Lafcadio Hearn: letter writer : manuscript, 1951.


Lafcadio Hearn: letter writer : manuscript, 1951.

Address delivered at the Houghton Library on April 19, 1951, at the opening of the Tinker-Hearn collection. Introduction describes how the Hearn collection at Houghton "came to be made."

21 pages ; 31 cm.


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