Papers of William Hickling Prescott [manuscript], 1836-1858.

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Papers of William Hickling Prescott [manuscript], 1836-1858.

The papers are comprised chiefly of letters to Theodore Dwight, Henry Hart Milman, and American and European publishing firms. Subjects discussed include books by Dwight, Milman, George Bancroft and Thomas Babington Macauley, business relations with Richard Bentley, the anti-Catholic uprising in England, 1850, the U.S. presidential campaign of 1852, family matters, and the writing and publication of several of Prescott's books. Other topics include Prescott's trip to England, his British and American friends, and access to manuscript materials in Italian libraries and the archives of the Spanish legation. Fourteen engravings of Prescott are included.

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