William Roscoe Thayer papers, 1762-1927 (inclusive) 1872-1921 (bulk)

About this Collection

Creator
Thayer, William Roscoe , 1859-1923
Type
Articles.Clippings.Diaries-United States-19th century.Notebooks.Photographs.Poems-United States-19th century.Reviews.Scrapbooks.Speeches.Architectural drawings.Drawings-American-20th century.Harvard graduates' papers.
Collection Title
William Roscoe Thayer papers, 1762-1927 (inclusive) 1872-1921 (bulk)
Language
English
Origin
Massachusetts
Description
96 boxes (48 linear ft.)
Repository
Houghton Library, Harvard University
Identifier
colonialnorthamerica.library.harvard.edu/990006019950203941
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Subjects
Clapp, William Warland
Higginson, Thomas Wentworth
Thayer, William Roscoe
Harvard University--Alumni and alumnae
Houghton Mifflin Company.
American literature
Italy--History

Content Notes

Correspondence (chiefly letters received), articles, poems, speeches, book reviews, diaries and journals, miscellaneous notebooks, scrapbooks, clippings, and other printed material. Correspondence concerns Thayer's writings, particularly in the area of Italian history, and his connections with Harvard as editor of the Harvard Graduates' Magazine and later as an overseer. Also included are some miscellaneous papers of William Warland Clapp, a Boston journalist; and some papers of Thomas Wentworth Higginson, chiefly from a European trip made by Higginson in 1872.
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Biographical Notes

Thayer was a biographer and historian. From 1892 to 1915 he was editor of the Harvard Graduates' Magazine.