James Russell Lowell additional papers, 1736-1951

About this Collection

Creator
Lowell, James Russell , 1819-1891
Type
government publicationDiaries-United States-19th century.Family papers.Genealogies.Photographs.Poems.
Collection Title
James Russell Lowell additional papers, 1736-1951
Language
English
Origin
Massachusetts
Description
6 boxes (3 linear ft.)
Repository
Houghton Library, Harvard University
Identifier
colonialnorthamerica.library.harvard.edu/990092503620203941
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Subjects
Lowell, James Russell
Cutts family
Lowell family
Russell family
Diplomatic and consular service, American
American literature
American poetry

Content Notes

Primarily professional and social letters written to Lowell during his diplomatic career. In addition to professional matters, the letters concern poetry and the works of other poets, as well as social news. Also includes family correspondence with Mabel Lowell Burnett, Maria White Lowell, and Charles Lowell. There are also poems, compositions, genealogies of the Cutts, Lowell, and Russell families, photographs, a diary for 1882 and printed materials.
  • Materials in English, Spanish, French, and Italian.

Biographical Notes

Lowell was an author, poet, editor, teacher, and diplomat. He edited the Atlantic Monthly (1857-1861), and with Charles Eliot Norton, the North American Review (1864- ); was professor of French and Spanish Languages and Literatures at Harvard (1855-1886) succeeding Longfellow; and U.S. minister to Spain (1877-1880), and to England (1880-1885).