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Series IV: Correspondence, 1816-1856

Call Number: YCAL MSS 703, Series IV

Scope and Contents

Series IV contains a collection of correspondence to and from Percival which was acquired from various sources. Prominent among the correspondents are Dr. George Hayward of Boston, and Percival's publishers Sidney Babcock, Samuel G. Goodrich, and Samuel Walker.

Publication references noted are to J. H. Ward, The Life and Letters of James Gates Percival (Boston: Ticknor and Fields, 1866).


  • 1816-1856


Language of Materials

From the Collection:

Most materials are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

From the Collection:

The materials are open for research.


Organized into three subseries: Letters from James Gates Percival; Letters to James Gates Percival; and Third-Party Correspondence; within those subseries material is arranged by the consecutive numbers assigned by library staff.


1.25 Linear Feet (4 boxes)

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