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Harold Lamport autograph collection

Call Number: MS 731

Scope and Contents

This autograph collection consists of approximately eighty letters and documents signed primarily by European and American political, diplomatic, and military figures of the seventeenth through nineteenth centuries, including Giuseppe Garibaldi, William Gladstone, Andrew Jackson, Lajos Kossuth, and Napoléon I. The items are arranged in alphabetical order by author. The collection was given to Yale University in 1961 by Harold Lamport and Mrs. H. L. Friedman.


  • 1585-1940


Conditions Governing Access

The materials are open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright status for collection materials is unknown, though much of the material in this collection is likely in the public domain. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.) beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. Works not in the public domain cannot be commercially exploited without permission of the copyright owners. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Harold Lamport and Mrs. H. L. Friedman, 1961.


1.5 Linear Feet (1 folio)

Language of Materials


Catalog Record

A record for this collection is available in Orbis, the Yale University Library catalog

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A collection of approximately eighty autograph letters and documents, primarily by European and American political, diplomatic and military figures of the seventeenth through the nineteenth centuries. Notable among them are Napoléon I, Andrew Jackson, Giuseppe Garibaldi, William Gladstone, and Lajos Kossuth.
Guide to the Harold Lamport Autograph Collection
Under Revision
compiled by Janet Elaine Gertz
February 1983
Description rules
Finding Aid Created In Accordance With Manuscripts And Archives Processing Manual
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

Part of the Manuscripts and Archives Repository

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