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Preliminary Guide to the Henry D. Thoreau / Lawrence Willson Collection
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Related Material

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Henry D. Thoreau / Lawrence Willson Collection,
    Date (inclusive): ca. 1850s
    Collection Number: Mss 187
    Creator: Thoreau, Henry David, 1817-1862
    Extent: .2 linear feet (1 oversize box)
    Repository: University of California, Santa Barbara. Library. Department of Special Collections
    Santa Barbara, California 93106-9010
    Physical Location: Vault
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information

    Access Restrictions

    None known.

    Publication Rights

    Copyright has not been assigned to the Department of Special Collections, UCSB. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of Special Collections. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Department of Special Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which also must be obtained.

    Preferred Citation

    Henry D. Thoreau / Lawrence Willson Collection. Mss 187. Department of Special Collections, Davidson Library, University of California, Santa Barbara.

    Acquisition Information

    Purchase, 1995.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    The collection contains 8 items, mainly fragments of writings, notes, and drafts of letters by Henry D. Thoreau, acquired by UCSB English Professor and Thoreau scholar, Lawrence Willson, from diverse sources.

    Related Material

    The 1999 guide, "Thoreau Holdings at UCSB Special Collections," provides a comprehensive listing of UCSB printed and manuscript holdings at that time.