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Henry Percy Litchfield papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS2119

Collection Scope and Content

This collection contains translations of German works, drafts of Litchfield's book The Franco-German War of 1870; unpublished works on the topics of European history, the U.S. presidents, religion, and other topics in English, German, French, and Italian; and journals dated 1864-70 and 1877-84 covering his extensive European travel, family matters, and social life. In addition, the collection contains a description, dated 1875, of Gracehill, the family home in Brooklyn, N.Y.

Dates

  • 1865-1984

Creator

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Historical or Biographical Note

Henry Percy Litchfield (1847-1919) was an amateur historian and translator. He was the brother of author Grace Denio Litchfield.

Extent

1.5 Linear Feet

Language

English

Abstract

Collection contains translations of German works, drafts of Litchfield's book The Franco-German War of 1870; unpublished works on the topics of European history, the U.S. presidents, religion, and other topics in English, German, French, and Italian; and journals dated 1864-70 and 1877-84 covering his extensive European travel, family matters, and social life. In addition, the collection contains a description, dated 1875, of Gracehill, the family home in Brooklyn, N.Y.

Acquisition Information

Henry Percy Litchfields's sister, Grace Denio Litchfield, donated these papers on April 14, 1942.
Title
Guide to the Henry Percy Litchfield papers, 1865-1984
Status
Completed
Author
Special Collections Research Center, The George Washington University
Date
2006
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Research Center, The George Washington University Repository

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