The Correspondence of William Hickling Prescott 1833-1847, transcribed and edited by Roger Wolcott


Accession Number: 2004.61

Summary/Description: The author, a noted historian, was visually impaired and used the handwriting guide called a noctograph, a writing frame with wire guides in which carbon paper was placed on a metal plate and handwriting produced with a stylus. Includes a portrait frontispiece showing Prescott using a noctograph. Includes an index. Printed for the Massachusetts Historical Society. Bookplate on front free endpaper. Maroon clothbound boards with gold-stamped lettering and lines on front cover and spine, blind-stamped illustration on front cover, and gilt top edges. Some pages are uncut.

Author: Prescott, William Hickling, 1796-1859

History/Provenance: Bookplate indicates that in 1931 the book belonged to Clarke Billings.

Credit Line: Museum Purchase, 2004.61

Publisher: Riverside Press

Publisher Place: Cambridge

Publish Date: 1925

Subjects: Biography Correspondence Prescott, William Hickling, 1796-1859

Physical Description: 691 p. : ill. ; 9 5/8 x 7 1/2 x 2 in.