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Creator:Carter, John, 1905-1975
Title:John Carter papers
Date(s):1959-1970
Call No:MSS 0099, F0746
Abstract:Letters and other documents related to the British book collector John Carter.
Subjects:Collectors and collecting--History--20th century | Book collecting--History--20th century | Collectors
Creator:Forman, H. Buxton (Harry Buxton), 1842-1917
Title:H. Buxton Forman papers relating to John Keats
Date(s):1885-1949
Call No:MSS 0215
Abstract:The H. Buxton Forman papers relating to John Keats contains materials relating to nineteenth century English poet John Keats. These materials were collected during the late nineteenth and early twentieth[...] centuries by American H. Buxton Forman and other members of his family.
Subjects:Poets, English--19th century | Poets | Collectors
Creator:Strong, L. A. G. (Leonard Alfred George), 1896-1958
Title:L. A. G. Strong letters to Mary Turner and Tom Turner
Date(s):1934-1958
Call No:MSS 0659
Abstract:The L. A. G. Strong letters to Mary Turner and Tom Turner contains 41 letters written by British author L. A. G. (Leonard Alfred George) Strong (1896-1959) to his friend,[...] bibliophile Tom Turner (1870-1949), as well as 150 autograph letters addressed to Mary Turner (born circa 1924), Tom Turner's daughter. The letters to Mary Turner document an affair she seems to have had with Strong.
Subjects:Authors, English--20th century--Correspondence | Authors | Collectors
Creator:Brewer, William Augustus, 1863-1931
Title:William Augustus Brewer bookplate collection
Date(s):1700-2000
Call No:GRA 0115
Abstract:The William Augustus Brewer bookplate collection comprises 12,870 printed bookplates dating primarily from the eighteenth, nineteenth, and twentieth centuries, many of which were from the libraries of famous individuals or[...] produced by significant artists. The collection also contains additional material relating to Brewer's collection, including Mrs. Augusta LaMotte Brewer's address book and printing plates and blocks, as well as reference material relating to bookplates.
Subjects:Bookplates | Art in bookplates | Bookplates--Collectors and collecting | Collectors
Creator:Creator unknown
Title:Bemerkungen über Abdrucken : Rembrandt
Date(s):1826
Call No:MSS 0099, F0760
Abstract:"Bemerkungen über Abdrucken: Rembrandt" [Remarks on prints: Rembrandt] is an eight-page manuscript of research notes by an unidentified nineteenth-century individual discussing selected Rembrandt prints.
Subjects:Prints, Dutch--17th century | Engraving, Dutch--17th century | Etching, Dutch--17th century | Art historians | More Subjects
Creator:Engle, Paul, 1908-1991
Title:Paul Engle letters and enclosures to Alex Williams
Date(s):1947-1962
Call No:MSS 0099, F0943
Abstract:American poet Paul Engle (1908-1991) wrote to Canadian book collector Alex Williams regarding his published poems and frequently enclosed copies of his privately printed work.
Subjects:Poets, American--20th century--Correspondence | Book collectors--20th century--Correspondence | Poets | Collectors
Creator:Muir, Percy H. (Percy Horace), 1894-1979
Title:Percy H. Muir letters to Rev. James Brown
Date(s):1951-1964
Call No:MSS 0099, F0953
Abstract:British author, bibliographer, and antiquarian bookseller Percy H. Muir (1894-1979) corresponded with Church of Scotland minister and book collector Rev. James Brown regarding the purchase of books and illustrations which[...] reflected Brown's collecting interests.
Subjects:Booksellers and bookselling--Great Britain--History--20th century | Illustration of books--France--20th century | Booksellers | Collectors
Creator:Wilson, Robert A. (Robert Alfred), 1922-
Title:Robert A. Wilson - Marianne Moore collection
Date(s):1925-1997
Call No:MSS 0641
Abstract:The Robert A. Wilson - Marianne Moore collection comprises 1 linear foot of material spanning the dates between 1925 and 1997 and includes correspondence to and from American poet Marianne[...] Moore, the majority of which was written to Phoenix Book Shop proprietor Robert A. Wilson; works by and about Moore; newspaper clippings, photographs, pamphlets, broadsheets, and invitations documenting aspects of Moore’s career and public appearances; audio recordings; and realia.
Subjects:Poets, American--20th century--Correspondence | Poets | Collectors | Booksellers
Creator:Garland, Bruce
Title:Bruce Garland collection of Thomas Wise material
Date(s):1897-2007
Call No:MSS 0646
Abstract:The Bruce Garland collection of Thomas Wise material comprises approximately 1.6 linear feet of material pertaining to English bibliographer, book collector, and forger Thomas J. Wise (1859-1937). Much of the[...] collection's material was compiled by English bibliographer and book collector John Carter (1905-1975), who co-authored with Graham Pollard (1903-1976) An Enquiry into the Nature of Certain Nineteenth Century Pamphlets (1934), which effectively outed Wise as a forger. The collection contains correspondence, including original correspondence of Wise's, manuscripts, page proofs, galley proofs, auction catalogs, clippings, scrapbooks, periodicals and articles, and ephemera.
Subjects:Literary forgeries and mystifications--History--19th century | Literary forgeries and mystifications--History--20th century | Bibliographers | Collectors | More Subjects
Creator:Stewart, Richard H.
Title:Richard H. Stewart collection of Abraham Lincoln material
Date(s):1861-2009
Call No:MSS 0694
Abstract:The Richard H. Stewart collection of Abraham Lincoln material comprises artifacts, prints, postcards, stamps, coins, clippings, publications, notes and research, and an 1861 appointment signed by Lincoln. The collection documents[...] the nation’s mourning of Lincoln through contemporary and commemorative ephemera, artifacts, and prints and reflects the collecting and research pursuits of native Delawarean, University of Delaware alumnus, and DuPont executive Richard H. Stewart (1936-2013).
Subjects:Presidents--United States--History--19th century | Assassins--United States--History--19th century | Collectors | United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865
Creator:Pfeiffer, Gordon A.
Title:Gordon A. Pfeiffer nineteenth-century Delaware trade card collection
Date(s):1800-1900
Call No:GRA 0124
Abstract:Gordon A. Pfeiffer is a Delaware book, postcard, book art, and ephemera collector and an original founder of the Delaware Bibliophiles. The Gordon Pfeiffer nineteenth-century Delaware trade card collection comprises[...] over one thousand trade cards of Delaware suppliers and merchants.
Subjects:Advertising--History--19th century | Chromolithography--United States--History--19th century | Collectors | Delaware--History--19th century
Creator:Wilson, Robert A. (Robert Alfred), 1922-2016
Title:Robert A. Wilson collection
Date(s):1906-2011
Call No:MSS 0481
Abstract:The Robert A. Wilson collection comprises 9 linear feet of material related to 36 prominent literary figures, previously in the private collection of Robert A. Wilson, the final owner of[...] the Phoenix Book Shop, in New York City (1962-1988).
Subjects:Dramatists, American--20th century | Poets, American--20th century | Authors, American--20th century | Booksellers | More Subjects
Creator:Wilson, Robert A. (Robert Alfred), 1922-
Title:Robert A. Wilson John Wieners collection
Date(s):1958-1988
Call No:MSS 0555
Abstract:The Robert A. Wilson John Wieners collection comprises one linear foot of materials, spanning the dates between 1958-1988, relating to the literary career of and publication of works by Boston-born[...] poet John Wieners (1934-2002). The collection includes manuscripts, page and galley proofs, mock-ups of some of Wieners's shorter publications, postcards, correspondence to Robert Wilson from Wieners, sheet music, flyers for Wieners's New York readings, reviews of Wieners's work, and photographs.
Subjects:Poets, American--20th century | Authors, American--20th century | Beat generation--California--San Francisco | Beat generation--Poetry | More Subjects
Creator:Tober, Frank W., 1919-1995
Title:Frank W. Tober papers
Date(s):1791-1995
Call No:MSS 0602
Abstract:The Frank W. Tober papers comprise letters, postcards, photographs, pamphlets, magazines, newspaper clippings, newsletters, printing ephemera, invoices, notebooks, woodblocks, prints, coins, sculpture, and other realia. A major portion of the[...] papers relate to Tober's collections and collecting activities. Tober was a chemical engineer with a substantial personal interest in the study of rare books, printing, Napoleon and the French Revolution, and, in particular, literary forgery.
Subjects:Collectors and collecting--History--20th century | Book collectors--History--20th century | France--History--Revolution, 1789-1799 | Appraisals (records) | More Subjects
Creator:Hoffecker, Carol E.
Title:Carol Hoffecker Delaware bookplate collection
Date(s):1920-1940
Call No:GRA 0098, Item 0001
Abstract:The Carol Hoffecker Delaware bookplate collection comprises 76 bookplates belonging to prominent early twentieth-century Delawareans and regional organizations. Individuals represented include statesmen, businessmen, and members of distinguished families, such as[...] the du Pont and Warner families.
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Subjects:Art in bookplates | Bookplates | Bookplates, American | Collectors | More Subjects
Creator:Tober, Frank W., 1919-1995
Title:Frank W. Tober collection on literary forgery
Date(s):1801-1994
Call No:MSS 0601
Abstract:The Frank W. Tober collection on literary forgery comprises letters, books, pamphlets, journals and journal articles, newspaper clippings, auction and exhibition catalogs, and other ephemera related to literary forgery. While[...] Tober collected specimens of a variety of manuscript and printed forgeries, he was most interested in the literary forgeries of Thomas J. Wise and H. Buxton Forman.
Subjects:Literary forgeries and mystifications | Literary forgeries and mystifications--Exhibitions | Literary forgeries and mystifications--Specimens | Literary forgeries and mystifications--History--19th century | More Subjects
Creator:Carter, Frederick
Title:Frederick Carter letters to Tom Turner
Date(s):1917-1948
Call No:MSS 0099, F0942
Abstract:English author and artist Frederick Carter (1883-1967) wrote to English poet and bibliophile Tom Turner regarding mutual friends, current literature, W. B. Yeats, Carter's paintings, book collecting, Carter's writing, and[...] other topics.
Subjects:Poets, English--20th century--Correspondence | Engravers--Great Britain--History--20th century--Correspondence | Painters--England--20th century--Correspondence | Book collectors--Great Britain--History--20th century--Correspondence | More Subjects
Creator:Tober, Frank W., 1919-1995
Title:Frank W. Tober papermaking and paper samples collection
Date(s):1850-1993
Call No:MSS 0600
Abstract:Frank W. Tober collected this wide variety of paper specimens and samples from around the world, including manufacturer's paper sample books, catalogs, individual paper specimens, and a portion of St.[...] Louis collector and bookbinder Francis T. Guelker's collection on the history and craft of bookbinding and papermaking.
Subjects:Bookbinding--Specimens | Marbled papers--Specimens | Paper--Sample Books--Specimens | Paper, Handmade--Specimens | More Subjects
Creator:Gold, Joseph, 1912-
Title:Sir Joseph Gold literary manuscript collection
Date(s):1904-1972
Call No:MSS 0658
Abstract:British attorney and author Sir Joseph Gold (1912-2000) was a respected collector of modern first editions of British and American writers and poets. The Sir Joseph Gold literary manuscript collection[...] comprises 1.6 linear feet of correspondence, manuscripts, publishing files, and publications of mid-twentieth century British and American poets, publishers, and scholars.
Subjects:American poetry--20th century | Beat generation--Poetry | English poetry--20th century | Poets, American--20th century--Correspondence | More Subjects
Creator:Oliver, William Albert, 1926-2005
Title:William A. Oliver, Jr. collection related to The Mystery of Edwin Drood
Date(s):1844-2005
Call No:MSS 0638
Abstract:The William A. Oliver, Jr. collection related to The Mystery of Edwin Drood comprises 10.5 linear feet of material plus oversize items dating from 1844 to 2005 and includes extensive[...] bibliographic information relating to the works of Charles Dickens and specifically to the author's final novel The Mystery of Edwin Drood (1870), which was unfinished at the time of his death. The collection, which illuminates Oliver's activities as a collector and bibliographer, includes publications that printed original versions of the storyline, as well as various derivative works based on the novel; extensive bibliographies of editions of Dickens's works and scholarly work on Dickensiana, with a focus on Edwin Drood; and travel information and souvenirs from Dickens-related landmarks and events.
Subjects:English literature--History and criticism | Novelists, English--19th century | Book collecting | Book collectors | More Subjects
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