William Augustus Brewer bookplate collection


Creator: Brewer, William Augustus, 1863-1931
Date(s): circa 1700-2000
Call Number: GRA 0115
Language: Materials primarily in English and also includes Latin, Portuguese, French, and others.
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.
Physical Description:
  • 16 linear feet (17 boxes)
  • 7 oversize boxes
Source: Gift of Augusta LaMotte Brewer, after 1931.
Processing: Processed by staff, 1957. Processed by Laura Cochrane and Theresa Hessey, November 2001. Encoded by Jaime Margalotti, May 2010. Updated by Maureen Cech, June 2013. Finding aid prepared using Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Alternative Format: Digital copies of many of the bookplates are available through the University of Delaware Library's Digital Collections website at ARTstor Commons. A PDF of the 1957 index to Series I. can be found at this link.