William Augustus Brewer bookplate collection

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The original arrangement (alphabetical by name of the owner) and housing used by Rev. Brewer for his bookplates has been maintained for Series I., which comprises the initial gift. Brewer mounted each bookplate to cardstock and provided additional information about each item, including original owner, designer, and his acquisition of the plate.

In 1957, the University of Delaware Library produced an index to the collection, which is included in this finding aid. The index is organized alphabetically by artist, owner, and subject. Photographs of the Rev. and Mrs. Brewer are also included in the collection, under the numbers 12225 and 12226.

The finding aid also includes materials that were added to the collection after it arrived at the University of Delaware Library. These items include additional bookplates, reference books, and journals. A list of the added bookplates is included in the finding aid, as is a bibliography of the books and journals.