Bruce Garland collection of Thomas Wise material


Creator: Garland, Bruce
Date(s): 1897-2007, undated
Bulk Dates: 1934-1975
Call Number: MSS 0646
Language: Materials entirely in English.
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.
Physical Description:
  • 1.6 linear feet (3 boxes)
  • 4 oversize removals
Source: Gift of Bruce Garland, 2010.
Processing: Processed and encoded by Maureen Cech, November 2011. Updated by Dustin Frohlich, June 2014. Finding aid prepared using Describing Archives: A Content Standard