Carteret Book Club

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After an unsuccessful attempt to found the Collectors' Club of Newark (N.J.) in 1902, the Carteret Book Club was founded at a meeting of 12 December 1908 organized by James E. Howell. Its mission was to bring together book collectors, printers, and other book men in order to study and promote the book arts, hold exhibits of rare and specially printed books, and publish books. The publishing program emphasized previously unpublished or original material, often with specially commissioned illustrations. The club was named for Philip Carteret, the first colonial governor of New Jersey (1665) and organized as a corporation in which the members bought shares. It was dissolved in 1957. The first president. Thomas L. Raymond, was mayor of Newark. The first two secretaries were John Cotton Dana, librarian of the Free Public Library of Newark, and then, until his death in 1941, Wilbur Macey Stone.

From the description of Records, [ca. 1902-1958]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122516209

Role Title Holding Repository
Relation Name
correspondedWith Adler, Elmer, 1884-1962 person
associatedWith Arnold, William Harris, 1854-1923. person
correspondedWith Bennett, Paul, 1897-1966 person
correspondedWith Blumenthal, Joseph, 1897-1990 person
correspondedWith Cary, Melbert Brinckerhoff, 1892-1941 person
associatedWith Dana, John Cotton, 1856-1929. person
correspondedWith Ellis, Richard W. 1895-1982 person
correspondedWith Gilliss, Walter, 1855-1925 person
associatedWith Goudy, Frederic 1865-1947. person
correspondedWith Grannis, Ruth Shepard, 1872-1954 person
correspondedWith Grauer, Ben person
associatedWith Guiterman, Arthur, 1871-1943 person
correspondedWith Hofer, Philip, 1898-1984 person
associatedWith Howell, James E. 1848-1916. person
associatedWith Hunt, William Southworth, 1879-1940. person
associatedWith Johnson, Willis Fletcher, 1857-1954. person
associatedWith Jordan, William. person
associatedWith Lytton, Edward Bulwer Lytton, Baron, 1803-1873. person
associatedWith Macready, William Charles, 1793-1873. person
associatedWith Matthews, Brander, 1852-1929. person
correspondedWith McMurtrie, Douglas C. 1888-1944 person
correspondedWith Morley, Christopher, 1890-1957 person
associatedWith Raymond, Thomas L. 1875-1928. person
correspondedWith Ruzicka, Rudolph, 1883-1978 person
associatedWith Stone, Wilbur Macey. person
associatedWith Stowaways (Organization) corporateBody
associatedWith Twombley, Frances person
associatedWith Updike, Daniel Berkeley, 1860-1941. person
associatedWith Ward, Lynd, 1905-1985 person
associatedWith Winser, Beatrice, 1869-1947. person
associatedWith Winship, George Parker, 1871-1952, person
Place Name Admin Code Country
New Jersey
Newark (N.J.)
New Jersey--Newark
Book collecting--Societies, etc
Printers--Societies, etc
Book clubs--20th century
Book clubs

Corporate Body

Active 1909

Active 1919



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SNAC ID: 21312806