Schuman, Henry

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Antiquarian book dealer based in New York with close ties to Duke University physician and collector Dr. Josiah Trent; Schuman died in 1962 at the age of 63.

From the description of Henry Schuman papers, circa 1930-1990s. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 779966825

Henry and Ida Schuman began their antiquarian book business in Detroit in the 1930s, and soon moved to New York City where they established their well-known business on 20 East 70th Street and later at 2211 Broadway Street. They have been described as the first history of medicine rare book dealers in the United States. They enjoyed close ties with their clients, most notably to Duke University physician and collector Dr. Josiah Trent, whose collection of rare books and medical artifacts comprise the majority of the items in Duke University's History of Medicine Collections. Henry Schuman died in 1962 at the age of 63. After his death, Ida Schuman carried on with the business until her passing in 1977.

From the guide to the Henry and Ida Schuman Papers, 1920-1997 and undated, (David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University)

Archival Resources
Role Title Holding Repository
creatorOf Salloch, William. [Collection of booksellers' catalogs : United States and Canada, before 1996, held by The Bancroft Library, S-Z UC Berkeley Libraries
creatorOf Schuman, Henry. Henry Schuman papers, circa 1930-1990s. Duke University Libraries, Duke University Library; Perkins Library
referencedIn Stanton, Madeline E. (Madeline Earle). Madeline Earle Stanton papers, 1911-1983 (inclusive). Yale University Library
referencedIn Fulton, John F. (John Farquhar), 1899-1960. John Farquhar Fulton papers, 1892-1988 (inclusive), 1920-1960 (bulk). Yale University Library
referencedIn Philip S. Hench Walter Reed Yellow Fever Collection, circa 1800-circa 1998, bulk 1863-1974 Historical Collections, Claude Moore Health Sciences Library, University of Virginia
referencedIn George Sarton additional papers, 1901-1956. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Henry and Ida Schuman Papers, 1920-1997 and undated David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
referencedIn Rosen, George, 1910-. George Rosen papers, 1912-1978 (inclusive). Yale University Library
referencedIn John Farquhar Fulton papers, 1892-1988, 1920-1960 Yale University. Department of Manuscripts and Archives
Role Title Holding Repository
Relation Name
associatedWith Carter, Henry Rose, 1852-1925 person
associatedWith Fulton, John Farquhar, 1856-1932 person
associatedWith Fulton, John F. (John Farquhar), 1899-1960. person
associatedWith Hench, Philip S. (Philip Showalter), 1896-1965 person
associatedWith Henry Schuman Rare Books, Ltd. corporateBody
associatedWith History of Medicine Collections (Duke University) corporateBody
associatedWith Kean, Jefferson Randolph, 1860-1950 person
associatedWith Lazear, Jesse William, 1866-1900 person
associatedWith Reed, Walter, 1851-1902 person
associatedWith Rosen, George, 1910- person
correspondedWith Sarton, George, 1884-1956 person
associatedWith Schuman family. family
associatedWith Schuman, Ida. person
associatedWith Stanton, Madeline E. (Madeline Earle) person
associatedWith United States. Army corporateBody
Place Name Admin Code Country
New York State
New York (State)--New York
Book dealers
History of medicine--Bibliography--Catalogs
Rare books--Bibliography--Catalogs


Active 1930

Active 1990



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