Tinker, Chauncey Brewster, 1876-1963

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A full biographical statement is provided in the register for the Chauncey Brewster Tinker Papers (GEN MSS 354) .

From the guide to the Chauncey Brewster Tinker letters and manuscripts, 1900-1963, (Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library)

Chauncey Brewster Tinker, teacher, scholar and collector. Tinker was a member of the Department of English at Yale University, the author of several books about James Boswell, and Keeper of Rare Books in the Rare Book Room at Sterling Memorial Library at Yale.

From the description of Chauncey Brewster Tinker manuscript collection, 1644-1944. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 702152303

From the description of Chauncey Brewster Tinker letters and manuscripts, 1900-1963. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 80023633

From the description of Chauncey Brewster Tinker papers, 1898-1963. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 77737784

From the description of Chauncey Brewster Tinker manuscript collection, 1644-1944. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 80855351

From the description of Chauncey Brewster Tinker papers, 1898-1963. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 702152938

From the description of Chauncey Brewster Tinker letters and manuscripts, 1900-1963. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 702152966

Chauncey Brewster Tinker (1876-1963), Yale Class of 1899, was a member of the Department of English at Yale University, the author of several books about James Boswell, and Keeper of Rare Books in the Rare Book Room at Sterling Memorial Library at Yale. Tinker inspired Frank Altschul to start what later became the Yale Library Associates. Many of the literary and historical manuscripts that Tinker acquired personally he gave to the Yale Library.

For additional information, see the numerous references to Chauncey Brewster Tinker in the index to The Yale University Library Gazette, and the memorial written at the time of his death and printed in the Gazette, Vol. 38, Number 1 (July 1963).

From the guide to the Chauncey Brewster Tinker manuscript collection, 1644-1944, (Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library)

Chauncey Brewster Tinker was born on October 22, 1876 in Auburn, Maine, the son of Rev. Anson Phelps Tinker, Yale class of 1868, and Martha Jane White Tinker. After losing his mother at age three and his father at age twelve, he was raised by his stepmother in Denver, Colorado. She persuaded him to attend Yale, where he earned all of his academic degrees: B.A. in 1899, M.A. in 1901 and Ph.D. in 1902.

After teaching for one year at Bryn Mawr College, he joined the faculty at Yale. There, he taught in the English Department as one of the University's most popular and acclaimed professors, from 1903 until his retirement in 1945, leaving only to serve in the Red Cross and military intelligence during World War I. He also served as Senior Fellow of Davenport College, where he lived for many years, and was instrumental in establishing the Yale Library Associates, founded in 1930. In 1931, he was appointed the first Keeper of Rare Books in the Rare Book Room in Sterling Memorial Library at Yale.

During his lengthy career, Tinker published many works of his own scholarship, including several books on James Boswell. In 1925 he was the first to view a previously unknown collection of Boswell papers at Malahide Castle in Ireland. This collection was later acquired by Colonel Ralph Heyward Isham and subsequently came to Yale. Tinker was also one of the foremost collectors of his age in the field of English literature, and his collection is now at Yale.

From the guide to the Chauncey Brewster Tinker papers, 1898-1963, (Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library)

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creatorOf Tinker, Chauncey Brewster, 1876-1963. Autograph letter signed CH to Dear E[lizabeth Manwaring] April 18, 1935. Wellesley College
referencedIn Sancetta, Joyce K. A poetical flight to France, & the Netherlands : [Scotland?], 1771 Mar 11. Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Rogers, Bruce, 1870-1957. Letters. Dartmouth College Library
referencedIn The Inquiry Papers, 1915-1921 Yale University. Department of Manuscripts and Archives
referencedIn E. E. Cummings papers, 1870-1969. Houghton Library
creatorOf Adam, R. B. (Robert Borthwick), 1863-1940. Papers, 1846-1948 (inclusive), 1918-1939 (bulk). Harvard University, Houghton Library
referencedIn Mark Anthony De Wolfe Howe additional papers, 1880-1959 Houghton Library
referencedIn Martha Dickinson Bianchi correspondence concerning publication of the poetry of the American poet, Emily Dickinson:, 1881-1943 (inclusive), 1925-1937 (bulk). Houghton Library
creatorOf Tinker, Chauncey Brewster, 1876-1963. Chauncey Brewster Tinker letters and manuscripts, 1900-1963. Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Chauncey Brewster Tinker manuscript collection, 1644-1944 Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Two Letters from C. B. Tinker to T. J. Wise, concerning the biblio-graphy of Lord Byron; 11 Jan., 5 March 1928.includes:ff. 48, 49, 49b Chauncey Brewster Tinker, of Yale University: Thomas James Wise, book collector: Letters to Thomas James Wise fr..., 1928 British Library
referencedIn Henrietta C. Bartlett papers, 1471-1961 Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Autograph File, T, 1580-1975. Houghton Library
creatorOf Tinker, Chauncey Brewster, 1876-1963. Autograph letter signed Chauncey Brewster Tinker to Miss Weed May 31, 1925. Wellesley College
referencedIn Allison, John Maudgridge Snowden, 1888-1944. John Maudgridge Snowden Allison papers, 1771-1943 (inclusive). Yale University Library
creatorOf Rogers, Bruce, 1870-1957. Bruce Rogers papers, 1902-1951. Newberry Library
referencedIn Yale miscellaneous manuscripts collection, 1701-2002 (inclusive), 1701-1987 (bulk). Yale University Library
creatorOf Tinker, Chauncey Brewster, 1876-1963. Chauncey Brewster Tinker letters and manuscripts, 1900-1963. Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Lewis, Sinclair, 1885-1951. Sinclair Lewis papers, 1866-1964 (bulk 1910-1950). Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Yale miscellaneous manuscripts collection, 1701-2002 (inclusive), 1701-1987 (bulk). Yale University Library
referencedIn Pottinger, David Thomas, 1884-1958. Papers, 1925-1929. University Club Library
referencedIn Dickerman, Elizabeth S. Elizabeth S. Dickerman papers relating to Emily Dickinson, 1894-1954. Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Papers, 1846-1948 (inclusive), 1918-1939 (bulk). Houghton Library
creatorOf Tinker, Chauncey Brewster, 1876-1963. Chauncey Brewster Tinker papers, 1898-1963. Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Beer family papers, 1740-1981, 1827-1981 Yale University. Department of Manuscripts and Archives
referencedIn John Mason Brown papers, 1922-1967. Houghton Library
creatorOf Chauncey Brewster Tinker papers, 1898-1963 Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Yale in World War II collection, 1938-1946 Yale University. Department of Manuscripts and Archives
creatorOf Rogers, Bruce, 1870-1957. Letters, 1953 August 23 and 1954 August 14, Danbury, Conn., to Chauncey Tinker, [n.p.]. Dartmouth College Library
referencedIn Letters sent to Hyder Edward Rollins, 1927-1946 (inclusive), 1944-1946 (bulk). Houghton Library
referencedIn John Maudgridge Snowden Allison papers, 1771-1943 Yale University. Department of Manuscripts and Archives
referencedIn Edgar Huidekoper Wells papers, 1912-1933. Houghton Library
referencedIn David Thomas Pottinger papers, 1922-1952. Houghton Library
creatorOf Tinker, Chauncey Brewster, 1876-1963,. Chauncey Brewster Tinker manuscript collection, 1644-1944. Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Chauncey Brewster Tinker letters and manuscripts, 1900-1963 Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn The Inquiry papers, 1915-1921 (inclusive). Yale University Library
creatorOf Tinker, Chauncey Brewster, 1876-1963. Autograph letter signed CH to:"Dear E[lizabeth Manwaring]" April 18, 1935. Wellesley College
referencedIn Yale Miscellaneous Manuscripts collection, 1701-2007, 1701-1987 Yale University. Department of Manuscripts and Archives
creatorOf Rubin, Jean, 1928-. Jean Rubin letters received, 1949-1963. Pennsylvania State University Libraries
referencedIn Wallace Notestein papers, 1899-1969 (inclusive) Yale University Library
creatorOf Tinker, Chauncey Brewster, 1876-1963. Autograph letter signed C.B. Tinker to Miss Weed March 5, 1932. Wellesley College
referencedIn Osborn, James Marshall. James Marshall Osborn correspondence, 1928-1977. Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Havens, Raymond Dexter, 1880-1954. Raymond Dexter Havens papers, 1752-1954. Johns Hopkins University, Sheridan Libraries and the Milton S. Eisenhower Library
creatorOf Tinker, Chauncey Brewster, 1876-1963. Letter to [Thomas O.] Mabbott. New York, NY. 1950 June 17. University of Iowa Libraries
referencedIn Mary Hyde Eccles papers Houghton Library
referencedIn Letters and documents. Hollins University, Wyndham Robertson Library
creatorOf Tinker, Chauncey Brewster, 1876-1963. The Wedgwood medallion of Samuel Johnson. Dartmouth College Library
creatorOf Tinker, Chauncey Brewster, 1876-1963. Correspondence, 1910 Apr. 4, 5, 8. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn James Marshall Osborn correspondence, 1928-1977 Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn James Russell Lowell miscellaneous correspondence, 1839-1891. Houghton Library
creatorOf Tinker, Chauncey Brewster, 1876-1963. Correspondence with Van Wyck Brooks, 1935-1955. University of Pennsylvania Library
referencedIn Albert Galloway Keller papers, 1888-1956 Yale University. Department of Manuscripts and Archives
referencedIn Papers and designs, 1899-1952. Houghton Library
creatorOf Tinker, Chauncey Brewster, 1876-1963,. Chauncey Brewster Tinker manuscript collection, 1644-1944. Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Wilder, Thornton, 1897-1975. Autograph letter signed Thornton to "Dear C.B." April 18, 1947. Wellesley College
creatorOf Wright, Howell, 1882-1954. Letters, 1937-1943, to Howell Wright. Brown University, John Hay Library
referencedIn Yale in World War II collection, 1938-1946 (inclusive). Yale University Library
referencedIn Sinclair Lewis papers, 1866-1964, 1910-1950 Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Houghton Mifflin Company contracts, 1831-1979 (inclusive) 1880-1940 (bulk). Houghton Library
referencedIn Wallace Notestein papers, 1899-1969 Yale University. Department of Manuscripts and Archives
referencedIn Keller, Albert Galloway, 1874-1956. Albert Galloway Keller papers, 1888-1956 (inclusive). Yale University Library
referencedIn Beer family. Beer family papers, 1740-1981 (inclusive), 1827-1981 (bulk). Yale University Library
referencedIn George Dudley Seymour papers, 1684-1944 Yale University. Department of Manuscripts and Archives
referencedIn Seymour, George Dudley, 1859-1945. George Dudley Seymour papers, 1684-1944 (inclusive). Yale University Library
creatorOf Tinker, Chauncey Brewster, 1876-1963. Chauncey Brewster Tinker papers, 1898-1963. Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Papers, 1922-1965 (inclusive), 1925-1952 (bulk). Houghton Library
referencedIn Papers, 1846-1948 (inclusive), 1918-1939 (bulk). Houghton Library
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associatedWith Adam, R. B. (Robert Borthwick), 1863-1940. person
associatedWith Allison, John Maudgridge Snowden, 1888-1944. person
associatedWith Bacon, Leonard, 1887-1954. person
associatedWith Bartlett, Henrietta C. (Henrietta Collins), 1873-1963 person
associatedWith Beer family family
associatedWith Beer family. family
associatedWith Benét, Stephen Vincent, 1898-1943. person
associatedWith Bianchi, Martha Dickinson, 1866-1943 person
associatedWith Boswell, James, 1778-1822. person
correspondedWith Brown, John Mason, 1900-1969 person
associatedWith Caine, Hall, Sir, 1853-1931. person
associatedWith Chapman, R. W. (Robert William), 1881-1960 person
associatedWith Cook, Albert S. (Albert Stanburrough), 1853-1927. person
associatedWith Cummings, E. E. (Edward Estlin), 1894-1962 person
associatedWith Dibdin, Thomas Frognall, 1776-1847. person
associatedWith Dickerman, Elizabeth S. person
associatedWith Eccles, Mary Hyde. person
associatedWith Hammond, Lansing V. person
associatedWith Hammond, Lansing V. person
associatedWith Hammond, Lansing V. (Lansing Van der Heyden), 1906- person
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associatedWith Hathaway, Charles Montgomery, Jr. person
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associatedWith Johnson, Samuel, 1709-1784 person
associatedWith Keller, Albert Galloway, 1874-1956. person
associatedWith Knapp, Lewis M. (Lewis Mansfield) person
associatedWith Knapp, Mary Etta, 1902- person
associatedWith Lewis, Sinclair, 1885-1951. person
associatedWith Lowell, James Russell, 1819-1891 person
associatedWith Mabbott, Thomas Ollive, 1898-1968, person
associatedWith Manwaring, Elizabeth Wheeler, b. 1879. person
associatedWith Masefield, John, 1878-1967. person
associatedWith McAdam, E. L. (Edward Lippincott), 1905-1969. person
associatedWith Merriman, Daniel. person
associatedWith Merriman, Mary. person
associatedWith Mitford, Mary Russell, 1787-1855. person
associatedWith Murdock, Harold, 1862-1934. person
associatedWith Nettleton, Mary. person
associatedWith Nettleton, Mary. person
associatedWith Newton, A. Edward (Alfred Edward), 1864-1940. person
associatedWith Notestein, Wallace, 1878-1969. person
associatedWith Osborn, James Marshall. person
associatedWith Pottinger, David Thomas, 1884-1958. person
associatedWith Rogers, Bruce, 1870-1957. person
correspondedWith Rollins, Hyder Edward, 1889-1958 person
associatedWith Rubin, Jean, 1928- person
associatedWith Seymour, George Dudley, 1859-1945. person
associatedWith Sheridan, Richard Brinsley, 1751-1816. person
associatedWith Swinburne, Algernon Charles, 1837-1909. person
associatedWith Trollope, Anthony, 1815-1882. person
associatedWith Wedgwood & Bentley. corporateBody
associatedWith Wedgwood, Josiah, 1730-1795. person
associatedWith Weed, Lilla. person
associatedWith Wells, Edgar Huidekoper, 1875-1938 person
associatedWith Wilder, Thornton, 1897-1975. person
associatedWith Wilkes, John, 1725-1797. person
associatedWith Wilkes, John, 1727-1797. person
associatedWith Wright, Howell, 1882-1954. person
associatedWith Yale University corporateBody
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Death 1963

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