Prescott, Marjorie Wiggin, 1893-1980

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Marjorie Wiggin was the daughter of Albert Henry Wiggin, who retired in 1933 as executive head of the Chase National Bank and was himself a book collector. He is the subject of her 1949 biography, New England son. She married Sherburne Prescott, and by 1929 they were settled at their estate, Hickory Hill, in Greenwich, Connecticut. Hickory Hill remained their home for the next fifty years and housed Prescott's library. Prescott also collected fine furniture. At her death, both collections were sold at auction by Christie's in February 1981.

From the description of Papers and bibliographical records relating to the book collection of Marjorie Wiggin Prescott, [ca. 1929-1965]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122516146

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creatorOf Gladstone, W. E. (William Ewart), 1809-1898. Autograph letter signed : Mentmore, to S. W. Lawley, 1891 Dec. 9. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Egg, Augustus Leopold, 1816-1863. Autograph letter signed : London, to Charles [?], 1852 Feb. 24. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Leech, John, 1817-1864. Autograph letter signed : place not specified, to Horace Mayhew, "Monday". Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Bunner, H. C. (Henry Cuyler), 1855-1896. Autograph letter signed : Puck Office, New York, to Thomas S. Collier, 1878 Aug. 15. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Gladstone, W. E. (William Ewart), 1809-1898. Autograph letter signed : Falkirk, to Lord Belhaven, 1837 Jan. 8. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Papers, 1853-2005 (inclusive), 1939-2003 (bulk). Houghton Library.
creatorOf Frith, William Powell, 1819-1909. Autograph letter signed : London, to Robert Browning, 1882 Mar. 29. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Wellington, Arthur Wellesley, Duke of, 1769-1852. Autograph letter written in the third person : Windsor Castle, to an unidentified recipient, [year not specified] Oct. 5. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Lemon, Mark, 1809-1870. In memoriam : autograph poem signed, 1868 Aug. 22. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Burne-Jones, Edward Coley, Sir, 1833-1898. Autograph letter signed : [London, to Oscar Wilde, n.d.]. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Gladstone, W. E. (William Ewart), 1809-1898. Autograph letter signed : place of writing illegible, to W. R. Drake, 1848 June 17. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Dickens, Charles, 1812-1870. Autograph letter signed : Higham, to Albert C. Lewis, 1866 Dec. 27. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Wilde, Oscar, 1854-1900. Essay and review of J.A. Symond's "Studies of the Greek Poets" : Oxford : autograph manuscript unsigned, ca. 1873 Dec.-1876 Aug. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Stanfield, Clarkson, 1793-1867. Autograph letter signed : place not specified, to [Dom?], 1834 Feb. 10. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Dickens, Charles, 1812-1870. Autograph letter signed : London, to Dr. Mayo, 1850 May 8. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Irving, Washington, 1783-1859. Autograph letter signed : New York, to William Clements, 1836 Feb. 10. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Anderson, Mary, 1859-1940. Autograph letter signed : Chicago, to Oscar Wilde, "Friday" [ca. Mar.-Apr. 1883]. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Jacobs, W. W. (William Wymark), 1863-1943. The boatswain's watch : autograph manuscript signed of the short story, 1896 Jan. 7. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Browne, Halbot Knight, 1815-1882. Autograph letter signed : place not specified, to John Fennell, [1839] Dec. 31. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Maclise, Daniel, 1806-1870. Autograph letter signed : place not specified, to Richard Dodson, undated. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Wilde, Oscar, 1854-1900. Lady Windermere's Fan. Act III : London : autograph manuscript of an early draft, 1891. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Prescott, Marjorie Wiggin, 1893-1980. Papers and bibliographical records relating to the book collection of Marjorie Wiggin Prescott, [ca. 1929-1965]. Grolier Club
creatorOf Ainsworth, William Harrison, 1805-1882. Autograph letter signed : Kensal Manor House, Harrow Road, to [Peter Cunningham], 1844 July 22. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Gladstone, W. E. (William Ewart), 1809-1898. Autograph letter signed : place not specified, to W. R. Drake, [1834] Nov. 21. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Grein, James Thomas, 1862-1935. Autograph letter signed : [London], to Oscar Wilde, 1892 May 9. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Egg, Augustus Leopold, 1816-1863. Autograph letter signed : London, to an unidentified recipient, [1847-1853]. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Napoleon III, Emperor of the French, 1808-1873. Autograph letter signed : place not specified, to an unidentified "Mademoiselle," 1870 Dec. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Cruikshank, George 1792-1878. Autograph letter signed : place not specified, to an unidentified recipient "Tuesday". Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Housman, A. E. (Alfred Edward), 1859-1936. Autograph letters signed (2) : Trinity College, Cambridge, to J.M. Barrie, 1922 Dec. 18-1928 Feb. 20. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Browne, Hablot Knight, 1815-1882. Autograph letter signed : place not specified, to Charles Dickens, undated. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Sargent, John Singer, 1856-1925. Autograph letter signed : [n.p.], to Oscar Wilde, [n.d.]. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Moore, Thomas, dd 1779-1852. Autograph letter signed : to Spencer, "Thursday". Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Russell, John Russell, Earl, 1792-1878. Autograph letter written in the third person : London, to an unidentified recipient [1848] Feb. 14. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Addison, Joseph, 1672-1719. [Letter] 1710 Mar. 4 : Malmesbury [to] Richard Steele. University of California, Los Angeles
creatorOf Housman, A. E. (Alfred Edward), 1859-1936. Autograph letter signed : Trinity College, Cambridge, to Grant Richards, 1923 Sept. 23. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Wilde, Oscar, 1854-1900. A night vision : autograph manuscript of the poem, ca. 1881. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Sala, George Augustus, 1828-1895. Autograph letter signed : Brighton, to Miss Mugford, 1876 Oct. 26. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Stanfield, Clarkson, 1793-1867. Autograph letter signed : London, to an unidentified recipient, [1839-1847] Aug. 20. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Wellington, Arthur Wellesley, Duke of, 1769-1852. Autograph letter signed : London, to [Mr. Peerville?], 1836 Dec. 1. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Shaw, Bernard, 1856-1950. Autograph letters signed (2) and typed letters signed (2) : London and Holkham, to William A. Page, 1902 July 4-1902 Sept. 16. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Gladstone, W. E. (William Ewart), 1809-1898. Autograph letter signed : place not specified, to George Gregory, 1891 Sept. 24. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Forster, John, 1812-1876. Autograph letter signed London, to "Gentlemen," 1869 Apr. 6. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Lamb, Charles, 1775-1834. Autograph letter signed : [Holborn, London], to S.T. Coleridge, [1796 Sept. 27]. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Lowther, Claude, 1872-1929. Autograph letter signed : Freiburg, Baden, to Oscar Wilde, [n.d.]. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Waller, Lewis, 1860-1915. Autograph letter signed : [London], to Oscar Wilde, [no year] Apr. 9. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Wilkie, David, Sir, 1785-1841. Autograph letter signed : London, to Mr. Bell, [18--] Apr. 16. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Barrie, J. M. (James Matthew), 1860-1937. Autograph letter signed : Adelphi Terrace House, Strand, to A.E. Housman, 1922 Dec. 15. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Wilde, Oscar, 1854-1900. An ideal husband. Act III : London : typescript with extensive autograph revisions, 1894. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Burdett-Coutts, Angela Georgina. Autograph letter signed : place not specified, to Mr. Stern, 1885 July 18. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Ainsworth, William Harrison, 1805-1882. Autograph letter signed with initials : [n.p.] to George Cruikshank, [n.d.] Friday. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Dickens, Charles, 1812-1870. Autograph letter written in the third person signed : Higham, to Samuel H. Lindley, 1864 May 25. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Blumenthal, Oskar, 1852-1917. Letter signed : Berlin, to Oscar Wilder, 1892 May 3. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Wordsworth, William, 1770-1850. Autograph letter signed : Rydal Mount [near Ambleside], to an unidentified woman, 1836 Apr. 24. Pierpont Morgan Library.
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associatedWith Addison, Joseph, 1672-1719. person
associatedWith Ainsworth, William Harrison, 1805-1882. person
associatedWith Anderson, Mary, 1859-1940. person
correspondedWith Auslander, Joseph, 1897-1965 person
associatedWith Barrie, J. M. (James Matthew), 1860-1937. person
associatedWith Blumenthal, Oskar, 1852-1917. person
associatedWith Browne, Hablot Knight, 1815-1882. person
associatedWith Browne, Halbot Knight, 1815-1882. person
associatedWith Bunner, H. C. (Henry Cuyler), 1855-1896. person
associatedWith Burdett-Coutts, Angela Georgina. person
associatedWith Burne-Jones, Edward Coley, Sir, 1833-1898. person
associatedWith Cruikshank, George 1792-1878. person
associatedWith Dickens, Charles, 1812-1870. person
correspondedWith Drake, James F. person
associatedWith Eccles, Mary Hyde. person
associatedWith Egg, Augustus Leopold, 1816-1863. person
associatedWith Forster, John, 1812-1876. person
associatedWith Frith, William Powell, 1819-1909. person
associatedWith Gladstone, W. E. (William Ewart), 1809-1898. person
associatedWith Grein, James Thomas, 1862-1935. person
associatedWith Housman, A. E. (Alfred Edward), 1859-1936. person
associatedWith Irving, Washington, 1783-1859. person
associatedWith Jacobs, W. W. (William Wymark), 1863-1943. person
associatedWith Lamb, Charles, 1775-1834. person
associatedWith Leech, John, 1817-1864. person
associatedWith Lemon, Mark, 1809-1870. person
associatedWith Lowther, Claude, 1872-1929. person
associatedWith Maclise, Daniel, 1806-1870. person
associatedWith Moore, Thomas, dd 1779-1852. person
associatedWith Napoleon III, Emperor of the French, 1808-1873. person
correspondedWith Rosenbach, A. S. W. (Abraham Simon Wolf), 1876-1952 person
associatedWith Russell, John Russell, Earl, 1792-1878. person
associatedWith Sala, George Augustus, 1828-1895. person
associatedWith Sargent, John Singer, 1856-1925. person
associatedWith Shaw, Bernard, 1856-1950. person
associatedWith Stanfield, Clarkson, 1793-1867. person
correspondedWith Swann, Arthur, 1875-1959 person
associatedWith Waller, Lewis, 1860-1915. person
associatedWith Wellington, Arthur Wellesley, Duke of, 1769-1852. person
associatedWith Wilde, Oscar, 1854-1900. person
associatedWith Wilkie, David, Sir, 1785-1841. person
associatedWith Wordsworth, William, 1770-1850. person
Place Name Admin Code Country
Connecticut--Greenwich
Subject
Book collecting--20th century
Book collectors--20th century
Private libraries--20th century
Women book collectors--20th century
Occupation
Book collectors--20th century.--Connecticut--Greenwich
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Birth 1893-07-09

Death 1980

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