Pforzheimer, Walter L. (Walter Lionel), 1914-2003

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Yale graduate, lawyer, adviser on special collections to Yale University Library.

From the description of Walter Lionel Pforzheimer collection, 1487-1997 (inclusive), 1487-1982 (bulk). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 702195754

From the guide to the Walter Lionel Pforzheimer collection, 1487-1997, (Manuscripts and Archives)

Walter L. Pforzheimer (Yale 1935) was a lawyer and advisor on special collections to Yale University Library.

Marguerite Merington wrote The Custer Story: The Life and Intimate Letters of George A. Custer and His Wife Elizabeth (New York: Devin-Adair, 1950).

From the description of Walter L. Pforzheimer correspondence with Marguerite Merington, and related letters, 1933-1942 (bulk 1939-1942). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 702150560

Walter L. Pforzheimer (Yale 1935) was a lawyer and advisor on special collections to Yale University Library.

Marguerite Merington wrote The Custer Story: The Life and Intimate Letters of George A. Custer and His Wife Elizabeth (New York: Devin-Adair, 1950).

From the description of Walter L. Pforzheimer correspondence with Marguerite Merington, and related letters, 1933-1942 (bulk 1939-1942). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 78138078

Frank Richard Stockton (1834-1902) was an American novelist, short-story writer, and humorist, who wrote both children's stories and adult fiction. His collections of stories include Ting-a-ling Tales (1870), The Floating Prince, and Other Fairy Tales (1881), and The Lady, or the Tiger (1884). His novels include Rudder Grange (1879), which was originally serialized in Scribner's Monthly, two sequels Rudder Grangers Abroad (1891) and Pomona's Travels (1894), The Casting Away of Mrs. Lecks and Mrs. Aleshine (1886), and its sequel The Dusantes (1888). Stockton also served as assistant editor of the magazine Hearth and Home from 1868 to 1874 and the children's magazine Saint Nicholas from 1874 to 1878.

Walter L. Pforzheimer (1914-2003) began collecting material related to Frank Richard Stockton while in secondary school. He continued to pursue this and other collecting interests while a student a Yale, under the tutelage of Chauncey Brewster Tinker, and later as a member and board member of the Yale Library Associates.

From the description of Walter L. Pforzheimer collection of Frank Richard Stockton, circa 1850-1993. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 702158747

Walter L. Pforzheimer, lawyer, intelligence officer, and book collector. Pforzheimer was born in Port Chester, New York, in 1914, and graduated from Yale College (1935) and Yale Law School (1938). Pforzheimer began his intelligence career in the United States Army, 1942-1945, in the Office of Strategic Services and as an Army Air Force intelligence officer. He was one of the founders of the Central Intelligence Agency in 1946, and as a CIA legislative counsel and liaison to Congress assisted in drafting the 1947 National Security Act. In 1956, he founded the CIA's Historical Intelligence Collection, which he curated until his retirement in 1974. In retirement, he continued to work for the CIA and taught at the Defense Intelligence College. Pforzheimer died in Washington, D.C., in 2003.

Pforzheimer came from a family of book collectors: his father, also named Walter Pforzheimer (1883-1955), collected French armorial bindings and assembled a virtually complete collection of Molière; his uncle Carl H. Pforzheimer (1879-1957) collected Percy Bysshe Shelley and his circle. Pforzheimer inherited and augmented his father's collections, and assembled his own collection of American novelist Frank Richard Stockton. In addition to curating the CIA's Historical Intelligence Collection, Pforzheimer built a personal collection of books and manuscripts documenting the history of military intelligence. Elected to the Yale Library Associates board of trustees in 1936, Pforzheimer was a life-long trustee and donor to the Yale Libraries. He donated his book and manuscript collections of Molière, French armorial bindings, Frank Richard Stockton, and military intelligence to the Beinecke Library in 2001.

Sources:

Peake, Hayden B. "Walter Pforzheimer -- Lawyer, Intelligence Officer, Bibliophile." In: In the Name of Intelligence: Essays in Honor of Walter Pforzheimer (Washington: NIBC Press, c1994).

"Walter L. Pforzheimer, CIA's First Curator, Dies at 88." Washington Post (2003 February 12).

From the guide to the Walter L. Pforzheimer collection of historical manuscripts, circa 1370-1960s, 1500-1830, (Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library)

Frank Richard Stockton, American author and humorist. Stockton worked as a wood engraver before beginning his literary career. During 1860-1902, he published novels, short stories, short story collections, and articles, and became a popular author of stories for children. His works include stories Ting-a-ling Tales (1882), The Floating Prince, and Other Fairy Tales (1881), and The Lady, or the Tiger? (1882), and novels Rudder Grange (1879), Rudder Grangers Abroad (1891), Pomona's Travels (1894), The Casting Away of Mrs. Lecks and Mrs. Aleshine (1886), and The Dusantes (1888). Stockton served as an editor of Hearth and Home, 1868-1874, and Saint Nicholas Magazine, 1874-878. He married Marian Edwards Tuttle in 1860.

Sources:

Griffin, Martin Ignatius Joseph. Frank R. Stockton: A Critical Biography (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1939).

Golemba, Henry L. Frank R. Stockton (Boston: Twayne Publishers, 1981).

Walter L. Pforzheimer, lawyer, intelligence officer, and book collector. Pforzheimer was born in Port Chester, New York, in 1914, and graduated from Yale College (1935) and Yale Law School (1938). Pforzheimer began his intelligence career in the United States Army, 1942-1945, in the Office of Strategic Services and as an Army Air Force intelligence officer. He was one of the founders of the Central Intelligence Agency in 1946, and as a CIA legislative counsel and liaison to Congress assisted in drafting the 1947 National Security Act. In 1956, he founded the CIA's Historical Intelligence Collection, which he curated until his retirement in 1974. In retirement, he continued to work for the CIA and taught at the Defense Intelligence College. Pforzheimer died in Washington, D.C., in 2003.

Pforzheimer came from a family of book collectors: his father, also named Walter Pforzheimer (1883-1955), collected French armorial bindings and assembled a virtually complete collection of Molière; his uncle Carl H. Pforzheimer (1879-1957) collected Percy Bysshe Shelley and his circle. Pforzheimer inherited and augmented his father's collections, and assembled his own collection of American novelist Frank Richard Stockton. In addition to curating the CIA's Historical Intelligence Collection, Pforzheimer built a personal collection of books and manuscripts documenting the history of military intelligence. Elected to the Yale Library Associates board of trustees in 1936, Pforzheimer was a life-long trustee and donor to the Yale Libraries. He donated his book and manuscript collections of Molière, French armorial bindings, Frank Richard Stockton, and military intelligence to the Beinecke Library in 2001.

Sources:

Peake, Hayden B. "Walter Pforzheimer -- Lawyer, Intelligence Officer, Bibliophile." In: In the Name of Intelligence: Essays in Honor of Walter Pforzheimer (Washington: NIBC Press, c1994).

"Walter L. Pforzheimer, CIA's First Curator, Dies at 88." Washington Post (2003 February 12).

From the guide to the Walter L. Pforzheimer collection of Frank Richard Stockton, circa 1829-circa 1993, 1880-1940, (Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library)

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creatorOf Pforzheimer, Walter L. (Walter Lionel), 1914-2003. Walter Lionel Pforzheimer collection, 1487-1997 (inclusive), 1487-1982 (bulk). Yale University Library
creatorOf Pforzheimer, Walter L. (Walter Lionel), 1914-2003,. Walter L. Pforzheimer collection of Frank Richard Stockton, circa 1850-1993. Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Walter Lionel Pforzheimer collection, 1487-1997 Yale University. Department of Manuscripts and Archives
creatorOf Pforzheimer, Walter L. (Walter Lionel), 1914-2003. Walter L. Pforzheimer correspondence with Marguerite Merington, and related letters, 1933-1942 (bulk 1939-1942). Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Pforzheimer, Walter L. (Walter Lionel), 1914-2003,. Walter L. Pforzheimer collection of French historical documents, 1317-1929. Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Yale in World War II collection, 1938-1946 Yale University. Department of Manuscripts and Archives
referencedIn Lully, Jean-Baptiste, 1632-1687. Anciens ballets de Mr. de Lully : [France?], [16--]. Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Yale in World War II collection, 1938-1946 (inclusive). Yale University Library
creatorOf Pforzheimer, Walter L. (Walter Lionel), 1914-2003. Walter L. Pforzheimer correspondence with Marguerite Merington, and related letters, 1933-1942 (bulk 1939-1942). Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Pforzheimer, Walter L. (Walter Lionel), 1914-2003. Walter Lionel Pforzheimer collection, 1487-1997 (inclusive), 1487-1982 (bulk). Yale University Library
creatorOf Walter L. Pforzheimer collection of Frank Richard Stockton, circa 1829-circa 1993, 1880-1940 Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Pforzheimer, Walter L. (Walter Lionel), 1914-2003,. Walter Pforzheimer collection of Marie Antoinette, 1783-1791. Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Walter L. Pforzheimer collection of historical manuscripts, circa 1370-1960s, 1500-1830 Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Pforzheimer, Walter L. (Walter Lionel), 1914-2003. Walter L. Pforzheimer papers, circa 1548-1997. Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
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associatedWith Marie Antoinette, Queen, consort of Louis XVI, King of France, 1755-1793. person
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France
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Subject
Children's literature--Illustrations
Book collectors--United States
Authors and artists--UnitedStates
Children's periodicals, American
Authors and publishers--United States
Authors, American--19th century
Humorists, American--19th century
Artists--United States
Periodicals--Publishing--United States
France--History
Authors, American--19th century--Archives
Napoleonic Wars, 1800-1815
Book collecting--United States
Illustrators--United States
Publishers and Publishing
Manuscripts--Collectors and collecting--United States
Illustration of books--19th century
American literature--19th century
Publishers and publishing--New York
Children's literature, American
Occupation
Book collectors--United States--20th century
Illustrators--United States--20th century
Collector
Humorists--United States--20th century
Authors--United States--19th century
Artists--United States--20th century
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Death 2003

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