Brigham, Clarence S. (Clarence Saunders), 1877-1963

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Clarence Saunders Brigham (1877-1963) began his distinguished library career while a student at Brown University. After graduation in 1899 he was appointed librarian of the Rhode Island Historical Society and in 1908 he left that position to accept the offer of the librarian's post at the American Antiquarian Society. He was named director of the Society in 1930 and was made its president in 1955. He resigned fifty-one years after he began working in Worcester. Brigham was a dedicated librarian and bibliographer, and many important collections at AAS are almost entirely his gathering. In addition to his efforts as a collector, he produced, after 35 years of research, a valuable history and bibliography of American newspapers, 1690-1820. He also published Paul Revere's Engravings (1954) and a memoir of his work at AAS entitled Fifty Years of Collecting Americana (1958).

From the description of Papers. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 191259198

Brown class of 1899.

From the description of Letter, 1935, March 19, to Oscar Wegelin, Roselle, New Jersey. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122586836

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creatorOf Bates, Albert Carlos, 1865-1954. Correspondence, 1882-1952. Connecticut Historical Society
creatorOf Mabbott, Thomas Ollive, 1898-1968. Papers of Thomas O. Mabbott, 1918-1979. University of Iowa Libraries
referencedIn Bookplate correspondence collection, 1896-1953. American Antiquarian Society
creatorOf Nichols, Arthur Howard, 1840-1922. Papers, 1909-1912. Boston Athenaeum
referencedIn Trent, William Peterfield, 1862-1939. Papers, ca.1800-1941. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
referencedIn Henry Raup Wagner papers, 1917-1962, 1930-1952 Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Ball mss., 1873-1981 Lilly Library (Indiana University, Bloomington)http://www.indiana.edu/~liblilly
referencedIn Park, Lawrence, 1873-1924. Papers, 1910-1924. Gadsden Public Library
referencedIn Johnston, David Claypoole, 1799-1865. Family papers, 1824-1940. American Antiquarian Society
referencedIn Houghton Library printed book provenance file, A-D. Houghton Library, , Harvard College Library, Harvard University
referencedIn Carl Tilden Keller papers, 1908-1954. Houghton Library, , Harvard College Library, Harvard University
referencedIn Wilberforce Eames papers, 1850-1937, 1900-1937 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
referencedIn Horace Mason Reynolds papers, 1895-1965. Houghton Library, , Harvard College Library, Harvard University
creatorOf Clarence Saunders Brigham letters, 1919-1928 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
referencedIn Inventory of the Samuel Erson Asbury Papers Texas MSS 00044., 1872-1960 Cushing Memorial Library,
referencedIn Frost, Donald McKay, 1877-1958. Papers, 1937-1951. Gadsden Public Library
referencedIn Emily Ellsworth Ford Skeel papers, 1871-1958 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
referencedIn Abbott Lawrence Rotch papers, 1876?-1912. Houghton Library, , Harvard College Library, Harvard University
creatorOf Brigham, Clarence Saunders, 1877-1963. Papers. American Antiquarian Society
creatorOf Brigham, Clarence S. (Clarence Saunders), 1877-1963. Letter, 1935, March 19, to Oscar Wegelin, Roselle, New Jersey. Brown University, John Hay Library
referencedIn Wendell family papers, ca. 1620-1921. Houghton Library, , Harvard College Library, Harvard University
creatorOf American Antiquarian Society. Letters to Henry Charles Lea, 1888-1911. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
referencedIn Mabbott, Thomas Ollive, 1898-1968. Papers, 1918-1979. University of Iowa Libraries
creatorOf Bayley, Frank W. (Frank William), 1863-1932. Papers, 1922-1932. Gadsden Public Library
referencedIn Wendell family papers, ca. 1620-1921. Houghton Library, , Harvard College Library, Harvard University
referencedIn Barnhart mss., 1813-1962 Lilly Library (Indiana University, Bloomington)
referencedIn Hale, Charles Seabury,. Diaries, 1890-1934. American Antiquarian Society
referencedIn Driscoll, John Francis. Autograph letter signed, dated : Brookline, Mass., 24 October 1955, to Mr. [Donald] Krummel, 1955 Oct. 24. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Cleverdon mss. II, 1926-1988 Lilly Library (Indiana University, Bloomington)http://www.indiana.edu/~liblilly
creatorOf Ball family. Papers, 1873-1981. Indiana University
referencedIn Yellow Label Club (Worcester, Mass.). Records, 1894-1955. American Antiquarian Society
creatorOf Skeel, Emily Ford, 1867-1958. Emily Ford Skeel papers, 1871-1958. New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Coolidge, Calvin, 1872-1933. Papers, 1918-1933. Gadsden Public Library
referencedIn Mark Anthony De Wolfe Howe additional papers, 1880-1959. Houghton Library, , Harvard College Library, Harvard University
creatorOf Great Britain. Privy Council. Proclamations and Orders in Council, 1630-1815. Gadsden Public Library
referencedIn Putnam, Frederic Ward (1839-1915), Papers, bulk 1855-1935 Peabody Museum Archives, Harvard University
referencedIn Letters of condolence and thanks, 1915. Houghton Library, , Harvard College Library, Harvard University
referencedIn Papers, 1911-1944 (inclusive), 1929-1937 (bulk). Houghton Library, , Harvard College Library, Harvard University
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correspondedWith Asbury, Samuel E. (Samuel Erson), 1872-1962 person
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associatedWith Ball family. family
associatedWith Barnhart, John D. (John Donald), 1895-1967 person
associatedWith Bates, Albert Carlos, 1865-1954. person
associatedWith Bayley, Frank W. (Frank William), 1863-1932. person
associatedWith Brown University. corporateBody
associatedWith Cleverdon, Douglas. person
associatedWith Coolidge, Calvin, 1872-1933. person
associatedWith Driscoll, John Francis. person
associatedWith Eames, Wilberforce, 1855-1937 person
correspondedWith Frederic Ward Putnam, 1813-1915 person
associatedWith Frost, Donald McKay, 1877-1958. person
associatedWith Great Britain. Privy Council. corporateBody
associatedWith Hale, Charles Seabury, person
associatedWith Houghton Library. corporateBody
correspondedWith Howe, M. A. De Wolfe (Mark Antony De Wolfe), 1864-1960 person
associatedWith Johnston, David Claypoole, 1799-1865. person
correspondedWith Keller, Carl Tilden, 1872-1955 person
associatedWith Livingston, Flora Virginia Milner, 1862- person
correspondedWith Mabbott, Thomas Ollive, 1898-1968. person
associatedWith Nichols, Arthur Howard, 1840-1922. person
associatedWith Park, Lawrence, 1873-1924. person
associatedWith Revere, Paul, 1735-1818. person
correspondedWith Reynolds, Horace Mason, 1896-1965 person
associatedWith Rhode Island Historical Society. corporateBody
associatedWith Rotch, Abbott Lawrence, 1861-1912 person
associatedWith Skeel, Emily Ford, 1867-1958. person
associatedWith Trent, William Peterfield, 1862-1939. person
associatedWith Wagner, Henry Raup, 1862-1957 person
associatedWith Wegelin, Oscar, 1876-1970, person
correspondedWith Wendell family. family
associatedWith Yellow Label Club (Worcester, Mass.) corporateBody
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Birth 1877-08-05

Death 1963-08-13

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