Montague, Gilbert Holland, 1880-1961Alternative names
Gilbert Holland Montague (1880-1961) was an American lawyer and autograph collector.
From the description of Montague collection of historical autographs, ca. 1600-1900. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122686985
From the guide to the Montague collection of historical autographs, ca. 1600-1900, (The New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division.)
Montague earned his Harvard AB in 1901, his Harvard AM in 1902, and his Harvard LLB in 1904.
From the description of Metropolitan Water Board, [thesis for] Government 10, April 1, 1901. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 77074407
Gilbert Holland Montague was born in 1880 in Springfield, Massachusetts. After receiving degrees from Harvard in economics and law Montague became a foremost practitioner of antitrust law. Montague authored many journal articles on business law and two books: Rise and Progress of the Standard Oil Company (1903) and Business Competition and the Law (1917). In addition to his legal work Montague was a lifelong collector of manuscripts and rare books. His collection consisted of over 15,000 books, 20,000 pamphlets and included a 14th century copy of the Magna Carta.
Montague was a relative of Emily Dickinson and amassed a collection of over 900 of her items. His Dickinson collection was donated to Harvard in 1950. Also in 1950, Montague purchased and donated his collection of Fultoniana to The New York Public Library for exhibition. After his death in 1961 the remainder of Montague's autograph collection was transferred to the New York Public Library.
From the guide to the Gilbert H. Montague collection of Robert Fulton manuscripts, 1790-1815, bulk 1807-1814, (The New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division.)
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