Wegelin, Oscar, 1876-1970Variant names
Bookseller and bibliographer of early American literature.
From the description of Papers, 1899-1966. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122615351
Bookseller, author, bibliographer in field of early American writings.
From the description of Correspondence, 1947,August 4 to 1954, January 12. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122365819
Oscar Wegelin, bookseller and author, was one of the leading bibliographers in the field of early American writings. His papers consist of about 500 items, and include correspondence to and from Wegelin; his own fiction, including manuscripts of articles, poetry, and plays; bibliographical notes; receipts for material purchased from or by Wegelin; and various printed items including publications by Wegelin, play programs, and reviews of Wegelin's books.
Approximately half the collection is correspondence, which chiefly discusses routine matters relating to Wegelin's bookshop. Several letters discuss bibliographical details of early American poetry and plays.
As for manuscript material written by Wegelin, the collection includes a few of his articles on bibliography, one tale of fiction, many poems, and several unpublished plays and skits. The bibliographic notes consist of hand-written copies, mostly in Wegelin's hand, of entries in his bibliographies.
1876 Sep 29:
Born in New York City
Begins working in bookshop with John E. Anderson, Jr.
Begins compilation of his bibliography of early American plays
First published verse: Lyrics to White Winged Columbia Song
Publishes Early American Plays 1714-1830
Begins his own bookselling business in Stamford, Connecticut; soon moves to New York city
Publishes Early American Fiction 1774-1830
Publishes Early American Poetry
Revised edition of Early American Plays
Publishes bibliography of William Gilmore Simms
Publishes Early American Poetry 1800-1820
First volume of verse: When Conscience Sleeps and Other Poems
Publishes Books Relating to the History of Georgia in the Library of Wymberley Jones De Renne
Revised edition of Early American Fiction 1774-1830
Publishes Jupiter Hammon, American Negro Poet
Publishes bibliography of William Dunlap
Publishes Micah Hawkins and the Saw-Mill
The Fanatic's Prayer and Other Verse
Third edition of Early American Fiction 1774-1830
Second edition of Early American Poetry
1938- 1954: Bibliographer of the New York Historical Society
Second edition of the Simms (1906) bibliography
Publishes bibliography of Samuel Woodworth
From the guide to the Oscar Wegelin papers, Wegelin (Oscar) papers, 1899-1966, (Brown University Library Special Collections)
|Place Name||Admin Code||Country|
|American literature--Colonial period, ca. 1600-1775|
|Booksellers and bookselling|
|American literature--Revolutionary period, 1775-1783|