James F. Drake, Inc.Alternative names
Art gallery at 4 W. 40th St., New York, N.Y.
From the description of An exhibition of original drawings and watercolors by modern illustrators. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 86123022
New York rare-book firm founded in 1911 by James F. Drake; operated after his death in 1933 by his sons Marston E. and James H. Drake. In 1965 the firm closed its doors and its stock was sold to the Ransom Center.
From the description of Collection of autograph letters and autographs, 1678-1930 (bulk, 1800-1930). (Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center (HRC); University of Texas at Austin). WorldCat record id: 122617144
The firm of James F. Drake, Inc. was established in 1911 by James Frederick Drake (1863-1933) for the sale of rare books and manuscripts. For the native New Yorker the firm represented the culmination of a career in books and publishing that was already of thirty years' duration. Drake's sons Marston E. and James H. Drake entered the firm in the teens, and by the time of the senior Drake's death the firm on West 40th Street was a mecca for bookmen in the New York area.
The Drake brothers continued in the tradition of their father, but upon the retirement of Marston ("the Colonel") and death in 1965 of Jim the entire stock of the firm and its business records were acquired by the Humanities Research Center at the University of Texas.
From the guide to the James F. Drake, Inc. Collection of Autograph Letters and Autographs, ca. 1678-1930, (Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center The University of Texas at Austin)
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