James F. Drake, Inc.

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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)

Archival Resources
Role Title Holding Repository
referencedIn William Butler Yeats Collection TXRC02-A7., 1872-1970 Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center
creatorOf Browne, Hablot Knight, 1815-1882,. I am hospitably received by Mr. Peggotty [graphic] / Phiz. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Kipling, Rudyard, 1865-1936. The ballad of Ahmed Shah. Library of Congress
referencedIn Oscar Wilde and his Literary Circle Collection: Wildeiana, 1858-1998 William Andrews Clark Memorial Library.
creatorOf Alain Brieux (Firm). Trade catalogs of booksellers, 1947-1970. University of California, Santa Barbara, UCSB Library
creatorOf Yeats, W. B. (William Butler), 1865-1939. William Butler Yeats Collection, 1872-1970. Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center
creatorOf James F. Drake Inc. Collection of autograph letters and autographs, 1678-1930 (bulk, 1800-1930). Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center
creatorOf Clark, Robert Sterling, 1877-1956. Sterling and Francine Clark Papers: Financial Series, 1903-1955 (bulk 1921-1954) Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute, The Clark
creatorOf Browne, Hablot Knight, 1815-1882,. cRestoration of mutual confidence between Mr. and Mrs. Micawber [graphic] / Phiz. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf James F. Drake, Inc. An exhibition of original drawings and watercolors by modern illustrators. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf Browne, Hablot Knight, 1815-1882,. Our pew at church [graphic] / Phiz. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute. Director's Office Records, 1955-1977. Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute, The Clark
creatorOf Kipling, Rudyard, 1865-1936. [The king / Rudyard Kipling]. Library of Congress
creatorOf Clark, Robert Sterling, 1877-1956. Sterling and Francine Clark Papers: Diaries Series, 1923-1949. Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute, The Clark
creatorOf James F. Drake, Inc. Collection of Autograph Letters and Autographs, ca. 1678-1930 Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center
referencedIn Papers, 1853-2005 (inclusive), 1939-2003 (bulk). Houghton Library.
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associatedWith Bayard, Nicholas, 1644-1707. person
associatedWith Billings, John S. 1838-1913. person
associatedWith Blyth, James Blyth, Baron, 1841-1925. person
associatedWith Braddon, M. E. 1837-1915. person
associatedWith Browne, Hablot Knight, 1815-1882, person
associatedWith Clark, Robert Sterling, 1877-1956. person
associatedWith deKay, Charles, 1848-1935. person
associatedWith De Peyster, Abraham, 1657-1728. person
associatedWith Duncan, William of Prince William County, Va., fl. 1736. person
associatedWith Eccles, Mary Hyde. person
associatedWith Evans, William Thomas, 1843-1918. person
associatedWith Freeke, John C. person
associatedWith Furman, Dorothy. person
associatedWith Gomez family. family
associatedWith Halsey, Francis W. 1851-1919. person
associatedWith Henry, O., 1862-1910. person
associatedWith Kern, Jerome, 1885-1945. person
associatedWith Kipling, Rudyard, 1865-1936. person
associatedWith Kitchin, G. W. 1827-1912. person
associatedWith Scott, Temple, 1864-1939. person
associatedWith Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute. corporateBody
associatedWith Van Bokkelen family. family
associatedWith William Andrews Clark Memorial Library. corporateBody
associatedWith Woodin, William H. 1868-1934. person
associatedWith Yeats, William Butler, 1865-1939 person
Place Name Admin Code Country
New York (State)--New York
Subject
Antiquarian booksellers
Illustrators--Exhibitions
Occupation
Function

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Active 1678

Active 1930

Dutch; Flemish,

Spanish; Castilian,

English,

French

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