Feinberg, Charles E., 1899-1988

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A famous collector of Walt Whitman manuscripts, he also had a large library of rare books and historical manuscripts. Born in London and raised in Peterborough, Ontario, one of eight children, he worked in his father's store, leaving school after the 7th grade. He came to Detroit in 1922 and sold shoes and oil burners, later became president Argo Oil Company. He was one of the founders of the friends of the Detroit Public LIbrary and has taken part in many community organizations. He was married and had three children. (blue index cards)

From the description of Charles E. Feinberg papers, 1772-1914. (Detroit Public Library). WorldCat record id: 378448645

Book collector; specialist in Whitmaniana.

From the description of Letters, to Lyman B. Bloomingdale, June to December 1983. (Brown University). WorldCat record id: 122480572

Businessman, and book and manuscript collector; Detroit, Mich. and Florida. Died in 1988.

From the description of Charles E. Feinberg collection of artists letters, 1800-1930. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122599384

Collector.

From the description of Papers of Karl Jay Shapiro in the Charles E. Feinberg collection, 1930-1963. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 71070194

From the description of Papers of Walt Whitman in the Charles E. Feinberg collection, 1806-1981 (bulk 1841-1981). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 71069864

Charles E. Feinberg: collector. William Johnson: associate justice of the United States Supreme Court.

From the description of William Johnson papers in the Charles E. Feinberg collection, 1944-1945. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70984336

Dr. Charles Feinberg (1900-1988) was an avid collector and donor of art and materials related to Walt Whitman and other modern American and English authors. Feinberg was also an editor of the Walt Whitman Quarterly Review.

From the description of Charles Feinberg collection. [1860-1875]. (University of Victoria Libraries). WorldCat record id: 688600983

Biographical Note

  • 1819, May 31: Born, West Hills, N.Y.
  • 1830 - 1846 : Held various jobs as office boy, schoolteacher, typesetter, and journalist chiefly in Long Island and Brooklyn, N.Y.
  • 1839 - 1840 : Writer and typesetter, Long Island Democrat
  • 1841 - 1848 : Associated with numerous newspapers and magazines, including the New York Aurora and the New York Evening Tattler
  • 1846 - 1848 : Editor, Brooklyn Eagle
  • 1848: Writer, New Orleans Crescent Editor, Brooklyn Freeman
  • 1855: Published Leaves of Grass (Brooklyn, N.Y.: n.p. 95 pp.). Enlarged and revised in succeeding editions of 1856, 1860-1861, 1867, 1871, 1876, 1881-1882, 1888-1889, and 1891-1892
  • 1857 - 1859 : Editor, Brooklyn Times
  • 1862 - 1864 : Served as hospital nurse, Washington, D.C.
  • 1865: Published Drum Taps (New York: n.p. 72 pp.) Clerk, Department of Interior, Washington, D.C.
  • 1865 - 1873 : Clerk, Office of the Attorney General, Washington, D.C.
  • 1871: Published Democratic Vistas (Washington, D.C.: n.p. [Printed by J. S. Redfield, New York]. 84 pp.) Published Passage to India (Washington, D.C.: n.p. [Printed by J. S. Redfield, New York]. 120 pp.) Published After All, Not to Create Only (Boston: Roberts Brothers. 24 pp.)
  • 1872: Published As a Strong Bird on Pinions Free (Washington, D.C.: n.p. [Printed by S. W. Green, New York]. 14 pp.)
  • 1873: Suffered paralytic stroke
  • 1875 - 1876 : Published Memoranda During the War (Camden, N.J.: n.p. 68 pp.)
  • 1876: Published Two Rivulets (Camden, N.J.: n.p. 32 pp.)
  • 1882 - 1883 : Published Specimen Days and Collect (Philadelphia: David McKay. 376 pp.)
  • 1888: Published November Boughs (Philadelphia: David McKay. 140 pp.)
  • 1891: Published Good-Bye My Fancy (Philadelphia: David McKay. 66 pp.)
  • 1892, Mar. 26: Died, Camden, N.J.

From the guide to the Walt Whitman Papers in the Charles E. Feinberg Collection, 1763-1985, (bulk 1841-1981), (Manuscript Division Library of Congress)

Archival Resources
Role Title Holding Repository
referencedIn Walt Whitman Collection TXRC03-A4., 1846-1965, nd Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center
referencedIn Traubel, Gertrude. Papers, 1870-1979. Temple University Libraries, Paley Library
creatorOf Whitman, Walt, 1819-1892. Walt Whitman collection, 1855-1918. Texas Woman's University Library, Mary Evelyn Blagg-Huey Library
referencedIn Ironside, George, 1806-1860. George Ironside papers, 1774-1848 Detroit Public Library, Detroit Main Library
creatorOf Feinberg, Charles E., 1899-. 1 TLS, 1 postcard, 1 Christmas card, 1946 March 4; 1966 Dec. 23; 1967 Feb. 7, 872 West Boston Blvd., Detroit, Mich. to Muriel Rukeyser. New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Clapp, Verner W. (Verner Warren), 1901-1972. Papers of Verner W. Clapp, 1901-1973 (bulk 1945-1972). Library of Congress
creatorOf Feinberg, Charles E., 1899-. John Ciardi papers in the Charles E. Feinberg collection, 1936-1970. Library of Congress
creatorOf Feinberg, Charles E., 1899-. William Johnson papers in the Charles E. Feinberg collection, 1944-1945. Library of Congress
creatorOf Feinberg, Charles E., 1899-. Letters, to Lyman B. Bloomingdale, June to December 1983. Brown University, John Hay Library
creatorOf Feinberg, Charles E., 1899-. Charles E. Feinberg papers, 1772-1914. Detroit Public Library, Detroit Main Library
referencedIn Gay Wilson Allen Papers, 1801-1988 David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
creatorOf William Johnson Papers in the Charles E. Feinberg Collection, 1944-1945 Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
creatorOf Feinberg, Charles E., 1899-. Papers of Walt Whitman in the Charles E. Feinberg collection, 1806-1981 (bulk 1841-1981). Library of Congress
referencedIn Horace Traubel and Anne Montgomerie Traubel Papers, 1824-1979, (bulk 1883-1947) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
creatorOf Feinberg, Charles E., 1899-. [Whitman broadside collection : miscellaneous] Duke University Libraries, Duke University Library; Perkins Library
referencedIn David C. Mearns Papers, 1830-1979, (bulk 1940-1967) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
creatorOf Feinberg, Charles E., 1899-. Papers of Karl Jay Shapiro in the Charles E. Feinberg collection, 1930-1963. Library of Congress
creatorOf White, William, 1910-1995. Collection of periodical literature related to Walt Whitman, from the library of William White. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Autograph File, E, 1564-1961. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Inventory of the Roger Asselineau Walt Whitman Collection Lit/Whitman MSS 00144 ., 1855-2001 Cushing Memorial Library,
referencedIn Letters : [regarding Walt Whitman or Whitman material], 1866-1958. University of Rhode Island Library, Kingston, University Library
creatorOf Feinberg, Charles E., 1899-. Correspondence to Van Wyck Brooks, 1952-1959. University of Pennsylvania Library
creatorOf Feinberg, Charles E., Collection of Walt Whitman, 1860-1952 University of West Florida Libraries
creatorOf Walt Whitman Papers in the Charles E. Feinberg Collection, 1763-1985, (bulk 1841-1981) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Papers, 1853-2005 (inclusive), 1939-2003 (bulk). Houghton Library.
referencedIn Joseph Ishill correspondence, 1942-1966. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Bacon, Delia Salter, 1811-1859. Delia Salter Bacon papers, 1856-1961. Library of Congress
referencedIn Traubel, Horace, 1858-1919. Horace Traubel and Anne Montgomerie Traubel papers, 1824-1979 (bulk 1883-1947). Library of Congress
creatorOf Joyce, James, 1882-1941. Papers of James Joyce in the Charles E. Feinberg collection, 1904-1937. Southern Illinois University, Morris Library
referencedIn James Parton papers, 1914-1986. Houghton Library.
creatorOf White, William, 1910-1995. Papers of William White [manuscript], 1875-1987. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Feinberg, Charles E., 1899-. Charles E. Feinberg collection of artists letters, 1800-1930. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf Whitman, Walt, 1819-1892. Walt Whitman Collection, 1846-1965. Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center
creatorOf Feinberg, Charles E., 1899-. Walt Whitman ephemera, [1889?]-1962. Mount Holyoke College, Williston & Miles-Smith Library
referencedIn White, William, 1910-1995. William White on Walt Whitman : a collection of articles, reviews and miscellanea from the library of William White. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Feinberg, Charles E., 1899-1988. Charles Feinberg collection. [1860-1875]. University of Victoria Libraries, UVic
referencedIn Joseph Ishill correspondence, 1942-1966. Houghton Library.
Role Title Holding Repository
Relation Name
associatedWith Allen, Gay Wilson, 1903-1995. person
associatedWith Armory Square Hospital (Washington, D.C.) corporateBody
correspondedWith Asselineau, Roger person
associatedWith Austin, Ben W., person
correspondedWith Bacon, Delia Salter, 1811-1859. person
associatedWith Bloomingdale, Lyman B., person
correspondedWith Bucke, Richard Maurice, 1837-1902 person
correspondedWith Burroughs, John, 1837-1921 person
correspondedWith Carpenter, Edward, 1844-1929 person
associatedWith Cass, Lewis, 1782-1866. person
associatedWith Charles E. Feinberg Collection (Library of Congress) corporateBody
associatedWith Charles E. Feinberg Collection of Walt Whitman (Library of Congress) corporateBody
correspondedWith Church, Francis Pharcellus, 1839-1906 person
correspondedWith Church, William Conant, 1836-1917 person
associatedWith Ciardi, John, 1916-1986, person
correspondedWith Clapp, Verner W. (Verner Warren), 1901-1972. person
correspondedWith Conway, Moncure Daniel, 1832-1907 person
correspondedWith Costelloe, Mary Whitall Smith person
associatedWith Dearborn, Henry, 1751-1829. person
correspondedWith Donaldson, Thomas, 1843-1898 person
correspondedWith Dowden, Edward, 1843-1913 person
correspondedWith Doyle, Peter, 1847- person
associatedWith Eccles, Mary Hyde. person
correspondedWith Eldridge, Charles W. person
correspondedWith Emerson, Ralph Waldo, 1803-1882 person
correspondedWith Garland, Hamlin, 1860-1940 person
correspondedWith Gilchrist, Anne Burrows, 1828-1885 person
correspondedWith Gilder, Joseph Benson, 1858-1936 person
correspondedWith Gilder, Richard Watson, 1844-1909 person
associatedWith Gill, James Dwyer, 1849-1937. person
correspondedWith Grant, Ulysses S. (Ulysses Simpson), 1822-1885 person
correspondedWith Harte, Bret, 1836-1902 person
associatedWith Hine, Charles, 1827-1871. person
correspondedWith Ingersoll, Robert Green, 1833-1899 person
associatedWith Ironside, George, 1806-1860 person
correspondedWith Ishill, Joseph. person
associatedWith Johnson, William, 1771-1834. person
correspondedWith Johnston, John, 1852-1927 person
correspondedWith Johnston, John fl. 1886-1892 person
correspondedWith Johnston, John H. fl. 1876-1892 person
associatedWith Joyce, James, 1882-1941. person
correspondedWith Kennedy, William Sloane, 1850-1929 person
associatedWith Levin, Abraham J., 1897- Abraham J. Levin papers. 1944-1945 person
associatedWith Levin, Abraham J., b. 1897. person
associatedWith Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865 person
associatedWith Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865. person
associatedWith Linton, W. J. (William James), 1812-1897. person
correspondedWith Mearns, David C. (David Chambers), 1899-1981 person
associatedWith Miller, James Edwin, 1920- person
correspondedWith Morse, Sidney H. person
correspondedWith O'Connor, Ellen M. person
correspondedWith O'Connor, William Douglas, 1832-1889 person
correspondedWith O'Connor, William Douglas, 1832-1889 person
correspondedWith Parton, James, 1912- person
correspondedWith Rolleston, T. W. (Thomas William), 1857-1920 person
correspondedWith Rossetti, William Michael, 1829-1919 person
associatedWith Rukeyser, Muriel, 1913-1980, person
associatedWith Schoff, Stephen Alonzo, 1818-1904. person
associatedWith Shapiro, Karl Jay, 1913-2000. person
correspondedWith Smith, Bethuel person
correspondedWith Smith, Logan Pearsall, 1865-1946 person
correspondedWith Smith, Robert Pearsall, 1827-1898 person
correspondedWith Stafford family family
correspondedWith Stafford family family
correspondedWith Stoddart, J. M. (Joseph Marshall), 1845-1921 person
correspondedWith Stoker, Bram, 1847-1912 person
correspondedWith Symonds, John Addington, 1840-1893 person
correspondedWith Tennyson, Alfred Tennyson, Baron, 1809-1892 person
associatedWith Traubel, Anne Montgomerie, 1864-1954. person
associatedWith Traubel, Gertrude. person
correspondedWith Traubel, Horace, 1858-1919. person
associatedWith United States. Supreme Court. corporateBody
correspondedWith Wallace, J. W. (James William), 1853-1926 person
associatedWith White, William, 1910-1995. person
associatedWith Whitman family. family
associatedWith Whitman, Walt. person
associatedWith Whitman, Walt, 1819-1892 person
correspondedWith Wilde, Oscar, 1854-1900 person
correspondedWith Williams, Talcott, 1849-1928 person
Place Name Admin Code Country
United States
Washington (D.C.)
United States
United States
Detroit (Mich.)
United States
Washington (D.C.)
Subject
Poetry
Poets, American
engraving
Artists--Autographs
American prose literature
Book collectors
American literature
Wood-engraving
American poetry
Autographs--Collections
Poets, American--20th century--Correspondence
Artists
Book collecting
Collectors and collecting
Occupation
Collector
Function

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Birth 1899

Death 1988

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