Wilberforce Eames papers 1850-1937 1900-1937


Wilberforce Eames papers, 1850-1937, 1900-1937

Wilberforce Eames papers 1850-1937 1900-1937

Collection consists of materials reflecting Eames's interests and scholarly achievements in the fields of bibliography and librarianship. Correspondence, 1866-1937, includes both business and personal correspondence, mostly incoming, with librarians, booksellers and bibliographers regarding bibliographic questions, sales information, exchange of photostats, and comparisons of editions. Writings and research files include manuscripts of Eames's work, research notes, correspondence, and printed matter relating to subject areas and to works by Eames. Bibliographic notes contain cut and pasted titles, typed citations, handwritten notes, correspondence and clippings. Booksellers series, ca. 1879-1937, reflects Eames's long and varied involvement in the book trade with materials such as correspondence, bills, sales catalogs, booklists, and publication notices. New York Public Library/Lenox Library papers, ca. 1883-1935, include lists of holdings (rare books, maps, etc.) prepared by Eames, reports on Library activities by Eames, Library printed matter, clippings, and miscellaneous papers. Personal/family papers, 1850-1937, contain diaries, expense books, legal and estate papers, papers relating to Eames's private library, biographical and genealogical information, family correspondence, and memorabilia. Photographs, ca. 1870s-1930s, document Eames's camping trips in the Adirondacks and travels in Canada in addition to some studio portraits of Eames and others.

90.5 linear feet (113 boxes)

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