Frank W. Tober collection on literary forgery 1801-1994 1920-1990


Frank W. Tober collection on literary forgery, 1801-1994, 1920-1990

Frank W. Tober collection on literary forgery 1801-1994 1920-1990

The Frank W. Tober collection on literary forgery comprises letters, books, pamphlets, journals and journal articles, newspaper clippings, auction and exhibition catalogs, and other ephemera related to literary forgery. While Tober collected specimens of a variety of manuscript and printed forgeries, he was most interested in the literary forgeries of Thomas J. Wise and H. Buxton Forman.

4.3 linear feet and one oversize box; (6 boxes)


Related Entities

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Wise, Louise. (person)

Todd, William B. (William Burton) (person)

Oak Knoll Books (Firm) (corporateBody)

Fleck, Robert (person)

Wise, Thomas James, 1859-1937 (person)

Epithet: of Add MS 38794 British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000001295.0x00005c Thomas James Wise was an English book collector, printer, bibliographer, and literary forger. From the description of Thomas James Wise collection of papers, 1876-1937. (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 122455235 From the guide to the Thomas James Wise collection of papers, 1876-1937, (The New York Public ...

Forman, H. Buxton (Harry Buxton), 1842-1917 (person)

The controversial bibliographer Harry Buxton Forman was best known for his work on Shelley, Keats, and Elizabeth Barrett Browning, as well as for collaborating with Thomas J. Wise (1859-1937) in the creation of numerous literary forgeries. From the description of Harry Buxton Forman volumes, ca. 1892-1907. (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 82181516 Harry Buxton Forman, English bibliographer and forger. He wrote a great deal of critical and bibliographic literary...

Tober, Frank W., 1919-1995 (person)

Frank W. Tober was born in Detroit, Michigan, in 1919. As a youth, he was an avid reader who enjoyed history and literature, but he was particularly interested in the sciences. Following his graduation from high school in 1937, he enrolled at Michigan Technological University where he earned his bachelor's degree in chemistry in 1941. He subsequently received a master's degree in chemical engineering from Virginia Polytechnic Institute in 1941 and a doctorate in physical chemistry from Yale Univ...

Prokosch, Frederic, 1908-1989 (person)

Frederic Prokosch (1908-1989), poet and novelist, was born in Madison, Wisconsin, on 17 May 1908. He spent his childhood in the United States, Germany, France and Austria, and attended Haverford College and Yale. His most famous work is his first novel, The Asiatics (1935). He also wrote poetry, translations and an autobiography. From the early 1930s, Prokosch printed copies of his own work and that of other writers. He was involved in a forgery scandal following the Sotheby's sale of his pamphl...