Bruce Garland Thomas Wise collection 1897-2007, undated 1934-1975


Bruce Garland Thomas Wise collection, 1897-2007, undated, 1934-1975

Bruce Garland Thomas Wise collection 1897-2007, undated 1934-1975

The Bruce Garland Thomas Wise collection comprises approximately 1.3 linear feet of material pertaining to English bibliographer, book collector, and forger Thomas J. Wise (1859-1937). Much of the collection's material was compiled by English bibliographer and book collector John Carter (1905-1975), who co-authored with Graham Pollard (1903-1976) (1934), which effectively outed Wise as a forger. The collection contains correspondence, including original correspondence of Wise's, manuscripts, page proofs, galley proofs, auction catalogs, clippings, scrapbooks, periodicals and articles, and ephemera. An Enquiry into the Nature of Certain Nineteenth Century Pamphlets

1.3 linearfeet and oversize removals; (2 boxes)


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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 ...

Garland, Bruce, compiler. (person)

Alan Bell, "Wise, Thomas James (1859-1937)," Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, 2004 [, accessed 18 Nov 2011] Thomas James Wise (1859-1937): doi:10.1093/ref:odnb/36983 Timothy Murray. "Thomas J. Wise and H. Buxton Forman: the Two Forgers." Forging a Collection: The Frank W. Tober Collection on Literary Forgery: An Exhibition. Last modified 21 December 2010 [accessed 18 November 2011]. (

Carter, John, 1905-1975 (person)

Author and calligrapher, major exponent of the revival of italic handwriting in Britain in the period after World War II. From the description of John Carter calligraphic letters, 1946-1971. (Newberry Library). WorldCat record id: 34764028 Bibliographer and bibliophile. From the description of Letters : London and New York, to Seymour Adelman, 1956-1973. (Bryn Mawr College). WorldCat record id: 28435047 John Carter (1905–1975...

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

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...