Letters of condolence and thanks, 1915.
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The Library of Congress was established by an act of Congress in 1800 when President John Adams signed a bill providing for the transfer of the seat of government from Philadelphia to the new capital city of Washington. The legislation described a reference library for Congress only, containing "such books as may be necessary for the use of Congress - and for putting up a suitable apartment for containing them therein…" The original library was housed in the Washington, DC until August 1814, ...
Charles E. Lauriat, Jr. (1874-1937) was a bookseller who specialized in rare books. His memoir of his voyage on the Lusitania became one of the best-known accounts of the tragedy. He lived in Boston, Massachusetts. ...
Aksel Gustav Salomon Josephson was born in Uppsala, Sweden on October 2, 1860 to Hilda Augusta Schram and the composer Jacob Axel Josephson. He acquired vast bibliographical knowledge as a bookseller, having established his store in Uppsala in 1885. On September 18, 1893, Josephson immigrated to the United States and enrolled at the New York State Library School at Albany but withdrew before completing the program. He did bibliographic work for Publisher's Weekly before, in 1894, becoming a cata...
American novelist. From the description of Courage, [1916-1917]. (University of Arizona). WorldCat record id: 29547103 Author. From the description of George Barr McCutcheon, 1899. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70983984 George Barr McCutcheon (1866-1928) was an American novelist best known for his fictional works such as Graustark (1901). McCutcheon was born on July 26, 1866 to John Barr and Clara (Glick) McCutcheon in Tippecano...
Epithet: Librarian Henry E Huntington Library British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000498.0x0000ab George Watson Cole: school teacher, 1872-1876; admitted to Massachusetts Bar, 1876, and practiced law until 1885; from 1885-1886 compiled the Classified Catalogue of the Fitchburg Public Library; in 1886 became Librarian of the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn; from 1888-1891 worked for Newberry Library in Chicago; from 189...
Epithet: American dealer in rare books and manuscripts British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000001072.0x00002f ...
Williamson compiled a four-volume catalog of J. Pierpont Morgan's collection of miniatures that was published 1906-1908. A fifth volume was to have been issued but never appeared due to Morgan's death. At the request of the collector's son, J.P. Morgan (1867-1943), Williamson prepared a typescript of his notes and papers in October 1932 and sent it to Morgan. A second supplementary volume, comprising a re-typed version of that portion of the text to have accompanied the hand-colored plates inten...
Chester Noyes Greenough was born in Massachusetts of an old New England family and earned undergraduate and graduate degrees at Harvard. He was head of the English Dept. at the University of Illinois, 1907-1910, then returned to Harvard as Professor and later as Dean. He wrote on English composition and literature. From the description of Chester N. and Ruth H. Greenough letters to Mr. Gomme, and broadside, 1936-1938. (Pennsylvania State University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 636...
Clarence Saunders Brigham (1877-1963) began his distinguished library career while a student at Brown University. After graduation in 1899 he was appointed librarian of the Rhode Island Historical Society and in 1908 he left that position to accept the offer of the librarian's post at the American Antiquarian Society. He was named director of the Society in 1930 and was made its president in 1955. He resigned fifty-one years after he began working in Worcester. Brigham was a dedicated librarian ...
Fred Norris Robinson was a Chaucerian scholar and professor of medieval English at Harvard University, as was George Lyman Kittredge. John Strong Perry Tatlock taught medieval English at University of California, Berkeley. From the description of Papers, 1907-1930. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 82693642 From the guide to the Fred Norris Robinson collection, 1907-1930., (Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University) Robinson graduated fro...
Nicola Sacco (1891-1927) and Bartolomeo Vanzetti (1888-1927) were Italian immigrants who were tried and executed for robbery and murder of payroll guards Frederick Albert Parmenter and Alessandro Berardelli. The case of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts v. Sacco and Vanzetti quickly became one of America's most complicated and notorious political trials. They were found guilty on July 14, 1921, but the legal struggle to save them extended until 1927. By April 9, 1927, all appeals in the Massachu...
Henry Watson Kent served as the first professional librarian of the Grolier Club from 1903 to 1906 and originated its classification scheme. He continued to serve the Club during the following decades through its Library, Publications and House committees, and its Council. From 1906 until his retirement in 1940 Kent was Secretary of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. From the description of What I am pleased to call my education : typescript, 1948 / by Henry Watson Kent...
Herbert Putnam (b. Sept. 20, 1861, New York City–d. Aug. 14, 1955, Woods Hole, MA) was the eighth Librarian of Congress from 1899 to 1939. Putnam was born in New York City to parents Victorine and George Palmer Putnam; his father owned publishing house, G. P. Putnam's Sons. He married Charlotte Elizabeth Munroe and had two daughters, Shirley and Brenda Putnam. Putnam graduated from Harvard University in 1883. He served as librarian at Minneapolis Athenaeum, later Minneapolis Public Library, a...
Beverly Chew (B. A., Hobart College, 1869), a founding member of the Grolier Club, served as its librarian from 1887 to 1892 and as president from 1892 to 1896. From 1887 on, Chew was associated with the Metropolitan Trust Company of New York, retiring as vice-president in 1920. After his death, Chew's extensive library was dispersed at auction at the Anderson Galleries in New York City on 8-9 December 1924 and 5-7 January 1925. From the description of Papers, 1883-1926. (Unknown). W...
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 ...
Epithet: of Bernard Quaritch, bookseller British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000205.0x0003b2 ...
Librarian of the Grolier Club. From the description of Ruth S. Granniss correspondence, 1911-1914. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 470399492 ...
Palmer (Harvard, A.B., 1864), taught philosophy and served as Overseer at Harvard. From the description of Papers of George Herbert Palmer, 1931-1932 (inclusive). (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 76972831 Professor of Philosophy, Harvard, 1873-1913. From the description of Lectures on the historical development of ethics, chiefly in England. Delivered in 1885-1886 at Harvard College, by G.H. Palmer. Reported by M.C. Ayres [1885-1886]. (University of Mich...
Epithet: auctioneer and writer British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000622.0x000222 ...
White was the senior partner in a firm of New York City investment bankers, who began serious book collecting in 1885. He collected works by William Blake, Elizabethan and Jacobean playwrights and created important collections of Shakespeare and Americana. From the description of Library accession books, manuscript, 1863-1927. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 612236412 Epithet: of Brooklyn British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Des...
Author and librarian at the New York Public Library in New York City. From the description of Letter, 1921. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122497443 Wilberforce Eames (1855-1937), son of Nelson and Harriet Phoebe (Crane) Eames, was born in Newark, N.J. In 1885, George Henry Moore (1823-1892), superintendent of the Lenox Library in New York City, appointed Eames as his personal assistant. He became a regular member of the library staff in 1888, assistant librarian upon Moore'...
Shorter worked as an editor with a number of British papers and journals, such as the ILLUSTRATED LONDON NEWS, before founding and editing three early twentieth century journals: SKETCH, SPHERE, and the TATLER. Shorter also wrote critically about Victorian literature and published bibliographies about prominent British writers. From the description of Letter-Manuscript, 1920. (Temple University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 122348081 British writer. The letters are written...
Bay City, Michigan, industrialist, Republican member of the the University of Michigan Board of Regents, 1909-1933, and founder of the William L. Clements Library. From the description of William Lawrence Clements papers, 1920-1933. (University of Michigan). WorldCat record id: 34420263 Henry John Temple was born in Westminster, London, England, on October 20, 1784, the eldest son of Henry Temple, 2nd Viscount Palmerston (1739-1802), and Mary Mee (1754-1805). He attended Har...
Shattuck (Harvard, M.D. 1873) was Jackson Professor of Clinical Medicine at Harvard until 1912, overseer of Harvard University from 1913 to 1919, and consulting physician at Massachusetts General Hospital. His professional concerns were tropical medicine, typhoid fever, and industrial medicine. His interest in education led to administrative activities. From 1898 to 1909 he served on the medical school's faculty committee to revise curricula, during which time clinical rotations at Boston hospit...
A. Edward Newton was an authority on book collecting during the first half of the 20th century. His correspondence with Alfred Blake Trott, president of Daniels & Fisher Company of Denver, Colo. from 1929-1944, details book collecting as well as travels, and reflects on the political and economic climate of the time in Europe and the United States. Newton also sent Trott copies of articles, most published in the Atlantic monthly between 1922 and 1938. Some articles were privately printed by ...
Epithet: bibliographer British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000496.0x000146 ...
Flora Livingston was the wife of Luther S. Livingston, the first librarian of the Harry Elkins Widener collection at Harvard. She became assistant librarian after her husband's death in 1914; then librarian in 1926. From the description of Beggar's opera and all other works by John Gay. Compiled from the E.L. Gay collection in the Harvard College Library : typescript, [194-]. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 83659413 From the description of Letters of condolence and...
Edmund Gosse, a well known man of letters, librarian to the House of Lords (1904-1914), and author of the autobiography, Father and Son (1907), was a pioneering translator of Ibsen and author of numerous volumes of poetry, criticism and biography. Charles Edmund Merrill was an active member of the Grolier Club from 1910 until his death in 1942. From the description of Letters : to Charles E. Merrill, 1910-1924. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122577035 English poet and man of...
Harry Miller Lydenberg (1874-1960) was the third director of the New York Public Library, from 1934 to 1941. Prior to becoming director, he worked at the Library for nearly forty years including serving as the administrative assistant to John Shaw Billings, the first director, in 1899, Chief Reference Librarian from 1908 to 1927, and assistant director from 1928 to 1934. He was active in various professional organizations and continued to work with international library groups after his retireme...
Rare-book dealer. From the description of Autograph letter signed, dated : New York, 20 November 1914, to Mr. [Harry Harkness] Flagler, 1914 Nov. 20. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270582991 ...
Horatio Horace Walpole, fourth Earl of Orford (1717-1797), was an English writer, politician, connoisseur, and collector. He was the youngest son of Sir Robert Walpole, British prime minister and leading Whig politician, and Catherine Shorter Walpole. He attended first Eton, and then King's College, Cambridge, and became good friends with the poet Thomas Gray. Between 1739 and 1741 Gray and Walpole embarked on a grand tour of Europe. Walpole was elected to Parliament in 1741 and served until 176...
Manuscript curator, historian, bibliographer. From the description of Bibliographical papers, 1903-1944. (New York State Historical Documents). WorldCat record id: 155477427 Archivist and librarian. From the description of Paltsits Ulster County collection, 1643-1829. (New York University, Group Batchload). WorldCat record id: 58779526 From the description of Victor H. Paltsits manuscript collection, ca. 1903 - ca. 1928. (New York University, Group Batch...