Carl Tilden Keller papers, 1908-1954.


Carl Tilden Keller papers, 1908-1954.

Carl Tilden Keller papers, 1908-1954.

Correspondence and other papers of American book collector, Carl Tilden Keller.

1 box (5 linear ft.)

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