Ball mss., 1873-1981

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Ball mss., 1873-1981

Ball mss., 1873-1981

The Ball mss., 1873-1981, consist of the correspondence, family papers, and items collected by George Alexander Ball, 1862-1955, his wife, Frances Emily (Woodworth) Ball, 1872- 1958, and their daughter, Elisabeth Woodworth Ball, 1897- 1982. Biographical materials include those for Elisabeth Woodworth Ball, Lall G. Montgomery, and Dugald Stewart Walker. With the biographical material in a folio folder is a bookplate drawing for Elisabeth Ball in 1918 by Walker. Additional materials include a journal of a trip to Panama in 1913, miscellaneous (items) including a child's school slate, miscellaneous - "About Books" (about the Ball Book Collection), miscellaneous art pieces including glass lantern and rotary slides, Chinese cut-outs, and an exotic scrapbook of the 18th century, miscellaneous subjects collected on adventures/travels, bells, rides, and trees (chiefly printed), notebooks (catalogs of the Ball Book Collection), photographs, printed (book sale catalogs), and writings of Elisabeth Woodworth Ball.

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Cleverdon, Douglas, 1903-1987

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Douglas James Cleverdon, bookseller and radio producer, was born on Jan. 17, 1903 in Bristol, England, the elder son of Thomas Silcox Cleverdon, master wheelwright, and his wife, Jane Louisa James. He was educated at Bristol grammar school and Jesus College, Oxford, where as an undergraduate he published his first catalogue of books, thus establishing his reputation as a lover of fine printing and illustrated books. In 1926 Cleverdon opened a bookshop in Charlotte Street, Bristol, ...

Tribolet, Harold W

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Shaw, John Mackay

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John M. Shaw served as the personal secretary and biographer of Thomas Eugene Mitten, president of the Philadelphia Rapid Transit Company. From the description of Papers, 1919-1929. (Temple University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 122635490 ...

Adler, Elmer, 1884-1962

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Elmer Adler worked in his family's clothing firm in Rochester, N.Y. while developing an avocation as a book and print collector. In 1922 he came to New York City and established the Pynson Printers; he began to makea reputation as a book designer. Adler served as a typographic consultant to several magazines and to The New York Times. From 1930 to 1940 he published The colophon : a book collector's quarterly. In 1940 he was invited to establish a Department of Graphic Arts at Princeton Universit...

Coleman, Satis N. (Satis Narrona), 1878-1961

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Ball family

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Targ, William, 1907-

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Couse, E. Irving (Eanger Irving), 1866-1936

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Funk, Clotilde Embree

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Not available. From the guide to the Clotilde Embree Funk Papers, 1952, (University of Minnesota Libraries Children's Literature Research Collections [clrc]) ...

Owsley, Alvin Mansfield

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Siegel, Max

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Wiggins, James Russell, 1903-2000

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James Russell Wiggins was born in 1903 in Luverne, Minnesota. He became a reporter for the Rock County, Minnesota Star in 1922, later becoming its editor and publisher. In 1930, he began work at the St. Paul Dispatch-Pioneer Press, becoming managing editor before moving briefly to a position at the New York Times. In 1947 he began his career at the Washington Post, rising to editor and executive vice-president before his retirement in 1968. He served as ambassador to the United Nations from Nove...

Kimbrough, Emily, 1899-1989

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Writer. From the description of Signature, dated : [[n.p., n.d.], [n.d.]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270918426 ...

Hughes, A. A.

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Mauck, Joseph William

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Leigh, William Colston

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Hamille, Frances

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Montgomery, Lall G.

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Howe, Randall Lionel Bentham

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Blanck, Jacob Nathaniel

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For further information please see: Gale Database: Contemporary Authors . Jacob Nathaniel Blanck was born 10 November 1906, in Boston, MA, the son of Selig and Mildred Rosenberg (Friedman) Blanck . He attended Boston public schools and received his L.H.D. from Brown University [1969] and P.B.K. from Harvard University in 1970. He was a Rare book editor of Publishers Weekly and Antiquarian Bookman [1936-52], a bibliographer of Americana at the Library of Congress, Washing...

Walters, Thomas.

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Epithet: of Egerton MS 2646 British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000001188.0x0003d3 Epithet: of Andover, county Hampshire British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000751.0x0003ac ...

Beals, Ralph A. (Ralph Albert)

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The period when Ernest D. Burton and J.C.M. Hanson each served as Director of the Library brought the construction of Harper Library, and a formal review and planning process for the library system. Despite these efforts, the University of Chicago Library remained decentralized and administratively unstable for much of the first half of the twentieth century. The long and often conflicted process of evaluation and planning continued under M. Llewellyn Raney, who assumed ...

Masten, Helen Adams

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Helen Adams Masten served as the Librarian in Charge of the Central Children's Room of the New York Public Library, retiring in November 1961 after 33 years of service. She was also a book critic and contributor to the Horn Book, and a judge for awards such as The New York Herald Tribune Spring Book Festival and the American Institute of Graphic Arts Children's Book Show. From the description of Helen Adams Masten papers, 1930-1977 [manuscript]. (University of Southern Mississippi, R...

Haviland, Virginia, 1911-

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McCorison, Marcus A. (Marcus Allen)

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President Emeritus of the American Antiquarian Society, Worcester, MA From the description of Marcus McCorison collection, 1930-1999. (Clark University). WorldCat record id: 54477067 ...

Melcher, Fredric Gershom

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Ball, Lucina Amelia

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Dubester, Henry Joachim

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Spiller, Ethel M.

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Naesmyth, George Cresswell

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Howland, Virginia C. (Lazarus)

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Beard, Frances Birkhead

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Rosen, Katherine N.

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Hodges, Fletcher, 1906-2006

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Lenard, Alexander

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Alexander Lenard was born in Budapest. His father, a brilliant linguist, spoke a dozen languages. His mother was a painter. He was educated in Austria, studied medicine, and was awarded his doctor's degree at the University of Vienna. Between 1928 and 1938 he traveled widely across Europe, studying French, English and the Scandinavian languages. After the Nazi occupation of Austria he left Vienna for Rome, where he was active in the Italian resistance. From 1938 forward he supported himself by a...

Stonehill, Charles Archibald

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Epithet: junior; bookseller British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000444.0x0002c2 ...

Brigham, Clarence S. (Clarence Saunders), 1877-1963

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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 ...

Pettit, Henry Jewett

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Peckham, Howard Henry

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Schatzki, Walter

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Dutton, Leland S. (Leland Summers)

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Baisnée, Jules Albert 1879-

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Student at Catholic University of America. From the description of The early years of Gabriel Richard, ca. 1951. (University of Michigan). WorldCat record id: 34422266 ...

Rogers, James H.

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Foster, Thomas Henry, 1875-

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Pearson, James Larkin, 1879-1981

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