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Rockefeller, John D., Jr. (John Davison), 1874-1960
John Davison Rockefeller Jr. (January 29, 1874 – May 11, 1960) was an American financier and philanthropist, and the only son of Standard Oil co-founder John D. Rockefeller. He was involved in the development of the vast office complex in Midtown Manhattan known as Rockefeller Center, making him one of the largest real estate holders in the city. Towards the end of his life, he was famous for his philanthropy, donating over $500 million to a wide variety of different causes, including educati...
Truman, Margaret, 1924-2008
Margaret Truman Daniel (1924-2008) was born in Independence, Missouri. She is the daughter of President Harry S. and Elizabeth Virginia (Bess) Truman. She married E. Clifton Daniel, Jr. (a newspaper editor), on April 21, 1956. After graduating from George Washington University in 1946, she embarked on a career as a coloratura soprano. She was also a successful radio personality as co-host of the program Weekday with Mike Wallace. Later, Truman became the successful author of a series of murde...
Congregation Mikveh Israel (Philadelphia, Pa.)
Congregation Mikveh Israel (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) traces its history to September 25, 1740 when the Province of Pennsylvania and Thomas Penn authorized a permanent burial ground for the entire Jewish community of Philadelphia. Jews in Philadelphia in the 1740s and 1750s organized themselves informally for services. In 1761 they acquired a Torah scroll and met in a private residence on Sterling Alley, then between Cherry and Race Streets and Third and Fourth Streets. The congregation moved ...
John Carter Brown library
John Carter Brown of Providence, Rhode Island, began to decisively collect books about America in 1848, although he had started collecting rare books, “the favorite pastime of wealthy noblemen” much earlier. An admirer of Old World traditions, Brown focused upon European voyages and travels, as well as books that provided a background for European expansion. Around 1846, he began an avid pursuit of Americana, an area of interest he termed “the Great Subject....
Lowell, Amy, 1874-1925
Amy Lowell (1874-1925) was born in Brookline, Massachusetts. Her brother, Abbot Lawrence Lowell, was president of Harvard University. At age 36, Lowell had her first poem published in the Atlantic Monthly. In 1912, her first book of poems, A dome of many colored glasses was published. She became associated with the Imagists poets when Ezra Pound, whom she had met on a trip to England, included one of her poems in his anthology, Des imagistes. Lowell wrote critical articles for periodicals in add...
Kern, Jerome, 1885-1945
Composer and songwriter Jerome Kern (1885-1945) is best remembered for his Broadway and film work including the lovely melodies from Showboat, "Old Man River," "Can't Help Lovin' Dat Man," and "Bill," as well as standards such as "Smoke Gets in Your Eyes" and "The Way You Look Tonight". The collection consists primarily of show music, including some holograph sketches. There are many full and vocal scores in the hand of Kern's orchestrators and arrangers, especially Frank Saddler and Robert Russ...
Adler, Cyrus, 1863-1940
Cyrus Adler graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 1883. He later received the first American Ph.D. in Semitics from Johns Hopkins University. He taught Semitic languages at Johns Hopkins from 1884 to 1893. In 1877 he was appointed assistant curator of the section of Oriental antiquities in the United States National Museum, and had charge of an exhibit of biblical archaeology at the centennial exposition of the Ohio valley in 1888. He was a commissioner for the world's Columbian ex...
Stokowski, Leopold, 1882-1977
Leopold Stokowski (1882-1977) was an American conductor, who led the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, Philadelphia Orchestra, American Youth Orchestra, New York City Symphony, Hollywood Bowl Symphony Orchestra, NBC Symphony Orchestra, New York Philharmonic Orchestra, Houston Symphony Orchestra, and American Symphony Orchestra. His career began with studies at the Royal College of Music in 1896 when Stokowski was just 13. He performed as an organist and choral director for several years in England,...
William L. Clements Library
William Clements was a Bay City businessman who served as regent from 1910 to 1933. An Early interest in collecting books crystallized around gathering rare books related to American history that were printed before 1800. In 1921, he gave his collection of books, manuscripts and maps to the university and provided a building to house them, which was opened in 1923. Mr. Clements continued to serve on the Committee of Management of the Clements Library until his death in 1934. He wo...
Pierpont Morgan Library.
Private art library collection; New York City, New York. Founded in 1924 when business tycoon, J.P. Morgan opened his home and private collection to the public. From the description of Pierpont Morgan Library records, 1682-1953. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122404272 ...
Childs, J. Rives (James Rives), 1893-1987
James Rives Childs was born February 6, 1893 in Lynchburg, Virginia. He attended the Virginia Military Institute before graduating from Randolph-Macon College in 1912, then earned a master of arts from Harvard University in 1915. He served the United States Army during World War I as a cryptoanalyst and radio intelligence liaison in France. After the war he joined the American Relief Administration in the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics. In 1923 he joined the United States Foreign Service, e...
Library of Congress
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, ...
Roosevelt, Eleanor, 1884-1962
Anna Eleanor Roosevelt was the longest-serving First Lady throughout her husband President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s four terms in office (1933-1945). She was an American politician, diplomat, and activist who later served as a United Nations spokeswoman. A shy, awkward child, starved for recognition and love, Eleanor Roosevelt grew into a woman with great sensitivity to the underprivileged of all creeds, races, and nations. Her constant work to improve their lot made her one of the most loved–...
Folger Shakespeare Library
The Folger Shakespeare Library is a world-renowned center for scholarship, learning, culture, and the arts that houses the world’s largest Shakespeare collection. The Folger collections include rare printed books, manuscripts, works of art, audiovisual materials, and modern scholarship. These materials extend beyond Shakespeare to include a wide range of disciplines – history and politics, theology and exploration, law and the arts – from the early modern period (1500–1750). An internationall...
American Philosophical Society
Benjamin Franklin founded the American Philosophical Society in 1743 in Philadelphia, patterning it after the Royal Society of London. It's purpose was the promotion of the study of science and the practical arts of agriculture, engineering trades, and manufactures. Subjects of today's "philosophy" were generally excluded from the societies of the 17th and 18th centuries and the word "philosophy" meant to them "love of knowledge," and was essentially the equivalent of today's "science." Interest...
American Jewish Historical Society
Pitcairn, Raymond, 1885-1966
Ford, Henry, 1863-1947
Industrialist and philanthropist Henry Ford, born July 30, 1863, grew up on a farm in what is now Dearborn, Michigan. Mechanically inclined from an early age, he worked in Detroit machine shops as a young man and became an engineer at the Edison Illuminating Company in 1891. Henry and Clara Jane Bryant, married in 1888, had one child, Edsel, born in 1893. In that same year, Henry tested his first internal combustion engine, and by 1896 completed his first car, the Quadricycle. Ford partnered in ...
William H. Robinson, Ltd.
Lucas, E. V. 1868-1938.
Leslie, Shane, 1885-1971
Irish poet, novelist, travel writer, biographer, and Catholic apologist; born John Randolph Shane Leslie. From the description of Poems : AMsS : [Glaslough, Ireland?], [ca. 1920]. (Rosenbach Museum & Library). WorldCat record id: 122690113 Author and statesman Sir Shane Leslie was born John Randolph Leslie in London, raised in Ireland, and educated at Oxford, where he converted to Roman Catholicism and adopted the Irish form of his name, Shane, when he became interested ...
Lodge, Henry Cabot, 1850-1924
Henry Cabot Lodge (1850-1924) was born into a prominent Boston family in 1850. Through his mother’s family, the Cabots, Lodge traced his lineage back to the 17th century, with one great-grandfather a leading Federalist during the Revolutionary period. Growing up in both an intellectual and privileged household, "Cabot" took naturally to academic subjects, particularly history and literature. Beyond his early devotion to scholarly pursuits, Lodge also enjoyed numerous sports and the great outdoor...
Zeitlin, Jacob, 1883-1937
Educator and author. From the description of Dwelling : typescript poem, undated. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70981222 ...
Hargreaves, Alice Pleasance Liddell, 1852-1934
Wolf, Block, Schorr and Solis-Cohen, attorneys,
Amor (Albert), Ltd,
Lawrence, Frieda von Richthofen, 1879-1956
Frieda Emma Johanna Maria von Richthofen was born on August 11, 1879 in Metz, France. In 1912, Frieda met David Herbert (D.H.) Lawrence, and they married in 1914. Frieda Lawrence was intimately involved with D.H. Lawrence's work. Facets of her personality are often discernable as components of characters in his poems and novels. After D.H. Lawrence's death in 1930, Frieda settled in New Mexico. Frieda died in Taos on August 11, 1956. From the guide to the Frieda Lawrence Photograph C...
Sitwell, Osbert, 1892-1969
Viola Garvin, literary editor of the Observer 1926-1942, and daughter of James Louis Garvin, editor of the Observer 1908-1942. From the description of Letter, 1940 October 21, Renishaw Hall, N. Sheffield to Viola Garvin. (Washington State University). WorldCat record id: 37429151 English poet and satirist. From the description of Letter : Cyprus, to Maurice [Baring], 1935 Feb. 15. (Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center (HRC); University of Texas at Austin). Wor...
Houdini, Harry, 1874-1926
Harry Houdini (born Erik Weisz; March 24, 1874 – October 31, 1926) was a Hungarian-born American escape artist, illusionist, stunt performer and mysteriarch, noted for his escape acts. He first attracted notice in vaudeville in the United States and then as "Harry 'Handcuff' Houdini" on a tour of Europe, where he challenged police forces to keep him locked up. Soon he extended his repertoire to include chains, ropes slung from skyscrapers, straitjackets under water, and having to escape from ...
Shepard, Ernest H. (Ernest Howard), 1879-1976
English children's illustrator, born in London, England in 1879. Well-known for his complete sets of illustrations for Winnie-the-pooh and Wind in the willows, he worked primarily in pen and ink, as well as water color and gouache. From the description of Papers, 1927-1970. (University of Southern Mississippi, Regional Campus). WorldCat record id: 26848647 Ernest Howard Shepard was an English painter and illustrator, perhaps best known for his original illustrations for A.A....
Bixby, W. K., 1857-1931,
Cole, Timothy, 1852-1931
The Mount Vernon Seminary began in 1875 as a private high school and junior college for women, founded by Elizabeth J. Somers. The George Washington University initially affiliated with Mount Vernon College, and ultimately acquired the college's property and legacy in 1999. The first school of higher education available to women in Washington, D.C., Mount Vernon Seminary and College had five different locations throughout its history. The last Seminary class graduated in 1969, and the school was...
Holford, George Lindsay, Sir, 1860-1926
Capra, Frank Russell, 1897-1991
Frank Russell Capra (born Francesco Rosario Capra; May 18, 1897 – September 3, 1991) was an Italian-American film director, producer and writer who became the creative force behind some of the major award-winning films of the 1930s and 1940s. Born in Italy and raised in Los Angeles from the age of five, his rags-to-riches story has led film historians such as Ian Freer to consider him the "American Dream personified." Capra became one of America's most influential directors during the 1930s, ...
Fenwick, Thomas FitzRoy Phillipps, 1856-1938
Sitwell was a poet, critic and author of volumes of verses. He died in 1988. From the description of The parrot's voice snaps out=No good to contradict=What he says he'll say again: Dry facts, like biscuits, = : calligraphed illustration. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 754863289 Sacheverell Sitwell was an English author and critic. Born into an aristocratic and gifted family, he joined with his brother Osbert and sister Edith to help change the tastes of British society in a...
Streeter, Thomas W. (Thomas Winthrop), 1883-1965
Thomas Streeter was a collector of Americana; Dr. Mumey was a noted physician, Western historian, aviator, author, inventor and woodcarver. From the description of Letters 1959-1960. (Denver Public Library). WorldCat record id: 43482440 Thomas Winthrop Streeter (1883-1965) of Morristown, N.J., was an attorney financier, and businessman before becoming a bibliographer, rare-book dealer, and owner of one of the largest collections of Americana in the country. His collection in...
Yale university. Library
Eli Whitney was born in Westborough, Massachusetts in 1765. Even as a child he showed an aptitude for mechanical work, repairing violins and taking on other mechanical work as it presented itself. Whitney set up shop making nails and when the demand for nails declined, he changed his business to manufacture hat pins, a commodity with increasing demand. Whitney eventually enrolled at Yale College in May 1789, and graduated three years later. He intended to further his education and become a lawye...
Drinkwater, John, 1882-1937
Drinkwater, a British playwright and poet, worked for an insurance company. In 1909 he became manager of the Birmingham Repertory Company, and his most successful plays included "Abraham Lincoln," "Mary Stuart," and "Bird in Hand." Drinkwater also published several critical literary biographies. From the description of Manuscripts and Correspondence, 1914-1916. (Temple University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 122612764 John Drinkwater was an English author and actor, proba...
Lilly, Josiah Kirby, 1893-1966
Josiah K. Lilly, Jr. was born in Indianapolis, Ind. in 1893. He joined the family buiness, Eli Lilly and Co., in 1914. In 1944, he became president of the newly formed Eli Lilly International Corporation, and in 1948, president of the Eli Lilly Company. He was an avid collector of miniature soldiers, coins, postage stamps, and firearms among other things. From the description of Josiah K. Lilly, Jr. collections photographs [graphic], May 1966. (Indiana Historical Society Library). Wo...
Shakespeare association of America
Levis, Howard Coppuck
Young, Owen D., 1874-1962
Owen D. Young was born on October 27, 1874 in VanHornesville, New York, educated at St. Lawrence University and Boston University. His travels took him all over the United States and Eruope. He died July 11, 1962 in St. Augustine and is buried in VanHornesville, New York. From the description of Owen D. Young Collection, 1874-1962. (St. Lawrence University). WorldCat record id: 39776049 Lawyer. Young (1874-1962) graduated from St. Lawrence University...
Huntington, Henry Edwards, 1850-1927
Henry Edwards Huntington (1850-1927), founder of the Huntington Library, was born in Oneonta, New York. In 1892 he went to San Francisco to work for his uncle, Collis Potter Huntington, who was President of the Southern Pacific Railway Company. After Collis's death in 1900 and Henry's purchase of the Shorb ranch in 1902, Henry moved his business interests to the Los Angeles area, organizing the Pacific Electric Railway Company, the Huntington Land and Improvement Company, and other real estate a...
Horblit, Harrison D.
Bement, Clarence S. (Clarence Sweet), 1843-1923
Roosevelt, Franklin D. (Franklin Delano), 1882-1945
Franklin Delano Roosevelt was born on January 30, 1882, in Hyde Park, New York. He was the son of James (lawyer, financier) and Sara (Delano) Roosevelt. He married Anna Eleanor Roosevelt on March 17, 1905, and had six children: Anna, James, Franklin, Elliott, Franklin Jr., John. He received his B.A. from Harvard in 1904 and later attended Columbia University Law School. Roosevelt was admitted to the Bar in 1907 and worked for the Carter, Ledyard, and Milburn firm in New York City from 1907 to 19...
American Art Association, New York,
Graff, Everett D. (Everett Dwight), 1885-1964
Chicago steel company executive, philanthropist, Western Americana book collector and Newberry Library President of the Board of Trustees, 1953-1964. Under Graff's leadership, the Newberry Library modernized its facilities and refined its collecting policies. In 1960, Graff bequeathed his Western Americana books, pamphlets, manuscripts and maps, which he had acquired over a fifty year period, to the Newberry Library. Graff was also active in numerous library associations...
Woollcott, Alexander, 1887-1943
Woollcott, American critic, member of the Algonquin Round Table, and the inspiration for the character of Sheridan Whiteside in the play The Man Who Came to Dinner by George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart. From the description of [Letters, 1929-1940] / Alexander Woollcott. (Smith College). WorldCat record id: 491398373 American drama critic, journalist, playwright, essayist, and actor. From the description of Alexander Woollcott collection, 1921-[194-]. (Boston Univers...
Buck, Pearl S. (Pearl Sydenstricker), 1892-1973
Pearl S. Buck was the daughter of American missionary parents, and spent the first seventeen years of her life in China. Her third novel, The Good Earth, won the Pulitzer Prize, and a Nobel Prize for literature followed, citing The Good Earth as well as her biographies of her parents. Critical reception for her works has been mixed since these early successes. A prolific and optimistic author, most of her fiction is set in China, and she displays great affection for the place and her characters....
Corning Museum of Glass
Thos. Agnew and Sons Ltd.
London art dealers; the firm began in 1817, in Manchester. From the description of Records of Thos. Agnew and Sons Ltd., 1852-1938 [microform]. (Getty Research Institute). WorldCat record id: 78802296 ...
Gordan, John Dozier, 1907-1968
Cardozo, Benjamin N. (Benjamin Nathan), 1870-1938
U.S. Supreme Court justice. From the description of Benjamin Cardozo letters, 1933-1938. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 502414571 From the description of Benjamin Cardozo letter, 1932 Jan. 8. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 428736948 From the description of Benjamin Cardozo letter, 1931 Apr. 1. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 428737456 United States Supreme Court Justice & Chief Judge of the New York Court of Appeals. From the description of B...
Nash, John Henry, 1871-1947
Printer and lecturer. From the description of Letter of John Henry Nash, 1932. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79454686 Biography John Henry Nash was born in Woodbridge, Ontario, Canada on March 12, 1871. He left high school at the age of sixteen and became an apprentice in the shop of James Murray, one of the leading printers in Toronto. He worked as a compositor for several years in Toronto and for a few months in Denver...
Doheny, Estelle, 1875-1958
Carrie Estelle Betzold was born in 1875; married Edward L. Doheny, a Wisconsin-born Colorado miner who discovered oil in Los Angeles in 1892; when her husband died, Estelle Doheny inherited a fortune, with which she created a fine book collection and funded various Catholic charities; died in 1958. From the description of Miscellanea, 1934-1974. (University of California, Los Angeles). WorldCat record id: 38942827 Biography ...
The Grolier Club was founded in Jan. 23, 1884 by a group of seven New York City book collectors with the object, as stated in its constitution, "of literary study and promotion of the arts pertaining to the production of books." From its early days the Club has maintained a library related to collecting, bibliography and books about books. A library endowment fund (sometimes referred to as the "Library Fund) for the Grolier Club was first proposed in 1921, and the first fund-raising campaign amo...
Jewish Theological Seminary of America
Collecting area: Materials dealing with all aspects of Jewish life. From the description of Repository description. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 155524648 The Jewish Theological Seminary of America moved into its new campus at 3080 Broadway in the Morningside Heights section of New York City in 1930. The complex was designed by the architectural firm Gehron and Ross, with David Levy, Associate Architect. The construction of the buildings was funded by donations from Louis ...
Elkins, William McIntire, 1882-1947
Oliver Goldsmith was an Anglo-Irish author best known for his novel The Vicar of Wakefield (1766) and his play She Stoops to Conquer (1773). He was most likely born in Pallas, Ireland between 1728 and 1731. He attended Trinity College and studied medicine at the University of Edinburgh and the University of Leyden. From 1754 to 1756 he traveled through Europe and may have obtained a medical degree. It is known that he failed the examination at the College of Surgeons. In 1756 he mov...
Francis Edwards (Firm)
The antiquarian bookseller firm of Francis Edwards was established in the West End of London in 1855. The firm (now Francis Edwards, Ltd.) is currently located in Hay-on-Wye, England. From the description of Ledger book sheets, 1869 Jan. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122613146 ...
Ballard, Ellis Ames, 1861-1938
Glyn, Elinor, 1864-1943
English author of sensational and romantic novels. From the description of Elinor Glyn letters to Will Orton Tewson [manuscript], 1913 October 23, 28. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 613612651 Elinor Glyn was born October 17, 1864 in Jersey, Channel Islands, the daughter of Douglas and Elinor Saunders Sutherland. She was raised by her mother after her father died of typhoid fever when Glyn was only a few months old, received only the minimal education available...
Gollancz, Israel, 1864-1930
English scholar. From the description of Autograph letter signed : New York, N.Y., to J. Pierpont Morgan, 1923 June 2. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 269577152 ...
Cushing, Harvey, 1869-1939
Harvey Williams Cushing was born in Cleveland, Ohio, on April 8, 1869. He graduated from Yale College in 1891 and in 1895 received his M.D. and A.M. degrees from the Harvard Medical School. He served on the staff of the Johns Hopkins University Hospital from 1901 to 1912, where he devoted himself to neurological surgery. In 1912 he was appointed professor of surgery at Harvard Medical School and in 1913 surgeon-in-chief of the Peter Bent Brigham Hospital, posts which he held until 1932. During W...
Ettinger, Amos Aschbach, 1901-....
Amos Ettinger was a biographer of General Oglethorpe. From the description of Ettinger papers, 1926-1935. (University of Georgia). WorldCat record id: 297117259 ...
Pennell, Joseph, 1857-1926
Joseph Pennell was an American artist and educator, primarily known for his etchings and illustrations. Much of his early work consisted of city scenes, published in magazines. He later worked on a variety of projects, often illustrating books in collaboration with his wife, author Elizabeth Robins. After spending time in Europe, notably London, Pennell taught art, and the couple collaborated on a biography of James McNeill Whistler. From the description of Joseph Pennell letter to M...
Quinn, John, 1870-1924
John Quinn (1870-1924) was a corporation lawyer in New York City who amassed an important private collection of paintings, drawings and sculpture as well as books and manuscripts of contemporary authors. In addition to promoting modern and avant-garde art in all forms, he particularly encouraged the work of members of the Irish Literary Revival, the artists of the Paris School, and English and American writers of his time. In 1923 he sold his manuscript and library holdings to subsidize his art ...
Oppenheimer, J. Robert, 1904-1967
Died 1967. From the description of Oral history interview with J. Robert Oppenheimer, 1963 November 18 and 20. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 80709804 Physicist (quantum theory and nuclear physics). On the physics faculty at California Institute of Technology and University of California, Berkeley in theoretical physics, 1929-1947; director of Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory, 1943-1945; chairman of the General Advisory Committee of the Atomic Energy Commission, 1946-1952; d...
Starrett, Vincent, 1886-1974
Vincent Starrett, a police reporter for the Daily News also wrote book reviews for various Chicago newspapers, and in this way became aquainted with Arthur Machen, with whom he had a long and varied correspondence with. The friendship and conflict following resulted in Starrett vs. Machen: A Record of Discovery and Correspondence, which is the focus of this collection. From the description of Vincent Starrett collection of Arthur Machen, 1915-1971. (Southern Illinois University). Wor...
MacDonald, James Ramsay, 1886-1937,
Lathrop C. Harper, Inc.
Kennedy, Robert F. (Robert Francis), 1925-1968
Robert Francis Kennedy (November 20, 1925 – June 6, 1968), also referred to by his initials RFK and occasionally by the nickname Bobby, was an American politician and lawyer who served as the 64th United States Attorney General from January 1961 to September 1964, and as a U.S. Senator from New York from January 1965 until his assassination in June 1968. He was the brother of President John Fitzgerald Kennedy and Senator Edward Moore Kennedy. Kennedy and his brothers were born into a wealthy,...
Arents, George, 1875-1960
George Arents, Jr. (1875-1960) was an American businessman. He studied at Columbia University and received his master's degree from Syracuse University at the age of 57. His father and great-uncle were founders of the Allen & Ginter Tobacco Company, which later became the American Tobacco Company. In 1922 Arents became a director of the American Tobacco Company and from 1924 he was the treasurer of both the American Machine and Foundry and International Cigar Machinery. He was also a collect...
Wise, Thomas James, 1859-1937
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 ...
Free library of Philadelphia
This is a collection of manuscripts obtained by the Free Library of Philadelphia from various donations. The majority of the collection was donated by Philadelphia book collectors, Mr. and Mrs. Richard A. Gimbel and William McIntire Elkins. The collection has an even mix of American and European authors. Although the majority of the authors are represented with only a few pieces of work, eight authors are better represented. These include: American authors James Branch Cabell (1879-1958), Ezra P...
Rosenbach, A.S.W. (Abraham Simon Wolf), 1876-1952
Greg, W. W. 1875-1959,
Silver, Louis H., 1902-1963,
Loos, Anita, 1894-
Sotheby & Co,
Vollbehr, Otto H. F. b. 1869,
De Coppet, Andre, 1892-1953
Andre De Coppet (1892-1953) was an American broker and collector of Americana. He was born in New York in 1892 to Edward J. and Pauline De Coppet. A 1915 graduate of Princeton University, he inherited a position in the family stock exchange firm of De Coppet & Doremus after the death of his father in 1916. In 1920 he wed Clara Barclay Onativia in New York. In the mid-1920s he took an interest in Haiti and invested in a sisal plantation there. Through the 1920s and 1930s, De Coppet amassed a ...
Hyde, Donald Frizell, 1909-1966
Epithet: first husband of Mary Viscountess Eccles British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000001124.0x000188 ...
Palmer, George Herbert, 1842-1933
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...
Galsworthy, John, 1867-1933
Novelist. From the description of Letters, 1900-1932. (Indiana University). WorldCat record id: 708580518 From the description of Papers, 1925-1933. (Indiana University). WorldCat record id: 708580524 John Galsworthy was an English dramatist and novelist. Educated as a barrister at Harrow and New College, Oxford, he instead decided to travel, attending to his family's shipping business abroad, and then began writing. His first book, From the Four Winds, was a collec...
Einstein, Albert, 1879-1955
Albert Einstein was born at Ulm, in Württemberg, Germany, on March 14, 1879. Six weeks later the family moved to Munich, where he later on began his schooling at the Luitpold Gymnasium. Later, they moved to Italy and Albert continued his education at Aarau, Switzerland and in 1896 he entered the Swiss Federal Polytechnic School in Zurich to be trained as a teacher in physics and mathematics. In 1901, the year he gained his diploma, he acquired Swiss citizenship and, as he was...
Jake Zeitlin Books (Firm : Los Angeles, Calif.)
Ellery Queen is a pseudonym of Frederic Dannay (1905-1982) and Manfred B. Lee (1905-1971), who were cousins. Between 1928 and 1971, the Ellery Queen writing team wrote radio shows, a monthly magazine, a weekly newspaper series, novels, and television series all centered around the investigator "Ellery Queen." In the beginning of their writing career, Dannay and Lee kept their identities secret, but revealed their authorship in 1936. Dannay and Lee were also the co-writers of the Barnaby Ross mys...
Hogan, Francis Joseph, 1877-1944
The Rosenbach Company offered books, manuscripts, and entire collections for sale through their published catalogues and through typed lists and descriptions with more limited circulation. From the description of Collation files, [ca. 1903-ca. 1953]. (Rosenbach Museum & Library). WorldCat record id: 122581004 ...
Chrysler, Walter P. (Walter Percy), 1909-1988
Art collector; Provincetown, Mass.; d. 1988. Chrysler opened his museum in 1958 in Provincetown in an old church, then moved the museum in 1970 to a larger permanent location in Norfolk, Va. From the description of Walter P. Chrysler interview, 1964 Sept. 5 [sound recording]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79701522 Art collector; Provincetown, Mass.; d. 1988. Chrysler opened his museum in 1958 in Provincetown in an old church...
Ricci, Seymour de 1881-1942
Bibliographer, papyrologist, collector, and historian of Merovingian tapestries. De Ricci was an expert on the provenance of rare books. He created three reference books of manuscripts and rare books: Catalogue raisonné des premières impressions de Mayence, 1445-1467 , Guide de l'amateur de livres à gravures du XVIIIe siècle , and Census of Medieval Manuscripts in the United States and Canada . In the field of Egypt papyrology, De Ricci traveled throughout Egypt, North America, and ...
Zeitlin & Ver Brugge (Los Angeles, Calif.)
The firm Zeitlin & Ver Brugge are booksellers and importers, fine art dealers, and specialists in technical and scientific books. From the guide to the Zeitlin and Ver Brugge Autograph Collection 32797049., 1568-1891, (Benson Latin American Collection, General Libraries, The University of Texas at Austin) Zeitlin & Ver Brugge were booksellers; Jake Zeitlin was one of the partners in the firm. From the description of Correspondence : with Alma Mahler, 1947...
Dropsie College for Hebrew and Cognate Learning
As the first state-accredited Ph.D. program of its kind, Dropsie College is the world's founding institution of modern academic Jewish Studies. In the course of its nearly eighty years of existence, from 1907 through 1986, the College awarded more than 200 doctoral degrees and became a major training center for the country's Judaic scholars. It was the publisher of the Jewish Quarterly Review, the oldest continuously published English-language journal of Jewish Studies. From the desc...
Henkels, S. V. 1854-1926.
Morley, Christopher, 1890-1957
American author and journalist. From the description of Letter to unidentified recipient [manuscript], 1940 October 25. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647810653 Christopher Morley was an American editor, an author, and a Rhodes scholar. Morley was one of the founders of the "Saturday Review of Literature," of which he was an editor from 1924 to 1940. A prolific author, he wrote more than 50 books. His novels include PANASSUS ON WHEELS (1917), THE HAUNTED BOOKS...
University of Pennsylvania. Libraries
The University of Pennsylvania Library dates to 1749 with a gift of books from Richard Jackson, a London lawyer and politician. Within a few years, Benjamin Franklin and William Smith donated additional volumes. In 1784 Louis XVI of France presented the Library with 100 volumes. When the University moved from its Fourth and Arch Streets location to its present West Philadelphia address in 1872, the Library was housed on the first floor of College Hall. By 1890, the Library's 55,000 ...
Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919
Roosevelt, 26th U.S. president, served 1901-1909. From the description of DS, 1904 March 1. : Washington, D.C. Homestead Certificate. (Copley Press, J S Copley Library). WorldCat record id: 15210791 26th president of the United States, 1901-1909. From the description of Theodore Roosevelt letters, 1917, 1918. (Buffalo History Museum). WorldCat record id: 213408920 Roosevelt was then Governor of New York. Chapman was one of the founders of the New York St...
M. Knoedler & Co
Founded in 1848 as the New York branch of the French firm Goupil & Cie before the creation of most museums in the United States, the Knoedler Gallery was able to play a central role as a conduit for the masterworks that established American collections. The firm's archive traces the development of the once provincial American art market into one of the world's leading art centers and the formation of the private art collections that would ultimately establish many of the nation's leading art mus...
Zweig, Stefan, 1881-1942
Austrian writer Stefan Zweig was one of the most prolific and popular European authors in the years before World War II. He wrote plays, poetry, and fiction, but his most popular works were highly fictionalized biographies of well-known historical figures. His central themes were nostalgia and humanism. From the description of Stefan Zweig letter and pamphlet, 1929-1932. (Pennsylvania State University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 51589995 Austrian writer. From...
Jewish Publication Society of America.
Marshall Field & Company
Werner, Arno, 1899-1995
Kimball, Fiske, 1888-1955
Museum director, architect. Educated at Harvard (M.Arch. 1912) and University of Michigan (Ph.D. 1915). Founder and director of the Institute of Fine Arts at New York University (1923-1925). Director of Philadelphia Museum of Art (1925-1955). From the description of Papers of Sidney Fiske Kimball, 1918-1952 (inclusive). (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 269301918 Sydney Fiske Kimball, b. Newton, Mass. Architect, architectural historian, professor of architecture and ...
Noyes, Alfred, 1880-1958
Poet. From the description of Papers of Alfred Noyes, 1941. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79454022 Author Alfred Noyes was born in England and attended Oxford, although he left without earning a degree. He published his first book of poems at the age of twenty-one, and within ten years had become the most commercially successful poet of his day. Popular and prolific, Noyes wrote disarming, skillful verse in traditional metre, and actively opposed the Modernist movement. He ...
Szyk, Arthur, 1894-1951
Polish-born artist, illuminator, and cartoonist; recipient of the George Washington Bicentennial Medal for Washington and His Times in 1934; U.S. resident after 1940 and U.S. citizen after 1948. From the description of Washington and his times : color offset lithographs, 1932. (University of Pennsylvania Library). WorldCat record id: 155864983 Polish artist. From the description of Arthur Szyk artworks, 1931-1941. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 754872830 ...
Clark, William Andrews, Jr.
Dreiser, Theodore, 1871-1945
Theodore Dreiser was an American literary naturalist and author of two of the most significant works of early twentieth-century American fiction, SISTER CARRIE (1900) and AN AMERICAN TRAGEDY (1925). From the description of The mercy of God : manuscript, [1900-1945?] / by Theodore Dreiser. (Peking University Library). WorldCat record id: 63051908 Editor and author. From the description of Theodore Dreiser papers, 1910-1930. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 71009534 ...
Auction house; New York, N.Y. From the description of Parke-Bernet Galleries auction catalogs, 1956-1968. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122395181 ...
American Shore and Beach Preservation Association
Crawford, David Lindsay, Earl of, 1871-1940
Updike, Daniel Berkeley, 1860-1941
Daniel Berkeley Updike (1860-1941) was a book designer and printer in New England. He was born an only child in an old and well-connected New England family, but his father's death in 1877 prevented Updike from pursuing higher education. Updike's Episcopalian background greatly influenced both his character and his later work as a printer, and his intellectual and cultural character was molded by his mother, an antiquary and scholar of French and English literature. Updike's first book-related j...
Hoover, Herbert, 1874-1964
Herbert Clark Hoover (b. August 10, 1874, Iowa-d. October 20, 1964), thirty-first president of the United States, was born in Iowa, and was orphaned as a child. A Quaker known from his childhood as "Bert" to his friends, he began a career as a mining engineer soon after graduating from Stanford University in 1895. Within twenty years he had used his engineering knowledge and business acumen to make a fortune as an independent mining consultant. In 1914 Hoover administered the American Relief Com...
Freer, Charles Lang, 1854-1919
Epithet: American collector British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000301.0x000033 Manufacturer and art collector. From the description of Charles Lang Freer letter, 1928. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79450299 Art collector; Detroit, Michigan. Collected Asian, American, and European art, including a large collection of works by James McNeill Whistler. Founded the Freer G...
Grew, Joseph C. (Joseph Clark), 1880-1965
Grew was a U.S. diplomat and author. He was attached to embassies in Egypt, Mexico, Russia, Germany, and Austria (1904-1916); secretary-general to the U.S. delegation at the Paris Peace Conference; minister to Denmark (1920) and to Switzerland (1921-1923); negotiator at the Lausanne Conference on Near Eastern Affairs (1922-1923); under secretary of state (1924-1927, 1944-1945); ambassador to Turkey (1927-1932) and to Japan (1932-1941); special assistant to the secretary of state (1942); and dire...
Wolf, Edwin, 1911-1991
Anderson Galleries (New York, N.Y.)
Forman, Maurice Buxton.
Maurice Buxton Forman was a bibliographer and editor. Although he was interested in several literary figures during his lifetime, Forman is most often remembered in light of his work on George Meredith and John Keats. From the description of Papers of Maurice Buxton Forman, 1898-1942. (Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens). WorldCat record id: 122386415 Epithet: bibliographer British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Des...
Faÿ, Bernard 1893-1978
Faÿ (1893-1978) was a French historian of Franc-American relations who wrote extensively against the Masons. He was part of the Vichy government in France during the German occupation. In particular, he is remembered for the assistance he provided in protecting Gertrude Stein and Alice B. Toklas, Jewish-Americans who remained in France during World War II. From the description of [Autograph fragment] / B. Faÿ. [20th century] (Smith College). WorldCat record id: 191100930 ...
Sowerby, E. Millicent (Emily Millicent)
Bibliographer. The first woman to work in Sotheby's Rare Book Department, she later worked for many years at the Rosenbach Company and the Thomas Jefferson Collection of the Library of Congress. From the description of ALsS and photograph : to Frederick Richmond Goff, [ca. 1968]-1975. (Rosenbach Museum & Library). WorldCat record id: 122645480 ...
Douglas, Edward Morehouse, 1855-1932,
Blunden, Edmund, 1896-1974
Blunden was an English poet and scholar. From the description of Edmund Blunden papers, 1921-1952 (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 612727624 Edmund Blunden, English poet and university teacher. His highly acclaimed biography of Shelley was published in 1946. From the description of Edmund Blunden manuscript material : 8 items, ca. 1945-1955 (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 76945001 From the guide to the Edmund Blunden manuscript ma...
American Art Association, Anderson Galleries (Firm)
Cockerell, Sydney Carlyle, Sir, 1867-1962
English museum director, art historian and collector. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge to Hugh W. Davies, 1911 Jan. 05. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270899880 From the description of Autograph letter signed : Hammersmith, to Mackenzie Bell, 1896 Nov. 3. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270899382 From the description of Autograph letter signed (retained copy) : Cambridge, to Lord Henry Bentinck, 1909 Feb. 17. (Unknown). ...
Pforzheimer, Carl H. (Carl Howard), 1879-1957
The New York financier and collector Carl Howard Pforzheimer (1879-1957) began acquiring materials documenting the English Romantic poets in the 1920s. After his death, his various collections became an asset of the Carl and Lily Pforzheimer Foundation, Inc. In 1986, the Foundation gave to the New York Public Library those items pertaining to the Romantics (including ca. 12,000 printed items, cataloged separately and searchable in the NYPL catalogue), and other tangential material, along with an...
Gosse, Edmund, 1849-1928
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...
Sheridan, Clare, 1885-1970
Maran, René, 1887-1960
Angle, Paul M. (Paul McClelland), 1900-1975
Author and historian. From the description of Paul M. Angle papers, 1947-1959. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 123391606 Paul M. Angle (1900-1975), historian and author, was secretary of the Abraham Lincoln Association (1925-1932), Librarian of the Illinois State Historical Library (1932-1945), and Director of the Chicago Historical Society (1945-1965). Angle was an Abraham Lincoln scholar and wrote several books on Lincoln and Illinois history, including The Lincoln Reader (...
Bennett, Arnold, 1867-1931
Arnold Bennett was a British novelist, dramatist, short-story writer, literary critic, journalist, and editor. From the description of Arnold Bennett collection of papers, 1881-1955 bulk (1894-1953). (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 122615455 From the guide to the Arnold Bennett collection of papers, 1881-1955, 1894-1953, (The New York Public Library. Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American Literature.) Arnold Bennett, English no...
Newton, A. Edward 1864-1940,
Rothschild, Nathaniel Mayer Victor Rothschild, Baron, 1910-
Eames, Wilberforce, 1855-1937
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'...
Rice, Alice Caldwell Hegan, 1870-1942
American author. From the description of Letter [manuscript] : to Richard Watson Gilder, 1902 September 29. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647880273 Louisville author. From the description of Alice Caldwell Hegan Rice : miscellaneous papers, 1902-1941. (Filson Historical Society, The). WorldCat record id: 49306901 Author. Alice Caldwell Hegan Rice, a native of Louisville and the wife of Kentucky poet Cale Young Ric...
Smith, Harry Bache, 1860-1936
Lyricist. From the description of Harry Bache Smith correspondence, 1895-1901. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70980474 American writer of short stories, plays, and librettos. A collector of rare books, manuscripts, and autographs, Smith also wrote about his collecting activities. From the description of Papers, 1773-1935, (bulk 1890-1930). (Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center (HRC); University of Texas at Austin). WorldCat record id: 122648359 ...
Dawson's Book Shop
Ernest Dawson founded Dawson's Book Shop in Los Angeles, CA, in 1905 at 713 South Broadway; Dawson began the store with a purchase of 2,250 books from the Salvation Army at 1 cent apiece, and immediately resold one of them, a book on Indian basketry, for $2.50; issued first rare book catalog in 1907, and with its success, Dawson began to specialize in rare books; the shop moved to 518 South Hill St. in 1908; Dawson made his first business trip to London in 1911, beginning a long series of buying...
Phillips, Duncan, 1886-1966
Blumenthal, George, 1858-1941
Mason, William Smith, 1866-
William Smith Mason was born in Millburn, Illinois in December, 1866. He received his Ph.B. from Yale in 1888 and his M.A. in 1924. Mason was active in the real estate and insurance business. He was the owner of a large collection of materials relating to Benjamin Franklin and a library of Revolutionary literature. Mason died in January, 1961. From the description of William Smith Mason autograph collection, 1800-1929 (inclusive). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 702166208 Fro...
Houghton, Arthur Amory, 1906-1990
Severn was an English artist and friend of the poet John Keats. From the description of Arthur Amory Houghton collection of manuscripts concerning Joseph Severn, 1845-1881. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 612728506 From the guide to the Arthur Amory Houghton collection of manuscripts concerning Joseph Severn, 1845-1881., (Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University) Epithet: American bibliophile British Library Archives and Ma...
Cleverdon, Douglas, 1903-1987
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, ...
Cameron, David Young, Sir, 1865-1945
English painter and etcher. From the description of Autograph letter signed : St. John's Wood, to S.C. Cockerell, 1928 May 7. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270133686 A glazed copy of this sketch was sold at auction in 1994 at an undisclosed price. From the guide to the Maut, the Egyptian Goddess of Maternity, Sir D Y Cameron, 1940s, (Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists) ...
Royal Institution of Great Britain.
Du Pont, Henry Francis, 1880-1969
Curator of the Henry Francis du Pont Winterthur Museum; Winterthur, Delaware. From the description of Henry F. Du Pont interview, 1962 Apr. 11. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122502900 Henry Francis du Pont was born at Winterthur, Del., on May 27, 1880, the son of Henry Algernon du Pont and the great-grandson of E. I. du Pont, the founder of the Du Pont Company. He was a director of E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company from 1915 until his death in 1969, and a member of its ...
Clark, Charles W. 1871-1933,
New York Public Library
The New York Pubic Library purchased Arthur A. Schomburg's collection of books, pamphlets, prints and photographs in 1926 with funds from the Carnegie Corporation and housed at the 135th Street Branch Library of The New York Public Library. L. Hollingsworth Wood was appointed in 1925 by the Board of Trustees of The New York Public Library to purchase and provide guidelines for the Schomburg Collection of Negro Literature. Members of the Advisory Committee of the Arthur A. Schomburg Collection, i...
Coolidge, Calvin, 1872-1933
Epithet: president of the United States British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000497.0x00001d Calvin Coolidge's son John married John Trumbull's daughter Florence. From the description of Letter, 1931 March 16, Northampton, Mass., to John H. Trumbull, Plainville, Conn. (Hartford Public Library). WorldCat record id: 25622017 For information on Pres. Coolidge, see an encyclopedia. No information is...
Asquith, Cynthia, Lady, 1887-1960
Author of biographies, novels, short stories, and plays. Compiler of anthologies of ghost stories and children's tales. Private secretary to author J.M. Barrie during World War I. From the description of Cynthia Asquith correspondence, 1927-1955. (Texas Woman's University Library). WorldCat record id: 9628027 Novelist. Compiled a number of anthologies of short stories and children's tales, and acted as private secretary to Sir James Matthew Barrie. ...
Gratz College (Philadelphia, Pa.)
Henry Stevens, Son & Stiles.
McCutcheon, George Barr, 1886-1928,
Dunand, Jean, 1877-1942
Lewis, W. S. 1895-1979,
Masters, Edgar Lee, 1868-1950
Edgar Lee Masters was an American poet, novelist, biographer, and essayist. From the description of Edgar Lee Masters collection of papers, 1919-1949. (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 86164224 From the guide to the Edgar Lee Masters collection of papers, 1919-1949, (The New York Public Library. Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American Literature.) Masters was an Illinois poet best known for the Spoon River Anthology. F...
Wells, Gabriel, 1862-1946
Richard Harris Barham was an English novelist, literary and drama critic, lecturer, and short-story writer. He wrote under the pseudonym Thomas Ingoldsby. From the guide to the Richard Harris Barham collection of papers, 1798?]-1930, 1827?-1845, (The New York Public Library. Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American Literature.) ...
Barrett, Clifton Waller, 1901-1991
Bibliophile. From the description of Photoprints of Barrett's personal library in New York City [manuscript], ca. 1955. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647805897 Rare book collector. From the description of Letter: 1981 June 1, [manuscript]. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647826922 From the description of Notebook [manuscript], 1940. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647810688 From the description of Addr...
Rosenwald, Lessing J. Lessing Julius 1891-1979
Collector, patron. From the description of Lessing J. Rosenwald interview, 1970 Aug. 18. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 80812816 Background: Rosenwald acquired photographs of each woodcut in 21 copies of the Strassburg 1496 Terence (Goff T-94), compared them, and documented the variants. His article analysing the production of Grüninger's Terence was never completed. Rosenwald sought the advice of Rudolf Hirsch, whose three pages of comments accompany the material. ...
United States Naval Academy
Taffinder was born on March 18, 1884, graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1906, attained the rank of Vice Admiral, retired from the Navy in 1947, and died in 1965. From the description of Diploma, June 14, 1906. (Naval War College). WorldCat record id: 704931343 Founded in 1845, the United States Naval Academy trains students in a four-year Officer Development Program, preparing them for assignments as midshipmen after graduation. The courses focus on moral...
Wroth, Lawrence C. (Lawrence Counselman), 1884-1970
Wilson, Carroll A. (Carroll Atwood), 1886-1947