Correspondence, 1912-1915.


Correspondence, 1912-1915.

This collection of correspondence, which is arranged alphabetically, deals exclusively with Coffin's book dealership from 1912 to 1915. Coffin corresponded with many well-known book dealers and autograph dealers, including Walter Romeyn Benjamin (1854-1943), Patrick Kevin Foley (1856-1937), Harriette Merrifield Forbes (1856-1951), Charles Eliot Goodspeed (1867-1950), Stanislaus Vincent Henkels (1854-1926), and James Hilton Manning (1854-1925). The subjects of the letters include the buying and selling of rare books and manuscripts, autograph letters, early Italian Art Prints, miniatures, U.S. stamps, antique silver and plate, daguerreotypes, and etc. Copies of autograph letters being discussed are sometimes included.

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SNAC Resource ID: 6957415

American Antiquarian Society

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Foley, Patrick Kevin, 1856-1937 (person)

Patrick Kevin Foley (1856-1937) was born in Ireland and came to the United States in 1881. He started as a travelling book salesman and later became a general agent for subscription book houses. He developed into a bibliographical expert and a great antiquarian bookseller, starting in business in 1896. His knowledge of New England authors was considerable and in 1897 he published American Authors, 1795-1895. A Bibliography of First and Notable Editions Chronologically Arranged with Notes. Foley ...

Henkels, S. V. (Stanislaus Vincent), 1854-1926 (person)

Estate appraiser and auction commission merchant. From the description of Letters : Philadelphia, to William C. Sproul, Philadelphia, 1924 May 10 and 22. (Bryn Mawr College). WorldCat record id: 28823162 ...

Coffin, Edward Francis, 1873-1949 (person)

Edward Francis Coffin (1873-1949) was born in Nashua, N.H., and died in Worcester, Mass. He graduated from Wesleyan University in 1895 and joined his father's Worcester firm, E. W. Coffin Company, which sold store fixtures. Coffin was also a successful book dealer. He was Secretary of the Worcester Historical Society, and gave many pamphlets, rare books, and manuscripts to the American Antiquarian Society. From the description of Correspondence, 1912-1915. (Unknown). WorldCat record ...

Manning, James Hilton, 1854-1925 (person)

Author, Mayor of Albany, N.Y. Manning was the author of several articles on Albany's history. He was the son of Daniel Manning. U.S. Secretary of the Treasury during the Cleveland administration. From the description of Papers, 1885-1925. (New York State Library). WorldCat record id: 145407431 Mayor of Albany, N.Y., editor, and banker. From the description of Letter of James Hilton Manning, 1888. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79454749 ...

Benjamin, Walter Romeyn, 1854-1943 (person)

American author and historian. From the description of Letter, poems, and an evelope, 1914-1923. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 80684919 Walter Romeyn Benjamin was a New York dealer in rare books and manuscripts. He was editor of "The Collectors," a monthly magazine for autograph and historical collectors. From the description of Walter Romeyn Benjamin collection, 1823-1928. (Johns Hopkins University). WorldCat record id: 49301982 ...

Forbes, Harriette Merrifield, 1856-1951. (person)

Harriette Forbes was an author and historian from Worcester, Ma. Her husband was Judge William Trowbridge Forbes and her daughter, Esther Forbes, was a novelist. Forbes wrote New England Diaries, Orderly Books and Sea Journals, 1923, and Gravestones of Early New England and the Men Who Made Them, 1927. From the description of Glass plate negatives of New England gravestones, 1925-1939. (Winterthur Library). WorldCat record id: 122559240 Author of Gravestones of Early New Eng...

Goodspeed, Charles E. (Charles Eliot), 1867-1950 (person)

Charles E. Goodspeed was the founder of several bookstores in Boston and a dealer in rare books and manuscripts. Most of his writings were bibliographical, compiling A treasury of fishing stories and Nathaniel Hawthorne and the Museum of the Salem East India Marine Society, or, The gathering of a virtuoso's collection, both published in 1946. His autobiography, Yankee bookseller, published in 1937, gives a full picture of booksellers, collectors, and authors of his time. From the des...