Papers, 1894-[1908?].


Papers, 1894-[1908?].

Correspondence and other papers (1894-1908?) related to engraver Edwin French. Most of the material is his letters to J. Winfrid Spenceley, Boston engraver, and Charles Dexter Allen, author of several books about bookplates. Most of French's lettrs were written from Saranac Lake, N.Y. and concern his bookplate work, other engravers, and personal matters. Other items include an article about his bookplates written in German, a letter concerning the sale of a memorial volume created by his friends in his memory, one letter written by his wife Mary Brainerd Lowell to Allen in 1901, and an empty portfolio that has the personal bookplates of French, Allen, and Bella C. Landauer affixed to it as well as a portrait photograph, presumably of E.D. French.

ca. 175 items.




SNAC Resource ID: 7768647

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Allen, Charles Dexter, 1865-1926 (person)

Epithet: American bibliophile British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000564.0x0002e4 ...

French, Edwin Davis, 1851-1906 (person)

Engraver of New York City and Saranac Lake, New York; best known for his design and engraving of bookplates. From the description of Papers, 1894-[1908?]. (New York University). WorldCat record id: 58664306 Edwin Davis French (1851-1906) was an engraver of silver and copper, famous for the bookplates he designed and engraved. He was interested in artificial languages, especially Volapük and Esperanto, and was active in Volapük societies. From the guide to the Edw...

Spenceley, J. Winfred (Joseph Winfred), 1865-1908 (person)