Autograph letter signed : Cambridge, to Henry Watson Kent, 1918 Apr. 16.
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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...
Grace Norton (1834-1926) was born in Cambridge, Massachusetts, the daughter of Andrew Norton and Catherine Eliot Norton, and the sister of American author and Harvard professor, Charles Eliot Norton. She was privately educated in Cambridge, and developed a great love for the literature of France, especially that of the French essayist, Montaigne. Norton became a Montaigne expert, translating, writing, and lecturing on his works, as well as those of other French authors. Many of her articles appe...
Indiana-born American book designer for the Riverside Press. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Danbury, Conn., to Mary Herrick f the Boston University Library, 1950 Oct. 10. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270865113 Bruce Rogers (1870-1957), American typographer and book designer. From the description of Photoengravings used in The divine comedy of Dante Alighieri, 1955. (RIT Library). WorldCat record id: 435687901 From the description of ...
Henry Watson Kent served as the first professional librarian of the Grolier Club from 1903 to 1906 and originated its classification scheme. He continued to serve the Club during the following decades through its Library, Publications and House committees, and its Council. From 1906 until his retirement in 1940 Kent was Secretary of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. From the description of What I am pleased to call my education : typescript, 1948 / by Henry Watson Kent...