Letters to Eleanor Elkins Widener from collectors and libraries : manuscript, 1914-1915.


Widener, Eleanor Elkins,. Letters to Eleanor Elkins Widener from collectors and libraries : manuscript, 1914-1915.

Letters to Eleanor Elkins Widener from collectors and libraries : manuscript, 1914-1915.

The letters acknowledge copies of A catalogue of the books and manuscripts of Robert Louis Stevenson in the library of the late Harry Elkins Widener, by A.S.W. Rosenbach.

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