Records of the curator, 1910-1944.


Records of the curator, 1910-1944.

Correspondence, invoices, receipts and miscellaneous papers documenting the activities of the curator. The curators' files provide an overview of the Club's activities and its methods of operation. The files of curator Joseph Morton include his record book of the food and drink (with costs) served at all Grolier Club functions between 1901 and 1911. The William Billings material includes a file of autograph letters signed from artist and Club member Joseph Pennell. Among George McKay's correspondents were: Frederick B. Adams, Edwin Bechtel, Douglas McMurtrie Frederick Pottle, and Spencer Van B. Nichols, as well as such organizations as the American Institute of Graphic Arts and the Bibliographical Society of America. Among the files relating to dinners given at the Club is material documenting those for Howard Mansfield (1928) and Paul A. Bennett (1953). Also: a small amount of material relating to the Hroswitha Club.

10 boxes (3.5 linear ft.)


SNAC Resource ID: 8233102

Grolier Club

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Nichols, Spencer Van B., d.1947 (person)

Spencer Van B. Nichols was a Grolier Club member from 1919 until his death in 1947. He also collected English novelist Anthony Trollope. From the description of Spencer Van B. Nichols bookplate collection, ca. 1700-1947. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122343540 ...

Adams, Frederick B. (Frederick Baldwin), 1910-2001 (person)

Frederick B. Adams was director of the Pierpont Morgan Library. From the description of Correspondence : with Carl Zigrosser, 1948-1964. (University of Pennsylvania Library). WorldCat record id: 155902633 Noted collector, scholar and friend of Robert Frost. From the description of Introduction of Robert Frost at the Poetry Center, 1962 April 15. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 50420452 ...

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