Manuscript collection, 1621-1949, [ca. 1700-1850] (bulk).

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Grolier Club. Manuscript collection, 1621-1949, [ca. 1700-1850] (bulk).

Manuscript collection, 1621-1949, [ca. 1700-1850] (bulk).

Correspondence, bills, accounts, invoices, legal documents, and lists of books, largely 18th to early 19th century. These record the business dealings primarily of booksellers and publishers, but also of book collectors, bookbinders, book auctioneers, printers, writers, and other book artists and tradesmen in England and the United States primarily, a few are in France or Italy. These include Thomas Jefferson (1795, a letter to his Paris bookseller, M. Froullʹe); Isaiah Thomas; Valentine Nutter; John Dunton; Jacques Truain (bill for books sold and bound by Truain, 1735-1736, for Elisabeth Charlotte d'Orlʹeans, duchess of Lorraine); Thomas Frognall Dibdin; Stanley Morison; Roger Warne; William Morris; John Starkey; William Upcott; Antonio Marsand; James Bettenham; David Hall (partner of Benjamin Franklin in Franklin and Hall); John Hughs; George Nicol ("Bookseller to His Majesty," fl. 1773-1790); and others. A few miscellaneous manuscripts not having to do with books include a marriage contract, 1661, signed by Jules Cardinal Mazarin, and a letter by Marianne Moore, 1949, to G.L. McKay.

.8 cubic ft.

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Hall, David, 1714-1772

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David Hall was a Philadelphia printer and bookseller. He came to America in 1743, as a journeyman in Benjamin Franklin's shop. He was Franklin's partner, 1748-1766, and carried on the business as Hall and Seller's after Franklin sold his interest in 1766. From the description of Papers, 1745-1822. (American Philosophical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 122440321 Printer and publisher, of Philadelphia, Pa. From the description of Account book, 1767. (Unknown...

Grolier Club

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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...

Bettenham, James, -1774

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Dibdin, Thomas Frognall, 1776-1847

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Thomas Frognall Dibdin was born in Calcutta, and orphaned at a young age; he was raised by relatives in England, and educated at Oxford. He trained to practice law, but took holy orders instead. Throughout his enigmatic and somewhat controversial life as an author, librarian, bibliographer, and bibliophile, Dibdin contributed significantly to revitalizing the popularity of books on England. He wrote poetry, and essays celebrating books, but was best known for his numerous bibliographies, which w...

Marsand, Antonio, 1765-1842

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Epithet: Abate British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000001192.0x0002b3 Italian author and bibliographer. From the description of Letter : Milan, to Antoine Augustin Renouard, Paris, 1810 Oct 24. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122592391 Professor at the Università di Padova, author or editor of many works by or about Petrarch. From the description of Pensieri filosofici, morali, e relig...

McKay, G. L. (George Lewis), 1858-1928

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Hughs, John, 1703-1771

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Orlʹeans, Elisabeth-Charlotte, duchesse d', 1676-1744.

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Starkey, John

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Epithet: of Add MS 37887 British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000245.0x000214 ...

Thomas, Isaiah, 1749-1831

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Thomas was a New England printer and bookseller who strongly supported the American Revolution. He was also a founder of the American Antiquarian Society in Worcester, Massachusetts. From the description of ALS: Worcester [Massachusetts], to Mr. Bress, 1795 Aug. 20. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 86160118 Caleb Alexander was born in 1755 in Northfield, Massachusetts, a town founded by his grandfather. He attended Dartmouth, Yale, and Brown Universities, receiving degrees fro...

Warne, Roger W. (Roger William)

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Dunton, John, 1659-1733

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English stationer and bookseller. After serving his apprenticeship, Dunton started his own bookselling business in London around 1684; he went to New England the next year, returning in 1686. He then opened a new bookshop in London and later sold books in Dublin. Dunton was himself the author of satires and political pamphlets as well as his Life and errors of John Dunton (1705). From the description of Receipt for loan from Thomas Jones, 1684 June 10. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: ...

Morison, Stanley, 1889-1967

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English typographer, author, and lecturer. From the description of Letter, 1958. (Ohio University). WorldCat record id: 13048845 British printer, typographer and writer. From the description of Letter, 1939. (Getty Research Institute). WorldCat record id: 78489119 English typographer and author. From the description of Autograph letter signed with initials : London, to Holbrook Jackson, 1923 Jan. 7. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270613086 ...

Upcott, William, 1779-1845

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Epithet: of Collumpton British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000506.0x000155 Upcott was a British antiquarian and collector. From the description of Johnsoniana, or supplement to Boswell : scrapbook, ca.1750-1836. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 77584551 From the guide to the William Upcott scrapbook of Johnsoniana, or supplement to Boswell, ca.1750-1836., (Houghton Library, Harvard Col...

Froullʹe, Jacques Franc̜ois.

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Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826

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Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826) was an American statesman and third president of the United States. From the description of Thomas Jefferson letter, 1809. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 367818629 Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826) was the third president of the United States, born in Goochland (now Albemarle County), Virginia. He was a member of the Virginia House of Burgesses from 1769 to 1775, and with R. H. Lee and Patrick Henry initiated the inter-colonial committee of correspond...

Mazarin, Jules, 1602-1661

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Italian by birth, Cardinal Mazarin became a French citizen in Apr. 1636, served under Cardinal Richelieu and became First Minister of France upon Richelieu's death in Dec. 1642. He remained in this position until his death, serving as co-regent with Anne of Austria for Louis XIV until his majority. From the description of [Letter] 1646 oct. 21, Paris [to] Monsieur / Je. Card. Mazarini. (Smith College). WorldCat record id: 287166417 French cardinal and statesman. ...

Moore, Marianne, 1887-1972

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Poet, acting editor of The Dial magazine, 1925-1929. Born Marianne Craig Moore. From the description of Book manuscripts, 1935-1967. (Rosenbach Museum & Library). WorldCat record id: 122417395 From the description of Albums, [ca. 1905-1936]. (Rosenbach Museum & Library). WorldCat record id: 122524976 From the description of Family correspondence, 1848-1972, bulk 1905-1972. (Rosenbach Museum & Library). WorldCat record id: 122540617 From the desc...

Nutter, Valentine, 1741-1836

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Valentine Nutter was a bookbinder and bookseller. During 1775-1776 he bound over 250 sets of the Letters of Lord Chesterfield for bookseller Hugh Gaine. (The firm of Rivington and H. Gaine reprinted the four-volume edition published in London by Dodsley in 1774.) Hugh Gaine was a printerand editor in New York City who established as weekly publication, the Mercury, that supported the Loyalist cause during the American Revolution. After the war he was allowed to continue his bookselling business....

Truain, Jacques 16..-17.. libraire

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Jacque Truain was a bookseller and bookbinder of Nanc, France during the 18th century. From the description of Invoice for books and bindings supplied to Elisabeth-Charlotte, duchesse d'Orléans, 1735 Sept. 21-1736 Oct. 29. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122483597 ...

Morris, William, 1834-1896

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Socialist, artist, and poet of England. From the description of Papers of William Morris, circa 1888. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 71132209 William Morris (1834-1896) was a British socialist, poet, artist and architect, and a leading figure in the Arts and Craft movement. He founded the Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings, was a cofounder and leader of the Socialist League and financed its organ Commonweal. He also founded his own publishing company, the Kelmsc...

Nicol, Gordon

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Renowned Australian Arts and Craft illuminator. Originally from New Zealand where he studied at the Christchurch School of Art. From the description of Illuminated manuscript [manuscript]. [ca. 1920-1929] (Libraries Australia). WorldCat record id: 225771024 ...