Found 12 collections related to Book collecting

Balmanno, Robert, 1780-1861
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 190
.08 linear feet (1 folder)
Robert Balmanno was an author and collector of engravings and autographs. He moved from London where he was editor of the London Literary Gazette to New York where he founded the New York Shakespeare Society. Collection consists of letters from... more
Graham, W. B. (Walter B.), b. 1878
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 1192
.5 linear feet (2 boxes)
Walter B. Graham (b. 1878) was editor of the Patent and Trade Mark Review in New York City. Collection consists of papers relating to Graham's collection of books on economics, the dance and other subjects; Graham's translation work for his... more
Hale, Edward Everett, 1822-1909
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 4431
.1 linear feet (1 folder)
A small quantity of letters, notes, calling cards, autographs, and other items from American author, historian and Unitarian clergyman Edward Everett Hale. Several letters are to New York Public Library Director John Shaw Billings, and relate to... more
Emmet, Thomas Addis, 1828-1919
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 4368
.1 linear feet (1 folder)
Dr. Thomas Addis Emmet (1828-1919) was a renowned surgeon and early collector of American manuscripts of the revolutionary era. His collection was purchased by John S. Kennedy and presented to The New York Public Library in 1896. Emmet's papers... more
Holte, Clarence L., 1909-1993
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 718
4 linear feet (2 record cartons, 12 card file boxes)
The Clarence L. Holte Papers reflect Holte's desire to educate people about black history and culture, and his attempts to assist with the economic development of Nigeria, Ghana and Liberia through the advertising company he represented.
Sargent, George H. (George Henry), 1867-1931
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 2677
5 linear feet (14 boxes)
George Henry Sargent (1867-1931), American bibliographer and journalist, was associated with the Boston Evening Transcript from 1895 until 1931. He wrote books and articles on bibliography and a column, The Bibliographer, about rare books.... more
Eames, Wilberforce, 1855-1937
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 878
90.5 linear feet (113 boxes)
Collection consists of materials reflecting Eames's interests and scholarly achievements in the fields of bibliography and librarianship. Correspondence, 1866-1937, includes both business and personal correspondence, mostly incoming, with... more
Pynson Printers
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 2510
10 linear feet (32 boxes)
Pynson Printers, founded in 1922 in New York by typographer Elmer Adler, was a private press that produced many limited edition books. In 1930 Adler began publishing The Colophon, a quarterly for book collectors. Both Pynson Printers and The... more
Hellman, George S. (George Sidney), 1878-1958
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 1376
24 linear feet (50 boxes, 17 v.)
George Sidney Hellman (1878-1958), American author and editor, was a rare book, manuscript and art dealer and collector in New York City. He amassed collections of his own and helped secure major acquisitions for the Pierpont Morgan Library. He... more
Johnson, Merle De Vore, 1874-1935
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 1574
2.1 linear feet (5 boxes)
Merle De Vore Johnson (1874-1935) was an American bibliographer and book collector, as well as a cartoonist and illustrator. He compiled bibliographies on Mark Twain, James Branch Cabell and American first editions, and collected books and... more
Rich, O. (Obadiah), 1777-1850
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 2568
.5 linear feet (1 box, 2 v.)
Obadiah Rich (1783?-1850) was an American book dealer who dealt extensively in Americana. In 1844 he bought Henri Ternaux de Compans's collection of American early printed books and manuscripts, then sold it through Henry Stevens to James Lenox in... more
Lenox Library
New York Public Library Archives | MssArc RG2 4856
NYPL Archives Record Group 2 consists of the records of the Lenox Library, a non-circulating research library founded by James Lenox (1800-1880) in New York City in 1870. In 1895 the Lenox Library was consolidated with the Astor Library and the... more
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