Scope and arrangement
The collection; Brownrigg, Colonial Latin American Manuscripts and Transcripts in the Obadiah Rich Collection, x-xviii; DAB VII, 549; Stevens, Recollections of James Lenox, 85-86.
The Rich Provenance Collection includes negative photostats of letters and accounts, original printed catalogs, and a photostat of an annotated catalog. [$b] The letters are from Obadiah Rich to Henry Stevens, and they and the account statements relate to the sale of rare books and manuscripts to James Lenox, John Carter Brown, the British Museum, and others. The catalogs are of the Rich Collection of manuscripts as offered for sale. The catalog photostatted bears a library employee's transfers of James Lenox's manuscript annotations. The catalog with Lenox's original annotations, another with Appleton P. C. Griffin's notes, and a third with Wilberforce Eames' are in NYPL's rare book division, location *KAY.
Two series: I. Letters and Accounts; II. Catalogs