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MS Am 1096

Mosher, Thomas Bird, 1852-1923. Thomas Bird Mosher papers: Guide.

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Descriptive Summary

Location: b
Call No.: MS Am 1096
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Mosher, Thomas Bird, 1852-1923.
Title: Thomas Bird Mosher papers,
Date(s): 1890-1939 (inclusive) 1895-1924 (bulk).
Quantity: 1 collection (9 boxes (3 linear ft.)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Abstract: Correspondence of the American publisher Thomas Bird Mosher.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

*47M-359. Gift of Oliver C. Sheean; received: 1948.

Conditions Governing Access:

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material.

Preferred Citation for Publication:

Thomas Bird Mosher Papers (MS Am 1096). Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Biographical / Historical

Mosher was a publisher of inexpensive but well-printed books devoted to belles lettres in Portland, Maine. Many of these were reprints of English authors and caused him to be the subject of some controversy over piracy. He also edited and published The Bibelot (1895-1915), a monthly magazine reprinting "poetry and prose from scarce editions and sources not generally known."


Organized into the following series:

Scope and Contents

Chiefly letters to Mosher, together with some copies of outgoing letters. Correspondents include Gordon Bottomley, Richard Burton, Charles Joseph Finger, Jeannette L. Gilder, Mitchell Kennerley, Lizette Woodworth Reese, and Charles Hanson Towne. Includes clippings and letters relating to the piracy controversy; and clippings and letters concerning the mock Italian opera Il Pesceballo by Francis James Child and James Russell Lowell.

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