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MS Typ 1128

Field, William B. Osgood. William B. Osgood Field papers for Ernest Griset on my shelves, circa 1932-1937: Guide.

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Descriptive Summary

Location: b
Call No.: MS Typ 1128
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Field, William B. Osgood.
Title: William B. Osgood Field papers for Ernest Griset on my shelves,
Date(s): 1932-1937.
Quantity: 1 collection (.5 linear feet (2 boxes)
Abstract: Papers compiled by American bibliophile William B. Osgood Field and his research associate Jane Quinby, for the projected publication Ernest Griset on my shelves.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

44WM-52. Deposited by William B. Osgood Field, Westfield, Lake Mohegan, New York; received: Spring 1944; Bequest, 1949.
51M-336. Transferred from printed books 48-1675: Gift of William B. Osgood Field, Lake Mohegan, Westchester County, New York, New York; received: 1944.

Processing Information:

Processed by: Bonnie B. Salt

Preferred Citation for Publication:

William B. Osgood Field Papers for Ernest Griset on My Shelves, circa 1932-1937 (MS Typ 1128 ). Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Related Materials

Additional materials relating to this proposed publication are held in the William B. Osgood Field Papers, Manuscripts and Archives Division, The New York Public Library.

Biographical / Historical

William B. Osgood Field (1870-1949) was an avid book collector and philanthropist. He wrote and published a number of books concerning his collecting interests, including Edward Lear on my shelves, John Leech on my shelves, and others. Field also collected illustrations by British illustrator Ernest Henry Griset (1844-1907). Between 1928-1934, Field and his assistant, Jane Quinby (1901- ), began a project for a book, Ernest Griset on my shelves. The printing process was begun with Willy Wiegand of the Bremer Presse, but it was never published.
Source: Finding aid for the William B. Osgood Field Papers, Manuscripts and Archives Division, The New York Public Library.

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically.

Scope and Contents

Various research materials for a book project that included a chronology of Ernest Henry Griset's life and a catalog of Field's collection of Griset's work. Book was to be titled Ernest Griset on my shelves. Some materials are in the hand of Field's research assistant, Jane Quinby, some by Field, and some unidentified others. Includes 1937 letters from Willy Wiegand (1884-1961) of the Bremer Presse, and bound corrected proof of book.
Includes autograph manuscript notes, letters, typescript drafts with autograph manuscript revisions, corrected proofs, card files, and a clay pipe.

General

Collection materials are in English.

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