MS Typ 1128
Field, William B. Osgood. William B. Osgood Field papers for Ernest Griset on my shelves,
circa 1932-1937: Guide.
Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138 USA
© President and Fellows of Harvard College
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,
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.
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;
Processed by: Bonnie B. Salt
William B. Osgood Field Papers for Ernest Griset on My Shelves, circa 1932-1937 (MS Typ 1128 ). Houghton Library, Harvard University.
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.
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
Source: Finding aid for the William B. Osgood Field Papers, Manuscripts and Archives
Division, The New York Public Library.
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.
Collection materials are in English.
- (1). Chronological list of books illustrated by Griset : autograph manuscript card file and notes, 1934. 2 folders (folder 2 is pack of cards).Folder 2 shelved at end of collection.
3 x 5 cards, in date order, 1866-1919. This group includes note: "They are all included
in the chron. cards on his life from which the chronology in book was compiled.
- (3). Chronology of the life of Ernest Henry Griset : typescript carbon with autograph manuscript
annotations, 1934. 1 folders
- (6). Index to Griset book : autograph manuscript card file, ca. 1934. 1 group of cards in 2 packets.Shelved at end of collection.
3 x 5 cards, A-Z.
- (7). Note by Jane Quinby concerning these papers : autograph manuscript, 1934 August. 1 folders
Text written on top of a cardboard box used as container for transport: "Original
corrected collations with carbon copy from which final copy for printing was made.
Hold only for possible ref till book printed then destroy. Aug. 1934. J. Q. With extra
copy of chronology."
- (8). Notes by Jane Quinby for Mr. Field : typescript, 1932 August 31. 1 folders
List of things that "would be helpful in discovering further about Henry Ernest Griset."
- (9). Pipe : clay, undated. 1 foldersShelved at end of collection.
This tobacco pipe, made of white clay, was found at the end of the index card file.
One side of the pipe bowl is decorated with a starfish?, the other side has a lyre.
- (10). Wiegand, Willy, 1884-1961. Letters and page proofs sent to William B. Osgood Field, 1937. 1 volume and 1 folder.
Includes letters concerning the printing of the Griset volume by the Bremer Presse and a bound set of corrected page proofs with spine title: Ernest Griset on my shelves / W.B. Osgood Field.