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© President and Fellows of Harvard College
Location: Harvard Depository
Call No.: MS Am 2544
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Keller, Carl Tilden, 1872-1955.
Title: Carl Tilden Keller papers,
Quantity: 1 collection (.5 linear feet (1 box)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English, Spanish, and Chinese.
Abstract: Correspondence and other papers of American book collector, Carl Tilden Keller.
- Carl Tilden Keller collection concerning Sir Aurel Stein (bMS Am 2532).
- Collection of newspaper clippings and periodical articles relating to Cervantes mostly by or about the Cervantists Carl T. Keller ... [and others] ... (*SC6 C3375 Zzx).
Carl Tilden Keller (1872-1955) was a Harvard College graduate (AB 1894), an accountant, partner with Lybrand, Ross Bros. & Montgomery in Boston, and a book collector. In 1898 he married Marian Mandell Keller (d.1954). He was a vice chairman and trustee of the Harvard Yenching Institute. As a collector of rare materials, Keller was especially known for collecting rare editions of Cervantes' Don Quixote and for attempting to obtain translations of Don Quixote in all major languages of the world. Keller was a friend and supporter of Sir (Marc) Aurel Stein (1862-1943), a Hungarian born, British archaeologist, explorer, and geographer.
Arranged into the following series:
- I. Correspondence
- II. Subject files
Papers are primarily correspondence but also include a few printed items, compositions, photographs, and notes by Keller. Content deals with Keller's pursuit of collecting rare editions of Cervantes' Don Quixote, as well as translations into all languages. Collection also includes much correspondence with his friend, explorer Sir Aurel Stein.
This collection is shelved offsite at the Harvard Depository. See access restrictions below for additional information.