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Loring, Rosamond B. (Rosamond Bowditch), 1889-1950. Rosamond B. Loring collection of printed endpapers, 1900-1950: Guide.

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Descriptive Summary

Location: Lamont Map Room
Call No.: 52L-1001
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Loring, Rosamund B. (Rosamond Bowditch), 1889-1950.
Title: Rosamond B. Loring collection of printed endpapers,
Date(s): 1900-1950,
Date(s): (bulk) 1920-1941.
Quantity: 1 collection (34 linear feet (28 boxes [17 flat boxes, 11 portfolio boxes])
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Abstract: The collection consists chiefly of printed endpapers and a small group of book jackets collected by Rosamund B. Loring.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

52L-1001. Bequest of Rosamund B. Loring; received: 1952.

Processing Information:

Processed by: Alexis Dinniman with the assistance of Jennifer Lyons.

Conditions Governing Access:

Access requires the permission of the Curator of Printing and Graphic Arts.
Examination is by appointment with the Department of Printing and Graphic Arts.


Reproductions for publication must be ordered through Houghton Library from Harvard College Library Imaging Services. Permission to publish or distribute images of papers must be sought from the Department of Printing and Graphic Arts.

Preferred Citation for Publication:

Rosamond B. Loring Collection of Printed Endpapers, 1900-1950 (52L-1001): Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Related Materials

Loring's bequest to Houghton Library included her library of paper sample books, books about decorated paper, and books containing examples of decorated papers. These are classified as *52L-1 through *52L-713. Additional books and paper samples have been given by her family or purchased on a fund endowed in her name and are also classed under *52L.
This portion of the Rosamund Loring decorated paper collection that is, printed endpapers or endleaves from twentieth-century commercial editions, is cataloged separately from the largest portion of the decorated paper collection. This larger portion of decorated papers is cataloged as Rosamond B. Loring collection of decorated papers (*52L-1000).

Biographical / Historical

Rosamond Bowditch Loring (1889-1950) was a maker, collector, and historian of decorated papers. She was the author of Marbled papers (1933); Decorated book papers (1942; 2nd ed., with additional material, 1952; 4th ed., with additional material, 2007);"Colored Paste Papers", The New Colophon 2/5 (January 1949): 33-40; Marbled and Paste Papers: Rosamond Loring's Recipe Book [facsimile ed.] (2007).


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Scope and Contents

This collection consists of printed endpapers or endleaves which were removed by Rosamond B. Loring from twentieth century commercial editions. In addition, the collection also includes a few printed book jackets.
The endpapers attached to the pieces of cardbaord were mounted in this manner by Loring herself. The annotations in ink on the mounts are in her hand.

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