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Liebert, Herman W.

 Person

Dates

  • Existence: 1911 - 1994

Herman Wardwell ("Fritz") Liebert, Yale Class of 1933, was a bibliophile, literary scholar and collector, the author of several works about Samuel Johnson, and the first Librarian of The Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library. Many of the literary and historical manuscripts he acquired personally over the years he eventually gave to the Yale Library. During his tenure as Librarian of The Beinecke Library (1963-1972), he also was actively involved in the direct acquisition of materials for the library's collections.

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

EXTRA-ILLUSTRATIONS IN SAMUEL JOHNSON, LETTERS TO AND FROM THE LATE SAMUEL JOHNSON... (London: A. Strahan and T. Cadell, 1788)

 Collection
Call Number: GEN MSS VOL 421
Overview: Extra-illustrations in Letters to and from the Late Samuel Johnson... are tipped in throughout the two volumes. The extra-illustrations include letters, engraved portraits, a few tickets and other ephemera, and numerous clippings and manuscript notes by William Dorset Fellowes. They span the years ca. 1746-1847.
Dates: circa 1746-1847

Herman W. Liebert manuscript collection

 Collection
Call Number: GEN MSS 237
Overview: The Liebert Autograph Collection contains chiefly British (as well as other European and American) historical and literary manuscripts and autographs, including items by James Boswell, Jr., Sir Joseph Banks, Marie Corelli, Eugene V. Debs, Camille Pissarro, Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Thomas Henry Huxley, Samuel Johnson, Ouida, and Alfred Tennyson. The Liebert Correspondence consists of letters written to Liebert by Ian Fleming, Beverly Nichols, John Cowper Powys, and Thornton Wilder.
Dates: 1604-1987