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A. Nees & Co. decorative paper sample books

 Collection
Call Number: GEN MSS 1465

Scope and Contents

Nineteen volumes containing circa 44,000 undated samples of decorative papers manufactured by A. Nees & Co., circa 1865-circa 1930, most circa 1880-1914. Volumes contain small samples of marbled, embossed, coated, and other colored and printed papers affixed to pages within printed borders. Samples are identified by numbers in manuscript annotations or printed labels, some also citing paper names or manufacturing techniques. Volumes contain varying samples, with some overlapping content.

Dates

  • circa 1865-circa 1930
  • Majority of material found within circa 1880-circa 1914

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

The materials are open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

The A. Nees & Co. Ddecorative Paper Sample Books are the physical property of the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University. Literary rights, including copyright, belong to the authors or their legal heirs and assigns. For further information, consult the appropriate curator.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Boxes 1-12 and 14-19: Purchased from Antiquariat Banzhaf on the Gift of Frank H. Sommer, Class of 1944, Fund, 2016.

Box 139: Purchased from Susanne Schulz-Falster Rare Books on the Gift of Frank H. Sommer, Class of 1944, Fund, 2017.

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically.

Extent

4.5 Linear Feet (19 boxes)

Language of Materials

English

Catalog Record

A record for this collection is available in Orbis, the Yale University Library catalog

Persistent URL

http://hdl.handle.net/10079/fa/beinecke.nees

Overview

Nineteen volumes containing circa 44,000 undated samples of decorative papers manufactured by A. Nees & Co., circa 1865-circa 1930, most circa 1880-1914. Voumes contain small samples of marbled, embossed, coated, and other colored and printed papers affixed to pages within printed borders. Samples are identified by numbers in manuscript annotations or printed labels, some also citing paper names or manufacturing techniques. Volumes contain varying samples, with some overlapping content.

Biographical / Historical

A. Nees & Co., Aschaffenburg, Germany, a manufacturer of decorated papers, was founded in 1862 by brothers Albert Nees (1836-1874) and Theodor Nees. In 1866 A. Nees & Co. invented Cambricpapier, a colored paper coated with shellac.
Title
Guide to the A. Nees & Co. decorative paper sample books
Status
Completed
Author
Karen Spicher
Date
2017 December
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

Part of the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library Repository

Contact:
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Location

121 Wall Street
New Haven, CT 06511

Opening Hours

Access Information

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