Simmons & Waters Collection of Bookplates
Scope and Contents
This is a collection of eighteenth- and nineteenth-century bookplates, mostly European and armorial in style. The bookplates are all mounted on cards measuring 6 x 4.5 inches. Many of the mounts are inscribed with a number in the upper left on recto. A few of the bookplates have additional inscriptions or annotations.
- circa 1704-1898
Language of Materials
In English and German.
Conditions Governing Access
The materials are open for research.
Conditions Governing Use
Copyright has not been transferred to Yale University.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
The collection was purchased from Simmons & Waters, secondhand book and print dealers in England, in 1959.
Organized into three series: I. Bookplates – Individuals. II. Bookplates – Institutions. III. Ephemera.
Bookplates are arranged alphabetically within each series.
1.25 Linear Feet (3 boxes)
This is a collection of eighteenth- and nineteenth-century bookplates, mostly European and armorial in style.
- Preliminary Guide to the Simmons & Waters Collection of Bookplates
- Compiled by Molly E. Dotson
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description note
- Finding aid written in English.