Booksellers and bookselling
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject HeadingsScope Note: Here are entered works on the business of selling books. Works on the technique of selling books are entered under Selling--Books.
Found in 4 Collections and/or Records:
Call Number: MS 921
Overview: A large part of the papers consist of letters from Alvin J. Johnson, publisher in New York of bibles, atlases and encyclopedias, to Lewis W. Fairchild concerning the sale of books in Fairchild's territory. The remainder of the papers consists of letters and weekly reports on sales to Fairchild and Johnson from their agents and canvassers in Connecticut, Massachusetts and New York. Also included are Fairchild's personal bills (1884-1888). These papers were formerly known as the Alvin J. Johnson...
Call Number: MS 1236
Overview: The papers contain correspondence, memoranda, writings, photographs, and memorabilia, which document the career of John Farquhar Fulton as a neurophysiologist, medical historian, and bibliophile. The files also include personal and professional letters which reflect his involvement in organizations and projects including his work with the National Research Council, particularly in aviation medicine and in editing a medical history of World War II. Fulton's writings concern physiological and...
Dates: 1892-1988, bulk 1920-1960
Call Number: MS 691
Overview: Correspondence, memoranda, notes, and drawings record Herrick's work in astonomy and entomology, particularly his observations on the Aurora Borealis and the Hessian fly. Prominent scientists among his correspondents include Louis Agassiz, James D. Dana, Thaddeus William Harris, Elias Loomis, Lambert Adolphe Jacques Quetelet, William C. Redfield, Samuel H. Scudder, Benjamin Silliman, Benjamin Silliman Jr., and William Tully. His career as librarian of Yale College (1843-1858) is reflected in...
Call Number: MS 1077
Overview: Letters, bills, and receipts (mostly 1890-1910) to James Osborn Wright (d. 1920), importer and cataloger of fine prints and engravings; Robert Fridenberg; and others concerning orders for prints and engravings imported by the firm. Included also are some illustrative memorabilia, and an annotated catalogue.
Dates: 1859-1938, bulk 1890-1910