Subject Source: Art & Architecture ThesaurusScope Note: Volumes containing reproductions of correspondence, made directly from originals through a transfer process. Using a screw-powered letter press in conjunction with a press book, a bound volume of blank, tissue paper pages. Letters written in special copying ink were placed on a dampened page. The book was then closed and the mechanical press screwed down tightly, causing the ink to be transferred to the bound page.
Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:
G. & C. Merriam Company archive
Call Number: GEN MSS 370
Overview: The archive consists of correspondence, documents, writings, printed material, and photographs documenting the history of the G. & C. Merriam Company. The papers provide insight into the business practices of the nineteenth century publishing and bookselling trade, particularly in Massachusetts, and contain much material on lexicography, the development of American English, and the publishing history of Webster's Dictionary. Principal correspondents include Merriam Company editors Chauncey...
Dates: 1797-1978, bulk 1830-1892
Livingston family papers
Call Number: GEN MSS 680
Overview: The Livingston Family Papers spans the eighteenth through the twenty-first centuries, and represents six generations of descendants of John Livingston (1750-1822) of Oak Hill and their relatives by marriage in the Curran, Mulford, Hopkins, and Rogers families. The correspondence, legal and land records, photographs, diaries, scrapbooks, graphics, ephemera, and printed material chronicle the families' business and social lives, travels, interests, and investments. Also documented are their...
Dates: 1702-2003, bulk 1850-2003
George W. Wilbur family papers
Call Number: WA MSS S-1611
Overview: The George W. Wilbur Family Papers consist of correspondence, case files, financial papers, notebooks, documents, writings, diaries, maps, photographs, and printed material which document the life of George W. Wilbur and his family.
Dates: 1737-1954, bulk 1870-1931