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Collection Guide

This document describes a Manuscript Collection held by the

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Scope and Contents

With the exception of the last three folders, the bookplates collection is organized alphabetically, largely by family name or the name of an institution. More than one bookplate as well as copies of one and the same plate are indicated in brackets.

Claudia Pummer, July 2004

Box Contents List

Box 1

Folder 1

Adams, George Burton

Adams, Ruth

Adams, Walter

Adler, Hermine and Ija (Epicurean Library) [4 copies]

Aeschlimann, Ery

Alderman, Muriel [2 copies]

Alexander, Amy B. [2 copies]

The American Library Association


Anthony, Cornelia

Ariel, P.C.

Armour, George Allison

Armstrong Collin

Asmann, Edwin S.

Folder 2

Baanders, H.A.J.

Bailey, Louis Jonathan [7 different plates]

Baker, Edith M.

Balbi, Giorgio

Barnett, Percy Neville [2 different plates, 3 copies]

Bates, Albert C. and Alice C.

Bates, E. A.

Battalion 3, F. Hb.R. 46

Beecher, (H.A.?)

Beers, Amy

Belasco, David

Bell, Foster Ellen

Belmont, Oliver

Folder 3

Bernheim, A.C.

Bernheim, Julius C. and Emily S. [2 copies]

Bigelow, Elizabeth Tallant

Bindley, John

Birrell, Augustine [2 different plates]

Bisbal, Victori

Bixby, W.K.

Black, Carrie Nelson and Samuel Luccock

Bliss, Catherine Anita

Bonacossi, Vittoria Alessandro Contini

Boreham, E.G. [2 different plates]

Bradford, June

Brainerd, Helen Elvira

Brainerd, Ira Hutchinson

Bramanti, B.

Bramanti, Donato

The Earl of Bread'albane

Breghot du Lut, F.

Brewer, William A.

The British Council [2 different plates]

Brown, Clyde Stephen and Lilyan Kendall

Brown, Georgette


Burnham, Guy M.

Burnham, William Henry and Katharine French [2 copies]

Buxton, Alethea Constance Dorothy

Byers, Alexander M.

Folder 4

Cano, Manuel

Carnegie, Andrew

Carson, Jean Stoddard

Carter, Lillian W.

Carver, Maretta Vernon

Caulfield, Richard

Chandler, Gardiner

Chase, W. H. [4 copies]

Cheever, L.O.

Cheney, John Turner

Chew, Beverly

Church, Sarah Heyliger

Cismon, Conte di Val

Clapp, John Bouve

Clark University [2 copies]

Clement, Clara Erskine

Clobery, R. Glynn

Cole, Robert Williams

Columbia University (Barnard College, Annie Nathan Meyer Drama Library)

Columbia University (School of Architecture, Ware Memorial Library)

Columbia University (Stephen Whitney Phoenix)

Coons, Lee M. [2 copies]

Coppini, Alberto

Corey, George Henry

Corrigan, W. Edward

Cushing, Harvey [name written in pencil]

Folder 5

D'Alloro, Foglie

Dana, Charles L. [2 different plates, but same motive]

Davis ("Graceland")

Davis, Millard

De Gruson

De Scrilli, Valentino

De Togores, Josep

De Vazeille, Randanne

De Vilhena, Joao Jardim

Diamond, Betsy

Diamond, Elizabeth

Diamond, Elizabeth Watson

Diamond, J.E.

Diamond, Jack

D'Ivori, Joan

Doane, Gilbert H. [2 different plates]


Downey, Mary E. [2 different plates]

Folder 6


Elin, Fae


Ellwanger, George H.

Emerson, George W. [4 copies]


Erickson, William Andrew

Evans, Clara Therese [2 different plates]

Ex Libris Society (ELS)

Folder 7

Fabbri, Mary and Ernesto

Fabregas, Josep[h] [2 different plates]

Fearing, Daniel

Feldblum, Adolph

Fenini, Mansueto

Ferrer, Joseph Costa

Ferrer i Valls, Sebastia

Fitzpatrick, George

Flinn, Robert Stanley

Follansbee, George Edward

Forrester, James

Forrester, William

Forti, Eugenio

Forster, Edward

Forster, George (Reverend) [2 copies]

Forster, John (Iohn) [2 copies]

Forster, R.M.E.

Forster, William John

Folder 8

Foster, ?

Foster, A.B.

Foster, Allen Evarts

Foster, Dwight

Foster, Edmund

Foster, Ellen Bell

Foster, Ingham [3 copies]

Foster, James [2 different plates]

Foster, John (William, Esquire; Right Honorable) [3 different plates, 1 copy]

Foster, John Frederick

Foster, John, Jr.

Foster, John Morrell [3 copies]

Folder 9

Foster, Joseph [3 different plates, 5 copies]

Foster, Mary F. [3 different plates, 6 copies]

Foster, May F. [4 different plates, 10 copies]

Folder 10

Foster, Philip Staveley

Foster, Robert H. [2 copies]

Foster, Robert Lionel [2 different plates, 3 copies]

Foster, Robert T. [2 copies]

Foster, Rober Thompson [3 different plates, 6 copies]

Foster, Roger

Folder 11

Foster, T. Henry [18 different plates, 50 copies]

Folder 12

Foster, Thomas

Foster, Thomas Campbell

Foster, W.H.T [2 different plates, 5 copies]

Foster, Walter K.

Foster, William [2 different plates]

Foster, William H.

Fowler, Alfred [2 different plates, 3 copies]

Fowler, Harry Alfred [2 different plates, 3 copies]

Franco e Mary

French, Edwin Davis

Furman, Dorothy

Box 2

Folder 13

Garland, Hamlin

Gatvillaro, J.

Gentile, Giovanni R.

Gerber, John C.

Gheri, Edoarda Enrico

Giugnola, Gustavo E.

Godard, George Seymour

Goldsmith, James A.

Goelet, Ogden [2 copies]

Graebel, Reverend Richard Paul

Graham, Wallace Belmont

Gray, Arthur Fairfield [3 different plates]

The Grolier Club

Groves, Charles J. [3 copies]

Guicciardini, Paolo

Folder 14

Hamershlag, Robert I.

Harding, Isabel and Lucien

Hardy, Thomas

Harvard College Library (Gift of Flora V. Livingston)

Harvard College Library (Kipling Collection, Gift of Flora V. Livingston

Harvard College Library (From the Collection of Books printed by Thomas B. Mosher; Gift of Oliver C. Sheehan)

Hayes, Violet

Hazelton, Roger

Hills, Harriette Elizabeth

Hine, William S.

Historical and Philosophical Society of Ohio (From the Income of the Elizabeth Haven Appleton Fund)

Historical and Philosophical Society of Ohio (Rufus King; Ex Legato Margaret Rives King)

Hoadley, Charles J. and George E.

Hofmayer, Stephen P.

Holbrook, John S.

Holman, Robert (2 copies)

Hooley, Ernest Terah

Hopkins, Francis (B.?) [7 copies]

Hopkins, Henry

Hopson, Ada M. [2 different plates]

Hopson, W.F. [3 different plates]

Hubbard, Elbert

Hutton, Laurence

Huxley, Aldous

Folder 15

Ibanez, Vicente Blasco

Indiana State Library

Inwright, Norman E.

Ireland, Sam

Jackman, Wilbur Samuel

Jackson, Charles

Jackson, Jonathan

Jones, Dan Burne [4 different plates, 6 copies]

Kearsley, R.M.

Kling, Flora Gardiner

Knight, Joseph

Kohlman, Rena Tucker

Kold, Gunnar

Krijgsman, A.

Kuiperz, E.J.

Folder 16

Lahey, Edwin A.

Lake Zurich Golf Club

Lambke, Audelle M. [4 copies]

Lance, Andrew Hasell

Landry, Stuart Omer

Lauck, Gerold McKee

Lawrence, Emily Hoe

Lee, Georgia Medora

Leek, Marjorie H.

Lefferts, Marshall Clifford

Leikind, Morris C.

Lemperly, Paul

Leverhulme, Baron

Lewis, George R. [3 copies]

The Library of Congress [2 copies]

The Library of the White House (A Gift to the Nation from the American Booksellers, 1934)

Lloyd, Mary Eleanor

Lockwood, Helen Virginia

Loebl, Jerrold [2 copies]

Lord, Janet Hay

Lori, Mario

Luigi e Paola

Lundman, Alma Tress

Folder 17

Mackay, Katherine

Mabie, Hamilton Wright

Malcolm, Herbert Lawrence and Helen Parsons

Mantero, Gianni [2 copies]



Marshall, Frank Evans [2 different plates, 7 copies]


Masonic Library Cedar Rapids, Iowa (Theodore S. Parvin, Founder)

Mathews, Hope Knight

McClure, Roy Don Aldson

McClelland, John M. Jr

Folder 18

McConnell, John W.

McKee, Thomas Jefferson

McPeak, Ival

Merman, Solange

Merrow, Paul Gurley

Messenger, Zora Belle [2 copies]

Michalon, J. M.

Migliorini, Carlo

Milligan, Blanche

Mitchell, Weir

Moceo, Marie e Benny

Monsalud? , Joseph


Montgomery, Clare [2 copies]

Morrell's [5 copies]

Mosenfelder, J. Alroy

Mosher, Thomas B.

Folder 19

Neasham, Ruth W.

Neltner, John C.

Neuville, Rene

New Haven Colony Historical Society

New York Life Insurance Company

Newton, A. Edward

Niccoli, Alfredo

Northwestern University (The Joseph Schaffner Library)

O.B. Nelson Post No.3 American Legion

O'Conner, Icey

Ohio State University (The Edward Orton Memorial Library of Geology)

Oliva, Victor

Osborne, Thomas Mott and Agnes Devens

Ouwejan, Remmet Jacobus

Folder 20


Pasquali, Georgi

Paxton, William McGregor

Pennyman, James Worsley

Perring, Colonel Sir John

Platt, Isaac Hull [2 copies]

Platt, Grege Johannis

Pond, Mabel Dickinson

Pratt, Joseph H.

Prescott, Winward

Preston, Howard Willis

Prideaux, Colonel William Francis

Princeton University Library [5 copies]

Purdy, Harold and Gertrude

Folder 21

The Queens Borough Public Library [3 different plates]

Rault, Auguste

Remey, Charles Mason

Rice, William

Roberts, Newton W.

Robinson, Bernard B.

Rodolfo e Michela

Rowfant Club

Saar, Josef


Salice, G.



Sanford, May

San. Giorgio [2 copies]

Savage, Lyndall

Sclavo (Siena)

Scott, James Martin

Scripps College (The Ella Strong Denison Library)

Sculp, V. Devincenti

Sedgwick, Robert

Shaffer, Harry G.

Shawgay, Sheila Singer

Folder 22

Sheean, Oliver Clement [6 different plates, 8 copies]

Sherwin, Henry A.

Sigales, Bartomeu [4 different plates]


Folder 23

Simmons, Gina and Will

Singer, Hanna

Skallerup, Harry R.

Smith, Harry Bache

Smith, Margaret Pollard

Social Law Library Boston

Society of Colonial Wars (in the State of New York)

Spenceley, Major Frederick

Starrett, Vincent [2 different plates]

State University of New Jersey - College for Women

Stauffer, Bob

Stearns, C.A.

Steckel, Edith A. [2 different plates]

Steckel, W.J. and B.H.


Strange, Michael

Strozzino, Lo

Summer, Samuel N.

Folder 24

Taft, Henry W.

Tapley, H.F. [2 copies]

Tarkington, N.B.

Taylor, Chas [2 copies; 1 color, one b/w]

Taylor, Helen M.

Terry, Roderick [2 copies]

Thomas, Isaac Rand

Thompson, James Henry

The Thompson Library

Tillmann, Frederick

Toedteberg, Emma

Townsend, Charles Cooper

Townsend, J. Barton

Treffinger, Elizabeth

Folder 25

University of Notre Dame Library

University of Wisconsin - Library of the College of Agriculture (Stephen M. Babcock Funds)

U.S. Naval Air Station Ottumwa, Iowa (Presented by Mrs. T.H. Foster)

Van Alen, Mrs. J. Laurens



Vila i Pujol, Montserrat

Viner, George Heath [2 copies]

Volkmar, Fritz

Von Cles, Ferdinand

Folder 26

Wake Forest College (in memory of Hubert Evans)

War Service Library

Wells, Carolyn

The Western Reserve Historical Society (Collection of William P. Palmer)

Wickenburg Public Library (Gift by Mr. & Mrs. T. Heny Foster) [2 copies]

Wilkens, Charles

Wilkerson, Mildred B. [2 copies]

Williams, Frederick Wells

Winchell, Alverd W., M.D.

Winthrop, Henry W.

Wolseley, General Viscount of Wolseley County of Stafford and Baron Wolseley of Cairo

Wood, Collingwood Lindsay

Woodbury, John Page

Yale University Library

Folder 27



B. R.

C.H.S. [2 copies]



Folder 28

FAMILY CRESTS / MOTTOS (without a family name)

"Actorum Memores Simul Affectamus Agenda"

"In terra pax"

"Malo Mori Quam Foedari"

"Si Fractus Fortis"

"If you've borrowerd this book ..." [rhyme]

Folder 29



Folder 30


Letters and Papers of T. Henry Foster concerning his bookplate collection.

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