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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Typ 777

William Bentinck-Smith papers

Papers concern the formation of a collection of type specimens deposited by William Bentinck-Smith in the Houghton Library.


  • 1941-1975

Language of Materials

Collection materials are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material.


.33 linear feet (1 box)

The papers mostly relate to the formation of a collection of type specimens deposited by Bentinck-Smith in Houghton Library in 1955. Correspondents include B.H. Breslauer, John Dreyfus, I.K. Fletcher, Ralph Green, W.A. Jackson, Walter Schatzki, Rollo G. Silver, and Richard S. Wormser.

Biographical / Historical

William Bentinck-Smith was a Harvard administrator, historian of Widener Library, and book collector.


Arranged into the following series:
  1. I. Letters to William Bentinck-Smith
  2. II. Other papers

Physical Location


Immediate Source of Acquisition


Bequest of William Bentinck-Smith; received: 1993 November 1.

Processing Information

Processed by: James F. Coakley
Link to catalog
Bentinck-Smith, William, 1914-1993. William Bentinck-Smith papers, 1941-1975: Guide.
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library,

Repository Details

Part of the Houghton Library Repository

Houghton Library is Harvard College's principal repository for rare books and manuscripts, literary and performing arts archives, and more. The library's holdings of primary source material are managed by an expert staff and shared with scholars, students and the public in the reading room.

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