William Bentinck-Smith papers
Papers concern the formation of a collection of type specimens deposited by William Bentinck-Smith in the Houghton Library.
Language of Materials
Collection materials are in English.
Conditions Governing Access
There are no restrictions on physical access to this material.
Extent.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:
- I. Letters to William Bentinck-Smith
- II. Other papers
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Bequest of William Bentinck-Smith; received: 1993 November 1.
Processed by: James F. Coakley
- Bentinck-Smith, William, 1914-1993. William Bentinck-Smith papers, 1941-1975: Guide.
- Houghton Library, Harvard College Library,
- Language of description
- EAD ID
Part of the Houghton Library Repository
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