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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Am 1882

Edgar H. Wells & Co. correspondence


Correspondence of the American antiquarian book firm Edgar H. Wells & Co.


  • 1924-1933

Language of Materials

Collection materials are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material.


.5 linear feet (1 box)
Correspondence concerning book purchases with various booksellers and customers, and a stock inventory. Also includes correspondence between Geoffrey J. L. Gomme, an employee of Edgar H. Wells & Co., and Harvard professor James Buell Munn regarding book requests. Also contains letters concerning Flora V. Livingston's Bibliography of the works of Kipling.

Biographical / Historical

Edgar Huidekoper Wells (1875-1938; A.B. 1897) operated Edgar H. Wells and Company, a rare book shop in New York City, from 1921 to 1938.

Physical Location


Immediate Source of Acquisition

Source unknown.
Edgar H. Wells & Co. Edgar H. Wells & Co. correspondence: Guide.
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library

Repository Details

Part of the Houghton Library Repository

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