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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Am 1961

Charles Eliot Goodspeed compositions


Manuscript, drafts, and galley proofs of works by the American bookseller and writer Charles E. (Charles Eliot) Goodspeed as well as card catalogs for the libraries of Frank Brewster Bemis and Harold Murdock.


  • 1937-1939.


6 linear feet (12 boxes)
Manuscript, drafts, and galley proofs of Goodspeed's memoirs, Yankee Bookseller (published 1937); manuscript of his Angling in America (published 1939); Catalogues (on cards) of the libraries of Frank Brewster Bemis and Harold Murdock. Also includes illustrations used in Yankee Bookseller.

Biographical / Historical

Goodspeed was an antiquarian bookseller of Boston, Mass., the proprietor of Goodspeed's Book Shop.

Physical Location


Immediate Source of Acquisition


Gifts of George T. Goodspeed, Goodspeed's Book Shop, Inc., 18 Beacon Street Boston, Massachusetts 02108; received: 1977 July and 1980 April.
Goodspeed, Charles, E. (Charles Eliot), 1867-1950. Compositions: Guide.
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library

Repository Details

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