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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Eng 1177-MS Eng 1177.2

Thomas Frognall Dibdin papers

Letters on the publication of Dibdin's Bibliographical Decameron; letters and clippings concerning the book collector Richard Heber, and letters, manuscripts, and printed material on Dibdin's various publications.

Dates

  • 1798-1836

Language of Materials

Collection materials are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material.

Extent

.4 linear feet (3 volumes)

Includes 3 collections of Dibdin's papers bound for the botanist and antiquarian Dawson Turner (1775-1858): letters on the publication of Dibdin's Bibliographical Decameron; letters and clippings, 1818-1834, concerning the book collector Richard Heber and the dispersal of his library; and letters, manuscripts, and printed material on Dibdin's various publications.

Biographical / Historical

Dibdin was an English bibliographer.

Arrangement

Organized into the following three series:
  1. I. MS Eng 1177: Decameroniana
  2. II. MS Eng 1177.1: Heberiana
  3. III. MS Eng 1177.2: Dibdiniana

Immediate Source of Acquisition

62M-97. Gift of W. A. Jackson, 1 Waterhouse Street Cambridge, Massachusetts; received: 1962 December 21.
Title
Dibdin, Thomas Frognall, 1776-1847. Thomas Frognall Dibdin papers, 1798-1836 : Guide.
Author
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library
EAD ID
hou00807

Repository Details

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