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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Am 1724

Frederick Coykendall papers


Letters from various correspondents to American businessman and book collector Frederick Coykendall.


  • Creation: 1914-1928

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)

Letters to Frederick Coykendall from various correspondents relating to his book collecting interests. Includes 156 letters from the London bookseller James Bain and 16 lettes from A. J. A. Symons. Also includes printed ephemera having to do with the Cuala Press and the Talbot Press.

Biographical / Historical

Coykendall was an American businessman and book collector.


Arranged alphabetically by author.

Physical Location


Immediate Source of Acquisition

62M-344. Gift of George Goodspeed; received: 1956.

2016M-111. Removed from 2016-1737 (Gift of Peter O'Brien).

Coykendall, Frederick, 1872-1954. Frederick Coykendall papers, 1914-1928 (MS Am 1724): Guide.
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