Houghton Library printed book provenance file, A-D
- Houghton Library (Organization)
Conditions Governing Access
Each entry includes the following information: Name or initials of owner, usually as it appears in the book; type of evidence of ownership; author, title, and date of the book; and finally the Houghton call number (e.g. *GC9.W4922.920b, Typ.715.67.274).
Ownership/provenance evidence includes: bookplates (often abbreviated as "plate"); signatures and initials within the book (often abbreviated as "autogr."); monograms; stamps, sometimes on the binding; labels; identified annotations; etc.
Biographical / Historical
The card file consisted of both typed and handwritten cards. The handwritten cards are often difficult to read, and errors of transcription are undoubtedly present.
No attempt has been made to regularize the various forms of the name found. Researchers are urged to check under variant forms of the name.
Other Finding Aids
Immediate Source of Acquisition
- Houghton Library. Houghton Library printed book provenance file, A-D: Index.
- Houghton Library, Harvard College Library
- EAD ID
Part of the Houghton Library Repository
Houghton Library is Harvard College's principal repository for rare books and manuscripts, literary and performing arts archives, and more. The library's holdings of primary source material are managed by an expert staff and shared with scholars, students and the public in the reading room.
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