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   Stuart B. Schimmel Collection of A. J. A. Symons Papers, 1922-1941, 1996

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Preferred Citation

Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Stuart B. Schimmel Collection of A. J. A. Symons Papers; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.

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Summary Information

Abstract

A small group of materials, chiefly consisting of English writer and bibliographer A. J. A. Symons’ correspondence and records related to the First Edition Club, which Symons founded in 1922. Stuart B. Schimmel collected the materials.

At a Glance

Call No.:MS#1939
Bib ID:13403639 View CLIO record
Creator(s):Schimmel, Stuart B. Collector
Title:Stuart B. Schimmel Collection of A. J. A. Symons Papers, 1922-1941, 1996
Physical description:0.43 Linear Feet (1 manuscript box)
Language(s):English.
Access: This collection is located on-site. This collection has no restrictions.  More information »

Arrangement

Arrangement

This collection is arranged in one series: Stuart B. Schimmel Collection of A. J. A. Symons Papers, 1922-1941, 1996.

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Description

Scope and Content

The collection is a small group of materials, chiefly consisting of A. J. A. Symons’ correspondence and records related to the First Edition Club, which Symons founded in 1922.

Stuart B. Schimmel Collection of A. J. A. Symons Papers, 1922-1941, 1996

In a brown cloth covered portfolio box, with leather tooled label on spine "A.J.A. Symons Misc." With Maggs Bros. Ltd catalog, 1996

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Using the Collection

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Access Restrictions

This collection is located on-site.

This collection has no restrictions.

Accruals

No additions are expected.

Preferred Citation

Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Stuart B. Schimmel Collection of A. J. A. Symons Papers; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.

Related Material

A.J.A. Symons, literary papers and correspondence with some related material: Another small collection of A. J. A. Symons’ papers, at the University of Leeds, U.K.

Stuart B. Schimmel collection of Frederick Rolfe papers, 1892-1980: A collection of materials by and about Frederick Rolfe, subject of A. J. A. Symons’ best-known work, which includes a lecture typescript by Symons and several letters written to Symons about Rolfe. Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University.

Stuart B. Schimmel collection of Augustus Hare papers and drawing, 1854-1909: Another collection of manuscripts collected by Stuart B. Schimmel and subsequently given to the Rare Book and Manuscript Library at Columbia University.

Stuart B. Schimmel - Oliver Wendell Holmes letters and documents, 1860-1946: Yet another of Schimmel’s manuscript collections at the Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University.

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About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries. Rare Book and Manuscript Library; machine readable finding aid created by Columbia University Libraries Digital Library Program Division

Processing Information

Processed by PTL, 2017

Reprocessed by CLB, July 2018

Finding aid written by PTL and CLB in August 2018.

This collection was processed in 2017 as an addition to the Arthur and Rhoda Symons Correspondence (MS#1222). It was redescribed as a separate collection in July 2018 when A. J. A. Symons was identified as a different person from Arthur Symons.

Machine readable finding aid generated from MARC-AMC source via XSLT conversion August 23, 2018 Finding aid written in English.
    2018-08-23 xml document instance created by Celeste Brewer.

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Subject Headings

The subject headings listed below are found in this collection. Links below allow searches at Columbia University through the Archival Collections Portal and through CLIO, the catalog for Columbia University Libraries, as well as ArchiveGRID, a catalog that allows users to search the holdings of multiple research libraries and archives.

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CorrespondencePortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Manuscripts (literary)PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
PhotographsPortalCLIOArchiveGRID

Subjects

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BibliographersPortalCLIOArchiveGRID
First Edition Club (London, England),--n50069905PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Private presses--Great BritainPortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Symons, A. J. A (Alphonse James Albert), 1900-1941--http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/n50012818PortalCLIOArchiveGRID

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History / Biographical Note

History

Stuart B. Schimmel (1925-2013) was a prominent book and manuscript collector who lived in Greenwich, Connecticut. He joined the Grolier Club, a private society for New York City bibliophiles, in 1961, and served on its Council from 1972 until 1986.

A. J. A. (Alphonse James Albert) Symons (1900-1941) was an English writer, book collector, and bibliographer. He is best known for his experimental biography of the writer Frederick Rolfe, The Quest For Corvo. He founded the First Edition Club, which published limited editions of literary works and exhibited rare books and manuscripts, in 1922. He also established the Book Collectors Quarterly in 1930. Symons was an expert on English literary publications and writers of the 1890s, such as Oscar Wilde.

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