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Alan H. Kempner papers, 1809-1981

Summary Information

At a Glance

Call No.: MS#0700
Bib ID 4078412 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Kempner, Alan H., 1897-1985
Title Alan H. Kempner papers, 1809-1981
Physical Description 0.5 linear feet (0.5 linear feet 1 box)
Language(s) Material is in English.
Access

This collection is located on-site.

This collection has no restrictions.

Arrangement

Arrangement

Selected items cataloged; remainder arranged.

Description

Scope and Content

A collection of letters and manuscripts of English and American authors, including one item from each of the following: Pearl S. Buck, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Thomas De Quincey, Thomas Frognall Dibden, Charles Dickens, William Ewart Gladstone, Edmund Gosse, Hester Thackeray Ritchie Fuller, Rockwell Kent, Charles Kingsley, Edward George Bulwer Lytton, John Masefield, Clinton Scollard, William Wordsworth and Walt Whitman. In addition, there are 8 letters from Samuel Rogers (1763-1855) to Mr. and Mrs. Horace Twiss, photographs of Alan and Margaret Kempner and miscellaneous Kempner items.

Using the Collection

Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Restrictions on Access

This collection is located on-site.

This collection has no restrictions.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

Readers must use microfilm of materials specified above.

Permission to publish materials must be obtained in writing from the Librarian for Rare Books and Manuscripts.

Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. The RBML maintains ownership of the physical material only. Copyright remains with the creator and his/her heirs. The responsibility to secure copyright permission rests with the patron.

Preferred Citation

Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Alan H. Kempner papers; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.

Alternate Form Available

Pearl S. Buck letter is on: microfilm.

About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Processing Information

Literary letters and mss Processed BRC 06/--/86.

Literary letters and mss Processed BRC 06/--/86.

4 books Processed HR 02/12/93.

Revision Description

2009-06-26 File created.

2012-04-17 EAD created by PTL

2019-05-20 EAD was imported spring 2019 as part of the ArchivesSpace Phase II migration.

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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Genre/Form

Heading "CUL Archives:"
"Portal"
"CUL Collections:"
"CLIO"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
"ArchivedGRID"
Authors, American Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Certificates Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Lists Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Loose leaf catalogs Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Manuscripts Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Notes Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Photographs Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Photoprints Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

Subject

Heading "CUL Archives:"
"Portal"
"CUL Collections:"
"CLIO"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
"ArchivedGRID"
Adler, Elmer, 1884-1962 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Artists Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Authors, English Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Blore, Edward, 1787-1879 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Buck, Pearl S (Pearl Sydenstricker), 1892-1973 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Canton, William, 1845-1926 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Catalogs Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Coleridge, Samuel Taylor, 1772-1834 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
De Quincey, Thomas, 1785-1859 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Dibdin, Thomas Frognall, 1776-1847 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Dickens, Charles, 1812-1870 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Gladstone, W. E (William Ewart), 1809-1898 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Gosse, Edmund, 1849-1928 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Kennedy, William Sloane, 1850-1929 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Kent, Rockwell, 1882-1971 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Kingsley, Charles, 1819-1875 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Lytton, Edward Bulwer Lytton, Baron, 1803-1873 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Masefield, John, 1878-1967 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Novelists Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Ollier, Charles, 1788-1859 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Poets Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Politicians Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Prime ministers Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Rogers, Samuel, 1763-1855 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Scollard, Clinton, 1860-1932 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Statesmen Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Twiss, Horace, 1787-1849 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Whitman, Walt, 1819-1892 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Women authors, American Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Wordsworth, William, 1770-1850 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

History / Biographical Note

Biographical sketch

Alan Kempner (Columbia A.B., 1917) was a stockbroker, publishing executive, book collector and philanthropist who donated books, manuscripts and drawings to Columbia University Libraries.