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Harry Thurston Peck papers, 1878-1933

Summary Information

At a Glance

Call No.: MS#0985
Bib ID 4079204 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Peck, Harry Thurston, 1856-1914
Title Harry Thurston Peck papers, 1878-1933
Physical Description 0.5 linear feet (1 manuscript box)
Language(s) English .
Access You will need to make an appointment in advance to use this collection material in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room. You can schedule an appointment once you've submitted your request through your Special Collections Research Account.

This collection is located off-site. You will need to request this material at least three business days in advance to use the collection in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room.

This collection has no restrictions.

Arrangement

Arrangement

Cataloged.

Description

Summary

This is a collection of material relative to the life and career of Prof. Peck. The collection centers around the breach of promise suit brought by Miss Esther Quinn against Dr. Peck and his subsequent dismissal from the university in 1910. The material includes numerous clippings and letters from, to, and relating to Peck from President Nicholas Murray Butler of Columbia, Dr. Robert Arrowsmith of the American Book Company, and others. There are also letters relative to Peck's early teaching career and his life after leaving Columbia. Also, correspondence and other materials relating primarily to Prof. Peck's editorship of THE BOOKMAN, 1895-1907, and of two encyclopedias, THE INTERNATIONAL CYCLOPEDIA and THE NEW INTERNATIONAL ENCYCLOPEDIA.

Using the Collection

Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Restrictions on Access

You will need to make an appointment in advance to use this collection material in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room. You can schedule an appointment once you've submitted your request through your Special Collections Research Account.

This collection is located off-site. You will need to request this material at least three business days in advance to use the collection in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room.

This collection has no restrictions.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

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); Harry Thurston Peck papers; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.

Accruals

Materials may have been added to the collection since this finding aid was prepared. Contact rbml@columbia.edu for more information.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Accession number--M-59.

Source of acquisition--39737M. Method of acquisition--Purchase; Date of acquisition--1964. Accession number--M-64.

About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Processing Information

Cataloged Christina Hilton Fenn 08/--/1989.

Cataloged Christina Hilton Fenn 08/--/1989.

Contains materials from what was previously two separate collections, the Peck papers and the Peck editorial papers. Much of the material is mounted on Manila sheets

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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Subject

Heading "CUL Archives:"
"Portal"
"CUL Collections:"
"CLIO"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
"ArchivedGRID"
American Book Company Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Arrowsmith, Robert, 1860-1928 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Breach of promise -- New York (State) -- New York Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Butler, Nicholas Murray, 1862-1947 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Classicists Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
College teachers Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Columbia University -- : Faculty Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Encyclopedias and dictionaries Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Knapp, Charles, 1868-1936 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Quinn, Esther Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Scholarly publishing -- United States Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

History / Biographical Note

Biographical / Historical

Classical scholar, member of the Columbia faculty, 1881-1910.