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Roberts Brothers papers, 1882-1898, bulk 1838-1932

Summary Information

At a Glance

Call No.: MS#1071
Bib ID 4079266 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Roberts Brothers (Boston, Mass.)
Title Roberts Brothers papers, 1882-1898, bulk 1838-1932
Physical Description 2.5 linear feet (5 boxes)
Language(s) English .
Access

The following boxes are located off-site: 3-5. 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

Selected materials cataloged; remainder arranged. (Box 1: Cataloged materials, A - L; Box 2: Cataloged materials, M - W; Box 3: Arranged materials, 1882-1891 & no date; Box 4: Arranged materials, 1892-1894; Box 5: Arranged materials, 1895-1899 & misc. papers, 1838-1932 & no date).

Description

Summary

Correspondence files of Roberts Brothers, pertaining to all departments, editorial, production, advertising, and sales. Also, some miscellaneous letters and documents, unrelated to Roberts Brothers, which deal with various legal matters, including those of Frederick D. Ely and of William A. Dunn, from 1838 until 1932, and letters to the Secretary of Harvard University from 1900 to 1907.

Using the Collection

Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Restrictions on Access

The following boxes are located off-site: 3-5. 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); Roberts Brothers papers; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.

Alternate Form Available

Entire collection is on microfilm (Box 1: MN#2002-1014; Box 2: MN#2002-1015; Box 3: MN#2002-1016; Box 4: MN#2002-1017; Box 5: MN#2002-1018 & 2002-1019).

About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

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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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Genre/Form

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"Portal"
"CUL Collections:"
"CLIO"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
"ArchivedGRID"
Accounts Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Affidavits Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Briefs (legal documents) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Brochures Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Certificates Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Checks Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Claims Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Contracts Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Drawings (visual works) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Financial records Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Invoices Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Lists Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Memorandums Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Notes Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Obituaries Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Poems Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Promissory notes Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Prospectuses Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Publishers and publishing -- Massachusetts -- Boston Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Receipts Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Reports Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Tax bills Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
minutes (administrative records) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

Subject

Heading "CUL Archives:"
"Portal"
"CUL Collections:"
"CLIO"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
"ArchivedGRID"
Abbe, Cleveland, 1838-1916 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Ackermann, A. S. E (Alfred Seabold Eli), 1867-1951 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Alden, John B (John Berry), 1847-1924 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Alger, Abby Langdon Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Allen, Emma S (Emma Sarah), 1859- Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
American literature -- 19th century Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Ames, Joseph Sweetman, 1864-1943 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Authors, American Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Authors, English Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Badger, Henry C (Henry Clay), 1832-1894 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Bainbridge, William F (William Folwell), 1843- Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Baker, Franklin T (Franklin Thomas), 1864-1949 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Barrows, Samuel J (Samuel June), 1845-1909 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Barton, Samuel Marx, 1859-1926 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Baskett, James Newton, 1849-1925 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Bixby, James Thompson, 1843-1921 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Blood, Henry Ames, 1838-1901? Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Boland, Mary A., 1852- Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Bonnell, Henry H (Henry Houston), 1859-1926 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Book industries and trade -- United States -- 19th century Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Books -- United States -- History -- 19th century Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Bradley, Mary E (Mary Emily), 1835-1898 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Bridgman, L. J (Lewis Jesse), 1857-1931 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Browne, Lewis Allen, 1876-1937 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Burpee, Charles W (Charles Winslow), 1859- Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Candler, Warren A (Warren Akin), 1857-1941 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Carpenter, Edmund J (Edmund Janes), 1845-1924 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Carrington, Fitz Roy, 1869-1954 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Champlin, Edwin Ross, 1854-1928 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Clergy Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Collins, Mabel, 1851-1927 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Colver, Frederic Lathrop, 1863- Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Commons, John R (John Rogers), 1862-1945 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Conant, Charles A (Charles Arthur), 1861-1915 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Conway, Eustace Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Cotton, Joseph P (Joseph Potter), 1875-1931 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Cramer, M. J (Michael John), 1835-1898 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Croffut, W. A (William Augustus), 1835-1915 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Dana, John Cotton, 1856-1929 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Dana, Olive E., 1859- Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Davis, Charles Henry Stanley, 1840-1917 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Deeds Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Denison, Mary A (Mary Andrews), 1826-1911 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Dhole, Heeralal Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Didier, Eugene Lemoine, 1838-1913 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Dodge, Mary B. Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Dowling, Geo. Thos (George Thomas), 1849-1928 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Dromgoole, Will Allen, 1860-1934 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Drury, Wells, 1851-1932 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Dunbar, Newell Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Dunn, William A. (William Aloysius), 1852-1918 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Earle, Anne Richardson Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Eliot, Charles William, 1834-1926 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Elkins, Stephen B (Stephen Benton), 1841-1911 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Ellis, Frederick Startridge, 1830-1901 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Ellis, Griffith Ogden, 1869-1948 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Ellis, Job Bicknell, 1829-1905 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Elson, A. W (Alfred Walter), 1859- Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Ely, Frederick David, 1838-1921 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Ely, Richard T (Richard Theodore), 1854-1943 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
English literature -- 19th century Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Everett, William, 1839-1910 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Farley, Frederick A (Frederick Augustus), 1800-1892 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Farlow, W. G (William Gilson), 1844-1919 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Farquhar, Anna, 1865- Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Fisher, George P (George Purnell), 1817-1899 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Flower, B. O (Benjamin Orange), 1858-1918 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Ford, James, 1884-1944 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Fraternal organizations Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
French, Lillie Hamilton, 1854-1939 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Fulton, Robert I (Robert Irving), 1855-1916 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Gardner, Celia E (Celia Emmeline), 1844- Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Garner, John Leslie Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Garrison, Francis Jackson, 1848-1916 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Gasson, Thomas Ignatius, 1859-1930 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Gilder, Jeannette L (Jeannette Leonard), 1849-1916 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Gordon, George A (George Angier), 1853-1929 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Guthrie, Kenneth Sylvan, 1871-1940 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Hale, Philip, 1854-1934 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Halm, Geo. R (George R.), 1850-1899 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Halsey, Frederic R. (Frederic Robert), 1847-1918 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Halsted, Leonora B Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Hamlin, Myra Louisa Sawyer, 1856-1927 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Hardy, John Henry, 1847-1917 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Hardy, Mary Earle, Mrs., 1846-1928 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Harvard University Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Hazard, Caroline, 1856-1945 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Herter, Christian Archibald, 1895-1966 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Hosmer, Frederick L (Frederick Lucian), 1840-1929 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Huebsch, B. W (Benjamin W.), 1876-1964 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Hunter-Duvar, John, 1821-1899 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Hurlbut, Jesse Lyman, 1843-1930 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Ireland, Mary E (Mary Eliza), 1834-1927 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Irish, Frank V (Frank Van Buren), 1848-1940 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Jackson, A. V. Williams (Abraham Valentine Williams), 1862-1937 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Jackson, Helen Hunt, 1830-1885 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Jackson, William Sharpless Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Journalists Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Keeler, Lucy Elliot Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Kelley, Emma Dunham Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Kimball, Harriet McEwen, 1834-1917 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Kingsley, William Lathrop, 1824-1896 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Kitchin, Claude, 1869-1923 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Lampman, Archibald, 1861-1899 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Lane, John, 1854-1925 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Latimer, Elizabeth Wormeley, 1822-1904 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Legal documents Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Leonard, Mary Hall, 1847-1921 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Leonard, William Ellery, 1876-1944 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Lincoln, Mary J (Mary Johnson), 1844-1921 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Literature publishing -- United States -- 19th century Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Little, Brown and Company Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Loomis, Eben Jenks, 1828-1912 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
MacArthur, James, 1866-1909 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Maule, Mary Katherine Finigan, 1861- Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Mayer, Frédéric Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
McAneny, George, 1869-1953 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
McDowell, Henry Burden, 1857-1928 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Milburn, William Henry, 1823-1903 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Moody, Winfield Scott, 1856-1931 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Moore, George Foot, 1851-1931 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Moore, Wm. Underhill (William Underhill), 1879-1949 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Moorehead, Warren King, 1866-1939 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Morris, Helen Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Moulton, Charles Wells, 1859-1913 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Nelson, Henry Loomis, 1846-1908 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Nichols, Frank A., 1857-1924 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
North, Leigh Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Novelists Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
O'Brien, Robert Lincoln, 1865-1955 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Paine, Robert Treat, 1835-1910 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Pierce, Edward Lillie, 1829-1897 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Poets Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Powers, Ella M (Ella Marie), 1865- Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Publishers and publishing Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Raymond, Evelyn, 1843-1910 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Russan, Ashmore Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Safford, Mary J Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Sargent, Franklin Haven, 1856-1923 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Scales, John, 1835-1928 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Schayer, Julia Thompson von Stosch, 1840-1928 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Schoenfeld, Hermann, 1861-1926 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Searles, Victor A Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Secret societies Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Sewall, Frank, 1837-1915 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Shaw, Albert, 1857-1947 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Singleton, Fred T (Frederic Thoreau) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Smith, Minna Caroline, d. 1929 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Steffens, Josephine Bontecou Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Stetson, George R (George Rochford), 1833- Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Stewart, George, 1848-1906 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Stoddart, J. M (Joseph Marshall), 1845-1921 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Stone, Lucy, 1818-1893 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Stratemeyer, Edward, 1862-1930 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Swift, Lindsay, 1856-1921 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Taft, Royal C (Royal Chapin), 1823-1912 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Tarbox, Increase N (Increase Niles), 1815-1888 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Taylor, Marcia A Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Thompson, John Bodine, 1830-1907 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Tompkins, Hamilton Bullock, 1843-1921 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Tooley, Sarah A., 1857- Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
True, John Preston, 1859-1933 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Tucker, Benjamin Ricketson, 1854-1939 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Tucker, Elizabeth S Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Twining, Kinsley, 1832-1901 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Unwin, T. Fisher (Thomas Fisher), 1848-1935 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Vaughan, Virginia, -1913 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Vickery, Willis, 1857-1932 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Von Ravn, Clara, 1870- Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Wadsworth, Wedworth, 1846-1926 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Weaver, Emily P (Emily Poynton), 1865-1943 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Weeden, William B (William Babcock), 1834-1912 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Wheelwright, John T (John Tyler), 1856-1925 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Whipple, Henry Benjamin, 1822-1901 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
White, Matthew, 1857-1940 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Whiting, Lilian, 1847-1942 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Wilde, Oscar, 1854-1900 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Wilshire, Gaylord, 1861-1927 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Winsor, Justin, 1831-1897 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Woman authors Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Woman journalists Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Woman novelists Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Woman poets Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Wood, Edith Elmer, 1871-1945 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Wood, Edward S (Edward Stickney), 1846-1905 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Woolsey, Sarah Chauncey, 1835-1905 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Wormeley, Katharine Prescott Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

History / Biographical Note

Biographical / Historical

Publishing firm in Boston. In 1898 Roberts Brothers merged into Little, Brown and Company.