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At a Glance
Correspondence and catalogs of Seven Gables Bookshop, and some early letters from Collector's Bookshop and Papantonio's Bookshop. There are many letters in the collection from major universities and colleges and from famous collectors such as C. Waller Barrett, Thomas W. Streeter, Jacob Blanck, and Josiah K. Lilley. Also, miscellaneous correspondence and notes of John Kohn.
Using the Collection
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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.
Please note that there is a problem with the box numbering of this collection which may result in delays in requesting the boxes from off-site. Patrons are requested to request the box number in the finding aid, as well as the box with the next highest number. For example, if you want box 90 you should request Box 90 AND Box 91.
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Seven Gables Bookshop Records; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.
Materials may have been added to the collection since this finding aid was prepared. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Source of acquisition--Papantonio, Michael and John Kohn. Method of acquisition--Gift; Date of acquisition--1971. Accession number--M-71.
About the Finding Aid / Processing Information
Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library
Cataloged Christina Hilton Fenn 09/--/1989.
2013-06-16 File created.
2019-05-20 EAD was imported spring 2019 as part of the ArchivesSpace Phase II migration.
History / Biographical Note
Biographical / Historical
Bookstore in New York City with John Kohn and Michael Papantonio, proprietors. The two men were formerly independent bookdealers and operated Collector's Bookshop and Papantonio's Bookshop.