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Correspondence, manuscripts, photographs, and printed materials of Sypher, reflecting his interest in A.C. Swinburne and in the Estonian poet, Aleksis Rannit. Correspondents include Joseph Hume, Ted Joans, Aleksis Rannit, Enid Starkie, and Algernon Charles Swinburne. There are additional materials on Africa, the Mina dialect in Togo, and the Sypher and related families of New York State.
1995 Addition: Correspondence, manuscripts, documents, photographs, and printed materials about Sypher & Co. Dealers in Antiques, 1880-1934. And a typescript of a story by A.S. Hatch.
1996 Addition: Four letters of Letitia Elizabeth Landon and one letter about her.
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Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Frank Sypher papers; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.
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Ownership and Custodial History
Gift of Francis J. Sypher, 1982, 1983, 1985, 1990, 1995 and 1996.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Source of acquisition--Sypher, Francis Jacques. Method of acquisition--Gift; Date of acquisition--1982. Accession number--M-82.
Essay on family history: Source of acquisition--Sypher, Francis J. Method of acquisition--Gift; Date of acquisition--07/08/1994. Accession number--M-94-07-08.
Sypher & Co. business records: Source of acquisition--Supher, Francis J. Method of acquisition--Gift; Date of acquisition--01/25/1995. Accession number--M-95-01-25.
Typescript story by A.S. Hatch: Source of acquisition--Sypher, F.J. Method of acquisition--Gift; Date of acquisition--11/30/1995. Accession number--M-95-11-30.
5 letters by or about L.E.L: Source of acquisition--Sypher, F.J. Method of acquisition--Gift; Date of acquisition--02/14/1996. Accession number--M-96-02-14.
About the Finding Aid / Processing Information
Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library
Cataloged Christina Hilton Fenn 09/--/1989.
Essay on family history Processed HR 1994.
Sypher & Co. business records Processed HR 02/28/1995.
Typescript story by A.S. Hatch Processed HR 03/05/1997.
5 letters by or about L.E.L Cataloged HR 03/04/1997.
2020-10-23 EAD document created by CCR.
History / Biographical Note
Biographical / Historical
Francis Jacques Sypher, 1941-2023 , was a critic and teacher.