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George A. Plimpton Papers, 1634-1956

Series VI: Collecting, 1693-1956

This series includes not only extensive correspondence related to Plimpton's collecting of rare books, manuscripts, and artifacts but also examples of the items he collected. The majority of the general correspondence retains the original folder names and general arrangement.

The remainder of the series contains several caches of material described only summarily by previous staff. One cache centers on penmanship and orthography, including handwriting samples, handwriting exercises, and an account book and general correspondence related to Alfred Manson, a Boston-based publisher of books on writing. Another cache of materials, dating from 1650-1869, centers on the American slave trade, including correspondence, documents, broadsides, pamphlets, and a slaveholder's account book.

The series also includes a cache of documents related to Plimpton's collection of Western medieval manuscripts. These documents include Samuel A. Ive's detailed notes on many of the manuscripts in Plimpton's collection as well as correspondence and proof sheets related to De Ricci and Wilson's Census of Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts in the United States and Canada (1935-1937).

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General



Box 44 Folder 1 Bookplates, undated


Box 44 Folder 2 to 3 Collection Descriptions and Notes, undated, (2 folders)


Box 44 Folder 4 Correspondence--Carpentier, Horace Walpole, 1902- 1936


Box 44 Folder 5 to 9 Correspondence, 1898-1935, (5 folders)



Box 45 Folder 1 to 3 Correspondence, 1935-1936, (3 folders)


Dealers--Correspondence


Box 45 Folder 4 to 10 A-N, 1901- 1934, (7 folders)



Box 46 Folder 1 Maggs Brothers--London, 1910-1934


Box 46 Folder 2 Medieval Manuscripts, 1905-1934


Box 46 Folder 3 to 4 O-Q, 1904-1934, (2 Folders)


Box 46 Folder 5 Quaritch, Bernard, 1901-1933


Box 46 Folder 6 R-S, 1910-1932


Box 46 Folder 7 Ricketts, C. Lindsay, 1911-1936


Box 46 Folder 8 Rosenthal, 1902-1933


Box 46 Folder 9 T-V, 1906-1934


Box 46 Folder 10 Voynich, Wilfred M., 1902-1930


Box 46 Folder 11 W, 1902-1930


Box 46 Folder 12 Exhibits, 1911-1936



Box 47 Folder 1 Exhibits, 1911-1936


Box 47 Folder 2 Plimpton Library, 1917-1938, undated, 1917-1938, undated


Box 47 Folder 3 Plimpton Library--Clippings, 1910-1923, undated, 1910-1923, undated


Box 47 Folder 4 Plimpton Library-- Requests to Visit and Talks, 1908-1936


Box 47 Folder 5 TO 6 Portraits, 1901-1956, (2 Folders)


Box 47 Folder 7 Portraits--Catalogues, 1905-1936



Box 48 Folder 1 Scrapbook--Mathematical Specimens, 1903


Box 48 Folder 2 Wellesley College, 1892- 1935


Penmanship, Calligraphy, and Orthography



Box 49 American Manuscript Specimens of Handwriting, [1860]-1875


Alfred Manson



Box 50 Account Book--Penmanship Samples, undated, 1873



Box 48 Folder 3 Forms Sent to Manson, 1887 -1888


Box 48 Folder 4 General Correspondence, 1872-1903


Box 48 Folder 5 National System of Penmanship --Working Copy--Payson, Dunton & Scribner,, 1879-1881


Box 48 Folder 6 Scribner, W. M., 1887- 1888



Box 51 Folder 1 Tracings, undated



Mapcase 14-H-06 Oversize, 1800- 1978


Mapcase 14-H-06 Oversize, Undated


Slavery



Box 51 Folder 2 Voyage of Judith Snow and Transcriptions, undated, 1906, undated, 1906



Box 52 Folder 1 Account Book--Oak Lawn Plantation, 1851- 1856


Box 52 Folder 2 Accounts--Slave Trading Ships, 1693- 1773


Box 52 Folder 3 Burritt, Elihu, undated, 1843, 1854, undated, 1843, 1854


Box 52 Folder 4 "Committee for the Address of Women of Great Britain and Ireland on Slavery in the United States," 1751-1776, 1852, 1751-1776, 1852


Box 52 Folder 5 Egyptian Papyrus--Photograph, 1930


Box 52 Folder 6 Lithograph--Cotton Plantation, undated


Box 52 Folder 7 Ordinance of Secession of the State of Alabama, 1861, facsimile



Box 58 Folder 2 John Johnston, Account book of slave trading expedition, 1791-1792


Printed Material



Box 52 Folder 8 Anti-Slavery, undated, 1860-1863, undated, 1860-1863


Box 52 Folder 9 Broadsides, 1728, 1769- 1773, 1728, 1769- 1773


Box 52 Folder 10 Pamphlets, 1789-1925


General Documents


Box 52 Folder 11 1678- 1697


Box 52 Folder 12 1728-1759


Box 52 Folder 13 1760-1769


Box 52 Folder 14 1770-1779


Box 52 Folder 15 1780-1789


Box 52 Folder 16 1790-1799


Box 52 Folder 17 1800-1809


Box 52 Folder 18 1810-1821


Box 52 Folder 19 1819-1829


Box 52 Folder 20 1830-1839


Box 52 Folder 21 1840-1849


Box 52 Folder 22 1850-1859


Box 52 Folder 23 1860-1869


Box 52 Folder 24 Undated



Mapcase 14-H-07 Oversize, Undated


Mapcase 14-H-07 Oversize--Broadside, 1950


Western Medieval Manuscripts



Box 51 Census of Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts in the United States and Canada De Ricci and Wilson's,, 1935-1937


Box 51 Folder 3 Notes, undated, 1948, undated, 1948


Box 51 Folder 4 Proof Sheets--Plimpton Library, undated


Box 51 Folder 5 to 6 Revision Instructions, 1949, (2 folders)


Samuel A. Ives' Notes


Box 51 Folder 7 to 8 Ms. 58--Includes Transcription, undated, (2 folders)



Box 53 Ms. 2, 3, 17, 43, 47, 52, 58, 60, 63, 95, 98, 100, 101, 116, 119