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   Alan H. Kempner Collection of Literary Letters and Manuscripts, 1809-1981.

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Preferred Citation

Alan H. Kempner Collection of Literary Letters and Manuscripts. Rare Book and Manuscript Library. Columbia University.

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Summary Information

At a Glance

Bib ID:4078412 View CLIO record
Creator(s):Kempner, Alan H., 1897-1985, collector.
Title:Alan H. Kempner Collection of Literary Letters and Manuscripts, 1809-1981.
Physical description:0.5 linear ft. (36 itemsin 1 box).
Language(s):In English
Access: This collection is located on-site.  More information »

Arrangement

Arrangement

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Description

Scope and Content

A collection of letters and manuscripts of English and American authors, including one item from each of the following: Pearl S. Buck, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Thomas De Quincey, Thomas Frognall Dibden, Charles Dickens, William Ewart Gladstone, Edmund Gosse, Hester Thackeray Ritchie Fuller, Rockwell Kent, Charles Kingsley, Edward George Bulwer Lytton, John Masefield, Clinton Scollard, William Wordsworth and Walt Whitman. In addition, there are 8 letters from Samuel Rogers (1763-1855) to Mr. and Mrs. Horace Twiss, photographs of Alan and Margaret Kempner and miscellaneous Kempner items.

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Using the Collection

RBML

Access Restrictions

This collection is located on-site.

Restrictions on Use

Permission to publish materials must be obtained in writing from the Librarian for Rare Books and Manuscripts.

Preferred Citation

Alan H. Kempner Collection of Literary Letters and Manuscripts. Rare Book and Manuscript Library. Columbia University.

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About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries. Rare Book and Manuscript Library; machine readable finding aid created by Columbia University Libraries Digital Library Program Division

Processing Information

Literary letters and mss Processed 06/--/86 BRC

Literary letters and mss Processed 06/--/86 BRC

4 books Processed 02/12/93 HR

Machine readable finding aid generated from MARC-AMC source via XSLT conversion June 26, 2009 Finding aid written in English.
    2009-06-26 File created.
    2012-04-17 EAD created by PTL

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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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Catalogs.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Certificates.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Lists.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Loose leaf catalogs.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Manuscripts.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Notes.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Photographs.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Photoprints.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID

Subjects

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Adler, Elmer, 1884-1962.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Artists.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Authors, American.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Authors, English.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Blore, Edward, 1787-1879.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Buck, Pearl S. (Pearl Sydenstricker), 1892-1973.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Canton, William, 1845-1926.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Coleridge, Samuel Taylor, 1772-1834.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
De Quincey, Thomas, 1785-1859.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Dibdin, Thomas Frognall, 1776-1847.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Dickens, Charles, 1812-1870.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Gladstone, W. E. (William Ewart), 1809-1898.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Gosse, Edmund, 1849-1928.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Kennedy, Willaim Sloane, 1850-1929.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Kent, Rockwell, 1882-1971.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Kingsley, Charles, 1819-1875.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Lytton, Edward Bulwer Lytton, Baron, 1803-1873.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Masefield, John, 1878-1967.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Novelists.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Ollier, Charles, 1788-1859.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Poets.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Politicians.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Prime ministers.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Rogers, Samuel, 1763-1855.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Scollard, Clinton, 1860-1932.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Statesmen.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Twiss, Horace, 1787-1849.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Whitman, Walt, 1819-1892.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Women authors, American.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Wordsworth, William, 1770-1850.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID

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History / Biographical Note

Biographical Note

Alan Kempner (Columbia A.B., 1917) was a stockbroker, publishing executive, book collector and philanthropist who donated books, manuscripts and drawings to Columbia University Libraries.

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