Sinclair Hamilton Non-Book Collection

(GC181)

1787-1997

A
Finding Aid
Prepared
By
Dina Britain

Manuscripts Division
Department of Rare Books and Special Collections
Princeton University Library
2004


Introduction

The Sinclair Hamilton Non-Book Collection consists of material that was removed from books that constitute the Sinclair Hamilton Collection of American Illustrated Books, 1670-1870, both first and second supplements.

Dates: 1787-1997

Size: 0.8 linear feet (2 archival boxes)

Provenance: Sinclair Hamilton Collection of American Illustrated Books

Photocopying, literary rights, and citation: Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. No further photo duplication of copies of material in the collection can be made when Princeton University Library does not own the original. Permission to publish material from the collection must be requested from the Associate University Librarian for Rare Books and Special Collections. The library has no information on the status of literary rights in the collection and researchers are responsible for determining any questions of copyright. Citations should be as follows: Sinclair Hamilton Collection of American Illustrated Books. Department of Rare Books and Special Collections, Princeton University Library.


Collection Description

Scope Note

The collection consists of loose material removed from books in the Sinclair Hamilton Collection of American Illustrated Books: handwritten notes by Sinclair Hamilton; correspondence between the publisher and the artist of the book; note cards with dealer descriptions of the books; correspondence between Sinclair Hamilton and book dealers, or other institutions that own other editions of the book; ephemera; and some original drawings.

Arrangement

The material is housed in two archival boxes. Box 1 includes items removed from the first supplement, arranged by Hamilton First Supplement sequential number. Box 2 includes items removed from the second supplement, arranged by Hamilton Second Supplement sequential number.

Added Entries

The following added entries have been assigned to this collection to highlight significant sources (other than the main entry), subjects, and forms of the collection's materials. Where possible Library of Congress Subjects Headings have been used, and the forms of names reflect international cataloging standards. As a result, all of these entries may be searched in the Library's online catalog, the Department's database (MASC), and other bibliographic catalogs, to find related material.

    Subject Headings (in uppercase) / Form Headings (in upper and lower case):

    AUTHORS AND PUBLISHERS--UNITED STATES
    Illustrators--United States--Correspondence
    Engravers--United States--Correspondence

Related Publication

Hamilton, Sinclair. Early American Book Illustrators and Wood Engravers 1670-1870. Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Library, 1968.


Box/Folder Listing

Box Catalog No. Loose material removed from the First Supplement
1 11 Photostat of 2 title pages
1 22 Dealer note card describing the book; 2 pages from a dealers' catalogue
1 42 Article from "Antiques" of Jan. 1949 about Thomas Sparrow
1 43 Unsigned note
1 64(a) Small note to Sinclair Hamilton
1 75(b) Photostats of 7 pages and wood engravings missing from copy.
1 82 Autograph letter to S. Hamilton from Goodspeed's Book Shop, Feb. 2, 1943
1 92 Note card with description
1 130 Note card with description
1 143 Note card with description
1 152 Autograph letter to S. Hamilton from Walter Schatzki
1 165(a) Note card with description
1 171 Book description
1 191 Note card with description
1 198 Note card with description; envelope addressed to Benjamin G. Cole from Allen Folger
1 265 Note card with description
1 311 S. Hamilton: handwritten notes
1 391 Note card with description
1 388(a) Wood engraved ad. For F.W. Bailey's Book Bindery Portland (ME)
1 401 Note: "William Adams Delano, b. Jan. 21 1874 "
1 408 Book description
1 445 A $3 Reward of Merit certificate, engraved on wood by Abel Bowen; small Christmas greeting card from Seven Gables Bookshop
1 468 Drawing of a car, unsigned
1 536 Book description
1 562 Page from a catalogue
1 579 Book description; newspaper clipping: The New York Times, October 22, 1944
1 726 Autograph letter from Sister Juliana to Sister Louisa dated Jan. 1, 1878
1 758 Newspaper clipping
1 787 c. 2 List of bird names, by E.C. Kent, dated 1934
1 823 Book description
1 872 Autograph letter of A. Burnside
1 875 c.1 Note from Seven Gables Bookshop
1 879 Newspaper clipping from Harper's Weekly, Jan. 14, 1860, with illustration by Augustus Hoppin which were omitted from the book
1 884 Newspaper clippings, including a portrait of the author; dried leaves
1 897(1) Note from Seven Gables Bookshop
1 897(2) Pages 3-6 of autograph letter of Samuel S. Clemens
1 899 Autograph note of Ernest R. Gee
1 916 Autograph letter from E. Oaks Smith to Mr. & Mrs. R. Doolan dated Nov. 6, 1873
1 918 Note card with description
1 938q Book description
1 939 Note card with description
1 941 Book description
1 947 Pages from dealer catalogue
1 948 Dried flower
1 949 Book description
1 960 Book description
1 987 Newspaper clippings
1 1008q  Silk book mark with hand painted flower
1 1101 Autograph letter from Evert A. Duyckinck, the publisher, to Benson Lossing. Autograph letter from Alexander Anderson to the publisher.
1 1124 Autograph letter from Cyril Nast to Mr. Loreman regarding provenance authenticity of books
1 1126q Typewritten copy of letter from Cyril Nast to Mr. Loreman, dated 1941
1 1142 Newspaper clipping with illustration of the home of Clement Clarke Moore in 1822
1 1146- Typewritten copy of letter from Cyril Nast to Mr. Loreman, dated 1941
1 1147 Thomas Nast, newspaper clipping
1 1161q Note card with description
1 1168(1) Book description
1 1175 Drawing of a bird; small pieces of fabric; dried flowers, 2 engravings; ostrich feather
1 1189 Autograph letter from the author to "Julia"
1 1213q Autograph letter from George Staak to S. Hamilton
1 1289(a) Autograph letter and envelope from the author to Mr. Cathcart, dated 1890
1 1307 Autograph letter from Lewis M. Stark of the NY Public Library to Benjamin Tighe, dated August 1962. Autograph letter from R.N. Williams, 2nd of the Historical Society of Pennsylvania, to Benjamin Tighe, dated Sept. 28, 1962
1 1316 Autograph letter from the American Antiquarian Society to S. Hamilton, dated 2 June 1966
1 1322 Notebook and spelling book of "Maria Garnett"
1 1333 Book description
1 1346 Handwritten notes of S. Hamilton
1 1355 Autograph letter from Ellen Shaffer of The Free Library of Philadelphia to Mr. Michael Papantonio, dated Aug. 17, 1960. Autograph letter from d'Alte A. Welch to S. Hamilton, dated Aug. 13, 1960
1 1356s Autograph letter from Seven Gables Bookshop to d'Alte A. Welch, dated Dec. 27, 1961
1 1387(a)s Book description and autograph note
1 1398 6 letters, 3 of which are autographed, one by Howell Heaney of The Free Library of Philadelphia, and 2 by American Antiquarian Society; 3 unsigned letters from S. Hamilton; Photostats and handwritten notes
1 1412 Autograph letter from Howell J. Heaney of The Free Library of Philadelphia to Mr. Michael Papantonio, dated 6 Dec. 1963
1 1502 Newspaper clipping
1 1514 Christmas greeting from Seven Gables Book Shop
1 1546q Book description
1 1565 Autograph note of "Fanny Fern"
1 1597q 6 autograph letters from Mrs. Dorothea E. Spear of the American Antiquarian Society to John S. Van E. Kohn of Seven Gables Book Shop; from Carol M. Morse of the Free Library of Philadelphia to John S. Van E. Kohn of Seven Gables Book Shop; from Julia Bartling of the State University of Iowa to John S.V.E. Kohn; all dated 1958; from John Elliott Elder; from Robert H. Haynes of Harvard College Library to John S.V.E. Kohn; from Frederick R. Goff of The Library of Congress to John Kohn. Note card with description; and handwritten notes
1 1601 S. Hamilton, handwritten notes
1 1603 Autograph note by the author
1 1609 Note from "Phyllis & Howard"
1 1625 S. Hamilton, handwritten notes
1 1638 S. Hamilton, handwritten notes
1 1647(b) Autograph letters from Abe Schoenfeld to S. Hamilton; stamped envelope; Photostats
1 1652 Autograph letter from Howard Mott to S. Hamilton
1 1658q Memorial for Henrietta Seldon Colt & for Col. Samuel Colt
1 1694 Autograph notes
1 1699 Christmas greeting from Seven Gables Book Shop
1 1702(a) Invoice for book
1 1706 S. Hamilton, handwritten notes
1 1729 S. Hamilton, handwritten notes
1 1773 Autograph letter from Seven Gables Book Shop to S. Hamilton
1 1790q S. Hamilton, handwritten notes
1 1799q 4 wood engravings by Samuel Smith Kilburn
1 1803 Benson Lossing: Prospectus for "Pictorial Field Book" and autograph letter from the publisher to Lossing, dated April 24, 1868
1 1817 Christmas greeting from Seven Gables Book Shop
1 1892 S. Hamilton, handwritten notes
1 1917 S. Hamilton, handwritten notes
1 1991 S. Hamilton, handwritten notes; autograph letter from Richard A. Davis of the Cleveland Public Library to Robert G. Hayman
Box Catalog No. Loose material removed from the Second Supplement
2 SS80 S. Hamilton, handwritten notes
2 SS83 S. Hamilton, handwritten notes
2 SS85 Autograph letter from Goodspeed's Book Shop
2 SS143(2) 9 Autograph letters: (1) To Benson Lossing; (5) From Johnson; Wilson & Co. to B. Lossing; (1) From F.O.C. Darley to B. Lossing; (1) from B. Lossing to F.O.C. Darley; (1) Letter and envelope to Miss Dorothy L. Dix from B. Lossing; proof pages of "Our Country" with hand written notes in the margins by Lossing.
2 SS143(4) 5 Autograph letters: (2) From Matthew Vassar to B. Lossing; (1) From G.P. Putnam to B. Lossing; (1) From Maria Mitchell to B. Lossing; (1) From James Van Klerck to B. Lossing; Vassar Female College leaflet; pencil drawing of "Birth place of Matthew Vassar Norfolk County, England, as it appeared in 1845" by B. Lossing; newspaper clipping.
2 SS143(5) Autograph letter, or a preface to the book by the author
2 SS192 Note and autograph letter from Seven Gables Book Shop.
2 SS204 Typewritten page from dealer catalogue 
2 SS217 Page from the New York Times, dated May 25, 1997.
2 SS236 S. Hamilton, handwritten notes.
2 SS240 Letter autographed by S. Hamilton and Robert G. Hayman, dated Sept. 14, 1971.
2 SS253 S. Hamilton, handwritten notes.
2 SS266 2 Autograph letters from American Antiquarian Society and a Photostat of the 1787 ed. of "The remarkable history of Tom Jones, a Foundling."
2 SS275 S. Hamilton, handwritten notes.
2 SS299 Book description
2 SS309 S. Hamilton, handwritten notes.
2 SS324 Autograph letter from Justin G. Schiller to S. Hamilton
2 SS456 Autograph letter and 2 notes from Benjamin Tighe to S. Hamilton
2 SS514 Book description and autograph note.
2 SS554 Autograph letter and notes, from "Sinny" to S. Hamilton.
2 SS574 Book description
2 SS581 Shipping label and newspaper clipping.
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