Fonds 55 - J. Howard Woolmer fonds

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CA ON00399 55


J. Howard Woolmer fonds


  • 1972-1986 (Creation)

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20 cm of textual records
83 photographs : b&w

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Biographical history

James Howard Woolmer was born in Montreal in 1929. He moved to New York City in 1958, where he began a career as a professional bookseller in the early 1960's. In addition to working at his business J. Howard Woolmer has compiled a number of published bibliographies and collections of note, including A Checklist of the Hogarth Press 1917-1946, and a catalogue as well as a bibliography of Malcolm Lowry's writings. In recent years Mr. Woolmer has built collections relating to American poets, Irish poets, American Jewish writers and Irish theatre for the Firestone Library at Princeton University.

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Acquired from J. Howard Woolmer during the 1990's.

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Fonds consists of correspondence, catalogues, research and production material, photographs and other records, 1972-1986, relating predominantly to the revised edition of A Checklist of the Hogarth Press 1917-1946 (pub. 1986) compiled by J. Howard Woolmer, and including material re the first edition (pub. 1976).

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No further accruals expected.

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See these for Bloomsbury related material: Quentin Bell fonds, Bloomsbury Group and Hogarth Press collection, Catharine Carrington fonds, Kenneth Clark fonds, Duncan Grant fonds, Jennie Huie fonds, International Virginia Woolf Society fonds, S.P. Rosenbaum fonds, R.C. Trevelyan fonds, Woolf/Bloomsbury Group/Hogarth Press Ephemera collection, Leonard Woolf fonds, Virginia Woolf collection, Virginia Woolf/Hogarth Press/Bloomsbury special collection.

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