James H. Pershing Papers
Held at: Princeton University Library: Manuscripts Division [Contact Us]
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James H. Pershing was an American lawyer and bibliophile.
The collection contains correspondence received by Pershing regarding his book The Different States of the First Edition of Paradise Lost (London: The Bibliographical Society, 1941) and the public sale of his libray, as well as seven notebooks bibliographically documenting his library: "Descriptive Catalogue, English and American Poetry, Mainly First Editions" (Vols. I-V), "Vol. VI, Prose Works, Mainly First Editions," and "Descriptive Catalogue, Vol. VII, Miscellaneous." Correspondents include H. Buxton Forman, Lawrance Thompson, book collectors, and librarians and directors of leading American and British libraries.
The correspondence is arranged chronologically, followed by the notebooks in volume number order.
Gift of Hugh S. Pershing in 2003 (AM2004-40).
Folder inventory added by Nicholas Williams '2015 in 2012.
No appraisal information is available.
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