John Gideon Wilson Correspondence
Collection — Container: MS Eng. 294
Call Number: MS Eng. 294
Scope and Contents
This collection consists of 619 letters written to John Gideon Wilson by American and British authors, publishers, and clients regarding both the buying and selling of books as well as personal matters.
- Other: Date acquired: 00/00/1968
- Wilson, John Giedon (Person)
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Biographical / Historical
John Gideon Wilson (1876-1963) was chairman and managing director of J. & E. Bumpus, Ltd. Bookshop on Oxford Street in London between 1941-1959.
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Method of Acquisition
Purchased from Winifred A. Myers in 1968.
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- 2013-06: Updated by Bethany Hersh, June 2013.