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Arthur E. Bostwick Collection, 1654-1931

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Identifier: A0155

Title: Arthur E. Bostwick Collection, 1654-1931


Dr. Bostwick was born March 8, 1860, in Litchfield, Connecticut. He received his A.B. degree and later his Ph.D. at Yale (1883). He married Lucy Sawyer July 23, 1885. He worked as a teacher and also on the staff of Appleton's Cyclopedia of American Biography before working as the assistant editor of The Forum (1890-1892) and later as the associate editor of the Standard Dictionary (1892-1894). In 1895, he was made the chief librarian of the New York Free Circulating Library and in 1899 he was appointed the librarian of the Brooklyn Public Library. He moved to St. Louis in 1910 and became the librarian of the St. Louis Public Library, a position he held until his retirement in 1938. He wrote several books concerning work in the library field.

The collection contains 20 autograph letters and fragments of signed manuscripts from literary figures of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. He acquired most of these manuscripts while serving from 1890 to 1892 as assistant editor of The Forum. The collection contains letters of Woodrow Wilson, Samuel L. Clemens, Edward Everett Hale, Joseph Jefferson, and Henry Ward Beecher, as well as an autographed printed copy of Edwin Markham's celebrated poem, "The Man with the Hoe."

1 folder (24 items)

Cite as: Arthur E. Bostwick Collection, Missouri History Museum Archives, St. Louis.

Rights: UND

Place: United States

Dates: 1654-1931

Type(s): Documentary Artifacts

Maker/Creator: Wilson, Woodrow, 1856-1924

Subjects: Politics and government


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