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E. Gordon Duff Papers: Finding Aid
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Description
This collection consists of letters addressed to English bibliographer and book collector E. Gordon Duff (1863-1924), which relate primarily to Duff's interests in early English printing and stamped bookbindings.
Background
Edward Gordon Duff (1863-1924) was an English bibliographer and book-collector. Duff was born in Liverpool and educated at Cheltenham College and Wadham College, Oxford, where he received a B.A. in 1887. He showed an aptitude for bibliographical work before he was twenty, and while at Oxford developed a plan for describing sixteenth-century books, started to collect early English books, and entered into correspondence with Henry Bradshaw, J. E. Bailey, and William Blades. In 1887, he was at work on a pamphlet on early stamped bindings.
Extent
1,010 pieces in 13 boxes.
Restrictions
The Huntington Library does not require that researchers request permission to quote from or publish images of this material, nor does it charge fees for such activities. The responsibility for identifying the copyright holder, if there is one, and obtaining necessary permissions rests with the researcher.
Availability
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