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Dr. and Mrs. MacKinley Helm Collection, ca. 1950s.
Mss 214
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Title:

Dr. and Mrs. MacKinley Helm Collection, ca. 1950s

Creator/Contributor:

Helm, MacKinley, 1896-1963, creator

Creator/Contributor:

Online Archive of California

Abstract:

The manuscript portion of the collection contains two hand-printed leaves, on Japanese rice paper, from A Common Botany (1956).
Dr. and Mrs. MacKinley Helm also donated a large number of important printed works, many of which came to Special Collections and which have been cataloged individually. Included are T. S. Eliot, Robert Frost, and Henry James first editions, other earlier works, including incunabula, fine and small press titles, Santa Barbara authors, and Mexican imprints. Much of the donation came from the Hammond Library, once housed at the Santa Barbara Bonnymede estate, and belonging to Mrs. Esther Fiske Hammond, mother of Mrs. MacKinley Helm. Other parts of the donation, such as the Eliot and Frost volumes, were collected expressly for UCSB by Dr. Helm.
A Dec. 22, 1953 article in the Santa Barbara News Press notes the significance of the 'Bonnymede' gift and quotes the University Librarian, Donald C. Davidson, as saying that volumes such as the Henry James first editions would help form the nucleus of a Department of Special Collections, which did not yet exist [but would be created by the late 1950s].

Date:

1950 (issued)

Subject:

Botany

Note:

Use of the collection is unrestricted.
Gift of Dr. and Mrs. MacKinley Helm, ca. 1953-1963.
Use governed by UCSB Special Collections policy.
Cite as: [Identification of item], Dr. and Mrs. MacKinley Helm. Mss 214. Department of Special Collections, Davidson Library, University of California, Santa Barbara.

Type:

Leaves (gathered matter components).

Physical Description:

.2 linear ft.

Language:

English

Identifier:

Origin:

California

Copyright Note:

Use of the collection is unrestricted.
Use governed by UCSB Special Collections policy.