Bovey autograph collection
Scope and Content Note
The collection contains signed autographed letters, signed documents, and signed photographs of notable persons from the United States, England, France, Germany, Austria, and Russia. The earliest document is a 1541 document signed by Francis I of France. Other noted persons include Queen Elizabeth I, George Eliot, numerous American presidents, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Marie Antoinette, Emile Zola, plus numerous luminaries from the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
- Bovey, Kate Koon (Person)
Language of Materials
English, German, French, and others
Restrictions on Access
The collection is open and availble for use in the Andersen Library Reading Room.
Restrictions on Use
Copyright for these materials is uncertain. Please consult the Archivist.
3 Cubic Feet (6 boxes)
The collection contains signed autographed letters, signed documents, and signed photographs of notable persons from the United States, England, France, Germany, Austria, and Russia.
The documents are arranged alphabetically.
Mezz (R80, D7, S5-6)
Additional finding aid
An unpublished finding aid with detailed contents is available. Please contact the Upper Midwest Literary Archives for details.
The autographs were purchased by Kate Koon Bovey, wife of Minneapolis industrialist Charles Cranston Bovey, from 1927 to 1932. She offered them to the Board of Regents of the University of Minnesota for the Library in 1941.
- Bovey Autograph Collection
- Archives staff
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Multiple languages
- Script of description
- Language of description note
- English, German, French, and others