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Bovey autograph collection

 Collection
Identifier: Mss040

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.

Dates

  • 1541-1940

Creator

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.

Extent

3 Cubic Feet (6 boxes)

Abstract

The collection contains signed autographed letters, signed documents, and signed photographs of notable persons from the United States, England, France, Germany, Austria, and Russia.

Arrangement

The documents are arranged alphabetically.

Physical Location

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An unpublished finding aid with detailed contents is available.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.

Acquisition

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.
Title
Bovey Autograph Collection
Author
Archives staff
Date
1940s?
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Multiple languages
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
English, German, French, and others

Collecting Area Details

Contact The Upper Midwest Literary Archives Collecting Area

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