GOLDSCHMIDT, E. P. (FIRM : LONDON, ENGLAND). Financial records, 1919-1981
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E. P. Goldschmidt & Co.: Financial Records, 1919-1981

RLIN ID No.
NYGG01-A1

Creator
E. P. Goldschmidt & Co.

Title
Financial records, 1919-1981.

Physical Description
5 boxes ; 2.5 linear ft.
19 account books ; 20 cm. x 30 cm. and smaller
2 loose-leaf notebooks ; 16 cm. x 24 cm.

Organization and Arrangement
Financial records organized into three series: I. Stock Books. II. Day-Books. III. Customer Account Books.

Historical/Biographical Note
The firm of E.P. Goldschmidt was established in 1923 in London at 45 New Bond Street, although Ernest Philip Goldschmidt, the founder, was selling books prior to this date. Goldschmidt died in 1954, but the firm has continued to operate under his name. It is now located at 64 Drayton Gardens, London.

Scope and Contents
Stock books and account books for period 1919-1981, including customer account records for period, ca. 1928-1956.

General Note
Numbering system for account books devised by cataloger.

General Note
Grolier Club receives E.P. Goldschmidt catalogs and has a complete run from no. 1 (1923) to ca. 1983.

Finding Aid Note
Unpublished inventory available in repository.

Names
Goldschmidt, E. Ph. (Ernest Philip).
E. P. Goldschmidt & Co.

Subjects
Antiquarian booksellers. England. London. 20th century.
Booksellers and bookselling. England. London. 20th century.

Genre Note
Account books.

Occupation (as reflected in collection)
Antiquarian booksellers. England. London. 20th century.

Location
Grolier Club, 47 East 60th Street, New York, N.Y. 10022-1098.


Collection Inventory


Stock Books (Imprinted covers sometimes say “Cash Book”)
These books consist of records maintained between 1921 and 1981. The primary series of fourteen account books is arranged in a sequence of facing pages with individual items numbered from from 1 to 43,676. The left hand page gives: author/short title, date purchased, dealer or auction house supplying the book, and price paid by EPG. The right hand page lists date sold, buyer, and price realized. The dates given below represent the date EPG purchased an item. The sale date was sometimes soon thereafter, but sometimes more than a year later.

Box 1

[1] 1-3,134 1921-October 1923
[2] 3,135-6,226 October 1923- November 1927
[3] 6,227-9,329 12 December 1923 (sic)-21 April 1927
[4] 9,330-12,704 25 April 1927-29 June 1932
[5] 12,705-16,073 22 July 1932-2 August 1935 (“Rewritten” on front cover)
[6] 16,074-19,391 12 August 1935-5 November 1937


Box 2

[7] 19,392-22,567 26 October 1937-22 July 1940
[8] 22,568-25,706 22 July 1940-22 November 1946
[9] 25,706A-28,799 26 November 1945-21 June 1951
[10] 28,800-31,999 21 June 1951-17 February 1955
[11] 32,000-35,133 March 1955-March 1963? [sequence from 35,133 to 35,999 missing]


Box 3

[12] 36,000-39,040 19 April 1963-7 July 1066
[13] 39,041-39,459 December? 1966-October 1967.
[14] 39,451 (sic)-43,676 October 1967-March 1981 (“Rewritten 1981”)

Auction and dealer catalogue desiderata notebook: 300 p. (37 x 24 cm.), with catalogues listed by year from 1700 to 1914 in two columns per page, those desired (“Soll”) and those presumably in Goldschmidt’s collection (“Haben”); short author/title is given for each entry.


Box 4

Stock Books [Extra Series]
Numbers assigned represent an attempt to list the books in date order, but some dates overlap.

[1] 42-6088 1929-1934 (“Rewritten 1935”)
[2] 1-28,796 July 1929-29 May 1951
[3] 59-19,389 26 July 1929-October 1937
[4] A101-A782 August 1933-August 1939
[5] 31619-39,451 (letter O) 1955-1967

Illustrations from old EPG catalogs. 1 album of pasted down illustrations with catalog and item number for each image. N.d.


Box 5

Account Books/Day-Books

Books have overlapping dates in some cases.

[1] Accounts October 1919-1923
[2] Accounts June 1938-1947
[3] Day-Book 16 June 1946-December 1953 (amounts paid in and expended,
including postage, inland revenue, etc.)
[4] Accounts 14 June 1938-4 April 1963

Customer Account Books (with amount paid in)

Alphabetically by customer; many university and other institutional customers are listed by location. For example, Johns Hopkins University is listed under “B” for Baltimore. 2 loose-leaf notebooks.

A-Z 1928-1954
L-Z ca. 1928-1945 (Shelf)


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