ROWFANT CLUB (CLEVELAND, OHIO). Printed ephemera and associated items, 1901-1997
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Rowfant Club: Printed Ephemera and Associated Items, 1901-1997


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Rowfant Club (Cleveland, Ohio)

Printed ephemera and associated items, 1901-1997 (bulk 1917-1957)

Physical Description
2 boxes (.8 linear ft.)
ca. 100 items

Historical/Biographical Note
Established 1892 in Cleveland, Ohio. The club maintains its original purposes of providing a forum for the “critical study of books” and the publication of privately printed editions for its members. Each year it presents a full program of meetings in its own clubhouse on Prospect Street East in Cleveland. The club was named for Rowfant, the home of Frederick Locker-Lampson, a 19th century English poet and book collector who gave the undertaking his blessing.

Scope and Contents
Printed ephemera (invitations, announcements, etc.) issued by the Rowfant Club of Cleveland, Ohio. File also includes copies four letters from Grolier Club (a New York Bibliophile Society) to the Rowfant Club (1901-1917) and correspondence between Rowfant Club and Grolier Club librarians Robert Nikirk (1977-1978) and Martin Antonetti (1992-1995). There is also a copy of Introduction to the Rowfant Club of Cleveland that includes historical background.

General Note
Title devised by cataloger.

Antonetti, Martin C. Correspondence.
Locker-Lampson, Frederick, 1821-1895.
Nikirk, Robert. Correspondence.
Grolier Club.
Rowfant Club (Cleveland, Ohio). History.

Book clubs. Ohio. Cleveland.
Book collecting. Ohio. Cleveland

Ephemera. Ohio. Cleveland. 20th century.

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