NICHOLS, George Livingston Checklist of Books Presented to the Grolier Club
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George Livingston Nichols, collector: Books Presented to the Grolier Club and for Its Benefit. 1938

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RLIN ID No.

NYGG06-A0

 

Main Entry

Nichols, George Livingston, collector.

Title

Checklist of books presented to the Grolier Club and sold for its benefit; compiled by Ruth S. Granniss] 1938.

Physical Description

1 binder (145 leaves)

Biographical Note

George Livingston Nichols, a book collector resident in Katonah New York with a law office on Wall Street, was a member of the Grolier Club from 1893 until his death in 1932. His main collecting interests were in the fields of English and American literature. After the Nichols' death, his family presented the Club with 500 volumes from his library, most of them to be offered for sale to members for the benefit of the Club. This sale took place in late 1938. Monies realized were put toward the support of the Library.

Scope and Contents

Typescript checklist of books presented to the Grolier Club from the library of the late George Livingston Nicholas, complied by Club Librarian Ruth S. Granniss. The collection also contains a folder of correspondence between the Librarian and persons concerned with the presentation and sale, including some correspondence with Livingston’s daughters in 1941 regarding donations of family books to a sale for the benefit of the British War Relief Fund.

General Note

Title devised by cataloger.

Names

Granniss, Ruth S. (Ruth Shepard), 1872-1954. .

Livingston, George Nichols, d. 1932.

Grolier Club.

Grolier Club. Library.

Subjects

Book collectors. New York (State). Katonah. 20th century.

Book collecting. New York (State). New York. 20th century.

Genres

Checklists. New York (State). New York. 20th century.

Typescripts. New York (State). New York. 20th century.

Occupation (as reflected in collection)

Book collectors. New York (State). Katonah. 20th century.

Book collectors. New York  (State). New York. 20th century.

Location

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

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