Alexander McMillan Welch bookplate collection, ca. 1700-1930.
2 linear ft. ( 4 boxes)
Columbia University Ph.B. 1890, Architecture, 1915.
American, English and French bookplates from private and institutional libraries. Box four contains some related correspondence concerning Welch's collecting and exchanging of bookplates. Four letters are from the English painter-etcher, Charles William Sherborn, who designed a bookplate for Mrs. Welch. The original etched plate is also enclosed.
This collection is located on-site.
This collection has no restrictions.
Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. Permission to publish material from the collection must be requested from the Curator of Manuscripts/University Archivist, Rare Book and Manuscript Library (RBML). The RBML approves permission to publish that which it physically owns; the responsibility to secure copyright permission rests with the patron.
See also: James M. Baldwin Bookplate Collection (NYCR90-A25) and the S. E. Blake Bookplate Collection (NYCR90-A28).
Gift of Mrs Alexander M. Welch, ca.1948; transferred from the Avery Library, 1974.