Mabel McIlvaine papers
Scope and Contents
The Mabel McIlvane papers contain two manuscripts, five letters, and one newspaper clipping. The manuscripts are in Mabel McIlvaine's hand and are texts of her lectures on bookbinding, one an historical overview delivered to the West End Women's Club, and one titled "The New Movement in Bookbinding," delivered to the alumnae of the University of Chicago on January 12, 1901. The five letters were written to McIlvaine in New York and Florence, Italy, by Octave Uzanne during 1906 and 1907. They focus on Uzanne's ideas for an "historical and documentary study of the illustration of books, from the 14th to the 17th century," which he hoped would be published by the Grolier Club in New York; Uzanne asked for advice and intercession on his behalf. The newspaper clipping mentions McIlvaine's translation of Uzanne's work on French bookbinders of the eighteenth century, published by the Caxton Club of Chicago in 1904.
- Creation: 1901 - 1907
Conditions Governing Access
This collection is open to researchers.
Biographical information on Mabel McIlvane
Mabel McIlvaine was an American librarian and historian, of Chicago and New York.
.21 Linear Feet (1 document box)
The collection contains manuscripts, correspondence, and clippings pertaining to historical bookbinding practices.
Cary Graphic Arts Collection
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Purchased from Stephen and Carol Resnick, 2004.
Collection was processed by Sandra Markham, date unknown. Finding aid encoded from MARC record by Ella von Holtum in April 2020.
- Mabel McIlvaine papers
- Cary Graphic Arts Collection
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- Ella von Holtum
- April 2020
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