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Richard Rogers Bowker papers

Title
Richard Rogers Bowker papers, 1856-1958.
Author
Bowker, R. R. (Richard Rogers), 1848-1933.
Supplementary Content
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Description
61 linear feet (126 boxes).
Uniform Title
  • Publishers weekly.
  • Library journal.
  • Evening mail (New York, N.Y.)
Subjects
Genre/Form
  • Diaries.
  • Journals.
  • Photographs.
Access (note)
  • Restricted access;
Additional Formats (note)
  • available on microfilm;
Source (note)
  • Bowker, Richard Rogers - Estate; Weinberg, Rose
Biography (note)
  • Richard Rogers Bowker (1848-1933) was editor of the New York Evening Mail newspaper, editor and publisher of Publishers Weekly and the Library Journal, and executive with several power companies, including the Edison Electric Illuminating Co. of New York. He was active in political reform and was a founder of the Independent Republican Mugwump movement. He also served as secretary of the American Free Trade League.
Processing Action (note)
  • Cataloged
Call Number
MssCol 355
Author
Bowker, R. R. (Richard Rogers), 1848-1933.
Title
Richard Rogers Bowker papers, 1856-1958.
Additional Formats
Correspondence with Ainsworth Rand Spofford available on microfilm; New York Public Library.
Summary
Records consist of general and family correspondence, personal papers, subject papers, writings and speeches, diaries and travel journals, financial records, papers of Bowker's father, Daniel Rogers Bowker, scrapbooks, photographs, printed matter, and memorabilia. General correspondence reflects R.R. Bowker's business affairs as well as his interest in tariff reform, free trade, copyright law, library science, civil service, and political reform. Other materials include family correspondence, 1857-1932; personal papers containing items such as childhood letters, school reports, family records, and letters of condolence; and subject papers relating to copyright, the Edison Electric Illuminating Co., free trade and tariff reform, and his biography. Also, letterbooks for the period from 1875 to 1913; Bowker's writings and speeches; diaries, 1859-1932; and travel journals from the 1860s to 1926 for trips in the United States, the West Indies, Europe, the Near East, and around the world in 1898. Financial records include accounts for personal and some business expenses, bank books, cancelled checks, and personal ledgers, 1893-1910.
Papers of Daniel Rogers Bowker consist of correspondence concerning business and family matters and patent papers, 1893-1895, for improvements to grain storage warehouses. Collection contains personal and political scrapbooks, 1868-1958; photographs; printed matter with issues of various newspapers, political material, pamphlets, and clippings; and memorabilia.
Restricted Access
Restricted access; Manuscripts and Archives Division; Permit must be requested at the division indicated.
Biography
Richard Rogers Bowker (1848-1933) was editor of the New York Evening Mail newspaper, editor and publisher of Publishers Weekly and the Library Journal, and executive with several power companies, including the Edison Electric Illuminating Co. of New York. He was active in political reform and was a founder of the Independent Republican Mugwump movement. He also served as secretary of the American Free Trade League.
Finding Aids
Collection guide available in repository and on internet.
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Occupation
Publishers.
Editors.
Added Author
Atkinson, Edward, 1827-1905.
Bowker, Daniel Rogers, 1820-
Bowker, Alice G. Mitchell, 1865-1941.
Bowker, Caroline Theresa.
Dewey, Melvil, 1851-1931.
Earle, Abraham L.
Edison, Thomas A. (Thomas Alva), 1847-1931.
Fletcher, William Isaac, 1844-1917.
Ford, Worthington Chauncey, 1858-1941.
Growoll, Adolph G., 1859-1909.
Hiscox, Edwin T., 1847-1926.
Hutchison, Miller Reese.
Isles, George.
Johnson, Robert Underwood, 1853-1937.
Leypoldt, Augusta H.
Milbury, Arthur Wellesley.
Peabody, George Foster, 1852-1938.
Putnam, George Haven, 1844-1930.
Putnam, Herbert, 1861-1955.
Ritchie, Anne Thackeray, 1837-1919.
Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919.
Shepard, Edward Morse, 1850-1911.
Solberg, Thorvald, 1852-1949.
Spofford, Ainsworth Rand, 1852-1908.
Trask, Spencer, 1844-1909.
Wells, David A. (David Ames), 1828-1898.
Wheeler, Everett Pepperrell, 1840-1925.
American Free Trade League.
American Library Association.
American Copyright League.
Association of Edison Illuminating Companies.
Brooklyn Institute of Arts and Sciences.
City Club of New York.
De Laval Separator Company.
Edison Electric Illuminating Co. of New York.
Edison Pioneers.
Harper Brothers.
Houghton Mifflin Company.
Library of Congress.
National Association of Book Publishers.
Print Publishers Association of America.
Reform Club (New York, N.Y.)
Republican Party (N.Y.)
Society for Political Education.
Added Title
Publishers weekly.
Library journal.
Evening mail (New York, N.Y.)
LCCN
ms 70001712
Research Call Number
MssCol 355
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