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Benjamin R. Tucker papers

Title
Benjamin R. Tucker papers, 1860s-1970s, bulk (1870s-1930s).
Author
Tucker, Benjamin Ricketson, 1854-1939.
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Box 1Mixed materialRequest in advanceAvailableMssCol 3040 Box 1Schwarzman Building - Manuscripts & Archives Room 328

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Description
27 linear feet (39 boxes and 40 v.)
Uniform Title
  • Liberty.
  • The Radical review.
Subjects
Genre/Form
  • Cabinet photographs.
  • Cartes-de-visite.
  • Photoprints.
Note
  • are held in the Berg Collection at the New York Public Library.
Access (note)
  • Restricted access;
Additional Formats (note)
  • available on microfilm;
  • available on microfilm;
  • available on microfilm;
  • available on microfilm;
Biography (note)
  • Benjamin Ricketson Tucker (1854-1939) was the publisher of the anarchist publication Liberty from 1881 to 1908, and The Radical Review, 1877 and 1878; owner of the Unique Bookshop in New York City; specialist in and translator of Pierre Joseph Proudhon; and publisher of works considered radical at the time, such as Walt Whitman's Leaves of Grass, Tolstoy's Kreutzer Sonata, and Oscar Wilde's Ballad of Reading Gaol. After his bookstore was destroyed by fire in 1908, Tucker moved to France and lived there until his death.
Language (note)
  • in French.
Processing Action (note)
  • Cataloged
Call Number
MssCol 3040
Author
Tucker, Benjamin Ricketson, 1854-1939.
Title
Benjamin R. Tucker papers, 1860s-1970s, bulk (1870s-1930s).
Additional Formats
Correspondence with John Henry Mackay available on microfilm; New York Public Library.
Joseph Labadie folder available on microfilm; New York Public Library.
Correspondence with Sidney Morse available on microfilm; New York Public Library.
Tucker's autobiography available on microfilm; New York Public Library.
Summary
Collection consists of correspondence, business and personal records, manuscripts of Tucker's translations from Proudhon, scrapbooks, photographs, material concerning his relationship with Victoria Claflin Woodhull, and anarchist books, periodicals and pamphlets. Correspondence, some of which is in French, dates from ca. 1866 to 1950. Tucker's correspondents were friends, political colleagues, readers of Liberty, and representatives of journals, publishing houses, and various organizations. Miscellaneous papers, 1870s-1930s, include records of the Unique Bookshop, of Liberty and The Radical Review, and of Tucker's activities as a book publisher; photographs (chiefly cabinet card and carte de visite portraits) of radicals and others, notably major European cultural figures; biographical miscellany of a variety of political and cultural figures; manuscript of Tucker's autobiography; and autobiographical file with correspondence, notes, essays, and other personal papers. Scrapbooks, 1870s-1930s, contain clippings of articles on political, literary and other topics. Also, large group of anarchist books, periodicals and pamphlets, 1860s-1970s, in various languages; some engineering books; books and pamphlets published by Oriole Press; and books and other printed materials on medical matters.
Restricted Access
Restricted access; Manuscripts and Archives Division; Permit must be requested at the division indicated.
Biography
Benjamin Ricketson Tucker (1854-1939) was the publisher of the anarchist publication Liberty from 1881 to 1908, and The Radical Review, 1877 and 1878; owner of the Unique Bookshop in New York City; specialist in and translator of Pierre Joseph Proudhon; and publisher of works considered radical at the time, such as Walt Whitman's Leaves of Grass, Tolstoy's Kreutzer Sonata, and Oscar Wilde's Ballad of Reading Gaol. After his bookstore was destroyed by fire in 1908, Tucker moved to France and lived there until his death.
Language
Some correspondence in French.
Finding Aids
Collection guide available in repository and on internet.
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Occupation
Anarchists.
Authors.
Editors.
Publishers.
Translators.
Added Author
Andrews, Emery A.
Almy, Charles.
Andrews, Stephen Pearl, 1812-1886.
Augustus, E.L.
Armand, E. (Emile), 1872-1962.
Bailie, William.
Bernhardt, Sarah, 1844-1923.
Bool, Henry W.
Byington, Steven T.
Cohen, Henry, 1864-
Cohen, Thyrza.
Cruzan, C.L.
Eastman, Max, 1883-1969.
Fifield, Arthur C.
Fullerton, William Morton, 1865-1952.
Greene, William Batchelder, 1819-1878.
Heywood, Ezra H. (Ezra Harvey), 1829-1893.
Ishill, Joseph.
Freeman-Ishill, Rose.
Labadie, Jo, 1850-1933.
Labadie, Laurance, 1896-1975.
Mackay, John Henry, 1864-1933.
Macdonald, George Everett Hussey, 1857-1944.
Morse, Sidney H.
Shaw, Bernard, 1856-1950.
Steffens, Lincoln, 1866-1936.
Spooner, Lysander, 1808-1887.
Swartz, Clarence Lee.
Schumm, George F.
Sachs, Emanie N.
Tuck, Edward, 1842-1938.
Warren, Josiah, 1798-1874.
Whitlock, Brand, 1869-1934.
Whitman, Walt, 1819-1892.
Wood, Charles Erskine Scott, 1852-1944.
Woodhull, Victoria C. (Victoria Claflin), 1838-1927.
Yarros, Victor S.
Oriole Press (Berkeley Heights, N.J.)
Added Title
Liberty.
The Radical review.
LCCN
ms 73000718
Research Call Number
MssCol 3040
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