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Frank P. O'Brien papers,

Title
Frank P. O'Brien papers, 1862-1922.
Author
O'Brien, Frank P.
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Description
1 linear foot (1 box)
Subjects
Genre/Form
Photographs.
Access (note)
  • Restricted access;
Source (note)
  • O'Brien, Frank P.
Biography (note)
  • Frank P. O'Brien, a dentist in New York City, was a collector of Beadle and Adams dime novels and half-dime novels.
Processing Action (note)
  • Cataloged
Call Number
MssCol 2275
Author
O'Brien, Frank P.
Title
Frank P. O'Brien papers, 1862-1922.
Restricted Access
Restricted access; Manuscripts and Archives Division; Permit must be requested at the division indicated.
Summary
Collection consists of correspondence, manuscripts, copyrights, certificates of deposit, miscellaneous accounts and notes, and printed matter. Personal correspondence includes letters, 1865-1921, from authors of the dime novels mostly to Dr. O'Brien. Manuscripts are of short stories by Beadle authors and various manuscripts for a prize contest. Also, copyrights, 1867-1869, issued by the Library of Congress; certificates of deposit, 1862-1869, of title pages for copyright; Beadle related letters, accounts and notes, 1865-1897; and newsclippings concerning dime novels.
Biography
Frank P. O'Brien, a dentist in New York City, was a collector of Beadle and Adams dime novels and half-dime novels. These novels were published from 1859 to 1905 (Orville J. Victor was the editor). Dr. O'Brien was known as "the living authority on the affairs of the House of Beadle".
Finding Aids
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Added Author
Beadle, Erastus Flavel.
Beadle and Adams (1872-1898).
Research Call Number
MssCol 2275
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