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Alexandre Vattemare papers

Title
Alexandre Vattemare papers, 1817-1889, bulk (1839-1864)
Author
Vattemare, Alexandre, 1796-1864.
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Description
5 linear feet (13 boxes)
Subjects
Genre/Form
Scrapbooks.
Access (note)
  • Restricted access;
Source (note)
  • Bigelow, John and Grace
Biography (note)
  • Alexandre Vattemare (1796-1864) was a French ventriloquist, impersonator and library founder.
Language (note)
  • in French and Italian.
Indexes/Finding Aids (note)
  • Finding aid available in repository and on internet.
Processing Action (note)
  • Cataloged
Call Number
MssCol 3149
Author
Vattemare, Alexandre, 1796-1864.
Title
Alexandre Vattemare papers, 1817-1889, bulk (1839-1864)
Restricted Access
Restricted access; Manuscripts and Archives Division; Permit must be requested at the division indicated.
Summary
Collection consists of correspondence, book lists, reports, newsclippings, and other papers pertaining mainly to Vattemare's interest in international library exchange and the formation of public libraries. Correspondence, 1817-1889, is with academic institutions, museums, libraries, government agencies, officials, and friends in the U.S. and Europe and concerns Vattemare's system of international exchange between libraries. Also, lists of books and documents, reports to and by Vattemare, exhibition registers, and scrapbook of clippings regarding international library exchange.
Biography
Alexandre Vattemare (1796-1864) was a French ventriloquist, impersonator and library founder. After a successful career as an entertainer, he devoted his fortune and time to the formation of a system of international library exchange of books, documents and other materials. He was active in the creation of public libraries and was a founder of the Boston Public Library.
Language
Some materials in French and Italian.
Indexes
Finding aid available in repository and on internet.
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Occupation
Philanthropists.
Added Author
Edwards, Everett, 1794-1865.
Boston Public Library.
LCCN
ms 74000572
Research Call Number
MssCol 3149
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