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Papers, 1932,1953-1962, of Percy H. Muir at the Lilly Library, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana
Lilly Library (Indiana University, Bloomington)
1200 E. Seventh St.
Bloomington, IN 47405-5500
Muir, Percy H. (Percy Horace), 1894-1979.
Materials are in English
The Gawsworth mss. consist of letters and cards from British bookseller Percival Horace Muir, 1894-1979 to poet John Gawsworth, the pseudonym used by Terence Ian Fytton Armstrong, 1912-1970.
This collection is open for research.
British bookseller, antiquarian book dealer, author, bibliographer. Percival Horace Muir was the founder and first president, 1945-1947, of the Antiquarian Booksellers Association. He was also the first president of the International League of Antiquarian Booksellers (ILAB), 1948-1950.
Collection is arranged chronologically.
The Gawsworth mss. consist of letters and cards from British bookseller Percival Horace Muir, 1894-1979 to poet John Gawsworth, the pseudonym used by Terence Ian Fytton Armstrong, 1912-1970. The two earliest items relate to Gawsworth's bibliographical work Ten Contemporaries. The remaining letters focus on Muir's payments or offers of payment for books and manuscripts scouted by Gawsworth to sell to Muir for the book trade. There is one letter in the file not to Gawsworth but to a patron of his named W.R. Hipwell, 19 February 1955.
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Photocopying permitted only with the permission of the Curator of Manuscripts, Lilly Library