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Arnold Yates Paper Collection

Abstract

Title:
Arnold Yates Paper Collection
Author/Creator:
Yates, Arnold
Collection number:
2010-138
Size:
0.5 linear feet
Bulk dates:
1949-1959
Inclusive dates:
1850-1976
Collection Area:
Literature and Rare Books
Repository:
Special Collections, University of Maryland Libraries, Hornbake Library, College Park, MD 20742. Tel: 301-405-9212, Fax: 301-314-2709, Email: askhornbake@umd.edu
Abstract:

Arnold Yates, 1900-1971, born in Cheshire, UK, was apprenticed as a tool-maker at age 14. Through his membership in the Liverpool Branch of the Independent Labour Party and his own interest and study, he became an expert on William Morris and began collecting Morris materials. In 1919, he opened a bookshop in Liverpool, but, in 1921, joined Messers A. E. Parry and Co., Booksellers, eventually selling the business in 1949 and retiring to the Cotswolds. A bibliophile and collector from adolescence, he never realized his dream of operating a private press. The Arnold Yates Collection contains correspondence to Yates, published and unpublished writings on paper and paper manufacturing, paper samples, and a privately published pamphlet about Yates. The entire collection spans the period from 1850 to 1976 with the majority of the materials falling between 1949 and 1959.

Important Information for Users of the Collection

Restrictions:

This collection is unprocessed, and may require pre-screening before viewing. Please contact the Archives and Manuscripts Department for more information.

Preferred citation:

Arnold Yates Paper Collection, Special Collections, University of Maryland Libraries.

Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/1903.1/8637
Publication rights:

Photocopies of original materials may be provided for a fee and at the discretion of the curator. Please see our Duplication of Materials policy for more information. Queries regarding publication rights and copyright status of materials within this collection should be directed to the appropriate curator.

Status:

This collection is currently UNPROCESSED. This abstract may represent one of many unprocessed accessions in this collection. Please contact the Curator of Literature and Rare Books for more information.