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John Work Garrett Library records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MS-GAR-028
The John Work Garrett Library was assembled by two generations of the philanthropic Garrett family. This collection consists of records spanning the 1800s-1940s pertaining to the collection of works in the John Work Garrett library, including correspondence with book and manuscript dealers, book presses, museums, and individuals.

Dates

  • 1800s-1940s

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is housed off-site and requires 48-hours' notice for retrieval. Contact Special Collections for more information.

Collection is open for use.

Conditions Governing Use

Single copies may be made for research purposes. Researchers are responsible for determining any copyright questions. It is not necessary to seek our permission as the owner of the physical work to publish or otherwise use public domain materials that we have made available for use, unless Johns Hopkins University holds the copyright.

Extent

4.35 Cubic Feet (3 full-sized letter document boxes. 2 record center cartons, 1 full-sized legal document box, 1 half-sized legal document box)

Biographical / Historical

The John Work Garrett Library is located at Evergreen Museum & Library, the former home of Ambassador John Work Garrett and his wife, Alice Warder Garrett.

The John Work Garrett Library is one of the five Sheridan Libraries and part of Evergreen Museum & Library at Johns Hopkins University. Housed in a former Gilded Age mansion surrounded by Italian-style gardens, the collections were assembled by two generations of the philanthropic Garrett family. The museum includes fine and decorative arts, as well as the working library of rare books and manuscripts.

Historical information adapated from https://www.library.jhu.edu/library-departments/special-collections/historic-collection-at-john-work-garrett-library/, accessed 2018 February 26.

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of records spanning the 1800s-1940s pertaining to the collection of works in the John Work Garrett library, including correspondence with book and manuscript dealers, book presses, museums, and individuals. Provenance information, book lists, pamphlets, and bills are also present in the collection.

Other Finding Aids

An offline inventory exists for this collection. Please contact Special Collections for more information.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

This collection was donated to the University from the estate of John Work Garrett.

Processing Information

There is no known processing information for this collection.

Repository Details

Part of the John Work Garrett Library (Evergreen Museum and Library) Repository

Contact:
4545 N. Charles Street
Baltimore MD 21218 USA