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Smith, Alexander Howland, 1859- (Antique Smith)

 Person

Dates

  • Existence: 1859-

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Bibliotheca Fictiva Manuscript Collection: Part of the Arthur & Janet Freeman Collection of Literary & Historical Forgery

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0580
Overview Starting on a shoestring budget as a graduate student at Harvard, where he also entered the antiquarian book trade as co-founder of Ximenes Rare Books in 1961, Arthur began to collect for himself, generally in the area of his academic specialty, Elizabethan drama, focusing in particular on the long career of the nineteenth-century English scholar-forger John Payne Collier an interest later revived through close collaboration with Arthurs wife, co-author, and business partner Janet Ing Freeman....