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Special Collections & Archives

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Galesburg, IL 61401

Bookfellows Miscellany
Literary Manuscript Collection

Scope Notes: This is an artificial collection begun by the Order of the Bookfellows, a literary society founded by George S. Seymour (1878-1945) and Flora Warren Seymour (1888-1948). The collection was donated to the college in 1952 and processing was continued by the Knox College archivist until 1980. The collection includes documents and letters in a great range and variety written by notable people. Included are items from authors, scientists, American Presidents, politicians and other historical figures.

Collection range: 1754-1976
Collection size: 5 inches
Donor: Order of the Bookfellows