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Ernest Dressel North Fonds

Ernest Dressel North Fonds

Physical Description

1,5 cm of textual records



Biographical Sketch / Administrative History

Scope and Content

The fonds contains correspondence concerning a dinner in honour of Sir William Osler at the University Club, New York, organized by Beverly Chew, M. Taylor Pyne, Edward G. Kennedy, William Augustus White, Frederick R. Halsey and Ernest Dressel North in 1913. The fonds includes 74 original letters. E.D. North managed the correspondence for the event, which included numerous bibliophiles.

Finding Aids

Inventory list available.

Custodial History

Gift of Elizabeth A. Swaim, Special Collection Librarian and University Archivist, Olin Library, Wesleyan University, Middletown, Connecticut, U.S.A., 11 January 1979, who received it from Ernest D. North, namesake of Ernest Dressel North, a rare book expert in New York and 1924 Wesleyan graduate, in Summer 1978. Old accession number 619.


The documents are in English.

Source of Supplied Title Proper

Based on the documents in the fonds

Retrieval Number




North, Ernest Dressel
Osler, Sir William, 1849-1919