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Thomas James Wise:

An Inventory of His Collection at the Harry Ransom Center

Creator: Wise, Thomas James, 1859-1937
Title: Thomas James Wise Collection
Dates: 1852-1975, undated
Extent: 33 document boxes (13.86 linear feet), 2 galley folders (gf)
Abstract: Thomas James Wise was an English book collector and biographer who became known for literary forgeries and stolen documents that were resold or authenticated by him. His collection consists of bibliographies and catalogs created by Wise and miscellaneous manuscripts and correspondence relating to Wise’s forgeries and life.
Call Number: Manuscript Collection MS-4564
Language: English
Access: Open for research. Part or all of this collection is housed off-site and may require up to three business days' notice for access in the Ransom Center's Reading and Viewing Room. Please contact the Center before requesting this material: reference@hrc.utexas.edu.

Acquisition: Purchases and gifts, 1961-1991 (R1001, R1565, R4510, R4998, R5121, R5874, R6134, R7017, R7838, R9080, R11234, G8991, G1017)
Processed by: Heather Bollinger, Hagan Barber, 2012 Note: This finding aid replicates some information previously available only in a card catalog. Please see the explanatory note at the end of this finding aid for information regarding the arrangement of the manuscripts as well as the abbreviations commonly used in descriptions.

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