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William H. Cogswell letters

Identifier: Mss 0034-080

Collection Overview

The collection consists of 8 handwritten letters from William Harvey Cogswell to his son Julius E. Cogswell. The letters, which were written between 1887 and 1888, include information on the family printing business and purchasing notes and prices for books. The collection also includes one letter to J.B. Lippincott & Co. (1887) requesting price quotes and discounts on book purchases, and one letter from William H. Morrison (1887). Morrison was a law bookseller and publisher in New York and Washington, D.C. The letter concerns book purchases made by Walker, Evans & Cogswell Co.


  • Creation: 1887-1888


Language of Material

Materials in English.

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research.

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Biographical Note

William Harvey Cogswell (1831-1902) was a printer and binder with Walker, Evans & Cogswell Co. of Charleston, South Carolina. When William H. Cogswell joined the firm in 1855 it was known as Walker & Evans. From 1856-1860, it was called Walker, Evans & Company. During the American Civil War, the company moved to Columbia, South Carolina, and operated under the name Evans & Cogswell, Confederate Government Printers and Lithographers. It was finally incorporated under the name Walker, Evans & Cogswell Co. in 1887.


1 folder (10 items) : 16 leaves ; 20-28 cm.

Inventory of the William H. Cogswell Letters, 1887-1888
Processed by: Special Collections staff; finding aid created by: Special Collections staff
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