This collection was the gift of Howard J. Garber to Case Western Reserve University from 1979 to 1993.
Dr. Howard Garber, who donated the materials in the Howard J. Garber Manuscript Collection, is a former Clevelander and alumnus of Case Western Reserve University. Between 1979 and 1993, Dr. Garber donated over 2,000 autograph letters, documents and books to the Department of Special Collections. Dr. Garber's interest in history, particularly British royalty led to his affinity for collecting manuscripts. The collection focuses primarily on political, historical and literary figures in Great Britain and includes signatures of all the Prime Ministers and First Lords of the Treasury. Many interesting items can be found in the collection, including letters from Elizabeth Barrett Browning and Robert Browning Thomas Hardy, Queen Victoria, Prince Albert, King George III, and Virginia Woolf. Descriptions of the Garber Collection books containing autographs and tipped-in letters can be found in the online catalog.
Box 1 [oversize location noted in description]
Abbott, Charles (1762-1832) English Jurist.
ALS, 1 p., n.d., n.p., to ?
A'Beckett, Gilbert A. (1811-1856) Comic Writer.
ALS, 3p., April 7, 1848, Mount Temple, to Morris Barnett.
Abercrombie, Lascelles. (1881-1938) Poet and Literary Critic.
A.L.S., 1 p., March 5, n.y., Sheffield, to M----? & Hughes.
Aberdeen, George Hamilton Gordon (1784-1860) British Prime Minister.
ALS, 1 p., June 8, 1827, n.p., to Augustous John Fischer.
ANS, 1 p., August 9, 1839, n.p., to Mr. Wright.
ALS, 1 p., January 10, 1853, London, to Cosmos Innes.
Abernathy, John (1746-1831) British Surgeon.
ALS, 2 p., March 6, 1913, n.p., to Dr. De Lys. [Box 23]
Acton, Charles Januarius Edward (1803-1847) Cardinal.
ALS, 4 p., n.d., London, to ?
Addison, Joseph (1672-1719) English Essayist.
ALS, 1 p., August 4, 1714, St. James, to the Duke of Ormond.
DS, 1 p., October 8, 1717, Whitehall.
Adelaide, (1792-1849) Queen of England, Wife of William IV.