Mark Collins

Teacher and family history researcher. My current interests are libraries of the famous and not so famous. What did they read and does that provide any insight into their lives and who they were?

Bell’s Volta B…

Bell’s Volta Bureau in Georgetown

 

http://www.nps.gov/nr/travel/wash/dc14.htm

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John Anderson, Jr. Auction Results

In the book American Book Prices Current, 1903 one can find the prices realized for books that were auctioned in 1902.

http://books.google.com/books?id=U34DAAAAYAAJ&printsec=frontcover&dq=american+book+prices+current+1903&hl=en&ei=QVYbTu9giMOBB6OX5MAP&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=1&ved=0CEQQ6AEwAA#v=snippet&q=collins%20sale&f=false

 

 

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Robert Burns on postage stamps

Came across this gem while doing some philatelic research.

http://www.scotiana.com/scotlands-national-poet-bard-robert-burns-1759-1796-on-postage-stamps/

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Anderson Auction

This article appeared in the New York Times. Note the mispelling of the last name. It appears that the l faded and separated and was read as an ‘i’.

JWR Auction 1902

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This article was published in the New York Times. Note that the ‘l’ separated and was read as an ‘i’.

JWR Auction 1902

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James Watson Reid Collins

James Watson Reid Collins

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JWR Collins Obituary

JWR Collins Obit

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