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A

  • Alcock, George
    • Inventory in Morison, Samuel Eliot. "The Library of George Alcock, Medical Student, 1676." Publications of the Colonial Society of Massachusetts, Vol. XXVIII (1930-1933). Boston: CSM, 1935, pp. 350-357.
  • Alsop, Richard
    • Catalogue of books, for sale, belonging to the library of Richard Alsop, Esq. of Middletown, (Con) deceased; : comprising many valuable and rare works; and including a number of books in the French and Italian languages, with a few in Latin and German. [New York? : Published by I. Riley?, 1815?]. Broadsheet, only copy at AAS.

B

  • Ball, Margaret
    • Probate Inventory.
    • Records of sale, Thom Family Papers, Mss1 T3602 a41-42 at the Virginia Historical Society. Need copy.
  • Barlas, William
    • A catalogue of scarce and valuable book, belonging to the estate of the late William Barlas, bookseller, deceased, to be sold at public auction, by Robert McMenomy, corner of Wall and Water Streets, New-York, on the 12th of of May next [1817]. Sale to commence at 4 o'clock P.M. New-York, 1817. Shaw-Shoemaker 40140.
  • Barnard, Rev. Thomas
    • Catalogue of a large collection of books, beloging to the late Reverend Thomas Barnard, D.D. Consisting of between 5 and 600 volumes in Divinity, History, Philosophy, &c. To be sold by auction, at Jona P. Saunders's store, Market Street, Salem [MA], on Friday, 21st April [1815] inst. Sale to commence at 9 o'clock, A.M. [Salem, 1815]. Shaw-Shoemaker 35857.
  • Belcher, Jonathan
    • Books deeded to the College of New Jersey (now Princeton) in 1755. List in David Crockett, First American Born: The Life and Journal of Jonathan Belcher, the First-Known, American-Born Freemason (Heritage Books, 1992), pp. 239-244.
  • Belknap, Jeremy
    • MHS Proceedings, 1st Ser. Vol. 1, pp. 17-22 (Belknap Donation, 1791)
    • MHS Proceedings, 1st Ser. Vol. 3, pp. 285-389 (Elizabeth Belknap Donation, 1858)
    • Cushing, John D. et al., eds. Catalogue of Books in the Massachusetts Historical Library: An Annotated Edition of the 1796 Library Catalogue of the Massachusetts Historical Society. Boston: MHS, 1996.
    • Extant copies at Massachusetts Historical Society.
  • Brewster, Love
    • Estate Inventory, Plymouth Colony Wills and Inventories, I:89-91. In Emma C. Brewster Jones, The Brewster genealogy, 1566-1907. NY: Grafton Press, 1908, pp. 29-30.
  • Brewster, William
    • MHS Proceedings 2d Ser. Vol. 3, pp. 265-274 (Inventory Transcribed).
    • MHS Proceedings 2d Ser. Vol. 5, pp. 37-85 (Title List).
  • Byrd, William (of Westover)
    • Keep, Austin Baxter. A catalogue of books in the library at Westover, belonging to William Byrd, Esq. [Philadelphia? : s.n., between 1729 and 1740?]
    • Hayes, Kevin J. The library of William Byrd of Westover. Madison, WI: Madison House, 1997.

C

  • Carey, Mathew
    • Catalogue of the library of M. Carey, Philadelphia. Philadelphia: Printed by Joseph R.A. Skerrett, 1822. Need copy.
  • Carter, Robert
    • "A Catalogue of books in the library of 'Councillor' Robert Carter, at Nomini Hall, Westmoreland County, Va." William and Mary Quarterly 10:4 (April, 1902), pp. 232-241.
    • "A Catalogue of books in the library of 'Councillor' Robert Carter, at Nomini Hall, Westmoreland County, Va." William and Mary Quarterly 11:1 (July, 1902), pp. 21-28.
  • Chandler, Thomas Bradbury
    • Catalogue of books, for sale by Mrs. Chandler, in Elizabeth-Town, New-Jersey; being the library of the late Rev. Dr. Chandler, deceased. Elizabeth-Town [N.J.]: Printed by Shepard Kollock., M,DCC,XC. [1790]. Evans 22399.
  • Cobb, David
    • "Inventory of sundry Books, belonging to the Estate of Gen'l. David Cobb deceas'd." David Cobb Papers, Massachusetts Historical Society.
  • Curwin, George
    • A catalogue of curious and valuable books, (which mostly belonged to the Reverend Mr. George Curwin, late of Salem, deceased) consisting of divinity, philosophy, history, poetry, &c. Generally well bound. To be sold by auction, at the house of Mr. Elisha Odlin .... Boston: Franklin, 1718. Evans 1953.

D

  • Dabney, John
    • Valuable catalogue of books, being the extensive library belonging to John Dabney, Esq. Consisting of between 6 and 7000 volumes, in divinity, history, philosophy, travels, biography, voyages, memoirs, novels, &c. To be sold at auction, at the store, corner of Liberty-Street ..... Salem, by Jonathan P. Saunders, Auctioneer, on Tuesday, 8th September [1818], and each successive day till all are sold, commencing each day at half-past 8 o'clock. [Salem, 1818]. Shaw-Shoemaker 46626.
    • Wikipedia article.
  • Dolbeare, Benjamin Jr.
    • "A Catalogue of Books belonging to Benj. Dolbear junr. Mar: 8 1763." Dolbeare Family Papers, Massachusetts Historical Society.

E

  • Eliot, John
    • Libraries of Edward Jenner and Thomas Weld I, listed in Robinson, Charles F. and Robin Robinson. "Three Early Massachusetts Libraries," Publications of the Colonial Society of Massachusetts, Vol. XXVII (Transactions, 1930-1933), pp. 107-156.

F

  • Frazier, Nathan
    • Sale at auction, December 29, 1802, [Boston, Mass.], of library of the late Nathan Frazier, Esq., sold by order of Mr. Joseph Head, executor of the estate of sd. Frazier, deceased. Manuscript, 11 pp., at New England Historic Genealogical Society (Mss C 2678). Need copy.
    • Catalogue of books belonging to the late Nathan Frazier’s library, : for sale, at auction, at S. Bradford’s office, Boston, on Wednesday Dec. 29, 1802. : Sale at 9 o’clock, A.M. [Boston, 1802]. Only copy at AAS. Need copy.

G

  • Gardner, Dr. Joseph
    • Draft of a probate inventory, Henry Gardner papers, Massachusetts Historical Society.
  • Generic Library
    • Harris, Thaddeus Mason. Seleced [sic] Catalogue of some of the most esteemed publications in the English Language. Proper to form a social library: with an introduction upon the choice of books. Boston: I. Thomas and T. Andrews, 1793.
  • Girard, Stephen
    • Zeil, William. Catalogue of the Personal Library of Stephen Girard 1750-1831. American Philosophical Society, 1990.
    • Schwarz, Robert D. "The Stephen Girard Collection: A selective catalog". Girard College, 1980.
  • Gore, Christopher
    • List of 170 classical titles given to James Gore King, then later to Harvard (now at Gore Place and Harvard).
  • Greene, Ann (Gould)
    • Inventory published in Julius H. Tuttle, "Two Book-Lists: 1668 and 1728," Proceedings of the Colonial Society of Massachusetts, Vol. 24, pp. 64-71.

H

  • Harvard, John
    • Sources to follow.
  • Henry, Patrick
    • Hayes, Kevin J. The Mind of a Patriot: Patrick Henry and the World of Ideas. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2008.
    • Volume at Lillian Goldman Law Library, Yale Law School, record.
  • Hickman, George
    • Inventory in Tyler, Lyon G. "Libraries in Colonial Virginia." William and Mary Quarterly 3:4 (April, 1895), pp. 248-251.

J

  • Jenner, Thomas
    • Robinson, Charles F. and Robin Robinson. "Three Early Massachusetts Libraries," Publications of the Colonial Society of Massachusetts, Vol. XXVII (Transactions, 1930-1933), pp. 107-136.

K

  • King, Rufus
    • Probate inventory.
    • Extant copies at New-York Historical Society
  • King, William
    • Extant copies at Patten Free Library, Bath, ME.
  • Knox, Henry
    • Extant copies at Boston Athenaeum.

L

  • Lee, Richard
  • Estate inventory, 1715. Westmoreland County, VA Transcription.
  • Lee, Richard Henry
    • Estate inventory, 1794. Westmoreland County, VA.
  • Lee, Samuel
    • The library of the late Reverend and learned Mr. Samuel Lee Containing a choice variety of books upon all subjects; particularly, comentaries on the Bible; bodies of divinity. The works as well of the ancient, as of the modern divines; treatises on the mathemeticks, in all parts: history, antiquities; natural philosophy physick, and chymistry; with grammar and school-books. With many more choice books not mentioned in this catalogue. : Exposed at the most easy rates, to sale, by Duncan Cambell, bookseller at the dock-head over-against the conduit. Boston : Printed [by Benjamin Harris] for Duncan Cambell Bookseller at the dock-head over-[a]gain[s]t the conduit., 1693. Evans 645.
  • Livingston, Robert R.
    • Catalogue of books, in the library of the Hon. Robert R. Livingston, of Clermont. February, 1800. Poughkeepsie, State of New-Yokk [sic]-- : Printed by John Woods., --1800. Evans 37839.
  • Lloyd, Edward, IV
    • Wolf, Edwin 2nd. "The Library of Edward Lloyd IV of Wye House." Winterthur Portfolio 5. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1969, pp. 87-121.
  • Logan, James
    • Wolf, Edwin 2nd. The Library of James Logan of Philadelphia, 1674-1751. Philadelphia: Library Company of Philadelphia, 1974.
    • Catalogus Bibliothecae Loganianae being a choice collection of books, as well in the Oriental, Greek and Latin, as in the English, Italian, Spanish, French and other languages.: Given by the late James Logan Esq; of Philadelphia for the use of the publick.: Numbered as they now stand in the library; built by him, in Sixth-Street, over against the State-House Square. Philadelphia : Printed by Peter Miller & Comp., in the year 1760. Need copy.

M

  • M'Kean, Joseph
    • Catalogue of the select library of the late Rev. Joseph M'Kean, D.D. LL.D. Boylston Professor of Rhetoric and Oratory in the University at Cambridge. Boston: Printed by John Eliot, 5, Court-Street, 1818. Shaw-Shoemaker 44657.
  • Mercer, John
    • Library reconstructed from various sources, 1981, by Bennie Brown, Jr., librarian of Gunston Hall.
  • Monroe, James
    • Jones, Gordon W. The Library of James Monroe (1758-1831): 5th president (1816-1824) of the United States. Fredericksburg: James Monroe Museum and Memorial Library and Charlottesville: Bibliographical Society of the University of Virginia, 1967.
    • Catalogue of the Remainder of the Private Library of the Late Col. James Monroe, Ex-President of the United States, and the Private Library of the late Dr. Frederick May. Washington, D.C.: W.W. Morison, 1849.
    • Monroe, James. Catalogue of Books Belonging to James Monroe, July 1810.
    • Boyd, Julian P., et al., eds. The Papers of Thomas Jefferson. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1950-. Book list of 25 items in Vol. 7 on p. 240.
    • Preston, Daniel, et al., eds. The Papers of James Monroe. Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press, 2003-.
    • Extant copies at the James Monroe Museum and Memorial Library, University of Virginia, and other repositories.

N

  • Nelson, William, Jr.
    • Emory G. Evans, "Inventory of the Library of William Nelson, Jr. of Yorktown, Virginia." Williamsburg: The Botetourt Bibliographical Society, 1972.

O

P

  • Paine, Thomas (father of Robert Treat Paine)
    • MHS Proceedings, 1988, pp. 100-127. Edited version of the Catalogus Librorum from the Robert Treat Paine papers, MHS.
  • Parker, Samuel
    • Catalogue of books belonging to the late Bishop Parker’s library, : for sale, at auction, at S. Bradford’s office, no. 5, Kilby-Street, Boston, on Thursday the 30th day of May, inst. : Sale to commence precisely 9 o’clock. [Boston : Samuel Bradford, 1805]. Need copy.
    • Cameron, Kenneth Walter. Colonial Anglican reading : the books of Bishop Samuel Parker (1744-1804) sold at auction in Boston on May 30, 1805: a facsimile with preface. Hartford: Transcendental Books, 1981. Need copy.
  • Parsons, Theophilus
    • Catalogue of the library of the Hon. Theophilus Parsons. To be sold by auction March 1st. 1814, at the store of Francis Amory, no. 41, Marlboro' street. Boston, 1814.
  • Pemberton, Ebenezer
    • A catalogue of curious and valuable books, belonging to the late reverend & learned, Mr. Ebenezer Pemberton, consisting of divinity, philosophy, history, poetry, &c. Generally well bound, to be sold by auction, at the Crown Coffee-House in Boston, the second day of July 1717. Boston: Printed by B. Green, and may be had gratis, at the shop of Samuel Gerrish, bookseller, near the Old Meeting-House in Boston., 1717. Evans 1921.
  • Prince, Thomas
    • Whitmore, William H. Catalogue of the American portion of the library of the Rev. Thomas Prince : with a memoir, and list of his publications. Boston: J.K. Wiggin & W.P. Lunt, 1868.
    • Whitman, G.H. Catalogue of the library of Rev. Thomas Prince, former pastor of Old South Church : Presented by him to the Old South Church and Society. Boston: Crocker and Brewster, 1846.
    • Extant copies at Boston Public Library.
    • The Prince library : A catalogue of the collection of books and manuscripts which formerly belonged to the Reverend Thomas Prince, and was by him bequeathed to the Old South church, and is now deposited in the Public library of the city of Boston. Boston: A. Mudge & Son, 1870.

Q

  • Quincy, Josiah, Jr.
    • "A Catalogue of Books Belonging to the Estate of Josiah Quincy jun.: Esq., Deceas'd." Mansucript catalogue in the Quincy Family Papers, Massachusetts Historical Society.

R

  • Randolph, Peyton
    • Library reconstructed from various sources, 1967, by Mary R.M. Goodwin.
    • In Probate Inventory, books listed as "a Library of Books as pr. Catalogue," valued at £250.
  • Rice, Noah
    • Inventory of property in Channing Family Papers, Massachusetts Historical Society (Box 5, Folder 1).
  • Rogers, John
    • "Inventory of my father's library," made by Rogers' son Daniel in 1746. Daniel Rogers Memorandum Book, Massachusetts Historical Society.
  • Rush, Benjamin
    • Books from the library of Dr. Benjamin Rush, signer of the Declaration of Independence, and of Hon. Richard Rush, Minister from the United States to the Court of London, and from the library of the late Mrs. Catherine Rush Camac of Philadelphia and from other sources ...: to be sold Monday afternoon, June 25th, 1923. Philadelphia, PA: Stan. V. Henkels, 1923. Need copy.

S

  • Sewall, Samuel
    • "Books, part of the library of the Honble Judge Sewall, late of Boston, deceased, now belonging to his son, Samuel Sewall, May 20, 1730." Lee Family papers, Massachusetts Historical Society.
    • Catalogue of the library of the late chief justice Sewall, to be sold at auction Sep. 2, 1814, at the store of Whitwell & Bond, No. 5, Filby Street, Boston. Cambridge, MA: Hilliard and Metcalf, 1814. Shaw-Shoemaker 31102.
  • Stone, David
    • Inventory by the curators of Hope Plantations.
  • Story, Joseph
    • Hoeflich, Michael H., ed. Catalogues of Early American Law Libraries: The 1846 Auction Catalogue of Joseph Story's Library. Jamail Center for Legal Research, University of Texas at Austin, 2004.

T

  • Taylor, Edward
    • Johnson, Thomas H., ed. The poetical works of Edward Taylor. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1966 (or other edition). Includes "Taylor's Library," pp. 201-220.
    • Notes by Donald Stanford and Virginia & Thomas Davis, Early American Literature Vols. 5-6 (1971).
    • BPI 35:845; 36:1030.
  • Teackle, Thomas
    • Upshur, Anne Floyd and Ralph T. Whitelaw. "Library of the Rev. Thomas Teackle." WMQ 23:3 (1943), 298-308.
    • Butler, Jon "Thomas Teackle's 333 books: A great library on Virginia's Eastern Shore, 1697." WMQ 49:3 (1992), 449-491.
  • Thacher, Samuel Cooper
    • Catalogue of the entire and select library of the late Rev. Samuel Cooper Thacher. Consisting of many very valuable works in theology, classical and general literature, for the most part in the best editions. To be sold at auction on Thursday the 18th of June, 1818, in the chamber of No. 81, Market-street, Boston. Boston: Printed by Wells and Lilly, 1818. Shaw-Shoemaker 45852.
  • Thomson, Charles
    • Inventory of estate, 1824. Typed transcription by Kevin J. Hayes.

V

  • Vassall, William
    • Inventory of library, c. 1781, in Wendell Family papers, Massachusetts Historical Society.

W

  • Weld, Thomas I
    • Robinson, Charles F. and Robin Robinson. "Three Early Massachusetts Libraries," Publications of the Colonial Society of Massachusetts, Vol. XXVII (Transactions, 1930-1933), pp. 136-156.
  • Weld, Thomas III
    • Robinson, Charles F. and Robin Robinson. "Three Early Massachusetts Libraries," Publications of the Colonial Society of Massachusetts, Vol. XXVII (Transactions, 1930-1933), pp. 156-175.
  • Winthrop Family
    • Extant copies at Massachusetts Historical Society and the New York Society Library.

Y

  • Yeates, Jasper
    • Extant copies at Lancaster County Historical Society (description). Typescript catalog. Need copy.
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