Lilly Library Manuscript Collections


Quill & Brush, Inc. mss. contain business records pertaining to The Quill & Brush, an antiquarian bookseller based in Maryland. The shop is run by Allen and Patricia Ahearn and specializes in first editions of literature, detective fiction, poetry, and general collectible books in a wide variety of areas, but primarily 19th, 20th, and 21st century books.

The materials in the collection are business records relating to the shop's operations from 1995-2006. These documents include invoices, records of store expenses, receipts, and Author Price Guides.

An inventory and finding aid are available.

Acquired: 2014

Collection size: 12,500 items

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