Lilly Library Manuscript Collections

THIELMAN MSS. II

The Thielman mss. II, ca. 1974-1993, consist of the correspondence of fine bindings collector James L. Thielman, primarily with book binders and usually commissioning a fine binding by each of them. A few files, notably with Lucien Goldschmidt, Barnet Kottler, and Maggs Brothers, involve offers of fine bindings by book dealers. Mr. Thielman's collection of 80 designer bindings was acquired by the Lilly Library in 1998.

Included in the binders' correspondence are James Brockman, Jeff Clements, Sün Evrard, Donald Glaister, Paula Gourley, Edward Gray, Elizabeth Greenhill, Arthur Johnson, Alain Lobstein, Denise Lubett, Bernard Middleton, Roger Powell, Silvia Rennie, Ivo Robinson, Philip Smith, Sally Lou Smith, and Michael Wilcox. The files are arranged in alphabetical order by correspondent and a folder list is available.

Gift. 2002.

Folder List

The folders are arranged alphabetically by correspondent, one folder per name, unless otherwise indicated. Dates following the names represent the date range of letters in each folder.

  • Brockman, James. 1978-1984
  • Buxton, Frank. 1979-1981
  • Cantle, Bryan. 1979
  • Carlson, Lage. 1983-1984
  • Clements, Jeff. 1980-1985
  • Cockrell, Sydney M. 1980-1981
  • Creuzevault, Colette. 1987-1991
  • De Coster, M.G. 1987
  • Duval & Hamilton. 1981-1982; 1986-1987
  • Evrard, Sün. 1986-1995
  • Glaister, Donald. 1980-1992
  • Goldschmidt, Lucien. 1984
  • Gourley, Paula. 1983; 1988-1992
  • Gray, Edward. 1978-1983
  • Greenhill, Elizabeth. 1977-1979; 1984; 1987
  • Johnson, Arthur W. 1987-1989
  • Kottler, Barnet. 1988-1989
  • Lallier, Monique. 1990-1991
  • Little, Martha. 1988
  • Lobstein, Alain. 1983-1990
  • Lubett, Denise. 1979-1981; 1984-1985
  • Maggs Bros. Ltd. 1984-1987
  • Mathieu, Monique. 1990-1993
  • Middleton, Bernard. 1978-1983; 1991-1993
  • Miura, Tini. 1988-1989.
  • O'Connor, Gemma. 1979-1980
  • Peller, Hugo. 1984-1985
  • Powell, Roger. 1980-1981; 1983
  • Rennie, Silvia. 1983-1993 (3 folders)
  • Robinson, Ivo. 1978-1980
  • Sellers, David. 1978-1979; 1983
  • Smith, Philip. 1978-1985
  • Smith, Sally Lou. 1974-1983
  • Stevens, David K. 1979-1980
  • Wilcox, Michael. 1986; 1989-1990
  • Wilson, Susan Spring. 1978-1979
  • Miscellaneous correspondence about binders and bindings: includes single letters from binders Peter Garaty, John Pearson, and Faith Shannon. (8 items)
  • Miscellaneous letters and invoices re: fine binding exhibition catalogs, 1981-1996 (9 items)
  • Miscellaneous - printed and invoices (5 items)

Collection size: 700 items

Related manuscripts: Thielman mss.

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