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Tober, Frank W., 1919-1995


Found in 5 Collections and/or Records:

Frank W. Tober collection of French Revolutionary-era song sheets and pamphlets

Identifier: MSS 0473

Frank W. Tober, a chemist with the Du Pont Company, maintained a wide range of book collecting interests including the era of Napoleon and the French Revolution. This collection comprises song sheets and pamphlets relating to the political situation in France during the late 1780s and 1790s.

Dates: 1789-1794, undated

Frank W. Tober collection on literary forgery

Identifier: MSS 0601

The Frank W. Tober collection on literary forgery comprises letters, books, pamphlets, journals and journal articles, newspaper clippings, auction and exhibition catalogs, and other ephemera related to literary forgery. While Tober collected specimens of a variety of manuscript and printed forgeries, he was most interested in the literary forgeries of Thomas J. Wise and H. Buxton Forman.

Dates: 1801-1994; Majority of material found within 1920-1990

Frank W. Tober manuscript and early printed leaf collection

Identifier: MSS 0474

Delaware chemist Dr. Frank W. Tober's collection of leaves from manuscripts and from early printed books. It includes pages from books printed in England, France, Germany, Italy, and Switzerland and that date from the fifteenth, sixteenth, and seventeenth centuries. The manuscript pages in the collection include specimens in Latin, German, Arabic, and Indian.

Dates: approximately 1100-1899

Frank W. Tober papermaking and paper samples collection

Identifier: MSS 0600

Frank W. Tober collected this wide variety of paper specimens and samples from around the world, including manufacturer's paper sample books, catalogs, individual paper specimens, and a portion of St. Louis collector and bookbinder Francis T. Guelker's collection on the history and craft of bookbinding and papermaking.

Dates: circa 1050, 1850-1993; Majority of material found within 1920-1990

Frank W. Tober papers

Identifier: MSS 0602

The Frank W. Tober papers comprise letters, postcards, photographs, pamphlets, magazines, newspaper clippings, newsletters, printing ephemera, invoices, notebooks, woodblocks, prints, coins, sculpture, and other realia. A major portion of the papers relate to Tober's collections and collecting activities. Tober was a chemical engineer with a substantial personal interest in the study of rare books, printing, Napoleon and the French Revolution, and, in particular, literary forgery.

Dates: 1791-1995; Majority of material found within 1945-1995

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Collectors 3
Correspondence 2
France--History--Revolution, 1789-1799 2
Pamphlets 2
Appraisals (financial records) 1