New England collectors and collections / Dublin Seminar for New England Folklife ; Peter Benes, editor ; Jane Montague Benes, associate editor.

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  • Books and periodicals




224 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.


Descriptive Terms

Collectors and collecting 19th century.


Benes, Peter.
Benes, Jane Montague.
Dublin Seminar for New England Folklife.


Introduction. Section 1. Forming early collecting institutions (early nineteenth century). "An equal taste for antiquities" : Reverend William Bentley and the American Antiquarian Society / Thomas Knoles -- "A few monstrous great snakes" : Daniel Bowen and the Columbian Museum, 1789-1816 / Peter Benes -- Eathan Allen Greenwood : museum collector and proprietor / Georgia B. Barnhill. Section 2. Forming early collecting institutions (mid and late nineteenth century). A family enterprise : collecting Deerfield's past / Donald R. Friary -- "This quaint Abbotsford-like residence" : Indian Hill, West Newbury, Massachusetts / Jane C. Nylander. Section. 3. Specialty collectors : china and furniture. "Bought...of nobody for almost nothing" : Anne Allen Ives and china collecting in nineteenth-century New England / Thomas S. Michie -- Hartford's role in the origins of antiques collecting in America / William N. Hosley. Section 4. Specialty collectors : fauna and American labor history. Fur into feathers : Manly Hardy and his collection of North American birds / William B. Krohn and Marilyn R. Massaro -- Labor artifacts / Scott Molloy. Section 5. New England collectors abroad. The Wallis Collection in the Peabody Exxes Museum : putting a nineteenth-century travel collection in cultural contest / Christina Hellmich. Section 6. Motivation, collection theory, ethnicity. Colonial relics, nativism, and the DAR Loan Exhibition of 1892 / Robert P. Emlen -- Sacred relics in the cause of liberty : a Civil War memorial cabinet and the Victorian logic of collecting / Tamara Plakins Thornton -- History, memory, and the appropriation of the American Indian past : a family affair / Judy Kertesz.


Boston, Mass. : Boston University

Publisher Series

Dublin Seminar for New England Folklife annual proceedings ; 2004
Annual proceedings (Dublin Seminar for New England Folklife) ;


224 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.


Includes bibliographical references (p. 208-217).

Call Number

Stacks AM306.D83 2006


New England