The David A. Baer Gift: Literary Collecting in the 1920s

Howard W. Gunlocke Rare Book and Special Collections Room

Mrs. David A. Baer recently presented to the library a fine collection of first editions and autograph letters acquired by her late husband. The David A. Baer Collection includes works by American and English authors including Dreiser, Harte, O'Neill, Kipling, Conrad, and Stevenson. Among the autograph items are letters by James, Yeats, and Rossetti, and handwritten corrections by Rossetti on a first printing of his poem, "The Burden of Nineveh."