Department of Special Collections
Washington University Libraries
Washington University in St. Louis

Finding-Aid for the Fountayne Collection (WTU00202)

Finding aid prepared by:
Special Collections Staff

Summary Information
Title: Fountayne Collection
Creator: Fountayne , Thomas
Call number: WTU00202
Language: English

Access and Use:

Originally cataloged for General Collection, Washington University Libraries.

Access Restrictions:

Collection is open to research.

Processing Information:

Processed: July, 1970.

Contents List
box-folder   3/Fountayne  
n.d. Manuscript catalogue [bound] of printed books containing the ex-libris of [Thomas Fountayne] (1 item (29 pp.); 13 × 8 1/2 in. : Paper covered boards.)   
Scope: Cover title reads/Catalogue of books in all classes of literature from an old county library m[] [cont] aining the ex-libris of `Fount [ayne] Montague' / Signed on flyleaf `C.F. Sparks, Alton, Ill.' Autograph list of books including author, title and date of publication; entries numbered 1 - 830. Each page bears sub-total of volumes listed, in addition to noting previous pages' cumulative total, evidencing final number of 2,654 volumes. No apparent arrangement of list. Several pages torn out in front, but list not impaired. No title page. Head of list reads Fountayne Library; 24 pp. PP. 25-29 contain pasted in clippings from dealer's catalogues; remaining pages are blank. Several clippings loose or laid in. Laid in is letter, 1921: Jan. 26 from W.D. Atkinson, attorney, to Prof. J. H. Zumbalen, Washington University Law School, verifying Payne Ratner's honest completion of exams in his office, in Parsons, Kansas. T.L.S., 1 p. Verso, list of 6 titles, with appropriate location number from the collection above. Back cover bears circulation card with Dewey classification and card stamped 1942. Front cover bears Washington University bookplate. Catalogue assumed originally to be the gift of C.F. Sparks. (See also Provenance file, Rare Book Department)