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Childs, George William, 1829-1894

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dates 1829-1894
city Philadelphia
statePA
other citiesBaltimore, MD;
gender F
historical notes George W. Childs was a Philadelphia publisher, newspaperman (Public Ledger) and philanthropist.

Childs collected art objects and "curios" which filled both his office and home. Included were bamboo and jade carvings from Japan, cloisonné objects, Sevres china as well as Moorish and English silver.
Childs also collected rare books and manuscripts, including a collection of autograph letters.
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1860-1870
1870-1880
1880-1890
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Philadelphia Museum of Art
Archives
Dalton Dorr Records, 1876-1904 see details...
Drexel University
Archives and Special Collections
George W. Childs scrapbooks, 1855-1874 see details...
Drexel University
Archives and Special Collections
George W. Childs collection, 1845, 1890-1894, 1958, 1967, bulk 1891-1894. see details...
Drexel University
Archives and Special Collections
George W. Childs obituary notices scrapbooks, 1894-1895 see details...
Pennsylvania State University
Rare Books and Manuscripts, University Libraries
Grace Greenwood Letters and Poems, 1842-1902 and undated see details...
University of Virginia Library
Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library
George William Childs papers [manuscript] 1882-1892 see details...
University of Virginia Library
Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library
George William Childs letter to Horace Porter [manuscript] 1871 November 29 see details...
University of Virginia Library
Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library
Letter, N.Y., to George William Childs [manuscript] 1864 Aug. 11 see details...
Bryn Mawr College
Mariam Coffin Canaday Libary
Seymour Adelman Letters and Documents Collection see details...
Historical Society of Pennsylvania
Ferdinand J. Dreer autograph collection, 1492-1925 see details...
Brown University, John Hay Archives
John Hay Library
Letters, 1888-1893, Ithaca, NY see details...
University of Pennsylvania

Rare Book & Manuscript Library Collections
Letters and notes, 1843-1912, n.d. see details...
University of Virginia Library

Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library
Paul B. Du Chaillu letters [manuscript] 1894-1899 see details...
University of Virginia Library
Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library
George William Childs Letters, 1864, 1878, 1890, Accession #13341 see details...
The New-York Historical Society
Manuscript Department
Charles West Thomson papers, 1817-1877. see details...