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titleStanley Bailey Ineson Papers, 1931-1960, 1935-1942 (bulk)
repositoryThe Winterthur Library
collection titleConsists of papers generated in the course of Ineson's collecting. The bulk of the papers are correspondence, including orders, inquiries, requests for appraisals, and more general correspondence. The rest of the collection consists of subject files, clippings, lists of silversmiths, rubbings of touchmarks, photographs of silver, and wax impressions of touchmarks on the backs on spoons.

Biography or history
Stanley Bailey Ineson was a collector of early American silver, especially silver spoons. He lived in Glen Cove, NY, with a vacation home in Manchester, VT. He worked on Wall Street at Spencer, Trask & Co. In the early 1930s, Ineson began collecting early American silver spoons, amassing some 1,700 items over the next 15 years. Ineson's collection was later (in 1962) purchased and presented to the Henry Francis du Pont Winterthur Museum by a third party. Ineson was married and had at least one child, a daughter named Phoebe.

The Winterthur Library: Joseph Downs Collection of Manuscripts and Printed Ephemera, Winterthur, DE 19735.

Call Number
Col. 1
extent2.8 cubic ft. (7 boxes)
formatsCorrespondence Ephemera Financial Records Subject Files Photographs
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finding aidFolder list available at repository. Name index also available.
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