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Poole, William Frederick, 1821-1894



  • Existence: 1821 - 1894

Found in 4 Collections and/or Records:

Carl B. Roden - William F. Poole research papers

Identifier: Midwest-MS-Roden

Correspondence, writings and research materials assembled by Chicago Public Library chief librarian, Carl B. Roden. Research materials include newspaper clippings, correspondence, and publications concerning or authored by William F. Poole.

Dates: 1852-1956

Newberry Library Archives

Identifier: NL-Archives

The Newberry Library's institutional records, records of the Walter L. Newberry estate, personal papers of staff members and trustees, photographs, and publications that document the establishment and operation of the library, its growth and transformation over time, and its active participation in the cultural and intellectual life of Chicago and the nation. Also information on the Newberry family and property development in Chicago.

Dates: 1885-ongoing

Subgroup 01: William F. Poole papers, 1858-1894, bulk: 1887-1894

Identifier: NL Archives 03/01
Scope and Contents

Includes primarily Poole's incoming and outgoing correspondence while Librarian at the Newberry. Also includes some reports, memoranda, booklists, and invoices. Newberry Library administrative correspondence concerns acquisitions, Trustee affairs, personnel matters, library building design, and reference questions. There is also correspondence with prominent librarians and historians, and with publishers regarding Poole's Index.

Dates: 1858-1894; Majority of material found within 1887-1894

W.L. Williamson - William F. Poole research papers

Identifier: Midwest-MS-Williamson

Correspondence, writings, and research notes of W. L. Williamson in support of his biography of William Frederick Poole. Also copies of William Frederick Poole correspondence 1856-1894, microfilm, a few newspaper clippings 1874-1895, a few Poole photographs, and one Poole original publication.

Dates: 1865-1959

Additional filters:

Collection 3
Archival Object 1
Chicago (Ill.) -- History -- 19th century -- Sources 2
Librarians -- United States -- History -- 19th century -- Sources 2
Library administration -- United States -- History -- 19th century -- Sources 2
Manuscripts, American -- Illinois -- Chicago 2
Administrative records 1