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Original JM Barrie Photograph Archive
« on: November 11, 2008, 10:13:05 PM »
Hello Everybody,
 
I am a Mark Twain historian who turned into a rare book and manuscript dealer specializing in original Mark Twain memorabilia.  Here is why I am on this forum:  Some years ago an important archive of original photographs from Scribner's magazine came to a New York City auction which included many dozens of original Mark Twain photographs, including some signed by him, as well as other great authors like J M Barrie , F Scott Fitzgerald , GB Shaw , Edith Warton , etc..  Thes were all sold in one lot, and I was high bidder.
 
So now I am wanting to find the proper home for the JM Barrie archive of 23 photos that were part of that lot.  This archive includes one of JM Barrie at 5 years old, one of him at early aduldthood cabinet card by Elliot & Fry with pencil note on back to "preserve photo carefully," another one says "DO NOT USE THIS PHOTO AS JM BARRIE DOES NOT CARE FOR IT" on the back, and one picture is of his father.  More details upon request.


So I am trying to locate a collector or institution  who would be interested in acquiring these pictures.  Any help would be greatly appreciated.  I would also be open to trading this archive for Mark Twain items.  My last resort would be some internet auction site like ebay, unless this was preferred by those interested.  My goal is to find a loving home for this wonderful archive.
 
Cordially,
Bob Slotta
bob@marktwaincollector.com

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Re: Original JM Barrie Photograph Archive
« Reply #1 on: November 15, 2008, 12:26:45 AM »
I'm sure the Beineck Rare Book and Manuscript Library at Yale University would buy them off you - they have the largest Barrie collection in the world. But before you do so, we'd be very grateful if you could scan them and let us add them (duly credited to you) to the Barrie archive!

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Re: Original JM Barrie Photograph Archive
« Reply #2 on: November 17, 2008, 10:04:46 PM »
Hi Andrew,

Thanks for the info, it is very much appreciated.  Would you please contact me at
marktwain2010@gmail.com?

Cordially,
Bob

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Re: Original JM Barrie Photograph Archive
« Reply #3 on: December 16, 2018, 05:47:18 AM »
Since a photograph exists of J. M. Barrie at five years old, and his brother David did not die until Barrie was six, and David was their mother's favorite, should there not be pictures of David?  If so, has anyone found any and where might they be seen?  Thank you very much.