Summary Information

George J. Mitchell Department of Special Collections & Archives
Frederic Wilson Main Papers, 1925-1948, undated
Date [inclusive]
1925-1948, undated
0.75 linear feet.

Preferred Citation note

Cite as: Frederic Wilson Main Papers, George J. Mitchell Department of Special Collections & Archives, Bowdoin College Library, Brunswick, Maine

Biographical/Historical note

Frederic Wilson Main, born ca. 1877, was engaged in paper manufacturing and had many contacts with book designers and printers. He worked for the Worthy Paper Company Association in West Springfield, Massachusetts, before becoming Vice President of the Hurlbat Paper Company in South Lee, Massachusetts, retiring in 1942.

Scope and Contents note

Correspondence between Main and book designers and printers, such as Frederic W. Goudy, William A. Kittredge, and Daniel B. Updike. In addition, there are articles, newspaper clippings, printed ephemera, and images from or concerning book designers and printers. Miscellaneous photogravures, including a signed image of Theodore Roosevelt, are also in the collection.

Administrative Information

Publication Information

George J. Mitchell Department of Special Collections & Archives

3000 College Station
Brunswick, Maine, 04011
(207) 725-3288

Conditions Governing Access note

No restrictions.

General note

The Frederic Wilson Main Papers are complemented by printed works collected by Main and added to the book collection in the George J. Mitchell Department of Special Collections & Archives. Main's books and pamphlets are identified by a Frederic Wilson Main bookplate.

Collection Inventory


Photogravures including a signed image of Theodore Roosevelt 

Box Folder
1 1

Subject files: alphabetical list of subject files with names of correspondents and dates of correspondence 

1 2

Alliger, Lewis A. 

1 3

Cheffetz, Asa 

1 4

Dwiggins, William Addison 

1 5

Elliot, Harrison 

1 6-8

Goudy, Frederic W. 

1 9-10

Kittredge, William A. 

1 11

Leslie, Arnett W. 

1 12

Lydenberg, Harry M. 

1 13-14

Main, Frederic Wilson 

1 15

Melcher, Fred 

1 16

Petty, George Harvey 

1 17

Rushmore, Arthur W. 

1 18

Ruzicka, Rudolph 

1 19

Standard, Paul 

1 20

Updike, Daniel Berkeley 

1 21

Titles: list of bound volumes and pamphlets collected by Main that are located in the Special Collections & Archives book collection 

1 22

Miscellaneous printed ephemera