Miniature Book News # 75: 1992 December Page: 1
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MINIATURE BOOK NEWS
Number 75 16 Dromara Rd., St. Louis, Mo. 63124 December, 1992
DORIS V. WELSH COLLECTION
Doris V. Welsh was perhaps the
most ardent scholar of miniature
books. It can be said that miniature
books were both her family and
She had been a rare book cataloguer
she carefully placed in about a
dozen thick loose leaf volumes,
with plastic covered pages. These
volumes were sent to me after her
retirement to be used as reference
material for articles in MBN.
for many years at the Newberry In addition, she meticulously kept
Library in Chicago, retiring in a record, later typed out by her,
1965. Her spare time was devoted of every miniature book title she
to collecting every bit of encountered along the way from
information and publication about her various sources, up to 1965.
miniature books she could find. These title entries (over 7,000)
This included newspaper and magazine provided the basis for her
articles, photographs, bookseller's Bibliography of Miniature Books
catalogues, books about miniature which was published in 1989 by
books, bibliographies, etc. She her good friend Kathryn Rickard.
translated or had translated several Kathryn also published in 1987
foreign language articles. Welsh's lengthy, detailed, and
heavily footnoted History of
Much of the ephemeral material Miniature Books.
Two medieval manuscript leaves, written in Latin on vellum, actual size, in The Doris
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