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Collection Title: R. Tucker Abbott Papers

Collection Number: DG0003

Accession Number: unknown

Inclusive Dates: 1968-1987

Volume: 11.1 cu. ft.

Given By : Robert Tucker Abbott

Copyright: This collection may be protected from unauthorized copying by the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code).

Form of Material:

Seashells of the World: A Guide to the Better-Known Species by R. Tucker Abbott, Herbert S. Zim, George F. Sandstrom, & Marita Sandstrom; Golden Press, 1962.

Galley proof
Manuscript notes

Van Nostrand's Standard Catalog of Shells (1st Edition) by Robert J.L. Wagner and R. Tucker Abbott; Van Nostrand, 1964.

7 unbound signatures
Proof of listings
Photograph sheets re: conch shells, 2 pp.
Book dummy
Galley proof

How to Know the American Marine Shells by R. Tucker Abbott; New American Library, 1961.

Typescript page with proofreader's marks, 1pp.
Worksheets and notes re: writing books on seashells
Instructions and notes, 8 folders

Van Nostrand's Standard Catalog of Shells (2nd Edition) by Robert J.L. Wagner and R. Tucker Abbott; Van Nostrand, 1967.

Large layouts
Unpublished essay

Seashells of North America: A Guide to Field Identification by R. Tucker Abbott; Golden Press, 1968.

Original manuscript
Original manuscript, carbon copy
Index manuscript, carbon copy
Manuscript information, 5 pp.
Page layout and illustrations, photostats
Outline and final layout
Color proofs for illustrations, 3 pp.
Notes and information, 21 folders

The Fascinating World of the Sea by Elva Darah Sheets, photographs by Robert Lipe, et al. [Forward by R. Tucker Abbott]; Crown Publishers, 1974.

Manuscript revisions and comments by R. Tucker Abbott
Book proofs

Kingdom of the Seashell by R. Tucker Abbott, Ph.D.; Crown Publishers, Inc., 1974.

Original manuscript, 315 pp.

American Seashells: The Marine Molluska of the Atlantic and Pacific Coasts of North America; Van Nostrand Reinhold, 1974.

Original manuscript (including front and back matter)
Original manuscript, carbon copy
Page layouts and illustrations, photostats
Color illustration proofs
Revised manuscript pages
Manuscript pages, edited by author
Publisher correspondence
Research and notes
Book dummy
2 corrected galleys
Background information
Book jacket

Seashells by R. Tucker Abbott and Tony Pannoni; Transworld/Bantam Books, 1976.

Manuscript, first draft
Typescript, edited
Manuscript, final
Publisher correspondence
Page layouts of illustrations, photostats

Compendium of Seashells by R. Tucker Abbott and S. Peter Dance; Dutton, 1982.

Book jacket matter
Original Typescript, edited
Color proofs
Jacket proof
Color slides, 20 items
Negatives, 12 items
Signature proofs
Corrected typescript, with addtions
Research notes and photographs
Photo caption, draft
Photo caption, proof
Photocopies of slides and their identifications, 12 items
Correction notes
Miscellaneous book jacket conceptions

Created by: Danielle L. Bishop
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Revised: May 4, 2016