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Finding Aid for the Jake Zeitlin Papers on D.H. Lawrence Manuscripts, 1933-1981, bulk 1933-1955
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Correspondence between Jake Zeitlin, a Los Angeles antiquarian book dealer, Frieda Lawrence and others regarding the sale of D.H. Lawrence manuscripts. Includes correspondence with book dealers, publishers, and academic institutions regarding the appraisal and exhibition of Lawrence manuscripts, books, and related materials.
Jake Zeitlin was born on November 4, 1902, in Racine, Wisconsin and worked as a bookseller, poet and book reviewer in Ft. Worth, Texas before moving to Los Angeles in 1925. He began his career in bookselling when employed by Holmes Book Company and the book departments of the May Company and Bullock's before opening his first shop, designed by Lloyd Wright, in 1927. Wright designed a more elaborate shop in 1929 that became a meeting place for the city's intellectuals. In collaboration with his wife, Josephine Ver Brugge, Zeitlin moved his shop into a large red barn on La Cienega Blvd. in 1948, selling rare books, prints and paintings. He lectured widely on subjects related to rare books and the history of science, and was instrumental in bringing many collections to UCLA, including the Grunewald Graphic Arts Collection. He personally donated several manuscript collections to the Department of Special Collections before his passing in August 1987.
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