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Wells, Gabriel, 1862-1946



  • Existence: 1862 - 1946


Gabriel Wells was born Gabriel Weiss on January 24m 1861 in Hungary. He immingrated to the United States in 1894, settetling in Boston where he tutored in psychology and German language under William James, professor of psychology at Harvard, for three years, and also lectured on philosophy at conferences in New York and Massachusetts around the turn of the century. Wells established his bookselling business in New York City where he bought up copies of large and limited editions of books and book sets at book auctions, rebound them, and sold them to regular book dealers. In addition to book dealing, Wells authored many pamphlets on the social and economic issues of his day. Wells died on November 6, 1946.

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Gabriel Wells correspondence

Identifier: MS-585
Date(s): 1920 to 1939

Gabriel Wells (1862-1946), bookseller. The collection contains letters from British and American authors concerning Wells' bibliographical and publishing interests.

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