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David Bickersteth Magee account book

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 5962

Scope and Contents

This collection contains an account book of his bookshop in San Francisco.


  • 1935-1941


Conditions Governing Access

Open for public research.

Conditions Governing Use

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from David Bickersteth Magee account book must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Biographical note

In 1923 David Bickersteth Magee opened a bookshop in San Francisco, California. A successful book and manuscripts dealer, he served as president of the Antiquarian Booksellers Association of America, the Roxburghe Club of San Francisco, and the Book Club of California. He was also a member of the Bohemian Club and the Grolier Club. Magee was the author of several books, including Jam Tomorrow (1941), Bibliography of the Grabhorn Press, 1915 - 1940 (1940), Bibliography of the Grabhorn Press, 1940 - 1956 (1957), Infinite Riches (1973), and many articles in Bookman's Weekly. David Magee died on July 17, 1977. He was preceded in death by his wife Dorothy.


1 folder (0.10 linear ft.)

Language of Materials


Custodial History

These items were donated to Special Collections in 1990.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated; 1990.


Utah and the American West and LDS cultural, social, and religious history (20th century Western & Mormon Manuscripts collection development policy, 5.VII, 2007).

Related Materials

These items are part of the 20th Century Western and Mormon Americana Archives.

Register of David Bickersteth Magee account book
Benjamin Sipes
2011 June 27
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English in Latin script.

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo Utah 84602 United States