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Scope and Contents Included in the collection is correspondence of Morris E. Leeds, mainly with E. Tudor Gross of Providence, R.I. in 1942, relating to the first window envelope, invented by Lewis Walker Leeds, ca. 1861. Gross was preparing to write an article on the history of the window envelope. The collection opens with a 1942 letter from L. Hollingsworth Wood to Leeds telling him of Gross’ endeavor. The papers also include 1862 sample envelopes; a copy of a photograph of Barclay R. Leeds, ca. 1862; a...
Dates: 1862-1944; Majority of material found within 1942 - 1944