Emma Toedteberg bookplate collection, 1701-1982

Call Number: 2012.004

Extent: 23.5 Linear feet, in 48 manuscript boxes.

The Emma Toedteberg Bookplate collection, spanning from 1701 to 1982, was the bookplate collection of long-time Brooklyn Historical Society (BHS) librarian Emma Toedteberg (1856-1936). The collection was originally created by Miss Toedteberg’s father, Augustus Toedteberg (1824-1909), and later expanded by BHS librarians. The present collection numbers over 7,000 bookplates ranging from the eighteenth to the twentieth century, including armorial, heraldic and presentation bookplates of individuals and institutions. Works of numerous engravers are represented such as Edwin Davis French, Charles W. Sherborn and John W. Evans.


  • Huntington, Edna, 1895-1965
  • Brooklyn Historical Society (Brooklyn, New York, N.Y.)
  • Long Island Historical Society
  • Stryker-Rodda, Harriet
  • Toedteberg, Augustus, 1823 or 4-1909
  • Toedteberg, Emma


  • Art — Collectors and collecting — United States
  • Art, American
  • Artists — New York (State) — Kings County
  • Bookplates
  • Graphic artists — New York (State) — New York
  • Heraldry
  • Portraits

Types of material:

  • Engravings
  • Photographs

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