Correspondence and other papers (1894-1908?) related to engraver Edwin French. Most of the material is his letters to J. Winfrid Spenceley, Boston engraver, and Charles Dexter Allen, author of several books about bookplates. Most of French's lettrs were written from Saranac Lake, N.Y. and concern his bookplate work, other engravers, and personal matters. Other items include an article about his bookplates written in German, a letter concerning the sale of a memorial volume created by his friends in his memory, one letter written by his wife Mary Brainerd Lowell to Allen in 1901, and an empty portfolio that has the personal bookplates of French, Allen, and Bella C. Landauer affixed to it as well as a portrait photograph, presumably of E.D. French.