Library and Information Science | United States History
SCLA Annual Conference Proceeding
The discovery of a rare 19th-century binder mark launched this investigation of South Carolina bookbinder Thomas Jefferson LaMotte (1830-1911). This article will discuss his bookbinding practice and newspaper career, Civil War experiences, and civic roles. LaMotte’s biography will develop a fresh framework for future research of South Carolina book arts. Included in the appendix is a new roster of 44 Columbia bookbinders--including 10 women--active from 1859 to 1911.
Tuers, Douglas and Rohrer, Barbara
"Thomas Jefferson LaMotte, South Carolina Bookbinder 1850-1905,"
South Carolina Libraries: Vol. 6:
1, Article 6.
Available at: https://scholarcommons.sc.edu/scl_journal/vol6/iss1/6