The Deats Library in Philadelphia

Hiram Deats’s massive collection also included geneologies in addition to his famed Revenue collection. The geneologies were donated to the, now Hiram E. Deats Memorial Library.
About forty years ago (as one of the first stamp tasks I was involved in professionally), we consulted with the Philadelphia Library over their philatelic collection. Philadelphia had been the recipient of the Hiram Deats Library which was donated to them in 1952. It still laid in cartons in the enormous main library basement when I examined it in 1971. The library consisted of nearly 1,200 cartons, and my job was to sort through it with two goals in mind

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