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William C. Mills bookplate
Description: This is a bookplate of William C. Mills (1860-1928). Mills developed an avocational interest in archaeology while making a living as a pharmacist in small towns in Ohio and Kansas from 1885 to 1897. He earned B.S. (1898) and M.S. (1902) degrees from The Ohio State University. Having served as secretary of a local archaeological society (1888-1890) in Newcomerstown, Ohio, he became curator (1898-1921) and then director (1921-1928) of the Museum of the Ohio State Archaeological and Historical Society at Columbus. The central figure in the rectangular bookplate is a representation of the Adena Mound Effigy Pipe. In 1901 Mills, then curator of archaeology at the Society, excavated the Adena Mound. The bookplate was illustrated by Jane Armstrong Shepard in 1913. View on Ohio Memory.
Image ID: AL05659
Subjects: Bookplates; Mills, William C. (William Corless), 1860-1928; Ohio Archaeological and Historical Society; Cultural Ohio--Literary Ohio; Archaeology
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