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Ralph G. Newman

Proprietor of the Abraham Lincoln Book Shop in Chicago, Mr. Newman is an experienced appraiser of manuscripts and collections in the fields of American history and literature. This article was adapted from a speech given before the Manuscript Society and printed in its magazine, Manuscripts. Additional copies of the speech may be obtained at a small charge from one of our sponsoring societies, the American Association for State and Local History, 132 Ninth Avenue North, Nashville, Tennessee 37203.

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If you plan to give your books or manuscripts to your alma mater, do not—repeat, not—try to bamboozle the tax examiner. Uncle Sam is watching you, and his agents may be shrewder than you think