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Object ID 002085

Object Name The Mystery of the Humbert Millions

Object Desc Printed paper booklet with cotton tied spine. Titled "The Myster of the Humbert Millions or The Queen of Parisian Swindlers". No. 73. The interior pages are about Count Carlos Roveredo.

Collection General Collection

Accession # CMY002089

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General Category Printed Material

Category Periodicals


Source Category Found In Collection

Accession Date JAN 1,1991


Location Room 7, Shelf 7

Object Date 1902

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Status On-Site Collection Storage

Object Keywords serials,periodicals,fiction,Humbert Swindle,books,crime fiction,detective fiction,booklets,Barclay & Co.,romance fiction,

Title The Mystery of the Humbert Millions

Sub-Title Or The Queen of Parisian Swindlers



Description / Abstract See Notes: The cover and content are for different stories. The cover describes a Parisian mystery, but the content is about Count Carlos Roveredo and his household in Madrid. It seems to be a romance.

Physical Description Paper booklet with black printing. Cover has text "No. 73 Premium Edition. Price 10 Cents" with a rectangular print at center with text "The Mystery of the Humbert Millions or The Queen of Parisian Swindlers" The background is Paris and 5 portrait illustrations of the chacters. First page is an illustration of a couple. Text throughout booklet on both sides of pages. Back cover has advertisement for Mehemet Ali's Oriental Dream Book from Barclay & Co.


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Date MAY 6,2014

Summary fair

Assessor BN

Notes Paper is fragile and brittle. On cover there is dark discoloration along bottom edge and left edge. Pages are yellowed completely and stained. Creases along edges. Spine is worn with tears. First interior page is crooked and sticks out over cover. Exposed edge has small tears. Interior pages are yellowed. At center of booklet where string on spine is tied there is staining. On back, dark discoloration and staining.


Date MAY 6,2014

Summary Status change

Notes Status changed to On-Site Collection Storage from On Exhibit - automatic entry by admin

Date MAY 6,2014

Summary Location change

Notes Location changed to Room 7, Shelf 7 from Tobacco Exhibit North Shelf 6 - automatic entry by admin



Date MAY 6,2014

Notes The cover and content are for different stories. During an Internet search, the cover title also is known as "The Humbert Hoax" and "The Humbert Swindle" and was printed in periodicals and newspapers. Nothing was founded through various searches based on the interior content and story. The cover and first page paper has a different texture to interior pages. Best guess is that these pieces were sewn together at a later time.