Do you see a relationship between being a collector and a writer?
As one Chinese collector recently said to me, “It was fun and we also made a lot of money.”
Asked for an example, Hayden said he remembered a collector who was fired for trying to snoop on his ex-wife overseas.
“I never really was the type of collector who had to go out every weekend looking,” Dodge says.
She says her instincts are that of a treasure hunter, not a collector.
On our way to the Bishop, I asked the collector what that man was doing there.
"It's because you don't take enough recreation," said the collector.
So the collector goes on, till he perhaps collects some five thousand volumes or so of select works.
Colonel Scarborough was also collector of customs in his district.
A beautiful scene does not yield up its secrets to the eye of the collector.
late 14c., "gatherer of taxes, etc.," from Anglo-French collectour "collector" (of money or taxes; Old French collector, Modern French collecteur), from Late Latin collector, agent noun from colligere (see collect). Fem. form collectress is attested from 1825.