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COLLECTOR, officer. One appointed to receive taxes or other impositions; as collector of taxes; collector of militia fines, &c. A collector is also a person appointed by a private person to collect the credits due him. Metc. & Perk. Dig. h.t.

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complained that they had paid their dues to her when she had already resigned her collectorship.
It is possible that Shorter's--and, later, Wise's--ventures could be viewed as a move away from Conrad's early insistence on the compatibility of art with popularity, and a move toward the endeavor more commonly associated with "high" modernism "to cultivate elite cliques of readership'--or in this case, collectorship (Mallios xx).
Arthur from the collectorship of the New York Customs House for failing to institute civil service reform.