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Mary Katharine Woodworth papers


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Mary Katharine Woodworth (1900-1988) was a graduate of Philadelphia's Girls High and Bryn Mawr College. She taught English at Bryn Mawr from 1935 to 1964. She was an enthusiast of the arts, and during her life she made numerous trips to Europe.

Her mother, Elizabeth Katharine Woodworth was an Ohio native while her father, Loyal E. Woodworth, was from Oregon. Her father died in 1905. Shortly afterwards, her mother brought her and her younger sister Allegra to live in Philadelphia. Both girls attended Philadelphia's Girls High School. Woodworth graduated in 1920 – a year before her sister. They both went on to Bryn Mawr College. Woodworth graduated 1924 with a Greek and English major and a minor in archeology.

She pursued graduate studies in English at Johns Hopkins University, while teaching at the Bryn Mawr School in Baltimore. In 1925 she left Johns Hopkins and returned to Bryn Mawr as a graduate student and teacher at the Thorne School. After completing her Masters degree in 1927, she continued on at Bryn Mawr in pursuit of her Ph.D. In 1929, a fellowship allowed her to spend a year at the University College of London studying the works of British poet and genealogist Samuel Egerton Brydges (1762-1837) for dissertation.

In 1933 she received her Ph. D. in English. When her book on Brydges was published in 1935 she was given the position of Assistant Professor of English at Bryn Mawr. In 1943 she was promoted to Associate Professor and in 1956 became a full Professor. She was active within her field, belonging to the Modern Languages Association, the Pennsylvania Historical Society, and the Johnsonian Society. Woodworth was awarded a Distinguished Teaching Award from Bryn Mawr in 1968, the year she retired, and taught the first course at the college in 20th century writers.

After she finished her research on Brydges Woodworth, she remained interested in early British literature. In 1944, she published an article on Edmund Spenser's (1552-1599) Mutabilitié Cantors. She also developed a close professional and personal relationship with Dr. Samuel Chew who had been one of her graduate professors. In 1953 she published an article on his career. She had a great interest in art, architecture and writing which became a part of her research interests as well. She spent the latter portion of her career investigating (and teaching courses on) the intersection between writing and illustrating, which culminated in an article written in 1970 on William Blake's illustrations. Additionally, she cultivated relationships with many of the century's foremost authors, bringing several of them to Bryn Mawr to give readings and lectures.

Woodworth lived in Haverford most of her life with her sister, who was a teacher at the Shipley School. Throughout the 1930s they made several voyages to Europe. It was on one of these voyages that Woodworth bought Chagall's The Violinist and The Wounded Soldier. Following her sister Allegra's death in 1974, Woodworth established a scholarship at Bryn Mawr in her name. She also donated The Wounded Soldier to the Philadelphia Museum of Art in 1986. In 1987 she was awarded a medal by Bryn Mawr College for her contributions to the library. She died in 1988, leaving behind no family, and left her entire estate to Bryn Mawr. The estate included The Violinist which was auctioned shortly after her death bringing in 4.8 million dollars and making her the fourth largest contributor to the college at the time.

The Mary Katherine Woodworth papers is comprised of the personal, professional, and financial papers of Mary Katherine Woodworth, Bryn Mawr class of 1924 and professor of English at the school. The collection, which includes materials from 1787 to 1989, highlight Woodworth's time at Bryn Mawr, both in her capacity as a student and a professor.

The collection includes four boxes of material collected from Woodworth's home after her death in 1988. The papers are arranged thematically and chronologically. They begin with papers relating to her early life and include educational records. The second section contains a large volume of both incoming and outgoing correspondence between the sisters written throughout their lives. Letters are filed chronologically with major correspondents filed separately. The third section contains materials from Woodworth's research including early drafts, notes, and correspondence pertaining to her research. This section contains other materials relating to her professorship at Bryn Mawr as well, especially her correspondence with famous authors soliciting lectures and readings at Bryn Mawr. The fourth section deals primarily with paperwork pertaining to Woodworth including passports, tax records, house deeds, and information on the sale of her estate. There are additional materials on Mary Katharine Woodworth in various other collections in the Bryn Mawr College Library.

Early Life: The first portion of the collection contains family papers and materials on the education of Woodworth and her sister. The educational papers relate to both girls' careers at Philadelphia Girls High School and Bryn Mawr College. There is also a scrapbook made by Woodworth, a number of report cards and attendance cards from Girls High and the Tilghman School, some short papers and notes, two Girls High Yearbooks from 1920 and 1921, Bryn Mawr notebooks, pictures, and a songbook from 1925. The papers of Woodworth's mother, Elizabeth Katharine Woodworth, include letters from her husband written in 1898, journals from her trips to Germany and England in 1906 and 1911 addressing the architecture and social life in these countries, and genealogical materials.

Personal Correspondence and Travel: This section makes up the bulk of the Mary Katharine Woodworth papers. The major portion is correspondence between Woodworth, her sister, and their mother written between 1920 and 1939 while the sisters were at Bryn Mawr and during their trips to London in the 1930s. Correspondence from 1920-1925 details the social and academic life at Bryn Mawr College. The letters from 1929 to 1939 and the sisters' travel journals, describe art, architecture, and cities, especially London, Paris, and Rome. Other correspondence includes letters from friends and acquaintances such as Alys Russell, Wyncie King, Hortense Flexner, Samuel Chew, Sir Sydney Cockerell, and Edith Finch. In addition there are papers collected during their frequent trips to Europe including brochures, maps, and programs from Paris, Scotland, and England. In particular there are several maps of Scotland and a large number of pamphlets from cathedrals and parish churches as well as papers, handbooks, and guides to art and art exhibits.

Professional Life: This section contains papers from Woodworth's professional activities. Records of her involvement in professional associations (specifically the MLA and Johnsonian society) are included as well as copies of exams that she gave during her career at Bryn Mawr. It houses papers and correspondence relating to her pursuit of famous writers and artists to lecture at Bryn Mawr. These papers include letters by E. E. Cummings, Marianne Moore, Dylan Thomas, Eudora Welty, Adrienne Rich, Elizabeth Bowen, D. H. Lawrence, William Faulkner, Ezra Pound, T. S. Eliot, W. H. Auden, E. M. Forster, and V. S. Pritchett. At the time of her death she was completing work for a major research project on William Haley (1745-1820) and George Romney (1734-1802), numerous drafts, notes, and transcriptions related to this project are included in this part of the collection. These also include notes on related artists such as John Flaxman and George Engleheart. Additionally, there are papers relating to William Blake and correspondence between Woodworth and various collecting institutions requesting and transmitting information for her research.

Financial and Business Paperwork: This section houses many of Woodworth's legal and financial papers. There is a sizable volume of papers relating to a 1976 tax audit following her sister's death and the ensuing estate tax. In addition this section includes her passports and several deeds, mortgages, and titles on her house in Haverford dating back to 1862. The final portion of this section contains records of her donations to various institutions including the donation of a picture of Mt. Hood to the Portland Museum of Art, and of books to the Bryn Mawr College Library. This section also contains many papers produced by the college after her death relating to the sale of The Wounded Soldier and her estate.

The Mary Katherine Woodworth papers provide interesting insight into Bryn Mawr's history, covering both Woodworth's career as student from 1920-1924, and her teaching career from 1935-1964. The correspondence from E.E. Cummings, Marianne Moore, Dylan Thomas, and other poets and authors is especially notable.

Bequest of Mary Katharine Woodworth, March 12, 1989.

Bryn Mawr College
Finding Aid Author
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Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research.

Use Restrictions

The Mary Katharine Woodworth Collection is the physical property of the Special Collections Department, Bryn Mawr College Library. Literary rights, including copyright, belong to the authors or their legal heirs and assigns.

Collection Inventory

Geneology documents: ships records, report on family name, correspondence relating to ancestry, 1787-1938.
Box 1 Folder 1
Father's documents: OR National Guard papers, marriage notice, picture and essay by Loyal Woodworth, 1887-1898.
Box 1 Folder 2
Father's correspondence: Love letters between father and EKW, letters from father to MKW and AW, 1887-1898.
Box 1 Folder 3
EKW's travel journal, descriptive of the cities of Germany , 1897.
Box 1 Folder 4
EKW's journal, includes her thoughts on social and political topics, 1906.
Box 1 Folder 5
EKW's travel journal from England and Munich, highly descriptive of cities.
Box 1 Folder 6
EKW's journal on operas, concerts, theater of Munich, 1909.
Box 1 Folder 7
EKW journal Munich, EKW journal "Great-Pictures and Munich Notes", 1910.
Box 1 Folder 8
Miscellaneous papers from EKW, German entry papers, German postcard to EKW (12), letter to EKW, calling cards, funeral bill, 1910-1936.
Box 1 Folder 9
German air travel viewbook, edelweiss card, presents from Frank Eiber to MKW and AW, 1910.
Box 1 Folder 10
Photos, AW as child, MKW as child, MKW (age 11) with AW (age 9) and EKW, MKW with cousin (1914), 1911-1914.
Box 1 Folder 11
scrapbook of photos from BMC, includes 3 photos of MKW and AW as children, 1924.
Box 1 Folder 12
15 loose photos of MKW at BMC, 1920-1924.
Box 1 Folder 13
11 loose photos of AW at BMC, 1921-1925.
Box 1 Folder 14
5 negatives of photos.
Box 1 Folder 15
photos- scenery and buildings.
Box 1 Folder 16
photos- assorted people including MKW and AW as adults.
Box 1 Folder 17
packet of photos and negatives from England.
Box 1 Folder 18
BMC class of 1924 reunion photo (1974), Girl's High class of 1920 reunion photo (1970), 1970-1974.
Box 1 Folder 19
MKW Elementary Graduation Certificate, 1916.
Box 5 Folder 1-20
AW papers, report cards, graduation certificate, performance programs, and Red Cross papers, 1915-1918.
Box 1 Folder 21
MKW notebook from Philadelphia's Girls High, 1917.
Box 1 Folder 22
MKW essays for BMC matriculation exam, 1919-1920.
Box 1 Folder 23
MKW Matriculation exam scores and essays, letter of acceptance to Bryn Mawr College, and invitation to graduation from BMC, 1919-1924.
Box 1 Folder 24
Jacobean Drama notes from BMC, 1920.
Box 1 Folder 25
Jacobean Drama and Elizabethan reading notes.
Box 1 Folder 26
Girls High Yearbook, class of 1920, 1920.
Box 1 Folder 27
Girls High Yearbook, class of 1921, 1921.
Box 1 Folder 28
AW's BMC songbook, MKW's song sheet, 1925.
Box 1 Folder 29
MKW baby book, cards, early history, and baby pictures, 1900-1905.
Box 1 Folder 30
AW lace doll's cap found in scrapbook, 1919.
Box 1 Folder 31
MKW Girls' High Scrapbook, includes report cards, essays, programs, pictures, awards, articles and letters, 1916-1920.
Box 7 Folder 32
Cloth Scrapbook made in Germany by Frank Eiber as gift to MKW and AW, includes ads, postcards and illustrations from Bonn and Italy , 1906.
Box 8 Folder 33
Cloth Scrapbook from Frank Eiber to AW, includes pictures and illustrations.
Box 5 Folder 1-34
Cloth christmas scrapbook including English and German ads, illustrations and cards.
Box 5 Folder 1-35

4 postcards parents to AW, 13 postcards parents to MKW, 1 letter MKW to EKW, 1 letter Dorothy Morris to MKW, 1903-1910.
Box 1 Folder 36
MKW correspondence, 21 letters MKW to EKW, 1 letter Roberte to MKW, descriptive of her social life at Bryn Mawr College, 1920-1922.
Box 1 Folder 37
MKW correspondence, 26 letters MKW to EKW, 1 letter MKW to AW, descriptive of established friends and activities at Bryn Mawr College, 1923-1924.
Box 1 Folder 38
MKW oversize letter to EKW on people who should be invited to her garden party, 1924.
Box 5 Folder 1-39
28 postcards AW to EKW, describing atmosphere, building, and grounds at Bryn Mawr College, 1921.
Box 1 Folder 40
20 postcards AW to EKW, 1 letter "Daddy Long Legs" to AW, largely about friends and class work, 1922.
Box 1 Folder 41
5 letters AW to EKW, 18 postcards AW to EKW, many about class work in the history department, 1923.
Box 1 Folder 42
4 letters AW to EKW, 13 postcards AW to EKW, 1 letter William Woodworth to AW, 1 letter S. M. Swaab to AW, depict social life at Bryn Mawr College, 1924.
Box 1 Folder 43
3 letters AW to EKW, 11 postcards AW to EKW, preparations for graduation, 1925.
Box 1 Folder 44
MKW correspondence, 16 undated letters MKW to EKW, 1 letter MKW to AW.
Box 1 Folder 45
AW correspondence, 1 undated letter to AW from W. A. Watts.
Box 5 Folder 1-46
10 letters MKW to EKW and 2 letters MKW to AW while MKW resided in Baltimore, pertain to the Bryn Mawr School in Baltimore and her studies at Johns Hopkins University, 1925.
Box 1 Folder 47
Oversize letters AW to EKW, 1 letter AW to MKW while AW resided in Connecticut, largely about beginning her life as a teacher of young girls, 1926.
Box 5 Folder 1-48
5 letters AW to EKW while AW resided in Connecticut, concerning teaching, 1927.
Box 1 Folder 49
22 letters AW and MKW to EKW while both sisters in England, descriptions of activities and social events in London (Aug. 15-Sept. 21, 1929), 1929.
Box 1 Folder 50
21 letters MKW to AW and EKW on settling in and starting research in London (Sept. 21-Oct. 29, 1929), 1929.
Box 1 Folder 51
22 letters MKW to AW and EKW, including letters about trip to Sheffield (Nov.-Dec. 1929), 1929.
Box 1 Folder 52
24 letters MKW to AW and EKW, mostly letters about her research progress (Jan.-March 21, 1930), 1930.
Box 1 Folder 53
8 letters MKW to AW and EKW while MKW in London, pertain to her research (July 5- Aug. 9, 1933), 1933.
Box 2 Folder 1
7 letters MKW to AW, 1 letter AW to MKW while MKW in London, many about visiting friends made on previous visits. (Aug. 18-Sept. 11, 1933), 1933.
Box 1 Folder 2
9 letters AW to MKW while MKW in London, includes article clippings. 1 letter Southhampton Town Clerk to MKW (July-Sept 1934), 1934.
Box 2 Folder 3
9 letters MKW to AW while MKW in London, includes clippings relating to art and social events (June-July 17, 1935), 1935.
Box 2 Folder 4
9 letters MKW to AW while MKW in London, about research and visiting friends (July 19-Aug. 1935), 1935.
Box 2 Folder 5
5 letters AW to MKW while AW in London, 1 letter Basil Blackwell to MKW (July-Sept. 1936), 1936.
Box 2 Folder 6
6 letters MKW to AW, research letters from Northamptonshire Record Society and Newham College (J. P. Strackey), while AW in London, 1936.
Box 2 Folder 7
1 letter Conyers Read to AW, 1 letter MKW to AW while MKW in London and AW in Bryn Mawr, 1937.
Box 2 Folder 8
6 letters AW to MKW while AW in London, some concerning Ph. D, 1939.
Box 2 Folder 9
9 letters MKW to AW while MKW in London, some clippings pertaining to art and literature (June 8-July 9, 1939), 1939.
Box 2 Folder 10
9 letters MKW to AW while MKW in London (July 12-Aug. 11, 1939).
Box 2 Folder 11
Miscellaneous undated correspondence AW to MKW.
Box 2 Folder 12
Regular MKW correspondence, Mary Herr, Albert Roe, Ursula, Margaret Lichfield, Catherine Johnson, R. W. Chapman, Masako Ishiki, 1939-1988.
Box 2 Folder 13
Assorted MKW personal correspondence, 1939-1988.
Box 2 Folder 14
Postcards to MKW sorted by date, 1905-1988.
Box 9 Folder 15
Undated postcards to MKW.
Box 9 Folder 16
Christmas cards to MKW, 1930-1988.
Box 9 Folder 17
MKW letters from Alys Russell, death of brother, life in London, 1930-1948.
Box 2 Folder data_value_missing_4dde6e5ece6c0d347b4fd0f460eee4a1
MKW letters from Alys Russell, on continuation of events in London, 1949.
Box 2 Folder 19
MKW letters from Alys Russell, 1950.
Box 2 Folder 20
Pictures of Alys Russell, clipping found among correspondence, University Womens' Review, 1930-1950.
Box 2 Folder 21
MKW letters from Wyncie and Hortense King, including original art, illustrate Kings' sense of humor, c.1941.
Box 2 Folder 22
MKW letters from Frank Kermode on London events, recent publications, and departmental politics, 1965-1967.
Box 2 Folder 23
MKW letters from Lucy Martin Donnelly on death of EKW and activities at Bryn Mawr, 1928-1941.
Box 2 Folder 24
MKW letters from Sir Sydney Cockerell, meeting arrangements, 1938-1939.
Box 2 Folder 25
MKW letters from Samuel and Lucy Chew about academic news and personal news, including pictures, 1930-1983.
Box 2 Folder 26
MKW letters from Edith Finch (later Edith Russell) one sending news of her engagement, includes articles on her marriage to Bertrand Russell and announcement of Bertrand Russell's lecture at BMC, 1951-1971.
Box 2 Folder 27
MKW letters from Geoffrey and Margaret Keynes, Leone Adams, and Hortense Flexner, 1956-1976.
Box 2 Folder 28
MKW letters from Lindsay Fleming, on common research interests, 1960-1965.
Box 2 Folder 29
AW's correspondence, especially with Mary Gardener, also includes BMC degree letter, 1966 Shipley School Letter, and article written by AW on high school sororities, 1932-1971.
Box 2 Folder 30
AW letters from Howard Gray, 1933-1943.
Box 2 Folder 31
MKW response letter drafts.
Box 2 Folder 32
AW and MKW oversize letters, especially from William LeFann, 1971-1979.
Box 5 Folder 2-33
Assorted Chrismas Cards, 1932-1978.
Box 2 Folder 34
clippings found in box of correspondence.
Box 2 Folder 35
AW's travel scrapbook from trip to England, Germany, Amsterdam, France, and Belgium, 1927.
Box 2 Folder 36
loose journal on art and architecture in London (Aug. 17-Sept. 8, 1929), 1929.
Box 2 Folder 37
loose journal on art and architecture of Italy (Mar. 29-Apr. 24, 1930), 1930.
Box 2 Folder 38
MKW loose journal on trip to Rome, Paris, and Florence, detailed description of art and architecture (Mar. 27-May 30, 1930), 1930.
Box 2 Folder 39
MKW loose journal while in London, largely about research progress (June-July, 1930), 1930.
Box 2 Folder 40
MKW loose journal on end of stay in London, trips to Cambridge and York (Aug.-Sept. 9, 1930), 1930.
Box 2 Folder 41
MKW journal on England, France, Scotland, and Paris (June-August 1938), 1938.
Box 2 Folder 42
Paperwork from trip to England, includes ship reservations, bills from UCL, and letters of introduction, 1929-1930.
Box 2 Folder 43
clippings from trip to London, concerning art, music, books, etc., 1929-1930.
Box 2 Folder 44
pamphlets, lectures, brochures from London and Paris, 1930-1938.
Box 2 Folder 45
Tickets, maps, and ads from London and Paris, includes AW's Paris tourist ID card, 1938.
Box 2 Folder 46
Pamphlets from Scotland, includes map, bus time-table, and sightseeing handbooks, 1938.
Box 2 Folder 47
2 maps of Scotland, 1938.
Box 5 Folder 2-48
photos from trips to Scotland, Paris, and London, some of MKW and AW, 1938.
Box 2 Folder 2-49
Brochure, Article and Gallery Invitation from Paris, 1939.
Box 2 Folder 50
photos from trip to Western USA, including Illinois, California, and Yosemite National Park, 1940.
Box 2 Folder 51
Illustrated London News clippings, 1957.
Box 2 Folder 52
English church, cathedral, and parish brochures.
Box 2 Folder 53
A Brief History of Worchester.
Box 2 Folder 54
A Guide to Beaulieu Abbey.
Box 2 Folder 55
Assorted Travel Guides: Geffrye Museum, Tudor House, Knebworth House, Lincoln Cathedral, National Portrait Gallery, Map of London Underground, Dove Cottage.
Box 2 Folder 56
Travel guides and metric manual from USA.
Box 2 Folder 57
assorted souvenir images.
Box 2 Folder 58
Encyclopedia Par L'Image- Napoleon: Includes numerous reprints of images of Napoleonic age, 59.
Box 2 Folder 59
Encyclopedia Par L'Image- La Revolution Francaise: reprints of images of the French Revolution, 1930.
Box 2 Folder 60
Encyclopedia Par L'Image- Paris: Reprints of images of Paris, 1939.
Box 2 Folder 61
articles on art and invitations to exhibitions and gallery openings.
Box 2 Folder 62
3 pieces of original art .
Box 5 Folder 2-63
Brochure for Medici Chapel.
Box 5 Folder 2-64
very large poster depicting English History through drawings for children.
Box 7 Folder 65

Haley research notes.
Box 3 Folder 1-5
notes and draft pieces on John Flaxman.
Box 3 Folder 6
notes and letters on George Engleheart.
Box 3 Folder 7
notes on Mary Knowles, Helen Williams, and William Haley, draft of "Stagecoach Bagatelle".
Box 3 Folder 8
draft of the Parnassian Sister.
Box 3 Folder 9
assorted notes on art, drama, and literature in the 18th century.
Box 3 Folder 10
Haley Bibliographic Notes.
Box 3 Folder 11
transcriptions of documents used in research.
Box 3 Folder 12-16
Letter from Thomas Babington Macauley, 1800-1859.
Box 3 Folder 17
Oversized Drafts.
Box 5 Folder 3-18 - 3-20
Handwritten drafts.
Box 3 Folder 21-29
Typed drafts.
Box 3 Folder 30-32
handwritten notes on William Blake.
Box 5 Folder 3-33
notes, clippings, and articles relating to William Blake research.
Box 3 Folder 34-36
Drafts of paper on William Blake.
Box 3 Folder 37-38
Outgoing letter drafts by MKW.
Box 3 Folder 39
Incoming letters from correspondents on art and collections relating to Haley, Brydges, and Blake, largely responses to inquiries about holdings at collecting institutions, 1933-1978.
Box 3 Folder 40-45
Letters from publishers and library admission tickets, 1930-1974.
Box 3 Folder 46
Correspondence regarding project on Jonathan Swift, 1963-1967.
Box 3 Folder 47
Correspondence regarding project on George Engleheart, 1962-1967.
Box 3 Folder 48
Johnsonian Society and English Speaking Union documents, 1981.
Box 4 Folder 1
Modern Language Association correspondence and conference planning documents, 1948-1949.
Box 4 Folder 2-3
American Philosophical Society Grant Application and Miller Research Fund Grant, 1958,1963.
Box 4 Folder 4
Letters of introduction from Katharine McBride, 1955.
Box 4 Folder 5
Correspondence with students and professors regarding shared research interests and collections, 1949-1977.
Box 4 Folder 6
Letters from Mariam C. Canaday about William Blake and Geoffery Keynes, 1956-1963.
Box 4 Folder 7
Letters regarding appointments to English faculty at BMC, 1963-1968.
Box 4 Folder 8
MKW Undergraduate English Exam Sheets, 1945-1967.
Box 4 Folder 9-10
MKW Masters English Exam Sheets, 1946, 1962, 1964.
Box 4 Folder 11
MKW Ph.D. English Exam Sheets, 1957-1970.
Box 4 Folder 12
letters from former students with copies of their work, includes Margaret Newlin, Jean Tompkins ("Applesong"), Lolah Burford ("Alyx"), Sheila Shaw ("In Praise of Prefaces"), James King ("The Life of Milton"), and May Sarton ("On Being Given Time"), 1952-1985.
Box 4 Folder 13-18
Paper on MKW by Molly Wilson for History 214 "Women in America.", 1979.
Box 4 Folder 19
Distinguished Teaching Award , 1968.
Box 6 Folder 4-20
W. H. Auden: letters, lecture announcements, exam written for English class, 1960.
Box 4 Folder 21
R. P. Blackmur: letters, invitation and response, 1949-1950.
Box 4 Folder 22
Elizabeth Bowen: letters, telegram, letters from agent, 1950-1953.
Box 4 Folder 23
R. W. Chapman: letters and Christmas cards from Chapman, 1950-1951.
Box 4 Folder 24
E. E. Cummings: letters from Cummings, list of arrangements for lecture, fee negotiations, 1957-1959.
Box 4 Folder 25
James Dickey: letters from Dickey, article in Life magazine on Dickey, 1967.
Box 4 Folder 26
T. S. Eliot: letters from Eliot, clipping, lecture invitations, photos, MKW's notes on traveling with Eliot, 1929-1948.
Box 4 Folder 27-28
William Faulkner: letter from MKW to Faulkner and his response, 1952.
Box 4 Folder 29
E. M. Forster: 2 letters from Forster and a lecture announcement, 1947.
Box 4 Folder 30
William Golding: 3 letters from Golding to MKW, 1961-1962.
Box 4 Folder 31
Robert Graves: Letters from Graves to MKW, article on Graves, lecture announcement, 1960-1966.
Box 4 Folder 32
D. H. Lawrence: 1 letter from Lawrence to "Pinker", 1916.
Box 4 Folder 33
Robert Lowell: invitation draft and response, 1960-1964.
Box 4 Folder 34
W. S. Merwin: 4 letters from Merwin, 1 letter from MKW to Merwin, 1960-1961.
Box 4 Folder 35
Marianne Moore: lecture posting from 1944 lecture, invitation to presentation of M Carey Thomas Prize to Moore, transcription of American Poetry Forum Lectures, 3 letters from Moore to MKW, 1944-1964.
Box 4 Folder 36
Norman Holmes Pearson: 3 letters Pearson to MKW, 2 letters Katharine Ecob to MKW mentioning Pearson, 1959.
Box 4 Folder 37
V. W. Pritchett: 2 letters Pritchett to MKW, 1 lecture announcement, 1953.
Box 4 Folder 38
Ezra Pound: Letter from Pound concerning anthologies and lecturing, notes on letter, 1935.
Box 4 Folder 39
Adrienne Rich: 7 letters from Rich to MKW, many signed Adrienne Conrad, 1953-1956.
Box 4 Folder 40
Christopher Ricks: 5 letters Ricks to MKW, 1 letter MKW to Ricks, 1966-1967.
Box 4 Folder 41
Stephen Spender: 4 letters Spender to MKW, 1 letter from agent, lecture announcement, 1948-1956.
Box 4 Folder 42
Arthur Colby Sprague: 4 letters Sprague to MKW, invitation list for lecture and tea, 1967.
Box 4 Folder 43
Dylan Thomas: "Conversation About Christmas," letter about Thomas lecture, pictures of Thomas from lecture, 2 articles on Dylan after his death, 1950-1954.
Box 4 Folder 44
Eudora Welty: 3 letters from Welty to MKW about visits to Bryn Mawr and while in London, 1952-1966.
Box 4 Folder 45
Assorted Lecturers correspondence and announcements: Including Don Cameron Allen, Hilaire Belloc, Adolf A. Berle Jr., Robert Fitzgerald, David Gascoyne, W. S. Graham, Paul Green, Graham Hoyt, Christopher Isherwood, Mary Lavine, Walter Litz, Louis MacNeice, and Perry Miller, 1950-1967.
Box 4 Folder 46
Assorted Lecturers correspondence and announcements: Including Sean O'Faolan, Kathleen Raine, Louis Simpson, Allen Tate, H. G. Wells, and Thornton Wilder, 1938-1966.
Box 4 Folder 47

MKW U. S. Passports issued April 1969 and May 1974, United Kingdom Alien Registration Papers issued August 14, 1929, 1929, 1969, 1974.
Box 4 Folder 48
miscellaneous receipts for minor household items and research-related purchases, 1934-1974.
Box 4 Folder 49
Correspondence with brokers and attorneys regarding estate tax and audit upon death of AW. Especially from MacCoy Evans & Lewis, Hepburn Ross Wilcox & Putnam, W. H. Newbold's Son, King & King, Montgomery McCracken Walker & Rhoads, 1975-1976.
Box 4 Folder 50-51
Assorted notes and pamphlets on financial matters pertaining to estate tax, 1975-1976.
Box 4 Folder 52
U. S. Fiduciary Income Tax Return, PA Fiduciary Income Tax Return, U. S. Estate Tax Return, Certificates of Death of AW, 1975-1976.
Box 4 Folder 53
List of assets, Estimation of cash needs, Court of Common Pleas Filing, Register of Wills, PA Dept of Revenue paperwork, Statement of Debts and Deductions, Safe Deposit Box Inventory, Inventory and Appraisal of Personal Property, 1975-1976.
Box 6 Folder 4-54
Paperwork from home in Haverford: includes, Letter on inheritance of land from neighbor, inspection and engineering report, notice of foreclosure of mortgage 1915, lawyers receipt for work on deed 1906, school tax receipt 1906, 1887 Montgomery county pronouncement on William Hogan, 1887 letter on particulars of house and land, 1905 property tax, 1906 letter about mortgage, 1906 water bill, 1891 mortgage, letters from attorneys regarding mortgages, sales, and history of home, 1887-1975.
Box 4 Folder 55
1862 Deed, Mortgage, Bond and Warrant; 1887 Deed, Mortgage, Lot Description, and Bond and Warrant, 1862-1887.
Box 6 Folder 4-56
1891 Bond and Mortgage, Declaration of No Set-off; 1896 Bond and Mortgage; 1906 Title, Lease, and 2 Deeds, 1891-1906.
Box 6 Folder 4-57
1920 Deed; 1926 Settlement; Specifications of Home Improvements, 1920-1926.
Box 6 Folder 4-58
letters pertaining to donation of books to Bryn Mawr College Library , 1960-1974.
Box 4 Folder 59
Letters pertaining to donation of a painting of Mt. Hood by W. S. Parrott to Portland Museum of Art, includes appraisal of painting, bills of sale for transportation costs, and picture of the painting, 1977.
Box 4 Folder 60
Publicity from Sale and Donation of Chagall's The Violinist including Habsburg Feldman Catalogue, news clippings and photo of the painting, 1989.
Box 4 Folder 1989
Letter and pamphlet from Marc Chagall regarding touch-up of painting, 1946.
Box 4 Folder 62
Chagall gallery estimates and internal BMC correspondence relating to the selection of an auction house for sale of Chagall, 1989.
Box 4 Folder 63
Papers on presentation of Chagall at benefit, Habsburg Feldman Contract and Guarantee, and pamphlet from reception and viewing of The Violinist before the auction, 1989.
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Mary Pat McPherson report to board of trustees on sale, Letters from Jean Cassou to MKW on lending Chagall to 1963 traveling exhibit, Entity Agreement, Client Agreement, Consignment Agreement, Pre-Sale Notification, 1963-1989.
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Faculty Minute on MKW, Habsburg Feldman statement on sale of Chagall to unnamed bidder, information sent to press on sale, accounts payable and reimbursement statements for shipping and appraisal of The Violinist, Settlement Statement, Philadelphia Museum of Art letter about 1950 exhibition of painting, letter on potential donation to Bryn Mawr College by Habsburg Feldman, 1989.
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MKW Funeral Bills, Insurance Statements, Power of Attorney forms, notification of MKW's death to faculty and board of trustees, change in name of scholarship fund to include both sisters names, appraisal of goods in home, requests from friends of MKW, 1989.
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receipts on sale of possessions and house, and advertisement for estate sale, 1989.
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