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Laurence Hutton Papers

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Hutton, Laurence, 1843-1904

Laurence Hutton was literary editor of the "Literary Notes" Department at Harper's Magazine from 1886 to 1898. In 1897, Hutton received an honorary M.A. from Princeton University, and from 1901 to his death in 1904 he was a lecturer on English at Princeton.

This collection contains the manuscripts of eleven of Laurence Hutton's stage and theater books, such as Actors and Actresses of Great Britain and the United States, Curiosities of the American Stage, Plays and Players, Portraits in Plaster, and four of his literary landmarks books, covering London, Oxford, Florence, and Scotland. Also included are many shorter works representative of Hutton's interest in collecting books, autographs, and death masks and of his work in the history of the theater. In addition, the papers include some of Hutton's correspondence, mainly from 1885-1895, several documents, photographs and illustrations, and some works on the theater written by other people. Bound volumes include letterbooks (1868-1904), clippings of Hutton's contributions to the press, and several volumes of family photographs.

The collection primarily consists of gifts of Laurence Hutton that he donated circa 1915. It also includes purchases made by the Library over the years.

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Folder Inventory for Boxes 1-16 added by Hilde Creager '15 in 2013.

Finding aid written in 2001.

No appraisal information is available.

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Manuscripts Division
Finding Aid Date
2001
Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research use.

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Collection Inventory

Scope and Contents

Consists of the books and articles of Laurence Hutton.

Arrangement

This series is arranged into two subseries: Books, and Articles.

Physical Description

12 boxes

Scope and Contents

Consists of materials for "Actors and Actresses of Great Britain and the United States," "Curiosities of the American Stage," and "The Literary Landmarks of Florence," as well as other books.

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically by title.

Physical Description

10 boxes

Actors and Actresses of Great Britain and the United States Volume I, 1886-1887. 3 folders.
Scope and Contents

Typed and Autographed Manuscripts, parts printed

Physical Description

3 folders

Actors and Actresses of Great Britain and the United States Volume II, 1886-1887. 3 folders.
Scope and Contents

Typed and Autographed Manuscripts, parts printed

Physical Description

3 folders

Notes and Fragments related to Actors and Actresses of Great Britain and the United States, 1886-1887. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Actors and Actresses of Great Britain and the United States Volume III, 1886-1887. 4 folders.
Scope and Contents

Typed and Autographed Manuscripts, parts printed

Physical Description

4 folders

Actors and Actresses of Great Britain and the United States Volume IV, 1886-1887. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Fragments

Physical Description

1 folder

Chapters A, B, & C of Actors and Actresses of Great Britain and the United States Volume V, 1886-1887. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Typed and Autographed Manuscripts, parts printed

Physical Description

1 folder

Chapters D-W of Actors and Actresses of Great Britain and the United States Volume V, 1886-1887. 4 folders.
Scope and Contents

Typed and Autographed Manuscripts, parts printed

Physical Description

4 folders

Curiosities of the American Stage, 1887. 2 folders.
Scope and Contents

Autographed Manuscripts, parts printed

Physical Description

2 folders

From the Books of Laurence Hutton, undated. 3 folders.
Scope and Contents

Autographed Manuscripts, parts printed, proofs

Physical Description

3 folders

The Letters of Charles Dickens to Wilkie Collins, undated. 3 folders.
Scope and Contents

Proofs

Physical Description

3 folders

The Literary Landmarks of Edinburgh, 1892. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Autograph Manuscripts

Physical Description

1 folder

The Literary Landmarks of Florence, 1897. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Autograph Manuscripts, parts printed

Physical Description

1 folder

The Literary Landmarks of London, 1887. 7 folders.
Scope and Contents

Autograph Manuscripts

Physical Description

7 folders

Literary Landmarks of London, 1889. 1 box.
Scope and Contents

Hutton's own intermediate proof copy of the 1889 two-volume fifth edition of Literary Landmarks of London. Both volumes include his hand-written editorial changes and additions, new illustrations pasted in, new and revised captions, and a new list of illustrations.

Physical Description

1 box

The Literary Landmarks of Oxford, 1902. 7 folders.
Scope and Contents

Typed and Autograph Manuscripts, Proofs

Physical Description

7 folders

The Literary Landmarks of the Scottish Universities, 1904. 8 folders.
Scope and Contents

Typed and Autograph Manuscripts

Physical Description

8 folders

The Literary Life, 1899. 3 folders.
Scope and Contents

Typed and Autograph Manuscripts

Physical Description

3 folders

Plays and Players, 1875. 3 folders.
Scope and Contents

Autograph Manuscripts, parts printed

Physical Description

3 folders

Portraits in Plaster, 1875. 7 folders.
Scope and Contents

Typed (with holograph corrections) and Autograph Manuscripts, parts printed

Physical Description

7 folders

Scope and Contents

Consists of articles such as "Among the Tombs," "The Kids and the Cuddy," and "Three Links in a Dramatic Chain," as well as others.

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically by title.

Physical Description

2 boxes

Among the Tombs, undated. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Autograph Manuscripts

Physical Description

1 folder

Aunt Kirsty, 1898. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Typed (carbon) and Autograph Manuscripts

Physical Description

1 folder

The Book of My Babyhood, undated. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Proof

Physical Description

1 folder

Burlesque from the Italian, undated. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Autograph Manuscripts

Physical Description

1 folder

A Century of Hamlet, 1889. 3 folders.
Scope and Contents

Autograph Manuscripts, Proof w/ holograph corrections, Notes

Physical Description

3 folders

The Collector of Autographs, undated. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Autograph Manuscripts

Physical Description

1 folder

The Earthquake in Florence, undated. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Autograph Manuscripts

Physical Description

1 folder

German as She is Communicated By Signs, undated. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Autograph Manuscripts

Physical Description

1 folder

Grangerism and the Grangerites, undated. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Typed and Autograph Manuscripts

Physical Description

1 folder

A Group of Players, 1897. 2 folders.
Scope and Contents

Autograph Manuscripts, parts printed

Physical Description

2 folders

Gunwads, undated. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Autograph Manuscripts

Physical Description

1 folder

Hall Caine, undated. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Autograph Manuscripts

Physical Description

1 folder

Hawthorne & the Lathrops, undated. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Typed and Autograph Manuscripts

Physical Description

1 folder

How I Kissed the Queen, 1898. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Autograph Manuscripts

Physical Description

1 folder

How's Larry?, undated. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Autograph Manuscripts

Physical Description

1 folder

The Kids and the Cuddy, undated. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Autograph Manuscripts

Physical Description

1 folder

Lester Wallack, undated. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Autograph Manuscripts

Physical Description

1 folder

The Life and Writings of Dickens, 1897. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Autograph Manuscripts and Proof

Physical Description

1 folder

Monumental Truth-Teller, 1895. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Typed and Autograph Manuscripts

Physical Description

1 folder

Noblesse Oblige, undated. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Typed (w/ carbon) and Autograph Manuscripts

Physical Description

1 folder

On Some Portrait Inscriptions, undated. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Autograph Manuscripts

Physical Description

1 folder

Poetical Inscriptions, 1888-1889. 2 folders.
Scope and Contents

Typed Manuscripts w/ holograph corrections, Notes

Physical Description

2 folders

The Portrait of Mary Stuart, undated. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Autograph Manuscripts

Physical Description

1 folder

The Printer's Devil, undated. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Autograph Manuscripts

Physical Description

1 folder

Some American Book-plates, undated. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Proofs w/ holograph corrections

Physical Description

1 folder

Stedman, undated. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Typed Manuscripts

Physical Description

1 folder

Stranger than Fiction, 1903. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Autograph Manuscripts

Physical Description

1 folder

Three Links in a Dramatic Chain, undated. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Autograph Manuscripts

Physical Description

1 folder

The Wrong Navarro, undated. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Autograph Manuscripts

Physical Description

1 folder

Very Short Works, undated. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Fragments, 1892-1894. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Scope and Contents

Consists of family and general correspondence, arranged in alphabetical order.

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically by correspondent.

Physical Description

1 box

Correspondence A-F, 1886-1897. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Correspondence G-L, 1885-1902. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Correspondence M-N, 1889-1898. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Correspondence O-W, 1886-1899. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Correspondence-Family, 1835-1873. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Correspondence-Unidentified, 1882-1892. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Scope and Contents

Consists of documents related to Harper's income, two receipt books, an adjourned meeting of the Author's Club, and his Yale University degree (1892).

Arrangement

Not arranged according to any arrangement scheme.

Physical Description

2 boxes

Harper's Income, 1897-1898. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Two Receipt Books of John Hutton's, 1841-1847. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

An Adjourned Meeting of the Author's Club, undated. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Yale University degree, 1892. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Scope and Contents

Consists of photographs of Hutton, family, friends, and places, as well as of death masks and illustrations.

Arrangement

This series is arranged into three subseries: Photographs, Death Masks, and Illustrations.

Physical Description

4 boxes

Scope and Contents

Consists of photographs of Hutton, family, friends, and places.

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically by subject.

Physical Description

1 box

Photographs of Laurence Hutton, 1877-1900. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Family & Friends, 1852-1900. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

People-Identified, 1809-1902. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

People-Unidentified, undated. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Places, 1887-1889. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Pictures of Edinburgh, undated. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Scope and Contents

Consists of photographs of death masks.

For further information, see: Laurence Hutton Collection of Life and Death Masks

Arrangement

Not arranged according to any arrangement scheme.

Physical Description

1 box

Death Masks, undated. 6 folders.
Physical Description

6 folders

Scope and Contents

Consists of illustrations for "A Boy I Knew," "Literary Landmarks of the Scottish Universities," "Portraits in Plaster," and "Talks in a Library."

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically by title for which the illustrations were drawn.

Physical Description

2 boxes

Illustrations for A Boy I Knew, undated. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Illustrations for Literary Landmarks of the Scottish Universities, undated. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Illustrations for Portraits in Plaster, undated. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Illustrations for Talks in a Library, undated. 2 folders.
Physical Description

2 folders

Literary Landmarks of Venice: title page proof, undated. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Miscellaneous engravings, undated. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Scope and Contents

Consists of "Retrospections of America" by John Bernard, "Charlotte Cushman" by William J. Ball, and "The Elder & Younger Booth" by Mrs. J.S. Clark, as well as others.

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically by author.

Physical Description

2 boxes

William J. Ball "Charlotte Cushman", undated. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Autograph Manuscripts

Physical Description

1 folder

Malcolm Bell, "The Funeral of Mary Queen of Scots", undated. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Autograph Manuscripts

Physical Description

1 folder

John Bernard, "Retrospections of America, undated. 4 folders.
Scope and Contents

Autograph Manuscripts

Physical Description

4 folders

John Bernard, "Retrospections of the Stage, undated. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Autograph Manuscripts

Physical Description

1 folder

John Bernard, Fragments, undated. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Autograph Manuscripts

Physical Description

1 folder

Mrs. J.S. Clark, "The Elder & Younger Booth", undated. 2 folders.
Scope and Contents

Autograph Manuscripts

Physical Description

2 folders

Joseph N. Ireland, "Mrs. Duff", 1882. 2 folders.
Scope and Contents

Autograph Manuscripts

Physical Description

2 folders

Unidentified, 1872-1892. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Autograph Manuscripts

Physical Description

1 folder

Scope and Contents

Consists of letters, literary notes, scrapbooks of clippings, and materials related to the Hutton family.

Arrangement

Not arranged according to any arrangement scheme.

Physical Description

14 boxes

Physical Description

4 boxes

Volume I, 1868. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Volume II, 1869. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Volume III, 1870. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Volume IV, 1871. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Volume V, 1871 October 7-1872 December 18. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Volume VI, 1872 December 22-1874 February 8. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Volume VII, 1874 February 17-1875 January 22. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Volume VIII, 1875 January 27-1876 February 18. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Volume IX, 1876 February 22-1877 April 19. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Volume X, 1877 April 19-1878 February 15. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Volume XI, 1878 February 18-1879 March 20. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Volume XII, 1879 March 20-1880 April 15. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Volume XIII, 1880 April 15-1880 December 31. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Volume XIV, 1881 January 1-1881 October 21. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Volume XV, 1882 April 7-1884 March 12. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Volume XVI, 1884 March 15-1885 October 19. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Volume XVII, 1885 October 21. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Volume XVIII, 1872-1873. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Volume XIX, Letters to William Cushing Bamburgh, with pictures and clippings, 1890-1904. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Physical Description

1 box

Volume I, undated. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Volume II, 1870 November 23-1872 November 2. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Volume III, 1872 November 7-1874 December 31. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Volume IV, 1875 January 1-1878 December 31. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Volume V, 1879 January 1-1881 December 31. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Volume VI, 1882 January 1. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Literary Notes, 1893-1896. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Physical Description

1 box

Volume I, 1872 October-1874 January. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Volume II, 1874 January-1877 January. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Volume III, 1877 January. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Physical Description

1 box

Volume I: Mainly Articles, undated. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Volume II: Mainly Articles, undated. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Physical Description

1 box

Volume I, undated. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Volume II, undated. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Volume III, undated. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Scrapbook of Clippings Concerning Laurence Hutton, undated. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Literary Landmarks of London, 1885. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Scrapbook of Newspaper Clippings: Criticism on, undated. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Scrapbook of Newspaper Clippings, undated. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Charles Dickens, undated. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Record of Money Expended (John Hutton), undated. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Address Book, undated. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Diary, 1871. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Physical Description

1 box

Address Book, undated. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Catalogue of Various Things, undated. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

List of Books, undated. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Physical Description

1 box

Notes on History, undated. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Physical Description

1 box

Letters, undated. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Trans-Atlanticisms, undated. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Letters, accounts, etc., undated. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Souvenir of a Trip, undated. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

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2 boxes

Physical Description

2 boxes

Volume 5, undated. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Volume 6, undated. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Volume 1, undated. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Volume 2, undated. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Volume 3, undated. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

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Volume 4, undated. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

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