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Raymond Holden Papers

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Holden, Raymond P. (Raymond Peckham), 1894-1972

Raymond Holden was born on April 7, 1894 in New York City. He graduated form Princeton University in 1915 and served in the National Guard from 1916-1917. From there, Holden became involved in publishing. During his career he worked for a variety of publications, including the New Yorker, Fortune, Newsweek, and Reader's Digest. Holden was also a writer in his own right, producing a number of books, short stories, and poetry. Later in life he moved to New England, where he became involved in both the New Hampshire House of Representatives and the New Hampshire Library Trustees Association. He passed away on June 26, 1972.

Contains various drafts of books of Holden (Class of 1915)-- Death and the Strange Star (unpublished), Murder Breeds Murder(unpublished), The Arrow at the Heel (NY: Henry Holt, 1940), The Reminding Salt (NY: Dodd, Mead, 1964), Selected Poems (NY: Henry Holt, 1946), The Merrimack (NY: Rinehart, 1958), All About Famous Scientific Expeditions (NY: Random House, 1955), Famous Fossil Finds: Great Discoveries in Paleontology (NY: Dodd, Mead, 1966), Secrets in the Dust (NY: Dodd, Mead, 1959), and Wildlife Mysteries (NY: Dodd, Mead, 1972)--as well as versions of some of his short stories, poems, and articles. Included is sizeable correspondence from John Hall Wheelock, Raymond T. Bond, John Holmes, Morton Dauwen Zabel, and Vilhjalmur Stefansson, and there is correspondence from contemporary poets in response to a 1946 survey conducted by Holden and Sara Henderson Hay. The collection concludes with documents, printed material, and papers of other persons.

Gift of Barbara Holden Yeomens, Raymond P. Holden, Anonymous

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Biography written by Alyxandra Cullen, '09.

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Publisher
Manuscripts Division
Finding Aid Date
2002
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Collection Inventory

Scope and Contents

Consists of manuscripts and notes for works such as "Death of the Strange Star," "The Arrow at the Heel," and "Selected Poems" among others.

Arrangement

Not arranged according to any arrangement scheme.

Physical Description

4 boxes

partial checklist, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Death and the Strange Star: TMs (with autograph corrections), chapters 1-21, pp. 1-202, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Murder Breeds Murder: TMs (carbon), chapters 1-15, pp. 1-205, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

short stories: A-O, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

short stories: R-U, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

untitled and/or unfinished fiction, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

The Arrow at the Heel: looks like copy from which type was set, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

The Reminding Salt: page proofs, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Selected Poems: looks like copy from which type was set, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Selected Poems: what look to be like folding sheets, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Selected Poems: what look to be like folding sheets, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

poems: A-M, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

poems: N-Y, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

poems: sonnets, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

poems: untitled, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

All About Famous Scientific Expeditions: TMs (with autograph corrections), incomplete chapters, TMs (carbon) incomplete, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Famous Fossil Finds: Great Discoveries in Paleontology: edited TMs, chapters 1-11, pp. 1-67, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Secrets in the Dust" AMs, 1st draft outline, notes 1st draft chapters 1, 2, 4, and intro., TMs (carbon with holograph corrections), 2nd draft outline, 2nd draft intro, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Secrets in the Dust: TMs (carbon with holograph corrections), intro.-chapter 7, pp. 1-68, AMs, notes, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Secrets in the Dust TMs (carbon with holograph corrections), chapters 8-13, pp. 69-153, index, and discarded pp., dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Wildlife Mysteries: AMs, notes, incomplete chapter 9, TMs (carbon with autograph corrections), intro.- bibliography, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Wildlife Mysteries, edited TMs, intro.-chapter 9, pp. 1-79, book jacket, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

articles: B-W, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

untitled and/or unfinished articles, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

notes on paleontology, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

nonfiction, incomplete, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Scope and Contents

Consists of correspondence with such organizations as Charles Scribner's Sons Publishers, The New Yorker, and Poetry: A Magazine of Verse.

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically by correspondent.

Physical Description

3 boxes

A - D, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Blassingame, Lurton, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Charles Scribner's Sons Publishers, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Dodd, Mead & Co, 1954-1964. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Dodd, Mead & Co, 1965-1973. 1 folder.
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1 folder

E - L, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

M - S, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

The New Yorker, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Poetry: A Magazine of Verse, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Random House, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Rinehart & Company, Incorporated, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

T - unidentified, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Fan Mail for All About Famous Scientific Expeditions and Famous Scientific Expeditions, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Fan Mail for The Merrimack, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

correspondence resulting from a survery conducted at the suggestion of the Women's National Book Association by Raymond Holden and Sara Henderson Hay (then Mrs. Holden), dates not examined. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Scope and Contents

Consists of documents of or related to Raymond Holden.

Arrangement

Not arranged according to any arrangement scheme.

Physical Description

1 box

Documents, dates not examined. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Scope and Contents

Consists largely of reviews of fiction and poetry.

Arrangement

Arranged by genre.

Physical Description

1 box

printed material, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

fiction reviews, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

juveniles reviews, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

poetry reviews, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

miscellaneous, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

printed material, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Scope and Contents

Consists of papers of individuals other than Raymond Holden.

Arrangement

Not arranged according to any arrangement scheme.

Physical Description

1 box

Papers of Other Persons, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Scope and Contents

Consists largely of manuscripts, correspondence, and notes regarding "Sexual Autobiography" and "Animal, Vegetable, Mineral."

Arrangement

Not arranged according to any arrangement scheme.

Physical Description

3 boxes

Sexual Autobiography: Correspondence, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Sexual Autobiography: Original AMs. 5 notebooks, 1932. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Sexual Autobiography: Original AMs, pp. 1-188, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Sexual Autobiography: Original AMs, pp. 189-318, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Sexual Autobiography: discarded pages, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Sexual Autobiography: misc. pp., TMs with corrections, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Sexual Autobiography: rough typescript from pp. 522 in notebook, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Sexual Autobiography: transcript, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

AMss, 2 notebooks, originals, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

AMss, 3 notebooks, originals, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Animal, Vegetable, Mineral: TMs autobiography, pp. 1-117, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Animal, Vegetable, Mineral: TMs autobiography, pp. 118-221, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Animal, Vegetable, Mineral: TMs autobiography, pp. 222-327, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

All About Fire: misc. matter, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Frost, Robert: TMs pp., correspondence about, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Magnetism: misc. matter, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

What So Proudly We Hailed: bound book, misc. TMs pp., correspondence, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

The Ways of Nesting Birds: misc. matter, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

miscellaneous mss, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

miscellaneous poetry, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Trustee of the Year Award- American Library Trustee Association, 1968. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Correspondence: Frank, Elizabeth and Yeomans, Barbara Holden, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

miscellaneous biographical material, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Print, Suggest