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Vodrey Collection of Arthur Machen Papers

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Held at: Princeton University Library: Manuscripts Division [Contact Us]

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Machen, Arthur, 1863-1947

Arthur Machen was a Welsh writer of tales, mystical, romantic, and macabre.

The collection consists of manuscripts and correspondence of Machen and an equal amount of manuscripts and correspondence of Machen admirers and collectors, particularly the members of the Machen Society, founded in 1948 after Machen's death. Included are Machen's The Secret Glory (London: M. Secker, [1922], page proofs), Ornaments in Jade (New York: Knopf, 1924, signed autograph manuscript), The Children of the Pool (London: Hutchinson, [1936], autograph and typed manuscript), The Cosy Room and Other Stories (London: Rich & Cowan, [1936], typed manuscript), various short works, such as introductions and prefaces, address books, and photographs of his residences, 1863-1930.

In addition, there is Wesley Sweetser's University of Colorado doctoral dissertation, Arthur Machen, His Writings (published in 1964), with its lengthy bibliography. Others amply represented in the collection are Nathan van Patten, first president of the Arthur Machen Society, and Joseph Kelly Vodrey and Adrian Goldstone, active members.

When Nathan van Patten, president of the Arthur Machen Society, died in 1956, Joseph Kelly Vodrey, Society member and Machen collector, acquired much of his Machen-related papers. The Vodrey Collection reflects both men's Machen material.

Gift of Joseph Kelly Vodrey.

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Publisher
Manuscripts Division
Finding Aid Date
2002
Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research use.

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Collection Inventory

Scope and Contents

Bound volumes are shelved separately.

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically by title.

Physical Description

1 box

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1 box

Autograph manuscript of introduction, signed by author and Arthur Machen, dates not examined. 1 item.
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1 item

Two copies of printer's copy of introduction, signed by author and Arthur Machen, 1932 January 16. 1 item.
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Typescript copy of introduction, signed by author and Arthur Machen, 1932 January 16. 1 item.
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1 item

Galley proofs, signed by author, dates not examined. 1 item.
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1 item

Checklist, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

"Almost Anything," typescript, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

"Angels of Mons," carbon copy of typescript with author's note, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

"At a Man's Table: the Truth about Curry," tear sheets, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

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1 box

Bridles and Spurs, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

The Picture on the Card, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

The Strange Tale of Mount Nephin, typescript and photostat, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Trailing Old Beroaldus, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

That Other World, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Casanova, preface written for new issue, Galley proof, signed, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

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bound volume

The Exalted Omega, circa 1936. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

Manuscript pp. 1-41, Typescript pp. 1-34

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1 item

The Children of the Pool, circa 1936. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

Manuscript pp. 1-37, Typescript pp. 35-65

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1 item

The Dover Road, circa 1936. 1 item.
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1 item

The Tree of Life, circa 1936. 1 item.
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Manuscript pp. 86-114, Typescript pp. 111-139

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1 item

Out of the Picture, circa 1936. 1 item.
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Manuscript pp. 115-156, Typescript pp. 140-180

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Change, circa 1936. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

Manuscript pp. 157-178, Typescript pp. 181-200

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The Bright Boy [replacing Dover Road], circa 1936. 1 item.
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1 item

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bound volume

A Double Return pp. 1-5, 1936. 1 item.
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A Wonderful Woman pp. 6-10, 1936. 1 item.
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The Lost Club pp. 10-18, 1936. 1 item.
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The Holy Things pp. 19-23, 1936. 1 item.
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1 item

Psychology pp. 24-28, 1936. 1 item.
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Torture pp. 29-35, 1936. 1 item.
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Witchcraft pp. 35-39, 1936. 1 item.
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The Turanians pp. 40-44, 1936. 1 item.
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The Rose Garden pp. 45-48, 1936. 1 item.
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The Ceremony pp. 49-52, 1936. 1 item.
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Midsummer pp. 53-57, 1936. 1 item.
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Nature pp. 58-62, 1936. 1 item.
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The Hidden Mystery pp. 63-75, 1936. 1 item.
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Munitions of War pp. 76-78, 1936. 1 item.
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Drake's Drum pp. 79-84, 1936. 1 item.
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A New Christmas Carol pp. 85-89, 1936. 1 item.
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The Islington Mystery pp. 90-101, 1936. 1 item.
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The Gift of Tongues pp. 102-112, 1936. 1 item.
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The Cozy Room pp. 113-118, 1936. 1 item.
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Awaking pp. 119-125, 1936. 1 item.
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Opening the Door pp. 126-138, 1936. 1 item.
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The Complements of the Season pp. 139-145, 1936. 1 item.
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"N" pp. 146-182, 1936. 1 item.
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"The Glitter of the Brook," photstat, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

The Grande Trouvaille (A Legend of Pentonville), An introduction by Arthur Machen, Corrected proof of frontispiece, dates not examined. 1 item.
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1 itembound volume

The Great Return, 1915. 1 item.
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1 itembound volume

Introduction to Lady Benson's Memoirs, original manuscript, dates not examined. 1 item.
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1 itembound volume

"Meminisse," original manuscript, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

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bound volume

The Turanians pp. 1-17, undated. 1 item.
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The Idealist pp. 18-32, undated. 1 item.
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Witchcraft pp. 33-40, undated. 1 item.
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The Ceremony pp. 41-58, undated. 1 item.
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1 item

Psychology pp. 59-68, undated. 1 item.
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1 item

Torture pp. 69-79, undated. 1 item.
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Midsummer pp. 80-90, undated. 1 item.
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1 item

Nature pp. 91-99, undated. 1 item.
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The Holy Things pp. 100-109, undated. 1 item.
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The Rose Garden [bound in at end], undated. 1 item.
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"Our Father, San Daniel," introduction and notes in the hand of Arthur Machen, dates not examined. 1 item.
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1 itembound volume

"Queer Things," clippings from newspaper, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

"Scrooge and the Period of Psycho-Analysis", 1923. 1 item.
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1 item

"The Way to Attain," photostatic copy of book, Published by The Dryden Press, 1889. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Scope and Contents

Consists of manuscripts of other writings such as Ian Fytton Armstrong, Thomas Horan, and Captain Wesley Sweetser, as well as others.

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically by author.

Physical Description

1 box

Armstrong, Ian Fytton, pseud, John Gawsworth, dates not examined. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Armstrong, Ian Fytton and Arthur Machen, introduction to "Novel of the Balck Seal" and the "Novel of White Powder," Carbon copy of typescript, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Bell, G. K. A., bishop of Chichester, Randall Davidson, Archbishop of Canterbury, by G. K. A. Bell, bishop of Chichester, Oxford University Press, New York, Review in the hand of Arthur Machen, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Don Quijote de la Mancha. A chapter from the book called The Ingenious Gentleman Don Quijote de la Mancha which by some mischance has not till now been printed, London, George Redway, York Street, Covent Garden, 1887. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Horan, Thomas, "The Cedar Grove," introduction by A. Machen, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Lejeune, Anthony: "An Old Man and a Boy, Memories of Arthur Machen." Tear sheets from The Listener, 1956 March 29. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Patten, Nathan Van, "There Are Some Who Mourn," newspaper clipping, The Canton Repository, 1948 January 11. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Sweetser, Captain Wesley, Arthur Machen, His Writings, Early draft compiled in connection with his thesis for doctor's degree at University of Colorado, 1958, The major portion is a bibliography, 1958. 1 item.
Physical Description

1 itembound volume

Wolf, Howard, "Birthday of a Genius," photostat, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Scope and Contents

Consists of address books; photographs, including a photographic plate; clippings; a bibliography of Machen; an inventory of the Arthur Machen shelves of Joseph Kelly Vodney; tear sheets; and notes.

Arrangement

Arranged by genre of material.

Physical Description

1 box

Address books, Two address books in one bound volume, circa 1941. 1 item.
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1 itembound volume

"An Intinerary Through Machenia, 1863-1947," Fifty association illustrations autographed by "The Silwrist," Arthur Machen, 1863-1947. 1 item.
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1 itembound volume

"The Arthur Machen Collection at Yale University Library," Photostats of catalogue cards of Arthur Machen material in the Yale University Library, dates not examined.
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bound volume

"The Arthur Machen Collection at Yale University Library," Photostats of catalogue cards of Arthur Machen material in the Yale University Library, dates not examined.
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bound volume

Photographs, signed by Arthur Machen, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

"The Residence of Arthur Machen, 1880-1930," Photographs, First Series, 1880-1930. 1 folder.
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1 folder

"Residences of Arthur Machen, Second Series, 1863-1930," Photographs, 1863-1930. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Signed Photographs, dates not examined. 1 item.
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1 itembound volume

Tear sheets, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Notes about Arthur Machen, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Clippings, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Photographic Plate, dates not examined. 1 box.
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1 box

Bibliography of Machen, dates not examined. 1 box.
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1 box

Inventory of the Arthur Machen Shelves of Joseph Kelly Vodney, circa 1924. 1 box.
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1 box

Scope and Contents

Consists of correspondence with individuals such as Perry Michael, nathan Van Patten, and Joseph Kelly Vodren, as well as others.

Arrangement

Arranged by genre of correspondence.

Physical Description

1 box

Scope and Contents

Most letters are to Henry Savage.

Physical Description

bound volume

Clemens, Samuel Langhorn, dates not examined. 1 item.
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1 item

Grainger, Boine, dates not examined. 1 item.
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1 item

Howe, Mr., dates not examined. 1 item.
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Jackson, Holbrook, dates not examined. 1 item.
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Kendall, Frederick Coy, dates not examined. 1 item.
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Kennet, A. M., dates not examined. 1 item.
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1 item

Klinefelber, Miss, dates not examined. 1 item.
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Savage, Henry, dates not examined. 1 item.
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Secker, Mr., dates not examined. 1 item.
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"Letters to Grant Richards," Letters of Arthur Machen to Grant Richards, 1905-1927. 1 item.
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Letters of Arthur Machen, dates not examined. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Includes correspondence with Edmund William Gosse, Mr. Leippert, Michael Perry, and R.A.C. Wellesley

Physical Description

1 folder

Machen, A., notebook with a letter, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Armstrong, F. to N. Van Patten, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Miscellaneous Correspondence, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Perry Michael Correpsondence, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Arthur Machen Society Correspondence, dates not examined. 2 folders.
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2 folders

Correspondence between Wesley Sweetser and Adrian Goldstone, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Nathan Van Patten Correspondence relating to Arthur Machen Collection, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Joseph Kelly Vodrey Correspondence with Adrian Goldstone, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Joseph Kelly Vodrey Correspondence with Edwin Steffe, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Correspondence relating to collection, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Miscellaneous notes relating to collection, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Additional papers, dates not examined. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Scope and Contents

Consists of material related to the Arthur Machen Society and correspondence regarding the collection.

Arrangement

Not arranged according to any arrangement scheme.

Physical Description

2 boxes

Arthur Machen society, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

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1 box

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

G, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

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

V-W, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Joseph Kelly Vodrey Correspondence about collection material, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Information on the donation of the collection to Princeton University, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Arthur Machen bibliography- Van Patten, dates not examined. 2 folders.
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2 folders

"The Arthur Machen Shelves of Joseph Kelly Vodrey," A bibliography of the Vodrey Collection of Arthur Machen and other collections, dates not examined. 2 folders.
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2 folders

"The Secret of Glory," by Machen, signed proofs, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

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