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Robert H. Taylor Collection of English and American Literature

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Taylor, Robert Hill, 1908-1985

Robert Hill Taylor (1908-1985), Princeton University Class of 1930, amassed a distinguished collection of rare books, manuscripts, and drawings during more than 50 years of active collecting. The collection began circa 1930, and was eventually moved to Princeton in 1960 and housed in the former Princetoniana Room in Firestone Library in 1972 before being moved to the high security vault in 2012. The heart of his collection consists of the works of Anthony Trollope (Taylor's favorite author), Alexander Pope, Richard Brinsley Sheridan, George Gordon Byron, and Max Beerbohm. As Taylor himself once stated: "I felt that these were representative authors of their respective periods who could still be collected with some approach to completeness, and so I have tried to specialize in them." 1

His first gift to the Princeton University Library, made in February 1950, was the first edition of Daniel Defoe's The True-Born Englishman (1700). Starting in 1958, Taylor donated his holdings of Victorian fiction (which included numerous presentation copies of Charles Dickens, George Eliot, Thomas Hardy, and Charles Reade) to the Morris L. Parrish Collection of Victorian Novelists (C0171), along with several important Anthony Trollope items from his collection. In addition, Taylor provided the necessary funds that enabled the Library's Special Collections to purchase a variety of special items, such as the Tollemache Chaucer, a fifteenth-century manuscript of The Canterbury Tales.

Besides his numerous and generous gifts, Taylor was an active participant in the Princeton University library community-giving lectures, selecting and assisting with Library exhibitions, and contributing scholarly articles to the Princeton University Library Chronicle. In addition, he served as the chairman of the Council of the Friends of the Library for 26 years. In 1975, Taylor was fittingly honored with the Donald F. Hyde Award of Princeton University for Distinction in Book Collection and Service to the Community of Scholars. He died in Princeton on May 5, 1985, but his legacy lives on through the distinguished and invaluable collection that bears his name and continues to grow.

1 Robert J. Wickenheiser, "Fifty Years of Collecting: The Collector and His Books" in The Princeton University Library Chronicle, Volume XXXXVIII, Numbers 2-3, Winter-Spring 1977, p. 78.

The collection consists of manuscripts, letters, and documents of numerous and varied authors and artists that span nearly five centuries of English and American literature. There is a variety of related material, such as such as artwork, illustrated albums, letterbooks, and photographs.

Authors most extensively represented include the so-called "Taylor authors"-Max Beerbohm (with numerous caricatures and drawings, correspondence and manuscripts), Alexander Pope, Richard Brinsley Sheridan; George Gordon Byron, and Anthony Trollope.

Other writers significantly represented in the collection, with regard to manuscripts and/or letters, are: the Brontë family (Anne, Charlotte, and Patrick), Charles Dickens, Thomas Hardy, Benjamin Robert Haydon, Henry James, George Bernard Shaw, Lytton Strachey, Alfred Tennyson, William Makepeace Thackeray, the Trollope family (Frances Milton, Henry Merivale, T. Adolphus, and Frances Eleanor), Oscar Wilde, and Virginia Woolf. The major artists include William Blake, Hablot Knight Browne ("Phiz"), George Cruikshank, Edward Lear, John Everett Millais, William Makepeace Thackeray, and J. M. W. Turner.

Note: A listing of Taylor Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts (Series 4) is included as a reference for researchers, but full textual and codicological descriptions of them will eventually be published in a "Catalogue of Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts in the Princeton University Library."

The Taylor modern manuscripts collection (RTC01) is housed in 23 archival boxes and 7 shelves (for bound and oversized items). The majority of artwork, particularly the oversized items, is stored in 17 clamshell boxes. This remains an open collection, and additions continue to be made from time to time. The collection has been arranged in the following series:

See the double issue of The Princeton University Library Chronicle devoted in its entirety to a survey of the Taylor Collection: Robert J. Wickenheiser, "The Robert H. Taylor Collection" (Vol. XXXVIII, no. 2 and 3; Winter-Spring, 1976-77), contains 13 articles by such scholars as G. E. Bentley, James Thorpe, Mary Hyde, Charles Ryskamp, E.D.H. Johnson ("Romantic, Victorian, and Edwardian: Part Two-Manuscripts, Letters, and Drawings," pp. 212-224), H. W. Liebert, Richard M. Ludwig, John V. Fleming, Earl Miner, and Thomas P. Roche. Also, the entire Winter, 1986 issue of the Princeton University Library Chronicle focuses on the Robert H. Taylor Collection. See also: Robert H. Taylor, "Contemporary Collectors III: The Robert H. Taylor Library" in the Book Collector Vol. 3, no. 4 (Winter, 1954); "Association Copies from the Collection of Robert H. Taylor" in the Gazette of the Grolier Club [New series], (June, 1969), no. 10; and A.D. Wainwright, "Robert H. Taylor" in the Gazette of the Grolier Club [New series], (1986), no. 38.

Robert H. Taylor, Princeton Class of 1930, placed his library collection on deposit in the Princeton University Library in 1972, and bequeathed it to the Library upon his death in 1985. The Library has accepted gifts and made acquisitions of related material since that time.

"Mysteria Revelata" of John Collins was purchased with funds from the Richard M. Ludwig Endowment established by Michael Spence, Class of 1966.

Florence Emily Hardy (1881-1937) letters to Constance Innes Pocock were purchased in 2014 (AM 2014-88).

Max Beerbohm letters to Florence Kahn were purchased in 2000 (RT 2000-01).

William Shenstone epitaph by Richard Graves was purchased in 2015 (AM 2016-8).

For preservation reasons, original analog and digital media may not be read or played back in the reading room. Users may visually inspect physical media but may not remove it from its enclosure. All analog audiovisual media must be digitized to preservation-quality standards prior to use. Audiovisual digitization requests are processed by an approved third-party vendor. Please note, the transfer time required can be as little as several weeks to as long as several months and there may be financial costs associated with the process. Requests should be directed through the Ask Us Form.

This collection was processed by Sylvia Yu and Teresa Basler in 2002-2003. Finding aid written by Sylvia Yu and Teresa Basler in 2002-2003.

Finding aid updated periodically with new accessions by Kelly Bolding, Faith Charlton, and Chloe Pfendler, 2013-2017.

No materials were separated during 2003 processing.

Publisher
Manuscripts Division
Finding Aid Author
Sylvia Yu; Teresa Basler; Kelly Bolding; Faith Charlton; Chloe Pfendler
Finding Aid Date
2002
Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research.

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Collection Inventory

Scope and Contents

Consists primarily of bound, autograph manuscripts (many of them oversized), together with additional letters, documents and drawings. A few oversize, unbound manuscripts and/or letters have been retained in their original cases.

To avoid confusion, manuscript numbers 1-30 are reserved for the Robert Taylor Medieval and Renaissance manuscripts. Currently there are 21 assigned numbers in this series. For brief overviews of the Robert Taylor Collection see: The Robert H. Taylor Collection. Princeton University Library Chronicle, vol. 38, nos. 2 and 3 (Winter-Spring 1977). William G. Bowen, "The Robert H. Taylor Collection," Princeton University Library Chronicle, vol. 47, no. 2 (Winter 1986). pp. 119-120.

Arrangement

Shelved alphabetically by author, or in some cases by title.

Physical Description

4 boxes

ADDISON, JOSEPH (1672-1719). "Addison Miscellany.", 1715-1720. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

Commonplace book written in an early 18th-century hand, containing poems by several English poets, with two engraved poems by Addison pasted down on inside wrappers.

Physical Description

1 item

Alchemical Recipe for Philosophical Mercury, or Salt of Mercury, circa 1690. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

Recipe on 1 folio sheet for alchemist's philosophical mercury, or salt of mercury, believed to dissolve and then revivify gold to make it grow and multiply.

Physical Description

1 item29.5 x 19.2 cm

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Angler's Complete Assistant, circa 1600s. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

List of 17 fish and where to find them, what season to fish them during, and the best time of day, depth, bait to use, etc.

Physical Description

1 item8.6 x 15.5 cm

BAGSHAWE, ALEXANDRA. "Christmas Garland", 1946. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

Volume of extracts from numerous authors, compiled and transcribed by Bagshawe and illustrated with pasted in pictures for the amusement of Max and Florence Beerbohm (miscellaneous foliation).

Physical Description

1 item

BARTON, WILLIAM (1597-1678). "Commonplace Book.", 1634-1674. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

English commonplace book filled with epigrams, notes on religious counsel, conduct, rhetoric, and copies of letters received. The compiler of this manuscript appears to be translator and hymnologist William Barton, vicar of St. Martin's, Leicester, from 1656 to 1678.

Physical Description

1 item

BEDDOES , THOMAS LOVELL (1803-1849). "Autograph Letter to B. W. Proctor, London", 1826 March 13. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

Concerns a poem written by Beddoes.

Physical Description

1 item

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BEERBOHM, MAX (1872-1956). "De natura barbatulorum", circa 1890. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

Signed autograph manuscript essay with corrections and interlineations. Bound together with the printed version published in the Feb. 1896 Chap-Book.

Physical Description

1 item

BEERBOHM, MAX (1872-1956). "Drawings by HMB", 1879-1880. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

Scrapbook of pen-and-ink and pencil sketches by a young Beerbohm.

Physical Description

1 item

BEERBOHM, MAX (1872-1956). "Fenestralia", 1940s. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

Autograph manuscript essay first published in "Mainly on the Air," (London : Heinemann, 1946). Together with manuscript notes (5 leaves) for an essay on watching the Parisian street scene at the Gare du Nord from a window in the hotel above the station (1928). These notes, much condensed, were used for a passage in the essay "Fenestralia."

Physical Description

1 item

BEERBOHM, MAX (1872-1956). "Further Recollections by Viscount M.O.M.", 1917 December. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

Autograph manuscript, signed Max Beerbohm.

Physical Description

1 item

BEERBOHM, MAX (1872-1956). "The Mirror of the Past", 1900s. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

Incomplete autograph drafts and notes, with pencil sketches in the margins. Together with ALS entitled "A Very Brief and Arbitrary Account of a Book I am Writing, entitled 'The Mirror of the Past' for the Editor of The Century."

Physical Description

1 item

BEERBOHM, MAX (1872-1956). "Sonnet to Henry James", 1908. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

Autograph manuscript with corrections in the hands of Max Beerbohm and Edmund Gosse. Even numbered lines in the hand of Edmund Gosse, odd numbered lines in the hand of Max Beerbohm. Together with ANS to Evan signed "Max, from Villino Chiaro, Rapallo."

Physical Description

1 item

BEERBOHM, MAX (1872-1956). "Zuleika Dobson", circa 1898. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

Incomplete autograph manuscript draft in pencil, with pencil and pen sketches by Beerbohm. This being a rough copy of chapters 9-13 and 15-24.

Physical Description

1 item

BEERBOHM, MAX (1872-1956). "Zuleika Dobson", circa 1898. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

Complete autograph manuscript written in ink.

Physical Description

1 item

BERKELEY, WILLIAM (1608-1677). "The Lost Lady: Tragy-Comedy", circa 1676-1677. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

Manuscript copy, written in an unidentified hand, of the complete play. Does not include cast list and prologue.

Physical Description

1 item

BLAKEY , MARGARET (19TH CENTURY). "Agnes," or "The Triumph of Feeling", 1815. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

Original manuscript of an unpublished short romance.

Physical Description

1 item

"British Literary Autographs", 1752-1876. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

Album of autograph letters from 18th-and 19th-century literary figures, tipped in, compiler unidentified. Correspondence with Robert Burns, William Cowper, Charles Dickens, Thomas Hughes, John Keats, Charles Lamb, Percy Bysshe Shelley, Alfred Tennyson, William Makepeace Thackeray. etc.

Physical Description

1 item

BRONTË, ANNE (1820-49). "Verses by Lady Geralda", 1837 October 6. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

Signed autograph manuscript verse.

Physical Description

1 item

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BRONTË, CHARLOTTE (1816-1855). "Emma", 1853. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

Autograph manuscript of portions of chapter 1 and 2.

Physical Description

1 item

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BRONTË, CHARLOTTE (1816-1855). "John Henry", 1800s. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

Incomplete autograph manuscript.

Physical Description

1 item

BRONTË, CHARLOTTE (1816-1855). "Mina Laury II", 1838 January 17. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

Signed autograph manuscript.

Physical Description

1 item

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BRONTË, CHARLOTTE (1816-1855). "The Violet", 1830 November 14. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

Signed autograph manuscript.

Physical Description

1 item

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BRONTË, EMILY (1818-1848). "All Day I Have Toiled, But Not in Pain: Five Quatrains", 1837-1839. 1 item.
Physical Description

1 item

BRONTË, EMILY (1818-1848). "I am the Only Being Whose Doom: Six Quatrains", 1837-1839. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

Eleven autograph manuscript poems.

Physical Description

1 item

BRONTË, PATRICK BRANWELL (1817-1848). "And the Weary are at Rest", circa 1924. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

4 leaves of manuscript, tipped in between p. 20 and 2

Autograph manuscript tipped in the 1924 printed edition of And the Weary are at Rest.

Physical Description

1 item

BRONTË, PATRICK BRANWELL (1817-1848). "Autograph Manuscript", circa 1840. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

Unidentified.

Physical Description

1 item

BROWNING, ELIZABETH BARRETT (1806-1861). "Autograph Letter Signed to R.H. Horne", 1844 February 20. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

Concerns Charles Dickens, George Sand, and Victor Hugo, circa 600 words.

Physical Description

1 item

BUCKINGHAM, GEORGE VILLIERS, DUKE OF (1628-1687). "Commonplace Book", 1700s. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

Transcript of the commonplace book found in the pocket of the Duke of Buckingham at the time of his death, written in an unidentified hand.

Physical Description

1 item

BURNS, ROBERT (1759-1796). "The Jolly Beggars: a Cantata", circa 1786. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

Autograph manuscript of an early draft.

Physical Description

1 item

BURTON, GEORGE (1717-1791). "Manuscript Poems", 1737. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

Volume of manuscript poems by Burton and his friends, with index. Most of the poetry appears to be original; much of it love poetry of a traditional kind (swans, nymphs, Chloe, etc.). Nearly all the poems are assigned to a particular author by initials, apparently by Burton as a record after the event, and the majority appear to be by Burton himself.

Physical Description

1 item

BYRON, GEORGE GORDON (1788-1824). "Autographs and Portraits of Lord Byron and His Family and Friends", dates not examined. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

Album containing autograph letters, portraits, and prints of Lord Byron, his friends, and members of his family. The collection includes autograph letters (16) by Lord Byron, Lady Byron, Admiral Byron, the Earl of Carlisle, Leigh Hunt, Thomas Moore, Lady Caroline Lamb, and others. The engravings, some color, include portraits, views, and a colored cartoon. Collected by Harry B. Smith. between 1783-1829.

Physical Description

1 item

BYRON, GEORGE GORDON (1788-1824). "Churchill's Grave", circa 1816. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

Autograph manuscript draft of a poem. Bound with a specially printed title page and text.

Physical Description

1 item

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BYRON, GEORGE GORDON (1788-1824). "Darkness", circa 1816. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

Autograph manuscript draft of a poem. Bound with a specially printed title page and text.

Physical Description

1 item

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BYRON, GEORGE GORDON (1788-1824). "Hints from Horace", circa 1811. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

Autograph manuscript printer's copy with Byron's autograph corrections. Together with ALS from Seymour De Ricci to Sydney Cockerell, Paris, Aug. 7, 1939 and ALS from Byron to Mr. Cawthorn (his publisher), Newstead Abbey North, Aug. 20, 1811.

Physical Description

1 item

BYRON, GEORGE GORDON (1788-1824). "Lord and Lady Byron Letters", 1816-1872. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

Bound collection of letters from Lord Byron, Lady Byron, and Countess Guiccioli. Together with engraved portraits and clippings.

Physical Description

1 item

CATCOTT, ALEXANDER STOPFORD (1692-1749). Translations, 1716-1884. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

A volume of manuscript and printed material, comprising a large collection of apparently unpublished verse and prose, mostly in English but including sections in Latin and Greek (Oxford and Bristol, from 1716 to about 1740). The first half of the book consists almost entirely of translations written in 1716-1717, but did not cease when Catcott moved to Bristol. It is clear that most of the latter half is also from his hand: this is plainly not a commonplace book, even though towards the end the compositions are mostly formal academic work in Latin and Greek, some of it by his pupils. A count of the volume's contents has identified just over 3750 lines of English poetry (and a substantial body of Latin verse too), of which the vast majority has remained unpublished. Although some of the school exercises are by his pupils, there is no reason to doubt that nearly all of the remainder of the volume is by Catcott himself, and that it contributes a substantial body of newly-identified poetry by a published early-18th century poet. 8vo (binding 200 x 125mm), pp. [viii], 129, [1] blank; [2], 130-175, 174-233. Contemporary calf, neatly rebacked in modern times with dark brown morocco, with label; edges of the leaves uncut. Spine label reads "Translations / by / A. S. Catcott / Bristol /1717 / -1738." Bound in (after p. 129): Catcott's "The Court of Love, A Vision from Chaucer." Oxford: printed at the Theater for Anthony Peisley bookseller . . ., 1717. Loose/tipped in: 4 autograph letters signed from William George of Bristol, to F. W. Cosens, 19 June to 2 August 1884, about the volume, which he borrowed for his projected "Catcott bibliography"; with one letter from Cosens to George, dated 4 August 1884. Tipped in at end: two-page section of William George's Catcott bibliography.

Physical Description

1 item

CLARENDON, EDWARD HYDE, EARL OF (1609-1674). "A Short View of the State of Ireland from the Yeare 1640 to the Yeare 1652", 1678. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

Manuscript, written in an unidentified contemporary hand. Bound with several other transcribed documents.

Physical Description

1 item

"A Collection of Choyce Poems, Lampoons, and Satyrs." Volume 1, 1673-1689. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

Manuscript collection of restoration poetry, written in two late 17th-century hands. Formerly: Restoration poetry MS 1.

Physical Description

1 item

COLLINS, JOHN. "Mysteria Revelata", 1680s. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

Late seventeenth century manuscript of the "Mysteria Revelata" [pages 23-145] of John Collins, being "A true, plaine, and impartiall Narrative, and Relation of severall matters and transactions concerning his Majesties late happie restauration, with some other circumstantiall matters, and passages precedent or consequent thereupon." This is prefaced by a verse summary [pages 1-17] headed "Certaine Memorialls and Annotations on the late Duke of Albemarle . . ." (opening "Now that the Duke's defunct and evrie Poett . . ."). Contains authorial interpolation [page 105]. Roughly 145 pp., bound in cloth-covered boards with calf spine and corners, with the original titled upper vellum wrapper bound in. From Sir Thomas Phillipps's library, no. 4897. Includes binder's ticket (Bretherton, 1848) and bookplate of Devonshire historian T. N. Brushfield.

Physical Description

1 item

"A Collection of Choyce Poems, Lampoons, and Satyrs." Volume 2, 1673-1689. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

Manuscript collection of restoration poetry, written in two late 17th-century hands. Formerly: Restoration poetry MS 2.

Physical Description

1 item

"Commonplace Book", 1742-1743. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

Contains bawdy and sentimental English verse, transcriptions of epitaphs, and what appears to be original and ephemeral work.

Physical Description

1 item

"Commonplace Book of Poetry", 1600s. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

Contains restoration poetry, written in an unidentified hand. Formerly: Restoration poetry MS 3.

Physical Description

1 item

"Commonplace Book of Poetry", 1670-1704. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

Manuscript miscellany in verse and prose, principally on affairs of state and from a highly Protestant perspective, including 9 poems by Rochester, as well as apocryphal items. Written in an unidentified early 18th century hand, possibly by an Anglican cleric from Cambridge. Contains various university poems, such as (p. 200-201) "On a Whore that was whipt thro" "Cambridge, at the Cart Arse," by T.P.T. C[orpus] C[hristi] C[ollege]. Formerly: Restoration poetry MS 5.

Physical Description

1 item

"The Confessions of William-Henry Ireland: Containing the Particulars of his Fabrications of the Shakespeare Manuscripts, Together with Anecdotes and Opinions (hiterto unpublished) of Many Distinguished Persons in the Literary, Political, and Theatrical World (the Whole Truth and Nothing but the Truth)", 1805. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

Extra illustrated copy, made up as follows: Divisional title pages (hand lettered and decorated in color) with some titles as "Shakespeare and Ireland," Shakespeare and Fraser," "Witty Conumdrum," etc. Pages within divisions consist of large blank leaves on which are mounted columns of letter press text, prints, manuscripts, 18th- and 19th-century etchings, watercolor drawings, copper plate illustrations of Holland, pencil and pen-and-ink sketches (portraits, English and Irish buildings and landscapes, coats-of-arms, etc.) done by Samuel Ireland and others. Inserted between pages are 18th- and 19th-century signed autograph letters from members of the Ireland family, William Linley, and others, mounted on stubs. Includes an autograph manuscript poem "On Shakespeare," written by Ireland's mother and autograph manuscripts of Ireland's Shakespeare forgeries. Also includes autograph manuscript music "Edmundas Song in Vortigern," dated "Ap. 12, 1796" by William Linley and inscribed "from the composer W. Linley to his friend S. Ireland," together with ALS from Linley to W. Ireland dated "26th 96" and printed music "Cliefden's Spring," the words and music by S. Ireland. All pages have been numbered in pencil. At end, there is a printed index with page references in pencil.

Physical Description

1 item

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CONRAD, JOSEPH (1857-1924). "Il Conde", circa 1920. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

Autograph manuscript.

Physical Description

1 item

Cookery and Medicine, 1650-1750. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

Manuscript receipt book of recipes for medical and culinary concoctions, written in numerous hands over many years. A mixture of specific cures and dish recipes, the volume includes formulas for treating scurvy, worms, whooping cough, and the King's Evil, and recipes for making "Westphalia Bakon of a Legg of Porke," "Methridate Brandy," a "white soop," "syrrop of organges," and a "currant Jelly Mrs Fortry's way." With index.

Physical Description

1 itemBound in contemporary green vellum, with paneled gilt covers and marbled endpapers21x16 cm

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COOLE, BENJAMIN (1664-1717). Autobiography of Benjamin Coole, circa 1700. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

The manuscript is a full and detailed account of Coole's life and labours in the service of God. The text is filled with transcripts of letters to and from fellow Quakers, copies of his own tracts, records of meetings and, inevitably, complex disputes on points of doctrine. There are also records of contemporary events, such as the Great Storm of November 1703 (pp. 123-5), a visit by Queen Anne to Bristol (p. 120), and a petition to Parliament by the Quakers in 1711 (pp. 215ff.). One loose letter included within the pages has been housed in a separate enclosure.

Physical Description

1 itemManuscript in ink, page 285-end (but not counting endpaper) are added, on different paper and after the book was bound; in contemporary dark blue or black morocco panelled in gilt, spine in seven compartments, gilt edges; with dutch endpapers in light blue-green with gilt floral pattern.36.5 x 25.5 cm

CRABBE, GEORGE (1754-1832). "Evidence of Christianity", 1800s. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

Autograph manuscript of 2 sermons (17 leaves) with notes by George Crabbe II and "Answers to Prayers and Spiritual Communications..." (11 leaves). Together with a printed prospectus of "The Life and Works of the Rev. Geo. Crabbe, by His Son."

Physical Description

1 item

CRUIKSHANK, GEORGE (1792-1878). "Drawings for the Comic Almanac," 1838 January-April and 1838 May-August, 1838 January-April. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

Pencil and watercolor drawings (8) for the Comic Almanac. There are four drawings per leaf.

Physical Description

1 item

D'AVENANT, WILLIAM (1606-1668). "A Poem to the King's Most Sacred Majesty", 1663. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

Contemporary fair copy or transcript, written in an unidentified hand. A few spelling errors are corrected, and spelling differs from the printed version but text appears to be identical.

Physical Description

1 item

DE QUINCEY , THOMAS (1785-1859). "Letters to a Young Man Whose Education has been Neglected, Letter V", 1823 December 3. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

Autograph letter from De Quincey addressed to J.A. Hessey, London.

Physical Description

1 item

DICKENS, CHARLES (1812-1870). "Autograph Letter Signed to G.H. Lewes", 1848. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

Four signed autograph letters from Dickens to Lewes, dated Feb. 28 to Sept. 11, 1848. Concerns the acting and rehearsal of a play from which Dickens says he is severing his connection.

Physical Description

1 item

DICKENS, CHARLES (1812-1870). "A Fable (Not a Gay One)", 1834. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

Signed autograph manuscript (1 leaf, 48 lines) written in the autograph album of Ellen Beard and signed "Boz."

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DICKENS, CHARLES (1812-1870). "New Uncommercial Samples: On an Amateur Beat", circa 1860. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

Signed autograph manuscript with numerous deletions, corrections, and interlineations by the author. Written in pen on blue paper.

Physical Description

1 item

DICKENS, CHARLES (1812-1870). "Selections from the Letters of Charles Dickens to Edmund Yeats", 1837-1879. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

Album of correspondence containing 13 ALsS to Edmund Yates (30 July 1854-1855, June 1879) and 3 other ALsS viz. an early ALS (Dec. 1837) to Edmund's father Frederick Yates; ALS (15 May 1858) to Edmund's mother Mrs. Elizabeth Yates, the former actress, and ALS (5 June 1870) to the American publishers Fields, Osgood, & Co., introducing "my particular friend Mrs. Edmund Yates" and recommending the new serial novel Yates is writing (this letter was enclosed in Dicken's letter to Yates of the same day); the album also contains a copy, in Yate's hand, of another letter to him from Dickens (March 1867). Also includes a printed playbill for the performances at Tavistock House ("The Smallest Theatre in the World!") on 18 June 1855 of "The Lighthouse" by Wilkie Collins and "Mr. Nightingale's Diary" by Mr. Cummles [Dickens] and Mark Lemon.

Physical Description

1 item

DICKENS, CHARLES (1812-1870). "The Uncommercial Traveller", circa 1840. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

Autograph manuscript of the chapter "Titbull's Alms-House" (17 leaves) with p. 6 of "A Little Dinner in an Hour."

Physical Description

1 item

DUNLAP, WILLIAM (1766-1839). "A Fatal Deception, or, Progress of Guilt", circa 1810. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

Fair copy, written in an unidentified hand.

Physical Description

1 item

English commonplace book, 1660-1689. 1 item.
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An anonymous, English, seventeenth-century commonplace book, written in a number of hands, containing both literary and scientific entries. The volume demonstrates the wide intellectual interests of the age and of the milieu in which the Royal Society existed in the last two decades of the seventeenth century and beyond. ‡b Topics range from religion, literature, and science to carpentry, fishing and the English statute law governing it. The volume would seem to date initially from the period 1660-1670, but there are additions: works published in the 1680s are referred to. While the bulk of the entries are in English, there are some in Latin (not many), a substantial number both in Spanish and translated from the Spanish, some in Italian, and some translations from the French, with one text on fortification in that language (ff.111r-113v). The most heavily cited Spanish source is Pedro Mexia, Silva de varia leccion (1540). Often the sources are identified, sometimes by date of edition, sometimes by page. Folio (310 x 200mm): ff. [i], 171 (inclusive of blanks), foliated [2], 1-65, 73-84, 87, 92-128, 130-180, [3], with clear evidence of stubs of cancelled (cut out) leaves, plus 4ff. containing indexes loosely inserted, written in ink in various hands on paper watermarked with a fools cap, the index leaves on a different paper (fleur-de-lys crowned). Conserved and rebound in the Preservation Office, 2013. Housed in a drop-spine box with the former binding, a contemporary binding of parchment over pasteboard, hand-lettered on spine in ink "COMMON/ PLACE/ BOOK." The boards are badly warped and lack their ties. The North Library bookplate is on the inside front pastedown.

The scientific material falls into two classes, the general and miscellaneous, and the more precise transcription of quite lengthy passages. There are notes on a number of practical subjects such as gunnery, fortification, terms in navigation, and much else. Another lengthy transcription is that of Henry Sheere's (source not identified) Discourse touching the current in the streight of Gibraltar, a work not published until 1703, but one which circulated in manuscript from 1673, the date of composition. The 47 numbered paragraphs entitled "Observations and Maximes" (ff. 62r-66v), formerly misattributed to Edmond Halley, is comprised of extracts from many sources and is unrelated to Halley. There are also passages transcribed from Boyle's Experiments and considerations touching colours of 1664 (f.1??). On ff.116v=117r (127v-128r) there is a copy of Sir Jonas Moore's An excellent Table for the finding of the periferies . . . of all elleipses or ovals . . ., which was printed as a single sheet in [1674?] and again with imprint dated 1676. However, as with the literary materials, these are all jottings and no overiding aim or interest may be discerned.

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"English Receipt Book", 1600s. 1 item.
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Containing approximately 300 detailed receipts for cooking, medicinal cures, and magic charms and formulas, in various hands. The medicinal receipts include "To kill wild fire," "The great plague water," "A gentle purge to be taken at any time without dainger. Good to free the liver from obstructions and stoping of the cause of most diseases in women..." The culinary receipts include "conserve of Cowslips," "Currant Wyne," "To make flesh jelly," etc. Charms include "A writ for a madd dogg" (9 words to be "written upon anything the dog will eat"). Each receipt is numbered and usually gives a source attribution such as "My Lady de la fountaine," "My Lady Waterman," etc. On fol. 27v there is the inscription "Hear begins my Lady Sandys her receipts." Internal evidence indicates that this could possibly be the wife of Sir Edwin Sandys (1561-1629), the Jacobean statesman, member of the Council for Virginia 1607, and Treasurer of the Virginia Company 1619-20; perhaps this is his 4th wife Catherine (b. 1563) whom he married circa 1604 and who bore him 12 children. There are references in this section to "My cousen Sam Sandys" [his 2nd cousin Samuel (d. 1651)?] (fol. 96r), to "Aunt Frances" [his father, Edwin (1519-1585) Archbishop of York's sister?] (fol. 95r, 100v), "Mary Spencer" [his daughter Mary who married Richard Spencer?], etc. All the receipts are fully indexed at the end (fols. 180v-183r).

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221. Fawkes, Lionel Grimston, 1849-1931. Scrapbooks (illustrations for Anthony Trollope's The Way We Live Now,1875), 1874-1875. 2 boxes.
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Scrapbook covered in brown linen cloth, with handwritten inscriptions on preliminary leaves ("Illustrations by L. G. Fawkes of The Way We Live Now by Trollope"). The scrapbook contains 25 drawings (of the published 40), with one extra unpublished drawing: 1) "The Duchess followed with the male victim," Chapter V, pen-and-ink, 108 x 167 mm. 2) "You should remember that I am his mother," Chapter XV, pen-and-ink,170 x 110 mm. 3) "She marched majestically out of the room," Chapter XXI, pen-and-ink, 172 x 104 mm. 4) "I have come again across the Atlantic to see you," Chapter XXVI, pen-and-ink, 170 x 110 mm. 5) "Get to your room," Chapter XXIX, pen-and-ink, 170 x 110 mm. 6) "Sir Damask solving the difficulty," Chapter XXXII, pen-and-ink, 170 x 110 mm. 7) "I loiks to see her loik o' that," Chapter XXXIII, pen-and-ink, 170 x 110 mm. 8) "The Board Room," Chapter XXXVII, pen-and-ink, 110 x 170 mm. 9) "Lady Carbury allowed herself to be kissed," Chapter XXXIX, pen-and-ink, 170 x 110 mm. 10) "It's no good scolding," Chapter XLI, pen-and-ink, 170 x 110 mm. 11) "I don't care about any man's coat," Chapter XLIII, pen-and-ink, 170 x 110 mm. 12) "The sands at Lowestoffe," Chapter XLVI, pen-and-ink, 110 x 170 mm. 13) "You, I think, are Miss Melmotte," Chapter L, pen, ink and wash, 170 x 110 mm. 14) "The door was opened for him by Ruby," Chapter LI, pen-and-ink, 170 x 110 mm. 15) "Should she marry one man when she loved another?" Chapter LII, pen-and-ink, 170 x 110 mm. 16) "Father Barham," Chapter LVI, pen-and-ink, 170 x 110 mm. 17) "Mr Squercum in his office," Chapter LVIII, pencil on card, 174 x 107 mm. 18) "What's up, Ju?" Chapter LXI, here captioned in ink "'Have you heard what's up, Ju?'/ p. 65," pen-and-ink, 200 x 128 mm. 19) "Melmotte speculates," Chapter LXII, here captioned in ink "Melmotte after the party./ p. 77", pen-and-ink, 200 x 128 mm. 20) "Not a bottle of champagne in the house," Chapter LXIX, here captioned in pencil "Not a bottle of champagne in the club / Vol. 117. Vol. 2," pen-and-ink on card, loose, overall 208 x 130 mm. 21) "Melmotte in Parliament," Chapter LXIX, here captioned in pencil "Melmotte in Parliament – p. 1200. Vol 2," pen-and-ink on card, loose, overall 208 x 130 mm. 22) "Get up, you wiper!" Chapter LXXI, here captioned in pencil "Get up, you wiper'/ p. 133 Vol ii," pen-and-ink on card, 190 x 140 mm. 23) "I might as well see whether there is any sign of violence having been used," Chapter LXXV, here captioned in pencil "I might as well see whether there is any sign of violence having been used. / p. 158 Vol ii", pen-and-ink on card, 190 x 140 mm. 24) "You had better go back to Mrs Hurtle," Chapter LXXVI, here captioned in pencil "You had better go back to Mrs Hurtle./ p. 165 Vol ii," pen-and-ink on card, 190 x 130 mm. 25) "Ah, ma'am-moiselle," said Croll, "you should oblige your father," Chapter LXXVII, here captioned in pencil "Ah, ma'am-moiselle you should oblige your father / p. 158 Vol ii," pen-and-ink on card, 190 x 130 mm. 26) "There goes the last of my anger," Chapter C, captioned in pencil at the head "Keep this drawing" and below "There goes the last of my anger / p. 218 Vol ii", pen-and-ink on card, 190 x 130 mm.

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221. Scrapbook (watercolors and drawings not related to Anthony Trollope'sThe Way We Live Now), undated. 1 folder.
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Unidentified woman, pen-and-ink on paper, 90 x 100 mm. "An Evening at Home, March 26th 1869," pen-and-ink on card, 132 x 145 mm. "The Fortune-Teller," pen-and-ink on paper, 125 x 140 mm. Woman riding on horse, with dog [no title], pencil on paper, 78 x 85 mm. "Mr Wright" and "Gray," pen-and-ink on paper, 40 x 85 mm. Unidentified French military officer(?), pen-and-ink on paper, 155 x 80 mm. "SYD" [man playing piano], pen-and-ink and wash on card, 110 x 150 mm. Unidentied old man, pen-and-ink on paper, 103 x 50 mm. Unidentified man, pen-and-ink on paper, 50 x 33 mm. Unidentified scene, pen-and-ink on paper, 125 x 180 mm. Landscape with castle, watercolor on paper, 75 x 108 mm. Landscape with church(?), watercolor on paper, 80 x 111 mm. Landscape with church, pencil on paper, 184 x 102 mm. Landscape, pencil on paper, 217 x 170 mm. "Fat German tourist on the boat with us," pen-and-ink on paper, 100 x 60 mm. Unidentified man, pencil on card, 158 x 67 mm.

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Miscellaneous Items (not related to Anthony Trollope's The Way We Live Now, 1888-1891. 1 folder.
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1) "Sketch from Memory of the Emperor William at on the last occasion on which he showed himself at the window in the Palace Berlin, March 3rd, 1888. L. G. Fawkes." Black-and-white print on card, 202 x 137 mm. 2) "Easter Monday Sham Fight. 1891. Capture of Fort Cumberland. Col. Crease turning the Defences." Pen-and-ink on paper, mounted on card, 155 x 187 mm. 3) Unidentified old man, watercolor on card, 82 x 68 mm. 4) Unidentified man holding book, watercolor on card, 115 x 64 mm. 5) "Sir Thomas Kite(?), Bart." [bearded man in wheelchair], pencil on paper, 210 x 150 mm. 6) Two men reading while reclining (on ship?), with drawing of a man reclining on verso [no titles], pencil on paper, 148 x 78 mm. 7) Unidentified man, photograph of a drawing, with inscription "To Alfy from his very affectionate Lionel," 170 x 115 mm. 8) Unidentified man, photograph (cabinet card), by Symonds & Co., Portsmouth, England, 114 x 63 mm. 9) Unidentified man in uniform, photograph, 235 x 120 mm. 10) Sailboat, photograph, 204 x 150 mm.

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Watercolors, undated. 1 box.
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Chiefly English landscapes, undated, by Lionel Grimston Fawkes: 1) "Farm House at Wooten Bennett, Wiltshire," watercolor on card, 200 x 290 mm. 2) "Surrey Rest(?)," watercolor on card, 157 x 240 mm. 3) "View from Hottam, Isle of Wight," watercolor on card, 157 x 253 mm. 4) "Burnham-on-Sea, 18-7-19" [Somerset, England], watercolor on card, 154 x 268 mm. 5) Port scene with several ships [no title], watercolor on card, 154 x 245 mm. 6) Landscape with grazing sheep and cattle, near a river where three men are fishing(?), watercolor on card, 225 x 344 mm. 7) Possibly a copy of an original watercolor by J.M.W. Turner (1775-1850) of the Valley of the River Washburn, Yorkshire, England. Bodies of fallen French and British soldiers near La Haye Sainte, at the Battle of Waterloo, 1815. Copy of J.M.W. Turner, "The Field of Waterloo," 1817. Watercolor on card, mounted on board, 290 x 398 mm. Fawkes copied Turner's original, then at Farnley Hall, around 1905. The original is now at the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge. There is a 6-line inscription by Fawkes on the verso.

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FORSTER, E. M. (1879-1970). "Letters", circa 1958. 1 item.
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Contains 3 ALsS (1 to A. N. L. Munby and 2 to J.C.T. Oates). Together with an annotated typescript and proof sheet, relating to Forster's review in The Library, 1958 of the catalogue of the Grolier Club's exhibition of literary manuscripts entitled "Authors at Work."

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GOLDSMITH, OLIVER (1728-1774). "Epilogue to the Sister", circa 1773. 1 item.
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Autograph manuscript of his rejected Epilogue for She Stoops to Conquer (3 pp.). Includes a copy of "Epilogue intended for Mrs. Buckley" written in the hand of Bishop Percy (3 pp.). The Epilogue which Goldsmith write for this play has been copied on a sheet of blue paper and laid in (2 pp.).

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GRAY, THOMAS (1716-1771). "For Christmas", 1727. 1 item.
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Autograph manuscript broadside poem signed by Gray and dated Dec. 10, 1727. Written on pre-printed and engraved sheet.

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GRAY, THOMAS (1716-1771). "Manuscript Material for the Glasgow Edition of Poetry", circa 1768. 1 item.
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Autograph manuscript instructions to Mr. Beattie, an editor for the Glasgow Edition (1768) of Gray's poems.

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GREVILLE, FULKE, BARON BROOKE (1554-1628). "Mustapha", undated. 1 item.
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Manuscript copy written in a contemporary hand. Includes corrections in the hand of Greville. Undated but probably written around the time of publication in 1609.

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HARDY, THOMAS (1840-1928). "Dramatised Version of Thomas Hardy's The Trumpet Major", 1908. 1 item.
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Typescript prompt copy probably used by a member of the Hardy Players. Contains annotations in pencil and pen, in Hardy's hand.

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HARDY, THOMAS (1840-1928). "O Jan, O Jan, O Jan: Operetta", circa 1923. 1 item.
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Manuscript orchestral parts (flute, clarinet, cornet, drums, voice, 1st violin, 2nd violin, cello, bass, piano) for the performance of Hardy's work produced and acted by the Hardy Players of Dorchester, 28th-30th of November, 1923. Also includes two photographs of an unidentified female cast member.

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"Hastings Trial", circa 1790. 1 item.
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Manuscript copy of a court report, annotated by Richard Brinsley Sheridan, of the examination in 1786-1788 of Nathaniel Middleton, the Resident at Lucknow (India). before the Committee of the Whole House and the Committee of Managers.

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HAWTHORNE, NATHANIEL (1804-1864). "Lichfield and Uttoxeter", circa 1864. 1 item.
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Autograph manuscript of chapter 5 of Our Old Home: a Series of English Sketches Pages numbered 59-68. Portrait of the author (original albumen print) mounted as frontispiece.

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HAZLITT, WILLIAM (1778-1830). "On Coffee-House Politicians", circa 1820. 1 item.
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Incomplete autograph manuscript of one of the Table Talk essays.

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HERBERT, A.P. (1890-1971). "Topsy M.P.", circa 1928-1929. 1 item.
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Autograph manuscript of his novel, written in pencil and sighed in ink on flyleaf.

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HUBERT, FRANCIS (d. 1629). "Life of Edward II", 1600s. 1 item.
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Autograph manuscript of the poem on Edward II (581 numbered stanzas). Together with another poems (5 leaves). written in a different hand, entitled "Vpon Ye Death of a Pigeon Slaine by a Fowler on a Plowed Land in Aprill Morninge," dated 1615.

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HYDE, HENRY HYDE (1710-1753). "The Mistakes, or The Happy Resentment, A Comedy", circa 1730s-1753. 1 item.
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Autograph draft of a play in five acts, with title page, dramatis personae, and extensive revisions throughout.

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1 itemloose in bifolia37 x 23 cm

HYDE, HENRY HYDE (1710-1753). "Undkan King of Tartary", circa 1730s. 1 item.
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Unpublished autograph draft of a play, in five acts, with dramatis personae listing names of professional actors and a loosely inserted "Prologue to the Spoken by Mr. Wilks" (2 pages). A drama set in the time of Genghis Khan, here called Zingis, King of the Mongols, concerning the love of Zingis for Princess Taxila, daughter of Undkan, King of Eastern Tartary, who suffers the enmity of her stepmother, Zamar, and the unwanted advances of Zamar's son, Prince Timur. The story appears to have been adopted from Zingis: Histoire Tartare by Anne de la Roche-Guilhem (1691). The actors' names include Mr. Mills, Sr. and Jr., presumably John (d. 1736) and William (fl. 1701-50) Mills, and Mr. and Mrs. Booth, possibly Barton (1679?-1733) and Hester (ca.1690-1773) Booth. These actors all worked at Drury Lane.

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1 itemManuscript folio in marbled paper wrappers, at least two cancelled passages overlaid with sealing wax31 x 20 cm

INGOLDSBY, THOMAS (1788-1845). "The Old Woman of Newbury.", circa 1830. 1 item.
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Incomplete autograph manuscript of The Old Woman of Newbury, with early proofs of illustrations on India paper for The Ingoldsby Legends.

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IRELAND, W. H. (WILLIAM HENRY) (1777-1835). "Shakespeare Papers.", circa 1813. 1 item.
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An extra-illustrated volume of approx. 98 leaves, containing mounted printed pages of Samuel Ireland's Miscellaneous Papers and Legal Instruments under the Hand and Seal of William Shakespeare . . . (London, 1796), interleaved with mounted holograph versions in the hand of the original forger, Samuel's son, W. H. Ireland. This is prefaced with a signed two-page autograph statement by the son in which he claims (erroneously) to have burned the complete edition of the printed work, reserving the present copy (ca. 1813) as "unique." Apparently, however, this is one of four copies that W. H. Ireland made. Included are a complete King Lear, a small fragment of Hamlet, and a letter and verses to Anne Hathaway. Spine reads "Shakespeare Papers / Ireland." Bound in 19th-century full orange morocco, gilt.

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ISHAM, ELIZABETH (1609-1654). "Autobiography.", circa 1650. 1 item.
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Autograph manuscript of Elizabeth Isham, daughter of Sir John Isham and once fiancée to John Dryden. Depicts life in a Stuart country house. A transcription is available in Isaac Stephen's work on Isham.

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JEWETT, SARAH ORNE (1849-1909). "A Bit of Color.", circa 1890. 1 item.
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Signed autograph manuscript.

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JEWETT, SARAH ORNE (1849-1909). "A Hiltons' Holiday.", circa 1890. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

Signed autograph manuscript.

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KEATS, FANNY (1803-1889). "The Spanish Exile, or, The Adventures and Observations of Don Esteban During His Residence in London.", 1800s. 1 item.
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Manuscript copy of a novel by Señora Llanos.

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KEATS, JOHN (1759-1821). "Otho the Great.", 1819. 1 item.
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Autograph manuscript (1 leaf) of the first draft of Conrad's speech. Together with a transcript of the manuscript and a comparison with the printed text, written in an unidentified calligraphic hand.

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218. KENT, ANTHONY GREY, Earl of (1645-1702), compiler. "Miscellaneous classical extracts", late 17th century. 2 boxes.
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The extracts are organized by fascicle number (= subject), and their contents are accessed via the index in the first folder.

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Consists of a collection of extracts drawn from classical writers on miscellaneous subjects, probably compiled by Anthony Grey, 11th Earl of Kent.

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KIPLING, JOHN LOCKWOOD (1837-1911). "Picture Bubbles Blown for Ruddy by Papa.", 1868. 1 item.
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Album of pen-and-ink drawings and photographs compiled by J.L. Kipling for a young Rudyard Kipling and his sister. Contains 86 drawings and photographs of the Kiplings, places they lived, people they knew, and a group of fairy and folk tale illustrations by "Papa."

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KIPLING, RUDYARD (1865-1936). "Tomlinson.", circa 1890. 1 item.
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Typescript of Kipling's poem with manuscript corrections in pen, written in an unidentified hand. Together with a ALS, written in pencil from W. E. H. [William Ernest Henley] to Mrs. Dunn concerning this poem, dated Sunday 11 Howard Place, Edinburgh.

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LAMB, CHARLES (1775-1834). "My First Play.", circa 1821. 1 item.
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Autograph manuscript of an essay with Lamb's revisions and deletions. Sent through the post to Messrs. Taylor and Hessey for publication in The London Magazine, 1821 The verso of the second leaf has the address and postmark, and the remains of the seal.

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LAMB, CHARLES (1775-1834). "On an Infant Dying as soon as Born.", 1827. 1 item.
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Autograph manuscript of a poem sent through the post to T. Hood and postmarked 1827 Bound together with two engraved portraits, one of the author and the other of Thomas Hood.

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LAMB, CHARLES (1775-1834). "Sweet is Thy Sunny Hair.", 1800s. 1 item.
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Autograph manuscript poem (3 stanzas, 33 lines), signed with initials. Title from first line.

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LAMB, CHARLES (1775-1834). "Theatralia, etc.", 1800s. 1 item.
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Notebook containing extracts from the works of Charles Lamb, written in pen in the hand of Mary Shelley. Titles include Theatralia, On the Genius & Character of Hogarth, etc. Together with notes and passages from Greek tragedy translated into English, written in pen in the hand of Thomas Love Peacock.

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LANDOR, WALTER SAVAGE (1775-1864). "Commonplace Book.", 1800s. 1 item.
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Commonplace book with revisions and deletions. Contains Landor's thoughts and opinions on various aspects of life and literature. There are comments on old age, on Napoleon, and on a host of writers and poets including Shakespeare, Milton, Tennyson, Pope, Byron, Wordsworth, Gibbon, Sterne, Coleridge, Otway, and Voltaire. There are also passages on Elizabethan poets, and on the progress of poetry in general, with a tribute to Sir Walter Scott.

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LANDOR, WALTER SAVAGE (1775-1864). "Original Poems and Letters.", 1800s. 1 item.
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Includes an AMS of his poem "To the Worm" (3 pp.) dated Apr. 22 [no year] and followed by a typed transcription. Also includes ALS from Landor to Lady Blessington, undated (2 pp.) and AMS, signed with initials, of a poem with the first line "A Most Puissant Picture-Scouring Prince."

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LEAR, EDWARD (1812-88). "Alphabet.", 1871. 1 item.
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Signed autograph manuscript of an alphabet written and illustrated by Lear for a little boy, Walter G. Clay. Written on 26 oblong slips and mounted in an album preceded by a signed autograph poem presenting the alphabet.

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LOGAN, STANLEY (1885-1953). "Zuleika Dobson: a Play with Music in Two Acts.", 1900s. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

Typescript copy.

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LUTTRELL, NARCISSUS (1657-1732). "Rent and Tenant Records, Middlesex County and Vicinity.", 1657-1732. 1 item.
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Notebook kept by Luttrell and others pertaining to the Luttrell estates. Contains rent and tenant records in Middlesex County and vicinity. And includes transcriptions of manorial rent records circa 1550-1650 for the manors of Rialton, Hadley, Polsue, and Golowras. Also contains methods of land surveys in Cornwall, etc., and definitions of legal terms pertaining to land tenure. There is a brief history of early printing (1 leaf, 14 x 7 cm.) laid in.

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Marvell, Andrew, 1621-1678.. Marvell, Andrew, "The Second advice to a painter for drawing the history of our navall bussinesse in imitation of Mr. Waller being the last work of Sir John Denham [...]", 1666. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

This scribal copy is of key satires of the 1660s, now usually attributed to poet Andrew Marvell. The Second and Third Advice poems, written in imitation of Edmund Waller's "Instructions to a Painter" (1664), take as their subject the conduct of the Second Anglo-Dutch War, especially that of the Royal Navy with the Duke of York as Lord High Admiral. Both poems circulated initially in manuscript: some fifty manuscript copies of the Second Advice are known, and thirty-three copies of the Third. Many manuscript copies attributed the poems to Sir John Denham, which hid their true author behind a wry joke.

Also included are two texts, "On Doctor Poore[...]" and "On Doctor Lee."

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1 itemin contemporary marbled-paper wrapper22.3 x 17.6 cm

MASEFIELD, JOHN (1878-1967). "William Shakespeare: A Study, with Scenes from the Plays.", 1958. 1 item.
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Consists of a typescript, with pencil annotations, of an adaptation of Masefield's early book on Shakespeare that was first published in 1911 and revised in 1954. This version was clearly designed for the stage and was made (or possibly only for) Alec Clunes, one of the leading English actors of the post-war years. The title page states that it is his property (c/o the Arts Theatre Club in London). Loosely inserted are several copies of a program for performances at the Hague and Amsterdam ("Alec Clunes presents William Shakespeare from a Study by John Masefield"). The typed leaves have been pasted into a bound volume (half morocco) on country homes, with spine labeled "Country Homes". A number of printed drawings of country homes remain in the volume.

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MAYHEW, JAMES (1771-1845). "Book of Memorandums.", 1793. 1 item.
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Autograph manuscript with detailed pen-and-ink diagrams of the renovation projects for the Drury Lane Theatre. The theatre was managed by R. B. Sheridan and closed for renovations from 1791-1794

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MAYHEW, JAMES (1771-1845). "Masonry Notebook.", 1784. 1 item.
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Contains notes on calculations for joiners, bricklayers, plasterers' work, etc. Possibly used during the renovation of the Drury Lane Theatre. Bound together with a printed text Tables of Arithmetic.

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"Medical Receipt Book", circa 1600s. 1 item.
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Collection of medical receipts and commonplaces including dance steps and poetry.

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MILLAIS, JOHN EVERETT (1829-1896). "Orley Farm.", circa 1860. 1 item.
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India paper proofs of the drawings for Orley Farm by J. E. Millais, engraved on wood by George Dalziel and the Dalziel Brothers.

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MORRIS, WILLIAM (1834-1896). "The Story of King Magnus the Barefoot.", 1800s. 1 item.
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Autograph manuscript of a translation by E. Magnusson and Morris of a Norse story, written in the hand of Magnusson with many corrections and alterations in the hand of Morris. Together with 20 autograph manuscript poems by Morris.

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NORTH, DUDLEY (1581-1666). "A Forest of Varieties.", circa 1640. 1 item.
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Manuscript, written in an unidentified contemporary hand, with autograph corrections by the author. Also includes a letter from Edward Scott, British Museum, 1896 June 2 concerning the manuscript.

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ORRERY, ROGER BOYLE, EARL OF (1621-1679). "The Black Prince.", circa 1669. 1 item.
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Manuscript copy, written in an unidentified contemporary hand, with the author's autograph corrections.

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ORRERY, ROGER BOYLE, EARL OF (1621-1679). "History of Henry the Fifth.", 1600s. 1 item.
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Manuscript copy, without title or indication of authorship. It preserves the two lines spoken by Tudor in the beginning of Act III, which do not occur, in the early printed versions. Contains at least one stage direction. Later printed in 1668 (London : H. Herringman).

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Page, Anthony. PAGE, ANTHONY (compiler). "Commonplace book on English law.", 1640-1660. 1 item.
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The compiler, Anthony Page, interleaved pages from published law books relating to Roman law (e.g. Justinian's INSTITUTES and a summary of Justinian's DIGESTS) and English Common Law (e.g. Register of Writs, GOLDBOLT'S REPORTS) with handwritten transcriptions from contemporary printed books (chiefly on law and government), and notes on literature, epitaphs, weights and measures, and other subjects. The contents is in Latin, English, and Anglo-Norman (i.e., Law French).

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1 item22x14 cm

PEART, JOSHUA. "Poems and Songs upon Several Occasions.", 1726. 1 item.
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Commonplace book of English poetry, compiled by Joshua Peart. Contains transcriptions of 17th-century poetry, satyrs, fables, etc.

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PEMBROKE, WILLIAM HERBERT, 3RD EARL OF (1580-1630). "Autograph Letter Signed to Viscount Lisle.", 1626 June 16. 1 item.
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Concerns a dinner party with Lord Carlisle.

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"The Pleasures of Single Life, or, The Miseries of Matrimony.", 1600s. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

Manuscript poem, written in an unidentified hand.

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PIGOTT, SUSAN, "A Summary of English History", circa 1600s. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

A summary history of the medieval kings of England, from William the Conqueror until Henry VII compiled by a woman named Susan Pigott. She worked by paraphrasing scattered bits of the multi-volume history Raphael Holinshead (1525-80?), Chronicles of England, Scotland, and Ireland. Pigott corrected her writing in her own hand added Holinshead page references in the margins. The paper has the watermark of the "Strasbourg Lily" (the arms of Strasbourg with fleur-de-lis; surmounted by a crown; monogram WR at the bottom

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POTENGER, JOHN, "A Collection of Miscellanies in Prose & Verse", circa 1725. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

A collection of poetry and prose by the published English poet, including substantial amounts of verse that is apparently unrecorded. Written in brown ink almost all in a single, sloping hand, possibly that of the author.

Existence and Location of Copies

Microfilm copy #1743

Physical Description

1 itemin contemporary marbled boards, waxed paper spine20 x 16 cm

89. READE, CHARLES (1814-1884). "Charles Reade's Letter Book.", dates not examined. 3 Volumes.
Scope and Contents

Scrapbook of letters (91 leaves, c. 250 items) primarily from Reade's friends and acquaintances in literary and drama circles, heavily annotated by Reade. Together with typed transcripts (2 volumes) of the album's contents. Includes correspondence with Dion Boucicault (Agnes Robertson), Miss Braddon, John Blackwood, Wilkie Collins, Ada Cavendish, Charles Dickens, Edward Dicey, Sutherland Edwards, John Forster, Victor Hugo, Henry James, James Lambert, Mark Lemon, Bulwer Lytton, W.C. Macready, Millais, George Augustus Sala, Robert Southey, Mrs. Laura Seymour, Kate Terry, Ellen Terry, Anthony Trollope, Martin Tupper, Mark Twain (Samuel L. Clemens), Emile Zola (written in French), the Law Office of Chase & Nelson, etc. Also contains several documents and manuscripts including: AMs draft (2 p.) of Richmond's speech from King's Rival, inserted by Reade in co-author Taylor's act, undated; ADS (1 p.) a contract by Reade and Mark Lemon (as representative for Herbert Ingram) for Reade's White Lies, dated 1857 DS (2 p.) a contract with Tauchnitz (1 p., fol. 70v) written in German relating to Peg Woffington, a Terrible Temptation, and Christie Johnstone, dated 1872 ADS (1 p.) an agreement with Henry Pettitt regarding Reade's Love and Money, dated 1882 DS (1 p., fol. 73v) a nomination of Reade as a Steward of the anniversary dinner of the Royal Literary Fund, undated; DS (1 p., fol. 75v) a money order, dated 1871 Document (1 p., fol. 71r) an analysis in tabular form of the account of Reade and Bentley delivered previous to the injunction for Peg Woffington, and Christie Johnstone, undated (printed on satin); DS (1 p., fol.36r) a dinner invitation in the form of a passport, dated 1855 DS (1 p.) a photograph of Reade, dated 1866 Galley proof (1 p., fol. 47r) of "A Suppressed Letter," published in the Pall Mall Gazette, circa 1845-1984

Physical Description

3 Volumes

REPTON, HUMPHRY (1752-1818). "Beau-Desert in Staffordshire.", 1814. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

Contains before-and-after watercolor views of his suggested improvements to the estate of Beaudesert in Staffordshire prepared for Lord Uxbridge (Henry William Paget, 2nd Earl of Uxbridge, 1768-1854). Contains 14 drawings and 12 leaves of text. For more information see: David R. Coffin, "Repton's 'Red Book' for Beaudesert," in Coffin, Magnificent Buildings, Splendid Gardens (Princeton: Department of Art and Archeology, Princeton University Press, 2008), pp. 200-217.

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RESTORATION VERSE MISCELLANY, circa 1670s. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

Of French origin, this volume contains 17 poems and epigrams, in English, Latin, and French likely kept during the 1670s. Contents include the following: (1) Katherine Philips (1632-1664), "On the numerous access of the English to waite upon his Ma[jes]ti in Flanders' ("Hasten greate Prince unto the Brittish Isles..."); (2) Andrew Marvell (1621-1678), Epigram on Thomas Blood's attempted theft of the Crown Jewels in Latin ("Bloodius, ut fundi damnum repararet aviti...") and English "Whilest valiant Blood, his Rents to have regaine'd..."); (3) "An Epitaph on Moliere," in French (with an English translation ("Here lyes the fam'd Moliere, who was at strife..."); (4) Other poems and epigrams. Paper, 25.3 x 20.4 cm; 34 folios; text is written by at least 3 hands on fols. 3r-8v, and the remaining folios are blank; bound in limp-parchment wrapper.

Written in English, French, and Latin.

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RIPLEY, GEORGE, "Alchemical Scroll", 1624. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

Illustrated alchemical manuscript in English and Latin depicting the process of creating the Philosopher's Stone, or the alchemical process of converting base metals into gold. The composition has been attributed to George Ripley (d. c. 1490), author of The Compound of Alchemy.

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ROSSETTI, DANTE GABRIEL (1828-1882). "The Bride's Prelude.", circa 1880. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

Autograph manuscript of the first draft, with annotations by William Michael Rossetti (2 leaves, 4 pp.). Together with the advertisement for Dante and His Circle (1 leaf, 1 p.) and notes on the proportions of the head in relation to various parts of the body.

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SCOTT, WALTER (1771-1832). "Autograph Letter Signed with Initials to John Ballantyne.", 1811 May 6. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

Concerns the scheme for the vision of Don Roderick and gives his first version of the first five stanzas for which Scott begs "James's opinion and that speedily..."

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SCOTT, WALTER (1771-1832). "Contract with Sir Walter Scott for Copyright of Ivanhoe, The Monastery, The Abbot, and Kenilworth.", 1821 November 3. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

Signed document. Also concerns publication of these works by Archibald Constable and Company.

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SCOTT, WALTER (1771-1832). "The Field of Waterloo.", circa 1815. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

Signed autograph manuscript of the poem, with notes.

Physical Description

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SCOTT, WALTER (1771-1832). "The Vision of Don Roderick.", 1811. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

Autograph manuscript with corrections and additions. Consists of a preface, dated 1811 June 14 (complete); Introduction of 12 stanzas (complete); text, stanzas I-XVII and LV-LXIII; conclusion (complete); and notes from the poem, written in an unidentified hand.

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SHAW, BERNARD (1856-1950). "Cashel Byron's Profession.", 1886. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

Shaw's copy of the 1st edition of this work, with annotations and revisions in Shaw's hand for the "New Edition, Revised," published in 1889. This copy was used by the printers of the 1889 edition and contains penciled markings made in the printing house.

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SHAW, BERNARD (1856-1950). "The Dramatic Censorship.", 1912. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

Signed autograph manuscript concerning the suppression of Israel Zangwill's play The Next Religion. Together with a proof copy with autograph corrections.

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SHAW, BERNARD (1856-1950). "Preface for Politicians.", 1907. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

Typescript of the "Preface for Politicians" from John Bull's Other Island. Together with a signed autograph manuscript of the "Conclusion for the Preface for Politicians."

Physical Description

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(SHAW, BERNARD 1856-1950). "Shakes versus Shav.", circa 1949. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

Autograph manuscript in Gregg shorthand, with an autograph note. Together with 2 photographs of Shaw and a corrected typescript.

Physical Description

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SHAW, BERNARD (1856-1950). "An Unsocial Socialist.", circa 1886. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

The printer's (setting) copy, extensively revised throughout in Shaw's hand. This is Shaw's copy of the original magazine publication of his second novel, extensively revised and augmented by Shaw for the first book edition, published in 1887 by Swan, Sonnenschein, Lowry, & Co. The revisions and additions include the autograph manuscript insertion of 2 pages pasted together to make one page at p. 113 and 6 pages of autograph manuscript inserted at p. 219. Lacks 10 leaves between p. 144 and 155.

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SHELLEY, PERCY BYSSHE (1792-1822), 1811 October 21. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

Autograph Letter Signed to T.C. Medwin. Concerns marriage settlements with Harriet Westbrook.

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SHELLEY, PERCY BYSSHE (1792-1822). "Edipus Tyrannus, or, Swellfoot the Tyrant.", 1820. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

Manuscript copy by John Gisborne from "Shelley's manuscript No. 5."

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SHERIDAN, ELIZABETH ANN (1754-1792). "Commonplace Book.", 1782. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

Contains transcripts of verses by her husband (R. B. Sheridan) herself, her relatives, and friends. Written entirely in the hand of E. A. Sheridan. Most pieces signed with initials of the authors.

Physical Description

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SHERIDAN, JANE GEORGIANA (1809-1884). "Commonplace Book.", 1825. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

Contains manuscript verse, epitaphs, etc. Also includes watercolor, pen-and-ink, and pencil drawings of people, fairies, animals, flowers, etc.

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SHERIDAN, RICHARD BRINSLEY (1751-1816). "Autograph Manuscript Poems, Commonplace Book, etc.", 1770-1814. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

Consists of autograph manuscript verse, 14 drafts of verses, scenarios, and fragments of manuscripts; manuscript verses (27 leaves) in handwriting of Sheridan and copies of others written by him, including "Triumph of the Whale"; manuscript copies of imperial patents (2) dated 1804 and 1805 copied from the Imperial Patent Office, probably intended for theatrical pieces; a notebook (39 leaves) of a collection of verses in contemporary hand, written by members of Sheridan's circle, including "The Grotto"; a manuscript, written in an unidentified hand, of a drama "Rural Amours, a musical drama," by Elizabeth Ann Linley Sheridan, dated circa 1785 a manuscript fragment titled "On Mrs. B.," by Ch. Fox [Charles James Fox], undated; and ALS to Thomas Moore from J.H. concerning his research on the life of Sheridan, undated

Physical Description

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SHERIDAN, RICHARD BRINSLEY (1751-1816). "The Duenna", 1777 April 15. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

Early scribal manuscript of Sheridan's THE DUENNA. Pre-dates the authorized published edition of 1794.

Physical Description

1 itemBound in contemporary red morocco, with gilt borders, spine, and edges, and marbled endpapers. Bears contemporary bookplate of "Martha Saunders 1777."

SHERIDAN, RICHARD BRINSLEY (1751-1816). "The Forty Thieves.", circa 1806. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

Manuscript of a drama, written in an unidentified hand, said to be written by Thomas Sheridan. The work is commonly attributed to R. B. Sheridan.

Physical Description

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SHERIDAN, RICHARD BRINSLEY (1751-1816). "Indenture.", 1794. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

Contemporary manuscript copy of an indenture, by which Sheridan and Thomas Linley vested control of the Theatre Royal in Drury Lane in the hands of three trustees, Albany Wallis, Richard Ford, and Thomas Hammersley.

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SHERIDAN, RICHARD BRINSLEY (1751-1816). "The School for Scandal.", 1777. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

Contemporary manuscript promptbook with autograph corrections by Sheridan.

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SHERIDAN, RICHARD BRINSLEY (1751-1816). "The School for Scandal.", circa 1777. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

Contemporary manuscript copy of Sir Peter Teazle's part, with some corrections in text, written in several different hands.

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SHERIDAN, RICHARD BRINSLEY (1751-1816). "The School for Scandal.", circa 1777. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

Autograph manuscript of an early draft of the play, which later developed into The School for Scandal. The first notebook contains the play to the end of the discovery scene and a paragraph of suggested dialogue for the 5th act. The second notebook begins with Act IV, scene I. This version of the scene introduced "Sir Oliver" disguised as a poor relation, differing in respect from the version of the first notebook.

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SHERIDAN, RICHARD BRINSLEY (1751-1816). "The School for Scandal.", circa 1777. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

Scribal copy with theatrical markings added in a second hand.

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SHERIDAN, RICHARD BRINSLEY (1751-1816). "The School for Scandal.", circa 1777. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

Scribal copy, with some corrections in a second hand.

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SHERIDAN, RICHARD BRINSLEY (1751-1816). "The School for Scandal.", circa 1780. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

Scribal manuscript with Monogram "MW" on cover. Text very similar to the Dublin unauthorized 1780 printed edition.

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SHERIDAN, RICHARD BRINSLEY (1751-1816). "The School for Scandal.", circa 1780. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

Scribal manuscript.

Physical Description

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SHERIDAN, RICHARD BRINSLEY (1751-1816). "The School for Scandal.", circa 1780-1784. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

Consists of a very early bound contemporary scribal manuscript, written by an unknown hand. The manuscript predates any authorized publications of the play, and the list of actors it contains reflects that of the earliest performances. While there is no title page, the manuscript also includes the prefatory poem "A Portrait," a poetical address to Frances Anne Crewe (1748-1818), which is subtitled "Address'd to Mrs Crewe with the Comedy of the School for Scandal by R.B. Sheridan Esqr," as well as the full text of both David Garrick's prologue and George Colman's epilogue.

Physical Description

1 itemLate 18th century red straight-grained morocco, the covers with wide gilt roll-tooled borders, spine gilt, gilt edges, marbled endpapers bound in the style of Richard Wier22.8 x 18 cm

SHERIDAN, RICHARD BRINSLEY (1751-1816). "The School for Scandal." Contemporary manuscript promptbook, circa 1797. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

Contains the cast of the original production and the authentic text, which was not published until 1799

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SHERIDAN, RICHARD BRINSLEY (1751-1816). "The School for Scandal.", circa 1813. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

Manuscript prompt copy with prompter's name [Hallot] and date 1813 on p. 48. Copy contains detailed descriptions of the settings put forth at the beginning of each act.

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SHERIDAN, RICHARD BRINSLEY (1751-1816). "The School for Scandal.", circa 1777. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

Autograph manuscript sketch (18 leaves) interleaved with the printed text from the edition of Sheridan's works by his biographer, Thomas Moore 1821 Together with another autograph manuscript sketch (108 leaves) interleaved with the text from an edition of Sheridan's works by Thomas Moore.

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SHERIDAN, RICHARD BRINSLEY (1751-1816). "The Statesman.", circa 1781. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

Autograph manuscript of Act I, written by John Dent and revised by Sheridan (authorship has been attributed to both). Contains annotations, additions, and revisions in Sheridan's hand.

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"Song Book.", 1700s. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

Manuscript song book, written in an unidentified 18th century hand, Incomplete, begins with number 742 and ends with number 1735

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SOUTHEY, ROBERT (1774-1843). "Commonplace Book.", circa 1828. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

Contains notes on Southey's extensive literary and historical readings. Topics include the Navy from the time of King Henry II to Rodney. There are numerous transcripts of letters written by admirals of the fleet during the Dutch war and later, some extracts from Charnock, and notes on pirates and their exploits. Many notes relate to Naval affairs of the 17th century. There are also literary notes on Sir Philip Sidney, Thomas Kyd, Ben Johnson, and Shakespeare. Dated from endpapers watermark date.

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STEVENS, JOHN (d. 1726). Miscellany, 1679-1690. 1 item.
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A volume of literary and autobiographical papers of the Jacobite author John Stevens, including his Irish journals and eye-witness account of the Battle of the Boyne and three literary translations, including the first two books of the novel, Argenis. The volume comprises (in order of binding): part of an account of travels through Wales [when Collector of Taxes for Welshpool] in November [1688] after hearing of James II's flight (3 pages, starting at page 2 which has been scored through); "A Journall Of all my Travells since I left London to follow our most mercifull most pious and most gracious Sovereign James ye 2d . . . with an acc.t of all our marches and other memorable passages wherein I bore a parte since first I had the honor of a Comission in his Maj.ties army in Ireland," 1688-1690 (192 pp., incomplete at the end); journals of voyages to Lisbon and back, in 1679 and 1682 (14 pp.); notes on his army service during Monmouth's Rebellion (3 pp.); a journal of his journey to Dublin when accompanying Henry Earl of Clarendon as Lieutenant General of Ireland in 1685 (14 pp., incomplete at the end); "An Account of my Voyage & Journey from Dublin to London" in 1686 (5 pp.); further Irish journals kept when serving Clarendon (22 pp., opening with the conclusion of another travel journal); "The Publick Catholick zeale of Spaine" dedicated to Pope Alexander VII "with the posthumous pen of Francisco de Quevedo Villegas . . . the most renowned witt of his age & famous for his writings" (12 pp.); "A Voyage to the Holy Land through Egypt & Arabia made by the Rd. F. Boucher of the holy order of S. Francis" (32 pp.); "Barclay's Argenis," books I and II (190 pp., with rodent damage to the first 48 pp., but mostly in the margins and with loss of text confined to the first dozen leaves, evidently made prior to binding). 18th-century vellum, spine inscribed as MS 39 and bearing traces of a printed label [from the Warburton sale?] and the printed Thomas Phillipps number 6471, inner cover inscribed "MSS 49", facing leaf inscribed with summary of contents and marked below in pencil by Phillipps "This MSS was examined in 1865 by Professor Von Ranke for his Memoirs of Wm 3rd/ Thos Phillipps", annotated in pencil by Phillipps's grandson Thomas Fitzroy Fenwick ("T.F.F.") as having been lot 327 in the John Warburton sale of 19 November 1759.

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STOPFORD, JAMES (d. 1759). "Stopford Letters, Swift, Pope, etc.", circa 1712-1740. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

Bound collection of letters and documents relating to the Joseph and James Stopford. Includes ALS from Jonathan Swift to James Stopford "Jim" (2 p.) dated Dublin, 1725 June 19 ALS from Swift to James Stopford (2 p.) dated Dublin, 1725 November 26 ALS (2) from Swift to James Stopford in Paris (3 p.) dated London, 1726 July 20 and dated London, 1726 August 6 (2 p.); ALS from Swift to James Stopford in London (3 p.) dated Dublin, 1726 October 15 ALS from Swift to [James Stopford?] (2 p.) dated 1739 March 17-30 St. Patrick's Day; ALS from Swift to James Stopford (2 p.) dated 1734 March 8 ADS (3) from Swift to James Stopford concerning payments (2 p.) dated 1734 October 26 1734 February 8 and 1735 May 19 ALS from Swift to James Stopford (1 p.) dated 1737 June 9 ALS from Swift to James Stopford (3 p.) undated "I received your kind letter this day"; ALS from Swift to James Stopford (1 p.) undated (Friday, past one) "I blundered this morning..."; Ms. "Extract from the Will of Dean Swift, Esq.," dated 1713 May 16 written in the hand of Jonathan Swift (3 p.); ALS (3) from Alexander Pope to James Stopford dated 1736 February 17 (2 p.), 1728 November 20 (2 p.), and London, December 16 no year ALS from James Stopford to Jonathan Swift (2 p.), December, undated ALS from Mr. Monde (4 p.) "Hearing how ill a state of health...," undated ALS from Swift to James Stopford in Dublin (1 p.) dated Market-hill, 1729 August 30 ALS from J. Highford to James Stopford (3 p.) dated 1712 April 22 ALS from James Stopford (3 p.) "Sir, as I have always found...," undated ALS from James Stopford (4 p.) "I am afraid of my long silence...," undated ALS from James Stopford (3 p.) "... upon my childhood in...," dated 1713 April 14 ALS from James Stopford (3 p.) "It was with the greatest joy...," dated 1712 February 26-13 ALS from Thomas Henyworth to James Stopford in Dublin (2 p.) dated 1756 March 5 ALS from Thomas Hamsley (3 p.) "Mr Hunt and Mr Stopford on hearing that Major Lombard was killed...," dated 1790 October 4 ADS on vellum granting the freedom of Coleraine to Joseph Stopford, dated 1703 ADS dated 1754 July 4 stating that James, Lord Bishop of Cloyne was...of the city of Corke admitted and enrolled a Freeman (1 p., with seal); and a hand painted copy of the arms of Nicholas Stopford, Baron of Stockport laid in at front.

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STRACHEY, LYTTON (1880-1932). "Manuscript Notes for Warren Hastings.", circa 1903. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

Autograph manuscript notes, affidavits, and extracts (mostly from the British Museum) used in writing his thesis on Warren Hastings for Trinity College, Cambridge. Strachey attended Trinity College from 1899 to 1905

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123. STRACHEY, LYTTON (1880-1932). "Warren Hastings, Cheyt Singh, and the Begums of Oude", 1764-1784. 2 Volumes.
Scope and Contents

Autograph manuscript thesis (Fellowship dissertation) written by Strachey for Trinity College, Cambridge. Manuscript consists of two parts; seven chapters, with notes in each. Written in ink, with some corrections and deletions in Strachey's hand. Together with the original typescript of "Warren Hastings..." (approx. 370 leaves) typed by Strachey's sister Philippa. Strachey attended Trinity College from 1899 to 1905

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2 Volumes

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12 items

SWINBURNE, ALGERNON CHARLES (1837-1909). "An Autumn Vision.", 1889. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

Autograph manuscript poem with author's annotations and deletions.

Physical Description

1 item

SWINBURNE, ALGERNON CHARLES (1837-1909). "The Ballad of Dead Man's Bay.", 1860s. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

Autograph manuscript poem with some revisions and deletions, written in pen on blue paper. Together with calligraphic manuscript copy.

Physical Description

1 item

SWINBURNE, ALGERNON CHARLES (1837-1909). "Eight Years Old.", 1882. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

Autograph manuscript poem, written in pen on blue paper.

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1 item

SWINBURNE, ALGERNON CHARLES (1837-1909). "Flogging Papers.", 1863-1864. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

14 manuscript pages in Swinburne's holograph (in ink and pencil), with typed transcriptions interleaved. Consists of short prose passages, dramatic extracts, and lists recounting the floggings of various schoolboys, documenting the poet's obsessive secret life. One list is illustrated with a drawing of a birch rod.

Physical Description

1 itemBound in 20th-century navy blue morocco, with gilt lettering and marbled endpapers.35.5 x 25.5 cm

SWINBURNE, ALGERNON CHARLES (1837-1909). "Joyous Gard.", 1800s. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

Autograph manuscript poem with annotations, written in pen on blue paper.

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SWINBURNE, ALGERNON CHARLES (1837-1909). "A Lamentation.", circa 1860. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

Autograph manuscript poem with annotations, written in pen on blue paper.

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SWINBURNE, ALGERNON CHARLES (1837-1909). "Nine Years Old.", 1883 February 4. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

Autograph manuscript poem.

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SWINBURNE, ALGERNON CHARLES (1837-1909). "Sonnets on English Dramatic Poets.", circa 1879. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

Autograph manuscript, with extensive deletions, additions, and revisions. Includes four sonnets on Christopher Marlowe, John Webster, Thomas Dekker, and Thomas Middleton. Later published in Tristram of Lyonesse 1882 Written on blue paper.

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1 item

SWINBURNE, ALGERNON CHARLES (1837-1909). "Sunrise.", circa 1880. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

Autograph manuscript, written in pen on blue paper.

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1 item

SWINBURNE, ALGERNON CHARLES (1837-1909). "A Vision of Spring in Winter.", circa 1875. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

Autograph manuscript poem, written on blue paper. Also includes an autograph note concerning this manuscript, written by Edmund Gosse on the front flyleaf.

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1 item

SWINBURNE, ALGERNON CHARLES (1837-1909). "A note on Charlotte Brontë", circa 1876. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

Autograph manuscript of a critical appreciation of Charlotte Brontë extensively revised throughout, with a signed autograph dedication to Theodore Watts ("an inadequate acknowledgment of much personal obligation, & an imperfect expression of fellow-feeling on the subject here imperfectly & inadequately handled"). Originally intended for the Athenaeum, it soon grew beyond the confines of a periodical publication and was published as a short monograph by Chatto and Windus in 1877.

Physical Description

1 itemin green morocco gilt by Riviere and Sons, inside dentelles, gilt lettering on upper cover, spine in six compartments, lacking the final leaf of text; Britannia watermark with countermarks dated 1874 and 187633.5 x 21 cm

SWINBURNE, ALGERNON CHARLES (1837-1909). Manuscripts relating to Christopher Marlowe, circa 1881-1908. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

Volume consists of 3 manuscripts: 1) "Christopher Marlowe", circa 1881, a 13-page (text on rectos only) critical monograph, working autograph manuscript with extensive revisions, signed at the end, Britannia watermark with countermark dated 1879), the final page docketed, probably by editorial staff at Encyclopaedia Britannica ("Marlowe | Swinburne | June 6/81") and with additional ink stamp ("Jun 1982"); 2) "Dedication", circa 1908, a 1-page sonnet for The Age of Shakespeare (published as "To the Memory of Charles Lamb"); and 3) "Prologue to the Tragical History of Doctor Faustus", in verse, 48 lines, 2 pages, dated 1896.

Physical Description

1 itemeach leaf individually mounted on a guard, bound together in crushed dark green morocco gilt by Riviere and Sons, inside dentelles, gilt lettering on upper cover, spine in six compartments33.5 x 21 cm

SYNGE, WILLIAM WEBB FOLLETT (1826-1891). "Famous People of Famous Places.", circa 1860. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

Album of 170 limericks, each with a pen-and-ink drawing, written by or attributed to Follet Synge, Lord Tenterden, Horatio Lucas, W. Owen, Sir Villiers Leslie, W. M. Thackeray, and Thackeray's two daughters, Mrs. Stephens and Lady Ritchie, probably members of the Langham Sketching Club (London).

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1 item

TAYLOR, JEREMY (1613-1667). "Autograph Letters.", 1658-1666. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

Bound collection of signed autograph letters from Jeremy Taylor to Edward Conway.

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1 item

TENNYSON, ALFRED (1809-1892). "The Charge of the Light Brigade.", 1800s. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

Manuscript of the unexpurgated version of Tennyson's poem. Transcribed in the hand of Elizabeth Barrett Browning. Together with a printed version of the poem.

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1 item

TENNYSON, ALFRED (1809-1892). "Poems by Alfred Tennyson.", 1841. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

Autograph manuscript of unpublished poems.

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1 item

145. THACKERAY, WILLIAM MAKEPEACE (1811-1863). "Album of Sketches and Drawings.", circa 1830. 2 Volumes.
Scope and Contents

Albums of original sketches, drawings, letters, and manuscript fragments by Thackeray, compiled from family papers by his granddaughter, Hester Ritchie. Volume 1 includes several pen-and-ink and pencil sketches (43 p.) including ALS from Thackeray to his mother, dated Dec. 16, 1831, illustrated with a watercolor drawing. Volumes 1 and 2 also include original manuscript fragments from Vanity Fair, The Virginians, Pendennis, The Newcomes, Henry Esmond, George the IV, Notes for Lectures, Notes for a Literary Fund Speech, and The Bandit's Tower.

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2 Volumes

THACKERAY, WILLIAM MAKEPEACE (1811-1863). "The Awful History of Blue Beard.", 1833-1842. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

Album given to Thackeray's cousin Mary Augusta Thackeray, containing prose "The Awful History of Blue Beard," dated 1833 with pen-and-ink drawings by Thackeray. Also illustrated with engraved plates cut out and pasted in the album. Together with poetic inscriptions and notes in a different hand, dated 1841-1842 This album is housed together in a slipcase with an original watercolor drawing by Thackeray "A Portrait of Mary Augusta aged 10 months," undated and another miniature album (7 x 6 cm.) signed "Mary Augusta Thackeray, The Reward of Good Conduct, 1836 March 6" containing various inscriptions with engraved plates cut out and pasted in the album.

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1 item

THACKERAY, WILLIAM MAKEPEACE (1811-1863). "Cockney Travels.", circa 1842. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

Autograph manuscript.

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1 item

THACKERAY, WILLIAM MAKEPEACE (1811-1863). "A Collection made by Anne Thackeray of Drawings by her Father, W. M. Thackeray and others.", 1800s. 1 item.
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Album of original pencil and pen-and-ink drawings by Thackeray and others. Contains 15 drawings by W.M. Thackeray, 2 by C.H. Bennett, 4 by John Leech, 4 by Lady Wood, 1 by Henry Liversedge, 1 by E.T. Parris, 1 by Thomas Webster, 2 by Thomas Faed, 2 by Robert Polick, 3 by Richard Doyle, 1 by Daniel Maclise, and 9 unidentified.

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1 item

THACKERAY, WILLIAM MAKEPEACE (1811-1863). "The History of Samuel Titmarsh & the Great Hoggarty Diamond.", circa 1886. 1 item.
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Extra-illustrated with five original pencil sketches by Thackeray, one heightened in brown wash, for the frontispiece, title, first, third, and last plates, titled: "The Rosolio" (variant of printed version); "The title page" (variant of printed version); "Behind the Hayricks" (variant of printed version); "A Coronet by Jingo"; "Over Head and Ears in Love."

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1 item

THACKERAY, WILLIAM MAKEPEACE (1811-1863). "The Knights of Borsellen.", circa 1841. 1 item.
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Original manuscript, with seven pencil drawings and three watercolor drawings bound in and several other loose drawings. Also includes a manuscript introduction written by Thackeray's daughter, Lady Ritchie and a typescript of a passage from Monstrelet's Chronicle also in her hand. The novel was never finished beyond the chapters as written here. Written while Thackeray was living and working in Paris.

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1 item

THACKERAY, WILLIAM MAKEPEACE (1811-1863). "Mrs. Perkin's Ball.", circa 1830. 1 item.
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A series of five original drawings in pen-and-ink and sepia by Thackeray, being unpublished finished sketches for "Mrs. Perkin's Ball," each one has the title in Thackeray's autograph and signed with his mark (a pair of spectacles) the last one is also signed "W.M.T." Titles include: "Captain Smith's Surprize at Seeing Mr. Brown's Intimacy with Miss Jones"; "My Lord What Frightful Times in France Your Lordship! The Great Fault Tomkins has been Abolition of Death for Political Offences"; "Major Cox. It's Very Hawt To-night Miss Melton? Miss Melton. Oh You Sad Satirical Rogue You!"; "Mrs. Crowder Entering a Room"; "A Little Gardener."

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THACKERAY, WILLIAM MAKEPEACE (1811-1863). "Original Drawings and Sketches.", circa 1850. 1 item.
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Album of original drawings by Thackeray, apparently given to James Spedding by Thackeray. Contains ALS (2) from Thackeray to Spedding, 3 early sketches of Thackeray by Spedding, and 84 drawings by Thackeray (22 colored, 2 pencil, and 60 pen-and-ink sketches).

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THACKERAY, WILLIAM MAKEPEACE (1811-1863). "Original Drawings for Vanity Fair.", 1800s. 1 item.
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Album of original drawings, some are together with the printed version from Vanity Fair.

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THACKERAY, WILLIAM MAKEPEACE (1811-1863). "Original Drawings for The Virginians, Vanity Fair, etc.", 1800s. 1 item.
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Album of original pencil, pen-and-ink, and watercolor drawings.

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THACKERAY, WILLIAM MAKEPEACE (1811-1863). "Original Manuscript of a Portion of an Unidentified Play by Thackeray.", circa 1837. 1 item.
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Autograph manuscript.

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THACKERAY, WILLIAM MAKEPEACE (1811-1863). Original photograph, undated. 1 item.
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Photograph of Thackeray, signed and inscribed "with the best regards of the lovely original," in a Victorian leather traveling case.

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THACKERAY, WILLIAM MAKEPEACE (1811-1863). "Sketchbook.", 1800s. 1 item.
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Contains a series of eight humorous pen-and-ink drawings with descriptive captions, illustrating the history of Buller, an undergraduate of Oriel College, Oxford, who declines into debauchery and penury through his addiction to tea.

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THACKERAY, WILLIAM MAKEPEACE (1811-1863). "Sketchbook.", circa 1835. 1 item.
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Original sketchbook used by Thackeray while in Paris in 1835. Contains pen-and-ink and pencil sketches, and finished drawings. Many of these pages contain several separate sketches of heads, busts, ornaments, animals, etc. Several are considered to be finished drawings including: Sketches from pictures at the Louvre; a picture of a youth and a girl before Louis XVI; a State Officer before a lady of regal appearance; a horse's head, etc. There are also eight pages of architectural sketches. ALS from Eyre Crowe, dated 1903, laid in.

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THOMSON, JAMES (1834-1882). "The Poet and His Muse.", 1882. 1 item.
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Manuscript poem, written in pencil, with annotations and notes written in pen in Thomson's hand.

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THOMSON, RICHARD (1794-1865). "Captain Kramm, the Adventurer.", 1800s. 1 item.
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Autograph manuscript bound with the following: " 1675 The Bohemian Glass-House Adventure," AMs (27 p.); " 1662 The Hidden Treasure Adventure," AMs (p. 53-63); " 1668 The Adventure of the Haunted Gallery," AMs (1 p., 9 lines).

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THOMSON, RICHARD (1794-1865). "Tales of an Antiquary, Second Series.", 1830. 1 item.
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Autograph manuscript prose, "The Norman Hunter's Charter: A Legend of the Rochford Forest," AMs, (9 p.) bound with the following: "1656: The Guardian Angel: A Legend of Badinghall Street," AMs (14 p.); " 1720 The Hand of Glory: A Legend of the Stock Market," AMs (23 p.); " 1740 The Piper of Mucklebrowst," AMs (19 p.); " 1747 The Reliquary: A Legend of Drury Lane," AMs (7 p.) with unnumbered inserts; " 1771 & 1780 A Secret Adventure in High-Life: A Tradition of Carlisle House," AMs (17, [1] p.); "A Secret Adventure in High-Life: A Tradition of Carlisle House," AMs (copy, 19 p.); " 1777 The Haunted Hogshead, or A Yankee's Tale of a Tub," AMs (9 p.); " 1783 Temptation Creek: The Legend of a Yankee Nigger," AMs (21 p.); "Temptation Creek. Extracted from the Papers of a Romantic Traveller in America," AMs (2 p.) unfinished; " 1815 & 1659 The Spectre-Sentinel: A Legend of the Old Horse-Guards," AMs (39 p.); "Raymond the Romantic, and his Five Wishes. No. V. The Apparition," AMs (22 p.); " 1807 Cousin Splitz: An Adventure in the Tyrol," AMs (16 p.); and "Raymond the Romantic, and His Five Wishes," corrected page proofs of the first four "wishes" (30 p.) [135-141, 242-248, 326-332, 417-425].

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TICKELL, RICHARD (1751-1793). "The Camp.", circa 1778. 1 item.
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Manuscript prompt copy of a play written by Tickell and revised by Sheridan (authorship often ascribed to both). Consists of the greater part of Act I with annotations and the names of contemporary actors written in Sheridan's hand.

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TOOTELL, CHRISTOPHER (circa 1660-1727). "A Glance at Popery Thro' a Protestant-Glass: or Pope Pius's Profession of Cath: Faith and Obedience, compared with and warranted by Protestant Doctrin and Disciplin: in the Judgment of C.T. a Clergy-man of the antient Church of England", dates not examined. 1 item.
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A bound manuscript in ink (157 pp., 30 pp.) in a single neat hand, with an errata slip pasted on front endpaper, dated 1700 Apparently, an unpublished recusant work, possibly written by a Lancashire Catholic priest, Chritsopher Tootel (or Tootell). This is an ingenious defense of the Catholic Church in England, attempting to show that nothing in the profession of faith by Pope Pius IV would be incompatible with the conscience of a protestant.

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TROLLOPE, ANTHONY (1815-1882). "The American Senator.", circa 1830. 1 item.
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Complete autograph manuscript.

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TROLLOPE, ANTHONY (1815-1882). "The Claverings.", circa 1860. 1 item.
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Autograph manuscript (pages 33-34 of chapter 35 wanting). This novel first appeared in the Cornhill Magazine from 1866 February-1867 May It was published in book form by Smith, Elder, and Company, 1867

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TROLLOPE, ANTHONY (1815-1882). "The Eustace Diamonds.", 1871. 1 item.
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Autograph manuscript. dated "For the Fortnightly... 1871 July" Includes a large envelope addressed "To Miss Tilley 78 St. George Square S.W." with parcels post from Harting (under Petersfield).

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1 item

TROLLOPE, ANTHONY (1815-1882). "Half-Hours in the Fresh Air.", 1879. 1 item.
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Proof copy with autograph annotations. Together with galley proofs for a short story "Catherine Carmichael: Three Years Running."

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TROLLOPE, ANTHONY (1815-1882). "Lady Anna.", circa 1873. 1 item.
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Autograph manuscript dated "Published in the Fortnightly 1873 & 1874"

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TROLLOPE, ANTHONY (1815-1882). "The Landleaguers.", circa 1870. 1 item.
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Autograph manuscript of his unfinished novel.

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TROLLOPE, ANTHONY (1815-1882). "Lord Palmerston.", circa 1870. 1 item.
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Autograph manuscript, pages 157-162, 193-194 wanting.

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TROLLOPE, ANTHONY (1815-1882). "Marion Fay.", circa 1870. 1 item.
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Autograph manuscript, portions of the manuscript are written in the hand of his niece, Florence Bland.

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TROLLOPE, ANTHONY (1815-1882). "Mr. Scarborough's Family.", circa 1870. 1 item.
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Autograph manuscript. Contains 768 leaves in parts of 48 (p. 19 in Part XI is missing through misnumbering). This is one of the seven later novels written largely in the hand of his niece, Florence Bland. There are substantial but intermittent portions of the manuscript written in Trollope's hand.

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TROLLOPE, ANTHONY (1815-1882). "The New Zealander.", circa 1870. 1 item.
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Autograph manuscript.

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1 item

163. TROLLOPE, ANTHONY (1815-1882). "North America", circa 1861. 2 Volumes.
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Autograph manuscript.

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2 Volumes

TROLLOPE, ANTHONY (1815-1882). "An Old Man's Love.", 1880s. 1 item.
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Autograph manuscript with 103 leaves in the hand of Trollope and 226 leaves in the hand of Florence Bland. Clipping "The Text of Trollope," by R. W. Chapman from the "Times Literary Supplement" and a printed table of contents (4 p.) from Blackwood's Printing Office, Edinburgh, dated 1884 January 31 laid in.

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165. TROLLOPE, ANTHONY (1815-1882). "Orley Farm.", circa 1860. 2 Volumes.
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Autograph manuscript written in Trollope's hand (n. 3, p. 38-40; no. 17, p. 1-9; no. 18, p. 1-4, 9-20, 43-46, written in unknown hand). Names of the various compositors appear in pencil along with a few other printer's notations, undated

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2 Volumes

TWAIN, MARK (1835-1910). "On the Decay of Lying.", circa 1880. 1 item.
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Autograph manuscript essay, which was to be read at a meeting of the Historical & Antiquarian Club, of Hartford [Conn.], and offered for the Thirty-Dollar prize.

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"Verse upon Charles II His Mistresses and the Stuarts.", 1600s. 1 item.
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Manuscript of English poetry and political satires concerning Charles II, the Earl of Danby, the Duke of York, the Duchess of Portsmouth, etc. Together with poems on the sun, moon, stars, and the four seasons, text inverted at back. Formerly: Restoration poetry MS. 4.

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1 item

WALSH PETER (1618?-1688). "A Prospect of the state of Ireland, from the year of the world 1756 to the year of Christ 1652.", circa 1683. 1 item.
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Autograph manuscript.

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WHITELOCKE, MARY, Memoir, circa 1660s. 1 item.
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An intimate and detailed autobiography of a wealthy Puritan gentry woman, Mary Whitelocke, the daughter of London merchant Bigley Carleton, in the mid-seventeenth century. Addressed to her eldest son, Whitelocke's memoir encompasses her life from the time of her first marriage at the age of 16 to Rowland Wilson (d. 1650), MP, also from a London mercantile family. Whitelocke's second marriage in 1650 was to the prominent lawyer and politician Bulstrode Whitelocke (1605-1675), with whom she had seven children. Written in a homiletic style with copious Biblical references in the margins, the memoir is characterised by distinctively feminine imagery: "...god deals with his people as a tender harted mother dus with her child at her breast, she puts some bitter thing upon the nipple not to hurt the child but to make the child care the less for the breast: so the lord dealt with me he put some bitter dispensation upon all my creature injoyments..." and primarily focuses on Whitelocke's family and domestic affairs, much of it given over to her children and their loving and pious behavior; she gives a poignant account of a miscarriage that occurred during her first marriage. Though, discussion of public affairs and events are also included, particularly Whitelocke's vigorous defence of her second husband's public life.

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1 itemBound in contemporary embroidered binding12.6 x 7.5 cm

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WILDE, OSCAR (1854-1900). "The Duchess of Padua.", 1880. 1 item.
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Two non-consecutive leaves of autograph manuscript (fol. A and fol. B21), written on recto only.

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WILDE, OSCAR (1854-1900). "An Ideal Husband.", circa 1890. 1 item.
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Author's typewritten copy with autograph annotations.

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WILDE, OSCAR (1854-1900). "Remarkable Series of Six Autograph Letters.", 1897-1899. 1 item.
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Bound collection of autograph letters from Wilde to his publisher Leonard Smithers.

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WILDE, OSCAR (1854-1900). "Scenario: the Cardinal of Avignon, a Tragedy in Four Acts.", circa 1882. 1 item.
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Autograph manuscript of a portion of Act I, scene I of the unpublished play "The Cardinal of Avignon."

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1 item

WILDE, OSCAR (1854-1900). "Unfinished Play.", circa 1879-1883. 1 item.
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Autograph manuscript of an unfinished play with revisions, undated Signed with initials on fol. 38v, with approximately. 40 leaves in Wilde's hand. Appears to present the beginning of Act II as outlined in Wilde's scenario for his unpublished play "The Cardinal of Avignon."

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173. WITHERS, GEORGE (1588-1667). "Wither's Poems.", circa 1810-1818. 2 Volumes.
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Early proofs of a two-volume edition of George Wither's poetical works (not issued until 1839-1847), edited by John Matthew Gutch, interleaved and heavily annotated by Lamb, J.M. Gutch, and Dr. John Nott. Also includes manuscript insertions including an ALS by Algernon Charles Swinburne, tipped in front of vol. 1; ALS to Mr. Spoor from Thomas J. Wise, dated 1910, laid in vol. 1; an engraving (proof) of Lamb by James Pulham with the inscription in pen "Jas Pulman Esq. from Charles Lamb."

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2 Volumes

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YEATS, WILLIAM BUTLER (1865-1939). "The Land of Heart's Desire.", 1894. 1 item.
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Typescript of the child's part in the drama, with manuscript revisions by the author and others.

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YEATS, WILLIAM BUTLER (1865-1939). "The Land of Heart's Desire.", 1894. 1 item.
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Signed autograph manuscript.

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1 item

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Consists of a variety of items (many oversized, matted and/or framed) by William Blake, Max Beerbohm, Hablot Knight Browne, George Cruikshank, Edward Lear, John Everett Millais, William Makepeace Thackeray, Dante Gabriel Rossetti, J. M. W. Turner, members of the Brontë family, and others. Robert Taylor collected works by or relating to British authors, artists, and illustrators represented elsewhere in the Taylor Collection, both in manuscripts and printed books. Most of the artwork is individually matted and labeled in a series of 17 clamshell boxes, organized alphabetically by artist and size. An oil portrait of Alexander Pope, attributed to Jean-Baptiste Van Loo (1684-1745), is separately housed.

Additional artwork can be found in RTC01's bound manuscripts series, including an album of sketches and drawings by William Makepeace Thackeray; Lionel Grimston Fawkes's 1874-1875 scrapbook of illustrations for Anthony Trollope's The Way We Live Now; India paper proofs of drawings for "Orley Farm" by John Everett Millais, circa 1860; an 1868 album of pen-and-ink drawings and photographs compiled by John Lockwood Kipling for a young Rudyard Kipling and his sister; and additional drawings by Max Beerbohm. Artwork can also be found in archival boxes containing literary manuscripts and correspondence, including letters with drawings by Edward Lear, William Makepeace Thackeray, and William Butler Yeats.

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Arranged alphabetically by artist, or title when artist is unknown.

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17 boxes

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Ink drawing, vignette for Le Morte d'Arthur, Vol. I, Book 1, 1893. 1 item.
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Ink drawing, vignette for Le Morte d'Arthur, Vol. II, Book 9, 1893. 1 item.
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6 boxes

Caricature in pencil, "Author, Publisher and Printer", 1920. 1 item.
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Caricature, "Mr. Arthur Balfour wishing he had been born in a simpler age," signed, 1907. 1 item.
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Pencil drawing, self-portrait, "Me as I more or less am nowadays...," signed, 1946. 1 item.
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Ink drawing on cardboard, self-portrait, with a red wax buttoniere, signed, undated. 1 item.
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Caricature, "Mr. Brummell constricting his waist-belt incurs the envious displeasure of the King," signed, undated. 1 item.
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Ink drawing for the cover of Caricatures of Twenty-five Gentlemen, showing man in top hat and clown ruff, unsigned, undated. 1 item.
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Caricature, "Genus Beerbohmiense," signed, undated. 1 item.
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Caricature in ink of Edmund Gosse, signed, undated. 1 item.
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Caricature in pencil, "Miss F. K. recovering from boredom at Hampstead," with full-length self-portrait, 1907. 1 item.
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Caricature, "Sir Henry Irving," signed, 1901. 1 item.
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Caricature in pencil, "A Milestone," signed, 1913. 1 item.
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Caricature, "Mr. Joseph Pennell thinking of the Old 'Un," signed, 1913. 1 item.
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1 item9.25" x 11"

Caricature in pencil and ink, "Revisiting the Glimpses," signed, 1911. 1 item.
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Caricature of Charles Algernon Swinburne, inscribed "Sophia for Philip" and signed, 1928. 1 item.
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1 item8.25" x 14.5"

Caricature, "Mr. Tennyson reading In Memoriam to his Sovereign," inscribed "For Nicholson, William and Mabel from Max", 1904. 1 item.
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Caricature, "The Theatre of the Future: The Acting Manager," signed, 1922. 1 item.
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Caricature, "The Theatre of the Future: The Call Boy," signed, 1922. 1 item.
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Caricature, "The Theatre of the Future: The Managing Director...," signed, 1922. 1 item.
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Caricature, "The Theatre of the Future: Orlando...Ex Seminarist Smith, Rosalind...Ex Seminarist Robinson," signed, 1922. 1 item.
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Caricature (inscription only), "The Theatre of the Future: The Public," signed, 1922. 1 item.
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Caricature of Reggie Turner in full-length profile, facing left, hands in pockets, with 3 other heads of Turner on same sheet, undated. 1 item.
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Pencil-and-wash drawing, "President Wilson Visiting Congress," signed by the artist, 1919. 1 item.
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Caricature in ink of W. B. Yeats and Edward Martyn, "Celtades Ambo," signed, 1899. 1 item.
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Caricature, "Sir Charles Wyndham Defying Time", 1907. 1 item.
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Folder of photographs of various illustrations and caricatures (including a stone bust by Oscar Nemon) of Max Beerbohm; 1931 January Beerbohm calendar by Ladbroke & Co., Ltd. (matted), 1931 January; Caricatures (prints) of: Sir Oswald Mosley, Rev. P. B. Clayton, John Masefield, J. L. Garvin, Siegfried Sassoon, Dean Inge(?), Lord Craik, H, G. Wells, "One Fine Morning" (large group of men with caption "Now they might undo me." Signed Max.), 1911-1931. 1 box.
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Pen-and-ink caricature of Samuel Pepys, undated 6" x 7", mounted on same board with a second pen-and-ink caricature of Richard Brinsley Sheridan, 7.5" x 5.5", undated. 1 item.
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2 boxes

Pencil drawing, "The Archer," 6 1/2" x 8", undated. 1 item.
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Pen-and-watercolor drawing, "The Landing of Brutus in England", 1780s. 1 item.
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Pen-and-watercolor drawing, "The Landing of Julius Caesar in Britain", 1780s. 1 item.
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Pencil drawing, kneeling figure of a nude demon, 6 1/2" x 7 3/8", undated. 1 item.
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Pencil drawing, "Non Angli sed Angeli," 12 3/4" x 18 1/2", undated. 1 item.
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Untitled drawing of an English landscape with a building, man, and dog, signed "Anne Brontë", 1836 May 30. 1 item.
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Oil painting, "Flowers," painted by Charlotte Brontë when she was about 14 years old and presented to Mary Wright Haworth; presented as a memorial by Haworth to Miss Eliza Watson on 1861 October 30, circa 1830. 1 item.
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Pencil drawing, "Santa Maria, September 23 [18]33," signed, 6" x 4.25"; note on back - "This drawing was executed by Charlotte Brontë & given by me - her husband - to Miss E. Taylor. A. B. Nicholls", 1833. 1 item.
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Pencil drawing of a ruined castle and a cottage beside a ravine, signed "E. J. Brontë," presumably copied from an engraving, 1832 December 8. 1 item.
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Pencil drawing, illustration for Trollope's Can You Forgive Her?, "Dear Greenow, Dear Husband," 5" x 7", undated. 1 item.
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Watercolor, "The most self willed young woman I ever saw in my life!," illustration for Trollope's Can You Forgive Her?, undated. 1 item.
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Pencil drawing, illustration for Trollope's Can You Forgive Her?, "Then, Then, Then let her come to me," 5" x 7", undated. 1 item.
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Watercolor, title page for "The Diadem", undated. 1 item.
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Watercolor, "Florence and Edith on the staircase," illustration for Dickens' Dombey and Son, undated. 1 item.
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Pencil drawing, "Nicholas congratulates Arthur Gride on his Wedding Morning," undated illustration at page 543 of Dickens' Nicholas Nickleby, with Dickens' suggestions for alterations in the drawing written in ink beneath, undated. 1 item.
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Wash drawing, "Mrs. Leo Hunter's Fancy Dress Dejeuner," from Dickens' Pickwick Papers, with 4-line comment in Dickens' hand, undated. 1 item.
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Pencil sketch, Oliver Goldsmith, used as frontispiece for Goldsmith's Haunch of Venison (1776), circa 1770. 1 item.
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Charcoal study for portrait of George Eliot, in the National Gallery in London, 1865. 1 item.
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Byron, George Gordon. Miniature Portrait of Byron by unidentified artist, undated. 1 item.
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Pencil and watercolor drawing for "Thoughts About People," from Sketches By Boz, watermarked, 1831. 1 item.
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Pencil sketch, "The Bloomsbury Christening," from Sketches By Boz, 4.5" x 6.75", undated. 1 item.
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Pen-and-ink drawing, illustration for Boccaccio's Decameron, 5.5" x 7.5", circa 1840. 1 item.
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Pencil study of a woman's head, 5.75" x 4.5", undated. 1 item.
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Frontispiece for Leigh Hunt's A Jar of Honey from Mount Hybla, 1848. 1 item.
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Pencil drawing of Lord Tennyson (individual), undated. 1 item.
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Pencil drawing of Lord Tennyson (group), undated. 1 item.
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Thomas Hardy portrait in fixed charcoal, 1923. 1 item.
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Pencil sketch of Robert H. Taylor, 1940. 1 folder.
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1 folder

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Graphite and sepia wash drawing, portrait of Lord Byron, 10.25" x 8", undated. 1 item.
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"Sir Max Beerbohm Fenestrating", 1948. 1 item.
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Portrait of William Makepeace Thackeray, chalk and charcoal, 1864. 1 item.
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Portrait of Anthony Trollope, chalk and charcoal, 1864. 1 item.
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Watercolor, "Mt. Athos by Moonlight", undated. 1 item.
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Ink and wash, distant view of Mt. Etna, circa 1843. 1 item.
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Watercolor of a Nile scene, 1867. 1 item.
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Pencil drawing, "Pavia," with numbers listed indicating colors to be used, 11" x 4.5", 1841. 1 item.
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Pencil drawing of Salmona, 1845. 1 item.
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Watercolor, "Yellow Iris", 1826. 1 item.
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Pencil drawing, illustration for Trollope's Can You Forgive Her?, "'I have heard,' said Burgo," (Vol. I, Chapter XXVIII), undated. 1 item.
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Portrait of Charles Dickens, pastel, 1869. 1 item.
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Watercolor painting, coastal landscape scene, signed, 11.5" x 21.5", 1847. 1 item.
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Pen-and-ink and wash drawing, romantic landscape, signed, 9.25" x 5.75", 1836. 1 item.
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Pen drawing by Millais at age 14, signed and dated 1843, titled "Edmund last King of the East Angles martyred by Honguor The Dane," matted, 1843. 1 item.
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Pencil and watercoloring drawing, "Was it not a lie?," 1860, made for a wood-engraved illustration for Anthony Trollope's Framley Parsonage (1861) 27.4 x 21.5 cm., 1860. 1 item.
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Watercolor and gouache painting, "Stript off the case and read the naked shield, Elaine" illustration for Tennyson's Idylls of the King, 1862. 1 item.
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Illustration for Anthony Trollope's Small House at Allingham, 1864. 1 item.
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Color print of the Trollope Family by Childs and Inman, Lithographers (based on 1829 sketch), 1829. 1 item.
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Portrait of Robert Louis Stevenson, framed, 1892. 1 item.
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1 item

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Tinted ink sketch, "A Fact (little known): Narrow escape of the Lord Chancelor on 1929 April 21 at 4:45", 1929 April 21. 1 item.
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1 item

Persian miniature with accompanying text. Persia, 17th century (?). The image depicts the angels worshipping Adam. The text is a poetical account of the creation of Adam as God's deputy (khalīfah) on earth and is based on Qur'ān 2:30ff., circa 17th century. 1 item.
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1 item

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Crayon painting (pastel) of Alexander Pope, after the Godfrey Kneller portrait from Strawberry Hill, attributed to Richardson, with an autograph receipt by Pope to Bernard Whalley for his subscription to Pope's Iliad, undated. 1 item.
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1 item

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1 box

Pencil and watercolor drawing for Laurence Sterne's The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, showing Trim, holding a pair of boots, interrupting Uncle Toby and Tristram Shandy's father, 5.25" x 3.13", signed by Rooker, 1775. 1 item.
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1 item

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Ink drawing, "Fanny Cornforth," 5" x 3.88", undated. 1 item.
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1 item

Pen-and-ink study for the "Vision of the Sane Grael," 10" x 8.88", 1857. 1 item.
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1 item

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Charcoal and chalk drawing of Aubrey Beardsley, signed, undated. 1 item.
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1 item

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Pen over pencil drawing, View of Horace Walpole's Strawberry Hill, 8.25" x 5.13", undated. 1 item.
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1 item

Pen and watercolor drawing, "Lord Cardigan making preparations to attend his majesty's levee," signed by Rowlandson, 1802. 1 item.
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1 item

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Pencil and watercolor drawing of Chamonix, 1846. 1 item.
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1 item

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1 box

Pen-and-ink drawing with gray wash of Mr. Ryder in the Character of Lovegold, circa 1788. Illustration for Henry Fielding, The Miser: A Comedy (IV:5 "The Miser Scene"). Signed and inscribed, "Give me my money again, villain", circa 1788. 1 item.
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1 item

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Portrait of Thomas Hardy, 1910. Drypoint (final state), printed by David Strang, 1910. 1 item.
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1 item

Portrait of George Bernard Shaw, 1907. Drypoint (final state), printed by David Strang, 1907. 1 item.
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1 item

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1 box

Pencil and crayon sketch, self-portrait, signed, 1857. 1 item.
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1 item

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1 box

First sketch of group of fish for Turner's "Slaver," purchased by John Ruskin (with note saying he purchased it from Ruskin's housekeeper, Mrs. Booth) in 1880, undated. 1 item.
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1 item

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Pen-and-watercolor, "View of Rochester Castle & Bridge," signed by Turner, 1791. 1 item.
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1 item

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1 box

Watercolor drawing, illustration of an episode from Ossian, "Fingal meets Coban-carglas, daughter of King Torcul-torno," undated 22.86" x 19.75", undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

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Scope and Contents

Consists of files for individual authors that contain correspondence, documents, and unbound manuscripts (including some smaller sized items of art) that were previously housed in file cabinet drawers in the Taylor Room Library. The folders in each box are filed alphabetically by author name.

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically by author or collector.

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32 boxes

A Wood, Anthony, 1632-1695, dates not examined. 1 item.
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(see: Wood, Anthony)

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1 item

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1 box

2 manuscripts of verse (1904) with notes to [the Duchess of Sutherland]: "The Wind of Angus" (1 p.) and "Aphrodite" (1 p.), dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

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1 box

2 letters: 1 to [Edward Wortley Montagu], 1711; 1 to William Conolly, 1714 1 document, 1704, 1711. 1 folder.
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1 folder

1 letter to Ambrose Phillips, 1710 1 letter to "Mr. Worsley," 1717, 1710. 1 folder.
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1 folder

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1 box

1 letter to her nephews, 1875. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Jack and Jill 1880, 6 manuscript leaves, 1880. 1 folder.
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1 folder

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1 box

"Sonnet on the late Samuel Taylor Coleridge," 1 p., undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

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1 box

1 letter to Mr. Dodsley, 1788. 1 folder.
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1 folder

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1 box

17 letters 1866-1884: 1 to Mrs. Davenport Adams, 1 to Rev. H. Allen, 1 to Walter Richard Cassels, 2 to "My dear Craik," 1 to "Mr. Macgregor," 2 to Alexander Macmillan, 1 to H.C. Merivale, 1 to Charles Myhill, 1 to Mrs. Palmer, 1 to "Mr. Scherer," 1 to "My dear Smally," 1 to Mrs. Smally, 2 to Lucy Toulmin Smith, 1 to unidentified person, 1866-1884. 1 folder.
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1 folder

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6 letters ([1837]-1844) to "Anna" (Mrs. B. Lefroy), dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

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8 letters (1810-1820) to "Anna" (Mrs. B. Lefroy), dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

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1 letter to B. Lefroy, telling of sister Jane's death, 1817. 1 folder.
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1 folder

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1 box

2 letters to Sister, Cassandra (RHT) 19th -750.1 , 1805-1808. 1 folder.
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1 folder

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1 box

manuscript copy of "Marvel's Ghost," attributed to Ayloffe, 2 pp, 1670s. 1 folder.
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1 folder

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1 box

1 letter to "Auditor Sutton," 1614 manuscript of "Elegancies Miscellany" said to be in the hand of Bacon, 1 leaf, dated 1601 April 22, 1614. 1 folder.
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1 folder

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1 box

3 letters (undated-1890) to Oscar Wilde, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

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1 box

2 manuscripts of verse (in the form of letters to John Mitford); 8 letters 1820-1845: 1 to William Stevenson Hitch, 1 to Thomas Hervey, 2 to John Mitford, 1 to George Virtue, 3 to unidentified people, 1820-1845. 1 folder.
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1 folder

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1 box

1 letter to unidentified person, undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

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1 box

1 manuscript of "Punch and Judy", undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

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3 boxes

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1 box

24 sheets of drawings and caricatures from his undergraduate days at Oxford, 1890s. 1 folder.
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1 folder

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1 box

Contains 4 sheets of caricatures drawn while at Charterhouse School, with identifying notes added in 1946, circa 1889-1946. 1 folder.
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1 folder

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1 box

caricatures in ink and crayon of: "Lord George," "Jenny Mere," "La Crambogi," "Captain Carleton," "Mr. Aeneas", undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

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1 box

Contains 22 sheets of drawings and caricatures of George Broderick, Reggie Turner, Cissie Loftus, and others, and two self-portraits, 1892-1943. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Ink drawing, "Elegy on Any Lady by George Moore," unsigned, undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Verse, "Smug in your attic crooning...," written on a card with caricatures in black and gold ink, 1 p., undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

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1 box

5 letters to unidentified people, 1920. 1 folder.
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1 folder

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1 box

25 letters 1899-1942: 6 to "Mr. St. John Adcock," 1 to "Lady Cynthia" [Asquith], 1 to Charles B. Cochran, 1 (to "Helen and Harley") [Granville-Barker], 1 to John L. Balderston, 1 to "Dear Bland," 1 to Gerald. Bullett, 1 to the "Editor of The Century Magazine, 7 letters to Constance Collier (with accompanying sketches), 1 to Miss E. Dixon, 1 to "Mr. Eden," 1 to Edmund Gosse, 1 (unsigned card) to Philip Guedalla, 2 to "My dearest Mamma" (Elizabeth Draper Beerbohm), 1899-1942. 1 folder.
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1 folder

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1 box

22 letters 1903-1955: 7 to Frank Harris, 2 to William Heinemann (with accompanying sketches), 1 to Holbrook Jackson, 1 to John Lane, 1 (draft) to Rose Macaulay in reply to her 1 letter, 1 letter to" Mrs. Madan," 1 to Elkin Mathews, 1 letter to "Mr. Maxwell," 1 letter to C. S. Millard, 1 letter & 1 telegram to Harold Munro, 1 to Middleton Murray, and 3 letters to "Mrs. Levinson(?)", 1903-1955. 1 folder.
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1 folder

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"Dear 'F.R.D.N'" and clipping, 1923. 1 folder.
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1 folder

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1 box

27 letters (1897-1925) to William Nicholson (and 1 to his son, Tony), undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

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1 box

11 letters 1911-1938: 1 letter to Conal O'Riordan Esq., 2 letters to Denys Parsons, 1 to "Mrs. Partridge," 3 to "My dear Pawling," 2 to Cecil Phillips, 1 to André Raffalovich, 1 to Grant Richards, 1911-1938. 1 folder.
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1 folder

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1 box

10 letters to Mrs. Lydia Russell (1898-1956) and 2 to Walker Russell (with accompanying sketch of Walter Russell), undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

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1 box

8 letters 1908-1935: 1 to Michael Sadleir, 1 to "Mr. Samuel," 1 to "Mr. Scott," 2 to Bernard Shaw (with accompanying sketch), 1 to Thomas Seccombe, 1 to E. F. Spence, 1 to A. J. A. Symons, 1908-1935. 1 folder.
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1 folder

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1 box

9 letters 1912-1956: 1 to Robert Taylor, 2 to "My dear Toynbee," 4 to Mrs. Clara Watts-Dunston, 1 to Virginia Woolf, 1 to Elinor Wylie, 1912-1956. 1 folder.
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1 folder

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6 letters 1911 1 letter from Eliza Beerbohm to "Florence and Max," 5 letters between C. H. McCall and S. S. Pawling (including 1 pen-and-ink drawing, "Zuleika being introduced to the public by William Heinemann" by Beerbohm), 1911. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Scope and Contents

Consists of 350 letters from Beerbohm to actress Florence Kahn, whom he married May 4, 1910; a couple of letters from Florence Kahn to Beerbohm's secretary, literary executor, and second wife, Elisabeth Jungmann; and 31 letters from Jungmann to the Beerbohms. There are also typed transcripts of 163 letters; a caricature entitled "Hopping in a Hat and a Apron;" and a couple of photographs (originals and copies), including one of Beerbohm at Villa Chiara in Rapallo, Italy (circa 1950).

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Letters arranged chronologically by sender.

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2 boxes

Letters to Florence Kahn, 1904. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Letters to Florence Kahn, 1905. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Letters to Florence Kahn, 1906. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Letters to Florence Kahn, 1907. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Letters to Florence Kahn, 1908. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Letters to Florence Kahn, 1909. 2 folders.
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2 folders

Letters to Florence Kahn, circa 1909-1911. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Letters to Florence Kahn, 1935. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Letters to Florence Kahn, circa 1904-1910. 4 folders.
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4 folders

Letters to Florence Kahn, circa 1910-1935. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Letters to Florence Kahn, Empty Envelopes, 1904-1909. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Letters to Florence Kahn, Transcripts, undated. 2 folders.
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2 folders

Kahn, Florence, Letters to Elisabeth Jungmann, undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Jungmann, Elisabeth, Letters to Max and Florence Beerbohm, circa 1938-1948. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Caricature and Photographs, circa 1904-1950. 1 folder.
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1 folder

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1 box

verse, "Ballade de la Vie Joyeuse," 1 p., 1892. 1 folder.
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1 folder

verse, "Ballade Tragique à Double Refrain," inscribed "For Mannie, this was written in 1912...," 1 p., 1921. 1 folder.
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1 folder

verse, "Ballade Tragique à Double Refrain," 2 pp., undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

prose, "A Chance Forgone" (incomplete), 4 pp., undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

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1 box

prose, "Dickens by G..rge M..re," 6 pp., undated (includes caricature of George Moore in cowboy costume, on verso of last leaf), undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

prose, "Dorian Gray, an Examination paper," 2 pp., 1894. 1 folder.
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1 folder

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1 box

prose, "John Drinkwater," 1 p., undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

prose, "Mr. Punch," 3 pp., 1923. 1 folder.
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1 folder

prose, "Trollope," notes, 1 p., undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

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1 box

prose, "A Note on the Happy Hypocrite," 1 p., undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

prose, "Parson...," 1 p., undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

verse, "Rondeau d'Admonition," 1 p., 1890s. 1 folder.
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1 folder

prose, "A Tryptych," 5 pp., 1945. 1 folder.
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1 folder

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1 box

1 manuscript: text for the caption to his caricature entitled "London in November, Mr. Henry James in London," which was published in A Book of Caricatures (London, 1907), 1 p., undated, 1907. 1 folder.
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1 folder

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1 box

manuscript, 4 leaves, 20th century, undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

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1 box

manuscript of poem, 1 page, inscribed to Florence Hardy, 1923 photograph of the Prince of Wales with the Hardys; 6 letters (5 by Beerbohm to Simon Nowell-Smith and 1 by Edmund Blunden to Nowell-Smith), 1923. 1 folder.
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1 folder

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1 box

manuscript draft with sketches in the margin, 10 leaves, 20th century, undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

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1 box

manuscript notes, 6 leaves, 20th century, undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

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1 box

manuscript draft with revisions and deletions, 15 leaves, circa 1904. 1 folder.
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1 folder

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1 box

manuscript with author's annotations and deletions, 1940s. 1 folder.
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1 folder

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1 box

manuscript with author's annotations and deletions, 20th century, undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

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1 box

crossword puzzle with clues and diagram, 3 pp., 1931. 1 folder.
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1 folder

note by Beerbohm underneath a clipping of Lord Abinger and his French bride, undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

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1 box

2 photographs: Beerbohm and other unidentified people in costume, undated "Girdlestonites, 1888 Summer ... or circa 1887 " group photo on verso, circa 1887-1888. 1 folder.
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1 folder

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1 box

note concerning a drawing of Frederick Leighton in Vanity Fair (on verso of the page containing the drawing), 1948. 1 folder.
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1 folder

"A fair copy of an address given at Merton College [Oxford University] on the occasion of the opening of the Max Beerbohm room 21 April 1961. S.C.R."], undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

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1 box

1 letter (in third person) to Charles Grignion, undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

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1 box

Pen-and-ink drawing (heightened with white) of Anthony Trollope, undated 7" x 12.25", on illustration board, after the standing, full-length photograph of Trollope by Sarony of New York, undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Blackburne, John Ireland, 1817-1893, 1814-1815. 2 folders.
Scope and Contents

28 ALsS by the Lancashire politician John Ireland Blackburne to his father, John Blackburne (1783-1874), dated from 15 July 1814 to 11 August 1815, recording a European tour in 1814 and 1815, while he was traveling with his wife and young child, and visiting Paris, Secheron, Rome, Florence, Naples, and Palermo; together with a letter in French by a lady in waiting to the Queen of Sicily concerning an audience for Anne Blackburne, dated Naples, 25 February 1815. Was housed in a contemporary gilt-tooled green leather folder (see folder 2). AM 2015-1.

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2 folders

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1 box

3 letters 1870-1896: 1 to "My dear Alfred," 1 (in third person) to "Dr. Prior," 1 to Fred A. Jaques(?), 1870-1896. 1 folder.
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1 folder

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1 box

1 ms of the poem "I asked a thief...", undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

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1 box

2 letters undated 1 to "Dear Joseph" 1 to J. M. Venning; 1 letter to Dawson Turner (photostat)1842;2 pages of an incomplete, autograph manuscript, undated, 1842. 1 folder.
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1 folder

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1 box

1 letter to [W. Mitchell], 1815; "Song," written for the dinner of the admirers of Robert Burns, 1818 May 27, 1815. 1 folder.
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1 folder

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1 box

2 letters 1785-1794: 1 to Henry Dundas, 1 to unidentified person, 1785-1794. 1 folder.
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1 folder

1 letter to Euphemia Boswell, 1789. 1 folder.
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1 folder

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1 box

1 letter to "Rev. Sir", 1806. 1 folder.
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1 folder

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1 box

16 letters 1816-1837: 1 to H. Alpen, 1 to Samuel D. Knott, 1 to "Mr. Maurice," 5 to John Gough Nichols, 1 from John Gough Nichols, 1 to "Mr. Relfe", 1 to John Wilson, 1 to Mr. Urban, 4 to unidentified recipients, 1816-1837. 1 folder.
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1 folder

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2 manuscripts (undated-1826): rough draft of poem/letter, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

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1 box

1 letter ("Acton Bell") to Rev. David Thom, 1848. 1 folder.
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1 folder

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1 box

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1 box

8 letters to various and unidentified persons, 1847-1852. 1 folder.
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1 folder

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1 box

5 letters to Ellen Nussey, 1850-1854. 1 folder.
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1 folder

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1 box

5 letters to W. S. Williams, 1847-1849. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Manuscript: "Verses by Lord Charles Wellesley", 1830. 1 folder.
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1 folder

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1 box

Manuscript: "The Rising of the Angrians," (incomplete), undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

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1 box

1 letter to William Wood Wilkins, undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

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1 box

1 carte-de-viste photograph of Charlotte Brontë and 1 letter by Brown to "Dear Sir", 1877. 1 folder.
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1 folder

William Robertson Nicoll (1851-1923) Correspondence with J. Ratcliffe and J. Joplin Regarding the Brontë Family, 1881-1882. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Includes two letters by J. Ratcliffe and J. Joplin, family members of Martha Brown (1828-1880), to journalist William Robertson Nicoll (1851-1923) and one letter from William Robertson Nicoll. Letters contain information about personal mementos of the Brontë family in response to Nicoll's inquiries asking Ratcliffe and Joplin for items owned by members of the Brontë family in order to compile a work called The Victorian Era in English Literature.

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1 folder

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1 box

4 letters to unidentified persons, 1845-1861, 1 letter to Charles Bunch, undated 1 letter, unaddressed, 1845, 1845-1861. 1 folder.
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1 folder

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1 letter to "Mr. Phillips", undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

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1 box

1 letter to Thomas Knyvett, undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

1 letter to John Evelyn, 1659. 1 folder.
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1 folder

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1 box

26 letters by William Allingham 1853-1889: 8 to Robert and Elizabeth Barrett Browning; 18 to Robert Browning, 1853-1889. 1 folder.
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1 folder

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1 box

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1 box

2 letters to William Allingham, 1859-1860. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

(1 includes a letter by Robert Browning)

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1 folder

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1 box

9 letters to R. H. Horne, 1839-1846. 1 folder.
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1 folder

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1 box

5 letters, 1842-1853. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

1 to "Mrs. Stewart" (includes letter by Robert Browning); 1 to "Mrs. Holdieh"(?); 1 to "My dear Sir"; 1 to "The Editors of Arcturus", 1842 July 20 Photostat copy of letter to W. Carlyle, 1844 newspaper clipping about E. Browning.

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1 folder

Manuscripts "A False Step" (1 p.) and "A Suliot boy to the [?]" (2 pp.), undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

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1 box

"Written in the anguish of bidding farewell to my beloved Bro.", undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

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1 box

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1 box

3 manuscripts: "Rosny" (1 p.), 1888 and "Kentish Sir Byng" (2 p.), undated 1 letter containing Browning's partial translation of a Pindaric ode..., 1883, 1888. 1 folder.
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1 folder

7 letters 1834-1872, including one draft in Latin to the Chancellor of Oxford University on receiving his honorary degree in 1867, 1834-1872. 1 folder.
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1 folder

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1 box

9 letters 1863-1885: 3 to George Jacob Holyoake, 1 to Browning from Holyoake, 3 to Edith Story, 1 to James T. Fields, and 1 to "Mr. Sanford", 1863-1885. 1 folder.
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1 folder

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1 box

13 letters to William Allingham, 1851-1888. 1 folder.
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1 folder

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1 box

13 letters, circa 1842-1887. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

1 to Mr. [Lawrence] Barrett; 1 to Isa [Blagden], 1 to H. F. Chorley; 1 to Mr. Enoch, 2 to R. H. Horne; 1 to Mr. [John] Kenyon; 1 to Mr. and Mrs. W. W. Story (with letter by Harriet Hosmer, copied by Browning); 1 to Thomas Powell; 2 to George Barnett Smith; 1 to Bayard Taylor; 1 to Alfred Tennyson

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1 folder

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1 box

11 letters, 1860-1887. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

: 1 (note) to Alfred Domett, 2 to "Mrs. Jameson," 1 to "Lady Lyell," 1 to "Mr. MacColl," 1 to J. Fitz Gerald Molloy, 1 to "Mr. Payne" (with photograph of Browning), 1 to "Mr. Pfeiffer," 1 to Walter Rowland, 1 to "Reuben," 1 to "Louisa & Sarah"

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1 folder

Miscellaneous, dates not examined. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Includes 1 carte-de-visite photograph of Browning.

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1 folder

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1 box

Letters, 1822-1928. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

1 to unidentified person; 1 (draft) to Abraham Lincoln, on back of which is an unrelated autograph poem beginning "Oh Bird of joyous summer"; 1 letter to Mrs. Sigaioney and photostat of the same,1864; letter to Robert Osbourne from Harold Godwin, a grandson of Bryant,1928; 1 letter, to the Century Club seconding application for membership of Prof. Elvin Waller, March 27,1877; 1 letter to the "Office of the Evening Post", March 18, 1870.

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1 folder

1 manuscript of verse, "Robert of Lincoln," 8 stanzas, undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

1 manuscript of an unpublished poem "Musings", 2 pp. 1820-1821 1 albumin print of Bryant, 14.2 x 9.7 cm.; 1 steel engraving of Bryant, engraved by S. Hollyer Outtenburg, N.J.; 1 photograph of Bryant and Peter Cooper, autographed by Bryant and Cooper, and dated 1875 December 31 by Laurence Hutton, 1820-1821. 1 folder.
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1 folder

1 manuscript, "Thanatopsis," 10 lines, 1851 August 13. 1 folder.
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1 folder

1 manuscript, "Thanatopsis," 9 lines, 1865 September 19. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Bulstrode, Whitelocke (1650-1724), Letter to Richard Bulstrode, 1724 November 16. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Autograph letter (1 page, 22 lines of text) from Whitelocke Bulstrode (1650-1724), an alchemist, religious writer, Whig lawyer and administrator, and anti-Jacobite author under the pseudonym "Philalethes," in London, to his son in Littleton, Middlesex.

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1 folder

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1 box

3 manuscripts of verse: "Farewell address by Mrs. Jordan. Richmond Theatre -- written by W. H. Bunbury Esqr," (copy by William Smith), undated 2 pp.; "Epilogue spoken by Mrs. Jordan after the play of The Humorous Lieutenant ... for her benefit at Drury Lane Theatre 1795 by H. W. Bunbury Esqr," 3 pp.; "Lines written by Mr. Smith on his late friend H. W. Bunbury Esqr," (in Smith's hand), undated 1 p., undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

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1 box

2 letters 1789-1793: 1 to "Mrs. Dickenson," 1 to Dr. Charles Burney, 1789-1793. 1 folder.
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1 folder

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1 box

1 manuscript of verse: "A Scots Love Song - June, Banks o' Banna" and "A new Song - From an old story," addressed to William Stewart, 3 pp., undated 1 document: leaf from autograph record book kept by Burns while employed as exciseman in Dumfries in the early 1790s, with Excise office handstamps, and with notes of authentication by Robert Burns, Jr., and John Syme, 2 pp., undated, undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Autograph letter to Dr. John Moore, 1787. 1 folder.
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1 folder

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1 box

4 letters 1787-1790: 2 to William Nicol, 1 to "Capt'n Miller,"1 to an unidentified person, 1787-1790. 1 folder.
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1 folder

"The Collier's Dochter...,"(draft), 8 lines on page with drafts of 3 other Burns poems; text not in Kinsley, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

"Holy Willie's Prayer", dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

["Killicrankie"] (draft), 8 lines on page with drafts of 3 other Burns poems; text in Kinsley no. 313 has "lad" for "lass" in lines 1-3, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

"My bony Mary" (draft), 8 lines on page with drafts of 3 other Burns poems; Kinsley no. 242, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Draft of poem beginning "When heavy & slow the dark days of Sorrow & care," 6 lines on page with drafts of 3 other Burns poems; text not in Kinsley, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

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1 box

5 letters 1888-1900: 2 to Richard Garnett, 1 to "Mr. Danvers," 1 to "Jones," 1 to "Dear Robertson", 1888-1900. 1 folder.
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Byron, Anne Isabella Milbanke Byron, Baroness, 1792-1860, Letter to "Emily", mid 19th century. 1 folder.
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Four-page letter regarding family matters.

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8 letters 1809-1824: 1 to Sir John Bowring, 1 to Robert Charles Dallas, 1 to John Galt, 1 to John Cam Hobhouse, 3 to Leigh Hunt, 1 to John Murray, 1809-1824. 1 folder.
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8 letters (1801-1824) to various people, including "Cousin" (Master G. Byron), "Ned," and "Signora Grahame", dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 letter by Pietro Gamba mentioning Gambelli and Byron, 1 bank draft document to "Mr. Dolman", dates not examined. 1 folder.
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14 letters (1808-1823) to various people, including 4 to John Murray, 1 to Robert Charles Dallas, and 1 (forgery) to Sir G. Webster, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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3 letters (1811-1824) to Byron: 1 by Leigh Hunt, 1 by Leicester Stanhope, 1 by Gambelli(?), dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 letter to E. Church, 1829. 1 folder.
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3 manuscripts of verse undated draft of lines for "The Giaour," lines 1196-7, 1127-30, and 893-8; "If sometimes in the haunts of men...," 5 stanzas; "What am I better than my Sire?...", undated. 1 folder.
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2 letters 1813-1823: 1 to Sir Charles James Napier and 1 to "My dear Webster", 1813-1823. 1 folder.
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1 document: note for #50 to Joseph Manton, 1813. 1 folder.
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Incomplete manuscript draft (2 p.) together with another sheet (1 p.), perhaps from the same work, undated. 1 folder.
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Manuscript of 7 stanzas of verse (1 leaf, 3 pp.) together with poems dated Mediterranean, 1809 (1 leaf) and Athens, 1809, 1809. 1 folder.
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1 Byron wax seal and letter scraps; autograph manuscript poem, "On the death of Lord Byron," 22 lines, by M. H. L. Chaplain to the Duke of Cambridge, undated 1 p.; 1 molded portrait of Lord Byron, circa 1830, circa 1830. 1 folder.
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2 playbills for Byron's tragedy, Marino Faliero, dated 1821 April 25 (premiere) and 1821 May 2, 1821 April 25. 1 folder.
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32 letters 1801-1837: 1 to I. Bowing; 1 to James Currie; 1 to H.M. Dyer; 1 to Thomas Hill Esq; 3 to Alexander Ireland; 1 to J. Millar; 1 to Robert Montgomery, 1 to Edward Moxon; 7 to John Richardson; 1 to W. Smith; 1 to William Sotheby, and 14 to various others, 1801-1837. 1 folder.
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manuscript of poem, "Naval Ode" that begins "Ye Mariners of England...," 1 page, 1839. 1 folder.
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manuscript of poem, "Song" that begins "When Napoleon was flying," 1 page, undated, addressed to Messrs. Bentley, Printers, undated. 1 folder.
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manuscript of poem, "Lines to Mrs. Charles Denham" 1832, addressed to Messrs. Bentley, Printers, 1832. 1 folder.
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5 letters: 1 to Robert Browning, 1841 1 letter to John Chapman, 1847; 1 to J. R. Thompson, 1846; 1 to Prof. Wilson, 1829, with typed copy; 1 to unnkown recipient, 1865; signed page authorizing payment, 1856, 1841. 1 folder.
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1 letter to "Miss Highmore," 1751 1 letter to Samuel Richardson, 1758, 1751. 1 folder.
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Carter, Mary - manuscript????, undated. 1 folder.
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manuscript of a 3-line Latin exhortation against book thieves, 1 p., undated. 1 folder.
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1 letter to Benjamin West, 1913. 1 folder.
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3 letters circa 1725-1763 1 to [Mrs. Henrietta Howard, Countess of Suffolk?], 1 (in French) to "Monsieur," 1 to unidentified person, circa 1725-1763. 1 folder.
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8 letters 1739-1741: 1 to "Dear Boy," 1 to "My Lord," 5 to unidentified persons, 1 to Carew Hunt by Bonamy Dobree about Chesterfield, 1934, 1739-1741. 1 folder.
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1 letter to Lady Kildare, 1713. 1 folder.
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1 letter to [Samuel Richardson], 1754. 1 folder.
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1 letter (incomplete) to [Mary Shelley], 1845. 1 folder.
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1 letter to Henry T. Ryde (with "The Gipsey Song" poem), 1827 1 letter to John Taylor, 1830, 1827. 1 folder.
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1 letter to "My dear Enthusiast and Father-in-love," and postscript to "Mrs. Balmacas(?),"1857, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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manuscript of verse, "American Independence," 1 p., undated. 1 folder.
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3 letters by Thomas Sackville, 1603. 1 folder.
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9 letters 1806-1863: 1 to Charles Aders (includes poem), 1 to Washington Allston, 1 to J. H. Frere, 1 to Rev. T. Methuen, [James Perry], 1 to J. Pettigrew, and 1 to unidentified person, 1 letter to an unidentified person concerning a manuscript which had been submitted for his opinion, circa 1826, 1 letter to "Dear Madam", circa 1817, 1 letter to a publisher, circa 1818, 1806-1863. 1 folder.
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2 manuscripts of verse 1833: "Love's Apparition and Evanishment, an Allegoric Romance," 2 pp., and another copy written in Coleridge's letter to Aders, 1833. 1 folder.
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12 letters 1801-1834: 1 to Mrs. Aders, 1 to Miss Belham, 2 to James Gellman (1 includes verses), 1 to Greenough, 1 to Thomas Hurst, 2 to Mr. Mudford, 1 to Mr. Ridout, 1 to F. Wrangham, 1 (fragment) to "My dear Henry," 1 ticket (small card), 1801-1834. 1 folder.
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2 manuscripts of verse, "Maid of my love! sweet Genevieve!" sonnet and "God's Omnipresence, a Hymn," 1814 1 document, 1 p., 1805 1 autograph manuscript copy of Coleridge's "Inscription for a Fountain on a Heath," copied by William Cullen Bryant on 1860 November 1, 1814. 1 folder.
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4 letters 1860-1875: 1 to Nugent Robinson, 1 to Sampson & Low, and 2 to Anthony Trollope, 1860-1875. 1 folder.
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Manuscript of short story, 19 leaves, circa 1875. 1 folder.
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1 letter to Henry Temple, Second Viscount Palmerston, 1785. 1 folder.
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Manuscript of verse, "Answer from the Hon:ble J. Townshend on Board the Courageux to his Friend the Hon:ble J. C. Fox Partridge-Shooting," attributed to Combe, 6 pp., circa 1780. 1 folder.
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[see: Tickell, Richard, 1551-1793 folder for the related poem by Tickell]

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1 document, 1720 2 letters (1769-1770) to Rev. Dr. W. Percy, 1720. 1 folder.
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5 letters 1915-1925: 1 letter to Richard Garnett, [1920], 1 letter to Mr. Robertson, 1915, with an accompanying letter by Richard Curle, 1 letter to "Dearest Dick", [1925]; 1 typed and signed letter from Conrad to Ford with holograph additions by Conrad; 1 holograph cover sheet labeled "Joseph Conrad, A Personal Reminiscence, Frontispiece, Letter J. S. C., 18 Nov.'23" with a holograph note by Ford Madox Ford describing the letter and the reason for selling it., 1915-1925. 1 folder.
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manuscript of verse, "Somewhere the seed must spring...," 1 p., 1904. 1 folder.
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6 letters 1826-1848: 1 letter to an unidentified person, undated 1 to "Dear Fagan" (his publisher), 1848; 2 letters to Lady Dowry from Cooper's secretary announcing his inability to attend, undated 1 letter, not signed and undated to "Mr. Editor"; 1 letter in French, to "M. le Préfét du department du Rhone", Sept. 26, 1826, 1826-1848. 1 folder.
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1 leaf of a manuscript of "Waterwitch", vol. 1, chapter I; 2 checks singed by Cooper to Harry Marvin, on Ostego County Bank, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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6 letters 1892-1918: 1 letter to "Fraulein Hummel," 1894; 1 letter to Lady Francis Balfour, 1910; 2 letters to Sir Charles Hall, 1892, 1893; 1 letter to Messrs. Dodd, Mead & Co., 1906, with typed transcript; 1 letter to Sheffrington, 1896, 1892-1918. 1 folder.
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2 letters to David Garnett, 1955. 1 folder.
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1 letter to "Monsieur Chevalier Browne", 1645. 1 folder.
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1 letter to unidentified person, 1656. 1 folder.
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1 letter to [Richard] Phillips, 1801. 1 folder.
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5 letters 1783-1793: 2 to R[ichard] Phillips, one (1793) of which is cited in a 1835 letter by Robert Southey to "Dear Sir"; 1 to "My dear friend"; 1 (fragment) to unidentified person; 1 letter to Lady Hesketh with a draft of his translation of the Iliad on verso. (This is a draft of the letter of May 30, 1796 which was printed by Ryskamp and King, IV p. 459.), 1783-1793. 1 folder.
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Manuscript of poem, "On the Queen's nocturnal visit to London, 1789 March 17" 1 leaf, 1789, 1789 March 17. 1 folder.
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4 letters 1805-1818: 1 letter to Mr. Colburn, Aug. 3, 1817; 1 to Lackington & Co. Booksellers; 1 to [Henry-Richard Fox]; 1 to Mary Leadbetter, 1805-1818. 1 folder.
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1 manuscript of a sermon, "6 Gallations 7 Verse," 18 pp., 1827. 1 folder.
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13 letters 1788-1831:1 note (in third person) to "Mr. J. Ball"; 4 to his son; 3 to Mr. [James] Dodsley and 1 note from Dodsley to Crabbe; 1 to Edmund Cartwright; 1 to "My dear George"; 1 to "My Lord"; 1 to "Dear Sir", 1788-1831. 1 folder.
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2 manuscripts of verse: "[Union]" and "[Revival]," 2 poems on 1 leaf, undated fragments in Crabbe's hand, 34 pp., various sizes, undated. 1 folder.
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1 letter to F. H. Lister, 1837. 1 folder.
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1 letter to "My dear Brooke", 1883. 1 folder.
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2 letters: 1 to Dewitt Miller, 1896; 1 to E. Leslie Gililams, undated, 1896. 1 folder.
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8 letters: 6 to John E. Reid and W.M. Collee, 1894-1908; 1 to "Mr. Reynolds," 1903; 1 to unknown recipient, 1888, 1894-1908. 1 folder.
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2 letters: 1 to to David Garrick, undated; 1 to Tpwnshend, undated, undated. 1 folder.
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5 letters 1855-1884: 1 letter to Charles Gilpin, 1865; 1 letter to Mr. Jos. N. Girard, June 13, 1855; 3 letters to Edward L. Pierce, 1875, 1881, and 1884; 1 note signed, admission ticket to Edward L. Pierce, April 19, 1875, 1855-1884. 1 folder.
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1 letter to [Charles Spencer?], 1708 1 document?, 1707, 1708. 1 folder.
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Autograph letter: to Edward Owen, 1705. 1 folder.
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19 letters 1932-1953: 2 letters (1951-1953) to Sydney Cockerell; 4 letters to Anna Robeson Burr, 1935-1938; 6 letters to Miss Julian Orde commenting on her poetry, April 29, 1944 to Sept. 3, 1945; 7 letters to Miss Winkworth, 1932, 1932-1953. 1 folder.
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30 letters (1919-1944) to Thomas Moult; 9 TLsS (one secretarial with the signature clipped away), 7 AlsS and 2 ACsS. A friendly series of literary correspondence addressed to Marjorie Lyon, 1945-1954. 1 folder.
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"Christina Rossetti," 6 stanzas, 1 p., 1905. 1 folder.
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"Winter," 2 stanzas, 1 p., 1913. 1 folder.
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"The Visitor," p.64 of an anthology, undated. 1 folder.
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"Twice Lovely," p.82 of an anthology, undated. 1 folder.
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9 letters 1823-1856: 4 to daughter Florence, 1 to daughter Emily, 1 to [William Tait], 1 (with corrected galley proofs) to [J. A. Hessey], 1 to unidentified person, 1 letter, unaddressed, 1853, includes an engraving of John Elwes, autograph manuscript, 2 pp, from "A Manchester Swedenborgian," first published in Tait's Magazine, Feb. 1837, as "A Literary Novitiate.", 1823-1856. 1 folder.
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Autograph letters 1821-1839: 1 to Robert Chambers, 1 to [John Taylor and J. A. Hessey], 2 to unidentified persons, 1821-1839. 1 folder.
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Autograph letter to John Taylor, 1821. 1 folder.
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1 letter to Richard Bagot, 1588. 1 folder.
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9 letters 1840-1862: 1 to Percival W. Bankes, 1 to "Miss Barrow," 1 to "Mr. Bennett"(?), 1 to "Rev. Beusher"(?), 2 to Lady [Marguerite Gardiner] Blessington, 1 to [Boyle], 1 to "Mr. Bradbury"(?), 1 to Henry Burnett, 1840-1862. 1 folder.
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12 letters 1836-1868 1 to Nahum Capen, 1 to "Mrs. Cattermole," 2 to Edward Chapman, 1 to Frederic Chapman, 1 to Chapman and Hall, 1 to William Clement, 1 to Thomas Cooper, 1 to George Craik, 1 to "Mr. Crewe" 1836 2 to George Cruikshank, 1836-1868. 1 folder.
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10 letters 1842-1865: 1 to "The Reverend The Dean of St. Sauls"(?), 1 to F. M. Evans, 3 to [Professor] C. C. Felton, 1 to "Dear Esther," 1 to "Miss Firth," 1 to Edward Fitzgerald, 1 to "Dear [Percy] Fitzgerald," 1 to "My Dear Fred"(?), 1842-1865. 1 folder.
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13 letters 1845-1867: 1 to Elizabeth Gaskell, 6 to The Rev. M. Gilson, 2 to Mrs. [Catherine] Gore (1 in third person), 1 to "Georgina" [Hogarth?], 1 to Doctor S. G. Howe 1867, 1 to William Howitt 1859, 1 to the Head Station Master, Charing Cross, 1845-1867. 1 folder.
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11 letters 1841-1865: 1 to William Jerden [1842],1 to Fanny Kemble, 1 to Ebenezer Landells, 1 to Mark [Lemon], 1 to "Miss Lewis," 1 to Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, 1 to Cornelius Mathews, 1 to "Dearest Mamie" (daughter?), 1 to John A. Overs, 1 to A.C. M. Parisot, 1 to Marguerite [Power], 1841-1865. 1 folder.
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7 letters 1840-1867 1 to lady John Russell, 2 to Clarkson Stanfield (1 co-signed by John Forster), 1 to Sir Thomas Noon Talfourd, 1 to William Makepeace Thackeray, 1 to Anthony Trollope, 1 to T. Adolphus Trollope, 1840-1867. 1 folder.
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4 letters (): 1 to "Mrs. Watson," 1 to W. H. Wills 1856 2 to Mrs. Henry Wood 1864-1866, 1856. 1 folder.
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2 letters about Dickens 1853-1912 1 by Georgina Hogarth to C. C. Felton, 1 by E. V. C. Boyle to Frank Redway; 1 undated fragment in Dickens' hand to an unidentified person, 1853-1912. 1 folder.
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"A Family Party" (invitation?), 1842. 1 folder.
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(Autograph) manuscript of leaf 70, 2 pp., 1836. 1 folder.
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Original manuscript minutes of the impromptu meeting held on board the Steamship Britannia to honor the captain, John Hewett, for bringing the passengers safely to port in Boston after a "more than ordinarily tempestuous passage," signed Charles Dickens, undated. 1 folder.
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1 letter to "Madam", 1899. 1 folder.
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first draft of a short poem on summer, beginning "Summer laid her simple hat ...," 8 lines on slip of paper, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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"March," beginning "We like March ...," 2 pp., #1213 in her complete poems (version of 1872), dates not examined. 1 folder.
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Autograph manuscript in six lines "How strange that Nature ...", dates not examined. 1 folder.
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["Arbutus"], beginning "Pink-small-and punctual ...," circa1875, 1 p., #1332 of her complete poems, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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"Dying! To be afraid of thee ...," circa1864, 2 pp., #831 of her complete poems, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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"The overtakelessness of those ...," undated 2 pp., #1691 of her complete poems, undated. 1 folder.
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"To this World she returned ...," 1864 2 pp., #830 of her complete, 1864. 1 folder.
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"So set its Sun in thee ..." (fair copy transcribed by Susan Dickinson), circa1864, 1 p., with unidentified fragment on verso, #808 of her complete poems, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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5 letters 1840-1882: 1 letter to "Dear Friend," 1 to [Thomas Wentworth Higginson]; 3 letters from Adele Allen, 1940 concerning Emily Dickinson; 1 autograph note from Dickinson to Mrs. Jonathan L. Jenkins, published in Thomas M. Johnson's The Letters of Emily Dickinson, vol. III, 1958 p. 767; newspaper clipping "Around Amherst", 1840-1882. 1 folder.
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1 letter to [Edinburgh publisher David Wilson], 1747. 1 folder.
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1 letter to "My dear Bell", 1882. 1 folder.
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prose, "One Word for the Country-Gentlemen or an Examination into the Consequences of the Enlarging of Farms," (in unknown hand), 12 pp., in paper wrappers, with "Printed for the Public, and delivered by Mr. Dodsey" written on the cover, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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poem, "Meditation on a good friday rydinge from London into ye west countrey" (copy in hand of Sir Nathaniel Rich of Donne's poem "Good Friday, 1613 Riding Westward"), 1 p., undated; 2 photographs of a portrait of Donne and 1 clipping concerning the portrait, undated, 1613. 1 folder.
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poetry, "Halcedama," AMsS, 2 pp., dated May 20, 1917, 1917. 1 folder.
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Letters and manuscript: 6 letters 1927-1941 2 letters and 1 card to Edward Hutton; 2 letters to his son, Robin Douglas, sent from Florence, 1929, 1930 with transcripts; 1 letter to Elmer Adler, 1931 August 17 with a typescript of "Summer Islands", 56 pp., 1930 which also includes 8 photographs, and a cover letter to return to Douglas, 1927-1941. 1 folder.
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4 letters 1920-1929 1 to "My dear Appleton," 1 to unidentified person, 1 card to Hesketh Pearson; 1 letter to Mrs. Huddart, 1920 July 6 typed copy of a postcard to Sutton Esq. concerning war bonds, undated, 1920-1929. 1 folder.
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3 letters undated 1 to Matthew James Higgins, 1 to unidentified person (engraver); 1 letter to Tom Taylor illustrated with an original pen and ink drawing of himself at the Royal Academy waiting for Taylor, undated. 1 folder.
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Autograph letter to Sir Robert Long, 1666. 1 folder.
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verse, "Prologue written by Lady Dufferin for the Amateur Theatricals at Lord Cowley's spoken by Mr. Henry Greville & Mr. Charles Sheridan," 2 pp., undated with a copy of the printed program, undated. 1 folder.
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1 letter to unidentified person, 1809. 1 folder.
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9 letters 1814-1837: 1 to "Captain Beaufort," 1 to Major Edgeworth (cousin), 1 to Charles Fox, 2 to booksellers, 1 (in third person) to the "Editor of Friendship's Offering"; 1 letter to Archibald Constable, August 13, 1823; 1 letter to Mrs. Andrews Norton, 1837 December 1 with transcripts of the same; 1 letter to Mrs. Joseph Wedgwood, 1814 January 1 5 pp., 1814-1837. 1 folder.
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Includes an unpublished letter by Eliot to Alfred Austin, as well as correspondence between Kathleen Adams, secretary of the George Eliot Fellowship, and H. W. Woodward, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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2 letters: 1 by "Marian E. Lewes" (Eliot) about the success of Adam Bede, 1829; 1 to "Dear Madam", 1864, 1829. 1 folder.
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J. B. Payne meets George Eliot and her husband, 1869. 1 folder.
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Notes on meeting George Eliot and her husband at their home on Wednesday, 17 February 1869: autograph manuscript, 5 leaves (5 pages of text), signed by J. B. Payne

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8 letters 1922-1947: 6 letters to Leonard Woolf, 1 letter to Richard J[ennings], 1 letter to R. J. Schoek, 1922-1947. 1 folder.
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Correspondence 1947-1956: 18 letters (1897-1956) to Elizabeth Jungmann (Max Beerbohm's second wife); 1 postcard from the Eliots to Lady Beerbohm; 4 letters and one color lithograph Christmas card, by Barnett Freedman, from Eliot to Miss Elizabeth Horton, Dec. 7, 1948 - March 20, 1950; 1 letter to Mrs. Violet Schiff, 1 telegram to "Thompson," 1 canceled check from Jungmann to Eliot, 1947-1956. 1 folder.
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1 document, 1562. 1 folder.
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12 letters 1839-1872: 1 letter to Mrs. Arnold, 1856; 1 letter to "My dear Blake", with transcription, Aug. 26, 1852; 1 letter to Titus Coan, 21 May, 1876; 1 letter to Mr. Dickinson, 1856; 1 letter to Wendell Phillips, Sept. 23, 1866; 1 letter to George B. Sherman, 1835; 1 letter to the editor Mr. Underwood referring to his essay Books, with typescript of the same; 3 letter to Charles Stearns Wheeler, March-June 1829;1 letter from Fanny Ripley to Mrs. Chapin, transmitting a copy of Emerson's "Letters & Social Aims," [1876]; Photocopy of letter to S. P. Chase, Secretary of the Treasury, 1863, on behalf of Walt Whitman; 1 letter, unaddressed, 1867, 1839-1872. 1 folder.
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2 manuscripts: "English Traits," 1 p., circa 1862 and "Hymn", a poem, 2 pp. 2 postcards, one of a portrait of Emerson, and one of his home in Massachusetts; photographs, lithographs, steel engravings, and portraits of Emerson; miscellaneous papers, correspondence, and magazine clippings about Emerson, 1904 heavily corrected page proofs of Emerson's "Essay on Character," with a holograph page insert and an autograph note signed to the printer, circa 1862. 1 folder.
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3 letters: 1 (draft) to Samuel Pepys, 1 to unidentified person,1 by Sir William Coventry, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 letter to Samuel Pepys, 1694. 1 folder.
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1 manuscript of poem. 2 pp., undated. 1 folder.
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1 letter to "Honest Jacke" [John Heath], 1640. 1 folder.
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1 letter to John Nourse, 1738. 1 folder.
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1 document: affadavit, 1725. 1 folder.
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1 manuscript: "Sanctuary," 1 p., circa 1745. 1 folder.
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2 letters (1758-1759) to Samuel Richardson, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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Correspondence I - 7 letters (1873-1883) to "Miss Biddell", dates not examined. 1 folder.
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Correspondence II - 15 letters 1835-1883: 1 to Mr. Brooke,1 to "Mrs. Brown," 1 to Ellen C., 1 to Mr. Crabbe, 1 to Mr. Groome[?], 1 to Prof. C.E. Norton, 1 to Mr. Polarich[?], 1 to Mr. S. Rice, 2 to Smith & Elder, 1 to Mr. Spalding, 1 to W. M. Thackeray, 1 to Miss Valentin [?]," and 1 by W. Aldis Wright to George Crabbe III about Fitzgerald's death, 1 to an unidentified friend, 1835-1883. 1 folder.
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Correspondence III - 8 letters to "Posh" (Joseph Fletcher) and a picture of Fletcher, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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Miscellaneous - photograph of Fitzgerald's boat, transcribed copies of 4 letters, bookplate of Fitzgerald, "A Friend of Fitzgerald" (sheets torn from Shandygaff), sheets from "Edward Fitzgerald's Letters' by Canon Ainger; other items, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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manuscript/small, bound notebook: "A Booke of English and Latin verses of sondry subiects" (includes one page of classical Greek at the end), 1649. 1 folder.
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manuscript: "Love's Gambol, or, The Lad of Spirit," 5-act drama, Ms (in unknown hand), 90 leaves total (numbered 1-13, 1-17, 1-20, 1-17, 1-23), circa 1800. 1 folder.
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2 letters (1951) to "Bill"; 1 letter (1939) and 1 postcard (1962) to David Garnett ["Bunny"]; 1 photograph of (from left) W. J. H. Sprott, Gerald Heard, Forster, and Lytton Strachey, sitting at an outdoor table, inscribed on back to "Bunny, with love and best wishes for Xmas from Morgan", 1939. 1 folder.
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Autograph letters, manuscripts, and photographs, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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3 letters (1941-1942) to "Mr. Connolly"; 6 pages from an unidentified piece, probably a review, 1 photograph of Forster, undated 1 photograph of Forster by William Plomer, undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

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1 box

Correspondence I (A-H): 3 by Arthur H. D. Acland, 2 by Alfred Ainger, 1 by Percy S. Allen, 2 by William T. Arnold, 1 by W. H. Asquith, 2 by John Bailey, 2 by Ernest Barker, 2 by T. A. Barnett, 4 by Lawrence Binyon, 2 by Herbert Blakiston, 2 by John Bradbury, 7 by A. C. Bradley, 1 by James Bryce, 1 by Geoffrey Butler, 1 by Archibald Campbell, 2 by Charles Cannan, 1 by Reginald Coupland, 1 by A. T. Quiller Couch, 2 by Henry Craik, 1 by Arthur S. Cripps, 5 by H. G. Dakyns, 2 by Walter de la Mare, 5 by Aubrey de Vere, 1 by Stephen de Vere, 1 by Samuel Dill, 2 by Austin Dobson, 1 by Oliver Elton, 1 by Julia Gaskell, 2 by M. E. Gaskell, 1 by Charles Gore, 1 by William Hardie, 2 by C. Reggie S. Harris, 13 by Gordon Hewart, 2 by A. V. Houghton, and 1 by Ralph E. C. Houghton, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Correspondence II (L-W, Unknown): 1 by W. R. Lamb, 1 by Albert Liverpool, 6 by J. W. Mackail, 1 by John Masefield, 1 by David Masson, 1 by Wilfrid Meynell, 2 by C. E. Montague, 1 by T. Sturge Moore, 1 by T. W. Newman, 1 by Reginald Palgrave, 3 by Alfred V. Paton, 1 by John Percival, 2 by Louis C. Purser, 1 by Walter Raleigh, 4 by Bruce L. Richmond, 5 by R. W. [Robert?], 1 by [?] Robertson, 1 by J. Rowley, 1 by M. E. Sadler, 1 by George Sampson, 1 by Charles P. Scott, 2 by Herbert Sidebotham, 1 by John H. Skrine, 1 by [?] Smith, 1 by Arthur L. Smith, 1 by George Smith, 1 by Leslie Stephen, 1 by J. Stone, 1 by Henry D. Traill, 1 by Larisa Fulham Todd, 2 by William W. Vaughan, 2 by Glesson White, 3 by Herbert Warren, 1 by W. Wetz, 1 by J. R. Williams, 1 by J. Wilson, and 11 Unknown, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

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1 box

Autograph letter to Dr. Price: 1 letter, 1784. 1 folder.
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1 folder

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1 box

2 letters: 1 to his printer, 1 to the publisher of the Scottish Guardian, 1837. 1 folder.
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1 folder

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1 box

six-line epigram of verse, 2 pp., undated marriage agreement, drawn up by Garrick on behalf of R. B. Sheridan, stating the conditions on which Sheridan will marry Elizabeth Ann Linley, 1773, 1773. 1 folder.
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1 folder

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1 box

4 letters 1854-1861 1 to [Mr. Chapman], 1 to "Miss Kay," 1 to "Mrs. Spencer"(?), and 1 to "Dear Sir", 1854-1861. 1 folder.
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1 folder

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1 box

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1 box

1 letter to Nicholas Dennis, 1705 assignment to Jacob Tonson of rights and title to Gay's "Mock Pastorals," 1713, 1705. 1 folder.
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1 folder

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1 box

1 letter (in French) to "Monsieur Levade", 1789. 1 folder.
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1 folder

[1 letter (in third person) to [Mrs. Holroyd], 1783 - MISSING?], 1783. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Autograph letters: 1 to [John Pinkerton], 1793 1 (in third person) to unidentified person, 1783, 1793. 1 folder.
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1 folder

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1 box

1 letter to John Evelyn, circa 1687 and 1 letter on second page of Gibbons' letter by Evelyn, circa 1687, circa 1687. 1 folder.
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1 folder

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1 box

1 letter to "Miss Parson" regarding the opening night of The Pirates of Penzance, 1879 and 1 letter to unidentified person, 1887, 1879. 1 folder.
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1 folder

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1 box

Autograph letters (1803-1809): One to Charles Burney (1757–1817), and one to an unidentified person, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

1 memorandum of agreement for Mandeville, 1816 1 promissory note, 1817, 1816. 1 folder.
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1 folder

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1 box

Autograph letters: 1 to "Mr. Nourse" [John Nourse], 1774 1 fragment to unidentified person, circa 1753, 1774. 1 folder.
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1 folder

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1 box

1 letter to "Mr. Webster," undated 1 partial letter, "My Patron Cardinal d'Amboise," undated; 1 ANS to Edward Moxon, undated 1 manuscript of "Lamentation of the last dandy of the season in Hyde Park. July 31st, 1841 a parody," 3 pp., 1841; and miscellaneous papers, 1841. 1 folder.
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1 folder

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1 box

Correspondence I: 8 letters (1897-1919) to Max Beerbohm, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

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1 box

1 note to unidentified person, undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

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1 box

1 receipt, to Robert Dodsley, 1780. 1 folder.
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1 folder

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1 box

1 letter to William Robinson, 1763 1 letter to Rev. James Brown, 1767, 1763. 1 folder.
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1 folder

The Colour of Plants: manuscript, 1 leaf, 4 pp., circa 1760. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Ode: manuscript of an ode for music performed at the installation of the Duke of Grafton as Chancellor of the University of Cambridge in 17691 leaf, 4 pp., 1769. 1 folder.
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1 folder

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1 box

6 autograph letters to Richard Bagot, circa 1588-1592. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Grinfield, Thomas, Letter to Thomas De Quincey, 1847 February 4. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Signed autograph letter (7 pages), partly in verse, from Bristol clergyman, poet, and hymnist Thomas Grinfield at Clifton (near Bristol) to his former Winkfield classmate Thomas De Quincey praising the publication of De Quincey's article on Landor in Tait's Magazine.

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1 folder

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1 box

1 letter to John Carne, 1832. 1 folder.
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1 folder

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1 box

1 letter to "Revd Sir", 1738. 1 folder.
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1 folder

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1 box

1 letter to unidentified person, undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Arrangement

Letters are arranged in chronological order.

Scope and Contents

These very personal letters from Florence to her close friend span a lengthy period and document pivotal events in Hardy's life, specifically those relating to her relationship with Thomas Hardy. These include the death of Thomas Hardy's first wife, Emma; Florence's marriage to Thomas in 1914; and Thomas' death in 1928.

Many of the letters concern Florence and her husband's personal lives as well as Thomas Hardy's writings and professional endeavors. Some also include discussion of current events, specifically World War I, due to the death of Thomas' cousin whom he had selected as his heir. A few photo postcards are also included, such as one that depicts Florence, Thomas, the Pococks, and other friends enjoying a picnic (May 7, 1918).

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5 boxes

Letters to Constance Innes Pocock, 1911. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Letters to Constance Innes Pocock, 1912. 3 folders.
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3 folders

Letters to Constance Innes Pocock, circa 1912. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Letters to Constance Innes Pocock, 1913. 2 folders.
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2 folders

Letters to Constance Innes Pocock, 1913. 2 folders.
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2 folders

Letters to Constance Innes Pocock, circa 1913. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Letters to Constance Innes Pocock, 1914. 2 folders.
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2 folders

Letters to Constance Innes Pocock, circa 1914. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Letters to Constance Innes Pocock, 1915. 2 folders.
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2 folders

Letters to Constance Innes Pocock, 1916. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Letters to Constance Innes Pocock, circa 1916. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Letters to Constance Innes Pocock, 1917. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Letters to Constance Innes Pocock, circa 1917. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Letters to Constance Innes Pocock, 1918. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Letters to Constance Innes Pocock, circa 1918. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Letters to Constance Innes Pocock, 1919 June-December. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Letters to Constance Innes Pocock, 1920. 2 folders.
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2 folders

Letters to Constance Innes Pocock, circa 1920. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Letters to Constance Innes Pocock, 1921. 2 folders.
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2 folders

Letters to Constance Innes Pocock, 1922. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Letters to Constance Innes Pocock, 1923 January-September. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Letters to Constance Innes Pocock, 1924. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Letters to Constance Innes Pocock, 1925. 2 folders.
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2 folders

Letters to Constance Innes Pocock, 1926 July-September. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Letters to Constance Innes Pocock, 1927. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Letters to Constance Innes Pocock, 1928. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Letters to Constance Innes Pocock, 1929. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Letters to Constance Innes Pocock, 1930. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Letters to Constance Innes Pocock, 1931. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Letters to Constance Innes Pocock, 1932-1933 January. 1 folder.
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1 folder

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1 box

15 letters (1891-1918) and 1 document: 1 to Edmund Gosse, 1 to William Heinemann, 2 to P. Morley Horder, 1 to "M. Davray," 1 to "My dear Levinson", 1 to "Mr. Perkins," 1 to J. S. Udal, 1 to "Professor Windle," 5 to unidentified persons; 1 letter by H. A. Martin to "Mrs. Pearce" about Hardy; 1 bill for typing service, 1895. 1 folder.
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1 folder

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1 box

17 letters 1871-1878: 1 to William Minto, 3 to Smith, Elder & Co., 1 to Mrs. [Genevieve] Smith, 1 to "Mr. Stephen," 11 to William Tinsley, 1871-1878. 1 folder.
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1 folder

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1 box

3 letters 1881-1892: 1 ALS to [Kegan] Paul, 2 to "Rev'd Mitchell", 1881-1892. 1 folder.
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1 folder

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1 box

4 letters (1908-1909) to Rev'd Cyril P. Wix, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

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1 box

5 letters (1896-1926) to Henry Arthur Jones, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

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1 box

7 letters (1892-1914) to John Lane, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

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1 box

3 letters (1897-1906) to the Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings (2 copies in wife Emma's hand), dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

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1 box

4 letters 1913-1916: 2 to F. A. Duneka, 1 to H. C. Duffin, 1 (carbon) by F. A. Duneka to Hardy, 1913-1916. 1 folder.
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1 folder

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1 box

5 letters 1920: 3 to Alfred Noyes, 2 (carbons) by Alfred Noyes, 1920. 1 folder.
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1 folder

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1 box

3 letters 1922-1927: 2 to John Lane by Florence Hardy, with lists; 1 card to "Dear Sir" by Edward Clodd, 1922-1927. 1 folder.
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1 folder

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1 box

3 letters (undated-1908) to "T. Pouncy", dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

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1 box

12 letters 1895-1915: 11 to Clement King Shorter; 1 to Mrs. (Emma) Hardy by Shorter, 1895-1915. 1 folder.
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1 folder

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1 box

7 letters (1901-1925) on the subject of the treatment of animals: 1 to Mr. Henry B. Amos, 2 to the Humanitarian League, 1 to Revd. S. Whittell Key, 1 to H. S. Salt, 1 to "Mrs. Haukey"?, 1 to "Mr. Pouncy", dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

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1 box

1 letter (1914) to Mrs. W. K. Clifford, with two 1915 photographs of Florence Hardy, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

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1 box

3 letters 1914-1940: 2 to Sydney Cockerell (1 draft), 1 by Cockerell, 1914-1940. 1 folder.
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1 folder

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1 box

11 letters 1912-1924: 10 to Sydney Cockerell, 1 to Mrs. Cockerell, 1912-1924. 1 folder.
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1 folder

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1 box

1 document and 24 letters (1870-1875) to Hardy: 21 by William Tinsley, 1 by W. Croft, 2 by the Wilts and Dorset Banking Company; 1 balance sheet for Desperate Remedies, 1871. 1 folder.
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1 folder

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1 box

23 letters (1911-1927) by Hardy: 13 letters to J. C. Squire; 6 to W. G. Lockett, 1 to "Mr. Colles," 1 to the Editor of the Daily Chronicle; 1 to Sydney Cockerell; 1 to unidentified person, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

2 letters (1927-1928) about Hardy: 1 by Sydney Cockerell to "Bliss" [Carman], 1 by Florence Hardy to Curtis Brown, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Letters to Samuel C. Chew, with related notes: 13 letters and cards by Hardy and his wife (Florence) to professor Samuel C. Chew, chiefly about his book on Hardy, together with Hardy's notes and corrections for a new edition of it., dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Letters to C. W. Saleeby: 32 letters and cards by Hardy and his wife (Florence) to C. W. Saleeby 1878-1940, doctor, eugenist and reformer, 1878-1940. 1 folder.
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1 folder

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1 box

autograph reworked proof of the poem "The Going of the Battery": 1 proof-page, mounted, with holograph revisions and additions, 1899. 1 folder.
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1 folder

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1 box

corrected galley proofs, 7 leaves, undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

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1 box

manuscript of the concluding three folios, nos. 11-13, of the serial version of Chapters X and XI of Tess of the D'Urbervilles, 3 pp., with several holograph revisions, 1891. 1 folder.
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1 folder

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1 box

1 letter to Doctor [William] Budd, 1859. 1 folder.
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1 folder

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1 box

4 letters 1894-1923: 3 to "Mr Barr," 1 to [Michael] Sadleir; 1 note with signature, 1894-1923. 1 folder.
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1 folder

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1 box

4 letters 1839-1849: 1 to John O'Sullivan; 1 (note) to Louise Hawthorne (one letter by Sophia A. Hawthorne); 1 letter to Edmund P. Whipple, and Photostat of the same, 1848; 1 letter to Charles Sumner, 1849, with transcript of the same, 1839-1849. 1 folder.
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1 folder

1 document signed to the Inspector of the Port, Custom House, Salem. Mass., 1848 March 20 1 document signed by Hawthorne, a voucher authorizing payment to consulate staff member, for payment of $616.43 dated 1857 December 31 autograph only on Hawthorne on a slip of paper, 1848 March 20. 1 folder.
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1 folder

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1 box

3 letters 1823-1838: 1 to James Elmer, 1 (contains sketch) to Winstanley (?), 1 to unidentified person, 1823-1838. 1 folder.
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1 folder

158 letters to Mary Russell Mitford (in 3 folders), undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

42 letters: 1817-1822 and misc., undated. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Also includes signed check for ^200 to Martha Hutchins; 3 letters to Mitford's father circa 1917-1920 fragment of a pen-and-ink sketch for Haydon's oil painting, "Christ's Entry into Jerusalem"; 1 undated letter from Haydon to Mary Mitford; 1 letter (fragment, postmarked 1823) to Haydon by Mary Russell Mitford (with added sketch by Haydon?)

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1 folder

53 letters, 1823-1825. 1 folder.
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1 folder

64 letters, 1826-1843. 1 folder.
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1 folder

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1 box

4 letters 1785-1817: 2 to Rev'd Mr. Johnston, 1 to "Mr. Cadell", 1 to "Hebe" [Mary Meyer], 1785-1817. 1 folder.
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1 folder

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1 box

3 letters 1816-1822: 1 to his printer, 1 to P. G. Patmore (lower half of page 1 in hand of Sarah Walker), 1 to Lord Cockburn by W. Hazlitt about his father, 1816-1822. 1 folder.
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1 folder

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1 box

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1 box

19 letters (1925-1926) to Paul Reynolds; 4 letters (1925) to Paul Reynolds about Henderson, undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

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1 box

1 letter to D. A. Munro, 1901. 1 folder.
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1 folder

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1 box

manuscript of verse, "Vile Song About the Treasury," 2 pp., with 3-page draft (published in Punch in 2/1961), undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

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1 box

manuscript of verse on the marriage of Lady Dorothy Hutton, 2 pp, circa 1835. 1 folder.
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1 folder

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1 box

1 letter to "Mr. Schoeck", 1939. 1 folder.
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1 folder

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1 box

1 letter to John Gardner, 1820. 1 folder.
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1 folder

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1 box

Miscellaneous related material, undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

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1 box

4 letters 1824-1834: 1 to James Gray (with pen-and-ink drawing of Hogg by A. Croqui), 1 to James Elliot (with manuscript of poem entitled "What is Man!", 1 p., 1829), 2 to unidentified persons, 1824-1834. 1 folder.
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1 folder

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1 box

9 letters 1842-1894: 1 letter to Rufus Griswold, 1842; 3 letters to "Dear Sir", 1863-4, 1867; 1 letter to Edward Pierce, 1880; 1 letter to Walter Basant and Walter Pollock, 1880; 1 letter to Mrs. Humphry Ward, 1894; 1 letter to "My Dear Warner", Sept. 13, 1894; 1 letter to an unidentified person, undated, 1842-1894. 1 folder.
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1 folder

1 photograph of Holmes Sr., taken at Harvard, 1829 1 autographed card, 1878 2 letters of Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.--1 letter to Lord Justice James, 1878 1 letter to William H. Fry, 1906 1 cabinet card photograph of Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr., 1829. 1 folder.
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1 folder

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1 box

Small Collection, circa 1827-1844. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

A group of eight autograph letters signed (to various correspondents); two autograph manuscripts ("The Water-Nymph" and "Literary Reminiscences, No.1"); a fragment of an autograph letter signed; five engraved portraits; and an ephemeral item. Nearly all inlaid in folio sheets and bound with typed transcripts in limp brown calf, gilt-lettered, by Sangorski & Sutcliffe (top of spine worn); bookplates of the New York collector Alexander M. Hudnut (whose library was sold at auction in 1926) and William G. Hay. The letters are signed "T. Hood" or "Thos. Hood," except for one just signed with initials.

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1 folder

Hope, Anthony, undated. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

(see: Hawkins, Anthony Hope, Sir, 1863-1933)

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1 item

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1 box

Manuscript of sonnet, "The Catholic Church Andromeda," 1 p., 1880. 1 folder.
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1 folder

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1 box

6 letters 1896-1936: 1 to "Professor Beesly," 1 to "My dear Jackson," 1 to "Mr. Leonard," 1 to F. C. Owlett, 1 to "My dear Webb," 1 to an unidentified person (associated with a 1937 letter from Laurence Housman authenticating that the original letter was written by his brother), 1896-1936. 1 folder.
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1 folder

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1 box

"XLIII," beginning "Her strong enchantments failing,/...," 3 stanzas, poem no. 3 in Last Poems, undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

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1 box

1 letter to "Lady Cowper", 1717. 1 folder.
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1 folder

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1 box

1 letter to "My dear Wilson", 1867. 1 folder.
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1 folder

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1 box

2 letters 1861-1894: 1 to [Mansfield] Parkyns, 1 to unidentified person, 1861-1894. 1 folder.
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1 folder

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1 box

3 letters 1757-1767: 2 to the "Marquise of Barbantane," 1 to William Strahan, 1757-1767. 1 folder.
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1 folder

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1 box

1 manuscript of verse, "Beds and Bed-rooms," 1 p., circa 1847 published in Men, Women and Books ( 1847 p. 115) and 1 letter (incomplete) to unidentified person, undated, circa 1847. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Autograph letter to John Hunt, 1822. 1 folder.
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1 folder

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1 box

4 letters 1930-1951: 1 to "Mr. Robinson," 1 to "My dear Gavin," 1 by Cecil Lang to Hunt, 1 by Alan H. Stenning about Hunt, 1930-1951. 1 folder.
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1 folder

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1 box

1 letter to "Mr. Gambart", 1860. 1 folder.
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1 folder

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1 box

1 letter to Mr. Schwartz", 1949. 1 folder.
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1 folder

corrected TS of "Unpainted Landscape", undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Hyde and Villiers Families Poetry Collection, 1730s-1780s (1730s-1740s). 2 folders.
Scope and Contents

Consists of a collection of 46 loose manuscript verses collected by members of the Hyde and Villiers families (Earls of Clarendon), including copies of poems by Jonathan Swift (answer poem, "The nymph who wrote this in a humourous fit", together with original "Rebus"), R. B. Sheridan ("Verses to the memory of Garrick"), Voltaire (verse epistle to Frederick the Great, 1747), William Congreve (epistle to Lord Cobham "Sincerest critic of my Prose or Rhime"), James Thompson ("Come gentle god of soft desire"), Lady Mary Wortley Montagu, Colley Cibber, and Earl Nugent ("Ode to William Pultney"), theatrical prologues and epilogues, two poems addressed to William Whitehead on his being made Poet Laureate, one poem addressed to Lord Cornbury, and various political satires (on Robert Walpole and other subjects), two poems addressed to Lady Charlotte Hyde of Rochester (1703-1746), "On seeing Mount Vesuvius burn" and "Written at Rome in the Year 1730" by the Honorable Lady Lechmere, writings titled "A Song on the Secret Expedition" and "The Qualifications necessary to make a Good Girl," as well as various odes and verses written in honor of birthdays, weddings, and other occasions. Most are handwritten in English, with others in French and neo-Latin.

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2 folders

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1 box

1 letter to unidentified person, 1657. 1 folder.
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1 folder

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1 box

1 document, 1829 acknowledgement by Ireland of his authorship of some Shakespearean lines, 1829. 1 folder.
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1 folder

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1 box

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1 box

3 letters circa 1825-1840 1 to J. H. Hervey, Frederick Marryat, 1 by Samuel Warren to Frederick Marryat about Irving, circa 1825-1840. 1 folder.
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1 folder

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1 box

manuscript of verse, "They tell that, once upon a time..., " 2 pp, undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

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1 box

18 letters ([1891]-1915) and 1 theatre program for The American as it opened on September 26, 1891, at the Opera Comique Theatre (London), undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

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1 box

1 letter to Hendrik Christian Anderson, 1900 1 to John Boit, 3 to Mrs. John Boit, 1 to Edith Clarke, 1 to J. P. Collins, 1 to Mrs. D. S. Curtis, 1900. 1 folder.
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1 folder

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1 box

2 to "My dear Edward" [Emerson]; 12 letters to William Morton Fullerton, 1899-1907 3 letters to Katharine Fullerton Gerould, 1905-1908 4 to "Miss Horstmann" (sisters Edith and Louise Dallas); 1 letter to Frederick Locker, July 14 no year 1 to "Mrs. Lowithes(?)"; (plus photocopy of a letter to Edmund Gosse), 1899-1907. 1 folder.
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1 folder

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1 box

1 to Elizabeth Rob[b]ins; 2 letter to Mrs. Wellington Rollins, 1895 one post-marked March 6; 1 to "My dear Stephen;" 1 to "Mr. Stuart;" typewritten copy of a letter to Frederick Sturges , Jr., 1904 unsigned; 1 letter to D. C. Thornton, 1903 1 to Mary Vaux; 1 letter to A. S. Van Western; 1 letter to T. E. Woodrow, 1903 (plus 1 to Elizabeth Robbins by Henry James' nephew, Henry James, 1917), 1895. 1 folder.
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1 folder

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1 box

10 letters 1879-1903 1 to Lawrence Barrett, 5 to Edgar Fawcett, 1 note card to "Dear Gilders", February 7, no year 1 letter to "Mrs. Hill," 1 to "Mrs. Lockwood," 1 to "Mr. Osgood," 1 to "My dear Pellew"; 2 letters to "Dear Sir", 1903, 1879-1903. 1 folder.
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1 folder

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1 box

14 letters (1909-1910) to Granville Barker, undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

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1 box

Chapters IV, V, and VI (pp. 96-197), 102 pp.; autographed photograph of Henry James dated, 1885. 1 folder.
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1 folder

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1 box

1 letter to "my dear Ada", undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

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1 box

1 letter (initialed) to his parents and sister, 1880 1 letter to "Mr. Faber", 1909 1 letter to Maxwell Savage, 1910 1 letter to William Romaine Newbold, 1900 1 letter to "My Dear John", 1855 1 letter to an unidentified person, 1855, 1880. 1 folder.
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1 folder

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1 box

1 letter to "Mr. Schoeck," 1939 6 letters on behalf of Jeffers written by his wife Una, 1928-1941 2 typed drafts of letters t Mrs. Jeffers, with holograph annotations; 1 letter from Lawrence Clark Powell to Mrs. Jeffers, 1932 1 telegram from Una Jeffers to William Gibson, 1933 verse, "The Beaks of Eagles," manuscript, 1 p., rough draft with holograph corrections by the author; manuscript" First Books," 1 p., rough draft with holograph corrections by the author, 1939. 1 folder.
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1 folder

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1 box

3 manuscripts of verse circa 1772-1773 "To Miss Bury on the Loss of the nest of Cupids," 6 lines; "To Lady Hervey," 1 p.; "In Imitation of the song -- when here Lucinda & c.", circa 1772-1773. 1 folder.
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1 folder

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1 box

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1 box

1 to Miss C. A. Baker; 13 letters to Miss Loulie Dresel; 1 to the Editor of the Christmas Traveler; 3 to the Editors of The Century; 1 to "Mr. Gilder"; 1 to "Mrs. Higginson"; 10 letters to "Mr. Johnson"; 2 to "Mr. [James R.] Osgood"; 1 to "Mr. Willets(?)"; 1 letter to Thomas Brackett Reed, undated 1 from letter from Houghton, Mifflin & Co., 1888 1 letter to Edward J. Bok, Nov. 17; 1 letter to H. R. Carson, 1889 December, 1888. 1 folder.
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1 folder

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1 box

2 publisher's synopses (1 p. each), with editorial comments, of Jewett's stories, "A Day in June" and "All My Sad Captains"; 1 photograph of Jewett, 1 photograph of Jewett's(?) house, undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

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2 letters ([1867?].-1876) to George Bentley, undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

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3 letters 1774-1886: 1 to William Strahan, 2 by George Birkbeck Hill about Johnson's letter to Strahan, 1774-1886. 1 folder.
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1 folder

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8 letters ([1753?]-1784) and 1 note: 1 autograph note to Henry Thrale, 1775 2 ( 1780 and 1 fragment), and 1 photocopy of a letter to Mrs. Thrale, 1 to Philip Metcalf, 1 letter (with Photostat and transcript) to Elizabeth Montagu, 1775 3 (1 in third person) to unidentified persons; 1 letter to "Dear Madame," 1773, 1775. 1 folder.
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manuscript of verse, 18 lines from Part II (page 30, 1820 edition), beginning "While I am striving how to fill my heart...," in two pieces, undated. 1 folder.
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manuscript of verse, "Welcome joy, welcome sorrow ..." (in hand of Keat's friend and adviser, Richard Woodhouse), 2 pp., 1818 1 letter to "Miss Withey" by Robert Gittings about the poem, 1969, 1818. 1 folder.
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1 blue board inscribed "Diaries from the grave of Keats, Rome, Spring of 1859" with a dried flower, undated. 1 folder.
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manuscript of verse, 2 stanzas on 1 leaf, 2 pp., 1800s. 1 folder.
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Autograph letter to his Brothers, 1817. 1 folder.
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Autograph letter to Mrs. Reynolds, undated. 1 folder.
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Autograph letter to John Hamilton Reynolds, 1818 February 19. 1 folder.
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Autograph letter to Fanny Brawne, circa 1820 February. 1 folder.
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Autograph letter to Fanny Brawne, circa 1820 March. 1 folder.
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Autograph letter to Fanny Brawne circa 1820 with photostatic copy, circa 1820. 1 folder.
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1 letter to Guy Littell, 1936; 7 letters to "Dear Frank," 1924-1928 autograph manuscript, "Thirty four years have passed...," 1 p., with holograph corrections by the author, 1924-1928. 1 folder.
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1 letter by Harry B. Smith, 1921. 1 folder.
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Autograph letter to Prince Rupert, 1644. 1 folder.
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2 letters 1867-1871: 1 to [W. C. Hazlitt?], 1 to [Tom Taylor?], 1867-1871. 1 folder.
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1 manuscript of verse, "Song," 3 stanzas, draft with corrections, circa 1850. 1 folder.
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6 letters 1895-1919: 1 to "Doctor Kirby," 1 to "Mr. McClure," 2 to Eric Robertson, 1 to Maurice Stephens, 1 to [Stanley J.] Weyman; 4 letters (1940-1949) about Kipling to A. C. R. Carter: 3 by C. H. Milburn, 1 by Gwynaeth Milburn, 1895-1919. 1 folder.
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Miscellaneous paper: Photostat and typed copies of several letters by Kipling, and a copy of a Touring Report form from the Royal Automobile Club, undated. 1 folder.
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A copy of a typed letter from Kipling to Julian Street with a poem "Great Heart", undated. 1 folder.
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(The original letter is located in the Theodore Roosevelt Collection at Mudd Library)

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10 letters 1896-1924: 1 letter to Mrs. Charles Almy, 1924; Mrs. Caroline Balestier Kipling to Mrs. Childs, 1899, and one letter to an unidentified person regarding the publication of her husband's books during 1890 and 1892, 1896; 1 letter to William Brewster, 1910; 1 letter to W. A. Fraser, [1896-1897]; 2 letters to Samuel McClure, 1896; 1 typed letter to Katherine Fullerton Gerould, 1920; 1 letter to Miss Margaret Ryerson, 1899; 1 letter to R. E. Ely, 1907; 1 letter to Mrs. Morgan, 1912; 1 photostat copy of a questionnaire, 1896-1924. 1 folder.
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2 letters to Henry Van Dyke, 1915. 1 folder.
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sheet music of a poem written by Kipling and the music composed by H. Pearl Adam, titled "I have given my heart to a flower", undated. 1 folder.
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1 letter to Frank Doubleday, 1919 (original letter bound in Ex 3814.9.191.11, Kane Room), 1919. 1 folder.
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2 letters: 1 (initialed) to Lady Westmoreland 1819 1 to "J. Murry"(?) undated and 3 fragments of verse and prose, undated, 1819. 1 folder.
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14 letters 1798-1833 1 to "Mr. Dodwell or Chambers," 1 to "Mr. Hessey," 3 to "Mess. Taylor & Hessey" 1 to William Hone, 2 to Robert Southey, 4 to "Mrs. Norris" (1 includes letter by Joseph Jekyll), 1 to Charles Ollier, 1 to unidentified person, 1798-1833. 1 folder.
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1 letter to "My dear Aunt" ["Miss Humphreys"], 1821. 1 folder.
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7 letters 1821-1830 1 to Mr. Hessey, 2 to Mess. Taylor & Hessey, 1 to Mr. Hone, 1 to Robert Southey, 1 to [T. N. Talfourd], 1 to unidentified person, 1821-1830. 1 folder.
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manuscripts of verse, autograph poems [pp. 58-62, 66 torn from a Lamb commonplace book?] by Marvel, Lamb, etc., 12 pp., undated. 1 folder.
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2 manuscripts of verse 1833 "My briar!...," 1 p., addressed to Joseph Abbott, and "How rare the sight, how grand...," 2 pp., 1833. 1 folder.
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2 letters 1839 1 to John Kenyon, 1 to "Miss Garrow", 1839. 1 folder.
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8 letters circa 1863 7 (and 1 copy) to William Sandford, 1 to "Lady Blessington", circa 1863. 1 folder.
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1 letter to B. W. Matz, 1907 2 obituaries, 1907. 1 folder.
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12 letters 1863-1890: 1 to "Mr. Boyd," 1 letter to Sir Frederick Pollock Burt, 1876; 1 letter to Miss Carter, 1868; 1 to Rev. Walter Clay, 1 to "Mrs. Ford," 1 to Mr. Fox", 1 letter to "My Dear Grove", dated Dec. 21; 1 to "My dear Mansfield," 1 to Lady Wyatt 1870, 2 to unidentified persons, 1 letter to an unnamed lady, 1870, about the misfortunes of Mr. and Mrs. Congreve, 1863-1890. 1 folder.
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24 letters (9 with humorous drawings), 1879-1886, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 letter to Lear by H. F. Tozen(?) (on verso of 1875 document by Lear titled "San Remo Court Journal"), 1 letter about Lear to "Miss [Margery] Barker" by W. Leonard Congreve about his collection of Lear letters, undated. 1 folder.
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1 drawing, showing Lear being transported on a litter by three young friends (A. and Hubert Congreve are two of them), signed by Lear, undated. 1 folder.
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humorous menu (in French), undated 1 p., [given to Hubert Congreve], undated. 1 folder.
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"The Nervous Family," 6 stanzas of verse, 2 pp., 1869 with 1 letter to "Mrs.(?) Way", 1869. 1 folder.
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"Stratford Place Gazette... Alarming and Horrible Event" (humorous obituary of himself, accompanied by drawing), 2 pp., 1866. 1 folder.
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1 letter (1803) to her publishers, "Messrs. Robinson", undated. 1 folder.
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1 letter (1836) to "My dear Sir", undated. 1 folder.
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2 letters 1796 1 to Thomas Bellamy (with engraved portrait of Lee), 1 to unnamed publisher, 1796. 1 folder.
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2 pencil drawings, "Sir Lucius" and "Something not exactly flirtation", undated. 1 folder.
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1 letter and manuscript (undated) to Mr. [Bertie?] Greatheed (dramatist, 1759-1826), of "the grand suppressed stanza on Mr. Beckford" originally intended for Byron's Childe Harold: "Unhappy Vathek! in an evil hour / 'Gainst Nature's voice seduced to deeds accurst...", 1759-1826. 1 folder.
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2 letters 1871-1872: 1 to Mess. J. R. Osgood & Co., 1 to Alexander Main, 1871-1872. 1 folder.
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5 letters 1796-1803: 2 to "My dear Mother"; 1 to "My Lord"; 1 to "My dear George"; 1 letter dated Dec. 14 to an unidentified person; and 1 manuscript of verse, "Love and his Enemy [Imitated from Fontenelle]," 1 p., undated, 1796-1803. 1 folder.
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4 letters 1913-1944: 1 letter to Frederick Chase, 1913, 1 letter to Robert van Gelder, 1943, 1 copy of a letter from Abraham Feldman, 1944, 1 letter to an unidentified person, undated, 1913-1944. 1 folder.
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1 typescript copy of The Jayhawker, a play in three acts, by Sinclair Lewis and Lloyd Lewis, dated 1934 January 6 1 typewritten page from the play "It Can't Happen Here", with holograph corrections and annotations, 1934 January 6. 1 folder.
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