Miscellaneous general and literary manuscripts, 1864-1994.


Miscellaneous general and literary manuscripts, 1864-1994.

Miscellaneous general and literary manuscripts, 1864-1994.

Single items, such as poems, short essays, and short stories. Included is an undated, handwritten, signed poem, "The Miser Mother" (36 lines) by Stephen Phillips, British poet and dramatist; an undated, handwritten poem, "The Discoverer" by William Bingham Tappan of Massachusetts, a poet, school teacher, preacher, and general agent of the American Sunday School Union in Boston, Philadelphia, and Cincinnati, who wrote the poem for John Bartholomew Gough, a reformed alcoholic and evangelistic temperance orator; undated sentences and phrases in the hand of Ralph Waldo Emerson on one small sheet, one side of which is labeled in the margin in pencil "Classes of Men"; "Los Proceres del Alto Llano" (10 pages), an essay, in Spanish, commenting on the Venezuelan independence movement, dated 27 October 1896, by Manuel Landaeta Rosales (1847-1920), Venezuelan writer and editor of "El Tiempo," a Caracas newspaper; a receipt, in Italian, for an item purchased, dated Anno VI, 4 Nevoso, sent to Italian writer Ugo Foscolo of Milan, Italy; a letter, in Italian, dated 11 March 1909, from Buonanno to a friend about the controversy over the friendship of Giocomo Leopardi and Antonio Ranieri; a review, dated 1907, of Bliss Perry's "Walt Whitman, His Life and Work" (1906) by Australian scholar, editor, essayist, and poet John Le Gay Brereton, with instructions to the printer and other remarks, including, on the last page, a note in Brereton's hand: "I don't know whether this is to be a signed article. If it is, please sign it WOLOMBIN"; 1882 reminiscences and analysis of his writing by T.S. Arthur of Baltimore and Philadelphia, who edited "Arthur's Home Magazine," "Children's Hour," and other journals and wrote didactic articles and books, including "Ten Nights in a Bar Room," as recorded by Edward F. Palen with whom Arthur lived in Philadelphia; "We Must Recruit," 1948, a short, satirical musical play about a membership recruiting campaign in a communist labor union, by Viola Brothers Shore and Jeanne Manookian; handwritten copy of "Sera este?" a comic one-act play by playwright and editor of the journal "La Espana Artistica" Enrique Zumel of Madrid that was approved by the Madrid theater censor on 21 October 1864 and performed at Madrid's Theatro de Variedades on 22 October 1864; an 1882 poem, "A Psalm of Labor," by Joseph Senior of Sheffield, England, author of "Smithy Rhymes and Stithy Chimes" (1882) and a clipping from a contemporary Sheffield newspaper of a biographical note on Senior; a typed poem by May Sarton, called "Dirge for W.B. Yeats," dated 1939; a typed poem, 1945, from James Thurber to Lorraine Governman, regarding an idea for a drawing; and papers, 1932-1994, including a forgery of the death warrant of Rebecca Nurse, with photocopy and the dust cover from the framed document, transcription, and subsequent correspondence explaining the provenance of the document and the evidence of forgery.

14 items.

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Sarton, May, 1912-1995

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By Source, Fair use, Link May Sarton (May 3, 1912-July 16, 1995), poet and novelist, was born Elanore Marie Sarton in Wondelgem, Belgium, the daughter of George Sarton, a noted historian of science, and Eleanor Mabel Elwes, an English portrait painter and designer. Sarton moved with her parents to England, and in 1916 the family immigrated to the United States. All three became naturalized Americans in 1924, by which time Sarton's name had been Americanized to Eleanor May. Sart...

Brereton, J. Le Gay (John Le Gay), 1871-1933

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Poet, academic, librarian. Brereton was Librarian of the University of Sydney (1902-21) and Professor of English Literature (1921-33). He published eight volumes of poems, as well as essays, plays and criticism. From the description of Letter. 1908. (Libraries Australia). WorldCat record id: 222578035 John Le Gay Brereton, the younger, 1871-1933, was born in Sydney, N.S.W., the fifth son of Dr John Le Gay Brereton, 1827-1886. He began contributing to literary magazines while...

Yeats, W. B. (William Butler), 1865-1939

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W.B. (William Butler) Yeats (1865-1939), poet and dramatist, born in County Sligo, Ireland. From the description of W.B. Yeats collection, 1875-1965. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 173863171 British poet. From the description of Letter : to William Weber, Brooklyn, New York : holograph, 12 May [no year]. (University of California, San Diego). WorldCat record id: 18786005 William Butler Yeats (1865-1939) was an Irish poet and dramatist. From t...

Landaeta Rosales, Manuel

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Arthur, T. S. (Timothy Shay), 1809-1885

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Editor and author. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Philadelphia, to an unidentified recipient, 1855 Nov. 13. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270131705 T.S. Arthur was the author of a few novels and a great many moral tales. He was also the editor of several temperance magazines, including the Home gazette. He is best known for his Ten nights in a barroom and what I saw there (1854) which was dramatized as a successful play. From the description o...

Senior, Joseph

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Tappan, William B. (William Bingham), 1794-1849

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Massachusetts minister and poet. Addressee is also poet. From the description of Letter, 1848 November 22, to John Field. (Brown University). WorldCat record id: 122631828 ...

Phillips, Stephen, 1864-1915

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Gough, John B. (John Bartholomew), 1817-1886

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American temperance reformer; born in England. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Worcester, to [Horace Greeley?], 1869 Sept. 10. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 269587396 Lecturer, reformer, and author. From the description of Papers of John B. Gough, undated. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79450516 Noted British Amercian temperance lecturer and author. From the description of John B. Gough papers [manuscript], 1880-1883 (Unive...

Zumel, Enrique, 1822-1897

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Emerson, Ralph Waldo, 1803-1882

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Ralph Waldo Emerson (May 25, 1803, Boston, Massachusetts– April 27, 1882, Concord, Massachusetts), American essayist, lecturer, philosopher, and poet who led the transcendentalist movement of the mid-19th century....

Leopardi, Giacomo, 1798-1837

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Giacomo Leopardi (1798-1837), poet and essayist, was born on 29 June 1798 in Recanati, Italy, and educated by private tutors. He read widely in his youth, and learnt several languages. Leopardi wrote poetry, tragedies and philosophical writing, and translated classical literature. The strain caused by these efforts led him to suffer from poor health throughout his life. In 1822 he went to Rome, where his works were well received, although he disliked the city itself. In his later years he settle...

Ranieri, Antonio, 1806?-1888

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Shore, Viola Brothers 1890-1970

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Shore (1890-1970) was a short story writer, mystery novelist, screenwriter and playwright. From the description of Papers, 1912-1963. (University of Wyoming, American Heritage Center). WorldCat record id: 31061080 ...

Thurber, James, 1894-1961

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James Thurber was born in Columbus, Ohio, in 1894. Considered one of the 20th century's more prominent humorists, he wrote nearly forty books of stories, essays, autobiography, and a Broadway play. Thurber passed away in 1961. From the description of James Thurber letters to Mrs. Robert Sterling, 1946-1950. (Denver Public Library). WorldCat record id: 181589252 Epithet: author and cartoonist British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person ...

Manookian, Jeanne.

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Whitman, Walt, 1819-1892

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Walt Whitman (1819-1892), poet and author. From the description of Walt Whitman collection, 1842-1949. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 702172830 Poet, journalist, essayist. From the description of Letter, 1863 July 27-1863 Sept. 9. (New York University). WorldCat record id: 477038304 American author. From the description of Letter to Mary E. Van Nostrand, 1890 November 28. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 49377819 America...

Foscolo, Ugo, 1778-1827

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Ugo Foscolo, Italian writer and poet. His novel Ultime Lettere di Jacopo Ortis was published in 1802, and from 1816 until his death he lived in London. Foscolo was chiefly responsible for a controversial essay on contemporary Italian literature which appeared in John Cam Hobhouse's Historical Illustrations to Childe Harold, Canto IV (1818). From the description of Ugo Foscolo manuscript material : 1 item, 1822 (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 225851634 Italian ...