Papers, 1853-2005 (inclusive), 1939-2003 (bulk).


Eccles, Mary Hyde. Papers, 1853-2005 (inclusive), 1939-2003 (bulk).

Papers, 1853-2005 (inclusive), 1939-2003 (bulk).

The Personal Papers series includes: a complete set of calendars and appointment books showing the author's daily activities from 1934 to 2003; a set of guest books illustrated with photographs; financial records including invoices for rare book and manuscript purchases; and files on travels across Europe and Asia. The Property Files series includes documentation of farm life and events at Four Oaks Farm, as well as general files relating to the Four Oaks Farm library collection. The Correspondence series consists mostly of letters to and from friends, fellow Johnson scholars, manuscript dealers and collectors, publishers, and research libraries. Among the most frequent correspondents are: Walter Jackson Bate; W.H. Bond; Julian P. Boyd; David Buchanan; R.W. Chapman; James Lowry Clifford; Malcolm S. Forbes and his family; Philip Hofer; Arthur Amory Houghton; William A. Jackson; Robert F. Metzdorf; Lawrence Fitzroy Powell; and William Zachs. The collection also includes letters by Nicholson Baker; Edward Heath; Lady Bird Johnson; John Major; George C. Marshall; and Christine Todd Whitman. The Clubs and Organizations series includes particularly extensive documentation of involvement in: the David and Mary Eccles Centre for American Studies; the Grolier Club; Houghton Library; and the Johnsonians. The Compositions and Research series includes drafts of most of her major works of scholarship; extensive research files on The Thrales of Streatham Park and other works, unpublished plays and fiction; text of numerous speeches; and research files on the letters of Samuel Johnson, including photocopies of the great majority of all known surviving letters. The Visual Materials series consists mostly of snapshots taken from 1939 to 2003, depicting social events at Four Oaks Farm and abroad. The collection also includes small collections of personal papers of her husbands Donald Frizell Hyde and David Eccles, Viscount Eccles.

84 boxes, 3 pf boxes, and 7 volumes (88 linear ft.)

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