General Literary Manuscripts collection, 1677-1969.

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General Literary Manuscripts collection, 1677-1969.

General Literary Manuscripts collection, 1677-1969.

The manuscripts in the General Literary Manuscripts collection represent a wide variety of American and English writers, as well as a range of written materials. Some items of note include a signed bank check from James Fenimore Cooper to "Daughters," some hand-written receipts with sealing wax of Sir Robert Howard dated 1677, several manuscripts by Christopher Darlington Morley, and an original 1940s radio script by Damon Runyon called, "That Ever-Loving Wife of Hymie's."

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Roberts, Charles G. D., Sir, 1860-1943

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Canadian poet and novelist. From the description of Letter, 1905 Feb. 28, to "Russell" [manuscript]. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647809509 Roberts was a Canadian author. From the description of Charles George Douglas Roberts compositions, ca. 1902-1904. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 612372602 From the guide to the Charles George Douglas Roberts compositions, ca. 1902-1904., (Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard...

Mabie, Hamilton Wright, 1846-1916

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American editor and critic. From the description of Autograph letter signed and typed letters signed (8) : New York, N.Y., etc., to F. A. Duneka, 1900 Apr. 4-1912 Mar. 5. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270590305 American author. From the description of Letter, 1900 Apr. 1, Summit, N.J., to Mr. Lockwood [manuscript]. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647811909 Author, essayist, and editor Hamilton Wright Mabie was born and educated in New York...

Porter, Cole, 1891-1964

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Cole Albert Porter was born on June 9, 1891 in Peru, IN; born into wealth, he spent most of the 1920s in Europe; became composer and lyricist for the Broadway musical theatre; his hit shows included: Fifty million Frenchmen (1929), Gay divorceĢ (1932), Anything goes (1934), Leave it to me (1938), DuBarry was a lady (1939), Kiss me, Kate (1948) and Can-can (1953); he composed such songs as: You do something to me, Night and day, I get a kick out of you, Anything goes, I love Paris, Let's do it, B...

Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth, 1807-1882

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Poet, from Cambridge (Middlesex Co.), Mass. From the description of Papers, 1859-1874. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 19903002 American author and poet. From the description of A psalm of life, fourth verse, 1850. (Maine Historical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 274069802 American teacher, translator, and poet. From the description of Letter, Nahant, Mass., to Mrs. T.B. Lawrence, Newport, 1872 July 20. (Boston Athenaeum...

Eliot, T.S. (Thomas Stearns), 1888-1965

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American poet and critic. From the description of Letter to Walter Elder, Kenyon College, Gambier, Ohio [manuscript], 1946 July 1. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647823193 English poet, playwright, critic, editor, and publisher. From the description of Letters, 1950 Mar. 10 and 1958 Nov. 14, London [England], to M[ary] Elis[!]abeth Barber, London [England]. (University of Michigan). WorldCat record id: 34364335 Revolutionary American born ...

Van Dyke, Henry, 1852-1933

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American clergyman, educator and writer. From the description of Letter to Joseph LeRoy Harrison, 1916 April 25. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 51926632 From the description of Papers of Henry Van Dyke, 1895-1925. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 51926567 Clergyman, Princeton University professor of English literature, and sports writer. From the description of Letters to Eugene V. Connett, 1919-1920. (Manchester City Library)...

Cooper, James Fenimore, 1789-1851

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American author; resident of Cooperstown, N.Y. From the description of Manuscript fragment and portrait, [ca. 1832], [ca. 1850]. (Buffalo History Museum). WorldCat record id: 57008578 Virgil David was president of the Lawrenceville Lyceum in Western Pennsylvania. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Cooperstown, N.Y., to Virgil David, n.p., 1836 July 21. (University of Chicago Library). WorldCat record id: 55822302 From the description of Au...

Morley, Christopher, 1890-1957

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American author and journalist. From the description of Letter to unidentified recipient [manuscript], 1940 October 25. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647810653 Christopher Morley was an American editor, an author, and a Rhodes scholar. Morley was one of the founders of the "Saturday Review of Literature," of which he was an editor from 1924 to 1940. A prolific author, he wrote more than 50 books. His novels include PANASSUS ON WHEELS (1917), THE HAUNTED BOOKS...

Howells, William Dean, 1837-1920

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Carolyn Wells published under the pseudonym Rowland Wright. From the description of Autograph postcard signed from W.D. Howells to Carolyn Wells, Rahway [manuscript], 19th or 20th century. (Folger Shakespeare Library). WorldCat record id: 694525270 Author, editor, critic. From the description of Letters chiefly to Alexander? Black [manuscript] 1888-1919. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647943111 William Dean Howells was an American novelist...

Davie, Donald

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Donald Davie, a poet, literary critic, and teacher, was born in Barnsley in Yorkshire, England on 17 July 1922. His service in the Royal Navy during World War II, which sent him to Russia, sparked an interest in Russian literature; he later wrote his doctoral dissertation and other works on that subject, including Slavic Excursions: Essays on Russian and Polish Literature . Davie married Doreen John in 1945; they later had three children. He received his bachelor's degree in 1947 and his doctora...

Gosse, Edmund, 1849-1928

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Edmund Gosse, a well known man of letters, librarian to the House of Lords (1904-1914), and author of the autobiography, Father and Son (1907), was a pioneering translator of Ibsen and author of numerous volumes of poetry, criticism and biography. Charles Edmund Merrill was an active member of the Grolier Club from 1910 until his death in 1942. From the description of Letters : to Charles E. Merrill, 1910-1924. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122577035 English poet and man of...

Auden, W.H. (Wystan Hugh), 1907-1973

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Wystan Hugh Auden (1907-1973), poet, was born in York, England, on February 21, 1907. He attended Christ Church, Oxford, from 1925-1928, then served as a schoolmaster in various institutions in England and Scotland from 1930 to 1935, including The Downs School in Colwell. In 1935 Auden married Erika Mann, a writer and the daughter of Thomas Mann, so that she could gain British Citizenship and escape Nazi Germany. Although the two never lived together, they remained married until Mann's death in ...

Vale, Eugene

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Read, Thomas Buchanan, 1822-1872

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Thomas Buchanan Read, American poet. From the description of Material relating to Thomas Buchanan Read's poem "Sheridan's ride," 1860-1898. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 81915003 From the description of Material relating to Thomas Buchanan Read's poem "Sheridan's ride," 1860-1898. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 702164946 American poet, painter, and sculptor. From the description of Sheridan's ride : autograph manuscript copy of the poem signed, [1865 or...

Lindsay, Vachel, 1879-1931

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Nicholas Vachel Lindsay was born in Springfield, IL. He studied in Ohio, Chicago, and New York and acquired a reputation as a poet and lecturer. Lindsay became famous for his walk from Springfield, IL to New Mexico in 1912, and for an unusual method of writing poetry. In 1924 he arrived in Spokane where he worked as a columnist for the "Spokesman-Review". He returned to Springfield in 1929, and at the time of his death was a major figure in American poetry. From the description of Co...

Sherman, Frank Dempster, 1860-1916

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American author and poet. From the description of Poems, 1905-1906. (New York University, Group Batchload). WorldCat record id: 58776294 Frank Dempster Sherman was an American architect, mathematician, poet, and genealogist. He studied at Columbia and Harvard, and later taught architecture at Columbia, but also emerged as a popular and proficient poet of light verse. Noted for his wit, sympathy, and diverse interests, Sherman also wrote children's verse under the pseudonym F...

Howard, Robert, Sir, 1626-1698

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English poet and historian. From the description of Autograph letter signed : [n.p.], to "Charles", 1675 Aug. 15. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 269530354 The country gentleman was never printed or publicly performed. From the description of Copy of The country gentleman, ca. 1668 [manuscript], ca. 1695. (Folger Shakespeare Library). WorldCat record id: 664736486 Auditor of the exchequer. From the description of Check signed : [np.], 1697 Dec...

Maeterlinck, Maurice, 1862-1949

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Maeterlinck was a Belgian Symbolist poet, playwright, and essayist who won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1911. Colles (1855-1926) was a English journalist, literary agent, and founder and managing director of Authors' Syndicate in London, England. From the guide to the Maurice Maeterlinck letters to William Morris Colles, 1921-1929., (Harvard Theatre Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University) Belgian poet, dramatist, and essayist. ...

Norris, Frank

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American novelist. From the description of Papers of Frank Norris [manuscript], 1898-1952, (bulk 1898-1902). (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647810658 Julian Hawthorne was the son of Nathaniel Hawthorne. From the description of ALS, 1901 June 9 : New York, to Julian Hawthorne. (Copley Press, J S Copley Library). WorldCat record id: 13734916 Novelist Frank Norris was born in Chicago and came to California at the age of 14. He attended art sc...

Herford, Oliver, 1863-1935

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American author, illustrator, wit. From the description of Papers of Oliver Herford, 1899-1904. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 32135326 American author. From the description of Letter, n.d., N.Y. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 80850053 Artist and author. From the description of Papers of Oliver Herford, 1935. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79452089 ...

Perkoff, Stuart Z.

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Perkoff was born in St. Louis, MO, in 1930; spent time in NY and then on the west coast before establishing himself in Venice, CA; as one of the poets of the Beat era, Perkoff's books included: Suicide room (1956), Eat the earth (1971), Kowboy Pomes (1973), and Alphabet (1973); was arrested on a drug charge in 1968 and released from prison in 1971; after trying to establish a bookstore in Northern Calif., he returned to Venice in 1973; died of cancer in 1974. From the description of ...

Weismiller, Edward Ronald, 1915-

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Runyon, Damon, 1880-1946

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Damon Runyon was born in Manhattan, Kansas, and did his first writing as a correspondent for the Hearst newspapers during World War I. Runyon became a well known American humorist and short story writer between the two wars. From the description of Constable Correspondence, 1936-1937. (Temple University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 122612709 List available. From the description of Letter to Ernest Costello, 1946 August 17. (University of Virginia). WorldCat re...

Saltus, Edgar, 1855-1921

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American writer. From the description of Edgar Saltus letter to the American Press Co. [manuscript], no date (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 781300416 Edgar Saltus was a novelist, essayist, and poet. He attended St. Paul's School in Concord, New Hampshire and Yale College in 1876 and 1877, before studying abroad and receiving the degree of LL.B. from Columbia College in 1880, though he never practiced law. Saltus was married three times: to Helen Sturgis Read i...

Burgess, Gelett, 1866-1951

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American author and humorist Gelett Burgess (1866-1951) was educated as an engineer and worked briefly for a railroad. He taught topographical drawing between 1891 and 1894 at the University of California, Berkeley until he lost his position after deliberately toppling a campus statue he found to be an eyesore. Burgess founded the Lark, a humour magazine based in San Francisco, published from 1895 to 1897. Burgess created nonsense rhymes and cartoons such as "The Purple Cow: Reflections on a Myt...

Lofting, Hugh, 1886-1947

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Allmond, Marcus Blakey, 1851-1909.

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Marcus Blakey Allmond (1851-1909) was an educationist and poet. He taught at Hampden-Sidney College in Virginia. His poetry includes "Agricola, an Easter idyl," "Estelle, an idyl of old Virginia," and "Fairfax, my lord, an historical poem." From the description of Marcus Blakey Allmond poem, 1885. (University of Georgia). WorldCat record id: 263935548 ...

Ruskin, John, 1819-1900

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Wife of Ruskin's physician, Dr. John Simon. From the description of Letter : to Mrs. John Simon, [18--] (Lewis & Clark Library). WorldCat record id: 31272017 British writer, artist, and critic. From the description of John Ruskin papers, ca. 1837-1904. (Getty Research Institute). WorldCat record id: 80934993 John Ruskin was born on 8 February 1819 in London. Ruskin was educated by his mother and by various tutors before attending Oxford University. H...

Wells, Carolyn, -1942

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American writer. From the description of The Poster Girl : [n.p.] : autograph poem signed, [n.d.]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270589858 Author of poetry, novels, children's books and mysteries; poetry collector whose books were bequeathed to the Library of Congress; married to Houghton Mifflin heir Hadwin Houghton. From the description of Carolyn Wells Houghton letter to Lola L. Kovener [manuscript], 1938 August 2. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id...

Stevenson, Robert Louis, 1850-1894

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Robert Lewis (later changed to "Louis") Balfour Stevenson was born in Edinburgh, Scotland on November 13, 1850. He attended the University of Edinburgh intending to become a civil engineer like his father, but ill health curtailed his studies and prompted him to travel to warmer climates. This inspired Stevenson to write stories, novels and essays about his travels. While in France he met American artist Fanny Osbourne. The two fell in love, and in 1879 Stevenson traveled to California, where he...

Andros, R. S. S. (Richard Salter Storrs), 1817-1868

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Page, Thomas Nelson, 1853-1922

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Author, diplomat. From the description of Papers of Thomas Nelson Page [manuscript], 1878-1923. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647823870 From the description of Papers of Thomas Nelson Page [manuscript] 1891. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647949629 Virginia author; U.S. ambassador to Italy. From the description of Papers of Thomas Nelson Page [manuscript], 1889-1899. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647813209 ...