"A Poor Man's House" Graphite Drawing
- US TxAM-C 1465
Graphite drawing by C. Studley.
"A Poor Man's House" Graphite Drawing
Graphite drawing by C. Studley.
Angus Wilson Lecture Collection
This collection contains a CD copy of four cassettes as well as the original four cassettes of the following:
Mitchell, J. Lawrence
This collection contains one letter from Mr. (George ?) Beckett to "Dear Sir." Tuesday Morning (no other date) re: attending the addressee's performance of The Kentuckian. ALS, 1 leaf, with typed transcription.
This collection contains one handwritten letter to "Dear Sir" for the loss of his wife from Blackmore dated February 28, 1888, along with a typed transcription (1-page ALS).
Roger Asselineau Walt Whitman Collection
This consists, aside from the group of 900 or so monographs collected by Asselineau, chiefly of correspondence, accompanied by handwritten drafts of reviews written in ink or pencil by Asselineau on slips of paper, apparently placed in the relevant book on his shelf as a file. The correspondence and draft of reviews are often associated with clippings, photographs or snapshots, offprints, programs, newsletters, and a few postcards.
Most of these manuscript materials were found in the process of cataloging the monograph collection, apparently filed by Asselineau in volumes of his monograph collection, usually related to the author of the book into which he inserted the materials over a period of years. A title page of the relevant book into which the manuscript materials were found inserted is now clipped to the materials in the collection folder and the call number of the book written on the photocopied title page in pencil. Also present are musical scores of adaptations of Whitman's poetry, and quite a few copies of the Walt Whitman Circle quarterly newsletter, published by composer and Whitman enthusiast, Robert Strassburg.
Series 1 includes notable correspondents such as Gay Wilson Allen, V. K. Chari, Betsy Erkkila, Ed Folsom, Donald D. Kummings, Jerome Loving, Robert Strassburg, and Leandro Wolfson.
Series 2 consists of a bound manuscript book entitled "Walt Whitman on Burns and a Portrait Gallery of Walt Whitman". The book measures 21 cm by 13 cm and is bound in green half-calf with marbled boards. According to a letter pasted into the book, it was apparently purchased by Roger Asselineau on August 20, 1942, from Alfred F. Goldsmith of New York, NY. Twenty-seven leaves of the manuscript book are filled with mostly photographic portraits of Walt Whitman, a few obviously cut from published works, and one leaf containing a section from a page of a handwritten manuscript in pencil and ink, labeled "Rough draft of a page in 'Robert Burns as poet and person' in November Boughs (p. 61)." Twenty other leaves of the book are left blank.
Series 3 consists of four folders with programs, offprints, and newspaper clippings collected by Asselineau. Contains manuscripts with commentary and suggestions (1856-2000), programs, announcements and catalogs (1963-2000), and clippings collected (1962-1992) regarding the life of Walt Whitman, his writings, collections, and offprints.
Series 4 contains over 900 monographs collected by Asselineau, these materials are cataloged separately in the Library of Congress classification and housed in the Cushing repository stacks as part of the Lit/Whitman collection. These monographs include first editions of Walt Whitman's works, particularly Leaves of Grass, many translations of the poem into an incredible variety of languages, biographies, and other scholarly works. The breadth of Asselineau's scholarly activity and acquaintance is well represented by the amount of correspondence and other memorabilia which was found inserted into these volumes.
Sylvia Townsend Warner Collection
This collection contains letters from Sylvia Townsend Warner to John Putnam.
Warner, Sylvia Townsend
This collection contains a one-page handwritten letter to F. A. Bather from F. G. Kenyon dated March 23, 1912, thanking Bather for the use of a Browning letter (1-page ALS with typed transcription and photocopy of the letter). Also included is one page of notes by Kenyon on The Pied Piper.
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Letters
This collection consists of three handwritten letters dated around 1896.
This collection contains a 25-page typewritten draft entitled "Poetry and Prophecy: An Address to the Friends of the Sterling C. Evans Library", as well as a printed booklet of the manuscript.
This collection contains one handwritten letter from John Drinkwater to Flenther[?] (1-page ALS with a typed transcription).
This collection consists of four handwritten letters from Sir James Bryce dated from 1882 to 1910, each addressed to one of the following: the President of the Board of Trade PASSAIC, W. Riding (1 folio with a typed transcript), "My dear Stillman" (1 folio with a typed transcript), and Fred P. Noble (1 folio with a typed transcript).
This collection contains one autographed photograph of Louis L'Amour from 1983.
This collection contains one typed letter to Ingle Barr dated 1957, and signed by Kenneth Roberts.
This collection contains a portion of a handwritten letter from Stevenson to an unknown person (1-page ALS with a typed transcription).
This collection contains a letter from Maggs Bro. Ltd. to D. G. Lochhead (1-page, TLS).
This collection consists of one 5-inch by 7-inch black and white photograph of Christopher Fry.
This collection contains over 275 letters of correspondence in Series 1, serving to portray the longtime relationship between Roy Fuller and Julian Symons which started on terms of business and grew to a close friendship. The letters are primarily from Roy Fuller to Julian Symons with occasional addendums from Kate Fuller. There are several letters from Julian Symons in response. In addition, there are some letters from John Fuller to the Symons, from Roy Fuller to Jack Clark, and from Roy Fuller to Sebastian Barker. The folder list contains a brief description of each individual letter and its focus, often with a list of Subjects. Especially lyrical and poetic are Roy Fuller's war letters starting when he was stationed in Africa (Kenya and Nairobi) and Ariel through the office of the Admiralty (folders 1000-1370).
In Series 2, there are 64 letters from Roy Fuller with three annotations from Jack Clark and five from Kate Fuller, one letter from Jack Clark, one from Kate Fuller, six from John Fuller, Roy Fuller's son, and several others from miscellaneous individuals. The letters from Roy Fuller date from 1958 to 1990 and are primarily handwritten postcards to Jack Clark, Co-founder of the Poem-of-the-Month Club. Many of these letters are regarding or, at least, in reference to Fuller's position as advisory to the Poem-of-the-Month Club. However, Fuller and Clark were also close friends, and Fuller feels free, in these letters, to discuss everything from his failing health to how he met his wife, along with many other personal remarks. Most of the letters from John Fuller and the one from Kate Fuller were written after Roy Fuller's death. The few other items in this series include poems, obituaries, newspaper clippings, and pamphlets pertaining to Roy Fuller's life and/or subjects exchanged between Fuller and Clark.
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Percy Ives' Walt Whitman Sketch
Original pencil sketch made in 1881 when Percy Ives, then an art student at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, visited Whitman at his home in Camden, New Jersey.
In 1915 Ives presented the drawing to Powys when the novelist traveled to Detroit, Ives' home town, to begin a series of lectures. Powys subsequently gave the drawing to his sister Philippa, probably after she had visitied Whitman's home in Camden in 1923-1924.
The drawing is signed by both Ives and Whitman. Reframed in 2012 displaying all inscriptions.
Captain George Fountain Weare Hope.
William A. Owens Papers, Part One
This collection contains papers documenting Owens' teaching and writing career from 1928 to 1979. Items of special interest in the collection include lyrics to many folksongs and recordings made by Owens in the 1930s and 1940s of folksingers as well as recorded readings of Robert Frost, interviews of early oil pioneers of Texas, legal papers for Owens vs. Fawcett Publications, Inc. and David Holland concerning True magazine's plagiarism of Slave Mutiny, and letters of Roy Bedichek, J. Frank Dobie, Walter Prescott Webb, and Mody C. Boatright.
The correspondence is further separated into three areas: personal correspondence; correspondence with Owens' literary agent, Maurice Crain; and correspondence regarding Owens' books. Some overlapping exists between these areas. In the personal correspondence section, letters discussing Owens' books are largely from friends and fans and are nontechnical in nature. The correspondence with Maurice Crain concerns the publication procedures and business aspect of his writings while the boxes of letters specifically concerning the books deal primarily with the writing and development of the books.
The personal correspondence is arranged chronologically from 1932 to 1975. The letters are concerned with associations and societies to which Owens belonged; speaking engagements by Owens; programs in which he was involved; awards presented to Owens; and Owens' teaching career which includes letters to Owens as Director of Folk Festivals at the University of Texas, as an instructor at Texas A&M University, and as Professor and Dean of Summer Sessions at Columbia University. Other letters concern Owens' service as an Intelligence Officer in World War II and his early work with folksongs. In addition to correspondence from Owens' family and friends, there are letters congratulating Owens on his publications and requesting his literary advice. Of special interest are letters from famous persons such as Grant Wood, Eleanor Roosevelt, Harry Truman, and Nelson Rockefeller.
Correspondence with Maurice Crain contains letters from 1950 to 1959. The letters discuss publication and promotional plans for Owens' books and short stories. Other subject areas include foreign and domestic contracts for publication, royalty statements, and motion picture plans for several books.
The correspondence concerning books is arranged in chronological order based on the year of the book's publication. Included are letters regarding contracts with publishers, royalty statements, motion picture rights, and lectures on the books. Numerous letters discuss Owens' research and recordings of folksongs for Texas Folk Songs. Additional correspondence with Mrs. Walter B. Sharp, Dudley Sharp, and other oil pioneers refers to the Oral History of Texas Oil Pioneers.
Material concerning Owens' books includes background material, book reviews, typescripts, drafts, and in most cases galley proofs and page proofs. The boxes are arranged chronologically according to the publication date from the earliest to the last. However, the revised edition of Texas Folk Songs which was published in 1976 is included with the papers of the 1950 edition. Labels that Owens used on the papers, such as the numbers of a draft, have been retained, and where there was no designation of a draft number, the typescript is merely labeled typescript, early draft, or manuscript. The papers include both photocopies and ribbon copies and duplicates of typescripts. Typescript and manuscript are used interchangeably as labels.
The evolution of each of Owens' books can be seen through the background material and copies of drafts. In the first folders are Owens' research material and notes, book reviews, advertisements, and other information pertaining to the book in subject matter. Copies of typescripts, from the earliest to the final edited manuscript are next with the last folders containing galley proofs and page proofs. Through the revisions and changes made by Owens in each subsequent draft, the progressive development of notes and a rough outline into a complete and polished publication is revealed. Papers of major interest include a copy of Owens' doctoral dissertation on folksongs for the State University of Iowa (June 1941) with Texas Folk Songs material, the legal papers from the Owens vs. Fawcett Publications, Inc. and David Holland concerning Slave Mutiny, interviews of oil pioneers of Texas with material for Oral History of Texas Oil Pioneers and Walter B. Sharp biography, and the correspondence of Dobie, Bedichek, and Webb revealing their ideas about many varied subjects included with Three Friends material.
Other writings by Owens comprise the next section of the collection. Articles and short stories are filed alphabetically. Book reviews are grouped together in one folder. Speeches are filed last and are labeled with the title or meeting at which they were given and the date if known. Typescripts exist of most of the articles and short stories, and duplicate copies are retained. Some of these writings occur in their published version and are labeled with the title and date of the magazine in which they were printed. The dates of the other stories and articles are unknown. The subjects of Owens' stories and articles cover a wide range of subjects and span the entirety of his writing career. Published excerpts from his books such as This Stubborn Soil and Tales From the Derrick Floor are included in this group as well.
The personal data concerning Owens contains biographical information such as vitae, resumes, publications concerning programs and lectures in which he participated, and material relating to his teaching career. Additional material documents his years at Columbia University and awards presented to him. Newspaper articles and photographs from 1940 to 1974 concern Owens' many interests and involvement in programs as well as his books and teaching career.
The next boxes in the collection contain miscellaneous material kept by Owens. Many oil history photographs and newspapers articles relating to subjects in which Owens was interested are included. Articles by other authors, some signed by the author and some written by friends of Owens, along with magazines and publications collected by Owens are filed in this section. The miscellaneous publications are divided into three categories: literary publications, college publications, and remaining miscellaneous publications. These deal with a wide variety of subjects in which Owens was apparently interested.
The remaining three boxes contain aluminum discs of recordings made by Owens of various folksingers and country people of the South. Note cards listing titles numbered to correspond with the records are filed with the discs. Owens also made recordings of readings by Robert Frost in 1939, and these provide a valuable addition to the collection.
Copies of Owens' books are shelved with the boxed papers. Oversize items including an advertisement for Three Friends: Bedichek, Dobie, Webb, color prints of the Apollo 11 Lunar Mission, and maps and genealogies for A Fair and Happy Land are housed separately in oversize flat storage.
Owens, William A., 1905-1990
This collection contains three handwritten letters and a postcard, all from E. M. Forster, each addressed to one of the following people: Lynd (1-page TLS, October 10, 1929), A. T. Bartholomew (1 postcard ALS, June 5, 1930), Darlin (1-page ALS with typed transcription, September 13, 1931), and to Grant Duff (1-page ALS with typed transcription, July 17, 1935).
Alfred and Emily Tennyson Letters
This collection contains nine handwritten letters from Alfred Tennyson and one handwritten letter from Emily Tennyson. Also included is the poem "A Welcome", the lower half of a letter with Tennyson's signature, and the dated and signed portion of a document that Tennyson signed as a witness on August 1, 1862.
This collection contains over one hundred pages of correspondence with his technical advisor and collaborator, Commander John Dale P. Hodapp.
Included are two handwritten pages from Hunting Bandits in Corsica, one handwritten page of a manuscript by C. Northcote Parkinson, and one 8x10 black and white photo of Forester.
This collection contains handwritten letters from Dreiser dated around 1908, each to one of the following individuals, "My Dear Kelly" (1 folio with a typed transcript), "Dear Kelly" (1-page, TLS), "Dear Duffy" (1-page, ALS with a typed transcript), "My Dear Duffy" (1-page, ALS with a typed transcript), and Mr. Henry Phillips (1-page, TLS). Also included in the collection is one dedication page torn out from a book with Dreiser's autograph.
H. Rider and Ella Haggard Collection
This collection contains three handwritten letters from H. Rider Haggard to Charles (1-page ALS), Larry (1-page ALS), and "Sir" (1 folio), and a handwritten page by Ella Haggard, "From the West to the East". All of the letters and the handwritten page from Ella each have a 1-page typed transcription.
Dr. Worth Roberts Handwriting Analysis Collection
This collection contains twelve analyses of the handwriting of the following British authors: Richard Doddridge Blackmore, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Sir H. Rider Haggard, Rudyard Kipling, wife Caroline Starr Kipling, Robert Browning, Alfred Tennyson, wife Emily Tennyson, and son Hallam Tennyson.
The materials included are two typed pages, twelve cards (typed), one envelope (handwritten), and two small cards with titles.
This collection contains a limited edition Christmas card, "A Flock of Guinea Hens Seen From a Car" (1957) with a corresponding envelope.
This collection, compiled by Professor A. W. Yeats, contains numerous letters handwritten by Kipling, copies of Kipling letters, letters written by his sister Alice Fleming discussing her childhood with Kipling, and correspondence from Kipling's wife Caroline and daughter Elsie.
Included in the collection are many original newspaper clippings, poems, short stories, photos, drawings, . articles, a publishing contract, lists of various Kipling collections, material regarding the Kipling Society and the Last Will and Testaments of Rudyard Kipling, his wife Caroline and his sister Alice Fleming.
The collection, through a large display of original and reproduced letters, gives a peek at the kind of everyday tasks that Rudyard, as a famous author, and his wife Caroline had to contend with. Through its many newspaper clippings and articles written about him, the collection shows how eminent Rudyard Kipling was as a writer both in the 19th and the 20th centuries. It also serves as an introduction to the Kipling Society, its founding and difficulties therein, as well as the struggles legal and otherwise that surrounded Kipling's work during his life, continuing many years after his death. The collection contains interesting facts about the Kipling family, including some light genealogy, the places they lived and visited, and the people they knew.
There are some thirty-six Rudyard Kipling autograph pieces, all of which are letters excluding a few poems and miscellaneous items. The collection contains many original letters of Alice Fleming, Caroline Kipling, Elsie (Kipling) Bambridge, J.H.C. Brooking, A. W. Yeats and various others as well as many copies of letters from other Kipling collections throughout the country. In addition to any personal correspondence, there are many letters and notes, several minutes, member lists and other paraphernalia of the Kipling Society founded by J.H.C. Brooking in 1926 [?]. There is an assortment of page-proofs, galleys, original drafts, and copies of Kipling's poems, short stories, and manuscripts, along with a wide range of newspaper clippings dealing with all aspects of Kipling's life and influences on society. In addition, the collection has several original and copied catalogs from bookseller's and auction houses holding Kipling material.
Along with the letters, clippings, and many books in the Rudyard Kipling Collection at Texas A&M University, the collection contains items such as an autograph copy of "The Foreloper" framed with an illustration by an unidentified artist, the manuscript for "The Maltese Cat," and the ledger book of Mr. T.E. Elwell, an early member of the Kipling Society, who made many notes and collected numerous clippings towards a Kipling bibliography.
This collection contains photocopies of manuscripts, poetry, reviews, and articles written by Roy Fuller and others, along with photocopies of correspondence to and from Roy Fuller, and to and from other writers.
This collection contains letters that are instigated by the inquiries of Mr. Charles Perry Gould, and his desire to have Llewelyn Powys write an introduction for the upcoming reprint of The Simple Cobbler of Agawam. It contains the initial contact, the deal under which Powys writes the introduction, and also what happens to his writings after Powys' death. Sometimes in his letters to Mr. Gould, Llewelyn encloses postcards of Davos, Switzerland, as well as a picture of the author himself.
Powys, Llewelyn, 1884-1939
Open Your Eyes - And Where are You? An Untrue Tale
This collection contains a "complete manuscript copy, written in a ruled notebook in black ink with occasional corrections in red, a few additional pencil notes... a few additional sheets with re-drafting in ink or pencil loosely inserted... Written by a cousin of H. Rider Haggard, this unpublished novella presents the fantasies of a child ill in bed in the form of six dreams." - bookseller's description.
This collection consists of letters written by or about Edward Thomas, an English author, and one manuscript of a foreword written by his wife, Helen Thomas. The subject of each one varies from Edward Thomas' death, a rejection letter for a short story he later published elsewhere, to general correspondence with a photographer friend, Frederick Evans, and Mrs. Thomas' foreword which was added to a new edition of her then-late husband's children's book, Four-and-Twenty Blackbirds.
The collection came with detailed notes on each item, as well as a transcription of what is written on the original pieces of paper. Thus, it was copied to this finding guide, as a helpful aid to deciphering the handwriting.
Thomas, Edward, 1878-1917
This collection contains letters from Theodore F. (T. F.) Powys to his sister, Lucy Penny, and his friend, the writer Valentine Ackland.
Powys, Theodore F., 1875-1953
William A. Owens Papers - Centennial Celebration Information
William A. Owens Honey Grove Papers
Poem of the Month Club Collection
This collection consists of miscellaneous files, alphabetical files on the authors, and a complete original folio of poems. Within the first miscellaneous file is background information on the club and correspondence with Bloomsbury Book Auctions. Other miscellaneous files consist of correspondence. the author files primarily consist of correspondence between poet and club directors, contracts with the club, and proofs of the broadsides. There are originals and carbon copies in the files. Many of the letters and proofs are annotated and contain original signatures. The complete folio contains signed broadsides as well as any other material sent with the poem, such as a brief biography or note from the author regarding his poem.
Poem of the Month Club