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Percy Ives' Walt Whitman Sketch

  • US TxAM-C 1270
  • Collection
  • 1881

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.

H. Rider Haggard Collection

  • US TxAM-C 1376
  • Collection
  • 1889

This collection consists of an example of H. Rider Haggard's (Sir Henry Rider Haggard) autograph, dated 1889 and written on stationary reading "Ditchingham House, Bungay" (Haggard's home in Suffolk), together with a carte de visite of Haggard, printed by Newsboy in New York, Undated.

Open Your Eyes - And Where are You? An Untrue Tale

  • US TxAM-C C000081
  • Collection
  • 1916

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 Written by a cousin of H. Rider Haggard, this unpublished novella presents the fantasies of a child ill in bed in the form of six dreams."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.

Theodore F. Powys Letters

  • US TxAM-C 191
  • Collection
  • 1914-1952

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

Edward Thomas Papers

  • US TxAM-C 275
  • Collection
  • 1902-circa 1965

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

Strassburg Music Collection

  • US TxAM-C 177
  • Collection

This collection includes correspondence and biographical information of several individuals, musical scores, programs, books, photographs, articles, works by several individuals, video cassettes, and a cassette tape.

Strassberg, Robert

Lleweyln Powys Letters

  • US TxAM-C 173
  • Collection
  • 1936-1948

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

H. E. Bates Letters

  • US TxAM-C 849
  • Collection
  • 1929-1932

This collection contains 16 autograph letters signed ("H.E. Bates," "H. E.," and "H. E. B."), 23 pp, 4to, and 8vo, 15 Essex Road, Rushden, Northamptonshire, and The Granary Little Chart, nr. Ashford, Kent. The majority are on printed letterheads dated from September 25, 1929, to January 20, 1932, addressed to a book and manuscript collector/dealer noted only as "Dear Dibdin". These 16 letters concern possible manuscripts for sale, ordering various books for himself, arranging to meet, and discussing his works in progress.

Roger Asselineau Walt Whitman Collection

  • TxAM-CRS 94
  • Collection
  • 1842-2002; Undated

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.

Asselineau, Roger

Poem of the Month Club Collection

  • TxAM-CRS 193
  • Collection
  • 1970-1977

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

William A. Owens Papers, Part Three

  • TxAM-CRS 26
  • Collection
  • 1964-1988

This collection contains the third part of William A. Owens' materials deposited in the Cushing Archives. Materials consist of personal correspondence, from 1964 through 1988, essays, manuscripts, photographs, research for books, and articles.

Included within the series are short stories and articles such as "This Stubborn Soil", "Wildcatter", "Look to the River", "Tell Me a Story", "Sing Me a Song", "Historic Texas", "Eye Deep in Hell", and work by other authors; Cleaver and Witherspoon family genealogy; letters of Roy Bedichek; "Three Friends"; videotapes of Owens's work; and photographs.

Owens, William A., 1905-1990

Sylvia Townsend Warner Collection

  • TxAM-CRS 198
  • Collection
  • 1942-1947; 1978

This collection contains letters from Sylvia Townsend Warner to John Putnam.

Warner, Sylvia Townsend

Harold Monro Collection

  • US TxAM-C 229
  • Collection
  • 1903-2001

This collection consists of handwritten research notes, correspondence from various individuals, institutions and organizations, and photocopied materials collected by Dominic Hibberd for his 2001 biography Harold Monro: Poet of the New Age. It also includes the papers and research notes of Ruth Tomalin. Alida Monro left Tomalin money to write a biography of Harold Monro, but this was contested by an executor of the will. Though she won her court case, Tomalin did not write the biography, and instead passed her notes to Patric Dickson, another potential biographer, who in turn gave them to Dominic Hibberd. The collection also contains publicity materials and publication information for Hibberd's book.

Monro, Harold, 1879-1932

William A. Owens Papers, Part One

  • TxAM-CRS 23
  • Collection
  • 1922-1979

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

Jack Harner Collection

  • TxAM-CRS 184
  • Collection

World Shakespeare Bibliography.  Unprocessed.

One Hundred and Eleven Poems Correspondence

  • US TxAM-C 869
  • Collection

An archive of correspondence that supplements the Golden Cockerel Press production of One Hundred and Eleven Poems written by Robert Herrick.

Related Bib ID 3904384

C. S. Forester Papers

  • TxAM-CRS 671
  • Collection
  • 1954-1979

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.

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Letters

  • US TxAM-C 664
  • Collection
  • circa 1896

This collection consists of three handwritten letters dated around 1896.

Cleanth Brooks Manuscript

  • US TxAM-C 669
  • Collection

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.

Dr. Worth Roberts Handwriting Analysis Collection

  • US TxAM-C 647
  • Collection
  • Undated

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.

H. Rider and Ella Haggard Collection

  • US TxAM-C 655
  • Collection
  • 1897-1904

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.

Eudora Welty Christmas Card

  • US TxAM-C 650
  • Collection
  • 1957

This collection contains a limited edition Christmas card, "A Flock of Guinea Hens Seen From a Car" (1957) with a corresponding envelope.

J. M. Barrie Letter

  • US TxAM-C 666
  • Collection
  • 1907

This collection contains one handwritten letter dated 1907 from J. M. Barrie to Miss Riding (1 folio; 1 typed transcription; 1 page with signature).

John Drinkwater Letter

  • US TxAM-C 651
  • Collection

This collection contains one handwritten letter from John Drinkwater to Flenther[?] (1-page ALS with a typed transcription).

Kenneth Roberts Letter

  • US TxAM-C 646
  • Collection
  • 1957

This collection contains one typed letter to Ingle Barr dated 1957, and signed by Kenneth Roberts.

Louis L'Amour Photograph

  • US TxAM-C 657
  • Collection
  • 1983

This collection contains one autographed photograph of Louis L'Amour from 1983.

Louise Driscoll Poem

  • US TxAM-C 652
  • Collection

This collection contains a portion of a handwritten poem "The Accused", signed by Louise Driscoll, and one newspaper clipping with the poem in its entirety.

Percival Pollard Publishing Contract

  • US TxAM-C 645
  • Collection
  • 1909

This collection contains the contract to publish Pollard's manuscript, "Their Day in Court" (February 24, 1909).

Maggs Bros. Ltd. Letter

  • US TxAM-C 659
  • Collection

This collection contains a letter from Maggs Bro. Ltd. to D. G. Lochhead (1-page, TLS).

Phil Burne-Jones Letters

  • US TxAM-C 662
  • Collection
  • circa 1887

This collection consists of three handwritten letters from Phil Burne-Jones, dated around 1887. Each letter is addressed separately to the following people: Mrs. Bell (1-page, ALS), Dr. Bird (1 folio), and "Aggie" (1 folio). All letter have their own typed transcription. Also included is a receipt for the sale of Phil's letters (1 page).

Richard Cumberland Collection

  • US TxAM-C 663
  • Collection

This collection contains a handwritten unpublished play by Cumberland, "Atonement" (33 pp., bound), and one page of information regarding the play (typed).

Robert Louis Stevenson Letter

  • US TxAM-C 648
  • Collection

This collection contains a portion of a handwritten letter from Stevenson to an unknown person (1-page ALS with a typed transcription).

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