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Eugene O'Neill papers

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Call Number: YCAL MSS 123

Scope and Contents

The Eugene O'Neill Papers document the life of the dramatist Eugene O'Neill, especially his life with Carlotta Monterey O'Neill after 1928. The collection consists of professional and family correspondence, manuscripts of O'Neill's writings and materials associated with his writings, photographs, artworks, recordings, legal and financial records, medical records, and personal and professional memorabilia. The papers span the years 1872 to 1970, but the bulk of the material is from 1930s to 1950s. The collection is organized into eight series: Eugene O'Neill Correspondence, Carlotta Monterey O'Neill Correspondence, Writings, Personal Papers, Photographs, Memorabilia, Artwork, and Recordings. The collection is housed in 185 boxes.

Series I, Eugene O'Neill Correspondence , is organized into three subseries: General Correspondence, Family Correspondence, and Third Party Correspondence. Each subseries is arranged alphabetically. Because Carlotta Monterey O'Neill often wrote on O'Neill's behalf, her letters from his lifetime have been interfiled in this series; her letters written after his death are filed in Series II, Carlotta Monterey O'Neill Correspondence.

The first subseries, General Correspondence, mainly contains holograph drafts of O'Neill's outgoing correspondence, but also includes some original letters to O'Neill and Carlotta. The subseries contains a significant number of original letters from O'Neill to his lawyers, Winfield E. Aronberg and Harry Weinberger, and to his literary agent, the Richard J. Madden Play Company, Inc., as well as carbons of their letters to him. These files appear to have been turned over to the O'Neills at some point by each firm. The files also contain the firms' original correspondence with third parties regarding O'Neill and his work. (Correspondence with known parties is located in third party correspondence.) The correspondence with O'Neill's lawyers concerns literary matters, taxes, and his divorce from Agnes Boulton. The correspondence with his literary agent mainly concerns production and publication of his plays. Other notable correspondents represented in this subseries include Barrett Harper Clark, Saxe Commins, Russel Crouse, Theresa Helburn, Lawrence Langner, Kenneth Macgowan, Léon Mirlas, George Jean Nathan, Carl Van Vechten, and Fania Marinoff Van Vechten. There are also three notebooks containing O'Neill's drafts of letters; these have been cross-referenced under the name of each correspondent. Letters from correspondents not listed individually may be found in "letter" general files. Unidentified correspondence is arranged at the end of the subseries.

The second subseries, Family Correspondence, contains original holograph and typescript letters between family members, as well as O'Neill's holograph drafts of letters. The subseries includes correspondence between O'Neill and his cousins, Agnes and Lillian Brennan; his daughter, Oona Chaplin; his third wife, Carlotta Monterey O'Neill; his sons, Eugene O'Neill, Jr. and Shane Rudraighe O'Neill; Carlotta's daughter, Cynthia Chapman Stram; and Carlotta's mother, Nellie Gotchett Tharsing. There is also correspondence between Carlotta and her third husband, Ralph Barton; Eugene O'Neill; and Eugene O'Neill, Jr.

The third subseries, Third Party Correspondence, contains correspondence between third parties and O'Neill's literary agent, the Richard J. Madden Play Company, Inc., and his lawyers, Harry Weinberger and Winfield E. Aronberg (the latter correspondence includes Eugene O'Neill, Jr.; James O'Neill, Jr.; and Kathleen Pitt-Smith). There are also three exchanges between O'Neill's father, James, and third parties regarding his acting.

Series II, Carlotta Monterey O'Neill Correspondence , is organized into two subseries: General Correspondence, and Family Correspondence. Each subseries is arranged alphabetically. The correspondence in this series occurred after O'Neill's death. (For any correspondence to or from Carlotta that took place during O'Neill's lifetime, see Series I.)

The first subseries, General Correspondence, mainly contains letters to Carlotta, although there are a few holograph drafts and carbons of letters from her. The correspondence mostly concerns her work regarding the publication and production of O'Neill's plays after his death. Correspondents include Karl Ragnar Gierow, Dudley Nichols, José Quintero, Lars Schmidt, Robert Sisk, and Yale University Press. There is also correspondence with O'Neill's biographers, including Arthur and Barbara Gelb, and Louis Sheaffer. There is a significant amount of correspondence with her lawyers at Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft, and at Nutter, McClennen & Fish; with the literary agency, Richard J. Madden Play Company, Inc.; and with the Yale University library system (the latter regarding Carlotta's gift to Yale of O'Neill's papers). There is some correspondence with friends, including Mai-Mai Sze, Carl Van Vechten, and Fania Marinoff Van Vechten. There are also three notebooks containing Carlotta's drafts of letters (in shorthand); these have been cross-referenced under the name of each correspondent. Letters from correspondents not listed individually may be found in "letter" general files. There is a small amount of unidentified correspondence at the end of the subseries.

The second subseries, Family Correspondence, contains letters from O'Neill's cousins, Agnes C. Brennan and Lillian Brennan; Carlotta's first husband, John Moffat; her daughter, Cynthia Chapman Stram; and her grandson, Gerald Eugene Stram (and his family). The subseries contains a few holograph drafts and carbons of letters from Carlotta.

Series III, Writings , is organized into six subseries: Plays, Poems, Other Writings, Notes, Work Diaries, and Writings of Others. Each subseries is arranged alphabetically. The first subseries, Plays, contains notes, outlines and plot summaries, holograph and typescript drafts, proofs, production and publication contracts, advertisements, programs, brochures, and clippings of reviews. Annotated proofs are located in this series; unannotated proofs and dummies are cataloged separately as printed material. Contracts for single plays are filed in this series; contracts that pertain to more than one play are located in Series IV, in the subseries, Financial and Legal Material. Photographs of productions are filed in Series V, in the subseries, Play Productions. Artwork relating to O'Neill's plays is filed in Series VII, Artwork. Plays represented in this subseries include Ah, Wilderness!, All God's Chillun Got Wings, Anna Christie, Days Without End, Dynamo, The Great God Brown, Hughie, The Iceman Cometh, Lazarus Laughed, Long Day's Journey Into Night, Marco Millions, A Moon for the Misbegotten, Mourning Becomes Electra, and Strange Interlude, among others. There is some material regarding the plagiarism suit brought against O'Neill for Strange Interlude. There are a significant number of notes regarding O'Neill's cycle plays, as well as drafts of More Stately Mansions and A Touch of the Poet.

The second subseries, Poems, contains mostly typescript drafts. Some of the typescripts appear to be original drafts that were annotated and signed by O'Neill; others are drafts of early poems from 1915 to 1917 that were typed by Carlotta on Tao House stationery in the 1940s. There are a few holograph drafts. In Series IV, there are also some poems by O'Neill that were copied by Carlotta into a volume (box 106, folder 1787).

The third subseries, Other Writings, contains drafts of O'Neill's tribute to his dog, the "Last Will and Testament of Silverdene Emblem O'Neill"; a draft of his acceptance speech for the Nobel Prize in 1936; clippings of O'Neill's tribute to George Pierce Baker after Baker's death in 1935; and a draft of his tribute to Maksim Gorky after Gorky's death in 1936. There are transcriptions by Carlotta for Inscriptions: Eugene O'Neill to Carlotta Monterey O'Neill, which was published in 1960 under O'Neill's name.

The fourth subseries, Notes, contains holograph notes on ideas for plays and for other writings. The notes for plays are not associated with specific plays that O'Neill wrote. (Notes on specific plays are filed in the subseries, Plays, under the title of each play). The notes span the years 1918 to 1938; many are undated. The fifth subseries, Work Diaries, contains four diaries in which O'Neill recorded where he was and what he was working on, from 1924 to 1943. He notes in the first diary that the information was copied from other diaries, except for 1925, which was written from memory (the original diary for 1925 is in the Agnes Boulton Collection of Eugene O'Neill, YCAL MSS 122, box 5, folder 171). The sixth subseries, Writings of Others, mainly contains writings about O'Neill's work and life by various authors, including Croswell Bowen, Barrett Harper Clark, Lawrence Langner, Jordan Yale Miller, and George Jean Nathan. There are also works by Eugene O'Neill, Jr., that he inscribed and sent to O'Neill and Carlotta.

Series IV, Personal Papers , is organized into eight subseries: Address Books, Carlotta Monterey O'Neill Diaries and Calendars, Certificates and Awards, Clippings and Ephemera, Financial and Legal Material, Inscriptions and Signatures, Medical Information, and Personal Writings and Notes. The first subseries, Address Books, contains five address and telephone books that are either in Carlotta's hand or are typewritten. One was signed by her in 1936; the others were probably created by her after O'Neill's death. The second subseries, Carlotta Monterey O'Neill Diaries and Calendars, contains Carlotta's diaries, from 1928 to 1964. These diaries appear to be copies that she made in the 1960s from older diaries; the entries concern her and O'Neill's activities.

The third subseries, Certificates and Awards, contains O'Neill's membership pins or certificates received from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, the American Philosophical Society, and the National Institute of Arts and Letters, as well as awards and medals received during his lifetime for his plays, including the Nobel Prize and three Pulitzer Prizes. Awarded posthumously were the Antoinette Perry Award, a plaque from the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences, the New York Drama Critics Circle Award, a Pulitzer Prize, and a certificate showing the 1967 O'Neill postage stamp. This subseries also contains O'Neill's honorary doctorate from Yale University (1926), and one medal that Carlotta received in 1962 from Dramatiska teatern.

The fourth subseries, Clippings and Ephemera, contains clippings from newspapers and magazines; brochures; and programs regarding relatives, friends, and associates, including Ralph Barton, Agnes Boulton, Oona Chaplin, James O'Neill, and Shane Rudraighe O'Neill. There is also material concerning O'Neill and Carlotta themselves. The fifth subseries, Financial and Legal Material, contains contracts and royalty information for productions and publications of O'Neill's plays. The contracts in this subseries each pertain to more than one play. (Any contract that pertains to a single play is filed under the name of that play in Series III.) This subseries also contains cancelled checks, checkbooks, documents regarding O'Neill's and Carlotta's marriage and living expenses in France, tax information, copies of O'Neill's and Carlotta's wills, O'Neill's certificate of discharge as a seaman (1911), a copy of O'Neill's parents' marriage certificate and of his mother's birth certificate.

The sixth subseries, Inscriptions and Signatures, contains inscriptions and signatures that were removed from books owned by O'Neill and Carlotta. The inscriptions are to them from various people and from each other. The seventh subseries, Medical Information, contains a medical record kept by O'Neill's nurse, by his doctor, and by Carlotta, from 1951 until his death in November 1953. There are notes by O'Neill listing the dates that he took the drug, tolserol. There is also a copy of his death certificate and of his autopsy report. In addition, there are medical notes regarding Carlotta from 1954 to 1963. The eighth subseries, Personal Writings and Notes, contains O'Neill's autobiographical notes and a diagram that he made of his family relationship; there is also a folder of his signatures that were cut from envelopes and financial documents. There are notes and reminiscences written by Carlotta about O'Neill and other topics. There are a few writings by O'Neill's father, including his version of Monte Cristo.

Series V, Photographs , is organized into nine subseries: Eugene O'Neill, Carlotta Monterey O'Neill, Other Family, Other People, Albums, Animals, Places, Objects, and Play Productions. Each subseries is arranged alphabetically and then chronologically. Some of the photographs are copies and have been so noted. (In these cases, the library does not own the original.) In addition to photographic prints, there are negatives in this collection (though stored separately). In the case of negatives for which there was no corresponding print, the Library had one copy print made; this information is specified after the folder title.

The first subseries, Eugene O'Neill, contains photographs from 1889 to 1948, including images of O'Neill as a baby and as a young child. The second subseries, Carlotta Monterey O'Neill, spans the years from the 1890s to 1960, and includes some photographs from Carlotta's modeling and acting careers. The third subseries, Other Family, contains photographs of family members, including Agnes Boulton; Oona and Charlie Chaplin; Eugene O'Neill, Jr.; O'Neill's parents, James O'Neill and Mary Ellen Quinlan O'Neill; Shane Rudraighe O'Neill; Carlotta's daugher, Cynthia Chapman Stram; Carlotta's grandson, Gerald Eugene Stram; Carlotta's great-grand-daughter, Denise Dayle Stram; and Carlotta's mother, Nellie Gotchett Tharsing. The fourth subseries, Other People, contains photographs of non-family members, including Ingrid Bergman, Ilka Chase, Lillian Gish, George Jean Nathan, Marian Seldes, James Speyer, Carl Van Vechten, Fania Marinoff Van Vechten, and some of the O'Neills' servants at Casa Genotta and at Tao House. There are a few photographs that were probably collected by James O'Neill of Sarah Bernhardt and Edwin Booth.

The fifth subseries, Albums, contains four albums of photographs from the O'Neills' time in France, and five miniature albums of photographs from their time at Tao House in California. There is also a scrapbook that Carlotta made in 1954 that contains copies of photographs from her life with O'Neill. The contents of each album are listed in the Appendix. The sixth subseries, Animals, contains photographs of the O'Neills' dog, Ben, at Château du Plessis; their dog, Silverdene Emblem; and the dog of Carlotta's first husband, John Moffat. The seventh subseries, Places, contains photographs of places where the O'Neills lived, such as Château du Plessis in France; Beacon Farm in Northport, New York; Casa Genotta in Sea Island, Georgia; Tao House in California; and Marblehead, Massachusetts. There are also photographs of places that the O'Neills visited, such as Pompeii, Italy; Cap-d'Ail, France; and Wolf Lake, New York.

The eighth subseries, Objects, contains photographs of Egyptian statues in the Metropolitan Museum of Art; O'Neill's Renault car at Château du Plessis; a silver bracelet; a statue of a Chinese dog; and flower arrangements (the latter photographs were taken by Carl Van Vechten). The ninth subseries, Play Productions, contains photographs of various productions of O'Neill's plays, from 1916 to 1966. When the photographer was specified on the print, this has been listed in the folder description. The earliest photographs are from a 1916 production of Bound East for Cardiff by the Provincetown Players. O'Neill himself appears in two photographs of the Provincetown Players' 1916 production of Thirst. There also are many photographs from Dudley Nichols's film adaptation of Mourning Becomes Electra in 1947.

Series VI, Memorabilia , is organized into three subseries: Office Material, Personal Effects, and Other. The first subseries, Office Material, contains book-related items, including bookends and bookplates; various kinds of stationery, including writing paper, postcards, unused notebooks, and visiting cards; and writings tools, including a pen, pencils, erasers, and leather writing portfolios. The second subseries, Personal Effects, contains items relating to O'Neill, Carlotta, and O'Neill's brother, James, including Carlotta's braid of hair and two locks of her hair; war ration books; money that O'Neill won in a crap game on the S. S. Coblenz in 1928; a bank case containing French receipts; and James's missal case. This subseries also contains O'Neill's monogrammed leather jewelry box (holding various pieces of jewelry, and accessories belonging to O'Neill and to Carlotta); O'Neill's Cartier pocket watch; and O'Neill's and Carlotta's gold rings. The third subseries, Other, contains branches and leaves (possibly from a tree at Casa Genotta) in a frame, Blemie's dog collar, two banners (1956 and 1958) from Dramatiska teatern in Stockholm, and a map of the Hudson River inscribed by James Speyer.

Series VII, Artwork , contains art that was collected by, or given to, O'Neill and Carlotta. In this series are portraits of O'Neill, including works by Cyrus Leroy Baldridge, Miguel Covarrubias, and Edmond Thomas Quinn. There are seven drawings by Alfred Joseph Frueh that were given by Frueh to Carlotta; one is a portrait of Carlotta, and two are valentines. Some of the artwork pertains to O'Neill's plays, including a print by Al Hirschfeld of The Iceman Cometh, two watercolors by Robert Edmond Jones of scenes in The Iceman Cometh, and three watercolors by Jones of scenes in Mourning Becomes Electra. There are some artworks by unidentified artists, including a silhouette of James O'Neill as Virginius, a statue of a Chinese god of the theatre, two Noh masks, and a watercolor of a scene in China.

Series VIII, Sound Recordings , contains five recordings (all after O'Neill's death) on phonograph records, including two commercial recordings of O'Neill's plays, two recordings by Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (one of Desire Under the Elms and one entitled "Tribute to E. O'Neil[l]"), and one recording that appears to be of a dinner at Quo Vadis Restaurant in 1963.

Dates

  • 1872 - 1970
  • Majority of material found within 1930 - 1959

Creator

Language

English

Conditions Governing Access

The materials are open for research.

Boxes 148-150, 153-181, folders 3268-3269 (Broadside), folder 3271 (Art), and folder 3273 (Art): Restricted fragile material. Reference surrogates have been substituted in the main files. For further information consult the appropriate curator.

Conditions Governing Use

The Eugene O'Neill Papers are the physical property of the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University. Literary rights, including copyright, belong to the authors or their legal heirs and assigns. For further information, consult the appropriate curator.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Eugene O'Neill, Carlotta Monterey O'Neill, and the estate of Carlotta Monterey O'Neill, 1942-1970.

Associated Materials

Sound recording located in Historical Sound Recordings: Mourning Becomes Electra (Preston Recording Company: New York).

Extent

92.6 Linear Feet ((185 boxes) + 7 broadside folders, 4 art storage items, cold storage)

Catalog Record

A record for this collection is available in Orbis, the Yale University Library catalog

Persistent URL

http://hdl.handle.net/10079/fa/beinecke.eopapers

Overview

The Eugene O'Neill Papers document the life of dramatist Eugene O'Neill, especially his life with Carlotta Monterey O'Neill after 1928. Correspondents include O'Neill's lawyers, Harry Weinberger and Winfield E. Aronberg; his agent, the Richard J. Madden Play Company, Inc.; friends and colleagues; and family members, including his daughter, Oona, his sons, Shane and Eugene, Jr., his third wife, Carlotta, and her daughter, Cynthia Chapman Stram.
The collection also contains Carlotta's correspondence after O'Neill's death. There is correspondence with her lawyers at Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft and at Nutter, McClennen & Fish; the Yale Library system regarding her gift of O'Neill's papers; biographers of O'Neill; others concerning her work on the production and publication of O'Neill's plays; and friends and family members. There are also letters from former husband Ralph Barton before she married O'Neill.
Writings include notes, outlines and plot summaries, drafts (typescript and holograph), proofs, contracts, programs, and clippings for many of O'Neill's plays. There are some poems and other writings, as well as his work diaries, in which he documented his writing schedule from 1924 to 1943. There are also some works by others about O'Neill's life and writing.
The personal papers include address books, membership certificates, awards for O'Neill's writing, Carlotta's diaries from 1928 to 1964, clippings and ephemera about friends and relatives, and financial material, including cancelled checks and checkbooks. The photographs document O'Neill, his family members, friends, colleagues, pets, and places where he lived and visited. Some of the photographs are in albums. There are also photographs of productions of his plays, from 1916 to 1966. The memorabilia includes office materials, writing tools, jewelry, and locks of hair, among other items. Artists represented in the collection include Cyrus Leroy Baldridge, Miguel Covarrubias, Alfred Joseph Frueh, and Robert Edmond Jones. Some of the artworks are portraits of O'Neill; others pertain to his plays; others were given to, or collected by, the O'Neills. The recordings (all after O'Neill's death) include three recordings of O'Neill plays and one tribute to O'Neill.

EUGENE O'NEILL (1888-1953) AND CARLOTTA MONTEREY O'NEILL (1888-1970)

1888 Oct 16: O'Neill born in New York City to Mary Ellen Quinlan O'Neill and actor James O'Neill.

1888 Dec 28: Carlotta born Hazel Neilson Tharsing in Oakland, California to Nellie Gotchett Tharsing and Christian Tharsing.

1906: O'Neill attends Princeton University for one year.

1909 Oct 2: O'Neill marries Kathleen Jenkins; O'Neill goes to Honduras on gold prospecting trip; Carlotta Monterey marries John Moffat (they divorce soon after).

1910 Mar: O'Neill returns to New York City.

1910 May 5: Eugene O'Neill, Jr. born.

1912 Jan: O'Neill attempts suicide.

1912 Jul: O'Neill and Jenkins divorce.

1912 Dec: O'Neill enters Gaylord Farm Sanatorium for tuberculosis treatment.

1913 Jun: O'Neill leaves Gaylord Farm.

1914: O'Neill takes George Pierce Baker's English 47 workshop at Harvard University.

1916: O'Neill goes to Provincetown, Mass.; helps organize Provincetown Players; moves to New York City; Carlotta Monterey marries M. C. Chapman in October.

1917: O'Neill moves back to Provincetown in March; moves to New York City in fall; meets Agnes Boulton; Cynthia Chapman is born to Carlotta Monterey and M. C. Chapman (they divorce within one year).

1918: O'Neill moves with Boulton to Provincetown; marries Boulton Apr 12; they move to West Point Pleasant (N.J.) in fall.

1919: They move to Peaked Hill Bar (Provincetown, Mass.) in May; rent house in town in fall.

1919 Oct 30: Shane Rudraighe O'Neill born in Provincetown.

1920 Aug 10: James O'Neill dies.

1922 Feb 28: Mary Ellen Quinlan O'Neill dies.

1922 Apr: Carlotta Monterey plays Mildred Douglas in The Hairy Ape; she meets O'Neill.

1922 fall: O'Neill and family move to Brook Farm (Ridgefield, Conn.).

1922: Carlotta Monterey marries Ralph Barton.

1923 Nov 8: James O'Neill, Jr. dies.

1924 fall: O'Neill and family move to Bermuda; rent cottage in Paget Parish.

1925 May 14: Oona O'Neill born.

1925 Jul: O'Neill and family go to Nantucket (Mass.).

1925 Oct: O'Neill and family go to Brook Farm.

1926 Feb: O'Neill and family go to Bermuda; rent Bellevue in Paget Parish.

1926 Mar: Carlotta Monterey divorces Ralph Barton.

1926 Jun 23: O'Neill receives honorary degree from Yale University.

1926: O'Neill and family go to Belgrade Lakes (Me.) in the summer; visited by Barbara Burton and Eugene O'Neill, Jr.; O'Neill meets Carlotta Monterey again.

1926 Oct: O'Neill goes to New York; sees Carlotta.

1926 Nov: O'Neill goes to Bermuda; Spithead is renovated.

1927 Aug: O'Neill goes to New York for play rehearsals.

1927 Oct: O'Neill goes to Bermuda.

1927 Nov: O'Neill goes to New York.

1928 Feb 10: O'Neill leaves with Carlotta for Europe.

1928 Mar: Rent villa in Guéthary (France).

1928 Oct: Leave for China.

1928 Dec: Leave for Manila.

1929 Jan 1: Carlotta leaves O'Neill in Colombo, Ceylon.

1929 Jan 15: Reunited in Port Said (Egypt).

1929 Jan: Rent villa in Cap-d'Ail (France).

1929 Jun: Rent Château du Plessis (St. Antoine-du-Rocher, Indre et Loire, France).

1929 Jul 2: O'Neill and Boulton divorce.

1929 Jul 22: O'Neill marries Carlotta in Paris.

1929 fall: Buy dalmation, Silverdene Emblem (Blemie).

1930 Oct: Travel in Spain and Morocco.

1930 Nov: Return to Château du Plessis.

1931 Mar: Go to Las Palmas (Canary Islands).

1931 May: Return to New York City.

1931 May 19: Ralph Barton commits suicide.

1931 Jun: Rent Beacon Farm (Northport, N.Y.).

1931 Sep: Rent apartment at 1095 Park Avenue (New York, N.Y.).

1932 Jun: Move to Casa Genotta (Sea Island, Ga.).

1933 Aug: Vacation at Wolf Lake (N.Y.).

1934 Aug-Sep: Vacation at Wolf Lake (N.Y.).

1936 Nov: Move to Seattle; rent house at 4701 West Ruffner Street.

1936 Nov 12: O'Neill wins Nobel Prize for Literature.

1936 Dec: O'Neill hospitalized at Merritt Hospital (Oakland, Calif.); has appendix removed.

1937 Apr: Rent house at 2909 Avalon Avenue, Berkeley (Calif.).

1937 Jun: Rent house in Lafayette (Calif.).

1937 Dec: Move to Tao House (Danville, Calif.).

1940 Dec 17: Blemie dies.

1942 Apr: Oona chosen "Debutante No. 1" by Stork Club (New York, N.Y.).

1943 Jun 16: Oona marries Charlie Chaplin.

1944 Feb: Sell Tao House; move to Huntington Hotel (San Francisco, Calif.).

1945 Oct: Move to Hotel Barclay (New York, N.Y.).

1946 spring: Move to apartment at 35 East 84th Street.

1948 Jan 18: Carlotta leaves O'Neill.

1948 Jan 27: O'Neill breaks left arm.

1948 Mar: They reconcile.

1948 fall: Move to cottage in Marblehead (Mass.).

1950 Sep 25: O'Neill, Jr. commits suicide in Woodstock (N.Y.).

1951 Feb 5: O'Neill and Carlotta quarrel; O'Neill breaks leg; is hospitalized at Salem Hospital.

1951 Feb 6: Carlotta hospitalized as psychiatric patient.

1951 Mar 23: O'Neill signs petition alleging Carlotta is insane and incapable.

1951 Mar 31: O'Neill enters Doctors' Hospital (New York, N.Y.).

1951 Apr 23: O'Neill withdraws petition against Carlotta.

1951 May 17: O'Neill moves with Carlotta to Shelton Hotel, Suite 401 (Boston, Mass.); they sell Marblehead cottage.

1953 Nov 27: O'Neill dies at Shelton Hotel.

1953 Dec 2: O'Neill buried at Forest Hills Cemetery (Boston, Mass.).

1955: Carlotta moves to Lowell Hotel (New York, N.Y.).

1958: Carlotta moves to Carlton House (New York, N.Y.).

1968 Nov: Carlotta enters St. Luke's Hospital (New York, N.Y.).

1969 Mar: Carlotta transferred to DeWitt Nursing Home (New York, N.Y.).

1970 Jul: Carlotta transferred to Valley Nursing Home (Westwood, N.J.).

1970 Nov 18: Carlotta dies at Valley Nursing Home.

1970 Nov 28: Carlotta buried at Forest Hills Cemetery (Boston, Mass.). For further information, see: Bogard, Travis and Jackson R. Bryer, editors. Selected Letters of Eugene O'Neill. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1988. Boulton, Agnes. Part of a Long Story. Garden City, N.Y.: Doubleday, 1958. Bowen, Croswell. The Curse of the Misbegotten: A Tale of the House of O'Neill. New York: McGraw-Hill Book Company, 1959. Gelb, Arthur and Barbara Gelb. O'Neill. New York: Harper & Row, 1973. Miller, Jordan Yale. Eugene O'Neill and the American Critic: A Summary and Bibliographical Checklist. Hamden, Conn.: Archon Books, 1974. O'Neill, Eugene. Complete Plays. New York, N.Y.: Library of America, 1988. Sheaffer, Louis. O'Neill: Son and Playwright. Boston: Little, Brown, 1968. Sheaffer, Louis. O'Neill: Son and Artist. Boston: Little, Brown, 1973.

Appendix

Series IV, Personal Papers, Carlotta Monterey O'Neill Diaries and Calendars, boxes 83-87

Green "Daily Reminder," 1928:
EO wearing bathing suit, sitting on beach in Guéthary (France), [1928]
CMO wearing shorts sitting on beach in Guéthary, [1928]
CMO sitting on steps of house holding white dog in Belgrade Lakes (Me.), [1926 summer]
EO sitting with CMO and unidentified woman on beach in Guéthary, [1928] CMO wearing suit, carrying walking stick (2 versions) in Baden-Baden (Germany), [1927 Jul]
CMO standing at railing on boat to China, [1928 Oct]
EO standing at railing on boat to China, [1928 Oct]
CMO standing in front of fence in Baden-Baden, [1927 Jul] CMO standing in front of fence with Olga van Henkelow, 1927 [Jul]
CMO standing in front of fence in Baden-Baden, [1927 Jul]
EO sitting in boat on Adour River, [1928]

Green "Daily Reminder," 1929:
EO sitting wearing v-neck sweater next to CMO, Cap-d'Ail (France), [1929]
EO standing with CMO in front of tree at Château du Plessis (St. Antoine-du-Rocher, Indre et Loire, France), [1929]
View of Château du Plessis, [1930]
EO wearing checkered sweater on porch, leaning against building, side view, at Cap-d'Ail, [1929 Feb]
EO wearing checkered sweater on porch, leaning against building, front view, at Cap-d'Ail, [1929 Feb]
EO sitting wearing checkered sweater, reading newspaper inside French doors, at Cap-d'Ail, [1929]
EO sitting in Bugatti racing car, in driveway, at Château du Plessis, [1930]

Green "Daily Reminder," 1930:
EO sitting on step next to Blemie, sitting at Château du Plessis, [1930] EO wearing bathing suit next to pool, shaking Ben's paw at Château du Plessis, [1930]
CMO sitting next to pool at Château du Plessis, [1930]
CMO standing in front of house at Château du Plessis, [1930]
Blemie sitting, leaning against house at Château du Plessis, [1930]
Studio portrait of EO for identity cards, [1930 Feb 4]
Studio portrait of CMO for identity cards, [1930 Feb 4]
EO sitting in Bugatti racing car, in driveway, at Château du Plessis, [1930]
Studio portrait of EO for passport, [1930 Feb 4]
Studio portrait of CMO for passport, [1929 Mar 14]
View of Château du Plessis, [1930]

Green "Daily Reminder," 1931:
EO standing with CMO in front of tree at Château du Plessis, [1929]
EO leaning against balcony, side view, at Las Palmas (Canary Islands), [1931 Mar]
EO wearing striped robe, lying on lawn, reading next to Blemie, at Beacon Farm (Northport, N.Y.), [1931 summer] (2 versions)
EO wearing striped robe, walking on grass path from ocean, at Beacon Farm, [1931 summer]
View of Château du Plessis, [1930]

Green "Daily Reminder," 1932:
CMO standing in archway with architect and foreman during construction at Casa Genotta (Sea Island, Ga.), 1932
Casa Genotta from beach, while being constructed, 1932
Casa Genotta from beach, [193-] (2 versions)
Entrance to Casa Genotta, [193-] (2 versions)
EO sitting on deck chair at Casa Genotta, [1934]
EO wearing bathing suit, sitting on beach next to CMO, looking at her, at Beacon Farm, [1931 summer]
Portrait by Edward Steichen of CMO, sitting, from right, with eyes open, [1933]
EO sitting on deck chair at Casa Genotta with Blemie on his lap, [1933]

Green "Daily Reminder," 1933:
EO sitting on deck chair at Casa Genotta with Blemie on his lap, [1933]
CMO wearing long, print dress, lying in deck chair at Casa Genotta, [1932]
Casa Genotta from beach, [193-]
Wearing bathing suit, standing on diving board at Wolf Lake (N.Y.), [1933 or 1934]
EO standing near cabin at Wolf Lake, [1933 or 1934]
EO sitting on deck chair at Casa Genotta, [1934]
CMO sitting on log at Wolf Lake, [1933 or 1934]
Portrait by Carl Van Vechten of EO sitting on beach at Casa Genotta, [1936 May 16]
Portrait by Carl Van Vechten of CMO standing on lawn, 1936 May 15 CMO leaning against tree at Wolf Lake, [1933 or 1934]

Green "Daily Reminder," 1934:
EO sitting outside at Casa Genotta with George Jean Nathan, [1934]
EO standing outside at Casa Genotta with George Jean Nathan, [1934] (2 versions)
EO sitting in canoe at Wolf Lake, [1933 or 1934]
EO standing on lawn at Casa Genotta, [1934]
EO wearing bathing suit, sitting on diving board at Wolf Lake, [1933 or 1934]
CMO standing in front of wall at Casa Genotta, [1934]
EO standing with CMO on lawn at Casa Genotta, [1934]
Blemie sitting on stool, wearing sun glasses, at Casa Genotta, [1934]

Green "Daily Reminder," 1935:
Casa Genotta from beach, [193-]
EO standing next to chicken, "Marcia," on lawn at Casa Genotta, [1935]
EO crouching with chicken, "Marcia," on lawn at Casa Genotta, [1935]
View from house looking across patio, at Casa Genotta, [193-]
CMO sitting on deck chair next to unidentified woman at Casa Genotta, [1935]
Balconies at Casa Genotta, [193-]
Patio at Casa Genotta, 1935
"Right garden" at Casa Genotta, [1935]
Bird house at Casa Genotta, 1935
Views (2) of wall at Casa Genotta, [193-]
Views (2) of house from yard at Casa Genotta, [193-]
Goldfish pond at Casa Genotta, [1932 Oct]

Green "Daily Reminder," 1936:
View of EO's study, [193-]
EO wearing bathing suit next to pool, shaking Ben's paw at Château du Plessis, [1930]
EO sitting on deck chair at Casa Genotta with Blemie on his lap, [1933]
EO wearing bathing suit, sitting on beach next to CMO, looking at her, at Beacon Farm, [1931 summer]
EO standing with CMO in front of tree at Château du Plessis, [1929]
Portrait by Edward Steichen of CMO, sitting, from right, with eyes open, [1933]
EO leaning against balcony, side view, at Las Palmas, [1931 Mar]

Green "Daily Reminder," 1937:
EO standing with CMO in front of tree at Château du Plessis, [1929]
View of Château du Plessis, [1930]
CMO sitting outside on deck chair (2 versions), [193-]

Green "Daily Reminder," 1938:
EO standing outside, looking toward camera at Tao House, [1939]
EO sitting in Bugatti racing car, in driveway, at Château du Plessis, [1930]
EO standing next to chicken, "Marcia," on lawn at Casa Genotta, [1935]
EO crouching with chicken, "Marcia," on lawn at Casa Genotta, [1935]
EO wearing bathing suit, sitting on dock in Las Palmas, [1931 Mar]

Green "Daily Reminder," 1939:
EO standing with CMO and black cat in front of valley at Tao House, [1939]
EO standing outside, looking toward fields at Tao House, [1939]
EO wearing striped robe, walking on grass path from ocean, at Beacon Farm, [1931 summer]
EO wearing striped robe, standing in grass, at Beacon Farm, [1931 summer]
EO wearing bathing suit, sitting on beach in Guéthary, [1928]
CMO wearing shorts sitting on beach in Guéthary, [1928]

Green "Daily Reminder," 1940:
EO standing outside, looking toward camera at Tao House, [1939]
EO standing with CMO in front of tree at Château du Plessis, [1929]
View of Château du Plessis, [1930]
Views inside back yard at Tao House, [1941 Aug 4] (4 versions)
EO standing outside, looking toward camera at Tao House, [1939]
EO standing on porch, looking toward fields at Tao House, [1939]
EO standing with CMO and black cat in front of valley at Tao House, [1939]
View from entrance door to Tao House, n.d.
EO wearing striped robe, lying on lawn, reading next to Blemie, at Beacon Farm, [1931 summer]
Blemie looking toward bushes at Château du Plessis, [1930]
Blemie lying in his bed at Tao House, [1940] (2 versions)

Green "Daily Reminder," 1941:
EO standing on porch, looking toward fields at Tao House, [1939]
View of terrace and part of house at Tao House, n.d.
EO standing outside, looking toward fields at Tao House, [1939]
Pool at Tao House (4 versions), [1941 Aug 4]
"Large meadow at Tao House," [1941 Aug 4]
Old barn at Tao House, [1941 Aug 4]
EO standing with CMO and black cat in front of valley at Tao House, [1939]
"Corner of patio" at Tao House, n.d.
"Another view of patio" at Tao House, n.d.
"Another corner of patio" at Tao House, n.d
. "Black gate entering patio from drive-in circle" at Tao House, n.d.

Green "Daily Reminder," 1942:
EO standing near pool at Tao House, [1941]
EO sitting on chair near pool at Tao House, [1941]
Front of house, looking up hill at Tao House, [1939 May 23]
Pool at Tao House (3 versions), [1941 Aug 4]
View inside back yard (3 versions), [1941 Aug 4]
View by Ray Moulin of living room at Tao House, [1939 May 23]
View of yard from house in winter, n.d.
View of Château du Plessis, [1930]
EO standing with CMO in front of tree at Château du Plessis, [1929]
EO sitting in Bugatti racing car, in driveway, at Château du Plessis, [1930]
EO sitting on step next to Blemie, sitting at Château du Plessis, [1930]

Green "Daily Reminder," 1943:
EO on ladder, tacking up jasmine at Tao House, [1941 Aug 4]
EO sitting at table outside, eating, at Tao House, [1941]
EO on ladder, tacking up jasmine at Tao House, [1941 Aug 4] (2 versions)
Casa Genotta from beach, [193-]
EO sitting on deck chair at Casa Genotta with Blemie on his lap, [1933]
CMO wearing long, print dress, lying in deck chair at Casa Genotta, [1932]
Casa Genotta from beach, [193-]
EO standing next to chicken, "Marcia," on lawn at Casa Genotta, [1935]
EO crouching with chicken, "Marcia," on lawn at Casa Genotta, [1935]
EO sitting in white dress, front view, [ca. 1889]
CMO wearing shorts sitting on beach in Guéthary, [1928]
EO wearing bathing suit, sitting on beach in Guéthary, [1928]
CMO standing in front of Château du Plessis, [1930]
CMO sitting next to pool at Château du Plessis, [1930]
EO sitting wearing v-neck sweater next to CMO, Cap-d'Ail, [1929]
EO leaning against balcony, side view, at Las Palmas, [1931 Mar]

Green "Daily Reminder," 1954:
EO wearing bathing suit, sitting on beach next to CMO, looking at her, at Beacon Farm, [1931 summer]
EO standing with CMO and black cat in front of valley at Tao House, [1939]

Series V, Photographs, Family, Carlotta Monterey O'Neill, box 144, folder 2556

Portfolio of fourteen portraits by Maurice Goldberg, [192-]:
Portrait by Marcia Stein of CMO, looking toward camera, 1922
Wearing black dress, with head leaning back
Wearing black dress, looking forward, far away
Wearing black dress, looking forward, close-up
Wearing v-neck dress, close-up
Wearing v-neck dress, holding vase
Wearing velvet robe
Wearing roses in her hair, with arms behind her head
Wearing v-neck robe, with hair in bun
Wearing Asian robe, with arms stretched out
Surrounded by roses
Holding sheer scarf
Dressed as painter, looking at plaster mold
Dressed as painter, looking at camera

Series V, Photographs, Albums

Guéthary (France) album, 1928, box 114, folder 2117: EO wearing bathing suit, sitting on beach
CMO wearing shorts sitting on beach
EO wearing bathing suit, standing with CMO wearing shorts, on beach
EO sitting with two unidentified women on beach
EO sitting with CMO and unidentified woman on beach
EO wearing robe, standing outside next to dog
EO leaning against car, close-up
EO standing on boat ramp on Adour River
EO swimming in Adour River
EO sitting in boat on Adour River
EO wearing tie, standing in front of bushes
EO wearing robe with white dots, standing outside
EO sitting outside, with arm around CMO
EO wearing bathing suit, standing in driveway
EO wearing bathing suit, standing and drying off with towel (4 versions)
EO wearing bathing suit, sitting and drying off with towel
EO wearing robe with white dots, sitting outside, smoking, side view

Guéthary (France) and Cap-d'Ail (France) album, 1928-29, box 114, folder 2118: In Guéthary:
Two landscape scenes
Unidentified woman standing on balcony
Two landscape scenes
EO sitting with two unidentified women on park bench
One landscape scene
EO sitting with CMO and unidentified woman on beach
One landscape scene
EO lying in field
Two landscape scenes
EO sitting with two unidentified women on beach
EO wearing bathing suit, sitting on beach
EO wearing bathing suit, standing with unidentified woman
EO wearing bathing suit, standing on [sand?] structures on beach
EO wearing bathing suit, standing with CMO wearing shorts, on beach
EO wearing bathing suit, standing with CMO on [sand?] structures on beach
Unidentified man with dog
EO lying on grass
EO wearing robe, standing outside next to dog
EO leaning against car, far away
EO wearing robe with white dots, sitting outside, smoking, side view
EO leaning against car, close-up
CMO standing in front of car
CMO wearing shorts sitting on beach
EO wearing bathing suit, standing on beach
EO wearing bathing suit, sitting on beach chair on beach
EO wearing bathing suit, standing on beach
EO wearing bathing suit, lying on beach
EO swimming in Adour River
Seven scenes of Adour River
EO standing on boat ramp on Adour River
Two scenes of Adour River
EO wearing robe with white dots, standing outside
EO wearing tie, standing in front of bushes
EO sitting in boat on Adour River
In Cap-d'Ail:
EO sitting wearing v-neck sweater with CMO leaning over his shoulder
EO sitting wearing checkered sweater, reading newspaper inside French doors
In Guéthary:
EO wearing bathing suit, sitting on beach next to CMO, with her eyes closed
EO wearing bathing suit, sitting on beach next to CMO, with her eyes open
EO wearing bathing suit, standing with arms around CMO
In Cap-d'Ail:
EO sitting wearing checkered sweater next to CMO
EO standing on porch, wearing Asian robe
Unidentified man sitting
EO sitting outside, with arm around CMO
EO standing outside, with arm around CMO
EO wearing bathing suit, standing on steps
EO sitting wearing v-neck sweater with CMO leaning over his shoulder
In Guéthary:
EO wearing robe with white dots, sitting outside, smoking, front view
EO wearing bathing suit, sitting on park bench
EO wearing bathing suit, sitting on stone steps
EO wearing bathing suit, sitting on beach, putting on shoes
EO wearing bathing suit, standing and drying off with towel
EO wearing bathing suit, sitting and drying off with towel
EO wearing bathing suit, standing and drying off with towel (2 versions)
EO wearing bathing suit, standing in driveway
EO wearing bathing suit, standing and drying off with towel
EO wearing bathing suit, sitting on beach chair on beach
EO wearing robe with white dots, sitting outside, smoking, side view
In Cap-d'Ail:
EO sitting wearing v-neck sweater next to CMO
EO sitting wearing v-neck sweater with CMO leaning over his shoulder
EO sitting wearing v-neck sweater next to CMO
EO sitting wearing v-neck sweater with CMO leaning over his shoulder
EO wearing checkered sweater on porch, leaning against column, front view
EO wearing checkered sweater on porch, leaning against column, front view, with arms crossed
EO wearing checkered sweater on porch, leaning against column, front view
EO wearing checkered sweater on porch, leaning against column, side view
EO sitting wearing checkered sweater, reading newspaper inside French doors (4 versions)
EO wearing checkered sweater on porch, leaning against building, front view
EO on porch with canary in cage
EO wearing checkered sweater on porch, leaning against building, side view
EO standing on porch in front of French doors, wearing Asian robe
CMO leaning against stone wall, wearing brimmed hat
CMO sitting on steps, wearing cloche hat
EO sitting wearing checkered sweater, reading newspaper inside French doors (2 versions)
EO sitting wearing checkered sweater with CMO leaning over his shoulder
EO sitting wearing v-neck sweater, smoking, next to CMO
EO sitting wearing v-neck sweater next to CMO (2 versions)
Four landscape scenes

Château du Plessis (St. Antoine-du-Rocher, Indre et Loire, France), Album #1, 1929-30, box 114, folder 2119:
View of house
Two views of house
Fox terrier dog lying on lawn in front of house
View of grounds
EO wearing robe with white dots, standing on lawn next to fox terrier dog,
lying on lawn
Four views of grounds
Fox terrier dog lying on path
Three views of grounds
EO wearing robe with white dots, sitting on steps, looking toward camera, with fox terrier dog
EO wearing robe with white dots, standing on lawn, with fox terrier dog jumping on him
EO wearing robe with white dots, sitting on steps, looking away from camera, with fox terrier dog
EO wearing robe with white dots, standing in shadow, looking toward camera
EO wearing robe with white dots, sitting on steps, looking at fox terrier dog
EO wearing robe with white dots, standing in shadow, looking away from camera
EO sitting in Bugatti racing car, with Ben standing in driveway
EO wearing bathing suit, standing next to Carlotta Monterey O'Neill, who is holding fox terrier dog on park bench
EO sitting in Bugatti racing car, in driveway
EO wearing robe with white dots, standing on steps, with fox terrier dog jumping on him
EO sitting on park bench, side view
EO wearing bathing suit, sitting next to pool, smoking
EO wearing checkered sweater on porch at Cap-d'Ail, leaning against column next to CMO
CMO sitting next to pool, with parasol, at Château du Plessis
EO standing on lawn, Casa Genotta, [1934]
EO sitting on step next to Blemie, sitting
EO wearing bathing suit, sitting with feet in pool, with arm around fox terrier dog, side view
Blemie standing on lawn
EO wearing bathing suit, standing in pool
EO in pool, looking at fox terrier dog
EO wearing bathing suit, standing on walkway (2 versions)
EO wearing bathing suit, sitting with feet in pool, next to fox terrier dog, looking at dog, front view
Two views of pool
EO in pool, with fox terrier dog looking into pool
EO wearing bathing suit, standing on walkway, holding paws of fox terrier dog
EO standing with Lillian Gish, George Jean Nathan, and Blemie
EO in pool, looking at camera
EO wearing bathing suit, sitting with feet in pool, next to fox terrier dog
EO wearing bathing suit, sitting next to pool, with fox terrier dog
EO wearing bathing suit, standing next to pool
EO wearing bathing suit, sitting with feet in pool, next to fox terrier dog, looking toward camera, front view
EO standing with George Jean Nathan and CMO
EO standing, holding Blemie
EO standing, holding Ben
Ben lying in driveway
Blemie sitting, leaning against house
EO wearing bathing suit next to pool, shaking Ben's paw
EO standing, holding Ben's paws
EO sitting on step next to Blemie, sitting
Blemie lying in driveway
Blemie standing on lawn
Blemie lying in driveway (2 versions)
[Butler?] standing on lawn next to Ben
Ben lying on path
EO wearing bathing suit, reaching arm into pool
EO sitting in Bugatti racing car, in driveway
EO leaning against Bugatti racing car, in driveway
EO sitting in Bugatti racing car, in driveway
EO sitting on park bench, with Blemie standing
EO sitting on park bench, front view
EO sitting on park bench, side view
EO sitting on park bench, front view
Five views of house
View of drive
View of grounds
View of drive
View of grounds
CMO standing with Blemie near pool
CMO sitting next to pool
CMO sitting next to pool with Blemie
CMO standing with Blemie near pool
CMO sitting next to pool with Blemie
CMO standing with Lillian Gish and George Jean Nathan
View of house (3 versions)
View of grounds
Three views of house
View of house
View of pool
EO wearing striped robe, standing next to pool
Two views of pool

Château du Plessis (St. Antoine-du-Rocher, Indre et Loire, France), album #2, 1930, box 114, folder 2120:
George Jean Nathan standing outside with Lillian Gish and Blemie
Blemie sitting next to birdcage
George Jean Nathan sitting on deck chair, from right
George Jean Nathan sitting on deck chair, front view
George Jean Nathan standing with arms around Lillian Gish, and Blemie in foreground
George Jean Nathan standing with Lillian Gish
George Jean Nathan sitting on steps with Lillian Gish, front view
George Jean Nathan sitting on steps with Lillian Gish, side view
EO sitting on steps next to Blemie, standing, looking at Blemie
EO sitting on steps next to Blemie, sitting
EO standing with CMO on other side of pool
EO sitting on wire chair in driveway next to Blemie, standing
View of grounds
EO sitting with CMO at end of pool
View of drive
Blemie lying on steps near birdcage
EO standing with CMO, facing each other on steps
EO standing with CMO next to house, with Blemie in foreground
EO standing with CMO in front of tree
EO standing with CMO in woods
EO standing next to CMO next to house
EO standing with CMO on drive
EO standing with CMO on path
EO sitting with unidentified woman on park bench
EO standing with unidentified woman on path, with Blemie in foreground
EO sitting with unidentified woman in field
EO standing with unidentified woman next to house
CMO standing in field, close-up
Two men on three horses in field
CMO standing in field, far away
CMO standing next to pool
Unidentified woman standing in field, far away
View of grounds
CMO standing in field, close-up
Unidentified woman standing in field, close-up
Unidentified woman standing next to Blemie
Unidentified woman kneeling next to Blemie
Ben lying in driveway
Blemie looking toward bushes
CMO sitting with unidentified woman on park bench
CMO sitting on wire chair in front of steps
Two views of grounds
Two views of house
View of grounds (2 versions)
Pool (2 versions)
Two views of grounds
EO wearing [underwear?], sitting next to pool (6 versions)
Two views of flowers
Four views of grounds
Two views of house
One view of grounds
One view of house
EO sitting with unidentified man in deck chairs (8 versions)
Unidentified man sitting on deck chair
Seven views of house
One view of grounds
One view of house
Chauffeur standing next to O'Neills' car
One view of house
EO standing in front of car, with chauffeur to right

Tao House, album #1, 1940 Dec 6, box 115, folder 2121:
Eleven views of house from fields
View of orchard from terrace
Pool

Tao House, album #2, 1941 Jun 26, box 115, folder 2122:
Outside of wall of yard
View of yard from house
View of countryside from house
View inside back yard

Tao House, album #3, 1941 Aug 4, box 115, folder 2123:
Front of house, looking up hill
Walkway
Pool
View outside of wall of yard
Pool
EO on ladder, tacking up jasmine
EO on ladder, tacking up jasmine

Tao House, album #4, 1941 Aug 4, box 115, folder 2124:
View inside back yard (3 versions)
Outbuilding
Pool (2 copies)
View of yard from house
View inside back yard

Tao House, album #g5, 1942 May 3, box 115, folder 2125:
Four views inside back yard

Scrapbook made by Carlotta Monterey O'Neill, [1954?], box 138, folder 2495:
EO standing with Carlotta Monterey O'Neill and black cat in front of valley at Tao House, 1939
Studio portraits by [de Meyer?] of EO sitting at table, looking at camera, [1929 Jul?]
Portrait by Edward Steichen of EO sitting, looking at camera, [1933]
Portrait by Edward Steichen of CMO sitting, from right, with eyes open, [1933]
Two views of grounds at Château du Plessis, [1930]
View of drive at Château du Plessis, [1930]
View of house at Château du Plessis, [1930]
EO standing with CMO in front of tree at Château du Plessis, [1929]
EO standing on porch, wearing Asian robe at Cap-d'Ail, [1929]
EO sitting wearing v-neck sweater next to CMO at Cap-d'Ail, [1929]
EO sitting on step next to Blemie, sitting, at Château du Plessis, [1930]
EO leaning against balcony, side view, at Las Palmas, [1931 Mar]
CMO sitting next to pool at Château du Plessis, [1930]
EO wearing bathing suit, sitting on beach at Guéthary, [1928]
EO wearing bathing suit, sitting on beach next to CMO, looking at her at Beacon Farm, [1931 summer]
EO sitting in Bugatti racing car, in driveway at Château du Plessis, [1930]
CMO wearing shorts sitting on beach at Guéthary, [1928]
EO wearing striped robe, lying on lawn, reading next to Blemie, at Beacon Farm, [1931 summer]
Goldfish pond at Casa Genotta, [1932 Oct]
View of house from beach at Casa Genotta, [193-]
EO sitting on deck chair with Blemie on his lap at Casa Genotta, [1933]
EO leaning back in deck chair at Casa Genotta, [1933]
View of patio at Casa Genotta, [193-]
EO leaning against fence at Wolf Lake, [1934]
EO wearing bathing suit, standing on diving board at Wolf Lake, [1934]
EO sitting in canoe at Wolf Lake, [1934]
EO sitting on deck chair with Blemie on his lap at Casa Genotta, [1933]
EO standing in front of cabinet, smoking at Tao House, [1939]
EO opening up piano, "Rosie" at Tao House, [1939]
EO playing piano, "Rosie," with eyes closed, at Tao House, [1939]
EO playing piano, "Rosie," with eyes open, at Tao House, [1939]
EO playing piano, "Rosie," looking up, at Tao House, [1939]
EO leaning against piano, "Rosie," at Tao House, [1939]
Studio portrait by Ben Pinchot of EO sitting, with CMO leaning against him, [192-]
Portrait by Marcia Stein of CMO looking left, close-up, [192-]
EO leaning on elbow (dark background) in Seattle (Wash.), [1936 Nov]
Debut portrait by Lallie Charles of CMO in London, [1909]
Portrait by F. Roy Kemp at 35 East 84th Street, New York of EO standing on balcony, [1946 Aug 15]
CMO wearing long, print dress, lying in deck chair at Casa Genotta, [1932]
EO on ladder, tacking up jasmine at Tao House, [1941 Aug 4] (3 versions)
EO sitting on stump in garden at Tao House, [1941]
EO sitting on deck chair in garden at Tao House, [1941]
Studio portrait by Nickolas Muray of EO, [1922]
Studio portrait by Nickolas Muray of EO, [1926]
Portrait by Edward Steichen of EO, n.d.
EO sitting on rock writing in notebook, [ca. 1893-94]

Series VI, Memorabilia, Office Material, Stationery

Visiting cards, box 129, folder 2447
"Carlotta Monterey O'Neill" cards
"Eugene O'Neill" cards in Cartier box
"Mr. and Mrs. Eugene O'Neill" cards with envelopes in Cartier box
"Mrs. Eugene O'Neill" cards in Cartier box
Plates for visiting cards, wrapped in Cartier paper, in Arden powder box; box is labeled "Dies" in CMO's hand
Brown leather case [for visiting cards?]

Series VI, Memorabilia, Office Material, Writing Tools

Pen, pencils, erasers, sharpener, and monogram stamp, box 129, folder 2448:
Fountain pen, with tip
Fountain pen tips (12), in paper Esterbrook box
Erace-Rite ink eraser, with brush
Blaisdell Klenzo ink eraser
Monogram stamp, "C" and "E" intertwined
Pencil sharpener, in black case
A. W. Faber "Castell" metal box, containing 12 pencils, one sharpened Eberhard Faber Black Wing paper box, containing nine 602 pencils, seven sharpened
Venus Drawing Pencils paper box, containing ten 3B pencils, one sharpened

Series VI, Memorabilia, Personal Effects Leather jewelry box, box 130, folder 2464:
Upper left tray, upper left compartment:
Set of two brown knotted cord cuff links
Set of two black knotted cord cuff links
Set of two blue and red knotted cord cuff links
Set of two red and white knotted cord cuff links
One blue knotted cord cuff link
One black swirled cord cuff link
One Tiffany and Company purple and yellow cuff link
One purple and yellow screw-on cuff link

Upper left tray, middle left compartment:
One gold chain for watch and keys
Set of two gold "Krementz Plate" collar fasteners
Set of two plain gold collar fasteners
One Tiffany and Company 14K gold collar fastener
One mother-of-pearl and gold "Swank 2 for 25" collar fastener
Set of two gold garter fasteners

Upper left tray, lower left compartment:
One coral cameo, engraved with portrait of Carlotta Monterey O'Neill
One 1924 $20 United States gold coin

Upper left tray, right compartment:
One gold ring, set with brown and green opal
One gold ring, set with fire opal, engraved: "C. to E. 1st year"
Gold ring of Carlotta Monterey O'Neill, engraved on outside: "PORT SAID _ JAN. 15. 29"; engraved on inside: "I AM NOT AS I WAS"
Gold ring of Eugene O'Neill, engraved on outside: "PORT SAID _ JAN. 15. 29"; engraved on inside: "I AM NOT AS I WAS"

Upper right tray, left compartment:
One Cartier ring composed of three circlets
One gold linked ring
One green jade ring

Upper right tray, upper right compartment:
Two cameos of a woman, one in [amber?] set in gold, one in white framed in gold; both cameos in green leather box

Upper right tray, lower right compartment:
One gold cigarette lighter with Dunhill watch set into side, in chamois pouch; lighter engraved: "To Genie - from Carlotta, 7/22/'29."

Lower tray, left compartment:
One gold cigarette case, in chamois pouch; case engraved on outside: "To Gene from Carlotta, 1927"
One set of two black garters with gold clasps; each clasp engraved: "E.O.'N"
One set of two ebony and coral cuff links, in chamois double pouch One stainless steel Morgan pocket watch on platinum-and-pearl chain, in chamois pouch
One Longines wrist watch, with leather strap, engraved on back: "EUGENE O'NEILL"

Lower tray, right compartment:
One porcelain miniature doll
Two Catholic holy medals
One gold collar pin

Processing Information

Historically, the Eugene O'Neill Papers at Beinecke were comprised of a number of accessions unrelated by provenance and classified as Za O'Neill. These materials were processed between 1997 and 1998; at that time, they were separated by provenance into four collections: Eugene O'Neill Papers (YCAL MSS 123); Eugene O'Neill Collection (YCAL MSS 124); Agnes Boulton Collection of Eugene O'Neill (YCAL MSS 122); and Eugene O'Neill, Jr. Collection (YCAL MSS 126).
Title
Guide to the Eugene O'Neill Papers
Author
by Miriam B. Spectre
Date
July1998
Language of description
Finding aid written in English

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