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Osborn Manuscript Files

 Collection
Call Number: OSB MSS FILE
Overview: The Osborn Manuscript Files contain single, unbound manuscripts and small groups of manuscripts acquired for the Osborn Collection from various sources at various times.
Dates: 14th - 20th century

Norman Holmes Pearson Collection of “Art for the Wrong Reason”

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Call Number: YCAL MSS 1031
Scope and Contents: The collection contains sixty-three sketches, drawings, paintings, and prints acquired by Yale faculty member Norman Holmes Pearson not for their aesthetic or artistic merit, but because they were created by poets and other authors; he titled his collection “Art for the Wrong Reason.” The works were executed in crayon, gouache, graphite, ink, charcoal, oil, and watercolor on paper, board, canvas, and panel, by fifty-three writers including E. E. Cummings, George Du Maurier, Victor Hugo, D. H....
Dates: 1833-1979

Dorothy Peterson collection

 Collection
Call Number: JWJ MSS 10
Overview: The Dorothy Peterson Collection contains Correspondence to Peterson from such persons as Langston Hughes, Nella Larsen, and Carl Van Vechten, as well as Jerome Bowers Peterson memorabilia.
Dates: 1877-1966

Hester Lynch Piozzi collection

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Call Number: GEN MSS 125
Overview: Contains letters from Piozzi to various people, including Thomas Cadell, William Augustus Conway, and Penelope Pennington; one letter from William Seward that is addressed to Henry Thrale but written to Piozzi; and a manuscript version of Piozzi's poem, "The Three Warnings."
Dates: 1776-1930

Alexander Pope collection

 Collection
Call Number: GEN MSS 270
Overview: Contains letters from Pope to various people, including John Conduitt, Robert Craggs Nugent, and Jonathan Richardson; a holograph draft of Pope's translation of the first 48 lines of Book 8 of Homer's "Iliad"; a holograph inscription for Jonathan Swift's grandfather's tomb (with holograph notes by Swift); and an album (formerly owned by John Murray) that contains material by and about Pope.
Dates: 1713-1855

[Commonplace book]

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Call Number: OSBORN FB150
Overview: Manuscript, in several unidentified hands, containing tracts on Parliament, verse, etc.
Dates: [ca. 1629-1632]

Joseph Ritson collection

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Call Number: GEN MSS 76
Overview: The collection contains works by and about Ritson, a small quantity of correspondence, and the manuscript of the Bibliographia Scotica.
Dates: 1782-1824

Olga Rudge Papers

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Call Number: YCAL MSS 54
Overview: The Olga Rudge Papers document many aspects of Rudge's personal life and professional activities. There are 32 boxes of letters between Ezra Pound and Rudge. Other major correspondents include Mary de Rachewiltz, James Laughlin, George Antheil, Renata Borgatti, conte Guido Chigi Saracini, Cyril Connolly, T. S. Eliot, Egerton Grey, Desmond O'Grady, D. D. Paige, Ildebrando Pizzetti, Dorothy Pound, and Adrian Stokes. The papers also contain daily notebooks kept by Rudge from 1966 on; a variety of...
Dates: 1887-1989

Siegfried Sassoon papers

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Call Number: GEN MSS 768
Scope and Contents: The collection consists of correspondence, writings, photographs, a scrapbook, and other papers by or related to Siegfried Sassoon. Spanning from the beginning of the first World War to Sassoon's death in 1967, the papers document his writings, including the novel Sherston's Progress, the poetry collections Satirical Poems and The Heart's Journey, and other works.
Dates: 1914-1967

William A. Speck collection of Goetheana : general ephemera

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Call Number: YCGL MSS 27
Overview: The William A. Speck Collection of Goetheana: General Ephemera is an artificial collection of miscellaneous, non-book materials long associated with the Speck Collection but previously uncataloged. The collection demonstrates how Goethe and his works entered into the popular culture in the late nineteenth century and early decades of the twentieth. The collection includes a few items relating directly to Goethe, such as pens that he used and his grandfather Textor's seal, as well as items...
Dates: 1766-1999

William A. Speck collection of Goetheana : manuscripts

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Call Number: YCGL MSS 6
Overview: The collection, a part of the William A. Speck Collection of Goetheana, consists of correspondence, documents, playscripts, and other writings by or relating to Goethe and his work. The major strength of the manuscript collection is its documentation of Goethe's literary reception in England and America in the nineteenth century. There are 25 letters and manuscripts in Goethe's hand, and several Faust-related items. Authors represented prominently besides Goethe include Thomas Carlyle, Frank...
Dates: 1542-1967, bulk 1770-1900

William A. Speck collection of Goetheana : medals and medallions

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Call Number: YCGL MSS 28
Overview: The William A. Speck Collection of Goetheana: Medals and Medallions consists of 178 medals, coins, medallions, and reliefs depicting Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Friedrich Schiller, and other figures, mostly literary. By date, the pieces range from 1740 (a Gutenberg medal commemorating the tercentennial of the invention of printing) to 1934. The earliest Goethe items are a circa 1775 tin medal by Boltschauser and an 1808 medallion modeled by the painter Gerhard Kügelgen (1772-1820). Many medals...
Dates: 1740-1934

William A. Speck collection of Goetheana : original artwork

 Collection
Call Number: YCGL MSS 26
Overview: The William A. Speck Collection of Goetheana: Original Artwork is an artificial collection comprising original artwork that came to Yale from various sources, mostly during the Speck Collection's early decades. It includes some of the Collection's best-known holdings, including an anonymous silhouette made of Goethe in 1786 as well as original sketches and engravings by Goethe. Other artists represented include Wilhelm von Kaulbach, Georg Melchior Kraus, Johann Heinrich Lips, and Moritz Retzsch.
Dates: 1785-1916

Joseph Spence papers

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Call Number: OSB MSS 4
Overview: The papers include correspondence, personal papers, notes and memoranda, and related papers. Much of the material concerns Spence's Anecdotes, including manuscripts of his notes on conversations with Alexander Pope, memoranda on Stephen Duck and other authors, and notes on Spence's reading. There are also extensive notes on English gardens, shorter writings by Spence, and drafts of works which appeared in his Moralities (1753, under the pseudonym of Sir Harry Beaumont). The correspondence...
Dates: 1649-1859, bulk 1739-1768

Joel E. Spingarn Collection

 Collection
Call Number: JWJ MSS 11
Overview: The Joel Spingarn Collection contains Correspondence with various persons, including W. E. B. Du Bois, and a German translation of a James Weldon Johnson poem done by Spingarn's wife, Amy.
Dates: 1910-1947

William Force Stead papers

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Call Number: OSB MSS 158
Overview: The William Force Stead Papers document the literary career and aspects of the personal life of poet, clergyman and scholar William Force Stead. The papers include personal and professional correspondence; writings; notebooks, personal papers and photographs; printed material; and documents relating to Stead's work as Honorary Secretary of the Keats-Shelley Memorial Association. The letters document aspects of Stead's literary and religious careers as well as his family relationships. Literary...
Dates: 1859-1968, bulk 1900-1940

Gertrude Stein and Alice B. Toklas papers

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Call Number: YCAL MSS 76
Overview: The Gertrude Stein and Alice B. Toklas Papers contain manuscripts of writings, letters, clippings, photographs, artworks, and personal papers relating to the life and work of Gertrude Stein and her companion, Alice B. Toklas, and to Gertrude's brother, Leo Stein, an artist and writer. As well as holding the bulk of Stein's literary output (often described as "experimental" or "cubist" writing), the materials document Stein and Toklas' involvement with the literary and art...
Dates: 1837-1961

Sussex correspondence

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Call Number: OSB MSS 58
Overview: Letters to Augustus Frederick, mainly concerning the Duke's library and his literary interests; many originally accompanied presentation copies of works by the authors. Also letters requesting financial patronage, personal favors, or the Duke's participation in learned societies.
Dates: 1812-1841

Henry David Thoreau collection

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Call Number: YCAL MSS 203
Overview: The Thoreau collection contains correspondence, writings, photographs, and objects relating to Henry David Thoreau. There are several original manuscripts, including notes on insects, weather, and natural phenomena, and drafts of poems, an untitled essay, the article "The Discovery of America, and Researches in Central Africa," and the concluding paragraphs to Walden. There is also an essay on Thoreau by Francis Sheldon and George Shiras with photographs by Roland Wells Robbins and Edwin Way...
Dates: 1841-1949

Wallace Thurman Collection

 Collection
Call Number: JWJ MSS 12
Overview: The Wallace Thurman Collection contains Correspondence, (including letters from Langston Hughes), Writings, primarily versions of Aunt Hagar's Children and the musical play Harlem, written with William Jourdan Rapp, and Personal Papers.
Dates: 1927-1942