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Ralph Bates Papers

 Collection
Call Number: GEN MSS 1013
Abstract: The Papers contain correspondence with literary colleagues and family, most 1960s-1990s; drafts and reviews of novels and short stories, 1960s-2000; writings of others about Bates, most 1980s-1990s; audiocassettes of lectures by Bates about literature, 1960s-1970s, and interviews with him about his life and writings, 1980s; personal papers, including biographical information and legal documents, 1930s-1970s; a few photographs and documents concerning his International Brigade service during...
Dates: 1930-2002, bulk 1960-1995

Gilbert Cannan papers

 Collection
Call Number: GEN MSS 873
Abstract:

The collection primarily consists of writings by Gilbert Cannan, containing autograph manuscripts of his novels, plays, poetry, and short stories, with some examples of his non-fiction writing, including the manuscript of his work Samuel Butler: a Critical Study. Series I holds the literary manuscripts, while Series II holds a law examination certificate and two photographs of Black Lake Cottage, in Farnham, Surrey, where Cannan lived for a time.

Dates: 1777-1925, bulk 1907-1925

William Ernest Henley Collection

 Collection
Call Number: GEN MSS 1131
Scope and Contents:

The collection consists of correspondence, writings, photographs, scrapbooks, printed material, and ephemera relating to the life and work of the writer William Ernest Henley. Correspondents include Robert Fitzroy Bell, his future wife Anna Nancy Boyle, and Robert Louis Stevenson.

Dates: 1736-1941, bulk 1878-1902

D. H. Lawrence collection

 Collection
Call Number: GEN MSS 1093
Abstract:

The collection consists of correspondence, writings, agreements and contracts, photographs and artwork. The material documents Lawrence's writing career, his relationships with friends and publishers, and his travels in New Mexico, Mexico and Europe. Included is correspondence between his wife, Frieda Lawrence, and their mutual friends, and records relating to the rights to D. H. Lawrence's works after his death.

Dates: 1912-1963

Haldane Macfall collection

 Collection
Call Number: GEN MSS 1079
Abstract: The collection includes manuscripts, typescripts, and proofs of books, essays, and plays including a biography of Aubrey Beardsley, and the novels The Splendid Wayfaring and The Three Students; originals and proofs of illustrations, bookplates, and cover art; correspondence; and contracts with publishers. The majority of the correspondence consists of Macfall's outgoing letters to Earl E. Fisk, a British-born book collector, anthologist and insurance agent who lived in Green Bay, Wisconsin,...
Dates: 1894-1944

Quiller-Couch family papers

 Collection
Call Number: GEN MSS 551
Abstract: Writings by J. M. Barrie, postcards, scrapbooks, photographs, and a toy theater version of Peter Pan related to the family of Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch. J. M. Barrie writings consist of a photograph album and manuscript storybook by Barrie, "The Pippa and Porthos," telling the story of Bevil Quiller-Couch and Barrie's dog Porthos on a walk in Fowey, Cornwall. Postcards consist of postcard albums and loose postcards, probably collected by Foy Felicia Quiller-Couch. Postcard...
Dates: 1878-1954

George Augustus Sala collection

 Collection
Call Number: GEN MSS 952
Abstract: The George Augustus Sala Collection consists of papers accumulated by Ralph Straus in writing his biography of Sala; and autograph manuscript correspondence and writings by Sala acquired from other sources. Papers of Straus consist of autograph letters, signed, to and from Sala, members of his family, and others; autograph manuscript writings and notes by Sala; clippings of articles by and about Sala; photographs, engraved portraits, and printed caricatures of Sala; and autograph manuscript...
Dates: 1828-1942, bulk 1860-1895

Henry Savage papers

 Collection
Call Number: OSB MSS 200
Scope and Contents: The Henry Savage papers consists of writings, correspondence, and other papers relating to English author and editor Henry Savage. Writings feature printed versions of shorter works by Savage and several drafts. Printed versions of essays and reviews appear to have been assembled for possible publication as a collection or selection of writings. Other writings by Savage include drafts of a late work of reminiscences, "Promenade picaresque," and page proofs for a work of verse...
Dates: 1896-1990

Leonard Strong collection

 Collection
Call Number: GEN MSS 1084
Abstract:

The Leonard Strong Collection consists of autograph manuscripts and typescripts of poems, essays, short stories, and monographs; correspondence; and drawings by Strong which were acquired by the library over several decades. A group of materials acquired from James T. Babb include his correspondence with Strong and the book and manuscript dealer Bertram Rota.

Dates: 1923-1961

Violet Trefusis papers

 Collection
Call Number: GEN MSS 427
Abstract: Collection contains correspondence, writings and other materials by or related to Violet Trefusis. The correspondence consists chiefly of approximately 500 letters from Trefusis to John Phillips written in the 1960's. Also included are letters to Trefusis from her mother, Alice Keppel, her sister, Sonia Keppel, and her husband, Denys Trefusis; several governmental departments in France and England concerning Trefusis's re-entry into France after World War II; and her nomination to the...
Dates: 1919-1971