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Jean Anouilh manuscripts

 Collection
Call Number: GEN MSS 459
Overview: Manuscripts of several plays by Anouilh, including L'invitation au chateau, along with many examples of juvenilia (short plays and a school essay), a group of scenarios for a cinema commercial, and notebooks.
Dates: 1924-1977

Anthony Taussig collection of English legal manuscripts

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Call Number: OSB MSS 184
Overview: A collection of approximately 400 manuscript items, including letters; letterbooks; copies of statutes, pleadings, opinions and precedents; King's Bench reports; abridgments and commonplace books of cases; and other papers, documenting the development and practice of English law and the evolution of the English legal system from the thirteenth into the twentieth century. Included are an early copy of Henry de Bracton's De legibus Anglie; a fourteenth-century pocket compilation of "Statuta...
Dates: [circa 1280-1956]

Robert Bogdan international collection on disability, healthcare, and body modification

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Call Number: Ms Coll 84
Overview: The collection consists of five binders of materials related to people with disabilities, healthcare practices, and body modification collected by Robert Bogdan, a professor and author whose work focuses on disability studies. Materials include photographic postcards, picture postcards, photographs, pamphlets, and ephemera primarily documenting peoples in Africa, Asia, and Europe. The collection also includes materials documenting peoples in South America, the Caribbean, Pacific islands, and...
Dates: circa 1890-1969

Henry de Bourbel papers

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Call Number: OSB MSS 102
Overview: Correspondence, legal papers, and financial papers documenting Henry de Bourbel's business affairs while he was an émigré in England, in particular his finances relating to Senecé & Roumare. Correspondents include Bernard de Senecé, Bourbel's partner in Senecé & Roumare, Charles Des Essars, who purchased his share in the firm, and Richard Watts, an attorney who helped negotiate the settlement of a debt owed to Jean François. Legal papers include articles of association and...
Dates: 1791-1814

Francis William Bourdillon collection

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Call Number: OSB MSS 165
Overview: The collection consists almost entirely of printed copies of works by Francis William Bourdillon, especially his narrative poems and occasional verse, along with several versions of his translation of Aucassin et Nicolette. In addition, there are sketchbooks, etchings, and a photograph album containing views of the Swiss Alps.
Dates: 1874-1921, bulk 1880-1900

John Chardin correspondence and documents

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Call Number: GEN MSS 216
Overview: Correspondence, manuscript accounts, printed bills of lading completed in manuscript, and other manuscript documents of Sir John Chardin, his wife, Lady Chardin, his brother, Daniel Chardin, and others. Most letters and documents are bound in volumes; also present are a few unbound items. Many letters and documents relate to India and the East India Company, including items concerning Thomas Pitt, Elihu Yale, Alvarez de Fonseca, and Nicolo Manuchi. Accompanied by brief notes of a former owner.
Dates: 1671-1719

Alphonse Daudet Collection

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Call Number: GEN MSS 231
Overview: Letters from Daudet to Henry Ceard (mentions Emile Zola and Alfred de Vigny), Estes and Lauriat, and Paul Ginisty of Odeon Theater, among others. Also includes a bound manuscript volume, partly in Daudet's handwriting and signed by him, entitled "Histoire de mes livres I. Fromont jeune et risler aîné."
Dates: 1860-1899

Kenelm Henry Digby collection

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Call Number: OSB MSS 81
Overview: The collection contains letters from various Digby family members and friends, including Marcella Digby; the comte d'Esgrigny; Henry Edward, Cardinal Manning; Montalembert; and Robert Hare. Letters from Ambrose Lisle Phillipps discuss Catholicism in England, recent conversions, and the early Oxford Movement; letters from Charles Julius Hare comment unfavorably on Digby's attacks on Protestantism. There is also a small amount of research correspondence with Bernard Holland, author of Memoir of...
Dates: 1815-1918

Katherine S. Dreier papers / Société Anonyme archive

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Call Number: YCAL MSS 101
Overview: The Katherine S. Dreier portion of the collection contains correspondence between Dreier and artists and friends (including Constantin Alajalov, David Burli︠u︡k, Marcel Duchamp, Wassily Kandinsky, Man Ray, and Ted Shawn); and art-related organizations (including the Arts Club of Chicago, the Brooklyn Museum, the George Walter Vincent Smith Art Museum, and the Museum of Modern Art).There is some correspondence regarding art purchases and the packaging and shipping of art, such as that with...
Dates: 1818-1952, bulk 1920-1951

Julia Driver collection of women in photography

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Call Number: GEN MSS 690
Overview: This collection consists chiefly of 1559 photographs collected by Julia Driver that represent work by over 550 commercial women photographers, 1845-1940. The collection also includes thirty examples of cased photographs, which consist of ambrotypes and daguerreotypes, 1845-1862. The collection is rich in card photographs, especially cartes-de-visite and cabinet photographs created during the second half of the nineteenth century, as well as some other photographic print formats, items of...
Dates: 1845-1940, bulk 1855-1900

W. S. Lewis Collection of Marie du Deffand

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Call Number: LWL MSS 11
Overview: The W. S. Lewis Collection of Marie du Deffand contains correspondence and other papers created, owned by, or relating to Marie Anne de Vichy Chamrond, marquise du Deffand (1697-1780), a friend and correspondent of the English author Horace Walpole. The collection was compiled by author, editor, and collector Wilmarth S. Lewis (1895-1979). It includes letters exchanged between du Deffand and her wide circle of friends and acquaintances, manuscripts including verses, essays, memoirs, word...
Dates: 1706-1858, bulk 1760-1780

Documents relating to the French participation in the American Revolution

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Call Number: GEN MSS 308
Overview: Collection consists of documents relating to France's secret and open role on behalf of the American Revolution. Includes letters and documents related to Philippe Charles Jean Baptiste Tronson du Coudray; material on the mobilization of the French fleet, including letters and reports from Pierre-Louis, Chevalier de Monteil, Antoine de Sartine, comte d'Alby, Charles Eugène Gabriel de la Croix, Marquis de Castries, and Bernardo de Gálvez; papers related to France's role in the Caribbean and...
Dates: 1768-1793

French revolutionary wars letters and documents

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Call Number: OSB MSS 25
Overview: Letters and documents regarding the activity, payment, and coordination of troops involved in the French revolutionary wars. Some letters also concern the desertion of French troops to the British side. Includes letters from Charles Bailly de Fresnay and William Cavendish Bentinck.
Dates: 1792-1796

John Gerassi collection of Jean-Paul Sartre

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Call Number: GEN MSS 441
Overview: The collection consists primarily of audio interviews made by John Gerassi with Jean-Paul Sartre between 1970 and 1974. A companion group of interviews with Sartre's family, friends, and foes was made in 1973. Included in this group are: Raymond Aron, Simone de Beauvoir, Arlette Elkaim-Sartre, Claude Lanzmann, and J. B. Pontalis. The majority of these interviews have transcripts. Among the other papers are various works by Sartre on Ethics, in the form of lecture notes and manuscript drafts...
Dates: 1964-1998

Lady Mary Hamilton papers

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Call Number: OSB MSS 75
Overview: Series I, Letterbook of Lady Mary Hamilton, contains correspondence by and to the author Lady Mary Hamilton, principally with her daughter Betsey Walker Thiébault and her son-in-law Paul Thiébault; her siblings, including Anne Leslie Carnegie, Countess of Northesk, and Alexander Leslie; and with George Robinson Hamilton and Sir Herbert Croft. Series II, Family Papers, contains a detailed biographical memoir of Lady Mary by her grandson, Baron Adolphe Thiébault.
Dates: 1758-1863

Hill papers

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Call Number: OSB MSS 31
Overview: Letters and documents concerning Hill's activities as ambassador to the Hague and envoy to the Savoy. Also includes letters from James Bateman regarding financial matters and political appointments; from James Cressett regarding Cressett's work as a diplomat; from George Dolman regarding the naval maneuvers of the frigate, Lyme, of which Dolman was captain; and from Richard Powys regarding the passing of Hill's bills at the Treasury.
Dates: 1695-1709

James Weldon Johnson and Grace Nail Johnson papers

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Call Number: JWJ MSS 49
Overview: The James Weldon Johnson and Grace Nail Johnson Papers provide evidence of the personal and professional lives of James Weldon Johnson, Grace Nail Johnson, and to a lesser degree, the Johnson and Nail families, spanning the years 1850 to 2005, with the bulk of material dating between 1900 and 1976. The papers chronicle Johnson’s writing career and involvement in education, politics, and cultural affairs and consist of a variety of documents, including correspondence, writings, personal papers,...
Dates: circa 1850-2005, bulk 1900-1976

Edward G. Levy collection of papers relating to music

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Call Number: GEN MSS 955
Overview: Contains manuscript and printed music, and scrapbooks, photographs, printed material, and other materials relating to nineteenth-twentieth century American and European music, collected by Edward G. Levy. Four scrapbooks made by Helen D. Love Scranton, genealogist and daughter of Edward Gurley Love (1850-1919) and Lucy Cleveland Prindle, contain advertisements, programs, tickets, and manuscript notes relating to performances of opera, musicals, plays, orchestral music, chamber music, vocal...
Dates: 1859-1970s, bulk 1880-1910

Lewis Walpole Library Sales and Auction Catalog Collection

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Call Number: 125 L979
Overview: The Lewis Walpole Library Sales and Auction Catalog Collection—comprised of catalogs, lists, and pamphlets issued by a wide range of booksellers, art dealers, and major and minor auction houses—was largely assembled by author, editor, and collector Wilmarth S. Lewis (1895-1979). The collection spans the twentieth and twenty-first centuries and reflects Lewis’s various scholarly interests, which were primarily centered on the life and work of English author and antiquarian Horace Walpole and his...
Dates: 1900-2018, bulk 1950-1979

Letters to Elias Loomis

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Call Number: GEN MSS 2110
Overview: Circa 800 autograph letters, mostly signed, addressed to Elias Loomis, 1828-1889. Letters pertain chiefly to Loomis's teaching and research in astronomy and meteorology. Correspondents are primarily scientists and other scholars.
Dates: circa 1828-1889