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Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 13 Collections and/or Records:

Mrs. W. K. Clifford papers

Call Number: GEN MSS 568

Plays, cinema scenarios, correspondence, notes, clippings and reviews of Mrs. W.K. Clifford, d. 1929 (also known as Lucy Clifford and John Inglis).

Dates: 1829-1929, bulk 1884-1929

Ethel May Gate papers, 1912-1940.

Call Number: GEN MSS 250
Abstract: Includes typescript and holograph manuscripts of Gate's collections of stories and poems for children, including "Punch & Robinetta", "The Fortunate Days", and "Tales from the Enchanted Isles", among others. Other writings include the essay collection "The Harvest of the Years" and individual short stories, poems, novels, and plays, including two acts completing Sir James M. Barrie's unfinished play, "Shall We Join the Ladies?". Also in the collection are actors' annotated copies of many...
Dates: 1912-1940

Richard L. Purdy Collection of Thomas Hardy

Call Number: GEN MSS 111

The Richard L. Purdy Collection of Thomas Hardy consists of letters, manuscripts, and associated materials by and about the life of Thomas Hardy. Also included are papers from Sydney C. Cockerell, an associate of Hardy's, and also representative items from other English authors and artists such as Robert Browning and Alfred Lord Tennyson.

Dates: 1753-1981

Edward Knoblock literary manuscripts

Call Number: GEN MSS 253

Typescripts of plays by Knoblock.

Dates: 1900-1945

Charles Lamb collection

Call Number: GEN MSS 254

Correspondence and writings by or relating to Charles Lamb. The correspondence includes letters to Edward Moxon, Basil Montagu, and William Wordsworth. The writings includes an autograph manuscript of "Elia to his Correspondents," and a sonnet, beginning "They talk of time, and of time's galling yoke...." Accompanying material includes a pamphlet on Lamb by Edward Moxon, no. 703 of The Mirror, and two engraved portraits of Lamb.

Dates: [1798]-1835

Walter Savage Landor collection

Call Number: GEN MSS 255

Correspondence, writings, printed material, and artwork by or relating to Walter Savage Landor. Correspondence includes 12 ALS to William Allingham, an open letter to Ralph Waldo Emerson, and 2 ALS to Frances Milton Trollope. The writings include three sets of proof-sheets for Dry Sticks, a printed copy of Gebir, Count Julian, and other poems, with copious ms. corrections, excisions, etc. Accompanying material includes three pencil portraits of Landor by William Wetmore Story.

Dates: 1775-1864

Arthur Machen collection

Call Number: GEN MSS 256

Contains correspondence to, from, and about Machen. Correspondents include Aldrich Munson Havens, Charles Parsons, and Vincent Starrett, among others. Also contains holograph, typescript, and proof versions of Machen's writings, such as "The Garden of Avallaunius", "The Memoirs of Jacques Casanova", and "The Secret Glory."

Dates: 1888-1958

John Masefield collection

Call Number: GEN MSS 288

Contains letters from Masefield to various people, including Florence Hardy (mainly about her husband, Thomas Hardy), Joyce King, Elkin Mathews, and C. K. Ogden; manuscripts of poems by Masefield; photographs of Masefield; and articles about him.

Dates: 1903-1963

W. Somerset Maugham collection

Call Number: GEN MSS 263

Contains letters from Maugham to various people, including William Morris Colles, Ada Leverson, Charles Hanson Towne, and Donald Goddard Wing; manuscript and proof versions of writings by Maugham, including "Ashenden, or the British agent", "Lady Frederick", and "On a Chinese Screen"; and an etching of Hugh Walpole hitting Elinor Mordaunt in the jaw.

Dates: 1897-1956

Mary Russell Mitford collection

Call Number: GEN MSS 32

The collection includes professional correspondence regarding Mitford's book "Our Village" and other writings, personal correspondence, and manuscripts of poems and dramatic works. Correspondents include W. C. Bennett, Benjamin Robert Haydon, Thomas Noon Talfourd, William Morgan Kinsey, Abraham John Valpy, and Julia Rattray Waddington.

Dates: 1822-1854

Caroline Sheridan Norton collection

Call Number: GEN MSS 260
Abstract: The collection contains letters and writings by or about Caroline Sheridan Norton. The letters are to recipients such as Robert Browning, Henry Cholmondeley-Pennell, Mrs. Catherine Gore, Nathaniel Ogle, Lady Anna Stirling Maxwell, and Frances Trollope, as well as a letter to William Francis Cowper-Temple concerning the death of his uncle, Lord Melbourne. Writings include several autograph poems, and the autograph manuscript of "Love in the World," a novel written when Norton was a young...
Dates: 1830-1876

Alexander Pope collection

Call Number: GEN MSS 270

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

Jane Porter collection

Call Number: GEN MSS 265

Contains letters from Porter to various people, including Sir James Bland Burges, Dominic Paul Colnaghi, Mrs. S. C. Hall, James Justinian Morier, Thomas Joseph Pettigrew, and Owen Rees; holograph version of Porter's "The Pastor's Fire Side"; and proofs for Porter's "Thaddeus of Warsaw."

Dates: 1805-1848