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Series I: Correspondence, ca. 1700-1948

Woodson Research Center, Rice University

Guide to the Early Fondren Library manuscripts collection, ca. 1700-1948 MS 018



creator Arnold, Matthew, 1822-1888
creator Shaw, Bernard, 1856-1950
creator San Martín, José de, 1778-1850
creator Leibniz, Gottfried Wilhelm, Freiherr von, 1646-1716
creator Carlyle, Thomas, 1795-1881
creator Wordsworth, William, 1770-1850
creator Thoreau, Henry David, 1817-1862
Title: Early Fondren Library manuscripts collection
Dates: ca. 1700-1948
Abstract: This collection consists of an assortment of letters and papers acquired over a period of time and kept together. The collection consists of folders containing correspondence to and from historical / literary figures (Thomas Carlyle, Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz, Jose de San Martin, George Bernard Shaw, Henry David Thoreau, William Wordsworth, and others). The largest part of the collection is correspondence of nineteenth century literary figures.
Identification: MS 018
Quantity: 0.5 Cubic Feet
Language: English
Repository: Woodson Research Center, Rice University, Houston, Texas

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of an assortment of letters and papers acquired over a period of time and kept together. The collection consists of folders containing correspondence to and from historicaland literary figures (Thomas Carlyle, Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz, Jose de San Martin, George Bernard Shaw, Henry David Thoreau, William Wordsworth, and others). The largest part of the collection is correspondence of nineteenth century literary figures.

Correspondents include St. John Arthur Adcock, Carl Ahrendt, Matthew Arnold, Pierre Augustine Beaumarchais, Robert Williams Buchanan, Anne Isabella Byron, William Samuel Cardell, Thomas Carlyle, Robert William Chapman, Christopher Pearse Cranch, Chauncey Mitchell Depew, Sir Edward Dering, Douglas Southall Freeman, John Galt, Sir John Hart, S.C. Kiang, William H. Lambert, Gottfried Wilhelm Liebniz, Henry Mackenzie, George Moore, Sir John Moore, John Rickards Mozley, Munster-Ledenburg, Thomas Murray, Sir Joseph Noel Paton, Joseph Pennell, John Pintard, Pierre Piquery, Jose de San Martin, James Sayers, George Bernard Shaw, Charles Henry Smith, Robert Southey, A.W. Standing, William Alfred Tattersall, Henry David Thoreau, John R. Vancourt, Henry Van Dyke, Agnes Wakefield, George Parker Winship, Humbert Wolfe, William Wordsworth, Charlotte Mary Younge and others.

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

This material is open for research.

Conditions Governing Access

Stored off-site at the Library Service Center. Please request this material via woodson@rice.edu or call 713-348-2586.

Restrictions on Use

Permission to publish material from the Early Fondren Manuscripts, ca. 1700-1948 must be obtained from the Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library.

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Index Terms

letters (correspondence)
Arnold, Matthew, 1822-1888
Shaw, Bernard, 1856-1950
San Martín, José de, 1778-1850
Leibniz, Gottfried Wilhelm, Freiherr von, 1646-1716
Carlyle, Thomas, 1795-1881
Wordsworth, William, 1770-1850
Thoreau, Henry David, 1817-1862

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Early Fondren Manuscripts collection, ca. 1700-1948, MS 18 Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University.

Acquisition Information

This collection is composed of both gifts and purchases made over many years prior to 1960.

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Detailed Description of the Collection

Series I: Correspondence, ca. 1700-1948

Box Folder
1 1 E. Nesbit Bland to Arthur Adcock, March 22, 1910
1 John Oxenham to Arthur Adcock, January 14, 1918
1 John Oxenham to Arthur Adcock, November 13, 1918
1 W.R. Inge to Arthur Adcock, August 13, 1920
1 H.M. Steadman(?) to Arthur Adcock, October 20, 1921
1 W. Pett Ridge to Arthur Adcock, October 7, 1926
1 W. Pett Ridge to Arthur Adcock, September 8, ?
1 W.R. Inge to Arthur Adcock, no date
1 Margaret Verdie? to Arthur Adcock, no date
2 Carl Ahrendt to Herr Japhet, February 24, 1887
2 Typescript of letter from Carl Ahrendt to Herr Japhet, February 24, 1887
3 Matthew Arnold to Bishop of Manchester, August 10, 1875
3 Typescript of letter from Matthew Arnold to Bishop of Manchester, August 10, 1875
3 Matthew Arnold to A.H. Dooley, January 31, 1877 (with envelope)
3 Typescript of letter from Matthew Arnold to A.H. Dooley, January 31, 1887
3 Photograph of Matthew Arnold, no date
4 Edward White Benson to R.L. Ottley, September 30, 1890
5 Pierre de Beaumarchais to General von Steuben, October 19, 1785
6 Robert Buchanan to Henry Edwards, April 21, 1884
6 Robert Buchanan to Fred Dolman, October 23, 1890
6 Robert Buchanan to F. Stanley, August 3, 1894
6 Robert Buchanan to Mrs. Evans Bell, March 20, ?
6 Robert Buchanan to Newcastle Chronicle, July 15, ?
6 Robert Buchanan to J.G. Wilson, August 18, ?
6 Robert Buchanan to J.G. Wilson, “Notes in Paris,” August 18, ?
6 Robert Buchanan to Serge Redway, November 14, ?
7 Lady Byron to Miss Mackenzie, September 5, 1817
7 Lady Byron to Mr. George, January 9, 1843
7 Picture of Lady Byron, no date
8 William Samuel Cardell to General H.A.S. Dearborn, December 8, 1821
8 W.S. Cardell to Gen. H.A.S. Dearborn, December 17, 1821
8 W.S. Cardell to unknown, February 22, 1822
8 W.S. Cardell to Gen. H.A.S. Dearborn, March 8, 1824
8 W.S. Cardell to Gen. H.A.S. Dearborn, May 24, 1824
9 Thomas Carlyle to J.W. Parker, November 15, 1847
9 Typescript of letter from Thomas Carlyle to J.W. Parker, November 15, 1847
10 T.J. Wise to Robert W. Chapman, April 1, 1927
10 Thomas Chatto to Robert W. Chapman, April 25, 1927
10 T.J. Wise to Robert W. Chapman, April 28, 1927
10 unknown (possibly Lawrence Fitzroy Powell) to unknown, no date
11 Richard Cobdon to unknown (“Walmsley”), August 29, 1856
12 Christopher P. Cranch to Mssrs. Welch, Bigelow and Co., February 29, 1872
12 Christopher P. Cranch to unknown, September 18, 1872
13 George Croly to Dr. Maginn, April 17, 1824 (letter incomplete)
13 George Croly to Mrs. Hemans, May 4, ?
14 Typescript copy of Speech delivered by Chauncey M. Depew to Union League of New York, January 20, 1915
15 Sir Edward Dering, document concerning ordinance, 1630
16 Douglas Freeman to Howard Swiggett, October 18, 1948
17 John Galt, Introduction to “The Proselyte,” no date
17 John Galt, Typescript of Introduction to “The Proselyte,” no date
17 John Galt, “The Misanthrope,” no date
17 John Galt, “The Field of Battle,” no date
17 John Galt, “The Crusade (fragment),” no date
17 John Galt, “The Crusaders March (fragment),” no date
17 John Galt, “Hymn (to the Sun?),” no date
18 Sir John Hart to Lord Grenville, November 4, 1792
18 Typescript of letter from Sir John Hart to Lord Grenville, November 4, 1792
18 Lord Grenville to Sir John Hart, December 17, 1792
18 Typescript of letter from Lord Grenville to Sir John Hart, December 1792
19 W.C. Hazlitt to John Shelley, February 20, 1868
20 S.C. Kiang to O.A. Morgner, October 5, 1918
20 S.C. Kiang to O.A. Morgner, October 21, 1918
20 S.C. Kiang to O.A. Morgner, December 7, 1918
20 S.C. Kiang to O.A. Morgner, February 1, 1919
20 Letter of Introduction from S.C. Kiang to Chinese Ambassador in Washington, no date
21 W.H. Lambert to Brig. Gen. D. Ramsey, July 13, 1864
21 Newspaper clipping Re: Speech by W.H. Lambert, no date
22 G.G. Leibniz to unknown, September 17, 1715
23 Henry Mackenzie to Miss Tyler (?), March 20, 1820
24 George Moore to Eleanor Ramos, April 5, 1928
24 George Moore to Eleanor Ramos, April 21, 1928
24 George Moore to Eleanor Ramos, 1928
25 Bond signed by Sir John Moore, May 7, 1690
26 Poem written by Edward N. Mozley (son of J.R. Mozley), January 8, 1917
26 John R. Mozley to Sir Clifford, May 19, 1917
27 Georg Hubert Munster-Ledenburg to Lady Ailesbury, February 15, 1977 (with envelope)
28 Thomas Murrary to Judge Buchanan acknowledging donation, March 29, 1861
29 Sir J. Noel Paton to Mrs. Molesworth, January 1, 1885
30 Sidney J. Parsons to Joseph Pennell, May 27, 1925
30 Elizabeth R. Pennell to Sidney J. Parsons, July 5, 1925 (with envelope)
31 John Pintard, Letter to Members of the city and county of New York in Assembly, March 10, 1906
32 Pierre Piquery, Bill of Sale in Natchitoches, Louisiana, February 2, 1747
33 Samuel Rogers to Katherine Sharpe (?), 1833 ?
33 Samuel Rogers to unknown (my dear friend), January 5, 1848
34 Jose de San Martin to Dr. William Miller, October 16, 1821
35 James Sayers, Poem entitled “Mundungus,” ca. 1780
36 George Bernard Shaw to Miss Katherine Pole, October 6, 1908
36 George Bernard Shaw to Grant Richards, June 23, 1927
36 George Bernard Shaw to Miss Penrose Fitzgerald, August 10, 1927
37 Charles Henry Smith to Smith family, “My Heartless Home, near Fairfax,” October 13, 1861
38 Robert Southey to Richard Sharp, January 20, 1814
38 Robert Southey to unknown, Spring, 1817(?)
39 A.W. Standing, Typewritten synopsis of the Career of Colonel John Laurens of South Carolina, 1932
40 unknown ("Derby") to William Tattersall, September 12, 1882
40 unknown (“Argyll”) to William Tattersall, September 19, 1882
40 unknown to unknown, November 5, 1885 (?)
41 Henry David Thoreau, Journal entry from “Autumnal Tints,” ca. 1859
42 John R. Vancourt to unknown (“Dear Colonel”), December 8, 1862
43 Lucy L. Cable to Henry van Dyke, July 17, 1907
43 Henry van Dyke to Hardin Craig, no date
43 Typewritten copy of Poem entitled “The Blessed Damozel,” no date
44 Agnes Wakefield, Diary entitled “A Visit to Schwabach,” May-June 1883
45 Sheet of handwritten notes headed "Daniel Press, 1903-1906," March 20, 1911
45 F.J. Hall to George P. Winship, November 17, 1921
45 Receipt from Oxford University Press to George P. Winship, February 1, 1922
45 F. Madan to George P. Winship, February 19, 1922
45 F. Madan to George P. Winship, February 22, 1922
45 Picture of Admiral Blake, no date
46 Humbert Wolfe to Grand Uden, September 1, 1932
47 William Wordsworth to Frederick Reynolds, ca. 1828
47 Typescript of letter from William Wordsworth to Frederick Reynolds, no date
48 Charlotte Yonge to unknown ("Dear Sir"), March 24, 1900

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