Guide to the Francis Marion Crawford manuscript, circa. 1900 MS 299
Francis Marion Crawford (1854-1909) was a prolific novelist as well as a historian, having written more than 40 novels (plus other material) in 25 years. He was the youngest of the four children of Thomas Crawford, an American sculptor and long-time resident of Italy.
This collection contains the original manuscript (including corrections, revisions, and pencil notes) of "A Kaleidoscope of Rome," Crawford's first article on Rome. The essay is a descriptive narrative of Rome, its people, its history, etc. Portions of the essay were later included in Crawford's work, Ave Roma Immortalis. The manuscript consists of 50 leaves mounted on a full maroon calf folio binding.
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This material is open for research.
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Permission to publish material from the Francis Marion Crawford manuscript must be obtained from the Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library.
Francis Marion Crawford manuscript, ca. 1900, MS 299, Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University.
This collection was a gift donated to Fondren by Leopold L. Meyer on September 8, 1970.
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