University of Houston Libraries, Special Collections

Guide to the Miscellaneous Literary Manuscripts and Correspondence



Overview of the Collection

Creator University of Houston. Libraries. Special Collections Department
Collection Title Miscellaneous Literary Manuscripts and Correspondence
Dates 1634-1991
Identification 1969-077
Physical Description 0.50 Linear Feet
Repository University of Houston Libraries M.D. Anderson Library 4333 University Drive Houston, TX, 77204-2000 URL: http://info.lib.uh.edu/ Email: rmrichardson@uh.edu Phone: 713-743-9229

Historical Note:

Special Collections collects and preserves historically significant materials. Its holdings comprise a rare book collection and ten main archival collecting areas. In some instances, Special Collections gathers materials on a single topic to preserve them and make them available. In these cases, Special Collections is seen as the creator of the artificially constructed collection.


Scope and Contents

The collection is a result of integrating several items from Manuscripts A-Z into one artificial collection to improve organization and facilitate greater access. The collection contains correspondence, manuscripts, notes, and autographs belonging to various American and British literary figures from the 19th and 20th century (with one exception from 1634). The collection is arranged alphabetically by literary figure or, where author names are not available, title of piece.


Restrictions

Conditions Governing Access:

Open for research.

Conditions Governing Use:

Special Collections owns the physical items in our collections, but copyright normally belongs to the creator of the materials or their heirs. The researcher has full responsibility for determining copyright status, obtaining permission to publish from copyright holders, and abiding by current copyright laws when publishing or displaying copies of Special Collections material in print or electronic form. For more information, consult the appropriate librarian. Reproduction decisions will be made by Special Collections staff on a case-by-case basis.


Access Terms

This Collection is indexed under the following controlled access subject terms.
Genre/Form of Material:
Correspondence
Manuscripts (document genre)
Personal Name:
Bowles, Paul, 1910-1999
Bukowski, Charles
Cable, George Washington, 1844-1925
De la Mare, Walter, 1873-1956
James, Henry, 1843-1916
O'Neill, Eugene, 1888-1953
Porter, Katherine Anne, 1890-1980
Pound, Ezra, 1885-1972
Stein, Gertrude, 1874-1946
Thurber, James, 1894-1961
Topical Term:
Authors, American -- 19th century
Authors, American -- 20th century
Authors, English -- 19th century
Authors, English -- 20th century

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation:

Literary Manuscripts and Correspondence Papers, Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. To cite a specific item from this collection, please consult the most recent edition of your style manual for the proper formatting. See the Citing Special Collections Materials page for more information.


Detailed List of Contents

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1 1 Sherwood Anderson, autograph undated



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1 2 Edwin Arnold, correspondence 1887-1896



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1 3 "A Roundelay on April Day" song manuscript, anonymous approximately 1850



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1 4 Paul Alexander Bartlett, letter to Anita McCormick Blaine June 1, 1933



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1 5 Paul Bowles, three letters to Irving Stettner 1983-1984



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1 6 Richard Braithewaite, letter to Lord Spencer of Allthrope November 4, 1634



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1 7 Charles Bukowski, letter to John March 12, 1974



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1 8 George Washington Cable, letter to Mrs. Blanchard November 16, 1909



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1 9 Benjamin DeCasseres, letter to Mr. Roberts and various promotional materials 1937, 1945



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1 10 Walter De La Mare, letter to Mr. Langdale undated



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1 11 J. Floyd, "Account of the Hurricane or Whirlwind of the 8th of April" manuscript 1838



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1 12 George Milton Fowles, "Down in Porto Rico" manuscript 1899



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1 13 R.D. Frazier, "The Sailor's Horn-Book" manuscript undated



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1 14 John Galsworthy, two letters September 18, 1923, undated



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1 15 Rudolph Gilbert, three letters to Mrs. Bliss 1944, 1944, 1953



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1 16 Emerson Hough, letter to Welling Napton June 3, 1922



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1 17 Norah Hoult and Evelyn Scot two letters June, 1940



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1 18 Eugene Ionesco, autograph undated



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1 19 Henry James, letter to George Edward Barton October 26, 1904



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1 20 Joseph Jacobs and DeWitt Miller, letter April 14, 1908



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1 21 Sylvan Karchmer and Joanne Leedom-Ackerman, letter June 4, 1985



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1 22 E.V. Lucas, letter undated



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1 23 Robert Nathan, correspondence 1977, undated



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1 24 A.F. Olmsted, "On Whirlwinds Produced by the Burning of a Cane-Brake in Alabama" manuscript August, 1850



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1 25 Eugene ​O'Neill, letter to Mrs. Thomas Midgley December 10, 1926



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1 26 Katherine Anne Porter, two letters 1957, 1959



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1 27 Ezra Pound, "What America Has to Live Down" manuscript August 22, 1916



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1 28 Ezra Pound, letter from Merrill Sparks October 6, 1950



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1 29 Ezra Pound, photocopies of manuscript material undated



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1 30 Ezra Pound, handwritten notes on "The Genteel Tradition in Liberal Education" by Harold A. Taylor undated



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1 31 Lawrence Clark​ Powell, letter to Mr. J.E. Dolena January 6, 1938



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1 32 Thomas Mayne​ Reid, two letters 1879, 1880



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1 33 Edward Payson Roe, letter January 6, 1888



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1 34 Gertrude Stein, "Doctor Faustus Lights the Lights" manuscript undated



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1 35 Algernon Charles Swinburne, signature approximately 1900



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1 36 James Thurber, "Josephine Has Her Day" from Adirondack Life, pg. 44 April 1991



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1 37 James Thurber, pencil sketch undated



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1 38 James Thurber, three pen and ink sketches undated



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1 39 "To the Russians" poem, anonymous June 2, 1828