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Restrictions

Index Terms

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Series I. George McCutcheon Papers, 1887-1928

Series II. McCutcheon Family Papers, 1899-1957

Series III. Works by Others, 1916-1917, nd

University of Texas, Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center

George Barr McCutcheon:

A Preliminary Inventory of His Papers at the Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center



Creator: McCutcheon, George Barr, 1866-1928
Title: George Barr McCutcheon Papers
Dates: ca. 1887-1957
Abstract: The George Barr McCutcheon collection contains career-related papers and works by McCutcheon and personal papers collected by other family members, primarily his sister Jessie McCutcheon Raleigh Nelson. There are drafts of McCutcheon's short works including , "My First Party,""Waddleton Mail," and "Pour La Patrie," as well as poetry, and one novel, Romeo in Moon Village.
RLIN Record #: None
Extent: 2 boxes, 1 oversize box (.84 of linear feet)
Language: English
Repository: The University of Texas at Austin, Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center

Scope and Contents

The George Barr McCutcheon collection contains career-related papers and works by McCutcheon and personal papers collected by other family members, primarily his sister Jessie McCutcheon Raleigh Nelson. The collection is divided into three series: Series I. George McCutcheon Papers, 1887-1928; Series II. McCutcheon Family Papers, 1899-1957; and Series III. Works by Others, 1916-1917, nd.

Series I is comprised of correspondence and drafts of McCutcheon's works. Included in the correspondence are two letters from Kate Douglas Wiggin and a letter from McCutcheon to his mother, sent upon the publication of his first novel, Graustark (1901). Present in the collection is a draft of a novel, Romeo in Moon Village (1925), which probably came from the Ransom Center's James F. Drake collection. There are also drafts of some of McCutcheon's poetry and short works. Among the short works are handwritten drafts of "My First Party," published in 1887; "Waddleton Mail"; interviews for the New York Times and New York Sun, both published in 1915; and "Pour La Patrie," a short story that was published in an anthology entitled For France (1916), and dedicated to the French Relief of 1916.

Series II is made up of papers from various members of the McCutcheon family, including a eulogy for Ben McCutcheon, who died in 1934, and a review of John McCutcheon Raleigh's book Behind the Nazi Front (1940). There are also several unidentified family photographs from the 1940s. The bulk of the papers are those of McCutcheon's sister, Jessie McCutcheon Nelson. Included among her correspondence are letters from Carrie Jacobs-Bond, George Ade, Louella Parsons, and Herschel Williams.

Also included in the McCutcheon papers are two draft third-party works by Julian Street and Louise Closser Hale, and a book inventory that may be of McCutcheon's personal library.

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Restrictions

Access:

Open for research

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Index Terms

People
Ade, George, 1866-1944.
Hale, Louise Closser, 1872-1933.
Nelson, Jessie McCutcheon Raleigh.
McCutcheon, Ben Frederick.
Raleigh, John McCutcheon.
Street, Julian, 1879-1947.
Document Types.
Daybook.
Drafts.
Guest register.
Photographs.

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Administrative Information

Acquisition:

Purchase, 1963

Processed by:

Hope Donovan Rider, 2004

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George Barr McCutcheon Papers--Folder List

 

Series I. George McCutcheon Papers, 1887-1928

Correspondence
Box Folder
1 1 Outgoing, 1901-1927
2 Incoming, 1914-1928
Folder
* "My Pictures," 1916, bound volume numbered "1 of 15" (*removed to oversized box)
Box Folder
1 3-4 Romeo in Moon Village (novel, 1925), handwritten draft
5 Poetry, handwritten drafts
Short works, ca. 1887-1920
Box Folder
1 6 A-L
7 M-W

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Series II. McCutcheon Family Papers, 1899-1957

Box Folder
1 8 McCutcheon, Ben Frederick, eulogy, 1934
Nelson, Jessie McCutcheon Raleigh
Correspondence
Box Folder
2 1 Outgoing, 1940, 1943, nd
2 Incoming, ca. 1899-1949
3 Daybook, ca. 1909
4 Guestbook, ca. 1949-1957
5 Raleigh, John McCutcheon, book review, correspondence
6 Miscellaneous correspondence, photographs

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Series III. Works by Others, 1916-1917, nd

Box Folder
2 7 Book inventory
8 Hale, Louise Closser. Emma (novel, 1917), handwritten draft
9 Street, Julian. "On the Jump with T.R.," article for Collier's Weekly, bound typescript with correspondence, June 10, 1916

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