University of Texas, Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center

Charles Fairfax Murray:

An Inventory of His Collection at the Harry Ransom Center



Creator: Murray, Charles Fairfax, 1849-1919
Title: Charles Fairfax Murray Collection
Dates: 1852-1915, undated
Abstract: Includes manuscripts regarding the Rossettis by the English artist and art collector Charles Fairfax Murray, as well as letters he received from Graily Hewitt, Rudyard Kipling, Seymour de Ricci, Christina Rossetti, Sir Emery Walker, and others.
Call Number: Manuscript Collection MS-2970
Extent: 1 box (.42 linear feet)
Language: English and French
Repository: The University of Texas at Austin, Harry Ransom Center

Restrictions

Access:

Open for research


Administrative Information

Processed by:

Joan Sibley and Michael Ramsey, 2011

Note: This finding aid replicates and replaces information previously available only in a card catalog. Please see the explanatory note at the end of this finding aid for information regarding the arrangement of the manuscripts as well as the abbreviations commonly used in descriptions.


Container List

Miscellaneous:

Container
1.1 Allingham, William, 1824-1889. ALS to Burne-Jones, Edward Coley, Sir, 5 August no year.
Allingham, William, 1824-1889. ALS to Rossetti, William Michael, 15 May no year.
Caldecott, Randolph, 1846-1886. ALS to Brighton, 2 December 1885.
Crane, Walter, 1845-1915. ALS to Murray, Charles Fairfax, 7 February 1902.
Du Maurier, Gerald, Sir, 1873-1934. ALS to Murray, Charles Fairfax, 15 March 1913.
Gillum?, L. G. 2 ALS to Murray, Charles Fairfax, 13 December 1895, 19 December no year.
Gosse, Teresa. ANS to Murray, Charles Fairfax, 21 June 1905.
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1.2 Hewitt, Graily, 1864- . 30 ALS to Murray, Charles Fairfax, 1904-1909.
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1.1 Howell, Charles Augustus. ALS to Murray, Charles Fairfax, 29 May 1887.
Hughes, Arthur, 1832-1915. ALS to Murray, Charles Fairfax, 12 July 1913.
Kipling, Rudyard, 1865-1936. ALS to Murray, Charles Fairfax, 8 June 1904.
Leech, John, 1817-1864. ALS to Paul, Howard, 19 March 1852.
Mackail, John William, 1859-1945. 11 ALS to Murray, Charles Fairfax, 1896-1908.
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1.3 Murray, Charles Fairfax, 1849-1919. Catalogue of Rossetti drawings, handwritten notebook, 12 May 1883.
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1.4 Murray, Charles Fairfax, 1849-1919. Miscellaneous fragments removed from notebook, undated.
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1.3 Murray, Charles Fairfax, 1849-1919. Miscellaneous notes removed from his Catalogue of Rossetti drawings, handwritten notes, undated.
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1.5 Murray, Charles Fairfax, 1849-1919. Handwritten manuscript notebook, including poems by the Rossettis, handwritten manuscript, 1852-1870.
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1.6 Murray, Charles Fairfax, 1849-1919. Signed handwritten manuscript in notebook, written mostly in French and with one sketch, undated.
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1.1 New Gallery. 2 ALS from assistant secretary I. G. Thomas to Murray, Charles Fairfax, 17 and 21 March 1898.
Patmore, Coventry Kersey Dighton, 1823-1896. ALS to Rossetti, William Michael, 21 August 1857.
Pollard, Alfred William, 1859-1944. 4 ALS to Murray, Charles Fairfax, 1904-1911.
Ricci, Seymour de, 1881- . 3 ALS, APCS to Murray, Charles Fairfax, 1909-1911.
Rossetti, Christina Georgina, 1830-1894. ALS to Dalziel Brothers, 26 April 1871. Written on this: ANS by Dalziel Brothers, undated.
Rossetti, Christina Georgina, 1830-1894. ALS to Dalziel Brothers, 3 August 1871.
Rossetti, Christina Georgina, 1830-1894. 3 ALS to Murray, Charles Fairfax, 1875-1881.
Sampson, John, 1862-1931. 8 ALS to Murray, Charles Fairfax, 1902-1905.
Stone, Marcus. ANS to Cosens, Frederick William, 12 January 1887.
Swinburne, Isabel. 2 ALS to Murray, Charles Fairfax, 9 August and 16 October 1905.
Symons, Arthur, 1865-1945. ALS to unidentified recipient, 13 May 1908.
Thompson, Henry Yates, 1838-1928. 4 ALS to Murray, Charles Fairfax, January - May 1911.
Walker, Emery, Sir, 1851-1933. 2 ALS to Murray, Charles Fairfax, 18 April 1915, undated.
Warner, George Frederic, Sir, 1845-1936 6 ALS to Murray, Charles Fairfax, 1897-1907.
Watts, George Frederick, 1817-1904. ANS to Murray, Charles Fairfax, 17 July 1894.
Whistler, James McNeill, 1834-1903. ALS to Corder, Miss, 1 September 1878.



Explanatory Note Concerning Manuscript Collections Cataloged in the Card Catalog

Prior to 1990 when archival cataloging procedures were adopted at the Ransom Center, all manuscript collections were described in a card catalog.

Organization of Collections:

Manuscripts for each author collection were organized into four categories:

  • Works: manuscripts by the author, arranged alphabetically by title;
  • Letters: the author's outgoing correspondence, arranged alphabetically by recipient name;
  • Recipient: the author's incoming correspondence, arranged alphabetically by the author of the letter; and
  • Miscellaneous: all other manuscripts and correspondence, arranged alphabetically by creator.

Materials that did not fit into these categories, such as art, photographs, books, and near-print materials such as newspaper clippings, were dispersed to other Ransom Center collections for cataloging and storage.

Abbreviations Used in Descriptions:

The symbols below were used in combinations. For example ALS means autograph letter signed; Tccms means typed carbon copy manuscript, etc.

  • A = autograph (i.e., handwritten)
  • T = typed
  • S = signed
  • I = initialed
  • Ms = manuscript
  • Mss = manuscripts
  • L = letter
  • FL = form letter
  • N = note
  • D = document
  • C = card
  • PC = post card
  • cc = carbon copy
  • p = page
  • pp = pages
  • l = leaf
  • ll = leaves
  • nd = no date
  • inc d = incomplete date