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University of Texas, Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center

John Galsworthy:

An Inventory of His Collection at the Harry Ransom Center



Creator: Galsworthy, John, 1867-1933
Title: John Galsworthy Collection
Dates: 1897-1946, undated
Abstract: Includes manuscripts and letters written by the British novelist and playwright John Galsworthy, including two works written under his pseudonym, John Sinjohn. Correspondents include Joseph Conrad, Curtis Brown Limited, St. John Greer Ervine, Alfred A. Knopf, Conal O'Connell O'Riordan, J. B. Pinker & Sons, Leon Schalit, and others.
Call Number: Manuscript Collection MS-1523
Extent: 10 document boxes, 1 custom box (4.20 linear feet), 1 galley folder (gf)
Language: English
Repository: The University of Texas at Austin, Harry Ransom Center

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Joan Sibley and Daniela Lozano, 2013

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.

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Container List

 

Works:

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1.2 Aunt Juley's courtship, corrected typescript, 13 pages; corrected proof copy, 5 pages; 1 October 1929. Bound
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1.1 The bargain: A Forsyte story, signed carbon typescript with handwritten emendations and printer's notes, 17 pages, January 1928.
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1.3 Bel colore, signed typescript with extensive handwritten revisions, 4 pages, undated. Signed John Sinjohn.
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1.4 A brave soul, corrected carbon typescript, 25 pages, July 1917.
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1.5 The buckles of Superior Dosset, corrected typescript, 15 pages; corrected proof copy, 10 pages; 1930. Bound.
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1.1 Courage, initialed typescript, 1 page, undated.
Credo, signed typescript, 4 pages, September 1914.
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1.6 Cry of peacock, corrected typescript, 8 pages; corrected proof copy, 5 pages; 1930. Bound.
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1.7 The disinherited; a comedy on evolution in three acts, carbon typescript with frequent handwritten revisions and handwritten ground plan, 108 pages, 1929. Bound. Leon M. Lion's copy. Published as Exiled. From the Hanley Collection.
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1.1 Dog at Timothy's signed carbon typescript with handwritten emendations and printer's notes, 26 pages, January 1928.
Dog at Timothy's, page proofs with few handwritten emendations and corrections and initialed handwritten note, 10 pages, 5 October 1929.
A dream: Stanzas 24, 25, handwritten manuscript / fragment, 1 page, undated.
The Dromios, page proofs with few handwritten emendations and initialed handwritten note, 4 pages, 12 March 1930.
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1.8 The first and the last; a drama in three scenes, signed handwritten manuscript, 60 pages, 1917. From the Hanley Collection.
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1.9 Five speeches to P.E.N. Clubs, handwritten manuscripts, 104 pages, 1926, 22 June 1931, undated. With these speeches: galley proof of book entitled Five speeches to P.E.N. Clubs and a letter by John Galsworthy. From the Hanley Collection.
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1.10 For the maimed—now!, corrected typescript, 9 pages, May 1916. Accompanied by typescript of Sheep-shearing, 8 pages, 1910.
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2.1 A Forsyte encounters the people, corrected typescript, 15 pages; corrected proof copy, 9 pages; 1930. Bound.
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2.2 Francie's fourpenny foreigner, corrected typescript, 19 pages; corrected proof copy, 6 pages; 1929-1930. Bound.
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2.3 From the four winds, by John Sinjohn, printed book with inscription and handwritten revisions, 252 pages bound, 1897. Revisions restricted to chapter titled 'Tally ho' – Budmâsh. From Hanley II.
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2.4 The grand jury, handwritten manuscript, 1 page bound, undated.
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11.1 A horse, signed handwritten manuscript, 1 page bound, undated. From the Hanley Collection.
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2.6 Loyalties; drama in three acts, signed handwritten manuscript, 157 pages, 24 August 1921. From the Hanley Collection.
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3.1 Maid-in-waiting, corrected typescript, 446 pages bound, undated.
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3.2 Maid-in-waiting, corrected proofs for Nash's magazine, 87 pages bound, March-December 1931. Accompanied by letter from J. Ralph Pinker to Miss A. M. Head, 21 November 1930.
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2.5 Never get out!, initialed handwritten manuscript, 1 page, 15 February 1930.
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3.3 Nicholas-Rex, corrected typescript, 17 pages; corrected proof copy, 9 pages; 1930. Bound.
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2.5 Punch and go, corrected proof copy, 22 pages, 29 June 1921.
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3.4 Revolt at Roger's, corrected typescript, 15 pages; corrected proof copy, 9 pages, 1929. Bound.
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3.5 Sands of time, corrected typescript, 14 pages; corrected proof copy, 9 pages, 1930. Bound.
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4.1-2 A sheaf, typescript, 485 pages, 1921.
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2.5 Strife, proof copy inscribed by Harley Granville-Barker with handwritten corrections, notes, and deletions by him, 109 pages, undated. "H. G. B. private copy." From Hanley II.
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4.3 Timothy's narrow squeak, corrected typescript, 18 pages; corrected proof copy, 9 pages; 1930. Bound.
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4.4 To beauty, signed handwritten manuscript, 1 page, undated.
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4.5 Verses, typescript, 43 pages bound, undated (1910 inscription). Lillah McCarthy's copy.

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Letters:

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4.6 ALS to unidentified recipient, 8 April no year.
ALS to unidentified recipient, 23 November 1910.
ALS to unidentified recipient, 14 March 1912.
ALS to unidentified recipient, 24 June 1913.
ALS to unidentified recipients, 8 May 1921.
ALS to unidentified recipient, 3 August 1926.
ALS to unidentified recipient, 16 March 1931.
17 ALS, ALS / incomplete to unidentified recipients, 1912-1932, undated. Bodies of several letters in Ada Galsworthy's hand; one signed by her. Included with these: 5 empty envelopes, addressed to Jacob Berlin, Ferdinand Guthein, Pam Phillimore, and Emily Walker.
3 ALS to unidentified recipients, 1914-1932. Included with these: envelope addressed by Galsworthy to Mrs. Arthur Scribner, 1921.
ALS to Anglo-American Society, London, 17 December 1912.
ALS to Atkinson, 10 May 1928.
ALS to Benjamin, Cyril Baron, 29 July 1927.
ALS to The Bookman's journal, 26 July 1927.
ALS to Bottomley, Roland, 25 November 1932.
ALS to Bullen, Arthur Henry, 4 October 1906.
ANS to Christy, Gerald, 16 November no year.
ALS to Clark, 24 September 1921.
ALS to Cohen, Alex, 22 April 1926.
ALS to Colvin, Frances, Lady, 30 June 1914.
ALI to Conrad, Joseph, 17 November 1913.
2 ALS to Cournos, John, 10 and 26 November 1928.
39 ALS to Curtis Brown Limited, 1922-1927.
ALS to Davis, Elbridge, 22 November 1931.
ALS to Dawson, 11 July 1927.
ALI to Drinkwater, John, 1930.
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4.7 15 ALS to Ervine, St. John Greer, 1911-1933. Carbon typescripts of each included.
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5.1 4 ALS to Fairholme, Captain, 1915-1931.
ALS to Farren, William, 22 November 1912.
ALS to Fernald?, 12 August 1919.
ALS to Fraser, 25 June 1928.
2 ALI to Garnett, Edward, 21 January 1914, 20 October 1917.
AL / incomplete to Goch, 8 June 1932. In the hand of Ada Galsworthy.
2 ALS to Goldsmith, 13 and 29 May 1931.
2 ALS to Granville-Barker, Harley, 25 November and 12 December 1916. From Hanley II.
ALS to Grierson, Herbert John Clifford, Sir, 6 October 1926.
ALS to Harris, Frank, 7 September 1928. Removed from the De Golyer Collection copy of Galsworthy's The Man of property, London, 1906.
ALS to Harris, Frank, 12 March 1930.
ALS to Hatton, Bessie, 18 December 1909.
ALS to Henderson, Keith, 25 July 1930.
ALS to Holland, Miss, 25 June 1901.
2 ALS to Hoppé, Emil Otto, 27 May 1924, 13 April no year.
2 ALS to Horniman, Miss, 6 September and 31 October 1912.
TccL / copy to Hudson, William Henry, 4 November 1901. Included with this: TccL / copy from Galsworthy to Eckel re this letter, undated.
ALS to Huntington, 30 September 1917.
ALS to Johnson, Martyn, 7 December 1916.
ALS to Keogh, 5 July 1929. Removed from TEMP G139fors 1922a HRC.
ALS / photocopy to Kincheloe, Maude, 21 October 1919. Included with this: photocopy of handwritten manuscript / answers to questionnaire.
11 ALS, telegram to Knopf, Alfred A., 1912-1922, undated. ALS dated 30 April 1913 and 7 February 1921 in Ada Galsworthy's hand, but signed by John Galsworthy.
ALS to Knopf, Alfred A., 15 April 1925.
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5.2 ALS to Lemperly, Paul, 27 April 1922.
ALS to Lesser, 8 January 1931.
ALS to Leuliette, Victor, 3 May 1924. Body of letter in Ada Galsworthy's hand.
ALS to Lion, Miss, 9 November no year. Body of letter in Ada Galsworthy's hand.
ALS to MacDonald, Greville, 20 May 1924.
ALS to Mannering, 28 March no year. Body of letter in another hand.
ALS to Mannering, 25 April no year. Body of letter in Ada Galsworthy's hand.
ALS to Meech, Sylvia, 29 December 1931.
ALS to Moss, David, 26 June 1929.
2 ALS to Moult, Thomas, 5 June 1920, 14 April 1922. Newspaper clipping enclosed with letter of 14 April 1922.
4 ALS to Nichols, Robert, 1918-1926.
ALS to Olmerad?, Ben, 13 June no year.
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5.3 14 ALS, 13 ALI to O'Riordan, Conal O'Connell, 1908-1930. Body of 2 letters in the hand of Ada Galsworthy.
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5.2 2 TccL / copies to Partington, Wilfrid George, 30 September and 1 October 1924.
ALS to Pinero, Arthur Wing, Sir, 3 February no year. Body of letter in hand of Ada Galsworthy.
1200 ALS, 3 ALS / incomplete, TLS, 2 APCS, 2 telegrams to Pinker (James B.) & Sons, 6 bound volumes, 1904-1932. Contains additional correspondence addressed to James B., Eric, and Ralph Pinker. The letters not written in John Galsworthy's own hand are in that of his wife Ada. The appendix to Volume 6 contains the undated letters, the letters written by Ada Galsworthy after her husband's death and some letters from publishers and editors:
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7.1 1906-1910.
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7.2 1911-1913.
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8.1 1914-1916.
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8.2 1917-1919.
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9.1 1920-1926.
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10.1 1927-1932, appendix.
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5.2 ALS to Priestley, Margaret, 15 November 1932.
8 ALS to Pugh, Alice, 1909-1916.
2 ALS to Pugh, Miss, 5 September 1911, 31 May 1915.
ALS to Rees, 5 October 1925.
ALS to Robins, Elizabeth, 25 May no year.
2 ALS to Robins, Elizabeth, 15 February 1918, 20 February 1920. Body of letters in Ada Galsworthy's hand.
ALS to Royden, Agnes Maude, 17 October 1925. Body of letter in hand of Ada Galsworthy.
ALS to Rutter, 9 June 1921.
ALS to Ryan, Mrs., 19 November 1932.
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5.4 ALS to Sadler (sic, Sadleir), Michael, 18 July 1911. Bound with this: FLS by J. M. Barrie, John Galsworthy, and Gilbert Murray to Louis Parker, undated. From the Hanley Collection.
ALS to Sadler (sic, Sadleir), Michael, 29 November 1914. Bound. From the Hanley Collection.
247 ALS, 2 AL to Schalit, Leon, 1919-1932:
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5.5 1919-1922.
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5.6 1923.
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5.7 1924.
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5.8 1925.
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5.9 1926.
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5.10 1927.
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5.11 1928.
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6.1 1929.
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6.2 1930.
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6.3 1931.
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6.4 1932.
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5.2 ALS to Scott, 28 May 1928.
ALS to Squire, John Collings, Sir re the P.E.N. Club, 12 April 1923.
ALS to Thompson, 16 November 1928.
7 TccL / copies to Unwin, Thomas Fisher, 1898-1899.
ALS to Watts, Marjorie, 8 October 1932.
2 TccL / copies to Weil, 14 April and 7 October 1929.
ANS to Wynne, Lewis, 3 June 1920.
2 ALS to Wynne, Lewis, 21 April and 14 July 1929. Body of letters in the hand of Ada Galsworthy with handwritten postscript by Galsworthy on 14 July letter. Attached to each: handwritten manuscript / copy of article by Wynne on Galsworthy with emendations by Galsworthy.
ALS to Wynne, Lewis, 15 May 1929.

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Letters 1:

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6.5 Letters to Curtis Brown and others, 1899-1929.

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Miscellaneous:

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6.6 Unidentified author. Bookseller's description of a copy of the first issue of Flowering wilderness, typescript / note, 1 page, undated. Removed from TEMP G139fl 1932 HRC.
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10.1 Bone, James, 1872- . TLS to Galsworthy, John, 24 March 1930. Filed in Galsworthy's letters to Pinker, Vol. VI.
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6.6 Caillet-Baxter, A. John Galsworthy, carbon typescript with handwritten emendations by Galsworthy, 12 pages, undated. Enclosed with this: ALS from Galsworthy to A. Caillet-Baxter, 18 February 1931.
Conrad, Jessie George. ALS to Partridge, R. L. re authentication of copy of Jocelyn, 22 April 1936. Attached to this: typescript statement of explanation by Partridge. Removed from AC-L G139j 1898 copy 4.
Cosmopolitan magazine, signed handwritten telegram A. C. Kiley to Bookishly, 19 October 1911.
Galsworthy, Ada Cooper, Mrs.:
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6.7 2 ALS to unidentified recipient, 19 and 25 September 1929.
2 Christmas cards to unidentified recipient, December 1935.
2 ALS to Bernheimer, 7 and 12 May 1939.
ALS to Drake (James F.) Inc., 15 October 1935.
2 ALS to Goldsmith, Alfred, Mrs., 20 and 22 May 1931.
ANS to Howe, William T. H., 1 December 1936.
4 ALS, APCS, Christmas card, change of address card to Knopf, Alfred A., 1912-1919, undated. APCS signed John and Ada Galsworthy. ALS dated 12 February 1919 addressed to Mr. and Mrs. Knopf. Included with these: handwritten schedule of arrivals and departures for three-day trip.
5 ALS to O'Riordan, Conal O'Connell, 1925-1928, undated.
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10.1 ANS to Pinker (James B.) & Sons, 3 March 1928. Filed in Galsworthy's letters to Pinker, Vol. VI.
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6.8 11 ALS to Schalit, Leon, 1924-1936.
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6.7 ALS to Schwartz, Jacob, 5 July 1934. Enclosed with this: photocopy of inscription. Removed from Hanley 365. From the Hanley Collection.
ALS to Tranter, Edith Barbara, 6 June 1932.
Galsworthy, John:
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6.9 Autograph, 1929.
Initialed handwritten inscription / photocopy, 1 page, 29 September 1921. To Ada Galsworthy.
Note re mailing sheets of his translation of Carmen, signed handwritten manuscript / note cut from mailing wrapper, 1 page, undated.
Original watercolor Christmas cards from Ada and John Galsworthy, 2 items, 1930.
Titles of three plays and his signature on a small card, 19 July? 1919. Removed from G193e 1912a HRC.
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6.6 Middleton, Wilfrid Lawson, 1881- . ALS to Galsworthy re Strife, 8 December 1913. Enclosed with this: newspaper clipping.
Reynolds, Paul R. TLS to Pinker, James B., 26 October 1915.
Scribner's (Charles) Sons. TLS Maxwell Perkins to Louis Henry Cohn re presentation copy of Soames and the flag, 12 June 1930. Removed from AC-L G139so 1930a copy 1.
Scribner's (Charles) Sons. 2 TLS to Pinker, James B. re Beyond by Galsworthy, 25 June and 13 July 1917.
Smyth, W. R. ALS to unidentified recipient re Galsworthy leaflet, 4 January? 1946. Removed from AC-L G139w 1927.
Taylor, J. C. C. TLS to Galsworthy, 13 August 1930. Written on this: ANS reply by Galsworthy. Included with this: related correspondence, 3 TLS from Linda Gardiner, C. G. des Graz, Louis Henry Cohn.
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gf 1 Wynne, Lewis. The greatness of Galsworthy, galley proofs with handwritten corrections, 2 sheets, undated. Written on this: ANI by Galsworthy.
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6.10 Miscellaneous uncataloged materials (empty envelopes and cancelled check).

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 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

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