University of Texas, Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center

John Gould Fletcher:

An Inventory of His Collection at the Harry Ransom Center



Creator: Fletcher, John Gould, 1886-1950
Title: John Gould Fletcher Collection
Dates: 1910-1953, undated
Abstract: Includes a few manuscripts by the American poet John Gould Fletcher as well as some outgoing and incoming letters. Correspondents include Conrad Aiken, Daisy Arbuthnot, T. S. Eliot, Robert Frost, Vachel Lindsay, Amy Lowell, Mabel Dodge Luhan, Edgar Lee Masters, Ezra Pound, Carl Sandburg, L. A. G. Strong, Louis Untermeyer, William Carlos Williams, and others. Some items are photocopies of original letters held by the University of Arkansas.
Call Number: Manuscript Collection MS-1419
Extent: 3 boxes (1.26 linear feet)
Language: English
Repository: The University of Texas at Austin, Harry Ransom Center

Restrictions

Access:

Open for research


Administrative Information

Processed by:

Joan Sibley and Katherine Noble, 2012

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

Works:

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1.1 The Kaiser's Christmas tree, signed carbon typescript with handwritten emendations, 4 pages, undated. Included with this: rejection slip from The Daily Mail, undated.
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1.2 The two frontiers, notes, handwritten manuscript, 3 pages, undated. Enclosed with this: TLS Charlie May Hogue Simon to Bess Demaree, undated. Removed from E 169.1 F61 HRC AHI.



Letters:

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1.3-4 40 ALS, 17 ALI, 3 TLS, APCS (all photocopies) to Aiken, Conrad Potter, 1916-1949, undated. Included with these: University of Arkansas Library, TLS / incomplete / photocopy to Humanities Research Center, University of Texas, 28 July 1971.
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1.5-2.3 145 ALS, ALS / incomplete, 3 AL to Arbuthnot, Daisy, 1914-1916, undated.
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1.2 2 ALS to Arbuthnot, Gwennie, 21 December 1914 and 11 February 1916.
ALS to Arbuthnot, Terence, 21 December 1914.
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2.4 5 ALS, APCS to Brodzky, Horace Ascher, Sir, 1910-1913, undated.
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2.5 ALS to Canby, Henry Seidel, 21 July 1934.
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2.6 ALS to Mumford, Lewis, 1 August 1944. Not described in card catalog (purchase R13738, 1984).
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2.7 6 ALS to Titus, Edward W., 1930, undated. Included with this: Marine eden (poem), signed handwritten manuscript with few emendations, 5 pages, and signed typescript, 3 pages, 1930.
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2.8 10 ALS, ALI / all photocopies to Untermeyer, Louis, 1920-1935, undated. Included with these: University of Arkansas Library, TLS / incomplete / photocopy to Humanities Research Center, University of Texas, 28 July 1971.



Recipient:

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2.10 Aiken, Conrad Potter, 1889- . 4 ALS, 10 TLS, APCI, 4 TPCI, 3 ALI, 7 TLI, TPCS, 2 initialed Christmas cards / all photocopies to Fletcher, 1917-1949, undated. Included with these: University of Arkansas Library, TLS / incomplete / photocopy to Humanities Research Center, University of Texas, 28 July 1971.
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3.1 Eliot, Thomas Stearns, 1888-1965. 5 ALS, 4 ALI, 12 TLS, 8 TLI, 2 ANI, AN, 2 TN, APCI, 3 signed Christmas cards / all photocopies to Fletcher, 1920-1936, undated. Included with these: University of Arkansas Library, TLS / incomplete / photocopy to Humanities Research Center, University of Texas, 28 July 1971.
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2.9 Frost, Robert, 1874-1963. 5 TLS / photocopies to Fletcher, 1920-1924. Included with these: University of Arkansas Library, TLS / incomplete / photocopy to Humanities Research Center, University of Texas, 28 July 1971.
Lindsay, Nicholas Vachel, 1879-1931. 2 ALS / photocopies to Fletcher, 1 June and 11 September 1920. Included with these: University of Arkansas Library, TLS / incomplete / photocopy to Humanities Research Center, University of Texas, 28 July 1971.
Luhan, Mabel Dodge, 1879-1962. ALS / incomplete, ANS / both photocopies to Fletcher, undated. Included with these: University of Arkansas Library, TLS / incomplete / photocopy to Humanities Research Center, University of Texas, 28 July 1971.
Masters, Edgar Lee, 1869-1950. 2 ALS, 3 TLS, 5 TLI / all photocopies to Fletcher, 1937-1943. Enclosed with one: Lands end (August 23, 1938), typescript with handwritten emendations and notes / photocopy, 2 pages, 30 July 1938. Included with these: University of Arkansas Library, TLS / incomplete / photocopy to Humanities Research Center, University of Texas, 28 July 1971.
Pound, Ezra Loomis, 1885- . ALI, 3 TLI, TL, TPC / all photocopies to Fletcher, 1933-1934, undated. Included with these: University of Arkansas Library, TLS / incomplete / photocopy to Humanities Research Center, University of Texas, 28 July 1971.
Sandburg, Carl, 1878-1967, 2 TLS / photocopies to Fletcher, 13 June 1920 and 11 March 1929. Included with these: University of Arkansas Library, TLS / incomplete / photocopy to Humanities Research Center, University of Texas, 28 July 1971.
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3.2 Strong, Leonard Alfred George, 1896-1958. 7 ALS, ALI / all photocopies to Fletcher, 1923-1931. Included with these: University of Arkansas Library, TLS / incomplete / photocopy to Humanities Research Center, University of Texas, 28 July 1971.
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3.3 Untermeyer, Louis, 1885- . 16 ALS, ALI, 16 TLS / all photocopies to Fletcher, 1920-1935, undated. Included with these: Freedom (poem), initialed handwritten manuscript with AN written on it / photocopy, 1 page, undated. Also included: University of Arkansas Library, TLS / incomplete / photocopy to Humanities Research Center, University of Texas, 28 July 1971.



Miscellaneous:

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3.4 Aiken, Conrad Potter, 1889- . 2 TLS / photocopies to Charlie May Simon Fletcher, 11 May 1950 and 13 February 1952. Included with these: University of Arkansas Library, TLS / incomplete / photocopy to Humanities Research Center, University of Texas, 28 July 1971.
Amphlett & Co., Solicitors, London. 4 TLS / photocopies from John R. Amphlett to Conrad Potter Aiken, 1932-1933. Included with these: University of Arkansas Library, TLS / incomplete / photocopy to Humanities Research Center, University of Texas, 28 July 1971.
Bergen, Henry. ALS / photocopy to Conrad Potter Aiken, 3 October 1932. Included with these: University of Arkansas Library, TLS / incomplete / photocopy to Humanities Research Center, University of Texas, 28 July 1971.
Crookshank, F. G. 2 TLS / photocopies to Conrad Potter Aiken, 30 September and 3 October 1932. Included with these: University of Arkansas Library, TLS / incomplete / photocopy to Humanities Research Center, University of Texas, 28 July 1971.
Freeman, Gertrude. 3 ALS / photocopies to Conrad Potter Aiken, 25 September, 26 September, and 2 October 1932. Included with these: Included with these: University of Arkansas Library, TLS / incomplete / photocopy to Humanities Research Center, University of Texas, 28 July 1971.
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3.5 Hyde, Lorna. 6 ALS / photocopies to Conrad Potter Aiken, 1932-1933, undated. Included with these: University of Arkansas Library, TLS / incomplete / photocopy to Humanities Research Center, University of Texas, 28 July 1971.
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3.4 Lowell, Amy, 1874-1925. 2 TL / photocopies to William Carlos Williams, 9 October and 13 October 1916. Included with these: University of Arkansas Library, TLS / incomplete / photocopy to Humanities Research Center, University of Texas, 28 July 1971.
Nettleship, Anderson. TLS to Bess Demaree, 26 November 1951. Letterhead: The John Gould Fletcher Foundation. Removed from E 169.1 F61 HRC AHI.
Pound, Ezra Loomis, 1885- :
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3.4 APC / photocopy to J. Bard, 12 October 1931. Included with these: University of Arkansas Library, TLS / incomplete / photocopy to Humanities Research Center, University of Texas, 28 July 1971.
ALI, 3 TL / all photocopies to Charlie May Simon Fletcher, 1951-1953, undated. Included with these: University of Arkansas Library, TLS / incomplete / photocopy to Humanities Research Center, University of Texas, 28 July 1971.
TL / photocopy to Norman Holmes Pearson, undated. Included with these: University of Arkansas Library, TLS / incomplete / photocopy to Humanities Research Center, University of Texas, 28 July 1971.
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1.1 Simon, Charlie May Hogue, 1897- . TLS to Bess Demaree, undated. Enclosed with John Gould Fletcher, The two frontiers, notes, handwritten manuscript, 3 pages, undated. Removed from E 169.1 F61 HRC AHI.
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3.4 Williams, William Carlos, 1883-1963. 2 TL / photocopies to Amy Lowell, 4 October and 12 October 1916. Included with these: University of Arkansas Library, TLS / incomplete / photocopy to Humanities Research Center, University of Texas, 28 July 1971.



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