University of Texas, Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center

Eugene Field:

An Inventory of His Collection at the Harry Ransom Center



Creator: Field, Eugene, 1850-1895
Title: Eugene Field Collection
Dates: 1837-1951, undated
Abstract: Includes manuscripts and correspondence of Eugene Field, the American writer best known for his children's poetry and humorous essays for newspapers. The collection includes an illustrated manuscript of his most famous poem, "Wynken, Blynken, and Nod," letters to his wife, Julia Sutherland Comstock Field, and other family members, as well as correspondence with colleagues and publishers.
Call Number: Manuscript Collection MS-1381
Extent: 5 boxes (2.10 linear feet)
Language: English, French
Repository: The University of Texas at Austin, Harry Ransom Center

Restrictions

Access:

Open for research


Administrative Information

Processed by:

Joan Sibley and Sara Saastamoinen, 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.


Container List

Works:

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1.1 Untitled poem, But thee, immersed in state affairs…, handwritten manuscript / incomplete / fair copy, 1 page, undated. ANS by Benjamin on verso guarantees the authenticity of the manuscript. Included with this is an envelope addressed to Field by Hiram Below.
Untitled epitaph in verse, Here lies a mass of mouldering clay…, signed handwritten manuscript, 1 page, 18 August 1886. The four-line verse is written below a pen and ink drawing, after an original drawing of Field by Sclanders. Possibly a forgery, perhaps by Eugene Field II.
Although there is no positive – by which we mean authoritative – assurance…, signed handwritten manuscript, 7 pages, undated. Some French.
An abbreviated courtship, signed handwritten manuscript, 1 page, undated.
And every evidence of woe…, signed handwritten manuscript, 1 page, undated.
The ashes on the slide, signed handwritten manuscript, 2 pages, 14 December 1891.
Bangin' on the Rhine, typescript / copy, 1 page; carbon copy typescript / copy, 1 page; undated.
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1.2 Ben Apfelgarten, signed handwritten manuscript, 5 pages bound, 25 August 1890 (London). Includes engraved portrait of Field. From the Stark Collection. Bookplate: William H. and Miriam Luther Stark.
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1.1 The bibliomaniac's prayer (poem), signed handwritten manuscript / incomplete, 1 page, undated.
Boccaccio, signed handwritten manuscript, 4 pages, undated.
The bottle and the bird, printed broadside, 1 page, undated.
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1.3 The bow-leg boy, signed handwritten manuscript, 3 pages bound, 23 July 1895. Included with this: printed music and lyrics by Field for There burns a star o'er Bethlehem town. From the Stark Collection. Bookplate: William H. and Miriam Luther Stark.
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1.4 Buttercup, poppy, forgetmenot, signed handwritten manuscript, 2 pages bound with printed copy, undated.
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1.1 Club song, Buena Park athletic club, Chicago, carbon typescript, 1 page, undated.
Defeat on Long Island, signed handwritten manuscript, 4 pages, 30 April 1889.
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1.5 A dog howled at me in the dark…, handwritten manuscript with emendations, 1 page bound, 24 January 1890 (London). Name "Mr. Cable" at heading; authentication on verso signed by Eugene Field II, 23 December 1918.
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1.6 The dream-ship (to Mrs. E. D. Winslow), handwritten manuscript with emendations, 3 pages, undated. "Sold to the Ladies' home journal." Includes printed copy. From the Hanley Collection.
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1.1 The duel, signed handwritten manuscript / facsimile, 2 pages, 6 February 1894.
Dutch lullaby, signed handwritten manuscript / facsimile, 2 pages, February 1890. Later titled Wynken, Blynken, and Nod.
Dutch lullaby / signed handwritten manuscript / facsimile, 2 pages, February 1890. With hand-colored illustration and additional original signature. Later titled Wynken, Blynken, and Nod.
An editorial schedule, typescript, 3 pages, undated. Note: item came with other Field manuscripts, but no verification that it was written by Field.
XIV Basium, Joh. Sec., 2 signed handwritten manuscripts, 1 page each, 15 February 1889, undated.
A French crisis, typescript / copy / incomplete, 1 page; carbon copy typescript / copy / incomplete, 2 pages; undated.
From the same canteen, signed handwritten manuscript, 1 page, June 1885 (Portland).
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1.7 The goosebirds, handwritten manuscript, 1 page, 5 November 1884. Ink extremely faded; photographic reproduction included.
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1.1 Grant / first two stanzas of Nellie, handwritten manuscript, 1 page, March 1885 (Chicago). With typed transcript.
His gander-blue eyes are of large-paper size…, handwritten manuscript, 1 page, undated. Includes illustration "Myra, Francis and Eugene, en route to the ways, Sunday March 19, 1893" initialed by "E. F. pinx."
Horace Fletcher, signed handwritten manuscript, 1 page, 20 February 1895 (Buena Park). Removed from F4541ov 1894 copy 1.
A horrid old thing is old King Boo…, signed handwritten manuscript / facsimile, 4 pages, 15 July 1893. Includes illustration in ink.
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1.8 Hymn: midnight hour, signed handwritten manuscript, 1 page bound, undated. With decorated capitals and border. Includes typed transcript and photo-reproduction of portrait of Field. Bookplate: William H. and Miriam Luther Stark.
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1.1 Jest ‘fore Christmas, signed handwritten manuscript / facsimile, 3 pages, 6 April 1894 (New Orleans). Signature of Fred Field appended, 7 January 1895.
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1.9 Kissing time, signed handwritten manuscript, 2 pages, 6 February 1894.
Körner's battle-prayer, signed handwritten manuscript, 2 pages, 25 February 1891.
Little boy blue:
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1.9 Signed handwritten manuscript, 1 page, April 1888 (Chicago). Inscribed "for my dearest and most beautiful Julia, ever yours, devotedly." With color illustrations.
Signed handwritten manuscript / fair copy / facsimile, 1 page, 31 October 1895. Included with this: TLS Henry K. Field to Frank N. Russ, 3 June 1902.
Handwritten manuscript / early version with corrections, 1 page, undated. With color illustrations.
Signed handwritten manuscript / facsimile, 1 page, undated. With original color illustrations and additional signature.
Signed handwritten manuscript / facsimile, 2 copies, 1 page each, undated.
Little Willie, signed handwritten manuscript / facsimile, 2 pages, undated. "Marked M. T. Carleton, 1888." With color illustration.
Little Willie, carbon copy typescript / copy, 1 page, 19 October 1895. Included with this: handwritten manuscript / printer's notes for layout.
Mr. E. S. Willard is the youngest of London's actor-managers…, signed typescript with emendations, 1 page, undated.
Mother and child, signed handwritten manuscript / "first copy," 1 page, 23 March 1889.
Mother and child, typescript / copy of Field's signed handwritten manuscript / first copy, 1 page, 23 March 1889.
The onion tart, signed handwritten manuscript with emendation and addition, 2 pages, 26 May 1890 (Berlin).
Our two opinions, signed handwritten manuscript, 3 pages, undated.
Out to this land by the sunset sea…, initialed handwritten manuscript with emendations, 1 page, 18 January 1894.
A royal misunderstanding, signed handwritten manuscript, 1 page, undated.
Shuffle-shoon and Amber-locks, handwritten manuscript, 1 page, undated. With data on "Baby's first birthday – Edward, July 13, 1873" on verso.
The singing in God's-acre, signed handwritten manuscript, 2 pages, 26 September 1891.
Socratic love:
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1.9 Handwritten manuscript / copy by Field, 10 pages, 1888. Book plate of Henry W. Poor.
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1.10 Handwritten manuscript / printer's copy, 5 pages bound, September 1888. "Written for Papyrus Club, Boston, Mass."
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1.11 Typescript / copy, 2 pages; 2 carbon typescripts / copies, 2 pages each; undated.
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1.9 Some time, signed handwritten manuscript / photocopy, 2 pages, 4 November 1889.
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2.1 The Stoddards, signed handwritten manuscript with corrections, 4 pages bound, 14 February 1891. Stanzas in transposed order from published version. Bound with ALS from Field to Richard Henry Stoddard, 15 September 1887.
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1.9 The symbol and the saint: A Christmas tale, illustrated handwritten manuscript / photocopy, 11 pages, 1886. Illustration by J. L. Selanders.
To Dr. Frank W. Reilly, carbon typescript / copy with explanatory notes and additional items re Reilly and others, 1 page, 14 September 1886, undated. Originally located in Works I.
A valentine to my wife, handwritten manuscript, 1 page, 14 February 1887 (Chicago).
What's writ below…, handwritten manuscript, 1 page, undated. Signed in upper left hand corner of ALS from George H. Yenowine to Francis Wilson, 22 August 1894.
When I was young and callow…, signed handwritten manuscript, 1 page, May 1892. Originally in Works I.
Willie, signed handwritten manuscript / facsimile, 2 pages, undated. Printed above title: W. T. Carleton, 1888. Included with this: envelope of Francis Wilson.



Works I:

Spine title: Original manuscripts and letters published and unpublished; contents include:
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2.2 Catullus. Of the dead sparrows, translated by Field, signed handwritten manuscript, 2 pages, 16 March 1892. On page 27.
Catullus. To Lesbia, translated by Field, signed handwritten manuscript, 1 page, undated. On page 27.
Field, Eugene, 1850-1895:
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2.2 And men come here to say to me…, signed handwritten manuscript, 1 page, undated. On page 50.
Ballade of women I love, signed handwritten manuscript, 2 pages, undated. On page 22.
Bibliomaniac beware / How you occupy this chair…, signed handwritten manuscript, 1 page, undated. On page 45.
Chloe, signed handwritten manuscript, 1 page, undated. On page 25.
Christmas morning, signed handwritten manuscript, 2 pages, undated. On page 21.
Confidential circular, signed handwritten manuscript, 1 page, undated. On page 43.
Definitions, signed handwritten manuscript / notes, 1 page, undated. With authentication signed by Julia Sutherland Field, 29 November 1918. On page 42.
How John Francis went fishing, signed handwritten manuscript, 3 pages, undated. On page 26.
Letters:
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2.2 ALS to unidentified recipient, 26 June 1889. On page 19. With reply from M. M. Garry, Dog Pound superintendent.
ALS to unidentified recipient re volume of Western verse, 26 June 1889. On page 52.
ALS to Hawthorne, Henry, 8 June 1891. On page 18.
ALS to Lawson, Victor Fremont, 14 October 1892. ALS / reply from Lawson to Field on same page. On page 17.
10 ALS to Millard, George M., 1888-1894, undated. On pages 1-11.
2 ALS to Wilson, Francis, 29 and 30 June 1889. On page 15 and 16.
List re authors and books, signed handwritten manuscript / notes, 1 page, undated. On verso: 3 lines of verse, In the realms of tiddy-toddy… . On page 51.
My little _____ / I sung a song that lulled a child to sleep…, signed handwritten manuscript / drafts, 3 pages, undated. On page 34.
New Year's eve, signed handwritten manuscript, 2 pages, 31 December 1889. On page 39.
The parent voice, signed handwritten manuscript, 1 page, undated. On page 38.
Private circular in printed letter form, signed handwritten manuscript, 1 page, 23 February 1889. On page 53.
Pups, signed handwritten manuscript, 1 page, undated. On page 28.
Rondel, signed handwritten manuscript, 1 page, undated. Heading reads "Sharps and flats." On page 29.
The Russian wedding, signed handwritten manuscript, 1 page, undated. On page 33.
The singer mother, signed handwritten manuscript, 1 page, 6 October 1884. Includes authentication signed by Julia Sutherland Field, 29 November 1918 and a signed printed copy. On pages 31 and 32.
Table of contents / The verses in this little book, signed handwritten manuscript, 4 pages, undated. Similar to table of contents in A little book of Western verse, first edition. On page 37.
There's a good old rule untold in prose…, signed handwritten manuscript, 1 page, undated. On page 46.
The things the children say, whether in earnest or in play…, signed handwritten manuscript, 1 page, undated. On page 47.
To master Dixey, signed handwritten manuscript, 1 page, 1886. On page 24.
To Mr. Magee, signed handwritten manuscript, 2 pages, undated. On page 20.
'Twas in the year av '92…, signed handwritten manuscript / draft, 3 pages, undated. On page 40.
When the king observed her life adjourned…, signed handwritten manuscript, 1 page, undated. On page 49.
Whenever, of a Christmas time…, signed handwritten manuscript / draft, 2 pages, undated. On page 44.
You ask me to send an original draft…, signed handwritten manuscript, 1 page, undated. On page 48.
Herlossohn, C. The three tailors, translated by Field, signed handwritten manuscript, 2 pages, 1890. On page 36.
Horatius Flaccus, Quintus. Odes 1, 31, translated by Field, signed handwritten manuscript / draft, 1 page, undated. On verso of page 5 of TLS from Victor Fremont Lawson to Field, undated. On page 41.
Lawson, Victor Fremont, 1850-1925. TLS / incomplete to Field, undated. On verso of Field's translation of Horace's Odes. On page 41.
Lawson, Victor Fremont, 1850-1925. ALS to Field, October 1892. On ALS from Field to Lawson, 14 October 1892. On page 17.
Millard, George M. 3 ALS to Field, 1893-1895. On pages 12-14.
Omar Khayyam. From the Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam II, translated by Field, signed handwritten manuscript, 1 page, 1 August 1889. On page 30.
Uhland, Ludwig, 1787-1862. Three cavaliers, translated by Field, signed handwritten manuscript, 2 pages, undated. On page 23.
Uhland, Ludwig, 1787-1862. White stag, translated by Field, handwritten manuscript, 1 page, 1890. On page 35.



Works II:

Spine title: Eugene Field's library catalog; contents include:
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2.3 Beranger, Pierre Jean de, 1780-1857. Broken fiddle, translated by Field, signed handwritten manuscript / 12 stanzas, 1 page, undated. On page 137.
Beranger, Pierre Jean de, 1780-1857. To my old coat, translated by Field, signed handwritten manuscript / draft, 1 page, 14 April 1889. On page 62.
Field, Eugene, 1850-1895:
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2.3 Afeelin' somewhat coltish neow…, signed handwritten manuscript, 1 page, undated. Marked "1" on back endpaper.
Alaskan balladry: IV / When I hear thy voice, o maiden…, signed handwritten manuscript / draft, 1 page, 24 April 1889. On page 104.
Alaskan balladry: V / I am like the wretched seal…, signed handwritten manuscript, 1 page, 25 April 1889. On page 112.
Alaskan legends: I / The northland reared his hoary head…, signed handwritten manuscript, 1 page, undated. On page 122.
Alaskan legends: III / Ik Ikith to Litt Kathek's daughter…, signed handwritten manuscript, 1 page, undated. On page 125.
And as fur Mrs. Venus, well… handwritten manuscript, 1 page, undated. On back inside cover.
And here's my mistress, pretty dear!..., handwritten manuscript, 1 page, undated. On page 148.
Guess, signed handwritten manuscript, 1 page, undated. On page 89.
Heigho, my dearie, signed handwritten manuscript, 1 page, undated. On page 102.
In these vernal days of quiet…, signed handwritten manuscript / draft, 1 page, undated. On page 128.
Library catalog, signed handwritten manuscript / list, 91 pages, 1889?.
Little blue pigeon, handwritten manuscript / fragment, 1 page, undated. On page 144.
Lizzie, signed handwritten manuscript, 1 page, 8 April 1889. On page 130.
Mother and child; imitation of Heine, signed handwritten manuscript and signed handwritten manuscript / draft, 1 page, undated. On page 147.
Much boke with little love I send…, signed handwritten manuscript, 1 page, undated. On page 148.
My creditors besieged me hard…, signed handwritten manuscript, 1 page, undated. On page 148.
My Grandma's bombazine, signed handwritten manuscript, 3 pages, 19 September 1890. On pages 127-129.
So I find myself turning with burning…, handwritten manuscript / draft, 1 page, undated. Marked 2 and 3 on page 148.
There once was a croodlin named Dady…, handwritten manuscript, 1 page, undated. On page 148.
Tho' to youth she's delightful, I find Venus spiteful…, signed handwritten manuscript, 1 page, undated. Marked 1 and 4 on back endpaper.
When I wuz younger than I be Miss Peasley wuz a girl to brag on…, signed handwritten manuscript, 1 page, undated. Marked 2 and 3 on inside back cover.
Horatius Flaccus, Quintus. Sailor and shade, Odes 1, 28, translated by Field, signed handwritten manuscript draft, 1 page, undated. On page 141.
Horatius Flaccus, Quintus. To Phyllis, I; Odes IV, 11- (4-11), translated by Field, signed handwritten manuscript / draft, 1 page, undated. On page 142.
Hugo, Victor Marie, 1802-1885. Child at play, translated by Field, signed handwritten manuscript / draft, 1 page, undated. On page 92.
Hugo, Victor Marie, 1802-1885. Pool in the forest / How calm, how beauteous and how cool…, translated by Field, signed handwritten manuscript, 1 page, undated. On page 138.



Letters:

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2.4 4 ALS to unidentified recipients, 1890-1895. Letterhead: Chicago Daily News.
2 ALS to Below, Ida Comstock, 26 June 1882, 31 January 1895. Letterhead: Tribune Editorial Rooms.
ALS to Billings, 1 February 1887.
ALS to Browne, Francis Fisher, 20 July 1885.
ALS to Cable, George Washington, 11 August 1892. Letterhead: Chicago Daily News Editorial Rooms.
2 ALS to Cahoon, B. B., 16 May 1877, 16 May 1878. Letterhead: St. Louis Daily Journal; The Journal Editorial Rooms.
AL to Cahoon, 9 August 1877. Letterhead: St. Louis Daily Journal.
ALS to Comstock, A. A., 19 October 1873.
ALS to Comstock, A. A., 21 October 1873.
ALS to Debs, Eugene Victor, 7 July 1894.
2 ALS to Denison, 16 April 1894, 20 August 1895.
ANS to Dewey, Harriet M., 10 September 1895.
ALS to Ellsworth, James W., 4 July 1892. Letterhead: The Chicago Daily News Editorial Rooms.
ALS to Evans, undated. Letterhead: Rush Evans & Co., Chicago.
ALS, TLS to Field, _____, 5 November 1889, 18 February 1894. Addressed to "My dear boy."
2 ALS to Field, Etta, 29 November 1887, 16 January 1889. Removed from TEMP F457 A1 1896 HRC.
TL / copy to Field, Etta, 18 December 1887.
ALS, 3 TLS, ANI to Field, Eugene II "Pinny," 1890-1895, undated.
ALS, TLS to Field, Frederick "Daisy," 16 November 1889, 28 February 1895. Letterhead: J. D. Fletcher, New Orleans.
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2.5 39 ALS to Field, Julia S. Comstock, 1872-1892, undated. From the Hanley Collection. Letterheads: Office Saint Louis Daily Journal; State of Missouri House of Representatives; Denver Tribune.
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2.6 40 ALS to Field, Julia Sutherland Comstock, 1872-1894. Letterheads: Saint Louis Daily Journal; St. Louis Evening Journal; Henry B. Belt & Co.; Bodine & Lohman; Kansas City Times Company; Colorado Press and News Association; Tribune Publishing Co.; Chicago Daily News.
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2.7-8 ALS to Field, Julia Sutherland, 22 January 1894. Original manuscript damaged and fragile; use preservation photocopy located in 2.8 only.
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2.4 Telegram to Field, Julia Sutherland Comstock, 8 December 1892.
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2.9 4 ALS, 3 TLS to Field, Mary French "Trotty," 1888-1890. One letter with color illustration.
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2.4 ALS "Papa" to Field, Melvin Gray, 15 April 1880.
ALS to Foote, W. E., Mrs., 30 April 1880.
2 ALS to Fuller, W. O., 18 January and 7 February 1878. Letterhead: The Journal Editorial Rooms.
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3.1 ALS to Hutchins, Stilson, 18 March 1884.
ANS to Knickerbocker, undated.
ALS to Lynch, Leigh, 16 May 1894. From the Hanley Collection.
ALS to Lynch, Leigh, 23 August 1894.
ALS to Millard, George M., 11 October 1888.
ALS to Miller, 19 October 1894.
2 ALS to North, 20 November 1894, 27 September 1895.
ALS to Scribner's (Charles) Sons, 26 October 1892. Letterhead: Chicago News Record.
ALS to Shackelford, Collins, 5 August 1893. Letterhead: Union League Club, Chicago.
2 ALS to Skiff, Frederick James Volney, 13 March 1892, 21 November 1893.
ALS to Smith, Harry Bache, Mr. and Mrs., 13 May 1892.
ANS, TL / copy to Stedman, Edmund Clarence, 25 May 1888, undated. ANS written on verso of 2 handwritten notes in unidentified hands.
ALS to Stoker, Bram, 28 November 1893.
ALS to Stone, Melville Elijah, 13 August 1893.
ALS to Weaver and Halstead, 26 November 1886.
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3.2 ALS to Wilson, Francis, 12 September 1891. Includes typed transcript and photo-reproduction of portrait of Field. Bookplate: John Gribbel.
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3.1 ALS to Wilson, Francis, 25 March 1892.
ALS to Wilson, Francis, 2 June 1894. With color illustration.
2 ALS to Yenowine, George H., 25 December 1887, 18 August 1893. One letter with color illustration.



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3.3 Unidentified author. ALS to Field, 10 September 1894.
Unidentified author Ruth. ALS to Field, 19 January no year.
Unidentified author. ANS to Field, 2 February 1894. From "a constant reader and admirer."
Unidentified author. AL / incomplete to Field, 24 June 1895. "Noted Bixby" at head. Letterhead: Hubbard & Bartlett Commission Company.
Abbot, Willis J. ALS to Field, 12 May no year.
Altemus, Henry. ALS to Field, 24 July 1889. Letterhead: Philadelphia Bible Warehouse.
Armstrong, LeRoy. ALS to Field, 3 February 1894. Letterhead: Press Club of Chicago.
Auer, Louis. Telegram to Field, 21 June 1894.
Avery, Dudley. ALS to Field, 11 March 1895.
Baker, A. L. ALS to Field, 11 May 1894.
Ballantyne, Gussie Comstock. ALS to Field, undated.
Ballantyne, John F. 8 ALS to Field, 1884-1890, undated. Letterhead: Chicago Daily News Editorial Rooms.
Barber, E. W. ALS to Field, 13 July 1894.
Below, Ida Comstock. ALS to Field, 25 June 1886.
Berry, William W. ALS to Field, 19 December 1888.
Bigelow, Edward A. TLS to Field, 16 January 1893. Letterhead: The Marquette Club of Chicago.
Blewett, Jean McKishnie. ALS to Field, 14 October 1891.
Bleyer, Julius. TLS to Field, undated. With ANS to Yenowine, George H. to Field., undated. Letterhead: The Evening Wisconsin Editorial Room.
Boardman, Mabel Thorp. ALS to Field, 15 June 1894.
Bok, Edward William, 1863-1930. 3 ALS, 4 TLS, TLS / fragment to Field, 1890-1894, undated. Letterhead: The Ladies' Home Journal Philadelphia.
Brentano's. ALS to Field, 10 February 1892.
Bunner, Henry Cuyler, 1855-1896. To Eugene Field concerning a ewe lamb, signed handwritten manuscript, 1 page, 27 January 1893 (Nutley, N. J.). Also signed by Field. Included with this: Best of all printed poems by Bunner, and Cornish lullaby, printed Poems by Field.
Buskett, William C. 2 ALS to Field, 27 September 1889, 3 February 1892. Letterhead: Fred Burr and Granite Ditch Company.
Butler, E. W. ALS, TLS to Field, 23 February 1893, 24 May 1894. Letterhead: The News Editorial Rooms Buffalo.
Butterworth, B. ALS to Field, 25 April no year.
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3.4 Carney, Julia S. TPCS to Field, 15 March 1892.
Catherwood, Mary Hartwell, 1847-1902. 2 ALS to Field, 11 October no year, undated.
Chandler, Horace P. TLS to Field, 24 March 1893.
Chard, Thomas S. ALS to Field, 21 January 1890.
Chatfield-Taylor, Hobart Chatfield, 1865-1945. 2 ALS, AN to Field, 7 February and 16 December 1893, undated. Letterhead: A. C. McClurg & Co.
Chatfield-Taylor, Rose. ALS to Field, undated.
Childs, George William. ALS to Field, undated.
Clarke, W. F. ALS, TLS to Field, 9 August 1892, 30 August 1894. Letterhead: St. Nicholas Editorial Rooms.
Collins, Charles. ALS to Field, 15 January 1892. Letterhead: Brennan & Collins.
Comstock, E. V. ALS, telegram to Field, 26 July and 16 August 1894. Letterhead: Post Office, St. Louis, Mo.
Comstock, Fred. ALS to Field, undated.
Condon, William Henry. ALS to Field, editor, Sharps and flats, 2 July 1894.
Cooper, James W., et. al. TLS to Field, 4 April 1893. Also from Bruce Barnett and James E. Goodrich.
Criswell, R. W. ALS to Field, 26 November 1883. Letterhead: The Enquirer.
Daly, John Augustin, 1838-1899. ALS to Field, 11 July 1891. Handwritten endorsement signed by Field and dated 25 July 1891.
Dana, Charles Anderson, 1819-1897. ALS to Field, 25 March 1889. Letterhead: The Sun, New York,
Davis, Horace. TLS to Field, 18 January 1895. Letterhead: J. D. Fletcher.
Davis, Mollie M. ALS to Field, undated.
Davis, Will J. 3 ALI, 2 TLS to Field, 1891-1893, undated. Letterhead: The Haymarket.
Debs, Eugene Victor, 1855-1926. ALS to Field, 1 August 1894.
Dechant, Samuel. APCS to Field, 23 October 1893.
Dennis, Charles Henry. 4 ALS to Field, 1891-1894. Letterhead: America Editorial Rooms, The Chicago News Record Editorial Rooms.
DeVinne, Theodore Low. ALS to Field, 11 January 1892. Letterhead: The De Vinne Press.
Dibbler, Sarah M. ALS to Field, 9 February 1891. Removed from TEMP F457 A1 1896 HRC.
Dixey, Henry E. ALS to Field, 12 April 1892.
Duke, Henrietta Morya. ALS to Field, 17 May 1894.
Eddy, Marvin. 4 ALS to Field, 1893-1894. Letterhead: Department of Fine Arts World's Columbian Exposition.
Edwards, J. A. 2 ALS, TLS to Field, 1890-1893.
Ellis, L. Ella Cowls. ALS to Field, 30 September 1894.
Ellsworth, James William. ALS to Field, 27 November 1892.
Farnsworth, Lester L. ALS to Field, 7 February 1893.
Field, Etta. 7 ALS to Field, 1886-1895.
Field, Eugene II "Pinny." 2 ALS to Field ("Papa"), undated.
Field, Frederick "Daisy." 2 ALS to Field ("Papa"), 19 December 1893, 30 January 1894.
Field, Mary French. ALS to Field, 5 August 1891.
Field, Roswell Martin, 1851-1919. 5 ALS, TLS to Field ("Brother"), 1891-1895. Letterhead: The Star, Kansas City.
Finley, John H. ALS to Field, 4 November 1894.
French, Alice. ALS to Field, 7 December 1894.
French, Alice. TLS to Field, 6 November 1894. Removed from 60-794.
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3.5 French, Mary F. 15 ALS to Field, undated.
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3.6 Garrett, Edmund H. APCS to Field, 3 September 1891.
Garrison, C. G. ALS to Field, 18 January 1895. Letterhead: Second Judicial District.
Gosse, Edmund William, Sir, 1849-1928. ALS to Field, 21 October 1890.
Gray, Melvin L. 12 ALS to Field, 1883-1895. Written on back of one: ALS Field to Harriet M. Dervey, 10 August 1895.
Gullion, Julia H. ALS to Field, 15 November 1891.
Guthridge, Jules. ALS to Field, 17 February 1886. Letterhead: The Chicago Daily News.
Handy, Moses Purnell, 1847-1898. ALS to Field, 15 May 1894.
Hasbrook, Charles E. 2 ALS to Field, 24 August no year, 4 May 1892. Letterhead: Morning Advertiser, Sunday Advertiser, Commercial Advertiser.
Hatch, Alice and Helen. ALS to Field, undated.
Hawkins, Willis Brooks. ALS to Field re visit of Arnold Henry Savage Landor, 25 April 1889.
Hegarty, J. 2 ALS, AL / incomplete to Field, 1890.
Henderson, E. A. TLS to Field, 9 November 1891. Letterhead: Citizens Executive Committee.
Henderson, Isaac. 2 ALS to Field, 1 April 1890, 14 November 1892.
Henninges-Heinsohn, Dora. ALS to Field, 8 May 1894.
Hobbes, J. F. ALS to Field, 22 January 1895. Letterhead: Office of Swallow, Hopkins & Hobbes.
Houghteling, James Lawrence. ALS to Field, undated.
Houghton, Mifflin & Co. TLS to Field, 23 September 1890.
Hudson, F. L. ALS to Field, 8 March no year.
Illinois Press Association. TLS president Clinton Rosette to Field, 5 February 1894.
Johnston, F. M. ALS to Field, 27 June 1895.
Johnston, J. W. C. ALS to Field, 25 January 1893. Letterhead: Chicago Telephone Company.
Jordan, David Starr. TLS to Field, 19 January 1894. Letterhead: Office of the President, Leland Stanford Junior University.
Judah, Mary Jameson. ALS to Field, 19 September 1894.
Keene, Francis B. ALS to Field, 23 January no year.
Kimball, H. J. TLS to Field, 15 December 1894. On same page with ANS from Herbert Stuart Stone ("The fifth wheel") to Field. Letterhead: Stone & Kimball.
King, C. J. ALS to Field, 7 December 1891.
King, Clarence, 1842-1901. ALS to Field, undated.
Kirkland, Joseph, 1830-1894. ANS to Field, 7 February 1893.
Kohlsaat, Herman H. ALS to Field, 29 June 1894.
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3.7 Lamon, Dorothy. ALS to Field, 11 June 1894.
Laughlin, Clara E. ALS to Field, 21 January 1895.
Lawson, Victor Fremont, 1850-1925. 3 ALS, 6 TLS to Field, 1889-1895. Letterhead: Chicago Daily News; Chicago Weekly News; Chicago Record.
Lewis, Walter Fay. ALS to Field, 7 May 1894.
Lincoln, L. J. B. ALS to Field, 10 February 1892.
Lord, William S. ALS to Field, Eugene, 17 October 1893. Letterhead: Office of The Enterprise.
Lowrie, H. R. TLS to Field, 21 February 1894. Letterhead: The Newspaper Club of Chicago.
Lynch, Leigh. ALS to Field, 2 February 1894.
MacArthur, James. TLS in verse to Field, March 1893.
McClurg (A. C.) and Company. 4 ALS, TLS / incomplete, TL to Field, 1891-1894.
Maclean, Charles R. ALS to Field, 2 August 1894. Letterhead: The Chicago Tribune Editorial Department.
Mason, William E. 2 TLS to Field, 13 August and 30 November 1894.
Mastin, Sadie E. ALS to Field, 11 April 1891. With notation by Field.
Matthews, Brander, 1852-1929. ALS to Field, 22 December 1892.
Meeker, Ralph. ALS, 2 telegrams to Field, 1889-1893.
Miller, Jahu Dewitt. ALS, ALI to Field, 2 May no year, 8 November 1890.
Monroe, Harriet, 1860-1936. 5 ALS to Field, 1889-1894.
Moses, Pam & Kennedy. TLS to Field, 9 August 1894.
Mott, Henry A. ALS to Field, 1 May 1894.
Myers, A. J. ALS to Field, 24 October no year.
Nixon, Charles E. ALS to Field, 13 September 1893. Letterhead: The Inter Ocean.
Nobles, Katharine. ALS to Field, 28 April 1895.
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3.8 O'Brien, Sara Stafford. ALS to Field, 22 July 1894.
Onderdonk, James L. ALS to Field, 3 May 1895.
O'Sullivan, Daniel E. ALS to Field, 30 August 1894. Letterhead: The Critic.
Page, Walter Hines, 1855-1918. ALS to Field, 7 December 1891.
Palmer, Frank T. W. ALS to Field, 27 July 1890.
Parry, Percy A. ALS to Field, 5 May 1894.
Patterson, Norman. ALS to Field, 27 December 1891.
Patterson, R. W. ALS, TLS to Field, 14 December 1891, 27 June 1895. Letterhead: The Chicago Tribune.
Pelham, Fred. 2 ALS to Field, 9 May and 15 July 1894. ALS of 9 May written on verso of FL of Redpath Lyceum Bureau.
Pelham, Laura Dainty. ALS to Field, 14 May no year.
Pond, James Burton. 2 TLS to Field, 12 and 18 July 1894.
Powers, Harry J. ALS to Field, 23 July 1894. Letterhead: Hooley's Theatre.
Putnam, Sally A., Mrs. ALS to Field, 12 March 1894. Enclosed with this: printed FL to Field, 12 March 1894.
Reid, Mary I. 3 ALS to Field, 1893-1894.
Richardson, Leander Pease. ALS to Field, 18 July 1889. Letterhead: Editorial Rooms, Dramatic News and Sporting Age.
Roche, C. ALS to Field, 10 November 1891. Written in French.
Rogers, Oscar W. 4 ALS, APCS to Field, 1894, undated.
Root, Oren. ALS to Field, 22 March 1895.
Root, Sidney. ALS to Field, 23 January no year.
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3.9 Saalbury, Charles W. TLS to Field, 19 June 1894. Letterhead: The Inter Ocean.
Saltus, Francis H. ALS to Field, 3 February 1893.
Schleiffarth, George. ALS to Field, 17 August 1894. Letterhead: B. Shoringer Co.
Schulte, F. J. ALS to Field, 10 February 1893.
Scott, Clement and Margaret. ALS to Field, undated.
Scott, James W. ALS to Field, 13 June 1891. Letterhead: The Chicago Herald.
Scott, Margaret. ALS to Field, 17 May 1893.
Scribner's (Charles) Sons. 2 ALS, 8 TLS to Field, 1890-1895.
Seymour, William. ALS to Field, 30 June 1894.
Shearer, George L. TLS to Field, 4 March 1893. Letterhead: The Presbyterian Union of New York.
Sherman, E. B. ALS to Field, 6 February 1894.
Smythe, E. E. TLS to Field, 16 July 1894. Letterhead: St. John's Military Academy.
Southern Lyceum Bureau. 3 TL to Field, 1894-1895.
Stanton, Adele Townsend. ALS to Field, 31 March no year.
Stedman, Edmund Clarence, 1833-1908. 2 ALS to Field, 12 September 1887 and 10 April 1888. Included with these: ALS to unidentified recipient written on verso of Nichols and Stedman printed FL dated 1 March 1868.
Stoker, Bram. 2 ALS to Field, 7 October 1890, 27 March 1894.
Stone, Herbert Stuart. 5 ALS, TLS to Field, 1892, undated.
Stryker, M. W. ANS to Field, undated.
Stuart, Jane. ALS to Field, 31 May 1894.
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4.1 Tabor, A. L., Mrs. ALS to Field, 25 November 1883.
Talcott, William A. ALS to Field, 14 January 1894.
Tanner, John R. ALS to Field, 3 November 1894. Letterhead: Illinois Republican State Central Committee.
Taylor, Horbert. 4 ALS to Field, 1891, undated.
Taylor, Isaac H. ALS to Field, 8 May 1894.
Taylor, Winnie Louise. ALS to Field, 11 July no year.
Ticknor, Benjamin H. 2 ALS to Field, 15 July and 1 September 1887.
Toll, Charles H. ALS to Field, 6 October 1883.
Train, George A. ANS to Field, undated.
Tufts, James. ALS to Field, 31 December 1893.
Tufts, Matt R. ALS to Field, 25 December 1893. Letterhead: E V. Riley & Co. Wholesale Grocers' Sundries.
Underwood, Harold G. ALS, ANS to Field, 8 June and 1 September 1894.
Upham, W. H. ALS to Field, 23 May 1894. Letterhead: Union League Club, Chicago.
Upton, George P. ALS to Field, 30 July 1895. Letterhead: The Chicago Tribune Editorial Department.
Van Laun, T. A. ALS to Field, 19 November 1891.
Vance, James W. ALS to Field, 10 October 1893.
Vance, James W. ALS to Field, 26 November 1893.
Vawter, William Arthur, Mrs. Printed invitation to Field, August 1894.
Wade, Stuart Charles. ALS to Field, 17 May 1894.
Warner, Henry Byron, 1876-1958. ALS to Field, 16 September 1893. Letterhead: The Columbia.
Warner, Louise. ALS to Field, 13 September 1893.
Warren, Amherst. ALS to Field, 26 September 1893.
Waterloo, Stanley, 1846-1913. ALS to Field, undated. Letterhead: Press Club of Chicago.
Waudle, Jennie Taylor. ALS to Field, 16 October 1891.
Wells, Charles H. TLS to Field, 25 February 1893. Letterhead: Tenney, Church & Coffeen.
Wilcox, Ella Wheeler, 1850-1919. ALS to Field, undated.
Wildman, Rounsevelle. ALS to Field, 24 October 1894. Letterhead: Overland Monthly Publishing Company.
Williams, Chauncey L. ALS to Field, undated.
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4.2 Wilson, Francis, 1854-1935. 17 ALS, AL / incomplete to Field, 1889-1895. Letterhead: Broadway Theatre.
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4.1 Wilson (John) and Son. 9 ALS to Field, 1889-1892. Letterhead: University Press, Cambridge, Mass.
Wilstach, J. Matter. ALS to Field, 1 December 1894.
Wright, Sophie B. ALS to Field, 14 August 1894.
Yenowine, George H. 7 ALS, APCS to Field, 1893-1894, undated. Letterhead: Yenowine's News.



Miscellaneous:

Unidentified author:
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4.3 Booksellers' description of My book, by Eugene Field, carbon typescript / note, 2 pages, undated. Removed from TEMP F457my HRC.
List of names, handwritten manuscript, 1 page, undated. Names include Julian Hawthorne, J. W. Riley, Francis Wilson, and eight others. Written on stationery of Congress Hotel, Chicago. Removed from TEMP F457 A1 1896 HRC.
On reading certain rhymes which Eugene Field wrote with a rhyming dictionary and a translation of Rabelais at his elbow, handwritten manuscript, 2 pages, undated.
AL / fragment to Field, Julia S., undated.
ANI to Field, Mr., 27 August 1894. From L. A. C.
AL / excerpt to W. P. G., 18 March 1890. From F. J. G.
ALI to Valentine, John, 27 July 1943. Removed from F454s00 1939 copy 1.
Anonymous. Death of Robin Hood, handwritten manuscript / copy by Field, 2 pages, 1887. "Printed from facsimile of the author Eugene Field, on paper used as flyleaf of a book published in 1701 Rob. B. Peattie."
The Aldine. Printed menus for dinner to Thomas Bailey Aldrich with autographs of some attendees, 24 March 1893. Eugene Field's menu.
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4.4 Baker, W. H. ALS to Field, Julia Sutherland Comstock, 5 November 1895. Letter of sympathy on Field's death.
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4.3 Below, Hiram F. ALS to Valentine, John, 10 July 1944. Letterhead: Roddiscraft. Removed from F454sy 1886.
Below, Ida Comstock. ALS to Field, Julia Sutherland Comstock, 12 November 1897.
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4.5 Benjamin, William Evarts, 1859-1940. 2 TLS to Shields, James, 2 May and 28 December 1918. Enclosed with one TLS: photograph of Benjamin.
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4.3 Bianchi, Martha Gilbert Dickinson, 1866?-1943. ALS to Shields, James, 12 June 1924.
Black, W. P., Mrs. ALS to editor, Daily news, 6 October no year.
Bok, Edward W., 1863-1930. 2 ALS, 2 TLS, telegram to Field, Julia Sutherland Comstock, 1895-1895.
Boltwood, Fanny H. ALS to French, Mary F., 18 January 1887.
Brisbane, Arthur. 2 TLS to Field, Eugene II, 5 and 26 February 1936.
Bryan, Charles P. ALS to Rumsey, George S., 3 August 1883.
Burgess, Ruth T. ALS to Shields, James, 18 June 1924.
Buskett, William C. TLS to Bixby, W. K., 9 February 1904. Also includes TLS from Bixby to W. A. Nettleton, 7 December 1905. Removed from PS 1667 M8 1905 HRC.
Butcher, Fanny. TLS to Shields, James, 17 July 1924. Letterhead: Chicago tribune.
Butler, Edward B. TLS to Shields, James, 17 June 1918. Letterhead: Butler Brothers.
Cable, George Washington, 1844-1925:
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4.7 Contract with Eugene Field, TccDS, 1 page, 18 November 1892.
3 ALS to Field, Eugene, 22 July, 6 August, and 23 October 1892.
ALS to Shields, James, 16 October 1920.
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4.6 Child, Henrietta. ALS to Shields, James, 17 February 1920.
Clemens, William Montgomery, 1860-1931. ALS, TLS to Shields, James, 19 February 1919, 24 August 1921. Letterhead: The biblio.
Cleveland, Frances E. ALS to Shields, James, 25 August 1922.
Cody, Arthur J. ALS to Field, Julia Sutherland Comstock, undated.
Coggeshall, Howard. TLS to Valentine, John, 26 June 1946. Removed from F454co 1901.
Comstock, Fred A. 2 ALS to Field, Julia Sutherland Comstock "Sister," 7 July 1872, 11 October 1874.
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4.8 Daly, Tom Augustine, 1871-1948. ALS to Shields, James, 5 February 1924.
Dana, Charles Anderson, 1819-1897. ALS to Field, Julia Sutherland Comstock, 17 January 1896. Letterhead: The Sun, New York.
Dawson, Ernest. TLS to Shields, James, 5 February 1924.
De Koven, Reginald. ALS to Morse, Willard S., 27 October 1896. Removed from F454Soc 1896.
Dempsey, Rosemary. TLS to Valentine, John, 3 August 1951. Letterhead: Marshall Field & Co.
Dennis, Charles Henry, 1860- . 2 TLS to Shields, James, 11 June 1925, 31 March 1928. Letterhead: Chicago daily news. Enclosed with 1928 letter: typed copy of excerpt from Field's last column.
Dennis, Charles Henry, 1860- . TLS to Valentine, John, 31 March 1942. Letterhead: The Chicago Daily News.
Dickey, John M. TLS to Field, Julia Sutherland Comstock, 18 November 1902.
Dodd, Mead & Company. TLS to Field, Julia Sutherland Comstock, 25 October 1900.
Donnelley (R. R.) and Sons Company. TLS to Field, Julia Sutherland Comstock, 6 February 1906.
Dyer, Isadore, 1865- . 2 TLS to Shields, James, 31 March and 25 April 1919.
Dykemann, George A. ALS to Field, Julia Sutherland Comstock, 3 January 1896. Letterhead: Catskill Public Library.
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4.9 Eager, Margaret MacLaren. The wonder-wander man: A musical play founded on Eugene Field's poems by Margaret MacLaren Eager and Wendell Endicott, printed, 15 pages, undated.
Englar, Mary Field. TLS to Shields, James, 5 June 1922.
Erdody, Leo. ALS to Field, Julia Sutherland Comstock, 29 June 1917.
Eugene Field society. Certificate of honorary membership for Valentine, John, with miscellaneous items, 16 July 1943.
Faxon, Grace B. 2 TLS to Shields, James, 29 July and 31 August 1918. Letterhead: F. A. Owen Publishing Company.
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4.10 Field, _____. The little bird tells and other writings by a child of Eugene Field, handwritten manuscript, 8 pages, undated. Letterhead: Garson, Kerngood & Co.
Field, Charles Kellogg, 1873- . TLS to Shields, H. T. (sic), 28 November 1917. Letterhead: Sunset magazine.
Field, Eugene, 1850-1895:
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4.11 Answers to a questionnaire, signed handwritten manuscript, 1 page, undated. Included with this: envelope addressed by Field to Edward D. North at Scribner's, 18 December 1894.
An author's reading for the benefit of the family of the late Eugene Field, printed program with autographs of participants, 26 November 1895.
Bills of lading, 3 handwritten and printed DS, each with later signatures of Field and S. L. Clemens (Mark Twain) written on them, 3 pages, 8 September 1870, 14 November 1871, and 24 June 1875. Bills of New York and Pittsburgh railroad and shipping companies. Each authenticated by Field's son.
Drafts, signed handwritten manuscripts, 9 items, 1894-1895.
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4.12 Eulogies, typescript, 16 pages; carbon typescript / incomplete, 11 pages; 1895. By Edmund Clarence Stedman, Stanley Waterloo, and others.
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4.11 Good night drawings, signed, undated.
Lists of poems, handwritten manuscript, 2 pages, undated.
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4.13 Miscellaneous items by and re Field, handwritten and typed, some signed, 39 items, 1880-1895.
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4.11 Miscellaneous items, printed with handwritten notations, 4 items, 1891-1908, undated.
Miscellaneous fragments, mostly bibliographical, handwritten and typed, 9 items, undated.
Field, Eugene II "Pinny":
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4.10 ALS to Field, Eugene "Papa" on same page as ALS to Field, Mary French "Trotty," undated.
ALS to Field, Eugene "Papa" and Field, Julia "Mama," 17 June 1889.
ALS to Field, Julia "Mama," 15 February 1894.
2 ALS to Shields, James, 16 November 1920, undated. Enclosed with undated letter: ALS Field to John Wanamaker, undated.
Field, Flo. TLS to Shields, James, 13 January 1918. Letterhead: The Journal Publishing Co., Inc.
Field, Julia S. ALS to Woodbury, John P., 19 May 1905. Removed from F4541ov 1905 copy 1.
Field, Julia Sutherland Comstock. 3 ALS to Woodward, Fred E., 1902.
Field, Mary French:
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4.10 The story of the orangutang and the monkey, handwritten manuscript, 4 pages, undated.
ALS "Trotty" to Field, Julia Sutherland Comstock "Mother," 6 June 1894.
TLS to Woodward, Fred E., 27 February 1902. Written by Mary French Field England.
Field, "Po." ALS to Field, Julia S. "Mother" re Field Memorial, undated. Letter includes pencil and crayon sketches.
Field, Roswell F. TLS to Shields, James, 16 June 1925. Letterhead: Aubrey and Moore.
Field, Roswell Martin, 1807-1869. AL / incomplete to unidentified recipient, 18 December 1837 (Fayetteville).
Field, Roswell Martin, 1851-1919:
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4.10 TLS to unidentified recipient John, 20 December 1906.
TLS to Doubleday & Company, 4 February 1896.
3 TLS to Field, Julia Sutherland Comstock, 1896. Letterhead: The Chicago Evening Post.
TLS to Scribner's (Charles) Sons, 2 May 1901. Letterhead: The Youth's Companion.
ALS to Wilson, Francis, 20 January 1892.
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4.9 Fields, Annie Adams, 1834-1915. Theocritus, from Under the olive, signed handwritten manuscript / copy, 1 page, undated.
Fields, Annie Adams, 1834-1915. ALS to Morehouse, C. T., 5 March 1893.
Finch, Julia Neely. In memoriam, typescript, 3 pages, 9 December 1895 (Birmingham, Ala.).
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4.14 Freiberger, Edward. At eventide (to Eugene Field, Esq.), typescript, 2 pages, 6 June 1894.
Freiberger, Edward. Eugene Field, signed handwritten manuscript, 6 pages, undated.
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4.9 Freiberger, William B. ALS to Shields, James, 12 March 1924.
French, Alice. TLS to Field, Eugene II, 17 August 1924.
French-Sheldon, M., Mrs. AN to Field, Julia Sutherland Comstock, 4 November 1895.
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4.15 Garland, Hamlin, 1860-1940. ALS to Field, Julia Sutherland Comstock, 23 January 1896.
Garland, Hamlin, 1860-1940. TLS to Shields, James, 20 August 1918.
Garrett, Edmund Henry, 1853-1929. Receipt to Francis Wilson for payment for work done on Echoes from the Sabine farm, 15 October 1891.
Goodsell, James B. ALS to Stone, M. E., 7 February 1882. Letterhead: The National Associated Press.
Goodwin, J. West. TLS to Shields, James, 22 December 1919. Letterhead: The bazoo.
Gray, Melvin L. 2 ALS to Yenowine, George H., 20 December 1895, 27 January 1896.
Gunsaulus, F. 3 TLS, telegram to Field, Julia Sutherland Comstock, 1896. Letterhead: Armour Institute of Technology.
Gunsaulus, F. W. On a fellow passenger in a train who had fallen asleep while reading Bion and Moschus, signed handwritten manuscript, 2 pages, 1891. Signed by Eugene Field.
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4.16 Hamlin, Harry L. A checkered possibility (Triolet), signed handwritten manuscript, 28 January 1889.
Handly, Marks White. ALS to Cable, George W. and Field, Eugene, 17 December 1892.
Hardy, Thomas, 1840-1928. TLS secretary May O'Rourke to Field, Eugene II, 17 May 1926.
Harrington, Henry. A smile or frown, handwritten manuscript / copy by Field from Beloe's anecdotes, undated.
Harris, Joel Chandler, 1848-1908. Introduction to The house, by Eugene Field, galley proof, 1 page, undated.
Harris, Joel Chandler, 1848-1908. TLS to Field, Julia Sutherland Comstock, 25 February 1896.
Hawthorne, Julian, 1846-1934. TLS to Field, Julia Sutherland Comstock, 30 November 1897.
Hedges, S. P. ANS to Dewey, Harriet M., 4 December 1894.
Henderson, Marion. ALS to Field, Julia Sutherland Comstock, 26 November no year.
Hillyer, William Sidney. ALS to Field, Julia Sutherland Comstock, 12 December 1895. Enclosed with this: clipping of his poem Eugene Field from Collier's weekly, 28 November 1895.
Huntington, Henry B. ALS to Shields, James, 19 May 1918.
Hutchins, Stilson. ALS to Field, Julia Sutherland Comstock, 23 November 1895.
Hutchinson, Thomas.
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4.16 2 ALS to Field, 28 January and 8 March 1890. Includes A bookish rhyme, handwritten manuscript, 1 page, undated, by Hutchinson.
To Eugene Field, handwritten manuscript, 4 pages, 10 October 1890.
To Eugene Field, Esq.: On an axe belonging to him, 1 page, 24 January 1890. Removed from F454s 1896a.
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4.17 Kittredge, George Lyman, 1860-1941. 2 ALS to Shields, James, 11 and 18 December 1919.
Lawson, Victor Fremont, 1850-1925. TLS to Field, Eugene II "Pinny," 14 August 1890.
MacArthur, James:
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5.1 An apology in rhyme, signed typescript, 2 pages, undated.
Exposition greeting, signed typescript, 4 pages, 1892.
Exposition national song: Our own America, signed typescript, 2 pages, undated.
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5.2 McClurg (A. C.) & Company. Handwritten memo to unidentified recipient, undated.
McClurg (A. C.) & Company. ALS John C. Lehman to Field, Julia Sutherland Comstock, 18 May 1897.
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4.17 McCormack, James. ALS to Shields, James, 4 January 1922.
Millard, George M. ALS to Field, Julia Sutherland Comstock, 5 November 1895.
Modjeska, Helena, 1840-1909. Autograph, 1889. Removed from F454son 1896a.
Modjeski, Ralph, 1861- . TLS to Shields, James, 16 October 1920.
Morehouse, C. L. To the author of Dibdin's ghost, signed handwritten manuscript, 1 page, 31 December 1892.
Morgan, Anna. ALS to Runcie, Constance F., 18 November 1891. Written on this: ALS Constance F. Runcie to Eugene Field, 19 November 1891.
Morrill, Higgins & Co. ALS F. K. Morrill to Field, Eugene, 23 March 1893. Pasted on this: 4 newspaper clippings.
Morris, Frank Marion, 1857-1925. 3 TLS to Shields, James, 1922-1924.
Morse, Willard Samuel, 1856-1935:
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5.3 Check list: Books by and about Eugene Field, carbon typescript / early version, 15 pages, circa 1917.
Check list: Books by and about Eugene Field, carbon typescript, 25 pages, 1 January 1921.
12 ALS to Shields, James, 1919-1921, undated.
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5.4 Opper, Frederick Burr, 1857-1939. ALS to Shields, James, 8 September 1917.
Provines, June. TLS to Valentine, John, 25 February 1943.
Prowse, Sam. ALS to the editor, Morning news re work of Dr. Bristol, 30 May 1889.
Redding, Joseph Deighn, 1859- . TLS to Shields, James, 4 December 1919.
Reedy, William Marion, 1862- . TLS to Shields, James, 16 March 1918. Letterhead: Reedy's mirror. Included with this: TLS Reedy to Mr. Miner, 25 February 1918.
Riley, James Whitcomb, 1849-1916. ALS to Field, Julia Sutherland Comstock, 31 January 1896. Enclosed with this: Eugene Field (sonnet), signed handwritten manuscript / fair copy, 1 page, 31 January 1896. Removed from TEMP F457 A1 1896 HRC.
Rossetti, Christina Georgiana, 1830-1894. ANS to Hutchinson, Thomas, 25 December 1892. At head of page: signature of Eugene Field.
Rothert, Otto Arthur, 1871- . TLS to Shields, James, 8 September 1925. Letterhead: The Filson Club.
Royal League North Shore Council No. 117. A memorial minute on the life and character of Eugene Field, signed typescript, 2 pages, 11 November 1895. Signed by Augustus Frederick Nightingale for the Committee.
Rühle, Madame. ALS to Field, Eugene II "Pinny" and Frederick "Daisy," undated.
Russell, Sol Smith. ALS to Field, Julia Sutherland Comstock, 7 January 1896.
Scribner's (Charles) Sons.
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5.6 41 TLS to Field, Julia Sutherland Comstock, 1895-1936.
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5.5 3 TLS to Shields, James, 1917-1925. Enclosed with 1917 letter: list of editions of Fields' Love affairs of a bibliomaniac.
Telegram to Mills, Luther L., 22 January 1896.
TLS to Yenowine, George H., 7 February 1896. Written at top: ANI Yenowine to Mrs. Field, undated.
Sedgwick, Ellery, 1872- . TLS to Shields, James, 2 February 1920. Letterhead: The Atlantic monthly.
Shields, James:
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5.8 List of additions to the Morse checklist of Fieldana, carbon typescript with handwritten additions, 26 pages, undated. Included with this: preliminary lists and related materials.
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5.7 Note, carbon typescript, 4 pages, 10 December 1925.
Notes on identification of "historian" mentioned by Field, typescript, 2 pages, 23 January 1918.
TccL to Butler, Edward B., 12 June 1918.
TccL to Field, Roswell M., 5 July 1917.
TLS to King, Grace, 12 July 1917. Handwritten answers to Shields' questions written on this.
TccL to Lemperly, Paul, 10 July 1918.
2 TccL to Morse, Willard S., 10 October 1919, 21 April 1920.
TccL to Shedd, _____, 1 October 1923.
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5.5 Siegfried, A. H. TLS to Ballantyne, John F., 1 November 1890.
Smith, Francis Hopkinson, 1838-1915. 2 ALS to Field, Julia Sutherland Comstock, 19 and 30 March 1896.
Smith, Harry Bache, 1860-1936. TLS to Shields, James, 27 May 1925.
Smythe, Sidney T. 2 ALS to Field, Julia Sutherland Comstock, 21 November 1895, undated. Letterhead: St. John's Military Academy.
Sonneschein, Monroe. Verse in memory of Eugene Field, typescript with handwritten note, 1 page, 17 May 1897.
Starrett, Vincent, 1886- . ALS to Valentine, John, 24 September 1942.
Stedman, Edmund Clarence, 1833-1908:
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5.5 Hymn of the west: closing stanza, signed handwritten manuscript / copy, 1 page, undated.
ALS to Carryl, Guy Wetmore, 8 October 1893.
ALS to Scribner's (Charles) Sons, 23 March 1896.
Stoddard, Elizabeth Drew Barstow, 1823-1902. ALS to Field, Julia Sutherland Comstock, undated.
Stone, Harry. TLS to Shields, James, 5 March 1927.
Stone, Herbert Stuart. ALS, TLS to Field, Julia Sutherland Comstock, 27 December 1895, 26 February 1896. Letterhead: Editorial Rooms The Chap-Book Chicago.
Stone, Melville E. ALS to whom it may concern, 27 March 1887. Letterhead: Chicago Daily News.
Sullivan, W. K. ALS to Stone, 19 December 1881. Letterhead: Chicago Evening Journal.
Swift, A. L. TLS to Field, Julia Sutherland Comstock, 11 February 1896. Letterhead: Eugene Field Monument Committee.
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5.9 Talcott, William A. ALS to Foster, 9 October 1892.
Thompson, Slason, 1849-1935:
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5.10 Life of Eugene Field: excerpt of Field's library, typescript / fragment / copy with handwritten additions and emendations, 2 pages; carbon typescript / fragment / copy, 2 pages; circa 1926.
3 ALS to Scribner, Arthur H., 1899-1900. Removed from PS 1668 T5 HRC vol. 1, copy 1.
2 ALS to Scribner, Arthur, 16 October 1900, 2 August 1901.
TLS to Scribner, Arthur, 2 November 1925.
4 TLS to Shields, James, 1917-1925.
ALS to Wright, _____, 18 February 1902. Letterhead: The Chicago Record-Herald. Removed from F454 Gt 1901a vol. 1, copy 1.
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5.9 Tiernan, Henry W. 3 TLS to Field, Julia Sutherland Comstock, 1896. Two signed also by A. L. Swift. Letterhead: Eugene Field Monument Committee.
Typographic Library and Museum. TLS assistant librarian Viola E. Nugent to Shields, James, 24 August 1925.
Underwood, Harold G. ALS to Field, Julia Sutherland Comstock, 4 January 1896.
U. S. Library of Congress. TLS to Shields, James, 5 April 1920.
Valentine, John:
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5.11 Eugene Field, children's poet and the man, typescript with handwritten emendations, 12 pages, undated.
Eugene Field for adults, typescript with handwritten emendations, 5 pages; typescript / false start, 1 page, circa 1945.
TccL to Dempsey, Rosemary, 5 August 1951.
TccL to Starrett, Vincent, 22 September 1942.
TLS to Winterich, John T., 26 December 1945.
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5.9 Van Zile, Edward S. In memoriam, Eugene Field, signed handwritten manuscript, 1 page, undated (circa 1895).
Waldhorn, Samuel L. TLS to Valentine, John, 28 December 1946. Lettterhead: Waldhorn Company, Inc. Removed from F454inn 19__.
Wanamaker, John, 1838-1922. TLS to Shields, James, 9 October 1920.
Ward, Lydia Avery Coonley, 1845-1924. TLS to Shields, James, 22 August 1922.
Way, W. Irving:
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5.12 TLS to unidentified recipient, 15 November 1897. Removed from F454fl 1897a.
2 ALS, TLS to Field, Eugene, 1888-1894.
TLS to Field, Julia Sutherland Comstock, 13 January 1896.
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5.9 Wetmore, Elizabeth Bisland, 1861-1929. TLS to Shields, James S., 13 July 1917. Concerns Lafcadio Hearn and Field.
Wilson, Francis, 1854-1935:
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5.13 ALS to unidentified recipient, 14 December 1891. Letterhead: Francis Wilson and Company. Removed from F454Dh 1893.
ALS to unidentified recipient, 13 March 1899.
ALS to Bristol, Frank Milton, 6 March 1896. Included with this: inscription Wilson to Bristol, 5 March 1896.
ALS to Brown, _____, 21 July 1897. Removed from TEMP F457Gw 1898 HRC.
2 ALS to Gilder, _____, 12 February and 6 March 1902. Removed from F454Gw 1898 copy 1.
2 ALS to Shields, James, 11 August 1925, undated. Enclosed with dated letter: Eugene Field (poem), typescript, 10 August 1925.
ALS to Stevens, Frank B., 26 November 1899. Removed from PS 1668 W8 1898 HRC.
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5.9 Winterich, John T. ALS to Valentine, John, 7 January 1946. Removed from F454Cj 1887a.
Wister, Owen, 1860-1938. TLS to Shields, James, 26 May 1922.
Woodward & Lothrop. ALS Fred E. Woodward to Field, Julia S., 23 May 1900. Removed from F454how 1900a.
Wright, Purd B., 1860- . 2 TLS to Shields, James, 29 January 1920, 14 July 1922. Letterhead: Kansas City Public Library.
Wyer, Malcolm Glenn, 1877- . TLS to Valentine, John, 25 October 1950. Letterhead: The Public Library, Denver.
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5.14 Yenowine, George H. 3 ALS to Field, Julia Sutherland Comstock, undated. Letterhead: Office of The Evening Wisconsin Company.
Yenowine, George H. A collection of Eugene Field books and manuscripts, printed, 1 page, undated.
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5.9 Young, Art. ALS to Field, Julia Sutherland Comstock, 28 April 1896.



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