University of Texas, Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center

Theodore Watts-Dunton:

An Inventory of His Collection at the Harry Ransom Center



Creator: Watts-Dunton, Theodore, 1832-1914
Title: Theodore Watts-Dunton Collection
Dates: 1865-1927, undated
Abstract: Includes manuscripts and letters written by the English critic and poet Theodore Watts-Dunton, who was closely associated with Dante Gabriel Rossetti and Algernon Charles Swinburne. The bulk of Watts-Dunton’s letters are addressed to Mackenzie Bell, and there are also a substantial number of manuscripts written by Bell as well as letters that Bell received in this collection.
Call Number: Manuscript Collection MS-4435
Extent: 3 boxes (1.05 linear feet), 1 galley folder (gf)
Language: English
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

Works:

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1.1 Untitled article about D.G. Rossetti, proofs with handwritten emendations, 1 page, undated.
Untitled article about Tennyson, proofs with handwritten revisions, 2 pages, undated.
Untitled poem, Ah the sleeping beauty wakes…, handwritten manuscript with revisions, 1 page, undated.
Untitled poem, From out the trees beyond the rising bank…, handwritten manuscript with revisions, 1 page, undated.
Untitled poem, In the yule tide revelries…, handwritten manuscript with revisions, 2 pages, undated.
Untitled poem, Man’s art of arts that makes him near divine…, handwritten manuscript with revisions, 1 page, undated.
Untitled poem, Pity will proffer comfort if she dare…, handwritten manuscript with corrections, 1 page, undated.
Untitled poem, Song is the rose of heaven…, handwritten manuscript with revisions, 2 pages, undated.
Untitled poem, Standing on this plank…, handwritten manuscript with revisions, 1 page, undated.
Untitled poem, The heart that chokes with love is dumb to bless…, 4 handwritten manuscripts / drafts, 1 page each, undated.
Untitled poem, The visions change…, 4 handwritten manuscripts / drafts, 1 page each, undated.
Untitled poem, We know thy chimes…, handwritten manuscript, 1 page, undated.
Untitled poem, Well may you and I surprise…, handwritten manuscript with revisions, 1 page, undated.
Untitled poem, When a mother, chained by earthly love…, handwritten manuscript with emendations, 2 pages, undated.
Untitled poem, Yea, weak to heal is love…, handwritten manuscript, 1 page, undated.
At Keats’s grave, handwritten manuscript / copy with corrections, 3 pages, undated.
Autobiographical notes, handwritten manuscript, 2 pages, 29 December 1890. Annotated by Mackenzie Bell.
Back: ode to the Saturday bards, 2 handwritten manuscripts with revisions, 2 pages each, undated.
Brotherhood, proof with handwritten correction, 1 page, February 1892.
Christmas without the master, 2 handwritten manuscripts with corrections, 3 pages, 4 pages; undated.
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1.2 The death of Marlowe, proof with handwritten corrections, 1 page, undated.
Dickens returns on Christmas day, signed handwritten manuscript, 1 page, undated.
The elves of Mount Blorenge, handwritten manuscript with revisions, 1 page, undated.
The first kiss, handwritten manuscript with changes, 1 page, undated.
For the Shelley centenary, handwritten manuscript with corrections, 1 page, 4 August 1892.
From Christmas-tide at Slepe, handwritten manuscript with revisions, 3 pages, undated.
From Stratford on Avon; a sonnet sequence, handwritten manuscript with revisions, 10 pages, undated.
Idylls of the war in Egypt, handwritten manuscript / incomplete, 1 page, undated.
In the park, 2 handwritten manuscripts / drafts, 1 page each, undated.
The lady of half past ten, 4 handwritten manuscripts / drafts, 1 page each; handwritten manuscript / draft, 2 pages; undated. Also titled Lady of Ramsey Fen.
Love’s gratitude, handwritten manuscript with revisions, 1 page, undated.
The Mahonais girl, handwritten manuscript with revisions, 3 pages, undated.
A midsummer morning’s dream, 1617. From the lament of W. H., 2 handwritten manuscripts with revisions, 1 page, 2 pages; undated.
Ode to Prenot; the clown in the wood of love, handwritten manuscript with revisions, 2 pages, undated.
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1.3 Poems, handwritten manuscript with revisions, 31 pages, undated. Includes Christmas at the Mermaid Tavern, others untitled.
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1.4 Poetry notebook, handwritten manuscript with revisions, 130 pages, 1865-1868.
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1.5 Reminiscent calamity, handwritten manuscript with emendations, 1 page, June 1893.
Rhona’s May day dance, handwritten manuscript with emendations, 2 pages, undated.
Rosalind or Rōsa-lynde, handwritten manuscript with corrections, 16 pages, undated.
The shadow on the window blind; explanatory remarks, handwritten manuscript, 1 page, 17 December 1890. Annotated by Mackenzie Bell.
Shak and Fen, handwritten manuscript with revisions, 1 page, undated.
The son of Croesus, handwritten manuscript with emendations, 1 page, undated.
Sonnet, handwritten manuscript / incomplete, 1 page, undated.
To a princess at sea, handwritten manuscript with corrections, 1 page, undated.
To Canada, 2 handwritten manuscripts with corrections, 2 pages, 4 pages; undated.
To Edward Irving, handwritten manuscript with revisions, 1 page, undated.
To Princess May, handwritten manuscript with revisions, 2 pages, undated.



Letters:

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1.6-7 87 ALS, 2 ALS / drafts, 6 ALI, 3 envelopes to Bell, Mackenzie, 1884-1914, undated. The text of one ALS / draft has been cut out. Many letters dated and annotated by Mackenzie Bell.
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1.8 ALS to Burke, Thomas, 18 November 1909.
ALS in verse to Clodd, Edward, undated.
ALS to Everson, Miss, 29 May 1902.
ALS to Harris, Frank, 25 March 1898. In unidentified hand.
7 ALS to Richards, Grant, 1905-1906.
AL / draft to the Trustees of his father’s will re the furniture, undated.
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1.9 7 ALS to Wise, Thomas James, 1904-1910. Written on ALS dated 23 November 1909: ALI from T. J. Wise, undated.



Miscellaneous:

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1.10 Unidentified author. Untitled poem, So they laid his head on his bridal bed…, handwritten manuscript / incomplete with corrections, 9 pages (numbered 7-16), undated.
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1.11 Unidentified author. The eagle and the bat, signed handwritten manuscript with corrections, 3 pages, undated.
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1.10 Unidentified author. Oaths, handwritten manuscript, 4 pages, undated. Written with this are France, Greek, and Channell Island, 3 handwritten manuscripts, 1 page each, undated.
Abbey, Edward Austin, 1852-1911. ALS to Watts-Dunton, 17 January 1900.
Aitken, Charles, 1869-1936. 2 ALS to Bell, Mackenzie, March and 9 April 1914.
Anderson, G. F. R. 2 ALS to Watts-Dunton, 28 January 1908, 16 April 1909.
Armstrong, William. ALS to Watts-Dunton, 13 December 1900.
Austin, Alfred, 1835-1913. ALS to Watts-Dunton, 27 December 1905.
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1.12 Beeton, L. O. Memorandum of agreement between Beeton and Robinson, Frederick William, 18 May 1871.
Bell, Charles Dent, 1818-1898. ALS to Watts-Dunton, 19 May 1893.
Bell, Edmund, ALS to Watts-Dunton, undated.
Bell, Mackenzie, 1856-1930:
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1.12 Untitled article on Catholic poetry, carbon copy handwritten manuscript, 1 page, undated.
Untitled article on Cervantes, carbon copy handwritten manuscript, 3 pages, undated.
Untitled article on Charles Kingsley, handwritten manuscript / incomplete, 6 pages, undated.
Untitled article on Crashaw, carbon copy handwritten manuscript, 1 page, undated.
Untitled poem, Of this life with its good and its ill…, handwritten manuscript, 1 page, 29 December 1913.
Untitled poem, Ours, brothers, are the springtime flowers…, handwritten manuscript, 1 page, undated. Cut from a letter.
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2.1 Article on Francis Thompson, handwritten manuscript, 52 pages, undated. Included are 5 clippings re Francis Thompson.
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1.12 August 1914, signed handwritten manuscript with corrections, 4 pages, 13 August 1914.
An episode after the taking of Badajoz: 1812, signed handwritten manuscript with corrections, 3 pages; proof with handwritten corrections, 2 pages; undated.
In memoriam W. E. Forster, proof with handwritten emendations, 1 page, 1887. ANI Mackenzie Bell re the manuscript, 19 November 1888.
Invoices for the services of Arthur W. Taylor and Co., 2 signed handwritten manuscripts, 5 pages, 8 February and 17 February 1890.
Motto for the police and prison officer’s union, handwritten manuscript, 1 page; signed handwritten manuscript, 1 page; 25 July 1914.
Notes re punctuation, handwritten manuscript with corrections, 30 pages, undated.
Opinion of J. Trustram re the disposition of the furniture of Thomas Bell, deceased, signed handwritten manuscript, 2 pages, 1 August 1889.
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2.2 Portugal, old and new, signed handwritten manuscript with revisions, 68 pages, 1910.
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1.12 Portugal, old and new: announcement, carbon copy handwritten manuscript, 1 page, 1910. “Appeared in The publisher’s circular, 22 October 1910.”
A soldier’s song, handwritten manuscript with revisions, 5 pages, 19 September 1914.
A song for Belgium, signed handwritten manuscript, 2 pages, 9 October 1914.
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gf 1 Theodore Watts, proofs with handwritten corrections and additions, 11 pages, 26 June 1902. ANS re the manuscript by Mackenzie Bell included.
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2.3 Theodore Watts-Dunton, proofs with handwritten revisions, 28 pages; proofs / incomplete, 13 pages; undated.
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1.12 Three pictures of war, signed handwritten and printed manuscript with handwritten corrections and additions, 18 pages, October - November 1914. Titles: An episode after the taking of Badajoz, 1914; The Chief Rabbi of Lyons.
To Walter Theodore Watts-Dunton, signed handwritten manuscript with corrections, 4 pages, August 1914.
ALS, AL / draft to Chatto and Windus, Ltd, 28 April 1889.
AccLS to the Daily News directed to the editor re The Portuguese Republic, 21 October 1910.
ALS / draft to Lambe, I. Lawrence, 2 February 1916.
AccLS to Sampson, Mrs., 3 October 1896.
ALS to Swinburne, Algernon Charles, 29 September 1908.
ALI / copy to Watts, Miss, 28 March 1916.
ALS / copy to Watts-Dunton, Clara Reich, 23 March 1920.
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2.4 40 ALS, 10 ALS / copies, ALS / extracts / copy, ALI, ALI / copy, AL / incomplete, 13 AccLS, telegram to Watts-Dunton, Theodore, 1884-1914, undated.
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1.12 Bell, Myme. 2 ALS to Watts-Dunton, 12 October 1875, 9 November 1879.
Bettany, Frederick George, 1868- . ALS to Watts-Dunton, 4 September 1901.
Birland, May L. ALS to Watts-Dunton, undated.
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3.4 Black, William, 1841-1898. Christmas card to Watts-Dunton, 1895.
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1.12 Blackett, Arthur. 2 ALS to Watts-Dunton, 4 November 1886, 12 November 1895.
Blackett, Herbert. ALS to Watts-Dunton, 29 July 1899.
Blanchamp, Henry. ALS to Watts-Dunton, 3 April 1901.
Burlington Fine Arts Club. ANS to Watts-Dunton, 2 April 1883.
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2.5 Cahnour?, Alfred C. ALS to Watts-Dunton, 1 January 1901.
Caine, M. Ethel. ALS to Bell, Mackenzie, 12 April 1909.
Campbell, Archibald, Lord, 1846- . 5 ALS to Watts-Dunton, 1877-1895.
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2.6 Campbell, Janey Sevilla Callander. 7 ALS to Watts-Dunton, 1880, undated.
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2.5 Carey, Rosa Nouchett, 1840-1909. ALS to Bell, Mackenzie, 9 January 1899.
Carr, Joseph William Comyns, 1849-1916. ALS to Watts-Dunton, undated.
Chatto, Andrew. ALS to Watts-Dunton, 18 September 1873.
Chatto and Windus, Ltd. ALS to Bell, Mackenzie, 12 May 1887.
Churchill, Jennie Jerome, Lady Randolph Churchill, 1854-1921. ALS to Watts-Dunton, 24 May 1899.
Clady, Madame. ANS to Watts-Dunton, 14 April 1908.
Cook, Henry. ALS to Watts-Dunton, undated.
Crisp, Frederick Arthur, 1851-1922. ALS to Watts-Dunton, 20 June 1899.
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3.4 Daily News (London). ALS to Robinson, 9 November 1887.
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2.5 Dalby, William Bartlett, Sir, 1840-1918. ALS to Watts-Dunton, 29 February 1904.
Dent, Joseph Mallaby, 1849-1926. ALS to Watts-Dunton, undated.
Dewar, George Albermarle Bertie, 1862- . ALS to Watts-Dunton, 6 March 1903.
Douglas, Eva. A. ALS to Watts-Dunton, 19 August 1903.
Douglas, James. 4 ALS to Watts-Dunton, 1902-1909.
Downes, Robert P. ALS to Watts-Dunton, 12 April 1909.
Dronsart, Marie. AL to Howard and Blackett, 1 December 1898.
Dunn, H. G. ANS to Watts-Dunton, undated.
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2.7 Elliot, F. W. 2 ALS to Watts-Dunton, 27 January 1880, 19 May no year.
Ellis, Frederick Startridge, 1830-1901. 4 ALS to Watts-Dunton, 1881-1896.
Ellis, H. D. ALS to Watts-Dunton, 29 October 1913.
Ellis & Elvey, firm. ALS to Watts-Dunton, 18 April 1887.
English Illustrated Magazine. ALS to Watts-Dunton, 7 August 1887.
Fisher, F. H. 3 ALS to Watts-Dunton, 1896-1901.
Fitzgerald, Percy Hetherington, 1834-1924. ALS, APCS to Watts-Dunton, 7 February 1877, undated.
Francis, John Collins, 1838-1916. ALS to Watts-Dunton, 24 October 1905.
Frank, Maria M. 2 ALS to Watts-Dunton, 7 October no year, undated.
Garnett, Richard, 1835-1906. ALS to Watts-Dunton, 29 September 1890.
Gosse, Edmund, Mrs. ANS to Watts-Dunton, November 1882.
Gower, Russell. 2 ALS to Watts-Dunton, 20 May 1886, 20 May 1889.
Groome, Francis Hindes, 1851-1902. 2 ALS to Watts-Dunton, 10 August 1888, 10 April 1897.
Gudin, T. J., Baron. ALS to Watts-Dunton, 26 September 1889.
Guin, T. W. ALS to Watts-Dunton, 4 March 1902.
Hackett, George R. ALS to Watts-Dunton, 10 September 1901.
Hake, Alfred Egmont. ANS to Watts-Dunton, undated. Written on ALS from Hake, T. G. to Watts-Dunton, 17 May 1877.
Hake, Thomas Gordon, 1809-1895. ALS to Watts-Dunton, 17 May 1877. Written on this: ANS from Hake, A. E. to Watts-Dunton, undated.
Hake, Thomas Gordon, 1809-1895. 3 ALS to Watts-Dunton, 1884-1893.
Hake, Thomas Saint Edmund. Handwritten memorandum of agreement between Austen, Stephen and Hake, 23 June 1873.
Harper & Brothers, firm, publishers. ALS to Robinson, Frederick William, 20 May 1884.
Heinemann, William, 1863-1920. TLS to Watts-Dunton, 20 November 1905.
Hodge, Harold, 1862- . 2 ALS, ANS to Watts-Dunton, 1901-1902.
Hueffer, Francis, 1845-1889. ALS to Watts-Dunton, 23 October 1875.
Hughes, Catherine. ALS to Watts-Dunton, 21 April 1880.
Hulton, W. H. ALS to Watts-Dunton, 1 August 1903.
Hunt, John. 2 ALS to Watts-Dunton, 25 May 1880, 4 May 1881.
Hunt, Violet, 1866-1942. ALS to Watts-Dunton, undated.
Hutchinson, G. Thompson. ALS to Watts-Dunton, 4 August 1899.
Hutchinson, Thomas. ALS to Watts-Dunton, 30 April 1902.
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3.4 Ingelow, Jean, 1820-1897. ALS to Watts-Dunton, 9 November no year.
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2.8 Ingram, Bruce. ALS to Watts-Dunton, 16 April 1909.
Jacobs, Joseph, 1854-1916. ALS to Watts-Dunton, 5 September 1897.
Japp, Alexander Hay, 1839-1905. ALS to Watts-Dunton, 28 March 1881.
Jelly?, Dr. ALS to Watts-Dunton, 17 June 1893.
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3.4 John Dicks (firm). ALS to Robinson, 2 November 1881.
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2.8 Jones, Henry Arthur, 1851-1929. ALS to Watts-Dunton, undated.
Kernahan, Coulson, 1858-1943. ALS to Watts-Dunton, undated.
Knight, Joseph, 1829-1907. ALS to Watts-Dunton, 17 October 1875.
Knight, William. ALS to Watts-Dunton, 26 October 1894.
Knowles, James, Sir, 1831-1908. ALS to Watts-Dunton, 17 June 1893.
Lambe, I. Lawrence. 2 ALS to Bell, Mackenzie, 25 February 1916.
Lane, John, 1854-1925. 3 ALS to Watts-Dunton, 1895-1899.
Layard. ALS to Watts-Dunton, 8 October 1899.
Lee, Sidney, Sir, 1859-1926. ALS to Watts-Dunton, 25 November 1900.
Leycester. 2 ALS to Watts-Dunton, undated.
Lillie, Arthur, 1831- . 2 ALS to Watts-Dunton, undated.
Low, Sidney James Mark, 1857-1932. 2 ALS to Watts-Dunton, 13 July 1892, 12 April 1909.
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2.9 McCarthy, Charlotte. ALS to Watts-Dunton, 27 December 1901.
McClure, Robert. TLS to Watts-Dunton, 28 January 1902.
Maccoll, N. 6 ALS, ANS to Watts-Dunton, 1877-1901.
Macmillan & Co. ANS to Tennyson, 6 September 1897.
MacRitchie, David, b. 1851. ALS to Watts-Dunton, 25 October 1889.
Marillier, Henry Currie, 1865- . 4 ALS to Watts-Dunton, 1899, undated.
Martin, William. ALS to Bell, Mackenzie, 17 April 1909.
Marzials, Theo. ALS to Watts-Dunton, 8 June 1873.
Mason, W. M. 9 ALS to Bell, Mackenzie, 1915-1925.
Miles, Alfred Henry, b. 1848. ALS to Watts-Dunton, undated.
Minto, William, 1845-1893. ALS to Watts-Dunton, 2 January 1877.
Molesworth, Mary Louisa Stewart, 1842-1921. ALS to Watts-Dunton, 21 November no year.
Money-Coutts, Francis Burdett Thomas, b. 1852. ALS to Watts-Dunton, 23 February 1902.
Moore, George. ALS to Watts-Dunton, undated (Friday night.)
Moore, William? ALS to Watts-Dunton, 27 January 1914.
Morris, Jane. 2 ANS to Watts-Dunton, 13 April no year, undated.
Moulton, Louise Chandler, 1835-1908. 3 ALS to Watts-Dunton, 1883-1902.
Mount-Temple, George. ALS to Watts-Dunton, 15 May 1882.
Mount-Temple, William Francis Cowper-Temple, 1811-1888. ALS to Watts-Dunton, 24 August 1883.
Myers, Frederick William Henry, 1843-1901. 2 ALS to Watts-Dunton, 17 December 1893, 20 April no year.
Nicoll, William Robertson, Sir, 1851-1923. 10 ALS to Watts-Dunton, 1891-1899, undated.
Norris, Herbert E. ALS to Watts-Dunton, 30 September 1889.
Olivier, John. ALS to Watts-Dunton, 28 December 1899.
Patrick, David, 1849-1914. 3 ALS to Watts-Dunton, 1886-1898.
Pfeiffer, Emily Jane Davis, 1827-1890. Sonnet suggested by Burne Jones’ picture of the Annunciation, signed handwritten manuscript with few revisions, undated.
Pfeiffer, Emily Jane Davis, 1827-1890. 2 ALS to Watts-Dunton, undated.
Pfeiffer, J. E. ALS, ANS to Watts-Dunton, 10 May 1876, undated.
Poel, William, 1852-1934. APCS to Bell, Mackenzie, 8 May 1896.
Pole, Ella C. ALS to Watts-Dunton, undated.
Procter, Anne B. 2 ALS to Watts-Dunton, undated.
Prothero, George Walter, Sir, 1848-1922. 4 ALS to Watts-Dunton, 1899-1902.
Quilter, Harry, 1851-1907. ALS to Watts-Dunton, 14 November 1888.
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2.10 Rees, John Rogers. ALS to Watts-Dunton, 18 August 1902.
Reich, Emil, 1854-1910. ALS to Watts-Dunton, 18 September 1905.
Rennell, James Rennell Rodd, 1858-1941. ALS to Watts-Dunton, undated.
Rhys, Ernest, 1859-1946. 2 ALS to Watts-Dunton, 21 February and 1 June 1905.
Robinson, Frederick William, 1830-1901. ALS to Dicks, John, 1 November 1881.
Robinson, Frederick William, 1830-1901. 6 ALS to Watts-Dunton, 1870-1895.
Romley, Arabella. ALS to Watts-Dunton, undated.
Rossetti, Lucy Madox Brown, 1843-1894. ALS to Watts-Dunton, undated.
Ryland, Frederick, 1854-1902. ALS to Watts-Dunton, 27 June 1900.
S., D. ALI to unidentified recipient, undated.
Safface, Bertha J. ALS to Watts-Dunton, undated.
Salaman, Malcolm. ALS to Watts-Dunton, 25 February 1894.
Sharp, Elizabeth Amelia Sharp, 1856-1932. 2 ALS to Watts-Dunton, 31 December 1886, 30 September no year.
Shields, Frederic James, 1833-1911. 6 ALS to Watts-Dunton, 1901, undated.
Sichel, Walter Sydney, 1855-1953. ALS to Watts-Dunton, 18 March 1905.
Skipsey, Joseph, 1832-1903. ALS to unidentified recipient, 15 May 1888.
Smith, George Barnett, 1841-1909. 3 ALS to Watts-Dunton, 1875-1898.
Smith?, Sabine. ALS to Watts-Dunton, undated.
Smith, William Robertson, 1846-1894. ALS to Watts-Dunton, 8 July 1885.
Sonnenschein (Swan) & Co., firm. ALS to Watts-Dunton, 29 October 1902.
Spalding, Percy. TLS to Bell, Mackenzie, 11 January 1917.
Spielmann, Marion Harry, 1858-1948. 2 ALS to Watts-Dunton, 18 February 1891, 8 February 1892.
Sumner. ALS to Watts-Dunton, 20 September 1878.
Swinburne, Algernon Charles, 1837-1909. Cleopatra, handwritten manuscript / copy, 6 pages, 1866.
Symonds. ALS to Watts-Dunton, 7 April 1902.
Taylor, Frank. 4 TLS to Bell, Mackenzie, 1924-1927.
Tollemache, Marguerite. ALS to Watts-Dunton, undated.
Valpy, Leonard Rowe 4 ALS to Watts-Dunton, 1882-1883.
Verschoyle, John. 5 ALS to Watts-Dunton, 1889-1898.
Villaris, Linda White Mazine, 1836-1915. 2 ALS to Watts-Dunton, undated.
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3.1 W., J. D. ALS to Watts-Dunton, 15 March 1873.
Waddington, Samuel, 1844-1923. 3 ALS to Watts-Dunton, 1885-191_.
Walker, Hugh, 1855-1939. ALS to Watts-Dunton, 7 May 1914.
Walkley, Arthur Bingham. ALS to Watts-Dunton, 11 August 1899.
Warre Cornish, Blanche Ritchie. ALS to Watts-Dunton, undated.
Warren, Thomas Herbert, Sir, 1853-1930. ALS to Watts-Dunton, 10 January 1899.
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3.2 Watts, Theresa. 14 ALS to Bell, Mackenzie, 1914-1918.
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3.3 Watts-Dunton, Clara Jane Reich. 14 ALS to Bell, Mackenzie, 1914-1920, undated.
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3.1 Watts-Dunton, Theodore?, 1832-1914. Dedication to Mrs. Disney Leith, typescript, 1 page, 1899.
Watts-Dunton, Theodore, 1832-1914. Miscellaneous notes, handwritten manuscript, 8 pages, undated. In various hands.
Webster, Augusta, 1837-1894. ANS to Watts-Dunton, 5 October 1892.
Webster, Margaret. ALS to Watts-Dunton, 10 June 1894.
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3.4 Whiteing, Richard, 1840-1928. ALS to Watts-Dunton, 21 February 1899.
Whites, Renard and Co. ALS to Watts-Dunton, 9 February 1875.
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3.1 Williamson, Alice Muriel Livingston, 1869-1933. ALS to Watts-Dunton, 21 August no year.
Wilson, Effingham William. ALS to Watts-Dunton, 25 October 1878.
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3.4 Unidentified authors. 8 ALS, Christmas card, 1875-1899; 3 unidentified handwritten manuscripts / notes, undated; ad for custodian of Shakespeare’s birthplace, 1889; .Byron Memorial Fund pamphlet, circa 1876. Transfer from Library, 1970; not described in card catalog.



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