University of Texas, Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center

Cecil James Carpenter Tildesley:

An Inventory of His Collection at the Harry Ransom Center



Creator: Tildesley, Cecil James Carpenter, 1877-1963
Title: Cecil James Carpenter Tildesley Collection
Dates: 1836-1940, undated
Abstract: Includes autographs and letters collected by Cecil Tildesley, an English collector. A diverse range of persons are represented, including John Duke Coleridge, Charles Dickens, King Edward VII, Gilbert & Sullivan, William Ewart Gladstone, Kate Greenaway, Henry Irving, Edward Lear, John Everett Millais, Dame Ellen Terry, Queen Victoria, and King William IV, among others. Some of the letters are addressed to his father, James Carpenter Tildesley (1840-1907).
Call Number: Manuscript Collection MS-4233
Extent: 1 box (.42 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 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

Recipient:

Container
1.1 Unidentified author. ALS to Tildesley, 12 February 1901.
Birrell, Augustine, 1850-1933. ALS to Tildesley, 2 July 1909.
Burnand, Francis Cowley, Sir, 1836-1917. AL to Tildesley, 1 September 1893. Written on verso of ALS Tildesley to Burnand, 31 August 1893. Written on back of envelope: AN Burnand to Tildesley, undated.
Corelli, Marie, 1855-1924. ALS to Tildesley, undated.
Frith, William Powell, 1819-1909. ALS to Tildesley, 15 March 1899.
Container
1.2 Gilbert, William Schwenck, Sir, 1836-1911. 2 ALS to Tildesley, 12 May 1893, 24 May 1894.
Griggs, Frederick Landseer Maur, 1876-1938. 4 ALS to Tildesley, 1931-1933.
Hughes, Thomas, 1822-1896. ALS to Tildesley, 2 October 1894.
Irving, Henry, 1838-1905. ALS to Tildesley, 28 February 1899. Body of letter in another hand.
Leader, Benjamin Williams, 1831-1923. 2 ALS to Tildesley, 15 November 1892, 15 January 1894.
Lecky, William Edward Hartpole, 1838-1903. ALS to Tildesley, 9 February 1898. Embossed letterhead: House of Commons.
Lucas, Edward Verrall, 1868-1938. ALS to Tildesley, 26 May 1917. Included with this: Tildesley, list of questions, handwritten manuscript, 2 pages, undated.
Container
1.3 Morley, John Morley, 1838-1923. ALS to Tildesley, 6 December 1881.
Raven-Hill, Leonard, 1867-1942. ALS to Tildesley, 30 June 1940. Letterhead: Auxiliary Forces Club.
Reed, Edward Tennyson, 1860-1933. 2 ALS to Tildesley, 19 July 1898, 2 December 1904.
Container
1.4 Sambourne, Edward Linley, 1844-1910. ALS to Tildesley, 24 March 1899.
Seaman, Owen, Sir, 1861-1936. TLS to Tildesley, 19 April 1929.
Short, Frank, Sir, 1857-1945. 2 ALS to Tildesley, 5 April and 21 June 1922.
Sullivan, Arthur Seymour, Sir, 1842-1900. AL to Tildesley, 13 May 1899.
Villiers, George Patrick Hyde, 1847-1892. ALS to Tildesley, undated. Removed from envelope tipped in Tildesley, Recipient I, page 43.



Recipient I:

Tildesley, Cecil J. Autograph album, 151 items mounted in an album, circa 1893-1894:
Container
1.7 Aberdare, Henry Austin Bruce, 1815-1895. Signature, 8 July 1893. Mounted on page 9.
Aberdeen and Temair, John Campbell Gordon, Marquess, 1847-1934. Signature, undated. Mounted on page 9.
Alcester, Frederick Beauchamp Paget Seymour, Baron, 1821-1895.Signature, 29 October 1893. Mounted on page 67.
Allen, Grant, 1848-1899. Signature, undated. Mounted on page 11.
Alma-Tadema, Lawrence, Sir, 1836-1912. Signature, 14 November 1892. Mounted on page 37.
Alverstone, Richard Everard Webster, Viscount, 1842-1915. Signature, 20 October 1893. Mounted on page 63.
Arabi Pasha, Ahmed, 1841-1911. Signature, 1 September 1893. Mounted on page 51.
Argyll, George Douglas Campbell, 1823-1900. Signature, undated. Mounted on page 5.
Armstrong of Cragside, William George Armstrong, Baron, 1810-1900. Signature, undated. Mounted on page 23.
Arnold, Edwin, Sir, 1832-1904. Signature, 10 September 1894. Mounted on page 30.
Baker, Samuel White Sir, 1821-1893. Signature, 14 June 1893. Mounted on page 23.
Balfour, Arthur James Balfour, Earl, 1848-1930. Signature, 10 August 1893. Mounted on page 7.
Ball, Robert Stawell, Sir, 1840-1913. Signature, undated. Mounted on page 51.
Ballantyne, Robert Michael, 1825-1894. ALS to Tildesley, 3 July 1893. Mounted on page 15.
Baring-Gould, Sabine, 1834-1924. Signature, 22 January 1894. Mounted on page 71.
Barnby, Joseph, Sir, 1838-1896. When the tide comes in, signed handwritten manuscript / music fragment, December 1893. Mounted on page 69.
Bayly, Ada Ellen, 1857-1903. Signature, undated. Mounted on page 45.
Beaconsfield, Benjamin Disraeli, Earl, 1804-1881. Signature, undated. Mounted on page 1.
Benson, Edward White, Archbishop of Canterbury, 1829-1896. Signature, undated. Mounted on page 25.
Bethell, Walter John, 1842-1907. Signature, undated. Mounted on page 2.
Bickersteth, Edward Henry, Bishop of Exeter, 1825-1906. Quotation, signed handwritten manuscript, 27 September 1897. Mounted on page 24.
Blackie, John Stuart, 1809-1895. Rule of life, signed handwritten manuscript, 11 July 1893. Mounted on page 29.
Bonheur, Rosa, 1822-1899. Signature, 1894. Mounted on page 66.
Brough, Lionel, 1836-1900. ALS to Tildesley, undated. Mounted on page 31.
Burnand, Francis Cowley, Sir, 1836-1917. Reason not rhyme, signed handwritten manuscript, undated. Mounted on page 45.
Burritt, Elihu, 1810-1879. ALS to Tildesley, James Carpenter, 15 January 1868. Mounted on page 13.
Carpenter, William Boyd, 1841-1918. ALS to Tildesley, 24 October 1893. Mounted on page 63.
Chelmsford, Frederic Augustus Thesiger, Baron, 1827-1905. Signature, undated. Mounted on page 41.
Churchill, Randolph Henry Spencer, 1849-1895. Signature, 1893. Mounted on page 3.
Coleridge, John Duke Coleridge, 1820-1894. ALS to Tildesley, 11 July 1893. Mounted on page 27.
Cranbrook, Gathorne Gathorne-Hardy, Earl, 1870-1915. Signature, 6 July 1893. Mounted on page 5.
Creighton, Mandell, Bishop of London, 1843-1901. ALS to Tildesley, 27 December 1895. Mounted on page 38.
Davidson, Randall Thomas, Archbishop of Canterbury, 1848-1930. Signature, 27 June 1893. Mounted on page 25.
Derby, Frederick Arthur Stanley, Earl, 1841-1908. Signature, August 1893. Mounted on page 51.
Devonshire, Spencer Compton Cavendish, 1833-1908. ALS to Tildesley, 8 July 1893. Mounted on page 5.
Dickens, Charles, 1812-1870. AL to Tildesley, 14 January 1865. Mounted on page 11 with his signature mounted beneath.
Dicksee, Francis Bernard, Sir, 1853-1928. Signature, undated. Mounted on page 65.
Du Maurier, George Louis Palmella Busson, 1834-1896. ALS to Tildesley, 30 August 1893. Mounted on page 33.
Edward VII, King of Great Britain, 1841-1910. ALS to unidentified chairman of the Urban Sanitary Authority, 15 November 1886. Body of letter in another hand. Mounted on page 6.
Ellicott, Charles John, Bishop of Gloucester and Bristol, 1819-1905. Quotation from Bible (Matthew), handwritten manuscript, 25 July 1893. Mounted on page 35.
Faed, Thomas, 1826-1900. Signature, undated. Mounted on page 14.
Farrar, Frederic William 1838-1903. Signature, 28 September 1893. Mounted on page 49.
Fenn, George Manville, 1831-1909. Signature, undated. Mounted on page 11.
Fildes, Luke, Sir, 1844-1927. ALS to Tildesley, 18 August 1893. Mounted on page 39.
Froude, James Anthony, 1818-1894. Signature, undated. Mounted on page 47.
Furniss, Harry, 1854-1925. Signed typed note, undated. Mounted on page 53.
Gaul, Alfred Robert, 1837-1913. Signature, undated. Mounted on page 47.
Gilbert, John, Sir, 1817-1897. Signature, 1 September 1893. Mounted on page 35.
Goschen, George Joachim Goshen, Viscount, 1831-1907. Signature, 13 September 1893. Mounted on page 47.
Grace, William Gilbert, 1848-1915. Signature, undated. Mounted on page 35.
Granville, Granville George Leveson-Gower, Earl, 1815-1891. Envelope addressed to Slingsby Bethell, 3 April 1874. Mounted on page 2.
Greenaway, Kate, 1846-1901. ALS to Tildesley, 4 September 1893. Mounted on page 45.
Grey, Henry George Grey, Earl, 1802-1894. Signature, 15 Jun3 1893. Mounted on page 7.
Grossmith, George, 1847-1912. Signature, undated. Mounted on page 67.
Grundy, Sydney, 1848-1914. Signature, 20 January 1894. Mounted on page 71.
Haggard, Henry Rider, Sir, 1856-1925. Signature, 1893. Mounted on page 15.
Hallé, Charles, Sir, 1819-1895. Signature, undated. Mounted on page 49.
Halsbury, Hardinge Stanley Giffard, Earl, 1823-1921. Signature, 25 July 1893. Mounted on page 9.
Harris, Augustus, Sir, 1852-1896. Signature, undated. Mounted on page 63.
Havergal, Frances Ridley, 1836-1879. ANS, undated. Mounted on page 8.
Henty, George Alfred, 1832-1902. ALS to Tildesley, 28 September 1893. Mounted on page 55.
Herschell, Farrer Herschell, 1837-1899. ALS to Tildesley, 30 September 1893. Letterhead: House of Lords. Mounted on page 57.
Holmes, Oliver Wendell, 1809-1894. Signature, 9 October 1893. Mounted on page 63.
Houghton, Richard Monckton Milnes, 1809-1885. ALS to Bettell, 5 December 1871. Mounted on page 20.
How, William Walsham, Bishop of Wakefield, 1823-1897. Quotation, signed handwritten manuscript, undated. Mounted on page 24.
Hughes, Thomas, 1822-1896. ALS to Tildesley, 5 April 1894. Mounted on page 56.
Huxley, Thomas Henry, 1825-1895. ALS to unidentified recipient, 21 April 1894. Mounted on page 43.
Ingelow, Jean, 1820-1897. Signature, undated. Mounted on page 67.
Irving, Henry, Sir, 1838-1905. ALS to Tildesley, 17 July 1894. Mounted on page 22.
Jebb, Richard Claverhouse, 1841-1905. ALS to Tildesley, 20 May 1893. Mounted on page 29.
Jerome, Jerome Klapka, 1859-1927. Unidentified story, handwritten manuscript / fragment, 1 page, undated. Mounted on page 66.
Jowett, Benjamin, 1817-1893. ALS to Abrahams, Mr., 10 June no year. Mounted on page 28.
Keeley, Mary Ann Goward, 1805?-1899. Signature, 6 February 1894. Mounted on page 71.
Kelvin, William Thomson, Baron, 1824-1907. Signature, 8 November 1893. Mounted on page 67.
Kendal, Madge, Dame, 1849-1935. Signature, undated. Mounted on page 31.
Kendal, William Hunter, 1843-1917. Signature, undated. Mounted on page 31.
Kimberley, John Wodehouse, Earl, 1826-1902. ANS, 6 July 1893. Mounted on page 9.
King, Edward, Bishop of Lincoln, 1829-1910. Signature, 15 July 1893. Mounted on page 25.
Kinglake, Alexander William, 1809-1891. ALS to Abrahams, Mrs., 28 May 1870. Mounted on page 30.
Leader, Benjamin Williams, 1831-1923. ALS to Tildesley, 8 May 1894. Mounted on page 37.
Lear, Edward, 1812-1888. ALS to unidentified recipient Gussie, 16 November 1881. Mounted on page 12.
Lear, Edward, 1812-1888. Signature, undated. Mounted on page 49.
Legge, Augustus, Bishop of Lichfield, 1839-1913. Signature, undated. Mounted on page 25.
Leighton, Frederic Leighton, Baron, 1830-1896. Signature, September 1893. Mounted on page 49.
Lesseps, Ferdinand Marie, comte de, 1805-1894. Quotation, signed handwritten manuscript, 1893. Mounted on page 49.
Lockwood, Frank, Sir, 1846-1897. ALS to Tildesley, 20 July 1893. Embossed letterhead: House of Commons. Mounted on page 27.
Maclagan, William Dalrymple, Archbishop of York, 1826-1910. ALS to Tildesley, James Carpenter, 20 June 1889. Mounted on page 25.
Malmsbury, Edward James Harris, Earl, 1842-1899. ALS to Tildesley, E., 14 February no year. Mounted on page 69.
Marks, Henry Stacy, 1829-1898. ALS to Tildesley, 8 May 1893. Mounted on page 39.
Maxwell, Mary Elizabeth Braddon, 1837-1915. Signature, 3 July 1893. Mounted on page 17.
May, Philip William, 1864-1903. Signature, 1899. Mounted on page 52.
McCarthy, Justin, 1830-1912. ALS to Tildesley, 23 September 1893. Mounted on page 51.
McClintock, Francis Leopold, Sir, 1819-1907. Signature, 13 July 1893. Mounted on page 23.
Millais, John Everett, 1829-1896. ALS to unidentified recipient, 2 May 1894. Mounted on page 48.
Morris, Lewis, Sir, 1833-1907. ALS to Tildesley, 4 June 1894. Mounted on page 62.
Nares, George Strong, Sir, 1831-1915. Signature, undated. Mounted on page 59.
Newnes, George, Sir, 1851-1910. Signature, undated. Mounted on page 66.
Northbrook, Thomas George, Earl, 1826-1904. Signature, 15 July 1893. Mounted on page 7.
Onslow, William Hillier, 1853-1911. Signature, 11 July 1893. Mounted on page 7.
Oxford and Asquith, Herbert Henry Asquith, 1852-1928. ALS to Tildesley, 15 July 1890. Mounted on page 28.
Parker, Joseph, 1830-1902. Signature, undated. Mounted on page 35.
Paton, Joseph Noël, Sir, 1821-1901. Quotation from Carlyle, signed handwritten manuscript, September 1893. Mounted on page 53.
Payn, James, 1830-1898. Signature, undated. Mounted on page 13.
Peel, Robert, Sir, 1788-1850. Signature, undated. Mounted on page 3.
Ponsonby, Henry Frederick, Sir, 1825-1895. Envelope addressed to Tildesley, 29 May 1894. Mounted on page 8.
Poynter, Edward John, 1836-1919. Signature, 5 October 1897. Mounted on page 38.
Rawlinson, Robert, Sir, 1810-1898. Quotation, signed handwritten manuscript, 1893. Mounted on page 47.
Richmond, Charles Henry Gordon-Lennox, Duke, 1818-1903. Signature, undated. Mounted on page 3.
Ripon, George Frederick Samuel, Marquis, 1827-1909. Signature, undated. Mounted on page 7.
Roberts, Frederick Sleigh Roberts, Earl, 1832-1914. ALS to Tildesley, 16 July 1893. Mounted on page 41
Roscoe, Henry Enfield, Sir, 1833-1915. Signature, 3 February 1894. Mounted on page 8
Rosebery, Archibald Philip Primrose, Earl, 1847-1929. Signature, undated. Mounted on page 55.
Russell of Killowen, Charles Russell, Baron, 1832-1900. Signature, 19 July 1893. Mounted on page 27.
Russell, John Russell, Earl, 1792-1878. Signature, undated. Mounted on page 51.
Russell, William Clark, 1844-1911. Signature, 14 June 1893. Mounted on page 13.
Rutland, John James Robert Manners, Duke, 1818-1906. Signature, 19 July 1893. Mounted on page 9.
Sala, George Augustus Henry, 1828-1895. ALS to Redman, R., 14 August 1872. Mounted on page 19.
Salisbury, Robert Arthur Talbot Gascoyne-Cecil, Marquess, 1830-1903. Signature, undated. Mounted on page 3.
Scott, Clement William, 1841-1904. Unidentified poem, Kiss me good night! No more be said…, signed handwritten manuscript, 1 page, 27 June 1893. Mounted on page 17.
Selborne, Roundell Palmer, 1812-1895. ALS to Tildesley, 10 October 1894. Mounted on page 61.
Sherbrooke, Robert Lowe, Viscount, 1811-1892. Signature, undated. Mounted on page 9.
Sims, George Robert, 1847-1922. Signature, undated. Mounted on page 21.
Smiles, Samuel, 1812-1904. Signature, 18 May 1893. Mounted on page 11.
Stables, Gordon,1840-1910. ALS to Tildesley, undated. Mounted on page 19.
Stainer, John, Sir, 1840-1901. Signature, 27 January 1894. Mounted on page 71.
Stanhope, Edward, 1840-1893. ALS to Tildesley, 4 September 1893. Mounted on page 45.
Stanley, Edward John Stanley, 1802-1869. ALS to Tildesley, James Carpenter, 12 January 1865. Mounted on page 1.
Stanley, Henry Morton, Sir, 1841-1904. AL to Tildesley, 5 June 1894. Mounted on page 56.
Stanley, Henry Morton, Sir, 1841-1904. Signature, undated. Mounted on page 57.
Stokes, George Gabriel, 1819-1903. TLS to Tennant, Frederick Robert, 14 September 1896. Mounted on page 32.
Stone, Marcus, 1840-1921. ALS to Tildesley, 17 November 1892. Mounted on page 39.
Sullivan, Arthur Seymour, Sir, 1842-1900. ALS to Tildesley, 10 November 1893. Mounted on page 65.
Temple, Frederick, Archibishop of Canterbury, 1821-1902. TLS to Barclay, L. L., 6 October 1893. Mounted on page 61.
Tenniel, John, Sir, 1820-1914. Signature, undated. Mounted on page 11.
Thompson, Henry, Sir, 1820-1904. Signature, 28 September 1893. Mounted on page 55.
Toole, John Lawrence, 1830-1906. ALS to Tildesley, 1 September 1893. Mounted on page 33.
Tree, Herbert Beerbohm, Sir, 1853-1907. Quotation from Henry V, signed handwritten manuscript, 30 August 1893. Mounted on page 33.
Villiers, Charles Pelham, 1802-1898. ALS to unidentified recipient, undated. Mounted on page 43.
Villiers, George Patrick Hyde, 1847-1892. Envelope addressed to Tildesley, 26 May 1897. Mounted on page 43.
Watkin, Edward William, Sir, 1819-1901. Signature, undated. Mounted on page 47.
Watts, George Frederic, 1817-1904. AL to Tildesley, 8 July no year. Mounted on page 48.
Wellington, Arthur Wellesley, Duke, 1769-1852. Signature, undated. Mounted on page 41.
Winter, John Strange (pseudonym of Stannard, Henrietta E. V. Palmer, 1856-1911). Signature, undated. Mounted on page 47.
Wolseley, Garnet Joseph Wolseley, Viscount, 1833-1913. Signature, 21 May 1893. Mounted on page 41.
Wolverhampton, Henry Hartley Fowler, Viscount, 1830-1911. ALS to Tildesley, 30 June 1893. Mounted on page 3.
Wood, Henry Evelyn, Sir, 1838-1919. Signature, undated. Mounted on page 41.
Wyndham, Charles, Sir, 1837-1919. Signature, undated. Mounted on page 71.
Yates, Edmund Hodgson, 1831-1894. Signature, 19 July 1893. Mounted on page 11.
Yonge, Charlotte Mary, 1823-1901. Signature, undated. Mounted on page 35.
Young, Allen William, Sir, 1827-1915. Signature, 6 October 1893. Mounted on page 59.
Unidentified author. ALI to unidentified recipient, 17 May no year. Mounted on page 8.



Miscellaneous:

Container
1.5 Unidentified author. ALS to unidentified recipient Nelly, 1 July no year.
Unidentified author. ALS to Tennant, Frederick Robert, 26 September 1895.
Unidentified author. ALS to Tyack, George S., 12 July 1895.
Clarke, Edward George, Sir, 1841-1931. ALS to Hickman, Alfred, Sir, 25 May 1891. Removed from Tildesley, Recipient I. Embossed letterhead: House of Commons.
Felkin, Ellen Thorneycroft Fowler, 1860-1929. ALS to Keeling, Miss, 13 April 1899.
Gladstone, Henry Neville. TLS to Pearson,W., 27 June 1898.
Gladstone, William Ewart, 1809-1898. APCS to Tildesley, James Carpenter, 12 October 1885. Removed from Tildesley, Recipient I.
Gladstone, William Ewart, 1809-1898. ALS to Westbury, Richard Bethell, 14 September 1869.
Halkett, George Roland, 1865-1918. Caricature of a man wearing a pince-nez, signed pen and ink sketch, 1 page, 23 April 1901. Letterhead on card: Pall Mall Magazine.
Hole, Samuel Reynolds, 1819-1904. ALS to Huffman, 24 May 1884.
Lear, Edward, 1812-1888. 2 ALS to unidentified recipient Gussie, 10 June and 4 July 1880.
Lloyd, William Watkiss, 1813-1893. ALS to unidentified recipient, 23 March 1874.
Maclagan, William Dalrymple, 1826-1910. ALS to Tyack, George S., 7 August 1894.
Seaman, Owen, Sir, 1861-1936. ALS to unidentified recipient, 6 January 1918.
Smith, G. ALS to Tyack, George S., 7 January 1891. Embossed letterhead: Old Palace, Lincoln.
Spooner, William Archibald, 1844-1930. APCS to Hartell, J. T., 19 January 1912.
Stepney, A.F. ALS to Corfield, Nellie, 14 July 1900.
Terry, Ellen, Dame, 1848-1928. Signature on an ink blotter, 1 page, 1897. Note on verso about provenance.
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1.6 Tildesley, Cecil J. Collection of signatures, 24 items, 1867-1929, undated. Signatures from Austin, Alfred; Bickersteth, Edward Henry; Braemer, Thornfield; Burney, Charles Parr; Clark, Howard D.; Dorington, John E.; Gladstone, William Ewart; Joachim, Joseph; Langtry, Lillie; Millais, John Everett, Sir; Müller, Friedrich Max; Noyes, Alfred; Reeves, John Sims; Roberts, Sydney Castle, Sir; Rutland, John James Robert Manners; St. Aldwyn, Michael Edward Hicks Beach, Earl; Scott, Percy Moreton, Sir; Selborne, Roundell Palmer, Earl; Stanley, Edward John Stanley, Baron; Sullivan, Arthur Seymour, Sir; Tseng, Chao Kwung; Victoria, Queen of Great Britain; Westbury, Richard Luttrell Pilkington Bethel; and one unidentified. Included with these: 6 envelopes, one in the hand of Augustus Hale, one addressed by Walt Whitman to R. Maurice Burke, 23 December 1870.
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1.5 Victoria, Queen of Great Britain, 1819-1901. ALS from private secretary Sir Henry F. Ponsonby to Tildesley, James Carpenter, 2 April 1884.
William IV, King of Great Britain and Ireland, 1765-1837. Warrant for remission of sentence on John Rixon, signed handwritten document, 2 pages on 1 leaf, 18 May 1836. Signed also by Earl John Russell.
Yonge, Charlotte, Mary, 1823-1901. ALS to Abraham, Miss, January 1892.



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