University of Texas, Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center

Havelock Ellis:

An Inventory of His Collection at the Harry Ransom Center



Creator: Ellis, Havelock, 1859-1939
Title: Havelock Ellis Collection
Dates: 1875-1955, undated
Abstract: Includes chiefly correspondence and manuscript works by the British writer, physician, and social reformer Havelock Ellis, who was influential in the British Society for the Study of Sex Psychology. Numerous letters between Ellis and the South African writer Olive Schreiner are present, along with correspondence from Edward Carpenter, Sigmund Freud, Radclyffe Hall, John Addington Symonds, and others.
Call Number: Manuscript Collection MS-1306
Extent: 10 boxes (4.20 linear feet), 1 galley folder (gf)
Language: English, French, German
Repository: The University of Texas at Austin, Harry Ransom Center

Restrictions

Access:

Open for research


Administrative Information

Processed by:

Joan Sibley and Apryl Voskamp, 2014

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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1.2 Changing Spain, signed handwritten manuscript, 23 pages bound, 28 February 1932. Published in New York Herald Tribune Magazine as Creating a new Spain.
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1.3 The colour-sense in literature: note for preface, initialed typescript, 2 pages bound, undated. Bound with: corrected proof of The colour-sense…; 5 ALS to Schwartz, Dr., 1931. From the Hanley Collection.
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1.4 Eckerman's conversations with Goethe: introduction by Havelock Ellis, signed handwritten manuscript, 28 pages bound, undated.
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1.1 The family (essay), carbon typescript with editorial changes in the hand of T. I. F. Armstrong, 30 pages, undated. Suppressed chapter from Sex and Marriage, 1951. Originally chapter IX from Whither Mankind, Charles Beard ed., 1928.
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1.5 From Marlowe to Shaw… edited with a foreword by John Gawsworth, carbon typescript / incomplete with editorial changes in the hand of T. I. F. Armstrong, 197 pages, 1950. Sections on Marlowe and Chapman incomplete. Foreword lacking.
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1.1 Havelock Ellis (autobiographical sketch), signed typescript with few handwritten emendations, 2 pages, circa 1936. For Georges Schreiber's Portraits and self-portraits, 1936.
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1.6 Kanga Creek: an Australian idyll, signed typescript, 58 pages bound, undated. Bound with two ANS relating to manuscript.
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gf 1 Marriage (article), galley proof, 1 page, circa 1904. Article for an encyclopedia.
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1.1 May day, carbon typescript, 2 pages, undated. Believe to be unpublished.
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1.7 More essays of love and virtue: preface, handwritten manuscript signed twice, 10 pages bound, undated.
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1.1 More essays of love and virtue: preface, carbon typescript with handwritten emendations, 7 pages, undated.
My mail bag, IX, signed carbon typescript with handwritten emendations, 4 pages, undated.
My mail bag, XXV, handwritten manuscript with revisions, 5 pages, undated.
My philosophic creed, typescript / mimeo with few handwritten annotations, 8 pages, undated. Was in 61-8144.
Notes re Marcel Jouhandeau, handwritten manuscript, 3 pages, undated. From Hanley II.
The obscenity of Swift (essay), handwritten manuscript in the hand of T. I. F. Armstrong, 4 pages, undated. Transcript of an unpublished manuscript.
Olive Schreiner, handwritten manuscript / draft fragments and notes with handwritten revisions, 25 pages, 6 June 1884.
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2.1 Our civilization; more questions of the day… edited by John Gawsworth, composite handwritten transcript, carbon typescript, and printed manuscript with emendations in the hands of Havelock Ellis, T. I. F. Armstrong and Françoise Delisle, approximately 43 pages, circa 1954. Handwritten transcript of section 2 in the hand of T. I. F. Armstrong. Foreword by Françoise Delisle.
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2.2 Our marriage problem, signed typescript with handwritten emendations, 14 pages, 1931. Included with this: 2 ALS Ellis to Brand Storm, 15 April and 10 May 1931.
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2.3 The philosophic problem of sex, signed handwritten manuscript, 40 pages bound, undated.
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1.1 The place of eugenics, typescript with handwritten emendations in the hand of T. I. F. Armstrong, 4 pages, 1934. A suppressed chapter from My confessional. First published in the Enquiry, July 1949.
Poems, selected by John Gawsworth (pseudonym), 1st specimen page, 1 page; 2nd specimen page, 1 page; 1937. Note on the front of each page in the hand of Gawsworth (T. I. F. Armstrong).
Preface, typescript, xx pages, undated. Was in 61-8144.
The problem of sterilization (article), carbon typescript with handwritten revisions, 5 pages, undated.
The psychology of the English and other essays in exploration: preface, typescript with cuts and emendations in the hand of T. I. F. Armstrong, 3 pages, 29 January 1939. Title deleted on page 1. Unpublished.
The relation of the child to adult society, typescript, undated. Was in 61-8144.
A research in marriage (article), carbon typescript with handwritten revisions, 8 pages, 1929.
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2.4 Sex in relation to society, page proofs with handwritten corrections, xv, 529 pages, 1937.
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2.5 Sonnets with folk songs from the Spanish: preface, signed handwritten manuscript, 43 pages bound, undated. Bound with handwritten manuscript of Spanish folk songs and with ANS by Havelock Ellis.
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2.6-3.12 Travel notes: numbers 1-16, handwritten manuscript with revisions, 719 pages, circa 1898-1930. Consists of 8 notebooks and 8 sections of pages torn from notebooks.
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3.13 War and Eugenics, carbon copy typescript with handwritten corrections,15 pages, undated. Not described in card catalog; purchase R 12107, 1990.



Letters:

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3.14 2 ALS to unidentified recipient, 27 July and 1 August 1913.
5 ALS to Barry, Gerald, 1927-1930. Not described in card catalog; purchase R 12167, 1990.
3 ALS, ALS / incomplete to Colles, William Morris, 1902-1904, undated. Included with these: TL / copy of 1904 letter.
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3.15 23 ALS, 36 ALI to Coppard, Winifred De Kok, 1924-1930, undated.
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3.14 ALS to Edwards, Mr., 19 June 1925.
ALI to Ellis, Edith Lees, undated.
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3.16 10 ALS to Gallagher, Marie, 1925-1932.
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3.14 AL / draft to Gaultier, Jules de, undated.
6 ALS, APCS to Gould, I. J., 1930-1936. Postcard pasted on ALS dated 22 October 1934; also pasted on verso of this is a signed photograph of Ellis.
ALS to Goldstein, _____, 7 August 1919.
AL / draft to Greenbie, Mr., undated. Written on a page torn from a notebook.
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4.1 67 ALS, 2 ALS / incomplete, AL / incomplete, 6 ALI, APCS to Henderson, Wyn, 1925-1939, undated.
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3.14 3 ALS to Heseltine, Phillip, 1923-1930. Not described in card catalog; purchase R 12148, 1990.
AL / draft to Huntington, C. re Marcel Jouhandeau, 1933. From Hanley II.
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4.2 31 ALS, ANS to J. M. Dent & Sons, 1929-1936. Included with this: 40 TccL from Dent to Ellis. Not described in card catalog; purchase R 12654, 1992.
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3.14 APCS to Jackson, William, 9 April 1929.
AL / draft to Jouhandreau, Marcel, undated. From Hanley II.
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4.3 ALS to Melnitsky, _____, 11 February 1930.
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4.4-6 81 ALS, 12 ALI, 2 ANS, TNS, APCS, APCI to Merrills, Agnes "Brownie," 1934-1939, undated.
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4.3 11 ALS, APCS to Moore, Leonard, 1917-1921.
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5.1-2 121 ALS, 2 ALI, 10 APCS, APCI to Perrycoste, Frank Hill, 1891-1929, undated.
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5.3 12 ALS, 3 AL, 3 APCS, APCI to Robertson Scott, John William, 1917-1938, undated. Signatures cut out of the 3 AL. Sections of writing cut out from 2 other ALS. Included with these: printed prospectus for The new gymnosophy which lists an introduction by Ellis, 4 pages, undated. PC of The New East with handwritten greeting and signature by Ellis pasted on.
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4.3 ALS to Rubin, Arnold, 11 April 1932.
ALS to Salt, Henry Stephens, 14 October 1930.
240 ALS to Schreiner, Olive, 1884-1920, undated. Many of the letters are unsigned or fragmentary. Some letters not described in card catalog; purchase R9033, 1981. Dates were assigned using My Other Self: The Letters of Olive Schreiner and Havelock Ellis (1992), edited by Yaffa Claire Draznin:
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5.4 No assigned date.
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5.5 1884 February-June.
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5.6 1884 July.
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5.7 1884 August-September.
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5.8 1884 October.
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6.1 1884 November.
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6.2 1884 December.
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6.3 1885 January-February.
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6.4 1885 March.
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6.5 1885 April-June.
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6.6 1885 July-December.
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6.7 1886-1920.
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4.3 ALS to Schwartz, 16 July 1931.
2 ALS to Schwartz, Jacob, 27 June 1931, 15 March 1932.
ALS to Strode, Hudson, 21 August 1938.
ALS to Swinburne, Algernon Charles, 11 January 1890.
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6.8 6 ALS, 3 ALI to Symonds, John Addington, 1891-1893.
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4.3 ALS to Symons, 28 May 1926.
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6.9 16 ALS to Tittle, Walter, 1925-1936, undated.
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4.3 ALS to Unwin, Stanley, Sir, 9 November 1928.
ALS to Welby, Thomas Earle, 8 January 1933.
ALS to Wilson, Rathmell, 28 June 1909.
ALS to Wilson, William M., 12 January 1937.



Recipient:

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7.1 Armstrong, Terence Ian Fytton, 1912- . 4 ALS John Gawsworth to Ellis, Havelock, 1937.
Brown, Horatio Robert Forbes, 1854-1926. 5 ALS, AL to Ellis, Havelock, 1894-1897.
Burdett, Francis. 2 ALS to Ellis, Havelock re Marcel Jouhandeau, 18 and 25 November 1934. From Hanley II.
Burns, John, 1858-1943. 2 ALS to Ellis, Havelock re Eleanor Marx, 27 October and 20 November 1934.
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7.2-3 Carpenter, Edward, 1844-1929. 47 ALS, 33 ALI, 9 ANS, 5 ANI, 18 APCS, 34 APCI to Ellis, Havelock, 1885-1926. Many letters incompletely dated.
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7.4 Cronwright-Schreiner, Samuel Cron, 1863- . 14 ALS, ALI, 10 TLS, TLI to Ellis, Havelock, 1921-1934. Included with these: ALS Mrs. L. Cronwright to Ellis, 22 October 1936.
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7.1 Ferrars, Max Henry. ALS to Ellis, Havelock, 9 December 1919. Included with this: III Puberty, galley proof / incomplete.
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7.5 Gaultier, Jules de, 1858- . 17 ALS, ANI to Ellis, Havelock, 1912-1935, undated. Written in French. Included with this: 2 AL / drafts from Ellis to de Gaultier.
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7.1 Hall, Bernard V. TLS to Ellis, Havelock, 8 March 1939.
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7.6 Hall, Radclyffe, 1886-1943. 9 ALS, 3 TLS to Ellis, Havelock, 1928-1930. Included with this: mimeoLS / copy form Director of Public Prosecution to Rubinstein Nash Solicitors; ANS Radclyffe Hall written on copy.
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7.1 Hinton, Margaret Owen. ALS to Ellis, Havelock, 22 June 1902.
Huntington, C. TLS to Ellis, Havelock re Marcel Jouhandeau, 7 March 1933. From Hanley II.
Ishill, Joseph. 3 ALS to Ellis, Havelock, 1922-1923.
Jouhandeau, Marcel, 1888- . 2 ALS to Ellis, Havelock, 2 March 1933 (misdated 1931), 8 June 1933. Written in French. From Hanley II.
Kelson, J. D. TLS to Ellis, Havelock re Marcel Jouhandeau, 1 April 1933. From Hanley II.
Laib, Paul. ALS to Ellis, Havelock, 5 November 1937. Letterhead: Fine arts photographer.
Medical Peace Campaign. FL to Ellis, Havelock, undated.
New York American. TLS B. A. Bergman to Ellis, Havelock, 30 November 1934.
Schreiner, Olive, 1885-1920. 367 ALS to Ellis, Havelock, 1884-1920. Parts of some letters lacking. Some letters not described in card catalog; purchase R9033, 1981. Dates were assigned using the Olive Schreiner Letters Online website:
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7.7 1884 February-May.
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7.8 1884 June.
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8.1 1884 July.
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8.2 1884 August-September.
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8.3 1884 October.
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8.4 1884 November.
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8.5 1884 December.
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8.6 1885 January-March.
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9.1 1885 April-June.
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9.2 1885 July-December.
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9.3 1886 January-May.
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9.4 1886 June-December.
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9.5 1887.
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9.6 1888.
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9.7 1889.
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9.8 1890.
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9.9 1891-1899.
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10.1 1906-1915.
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10.2 1916-1920.
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10.3 Envelopes and photographs, 1884-1916, undated.
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10.4 Symonds, John Addington, 1840-1893. 27 ALS, 4 ALI to Ellis, Havelock, 1885-1893. Included with this: TccL / copy of AL dated 20 June 1892.
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7.1 Symons, Arthur, 1865-1945. 4 ALS, ALI to Ellis, Havelock, 1922-1928, undated.



Miscellaneous:

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10.5 Armstrong, Terence Ian Fytton, 1912- . A catalogue of books from the library of Havelock Ellis: foreword, signed carbon typescript with handwritten revisions, 3 pages, 5 August 1938. Includes marginal notes.
Carpenter, Edward, 1844-1929. ALS, ALI to Ellis, Edith Lees, 5 November 1905, 5 March 1908.
Cawood, Esilda (sic, Erilda). TccL / copy to Schreiner, Rebecca Lyndall, 8 April 1888.
Delisle, Françoise. The psychology of the English and other essays in exploration: editor's foreword, typescript with editorial changes by T. I. F. Armstrong, 60 pages, 30 March 1947. Unpublished.
Ellis, Edith Mary Oldham Lees, 1861-1916:
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10.6 Communication between worlds, handwritten manuscript / incomplete with revisions, 12 pages; carbon typescript / incomplete with handwritten revisions, 9 pages; undated.
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10.5 Emanuel Swedenborg (essay), handwritten manuscript with revisions, 17 pages, undated.
Lecture on citizenship, handwritten manuscript with revisions, 6 pages, undated. Includes two versions of page 1.
Short story, handwritten manuscript with revisions, 20 pages, undated. Includes three sections: The message of a white rose; Heaven's jester to the body of his lady; The fool to the soul of his lady.
Ellis, Havelock, 1859-1939:
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10.5 Essay title pages for 22 essays, typed and carbon copy manuscripts, 22 pages, 1916-1939. Notes by Havelock Ellis, Françoise Delisle and John Gawsworth concerning source and place of composition.
Note re set of his books, signed handwritten manuscript, 1 page, 21 October 1932. Written at bottom: ANI by T. E. Hanley. From the Hanley Collection, removed from Hanley El591 nt.
Notes found with Olive Schreiner's letters to Ellis, undated. Not described in card catalog; purchase R9033, 1981.
Ellis, Louie. 3 ALS to Schreiner, Olive, 1884, undated.
Ellis, Louie. ALS to Schreiner, Olive, undated. Also written to Havelock Ellis? Not described in card catalog; purchase R9033, 1981.
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10.8 Ferrars, Max Henry. 8 ALS to Perrycoste, Frank Hill, 1913-1914.
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10.7 Freud, Sigmund, 1856-1939. ALS to unidentified recipient, 30 January 1929. Written in German. Included with this: typed copy of letter and typed translation into English.
Godfrey Davis Ltd. Statement of car hire service for John Gawsworth (Terence Ian Fytton Armstrong), printed document with typed entries, 1 page, 25 May 1938. Signed by Gawsworth with handwritten marginal note.
Haggard, Henry Rider, Sir, 1856-1925. ALS to Schreiner, Olive, 21 October 1884.
Hinton, Margaret Owen. 2 ALS to Ellis, Havelock, 8 January and 31 December 1917.
Hornabier, Winifred. 2 ALS to Ellis, Havelock, 17 November 1935, 2 August 1937.
The London Library. Receipt to Olive Schreiner, printed DS, 1 page, 20 October 1884.
Sachs, E. S. Talk at Olive Schreiner Centenary Memorial, 2 carbon typescripts / copies, 5 pages, 6 pages, 29 March 1955.
Schreiner, Mrs. 2 ALS "Mother" to Schreiner, Olive, 27 December 1886, undated.
Schreiner, Olive, 1855-1920:
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10.7 Will, handwritten manuscript / copy in hand of Havelock Ellis, 2 pages, December 1892. Includes instructions to Will Schreiner. Included with this: AL / incomplete and ALS / incomplete from Schreiner to Ellis concerning the will, 4 pages, February 1890, 26 September 1892.
APCS to Ellis, Edith Lees, 4 June 1917. Not described in card catalog; purchase R9033, 1981.
ALS to Schreiner, Frederic "Fred," undated. Not described in card catalog; purchase R9033, 1981.
TccL / copy to Schreiner, William Philip "Will," 30 October 1875.
Symonds, John Addington, 1840-1893. Untitled article re urnings, handwritten manuscript / copy in the hand of Edith Ellis, 17 pages, undated.
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10.9 Symonds, John Addington, 1840-1893. Christopher Marlowe edited by Havelock Ellis: general introduction by John Addington Symonds, signed handwritten manuscript with revisions, 18 pages, undated. 8 pages of manuscript in another hand.
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10.7 Symons, Arthur, 1865-1945. ALS to Schreiner, Olive, 25 April no year.
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10.10 Tetlow, Betty McGinnis. Collation of unpublished and published letters written by and to Olive Schreiner, typescript / photocopy, 70 pages, undated. Not described in card catalog; transfer from Research Librarian, 1989.
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10.7 Unwin, T. Fisher, 1848-1935. TLS to Ellis, Havelock, 8 March 1923.
Watts and Company. TLS F. C. C. Watts to Gawsworth, John (Terence Ian Fytton Armstrong), 5 July 1938.



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