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Special Collections Manuscript Letters and Ephemera of Artists and Authors (1650-1921) as Selected and Transcribed by Mollie Connelly


Special Collections Manuscript Letters and Ephemera of Artists and Authors (1650-1921) as Selected and Transcribed by Mollie Connelly. This collection consists of 62 rare manuscripts found in ASU Libraries Special Collections in Hayden Library, from the 17th, 18th, 19th and 20th centuries. Items are English, Scottish, Irish, American, French, Egyptian, and more. The collection adds to the correspondence heritage of notable authors, artists, and public figures, including William Wordsworth, H.G. Wells, Booker T. Washington, Claude Monet, and others. The project sets out to make previously unpublished manuscripts newly accessible to scholars and students.

Literary figures included in this collection include the Pre-Raphaelites, Victorians, Romantics, and many more. Notable authors include William Wordsworth, Robert Browning, Mark Twain and others. Literary correspondence has been the driving force of this collection. Even a rare ticket from actor David Garrick's 1769 Shakespeare Jubilee can be counted among the treasures here.

Supplementing writers of literature are esteemed artists such as John William Waterhouse, Claude Monet, and Dante Gabriel Rossetti.

Finally, culturally significant public figures are included such as Booker T. Washington, John Ruskin, and Sir Richard Burton. These manuscripts provide insight into the cultural climate of their respective time periods.

Many people should be thanked and acknowledged for their help with this collection. First, Nicholas Salerno was integral to the development and gathering of the manuscripts that make up this collection. Next, Dr. Devoney Looser and Archivist Katherine Krzys have provided tremendous guidance for this wonderful collection.


Date Range
1650 1938


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Concerning Isaac D'Israeli's autograph.

Contributors
Disraeli, Isaac, 1766-1848, Connelly, Mollie
Created Date
1766/1848
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Concerning the autograph of Henrietta Eliza Vaughan Palmer as John Strange Winter.

Contributors
Stannard, Henrietta Eliza Vaughan Palmer, 1856-1911, Connelly, Mollie
Created Date
1856/1911
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Concerning Twain's revisions for "Extracts from Adam's Diary" for use in the Harper edition of his books and a letter of authenticity.

Contributors
Clemens, Samuel Langhorne, 1835-1910, Anderson, Frederick, Connelly, Mollie
Created Date
1895
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Concerning a Reader's Ticket of Dante Gabriel Rossetti.

Contributors
Rossetti, Dante Gabriel, 1828-1882, Connelly, Mollie
Created Date
1828/1882
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Concerning a letter written in rhymes about Howe's thanks for a new hood, her relief and good wishes towards Silsbee.

Contributors
Howe, Julia Ward, 1819-1910, Connelly, Mollie
Created Date
1818/1910
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Concerning a book the author sends to Gosse, and his appreciation for Gosse's work.

Contributors
Young, Filson, 1876-1938, Connelly, Mollie
Created Date
1876/1938
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Concerning Anne Byron's switch of an appointment with Mr Colman from tomorrow to today.

Contributors
Byron, Anne Isabella Milbanke Byron, Baroness, 1792-1860, Connelly, Mollie
Created Date
1845-04-08
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Concerning Byron's orders concerning her personal finances and bank operations.

Contributors
Byron, Anne Isabella Milbanke Byron, Baroness, 1792-1860, Connelly, Mollie
Created Date
1835-11-04
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Concerning Aldrich's reception of Dickinson's note, her instructions on how to obtain a photograph, and Aldrich's views on suffering and sympathy.

Contributors
Aldrich, Anne Reeve, 1866-1892, Connelly, Mollie
Created Date
1890-07-04
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Concerning an appeal for scholarship money for the Tuskegee Normal and Industrial Institution for the Training of Colored Young Men and Women.

Contributors
Washington, Booker T., 1856-1915, Connelly, Mollie
Created Date
1915-05-11