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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 The project sets out to make previously unpublished manuscripts newly accessible to scholars and students.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
1774 1938


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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 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 a letter written from Claude Monet to George Petit.

Contributors
Monet, Claude, 1840-1926
Created Date
1898-03-20
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Concerning Dowden's apology for keeping borrowed Blake volumes too long, his return to Dublin, and his pleasure concerning other of Blake's works.

Contributors
Dowden, Edward, 1843-1913, Connelly, Mollie
Created Date
1885-08-11
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Concerning Field's preparation to move, his sending away of some of his children, and the sojourn of his "angel child."

Contributors
Field, Eugene, 1850-1895, Connelly, Mollie
Created Date
1889-04-10
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Concerning a brief letter of communication about the sending of letters.

Contributors
Longfellow, Henry W. (Henry Wadsworth), 1895-1986, Connelly, Mollie
Created Date
1869-11-17
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Concerning Ingram's thanks to Walter Hamilton for his note, and his inquiry into Hamilton's travel plans to visit the Eiffel Tower.

Contributors
Ingram, John Henry, 1842-1916, Connelly, Mollie
Created Date
1889-07-26
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Concerning Ruskin's intention of having Cruikshank create a plate for him.

Contributors
Ruskin, John, 1819-1900, Connelly, Mollie
Created Date
1819/1900
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Concerning a book of poetry by Queensberry's son, Alfred.

Contributors
Queensberry, John Sholto Douglas, Marquis of, 1844-1900, Connelly, Mollie
Created Date
1844/1900
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Concerning Mill's recommended reading on the subject of logic, including his work An Examination of Sir William Hamilton's Philosophy.

Contributors
Mill, John Stuart, 1806-1873, Connelly, Mollie
Created Date
1871-05-15
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Concerning Hunt's request that the recipient reply with the time in which Hunt's little boy can come pick up payment for an article Hunt wrote.

Contributors
Hunt, James Henry Leigh, 1784-1859, Connelly, Mollie
Created Date
1784/1859
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Concerning Hunt's agitation at Mrs. Guest's actions and appeals to Moxon and Hunt's request that Moxon show this note to Mr. Forster.

Contributors
Hunt, James Henry Leigh, 1784-1859, Connelly, Mollie
Created Date
1832-04-18
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Concerning Hunt's gratefulness for the addressee's generosity and other minor pieces of communication.

Contributors
Hunt, James Henry Leigh, 1784-1859, Connelly, Mollie
Created Date
1774/1859
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Concerning an invitation to the Sees to meet Principal Tulloch on his flying visit.

Contributors
Oliphant, Mrs. (Margaret), 1828-1897, Connelly, Mollie
Created Date
1828/1897
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Concerning Arnold's request for financial help from the Literary Fund for a talented young poet, who has submitted a petition.

Contributors
Arnold, Matthew, 1822-1888, Connelly, Mollie
Created Date
1822/1888
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Concerning Browning's change of plans on meeting with Lady Augusta.

Contributors
Browning, Robert Wiedemann Barrett, 1849-1912, Connelly, Mollie
Created Date
1866-02-06
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Concerning Coleridge's refusal to write something on Matthew Arnold for the recipient's series.

Contributors
Coleridge, Stephen, 1854-1936, Connelly, Mollie
Created Date
1888-10-02
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Concerning Scotts notes and opinions of O'Shaughnessy's works including "Music and Moonlight."

Contributors
Scott, William Bell, 1811-1890, Connelly, Mollie
Created Date
1874-04-07
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Concerning Scott's thanks, his writings about his own works, and a manuscript of "The Nightingale Unheard."

Contributors
Scott, William Bell, 1811-1890, Connelly, Mollie
Created Date
1811/1890
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Concerning Scott's declining of a book he was to borrow.

Contributors
Scott, William Bell, 1811-1890, Connelly, Mollie
Created Date
1852-03-15
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Concerning a letter to the author's mother about his relief at having a book in good hands and his happiness that Mr. Douglas has written to her.

Contributors
Howells, William Dean, 1837-1920, Connelly, Mollie
Created Date
1894-11-11
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Concerning: Howell's views on the presidential race of 1876, his writings on Rutherford B. Hayes, and his own book recently published.

Contributors
Howells, William Dean, 1837-1920, Connelly, Mollie
Created Date
1876-09-26
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Concerning the publication of Wordsworth's Poem without expense, his works the Excursion and the White Doe, and Mr. Montgomery's praise.

Contributors
Wordsworth, William, 1770-1850, Connelly, Mollie
Created Date
1815
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Concerning the manuscript for "John Keats".

Contributors
Rossetti, Dante Gabriel, 1828-1882, Connelly, Mollie
Created Date
1828/1882
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Concerning the manuscript of Gosse's poem "Sunshine in March."

Contributors
Gosse, Edmund, 1849-1928, Connelly, Mollie
Created Date
1849/1873
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Concerning a monument of Dr. Drury, former Head Master of Harrow School, Lord Byron, and Sir Robert Peel.

Contributors
Goshawk, Harrow., Connelly, Mollie
Created Date
1870-01-18
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Concerning a postcard from Burton explaining his summer plans to his publishers.

Contributors
Burton, Richard Francis, Sir, 1821-1890, Connelly, Mollie
Created Date
1880-02-05
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Concerning the sheet music and lyrics of "Oh Say Thou Best and Brightest."

Contributors
Moore, Thomas, 1779-1852, Connelly, Mollie
Created Date
1826-06-23