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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 The project sets out to make previously unpublished manuscripts newly accessible to scholars and students.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 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 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 Shorter's hope that Meadow's will accept Shorter's wife's newest book.

Contributors
Shorter, Clement King, 1857-1926, Connelly, Mollie
Created Date
1896/1918
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Concerning a request for Peter to visit David and go fishing with him.

Contributors
Garrick, David, 1717-1779, Connelly, Mollie
Created Date
1717/1779
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Concerning his book Anticipations, finding an illustrator for it, and the Royal Society Dinner. Also concerning a photograph of H.G. Wells.

Contributors
Wells, H. G. (Herbert George), 1866-1946, Connelly, Mollie
Created Date
1866/1901
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Concerning the author's Preface to his newest edition of Curiosities of Literature, and a letter about the Preface to his publisher, Edward Moxon.

Contributors
Disraeli, Isaac, 1766-1848, Connelly, Mollie
Created Date
1834-01-01
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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 Ingram's frustration at losing a catalog and forgetting the name of a book and seller's name.

Contributors
Ingram, John Henry, 1842-1916, Connelly, Mollie
Created Date
1891-03-12
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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 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 the price and copyright details of Waterhouse's painting "La Belle Dame Sans Merci", who is selling it to George Woodiwiss.

Contributors
Waterhouse, John William, 1849-1917, Connelly, Mollie
Created Date
1893/1917
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Concerning Waterhouse's return from Switzerland, his receipt of the photographs of the "Belle Dame" painting sent to him by Woodiwiss, and his request for Woodiwiss to write to Dixon to send Waterhouse more than one print.

Contributors
Waterhouse, John William, 1849-1917, Connelly, Mollie
Created Date
1893/1917
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Concerning Waterhouse's painting the "Belle Dame" having been selected for an exhibition, his thanks to Woodiwiss for the photographs he sent, Waterhouse's painting of Mrs. Newton Robinson, and his trip to Switzerland.

Contributors
Waterhouse, John William, 1849-1917, Connelly, Mollie
Created Date
1893/1917
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Concerning Waterhouse's hope that Mr. Woodiwiss will let the "Belle Dame" painting be sent to Stockholm at Prince Eugene of Sweden's request.

Contributors
Waterhouse, John William, 1849-1917, Connelly, Mollie
Created Date
1893/1917
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Concerning an accidental extra charge for George Woodiwiss, and Waterhouse's intentions of paying the charge.

Contributors
Waterhouse, John William, 1849-1917, Connelly, Mollie
Created Date
1893/1917
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Concerning Waterhouse's request to send his painting "La Belle Dame Sans Merci" (previously sold to George Woodiwiss) to Berlin to be featured in an exhibit.

Contributors
Waterhouse, John William, 1849-1917, Connelly, Mollie
Created Date
1893/1917
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Concerning Waterhouse's request to Woodiwiss to send the "Belle Dame" painting to Berlin for an exhibition.

Contributors
Waterhouse, John William, 1849-1917, Connelly, Mollie
Created Date
1893/1917
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Concerning the sale of Waterhouse's painting "La Belle Dame Sans Merci" to George Woodiwiss for £450 if it is not sold prior to then.

Contributors
Waterhouse, John William, 1849-1917, Connelly, Mollie
Created Date
1893/1917
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Concerning the received payment for the purchase of Waterhouse's painting "La Belle Dame Sans Merci" from George Woodiwiss. Also concerning Waterhouse's correspondence with the Holman Hunts and his influenza.

Contributors
Waterhouse, John William, 1849-1917, Connelly, Mollie
Created Date
1893/1917
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Concerning Waterhouse's gratefulness for Mr. Woodiwiss's congratulations and kind words concerning Waterhouse's picture.

Contributors
Waterhouse, John William, 1849-1917, Connelly, Mollie
Created Date
1893/1917
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Concerning the removal of the "Belle Dame" painting to Dixon and sending of it to Woodiwiss. Also concerning photographing the painting, Waterhouse's intended travels, and his inability to meet Woodiwiss at Bath this year.

Contributors
Waterhouse, John William, 1849-1917, Connelly, Mollie
Created Date
1893/1917
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Concerning Waterhouse's trip to Switzerland, his intentions to sign photographs of the "Belle Dame" once he returns, and his hope that the etching of the "Belle Dame" will turn out well.

Contributors
Waterhouse, John William, 1849-1917, Connelly, Mollie
Created Date
1893/1917
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Concerning Waterhouse best Christmas wishes, his opinions about the etchings of the "Belle Dame", and his offer to help Woodiwiss with his art collection.

Contributors
Waterhouse, John William, 1849-1917, Connelly, Mollie
Created Date
1893/1917
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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 Fanshawe's details of his recent voyage after three years, his safe arrival in Madrid, his voyage with his captain, and the sending of a packet.

Contributors
Fanshawe, Richard, 1608-1666, Connelly, Mollie
Created Date
1650-04-17
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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 Byron's sending of the rent money and other financial dealings with his servant, Daws.

Contributors
Byron, William Byron, Baron, 1722-1798, Connelly, Mollie
Created Date
1780-09-27
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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 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