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 The project sets out to make previously unpublished manuscripts newly accessible to scholars and students.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


Status
  • Public
Date Range
1650 1938


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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 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 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 a black and white photograph of author Christopher Morely's home.

Contributors
Neil, C.E., Connelly, Mollie
Created Date
1921-02-12
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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 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 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: 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 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 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