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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 The project sets out to make previously unpublished manuscripts newly accessible to scholars and students.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 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 a theater ticket to David Garrick's Shakespears Jubiliee signed by Geo. Garrick.

Contributors
Garrick, Geo., Connelly, Mollie
Created Date
1769
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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 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 letter written from Claude Monet to George Petit.

Contributors
Monet, Claude, 1840-1926
Created Date
1898-03-20
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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