Houghton Library

Manuscript Acquisitions, 2008-2009

326.29 linear ft; 90 items and collections
(Gifts, 39 items= 280.78 linear ft.; purchases, 46 items= 12.2 linear ft.; deposits, 5 items= 33.31linear ft.)

Items are listed alphabetically by author. Some unprocessed materials may not be available; consult Reading Room staff. Items can be requested by their accession number (beginning *2008M- ) or, if cataloged, call number (begins "MS" or "Autograph file").

Major gifts included the papers of Welsh nationalist and medium Winifred Coombe Tennant, including much of her automatic writing; the papers of poet José García Villa (mentioned above); and a collection of photographs of novelist Harold Brodkey (H 1952).  Purchases included the papers of Russian poet Elizaveta Mnat͡sakanova; a collection of Emerson family papers that includes the only known photograph of Mary Moody Emerson (taken posthumously); the corrected proofs of French theorist Maurice Blanchot’s seminal work L’Entretien Infini; manuscripts of Nicaraguan national poet Rubén Darío; and a beautiful, unique flower album by Brook Farm artist Marianne Dwight.

Aaron, Daniel, 1912- . Daniel Aaron additional papers, 1982-2008 (bulk), ca. 1951-2008 (inclusive). 1 box (.25 linear ft.) Gift, Daniel Aaron
 *2008M-70

Abraham Lincoln. 1 sculpture, plaster (.04 linear ft.) Transfer, Harvard Art Museums.
*2008M-44

[Abraham Lincoln] [graphic] [1864] 1 photograph : tintype ; 5 x 4 cm. (image); 8 x 7 cm. (case) Purchase, Bayard Livingston Kilgour and Kate Gray Kilgour Fund
MS Am 2636

Anderson, Rufus, 1796-1880. Rufus Anderson letters to his wife from India : manuscript copybook, 1854-1892. 1 volume (.08 linear ft.) Gift, Paul Azaroff
 *2008M-10

Ashbery, John, 1927- . John Ashbery letters to Richard A. "Sandy" Gregg, 1945-1947
1 volume (.1 linear ft.) Purchase, Douglass Roby Fund for the Harvard College Library
*2008M-109

Baker Street Irregulars (Organization : U.S.). Baker Street Irregulars (Organization : U.S.) additional records, ca. 1968-1994. 5 boxes (4 linear ft.) Gift, Jerry Margolin
*2008M-61

Barlow, Samuel L. M. (Samuel Latham Mitchill), 1892-1982. Samuel L. M. (Samuel Latham Mitchill) Barlow papers, ca. 1864-1982. 6 boxes (6 linear ft.) Purchase, Harmand Teplow Class of 1920 Book Fund
*2008M-60

Barlow, Samuel L. M. (Samuel Latham Mitchill), 1892-1982. Samuel Barlow diary, ca. 1921-1934. 1 volume (.08 linear ft.) Purchase, Edward Hyde Cox Fund
*2008M-102

Barnes, William, 1801-1886. William Barnes letter to Charles Warne, 1880 January 4
1 item (.04 linear ft.) Purchase, Amy Lowell Trust, Louis J. Appell Jr. Fund for British Civilization in the Harvard College Library; Livingston fund; Edward and Bertha C. Rose Acquisition Fund
Autograph File: B

Bentley, R. (Richard), 1854-1936? Library list : manuscript book catalog for a member of the Bentley family, 1870 January. 1 volume (.08 linear ft.) Purchase, Parkman D. Howe Fund
*2008M-26

Benton, Loanza Goulding, 1822-1899.  The diaries, reminiscences and letters of Loanza Goulding Benton (Mrs. William Austin Benton) and William Austin Benton, DD., missionaries to Syria, 1847-1869 : typescript compilation, undated
1 volume (.08 linear ft.)  Gift, Middle Eastern Division, Widener Library
*2008M-78

Blanchot, Maurice. L'entretien infini : page proofs, 1969
ca. 650 leaves. Purchase, Class of 1952 Manuscript Department fund, Amy Lowell Trust, and the Patrick Grant Second Memorial Fund 1928
MS Fr 497

Breath, Sarah Ann. Sarah Breath journal : facsimile (reproduction), 2008
1 volume (.08 linear ft.) Gift, E. Allen Richardson
 *2008M-45

Brodkey, Harold. Harold Brodkey photograph albums, photographs, and oil paintings, ca. 1935-1994. 2 boxes (.75 linear ft.) Gift, Ellen Brodkey
 *2008M-55 (b)

Brodkey, Harold. Harold Brodkey letters to William Shawn, ca. 1976-1986
1 binder (.08 linear ft.) Purchase, Edward Hyde Cox Fund
*2008M-74

Brodkey, Harold, interviewee. Paris review interview of Harold Brodkey : typed transcripts, typescripts, and sound recordings, ca. 1986-1996. 1 box (.5 linear ft.) Purchase, Parkman Dexter Howe fund
*2008M-21 (b)

Catalogue of the library at Melville Castle, 1862 : manuscript, 1862-1875. 1 volume (221 leaves) ; 34 centimeters. Purchase, Amy Lowell Trust ; Harrison D. Horblit Book Fund
f MS Am 2626

[Colette] Papers relating to Colette, ca. 1951-1976. 1 folder (.04 linear ft.) Purchase, Frank Brewer Bemis Bequest
*2008M-54

Coombe Tennant, Winifred, 1874-1956. Winifred Coombe Tennant papers, ca. 1911-1945. 7 boxes (7 linear ft.) Gift, Winifred Coombe Tennant
 *2008M-11

Cuban Industrial Relief Fund. Industrial relief for Cuba : scrapbook of the Cuban Industrial Relief Fund, ca. 1898-1900. 1 volume (.1 linear ft.) Gift, Peter A. Brigham
*2008M-79 (f)

Darío, Rubén, 1867-1916. Rubén Darío poem and prose works : autograph manuscripts, undated. 1 folder (.04 linear ft.) Purchase, Amy Lowell Trust
*2008M-39

Dennis, Rodney G. Ladders in the branches : typescript compilation of poems, ca. 2002. 1 folder (.05 linear ft.) Gift, Mrs. Christie Dennis
*2008M-97

Eliot, T. S. (Thomas Stearns), 1888-1965. T. S. Eliot correspondence with Conrad Aiken and other papers, ca. 1915-1991. 1 folder. Purchase, Amy Lowell Trust
*2008M-33

Emerson family. Emerson family correspondence and photographs, 1830-1870.
1 box (.4 linear ft.) Purchase, Amy Lowell Trust
*2008M-92

Fertig, Howard. Howard Fertig publishing papers relating to Norman Mailer, ca. 1960-2006. 1 box (.5 linear ft.) Purchase, Amy Lowell Trust
*2008M-30 (b)

Fields, James Thomas, 1817-1881. James Thomas Fields letters to Mrs. Greene, ca. 1842-1847. 1 folder (.04 linear ft.) Purchase, Edward Hyde Cox Fund
*2008M-75

Forbes, W. Cameron (William Cameron), 1870-1959. William Cameron Forbes letterbooks and papers, 1890-1999. 14 boxes (14 linear ft.) Gift, J. M. Forbes, Inc.
 *2008M-69

Freeman, Arthur, 1938- . Arthur Freeman additional poems and notes, ca. 1956-1963. 1 box (.06 linear ft.) Gift, Arthur Freeman
*2008M-91(b)

Gillgannon, Michael J., Father. Father Michael J. Gillgannon collection of missionary writings on Bolivia, ca. 1976-2002. 1 box (.25 linear ft.) Gift, Father Michael J. Gillgannon
 *2008M-84 (b)

Ginsberg, Allen, 1926-1997. Horrible war in Indochina Bombtonnage Billions Spent... : autograph manuscript, ca. 1972 September. 1 folder (.04 linear ft.) Purchase, Douglass Roby Fund for the Harvard College Library
*2008M-96

Grolier Poetry Book Shop. Grolier Poetry Book Shop additional records, ca. 1976-2006. 10 boxes, 1 pf box (15 linear ft.) Gift, Louisa Solano
*2008M-36

Guille, John. A catalogue of books belonging to John Guille, St. George, in 1835 : manuscript, 1835-1838. 1 volume (70 leaves ) Purchase, Amy Lowell Trust
MS Eng 1634

Harrison, Rebecca Newth, collector. Rebecca Newth Harrison material on New Directions Publishing Corp., ca. 1940-1997. 2 boxes (.75 linear ft.) Gift, Rebecca Newth Harrison
*2008M-66

Hesler, Alexander, 1823-1895, photographer. Abraham Lincoln [graphic] Springfield (Ill.), 1860 June 3. 1 photograph : albumen print ; 25 x 20 cm. Old gift.
*2008M-41r

Hoagland, Edward. Edward Hoagland additional papers, ca. 2000-2009. 3 boxes (1.75 linear ft.) Deposit, Edward Hoagland
*2008M-

James Gould Cozzens portrait, medal, and pencils, 1957-1960 and undated. 1 box (.05 linear ft.) Gift, Arlyn Bruccoli
 *2008M-52 (b)

Knapp, Isaac, 1804-1843. Isaac Knapp letters to G. & C. Merriam Company, 1838 February 17 and March 12. 1 folder (.04 linear ft.) Purchase, Edward Hyde Cox Fund
Autograph File: K

Krasner, Louis, 1903-1995. Louis Krasner additional papers, ca. 1936-1996. 1 box (.75 linear ft.) Gift, Naomi Krasner
*2008M-62 (b)

Kropyvnyt͡s’kyĭ, Marko Lukych, 1840-1910. Nevolʹnyk : manuscript, 1894
1 volume (.05 linear ft.) 95 leaves. Purchase, Ukranian National Home of Lorain Ohio Book Fund
*2008M-103

Lang, V. R., 1924-1956. Papers by and about V. R. Lang, ca. 1950-2008
1 box (.4 linear ft.) Gift, Lawrence Osgood
*2008M-

Lanier, Sterling E. Sterling E. Lanier compositions, ca. 1965-1986.1 box (.75 linear ft.) Gift, Mrs. Ann Lanier
*2008M-108

Leeming, David Adams, 1937- . David Adams Leeming note relating to publication of James Baldwin's Going to meet the man, after 1965. 1 item (.04 linear ft.) Purchase, Daniel D. Chabris fund
Autograph File: L

Levy, William Turner, 1922-, recipient. Letters to William Turner Levy with clippings and photographs related to his William Barnes: the man and the poems, 1948-1959. 1 volume (.05 linear ft.) Purchase, Amy Lowell Trust
*2008M-89

Lincolniana. 1 folder (.04 linear ft.) Purchase, Bayard Livingston Kilgour and Kate Gray Kilgour Fund
*2008M-12

Lincolniana: campaign- and funeral-related material. Purchase, Susan A. E. Morse Fund
*2008M-76

Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth, 1807-1882. "The day is done" : autograph manuscript copy of last quatrain, 1866 September 20. 1 item (.04 linear ft.) Gift, Jack William Collins, in memory of his wife, Pauline Joyce Collins
 MS Am 1370

Lowell, Robert, 1917-1977. The old glory : typescript with manuscript corrections, 1964 August. 1 volume (.08 linear ft.) Gift, Daniel Aaron
*2008M-68

Lustig, Alvin, 1915-1955. Alvin Lustig correspondence with James Laughlin (photocopies), 1948-1955. 1 folder (.04 linear ft.) Gift, Elaine Lustig Cohen
 MS Am 2077 (1039)

Mailer, Norman. The executioner's song : typescript television script for principal photography, 1981 July 24-Septemeber 9. 1 volume (.08 linear ft.) Purchase, Sidney J. Watts Fund
*2008M-48 (b)

Mailer, Norman. The executioner's song : typescript television shooting script, 1981 September 25. 1 volume (.08 linear ft.) Purchase, Sidney J. Watts Fund
*2008M-49 (b)

Marsh, Dwight L., compiler. Accounts of the missionary service (1926-1956) of John S. Marsh and Dorothy L. Marsh to Rhodesia with the American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Service : photocopies, 2009. 1 binder (.08 linear ft.) Gift, Dwight L. Marsh
 *2008M-77

Maynard, George C. Lincoln assassination as I, Mr. Maynard saw the tragedy : typescript with manuscript note, before 1927. 1 folder (.04 linear ft.)
Purchase, Bayard Livingston Kilgour and Kate Gray Kilgour Fund
*2008M-64

McCaffrey, Anne. Dragonsinger : drafts of and correspondence concerning its publication, 1975-1981. 1 box (.4 linear ft.) Purchase, Amy Lowell Trust
*2008M-6 (b)

Mnat︠s︡akanova, Elizaveta, 1922- . Elizaveta Mnat︠s︡akanova papers, ca. 1989-2004
2 Hollinger boxes, 2 pf boxes, 1 roll (1 linear ft.) Former deposit; purchase, Bayard Livingston Kilgour and Kate Gray Kilgour fund.
*2006M-7 (b)

Mordovt͡sev, D. L. (Daniil Lukich), 1830-1905. Danylo Mordovet͡s; letter to Ivan Perevoznikov, 1900 October 2. 1 folder (.04 linear ft.) Gift, Stepan Zakharkin
 MS Russ 11

Murry, John Middleton, 1889-1957. John Middleton Murry letter to Sir Sydney Carlyle Cockerell, 1949 February 21. 1 item (.04 linear ft.) Purchase, Louis J. Appell Jr. Fund for British Civilization
Autograph File: M

New Directions Publishing Corp. New Directions Publishing Corp. additional records, ca. 1982-2008. 8 boxes (7 linear ft.) Gift, New Directions Publishing Corp.;
*2008M-8

Norton, Charles Eliot, 1827-1908. Charles Eliot Norton letters to Blanche Mary Clough, 1861-1867. 1 folder (.04 linear ft.) Purchase, Norton Perkins Memorial Fund
*2008M-65

Notes on John Cook Wilson's lectures on Plato's Republic : typescript, undated. 1 volume (.08 linear ft.) Gift, Cora Diamond
*2008M-5

Oldroyd, Osborn H. (Osborn Hamiline), 1842-1930. Osborn H. (Osborn Hamiline) Oldroyd papers on his Abraham Lincoln collection, ca. 1874-1929. 1 binder (.8 linear ft.)
Purchase, Bayard Livingston Kilgour and Kate Gray Kilgour Fund
*2008M-13

Orlando, Felipe, 1911- . Felipe Orlando papers, ca. 1973-1981. 1 box (.25 linear ft.)
Gift, Mary G. Berg;
 *2008M-104 (b)

Orvis, Marianne Dwight, 1816-1901. Wild flowers. 1846 : watercolors, 1846. 1 volume (12 leaves); 39 centimeters. Purchase, Edward and Bertha C. Rose Acquisition F
pf MS Am 2625

Parker, Robert B., 1932- . Robert B. Parker letter to Ralph Sipper, 2005 August 26. 1 item (.04 linear ft.) Purchase, Sidney J. Watts fund.
Autograph File: P

Paz, Octavio, 1914-1998. Octavio Paz letters to John M. Fein, 1952-1957. 1 folder (.04 linear ft.) Gift, John M. Fein
 Autograph File: P

Paz, Octavio, 1914-1998. Octavio Paz letter to Mark Strand, 1970 January 3. 1 item (.04 linear ft.) Purchase, Bennett Hubbard Nash fund.
Autograph File: P

Pickman family. Pickman, Chanler, and Clifford families' correspondence and other papers, ca. 1893-2006. 3 boxes (2.5 linear ft.) Gift, Nicholas Clifford
*2008M-56

Pushkin, Aleksandr Sergeevich, 1799-1837. Commonplace book of Russian and French poems by Aleksandr Sergeevich Pushkin and others, ca. 1820-1826. 1 volume. Purchase, Bayard L. Kilgour Fund for Russian Belles Lettres; Bayard Livingston Kilgour and Kate Gray Kilgour Fund
*2008M-67

Rice, Alice Caldwell Hegan, 1870-1942. Alice Caldwell Hegan Rice note to unknown recipient. 1 item (.04 linear ft.) Gift, Lenore Parker (via Gutman Library)
 Autograph File: R

Savage, Philip Henry, 1868-1899. Philip Henry Savage letters to Joseph Trumbull Stickney, 1895 and undated. 1 folder (.04 linear ft.) Gift, Mrs. Joan Twigg
Autograph File: S

Schuyler, James. Poems : manuscript, 1973-1980. 93 leaves . Purchase, Amy Lowell Trust
MS Am 2647

Sendak, Maurice. Maurice Sendak letters to Laurie Deval, 1966 May-October. Purchase, Melvin R. Seiden Houghton Library Book Fund
Autograph File: S

Smith, John Henry. John Henry Smith letters to Walter H. Smith, 1864 October 17 and 25. 1 folder (.04 linear ft.) Purchase, Bayard Livingston Kilgour and Kate GrayKilgour Fund
*2008M-23

Stevens-Cox, James, collector. James Stevens-Cox collection of William Barnes letters, daguerreotypes, and other papers, ca. 1825-1887. 1 box (.1 linear ft.)
Purchase, Amy Lowell Trust; Louis J. Appell Jr. Fund for British Civilization in the Harvard College Library; Livingston fund; Edward and Bertha C. Rose Acquisition Fund).
*2008M-32 (b)

Stevens-Cox, James, collector. James Stevens-Cox collection of clippings, letters, and notes on William Barnes, ca. 1886-1988. 1 volume (.05 linear ft.) Purchase, Amy Lowell Trust
*2008M-90 (f)

Stewart, William M. (William Morris), 1827-1909. William M. (William Morris) Stewart letters to John Conness, 1888. 1 folder (.04 linear ft.) Purchase, Bayard Livingston Kilgour and Kate Gray Kilgour Fund
*2008M-63

Stoddard, Roger E. (Roger Eliot), compiler. Materials concerning the formation of the Roger E. Stoddard Collection of Edmond Jabès. 1 box (1.25 linear ft.) Gift, Roger E. Stoddard;
 *2008M-72 (b)

Turgenev, Ivan Sergeevich, 1818-1883. A formal list of the characters in the new short story : autograph manuscript, 1867 May. 1 folder (.04 linear ft.) Purchase, Bayard L. Kilgour Jr. Fund for Russian Belles Lettres
*2008M-38

Updike, John. John Updike additional papers, 1950-2009. 23 boxes (21 linear ft.)
Deposit, John Updike
 *2008M-40 (b)

Updike, John. John Updike letters to Warner Berthoff, 1994-2008 and undated
1 folder (.08 linear ft.) Gift, Warner Berthoff;
 *2008M-43 (f)

Updike, John. John Updike correspondence with William Shawn, 1960-1986. 1 box (.08 linear ft.) Purchase, Amy Lowell Trust ; and gift of Allen and Wallace Shawn
*2008M-83 (b)

Vendler, Helen Hennessy. Helen Hennessy Vendler additional books. 2 boxes + 1 pf folder (2 linear ft.) Deposit, Helen Vendler
 *2008M-15

Vera Vera, Amador. A Juana de Ibarborou : typescript poem, undated. 1 item (.04 linear ft.) Purchase, Bennett Hubbard Nash fund.
Autograph File: V

Viardot-García, Pauline, 1821-1910. Air italien du XVIII siècle : manuscript orchestral arrangement of Pauline Viardot-García's "Dites, que faut il faire", ca. 1886-1888.
1 folder (.05 linear ft.) Purchase, Kate, Maurice R. and Melvin R. Seiden Fund for Music
*2008M-71

Villa, José García. José García Villa papers, ca. 1920-1997. 23 boxes (22 linear ft.) Gift, Estate of José García Villa (via John Edwin Cowen, Literary Trustee)
 *2008M-14

Western Turkey Mission. Western Turkey Mission records, ca. 1891-1917. 1 box (.06 linear ft.) Deposit, Wider Church Ministries
 *2008M-28 (b)

Wexler, Joanna, recipient. John Updike, Harold Brodkey, and others' letters to Joanna Wexler, ca. 1962-1975 and undated. 1 box (.1 linear ft.) Gift, Joanna and Robert Wexler
 *2008M-95

Widener, Eleanor Elkins, depicted. Photograph of Eleanor Elkins Widener, undated
1 item (.04 linear ft.) Gift, Marvin Sadik;
 MS HEW 1

Woolf, S. J. (Samuel Johnson), 1880-1948. S. J. (Samuel Johnson) Woolf additional portraits, 1929 and undated. 4 items (.08 linear ft.) Gift, Mr. and Mrs. Stuart P. Feld
 *2008M-51 (pf)

Zarudnai͡a-Friman, M. (Margarita), 1908- . Margaret Zarudny Freeman papers, ca. 1883-2007. 9 boxes (8.5 linear ft.) Deposit, Estate of Margaret Zarudny Freeman
 *2008M-5

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