The collection includes single items, such as poems, short essays, and short stories. Included is an undated, handwritten, signed poem, The Miser Mother (36 lines) by Stephen Phillips, British poet and dramatist; an undated, handwritten poem, The Discoverer by William Bingham Tappan of Massachusetts, a poet, school teacher, preacher, and general agent of the American Sunday School Union in Boston, Philadelphia, and Cincinnati, who wrote the poem for John Bartholomew Gough, a reformed alcoholic and evangelistic temperance orator; undated sentences and phrases in the hand of Ralph Waldo Emerson on one small sheet, one side of which is labeled in the margin in pencil Classes of Men; Los Proceres del Alto Llano (10 pages), an essay, in Spanish, commenting on the Venezuelan independence movement, dated 27 October 1896, by Manuel Landaeta Rosales (1847-1920), Venezuelan writer and editor of El Tiempo, a Caracas newspaper; a receipt, in Italian, for an item purchased, dated Anno VI, 4 Nevoso, sent to Italian writer Ugo Foscolo of Milan, Italy; a letter, in Italian, dated 11 March 1909, from Buonanno[?] to a friend about the controversy over the friendship of Giocomo Leopardi and Antonio Ranieri; a review, dated 1907, of Bliss Perry's Walt Whitman, His Life and Work (1906) by Australian scholar, editor, essayist, and poet John Le Gay Brereton, with instructions to the printer and other remarks, including, on the last page, a note in Brereton's hand: I don't know whether this is to be a signed article. If it is, please sign it WOLOMBIN; 1882 reminiscences and analysis of his writing by T. S. Arthur of Baltimore and Philadelphia, who edited Arthur's Home Magazine, Children's Hour, and other journals and wrote didactic articles and books, including Ten Nights in a Bar Room, as recorded by Edward F. Palen with whom Arthur lived in Philadelphia; We Must Recruit, 1948, a short, satirical musical play about a membership recruiting campaign in a communist labor union, by Viola Brothers Shore and Jeanne Manookian; handwritten copy of Sera este? a comic one-act play by playwright and editor of the journal La Espana Artistica Enrique Zumel of Madrid that was approved by the Madrid theater censor on 21 October 1864 and performed at Madrid's Theatro de Variedades on 22 October 1864; an 1882 poem, A Psalm of Labor, by Joseph Senior of Sheffield, England, author of Smithy Rhymes and Stithy Chimes (1882) and a clipping from a contemporary Sheffield newspaper of a biographical note on Senior; a typed poem by May Sarton, called Dirge for W. B. Yeats, dated 1939; a typed poem, 1945, from James Thurber to Lorraine Governman, regarding an idea for a drawing; and papers, 1932-1994, including a forgery of the death warrant of Rebecca Nurse, with photocopy and the dust cover from the framed document, transcription, and subsequent correspondence explaining the provenance of the document and the evidence of forgery.