A.P. Watt was the world's first literary agency and was the largest for its first thirty years of operation. Alexander Pollock Watt (1834-1914) began working as a literary agent in 1875 when a friend asked him to negotiate a contract with a London publishing company. By 1881, A.P. Watt had incorporated his business and begun to define the role of the literary agent. The A.P. Watt firm has remained in the forefront of the market in popular fiction and it has counted numerous important and/or best-selling authors among its clients.
Maxwell Anderson was an American playwright.


Thomas Balston (1883-1967) was director of the publishers Duckworth and Co., as well as a distinguished scholar of English book production, notably illustrations.
Jacques Barzun, professor and critic, and Wendell Hertig Taylor, a retired scientist, were life-long friends and enthusiastic readers, critics, and collectors of detective fiction.
Daniel Breen Comic Collection includes of comic books and magazines, comic related posters, and books about the comic format and industry in the United States. The bulk of the collection consists of apporximately 25,000 comic books published or distributed in the United States between 1980 and 2000. There are no duplicates in the collection. Between 5,000 and 55,000 titles are included in the collection. Every major and many minor publishers are represented, with significant percentage being the output of "alternative" publishers. Every genre is included. In addition to the 25,000 regular format comic books, the collection also includes approximately 750 magazine-sized and off-sized books, approximately 200 comics-related posters published as for-sale items, and two boxes of books relating to comics and comics publishing.
The collection is three volumes of British commonplace books: one apparently belonging to Henry March, circa 1806, with poems written in two different hands, chiefly of Cowper and Southey, and a few poems clipped from newspapers; one from Bristol, circa 1807, with poems and bits of wisdom pasted on (80 pp.) and enclosures consisting of poems, memoranda, and a few letters; and one, circa 1859-1860, with meditations and comments on sermons and scripture. Enclosures to the 1807 volume include a letter of condolence, 24 April 1807, from J. P. Estlin(?) to Mrs. Milhouse in Bath; an undated letter from Mary Randolph to Susan Jacomb, containing personal news and inquiries; and a poetic tribute to the memory of Mrs. Bailey, the Amiable wife of James Baily Esq. of Bristol by B. H. D.
The collection consists of deeds and legal papers spanning from the reign of Elizabeth I to George III and including wills, marriage settlements, deeds, and leases, all on vellum.


Published novels and stories in the Sherlock Holmes canon and Sherlockiana collected by white librarian Mary Shore Cameron (1908-1968) in the mid-twentieth century. The collection contains bibliographies; first editions published in England and the United States; foreign language editions; paperbacks; compilations; plays; Sherlock stories in magazines and newspapers; scholarly and popular articles; reviews and literary criticism; other writings and publications by Arthur Conan Doyle; manuscript items signed by Doyle and other authors; rare book dealer catalogs; parodies and pastiches; maps and pictorial works; and programs, ephemera, and publications of Sherlock societies including the Baker Street Irregulars. Also included are Cameron's scrapbooks and her correspondence with Sherlock scholars Nathan L. Bengis, William S. Baring-Gould, Luther L. Norris, John Bennett Shaw, and others. Serials including The Baker Street Journal are regularly added to the collection. Acquired as part of the Rare Book Collection.
Chiefly letters addressed to Captain Callcott Chambre at his house in Lambeth near Fox Hall on the south bank of the Thames, at Charing Cross or the Strand, or no address; one letter addressed to George Chambre (probably a brother of Callcott Chambre), Black and White Court, London, from his cousin, ----- Meath); and one to Mr. Henry Martin, who may have been a Chambre cousin. The letters were written chiefly by Callcott Chambre's wife Kathren. The other correspondents--J. Labie (?), William Newman, Thomas Ward (?), ----- Meath, and Judeth (sister of Callcott and George Chambre)--appear to have been personal friends or kinsmen. The letters seem to be concerned with personal and family matters and business arrangements within the circle of family and friends. One of the letters (signature missing) was written aboard the Alice and Frances.
Jean Baptiste Jules Bernadotte (1763-1844), French General of the Army, sometime ambassador to Vienna, and one of the marshals of France during the Empire, was acting as governor of Hanover from June 1804 to September 1805 and was in command of an army corps from Hanover. In 1810, he was elected crown prince Charles John of Sweden, and was King Charles XIV of Sweden and Norway, 1818-1844.
G.K. Chesterton was an English essayist, literary and social critic, novelist, and poet.
The collection includes letters, poems, essays, and other items chiefly relating to lesser-known English literary figures, 1822-1928, purchased from Norman Colbeck, dealer in literary manuscripts, of Vancouver, B.C. There are only a few items, usually letters or handwritten poems, for most of the writers represented. These writers include Laurence Binyon (1869-1943), Mathilde Blind (1841-1896), Gordon Bottomley (1874-1948), William Broome (1689- 1745), Arthur Conan Doyle (1859-1930), William Dyce (1806-1864), Florence Farr (1860-1917), including references to W. B. Yeats and essays on the social status of women, Samuel Ferguson (1810-1886), Robin Ernest William Flower (1881-1946), including eleven letters apparently to John Freeman (1880-1929), Richard LeGalliene, Augustus Septimus Mayhew (1826-1875), Robert Malise Bowyer Nichols (1893-1944), Winthrop Mackworth Praed, (1802- 1839), and William Makepeace Thackeray (1811-1863). Other items include a 183-page typescript autobiography by W. J. Ibbett; an annotated copy of The Song of the Stars and other Poems, by Alpha Crucis (London: Cassell, Petter, Galphin & Co., circa 1882), with letters from R. D. Smith; an unascribed handwritten collection of hymns and poems, 1822, some designated for particular Sundays and holy days; a family history and genealogy of the Grant family, 1718; a 189-page volume of handwritten poems by Emily Sarah Holt (b. 1836); and handwritten diary entries, 1896-1900, probably by William Canton (1845-1926) and his wife, chiefly recording and reflecting on activities and conversations of their young children, Winifrid V. Canton (b. 1890) and Guy Canton (b. 1896).
The collection contains illustrated postcards created in Japan between 1905 and 1935. Photomechanical reproductions, drawings, maps, and other graphics depict Emperor Meiji, Emperor Taishō, Emperor Hirohito, the imperial family, imperial palaces, the Japanese navy, the admiralty, war ships, the Japanese army and cavalry, dirigibles and airplanes, including biplanes, hydroplanes, and fighter planes, and Japan’s war flag and navy ensign. Also pictured are naval victories, naval ports and harbors including Hyogo Harbor, the annexation of Korea, shipping route to Europe, the imperial court, Japanese theater, and samurai. Many postcards appear to venerate the emperors and admiralty and glorify Japanese military victories during the Russo-Japanese War (1904-1905) and the First World War (1914-1918).
Cid Corman (1924- ) is a poet, editor of the journal, Origin, owner of the Origin Press, editor and translator of the work of several other poets, and literary critic. Corman, who has lived mostly in Japan since 1954, received the Lenore Marshall Poetry Prize in 1974.
Gregory Corso (1930- ) was a poet of the Beat movement; he is often associated with Allen Ginsberg. Corso's published works include The Vestal Lady on Brattle (1955), Gasoline (1958), and The Happy Birthday of Death (1960).
Aleister Crowley (1875-1947), born Edward Alexander Crowley in Leamington, Warwickshire, was an occultist, eccentric, author of poems, erotica, and writings in the field of magic.
George Cruikshank was a British artist, social and political caricaturist, and illustrator. The collection includes correspondence about the temperance movement; invitations to lecture and to attend social events; requests for assistance, autographs, and illustrations for worthy causes; copies of about thirty letters written by Cruikshank; manuscript fragments; and scattered references to Cruikshank's drawings and designs. Also present are two caricature sketches by Cruikshank, possibly of Queen Victoria; letters to Cruikshank's wife, Eliza Cruikshank; and a separate series of correspondence to Sir Benjamin Ward Richardson (1827-1896), physician and crusader for various preventative medicine projects, who served as executor for the estate of George Cruikshank, primarily about the estate.


Correspondence, writings, notebooks, printed materials and notes, audio-visual material, and other items of author and poet Diane Di Prima. Correspondents include Di Prima's friends, family, students, editors, and publishers. Among the letters is an undated postcard from Ezra Pound. Topics include Di Prima's writings, comments on works submitted for editing by Di Prima, family activities, and Di Prima's health, among other matters. There are also notebooks in which Di Prima recorded her daily activities, dreams, poems, travels, health, and other matters; calendars; books of phone messages; and other notebooks. Among the writings are multiple drafts of Recollections of My Life as a Woman: The New York Years and her long poem Loba. There are also drafts of lectures given by Di Prima, unpublished short works written by her, Memoirs of a Beatnik, and her unpublished book Not Quite Buffalo Stew. There are also some published and unpublished works by other authors. Also included are periodicals, including poetry journals and zines collected by Di Prima; printed fliers, programs, catalogs, and other items related to poetry events and educational opportunities; handwritten notes on various topics; materials from conferences Di Prima attended; financial materials; and drawings and artwork. Photographic materials include photograph albums; photographic prints; and slides of Diane Di Prima, her family, and her travels across the United States. Moving image materials are primarily recordings of readings of Di Prima's poems and interviews conducted with her. Audio materials are recordings of classes taught by Di Prima and recordings of readings of her poetry.
The collection includes 17 letters, including two to Dickens and fifteen to Edward J. Fraser, and two announcements apparently in Dickens's hand relating to a fund-raising effort to aid John Pyke Hullah (1812-1884), whose music school had burned in August 1860. Hullah, a composer and music teacher, was a long-time friend of Dickens, with whom he collaborated on an operetta produced in 1856 and other projects. Correspondents, many of whom wrote to agree to perform in benefit concerts, include Charlotte Sainton, Sir Julius Benedict, J. Sims Reeves, Sir Charles Halle, Charles Santley, and Francesco Berger. Also included in the collection is a carte-de-visite of the cast of No Thoroughfare, Louis Lequel's adaptation of the book of the same name by Charles Dickens and Wilkie Collins.
The collection is a signed, typed copy of Satire as a Way of Seeing (13 pages) by John Dos Passos. The essay was used as an introduction to Interregnum, a portfolio of drawings by George Grosz.
Unbound prints from John James Audubon's Birds of America and publications, including books, magazines, journals, and newsletters related to ornithology and ornitholgical societies, collected by white textile mill executive Annette O. Duchein (1907-1996) in the mid-twentieth century. Subjects of the Audubon illustrations are the yellow-billed cuckoo, white throated sparrow, snow bird, Carolina parrot, worm eating warbler, crested titmouse, passenger pigeon, white-crowned sparrow, wood pewee, red-eyed vireo, Carolina titmouse, pine finch, Swainson's warbler, yellow shank, and red-cockaded woodpecker. Publications include runs of the serials Audubon Magazine, Audubon Field Notes, The Cardinal, The Osprey, The Ibis, and The Wilson Bulletin and newsletters for the Nova Scotia Bird Society, the Texas Ornithological Society, and other organizations and bird clubs. Books are chiefly late nineteenth-century and twentieth-century English language imprints. Acquired as part of the Rare Book Collection.


Lady Elizabeth Rigby Eastlake was an English essayist and translator, who published Five Great Painters (1883) and other works. Her husband was Sir Charles Lock Eastlake (1793-1865), director of the National Gallery, 1855-1865.
The collection consists of photocopies of writings by Washington Irving, correspondence and other items pertaining to the editing and publishing of The Complete Works, and related Irvingianna. The project to publish The Complete Works began in 1959, and the thirty volumes were published by the University of Wisconsin Press and Twayne Publishers between 1969 and 1989. Managing editors were Henry Pochman, Herbert L. Kleinfield, and Richard D. Rust.
Henry Ware Eliot Jr. was a writer, archeologist, brother of poet T.S. Eliot, and the collector of the nucleus of the Eliot Collection at Harvard University.


The collection is FitzRoys of Oak Royal, a holograph manuscript of an historical novel, author unknown.
Richard Harter Fogle (1911-1995), born in Canton, Ohio, received his undergraduate degree from Hamilton College in 1933, his masters from Columbia University in 1936, and his doctorate from the University of Michigan in 1944. A specialist in nineteenth-century English and American Romanticism, he joined the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill faculty as University Distinguished Professor of English in 1966.
Novelist, screenwriter, and producer, Ernest Frankel was a regular contributor to the Perry Mason television series and wrote the novels Tongue of Fire (1955) and Band of Brothers (1958).


William Alexander Gerhardie was born of English parents in St. Petersburg, Russia, and educated there and at Oxford. He served in World War I, became military attache to the British Embassy at Petrograd, and went with the British Military Mission to Siberia, 1918-1920. His novels include Futility: a Novel on Russian Themes (1922); The Polyglots (1925); and Resurrection (1934), an autobiographical novel that argues for the immortality fo the soul. His critical writings include Anton Chekhov (1923); Memoirs of a Polyglot (1931); and The Romanoffs (1940), substantially a history of Russia.
The collection of white advertising executive Gordon K. Gold (1926-) contains ten framed cels with artwork produced by Gold Premium International Co., for premiums used in marketing the snack food Cracker Jack. The premiums were novelty storybooks for inclusion inside boxes of Cracker Jack. Titles of storybooks depicted in the artwork include The Gingerbread Man, Henny Penny, and Aquanauts Under the Sea. Other items are copies of each of the storybooks represented in the artwork. Acquired as part of the Rare Book Collection.
Jane Grahame, presumably of Glasgow, Scotland, was the daughter of Jean Bryson Robertson Grahame and the sister of the Scottish poet James Grahame (1765-1811).
Albums and scrapbooks collected by Bowman Gray, Jr., of Winston-Salem, N.C., provide documentation of the First World War (1914-1918) through images created by photographers likely working for the French government or French Armée, through press coverage in clippings from the New York Times, and through printed items and ephemera reflecting the war effort on the American home front. Photograph albums contain more than 3000 captioned images taken in Europe and North Africa. Many images depict the destruction wrought by modern warfare and artillery on the villages and communes across France. The primary subject is the French Armée soldiers and officers on the front line in camps, cantonments, shelters, tunnels, and trenches before and after battles. Camp life is particularly well documented. Also pictured are colonial troops and cavalry including Spahis, Zouaves, Algerians, Moroccans, and Senegalese; troops from the countries comprising the Allies; German, Bulgarian, and Turk prisoners of war; nurses and doctors; refugees; civilians in towns, cities, schools, factories, and internment camps; wounded soldiers in the field and in hospitals; and disabled veterans "crippled" or blinded in the war. Loose images in the collection are photomechanical reproductions depicting French Armée officers and soldiers and colonial troops and cavalry.
The collection includes letters to Thomas Griffith, art dealer and collector of Norwood, England, from artists, collectors, and other social and intellectual leaders; a letter, 1854, from Griffith to F. H. Fawkes; a letter, 1854, from John Ruskin (1819-1900) to Fawkes; and eight letters, 1868-1869, from Ruskin to Griffith's daughter about his friendship with Griffith. The letters to Griffith include twelve, 1841-1868 and undated, from John Ruskin concerning English art and artists, especially J. M. W. Turner, Ruskin's writings, Ruskin's marital affairs, and other matters. There are also three from the English painter William Evans (1798-1877), including a pen-and-ink and a watercolor illustration. Subjects discussed in other letters include the estate of J. M. W. Turner, Ruskin's marital affairs, various paintings, and arrangements for visits.


The collection consists of a genealogy compiled by Francis Stuart Harmon entitled A Good Inheritance with charts, facsimiles of letters and documents, family pictures, and biographical data on the descendants of John Harmon of Scarboro, Maine. Included are Firmadge, King, Lurton, Stuart, Gayle, Calvet, Cope, Howe, Chesebrough, Lee, Palmer, Ray, and Jameson connections in New England, New York, Washington, France, Great Britain, North Carolina, Kentucky, Tennessee, Mississippi, Louisiana, Maryland, Virginia, Alabama, and Georgia.
Published works of Irish playwright, theater critic, and polemicist George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950) and Shaviana collected by white professor of mathematics and Shaw biographer Archibald Henderson (1877-1963) in the early twentieth century. Published items include first and other editions of Shaw's novels, plays, and writings on art, music, and literature, some of which Shaw signed with inscriptions to Henderson; political pamphlets; tracts disseminated by the Fabian Society, a British socialist organization founded by Shaw; and journals and serials of Shaw literary societies. A set of 86 scrapbooks contain newspaper and magazine clippings of Shaw's articles, reviews, and letters to editors in addition to contemporary criticism of Shaw's works and reviews of modern productions of his plays. Other materials are photographs of Shaw, his family members, and friends; photographs of theatrical productions of his plays and photograph albums with camera performances of Candida and other plays; pictorial works including cartoons, caricatures, engravings, woodcuts, and pastel portraits; theatrical playbills and programs; posters; ephemera; biographical materials; commercial LP records including soundtracks for productions of My Fair Lady, a musical adaptation of Shaw's Pygmalion; a film by Peak Film Productions labeled "Bernard Shaw's Village," which may be A Village Wooing; and five open-reel audiotapes of Heartbreak House recorded in Ohio in 1961. Acquired as part of the Rare Book Collection.
La Santa y Real Hermandad del Refugio y Piedad (Hermandad del Rufugio) was the major charitable organization of Spain for 200 years beginning in the seventeenth century. Most members were noblemen. The work of the brotherhood was divided among La Vista, which distributed funds to the poor and the sick; Las Sillas, an ambulance service; and La Ronda, a night patrol which attempted to find and take in the destitute to prevent illness or death from exposure.
Theater and opera ephemera collected by publisher, theater critic, and lecturer on drama Roland Holt. The collection includes playbills, cabinet cards, opera librettos, scrapbooks, ticket stubs, reviews, illustrations in various formats, photographic prints, and newspaper clippings. Clippings include performance openings and closings; news about theater venues, and performers' obituaries. Many of the playbills include Holt's annotations. A small amount of scattered correspondence pertains chiefly to Holt's lectures and creative projects. The collection was formerly known as the Roland Holt Collection of the Carolina Playmakers. Acquired as part of the Rare Book Literary and Historical Papers.
Laurence Housman (1865-1959) was an author, playwright, and brother of poet A. E. Housman.
The collection includes typescripts of five plays and one novel by George Henry Howard of Washington, D.C. The plays are Rufus, 1899; A lord and two ladies, circa 1901, with handwritten annotations; Jane Haggerstone, 1903; A tragedy of hearts, 1906, with handwritten annotations; and On old Cape Ann, circa 1907. The novel is Mary and I, circa 1885.
Samuel Musgrove Howes was chauffeur to Sir Winston Churchill from 1928 to 1936.
Pamphlets printed and published in France before the French Revolution and collected by white attorney of New York, N.Y., William Henry Hoyt (1884-1957) in the early twentieth century. Most pamphlets are tracts printed for the royal French government and include arrêts, déclarations, décisions, décrèts, and édits.


J.M. Dent & Sons, book publishers of London, England, was founded in 1888 by Joseph Malaby Dent (1859-1926). The company achieved success by selling cheap editions of the classics to the working class. Dent's first major production, the Temple Shakespeare series, was established in 1894, followed in 1906 by Everyman's Library, a series of 1000 volumes. Eventually, Dent's publishing activities expanded to include textbooks, children's books, educational books, self-help books, and travel guides. Dent remained in the forefront of the publishing field by expanding sales to foreign markets, including Australia, Canada, France, New Zealand, South Africa, and the United States.
J.M. Dent & Sons, book publishers of London, England, was founded in 1888 by Joseph Malaby Dent (1859-1926). The company achieved success by selling cheap editions of the classics to the working class. Dent's first major production, the Temple Shakespeare series, was established in 1894, followed in 1906 by Everyman's Library, a series of 1000 volumes. Eventually, Dent's publishing activities expanded to include textbooks, children's books, educational books, self-help books, and travel guides. Dent remained in the forefront of the publishing field by expanding sales to foreign markets, including Australia, Canada, France, New Zealand, South Africa, and the United States. The collection consists of woodblocks, along with a small number of metal plates, used in the production of select Dent publications.
Eighteenth-century Sinhalese olas, palm leaf manuscripts, collected by white American physician William Picard Jacocks (1877-1965) when he served as a public health specialist in India and Ceylon (Sri Lanka) between 1914 and 1942. The texts are chiefly Buddhist sermons and discourse. Also included are the Yogaratnākara treatise on the Āyurveda system of medicine, the Vattorupota collection of medicinal recipes, and a treatise on astrology.
Talbot L. Jennings received a bachelor of fine arts degree from Yale University in 1930 and attended the Yale School of Drama that year. A play by him entitled No More Frontiers was published by Samuel French in 1931 (Yale Plays, ed. by G. P. Baker). The 1956 Directory (Yale) gives his address as Glacier Park, Mont.
Fanny Johnson was an English poet and playwright, late 19th-early 20th centuries.
(William) Denis Johnston (18 June 1901-8 August 1984) was an Irish writer. Born in Dublin, he wrote mostly plays, but also produced literary criticism and other works.


Books, printed materials, ephemera, memorabilia, and audio recordings related to Clement Clarke Moore's Christmas poem "A Visit from St. Nicholas" collected by white librarian William Porter Kellam (1905-1993) from the mid to late twentieth century. The collection contains numerous editions and printings of Moore's 1823 poem popularly known as "The Night Before Christmas" including those with illustrations by American artists Thomas Nast, Norman Rockwell, Arthur Rackham, and Grandma Moses; pastiches and parodies including Cajun Night Before Christmas (1974) and Judith Viorst's A Visit from St. Nicholas (To a Liberated Household) (1977); miniature and popular children’s editions; and printings in anthologies. Other printed materials and ephemera include Christmas cards, advertisements, coloring books, children's activity books, sheet music, articles about Moore and the poem, cartoons, posters, magazines, and newspapers. Memorabilia includes matchbooks, puzzles, a children's View-Master toy (stereoscopic viewer) and reels, panoramas, and a department store display. Audio recordings are commercial 12-inch LP records with recitations of the poem included. Acquired as part of the Rare Book Collection.
The collection is 23 looseleaf notebooks and six boxes of notecards resulting from the research of Charles Kerby-Miller (d. 1971), professor at Wellesley College, on publishing in Great Britain. Included is information on publishing and printing of newspapers and other periodicals and freedom of the press in Great Britain, 1630-1735.


Unpublished manuscript with maps entitled The Tribal Hidage or First English Census by Ernest Gustave Lemcke, a study of the so-called Tribal Hidage, printed in Birch, dealing with the geography and demographics of England in the 7th century.


Denis Florence MacCarthy, Irish poet and translator of Pedro Calderon de la Barca (1600-1681), lived most of his life in Dublin, where he was born and educated. He was a member of the Royal Irish Academy, the Mystics, and several political associations. His career started in the 1840's with his contributions to The Nation and the publication of The Poets and Dramatists of Ireland (1846), which he edited. In 1853, he began his translations of Calderon.
The collection contains miscellaneous European papers on a variety of topics. Included are research notes and a hand-drawn map relating to Hittite hieroglyphics and artifacts, apparently produced by a British scholar in the early 20th century; birth and death certificates and a certificate of payment on an annuity for members of the Payart and Fitz-James families, distant relatives of the French writer Charles Nodier; two letters, one, 1770, in Latin, bearing the seal of a theological academy, and the other, 1807, in German, from a philosophy professor to Friedrith Bartholomaeus, 24th Demie Brigade; and a handwritten note on Little Scholars, an article by Anne Thackeray Richie, daughter of William Makepeace Thackeray, found in a copy of The Cornhill magazine that was owned by Thackeray, describing how the article came to be published. Also included are a letter, 1654, in which Lieutenant Colonel William Brayne of the British army acknowledged receipt of an order from Lord Protector Oliver Cromwell to suppress a Royalist rebellion in Ireland; a letter, 1704, in which Thomas Savage wrote to business associates from Galata (Istanbul) concerning his trading activities there; several 17th century English financial agreements and receipts, several relating to prominent politicians and Exchequer officers. There are also engravings of Declaration of Independence signer John Hancock, wax portrait sculptor Patience Wright, British naval officer and politician George Johnstone, and Cherokee leader Ostenaco; a handwritten copy of a poem by Thomas Campbell; and a British anti-German propaganda postcard from World War I showing three German soldiers in uniform.
This collection has been created to house miscellaneous foreign letters. Most, but not all, are literary in nature. See individual unit descriptions for details.
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.
The Keith B. Mitchell Collection consists of approximately 4,000 comic books, 30 graphic novels, and related materials including issues of The Comics Journal and Comics Interview.
Thomas Sturge Moore was an English poet, playwright, and art critic. Largely self-educated, Moore wrote books on modern artists and volumes of poems. His correspondence with William Butler Yeats has been published.
The collection is Johann Georg Morell's record of property boundaries, jurisdictions, etc., in the City of Augsburg, prepared by a committee for the City Coucil, 1755, with further data added by Morell's son in 1771.
The Catherine Murphy MAESTRA Collection consists of the original videotaped interviews and the audio, video, and transcript working files that Catherine Murphy and others created to produce the 2012 documentary film about young women who participated as teachers in the Cuban literacy campaign of 1961. There are also interviews with Murphy and documentation about the project's archives. Most of the collection is available in digital form.


Eight letters from Napoleon to Josephine, six from him to Talleyrand, other letters and speeches by him, documents relating to him, and items relating to other members of his family.
The collection conists of 19 book manuscripts reviewed by Elizabeth Spencer for the 1996 National Book Award. Some of the manuscripts have accompanying letters from the publishers promoting the work for the award.
Hume Nisbet was an author and illustrator who published about 40 books between 1886 and 1900. His works include romances in exotic settings and works on art.
R.C. Nockold was a jeweller of Frith Street, London.


Prudencio de Hechavarria y O'Gaban was born in Santiago de Cuba in 1796. He was a lawyer, judge, professor, orator, and eminent poet. Bernardo de Hechavarria y O'Gaban was Prudencio's brother and was born in Santiago de Cuba in 1812. He also studied law and, like his brother, received recognition for his writings, but in his case for political ones instead of poetry.


Collection contains holograph letters, manuscripts, and galley proofs of American poet Robinson Jeffers, photographs of Robinson Jeffers, his wife Una Jeffers, and their extended family and artistic circle.
The collection includes correspondence and other items, chiefly 1750-1860, of succeeding generations of several interrelated aristocratic families whose members were prominent in business, the church, and government of Popayan, Colombia, capital of the department of Cauca. The papers concern family matters, religious institutions, mining, stock-raising and farming, production and marketing of quinine, legal transactions and cases, and political revolutions of the nineteenth century. Principal families represented are Valencia, Perez, Arroyo, Varila, Arboleda, Hurtado, Cordova, Delgado, and Mosquera.
John Prinn completed a history of Gloucestershire in 1737; it was never published.


First and other editions of Sherlock Holmes novels and stories by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Sherlockiana, and historically set mystery novels collected by white North Carolinians Charles J. Ragland and Nancy Ader Ragland in the twentieth and early twenty-first centuries. The collection contains books; ephemera; pamphlets; newspapers; magazines; serials, newsletters, and other publications of societies dedicated to Sherlock Holmes including the Sherlock Holmes Scion Society; and memorabilia including a novelty cap and pipe and a menu from the Sherlock Holmes Restaurant in London, United Kingdom. Publications include parodies and pastiches, biographies, novels, plays, handbooks, atlases, compendiums, and literary criticism and interpretation. Historical mystery novels are chiefly first editions of popular titles written by American and British authors and published in the late twentieth and early twenty-first centuries. Authors include Anne Perry, Rosemary Rowe, Margaret Frazer, and Spanish novelist Arturo Pérez-Reverte. Some editions are signed by the authors. Acquired as part of the Rare Book Collection.
Serial catalogues printed and distributed by rare book dealers and international auction houses that were received and occasionally annotated by curators of Wilson Library's Rare Book Collection at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Most catalogues date from the mid twentieth century to the present, with a few runs from the 1910s and 1920s. The collection includes extensive runs of catalogues from Anderson Galleries, Bloomsbury Book Auctions, Christie's, Gilhofer & Ranschburg Rare Books, Ulrico Hoepli, Joseph the Provider, Kenneth Karmiole Bookseller, Inc., H.P. Kraus, Inc., Maggs Bros., Ltd., Sotheby's, and Swann Galleries. In varying levels of detail, the catalogues provide information on the provenance, ownership, content, condition, unique features, and monetary valuation of rare books, incunabula, manuscripts, and private libraries and collections.
W. George Richardson was born in the early to mid-nineteenth century, the son of William Richardson, M.D., who was a first cousin of John Ruskin (1819-1900). Little is known about George Richardson's life. He corresponded fairly frequently with Ruskin during the period 1864-1877. In the 1870s, he handled some of Ruskin's business affairs. In 1873, Richardson was working with Hill, Richardson and Wright, presumably a London law firm. George Richardson married Margaret K. Manson and had a son, Arthur George Stueart Richardson, who traveled in Africa in the 1890s.
The collection includes correspondence between English artist George Richmond, in France and Italy, and his wife Julia, in England, about their daily lives, their children, his travels and work, and mutual friends, including John Severn and John Ruskin (there are 31 letters from George Richmond and 15 letters from Julia Richmond); and scattered letters, chiefly to Richmond from friends and relatives.
The collection is chiefly legal documents relating to rents, freeholds, copyholds, and other tenancy issues at Kilsby, Parish of Liddington, County of Rutland, England. Many of the documents relate to Thomas Colledge of Kilsby, and other Colledge family members, including J. R. Colledge, who was an ophthalmologist in Macao and China in the 1820s. Thomas Colledge was also involved with John and Elizabeth Gardner and others in a land shares scheme at Kibworth, County of Leicester. Some of the documents relate to actions taken to satisfy the requirements of the act for dividing and inclosing open and common fields passed by Parliament in the mid- 1770s. Also included are documents relating to members of the Richardson, Ridgely, Boyes, and Gibbons families, some of whom appear to have been related to the Colledges. The earliest item is an indenture dated 1506, which bears Thomas Shakespeare's signature on the back; the latest is an 1886 inventory of a public house at Kilsby. There is also a short travel diary of a journey to the Channel Islands in 1836.
John Ruskin was an English art critic, writer, and reformer.


Michael Sadleir was an author, publisher, and bibliographer.
James Sandoe was a critic and student of mystery stories.
Scrapbook of clippings about literary and general topics. Included are articles, jokes, poems, accounts of foreign travel, and biographical information. Clippings appear to be from Scottish, English, and American periodicals, chiefly from the 1840s with some from the 1850s. They were pasted on top of records of accounts, 1776-1777 and 1793-1784, which appear to have been kept in the neighborhood of Strathaven (called Straven here), southeast of Glasgow. The names appearing most frequently are Thomson and Currie; it is not clear who kept the accounts or their purpose.
Samuel Seabury was the first bishop of the Protestant Episcopal Church in America.
James Smetham (1821-1899) was an English artist, engraver, essayist, and poet associated with Dante Gabriel Rossetti, John Ruskin, and the pre-Raphaelite movement.
The collection contains autograph letters from the files of the London publishing firm of Smith, Elder, and Co. Letters are from writers and artists chiefly to George Smith (1824-1901); his mother, Elizabeth Murray Smith (1797-1878); or his wife, Elizabeth Blakeway Smith. The subject matter is, with a few exceptions, social in nature. Correspondents include Robert Browning (three letters); Wilkie Collins (two); Charles Dickens (one); Arthur Conan Doyle (one); Thomas Hardy (one); Leigh Hunt (one); Henry James (one); Florence Nightingale (one); John Ruskin (one); John James Ruskin (father of John Ruskin), concerning financial arrangements of John Ruskin (three); Alfred Tennyson (one); Leigh Hunt (one); and Frederick William Burton (1816-1900) (eight).
St. James's Chronicle, a London newspaper, began tri-weekly publication in 1761, and was published well into the nineteenth century.


Stephen P. Teale was a Democratic California state senator representing Railroad Flat, Calif. Don A. Allen was a Los Angeles assemblyman.
Tennyson was poet laureate of England, 1850-1892.
Augustus Thomas wrote popular plays, such as Alabama and Arizona, during the 1890s and the first fifteen years of the twentieth century. In all, he wrote or adapted more than 100 plays, though not all were published. Thomas also was a leader in dramatic organizations and an active participant in the Democratic Party and in debates about political questions of his day. He was married to Lisle Colby Thomas.
Amory Thomas-Jimeno was a French novelist and short story writer who lived in Bern, Switzerland. In addition to works of fiction, she also wrote literary studies and biographical essays. Thomas-Jimeno was born in 1932 in France; was married to Juan Jimeno, a biochemist and painter; and died 30 September 2004.
The collection is Mrs. E.T. Townsend's copies of letters to and from James Carnegie, agent for the management of extensive Irish real estate owned jointly by members of Townsend family. Carnegie was at Cork; Mrs. Townsend wrote from Devon, Bristol, Delgany, and Dublin.
The Transcaspian Provisional Government (Zakaspiiskoe vremennoe pravitel’stvo) was one of the forces contending for power in Turkmenistan between 1918 and 1919. The government was formed 11-12 July 1918, in the wake of an uprising against Bolshevik authorities in Ashgabat (Ashkhabad). The government underwent several reorganizations as military and domestic challenges mounted. Its Executive Committee (Ispolnitel’nyi komitet), headed by F.A. Funtikov and composed of, among others, Lieutenant General I.V. Savitskii, L.A. Zimin, V. Dokhov, Iu. Makarov, and N.N. Diterikhs, was disbanded in January 1919. It was replaced by the Committee for Public Safety (Komitet obshchestvennogo spaseniia), a directorate (direktoriia) of two Turkmen and three Russian representatives, including L.A. Zimin and Major General A.E. Kruten’. Lieutenant General Savitskii was appointed commander of the Transcaspian forces in March 1919, as General Malleson began to pull troops out of the region and General Denikin assumed military jurisdiction. Following the withdrawal of the British Military Mission in April 1919 and several military defeats, including the capture of Ashgabat by the Red Army, the Transcaspian Provisional Government dissolved in August 1919.


Rafael Uribe Uribe, politician, lawyer, journalist, diplomat, general, and Colombia Liberal Party (Partido Liberal (Colombia)) leader, was born in Valparaiso, Colombia, in 1859. Early on, he was involved in various military campaigns, fighting in civil wars that erupted in Colombia throughout the late 1800s. In the early 1900s, he began to concentrate his efforts in journalism and political matters and was actively involved in promoting progressive ideals in a country torn by long-standing political, social, and economic strife. Uribe Uribe died on 16 October 1914 as a result of an ax attack by two individuals while he was walking by the Capitolio Nacional in Bogota, Colombia.


Writer Jose Maria Vargas Vila was born in Bogota, Colombia, in 1860. He spent a large part of his life in exile because of his critical and controversial writings, many of which included liberal ideas and criticism of the clergy. He died in Barcelona, Spain, in 1933.
The collection consists of motion picture scripts assembled in 1955 by Earl Wynn and John Ehle of the Department of Radio, Television, and Motion Pictures at the University of North Carolina. The scripts are representative of most the major motion picture studios operative in the United States at the time.


The collection includes 33 letters, 1925-1933, to the writer Bruce Beddow, 32 of which were written by English novelist Sir Henry Walpole; a ten-page handwritten essay, Christmas Books When I Was A Boy, by Walpole; and two questionnaires from 1929 submitted by Beddow and completed by Walpole about Walpole's life, work, and literary opinions. The letters briefly discuss book advertising, publishing, and critics, but refer mainly to Beddow's efforts as a novelist, analysis of Beddow's novels, Walpole's own works, and an unpublished biography on Walpole by Beddow.
The collection consists of over 50 bound volumes of photocopies of transcripts of about 150 oral history interviews from the Earl Warren Oral History Project, done at the University of California, Berkeley, 1969-circa 1978. The interviews document the political career of Earl Warren in California, and concurrent social and political events. Interviewees include Warren family members, political allies and opponents, and writers and scholars of that era, roughly 1925-1953. Note that volumes have been cataloged individually.
Walt Whitman was born on 31 May 1819, at West Hills, Long Island, N.Y. From 1830-1846, Whitman served variously as office boy, printer's devil, schoolteacher, typesetter, and journalist. He published his volume of verse Leaves of Grass in 1855. In January 1873, he suffered a stroke of paralysis from which he never completely recovered. Whitman died in Camden, N.J., on 26 March 1892.