Houghton Library

Manuscript Acquisitions, 2009-2010

50.83 linear ft; 93 items and collections (does not include the John Updike papers [210 linear ft.], which moved from deposit status to purchase)
(Gifts, 47 items= 21.16 linear ft.; purchases, 45 items= 24.17 linear ft.; deposits, 1 item= 1 linear ft.)

Major gifts included the Maxim Golovkin photographic negatives documenting the demonstrations at the Soviet Academy of Sciences on1989 February 2, in which Andrei Sakharov participated; a group of Octavio Paz letters, the gift of John Fein; and the C.J. Fox collection of Anthony Bailey letters and ephemera.  Purchases included French writer and literary theorist Maurice Blanchot’s correspondence with writer François Dominique; the Bill McCloud collection: What should we tell our children about Vietnam?; a group of very early Alan Seeger letters to his mother; the Louis Shipman papers, documenting Shipman’s work as editor of Life and as a playwright; a volume of drawings after Hogarth by Charles Armitage Brown, with whom John Keats shared a house in Hampstead; and the Samuel French Morse Collection of papers by and about Wallace Stevens.

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 call number (begins "MS" or "Autograph file").  In a chance from past practice, many uncataloged items have been assigned call numbers.

Adkins, Dan. Illustration for Tom Purdom's "The warriors", 1962. 0.04 linear feet. Old gift, Paul Williams. MS Am 2665.

Andreyev, Leonid, 1871-1919.  Razskaz zmiei o tom, kak u neia poiavilisʹ iadovitye zuby: typescript signed, 1910. 0.04 linear feet. Transfer from the Slavic Division, Widener Library. *2009M-60.

Ansen, Alan. Alan Ansen additional papers, ca. 1938-2006. 7.5 linear feet. Purchase, Amy Lowell Trust. *2009M-15.

Bailey, Anthony, 1933-. Anthony Bailey papers, ca. 1973-2010.  Gift, C.J. Fox. 0.33 linear feet. MS Eng 1651 – unprocessed.

Bailey, J. O. (James Osler), 1903-. Pilgrims through space and time: galley proofs, ca. 1947. . 0.05 linear feet. Old gift. *2009M-3r

Bell, Artelia, former owner. Guests: visitors' book, ca. 1903-1917. 0.08 linear feet. Gift, Daniel Aaron. MS Am 2691 – unprocessed.

Bercovici, Leonardo. The lost moment: continuity and dialogue, 1947 September 29. 0.08 linear feet. Purchase, Crocker Wight 1938 Book Fund in the Houghton Library. *2009M-66.

[Bermuda]. Bermuda: photograph album, 1903. 0.1 linear feet. Old gift, William Sumner Appleton. MS Eng 1648.

Blanchot, Maurice. Maurice Blanchot correspondence with François Dominique, 1988-2002. 0.04 linear feet. Purchase, Amy Lowell Trust. *2009M-92.

Blanck, Jacob, 1906-1974, former owner. Jacob Blanck's manuscript carrying cases. 0.04 linear feet. Gift, Roger E. Stoddard. *2009M-29.

Blanck, Jacob, 1906-1974. Jacob Blanck papers, 1940-1976. 0.1 linear feet. Gift, Roger E. Stoddard and Ken Gloss. *2009M-46.

Brainard, Joe, 1942-1994. Joe Brainard letters and compositions sent to Ted Berrigan, 1962-1963 and undated. 0.04 linear feet. Purchase, Edward Hyde Cox Fund. *2009M-81.

Brambilla, Giuseppe, 1803-1886. Giuseppe Brambilla poems and letter, ca. 1838-1845. 0.05 linear feet. Gift, The Connecticut Historical Society. *2009M-71.

Brown, Charles Armitage, 1786-1842. Drawings of the principal characters in Hogarth's Rake's progress, from the original engravings: by Charles Brown: drawings, 1809-ca. 1815. 0.04 linear feet. Purchase, Amy Lowell Trust. Keats MS Eng 1641.

Campbell, John Wood, 1910-1971. John Wood Campbell compositions, ca. 1935-1939 and undated. 1 linear foot. Old gift, John W. Campbell, Jr. *2009M-1r.

Carter, Elizabeth, 1717-1806. Elizabeth Carter letter to Anna Ord, 1801 August 22. Purchase, Louis J. Appell Jr. Fund for British Civilization in the Harvard College Library. 0.5 linear feet. MS Eng 1473.

Catalogue of books sold from Buston, manuscript, ca. 1805-1808. 0.04 linear feet. Purchase, Bayard Livingston Kilgour and Kate Gray Kilgour Fund. MS Eng 1640

Clarkson, Dick, collector. Dick Clarkson correspondence on science fiction clubs, ca. 1951-1953. 0.03 linear feet. Gift, Dick Clarkson. *2009M-8r

Colquhoun, E. M. G. The legendary cabinet: consisting of tales and traditions selected from various publications both English and foreign: manuscript, 1836-1854. 0.04 linear feet. Purchase, George Cabot Lodge and Joseph Trumbull Stickney. MS Eng 1639

Cozzens, James Gould, 1903-1978. James Gould Cozzens copies of diaries and original correspondence with William Jovanovich, ca. 1957-197. 0.5 linear feet. Purchase, Frank Brewer Bemis Bequest. *2009M-69.

Cozzens, James Gould, 1903-1978. James Gould Cozzens postcard to Mr. and Mrs. John Hussey, 1978 July 23. 0.04 linear feet.  Purchase, Amy Lowell Trust. Autograph File, C.

Cozzens, James Gould, 1903-1978. James Gould Cozzens postcard to Joseph R. Sakmyster, 1971 October 25. 0.04 linear feet. Purchase, Amy Lowell Trust. Autograph File, C.

Crabbe, George, 1754-1832. Exmouth: autograph manuscript poem, ca. 1819. 0.04 linear feet. Purchase, George Cabot Lodge and Joseph Trumbull Stickney. Autograph File, C.

[Cuba].Photographs of fortifications around Havana (Cuba), ca. 1900. 1.5 linear feet. Old gift, Charles Moore. MS Am 2711.

Cushing, Caleb, 1800-1879. Caleb Cushing letters to Sidney Webster, 1857-1863. 0.08 linear feet. Purchase, Bayard Livingston Kilgour and Kate Gray Kilgour Fund. *2009M-80.

De Camp, L. Sprague (Lyon Sprague), 1907-2000. The temperamental tank: typescript with manuscript corrections, ca. 1943. 0.04 linear feet. Old gift. Autograph File, D

Dickey, James. Comments on James Gould Cozzens's A time of war: manuscript, undated. 0.04 linear feet. Purchase, Amy Lowell Trust. Autograph File, D.

Dickson, Carl Byron, collector. Carl Byron Dickson papers relating to George Santayana, ca. 1935-1969. 0.1 linear feet. Gift, Carl Byron Dickson. *2009M-53.

Donaldson, Scott, 1928-. Scott Donaldson correspondence concerning the subjects of his biographies, ca. 1972-2007. 0.25 linear feet. Purchase, Harmand Teplow Class of 1920 Book Fund. MS Am 2680 – unprocessed.

Dorfman, Elsa, photographer. Elsa Dorfman photographs of Charles Olson, ca. 1970. 0.04 linear feet. Purchase, Sidney J. Watts Fund. *2009M-93

Emerson, Ellen Tucker. Life of Lidian Emerson 1802-1892 by E. T. E.: typescript, undated. 0.15 linear feet. Gift, Forbes Archive Committee (Beatrice Manz). *2009M-72.

Emerson, Ralph Waldo, 1803-1882. Ralph Waldo Emerson letter to Charles W. Upham, 1869 June 1. 0.5 linear feet. Purchase, Ralph Waldo Emerson Fund. MS Am 1189.

Emmons, Gardner. Gardner Emmons papers, 1914-1919. Gift, Sarah Emmons Warren. 0.15 linear feet. *2009M-64.

Filloy, Juan. Juan Filloy correspondence, ca. 1940-1989. Purchase, Bennett Hubbard Nash Fund. 0.04 linear feet. MS Span 158 – unprocessed.

Freeman, Arthur, 1938-. Quits: autograph manuscript and editorial material for publication, 2009. 0.05 linear feet. Gift, Arthur Freeman. *2009M-27.

Garrett, George. Statement about "A Time of War": manuscript, undated. 0.04 linear feet. Purchase, Amy Lowell Trust. Autograph File, G

Gilbert, George E. An account of autographs: manuscript, ca. 1865-1868. 0.3 linear feet. Purchase, Harrison D. Horblit Book Fund. MS Am 2662

Ginsberg, Allen, 1926-1997, depicted. Photograph of Allen Ginsberg, Robert Creeley, and a woman (Penelope Highton?), undated. 0.04 linear feet. Purchase, Stanley Marcus Endowment for Rare Books. Autograph File, G

Ginsberg, Allen, 1926-1997. Statement from Allen Ginsberg: typescript, 1961 January. [mimeograph]. 0.3 linear feet. Purchase, Harmand Teplow Class of 1920 Book Fund. MS Am 2661

Golovkin, Maxim, photographer. Maxim Golovkin negatives (photographic) of demonstrations at the Soviet Academy of Sciences (Akademii︠a︡ nauk SSSR), 1989 February 2. 0.05 linear feet. Gift, Maxim Golovkin. MS Russ 108 – unprocessed.

Goodspeed's Book Shop (Boston, Mass.). Goodspeed's Book Shop (Boston, Mass.) Autograph Department stock. 0.08 linear feet. Old gift, George T. Goodspeed. *2009M-107.

Guilherme, Benedito. O buraco de lacraia: typescript with manuscript corrections with additional papers, ca. 1953-1960. 0.05 linear feet. Gift, Spanish-Portuguese Division, Widener Library. *2009M-30.

Hagedorn, Hermann, 1882-1964, collector. Hermann Hagedorn source material for Edwin Arlington Robinson / a biography, ca. 1936-1938. 0.08 linear feet. Gift, Woodberry Poetry Room. *2009M-100.

Hoagland, Edward. Edward Hoagland additional papers, ca. 1983-2010. 1 linear foot. Deposit, Edward Hoagland. *2009M-25.

Hocking, William Ernest, 1873-1966. William Ernest Hocking letter to [Laird Wingate?] Snell, 1944 October 21. 0.04 linear feet. Gift, University of the South (James Dunkly, Librarian of the School of Theology and Associate University Librarian). MS Am 2375 (5630).

Howe, Julia Ward, 1819-1910. Julia Ward Howe letter to Mrs. Garrison, 1910 August 23. 0.04 linear feet. Gift, Philip Wagner. Autograph File, H

Husband, Joseph, 1885-1938. Joseph Husband papers, ca. 1899-1938. 0.5 linear feet. Gift, Michael B. Husband. *2009M-85.

James, Henry, 1843-1916. Henry James letter to Ticknor and Fields, 1866 July 26. 1.5 linear feet. Purchase, Jacob Blanck Book Fund. MS Am 1094.1.

James, William, 1842-1910. William James cartoon of Garth Wilkinson James: negative (photographic). 0.04 linear feet. Gift, Estate of William James III (via Roberta A. Sheehan). *2009M-84.

[Juárez, Benito]. Clippings of speeches of Mexican President Benito Juárez at the opening of the Mexican Congress and inaugural address, with editorials about them, 1867. 0.04 linear feet. Old gift, Samuel A. Green. *2009M-96.

Levertov, Denise, 1923-1997. The mutes: poem, undated. 0.04 linear feet. Purchase, Parkman D. Howe Fund. Autograph File, L

[Lincoln, Abraham]. Lincoln & Hamlin: [realia]  [No place, ca. 1860]. Purchase, Bayard Livingston Kilgour and Kate Gray Kilgour Fund. MS Am 2677 [28 x 45 cm]

[Lincoln, Abraham]. Lincolniana. Purchase, Bayard Livingston Kilgour and Kate Gray Kilgour Fund. *2009M-86.

[Lincoln, Robert Todd].[Robert Todd Lincoln as a young man] [graphic]  [Springfield, Illinois?, ca. 1955-1858. 0.04 linear feet. Purchase, Bayard Livingston Kilgour and Kate Gray Kilgour Fund. MS Am 2664

Lowell, Amy, 1874-1925. Amy Lowell letters to [Lucius] Wilmerding, 1922. Old Gift. MS Am 1597

Lowell, James Russell, 1819-1891. James Russell Lowell letter to George W. (George Washburn) Smalley, 1883 December 6. 0.04 linear feet. Purchase, Thomas W. Streeter Fund. MS Am 1191

McCloud, Bill 1948-, collector. Bill McCloud collection: What should we tell our children about Vietnam? ca. 1987-1999. 0.75 linear feet. Purchase, Harmand Teplow Class of 1920 Book Fund. *2009M-2.

McTaggart, John McTaggart Ellis, 1866-1925. J . E. Mc. T. 1897-02: manuscript diary of John McTaggart Ellis McTaggart, 1897-1902. 0.1 linear feet. Purchase, Amy Lowell Trust. *2009M-82.

[Miller, Henry]. Portrait of Henry Miller: photocopy in color, undated. 0.04 linear feet. Purchase, Francis J. Cenedella Book Fund. Portrait File.

Mnatsakanova, Elizaveta, 1922-.Elizaveta Mnatsakanova papers, ca. 1972-1974. 0.08 linear feet. Purchase. *2009M-118.

Morse, Samuel French, 1916-, collector. Samuel French Morse collection of papers by and about Wallace Stevens, ca. 1898-1985. 1.3 linear feet. Purchase, Bayard Livingston Kilgour and Kate Gray Kilgour Fund. *2009M-119.

New Directions Publishing Corp. New Directions Publishing Corp. additional records, ca. 2006-2009. 2.25 linear feet. Gift, New Directions Publishing Corp. *2009M-4.

New Republic. New Republic additional papers: postcard sent anonymously to Martin Peretz, ca. 2009 April 29. 0.04 linear feet. Gift, Martin Peretz. *2009M-51.

Ortiz, Reyna. Reyna Ortiz letter to P. Schuyler (Peter Schuyler) Miller, 1956 December 31. 0.04 linear feet. Old gift. Autograph File, O.

Panin, Ivan, 1855-. Ivan Panin letter to Thomas J. Kiernan, 1896 March 20. 0.04 linear feet. Old gift, (recataloged from Slav 1455.1.55). Autograph File, P

Paz, Octavio, 1914-1998. Octavio Paz letters to John Fein, 1958-1986. 0.08 linear feet. Gift, John M. Fein. *2009M-63.

Piediscalzi, Nicholas. Nicholas Piediscalzi review of Erik Erikson's Insight and responsibility and other papers, 1963-1964. 0.04 linear feet. Gift, Nicholas Piediscalzi. MS Am 2666.

Poulos, Ruth Ageloff, photographer. Commission of Inquiry into the Charges Made Against Leon Trotsky in the Moscow Trials, New York, 1937, photographs, 1937. 0.05 linear feet. Gift, Steven M. Poulos and Eric Poulos. *2009M-48.

RKO Radio Pictures, inc. Little Women screenplay and related material, 1932-1933. 0.1 linear feet. Purchase,  Harmand Teplow Class of 1920 Book Fund. *2009M-65.

Robertson, W. Graham (Walford Graham), 1866-1948. A year of songs for a baby in a garden: manuscript, ca. 1906. 0.08 linear feet. Purchase, Amy Lowell Trust. MS Eng 1637

Robertson, W. Graham (Walford Graham), 1866-1948. The baby's day book for a woman of four: being songs of the day, the dusk and the dark: manuscript, ca. 1907. 0.08 linear feet. Purchase, Amy Lowell Trust. MS Eng 1638

Rubin, Mann. An American dream: screenplay, 1966 March-May. 0.08 linear feet. Purchase, Andrew Oliver Book Fund. *2009M-67.

S., H., sculptor. Bust of George Santayana signed H.S., 1938 July 7. Gift, Carl Dickson. 0.04 linear feet. *2009M-59.

Schlein, Stephen, collector. Stephen Schlein Erik Erikson additional papers, 1935-1991. 0.5 linear feet. Gift, Stephen Schlein. MS Am 2672.

[Science Fiction]. Federal Republic of Mazura: manuscript map, 1958 February 1. 0.04 linear feet. Old gift. Autograph File, F

[Science Fiction]. Science fiction compositions, 1951-1959. 0.3 linear feet. Old gift, Charles Harris. MS Am 2671.

Seeger, Alan, 1888-1916. Papers, 1907-1937. 0.04 linear feet. Purchase, Jacob Blanck Book Fund. MS Am 1578.2 (7a), (7b), (7c), (7d)

Shaw, Robert Gould, 1837-1863. Robert Gould Shaw mathematics examination book: manuscript, ca. 1856-1859. 0.04 linear feet. Gift, Old Colony Historical Society. MS Am 2686 – unprocessed.

Shipman, Louis Evan, 1869-1933. Louis Evan Shipman papers, ca. 1859-1933. 15 linear feet. Purchase, Frank E. Chase Bequest . *2009M-94.

Smith, George O. (George Oliver), 1911-. The fourth "R": page proofs, 1959. 0.3 linear feet. Old gift. MS Am 2663

Smith, Janet Adam. Janet Adam Smith letter to John [ ], 1950 December 6. 0.04 linear feet. Old gift. Autograph File, S

Stoddard, Roger E. (Roger Eliot), collector. Roger E. (Roger Eliot) Stoddard collection of papers by and about Sidney Ives, ca. 1982-2007. 0.2 linear feet. Gift, Roger E. Stoddard. *2009M-52.

Troetschel, Robert, collector. Robert Troetschel records of the Pittsburgh Science Fiction Association, ca. 1951-1960. 1.25 linear feet. Old gift, Robert Troetschel. *2009M-7r.

Updike, John. John Updike additional papers, 2009. 0.5 linear feet. Purchase. *2009M-37.

Updike, John. John Updike letters to Edward Hoagland, 1963-2008. 0.05 linear feet. Purchase, Amy Lowell Trust, Charles Warren American History Fund, and generous donors. *2009M-28.

Updike, John. John Updike postcards to James Linville, 1986-1994. 0.04 linear feet. Gift, Glenn Horowitz Bookseller, Inc. *2009M-36.

Viardot-García, Pauline, 1821-1910, recipient. Letters to Pauline Viardot-García, ca. 1848-1893 and undated. 0.08 linear feet. Purchase, Amy Lowell Trust . MS Mus 265 – unprocessed.

Vidal, Gore, 1925-. Gore Vidal additional papers, ca. 1926-2010 (inclusive), 1991-2009 (bulk). 6.5 linear feet. Gift, Gore Vidal. *2009M-87.

Ward, John Milton II. John Milton Ward II photograph album, ca. 1905-1935. 0.08 linear feet. Purchase. *2009M-56.

Woolf, S. J. (Samuel Johnson), 1880-1948. S. J. (Samuel Johnson) Woolf additional portraits, 1927 and 1948. 0.04 linear feet. Gift, Stuart P. Feld. *2009M-26.

Wright, John B., Mrs. Mrs. John B. Wright correspondence, 1892-1901 and undated. 0.1 linear feet. Purchase, Bayard Livingston Kilgour and Kate Gray Kilgour Fund. In MS Am 2605

Wright, John K. John K. Wright letters to Kenneth Oliver, 1955-1956. 0.04 linear feet. Purchase, James W. Basker Book Fund. *2009M-68.

Zohn, Harry. Correspondence and subject files of Harry Zohn, 1933-2001. 6 linear feet. Gift, Judy Zohn. *2009M-21.

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