Houghton Library

Manuscript Acquisitions, 2010-2011

89.81 linear ft; 105 items and collections
(Gifts, 38 items= 24.13 linear ft.; purchases, 59 items= 30.05 linear ft.; deposits, 3 items = 35.63 linear ft.)

Major gifts included very early poems by John Updike, the gift of Alexander Jemal Jr.; a caricature of Samuel Beckett by David Levine, the gift of Robert Graff; letters of missionary Hannah Whitcomb detailing her life at the Tuscarora Indian mission, the gift of her family; and additions to the New Directions Publishing Corp. archive and Gore Vidal papers.  Purchases included physicist and Nobel laureate Henri Becquerel’s lecture notes from courses at the Ecole Polytechnique; T. S. Eliot’s letters to Martin Shaw concerning The rock, and letters to Geoffrey Curtis; and H. Rider Haggard’s letters to publisher Trübner & Co.

Items are listed alphabetically by author. Some unprocessed materials may not be available without prior notice; consult Reading Room staff. Items can be requested by their accession number (beginning 2010M- ) or call number (begins “MS” or “Autograph file”).  In a change from past practice, many uncataloged items have been assigned call numbers.

Abbott family. Abbott family papers, 1815-1891. 1 box (.4 linear feet). Purchase, Amy Lowell Trust. MS Am 2723.

Adams, Henry, 1838-1918. Chansons de Geste, translation of Chanson de Willame, and other papers, 1912-1928 and undated. 1 box (.2 linear feet). Gift, Robert H. Knapp Jr. MS Am 2699 – unprocessed.

Amis, Martin. Martin Amis interview with John Haffenden: typescript, not after 1985. 1 folder (.04 linear feet). Purchase, Sidney J. Watts Fund. MS Eng 1656.

Anglesio, Giorgio. Giorgio Anglesio letter to Roger E. Stoddard, 2002 January 2. 1 item (.04 linear feet). Gift, Roger E. Stoddard. Autograph File, A.

Bachelder, John B. (John Badger), 1825-1894. The painting of The Last Hours of Lincoln, is now on exhibition...: circular (flier) invitation to view and key to the painting designed by Bachelder and painted by Alonzo Chappel, ca. 1865. 1 item (.04 linear feet). Purchase, Bayard Livingston Kilgour and Kate Gray Kilgour Fund. MS Am 2605.

Baker Street Irregulars. Ronald B. De Waal correspondence, 1956-1988. 3 boxes (3.75 linear feet). Gift, Bob Coghill. 2010M-107.

Baskin, Leonard, 1922-2000. [Phillis Wheatley as a battered wife]: [graphic], [no place], 1985 1 drawing: watercolor on paper; 19 x 14 cm. (image), 23 x 18 cm. (frame). Gift, Roger E. Stoddard. MS Am 2738.

Becquerel, Henri, 1852-1908. Henri Becquerel lecture notes from courses at the Ecole Polytechnique, 1872-1874. 11 volumes (.75 linear ft.). Purchase, Peter P. F. Degrand Bequest. MS Fr 572.

Bengal Chamber of Commerce. Bengal Chamber of Commerce letter to the president of the New York Chamber of Commerce, 1865 June 8. 1 item (.04 linear feet). Purchase, Bayard Livingston Kilgour and Kate Gray Kilgour Fund. MS Am 2605.

Bernond, A., photographer. Miantonomoh: photograph by A. Bernond, undated. 1 item (.04 linear feet). Gift, Robert Hershkowitz, in honor of Louis and Bessie Rosenberg. Autograph File, M.

Bowra, C. M. (Cecil Maurice), 1898-1971. C. M. (Cecil Maurice) Bowra letter to John Livingston Lowes, ca. 1930. 1 item (.04 linear feet). Purchased from the library of John Livingston Lowes, 1945. Autograph file, B.

Brashfield House library catalogue: manuscript, 1880. 1 volume (.08 linear feet). Purchase, Stanley Marcus Endowment for Rare Books. MS Eng 1673.

Browne, Hablot Knight, 1815-1882. Alexander Dobbs, his wooing-wanderings, and wonderful adventures. A pictorial-sensational romance by Phiz: manuscript, ca. 1863. 1 volume (.08 linear feet). Purchase, Frank Brewer Bemis Bequest. MS Eng 1665.

Brunet, Jacques-Charles, 1780-1867. Receipts signed by Jacques-Charles Brunet, 1820-1821. 1 folder (.04 linear feet). Gift, Roger E. Stoddard. Autograph File: B.

Carrero, Jaime, 1931-. Jaime Carrero drawings in response to The island by Robert Creeley, 1964. 1 item (.04 linear feet). Purchase, Frank Brewer Bemis Bequest. Autograph File, C.

Chansons: manuscript, [ca. 1850-1900]. 1 volume (0.04 linear feet). Purchase, George Cabot Lodge and Joseph Trumbull Stickney Fund. MS Fr 576.

Charlton, Maryette, collector. Maryette Charlton collection on Marion Morehouse and E. E. Cummings, ca. 1893-1999. 38 boxes (35 linear feet). Deposit, Maryette Charlton. 2010M-28.

Geo. Clark Jr. & Co. Abraham Lincoln: ambrotype (photograph) campaign brooch, 1860. 1 item (.04 linear feet). Purchase, Bayard Livingston Kilgour and Kate Gray Kilgour Fund. MS Am 2605.

Photographs of Osvaldo Colombo, 1966-1968 and undated. 1 binder (.04 linear feet). Purchase, Bennett Hubbard Nash Fund. MS Span 162 – unprocessed.

Photographs of Concord (Mass.) by Alfred W. (Alfred Winslow) Hosmer, Alfred Munroe, and others, ca. 1875-1895. 1 box (.1 linear feet). Gift, Roger E. Stoddard. 2010M-109.

Creeley, Robert, 1926-2005. Ambition: [graphic], [No place, undated]. 1 painting: acrylic on paper; 24 x 31 cm. Purchase, Frank Brewer Bemis Bequest. MS Am 2705.

Daboia Russellii. [graphic], [No place, 1994]. 1 print: ink on paper; 38 x 27 cm. Gift, Baker Street Irregulars. MS Am 2725.

Detwiler, Solomon L. Solomon L. Detwiler account of President Lincoln's funeral in Harrisburg (Pa.), 1865. 1 item (.04 linear feet). Purchase, Bayard Livingston Kilgour and Kate Gray Kilgour Fund. MS Am 2605.

Dickinson, Austin, d. 1895. Notes removed from the Dickinson family copy of Alexandre Rodolphe Vinet's Montaigne, the endless study and other miscellanies: manuscript, undated. 1 item (.04 linear feet). Gift, Gilbert H. Montague, 1950. MS Am 1118.7.

Dittenhoefer, Abram J. (Abram Jesse), 1836-1919. Abram J. (Abram Jesse) Dittenhoefer letter to Isaac Markens, 1907 April 27. 1 item (.04 linear feet). Purchase, Bayard Livingston Kilgour and Kate Gray Kilgour Fund. MS Am 2605.

Dufour de Longuerue, Louis, 1652-1733. Letter to Monsieur Toinard; St. Magloire, 1690 December 18. 1 folder (.04 linear feet). Gift, Roger E. Stoddard. Autograph File, D.

Edes, Robert T. (Robert Thaxter), 1838-1923. Robert T. (Robert Thaxter) Edes correspondence, 1847-1887. 1 box (.25 linear feet). Purchase, Jacob Blanck Book Fund. MS Am 2722 – unprocessed.

Eliot, Charles William, 1834-1926. Charles William Eliot letters to J. W. Beatson, 1907-1915. 1 folder (.04 linear feet). Gift, Glenn Horowitz. Autograph File: E.

Eliot, T. S. (Thomas Stearns), 1888-1965. T. S. (Thomas Stearns) Eliot letters to Geoffrey Curtis, 1930-1964. 1 box (.1 linear feet). Purchase, Amy Lowell Trust. MS Am 2702.

Eliot, T. S. (Thomas Stearns), 1888-1965. T. S. (Thomas Stearns) Eliot letters to Martin Shaw concerning The rock, 1933-1947. 1 box (.1 linear feet). Purchase, Harmand Teplow Class of 1920 Book Fund. MS Am 2720.

France, Anatole, 1844-1924. Courrier de Paris: manuscript, not after 1890. 1 volume (31 leaves): 21 centimeters. Purchase, Frank Brewer Bemis Bequest. MS Fr 571.

Freeman, Arthur, 1938-. Miscellaneous Arthur Freeman papers. 1 box (.08 linear feet). Gift, Roger E. Stoddard. 2010M-111 – unprocessed.

Friedman, Lawrence Jacob, 1940-, compiler. Lawrence Jacob Friedman collection of transcripts of interviews of Erik and Joan Erikson, ca. 1970-1992. 1 box (.25 linear feet). Gift, Lawrence J. Friedman. MS Am 2700.

Garrard, John Gordon, collector. John and Carol Garrard material gathered for Russian Orthodoxy resurgent, ca. 1980-1996. 2 boxes (.25 linear feet). Gift, John G. and Carol E. Garrard. 2010M-51.

Garrard, John Gordon, collector. John and Carol Garrard collection of maps for The bones of Berdichev: the life and fate of Vasily Grossman, ca. 1995. 1 box + 1 roll (.08 linear feet). Gift, John G. and Carol E. Garrard. 2010M-52.

Grierson, Benjamin Henry, 1826-1911. Campaign song. Written by B. H. Grierson, of Meredosia, Ill. Tune--Old Dan Tucker. 1 item (.04 linear feet). Purchase, Bayard Livingston Kilgour and Kate Gray Kilgour Fund. MS Am 2605.

Guilbeau, Hugh. Hugh Guilbeau correspondence with Gore Vidal, 1982-2001. 1 folder (.08 linear feet). Gift, Hugh Guilbeau. MS Am 2350 (1359).

Haffenden, John. John Haffenden papers on William Empson, ca. 1964-2007. 6 boxes (4.5 linear feet). Purchase, Amy Lowell Trust. MS Eng 1664 – unprocessed.

Haggard, H. Rider (Henry Rider), 1856-1925. H. Rider (Henry Rider) Haggard letters to Trübner & Co., 1882. 1 folder (0.04 linear feet). Purchase, Parkman D. Howe Fund. MS Eng 1667 – unprocessed.

Hall, Elizabeth. An astrarium; or, Views of the principal fixed stars and constellations represented on twelve diagrams...by Elizabeth Hall, Doncaster: manuscript fair copy, 1824. 1 volume (.04 linear feet). Purchase, Jay M. Pasachoff Book Fund. MS Eng 1671.

Hall, T. E. Diary of a tour in the West Indies, South America, Mexico, &c in 1901: manuscript, 1901. 1 volume (.08 linear feet). Purchase, Harold F. Kumm Book Fund. MS Eng 1670 – unprocessed.

Hoagland, Edward. Edward Hoagland additional papers, ca. 2009-2010 and undated. 1 box (.33 linear feet). Deposit, Edward Hoagland. 2010M-24.

Hoagland, Edward. Edward Hoagland additional papers, ca. 2009-2010 and undated. 1 box (.3 linear feet). Deposit, Edward Hoagland. 2010M-89.

Housman, Laurence, 1865-1959. Letter to Reginald Addyes-Scott, 1947 December 22. 1 folder (.04 linear feet). Purchase, George Cabot Lodge and Joseph Trumbull Stickney Memorial Fund. Autograph File, H.

Howitt, William, 1792-1879. A Scottish ramble in the spring of 1822: by William & Mary Howitt: manuscript, 1822. 1 volume (89 leaves): 20 centimeters. Purchase, Amy Lowell Trust. MS Eng 1659.

Indiana, Robert, 1928-. Robert Indiana letter to Robert Creeley, 1978 September 13. 1 folder (.04 linear feet). Purchase, Frank Brewer Bemis Bequest. Autograph File, I.

James, William, 1842-1910. William James letters to George Van Ness Dearborn, 1896-1910. 1 box (.04 linear feet). Purchase, Harmand Teplow Class of 1920 Book Fund. MS Am 2721.

James, William, 1882-1961, recipient. Envelope addressed to Private William James, 1904 September 8. 1 item (.04 linear feet). Gift, Neale Wheeler Watson. MS Am 1507.

James, William, Jr., photographer. Photographs (2) of William James after death, ca. 1910. 1 folder (.04 linear feet). Gift, Estate of the late William James III (1913-1995) through the Agency of Roberta A. Sheehan, Ph.D. MS Am 1092.13.

Kemp, photographer. Ford's Theatre: photograph by Kemp, undated. 1 item (.04 linear feet). Purchase, Bayard Livingston Kilgour and Kate Gray Kilgour Fund. MS Am 2605.

Kliuev, Nikolaĭ Alekseevich, 1887-1937. Nikolaĭ Kliuev letters, 1932-1936. 1 box (.05 linear feet). Purchase, Bayard Livingston Kilgour and Kate Gray Fund. MS Russ 112.

Kuzmin, M. A. (Mikhail Alekseevich), 1872-1936. Pokhorony mistera Smita: manuscript, 1907. 6 leaves; 22.5 cm. Purchase, Bayard Livingston Kilgour and Kate Gray Kilgour Fund. MS Russ 110.

Lambourne, David L. David L. Lambourne papers, ca. 1968-1972. 1 box (.08 linear feet). Purchase, Amy Lowell Trust. MS Eng 1654 – unprocessed.

Lambton, Ralph E. Catalogue of the library of Ralph E. Lambton, Esqre, at 59 Grosvenor Steet, London, W.: manuscript, 1911. 1 volume (.08 linear feet). Purchase, Amy Lowell Trust. MS Eng 1674.

Leech, Margaret, 1893-1974. Margaret Leech additional papers, ca. 1899-1994. 4 boxes (3.25 linear feet). Gift, Nathaniel Freedberg. MS Am 2724 – unprocessed.

Levine, David, 1926-2009. Samuel Beckett [graphic], [No place], 1967. 1 drawing: pen and ink on paper; 34 x 27 cm. (image), 48 x 41 cm. (mat). Gift, Robert Graff. MS Am 2701.

Levitina-Dombrovskaia, Genrietta Davydovna, 1903-1961. Genrietta Levitina-Dombrovskaia papers concerning Dmitrii Shostakovich, 1934-1973. 1 box (.33 linear feet). Gift, Viacheslav Dombrovski. MS Russ 111.

Abraham Lincoln funeral memorabilia, ca. 1865. 5 items (.04 linear feet). Purchase, Louis J. Appell Jr. Fund for Early American Literary History. MS Am 2605.

Lloyd, Charles, 1775-1839. Written at Barnwell near Cambridge, 1 March 1800. To Mr. Southey: manuscript poem, with additional poems, 1800 and undated. 1 folder (.04 linear feet). Purchase, Amy Lowell Trust. MS Eng 165.

Lowell, Amy, 1874-1925, former owner. Cigar: [object], [Manila, undated]. 1 cigar: tobacco, paper and foil; 13 x 2 cm. Gift, Woodberry Poetry Room. MS Am 2710.

Meserve, Walter J. Walter J. Meserve letters received from Mildred Howells and others, 1950-1959. 1 folder (.04 linear feet). Gift, Walter J. Meserve. MS Am 2695 – unprocessed.

Miller, Richard. Richard Miller archive for the Tiber Press poetry series by Ashbery, Koch, O'Hara, and Schuyler, ca. 1955-1975. 1 box (.25 linear feet). Purchase, Amy Lowell Trust. MS Am 2694.

Münsterberg, Hugo, 1863-1916. Hugo Münsterberg letters to George Sylvester Viereck, 1904-1916. 1 folder (.04 linear feet). Purchase, Eugene M. Weber Memorial Book Fund. MS Ger 299.

Murdoch, Iris. Iris Murdoch interview with John Haffenden: typescript, ca. 1983. 27 leaves, envelope: 30 centimeters. Purchase, Morris Roberts Book Fund. MS Eng 1655.

Neruda, Pablo, 1904-1973. Self-portrait: drawing with autograph manuscript note, undated. 1 item (.04 linear feet). Purchase, Bennett Hubbard Nash Fund. Autograph File: N.

Neruda, Pablo, 1904-1973. Drawing in blue, green, and red pencil by Pablo Neruda, undated. 1 item (.04 linear feet). Purchase, Bennett Hubbard Nash Fund. 2010M-33.

New Directions Publishing Corp. New Directions Publishing Corp. additional records, ca. 1973-1996. 3 boxes (3 linear feet). Gift, New Directions Publishing Corp. 2010M-80.

New Directions Publishing Corp. New Directions Publishing Corp. additional records, 2008-2010. 9 boxes (8.25 linear feet). Gift, New Directions Publishing Corp. 2010M-44.

New Directions Publishing Corp. New Directions Publishing Corp. additional records, ca. 1973-1996. 3 boxes (3 linear feet). Gift, New Directions Publishing Corp. 2010M-80.

Paine, John Knowles, 1839-1906. Larghetto and scherzo for piano, violin, and violoncello, op. 32: manuscript, ca. 1877. 1 item (.04 linear feet). Gift, Mary McNeely. MS Mus 267 – unprocessed.

Papermaking mold with watermark New York, undated. 1 item (.04 linear feet). Source unknown. MS Am 2707 – unprocessed.

Papermaking mold with watermark, undated. 1 item (.04 linear feet). Source unknown. MS Am 2708 – unprocessed.

Parkhurst, E. A., Mrs. A vision of the spirit world: the prophecies and fulfillments: manuscript, not before 1865. 14 leaves: 27 centimeters. Purchase, Bayard Livingston Kilgour and Kate Gray Kilgour Fund. MS Am 2709.

Philp & Solomons. Union Ball, in honor of the inauguration of Abraham Lincoln: dance card, 1861. 1 item (.04 linear feet). Purchase, Bayard Livingston Kilgour and Kate Gray Kilgour Fund. MS Am 2605.

Prayers to Mary: manuscript, ca. 1920-1980. 1 volume (.1 linear feet): vellum. Gift, Dr. Paul F. McCleary. MS Ethiopic 12 – unprocessed.

Putnam, Charles, photographer. Photograph of William James with William James Jr., 1886. 1 item (.04 linear feet). Gift, Estate of William James III (through the agency of Roberta A. Sheehan, Ph.D.). MS Am 1507.

Repper, Charles, 1886-1974. Charles Repper travel diaries, 1906-1913. 1 box (.38 linear feet). Gift, Karl Dan Sorensen. MS Am 2713 – unprocessed.

Rivers, Larry, 1925-2002. Larry Rivers papers, 1950-1959. 1 folder (.04 linear feet). Purchase, Amy Lowell Trust. MS Am 2719.

Robinson and Leadbeater, maker. Charles Sumner: [art original], Great Britain, [ca. 1870s]. 1 sculpture: parian (porcelain); 34 H x 20 W x 13 L cm. Gift, Roger E. Stoddard. MS Am 2739.

Rómpelo Todo, Señorito. Manuscript on the Cuban war, 1898. 1 folder (.04 linear feet). Purchase, Maury A. Bromsen Acquisitions Fund for Latin Americana. MS Span 161.

Rouault, Georges, 1871-1958. Georges Rouault letters to André Suarès, 1913-1939. 1 folder (.04 linear feet). Purchase, Stanley Marcus Endowment for Rare Books. MS Fr 570 – unprocessed.

Rowse, A. L. (Alfred Leslie), 1903-1997. Annotation by A. L. (Alfred Leslie) Rowse on clipping, 1995. 1 item (.04 linear feet). Purchase, Sidney J. Watts fund. Autograph File: R.

Ruskin, John, 1819-1900. The gipsies written for the Newdigate, 1837: manuscript, 1837. 1 volume (.04 linear feet). Purchase, Bayard Livingston Kilgour and Kate Gray Kilgour Fund. MS Eng 1662.

Russell, Andrew J., photographer. Engine W. H. Whiton and President's car, Alexandria: photograph, 1865 January. 1 item (.04 linear feet). Purchase, Bayard Livingston Kilgour and Kate Gray Kilgour Fund. MS Am 2605.

Santayana, George, 1863-1952. Lines read at the inauguration of the new club house: manuscript poem, 1903. 1 item (.04 linear feet). Gift, Delphic Trust. MS Am 2732 – unprocessed.

Sibour, Victor. Oeuvres diverses de Victor Sibour: manuscript, ca. 1821-1837. 1 volume (.04 linear feet). Purchase, Amy Lowell Trust. MS Fr 575.

Slave registration documents from Puerto Rico, 1868-1872. 1 folder (.04 linear feet). Source unknown. Autograph File: S.

South End House Association. The South End House: 1934 April. 1 item (.04 linear feet). Gift, Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America, Radcliffe Institute. MS Am 2393.

Torre, Guillermo de, 1900-1971, recipient. Letters to Guillermo de Torre from Alejo Carpentier and Jorge Gaitan Duran, 1954-1960. 1 folder (.04 linear feet). Purchase, Raimondo Lida Memorial Fund. Autograph File: T.

Updike, John. John Updike poems, 1957-1972 and undated. 2 volumes (.1 linear feet). Gift, Alexander J. Jemal, Jr. 2010M-62.

Updike, John. John Updike material related to The egg race, The chaste planet and Bech third-worlds it: manuscript, ca. 1975-1980. 2 three-ring binders (.1 linear feet). Purchase, Amy Lowell Trust. 2010M-16.

Updike, John. John Updike additional papers, 1950-2009. 23 boxes (21 linear feet). Purchase, Harmand Teplow Class of 1920 Book Fund. 2010M-66.

Updike, John. John Updike correspondence with Michael Broomfield, ca. 1980-2009. 2 folders (.15 linear feet). Purchase, Harmand Teplow Class of 1920 Book Fund. 2010M-69.

Upham, Louis S. Under the willow she's sleeping: printed lyrics published by Chas. Magnus, New York (N.Y.), ca. 1865. 1 item (.04 linear feet). Purchase, Bayard Livingston Kilgour and Kate Gray Kilgour Fund. MS Am 2605.

Valentines: manuscript, ca. 1850-1860. 39 items with box (.1 linear feet). Purchase, Parkman D. Howe Fund. MS Eng 1666.

Van Slyk, Nicholas. Various music compositions. 1 folder (.04 linear feet). Gift, Trudi Van Slyck. MS Mus 230.

Various ballots. 1 folder (.1 linear ft). Purchase, Bayard Livingston Kilgour and Kate Gray Kilgour Fund. MS Am 2605.

Vidal, Gore, 1925- , Gore Vidal additional papers, ca. 1966-2010 (inclusive), 2006-2010 (bulk). 1 box (.33 linear feet). Gift, Gore Vidal. 2010M-37.

Voters’ list for an unknown precinct in Illinois: manuscript document, 1840. 1 item (.04 linear feet). Purchase, Bayard Livingston Kilgour and Kate Gray Kilgour Fund. MS Am 260 – unprocessed.

Whitcomb, Hannah Trowbridge (Tuscarora (N.Y.), 1839-1846). Correspondence and other papers, 1841-1936. 1 box (0.08 linear feet). Gift, Ann Wigle and Mary and David Phillips. ABC 76 Whitcomb.

[Woman, seated, with shawl and brooch] [graphic],[no place, ca. 1850s-1860s]. 1 photograph: ambrotype; 5 x 4 cm. (image), 8 x 7 cm. (case). Gift, Roger E. Stoddard. MS Am 2737.

Woods, James Haughton, 1864-1935, recipient. Letters to James Haughton Woods, 1885-1931 and undated. 1 box (.08 linear feet). Purchase, Harmand Teplow Class of 1920 Book Fund. MS Am 2693.

Woolf, Leonard, 1880-1969. Leonard Woolf article on Hogarth Press and related matters: typescript with manuscript corrections, ca. 1958. 1 item (.04 linear feet). Purchase, Amy Lowell Trust. MS Eng 1663 – unprocessed.

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