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Samuel Johnson collection

  • RC0738
  • Coleção
  • 1780-[196-]

The collection consists of one autograph letter signed by Dr. Johnson, a copper token bearing Johnson's portrait, a typescript of a talk delivered to the Johnson Club in 1921, and offprints of articles relating to Johnson and James Boswell.

Johnson, Samuel

Thomas Carlyle

  • RC0250
  • Coleção
  • 1819-1968

The fonds contains Thomas Carlyle correspondence, other Carlyle family correspondence, financial statements, photographs, notebooks and photocopies of diaries, and other materials

Carlyle, Thomas

Thomas and Matthew Arnold collection

  • RC0790
  • Coleção
  • 1840-1891

There have been two accruals. The first accrual consists of four letters from Matthew Arnold to different correspondents: S. Wordlaw McAll, Rev. Charles Anderson, Blanchard Jerrold, R.C. Trench, Archbishop of Dublin, 1870-1884.The letter to McAll, 18 June 1870, is published in The Letters of Matthew Arnold, edited by Cecil Y. Lang (Charlottesville: U. of Virginia, 1996-2001): Vol. 3, p. 424. Also included in this accrual are: a letter from Thomas Arnold to [Thomas?] Burbridge, 2 December 1840 and a poem ("Persistency of Poetry"), 4 lines, signed by Matthew Arnold and dated 30 December 1884. This accrual also contains a note written 11 February 1891 at Park Hill, Lyndhurst. It appears to be signed "R"; Park Hill was at that time a school established by W. Rawnsley. The second accrual consists of a letter written by Thomas Arnold at Rugby on 20 April 1842, addressed to “Dear Sir”; it concerns the manufacture of a window.

Arnold, Matthew

Elizabeth Simcoe collection

  • RC0534
  • Coleção
  • [1850]-[19--]

The collection consists of: an original photograph, the Simcoe family estate in Wolford, England, with a woman, possibly Mrs. Simcoe, on the front lawn; a handwritten copy of a letter from her daughter, Sophia Simcoe, originally written in June 1835, mentioning her mother and Mrs. Scadding; a typewritten extract from an article by Henry Crawford Scadding commenting on an event in Mrs. Simcoe's diary. The dates of creation of the latter two items are not known.

Simcoe, Elizabeth

Walt Whitman collection

  • RC0625
  • Coleção
  • 1854-1913

The fonds contains photographs, a post card, and other material.

Whitman, Walt

Thomas D'Arcy McGee collection

  • RC0710
  • Coleção
  • 1858-1925

The collection consists of 23 letters from McGee to John O'Donohoe (1824-1902), a senator.The McGee collection also contains the research materials of J. Alexander Wallace, M.P., who wrote a Master's thesis on McGee at McMaster University in 1916. The materials include: correspondence, interview notes with John M. McGee, half-brother of Thomas D'Arcy McGee, typed copy of a letter from McGee to A. M. Sullivan, editor, Nation, Dublin, 25 June 1866, and research notes concerning McGee and Whelan. (Note: There are letters from O'Donohoe in the Patrick Francis Cronin collection.)

McGee, Thomas D'Arcy

Arthur Stringer collection

  • RC0719
  • Coleção
  • 1874-1950

This collection (19-1997) consists primarily of 32 letters, 3 post cards, 2 cards, and other enclosures written by Arthur Stringer and addressed to Mary Belle Edmonds, a school teacher from St. Thomas, Ontario. They first met in 1933 on the Newfoundland-Labrador boat cruise.

Stringer, Arthur

Ethel Smyth collection

  • RC0651
  • Coleção
  • [1878]-1939

The collection contains letters from Pablo Casals, Albert Einstein, Gustav Holst, William James, Clara Schuman, Peter Tchaikovsky, Cosima Wagner, and others. Smyth drew on these letters in her autobiographical writings.

There is one letter from Smyth to Kenneth Wright, 19 November 1929. For additional letters written by Smyth, researchers are directed to the Eric Walter White fonds.

Smyth, Ethel

Henry James collection

  • RC0645
  • Coleção
  • 1878-1976

The collection consists of four accruals. The first accrual consists of 4 letters and 1 note from James to Edmund Gosse, 1 letter to Messrs. Clay, [?] & Taylor, 1 printed letter to his friends on the occasion of his seventieth birthday, and printed materials including the order of service for his funeral. The second and third accruals consist of adaptations of two of James' novels by other authors. The fourth accrual is a copyright registration document.

James, Henry

Virginia Woolf collection

  • RC0204
  • Coleção
  • 1879-[1977]

The collection consists of correspondence with John Lehmann, Roger Senhouse, Dora Carrington, and others; photographs taken by Lady Ottoline Morrell at Garsington, and other items. There are also two letters written by Sir Leslie Stephen to Mrs. Holman Hunt and one letter from E. M. Forster to Mr. Roberts. The collection also contained George Spater's book collection which has been catalogued.

Woolf, Virginia

W.H. Davies collection

  • RC0683
  • Coleção
  • 1905-1940

The collection contains one item, a one-page manuscript containing a two stanza poem, "The Two Flocks", signed by the author and slip-cased in a leather container.

Davies, W. H. (William Henry)

William Force Stead collection

  • RC0524
  • Coleção
  • 1909-1972

The collection consists of 6 letters, only one of which is from Stead. There is a letter from Arthur Sherbo who enclosed three of his articles on Christopher Smart. There is one manuscript page by H.W. Powell, a writer of nature notes for the Oxford Times and a typescript biographical sketch of Stead by his son, Julian. There is a pen and ink caricature of Stead done by R. D. Usherwood at Worcester College in 1931; a few news clippings, and an issue of Alumnae Journal of Trinity College which published an article by Stead about T.S. Eliot whom he had baptized into the Church of England. The collection was supplemented by books by Stead and two books belonging to him which have been catalogued.

Stead, William Force

Frederick Niven collection

  • RC0744
  • Coleção
  • 1913-1915

Collection consists of three letters all written to Martin Secker of Secker and Warburg by Niven on 2 and 16 August 1913 and 17 June 1915.

Niven, Frederick

Powys family collection

  • RC0182
  • Coleção
  • 1916-2003

The collection consists of two accruals. The first accrual consists of correspondence and publications by the brothers as well as publications about them. The accrual has been arranged into the following series: John Cowper Powys; Theodore Francis Powys; Llewelyn Powys; Writings by A.R. Powys; Writings about the Powys family and their works; Periodicals. The second accrual consists of two items, an autograph letter and postcard written by Llewelyn Powys.

Powys family

W. H. R. Rivers collection

  • RC0523
  • Coleção
  • 1973-1919

The collection consists of letters and cards. There are letters from: C. L. Dodgson (1832-1898), mathematician and author, also known as Lewis Carroll, 1873-74; Sir Francis Darwin (1848-1925), botantist and son of Charles Darwin; Sir James George Frazer (1854-1941), social anthropologist and author of The Golden Bough; Andrew Lang (1844-1912), scholar, folk-lorist, and author; Bernard Shaw (1856-1946), playwright; Arnold Bennett (1867-1931), novelist and playwright; and Sir Charles Scott Sherrington (1857-1952), neurologist and Nobel laureate. The collection also contains a letter from Arnold Bennett to Ellery Sidgwick, the editor of the Atlantic Monthly, introducing W.H.R. Rivers to him; an autograph of H. G. Wells (1866-1946), author, and other documents, including two sketches, one in pencil and one in pen and ink. There is also a typescript titled "Memories of Lewis Carroll" by Katharine Rivers, a sister of W. H. R. Rivers. The typescript was published in Library Research News, 3, no. 4 (January 1976).

Rivers, W. H. R.

Vivian de Sola Pinto collection

  • RC0795
  • Coleção
  • 1919-1957

The collection consists of the following:
7 letters and cards from Ottoline Morrell, 1919-1936, mostly undated
10 letters and cards from E.M. Forster, 1944-1957
1 photograph taken at Garsington of a group of six people: includes E.M. Forster, G. Lowes Dickinson and Frank Prewett.

Pinto, Vivian de Sola

Iris Amy Warden - Bettina Randall's Charges: A Story for Girls manuscript

  • RC0798
  • Coleção
  • 1920-1934

Bettina Randall's Charges is the second part of an illustrated story for girls which also contains seven water-coloured illustrations and another seven India ink pen-and-ink drawings.

At end of ms.: "First Part commenced 1915. Second Part finished 1920 (aged 16)". A charming period piece of the Home Front, featuring Bettina, Pixie and Trixie, Lieutenant and Mrs. Lancing, Colette, Neanette and Ronnie. Chapter 1 entitled "Belgian Flag Day" and Chapter 3 "An Air Raid". Also contains a black-and-white studio portrait of Warden herself.

Warden, Iris Amy

Frederick George Scott collection

  • RC0715
  • Coleção
  • 1925-1944

The collection consists of four poems (two copies of one) and one photograph. There are also 22 printed copies of Scott's published poems, many signed by the author, and his funeral order of service.

Scott, Frederick George

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