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Brander Matthews papers, 1877-1962

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Series I: Cataloged Correspondence, 1876-1926

Matthews was an influential figure in the literary and dramatic worlds of New York, Paris, and London in the late nineteenth, early twentieth century. Among his correspondents represented in the collection are William Archer, Hobart C. Chatfield-Taylor, Augustin Daly, Austin Dobson, Hamlin Garland, Bronson Howard, William Dean Howells, Henry Cabot Lodge and other prominent figures from the worlds of theater, literature, politics and society. 10 linear ft.



Box 1 Abbey, Edwin Austin


Box 1 Abbey, Mary Gertrude (Mrs.E.A.)


Box 1 Abdullah, Achmed


Box 1 Abot, E


Box 1 Adams, Charles Francis


Box 1 Adams, Herbert


Box 1 Ainger, Alfred


Box 1 Alden, Henry Mills


Box 1 Aldrich, Lilian Woodmsn (Mrs.T.B.)


Box 1 Aldrich, Thomas Bailey


Box 1 Alexander, John W.


Box 1 Ames, Winthrop


Box 1 Amory, Mathilda


Box 1 Anderson, Edward Pretot


Box 1 Anglin, Margaret


Box 1 Appleton, George J.


Box 1 Appleton, William Worthen


Box 1 Archer, Charles


Box 1 Archer, William



Box 1 & 2 Arliss, George



Box 2 Arrowsmith, J.W.


Box 2 Ashby-Sterry, Joseph


Box 2 Atherton, Gertrude


Box 2 Aubert, Louis


Box 2 Ayres, Harry Morgan


Box 2 Bacheller, Irving


Box 2 Baker, Franklin T.


Box 2 Baker, George Pierce


Box 2 Baldensperger, Fernand


Box 2 Baldwin, Charles M.


Box 2 Baldwin, Charles Sears


Box 2 Balestier, Wolcott


Box 2 Bangs, John Kendrick


Box 2 Barnard,Charles


Box 2 Barnard, Frederick Augustus Porter


Box 2 Barr, Amelia Edith


Box 2 Barrett, Lawrence


Box 2 Bashford, G. Fred


Box 2 Bassett, John D.


Box 2 Bates, Blanche


Box 2 Beckett., Harry


Box 2 Beckwith, Carol


Box 2 Beer, Thomas


Box 2 Beers, Henry Augustin


Box 2 Belasco, David


Box 2 Bell, Edward Hamilton


Box 2 Belmont, August


Box 2 Belmont, Eleanor Robson


Box 2 Benrimo, Joseph Henry McAlpin


Box 2 Benson, Sir Francis Robert


Box 2 Bernard, E.G. (Mrs. Wm. Bayle)


Box 2 Besant, Mary


Box 2 Besant, Walter


Box 2 Bigelow, John


Box 2 Bikle', Lucy Leffingwell Cable (Mrs. Henry Wolfe)


Box 2 Bishop, Joseph Bucklin


Box 2 Bishop, William Henry


Box 2 Bispham, David


Box 2 Blaikie, J.A.


Box 2 Blashfield, Edwin Howland


Box 2 Blinn, Holbrook


Box 2 Bois, Jules


Box 2 Bok, Edward W.


Box 2 Booth, Agnes


Box 2 Booth, Edwin


Box 2 Bosworth, Hobart


Box 2 Boucicault, Dion


Box 2 Bourchier, Arthur



Box 2 & 3 Boyeson, Hjalmar Hjorth



Box 3 Bradford, Gamaliel


Box 3 Bradley, Andrew Cecil


Box 3 Brady, William A.


Box 3 Brandes, George


Box 3 Brewster, William Tenney


Box 3 Bridges, Monica Waterhouse (Mrs.Robert)


Box 3 Bridgman, Walter R.


Box 3 Brieux, Eugene


Box 3 Briggs, Alanson Tuthill


Box 3 Brinton, Daniel Garrison


Box 3 Broadhurst, Thomas W.


Box 3 Brookfield, Jane Octavia (Mrs. Elton)


Box 3 Brooks, Joseph


Box 3 Brown, Henry


Box 3 Brown, Henry Collins


Box 3 Brownell, William Crarey


Box 3 Brunetiere, Ferdinand


Box 3 Brunner, Arnold W.


Box 3 Bryce, James


Box 3 Buel, Clarence Clough


Box 3 Bunner, Henry Cuyler

[See also 812M43S6, Scrapbook of Letters from H. C. Bunner]


Box 3 Burlinghame, Edward Livermore


Box 3 Burroughs, John(1837-1921)


Box 3 Burton, Richard


Box 3 Butcher, Samuel Henry


Box 3 Butler, Benjamin


Box 3 Butler, Nicholas Murray


Box 3 Cable,George Washington


Box 3 Calkins, Ernest Elmo


Box 3 Calvert, Louis


Box 3 Canby, Henry Seidel


Box 3 Carleton, Will


Box 3 Carman, Bliss


Box 3 Carnegie, Andrew


Box 3 Carnegie, Mrs. Louis W.


Box 3 Carr, Joseph William Comyns


Box 3 Carvell, G.F.


Box 3 Casey, Francis de Sales


Box 3 Cawein, Madison


Box 3 Chadwick, George Whitefield


Box 3 Chambers, Sir Edmund Kerchever


Box 3 Chambers, Raymond Wilson


Box 3 Chandler, Frank Wadleigh



Box 4 Chatfield-Taylor, Hobart Chatfield


Box 4 Choate, Joseph H.


Box 4 Church, William Conant


Box 4 Churchill, Winston


Box 4 Claretie, Jules


Box 4 Clark, Joseph Ignatius Constantine


Box 4 Claxton, Kate


Box 4 Clemens., Olivia Langdon (Mrs. Samuel L.)


Box 4 Clemens, Samuel L.


Box 4 Cobb, Irvin S.


Box 4 Coburn, Charles


Box 4 Coghlan, Charles Francis


Box 4 Coleman, John


Box 4 Coles, J. Ackermn


Box 4 Colvin, Sidney


Box 4 Conkling, Roscoe


Box 4 Conway, Hart


Box 4 Conway, Martin


Box 4 Conway, Moncure D.


Box 4 Coogan, James J.


Box 4 Coombes, George J.


Box 4 Copeaux, Jacques


Box 4 Coquelin, Benoit Constant



Box 5 Corbin, John


Box 5 Cortissoz, Royal


Box 5 Cox, Kenyan


Box 5 Coxon, Ethel


Box 5 Crane, Ella Chloe Myers (Mrs.Wm.H.)


Box 5 Crane, Stephen


Box 5 Crane, William H.


Box 5 Crawford, F. Marion


Box 5 Crolly, C.C.


Box 5 Crossman, Henrietta


Box 5 Crothers, Samuel McChord


Box 5 Curtis, Charles G.


Box 5 Cushing, Charles P.


Box 5 Dacre, Arthur


Box 5 Daley, Augustin


Box 5 Davenport, Eva


Box 5 Davenport, Harry


Box 5 Davis, Richard Harding


Box 5 DeForest, John William


Box 5 DeKay, Charles


Box 5 deKoven, Reginald


Box 5 DeMille, Anna George


Box 5 DeMille, William C.


Box 5 DeVinne, Theodore L.


Box 5 Dickson, Frederick S.


Box 5 Dillingham, Charles B


Box 5 Dobson, Alban



Box 5 & 6 Dobson, Austin



Box 6 Dobson, Augusta-Mary Rachel


Box 6 Dobson, Frances Mary Beardmore(Mrs. Austin)


Box 6 Dodd, Mead & Co.


Box 6 Dole, Nathan H.


Box 6 Donnay, Maurice


Box 6 Dow, David McKenzie


Box 6 Drew, John


Box 6 Drisler, Henry


Box 6 Dufferin and Ava, Frederick Temple


Box 6 Dyas, Ada


Box 6 Eaton, Walter P.


Box 6 Eddy, Frederick B.


Box 6 Edson, C.L.


Box 6 Edwards, Hy (Harry)


Box 6 Egan, Maurice Francis


Box 6 Eggleston, Edward


Box 6 Eggleston, George Cary


Box 6 Elliott, Maxine


Box 6 English, Thomas Dunn


Box 6 Ethel, Agnes


Box 6 Faversham, William


Box 6 Fawcett, Edgar


Box 6 Felton, Cornelius Conway


Box 6 Ferrar, John


Box 6 Field, Eugene


Box 6 Field, Kate


Box 6 Field, Roswell Martin


Box 6 Field, William B. Osgood



Box 7 Finch, Francis Miles


Box 7 Fish, Stuyvesant


Box 7 Fiske, Minnie Maddern


Box 7 Fitch, Clyde


Box 7 Fitzmaurice-Kelly, James


Box 7 Forbes-Robertson, Gertrude


Box 7 Forbes-Robertson, Ian


Box 7 Forbes-Robertson, Johnston


Box 7 Ford, James L.


Box 7 Ford, Mary


Box 7 Ford, Paul Leicester


Box 7 Fox, John, Jr.


Box 7 Frantzius, Fritz von


Box 7 Frawley, T. Daniel


Box 7 French, Daniel Chester


Box 7 French, Lillie Hamilton


Box 7 French, Samuel


Box 7 Frohman, Daniel


Box 7 Furness, Horace Howard, Jr.



Box 7 & 8 Garland, Hamlin



Box 8 Garrison, Ella


Box 8 Gayley, Charles Mills


Box 8 George, Grace


Box 8 George, Robert


Box 8 Giddings, Franklin H.


Box 8 Gilbert, Cass


Box 8 Gilder, Helena deKay (Mrs.Rochard Watson)


Box 8 Gilder, Jeannette L.


Box 8 Gilder, Joseph B.


Box 8 Gilder, Richard Watson


Box 8 Giles, Peter


Box 8 Gillette, William


Box 8 Gilmare, Frank


Box 8 Gilman, Charlotte Perkins Stetson


Box 8 Gilman, Daniel Coit


Box 8 Godfrey, Walter H.


Box 8 Godkin, Edwin Lawrence


Box 8 Godwin, Edward William


Box 8 Godwin, Harold


Box 8 Goodell, Thomas D.


Box 8 Goodman, Jules Eckert


Box 8 Goodwin, Nathaniel Carl


Box 8 Gosse, Edmund


Box 8 Gottheil, Richard


Box 8 Grant, Robert


Box 8 Granville-Baker, Harley


Box 8 Graves, Henry


Box 8 Gray, Agnes E.


Box 8 Greene, Francis V.


Box 8 Greenslet, Ferris


Box 8 Greet, Ben


Box 8 Grein, James Thomas


Box 8 Grismer, Joseph Rhode


Box 8 Grundy, Sydney


Box 8 Guild, Thatcher Howland


Box 8 Guiterman, Arthur


Box 8 Guthrie, Anstey


Box 8 Habberton, John


Box 8 Hackett, James K


Box 8 Hadley, Arthur Twi@


Box 8 Hagen, Claude L.


Box 8 Haggard, Rider


Box 8 Hake, Egmont A.


Box 8 Hale, Edward Everett


Box 8 Hall, Stanley G.



Box 8 & 9 Hamilton, Clayton



Box 9 Hampden, Walter


Box 9 Hankin, St. John


Box 9 Hanlon, George


Box 9 Hapgood, Norman


Box 9 Harle, Hugh C.


Box 9 Harper, Joseph Henry


Box 9 Harrigan, Edward


Box 9 Harrigan, Mrs. Edward


Box 9 Harris, Joel Chandler


Box 9 Hart, Albert Bushnell


Box 9 Hartmann, Sadakichi


Box 9 Harvey, George Brinton McClellan


Box 9 Hastings, Thomas


Box 9 Hazleton, George C.


Box 9 Henley, William Ernest


Box 9 Herfor, Oliver


Box 9 Herrick, Robert


Box 9 Hibbard, George


Box 9 Hibben, John Grier


Box 9 Higginson, Margaret W.


Box 9 Higginson, Thomas Wentworth


Box 9 Hinman, Russell


Box 9 Hitchcock, Ripley


Box 9 Holland, David B.


Box 9 Holland, E.M.


Box 9 Holmes, Oliver Wendell


Box 9 Holt, Henry


Box 9 Hood, William


Box 9 Hooker, Brian


Box 9 Houdini, Harry



Box 10 Howard, Bronson


Box 10 Howard, Sidney


Box 10 Howe, Edgar Watson


Box 10 Howe, Julia Ward


Box 10 Howells, John Mead


Box 10 Howells, Mildred


Box 10 Hoyt, Charles



Box 10 & 11 Howells, William Dean



Box 11 Hughes, Rupert


Box 11 Humphreys, Alex C.


Box 11 Huneker, James Gordon


Box 11 Hunt, T.F.


Box 11 Hunt, William


Box 11 Huntington, Archer M.


Box 11 Hutchinson, Thomas


Box 11 Hutton, Eleanor V.


Box 11 Hutton, Lawrence


Box 11 Ingersoll, Ernest


Box 11 Ingersoll, William


Box 11 Ireland, Alexander


Box 11 Ireland, Joseph N.


Box 11 Irving, Henry


Box 11 Irving, Lawrence


Box 11 Irwin, Wallace


Box 11 Irwin, Will


Box 11 Jagemann, Hans Carl Gunter von


Box 11 James, Henry


Box 11 James, Louis L.


Box 11 Janvier, Catharine A.


Box 11 Jerome, William T.


Box 11 Jesperson, Otto


Box 11 Jessop, George H.


Box 11 Jewett, Sara


Box 11 Johnson, Robert Underwood


Box 11 Johnson, Rossiter


Box 11 Johnson, Willard D.



Box 11 & 12 Jones, Henry Arthur



Box 12 Jones, Richard


Box 12 Jones, Robert Edmund


Box 12 Jusserand, Jean Jules


Box 12 Keep, Elizabeth


Box 12 Keppel, Frederick P.


Box 12 Kester., Paul


Box 12 Kimball, Arthur R.


Box 12 Kinnaird, Arthur Fitzgerald


Box 12 Kipling, Caroline (Mrs. Rudyard)


Box 12 Kipling, Elsie


Box 12 Kipling, Rudyard



Box 13 Kirk, John Foster


Box 13 Klaw, Marc


Box 13 Klein, Charles


Box 13 Kure, B.


Box 13 LaFarge, John


Box 13 LaFollette, Robert


Box 13 Lampton, William J.


Box 13 Lang, Andrew


Box 13 Lanigan, George Thomas


Box 13 Lanson, Gustave


Box 13 Lathrop, George Parsons


Box 13 Lawrence, William John


Box 13 Lawrence, William Witherle


Box 13 Learned, Walter


Box 13 Lee, Sidney


Box 13 Lefevre, Edwin


Box 13 LeGallienne, Richard


Box 13 LeMoyne, Sarah Cowell


Box 13 Lewis, James


Box 13 Locker-Lampson, Frederick


Box 13 Locker-Lampson, Hannah Jane



Box 13 & 14 Lodge, Henry Cabot (1850-1924)



Box 14 Loftie, William John


Box 14 Logan, Celia


Box 14 Long, John L.


Box 14 Longman, Charles James


Box 14 Longmans, Green & Co.


Box 14 Lounsbury, Thomas Raynesford



Box 14 & 15 Low, Seth



Box 15 Lowe, Robert A.


Box 15 Lowell, A Lawrence


Box 15 Lowell, Sydney


Box 15 Ludemann, Alfred


Box 15 Lummis, Charles F.


Box 15 Mabie, Hamilton Wright


Box 15 Macalister, Donald


Box 15 McCutcheon, George Barr


Box 15 McClellan, George Brinton


Box 15 MacDowell, Edward


Box 15 McDowell, Henry Barden


Box 15 McIlvaine, Clarence W.


Box 15 MacKay, Clarence H.


Box 15 Mackay, Frank F.


Box 15 MacKaye, Percy


Box 15 McMahon, Una


Box 15 McMaster, John B.


Box 15 McVicker, J.H.


Box 15 Magnus, Julian


Box 15 Magruder, Julia


Box 15 Mahan, Alfred Thayer


Box 15 Malevinsky, Moses L.


Box 15 Malone, John T.


Box 15 Manley, John M.


Box 15 Mantle, Burns


Box 15 Mantzius, Karl


Box 15 Marbury, Elizabeth


Box 15 Marks, Stacy H.


Box 15 Marquis, Don


Box 15 Marshall, Henry R.


Box 15 Martin, Edward Sandford


Box 15 Martin-Harvey, John


Box 15 Massenet, Jules


Box 15 Masson, Frederick


Box 15 Masson, Thomas L.


Box 15 Matthews, Ada S. (Mrs. Brander)



Box 15 & 16 Matthews, Brander



Box 16 Matthews, Edith V. Brander


Box 16 Maurice, Arthur Bartlett


Box 16 Maxim, Hudson


Box 16 Mayfield, John S.


Box 16 Mayo, Frank


Box 16 Meeks, Raymond


Box 16 Mencken, Henry Louis


Box 16 Merrill, Stuart


Box 16 Merwin, Samuel


Box 16 Meyer, Paul


Box 16 Meynall, Percy


Box 16 Middleton, George


Box 16 Miller, Henry


Box 16 Millet, Francis Davis


Box 16 Mitchell, Grant


Box 16 Mitchell, John Ames


Box 16 Mitchell, Langdon E.


Box 16 Mitchell, Silas Weir


Box 16 Moderwell, Hiram Kelly


Box 16 Modjeska, Helena


Box 16 Monkhouse, Cosmo


Box 16 Monval, Leon


Box 16 Morange, Edward A.


Box 16 Morazzoni, Giuseppe


Box 16 More, Paul E.


Box 16 Morford, Henry


Box 16 Morley, Christopher


Box 16 Morris, Lloyd R.


Box 16 Morrison, Charlotte


Box 16 Morrison, Lewis


Box 16 Moses, Montrose J.


Box 16 Mulholland, John


Box 16 Munroe, Kirk


Box 16 Munsey, Frank A.


Box 16 Murray, Gilbert


Box 16 Murray, John


Box 16 Nakamura, Kichizo


Box 16 Nast, Thomas


Box 16 Neill, James


Box 16 Nelson, (Miss) F. E.


Box 16 Nelson, Henry Loomis


Box 16 Neville, Henry Gartside


Box 16 Newbolt, Henry


Box 16 Newcomer, Alice K.


Box 16 Nicholson, Meredith


Box 16 Noguchi, Yone


Box 16 Norcross, John E.


Box 16 Norman, Henry


Box 16 Olin, Reeves and Montgomery


Box 16 Opper, Frederick Burr


Box 16 Omonde, Eugene


Box 16 Osgood, James Ripley


Box 16 Owen, William F.


Box 16 Owens, John E.


Box 16 Ozawa Yoshikuni


Box 16 Page, L.C. & Co.


Box 16 Page, Thomas Nelson


Box 16 Page, Walter


Box 16 Paine, Albert Bigelow


Box 16 Palmer, Albert Marshman


Box 16 Palmer, Courtlandt


Box 16 Palmer, Frederick


Box 16 Parker, Gilbert


Box 16 Parker Henry Taylor


Box 16 Parker, Horatio


Box 16 Parlow, Kathleen


Box 16 Payne, John


Box 16 Payne, Will


Box 16 Peck, Harry Thurston


Box 16 Penfield, Edward


Box 16 Pennell, Elizabeth Robins


Box 16 Perry, Bliss



Box 16 & 17 Phelps, William Lyon



Box 17 Pinero, Arthur Wing


Box 17 Pinker, James B.


Box 17 Polk, William Mecklenburg


Box 17 Pollock, Channing


Box 17 Pollock, Sir Francis


Box 17 Pollock, Walter H.


Box 17 Pool, Frank J.


Box 17 Porter, Fitz John


Box 17 Porter, Horace


Box 17 Post, Louis F.


Box 17 Potter, Henry Codman


Box 17 Potter, Paul Meredith


Box 17 Pound, Ezra


Box 17 Presbrey, Eugene W.


Box 17 Price, Thomas R.


Box 17 Putnam, George Haven


Box 17 Putnam, Irving


Box 17 Pyle, Howard


Box 17 Radin, Herman G.


Box 17 Rae, William Fraser


Box 17 Randall, James Ryder


Box 17 Raymond, John T.


Box 17 Reed. Roland


Box 17 Remington, Frederic


Box 17 Rennert, Hugo A.


Box 17 Repplier, Agnes


Box 17 Rhodes, James F.


Box 17 Rice, Cale Young


Box 17 Rice, Wallace


Box 17 Richards, Grant


Box 17 Riggs, Arthur Stanley


Box 17 Riggs, Mrs. Kate


Box 17 Roberts, Morley


Box 17 Robson, Stuart


Box 17 Roosevelt, Edith Kermit


Box 17 Roosevelt, Theodore


Box 17 Rosenfeld, Sydney


Box 17 Rosenthal, Ludwig


Box 17 Royce, Joseph


Box 17 Ruckstull, Fred Wallinton


Box 17 Russell-Yorke, Annie


Box 17 Russell, Sol Smith


Box 17 Sadler, Sir Michael Ernest


Box 17 Saintsbury, George


Box 17 Saltus, Edgar


Box 17 Saltus, Francis S.


Box 17 Sangster, Margaret Elizabeth


Box 17 Sarasate y Navasues, Pablo Martin Melitonde


Box 17 Sarcey, Francisque


Box 17 Schauffler, Robert Haven


Box 17 Schertz, Helen Pitkin



Box 18 Schoepel, Agnes


Box 18 Scollard, Clinton


Box 18 Scott, Fred Newton


Box 18 Scribner, Charles


Box 18 Sedgwick, Henry Dwight


Box 18 Sedgwick, William T.


Box 18 Seymour, William


Box 18 Shackleford, John


Box 18 Sheffauer Herman George


Box 18 Sheridan Richard Brinsley (1809-88)


Box 18 Sherman, Frank Dempster


Box 18 Sherman, Stuart P.


Box 18 Shipman, Louis


Box 18 Shorey, Paul


Box 18 Simms, Edward


Box 18 Skinner, Otis


Box 18 Sladen, Douglas


Box 18 Sloane, William Milligan


Box 18 Smith, C. Alphonso


Box 18 Smith, Logan Pearsall


Box 18 Smith, Munroe


Box 18 Snyder, Frank M.


Box 18 Sousa, John Philip


Box 18 Spingarn, Joel Ellis


Box 18 Stanford, Sir Charles Villiers


Box 18 Stedman, Edmund Clarence


Box 18 Stedman, Laura


Box 18 Stimson, Frederick Jessop


Box 18 Stockton, Francis Richard


Box 18 Stoddard, Charles Warren


Box 18 Stoddard, Francis Hovey


Box 18 Stoker, Bram


Box 18 Story, William Westmore


Box 18 Stratton-Porter, Gene


Box 18 Street, Julian


Box 18 Sturges, Jonathan


Box 18 Sturgis, Russell


Box 18 Sutro, Alfred


Box 18 Symons, Arthur


Box 18 Taber, Robert


Box 18 Tedder., Henry Richard


Box 18 Terhune, Albert Payson


Box 18 Terhune,, Mary Virginia (Hawes)



Box 18 & 19 Thayer, William R.



Box 19 Thomas, A. E.


Box 19 Thomas, Augustus


Box 19 Thompson, Henry


Box 19 Thorndike, Ashley Horace


Box 19 Thorne, Charles R., Jr.


Box 19 Ticknor, Benjamin H.


Box 19 Tilley, Arthur


Box 19 Titherington, Richard Handsfield


Box 19 Tourgee, Aimee


Box 19 Townsend, Horace


Box 19 Towse, John Ranken


Box 19 Tree, H. Beerbohm


Box 19 Trent, William


Box 19 Twichell, Joseph M.


Box 19 Tyler, Moses Coit


Box 19 Unwin, T. Fisher


Box 19 Van Dyke, Henry


Box 19 Van Dyke, John Charles


Box 19 Vedder, Elihu


Box 19 Vezin, Hermann


Box 19 Viele, Herman Knickerbocker


Box 19 Villard, Henry


Box 19 Waddington, Samuel


Box 19 Walker, Alfred


Box 19 Walkley, Arthur Bingham


Box 19 Wallack, Arthur


Box 19 Wallack, Lester


Box 19 Ward, Adolphus William


Box 19 Ward, Fannie Batchelder (Mrs. C. Montagu)


Box 19 Ware, Helen


Box 19 Warfield, David


Box 19 Warner, Charles Dudley


Box 19 Warner, John E.


Box 19 Watson, Henry Brereton Marriott


Box 19 Welcker, Adair


Box 19 Wells, Carolyn


Box 19 Wendell, Barrett


Box 19 Wendell, Evert Jansen


Box 19 Westerfield, Paul


Box 19 Wheeler, Benjamin Ide


Box 19 Whiffen, Blanche


Box 19 Whiffen, Thomas



Box 20 White, Andrew D.


Box 20 White, Gleason


Box 20 White, J. William


Box 20 White, Stanford


Box 20 White, Stuart Edward


Box 20 White, William Allen


Box 20 Whitman, Walt


Box 20 Whitridge, Lucy T.


Box 20 Wilde, Percival


Box 20 Willard, Edward Smith


Box 20 Williams, James


Box 20 Williams, Thomas H.


Box 20 Wilson, Francis


Box 20 Wilson, Woodrow


Box 20 Wilstach, Frank Jenners


Box 20 Wilstach, Paul


Box 20 Winter, Jefferson


Box 20 Winter, William


Box 20 Wister, Owen


Box 20 Woodberry, George E.


Box 20 Worthington, John


Box 20 Wright, Frederich Amaziah


Box 20 Yamamoto, Kuzaburo


Box 20 Zola, Emile

Series II: Writings

This series contains notes, typescripts, contracts, book reviews, articles and clippings. The material is arranged chronologically within 9 subseries: Fiction, Plays, Verse, Biographies, Essays and Critiques, Pamphlets, Books edited, Introductions, Articles and Lectures. 1871-1923, 3.5 linear feet


Subseries II.1: Bibliography



Box 20 Bibliography


Subseries II.2: Fiction



Flat Box 233 Folder Scrapbook Vol. 1 Robert Bright, May 29, 1875, 1 scrapbook



Box 20 The Last Meeting, 1885


Box 20 A Secret of the Sea, 1886



Box 21 Folder 1 A Family Tree, 1889-1890


Box 21 Folder 2 With My Friends, 1891


Box 21 Folder 3 Tom Spaulding, 1892


Box 21 Folder 4 Story of a Story, 1893


Box 21 Folder 5 Vignettes of Manhattan, 1894, 1921-1923


Box 21 Folder 6 Royal Marine, 1894


Box 21 Folder 6 The Sin of the Father, 1894


Box 21 Folder 7 Tales of Fantasy and Fact, 1896


Box 21 Folder 8 His Father's Son, 1896


Box 21 Folder 9 Outlines in Local Color, 1897


Box 21 Folder 10 A Confident Tomorrow, 1899

[See also X812M43/P]


Box 21 Folder 11 Action and the Word, 1900


Box 21 Folder 12 Vistas of New York, 1912


Box 21 Folder 13 These Many Years, 1917


Box 21 Folder 14 Copyrights assigned by Harper and Brothers, 1921


Box 21 Folder 15 Notes for picaresque novel about New York


Subseries II.3: Plays


Box 21 Folder 16 On Probation, 1871

[See also X812M43/M, Plays in 4 vol.]



Box 22 Folder 1 On Probation, 1889


Box 22 Folder 2 & 3 Margery's Lovers, 1884


Box 22 Folder 4 The Partnership, 1884

[Written with H. L. Bunner]


Box 22 Folder 5 The Irish Brigade, 1886


Box 22 Folder 6 & 7 A Gold Mine, 1887


Box 22 Folder 8 This Picture and That, 1887-1894


Box 22 Folder 9 The Decision of the Court, 1893


Box 22 Folder 10 Notes for Nat Goodwin portrayal, 19 May 1898



Box 23 Folder 1 Peter Stuyvesant, 1899


Box 23 Folder 3 The Selfish Mr. Selbourne, c.1904


Box 23 Folder 4 High Spirits, 1905


Box 23 Folder 5 What Shall It Profit, 1907


Box 23 Folder 6-12 Undated/unpublished plays


Subseries II.4: Verse



Box 24 Folder 1 Fugitives From Justice, other verses, 1912


Subseries II.5: Biographies


Box 24 Folder 2 Moliere: His Life and Works, 1910


Box 24 Folder 3 Shakspere as a Playwright, 1916


Subseries II.6: Essays and Criticism


Box 24 Folder 4 The Theatres of Paris, 1880


Box 24 Folder 5 French Dramatists, 1881


Box 24 Folder 6 Home Library [under the name Arthur Penn], 1883


Box 24 Folder 7 Pen and Ink, 1888


Box 24 Folder 8 Americanisms and Briticisms, 1892


Box 24 Folder 9 Studies of the Stage, 1894


Box 24 Folder 10 Bookbinding Old and New, 1895


Box 24 Folder 11 Books and Playbooks, 1895


Box 24 Folder 12 Aspects of Fiction, 1896


Box 24 Folder 13 Introduction to American Literature, 1893-1918



Box 25 Folder 1 The Historical Novel; Parts of Speech, 1901


Box 25 Folder 2 Development of the Drama, 1803

[See also X812M43/P5]


Box 25 Folder 3 Recreations of an Anthologist, 1804


Box 25 Folder 4 Inquiries and Opinion, 1907


Box 25 Folder 5 The American of the Future, 1909


Box 25 Folder 6 A Study of the Drama, 1910


Box 25 Folder 7 A Study of Versification, 1911


Box 25 Folder 8 Gateways to Literature, 1912 & 1913


Box 25 Folder 9 Book About the Theater, 1916


Box 25 Folder 10 Principles of Playmaking, 1919


Box 25 Folder 11 Essays on English, 1921


Box 25 Folder 12 Playwrights on Playmaking, 1923


Box 25 Folder 13 Tocsin of Revolt, 1924


Box 25 Folder 14 Essays idea


Subseries II.7: Pamphlets


Box 25 Folder 15 The Philosophy of the Short Story, 1901


Box 25 Notes on Speechmaking, 1901


Box 25 American Characters, 1906


Box 25 On Acting, 1914


Box 25 Venetian Glass


Subseries II.8: Books edited


Box 25 Folder 16 Comedies for Amateur Acting, 1879

[See also X812M43/S62, An editorial correspondence: Brander Matthews to Munro]


Box 25 Folder 16 Poems of American Patriotism, 1882


Box 25 Folder 16 Actors and Actresses (written with Laurence Hutton), 1886


Box 25 Folder 16 The Dramatic Essays of Charles Lamb, 1892


Box 25 Folder 17 American Familiar Verse, 1904


Box 25 Folder 18 The Short Story, 1908

[See also X812M43/S62. An editorial correspondence: Matthews to Munro]



Box 26 Folder 1 Lope de Vega's The New Art of Writing Plays, 1914


Box 26 Oxford Book of American Essays, 1914


Box 26 Dramatic Museum, 2nd series, 1915


Box 26 Dramatic Museum, 3rd series, 1916


Box 26 Chief European Dramatists, 1916


Box 26 Folder 2 Chief British Dramatists, 1924


Box 26 Folder 3 Poems About Players, 1915


Subseries II.9: Introductions


Box 26 Folder 4 Whitcomb, S. L. Chronological Outlines of American Literature, 1894


Subseries II.10: Articles and Lectures


Box 26 Folder 5 "Memories of Edwin Booth" -- "Cleopatra's Nose" -- "Critics and Creators" -- "Doctor Johnson as a Conversationalist" -- "The Dunlap Society", 1914


Box 26 Folder 6 "Grolier Club" -- "Howlers"


Box 26 Folder 7 "Negro Minstrelsy, The Decline and Fall of" -- "New York by a New Yorker, Notes on" -- "President's English" -- "Punch and Judy"


Box 26 Folder 8 "Sayings of a Philosopher" -- "Show Business" -- "Sky-Pilots" -- "Spelling" -- "The Swift Passing of the Humorists" -- "Twain, Memories of Mark"


Box 26 Folder 9 "Unanswerable Questions" -- "Variety Show" -- "What is Pure English?" -- "Wine, Woman, and Money",, 1915


Box 26 Folder 10 Magazine articles, 1881-1903



Box 27 Folder 1 & 2 Magazine articles, 1904-1926


Box 27 Folder 3-6 Lectures

Series III: Notes, 1872-1924

This series is divided into three subseries: Author files, Subject files and Drama. It contains notes, clippings and articles on subjects in which Matthews had an interest. The notes are often written on small scraps of paper. Matthews would jot down any idea as soon as it occurred to him and throw it into a drawer "where I keep all such stray thoughts." Eventually he would organize these scraps and file them in envelopes. He considered each envelope "a story, or an essay in process of hatching." The files are arranged alphabetically within subseries. 6 linear feet


Subseries III.1: Author Files



Box 27 Folder 7 Aeschylus, [n.d.]



Box 28 Folder 1 T. B. Aldrich -- William Archer -- Aristophanes -- Emile Augier -- Jane Austen,, [n.d.]


Box 28 Folder 2 Balzac -- Beaumarchais -- Bjornson -- Boccaccio


Box 28 Folder 3 Bourget -- Charlotte Bronte -- Browning -- William Cullen Bryant


Box 28 Folder 4 Calderon -- Cellini -- Cervantes -- James Fennimore Cooper -- Corneille -- George W. Curtis


Box 28 Folder 5 Samuel Clemens (Mark Twain)


Box 28 Folder 6 Gabriele D'Annunzio -- Daudet -- Georges Daudin -- Defoe



Box 29 Folder 1 Dickens -- Dryden -- Dumas pere -- Dumas fils,, [n.d.]


Box 29 Folder 2 Echegaray -- Maria Edgeworth -- George Eliot


Box 29 Folder 3 Ralph Waldo Emerson


Box 29 Folder 4 Euripides


Box 29 Folder 5 Octave Feuillet -- Fielding -- Stephen Foster -- Anatole France -- Benjamin Franklin


Box 29 Folder 6 Goethe -- Goldsmith


Box 29 Folder 7 Fitz-Greene Halleck and Joseph Rodman Drake -- Thomas Hardy -- Bret Harte -- Gerhart Hauptmann -- Hawthorne


Box 29 Oliver Wendell Holmes



Box 30 Folder 1 William Dean Howells, [n.d.]


Box 30 Folder 2 Victor Hugo


Box 30 Folder 3 Ibsen


Box 30 Folder 4 Washington Irving


Box 30 Folder 5 Henry James -- Kotzebue -- Madame de Lafayette -- Le Sage -- Lessing -- Abraham Lincoln -- Lope de Vega


Box 30 Folder 6 Rudyard Kipling


Box 30 Folder 7 Longfellow


Box 30 Folder 8 James Russell Lowell



Box 31 Folder 1 James Russell Lowell, [n.d.]


Box 31 Folder 2 Maeterlinck -- Marivaux -- Philip Massinger -- Maupassant -- Melville -- Meredith


Box 31 Folder 3-5 Moliere



Box 32 Folder 1 Francis Parkman, 1872-1923


Box 32 Folder 2 Stephen Phillips -- Plautus


Box 32 Folder 3 Edgar Allan Poe


Box 32 Folder 4 Rabelais -- Racine -- Richardson -- Reynard -- Charles Reade -- Edmond Rostand -- Saint Pierre -- Victorien Sardou


Box 32 Folder 5 Walter Scott


Box 32 Folder 6 Eugene Scribe -- Seneca -- George Bernard Shaw -- Shakespeare


Box 32 Folder 7 & 8 Richard Brinsley Sheridan



Box 33 Folder 1 Smollet -- Sophocles -- Herbert Spencer -- Sterne -- Robert Louis Stevenson


Box 33 Folder 2 Harriet Beecher Stowe -- Herman Sudermann -- Swift -- Terence -- Thackeray


Box 33 Folder 3 Thoreau -- Tolstoi -- Trollope -- Turgenev -- Voltaire -- Wagner -- Walpole


Box 33 Folder 4 Daniel Webster -- Whitman -- Whittier; Zola


Subseries III.2: Subject Files

Includes articles, clippings, exams and notes


Box 33 Folder 5-8 Advertising and Posers, 1901-1920


Box 33 Folder 6 & 7 American Literature


Box 33 Folder 8 American/British Relations -- Americans on Guard -- Anecdotes



Box 34 Folder 1 Books -- Characterization -- Colonial period -- Comparative literature -- Criticism -- De Senectute,, 1879-1924


Box 34 Folder 2 Dialog writing


Box 34 Folder 3 Essays -- Figures of Speech -- Gesta Romanorum -- Historians -- Idealism -- Inventions -- Journalism


Box 34 Folder 4 Lecturing -- Literary Evolution -- Longman's Publishing House -- Magic -- Man elevator -- Marie Antoinette -- Masterpieces


Box 34 Folder 5 Miscellaneous


Box 34 Folder 6 Morality in Fiction and Drama -- Names for characters -- Negro minstrel song -- Niagara Falls -- Non-Americans -- Novel



Box 35 Folder 1 Orators -- Plagiarism -- Poems -- Puppets,, 1881-1922


Box 35 Folder 2 & 3 Quotations


Box 35 Folder 4 Revolutionary Period; Romances


Box 35 Folder 5 Short Story


Box 35 Folder 6 Spelling -- Style -- Titles -- Transcendentalism -- War


Box 35 Folder 7 Writing


Subseries III.3: Drama files


Box 35 Folder 8 Drama, 1902-1915



Box 36 Folder 1 American Drama, 1881-1923


Box 36 Folder 2 Acting -- Actor's memories -- Acts -- Audience


Box 36 Folder 3 Conventions


Box 36 Folder 4 Criticism, Development of


Box 36 Folder 5 Failures


Box 36 Folder 6 Fiction; Folk theater; Greek Comedy


Box 36 Folder 7 Greek Drama


Box 36 Folder 8 & 9 Indexes [Very brittle, request assistance]


Box 36 Folder 10 Italy


Box 36 Folder 11 Medieval Theater



Box 37 Folder 1 Morality plays, 1885-1909


Box 37 Folder 2 Nineteenth Century Drama


Box 37 Folder 3 One-act play -- Political play -- Pantomime -- Repertory theater


Box 37 Folder 4 Renewal of Drama


Box 37 Folder 5 Roman Drama


Box 37 Folder 6 Spanish Drama


Box 37 Folder 7 Scene painting


Box 37 Folder 8 Stage design -- Stage life -- Stage management -- Stroller and farces -- Survivals


Box 37 Folder 9 Words and phrases of the theater



Flat Box 233 Scrapbook on playwrights, 1903-1910, 1 volume

Series IV: Works by Others, 1879-1923

This series contains articles, manuscripts, poetry, essays, and autographs by other authors. 0.5 linear feet



Box 38 Folder 2 John Kendrick Bang -- Joseph M. Beatty -- Edward Hamilton Bell -- Robert Bridges -- Henry Cuyler Bunner,, 1883-1923


Box 38 Folder 3 Andrew Carnegie -- Samuel Clemons (Mark Twain) -- Thomas Stephens Collier -- Austin Dobson -- John Erskine


Box 38 Folder 4 Emile Faguet -- Joseph Smith Fletcher -- Richard Watson Gilder -- Arthur Goodrich -- Ferris Greenslett -- James Ketelas Hackett -- Thomas Wentworth Higginson -- William Dean Howells -- Philip Curtis Humphrey -- Thomas Hutchinson


Box 38 Folder 5 George Henry Jessop -- Henry Arthur Jones -- Andrew Lang


Box 38 Folder 6 George Parsons Lathrop; George Henry Lewes


Box 38 Don Marquis



Flat Box 234 Dobson, Austin At the Sign of the Lyre, New York: Henry Holt, 1885, 1 Volume [Ms.]



Box 39 Folder 1 M. L. Mayer -- Lillian Nordica -- Thomas Buchanan Read -- Robert Francis St. Clair Rosslyn -- John William Rogers -- Frank Dempster Sherman -- Monroe Smith -- Nichol Smith -- Ashley Horace Thorndike ,, 1879-1912

Series V: Personal files, 1827-1962

This series contains photographs, menus, ticket stubs, club rosters, scrapbooks, and other Matthews memorabilia. It includes items Matthews used to refresh his memory when writing his autobiographyThese Many Years. There are also research notes from a 1961-1962 study by Herbert Kleinfeld. 2 linear feet.



Box 39 Folder 2 Memorabilia used in These Many Years, 1827-1967

[See also X812M43/P53, Diaries, 1871-1994. Diary portions have been removed from 1871-1881; and 812M43/S, Journal begun December 21, 1928]


Box 39 Folder 3 Bibliography -- Dedication of bust -- Eulogy in 1929 by George Clinton Odell


Box 39 Folder 4 Photographs and drawings of Brander Matthews


Box 39 Folder 5 Bookplate

[ See also Box 41: woodblock of bookplate]


Box 39 Folder 6 Prints and pictures


Box 39 Folder 7 Ada Smith Matthews [stage name Ada Harland], photographs and playbill


Box 39 Folder 8 Theater tickets, 1905-1910


Box 39 Folder 9 & 10 Clubs: rosters and membership form from the Atheneum Club and the Round Table Dining Club -- Dunlap Society membership letters



Box 40 Folder 1 American Academy of Arts and Letters, 1910-1916

[See also Scrapbooks X812M43/BS and X812M43/BC. Both contain menus, letters, invitations, and autographs dating from 1884-1907]


Box 40 Folder 2 Menus and greeting cards, 1885-1907


Box 40 Folder 3-5 Herbert Kleinfeld research notes, 1961-1962



Box 41 Mementos, [n.d.], 1 Loving cup, 1 woodblock of bookplate

Series VI: Scrapbooks



Flat Box 233 # 1: Robert Bright, May 29, 1875, 1 volume


Flat Box 233 # 2: Theatrical Notes, 1 volume


Flat Box 233 # 3: Scrapbook of newspaper clippings re. Brander Matthews, 1869-1926, 1 volume



Flat Box 234 # 4: Clippings scrapbook, obituaries and reminiscences, 1929, 1 volume


Flat Box 234 # 5: Theater Scrapbook, 1923-1925