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Brander Matthews papers, 1877-1962

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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Box 23 Folder 6-12 Undated/unpublished plays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