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Brander Matthews papers, 1877-1962

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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