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Brander Matthews papers, 1877-1962

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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