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William Henry Waldo Sabine papers, 1797-1994, bulk 1920-1994

Summary Information

At a Glance

Call No.: MS#1097
Bib ID 4078403 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Sabine, William H. W. (William Henry Waldo), 1903-1994
Title William Henry Waldo Sabine papers, 1797-1994, bulk 1920-1994
Physical Description 8 linear feet (17 boxes)
Language(s) English .
Access

This collection has no restrictions.

The following boxes are located off-site: 2-17. You will need to request this material from the Rare Book and Manuscript Library at least three business days in advance to use the collection in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room.

Arrangement

Arrangement

Selected materials cataloged; remainder arranged. Collection is arranged in 5 series. Box l, Literature; Box 2, Parapsychology; Box 3-4, History; Boxes 5-16, Diaries & Scrapbooks; Box 17, Commonplace book & books by Sabine.

Description

Summary

1992-1995 Additions: 138 volumes of his diaries, 1920-1994, have been added, as well as 12 letters from W.A. Craigie concerning new entries for the Oxford English Dictionary, 1 drawing in the style of John Leech, 2 19th century drawings, the manuscript of his "Young John of Gaunt; a poem in fourteen cantos", 22 engraved American portraits, 5 maps of the American Civil and Revolutionary Wars, 3 scrapbooks, World War I to 1976, his commonplace book, 1927-1990, several of his published books, and "The Sheriff's Prisoner", an autobiographical account of his 8 months in Brixton Prison for Obscene Libel on the publication of "Guido and the Girls", along with letters and documents re. this case.

Using the Collection

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Restrictions on Access

This collection has no restrictions.

The following boxes are located off-site: 2-17. You will need to request this material from the Rare Book and Manuscript Library at least three business days in advance to use the collection in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. The RBML maintains ownership of the physical material only. Copyright remains with the creator and his/her heirs. The responsibility to secure copyright permission rests with the patron.

Preferred Citation

Identification of specific item; Date (if known); William Henry Waldo Sabine papers; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.

Ownership and Custodial History

Gift of William H.W. Sabine, 1986, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994& of his estate, 1995.

About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

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Processing Information

Papers assigned BRC 04/17/1986.

addition Processed JL-W 06/--/1986.

Addition Entered JCA 09/09/1986.

Papers Processed HR 10/17/1991.

James Caulfield letter Cataloged HR 11/25/1991.

1 xeroxed article Processed HR 03/31/1992.

Diaries Processed BRC 06/11/1992.

"Young John of Gaunt", a.ms.s., 96p Processed HR 02/02/1993.

W.A.Craigie letters & misc. drawings & printed materials Cataloged HR 02/02/1993.

Scrapbooks Processed HR 04/28/1998.

Diaries Processed HR 04/28/1998.

Diaries Processed HR 04/28/1998.

Revision Description

June 2020 PDF replaced with full finding aid, YH

Subject Headings

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Announcements Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
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Autobiographies (literary works) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Commonplace books Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Diaries Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Drawings (visual works) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Engravings (prints) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Journals Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Manuscripts (literary) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Maps Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Pen works Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Poems Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Satires Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Scripts (documents) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Summonses Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Valentines Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Watercolor drawings Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

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Artists Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Authors Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Boswell, James, 1740-1795 -- : Parodies, imitations, etc Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Caulfield, James, 1764-1826 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Craigie, William A, Sir (William Alexander), 1867-1957 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Decker, Peter, 1893-1988 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Dewey, Thomas E (Thomas Edmund), 1902-1971 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Extrasensory perception Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Flags -- United States Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Harrowgate (England) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Historians Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Hood, Samuel Hood, Viscount, 1724-1816 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Immortality Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
John, of Gaunt, Duke of Lancaster, 1340-1399 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Leech, John, 1817-1864 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Love poetry, English -- 17th century Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
MacMaster, Richard K (Richard Kerwin), 1935- Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Nash, Frederick, 1782-1856 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Nelson, Horatio Nelson, Viscount, 1758-1805 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Nicolson, Harold, 1886-1968 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Parapsychology Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Parapsychology -- Research Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Playwrights Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Poets Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Portraits Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Psychic ability Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Psychics Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Scrapbooks Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Smith, William, 1728-1793 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Maps Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
United States -- History -- Revolution, 1775-1783 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Washington, George, 1732-1799 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Woodhull, Nathaniel, 1722-1776 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
World War, 1914-1918 -- England Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

History / Biographical Note

Biographical sketch

William Sabine was born in England, educated at private schools and with tutors, and taught at the Middlesex County Council Institute before coming to the United States in 1947. His publications had begun with poetry in England in 1929. In America he developed an interest in early American history, publishing titles about the Revolutionary era, of which the most popular"The Historical Memoirs of William Smith, 1763-1783" was first published in 1956. He later became interested in the American flag and its history, followed by a rededication to a long-term interest in parapsychology. Sabine died in 1994.