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Coleman O. Parsons papers, 1716-1981

Summary Information

At a Glance

Call No.: MS#0977
Bib ID 4078544 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Parsons, Coleman O., 1905-
Title Coleman O. Parsons papers, 1716-1981
Physical Description 3 linear feet (3 linear feet 7 boxes)
Language(s) Material is in English.
Access

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Arrangement

Arrangement

This collection is arranged into 6 series: Series I: Cataloged Correspondence; Series II: Cataloged Manuscripts; Series III: Cataloged Objects; Series IV: Arranged Correspondence; Series V: Arranged Manuscripts; Series VI: Printed Materials

Description

Scope and Content

Letters, manuscripts, notes, memorabilia, photographs, and printed material. Cataloged letters from George Colman the Elder, English dramatist; Lord Jeffrey, Scottish judge and critic; Andrew Lang, Scottish author; Robert Montgomery, English poet; Richard Parsons Rosse,1st Earl of Rosse; George Thomson, friend of Robert Burns and music editor; Bernard De Voto, critic, and S.R. Crockett, Scottish author. Cataloged manuscripts by Thomas Campbell, Scottish poet, James Montgomery, and E.I. Powell. Cataloged diaries of June and Coleman O. Parsons of their trip around the world in 1936-37. There are also ca.700 pages of notes by Coleman O. Parsons on various Scottish authors(including Sir Walter Scott), Scottish folk-lore and history, and Scottish poetry. Most of the notes concern his research on Francis Colman, George Colman the Elder, and George Colman the Younger. In addition there is the mss. for his book "Studies in Eccentricity"; the mss. of an 18th century Scottish ghost story entitled "A Cool Dialogue between the Living and the Dead" and notes and essays on Mark Twain, as well as a poetry album kept by Elizabeth Saynor Marshall and photographs of Parsons in South Africa.

Using the Collection

Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Restrictions on Access

This collection is located off-site. You will need to request this material at least two business days in advance to use the collection in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room.

This collection has no restrictions.

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); Coleman O. Parsons papers; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.

About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Processing Information

Processed 06/20/1988.

Album of E.S. Marshall Processed HR 07/08/1997.

Revision Description

2010-02-18 Legacy finding aid created from Pro Cite.

2019-05-20 EAD was imported spring 2019 as part of the ArchivesSpace Phase II migration.

Subject Headings

The subject headings listed below are found in this collection. Links below allow searches at Columbia University through the Archival Collections Portal and through CLIO, the catalog for Columbia University Libraries, as well as ArchiveGRID, a catalog that allows users to search the holdings of multiple research libraries and archives.

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Genre/Form

Heading "CUL Archives:"
"Portal"
"CUL Collections:"
"CLIO"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
"ArchivedGRID"
Albums (books) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Diaries Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

Subject

Heading "CUL Archives:"
"Portal"
"CUL Collections:"
"CLIO"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
"ArchivedGRID"
Book collectors -- United States -- 20th century Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
College teachers Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Crockett, S. R (Samuel Rutherford), 1859-1914 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Eccentrics and eccentricities Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Ghost stories, Scottish -- 18th century Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Marshall, Elizabeth Saynor Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Poems Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Poets Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Scott, Walter, 1771-1832 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Scottish literature Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Twain, Mark, 1835-1910 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

History / Biographical Note

Biographical sketch

Coleman O. Parsons, 1905-. (Columbia A.B., 1928). Professor of English, City University of New York; book collector.