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Stephen Crane Papers, [ca. 1895]-1908

Summary Information

At a Glance

Title:Stephen Crane Papers, [ca. 1895]-1908
Physical description:9 linear ft (1,269 items in 21 boxes).
Language(s):In English


This collection is arranged into 10 series:


Scope and Content

Letters addressed to the Cranes from various members of the Crane and Howorth families, and from prominent literary figures such as Joseph Conrad, Henry James, H.G. Wells, George Bernard Shaw, Hamlin Garland, Elbert Hubbard, and Rider Haggard. A number of these letters relate to Mrs. Crane's activities after Crane's death, but the majority have to do with life at Brede Place in Sussex. Also present are a number of holograph manuscripts of Stephen Crane's literary works and manuscripts and typescripts of other material which he dictated. There is a group of stories and articles by Cora Crane, some pictures, photographs, art, and memorabilia. Also, seventy-four books from Crane's library, many of them signed.

Series I: Cataloged Material

Subseries I.1: Correspondence

Boxes 1-9 (except for Crane cataloged documents), 12, and 20 are on microfilm

Subseries I.2: Manuscripts and Documents

Series II: Arranged Series

Subseries II.1: Documents

Subseries II.2: Manuscripts

Series III: Art

Series IV: Printed Materials

Series V: Memorabilia

Series VI: Miscellaneous Printed Material

Series VII: Writings by and about Stephen and Cora Crane

Series VIII: Cataloged Correspondence re Stolper's bibliography of Craniana

Series IX: Stone, Wilbur Macy

A collection of letters to Stone relating to his reprint of a Stephen Crane publication in The Bookman:

Series X: Scrapbooks

Using the Collection


Access Restrictions

This collection has no restrictions.

This collection is located on-site.

Restrictions on Use

Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. Permission to publish material from the collection must be requested from the Curator of Manuscripts/University Archivist, Rare Book and Manuscript Library (RBML). The RBML approves permission to publish that which it physically owns; the responsibility to secure copyright permission rests with the patron.

Preferred Citation

Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Stephen Crane 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; machine readable finding aid created by Columbia University Libraries Digital Library Program Division

Processing Information

Cataloged 06/--/89 Christina Hilton Fenn

Machine readable finding aid generated from MARC-AMC source via XSLT conversion June 26, 2009

Finding aid written in English.

    2010-01-21 Legacy finding aid created from Pro Cite.

Subject Headings

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American literature--20th century.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Authors, American.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Conrad, Joseph, 1857-1924.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Crane, Cora, 1865 or 6-1910.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Garland, Hamlin, 1860-1940.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Haggard, H. Rider (Henry Rider), 1856-1925.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Hubbard, Elbert, 1856-1915.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
James, Henry, 1843-1916.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
McNeil, Hammond P.,--Mrs.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Shaw, Bernard, 1856-1950.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Sussex (England)--Social life and customs.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Wells, H. G. (Herbert George), 1866-1946.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Women authors.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID

History / Biographical Note

Biographical Note