Rare Book & Manuscript Library

Collection of literary correspondence and manuscripts donated by the Friends of the Columbia University Libraries, 1828-1953

Summary Information

At a Glance

Call No.: Ms Coll\Friends,Ms Coll\Friends
Bib ID 4078790 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Friends of the Columbia University Libraries,
Title Collection of literary correspondence and manuscripts donated by the Friends of the Columbia University Libraries, 1828-1953
Physical Description 0.5 linear feet (23 items in one box)
Language(s) English .

This collection is located on site.






Correspondence and manuscripts of various literary figures, occasionally brought for this library by the Friends of the Columbia University Libraries. Authors include William Harrison Ainsworth, Augustine Birrell, Thomas Campbell, James Fenimore Cooper, Clement Clarke Moore, Carl Sandburg, A. C. Swinburne, Dylan Thomas, Anthony Trollope, and Talcott Williams.

Using the Collection

Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is located on site.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

This collection has no restrictions.

About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Processing Information

Cataloged Christina Hilton Fenn 06/--/1989.

8 Swinburne letters Cataloged HR 01/03/1995.

2 J. Hawthorne mss Cataloged HR 07/01/2000.

Revision Description

2020-03-23 Replaced PDF with structured finding aid. cml/kws

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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"CUL Collections:"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
Essays Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Fiction (general genre) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Poems Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID


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"CUL Collections:"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
Ainsworth, William Harrison, 1805-1882 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Authors Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Birrell, Augustine, 1850-1933 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Broughton, Rhoda, 1840-1920 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Campbell, Thomas, 1777-1844 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Cooper, James Fenimore, 1789-1851 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Elliott, Charles (Charles W.) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Hawthorne, Julian, 1846-1934 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Ingram, John H., 1842-1916 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Literature Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Mitchell, S. Weir (Silas Weir), 1829-1914 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Moore, Clement Clarke, 1779-1863 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Novelists Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Poets Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Sandburg, Carl, 1878-1967 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Swinburne, Algernon Charles, 1837-1909 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Thomas, Dylan, 1914-1953 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Trollope, Anthony, 1815-1882 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Williams, Talcott, 1849-1928 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

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I. Cataloged Correspondence and Manuscripts

Box 1 Ainsworth, William Harrison, The Temptation of Saint Anthony. AMs., 5 p.

Box 1 Birrell, Augustine. 2 ALS to Elliot Stock, Publisher, ca. 1892

Box 1 Campbell, Thomas, Lines written in a blank leaf of La Perouse's Voyages. AMs, 4 p.

Box 1 Cooper, James Fenimore. The Water-Witch, fragment of Chapter VI. AMs., 2 p., 1828

Box 1 Kerouac, Jack and Allen Ginsberg. [Prose poem to Hart Crane] AMsS, 4 p.

Box 1 Moore, Clement Clarke. 2 ALS to Rev. Mr. Schroeder., 1830-1831

Box 1 Sandburg, Carl. The Plaint of a Rose. AMs, 6 p., 1907?

Box 1 Swinburne, Algernon Charles. 8 ALS to John Henry Ingram, 1874-1878

Box 1 Thomas, Dylan. 3 ALS to Charles Elliott, 1953, 1953

Box 1 Trollope, Anthony, ALS to Rhoda Broughton, 1868 June 28

Box 1 Williams, Talcott. Dr. S. Weir Mitchell [essay] [1914]. AMsS, 29 p., 1914

Box 1 Hawthorne, Julian. Mrs. Suffrin's Smelling-bottle. AMsS, 34 p. [mystery story]

Box 1 Hawthorne, Julian. Picture-book Periodicals, AMsS, 8 p. [essay]