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Ripley Hitchcock papers, 1885-1935

Summary Information

At a Glance

Call No.: MS#0596
Bib ID 4078900 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Hitchcock, Ripley, 1857-1918
Title Ripley Hitchcock papers, 1885-1935
Physical Description 25 boxes (25 manuscript boxes, 1 flat box)
Language(s) English .

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Letters written to James Ripley Wellman Hitchcock, to Mrs. Hitchcock, and to Richard Henry Stoddard from various people in literary artistic and dramatic circles, mainly of New York. There are letters and documents relating to Hitchcock's early life, photographs, a group of materials relating to the American Art Alliance in which Mrs. Hitchcock was interested, and a group of miscellaneous papers and letters relating to the publication, dramatization, filming, and radio rights of Edward N. Westcott's DAVID HARUM which Mr. Hitchcock was instrumental in having published. Also, manuscripts and printed versions of Charles Chapin Sargent, Jr.'s (brother of Hitchcock's second wife, Helen Sargent Hitchcock) writings including short stories and a libretto for an operetta "Cleopatra" written for the Columbia College Musical Society in 1897, two scrapbooks containing mementos of his college years, two pictures, and a Columbia College diploma.

Using the Collection

Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Restrictions on Access

This collection is located on-site.

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); Ripley Hitchcock papers; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.

Existence and Location of Copies

The Elizabeth Stoddard correspondence is also available on microfilm. See MN# 94-2008-1.

About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Processing Information

Cataloged Christina Hilton Fenn 07/--/89.

Revision Description

2021-02-16 EAD document created by CCR.

Subject Headings

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American Arts Alliance Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
American literature -- 20th century Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Art critics Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Arts -- New York (State) -- New York Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Arts -- Societies, etc Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Columbia College Musical Society Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
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Copyright -- Drama Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Copyright -- Motion pictures Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
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New York (N.Y.) -- Intellectual life Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
New York (N.Y.) -- Social life and customs Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Sargent, Charles Chapin, Jr. Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Scrapbooks Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Stoddard, Richard Henry, 1825-1903 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Westcott, Edward Noyes, 1847-1898 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

History / Biographical Note

Biographical / Historical

American art critic, editor, historian.