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Frederick Coykendall letters collection, 1778-1941

Summary Information


Frederick Coykendall's collection of letters from well-known literary figures, chiefly English, of the late Victorian and modern periods.

At a Glance

Call No.: MS#0297
Bib ID 4079681 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Coykendall, Frederick, 1872-1954 ; Beerbohm, Max, Sir, 1872-1956 ; Coppard, A. E (Alfred Edgar), 1878-1957
Title Frederick Coykendall letters collection, 1778-1941
Physical Description 1.67 linear feet (4 document boxes; 1 oversize box)
Language(s) English .

This collection is located on-site.

This collection has no restrictions.



Selected materials cataloged; remainder arranged.



A collection of letters from well-known literary figures, chiefly English, of the late Victorian and modern periods. The correspondence relates almost entirely to the literary activities of the individual writers and to that of a few, now extinct, literary periodicals. With few exceptions the material is in holograph form, and many of the more recent letters were written to the donor. A great number of these items were received laid in first and rare editions presented by Mr. Coykendall

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); Frederick Coykendal letters collection; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.


No additions are expected.

Alternate Form Available

John Ruskin letter is on: microfilm.

Ownership and Custodial History

Gift of Frederick Coykendall, 1940.

About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Processing Information

Entered in AMC 09/17/90.

Revision Description

2020-03-27 PDF replaced with full finding aid (JR)

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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Autographs (manuscripts) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Broadsides Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
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Postcards Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID


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Authors, American Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
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English literature Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Shaw, Bernard, 1856-1950 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Tennyson, Alfred Tennyson, Baron, 1809-1892 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

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Series I: Frederick Coykendall letters collection, 1778-1941

Box 1 Correspondence

Box 1 Allingham, William

Box 1 Babington, Percy L.

Box 1 Bancroft, George

Box 1 Banning, Kendall

Box 1 Beaumont, Cyril W.

Box 1 Beckford, William

Box 1 Beerbohm, Max

Box 1 Binyon, Laurence

Box 1 Blaikie, J. A.

Box 1 Bland, Edith Nesbit

Box 1 Blind, Mathilde

Box 1 Blunt, Wilfrid Scawen

Box 1 Boddington, W. Slater

Box 1 Bottomley, Gordon

Box 1 Bridges, Robert

Box 1 Browning, Elizabeth Barrett (Mrs. Robert)

Box 1 Buchanan, Robert

Box 1 Butler, Francis H.

Box 1 Byam, J. Payne (Mrs. Grenville)

Box 1 Cane, Melville

Box 1 Carlyle, Thomas

Box 1 Chapman, Robert William

Box 1 Coppard, Alfred Edgar

Box 1 Corelli, Marie

Box 1 Craig, Edward Gordon

Box 1 Crewe-Milnes, Robert Offley Ashburton, Baron Houghton, Marquess of Crewe

Box 1 Dalmon, Charles

Box 1 Daniel, Charles Henry Olive

Box 1 Danielson, Henry

Box 1 Davidson, John

Box 1 Davies, William Henry

Box 1 De La Mare, Walter

Box 1 Dobson, Austin

Box 1 Douglas, Lord Alfred Bruce

Box 1 Douglas, Olive Eleanor Custance

Box 1 Dowden, Edward

Box 1 Drinkwater, John

Box 1 Earle, May

Box 1 Evans, A. W.

Box 1 FitzGerald, Edward

Box 1 Flecker, James Elroy

Box 1 Fletcher, J. S.

Box 1 Forman, Alfred William

Box 1 Forman, H[enry] Buxton

Box 1 Gale, Norman

Box 1 Ganz, Charles

Box 1 Gardiner, Rolf

Box 1 Garnett, Olivia Narney Singleton (Mrs. Richard)

Box 1 Garnett, Richard

Box 1 Gibson, Geraldine (Mrs. Wilfred Wilson)

Box 1 Gilder, Richard Watson

Box 1 Godwin, William

Box 1 Gosse, Edmund William

Box 1 Guthrie, James

Box 1 Gyles, Arthur

Box 1 Hake, Thomas Gordon

Box 1 Holmes, Charles John

Box 1 Housman, Laurence

Box 1 Hunt, Leigh

Box 1 Hunt, William Holman

Box 1 Ibbett, William Joseph

Box 1 Johnson, Lionel

Box 1 Johnson, Robert Underwood

Box 1 Knight Errant, the Editors of the

Box 1 Lang, Andrew

Box 1 Ledoux, Louis V.

Box 1 Le Gallienne, Richard

Box 1 Lemperly, Paul

Box 1 Leng, Kyrle

Box 1 Low, Benjamin R. C,

Box 2 McCarthy, Justin H.

Box 2 McDonagh, Thomas

Box 2 MacKay, W.M.

Box 2 McNetty, F.H.

Box 2 Mansfield, Richard

Box 2 Masefield, John

Box 2 Mayfield, John S.

Box 2 Merrill, Charles E.

Box 2 Meynell, Alice

Box 2 Meynell, Viola

Box 2 Middleton, M.W.

Box 2 Monkhouse, Alfred W.

Box 2 Monkhouse, Cosmo

Box 2 Montagu, John, Fourth Earl of Sandwich

Box 2 Moore, Marianne

Box 2 Moore, T. Sturge

Box 2 Moore, Thomas

Box 2 Newmarch, Rosa

Box 2 Noguchi, Yone

Box 2 O'Shaughnessy, Arthur William Edgar

Box 2 O'Sheel, Shaemas

Box 2 O'Sullivan, Vincent

Box 2 Parker, Gilbert

Box 2 Partridge, Eric

Box 2 Pater, Walter

Box 2 Patmore, Coventry Kersey Dighton

Box 2 Payne, John

Box 2 Radford, Dollie

Box 2 Radford, Ernest

Box 2 Richmond, Mary E.

Box 2 Rossetti, Christina Georgina

Box 2 Rossetti, Dante Gabriel

Box 2 Roth, Samuel

Box 2 Ruskin, John

Box 2 Sabin, Arthur K.

Box 2 Saltus, Edgar

Box 2 Shaw, George Bernard

Box 2 Sherard, Robert H.

Box 2 Sherman, Frederic Fairchild

Box 2 Simpson, William G.

Box 2 Smith, Pamela Colman

Box 2 Spare, Austin 0.

Box 2 Spiers, Kaufman C.

Box 2 Squire, John Collings

Box 2 Symonds, John Addington

Box 2 Symons, Alphonse James Albert

Box 2 Symons, Arthur

Box 2 Tennyson, Alfred Tennyson, Baron

Box 2 Tomson, Graham R.

Box 2 Trevelyan, George Otto

Box 2 Troxell, Janet Camp

Box 2 Unvwn, T. Fisher

Box 2 Van Loon, Henrik Willem

Box 2 The Varda Bookshop

Box 2 Waterhouse, Florence E.

Box 2 Watson, Henry Brereton Marriott

Box 2 Watson, Rosamund [Ball] Marriott

Box 2 Watson, William

Box 2 Watts-Dunton, Theodore

Box 2 Whiting, Lilian

Box 2 Wilde, Oscar O'Flahertie Wills

Box 2 Willson, John French

Box 2 Woodberry, George Edward

Box 2 Wright, Thomas

Box 2 Yeats, Elizabeth Corbet


Box 3 Beckford, William

Box 3 Cane, Melville

Box 3 Chatterton, Thomas

Box 3 [Buchanan, Robert]

Box 3 Byron, George Gordon Noel Byron, 6th Baron

Box 3 Davies, William Henry

Box 3 Dodgson, Charles Lutwidge

Box 3 Dowson, Ernest Christopher

Box 3 Drinkwater, John

Box 3 Gardiner, Rolf

Box 3 Hunt, James Henry Leigh

Box 3 Le Gallienne, Richard

Box 3 Locker, Frederick

Box 3 O'Bolger, Jr., T. D.

Box 3 Parker, Gilbert

Box 3 Radford, Dollie

Box 3 Sherman, Frank Dempster

Box 3 Smith, Pamela Colman

Box 3 Spare, Austin O.

Box 3 Starkey, James Sullivan

Box 3 Symons, Arthur

Box 3 Verlaine, Paul

Box 3 Watson, William

Printed Ephemera

Box 3 The Adelphi Magazine

Box 3 Allingham, William, ed.

Box 3 The Apple

Box 3 Auslander, Joseph

Box 3 Beardsley, Aubrey

Box 3 Beckford, William

Box 3 Bridges, Robert

Box 3 Bottomley, Gordon

Box 3 British Magazine

Box 3 Broom

Box 3 Cane, Melville

Box 3 Chattert on, Thomas

Box 3 Chesterton, Gilbert Keith

Box 3 Cuala Press

Box 3 Dalmon, Charles W.

Box 3 Daniel Press

Box 3 Davidson, John

Box 3 Davies, W, H.

Box 3 De la Mare, Walter

Box 3 Drinkwater, John

Box 3 Fowler, Alfred

Box 3 Fraser, Claud Lovat

Box 3 Garnett, Richard

Box 3 Golden Galleon. Kansas City.

Box 3 Hake, Thomas Gordon

Box 3 Hunt, Leigh

Box 3 Johnson, Lionel

Box 3 Kilmer, Joyce

Box 3 Knight Errant

Box 3 Le Gallienne, Richard

Box 3 Low, Benjamin R. C,

Box 3 Lowell, Amy Lawrence

Box 3 Macpherson, James "Ossian"

Box 3 Markham, Edwin

Box 3 Masefield, John

Box 3 The Mask

Box 3 Millay , Edna St. Vincent

Box 3 Miscellaneous newspaper clippings, poems, etc.

Box 3 New Adelphi

Box 3 Noyes, Alfred

Box 3 The Owl

Box 3 Phillips, Stephen

Box 3 Poetry Bookshop, London

Box 3 Radford, Dollie

Box 3 Rhythm

Box 3 Richmond, Mary E.

Box 3 Robinson, Edwin Arlington

Box 3 Roth, Samuel

Box 3 Sassoon, Siefried

Box 3 The Savoy

Box 3 Squire, J. C.

Box 3 Symonds, John Addington

Box 3 Symons, Arthur

Box 3 The Venturer

Box 3 Verlain, Paul

Box 3 Voices

Box 3 Wilde, Oscar

Box 3 Wollstonecraft, Mary

Box 3 Woodberry, George

Box 3 Wright, Thomas

Box 3 Yeats, William Butler

Box 3 The Yellow Book

Box 4 Catalog of Books

(on white slips)

Oversize Box 1 Oversize Poetry Broadsides