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Solton and Julia Engel collection of literary letters manuscripts and drawings, 1832-1935

Summary Information

At a Glance

Call No.: MS#0392
Bib ID 4079696 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Engel, Solton and Julia
Title Solton and Julia Engel collection of literary letters manuscripts and drawings, 1832-1935
Physical Description 4.5 linear feet (4 boxes)
Language(s) English .
Additional Description http://www.columbia.edu/cu/libraries/inside/projects/findingaids/scans/pdfs/15_DRE-EP_24.pdf
Access

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This collection has no restrictions.

Arrangement

Arrangement

Cataloged.

Description

Summary

Correspondence, manuscript, and drawings relating to English and American literature of the 19th and early 20th centuries collected by Solton (1896-1961) and Julia (-1984) Engel. Ten letters and four manuscripts of poems by Rudyard Kipling form the largest unit within the collection. Prominent among the other items are the manuscript of Robert Louis Stevenson's "Mock Trial" and two Walt Whitman letters, a copy of R. W. Emerson's famous "Leaves of Grass" letter in Whitman's hand and Whitman's letter to Conway regarding the Emerson letter. Also included is a letter from James Fenimore Cooper to Mary Rutherfurd Clarkson Jay, wife of Peter Augustus Jay. Thirty-one of the drawings in the collection are by William Wallace Denslow and John Rae Neill and represent illustrations done for various works by L. Frank Baum. There are also two drawings of Gelett Burgess, one ot "The Goop" and the other of "The Purple Cow." Castings of the obverse and reverse of the bronze Kipling medallion commissioned by Engel in 1953 from Julio Kilenyi are stored in 2 oversize boxes. Most of the items in this collection relate to a collection of first editions which was also presented to the Libraries by Mr. and Mrs. Engel.

1989 addition: A group of Bret Harte manuscripts. Galley proofs, with autograph corrections, of "Artemis in Sierra" "'Crotalus.' Rattlesnake Bar, Sierras" and "The Thought-Reader of Angels"; typescripts, with autograph corrections, of "The Mission Bells of Monterey""'Prairie Station.' Nebraska 1880" and "A Question of Privilege"; page proof, with autograph corrections, of "The Old Camp Fire"; autograph manuscript, signed, of "'Prairie Station.' Nebraska 1880."

1995 addition: Bound manuscript of "The Ivory Gate" by Sir Walter Besant.

1996 addition: Manuscript of "Cordelia and the Moon" by Harold Frederick.

1997 addition: Manuscripts of "The Shrinking Shoe" & "Beyond the Dreams of Avarice" by Sir Walter Besant and "The True Great" by Charles Kingsley. One letter from Kipling to Alma Schofield, wife of George Schofield; fifteen letters from W. Clark Russell and one from his wife, Anna Maria Alexandrina Clark Russell. Manuscript of "The Worldlings" by Leonard Merrick.

1998 addition: Five manuscripts by J.G. Huneker and a Mr Dooley essay by Finley Peter Dunne. Kipling letter to G. Delany.

1999 addition: Nine letters and sketches by Rudyard Kipling. One letter from Siegfried Sassoon to Paul Lemperly.

Using the Collection

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Restrictions on Access

This collection is located on-site.

This collection has no restrictions.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

Readers must use microfilm of materials specified above.

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); Solton and Julia Engel collection of literary letters, manuscripts and drawings; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.

Alternate Form Available

Willa Cather letters are on: microfilm.

Ownership and Custodial History

Gift of Mr & Mrs Engel, 1954-1957.

About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Processing Information

Entered in AMC 09/24/1990.

Harold Frederic ms Cataloged HR 05/29/1996.

5 Russell letters & 1 Besant mss Cataloged HR 04/04/1997.

L. Merrick novel Cataloged HR 04/30/1997.

5 Huneker mss Cataloged HR 06/24/1998.

F.P. Dunne essay Cataloged HR 06/24/1998.

Kipling letter to G. Delany Cataloged HR 08/20/1998.

1 Kipling letter & 11 W.C. Russell letters Cataloged HR 01/24/2000.

9 Kipling letters & sketches Cataloged HR 07/19/2000.

S. Sassoon letter to P. Lemperly Cataloged HR 07/19/2000.

C. Kingsley manuscript Cataloged HR 10/11/2000.

Besant Ms. "Beyond.." Cataloged HR 10/11/2000.

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"
Articles Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Doodles Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Drafts Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Drawings (visual works) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Essays Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Fiction (general genre) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Galley proofs Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Illustrations Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Manuscripts (literary) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Novels Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Photographs Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Poems Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Proofs (printed matter) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Resolutions Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Reviews Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Sermons Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Sketches Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

Subject

Heading "CUL Archives:"
"Portal"
"CUL Collections:"
"CLIO"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
"ArchivedGRID"
American literature -- 19th century Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
American literature -- 20th century Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Authors Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Baum, L. Frank (Lyman Frank), 1856-1919 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Besant, Walter, 1836-1901 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Burgess, Gelett, 1866-1951 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Conway, Moncure Daniel, 1832-1907 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Cooper, James Fenimore, 1789-1851 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Dargan, Olive Tilford, 1869-1968 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Denslow, W. W (William Wallace), 1856-1915 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Detective and mystery stories Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Dunne, Finley Peter, 1867-1936 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Editors Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Emerson, Ralph Waldo, 1803-1882 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
English literature -- 19th century Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
English literature -- 20th century Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Frederic, Harold, 1856-1898 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Gosling, Harry, 1861-1930 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Harte, Bret, 1836-1902 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Hueffer, Francis, 1845-1889 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Huneker, James, 1857-1921 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Jay, Mary Rutherfurd Clarkson, -- 1786-1838 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Kingsley, Charles, 1819-1875 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Kipling, Rudyard, 1865-1936 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Lemperly, Paul, 1858-1939 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
McKinley, William, 1843-1901 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Merrick, Leonard, 1864-1939 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Novelists Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Poets Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Poets, American Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Poets, English Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Republican National Convention Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Russell, William Clark, 1844-1911 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Salon d'automne (Exhibition) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Sassoon, Siegfried, 1886-1967 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Short stories Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Shorter, Clement King, 1857-1926 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Stevenson, Robert Louis, 1850-1894 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Ware, Fabian Arthur Goulstone, 1869-1949 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Watt, A. P (Alexander Pollock), 1834-1914 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Whitman, Walt, 1819-1892 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID