Guide to the Bayberry Hill Press records, 1958-1979


Brown University Library, Special Collections
Box A, John Hay Library
Providence, RI 02912
Tel: 401-863-2146
E-mail: hay@brown.edu

Published in 2010

Collection Overview

Title:Bayberry Hill Press records
Date range:1958-1979
Creator:Bayberry Hill Press
Extent:2 linear feet
Abstract:Bayberry Hill Press was a small publishing company in Connecticut that produced a series of hand-crafted books between 1958 and 1979. This collection is made up of general material about the press and material about specific books, including correspondence, manuscripts, galley proofs, paste-ups, and notebooks.
Language of materials:English
Repository:Brown University Library, Special Collections
Collection number:Ms. 2010.024

Scope & content

Contains correspondence, manuscripts, galley proofs, paste-ups, and notebooks.

Arrangement

The materials are arranged into two series by acquisition.
  • Series 1. General Correspondence and Signed Books
  • Series 2. Manuscript Materials

Historical note

Bayberry Hill Press was a small press located in Meriden, Connecticut, from 1958-1979, printing collections of poetry, along with travelogues and fiction. It was run by Ruth and Foster Johnson, who also wrote several of the books printed by the press.

Access & Use

Access to the collection: There are no restrictions on access, except that the collection can only be seen by prior appointment. Some materials may be stored off-site and cannot be produced on the same day on which they are requested.
Use of the materials: All researchers seeking to publish materials from the collections of the John Hay Library are requested to complete a Notice of Intent to Publish, prior to reproducing, quoting, or otherwise publishing any portion or extract from this collection. Although Brown University has physical ownership of the collection and the materials contained therein, it does not claim literary rights. It is up to the researcher to determine the owners of the literary rights and to obtain any necessary permissions from them.
Preferred citation:Bayberry Hill Press records, Ms. 2010.024, Brown University Library.
Contact information: Brown University Library, Special Collections
Box A, John Hay Library
Providence, RI 02912
Tel: 401-863-2146
E-mail: hay@brown.edu

Administrative Information

ABOUT THE COLLECTION 
Acquisition: Purchase from David O’Neal, 8/15/1986, A86-40; Gift from Wyman Parker, 8/15/1986, A86-41
ABOUT THE FINDING AID 
Author:Finding aid prepared by Gaelen Adam.
Encoding:Finding aid encoded by Gaelen Adam 2010 June 15
Descriptive rules:Finding aid based on Describing Archives: A Content Standard (DACS)

Additional Information

Inventory


Series 1. General Correspondence and Signed Books
Loosely chronological

ContainerDescriptionDate
Box 1, Folder 1Miscellaneous information regarding gift of papers to Brown
Box 1, Folder 2Contains a poem, a letter from the Wesleyan alumni council, and correspondence from Randy Brown and Robert A. Rosenbaum
Box 1, Folder 3"I Followed the Sea" Josiah Macy, signed
Contents Note: Photocopy of cover page and signature

1960
Box 1, Folder 4Correspondence: Ethel Anderson, Kathleen Finn, James A. Finn, William E. Gardner, William M. D. Gooddy, Richard M. Harris, Alice Heidel, Arthur Macy, Bertha Macy, Orin Macy. Ida L. Mathers, Wyman W. Parker, David P. Reid, Mrs. Ellis H. Roberts
Box 1, Folder 5Correspondence: Barbara Atwood, Bill Batty, John B. Berrien, Stanley R. Camp. H. H. Dobberteen, Jean Fitz, John Fitz, William M. D. Gooddy, Gloria Gould, Peter C. G. Isaac, Claudia Johnson, John Burgis Kirby, Sally Kirby, Mrs. H. Whales (Kyle) Lee, R.T. (Butch) Limbach, Willard Lockwood, Herbert Macdonald, Orin Macy, Wyman W. Parker, Clark Paterson, Gus Pooley, Ralph T. Reeve, William Shute, Harold Tinker, Bertha Troeger, Paul Mason de la Vergne, Clare, Curt Jr., Hank, Hap, Helena S., Luie, Peg, Pete, Stretch, Wes and Peg (W.W.Y.)
Box 1, Folder 6Correspondence: Connie Epstein, John J. Hess, Richard W. Jackson, Walter C. Krause, John T. Lawrence, Margaret Lesser, Margaret H. Neebe, Wyman W. Parker, Candace Pollitt, Blanche Hixon Smith, Laura Fenner Tremagne
Box 1, Folder 7Correspondence: Catherine Overton, Francis Overton, Peg Stokes, Barbara and Carter, Gordon
Box 1, Folder 8Correspondence: Wyman W. Parker
Box 1, Folder 9Correspondence: Ray Baldwin, Lois Hall Barrington, Elise Borst (Mrs. F. Baldwin), Ruth E. Conway, Rev. Joseph M. Griffin, Claudia Johnson, Dr. H. M. Marvin, Alfred V. Marx, Lily Marx, Jean Betty Milan, Margaret H. Neebe, Wyman W. Parker, Louise
Box 1, Folder 10Correspondence: R.T. (Butch) Limbach, Wyman W. Parker, Bertha C. Rogers, Cindy, Edgar, Genie, Sam and Evelyn
Box 1, Folder 11"When I Daydream" Charles King, signed
Contents Note: Photocopy of cover page and signature

Box 1, Folder 12Correspondence: Paul Alcorn, Helen Alcorn, Leonard F. Bahr, Janet Berger, Dana Bogotz, Hal Bogotz, Kate Booker, Virginia Bowman, Waldo G. Bowman, Flo S. Boyton, Natalie Calderwood, Nancy Campbell, Yvonne R. Clarke, Aveve Cohen, Herman Cohen, Marion E. Cook, Oswalda Deva, John Dreyfus, Paul Hayden Duensing, Charlotte Franklin, Colin Franklin, John T. D. Franzen, Ben Gauer, Melanie Gauer, Gene M. Gressley, Clarence E. Hale, Earle Hardy, Ethel W. Hardy, Keith Hogg, Barbara (Tubby) Kobs, Erwin Kobs, Barbara H. Lett, Wally Lee, Louise Lockwood, Willard Lockwood, Craig D. Munson, Margaret H. Neebe, James Marshall Osborn, John F. Peckham, Elois G. Robbins, F. L. (Bus) Robbins, Jim Shiels, Roderick Stinehour, Elizabeth Swaim, Harold Tinker, Decherd Turner, Will Wallace, Jack Walsdorf, W. Enos Wetzel, James Lamar Wegand, Edwin H. Withington, Daphane (D.P.M.), John
Box 1, Folder 13Correspondence: Joseph D. Burke, Robert Chapman, Gloria Gould, Mrs. William H. (Joare) Griswold, Claudia Johnson, Alexandra Mason, Margaret H. Neebe, Wyman W. Parker, Henry Schniewind, Betty Wallace, Terrence Williams
Box 1, Folder 14Correspondence: Natalie Calderwood, John M. K. Davis, Alfred V. Marx, Lily Marx, Margaret H. Neebe, Bob
Box 1, Folder 15Correspondence: Paul Alcorn, Helen Alcorn, Rev. Joseph M. Griffin
Box 1, Folder 16"Muss's Little Tours" Capt. Musson, signed. Includes correspondence from Wyman W. Parker, Richard Steele
Contents Note: Photocopy of cover page and signature

1965
Box 1, Folder 17Correspondence: Alfred V. Marx, Lily Marx, Margaret H. Neebe, Louise Wolsburger, Hadley
Box 1, Folder 18Correspondence: William M. D. Gooddy, John Burgis Kirby, Sally Kirby
Box 1, Folder 19Correspondence and clippings: John Franzen, Alfred V. Marx, Lily Marx
Box 1, Folder 21Correspondence: Wesleyan, Wyman W. Parker
Box 1, Folder 22"Wings of Memory" Anthony Hugh Spencer Russell; correspondence: Ivy Russell
1966
Box 1, Folder 23"Secret Agent 0070" Charles King, signed
Contents Note: Photocopy of cover page and signature

1966
Box 1, Folder 24Correspondence: Parker Allen, Freeman Bass, John B. Berrien, R.C.H. Briggs, Roderick Cave, George L. Chamberlin, May Charlesworth, Paul Hayden Duensing, Joseph R. Dunlap, Don Engley, Ben Gauer, Melanie Gauer, Ruth Harlow, Thompson R. Harlow, Harold Hugo, Peter C. G. Isaac, Claudia Johnson, Walter C. Krause, J. Ben Lieberman, R.T. (Butch) Limbach, Buck Maddin, John K. Maddin, Dr. H. M. Marvin, Rosalie Mauder, Louise Meeks, Craig D. Munson, Capt. M. E. Musson (Muss), Margaret H. Neebe, Wyman W. Parker, John F. Peckham, Margaret D. Rollins, George (Mrs. Walter J.) Roth, George Sas, John Shaw, Harold Tinker, Chris Watson, James Lamar Wegand, Betty, Katherine, Helena S.
Box 1, Folder 25Clippings and correspondence: Lydia Atkinson, Margaret H. Neebe
1967
Box 1, Folder 27"Mystery at Massey," Foster Macy Johnson, signed
Contents Note: Photocopy of cover page and signature

Box 1, Folder 29Clippings and correspondence: John T. Franzen
1968
Box 1, Folder 30Clippings and correspondence: Lydia Atkinson
1968
Box 1, Folder 31Correspondence: Phyl Gosnells
Box 1, Folder 32Correspondence: Leonard F. Bahr, Ronald Chapman, Aveve Cohen, Herman Cohen, Paul Hayden Duensing, Joseph R. Dunlap, Kenteen Duparc, Peter C. G. Isaac, Craig D. Munson, Capt. M. E. Musson (Muss), James Marshall Osborn, Wyman W. Parker, Clark Paterson, Irene Paterson, Margaret D. Rollins, George Sas, Alan G. Thomas, Chris Watson, Ed Watson, James Lamar Wegand, Daphane (D.P.M.)
Box 1, Folder 33"Deadline" Curtiss S. Johnson, signed
Contents Note: Photocopy of cover page and signature

1969
Box 1, Folder 34Correspondence: Paul Alcorn, Helen Alcorn, Lydia Atkinson, Leonard F. Bahr, Stanley R. Camp, Marion E. Cook, Paul Hayden Duensing, William M. D. Gooddy, Phyl Gosnells, Ruth Harlow, Thompson R. Harlow, Michael Hornby, Harold Hugo, James M. Kingsley Jr., Louise Lockwood, Willard Lockwood, Harold Moss, Marjorie Moss, Craig D. Munson, Capt. M. E. Musson (Muss), Wyman W. Parker, Irene Paterson, Margaret D. Rollins, George Sas, Elizabeth Swaim, Harold Tinker, James Lamar Wegand, Arthur, Derrick and Ve, Elton, Greg and Grace, Greg, John
Box 1, Folder 35Correspondence: David Holborow, Marge Holborow
Box 1, Folder 36Correspondence: Paul Alcorn, Helen Alcorn, Leonard F. Bahr, "Jackie" Branard, William F. Briggs. Louise Burwash, Lucie Burwash, Aveve Cohen, Herman Cohen, Allen Davies, John M. K. Davis, Bradford Downey, John Dreyfus, Paul Hayden Duensing, Charlotte Franklin, Colin Franklin, Bob Greenlee, Gene M. Gressley, Clarence E. Hale, Antony Hornby, Cicely Hornby, Michael Hornby, Claudia Johnson, James M. Kingsley Jr., Walter C. Krause, Barbara H. Lett, Wally Lee, Herbert Macdonald, Dr. H. M. Marvin, Craig D. Munson, James Marshall Osborn, Donald V. Osier, Wyman W. Parker, Ann Ridler, Will Ridler, Stuart B. Schimmel, Emily C. Scranton, Elizabeth Swaim, Ned Thompson, Harold Tinker, Will Wallace, W. Enos Wetzel, James Lamar Wegand, Edwin H. Withington, Henry, Kay
Box 1, Folder 38Correspondence: Leonard F. Bahr, Allen Davies, Paul Hayden Duensing, Margaret Gooddy, William M. D. Gooddy, Gene M. Gressley, Michael Hornby, Ethel Horton, Harold Hugo, John Burgis Kirby, Sally Kirby, Dr. H. M. Marvin, Margaret H. Neebe, James Marshall Osborn, Al Rafferty, Lu Rafferty, Ann Ridler, Will Ridler, George Sas, Emily C. Scranton, Will Wallace, James Lamar Wegand, Ethel and Wyn
Box 1, Folder 39Correspondence: Betsey Campbell, Jennifer Campbell
Box 1, Folder 40Correspondence: Leonard F. Bahr, June Bogotz, Helen Brainard, Dottie P. Briggs, Louise Burwash, Lucie Burwash, Helen Camp, Nancy Campbell, Ann Cirello, Bob Cirello, Yvonne R. Clarke, Aveve Cohen, Herman Cohen, Marion E. Cook, Allen Davies, Oswalda Deva, Paul Hayden Duensing, Charlotte Franklin, Colin Franklin, John T. D. Franzen, Margaret Gooddy, Ben Gauer, Melanie Gauer, Gene M. Gressley, Ruth Harlow, Thompson R. Harlow, Antony Hornby, Cicely Hornby, Ethel Horton, George Horton, Phil. H. Hubbard, Fred Hudson, Helen Hudson, Harold Hugo, Anna Ingham, George Ingham, Peter C. G. Isaac, Barbara Johnson, John Burgis Kirby, Sally Kirby, Barbara (Tubby) Kobs, Erwin Kobs, Herbert Macdonald, Dr. H. M. Marvin, Craig D. Munson, Margaret H. Neebe, James Marshall Osborn, Wyman W. Parker, Elois G. Robbins, Margaret D. Rollins, George Sas, Elsie Schaffner, Herb Schaffner, Stuart B. Schimmel, Emily C. Scranton, Blanche Hixon Smith, Richard Steele, Elizabeth Swaim, Will Wallace, Rissa E. Waterhouse, W. Enos Wetzel, James Lamar Wegand, Edwin H. Withington, Jennie Withington, Joan, John
Box 1, Folder 41"Potentials Unlimited" John T. D. Franzen; correspondence from Doris A. McLean
Contents Note: Photocopy of cover page and signature

1971
Box 1, Folder 42"Singing Sam" Ruth and Foster Johnson, signed; correspondence from Margaret H. Neebe
Contents Note: Photocopy of cover page and signature

1971
Box 1, Folder 43Correspondence: Paul Alcorn, Helen Alcorn, Parker Allen, Leonard F. Bahr, Dana Bogotz, Hal Bogotz, Dottie P. Briggs, Yvonne R. Clarke, Aveve Cohen, Herman Cohen, H. Bacon Collamore, John Dreyfus, Charlotte Franklin, Colin Franklin, Barbara Gilfillian, Margaret Gooddy, William M. D. Gooddy, Phyl Gosnells, Gene M. Gressley, Earle Hardy, Ethel W. Hardy, Michael Hornby, Ethel Horton, George Horton, Fred Hudson, Helen Hudson, Harold Hugo, Marjorie Hugo, Anna Ingham, George Ingham, Kay Johnston, Robert R. Johnston, John Burgis Kirby, Sally Kirby, Walter C. Krause, Barbara H. Lett, Wally Lee, Dot Miller, Craig D. Munson, Capt. M. E. Musson (Muss), Janie Parker, Wyman W. Parker, Irene Paterson, Helen Pendleton, Joseph W. Reed Jr., Ann Ridler, Will Ridler, Elois G. Robbins, Margaret D. Rollins, Elsie Schaffner, Herb Schaffner, Emily C. Scranton, Blanche Hixon Smith, Richard Steele, Harold Tinker, Betty Wallace, Will Wallace, James Lamar Wegand, Kenneth Wodsaw, Tug Wodsaw, Elton, Hilde and David, John
Box 1, Folder 44Correspondence: Margaret Gooddy, William M. D. Gooddy, Ruth Harlow, Thompson R. Harlow
Box 1, Folder 45Correspondence: Virginia Bowman, Waldo G. Bowman, Lesley Holborow, Harold Hugo, Marjorie Hugo, Buck Maddin, John K. Maddin, Dot Miller, buck and John
Box 1, Folder 47Correspondence: Leonard F. Bahr, Clarence E. Hale, John Burgis Kirby, Sally Kirby, Hilda Musson, Wyman W. Parker, F. Leslie Raynor
Box 1, Folder 49Correspondence: Stephen Brooks, Oswalda Deva, John Dreyfus, Paul Hayden Duensing, John T. D. Franzen, Margaret Gooddy, William M. D. Gooddy, Clarence E. Hale, Craig D. Munson, Ann Ridler, Will Ridler, Stuart B. Schimmel, Elizabeth Swaim, Jack Walsdorf, James Lamar Wegand, John
Box 1, Folder 52Correspondence: Leonard F. Bahr, Paul Hayden Duensing, Margaret Gooddy, William M. D. Gooddy, Gene M. Gressley, Michael Hornby, Wyman W. Parker, Richard Steele
Box 1, Folder 53Correspondence: Barbara (Tubby) Kobs, Erwin Kobs, R.T. (Butch) Limbach, Margaret H. Neebe
Box 1, Folder 54Correspondence: Michael Hornby
Box 1, Folder 55Bibliography and correspondence: Wyman W. Parker, Elizabeth Swaim
1958-1976
Box 1, Folder 56Bibliography
1976
Box 1, Folder 57Checklist and correspondence: Aveve Cohen, Herman Cohen, Oswalda Deva, Paul Hayden Duensing, Gene M. Gressley, Clarence E. Hale, Elizabeth Swaim, Decherd Turner, Edwin H. Withington, Jennie Withington
1958-1976
Box 1, Folder 58Jules Bourglay--"Old Leather Man", plus correspondence and clippings (correspondence: Sue Allen, Leonard F. Bahr, Ray Baldwin, Virginia Bowman, Waldo G. Bowman, Hattie Hinsdale Burgess, Patricia Edwards Clyne, Bub Danaher, John Dreyfus, Doris Flaton, Fred Flaton, Margaret Gooddy, William M. D. Gooddy, Gene M. Gressley, Clarence E. Hale, Ruth Harlow, Thompson R. Harlow, Renoda Hoffman, Michael Hornby, Debe Johnson, John Burgis Kirby, Sally Kirby, Barbara (Tubby) Kobs, Erwin Kobs, Virginia Lynch, Capt. M. E. Musson (Muss), Craig T. Rogs, Calista Salmon, Thomas G. Salmon, Norman H. Strouse, Elizabeth Swaim, Decherd Turner, Marion Wade, Betty Wallace, Jack Walsdorf, W. Enos Wetzel, James Lamar Wegand, Edwin H. Withington, Jennie Withington, Kenneth Wodsaw, Tug Wodsaw, Adge and Jim, Cissy, Curt, Jr., Rob Duff, Harriet, John, Katie (K.W.S.), Lee and Cathie)
1977
Box 1, Folder 59Bibliography
1976
Box 1, Folder 60"Let's Go over to Aunt Ellen's" and correspondence: Oswalda Deva, Harold Hugo, Meg Stone, Michael F. Stone
1976
Box 1, Folder 61Christmas Card: Oswalda Deva
1971

Series 2. Manuscript Materials
Arranged by book

ContainerDescriptionDate
Box 1, Folder 1.1-1.2"Selections from the New Testament" Arranged by W. E. Wetzel: correspondence, printer's proofs
Box 1, Folder 1.5-1.7"The King, the Pirate and the Maid" by Foster Macy Johnson: manuscript; correspondence; printer's proofs of text, illustrations and title page; paste-up cover; photographs
Box 1, Folder 2.1-2.3"Muss's Little Tours" or "London on a Quid" by Captain M. E. Musson: correspondence, printer's proofs, carbon typescript, edited typed draft, manuscript drafts, typed drafts, galley sheets
Box 1, Folder 2.4"Portraits and Vignettes (of Women)" by Lydia B. Atkinson: printer's proofs
Box 2, Folder 3.1, 3.3"Crime among Friends" by Foster Macy Johnson: lino block, manuscript, printer's proofs
Box 2, Folder 3.4"And for another Matter" by John T. Franzen: correspondence, a review, printer's proofs, typescript
Box 2, Folder 4.1"Little Shoes and Big Shoes" by Lydia B. Atkinson: printer's proofs of illustrations, galley sheets, typescript of one poem, "My Tree"
Box 2, Folder 4.2-4.3"A Sentimental Journey to the Bodleian Library and Kelmscott Manor" by Ruth and Foster Johnson: manuscript, proofs of text and illustrations, correspondence
Box 2, Folder 4.4-4.5"The Return of Boo and Sam" by Ruth and Foster Johnson: printer's proofs of text and illustrations
Box 2, Folder 5.1"Ashendene Press, Paper Read to Double Crown Club" by Harry St. John Hornby: notes on the format of the colophon, printer's proofs, correspondence
Box 2, Folder 5.2"Stowaway Sam" by Ruth and Foster Johnson: proofs of text and illustrations
Box 2, Folder 5.3"Singing Sam" Ruth and Foster Johnson: paste-up of the book cover, printer's proofs of text and illustrations
Box 2, Folder 6.1-6.2"An Account of a Summer's Pilgrimage" by William Savage Johnson: small manuscript notebook, entitled Trip Suggestions, printer's proofs, correspondence, typescript
Box 2, Folder 7.1"A Bibliography of the Books Printed at Bayberry Hill Press, 1958-1976: two copies of the checklist
Box 2, Folder 7.2"Poems to Go with Paintings" by John Franzen: printer's proofs, typescript
Box 2, Folder 7.3"Nature's Changes" by Debe J. Hooks: printer's proofs of text and illustrations, notes on the format of the colophon, typescripts of poems, correspondence
Box 2, Folder 7.4Miscellaneous