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Henry Howard Brownell Papers (Ms.78.8)

Brown University Library

Box A
Brown University
Providence, RI 02912
Tel: 401-863-2146
email: hay@brown.edu


Series 1. Prose

Container Description Date
Box 1, Folders 1-16 Prose manuscripts
Contents Note: Ca. 90 items consisting of short fabular stories and anecdotes, arranged by Brownell into the following categories: "College", "Concerning Cats", "A Few Yarns", "Little Folks", "My Grocery", "Law", and "Some Idioms". There is other miscellaneous prose fiction.

Series 2. Poetry manuscripts

Container Description Date
Box 1, Folder 17 Poetry manuscripts
Contents Note: Early poems, including The Sphinx, Obed the Skipper, The book, The portrait, The passing-bell, Philip the freed-man, The nurse of Nen", Solitude, To J-----, Jack's visitor, To Eros, and Pleasant delusions. The manuscript is numbered from pages 22-111, although many inner pages are missing.
Box 1, Folder 18 Poetry manuscripts
Contents Note: Includes A lecture to the Freshmen of Wash. College, A familiar lecture to the Freshman Class of Washington College" (revised version of the preceding), and Fragments of a poem delivered at Commencement, 1841, Washington College.
Box 1, Folder 19 Poetry manuscripts
Contents Note: Includes The clerk's two songs o' Owsenford, The doting old man to the girl, An acrostic, Inoculanarum questionum", Lord William" by Monk Lewis?), fragments of translations from the Aeneid, and other fragments.

Series 3. Printed Poetry

Container Description Date
Box 1, Folder 20 Printed poetry
Contents Note: Includes Nile, Homer: The Pyre of Patroclus [Iliad, XXII.193-230]; The landing of Ulysses [Odyssey, V.400-493], Gulf-weed, and At rest ...

Series 4. Newspaper clippings of poetry

Container Description Date
Box 1, Folder 21 Newspaper clippings of poetry
Contents Note: Includes The Battle of Charlestown, Dec. 2, 1859, Annus memorabilis, Coming, To-day (retitled "Sumter"), On fire, All we ask is to be let alone, Mr. Carlyle's chimney, The march of the regiment, Old times, The fall of Al-Accoub, One word, The eagle of Corinth, The iron hand, On the killing of certain dogs, What is it?, Letter from a Puritan of the Old School, Fragments, The color-bearer, April 19, 1775-1861 (manuscript), Old papers (manuscript), Words that can be sung to the 'Hallelujah chorus' (manuscript), The return of Kane" (manuscript), Mare non clausum, Suspiria noctis, To the poet, Midnight--A lament, Gone, The Burian of the Dane, Lines composed a board of a Californy male Steamer, All together, At sea, Somnia coeli, Bury them, Suspiria Ensis, and Bay fight(excerpts).

Series 5. Copyrights

Container Description Date
Box 1, Folder 22 Copyrights
Contents Note: Copyrights for Brownell's volumes, Ephemeron (1855) and Lyrics of a Day (1863, 1864)