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S. J. Perelman Papers (Ms. 87.2)

Brown University Library

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

Inventory

Series 1. Correspondence
Box 1, Folders 1-4

Subseries A. Correspondence by S. J. Perelman
Box 1, Folder 1

Container Description Date
Box 1, Folder 1 Perelman, S. J. (Sidney Joseph) and Laura to S. D. Cohen
Contents Note: The Perelmans discuss with Cohen of Metro Goldwyn Mayer their work in Hollywood in 1937 and 1938 on a Jeanette MacDonald-Nelson Eddy film script under the supervision of Hunt Stromberg.

Genre: Typed Letter
1940 Sep 2

Subseries B. Correspondence to S. J. Perelman
Box 1, Folders 2-3

Container Description Date
Box 1, Folder 2 Cerf, Bennett to Perelman
Contents Note: With envelope. About their publisher-author relationship

Genre: Typed Letter
1943 Apr 19
Box 1, Folder 2 Cerf, Bennett to Perelman
Contents Note: About their publisher-author relationship

Genre: Typed Letter
1946 Mar 19
Box 1, Folder 2 West, Nathanael to S.J. Perelman
Contents Note: An account of work done on their Bucks County farm and related financial arrangements' West's film studio work; their collaboration on the play Even Stephen

Genre: Typed Letter Signed
1936-1937

Subseries C. Correspondence Relating to Perelman
Box 1, Folder 4

Container Description Date
Box 1, Folder 4 Shawn, William to Adam Perelman
Contents Note: With envelope marked, "Something of interest". From the Editor of the New Yorker to S.J. Perelman's son.

Genre: Typed Letter Signed
1979 Oct 25
Box 1, Folder 4 Shawn, William; White house press release, photocopy
1979 Oct 18
Box 1, Folder 4 Tuchman, Barbara to Abby and Adam Perelman
Contents Note: On behalf of the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters.

Genre: Telegram
1919 Oct 18

Series 2. Writings
Boxes 1-2

Subseries A. Writings by S.J. Perelman
Box 1, Folders 5-13

Container Description Date
Box 1, Folder 5 The First Hundred Days. Poison-Green Sprouts from a Recent Transplant: short story
Contents Note: 16 p

Genre: Typed Manuscript Signed (carbon)
undated
Box 1, Folder 6 Overseas Press Club: speech material
Contents Note: Drafts with autograph revisions, 18 p.

Genre: Typed Manuscript Signed
1958 Nov 9
Box 1, Folder 7 Paris to Peking
Contents Note: Draft with autograph revisions, 38 p.

Genre: Typed Manuscript Signed
undated
Box 1, Folder 8 Paris to Peking: working notes
Contents Note: With autograph revisions, 8 p.

Genre: Typed Manuscript Signed
undated
Box 1, Folder 9 The Pen is Mightier and Pricier
Contents Note: With autograph revisions, 5 p.

Genre: Typed Manuscript Signed (carbon)
undated
Box 1, Folder 10 Punch, Consumer, Punch with Care: play
Contents Note: With autograph revisions, 7 p.

Genre: Typed Manuscript Signed
undated
Box 1, Folder 11 Science and Religion
Contents Note: 6 p. With envelope marked, "Science and Religion essay written for Anthony Medal C[lassical]. H[igh]. S[chool]. 1921"

Genre: Autograph Manuscript Signed
1921 Apr 28
Box 1, Folder 12 What Am I Doing Here?
Contents Note: 2 p. With pencilled note on first page: "Pub[lished] Vogue U[nited] K[ingdom]."

Genre: Typed Manuscript Signed (carbon)
Box 1, Folder 13 Zwei Herzen in Die Dry-Goods Schlock
Contents Note: With autograph corrections, 6 p. Evidently the setting copy, with extensive editorial notations.

Genre: Typed Manuscript Signed
1976 Sep 13

Subseries B. Writings by Perelman in Collaboration
Box 1, Folders 14-19

Container Description Date
Box 1, Folder 14 All Good Americans: A Comedy; Perelman, S. J. (Sidney Joseph) and Laura Perelman
Contents Note: 158 p. Originally in yellow script binder with Rialto Service Bureau sticker on front cover. Author's copy with inscription.

Genre: Unpublished Typed Manuscript Signed
1933?
Box 1, Folder 15 Original script binder for All Good Americans.
1933?
Box 1, Folder 16 White Rhino; Perelman, S. J. (Sidney Joseph) and Ogden Nash
Contents Note: With autograph corrections, 14p. Early draft of a proposed collaboration between Perelman and Nash. It appears to be an unfinished play or film treatment. First page contains holograph note of Nash.

Genre: Typed Manuscript Signed
1955 May-Jun
Box 1, Folder 17 Even Stephen: play; Perelman, S. J. (Sidney Joseph) and Nathanael West
Contents Note: Never produced. With corrections, probably in Perelman's hand. Originally in red wrappers.

Genre: Unpublished Typed Manuscript Signed
circa 1934
Box 1, Folder 18 Original Red wrappers from "Even Stephen".
circa 1934
Box 1, Folder 19 Photocopy of "Even Stephen" for researcher use
circa 1934

Subseries C. Writings by Maurer, David W.
Box 2, Folders 1-3
With autograph revisions, approx 200 pages. Originally in black three ring binder. Appears to contain material not included in the published version. Evidently a gift from Maurer to Perelman.

Container Description Date
Box 2, Folder 1 The Big Con: novel; Chapters I-V
Contents Note: Chapters I-V: A Word about Confidence Men, The Big Store, The Wire, The Pay-Off, and The Rag.

Genre: Typed Manuscript Signed
undated
Box 2, Folder 2 The Big Con: novel; Chapters VI-VIII
Contents Note: Chapters VI-VIII: The Mark, The Mob, and Birds of a Feather.

Genre: Typed Manuscript Signed
undated
Box 2, Folder 3 The Big Con: novel; Chapters VIII-XII
Contents Note: Chapters VIII-XII: Tin Mittens, The Short-Con Games, and The Con Man and His Lingo.

Genre: Typed Manuscript Signed
undated

Series 3. Working Files of S. J. Perelman
Boxes 2-5
Include correspondence, notes, drafts, clippings with and without notes, tear sheets, etc. Organized in seven sections, as originally numbered by the author.

  • File marked #1 is contained in Box 2, Folders 4-11
  • File marked #2 is contained in Box 3, Folders 1-25
  • File marked #3 is contained in Box 4, Folders 1-14
  • File marked #4 is contained in Box 4, Folders 15-45
  • File marked #5 is contained in Box 5, Folders 1-5
  • File marked #6 is contained in Box 5, Folders 6-17
  • File marked #7 is contained in Box 5, Folders 18-29

Subseries A. Working File, originally in manila folder marked "[#]1, Unused Material and assorted tear sheets from New Yorker, and other journals for next collection."
Box 2, Folders 4-11
Thirteen items including tear sheets, proofs, clippings, photocopies, etc.

Container Description Date
Box 2, Folder 4 Revised proof for a Wandering Wastrel (Venture magazine)
Contents Note: With note attached marked, "To Expand for Next Collection."

undated
Box 2, Folder 5X "The Adventure of the Razor's Edge" (Diplomat, pp 29-39)
Contents Note: Two copies

Genre: Tear sheets
1966 Jan
Box 2, Folder 5X "Bluegrass Blues", with drawings by Al Hirschfeld (Holiday, pp. 54,55 and 119-125)
Genre: Tear sheets
May
Box 2, Folder 6X "The Flash", with drawings by Al Hirschfeld (Art News, pp 37-40)
Genre: Tear sheet
1973 Apr
Box 2, Folder 6X "Long Time No Sight-See", with drawings by Al Hirschfeld (Holiday, pp. 49-52 and 142-146)
Genre: Tear sheets
April
Box 2, Folder 6X "Now Silent Flows the Con", (T.V. Guide, pp 5-9)
Genre: Tear sheets
1966 Dec 24
Box 2, Folder 7X "Sweet and Hot", (New Yorker, pp 15-16)
Genre: Tear sheets
undated
Box 2, Folder 7X "Thunder Over Alma Mater, The Rover Boys and the Young Radicals" (New Masses)
Contents Note: With attached typed note, autograph manuscript fragment, and envelope.

Genre: Marked up tear sheet (photocopy)
1935 Dec 17
Box 2, Folder 7X "Washington Whirligig", drawings by Al Hirschfeld (Holiday, pp 80-88)
Genre: Tear sheets
February
Box 2, Folder 7X "The Winsome Foursome" (Show, pp 35-38)
Genre: Tear sheets
1961 Nov
Box 2, Folder 8 "About America", with comments by S.J. Perelman and other writers, pp 99-102
Genre: Tear sheets
undated
Box 2, Folder 9 Vogue, pp 43,44;53-54;85-86; and 4 unnumbered pages of advertising
Genre: Tear sheets
1960 Feb 1
Box 2, Folder 10 "The Body Snatchers" (NYT, p. 23)
Genre: Newspaper Clipping
undated
Box 2, Folder 11 Original manila folder

Subseries B. Working file, originally in manila folder marked, "[# 2] Current New Yorker ideas".
Box 3, Folders 1-25
Includes correspondence, typescript drafts, handwritten and typewritten notes, and many clippings relating to Perelman's creative process.

Container Description Date
Box 3, Folder 1 Evans, Harold, ed. The Sunday Times to S.J. Perelman
Genre: Typed letter signed
1976 Feb 4
Box 3, Folder 1 Evans, Harold, ed. The Sunday Times to S.J. Perelman
Contents Note: With list (photocopy) of authors and topics.

Genre: Typed letter signed
1977 Sep 22
Box 3, Folder 1 Gillespie, C. R. to S.J. Perelman
Contents Note: With tear sheets from New Yorker, 1975 Nov 10, and 1975 Mar 10, 1975 Mar 21, pp. 69-70 and two unnumbered pages

Genre: Autograph note signed
1975 Mar 21
Box 3, Folder 1 Ogden, Rial to S.J. Perelman
Contents Note: With envelope and clipping (photocopy).

Genre: Autograph note signed
1978 Apr 7
Box 3, Folder 1 "Wealthy Woman Believed Missing" (Hartford Courant)
Genre: Clipping (photocopy)
1978 Apr 5
Box 3, Folder 1 Lederer, Peter O. to Newsbreaks Editor, the New Yorker
Contents Note: With clipping (photocopied on same page)

Genre: Autograph note signed (photocopy)
1977 Dec 14
Box 3, Folder 1 Perelman, S. J. (Sidney Joseph)
Contents Note: Four AMS notes.

Genre: Autograph manuscript signed notes
Box 3, Folder 4 Notes beginning, "Practical Jokes", 2 p.
Genre: Typed manuscript notes
Box 3, Folder 4 Notes entitled, "Future Use", 5 p.
Genre: Typed manuscript notes
Box 3, Folder 4 Note marked, "Possible Future Lead"
Genre: Typed manuscript note
Box 3, Folder 4 Note marked, "Use as Lead in Future (actual performer below: Miles Walleson)"
Genre: Typed manuscript note
Box 3, Folder 4 First page begins: "The Betty Crocker High Altitude Fudge Brownie Mix Recipe Testing..."
Contents Note: 6 p., with handwritten annotations

Genre: Typed manuscript notes and drafts
Box 3, Folder 4 First page begins: "A piece, in diary form which a Schlemih writes about his unsuccessful attempts to transfer a payroll..."
Contents Note: 5 p., with clipping

Genre: Typed and autograph manuscript notes and drafts
Box 3, Folder 4 "Pay 'Body Snatch'" (Daily Telegraph)
Genre: Newspaper clipping
1979 Mar 3
Box 3, Folder 4 "Joyce -- Drawers", 21.
Contents Note: With handwritten notes

Genre: Typed manuscript drafts
Box 3, Folder 4 "Rare Show" under "London Day by Day" (Daily Telegraph)
Contents Note: With handwritten notes

Genre: Typed manuscript drafts
1978 Feb 13
Box 3, Folder 4 "Tribute to Britain's car pioneer" (The Times)
Contents Note: With handwritten notes

Genre: Typed manuscript drafts
1977 Oct 11
Box 3, Folder 5 First page entitled, "Random Notes"
Contents Note: 2 p., with handwritten additions. Relating to popular music

Genre: Typed manuscript notes
Box 3, Folder 5 Begins: "We believe that our fragrance, YSL for men, is right for the man who cares that his jacket hangs correctly." 2 p.
Genre: Typed manuscript draft
Box 3, Folder 5 First page begins, "A group of letters to people promising revenge for insults and devious behavior."
Genre: Typed manuscript notes and drafts
Box 3, Folder 6 "Use or Lead..."
Genre: Autograph manuscript note
Box 3, Folder 6 "To Do for N.Y.T...."
Genre: Autograph manuscript note
Box 3, Folder 6 "For either New Yorker of N. Y. Times Sunday Mag."
Genre: Typed manuscript note
Box 3, Folder 6 "Extract from 'Dear Abby'", column
Genre: Typed manuscript note
Box 3, Folder 6 Groucho
Genre: Typed manuscript note
Box 3, Folder 6 "New Yorker". 2 p.
Genre: Typed manuscript notes/draft
Box 3, Folder 7 "I was privileged, to use the first word that comes to mind though not necessarily the most accurate...", 2 p.
Genre: Typed manuscript draft
Box 3, Folder 7 Regarding James Joyce in "At Random, The Reminiscences of Bennett Cerf" (NYT)
Contents Note: With clipping.

Genre: Autograph manuscript note
1977 Sep 16
Box 3, Folder 7 S.J. Perelman to Arlene Donovan fr John Blumenthal (Assoc Ed, Playboy)
Genre: Typed letter signed
1976 Apr 19
Box 3, Folder 7 Begin, "The four persons who wrote Dr. Barnard offering him $250,000 to assist in transplanting a human head..."
Contents Note: With mounted clippings

Genre: Typed manuscript notes
Box 3, Folder 7 "Pretoria snub for Barnard 'hit list'" (Daily Telegraph)
Genre: Clipping
1979 Aug 7
Box 3, Folder 7 "Nudie photos spark row" (NY Post)
Genre: Clipping
1979 Jul 19
Box 3, Folder 7 "Improving sausages" (Times)
Genre: Clipping
1975 Jan 18
Box 3, Folder 7 "Rare Show" under "London Day by Day" (Daily Telegraph)
Genre: Clipping
1978 Feb 13
Box 3, Folder 7 "Tribute to Britain's car pioneer" (The Times)
Genre: Clipping
1977 Oct 11
Box 3, Folder 8 "A School for Tipplers in India where students taught 'Hicl', lamp-post leaning..."
Contents Note: With clipping, with handwritten note

Genre: Typed manuscript note
Box 3, Folder 8 Regarding Platypus rug.
Contents Note: With clipping

Genre: Typed manuscript note
Box 3, Folder 8 Begins, "Can an intelligent lady..." (The Big Con)
Genre: Clipping
1978 Jan 17
Box 3, Folder 8 Heading: "Cloudland revisited"
Contents Note: With handwritten additions, with NYP Library reference slips and Library checklist of pulp materials (2 p.), annotated with clipping

Genre: Typed manuscript note
Box 3, Folder 8 "The Continental Op by Dashiell Hammett"
Genre: Clipping
Box 3, Folder 9 Twelve items re: "4 lovely ladies", modern dentistry, colonel drinking whiskey, knife thrower, Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald. First note begins: "The false Dudley Nichols."
Contents Note: With clippings

Genre: Typed and autograph manuscript notes
Box 3, Folder 10 Heading: "Ideas to Incorporate"
Contents Note: With clipping and cake mix box.

Genre: Typed manuscript notes
Box 3, Folder 10 7-year queue to Climb Everest
Genre: Newspaper clipping
Box 3, Folder 10 Betty Crocker Fudge Brownie mix supreme box
Box 3, Folder 11 Heading: "Turn of the Century Posters Coloring Book"
Contents Note: With tear sheet.

Genre: Typed manuscript note
Box 3, Folder 11 From NYTBR, p. 49
Genre: Tear sheet
1979 Sep 9
Box 3, Folder 11 Heading: "Remember to include in lead"
Contents Note: With clipping

Genre: Typed manuscript notes/draft
Box 3, Folder 11 "UA pays $2.5 million for Book by Guy Talese", by Tony Schwartz
Genre: Clipping
Box 3, Folder 11 Begins: "Lead with account of No Starch in the Dhoti"
Contents Note: 2 p., with clipping

Genre: Typed manuscript note/draft
Box 3, Folder 11 The Charm school head by Richard Usborne
Genre: Typed letter signed
1978 May 19
Box 3, Folder 12 "Do You Know This Man?" (L. A. Times)
Contents Note: With typed manuscript note/draft, 2 p.

Genre: Clipping
1976 Oct 5
Box 3, Folder 12 "My story" re: Jacqueline Mallet (NYTBR)
Contents Note: With 3 autograph manuscript notes

Genre: Clipping
1974 Sep 15
Box 3, Folder 12 "2 piece possibilities"
Contents Note: With mounted clipping

Genre: Typed manuscript note
Box 3, Folder 12 "Atticus", with Mark Boxer and Michael Bateman (Sunday Times)
Genre: Clipping
1969 Oct 5
Box 3, Folder 13 Begins: "In the illustrious line of those idealists who have sought happiness through multiple marriage..."
Contents Note: With clipping

Genre: Typed manuscript draft note
Box 3, Folder 13 "Dating: A Tale of the Videotape" (L. A. Times)
Genre: Clipping
1975 Oct 5
Box 3, Folder 13 Reworked from Judith Weinraub, in a special to NYT. begins: "Is she a slim, straight-haired girl in her 20's?..."
Contents Note: With clipping

Genre: Typed manuscript note
Box 3, Folder 13 "Sloane Rangers: Fashionable Copycats" (NYT)
Genre: Clipping
1976 Apr 20
Box 3, Folder 14 "Stag at bay missing eye..."
Contents Note: With mounted clipping

Genre: Autograph manuscript note
Box 3, Folder 14 "Removed from the King's Head Hotel, Ross" (Ross Gazette)
Genre: Clipping
1974 Sep 15
Box 3, Folder 14 "Mouse Madness Afflicting London Times"
Contents Note: With 4 clippings re: mice

Genre: Typed manuscript note
Box 3, Folder 14 "Once Upon a Time There was a Mouse who lived in the engine of a Shiny Fiat" (London Times)
Genre: Clipping
1977 Oct 26
Box 3, Folder 14 Others re: mice (Times)
Genre: Clippings
1963 Mar 13; 1977 Oct 21; 1977 Oct 24
Box 3, Folder 14 "Can These be Combined?" on New Yorker letterhead
Contents Note: With clipping

Genre: Autograph note
Box 3, Folder 14 "A $15,000 look" (Straits Times)
Genre: Clipping
1975 Sep 6
Box 3, Folder 15 Begins: "I'm reading account of litigation arising from estate of Nizam of Hyderabad and see account of his son's wardrobe," relating Jerry Lewis
Contents Note: 3 p. With clipping

Genre: Typed manuscript note with typed manuscript draft
Box 3, Folder 15 "A Millionaire Who Lives Like One", by Vernon Scott (Philadelphia Sunday Bulletin)
Genre: Clipping
1963 Jan 13
Box 3, Folder 16 Regarding Godiva Chocolatier
Contents Note: 2 p. With envelope.

Genre: Autograph manuscript notes
Box 3, Folder 16 Addressed to S.J. Perelman fr/Eudora Welty, re: Godiva chocolates (in Pepperidge Farm Mail Order Co. Gift Catalogue)
Genre: Envelope
1979 Fall-Winter
Box 3, Folder 16 To S.J. Perelman from Eudora Welty
Contents Note: With clipping and envelope

Genre: Note
Box 3, Folder 17 "TV Series in Nude Row is Dropped" (Telegraph)
Genre: Clipping
1978 Mar 3
Box 3, Folder 17 "Divorce is an aid to ambition", by Henry Miller (Telegraph)
Genre: Clipping
1978 Mar 8
Box 3, Folder 17 "Judges are asked to avoid skittishness" (London Times)
Genre: Clipping
1977 Feb 15
Box 3, Folder 17 "Man said to have paid wife for intercourse"
Genre: Clipping
Box 3, Folder 17 "Hysteria Seizes Institute Trainees" (New Sunday Times, Malaysia)
Genre: Clipping
Aug 3
Box 3, Folder 17 "Another Mass Hysteria Hits Penang" (Foreign News)
Genre: Clipping
1972 Oct 14
Box 3, Folder 18 Regarding insects (International Herald Tribune)
Genre: Clipping
Oct 7
Box 3, Folder 18 Regarding insects (Daily Telegraph)
Genre: Clipping
1973 Jan 9
Box 3, Folder 18 Regarding insects (Stars and Stripes)
Genre: Clipping
Oct 7
Box 3, Folder 18 Regarding insects, "Woman Tells of Killing Man"
Genre: Clipping
Box 3, Folder 18 "Bird memorized phone number" (London Times)
Genre: Clipping
1977 May 18
Box 3, Folder 18 Baptist minister made box for use as a shoplifter" (London Times)
Genre: Clipping
Mar 30
Box 3, Folder 18 "Sore Loser Gets 'Even'"
Contents Note: Clipped to fragment of New Yorker letterhead

Genre: Clipping
Jul 23
Box 3, Folder 18 "Revenge of the Carpenter" (Telegraph)
Contents Note: Clipped to fragment of New Yorker letterhead

Genre: Clipping
1973 Oct 4
Box 3, Folder 18 "Poet, peasant, and presents," by Prudence Glynn in "Fashion" section (Times)
Genre: Clipping
1978 Jan 5
Box 3, Folder 19 "Chain-saw artists gets grant of L6,000" (Times)
Genre: Clipping
1978 Aug 17
Box 3, Folder 19 "Civilisation, West of the Hudson"
Genre: Clipping
Box 3, Folder 19 "'Meals on Wheels' Shoplifted", by Henry Miller (Daily Telegraph)
Genre: Clipping
1979 Apr 27
Box 3, Folder 19 "Meaty" (London Times)
Genre: Clipping
Oct 17
Box 3, Folder 19 "Naughty pants display costs shopman L150" (Daily Telegraph)
Genre: Clipping
Mar 13
Box 3, Folder 19 "Russia Gives U.S. A Slice of Mammoth" by Richard Beeston (Telegraph)
Genre: Clipping
1978 Mar 8
Box 3, Folder 19 "Shopping sprees by Concorde" (London Times)
Genre: Clipping
Oct 27
Box 3, Folder 19 "The Times Diary" (London Times)
Genre: Clipping
1976
Box 3, Folder 20 "Carlos Castaneda" (NYTBR)
Genre: Clipping
1978 Mar 5
Box 3, Folder 20 Review of Mina Curtiss' Other People's Letters (NYT)
Genre: Clipping
1978 Apr 6
Box 3, Folder 20 "Mormon chained to bed and 'forced to have sex'"
Genre: Clipping
1977 Nov 24
Box 3, Folder 20 "Painful post" (Daily Telegraph)
Genre: Clipping
Mar 13
Box 3, Folder 20 "Phonograph in Kissing Doll" (NYT)
Genre: Clipping
1974 Jan 12
Box 3, Folder 21 "Dickens 'bores' Wykehamists" (NYT)
Genre: Clipping
Nov 8
Box 3, Folder 21 "A 'great number of cats' owned by Robert De Niro..." (NYT)
Contents Note: With handwritten note, "Dotty and Alan Baked a Fish"

Genre: Clipping
1977 Nov 4
Box 3, Folder 21 "Killer bomb set scene for coup in South Yemen" by David Adamson (Daily Telegraph)
Genre: Clipping
1978 Jun 27
Box 3, Folder 21 "Surprise Strip by Girl Thief" (Daily Telegraph)
Genre: Clipping
1978 Feb 9
Box 3, Folder 22 "Bank to sell rich old cats' house" (Times)
Genre: Clipping
Aug 1
Box 3, Folder 22 "Buttock Pats No Offence" (Daily Telegraph)
Genre: Clipping
Jul 19
Box 3, Folder 22 "L75,000 Plaque Kicked About on Floor for Years" (Daily Telegraph)
Genre: Clipping
Mar 22
Box 3, Folder 22 "You Can Have Too Much of Paradise" (South China Morning Post)
Genre: Clipping
1972 Nov 30
Box 3, Folder 23 "Used to be, velvet signified royalty" (NYT)
Genre: Newspaper clipping
1977 Nov 4
Box 3, Folder 24 "S. J. Perelman Vinegar Puss" (The Bookseller)
Genre: Clipping
1976 feb 28
Box 3, Folder 25 Original folder marked, "Current New Yorker Ideas"

Subseries C. Working file of Paris to Peking and Eastward Ha! and Nostasia in Asia, originally contained in manila envelope marked "[#] 3" in green ink
Box 4, Folder 1-14

Container Description Date
Box 4, Folder 1 From Dominick Abel to Edward T. Chase
Genre: Typed letter signed
1978 Jul 27
Box 4, Folder 1 "Paris to Peking, Sort of, A Book Treatment", by Delta W. Willis, 20 p.
Genre: Typed manuscript (copy)
1978 Jul
Box 4, Folder 1 "Paris to Peking", part 1, 14 p.
Genre: Typed manuscript (copy)
Box 4, Folder 2 From Wendy (of London Sunday Times) to S.J. Perelman
Genre: Typed letter signed
1979 Feb 7
Box 4, Folder 3 "Paris to Peking", part 2, 12 p.
Genre: Typed manuscript (copy)
Box 4, Folder 4 "Eastward Ha!": chapter I, Looking for Pussy
Genre: Typed manuscript (copy)
Box 4, Folder 5 "Eastward Ha!": chapter II, Paris on Five Dolors a Day
Genre: Typed manuscript (copy)
Box 4, Folder 6 "Eastward Ha!": chapter III, The Millennium and What They Can Do With It
Genre: Typed manuscript (copy)
Box 4, Folder 7 "Eastward Ha!": chapter IV, The Nearer the East the Shorter the Shrift
Genre: Typed manuscript (copy)
Box 4, Folder 8 "Eastward Ha!": chapter V, Unshorn Locks and Bogus Bagels
Genre: Typed manuscript (copy)
Box 4, Folder 9 "Eastward Ha!": chapter VI, The Vintner Buys and Rolls Nobody Eats
Genre: Typed manuscript (copy)
Box 4, Folder 10 "Eastward Ha!": chapter VII, Tosy and Sleazy, or Dream and Reality in Asia
Genre: Typed manuscript (copy)
Box 4, Folder 11 "Eastward Ha!": chapter VIII, To One Cup of Java, Add one Snootful of Tahiti
Genre: Typed manuscript (copy)
Box 4, Folder 12 "Eastward Ha!": chapter IX, Back Home in Tinseltown
Genre: Typed manuscript (copy)
Box 4, Folder 13 "Nostasia in Asia": chapter V
Genre: Typed manuscript (copy)
Box 4, Folder 14 Original manila envelope

Subseries D. Three Working Files originally contained in folders number "1"/"2"/"3", originally in manila envelope marked "4"
Box 4, Folders 15-45
Includes letters, notes, typescripts, tear sheets, clippings relating to Perelman's writing.

1. Material Contained in folder marked "1" ("Musicals in Progress")
Box 4, Folders 15-19

Container Description Date
Box 4, Folder 15 To Sid[ney] [J.] [Perelman] from Beverly Putnam
Contents Note: 2 p. With envelope

Genre: Typed letter signed
1954 Jul 30
Box 4, Folder 16 Regarding Visitors From New York, My Life with roach, theft of overcoat
Genre: Autograph manuscript signed note
Box 4, Folder 16 Regarding members of Safari
Genre: Autograph manuscript signed note
Box 4, Folder 16 Regarding more on Safari
Genre: Autograph manuscript signed note
Box 4, Folder 16 "Itinerary for S.A.S. "All Girl Safari", 2 p.
Genre: Typed manuscript
Box 4, Folder 17 Two unidentified photos
Box 4, Folder 18 Asta Travel News, p. 3-4
Contents Note: With photo of Perelman and description of his book

Genre: Tear sheet
Box 4, Folder 18 "Bed Traps Man for Five Days"
Genre: Clipping
Box 4, Folder 18 "First All-Girl African Safari" (Saturday Review)"
Contents Note: With personal ad, with "My New York" (reprint) by Mel Heimer describing safari

Genre: Clipping
1953 Oct 10
Box 4, Folder 18 "Scream" by S.J. Perelman, The Guardian p. 9
Genre: Newspaper clipping
1979 Oct 20
Box 4, Folder 19 Original manila folder numbered "1"

2. Material Contained in Folder marked [#] "2" (Paris-Peking)
Box 4, Folders 20-37
Including correspondence to and from S.J. Perelman, miscellaneous manuscript material, miscellaneous printed, and newspaper clippings.

Container Description Date
Box 4, Folder 20 Two telex messages to London Sunday Times, attn: Wendy Hughes from S.J. Perelman
1969 Feb 2
Box 4, Folder 20 To Arthur Rosen from S.J. Perelman
Genre: Typed letter (copy)
1978 Jul 17
Box 4, Folder 20 To Miss hughes from S.J. Perelman, 2 p.
Genre: Typed letter (copy)
1978 Jul 22
Box 4, Folder 20 Cable to Wendy Hughes from S.J. Perelman
undated
Box 4, Folder 20 Cable to Wendy Hughes from S.J. Perelman
Contents Note: With handwritten revisions, with additional copy of first page

undated
Box 4, Folder 21 Boswell, Pat (Mrs. James) to S.J. Perelman
Contents Note: With envelope

Genre: Autograph letter signed
1979 Sep 10
Box 4, Folder 21 Eaton Lee to S.J. Perelman
Genre: Typed letter signed
1979 Sep 17
Box 4, Folder 21 Hughes, Wendy to S.J. Perelman, Telex message
Nov 9
Box 4, Folder 21 Rosen, Arthur to S.J. Perelman
Genre: Autograph note signed
[1978]
Box 4, Folder 21 Empty envelope addressed to S.J. Perelman
1973 Feb 20, 21
Box 4, Folder 22 Addressed to Sydney Beer and signed by Beer and S.J. Perelman; agreement relating to Paris-Peking Motor Expedition
Genre: Typed document signed
1978 Aug 18
Box 4, Folder 22 Addressed to Eric Lister and signed by Lister and S.J. Perelman; agreement relating to Paris-Peking Motor Expedition
Genre: Typed document signed
1978 Aug 18
Box 4, Folder 23 Receipt from Hong Kong Automobile Association
Box 4, Folder 24 Fingerprint report on S.J. Perelman from City of New York Police Department
Contents Note: With envelope

Genre: Typed document signedTyped letter signed
1953 Nov 12
Box 4, Folder 25 Lead, "I was once working in Cahoutz..."
Genre: Autograph manuscript note
Box 4, Folder 25 Regarding "Don Luigi King's Road"
Genre: Autograph manuscript note
Box 4, Folder 25 Regarding Portobello Road Hawkers
Genre: Autograph manuscript note
Box 4, Folder 25 Regarding "Nainsook"
Genre: Autograph manuscript note
Box 4, Folder 25 Regarding "This is the narrative of an unlikely trip...", on Peking Hotel (China) letterhead
Genre: Autograph manuscript note
Box 4, Folder 25 Expense note on Peking Hotel (China) letterhead
Genre: Autograph manuscript note
Box 4, Folder 25 Guest list
Genre: Typed manuscript
Box 4, Folder 26 Begins: "With eldritch screams more piercing than those of the Assyrians who fell like a wolf on the fold, the three members of the Paris-Peking expedition last week descended on Hong Kong"
Contents Note: 2 p. N.B. See also Folder 1 for telex and cable message which were used as text.

Genre: Typed manuscript draft
Box 4, Folder 27 Two Alsatian postcards
Box 4, Folder 27 Marked, "B.G. on Pakistan" p. 91-96
Genre: Tear sheets
Box 4, Folder 27 Museum newsletter. Musee des Travailleurs
1978 Aug
Box 4, Folder 28 U.S. China Relations, Notes from the National Committee
1978 Spring
Box 4, Folder 28 National Committee on United States-China Relations, Inc., Information for Prospective Travelers to China
Box 4, Folder 29 "Strictly From Hunger" by S.J. Perelman in LIFE p. 17-18
Contents Note: With handwritten note by A. Clark

Genre: Tear sheet
Box 4, Folder 30 Regarding "Fiance" (Times)
Contents Note: With note

Genre: Clipping
Feb 17
Box 4, Folder 30 Regarding Rolls-Royce
Contents Note: With note

Genre: Clipping
1967 May 21
Box 4, Folder 31 "The Khyber Pass" by John Needham
Genre: Clipping
Box 4, Folder 31 "Shell Ends Oil Drilling Off Jersey" (NYT)
Genre: Clipping
1979 Feb 15
Box 4, Folder 32 Cats in the kitchen, with two letters to editor (London Times)
Genre: Clipping
May 20
Box 4, Folder 32 Coconuts driving him up a tree
Genre: Clipping
Box 4, Folder 32 Judge not heard of Robert Bolt
Genre: Clipping
Box 4, Folder 32 Man's survivial "depends on psychology"
Genre: Clipping
1972 Apr 8
Box 4, Folder 32 Mickey Mouse helps rats (Times)
Genre: Clipping
Aug 9
Box 4, Folder 32 The Old Boot
Genre: Clipping
Box 4, Folder 32 Pensioners ran "Blue" films library service
Genre: Clipping
Box 4, Folder 32 Three men, an old car -- and laughter (South China Morning)
Genre: Clipping
1978 Oct 21
Box 4, Folder 32 Woman's role
Genre: Clipping
Box 4, Folder 32 Wrong age by writer (Times)
Genre: Clipping
Nov 19
Box 4, Folder 32 Your future by dialling the Starline (Times)
Genre: Clipping
May 20
Box 4, Folder 33 Flies pursue Perelman on trek east (Sunday Times)
Genre: Clipping (photocopy)
1978 Sep 24
Box 4, Folder 33 Pakistani Highway Is Officially Opened (NYT)
Genre: Clipping (photocopy)
1978 Jun 18
Box 4, Folder 33 Taking a High Road to China (London Daily Telegraph)
Genre: Clipping (photocopy)
circa 1978 Jun 18
Box 4, Folder 34 "Perelman to Peking" (Sunday Times)
Genre: Clipping (photocopy)
Aug 20
Box 4, Folder 34 "Perelman only 10,000 miles to go" (Sunday Times)
Genre: Clipping (photocopy)
1978 Sep 3
Box 4, Folder 34 "Flies pursue Perelman on trek east" (Sunday Times)
Genre: Clipping (photocopy)
1978 Sep 24
Box 4, Folder 34 'The three in an MG' (Pakistani Times)
Genre: Clipping (photocopy)
1978 Oct 3
Box 4, Folder 34 "Three men in a boat" by Ervell E. Menezes
Genre: Clipping (photocopy)
Box 4, Folder 35 Section from Khyber Mail
Genre: Newspaper clipping
1978 Sep 28
Box 4, Folder 36 Hospitality card from Hong Kong Hilton
Box 4, Folder 36 Street map of Hong Kong
Box 4, Folder 37 Original manila folder

3. Material Contained in Blue Folder Marked "[#] 3, Sunday Times, Letters/Ideas"
Box 4, Folders 38-45

Container Description Date
Box 4, Folder 38 Harold Evans to S.J. Perelman
Contents Note: Two copies

Genre: Typed letter signed
1970 Sep 23
Box 4, Folder 38 Harold Evans to S.J. Perelman
Contents Note: With handwritten notes of S.J. Perelman on verso

Genre: Typed letter signed
1970 Oct 21
Box 4, Folder 38 Harold Evans to S.J. Perelman
Genre: Typed letter signed
1970 Nov 13
Box 4, Folder 38 Harold Evans to S.J. Perelman
Genre: Typed letter signed
1970 Dec 4
Box 4, Folder 38 To Deborah Rogers from S.J. Perelman
Contents Note: With typed letter (copy), 1970 Dec 2

Genre: Typed letter signed (copy)
1970 Dec 4
Box 4, Folder 38 Deborah Rogers to S.J. Perelman
Genre: Typed letter signed
1970 Dec 9
Box 4, Folder 38 Rogers to B. Todd
Contents Note: With typed letter signed reply (copy) from Todd, 1970 Dec 7

Genre: Typed letter signed (copy)
1970 Dec 9
Box 4, Folder 38 From Deputy Editor of The Sunday Times to the Editor
Contents Note: With handwritten note of S.J. Perelman

Genre: Typed letter memo
1972 Apr 5
Box 4, Folder 39 Reasons for Leaving USA
Genre: Note
Box 4, Folder 39 5 Days Aboard the France
Genre: Note
Box 4, Folder 39 Sun-up tomorrow morning
Genre: Note
Box 4, Folder 39 Complications of English Living
Genre: Note
Box 4, Folder 39 Ken Alsop -- BBC
Genre: Note
Box 4, Folder 39 Keats' definition of poetry: Emotion recollected in tranquillity
Genre: Note
Box 4, Folder 39 Antiques -- Distresing wood
Genre: Note
Box 4, Folder 39 Regarding garbage stikes in London
Genre: Note
Box 4, Folder 39 "Norman and I discussing our opinions of New York and London"
Genre: Note
Box 4, Folder 39 Notes -- Sunday Times
Genre: Note
Box 4, Folder 40 Passport of S.J. Perelman
Box 4, Folder 41 Book review of S.J. Perelman's Baby, It's Cold Inside (Life)
Genre: Tear sheet
Box 4, Folder 42 "Flowers that will bloom in the spring" Sunday Times (London Sunday Times)
Genre: Clipping
Box 4, Folder 42 "Perelman Appalled by U.S. Life and is Leaving" (Kansas City Times)
Genre: Clipping
1970 Sep 24
Box 4, Folder 42 Alan Brien draws the cork from a bottleful of vintage S. J. Perelman wit" (The Sunday Times)
Genre: Clipping
1968 Nov 10
Box 4, Folder 43 "The Mark Brothers and I, and the Barber in peru -- S. J. perelman talks to Tony Bilbow" (Listener), p. 279-282
Genre: Clipping
1970 Feb 26
Box 4, Folder 43 "Rendezvous with an Orbiting Satir-ite" (NY post) p. 3, 4, 11 and 12
Genre: Clipping
1971 May 8
Box 4, Folder 44 Original blue folder
Box 4, Folder 45 Envelope originally containing all three folders of material

Subseries E. Working File Originally Contained in Manila Folder Marked "[#] 5" in Green
Box 5, Folders 1-5

Container Description Date
Box 5, Folder 1 Chapter IV, "The Nearer the East, the Shorter the Shrift", of Eastward Ha! by S.J. Perelman, p. 1-9
Genre: Typed manuscript draft
Box 5, Folder 2 Eastward Ha!, illustrated by Al Hirschfeld in Travel & Leisure
Contents Note:
  • Chapter I, p. 27-30, 37-46
  • Chapter II, p. 39-42 and 83-84 (3 copies)
  • Chapter III, p. 28-31, 59, 60 (2 copies)
  • Chapter IV, p. 29-32, 46-48 (2 copies)
  • Chapter V, p. 35-38, 53-56 (with second copy of p. 37, 38, and 53-56)
  • Chapter VI, p. 42-48
  • Chapter VII, p. 47-50, 73-76
  • Chapter VIII, p. 43-46, 85-86 (2 copies).


Genre: Tear sheets
Box 5, Folder 3 "Sid" (1904-1979), by I. J. Kapstein (Brown class 1926), Xerox, in Brown Alumni Monthly, p. 31-351
Contents Note: With Table of Contents

1979 Dec
Box 5, Folder 4 Theatre program of American Place Theatre production of "The Beauty Part" by S.J. Perelman
Contents Note: With cover photo

Box 5, Folder 5 Original manila folder marked "5", "Ms. Eastward Ha!, Tear Sheets Eastward Ha!, Tear Sheets, New Yorker"

Subseries F. Working File of Material Originally Contained in Pink Folder Marked "[#] 6" -- On Verso "3 New Yorker"
Box 5, Folders 6-17

Container Description Date
Box 5, Folder 6 Harvey Orkin to S.J. Perelman
Contents Note: In marker, "Letter that became Inception of 'The Beauty Part'"

Genre: Typed letter signed
1961 Mar 23
Box 5, Folder 7 On idea of updating old plays, as "Seven Keys to Baldpate" and moreal dramas of early 1900's?
Genre: Typed manuscript note
Box 5, Folder 7 "Best possibles": "Be sure to use situation in which my flat is burgled and 1,000,000 check..."
Genre: Autograph manuscript note
Box 5, Folder 7 "Gilbertian muscial re: Grand Central Louse Control"
Genre: Typed manuscript note
Box 5, Folder 7 A series of small incidents begin to ruffle me, shake my faith in myself and cause feelings of inadequacy
Genre: Typed manuscript note
Box 5, Folder 7 Rough notes for projected Arthur Murray Musicale
Genre: Typed manuscript note
Box 5, Folder 8 Giant Chocolate Egg Collapses (San Francisco Examiner, p. 5)
Contents Note: With autograph manuscript note re: chocolate egg

Genre: Clipping
1969 Mar 22
Box 5, Folder 8 Regarding S.J. Perelman's The Comic Loss, by Henry Mitchell (Washington Post)
Contents Note: With handwritten note by ?Mitchell?

Genre: Clipping
Oct 18
Box 5, Folder 8 The private dick as dandy, by Peter Conrad (Times Literary Supplement, p. 59-60)
Contents Note: With note to "Turnie" from "Sid"

Genre: Clipping
1978 Jan 20
Box 5, Folder 8 "Ready 'Rosetta Stone'"
Contents Note: With typed manuscript note, "For sentimental piece to be called 'How Many Mark Hannas Are There?...'"

Genre: Clipping
Box 5, Folder 9 "Schoolgirls left indecent notes for workmen" (London Times)
Contents Note: Mounted on New Yorker letterhead

Genre: Clipping
Sep 20
Box 5, Folder 9 "Straight narrative lead stating that Suzy Knickerbocker column of late September was bumper crop of juicy items..."
Contents Note: With clipping, "8th marriage ends" (re: Trujillo) by Suzy Knickerbocker (Philadelphia Inquirer, Sep 19, no year)

Genre: Typed manuscript note
Box 5, Folder 9 Review of S.J. Perelman's Vinegar Puss by Peter Mortimer on Durrant's memo
Box 5, Folder 10 Difficult to find owner of just 1 Aad painting (Tahiti Bulletin)
1975 Oct 3
Box 5, Folder 11 "The End and the Beginning" by Cosmo Hamilton, 4 p., photocopy
Box 5, Folder 12 Cairo Dancers Win Code of Modesty (Daily Telegraph)
Genre: Newspaper clipping
May 22
Box 5, Folder 12 Charm is Taken for a rail ride (Daily Telegraph)
Genre: Newspaper clipping
May 22
Box 5, Folder 12 Regarding chickens (London Times)
Genre: Newspaper clipping
Dec 29
Box 5, Folder 13 Cure by post (China A.M. Post)
Genre: Newspaper clipping
1950 Nov 26
Box 5, Folder 13 The Dream Game, by Ann Faraday (New Yorker)
Genre: Newspaper clipping
Box 5, Folder 13 Regarding Harold Evans, ed. London Sunday Times (Women's Wear Daily)
Genre: Newspaper clipping
1975 Oct 14
Box 5, Folder 13 Giving Credit Its Due in Beverly Hills (Los Angeles Times)
Genre: Newspaper clipping
1976 Feb 8
Box 5, Folder 14 Regarding Danny Kaye
Genre: Newspaper clipping
Box 5, Folder 14 "Herbert Leonard has Golden Touch" (Times)
Genre: Newspaper clipping
Feb 7
Box 5, Folder 14 Regarding Ogden Nash, an interview with daughters, Isabel and Linell Nash (Women's Wear Daily)
Genre: Newspaper clipping
1975 Oct 31
Box 5, Folder 15 Regarding S.J. Perelman (University of California, Santa Barbara, Faculty Notes)
Genre: Newspaper clipping
1976 Feb 2
Box 5, Folder 15 Regarding Success advertisement for townhouses (NYT)
Genre: Newspaper clipping
1974 Jun 5
Box 5, Folder 15 "Water pipes for Tourists" (Tehran Journal)
Genre: Newspaper clipping
Jul 21
Box 5, Folder 16 Newspaper page, 3-4 of London Times
Contents Note: Marked in red: many roads still affected by snow and ice; marketing ad; ad re: Jaguar

Genre: Newspaper clipping
1976 Jan 27
Box 5, Folder 17 Original pink folder marked "[#] 6" and "3 New Yorker" on verso

Subseries G. Working File Originally Contained in Folder marked "[#] 7 New Yorker Best Possibilities"
Box 5, Folders 18-29
Including correspondence, notes and drafts, and clippings with and without notes

Container Description Date
Box 5, Folder 18 To Harry [Harold Evans] from S.J. Perelman
Genre: Typed letter signed (copy)
1979 Aug 1
Box 5, Folder 18 Sandra Lee to S.J. Perelman
Genre: Typed letter signed
1974 Apr 3
Box 5, Folder 18 Mel to S.J. Perelman
Genre: Typed letter signed
1979 Sep 2
Box 5, Folder 18 From P.E.N. Club to S.J. Perelman
Contents Note: With typed manuscript note of S.J. Perelman attached

1969 Nov 29
Box 5, Folder 18 Ed thompson to S.J. Perelman
Genre: Typed letter signed
1974 Jan 11
Box 5, Folder 19 On Clipping from Charles O'Neill
Contents Note: With envelope

Genre: Autograph note
1973 Nov 30
Box 5, Folder 19 With clipping (The Daily News)
Contents Note: Mounted on New Yorker letterhead from S. Fraser

Genre: Typed note signed
1972 Aug 7
Box 5, Folder 20 Keatings' story... (someone attaining life's ambition), with portions of draft beginning: "Between you and me an the cat-o'-nine tails, I think I have a rather exceptional talent for self-castigation"
Genre: Note
Box 5, Folder 20 Kisty on E. Africa
Genre: Note
Box 5, Folder 20 Five Best bets ofr New Yorker
Genre: Note
Box 5, Folder 20 Complications attending my purchase of Victorian nude in Caledonian market
Genre: Note
Box 5, Folder 20 Commercial WRFM notes
Genre: Note
Box 5, Folder 20 Two New Yorker ideas
Genre: Note
Box 5, Folder 20 Louise Squire -- how we met
Genre: Note
Box 5, Folder 20 New Yorker possibilities (cont.) FW's story of dining at Lutece
Genre: Note
Box 5, Folder 21 Carvel ice cream
Genre: Note
Box 5, Folder 21 Rich Woman -- Dry cleaning piece
Genre: Note
Box 5, Folder 21 Life, New Statesman, New Yorker, TV Guide, ideas on Brown's Hotel (London) letterhead, 2 p.
Genre: Note
Box 5, Folder 21 Ideas for Gingold revue Sketches
Genre: Note
Box 5, Folder 21 On Museums and their directors
Genre: Note
Box 5, Folder 21 Trading in coffee-table book
Genre: Note
Box 5, Folder 21 Begins, "I wonder if I could make an announcement or two before we begin?"
Genre: Draft
Box 5, Folder 22 "Zwei Herzen in Die Dry-goods Schlock," by S.J. Perelman, 6 p.
Contents Note: With clipping

Genre: Typed manuscript draft (copy)
Box 5, Folder 22 Designer Becomes Author (Los Angeles Times), marked "Authors Orig 3-17-76"
Genre: Clipping (copy)
1976 Mar 1
Box 5, Folder 23 Regarding burglar alarm expert
Contents Note: With notes

Genre: Clipping
Box 5, Folder 23 Regarding Morris dance
Contents Note: With 2 typed manuscript notes

Genre: Clipping
Box 5, Folder 23 Women, Bank Settle on Damage Suit (Japan Times)
Contents Note: With Reader's Digest note about playlet on New Yorker letterhead

Genre: Clipping
1972 Dec 20
Box 5, Folder 24 Regarding diamond (WSJ)
Genre: Clipping
1970 Sep 11
Box 5, Folder 24 Regarding feminism (NYTBR)
Genre: Clipping
1974 Jun 9
Box 5, Folder 24 Regarding fireman (Times)
Genre: Clipping
Sep 26
Box 5, Folder 24 Regarding maharajah (Times)
Genre: Clipping
Jun 28
Box 5, Folder 24 Regarding monarch -- Nizam of Hyderabad
Genre: Clipping
Box 5, Folder 24 Regarding money (Times)
Genre: Clipping
Aug 23
Box 5, Folder 24 Regarding patents (Times)
Genre: Clipping
1970 Jul 18
Box 5, Folder 24 Regarding scampi (Telegraph)
Genre: Clipping
1973 Oct 4
Box 5, Folder 24 Regarding theft (Times)
Genre: Clipping
Sep 22
Box 5, Folder 24 Regarding Vinegar Puss by S.J. Perelman -- review by Paul Theroux (New Statesman)
Genre: Clipping
Box 5, Folder 24 Regarding wives (Times)
Genre: Clipping
Nov 19
Box 5, Folder 24 Regarding Wolseley (Herald Tribune, Paris)
Genre: Clipping
1976 Apr 9
Box 5, Folder 25 Regarding Ira Magaziner (Brown Daily Herald)
Contents Note: With typewritten name and address of Lew Cady

Genre: Clipping (copy)
1969 Jan 7
Box 5, Folder 25 By Alan Brien (The Sunday Times); Review of S.J. Perelman's Vinegar Puss, through Durant's
Genre: Clipping (photocopy)
1976 May 2
Box 5, Folder 25 By Paul Theroux (New Statesman); Review of S.J. Perelman's Vinegar Puss, through Durant's
Genre: Clipping (photocopy)
1976 Apr 9
Box 5, Folder 25 By Richard Boston (Punch); Review of S.J. Perelman's Vinegar Puss, through Durant's
Genre: Clipping (photocopy)
1976 Apr 14
Box 5, Folder 25 By Benny Green (Spectator); Review of S.J. Perelman's Vinegar Puss, through Durant's
Genre: Clipping (photocopy)
1976 Apr 17
Box 5, Folder 25 By C. J. Driver (Guardian); Review of S.J. Perelman's Vinegar Puss, through Durant's
Genre: Clipping (photocopy)
1976 Apr 18
Box 5, Folder 25 (Newsagent and Bookshop); Review of S.J. Perelman's Vinegar Puss, through Durant's
Genre: Clipping (photocopy)
1976 Apr 8
Box 5, Folder 25 (Street Life); Review of S.J. Perelman's Vinegar Puss, through Durant's
Genre: Clipping (photocopy)
1976 Jun 12
Box 5, Folder 25 (The Northern Echo); Review of S.J. Perelman's Vinegar Puss, through Durant's
Genre: Clipping (photocopy)
1976 May 7
Box 5, Folder 25 (Sunday Telegraph); Review of S.J. Perelman's Vinegar Puss, through Durant's
Genre: Clipping (photocopy)
1976 May 23
Box 5, Folder 25 By John Coleman (Observer Review); Review of S.J. Perelman's Vinegar Puss, through Durant's
Genre: Clipping (photocopy)
1976 Apr 11
Box 5, Folder 25 By Peter Mortimer (The Journal); Review of S.J. Perelman's Vinegar Puss, through Durant's
Genre: Clipping (photocopy)
1976 Apr 22
Box 5, Folder 25 By Charles Landstone (Jewish Chronicle); Review of S.J. Perelman's Vinegar Puss, through Durant's
Genre: Clipping (photocopy)
1976 May 3
Box 5, Folder 25 By Ken Holmes (Eastern Daily Press); Review of S.J. Perelman's Vinegar Puss, through Durant's
Genre: Clipping (photocopy)
1976 Jun 11
Box 5, Folder 25 By Adrian Vale (The Irish Times); Review of S.J. Perelman's Vinegar Puss, through Durant's
Genre: Clipping (photocopy)
1976 May 8
Box 5, Folder 26 List of 8 titles, "As offered to Harry Evans"
Contents Note: With tear sheets from New Yorker

1979 Sep 10
Box 5, Folder 27 Eastward Ha! (chapter V, Iran: Baksheesh and balderdash), illustrated by Al Hirschfeld (Travel and Leisure, p. 35-38, 52-56)
Genre: Tear sheets
Box 5, Folder 28 "Nostasia in Asia", illustrated by Ron Searle (Travel and Leisure); 1st installment, p. 26, 27, 45-47
Genre: Tear sheets
1973 Jun-Jul
Box 5, Folder 28 "Nostasia in Asia", illustrated by Ron Searle (Travel and Leisure); no. 2 The Egg and Ainu, p. 30-32, 58-61
Genre: Tear sheets
1973 Autumn
Box 5, Folder 28 "Nostasia in Asia", illustrated by Ron Searle (Travel and Leisure); III Paradise, p. 37-40, 96-100
Genre: Tear sheets
1973 Oct-Nov
Box 5, Folder 28 "Nostasia in Asia", illustrated by Ron Searle (Travel and Leisure); IV No Starch, no tunic, no chicken fat, p. 30-33, 50-52
Genre: Tear sheets
1974 Jan
Box 5, Folder 29 Original manila folder

Series 4. Contracts
Box 5, Folders 30-36

Container Description Date
Box 5, Folder 30 Contract for "A Child's Garden of Curses" (S.J. Perelman), signed by S.J. Perelman, Random House Publishers, et al., 3 p.
Genre: Typed document signed
1950 Feb 1
Box 5, Folder 31 Contract for "One Touch of Venus" (S.J. Perelman), signed by S.J. Perelman and Dramatists' Guild of the Author's League of American publishers, 7 p.
Genre: Typed document signed
1942 Dec 4
Box 5, Folder 32 Contract for "The Night Before Christmas" (S.J. Perelman and Laura West Perelman), signed by S.J. Perelman and Samuel French publisher, 7 p.
Genre: Typed document signed
1941 Nov 17
Box 5, Folder 33 Contract for "Westward, Ha!" (S.J. Perelman), signed by S.J. Perelman and Al Hirschfeld, 2 p.
Genre: Typed document signed
1946 Nov 15
Box 5, Folder 34 Contract for "Westward, Ha!" (S.J. Perelman), signed by S.J. Perelman, Al Hirschfeld, and John Griegs Forlag (Norway), 2 p.
Genre: Typed document signed
1950 Oct
Box 5, Folder 35 Alan Collins of Curtis Brown, Ltd to S.J. Perelman
Contents Note: Correspondence relating to contracts

Genre: Typed letter signed
1946 Dec 10
Box 5, Folder 35 To Mark [?Hanna], on New Yorker letterhead, from S.J. Perelman
Contents Note: Correspondence relating to contracts

Genre: Typed letter signed
1955 Jun 27
Box 5, Folder 35 Alan Collins to Mark Hanna
Contents Note: Correspondence relating to contracts

Genre: Typed letter (copy)
1956 Feb 21
Box 5, Folder 35 Collins to Hanna
Contents Note: Correspondence relating to contracts

Genre: Typed letter signed
1956 Feb 29
Box 5, Folder 35 Alan Collins to Mark Hanna
Contents Note: Correspondence relating to contracts

Genre: Typed letter signed
1956 Feb 29
Box 5, Folder 36 Original folder marked, "Contracts..."

Series 5. Awards
Box 6, Folders 1-5X

Container Description Date
Box 6, Folder 1 Certificate with citation from Brown University awarding S.J. Perelman honorary doctorate, signed by President Barnaby C. Keeney and Chancellor Harold B. Tanner
Genre: Document signed
1959 Oct 23
Box 6, Folder 2 With photograph of S.J. Perelman receiving his honorary doctorate from Brown
Genre: Clipping
Box 6, Folder 3 Brown leather case which originally held the certificate and clipping re: honorary doctorate from Brown
Box 6, Folder 4X Mayor's Award of Honor for Arts and Culture, City of New York, signed by Mayor Edward Koch, with seal of City of New York
Genre: Document signed
1979 Nov 5
Box 6, Folder 5X Blue folder which originally held the Mayor's Award of Honor for Arts and Culture

Series 6. Miscellaneous Printed
Box 6, Folders 6-8

Container Description Date
Box 6, Folder 6 Picture postcard with "The chicken inspector #23", with message on verso from Ella (Mrs. W. S.) Tripp.
Contents Note: Evidently inspired the title of S.J. Perelman's book of the same name

1914 Mar 2
Box 6, Folder 7 Judge Magazine
Contents Note: Contains an early story of S.J. Perelman, "Those Charming People," and illustrations by him, p. 9 and 27.

1928 Dec 29
Box 6, Folder 8 Original manila envelope which contained the 1914 postcard and Judge Magazine

Series 7. Photographs
Box 6, Folders 9-16

Container Description Date
Box 6, Folder 9 (Enlargement from snapshot) of S.J. Perelman and his wife, Laura West Perelman; on verso is written: Sid and Laura Perelman Brown [University] years
Box 6, Folder 10 Passport photo of S.J. Perelman
Box 6, Folder 10 S.J. Perelman and Laura West Perelmanwith third person in car; on verso is written: MG Sid & Laura
1957
Box 6, Folder 10 On verso is written S.J. Perelman Laura West Perelmanand dog, Danny
Box 6, Folder 10 S.J. Perelman and Laura West Perelman; on verso is written: San Franciscio Just prior to sailing for China
1947 Jan 7
Box 6, Folder 10 B. Aronson, Al H[irschfeld], S.J. Perelman and Laura West Perelmanon verso described as Coney Island
1946
Box 6, Folder 10 S.J. Perelman with bird in cage
Box 6, Folder 10 S.J. Perelman with bird in cage; described on verso as 69 Tang chi [?]
Box 6, Folder 10 Identified on verso as: S.J. Perelman, Laura West Perelman, and Arthur Kober, Seville, Spain
1934
Box 6, Folder 10 S.J. Perelman at typewriter; on verso is written, "Father Perplexed?"
Box 6, Folder 11 Laura, Adam, and Abby
Box 6, Folder 11 On verso is written: the good F[?] F[?] Adam W. Perelman
1986 Sep 9
Box 6, Folder 11 Laura W. Perelman. On verso is written: "Ready!"
Box 6, Folder 11 Laura Perelman. On verso is written: Laura, No. Alpine Drive, Beverly Hills, California
1938
Box 6, Folder 11 Laura Perelman with dog. Dated on verso.
1952
Box 6, Folder 11 Laura Perelman in jacket, trousers, and cap, with poodle
Box 6, Folder 11 Laura Perelman, described on verso as: Laura and [?Sisy]
Box 6, Folder 11 Laura Perelman on porch with dog, dated on verso
1940 Dec 11
Box 6, Folder 12 Perelman-West farm in Bucks County; Identified on verso: "the country estate that g[ ] up"
Box 6, Folder 12 Perelman-West farm in Bucks County; Identified on verso: country estate ?
Box 6, Folder 12 Perelman-West farm in Bucks County; Identified on verso: Bucks County
Box 6, Folder 13 Abby Laura Perelman; at cello
Box 6, Folder 13 Abby Laura Perelman; on verso is written: the way we were; wise guy; Abby P.
1950
Box 6, Folder 13 Abby Laura Perelman; laughing, on verso is written: To Evesdrop (I hope you find what your looking for) With Love.....[?] Abby Laura Perelman
Box 6, Folder 14 Three of Perelman family dog, Danny pointer
Box 6, Folder 14 One photostrip of 4 shots of Perelman family dog, Julie
Box 6, Folder 15 Nathanael West with two friends on hunting trip; shown with birds and dogs
Box 6, Folder 15 Nathanael West with hat in close-up candid photo
Box 6, Folder 15 Mrs. Nathanael West standing by station wagon, with dog
Box 6, Folder 16 Nathanael West, identified on verso as: Von Wallenstein Weinstein Brown University
1924
Box 6, Folder 16 S.J. Perelman and Laura West Perelman, with message on verso to "Darling Max", signed "Baby"
Box 6, Folder 16 Nathanael West; Boyhood picture, dated on verso
1913 Feb 20
Box 6, Folder 16 Nathanael West; Boyhood picture, dated on verso
1914 Feb
Box 6, Folder 16 Nathanael West; With cigarette; identified on verso as in Bucks County

Series 8. Books and Journals from the Library of S. J Perelman and Laura Perelman, 1891-1978
codices 1-94
The books have been cataloged and stored separately. Click on the title of the item to request access.

Container Description Date
Codex 1 Adams, Robert M. Bad Mouth: Fugitive Papers on the Dark Side. Berkeley.
Contents Note: First edition. Nice copy in dust jacket. Stamped on the front end-leaf, "From the Library of S.J. Perelman."

1977
Codex 2 Anstey, F. Tourmalin's Time Cheques. N.Y.
Contents Note: "Authorized Edition." Somewhat worn copy. Signed on the front end-leaf, "S.J. Perelman." Stamped on the front end-leaf, "From the Library of S.J. Perelman."

1891
Codex 3 Bedford, Sybille. Aldous Huxley A Biography. N.Y.
Contents Note: First American edition. Signed by the author on the title-page. Perelman's copy, with his stamp on the front end-leaf. Nice copy in slightly worn dust jacket.

1974
Codex 4 Beerbohm, Max. More. London.
Contents Note: "Second edition." Stamped on the front end-leaf, "From the Library of S.J. Perelman." Sound copy. Spine label is worn.

1899
Codex 5 Beerbohm, Max. Seven Men. London.
Contents Note: First edition. Portion of dust jacket laid in. Perelman's copy, stamped on the front end-leaf.

1919
Codex 6 Beerbohm, Max. The Works of Max Beerbohm. With a Bibliography by John Lane. London.
Contents Note: "Third edition." Perelman's copy, inscribed on the front end leaf, "S.J. Perelman January 1, 1925 New York City." Cloth binding somewhat worn.

1921
Codex 7X Blum, Daniel. A Pictorial history of the Silent Screen. N.Y.
Contents Note: Reprint. Printed wrappers. Stamped on the front end-leaf, "From the Library of S.J. Perelman."

1953
Codex 8 Calman, Mel. The New Penguin Calman.
Contents Note: First edition, wrappers. Inscribed on the inside front wrapper, "To Sid[ney J. Perelman] Love from Mel [Calman] 1977--May all your troubles be female." With a small cartoon drawing of the author.

1977
Codex 9 Ellmann, Richard. Ulysses on the Liffey.
Contents Note: Nice copy in dust jacket. Stamped on the front end-leaf, "From the Library of S.J. Perelman."

1972
Codex 10 Ellmann, Richard. Eminent Domain. N.Y.
Contents Note: Nice copy in dust jacket. Perelman's stamp of ownership on the front end-leaf.

1967
Codex 11 Fowler, H.W. A Dictionary of Modern English Usage. Second Edition revised by Gowers. Oxford.
Contents Note: S.J. Perelman's personal copy, signed by him on front end-leaf. Stamped on the front end-leaf, "From the Library of S.J. Perelman."

1965
Codex 12X Francois, Andre. The Half-Naked Knight. N.Y.
Contents Note: "First American Edition." Nice copy in dust jacket. Stamped on the inside front cover, "From the Library of S.J. Perelman Erwinna, Pa."

1968
Codex 13X Francois, Andre. The Biting Eye. Introduction by Ronald Searle. London.
Contents Note: First English edition. Nice copy in somewhat worn dust jacket. Inscribed on the half-title: "Pour Laura et Pour S.J. Perelman Andres Francois." Stamped on the front end-leaf, "From the Library of S.J. Perelman."

1960
Codex 14X Francois, Andre. The Biting Eye. With an Introduction by Ronald Searle. London.
Contents Note: First edition. Nice copy in dust jacket. With Perelman's stamp of ownership on the half-title.

1960
Codex 15X Francois, Andre. The Tatooed Sailor. N.Y.
Contents Note: Fourth printing. Nice copy in somewhat worn dust jacket. Perelman's stamp of ownership on the front end-leaf.

1953
Codex 16 French, Philip. Westerns. London
Contents Note: Boards, dust jacket. First edition. Inscribed on the front end-leaf, "For S.J. P[erelman]. the author of the ultimate scenario--Philip French 9 July 1976." With Perelman's stamp of ownership on the front end-leaf. A nice copy.

1974
Codex 17 French, Philip. Westerns. London, "Revised Edition."
Contents Note: Printed wrappers. Inscribed on front end-leaf, "For Sid[ney J. Perelman] with my very kindest regards Philip [French] 16-7-78." Stamped on the front end-leaf, "From the Library of S.J. Perelman."

1977
Codex 18X Frueh, Alfred Joseph. On the Theatre. New York Public Library.
Contents Note: Preface by Brendan Gill. Printed wrappers. Stamped on the half-title, "From the Library of S.J. Perelman, Erwinna, Pa."

1972
Codex 19 Gass, William. On Being Blue. Boston.
Contents Note: First edition. Cloth, dust jacket. Fine copy. Inscribed by the author on the front end-leaf, "For dearest darling Sid[ney J. Perelman] from William [Gass]." Stamped on the front end-leaf, "From the Library of S.J. Perelman."

1975
Codex 20X (Gikow, Ruth). Ruth Gikow [Paintings]. Introduction by Matthew Josephson. N.Y.
Contents Note: First edition. Nice copy in dust jacket. Inscribed on the title page, "To Sid--as ever! Oct. 26, 1976 Ruth [Gikow]." Stamped on the front end-leaf, "From the Library of S.J. Perelman."

1970
Codex 21 Glashan, John. Private Eye Cartoon Library 7: The Jokes of John Glashan. London.
Contents Note: Printed wrappers. Introduction by Walton Fentworth. Inscribed on front end-leaf, "To S.J. Perelman with Best Wishes from Malton Fentworth." Stamped on inside front wrapper, "From the Library of S.J. Perelman."

1975
Codex 22XX Grosz, George. Ecce Homo. Berlin.
Contents Note: Worn copy, front cover loose. A number of pages are chipped and worn. Stamped on the front end-leaf, "From the Library of S.J. Perelman."

1923
Codex 23 [Hellman, Lillian]. The Hite Report.
Contents Note: "Sixth printing." Nice copy in dust jacket. Taped to the front end-leaf is a card inscribed, "A testament to how young I think you are affectionately L. Hellman." With Perelman's stamp of ownership on front end-leaf.

1976
Codex 24 Hill, Robert H. (Compiler). Jarrolds' Dictionary of Difficult Words. London.
Contents Note: "Second edition." S.J. Perelman's copy, inscribed on the front end-leaf, "Dear Sid[ney J. Perelman]--Kindly re-arrange these 15,000 difficult words to form a plot. Ogden [Nash]." A very nice association item. A slightly worn copy. Stamped with Perelman's "From the Library of S.J. Perelman" on the front end-leaf.

1944?
Codex 25 Hollander, John. Reflections on Espionage. N.Y.
Contents Note: "First Edition." Fine copy in dust jacket. Inscribed by the author on the half-title, "For S.J. Perelman in continuous debt and with unabashed admiration. John Hollander New Haven March, 1978." Laid in is a two-page autograph note from Hollander to Mr. Perelman, sending this book in gratitude. With envelope. With Perelman's stamp of ownership on front end-leaf.

1976
Codex 26X Hutcheon, Robin. Chinnery: The Man and the Legend. (Hong Kong).
Contents Note: Nice copy in dust jacket. Stamped on the half-title, "From the Library of S.J. Perelman."

1975
Codex 27X Ingrams, Richard (Editor). Beachcomber The Works of J.B. Morton. Illustrated by Nicolas Bentley. (London).
Contents Note: First edition. Nice copy in somewhat worn dust jacket. Stamped on front end-leaf, "From the Library of S.J. Perelman."

1974
Codex 28X Jenkinson, Denis & Peter Verstappen. The Schlumpf Obsession. London.
Contents Note: First edition. Nice copy in dust jacket. Stamped on the front end-leaf, "From the Library of S.J. Perelman."

1977
Codex 29 Joyce, James. Ulysses. Paris.
Contents Note: "Fourth Printing." Original wrappers, bound in boards and leather. Gold lettering on spine. The Random House publicity photo of Joyce laid in. Stamped on inside front cover, "From the Library of S.J. Perelman Erwinna, Pa."

1924
Codex 30 Joyce, James. Ulysses. Odyssey Press.
Contents Note: First Odyssey edition. Two volumes, bound in full green leather, stamped in gold on spine. S.J. Perelman's copies, stamped on the half-title of volume one, "From the Library of S.J. Perelman Erwinna, Pa."

1932
Codex 31 Kuprin, Alexander. The Garnet Bracelet and Other Stories. Moscow.
Contents Note: Text in English. Nice copy in dust jacket. Stamped on the front end-leaf, "From the Library of S.J. Perelman."

1958?
Codex 32 Lackner, Stephan. The Fables and Foibles of Professor Nimbus. [Santa Barbara, California].
Contents Note: Drawings by Howard Warshaw. First edition, printed wrappers. Inscribed on the title-page, "To Mr. Perelman, souvenir of Santa Barbara, Stephen Lackner--Howard Warshaw."

1966
Codex 33X Levine, Jack. Recent Paintings. Exhibition Apr 12-May 6, 1972. Kennedy Galleries, Inc. N.Y.
Contents Note: Printed wrappers. Stamped on title-page, "From the Library of S.J. Perelman."

1972
Codex 34X Levine, Jack. Recent Works. Kennedy Galleries. N.Y.
Contents Note: 1975 Nov 8-29. Printed wrappers. With Perelman's stamp of ownership on the title-page.

1975
Codex 35X Matthiessen, Peter. The Tree Where Man Was Born. N.Y.
Contents Note: "First Edition." Nice copy in dust jacket. Stamped on the front end-leaf, "From the Library of S.J. Perelman."

1972
Codex 36 Maugham, W. Somerset. Great Novelists and Their Novels. Philadelphia.
Contents Note: "First Edition." Nice copy in somewhat worn dust jacket. Inscribed by the author on the front end-leaf, "From one author to another. W. S. Maugham wishing him fun. San Francisco, 19 Jan. 1949." Stamped on the inside front cover, "From the Library of S.J. Perelman Erwinna, Pa."

1948
Codex 37 Maugham, W. Somerset. The Travel Books. London.
Contents Note: Reprint. Nice copy in somewhat worn dust jacket. Inscribed by the author on the front end-leaf, "For Sidney Perelman With the affectionate regards of his old friend the [?] older author. W. Somerset Maugham. 14 March 1959." Stamped on the front end-leaf, "From the Library of S.J. Perelman."

1955
Codex 38 <archref xlink:href="https://search.library.brown.edu/catalog/b######"Maurer, David W. The Big Con: The Story of the Confidence Man and the Confidence Game. N.Y.
Contents Note: "First Edition." Inscribed on the front end-leaf, "For Syd and Laura Perelman With great regard. D.W. Maurer New Years Eve 1948." Signed by S.J. Perelman on the front end leaf. Also stamped, "From the Library of S.J. Perelman." Slightly worn copy. No dust jacket.

1940
Codex 39 Morley, Sheridan. Oscar Wilde.
Contents Note: Fine copy in dust jacket. With the front end-leaf stamped, "From the Library of S.J. Perelman."

1976
Codex 40 Morrell, Lady Ottoline. Lady Ottoline's Album. N.Y.
Contents Note: The "First Edition." Nice copy in dust jacket. Laid in is a letter from the publisher (Knopf) sending this copy to S.J. Perelman and commenting on his recent article in the New Yorker regarding Lady Ottoline. Stamped on the front end-leaf, "From the Library of S.J. Perelman." (See Mr. Perelman's review, published posthumously in the Guardian, 1979 Oct 20).

1976
Codex 41X Osborn, Robert and Eve Wengler. An Osborn Festival of Phobias. N.Y.
Contents Note: First edition. Inscribed on the front end-leaf, "2 May 1976 to Sid[ney J. Perelman]--If there is any merit in this book, you caused it. In many ways you taught me how to react to laughter. Your writing surprised me and delighted me when I wasn't allowed to respond to either response. Much love and than you for everything. Love, Eve." No dust jacket (issued?). Introduction by Arthur Miller.

1971
Codex 42 (Perelman, S.J.). Best American Humorous Short Stories, Edited by Robert N. Linscott.
Contents Note: "First Modern Library Edition." Nice copy in somewhat worn dust jacket. Includes three selections by Perelman. His portrait appears on the front jacket. Stamped on the half-title, "From the Library of S.J. Perelman Erwinna, Pa." Signed on the verso of the front end-leaf, "Laura W. Perelman."

1945
Codex 43 Perelman, S.J. Bite on the Bullet, Or Under the Spreading Atrophy. London.
Contents Note: First English edition. Nice copy in somewhat worn dust jacket. Author's copy, stamped on the front end-leaf, "From the Library of S.J. Perelman."

1957
Codex 44 Perelman, S.J. Chicken Inspector No. 23. New York.
Contents Note: "Second Printing." Nice copy in dust jacket. Stamped on front end-leaf, "From the Library of S.J. Perelman." The author's copy.

1966
Codex 45 Perelman, S.J. Chicken Inspector No. 23. New York.
Contents Note: "First Printing." Fine copy in dust jacket. Inscribed by the author to his wife: "For Laura, This nosegay to celebrate four decades of laughter and excitement that only she could have made possible--With much love, Sid--5 August 1966." An exceptional association copy.

1966
Codex 46 Perelman, S.J. A Child's Garden of Curses. Heinemann, London.
Contents Note: "First Published." First English edition. Advance copy, with publisher's "Not for Sale" notice tipped to front end-leaf. The author's copy, stamped on front end-leaf, "From the Library of S.J. Perelman."

1951
Codex 47 Perelman, S.J. Crazy Like a Fox. London.
Contents Note: First English edition. Advance copy, with publisher's "Not For Sale" notice tipped to front end-leaf. nice copy in worn dust jacket. The author's copy, stamped on front end-leaf, "From the Library of S.J. Perelman."

1945
Codex 48 Perelman, S.J. Crazy Like a Fox. Armed Services Edition.
Contents Note: Printed wrappers. Stamped on the title-page, "From the Library of S.J. Perelman." The author's copy.

[1945]
Codex 49 Perelman, S.J. Crazy Like a Fox.
Contents Note: "Seventh Printing." Nice copy in worn just jacket. The author's copy, stamped on the front end-leaf, "From the Library of S.J. Perelman Erwinna, Pa."

1944
Codex 50 Perelman, S.J. The Dream Department.
Contents Note: Third printing. Two dust jackets (variants). Perelman's personal copy, signed by him on the front end-leaf and stamped, "From the Library of S.J. Perelman."

1943
Codex 51 Perelman, S.J. The Ill-Tempered Clavichord. New York.
Contents Note: "First Printing." Nice copy in slightly worn dust jacket. The author's wife's copy, signed on front end-leaf, "Laura W. Perelman."

1952
Codex 52 Perelman, S.J. The Ill-Tempered Clavichord. New York.
Contents Note: "First Printing" Nice copy in slightly worn dust jacket. The author's personal copy, stamped on front end-leaf, "From the Library of S.J. Perelman."

1952
Codex 53 Perelman, S.J. The Ill-Tempered Clavichord. London.
Contents Note: The First English edition. The author's copy, stamped on front end-leaf, "From the Library of S.J. Perelman Erwinna, Pa." Nice copy in dust jacket.

1953
Codex 54 Perelman, S.J. Keep It Crisp. New York.
Contents Note: "First Printing." Nice copy in somewhat worn dust jacket. Perelman's personal copy, stamped on the front end-leaf, "From the Library of S.J. Perelman Erwinna, Pa."

1946
Codex 55 Perelman, S.J. Keep It Crisp. London.
Contents Note: First English edition. Nice copy in slightly worn dust jacket. Advance copy, with publisher's note "Not For Sale" tipped to front end-leaf. The author's copy, stamped on the front end-leaf, "From the Library of S.J. Perelman."

1947
Codex 56 Perelman, S.J. Listen to the Mocking Bird. Drawings by Hirschfeld. London.
Contents Note: First English edition. Nice copy in somewhat worn dust jacket. The author's copy, stamped on front end-leaf, "From the Library of S.J. Perelman Erwinna, Pa." Occasional marginal markings by the author, with a notation in the margin at page 71.

1950
Codex 57 Perelman, S.J. The Most of S.J. Perelman. New York.
Contents Note: "First Printing." Nice copy in dust jacket. The dedication copy, inscribed on the front end-leaf by the author to his wife: "To Laura, with love. From Sid--22 September 1958." Certainly, the most desirable copy of this classic book. (The dedication reads, "For Laura").

1958
Codex 58 Perelman, S.J. The Most of S.J. Perelman. New York.
Contents Note: "First Printing." Nice copy in somewhat worn dust jacket. The author's personal copy, signed by him on the front end-leaf. Stamped on the front end-leaf, "From the Library of S.J. Perelman."

1958
Codex 59 Perelman, S.J. The Most of S.J. Perelman.
Contents Note: "Third Printing." Nice copy in dust jacket. The author's wife's copy, signed "Laura W. Perelman" on the half-title.

1958
Codex 60 Perelman, S.J. The Rising Gorge. New York
Contents Note: "Second Printing." Nice copy in dust jacket. Inscribed, "For Judith Ann Greetings--Adam W. Perelman 10/3/73."

1961
Codex 61 Perelman, S.J. The Rising Gorge. London.
Contents Note: First English edition. Fine in dust jacket. Inscribed, "For Sister Dear Adam Perelman 6/8/64." (Inscribed by S.J. Perelman's son to his daughter).

1962
Codex 62 Perelman, S.J. The Rising Gorge. New York.
Contents Note: The author's personal copy, stamped on front end-leaf, "From the Library of S.J. Perelman Erwinna, Pa."

1961
Codex 63 Perelman, S.J. The Road to Miltown, Or Under the Spreading Atrophy. New York.
Contents Note: "Fourth Printing." Nice copy in somewhat worn dust jacket. The author's copy, signed on the front end-leaf, "S.J. Perelman." Stamped on the front end-leaf, "From the Library of S.J. Perelman."

1957
Codex 64 Perelman, S.J. The Swiss Family Perelman. London.
Contents Note: First English edition. Nice copy in worn dust jacket. The author's wife's copy, signed "Laura W. Perelman" on the front end-leaf. A nice association copy.

1951
Codex 65 Perelman, S.J. Westward Ha! New York.
Contents Note: First edition, no dust jacket. Inscribed on the front end-leaf, "To Mother with all my love, from her globe-trotting son, Sid[ney]. S.J. Perelman May 29, 1948." A nice (slightly soiled) copy. An exceptional association copy.

1948
Codex 66 Perelman, S.J. and Laura. The Night Before Christmas. A Comedy in Three Acts. Samuel French.
Contents Note: Wrappers (worn). The author's copy, stamped on the title-page, "From the Library of S.J. Perelman."

1942
Codex 67X Pinter, Harold. Poems and Prose 1949-1977. London.
Contents Note: First edition. Nice copy in dust jacket. With Perelman's stamp of ownership on front end-leaf.

1978
Codex 68X Pinter, Harold. The Proust Screenplay. London.
Contents Note: First edition. Nice copy in dust jacket. Stamped on front end-leaf, "From the Library of S.J. Perelman."

1978
Codex 69X Price, George. Browse at Your Own Risk. N.Y.
Contents Note: First edition. Nice copy in dust jacket. Inscribed on half-title, "To Sid--with admiration and thanks for all the grins for the past 46 years from your old New Yorker colleague. George Price Nov. 30 '77." With Perelman's stamp of ownership on the front end-leaf.

1977
Codex 70X Punch. Three bound volumes.
Contents Note: Each volume is stamped on the front end-leaf, "From the Library of S.J. Perelman."

1922 Jul-Dec; 1923 Jul-Dec; 1937 Jan-Jul
Codex 71 Raphael, Chaim. A Feast of History. N.Y.
Contents Note: "First U.S. Printing." Nice copy in slightly worn dust jacket. Inscribed on the half-title, "For Sid Perelman--Why is this man different from all other men?--Chaim Raphael New York December 14 1977." With Perelman's stamp of ownership on the front end-leaf.

1972
Codex 72X Rosenberg, Harold. Saul Steinberg. N.Y.
Contents Note: "First Edition." Printed wrappers. Signed on the half-title, "Saul St[einberg] and Harold [Rosenberg]." Stamped on the half-title, "From the Library of S.J. Perelman."

1978
Codex 73 Sansom, William. Proust and his World. N.Y.
Contents Note: First U.S. edition. Nice copy in dust jacket. Stamped on the front end-leaf, "From the Library of S.J. Perelman."

1973
Codex 74 Searle, Ronald. Ronald Searle. Cabinet des Estampes. Bibliotheque Nationale. Paris.
Contents Note: Preface by Ben Shahn. Printed wrappers. Exhibition catalogue with 258 illustrations. Inscribed on the title-page, "For Sid[ney Perelman]--especially because of item no. 211 but also because I like him [--?--], affectionately, Ronald 6-73. Item #211 is certainly an illustration of Perelman in a horse-drawn coach during his travels. Limited to one-hundred numbered and signed copies.

1973 Jan-Mar
Codex 75 Shahn, Ben. The Biography of a Painting. Fogg Museum, Harvard University.
Contents Note: S.J. Perelman's personal copy, with his signature on the front end-leaf. Wrappers. Fine copy.

1956
Codex 76XX Shahn, Ben. Love and Joy About letters. N.Y.
Contents Note: Color plates. In publisher's slipcase. Nice copy, but for slight damage to spine. Box somewhat worn. Stamped on inside front cover, "From the Library of S.J. Perelman Erwinna, Pa."

1963
Codex 77 Shahn, Ben. The Shape of Content. Cambridge.
Contents Note: First edition. Nice copy in somewhat worn dust jacket. Perelman's copy with his stamp of ownership on the front end-leaf.

1957
Codex 78XX Shahn, Bernarda Bryson. Ben Shahn. Abrams, N.Y.
Contents Note: Fine copy, in dust jacket. Stamped on the front end-leaf, "From the Library of S.J. Perelman." A comprehensive survey of Shahn's work.

1972
Codex 79 Sissman, L.E. Dying: An Introduction.
Contents Note: "First Edition." Wrappers. Nice copy. Inscribed on front end-leaf, "To S.J. Perelman in admiration. L.E. Sissman October 15, 1970." With Perelman's stamp of ownership on front end-leaf.

1967
Codex 80 Sissman, L.E. Dying: An Introduction.
Contents Note: "First Edition." Fine copy in dust jacket. Inscribed on the front end-leaf, "For Sid Perelman, in admiration, as ever. Ed Sissman February, 1975."

1967
Codex 81 Sissman, L.E. Pursuit of Honor.
Contents Note: "First Edition." Fine copy in dust jacket. Inscribed on the front end-leaf, "For Sid Perelman, with hopes that he will like some of these poems as well as the earlier ones. Affectionately, Ed Sissman February 1975."

1971
Codex 82 Sissman, L.E. Scattered Returns.
Contents Note: "First Edition." Fine copy in dust jacket. Inscribed on the front end-leaf, "Sid Perelman With warmest wishes from Ed Sissman, an admirer of thirty-five years' standing. Boston, February 1975."

1969
Codex 83X Soby, james Thrall. Ben Shahn His Graphic Art. N.Y.
Contents Note: First edition. Nice copy in dust jacket. Stamped on the front end-leaf, "From the Library of S.J. Perelman."

1957
Codex 84X Soby, James Thrall. Ben Shahn Paintings. N.Y.
Contents Note: "First Printing." Nice copy in dust jacket. Stamped on the front end-leaf, "From the Library of S.J. Perelman."

1983
Codex 85X Strand Magazine. Five volumes.
Contents Note: Publisher's decorated cloth bindings. Each volume contains Arthur Conan Doyle Sherlock Homes stories, Beerbohm, etc. Generally nice copies. Stamped on the front end-leaves, "From the Library of S.J. Perelman."

1891 Jul-1893 Dec
Codex 86X The Swing Era 1939-1940. 1939: A Real Dream of a Year... Time-Life Books, N.Y.
Contents Note: Stamped on the front end-leaf, "From the Library of S.J. Perelman."

1971
Codex 87 Thoreau, Henry David. Walden and Other Writings. Modern Library.
Contents Note: Bound in full leather, gold stamping on spine. This is Perelman's personal copy, signed by him on the half-title. Also stamped on front end-leaf, "From the Library of S.J. Perelman."

1937
Codex 88X Verne, Jules. Le Tour Du Monde en Quatre-Vingts Jours. Paris.
Contents Note: Illustrated boards. Stamped on front end-leaf, "From the Library of S.J. Perelman." Nice copy. Wood-cut illustrations. This may be the 1893 edition.

undated
Codex 89X Vidal, Gore (et al). Great American Families. N.Y.
Contents Note: "First published in America in 1977." Nice copy in dust jacket. Stamped on the front end-leaf, "From the Library of S.J. Perelman."

1977
Codex 90 Warshaw A Decade of Murals. Bowdoin College Museum of Art.
Contents Note: Wrappers. Inscribed on front end-leaf, "For Sid[ney J. Perelman]--Howard [Warshaw]. Stamped on the title-page, "From the Library of S.J. Perelman."

1972
Codex 91 West, Nathanael. The Day of the Locust. Random House.
Contents Note: "First Printing." Red cloth (faded), dust jacket (somewhat worn). The dedicatee's copy, signed by the author's sister on the front end-leaf ("Laura Weinstein"). The dedication page reads, 'For Laura." A most important copy of a twentieth century highspot in American literature.

1939
Codex 92 West, Nathanael. Miss Lonelyhearts. Harcourt, Brace & Co. edition.
Contents Note: Faded red cloth, somewhat worn dust jacket. The author's sister's copy, signed "Laura Weinstein" on the front end-leaf (the wife of S.J. Perelman). She has also mounted review blurbs on the front end-leaf. and inside the front cover. A very nice association copy.

Codex 93 West, Nathanael. Miss Lonelyhearts. London, Grey Walls Press.
Contents Note: First English edition. Blue cloth binding. Probably an advance review copy, with the bare remnants of a review slip paste down on the front end-leaf. The author's sister's copy, with her signature on the front end-leaf. Nice copy in slightly worn dust jacket. A very nice association copy.

1949
Codex 94 West, Nathanael. The Dream Life of Balso Snell. Contact Editions, Paris & New York.
Contents Note: Copy #143 of 500 numbered copies. Wrappers (worn). This copy belonged to Nathanael West's sister Laura (Mrs. S.J. Perelman). She has signed the book on the front end-leaf. An important association copy.

1931

Series 9. Writings and Documents of Nathanael West
Box 6, Folder 17-24
"Even Stephen", the play on which West and Perelman collaborated is included in the section of S.J. Perelman's writings (Box 1, Folders 17-19)

Container Description Date
Box 6, Folder 17 The Adventurer: short story
Contents Note: With handwritten revisions, unpublished, 16 p.

Genre: Typed manuscript draft
circa 1931
Box 6, Folder 18 The Imposter[,] L'Affaire Beano: short story
Contents Note: With handwritten revisions, unpublished, 15 p.

Genre: Typed manuscript draft
Box 6, Folder 19 L'Affaire Beano[,] The Fake
Contents Note: With handwritten revisions, unpublished, 22 p.

Genre: Typed manuscript draft
Box 6, Folder 20 Mr. Potts of Pottstown
Contents Note: With handwritten revisions, unpublished, 24 p.

Genre: Typed manuscript draft
Box 6, Folder 21 O Beer! O Meyerbeer! O Bach! O Offenback!
Contents Note: Part of Dream Life of Balso Snell, 1 p.

Genre: Typed manuscript poem
Box 6, Folder 22 Tibetan Night: short story
Contents Note: Unpublished, 6 p.

Genre: Typed manuscript
Box 6, Folder 23 Western Union Boy: short story
Contents Note: Unpublished, 5 p. With name and address of Maxim Lieber pasted on upper right corner of first page. With carbon copy of the first two pages.

Genre: Typed manuscript signed
Box 6, Folder 24 Contract for the Italian publication rights of West's Miss Lonelyhearts, with Casa Ditrice Valentino Bompiani
Contents Note: Executed in the name of Laura West Perelman, West's sister and literary heir and executrix, and signed for her by Maxim Lieber, West's original literary agent

Genre: Typed document signed
1946 Dec 11
Box 6, Folder 25 Red envelope/file: "If lost return to: S. J. Perelman..."
Contents Note: Used at different times for his autobiography in progress; old New Yorker ideas; tear sheets of uncollected but published work

Series 10. Supplements
Boxes 7-9
This section consists of addional material acquired from various sources, Each supplement represents a separate accession.

Subseries A. Supplement #1
Box 7, Folder 1-4
Printed material purchased from another source.

Container Description Date
Box 7, Folder 1 Herrmann, Dorothy. S. J. Perelman: A Life (New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons)
Contents Note: Uncorrected proof for limited distribution.

1986
Box 7, Folder 2 Crowther, Prudence, ed. Don't Tread on Me: Letters of S. J. Perelman (New York: Viking Penguin).
Contents Note: Review copy

1987
Box 7, Folder 2 Crowther, Prudence, ed. Don't Tread on Me: Letters of S. J. Perelman (New York: Viking Penguin).
Contents Note: With photograph of S.J. Perelman, by Jill Krementz.

1987
Box 7, Folder 2 Crowther, Prudence, ed. Don't Tread on Me: Letters of S. J. Perelman (New York: Viking Penguin).
Contents Note: With publisher's advertisement for book in "News From Viking"

1987

Subseries B. Supplement #2
Box 8, Folder 1

Container Description Date
Box 7, Folder 1 Herrmann, Dorothy. S. J. Perelman: A Life (New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons)
Contents Note: Signed by the author. Gift of the author.

1986

Subseries C. Supplement #3
Box 1XX and shoebox

Container Description Date
Shoebox Steinberg, Saul. [Original] pen and pencil sketch label attached to a wine bottle.
Contents Note: Given by the artist to S.J. Perelman.

circa 1956
Box 1XX Modell, Frank. Ink Cartoon drawing.
Contents Note: 17 x 27 cm. Original drawing. With dog's head corrected in a paste-over, of a cartoon published in The New Yorker magazine -- copyright statement attached. Inscribed "To Laura and Sid, Dog Lovers, Art Lovers with best wishes, Frank."

Aug 5
Box 1XX Gikow, Ruth. Etching entitled "Pot."
Contents Note: Artists proof. 30 x 22.5 cm (impression); 51 x 40.5 cm (matted sheet). Shows series of heads smoking. Inscribed: "Happy Birthday Sid -- from Ruth and Jack [Levine]."

Box 1XX Levine, Jack. Sepia print.
Contents Note: Five figures, mostly just heads, in sketchbook style characteristic of Levine's drawings and prints. 22.5 x 30 cm (impression); 38 x 55 cm (sheet). Inscribed: "To Sid, Happy Birthday R[uth] & J[ack Levine]". Also signed: "J. Levine".

Box 1XX Levine, Jack. Etching. Bust of a woman smoking a cigarette
Contents Note: 30 x 22.5 cm (impression); 50 x 38 cm (sheet). Inscribed "For Sid". Signed "J[ack] Levine."

Box 1XX [Shahn, Ben, 1898-1969] Print of a bird with spread wings, in black and grey watercolors. Japanese. Photo offset.
Contents Note: 33 x 25.5 cm. Japanese inscription in upper left corner: Inscribed: "Greetings from the Shahns."

Subseries D. Supplement #4
Box 1XXX
From the Art Department of the Brown University News and Information Services

Container Description Date
Box 1XXX Poster for "S. J. Perelman Day" held at the John Hay Library
1988 Jan 30

Subseries E. Supplement #5
Box 9

Container Description Date
Box 9 Perelman, S. J. (Sidney Joseph) and Nathanael West. Even Stephen: play
Contents Note: Unpublished typed manuscripts of play never produced, with corrections, probably in Perelman's hand. Photocopies prepared for the reading of the play on the occasion of S. J. Perelman Day, John Hay Library, 1988 Jan 30.

Genre: Typed manuscript
circa 1934