Guide to the Susanna Valentine Mitchell Gammell papers , 1896-1976


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: Susanna Valentine Mitchell Gammell papers
Date range: 1896-1976
Creator: Gammell, Susanna Valentine Mitchell
Extent: 6 linear feet
Abstract: The Susanna Gammell papers is primarily comprised of manuscript drafts, notes, and typescripts of Gammell's writings. The types of materials include essays, novels, short stories, plays, poems, diaries, journals, speech material, and some correspondence. The collection also includes manuscript plays written by her father, Langdon Mitchell.
Language of materials: English
Repository: Brown University Library, Special Collections
Collection number: Ms. 89.18

Scope & content

The Susanna Gammell papers is primarily comprised of manuscript drafts, notes, and typescripts of Gammell's writings. The types of materials include essays, novels, short stories, plays, poems, diaries, journals, speech material, and some correspondence. The collection also includes manuscript plays written by her father, Langdon Mitchell.

Arrangement

The Susanna Gammell papers are arranged in 23 boxes by type of material.

Biographical note

Susanna Valentine Mitchell Gammell was born in 1896 to playwright, Langdon Elwyn, and actress, Marian Lea Mitchell. She went on to marry William Gammell with whom she had three children. Gammell died in 1960.

Access & Use

Access to the collection: There are some fifty-year restrictions on access to the collection, as stipulated by the donor. The collection can only be seen by prior appointment because some materials may be stored off-site and cannot be produced on the same day on which they are requested.
Use of the materials: Although Brown University has physical ownership of the collection and the materials contained therein, it does not claim literary rights. Researchers should note that compliance with copyright law is their responsibility. Researchers must determine the owners of the literary rights and obtain any necessary permissions from them.
Preferred citation: Susanna Valentine Mitchell Gammell Papers, Ms. 89.18, 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: The Susanna Valentine Mitchell Gammell papers were a gift to the Brown University Library from Gammell's daughter, Helena-Hope Gammell '48.
ABOUT THE FINDING AID  
Author: Finding aid prepared by Brown Staff.
Encoding: Finding aid encoded by Mark Chepkwony 2010 April 16
Descriptive rules: Finding aid based on Describing Archives: A Content Standard (DACS)

Additional Information

Related material: The papers of Gammell's father, Langdon Mitchell, are located at the New York Public Library: Langdon Elwyn Mitchell papers The papers of Gammell's grandfather are located at the New York Public Library: S. Weir Mitchell papers

Inventory


Box 1, Folder 1-6 Correspondence
Box 1, Folder 7-11 Social notebooks and related personal papers.
Contents Note: Includes material relating to the Georgetown Citizens' Association.

Box 2, Folder 1-5 Journal/diary
1933-1942
Box 2, Folder 6-7 Journal/diary
1941-1943
Box 3, Folder 1-4 Journal/diary
1945-1946
Box 3, Folder 5 Journal/diary
1951
Box 3, Folder 6-8 Travel/diary
1953
Box 4, Folder 1-5 Journal/diary
1951-1960
Box 4, Folder 6-7 Journal/diary
Box 5, Folder 1 Essay, "For India"
Box 5, Folder 2-5 French study notes and group presentation notes.
Box 5, Folder 6 Speech material
Box 5, Folder 7-9 Miscellaneous notes
Box 5, Folder 10 Music
Box 6, Folder 1-7 Bright April Weather (novel)
Box 7, Folder 1 Bright April Weather continued
Box 7, Folder 2-5 Something Human (novel)
Box 8, Folder 1-5 Something Human (continued)
Box 9, Folder 1-3 Something Human (continued)
Box 9, Folder 4-5 There Isn't Any Moral to this Story
Box 9, Folder 6 A Singlet -- The Time
1926
Box 9, Folder 7 It takes many millions of years
Box 9, Folder 8-14 Thirty Silver Pence
Box 9, Folder 15-17 Where your Treasure Is
Box 9, Folder 18-19 A Lobster in Every Pot
Box 9, Folder 20 Notes
Box 9, Folder 21 Lord Byron had been dead ...
Box 9, Folder 22-23 Too well-remembered
Box 10, Folder 1 Not Weighing our Merits
Box 10, Folder 2-3 People Can be Wrong
Box 10, Folder 4 Mrs. Smith Gives a Childrens' Party
Box 10, Folder 5-6 I dreamed that Greece might still be free
Box 10, Folder 7 Triumph
Box 10, Folder 8 Failure
Box 10, Folder 9 The Isosceles Triangle
Box 10, Folder 10 Mrs. Smith does some more war-work
Box 11, Folder 1 Make New Banners
Contents Note: Long, narrative poem relating to Columbus -- background for

Box 11, Folder 2-9 Make New Banners (continued)
Box 12, Folder 1-10 Make New Banners (continued)
Box 13, Folder 1-10 Make New Banners (continued)
Box 14, Folder 1-9 Make New Banners (continued)
Box 15, Folder 1-2 Journey Taken By a Woman
Box 15, Folder 3-8 Titled and untitled poems from her collected poems
Box 16, Folder 1-12 Titled and untitled poems from her collected poems
Box 17, Folder 1-12 Ttiled and untitled poems from her collected poems
Box 18, Folder 1-18 Ttiled and untitled poems from her collected poems
Box 19, Folder 1-17 Ttiled and untitled poems from her collected poems
Box 20, Folder 1-3 Prologue to a Puritan Epic
Box 20, Folder 4 Great Deliverance
Box 20, Folder 5-7 The Bridge
Box 20, Folder 8 Aristocratic Principle
Box 20, Folder 9 Creeps (by David Freeman)
Box 20, Folder 10 Notes and miscellaneous
Box 20, Folder 11 Notes on the Borgias
Box 20, Folder 12 Dialogue between Cesare and the Pope
Box 21, Folder 1-11 Ambition
Box 22, Folder 1-4 Notes, etc., towards various writing projects
Box 23, Folder 1 AMs poem, "Cantata"
Contents Note: Author unidentified.

1883 Apr-1889 Nov
Box 23, Folder 2-14 Writings of Langdon Mitchell
Box 23, Folder 2-7 Becky Sharp (play)
Box 23, Folder 3 Men Dream of Gold (play)
Box 13, Folder 9-14 The Adventures of Francois (play)
Box 24x Photostats of source material relating to writings about Columbus and Spain.