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Formal title:
Elsa Barker papers
Extent:
2.5 linear feet (2 records center boxes and 1 document-size Hollinger documents case)
Date range:
1900-1954 (bulk 1905-1948)
Abstract:
The collection consists of approximately 1000 items and includes typescripts, shorthand notes, letters, personal and financial papers, and other material relating to her poetry, detective stories and 'automatic writing' series by The Living Dead Man. The correspondence includes three letters from the dancer, Ted Shawn, and one directed to H.L. Koopman, then director of the Brown University Library.
Repository:
John Hay Library, Special Collections
Collection call no:
Ms. 2009.007
Formal title:
Morris Abner Barr papers
Extent:
1.0 linear foot
Date range:
1939-1968
Abstract:
Morris Abner Barr was an author, lyricist, and poet whose poems tended towards nature, love, God, friendship, and Barr's own life. A craftsman, Barr wrote about his experience creating stools, gavels, and letter openers from the wood of the Sentry Tree in "Immortalizing the Sentry Tree of George Washington." The collection contains his writings, a scrapbook related to the George Washington Sentry Tree, and correspondence with friends and mentors.
Repository:
John Hay Library
Collection call no:
Ms.97.1
Formal title:
Joseph Payne Brennan papers
Extent:
12.5 linear feet (12 records center boxes and 1 oversize box)
Date range:
1936-1990 (bulk 1940-1988)
Abstract:
The Brennan papers consist of manuscripts of short stories and poems, fan mail, correspondence with fellow writers both poets and horror story writers, some World War II orders and correspondence and memorabilia, photographs, submissions to the self published magazines Macabre and Essence as well as personal legal, medical, and financial papers.
Repository:
John Hay Library
Collection call no:
Ms. 2009.011
Formal title:
John Ciardi letters
Extent:
13 items
Date range:
1952-1969
Abstract:
The collection is made up of eleven typed letters signed and one autographed letter signed to Professor William J. Griffin at George Peabody College, Nashville, Tennessee. Most letters are about his writing, with one form letter to Rodger P. Kingston.
Repository:
Brown University Library
Collection call no:
Ms. 88.4
Formal title:
Larry Eigner papers
Extent:
1 linear ft. (1 legal size clamshell box)
Date range:
1958-1978
Abstract:
Larry Eigner was an American poet associated with the Black Mountain Poets of the 1950s, and his work was included under that heading in the landmark 1960 anthology
Repository:
Brown University Library
Collection call no:
Ms. 79.10
Formal title:
John Galsworthy letters
Extent:
0.02 linear feet (1 folder)
Date range:
1910-1931
Abstract:
This collection contains four letters written by English novelist and playwright, John Galsworthy (1867-1933), to admirers and acquaintances.
Repository:
Redwood Library and Athenaeum
Collection call no:
RLC.Ms.515
Formal title:
Russell H. Greenan papers
Extent:
3 linear feet
Date range:
1925-2006
Abstract:
The papers of Russell H. Greenan include correspondence, literary manuscripts, reviews and publicity, personal materials, photographs, financial records, and legal records. The majority of the collection documents Greenan's career as an author.
Repository:
John Hay Library
Collection call no:
Ms. 2007.001
Formal title:
Mary Hamilton letters
Extent:
0.25 linear ft. (half Hollinger document case)
Date range:
1905-1926
Abstract:
The Mary Hamilton letters contain fourteen letters to or about Mary Hamilton, an actress on the British, Canadian and American stage, covering a period of two decades, from 1905 to 1926. Seven letters from George Bernard Shaw are included.
Repository:
Brown University Library
Collection call no:
Ms. 2007.031
Formal title:
John Hawkes papers
Extent:
1 box
Date range:
1947-2000 (bulk 1947-1948)
Abstract:
Author's last poems and letters on love and creativity before he turned to writing fiction. Written mostly at Hastings-on-Hudson, New York, in the five months preceding his marriage to Sophie Tazewell. One of two photocopies made by the author. "No other photocopies will be made." Also includes a memo written in 1948 to Mr. Hawkes from Thomas J. Wilson regarding a book idea on the subject of e.e. cummings and a listing of John Hawkes books being sold by Clouds Hill Books in 2000.
Repository:
Brown University Library
Collection call no:
Ms. 85.18
Formal title:
John Martin Letters to William Young
Extent:
0.9 linear feet
Date range:
1968-1980
Abstract:
These letters between John Martin, owner of Black Sparrow Press, and William Young, owner of San Souci Press in Winchester, Massachusetts, date from 4 May 1968 to 18 March 1980 and detail two decades of business and personal relations between the book collectors and publishers.
Repository:
Brown University Library
Collection call no:
Ms. 89.19

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