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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:
Howard Milton Blake papers
Extent:
1.75 linear feet (2 legal size clamshell boxes)
Date range:
1930-1950
Abstract:
The Howard Milton Blake papers are comprised of multiple versions of verse and prose written by Blake. The collection was edited before it came to Brown University by Robert Kent and was published under the title "The Island of Self: Poems of Howard Blake" (Boston 1973). The book reproduces almost all of the verse in the collection, but none of the prose; there is, however, a reprint of Blake's preface to his only published book of verse "Prolegomena To Any Future Poetry" (Boston 1936).
Repository:
Brown University Library
Collection call no:
Ms. 78.15
Formal title:
Anne Charlotte Lynch Botta Papers
Extent:
6.5 Linear feet
Date range:
1835-1894
Abstract:
Anne Charlotte Lynch Botta (1815-1891) was a teacher and poet of Providence, Rhode Island and New York City. The collection covers the years 1835-1894 and contains correspondence concerning literary and personal affairs, three manuscripts of her poems, two engraved portraits extracted from a book, and miscellaneous notes.
Repository:
John Hay Library
Collection call no:
Ms.Botta
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:
Henry Howard Brownell Papers
Extent:
0.25 linear feet (22 folders)
Date range:
1828-1871
Abstract:
The Henry Howard Brownell Papers, dating from 1827-1871, include short prose articles and stories in manuscript, poetry manuscripts, verse translations from Homer's
Repository:
John Hay Library
Collection call no:
Ms.78.8
Formal title:
John Buchan papers
Extent:
0.25 Linear feet
Date range:
1898-1958
Abstract:
The John Buchan Papers contain approximately 150 items covering the years 1898-1958. Most of the collection contains letters written by John Buchan to W.M. Colles and Sir Henry Newbolt. A selection of 5 published works by John Buchan are included as well as photographs.
Repository:
John Hay Library
Collection call no:
Ms.Buchan
Formal title:
Harry Crosby Papers
Extent:
0.25 Linear feet
Date range:
ca. 1919-1955
Abstract:
Harry Crosby (1898-1929) was an American poet and publisher. The Harry Crosby Papers consist of correspondence, notebooks, manuscripts, photographs, legal documents, and a biography.
Repository:
John Hay Library
Collection call no:
Ms.88.3
Formal title:
Bloodgood H. Cutter papers
Extent:
0.25 Linear feet
Date range:
1886-1886
Abstract:
The Bloodgood H. Cutter papers consist of 47 manuscripts of poetry which were published in the collection of poems,
Repository:
John Hay Library
Collection call no:
Ms.Cutter
Formal title:
S. Foster Damon Festival papers
Date range:
1967-1968
Abstract:
The S. Foster Damon Festival papers consists of approximately 50 items from 1967-1968 relating to the 75th birthday party of S. Foster Damon and the S. Foster Damon Festival at Brown University. S. Foster Damon was an American poet, William Blake scholar, Brown University professor of English (1927-1963), and curator of the Harris Collection, Brown University Library (1930-1963).
Repository:
John Hay Library
Collection call no:
Ms.Damon
Formal title:
Frederic Denison Collection of Baptist Biographies
Extent:
1 clamshell box (80 items)
Date range:
1880-1883
Abstract:
The Frederic Denison Collection of Baptist Biographies consist of letters, manuscripts, and printed matter that contain biographical information about individual Baptists in Connecticut, Rhode Island and Massachusetts.
Repository:
John Hay Library
Collection call no:
Ms.Denison

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