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  • Preferred Citation
  • Conditions Governing Use
  • Conditions Governing Access
  • Arrangement
  • Scope and Content

  • Language of Material: English
    Contributing Institution: USC Libraries Special Collections
    Title: General Literary Manuscripts collection
    creator: Allmond, Marcus Blakey
    creator: Andros, R. S. S. (Richard Salter Storrs)
    creator: Auden, W. H. (Wystan Hugh)
    creator: Brett, Brian
    creator: Burgess, Gelett
    creator: Cooper, James Fenimore
    creator: Davie, Donald
    creator: Gosse, Edmund
    creator: Herford, Oliver
    creator: Howard, Robert, Sir
    creator: Howells, William Dean
    creator: Lindsay, Vachel
    creator: Lofting, Hugh
    creator: Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth
    creator: Mabie, Hamilton Wright
    creator: Maeterlinck, Maurice
    creator: Morley, Christopher
    creator: Norris, Frank
    creator: Page, Thomas Nelson
    creator: Perkoff, Stuart Z.
    creator: Porter, Cole
    creator: Read, Thomas Buchanan
    creator: Roberts, Charles George Douglas, Sir
    creator: Runyon, Damon
    creator: Ruskin, John
    creator: Saltus, Edgar
    creator: Sherman, Frank Dempster
    creator: Stevenson, Robert Louis
    creator: Vale, Eugene
    creator: Van Dyke, Henry
    creator: Weismiller, Edward Ronald
    creator: Wells, Carolyn
    Identifier/Call Number: 0375
    Physical Description: 0.42 Linear Feet 1 legal-size document box
    Date (inclusive): 1677-1980s
    Abstract: The General Literary Manuscripts collection is an artificially created collection comprised chiefly of literary works and manuscript fragments of well-known writers and other public figures. The time covered is late 17th century to the first half of the 20th century.

    Preferred Citation

    [Box/folder# or item name], General Literary Manuscripts collection, Collection no. 375, Special Collections, USC Libraries, University of Southern California

    Conditions Governing Use

    All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Manuscripts Librarian. Permission for publication is given on behalf of Special Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained.

    Conditions Governing Access

    Advance notice is required for access.


    The one-box collection is arranged alphabetically by author.

    Scope and Content

    The manuscripts in the General Literary Manuscripts collection represent a wide variety of American and English writers, as well as a range of written materials. Some items of note include a signed bank check from James Fenimore Cooper to "Daughters," some hand-written receipts with sealing wax of Sir Robert Howard dated 1677, several manuscripts by Christopher Darlington Morley, and an original 1940s radio script by Damon Runyon called, "That Ever-Loving Wife of Hymie's."

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Authors, American -- 19th century -- Archival resources
    Authors, American -- 20th century -- Archival resources
    Autographs (manuscripts)
    Financial records
    Short stories
    Allmond, Marcus Blakey
    Andros, R. S. S. (Richard Salter Storrs)
    Auden, W. H. (Wystan Hugh)
    Brett, Brian
    Burgess, Gelett
    Cooper, James Fenimore
    Davie, Donald
    Gosse, Edmund
    Herford, Oliver
    Howard, Robert, Sir
    Howells, William Dean
    Lindsay, Vachel
    Lofting, Hugh
    Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth
    Mabie, Hamilton Wright
    Maeterlinck, Maurice
    Morley, Christopher
    Norris, Frank
    Page, Thomas Nelson
    Perkoff, Stuart Z.
    Porter, Cole
    Read, Thomas Buchanan
    Roberts, Charles George Douglas, Sir
    Runyon, Damon
    Ruskin, John
    Saltus, Edgar
    Sherman, Frank Dempster
    Stevenson, Robert Louis
    Vale, Eugene
    Van Dyke, Henry
    Weismiller, Edward Ronald
    Wells, Carolyn
    Allmond, Marcus Blakey -- Archives
    Andros, R. S. S. (Richard Salter Storrs) -- Archives
    Auden, W. H. (Wystan Hugh) -- Archives
    Brett, Brian -- Archives
    Burgess, Gelett -- Archives
    Cooper, James Fenimore -- Archives
    Davie, Donald -- Archives
    Eliot, T. S. (Thomas Stearns) -- Archives
    Gosse, Edmund -- Archives
    Herford, Oliver -- Archives
    Howard, Robert, Sir -- Archives
    Howells, William Dean -- Archives
    Lindsay, Vachel -- Archives
    Lofting, Hugh -- Archives
    Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth -- Archives
    Mabie, Hamilton Wright -- Archives
    Maeterlinck, Maurice -- Archives
    Morley, Christopher -- Archives
    Norris, Frank -- Archives
    Page, Thomas Nelson -- Archives
    Perkoff, Stuart Z. -- Archives
    Porter, Cole -- Archives
    Read, Thomas Buchanan -- Archives
    Roberts, Charles George Douglas, Sir -- Archives
    Runyon, Damon -- Archives
    Ruskin, John -- Correspondence
    Saltus, Edgar -- Archives
    Sherman, Frank Dempster -- Archives
    Stevenson, Robert Louis -- Archives
    Vale, Eugene -- Archives
    Van Dyke, Henry -- Archives
    Weismiller, Edward Ronald -- Archives
    Wells, Carolyn -- Archives