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Finding Aid of the General Literary Manuscripts collection 0375
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  • Preferred Citation
  • Conditions Governing Use
  • Conditions Governing Access
  • Arrangement
  • Scope and Content

  • Title: General Literary Manuscripts collection
    Collection number: 0375
    Contributing Institution: USC Libraries Special Collections
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 0.42 linear ft. 1 legal-size document box
    Date: 1677-1969
    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.
    creator: Allmond, Marcus Blakey, 1851-1909 -- Correspondence
    creator: Andros, R. S. S., (Richard Salter Storrs), 1817-1868 -- Correspondence
    creator: Auden, W. H. (Wystan Hugh), 1907-1973 -- Correspondence
    creator: Burgess, Gelett, 1866-1951 -- Correspondence
    creator: Cooper, James Fenimore, 1789-1851 -- Correspondence
    creator: Davie, Donald -- Correspondence
    creator: Gosse, Edmund, 1849-1928 -- Correspondence
    creator: Herford, Oliver, 1863-1935 -- Correspondence
    creator: Howard, Robert, Sir, 1626-1698 -- Correspondence
    creator: Howells, William Dean, 1837-1920 -- Correspondence
    creator: Lindsay, Vachel, 1879-1931 -- Correspondence
    creator: Lofting, Hugh, 1886-1947 -- Correspondence
    creator: Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth, 1807-1882
    creator: Mabie, Hamilton Wright, 1846-1916 -- Correspondence
    creator: Maeterlinck, Maurice, 1862-1949 -- Correspondence
    creator: Morley, Christopher, 1890-1957 -- Correspondence
    creator: Norris, Frank, 1870-1902 -- Correspondence
    creator: Page, Thomas Nelson, 1853-1922 -- Correspondence
    creator: Perkoff, Stuart Z. -- Correspondence
    creator: Porter, Cole, 1891-1964 -- Correspondence
    creator: Read, Thomas Buchanan, 1822-1872 -- Correspondence
    creator: Roberts, Charles George Douglas, Sir, 1860-1943 -- Correspondence
    creator: Runyon, Damon, 1880-1946 -- Correspondence
    creator: Ruskin, John, 1819-1900
    creator: Saltus, Edgar, 1855-1921 -- Correspondence
    creator: Sherman, Frank Dempster, 1860-1916 -- Correspondence
    creator: Stevenson, Robert Louis, 1850-1894 -- Correspondence
    creator: Vale, Eugene -- Correspondence
    creator: Van Dyke, Henry, 1852-1933 -- Correspondence
    creator: Weismiller, Edward Ronald, 1915- -- Correspondence
    creator: Wells, Carolyn, d. 1942 -- Correspondence

    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

    Allmond, Marcus Blakey, 1851-1909 -- Archives
    Andros, R. S. S., (Richard Salter Storrs), 1817-1868 -- Archives
    Auden, W. H. (Wystan Hugh), 1907-1973 -- Archives
    Burgess, Gelett, 1866-1951 -- Archives
    Cooper, James Fenimore, 1789-1851 -- Archives
    Davie, Donald -- Archives
    Eliot, T. S., (Thomas Stearns), 1888-1965 -- Archives
    Gosse, Edmund, 1849-1928 -- Archives
    Herford, Oliver, 1863-1935 -- Archives
    Howard, Robert, Sir, 1626-1698 -- Archives
    Howells, William Dean, 1837-1920 -- Archives
    Lindsay, Vachel, 1879-1931 -- Archives
    Lofting, Hugh, 1886-1947 -- Archives
    Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth, 1807-1882 -- Archives
    Mabie, Hamilton Wright, 1846-1916 -- Archives
    Maeterlinck, Maurice, 1862-1949 -- Archives
    Morley, Christopher, 1890-1957 -- Archives
    Norris, Frank, 1870-1902 -- Archives
    Page, Thomas Nelson, 1853-1922 -- Archives
    Perkoff, Stuart Z. -- Archives
    Porter, Cole, 1891-1964 -- Archives
    Read, Thomas Buchanan, 1822-1872 -- Archives
    Roberts, Charles George Douglas, Sir, 1860-1943 -- Archives
    Runyon, Damon, 1880-1946 -- Archives
    Ruskin, John, 1819-1900 -- Correspondence
    Saltus, Edgar, 1855-1921 -- Archives
    Sherman, Frank Dempster, 1860-1916 -- Archives
    Stevenson, Robert Louis, 1850-1894 -- Archives
    Vale, Eugene -- Archives
    Van Dyke, Henry, 1852-1933 -- Archives
    Weismiller, Edward Ronald, 1915- -- Archives
    Wells, Carolyn, d. 1942 -- Archives
    Authors, American--19th century--Archival resources
    Authors, American--20th century--Archival resources
    Autographs (manuscripts)
    Financial records
    Short stories