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Finding Aid for the Norman Douglas Papers, 1879-1952
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Correspondence

Note

The guide should be consulted for greater details, keeping in mind that the grouping has been greatly altered, as indexed here:
Box 1

Index of Correspondents: (In individual folders)

Scope and Content Note

  • Boulenger, Georg Albert, 1858- . 10 items (to N. Douglas).
  • Crotch, Martha Gordon, Auntie 70 items.
  • Curle, Richard, 1883- . 46 items (from N. Douglas).
  • Dibben, W.H., 23 items (from N. Douglas).
  • Gelber, Leon 18 items (from N. Douglas).
  • Girtanner, Albert, 1839-1907. 15 items (to and from N. Douglas).
  • Harris, Frank, Letters...1939. 4 items (from N. Douglas).
  • Harting, James Edmund, 1841-1928. (to and from N. Douglas) 17 items.
  • Honn, Alice E. 2 folders, 72 items (from N. Douglas).
  • Hudson, William Henry, 1841-1922. 4 items (to N. Douglas).
Box 2

Index of Correspondents (Continued)

Scope and Content Note

  • Lownfels, Walter, 1897- . 53 items (from N. Douglas).
  • Leydig, Franz, 1821-1908. 26 items (to and from N. Douglas).
  • Mac Pherson, Hugh Alexander, 1858-1901. 25 items (to and from N. Douglas).
  • Searle, W. Townley 25 items (from N. Douglas).
  • Straus, Ralph, 1882-1950. 4 folders, 187 items (from N. Douglas).
  • Terzian (photocopies) 21 items (from N. Douglas).
  • Turner, Reginald, d. 1939. 31 items (from N. Douglas).
Box 2

General Correspondence. Letters from Norman Douglas to various persons, 1916-1936.

Physical Description: 1 folder, 26 items.

Scope and Content Note

  • Dear Bunny
  • Flight, F.L.
  • Gilbertson, I.S.
  • Gye, Ernest Frederick, 1879- .
  • Ives, George Burnham, 1856-1930 [2].
  • Lane, John, 1854-1925.
  • W. Jackson [London Bookseller].
  • Lawrence, Frieda (von Richthofen), 1879- .
  • Nicolson, Hon. Harold George, 1886- . -[form ORIOLI].
  • Parsons, Ian [letters drafted by N.D. for Orioli] [2].
  • Sabatini, Rafael, 1875- .
  • Savage, Derek [?] [probably Henry Savage] [2].
  • Secker, Martin [4].
  • Richards, Grant, 1872- . [3].
  • Venn, M. [5].
  • [Dear Sir, February 12, 1925].
  • [Dear Bill, January 6, 1945].
Box 2

Letters to Norman Douglas from various persons, 1914-1950.

Physical Description: 1 folder, 14 items.

Scope and Content Note

  • Adelswärd-Fersen, Jacques d', baron.
  • Banca Nazionale, Firenze.
  • Cook's, Rome (Sr. Gugliehmi).
  • Newton, Eric, 1893- .
  • Petrina, Carlotta, 1901- . (1 letter to N. Douglas, 1930; 2 letters to George Macy re illustrations for South Wind, 1931).
  • Sigerist, Henry Ernst, 1891- .
  • Summers, Montague, 1880- .
  • Von Hagen, Victor Wolfgang, 1908- .
Box 2

Scientific correspondence,1889-1901.

Physical Description: 20 items.

Scope and Content Note

  • Barington, E.C.
  • Barrington.
  • Beaman, S.G. Hulme.
  • Carus, J. Victor, 1823-1903.
  • Günther, Albert Carl Ludwig, 1830-1914.
  • Mackie, Henry Brown.
  • [Mitchell].
  • Service, Robert William, 1876- .
  • Sim, G.
  • Smith, Edgar Albert, 1874- .
  • Traube-Mengarini, Margherita.
  • Wallace, Alfred Russell, 1823-1913.
  • Waterhouse, Charles Owen, 1843-1917.
Boxes 2, 3

Correspondence of Edward Hutton, 1875- with Norman Douglas, 1918-1950, as well as with various others of their mutual acquaintance, 1918-1942.

Physical Description: 9 folders, 486 items.

Scope and Content Note

  • [Hutton to Douglas correspondence, 1919-1950].
  • Cosson, de, baron. 11 items.
  • Douglas, Archie 11 items (To E. Hutton).
  • Orioli, Giuseppe, 1884-1942. 7 items (To E. Hutton).
  • Turner, Reginald, d. 1938. 39 items (2 folders) (To E. Hutton).
Box 4

Norman Douglas, 1868-1952. Letters to Guiseppe Orioli, 1884-1942. v.p., 1922-1939.

Physical Description: 12 folders, 455 items.
Box 5

Norman Douglas, 1868-1952. Letters to Giuseppe Orioli; n.d. Scraps, etc.

Physical Description: 1 folders, 58 items.
Box 5

Letters from Giuseppe Orioli to Dr. Crummer, 1924-1931.

Physical Description: 8 items.
Box 5

Drafts of letters composed by Douglas for Orioli's use.

Physical Description: 19 items.
Box 5

Letters to Orioli from various persons, re Norman Douglas.

Physical Description: 12 items.
Box 5

Norman Douglas, 1868-1952. Letters to Robin Douglas, 1904- . v.p., 1921-1939. 2 folders in a manila envelope.

Physical Description: 41 items.
Box 5

Norman Douglas, 1868-1952. Letters to Robin Douglas. Portugal & England, 1941-1944.

Physical Description: 9 items.
Box 5

Letters to Robin Douglas re Norman Douglas, from various persons.

Physical Description: 6 items.
 

Manuscripts, Ephemera, and Books

Note

For detailed descriptions of the manuscripts, ephemera, and books contained in Boxes 6-9, the earlier guide should be consulted. This an index to the revised grouping. Boxes 1-5 contain the correspondence: grouping also revised.
Revised by E. Vécsey, Febraury 8, 1962.
Box 6

Autobiographical materials: extracts from notebooks, letters. n.d.

Physical Description: 17 items.
Box 6

Correspondence, ephemera re emigration of Norman Douglas to the United States. v.p., 1941.

Physical Description: 15 items.
Box 6

[ De natura hominis] n.p., n.d.

Physical Description: Holograph manuscript in German. 21 leaves.
Box 6

Disiecta membra: materials for a description of Capri.

Physical Description: Photostats. 137 leaves.
Box 6

Douglas Calendar - index, correspondence with agents. ca. 1927.

Physical Description: 5 items.
Box 6

Ephemera - clippings, etc.

Physical Description: 6 items.
Box 6

List of important people in case of death. 1952(?).

Physical Description: 1 leaf.
Box 6

Material (on coloration of bird-eggs) 1887.

Physical Description: Holograph. 18 leaves.
Box 6

Notebooks, Germany and England, 1872-1886 (On natural science).

Physical Description: Holograph. 7 items.
Box 6

A plea for the German professor. n.p., during World War I.

Physical Description: Typescript. 3 leaves.
Box 6

Scientific ephemera: maps, notes, clippings, drawings.

Physical Description: 17 items.
Box 6

Theophilus, or They went. Author's explantion. n.d.

Physical Description: Typescript. 8 leaves.
Box 6

Tribulations of a patriot. n.p., (during World War I) clipped article.

Physical Description: 5 leaves.
Box 6

Portraits, photographs of Norman, Robin Douglas, etc.

Physical Description: 22 items.
Box 7

In the beginning (Florence, 1927) 4 signatures, unbound.

Box 7

Last of the Medici (introduction) ca. 1930.

Physical Description: Holograph. 16 leaves.
Box 7

Late harvest. London, ca. 1946.

Physical Description: Typescript. Blue wrappers. 224pp.
Box 7

Table showing the results of an examination.

Physical Description: [Photostat] 1 leaf.
Box 7

Theophilus. (Dramatization) n.p., n.d.

Physical Description: Typescript. bound folio. 99pp.
Box 7

Venus in the kitchen by Pilaff Bey. n.p., n.d.

Physical Description: Typescript (carbon) orange boards. 217pp.
Box 7

Woolf, Cecil. [Bio-bibliography of Norman Douglas, n.p., ca. 1954.

Physical Description: Typescript. Chapter 1. 15 leaves.
Box 7

An almanac, version corrected for press. Portugal, 1941.

Physical Description: Typescript with holograph introduction. Red slip-case.
Box 8

Alone. (Earlier manuscript). n.p., n.d.

Physical Description: Holograph, with markings. Bound folio. 325pp.
Box 8

Alone. Index to manuscript. Florence, n.d.

Physical Description: Holograph, typescript. In notebook. 50 leaves.
Box 8

Fountains in the sand, First and quite different version.

Physical Description: Typescript. Bound folio. 229pp.
Box 8

The familiar spirit. n.p., ca. 1896.

Physical Description: Holograph, typescript. Unpublished. Bound folio. 325 pages.
Box 9

Books - privately printed, limited editions, etc.

Physical Description: 9 books.

Scope and Content Note

  • A fragment (in The Fist Edition and Book Colledtor)/
  • Late harvest. London, 1946. Sepia cloth.
  • On the Darwinian hypothesis of sexual selection (pam).
  • Paneros. Florence, 1930. Full gilt cloth, embossed.
  • Some Limericks. n.p., 1928. Yellow cloth (no.47).
  • Some Limericks. n.p., 1928. Beige cloth.
  • South Wind. London, Martin Secker, 1935.
  • Together. London, Chapman & Hall, 1923. ½ leather.
  • Venus in the kitchen. Heinemann Limited Proof copy.
FOR ADDITIONAL MANUSCRIPT MATERIAL, SEE BOX 17.
 

Group IV Books from the Library of Norman Douglas

Note

Some of the books are plated with the armorial Douglas bookplate, some of them have N. Douglas' early signature on fly-leaf (G.N. Douglas), later purchases bear the rubber-stamp book-mark N.D.
Box 15

1: Anthologia graeca, with English translations by W.R. Paton. London, Heinemann, 1917 (Loeb Classical Library) vol.3 (of 5).

Box 15

2: Anthologia graeca, epigrammatum anthologia palatina cum planudeis et appendice nova.... Fred. Dübner. Graece et Latine. Paris, Firmin-Didot, n.d.

Physical Description: 3 vol.
Box 15

3: Athenaeus: the Deipnosophists, with English translation by Charles Burton Gulock. London, Heinemann, 1933 (Loeb Classical Library. vol.5 (of 7).

Box 15

4: Bedriaga, J von. Beiträge zur Kenntnis der Lacertiden Familie. Frankfurt, 1886.

Box 15

Separat Abdruck der Abhandlungen der Senckenberg. naturforschenden Gesellschaft, vol.14, s.17.

Scope and Content Note

With full length letter by N.D. on fly leaf.
Box 15

5: Bergse, Vilhelm, 1835-1911. Italienische Novellen. Aus dem Daenischen von Wilhelm Lange. Leipzig, Reclam, n.d. (A few annotations in Douglas' hand).

Box 16

6: British Ornithologists' Union. A list of British birds compiled by a committee of the British Ornithologists' Union. London, Van Voorst, 1883.

Box 16

7: Brehm, Alfred Edmund, 1829-1884. Brehms Tierleben. 2. Ausg. Leipzig, Bibliographisches Institut, 1883. vol.7 only: 3. Ahtheilung: Kriechtiere.

Box 16

8: Burnaby, Frederick Gustoavus, 1842-1885 Ride to Khiva: travels and adventures in Central Asia. 10th ed. London, Cassell Petter & Galpin, 1877.

Box 16

9: Calderon, George, 1868-1915. Tahiti by Tihoti (George Calderon). London, Grant Richards, 1921.

Box 16

10: Censored Mother Goose Rhymes. New York, Knopf, 1930.

Box 16

11: Caracciolo, Enrichetta, 1821-1901. Memoirs of... Princess of Forino, ex-Benedictine Nun. 3rd ed. London, Bentley, 1865.

Box 16

12: Du Chaillu, Paul Belloni, 1831-1903. Explorations and adventures in equatorial Africa, London, Murray, 1861.

Box 10

13: Doelter y Cisterich, Cornelius August, 1850-1930. Die Vulkangruppe der pontinischen Inseln. (Mathematisch -Naturwissenschafltiche Classe, April 15, 1875.

Box 16

14: Durr, Julius. Reisen des Kaisers Hadrian. Abh. des Archäologischen-epigraphischen Seminars d. Univ. Wien. Heft II. Wien, 1881.

Box 16

15: Fatio, Victor, 1838-1906. Faune des vertébrés de la Suisse. Genéve, H. Georg, 1872. vol.3 (of 5): Histoire naturelle des reptiles et des batraciens.

Box 16

16: Goldsmith, Oliver, 1728-1774. Poetical works... Cooke's edition. London, Cooke (ca. 1795).

Box 16

17: Gubernatis, Angelo de, Conte, 1840-1913. Zoological mythology, or the legends of animals, London, Trübner, 1872. vol.2 only.

Box 16

18: Haeckel, Ernst Heinrich Philipp August: 1834-1919. A visit to Ceylon, Translated by Clara Bell. London, Kegan Paul, Trench & Company, 1883.

Box 16

19: Harris, Frank: 1855-1931. My life. Privately printed, 1925. vol.2-3 (of 4 vol. set).

Box 11

20: Harris, Frank: 1855-1931. Oscar Wilde, his life and confessions. New York, by the author, 1916. vol.2 only.

Box 11

21: Heer, Oswald: 1809-1883. Die Urwelt der Schweiz. Zürich, F. Schulthess, 1865.

Box 11

22: Hehn, Victor: 1813-1890. Kulturpflanzen und Hausthiere in ihren Ubergang aus Asien nach Griechenland... 7. Aufl. Berlin, Bornträger, 1902.

Box 11

23: Herodotus: with English translation by A.D. Godley. 4 vol. London, Heinemann, 1926. (Loeb Classical Library) vol.1 only, containing books 1 & 2.

Box 11

24: Hudson, William Henry: 1841-1922. Naturalist in La Plata. London, Chapman & Hall, 1892.

Box 11

25: Hufeland, Christian Wilhelm: 1762-1836. Art of prolonging life ed. by Erasmus Wilson. London, J. Churchill, 1853.

Box 11

26: Institoris Henricis: d. ca. 1500. Malleus Maleficarum, translated by the Reverend Montague Summers. London, John Rodker, 1929. Limited edition of 1275 copies of which this is no.1090. Signed by M. Summers.

Box 12

27: Livingstone, David: 1813-1873. Missionary travels and researches in South Africa; including a sketch of a 16 years residence in the interior of Africa. London, Murray, 1857.

Box 11

28: Ludwig, Hubert: 1852-1913. Wirbelthiere Deutschlands in übersichtlicher Darstellung. Illus. Hannover, Hahn, 1884.

Box 11

29: Mendelssohn-Bartholdy, Felix: 1809-1847. Reisebriefe aus den Jahren 1830 bis 1832. 2. Aufl. Leipzig, Mendelsohn, 1862.

Box 11

30: Milton, John: 1608-1674. Comus, being the Bridgewater manuscript with notes and a short family memoir by Lady Alix Egerton. London, Dent, 1910. Limited edition.

Box 11

31: Ovidius Naso, Publius. Eton selections from Ovid and Tibullus... adjecit Gulielmus Gifford Cookesley. Eton, 1879.

Box 11

32: Pereira, Adolf von: Im Reiche des Aeolus. Ein Bordleben von hundert Stunden an den Liparischen Inseln. Wien, A. Hartleben, 1883.

Box 11

33: Prodgers, Cecil Herbert: Adventures in Peru. London, John Lane, 1924.

Box 11

34: Shelley, Percy Bysshe: 1792-1822. Essays, letters from abroad, translations and fragments, London, Moxon 1852.

Physical Description: 2 vol. in 1.
Box 11

35: [ Smith, James: 1775-1839] Rejected addresses... [London, W. Pople] n.d.

Box 11

36: Spratt, Thomás Abel Brimage: 1811-1888. Travels in Lycia, Milyas and the Cibyratis in company with the late Rev. E.T. Daniell.... London, John Van Voorst, 1847.

Physical Description: 2 vol.
Box 13

37: Unger, Franz Joseph Andreas Nicolas: 1800-1870. Die versunkene Insel Atlantis. -Die physiologischen Bedeutung der Pflanzenkultur. 2 Vorträge. Wien, Braumäller, 1860.

Box 13

38: Vonbun, Franz Joseph: 1824-1870. ed. Die Sagen Vorarlbergs. Innsbruck, Wagner, 1858.

Box 13

39: Von Hagen, Victor Wolfgang: 1908- . Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands. Norman, University of Oklahoma Press, 1949. Author's dedication to N. Douglas on fly-leaf.

Box 13

40: Wallace, Alfred Russell: 1823-1913. Tropical nature and other essays. London, MacMillan, 1878.

Box 13

41: Zimmermann, Johannes Georg: ritter von, 1728-1795. Vom Nationalstolse... 4. verbesserte Auflage, Frankfurt & Leipzig, 1780.

Box 13

42: Italian textbook: play. Title-page missing, fly-leaf: G.N. Douglas, December 1886, Karlsruge.

Box 13

43: Gätke, Heinrich: 1814-1897. Die Vogelwarte Helgoland. Hrsg. von Rudolf Blasius. Braunschweig, J.H. Meyer, 1891.

Box 13

45: Imhoof-Blumer, Friedrich: 1838-1920. Tier- und Pflanzenbilder auf Münsun und Gemmen des klassischen Altertums. Leipzig, Teubner, 1889.

Note

Cataloged in Rare Book Cataloge
Box 13

46: Sitizano, Giuseppe Taccone, marchese di. De tribus Basilidianis gemmis Iosephi Marchionis Tacconii... Neapoli, Ex typographeo Angeli Trani, 1824.

Box 13

47: Abel, Jakob Friedrich: 1751-1829. Philosophische Untersuchunger über die Verbindung der Menschen mit höhern Geistern. Stutgart, Mezler, 1791.

Box 13

48: Hufeland, Christoph Wilhelm: 1762-1836. Guter Rath an M¨tter Uber die wichtigsten Punkte der physischen Erziehung der Kinder... Basel, Rottmann, 1836.

Box 13

49: Giraldi, Lilio Gregorio: 1479-1552. De sepulchris & uario sepeliendi ritu libellus... Basileae, 1539.

Box 13

50: Adelsward-Fersen, Jacques, baron. Une jeunesse. Le Baiser de Narcisse. Paris, Messein, 1907.

Note

Cataloged in the Rare Book Catalog.
Box 11

51: _____ Le danseur aux caresses. Paris, Messein, 1906.

Box 11

52: _____ Et le feu s'éteignit sur la mer [par] Fersen. [3.éd.] Paris, Messein, 1909.

Box 11

53: Douglas, Norman. Siren land... new and revised edition. London: Martin Secker [1923]. With copious manuscript notes by the author.

Box 11

54: Douglas, Norman. Some comments on my books. In: Life and letters today. vol.39 no.76. December 1943. Author's own copy with manuscript notes & corrections.

Box 11

55: Douglas, Norman. Some comments on my books. In: Life and letters today. vol.40 no. 77. January 1944. Author's own copy with manuscript notes & corrections.

Box 12

56: Douglas, Norman. Experiments. London, Chapman and Hall, Limited, 1925.

Scope and Content Note

Presentation copy to Willy with notes in the author's hand, and in the hand of William King.
Box 12

57: Douglas, Norman. Together. London, Chapman & Hall, Limited, 1923. Notes by the author's friend William King.

Box 13

58: Douglas, Norman. Together. London, Chapman & Hall, Limited, 1923. 248pp. Presentation to Archie Douglas (the author's son) from the author, Sept. 1923. With some corrections in the author's hand.

Box 12

59: Defoe, Daniel [?]. The pleasant and surprising adventures of Robert Drury... London, Hunt and Clarke, 1826. Gift of Robin Douglas.

Box 14

60: Scott, Sir Walter. Letters on demonology and witchcraft... London, John Murray, 1830. Gift of Robin Douglas.

Box 14

61: Forbes, James David. Occasional papers on the theory of glaciers... Edinburgh, Adam and Charles Black, 1859. Gift of Robin Douglas.

Box 14

62: Mansur, Abdullah, pseudonym [Bury, George Wyman]. The land of Uz. London, Macmillan, 1911. Gift of Robin Douglas.

Box 14

63: Burton, Richard F. A mission to Gelele, king of Dahome... London, Tylston and Edwards, 1893. 2 vol. Gift of Robin Douglas.

Box 14

64: Graham, Robert Bontine Cunninghame. Mogreb-El-Acksa... New York, Viking, 1930. Gift of Robin Douglas.

Box 14

65: Cesnola, Luigi Palma di. Cyprus: its ancient cities, tombs, and temples.... New York, Hraper & Brothers, 1878. Gift of Robin Douglas.

Box 14

66: Whymper, Edward, Travels amongst the Great Andes of the equator... New York, Scribner's, 1892. Gift of Robin Douglas.

Box 14

67: Vambery, Arminius. Travels in Central Asia... London, John Murray, 1864. Gift of Robin Douglas.

Box 17

68: Burton, Richard Francis. The Nile basin... London, Tinsley Brothers, 1864. Gift of Robin Douglas.

Box 17

69: Frazer, James George. Adonis Attis Osiris: Studies in the history of Oriental religion. Second edition... London, Macmillan, 1907. Gift of Robin Douglas.

Box 17

70: Palgrave, William Gifford. Narrative of a year's journey through central and eastern Arabia (1862-63)... in two volumes. Third edition. London and Cambridge, Macmillan, 1866. Gift of Robin Douglas.

Box 17

71: Lear, Edward. Journals of a landscape painter in southern Calabria, etc. [London] Richard Bentley, 1852. Gift of Robin Douglas.

Box 17

Douglas, Norman. Looking back. New York, Harcourt, Brace & Company, 1933. 1 p.l., 135 leaves. Galley proofs, uncorrected. 15 illustrations are listed in the galleys, but only 8 were published.

Box 17

___ Together. n.p., ca. 1923. 102 pages. Holograph manuscript (incomplete) with copious corrections and additions. This is apparently the first draft. pp.103-178 missing (sections titled Valduna, Old Anna, and Schlins.) With this: Notes used for writing Together, pp.179-192.

Physical Description: Holograph.