Finding Aid for the Charles Rann Kennedy papers, 1887-1947

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Descriptive Summary

Title: Charles Rann Kennedy papers
Date (inclusive): 1887-1947
Collection number: 607
Creator: Kennedy, Charles Rann, 1871-
Extent: 62 boxes (31 linear ft.) 5 oversize boxes
Abstract: Charles Rann Kennedy (1871-1950) wrote short stories, articles and poems, was an actor, a press agent, and a theatrical business manager. He also taught for several years at the dramatic department of Bennett Junior College in Millbrook, New York. The collection consists of manuscripts, pamphlets, scrapbooks of press clippings and dramatic notices, and copies of published works by Charles Rann Kennedy.
Language: Finding aid is written in English.
Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Department of Special Collections.
Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.

Administrative Information

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Provenance/Source of Acquisition

  • Gift of Edith Wynne Matthison, 1952.
  • Gift of Margaret M. Gage, 1959-82.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Charles Rann Kennedy papers (Collection 607). Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, UCLA.

UCLA Catalog Record ID

UCLA Catalog Record ID: 1972976 

Biography

Kennedy was born on February 14, 1871 in Derby, England; worked as an office boy and clerk from ages 13-16; began writing and lecturing; married actress Edith Wynne Matthison in 1898; wrote short stories, articles and poems, while also acting and serving as a press agent and theatrical business manager; made his first appearance on the stage in 1897 as a starving citizen in The seats of the mighty, at Her Majesty's Theatre, London; made his first appearance in New York in 1903 as the doctor and the messenger in Everyman; after 1905, devoted his time mainly to dramatic writing; with his wife, taught for several years at the dramatic department of Bennett Junior College in Millbrook, New York; published plays include The Servant in the House (1908), The Terrible Meek (1911), and The Idol Breaker (1914); retired to Los Angeles; he died on February 16, 1950.

Scope and Content

Collection consists of manuscripts, pamphlets, scrapbooks of press clippings and dramatic notices, and copies of published works by Charles Rann Kennedy. Includes copies of letters written by Kennedy and his wife, actress Edith Wynne Matthison, and incoming letters from correspondents, including George Bernard Shaw, G.K. Chesterton, Hall Caine and Edna Lyndell. Also contains galley proofs of Edna St. Vincent Millay's Renascence, with holograph corrections by the author.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.

Subjects

Kennedy, Charles Rann--Archives.
Matthison, Edith Wynne--Archives.
Dramatists, English--Archival resources.

Genres and Forms of Material

Manuscripts for publication.

Other Index Terms Related to this Collection

Millay, Edna St. Vincent, 1892-1950-- Renascence.


Container List

 

Letter Books

Box 1

Letter Book.

Scope and Content Note

  • Vol.1, January-June 1907.
  • Vol.2, July-December 1907.
  • Vol.4, Section A: October 27, 1913-June 17, 1914.
  • Vol.4, Section B: June 19, 1914-January 26, 1915 (not labeled).
Box 2

Letter Book. 1911 (no volume number).

Scope and Content Note

  • Vol.3, Section A: January-March 14, 1912 (not labeled).
  • Vol.3, Section B: March 14-September 24, 1912.
  • Vol.3, Section C: November 26, 1912-August 7, 1913.
  • Vol.3, Section D: August 11, 1913-January 24, 1914.
Box 3

Letter Book.

Scope and Content Note

  • Vol.6, Section A: September 7, 1917-July 10, 1918.
  • Vol.6, Section B: July 10-December 31, 1918.
  • Vol.6, Section C: January 28, 1919-February 21, 1920.
  • Envelope--letters--Edith's: January 1-January 23, 1908.
  • Envelope--letters from E & C to May Bennett: March 5, 1914-November 22, 1923.
Box 4

Letter Book.

Scope and Content Note

  • Vol.5, Section A: November 9, 1915-July 14, 1916.
  • Vol.5, Section B: July 15-November 12, 1916.
  • Vol.5, Section C: November 12, 1916-May 16, 1917.
  • Vol.5, Section D: May 18-September 6, 1917.
  • Vol.7, Section C: August 22, 1924-December 16, 1926.
  • Vol.7, Section D: December 23, 1926-December 18, 1933.
Box 5

Letter Book.

Scope and Content Note

  • Vol.7, Section A: February 21, 1920-September 24, 1921.
  • Vol.7, Section B: February 7, 1921-August 16, 1924.
  • Vol.9, Section A: September 2, 1938-April 4, 1940.
  • Vol.9, Section B: April 8, 1940-February 17, 1941.
  • Vol.9, Section C: February 19-August 1, 1941.
  • Vol.9, Section D: August 4-December 31, 1941.
  • Vol.9, Section E: January 2-December 30, 1942.
Box 6

Letter Book.

Scope and Content Note

  • Vol.8, Section A: January 2, 1934-June 3, 1935.
  • Vol.8, Section B: June 4, 1935-June 29, 1937.
  • Vol.8, Section C: June 30, 1937-September 7, 1938.
  • Vol.11, Section C: January 2-December 29, 1948.
  • (Folder) Six letters to a Sick-A-Bed Lady.
  • (Folder) Preliminary Groupings for the Isle of the Blest.
  • (Folder) Under Sentence of Death--leaves from a letter book, 1946.
  • (Folder) A Letter to a Dear Friend.
  • (Folder) Extract of letter from Dr. James L. Hagerty, St. Mary's College--together with a paper written by one of his students.
  • (Folder) Letter to Lawrence Irving from his biography of his grandfather.
Box 7

Letter Book

Scope and Content Note

  • Vol.10, Section A: January 9-June 29, 1943.
  • Vol.10, Section B: July 1, 1943-December 29, 1944.
  • Vol.10, Section C: January 2-December 29, 1945.
  • Vol.10, Section D: January 1-December 31, 1946.
  • Vol.11, Section A: January 9-July 7, 1947.
  • Vol.11, Section B: August 4-December 26, 1947.
Box 8

Letter Book

Scope and Content Note

  • Vol.4, Section C: January 26, 1915-August 1, 1915.
  • Vol.4, Section D: August 5, 1915-January 29, 1916.
  • Typescript: Crumbs Charles Rann Kennedy & Edith Wynne Matthison's.
  • Typescript: The Admiral Charles Rann Kennedy & Edith Wynne Matthison's.
  • Typescript: The Chastening The Man & The Woman.
  • Typescript: The Salutation Charles Rann Kennedy & Edith Wynne Matthison's.
  • Typescript: Old Nobody Charles Rann Kennedy & Edith Wynne Matthison's.
  • Typescript: Flaming Ministers Edith Wynne Matthison's.
  • Typescript: Fare of God Charles Rann Kennedy & Edith Wynne Matthison's.
  • Typescript, printed: The Terrible Meek (Samuel French).
 

Press Notices

Box 9

Press Notices.

Scope and Content Note

  • Vol.13: November 1905-June 1906 (inscribed).
  • Vol.14: June 1906-February 1907 (inscribed).
Box 10

Press Notices.

Scope and Content Note

  • Vol.10: December 1904-October 1905 (inscribed).
  • Vol.11: October 1905-October 1906 (inscribed).
  • Vol.12: October-November 1905 (inscribed).
Box 11

Press Notices

Scope and Content Note

  • Vol.7, January 1900-June 1902 (inscribed).
  • Vol.8: July 1902-March 1903 (inscribed).
  • Vol.9, March 1903-December 1904 (inscribed).
Box 12

Press Notices.

Scope and Content Note

  • Vol.4, January-June 1900 (inscribed).
  • Vol.5, February-September 1900 (inscribed).
  • Vol.6, September-December 1900 (inscribed).
Box 13

Press Notices.

Scope and Content Note

  • Vol.1, October 1887-April 1893 (Amateur).
  • Vol.3, July 1898-March 1899 & earlier.
  • Vol.3, March 1899-January 1900.
Box 14

Press Notices.

Scope and Content Note

  • Vol.17: August 1904-August 1908.
  • Vol.18: April-August 1908.
Box 15

Press Notices.

Scope and Content Note

  • Vol.15: February-September 1907 (inscribed).
  • Vol.16: September 1907-May 1908 (inscribed).
  • Vol.24: February 1911.
Box 16

Press Notices.

Scope and Content Note

  • Vol.21: September-November 1909.
  • Vol.22: February-December 1909.
  • Vol.23: March 1910-February 1911.
Box 17

Press Notices.

Scope and Content Note

  • Vol.19: August-December 1908.
  • Vol.20: December-September 1908 [sic].
 

Dramatic Items

Box 17

Dramatic Items.

Scope and Content Note

  • Vol.5: November 1907-January 1908.
Box 18

Dramatic Items.

Scope and Content Note

  • Vol.3: December 1906-October 1907.
  • Vol.4: May-November 1907.
Box 19

Dramatic Items.

Scope and Content Note

  • Vol.1: January 1903-February 1906.
  • Vol.2: February-October 1906.
 

Plays

Box 20

Kennedy's copies of:

Scope and Content Note

  • Plays for Three Players vol.1-3.
  • The Winterfest .
  • Plays for Seven Players .
Box 20

Prompt copy of:

Scope and Content Note

  • The Necessary Evil .
Box 20

Samuel French editions of:

Scope and Content Note

  • The Seventh Trumpet .
  • The Servant in the House .
Box 21

Actors' and prompt copies of:

Scope and Content Note

  • Fool From the Hills .
  • Antigone (translated by Harrower).
  • Agamemnon (Greek and English).
  • Hecuba (Greek and English).
  • Oedipus (translated by Shepherd).
  • Oedipus (translated by Yeats).
  • Cicero's For Milo (translated by Fr. Donnelly).
  • Cicero's On Agrarian Law Eng. (translated by Fr. Donnelly).
  • Oedipus at Colonus (translated by Arthur Compton Auchmuty).
  • The Progressive Conservatism of Catholic Education (Fr. Donnelly).
  • Catalog of Greek Books (in Greek).
Box 22

An address, plays, drama, comedy, reprints of articles or classical studies, poem, album, notebooks.

Scope and Content Note

  • Jacob Grimm an address by William Paton Ker.
  • The Silver Blade a one act play by Hermann Hagedom, Jr.
  • The Sons of Baldur a drama by Herman Scheffauer.
  • The Mayflower a play by Louis N. Parker (privately printed).
  • The Lackey's Carnival a comedy by H.A. Jones (privately printed).
  • Chance, The Idol a play by H.A. Jones (privately printed).
  • reprints of articles or classical studies by John Finley, Irene Arnold (5), and Elizabeth Haight.
  • A Village Idyll single poem by Charles Rann Kennedy.
  • Album: dated October-December 1896, a poem for each day of the year (roundels, triolets, villanettes)--dedicated to My Royal-hearted love, through whose clear soul I see God and all mysteries .
  • Notebook--poems.
  • Notebook--Scientific Method and the Catholic Church February 10.
  • Notebook--The Epochs of Evolutionary Development Mar 10.
  • Notebook--outline and draft of Socialism and the Church Catholic.
  • Notebook--copy of Socialism and the Church Catholic.
 

Poems, Sonnets, Tragedies

Box 23, Folder 1

Poems for Katharine and Harriet (and Patricia).

Box 23, Folder 2

Poems for Barbara [Bekins].

Box 23, Folder 3

Sonnets for Armageddon (as sent to The Witness). 1943.

Box 23

Bound copy of Britain's Genius and The Reign of Youth (poems) Rann Kennedy. 1840.

Box 23

Bound copy 5 Francis Beaumont, a tragedy, Charles Rann Kennedy [grandfather].

Box 23

Bound copy 2 Hannibal, a poem part 1 , Charles Rann Kennedy [grandfather].

Box 23

The Holy Bible [Rann Kennedy's - Charles Rann Kennedy's great grandfather].

 

Scripts, Contracts, Press Cuttings, Miscellanea

Box 24

Script for Seventh Trumpet--Charles Rann Kennedy's copy

Box 24

Script for Seventh Trumpet--stage manager's copy.

Box 24

Music sheet Jerusalem--used at end of Seventh Trumpet.

Box 24

Note and drawing Peter Cushing [Percival in the Seventh Trumpet].

Box 24

Few clippings and bills re The Seventh Trumpet.

Box 24

2 scripts, each act bound separately--designed by Charles Rann Kennedy & Michael Sherbrooke; and written by Charles Rann Kennedy variously titled The Digging of Pits and A Dead man's Gift [produced as What Men Dare].

Box 24

Press Impressions September 1930 [University of California Press, Charles Rann Kennedy self-satire].

Physical Description: 2 copies.
Box 25

Envelopes.

Scope and Content Note

  • Contracts: Charles Rann Kennedy - Winthrop Amens 1911, Edith Wynne Matthison - 1910 New Theatre.
  • Edith Wynne Matthison - Wallace Erskine 1897, Edith Wynne Matthison-Minnie Palmer (The School Girl) 1896.
  • Edith Wynne Matthison - Wallace Erskine 1897, Edith Wynne Matthison-New Theatre 1910, Edith Wynne Matthison - Henry Irving 1904.
  • Envelope--papers concerning Edith Wynne Matthison-Edmund Kennedy - copyrights.
  • 3 copies The Dramatist, April 1912.
  • 1 copy of the U.S. Constitution, with tree planting instructions.
  • Envelope--Kennedy family dictionary proofs.
Box 25

Harper contracts [all cancelled in 1929].

Scope and Content Note

  • The Piercing Sword (The Terrible Meek) 1911.
  • The Necessary Evil 1913.
  • The Idol Breaker 1913.
  • The Rib of Man 1916.
  • The Winterfest 1908.
Box 25

Miscellanea.

Scope and Content Note

  • Copy Kennedy Family Records genealogical guide.
  • Copy Church Socialist Quarterly January 1910.
  • Copy Science and War an address Sir William Oster.
  • Copy Frontier and Midland Spring 1939.
  • Article by Harold J. Gerst Bank Statements that Inform.
  • Bible readings arranged for recital.
  • 1 copy, Charles I.
  • G.K. Chesterton sketch.
  • Pictures, various and clippings.
  • Copies, 19th century of Much Ado About Nothing, Merchant of Venice, Vicar of Wakefield.
Box 26

Miscellanea.

Scope and Content Note

  • The Wonder-Stone a pastoral play written by Charles Rann Kennedy, music by Edmund Pickett, Scenario by both Authors.
  • Howard the Halt an unfinished novel.
  • 2 Howard the Halt a tragic play of the 11th Century.
  • First copy Isles of the Blest.
  • Shakespearian Cryptogram.
  • Horace Middleton's music for song in Chastening.
  • Notes for philosophy lectures at Bennett.
Box 27

[Pamphlets, souvenirs].

Scope and Content Note

  • A Layman's view of History Henry Osborn Taylor pamphlet.
  • Souvenir of Beethovenhaus, Bonn.
  • The First Obligation--Lady Bloomfield--pamphlet.
  • The Passing of Abdu'l-Buha--Lady Bloomfield--pamphlet.
  • Gutzon Borglum--exhibition catalog (1914).
  • Saints and Shrines of Knaresborough--Abbot Cummins--pamphlet.
  • The Winter's Tale as arranged by Mary Anderson.
  • Souvenir of H. Irving's production of Becket--Tennyson.
  • Souvenir of H. Irving's Macbeth.
  • Art and Archeology February 1916.
  • The Musical Times December 1892 (Beethoven Issue).
  • Souvenir of H. Irving's Dante Sardon and Moreau.
Box 27

Holographs, typescripts.

Scope and Content Note

  • 2 typescripts The Reversion of Professor Nebb story, 1902 (3 chapters).
  • Typescript The Miser of Wellworthy story (three chapters).
  • Holograph copy The Professor's Baby.
  • Holograph copy The Mandrake.
  • Holograph copy Confetti.
  • Typescript Tenth-Rate Confetti #5.
  • Typescript A Woman's Dream an allegory.
  • Typescript Happy Enough story.
  • Drawing book.
  • Typescript--two scenes from Red Riding Hood.
  • Typescript The Coming of Peace--allegorical play.
  • Holograph--duet--dialogue for Maid Marian, Robin, King Richard.
  • Music and cues for unidentified piece.
Box 28

Pamphlet, miscellanea.

Scope and Content Note

  • Pamphlet The Essence of Union Now Clarence K. Stuart.
  • Introducing Shakespeare G.B. Harrison.
  • A False Step Arthur Motheson.
  • The Flower Maker Norah Doyle.
  • The Date of the Rothwell and Rewcastle Crosses pamphlet Albert S. Cook.
  • The English Journal February 1939.
  • The National Geographic vol.76 no.6.
  • Typescript Happy Enough story.
  • Drawing book.
  • Typescript--two scenes from Red Riding Hood.
  • Typescript The Coming of Peace--allegorical play.
  • Holograph--duet--dialogue for Maid Marian, Robin, King Richard.
  • Music and cues for unidentified piece.
Box 29

Press cuttings, programs, drawings, notes, pamphlets, etc. (loose).

Box 30

Binder 2 copies typed, The Private Love Letters of a Playwright.

Box 30

The Army with Banners.

Box 30

Clippings, periodicals: background for The Seventh Trumpet.

Box 31

Binder--Sonnets for Armageddon, other poems, Bible readings.

Box 31

Binder--Sonnets for Armageddon, section. Six leaves from a biography.

Box 31

Binder--2 six letters to a Sick-a-Bed Lady.

Box 31

Binder--letters. January 5, 1949.

Box 32

Press cuttings, various (loose).

Box 33

Box--envelope--various unfinished scenarios and notes.

Box 33

Envelope--speeches by Edith Wynne Matthison and Charles Rann Kennedy.

Box 33

Notes on The Sorrow of Thebes.

Box 33

Various loose papers, including typed excerpts from reviews of various plays and original introduction to The Seventh Trumpet.

Box 34

2 Brieux Simone, translated into Actors' English by Edith Wynne Matthison & Charles Rann Kennedy typescripts.

Box 34

2 The Call of Sydney Carton by Charles Rann Kennedy typescripts.

Box 34

A Pantomime of the Flowers and the Sea by Charles Rann Kennedy.

Box 34

Press cuttings.

 

REGISTER OF THAT PORTION OF THE COLLECTION RECEIVED IN JULY 1959.

Boxes 35-43

9 manuscript boxes of letters (boxes 35 - 43) to the Kennedys from various people: family, friends, Bennett School girls, and business acquaintances, ca. 1900-1950.

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically.
Box 46

Kennedy, Charles Rann. The private letters of a playwright. Los Angeles, 1950.

Physical Description: Holograph manuscript (3 notebooks) and typescript.
Box 46

Poems written to Edith Wynne Matthison [Mrs. C. R. Kennedy], letters and articles.

Physical Description: 1 folder.
Box 48

Kennedy, Charles Rann. Sermonette for children on Saint Francis of Assisi. n.p., n.d. And Radio interview, 1944.

Physical Description: Typescript.
Physical Description: Typescript. 1 folder.
Box 46

Letters and obituary notices following Kennedy's death in 1950.

Physical Description: 3 folders.
Box 46

Material on various honors received by Edith Wynne Matthison.

Box 46

Material in brown loose leaf notebook on Kennedy's plays.

Box 49

1 box of letters to the Kennedys, containing letters of Shaw, Chesterton, Hall Caine, Edna Lyall, and other notable persons.

Box 44

Autograph album belonging to Edith Wynne, Mrs. Kennedy's aunt.

Boxes 47 & 63

Kennedy, Charles Rann. Sonnets for Armageddon. Los Angeles, 1944. “Copy for publishers when ready for book form”. One is for Gerald Heard. (Box 63)

Physical Description: Typescript.
Physical Description: 2 copies, each in a black loose leaf notebook.
Box 48

Kennedy, Charles Rann. Six letters to a sick-a-bed lady. Los Angeles, 1947.

Physical Description: Typescript (carbon). In a manila folder.
Box 47

Matthison, Edith Wynne. Notes on a good speech - 1914-18.

Physical Description: 1 envelope.
Box 47

New Theater material.

Physical Description: 1 envelope.
Box 47

Sappho, Christmas Interlude, and Sister Beatrice: scripts.

Physical Description: Typescripts. 1 envelope.
Box 48

Kennedy, Charles Rann. Poems good, bad, and indifferent.

Physical Description: 1 box.
Box 48

Kennedy, Charles Rann. The call of Sydney Carton. n.p., n.d.

Physical Description: Typescript (carbon). In brown folder.
Box 48

Correspondence between Kennedy and his wife.

Physical Description: 3 envelopes, and 1 folder.
Box 48

Letters acknowledging book of The Terrible Meek.

Physical Description: 1 box.
Box 48

Small replica of violin about three inches long. Made by Charles Rann Kennedy as a child.

Physical Description: In a wood box.
 

Millay, Edna St. Vincent. Renascence. Galley proofs with holograph corrections.

Note

[Moved to Collection 100.]
Map folder 1

Diplomas of Charles Rann Kennedy.

Physical Description: 1 rolled package.
Box 65

Scrapbook of clippings, mostly newspaper, relating to Edith Wynne Matthison.

Box 48

Picture of G. K. Chesterton, autographed and with a quotation.

Box 64

Picture of Charles Rann Kennedy.

Box 44

Kennedy, Charles Rann. A unique copy of “Macbeth.” In: The Theatre, April 1916.

Box 44

Album of photographs. American Tour, 1903-1904.

 

BOOKS

Box 44

Talfourd, Thomas Noon. Tragedies. London, 1840.

Scope and Content Note

Presentation copy from the author to Charles Rann Kennedy [grandfather of the playwright].
Box 44

Kennedy, Charles Rann. World within. A cycle of sonnets by... With an introduction by Gerald Heard. Edited by Margaret M. Gage. [Santa Monica, 1956].

Physical Description: 4 copies.
Box 45

Shakespeare, William. Merchant of Venice. London, 1914.

Scope and Content Note

Ex libris: Edith Wynne Matthison with her holograph notes throughout.
Box 44

Kennedy, Charles Rann. The winter feast. New York and London, 1908.

Scope and Content Note

Kennedy's copy with many holograph notes for production.
Box 45

Virgil. The works translated by Charles Rann Kennedy [grandfather of the playwright]. London, 1861.

Box 44

Clerihew, E. Biography for beginners. With 40 diagrams by G. K. Chesterton. London, n.d.

Scope and Content Note

Presentation copy from G. K. Chesterton to the Kennedys with a poem.
Box 45

Kennedy, Charles Rann. The servant in the house. N.Y., [c1935].

Box 45

Kennedy, Charles Rann. The seventh trumpet. N.Y., [c1942].

Box 45

Kennedy, Charles Rann. Plays for three players. Chicago, 1928, 1933 and 1940.

Physical Description: 3 vols.
Box 45

Kennedy, Charles Rann. Ein Diener des Hauser. Stuttgart & Berlin, 1911.

Box 45

Swasey, Robert. Maple drive. Boston [1931].

Scope and Content Note

Presentation copy to the Kennedys from the author, 1945.
Box 45

Kennedy, Charles Rann. The terrible meek. N.Y., c1939.

 

REGISTER OF THAT PORTION OF THE COLLECTION RECEIVED IN October 1959.

Box 50

Bennett School material

Scope and Content Note

Programs, clippings, letters of appreciation, articles, brochures, etc., most of which relates to the Greek dramas produced by the Kennedys and Margaret Gage at the school.
Box 51

Bennett School material

Scope and Content Note

Mostly photographs of various Greek plays produced by the Kennedys and Margaret Gage.
 

Books

Box 52

1. Shakespeare: 12 volumes of Old Temple Shakespeare. Ex libris: EWM.

Box 52

2. Tennyson, Alfred Lord. Becket. London, Macmillan, 1904.

Physical Description: 62 p. EWM's copy with her notes.
Box 52

3. K, CR. The rib of man. N.Y., Harper & Bros.[1917]. Presention copy from the author to Margaret Gage,

Physical Description: 1917.
Physical Description: 188 p.
Box 52

4. K, CR. The servant in the house. N.Y., Harper & Bros., 1908.

Physical Description: 152 p.
Box 52

5. Osmaston, F. P. A new presentation of Greek art and thought. London, Simpkin Marshall, n.d. 59,

Physical Description: [10] p.

Scope and Content Note

Presentation copy from the author to the Kennedys and Margaret Gage.
Box 52

6. New Testament in the original Greek. N. Y., Macmillan, 1928.

Scope and Content Note

Presentation copy from CRK to Margaret Gage, 1943.
Box 52

7. Rogers, Samuel. Poems. London, T. Cadell and W. Davies, 1816. Ellen Terry; EWM.

Physical Description: 246 p. Ex Libris:
Box 52

8. Everyman.

Scope and Content Note

Written in ink in a notebook with photographs laid in for illustrations. Dedicated to EWM by Stella Elma Adler, a member of the cast.
Box 53

Middleton, Horace. Music for Greek plays.

Physical Description: 7 volumes.

Scope and Content Note

Translations by Gilbert Murray. N.Y., Edwin F. Kalmus, n.d. (Part of the Bennett School material).
Box 53

K, CR. The fool from the hills. Millbrook, N.Y., n.d. “Final copy No. 4”.

Physical Description: Typescript (carbon). 54 p.
Box 53

K, CR. Flaming ministers. Millbrook, N.Y., n.d. “Copy No. 7”.

Physical Description: Typescript (carbon). 54 p.
Box 53

K, CR. The army with banners. New Hartford, Conn., 1940. “God's copy”.

Physical Description: 125 p. Typescript.
Physical Description: In a brown looseleaf folder.
Box 53

K, CR. Wonder-stone. London, n.d.

Physical Description: Typescript (carbon). 66 p. Bound in a red folder.
Box 53

Everyman. London, A.H. Bullen, 1902.

Physical Description: 47 p. With pencil stage directions.

Scope and Content Note

Also: music (original manuscript) by Horace Middleton for Everyman; program (1921) for Everyman in which the Kennedys and Margaret Gage appeared; and printed music, Ave Maria, by Arcadelt, also used for Everyman.
Box 53

K, CR. A dreamer. n.p., 1913. A poem.

Physical Description: Typescript. 11 p.
Box 53

K, CR. The private love-letters of a playwright. n.p., n.d.

Physical Description: 612 p. Holograph manuscript in a notebook.
Box 54

Group of letters of CRK and EWM.

Box 54

Letters referring to “Army with banners”.

Box 54

Letters of thanks for a copy of World Within (sonnets by CRK).

Box 54

Letters of condolence for EWM's death.

Box 54

Photographs of CRK and EWM.

Box 55

Photographs of the Kennedys, Margaret Gage and friends. v.p., v.d.

Box 56

Miscellanea, ephemera, etc.

Scope and Content Note

Material consists of newspaper clippings, clipped articles, photographs of classical theaters, notebooks (mostly blank), and a wooden bookstand with “CRK” carved on it.
Box 65

K, CR. The idol-breaker. N.Y., 1913. viii, “God's copy”.

Physical Description: 127 p. Typescript, laid in a green cloth album.
Box 64

Photographs, mostly of CRK and EWM. v.p., v.d.

Box 66

Photograph album. Mostly pictures of Margaret Gage.

Box 67

Awards and certificates.

 

MATERIAL ADDED TO THE CHARLES RANN KENNEDY COLLECTION, April 1960.

Box 54

Kennedy, Charles Rann. The true story of Little Red Riding Hood as told to the children... London, J. B. Mulholland, 1897.

Physical Description: [9 pages].
Box 54

Kennedy, Charles Rann. Letter to Mrs. Horace E. Middleton. Los Angeles, Sept. 27, 1949.

Physical Description: 1 page. Typescript.
Box 54

Kennedy, Charles Rann. Letter from CRK to his beloved children, young and old, at Camp Arden, Brattleboro, Vermont, USA. Los Angeles, August 3, 1942.

Physical Description: Typescript (carbon). 3 leaves.

Scope and Content Note

On the last leaf is a holograph note, addressing the letter to “Dear Marcella.”
Box 54

Photograph of CRK, and EWM, knitting.

Box 54

Photograph album made for the Kennedys by Miss Harriet and Isabelle Whittier, 1902-1904

Scope and Content Note

Shows their home in Milton, Massachusetts, where the Kennedys visited. Includes photographs of the Kennedys.
 

MATERIAL ADDED TO THE CHARLES RANN KENNEDY COLLECTION, June 1962.

Box 57

Letters to the Kennedys 1908

Physical Description: (3 folders)
Box 57

Letters 1909

Box 57

Letters, 1912 re “The Terrible Meek”

Physical Description: (2 folders)
Box 57

Letters 1913-1917.

Box 58

Letters, 1918-1923; letters, 1943-1949, re productions of “Servant in the House;” letters, v.d.; letters, undated.

Box 58

Letters 1918-1923

Box 58

Letters 1943-1949

Scope and Content Note

re productions of “Servant in the House”
Box 58

Letters v.d.

Box 58

Letters undated

Box 58

Articles and talks given by EWM on different occasions.

Box 58

Publicity material.

Box 58

Miscellaneous press cuttings (selected); copies of programs; stage instructions for CRK's plays.

Box 58

Photographs of Marie Brema [real name: Minny Fehrmann], 1856-1925.

Physical Description: 16 items.
Box 59

K, CR. Autobiography. n.p., n.d. “For New Theatre Book.”

Physical Description: 3 leaves. Holograph.
Box 59

Circulars and photographs, miscellaneous, relating to the Kennedys.

Box 59

K, CR. Foreword to “Plays for Three Players, Vol. I.” [Chicago, 1928]

Physical Description: Galley proofs. 4 sheets.

Scope and Content Note

“This was finally rejected at the urging of the publishers, and the foreword now appearing in the Book substituted for it. C.R.K.”
Box 59

“Important papers. 1. Marriage certificates... 2. Birth certificates... 3. Wills... 5. Letters...”

Box 59

Journal. New York, 1908-1911.

Physical Description: Bound in black cloth with leather spine.
 

Ledger. New York, 1908-1911.

Physical Description: Bound in black cloth with leather spine.
Box 59

Cash Book, No. 1. New York, 1909-1911.

Physical Description: Bound in black cloth with leather spine.
Box 59

Accounts. Los Angeles, 1946-1948.

Physical Description: Bound in orange wrappers.
 

Material added to the Charles Rann Kennedy Collection, August, 1962.

Box 60

Barnes, Kathleen (Middleton). Horace Middleton, 1879-1961.

Physical Description: 6 leaves. Typescript.

Scope and Content Note

A short account of Middleton by his daughter.
 

Material added to the Charles Rann Kennedy Collection, August, 1964.

Box 60

K, CR. Correspondence with various persons. v.p., 1948-1949.

Physical Description: 7 items.

Scope and Content Note

Copies of letters to Gertrude Middleton, Lady Aubrey Smith, Gerald Heard, Edgar J. Goodspeed, and Horace E. Middleton; 1 letter from Sybil Thorndike, August 31, 1955, to Mrs. Kennedy (Edith Wynne Matthison). Also: Extract of letter from Dr. James L. Hagerty, professor of philosophy at Saint Mary's College (Catholic), California, dated February 10, 1949, to Charles Rann Kennedy: together with a paper written by one of his students.
Box 60

Ephemera relating to Mr. and Mrs. Kennedy.

Physical Description: 6 items.
Box 60

Margaret Gage's Press and Program Book. 1918-1926.

Physical Description: Vol. I and Vol. II,
Box 61

Margaret Gage's Press and Program Book.1926-1942.

Physical Description: Vol. III and Vol. IV,
 

Material added to the Charles Rann Kennedy Collection, August 1982.

Box 62

Matthison, Edith Wynne. Telegram to Carmen Mathews. Pacific Palisades, Calif., Feb. 16, 1950. Informing her of CRK's death.

Physical Description: 1 l.
Box 62

Heard, Gerald. Charles Rann Kennedy 1871-1950. [Los Angeles, Feb. 18, 1950] Eulogy. Printed.

Box 62

Newsclipping re CRK's death, New York Times, Feb. 17, 1950.

Scope and Content Note

With program of services, St. Alban's Episcopal Church, Los Angeles, 1950.
Box 62

Receipts for cemetery plots. Inglewood, 1950.

Physical Description: 2 items.
Box 62

Letters from CRK to EWM. v.p., May 19, 1911-May 21, 1919.

Physical Description: 165 items (226 l.) Typescript (signed).

Scope and Content Note

Written while EWM was on tour.
Box 62

Pencil sketch of CRK. Cleveland, January 20, 1917.

Physical Description: Sketch signed by Roeters.
Box 62

Photographs.

Physical Description: 4 items.
 

1. Dr. Sidney Cohem. Los Angeles, n.d.

 

2. Ruth Fuller Sasaki in about her fiftieth year. n.p., n.d. Signed “To Margaret with love from Signe. Jan. 18, 1968.”

 

3. Horace Middleton, head of the Music Dept. at Bennett College, 1919-1940s.

 

4. “Bennett girls” riding in Millbrook, 1916. Photo by Wendell McRae.

Box 62

Clipping of bas relief of May Friend Bennett by Gutzon Borglum at Millbrook Public Library, N.Y.

Box 62

Program of AS YOU LIKE IT. New Hartford, Conn., Sept. 2, 1922.

Physical Description: Signed by CRK and EWM.
 

Material added to the Charles Rann Kennedy Collection, January 1983.

Box 62

Letters from CRK to Margaret Gage. v.p., 1930-1947.

Physical Description: 29 items (62 l.) Typescript (signed).
Box 62

Pindar's Athenian Dithyramb. New York, Edwin F. Kalmus, Inc. [1929]

Scope and Content Note

Translated by Charles Rann Kennedy. Music by Horace Middleton.
 

Material added to the Charles Rann Kennedy Collection, November 1983.

Box 62

Signature stamp for Edith M. Kennedy.

Physical Description: Carved with capital letters in brown stone, with floral design on the handle.