Guide to the Gelett Burgess papers, circa 1847-1951 (bulk 1900-1951)

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Guide to the Gelett Burgess Papers, circa 1847-1951 (bulk 1900-1951)

Collection number: BANC MSS C-H 52

The Bancroft Library

University of California, Berkeley

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Collection Summary

Collection Title: Gelett Burgess Papers,
Date (inclusive): circa 1847-1951
Date (bulk): (bulk 1900-1951)
Collection Number: BANC MSS C-H 52
Creator: Burgess, Gelett, 1866-1951
Extent: Number of containers: 8 boxes, 5 cartons, 5 oversize folders, 2 oversize volumes, 2 microfilm reels, 1 volume (10 linear feet)
Repository: The Bancroft Library
Berkeley, California 94720-6000
Physical Location: For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.
Abstract: Papers the San Francisco Bay Area poet, critic, artist, and humorist Gelett Burgess. Includes correspondence; manuscripts of novels, stories, poems, articles, plays; manuscript of incomplete autobiography; notebooks; genealogical and biographical data; mid-nineteenth-century journals of Burgess' parents; personalia; bibliographies; scrapbooks; clippings. A few papers of his wife, Estelle (Loomis) Burgess also included.
Languages Represented: English

Information for Researchers


Collection is open for research.

Publication Rights

Copyright has not been assigned to The Bancroft Library. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of Public Services. Permission for publication is given on behalf of The Bancroft Library 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 by the reader.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Gelett Burgess papers, BANC MSS C-H 52, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.

Alternative Formats Available

Copies of 15 letters of Charles Howard Hinton and 1 letter of Mary Hinton (from Series I) and "Travels of an Idea" and "Parables" (from carton 5, folder 6-8) also available on microfilm with call number BANC FILM 2750
2 letters from Sinclair Lewis (from Series 1) also available on a partial microfilm reel (negative [Rich. 550:14] and positive [X-X FILM 11]).
Letters from William Dean Howells to Burgess, 1897-1900 (from Series 1) also available on a partial microfilm reel (negative [Rich. 550:15] and positive [X-X FILM 12]).
Notebooks 15, 16, 34, 36, 39 and 42 (from carton 3) also on microfilm with call number BANC FILM 3201.
Henry James letters (from Series 1) also available on microfilm with call number BANC FILM 3348.

Material Cataloged Separately

  • Diaries removed to:
    Identifier/Call Number: BANC MSS 81/115c
    (Gelett Burgess diaries)
  • Pictorial material transferred to the Bancroft Pictorial Collections
    Identifier/Call Number: (BANC PIC 1953.005--PIC,
    Identifier/Call Number: BANC PIC 1953.006--A,
    Identifier/Call Number: BANC PIC 1954.010--A,
    Identifier/Call Number: BANC PIC 1959.069-.071,
    Identifier/Call Number: BANC PIC 1961.014--ALB)

Administrative Information


No additions are expected.

Processing Information

Processed by The Bancroft Library Staff and Lara Michels. Finding aid encoded by Xiuzhi Zhou and Lara Michels.

Scope and Content

The bulk of the Burgess papers were acquired by purchase from Gabriel Engel and Ruth Morissey in 1953 and from Edward Morrill in 1958. The rest of the collection came as gifts from Mrs. Will Irwin, Mrs. William H. Haan, Oliver Onions, Anthony Boucher, Theodore M. Lilienthal, Mrs. Juliet W. T. Pottle, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Waybur, Mrs. Elsie W. Martinez, Homer Croy and Joseph Bransten.
The papers cover the period from 1873-1951, but most of them date from the period after 1900. They consist mainly of correspondence; manuscripts of novels, stories, poems, articles, plays and scenarios, musical comedies, radio programs and lectures, some with related notes; autobiographical and biographical data; diaries; notebooks; scrapbooks; clippings; personalia; bibliographies. The collection also includes papers of his wife, Estelle Loomis Burgess, and journals of Burgess' parents from Kingston, Massachusetts (1847-1855). A list of correspondents is included in this finding aid.
Sketches, drawings, paintings, and photographs have been transferred to the Pictorial Collections.


Gelett Burgess was born on Jan. 30, 1866, in Boston, Massachusetts and graduated from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1887 as a civil engineer. After serving a number of years as a draughtsman on survey work for the Southern Pacific Railway and as an instructor of topographical engineering at the University of California, he turned to writing.
His literary career began in 1894 in San Francisco as associate editor of The Wave. During the period 1895-97 he not only served as editor of The Lark but, with Porter Garnett, published Le Petit Journal des Refusées and Phyllida. All three were radical departures from conventional magazines and The Lark, with its originality and the famous Purple Cow verse which appeared in its first issue, gained him considerable fame.
With the demise of The Lark in 1897, Burgess left California for New York to pursue a literary career. By the time of his death in 1951, he had written some 30 books, illustrating many of them also, and had been a frequent contributor to magazines with his short stories, poems and essays. Despite the variety and quantity of his literary output, his name was generally associated with humorous, satirical writing. Included among his most famous works are the Burgess Nonsense Book (1901), Are You A Bromide? (1907), The Heart Line (1907), the satirical Maxims of Methuselah (1907), and Maxims of Noah (1913), Two O' Clock Courage (1934), and Look Eleven Years Younger (1937). His manuals of manners in rhyme for children, the Goop books, have become nursery classics.
Although Burgess traveled widely and lived in New York, Boston, San Francisco, London and Paris, in the public mind he has been identified with San Francisco. In 1950 he returned to California and settled in Carmel, and it was there he died in 1951.

Container List


Series 1:  Correspondence. 1876-1951

Physical Description: Box 1-3
Box 1-2

Incoming correspondence, arranged alphabetically by correspondent, 1876-1951

Scope and Content Note

Many of the letters from well known authors, refer to Burgess' editorship of My Maiden Effort. Single letters are placed in alphabetical miscellanies; several letters from one correspondent, in separate folders. See list of correspondents at end of this finding aid for details.
Box 3, Folder 1-8

Outgoing correspondence, arranged roughly chronologically. 1876-1951

Scope and Content Note

Undated letters at the end of the file. Includes some photocopies of correspondence housed in institutions other than the Bancroft Library.
Box 3, Folder 9

Outgoing correspondence to Oliver Onions, 1948-1951

Box 3, Folder 10

Correspondence and other materials from Oliver Onions regarding Gelett Burgess, circa 1957

Box 3, Folder 11

Correspondence about Gelett Burgess, 1943-1980


Series 2:  Writings and notes.

Physical Description: Carton 1-3; box 5-6; volume 1; oversize folder 2, 4-5; oversize volume 1-2
Volume 1

Copy of The Maxims of Noah (1913 edition; New York, Frederick A. Stokes Company).

Carton 1, Folder 1-22

Manuscripts of novels and stories, and, occasionally, related synopses and notes. Arranged alphabetically by title.

Carton 1, Folder 23-36

Published stories, arranged alphabetically by title.

Carton 2, Folder 1-16, Box 5, Folder 1, Oversize-Folder 2, 4-5

Manuscripts (and some printings) of poems, arranged alphabetically by title.

Scope and Content Note

Special folders for the following: untitled poems; notebooks of poems; Goop verses; poems addressed to Arnold and Robin Weber; poems written for Helen Browning Hawes; "Lost Magic: A Sonnet Cycle". Oversize folders 2 and 4-5 contain printed Goop comics and verse and Goops proofs (poster-size) from from the Chicago Tribune (1925-26).
Oversize-Volume 1

"Nonsense Verses and Drawings - sample illustrations.

Oversize-Volume 2

Scrapbook of verse and drawings, inscribed to Inez [Haynes Irwin]. 1905

Carton 2, Folder 17-36

Manuscripts of articles and essays, arranged alphabetically by title.

Box 5, Folder 2-6

Published articles and essays, arranged alphabetically by title.

Box 5, Folder 7

Unsorted newspaper and magazine articles.

Box 5, Folder 8

Columns for New York American, 1933

Box 5, Folder 9

Scrapbook containing clipplings of Imaginations: A Diary of Fact and Fancy (column for The Examiner).

Box 6, Folder 1

Articles written for The Vigilantes during World War One.

Box 6, Folder 2

Probloids (published articles).

Box 6, Folder 3

Burgess' letters to editors.

Box 6, Folder 4

Ridgways Magazine poems, editorial work, clippings. circa 1906

Oversize-Folder 2

Articles from Collier's Magazine (World War One).

Box 6, Folder 5

Scrapbooks of clipped articles by Burgess.

Carton 3, Folder 1-3

Manuscripts of plays and scenarios, arranged alphabetically by title.

Carton 3, Folder 4

Manuscripts of "mimeologues".

Carton 3, Folder 5

Manuscripts of musical comedies.

Carton 3, Folder 6

Manuscripts of radio talks and interviews.

Carton 3, Folder 7

Manuscripts of lectures with related lecture notes.

Carton 3, Folder 8-9

Writings and research material on Shakespeare, Earl of Oxford.

Carton 3, Folder 10-42

Notes and notebooks.


Series 3:  Biographical and family.

Physical Description: Carton 4; carton 5, folder 1-3; box 7-8; oversize folder 1, 3
Carton 4, Folder 1

Bibliographies, lists of publications.

Box 8

Small cardfile bibliography of early writings.

Carton 4, Folder 2


Carton 4, Folder 3

Biographical materials.

Carton 4, Folder 4

Birth and death records and obit by Oliver Onions.

Carton 4, Folder 5

Estate documents (photocopy).

Carton 4, Folder 6

Materials regarding Burgess' youth in Massachusetts.

Carton 4, Folder 7

Photocopy of MIT transcript.

Carton 4, Folder 8

Proclamation by Burgess for University of California Class Day, 1899

Oversize-Folder 3

Proclamation for Burgess from the University of California Class of '94.

Carton 4, Folder 9

French identity card, 1933

Carton 4, Folder 10-11

Notes and manuscript of autobiography,

Carton 4, Folder 12

The Clipper and other items printed by Burgess on his printing press in Boston.

Box 7

Printing plates from Burgess' printing press in Boston.

Carton 4, Folder 13

Address books.

Carton 4, Folder 14

Birthday book.

Carton 4, Folder 15

Gelett Burgess and His Times, a talk by Edgar M. Kahn before the Pacific Party Forum, 1957

Carton 4, Folder 16

Conversation with Gelett Burgess (by James D. Hart) regarding Robert Louis Stevenson, undated

Carton 4, Folder 17

Reminiscences regarding Gelett Burgess by Juliet Wilbor Tompkins Pottle, 1960

Carton 4, Folder 18

Clippings of interviews with Burgess, 1960

Carton 4, Folder 19

Christmas cards.

Carton 4, Folder 20

Verse written by Clinton Burgess (brother).

Carton 4, Folder 21

Transcription from diary (Hollywood), circa 1942

Carton 4, Folder 22

Clippings about Burgess.

Carton 4, Folder 23

Book reviews.

Carton 4, Folder 24

Clippings scrapbook, 1895-1896

Carton 4, Folder 25

Clippings scrapbook, 1897-1899

Carton 4, Folder 26

Clippings scrapbook, 1929

Carton 4, Folder 27-28

Clippings scrapbooks--Biographies, circa 1900

Carton 4, Folder 29

Clippings scrapbook--Ruins of Ancient Saba,

Carton 4, Folder 30

Clippings about Carmel and the Monterey area.

Oversize-Folder 1

Plans for cottages.

Carton 4, Folder 31

Journal of Thomas H. Burgess (father), 1847-1850

Scope and Content Note

Journal kept by Thomas Burgess, Gelett's father, from the age of eighteen to twenty-one. Documents Thomas' life in Kingston, Plymouth, Massaschusetts and includes discussions of weather, school (including singing school and speaking school), lectures and public events, temperance, and other areas of Kingston social life.
Carton 4, Folder 32, Carton 5, Folder 1

Journal of Caroline Matilda Brooks (mother), volumes 1 and 2, 1848-1855

Scope and Content Note

Journal kept by Caroline M. Brooks, Gelett's mother, from the approximate age of nineteen to twenty-six. Documents Caroline's life in Kingston, Plymouth, Massaschusetts and includes discussions of her life at school (including academics and social life at school as well as the experience of young women at school), relations and social visits with other girls and young men, social and cultural events in town, the daily details of Caroline's sewing, needlework and other housework, weather, her experience as a school teacher in Rocky Nook, Massachusetts in 1854-1855, and some of the details of her courtship with Thomas Burgess. Volume 1 includes a detailed description of the death of one of her aunts and the activities surrounding it.
Carton 5, Folder 2

Caroline Matilda Brooks [and] Thomas Harvey Burgess: A Consequential Courtship (excerpts from Matilda's journals),

Carton 5, Folder 3

Invitation from Caroline Matilda Brooks to Thomas Harvey Burgess, 1855


Series 4:  Assorted other papers.

Physical Description: Carton 5, folder 4-17; oversize folder 3
Carton 5, Folder 4

Stationary from The Lark.

Carton 5, Folder 5

Stationary from Le Petit Journal des Refusees.

Oversize-Folder 1

Broadsides advertising Burgess' books.

Carton 5, Folder 6-8

C.H. Hinton writings on Parables and manuscript of Come All Ye Faithful.

Carton 5, Folder 9

Silhouette of "Les Jeunes." (from The Lark, 1896)

Carton 5, Folder 10


Carton 5, Folder 11

Book of maps of Paris.

Oversize-Folder 3

Facsimile of Caricature of the Latrobe (California) Railroad, drawn by Burgess.

Carton 5, Folder 12

Issue of Le Petit Journal des Refusees, 1896

Carton 5, Folder 13

Dutch Treat Club yearbook, 1948-1949

Carton 5, Folder 14

A Novel and Entertaining Exposition: The Casket of Domestic Fine Art (The Modernist Studios, New York), circa 1900

Carton 5, Folder 15-17



Series 5:  Papers of Estelle (Loomis) Burgess.

Physical Description: Box 4

Scope and Content Note

Typescripts and printed versions of Estelle Burgess' stories.

Series 6:  Microfilm.

Physical Description: Reel 1-2

Scope and Content Note

Reel 1: Statement and receipt, Jan. 5, 1892, from Burgess for expenses of Christmas Festival of the Pilgrim Sunday School, San Francisco; Robin Weber scrapbook and letters from Burgess to Robin and Arnold Weber (vi originals now in BL); two notes, 1936-1938 and a Goop sketch sent to Amy Vanderbilt; letters from Burgess to Burges Johnson, 1904-1950 and pages from MS of Maxims of Methuselah; letters to Annie Sheppard Kellogg (originals now in BL); Burgess letters in the Huntington Library and Arnold Weber scrapbook; selections from The Criterion containing chapters of The Lively City O'Ligg. Reel 2: Burgess' M.A. thesis, 1881, for Massachusetts Institute of Technology: Location and Estimate for a Narrow Gauge Railway from Davis Mine to Claremont, Massachusetts.

Partial List of Correspondents


A Miscellany (single letters)


Adams, Samuel Hopkins, 1871-


Letter, Aug. 11, 1945


Arliss, George, 1868-1946


Letter, Apr. 15, 1921


Ade, George, 1866-1944


5 letters, 1902-1920. Also, cartoon, drawn and signed by Ade, "Brief - History of War", dated Oct. 1917


Allen, James Lane, 1849-1925


2 letters, 1921


The American Magazine


2 letters, 1922-1923. Signed by John MacAlplne Siddall


Association des Escrivains Combattants de 1914 à 1918


3 letters, 1931. In French. Signed by Claude Farrere and Paul Strozzi. Enclosure to letter of May 16: copy of letter written by Farrere and Strozzi to Henry Champly


Atherton, Gertrude Franklin (Horn), 1857-1948


6 letters, 1918-1945. Several undated


Austin, Mary (Hunter), 1868-1934


3 letters, 1921, n.d.


B Miscellany (single letters)


Bartlett, Frederic Charles, 1887-


Letter, Nov. 12, 1932


Beach, Rex Ellingwood, 1877-1949


Letter, n.d.


Bennett, Arnold, 1867-1931


Letter, July 2, 1914


Black, Alexander, 1859-1940


Letter, Apr. 17, 1923


Block, Rudolph Edgar, 1870-


Letter, Jan. 15, 1921


Boyle, Virginia (Frazer), d. 1938


Letter, Dec. 8, 1920


Branch, Anna Hempstead, 1874-1937


Letter, Feb. 2, 1920


[Bright, Mary Chavelita (Dunne)]


Letter, July 1, 1899. Signed George Edgarton


Brown, Alice, 1857-


Letter, Feb. 3, [1920?]?


Butler, Ellis Parker, 1869-1937


Letter, Mar. 18, 1922


Bacon, Josephine Dodge (Daskam), 1872-


2 letters, 1902-1921. One letter signed: Josephine Daskam


Barrell, Charlea Wisner


2 letters, 1951


Beerbohm, Max, 1872-


2 letters, 1898 & n.d.


Boucher, Tony

see White, Wllliam Anthony Parker


C Miscellany (single letters)


Cabell, James Branch, 1879-


Letter, Sept. 21, 1922


Carpenter, Edward Childs, 1872-


Letter, Feb. 14, 1921


Case, Frank


Letter, n.d.


Cather, Willa Sibert, 1876-1947


Letter, n.d.


Child, Richard Washburn, 1881-1935


Letter, Jan. 26, 1921


Churchill, Winston, 1871-1947


Letter, June 4, 1917


Cushman, Clarissa (Fairchild)


Letter, Feb. 27, 1941


Campbell, Vera


4 letters, 1898. One letter believed to be dated erroneously 1892


Chambers, Robert William, 1865-1933


2 letters, 1913-1920


Clifford, Lucy (Lane) (Mrs. W. K. Clifford)


4 letters, n.d.


Cobb, Irvin Shrewsbury, 1876-1944


4 letters, 1918-1921


Cowles, Fleur (Fenton)


2 letters, 1949-1950. Written for Look and Flair magazines


Cutting, Mary Stewart, 1851-1924


2 letters, 1913-1921


D Miscellany (single letters)


Davis, Owen, 1874-


Letter, n. d.


Dawson, Coningsby [William], 1883-


Letter, Feb. 17, 1921


Dearmer, Mabel, 1872-1915


Letter, n.d.


de Mille, Cecil Blount, 1881-1959


Letter, Jan. 9, 1943


Dole, Nathan Haskell, 1852-1935


Letter, May 23, 1900


D'Arcy, Ella


2 letters & note, n.d


Dinkelspiel, Richard C.


2 letters, 1948-1949. Enclosing letters from Joseph P. Loeb and George Hugh Banning


Dodd, Lee Wilson, 1879-1933


3 letters, 1920 -1921


Eastman, Max, 1883-


3 letters, [ca. 1921]-1951


F Miscellany (single letters)


Fadiman, Clifton, 1904-


Letter, May 18, 1942


Fenollosa, Mary McNeil


Letter, Jan. 6, 1921


Field, [Isobel (Osbourne)]


Letter, Apr. 7, 1951. Signed: Teuila. With added note written by "At"


Fields, Annie Adams, 1834- 1915


Letter, Jan. 17, [1900?]


Fiske, John, 1842-1901


Letter, Apr. 13, 1892


Forbes, James, 1871-1938


Letter, Nov. 8, 1920


Fox, John, 1862-1919


Letter, May 19, 1902


Funk, Wilfred John, 1883-


Letter, Feb. 23, 1944


Feldman, Abraham


3 letters, 1948-1951


Fitzgerald, Francis Scott Key, 1896-1940


4 letters, 1922 & n.d.


Fitzhugh, Robert Tyson, 1906-


2 letters, 1951. Enclosing reprint of his article, An Invasion of Privacy, published in the College English Association's Chap Book


Flagg, James Montgomery, 1877-


3 letters, 1920-1941. One letter illustrated


Frederic, Harold, 1856-1898


2 letters, 1898


Freeman, Mary Eleanor (Wilkins), 1852-1930


2 letters, 1920


G Miscellany (single letters)


Gilder, Jeanette Leonard, 1849-1916


Letter, Apr. 7, 1899. Written as editor of The Critic


Gish, Lillian


Letter, n.d.


Gerould, Katherine (Fullerton), 1879-1944


3 letters, 1921


Gibson, Charles Dana, 1867-1944


5 letters, 1920-1921


Grant, Robert, 1852-1940


2 letters, 1921


H Miscellany (single letters)


Harcourt, Brace and Company, Inc.


Letter, Aug. 3, 1949. Signed: S. Spencer Scott


Harris, Frank, 1856-1931


Letter, n.d. Mutilated; upper portion of letter cut off.


Harris, Kenneth


Letter, n.d.


Hein, Silvio, 1879-


Letter, n.d.


Herford, Oliver, 1863-1935


Letter, July 18, 1923


Heron, Flodden W.


Letter, May 29, 1948


Hewlett, Maurice Henry, 1861-1923


Letter, Jan. l, 1899


Hough, Emerson, 1857-1923


Letter, Nov. 12, 1920


Howard, John Tasker, 1890-


Letter, May 21, 1945


Howells, Mildred, 1872-


Letter, n.d.


Hungerford, Edward, 1875-1948


Letter, Feb. 5, 1921


Hamilton, Cosmo, d. 1942


4 letters, 1919 & n.d.


Harrison, Henry Sydnor


2 letters, 1920-1921


Hays, Will H., 1879-1954


2 letters, 1922-1923


Hergesheimer, Joseph, 1880-


6 letters, 1920-1923


Hinton, Charles Howard, 1853-1907


15 letters, 1903-1907


Hopwood, Avery, 1882-1928


2 letters, 1920-1921


Howells, William Dean, 1837-1919


4 letters, 1897-1900


Hughes, Rupert, 1872-1956


3 letters, 1920-1951


Hurst, Fannie, 1889-


4 letters, 1918 & n.d.


I Miscellany (single letters)


[Irwin, Wallace], 1875-1959


Letter, Jan. 28, 1921. Signed: Mich


Irwin, William Henry, 1873-1948


[Power of attorney granted to Gelett Burgess.], Nov. 5, 1919.To negotiate the sale, for moving picture and dramatic purposes, of The Picaroons and The Reign of Queen Isyl


J Miscellany (single letters)


Johnson, Burges, 1877-


Letter, Mar. 24, 1951


Jordan, Elizabeth Garner, 1867-1947


Letter, Jan. 8, 1921


James, Henry, 1843-1916


5 letters, 1898-1906


K Miscellany (single letters)


Kauffman, Reginald Wright, 1877-


Letter, Dec. 31, 1920


Kelland, Clarence Budington, 1881-


Letter, Dec. 28, 1950


Kernahan, Coulson, 1858-1943


Letter, n.d.


King, Basil, 1859-1928


Letter, Feb. 5, 1921


Klüver, Heinrich, 1897-


Letter, June 10, 1943


Kahn, Edgar M.


3 letters, 1939-1940. Among letters written by Burgess are 3 addressed to Kahn


Kipling, Rudyard, 1865-1936


2 letters, 1898-1921


L Miscellany (single letters)


Lane, John, 1854-1925


Letter, Nov. 28, 1898


Libbey, Laura Jean, 1862-1924


Letter, Feb. 1, 1921


Lilienthal, Theodore M.


Letter, Jan. 25, 1947. Unsigned carbon copy


Lincoln, Joseph Crosby, 1870-1944


Letter, Jan. 17, 1921


Litchfield, Grace Denio, 1849-1944


Letter, Nov. 17, 1920


Loftus, Cecilia, 1876-


[Verse written on program for Authors' League banquet, Nov. 1, 1923]


Long, John Luther, 1861-1927


Letter, n.d.


Lynch, Gertrude


Letter, n.d.


LeGallienne, Richard, 1866-1947


6 letters, 1898-ca. 1921. Several undated


Lewis, Sinclair, 1885-1951


2 letters, ca. 1921


Lippincott (J. B.) Company


3 letters, 1945 & 1950. Two letters signed by Joseph W. Lippincott


London, Jack, 1876-1916


2 letters, 1901-1902


Lowell, Amy, 1874-1925


2 letters, 1921


M Miscellany (single letters)


McClure, Samuel Sidney, 1857-1949


Letter, Jan. 5, 1923


Macfarlane, Peter Clark, 1871-1924


Letter, Dec. 24, 1920


MacKaye, Percy, 1875-1956


Letter, May 27, 1920


Masters, Edgar Lee, 1869-1950


Letter, Jan. 14, 1921


Maugham, William Somerset, 1874-


Letter, June 5, [1944]


Miriam Joseph, Sister, 1898-


Letter, Sept. 5, 1949


McCutcheon, George Barr, 1866-1928


2 letters, 1918-1922


McIntyre, Oscar Odd, 1884-1938


3 letters, 1936


Martin, George (Madden) (Mrs. Atwood R. Martin), 1866-1946


2 letters, 1921


Meynell, Alice Christiana (Thompson), 1847-1922


2 letters, n.d.


N Miscellany (single letters)


Noguchi, Yone, 1875-1947


Letter, Feb. 7, 1920


Norris, Charles Gilman, 1881-1945


Letter, n.d.


Norris, Frank, 1070-1902


Letter, Dec. 17, [1901]


Norris, Kathleen, 1880-1966


Letter, Jan. 1921


Northcliffe, Alfred Charles William Harmsworth, 1st baron, 1865-1922


Letter, July 12, 1898. Signed: Alfred C. Harmsworth


Nicholson, Meredith, 1866-1947


2 letters, 1918


O Miscellany (single letters)


O'Brien, Eugene


Letter, n.d.


Onions, Oliver, pseud.


Letter, Nov. 8, 1950. Signed: "O"


Osbourne, Lloyd, 1868-1947


Letter, n.d.


O'Higgins, Harvey Jerrold, 1876-1929


2 letters, 1922-1923


P Miscellany (single letters)


Parker, Sir Gilbert, bars., 1862-1932


Letter, Sept. 16, 1920


Patterson, Joseph Medill, 1879-1946


Letter, Apr. 12, 1922


Petrova, Olga, 1886-


Letter, n.d


[Porter, Bruce,] 1865-1953


Letter, n.d. Signed with initials


Porter, Harold Everett, 1887-1936


Letter, Nov. 15, 1920


Porter, William Sydney, 1862-1910


Letter, n.d.


Pei, Mario Andrew, 1901-


2 letters, 1949


R Miscellany (single letters)


Raine, William MacLeod, 1871-


Letter, Feb. 6, 1921


Repplier, Agnes, 1858-


Letter, Feb. 6, 1921


Rice, Cale Young, 1872-1943


Letter, n.d.


Richards, Laura Elizabeth, 1850-1943


Letter, Feb. 14, 1921


Richmond, Grace Louise (Smith), 1866-


Letter, Feb. 3, 1921


Roberts, Sir Charles George Douglas, 1860-1943


Letter, May 26, 1899


Roosevelt, Eleanor (Roosevelt), 1884-1962


Letter, Jan. 5, 1939


Roosevelt, Franklin Delano, (Pres., U.S.), 1882-1945


Letter, Feb. 17, 1938


Rowland, Henry Cottrell, 1874-1933


Letter, Jan. 10, 1921


Ralph, Julian, 1853-1903


2 letters, 1898-1900


Read, Opie Percival, 1852-1939


2 letters, 1921


The Reader's Digest


3 letters, 1943-1948. Signed by De Witt Wallace. Also, letter from Wallace to George T. Bye, 1942


Rice, Alice Caldwell (Hogan), 1870-1942


2 letters, 1921


Rideout, Henry Milner, 1877-1927


2 letters, 1921


S Miscellany (single letters)


Salsbury, Nate, 1888-


Letter, Apr. 13, 1923


Sharp, Evelyn, 1869-


Letter, n.d.


Shorter, Clement King, 1857-1926


Letter, n.d.


Skinner, Cornelia Otis, 1901-


Letter, n.d.


Sterling, George, 1869-1926


Letter, May 15, 1923


[Stevenson, Fanny (Van de Grift) Osbourne,] 1840-1914


Letter, Dec. 5, 1897. Signed: Aolele. Date supplied by Burgess


Stoddard, Charles Warren, 1843-1909


Letter, July 17, 1898


Street, Julian, 1879-1947


Letter, June 1, 1921


Strode, Muriel


Letter, Jan. 26, 1924


Sullivan, Mark, 1874-


Letter, Nov. 16, 1918


The Saturday Evening Post


4 letters, 1918-1923. Signed by George Horace Lorimer.


Seton, Ernest Thompson, 1860-1946


2 letters, 1921


Sholl, Anna McClure


2 letters, 1921


Smith, Sir Grafton Elliot, 1871-1937


2 letters, 1932. Enclosure: reprint Or his article, Right-and-Lett Handedness in Primitive Men, published in The British Medical Journal, Dec. 12, 1925


Stringer, Arthur John Arbuthnott, 1874-


2 letters, 1921


Stuart, Ruth (McEnery), 1849-1917


2 letters, 1900. Also, inscribed visiting card


T Miscellany (single letters)


Tassin, Algernon de Vivier, 1869-1941


Letter, July 21, 1922


Tupper, Tristram


Letter, Feb. 26, 1923


Tarbell, Ida Minerva, 1857-1944


2 letters, 1920


Tarkington, Booth, 1869-1946


10 letters, 1918-1923. Several letters undated


Troubetzkoy, Amélie (Rives) Chanler, 1863-1945


2 letters, 1914-1921


Tully, Eleanor (Gates), 1875-


Letter, Feb. 3, 1921, and note written on an envelope


V Miscellany (single letters)


Van Doren, Mark, 1894-


Letter, Aug. 26, 1943


Vermilye, Kate (Jordan), d. 1926


Letter, n.d.


W Miscellany (single letters)


White, Stewart Edward, 1873-1946


Letter, June 3, 1920


[White, William Anthony Parker], 1911-


Telegram. July 29, 1951. Written under pseudonym "Tony Boucher"


Wiggin, Kate Douglas, 1856-1923


Letter, n.d. Written on circular soliciting contributions for the planned book, My Maiden Effort


Williams, Ben Ames, 1889-


Letter, Jan. 11, 1920


Wilson, Francis, 1854-


Letter, n.d.


Wilson, John Fleming, 1877-1922


Letter, Jan. 22, 1921


Witwer, Harry Charles, 1890-1929


Letter, Dec. 6, 1920


Woodrow, Nancy Mann (Wadder), d. 1935


Letter, Jan. 18, 1920


Woollcott, Alexander, 1887-1943


Letter, Mar. 31, 1939


Wright, Harold Bell, 1872-1944


Letter, Nov. 22, 1920


Wharton, Edith Newbold (Jones), 1862-1937


2 letters, 1920 & n.d.


White, Gleeson, 1851-1898


2 letters, 1898


White, William Allen, 1868-1944


2 letters, 1920-1921


Wister, Owen, 1860-1938


3 letters, 1923 & n.d.


Wright, Wilbur, 1867-1912


3 letters, 1908