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Guide to the Robert L. (Robert Luther) Duffus Papers , 1923-1970
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ADVENTURE IN RETIREMENT.

Box 1, Folder 1

a) Final draft, typescript with autograph corrections,

Physical Description: 263 pp.
Box 1, Folder 2

b) Galley proof, with autograph corrections.

 

c) Production proof; see oversize.

 

THE CAT'S PAJAMAS.

Box 1, Folder 3

a) First draft, typescript (some carbon) with autograph correction pp. 1 - 103, 123 - 150 (end) (incomplete); 21 pp. fragmentary drafts.

Box 1, Folder 4

b) Second draft, typescript (some carbon) with autograph corrections, pp. 1 - 123 (incomplete).

Box 1, Folder 5

c) Final draft, typescript with autograph corrections,

Physical Description: 165 pp.
Box 2, Folder 1

d) Page proof, with autograph corrections.

 

JASON GOOSE.

Box 2, Folder 2

a) Final draft, typescript with autograph corrections,

Physical Description: 336 pp.
Box 2, Folder 3

b) Galley proof.

Box 2, Folder 4

c) Page proof.

 

JASON POTTER'S SPACE WALK.

Box 3, Folder 1

a) Final draft, typescript with autograph corrections,

Physical Description: 135 pp.
Box 3, Folder 2

b) Galley proof, with autograph corrections.

Box 3, Folder 3

c) Page proof.

Box 3, Folder 4

d) Production proof.

Note

* e,f,g: see also: List of July,'73 ADDITION
 

JIMMY'S PLACE.

Box 3, Folder 5

a) First draft, typescript with autograph corrections, 242 pp., author's notation, 13 pp.

Box 4, Folder 1

b) Second draft, carbon typescript with autograph corrections,

Physical Description: 269 pp.
Box 4, Folder 2

c) Final draft, typescript with autograph corrections,

Physical Description: 269 pp.
Box 4, Folder 3

d) Page proof, with autograph corrections.

Box 4, Folder 4

e) Page proof.

Box 5, Folder 1

f) Galley proof, with autograph corrections.

Box 5, Folder 2

g) Galley proof.

 

NOSTALGIA, USA.

Box 5, Folder 3

a) Final draft, typescript with autograph corrections,

Physical Description: 103 pp.
Box 5, Folder 4

b) Galley proof,

Physical Description: 2 copies.
Box 5, Folder 5

c) Page proof.

 

d) Production proof, see oversize.

 

QUEEN CALIFIA'S ISLAND.

Box 6, Folder 1

a) Final draft, typescript with autograph corrections,

Physical Description: 316 pp.
Box 6, Folder 2

b) Galley proof.

Box 6, Folder 3

c) Page proof.

Box 6, Folder 4

d) Unbound set of printed pages.

 

THE POLAR ROUTE TO TIME GONE BY.

Box 7, Folder 1

a) Final draft, typescript with autograph corrections,

Physical Description: 196 pp.
Box 7, Folder 2

b) Page proof, with autograph corrections.

Box 7, Folder 3

c) Page proof.

Box 7, Folder 4

d) Production proof.

Note

* e & f: See also: List of July,'73 ADDITION
 

TOMORROW'S NEWS.

Box 8, Folder 1

a) First draft, typescript with autograph corrections,

Physical Description: 202 pp.
Box 8, Folder 2

b) Second draft, typescript with autograph corrections,

Physical Description: 140 pp.
Box 8, Folder 3

c) Final draft, typescript with autograph corrections,

Physical Description: 141 pp.
Box 8, Folder 4

d) Final draft, carbon typescript,

Physical Description: 141 pp.
 

THE TOWER OF JEWELS.

Box 9, Folder 1

a) Final draft, typescript with autograph corrections,

Physical Description: 216 pp.
Box 9, Folder 2

b) Galley proof, with autograph corrections.

Box 9, Folder 3

c) Page proof, with autograph corrections.

 

d) Production proof; see oversize.

 

THE WATERBURY RECORD.

Box 10, Folder 1

a) Final draft, typescript with autograph corrections,

Physical Description: 268 pp.
Box 10, Folder 2

b) Page proof, with autograph corrections.

Box 10, Folder 3

c) Page proof.

 

d) Production proof; see oversize.

 

WEST OF THE DATE LINE.

Box 11, Folder 1

a) First draft, typescript with autograph corrections, 210 pp. Epilogue, 12 pp.; author's notations, 12 pp.

Box 11, Folder 2

b) Second draft, typescript with autograph corrections,

Physical Description: 228 pp.

Scope and Content Note

(includes epilogue added to first draft).
Box 11, Folder 3

c) Second draft, carbon typescript,

Physical Description: 228 pp.
Box 11, Folder 4

d) Final draft, typescript with autograph corrections,

Physical Description: 227 pp.
Box 12, Folder 1

e) Galley proof, with autograph corrections.

Box 12, Folder 2

f) Page proof.

 

WILLIAMSTOWN BRANCH.

Box 12, Folder 3

a) Final draft, typescript with autograph corrections,

Physical Description: 357 pp.
Box 12, Folder 4

b) Galley proof, with autograph corrections.

Box 13, Folder 1

c) Galley proof.

Box 13, Folder 2

d) Page proof, with autograph corrections.

 

e) Production proof; see oversize.

 

Printed Matter and Tearsheets

Box 13, Folder 3

By My Way - a series of articles of humorous commentary by R. L. Duffus, run in Nation's Business monthly from October 1948 to March 1956.Tearsheets.

Box 13, Folder 4

A FAIR PROSPECT. A series of 57 booklets of humorous commentary by R. L. Duffus, published as advertising for Nation's Business, April 1944 to October 1948.

Box 14, Folder 1

Miscellaneous clippings, tearsheets, and whole number periodicals of items by R. L. Duffus.

Book 15

Miscellaneous clippings, 1923 - 1924,pasted in scrapbook.

 

Scrapbooks of Clippings of New York Times Editorials by R. L. Duffus.

Book 16

a) September 26, 1946 - October 10, 1950.

Book 17

b) October 13, 1950 - February 5, 1956.

Book 18

c) February 6, 1956 - February 21, 1960.

Book 19

d) February 22, 1960 - September 24, 1962.

Box 14, Folder 2

ADDITION Newsclips and Book Reviews re: Duffus.

Box 14, Folder 3

Editorials written after retirement and Poems.

Box 14, Folder 4

Tribute to Judge Learned Hand by R.L.D. Printed.

Box 14, Folder 5

Miscellany

Box 14, Folder 6

Newsclips and misc. re: R.L.D.'s death.

 

BOOKS

 

* JASON POTTER'S STAR WALK (later, SPACE WALK)

Box 20, Folder 1

e) Typescript with autograph corrections,

Physical Description: 135 pp.
Box 20, Folder 2

f) typescript with autograph corrections, 131 pp. May 29, 1969.

Box 20, Folder 3

g) 1 page of notes.

 

* THE POLAR ROUTE TO TIME GONE BY

Box 20, Folder 4

e) typescript with autograph corrections,

Physical Description: 165 pp.
Box 20, Folder 5

f) typescript with autograph corrections,

Physical Description: 196 pp.
 

ASHES ON A PROMONTORY

Box 20, Folder 6

a) typescript with autograph corrections,

Physical Description: 185 pp.
 

TLS, 12-26-72,Geo. P. Brockway to Mrs. R. L. Duffus - declines to publish. (Filed with correspondence)

 

THE DEATH OF ROSCOE CONKLING (1888)

Box 21, Folder 1

a) typescript with autograph corrections, Mar. 30, 1967.

Physical Description: 70pp.
 

HOW TO BE 80 AND LIKE IT.

Box 21, Folder 2

a) manuscript, Sept. 1971.

Physical Description: 45pp.
 

b) TLS n.d. Donald Bean to R.L.D. re: mss. (Filed with corresp.)

 

THE LAST SARDINE.

Box 21, Folder 3

a) typescript with autograph corrections,

Physical Description: 222 pp.
Box 21, Folder 4

b) typescript with autograph corrections,

Physical Description: 222 pp.
Box 21, Folder 5

c) typescript with autograph corrections, 216 pp., Jan. 12, 1970.

 

ADDITIONAL MANUSCRIPTS AND TYPESCRIPTS:

Scope and Content Note

(The following 7 manuscripts appear to be early stories written during college)
Box 22, Folder 1

a) A California Byway.

Box 22, Folder 2

b) The Two Kisses of Rafaelita.

Box 22, Folder 3

c) The Silver Cord.

Box 22, Folder 4

d) The Story of the Abstruse Vagabond.

Box 22, Folder 5

e) Drusiana. (written for a short story contest)

Box 22, Folder 6

f) An Incident in a Garden. (Eng. 22; Oct. 1, 1909)

Box 22, Folder 7

g) The Crime of the Knave of Hearts.

Box 22, Folder 8

Commencement Speech (Typescript). Middlebury College, Vermont. 1938.By R.L.D., with autograph corrections.

Box 22, Folder 9

My Brother Bill (typescript) (6pp.) May (?), 1966.

Box 22, Folder 10

Typescripts of 5 newspaper articles/editorials.

Box 22, Folder 11

CORRESPONDENCE * OUTGOING

 

Robert L. Duffus to:

 

BLIVEN, BRUCE

 

1969, March 3

 

August 16

 

1970, October 27

 

November 13

 

November 17

 

1971, September 11

 

1972, September 16

 

October 14

 

BROCKWAY, GEORGE P. (President, W.W. Norton & Co., Inc., R.L.D.'s Publisher)

 

1964, December 12re: Adventure & Queen Calafia

Box 22, Folder 11

1964., Dec. 14re: Queen Calafia

 

1968, April 15re: Jason Goose

 

DUFFUS, WM. M. 1995, April 5.

 

FORREST, WILLIAM P. (World Health Organization)

 

1948, March 22.(R.L.D.'s reply - see Incoming corresp.)

 

KELLER, HELEN

 

1960, August 26.(photocopy) (Reply - see Incoming corresp.)

 

MERRILL, REV. CHARLES C.

 

1957, August 22.(Reply - see Incoming corresp.)

 

OLDER, FREMONT

 

1920, June 21.

 

SULZBERGER, ARTHUR HAYS (Publisher, N.Y. Times)

 

1962, January 19(Reply - see Incoming corresp.)

 

VILLA, MRS. MARION

 

1969, June 21

 

1970, February 25

 

CORRESPONDENCE * INCOMING

Box 22, Folder 12

ADLER, RUTH (Editor of Times Talk)

 

1967, March 6.re: article on Otto Tolischus.

 

ALLEN, WARNER M.

 

1948, March 22.re: Fair Prospects.

 

ALPHAND, HERVÉ (French Ambassador to the U.S.)

 

1958, June 19.re: article The Other France and poem, The Map of France. (In French).

 

AMRINE, MABEL CHILCOTT

 

1958, October 18.

 

ANDERSON, MAXWELL

 

1948, February 28.

 

ANGELL, ORSON (Director of Advertising for Nation's Business)

 

1948, March 2.re: survey of popularity of A Fair Prospect.

 

3 Enclosures: J. D. Ford (Weirton Steel Co.) to Ms. Vera Lundquist of the Nation's Business Survey, W. Stanley Pearce (Fireman's Fund Insurance Co.) to V. L.

 

Robert F. Wood (the Autocar Co.) to V. L.

 

1948, March 8.re: R.L.D.'s fan mail re: A Fair Prospect.

 

3 Enclosures: Edward A. Daubenspeck (Chamber of Commerce, Shelby, Montana).

 

J. T. Ruble (Clay County Chamber of Commerce, West Point, Mississippi).

 

John P. Taylor (RCA).

 

1972, August 30.

 

ATKINSON, BROOKS. 1962, Oct. 2.

Physical Description: TLS.
 

BEAN, DONALD

Box 22, Folder 12

n.d.Included with mss. How to be 80 and Like It.

 

BLADES, LESLIE BURTON

 

1966, August 3.re: Adventures in Retirement.

 

BLIVEN, BRUCE

 

1969, March 2re: Jason Goose.

 

1970, January 25.re: The Polar Route.

 

1970, October 15.re: Jason Potter's Space Walk with clip.

 

1972, April 18.re: The Santa Fe Trail.

 

BORLAND, HAL (and Barbara)

 

1970, February 8.

 

1970, August 26.with tearsheet re: Jason Potter's Space Walk.

 

1970, August 29.re: Flag Day editorial.

 

1972, November 24.

Box 22, Folder 13

BROCKWAY, GEORGE P. (President, W. W. Norton & Co., Inc., R.L.D.'s publisher)

 

1964, December 10.re: The Island of Queen Calafia; Adventures...

 

1964, December 18.

 

1964, December 28.

 

1965, June 24re: Queen Calafia.

 

1965, September 30.re: Jimmy's Place.

 

1965, October 6.

 

1965, December 6.

 

1968, May 1re: Jason Goose.

 

1968, May 6.

 

1969, January 13.

 

1969, December 31.

 

1970, January 7.

 

1971, April 22.re: The Last Sardine.

 

1971, May 25.

 

1972, September 22.[To Mrs. R.L. Duffus]

 

1972, December 26.[To Mrs. R. L. Duffus]

 

BURKE, SHIRLEY

Box 22, Folder 14

1942, January 4.re: Treasury Star Parade radio program.

 

CHANDLER, R. K.

 

1958, November 27.re: Williamstown Branch.

 

CORBALLY, WINIFRED

 

1964, June 25

Physical Description: (photocopy)
 

1966, June 24.

Physical Description: (photocopy)
 

See also: KELLER, HELEN.

 

COWDRY, MRS. E. VINCENT

 

N. D.ALS (to Leah Louise).

 

[CRANE], CHARLES

 

1959, October 27.

 

[1959], December 24.

 

DAVIS, H. L.

 

1957, June 7.(mention of Clifford Irving).

 

DODDS, JOHN W.

 

1970, June 29.re: The Polar Route...

 

1971, May 10.re: Tomorros's News.

Box 22, Folder 14

DORFMAN, JOSEPH.

 

1971, July 12.

Physical Description: TLS
Box 22, Folder 14

DUFFUS, WILLIAM M. (Brother of R.L.D.)

 

1966, January 21.

 

1966, February 4.

Box 22, Folder 15

EISENHOWER, DWIGHT D.

 

1957, December 3.re: editorial R.L.D. wrote about him. with clips.

 

FONTANA, JOHN

 

1971, February 8.re: Williamstown Branch.

 

FORREST, WILLIAM P. (World Health Organization)

 

1948, March 19.(with reply by R.L.D. - Outgoing corresp.)

 

FRANCESCHI, ESTHER SEAVER (MRS. A. G.)

 

1959, February 5.re: Williamstown Branch.

 

Friedlander, [Paul?]

 

1963, Oct. 2.

Physical Description: TLS.
Box 22, Folder 16

GALPIN, PERRIN C.

 

1959, October 26.re: Waterbury Record.

 

GERMOND, PETER

 

1948, March 6.re: A Fair Prospect.

 

GLEASON, EDGAR T. (Scoop)

 

1959, March 31.

 

GRUENING, ERNEST.

 

[1965, Dec. 4].

Physical Description: ALS.
 

HADDOCK, CONSTANCE M. (MRS. G. T.)

 

1969, February 23.

 

HAYDEN, HIRAM.

 

1948, March 19.

 

HOUGH, HENRY BEETLE

 

1969, December 17.

 

1970, August 24.

 

1971, Dec. 29

 

1972, June 3.

 

INGRAM, K. C.

 

1948, February 5.

 

KAYE, FRANK M.

 

1966, October 12.

Box 22, Folder 17

KELLER, HELEN

 

1960, August 23.

Physical Description: (photocopy)

Scope and Content Note

(with reply - Outgoing corresp.)
 

1960, May 12.

Physical Description: (photocopy)
 

See also: CORBALLY, WINIFRED.

 

KREHBIEL, EDWARD

 

1948, March 17.

 

LA GUARDIA, FIORELLO H. (Mayor of New York).

 

1941, December 29.re: article on La Gaurdia to be written by R.L.D.

 

LAMPSON, ROBIN

 

1968, May 5.

Box 22, Folder 17

LEAVITT, RAY (S. F. Press Club)

 

1968, April 5.

 

1968, April 12.

 

LILIENTHAL, DAVID E.

 

1959, May 25.

 

1965, Feb. 9.re: Adventure in Retirement

 

LOWRY, HELEN (sister)

 

1959, December 10.re: Robert Aura Smith.

Box 22, Folder 18

MANN, LUCY (MRS. WILLIAM M.)

 

---- October 22.

 

MASLIN, MARSH

 

---- May 24.

 

MERRIL, REV. CHARLES C.

 

1957, August 15.(with reply - Outgoing corresp.)

 

MERZ, CHARLES

 

1961, April 26.Memo.

 

1966, March 26.re: death of R.L.D.'s brother (William M.?]

 

MOULTON, ELLA SIBLEY (MRS. WILLARD A.)

 

1958, December 14.

 

OAKES, JOHN B.

 

n.d.Memo re: Pulitzer Prize

 

ORTON, LARRY M.

 

1963, Oct. 6.

Physical Description: TLS
 

PATTERSON, Wm. D.

 

1962, Oct. 9.

Physical Description: TLS
 

PRESCOTT, ORVILLE

 

1964, December 29.

 

PROFFITT, CHARLES G.

 

1963, Jan. 28.

Physical Description: TLS
 

RABINOWITZ, AARON

 

1970, Oct. 25

Physical Description: TLS
 

RICHEY, PAUL

 

1948, March 4.re: A Fair Prospect - copy enclosed with missing pages.

 

ROBINSON, BELLE D.

 

1958, November 29.

Box 22, Folder 19

SANDBURG, CARL

 

1935, February 19.re: ref. to Mark Sullivan as historian; re: Sandburg's actions in 1898 as U.S. volunteer in Puerto Rico engaged in driving out the Madrid government.

 

1943, July 15.re: R.L.D.'s Lincoln Poem entitled Feb. 12, 1863.with cvr.

 

1960, Dec. 7.re: R.L.D.'s The Tower of Jewels.

Physical Description: TLS
 

SHANNON, WILLIAM V.

 

1966, May 9.

 

STARK, [JEN], MRS. LOUIS

 

1957, December 15.

 

SULZBERGER, ARTHUR HAYS (Publisher, N.Y. Times)

 

1948, March 16.

 

1954, December 30.

 

1962, January 22.(reply to R.L.D.'s of Jan. 19, 1962 - Outgoing).

 

1962, Sept. 18.

Box 22, Folder 19

TOWNSEND, EARLE L.

 

1942, September 29.re: R.L.D.'s leaving the Westport Defense Training Unit.

 

TRAILL, J. E.

 

1958, Sept. 5.re: family history and Old John Duffus. With newsclip re: Williamstown Branch; business card; signature of J. W. Duffus, Burlington, Vt., April 14, 1886.

 

TRIGGS, A. B. (MRS. OSCAR LOVELL)

 

1948, February 18.

 

WOLFF, MARIAN

 

n.d.

Box 22, Folder 20

MISCELLANEOUS CORRESPONDENCE

 

HUBBARD, Mrs. William B. (Cousin Elizabeth) to Ursula.

 

1960, February 9.with note describing Cousin Elizabeth signed W.M.D. [Wm. M. Duffus?]

 

ROSS, Roland to Editor, N.Y. Times.

 

1937, August 2.re: article by R.L.D.

 

SULZBERGER, ARTHUR HAYS to Mr. Gilmore D. Clark

 

1960, January 4.re: editorial by R. L. D. - The Torch.

Box 22, Folder 21

LETTERS OF CONDOLENCE TO MRS. R. L. DUFFUS

 

Angell, Orson 1972, Dec. 5

 

Bliven, Bruce 1972, Nov. 30

 

Borland, Hal & Barbara 1972, Dec. 1

 

Brockway, George P. 1972, Nov. 30

 

Chase, Stuart & Marian [1972]

 

Chenery, William L. 1972, Dec. 6

 

Dodds, John W. 1972, Dec. 1

 

Gruening, Ernest 1972, Nov. 30

 

Hough, Henry Beetle 1972, Nov. 30

 

[Keyserling], Leon H. 1972, Dec. 12

 

Keyserling, Mary D[ublue] 1972, Dec. 4

 

McLeod, Rev. James W. 1972, Dec. 9 R.L.D. - In Appreciation with copy of N.Y. Times article by R.L.D.:I am an American.

 

Miller, Wm. F. 1972, Dec. 4(Vice Pres. & Provost- Stanford U.)

 

Oakes, John B. 1972, Dec. 9

 

Ogden, Wm. D. 1972, Nov, 30

 

O'Neill, Charles 1972, Nov. 30

 

O'Neill, Charles 1972, Dec. 13

 

Smith, Fletcher 1973, Jan. 26

 

Sterling, J.E. Wallace n.d.

 

Sulzberger, Iphigene Ochs 1972, Dec. 2

Scope and Content Note

(Mrs. Arthur Hayes)