Organization and Arrangement
Title: The Claremont Colleges Special Collections Autograph and Manuscript Collection
Dates: 1501-1993 and undated
Collection number: H.Mss.1045
Arnold, Matthew, 1822-1888; Burton, Isabel, Lady, 1831-1896; Cartwright, John, 1740-1824; Clemens, Samuel Langhorne, 1835-1910;
Dickens, Charles, 1812-1870; Einstein, Albert, 1879-1955; Gosse, Edmund, 1849-1928; Hale, Edward Everett, 1822-1909; Hardy,
Thomas, 1840-1928; Hoover, Herbert, 1874-1964; Lang, Andrew, 1844-1912; Lawrence, A. W. (Arnold Walter), 1900-; Lawrence-Archer,
J. H. (James Henry), 1823-1889; Millikan, Robert Andrews, 1868-1953; Talbot, Clare Ryan
5.4 Linear Feet
(1 document box, 4 flat boxes, and 1 oversized flat box)
Claremont Colleges. Library. Special Collections, Honnold/Mudd Library. Claremont, CA 91711
Abstract: The Claremont Colleges Special Collections Autograph and Manuscript Collection collection was formed by Special Collections
of The Claremont Colleges Library to house its various singular manuscript materials created by authors, politicians, and
scientists, and other notable figures. The collection includes handwritten letters, typescripts, certificates, photographs,
and ephemera. The materials within this collection range widely in creation date and subject, from an illuminated manuscript
leaf from approximately the 16th century, to a check to Eleanor Roosevelt from the Griffith Park Democratic Women, letters
from Samuel Clemens (Mark Twain), and Yoshiko Tanabe’s letter from a Japanese internment camp in the 1940s.
Physical Location: Please consult repository.
Language of Material: Languages represented in the collection: English, Spanish, Japanese, and Latin.
Collection open for research.
All requests for permission to reproduce or to publish must be submitted in writing to Special Collections.
[Identification of item], The Claremont Colleges Special Collections Autograph and Manuscript Collection (H.Mss.1045). Special
Collections, The Claremont Colleges Library, Claremont, California.
Provenance / Immediate Source of Acquisition
Acquired through donations and purchases.
Additions to the collection are anticipated.
Data entry by Patricia Fouts (2014), data expanded by Tanya Kato (2016), and Sara Chetney (2017). Items in this collection
were primarily processed at the item level. Items are foldered and housed in acid free boxes. The folders are labeled with
“HM” numbers representing “Honnold Manuscript” and numeration is continuous throughout the boxes.
Titles are arranged in alphabetical order.
Biographical / Historical
This is an artificial collection created by Special Collections of The Claremont Colleges Library to contain manuscript materials
relating to and created by notable authors, politicians, scientists, and historical figures. The collection includes letters,
typescripts, certificates, photographs, and ephemera. These manuscripts were found laid in books housed in Special Collections,
donated by professors and friends of the Claremont Colleges, or purchased.
Scope and Contents
This collection contains manuscripts by various historical figures and lesser known writers. Items range from an illuminated
manuscript leaf from approximately the 16th century, to a check to Eleanor Roosevelt from the Griffith Park Democratic Women,
to Yoshiko Tanabe’s letter from a Japanese internment camp in the 1940s. Materials are primarily written in English, with
Latin and Japanese texts. Correspondence from literary figures such as English poet Matthew Arnold, nature writer Mary Austin,
novelist Pearl S. Buck, and American food writer M. F. K. (Mary Frances Kennedy) Fisher are a part of this collection. Some
notable figures in the collection include United States Presidents John Quincy Adams, Abraham Lincoln, Theodore Roosevelt,
and George Washington, as well as correspondence by scientists Albert Einstein and Louis Pasteur. There are letters by French
businessman, artist, and traveler Jean Beraud-Villars, Pomona College graduate and administrator Robert J. Bernard, landscape
gardener and landscape architect Beatrix Farrand, and American cartoonist Gluyas Williams. Also included in this collection
are the William R. Stokes Civil War papers which are comprised of certificates of commission, army pension documents, E. H.
Gelston and Company correspondence, attorney Allan Rutherford correspondence, National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers
correspondence, and personal papers.
Arnold, Matthew. "My dear Bryant," undated. SEE CARD FILE
Arnold, Matthew. "My dear Cowie," 1868 November 21. SEE CARD FILE
Arnold, Matthew. "Dear Sir" (Frederich Langbridge, Esquire)," 1882 February 8. SEE CARD FILE
Organization and Arrangement
Materials are arranged alphabetically at an item level. For search and reference purposes, the items are arranged into artificial
The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library’s online public access catalog.
Association of Independent California Colleges and Universities
Congresses and conventions
Money -- Confederate States of America
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865