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Akins-Jannay Collection and Addenda: Finding Aid
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Box 1

Manuscripts -- Akins, S. - Akins, Z. (Autograph-Papa). HM 71484-71489

 

Akins, Sarah Elizabeth. “Memoirs of Sarah Elizabeth Akins:” [later draft], carbon copy (MS., typewritten: 21 p.), ([1931-1941]). HM 71484

With a few autograph corrections. Fragile -- please handle carefully.
 

[Akins, Sarah Elizabeth]. [American Civil War film scenario?: scene outline, two early drafts], carbon copy (MS., typewritten: 88 p.), ([ca. 1935?]). HM 71485

With autograph corrections. Enclosed: scene outline (7 p.), early drafts (blue ink, 60 p., black ink, 21 p.); some of the pages are duplicates, both drafts are incomplete.
 

[Akins, Zoë, 1886-1958]. [Autograph notes for appraisal]?, A.MS. (2 p.), ([ca. 1932?]). HM 71486

 

Akins, Zoë, 1886-1958. “The Daughters of Mars:” [script for:] Ethel Barrymore Television Theater, mimeograph copy (MS., typewritten: 48 p.), ([ca. 1955?]). HM 71487

With a few autograph notes by Akins; with original paper covers, with the name Lewis Allen (the director). Also enclosed: carbon copy, typewritten early draft, incomplete (35 p.).
 

Akins, Zoë, 1886-1958. “Others Than Myself: Some Memories:” [autobiography: later draft:] cover page-chapter V, carbon copy (MS., typewritten: 124 p.), ([ca. 1953]). HM 71488 (1)

With autograph corrections.
 

Akins, Zoë, 1886-1958. “Others Than Myself: Some Memories:” [autobiography: later draft:] chapter VI-chapter XI, carbon copy (MS., typewritten: 124 p.), ([ca. 1953]). HM 71488 (2)

With autograph corrections.
 

Akins, Zoë, 1886-1958. “Papa:” [play: script: later draft:] MS. (typewritten: 54 p.), ([ca. 1919?]). HM 71489

Box 2

Manuscripts -- Akins, Z. (Plans-Woman) - Prewitt, M. HM 71490-71497

 

Akins, Zoë, 1886-1958. “Plans for Tomorrow:” [play: script: later alternative draft], carbon copy (MS., typewritten: 123 p.), ([ca. 1950?]). HM 71490

With autograph corrections & additions; with original paper cover.
 

Akins, Zoë, 1886-1958. “The Singing Swans:” play: [script: early alternative draft], carbon copy (MS., typewritten: 107 p.), ([ca. 1950?]). HM 71491

With autograph corrections.
 

[Akins, Zoë, 1886-1958]? “War Planes of Germany…” and “Word List,” MS. (typewritten: 2 p.), ([ca. 1930?]). HM 71492

Note: pages are numbered 17 & 18; slightly stained.
 

[Akins, Zoë, 1886-1958]. “Women ----? I Hate Them:” [essay], carbon copy (MS., typewritten: 3 p.), ([ca. 1920?]). HM 71493

Fragile -- please handle carefully. With a duplicate page Three, signed by Marie Prewitt, Akins’ sister.
 

Fidelity Appraisal Co. Appraisal for 2041 Brigden Road, Altadena, Calif.: prepared for Miss Zoë Akins, bound volume (MS., typewritten: 90 p.), (1932, Apr. 27) [Los Angeles (Calif.)]. HM 71494

Some pages heavily annotated by Zoë Akins and others.
 

Metcalf, Laurie, 1955-. “Forever Young:” [essay], MS. (typewritten: 3 p.), (1972). HM 71495

Note: stained.
 

[Mielech, Ronald A.] [The Plays of Zoë Akins Rumbold: dissertation:] pages 24-41 only, phot. copy (MS., typewritten: 18 p.), ([1974]). HM 71496

Note: this dissertation is part of the Addenda material and cataloged as HM 80301 (1-4).
 

[Prewitt, Marie]. “Papa and Four:” [short story: various drafts], A.MS. and MS. (typewritten: 32 p.), ([1950-1953?]). HM 71497

Box 3

Manuscripts, Correspondence, Photograph Album, Drawings & Ephemera -- HM 71498-71509

 

[Prewitt, Thomas]? “The Chief Retires…:” [short story?], MS. (typewritten: 19 p.), ([1935?]). HM 71498

Incomplete. With extensive water and insect damage, with some loss of text; pages very fragile -- please handle carefully.
 

[Prewitt, Thomas]? “In the meantime Tony had put Peter in an old Ford…:” [short story?], carbon copy (MS., typewritten: 1 p.), ([1935?]). HM 71499

Incomplete.
 

Prewitt, Thomas. “Unrecorded Notoriety:” [novel: later draft], carbon copy (MS., typewritten: 37 p.), ([1935]). HM 71500

Incomplete; with autograph corrections by Zoë Akins (in pencil). With extensive water damage, with some loss of text; pages very fragile -- please handle carefully and do not remove from mylar.
 

Robinson, Dorothy. “The Lingerie Ball:” [poem], carbon copy (MS., typewritten: 1 p.), ([ca. 1940?]), Louisville (Ky.). HM 71501

Note: stained.
 

Guggenheimer, Untermyer & Goodrich. 1 letter to James Duff Akins, 1908-, L.S. (typewritten: 1 p.), (1961, June 21), Washington (D.C.). HM 71502

Signed by: Herbert A. Fierst. With extensive water damage, with some loss of text; pages very fragile -- please handle carefully and do not remove from mylar.
 

Guggenheimer, Untermyer & Goodrich. 2 letters to Hastings & Lasker, (1961), Washington (D.C.). HM 71503-71504

Addressed to: Ross R. Hastings; signed by: Herbert A. Fierst. With extensive water damage, with some loss of text; pages very fragile -- please handle carefully and do not remove from mylar.
 

-----, Dorothea. 1 letter to Thomas Prewitt, L.S. (typewritten: 1 p.), ([ca. 1943?]), [Calif.]. HM 71505

 

-----, John. 1 letter to Thomas Prewitt, L.S. (typewritten: 2 p.), (1941, Apr. 17), Los Angeles (Calif.). HM 71506

With autograph postscript.
 

-----. Family Photograph Album: with photos of Fred Maginty, Zoë K. Maginty, Zoë M. Maginty, Kathryn Maginty, Theron Mars, Mary E. Mars, John Mars and Libby Mars, album with wood covers, (12 p.), ([ca. 1945?, Dec.]). HM 71507

Pages are very brittle and coming loose -- please handle carefully; pages are the end of the album are blank. Cataloger’s Note: Zoë K. Maginty and Mary E. Mars were the nieces of Zoë Akins. Hyde. “Six gentlemen and I arrived,” 1 color pencil drawing, ([1933]). HM 71508. Note: stained and slightly damaged.
 

Hyde. “I met a young blond actress named Katherine,” 1 color pencil drawing, ([1933]). HM 71509

Note: stained.
 

-----. Ephemera: Lists of Manuscripts and Correspondence in the Zoë Akins Collection: photostats & photocopy, 3 pieces, (1958-1968). Box 3(13). Cataloger’s Note: please consult the Zoë Akins Papers Finding Aid for more information about this material.

 

-----. Ephemera: Bank statement, bridge score pad, printed pamphlets, 4 pieces, ([1950?]- 1992). Box 3(14).

Box 4

Manuscripts, Photograph & Ephemera -- HM 80300-80302

 

Akins, Zoë, 1886-1958. “Dinner Party:” teleplay: [revised script], mimeograph copy (MS., typewritten: 34 p.), (1952, Mar. 18). HM 80300

With original paper covers.
 

Mielech, Ronald A. “The Plays of Zoë Akins Rumbold:” dissertation: Title page - Chap. One, mimeograph copy (MS., typewritten: 88 p.), (1974). HM 80301(1)

Note: incomplete, missing pages 24-41; these missing pages were part of the original collection and are cataloged as HM 71496.
 

Mielech, Ronald A. “The Plays of Zoë Akins Rumbold:” dissertation: Chap. Two, mimeograph copy (MS., typewritten: 71 p.), (1974). HM 80301(2)

 

Mielech, Ronald A. “The Plays of Zoë Akins Rumbold:” dissertation: Chap. Three, mimeograph copy (MS., typewritten: 73 p.), (1974). HM 80301(3)

 

Mielech, Ronald A. “The Plays of Zoë Akins Rumbold:” dissertation: Chap. Four - Sources Consulted, mimeograph copy (MS., typewritten: 78 p.), (1974). HM 80301(4)

 

Murrell. Zoë Akins, 1886-1958, 1 B&W photograph, ([ca. 1935]?). HM 80302

 

-----. Ephemera: Akins, Zoë, 1886-1958. “The Little Miracle:” A Play in One Act: [printed article from Ladies’ Home Journal], 4 pages, (1936, Apr.). Box 4(7). Note: incomplete; very fragile -- please handle carefully.

 

-----. Ephemera: “Zoë Akins:” The Revealing Eye: Personalities of the 1920s: Atheneum: [printed article & photo], 2 pieces (glued together), (1967), New York (N.Y.). Box 4(8). Also enclosed: A.N. on a post-it with title information.

Box 5

Printed Material & Addenda: Ephemera, Reel-to-Reel Tapes, Printed Books

Folder 1

Akins, Zoë, 1886-1958. Interpretations (poems), ([ca. 1912]).

Inscribed by Akins to Ray Prewitt, her brother-in-law. Very fragile -- loose pages, handle carefully.
Folder 2

Akins, Zoë, 1886-1958. The Old Maid (play), ([ca. 1951]).

Note: heavy water damage -- please handle carefully.
 

Addenda

Folder 3

Reel-to-Reel Tape. [Interview with Zoë Akins: Scott Fitzgerald - 1st Take]?, ([before 1958]).

With a few autograph notes by Akins.
Folder 4

Reel-to-Reel Tape. [Interview with Zoë Akins: Scott Fitzgerald - 1st half / Orrick Johns - 2nd half]?, ([before 1958]).

With a few autograph notes by Akins.
Folder 5

Reel-to-Reel Tape. [Interview with Zoë Akins: Orrick Johns]?, ([before 1958]).

With a few autograph notes by Akins.
Folder 6

Akins, Zoë, 1886-1958. “Cake Upon the Waters:” sample copy, ([ca. 1919]).

Pages are blank, with a few pencilled lists and drawings by Akins.
Folder 7

Cabell, James Branch. Chivalry (New York and London: Harper & Brothers Publishers, 1909).

With Zoë Akins’ bookplate: “Ex Libris / Zoë Rumbold.”
Folder 8

Carstairs, Carroll. A Generation Missing (London: William Heinemann Ltd., 1930).

With inscription and signature by Carroll Carstairs: New York, January 7, 1935. Also: dust jacket in very poor condition; removed and placed in mylar.
Folder 9

Housman, A. E. Last Poems (New York: Henry Holt and Company, 1937).

With dust jacket. Signed by Zoë Akins as “Z A Rumbold.”
Box 6

Addenda: Printed Books

Folder 1

Kipling, Rudyard. Poems, Ballads (New York and Boston: H. M. Caldwell Company, 1899).

With inscription and signature by John N. Edwards: Christmas 1907.
Folder 2

Lepper, John Heron (trans.). The Complete Poems of François Villon (New York: Boni and Liveright, 1924).

With dust jacket. With inscription and signature by Thomas Robert Smith.
Folder 3

Mann, Thomas. The Magic Mountain (New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1928).

With Zoë Akins’ bookplate: “Ex Libris / Zoë Rumbold.”
Folder 4

O’Hara, John Myers. Embers (Portland, Maine: Smith & Sale, 1921).

Note: pages uncut. With inscription and signature by John Myers O’Hara: May 7, 1921.
Folder 5

O’Neil, George. Special Hunger: The Tragedy of Keats (New York: Horace Liveright, Inc., 1931).

With dust jacket, damaged. With Zoë Akins’ bookplate: “Ex Libris / Zoë Rumbold.” With inscription and signature by “Gige.”
Folder 6

Penzer, N. M. (ed.) Selected Papers on Anthropology, Travel & Exploration by Sir Richard Burton, K.C.M.G. (London: A. M. Philpot Ltd., 1924).

With Zoë Akins’ bookplate: “Ex Libris / Zoë Rumbold.”
Folder 7

Wagnalls, Mabel. The Mad-Song (New York and London: Funk & Wagnalls Company, 1926).

With Zoë Akins’ bookplate: “Ex Libris / Zoë Rumbold.”