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LIT. Literary Manuscripts

 Record Group
Identifier: LIT
Includes collections that document the work of authors and publishers, including rare works, personal papers, drafts, and correspondence, as well as illustrative examples of literary genres or text technologies.

Found in 109 Collections and/or Records:

Fairbanks Collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 0-104
Scope and Contents Personal, business and family correspondence, books, business records (account books), and writing materials of George R. Fairbanks. This collection contains 1473 original material items, as well as 567 items which are copies of original materials. The collection contains biographical sketches of George Rainsford Fairbanks and his family history, his will, papers about personal matters, the Civil War, St. Augustine before and during the war, sale of slaves, photographs of Fairbanks, Charles Locke Beard, Charles Massey, and sketches of places such as a church in Palatka, Florida. There is a great deal of Civil War correspondence, including persons such as Senator David Levy Yulee and...
Dates: Created: 1817-1942; Other: Date acquired: 01/01/1966

Florida Fish and Fishing Galley Proof and Manuscript

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 0-325
Scope and Contents

Galley proof of Phil Francis's Florida Fish and Fishing, New York, Macmillan 1955. SH483 .F7

Dates: Majority of material found in 1955

Francois Bucher Papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 2015-010
Scope and Contents Professional and personal papers of Francois Bucher (1927-1999), professor of Art History (1978-1996), including correspondence, instructional materials, artwork, research materials, and scholarly works. Significant correspondents include William S. Burroughs, Brion Gysin, Paul Sharits, and Kurt Vonnegut. The collection includes works by Sinclair Beiles, Bucher and Burroughs. Subjects include Bucher's academic career at University of Minnesota, Yale University, Brown University, State University of New York-Binghamton, and Florida State University; Junction B and the Nautilus Foundation in Lloyd, Florida; and Bucher's novel Ein Strahlendes End (...
Dates: Created: 1300, 1565, 1880-1996; Other: Date acquired: 00/00/2014

Frank Norris manuscript leaf from McTeague

 Collection — Box 153
Identifier: MSS 0-340
Scope and Contents

Manuscript leaf from Frank Norris's McTeague, Argonaut Manuscript Edition of the Works of Frank Norris, page 176.

Dates: 1899

George Alexander Lensen Author Manuscripts

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 90-7
Scope and Contents

Collection contains 5 manuscripts from Dr. Lensen written between 1959 and 1967. All deal with Dr. Lensen's area of study in Japanese and Russian history and relations.

Dates: Created: 1959-1967; Other: Date acquired: 00/00/1967

George Fraser Black Papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 82-2
Scope and Contents

Bibliographies, correspondence, research notes, clippings, manuscripts, and publications documenting Dr. George Fraser Black's research on Scottish history and genealogy, witchcraft, and other subjects.

Dates: Created: 1737-1962; Other: Date acquired: 06/01/1982

George Harper Papers

 Collection — Box 1414: Series Series 1; Series Series 2; Series Series 3; Series Series 4; Series Series 5; Series Series 6
Identifier: MSS 1991-003
Scope and Contents

The papers of George Harper include articles, catalogs, correspondence, manuscripts, College English Association conference programs, and publications. The majority of the papers, and escpecially the correspondence, cover a large period of time from the 1870s to the late 1960s. The 38 books donated by George Harper with this collection have been cataloged and information about them may be accessed through the Florida State University Libraries online catalog.

Dates: Created: 1872-1980

George Milton Collection on the Bloomsbury Group

 Collection — Oversize Box1
Identifier: MSS 83-4
Scope and Contents This collection consists of portrait paintings, books, and a variety of papers by and about the Bloomsbury Group and individuals associated with Bloomsbury.According to George Milton, the donor, "These portraits are strictly personal impressions, gleaned from a study of letters, memoirs, autobiographies, biographies, as well as photographs, several trips were made to England, in order to visit residences, and places frequented by many of the subjects."Subjects and persons significant to this collection include: Bloomsbury maps, exhibits, Ottoline Morrell, Virginia Woolf portrait and diary, Leonard Woolf, Lytton Strachey, Queen Victoria, Florence Nightingale, Queen...
Dates: Created: 1882-1979; Other: Date acquired: 06/01/1983

George Parker Winship letters

 Collection — Box 158
Identifier: MSS 0-265
Scope and Contents

This collection consists of four letters, in manuscript, dated 1901, to George P. Winship of Providence, Rhode Island, or with reference to his works, from The Nation, New York, The Macillan Company, New York, The American Historical Review, Ann Arbor, Michigan, and Henry Stevens, Son & Stiles, London England.

Dates: Other: Majority of material found in 1901

Gloria Jahoda Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 0-332
Scope and Contents

Includes background research, manuscripts, correspondence, photographs, newspaper articles, and other publications documenting the personal life and professional career of author and Florida historian Gloria Jahoda. Significant topics include genealogy, ecology, northwest Florida, publishing rights, classical music, WFSU-FM radio programs, the Muscogee Creek Nation, and Jahoda’s book The Road to Samarkand, a biography of English composer Frederick Delius.

Includes materials previously described as MSS 79-2, MSS 80-3, MSS 83-2, MSS 83-2, MSS 84-01, and MSS 2004-007.

Dates: Created: 1864-1980; Created: Majority of material found in 1958-1980; Other: Date acquired: 03/01/1968

Gramling Civil War Diary

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 1971-129
Scope and Contents The two items in this collection are a copy of a typescript made by Clifton Paisley from the original holograph diary and a biographical sketch of the author of the diary, Wilbur W. Gramling. The original of the diary, which the donor described as being in "small handwriting and some of it is illegible because the ink has badly faded," was found among the belongings of the late Owen Irvin Gramling Sr. of Tallahassee, founder of O. I. Gramling and Company and nephew of the author. The original has subsequently come into the possession of O. I. Gramling Jr. of Tallahassee. Wilbur Gramling joined Company K of the 5th Florida Infantry Regiment, which eventually became part of a small...
Dates: Created: 1864-1865; Other: Date acquired: 05/01/1971

Gwen P. and Allan C. Reichert Beatrix Potter Collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 2011-0120
Scope and Contents

Commercial items based on works by Beatrix Potter, including Peter Rabbit.

Note to researchers: This collection is in process, and portions remain unavailable to researchers at this time. Please contact FSU Libraries Special Collections & Archives for more information.

Dates: Other: Date acquired: 01/01/2011

Haller Diaries

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 1971-001
Scope and Contents

The Haller Diaries consist of personal entries of both Morris and Verona Haller, who write about their daily activities from 1959 through 1971 in both Ohio and Tallahassee, Florida. The diaries contain some enclosures of letters, poems, clippings, and registers of letters written by the Hallers. Also known as MSS 1-01.

Dates: Created: 1959-1971

Hampton Dunn Papers

 Collection — Box 1208
Identifier: MSS 96-1
Scope and Contents

This collection consists of an advance set of unbound sheets, including dust jacket, of Yesterday's Tallahassee, by Hampton Dunn. They are accompanied by a letter from Ernest A. Seeman, President of E. A. Seemann Publishing, Inc., of Miami, Florida, to Malcolm B. Johnson, Editor of the Tallahassee Democrat.

Dates: Other: Majority of material found in 1974

Handwritten Poem by John Henry Eaton

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 2011-0616
Dates: Created: May 1834; Other: Date acquired: 03/17/2011

Harry Whittington manuscripts

 Collection — Box 323
Identifier: MSS 0-313
Scope and Contents

Three typrescript drafts of books by H. Whittington: 'Trouble Rides Tall' (1958), 'Play for Keeps' (1957), and 'Strangers on Friday' (1959).

Dates: 1957-1959; Other: Date acquired: 01/06/1961

Helen Gere Cruickshank manuscript of John and William Bartram's America

 Collection — Box 308
Identifier: MSS 0-318
Scope and Contents

Manuscript of John and William Bartram's America. Also portfolio of photostats used for research while writing the book. Helen Cruickshank edited and wrote the introduction for the book's 1957 edition.

Dates: 1957

Henry C. Bunner Scrapbook

 Collection — Box 1
Identifier: MSS 2017-004
Scope and Contents

Scrap album pages containing newspaper and magazine clippings, original sketches and art, cyanotype photograph prints, correspondence, short essays, and other printed matter related to Henry C. Bunner, Puck magazine, and other topics.

Dates: Created: 1878-1888; Other: Date acquired: 00/00/1982

Herbert Spencer Zim papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 78-50
Scope and Contents

This collection is comprised of materials related to the works of Herbert Spencer Zim. Books covered include Armored animals; Botany; Commercial fishing; Crabs; Golden hamsters; Hoists, cranes and derricks; Israel and the Holy Land; North American Indian arts; Sea stars and their kin; Telephone systems; What's inside of me; What's inside of plants; and Your heart and how it works. Other persons or subjects significant to the collection include: Rene Martin, Herschel Wartik, Alexander Drozynski, Andre Hunter Whiteford, and basketry.

Collection includes MSS 78-51

Dates: 1955-1971

Ida Carrie Seale scrapbooks

 Collection — Box 341: Series Series 2
Identifier: MSS 0-218
Scope and Contents This collection consists of four scrapbooks by Ida Carrie Seale which contain handwritten, typed, printed, and mimeographed items on a variety of subjects.Scrapbook 1, dated 1895-1962, contains materials about art, poetry, writing, and general education. Scrapbook 2, dated 1917-1949, is similar to scrapbook 1. Scrapbook 3, dated 1920-1959, is labeled "Health," and contains materials on physical culture, nursing, welfare, mental therapy, and other medical subjects. Scrapbook 4, dated 1955-1965, is labeled "A Bit of History of the Veterans Hospital Center, Bay Pines, Florida, 1955 to 1965." This consists of programs, picture post cards, snapshots,...
Dates: 1895-1965; Other: Date acquired: 1963

J. Frank Dame, Guidance and Business Education manuscript

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 0-320
Scope and Contents

Galley proofs of Guidance and Business Education / John F. Dame and Albert R. Brinkman, 2nd edition. Published: Cincinnati: South-Western Pub. Co., 1954.

Dates: Other: Majority of material found in 1954

James Branch Cabell Collection

 Collection — Box 140
Identifier: MSS 1963-043
Scope and Contents This collection is comprised of materials by and about the Virginia author, James Branch Cabell. The first item in the collection is a set of original typed (with one set of copies) letters by Cabell to Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings (1940-1953). The copies were typed from original letters in the University of Florida Special Collections. The second item in the collection is a typed copy of a cumulative index to the Storisende Edition of Cabell's works (McBride, NY, 1930, 18v). The index was prepared by John M. Campbell, Jr. of Paris, France, and includes a notation: "No other index exists, either in individual volumes or for the works as a whole, and the information contained...
Dates: Created: 1930-1945

James Gould Cozzens Papers

 Collection — Box 141
Identifier: MSS 0-80
Scope and Contents

This collection contains two letters by James Gould Cozzens to Mr. Emmett B. Peter, Jr., concerning criticisms of some of his writing, as well as a copy of one letter, undated, by Mr. Emmett B. Peter, Jr., to Cozzens, and a "draft of article of which Cozzens reffered in his letter. Not yet published (4/2/63)." The two letters written by Cozzens to Mr. Emmett B. Peter, Jr., should be most helpful to any person writing for the public.

Dates: Other: Majority of material found in 1963; Other: Date acquired: 01/28/1964

Janet Burroway Papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 2003-022
Abstract

The Janet Burroway Papers contains her class materials, manuscripts of plays and short stories, book reviews, articles, student writings, and writings by others

Dates: Created: 1985-1999

Jean Giono Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 0-126
Scope and Contents Publications, translations, photographs, and correspondence created and collected by Katherine Allen Clarke, documenting her research on French author and poet Jean Giono, including: translations by Clarke of selected Giono works; a 120 page interview of Giono by Clarke; 3 letters by Giono to Clarke, in French; 1 telegram to "Mlle. Clarke"; a poem; 40 post cards with views of France; 67 Kodak pictures of Giono, his family, his friends and his home town of Manosque, and the wedding of Sylvie Giono and Gerard Durbet. Subjects include Haute-Provence, University at Grenoble, Rodolphe Bresdin, and Pour Saluer...
Dates: Created: 1924-1962; Other: Date acquired: 02/20/1970

Jeannette Hodges 'Back Country' manuscript

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 0-329
Scope and Contents

Draft Manuscript of Back Country, published New York, Pageant Press [c1958]

Dates: Created: 1958

Jewell Family papers

 Collection — Oversize Documents
Identifier: MSS 82-4
Scope and Contents Correspondence, diaries and writings about the Jewell family, as compiled by Lucy M. Johnson. Subjects and persons significant to this collection include: Lyman L. Jewell, Mary Moores Jewell, Gladys Bebe, Robert Conover, Helen Jochmauw, Clabe W. Johnson, Lucy Johnson, M. H. De Young Memorial Museum, quilts, Ashley Montague, Unitarian Fellowship of San Diego, poetry, California farms, California taxation, San Francisco, California politics, San Francisco Anti-Ferry Franchise Purchase League, Pacific Cooperative League, Berkeley Democratic Club, Oakland Cooperative Buyers Club, California elections, Margaret Harrison, Russia, Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University,...
Dates: Created: 1870-1972

John Brown Letter

 Collection — Thomas Percy Collection
Identifier: MSS 1990-011
Scope and Contents

Letter from "J. Brown" written at Newcastle, to the Reverend Mr. Percy, August 17, 1769.

Dates: Other: August 17, 1769

John MacKay Shaw Collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 2008-006
Abstract

The John MacKay Shaw Collection consists of the Childhood in Poetry Collection and other materials he collected that relate to the six themes that are evident throughout the Collection: bibliography, biography, children, collecting, publishing, and writing. These other materials include articles, audiovisual materials, biographical materials, catalogs, correspondence, literary materials, notes, photographs, programs, and publications documenting his personal, business, and collecting activities.

Dates: Created: 1737-2007

Katherine Wallick Ikebana Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 2008-020
Scope and Contents

26 items, including books, serials, and manuscripts about Ikebana,the art of Japanese floral arrangement. The manuscripts include 3 flower arrangement note books kept by Katherine Wallick at various workshops from 1970-1972 and a yearbook of the Virginia Peninsula Chapter of Ikebana International from 1972-1973. The serials include 27 issues of the Ikebana International magazine.

Dates: Created: 1955-1984; Other: Date acquired: 04/26/0006