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Collection Number: 11015

Collection Title: Miscellaneous General and Literary Manuscripts, 1864-1994

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Size 14 units (0.5 linear feet)
Abstract The collection includes single items, such as poems, short essays, and short stories. Included is an undated, handwritten, signed poem, "The Miser Mother" (36 lines) by Stephen Phillips, British poet and dramatist; an undated, handwritten poem, "The Discoverer" by William Bingham Tappan of Massachusetts, a poet, school teacher, preacher, and general agent of the American Sunday School Union in Boston, Philadelphia, and Cincinnati, who wrote the poem for John Bartholomew Gough, a reformed alcoholic and evangelistic temperance orator; undated sentences and phrases in the hand of Ralph Waldo Emerson on one small sheet, one side of which is labeled in the margin in pencil "Classes of Men"; "Los Proceres del Alto Llano" (10 pages), an essay, in Spanish, commenting on the Venezuelan independence movement, dated 27 October 1896, by Manuel Landaeta Rosales (1847-1920), Venezuelan writer and editor of El Tiempo, a Caracas newspaper; a receipt, in Italian, for an item purchased, dated Anno VI, 4 Nevoso, sent to Italian writer Ugo Foscolo of Milan, Italy; a letter, in Italian, dated 11 March 1909, from Buonanno[?] to a friend about the controversy over the friendship of Giocomo Leopardi and Antonio Ranieri; a review, dated 1907, of Bliss Perry's Walt Whitman, His Life and Work (1906) by Australian scholar, editor, essayist, and poet John Le Gay Brereton, with instructions to the printer and other remarks, including, on the last page, a note in Brereton's hand: "I don't know whether this is to be a signed article. If it is, please sign it WOLOMBIN"; 1882 reminiscences and analysis of his writing by T. S. Arthur of Baltimore and Philadelphia, who edited Arthur's Home Magazine, Children's Hour, and other journals and wrote didactic articles and books, including "Ten Nights in a Bar Room," as recorded by Edward F. Palen with whom Arthur lived in Philadelphia; We Must Recruit, 1948, a short, satirical musical play about a membership recruiting campaign in a communist labor union, by Viola Brothers Shore and Jeanne Manookian; handwritten copy of Sera este? a comic one-act play by playwright and editor of the journal La Espana Artistica Enrique Zumel of Madrid that was approved by the Madrid theater censor on 21 October 1864 and performed at Madrid's Theatro de Variedades on 22 October 1864; an 1882 poem, "A Psalm of Labor," by Joseph Senior of Sheffield, England, author of Smithy Rhymes and Stithy Chimes (1882) and a clipping from a contemporary Sheffield newspaper of a biographical note on Senior; a typed poem by May Sarton, called Dirge for W. B. Yeats, dated 1939; a typed poem, 1945, from James Thurber to Lorraine Governman, regarding an idea for a drawing; and papers, 1932-1994, including a forgery of the death warrant of Rebecca Nurse, with photocopy and the dust cover from the framed document, transcription, and subsequent correspondence explaining the provenance of the document and the evidence of forgery.
Language English, Italian, Spanish
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Restrictions to Access
No restrictions. Open for research.
Copyright Notice
Copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.
Preferred Citation
[Identification of item], in the Miscellaneous General and Literary Manuscripts #11015, Rare Book Literary and Historical Papers, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Unit 1, Unit 2: Purchased from Carnegie in June 1964. Unit 3: Transferred from the Rare Book Collection, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, in May 1969. Unit 4: Purchased from Soberbia in June 1969. Unit 5, Unit 6: Purchased from Polifilo in May 1970. Unit 7: Purchased from Peter Arnold, Antiquarian Bookseller, of Victoria, Australia, in March 1973. Unit 8: Purchased from Americanist of Potts, Penn., in January 1977. Unit 9: Purchased in April 1978. Unit 10, Unit 11: Transferred from the Acquisitions Department, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, in October 1982. Unit 12, Unit 13, Unit 14: Transferred from the Rare Book Collection, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, in May 1985, May 2003 (Acc. 99539), June 1999 (Acc. 98396).
Sensitive Materials Statement
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The collection includes single items, such as poems, short essays, and short stories. Included is an undated, handwritten, signed poem, "The Miser Mother" (36 lines) by Stephen Phillips, British poet and dramatist; an undated, handwritten poem, "The Discoverer" by William Bingham Tappan of Massachusetts, a poet, school teacher, preacher, and general agent of the American Sunday School Union in Boston, Philadelphia, and Cincinnati, who wrote the poem for John Bartholomew Gough, a reformed alcoholic and evangelistic temperance orator; undated sentences and phrases in the hand of Ralph Waldo Emerson on one small sheet, one side of which is labeled in the margin in pencil "Classes of Men"; "Los Proceres del Alto Llano" (10 pages), an essay, in Spanish, commenting on the Venezuelan independence movement, dated 27 October 1896, by Manuel Landaeta Rosales (1847-1920), Venezuelan writer and editor of El Tiempo, a Caracas newspaper; a receipt, in Italian, for an item purchased, dated Anno VI, 4 Nevoso, sent to Italian writer Ugo Foscolo of Milan, Italy; a letter, in Italian, dated 11 March 1909, from Buonanno[?] to a friend about the controversy over the friendship of Giocomo Leopardi and Antonio Ranieri; a review, dated 1907, of Bliss Perry's Walt Whitman, His Life and Work (1906) by Australian scholar, editor, essayist, and poet John Le Gay Brereton, with instructions to the printer and other remarks, including, on the last page, a note in Brereton's hand: "I don't know whether this is to be a signed article. If it is, please sign it WOLOMBIN"; 1882 reminiscences and analysis of his writing by T. S. Arthur of Baltimore and Philadelphia, who edited Arthur's Home Magazine, Children's Hour, and other journals and wrote didactic articles and books, including "Ten Nights in a Bar Room," as recorded by Edward F. Palen with whom Arthur lived in Philadelphia; We Must Recruit, 1948, a short, satirical musical play about a membership recruiting campaign in a communist labor union, by Viola Brothers Shore and Jeanne Manookian; handwritten copy of Sera este? a comic one-act play by playwright and editor of the journal La Espana Artistica Enrique Zumel of Madrid that was approved by the Madrid theater censor on 21 October 1864 and performed at Madrid's Theatro de Variedades on 22 October 1864; an 1882 poem, "A Psalm of Labor," by Joseph Senior of Sheffield, England, author of Smithy Rhymes and Stithy Chimes (1882) and a clipping from a contemporary Sheffield newspaper of a biographical note on Senior; a typed poem by May Sarton, called Dirge for W. B. Yeats, dated 1939; a typed poem, 1945, from James Thurber to Lorraine Governman, regarding an idea for a drawing; and papers, 1932-1994, including a forgery of the death warrant of Rebecca Nurse, with photocopy and the dust cover from the framed document, transcription, and subsequent correspondence explaining the provenance of the document and the evidence of forgery.

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14 units.

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Undated, handwritten, signed poem, "The Miser Mother" (36 lines) by Stephen Phillips, British poet and dramatist. #11015, Series: "Miscellaneous General and Literary Manuscripts, 1864-1994" 1

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Undated, handwritten poem, The Discoverer by William Bingham Tappan of Massachusetts. Tappan was a poet, school teacher, preacher, and general agent of the American Sunday School Union in Boston, Philadelphia, and Cincinnati. #11015, Series: "Miscellaneous General and Literary Manuscripts, 1864-1994" 2

The poem was written for John Bartholomew Gough, a reformed alcoholic and evangelistic temperance orator.

3

Undated, miscellaneous sentences and phrases in the hand of Ralph Waldo Emerson on one small sheet #11015, Series: "Miscellaneous General and Literary Manuscripts, 1864-1994" 3

One side is labeled in the margin in pencil "Classes of Men."

4

"Los Proceres del Alto Llano" (10 pages), an essay, dated 27 October 1896, by Manuel Landaeta Rosales (1847-1920), Venezuelan writer and editor of El Tiempo, a Caracas newspaper. #11015, Series: "Miscellaneous General and Literary Manuscripts, 1864-1994" 4

The essay comments on issues relating to the Venezuelan independence movement. In Spanish.

5

Undated receipt for an item purchased, dated Anno VI, 4 Nevoso, sent to Italian writer Ugo Foscolo of Milan, Italy. #11015, Series: "Miscellaneous General and Literary Manuscripts, 1864-1994" 5

In Italian.

6

Letter, 11 March 1909, from Buonanno[?] to a friend about the controversy over the friendship of Giocomo Leopardi and Antonio Ranieri. In Italian. #11015, Series: "Miscellaneous General and Literary Manuscripts, 1864-1994" 6

In Italian.

7

A 1907 review of Bliss Perry's Walt Whitman, His Life and Work (1906) by Australian scholar, editor, essayist, and poet John Le Gay Brereton. #11015, Series: "Miscellaneous General and Literary Manuscripts, 1864-1994" 7

Included are instructions to the printer and other remarks. On the last page, there is a note in Brereton's hand: "I don't know whether this is to be a signed article. If it is, please sign it WOLOMBIN."

8

Reminiscences and analysis of his writing, 1882, by T. S. Arthur as recorded by Edward F. Palen with whom Arthur lived in Philadelphia. #11015, Series: "Miscellaneous General and Literary Manuscripts, 1864-1994" 8

Timothy Shay Arthur of Baltimore and Philadelphia edited Arthur's Home Magazine, Children's Hour, and other journals, and wrote numerous didactic articles and books, including "Ten Nights In a Bar Room."

9

"We Must Recruit" by Viola Brothers Shore and Jeanne Manookian, 1948. #11015, Series: "Miscellaneous General and Literary Manuscripts, 1864-1994" 9

A short, satirical musical play about a membership recruiting campaign in a communist labor union.

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Handwritten copy of "Será este?" 1864, a comic one-act play by Enrique Zumel of Madrid. #11015, Series: "Miscellaneous General and Literary Manuscripts, 1864-1994" 10

The play was approved by the Madrid theater censor on 21 October 1864 and performed at Madrid's Teatro de Variedades on 22 October 1864. Zumel wrote many plays and edited the journal La España Artistica.

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1882 poem, "A Psalm of Labour," by Joseph Senior of Sheffield, England, author of Smithy Rhymes and Stithy Chimes (1882). #11015, Series: "Miscellaneous General and Literary Manuscripts, 1864-1994" 11

Also included is a clipping from a contemporary Sheffield newspaper of a biographical note on Senior.

12

Typed poem, 1939, by May Sarton called "Dirge for W. B. Yeats." #11015, Series: "Miscellaneous General and Literary Manuscripts, 1864-1994" 12

13

Typed letter, 1945, from James Thurber to Lorraine Governman, regarding an idea for a drawing. #11015, Series: "Miscellaneous General and Literary Manuscripts, 1864-1994" 13

14

Seven items, circa 1932, 1985, 1991, and 1994, including a forgery of the death warrant of Rebecca Nurse, with photocopy and the dust cover from the framed document, transcription, and subsequent correspondence explaining the provenance of the document and the evidence of forgery. (OP-11015) #11015, Series: "Miscellaneous General and Literary Manuscripts, 1864-1994" 14

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Processing Information

Processed by: Manuscripts Department Staff, March 2004

Encoded by: Roslyn Holdzkom, November 2006

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