University of Texas at Austin - Harry Ransom Center
This series consists of the central editorial files of the Alfred A. Knopf, Inc. Company. It contains the correspondence for the day-to-day operations of the firm, including letters from foreign publishers seeking publication and translation rights, contacts with young writers, inquiries from aspiring authors, correspondence on legal matters such as copyright, letters from literary agents, and requests for information about writers. The General Correspondence series also contains correspondence between editors and Knopf authors, many files of which follow the creation of a book from the original idea to its final publication. Taken as a whole, this series offers a comprehensive overview of the activities of the editorial offices
University of Texas at Austin - Harry Ransom Center
Chris Castor (1895-6-?) was a British stage, television, and radio actress, and the first wife of Shakespearean actor Sir Donald Wolfit. The Chris Castor Papers (1876-2004) encompass an assortment of materials from artworks to music manuscripts, correspondence, clippings, photographs, programs, and scrapbooks. The papers are arranged in series that reflect the broad variety of creators and collectors of material within the papers as a whole
University of Texas at Austin - Harry Ransom Center
The Hesketh Pearson Papers document the career and personal life of the biographer and author of short stories, dramatic works, and travel books through correspondence, manuscripts, proofs, photographs, clippings, diaries, and notebooks. The papers were formerly in the possession of biographer Michael Holroyd, who served as Pearson's literary executor and, after the death of Pearson's widow Joyce in 1975, his heir; consequently the collection also includes papers and correspondence generated by Holroyd in these capacities. The papers are arranged in five series: Series I. Works, 1894-1982 (8 boxes); Series II. Correspondence, 1910-1963 (2 boxes); Series III. Personal, 1789-1959 (7 folders); Series IV. Joyce Pearson, 1964-1975 (2 folders); and Series V. Michael Holroyd, 1926-2001 (21 folders). The Pearson papers throw light on the working processes of a biographer: how subjects are chosen or abandoned, where and how biographical information is sought, negotiations with publishers, and ... Read More
University of Texas at Austin - Harry Ransom Center
The Sarah Bernhardt Collection contains theatrical production photographs, personal photographs, publicity stills, postcards, theater programs and playbills, clippings, and a scrapbook. Also present are several prints, caricatures, advertisements, and artistic sketches of Bernhardt
University of Texas at Austin - Harry Ransom Center
The Denton Welch papers comprise manuscripts, correspondence, personal documents, and biographical materials
University of Texas at Austin - Harry Ransom Center
Manuscripts and correspondence make up equal halves of the Lytton Strachey Collection, 1885-1957
The Mariners' Museum Library
A newspaper clipping, a photograph and a postcard pertaining to the three-masted schooner Irma Bentley, all circa 1908
The Mariners' Museum Library
This collection relates to Henry X. Wright's naval career between 1859 and 1864. It contains mostly military orders, a couple of letters of recommendation, travel invoices and vouchers, two passports, and a page of engineering sketches. The collection begins with Wright as a 3rd Assistant Engineer on the USS Fulton in 1859. In May 1861 he resigned the United States Navy and joined the Confederate States Navy. The bulk of the papers document his advancement from 3rd Assistant Engineer to Chief Engineer in the Confederate States Navy. Other relevant papers include engineering reports he wrote on various Confederate vessels in 1862. Among the post-war documents are two passports for issued to him in 1866 and 1874 and forms soliciting information on naval veterans from the Navy Department, United Confederate Veterans c. 1924