Elizabeth Whitcomb Houghton Collection, 1897-1939

Letters and manuscripts  collected by a bibliophile from Nashotah, Wisconsin (d. 1950). The 30 American and English authors represented include Lascelles Abercrombie, Rupert Brooke, Walter De La Mare, Wilfrid Wilson Gibson, A.E. Housman, Joyce Kilmer, T.E. Lawrence, Sir Edward Howard Marsh, Edna St. Vincent Millay, and Siegfried Sassoon. Many of the letters were written to John Drinkwater.

Box Folder Folder Title
1 1-2 Abercrombie, Lascelles, Letters to John Drinkwater, 1910-1931
1 - Brooke, Rupert
1 3
Letters from and concerning Brooke to Maurice and Ellen Browne, 1914-1915
1 4
Letter to Clement C. Cotterill, 6 August 1908
1 5
Letters to Erica Cotterill, 1904-1911
1 6
Letters to John Drinkwater, 1912-1915
1 7
Letters to E.A. Jones, 1914
1 8
Letter and Postcard to Harold Munro, 1911-1912 
1 9
Letter to his Mother, 1914
1 10
Letters to Albert Rothenstein, ca.1913

 

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Box Folder Folder Title
1 - Brooke, Rupert (continued)
1 11
Letter to Edward Shanks, 1913
1 12
Postcards to Jack C. Squire, 1911, undated
1 13
Letters to Edward Thomas, 1910, undated.
1 14
"Sonnet Reversed," Poem written on a postcard sent to F. M. and F. C. Cornford, 1911
1 15
"All Suddenly the Wind Comes Soft," Poem [set to music by Alan Burr], 1925
1 16
"The Bastille," Poem, 1905
1 17
The Cambridge Magazine, 23 and 30 November 1912
1 18
Clippings on his Death, 1915
1 19
"Lithuania," Typescript of the Play, 1915

 

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Box Folder Folder Title
2 - Brooke, Rupert (continued)
2 1
Minute Book of the Fabian Society, 1906-1913
2 2
Photographs, 1913, undated
2 3
Poems, Marked Proof Sheets, 1911
2 4
"The Pyramids, Poem, 1904
2 5
Smith’s Latin-English Dictionary (one of Brooke’s textbooks)
2 6
"Success," Poem Handwritten in Pencil, undated
3 1-2 Gibson, Wilfrid Wilson, Letters to John Drinkwater, 1911-1932
3 3-4 Marsh, Sir Edward Howard, Letters to John Drinkwater, 1912-1931

 

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Box Folder Folder Title
3 -
Aldington, Richard
3 5
"Killed in Action," Corrected Typescript and Proof, ca. 1929-1930
3 6
"Victory," Corrected Typescript and Corrected Proof, 1929, ca. 1929
3 7
Bacon, Peggy, Mystery at East Hatchet, Corrected Typescript, 1939
4 1
Ballou, Jenny, Spanish Prelude, Corrected Typescript, 1936
4 2
Bates, Ralph,"They Required of Us a Song," Manuscript of Short Story  published in Harper’s Magazine,1939
4 -
Blunden, Edmund
4 3
Letters, 1924-1926
4 4
Manuscript Poems, undated
4 5 Bromfield, Louis, England, A Dying Oligarchy, Handwritten and Typed Manuscripts, Proof Galleys, and Pamphlet, 1939

 

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Box Folder Folder Title
4 6-8 Chase, Mary Ellen, A Goodly Fellowship, Manuscript in 5 Notebooks, 1939
4 - Coppard, A. E.
4 9
"The Deserter," Manuscript, 1936
4 10
Autograph, 1929
4 - De La Mare, Walter
4 11
Letters to "Adams," 1929
4 12
Letters to John Drinkwater, 1911-1931, undated
4 13 Drinkwater, John, Letter to "Miss Gray," 27 May 1922
5 1 Ferber, Edna, A Peculiar Treasure, Corrected Typescript, 1939
5 2 Flecker, James Elroy, Letter to "Dear Sir," 7 July 1913

 

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Box Folder Folder Title
5 3 Gosse, Edmund, Letters to Augustus Jessopp and "Dorothea," 5 May 1897, 22 August 1918
5 4 Graves, Robert, Letters to Martin Secker and Arnold Bennett, 1919-1927,undated
5 5 Heyward, Du Bose, Porgy; Typescript, 1924
5 6 Housman, A. E., Letters to John Drinkwater,1917-1930
5 7 Joyce, James, Letters to John Drinkwater, 20 September 1928, undated
5 - Kilmer, Joyce
5 8
Letters to Thomas Walsh, 20 July 1914, 2 September 1914
5 9
"Stars," Manuscript Poem, 1913
5 10 Lawrence, T. E., Letters, 1923-1930
5 11 Lindsay, Vachel, Letters to John Drinkwater, 1919-1931

 

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Box Folder Folder Title
5 12 Lowell, Amy, Letters to John Drinkwater, 1919-1925
5 13 Macmechan, Archibald, Note (Handwritten) on Canadian Literature, undated
5 - Millay, Edna St. Vincent
5 14
"Lines for a Grave Stone," Worksheet, undated
5 15
"On Hearing a Symphony of Beethoven," Handwritten and Typed Manuscripts, undated
5 16
"She Wore a Pair of ...," Worksheets, undated
6 1-4 Mora, Constancia de la, In Place of Splendor, Corrected Typescript, ca. 1939
6 7 Morley, Christopher, Letters, 5 February 1927, undated
6 8 O'Flaherty, Liam, "Galway Bay," Manuscript, undated
6 9 Powys, Theodore Francis, Letter to "Mr. Schwartz," 30 January 1931

 

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Box Folder Folder Title
6 10 Robinson, Edwin Arlington, Letters, 1927, undated
6 - Sassoon, Siegfried,
6 11
Letters to John Drinkwater, 1916-1927
6 12
"Mammoniac Ode," Manuscript, 1931
6 14
"Vigils," Bound Collection of Handwritten Poems, 1934
6 - Spanish Civil War Documents
6 15
Cunard, Nancy, "Grapes in the Ruins," Typescript, 1938
6 16
Renn, Ludwig (Pseudonym of A.F.Vieth von Golssenau), Untitled Manuscript of Speech, September 1937
6 17
Renn, Ludwig, "Why Does a Pacifist Defend Madrid?," Manuscript, October 1937
6 18
Thompson, Dorothy, "On the Record: Women and Children First," Typescript, 1937

 

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Box Folder Folder Title
6 19
Unidos Venceremos, Typewritten and Hand-Illustrated Copy of Trench Paper of the 3rd Battalion of the 12th International Brigade, 1938
6 20-23 Van Paasen, Pierre, Days of Our Years,Corrected Typescript, 1938
6 - Walpole, Hugh
6 24
"Bachelors," Typescript, undated
6 25
Letters to Simon Nowell Smith and S. Ellis, 20 February 1926,  20 October 1931
6 - Webb, Mary Gladys Meredith
6 26
Letters to "Mr. Dakers" (literary agent), 1917, 1920
6 27
"The Thornless Rose: A Carol for Peace," Handwritten and Illustrated Poem and Christmas Card, undated
6 28 West, Rebecca, Letter to "Dear Sir," 5 August, no year

 

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