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WILLIAM ZIMMERMAN MANUSCRIPTS COLLECTION
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Box: 1 Fold: 1 Blackmore, Richard Doddridge - Correspondence
Letter date: 1/31/1879

DESCRIPTION: Contains ALS from the author of "Lorna Doone," to "Dear Dr. Cook,...I venture to send you a more sprightly lay." This was to Keningale Cook, editor of The University Magazine, and publisher of Blackmore's well-known poem, "Dominus Illuminatio Meo (In memoriam M.F.G.)." The latter was Mary Frances Gordon, Blackmore's maternal aunt who died December 1878.

Box: 1 Fold: 2 Bossu, Louis - MSS: "Prophylaxis of the Plague..." (English Translatio
Undated

DESCRIPTION: Contains the English translation of Bossu's booklet entitled, "La Prophylaxie de la Peste en Barrois vers l'An 1500," published in original French by Librairie Alphonse Picard et Fils, Paris, 1913. [The booklet is catalogued and located in the Georgetown University Special Collections Division.]

@ Item: TMs, 6 pp., with autograph editorial marks.

@ Louis Bossu (1857-1929) was a French historian and lawyer.

Box: 1 Fold: 3 Bossu, Louis - "La Prophylaxie de la Peste..." (Orig. MSS Fragment)
Dated c. 1500

DESCRIPTION: Contains a fragment of the original 16th century holograph manuscript of a recipe for preventing contraction of the plague. Louis Bossu published a description and transcription of the manuscript in 1913, entitled, "La Prophylaxie de la Peste en Barrois vers l'An 1500" (Paris: Librairie Alphonse Picard et Fils, 1913). [The booklet is catalogued and available in the Georgetown University Special Collections Division.]

Box: 1 Fold: 4 Brinkley, John -Correspondence
Letter date: 7/12/1874

DESCRIPTION: Contains ALS, 2 pp., from British bishop and astronomer, John Brinkley (1763-1835), addressed to "My dear Sir." Subject: business concerning the Royal Astronomical Society of which Brinkley was president (1831-1833).

Box: 1 Fold: 5 Buchanan, Robert - Autograph Note
Letter date: 10/1/1882

DESCRIPTION: Contains AN, "With Robert Buchanan's compliments and best wishes to an American friend, Miss Etta Watson." Dated: London, Oct. 1,1882.

Box: 1 Fold: 6 Butler, Samuel to Mrs. Augustus Danvers (1)
Letter date: 6/25/1884

DESCRIPTION: Contains ALS from British author Samuel Butler (1835-1902) to friend Mrs. Augustus Danvers, an English lady whom he met while travelling in Verona in 1882. Subject: Butler refers to a critical review from the Athenaeum, in which he is "scolded" for "irreverence." Also mentions a dispute with Lydia Becker recently at an At Home held by Mrs. Augusta Webster, June 1884.

Box: 1 Fold: 7 Butler, Samuel to Mrs. Augustus Danvers (2)
Letter date: 7/28/1884

DESCRIPTION: Contains ALS from British author Samuel Butler (1835-1902) to friend Mrs. Augustus Danvers. Subject: Refers to illness of "my friend Jones," probably Butler's lifelong friend Henry Festing Jones whom he first met in January 1876 in London, and who published "Samuel Butler, Author of Erewhon (1835-1902), A Memoir."

@ Also mentions "Psalm of Montreal": "I find people generally object to it," and to the critic of many of his writings on evolution, George John Romanes.

@ Other literary projects are mentioned: "I shall probably go to the Canton Ticino... & gather illustrations for another book like Alps and Sanctuaries [of Piedmont, 1881] - I have a great many literary notes already made for such a book. The appendix to Life and Habit [an Essay after a Completer View of Evolution, 1877, 1910] is being proceeded with, but I don't suppose I shall do much work at it now till after I have had my holiday, & the Cantata is the chief thing that I am doing at present."

Box: 1 Fold: 8 Butler, Samuel to Mrs. Augustus Danvers (3)
Letter date: 12/18/1892

DESCRIPTION: Contains ALS from British author Samuel Butler (1835-1902) to friend Mrs. Augustus Danvers. Subject: Includes reference to his articles "On the Trapanese Origin of the Odyssey" (the Cambridge Eagle, 17, no. 99, 1892) and "The Humour of Homer" (the Cambridge Eagle, 17, no. 97, 1892).

Box: 1 Fold: 9 Drinkwater, John - Cards
Dates: Christmas 1922

DESCRIPTION: Contains 3 Christmas greeting cards for John Drinkwater (1882-1937), British actor, director, dramatist, poet, and biographer. They contain printed poems by Drinkwater, "Dialogue at Christmas," and "Chirstmas Eve." Design is by Albert Rutherston who signed the illustration for "Dialogue at Christmas," which is also signed by Drinkwater.

Box: 1 Fold: 10 Faithfull, Emily - Autograph Note
Date: 2/1/1865

DESCRIPTION: Contains AN that reads: "Miss Faithfull presents her compliments to Sir John Browning and will have much pleasure in drawing the attention to the readers of the Victoria Magazine to the subject of Remunerative Prison Labour by a review of the pamphlet just recd. in the April No."

@ The note is identified in pencil as being written by Emily Faithfull (1835-1895), British novelist and editor of The Victoria Magazine (from 1863).

Box: 1 Fold: 11 Farrar, Frederic William - Card
Undated

DESCRIPTION: Contains signed card by the Rev. Frederic William Farrar, theologian, philological writer, educator, and clergyman. He was dean of Canterbury Cathedral from 1895, as well as deputy-clerk of the closet to King Edward VII.

Box: 1 Fold: 12 Farrar, J.M.
Letter date: 5/3/1896

DESCRIPTION: Contains TLS from J.M. Farrar to "Dear Miss Lewis," enclosing a clipping of a printed poem "by an ex-convict."

Box: 1 Fold: 13 Flecker, James Elroy - Manuscript
Date: April 1913

DESCRIPTION: Contains AMs, 5 pp., by James Elroy Flecker (1884-1915), British playwright, novelist, and lyric poet. Entitled, "Preface to the Golden Journey to Samarkand," dated "Beyrouth, April 1913." Includes a holograph list of "possible subscribers."

@ The folder includes catalog description of this item.

Box: 1 Fold: 14 France, Anatole - Correspondence
Undated

DESCRIPTION: Contains ACS postcard from Jacques Anatole Francois Thibault (1844-1924) written to his children.

Box: 1 Fold: 15 Green, Samuel Abbott
Letter date: 6/14/1904

DESCRIPTION: Contains ALS from Samuel Abbott Green (1830-1918), Amercian physician, antiquarian, librarian and author, to "Dear Miss Trumbull." Subject: Concerns information about an item mentioned in a book published by Miss Trumbull's father, entitled, "List of Books Printed in Connecticut 1709-1800," the item being a "copy of a letter found in the study of the Rev. Joseph Belcher [with] Mr. J. Allen's Rules for Self Examination."

Box: 1 Fold: 16 Hanning, J. Carlyle
Undated

DESCRIPTION: Contains signed card: "With best wishes from J. Carlyle Hanning."

Box: 1 Fold: 17 Hawkins, Anthony Hope
Letter date: 7/3/1900

DESCRIPTION: Contains ALS from Anthony Hope Hawkins (1863-1933), author of "The Prisoner of Zenda." Addressed to "My dear Cooper."

Box: 1 Fold: 18 Holmes, Burton - Correspondence (1)
Letter date: 2/8/1914

DESCRIPTION: Contains ALS + envelope, from Burton Holmes (1870-1958), American travel lecturer and photographer, best known for his travel guides, "Burton Holmes Travelogues." He was the first to use motion picture films and slides for travel lectures. Addressed to "Dear Zimmerman," [William Zimmerman, Sr.], 2 pp. Concerns directions for typesetting a printed item for Holmes.

Box: 1 Fold: 19 Holmes, Burton - Correspondence (2)
Letter date: 3/17/1914

DESCRIPTION: Contains ALS + envelope, from Holmes addressed to "My dear Daddy Zimmerman," [William Zimmerman, Sr.] Announces Holmes' wedding plans. 4 pp.

Box: 1 Fold: 20 Holmes, Burton - Photographs (1)
Undated

DESCRIPTION: Contains 37 b/w photographs by Holmes of architecture and scenery in various countries including, Algeria, Egypt, Greece, Italy, Japan, Russia, South America, Spain, and the U.S. (Yellowstone Park).

Box: 1 Fold: 21 Holmes, Burton - Photographs (2)
Undated

DESCRIPTION: Contains 5 b/w photographs by Holmes of scenes from Egypt, Japan, and Russia.

Box: 1 Fold: 22 Holstein, Ducondray
Letter date: 8/21/1835

DESCRIPTION: Contains ALS by Ducondray Holstein. Addressed to General Stephen van Rensselaer, commanding general during the War of 1812 and New York congressman, 1921-1829. Concerns obtaining back issues of various French journals. A handwritten notation in ink at the bottom of the letter informs, "Ducondray Holstein author of Life of LaFayette."* Dated from Albany, New York.

@ *"Life of Lafayette, including an account of the memorable revolution of three days of 1830" Boston: 1835.

Box: 1 Fold: 23 Hughes, Thomas - Correspondence
Undated

DESCRIPTION: Contains ALS fragment by British Victorian novelist Thomas Hughes (1822-1896) - "...I send the autographs you wish for and will try to find some of one or two of our notables to send you...but lately our portfolios have been well ransacked for one and another bazaar." Hughes was the author of the famous novel, "Tom Brown's School Days."

@ Includes print of a lithograph of Thomas Hughes.

Box: 1 Fold: 24 Ickes, Harold L. - Manuscript
Datespan: 1940-1941

DESCRIPTION: Contains mimeograph script of an article by Harold L. Ickes (1874-1952), U.S. Secretary of the Interior. Entitled, "Who Killed the Progressive Party?" Published in the American Historical Review, January 1941. 42 pp., with author's editorial marks, signed in full. Includes first page of the final draft, TMs with author's editorial marks.

Box: 1 Fold: 25 Lang, Louis - Correspondence
Letter date: 12/16/1870

DESCRIPTION: Contains ALS from Louis Lang, American editor and writer (1859-?), to E. Stafson, Esq. - "I just received a note to be present at a meeting tomorrow Saturday. I am sorry not to meet you at Greenwich. Dine with us on Monday."

Box: 1 Fold: 26 Lever, Charles - Correspondence
Letter date: 12/3/1863

DESCRIPTION: Contains ALS by Charles Lever (1806-1872), Irish Victorian novelist.

Box: 1 Fold: 27 McCarthy, Justin - Correspondence
Letter date: 3/14/1868

DESCRIPTION: Contains ALS from Justin McCarthy (1830?-1912), British dramatist, novelist, and historian. Addressed to "My dear Miss [Kate] Freiligrath - May I ask you to kindly return me at your convenience the London Quarterly. I would not trouble you for it but that I am just now preparing to publish a volume of essays in which that on your father's poems is to be included and I have no other copy."

Box: 1 Fold: 28 McDonald, George - Correspondence
Letter date: 5/7/1899

DESCRIPTION: Contains ALS from George McDonald (1824-1905), British novelist and fantasist. Addressed to "My dear Abraham - Here is the receipt according to telegram. Best thanks..."

@ Includes print of a lithograph of McDonald.

Box: 1 Fold: 29 Masters, Edgar Lee - Poem (Transcript)
Date: 1/10/1923

DESCRIPTION: Contains typed carbon transcription, 2pp., of a poem by Edgar Lee Masters (1869?-1950), American poet, novelist, and essayist. Entitled, "Mother Superior Janet." A note at the top reads: "A section of "Domesday Book," by Edgar Lee Masters, never published. Given me by the poet, 10 January, 1923, and presented by me to the Henry E. Huntington Library and Art Gallery, San Gabriel, California, November 28, 1923. Alexander Greene."

Box: 1 Fold: 30 Nassau, Isabella A. - Correspondence
Letter date: 7/26/1881

DESCRIPTION: Contains ACS by writer Isabella Ann Nassau (1829-1906). Addressed to "Miss Etta Watson." Note written in the form of verse. Addressed from the "West Coast of Africa."

Box: 1 Fold: 31 Nise, Judy - Correspondence
Undated

DESCRIPTION: Contains ANS from Judy Nise (sp?) addressed to "Dear Fay."

Box: 1 Fold: 32 Oliphant, Laurence - Correspondence
Undated

DESCRIPTION: Contains ANS by Laurence Oliphant (1829?-1888), British Victorian novelist. Addressed to "Dear Miss Dana." Regarding keeping a dinner engagement.

Box: 1 Fold: 33 Palmerston, Viscount [Henry John Temple] - Autograph Note
Letter date: 6/1/1851

DESCRIPTION: Contains ANS by the 3rd Viscount of Palmerston, Henry John Temple. Written on an envelope: "Write to stationery office for a sufficient supply of full stops, semicolons and commas, but more especially of semicolons for the use of the copying clerk..."

Box: 1 Fold: 34 Peabody, Henry Greenwood - Photographs
Copyright date: 1899

DESCRIPTION: Contains 2 b/w photographs by Henry Greenwood Peabody (1855-1951) of the Grand Canyon. Peabody was the American photographer known for his landscape photography and use of lantern slides for visual education.



Box: 1 Fold: 35 Roberts, Margaret - Correspondence
Letter date: 10/17/1886

DESCRIPTION: Contains ACS from British novelist Margaret Roberts (1833-1919) to "Dear Miss Watson," possibly Etta Watson. Subject: Books by Roberts that Miss Watson apparently admired. Includes references to "In the Olden Time" (London: 1883); "A Child of the Revolution" (London: 1886); and "Atelier du Lys or An Art Student in the Reign of Terror" (London: 1876) - also published in the U.S. under the title "Noblesse Oblige" (New York: 1876).

Box: 1 Fold: 36 Robertson, Frederick Wynne (Sir) - Correspondence
Undated

DESCRIPTION: Contains ALS by Sir Frederick Wynne Robertson (1885-1964), British civil servant working in India. Addressed to "My dear Charlotte - I fear I shall not be able to have the class (?) today - My other young friends have not had sufficient time to prepare. I wish too to make arrangements to meet you in the school room near the church which would be more convenient than my present temporary apartments."

Box: 1 Fold: 37 Savage, James - Correspondence
Letter date: 1/9/1836

DESCRIPTION: Contains ALS by American historian James Savage (1784-1873). Written to a publisher concerning the sales of John Winthrop's "History of New England, 1630-1649," edited by Savage.

Box: 1 Fold: 38 Smith, Goldwin - Correspondence
Letter date: 11/15/1869

DESCRIPTION: Contains ANS from British intellectual Goldwin Smith (1823-1910) addressed to William D. Knowles - "I return the proofs. I have in almost all cases adopted your suggested corrections."

Box: 1 Fold: 39 Strickland, William - Correspondence
Letter date: 7/20/1829

DESCRIPTION: Contains ALS from William Strickland (1787-1854), American architect and landscape painter. Addressed to Col C.G. Childs regarding a meeting.

Box: 1 Fold: 40 Tagore, Rabindranath - Photograph
Undated

DESCRIPTION: Contains b/w full-length photograph of the Indian poet, playwright, novelist and winner of the Nobel Peace Prize.

Box: 1 Fold: 41 Updike, Daniel Berkeley - Correspondence
Letter date: 2/24/1914

DESCRIPTION: Contains TLS from American publisher and senior partner of the Merrymount Press, Daniel Berkeley Updike (1860-1941). Addressed to William Zimmerman, Sr. Enclosing a New Year's greeting card from the press and a brochure of new volumes of Humanist writers.

Box: 1 Fold: 42 Updike, Daniel Berkeley - MSS (Misc.)
Undated

DESCRIPTION: Contains typed copies of reading lists, work outlines, and examination questions for printers.

Box: 1 Fold: 43 Updike, Daniel Berkeley - Printed Matter
Date: 1911

DESCRIPTION: Contains miscellaneous printed matter - primarily type face examples for the Merrymount Press.

@ Includes 2 techinical printing booklets: "An Introduction to the Technique of Printing" (1911); and a glossary of printer's terms.

Box: 1 Fold: 44 Vinton, Alexander Hamilton - Correspondence
Letter date: 3/22/1875

DESCRIPTION: Contains ALS from Alexander Hamilton Vinton (1807-1881), American clergyman. Addressed to R.L.M. Town (sp?)- "I beg leave to acknowledge with thanks the circular you were kind enough to send me of the M.L.A. fair."

Box: 1 Fold: 45 Walpole, Horace - Lithographs
Undated

DESCRIPTION: Contains 2 prints of lithographs of English author Horace Walpole (1717-1797) and his estate Strawberry Hill.

Box: 1 Fold: 46 Woolett, Sidney - Correspondence
Incomplete date: 9/13/?

DESCRIPTION: Contains ALS from Sidney Woolett (sp?) addressed to "Dear Williams - I write you a note stating that I was compelled to start for England. I purpose leaving again for America..."

Box: 1 Fold: 47 Zimmerman, William, Jr. - Bureau of Indian Affairs (Reports)
Datespan: 1949-1959

DESCRIPTION: Contains 3 printed reports written by William Zimmerman, Jr., on Indian rights. Zimmerman was associate commissioner of Indian Affairs from 1933 to 1950, and later, associate director of the Bureau of Land Management from 1950 to 1954.

@ Report #1: "The Federal Indian Service" prepared for presentation to the Senate Committee on Interior and Insular Affairs, 81st Congress, 1st Session, January 31, 1949.

@ Report #2 (3 copies): "The Role of the Bureau of Indian Affairs Since 1933" reprinted from The Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, vol. 311, May 1957.

@ Report #3: "The Fort Hall Story: An Interpretation" June 1959.

Box: 1 Fold: 48 Bookplates (A-C)
Undated

DESCRIPTION: Contains bookplates bearing the names of -

@ Aylesford, Earl of - possibly the sixth, Heneage Finch (1824-1871), M.P. for Warwickshire South (1849-1857).

@ Birrell, Augustine (1850-1933) - British essayist, lecturer and statesman.

@ Blackstone, William (1723-1780) - British teacher, judge and writer.

@ Cromer, Earl of - the first, Evelyn Baring (1841- ).

Box: 1 Fold: 49 Bookplates - Anna Seymour Damer
Dates: 1775 and 1920

DESCRIPTION: Contains the original sepia drawing by British literary figure Agnes Berry (1764-1852), for the bookplate of Anna Seymour Damer (sp. var. Anne), a well-known British sculptress who studied under Giuseppe Ceracchi and George Cruikshank. Both Berry and Damer were friends and legatees of Horace Walpole. Includes 2 printed bookplates.

Box: 1 Fold: 50 Bookplates (D-H)
Undated

DESCRIPTION: Contains bookplates for the following notable individuals -

@ Dibdin, Thomas Fragnall (1776-1847) - British bibliographer.

@ Fox, Charles James (1749-1806) - British politician and orator.

@ Hoadly, John (1711-1776) - signed bookplate. Includes holograph notation in pencil: "Divine court favorite, friend of Garrick, Hogarth, etc." Hoadly was a poet and dramatist. He was a friend of British painter William Hogarth (1697-1764) and of the actor David Garrick (1776-1847).



Box: 1 Fold: 51 Bookplate - Grolier Club
Founded: 1884

DESCRIPTION: Contains bookplate of the Grolier Club, a book collector's club founded in 1884, located in New York.

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