Offprint. Illustrated with woodcuts by Wharton Esherick. The poem was dedicated to the memory of Biddle’s young son, Garrison Chapin Biddle (1923-1930).
Women of Letters: Selections from the Papers of Women Writers at Georgetown University
The following exhibition features the papers (correspondence and manuscripts) of women writers at the Special Collections Division of Georgetown University Library. The catalog and exhibits are arranged alphabetically by author name, with a separate display of letters by nineteenth-century women writers. It should be noted that material relating to the writers may be located in more than one collection. In order to minimize download time, the exhibition is divided into three sections and linked below.
Music score. Autograph manuscript signed by the composer Harl MacDonald, dated July-August 1938.
A collection featuring the title poem. With a printed dedication, "To My Godmother Charlotte Mason these fragmentary aspects of our world." Includes autograph manuscripts for Bright Mariner and Maya Sculpture copied by Biddle onto the rear flyleaves.
Dustjacket for the book.
Typed manuscript for a published collection of poetry by Biddle featuring the title poem. Includes an essay, "The Quality of Poetry."
Music score. With autograph inscription on title page by Biddle to Charlotte Mason: "For Godmother this first copy off the press with gratitude for the inspiration of her great American life -- with lasting love from Katherine. Oct. 1941."
Typed manuscript for a play in two acts. Dated 1944. With autograph annotations by Walter Kerr.
Clippings of articles written for the Long Island Catholic (1963-65).
for the Journey of Peace by Pope Paul VI from the Vatican to the United Nations, October 4, 1965.
following Mass in his private chapel, February 3, 1988.
First edition. Inscribed.
Acquired from Elizabeth Jennings.
Note: The Elizabeth Jennings Papers include letters from other important women writers such as Margaret Drabble, Laurie Lee, Ruth Pitter, Anne Ridler, Enid Starkie, and historian Dame Cicely Veronica Wedgewood.
Notebook, January 1978.
Reference to Kernan’s book on Jacques Maritain.
Maritain expresses regret that he must decline an invitation to write the preface to the French edition of a book by Thomas Kernan, Now with the Morning Star, published as Etoile du Matin, translated into French by Simone Maurois (Editions de la Maison Francaise, Inc., 1945; R. Juliard, 1946).
Typed manuscript (1978). Originally entitled, "Prodigal Daughter."
Facsimile of music score composed by Alfred Newman for the soundtrack to the 1942 motion picture of My Friend Flicka. Inscription from Newman’s son, Tim (on front flyleaf): "To Mary O’Hara, whose filly gave me such joy. Now I have "Flicka" and the music that Pappy wrote for Flicka and me. Tim Newman. Beverly Hills, Cal., Aug. 6, 1943."
Inscribed by Millay: "Happy New Year! Edna." Includes inscription possibly by her husband Eugene Jan Boissevain: "Merry Christmas to you [signature illegible]."
Typescript for address given at the Western Arts Association Convention, Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Typescript of a memoranda dated August 1961.
Autograph caption in scrapbook containing the original reads: "Second broadcast from NBC, July 20, 1937, 11 p.m." (see above)
Reference to an upcoming performance of Searle’s composition for Gold Coast Customs, and to lunch at the Sesame Club to discuss the work.
Sitwell expresses her pleasure in a proposed broadcast by Cohen about her poetry, and writes: "...I am indeed deeply grateful to you. It is a great moment in the life of a poet, when ones motives are understood with such completeness. This is one of those very rare occasions, and I thank you..." She goes on to propose lunch: "I have long wanted to meet you - ever since reading what you had to say about Arthur Waley’s "Chinese Poems" - it gave me as much pleasure as it gave him, and that is saying a very great deal. There are only a small handful of people, now, who understand poetry. But you go to the very roots and springs from which poetry begins...It would be a great pleasure to me if you could come and lunch with me..."
The Road to Thebes.
Reference to Ward’s proposal to nominate Mother Teresa for a Nobel Peace Prize.
Autograph and typed manuscripts.