The William Keeney Bixby Papers
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V. Eugene Field material. [series]:
 
V.1 Correspondence. [subseries]:   
Scope: Individuals represented in the Field correspondence include Edward W. Bok, Wm. C. Buskett, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Eugene Field, Roswell M. Field, Edmund C. Garrett, Marcus Lemon Gray, Frnak W. Gunsaulus, Edward Everett Hale, Marcus A. Hanna, Henry H. Harper, George E. Hoskinson, Thomas Joseph Hutchinson, Victor F. Lawson, Helena Mokjeska, Edgar Wilson Nye, Opie Percival Read, James Whitcomb Riley, Charles S. Shepherd, Slason, Thompson, and Francis Wilson.


box-folder   18/1.  
1875: Mar. 4-1888: Nov. 14. (14 items, 25 pp.)
box-folder   18/2.  
1889: Jan. 1-1891: April 28. (18 items, 54 pp.)
box-folder   18/3.  
1891: May 19-1894: Aug. 9. (18 items, 32 pp.)
box-folder   18/4.  
1894: Sept. 22-[n.d.]. (18 items, 32 pp.)
 
V.2 Literary autographs. Included in this section are autograph and autograph[facsimile] drafts of poems, stories, newspaper articles, and translations by Field and in his autograph. [subseries]:
box-folder   18/5.  
[n.d.]. Beard and baby[poem]. Ts. and ts.[carbon], without revision. (2 items, 2 pp.)
box-folder   18/6.  
[n.d.]. The Christmas stocking[poem]. Auto. draft, possibly not in Field's autograph. (1 item, 1 p.)
box-folder   18/7.  
1886: Aug. Contentment[poem]. Auto. draft. (1 item, 2 pp.)
box-folder   18/8.  
[n.d.]. Dear old London[poem]. Auto. copy, not in Field's autograph. (1 item, 4 pp.)
 
Map case. [n.d.]. Death of Robin Hood[poem]. Auto. draft, executed in various inks, with drawings, and signed by Field. (1 item, 1 p.)
box-folder   18/9.  
1892. The delectable history of mistress Merciless[story]. Auto. draft [fragment], executed by Field as a gift to Nellie Yenowine. Included are two notes from Nellie Yenowine describing the item, and a descriptive card by Bixby. (3 items, 8 pp.)
box-folder   18/10.  
1886: July. An evening hymn[poem]. Auto. draft, without revision. (1 item, 2 pp.)
box-folder   18/11.  
[n.d.]. The field and the tree: A fable[poem]. Auto. draft, without revision. Included is a card prepared by Bixby. (2 items, 2 pp.)
box-folder   18/12.  
1891: Feb. 16. The Hawthorne children[poem]. Auto. draft with moderate auto. revision. Included is a card prepared by Bixby. (2 items, 5 pp.)
box-folder   18/13.  
1886: Jan. He that hath ears[poem]. Auto. draft with light auto. revision. (1 item, 1 p.)
box-folder   18/14.  
[n.d.]. Horatius Flaccus, Quintus (Horace). Odes. Auto. and auto. [facsimile] drafts of nine odes translated by Eugene Field. Included are two cards prepared by Bixby. (11 items, 15 pp.)
 
Map case. [n.d.]. Field, Eugene. Auto. drafts of 12 odes translated by Roswell Field. (13 items, 13 pp.)
box-folder   18/15.  
[n.d.]. Index. Auto. notations in Eugene Field's autograph on 26 pages. (1 item, 26 pp.)
box-folder   18/16.  
1893-1895. Inscriptions. Auto. [facsimile] inscriptions made by Field in books given to George F. Yenowine. One containing a note from Henry H. Harper to Bixby concerning Villon and I [poem] by Eugene Field. (5 items, 5 pp.)
box-folder   18/17.  
[n.d.]. [Leaf from a play]. Auto. draft, without revision. (1 item, 1 p.)
box-folder   18/18.  
[n.d.]. Leap-year rymes [poem]. Auto. draft, without revision. (1 item, 1 p.)
box-folder   18/19.  
1889. A little book of profitable tales [collection of stories]. Auto. draft of proposed colophon with instructions to printer. (1 item, 1 p.)
box-folder   18/20.  
[n.d.]. Little boy blue [poem]. Auto. draft [facsimile], in grey folder. (1 item, 2 pp.)
box-folder   18/21.  
1890: June 11. Lovers' lane [poem]. Auto. and two auto. [facsimile] drafts with heavy revision. Included is a dealer's description and a card prepared by Bixby. (5 items, 5 pp.)
box-folder   18/22.  
[n.d.]. Lullaby, by the sea [song]. Words by Field; music by Leah Lucile Ebrinch. Auto. draft of score. (1 item, 3 pp.)
box-folder   18/23.  
1893: Oct. 5. Lydia die [poem]. Auto. draft, without revision. (1 item, 4 pp.)
box-folder   18/24.  
1890: May 17. The madman of Skars Fiord [poem]. Auto. draft, with moderate auto. revision. Included is a card prepared by Bixby. (2 items, 4 pp.)
box-folder   18/25.  
[n.d.]. Mary did have a little lamb [poem]. Auto. draft, with light auto. revision. (1 item, 1 p.)
box-folder   18/26.  
[n.d.]. Mr. Blaine's mistake [prose piece]. Auto. draft, probably not made by Field. Including a card prepared by Bixby. (2 items, 9 pp.)
box-folder   18/27.  
1884: Nov. 10. Moonbeam, through the lattice creeping [poem]. Auto. draft, with light auto. revision. (1 item, 2 pp.)
box-folder   18/28.  
1868: Oct. 14. Notebook. A childhood notebook containing six pages of verse and comment in Field's autograph. (1 item, 8 pp.)
box-folder   18/29.  
[n.d.]. Now I lay me [song]. Words by Eugene Field; music by E. Haswood Neal. Auto. draft of score. (1 item, 1 p.)
box-folder   18/30.  
[n.d.]. Oh, London is as fine a town [poem]. Auto. [facsimile] draft. With a note, [n.d.], from Henry H. Harper to Bixby. (1 item, 2 pp.)
box-folder   18/31.  
[n.d.]. Origins of his work. Auto. list discussing the origins of some of his poems and stories. One original and one facsimile. (2 items, 4 pp.)
box-folder   18/32.  
1892: June 2. Our whippings [poem]. Auto. draft with moderate auto. revision. Including a card prepared by Bixby. (2 items, 4 pp.)
box-folder   18/33.  
1873: Sept. 1. Paradise lost [poem]. Auto. draft with light auto. revision. Including a card prepared by Bixby. (2 items, 12 pp.)
box-folder   18/34.  
[n.d.]. Persistence [song]. Words and music by Field. Auto. draft of score addressed to Marie Jansen. (1 item, 1 p.)
box-folder   18/35.  
[n.d.]. Sharps and flats [newspaper column]. Auto. drafts with light auto. revision of seven columns. (7 items, 42 pp.)
 
Map case. 1895. Songs. Simeties, Lady button eyes, The shuteye train, and The happy household, with words by Field and music by George Bech; Lullaby, with words by Field and music by Willis G. Abbott. Auto. drafts of scores. (3 items, 11 pp.)
box-folder   18/36.  
[n.d.]. There no vandal foot has trod [untitled poem]. Auto. draft without revision. (1 item, 2 pp.)
box-folder   18/37.  
1886: Apr. 22. There sleeps a gallant, dauntless knight [untitled poem]. Auto. draft, with light auto. revision. (1 item, 2 pp.)
box-folder   18/38.  
[1895?]. Titles of his work prior to 1894. Auto. list, with auto. notations. (2 items, 14 pp.)
box-folder   18/39.  
[n.d.]. Untitled prose piece. Auto. [facsimile] draft. With a note from his editor. (1 item, 1 p.)
box-folder   18/40.  
1895: Sept. 29. Villon and I [poem]. Auto. draft [facsimile], with moderate auto. revision. (1 item, 2 pp.)
box-folder   18/41.  
1886: Mar. 10. The were-wolf [short story]. Auto. draft, with heavy auto. revision. (1 item, 7 pp.)
box-folder   18/42.  
[n.d.]. Where there's a Lang there's a way[poem]. Auto. draft, probably not by Field. (1 item, 3 pp.)
 
V.3 Printed works. [subseries]:   
Scope: Included are printed versions of Field's poems, stories, and translations.


box-folder   18/43.  
[n.d.]. The ambitious bat[newspaper column]. Newsprint mounted on paper. Light auto. revision. (1 item, 3 pp.)
 
Map case. 1894. The dinkey bird is singing in the Amfalula tree[song]. Words by Field; music by Thomas Story. (1 item, 5 pp.)
box-folder   18/44.  
1889: Apr. 12. [Edgar Allan Poe][newspaper column]. Newsprint. Two copies. (2 items, 4 pp.)
box-folder   18/45.  
[n.d.]. The haunted man[newspaper column]. Newsprint mounted on paper. (1 item, 7 pp.)
box-folder   18/46.  
1887. The fairies of Pesth[newspaper column]. Newsprint mounted on paper. (1 item, 9 pp.)
box-folder   18/47.  
[n.d.]. Jess' a-fore Chris'mas[poem]. Newsprint mounted on cover designed by Mark Forrest. (1 item, 1 p.)
box-folder   18/47a.  
[n.d.]. Jest 'fore Christmas[poem]. Facsimile printed as a Christmas greeting for Wm. K. Bixby. (1 item, 6 pp.)
box-folder   18/48.  
[n.d.]. Little boy blue[poem]. Auto. draft[facsimile], published by The Woodward & Tiernan Printing Company, St. Louis. (1 item, 4 pp.)
box-folder   18/49.  
[n.d.]. Ludwig and Eloise[newspaper column]. Newsprint mounted on paper; light auto. revision. (1 item, 3 pp.)
 
Shelved. 1890: Feb. 11-Aug. 23. Sharps and flats[newspaper column]. A scrapbook containing the columns clipped from the Chicago Daily News. (1 item, 60 pp.)
box-folder   18/50.  
1892. My shepherd is the Lord[song]. Words by Field; music by Arthur M. Curry. 2 copies. (2 items, 8 pp.)
box-folder   18/51.  
1885: July. A soldier's wife[newspaper column]. Newsprint mounted on paper. (1 item, 3 pp.)
 
V.4 Editorial matter. [subseries]:
box-folder   18/52.  
1917. Gems in verse and prose[collection]. Ts. with instructions to printer. Note from Henry H. Harper, editor, to Bixby. (1 item, 16 pp.)
box-folder   18/53.  
Horatius Flaccus, Quintus. Odes, trans. by Eugene Field. Proof sheets and clippings mounted on paper; annotated by Field. 44 clippings in envelope. (44 clippings & 40)
box-folder   18/54.  
[n.d.] Lists of contents. Auto. lists of contents with auto. revision for the collections of poems and stories A little book of profitable tales, Love songs of childhood, and A little book of western verse. (3 items, 6 pp.)
 
Map case. [n.d.]. A little book of profitable tales[collection of tales]. Galley proof, uncorrected. (1 item, 29 galleys)
box-folder   18/55.  
[n.d.]. A little book of western verse[collection of poems]. Galley proof, with light auto. corrections. (1 item, 41 galleys)
box-folder   18/56.  
[n.d.]. Marthky's younkit & Prof. Vere De Blanc[poems]. Galley proof, corrected. (2 galleys)
box-folder   18/57.  
[n.d.]. Poems. Proof sheets, corrected. (2 items, 1 p. & 1 card)
box-folder   18/58.  
[n.d.]. Poems. Proof sheet and clippings mounted on paper. Annotated by Field. (8 items, 9 pp.)
box-folder   18/59.  
[n.d.]. The springtime[newspaper column]. Galley proof, signed. Two copies. (2 items, 2 galleys)
box-folder   18/59a.  
1886. The symbol and the saint[story]. Facsimile edition, illustrated by J.L. Snodgrass. (1 item, 11 pp.)
 
Map case. [n.d.]. The symbol and the saint[story]. Galley proof, uncorrected. (1 item, 2 galleys)
box-folder   18/60.  
1890: Feb. 22. The yankee abroad[poem]. Auto. draft[facsimile], with instructions to the printer. (1 item, 4 pp.)
 
V.5 Miscellany. [subseries]:
box-folder   18/61.  
Autobiographical information and clippings as follows:
 
[n.d.]. An autobiographical essay composed by Field. (Auto.[facsimile] and printed versions.)
 
[n.d.]. Clipping showing Field's grave.
 
1926: Mar. 8. Clipping from the St. Louis Globe-Democrat concerning Field's reinterment.
 
1927: Jan. 14. Clipping from the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reviewing Life of Eugene Field[biography] by Slason Thompson.
 
1927: Feb. 5. Clipping from the St. Louis Globe-Democrat reviewing Life of Eugene Field[biography] by Slason Thompson.
Note: 6 items, 15 pp.
 
Shelved. [n.d.]. Autograph book. Volume of blank leaves stamped on spine A little book of profitable tales. (1 item, 57 pp.)
box-folder   18/62.  
[n.d.]. Books by Eugene Field. Ts. list with auto. annotations. Compiler unknown. (1 item, 10 pp.)
box-folder   18/63.  
Buskett, Wm. C. 1897: Mar. 6. Photograph, inscribed to Trotty. [n.d.]. Obituary notice clipped from newspaper. (2 items)
box-folder   18/63a.  
Corwin, W.B. [n.d.]. To Eugene Field[poem]. Auto. draft, without corrections. (1 item, 2 pp.)
box-folder   18/64.  
Democratic Party and campaign material.
 
1892. Red hot Democratic campaign songs. Eugene Field's copy.
 
[1892]. Cleveland, Grover. (8 campaign pictures.)
 
1888. National Democratic Convention. Welcome to the convention in St. Louis.
 
1892: Dec. 7. The Union League, Philadelphia. Autographs of Field, Henry George, Talcott Williams, Edward W. Bok, and others on Union League stationary.
 
[n.d.]. Handy, M.P. Three calling cards identifying him as National Commissioner to Europe for the World's Columbian Exposition.
Note: 14 items, 37 pp. & 11 cards
box-folder   18/65.  
Drawings: [Eugene Field]. 1888: April 23. Drawing of Mary Field made by Eugene Field;
 
[n.d.]. Drawing of himself made by Eugene Field on the back of a calling card of F.B. DeBerard.
Note: 2 items, 1 p. & 1 card.
 
Map case. [n.d.]. Drawings: Stoddard, Lawrence(?). [Eugene Field in the Chicago Daily News Office] [caricature]. Ink and water color drawing. (1 item)
box-folder   18/66.  
1892: Feb. 16. Drawings: Young, Art. Horace and me[caricature]. Ink drawing of Field. (1 item)
box-folder   18/67.  
[n.d.]. Edward VII. Auto. note, allegedly written by Edward while Prince of Wales. (1 item, 4 pp. & envelope.)
box-folder   18/68.  
Larned, Wm. Trowbridge. The mantle of Eugene Field[historical essay]. Tear sheets from the Bookman, v. 41, 1915. (1 item, 15 pp.)
box-folder   18/69.  
189?: May 13. McCullogh, J.B. Note accompanying a Reporter's badge for Railway conductors' convention.
 
[n.d.]. Two silhouettes, possibly of field. (1 item, 2 pp.)
box-folder   18/70.  
[n.d.]. Photographs: Eugene Field. 12 photographs. (12 items)
 
Map case. [n.d.]. Photographs: Eugene Field. One photograph. (1 item)
box-folder   18/71.  
Photographs: People and places. Photographs as follows:
 
[n.d.]. Buffalo, N.Y.: 1825 & 1850. Clipped from a magazine.
 
[n.d.]. Misc. photos. of prominent journalists from Buffalo, clipped from magazine. Including: J.N. Matthews, Henry H. Otis, C.W. Winspear, John Laughlin, Wilson Shannon Bissell, and Robert Dick.
 
1895: Feb. Francis Wilson. Inscribed to Eugene Field.
Note: 6 items.
box-folder   18/72.  
Poetic tributes.
 
[n.d.]. Reedy, William Marion. To Eugene Field[poem]. (Ts. copy taken from Missouri literature[anthology], ed. by Richard H. Jesse & Edward A. Allen.)
 
1892: Feb. 19. Stoddart, Alfred. Our little boy blue[poem]. (Auto. draft, inscribed to Eugene Field.)
Note: 2 items, 2 pp.
box-folder   18/73.  
Programs, passenger lists, menues, etc.
 
1892: Aug. 3. Field's place card for a dinner, signed by those present.
 
1894: Feb. 23. Menue for a luncheon at The Snipery, signed by those present.
 
1892: Feb. 13. Seating arrangement and signatures of those present at a luncheon at the Virginia Hotel.
 
1889: Oct. 9. Inman line. List of saloon passangers... Including the Field family.
 
1892: Dec. 6. Pen and Pencil Club. Program for a reading by Eugene Field and George W. Cable.
 
1889: Feb. 6. Milwaukee Press Club. Program for a reading by Bill Nye and James Whitcomb Riley.
 
[n.d.]. H.J. Norman. Miss Mary French Field...in readings from her father's poems [advertising booklet].
 
[no year: April 21]. Anchorage Country Club. Program for a reading by Eugene Field.
 
1892: June 21. Richards, Frank. Protection for Americans abroad[advertising broadsheet].
Note: 9 items, 34 pp.
box-folder   18/74.  
1877: April. The Rothacker-Rosewater imbroglio[compilation of clippings]. Clippings mounted on paper. Compiled by Field. (1 item, 7 pp.)
box-folder   18/75.  
Various items.
 
[n.d.]. An account list perhaps composed by Field.
 
[n.d.]. A copy of Field's bookplate, mounted.
 
[n.d.]. Park, Wm. D. & Son. The lobster: Is it cruel to cook him alive[culinary/humanitarian inquiry].
 
[no year]: Dec. 4. Two box seat tickets to P.T. Barnum's Greatest Show On Earth, at the Olympia Theatre, [London].
 
1890. Guest card for J.W. North Eagle privided by the Duke of Westminster, admitting Eagle to the Grosvenor House for lunch.
Note: 7 itemsNote: 281 items