The William Keeney Bixby Papers
Collection Scope and Content Note
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Scope and Contents Note
Personal papers and miscellaneous autographs, 1678-1931.
The Bixby Collection includes a variety of materials, ranging from
Bixby's personal correspondence relating to his collecting interests,
through his connection with Washington University and the St. Louis
Burns Club, and including many items from his manuscript collection.
The correspondence in each series is arranged chronologically. Items
in other subseries are arranged alphabetically. The correspondence in
Series I relates primarily to Bixby's collecting interests, publication
of items in his manuscript collection, and his work on the Capitol
Decoration Committee of Missouri, 1921-1927, 681 items. Series II
contains items relating to gifts made by Bixby to Washington University,
1913-1927, 66 items. Series III contains items relating to the Burns
Club of St. Louis but is in no way a complete archive of the Club's
activities or of Bixby's relation to it, 80 items. Series IV contains
autograph letters and related documents of notable individuals,
primarily of significance in American and English literature and
history, 891 items. Series V concerns Eugene Field and includes
correspondence, numerous original manuscripts, editorial materials,
printed items, and miscellaneous personal items, 281 items. A list of
the correspondents included in each series preceeds the section of the
register devoted to that series. Included at the end of the register is
a list of 15 items relating to John Paul Jones tipped in U.S. Congress.
Joint Committee on Printing. John Paul Jones commemoration at
Annapolis... (Washington, 1907).