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Register of the William Keeney Bixby Papers (WTU00013)

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Summary Information
Title: The William Keeney Bixby Papers
Creator: Bixby, William K., 1857-1931
Call number: WTU00013
Language: English
Repository: Washington University in St. Louis
St. Louis, MO 63130


Access and Use:
Source:

Gift of Wm. K. Bixby

RIGHTS, TERMS:

Open

Processing Note:

May 1977


Biography

William Keeney Bixby, 1857-1931, was born in Adrian, Michigan, the son of Alonzo Bixby, a lawyer native to Batavia, New York. His father's interest in the South seems to have been a determining factor in his career. The senior Bixby, Adrian's prosecuting attorney, had lived in Texas and fought with the Texas Rangers at Reseca de la Palma, Monterrey, and Buena Vista. He became intensely Southern in his sympathies and was considered a “copperhead” during the Civil War.

In 1875, after graduation from high school, William Bixby went armed with a letter from Jefferson Davis to the Governor of Texas, a Confederate veteran, who got the sixteen-year-old a job as night watchman and baggageman for the International Great Northern Railroad at Palestine, Texas. An Algerish touch to this story is the part played by the roughly dressed old man who frequently dropped around at night and pestered the boy with apparently idle questions about railroading. Because the boy was courteous and intelligent, at the end of a year the old man revealed himself as H. M. Hoxie, president of the railroad. The result was promotion to the post of general baggage agent in San Antonio for young Bixby. Now he could afford to marry Lillian Tuttle who was visiting her brother in San Antonio, from Bolton, New York. Mr. Hoxie's benign influence was not over. When he became president of the Missouri Pacific Railroad, the couple moved with him to St. Louis, where Bixby became printing and stationery buyer for all the Gould lines.

After several years in St. Louis, William McMillan, president of the Missouri Car and Foundry Company, offered the rapidly rising young man a still better job. Within the now-traditional year he again attracted signal attention to himself. His employers had made a ruinous contract for the purchase of pig iron and by his direct honesty Bixby renegotiated the contract, making a long-range, profitable ally for his company. At the age of thirty-one he became vice-president and general manager.

Soon the company became such a large factor in freight-car building that it found it advantageous to merge with the Peninsular Car Company, the first step in a series of mergers out of which came the American Car and Foundry Company, of which Bixby became President, and soon thereafter was elected chairman of the board. At the age of forty-eight, in 1905, he retired.

His aesthetic appreciation had always been keen and he was a voracious reader, reading books by the paragraph and the page rather than the sentence. He now devoted himself to collecting books, autographs, and paintings, with the same avidity with which he had pursued his business career.

Inevitably he accumulated duplicates of his books, and, in combination with Henry E. Huntington, he disposed of these by auction in 1916 and 1917. In 1918 he sold his English and American autographs to Huntington. Hardly slowed down, he started collecting again in 1920 and in 1929 sold the new collection to Dr. A. S. W. Rosenbach.

Among his better-known treasures were the Mary Wollstonecraft copy of Queen Mab, the manuscripts of Burns's To Mary in Heaven, Kipling's Recessional, Thoreau's Walden, AndrÉ's Journal, Burr's Journal, Reade's The Cloister and the Hearth, Shelley's Note-Books, Ruskin's Seven Lamps of Architecture.

His art collection was no less impressive. It included a fine Rembrandt, several paintings by Corot, a Franz Hals, and a portrait of George Washington by Gilbert Stuart.

Mr. Bixby was a quiet but vigorous supporter of educational and charitable foundations in St. Louis, Washington University being a particular beneficiary. He was also generous in making available to scholarship his manuscript material. Thus the Bibliophile Society reproduced twenty-eight manuscripts, the Franklin Club of St. Louis reproduced two, the Society of Dofobs of Chicago two, and the Burns Club of St. Louis one. At Christmas he frequently distributed facsimiles of his manuscripts to his friends. The considerable rare book collection at Washington University had its basis in gifts from Mr. Bixby.

After his retirement as Chairman of the Board of the American Car and Foundary Company, Mr. Bixby's life seems to have been fuller than ever. He was a very active director of the St. Louis Union Trust Company. He served for a while as president of the Laclede Gas Company of St. Louis and later, in 1909, as receiver of the Wabash Railroad. From June 1928 to June 1930 he was president of the Washington University Corporation in St. Louis. While president of the City Art Museum he had a large part in persuading the city of St. Louis to set aside a portion of each tax dollar for support of the Museum. When president of the Missouri Historical Society he gave that organization Thomas Jefferson letters, the original Burr-Hamilton correspondence, Eugene Field letters, autograph material relating to the activities of Andrew Jackson and Sam Houston. He was a director of the St. Louis Public Library, an original incorporator of the American Red Cross, vice-president of the American Federation of Art, and a director of the National Gallery of Art. He spent part of his time in foreign travel, which included big-game hunting in Africa and lacquer and jade hunting in China. However, most of his time and energy were devoted to the promotion of art, education and literature.

Howard S. Mott


Collection Scope and Content Note

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).

1999 items

19 boxes

Contents List
      Title
 
I. Personal papers. [series]:
 
I.1 Correspondence. [subseries]:   
Scope: Individuals represented in Bixby's personal correspondence include Lawrence F. Abbott, Elmer Bragg Adams, Henry Augustus Brudenall-Bruce, 5th Marquess of Ailesbury, J.R. Aitken, Edwin Anderson Alderman, Charles Dexter Allen, Abram Piatt Andrew, William Loring Andrews, John Dustin Archbold, W.E. Baillie, Baillie's Institution, Erwin S. Barrie, Bernard Quaritch, Firm, John Bianchi, John Shaw Billings, Hiram Bingham, Edwin Howland Blashfield, Henry Stiles Bradley, Ira Hutchinson Brainerd, Clarence Saunders Brigham, William Brown, Adolphus Busch, J.L. Buskett, Wm. C. Buskett, Wm. N.C. Carlton, Andrew Carnegie, Stephen Grover Cleveland, Harris D. Colt, Sidney Colvin, Thomas Augustine Daly, Charles A. Decker, Alice P. DeHasse, Thomas W. Dewing, Franklin Dickey, Wm. K. Dickson, George Francis Dow, H. Rieman Duval, R. Henry W. Dwight, Edmund Henry Eitel, Ezsex Institute, Julia Sutherland Field, Roswell Martin Field, Joseph Wingate Folk, Worthington Chauncey Ford, Harry Buxton Forman, David Rowland Francis, Daniel Chester French, Mrs. Edwin D. French (Mary), Edwin David French, John P. Frieden, Robert Singleton Garnett, Frederick T. Gates, George Jay Gould, Thomas Watt Gregory, Henry Guppy, Frank Wakeley Gunsaulus, Henry Howard Harper, Henri Harpignies, Albert B. Hart, Burton Jesse Hendrick, Henry Sotheran, Firm, Louis Hertle, Walter M. Hill, Ethan Allen Hitchcock, Herbert Hoover, David Franklin Houston, Joseph J. Houwink, Elbert Hubbard, Henry E. Huntington, Charles L. Hutchinson, Abraham Jacobi, Francis J.H. Jenkinson, Clare Jerrold, Walter Copeland Jerrold, Geo. S. Johns, Robert Underwood Johnson, Francis W. Kelsey, Charles Welbourne Knapp, M. Knoedler, Firm, Theodore W. Koch, Arthur A. Kocian, Frederick H. Kreismann, John LaFarge, Gardiner Martin Lane, Wm. C. Lane, Henry W. Lanier, Richard H. Lawrence, John Davison Lawson, James Wideman Lee, Frederick Wm. Lehmann, Paul Lemperly, Robert Todd Lincoln, Clarence C. Little, Charles Dealtry Locock, Henry Cabot Lodge, Amy Lowell, John Livingston Lowes, Edward Verrall Lucas, Wm. Gibbs McAdoo, V.F. McCalchy, Wallace MacMullen, Falconer Madan, Edwin Markham, Edward Percival Merritt, Sir Humphrey Summer Milford, Richard E. Miller, Edwin Knox Mitchell, Silas Weir Mitchell, Wm. Samuel Morse, Sir John Murray, John Murison, Charles Nagel, Alfred Edward Newton, Charles Dyer Norton, Sir Wm. Osler, Cora Herndon Painter, Sir Horatio Gilbert Parker, George F. Peabody, John Pickard, Henry Smith Pritchett, Herbert Putnam, Howard Pyle, Wm. A. Read, James A. Reed, Wm. Marion Reedy, Elisabeth Mills Reid, Whitelaw Reid, Geo. H. Richmond, Ernest Cushing Richardson, James Whitcomb Riley, Theodore Roosevelt, Elihu Root, Wm. Michael Rossetti, Henry Sherburne Rowe, Wm. H. Sampson, F. B. Sanborn, Walter Henry Sanborn, Charles M. Schwab, John C. Schwab, Sir John Shelley, Samuel Luckett Sherer, John Franklin Shields, Wm. Green Shillaber, Clement King Shorter, Francis H. Smith, Wm. R. Smith, Edwin Wm. Stephens, B.F. Stevens, Firm, Walter B. Stevens, Melville Elijah Stone, James Sullivan, Baroness Bertha von Suttner, Egerton Swarthout, Florence G. Sylvester, Frederick Oakes Sylvester, Wm. H. Taft, Wm. Watts Taylor, Slason Thompson, Kate Nichols Trask, Dwight Wm. Tryon, Emory S. Turner, Gabriel Weis, Wm. Henry Welch, Wellesley College, Harry Elkins Widener, Francis Wilson, Mary H. Wilson, George Parker Winship, John P. Woodbury, Sir Charles Theodore Wright, Lucien Wulsin.


box-folder   1/1.  
1874: Feb. 25-1903: Dec. 9. (14 items, 25 pp.)
box-folder   1/2.  
1904: Feb. 9-1905: April 3. (14 items, 22 pp.)
box-folder   1/3.  
1905: April 8. Including: Washington, George. Letters to Tobias Lear. Page proof. (3 items, 90 pp.)
box-folder   1/4.  
1905: April 10-Aug. 22. (18 items, 33 pp.)
box-folder   1/5.  
1905: Sept. 5-[1905?]. (19 items, 45 pp.)
box-folder   1/6.  
1906: Jan. 29-April 26. (15 items, 44 pp.)
box-folder   1/7.  
1906: June 5-Oct. 23. (20 items, 42 pp.)
box-folder   1/8.  
1906: Nov. 3-Dec. 10. (27 items, 40 pp. & 17 clippings)
box-folder   1/9.  
1906: Dec. 10-Dec. 20. (5 items, 10 pp.)
box-folder   2/10.  
1907: Jan. 4-Feb. 19. (13 items, 42 pp.)
box-folder   2/11.  
1907: Mar. 25-Nov. 24. (16 items, 37 pp. & 1 card)
box-folder   2/12.  
1908: Jan. 9-Sept. 7. (16 items, 42 pp.)
box-folder   2/13.  
1908: Sept. 27-Dec. 12. (11 items, 12 pp. & 5 clippings & 2 bookplates)
box-folder   2/14.  
1909: Jan. 7-Feb. 24. (15 items, 46 pp.)
box-folder   2/15.  
1909: April 20-Dec. 16. (20 items, 28 pp. & 7 clippings)
box-folder   2/16.  
1910: Jan. 6-Mar. 4. (18 items, 25 pp. & 4 photos)
box-folder   2/17.  
1910: April 10-Dec. 13. (13 items, 27 pp. & 1 card & 2 checks)
box-folder   3/18.  
1911: Feb. 2-Sept. 19. (18 items, 72 pp.)
box-folder   3/19.  
1911: Sept. 11-Oct. 30. (18 items, 22 pp.)
box-folder   3/20.  
1911: Oct. 31-Nov. 4. (18 items, 26 pp.)
box-folder   3/21.  
1911: Nov. 4-Nov. 8. (19 items, 26 pp.)
box-folder   3/22.  
1911: Nov. 9-Nov. 28. (18 items, 28 pp.)
box-folder   3/23.  
1911: Dec. (5 items, 8 pp.)
box-folder   4/24.  
1912: Jan. 12-May 29. (14 items, 45 pp.)
box-folder   4/25.  
1912: June 7-Dec. 26. (13 items, 26 pp.)
box-folder   4/26.  
1913: Jan. 11-Nov. 23. (14 items, 29 pp.)
box-folder   4/27.  
1914: Jan. 19-Dec. 2. (7 items, 12 pp.)
box-folder   4/28.  
1915: Jan. 4-Nov. 28. (13 items, 15 pp.)
box-folder   4/29.  
1915: Dec. 20-Dec. 26. (12 items, 15 pp.)
box-folder   4/30.  
1916: Feb. 16-Mar. 31. (12 items, 199 pp.)
box-folder   4/31.  
1916: April 11-Oct. 16. (29 items, 46 pp.)
box-folder   4/32.  
1916: Nov. 29-[1916?]. (5 items, 6 pp.)
box-folder   5/33.  
1917: Jan. 11-April 9. (13 items, 27 pp.)
box-folder   5/34.  
1917: May 10-Dec. 7. (18 items, 27 pp.)
box-folder   5/35.  
1918: Jan. 9-[Dec.]. (18 items, 21 pp. & 2 clippings.)
box-folder   5/36.  
1919: Jan. 9-1921: May 8. (16 items, 49 pp.)
box-folder   5/37.  
1921: Sept. 11-Nov. 23. (9 items, 24 pp.)
box-folder   5/38.  
1922: Jan. 3-Dec. 20. (12 items, 13 pp.)
box-folder   5/39.  
1923: Jan. 4-Nov. 11. (15 items, 22 pp. & 1 photo.)
box-folder   5/40.  
1924: Jan. 3-Dec. 28. (15 items, 23 pp.)
box-folder   5/41.  
1925: Mar. 25-May 25. (16 items, 16 pp. & 1 photo.)
box-folder   5/42.  
1925: June 13-Dec. 12. (15 items, 15 pp.)
box-folder   5/43.  
1926: Feb. 3-July 14. (15 items, 18 pp.)
box-folder   5/44.  
1926: July 17-Dec. (13 items, 13 pp. & 1 photo.)
box-folder   5/45.  
1927: Mar. 27-[n.d.]. (13 items, 20 pp. & 1 photo.)
 
I.2 Miscellany. [subseries]:
 
Map case. 1896: Oct. Nobles of the Mystic Shrine. Membership certificate for Wm. K. Bixby. (1 item, 1 p.)
box-folder   6/46.  
Congressional Country Club, Washington, D.C. 1922: Sept. 1. Life mambership certificate for W.K. Bixby. Signed by Herbert Hoover. (1 item, 1 p.)
box-folder   6/47.  
Childs, Marquis William, 1903-, American journalist. 1929: Nov. 3. Interesting St. Louisans: Wm. K. Bixby[newspaper article]. Clipping from the St. Louis Post-Dispatch Sunday Magazine. (1 item, 2 pp. in pieces)
box-folder   6/48.  
[Bixby, Wm. K., 1857-1931, American collector]. [ca.1923]. Lists of books and manuscripts in his collection. Ts. & ts.[carbon] copies. (1 item, 49 pp.)
box-folder   6/49.  
[Bixby, Wm. K., 1857-1931, American collector]. [1923]. Memorandum of trip to India, British East Africa... in 1921-22[travel diary]. Ts.[photocopy] with photographs. Bound in three-quarter zebra skin. Inscribed by Bixby to W.U. (1 item, 180 pp.)
box-folder   6/50.  
Bixby, William K., 1858-1931. [1924]. Memorandum of trip to Iceland, North Cape, Norway, etc. June, 1924[travel diary]. Ts. copy with photographs, bound in plain black cloth. One of 10 copies. Inscribed to W.U. by Bixby. (1 item, 60 pp.)
box-folder   7/-  
Index to personal correspondence (1 card file)
 
II. Washington University Papers. [series]:
 
II.1 Correspondence. [subseries]:   
Scope: The letters concern gifts which Bixby made over the years to Washington University. Items often include lists of books and manuscripts. Correspondents include Bixby, Frederic A. Hall, Winthrop H. Chenery, and James A. McMillen. One letter apparently from McMillen to Edward Caldwell of McGraw-Hill Publishing Company includes a list of Eugene Field materials presented by Bixby to Washington U.


box-folder   8/1.  
Correspondence. 1913: May 22-1923: Dec. 20 (21 items, 41 pp.)
box-folder   8/2.  
Correspondence. 1924: Feb. 6-[n.d.]. (24 items, 82 pp.)
 
II.2 Book and manuscript lists. [subseries]:
box-folder   8/3.  
Washington University Libraries, St. Louis. [ca.1925]. Lists of books and manuscripts presented to Wash. U. Libraries by William K. Bixby. Ts. and ts.[carbon] copies of 12 lists. (12 items, 41 pp.)
box-folder   8/4.  
Washington University Libraries, St. Louis. [n.d.]. Wash. U. duplicates for exchange. Ts. copy with prices annotated in pencil. (1 item, 8 pp.)
 
II.3 Miscellany. [subseries]:
box-folder   8/5.  
Newsreleases as follows:
 
1927: June 3. Chenery, Winthrop H. Announcing a gift of books from William K. Bixby. Signed.
 
[n.d.]. No author. Announcing gifts of books from William K. Bixby and C.F. Sparks. (Ts. copy.)
Note: 2 items, 4 pp.
box-folder   8/6.  
Copyright assignments made by The Bibliophile Society, Boston, to William K. Bixby and in turn to Wash. U. Items include Thoreau, Henry David, First and last journeys[essay], vols. I & II, and unpublished poems by Wm. Cullen Bryant and H.D. Thoreau. (5 items, 8 pp. & card.)
box-folder   8/7.  
Washington U., St. Louis. Alumni Bulletin, Washington University. Containing an article about a gift from William K. Bixby. 1932: Feb. (1 item, 8 pp.)
Note: 66 items
 
III. Burns Club Papers. [series]:
box-folder   9/1.  
III.1 Correspondence. 1906-1923. [subseries]: (26 items, 49 pp. & 1 card)   
Scope: The letters relate to activities of the Club. They are often responses to invitations which had been sent to Burnsians outside St. Louis. Correspondents include Henry H. Harper, J.D. Price, George Williamson, Thomas Sutherland, Roy Sherman, D. McNaught, Mathew Smith, W. Hakes, W. MacNeile Dixon, William Marion Reedy, J.C. Ewing, K. O'Malley, and Eugene H. Angert. Most are addressed to William K. Bixby.


box-folder   9/1-12  
III.2 Printed items. [subseries]:
box-folder   9/2.  
[Bixby, William K., ed.]. [n.d.]. Burns letters. Printed pages pasted in a blank book; auto. notations on blank pages; brown paper wrappers. (1 item, 36 pp.)
box-folder   9/3.  
Black, James,, Detroit Burnsian. [1867: May 1]. “The Geddes Burns”[address]. Delivered at the first regular meeting of the Burns Club of Detroit. (1 item, 4 pp.)
box-folder   9/4.  
Burns, Robert, 1759-1796, Scottish poet. [n.d.]. The cotter's Saturday night[poem], with an intro. by [H.H. Harper]. Page proofs corrected by Harper. (2 items, 11 pp.)
box-folder   9/5.  
Burns Cottage Association, Louisiana Purchase Exposition. 1904. Historical sketch and catalogue of the exhibits of the Burns Cottage Association[catalog]. Catalog of the items exhibited at the Louisiana Purchase Exposition, St. Louis. (1 item, 37 pp.)
box-folder   9/6.  
Daley, Thomas Augustine,, American journalist. [n.d.]. The birth of Tom O'Shanter[poem]. Galley proof, corrected. Signed by the author and inscribed to William K. Bixby. Clipping from the St. Louis Republic[newspaper], [n.y.]: Jan. 26, of the poem as printed;clipping concerning the reading of the poem; tear sheet from Reedy's Mirror[magazine], [n.d.], concerning Daly's speech before Burns Club. Included is Bixby's card on the galley. (5 items, 8 pp.)
box-folder   9/7.  
Hubbard, Elbert Green, 1856-1915, American writer. [1899]. Little journeys to the homes of English authors[travelog]. Printed booklet. (1 item, 35 pp.)
box-folder   9/8.  
Law, James D.,, American author. 1927. What's what and what's not so regarding Robert Burns[essay]. Inscribed by the author to William K. Bixby, 1927: July 21. Printed booklet with envelope. (1 item, 57 pp.)
box-folder   9/9.  
Scottish Exhibition of National History, Art and Industry, Glasgow. 1911. Various items related to the Exhibition as follows:
 
Prospectus, listing officers and regulations. (1 item, 8 pp.)
 
Announcement. (1 item, 3 pp.)
 
Program, including a description of the Exhibition and a brief history of Glasgow. (1 item, 28 pp.)
 
Glaister, John, Convener of the Exhibition. Precautions for safety of historical exhibits[leaflet]. (1 item, 1 p.)
box-folder   9/10.  
[n.d.]. Tom O'Shanter[poem]. Printed booklet bound in brown cloth with quarter leather, gold stamped spine. (1 item, 15 pp.)
box-folder   9/11.  
Thomas Agnew & Son, London. [1918]. The Burns Cottage Collection[catalog]. Exhibit catalog of exhibition held to benefit the Westminster Hospital. (1 item, 8 pp.)
box-folder   9/12.  
Wilson, John, et. al. 1904. Speeches and essays[literary criticism]. Published by the Burns Cottage Association. Paper wrappers. Signed by Bixby.
 
Wilson, John, et. al. 1908. Speeches and essays[literary criticism]. 4th edition - enlarged, pub. under the auspices of the Jean Armour Burns Club. Paper wrappers, signed by Bixby. (2 items, 197 pp.)
box-folder   10/13-17  
III.3 Club materials. [subseries]:
box-folder   10/13.  
Burns cottage[photo]. [n.d.]. Photo. to be included in an unidentified book, edition limited to 300, pub. for members of the Burns Club, [St. Louis?]. (1 item, 2 pp.)
box-folder   10/14.  
Burns Club, St. Louis. [1924: Jan. 25]. Meeting of Burns Club - January 25th, 1924[program]. Ts.[carbon] draft. (1 item, 2 pp.)
box-folder   10/15.  
Burns Club, St. Louis. 1912-1921. Menues, invitations, etc. Various items relating to Club activities as follows:
Note: This file missing as of 7/16/2003. CE
 
Burns Club, St. Louis. 1919: Jan. 25. Two menues for the annual Club dinner. (2 items, 8 pp.)
 
Burns Club, St. Louis. 1921: Jan. Menue for the annual Club dinner. (1 item, 5 pp.)
 
Burns Club, St. Louis. 1923: Jan. Menu for the annual Club dinner. (1 item, 4 pp.)
 
Burns Club, St. Louis. 1912: Jan. 25. Painting by H.J. Dobson reproduced by Bixby for the annual Club dinner. (1 item, 1 p.)
 
Burns Club, St. Louis. 1915: Jan. 25. Three invitations to the annual Club dinner. (3 items, 12 pp. & envelopes.)
 
Burns Club, St. Louis. 1921. Burns dinner. A list of songs and poems to be used at the annual Club dinner. Auto. draft, prepared and signed by Bixby. (1 item, 2 pp.)
Note: 9 items, 32 pp.
box-folder   10/16.  
Burns Club, St. Louis. Minutes of special meeting of the Burns Club of St. Louis to bid farewell to Wm. M. Porteous on the occasion of his departure from St. Louis to reside in Los Angeles, California[club minutes]. Printed sheet, 1923: April 19. (1 item, 1 p.)
box-folder   10/17-19  
III.4 Miscellany. [subseries]:
box-folder   10/17.  
Burns, Robert. [n.d.]. Portraits[engravings]. Two engraved portraits. (2 items, 2 pp.)
 
Map case. Burns, Robert. Proposals, for publishing by subscription, Scotch poems[subscribers' list]. Photo. mounted on brown board. With a note from J.C. Ewing to William K. Bixby, 1916: June. (1 item, 2 pp.)
box-folder   10/18.  
Burns Clubs, United States and Great Britain. 1915-1916. Items from various Burns Clubs including those in Liverpool, Blackburn-on-Almond, Glasgow, Portland, Atlanta. (11 items)
 
Map case. Samson, Wm. H.,, New York Book Dealer. [n.y.]: May 17. A.L.S. to William K. Bixby. Included is a ts.[carbon] copy of a document titled Records of the committee of the synod of Galloway for visitation of churches, 1697. (2 items, 34 pp.)
box-folder   10/19.  
Misc. items as follows:
 
[n.d.]. John Bartholomew & Co. Bartholomew's new reduced survey: Sheet 4, Ayr & Clydesdale[touring map]. Signed by Bixby on the inside sheet.
 
[n.d.]. Walsh, Honor. The[poem]. Newspaper clipping.
 
[n.d.]. J. Pearson & Co., London. Tearsheets from a booksellers catalog.
 
[n.d.]. [Auto. notes concerning Burns manuscripts].
 
[n.d.]. Ts. notes concerning Burns books and manuscripts. (2 items, 4 pp.)
Note: 6 items, 13 pp., clipping & mapNote: 80 items
 
IV. Autographs and related items. [series]:
box-folder   11/1.  
Aldrich, Thomas Bailey, 1836-1907, American author. 1903: Feb. 4. Originality [poem]. Auto. copy, signed. 1881: Jan. 3 Prescience[poem]. Auto. copy, signed. (Published in Aldrich's Writings, Boston, 1907.) (2 items, 2 pp.)
box-folder   11/2.  
Andersen, Hans Christian, 1805-1875, Danish author. 1871: July. A.L.S. to “Dear Sir”. A dealer's quote is included. (2 items, 3 pp.)
 
Map case. Anon. 1808: June 16. The crisis: Or, Britain's glory[broadsheet]. (1 item, 1 p.)
box-folder   11/3.  
Beecher, Henry Ward, 1813-1887, American clergyman. A.L.S. to William Greenleaf Eliot, appended to a spurious Beecher letter dated Oct. 20, 1870, and commenting on it. (1 item, 4 pp.)
box-folder   11/4.  
Bennett, [Enoch] Arnold, 1867-1931, English author. 1915: Sept. 7. A.L.S. to Alfred Reeve. (1 item, 3 pp.)
box-folder   11/5.  
Bjørnson, Bjørnstjerne, 1832-1910, Norwegian writer. 1899: Apr. 5. A.L.S. to Bertha von Suttner. (1 item, 3 pp.)
box-folder   11/6.  
Blouët, Leon Paul, 1848-1903, French author. 1888: June 1. A.L.S. to “Dear Sir”. (1 item, 3 pp.)
box-folder   11/7.  
Bonheur, Marie Rosalie (Rosa), 1822-1899, French painter. A.L.S. to “Monsieur”. (1 item, 4 pp.)
box-folder   11/8.  
Booth, Edwin Thomas, 1833-1893, American actor. 1858: July 23. A.L.S. to J.B. Wright. (1 item, 2 pp.)
box-folder   11/9.  
Bourgeois, LÉon Victor Auguste, 1851-1925, French statesman. 1911: June. T.L.S. To Bertha von Suttner. (1 item, 3 pp.)
box-folder   11/10.  
Bowring, Sir John, 1792-1872, English statesman and writer. 1870:Aug. 24. A.L.S. to William A. Baker. Including a copy of Watchman! Tell us of the night[hymn]. And a facsimile used as Bixby's Christmas Greeting for 1919, printed by the Merrymount Press, Boston. (2 items, 10 pp.)
box-folder   11/11.  
Brown, John, 1800-1859, American abolitionist. 1855: June 28. A.L.S. to his wife, Mary Anne Day Brown. Including a ts. transcription. (Pub. in Brown's Life and Letters, 5th ed., Concord, Mass., 1917.) (2 items, 3 pp.)
box-folder   11/12.  
Brown, John, 1800-1859, American abolitionist. 1848: Dec. 12. A.L.S. to Seth Thompson. Including dealer's quote. (2 items, 3 pp.)
box-folder   11/13.  
Browning, Elizabeth Barrett, 1806-1861, English poet. Poems, childhood. Copies of early Browning poems, probably not in the autograph of Browning. Including a descriptive card. (2 items, 3 pp. & ts. card)
box-folder   11/14.  
[Browning, Elizabeth and Robert]. Ts. summaries of the letters in folders 15-16. (2 items, 2 pp.)
box-folder   11/15.  
Browning, Elizabeth Barrett, 1806-1861, English poet. [1855] -1858: July 25. Ts. copies of nine letters to Elizabeth C. Kinney. (9 items, 27 pp.)
box-folder   11/16.  
Browning, Robert, 1812-1889, English poet. 1853: July 25-1871: Jan. 6. Ts. transcriptions of 5 letters to Elizabeth C. Kinney. (5 items, 16 pp.)
box-folder   11/17.  
Bryant, William Cullen, 1794-1878, American poet. 1877: Dec. 6. To a waterfowl [poem]. Auto. copy signed, without revision. (Pub. in Bryant's Poems, New York, 1947.) (1 item, 2 pp.)
box-folder   11/18.  
Bryce, James Bryce, viscount, 1838-1922, British historian. 1892: Jan. 14 & [n.y.]: Dec. 16. A.Ls.S. to Marshall Snow. (2 items, 7 pp.)
box-folder   11/19.  
Buckle, Henry Thomas, 1821-1862, English historian. 1861: Apr. 20. A.L.S. to “Dear Sir”. (1 item, 3 pp.)
box-folder   11/20.  
Bunner, Henry Cuyler, 1855-1896, American writer. [n.d.]. To a hyacinth plucked for decoration day [poem]. Auto. draft signed, with light auto. revision. (Pub. in Bunner's Poems, New York, 1896, p. 95). (1 item, 1 p.)
box-folder   11/21.  
Burns, Gilbert, Brother of Robert Burns. 1829: Oct. 13. A.L.S. [facsimile] to Rev. Dobie. (Pub. in Burns' Letters, Oxford, 1931.). (1 item, 4 pp.)
box-folder   11/22.  
Burns, Robert, 1759-1796, Scottish poet. 1786-1793. Correspondence in facsimile with various individuals including Mrs. Dunlop, Mr. Nicol, John Richmond, William Stewart. (6 items, 16 pp.)
box-folder   11/23.  
Burns, Robert, 1759-1796, Scottish poet. [n.d.]. Correspondence in facsimile. (7 items, 18 pp.)
box-folder   11/24.  
Burns, Robert, 1759-1796, Scottish poet. A.L.S. to William Stewart, [n.d.]. Including ts. copy. (2 items, 4 pp.)
box-folder   11/25.  
Burns, Robert, 1759-1796, Scottish poet. 1793. Account sheets. Auto. draft [facsimile]. (1 item, 4 pp.)
box-folder   11/26.  
Burns, Robert, 1759-1796, Scottish poet. [n.d.]. Elegy on Lord Glencain [poem]. Auto. [facsimile] draft. (1 item, 2 pp.)
box-folder   11/27.  
Burns, Robert, 1759-1796, Scottish poet. [n.d.]. A fable [poem]. Auto. [facsimile] draft. (1 item, 2 pp.)
box-folder   11/28.  
Burns, Robert, 1759-1796, Scottish poet. Vault [n.d.]. The five Carlins [song]. Auto. draft, without revision. Bound in green gold-stamped leather. (Pub. in Burns' Complete Poetical Works, Boston, 1897). (1 item, 5 pp.)
box-folder   11/29.  
Burns, Robert, 1759-1796, Scottish poet. 1791: Sept. Lines sent to the Earl of Buchan [poem]. Auto. draft [facsimile]. (1 item, 2 pp.)
box-folder   11/30.  
Burns, Robert. [n.d.]. Song - tune, humors of glen [song]. Auto. draft [facsimile]. (1 item, 4 pp.)
box-folder   11/31.  
Burns, Robert, 1759-1796, Scottish poet. [n.d.]. Song for Miss Craig [song]. Auto. draft [facsimile]. (1 item, 1 p.)
box-folder   11/32.  
Burns, Robert, 1759-1796, Scottish poet. [n.d.]. Auto. manuscripts [facsimile].
box-folder   11/32a.  
Byron, George Gordon, 1788-1824, English poet. 1927. Lord Byron to Tom Moore: A facsimile of the original manuscript of “My boat is on the shore”[poem]. Printed by the Merrymount Press, Boston, in an edition of 400 to be used as a Christmas Greeting by Wm. K. Bixby, 1927. (1 item, 8 pp.)
box-folder   11/33.  
Campbell, Thomas, 1777-1844, British poet. L843: July 18. A.L.S. to [Wm.?] Ayrton. (1 item, 3 pp.)
box-folder   11/34.  
Carlyle, Thomas, 1795-1881, British essayist. 1844: May 21. A.L.S. to Robert Browning. Including envelope and dealer's quote. (3 items, 6 pp. & envelope)
box-folder   11/35.  
Carnegie, Andrew, 1835-1919, American industrialist. 1910: June 30. T.L.S. to Baroness Bertha von Suttner. Including envelope. (1 item, 1 p. & envelope)
box-folder   11/36.  
Cary, Alice, 1820-1871, American poet. [n.d.]. A.L.S. to Edwin Percy Whipple. Including a biographical newspaper article written by Luella Clark and clipped from an unidentified newspaper. (2 items, 4 pp. & clippi)
box-folder   12/37.  
Cavender, John,, St. Louis slave holder. 1845: Nov. 17. Deed of emancipation for Eliza. Certified by the St. Louis Circuit Court. Auto. draft. (1 item, 2 pp.)
box-folder   12/38.  
Chesterfield, Philip Dormer Stanhope, earl of, 1694-1773, English statesman. [n.d.]. A.L. [fragment] to his son Philip Stanhope. (1 item, 4 pp.)
box-folder   12/39.1  
Clay, Henry, 1777-1852, American statesman. 1850: Aug. 14. A.L.S. to John Thompson and others. In response to their letter addressed to Clay and dated Aug. 8, 1850, also included. An engraved portrait of Clay and a dealer's quote for the two letters are included. (4 items, 9 pp.)
box-folder   12/39.2  
Clemens, Samuel Langhorne, 1835-1910, American writer. 1869: June 1. (A.L.S. to “Friend John”.)
 
1871: Sept. 28. (A.L.S. to “Lant”.)
 
[ca. 1885]. Adventures of Huckleberry Finn [novel]. Proof of the suppressed plate.
Note: 3 items, 4 pp.
box-folder   12/40.  
Connor, Annie Hoyt,, St. Louis writer. A.L.S. to Marshall S. Snow. (1 item, 2 pp.)
box-folder   12/41.  
Cooper, James Fenimore, 1789-1851, American writer. A.L.S. to Samuel F.B. Morse. Including a dealer's quote. (2 items, 5 pp.)
box-folder   12/42.  
Corot, Jean Baptiste Camille, 1796-1875, French painter. [n.d.]. Auto. note signed to [unidentified]. (1 item, 1 p.)
box-folder   12/43.  
Cressey, George Croswell,, American educator. 1888: Oct. 10, 18. 2 A.L.S. to Marshall S. Snow. (2 items, 7 pp.)
box-folder   12/44.  
Daudet, Alphonse, 1840-1897, French writer. A.L.S. to Arthur Gundaccar von Suttner. (1 item, 1 p.)
box-folder   12/45.  
David, Carroll M.,, St. Louis educator. 1889: May 8. A.L.S. to Marshall S. Snow. (1 item, 2 pp.)
box-folder   12/46.  
Davis, Jefferson, 1808-1889, President of the Confederacy. 1862: Aug. 18. Speech delivered to the Senate and House of Representatives of the Confederate States. Auto. draft signed. (1 item, 23 pp.)
box-folder   12/47.  
Defoe, Daniel, 1659?-1731, English writer. [n.d.]. Tell me preist[untitled poem]. (Auto. draft of Canto 2.)
 
1959: Nov. 12. (T.L.[carbon] from L.W. Aycock summarizing various opinions as to the authenticity of the manuscript.)
box-folder   12/48.  
Dickens, Charles John Huffam, 1812-1870, English novelist. 1846: Mar. 23. A.L.S. to James Toole. Included are an engraved portrait of Dickens and photographs of his various residences and his grave. (7 items, 1 p. & photos.)
box-folder   12/49.  
Dickens, Charles John Huffam, 1812-1870, English novelist. A.L.S. to Dudley Costello, L855: Mar. 7. Included is Bixby's card on the letter. (2 items, 2 pp. & card)
box-folder   12/50.  
Diderot, Denis, 1713-1784, French philosopher. [n.d.]. Misc. manuscripts[photostats]. Selected pages from various manuscripts. (22 pp.)
box-folder   12/51.  
Dole, Nathan Haskell, 1852-1935, American writer. 1906: Dec. 25. The Congenialogy of Hilarius Bibliomaniacus Dofobius[poem]. (Auto. draft.)
 
1904: May 27. A May walk[poem]. (Auto. draft.)
 
1904: June 5. The oriole[poem]. (Auto. draft.)
Note: 3 items, 9 pp.
box-folder   12/52.  
DorÉ. Gustave, 1832-1883, French artist. [n.d.]. Auto. note. Included is an auto. copy made by someone else. (2 items, 2 pp.)
box-folder   12/53.  
Douglas, W.S.,, Scottish Burnsian. 1880: Mar. 25. A.L.S. to [unidentified]. Facsimile. (1 item, 4 pp.)
box-folder   12/54.  
Edison, Thomas Alva, 1847-1931, American inventor. 1882: Apr. 4. A.L.S. to A.A. Reade. (1 item, 1 p.)
box-folder   12/55.  
Eliot, Charlotte Chauncy (Stearns), 1843-1930, Daughter-in-law of Wm. G. Eliot. 1904: May 23. A.L.S. to Marshall S. Snow. (1 item, 3 pp.)
box-folder   12/56.  
Eliot, Henry Ward, 1843-1919, American educator. 1863: June 18. Philosophy. The science of truth[lecture]. Auto. draft. Included is a slip with the return address of Marian C. Eliot. (2 items, 11 pp.)
box-folder   12/57.  
Eliott, Sir George Augustus, 1717-1790, British soldier. 1782: Mar. 7. A.L.S. To Simon Fraser. Included is an engraved portrait of Eliott, an unsigned biographical sketch, and Bixby's card on the letter. (4 items, 6 pp. & 1 card)
box-folder   12/58.  
Elisabeth, queen consort of Charles I, king of Rumania, 1843-1916, Rumanian queen. 1892: Oct. 10. A.L.S. to Bertha von Suttner. Included is the envelope and Bixby's card on the item. (2 items, 4 pp., card, & envelope.)
 
Map case. Fenollosa, Ernest Francisco, 1853-1908, American Orientalist. [1920: Dec. 3]. Rubbing of the Fenollosa monument[ink rubbing]. (1 item)
 
Map case. Finch, Francis Miles, 1827-1907, American poet. 1867. The blue and the gray[poem]. Auto. copy. (1 item, 8 pp.)
box-folder   13/59.  
Fiske, Abby (Morgan),, wife of John Fiske. 1906: Feb. 8. A.L.S. to Mrs. Hellman. (1 item, 2 pp.)
box-folder   13/60.  
Fiske, John, 1842-1901, American historian. 1889: Jan. 5. A.L.S. to Mrs. Botta. (1 item, 4 pp.)
box-folder   13/61.  
Flammarion, Nicolas Camille, 1842-1925, French astronomer. 1900: Oct. 2. A.N.S. to Bertha von Suttner appended to a letter from his wife to Suttner. (1 item, 4 pp.)
box-folder   13/62.  
Franklin, Benjamin, 1706-1790, American statesman. 1780: Nov. 30. A.L.S. to James Searle. (1 item, 2 pp.)
box-folder   13/63.  
Gallatin, Albert, 1761-1849, American statesman. 1809: Nov. 9. A.L.S. to Francis Few, his neice. (1 item, 3 pp.)
box-folder   13/64.  
Gladstone, William Ewart, 1809-1898, British statesman. 1860: June 29. A.L.S.[facs.] to Edward Everett. Included is a ts.[carbon] copy of the letter of thanks from Jerrold Orne, Director of Libraries, to Charles Everett, who presented the facsimile, 1947: Aug. 4. (2 items, 2 pp.)
box-folder   13/65.1  
Gladstone, William Ewart, 1809-1898, British statesman. 1895: Mar. 11. A.C.S. to William Heinemann. (1 item, 2 pp.)
box-folder   13/65.2  
Grant, Ulysses Simpson, 1822-1885, 18th President of the U.S. 1863: Jan. 31. A.L.S. to Admiral David D. Porter. (1 item, 1 p.)
box-folder   13/65.3  
Grant, Ulysses Simpson, 1822-1885, 18th President of the U.S. 1863: May 4. A.L.S. to Gen. William Tecumseh Sherman. (1 item, 2 pp.)
box-folder   13/65.4  
Grant, Ulysses Simpson, 1822-1885, 18th President of the U.S. 1865: June 10. A.L.S. to Admiral David D. Porter. (1 item, 2 pp.)
 
Map case. Great Britain, Playbills. 1794-1848. Playbills for various British theaters. (14 items, 29 pp.)
box-folder   13/66.  
Greeley, Horace, 1811-1872, American journalist. 1868: July 21. A.L.S. to Henry H. Abbott. (1 item, 2 pp.)
 
Map case. Haggard, Sir Henry Rider, 1856-1925, English writer. [n.d.]. New year greetings to the women of America[message]. Auto. draft. (1 item, 1 p.)
box-folder   13/67.  
Hallam, Arthur H.,, acquaintance of Tennyson. 1831-1833. Ts.[carbon] copies of 32 letters to Emily Tennyson. (32 items, 40 pp.)
box-folder   13/68.  
Hamilton, Alexander, 1757-1804, American statesman. 1791: Mar. 17. A.L.S. to Nathaniel Appleton. Included is an undated engraved portrait of Hamilton, and Bixby's card on the item. (3 items, 5 pp.)
 
Map case. Hamilton, Alexander,, Judge, 8th judicial circuit, Mo. 1850: Oct. 21. Record of escape for a slave belonging to Andrew G. Gist[court document]. Auto. draft. (1 item, 2 pp.)
box-folder   13/69.  
Hancock, John, 1737-1793, American statesman. 1768: Dec. 26. Invoice. Auto. document. (1 item, 2 pp.)
box-folder   13/70.  
Hardy, Thomas, 1840-1928, English novelist. 1882: Dec. 5. A.L.S. to [Alfred Arthur Reade]. Included is a T.L.S.[photocopy] from Robert M. Schmitz to Marjorie Karlson, 1969: Aug. 26, concerning the Hardy letter. (Published in Hardy, Florence Emily, The Early Life of Thomas Hardy, (New York: 1928) pp. 204-05. (2 items, 3 pp.)
box-folder   13/71.  
Havana. [1826-27]. Murder trial. Auto. proceedings of a murder trial. Included is Bixby's card on the item. (2 items, 105 pp. & card)
box-folder   13/72.  
Hay, John, 1838-1905, American statesman. [1892]. Compensation[poem]. Auto. copy. (Pub. in Century Magazine, 45: 222, Dec. 1892.) (1 item, 1 p.)
box-folder   13/73.  
Herder, Johann Gottfried von, 1744-1803, German philosopher, [n.d.]. Abraham und Nimrod[religious essay]. (Auto. fragment.)
 
[n.d.]. Abrahams kindheit[religious essay]. (Auto. fragment.)
 
Both are fragments of Herder's Jüdische dichtungen und fabeln.
 
Included is a document from the Goethe-Shiller-Archiv, Weimar, [n.d.], attesting to the authenticity of the documents, and ts. copies of them.
Note: 4 items, 5 pp.
box-folder   13/74.  
Hitchcock, Henry, 1829-1902, St. Louis lawyer and educator. 1867: July 19. A.L.S. to William G. Eliot. (1 item, 2 pp.)
box-folder   13/75.  
Hitchcock, Henry, 1829-1902, St. Louis lawyer and educator. 1887-1889. Three A.Ls.S. and 1 T.L.S. to Marshall Snow. (4 items, 11 pp.)
box-folder   13/76.  
Holmes, Oliver Wendell, 1809-1894, American writer. 1882: April 21. Lord, let war's tempest cease[untitled poem]. Auto. copy. Included is a magazine photo. of Holmes dated 1888: May 8. (2 items, 2 pp.)
box-folder   13/77.  
Holmes, Oliver Wendell, 1809-1894, American writer. [n.d.]. Portrait[engraving]. (1 item, 1 p.)
box-folder   13/78.  
Holmes, Oliver Wendell, 1809-1894, American writer. 1889: May 3. We love him[untitled poem]. Auto. copy[facsimile]. (1 item, 1 p.)
box-folder   13/78a.  
Holmes, Oliver Wendell, 1809-1894, American writer.. [n.d.]. [Untitled poem]. Auto. card on verso of ad for Mound City Ice Co.
box-folder   13/79.  
Hurst Fannie, 1889-1968, American writer. 1913: June 4. T.L.S. to Winthrop H. Chenery; 1913: Nov. 1. A.L.S. to Chenery. (2 items, 3 pp.)
box-folder   13/80.  
Ibsen, Henrik, 1828-1906, Norwegian dramatist. 1892: July 17. A.L.S. to Bertha von Suttner. The envelope is included. (1 item, 1 p.)
box-folder   13/81.1  
Ingersoll, Robert Green, 1833-1899, American lawyer. 1881: Mar. 27. A.L.S. to K.K. Jones. Included is a dealer's quote. (2 items, 9 pp.)
box-folder   13/81.2  
Irving, Washington, 1783-1859, American writer. 1825. Notes, extracts, etc.[notebook]. Auto. notes concerning his reading. (1 item, 86 pp.)
box-folder   13/82.1  
Irving, Washington, 1783-1859, American writer. 1830: Dec. 7. A.L.S. to Don Juan Wetherell. Included is a dealer's quote. (2 items, 3 pp.)
box-folder   13/82.2  
Jackson, Andrew, 1767-1854, 7th President of the U.S. 1813: Dec. 19. A.L.S. to Rachel (Donelson) Jackson. (Pub. in Jackson's Correspondence, Washington, 1926-1933, I, 400-01.) (1 item, 2 pp.)
box-folder   13/82.3  
Jackson, Andrew, 1767-1854, 7th President of the U.S.. 1831: Oct. 27. A.L.S. to Andrew Jackson, Jr. (Pub. in Jackson's Correspondence, IV, 365-66.) (1 item, 3 pp.)
box-folder   13/82.4  
Jackson, Andrew, 1767-1854, 7th President of the U.S.. 1832: Sept. 30. A.L.S. to Andrew Jackson, Jr. (1 item, 2 pp.)
box-folder   13/82.5  
Jackson, Andrew, 1767-1854, 7th President of the U.S.. 1833: Nov. 23. A.L.S. to Andrew Jackson, Jr. (1 item, 2 pp.)
box-folder   13/82.6  
Jackson, Andrew, 1767-1854, 7th President of the U.S.. 1834: Feb. 8. A.L.S. to Andrew Jackson, Jr. (1 item, 2 pp.)
box-folder   13/82.7  
Jackson, Andrew, 1767-1854, 7th President of the U.S.. 1834: May 1. A.L.S. to Andrew Jackson, Jr. (Pub. in Jackson's Correspondence, V, 263-64, where it is misdated May 4, 1834.) (1 item, 4 pp.)
box-folder   14/83.  
Jacob, Lambert,, St. Louis slaveholder. 1836: July 14. Deed of emancipation. Auto. document. (1 item, 4 pp.)
box-folder   14/84.  
James, Henry, 1843-1916, American writer. [n.y.]: Jan. 29. A.L.S. to [unidentified]. (1 item, 1 p.)
box-folder   14/85.  
Johnson, Sir William, 1715-1774, British officer in North America. 1774: July 28. A.L.S. to Robert Henry. (1 item, 4 pp.)
box-folder   14/86.  
Jordan, Dorothea, 1762-1816, British actress. [n.d.]. 3 A.Ls.S. to the Duke of Clarence, later William IV of England. Included is Bixby's card on the items. (5 items, 10 pp. & one envelope)
box-folder   14/87-90.  
Jordan, Dorothea, 1762-1816, British actress. [1790-1811]. Correspondence with the Duke of Clarence, later William IV. Ts.[carbon] copies. (352 items, 391 pp.)
box-folder   14/91.  
Jussomme, RenÉ,, Early resident of St. Louis. 1813: July 7. Document of indenture for an Indian girl. Auto. document. Included is Bixby's card on the item. (2 items, 7 pieces)
box-folder   14/92.  
Keats, John, 1795-1821, English poet. 1818: April. As young & pretty as the bud [untitled poem]. Auto. draft with auto. revisions. Attributed to Keats. Mounted and bound in green gold-stamped morocco, in a green gold-stamped morocco case. The poem's actual author was John Hamilton Reynolds. (1 item, 4 pp.)
box-folder   14/92a.  
Kipling, Rudyard, 1865-1936, British author. [c1910]. If[poem]. Broadside inscribed to W.U. by William K. Bixby. (1 item, 1 p.)
box-folder   14/92b.  
Kipling, Rudyard, 1865-1936, British author. The outlaw[poem]. Printed broadside inscribed to W.U. by William K. Bixby. (1 item, 1 p.)
box-folder   14/92c.  
[n.d.]. The sons of Martha[poem]. With an intro. by Arthur M. Lewis. Inscribed to W.U. by William K. Bixby. (1 item, 4 pp.)
box-folder   14/93.  
Labadie, Victoire,, St. Louis slaveholder. 1853: Jan. 19. Deed of emancipation for a slave. Auto. document. (1 item, 2 pp.)
 
Map case. La Beaume, Louis A.,, St. Louis slaveholder. 1845: Dec. 3. Deed of emancipation for a slave called Samuel. Auto. document. Included is Bixby's card on the item. (2 items, 1 p. & card)
box-folder   14/94.  
Lamb, Charles, 1775-1834, English essayist. 1905. Letters, ed. by H.H. Harper [collection of letters]. Partial galley proof, corrected. (1 item, 18 pp.)
box-folder   14/95.  
Lamb, Charles, 1775-1834, English essayist. Trial proofs of title page engraved by Edwin Davis French. (3 items, 3 pp.)
box-folder   14/96.  
Lamb, Charles, 1775-1834, English essayist. Introduction written by H.H. Harper. Ts.[carbon] copy with light auto. revisions. (1 item, 37 pp.)
box-folder   14.2/-  
Lamb, Charles, 1775-1834, English essayist. Original copper plated for the Lamb publications of Bibliophile society designed by W.H. Bicknell and others. (14 items)
box-folder   14.2/-  
Lamb, Charles, 1775-1834, English essayist. Proofs of illustrations used for the Lamb publications of Bibliophile society. Includes notations by Henry H. Harper. (9 items)
box-folder   14/97.  
Lamb, Charles, 1775-1834, English essayist. [1826: Feb. 4]. A.L.S. to Charles Ollier. (1 item, 1 p.)
box-folder   14/98.  
Lamb, Charles, 1775-1834, English essayist. 1798-1814. Correspondence with various individuals including Coleridge, Robert Lloyd, W.T. Manning, and J.J. Morgan. All items in this folder are fascimiles. (11 items, 38 pp.)
box-folder   14/99.  
Lang, Andrew, 1844-1912, Scottish scholar. 1892: Jan. 12. A.L.S. to [unidentified]. Included is a dealer's quote on the item. (2 items, 5 pp.)
box-folder   14/100.  
Leduc, M.P.,, early St. Louis resident. 1806: Jan. 8. Deed of sale for land. Auto. document. (1 item, 2 pp.)
box-folder   15/101.  
Lee, Robert Edward, 1807-1870, American army officer. 1861: May 3. A.L.S. to Hugh W. Mercer. (1 item, 4 pp.)
box-folder   15/101a.  
Lewis, Allen. 1926. Burial of Joseph Glover[woodcut]. Printed by the Pynson Printers of New York. (1 item, 1 p.)
box-folder   15/102.1  
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865, 16th Pres. of the U.S. 1861: Oct. 17. A.L.S.[fascimile] To Major Ramsey. Included is a folder from the R.R. Donnelley & Sons Company of Chicago which describes the process by which the letter was reproduced. (2 items, 6 pp.)
box-folder   15/102.2  
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865, 16th Pres. of the U.S. [n.d.]. Auto. note signed. (1 item, 2 pp.)
box-folder   15/102.3  
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865, 16th Pres. of the U.S. 1838. Stuart & Lincoln. Legal brief prepared by the law firm of Abraham Lincoln. (1 item, 3 pp.)
box-folder   15/103.  
Lincoln, Benjamin, 1733-1810, American army officer. 1787: Dec. 4. A.L.S. to George Washington. (1 item, 34 pp.)
box-folder   15/104.  
Locke, John, 1632-1704, English philosopher. 1702/3: Mar. 12. A.L.S. to Anthony Ashley Cooper, 3rd earl of Shaftesbury. Included is a dealer's quote on the item. (2 items, 3 pp.)
box-folder   15/105.  
Longfellow, Henry Wasdworth, 1807-1882, American poet. 1867: Feb. 27. Excelsior[poem]. Auto. copy. (1 item, 4 pp.)
box-folder   15/106.  
Longfellow, Henry Wasdworth, 1807-1882, American poet. 1880: Mar. 3. A.L.S. to Henry H. Clark. Included is a poem clipped from a newspaper, At seventy-three, by Henry Henderson. (2 items, 6 pp. & envelope)
box-folder   15/107.  
Lytton, Edward George Earle Lytton Bulwer-Lytton, 1st baron, 1803-1873, English writer. 1863: Dec. 2. A.L.S. to Lady Mary Cotton, Viscountess Combermere. (1 item, 4 pp.)
box-folder   15/108.1  
Macready, William Charles, 1793-1873, English actor. 1846: April 16. A.L.S. to Charles Mackay. Included are two engraved portraits of Macready in different parts. (3 items, 6 pp. & envelope)
box-folder   15/108.2  
Madison, James, 1751-1836, 4th President of the U.S. 1813: May 7. A.L.S. to Robert Madison. (1 item, 2 pp.)
box-folder   15/109.1  
Marat, Jean Paul, 1743-1793, French revolutionary. [n.d.]. Polish letters [pol. satire]. Ts.[carbon] translation with auto. revisions made by the editor. Published by the Bibliophile Society, Boston, 1905. (1 item, 191 pp.)
box-folder   15/109.2  
Marshall, John, 1755-1835, U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice. A.Ls.S. to James M. Marshall dated as follows: 1799: Dec. 6, 1806: Feb. 13, 1822: July 9, 1825: Feb. 14, 1826: Dec. 29, 1831: Dec. 19. (6 items, 22 pp.)
box-folder   15/110.  
Massachusetts (Colony). Provincial Congress. [1781-82]. Bonds. Printed documents. (2 items, 4 pp.)
box-folder   15/111.  
Massachusetts (Colony). Provincial Congress. 1774-1775. Five auto. documents as follows:
 
1774: Dec. 3. Report of the committee appointed to take into consideration the state of rights, state of grievances, and the association, as stated by the Continental Congress. (Published in the Journals of Each Provincial Congress of Massachusetts in 1774 and 1775, Boston, 1838, pp. 57-58.)
 
1774: Dec. 9. Report of the committee relative to the public moneys. (Pub. ibid., pp. 65-66.).
 
1774: Dec. 10. Report of the committee on the state of the province. (Pub. ibid., pp. 69-72.)
 
1775: Feb. 9. Report relative to the power of the committee of safety, (Auto. draft possibly by Samuel Adams. (Pub. ibid., pp. 89-90.))
 
1775: April 10. Report of the committee appointed to draught a letter to the colonies of Conn., R.I. and N.H. (Auto. draft possibly by Samuel Adams. (Pub. ibid., pp. 136-37.))
Note: 5 items, 13 pp.
box-folder   15/112.  
Mercer, Thomas H. 1861: April 10. A.L.S. to Hugh W. Mercer. (1 item, 3 pp.)
box-folder   15/113.  
Mifflin, Lloyd, 1846-1921, American poet. A.L.S. to W.U. Husel, 1912: April 9. Included is a photographic portrait of Mifflin. (2 items, 5 pp.)
box-folder   15/114.  
Miller, Cincinnatus Hiner (Joaquin), 1839-1913, American poet. [1876]. Centennial Day in Philadelphia[description]. Auto. draft. (1 item, 9 pp.)
box-folder   15/114a.  
Mississippi Valley Sanitary Fair, St. Louis. 1864: April 20. Two receipts to William Chauvenet. Issued by the Treasurer's Dept. Printed documents completed in auto. (2 items, 2 pp.)
box-folder   15/115.  
Moir, David Macbeth, 1798-1851, Scottish physician and poet. [n.y.]: Jan. 24. A.L.S. to I.F. Hislop. (1 item, 2 pp.)
box-folder   15/115a.  
Moore, Clement C., 1779-1863, American poet. [n.d.]. A visit from St. Nicholas[poem]. Facsimile of the original manuscript. Used as a Christmas greeting by Wm. K. Bixby. 4 copies. (4 items, 20 pp.)
box-folder   15/116.  
Moore, Thomas, 1779-1852, Irish poet. [n.d.]. Who'll tie my love-knots?[song]. Auto. copy of words and music. (Pub. in Moore's Poetical Works, London, 1910, pp. 244-45.) (1 item, 4 pp.)
box-folder   15/117.  
Morse, Samuel Finley Breese, 1791-1872, American artist and inventor. [1845]: Aug. 7. A.L.S. to [unidentified]. (1 item, 4 pp.)
box-folder   15/118.  
Motley, John Lathrop, 1814-1877, American historian. [n.y.]: July 19. A.L.S. to [unidentified]. (1 item, 1 p.)
 
Map case. Napoleon I, 1769-1821, emperor of France. 1800: Sept. 16. Commission of Joseph Laurent Demont as brigadier general. Signed by Napoleon, Berthier and Maret. (1 item, 1 p.)
box-folder   15/119.  
Napoleon III, 1808-1873, emperor of France. 1853L June 7. Document authorizing publication. Auto. document. (1 item, 1 p.)
box-folder   15/119a.  
Newton, Alfred Edward, 1863-1940, American Bibliophile. 1924. John Mytton[biographical sketch]. Booklet printed as a Christmas greeting for Newton's friends. Bixby, Ser. IV. (1 item, 10 p.)
box-folder   15/120.  
Newton, Sir Isaac, 1642-1727, English scientist. 1678: Feb. 2. A.L.S. to Robert Hooke. Included is an engraving of Newton's birthplace. (2 items, 4 pp.)
box-folder   15/121.  
Orsay, Harriet Anne Frances (Gardiner) comtesse d', 1812-1869, English poet. [n.d.]. A sketch[poem]. Auto. draft with light auto. revision. (1 item, 3 pp.)
box-folder   15/122.  
Paine, Thomas, 1737-1809, American political theorist. 1803: July 29. A.L.S. to Charles Wilson Peale. Included is a ts.[carbon] copy of biographical sketches of Paine and Peale, and a dealer's quote on the letter. (3 items, 4 pp.)
 
Vault. Pope, Alexander, 1688-1744, English poet. [n.d.]. Windsor forest[poem]. Auto. draft with extensive auto. revision. Bound in tan cloth, quarter leather, gold stamped on spine. (Pub. in facsimile, St. Louis, 1952. W.U. Studies. New Series. Language and Literature, No. 21.) (1 item, 18 pp.)
 
Map case. Reedy, William Marion, 1862-1920, St. Louis Journalist. 1919: Jan. 31. Reedy's Mirror[newspaper]. (1 item, 16 pp.)
box-folder   15/123.  
Riley, James Whitcomb, 1849-1916, American poet. 1880-1884. A.Ls.S. to Clara Bottsford (?). Included is Bixby's card on the letters. (13 items, 29 pp. & card)
 
Reynolds, John Hamilton, See Keats, John.
box-folder   15/124.  
Reynolds, John 1883-1901. Misc. correspondence with various individuals including Robert Underwood Johnson, Miss Laughlin, etc. (6 items, 9 pp.)
box-folder   15/125.  
Reynolds, John Misc. items as follows:
 
[n.d.]. Mr. Foley's Christmas[poem]. (Auto. draft without revision.)
 
[n.d.]. Mr. Foley's Christmas[poem]. Galley proof, corrected. Appended is an A.L.S. from Riley to Miss Laughlin, [n.d.].
 
[n.d.]. Portrait[photo.].
 
1900: May 28. Self-portrait[sketch]. Facsimile of pencil sketch with a poem, dedicated to Miss Julia Sharpe.
Note: 5 items, 7 pp.
box-folder   15/125a.  
Riley, James Whitcomb, 1849-1916, American poet. [n.d.]. Cradle song[poem]. Facsimile printed as a Christmas Greeting for Wm. K. Bixby. (1 item, 2 pp.)
box-folder   15/125b.  
Riley, James Whitcomb, 1849-1916, American poet. 1926. Kissing the rod[poem]. Facsimile printed as a Christmas Greeting for Wm. K. Bixby. (1 item, 2 pp.)
box-folder   15/126.  
Rogers, Samuel, 1763-1855, English poet. 1834: Dec. 12. A.L.S. to [unidentified]. (1 item, 3 pp.)
box-folder   15/126a.  
Rodgers, James B.,, St. Louis printer. [ca.1865]. Died, near the south-side rail road...[broadside]. Satirical death notice for the Southern Confederacy. (1 item, 1 p.)
box-folder   15/127.  
Root, George Frederick, 1820-1896, American composer. Items as follows:
 
1893: Jan. In the prison cell I sit[song]. (Auto. copy, inscribed to Belmont Perry.)
 
1894: Dec. Yes, we'll rally `round the flag boys[song]. (Auto. copy, inscribed to Mr. Freiberger.)
 
1895: June 14. Portrait[photo.].
box-folder   15/127a.  
Ruskin, John, 1819-1900, English essayist. [n.d.]. Two engraved portraits. (2 items, 2 pp.)
box-folder   15/128.  
San Martín, JosÉ de, 1778-1850, South American revolutionary. 1831: Sept. 12. A.L.S. to Tomas Guido. (1 item, 2 pp.)
box-folder   15/129.  
Sclanders, J.L.,, American artist. 1888: Mar. 28. A.L.S. to George H. Yenowine. (1 item, 2 pp.)
box-folder   15/130.  
Scott, Alexander,, St. Louis resident. 1834: April 16. Petition of bankruptcy. Auto. document. (1 item, 2 pp.)
box-folder   15/131.  
Scott, Sir Walter, 1771-1832, Scottish writer. Items as follows:
 
[1828?]: Feb. 4. (A.L.S. to Thomas Moore.)
 
[n.y.]: Mar. 8. (A.L.S. Fragment.)
 
[n.d.]. Portrait[engraving].
Note: 3 items, 4 pp.
box-folder   15/132.  
Shaftesbury, Anthony Ashley Cooper, 3rd earl of, 1671-1713, English philosopher. 1702/3: March 15. A.L.S. to John Locke. (1 item, 2 pp.)
box-folder   15/133.  
Shelley, Mary Wollstonecraft, 1797-1851, English novelist. 5 A.Ls.S. dated as follows: [1825], [1827: July 24], [1828: Nov. 5], [1829: Aug. 14, 24]. (5 items, 11 pp.)
 
Shelved. Shelley, Percy Bysshe, 1792-1822, English poet. [ca.1822]. Notebook taken by Shelley on his last voyage[notebook]. Auto.[photocopy]. Bound. (1 item, 89 pp.)
box-folder   16/134.  
Sherman, William Tecumseh, 1820-1891, Civil War General. Letters as follows:
 
[1863]: June 7. (A.L.S. to David D. Porter.)
 
1875: Nov. 23 & 1884: Dec. 8. (A.Ls.S. to Marshall S. Snow.)
 
1902. Washington University Association, St. Louis. Lectures 1902-03. Announcement of lectures to be delivered by Marshall S. Snow.
Note: 4 items, 13 pp.
box-folder   16/135.  
Sienkiewicz, Henryk, 1846-1916, Polish novelist. 1900: Feb. 28. A.L.S. to Bertha von Suttner. (1 item, 4 pp.)
box-folder   16/136.  
Smith, Ashbel, 1805-1886, Texas ambassador to England. 1844: Aug. 14. A.L.S. to William H. Daingerfield. (1 item, 5 pp.)
box-folder   16/137.  
Stedman, Edmund Clarence, 1833-1908, American poet and businessman. [n.d.]. [Editorial]. Auto. copy. (1 item, 10 pp.)
box-folder   16/138.  
Stevenson, Robert Louis, 1850-1894, English author. (A.Ls.S. and other items as follows:)
Note: Included are dealer's quotes on various Stevenson letters
 
1883: July 2. (A.L.S. to Thomas Stevenson.)
 
1886: Jan. 2. (A.L.S. to James Payn.)
 
[n.d.]. (2 A.Ls.S. to Thomas Stevenson.)
 
[n.d.]. Brown, William, Scottish bookseller. Descriptive notes upon a unique collection of autograph letters of Robert Louis Stevenson[dealer's catalogue].
box-folder   16/139.  
Stevenson, Robert Louis, 1850-1894, English author. 1888: Sept. A letter to a young gentleman who proposes to embrace the career of art[essay]. Sheets torn from Scribner's Magazine, with a rejoinder by Will H. Low in auto. (1 item, 10 pp.)
box-folder   16/140.  
Stevenson, Robert Louis, 1850-1894, English author. [n.d.]. Musical compositions. Auto. copies of scores. Bound in red gold-stamped morocco. (1 item, 8 pp.)
box-folder   16/141.  
Stevenson, Robert Louis, 1850-1894, English author. [n.d.]. The sleeper awakened[play]. Auto. draft, with light auto. revision. Fragment. Included is a dealer's quote on the item. (2 items, 6 pp.)
box-folder   16/142.  
Stevenson, Robert Louis, 1850-1894, English author. [1887]. Ticonderoga[poem]. Galley proof, uncorrected. With an auto. note by Will H. Low, 1912: Jan. In a blue cloth folder. (1 item, 3 pp.)
box-folder   16/143.  
Stevenson, Robert Louis, 1850-1894, English author. [n.d.]. Photograph of Stevenson family members and others. (1 item)
box-folder   16/144.  
Strachey, John St. Loe, 1860-1927, English journalist. 1923: May 11. A.L.S. [facsimile] to “Dear Sir”. (1 item, 4 pp.)
box-folder   16/145.  
Strauss, Richard, 1864-1949, German composer. 1910: Nov. 8. A.L.S. to Bertha von Suttner. Inculded is a ts.[photocopy] transcription of the letter. (2 items, 2 pp.)
box-folder   16/146.  
Stuart, James Ewell Brown, 1833-1864, Confederate army officer. 1864: Feb. 9. A.L.S. to Mary Randolph. Included is a T.L.S. from Alexander C. Niven to Andrew Eaton, 1962: May 22, concerning editing and printing the letter, and two off-prints from the Virginia Magazine of History and Biography, Vol. 70, No. 2, April 1962. (4 items, 9 pp.)
box-folder   16/147.  
Sumner, Charles Allen, 1811-1874, American statesman. 1839: Sept. 28. A.L.S. to R.H. Rice. (1 item, 4 pp.)
box-folder   16/148.  
Sumner, Charles Allen, 1811-1874, American statesman. 1862: Oct. 6. Emancipation! Its policy and necessity as a war measure for supression of the rebellion[speech]. Printed version. (1 item, 23 pp.)
box-folder   16/149.  
Swinburne, Algernon Charles, 1837-1909, English poet. [n.d.]. Mr. Whistler's lecture on art[essay] and Memorial verses on the death of Richard Burton[poem]. Facsimiles. Published by the Bibliophile Society, Boston, from the collection of William K. Bixby. Printed sheets in blue folder. Included is a dealer's quote of Swinburne manuscripts. (2 items, 18 pp.)
box-folder   16/150.  
Sylvester, Frederick Oakes, 1869-1915, American poet and painter. Three poems as follows:
 
[n.d.]. Were arrows names for all the trees[untitled poem]. (Auto. copy signed.)
 
[n.d.]. The spirit of loveliness[poem]. (Auto. copy signed.)
 
1909: Dec. 1. Poem to be read Christmas Day[poem]. (Auto. copy signed.)
Note: 3 items, 3 pp.
box-folder   16/151.  
Tardiveau, (B.), Audrain & Cie, New Orleans. 1793: April 20. Contrat de sociÉtÉ[contract]. Auto. draft. (1 item, 11 pp.)
box-folder   16/152.  
Taylor, Charles Jay, 1855-1929, American artist. 1894: Nov. 26; Dec. 3. 2 A.Ls.S. to George H. Yenowine. (2 items, 3 pp.)
box-folder   16/153.  
Teasdale, Sara, 1884-1933, American poet. Items as follows:
 
1915: Sept. 27. (A.L.S. to Winthrop H. Chenery. 2 pp.)
 
[1915]. Dark of the moon[collection of poems]. Advertising flyer.
 
1933: Nov. 1. $83,621 estate left by Sara Teasdale[newspaper clipping]. Article clipped from the St. Louis Globe-Democrat.
Note: 3 items, 6 pp. & clipping
box-folder   16/154.  
Tennyson, Alfred Tennyson, 1st baron, 1809-1892, English poet. 1866: Dec. 24. A.L.S. to [unidentified]. (1 item, 3 pp.)
box-folder   16/155.  
Thackeray, William Makepeace, 1811-1863, English novelist. [n.d.]. Adventures of Philip[novel]. Auto. draft of one page, with extensive auto. revision. Included is a portrait of Thackeray and Bixby's card on the items. (3 items, 3 pp.)
 
Vault. Thoreau, Henry David, 1817-1862, American poet. (Auto. worksheets with extensive auto. revision of the following poems:)
 
The Centaur[poem]. (1 p.)
 
If love fails in strife with love[untitled poem]. (4 pp.)
 
The just made perfect[poem]. (2 pp.)
 
Our country[poem]. (2 pp.)
 
Some streaks of morning[poem]. (2 pp.)
 
Tell me why should I live[untitled poem]. (1 p.)
 
Included is Bixby's card on the items.
Note: 7 items, 12 pp. & card
box-folder   16/156.  
Thoreau, Henry David, 1817-1862, American poet. Ts.[carbon] transcriptions of the poems held in the Bixby Collection, with auto. notes attributed to F.B. Sanborn. Included is a photocopy of Thoreau's poems in Bixby Washington-University Manuscripts [critical essay], from Emerson Society Quarterly, [1962]. (2 items, 25 pp.)
box-folder   16/157.  
Tolstoi, Lev, Graf., 1828-1910, Russian novelist. 1901: Aug. 28. A.L.S. to Bertha von Suttner. (1 item, 4 pp.)
box-folder   16/158.  
Tyler, Mary E.,, American poet. 1883: Nov. 22. Mary's little lamb [poem]. Auto. copy. Included is a facsimile produced by the Merrymount Press, Boston, used as Bixby's Christmas Greeting, 1920. (2 items, 7 pp.)
box-folder   16/159.  
Tyler, S.W.,, Illinois businessman. Business correspondence as follows:
 
1849: Feb. 17. Scott, Naylor & Co., St. Louis. (A.L.S. written on a copy of the St. Louis Price-Current, Shipping and Commercial List, 1849: Feb. 17.)
 
1849: Jan. 6. Patch, William G. (A.L.S. to Scott written on a copy of the St. Louis Price-Current and Commercial Record, 1849: Jan. 6.)
Note: 2 items, 8 pp.
 
Map case. UniversitÉ ImpÉriale, France. 1810: May 1. Diploma conferred on Robert Douay. Auto. and printed document. (1 item, 1 p.)
box-folder   16/160.  
Warren, Joseph, 1741-1775, American Revolutionary officer. [n.d.]. A.L.S. to [unidentified]. Included are an engraved portrait of Warren and a dealer's quote on the letter. (3 items, 2 pp. & card)
box-folder   16/161.  
Washington, Booker Taliaferro, 1859?-1915, American educator. 1910: Mar. 14. T.L.S. to the “Editor The Independent”. (1 item, 2 pp.)
box-folder   16/162.  
Waterhouse, Sylvester, 1830-1902, 1883: June 30. A.L.S. to Marshall S. Snow. (1 item, 3 pp.)
box-folder   16/163.  
Whitman, Walt, 1819-1892, American poet. 1882: May 19. A.L.S. to [unidentified]. (1 item, 1 p.)
box-folder   16/164.  
Whitman, Walt, 1819-1892, American poet. 1891: June 8. A.L.S. to [his sister]. (1 item, 1 p.)
box-folder   16/165.  
Whittier, John Greenleaf, 1807-1892, American poet. 1875: Nov. 27. A.L.S. to Mrs. Sargent. (1 item, 4 pp.)
box-folder   16/166.  
Wiggin, Kate Douglas, 1856-1923, American writer. Items as follows:
 
1899: July 1. (A.L.S. to Alice C. Denison. 2 pp.)
 
1927: Feb. 28. Denison, G.M. (T.L. to [unidentified]. 1 p.)
 
[n.d.] Photograph of Wiggin.
Note: 3 items, 3 pp. & clipping
box-folder   16/167.  
Willard, Frances Elizabeth, 1839-1898, American educator and reformer.
 
1892: May 5. A.L.S. to Victor Fremont Lawson. Included is Bixby's card on the item. (2 items, 3 pp.)
box-folder   16/168.  
Wixford, John F.,, St. Louis Chemist. 1904: May 31. A.L.S. to Marshall S. Snow. (1 item, 2 pp.)
box-folder   16/169.  
Wright, J.B. 1858: Sept. 20. A.L.S. to Edwin Booth. (1 item, 2 pp.)
box-folder   16/170.  
Yeatman, James Erwin, 1818-1901, St. Louis civic leader. [n.d.]. A.L.[fragment] to Miss Slocum, attributed to Yeatmen. (1 item, 3 pp.)
 
Map case. Yusupov, Feliks,, Russian prince. [n.d.]. Auto. note. Included is Bixby's card on the item. (2 items, 2 pp.)
box-folder   17/171.  
Zimmermann, Dr. 1831-32. Bergbaukunde nach dem vortrag des bergsekretàr Dr. Zimmermann zu Clausthal[lectures]. Auto. volume. (1 item, 186 pp.)
box-folder   17/172.  
Zola, Emile, 1840-1902, French author. 1893: Dec. 1. A.L.S. to Bertha von Suttner. (1 item, 2 pp.)
box-folder   17/173.  
Zola, Emile, 1840-1902, French author. Gottschalk, Paul,, German bookseller. [n.d.]. Zola letters[dealer's description]. Ts. copy. (1 item, 6 pp.)
box-folder   17/174-178.  
Zola, Emile, 1840-1902, French author. 1878-1895. Auto. letters and notes to Jacob van Santon Kolff concerning the translation of Zola's works. (55 items, 127 pp. & 7 note cards)
box-folder   17/179.  
Zola, Emile, 1840-1902, French author. Envelopes from the Zola letters mounted on cardboard. (50 items.)
box-folder   17/180.  
Zola, Emile, 1840-1902, French author. Misc. as follows:
 
[n.d.]. Bank note. Dix livres Tournois. Printed note in French. (1 item, 1 p.)
 
1925. T.H.B.W. A pilgrim's grace[poem]. Printed for Wm. K. Bixby to be used as a Christmas Greeting for 1925. (1 item, 2 pp.)
Note: 891 items
 
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
 
VI. John Paul Jones. Commemoration at Annapolis, 1906.   
Scope: Program for 1906 program at the Naval Academy.