Place Published: Various
Date Published: 1842 to 1982
Binding: No binding & hard cover
14 authors are represented in this collection including 33 items dating from 1842 to 1982 specifically 19 letters, 6 photos, 6 books, 1 note, and 1 brochure.
BENCHLY, Nathaniel (American novelist, humorist and children’s author).
• TLS to Mr. Light, 28 April 1960, re the sale of Manhattan and the Canarsees.
BENNETT, John (American children’s author and anthologist of black folk tales based on Gullah culture).
• Master Skylark (New York: The Century Co., 1922), blue illustrated cloth, with a heart-felt inscription to the Misses Briscoe of Piedmont on the front free endpaper, 1925, and a TLS (2 pp.) to Louise Briscoe, 14 September 1925, with envelope, recounting his family’s background in Piedmont and providing publishing history about Master Skylark.
BLUME, Judy (American writer known for children's and young adult fiction).
• 1 Four pp. brochure (circa 1976) with photograph of Blume by E. Hamilton-West and a long signed inscription addressed “Hi Irwin”.
• 2 signed color photos: Blume with line, “ARE YOU THERE Judy? IT’S US, THE INTERNET.”; girl and home in background.
• 2 signed b&w photos.
• 2 b&w photos: Blume signing books, 18-19 August 1977, Chronicle; Blume seated holding a book, a move to New York us a dream come true, NYT Pictures, Jack Manning, 13 October 1982.
BURGESS, Thornton W. (American children’s author).
• TLS to L. Stilliwell, 7 July 1919, re the Corn Hill Company in Boston.
• TLS to Kenneth Browne, 19 April 1962, regretting that he didn’t see Browne in Phoenix, enjoyed the winter in Tuscon, planning to return in the next year.
DOUGLAS, Amanda Minnie (American juvenile author).
• ALS to Mr. Lee, 13 June ?, re books he will obtain for her (“It is very nice to make people wait upon you….”).
• ANS (4 lines), n.d., “A friendly word is a flower out of the garden….”).
FITLER, Mary Biddle (American children’s author).
• TLS to Sam Slaymake, with envelope, 6 January 1931, thanking him for enjoying her books Kid and Reddy.
• Kid (New York: Harper & Brothers, 1930), drawings by Enos B. Comstock, goldish beige cloth, signed copy.
FOSTER, Genevieve (American author of children's literature).
• ALS to Ted Robinson, Book Editor, Cleveland Plain Dealer, [12 December] 1944, with envelope, re his review of her book.
GATTY, Margaret (English writer of children's literature, founder and editor of Aunt Judy’s Magazine).
• ALS (8 pp.) to Miss Sandars, 14 March 1859, apologizes for her long silence, her husband has had a cold and is ill, working on the Seaweed book, preparing “National History Notes for a larger Edition of Parables” (the size of Aunt Judy)”, Rymer Jones, Dr. Harvey has sent her more Australasian pictures, Dr. Hook made Dean of Chichester, Mr. Gatty visited the Tennysons, and July, Madge, and Dot have gone to a concert at Sheffield.
• ALS addressed Dear Madam, 11 March 1871, complies with her request, regrets that her handwriting has deteriorated due to a chronic muscular weakening.
LOTHROP, Harriett (pseud. Margaret Sidney, American children’s author and publisher).
• ALS (4 pp.) to Mrs. Cathry?, pre-1892, declining a supper invitation, suggests bringing her grandchildren for a quiet play. In part: “Nothing would delight us more than to take supper with you Saturday... Mr. Lothrop is in New York, will return Friday night. So you see I cannot help but send our regrets...With great disappointment and many thanks.”
• 4-page printed flyer of Sidney’s books.
OLCOTT, Frances Jenkins (American librarian and children’s author).
• The Wonder Garden (Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1919), in jacket, green pictorial cloth, bookplate of Chalmers Hadley (American librarian and educator) on front pastedown, with an ALS to him, December 1919, re his love of flowers.
• Story-telling ballads, selected and arranged for story-telling and reading aloud and for the boys' and girls' own reading (Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1920), in jacket, green cloth with slightly scuffed pictorial panel on front. With ALS (November 1920) and TLS (17 March 1946) from Olcott to Chalmers Hadley (American librarian and educator), and his bookplate, on front endpapers. Re sending an advance copy of the book to him, the flowers of Galilee in the Holy Land, avoiding the flu, Hadley should write a book about his garden, Darwin’s little book about on the growing of the vine.
• Another copy of Story-telling ballads in red cloth.
• The Bridge of Caravans (Boston: W.A. Wilde Company, 1920), blue cloth, with a TLS to Mr. Utley, 29 April 1940, re the calendar for Easter intended for Christmas, her book (“first fruits of my Oriental trip”) to be published shortly.
PEARD, Francis Mary (English author and traveller who wrote over 40 works of fiction for children or adults between 1867 and 1909).
• ALS to Miss Gatty (probably Margaret Gatty, editor of Aunt Judy’s Magazine), 8 June ?, 4 pp., writes to a magazine editor about new stories; she concludes by saying that all letters should be sent to Torquay.
PRATT, Ella Farman (American children’s author).
• ALS to Mr. Victor, n.d., thanking him and recognizing herself as “the little New York girl who was once a literary protégée of yours and the Sanderly? Register’s.”
• ALS (2 pp.) to Miss Booth, 28 April 1886, re photographs, reference to famous literary and royal and military pet animals, Eleanor Lewis, the author of the Huff series.
SHERWOOD, Mary Martha (English children’s author).
• ALS addressed “Dear Sir”, September 1842, providing an autograph to her correspondent.
WADE, Mary Hazelton (American children’s author).
• ALS to Miss Dons, 1 December 1925, thanking her for her appreciation of Pilgrims of Today, spending the winter in Texas.
Collection on consignment with LDRB.
Good. Item #8469