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New Finding Aids

Finding aids are documents that describe and enable access to archival and manuscript collections. The Yale Finding Aid Database provides access to all finding aids across the Yale University Library. Below is a list of recently published and significantly revised Beinecke Library finding aids.   

June 24, 2016

Glück (Louise) Papers

The collection consists of correspondence, writings, notebooks, writings of others, ephemera, photographs, and artwork. Correspondence spans Glück's career and includes poets Steven Berg, Robert Pinsky, C. K. Williams, and others, as well as family correspondence. Writings include individual poems and drafts of collections including Ararat, The Wild Iris, Meadowlands, and Vita Nova. Writings of others include works by numerous writers including Berg, Frank Bidart, Kathryn Davis, Pinsky, Ellen Bryant Voigt, and Williams.

June 24, 2016

Crane (Walter) collection

The collection contains sketches, drawings, proof sheets, autograph manuscripts, and autograph letters by and to the English illustrator Walter Crane. Prominent are the original drawings for two of Crane's illustrated books, Queen Summer, or the Tourney of the Lily and the Rose (London: Cassell Co., 1891) and A Floral Fantasy in an Old English Garden (New York and London: Harper and Bros., 1899). Correspondents include Kineton Parkes and Frederic Shields.

June 24, 2016

Patterson (Catharine T.) collection of Walter Crane

The collection contains original sketches, drawings, proof sheets, autograph manuscripts, and autograph letters from and to the British illustrator Walter Crane. Prominent material includes correspondence, drawings, and proofs related to Crane's commission to illustrate A Wonder Book for Girls and Boys, by Nathaniel Hawthorne (Boston: Houghton, Mifflin & Company, 1893), and a group of unpublished illustrated storybooks he created for his children Beatrice, Lionel, and Lancelot.

May 6, 2016

April 22, 2016

British Caribbean documents

A collection of manuscript deeds, wills, leases, letters, and other legal and financial documents concerning eighteenth- and nineteenth-century estates and plantations on fourteen islands in the British West Indies: Antigua, Barbados, Dominica, Grenada, Carriacou, Haiti, Jamaica, Nevis, New Providence, Saint Christopher (Saint Kitts), Saint Vincent, Tobago, Tortola, and Trinidad.

April 22, 2016

Cook (Grace Linton) Papers About W. J. Linton

The collection primarily consists of material about or by W. J. Linton, including some of his writings and examples of his engravings which were inherited or collected by his granddaughter Grace Linton Cook. Also present is a small group of personal papers of Cook, her father Edmund Wade Linton, and her aunt Ellen (“Nellie”) Linton, a published short story by E. Lynn Linton, and portrait photographs of W. J. Linton, his son Edmund Wade Linton, and daughter-in-law Carrie E. Callender Linton.

April 8, 2016

Sassoon (Siegfried) Papers

The collection consists of correspondence, writings, photographs, a scrapbook, and other papers by or related to Siegfried Sassoon. Spanning from the beginning of the first World War to Sassoon's death in 1967, the papers document his writings, including the novel Sherston's Progress, the poetry collections Satirical Poems and The Heart's Journey, and other works.

April 8, 2016

Linnell (John) Tracings of illustrations by William Blake for Dante's Divina Commedia.

The collection consists of a series of tracings by John Linnell of 99 of the 102 drawings made by William Blake to illustrate Dante's Divina Commedia. The drawings are mounted on sheets of heavy paper measuring 61 x 48 cm. According to Paintings and Drawings of William Blake, by Martin Butlin (New Haven: Yale University Press, 1981), Linnell made the tracings in January and February 1831. Missing from the set are tracings of Blake's images number 12 (Butlin 812.12), number 15 (Butlin 812.16), and number 50 (Butlin 812.102).

March 18, 2016

Tully (William) papers

The papers contain correspondence of Tully, primarily with medical colleagues and with the medical schools in which he taught. Also present is Tully's autograph diary covering the three months he spent studying medicine with Nathan Smith in Hanover, New Hampshire, drafts of his writings, two catalogues of his library, and a group of certificates and diplomas he received from schools and professional societies; one certificate from the Athens Medical Society and its accompanying letter are in Greek.

March 18, 2016

Smith (David) Papers

The papers consist of personal papers and autograph sermons dating from 1796 to 1859. The personal papers are autograph manuscripts including ten volumes of his journals, his school notes, speeches, and keys to the abbreviations he used in his writings. Also present is Smith's manuscript music book containing songs on themes such as Bunker Hill and the death of General James Wolfe, an autograph sermon by Reverend Alexander Gillet (1749-1826), and an autograph "Articles of Faith" by Reverend Humphrey Mount Perrine (1785-1849).

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