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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 Beinecke Library finding aids now available online.   

May 23, 2014

Morgan (Lady Sydney ), James Marshall Osborn Collection of

Significantly Revised Finding Aid: Comprised chiefly of letters to Morgan from friends and admirers, including Anne Jane Gore Hamilton, Joseph Atkinson, Charles Babbage, John Bowring, Richard Burgess, Henry Fothergill Chorley, Richard Ford, Catherine Grace Frances Moody Gore, Richard James Lane, Thomas Charles Morgan, Roderick Impey Murchison, Richard Phillips, Cyrus Redding, Marmion W. Savage, Horace Smith, Joseph Cooper Walker, and Thomas Wallace.

May 9, 2014

Talma (Louise) Papers

Significantly Revised Finding Aid: The Louise Talma Papers contain materials relating to composition and performance of Talma's opera The Alcestiad, and to Thornton Wilder, his friendship with Talma, and his collaboration with her as librettist for The Alcestiad.

May 2, 2014

Rorty (James) Papers

Significantly Revised Finding Aid: Manuscripts, printed works, correspondence, and professional papers of the writer James Rorty. The Writings series includes Rorty's typescript and manuscript essays on social issues, civil rights, and political activism, two of his poems, and printed works. The Correspondence series includes three typed letters between Rorty's wife Winifred Rorty and Matthew Josephson; letters between Rorty and Jerré E.

Lawrence (D. H.) Collection

The collection consists of correspondence, writings, agreements and contracts, photographs and artwork. The material documents Lawrence's writing career, his relationships with friends and publishers, and his travels in New Mexico, Mexico and Europe. Included is correspondence between his wife, Frieda Lawrence, and their mutual friends, and records relating to the rights to D. H. Lawrence's works after his death.

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April 4, 2014

Mayer (Elizabeth) and Wolfgang Sauerländer Papers

Significantly Revised Finding Aid: The collection consists of letters to Elizabeth Mayer and Wolfgang Sauerländer concerning their translation and editorial work, with related reports and legal documents relating to business operations of Pantheon Books, Random House, and the Bollingen Foundation. Many letters concern Mayer's and Sauerländer's personal and professional relationships with Kurt and Helen Wolff.

Warner (Jonathan) papers

Papers of Jonathan Warner and his family of Jefferson in Ashtabula County, Ohio, 1836-1887. Correspondence documents the activities of Warner's immediate and extended family, and documents their opinions on sectionalism and slavery. The collection includes letters written by his brother, George Washington Warner, which document his emigration to California in 1852, as well as his activities in Washington Territory and Idaho Territory until 1865.

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