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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.   

September 4, 2015

Waddell (John) Collection of Mining Papers

The collection consists of manuscript and printed letters, prospectuses, and brochures describing oil and mining investment opportunities in Colorado, Alaska, and Arizona. The bulk of the collection concerns mining ventures in Colorado, and particularly well-represented companites include the Crosby-Ehrich Syndicate, the Jack Pot Mining Company, and Tucker, Ballard, and Company of Colorado Springs; the Ramsay C. Bogy Investment Company of Denver; and the Gold Coin Mining and Leasing Company of Victor.

September 4, 2015

Van Sinderen (Alfred White) collection of Charles Babbage

Correspondence of Charles Babbage, writings by Babbage, and other related papers collected by Alfred White Van Sinderen. Correspondence, circa 1810-1864 and undated, consists of autograph letters, signed, most from Babbage to colleagues, friends, and others; also present are a few letters to Babbage and third party letters. Correspondents include Alexander Dallas Bache; Michael Faraday; William Henry Fitton; Benjamin Hawes; Ada King, Countess of Lovelace; and Peter Mark Roget.

June 26, 2015

January 16, 2015

August 8, 2014

Cerutti (Franco) papers

The papers consist of fifteen volumes containing copies of writings by Nicaraguan authors, poets, politicians and others, with autograph manuscript corrections, annotations, and additions by Franco Cerutti. The writings were selected, introduced, and edited by Cerutti and bound according to intended publication series: "Prosadores decimononios de Occidente," "Obras," and "Los liberales doctrinarios de Occidente." Each volume is signed by Cerutti and inscribed "San José [Costa Rica], 1980," and contains his library stamp and bookplate.

February 28, 2014

Sackville-West (Vita) Papers

The collection consists chiefly of correspondence, diaries, notebooks, scrapbooks, business and estate records, writings, lectures, and gardening papers. Correspondents include family members such as Lionel Edward Sackville-West, Victoria Sackville, Harold Nicolson, and Nigel Nicolson, and friends and lovers including Rosamund Grosvenor, Hilda Matheson, Gwen St. Aubyn, and Christopher St. John. Writings include typescripts and manuscripts for works including the novels The Edwardians and All Passion Spent.

February 7, 2014

Gold Rush Collection

This collection encompasses accessions of single letters and small groups of letters and other manuscripts, pertaining to the California Gold Rush, which the library has chosen to group and list as an artificial collection. Letters discuss voyages to the Pacific coast, including journeys through Panama; mining life in California; the inhabitants of California, including Mormons; vigilance committees in San Francisco; and the establishment of a police force in Nevada City, California. Some letters include pictorial letterheads.

February 7, 2014

May 24, 2013

Overbrook Press Records

The Overbrook Press Records contain correspondence, office files, and production files documenting the operations and publications of the Overbrook Press. The records also hold small group of Frank Altschul's personal papers, a collection of printed material, mostly ephemera, published by peer presses, professional and private associations and clubs, and a group of type specimens from American and European typefounders.

March 8, 2013

Southern Review Records

The Southern Review records contain correspondence and other papers documenting activity at the influential literary journal from 1935 to 1943. Correspondence consists chiefly of original letters from authors and carbons of outgoing letters from the editors. Most incoming letters are addressed to the founding editors, Cleanth Brooks and Robert Penn Warren, but there are letters to others as well, including Albert Erskine, Robert Lowell, and Charles W. Pipkin.

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