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General Literary Manuscripts collection

 Collection
Identifier: 0375

Scope and Content

The manuscripts in the General Literary Manuscripts collection represent a wide variety of American and English writers, as well as a range of written materials. Some items of note include a signed bank check from James Fenimore Cooper to "Daughters," some hand-written receipts with sealing wax of Sir Robert Howard dated 1677, several manuscripts by Christopher Darlington Morley, and an original 1940s radio script by Damon Runyon called, "That Ever-Loving Wife of Hymie's."

Dates

  • 1677-1991

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

Advance notice is required for access.

Conditions Governing Use

All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Manuscripts Librarian. Permission for publication is given on behalf of Special Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained.

Extent

0.42 Linear Feet (1 legal-size document box)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

The General Literary Manuscripts collection is an artificially created collection comprised chiefly of literary works and manuscript fragments of well-known writers and other public figures. The time covered is late 17th century to the first half of the 20th century.

Arrangement

The one-box collection is arranged alphabetically by author.
Title
Finding Aid of the General Literary Manuscripts collection
Status
Completed
Author
Jacqueline Morin
Date
2010
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
English

Revision Statements

  • 2015 September: Finding aid updated to include additional material.
  • 2020 October: Finding aid updated by Bo Doub to include accrual of additional correspondence.

Repository Details

Part of the USC Libraries Special Collections Repository

Contact:
Doheny Memorial Library 206
3550 Trousdale Parkway
Los Angeles California 90089-0189 United States