Special Collections Manuscript Letters and Ephemera of Artists and Authors (1650-1921) as Selected and Transcribed by Mollie Connelly. This collection consists of 62 rare manuscripts found in ASU Libraries Special Collections in Hayden Library, from the 17th, 18th, 19th and 20th centuries. Items are English, Scottish, Irish, American, French, Egyptian, and more. The collection adds to the correspondence heritage of notable authors, artists, and public figures, including William Wordsworth, H.G. Wells, Booker T. Washington, Claude Monet, and others. The project sets out to make previously unpublished manuscripts newly accessible to scholars and students. Literary figures included in this collection include the Pre-Raphaelites, Victorians, Romantics, and many more. Notable authors include William Wordsworth, Robert Browning, Mark Twain and others. Literary correspondence has been the driving force of this collection. Even a rare ticket from actor David Garrick's 1769 Shakespeare Jubilee can be counted among the treasures here. Supplementing writers of literature are esteemed artists such as John William Waterhouse, Claude Monet, and Dante Gabriel Rossetti. Finally, culturally significant public figures are included such as Booker T. Washington, John Ruskin, and Sir Richard Burton. These manuscripts provide insight into the cultural climate of their respective time periods. Many people should be thanked and acknowledged for their help with this collection. First, Nicholas Salerno was integral to the development and gathering of the manuscripts that make up this collection. Next, Dr. Devoney Looser and Archivist Katherine Krzys have provided tremendous guidance for this wonderful collection.

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ContributorsMennes, John, Sir, 1599-1671 (Author) / Connelly, Mollie (Transcriber)
DescriptionConcerning Mennes' plans around Easter, business concerning Prince Rupert, and the crime of a merchant named Corke.
ContributorsGoshawk, Harrow. (Photographer) / Connelly, Mollie (Transcriber)
DescriptionConcerning a monument of Dr. Drury, former Head Master of Harrow School, Lord Byron, and Sir Robert Peel.
ContributorsGarrick, David, 1717-1779 (Author) / Connelly, Mollie (Transcriber)
Created1717 to 1779
DescriptionConcerning a request for Peter to visit David and go fishing with him.
ContributorsGarrick, Geo. (Author) / Connelly, Mollie (Transcriber)
DescriptionConcerning a theater ticket to David Garrick's Shakespears Jubiliee signed by Geo. Garrick.
ContributorsFanshawe, Richard, 1608-1666 (Author) / Connelly, Mollie (Transcriber)
DescriptionConcerning Fanshawe's details of his recent voyage after three years, his safe arrival in Madrid, his voyage with his captain, and the sending of a packet.
ContributorsByron, William Byron, Baron, 1722-1798 (Author) / Connelly, Mollie (Transcriber)
DescriptionConcerning Byron's sending of the rent money and other financial dealings with his servant, Daws.
ContributorsAldrich, Anne Reeve, 1866-1892 (Author) / Connelly, Mollie (Transcriber)
DescriptionConcerning Aldrich's reception of Dickinson's note, her instructions on how to obtain a photograph, and Aldrich's views on suffering and sympathy.
ContributorsClemens, Samuel Langhorne, 1835-1910 (Author) / Anderson, Frederick (Author) / Connelly, Mollie (Transcriber)
DescriptionConcerning Twain's revisions for "Extracts from Adam's Diary" for use in the Harper edition of his books and a letter of authenticity.
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ContributorsWashington, Booker T., 1856-1915 (Author) / Connelly, Mollie (Transcriber)
DescriptionConcerning an appeal for scholarship money for the Tuskegee Normal and Industrial Institution for the Training of Colored Young Men and Women.
ContributorsColeridge, Stephen, 1854-1936 (Author) / Connelly, Mollie (Transcriber)
DescriptionConcerning Coleridge's refusal to write something on Matthew Arnold for the recipient's series.