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Oscar Wegelin papers

Inventory


Series 1. Correspondence, 1899-1966
2 box(es)

Container Description Date
Box 1, Folder 1 Abbatt, William
Contents Note: Bibliographic queries.

1930 Feb 22
Box 1, Folder 1 Allen, Lois
Contents Note: Queries about Androboros.

1917 Nov 14
Box 1, Folder 1 American Antiquarian Society
3 letters
Contents Note: Bibliographic information and request for gifts.

1916 Dec 2-1948 Dec 13
Box 1, Folder 1 Anderson, Jonathan
Contents Note: Regarding possible publishers for Wegelin's bibliography

1899 Aug 31
Box 1, Folder 2 Andrews, Loring
Contents Note: Purchase of prints.

1901 Apr 27
Box 1, Folder 2 Armstrong, A.J.
Contents Note: Bibliographic queries about Androboros

1918 Apr 13
Box 1, Folder 2 Atkinson, Fred W.
2 letters
Contents Note: Bibliographic information on American plays.

1917 Dec 11-1929 Jan 7
Box 1, Folder 3 Blanck, Jacob
Contents Note: Query on Tecumseh, by W.H.Hosmer.

1961 Sep 18
Box 1, Folder 3 Briggs, Moses H.
Contents Note: Purchases of items.

1942 Feb 16
Box 1, Folder 3 Bryan, T.S
Contents Note: Regarding inability to supply rare volume

1906 Mar 5
Box 1, Folder 4 Chicago Public Library ( Henry E. Legler )
Contents Note: Regarding bibliographic discovery.

1916 Aug 3
Box 1, Folder 4 Clap, Percy E.
Contents Note: Requests information about Robert F. Roden.

1945 May 15
Box 1, Folder 4 Connecticut Historical Society.
1916 Jan 3
Box 1, Folder 4 Cromwell, J. W.
Contents Note: Acknowledges gift of Wegelin.

1915 Dec 29
Box 1, Folder 4 Courtenay, William
2 letters
Contents Note: Regarding purchase of books from Wegelin.

1906 Feb 2-19
Box 1, Folder 5 Damon, S. Foster
1931 Aug 10
Box 1, Folder 5 De Vinne, Theodore L.
1900 Mar 29
Box 1, Folder 5 Dodd, Mead and Company
Contents Note: Regarding Wegelin's own published works; routine book business.

1907 Jul 2
Box 1, Folder 6 Ford, Paul Leiceister
1901 Oct 16
Box 1, Folder 6 Furman, Alfred A.
2 letters
Contents Note: Regarding forthcoming plays; religion; routine book business.

1913 May 14 - 1917 Dec 9
Box 1, Folder 7 Goldsmith, Alfred
8 letters
Contents Note: Regarding bibliographic queries; routine book business. Includes a poem by Goldsmith, "Ode to the Screech Owl."

1941 Jun 22 - 1947 Mar 20
Box 1, Folder 8 Griswold , Daniel P.
1903 Mar 12
Box 1, Folder 8 Harper, Lothrop C.
1932 Nov 19
Box 1, Folder 8 Harvard College
2 letters
Contents Note: Regarding Routine book business; bibliographic queries; an article in Publishers' Weekly

1909 Jun 28 - 1920 Oct 7
Box 1, Folder 9 Heartman, Charles F.
2 letters
1940 Sep 23 - 1953 Apr 21
Box 1, Folder 9 Heartman, Martha E.
4 letters
Contents Note: Regarding Printing matters; proofs of Wegelin's bibliography; Richard Pickersgill; the Heartman estate

1953 Sep 11 - 1955 Jul 16
Box 1, Folder 10 Hibert, R.
1919 Apr 25
Box 1, Folder 10 Hill, Frank P.
1932 May 3
Box 1, Folder 10 Historical Commission of South Carolina
Contents Note: Regarding Routine book business; bibliographic matters

1943 Nov 29
Box 1, Folder 11 Hundley, W. S.
9 letters
Contents Note: Regarding Routine book business; Samuel Miller Hageman.

1949 May 18 - 1950 Aug 18
Box 1, Folder 12 Henry E. Huntington Library
1932 Dec 14
Box 1, Folder 12 Illinois State Historical Library
1942 Jul 22
Box 1, Folder 12 Jewish Theological Seminary
1925 Sep 4
Box 1, Folder 12 Jonah David
1965 Jul 14
Box 1, Folder 12 Koopman, H. L
3 letters
Contents Note: Regarding The Simms bibliography; Lincolniana; Wegelin manuscripts; routine book business; bibliographical information.

1906 Feb 1 - 1923 May 19
Box 1, Folder 13 Lanemon, Thomas A.
1948 Dec 6
Box 1, Folder 13 Literary Collector Press
1904 Dec 28 - 1905 Mar 31
Box 1, Folder 13 Loche, Lillie D.
1904 Mar 3
Box 1, Folder 13 Locke, Robinson
1904 May 12
Box 1, Folder 13 Lowens, Irving
Contents Note: Regarding Bibliographical queries; proofs of Wegelin's books; musical Americana.

1960 Jan 5
Box 1, Folder 14 Mabbot, T. O.
5 letters
Contents Note: Regarding Poe bibliography; "negro entertainment programs"; routine book business.

1938 Dec 3 - 1940 Jan 31
Box 1, Folder 15 Mabbot, T. O.
5 letters
Contents Note: Regarding Poe bibliography; Tamerlane; routine book business.

1940 Mar 24 - 1940 Nov 22
Box 1, Folder 16 Mabbot, T. O.
5 letters
Contents Note: Regarding Poe bibliograpy; Tamerlane; routine book business.

1940 Dec 9 - 1941 Sep
Box 1, Folder 17 Mabbot, T. O.
5 letters
Contents Note: Regarding Poe bibliography; routine book business.

1941 Sep - 1941 Oct 18
Box 1, Folder 18 Mabbot, T. O.
5 letters
Contents Note: Regarding E.A. Poe ( bibliography and forgeries ); routine book business.

1941 Nov 27 - 1943 Jul 30
Box 1, Folder 19 Mabbot, T. O.
5 letters
Contents Note: Regarding Poe; professorships; routine book business.

1943 Aug 19 - 1946 Sep 17
Box 1, Folder 20 Mabbot, T. O.
4 letters
Contents Note: Regarding Poe; retirement; Mabbott's fear of crossing busy streets; routine book business.

1951 Oct 11 - 1965 May 10
Box 1, Folder 21 Mcgee, J. B.
1915 Jun 25
Box 1, Folder 21 Massachusetts Historical Society
1904 Mar 2
Box 1, Folder 21 Mendoza, Isaac
1944 Oct 10
Box 1, Folder 21 Moravian Music Foundation
Contents Note: Regarding W. G. Simms; bibliographic queries; routine book business; on poem by Wegelin.

1961 Jan 9
Box 1, Folder 22 New England Historic Genealogical Society
1916 Feb 18
Box 1, Folder 22 New England Telephone and Telegraph Company
1917 April 28
Box 1, Folder 22 New York Genealogical and Biographical Society
1916 Feb 15
Box 1, Folder 22 New York Historical Society
2 letters
Contents Note: Regarding Routine book business; Charles F. Heartman; New Hampshire history; bibliographic notes.

1915 Sep 4 - 1915 Dec 22
Box 1, Folder 23 New York Public Library
2 letters
1916 Feb 23 - 1933 Feb 8
Box 1, Folder 23 New York Times
1904 Oct 7
Box 1, Folder 23 New York University
Contents Note: Regarding book business, bibliographic queries.

1917 Jan 5
Box 1, Folder 24 Pallsits, Victor H.
1929 May 21
Box 1, Folder 24 Pickersgill, O. H.
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Box 1, Folder 24 Public Ledger (Philadelphia)
3 letters
1905 Mar 28 - 1905 May 23
Box 1, Folder 24 Public Library of Cincinnati
Contents Note: Regarding printing; routine book business; John Dunlap.

1916 Jun 17
Box 1, Folder 24 Publisher's Weekly
Contents Note: Included is December 14, 1907 issue of Publisher's Weekly.

1907 Nov 18
Box 1, Folder 25 Roden, Robert F.
3 letters
1902 Jan 4 - 1903 Apr 3
Box 1, Folder 25 Sargent, Scott
2 letters
Contents Note: Regarding bibliography; early American printing and poetry; Jupiter Hammon; routine book business.

1905 Jun 17 - 1916 Jan 17
Box 1, Folder 26 Taylor, Douglas
6 letters
Contents Note:

1900 Apr 3 - 1919 Jun 2
Box 1, Folder 26 Thomas, Charles R.
Contents Note: Regarding indexing offer; printing bills; William G. Simms.

1910 Feb 21
Box 1, Folder 27 University of Oklahoma
Contents Note: Regarding possible acceptance of Wegelin's book collection.

1938 Nov 29
Box 1, Folder 27 University of Pennsylvania
3 letters
Contents Note: Regarding bibliographic notes.

1915 Jun 19 - 1924 Jan 17
Box 1, Folder 28 Van Hoesen, H. B.
1930 Jul 2 - 1942 Mar 31
Box 1, Folder 28 Vassar College Library
Contents Note: Regarding routine book business.

1905 Mar 28
Box 2, Folder 1 Wegelin, Oscar
6 letters
Contents Note: To Harris Collection; Miss Litchfield; David Jonah; Professor Damon; unknown Regarding routine book business; change of address.

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Box 2, Folder 2 Wegelin, Oscar
4 letters
Contents Note: To Harry Lyman Koopman. Regarding bibliography and routine book business.

1900 Dec 3 - 1902 Mar 29
Box 2, Folder 3 Wegelin, Oscar
6 letters
Contents Note: To Harry Lyman Koopman; Helen C. Webster. Regarding bibliography; routine book business; discusses with Webster, "The Toilet", book of poems, to which is attached a typescript history of "The Toilet."

1902 May 10 - 1914 Feb 2
Box 2, Folder 4 Wegelin, Oscar
6 letters
Contents Note: To Harry Lyman Koopman; William H. P. Faunce. Regarding routine book business; Wegelin requests vacant librarian position in letter to Faunce.

1914 Mar 5 - 1915 Dec 31
Box 2, Folder 5 Wegelin, Oscar
5 letters
Contents Note: To Harry Lyman Koopman. Regarding routine book business.

1916 Jun 26 - 1917 Jun 2
Box 2, Folder 6 Wegelin, Oscar
5 letters
Contents Note: To Harry Lyman Koopman; Purchasing Department, Brown University. Regarding routine book business.

1917 Jul 14 -1919 Mar 13
Box 2, Folder 7 Wegelin, Oscar
5 letters
Contents Note: To Harry Lyman Koopman. Regarding routine book business.

1919 Dec 5 - 1922 Jun 22
Box 2, Folder 8 Wegelin, Oscar
3 letters
Contents Note: To Harry Lyman Koopman. Regarding routine book business.

1922 Nov 15 -1922 Nov 23
Box 2, Folder 9 Wegelin., O.
5 letters
Contents Note: To Harry Lyman Koopman; Brown university Library. Regarding routine book business.

1923 Jul 17 - 1925 Jan 19
Box 2, Folder 10 Wegelin, Oscar
5 letters
Contents Note: To F. K. W. Drury of Brown University Library; Brown University Library; Hope B. Litchfield of Brown University Library. Regarding routine book business.

1925 Feb 13 - 1925 Mar 30
Box 2, Folder 11 Wegelin, Oscar
5 letters
Contents Note: To Hope P. Litchfield of Brown University Library; Brown University Library. Regarding routine book business.

1925 Apr 17 - 1925 May 25
Box 2, Folder 12 Wegelin, Oscar
5 letters
Contents Note: To Harry Lyman Koopman; Treasure of Brown University Library, Regarding routine book business.

1925 Oct 1 - 1930 May 1
Box 2, Folder 13 Wegelin, Oscar
3 letters
Contents Note: To H.B. Van Hoesen; S. Foster Damon. Regarding routine book business.

1931 Apr 22 - 1933 Jan 25
Box 2, Folder 14 Wegelin, Oscar
6 letters
Contents Note: To S. Foster Damon; Mr. Zorn; H. B. Van Hoesen; Benjamin C. Clough of Brown University Library. Regarding routine book business; bibliography.

1933 Jan 27 -1937 Jan 13
Box 2, Folder 15 Wegelin, Oscar
5 letters
Contents Note: To David Jonah. Regarding routine book business; donations to Brown University.

1964 Dec 14 - 1965 Apr 14
Box 2, Folder 17 Wegelin, Oscar
5 letters
Contents Note: To David Jonah. Regarding routine library business; donations to Brown University.

1965 Aug 4 - 1966 Jun 21
Box 2, Folder 18 Wegelin, Oscar
4 letters
Contents Note: To David Jonah. Regarding routine book business.

1966 Jul 23 - 1966 Dec 4
Box 2, Folder 19 Wesen, Ernest J.
5 letters
Contents Note: Regarding routine book business; Lincolniana.

1938 Jul 30 - 1954 Mar 8
Box 2, Folder 20 Whitty, J. H.
1906 Nov 19
Box 2, Folder 20 Wisconsin Free Library Commission
3 letters
1904 May 25 - 1905 Nov 24
Box 2, Folder 20 Yale University Library
3 letters
Contents Note: Regarding bibliographic queries; Wisconsin poets and imprints; routine book business; William Dunlap; William G. Simms.

1916 Dec 26 - 1932 Dec 24

Series 2. Manuscript material by Oscar Wegelin, undated
1 box(es)

Container Description Date
Box 2, Folders 21 - 24 Bibliographical notes
Contents Note: Title-page descriptions and printing information of early American plays.

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Box 2, Folder 25 Prose Manuripts: A- First
Contents Note: "The First American Epic (A Forgotten Book)"

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Box 2, Folder 26 Prose manuscrips: Foreword
Contents Note: "Foreword" to "The Letter of a '49er." Copied by Mrs. Oscar Wegelin.

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Box 2, Folder 27 Prose manuscrips: From - Q
Contents Note: "From the appearence in print of....".

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Box 2, Folder 28 Prose manuscripts: R - V
Contents Note: "The River Monster, A Tale of the Mississippi."

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Box 2, Folder 29 Prose manuscripts: W-Z
Contents Note: "What's in a Name?" and "When was the art of printing introduced into the province of Maryland?"

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Box 2, Folder 30 Poetry manuscripts: A - C
Contents Note: "Arthur B. Carlson: 1889 - 1965." and "The Bookmen of Nassau."

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Box 2, Folder 31 Poetry manuscrips: D
Contents Note: "The Dutchman's Tale."

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Box 2, Folder 32 Poetry manuscripts: E - L
Contents Note:
  • "Each to Another's Language">
  • "Elizabeth J. Wendell"
  • "Fishin' pals"
  • ">Law Observors"


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Box 2, Folder 33 Poetry manuscrips: M - N
Contents Note:
  • "Man's Best Friends"
  • "Mendoza's Old Book Store"
  • "My Boys"


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Box 2, Folder 34 Poetry manuscrips: O - Ta
Contents Note:
  • "Ode to the Forensic Club"
  • "The Old Book Man's Lament"
  • "The poets of 'The World' are good...."
  • "Take me back to dear Old Dixie...."
  • "Take me back to Dixie...."


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Box 2, Folder 35 Poetry manuscrips: To
Contents Note:
  • "To Arthur B. Carlson at the Three Score"
  • "to Arthur B. Carlson Upon the 60th Anniversary of his Birth"
  • "To Oscar Wegelin"


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Box 2, Folder 36 Prose manuscripts: To
Contents Note:
  • "To Susan E. Lyman"
  • "To Vincent Portonova"
  • "Vincent Portonova"


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Box 2, Folder 37 Poetry manuscripts: Tw - We
Contents Note:
  • "Two Guys"
  • "We call it 'Justice'"
  • "A Welcome"


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Box 2, Folder 38 Poetry manuscrips: Wh - Z
Contents Note:
  • "When Mother Folds her hands in Prayer...."
  • "Where I Have Dwelt"
  • "Willie Gee"


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Box 2, Folder 39 Play manuscripts: A - C
Contents Note: "Captain Kidd"

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Box 2, Folder 40 Play manuscripts: D - L
Contents Note: "Ladies and Gentlemen, the management Begs us to Announce"

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Box 2, Folder 41 Play manuscrips: M - R
Contents Note: "Mr. Johnsing, Am yo married?..." and ">An Old man's Sweetheart."

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Box 2, Folder 42 Play manuscrips: S
Contents Note: "A Secret Rehearsal."

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Box 2, Folder 44 Play manuscrips: S
Contents Note: "Some Rehearsals."

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Box 2, Folder 45 Play manuscrips: W - Z
Contents Note: "The Two Rays."

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Box 2, Folder 46 Play manuscripts: W - Z
Contents Note: "Watch Me Cure Him."

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Box 2, Folder 47 Miscellaneous manuscripts
Contents Note: Miscellaneous notes, bibliographic and poetic.

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Series 3. Miscellaneous manuscript material, 1915-1939
6 folder(s)

Container Description Date
Box 3, Folder 1 Miscellaneous manuscript material not authored by Oscar Wegelin
Contents Note: Items not by Wegelin but copied by him or items by other writers, including Charles Richard Williams, Micah Hawkins, and Gabriel Furman.

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Box 3, Folders 2 - 5 Receipts
Contents Note: Receipts for Book orders or purchases of manuscripts to and from Brown University, Douglas Taylor & Co., Oscar Wegelin, and Adele Wegelin.

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Box 3, Folder 6 Letters not to or by Wegelin
Contents Note:
  • American Art Association to Brown University, 1925 Mar 26
  • Faunce, William H. P., to Koopman, Harry Lyman, 1915 Feb 16
  • Van Hoesen, H. B., to Wegelin, Adele, 1939 Nov 15 - 1942 Mar 31. Regarding routine book business; Wegelin's possible position as librarian at Brown University.


1915-1939

Series 4. Printed material, undated
7 folder(s)

Container Description Date
Box 3, Folder 7 Play programs
Contents Note: Play programs in which Wegelin is credited as actor or playwright.

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Box 3, Folder 8 Obituaries
Contents Note: Obituaries by Wegelin of William Courtenay, John Malone, Harry Lyman Koopman, Daniel Parish, Jr., Francis Perego Harper, Evert Jansen Wendell, and S. Miller Hageman.

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Box 3, Folder 9 Article
Contents Note: "An Interesting Discovery" by Oscar Wegelin, in "The New York Dramatic Mirror", May 1, 1909; also printed notices from Wegelin's bookshop.

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Box 3, Folder 10 Poetry clippings
Contents Note: Includes "Willie Gee", "The Fanatic's Prayer", "A Stay at Home", "Easter, A. D 1918", and "My Closest Friends."

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Box 3, Folder 11 Book reviews
Contents Note: Reviews of Early American Plays 1714 - 1830 and the Simms bibliography; catalog offering Wegelin's Jupiter Hammon for sale.

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Box 3, Folder 12 Printed material not concerning Oscar Wegelin
Contents Note: Items by or about Douglas Taylor, Alfred Goldsmith, Isaac Mendoza Book Shop, and Walter Littlefield.

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Box 3, Folder 13 Prints and photostats not concerning Oscar Wegelin
Contents Note: Title pages of plays and photographs and drawings of Edward S. Courtenay, Wiliam A. Courtenay, and Micah Hawkins.

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