Bryn Mawr College Library Special Collections

Katharine Sergeant White Papers

Part II: Box and Folder List - Other Materials

Special Collections Department, Bryn Mawr College Library
Collection Number: M 56

Copyright © 2006 by Special Collections Department, Bryn Mawr College Library

August 2006
Last Update: August 2006


Description of Other Materials:

Other Materials is organized into four groups: Writings by Katharine S. White, Miscellaneous Garden Materials, The New Yorker Photographs and Drawings, and Miscellaneous New Yorker Materials.

Writings by Katharine S. White includes notes, typescript drafts, original galley proofs, and other materials for White's article series Onward and Upward in the Garden; her personal garden and houseplant journal; a complete set of original galley proofs for her posthumously published book, Onward and Upward in the Garden; and two incomplete, original short stories.

Miscellaneous Garden Materials contains garden club show brochures and seed catalogs collected by White; newspaper and magazine clippings, pamphlets, and printed articles on gardening topics, as well as other reference materials used by . White to research and write her Onward and Upward pieces; and newspaper and magazine clippings of reviews of her posthumously published book.

The New Yorker Photographs and Drawings contains photographs of prominent New Yorker writers and staff; original artwork by New Yorker artists; and photocopies of New Yorker cartoons featuring Bryn Mawr College.

Miscellaneous New Yorker Materials contains newspaper clippings and reviews on New Yorker writers and artists; original typescript opinion sheets written by New Yorker editors; and newspaper and magazine clippings of obituaries of prominent New Yorker writers, artists, and editors.

Box Folder Contents
Writings by Katharine S. White
    Onward and Upward in the Garden Papers
25 1

Typescript copies of excerpts of Onward and Upward in the Garden, "Green Thoughts in a Green Shade," containing autograph corrections and editorial notes in KSW's handwriting (33pp). Several pages contain lengthy handwritten text. Attached autograph memo to Shawn Whitaker from KSW.

25 2

Typescript copy of Onward and Upward in the Garden, "Recreation and Delight of the Inhabitants," containing autograph corrections and editorial notes in KSW's handwriting (28pp); Typescript on Lawns, labeled "Book Material" in KSW's handwriting (3pp).

25 3

Typescript copy of Onward and Upward in the Garden, "An Idea We Have Called Nature," containing autograph corrections and editorial notes in KSW's handwriting (31pp).

25 4

Typescript copy of Onward and Upward in the Garden, "The Million Dollar Book," containing autograph corrections and editorial notes in KSW's handwriting (20pp). Galley proof with autograph corrections in KSW's handwriting (14pp).

25 5

3 galley proofs of Onward and Upward in the Garden, "The Flower Arrangers, I," containing autograph corrections and editorial notes in KSW's handwriting (22pp each). Printed copy of "The Flower Arrangers, I" (11pp). Three attached autograph memos by KSW.

25 6

4 galley proofs of Onward and Upward in the Garden, "The Flower Arrangers, II," containing autograph corrections and editorial notes in KSW's handwriting (18pp each). Printed copy of "The Flower Arrangers, II" (10pp). One attached autograph memos by KSW.

25 7

3 galley proofs of Onward and Upward in the Garden, "Winterthur and Winter Book Fare," containing autograph corrections and editorial notes in KSW's handwriting (13pp each); 5 incomplete galley proofs with corrections (36pp). Ten incomplete typescript copies of "Winterthur and Winter Book Fare," containing autograph corrections and editorial notes in KSW's handwriting (41pp).

25 8

Galley proof of Onward and Upward in the Garden, "Knots and Arbours and Books," containing autograph corrections and editorial notes in KSW's handwriting (17pp).

25 9

Typescript copies and autograph notes in KSW's handwriting for essay on Houseplants (never completed; 17pp).

25 10

Printed copies of Onward and Upward in the Garden articles

25 11

Onward and Upward in the Garden Ms Notes. 7pp of typescript and autograph notes by KSW titled: "Possible themes of chapters in my book - Probably not in this order."

26   Garden and Houseplant Journal
   

Written in a casual, informal style, this journal records KSW's efforts to make plants grow at her home in Maine. Contains detailed descriptions of KSW's struggles with fungus, mealy bugs, plant lice, and other garden pests, as well as recording types of plants and flowers planted by her. 1 Jan 1959-11 May 1960

26   Onward and Upward in the Garden Journal
   

Contains printed copies of KSW's Onward and Upward in the Garden articles, cut from The New Yorker and pasted on blank pages. Accompanied by typed notes by KSW about each individual article, including a brief content synopsis of each and a list of catalogues mentioned in each of the articles.

26   List of KSW Garden Book Collection Bequested to Bryn Mawr College
   
Original typescript and duplicate xeroxed copy (75pp each), "Botanical Illustration & Handsomely Illustrated Books on Gardens." Llist of books belonging to White given by her to Bryn Mawr College; compiled by KSW; original typescript contains autograph corrections and notes by KSW.
27   Onward and Upward in the Garden by Katharine S. White, with introduction by E. B. White (book)
   
Complete set of galley proofs of book by White, published posthumously by E. B. White. Also includes incoming correspondence (2 letters) regarding the publication of the book.
32 1 Original Mss (incomplete, unpublished short stories)
   
"The Teacup." AMS. 2pp.
   
"The Recovery Room." Typescript and handwritten text. 3pp. Contains autograph corrections by KSW.
32 2 Printed copy of "The Young Writer" by Katharine Sergeant White, published in the Winsor School Alumnae Bulletin, Spring 1964.
32 3 TMs (19pp). Correction annotations of Brendan Gill's Here at The New Yorker (additionally edited by E. B. White) with attached note (signed) by E. B. White.
     
    Lists and Indexes to KSW Book Collection Bequeathed to Bryn Mawr College
34 1 Original typescript (45pp), "Books To Go To Bryn Mawr College By Bequest"
   

Book list of books belonging to Katharine S. White given by her to Bryn Mawr College; compiled by KSW; contains autograph corrections and notes by KSW.

34 2 Duplicate xeroxed copy of "Books To Go To Bryn Mawr College By Bequest"
     
34 3 Original typescript and duplicate Xeroxed copy (37pp each), "Supplementary List of Books For Bryn Mawr - April 1971" (with attached autograph note by KSW)
     
34 4 3 typescript copies of "Index to K. S. White's Books"
   
Index to "Books To Go To Bryn Mawr College By Bequest"
34 5 Carbon copies of "Books To Go To Bryn Mawr College By Bequest" (71pp); "Index of Bryn Mawr List & Supplementary Lists" (11pp); "Supplementary List of Books For Bryn Mawr - May 1971" (37pp)
     
34 6 Xerox copy of "Estate of Katharine S. White List"
   
List of personal books KSW donated to Bryn Mawr College with their worth in dollars.
     
Miscellaneous Garden Materials
24 1 Garden Club Flower Show Pamphlets, Clippings, and Other Materials
   
Various Garden Club Flower Show brochures, seed catalogs, magazine clippings on gardening collected by KSW. 1962-1966
24 2-3 Reference Materials for Onward and Upward in the Garden articles
   
Various reference materials on gardening topics collected and used by KSW while researching for and preparing her Onward and Upward in the Garden pieces. Includes newspaper clippings, photographs, pamphlets, garden catalogs, printed articles.
24 4 Reviews of Onward and Upward in the Garden by Katharine S. White, with introduction by E. B. White (book)
   
Contains newspaper and magazine clippings of reviews of Onward and Upward in the Garden.
     
The New Yorker Photographs & Drawings
28  

Photographs of The New Yorker Writers and Staff

Bishop, Elizabeth (photograph by J. L. Castel)
Bogan, Louise
Cheever, John
Coates, Robert
Day, Clarence
Flanner, Janet
Gibbs, Wolcott
Goodwillie, Sue (1 color photograph; 1 printed copy)
Gordimer, Nadine (2 photographs; 1 photograph by Arthur Ellis)
Hale, Nancy (printed copy)
Hellman, Geoffry
Liebling, A. J. and Jean Stafford Liebling (1973; photograph by Therise Mitchell)
Maxwell, William
McCarthy, Mary (printed copy)
Moore, Marianne (photograph by Jerry Bauer)
Nabokov, Vladimir (1 photograph by Jerry Bauer; 1 printed copy)
Nash, Ogden (printed copy)
O'Hara, John (1 photograph; 1 printed copy)
Panter-Downes, Mollie
Perelman, S. J. (Matted photograph of S. J. Perelman, signed "To Andy, from a fellow-member of the creased pants club, New York 1947, Sid Perelman")
Ross, Harold
Sarton, May (1 photograph; 1 printed copy)
Sullivan, Frank
Taylor, Elizabeth (1972; photograph by Jerry Bauer)
Thurber, James
Updike, John (photograph by Gene J. Puskar)
White, E. B.
White, Theodore (2 photographs from 1978; photographs by Carl Mydans)
Wilson, Edmund (printed copy; photograph by Douglass Glass)

     
    Original Artwork by New Yorker artists
28  

Arno, Peter

   

Matted original wash drawing caricature of Katharine S. White by Peter Arno

28  

Bull, Johan

   

Matted original wash drawing of a polo scene by Johan Bull, signed "To Mrs. Angell who writes rejection slips so that it is a pleasure to receive them, Johan Bull" (drawing published in The New Yorker)

   

Rose, Carl

   

Original ink drawing cartoon depicting caricatures of Harold Ross and James Thurber. Given to KSW by Mrs. Carl Rose as a memento of Carl after his death in 1971.

28  

The New Yorker cartoons featuring Bryn Mawr College

Helen E. Hokinson cartoon, "So I just packed up and came home. Gosh, there's no future in a place like Bryn Mawr," published in The New Yorker Nov 1930 (xerox)

Helen E. Hokinson cartoon, "Have you noticed a very festive table of Bryn Mawr alumnae?" published in the Bryn Mawr Alumnae Bulletin, July 1945 (xerox)

Charles Saxon cartoon, "But I can't just send it back to the Bryn Mawr College library after twenty-eight years with a nice note!" published in The New Yorker (xerox)

James Thurber cartoon, "She's all I know about Bryn Mawr and she's all I have to know!" published in The New Yorker Feb 1939 (xerox)

     
Miscellaneous New Yorker Materials
16 1 Editorial Department Internal Memos
   
Contains internal memos and documents regarding financial matters and policies. Includes writer payment rate changes, sample first reader contracts, lists of contract contributors, and sample copyright assignment forms. 2 typed notes with commentary by KSW. 1941-1954
16 2

Clippings and Reviews

   

Contains newspaper clippings and reviews on New Yorker writers and artists. 2 typed notes with commentary by KSW.

16 3

Opinion Sheets

   

Contains original typescript opinion sheets written by New Yorker editors in response to various writers' prose submissions to the magazine. These were collected for a time by KSW and E. B. White for use in writing a history of The New Yorker. 2 typed notes with commentary on the opinion sheets by KSW.

Includes opinion sheets by: William Maxwell, Gus Lobrano, Wolcott Gibbs, John Mosher, and Harold Ross.

16 4

Obituaries of Writers, Contributors, & Staff of The New Yorker

   

Contains newspaper and magazine clippings of obituaries of the most prominent New Yorker writers, artists, and editors, many of which were written (in part ) by E. B. White.

Includes obituaries of:
F. P. Adams (comment by E. B. White)
S. N. Behrman
Morris Bishop
Bessie Breuer
Rachel Carson (comment by E. B. White)
Robert M. Coates
Alan Dunn (w/ attached typed note by KSW)
E. M. Forster
Wolcott Gibbs (comment by E. B. White)
Rea Irvin (w/ attached typed note by KSW)
Alva Johnston (comment by E. B. White)
John F. Kennedy
Ring Lardner (commentary by E. B. White)
A. J. Liebling
Gus Lobrano (comment by E. B. White)
Lois Long
John McCarten
Donald Malcolm
Beatrice Mathieu (w/ attached typed note by KSW)
Mary Britton Miller (w/ attached typed note by KSW)
Katharine Sergeant White
John Mosher
Franklin D. Roosevelt (by E. B. White)
Harold Ross (comment by E. B. White)
L. E. Sissman (w/ attached typed note by KSW)
Otto Soglow
Elizabeth Taylor
James Thurber (comment by E. B. White; w/ attached typed note by KSW)
Edmund Wilson (w/ attached note by KSW
Alexander Woolcott (comment by E. B. White)

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