Bryn Mawr College Library Special Collections

Guide to the Seymour Adelman Letters and Documents Collection - R

Part II: Box and Folder List

Special Collections Department, Bryn Mawr College Library

Copyright 2005 by Special Collections Department, Bryn Mawr College Library

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Box Person Named and Contents Date
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Rafinesque, Constantine Samuel, 1783-1840 (Naturalist)

Letter: Lexington, Ky., to Thomas Leaming, Philadelphia, Pa.
1 item (1 p.) ; 25 x 21 cm
ALS. Asks Leaming, a merchant, to pay the charges on a box of specimens shipped from Genoa. Adds that he will pay his own share.
1821 Apr 12
21

Rainilaiarivony (Prime Minister of Madagascar, 1880-1900)

Document: Ambohimanga, to Rev. C. F. Moss
1 item (1 p.)
ALS. Written in Malagasy.
1881 Oct 5
21

Randall, Alexander, 1803-1881 (U.S. Representative from Maryland, 1841-3)

Letter: Washington, D.C., to Nathaniel F. Williams, Baltimore, Md.
1 item (2 p. on double sheet) ; 26 x 40 cm folded to 26 x 20 cm
ALS. Acceding to the request of the governor of Maryland, "the Companies of Troops at Forts Severn, McHenry and Washington" are ordered to the city of Baltimore to quell the riots caused by the failure of the Bank of Maryland.
1835 Aug 11
21

Randall, William

Letter: Cape Girardeau, Mo., to Michael Hutchinson Jenks, Esq., 1795-1867, Doylestown, Pa.
1 item (3 p. on double sheet) ; 25 x 40 cm folded to 25 x 20 cm
ALS. Discussion of debts owed to Randall, which Jenks, a judge in the Bucks County Court of Common Pleas, is working on collecting. Randall also describes a farm he has recently bought.
1840 Sept 20
21

Randolph, Clifton

Letter: to Thomas Randolph, Indiana Territory, from his sister
1 item (3 p. on double sheet)
ALS. Writes of her disappointment in not hearing from her brother since his departure, vowing to send him a long letter every month; also gives him news of family and friends.
1808 Apr 27
21

Ranyard, Ellen Henrietta White

Letter
1 item (4 p. on double sheet)
ALS. A note of appreciation for a stay in the recipient's house.
1869 Jul 6
21

Raguet, Condy

Letter: Philadelphia, Pa., to E. Durand, Esq.
1 item (1 p.)
ALS. Because of a "controversy having arisen at Washington, respecting the meaning of certain French words," Raguet asks the recipient to write an article for the Philadelphia Gazette "upon the subjects, which can be best unravelled by one well-versed in your language."
1836 Jan 28
21

Rassle, Thomas

Letter: Edge Mill, to W. Fitzhugh, Esq.
1 item (1 p.)
ALS. Writer requests that recipient forward a package to him. "I wish to pay what charges may be upon it so that it may reach D. Richards if possible free of any charge."

1838 Feb 22
21

Ravel, Maurice, 1875-1937 (Composer)

Document: musical quotation
1 item (1 p.) ; 17 x 14 cm
AMsS. Two bars from Bolero, first performed in 1928.
n.d.
21

Read and Gray

Letters: Philadelphia, Pa., to Jacob M. Haldeman, Harrisburg, Pa.
1 item (1-2 p. on double sheet)
ALS. Business letter addressed to J. M. Haldeman.
1820 Jan 13
21

Reade, William Winwood, 1838-1875 (Author)

Letter: Portland, to "Dear Miss Hamilton"
1 item (1 p.) ; 18 x 22 cm folded to 18 x 11 cm
ALS. "Many thanks for your kind offer. I should like very much to join the club."
n.d.
21

Reed, Henry, 1808-1854

Letter: Philadelphia, Pa., to The Reverend Dr. William Ingraham Kip, 1811-1893, Albany, N.Y.
1 item (3 p. on double sheet) ; 21 x 26 cm folded to 21 x 13 cm
ALS. Writes to solicit contributions from Kip for a fund established to place a monument to William Wordsworth in a church being built in England. "It is I believe the first attempt of the kind to associate American and English contributors in doing reverence to the memory of the good and great." Mentions "the liberal and hearty encouragement received" from such notables as George Ticknor, John Jay, Edward Everett, and the President of Yale College.
1852 Nov 4
21

Reed, Henry, 1808-1854

Letter: Philadelphia, Pa., to William Wordsworth, 1770-1850, Rydal Mount
1 item (2 p. on double sheet) ; 25 x 39 cm folded to 25 x 20 cm
ALS. A letter of introduction, written for a friend, John McClintock, and two of his colleagues, who would like to pay their respects to Wordsworth while visiting England.
1846 Jul 4
21

Reed, John

Letter: Carlisle, Pa., to the New York Herald, New York, N.Y.
1 item (1 p. on double sheet) ; 25 x 40 cm folded to 25 x 20 cm
ALS. Letter is a review of the musical performance of "our Townsman, Mr. Walker . . . From his superior skill in execution and the advantages of his improved instrument, the citizens of New York may anticipate a truly rich repast." Reed ends by asking, "Please give the above a place in the Herald."
1846 Sept 27
21

Reeve, J. K

Letter: to Mary Bettle
2 items (5 p. on 2 double sheets) ; 13 x 21 cm folded to 13 x 11 cm
2 ALsS. At Christmas, a school friend sends Mary Bettle a token of affection in the form of a poem. In the second note she discusses an upcoming excursion she and a friend have begun to plan.
1846 Dec 25
21

Reeves, William

Letter: Wilts, to James Crowdy, Esq., Highworth, Wilts
1 item (1 p. on double sheet)
ALS. Requests early payment of the fee-farm rent.
1820 Dec 21
21

Regnier, Jacques Auguste Adolphe, 1804-1884

Letter: Paris, to Blanchard Jerrold, 1826-1884
1 item (2 p. on double sheet) ; 21 x 26 cm folded to 21 x 13 cm
ALS. Thanks Jerrold for giving him a book that brings back memories of Jerrold's father, with whom Regnier worked in 1845.
1869 Nov 15
21

Reid, Mayne, 1818-1883 (Author)

Letter: Frogmore, England, to Mr. Edward W. Bok
1 item (1 p. on double sheet)
ALS. "Dear Sir, Serious illness hinders me from sending you any writing beyond this, my autograph."
1881 Nov 3
21

Renan, Ernest, 1823-1892 (French Author)

Letter: Talloires near Annecy, France, to "Cher Monsieur"
1 item (1 p. on double sheet) ; 21 x 28 cm folded to 21 x 14 cm
ALS. States that he is flattered that his correspondent wishes to translate his Discourse.
1881 Aug 19
21

Reynolds, John Hamilton, 1794-1852 (Poet)

Letter: Isle of Wight, to George Cruikshank, Esq., 1792-1878
1 item (4 p. on double sheet) ; 19 x 23 cm folded to 19 x 12 cm
ALS. Requests a favor: "Turn over your portfolio & give me one of your original sketches, however slight, to frame up in my little Drawing Room . . . Make the favor greater by inscribing it to me as from my friend George Cruikshank." Writes that Cruikshank and his wife may visit him whenever they come to Newport.
1847 Apr 19
21

Reynolds, John Hamilton, 1794-1852 (Poet)

Letter: Little Britain, to Thomas Hill, Esq., 1760-1840, London
1 item (1 p. on double sheet) ; 19 x 23 cm folded to 19 x 12 cm
ALS. States he shall be away the coming week. "Will you manage to let me have Horace Smith's ticket early in the week, - you can inclose it by the penny post to me."
n.d.
21

Reynolds, John Hamilton, 1794-1852 (Poet)

Letter: London, to Leigh Hunt, 1784-1859, Paddington
1 item (3 p. on double sheet) ; 25 x 41 cm folded to 25 x 21 cm
ALS. Writes a detailed appreciation of Hunt's Mask. He agrees particularly with the importance of the imagination over realistic scenes in the theatre: "the Fancy is the finest stage." He writes of the dancing, the chorus, and "In truth, I may go on selecting beauties till I leave nothing for selection."
1815 Feb 24
21

Reynolds, John Hamilton

Letter: London, to William Jerdan, Esq., 1782-1869, Brompton
1 item (2 p. on double sheet) ; 24 x 37 cm folded to 24 x 19 cm
ALS. States that an excess of business has prevented him from replying to his correspondent's letter. "Need I say that you are welcome to make what use you please of the slight notice of Keats - even unto the feeding of the fire!"
1820 Aug 25
21

Reynolds, John Hamilton

Poem: "To Miss Jane Reynolds on her birthday"
1 item ; (1 p. on double sheet) ; 25 x 40 cm folded to 25 x 20 cm
AMsS. Sixteen-line poem beginning with the line, "Though some may address you in language more bold . . ."
n.d.
21

Reynolds, John Hamilton

Letter: London, to "My Dear Sir"
1 item (1 p.) ; 24 x 20 cm
ALS. "I have heard from Mr. Mills today & he tells me he has written to you about this Eternal Day. Pray trouble yourself no further about the matter." Asks if his correspondent could spare his "private Box for this evening at the Haymarket."
1833 Aug 31
21

Reynolds, Mason

Letters: Hardensburg, Ky., and Natchez, Miss., to Avis Reynolds, R.I.
2 items (together 5 p.) ; 32 x 19 cm
2 ALsS. To his family in Rhode Island, Reynolds describes his settlement in Kentucky, his marriage, and taking up farming with his father-in-law. He urges his brothers to come to Kentucky to settle. In the second letter, Reynolds describes his travels in the region of the lower Mississippi River valley.
1817 Aug 22 - 1819 May 30
21

Richards, Grant, 1872-1948 (Publisher)

Letters: London, to John Bennion Booth, b. 1880
2 items (together 2 p.) ; 26 x 21 cm
2 TLsS. Asks Booth if he knows in which musical Arthur Roberts appeared as Captain Coddington. Also asks Booth's help in placing a quotation from Edgar Wallace regarding Housman's Shropshire Lad, to be used in "a book I am writing on A.E. Housman."
1933 Nov 27 - 1938 Oct 27
21

Richards, Grant, 1872-1948 (Publisher)

Misc. papers, including typed manuscripts and correspondence
13 items (together 22 p.) ; varying sizes
2 TMs, 6 ALS, 4 TLS. Collection contains Richards' typescripts on gastronomy: My Worst Meal--and in France!, and an untitled 4 page (incomplete) essay. Together with correspondence with French wine-dealers and miscellaneous letters relating to food and books about food.
1909 Jan 31 - 1933 Jan 25
21

Richardson, Mary

Letter: Ashley, to "Dear Rachael"
1 item (4 p. on double sheet) ; 21 x 26 cm folded to 21 x 13 cm
ALS. Writes enviously of what her friend has seen and done in her travels. Recounts a tragic accident in which a member of the Du Pont family was killed, and writes as well of the untimely death of an acquaintance.
1824 Aug 5
21

Richmond, James , 1808-1866

Letter: Norwalk, Conn., to Mrs. Chase in care of the postmaster in Gilead, Mich.
1 item (4 p. on double sheet)
ALS. Richmond, a member of the clergy, writes a note of sympathy to Mrs. Chase on her "recent misfortunes." Also details a recent trip he has taken to the eastern U.S.
1836 Feb 22
21

Ricketts, John

Letter: to Elias Boudinot, 1740-1821, Burlington, N.J.
1 item (1 p. on double sheet) ; 26 x 41 cm folded to 26 x 21 cm
ALS. Ricketts writes that he is concerned that his letters of the last few months have not reached Boudinot, as he has not heard from him. In this letter, Ricketts asks Boudinot for a loan of $300.
1819 Aug 10
21

Rickford, William, and Slater, Lord Benjamin

Letter: Aylesbury, to "Messrs Crowdy & Son.," Highworth
1 item (3 p. on double sheet)
ALS / TL. Notice informing recipient of William Rickford's candidacy for Representative of the Borough of Aylesbury in Parliament. Also included on double leaf is a two-page note signed by Benjamin, Lord Slater, discussing various legal matters.
1818 May 11 - May 18
21

Riddle, Jackson

Letter: Philadelphia, Pa., to Messrs. Bonney & Bush, Wilmington, Del.
1 item (1 p. on double sheet)
ALS. Short note discussing an order for wheels and axles.
1837 May 16
21

Riker, John C.

Letter: New York, N.Y., to Lindsay & Blakiston, Philadelphia, Pa.
1 item (3 p. on double sheet)
ALS. Written on a catalogue of Riker's books, places an order.
1848 Dec 7
21

Rittenhouse, David

Letter: to M. F. Francis
1 item
Printed facsimile of letter requesting lead for wartime supplies. "I am informed that you have purchased a large quantity of Lead on account of government, We want about 3 Tons of the Mint for refining, as the wars are likely to blow over perhaps you can furnish what we want without our being obliged to raise the price by a fresh purchase."
1794 Nov 20
21

Roberts, Miss C. J.

Account Book
1 item (4 p. on 80 pgs.)
AD. Four pages of account balances through 1847-1848 bound in cardboard and covered in marbleized paper.
1847 - 1848
21

Roberts, David, 1796-1864 (Painter of Architectural Subjects)

Letter: London, to Robert Hindmarsh Grundy, Esq.
1 item (1 p. on double sheet) ; 18 x 23 cm folded to 18 x 12 cm
ALS. Informs Grundy that there are 230 of his Eastern Drawings, rather than the previously stated 180.
1854 May 9
21

Roberts, David, 1796-1864 (recipient)

Letters: from Stanfield
2 items (2 p. on double sheet)
ALS. Accepts dinner invitations.
n.d.
21

Roberts, John

Letter: Walkingham, to William Crowdy, Highworth
1 item (3 p. on double sheet)
ALS. Seeks repayment for funding the 1820 Berkshire Election campaign.
1820 Sept 9
21

Robinson, Moncure, 1802-1891

Letter: Port Clinton, Pa., to John White, Esq., Philadelphia, Pa.
1 item (2 p. on double sheet)
ALS. Thanks the recipient for his gift of wine and describes life at work.
1830 Aug 2
21

Robinson, Peter, Esq. (recipient)

Letters: from various correspondents
5 items (together 6 p.) ; 24 x 19 cm
5 ALsS. Peter Robinson was the leader of Irish emigrations to eastern Ontario, Canada, in 1823 and 1825. These letters are from Irishmen desiring to gain passage to North America for themselves and their families. Many of the letters contain the names of clergy and townspeople to be called upon as references.
1825 Apr 25-May 8
21

Robson, Elizabeth, 1771-1843 (Quaker Minister)

Letter: Washington, D.C., to Jane Bettle, 1773-1840, Philadelphia, Pa.
2 items (4 p. on double sheet) ; 25 x 41 cm folded to 25 x 21 cm
ALS. Robson, writing to Bettle, a prominent Philadelphia Quaker, discusses some domestic matters, but primarily dwells on the hostility and difficulty she has faced while visiting Quaker meetings in the Washington, D.C. area. She muses on the increasing dissent and separation within the Society of Friends, which in 1827 led to the Hicksite separation. Also included in this folder is a decree from the Monthly Meeting of Friends in 1824 supporting Jane Bettle's accompaniement of Robson, "who is on a religious visit to this Country."
1825 Dec 24
21

Rogers, Samuel, 1763-1855 (Poet)

Letter: to Mr. Greenleaf
1 item (1 p. on double sheet) ; 24 x 19 cm folded to 12 x 19 cm
ALS. Writing in the third person, Rogers regrets he cannot meet with Greenleaf because of a prior engagement.
1792 Mar 21
21

Rolle of Stevenstone, John Rolle, Baron, 1750-1842 (Member of Parliament)

Letters: to unknown correspondents
2 items (2 p. on 2 leaves) ; 25 x 20 cm
2 ALsS. In the first letter, Rolle regrets his wife cannot attend an event due to influenza. In the second, he writes: "You will inform the writer of the enclosed that the fishing season is over for this year."
1833 May 1 - 1837 Sept 3
21

Rolle of Stevenstone, John Rolle, Baron

Letters: to unknown correspondents
3 items (3 p.)
3 ALS. Discusses social obligations.
1821 Apr 9 - 1833 Jun 22
22

Roosevelt, Franklin Delano, 1882-1945

Letters and documents relating to Georgia Warm Springs
11 items
Letters, focusing on renovation and development of Georgia Warm Springs therapeutic spa, include ALS to C.P. Hubbard with detailed design suggestions and a hand-drawn, initialed layout plan; 2 ALsS to E. Burton Cooke regarding blueprints; 3 TLsS to S.H. Adelman, a contributor; also TLsS to Louis M. Weinberg and to Helen L. Ostreich. Also included are 2 photographs of Roosevelt in the pool at Warm Springs.
1926 Dec 13 - 1930 Dec 19
22

Roosevelt, Franklin Delano

Letter: Washington, D.C., to William K. Henkels, Esq., Philadelphia, Pa.
1 item (1 p.) ; 27 x 20 cm
TLS. Written on Assistant Secretary, Navy Department, letterhead. R. wishes "it were possible for me to change the rule in some way in order to make it unnecessary for you to spend a month in training. However, the rule is a hard and fast one, and one month's sea experience is absolutely necessary. Things are pretty much in a turmoil down here at the present time, and one never knows what the next day will bring forth."
1918 Nov 12
22

Roosevelt, Franklin Delano

Letter and receipt: Washington, D.C., to Stan V. Henkels, Philadelphia, Pa.
2 items
Letter discusses the prospect of Roosevelt looking over the papers of Asbury Dickens, Andrew Jackson's Secretary of State. Also talks about Henkels' son, stating: "If he wants to stay in the Service I will do everything possible, because we need men just like him." Receipt for art purchased at Henkel's literary and art auction, including Early Miniatures and Silhouettes.
1918 Nov 22 - 1931 Dec 8
22

Roosevelt, Franklin Delano

Newspaper clippings and photocopied article.
5 items
Includes photograph from Roosevelt's funeral; in car with Eleanor Roosevelt; signing the declaration of war with Japan. Photocopied article of declaration of war.
1940 Sept. 20 - [1945] April 13
22

Roosevelt, Franklin Delano (subject)

University of Pennsylvania Commencement Excercises Program.
2 items
Two copies of a University of Pennsylvania graduation program in which FDR is awarded the "Honorary Degree of Doctor of Laws."
1940 Sept 20
22

Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919

Letter: New York, N.Y., to the Hon. William Cameron Sproul, 1870-1928, Chester, Pa.
1 item (1 p.) ; 20 x 16 cm
TLS. "I thank you for your letter and the editorial. Naturally it is the kind of editorial that gives food for thought."
1912 Jan 25
22

Rosenberg, Rose

Letters: London, to Annie Wynick, London
2 items (2 p.) ; 25 x 19 cm and smaller
2 TLsS. Thanks Isaac Rosenberg's sister for sending a copy of her brother's poems. Asks that she send another, to be given to Prime Minister James Ramsay MacDonald.
1930 Jan 23 - Jan 30
22

Ross, Mary M

Letter: Penn Yan, N.Y., to Rev. Henry Augustus Shultz, 1806-1885, Bethlehem, Pa.
1 item (3 p. on double sheet) ; 25 x 40 cm folded to 25 x 20 cm
ALS. Writing to the head of the Moravian Society's Bethlehem Seminary, Ross explains that, as a young student at the school, she worked long hours on ribbon work and, as a result, suffered spinal deformities. She alludes to her husband's desire to bring "an action for damages against the school . . . Money I know can not restore me to health . . . but money might enable me to seek some relief."
1846 Oct 21
22

Rossetti, Christina Georgina, 1830-1894

Letter: London, to Jane Burden Morris
1 item (2 p. on double sheet) ; 14 x 18 cm folded to 14 x 9 cm
ALS. "I scarcely know whether I ought to follow my brother's suggestion and venture to write hoping that, if you come to London, you will favour us with a call. Pray decide the doubt for me: and generously believe that I have, in intention at least, done exactly what you and propriety demand."
[ca. 1857]
22

Rossetti, Dante Gabriel, 1828-1882

Letters and cards: London, to Harry Buxton Forman, Esq., 1842-1917, London
18 items (together 36 p.) ; in 2 folders, 18 x 23 cm folded to 18 x 12 cm and smaller
15 ALsS and 3 APcS. Letters are primarily concerned with the correspondents' mutual interest in the writings of John Keats and with Forman's edition of Keats: "No book ever wore a more charming aspect than your Keats memorial volume." Other letters discuss the progress of a subscription fund to aid Keats's sister Mme. de Llanos. Rossetti suggests others to be solicited, including William Morris, Sir Edward Burne-Jones, Theodore Watts, Philip Marston, and Algernon Swinburne. Also included is a note from Forman to Rossetti regarding the Keats Memorial Fund subscription.
1871 Dec 29 - 1881 Jul 15
22

Rossetti, Dante Gabriel

Letter: to Mrs. Sartoris [Adelaide Kemble], 1814?-1879
1 item (1 p.) ; 18 x 12 cm
ALS. States that "[Algernon Charles] Swinburne is about as well as usual . . . The reports were obvious exaggerations." Declines a luncheon invitation: "[I] am so busy with my painting that I have gone absolutely nowhere."
[18--] Apr 11
22

Rossetti, Dante Gabriel

Letter: London, to Charles Rowley, Manchester
1 item (4 p. on double sheet) ; 18 x 23 cm folded to 18 x 12 cm
ALS. Rossetti discusses proofs he is awaiting: "When they reach me I will see about the title. There is a sonnet of Dante's illustrating the subject, but my own impression is that a short extract from the prose narrative will do best." Also comments on Ford Madox Brown's "grand picture . . . I thought it ranked among the select class of finest works which an artist has the luck to produce." Writes of arranging a dinner with Rowley, Brown, Theodore Watts, Frederick Shields, and Rossetti's brother, William Michael.
[1879 Feb 14]
22

Rossetti, Dante Gabriel

Letter: to Herbert Gilchrist, b. 1857
1 item (2 p. on double sheet) ; 18 x 23 cm folded to 18 x 12 cm
ALS. Discusses design of a planned second edition of Alexander Gilchrist's Life of Blake. "I fancy the plates of Songs are best where they are, as otherwise they would need rewriting the text about them, and they are moreover apt to seem disappointing to some readers from their roughness without the colour; & the fullness of time is as yet full of fools."

[1880 Aug 20]
22

Rossetti, Dante Gabriel

Letter and card: London, to Walter Severn, 1793-1879, London
2 items (together 3 p.) ; 19 x 11 cm and smaller
ALS and APcS. Regarding the inscription for the tombstone of Severn's father, Joseph, Rossetti states that "nothing could equal for the purpose your father's own touching and graphic words . . . Excuse my saying that the suggestion of . . . 'In their death they were not divided' must seem highly inappropriate to anyone who [recalls] the original application of the phrase - viz: to Saul & Jonathan who died on the same battle-field. Whereas nearly 60 years elapsed between Keats's death and your father's."
1881 Jul 10 - Jul 11
22

Rossetti, Dante Gabriel

Letters: to Walter Theodore Watts-Dunton, 1832-1914
4 items (together 8 p.) ; 19 x 23 cm folded to 19 x 12 cm
4 ALsS. Letters concern their respective bouts of ill health, dinner invitations, and references to their various works in progress. One letter discusses a change Rossetti would like made to his poem "Sister Helen," which is to appear in Barnett Smith's volume of selected poetry: "The line stands in English ed: 'But Keith of Ewern's sadder still.' It should read: 'But he and I are sadder still.'" Another letter chides Watts for never showing Rossetti his sonnet on the death of President Garfield.
n.d.
22

Rossetti, William Michael, 1829-1919 (Critic and Author)

Manuscript page
1 item (1 p.) ; 21 x 27 cm
AMs. One page from Rossetti's Life of John Keats, begins "was obliged to wait till somebody, through the window, saw" and ends "Of the Grecian language however he learned nothing."
n.d.
22

Rothenstein, William, Sir, 1872-1945 (Artist)

Letters and card: London and Ireland, to John Freeman, 1880-1929, London
5 items (together 6 p.) ; 26 x 20 cm and smaller
4 ALsS, 1 APcS. First letters concern Freeman's biographical note on A.E. Housman for Rothenstein's book Twenty-Four Portraits: "Your note on Housman seems to me admirable. I have never read a juster appreciation of his work." Asks Freeman to sit for his portrait, which was used as the frontispiece for a volume of Freeman's poetry. Rothenstein appreciates this volume in his last letter: "There is a sane, dignified & profound interpretation of life patterned throughout the fabric of your poetry."
1920 Jul 28 - 1921 Nov 26
22

Rothenstein, William, Sir

Letter: London, to "My dear Dr. Head" [Sir Henry Head], 1861-1940
1 item (1 p.) ; 23 x 18 cm
ALS. "Waugh, the kindest of souls, has been very fussy about my giving proofs away . . . the fact is that the book is not selling well . . . its price was so high . . . If you will send the drawing down to Kensington, I will get it photographed for you."
[19--] Jun 10
22

Rothenstein, William, Sir

Letters: London, to Vyvyan Holland, 1886-1967
2 items (together 2 p.) ; 12 x 18 cm
2 ALsS. Asks the younger son of Oscar Wilde for permission to "include a couple of his [Wilde's] letters" in his book of memoirs Men and Memories. "I think you will not be displeased with my account of your father." Second letter replies to Holland's "kind note. I will, of course, show you what I have written about your father, should you care to see it."
1930 Jan 11 - Mar 13
22

Rothenstein, William, Sir

Cards: Hampstead, to William T. Horton, 1864-1919, Hampstead
2 items ; 9 x 12 cm
2 APcS. Brief notes telling Horton when they may meet.
1910 Sept 23 - Sept 26
22

Rothenstein, William, Sir

Letters: Hampstead, Cambridge, Leicestershire, Gloucestershire, to Holbrook Jackson, 1874-1948
14 items (together 17 p.) ; 21 x 18 cm and smaller
14 ALsS. Letters begin formally, sending thanks for books and invitations to lectures, then become more familiar, referring to drawings and paintings asked for by Jackson for use in various publications and exhibits. There is much discussion of various works: "What about Max? he is characteristic enough, or Beardsley himself?" "Why not Bernard Shaw? Frank Harris, by the way, has one, the best, I think." Rothenstein also reacts to Jackson's article on his drawings: "It is by far the best that has appeared on any of my work" and to Jackson's The Eighteen Nineties: "Certainly the two reproductions of my own things are quite satisfactory."
1907 Feb 11 - 1940 Jan 27
22

Rothenstein, William, Sir

Card: Stroud, Gloucestershire, to [Holbrook Jackson?], 1874-1948
1 item ; 9 x 12 cm
ACS. "Did you get the print I sent you some time ago? I hope it reached you safely . . . When does the book appear. I suppose your publisher will send me a copy in return for right to reproduce drawings."
1913 Oct 22
22

Rothenstein, William, Sir

Letters: Stroud, Gloucestershire, and France, to Paul G. Konody, 1872-1933
4 items (together 5 p.) ; 27 x 21 cm and smaller
4 ALsS. Rothenstein's letters discuss his contributions to a show put together by art critic Paul Konody for the Canadian War Records Office to document Canadian participation in WWI: "Once I am out in France I could find inspiring subjects among the Canadians." Two letters, written from France in 1919 while he was with the British Expeditionary Force, speak of the show's reception in London as well as of his own experiences travelling through Belgium and Germany. He writes of the troops: "British and Colonial . . . all behaving admirably and spending their money generously." Last letter describes his own work: "I believe the things I am doing have a value and that no one else would choose precisely the subjects I want to interpret . . . I believe, if all goes well, I shall bring back some work of interest to the Canadians . . . Kennington has also taken to drawing buildings since he left his unit."
1918 Apr 30 - 1919 Mar 10
22

Rothenstein, William, Sir

Letters: Bradford and London, to H.C. Marillier, 1865-1951
4 items (together 4 p.) ; 18 x 12 cm and smaller
4 ALsS. Letters concern various of Rothenstein's artworks being reproduced by Marillier. One testy note states: "Thanks for the proofs. Having heard I was married, why ask me if it is true? Or is the world only to be believed when it speaks ill of us?"
1894 Dec 31 - 1900 Apr 2
22

Rothenstein, William, Sir

Letters: Bradford and London, to Mrs. Moscheles
2 items (together 3 p.) ; 18 x 12 cm
2 ALsS. To the wife of Felix Moscheles, Rothenstein states he cannot avail himself of her invitation. Second letter explains his service on the Universities Committee: "I . . . have been instrumental in helping our beaux artists in a small way . . . I also helped to organize a small show . . . to raise money for the same purpose." Writes that he does not like to speak in public and graciously declines her offer
1897 Dec 24
22

Rothenstein, William, Sir

Card: Stroud, Gloucestershire, to Diana Murphy, London
1 item ; 10 x 15 cm
APcS. "I began to despair of getting in touch with you. I know Mr. Yeats [Jack Butler?] will be glad to have heard from you . . . I hope you will come to see us."
1936 Jul 18
22

Rothenstein, William, Sir

Letter: London, to "My very dear Norma"
1 item (1 p. on double sheet) ; 18 x 23 cm folded to 18 x 12 cm
ALS. Writes a perceptive review of her play Glamour. "Wherever your play explained itself as a true comedy of life it was admirable. The weakness came from the plot - no ingenuity could make weak and faulty psychology convincing." He then suggests that he would like to see her "dealing with a subject matter which would give your brilliant abilities the chance they need to declare themselves."

[19--] Oct 27
22

Rothenstein, William, Sir

Letters: London, Gloucestershire, Derbyshire, Bad-Nauheim, to the Ranee of Sarawak [Lady Margaret Brooke], b. 1849
21 items (together 38 p.) ; 23 x 18 cm and smaller
21 ALsS. Letters contain repeated descriptions of familiar things (gardens, weather, travels); the comings and goings of friends such as Cunninghame-Graham, Andre Maurois, Yeats, and James Stephens. Replete with references to a large number of musicians and artists, such as Delius, G. Holst, Vaughn Williams, and Beerbohm. He offers his opinion on the British Museum: "it gives one an old-fashioned sense of the wealth and power of England . . . the Victoria and Albert is a parvenu affair in comparison" (30 Jan 1935); on books such as Gulliver's Travels: "What an irony that the bitterest satire ever written should have become a children's book." Refers often to his drawing and painting: "The pleasure of painting is in the pursuit, in the glimpses one catches of the white and gleaming limbs; but the nymph is for the gods, not for such as me." Also refers to health and ill-health of his wife, friends, and his correspondent.

1934 May 15 - 1935 Oct 31
22

Rothenstein, William, Sir

Letters and card: London, to Harriet Roberts
3 items (together 4 p.) ; 13 x 18 cm and smaller
2 ALsS, 1 APcS. To the wife of R. Ellis Roberts, he responds: "It is like you, brimming over with goodness . . . to see virtue in your friends . . . Could any of you have been more radiantly genial than Ellis in the role of Chairman?" Writes of the pleasurable evening spent with them. Second letter refers to a check sent him by Leo Myers and of its generous amount: "it is Leo whom you have to thank, not me, for the drawing." Card explains why he will not be able to visit her.
1932 Mar 3 - 1937 Dec 10
22

Rothenstein, William, Sir

Letter: Cambridge, to "Dear Sir" [Messrs. Wickinson]
1 item (2 p. on double sheet) ; 18 x 23 cm folded to 18 x 12 cm
ALS. Letter concerns a Mr. Probsthain, threatened with internment. Rothenstein had written to Sir John Simon describing the incident and now discusses various means to prevent the internment, such as approaching the heads of the Oriental Dept. at the British Museum and drafting petitions. As regards himself, he declares that "it would not be a wise thing for anyone bearing such a name as mine to appear as a prominent mover in the petition."
1916 Jul 9
22

Rowlandson, Thomas, 1756-1827 (Artist)

Invoice
1 item (1 p.) ; 20 x 16 cm
AD. List of Rowlandson's works purchased by F. Rimbault, with purchase prices.
1822 May 1- 1823 Apr 26
22

Rush, Thomas M.

Letter: Philadelphia, to Col. Lewis Rush, Philadelphia, Pa.
1 item (1 p. on double sheet) ; 21 x 33 cm. folded to 21 x 17 cm
ALS. To his father, Rush melodramatically proclaims that he has been ruined. "I must answer for official failure, owing as it was to my having been reduced to absolute poverty . . . to avoid which I made use of funds not my own . . . depending upon your promised assistance. I have now become the victim of parental vengeance . . . you may perchance . . . think of the fate of a wretched Son, whom you have doomed to ignominy and disgrace."
1827 Jun 4
22

Ruskin, John, 1819-1900 (Writer and Painter)

Letter: to "My dear Dora" [Dora Lees] 1846-1912
1 item (2 p. on double sheet) ; 18 x 23 cm folded to 18 x 12 cm
ALS. Responds to his correspondent's revelation that she wants to be a painter: "It sounds to my ear very much as if you said you wanted to be a duck. You either are a duck . . . or you aren't - and you can't make yourself one." Describes painters as "generally very useless creatures" and advises her to "save what you can so that you may gradually feel independent. That is essential to your being a painter."
n.d.
22

Ruskin, John

Letter: Coniston, Lancashire, to Coulson Kernahan, 1858-1943
1 item (2 p. on double sheet) ; 18 x 23 cm folded to 18 x 12 cm
ALS. Caustic letter referring to Kernahan's paper on Heine: "As I know nothing whatever about him myself - I wish you had sent me one I could better have judged your critical power by." Criticizes Kernahan for "confusing statements of opinion respecting Rossetti's poetry, with references to his work in an art of which you know nothing."
1887 Jan 8
22

Russel, A. B.

Letter: Exmouth, to Mr. Dane, Bicton
1 item (1 p. on double sheet)
ALS. "I have some Friends from Wales staying with me, and I wish them to see Bicton Park; Saturday next is our only leisure day. If you think Lord and Lady Rollo would allow us to drive there, I shall be obliged by your information, what hour may be most convenient to them."
1824 Aug 18
22

Russell, H.

Letter: Ramsbury, to James Blagrave, Esq., Reading
1 item (1 p. on double sheet)
TLS. Demands payment of unpaid accounts of the late Mr. Sanders Bennett.
1811 Aug 13

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