Bryn Mawr College Library Special Collections

 

Ralph Hodgson and Aurelia Bolliger Hodgson Papers, 1896-1984

Part II: Box and Folder List

Special Collections Department, Bryn Mawr College Library

Collection Number: M 49

Copyright © 2005 by Special Collections Department, Bryn Mawr College Library


 

Hodgson with fellow poets, London, 1928, Bryn Mawr College Special Collections

Ralph Hodgson, seated left, with clockwise: Mark Gertler, Hewy Levy, W.J. Turner, "Milne of the British Museum", J.W.N. Sullivan and S.S. Koteliansky. Taken in London, 1928

Series I. Correspondence

Personal Correspondence
Business Correspondence

 

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Personal Correspondence/London
1 1 Family members and friends to/from RH (27 letters) 1915-1922
1 2 Hodgson, Janet (RH's 1st wife) letters to/from RH (2 letters) and condolences regarding her death (9 letters) 1896-1920
Personal Correspondence/Japan
2 1 Family members and friends to/from RH (29 letters and 16 greeting cards) 1928-1938
2 2

Wedding congratulations to RH and ABH including a telegram from T.S. Eliot (13 letters)

1933
4 4 Greeting cards and post cards from Japanese correspondents (73 cards) 1920's-1960's
Personal Correspondence/Owlacres, OH
5 1 Family members and friends to/from RH and ABH (25 letters) 1938-1958
5 2 Family members and friends to/from RH and ABH (25 letters) 1959-1983
5 3 Elizabeth "Betsy" C. to RH (27 letters and cards) 1957-1962
5 4 Bryher, Mrs. from RH and ABH (13 letters) 1953-1961
5 5 Chatteris, Tommy and Adelaide to RH and ABH (43 letters, 4 cards and 2 photos) 1952-1970
5 6 Dworks, Lenore and Kerry to RH and ABH, personal friends of the Hodgsons, Lenore was Seymour Adelman's sister (46 letters, mostly photocopies) 1947-1950
5 7 Dworks, L and K from RH and ABH (36 letters) 1947-1950
5 8 Eliot, T.S. to RH and ABH (3 letters) including birthday greetings and condolence on RH's death and 1 letter from ABH (plus photocopies of 2 poems by Eliot with drawings) 1935, 1952, 1962, 1964
5 9 Eliot, Mrs. T.S. to/from ABH (9 letters and 12 greeting cards) 1978-1982
5 10 Hodgson, Muriel (2nd wife) to RH (1 letter) 1948
5 11 Hodgson, Josephine (sister) to RH (17 letters) 1940-1952
5 12 Hodgson, Violet (niece) to RH and ABH (5 letters, 3 cards and 2 photos) 1935-1960
5 13 Loliger, Margaret to RH and ABH (13 letters and 2 cards) 1933-1959
6 1 Robarts, Vere to/from RH and ABH (17 letters, 2 postcards) 1951-1963
6 2 Sears, Kathleen to/from RH regarding his sister's death (5 letters) 1952-1953
6 3 Winslow, Mrs. Randolph to/from RH regarding painting his portrait (4 letters) 1953
6 4 Various correspondents: Eliot, Moore, Lowell, Auden, Williams, etc. to RH on his 90th birthday. (33 letters, all photocopies of originals) 1961
6 8 Various correspondents to RH and ABH (88 greeting cards) 1930's-1980's

Owlacres, Hodgson's home near Miverva, Ohio, c. 1950, Bryn Mawr College Special Collections
Owlacres, Hodgson's home near Miverva, Ohio, c. 1950

 

Ralph and Aurelia Hodgson Correspondence
Adelman Correspondence

 

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Personal Correspondence RH to ABH
8 1 RH to ABH during early courtship in Japan (35 letters) 1926-1927 and undated
8 2 RH to ABH during separation; RH in Japan and ABH in Wisconsin (32 letters) 1928
8 3 RH to ABH in Japan (19 letters) 1930-1932
8 4 RH to ABH in Ohio (56 letters) 1938-1956
Personal Correspondence ABH to RH
8 5 ABH to RH (37 letters) 1927
8 6 ABH to RH (17 letters) Jan-Feb 1928
8 7 ABH to RH (56 letters) March- Dec. 1928
8 8 ABH to RH (29 letters) 1938
8 9 ABH to RH (28 letters) 1940-1955

 

 

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Personal and Professional Correspondence with Seymour Adelman 1926-1983

Ralph Hodgson and Seymour Adelman, Owlacres Ohio, 1947, Bryn Mawr College Special Collections
Ralph Hodgson and Seymour Adelman at Owlacres, Ohio in 1947

RH and ABH to SA
9 1 First 2 letters of correspondence between Ralph Hodgson and Seymour Adelman 1926-1927
9 2 RH and ABH to SA (126 letters) 1939-1949
9 3 RH and ABH to SA (102 letters) 1950-1954
9 4 RH and ABH to SA (98 letters) 1955-1961 and partial/undated
9 5 ABH to SA (78 letters) 1962-1983
9 6 ABH to Adelman Family (26 letters and 12 cards) 1940-1973 and undated
9 7 RH to/from SA regarding An Uncollected Sonnet by John Keats titled Sonnet to Spenser (6 letters and 1 telegram); 2 TS copies of sonnet with MS corrections; 15 proof copies, one inscribed to W.H. Maas from R.H., dated January 23, 1947; 2 photostat copies of sonnet; hand-drawn map with notes of Keats' home in London by RH. Sonnet printed in Philadelphia for Seymour Adelman, 1945, to celebrate the 150th anniversary of Keats' birth. 1943-1947
SA to RH and ABH
10 1 SA to RH and ABH (75 letters) 1928-1947
10 2 SA to RH and ABH (94 letters) 1948-1951
10 3 SA to RH and ABH (75 letters and 28 greeting cards) 1952-1970 and partial/undated
10 4 SA to RH and ABH of rough drafts retained by SA of mailed letters (198 letters) 1939-1973
SA to 3rd Parties
10 5 SA to 3rd parties regarding RH's matters (80 letters) 1927-1984
10 6 SA to 3rd parties regarding RH's death (22 letters) 1962
10 7 SA to 3rd parties regarding centenary birth of RH (19 letters) 1971

 

London Correspondence
Japan Correspondence
Ohio Correspondence

 

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Business Correspondence/London
1 3 Blunden, Edmund to RH (1 letter) 1920
1 4 Brown, Edumund (Four Seasons Publisher) to RH regarding chapbooks for a poetry collection (1) 1917
1 5 Cazenove, C.F. (Literary Agent) from RH (6 letters) 1910
1 6 Davies, W.H. to RH (6 small cards and short notes) 1922
1 7 De la Mare, Walter, condolence on RH's first wife's death (1 letter) 1920
1 8 Fraser, C.L to/from RH (31 letters); 1 MS invoice for The Maddery Book, and 1 MS copy of poem Magdalen by Henry Kingsley in RH's hand with MS note on back, "written out by RH for me, 1913" signed C. Lovat Fraser. 1913-1917 and undated
1 9 Freedman, John from RH mostly regarding poetry, some references to De la Mare, WWI and boxing (11 letters) 1914-1916
1 10 Furman, Miss. from RH (2 letters) 1915
1 11 Hopkins, Mrs. (5 letters) 1918
1 12 Jackson, Holbrook to/from RH and various publishers; discusses Ezra Pound, poetry revisions and errors, and arrangements for publications (170 letters)
See also Box 2, Folder 9 for their correspondence while Hodgson was in Japan
1911-1922 and undated
1 13 Maas, W.H. from RH (1 letter) 1913
1 14 Macmillan Publishers to/from RH (9 letters and 6 invoices) 1913-1941
1 15 Massingham, H.J. to/from Jackson, Holbrook regarding Plumage Bill Group of which Massingham was the founder (25 letters); RH to Massingham (1 letter and 1 card); 1 MS poem To Primroses by Massingham sent to JC Squire and 1 MS eulogy on the death of W.H. Hudson by Massingham

1920-23 and undated work

1 16 Millard, Christoper to/from Joseph Thorp; third person correspondence regarding publishing ventures and RH's work (6 letters) 1919-1924 and undated
1 17 Monro, Harold to RH (5 letters and 4 greeting cards) 1911-1921
1 18 Newbolt, Henry: Review of Poems by RH Not dated
1 19 Rothenstein, W. to RH (1 letter and 2 greeting cards 1921
1 20 Sassoon, Siegfried from RH (11 letters with 6 envelopes) 1923, 1936, 1962
1 21 Shorter, Clement from RH (1 letter) 1915
1 22 Stevens, Alfred T. regarding the financial accounts of Flying Fame Publishers 1913

Imperial Hotel, Japan, 1933, Bryn Mawr College Special Collections
Imperial Hotel, Sendai, Japan, October 1933. From right, Miss Kano, Lucy Uneda, Ralph and Aurelia Hodgson and "another friend from the Foreign Office"

Ralph and Aurelia in Japan, 1933, Bryn Mawr College Special Collections
Ralph and Aurelia Hodgson in Japan with
unidentified couple, 1933

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Business Correspondence/Japan
2 3 Japanese correspondents to RH regarding university matters, meetings and visits (30 letters) 1924-1934
2 4 Japanese correspondents to RH regarding university matters, meetings and visits and farewell letters, (41 letters, 2 telegrams and 10 postcards) 1935-1938 and undated
2 5 Japanese correspondents' long-distance letters following RH and ABH's return to America (22 letters) 1946-1977 and undated
2 6 Brennan, Mr. from RH (2 letters) 1927
2 7 Ito, Tokutaro to RH (8 letters and 5 cards) 1931-1938
2 8 Iwaya, Tominoby to RH (4 letters) 1931-1934
2 9 Jackson, Holbrook to/from RH while in Japan and Ohio (10 letters and 3 cards) 1924-1941
2 10 Kobayashi, Atsuyo to RH (3 letters) 1937-1954
2 11 Matsumoto, B. to RH (7 letters) 1930-1940
2 12 Noguchi, Yone to RH (5 letters) 1934-1937
2 13 Obata, Shigeyoshi to RH (5 letters)
See also Box 4, Folder 2 for Translation Project correspondence
1936-1938
2 14 Ohara, Kyoko to RH and ABH (11 letters and 7 cards) 1933-1972
3 1 Saito, Takeshi and Fumiko to/from RH (13 letters and 11 cards) 1931-1962
3 2 Suess, Elizabeth to RH (10 letters)
See also Box 7, Folder 14 for her personal correspondence with ABH
1927-1928 and undated
3 3 Sugimoro, Kojiro to RH (5 letters) 1933-1937
3 4 Uneda, Lucy to RH (18 letters, 4 undated short stories, and 10 poems by her) 1929-1938 and undated
3 5 Uneda, Lucy manuscript "Tracing Back My Memories" c.1931
    See ABH correspondence in Box 3 for her Japanese correspondence 1922-1982
4 1 News clippings regarding Professor Yukitatsu Takikaw controversy in Kyoto University, Sendai, Japan 1933
4 2 Manyoshu Translation Project: includes introduction to the manuscript, 3 letters between Shigeyoshi Obata and RH, and clippings from Japanese newspaper regarding the project Feb. 1936-Jan. 1937
4 3 Tentative translations and marked rough drafts in RH's handwriting from Manyoshu Poems: Volumes I-XII by Yunosuke Ishii and Shigeyoshi Obata c.1937


Musical practice in Japan, Bryn Mawr College Special Collections
Ralph and Aurelia Hodgson with Japanese students,
Sendai, Japan, undated photo.


Lucy Uneda with portraits, Bryn Mawr College Special Collections
Lucy Uneda with portraits of professors of the English department of the Japan Women's University


Business Correspondence/Owlacres, OH
6 5 Outgoing letters, various recipients (45) 1938-1950
6 6 Outgoing letters, various recipients (72) 1951-1962
6 7 Incoming letters, various senders (58) 1938-1962

 

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Business Correspondence by Aurelia Bolliger Hodgson after RH's Death/Owlacres, OH
7 1 Outgoing letters from ABH; continuing her husband's business concerns (45) 1962-1983
7 2 Incoming letters from various senders (32) 1962-1983
7 3 Concerning RH's estate, copyright issues, etc. to/from ABH (55)
1963-1982
7 4 Concerning RH's papers at Yale's Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library to ABH (11) 1975-1979
7 5 Government officials to/from ABH concerning political issues (21) 1959-1979
7 6 Fenton, Colin to/from ABH regarding RH's estate and publishing ventures (30) 1958-1983
7 7

Mayfield, John to ABH regarding RH's affairs (4 letters), also included are 6 photos of ABH in Washington D.C. and Award of Honorary Texan Citizenship presented to RH, 1960.
See also Mayfield's correspondence with S. Adelman regarding RH's death in Box 10, Folder 6

1960,
1976-1979
7 8 McKenna, Michael; typescript poetry proofs sent to ABH c.1960
7 9 Packman, Martin to ABH regarding Koteliansky biography (5 letters) 1983
7 10 Pearson, Norman Holmes to ABH (3 letters) 1961, 1972
7 11 Smith, Robert W. to ABH (24 letters, articles and some 3rd party correspondence) 1979-1983
7 12 Sweetser, Wesley to/from ABH (12 letters) 1979-1980

PART I: Collection Description

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Last Update: August 8, 2005 Special Collections at SpecColl@brynmawr.edu