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

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Bryn Mawr College Library


 


Letterhead of Hodgson's Publishing company "Sign of the Flying Fame" from 1913

 

Series II. Ralph Hodgson Poetry and Related Materials

Notebooks
Poetry Work
Poetry Fragments
Legal Documents
Press Material

Notebooks:

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11 1-6 6 binders with drafts and revisions of poems; some clippings and typed works. Binders 3 and 4 contain typed, unpublished versions of poetry including an alternative 'dramatic' opening to the Muse and the Mastiff. Various dates or undated
12 1 18 4"x 6" spiral notebooks of poems and poetry fragments as well as miscellaneous notes, dreams and ideas. c.1946-1962
12 2 23 4"x6" spiral notebooks of miscellaneous poetry fragments; some notebooks are blank or empty. Not dated
13 1 13 spiral notebooks, some marked "M+M" and "Country-Town Conversations" containing ideas for poems, general observations and daily reminders. Undated
13 2 12 small pocket notebooks of daily reminders and address books with contact information. Undated
13 3 11 spiral notebooks with miscellaneous poetry fragments, notes and observations. Undated
13 4 11 notebooks, some dated, with miscellaneous poetry fragments, notes and observations. c. 1945-1950's
13 5 Medal: Ohioana Book Award presented to RH for The Skylark and Other Poems: Best Book of Poetry by an Ohioan. 1961
13 6 MSS of The Bride in a sketch book. Note at back: "sketch book Lovat Fraser gave me RH". Also contains paper with verse "Damsels of Time" by Emerson in RH's hand. 1911
13 7 Bound TS copy of The Bull with MS corrections by RH. Note in front "C. Lovat Fraser. Given me by RH at Evanstan Miles's Restaurant, 1911. This was the first copy of the poem. Corrected by RH." 1911
13 8 Bound MSS copy of The Bull. Signed "For Lovat Fraser. RH. Oct 1911". Note at back: "My father, Colonel AH Bagnold, C.B., C.M.G., had his daughter (i.e. me) taught bookbinding- and at a later date, not far off I am afraid- from the beginning- I practiced a bit and at last I bound this book, Ralph Hodgson's poem "The Bull" given by him to Lovat Fraser- and having bound it gave it to Lovat- 1912" signed Enid Bagnold. 1911
13 9 Fold-out map of London. 1882
13 10 Small published pamphlet of poem The Pearl of Toledo by Prosper Merimee, translated by Colin Fenton; copy 47 of 120. 1966
13 11 The Battle of Britain and Other Poems by Walter N. Sinkinson with inscription to RH, booklet. July, 1946
13 12 Quintet Poems by Walter N. Sinkinson, booklet. Undated
13 13 Collection of brochures, catalogs and playbills. Various dates

Poetry Work:

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14 1 Printed proof of Time and Eve with MS corrections by RH and C.L. Fraser. Note on back: "Galley proof of Ralph Hodgson's 'Eve' and 'Time' with his and my alterations. Mine are made in green ink -C.L.F." Undated
14 2 A Flying Scroll: Poems numbered 1-11; includes TS copies with MS corrections by RH, partial proofs with MS corrections and final copies; published by Namleda & Co, Philadelphia; 2 copies of Poem 1 with MS inscription by RH "Witter Bynner with warm regard from Ralph Hodgson, Owlacres, 1945" and MS inscription by ABH "With kind regards and many thanks from R. H. for 'The Way of Life'". See also Box 32 for other drafts of Flying Scroll. 1944
14 3 Bells of Heaven: MS copy of poem by RH addressed to John M. Huges and MS copy of The Bride with letter to H. Jackson
March, 1956 and 1916
14 4 The Boxers: article by RH, MS in SA's hand; photocopy of article from The Saturday Review 7 June 1913
14 5 The Bull: TS copy; Hymn to Moloch: printed from The Nation & The Athenaeum by RH Undated and 1921
14 6 Coronation Day: 4 TS copies, different versions by RH 1937
14 7 Cotes' Phoebe: 1 MSS and 2 TS copies of poem by RH
1934
14 8 Eve: MSS poem inscribed to SA Undated
14 9 The Foreman Said: 1 MS and 2 TS copies; Portable Wireless: 1 MS and 2 TS copies 1951, 1955
14 10 The Muse and the Mastiff: 1 TS and 1 printed copy by Packington Pound Press; The Mystery: printed by John Mayfield. 1942, 1956
14 11 Memories of Poets 1910-1920: TS of a lecture given by RH in Michigan 1943
14 12 Old Books: photocopied TS of a lecture given by RH Undated
14 13 The Royal Mails: MS copy Undated
14 14 Silver Wedding: early layout plans and TS copy Undated
14 15 Swinburne: 3 published copies by RH, published by John Mayfield, Bethesda, MD. 1961
14 16 The Skylark and Other Poems: partial proofs corrected and 1 with RH's signature, advertising flyer for book and other promotional material. 1958
14 17 The Skylark and Other Poems: press clippings and reviews 1958-1960
14 18 Songs to Our Surnames: 5 TS copies with MS corrections and 1 proof copy 1934, undated
14 19 To a Linnet: 3 TS copy; Today: 2 TS copies; To Vegetate; 3 TS and 1 MS copies 1908, 1942, 1934
14 20 Time, You Old Gypsy Man: 2 MSS copies, one inscribed to S.A.; 1 TS copies with MS inscription "Have just sent this in to the S.K."; 1 TS copy with MS definitions of "jennet" and "Paul's" in RH's hand and TS of The Gipsy Girl on back; 1 published version from Kokuseikwan's English Lesson Book with photo of RH; 1 illustrated copy of poem by A.E.R dated 1970; musical score set to the poem by Maurice Besly, London, 1924 Various dates
14 21 The Visits of Ikey; article by RH published in Fry's Magazine 1910
14 22 Saint Athelstran MS copy (5 pages total) 9 May 1906
32 1-11 A Flying Scroll: TS proof copies of poems 1 through 11 with MS corrections by RH and final drafts, some inscribed or with greetings from RH. Published by Namleda & Co, Philadelphia 1944

Galley proof of Hodgson's poems "Time" and "Eve" with corrections c. 1917 with note on the back by CL Fraser

Poetry Fragments:

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15 1 Miscellaneous fragments and loose pages of poems or untitled works Various dates
15 2 Miscellaneous fragments of notes and work Various dates
15 3 Miscellaneous fragments of notes and work (including dreams) Various dates
15 4 RH's signature practiced on several pages Undated

Legal Documents:

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16 1 RH and ABH documents including marriage license, birth and divorce certificates, wills, etc.
1920's-1930's
16 2 Documents concerning purchase of Ohio farm and automobile 1940's
16 3 Documents concerning ABH and Bolliger family; passport, grade cards, family history, licenses Various dates
16 4 RH and ABH notes and paperwork on their pets Various dates
16 5 RH invoices, bills and book notes Various dates

Clippings, Press Materials and Miscellaneous

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15 5 Essays and biographic information on RH by outside sources Various dates
15 6 Order of the Rising Sun related paperwork 1939
15 7 Queen's gold medal related paperwork (medal is also in the Hodgson collection) 1954
15 7 Miscellaneous typed proofs, notes and works by other writers Various dates
17 1 News clippings from RH early years, including reviews of his poetry, articles of interest to him, and appearances of his poems in print 1917-1934
17 2 News clippings from RH middle to later years in Ohio, includes reviews of his work, biographies from the local papers, and articles of interest; many include photos 1940-1961
17 3 News clippings regarding RH's death; obituaries and death notices from numerous papers 1962
17 4 News clippings from after RH's death; articles of interest to ABH and/or concerning her 1962-1983 and undated
17 5

8 Magazines containing articles on RH or related material:
-Classmate magazine, September through October 1942, Vols. 37-41; contains article titled "Time, You Old Gypsy Woman"
-Punch magazine, September 16, 1959, "Poet's Corner" p. 181
-Think magazine, April 1956, no related material
-The Saturday Review of Literature, March 22, 1947; contains 4 poems by RH p. 33
-Time Magazine, March 30, 1959; "Book Review" p. 90
-Travel in Japan, 1937, general interest
-TP's Weekly, August 17, 1929; contains RH's poem Bells of Heaven
-Life magazine, July 21, 1967; contains article on John Berryman with reference to RH in poem p. 75

Various Dates
17 6 Miscellaneous pages of printed books, mostly on canaries. 1860's and 1870's
17 7 Section of city directory on Darlington, England (RH's birthplace) 1894
17 8 Loose page from British Encyclopedia, section of article titled "A Sporting Story" 1797, 1870
17 9 Musical score titled Four Songs to Poems of Ralph Hodgson by Dand Barnett Undated
17 10 2 45 RPM records of RH reading his poems 6 May 1942
18 1 Twila Carman (a reporter for the Canton Repository Newspaper, OH) correspondence to various publishers and academic institutions regarding her experiences with RH and her manuscript about him entitled Muse in the Meadow 1962-1985
18 Item 2-5 Muse in the Meadow manuscripts by Twila Carman (4 drafts at various stages) 1983-1984
18 Items 6 Notebook belonging to Twila Carman containing articles, clippings, and unpublished materials relating to RH collected over various years. Various

 

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