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Griscom, Acton, 1891-1961

This is a heterogeneous collection of manuscript typescript material which relates to Joan of Arc. The material ranges in date and character from a 15th-century manuscript, CHRONIQUE DES ROIS CHARLES VI ET VII par Gilles Le Bouvier, on 241 paper leaves, which contains a long account of the life and exploits of Joan, to the 12 page typescript of Ambassador William C. Bullitt's address, LE FETE DE JEANNE D'ARC A PHILADELPHIA, broadcast on the Voice of America, May 9, 1943. The collection includes a number of manuscripts and typescripts of literary and scholarly works on Joan of Arc by Guy Endore, Andrew Lang, Charles Maurras, Pearl Mahaffey, Wilfred P. Barrett, Thomas Jones, and others. There are also letters from scholars and writers on the subject including Anatole France, Robert Southey, Samuel L. Clemens, Cardinal Manning, and Andrew Land. There are also a few original documents contemporary to and relating to Joan and her associates. Six such documents are bound into Gabrial Hanotaux's JEANNE D'ARC, Paris Hachette, 1911, as extra-illustrations.

Bennigsen, A. P., graf

Papers of Adam Pavlovich Benningsen and his wife Feofanii︠a︡ Vladimirovna Benningsen. This collection contains a substantial number of letters which Adam Benningsen wrote to his wife while serving with the White armies in South Russia during 1919-1921. The bulk of the collection consists of manuscripts by Adam Benningsen: a lengthy memoir of his service in the Tsar's army in World War I and in the White armies in the Civil War; diaries and draft memoirs relating to the same period; memoirs of the fall of France in 1940 and of his own imprisonment, apparently by the Germans, during World War II; and two short manuscripts containing theological reflections. A short memoir of the Revolution by Feofanii︠a︡ Benningsen ("Iz zapisok grafini F. V. Benningsen," 1917)., a collection of White Army poems and songs, and a hand-produced satirical journal emanating from the White Army's camp at Gallipoli (1921) complete the collection. Correspondence: Series of letters from A. P. Benningsen to F. V. Benningsen (1919-1920) and other letters from A. P. Benningsen to F. V. Benningsen (1919-1921). Manuscripts: Diary of Adam P. Benningsen (22 July-4 September, 1914; "Iz zapisok grafini F. V. Benningsen" (1917); Prison diary of A. P. Benningsen (1943); "Razvei gore v golom pole", No. 15, (Gallipoli, 16 June, 1921); Religious reflections of Adam P. Benningsen. Notebooks: Memoirs of Adam P. Benningsen (1914-1921?), 4 notebooks, continuous pagination; Drafts of memoirs and diaries by Adam P. Benningsen; Memoirs of the fall of France by Adam P. Benningsen ("May 1940"); Theological reflections by Adam P. Benningsen. Songs and poems of the White army

Brockhoff, Adele C.

Correspondence including twenty letters from Helen Keller and her companion Polly Thomson, letters from Pauline Hemingway and her son Patrick M. Hemingway, from Patricia Nixon, Nancy Reagan, and from Harry Emerson Fosdick. These are all of a personal nature. There are also several books by and about Helen Keller and by Ernest Hemingway, some of which are first editions and some inscribed by the author.

Golit︠s︡yn, Aleksandr Dmitrievich, b. 1874

The memoirs are in two series: Golit︠s︡yn's typescript "Vospominanii︠a︡" (453 p. in 17 notebooks), which cover his childhood and youth, his "period of social and political service (1900-1917)", in World War I, and the Revolution and Civil War; and a manuscript in two notebooks entitled "Vtoroĭ god Russkoĭ Revoli︠u︡t︠s︡ii: Bolśhevizm na Ukraine; Getmanskiĭ perevot; Petli︠u︡rovshchina" (410 p.), which discusses the Civil War in the Ukraine.

Barnett, A. Doak
The Arthur Doak Barnett Papers consist of personal and professional documents created and amassed by a leading scholar and government advisor on United States-China policy and relations in the 20th century. Barnett wrote, co-authored, or edited more than 20 books on China and Asia. His papers chronicle his academic, reporting, and government careers, plus his writings and travels throughout Asia and China from the 1940s through the 1990s.
Placzek, Adolf K

8 plays, 8 poems and a semi-autobiographical novel published in 1999. Included are excerpts from the book The Real Mrs. Miniver, a biography of Dolt's first wife the renowned author Jan Struther, written by her granddaughter Ysenda Maxtone Graham. A chapter in the book about Dolt's stay in London after he left Vienna makes reference to his poetry. Dolt's play Henry V as well as his short novel Traumfardt Mit Der Familie ("Dream-Journey With The Family") are translated from their original German by my father Paul Stern, Dolt's lifelong friend and brother-in-law; (in 1951,Dolt's sister Susan and Paul were married). Paul's career as a translator included working with Pulitzer Prize winning poet W.D. Snodgrass on Gallows Songs as well as with Maurice Sendak and Lore Segal on their book The Juniper Tree and other Tales From Grimm.

Lazarev, Adolf́ Markovich, 1873-1944

This bound manuscript "Adol'f Lazarev: Zhizn' i Poznanie" begins with an introduction by Nikolaĭ Berdi︠a︡ev, and then presents copies of articles by Lazarev on such topics as the philosophy of William James and on Lev Shestov. There are also copies of several letters exchanged by Lazarev and Shestov in the period 1926-1936. The name of the compiler of this manuscript is not given.

Oko, Adolph S (Adolph Sigmund), 1883-1944

Correspondence files of Dr. Adolph S. Oko. The bulk of the correspondence is from Dr. Carl Gebhardt (1881-1934), with a large group also relating to a campaign to raise money for the Domus Spinozana. Present are a number of typescripts of articles and an extensive life of Spinoza. There are a few personal items, but practically all correspondence and manuscripts relate in some measure to Spinoza. Also, nine boxes of clippings relating to Spinoza, a duplicate set of cards for the Spinoza Collection used by G.K. Hall in publishing SPINOZA BIBLIOGRAPHY, the personal cardfiles of Oko and Gebhardt, and one box of Oko bookplates.

Barnouw, Adriaan Jacob, 1877-1968

Correspondence, manuscripts, speeches, and articles of Barnouw. There is little correspondence in the collection and only a few manuscripts, but a large file of Barnouw's published articles and reviews is included in the papers. In addition, there are incomplete sets of two publications that Barnouw edited, WEEKLY REVIEW (1919-1921) and the NETHERLAND-AMERICA FOUNDATION MONTHLY LETTER (1924-1948, 1954-1961). Several old Dutch documents which had been collected by Barnouw are also in the collection. There is one folder of letters and documents relating to the Frisian Freedom movement during the later years of World War II. Also, Barnouw's manuscript of THE PAGEANT OF NETHERLANDS HISTORY transferred from Authors' Manuscripts Collection.