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William K. Bixby Papers (MSS013)

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Title: William K. Bixby Papers (MSS013), 1678-1931Add to your cart.

Predominant Dates:1678-1931

ID: MSS/MSS/013

Primary Creator: Bixby, William K., 1857-1931

Extent: 19.0 Boxes

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The William K. Bixby Collection includes a variety of materials, ranging from Bixby's personal correspondence relating to his collecting interests, through his connection with Washington University and the St. Louis Burns Club, and including many items from his manuscript collection.

The correspondence in each series is arranged chronologically. Items in other subseries are arranged alphabetically. The correspondence in Series I relates primarily to Bixby's collecting interests, publication of items in his manuscript collection, and his work on the Capitol Decoration Committee of Missouri, 1921-1927, 681 items. Series II contains items relating to gifts made by Bixby to Washington University, 1913-1927, 66 items. Series III contains items relating to the Burns Club of St. Louis but is in no way a complete archive of the Club's activities or of Bixby's relation to it, 80 items. Series IV contains autograph letters and related documents of notable individuals, primarily of significance in American and English literature and history, 891 items. Series V concerns Eugene Field and includes correspondence, numerous original manuscripts, editorial materials, printed items, and miscellaneous personal items, 281 items. A list of the correspondents included in each series preceeds the section of the register devoted to that series. Included at the end of the register is a list of 15 items relating to John Paul Jones tipped in U.S. Congress. Joint Committee on Printing. John Paul Jones commemoration at Annapolis... (Washington, 1907).

Collection Historical Note

William Keeney Bixby, 1857-1931, was born in Adrian, Michigan, the son of Alonzo Bixby, a lawyer native to Batavia, New York. His father's interest in the South seems to have been a determining factor in his career. The senior Bixby, Adrian's prosecuting attorney, had lived in Texas and fought with the Texas Rangers at Reseca de la Palma, Monterrey, and Buena Vista. He became intensely Southern in his sympathies and was considered a “copperhead” during the Civil War.

In 1875, after graduation from high school, William Bixby went armed with a letter from Jefferson Davis to the Governor of Texas, a Confederate veteran, who got the sixteen-year-old a job as night watchman and baggageman for the International Great Northern Railroad at Palestine, Texas. An Algerish touch to this story is the part played by the roughly dressed old man who frequently dropped around at night and pestered the boy with apparently idle questions about railroading. Because the boy was courteous and intelligent, at the end of a year the old man revealed himself as H. M. Hoxie, president of the railroad. The result was promotion to the post of general baggage agent in San Antonio for young Bixby. Now he could afford to marry Lillian Tuttle who was visiting her brother in San Antonio, from Bolton, New York. Mr. Hoxie's benign influence was not over. When he became president of the Missouri Pacific Railroad, the couple moved with him to St. Louis, where Bixby became printing and stationery buyer for all the Gould lines.

After several years in St. Louis, William McMillan, president of the Missouri Car and Foundry Company, offered the rapidly rising young man a still better job. Within the now-traditional year he again attracted signal attention to himself. His employers had made a ruinous contract for the purchase of pig iron and by his direct honesty Bixby renegotiated the contract, making a long-range, profitable ally for his company. At the age of thirty-one he became vice-president and general manager.

Soon the company became such a large factor in freight-car building that it found it advantageous to merge with the Peninsular Car Company, the first step in a series of mergers out of which came the American Car and Foundry Company, of which Bixby became President, and soon thereafter was elected chairman of the board. At the age of forty-eight, in 1905, he retired.

His aesthetic appreciation had always been keen and he was a voracious reader, reading books by the paragraph and the page rather than the sentence. He now devoted himself to collecting books, autographs, and paintings, with the same avidity with which he had pursued his business career.

Inevitably he accumulated duplicates of his books, and, in combination with Henry E. Huntington, he disposed of these by auction in 1916 and 1917. In 1918 he sold his English and American autographs to Huntington. Hardly slowed down, he started collecting again in 1920 and in 1929 sold the new collection to Dr. A. S. W. Rosenbach.

Among his better-known treasures were the Mary Wollstonecraft copy of Queen Mab, the manuscripts of Burns's To Mary in Heaven,Kipling's Recessional,Thoreau's Walden,AndrÉ's Journal,Burr's Journal,Reade's The Cloister and the Hearth,Shelley's Note-Books, Ruskin's Seven Lamps of Architecture.

His art collection was no less impressive. It included a fine Rembrandt, several paintings by Corot, a Franz Hals, and a portrait of George Washington by Gilbert Stuart.

Mr. Bixby was a quiet but vigorous supporter of educational and charitable foundations in St. Louis, Washington University being a particular beneficiary. He was also generous in making available to scholarship his manuscript material. Thus the Bibliophile Society reproduced twenty-eight manuscripts, the Franklin Club of St. Louis reproduced two, the Society of Dofobs of Chicago two, and the Burns Club of St. Louis one. At Christmas he frequently distributed facsimiles of his manuscripts to his friends. The considerable rare book collection at Washington University had its basis in gifts from Mr. Bixby.

After his retirement as Chairman of the Board of the American Car and Foundary Company, Mr. Bixby's life seems to have been fuller than ever. He was a very active director of the St. Louis Union Trust Company. He served for a while as president of the Laclede Gas Company of St. Louis and later, in 1909, as receiver of the Wabash Railroad. From June 1928 to June 1930 he was president of the Washington University Corporation in St. Louis. While president of the City Art Museum he had a large part in persuading the city of St. Louis to set aside a portion of each tax dollar for support of the Museum. When president of the Missouri Historical Society he gave that organization Thomas Jefferson letters, the original Burr-Hamilton correspondence, Eugene Field letters, autograph material relating to the activities of Andrew Jackson and Sam Houston. He was a director of the St. Louis Public Library, an original incorporator of the American Red Cross, vice-president of the American Federation of Art, and a director of the National Gallery of Art. He spent part of his time in foreign travel, which included big-game hunting in Africa and lacquer and jade hunting in China. However, most of his time and energy were devoted to the promotion of art, education and literature.

Howard S. Mott

Administrative Information

Repository: MSS Manuscripts

Access Restrictions: Open

Use Restrictions:

Users of the collection must read and agree to abide by the rules and procedures set forth in the Materials Use Policies.

Providing access to materials does not constitute permission to publish or otherwise authorize use. All publication not covered by fair use or other exceptions is restricted to those who have permission of the copyright holder, which may or may not be Washington University.

If you wish to publish or license Special Collections materials, please contact Special Collections to inquire about copyright status at (314) 935-5495 or spec@wumail.wustl.edu. (Publish means quotation in whole or in part in seminar or term papers, theses or dissertations, journal articles, monographs, books, digital forms, photographs, images, dramatic presentations, transcriptions, or any other form prepared for a limited or general public.)

Acquisition Source: Gift of William K. Bixby

Acquisition Method:

Accession number 820. Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Lehmann, April 11, 1967.

Accession number 908. Laid in materials, April 8, 1968.

Accession number 1197. Laid in materials, June 2, 1970.

Accession number 1198. Laid in materials, June 9, 1970.

Accession number 22967. Unknown.

Preferred Citation: Name of the Collection, Washington University Libraries, Department of Special Collections


Box and Folder Listing


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[Series 1: Personal papers],
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[Series 3: Burns Club Papers],
[Series 4: Autographs and related items],
[Series 5: Eugene Field material],
[Series 6: John Paul Jones, Commemoration at Annapolis, 1906],
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Series 4: Autographs and related itemsAdd to your cart.
Box 11Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Aldrich, Thomas Bailey, 1836-1907, American author.  Originality [poem]. Autograph copy, signed. 1881: January 3 Prescience [poem]. Autograph copy, signed. (Published in Aldrich's Writings, Boston, 1907.), 1903: February 4, 1881: January 3, 1907.Add to your cart.
(2 items, 2 pages)
Folder 2: Andersen, Hans Christian, 1805-1875, Danish author., 1871: JulyAdd to your cart.
Autograph letter signed to "Dear Sir." A dealer's quote is included. (2 items, 3 pages)
Folder -/-: Anon. 1808: June 16. The crisis: Or, Britain's glory [broadsheet], 1808: June 16Add to your cart.

(1 item, 1 page)

Located in oversize.

Folder 3: Beecher, Henry Ward, 1813-1887, American clergyman, 1813-1887Add to your cart.
Autograph Letter Signed to William Greenleaf Eliot, appended to a spurious Beecher letter dated October 20, 1870, and commenting on it. (1 item, 1 page)
Folder 4: Bennett, [Enoch] Arnold, 1867-1931, English author, 1915: September 7.Add to your cart.
Autograph Letter Signed to Alfred Reeve. (1 item, 3 pages)
Folder 5: Bjørnson, Bjørnstjerne, 1832-1910, Norwegian writer, 1899: April 5.Add to your cart.
Autograph Letter Signed to Bertha von Suttner. (1 item, 3 pages)
Folder 6: Blouët, Leon Paul, 1848-1903, French author, 1888: June 1.Add to your cart.
Autograph Letter Signed to “Dear Sir”. (1 item, 3 pages)
Folder 7: Bonheur, Marie Rosalie (Rosa), 1822-1899, French painterAdd to your cart.
Autograph Letter Signed to “Monsieur”. (1 item, 4 pages)
Folder 8: Booth, Edwin Thomas, 1833-1893, American actor., 1858: July 23.Add to your cart.
Autograph Letter Signed to J.B. Wright. (1 item, 2 pages)
Folder 9: Bourgeois, LÉon Victor Auguste, 1851-1925, French statesman, 1911: June.Add to your cart.
Typed Letter Signed To Bertha von Suttner. (1 item, 3 pages)
Folder 10: Bowring, Sir John, 1792-1872, English statesman and writer, 1870: August 24.Add to your cart.
Autograph Letter Signed  to William A. Baker. Including a copy of Watchman! Tell us of the night [hymn]. And a facsimile used as Bixby's Christmas Greeting for 1919, printed by the Merrymount Press, Boston. (2 items, 10 pages)
Folder 11: Brown, John, 1800-1859, American abolitionist. 1855: June 28., 1855: June 28., 1917.)Add to your cart.
Autograph Letter Signed to his wife, Mary Anne Day Brown. Including a ts. transcription. (Published in Brown's Life and Letters, 5th ed., Concord, Mass., 1917.) (2 items, 3 pages)
Folder 12: Brown, John, 1800-1859, American abolitionist, 1848: December 12.Add to your cart.
Autograph Letter Signed to Seth Thompson. Including dealer's quote. (2 items, 3 pages)
Folder 13: Browning, Elizabeth Barrett, 1806-1861, English poetAdd to your cart.
Poems, childhood. Copies of early Browning poems, probably not in the autograph of Browning. Including a descriptive card. (2 items, 3 pages, & typescript card)
Folder 14: [Browning, Elizabeth and Robert]Add to your cart.
Typescript summaries of the letters in folders 15-16. (2 items, 2 pages)
Folder 15: Browning, Elizabeth Barrett, 1806-1861, English poet, [1855] -1858: July 25.Add to your cart.
Typescript copies of nine letters to Elizabeth C. Kinney. (9 items, 27 pages)
Folder 16: Browning, Robert, 1812-1889, English poet., 1853: July 25-1871: January 6.Add to your cart.
Typescript transcriptions of 5 letters to Elizabeth C. Kinney. (5 items, 16 pages)
Folder 17: Bryant, William Cullen, 1794-1878, American poet, 1877: December 6, 1947.Add to your cart.
1877: Dec. 6. To a waterfowl [poem]. Auto. copy signed, without revision. (Pub. in Bryant's Poems,New York, 1947. (1 item, 2 pages)
Folder 18: Bryce, James Bryce, viscount, 1838-1922, British historian, 1892: January 14 &; [no year]: December 16.Add to your cart.
Autograph Letters signed to Marshall Snow. (2 item, 7 pages)
Folder 19: Buckle, Henry Thomas, 1821-1862, English historian., 1861: April 20.Add to your cart.
Autograph Letter Signed to “Dear Sir”. (1 item, 3 pages)
Folder 20: Bunner, Henry Cuyler, 1855-1896, American writer. To a hyacinth plucked for decoration day [poem], [no date], 1896Add to your cart.
Autograph draft signed, with light autograph revision. (Published in Bunner's Poems, New York, 1896, page 95). (1 item, 1 page)
Folder 21: Burns, Gilbert, Brother of Robert Burns, 1829: October 13Add to your cart.
Autograph Letter Signed [facsimile] to Rev. Dobie. (Published in Burns' Letters,Oxford, 1931.). (1 item, 4 pages)
Folder 22: Burns, Robert, 1759-1796, Scottish poet, 1786-1793.Add to your cart.
Correspondence in facsimile with various individuals including Mrs. Dunlop, Mr. Nicol, John Richmond, William Stewart. (6 items, 16 pages)
Folder 23: Burns, Robert, 1759-1796, Scottish poet, [no date].Add to your cart.
Correspondence in facsimile. (7 items, 18 pages)
Folder 24: Burns, Robert, 1759-1796, Scottish poet, [no date].Add to your cart.
Autograph Letter Signed. to William Stewart. Including typescript copy. (2 items, 4 pages)
Folder 25: Burns, Robert, 1759-1796, Scottish poet, 1793.Add to your cart.
Account sheets. Autograph draft [facsimile]. (1 item, 4 pages)
Folder 26: Burns, Robert, 1759-1796, Scottish poet, [no date].Add to your cart.
Elegy on Lord Glencain [poem]. Autograph [facsimile] draft.(1 item, 2 pages)
Folder 27: Burns, Robert, 1759-1796, Scottish poet, [no date].Add to your cart.
A fable [poem]. Autograph [facsimile] draft. (1 item, 2 pages)
Folder 28: Burns, Robert, 1759-1796, Scottish poet. Vault, [no date].Add to your cart.

The five Carlins [song]. Auto. draft, without revision. Bound in green gold-stamped leather. (Published in Burns' Complete Poetical Works,Boston, 1897). (1 item, 5 pages)

Currently being cataloged. (Aug 2018)

Folder 29: Burns, Robert, 1759-1796, Scottish poet, 1791: SeptemberAdd to your cart.
Lines sent to the Earl of Buchan [poem]. Autograph draft [facsimile]. (1 item, 2 pages)
Folder 30: Burns, Robert. Song - tune, humors of glen [song]. Autograph draft [facsimile]., [no date].Add to your cart.
(1 item, 4 pages)
Folder 31: Burns, Robert, 1759-1796, Scottish poet. Song for Miss Craig [song]. Autograph draft [facsimile]., [no date].Add to your cart.
(1 item, 1 page)
Folder 32: Burns, Robert, 1759-1796, Scottish poet. Autograph manuscripts [facsimile]., [no date].Add to your cart.
Folder 32.1: Byron, George Gordon, 1788-1824, English poet, 1927.Add to your cart.
Lord Byron to Tom Moore: A facsimile of the original manuscript of “My boat is on the shore” [poem]. Printed by the Merrymount Press, Boston, in an edition of 400 to be used as a Christmas Greeting by Wm. K. Bixby, 1927. (1 item, 8 pages)
Folder 33: Campbell, Thomas, 1777-1844, British poet, July 18.Add to your cart.
Autographed Letter Signed to [Wm.?] Ayrton. (1 item, 3 pages)
Folder 34: Carlyle, Thomas, 1795-1881, British essayist, 1844: May 21.Add to your cart.
Autograph Letter Signed to Robert Browning. Including envelope and dealer's quote.
Folder 35: Carnegie, Andrew, 1835-1919, American industrialist, 1910: June 30.Add to your cart.
Typed Letter Signed to Baroness Bertha von Suttner. Including envelope. (1 item, 1 page & envelope)
Folder 36: Cary, Alice, 1820-1871, American poet, [no date].Add to your cart.
Autograph Letter Signed to Edwin Percy Whipple. Including a biographical newspaper article written by Luella Clark and clipped from an unidentified newspaper.
Box 12Add to your cart.
Folder 37: Cavender, John,, St. Louis slave holder. 1845: Nov. 17. Deed of emancipation for Eliza. Certified by the St. Louis Circuit Court. Auto. draft., 1845: Nov. 17.Add to your cart.
Folder 38: Chesterfield, Philip Dormer Stanhope, earl of, 1694-1773, English statesman, [no date].Add to your cart.
Autograph Letter. [fragment] to his son Philip Stanhope. (1 item, 4 pages)
Folder 39.1: Clay, Henry, 1777-1852, American statesman, 1850: August 14.Add to your cart.
Autograph Letter. [fragment] to his son Philip Stanhope. (4 items, 9 pages)
Folder 39.2: Clemens, Samuel Langhorne, 1835-1910Add to your cart.
3 items, 4 pages
Item 1: Autograph letter signed to "Friend John", 1869: June 1Add to your cart.
Item 2: Autograph Letter Signed to “Lant”, 1871: September 28Add to your cart.
Item 3: Adventures of Huckleberry Finn [novel], circa 1885Add to your cart.
Proof of the suppressed plate. (3 items, 4 pages)
Folder 40: Connor, Annie Hoyt, St. Louis writerAdd to your cart.
Autograph Letter Signed to Marshall S. Snow. (1 item, 2 pages)
Folder 41: Cooper, James Fenimore, 1789-1851, American writerAdd to your cart.
Autograph Letter Signed to Samuel F.B. Morse. Including a dealer's quote. (2 items, 5 pages)
Folder 42: Corot, Jean Baptiste Camille, 1796-1875, French painter, [no date].Add to your cart.
Autograph note signed to [unidentified]
Folder 43: Cressey, George Croswell, American educator, 1888: October 10, 18.Add to your cart.
2 Autograph Letter Signed to Marshall S. Snow
Folder 44: Daudet, Alphonse, 1840-1897, French writerAdd to your cart.
Autograph Letter Signed to Arthur Gundaccar von Suttner., (1 item, 1 page)
Folder 45: David, Carroll M., St. Louis educator, 1889: May 8.Add to your cart.
Autograph Letter Signed to Marshall S. Snow. (1 item, 2 pages)
Folder 46: Davis, Jefferson, 1808-1889, President of the Confederacy, 1862: August 18.Add to your cart.
Speech delivered to the Senate and House of Representatives of the Confederate States. Autograph draft signed. (1 item, 23 pages)
Folder 47: Defoe, Daniel, 1659?-1731, English writerAdd to your cart.
Item 1: Tell me preist [untitled poem], No dateAdd to your cart.
Autograph draft of Canto 2
Item 2: Typed Letter [carbon] from L.W. Aycock summarizing various opinions as to the authenticity of the manuscript, 1959: November 12Add to your cart.
Folder 48: Dickens, Charles John Huffam, 1812-1870, English novelist, 1846: March 23.Add to your cart.
Autograph Letter Signed to James Toole. Included are an engraved portrait of Dickens and photographs of his various residences and his grave. (7 items, 1 page & photos.)
Folder 49: Dickens, Charles John Huffam, 1812-1870, English novelist, March 7.Add to your cart.
Autograph Letter Signed to Dudley Costello, L855: Included is Bixby's card on the letter. (2 items, 2 pages & card)
Folder 50: Diderot, Denis, 1713-1784, French philosopher, [no date].Add to your cart.
Miscellaneous manuscripts [photostats]. Selected pages from various manuscripts., [no date]. (22 pages)
Folder 51: Dole, Nathan Haskell, 1852-1935, American writerAdd to your cart.
3 items, 9 pages
Item 1: The Congenialogy of Hilarius Bibliomaniacus Dofobius [poem], 1906: December 25Add to your cart.
Autograph draft
Item 2: A May walk [poem], 1904: May 27Add to your cart.
(autograph draft)
Item 3: The oriole [poem], 1904: June 5Add to your cart.
(Autograph draft)
Folder 52: DorÉ. Gustave, 1832-1883, French artist, [no date].Add to your cart.
Autograph note. Included is an autograph copy made by someone else. (2 item, 2 pages)
Folder 53: Douglas, W.S., Scottish Burnsian, 1880: March 25.Add to your cart.
Autograph Letter  Signed. to [unidentified]. Facsimile. (1 item, 4 pages)
Folder 54: Edison, Thomas Alva, 1847-1931, American inventor, 1882: April 4.Add to your cart.
Autograph Letter Signed to A.A. Reade. (1 item, 1 page)
Folder 55: Eliot, Charlotte Chauncy (Stearns), 1843-1930, Daughter-in-law of Wm. G. Eliot, 1904: May 23.Add to your cart.
Autograph Letter Signed to Marshall S. Snow. (1 item, 3 pages)
Folder 56: Eliot, Henry Ward, 1843-1919, American educator, 1863: June 18.Add to your cart.
Philosophy. The science of truth [lecture]. Autograph draft. Included is a slip with the return address of Marian C. Eliot. (2 items, 11 pages)
Folder 57: Eliott, Sir George Augustus, 1717-1790, British soldier, 1782: March 7.Add to your cart.
Autograph Letter Signed To Simon Fraser. Included is an engraved portrait of Eliott, an unsigned biographical sketch, and Bixby's card on the letter. (4 items, 6 pages & 1 card)
Folder 58: Elisabeth, queen consort of Charles I, king of Rumania, 1843-1916, Rumanian queen, 1892: October 10.Add to your cart.
Autograph Letter Signed to Bertha von Suttner. Included is the envelope and Bixby's card on the item. (2 items, 4 pages, card, & envelope)
Folder -/-: Fenollosa, Ernest Francisco, 1853-1908, American Orientalist, [1920: December 3]Add to your cart.

Rubbing of the Fenollosa monument [ink rubbing]. (1 item)

Located in oversize.

Folder -/--: Finch, Francis Miles, 1827-1907, American poet, 1867Add to your cart.

The blue and the gray [poem]. Autograph copy. (1 item, 8 pages)

Located in oversize

Box 13Add to your cart.
Folder 59: Fiske, Abby (Morgan), wife of John Fiske, 1906: February 8.Add to your cart.
Autograph Letter Signed to Mrs. Hellman. (1 item, 2 pages)
Folder 60: Fiske, John, 1842-1901, American historian, 1889: January 5.Add to your cart.
Autograph Letter Signed to Mrs. Botta. (1 item, 4 pages)
Folder 61: Flammarion, Nicolas Camille, 1842-1925, French astronomer, 1900: October 2.Add to your cart.
Autograph Note Signed to Bertha von Suttner appended to a letter from his wife to Suttner. (1 item, 4 pages)
Folder 62: Franklin, Benjamin, 1706-1790, American statesman, 1780: November 30.Add to your cart.
Autograph Letter Signed to James Searle. (1 item, 2 pages)
Folder 63: Gallatin, Albert, 1761-1849, American statesman, 1809: November 9.Add to your cart.
Autograph Letter Signed to Francis Few, his neice. (1 item, 3 pages)
Folder 64: Gladstone, William Ewart, 1809-1898, British statesman, 1860: June 29, 1947: August 4.Add to your cart.
Autograph Letter Signed [facsimile] to Edward Everett. Included is a typescript [carbon] copy of the letter of thanks from Jerrold Orne, Director of Libraries, to Charles Everett, who presented the facsimile. (2 items, 2 pages)
Folder 65.1: Gladstone, William Ewart, 1809-1898, British statesman, 1895: March 11.Add to your cart.
Autograph Card Signed to William Heinemann. (1 item, 2 pages)
Folder 65.2: Grant, Ulysses Simpson, 1822-1885, 18th President of the U.S., 1863: January 31.Add to your cart.
Autograph Letter signed to Admiral David D. Porter. (1 item, 1 page)
Folder 65.3: Grant, Ulysses Simpson, 1822-1885, 18th President of the U.S., 1863: May 4.Add to your cart.
Autograph Letter Signed to Gen. William Tecumseh Sherman. (1 item, 2 pages)
Folder 65.4: Grant, Ulysses Simpson, 1822-1885, 18th President of the U.S., 1865: June 10.Add to your cart.
Autograph Letter Signed to Admiral David D. Porter.
Folder -/-: Great Britain, Playbills, 1794-1848.Add to your cart.

Playbills for various British theaters. (14 items, 29 pages)

Located in oversize

Folder 66: Greeley, Horace, 1811-1872, American journalist, 1868: July 21.Add to your cart.
Autograph Letter Signed to Henry H. Abbott. (1 item, 2 pages)
Folder -/--: Haggard, Sir Henry Rider, 1856-1925, English writer, No dateAdd to your cart.

New year greetings to the women of America [message]. Autograph draft. 1 item, 1 page

Loacted in oversize

Folder 67: Hallam, Arthur H., acquaintance of Tennyson, 1831-1833.Add to your cart.
Typescript [carbon] copies of 32 letters to Emily Tennyson. (32 items, 40 pages)
Folder 68: Hamilton, Alexander, 1757-1804, American statesman, 1791: March 17.Add to your cart.
Autograph Letter Signed to Nathaniel Appleton. Included is an undated engraved portrait of Hamilton, and Bixby's card on the item.
Folder --/-: Hamilton, Alexander, Judge, 8th judicial circuit, Mo, 1850: October 21Add to your cart.

Record of escape for a slave belonging to Andrew G. Gist [court document]. Autograph draft. (1 item, 2 pages)

Located in oversize

Folder 69: Hancock, John, 1737-1793, American statesman, 1768: December 26.Add to your cart.
Invoice. Autograph document. (1 item, 2 pages)
Folder 70: Hardy, Thomas, 1840-1928, English novelist, 1882: December 5,1969: August 26, 1928)Add to your cart.
Autograph Letter Signed to [Alfred Arthur Reade]. Included is a Typed Letter Signed [photocopy] from Robert M. Schmitz to Marjorie Karlson, 1969: August 26, concerning the Hardy letter. (Published in Hardy, Florence Emily, The Early Life of Thomas Hardy, (New York: 1928) pages 204-05. (2 items, 3 pages)
Folder 71: Havana, [1826-27].Add to your cart.
Murder trial. Autograph proceedings of a murder trial. Included is Bixby's card on the item. (2 items, 105 pages & card)
Folder 72: Hay, John, 1838-1905, American statesman, [1892]Add to your cart.
Compensation[poem]. Auto. copy. (Published in Century Magazine, 45: 222, December 1892.) (1 item, 1 page)
Folder 73: Herder, Johann Gottfried von, 1744-1803, German philosopherAdd to your cart.
4 items, 5 pages
Item 1: Abraham und Nimrod [religious essay], No dateAdd to your cart.
Autograph fragments
Item 2: Abrahams kindheit [religious essay], [no date]Add to your cart.
(autograph fragment)
Item 3: Both are fragments of Herder's Jüdische dichtungen und fabelnAdd to your cart.
Item 4: Included is a document from the Goethe-Shiller-Archiv, Weimar, attesting to the authenticity of the documents, and typescript copies of them., [no date]Add to your cart.
Folder 74: Hitchcock, Henry, 1829-1902, St. Louis lawyer and educator, 1867: July 19.Add to your cart.
Autograph Letter Signed to William G. Eliot. (1 item, 2 pages)
Folder 75: Hitchcock, Henry, 1829-1902, St. Louis lawyer and educator, 1887-1889.Add to your cart.
Three Autograph Letters Signed and 1 Typed Letter Signed to Marshall Snow. (4 items, 11 pages)
Folder 76: Holmes, Oliver Wendell, 1809-1894, American writer, 1882: April 21Add to your cart.
Lord, let war's tempest cease [untitled poem]. Autograph copy. Included is a magazine photo of Holmes dated 1888: May 8. (2 items, 2 pages)
Folder 77: Holmes, Oliver Wendell, 1809-1894, American writer, [no date].Add to your cart.
Portrait [engraving]. (1 item, 1 page)
Folder 78: Holmes, Oliver Wendell, 1809-1894, American writer, 1889: May 3.Add to your cart.
We love him [untitled poem]. Autograph copy [facsimile]. (1 item, 1 page)
Folder 78a: Holmes, Oliver Wendell, 1809-1894, American writer, [no date].Add to your cart.
[Untitled poem]. Autograph card on verso of ad for Mound City Ice Co.
Folder 79: Hurst Fannie, 1889-1968, American writer, 1913: June 4.Add to your cart.
Typed Letter Signed to Winthrop H. Chenery; 1913: Nov. 1. Autograph Letter Signed to Chenery. (2 items, 3 pages)
Folder 80: Ibsen, Henrik, 1828-1906, Norwegian dramatist, 1892: July 17.Add to your cart.
Autograph Letter Signed to Bertha von Suttner. The envelope is included. (1 item,1 page)
Folder 81.1: Ingersoll, Robert Green, 1833-1899, American lawyer, 1881: March 27.Add to your cart.
Autograph Letter Signed to K.K. Jones. Included is a dealer's quote. (2 items, 9 pages)
Folder 81.2: Irving, Washington, 1783-1859, American writer, 1825.Add to your cart.
Notes, extracts, etc. [notebook]. Autograph notes concerning his reading. (1 item, 86 pages)
Folder 82.1: Irving, Washington, 1783-1859, American writer, 1830: December 7.Add to your cart.
Autograph Letter Signed to Don Juan Wetherell. Included is a dealer's quote. (2 items, 3 pages)
Folder 82.2: Jackson, Andrew, 1767-1854, 7th President of the U.S., 1813: December 19.Add to your cart.
Autograph Letter Signed to Rachel (Donelson) Jackson. (Published in Jackson's Correspondence,Washington, 1926-1933, I, 400-01.) (1 item, 2 pages)
Folder 82.3: Jackson, Andrew, 1767-1854, 7th President of the U.S., 1831: October 27.Add to your cart.
Autograph Letter Signed to Andrew Jackson, Jr. (Published in Jackson's Correspondence, IV, 365-66.) (1 item, 3 pages)
Folder 82.4: Jackson, Andrew, 1767-1854, 7th President of the U.S., 1832: September 30.Add to your cart.
Autograph Letter to Andrew Jackson, Jr. (1 item, 2 pages)
Folder 82.5: Jackson, Andrew, 1767-1854, 7th President of the U.S., 1833: November 23.Add to your cart.
Autograph Letter Signed to Andrew Jackson, Jr. (1 item, 2 pages)
Folder 82.6: Jackson, Andrew, 1767-1854, 7th President of the U.S., 1834: February 8.Add to your cart.
Autograph Letter Signed to Andrew Jackson, Jr. (1 item, 2 pages)
Folder 82.7: Jackson, Andrew, 1767-1854, 7th President of the U.S., 1834: May 1.Add to your cart.
Autograph Letter Signed to Andrew Jackson, Jr. (Published in Jackson's Correspondence,V, 263-64, where it is misdated May 4, 1834.) (1 item, 4 pages)
Box 14Add to your cart.
Folder 83: Jacob, Lambert, St. Louis slaveholder, 1836: July 14.Add to your cart.
Deed of emancipation. Autograph document. (1 item, 4 pages)
Folder 84: James, Henry, 1843-1916, American writer, [no year]: January 29.Add to your cart.
Autograph Letter Signed to [unidentified]. (1 item, 1 page)
Folder 85: Johnson, Sir William, 1715-1774, British officer in North America, 1774: July 28Add to your cart.
Autograph Letter Signed to Robert Henry. (1 item, 4 pages)
Folder 86: Jordan, Dorothea, 1762-1816, British actress, [no date].Add to your cart.
3 Autograph Letters Signed to the Duke of Clarence, later William IV of England. Included is Bixby's card on the items. (5 items, 10 pages & one envelope)
Folder 87-90: Jordan, Dorothea, 1762-1816, British actress, [1790-1811].Add to your cart.
Correspondence with the Duke of Clarence, later William IV. Typescript [carbon] copies. (352 items, 391 pages)
Folder 91: Jussomme, René,, Early resident of St. Louis, 1813: July 7Add to your cart.
Document of indenture for an Indian girl. Autograph document. Included is Bixby's card on the item. (2 items, 7 pieces)
Folder 92: Keats, John, 1795-1821, English poet, 1818: AprilAdd to your cart.

As young & pretty as the bud [untitled poem]. Autograph draft with autograph revisions. Attributed to Keats. Mounted and bound in green gold-stamped morocco, in a green gold-stamped morocco case. The poem's actual author was John Hamilton Reynolds. (1 item, 4 pages)

Currently being cataloged. (Aug 2018)

Folder 92a: Kipling, Rudyard, 1865-1936, British author, [circa 1910].Add to your cart.
If [poem]. Broadside inscribed to Washington University by William K. Bixby. (1 item, 1 page)
Folder 92b: Kipling, Rudyard, 1865-1936, British authorAdd to your cart.
The outlaw [poem]. Printed broadside inscribed to Washington University by William K. Bixby. (1 item, 1 page)
Folder 92c: Kipling, Rudyard, 1865-1936, British author. The sons of Martha [poem]. With an introduction by Arthur M. Lewis. Inscribed to Washington University by William K. Bixby., [no date]Add to your cart.
(1 item, 4 pages)
Folder 93: Labadie, Victoire, St. Louis slaveholder, 1853: January 19.Add to your cart.
Deed of emancipation for a slave. Autograph document. (1 item, 2 pages)
Folder -/-: La Beaume, Louis A., St. Louis slaveholder, 1845: December 3Add to your cart.

Deed of emancipation for a slave called Samuel. Autograph document. Included is Bixby's card on the item. (2 items, 1 page & card)

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Folder 94: Lamb, Charles, 1775-1834, English essayist, 1905.Add to your cart.
Letters, ed. by H.H. Harper [collection of letters]. Partial galley proof, corrected. (1 item, 18 pages)
Folder 95: Lamb, Charles, 1775-1834, English essayistAdd to your cart.
Trial proofs of title page engraved by Edwin Davis French. (3 items, 3 pages)
Folder 96: Lamb, Charles, 1775-1834, English essayistAdd to your cart.
Introduction written by H.H. Harper. Typescript [carbon] copy with light autograph revisions. (1 item, 37 pages)
Folder 96a: Lamb, Charles, 1775-1834, English essayistAdd to your cart.
Original copper plated for the Lamb publications of Bibliophile society designed by W.H. Bicknell and others. (14 items)
Folder 96b: Lamb, Charles, 1775-1834, English essayistAdd to your cart.
Proofs of illustrations used for the Lamb publications of Bibliophile society. Includes notations by Henry H. Harper.
Folder 97: Lamb, Charles, 1775-1834, English essayist, [1826: February 4].Add to your cart.
Autograph Letter Signed to Charles Ollier. (1 item, 1 page)
Folder 98: Lamb, Charles, 1775-1834, English essayist, 1798-1814.Add to your cart.
Correspondence with various individuals including Coleridge, Robert Lloyd, W.T. Manning, and J.J. Morgan. All items in this folder are fascimiles. (11 items, 38 pages)
Folder 99: Lang, Andrew, 1844-1912, Scottish scholar, 1892: January 12.Add to your cart.
Autograph Letter Signed to [unidentified]. Included is a dealer's quote on the item. (2 items, 5 pages)
Folder 100: Leduc, M.P., early St. Louis resident, 1806: January 8Add to your cart.
Deed of sale for land. Autograph document. (1 item, 2 pages)
Box 15Add to your cart.
Folder 101: Lee, Robert Edward, 1807-1870, American army officer, 1861: May 3.Add to your cart.
Autograph Letter Signed to Hugh W. Mercer. (1 item, 4 pages)
Folder 101a: Lewis, Allen. 1926. Burial of Joseph Glover [woodcut], 1926.Add to your cart.
Printed by the Pynson Printers of New York. (1 item, 1 page)
Folder 102.1: Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865, 16th Pres. of the U.S., 1861: October 17.Add to your cart.
Autograph Letter Signed [fascimile] To Major Ramsey. Included is a folder from the R.R. Donnelley & Sons Company of Chicago which describes the process by which the letter was reproduced. (2 items, 6 pages)
Folder 102.2: Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865, 16th President of the U.S., [no date].Add to your cart.
Autograph note signed. (1 item, 2 pages)
Folder 102.3: Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865, 16th President of the U.S., 1838.Add to your cart.
Stuart & Lincoln. Legal brief prepared by the law firm of Abraham Lincoln. (1 item, 3 pages)
Folder 103: Lincoln, Benjamin, 1733-1810, American army officer, 1787: December 4.Add to your cart.
Autograph Letter Signed to George Washington. (1 item, 34 pages)
Folder 104: Locke, John, 1632-1704, English philosopher, 1702/3: March 12.Add to your cart.
Autograph Letter Signed to Anthony Ashley Cooper, 3rd earl of Shaftesbury. Included is a dealer's quote on the item. (2 items, 3 pages)
Folder 105: Longfellow, Henry Wasdworth, 1807-1882, American poet, 1867: February 27.Add to your cart.
Excelsior [poem]. Autograph copy. (1 item, 4 pages)
Folder 106: Longfellow, Henry Wasdworth, 1807-1882, American poet, 1880: March 3.Add to your cart.
Autograph Letter Signed to Henry H. Clark. Included is a poem clipped from a newspaper, At seventy-three, by Henry Henderson. (2 items, 6 pages & envelope)
Folder 107: Lytton, Edward George Earle Lytton Bulwer-Lytton, 1st baron, 1803-1873, English writer, 1863: December 2.Add to your cart.
Autograph Letter Signed to Lady Mary Cotton, Viscountess Combermere. (1 item, 4 pages)
Folder 108.1: Macready, William Charles, 1793-1873, English actor, 1846: April 16.Add to your cart.
Autograph Letter Signed to Charles Mackay. Included are two engraved portraits of Macready in different parts. (3 items, 6 pages & envelope)
Folder 108.2: Madison, James, 1751-1836, 4th President of the U.S., 1813: May 7.Add to your cart.
Autograph Letter Signed to Robert Madison. (1 item, 2 pages)
Folder 109.1: Marat, Jean Paul, 1743-1793, French revolutionary, 1905Add to your cart.
Polish letters [political satire]. Typescript [carbon] translation with autograph revisions made by the editor. Published by the Bibliophile Society, Boston, 1905. (1 item, 191 pages)
Folder 109.2: Marshall, John, 1755-1835, U.S. Supreme Court Chief JusticeAdd to your cart.
Autograph Letters Signed to James M. Marshall dated as follows: 1799: December 6, 1806: February 13, 1822: July 9, 1825: February 14, 1826: December 29, 1831: December 19. (6 items, 22 pages)
Folder 110: Massachusetts (Colony). Provincial Congress, [1781-82].Add to your cart.
[1781-82]. Bonds. Printed documents. (2 items, 4 pages)
Folder 111: Massachusetts (Colony). Provincial Congress, 1774-1775Add to your cart.
Five autograph documents as follows: (5 items, 13 pages)
Item 1: Report of the committee appointed to take into consideration the state of rights, state of grievances, and the association, as stated by the Continental Congress, 1774: December 3, 1838,Add to your cart.
. (Published in the Journals of Each Provincial Congress of Massachusetts in 1774 and 1775, Boston, 1838, pages 57-58.)
Item 2: 1774: Dec. 9. Report of the committee relative to the public moneys, 1774: December 9.Add to your cart.
(Published ibid., pages. 65-66.).
Item 3: Report of the committee on the state of the province, 1774: December 10.Add to your cart.
(Published ibid, pages 69-72.)
Item 4: Report relative to the power of the committee of safety,, 1775: February 9.Add to your cart.
. (Pub. ibid., pages 89-90)
Item 5: Report of the committee appointed to draught a letter to the colonies of Conn., R.I. and N.H., 1775: April 10.Add to your cart.
(Auto. draft possibly by Samuel Adams. (Published ibid., pages 136-37.)
Folder 112: Mercer, Thomas H., 1861: April 10.Add to your cart.
Autograph Letter Signed to Hugh W. Mercer. (1 item, 3 pages)
Folder 113: Mifflin, Lloyd, 1846-1921, American poet, 1912: April 9.Add to your cart.
Autograph Letter Signed to W.U. Husel, 1912: April 9. Included is a photographic portrait of Mifflin. (2 items, 5 pages)
Folder 114: Miller, Cincinnatus Hiner (Joaquin), 1839-1913, American poet, [1876].Add to your cart.
Centennial Day in Philadelphia [description]. Autograph draft. (1 item, 9 pages)
Folder 114a: Mississippi Valley Sanitary Fair, St. Louis, 1864: April 20.Add to your cart.
Two receipts to William Chauvenet. Issued by the Treasurer's Dept. Printed documents completed in auto. (2 items, 2 pages)
Folder 115: Moir, David Macbeth, 1798-1851, Scottish physician and poet, [no year]: January 24.Add to your cart.
Autograph Letter Signed to I.F. Hislop.
Folder 115a: Moore, Clement C., 1779-1863, American poet, [no date].Add to your cart.
A visit from St. Nicholas [poem]. Facsimile of the original manuscript. Used as a Christmas greeting by William K. Bixby. 4 copies.(4 items, 20 pages)
Folder 116: Moore, Thomas, 1779-1852, Irish poet, [no date], 1910Add to your cart.
Who'll tie my love-knots? [song]. Autograph copy of words and music. (Published in Moore's Poetical Works,London, 1910, pages 244-45.) (1 item, 4 pages)
Folder 117: Morse, Samuel Finley Breese, 1791-1872, American artist and inventor, [1845]: August 7.Add to your cart.
Autograph Letter Signed to [unidentified].
Folder 118: Motley, John Lathrop, 1814-1877, American historian, [no year]: July 19.Add to your cart.
Autograph Letter Signed to [unidentified].
Folder -/-: Napoleon I, 1769-1821, emperor of France, 1800: September 16Add to your cart.

Commission of Joseph Laurent Demont as brigadier general. Signed by Napoleon, Berthier and Maret. (1 item, 1 page)

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Folder 119: Napoleon III, 1808-1873, emperor of France, 1853: June 7Add to your cart.
Document authorizing publication. Autograph document. (1 item, 1 page)
Folder 119a: Newton, Alfred Edward, 1863-1940, American Bibliophile, 1924Add to your cart.
John Mytton [biographical sketch]. Booklet printed as a Christmas greeting for Newton's friends. Bixby, Series IV. (1 item, 10 pages)
Folder 120: Newton, Sir Isaac, 1642-1727, English scientist, 1678: February 2.Add to your cart.
Autograph Letter Signed to Robert Hooke. Included is an engraving of Newton's birthplace. (2 items, 4 pages)
Folder 121: Orsay, Harriet Anne Frances (Gardiner) comtesse d', 1812-1869, English poet, [no date]Add to your cart.
A sketch [poem]. Autograph draft with light autograph revision. (1 item, 3 pages)
Folder 122: Paine, Thomas, 1737-1809, American political theorist, 1803: July 29.Add to your cart.
Autograph Letter Signed to Charles Wilson Peale. Included is a typescript [carbon] copy of biographical sketches of Paine and Peale, and a dealer's quote on the letter. (3 items, 4 pages)
Folder -/--: Pope, Alexander, 1688-1744, English poet, [no date]Add to your cart.

Windsor forest [poem]. Autograph draft with extensive autograph revision. Bound in tan cloth, quarter leather, gold stamped on spine. (Pub. in facsimile, St. Louis, 1952. W.U. Studies. New Series. Language and Literature, No. 21.) (1 item, 18 pages)

Currently being cataloged. (Aug 2018)

Folder --/-: Reedy, William Marion, 1862-1920, St. Louis Journalist, 1919: January 31Add to your cart.

Reedy's Mirror [newspaper]. (1 item, 16 pages)

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Folder 123: Riley, James Whitcomb, 1849-1916, American poet, 1880-1884.Add to your cart.
Autograph Letters Signed to Clara Bottsford (?). Included is Bixby's card on the letters. (13 items, 29 pages & card)
Folder 123.1: Reynolds, John Hamilton, See Keats, JohnAdd to your cart.
Folder 124: Reynolds, John, 1883-1901.Add to your cart.
Misc. correspondence with various individuals including Robert Underwood Johnson, Miss Laughlin, etc. (6 items, 9 pages)
Folder 125: Reynolds, John Misc. items as follows:Add to your cart.
(5 items, 7 pages)
Item 1: Mr. Foley's Christmas [poem], [no date].Add to your cart.
(Autograph draft without revision)
Item 2: Mr. Foley's Christmas [poem]. Galley proof, corrected, [no date]Add to your cart.
Appended is an Autograph Letter Signed from Riley to Miss Laughlin
Item 3: Portrait [photo.], [no date].Add to your cart.
Item 4: Self-portrait [sketch], 1900: May 28Add to your cart.
Facsimile of pencil sketch with a poem, dedicated to Miss Julia Sharpe.
Folder 125a: Riley, James Whitcomb, 1849-1916, American poet, [no date]Add to your cart.
Cradle song [poem]. Facsimile printed as a Christmas Greeting for William K. Bixby. (1 item, 2 pages)
Folder 125b: Riley, James Whitcomb, 1849-1916, American poet, 1926Add to your cart.
Kissing the rod [poem]. Facsimile printed as a Christmas Greeting for William K. Bixby. (1 item, 2 pages)
Folder 126: Rogers, Samuel, 1763-1855, English poet, 1834: December 12.Add to your cart.
Autograph Letter Signed to [unidentified]. (1 item, 3 pages)
Folder 126a: Rodgers, James B., St. Louis printer, [circa 1865].Add to your cart.
Died, near the south-side rail road...[broadside]. Satirical death notice for the Southern Confederacy. (1 item, 1 page)
Folder 127: Root, George Frederick, 1820-1896, American composerAdd to your cart.
Items as follows:
Item 1: In the prison cell I sit [song]., 1893: JanuaryAdd to your cart.
(Auto. copy, inscribed to Belmont Perry.)
Item 2: Yes, we'll rally `round the flag boys [song]., 1894: DecemberAdd to your cart.
(Auto. copy, inscribed to Mr. Freiberger.)
Item 3: Portrait [photo.], 1895: June 14.Add to your cart.
Folder 127a: Ruskin, John, 1819-1900, English essayist, [no date].Add to your cart.
Two engraved portraits. (2 items, 2 pages)
Folder 128: San Martín, José de, 1778-1850, South American revolutionary, 1831: September 12Add to your cart.
Autograph Letter Signed to Tomas Guido. (1 item, 2 pages)
Folder 129: Sclanders, J.L., American artist, 1888: March 28.Add to your cart.
Autograph Letter Signed to George H. Yenowine.
Folder 130: Scott, Alexander, St. Louis resident, 1834: April 16.Add to your cart.
Petition of bankruptcy. Autograph document. (1 item, 2 pages)
Folder 131: Scott, Sir Walter, 1771-1832, Scottish writerAdd to your cart.
3 items, 4 pages
Item 1: [1828?]: February 4.Add to your cart.
Autograph Letter Signed to Thomas Moore
Item 2: [no year]: March 8.Add to your cart.
Autograph Letter Signed fragment
Item 3: Portrait [engraving], [no date]Add to your cart.
Folder 132: Shaftesbury, Anthony Ashley Cooper, 3rd earl of, 1671-1713, English philosopher, 1702/3: March 15Add to your cart.
Autograph Letter Signed to John Locke.
Folder 133: Shelley, Mary Wollstonecraft, 1797-1851, English novelist, [1825], [1827: July 24], [1828: November 5], [1829: August 14, 24].Add to your cart.
5 Autograph Letters Signed dated as follows: [1825], [1827: July 24], [1828: November 5], [1829: August 14, 24]. (5 items, 11 pages)
Folder --/--: Shelved. Shelley, Percy Bysshe, 1792-1822, English poet, [circa 1822]Add to your cart.

Notebook taken by Shelley on his last voyage [notebook]. Autograph [photocopy]. Bound. (1 items, 89 pages)

Currently being cataloged. (Aug 2018)

Folder 134: Sherman, William Tecumseh, 1820-1891, Civil War GeneralAdd to your cart.
4 items, 13 pages
Item 1: [1863]: June 7.Add to your cart.
(Autograph Letter Signed to David D. Porter.)
Item 2: 1875: November 23 & 1884: December 8.Add to your cart.
(Autograph Letters Signed to Marshall S. Snow.)
Item 3: Washington University Association, St. Louis. Lectures 1902-03, 1902, 1902-03Add to your cart.
Announcement of lectures to be delivered by Marshall S. Snow.
Box 16Add to your cart.
Folder 135: Sienkiewicz, Henryk, 1846-1916, Polish novelist, 1900: February 28.Add to your cart.
Autograph Letter Signed to Bertha von Suttner. (1 item, 4 pages)
Folder 136: Smith, Ashbel, 1805-1886, Texas ambassador to England, 1844: August 14.Add to your cart.
Autograph Letters Signed to William H. Daingerfield.
Folder 137: Stedman, Edmund Clarence, 1833-1908, American poet and businessman, [no date].Add to your cart.
[Editorial]. Autograph copy. (1 item, 10 pages)
Folder 138: Stevenson, Robert Louis, 1850-1894, English authorAdd to your cart.
Included are dealer's quotes on various Stevenson letters
Note: Included are dealer's quotes on various Stevenson letters
Item 1: Autograph Letter Signed to Thomas Stevenson, 1883: July 2Add to your cart.
Item 2: Autograph Letter Signed to James Payn, 1886: January 2Add to your cart.
Item 3: 2 Autograph Letters Signed to Thomas Stevenson, No dateAdd to your cart.
Item 4: Brown, William, Scottish bookseller, [no date]Add to your cart.
Descriptive notes upon a unique collection of autograph letters of Robert Louis Stevenson [dealer's catalogue].
Folder 139: Stevenson, Robert Louis, 1850-1894, English author, 1888: SeptemberAdd to your cart.
A letter to a young gentleman who proposes to embrace the career of art[essay]. Sheets torn from Scribner's Magazine, with a rejoinder by Will H. Low in auto. (1 item, 10 pages)
Folder 140: Stevenson, Robert Louis, 1850-1894, English author, [no date].Add to your cart.
Musical compositions. Auto. copies of scores. Bound in red gold-stamped morocco. (1 item, 8 pages)
Folder 141: Stevenson, Robert Louis, 1850-1894, English author, [no date]Add to your cart.
The sleeper awakened [play]. Autograph draft, with light autograph revision. Fragment. Included is a dealer's quote on the item. (2 items, 6 pages)
Folder 142: Stevenson, Robert Louis, 1850-1894, English author, [1887], 1912: JanuaryAdd to your cart.
Ticonderoga [poem]. Galley proof, uncorrected. With an auto. note by Will H. Low, 1912: January In a blue cloth folder. (1 item, 3 pages)
Folder 143: Stevenson, Robert Louis, 1850-1894, English author, [no date].Add to your cart.
Photograph of Stevenson family members and others. (1 item)
Folder 144: Strachey, John St. Loe, 1860-1927, English journalist, 1923: May 11.Add to your cart.
Autograph Letter Signed [facsimile] to “Dear Sir”. (1 item, 4 pages)
Folder 145: Strauss, Richard, 1864-1949, German composer, 1910: November 8Add to your cart.
Autograph Letter Signed to Bertha von Suttner. Inculded is a typescript [photocopy] transcription of the letter. (2 items, 2 pages)
Folder 146: Stuart, James Ewell Brown, 1833-1864, Confederate army officer, 1864: February 9, 1962: May 22, April 1962.Add to your cart.
Autograph Letter Signed to Mary Randolph. Included is a Typed Letter Signed from Alexander C. Niven to Andrew Eaton, 1962: May 22, concerning editing and printing the letter, and two off-prints from the Virginia Magazine of History and Biography, Vol. 70, No. 2, April 1962. (4 items, 9 pages)
Folder 147: Sumner, Charles Allen, 1811-1874, American statesman, 1839: September 28.Add to your cart.
Autograph Letter Signed to R.H. Rice. (1 item, 4 pages)
Folder 148: Sumner, Charles Allen, 1811-1874, American statesman, 1862: October 6.Add to your cart.
Emancipation! Its policy and necessity as a war measure for supression of the rebellion [speech]. Printed version. (1 item, 23 pages)
Folder 149: Swinburne, Algernon Charles, 1837-1909, English poet, [no date].Add to your cart.
Mr. Whistler's lecture on art[essay] and Memorial verses on the death of Richard Burton[poem]. Facsimiles. Published by the Bibliophile Society, Boston, from the collection of William K. Bixby. Printed sheets in blue folder. Included is a dealer's quote of Swinburne manuscripts. (2 items, 18 pages)
Folder 150: Sylvester, Frederick Oakes, 1869-1915, American poet and painterAdd to your cart.

Three poems as follows:

3 items, 3 pages

Item 1: Were arrows names for all the trees [untitled poem], [no date].Add to your cart.
(Autograph copy signed.)
Item 2: The spirit of loveliness [poem]., [no date].Add to your cart.
Item 3: Poem to be read Christmas Day [poem], 1909: December 1Add to your cart.
(Autograph copy signed)
Folder 151: Tardiveau, (B.), Audrain & Cie, New Orleans, 1793: April 20Add to your cart.
Contrat de société [contract]. Autograph draft. (1 item, 11 pages)
Folder 152: Taylor, Charles Jay, 1855-1929, American artist, 1894: November 26; December 3.Add to your cart.
Autograph Letters Signed to George H. Yenowine. (2 items, 3 pages)
Folder 153: Teasdale, Sara, 1884-1933, American poetAdd to your cart.
3 items, 6 pages & clipping
Item 1: Autograph Letter Signed to Winthrop H. Chenery. 2 pages, 1915: September 27Add to your cart.
Item 2: Dark of the moon [collection of poems], [1915]Add to your cart.
Advertising flyer
Item 3: $83,621 estate left by Sara Teasdale [newspaper clipping], 1933: November 1Add to your cart.
Article clipped from the St. Louis Globe-Democrat
Folder 154: Tennyson, Alfred Tennyson, 1st baron, 1809-1892, English poet, 1866: December 24.Add to your cart.
Autograph Letter Signed to [unidentified]. (1 item, 3 pages)
Folder 155: Thackeray, William Makepeace, 1811-1863, English novelist, [no date].Add to your cart.
Adventures of Philip [novel]. Autograph draft of one page, with extensive auto. revision. Included is a portrait of Thackeray and Bixby's card on the items. (3 items, 3 pages)
Folder 155a: Thoreau, Henry David, 1817-1862, American poetAdd to your cart.
7 items, 12 pages & card
Item 1: The Centaur [poem]Add to your cart.
(1 page)
Item 2: If love fails in strife with love [untitled poem]Add to your cart.
(4 pages)
Item 3: The just made perfect [poem]Add to your cart.
(2 pages)
Item 4: Our country [poem]Add to your cart.
(2 pages)
Item 5: Some streaks of morning [poem].Add to your cart.
(2 pages)
Item 6: Tell me why should I live [untitled poem].Add to your cart.
(1 page)
Item 7: Included is Bixby's card on the items.Add to your cart.
Folder 156: Thoreau, Henry David, 1817-1862, American poet, [1962].Add to your cart.
Typescript [carbon] transcriptions of the poems held in the Bixby Collection, with autograph notes attributed to F.B. Sanborn. Included is a photocopy of Thoreau's poems in Bixby Washington-University Manuscripts [critical essay], from Emerson Society Quarterly, [1962]. (2 items, 25 pages)
Folder 157: Tolstoi, Lev, Graf.,1828-1910, Russian novelist, 1901: August 28.Add to your cart.
Autograph Letter Signed to Bertha von Suttner. (1 item, 4 pages)
Folder 158: Tyler, Mary E., American poet, 1883: November 22Add to your cart.
Mary's little lamb [poem]. Autograph copy. Included is a facsimile produced by the Merrymount Press, Boston, used as Bixby's Christmas Greeting, 1920. (2 items, 7 pages)
Folder 159: Tyler, S.W., Illinois businessmanAdd to your cart.
2 items, 8 pages
Item 1: Scott, Naylor & Co., St. Louis, 1849: February 17.Add to your cart.
(Autograph Letter Signed written on a copy of the St. Louis Price-Current, Shipping and Commercial List, 1849: February 17.)
Item 2: Patch, William G., 1849: January 6Add to your cart.
(Autograph Letter signed to Scott written on a copy of the St. Louis Price-Current and Commercial Record, 1849: January 6.)
Folder 159a: Map case. UniversitÉ ImpÉriale, France, 1810: May 1.Add to your cart.
Diploma conferred on Robert Douay. Autograph and printed document. (1 item, 1 page)
Folder 160: Warren, Joseph, 1741-1775, American Revolutionary officer, [no date].Add to your cart.
Autograph Letter Signed to [unidentified]. Included are an engraved portrait of Warren and a dealer's quote on the letter. (3 items, 2 pages & card)
Folder 161: Washington, Booker Taliaferro, 1859?-1915, American educator, 1910: March 14.Add to your cart.
Typed Letter Signed to the “Editor The Independent”. (1 item, 2 pages)
Folder 162: Waterhouse, Sylvester, 1830-1902, 1883: June 30.Add to your cart.
Autograph Letter Signed to Marshall S. Snow. (1 item, 3 pages)
Folder 163: Whitman, Walt, 1819-1892, American poet, 1882: May 19.Add to your cart.
Autograph Letter Signed to [unidentified]. (1 item, 1 page)
Folder 164: Whitman, Walt, 1819-1892, American poet, 1891: June 8.Add to your cart.
Autograph Letter Signed to [his sister]. (1 item, 1 page)
Folder 165: Whittier, John Greenleaf, 1807-1892, American poet, 1875: November 27.Add to your cart.
Autograph Letter Signed to Mrs. Sargent. (1 item, 4 pages)
Folder 166: Wiggin, Kate Douglas, 1856-1923, American writerAdd to your cart.
3 items, 3 pages & clipping
Item 1: Autograph Letter Signed to Alice C. Denison. 2 pages, 1899: July 1Add to your cart.
Item 2: Denison, G.M., 1927: February 28.Add to your cart.
(Typed Letter to [unidentified]. 1 page.)
Item 3: Photograph of Wiggin, [no date]Add to your cart.
Folder 167: Willard, Frances Elizabeth, 1839-1898, American educator and reformer, 1892: May 5Add to your cart.
Autograph letter signed to Victor Fremont Lawson. Included is Bixby's card on the item  (2 items, 3 pages)
Folder 168: Wixford, John F., St. Louis Chemist, 1904: May 31.Add to your cart.
Autograph Letter Signed to Marshall S. Snow. (1 item, 2 pages)
Folder 169: Wright, J.B., 1858: September 20.Add to your cart.
Autograph Letter Signed to Edwin Booth.
Folder 170: Yeatman, James Erwin, 1818-1901, St. Louis civic leader, [no date].Add to your cart.
Autograph Letter [fragment] to Miss Slocum, attributed to Yeatmen. (1 item, 3 pages)
Folder 170a: Map case. Yusupov, Feliks, Russian prince, [no date].Add to your cart.
Autograph note. Included is Bixby's card on the item. (2 items, 2 pages)
Box 17Add to your cart.
Folder 171: Zimmermann, Dr. 1831-32, 1831-32.Add to your cart.
Bergbaukunde nach dem vortrag des bergsekretàr Dr. Zimmermann zu Clausthal [lectures]. Autograph volume. (1 item, 186 pages)
Folder 172: Zola, Emile, 1840-1902, French author, 1893: December 1.Add to your cart.
Autograph Letter Signed to Bertha von Suttner. (1 item, 2 pages)
Folder 173: Zola, Emile, 1840-1902, French author, [no date]Add to your cart.
Gottschalk, Paul,, German bookseller. [no date]. Zola letters [dealer's description]. Typescript copy. (1 item, 6 pages)
Folder 174-8: Zola, Emile, 1840-1902, French author, 1878-1895.Add to your cart.
Autograph letters and notes to Jacob van Santon Kolff concerning the translation of Zola's works., 1878-1895. (55 items, 127 pages & 7 note cards)
Folder 179: Zola, Emile, 1840-1902, French authorAdd to your cart.
Envelopes from the Zola letters mounted on cardboard. (50 items)
Folder 180: Zola, Emile, 1840-1902, French authorAdd to your cart.
Item 1: Bank note, [no date]Add to your cart.
Dix livres Tournois. Printed note in French. (1 item, 1 page)
Item 2: T.H.B.W. A pilgrim's grace [poem], 1925Add to your cart.
Printed for William K. Bixby to be used as a Christmas Greeting for 1925. (1 item, 2 pages)

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