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     MANUSCRIPTS and ARCHIVAL MATERIAL

manuscripts (documents)

 Subject
Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
Scope Note: Handwritten documents, particularly books and other documents created before the invention of the printing press. May also be used to distinguish certain documents from published or otherwise printed documents, as in the cases of typed personal letters or a typescript from which printed versions are made.

Found in 33 Collections and/or Records:

Joel Kovarsky papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 15845
Scope and Contents Joel Kovarsky papers (2011-2013; 0.25 cubic feet) consist of drafts from his book, "The True Geography of Our Country," the book proposal, e-mail correspondence with his editor, Mark Mones, and the Virginia Press.
Dates: 2011-2013

"La Biblioteca Total", 1939

 File — Box 1, Folder: 17
Scope and Contents Holograph manuscript "Universal Library" by Jorge Luis Borges, titled, signed, and dated "Agosto 1939", in black ink on gridded spiral notebook paper, 4 leaves numbered by Borges, with numerous corrections,and deletions.The concept of the "universal library," crystallizes, like no other Borge's literary themes- so vast, multifaceted, and undefinable as this literary concept in which the universe is reflected. This fictional essay was first published in...
Dates: 1939

"La Cábala" , [1930]

 File — Box 1, Folder: 13
Scope and Contents Holograph manuscript,"La Cábala" (The Kabbalah), by Jorge Luis Borges, unpublished, in black ink on both sides of 2 leaves of gridded spiral notebook paper, numbered by Borges. There is a small hole at the front of the leaf, and a few ink blots.

Lengthy discussion by Borges on the Cabala significantly reflects and complements Borges original text of this essay (La Cabala 1943). It contains rare glimpses of his research sources and notes for his subject.
Dates: [1930]

George Washington Lewis papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 16413
Content Description The George Washington Lewis papers consists chiefly of correspondence to and from George Washington Lewis and between other family members, but also includes a few photographs of the Lewis family and the homes of "Claymont", "Shellfield" and "Marmion"; a plat of "Claymont"; newsclippings; notes on Lewis family history and genealogy; and a few financial and legal documents.
Dates: Majority of material found in 1805-1906, 1966

Manuscript Style or Form Book of James Armour, 1698- 1701

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-96-1
Abstract Scottish manuscript with definitions of legal terms, written in two hands.
Dates: ca. 1698

Medieval manuscript leaf

 Collection — Box BW 19, Folder: 1 [X031589475]
Identifier: MSS 16390
Scope and Contents Note The medieval manuscript leaf (circa1300-1500; 0.03 cubic feet) the text is not identified. It may be from a martyrology. Contains a chapter concerning Pope Callixtus I. Later used in a bookbinding perhaps. The margins have been trimmed, dampstained. It is on vellum and is rubricated in red.
Dates: circa 1300-1500

"Nota Sobre La Paz", 1945

 File — Box 1, Folder: 20
Scope and Contents Holograph manuscript "A Note on Peace" titled, signed, and dated "Jorges Luis Borges, 1945". With deletions and interpolations. The original manuscript was published in Sur no. 129 (May 1945)about the Allied victory over Nazi Germany. It extols Britain's role and demonstrates what was, unusually for Borges, a strong commitment to liberalism and Western civilization.The manuscript shows Borges' hopeful attitude toward the collapse of...
Dates: 1945

Oversize "Prose Poems for I. J.", 1934

 File — Oversize_folder(within_an_osbox) 1, Folder: 4
Scope and Contents Holograph manuscript signed by Jorge Luis Borges, in black ink on 2 large paper leaves. They are two linked poems of 29 and 27 lines respectively desgnated "I" and "II". They were written in 1934 and dedicated to "I. J" which were false initials concealing the true identity of dedicatee Pipina Diehl de Moreno Hueyo. They were published in 1943, in the first compilation of Borge's poems [Poemas (1922-1943)]. They were republished under the title ...
Dates: 1934

Prologue to "Mester de Juderia", 1940

 File — Box 1, Folder: 18
Scope and Contents Holograph manuscript by Jorge Luis Borges, Prologue to Carlos Grunberg's book "Mester de Juderia", titled and signed by Borges, in black ink on 3 leaves of gridded and 2 leaves of unlined paper, each leaf numbered by Borges.

It is an expansive text that exceeds the bounds of a prologue, being more of a political-literary essay which is unusual for Borges. It condemns European antisemitism and its Argentine "facsimile" [sic].
Dates: 1940

Robert William Chambers manuscript "The Crime"

 Unprocessed — Folder 1
Identifier: ViU-2017-0116

Ella F. Simon school newspaper

 Collection — Box BW 6, Folder: 1 [X031589277]
Identifier: MSS 16137
Scope and Contents Ella F. Simon school newspaper (1859; 0.03 cubic feet) contains eleven pages of handwritten articles, beginning with an "edatoreal" about the state of the nation, followed by articles with titles such as "Night," "The Poet," "Dear Emily," "A Ride," "Our Wreath," "Composition," "Sniff," and more.
Dates: 1859

"Soneto para un Tango en la Nochecita", 1926

 File — Box 1, Folder: 11
Scope and Contents Holograph manuscript, "Sonnet for an Evening Tango" signed and dated "Jorge Luis Borges 1926", in black ink on the recto of a leaf of pink paper. One deletion, with a correction written above. It was published in March 1926 in Caras y Caretas, and never printed in any of Borge's works. No other manuscript known.

It it a very important manuscript, for its content related to another manuscript about the tango and for its early date.
Dates: 1926