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Manuscripts

Manuscripts, typescripts, corrected proofs and galleys, notes, correspondence, diaries, and annotated volumes of major twentieth-century authors of North America, Great Britain, and France are the Ransom Center's special strength. There are also important holdings in British history and the history of science.

Among the several hundred items in the Medieval and Early Modern Collection and the Eastern Manuscript Collection are Ptolemaic papyri of the third to first century B.C., an eleventh-century codex from the monastery at Tegernsee, the richly illuminated Chronicles (ca. 1450) of Jean Froissart (1337-1404) and the fifteenth-century Belleville Book of Hours.

Particular strengths in the nineteenth century include major holdings of George Gordon, Lord Byron; Edgar Allan Poe; and Walt Whitman, a range of French symboliste writers in the Carlton Lake Collection, and manuscripts of many Victorian woman novelists in the Robert Lee Wolff Collection.

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E.E. Cummings. Valentine to Marion Morehouse. n.d. E.E. (Edward Estlin) Cummings Collection, Harry Ransom Center.

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