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A. A. Milne: draft of The house at Pooh Corner

MS draft in A. A. Milne's hand with his revisions, lacking the end of chapter II, corresponding to the last half-word from p. 34 and all of p. 35 of the first edition, and lacking pages in the middle of chapter VIII corresponding to pp. 130-140 of the first edition.

The MS is divided into chapters following the Dedication and "Contradiction", with the first chapter headed "The House at Pooh Corner -- And what Eeyore thought of it". The last chapter shows extensive revision, with two sheets originally clipped together to form one page three separate times, including on the last page of the book.

All chapters have titles; Milne adds his name to chapter IV: "Tiggers Can't Climb Trees by A. A. Milne" and gives chapters VI and VIII separate title pages with his name. The first page of chapters I, IV, and VIII carry Milne's name and address [13 Mallord St. Chelsea S.W.3] written in a corner, with an additional instruction [for the typist] for 3 copies of chapter VIII.

Milne, Alan Alexander (1882-1956) poet and playwright

A. A. Milne: draft of Winnie-the-Pooh

MS draft in A. A. Milne's hand with his revisions. The MS is divided into chapters, with the first headed "Winnie-the-Pooh by A. A. Milne". The first page of chapters I, II, IV, V, and VII [of X] carry Milne's name and address [13 Mallord St. Chelsea S.W.3] written at the top left corner.

Milne, Alan Alexander (1882-1956) poet and playwright

'A Complete List of the Printed Writings of W. W. Greg', compiled by Greg

Introductory note (f. 1) with catalogue following; entries for each year in the following order: books; original compositions in verse and prose; 'articles and observations, i. in books, ii. in journals, iii. in weeklies'; reviews and criticism, '. in journals, ii. in weeklies and dailies; letters and notes [list taken from introductory note]. A star denotes anonymous or pseudonymous pieces.

Greg, Sir Walter Wilson (1875–1959), knight, literary scholar and bibliographer

Account, dated 18 Feb, by F.W.H. Myers of a séance held the previous day (MS copy in Henry Sidgwick's hand)

Lists those present as Myers, Gurney, Mr Mould, 'and 4 other members of the Newcastle Association'. Lists the mediums as Miss Fairlamb and Miss Wood. Describes how the mediums were tied, and reports that they lay down in the cabinet. Describes the appearance of a spirit named 'Pocky' 'and her utterances and actions, and also describes the rapping of three other spirits named 'B[ ]', 'Geordie' and 'Cissy'. Describes the dematerialisation of ' "Pocky" '; she sunk away 'into a slight white mark on the ground in about half a minute.' Reports that when the mediums had recovered those present at the séance entered the cabinet in which they were tied and examined seals and knots. States that '[a]ll is unbroken though the nails had been driven so thoroughly through the substance of the silk that a slight push severed the silk from nails and seals'. Names of Myers and Gurney appended to the report. Diagram of room in which séance took place also on page.

Adam Sedgwick correspondence

Thirteen letters, five written by Adam Sedgwick (one of them a copy), the rest sent to him, by David Milne Home, John Phillips, Joseph Edleston, and C. H. Terrot.

Sedgwick, Adam (1854-1913) zoologist

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The additional manuscript series are artificial groupings, mostly of single items or very small archival entities, but in some cases large archives have been inserted in these series.

Trinity College Library, Cambridge

Arthur D. Ingram: correspondence relating to the donation of a print of William Hodge Mill

Correspondence concerning the donation of a print of Mill to Trinity College by Henry Manning Ingram, with four letters from his friend and Trinity College Master Henry Montagu Butler dated Jan. 1908, with two other letters relating to Mill sent to Ingram, one of them from J. H. Cooper enclosing a letter from Mill to Charles Gordon. After H. M. Ingram's death, the correspondence continues, with 18 letters between his son Arthur D. Ingram (carbon typescripts) and Butler (originals). Much of the correspondence deals with the wording for the accompanying plaque and inscription on the back of the frame featuring biographical information for William Hodge Mill and Henry Manning Ingram, and is accompanied by six letters from Mill's grandsons Philip G. L. and Edmund Webb, and letters from James Gow and James Marshall. In addition, there are six letters sent to and from W. H. Mill: two to and from Thomas Robinson, two from C. A. Fowler, two more from Mill to [Samuel?] Wilberforce and Mill's mother.

Ingram, Arthur David (1869-1945) son of Henry Manning Ingram

[Arthur Henry Hallam?] essays and notes, and later copies of Henry Fitzmaurice Hallam letters to Jane and William Brookfield

Three undated, unsigned essays, titled "Free Will. 'Equilibrium ad utrumque'", "Does V. Cousin's criticism of Locke's philosophy involve misconception and unfairness?", and "Is the French novel literature the 1st in Europe?" and a notebook of Greek exercises, all possibly in the hand of [Arthur Henry Hallam?].
Typescript and MS copies of 11 letters from Henry Fitzmaurice Hallam to his cousin Jane and her husband William Brookfield. The original letters are dated 1 Sept. 1846 to 7 Oct. 1850, and the copies, some of them incomplete, appear to be 20th century.

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Atkinson/Williams family correspondence

Five letters and one piece of humorous writing from the family of Michael Angelo Atkinson and Amelia Williams, with two letters from Adam Sedgwick in April 1856 about Atkinson and Williams' engagement, to Amelia Williams and to her mother Anna Williams. With two earlier letters: a report on Michael Angelo Atkinson by James Tate to Atkinson's father Peter, dated 12 Dec. 1831, and a letter from M. A. Atkinson at Trinity College to his sister Harriet about French literature. Two more items are written by Harriet Miller, the wife of William Hallowes Miller and a cousin? of the Williams family: one, a letter to her Aunt [Anna Williams?] includes a long description of the dinner held at Trinity College in honour of the Queen and Prince Albert on his installation as Chancellor of Cambridge University in July 1847; the other, a humorous essay about water closets and the loss of the garden privy.

Audrey Howson autograph collection

A group of 104 letters primarily collected by Audrey Tower from her grandfather, Henry Montagu Butler. Item 68 is a letter from her grandfather dated 31 July 1906, enclosing three letters. A further 9 letters are addressed to Audrey or to her parents Edmund Whytehead Howson and Agnes Howson, and four more letters are addressed to others. The letters are accompanied by two sketches at the front of the volume signed 'Dad', possibly Edmund Whytehead Howson.

Tower, Audrey (1891-1951) née Howson, granddaughter of Henry Montagu Butler

Autograph manuscript of The Editorial Problem in Shakespeare, by W. W. Greg

(The title at the front of the book is, 'The Editorial Problem | in Shakespeare | being | The Clark Lectures | by W. W. Greg | delivered at Cambridge | in the Lent term | 1939'. On the front free endpaper is written, 'W. W. Greg | Park Lodge | 1939'. The main text shows numerous signs of revision.)

Greg, Sir Walter Wilson (1875–1959), knight, literary scholar and bibliographer

Bernard Mallett to [Arthur J.] Balfour.

Writes to express his sympathy on the death of Henry Sidgwick, whose demise shocked him in its suddenness. Recalls Henry's appearance at the meetings of the Political Economy Club, and claims to have been 'often struck by the wisdom originality and subtelty [sic] of his remarks.' Know that the Club will 'deeply deplore his loss...'

Mallet, Sir Bernard (1859-1952) Knight, civil servant

Biographical notes on John Pearson and a copy of a sermon, 1673, and a copy of Gabriel Towerson's tract on the creed of St Athanasius

Three notebooks with sewn paper wrappers, all tied together with string, possibly created by Thomas Kidd [?], whose son donated the notebooks. The first notebook contains biographical notes on John Pearson, and the second and third notebooks contain MS copies of printed items. The second notebook is a copy of Gabriel Towerson's A briefe account of some expressions in Saint Athanasius his Creed for the satisfaction of those who think themselves thereby oblig'd, to believe all things therein contain'd to be absolutely necessary to salvation. Oxford : Printed by Henry Hall printer to the University, for Tho. Robinson, 1663. The third notebook is a copy of John Pearson's A Sermon Preached November V MDCLXXIII at the Abbey-Church in Westminster. London, Printed by Andrew Clark for John Williams, junior, 1673.

Kidd, Thomas (1770–1850) classical scholar and schoolmaster

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