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George Barr McCutcheon:

A Preliminary Inventory of His Papers at the Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center

Creator: McCutcheon, George Barr, 1866-1928
Title: George Barr McCutcheon Papers
Dates: ca. 1887-1957
Extent: 2 boxes, 1 oversize box (.84 of linear feet)
Abstract: The George Barr McCutcheon collection contains career-related papers and works by McCutcheon and personal papers collected by other family members, primarily his sister Jessie McCutcheon Raleigh Nelson. There are drafts of McCutcheon's short works including, "My First Party," "Waddleton Mail," and "Pour La Patrie," as well as poetry, and one novel, Romeo in Moon Village .
RLIN Record #: None
Language: English
Access:

Open for research




Acquisition:

Purchase, 1963

Processed by:

Hope Donovan Rider, 2004

Repository:

The University of Texas at Austin, Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center


The George Barr McCutcheon collection contains career-related papers and works by McCutcheon and personal papers collected by other family members, primarily his sister Jessie McCutcheon Raleigh Nelson. The collection is divided into three series: Series I. George McCutcheon Papers, 1887-1928; Series II. McCutcheon Family Papers, 1899-1957; and Series III. Works by Others, 1916-1917, nd.

Series I is comprised of correspondence and drafts of McCutcheon's works. Included in the correspondence are two letters from Kate Douglas Wiggin and a letter from McCutcheon to his mother, sent upon the publication of his first novel, Graustark (1901). Present in the collection is a draft of a novel, Romeo in Moon Village (1925), which probably came from the Ransom Center's James F. Drake collection. There are also drafts of some of McCutcheon's poetry and short works. Among the short works are handwritten drafts of "My First Party," published in 1887; "Waddleton Mail"; interviews for the New York Times and New York Sun, both published in 1915; and "Pour La Patrie," a short story that was published in an anthology entitled For France (1916), and dedicated to the French Relief of 1916.

Series II is made up of papers from various members of the McCutcheon family, including a eulogy for Ben McCutcheon, who died in 1934, and a review of John McCutcheon Raleigh's book Behind the Nazi Front (1940). There are also several unidentified family photographs from the 1940s. The bulk of the papers are those of McCutcheon's sister, Jessie McCutcheon Nelson. Included among her correspondence are letters from Carrie Jacobs-Bond, George Ade, Louella Parsons, and Herschel Williams.

Also included in the McCutcheon papers are two draft third-party works by Julian Street and Louise Closser Hale, and a book inventory that may be of McCutcheon's personal library.


People

Ade, George, 1866-1944.

Hale, Louise Closser, 1872-1933.

Nelson, Jessie McCutcheon Raleigh.

McCutcheon, Ben Frederick.

Raleigh, John McCutcheon.

Street, Julian, 1879-1947.

Document Types.

Daybook.

Drafts.

Guest register.

Photographs.