||The Frank Harris Collection, 1888-1955, comprises a large
amount of correspondence, as well as manuscripts, passports, and legal
documents. The collection is organized into five series: Series I. Works,
1911-1931 (1.5 boxes); Series II. Correspondence, 1888-1931, (3 boxes); Series
III. Personal Papers, 1909-1954, (.5 boxes); Series IV. Helen O'Hara Harris,
1914-1955 (4 boxes); and Series V. Third Party Works and Correspondence,
1903-1955 (1 box). This collection was previously accessible through a card
catalog, but has been re-cataloged as part of a retrospective conversion
||Series I contains typescripts for the fifth volume of Harris'
The New Commandment as well as
hand written and typescript versions of several short stories. Notes and
fragments are also present for biographies of George Bernard Shaw and Oscar
Wilde. A complete list of Harris' works present in the collection is available
in the Index of Works at the end of this guide.
||The large Correspondence series is largely composed of
personal letters to and from Harris, though many of Harris' business deals
tied up with personal matters and thus the letters are hard to classify.
Correspondents of particular interest include Reginald Caton, Henry Davray,
Helen O'Harris, George Bernard Shaw, Reginald Turner, and Louis Wilkinson.
of the correspondence is written in French. A complete list of correspondents
in this series is available in the Index of Correspondents at the end of this
||Series III, Personal Papers, is made up of account books,
financial papers, legal documents, and passports. Also present are a number
lists, notes, and interviews.
||The Helen (Nellie) O'Hara Harris series is made up of a few
works by O'Hara and a great deal of correspondence, mostly to her. The few
letters from O'Hara are interfiled. Her correspondents include many of the
people who wrote to her husband, as well as Harold Auer, Curtis Brown, Edward
Root, Abe Tobin, and Lady Warwick. A complete list of correspondents in this
series is available in the Index of Correspondents at the end of this guide.
Additionally there are a few personal papers, including legal documents,
passports, and diaries.
||The final series is made up of works and correspondence
written by people associated with Harris. A complete list of works present
this series is available in the Index of Works and a complete list of
correspondents in this series is available in the Index of Correspondents
the end of this guide.
||Elsewhere in the Ransom Center are five Vertical Files of
printed works by Harris, critical commentary of Harris' work, and newspaper
clippings. The Literary Files of the Photography Collection hold 20 photographs
of Harris, Nellie and various other friends and family. Other materials
associated with Harris may be found in the following collections at the Ransom
- Beerbohm, Max
- Bennett, A.
- Bermondsey Book
- Browning, O.
- Craig, E.G.
- Crowley, Aleister
- De la Ramée, L.
- Dilke, C.W.
- Douglas, Alfred Bruce, Lord
- Dowden, E.
- Dreiser, Theodore
- Dunsany, Edward John
- Galsworthy, John
- Garnett, E.
- Gosse, E.W.
- Hubbard, E.
- Huddleston, S. (Lake Collection)
- LeGallienne, Richard
- Mansfield, K.
- Maugham, William Somerset
- Mencken, Henry Louis
- Meredith, G.
- Moore, George
- Morley, Christopher Darlington
- Morley, John
- Murry, John Middleton
- Orpen, William, Sir
- Parker, Gilbert, Sir
- Pater, W.H.
- Queensberry, P.S.D.
- Richards, Grant
- Roché, H.P. (Lake Collection)
- Russell, George William
- Schreiner, Olive
- Shaw, George Bernard
- Sinclair, Upton Beall
- Swinburne, A.C.
- Tyndall, John
- Tyrrell, R.Y.
- Watts-Dunton, T.
- Wells, Herbert George
- Whistler, J.A.M.
- Wilde, Oscar
- Yeats, William Butler