||Holograph manuscripts, notebooks containing manuscript translations, typescripts,
bound volumes containing works by Dumas, works about Dumas, as well as
bibliographies, correspondence, photographs, and a scrapbook comprise the I. H.
Slater collection of Alexandre Dumas Pere. The material is arranged in six series:
Undated Typescripts of Works by Dumas, Works about Alexandre Dumas, Correspondence,
Bibliographical Works about Dumas, Works by F. W. Reed not pertaining to Dumas,
||The material in the Slater Dumas collection spans from 1918 to 1968, and includes
notebooks that contain partial translations, typescript drafts of transcriptions
Dumas' works, as well as the correspondence between Slater and fellow Dumas
collector F. W. Reed. The only materials in the collection in Dumas' hand are
note and the manuscript fragment found in the first series. The remaining materials
are handwritten or typed translations of Dumas' works or materials about him.
last series, Miscellaneous Items, contains a hodgepodge of materials including
personal items that belonged to Slater. Photographs, Slater's scrapbook, and F.
Reed's calling card can be found here.
||Most of the materials are presented in one of two formats. The loose items are stored
in folders, while some materials were bound together by Slater. Slater assigned
number sequence to some of the bound volumes, which is stamped on the spine. The
unnumbered volumes were assigned numbers during cataloging to facilitate use.
||The Ransom Center holds an extensive collection of Dumas' published works in its
library which may serve as a compliment to this vast and detailed Dumas archive.