Robert Frederic Metzdorf Papers

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Robert Frederic Metzdorf papers
Creator: Metzdorf, Robert F. (Robert Frederic), 1912-
Call Number: D.362
Dates: 1800-1975
Physical Description: 25 boxes
Language(s): Materials are in English
Repository: Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester

Table of Contents:

Biographical/Historical Note
Scope and Content
Arrangement
Subject(s)
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Access
Use
Citation
Content List
Box 1: Family correspondence and documents; RFM high school and college materials; personal effects; photographs.
Box 1a: Oversize photographs.
Box 2: RFM correspondence 1920s-1939.
Box 3: RFM correspondence 1930s - 1944.
Box 3a: RFM correspondence January- October 1945.
Box 4: RFM correspondence 1945-1949.
Box 5: RFM correspondence 1940s - 1951.
Box 5a: RFM correspondence 1949 - 1951.
Box 5b: RFM correspondence 1951.
Box 6: RFM correspondence 1952-1954.
Box 7: RFM correspondence 1954-1959
Box 8: RFM correspondence 1960-1965.
Box 9: RFM College and professional writing; Teaching notes.
Box 10:RFM writing.
Box 11-24: Appraisal materials.
Box:
11. Abend - Bowdoin.
12. Bowdoin - Columbia.
13. Compton - Fordham.
14. Franken - Internal Revenue Service.
15. Internal Revenue Service - Morgan.
16. Morgan - Rosen.
17. Rosen - Vassar.
18. University of Virginia - Yellin.
19. Adams - Hyde.
20. Adler - "B".
21. McAvoy - Parke-Bernet.
22. Mabin - Weybright.
23. Penn State - Z / Misc.
24. Sadik - State/ A.I.P. - Library of Congress.
Box 8a: Correspondence 1965-1974
Collection Overview
Title: Robert Frederic Metzdorf papers
Creator: Metzdorf, Robert F. (Robert Frederic), 1912-
Call Number: D.362
Dates: 1800-1975
Physical Description: 25 boxes
Language(s): Materials are in English
Repository: Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester

Biographical/Historical Note
Robert Frederic Metzdorf (1912-1975), a nationally known bibliographer and appraiser, collector, and scholar, was born on July 2 in Springfield, Mass., to August and Alvina Metzdorf. He attended the University of Rochester, graduating Phi Beta Kappa in 1933. He received his M.A. in 1935, and was awarded the first PhD in English by the University in 1939.

In 1933, Metzdorf began working in the University of Rochester's Rush Rhees Library as Assistant to the Librarian. He served as Assistant Curator (1937-38) and Curator (1938-48) of the R.B. Adam Collection of Johnsonian Literature, as Curator of Rare Books (1948-49) and as an instructor in the Department of English from 1939 to 1949. Metzdorf held a number of other University posts, including Dormitory Proctor and Adviser and University Bellman. He maintained close ties to the University and his fraternity throughout his life: he was a generous donor of books and manuscripts to the Rare Book Department, founding member of the Friends of the Library, and a member of the board of trustees.

In 1949, following the sale of the R.B. Adam collection to Donald and Mary Hyde, Metzdorf left the University of Rochester for a post at Harvard's Houghton Library as Rare Book Cataloguer. He served there until 1952, when he was named Curator of Manuscripts and Research Associate at Yale University. At Yale he was also Secretary to the Boswell Editorial Committee. He held the newly created position of Yale University archivist from 1958-1961. Metzdorf moved to Parke-Bernet Galleries in New York in 1961, where he was Vice-President in charge of literary properties (1961-62), and Vice-President and Director 1962-64. He resigned on the day that Parke-Bernet was bought by Sotheby's. For the last decade of his life, Metzdorf worked as an independent appraiser of rare books and manuscripts.

Throughout his life, Metzdorf was active with a number of professional organizations, including: the Modern Language Association; Bibliographical Societies of America, London, Oxford, Cambridge, University of Virginia; American Library Association; Society of American Archivists; The Johnsonians; Johnson Society, London; Manuscript Society; Grolier Club and others. He published catalogues, bibliographies and numerous articles on Thackeray, Johnson, Victoriana, rare book and manuscript librarianship, and literary appraisal. Along with the University of Rochester, Princeton, Yale, Harvard and other institutions were the recipients of important donations of rare materials from Mr. Metzdorf.

Scope and Content
The collection consists of Metzdorf family genealogical documents and correspondence and materials from RFM's high school and college days (Boxes 1 & 1a); RFM's correspondence with family, friends, colleagues (7 boxes); scholarly and personal writing (2 boxes); and appraisal materials (14 boxes).

Arrangement
Following the existing arrangement of the materials, when groups of correspondence to/from one individual were found together, they were left together and filed chronologically. [There may be additional correspondence to/from these individuals in the general folders, all of which are arranged chronologically.] The collection includes a large volume of correspondence from several of Metzdorf's Theta Chi "brothers" who served in various branches of the military during World War II. Receipts for Metzdorf's many book and manuscript purchases may also be found in the correspondence folders.

Subject(s):
Correspondence
Metzdorf, Robert F. (Robert Frederic), 1912-
Librarians
Bibliographers
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Gift of the estate of Robert F. Metzdorf, 1975.Access
The Robert Frederic Metzdorf papers is open for research use. Researchers are advised to contact Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation prior to visiting. Upon arrival, researchers will also be asked to fill out a registration form and provide photo identification.Use
Reproductions are made upon request but can be subject to restrictions. Permission to publish materials from the collection must currently be requested. Please note that some materials may be copyrighted or restricted. It is the researcher's obligation to determine and satisfy copyright or other case restrictions when publishing or otherwise distributing materials found in the collections. For more information contact rarebks@library.rochester.eduCitation
[Item title, item date], Robert Frederic Metzdorf papers, D.362, Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester
Administrative Information
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Publisher: Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester
Address:
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Content List
Box 1: Family correspondence and documents; RFM high school and college materials; personal effects; photographs.
Folder:
Folder 1. Genealogical information.
Folder 2. Genealogical information.
Folder 3. Family documents and ephemera, NOT correspondence.
Folder 4. Family documents and ephemera.
Folder 5. Family account books and notebooks.
Folder 6. Family documents, 1800s.
Folder 7. Family correspondence, pre-1890.
Folder 8. Family correspondence, 1890s.
Folder 9. Family correspondence, undated.
Folder 10. Family correspondence, 1900.
Folder 11. Family correspondence, 1901.
Folder 12. Family correspondence, 1902.
Folder 13. Family correspondence, 1903.
Folder 14. Family correspondence, 1904.
Folder 15. Family correspondence, 1905.
Folder 16. Family correspondence, 1906.
Folder 17. Family correspondence, 1907.
Folder 18. Family correspondence, 1908.
Folder 19. Family correspondence, 1908.
Folder 20. Family correspondence, 1908.
Folder 21. Family correspondence, 1909.
Folder 22. Family correspondence, 1910.
Folder 23. Family correspondence, 1910s.
Folder 24. Family correspondence, 1920s.
Folder 25. Madison Junior High School, Rochester, N.Y. Graduation Program, 1926.
Folder 26. RFM's "Theme Book #63", English II, September, 1926-27.
Folder 27. RFM's "Theme Book #63", English III, January-May, 1927.
Folder 28. RFM's "Theme Book #63", English III, Fall, 1927-28.
Folder 29. RFM's "Theme Book #63", English IV, January-June, 1928.
Folder 30. Papers written for "History of Literature", January-June, 1928.
Folder 31. West High Year Book, 1929.
Folder 32. Autobiography of RFM, c. 1929.
Folder 33. RFM's University of Rochester datebook, 1929-1932.
Folder 34. RFM's report card, University of Rochester, 1930.
Folder 35. RFM's notes, tests and papers, Geology class, University of Rochester, 1930.
Folder 36. RFM's English Exam, University of Rochester, 1931.
Folder 37. RFM's notes, tests and papers, Geology class, University of Rochester, 1931.
Folder 38. University of Rochester commencement programs, 1933, 1939.
Folder 39. The Soap Box, Vol. 1, no. 1 Nov. 1932; Vol. 1, # 2, Dec. 1932 [2 copies]; 1935; March 1936.
Folder 40. RFM's University of Rochester grades, 1929-37.
Folder 41. University of Rochester Theta Chi dance book / misc. photos, 1938; Theta Chi Alumni Award, 1949.
Folder 42. Partnership papers for The Speculator, Oct. 1940.
Folder 43. The Speculator, vol. 1, # 1 Oct. 1940 [2 copies]; Vol. 1 # 2, Dec. 1940; Vol. I, # 3, Jan. 1941.
Folder 44. RFM's Selective Service documents, 1941 and Civilian Protection Certificate, 1945.
Folder 45. RFM's resumes, 1930s-64.
Folder 46. RFM bookplates, bookmarks, stationery, business cards.
Folder 47. Clippings about RFM.
Folder 48. Clippings re: Tinker catalogue.
Folder 49. Appraisals of RFM's art and books 1967-1968.
Folder 50. Acknowledgement of Metzdorf Gift to University of Rochester, 1970.
Folder 51. Photographs, RFM.
Folder 52. Photographs, not RFM.
53. Membership cards; will ca. 1950s, financial information, 1967
54. Correspondence and notes, sale of Metzdorf's Thackeray collection to University of Texas, 1965-67
Box 1a: Oversize photographs.
Box 2: RFM correspondence 1920s-1939.
Folder 1. RFM correspondence, 1920s.
Folder 2. RFM correspondence, 1930.
Folder 3. RFM correspondence, 1931.
Folder 4. RFM - Robert Renourd correspondence, 1930s.
Folder 5. RFM correspondence, 1932.
Folder 6. RFM correspondence - James Spinning [uncle], 1929-35.
Folder 7. RFM - "Uncle Tom/Aunt Deedie" correspondence, 1931-42.
Folder 8. RFM - [cousin] Mary Banks correspondence, 1932-35.
Folder 9. RFM - [cousin] Betty Hyde correspondence, 1932-39.
Folder 10. RFM correspondence, 1933.
Folder 11. RFM correspondence, January-June, 1934.
Folder 12. RFM correspondence, July-August, 1934.
Folder 13. RFM correspondence, September-December, 1934.
Folder 14. RFM correspondence, January-June, 1935.
Folder 15. RFM correspondence, July - December, 1935.
Folder 16. RFM - G. U. and Jean Ellis correspondence, 1935.
Folder 17. RFM - Hester Thackeray Fuller correspondence, 1935-36.
Folder 18. RFM - Alan Valentine correspondence, 1935-36.
Folder 19. RFM - Ellida Moen correspondence, 1935-43.
Folder 20. RFM - G. U. and Jean Ellis correspondence, 1936.
Folder 21. RFM correspondence, January-May, 1936.
Folder 22. RFM correspondence, June - October, 1936.
Folder 23. RFM correspondence, November - December, 1936.
Folder 24. RFM - A. E. Metzdorf correspondence, 1936.
Folder 25. RFM - Columbia University correspondence, 1935-36.
Folder 26. RFM - Alan Valentine correspondence, 1936-38.
Folder 27. RFM - G. U. and Jean Ellis correspondence, 1937.
Folder 28. RFM correspondence, January-June, 1937.
Folder 29. RFM correspondence, July - August, 1937.
Folder 30. RFM correspondence, September, 1937.
Folder 31. RFM correspondence, October - December, 1937.
Folder 32. RFM - A. E. Metzdorf [father] correspondence, 1937.
Folder 33. RFM correspondence, January - May, 1938.
Folder 34. RFM correspondence, June - July, 1938.
Folder 35. RFM correspondence, August, 1938.
Folder 36. RFM correspondence, September, 1938.
Folder 37. RFM correspondence, October, 1938.
Folder 38. RFM correspondence, November, 1938.
Folder 39. RFM correspondence, December, 1938.
Folder 40. RFM - G. U. and Jean Ellis correspondence, 1938.
Folder 41. RFM - Arthur A. Houghton correspondence, 1938-39.
Folder 42. RFM correspondence, January - February, 1939.
Folder 43. RFM correspondence, March - April, 1939.
Folder 44. RFM correspondence, May - June, 1939.
Folder 45. RFM correspondence, July - December, 1939.
Folder 46. RFM - J. Alexander Symington correspondence, 1939.
Folder 47. RFM - Alan Valentine correspondence, 1939.
Folder 48. RFM - Wing Family [Kempton, Albert, Elihu], 1939-42.
Box 3: RFM correspondence 1930s - 1944.
Folder:
Folder 1. RFM correspondence, undated, 1930s.
Folder 2. RFM correspondence, undated, 1930s.
Folder 3. RFM - Alvina Metzdorf [mother], undated, 1930s.
Folder 4. RFM - A.E. Metzdorf [father], undated, 1930s.
Folder 5. RFM - Katherine Darmstaedter [grandmother], undated, 1930s.
Folder 6. RFM - Daniel Metzdorf [brother], 1939-40.
Folder 7. RFM - Alan Valentine correspondence, 1940.
Folder 8. RFM - Arthur A. Houghton correspondence, 1940-41.
Folder 9. RFM - Daniel Metzdorf [brother], 1940-41.
Folder 10. RFM correspondence, January-June, 1940.
Folder 11. RFM correspondence, July-December, 1940.
Folder 12. RFM correspondence, January-June, 1941.
Folder 13. RFM correspondence, July-December, 1941.
Folder 14. RFM - Gordon Ray correspondence, 1940-41, 1946, 1949.
Folder 15. RFM - Alan Valentine correspondence, 1941.
Folder 16. RFM correspondence, January-March, 1942.
Folder 17. RFM correspondence, April-June, 1942.
Folder 18. RFM correspondence, July-September, 1942.
Folder 19. RFM correspondence, October-December, undated, 1942.
Folder 20. RFM - Helen Thackeray Fuller correspondence, 1942-49.
Folder 21. RFM - Alan Valentine correspondence, 1942.
Folder 22. RFM - Alan Valentine correspondence, 1943-46.
Folder 23. RFM correspondence, January - March, 1943.
Folder 24. RFM correspondence, April-May, 1943.
Folder 25. RFM correspondence, June-July, 1943.
Folder 26. RFM correspondence, August, 1943.
Folder 27. RFM correspondence, September, 1943.
Folder 28. RFM correspondence, October-November, 1943.
Folder 29. RFM correspondence, December, 1943.
Folder 30. RFM - A. E. Metzdorf correspondence, 1943.
Folder 31. RFM - Daniel Metzdorf [brother] correspondence, 1943-46.
Folder 32. RFM - William Metzdorf [brother] correspondence, 1943.
Folder 33. RFM correspondence, January, 1944.
Folder 34. RFM correspondence, February, 1944.
Folder 35. RFM correspondence, March, 1944.
Folder 36. RFM correspondence, April, 1944.
Folder 37. RFM correspondence, May, 1944.
Folder 38. RFM correspondence, June, 1944.
Folder 39. RFM correspondence, July, 1944.
Folder 40. RFM correspondence, August, 1944.
Folder 41. RFM correspondence, September, 1944.
Folder 42. RFM correspondence, October, 1944.
Folder 43. RFM correspondence, November, 1944.
Folder 44. RFM correspondence, December, undated, 1944.
Box 3a: RFM correspondence January- October 1945.
Folder:
Folder 1. RFM correspondence, January, 1945.
Folder 2. RFM correspondence, February, 1945.
Folder 3. RFM correspondence, March, 1945.
Folder 4. RFM correspondence, April, 1945.
Folder 5. RFM correspondence, May, 1945.
Folder 6. RFM correspondence, June, 1945.
Folder 7. RFM correspondence, July, 1945.
Folder 8. RFM correspondence, August, 1945.
Folder 9. RFM correspondence, September, 1945.
Folder 10. RFM correspondence, October, 1945.
Box 4: RFM correspondence 1945-1949.
Folder 1. RFM correspondence, November, 1945.
Folder 2. RFM correspondence, December, 1945.
Folder 3. RFM correspondence, undated, 1945.
Folder 4. RFM correspondence, January, 1946.
Folder 5. RFM correspondence, February, 1946.
Folder 6. RFM correspondence, March, 1946.
Folder 7. RFM correspondence, April, 1946.
Folder 8. RFM correspondence, May, 1946.
Folder 9. RFM correspondence, June, 1946.
Folder 10. RFM correspondence, July, 1946.
Folder 11. RFM correspondence, August, 1946.
Folder 12. RFM correspondence, September, 1946.
Folder 13. RFM correspondence, October-November, 1946.
Folder 14. RFM correspondence, December, 1946.
Folder 15. RFM correspondence, undated, 1946.
Folder 16. RFM - Katherine Darmstaedter [grandmother] correspondence,1946-48.
Folder 17. RFM- David Little correspondence, 1946-49.
Folder 18. RFM - A. E. Metzdorf correspondence, 1946-48.
Folder 19. RFM correspondence, January, 1947.
Folder 20. RFM correspondence, February-March, 1947.
Folder 21. RFM correspondence, April-June, 1947.
Folder 22. RFM correspondence, July, 1947.
Folder 23. RFM correspondence, August, 1947.
Folder 24. RFM correspondence, September, 1947.
Folder 25. RFM correspondence, October-December, 1947.
Folder 26. RFM - Nederlandsche Exlibris-Kring correspondence, 1947-53.
Folder 27. RFM correspondence, January-March, 1948.
Folder 28. RFM correspondence, April-June, 1948.
Folder 29. RFM correspondence, July-September, 1948.
Folder 30. RFM correspondence, October-December, undated, 1948.
Folder 31. RFM - Donald and Mary Hyde correspondence, 1948.
Folder 32. RFM - Katherine Alling and Norman Ash correspondence, 1930-1950.
Folder 33. RFM correspondence, January-March, 1949.
Folder 34. RFM correspondence, April-June, 1949.
Folder 35. RFM correspondence, July-December, 1949.
Folder 36. RFM - Katherine Darmstaedter [grandmother] correspondence,1949.
Folder 37. RFM - Arthur A. Betty Houghton correspondence, 1949.
Folder 38. RFM - Donald and Mary Hyde correspondence, 1949.
Folder 39. RFM - William Metzdorf correspondence, 1949.
Box 5: RFM correspondence 1940s - 1951.
Folder1. RFM - William Metzdorf correspondence, 1930-50.
Folder 2. RFM - William Metzdorf correspondence, 1930-50.
Folder 3. RFM - William Metzdorf correspondence, 1930-50.
Folder 3a. RFM- Theta Chi Fraternity Brothers, 1939- 1945 (Folder 1 of 3).
Folder 3b. RFM- Theta Chi Fraternity Brothers,(Folder 2 of 3).
Folder 3c. RFM- Theta Chi Fraternity Brothers,(Folder 3 of 3).
Folder 4. RFM - Gilbert Meltzer correspondence, 1939-45.
Folder 4a. Theta Chi Fraternity Brothers- RFM, 1939- 45 (A-C).
Folder 4b. Theta Chi Fraternity Brothers- RFM, 1939- 45 (D-F).
Folder 4c. Theta Chi Fraternity Brothers- RFM, 1939- 45 (G-K).
Folder 4d. Theta Chi Fraternity Brothers- RFM, 1939- 45 (L-M).
Folder 4e. Theta Chi Fraternity Brothers- RFM, 1939- 45 (O-P).
Folder 4f. Theta Chi Fraternity Brothers- RFM, 1939- 45 (R-T).
Folder 4g. Theta Chi Fraternity Brothers- RFM, 1939- 45 (V-W).
Folder 5. RFM - Emerson Chapin correspondence, 1940s.
Folder 6. RFM - George W. Franklin Clapper correspondence,1941-43.
Folder 7. RFM - Russell Davis correspondence, 1942-44.
Folder 8. RFM - Art Frachenpohl correspondence, 1940s.
Folder 9. RFM - Lawrence Friar correspondence, 1940-44.
Folder 10. RFM - Robert Giddings correspondence, 1939-45.
Folder 11. RFM - William A. Jackson correspondence, 1940-50.
Folder 12.RFM - Robert Luarer correspondence, 1944-45.
Folder 13. RFM - Joseph Leininger correspondence, 1940s.
Folder 14. RFM - William James Morgan correspondence, 1942-45.
Folder 15. RFM - Jack O'Neill correspondence, 1943-45.
Folder 16. RFM - Keron O'Neill correspondence, 1940-45.
Folder 17. RFM - Charles Perry correspondence,1939-45.
Folder 18. RFM - George Rentoumis correspondence, 1941-45.
Folder 19. RFM - Eugene Richner correspondence, 1944-45.
Folder 20. RFM - Eugene Richner correspondence, 1940s.
Folder 21. RFM - Paul Smith correspondence, 1940s.
Folder 21a. Theta Chi related materials, 1939- 1945 (Folder 1 of 5).
Folder 21b. Theta Chi related materials, (Folder 2 of 5).
Folder 21c. Theta Chi related materials, (Folder 3 of 5).
Folder 21d. Theta Chi related materials, (Folder 4 of 5).
Folder 21e. Theta Chi related materials, (Folder 5 of 5).
Box 5a: RFM correspondence 1949 - 1951.
Folder 1. RFM correspondence and notes re: first year at Harvard, 1949-50.
Folder 2. RFM correspondence, January-March, 1950.
Folder 3. RFM correspondence, April-June, 1950.
Folder 4. RFM correspondence, July-December, 1950.
Folder 5. RFM - Katherine Darmstaedter correspondence, 1950.
Folder 6. RFM - Arthur A. Betty Houghton correspondence, 1950.
Folder 7. RFM - Donald Mary Hyde correspondence, 1950.
Folder 8. RFM - Fernando Zobel correspondence, 1950-54, undated.
Folder 9. RFM correspondence, January-June, 1951.
Box 5b: RFM correspondence 1951.
Folder 1. RFM correspondence, July-December, 1951.
Folder 2. RFM - Katherine Darmstaedter correspondence, 1951.
Folder 3. RFM - Arthur A. Betty Houghton correspondence, 1951.
Folder 4. RFM - Donald Mary Hyde correspondence, 1951.
Folder 5. RFM - A. E. Metzdorf correspondence, 1951.
Folder 6. RFM - William and Ruth Metzdorf correspondence, 1951.
Box 6: RFM correspondence 1952-1954.
Folder 1. RFM correspondence, January-March, 1952.
Folder 2. RFM correspondence, April-June, 1952.
Folder 3. RFM correspondence, July-October, 1952.
Folder 4. RFM correspondence, November-December, 1952.
Folder 5. RFM - Arthur A. Betty Houghton correspondence, 1952.
Folder 6. RFM - Donald Mary Hyde correspondence, 1952.
Folder 7. RFM - A. E. Metzdorf correspondence, 1952.
Folder 8. RFM - William and Ruth Metzdorf correspondence, 1952.
Folder 9. RFM - Lorna Slocombe correspondence, 1952.
Folder 10. RFM - Lorna Slocombe correspondence, 1952.
Folder 11. RFM correspondence, January-March, 1953.
Folder 12. RFM correspondence, April-June, 1953.
Folder 13. RFM correspondence, July-August, 1953.
Folder 14. RFM correspondence, September-October, 1953.
Folder 15. RFM correspondence, November-December, 1953.
Folder 16. RFM - Arthur A. Betty Houghton correspondence, 1953.
Folder 17. RFM - Donald Mary Hyde correspondence, 1953.
Folder 18. RFM - A. E. Metzdorf correspondence, 1953.
Folder 19. RFM - Lorna Slocombe correspondence, 1953.
Folder 20. RFM - Lorna Slocombe correspondence, 1953.
Folder 21. RFM correspondence, January-March, 1954.
Folder 22. RFM correspondence, April-May 1954.
Folder 23. RFM correspondence, June-July, 1954.
Folder 24. RFM correspondence, August-September, 1954.
Folder 25. RFM correspondence, October-December, 1954.
Box 7: RFM correspondence 1954-1959
Folder
1. RFM - Arthur A. Betty Houghton correspondence, 1954.
Folder 2. RFM - Donald Mary Hyde correspondence, 1954.
Folder 3. RFM - A. E. Metzdorf correspondence, 1954.
Folder 4. RFM - Lorna Slocombe correspondence, 1954.
Folder 5. RFM correspondence, January-February, 1955.
Folder 6. RFM correspondence, March-April, 1955.
Folder 7. RFM correspondence, May-July, 1955.
Folder 8. RFM correspondence, August-September, 1955.
Folder 9. RFM correspondence, October-December, 1955.
Folder 10. RFM - Arthur A. Betty Houghton correspondence, 1955.
Folder 11. RFM - Donald Mary Hyde correspondence, 1955.
Folder 12. RFM - A. E. Metzdorf correspondence, 1955.
Folder 13. RFM - Daniel Metzdorf correspondence, 1955.
Folder 14. RFM - Lorna Slocombe correspondence, 1952 - 55.
Folder 15. RFM - Lorna Slocombe correspondence, 1955.
Folder 16. RFM correspondence, January-March, 1956.
Folder 17. RFM correspondence, April-May, 1956.
Folder 18. RFM correspondence, June, 1956.
Folder 19. RFM correspondence, July-August, 1956.
Folder 20. RFM correspondence, September-December, 1956.
Folder 21. RFM - Donald Mary Hyde correspondence, 1956.
Folder 22. RFM - Daniel Metzdorf correspondence, 1956.
Folder 23. RFM - Lorna Slocombe correspondence, 1956.
Folder 24. RFM correspondence, January-March, 1957.
Folder 25. RFM correspondence, July-September, 1957.
Folder 26. RFM correspondence, October-December, 1957.
Folder 27. RFM - Donald Mary Hyde correspondence, 1957.
Folder 28. RFM - Daniel Metzdorf correspondence, 1957-58.
29. RFM correspondence, January-February, 1958
30. RFM correspondence, March-May, 1958
31. RFM correspondence, June-August, 1958
32. RFM correspondence, September-October, 1958
33. Hyde-Metzdorf, 1958
34. RFM correspondence, January-June, 1959
35. RFM correspondence, July-October, 1959
36. RFM correspondence, November-December, 1959
37. Hyde-RFM, 1959
Box 8: RFM correspondence 1960-1965.
Folder:
Folder 1. RFM correspondence, January, 1960
Folder 2. RFM correspondence, February-March, 1960
Folder 3. RFM correspondence, April-May, 1960
Folder 4. RFM correspondence, June-July 1960
Folder 5. RFM correspondence, August, 1960
Folder 6. RFM correspondence, September, 1960
Folder 7. RFM correspondence, October, 1960
Folder 8. RFM correspondence, November, 1960.
Folder 9. RFM correspondence, December, 1960
Folder 10. RFM correspondence, January, 1961
Folder 11. RFM correspondence, February 1961
Folder 12. RFM correspondence, March 1961
Folder 13. RFM correspondence, April 1961
Folder 14. RFM correspondence, May 1961.
Folder 15. RFM correspondence, June 1961
Folder 16. RFM correspondence, July 1961.
Folder 17. RFM correspondence, August-September 1961.
Folder 18. RFM correspondence, October 1961.
Folder 19. RFM correspondence, November 1961.
Folder 20. RFM correspondence, December 1961
Folder 21. RFM correspondence, January-February 1962
Folder 22. RFM correspondence, March-April 1962.
Folder 23. RFM correspondence, May-June 1962.
Folder 24. RFM correspondence, July-August 1962.
Folder 25. RFM correspondence, September-December 1962.
Folder 26. RFM correspondence, January-March 1963
Folder 27. RFM correspondence, April-June 1963
Folder 28. RFM correspondence, July-August 1963
Folder 29. RFM correspondence, September-December 1963
Folder 30. RFM correspondence, January-April 1964
Folder 31. RFM correspondence, May-June 1964
Folder 32. RFM correspondence, July 1964
Folder 33. Resignation from Parke-Bernet, 1964
Folder 34. Press announcements re: sale of Parke-Bernet to Sotheby's. July 1964
Folder 35. RFM correspondence, August-December, 1964.
Folder 36. RFM -Hyde correspondence, 1960-1964
Folder 37. RFM correspondence, January-June 1965
Folder 38. RFM correspondence, July-December 1965
Folder 39. RFM - Houghton correspondence, 1965-1969
Box 9: RFM College and professional writing; Teaching notes.
Folder:
Folder 1. Poetry, 1930s.
Folder 2. Poetry, undated.
Folder 3. Misc. writing, 1930s.
Folder 4. University of Rochester ephemera containing RFM writing, 1930s.
Folder 5. Union Then, 1930.
Folder 6. Draft for speech to be given at the opening of the University of Rochester's River Campus College for Men, 1930.
Folder 7. Songs of Bawdry, 1933.
Folder 8. RFM's Drama Quiz, English 62 Midterm, University of Rochester, March 1933.
Folder 9. Typescript of letter to the Saturday Review of Literature, c. 1934.
Folder 10. Trouble in Roslind Street, c.1934.
Folder 11. Draft of Chapter House Library, c. 1935.
Folder 12. Correspondence, notes and drafts for Phi Beta Kappa and Theta Chi, 1937-.
Folder 13. Notes on Johnson's Plan of a Dictionary, 1938.
Folder 14. Suggested Libretto for an American Opera, c. 1930s.
Folder 15. No Arrangements for Maurice, c. 1930s.
Folder 16. This Commencement Racket, c. 1930s.
Folder 17. Extracts from A Liberal Education and Where to Find it, c. 1930s.
Folder 18. Representation Without Taxation, c. 1930s.
Folder 19. Anglo-Saxon Literature: Its History and Its Development, 1931.
Folder 20. Few Minutes with Gert and Maisie.
Folder 21. Ecce Superhomo!, 1940.
Folder 22. Hawthorne's Suit Against Ripley and Dana, 1940.
Folder 23. Some Thoughts on National Defense and the Girdle Industry, May 1941.
Folder 24. Edmund Burke and Mrs. Lindbergh, 1941.
Folder 25. Talk on University of Rochester's Treasure Room for its staff, Fall 1941.
Folder 26. Professor Erdman and American College Fraternities, 1942.
Folder 27. How to Live in a Dormitory, 1942.
Folder 28. RFM's lecture notes, exams, class lists, etc. English 2-B, taught at the University of Rochester, 1948.
Folder 29. Good Intentions, October, 1948.
Folder 30. In Memory of Charles Hoeing, 1948.
Folder 31. Bookplates of the University of Rochester, 1949.
Folder 32. RFM's journal, Harvard University, March 12-June 7, 1949.
Folder 33. Report to Sub-Committee on Rare Book Collections, University of Rochester, Jan. 1949.
Folder 34. RFM's lecture notes, exams, class lists, etc. English 181hf, taught at Harvard University, 1950-51.
Folder 35. What Samuel Johnson Means to Me, speech at Grolier Club, September, 1950.
Folder 36. Academic Nomenclature at Harvard, c. 1950.
Folder 37. Poetry, c. 1950s.
Folder 38. Journal of Louisa, c. 1951.
Folder 39. Campus Living at the University of Rochester, 1952.
Folder 40. Thackeray and Johnson, 1952.
Folder 41. Re: inter-library cooperation, 1952.
Folder 42. Samuel Johnson in Brunswick, 1952.
Folder 43. First American Rasselas, July 1953.
Folder 44. New Sonnet by Rossetti, 1953.
Folder 45. How to Collect Books on a Shoe-String.
Folder 46. Publishing History of Dana's Two Years Before the Mast, 1953.
Folder 47. Dana: An Autobiographical Sketch, 1953.
Folder 48. RFM lecture on John Buchan, Harvard University, 1953.
Folder 49. Notes for cataloguing at Yale University, 1953.
Folder 50. What Should I do with My Collection?, May 1953.
Folder 51. Manuscripts at Yale, 1954.
Folder 52. New Development in Publishing, 1954.
Folder 53. Radio address, March 1954.
Folder 54. Morgan Library Exhibition of Children's Literature, 1954.
Folder 55. Parrish and Thackeray, Nov. 1955.
Folder 56. RFM's biographical sketch of R. B. Adam.
Folder 57. Review of Gordon Ray's Thackeray's Contributions to the Morning Chronicle, 1955.
Folder 58. Yale staff news, January 1956 with report on the Lewis Clark case.
Folder 59. Annual Reports by Yale Curator of Manuscripts, 1957-58; 1960-61.
Folder 60. Manuscripts in a University Library, West Haven Public Library, 19 March 1958.
Folder 61. Speech, Phi Beta Kappa, University of Rochester, June 1958.
Folder 62. Grand Cairo and Philadelphia, 1959.
Folder 63. Auchinleck House and James Boswell, December 1959.
Folder 64. Misc. speeches for the Johnsonians.
Folder 65. Victorian Book Decoration, lecture at Yale, May 2, 1960.
Folder 66. Speech, Yale's Davenport College Senior Fellows Dinner, May 1960.
Folder 67. Speech[?], re: Pequot Library, 1960.
Folder 68. Department notes on the Beinecke [the building], 1960.
Folder 69. RFM's broadside for Christmas, 1964.
Folder 70. Where is the Art Capitol of the World?, 1964.
Folder 71. Article on Johnson for the Hyde Library, 1966.
Folder 72. Some of the Problems of Fair Market Value, 1966-68.
Folder 73. Speech/paper for Society of American Archivists, 1967.
Folder 74. M'Nicol and Macpherson, for Grolier Club's Hyde volume, 1968.
Folder 75. A Compass for the Helmsman, Speech, Phi Beta Kappa, University of Rochester, May 1968.
Folder 76. Panel speech of appraisal, October, 1969.
Folder 77. Appraising Literary Property, c. 1970s.
Folder 78. Correspondence, notes, etc. for Victoriana exhibit at the Grolier Club, 1970.
Folder 79. Correspondence, notes, etc. for Victoriana exhibits, 1970s
Folder 80. Academia, Madison Avenue and Phi Beta Kappa, University of Rochester, June 1972.
86. Review of "William Beckford of Fonthill"by Howard Gotlieb, 1962
Box 10:RFM writing.
Folder "Miscellaneous Papers, Vol. I, 1929-1935". Includes:
Some Observations on the Live and Literary Character of Thomas Percy, 1935.
"More's "Utopia" and the Modern Temper, 1933.
Chaucer's "Trolius Criseyde" and Shakespeare's Treatment of the Same Theme, 1935.
Considerations on Chaucer's "Prioresses Tale", 1934.
Two Shakespeare Papers 1932-33; Romeo and Juliet; Falstaff as a Comic Character.
The Development of the Novel of Horror, 1932.
Cardinal Newman and the Oxford Movement, 1932.
Milton and Modern Censorship, 1929.
Anglo-Spanish Relations to the Death of Queen Elizabeth, 1930.
Goethe, 1933.
The New Testament: Jesus and Paul, 1933.
Reading Reports--18th Century, 1935.
Folder "Miscellaneous Papers, Vol. II, 1934-1937". Includes:
Graduate Seminar Papers, 1937.
1. Quotations, Citations, and Footnotes in Research Papers.
2. Studies of Sources, Literary Biography, and Studies of Success and Influence.
3. A Select Bibliography, with Notes, about the Social History, Manners, Customs, Folklore and Proverbs of Great Britain and the United States.
4. Periodicals for English Literary History.
5. The Mechanics of Printing on a Hand Press.
6. An Excursion into the Method of Bibliographical Description.
7. Printed Catalogues of Libraries.
8. Some Thoughts on Henry Fielding and Amelia: with Digressions Regarding Doubtful Points in Fielding Research and Criticism, 1934-37.
9. "The Candle of the Lord"--A Study of the Cambridge Platonists, 1937.
10. The Contributions to Science of Sir Isaac Newton, 1937.
11. There are Ladies Present. A Study of Some English Words No Longer Used in Polite Company, 1937.
Folder Character Types in the Works of William Makepeace Thackeray with a Chronological Bibliography of Thackeray's Writings. BA in English thesis, 1933.
Folder Observations on Certain Letters in the Autograph Collection of the University of Rochester. MA thesis, 1935.
Folder Annotated Catalogue of the Charles A. Brown Collection of Autographs and Manuscripts in the Rush Rhees Library of the University of Rochester. PhD Dissertation, 1939.
Folder The Alpha Zeta Looking-Glass. July 17, 1943-August 24, 1947. [Also called "War Correspondence"]
Folder Metzdorf's London Journal. The record of a trip to England, May 27-July 21, 1954, made in the company of Robert H. Taylor and Alexander D. Wainwright.
Folder Record of the Fellows of Davenport College, Vol. III, 1954. [Includes RFM's resume of this date.]
Folder:
Folder 1. Limericks.
Folder 2. Limericks Old and New, 1943, 1948. [mimeographs.]
Folder 3. Engineering as an Extra-Curricular Activity.
Folder 4. Assorted erotic writing; authors unknown.
Folder 5. Assorted erotic writing; authors unknown.
Folder 6. The Illigitimates [sic].
Folder 7. The Limerick: A Collection of Sociological Verse, 1951.
Box 11-24: Appraisal materials.
Box:
11. Abend - Bowdoin.
12. Bowdoin - Columbia.
13. Compton - Fordham.
14. Franken - Internal Revenue Service.
15. Internal Revenue Service - Morgan.
16. Morgan - Rosen.
17. Rosen - Vassar.
18. University of Virginia - Yellin.
19. Adams - Hyde.
20. Adler - "B".
21. McAvoy - Parke-Bernet.
22. Mabin - Weybright.
23. Penn State - Z / Misc.
24. Sadik - State/ A.I.P. - Library of Congress.
Box 8a: Correspondence 1965-1974
1. Hyde-RFM 1965-1966
2. Daniel Metzdorf-RFM, 1965-1967
3. RFM correspondence, 1966
4. RFM correspondence, January-June 1967
5. RFM correspondence,July-December 1967
6. Hyde-RFM correspondence, 1967-1968
7. RFM correspondence, January-June 1968
8. RFM correspondence, July-December 1968
9. RFM correspondence, 1969
10. Hyde-RFM correspondence, 1969-1971
11. RFM correspondence, 1970
12. Houghton-RFM, 1970-1974
13. RFM correspondence, 1971
14. RFM correspondence, 1973
15. RFM correspondence, 1974


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