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: 26 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
Series I: Family, early life, and legacy, 1854-1975
Series II: Correspondence, 1920s-1974
Series III: College and professional writing, and teaching notes, 1930s-1970s
Series IV: Writing, 1929-1954
Series V: Appraisal materials
Collection Overview
Title: Robert Frederic Metzdorf papers
Creator: Metzdorf, Robert F. (Robert Frederic), 1912-
Call Number: D.362
Dates: 1800-1975
Physical Description: 26 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 Robert Frederic Metzdorf papers (1854-1975) consist of the personal and professional papers of the eponymous one-time RBSCP director, largely focusing on his life and work in academia, correspondence with colleagues and family, and his personal and professional writing.

Series I: Family, early life, and legacy (1854-1975), contains materials related to Metzdorf's family history and genealogy, his high school and undergraduate college years, family correspondence predating his own life, brief professional highlights, and his legacy bequest to the University of Rochester. There are a number of materials in German, largely official documents and family letters from Metzdorf's ancestors, and also correspondence responding to Metzdorf's requests for genealogical records. Formats include letters, photographs, commonplace notebooks, writeups and notes of various kinds, marriage certificates, land deeds, military records, immigration and naturalization papers, wills, newspaper clippings, engravings, bookplates, stationary, and more.

Series II: Correspondence (1920s-1974) contains correspondence from various colleagues, professional contacts, family members, and more. Notable are the large volume of letters between Metzdorf and several of his 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.

Series III: College and professional writing, and teaching notes (1930s-1970s) and Series IV: Writing (1929-1954) both contain academic materials from Metzdorf's time as a University of Rochester undergrad, grad student, and finally doctoral student, his years teaching English at UR and Harvard, and speeches and articles he wrote for various other audiences. Bound volumes of some of his personal and professional writings, including his theses and dissertations, are included, as is an amount of mimeographed material from a poetry club to which he belonged as a grad student.

Series V: Appraisal materials, forms the second half of the collection: it consists of 14 boxes of materials from his work as an appraiser of old and rare manuscripts.

Arrangement
The collection is arranged in five series:

Series I: Family, early life, and legacy (1854-1975)

Series II: Correspondence (1920s-1974)

Series III: College and professional writing, and teaching notes (1930s-1970s)

Series IV: Writing (1929-1954)

Series V: Appraisal materials

Materials within the series are arranged in loose chronological order, but follow original/existing order when possible. Correspondence in particular is arranged chronologically, but ranges of letters from specific correspondents may be grouped together. There may be additional correspondence to/from these individuals in the general folders, all of which are arranged chronologically.

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
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[Item title, item date], Robert Frederic Metzdorf papers, D.362, Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester
Administrative Information
Author: Finding aid prepared by Rare Books and Special Collections staff
Publisher: Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester
Address:
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Second Floor, Room 225
Rochester, NY 14627-0055
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Content List
Series I: Family, early life, and legacy, 1854-1975
This series contains family correspondence and documents, materials from RFM's years as a high school and college student, personal effects, and photographs.

Box 1, Folder 1-2Genealogical information
Box 1, Folder 3-4Family documents and ephemera
Box 1, Folder 5Family account books and notebooks
Box 1, Folder 6Family documents, 1854-1899, 1939 1939
Box 1, Folder 25Madison Junior High School, Rochester, N.Y. Graduation Program, 1926
Box 1, Folder 30Papers written for "History of Literature", January - June 1928
Box 1, Folder 31West High Year Book, 1929
Box 1, Folder 32Autobiography of RFM, circa 1929
Box 1, Folder 42Partnership papers for The Speculator, October 1940
Box 1, Folder 43The Speculator
Box 1, Folder 44RFM's Selective Service documents, 1941 and Civilian Protection Certificate, 1945
Box 1, Folder 45RFM's resumes, 1930s-1964
Box 1, Folder 46RFM bookplates, bookmarks, stationery, business cards
Box 1, Folder 47Clippings about RFM
Box 1, Folder 48Clippings re: Tinker catalogue
Box 1, Folder 49Appraisals of RFM's art and books, 1967-1968
Box 1, Folder 50Acknowledgement of Metzdorf Gift to University of Rochester, 1970
Box 1, Folder 51Photographs, RFM
Box 1, Folder 52Photographs, not RFM
Box 1, Folder 53Membership cards; will circa 1950s; financial information, 1967
Box 1, Folder 54Correspondence and notes, sale of Metzdorf's Thackeray collection to University of Texas, 1965-1967
Box 1aOversize photographs
Series II: Correspondence, 1920s-1974
Box 2, Folder 11920s
Box 2, Folder 21930
Box 2, Folder 31931
Box 2, Folder 4Robert Renourd, 1930s
Box 2, Folder 51932
Box 2, Folder 6James Spinning (uncle), 1929-1935
Box 2, Folder 7"Uncle Tom/Aunt Deedie", 1931-1942
Box 2, Folder 8Mary Banks (cousin), 1932-1935
Box 2, Folder 9Betty Hyde (cousin), 1932-1939
Box 2, Folder 101933
Box 2, Folder 11-131934
Box 2, Folder 14-151935
Box 2, Folder 16G. U. and Jean Ellis, 1935
Box 2, Folder 17Hester Thackeray Fuller, 1935-1936
Box 2, Folder 18Alan Valentine, 1935-1936
Box 2, Folder 19Ellida Moen, 1935-1943
Box 2, Folder 20G. U. and Jean Ellis, 1936
Box 2, Folder 21-231936
Box 2, Folder 24A. E. Metzdorf, 1936
Box 2, Folder 25Columbia University, 1935-1936
Box 2, Folder 26Alan Valentine, 1936-1938
Box 2, Folder 27G. U. and Jean Ellis, 1937
Box 2, Folder 28-311937
Box 2, Folder 32A. E. Metzdorf (father), 1937
Box 2, Folder 33-391938
Box 2, Folder 40G. U. and Jean Ellis, 1938
Box 2, Folder 41Arthur A. Houghton, 1938-1939
Box 2, Folder 42-451939
Box 2, Folder 46J. Alexander Symington, 1939
Box 2, Folder 47Alan Valentine, 1939
Box 2, Folder 48Wing family (Kempton, Albert, Elihu), 1939-1942
Box 3a, Folder 1-10;
Box 4, Folder 1-3
1945
Box 4, Folder 4-151946
Box 4, Folder 16Katherine Darmstaedter, 1946-1949
Box 4, Folder 17David Little, 1946-1949
Box 4, Folder 18A. E. Metzdorf, 1946-1948
Box 4, Folder 19-251947
Box 4, Folder 26Nederlandsche Exlibris-Kring, 1947-1953
Box 4, Folder 27-301948
Box 4, Folder 31Donald and Mary Hyde, 1948
Box 4, Folder 32Katherine Alling and Norman Ash, 1930-1950
Box 4, Folder 33-351949
Box 4, Folder 36Katherine Darmstaedter, 1949
Box 4, Folder 37Arthur A. and Betty Houghton, 1949
Box 4, Folder 38Donald and Mary Hyde, 1949
Box 4, Folder 39William Metzdorf, 1949
Box 5, Folder 1-3William Metzdorf, 1930-1950
Box 5, Folder 3a-cTheta Chi fraternity brothers, 1939-1945
Box 5, Folder 4Gilbert Meltzer, 1939-1945
Box 5, Folder 4a-gTheta Chi fraternity brothers, 1939-1945
Box 5, Folder 5Emerson Chapin, 1940s
Box 5, Folder 6George W. Franklin Clapper, 1941-1943
Box 5, Folder 7Russell Davis, 1942-1944
Box 5, Folder 8Art Frachenpohl, 1940s
Box 5, Folder 9Lawrence Friar, 1940-1944
Box 5, Folder 10Robert Giddings, 1939-1945
Box 5, Folder 11William A. Jackson, 1940-1950
Box 5, Folder 12Robert Luarer, 1944-1945
Box 5, Folder 13Joseph Leininger, 1940s
Box 5, Folder 14William James Morgan, 1942-1945
Box 5, Folder 15Jack O'Neill, 1943-1945
Box 5, Folder 16Keron O'Neill, 1940-1945
Box 5, Folder 17Charles Perry, 1939-1945
Box 5, Folder 18George Rentoumis, 1941-1945
Box 5, Folder 19-20Eugene Richner, 1940s
Box 5, Folder 21Paul Smith, 1940s
Box 5, Folder 21a-eTheta Chi related materials, 1939-1945
Box 5a, Folder 1Correspondence and notes re: first year at Harvard, 1949-1950
Box 5a, Folder 2-41950
Box 5a, Folder 5Katherine Darmstaedter, 1950
Box 5a, Folder 6Arthur A. and Betty Houghton, 1950
Box 5a, Folder 7Donald and Mary Hyde, 1950
Box 5a, Folder 8Fernando Zobel, 1950-1954
Box 5a, Folder 9January - June 1951
Box 5b, Folder 1July - December 1951
Box 5b, Folder 2Katherine Darmstaedter, 1951
Box 5b, Folder 3Arthur A. and Betty Houghton, 1951
Box 5b, Folder 4Donald and Mary Hyde, 1951
Box 5b, Folder 5A. E. Metzdorf, 1951
Box 5b, Folder 6William and Ruth Metzdorf, 1951
Box 6, Folder 1-41952
Box 6, Folder 5Arthur A. and Betty Houghton, 1952
Box 6, Folder 6Donald and Mary Hyde, 1952
Box 6, Folder 7A. E. Metzdorf, 1952
Box 6, Folder 8William and Ruth Metzdorf, 1952
Box 6, Folder 9-10Lorna Slocombe, 1952
Box 6, Folder 11-151953
Box 6, Folder 16Arthur A. and Betty Houghton, 1953
Box 6, Folder 17Donald and Mary Hyde, 1953
Box 6, Folder 18A. E. Metzdorf, 1953
Box 6, Folder 19-20Lorna Slocombe, 1953
Box 6, Folder 21-251954
Box 7, Folder 1Arthur A. and Betty Houghton, 1954
Box 7, Folder 2Donald and Mary Hyde, 1954
Box 7, Folder 3A. E. Metzdorf, 1954
Box 7, Folder 4Lorna Slocombe, 1954
Box 7, Folder 5-91955
Box 7, Folder 10Arthur A. and Betty Houghton, 1955
Box 7, Folder 11Donald and Mary Hyde, 1955
Box 7, Folder 12A. E. Metzdorf, 1955
Box 7, Folder 13Daniel Metzdorf, 1955
Box 7, Folder 14-15Lorna Slocombe, 1952-1955
Box 7, Folder 16-201956
Box 7, Folder 21Donald and Mary Hyde, 1956
Box 7, Folder 22Daniel Metzdorf, 1956
Box 7, Folder 23Lorna Slocombe, 1956
Box 7, Folder 24-261957
Box 7, Folder 27Donald and Mary Hyde, 1957
Box 7, Folder 28Daniel Metzdorf, 1957-1958
Box 7, Folder 29-321958
Box 7, Folder 33Hyde, 1958
Box 7, Folder 34-361959
Box 7, Folder 37Hyde, 1959
Box 8, Folder 1-91960
Box 8, Folder 10-201961
Box 8, Folder 21-251962
Box 8, Folder 26-291963
Box 8, Folder 30-32January - July 1964
Box 8, Folder 33Resignation from Parke-Bernet, 1964
Box 8, Folder 34Press announcements re: sale of Parke-Bernet to Sotheby's, July 1964
Box 8, Folder 35August - December 1964
Box 8, Folder 36Hyde, 1960-1964
Box 8, Folder 37-381965
Box 8, Folder 391965-1969
Box 8a, Folder 1Hyde, 1965-1966
Box 8a, Folder 2Daniel Metzdorf, 1965-1967
Box 8a, Folder 31966
Box 8a, Folder 4-51967
Box 8a, Folder 6Hyde, 1967-1968
Box 8a, Folder 7-81968
Box 8a, Folder 91969
Box 8a, Folder 10Hyde, 1969-1971
Box 8a, Folder 111970
Box 8a, Folder 12Houghton, 1970-1974
Box 8a, Folder 131971
Box 8a, Folder 141973
Box 8a, Folder 151974
Box of postcards
Series III: College and professional writing, and teaching notes, 1930s-1970s
Box 9, Folder 1Poetry, 1930s
Box 9, Folder 2Poetry, undated
Box 9, Folder 3Miscellaneous writing, 1930s
Box 9, Folder 4University of Rochester ephemera containing RFM writing, 1930s
Box 9, Folder 5Union Then, 1930
Box 9, Folder 6Draft for speech to be given at the opening of the University of Rochester's River Campus College for Men, 1930
Box 9, Folder 7Songs of Bawdry, 1933
Box 9, Folder 8Drama quiz, English 62 midterm, University of Rochester, March 1933
Box 9, Folder 9Typescript of letter to the Saturday Review of Literature, circa 1934
Box 9, Folder 10Trouble in Roslind Street, circa 1934
Box 9, Folder 11Draft of Chapter House Library, circa 1935
Box 9, Folder 12Correspondence, notes and drafts for Phi Beta Kappa and Theta Chi, 1937-
Box 9, Folder 13Notes on Johnson's Plan of a Dictionary, 1938
Box 9, Folder 14Suggested libretto for an American opera, circa 1930s
Box 9, Folder 15No Arrangements for Maurice, circa 1930s
Box 9, Folder 16This Commencement Racket, circa 1930s
Box 9, Folder 17Extracts from A Liberal Education and Where to Find It, circa 1930s
Box 9, Folder 18Representation Without Taxation, circa 1930s
Box 9, Folder 19Anglo-Saxon Literature: Its History and Its Development, 1931
Box 9, Folder 20Few Minutes with Gert and Maisie
Box 9, Folder 21Ecce Superhomo!, 1940
Box 9, Folder 22Hawthorne's suit against Ripley and Dana, 1940
Box 9, Folder 23Some Thoughts on National Defense and the Girdle Industry, May 1941
Box 9, Folder 24Edmund Burke and Mrs. Lindbergh, 1941
Box 9, Folder 25Talk on University of Rochester's Treasure Room for its staff, Fall 1941
Box 9, Folder 26Professor Erdman and American College Fraternities, 1942
Box 9, Folder 27How to Live in a Dormitory, 1942
Box 9, Folder 28Lecture notes, exams, class lists, etc. English 2-B, taught at the University of Rochester, 1948
Box 9, Folder 29Good Intentions, October 1948
Box 9, Folder 30In Memory of Charles Hoeing, 1948
Box 9, Folder 31Bookplates of the University of Rochester, 1949
Box 9, Folder 32RFM's journal, Harvard University, March 12 - June 7, 1949
Box 9, Folder 33Report to Sub-Committee on Rare Book Collections, University of Rochester, January 1949
Box 9, Folder 34Lecture notes, exams, class lists, etc. English 181hf, taught at Harvard University, 1950-1951
Box 9, Folder 35"What Samuel Johnson Means to Me," speech at Grolier Club, September 1950
Box 9, Folder 36Academic Nomenclature at Harvard, circa 1950
Box 9, Folder 37Poetry, circa 1950s
Box 9, Folder 38Journal of Louisa, circa 1951
Box 9, Folder 39Campus Living at the University of Rochester, 1952
Box 9, Folder 40Thackeray and Johnson, 1952
Box 9, Folder 41Re: inter-library cooperation, 1952
Box 9, Folder 42Samuel Johnson in Brunswick, 1952
Box 9, Folder 43First American Rasselas, July 1953
Box 9, Folder 44New Sonnet by Rossetti, 1953
Box 9, Folder 45How to Collect Books on a Shoe-String
Box 9, Folder 46Publishing history of Dana's Two Years Before the Mast, 1953
Box 9, Folder 47Dana: An Autobiographical Sketch, 1953
Box 9, Folder 48Lecture on John Buchan, Harvard University, 1953
Box 9, Folder 48Notes for cataloguing at Yale University, 1953
Box 9, Folder 50What Should I do with My Collection?, May 1953
Box 9, Folder 51Manuscripts at Yale, 1954
Box 9, Folder 52New Development in Publishing, 1954
Box 9, Folder 54Radio address, March 1954
Box 9, Folder 54Morgan Library exhibition of Children's Literature, 1954
Box 9, Folder 55Parrish and Thackeray, November 1955
Box 9, Folder 56RFM's biographical sketch of R. B. Adam
Box 9, Folder 57Review of Gordon Ray's Thackeray's Contributions to the Morning Chronicle, 1955
Box 9, Folder 58Yale staff news, with report on the Lewis Clark case, January 1956
Box 9, Folder 59Annual reports by Yale curator of manuscripts, 1957-1958 1960-1961
Box 9, Folder 60Manuscripts in a university library, West Haven Public Library, March 19, 1958
Box 9, Folder 61Speech, Phi Beta Kappa, University of Rochester, June 1958
Box 9, Folder 62Grand Cairo and Philadelphia, 1959
Box 9, Folder 63Auchinleck House and James Boswell, December 1959
Box 9, Folder 64Miscellaneous speeches for the Johnsonians
Box 9, Folder 65"Victorian Book Decoration," lecture at Yale, May 2, 1960
Box 9, Folder 66Speech, Yale's Davenport College Senior Fellows Dinner, May 1960
Box 9, Folder 67Speech (?) re: Pequot Library, 1960
Box 9, Folder 68Department notes on the Beinecke library building, 1960
Box 9, Folder 69RFM's broadside for Christmas, 1964
Box 9, Folder 70Where is the Art Capitol of the World?, 1964
Box 9, Folder 71Article on Johnson for the Hyde Library, 1966
Box 9, Folder 72Some of the Problems of Fair Market Value, 1966-1968
Box 9, Folder 73Speech/paper for Society of American Archivists, 1967
Box 9, Folder 74M'Nicol and Macpherson, for Grolier Club's Hyde volume, 1968
Box 9, Folder 75"A Compass for the Helmsman," speech, Phi Beta Kappa, University of Rochester, May 1968
Box 9, Folder 76Panel speech of appraisal, October 1969
Box 9, Folder 77Appraising Literary Property, circa 1970s
Box 9, Folder 78Correspondence, notes, etc. for Victoriana exhibit at the Grolier Club, 1970
Box 9, Folder 79Correspondence, notes, etc. for Victoriana exhibits, 1970s
Box 9, Folder 80Academia, Madison Avenue and Phi Beta Kappa, University of Rochester, June 1972
Box 9, Folder 86Review of "William Beckford of Fonthill"by Howard Gotlieb, 1962
Series IV: Writing, 1929-1954
Box 10, Folder 1Limericks
Box 10, Folder 2"Limericks - Old and New" [mimeographs], 1943, 1948
Box 10, Folder 3"Engineering as an Extra-Curricular Activity," undated speech
Box 10, Folder 4"The Limerick as a Fine Art Form," undated speech, circa 1951
Box 10, Folder 5-6Assorted erotic writing, authors unknown
Box 10, Folder 7"The Illigitimates" [sic]
Box 10, Folder 8"The Limerick: A Collection of Sociological Verse", 1951
Box 10, Volume 1Miscellaneous Papers, Vol. I, 1929-1935
A bound volume containing papers by Robert F. Metzdorf, including:

"Some Observations on the Life and Literary Character of Thomas Percy," 1933

"More's 'Utopia' and the Modern Temper," 1933

"Chaucer's 'Toilus and Criseyde' and Shakespeare's Treatment of the Same Theme," 1935

"Considerations on Chaucer's 'Prioresses Tale,'" [sic] 1934

"Two Shakespeare Papers---

"Romeo and Juliet,"

"Falstaff as a Comic Character," 1932-33

"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



Included in the back is an annotated printout of "Union Then," 11/24/49, with a note to "Bill" for review.

Box 10, Volume 2Miscellaneous Papers, Vol. II, 1934-1937
A bound volume containing papers by Robert F. Metzdorf, including:

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."

"Some Thoughts on Henry Fielding and Amelia: with Digressions Regarding Doubtful Points in Fielding Research and Criticism," 1934-1935

"'The Candle of the Lord'--A Study of the Cambridge Platonists," 1937

"The Contributions to Science of Sir Isaac Newton," 1937

"There are Ladies Present. A Study of English Words No Longer Used in Polite Company," 1937

Box 10, Volume 3"Character Types in the Works of William Makepeace Thackeray with a Chronological Bibliography of Thackeray's Writings (published in his lifetime)," BA thesis, April 25, 1933
"Presented for the Degree of Bachelor of Arts with Distinction, to the Department of English with the University of Rochester." Note - "Hull Prize Essay, 1933."

Box 10, Volume 4"Observations on Certain Letters in the Autograph Collection of the University of Rochester," MA thesis, May 17, 1935
Box 10, Volume 5"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
Box 10, Volume 7"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."
Box 10, Volume 8Record of the Fellows of Davenport College, Vol. III, 1954
Contains biographic sketches of the fellows, with brief resume and publication details. The entry for RFM is annotated with updates through 1959.

Series V: Appraisal materials
Box 11Abend - Bowdoin
Box 12Bowdoin - Columbia
Box 13Compton - Fordham
Box 14Franken - Internal Revenue Service
Box 15Internal Revenue Service - Morgan
Box 16Morgan - Rosen
Box 17Rosen - Vassar
Box 18University of Virginia - Yellin
Box 19Adams - Hyde
Box 20Adler - "B"
Box 21McAvoy - Parke-Bernet
Box 22Mabin - Weybright
Box 23Penn State - Z / Misc
Box 24Sadik - State / A.I.P. - Library of Congress


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