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   Coleman O. Parsons Papers, 1716-1981

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Preferred Citation

Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Colman Parsons Papers; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.

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Summary Information

At a Glance

Bib ID:4078544 View CLIO record
Creator(s):Parsons, Coleman O., 1905-
Title:Coleman O. Parsons Papers, 1716-1981
Physical description:3 linear ft., (ca.1,600 items, 7 boxes)
Language(s):In English
Access: The following boxes are located off-site: 3-7. You will need to request this material from the Rare Book and Manuscript Library at least twenty-four (24) hours in advance to use the collection in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room. This collection has no restrictions.  More information »

Arrangement

Arrangement

This collection is arranged into 6 series:

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Description

Scope and Content

Letters, manuscripts, notes, memorabilia, photographs, and printed material. Cataloged letters from George Colman the Elder, English dramatist; Lord Jeffrey, Scottish judge and critic; Andrew Lang, Scottish author; Robert Montgomery, English poet; Richard Parsons Rosse,1st Earl of Rosse; George Thomson, friend of Robert Burns and music editor; Bernard De Voto, critic, and S.R. Crockett, Scottish author. Cataloged manuscripts by Thomas Campbell, Scottish poet, James Montgomery, and E.I. Powell. Cataloged diaries of June and Coleman O. Parsons of their trip around the world in 1936-37. There are also ca.700 pages of notes by Coleman O. Parsons on various Scottish authors(including Sir Walter Scott), Scottish folk-lore and history, and Scottish poetry. Most of the notes concern his research on Francis Colman, George Colman the Elder, and George Colman the Younger. In addition there is the mss. for his book "Studies in Eccentricity"; the mss. of an 18th century Scottish ghost story entitled "A Cool Dialogue between the Living and the Dead" and notes and essays on Mark Twain, as well as a poetry album kept by Elizabeth Saynor Marshall and photographs of Parsons in South Africa.

Series I: Cataloged Correspondence

Series II: Cataloged Manuscripts

Series III: Cataloged Objects

Series IV: Arranged Correspondence

Series V: Arranged Manuscripts

Series VI: Printed Materials

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Using the Collection

Partially Offsite

Access Restrictions

 The following boxes are located off-site: 3-7. You will need to request this material from the Rare Book and Manuscript Library at least twenty-four (24) hours in advance to use the collection in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room.

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This collection has no restrictions.

Restrictions on Use

Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. Permission to publish material from the collection must be requested from the Curator of Manuscripts/University Archivist, Rare Book and Manuscript Library (RBML). The RBML approves permission to publish that which it physically owns; the responsibility to secure copyright permission rests with the patron.

Preferred Citation

Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Colman Parsons Papers; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.

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About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries. Rare Book and Manuscript Library; machine readable finding aid created by Columbia University Libraries Digital Library Program Division

Processing Information

Processed 06/20/1988

Album of E.S. Marshall Processed 07/08/1997 HR

Machine readable finding aid generated from MARC-AMC source via XSLT conversion June 26, 2009 Finding aid written in English.
    2010-02-18 Legacy finding aid created from Pro Cite.

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Subject Headings

The subject headings listed below are found in this collection. Links below allow searches at Columbia University through the Archival Collections Portal and through CLIO, the catalog for Columbia University Libraries, as well as ArchiveGRID, a catalog that allows users to search the holdings of multiple research libraries and archives.

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Genre/Form

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CUL Collections:
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Nat'l / Int'l Archives:
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Albums.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Diaries.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Poems.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID

Subjects

HeadingCUL Archives:
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CUL Collections:
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Nat'l / Int'l Archives:
ArchiveGRID
Book collectors.--United States--20th century.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
College teachers.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Crockett, S. R. (Samuel Rutherford), 1860-1914.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Eccentrics and eccentricities.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Ghost stories, Scottish--18th century.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Lake District (England)--Description and travel.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Marshall, Elizabeth Saynor.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Poets.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Scotland--Description and travel.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Scott, Walter, Sir, 1771-1832.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Scottish literature.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Twain, Mark, 1835-1910.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID

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History / Biographical Note

Biographical Note

Coleman O. Parsons, 1905- . (Columbia A.B., 1928). Professor of English, City University of New York; book collector.

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