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The Ransom Center is an internationally renowned humanities research library and museum at The University of Texas at Austin. Its extensive collections provide unique insight into the creative process of writers and artists, deepening our understanding and appreciation of literature, photography, film, art, and the performing arts. Visitors engage with the Center's collections through research and study, exhibitions, publications, and a rich variety of program offerings including readings, talks, symposia, and film screenings.
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Feb 13, 2018
Ballou, Jullianne, 2018, "Zane Grey Collection", https://doi.org/10.18738/T8/QKPPM1, Texas Data Repository Dataverse, V2
Zane Grey was an American author of popular Western adventure stories and novels. Many of his works were adapted for radio, film, or television, including his novel Riders of the Purple Sage (1912) and The Lone Star Ranger (1915), which inspired the television series The Lone Ran...
Feb 13, 2018
Ballou, Jullianne, 2018, "William Wordsworth Collection", https://doi.org/10.18738/T8/MBRE4N, Texas Data Repository Dataverse, V2
The William Wordsworth collection contains manuscripts and letters by the English Romantic poet. Correspondents include John Gardner, Richard Parkinson, Edward Quillinan, Richard Sharpe, and Mrs. Wordsworth.
Feb 13, 2018
Ballou, Jullianne, 2018, "William Makepeace Thackeray", https://doi.org/10.18738/T8/8KJA6T, Texas Data Repository Dataverse, V2
Nineteenth-century author William Makepeace Thackeray is best known for his novel Vanity Fair, a portrait of English society. In addition to his talent in writing satire, he was also a skilled artist, producing many sketches and drawings that illustrate his life in Victorian Engl...
Feb 13, 2018
Ballou, Jullianne, 2018, "Washington Irving Collection", https://doi.org/10.18738/T8/YGGQ10, Texas Data Repository Dataverse, V2
Washington Irving was an American author and diplomat born in 1783. He is considered to be the first international best seller and was a frequent traveler abroad. It was during these travels that he became the secretary to the American Legion in London and eventually the U.S. Min...
Feb 13, 2018
Ballou, Jullianne, 2018, "Violet Hunt Collection", https://doi.org/10.18738/T8/OXVTA5, Texas Data Repository Dataverse, V2
Violet Hunt was a British novelist, biographer, and literary hostess born in 1862 to novelist Margaret Hunt and painter Alfred Hunt. She was a part of the pre-Raphaelite social circle that included Oscar Wilde, Radclyffe Hall, and Ford Madox Brown with whom she lived for 10 years...
Feb 13, 2018
Ballou, Jullianne, 2018, "Vachel Lindsay Collection", https://doi.org/10.18738/T8/7YRHOS, Texas Data Repository Dataverse, V2
American poet Vachel Lindsay sought to amplify the musical quality of poetry. He is remembered as one of the founders of modern singing poetry, a style in which verses are meant to be sung or chanted. Lindsay was friends with poets Langston Hughes and Sara Teasdale, and was also...
Feb 13, 2018
Ballou, Jullianne, 2018, "Thomas Moore Collection", https://doi.org/10.18738/T8/3TTOWS, Texas Data Repository Dataverse, V2
Thomas Moore was an Irish poet, singer, composer, satirist, and one of the first champions of freedom for Ireland. With George Gordon, Lord Byron, and Sir Walter Scott, he embodied British Romanticism not only for the British and the Irish but also for Americans and Europeans. He...
Feb 13, 2018
Ballou, Jullianne, 2018, "Thomas Hardy Collection", https://doi.org/10.18738/T8/4Z1GAK, Texas Data Repository Dataverse, V2
English novelist and poet Thomas Hardy was born in 1840 in Higher Bockhampton, Dorset, England to stonemason Thomas Hardy and his wife Jemima. He was taught at home by his mother and at the local school until he was sent to Dorchester in 1850, where he spent six years learning La...
Feb 12, 2018
Ballou, Jullianne, 2018, "Thomas Hardy Collection", https://doi.org/10.18738/T8/AMBBEZ, Texas Data Repository Dataverse, V2
English novelist and poet Thomas Hardy was born in 1840 in Higher Bockhampton, Dorset, England to stonemason Thomas Hardy and his wife Jemima. He was taught at home by his mother and at the local school until he was sent to Dorchester in 1850, where he spent six years learning La...
Feb 13, 2018
Ballou, Jullianne, 2018, "Sir Walter Scott Collection", https://doi.org/10.18738/T8/H77VLX, Texas Data Repository Dataverse, V2
The Sir Walter Scott collection includes manuscripts and letters written by the Scottish novelist, playwright, and poet, as well as a number of family letters written or received during and after Scott's final illness.
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