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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, "Joseph Conrad Collection", https://doi.org/10.18738/T8/VXATC2, Texas Data Repository Dataverse, V2
Joseph Conrad was born to Polish parents in 1857 in Berdychiv, which is part of modern Ukraine. As a young man he spent 19 years as a merchant marine sailing on French and British ships. His years at sea and the various persons he encountered served as inspiration for events and...
Feb 13, 2018
Ballou, Jullianne, 2018, "Julia Ward Howe", https://doi.org/10.18738/T8/XALAED, Texas Data Repository Dataverse, V2
Julia Ward Howe was a musician, a celebrated abolitionist, and a women's rights advocate. She was a member of the Woman Suffrage Association, organized the Woman's Peace Congress in London in 1871, and was eventually elected President of the Association of the Advancement of Wome...
Feb 13, 2018
Ballou, Jullianne, 2018, "Katherine Mansfield Collection", https://doi.org/10.18738/T8/WVJ33R, Texas Data Repository Dataverse, V2
The Katherine Mansfield collection contains materials from the New Zealand-born English writer, including manuscripts of her earliest work published under the name Kathleen Beauchamp and excerpts from her journals. Also present are her letters to Ottoline Morrell, John Middleton...
Feb 13, 2018
Ballou, Jullianne, 2018, "L. Frank Baum Collection", https://doi.org/10.18738/T8/N6XE5X, Texas Data Repository Dataverse, V2
The L. Frank Baum collection includes two manuscripts by the American children's book author, who is best known for writing The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (1900). The manuscripts represent The Magic of Oz (published posthumously in 1919) and The Tin Woodman of Oz (1918). The Magic of...
Feb 13, 2018
Ballou, Jullianne, 2018, "Mary Elizabeth Braddon", https://doi.org/10.18738/T8/P66RQH, Texas Data Repository Dataverse, V2
Mary Elizabeth Braddon was a prolific English writer of popular fiction in the Victorian period. Her best-known work is Lady Audley's Secret, published in 1862. The Mary Elizabeth Braddon collection is drawn from a portion of the Robert Lee Wolff collection of nineteenth-century...
Feb 13, 2018
Ballou, Jullianne, 2018, "O. Henry Collection", https://doi.org/10.18738/T8/RVDCIW, Texas Data Repository Dataverse, V2
O. Henry, whose real name was William Sydney Porter, was an American author of short stories. His works are remembered for their wit and wordplay, and often feature surprise endings, as seen in his Christmas story, "The Gift of the Magi." O. Henry was born in North Carolina in 18...
Feb 13, 2018
Ballou, Jullianne, 2018, "Oscar Wilde Collection", https://doi.org/10.18738/T8/EA4GZC, Texas Data Repository Dataverse, V2
The Oscar Wilde collection includes manuscripts and letters written by the Irish poet and playwright. Series I. is composed of five major works by Oscar Wilde. The Importance of Being Earnest, Lady Windermere's Fan, and A Woman of No Importance are present as complete typescripts...
Feb 13, 2018
Ballou, Jullianne, 2018, "Robert Louis Stevenson Collection", https://doi.org/10.18738/T8/CKRKJJ, Texas Data Repository Dataverse, V2
The Robert Louis Stevenson collection includes manuscripts and letters written by the Scottish novelist, as well as letters and manuscripts about him by others. Correspondents include Stevenson's wife, mother, and cousin, as well as writers Edmund Gosse and H. Rider Haggard. Also...
Feb 13, 2018
Ballou, Jullianne, 2018, "Sara Teasdale Collection", https://doi.org/10.18738/T8/CRIWDF, Texas Data Repository Dataverse, V2
Sara Teasdale was an American poet born in 1884. Over the years, she ran with several literary and poetry circles, even starting a literary magazine with one group called The Potter's Wheel. Through these circles, she met Vachel Lindsay, with whom she had a relationship and a lat...
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...
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