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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, "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, "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, "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, "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, "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, "Robert Burns Collection", https://doi.org/10.18738/T8/BS0G9T, Texas Data Repository Dataverse, V2
The Robert Burns collection includes five manuscripts and three letters written by the Scottish poet. Correspondents include Allan Cunningham, Robert Muir, and an unidentified recipient. Also present are an autograph of Burns' brother Gerald Burns and a manuscript containing an a...
Feb 13, 2018
Ballou, Jullianne, 2018, "Charles Brockden Brown Collection", https://doi.org/10.18738/T8/HJYOT5, Texas Data Repository Dataverse, V2
The Charles Brockden Brown collection includes manuscript prose and poetry pieces, mathematical calculations, and notes and architectural drawings by the American novelist, historian, and editor Charles Brockden Brown, and also some of his correspondence, most notably thirty-seve...
Feb 13, 2018
Ballou, Jullianne, 2018, "John Keats Collection", https://doi.org/10.18738/T8/BXB2BI, Texas Data Repository Dataverse, V2
The John Keats collection includes manuscripts and letters by the English Romantic poet. Present are fragments of poems "Isabella" and "Lamia," as well as a manuscript of his verse tragedy "Otho the Great." Two letters by Keats are included, written to his sister-in-law, Georgina...
Feb 13, 2018
Ballou, Jullianne, 2018, "Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Collection", https://doi.org/10.18738/T8/BBC71O, Texas Data Repository Dataverse, V2
The Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Collection includes manuscripts and letters written by the American poet and educator. Among his manuscripts are notes for The song of Hiawatha. Correspondents include Alfred Domett, James R. Osgood, William Wetmore Story, Harriet Ware, and others.
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