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Box 1


Contains 15 Collections and/or Records:

24. Eight unpublished plays and short stories

 Item — Box: 1, Folder: 10 - 14
Scope and Contents Eight unpublished plays and short stories by Edwin Emerson:1. The Way of the Transgressor, Dramatized in One Act from one of Chekhov's Tales, by Edwin Emerson. Typewritten, 14 pages, with underlinings by Emerson in red pencil.2. The Man Who Went Before, by Edwin Emerson. Typewritten, two copies, the original and a carbon copy, 46 pages, corrections and changes in ink by Emerson in both copies.3. For the Good of the Cause, by Edwin Emerson. Typewritten, two...

25. Honoris Causa

 Item — Box: 1, Folder: 15
Scope and Contents Honoris Causa, by Edwin Emerson. Typewritten, pages numbered 63 - 78, a couple of changes in ink by Emerson. Pasted on the title page is note in ink by Emerson reading "This is a fragment from a 10,000 word rather long romantic tale, laid in the region of the Rio Dulce in Guatemala. E. E." The text appears to be a portion of Section XIV and Sections XV, XVI, XVII, XVIII, and XIX.

26. Who Got There First? Regulars or Rough Riders on San Juan Hill?

 Item — Box: 1, Folder: 16
Scope and Contents Who Got There First? Regulars of Rough Riders on San Juan Hill?, answered by Edwin Emerson. Pamphlet printed 1948 with imprint of Roosevelt Rough Riders Association, whittier, California, 12 pages, pages 3 - 12 in double column, tan wrapper stapled, no title page, title, etc. on front cover where Troop K is shown as Trop K. Pencil correction by Emerson of typographical error, p. 8. This pamphlet, on a very controversial subject, was distributed with the "Compliments of Col. Emerson", and is now...

27. Glimpses of Some Contemporaries

 Item — Box: 1, Folder: 21
Scope and Contents Glimpses of Some Contemporaries, by Edwin Emerson. Negative photostats of articles by Emerson under the general heading; Glimpses of Some Contemporaries. 1. Vox populi, Washington Journal, 22 January 1943, four columns, one sheet, 14 x 21 inches: describes a brief meeting in the Munich railway station, witnessed by Emerson as a school boy, of the old German Emporer William, Prince Bismarck, and Count von Moltke with King Ludwig II of Bavaria. This was Ludwig's last public...

28. Fidelio

 Item — Box: 1, Folder: 9
Scope and Contents Fidelio, a scenario script by Edwin Emerson, with item 7.

29. Two maps

 Item — Box: 1, Folder: 20
Scope and Contents Two maps made and used by Edwin Emerson during Russo-Japanese War. Both are on paper measuring 20x24 inches, and are slightly different. Pasted on at the top of one is the caption written by Emerson: "The First Year of the War in Manchuria. From the Japanese Landing in Korea until the Fall of Mukden. Drawn by Col. Emerson from Data furnished by Japanese General Staff." On the other map the pasted on caption by Emerson reads: "The First Year of the War in Manchuria. From the Japanese Landing in...

31. Important Lessons of the Maneuvers

 Item — Box: 1, Folder: 16
Scope and Contents Important Lessons of the Maneuvers, by Edwin Emerson. Printed text, 5 pages, occupying pages 312-316, extracted from The National Guard Magazine, Vol. 4, No. 4, October 1909. Emerson's critique of the maneuvers held in Massachusetts, August 1909: "Those poor Russians in Manchuria, for whom we felt such scathing contempt during the war with Japan, did the job a hundred times better."

33. Photographs of Edwin Emerson

 Item — Box: 1, Folder: 22
Scope and Contents Thirty-nine photographs (a few duplicates) of Edwin Emerson, at various places and various times of his varied career: Port Arthur, Mukden, Manchuria, Key West, Costa Rica, Santa Cruz, Virgin Islands, Germany, Tehuantepec, Jalisco, Mexico, Southport, Washington, Southampton, Tampa, etc. The photographs are of various sizes and good quality, and on the back of each is a note of identification, date, and place by Emerson. Contained in a wallet envelope with notations by Emerson.

34. Correspondence

 Item — Box: 1, Folder: 23 - 24
Scope and Contents Twenty-eight letters and postcards, hand- and typewritten from Edwin Emerson to Ames W. Williams, 20 February 1946 - 8 July 1952. (See especially Emerson's letter, 5 August 1948, with which he sent a carbon copy of his typescript of Who Got There First? with copious corrections and changes written by Emerson - item 26; also the one dated 15 November 1947, about Stephen Carne in Havana); manuscript list by Emerson in pencil and ink of title of lantern slides of pictures of the Spanish-American...

1. Dream Tales

 Item — Box: 1, Folder: 1 - 2
Scope and Contents Dream Tales, by Edwin emerson. Typewritten, 366 pages, 8 1/2 x 11 inch paper. With pencil changes and corrections by Emerson. See item 2.

2. Dream Tales

 Item — Box: 1, Folder: 3 - 7
Scope and Contents Dream Tales, by Edwin Emerson. Original manuscript, in Emerson's handwriting, with corrections and changes throughout. Written in pencil in five thick books on Chinese paper. Pages not counted. Emerson's signature and addresses in blue pencil in each of the latter four volumes. With descriptive note by Emerson describing this manuscript. See item 1, also last part of item 34.

3. When Bugles Blew

 File — Multiple Containers
Scope and Contents When Bugles Blew, by Ferdinand Debonnaire, a Soldier of Napoleon, translated by Niw de Noreme (Edwin Emerson). Two parts, typewritten, with corrections throughout by Emerson in ink and pencil. Total of 824 plus pages on regular 8 1/2 x 11 inch paper. First translation of this work into English. See item 10.

5. My Ghostly Diary

 Item — Box: 1, Folder: 8
Scope and Contents My Ghostly Diary, by Edwin Emerson. Manuscript by Emerson in pencil, 25 pages, legal size paper. Begins: "During my senior year at Harvard College (1890-91)..." With autograph letter unsigned by Emerson to Ames W. Williams, August 1948, autobiographical in nature, in pencil, on same kind of paper.

7. Fidelio. The Romance of a Wife's Brave Love

 Item — Box: 1, Folder: 9
Scope and Contents Fidelio. The Romance of a Wife's Brave Love. From an Old Spanish Story by De Bouilly, newly dramatized by Edwin Emerson. Music by Beethoven. A scenario script for motion picture, typewritten, 59 pages, legal size paper, with various corrections and changes by Emerson in pencil. A romantic play based on a historical background of Renaissance Spain. Bound in heavy limp paper covers with label in Emerson's handwriting. Signed by Emerson with address inside front cover. Another copy (originally...

9. On Both Sides of a War

 Item — Box: 1, Folder: 17 - 19
Scope and Contents On Both Sides of a War. The Personal Adventures of a War Correspondent in the Russian-Japanese War, by Edwin Emerson. Positive photostatic copy of a series of articles, total of 143 pages, published in the periodical Army and Navy Life, no dated indicated (1908). One pencil correction by Emerson noted. Negative photostatic copy included. See item 29.