literary manuscripts

Boston — A rare handwritten letter by Edgar Allan Poe sold for $125,125, according to Boston-based RR Auction.

The one-page document signed "Edgar A. Poe," dated August 31, 1847. Poe's final letter to the Philadelphia lawyer and playwright Robert Taylor Conrad, editor of Graham's Magazine. In full: "It is now a month since I wrote you about the two articles I left with you—but

marion-crawford_0.jpgSan Marino, CA —The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and

proust-2.jpgParis--It is always a remarkable event when the archives of the great writer appear on

butler_working-draft.jpgSAN MARINO, Calif.—A new exhibition opening this

New York, NY, September 9, 2014—The Morgan is home to some of the world's greatest collections of medieval manuscripts, printed books and bindings, literary manuscripts, private letters and correspondence, and original music. Treasures from the Vault, an ongoing exhibition series, features works drawn from these diverse collections in the sumptuous setting of Pierpont Morgan's 1906
I had the good fortune to see Terror of the Soul, the new Edgar Allan Poe exhibit at the Morgan Library & Museum, last week. The array of books, artifacts, images, and manuscripts is nothing short of stunning. When else will you see three copies of the first edition of Tamerlane, when only twelve are known

AUSTIN, Texas — The Harry Ransom Center, a humanities research library and museum at The University of Texas at Austin, has acquired the archive of acclaimed novelist, poet and essayist Julia Alvarez (b. 1950).

Alvarez’s extensive archive consists of manuscripts, correspondence, journals and professional files. The manuscripts span her writing career and include fiction,

28 March 2013 — Sotheby’s is pleased to offer the largest and most important group of William Faulkner material ever to appear at auction on 11 June 2013. Estimated to fetch over $2 million, Property from the Descendants of William Faulkner contains a highly personal selection of letters, manuscript drafts, and drawings, providing a remarkable window into key moments of the celebrated author’s

New York, NY, January 14, 2013The Morgan Library & Museum is home to some of the world’s greatest collections of medieval manuscripts, printed books, literary manuscripts, private letters and correspondence, and original music. Now, visitors have the opportunity to view a changing selection of works drawn from these collections
It's no secret that Edgar Allan Poe had a murky romantic life. Anyone who has taken American Lit 101 knows that he married his 13-year-old cousin, Virginia Clemm. But she wasn't his first love or his last. Elmira Royster Sheldon holds both honors, and it was to this lady that the engagement ring engraved "Edgar" belonged. Elmira and Edgar were childhood sweethearts, but when he left for the