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Finding Aid to the Sidney Coe Howard Papers: additions, 1903-1939
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Letters and telegrams by Howard. 1903-1939

Physical Description: Boxes 1-3

Content/Description

Written primarily to his mother, Helen C. Howard, and to his sister, Jean H. McDuffie, with some, also, to other members of his family, to his first wife, Clare Eames, and to his second, Leopoldine Damrosch (Polly). There are occasional transcripts of letters to others, also. The file includes many letters written to his family when he was staying at a sanitarium in Europe for health reasons in 1910, and during World War I, 1916-1918, when he served in the Ambulance Service prior to America's entry into the War and with the Air Force Squadron thereafter.
Many of the letters were undated. Some dates were added by family members; others, in brackets, were provided by the cataloger. Letters are arranged chronologically, with letters, still undated, at the end.
box 1

Letters and telegrams. 1903 -August 1918

box 2

Letters and telegrams. Sept. 1918 -1928

box 3

Letters and telegrams. 1929 -1939, , , undated

 

Letters written to Howard.

Physical Description: Boxes 4-7

Content/Description

Primarily from his mother and from his sister, Jean H. McDuffie, with some, also, from his first wife, Clare Eames, and from friends and associates. Arranged alphabetically. The more important correspondents are listed in the index which follows the Key to Arrangement. Unlisted letters are at the beginning of the file in Box 4. Miscellaneous letters from friends, written to him while he was in France during World War I, have been kept together in a folder in Box 7.
box 4

Unlisted letters (one folder).

box 4

A - Howard, Helen. (1915-1917)

box 5

Howard, Helen (1918-1934) - McDuffie, Duncan (1917-[1936]).

box 6

McDuffie, Jean. (1915-1935)

box 7

McDuffie, Jean (1936-1938) - Z.

box 7

Letters from friends written while Howard was in France. 1917-1918

box 7

Unidentified correspondents.

 

Mrs. Howard's correspondence files.

Physical Description: Boxes 8-10

Content/Description

Most of the correspondence dates from Howard's death on Aug. 23, 1939, and includes letters and telegrams of condolence, many of them from prominent people in the theater; her letters to many of Howard's correspondents requesting copies of his letters, and the replies she received, 1941-1942; and correspondence relating to production of his last play. Letters from prominent people, and from Howard's family, are arranged alphabetically, with copies of Mrs. Howard's letters interfiled, and are listed in the index.
box 8

A - H.

box 9

J - Z.

box 9

Unlisted letters re: requests for Howard's letters, together with list of correspondents contacted (one folder).

box 9

Unlisted letters and telegrams re: Madam, Will You Walk (one folder).

box 10

Unlisted letters and telegrams of condolence (6 folders).

 

Diaries.

Physical Description: Carton 1
carton 1

"Journal of Travels through Europe of Sidney Howard by Himself". 1906

carton 1

First few pages describe the earthquake; remainder of volume covers travels in Europe. 1906, , , 1910

carton 1

Scattered entries; typed transcript also included. 1931

carton 1

Scattered entries; typed transcript also included. 1935

carton 1

Scattered entries; typed transcript also included. 1936

carton 1

Scattered entries; typed transcript also included. 1937

carton 1

Scattered entries; typed transcript also included. 1938

carton 1

2 volumes, each with scattered entries. 1939

carton 1

Expense book - notation of minor expenses. 1936

carton 1

Expense book - notation of minor expenses. 1937

carton 1

Address book - pages from loose leaf notebook.

carton 1

Program for Junior Farce, UC Berkeley. - "Jeanett's Way," by Howard and Frederick S. Faust. 1915

carton 1

Personalia - University of California registration cards, passports, car registration certificate, etc.

carton 1

Papers relating to his service World War I.

carton 1

Issue of Asides containing biographical sketch and bibliography. 1941

carton 2

Manuscript of unpublished novel - original title "Godhead;" changed to "Jacob Ely: The Record of an Education".

Content/Description

Draft pages (holograph and typescript) and incomplete typescript (11 folders)
carton 2

Research material for "Jacob Ely".

carton 2

Manuscript of a few poems.

carton 2

Fragments of manuscript.

carton 2

2 notebooks - [Howard's notes for "Jacob Ely"]? (2 folders).

carton 2

Miscellaneous notes in Howard's hand.

carton 2

Notes on 1939 production of Madam, Will You Walk; revised pages; etc.

carton 2

Legal agreements re: Madam, Will You Walk.

carton 2

Box office statements for Madam, Will You Walk, Baltimore and Washington, D.C., Nov. 1939.

carton 2

Copyright information re: Howard's works.

carton 2

Theatre Guild information re: Howard (in program notes and bulletin).

carton 2

Legal document in plagiarism suit involving They Knew What They Wanted.

carton 2

Programs for Howard plays and films.

carton 2

Box office statements for Marseilles, New York. Nov. 1930

carton 3

Playwrights' Producing Company. Feb.-Dec. 1940

Content/Description

One folder with miscellaneous form letters, brochure, etc. and four folders of financial reports, Feb.-Dec. 1940
carton 3

Miscellaneous papers re: Tyringham farm.

carton 3

Notebook containing Howard's notes on furniture, etc. [for Tyringham farm?].

carton 3

Clippings - articles, poems, etc. by Howard.

carton 3

Clippings - about Howard (2 folders).

carton 3

Clippings - reviews of his plays and films (3 folders).

carton 3

Clippings - reviews of 1939 production of Madam, Will You Walk.

carton 3

Clippings - obituaries.

carton 3

Clippings - re: Clare Eames.

carton 3

Miscellaneous papers of and about Clare Eames.

carton 3

Papers re: Sidney Howard's estate (4 folders).

carton 3

Miscellany.