Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American Literature

The Berg Collection contains some 35,000 printed volumes, pamphlets, and broadsides, and 2,000 linear feet of literary archives and manuscripts, representing the work of more than 400 authors. Printed books in English date from William Caxton’s 1480 edition of the Chronicles of England to the present day, and the manuscripts encompass an almost equally lengthy period.

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Ticket stub to unidentified reading on Dec. 17, 1867

Ticket stub to unidentified reading on Dec. 17, 1867

Poe, Edgar Allan. ALS to

Poe, Edgar Allan. ALS to

Maclise, Daniel. ALS to, [verso]

Maclise, Daniel. ALS to, [verso]

Dickens, Frederick, his brother. ALS to

Dickens, Frederick, his brother. ALS to

Agreement between Richard Bentley and Charles Dickens relating to Barnaby Rudge, Oliver Twist and Bentley's Miscellany. Manuscript

Agreement between Richard Bentley and Charles Dickens relating to Barnaby Rudge, Oliver Twist and Bentley's Miscellany. Manuscript

[Gregory, John]. Case Bentley & Dickens. Holograph. Gregory represented Dickens

[Gregory, John]. Case Bentley & Dickens. Holograph. Gregory represented Dickens

Hardy, Emma Lavinia (Gifford). "St. Juliot church [Cornwall]" Water color sketch, with Thomas Hardy's ms. caption. 22 x 13 cm. By Thomas Hardy's first wife

Hardy, Emma Lavinia (Gifford). "St. Juliot church [Cornwall]" Water color sketch, with Thomas Hardy's ms. caption. 22 x 13 cm. By Thomas Hardy's first wife

Hardy, Emma Lavinia (Gifford). "10 York st., Plymouth." Original pencil sketch of her birthplace

Hardy, Emma Lavinia (Gifford). "10 York st., Plymouth." Original pencil sketch of her birthplace

Hardy, Emma Lavinia (Gifford). "Gathering seaweed. Trebarwith Strand."

Hardy, Emma Lavinia (Gifford). "Gathering seaweed. Trebarwith Strand."

"St. Juliot [church, Cornwall] Before restoration." 8 original pencil sketches, with the author's ms. captions

"St. Juliot [church, Cornwall] Before restoration." 8 original pencil sketches, with the author's ms. captions

Rev. C. Holder, Mrs. Holder, & her sister Miss Gifford (afterwards, Miss Thomas Hardy.) The latter is in white, standing

Rev. C. Holder, Mrs. Holder, & her sister Miss Gifford (afterwards, Miss Thomas Hardy.) The latter is in white, standing

Vladimir Nabokov and Vera Nabokov, Berlin

Vladimir Nabokov and Vera Nabokov, Berlin

Vladimir Nabokov as a child with his father, 1906

Vladimir Nabokov as a child with his father, 1906

Olympia typewriter belonging to Terry Southern

Olympia typewriter belonging to Terry Southern

Moulton-Barrett, Henrietta Barrett. Original drawings, pencil sketches, water colors and tracings [c. 1825]

Moulton-Barrett, Henrietta Barrett. Original drawings, pencil sketches, water colors and tracings [c. 1825]

Forget me not

Forget me not

Bronte, Charlotte. ALS to Ellen Nussey

Bronte, Charlotte. ALS to Ellen Nussey

To the horse Black Eagle which I rode at the battle of Zamorna

To the horse Black Eagle which I rode at the battle of Zamorna

"In glimpses of a spirit shore" and "And all her tresses backward strayed"

"In glimpses of a spirit shore" and "And all her tresses backward strayed"

On its bending stalk a bonny flower

On its bending stalk a bonny flower

Lady-bird! Lady-bird! Fly away home

Lady-bird! Lady-bird! Fly away home

Methinks this heart should rest awhile". Holograph poem n.d.

Methinks this heart should rest awhile". Holograph poem n.d.

When days of Beauty deck the vale". Holograph poem n.d.

When days of Beauty deck the vale". Holograph poem n.d.

All hushed and still within the house." Holograph poem n.d.

All hushed and still within the house." Holograph poem n.d.

His land may burst the galling chain". Holograph poem n.d.

His land may burst the galling chain". Holograph poem n.d.

Collections in the Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American Literature

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Sophia Peabody Hawthorne collection of papers, 1775-1949 bulk (1822-1871).
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Samuel Langhorne Clemens collection of papers, 1856-1938 (bulk 1870-1938)
863 items
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Walt Whitman papers, 1854-1892
658 items
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Nathaniel Hawthorne collection of papers, 1694-1931 bulk (1817-1864)
420 items
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Berg Collection portrait file
397 items
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Charles Dickens collection of papers, (1833-1909)
270 items
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Gertrude Stein, part of a life in pictures
248 items
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A Christmas Carol [Prompt copy]
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Ralph Waldo Emerson collection of papers
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Henry David Thoreau Papers, 1837-1917 bulk (1837-1860)
162 items
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[The Westmoreland manuscript of the poems of John Donne]
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Holograph literary fragments and notes for poems, on 47 paper slips, tipped into 3 volumes
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Charles Dickens collection of papers
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Charles Lutwidge Dodgson collection of papers
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Siegfried Sassoon collection of papers
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Emily Brontë collection of papers
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Europe: a Prophecy
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The king and queen of hearts: with the rogueries of the knave who stole the Queen's pies. Illustrated in fifteen elegant engravings
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Whitman, Walt. Three holograph manuscripts (prose memoranda) with titles "List of things recognized by my lectures" [ca. late 1850s], "The most perfect wonders of the earth" [ca. 1855 or earlier], and "A New Way & The True Way of Treating History Geogr...
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America: a Prophecy
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Beauty and the beast: or, A rough outside with a gentle heart. A poetical version of an ancient tale. Illustrated with a series of engravings, and Beauty's Song at her Spinning Wheel, Set to music by Mr. Whitaker
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Illustrations for Mark Twain's "Following the Equator" (1897). Original drawings
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Drawings by Clark Ashton Smith
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Thomas Hardy collection of papers
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Whitman, Walt. "The Sobbing of the Bells." Holograph draft (fragment) of poem, unsigned and dated midnight, Sept. 19-20, 1881. 2 p.
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Frances Burney d'Arblay collection of papers
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Dunciad. An heroic poem. In three books
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Christopher Isherwood collection of papers
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Elizabeth Barrett Browning collection of papers 1764-[1973] bulk (1812-1883).
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Joseph Conrad collection of papers [Text]
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Oscar Wilde collection of papers
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Samuel Taylor Coleridge collection of papers
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Alfred Kazin collection of papers
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Frances Burney d'Arblay collection of papers
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Sir Walter Scott collection of papers 1796-1931 bulk (1797-1837)
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Sir Leslie Stephen collection of papers
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Washington Irving collection of papers, [1805]-1933 bulk (1815-1859)
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Our mutual friend. Proof sheets, with the author's ms. corrections
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Virginia Woolf collection of papers
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Berg Collection Counterculture posters
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Isaac Rosenberg collection of papers, 1912-1950 bulk (1912-1937).
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Samuel Taylor Coleridge: miscellaneous printed materials
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Samuel Taylor Coleridge collection of papers, 1791-1894 bulk (1798-1838).
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Edna St. Vincent Millay collection of papers, 1904-1974 bulk (1909-1956)
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William S. Burroughs papers, 1951-1972 bulk (1958-1972)
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Songs of Innocence
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Fuck you: a magazine of the arts
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Jack Kerouac Papers, 1920-1977 bulk 1935-1969
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Berg collection of holograph letters
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Robert Louis Stevenson collection of papers, [1873]-[1944] bulk (1881-1917).
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Pseudodoxia epidemica: or, Enquiries into very many received tenents, and commonly presumed truths
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Leaves of grass
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jungle book
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James Sibley Watson/The Dial Papers, 1920-1972 bulk (1920-1929)
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second jungle book
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Free, and other stories
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Vladimir Nabokov papers
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Oliver Twist, or, The parish boy's progress
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Eugene Gladstone O'Neill Papers
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Edward Thomas collection of papers
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Works of Mr. Alexander Pope ...
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[Charles Brockden Brown's papers]
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John Millington Synge collection of papers, 1898-1929
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Le nid. Holograph.
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Thomas Hardy collection of papers, 1870-1964 bulk (1870-1928)
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The Ballad of Reading Gaol
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City of San Francisco oracle
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James Sibley Watson/The Dial Papers
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Chester Kallman collection of papers, 1937-1973
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Charles Lutwidge Dodgson collection of papers
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The waste land
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The Lost World.
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Emily Dickinson. 2 A.L.S. to Benjamin Kimball
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The Smith Administration
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Holograph memoranda book ...
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The doctrine and discipline of divorce: restor'd to the good of both sexes, from the bondage of canon law, and other mistakes, to Christian freedom, guided by the rule of charity. Wherein also many places of Scripture, have recover'd their long-lost me...
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Paradise lost: A poem written in ten books
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Robert Graves collection of papers
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Paradise Lost: A poem in twelve books
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Muriel Rukeyser collection of papers
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George Bernard Shaw: his life and works
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Illustrations for works by Washington Irving
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The Dial
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Oscar Wilde collection of papers, [1880]-1932
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Plain Tales from the Hills
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Charles Lamb collection of papers
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Garnett, David. Letters to Mina Stein Kirstein Curtiss 1923-1980
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Pelham Grenville Wodehouse collection of papers
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George Gissing collection of papers
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George Moore collection of papers
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Alice's adventures in Wonderland
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The Censored Review
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The Dunciad, variorvm. With the prolegomena of Scriblerus
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King Leopold's soliloquy : a defense of his Congo rule
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Willard Gibbs
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John Keats collection of papers
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The enormous room
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The raven, and other poems
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Lady Gregory collection of papers, 1873-[1965] bulk (1873-1932).
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The Little review
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Doctor Marigold ; a reading/ by Charles Dickens.
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Libellus vere aureus nec minus salutaris quam festivus de optimo reip[ublicae] statu, deq[ue] noua Insula Vtopia
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Robert Southey collection of papers, 1793-1959 bulk (1798-1839).
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Newtonian system of philosophy, adapted to the capacities of young gentlemen and ladies ... being the substance of six lectures read to the Lilliputian Society
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Outlaws of Amerika: communiques from the Weather Underground
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The Opium trail: heroin and imperialism
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May Sarton collection of papers, 1914-1993 bulk (1928-1974)
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Souvenir of Charles Dickens and the Frozen Deep.
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Photograph album
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Stephen Crane collection of papers
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Plate 128. Portrait of William Butler Yeats]
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Reliques of my contemporaries: [Album of autographs and portraits]
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The Organ
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Collection of 30 photographs and snapshots of W. H. Auden, Chester Kallman, Peter Butorac, and scenes from the Austrian countryside, including two cats
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Lady Gregory collection of papers
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[Letters by William Blake]
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