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|Title||Finding aid for Collection of Gerald John Kane - Literary, 1571-1951.|
|Creator||Kane, Gerald John, 1901-1957, collector.|
|Extent||1,520 pieces. 30 boxes.|
|Biographical Note||Gerald John Kane (1901-1957), was a collector of material related to Nevada, mining, and the American West, as well as being an autograph collector.|
|Scope and Content||This collection is what is known as an autograph collection and Kane spent years, not only collecting autographs of famous people on his own, but also acquiring the collections of other autograph seekers. This material spans multiple centuries and formats: from a 15th century manuscript on vellum to a 1951 typewritten letter. The collection includes accounts, letters, photographs, poems, government papers and royal proclamations, signed by, among others, actors and actresses, authors, explorers, kngs, magicians, queens, politicians, scientists, singers, and soldiers. Many of the famous people in this collection are also to be found in other manuscript collections in the Huntington Library. The majority of the material consists of manuscripts, letters and documents written, or signed, by famous people from the 17th-early 20th centuries; some of the material consists of only fragments or signatures, collected for the autograph value only. Among the correspondents are: Lyman Abbott, Zoë Akins, Henry Mills Alden, Lawrence Alma-Tadema, John Douglas Sutherland Campbell (Duke of Argyll), Charles Babbage, Joanna Baillie, Alice Stone Blackwell, John Bright, Richard Temple Brydges (Duke of Buckingham and Chandos), José Francisco Correia da Serra, Rebecca Harding Davis, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Annie Fields, J.T. Fields, Richard Watson Gilder, W.E. Gladstone, Grace Greenwood, Anna Maria Hall, Samuel Carter Hall, Oliver Wendell Holmes, Henry Irving, Julia Marlowe, Thomas Power O'Connor, Arthur Wellesley Peel (Viscount Peel), Kate Sanborn, Sir Walter Scott, Upton Sinclair, Herbert Beerbohm Tree, Queen Victoria, and Arthur Wellesley (Duke of Wellington). The collection also includes a small number of Ecclesiastical and Financial documents, and a larger amount of Legal, Military, and Misc. documents. The documents include accounts, certificates, commissions, Letters Patent, marriage settlements, receipts, special marriage licenses, wills, and warrants. One of the documents is related to Queen Victoria, and others are signed by various kings of France.|
|Notes||For any questions about the collection, including specific reproduction requests, please contact the Curator of Literary Manuscripts. The Kane Literary Collection is part of a group of three separate collections acquired from William Wreden; Gerald John Kane also collected material related to Nevada and mining (Gerald John Kane Collection - Nevada), and a group of autographs from American politicians, soldiers, clergyman, and actors (Gerald John Kane Collection - Americana). All three collections can be found in the Manuscripts Department of the Huntington Library.|
|Provenance||Purchased from William P. Wreden, Jan. 5, 1961.|
Kane, Gerald John, 1901-1957, collector.
Victoria, Queen of Great Britain, 1819-1901.
Authors, American -- Correspondence.
Authors, English -- Correspondence.
Authors, French -- Correspondence.
Scientists -- History -- 19th century -- Correspondence.
Statesman -- Great Britain -- History -- 19th century -- Correspondence.
Women authors -- Correspondence.
World War, 1914-1918.
Great Britain -- History -- Correspondence.
Business letters. (aat)
Letters (correspondence). (aat)
Abbott, Lyman, 1835-1922.
Akins, Zoë, 1886-1958.
Alden, Henry Mills, 1836-1919.
Alma-Tadema, Lawrence, Sir, 1836-1912.
Argyll, John Douglas Sutherland Campbell, Duke of, 1845-1947.
Babbage, Charles, 1791-1871.
Baillie, Joanna, 1762-1851.
Blackwell, Alice Stone, 1857-1950.
Bright, John, 1811-1889.
Buckingham and Chandos, Richard Temple Nugent Brydges Chandos, Duke of, 1776-1839.
Correia da Serra, José Francisco, 1750-1823.
Davis, Rebecca Harding, 1831-1910.
Emerson, Ralph Waldo, 1803-1882.
Fields, Annie, 1834-1915.
Fields, James Thomas, 1817-1881.
Gilder, Richard Watson, 1844-1909.
Gladstone, W.E. (William Ewart), 1809-1898.
Greenwood, Grace, 1823-1904.
Hall, S.C., Mrs., 1800-1881.
Hall, S.C. (Samuel Carter), 1800-1889.
Holmes, Oliver Wendell, 1809-1894.
Irving, Henry, Sir, 1838-1905.
Marlowe, Julia, 1865-1950.
O'Connor, T.P. (Thomas Power), 1848-1929.
Peel, Arthur Wellesley Peel, Viscount, 1829-1912.
Rideing, William H. (William Henry), 1853-1918, recipient.
Sanborn, Kate, 1839-1917.
Scott, Walter, Sir, 1771-1832.
Sinclair, Upton, 1878-1968.
Stedman, Edmund Clarence, 1833-1908, recipient.
Steele, Frederick Morgan, recipient.
Stoddard, Charles Warren, 1843-1909, recipient.
Thomas, Augustus, 1857-1934, recipient.
Tree, Herbert Beerbohm, Sir, 1853-1917.
Victoria, Queen of Great Britain, 1819-1901.
Ward, William Hayes, 1835-1916, recipient.
Wellington, Arthur Wellesley, Duke of, 1769-1852.
|Department||Henry E. Huntington Library and Art Gallery. Manuscripts Department.|
|Call Number||mssKAL 1-1496|
|Physical Collection||Collection of Gerald John Kane - Literary.|
|Digital Collection||Finding Aids, Huntington Digital Library|
|Physical Description||85 p.|
|Digitization Specifications||Original finding aid converted into PDF document by B. Black, 2011-11-14.|
|Original Finding Aid||Finding aid prepared by Gayle M. Richardson, September 30, 2011.|
|Citation Information||Finding aid for Collection of Gerald John Kane - LIterary, Huntington Digital Library, San Marino, California.|
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|Cataloging Notes||Some pieces are in French and German.|