Research Catalog

Foster-Murphy collection

Title
Foster-Murphy collection, 1900-1969.
Author
Foster, Jeanne Robert, 1879-1970.
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Description
7 linear feet (15 boxes).
Subjects
Genre/Form
  • Photographs.
  • Diaries.
Access (note)
  • Restricted access;
  • Readers must use copy prints of Brancusi photographs. Originals not available without advance permission of the Curator of Manuscripts.
Additional Formats (note)
  • available on microfilm;
Source (note)
  • Murphy, William M.
Biography (note)
  • Jeanne R. Foster (1879-1970), creator of the collection, was an American poet, assistant editor of The Review of Reviews and American editor of Transatlantic Review. She met a significant group of writers, poets and artists through John Quinn who was a New York lawyer, collector of modern art and active patron of the arts.
Provenance (note)
  • Jeanne R. Foster gave the bulk of her collection and her personal papers to William M. Murphy, American scholar and biographer of John Butler Yeats and the Yeats family. The New York Public Library acquired the collection from Murphy in 1983.
Processing Action (note)
  • Cataloged
Call Number
MssCol 1051
Author
Foster, Jeanne Robert, 1879-1970.
Title
Foster-Murphy collection, 1900-1969.
Restricted Access
Restricted access; Manuscripts and Archives Division; Permit must be requested at the division indicated.
Access
Readers must use copy prints of Brancusi photographs. Originals not available without advance permission of the Curator of Manuscripts.
Summary
The Foster-Murphy Collection reflects the artistic and, to a lesser degree, the political ferment of the period from 1907 to the 1920s. The bulk of the collection consists of letters to Jeanne R. Foster, John Quinn, William Butler Yeats and others, from artists, art dealers, writers, editors, poets, musicians, and scholars. The remainder of the collection is composed of diaries kept by Foster from 1920 to 1925; typescripts of articles, lectures and poems by Foster and others; photographs (a few by Brancusi); newsclippings; and memorabilia.
Additional Formats
Letters and documents of Lily and William Butler Yeats available on microfilm; New York Public Library.
Biography
Jeanne R. Foster (1879-1970), creator of the collection, was an American poet, assistant editor of The Review of Reviews and American editor of Transatlantic Review. She met a significant group of writers, poets and artists through John Quinn who was a New York lawyer, collector of modern art and active patron of the arts.
Finding Aids
Collection guide available in repository and on internet.
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Occupation
Editors.
Poets.
Added Author
Brancusi, Constantin, 1876-1957.
Epstein, Jacob, 1880-1959.
Ford, Ford Madox, 1873-1939.
Gregory, Lady, 1852-1932.
Hyde, Douglas, 1860-1949.
Joyce, James, 1882-1941.
Pach, Walter, 1883-1958.
Pascin, Jules, 1885-1930.
Pound, Ezra, 1885-1972.
Quinn, John, 1870-1924.
Shaw, Albert, 1857-1947.
Yeats, Elizabeth Corbet, 1868-1940.
Yeats, Jack B. (Jack Butler), 1871-1957.
Yeats, John Butler, 1839-1922.
Yeats, Lily, 1866-1949.
Yeats, W. B. (William Butler), 1865-1939.
Cuala Press.
Research Call Number
MssCol 1051
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