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1 vlsmovso Special Collections Service Section name Papers of John Todhunter URL MS 202 Summary of classes 1 Correspondence 2 Agreements 3 Journals 4 Literary works 4.1 Dialogues 4.2 Essays 4.3 Lectures 4.4 Poems 4.5 Plays 4.6 Stories 5 Musical compositions 6 Paintings 7 Printed material 8 Sundry papers 1 Correspondence 1-8 John Butler Yeats to John Todhunter 21 June 1868, Regents Park 9-16 John Butler Yeats to John Todhunter 17 May 1869, Regents Park John Butler Yeats to John Todhunter 25 November 1869, London John Butler Yeats to John Todhunter 2 March 1870, Regents Park 33 John Butler Yeats to John Todhunter 4 April John Butler Yeats to John Todhunter 24 April 1870, Regents Park John Butler Yeats to John Todhunter 2 May 1870, Regents Park John Butler Yeats to John Todhunter 16 May 1870, Regents Park University of Reading 2007 Thursday 2 August 2007 Page 1

2 50-57 John Butler Yeats to John Todhunter 14 June 1870, Regents Park John Butler Yeats to John Todhunter 23 June 1870, London John Butler Yeats to John Todhunter 2 August 1870, Regents Park John Butler Yeats to John Todhunter 17 August 1870, Merville, Sligo John Butler Yeats to John Todhunter 27 August 1870, Merville, Sligo John Butler Yeats to John Todhunter 16 November 1870, Regents Park John Butler Yeats to Edwin Ellis 17 September John Butler Yeats to John Todhunter 7 December 1870, Regents Park John Butler Yeats to John Todhunter 6 January 1871, Regents Park John Butler Yeats to John Todhunter 3 February 1871, Regents Park John Butler Yeats to John Todhunter 19 February 1871, Regents Park John Trivett Nettleship to John Todhunter 21 November 1870, Ashburton John Butler Yeats to John Todhunter 25 January John Butler Yeats to John Todhunter 26 May 1871, London Robert Catterson Smith to John Todhunter 21 December 1873, London Robert Catterson Smith to John Todhunter 3 March 1874, London Robert Catterson Smith to John Todhunter 22 May 1874, London Robert Catterson Smith to John Todhunter 23 October 1874, Regents Park Robert Catterson Smith to John Todhunter 30 October 1874, London John Addington Symonds to John Todhunter 23 January 1877, Bristol Robert Catterson Smith to John Todhunter 2 July 1877, London Robert Browning to Mrs Hertz 7 November 1878, London William Michael Rossetti to John Todhunter 9 January 1879, London Edward Dowden to John Todhunter 14 June William Michael Rossetti to John Todhunter 4 October 1879, London William Michael Rossetti to John Todhunter 11 October 1879, London University of Reading 2007 Thursday, 02 August 2007 Page 2

3 William Michael Rossetti to John Todhunter 27 October 1879, London William Michael Rossetti to John Todhunter 10 November 1879, London Theodore G A Burns to Miss Read 28 January 1880, Oxford William Michael Rossetti to John Todhunter 30 April 1880, London William Michael Rossetti to John Todhunter? 2 September 1880, London Mathilde Blind to John Todhunter 13 September 1880, Matlock Bath John Addington Symonds to John Todhunter 10 October 1880, Graubunden, Switzerland Robert Catterson Smith to John Todhunter 1881, Shorne, near Gravesend Mathilde Blind to John Todhunter 19 February 1881, London John Butler Yeats to John Todhunter 10 April 1881, Dublin Edward Dowden to John Todhunter August 1881, Bray Robert Catterson Smith to John Todhunter 12 December 1881, Shorne William Rossetti to John Todhunter 12 January 1882, London George Wilson to John Todhunter 15 January 1882, Rome Robert Catterson Smith to John Todhunter 25 May 1882, Shorne Robert Catterson Smith to John Todhunter 2 August 1882, Shorne William Michael Rossetti to John Todhunter 31 May 1883, London Robert Catterson Smith to John Todhunter January 1884, London Robert Catterson Smith to John Todhunter 1 February 1885, Shorne Richard Claverhouse Jebb to John Todhunter 11 February 1885, Glasgow Herbert Beerbohm Tree to John Todhunter 25 March 1885, London John Butler Yeats to John Todhunter 4 April 1885, Dublin Lucy Sevilla Campbell to John Todhunter 6 December 1885, Kingston on Thames Robert Browning to Frederick James Furnivall 30 April 1886, London Jane Ellen Harrison to Mrs John Todhunter 23 May 1886, London University of Reading 2007 Thursday, 02 August 2007 Page 3

4 J Gennadius to John Todhunter 26 May 1886, London William Michael Rossetti to John Todhunter 29 May 1886, London Walt Whitman to British Contributor-friends 30 May 1886, Camden, New Jersey John Todhunter to Herbert Horne 9 January 1887, Bedford Park William Bell Scott to John Todhunter 21 February 1887, Girvan Robert Catterson Smith to John Todhunter 16 March 1887, West Kensington John Todhunter to Herbert Horne 3 May 1887, London John Todhunter to Herbert Horne 19 November 1887, London John Todhunter to Herbert Horne 27 November 1887, London John Todhunter to Herbert Horne 29 December 1887, London William Webb to John Todhunter 5 June 1888, London John O Leary to John Todhunter 8 June 1888, Dublin William Michael Rossetti to John Todhunter 10 June 1888, London John Todhunter to Herbert Horne 6 July 1888, London John Todhunter to Herbert Horne 12 October 1888, London Mona Caird to John Todhunter 26 October 1888, Creetown Matilde Blind to John Todhunter 15 November 1888, Tunbridge Wells George Wilson to John Todhunter 1889, Huntly Ellen Terry to John Todhunter 10 January 1889, London John Todhunter to Herbert Horne 22 May 1889, Bedford Park Charles Downing to John Todhunter 27 May 1889, Streatham Charles Downing to John Todhunter 1 June 1889, Streatham Charles Downing to John Todhunter 3 June 1889, Streatham Charles Downing to John Todhunter 6 June 1889, Streatham Aubrey de Vere to John Todhunter 5 September 1889, Ambleside University of Reading 2007 Thursday, 02 August 2007 Page 4

5 Charles Downing to John Todhunter 4 November 1889, Streatham George Wilson to John Todhunter December 1889, Huntly George Wilson to John Todhunter 12 December 1889, Huntly George Wilson to John Todhunter 23 December 1889, Huntly William Sharp to John Todhunter George Wilson to John Todhunter 7 January 1890, Huntly Walter Leaf to John Todhunter 15 January 1890, London George Wilson to John Todhunter 16 January 1890, Huntly George Wilson to John Todhunter 17 February 1890, Huntly George Wilson to John Todhunter 20 March 1890, Huntly 475 Anna Wilson to John Todhunter 1 April 1890, Huntly Anna Wilson to John Todhunter 8 April 1890, Huntly Charles Downing to John Todhunter 12 April 1890, Streatham William Turner Thiselton Dyer to John Todhunter 1 May 1890, Kew John Trivett Nettleship to John Todhunter 7 May 1890, London 490 Selwyn Image to John Todhunter 12 May 1890, London John Wilson to John Todhunter 20 May 1890, Huntly John Wilson to John Todhunter 24 May 1890, Huntly Note by John Wilson on George Wilson c. 24 May Hermann Vezin to John Todhunter 7 July 1890, London Katherine Tynan to John Todhunter 23 August, Clondalkin Charles Downing to John Todhunter 30 November 1890, Streatham Russell A Scott to John Todhunter 22 December 1890, London Charles Downing to John Todhunter 30 June 1891, Streatham John O Leary to John Todhunter 17 December 1891, Dublin Charles Downing to John Todhunter 23 December 1891, Streatham University of Reading 2007 Thursday, 02 August 2007 Page 5

6 Martin D Conway to John Todhunter 1882?, Wianno, Mass Charles Downing to John Todhunter 17 April 1892, Streatham Ford Madox Brown to Dora Louisa Todhunter 26 June 1892, London Henry Irving to John Todhunter 27 July 1892, London H. A. K. to John Todhunter 1 September 1892, London John Todhunter to Charles Elkin Mathews 2 August 1893, London Gleeson White to John Todhunter December 1893, London M D Conway to John Todhunter 9 December 1893, London Charles Wyndham to John Todhunter 13 December 1893, Dublin Neville Doone to John Todhunter 13 December 1893, London Gladys Homfrey to John Todhunter 13 December 1893, London Mabel F Merton to John Todhunter 13 December 1893, London Edward Rose to John Todhunter 18 December 1893, London S Stepniak to John Todhunter 12 March 1894, Bedford Park Louis N Parker to John Todhunter 2 April 1894, London Conrad W Cooke to John Todhunter 14 April 1894, London Stopford Augustus Brooke to John Todhunter 6 May 1894, Grasmere Michael Field to John Todhunter 9 May 1894, Reigate Stopford Augustus Brooke to John Todhunter 14 May Douglas Hyde to John Todhunter 10 June 1894, Frenchpark Louis N Parker to John Todhunter 22 May 1895, London Louis N Parker to John Todhunter 15 June 1895, London 615 Lionel Johnson to John Todhunter 18 June 1895, London Maurice McElligott to John Todhunter 5 November 1895, Belper Stopford Augustus Brooke to John Todhunter 23 February Charles Downing to John Todhunter 11 July 1896, London University of Reading 2007 Thursday, 02 August 2007 Page 6

7 Lionel Johnson to John Todhunter 23 July 1896, Windsor Thomas Flannery to John Todhunter 22 February 1898, Forest Gate Thomas Flannery to John Todhunter 26 February 1898, Forest Gate Andrew Lang to Mason 23 May c.1898, Kensington Hermann Vizen to John Todhunter 8 June 1899, Newport Kate Lee to John Todhunter 10 June 1899, London Arnold Dolmetsch to John Todhunter 13 March 1900, London Edward Rose to John Todhunter 8 October 1900, Hampstead Francis Cowley Burnand to Pears 31 October c.1900, London Arthur Thomas Quiller Couch to John Todhunter 14 November 1900, Fowey Charles Downing to John Todhunter 25 May 1901, London Robert Catterson Smith to John Todhunter 31 December 1901, Birmingham Austin Dobson to John Todhunter 22 February 1902, Ealing A Gregory to John Todhunter 2 June 1902, Gort, co. Galway Charles Downing to John Todhunter 17 November 1902, Stratford-on-Avon Charles Downing to John Todhunter 2 December 1902, Stratford-on-Avon Arnold Dolmetsch to John Todhunter 25 April 1903, London Charles Downing to John Todhunter 8 May 1903, Stratford-on-Avon Elodie Dolmetsch to John Todhunter 18 October 1903, Windsor John Todhunter to Charles Elkin Mathews 29 January 1904, London John Todhunter to Charles Elkin Mathews 3 February 1904, London Silvanus Phillips Thompson to John Todhunter 16 April 1904, London Silvanus Phillips Thompson to John Todhunter 19 April 1904, London Charles Downing to John Todhunter 4 May 1904, Stratford-on-Avon Lorenzo Williams to John Todhunter 6 November 1904, London Charles Downing to John Todhunter 13 November 1904, Stratford-on-Avon University of Reading 2007 Thursday, 02 August 2007 Page 7

8 Ye Magnetizer (i.e. Silvanus Phillips Thomson) to Playwright (i.e. John Todhunter) 14 December 1904, London Lucy Osterley to John Todhunter 22 January 1905, Richmond Robert Catterson Smith to John Todhunter 1 January 1906, Birmingham Theodore Watts Dunton to John Todhunter 23 May 1906, London Arthur Symons to John Todhunter 20 December 1906, London Standish O Grady to John Todhunter 20 January Edward Dowden to John Todhunter 2 November 1908, Dublin Edward Dowden to John Todhunter 7 November 1908, Dublin Herbert Wildon Carr to John Todhunter 2 December 1908, Pulborough Edward Dowden to John Todhunter 17 February 1909, Dublin Edward Dowden to John Todhunter 15 March 1909, Dublin John Todhunter to Charles Elkin Mathews 7 January 1912, London 771 Charles Elkin Mathews to John Todhunter 8 January 1912, London Charles Downing to John Todhunter 17 December 1912, Stratford-on-Avon W G Hole to John Todhunter 19 March 1913, Newton Abbot Charles Downing to John Todhunter 9 August 1913, Stratford-on-Avon John Forbes-Robertson to John Todhunter 25 September 1913, R.M.S. Mauretania 785 Alfred Perceval Graves to Mrs Todhunter 26 February 1919, Wimbledon 786 Alfred Perceval Graves to Mrs Todhunter 27 January 1922, Harlech 787 Alfred Perceval Graves to Mrs John Todhunter 31 January 1922, Harlech Alfred Perceval Graves to Mrs John Todhunter 31 July 1922, Harlech 791 Alfred Perceval Graves to Mrs John Todhunter 13 May 1924, Harlech Alfred Perceval Graves to Mrs John Todhunter 11 November 1925, Harlech Charlotte Georgina Wood to Mrs John Todhunter 9 May c.1926, Cambridge Alfred Perceval Graves to Mrs John Todhunter 18 August 1926, Harlech University of Reading 2007 Thursday, 02 August 2007 Page 8

9 Alfred Perceval Graves to Mrs John Todhunter 17 July 1928, Harlech 2 Agreements 1 Agreement between Mrs Dora Louisa Todhunter, executor of John Todhunter, of Bedford Park, London, and Charles Elkin Mathews of Mayfair, London, for the publication of a volume of essays by John Todhunter 15 July Agreement between Dora Louisa Todhunter and Basil Blackwell & Mott Ltd, for the publication of Goethe s Faust, first part; translated by John Todhunter edited by Dora Louisa Todhunter 8 February Journals 1 Journal of a tour in Italy with Dora Louisa Todhunter 12 November 6 December Includes: journal of a tour in the English lakes July 1873, copied 16 March 1898; journal of a tour in Wales with F W Pim 4-14 September 187-; copies of letters written by John Todhunter to his father Thomas Harvey Todhunter 6 January March 1877, during tours of the Mediterranean 2 Journal of a tour in Switzerland with Dora Louisa Todhunter 13 August 6 September Journal of a tour in Italy with Dora Louisa Todhunter 6 March - 18 August Includes notes from books on Italian art, made in Literary works 4.1 Dialogues 1 Imaginary conversations c.1898 I-V are TS; VI is MS; include MS corrections and interpolations; contents as follows I: The art of life 38 f. II: Love and religion 43 f. III: Ideal love 43 f. IV: Eros agonistes 55 f. V: The art of life as state organisation 50 f. VI: Ideal education 72 f. 4.2 Essays 1 An unconsidered trifle c f.; MS; read to the Sette of Odd volumes 2 Reading a dictionary II c f.; TS University of Reading 2007 Thursday, 02 August 2007 Page 9

10 3 William Allingham c f.; TS with MS corrections 4.3 Lectures 1 Lectures on William Blake MS; incomplete; contents as follows VII: delivered on 31 October f. XIII: delivered on 5 November f. XVI: delivered on 10 March f. XVIII: delivered on 12 March f. 4.4 Poems 1 Poems in manuscript f.; includes loose papers f are Notes of a curious Dream Night of August 29 th Cavalry : a poem by Edward Dowden? c f.; headed Not for circulation 4.5 Plays 1 Pat in Fairyland: a fantastic opera in a prologue & three acts c.1890 TS with MS corrections; contents as follows Prologue: 21 f. Act I: 21 f. Act II 21 f. Act III: 25 f. 2 A comedy of sighs 1894 TS with MS corrections; contents as follows Act I: 22f. Act II 19f. Act III: 18f. Act IV: 16f. 3 A bill of fare: an impromptu entertainment in one act c Mary, Queen of Scots: a historical play by Edward Rose and John Todhunter c Acts I-III are TS; Act IV is MS; include MS corrections and interpolations; contents as follows Act I: 22 f. Act II: 27 f. Act III: 14 f. Act IV: first version 26 f. : second version 19f. : third version 17 f. University of Reading 2007 Thursday, 02 August 2007 Page 10

11 4.6 Stories 1 The true story of the widow Quill c f.; TS 2 A curious dream c f.; TS 5 Musical compositions 1 Her eyes the glowworm lend thee by Robert Herrick; music by John Todhunter f.; MS 2 Kennst du das Land by Goethe; music by John Todhunter c f.; MS 6 Paintings 1 Watercolour sketches made by John Todhunter during a tour in Italy items 7 Printed material 1 R P Graves, Secretary of the Alexandra College, Dublin, to John Todhunter 26 February 1875, Dublin 2 Syllabus of a course of eight lectures on the art of the Italian Renaissance delivered in the Museum Buildings, Trinity College, Dublin, by John Todhunter 15 March 10 May Furnivall, F.J. On Shakspere s signatures (reprinted from The Journal of the society of archivists and autograph collectors, no.1, June Todhunter, John. A dream (supplement to The Green Sheaf, no. 9, c.1905) 5 York-Powell, F. A horror of the house of dreams (supplements to The Green Sheaf`, no. 13, c.1905) and Todhunter, John. Frederick York-Powell: a reminiscence 6 Addleshaw, Percey. In St. Angelo : a poem 21 January Extracts from Queen O Scots by Edward Rose and John Todhunter, to be produced at the Kennington Theatre, by Miss Marion Terry and Mr Thalberg, on Friday, 5 th October c.1910 University of Reading 2007 Thursday, 02 August 2007 Page 11

12 8 Powell, Frederick York. Some words on allegory in England: being a paper read before the Sette of Odd Volumes at Limmer s Hotel on July 5 th, London: printed at the Bedford Press, p. 9 The Banshee, for solo contralto, chorus and orchestra; words by John Todhunter; music by Leo France. London: Breitkopf & Hartel, Excerpts and newspaper cuttings relating to the literary work of John Todhunter Sundry papers 1 Lily Yeats to Margery Todhunter 10 July 1939, Dublin 2 Critical notice of John Todhunter s play The poison Flower by Charles Downing 1892? 4 f. University of Reading 2007 Thursday, 02 August 2007 Page 12