Scope and arrangement
Two manuscript stories, within the Three Eastern Tales manuscript volume : ca. 1880 : in the hand of Mary Cowden Clarke. - "Gentleness is Power, or the Story of Carauza and Aborzuf" : (S'ANA 0178) : 53 leaves. - "The Story of the little Princess Narina and her silver-featherd shoes" : (S'ANA 0179) : 50 leaves. - In contemporary Italian vellum binding with gilt lettering. Shelved as *Pforz A-LU 09. The third tale, "Mamillius's Story" (S'ANA 0180) is by Mary Cowden Clarke.|||Holograph review, "The Complete Concordance to Shakespeare, by Mrs. Cowden Clarke" : ca. 1844-1845 : (S'ANA 0189) : 7 p.|||Six fair-copy holograph poems : no date : (S'ANA 0190) : 6 p., including, "The Four Seasons," "Woman's Smile," "Hymn to God," "Do not think my heart is gay," "Sonnett" [sic.], and "Last of the Fairies.".|||Manuscript poem, "Sonnet to Percy Shelley" : (S'ANA 0897) : possibly by Charles Cowden Clarke, in the hand of Mary Cowden Clarke. The poem was published in H. L. Hunt's Literary Examiner, no. 12, 20 Sep 1823; it was unsigned, but dated 4 Aug 1823. Here it is copied on the front free endpaper of Shelley's 1824 Posthumous Poems (Pforzheimer copy 5). A note below the poem reads: "Literary Examiner. I think CCC." The hand is tentatively identified as that of Mary Cowden Clarke based on similarities with verifiable examples of her handwriting held by the Pforzheimer Collection.|||Autograph note signed on a drawing by Queen Victoria : Sep 1838 : (MISC 1328) : attesting that the drawing was given to Mary Cowden Clarke by "Mr. Chambers, who received it from M. Westall, the Queen's tutor when she was a princess." The drawing also bears a note in the hand of Mary Cowen Clarke. Filed in Oversized Miscellaneous Manuscripts File.|||To James T. Fields, Boston publisher : 1 autograph letter signed : 13 Oct 1860 : (S'ANA 0259) : regarding his "Recollections of John Keats," to be published in The Atlantic Monthly Magazine.|||To "Editor of the Liverpool Albion" : 1 autograph letter signed : (S'ANA 0260) : requesting his opinions on a book of his soon to be sent.|||To H. B. Peacock, Manchester magazine editor : 139 autograph letters signed : 1841-1850 : (S'ANA 0203-0217) (S'ANA 0552-0553) : containing numerous references to contemporary writers and literature, the theatre, music, politics, his own public lectures on the English poets, etc.|||To a Mr. Titterton, apparently a bookseller : 1 autograph letter signed : 19 Oct 1873 : (S'ANA 0748a) : ordering books and music. Along with this : 4 slips of various sizes : 3 with book titles, dates, and Clarke's signatures : Dugdale[']s Monasticon, May 8, 1812 ; Smiths Optics, 23d Apl 1816 ; Panciroli (Guido) Notitia ...13 Oct 1829 ; and 1 pass to "admit the Miss Latimer's and friends" to the Athenaeum Institution, 20 Oct 1849.|||To a John Warren, Esq. : 1 autograph letter signed : 11 Feb 1856 : (S'ANA 0564) : complying with a request for a syllabus of his lecture "On Shakespeare's Jesters (or 'Clowns')" [no longer enclosed]. Blind embossed head of Shakespeare at top of page.|||To Samuel Williams, engraver : 2 autograph letters signed : 1833-1834 : (S'ANA 0562-0563) : regarding designs for illustrations to his books.