A Guide to the Ruth McEnery Stuart Collection Stuart, Ruth McEnery. 8790

A Guide to the Ruth McEnery Stuart Collection

A Collection in the
Clifton Waller Barrett Library of American Literature
Accession number 8790


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Repository
University of Virginia. Library. Special Collections Dept. Alderman Library University of Virginia Charlottesville, Virginia 22903 USA
Collection Number
8790
Title
Ruth McEnery Stuart Collection 1896-1908
Extent
17 items
Creator
Location
Language
English

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

Colletion is open to research.

Use Restrictions

See the University of Virginia Library’s use policy.

Preferred Citation

Ruth McEnery Stuart Collection, Accession 8790, Special Collections Department, University of Virginia Library

Acquisition Information

Purchase [ 1967 Oct 4] 1968 Jan 25

Funding Note

Funded in part by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities



Item Listing

Letter
  • Ruth McEnery Stuartto Edward W. Bok
    1896 Apr 30
    ALS, 3 p.

    [Discusses an article about New Orleanswhich she promised him by May 1; says it will be delayed due to problems with photographs.]

  • Ruth McEnery Stuartto Edward W. Bok
    1896 Jun 3
    ALS, 3 p.

    [Sends him article on New OrleansCreoles with photographs; instructs him on how much to pay the woman photographer and to give credit in publication of photographs to "Washburn" who took the pictures of the three beauties; states that her fee is $200.]

  • Ruth McEnery Stuartto Edward W. Bok
    1896 Jul 11
    ALS, 3 p.

    [Acknowledges check; hopes he is pleased with the article; says she is willing to make corrections if necessary and would like to have the proofs; requests proof of his planned article on her life; suggests future article on the Acadians, "Cajuns," of Louisiana. ]

  • Ruth McEnery Stuartto Edward W. Bok
    1896 Jul 21
    ALS, 2 p.

    [Sends him just finished humorous sketch; asks to be sent proofs for correction, if he likes it; gives her new address.]

  • Ruth McEnery Stuartto Edward W. Bok
    1897 Jul 9
    TLS, 1 p.

    [Offers a humorous Christmas story which exceeds the five thousand word limit a little; asks for a quick decision; intends to offer it to another editor in time for Christmas should Bok reject it.]

  • Ruth McEnery Stuartto Edward W. Bok
    1897 Jul 13
    TLS, 1 p.

    [Says she is pleased at acceptance of the manuscript, but expected $300 for it and is sure a mistake has been made; promises more work for him in the future.]

  • Ruth McEnery Stuartto Edward W. Bok
    1898 Mar 14
    ALS, 2 p.

    [Says the Christmas story will be included in a collection of short stories to be published by Harper's; asks permission to use Bok's illustrations; promises to send him a manuscript soon.]

  • Ruth McEnery Stuartto Edward W. Bok
    1901 Apr 6
    ALS, 3 p.

    [Says that her sister, Sarah McEnery, is living temporarily in Holland, plans to write a series of articles on Holland towns, picture galleries, etc. for publication; attempts to get Bok interested in the series; sends him a sample and the asking price; reports on her improving health.]

  • Ruth McEnery Stuartto Edward W. Bok
    1901 Sep 5
    ALS, 2 p.

    [Discusses corrections of her manuscript " If I had a Million"; says she has another idea for a Christmas piece, if it is not too late.]

  • Ruth McEnery Stuartto Edward W. Bok
    1903 Jan 28
    ALS, 3 p.

    [Says she is late in answering due to illness; considers his Christmas suggestion.]

  • Ruth McEnery Stuartto Edward W. Bok
    1903 Apr 30
    ALS, 3 p.

    [Says she is still in ill health; encloses a manuscript with permission to do "whatever" with it; requests proofs.]

  • Ruth McEnery Stuartto Edward W. Bok
    1903 Dec 13
    ALS, 3 p.

    [Says she has moved to Long Island, which interrupted completion of a Christmas story; says she will keep him in mind for the future.]

  • Ruth McEnery Stuartto Edward W. Bok
    1904 May 11
    ALS, 3 p.

    [Says she has been overwhelmed by moving and the accumulation of work; promises to send him a piece by July.]

  • Ruth McEnery Stuartto Edward W. Bok
    1904 Aug 19
    ALS, 3 p.

    [Sends promised manuscript of a Christmas story at 6 cents per word; asks for immediate return if he is not pleased.]

  • Ruth McEnery Stuartto Edward W. Bok
    1908 Dec 15
    ALS, 2 p.

    [Expresses holiday greetings; says she is working on a few stories about New Orleansand its plantation environs, where she spent time taking notes and sketching.]

Miscellaneous
  • Obituary of Ruth McEnery Stuart
    [1917 May 2]
    Clipping

    [Includes biographical sketch which emphasizes that she was a friend of the "blacks."]

Significant Persons Associated With the Collection

  • Edward W. Bok
  • Ruth McEnery Stuart
  • Sarah McEnery

Significant Places Associated With the Collection

  • Holland
  • Long Island
  • Louisiana
  • New Orleans