Inventory of the Virginia Taylor McCormick Papers 1887-1953 McCormick, Virginia Taylor; 1873-1957. Mss. 65 M13

Inventory of the Virginia Taylor McCormick Papers 1887-1953

A Collection in the
Manuscripts and Rare Books Department
Collection Number Mss. 65 M13


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Repository
Special Collections, Earl Gregg Swem Library, College of William and Mary
Collection number
Mss. 65 M13
Title
Virginia Taylor McCormick Papers, 1887-1953.
Extent
206 items.
Creators
Franklin P. Adams , Viscountess Nancy Witcher Langhorne Astor, Baron Max Aitken Beaverbrook , Gamaliel Bradford, Van Wyck Brooks, Walter De la Mare, Ellen Anderson Gholson Glasgow, Rupert Hughes , Amy Lowell , Virginia Taylor McCormick, H. L. Henry Louis) Mencken, Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings.
Language
English
Abstract
Papers, 1887-1953, of Virginia Taylor McCormick, Norfolk, Virginia, poet, literary critic, essayist, lecturer, and editor of The Lyric magazine, 1921-1929. Includes manuscript and printed poems; essays; lectures; and correspondence with other poets and writers.

Administrative Information

Restrictions on Access

Collection is open to all researchers.

Publication Rights/Restrictions on Use

Before publishing quotations or excerpts from any materials, permission must be obtained from the Curator of Manuscripts and Rare Books, and the holder of the copyright, if not Swem Library.

Preferred Citation

Virginia Taylor McCormick Papers, Manuscripts and Rare Books Department, Swem Library, College of William and Mary.

Acquisition Information

Gift: 206 items, 03/21/1958.


Biographical/Historical Information

Virginia Taylor McCormick (1873-1957), of Norfolk, Virginia was a poet, literary critic, essayist, lecturer, and the editor of The Lyric, 1921-1929.

Scope and Content Information

Papers, 1887-1953, of Virginia Taylor McCormick, Norfolk, Va. poet, literary critic, essayist, lecturer, and editor of The Lyric magazine, 1921-1929. Includes manuscript and printed poems; essays; lectures; and correspondence with other poets and writers. Correspondents include Franklin Pierce Adams, Lady Astor, Lord Beaverbrook, Gamaliel Bradford, Van Wyck Brooks, Walter de la Mare, Ellen Glasgow, Rupert Hughes, Amy Lowell, H. L. Mencken and Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings.

Arrangement

Organization

This collection has been organized into 4 series. Series 1 contains manuscript and printed material, Series 2 contains correspondence, Series 3 contains travel diaries, and Series 4 contains clippings, writings, letters and memorabilia.

Arrangement

This collection is arranged into series by material type.


Index Terms

    Persons:

  • Adams, Franklin P. (Franklin Pierce), 1881-1960.
  • Astor, Nancy Witcher Langhorne Astor, Viscountess, 1879- 1964.
  • Beaverbrook, Max Aitken, Baron, 1879-1964.
  • Bradford, Gamaliel, 1863-1932.
  • Brooks, Van Wyck, 1886-1963.
  • De la Mare, Walter, 1873-1956.
  • Glasgow, Ellen Anderson Gholson, 1873-1945.
  • Hughes, Rupert, 1872-1956.
  • Lowell, Amy, 1874-1925.
  • Mencken, H. L. (Henry Louis), 1880-1956.
  • Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan, 1896-1953.
  • Subjects:

  • Poets, American- -20th century.

Contents List

Folder 1
Biographical material.

Checklist of Virginia Taylor McCormick's writings compiled from the scrapbooks, drafts, and other papers and published works presented to the library. Biographical material relating to Virginia T. McCormick.

Virginia Taylor McCormick manuscript and printed material, 1922-1939.
Folder: 2-8
Series 1: Virginia Taylor McCormick Manuscript and Printed Material

Includes manuscripts, printed poems, essays, lectures, fiction, etc.

  • Folder 2
    Virginia Taylor McCormick poetry manuscripts: clippings, typescripts, and manuscript poems.
    Approximately 75 Mss.

    Includes a number of poems pasted in a copy of Dramaland by Lin William Price (New York, 1927).

  • Folder 3
    Virginia Taylor McCormick's lecture notes about literary figures and literature.
    19 Mss.
  • Folder 4-7
    Virginia Taylor McCormick's manuscripts and typed drafts of essays, fiction, and lectures.
    47 Mss.
  • Folder 8
    Printed writings of Virginia Taylor McCormick from The Archive, The Personalist, The Catholic World, The Magnificat, The Westminster Magazine, The Sewanee Review, The Southern Magazine,1922-1939.
    21 items.
Virginia Taylor McCormick's correspondence, 1922-1953.
Folder: 9-10
Series 2: Virginia Taylor McCormick's Correspondence

(See also scrapbooks.)

  • Folder 9
    Letters to Virginia Taylor McCormick, 1922-1953.
    24 items.

    The letters are from Lord Beaverbrook, William Bowlin, Gamaliel Bradford, Maude McClare Brown, Van Wyck Brooks, Ralph Tyler Flewelling, R. Grieve, Richard Guggenheimer, Leigh Hanes, Margery Gordon, William C. Huber, Edwin Markham, Frances Mason, Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, Evelyn Norcross Sherrill, Beverley D. Tucker, Charles Leon Tumasel and others.

  • Folder 10
    Letters to Virginia Taylor McCormick from publishers, 1922-1944.
    5 items.
Virginia Taylor McCormick's travel diaries, 1910-1930.
Volume: 1-3
3 MsV.
Series 3: Virginia Taylor McCormick's Travel Diaries
  • Volume 1
    Travel diary, 1 August-30 September 1910.

    Kept while on trip to Cherbourg, Paris, Strasbourg, Baden-Baden, Neuhausen, Zurich, Lucerne, Interlachen, Luzana, Bellagio, Milan, Genoa, Mozbeaito, Nice, Rome, Naples, Florence, Venice, Innsbruck, Munich, A [?], Salzberg, Vienna, Dresden, Berlin, Amsterdam, Hague, Antwerp, Brussels, Ostend and London.

  • Volume 2
    Travel diary, 14 February-30 April 1929.

    Kept while on a Mediterranean cruise which included stops in the Middle East (the Holy Land), Egypt, Basque Provinces, and Paris. She writes down overheard conversations.

  • Volume 3
    Travel diary, 31 May-29 August 1930.

    Probably kept by Dr. James Jett McCormick, while on a trip to England and Scotland. Playing golf. Exhibition of Bobby Jones. Tea with Ellen Glasgow. Paul Robeson. Humorous toast to William III. Lord Astor. Stratford-on-Avon. World War I.

Virginia Taylor McCormick's scrapbooks of clippings, writings, letters, and memorabilia, 1887-1942
Volume: 4-12
9 items.
Series 4: Virginia Taylor McCormick's Scrapbooks of Clippings, Writings, Letters, and Memorabilia
  • Volume 4
    Virginia Taylor McCormick's clippings, notices of lectures, and book review, ca. 1921 - 1923.
  • Volume 5
    Virginia Taylor McCormick's book reviews, columns in Ledger-Dispatch (called Book Talks), and articles about Virginia Taylor McCormick and The Lyric, 1921-1924.
  • Volume 6
    Virginia Taylor McCormick's poetry clippings, book reviews, articles, fiction and announcements of Virginia Taylor McCormick Voices of the Windand reviews, 1924 - 1926.
  • Volume 7
    Virginia Taylor McCormick's fiction, essays, reviews of Virginia Taylor McCormick's work, poetry clippings, letter to Virginia Taylor McCormick from Will A. Percy, 1926 - 1929.
  • Volume 8
    Virginia Taylor McCormick's poetry clippings and poetry of others.

    Issues of The Lyric, vol. 6, No. 4 and vol. 8, No. 2.

  • Volume 9
    Virginia Taylor McCormick's poetry clippings; essays; news clippings, 1930-1938.

    About Virginia Taylor McCormick; letters by Lady Astor, Mrs. Hayward Wallis, Elkanah E. Taylor, Gamaliel Bradford, R. Torrance, May DeV F. Cobb, Alan Steinbach, Frances R. Williams, Florence Stearns, Mary Brent, Frances Carpenter Huntington, David Morton, and Florence Dickinson Sterns; reviews of the Virginia Taylor McCormick's Radio to Daedalusand Charcoal and Chalk.

  • Volume 10
    Reviews, clippings and letters concerning Virginia Taylor McCormick's Winter Apple, 1942.

    letters from Mrs. Robert Baylor Tunstall, Ellen Glasgow, Leigh Hanes, Beverly Tucker, Archibald Rutledge, Mrs. John David Leitch, Julius S. Held, Julia S. Grandy, Colin MacRae, Mrs. Vincent Sheean.

  • Volume 11
    Miscellaneous clippings collected by Virginia Taylor McCormick (poetry by others); family photographs, clippings by and concerning Virginia Taylor McCormick, (first page dated 1895).
  • Volume 12
    Letters, 1887 - 1928.

    Letters are by Edwin Markham, Armistead C. Gordon, Walter de la Mare, H. L. Mencken, Amy Lowell, T. W. Tally, Olive Dargan, Beatrice Ravenel, J. B. Yeats, Caroline Giltinan, Thomas Moult, Galmaliel Bradford, Winifred Russell, Josephine Hammand, Anna Cogswell Wood, Lizette Reese, Margaret V. Smith, Marshall McCormick.

Significant Persons Associated With the Collection

  • Adams, Franklin P. (Franklin Pierce), 1881-1960.
  • Amy Lowell ,
  • Astor, Nancy Witcher Langhorne Astor, Viscountess, 1879- 1964.
  • Baron Max Aitken Beaverbrook ,
  • Beaverbrook, Max Aitken, Baron, 1879-1964.
  • Bradford, Gamaliel, 1863-1932.
  • Brooks, Van Wyck, 1886-1963.
  • De la Mare, Walter, 1873-1956.
  • Ellen Anderson Gholson Glasgow,
  • Franklin P. Adams ,
  • Gamaliel Bradford,
  • Glasgow, Ellen Anderson Gholson, 1873-1945.
  • H. L. Henry Louis) Mencken,
  • Hughes, Rupert, 1872-1956.
  • Lowell, Amy, 1874-1925.
  • Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings.
  • Mencken, H. L. (Henry Louis), 1880-1956.
  • Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan, 1896-1953.
  • Rupert Hughes ,
  • Van Wyck Brooks,
  • Virginia Taylor McCormick,
  • Viscountess Nancy Witcher Langhorne Astor,
  • Walter De la Mare,