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Collection Inventory

Series I. Personal Documents and Ephemera, 1831-1956

Scope and Content Notes:

This series contains personal documents, travel documents, awards, family papers, and ephemera collected by Mary Roberts Rinehart. Some of the items are from her travels in Europe during World War I.


Box 1
Folder 1 Rinehart, Wm. - The Remembrance - 1830, 1831-1837
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Folder 2 Rinehart family - personal papers, circa 1840, 1869
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Folder 3 Hahnemann Medical College - receipts for S.M. Rinehart, 1889-1891
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Folder 4 Cheer Up program, 1912
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Folder 5 Board of Trade [U.K.] - Notices to Mariners. For "Foreign-going Ships", 1914
Folder 6 Campagne de 1914, Ruines d'Ypres - postcards, 1914
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Folder 7 German documents - prayer / hymn booklet for German soldiers and postcard to a German soldier, 1897, 1914
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Folder 8 Mary Roberts Rinehart's travels in Europe during World War I - menus and other ephemera, 1915, 1918
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Folder 9 Democratic National Convention - press ticket - St. Louis, Missouri, June 14, 1916
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Folder 10 U.S. Department of State - special passport for Mary Roberts Rinehart, October 21, 1918
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Folder 11 The Palisades Manufacturing Company - The Army Doctor in War: His Duties and His Heroism,
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Folder 12 16. Notebook: "CP Diary," 1918

Recovered from observation post during Mary Roberts Rinehart's tour of battle fields in France days after the end of World War I. Referenced in chapter 38 of My Story by Mary Roberts Rinehart.

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Box 32
Folder 1 Edgar Allen Poe Award and Pennsylvania Ambassador Citation, 1949, 1956
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Box 33
Folder 1 U.S. Department of State - passport issued to Rinehart family to travel to the West Indies and Central and South America, January 21, 1916
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Folder 2 U.S. War Office - commission of Stanley Marshall Rinehart to Officers' Reserve Corps of the Army of the United States, August 4, 1917
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Map-case 1
Drawer 7 Hahnemann Medical College - diploma of Stanley M. Rinehart, 1891

Series II. Manuscripts and Notes, 1907-1994

Scope and Content Notes:

This series contains manuscripts of works by Mary Roberts Rinehart. Many of the documents are typescripts; some are handwritten. In some manuscripts, parts of pages are pinned to other pages with straight pins. Pins have been left in place to preserve the edited forms of the manuscripts. Also in this series are notes and notebooks related to Mary Roberts Rinehart's writing. In addition to works by Mary Roberts Rinehart, this series contains manuscripts of adaptations of Mary Roberts Rinehart's works by others. Some folders of notes also contain documents written by people other than Rinehart.

Folders are in alphabetical order by title of work, or by subject in the absence of a title. For manuscripts in which the published title is known and is different from the title on the manuscript, the published title is used, with the draft title noted as an alternate title in the scope and content notes for the folder. Larger manuscripts are in alphabetical order in legal-sized document boxes at the end of the series. Notebooks are housed in the last box of the series.


Box 2
Folder 1 "America - 1941"
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Folder 2 "Are Our Women Slackers?", circa 1942
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Folder 3 "Are You Voting This Year?"
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Folder 4 The Avenger. A One Act Play by Mary Roberts Rinehart and Stanley Marshall Rinehart
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Folder 5 "Bar Harbor - Before and After", 1947
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Folder 6 The Bat - A Play of Mystery in Three Acts by Mary Roberts Rinehart and Avery Hopwood - copy 1, circa 1945

Original folder note: "as revised by Mary Roberts Rinehart in 1945."

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Folder 7 The Bat - A Play of Mystery in Three Acts by Mary Roberts Rinehart and Avery Hopwood - copy 2, circa 1945

Original folder note: "as revised by Mary Roberts Rinehart in 1945."

Folder 8 The Bat - new adaptation and screenplay by Crane Wilbur
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Folder 9 The Bat - adapted for television by Walter Kerr, 1960

For "The Dow Hour of Great Mysteries"

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Folder 10 "Before the Drums Beat", 1938
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Folder 11 "Behind the Scenes with the Charity Ball"
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Folder 12 "Being a 'Good Scout,'" circa 1925
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Folder 13 "'Bob' Davis"
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Folder 14 The Breaking Point, 1923
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Folder 15 "Building a Marriage," circa 1942
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Folder 16 "A Cake for Mr. Hitler: A Tish Story", 1941
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Folder 17 "Can Women Stop Crime?", 1933
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Folder 18 "Capital Punishment"
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Folder 19 "The Country's Stepchildren," 1945
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Box 3
Folder 1 Dangerous Days scenario, 1919

Continuity by Charles Kenyon.

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Folder 2 "Dear Mr. President"
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Folder 3 "Dinner for the Ambassador"
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Folder 4 "The Door That Would Not Stay Closed", 1941
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Folder 5 "Dorothy Dresses for Dinner", 1941
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Folder 6 "Drama in Everyday Living," circa 1938
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Folder 7 "The Fallacy of Freedom", 1934
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Folder 8 "The Family Pays the Bill," circa 1935
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Folder 9 "The Girl Who Hated to Fish"
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Folder 10 "God's Fool" scenario, 1919

Continuity by J.G. Hawks.

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Folder 11 "Going Back" and other articles
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Folder 12 "Hazard" circa 1949

"Hazard" is the published title. Alternate titles include "Dog-sitter," "One Snowy Night."

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Folder 13 "The Hero" and "The Tragedy" - notes, circa 1928
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Folder 14 "I Speak for Wives," circa 1937

Alternate title: "The Case for Wives."

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Folder 15 "If I Had a Daughter"
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Folder 16 "If Only It Were Yesterday" circa 1949

Alternate title: "The Perfect Alibi"

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Folder 17 "The Increasing Repute of the Crime Story", 1930
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Folder 18 "The Inside Story"
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Folder 19 The Lark - original motion picture scenario, 1926
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Folder 20 "The Little Lamp", 1913
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Folder 21 "A Lodge in Some Vast Wildnerness", 1929
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Folder 22 "Looking for the Magic Word", 1934
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Folder 23 "The Mad Hatter's Tea Party"
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Folder 24 "The Man Upstairs," circa 1949
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Folder 25 "Marian's Ghost," 1944
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Folder 26 "The Medical Quick Lunch Counter", 1913
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Box 4
Folder 1 "The Missing Make-up"
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Folder 2 "Mr. Caswell Looks Out the Window", 1941
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Folder 3 "Mrs. Forsyth and the Milkman," circa 1945
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Folder 4 "My America", 1926
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Folder 5 "My Country, Right or Left, My Country," 1936
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Folder 6 "A New First Lady Becomes Hostess for the Nation", 1929

Draft title: "A New First Lady Enters The White House."

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Folder 7 "One Night in Spring", 1941
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Folder 8 "The origin of 'The Dog in the Orchard'", 1940
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Folder 9 "Our House", 1942
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Folder 10 "Passing the Theatrical Buck", 1929
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Folder 11 "The Pattern," 1941
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Folder 12 "The Philanderer's Wife", 1938
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Folder 13 Power and Glory - [book review], 1940
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Folder 14 "The Right to Live," 1947
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Folder 15 Roses
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Folder 16 Saturday Evening Post piece
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Folder 17 "The Scandal", 1950
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Folder 18 "The Second Marriage", 1935
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Folder 19 "The Secret", 1943
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Folder 20 "Sidney's Wife", 1906-1908
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Folder 21 "Sophie Kerr"
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Folder 22 "The Splinter", 1954

Draft title: "The Empty Room."

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Folder 23 "The Splinter"

Draft title: "The Splinter Clue."

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Folder 24 "Spreading Christmas Through the Year," 1935
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Folder 25 "Strange Journey: A Tish Story", 1936
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Folder 26 "The Street of Seven Stars" - user copy, pages 1-201, 1914
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Box 5
Folder 1 "The Street of Seven Stars" - user photocopy, pages 202-428, 1914
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Folder 2 "The Street of Seven Stars" - user photocopy, pages 440-595, 1914
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Folder 3 "The Striking Storks," 1907
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Folder 4 Suffrage and voting
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Folder 5 "Taking the Cure in Europe", 1932
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Folder 6 "The Tall Tree", 1935
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Folder 7-10 "Thoughts" column, 1931-1932

Collection of short pieces, some of which were published in Mary Roberts Rinehart's "Thoughts" column in Ladies' Home Journal, circa 1931-32.

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Folder 11 Three Weeks by Elinor Glyn - [book review], circa 1955
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Folder 12 "Tish Disposes of a Body: a Tish Story"
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Folder 13 Tish - film adaptation by Annalee Whitmore and Thomas Seller, 1941
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Folder 14 "To Mother, With Love"
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Folder 15 Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
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Folder 16 "Two Clues to Murder"
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Folder 17 "The Uselessness of Fear", 1935
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Folder 18 Washington Naval Conference pieces

Folder contains "New Ways for Old: War Has Ceased to Be a Profitable Business."

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Folder 19 Washington Naval Conference pieces

Folder contains "The End of the Pageant."

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Folder 20 Washington Naval Conference pieces

Folder contains "The Evidence Against Japan" and "A Liability or an Asset: Which is Japan to Be?"

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Folder 21 Washington novel - notes

Includes manuscript: "Confessions of a Congressman as told to Oliver P. Newman."

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Box 5A
Folder 1-3 "The Street of Seven Stars"

Restricted use: very fragile holograph original. See user photocopy in this series.


Box 6
Folder 1 "Welcome Home: A Christmas Story," 1953
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Folder 2 "Who Will be Nominated?", 1932

Draft title: "Since I Lost My Vote."

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Folder 3 "Willkie Campaign 1940", 1940
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Folder 4 "Women on a Dude Ranch", 1927
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Folder 5 "The Worst Job in the World," 1931

Draft title: "The Human Side of the Presidency." Folder includes letter from The White House.

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Folder 6 "The Young Visitor", 1937
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Folder 7 "Your America, and Mine", 1932
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Folder 8 "Your Child and the Movies", 1931
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Box 7
Folder 1 "The Burned Chair," circa 1949

Folder includes memorandum with comments on manuscript.

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Folder 2 "The Frightened Wife", 1953
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Folder 3 "Great House"
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Folder 4 "I Want an Island"
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Folder 5 "The Lighted Candle," 1935

Folder includes author's proofs.

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Folder 6 "The Little Red Book," circa 1950
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Folder 7 "The Love Affairs of a Freak", 1906
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Folder 8 "The Night of the Party"
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Folder 9 "Parole Refused," 1951
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Folder 10 Poems and stories

Some are fragile. Titles include "Moving Day," "The Cat at the Dog Show," "The Paces of Pegasus," "The Mother Tree," "To My Mirror," "The Tragedy of a Tatooed Man," "The New Union," "In De Full O' De Moon," "Lilies for Peace," and "Out on the Hills Away."

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Folder 11 "The Poisoned Pigeons" - copy 1

Alternate title: "The Dead Pigeons." Typescript and holograph, with pins.

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Folder 12 "The Poisoned Pigeons" - copy 2

Alternate title: "The Dead Pigeons." Typescript.

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Folder 13 The Spider: A Play in One Act
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Box 8
Folder 1 "A Time for Living"
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Folder 2 "To My Boys"

This manuscript of Rinehart's life story was intended for her sons. The content of this hand-written document differs from her published autobiography My Story. The original manuscript is not located in the collection. However, there is a preservation facsimile available for researcher use.

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Folder 3 "To My Boys" - typed transcription prepared by Charlotte Macleod, 1994
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Folder 4 Untitled short story
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Folder 5 World War I notes
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Folder 6 World War I notes - diary of a German officer killed at the Yser, 1914

English translation is included in "No Man's Land" by Mary Roberts Rinehart, published as a magazine article and as chapter 9 of Kings, Queens and Pawns.

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Folder 7 World War I notes - meeting with Albert I, King of the Belgians

Forms the basis of "A Talk With the King of the Belgians" by Mary Roberts Rinehart, published as a magazine article and as chapter 5 of the book Kings, Queens and Pawns. Folder includes envelope given to Mary Roberts Rinehart by King Albert to write on when she interviewed him; the envelope is referenced in chapter 26 of her autobiography My Story.

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Folder 8 World War I notes - report draft
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Folder 9 World War I notes - report notes and draft
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Box 9
Folder 1 World War I notebook - The Business Year Book, 1915
Folder 2 World War I notebook - note pad with cover missing
Folder 3 World War I notebook - Reporters' Note Book
Folder 4 World War I notebook - Letts's Notebook No. 12
Folder 5 Notes for stories - 240 Page Composition Book
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Folder 6 "Time for Living" and other notes - brown notebook with black tape binding
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Folder 7 U.S. presidency notes - 2 notepads - Scratch Book, No. 4026
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Folder 8 Autobiographical notes - Pocket Notes Memo Book
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Folder 9 Autobiographical notes - brown spiral-bound notebook
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Series III. Proofs, circa 1933-1957

Scope and Content Notes:

This series contains galley proofs and plate proofs of stories and books by Mary Roberts Rinehart. Folders are in alphabetical order by title of work.


Box 10
Folder 1 "The Inside Story," 1934
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Folder 2 "The Little General"
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Folder 3 The Mary Roberts Rinehart Crime Book - front matter design sheets, 1957
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Folder 4 The Mary Roberts Rinehart Crime Book - galley proofs, front matter and pages 1-199, 1957
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Folder 5 The Mary Roberts Rinehart Crime Book - plate proofs - front matter to page 200-505, 1957
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Folder 6 The Mary Roberts Rinehart Crime Book - plate proofs - pages 1-200, 1957
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Box 11
Folder 1 The Mary Roberts Rinehart Crime Book - plate proofs - pages 201-505, 1957
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Folder 2 "The Mouse: A Tish Story"
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Folder 3 The State versus Elinor Norton, circa 1933
Folder 4 "Those That Wait"
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Folder 5 "Tish Goes to Jail"
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Folder 6 "The Uselessness of Fear"
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Series IV. Published Works, 1904-1983

Scope and Content Notes:

This series contains published works by and about Mary Roberts Rinehart. Most items are clippings from magazines; the series also includes booklets and issues of magazines.

Subseries 1. Works by Mary Roberts Rinehart, 1904-1983

Scope and Content Notes:

This subseries contains published works written by Mary Roberts Rinehart. Works include romance and crime stories, commentaries and opinion pieces, and autobiographical sketches and travel articles. Clippings are primarily from magazines, including The Saturday Evening Post, Hearst's International - Cosmopolitan, Harper's Bazaar, Good Housekeeping, Ladies' Home Journal, Munsey's Magazine, All-Story Magazine, and The American Magazine. Also in this series are two scrapbooks containing clippings of Mary Roberts Rinehart's early published works.

Works are in alphabetical order by title, primarily grouped in folders by first letter of title. Longer serial works and magazine issues are in their own folders with the full title of the work, in alphabetical order with the other folders. Larger items are in alphabetical order by title of work in an oversize box, Box 32.


Box 12
Folder 1 A, 1907-1941
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Folder 2 B, 1914-1943
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Folder 3 C, 1906-1944
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Folder 4 "Case is Closed," 1951
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Folder 5 "Code No. 31" in The Saturday Evening Post vol. 225 no. 4-5, 1983
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Folder 6 D, 1912-1945
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Folder 7 E, 1930-1945
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Folder 8 F, 1908-1953
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Folder 9 "Four A.M.," 1948
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Folder 10 G, 1910-1932
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Folder 11 "The Great Mistake," 1940
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Folder 12 H, 1908-1950
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Box 13
Folder 1 I-J, 1909-1950
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Folder 2 L, 1907-1942
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Folder 3 M, 1908-1949
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Folder 4 Mary Roberts Rinehart: A Sketch of the Woman and Her Work

Includes "My Creed" and "The Detective Story" by Mary Roberts Rinehart and articles by Grant Overton about Mary Roberts Rinehart and her work.

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Folder 5 "Mary Roberts Rinehart Shows How Truth is Stranger Than Fiction" - user photocopies

Promotional piece about "The After House." Oversize original is in Map Case 1 Drawer 7 in Special Collections Department.

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Folder 6 "Miss Pinkerton," 1932
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Folder 7 "My Story," 1930-1931
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Folder 8 "The Woman Who Was Myself," 1930-1931

Excerpts from "My Story." Includes "Mary Roberts Rinehart's Place in American Fiction" by Grant Overton and a bibliography.

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Folder 9 N, 1926-1929
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Folder 10 O, 1916-1944
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Folder 11 P, 1907-1953
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Folder 12 Q-R, 1908-1926
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Folder 13 S, 1907-1950
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Folder 14 Ta-Th, 1910-1953
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Box 14
Folder 1 "Nat i storbyen" ["That is All"] in Uge-Revyen Nr. 43, 44, 45. 11 Argang, 1953
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Folder 2 "Thoughts" column, circa 1931-1932

Collection of short pieces for Mary Roberts Rinehart's "Thoughts" column in Ladies' Home Journal. Most columns have the heading "Thoughts," with subheadings for individual articles within. Other titles of the column include "Put Your Money to Work And Other Thoughts" and "What We Do With Our Tax Money And Other Thoughts."

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Folder 3 To-Tw, 1906-1943
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Folder 4 "Twenty-three and a Half Hours' Leave" - shorthand - in The Gregg Writer vol XLIV no. 8, 1948

Issue also includes "From History to Mysteries" by Lawrence David Brennan about Mary Roberts Rinehart's secretary, William Sladen.

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Folder 5 "Two Army Christmases" in U.S. Army Recruiting News vol. 2 no. 52, December 25, 1920
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Folder 6 "Two Flights Up," 1926
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Folder 7 U-V, 1908-1912
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Folder 8 W, 1926-1939
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Folder 9 "The Wall," 1938
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Folder 10 Y, 1910-1937
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Folder 11 Brown scrap book - clippings of published poems and stories, 1904-1905
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Folder 12 Red scrapbook - clippings of published stories, 1905

Photostatic copy of "The Detective Story," a poem by Mary Roberts Rinehart, is inserted.

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Box 32
Folder 2 "Dorothy klæder sig om til middag, af" ["Dorothy Dresses for Dinner"] in Hjemmet nr. 8, February 22, 1955
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Folder 3 "The Frightened Wife" - first of four parts - in The Saturday Evening Post vol. 225 no. 33, February 14, 1953
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Folder 4 "Het testament van een jonge vrouw" ["The Frightened Wife"] in Panorama 40ste Jaarg. no 45, November 6, 1953
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Folder 5 "I går var som en lycklig dröm" in Vårt hem Nummer 47 Argang 30, November 19, 1950
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Folder 6 "Klockan 4 på morgonen" in Vårt hem Nummer 37 Argang 31, September 16, 1951
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Folder 7 "Phoenix in New England" in Town & Country vol. 103 no. 4322, July 1949
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Folder 8 "Skandalen" in Vårt hem Nummer 48 Argang 30, November 26, 1950
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Folder 9 "The Woman Behind the Soldier" in McClure's vol. 50 no. 6, April 1918
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Map-case 1
Drawer 7 "Mary Roberts Rinehart Shows How Truth is Stranger than Fiction"

Oversize, fragile. See user photocopies also in this series.

Subseries 2. Works about Mary Roberts Rinehart, 1916-1968

Scope and Content Notes:

This subseries contains clippings of articles written about Mary Roberts Rinehart. Larger clippings and magazines are housed in an oversize box, Box 32.


Box 15
Folder 1 Alger, Edwin - "Who's Behind the Name," November 8, 1930

Transcript of radio broadcast on Mary Roberts Rinehart.

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Folder 2 Clemens, Cyril - "A Visit to Mary Roberts Rinehart" in Biography vol. 8 no. 47, 1936-1937

Includes draft manuscript and letter from Cyril Clemens.

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Folder 3 Landon, Joseph - "Rinehart Novel Appeal," August 5, 1957

Television script about Mary Roberts Rinehart's writing of The After House, for the Bell System's Telephone Time program on ABC-TV. Includes photographs of Claudette Colbert as Mary Roberts Rinehart.

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Folder 4 Young, JoAnn - "Mary Roberts Rinehart's Psychic Adventures" in Fate vol. 12 no. 9 iss. 114, 1959
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Folder 5 Articles about Mary Roberts Rinehart, 1916-1938
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Folder 6 Articles about Mary Roberts Rinehart
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Folder 7 Magazines with articles about Mary Roberts Rinehart, 1931-1932

Contains issues of Save the Surface Magazine, The Writer, The Writer's Own Magazine.

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Folder 8 Magazines with articles about Mary Roberts Rinehart, 1950, 1958

Contains issues of Cue, Current Biography, Nursing World.

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Folder 9-12 Material related to planned television program about Mary Roberts Rinehart, 1966-1968

Notes, scripts, and correspondence between Tom Ashwell, KDKA-TV producer, and Rinehart sons. Program was never produced. Material donated to University of Pittsburgh by Gordon Ramsey, 1972.

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Folder 13 Articles by and about Stanley M. Rinehart, Jr., 1936, 1954

Contains issue of Current Biography

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Box 32
Folder 10 Hellman, Geoffrey T. - "Mary Roberts Rinehart" in Life vol. 20 no. 8, February 25, 1946
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Folder 11 Palmer, Gretta - "I Had Cancer" in Ladies' Home Journal vol. LXIV no. 7, July 1947
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Folder 12 Clippings of articles about Mary Roberts Rinehart, 1927-1934
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Folder 13 Clippings of articles about Mary Roberts Rinehart, 1934-1938

Includes issue of Saturday Review of Literature, undated clippings, and milk carton with Mary Roberts Rinehart biography.

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Series V. Contracts and Business Records, 1906-1962

Scope and Content Notes:

This series comprises contracts assigning rights to Mary Roberts Rinehart's works. Documents pertain to serial rights, book publication rights, foreign publication and translation rights, dramatization rights, dramatic production rights, motion picture rights, radio broadcast rights, and television rights. Agreements are between Mary Roberts Rinehart and various companies and individuals, which are generally listed in the scope and content note for each folder. Included with contracts are related correspondence, statements of payment, and other documents. Also included in this series are business records of Mary Roberts Rinehart that record works sold, rights sold, and prices.


Box 16
Folder 1 Magazine publishing and serial rights, 1921-1924

Parties include McClure's Magazine, Inc., Maximilian Elser for Metropolitan Newspaper Service, Robert H. Davis for The Frank A. Munsey Company.

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Folder 2 Publication and dramatic rights assigned to The Bobbs-Merrill Company, 1909-1913
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Folder 3 Publishing rights assigned to Houghton Mifflin Company, 1913-1918
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Folder 4 Book publishing rights assigned to George H. Doran Company and Doubleday, Doran & Company, 1915-1928

Includes contract with Stanley M. Rinehart.

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Folder 5 Publication rights asigned to Farrar & Rinehart and Rinehart and Co., 1929-1952

Includes one book publishing agreement with The Writer, Inc., 1939.

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Folder 6 Book publication rights in Great Britain, 1915-1950

Parties include Smith Elder & Co., Hodder and Stoughton, Cassell & Company, Farrar & Rinehart, Rinehart & Co.

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Folder 7 Foreign publication and translation rights, 1915-1944

Parties include Curtis Brown, Gyldendalske Boghandel, Ullstein Verlag, Casa Editrice A. Monadori, Palladis R.T., Albert Bonnier.

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Folder 8 Agreements with Mrs. H.C. (Beatrice) DeMille, Cecil B. DeMille, and the DeMille Company regarding dramatic works, 1906-1912
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Folder 9 Dramatization and dramatic production rights, 1906-1916

Parties include T.M. Harton and George M. Harton, C.M. Blanchard and H.W. Brown, Mrs. H.C. DeMille for "Rinehart Roberts" (Mary Roberts Rinehart pseudonym), Henry B. Harris, the Office of Winthrop Ames.

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Folder 10 Motion picture rights, 1915-1919

Parties include Essanay Film Manufacturing Company, George H. Doran, Famous Players Film Company, Paramount Pictures, Inc., R.L. Giffen, Samuel Goldwyn, Rex Beach, Eminent Authors Pictures, Inc.

  • Digitization in progress.
Folder 11 Motion picture rights, 1924-1947

Parties include Famous Players-Lasky Corporation, First National Pictures Inc., Arthur Maude, Douglas MacLean, Fox Film Corporation, Warner Bros. First National Productions Limited.

  • Digitization in progress.
Folder 12 Motion picture rights assigned to Warner Bros. Pictures for "One Hour of Glory" and "The Dog in the Orchard," 1940-1941
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Folder 13 Radio broadcast agreements for The Trumpet Sounds and The Window at the White Cat, 1910-1941

Parties include Stephens College, Farrar & Rinehart, Funk & Wagnalls Company, Knox Reeves Advertising, Bobbs-Merrill Company.

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Folder 14 Television rights, 1952-1956

Parties include Nathan Kroll, CBS Television, Columbia Broadcasting System, MCA, Curtis Brown, Bischoff-Diamond Corporation, Mercury Publications, Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine.

  • Digitization in progress.

Box 17
Folder 1 Dramatic production and motion picture rights to The Amazing Interlude, 1918-1940

Parties include Edward E. Rose, Klaw & Erlanger, George C. Tyler, Frank C. Reilly

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Folder 2 Dramatic production and motion picture rights to The Bat, 1920-1952

Parties include Avery Hopwood, Lincoln Wagenhals, Collin Kemper, Wagenhals & Kemper, Anna Belle Elliot, Samuel French, Harry Brand, Art Cinema Corporation, Trans-Canada Theatres.

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Folder 3 Dramatic production and motion picture rights to The Breaking Point, 1923

Parties include Wagenhals & Kemper, Lincoln A. Wagenhals, Collin Kemper, Caroline F. Wagenhals, Louise B. Kemper, Famous Players-Lasky Corporation.

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Folder 4 Publication, motion picture, and radio broadcast rights to The Circular Staircase, 1908-1956

Parties include The Bobbs-Merrill Company, Doubleday, Doran & Company, Selig Polyscope Company, The George H. Doran Company, CBS Television.

  • Digitization in progress.
Folder 5 Correspondence and agreements related to motion picture rights to The Circular Staircase held by Selig Polyscope Company, 1913-1922

Correspondents include Mary Roberts Rinehart, Stanley Marshall Rinehart, George H. Doran, The Bobbs-Merrill Company, R.L. Giffen for Alice Kauser, Wagenhals & Kemper.

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Folder 6 Motion picture rights to Long Live the King assigned to Jackie Coogan Productions, 1923, 1955

Includes related correspondence and clipping.

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Folder 7 Motion picture rights to Miss Pinkerton assigned to Warner Bros. Pictures and United Artists Associates, 1932, 1959
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Folder 8 Dramatization and dramatic production rights to Seven Days, 1909-1931

Parties include Avery Hopwood, Mrs. H.C. DeMille, Wagenhals & Kemper Company, Selwyn & Company, A. Folmer Hansen, Samuel French.

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Folder 9 Book publishing, motion picture, and radio broadcast rights to various "Tish" works, 1911-1962

Parties include The Bobbs-Merrill Company, Houghton Mifflin Company, George H. Doran Company, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Corporation, Loew's Incorporated, Edward Rose, Augustus Pitou. Also contains correspondence.

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Folder 10 Dramatization and dramatic production rights to various "Tish" works, 1918, 1938

Parties include Edward E. Rose, Augustus Pitou, Inc., Samuel French.

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Folder 11 Documents related to incorporation and dissolution of Mary Roberts Rinehart Incorporated, 1923-1929

Includes tax returns and correspondence.

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Box 18
Carton 1 Index cards recording the rights to works by Mary Roberts Rinehart
Folder 1 A-F
Folder 2 G-R
Folder 3 S-Y
Folder 1 Notebook recording sales of early works, 1904-1905

Notebook was in an envelope with fountain pen. Pen and envelope are in Realia series; photocopy of of explanatory note from envelope is with notebook.

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Folder 2 Lists of works with information on rights, use, and potential use, 1926-1938

Folder also contains two certificates of copyright registration.

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Series VI. Correspondence, 1912-1958

Scope and Content Notes:

This series includes professional and personal correspondence between Mary Roberts Rinehart and various individuals. Rinehart spent a great deal of time responding to her mail. The series contains carbon copies of many letters written by Rinehart, as well as letters written by Dr. Rinehart and by Rinehart's long-time secretary William Sladen on her behalf. Much of the correspondence is between Rinehart and editors and publishers with whom she had professional relationships over several years, such as George Lorimer of The Saturday Evening Post, Loring Schuler of Ladies' Home Journal, and her sons Stan and Ted Rinehart of Farrar & Rinehart. Also included are letters from readers, some of whom were also public figures in their own right. Highlights include letters from Theordore Roosevelt, other U.S. presidents and their wives, and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.


Box 19
Folder 1 A, 1920-1951

George Ade, Franklin P. Adams, Adrian College, American Foundation for the Blind, American Merchant Marine Library Association, American Nurses' Association, Arlington National Cemetery

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Folder 2 "The After House," 1914

Includes correspondence between Thomas M.C. Bram and Roger L. Scaife.

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Folder 3 Alice Kauser, 1915-1930

Bulk of correspondence is from R.L. Giffen, Manager, Alice Kauser Motion Picture Department.

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Folder 4 Alice Kauser, 1919-1920

Primarily royalty statements from R.L. Giffen, Manager, Alice Kauser Motion Picture Department.

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Folder 5 The Amazing Interlude, 1926-1929

Primarily correspondence with Frank C. Reilly. Includes clippings.

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Folder 6 American Play Company, 1928-1938
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Folder 7 Ames, Winthrop, 1913-1917
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Folder 8 Ba - Be, 1920-1953

"Bab" television rights, Irving Bacheller, Belgian medal

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Folder 9 Baldwin, Faith, 1948-1956
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Folder 10 Bar Harbor, 1940-1954
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Folder 11 The Bat, 1919-1921

Primarily correspondence with and royalty statements from Wagenhals & Kemper.

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Folder 12 The Bat, 1921-1922

Primarily correspondence with and royalty statements from Wagenhals & Kemper.

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Folder 13 The Bat, 1932-1954

Primarily royalty statements from Samuel French and Co-National Plays.

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Folder 14 The Bat, 1920-1953

Primarily clippings and programs.

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Box 20
Folder 1 Beach, Rex, 1917
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Folder 2 Belasco, David, 1914-1918
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Folder 3 Bl - Bu, 1915-1956

Maud Ballington Booth, Harold "Hal" Boyle, A.L. Burt Company.

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Folder 4 Breen, F.S. and Carolyn/Caroline, 1920-1921
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Folder 5 C, 1919-1956

James Branch Cabell, Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, Howard Chandler Christy, Irvin S. Cobb, Conference on Crime, George Creel.

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Folder 6 Chapman, William Gerard, 1919-1943
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Folder 7 "The Confession," 1912

Folder includes handwritten confession on which the story is based.

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Folder 8 Coolidge, Calvin, October 26, 1923
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Folder 9 Coolidge, Grace (Mrs. Calvin), 1924-1929
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Folder 10 Cosmopolitan, 1937-1946

Primarily correspondence from Percy Waxman.

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Folder 11 Curtis Brown International Publishing Bureau, 1914-1915
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Folder 12 Curtis Brown International Publishing Bureau, 1915-1916
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Folder 13 Curtis Brown International Publishing Bureau, 1916-1917
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Folder 14 Curtis Brown International Publishing Bureau, 1918-1920
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Folder 15 D, 1918-1954

Richard Harding Davis, Frank Dazey, George H. Doran, Arthur Conan Doyle.

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Folder 16 Davis, George N., 1940-1950
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Folder 17 Davis, Robert H. "Bob," 1920-1921
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Folder 18 DeMille, Mrs. H.C. (Beatrice) and Cecil B., 1913-1921
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Folder 19 Disarmament conference, 1921

Conference is also known as Washington Naval Conference and other names. Folder includes clippings of articles by Mary Roberts Rinehart.

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Folder 20 The Door, 1930-1931

Primarily excerpts from fan mail.

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Folder 21 E, 1931-1956

George Eastman, Ekco Products Company, Ely (information about the Rinehart's Washington, D.C. house).

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Folder 22 Eisenhower, Dwight, November 9, 1956
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Folder 23 Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine, 1941-1954
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Folder 24 Essanay Film Manufacturing Company, 1914
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Box 21
Folder 1 F, 1920-1953

Mrs. Albert B. Fall, Federal World Government, Finnish Relief Fund, flying saucers (Edward R. Murrow radio broadcast transcript), French Society of Authors and Composers (Societe des Auteurs et Compositeurs Dramatique), Frick Art Reference Library.

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Folder 2 Farrar & Rinehart, 1934-1945

Stanley M. Rinehart Jr., Frederick R. Rinehart (Mary Roberts Rinerhart's sons); John Farrar.

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Folder 3 "Finders Keepers," 1927
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Folder 4 G, 1921-1956

Alumni Association of George Washington University, Girl Scouts of the United States of America, Denis Green, The Grolier Society, Frank Gruber.

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Folder 5 Good Housekeeping, 1929-1932

Arthur McKeogh, W. F. Bigelow

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Folder 6 Good Housekeeping, 1932-1945

Arthur McKeogh, W. F. Bigelow.

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Folder 7 "The Great Mistake," 1940-1941

Primarily letters from readers, including Zachariah Chafee Jr., George Creel, and Edward Dermot Doyle.

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Folder 8 Ha - Hel, 1920-1956

Moss Hart, Health Colony Club of Pittsburgh, William Randolph Hearst.

Folder 9 Her - Hu, 1919-1956

Joseph Hergesheimer, Louis W. Hill, Frank S. Hogan, Reverend Alleyne Howell.

Folder 10 Hoover, Herbert, 1931-1958

Includes Lou Henry Hoover (Mrs. Herbert Hoover) and The Hoover Institute and Library.

Folder 11-12 Hopwood, Avery, 1913-1921
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Folder 13 Inaugural Committee, 1929
Folder 14 J, 1927-1956

Will James, Junior Literary Guild.

Folder 15 Johnston, Agnes Christine, 1949-1951
Folder 16 K, 1916-1950

Kauffman's Department Store, W. Langdon Kihn.

Folder 17 King Features Syndicate, 1939
Folder 18 L, 1915-1954

Includes Library of Congress library card, Martin Lamont / Lamont Cinevision, Herbert Lehman, Harold Lloyd, Longines-Wittnauer Watch Company.


Box 22
Folder 1 Ladies' Home Journal, 1917-1931

Loring Schuler.

Folder 2 Ladies' Home Journal, 1931-1947

Loring Schuler.

Folder 3 Ma - Mc, 1929-1954

University of Maine, Bank of the Manhattan Company, Mark Twain Society.

Folder 4 MacDonald, Roberta, Ruby, and Sydney, 1922-1956
Folder 5 Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Corporation, 1934-1941
Folder 6 Mi - My, 1939-1956

Edward R. Murrow, Mystery Writers of America.

Folder 7 Moore, Martin L. and Eva, 1952-1954
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Folder 8 N, 1920-1953

National Tuberculosis Association, Mrs. Ethelbert Nevin (Anne Paul Nevin), The New England Society of Pennsylvania. Letter from Dr. Stanley J.G. Nowak includes Mary Roberts Rinehart's medical history.

Folder 9 Navy Department, 1917-1918

Josephus Daniels, Franklin D. Roosevelt.

Folder 10 Lord Northcliffe, 1915-1930
Folder 11 Nursing and Red Cross, 1915, 1918

Croix Rouge de Belgique, American Red Cross, Pittsburgh Training School for Nurses.

Folder 12 O, 1919, 1952

[Includes correspondence with lawyer about will.]

Folder 13 P, 1918-1956

Frederick G. Payne, Pennsylvania State Museum, People's Foundation, John Pershing, William Lyon Phelps, ZaSu Pitts, Pittsburgh Sun-Telegraph, Plaza Art Auction Rooms, Reginald Pound.

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Folder 14 Paramount Pictures, 1947
Folder 15 The Parker Pen Company, 1930-1953
Folder 16 Public Domain Commission, 1929-1933

Full name of commission is Commission on the Conservation and Administration of the Public Domain. Folder includes letter from Herbert Hoover.

Folder 17 R, 1931-1956

Rinehart, Roberts, John D. Rockefeller, Jr., Rolls Royce.


Box 23
Folder 1 Roberts family history, 1913-1921
Folder 2 Roosevelt, Theodore, 1916-1918

Folder includes autograph letter signed by Theodore Roosevelt, typescript, proof, communications from Corinne Roosevelt Robinson (Mrs. Douglas Robinson).

Folder 3 Sa - Si, 1931-1954

Rafael Sabatini, Salvation Army, Mrs. J. Verner Scaife (Mary), Sherry Netherland Hotel.

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Folder 4 Sm - Sw, 1936-1954

Social Register Association, Social Security Agency, Lawrence E. Spivak, State Department.

Folder 5 Saturday Evening Post, 1913

George Lorimer, Churchill Williams.

Folder 6 Saturday Evening Post, 1914
Folder 7 Saturday Evening Post, 1915
Folder 8 Saturday Evening Post, 1916
Folder 9 Saturday Evening Post, 1917
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Folder 10 Saturday Evening Post, 1917-1922
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Folder 11 Saturday Evening Post, 1923-1925
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Box 24
Folder 1 Saturday Evening Post, 1926-1927
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Folder 2 Saturday Evening Post, 1927-1929
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Folder 3 Saturday Evening Post, 1930-1933
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Folder 4 Saturday Evening Post, 1933-1936
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Folder 5 Saturday Evening Post, 1937-1940
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Folder 6 Saturday Evening Post, 1941-1949
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Folder 7 Saturday Evening Post, 1952-1954
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Folder 8 Saturday Evening Post - payment statements, 1919-1949
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Folder 9 Schwebel, Jacob J., 1923-1950

Jacob J. Schwebel was the attorney for Avery Hopwood's estate. Folder includes correspondence with Wagenhals & Kemper, Samuel French, Farrar & Rinehart; some documentation of Rinehart v. Kemper lawsuit.

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Folder 10 Selwyn & Company, 1914-1917
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Folder 11 Seven Days, 1914-1940

Folder includes correspondence with Jacob J. Schwebel, Elizabeth Marbury, Wagenhals & Kemper, American Play Company.

A scrapbook of clippings of reviews of Seven Days, titled What the Newspapers Say of Seven Days, is shelved in Special Collections, call number PS3535.I73 .S4 1909.

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Folder 12 Spadea Syndicate / James V. Spadea, 1953-1954
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Folder 13 Spiritualism, 1921-1926

Transcripts and notes from seances.

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Box 25
Folder 1 Spiritualism, 1924-1930

Includes correspondence with Arthur Conan Doyle, H. Dennis Bradley.

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Folder 2 T, 1948-1954

Admiral Robert A. Theobald, Theta Sigma Phi.

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Folder 3 "Tish" stories, 1938-1943

Fan mail, review, business correspondence.

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Folder 4 "The Trumpet Sounds," 1926-1931
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Folder 5 "Twenty-three and a Half Hours' Leave," 1928-1938
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Folder 6 Two Flights Up, 1927-1928
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Folder 7 U, 1948, 1953

United World Federalists, Useppa Island Club.

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Folder 8 Unknown
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Folder 9 Wa - Wil, 1944-1954
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Folder 10 Wagenhals & Kemper, 1913-1923
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Folder 11 Wagenhals & Kemper, 1921-1934
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Folder 12 Wagenhals & Kemper, 1922
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Folder 13 Wagenhals & Kemper, 1922-1923
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Box 26
Folder 1 Watkins, Ann / Ann Watkins, Inc., 1925-1931
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Folder 2 Wis - Wy, 1922-1953

Fred A. Wish, World Government News.

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Folder 3 World War I, 1915-1918
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Folder 4 World War I, 1917-1918
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Folder 5 World War I, 1915-1920
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Folder 6 World War I, 1916-1918
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Folder 7 World War I, 1915, 1918
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Folder 8 World War I - permits and passes 1915, 1918
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Folder 9 World War I - internal army report on observation trip in France, March 9, 1918

"Report of Observation Trip through S.O.R." to Major Genearl Edwin F. Glenn from Assistant to Chief of Staff, 83d Div., N.A.

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Folder 10 World War I, 1918

Includes photographs, itinerary for tour of hospitals and other facilities.

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Folder 11 World War I - Dr. Stanley M. Rinehart, 1917-1918

Primarily correspondence received by Dr. Rinehart while serving in the U.S. Army.

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Box 27
Folder 1-4 World War I - family correspondence, 1917-1918
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Folder 5 World War II, 1942

Writers' War Board / Writers' War Committee, U.S. Treasury Department.

Folder 6 World War II, 1942-1943

Writers' War Board, Office of War Information.

Folder 7 World War II, 1943-1944

Writers' War Board.

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Folder 8 World War II, 1944-1946

Writers' War Board, National War Fund.

Folder 9 Y, 1941-1950

Yeatman family - Robert, Martin, Sylvia, Harry.

Folder 10 The Yellow Room, 1945-1946

Letters to and from readers.

Series VII. Photographs and Artwork, 1875-circa 1948

Scope and Content Notes:

This series contains photographs, drawings, prints, and paintings. Subjects include Mary Roberts Rinehart and her family, other individuals, buildings, and places. The drawings, prints, and paintings are primarily illustrations for Mary Roberts Rinehart's works.

Subseries 1. Photographs and Illustrations, 1875-circa 1948

Scope and Content Notes:

This subseries contains black and white photographs of Mary Roberts Rinehart, other individuals, buildings, and scenes. Subjects include Dr. Stanely M. Rinehart, Stanley M. Rinehart Jr., Alan G. Rinehart, Frederick R. Rinehart, other family members, and various indentified and unidentified individuals. Many of the photographs are professional portraits of Mary Roberts Rinehart in formal attire. Portrait photographers include Harris & Ewing, Underwood & Underwood, Shelburne Studios, Otto Sarony Co., and Bachrach. Other photographs depict Mary Roberts Rinehart involved in various activities such as swimming and horseback riding. Family photographs include formal family portraits and informal photographs of the Rinehart family; many appear to have been taken out west at Eaton's Ranch and the Rinehart family's cabin there. Also in this subseries are photographs and drawings used as illustrations in Mary Roberts Rinehart's published works.

The series begins with photographs of Mary Roberts Rinehart, followed by photographs of Mary Roberts Rinehart with other individuals, including family members. These are followed by photographs of other individuals, including family members, without Mary Roberts Rinehart. There are also several photographs of buildings, including Rinehart's houses in Glen Osborne, Pennsylvania, Washington, D.C., and Bar Harbor, Maine, as well as other images. Larger photographs and prints are housed in oversize boxes, Box 32 and Box 33.


Box 28
Folder 1 Mary Roberts Rinehart portrait as a young woman in white
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Folder 2-3 Mary Roberts Rinehart portraits in white
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Folder 4 Mary Roberts Rinehart portrait in white, reading
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Folder 5 Mary Roberts Rinehart portraits: "Time of production of first play, 'The Double Life,'" 1908
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Folder 6 Mary Roberts Rinehart portrait: "When I went to the war - 1915," 1915
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Folder 7 Mary Roberts Rinehart portrait "At Camp Sherman, in 1917," 1917
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Folder 8 Mary Roberts Rinehart portrait at time of publication of The Breaking Point, circa 1921
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Folder 9 Mary Roberts Rinehart portraits in western attire at time of publication of The Breaking Point, circa 1921
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Folder 10 Mary Roberts Rinehart portraits in riding habit
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Folder 11 Mary Roberts Rinehart portrait indoors with bird
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Folder 12 Mary Roberts Rinehart portraits in sleeveless dress with ornamental sash and pearl necklace
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Folder 13 Mary Roberts Rinehart portrait in black dress and circlet
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Folder 14 Mary Roberts Rinehart portraits in white flowered dress, standing by window
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Folder 15 Mary Roberts Rinehart portrait in white flowered dress, seated by fireplace
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Folder 16 Mary Roberts Rinehart portrait in white dress, fur, and pearls
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Folder 17 Mary Roberts Rinehart portraits in sleeveless black dress
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Folder 18 Mary Roberts Rinehart portrait in black dress with jewelled pin
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Folder 19 Mary Roberts Rinehart portrait, 1931
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Folder 20 Mary Roberts Rinehart portraits
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Folder 21 Mary Roberts Rinehart in fur
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Folder 22 Mary Roberts Rinehart in Eastern attire
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Folder 23 Mary Roberts Rinehart at typewriter
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Folder 24-25 Mary Roberts Rinehart seated at desk
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Folder 26-27 Mary Roberts Rinehart working at desk
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Folder 28 Mary Roberts Rinehart at desk
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Folder 29 Mary Roberts Rinehart in theater seat
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Folder 30 Mary Roberts Rinehart portrait on garden steps, in hat and coat
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Folder 31 Mary Roberts Rinehart portraits outside of house
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Folder 32 Mary Roberts Rinehart at bird bath
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Folder 33 Mary Roberts Rinehart "on the Columbia Highway," 1916
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Folder 34 Mary Roberts Rinehart outside cabin in Maine, 1924
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Folder 35 Mary Roberts Rinehart portraits outside her Washington, D.C. house
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Folder 36 Mary Roberts Rinehart outside her Washington, D.C. house
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Folder 37 Mary Roberts Rinehart on patio [in Palm Springs, CA?]
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Folder 38 Mary Roberts Rinehart outdoors
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Folder 39 Mary Roberts Rinehart outdoors in blanket coat
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Folder 40 Mary Roberts Rinehart outdoors in white dress and hat, with scarf
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Folder 41 Mary Roberts Rinehart with "the little horse which took me on the trip with Howard Eaton," 1915
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Box 29
Folder 1 Mary Roberts Rinehart out West
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Folder 2 Mary Roberts Rinehart at Eatons' Ranch cabin
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Folder 3 Mary Roberts Rinehart on porch with bandaged dog
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Folder 4 Mary Roberts Rinehart outdoors with parrot
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Folder 5 Mary Roberts Rinehart feeding deer
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Folder 6 Mary Roberts Rinehart fishing
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Folder 7 Mary Roberts Rinehart at Eatons' Ranch and fishing - negatives
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Folder 8 Mary Roberts Rinehart deep-sea fishing - photographs and negatives
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Folder 9 Mary Roberts Rinehart hunting
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Folder 10 Mary Roberts Rinehart with saddle horse
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Folder 11 Mary Roberts Rinehart driving
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Folder 12 Mary Roberts Rinehart swimming
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Folder 13 Mary Roberts Rinehart on cobble shore
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Folder 14 Mary Roberts Rinehart with boat, "in Florida after operation - stormy day"
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Folder 15 Mary Roberts Rinehart - trip to Mexico, 1918
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Folder 16 Mary Roberts Rinehart with stunt plane
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Folder 17 Mary Roberts Rinehart in Hollywood with DeMille brothers and Douglas Fairbanks
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Folder 18 Mary Roberts Rinehart in makeup chair, circa 1925
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Folder 19 Mary Roberts Rinehart on stage set
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Folder 20 Mary Roberts Rinehart and others, outdoors in costume
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Folder 21 Mary Roberts Rinehart and others, on board the Greyhound
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Folder 22 Mary Roberts Rinehart with unidentified individuals, May 18, 1935
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Folder 23 Mary Roberts Rinehart at Tom's Island, with unidentified individuals July 13, 1935
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Folder 24 Mary Roberts Rinehart seated on steps with unidentified man
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Folder 25 Mary Roberts Rinehart - publicity photo with telephone girls at Bar Harbor Club, Maine, 1948
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Folder 26 Mary Roberts Rinehart on tennis court with unidentified child
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Folder 27 Mary Roberts Rinehart on beach with unidentified man
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Folder 28 Mary Roberts Rinehart in car with policeman and unidentified woman
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Folder 29 Mary Roberts Rinehart portrait with sister Olive Roberts, as children
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Folder 30-31 Mary Roberts Rinehart with Dr. Stanley M. Rinehart
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Folder 32 Mary Roberts Rinehart and Dr. Stanley M. Rinehart - trip to Middle East, 1925
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Folder 33 Rinehart family portraits - Mary Roberts Rinehart with young sons
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Folder 34 Rinehart family portraits, 1909, 1915
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Folder 35 Rinehart family [in Austria?]
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Folder 36-37 Mary Roberts Rinehart and family - horsepacking expeditions out West
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Box 30
Folder 1 Mary Roberts Rinehart and family - horsepacking expeditions out West
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Folder 2 Rinehart family with Blackfeet Indian tribe, 1916
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Folder 3 Mary Roberts Rinehart in Hollywood with Alan and Ted Rinehart
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Folder 4 Rinehart family portrait - Mary Roberts Rinehart on steps with adult sons
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Folder 5 Rinehart family - Mary Roberts Rinehart with son Alan and daughter-in-law Gratia [?]
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Folder 6 Rinehart family - silhouettes of various family members on porch
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Folder 7 Rinehart family out West
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Folder 8 Rinehart family at Eatons' Ranch
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Folder 9 Rodeo - Eatons' Ranch?
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Folder 10 Rodeos and Rinehart family at Eatons' Ranch - negatives
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Folder 11 Rinehart family, outdoors
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Folder 12 Dr. Stanley M. Rinehart portrait as a young man
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Folder 13 Dr. Stanley M. Rinehart in his office in Jenkins Arcade, June 4, 1915
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Folder 14 Dr. Stanley M. Rinehart in riding attire
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Folder 15 Dr. Stanley M. Rinehart outdoors in suit and hat
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Folder 16 Dr. Stanley M. Rinehart fishing and boating
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Folder 17 Dr. Stanley M. Rinehart seated by the water
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Folder 18 Dr. Stanley M. Rinehart portrait
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Folder 19 Stanley M. Rinehart Jr. at Lake Erie as a child, 1899
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Folder 20 Stanley M. Rinehart Jr. [?] as a child, in baseball uniform with teammates
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Folder 21 Stanley M. Rinehart Jr. as an adult, 1933
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Folder 22 Rinehart sons as boys on pilings at the shore
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Folder 23 Portrait of unidentied Rinehart son
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Box 31
Folder 1 Alan Rinehart as an adult - portrait and candid photographs
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Folder 2 Alan Rinehart in western attire
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Folder 3 Rinehart family wedding [Alan Rinehart and Gratia Houghton?], 1925
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Folder 4 Gratia Houghton Rinehart outdoors with parrot and fishing
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Folder 5 Gratia Houghton Rinehart with child, possibly Gratia "Topsy" Rinehart
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Folder 6 Rinehart family at the beach
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Folder 7 Frederick "Ted" Rinehart [?] as an adult, with child
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Folder 8 Cornelia Gilleland Roberts (Mrs. Tom Roberts)
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Folder 9 Gilleland family gravestones
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Folder 10 Thomas B. Roberts portraits, 1875-1878
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Folder 11 Olive Roberts Barton (Mrs. Lowrie Barton) portrait with her daughters
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Folder 12 George Doran portrait
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Folder 13 General Edwin F. Glenn with horse
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Folder 14 Christian R. Holmes portrait
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Folder 15 Albert I and Elisabeth, King and Queen of the Belgians
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Folder 16 Queen Mary of England
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Folder 17 Joseph P. Tumulty autographed portrait
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Folder 18 "Rex Beach and one of his specimens from Colombia"
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Folder 19 Iguana on trip to Panama, 1916
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Folder 20 Unidentified man and woman at cabin at Eatons' Ranch
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Folder 21 Unidentified females
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Folder 22 Unidentified males
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Folder 23 Buildings - Glen Osborne house
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Folder 24 Buildings - cabin, possibly at Eatons' Ranch
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Folder 25 Buildings - Massachusetts Avenue house, Washington, D.C., circa 1927
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Folder 26 Buildings - Washington, D.C. monuments
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Folder 27 Buildings - Bar Harbor house
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Folder 28 Buildings - unidentified
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Folder 29 World War I - European front
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Folder 30 World War I - European front and U.S.S. Pennsylvania
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Folder 31 Unidentified people and places
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Folder 32 Bracker, M. Leone - illustration for The Case of Jennie Brice

Caption: "Lida was all sympathy and sweetness."

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Folder 33 Christy, Howard Chandler - sketch of Mary Roberts Rinehart
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Folder 34 Preston, May Wilson - illustration
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Folder 35 Preston, May Wilson - illustrations
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Folder 36-38 Weber, S.S.S. - illustration for "The Little General"
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Folder 39 Wittmack, E.F. - "Messrs. Plumb ~ Rinehart and Rinehart Shooting Pheasants in High Silk Hats and Spats." - print
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Folder 40 Images used in Improbable Fiction by Jan Cohn
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Box 32
Folder 14 Mary Roberts Rinehart portrait with bead necklace and fan
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Folder 15 Mary Roberts Rinehart portraits in fur, 1917
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Folder 16 Mary Roberts Rinehart portraits in nurse's uniform
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Folder 17 Mary Roberts Rinehart on pier with net
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Folder 18 Mary Roberts Rinehart in kitchen with chef
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Folder 19 Mary Roberts Rinehart portraits in floral dress, outside
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Folder 20-22 Rinehart family portraits - Mary Roberts Rinehart with three sons as children, 1909
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Folder 23 Mary Roberts Rinehart and Dr. Stanley M. Rinehart on horseback, in front of adobe building
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Folder 24 Dr. Stanley M. Rinehart portrait in military uniform
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Folder 25 Dr. Stanley M. Rinehart portrait
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Folder 26 Rinehart family - portraits of two sons (unidentified) as boys
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Folder 27 Stanley M. Rinehart, Jr. portrait in military uniform
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Folder 28 Stanley M. Rinehart, Jr. portrait
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Folder 29 Stanley M. Rinehart, Jr. with son George Herbert Doran Rinehart as a baby
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Folder 30 Alan Rinehart portrait in U.S. Marine Corps uniform, circa 1918
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Folder 31 Albert I, King of the Belgians - autographed portrait, 1915
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Folder 32 Stills from Mary Roberts Rinehart plays
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Box 33
Folder 3 Mary Roberts Rinehart portrait at time of production of Seven Days, circa 1909-1910
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Folder 4 Mary Roberts Rinehart portrait with ermine muff
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Folder 5 Mary Roberts Rinehart portraits in academic regalia at time of receiving honorary doctorate, circa 1923
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Folder 6 Mary Roberts Rinehart portraits in fur and pearls
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Folder 7 Mary Roberts Rinehart portraits, circa 1948

Includes portrait used as frontispiece for My Story: A New Edition and Seventeen New Years.

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Folder 8 Mary Roberts Rinehart portrait in dark dress and pearls
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Folder 9 Mary Roberts Rinehart portraits at desk
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Folder 10 Mary Roberts Rinehart portrait in periwinkle gown - color prints of painting by Howard Chandler Christy
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Folder 11 Portrait of unidentified Rinehart son as a young man
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Subseries 2. Artwork, 1909-1936

Scope and Content Notes:

The pieces in this subseries, created as illustratrions for Mary Roberts Rinehart's books and stories, are on display on the third floor of Hillman Library and in the Special Collections Reading Room.

Christy, Howard Chandler - illustration for The Man in the Lower Ten - watercolor, 1909
Christy, Howard Chandler - illustration for The Amazing Adventures of Letitia Carberry - watercolor and charcoal, 1911
Christy, Howard Chandler - illustration for The Amazing Adventures of Letitia Carberry - watercolor and charcoal, 1911
Cootes, F. Graham - illustration for The Window at the White Cat - charcoal and crayon, circa 1918
Fisher, Harrison - illustration for When a Man Marries, 1909
Flagg, James Montgomery - illustration for "Cynara" - watercolor, 1924
Preston, May Wilson - illustration for "That Awful Night" - watercolor, 1910
Preston, May Wilson - illustration for "Tish Goes to Jail" - watercolor, 1936
Ralph, Lester - illustration for The Circular Staircase - charcoal and crayon, circa 1908
Ralph, Lester - illustration for The Circular Staircase - charcoal and crayon, circa 1908

Series VIII. Realia, 1918-1953

Scope and Content Notes:

This series contains objects that belonged to Mary Roberts Rinehart. They include awards presented to her, mementos from her travels in Europe during World War I, and items from her desk, including those she used in her writing. Specific references to some of the items, such as those obtained during World War I travels, can be found in her writings, such as My Story and Kings, Queens and Pawns. Letters related to some of the awards she received can be found in the Correspondence series. Some of the desktop items, such as the silver inkstand with inkwell and the dial barometer, can seen in photographs in the Photographs, Drawings, and Artwork series. Notable items in the series include a long pair of scissors and a small jar of straight pins. A note with the scissors indicates that Mary Roberts Rinehart often edited her manuscripts by cutting up pages and pinning sections of text together in a different order. Evidence of this practice can be seen in some manuscripts in the Manuscripts and Notes series.

Box 34 1. Academic hood
2. Black Sengbusch dip pen
3. Circular clear plastic paperweight with shells embedded
4. Compass in green dish with clear cover (compass is unattached)
5. Dial barometer and Abercrombie & Fitch clock mounted in metal desktop stand (compass is unattached)

"TS JUVENIA FRANCE" engraved on back of clock and barometer.

6. Devotional scapular and medal sewn on to card, with silk case

A scapular is referenced in chapter 24 of My Story by Mary Roberts Rinehart.

7. Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine award: Bacon pistol and wooden plaque, 1951
8. Fragment of artillery shell removed from brain of soldier, wrapped in gauze, with explanatory note on envelope

Referenced in "The Cause" in Kings, Queens and Pawns by Mary Roberts Rinehart

9. Framed letter and medal of Queen Elisabeth from the Belgian Embassy to honor Mary Roberts Rinehart's service to Belgium, December 10, 1919
10. Glass ashtray with MRR monogram
11. Medal: Monvment Commemoratif De La Bataille De La Marne, 1932
12. Medal: Exposition of Women's Arts and Industries Cancer Award, 1947
13. MWA [Mystery Writers of America] award: cermaic bust of Edgar Allen Poe, 1953

See accompanying Edgar Allen Poe Award certificate in Personal Documents and Ephemera series.

14. Model of circular staircase
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Item is on display in Reading Room of Special Collections Department.

15. Narrow sterling silver Grogan Company tray engraved with MRR monogram and ornate floral design
17. Ornate round metal box with hinged lid and inlaid stones and/or colored glass
18. Pair of long scissors with explanatory note on tag and envelope

"MRR cut ruthlessly into her yellow paper originals and typed first copies, wrote in and pinned pieces together with common pins."

19. Paperweight commemorating 100th anniversary of Joseph Horne Company, circa 1949
20. Parker fountain pen with explanatory note on envelope

Notebook referenced on envelope is in Contracts and Business Records series.

21. Pennsylvania Ambassador citation: engraved aluminum plaque, 1945
22. Plastic cube paperweight
23. Promotional "prescription" for The Doctor, with half of capsule and box

Prescription was originally folded inside capsule. Address on box: Stanley D. Mayer, Esq, Fantasy Magazine, 950 Heberton Ave., Pittsburgh, Pa.

24. Sengbusch inkwell - black plastic (lid is cracked) with clear glass jar inside
25. Short glass jar filled with straight pins
26. Silver figurine of horn player with inset stones or colored glass
27. Square glass inkwell with hinged sterling silver Grogan Company lid engraved with monogram and ornate floral design

Goes with sterling silver monogrammed inkstand

28. Sterling silver cigarette box with hinged lid and wood interior

Contains two cigarette, pencil, and explanatory note: "MRR smoked constantly as she wrote!"

29. Sterling silver Grogan Company inkstand, engraved with MRR monogram and ornate floral design

Goes with glass inkwell with sterling silver monogrammed lid

30. Sterling silver letter opener
31. Theta Sigma Phi Achievement Award: ceramic tile (broken) 1952
32. Wooden crucifix with ivory Christ figure (broken)

A crucifix is referenced in chapter 25 of My Story by Mary Roberts Rinehart, and one is depicted on the plate opposite page 563 in My Story: A New Edition and Seventeen New Years.

33. World War I era silver plated box with Richard Caton Woodville battle scene and Rudyard Kipling quote

Lid depicts battle scene after R. Caton Woodville, with Rudyard Kipping quote: "Who stands if freedom fall? Who dies if England live?"