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titleCarlton Lake Art Collection
locationUniversity of Texas, Austin
collection titleThe Carlton Lake Art Collection is comprised mainly of sculptural works, paintings and paper works by modern French artists, most of whom had some connection to the French literary scene. The works of Christian Bérard, Félix Hilaire Buhot, Jean Cocteau, Raoul Dufy, André Hellé, Jean Hugo, Valentine Hugo, Berthe Morisot, Armand Rassenfosse, Odilon Redon, Arthur Rimbaud, Sir Francis Rose, and Ivan Thiele dominate the collection. Other prominent artists represented include Bac, Berrichon, Bonnard, Calder, Cézanne, Cosway, Dumas fils, Ionesco, de Groux, Jacob, John, Marceau, Monnier, Picasso, Rodin, Stein, and Toulouse-Lautrec.

Biographical Sketch
Carlton Lake (born 1915, Brockton, Massachusetts; died 2006, Austin, Texas) was the curator of the French Collection at the Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center. He was the Paris art critic for the Christian Science Monitor (1950-1965), as well as a regular contributor to the Atlantic Monthly, and other periodicals. He is the author of In Quest of Dali, 1969; Confessions of a Literary Archaeologist, 1990; co-author (with Françoise Gilot, Picasso's ex-mistress) of Life with Picasso, 1964; editor of A Dictionary of Modern Painting, 1956; and has authored and co-authored other books.

Lake graduated from the Boston University College of Liberal Arts (1936), and Columbia University (M.A. in Italian, 1937). He did doctoral studies at New York University's Institute of Fine Arts, as well as at the École du Louvre, the Sorbonne, and the Collège de France. He was also in the Marines during World War II.

Lake started collecting in 1936, and when he moved to France after World War II, his collecting advanced and broadened. He put together a major research collection by acquiring primary works, as well as the background material on the writers and their environment, which give context to those primary works. The entire Lake Collection at the HRHRC (of which the Carlton Lake Art Collection is one part) includes manuscripts, books, music, and photography.

Carlton Lake curated the HRHRC exhibitions Baudelaire to Beckett: A Century of French Art & Literature, 1976; and No Symbols Where None Intended (a Samuel Beckett exhibition), 1984. He co-curated an exhibition on Henri-Pierre Roché (the author of Jules et Jim) in 1991.

Lake was a full-time resident of Paris 1950-1975, and then divided his time between France and the U.S. 1976-1984. Before his position as curator of the French Collection, Lake served as a consultant to the Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center from 1969 to 1975.

extent38 boxes, 1 flat file drawer (1,093 items)
formatsArtwork Drawings Prints
accessAccess to items in the Art Collection requires some advance notice. Access to paintings and sculpture is by appointment only.
record sourcehttp://www.lib.utexas.edu/taro/uthrc/00211/hrc-00211.html#restrictlink
finding aidAn unpublished finding aid with folder-level control is available in the repository and on the Internet
acquisition informationPurchase and gift, 1965-1998
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titleCarlton Lake Collection of French Manuscripts, 1377-2000, undated
locationUniversity of Texas, Austin
collection titleFor over six decades, Carlton Lake acquired approximately 350,000 French literary materials, including manuscripts, photographs, works of art, broadsides, galleys, musical scores, and others. The majority of the papers represent French writers, musicians, and artists of the late 19th and early 20th century, though included are earlier materials, such as letters from the era of Napoleon. While the majority of the materials are written in the French language, English, German, Russian, and Spanish language materials also appear.
extent303 document boxes, 25 oversize boxes, 16 bound volumes, 5 galley folders, 96 oversized folders (127.26 linear feet)
formatsManuscript Photographs Artwork
accessOpen for research; permission from copyright holders must accompany photo duplication requests for material created by Pierre Albert-Birot, Jean Cocteau, Robert Desnos, Marcel Duchamp, Helen Hessel, James Joyce, and Henri-Pierre Roché.
record sourcehttp://www.lib.utexas.edu/taro/uthrc/00291/hrc-00291p1.html
finding aidAn unpublished finding aid with folder-level control is available in the repository and on the Internet
acquisition informationPurchases and gifts, 1966-2002 (R3087, R4833, R5161, R4833, R5881-5886, R7146-7149, G846, G2284, R13375, G101713, G12083)
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titleMusic in the Carlton Lake Collection, 1817-1987
locationUniversity of Texas, Austin
collection titleThe Carlton Lake Collection of Manuscripts encompasses a large number of mostly French manuscript and printed musical works from the nineteenth and twentieth centuries with particular emphasis on such early twentieth-century classical composers as Debussy, Dukas, Fauré, Ravel, and Roussel.
extent264 items, interfiled with the Lake literary manuscripts
formatsManuscript Scores Sheet Music
accessOpen for research.
record sourcehttp://www.lib.utexas.edu/taro/uthrc/00298/hrc-00298.html
finding aidAn unpublished finding aid with folder-level control is available in the repository and on the Internet
acquisition informationPurchase and gift, 1965-1998
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titlePierre LouĂżs Papers, 1839-1934 (bulk 1891-1919).
locationUniversity of Texas, Austin
collection titleManuscripts, correspondence, and assorted personal and third-party papers make up the Carlton Lake Collection of the French poet and novelist Pierre Louÿs and shed considerable light on his professional and private life. Louÿs's entire career is represented in the Works series, from juvenilia to posthumously published verse, although with more emphasis on his poetic than his prose works. Correspondence is the largest series in the collection. The largest single correspondence is with Louis Loviot, friend and fellow man of letters. Other correspondents are Louÿs's half-brother Georges Louis, the historian and novelist André Lebey, writer Claude Farrère, writer Natalie Clifford Barney, actress and journalist Musidora, Wilde biographer Robert Harborough Sherard, and his mistress Claudine Roland.

Bio/History:
French novelist and poet.

Language:
French; All materials are in French.
extent9 boxes (3.78 linear feet).
formatsWritings Correspondence Personal Papers
accessOpen for research
record linkhttp://www.lib.utexas.edu/taro/uthrc/00297/hrc-00297.html
record sourcehttp://www.loc.gov/coll/nucmc/
finding aidAn unpublished finding aid with folder-level control is available in the repository and on the Internet.
acquisition informationForms part of the Carlton Lake Collection of French Manuscripts
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titleJean Cocteau Papers, (bulk 1910-1928).
locationUniversity of Texas, Austin
collection titleThe early personal and professional life of the French poet, novelist, artist, playwright, and filmmaker Jean Cocteau is documented in this collection of manuscripts, correspondence, personal papers, notebooks, drawings, financial and legal documents, and third-party papers, drawn largely from his personal archives.

Bio/History:
French poet, novelist, artist, playwright, and filmmaker.

Language:
All materials are in French.
extent11 boxes (4.62 linear feet), 6 oversize folders, 1 bound volume, and 1 galley folder
formatsManuscript Correspondence Personal Papers Legal Papers Financial Records
accessOpen for research. Permission from copyright holder must accompany photoduplication requests for Jean Cocteau materials.
record sourcehttp://www.lib.utexas.edu/taro/uthrc/00292/hrc-00292.html
finding aidAn unpublished finding aid with folder-level control is available in the repository and on the Internet
acquisition informationForms part of the Carlton Lake Collection of French Manuscripts.
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titleGertrude Stein Collection, 1914-1973 [bulk 1946-1967].
locationUniversity of Texas, Austin
collection titleManuscripts, correspondence, financial and legal documents, address books, and personal papers make up the Gertrude Stein Collection. The material was collected by Alice B. Toklas after Stein's death and includes a large amount of Toklas's incoming correspondence. The collection is arranged in four series: I. Works, 1930-1945 (1 box); II. Correspondence, 1928-1946 (1 box); III. Personal Papers, 1914-1959 (1 box); and IV. Alice B. Toklas, 1920-1973 (bulk 1947-1967) (6 boxes).

Stein's writings are represented by three titles in the Works series. Composition as Explanation was originally a lecture delivered at Oxford and Cambridge in 1926; later that year it appeared in The Dial and in book form from Leonard and Virginia Woolf's Hogarth Press. "From Dark to Day" is a two-page depiction of couturier Pierre Balmain that appeared in Vogue in 1945. The dossier of items relating to the publication of Before the Flowers of Friendship Faded Friendship Faded documents not only various stages in Stein's creation of this work, but also the conflicts between Stein and Georges Hugnet, whose collection of French poems, Enfances, was originally to have been published along with Stein's. The two disagreed over whether Stein's work was a translation of Hugnet's or an original work loosely based on it and could not come to an agreement on how the two authors should be credited in the book. Also included are letters from composer Virgil Thomson, who had introduced them to each other in 1927, trying to reconcile their differences.

The Correspondence series contains a large number of Stein's letters to Hugnet from the period of their first acquaintance until their final break. Incoming letters are concerned with matters of publication and include correspondence from her American publisher, Random House, and her English agents, Pearn, Pollinger & Higham, Ltd. (later known as David Higham Associates, Ltd.). All correspondence in this and other series is arranged alphabetically by author or recipient.

Among the Personal Papers are an address book, various contracts, and miscellaneous financial records. Of particular interest in this series are documents concerning Stein's art collection: two insurance policies (dated 1935 and 1938) with Lloyds of London with itemized schedules and appraisals of the paintings, and three appraisals made for Alice Toklas after Stein's death (1958 and undated).

The largest series is devoted to Alice B. Toklas. It includes a few random pages from autobiographical writings; a small number of letters to other correspondents, either drafts or returned letters; an address book and other personal and financial papers; and a large incoming correspondence from such writers as literary agent Mrs. William Aspenwall Bradley, actor Sandy Campbell, historian Bernard Faÿ, Stein scholar Donald C. Gallup, attorneys Edgar Allan Poe and Russell M. Porter, composer Virgil Thomson, and writer Carl Van Vechten, who served as Stein's literary executor. Many of these letters, mostly dating from the last few years of Toklas's life, are filled with expressions of concern for the state of her health or her misfortune in losing Gertrude Stein's art collection to the Stein family. Letters to Toklas's companion, Madeleine Charrière, have been interfiled with those to Toklas herself, and a few of these letters are dated after Toklas's death. A peculiarity of this collection is that Toklas herself evidently made a practice of ripping up letters once she had answered them; approximately one-third are torn into large pieces. Fortunately, all the pieces have been preserved. Among the personal papers are a very small number of recipes, some in Toklas's hand, and transcripts of letters written by admirers of Stein on the occasion of the exhibit "Hommage à Gertrude Stein" organized in 1965 in Paris by the American Cultural Center.

Bio/History:
Gertrude Stein (1874-1946), writer, art collector, and salonniste./ Alice B. Toklas (1877-1967), companion and secretary to Gertrude Stein, and writer./ Leo Stein (1872-1947), artist and writer.
extent9 boxes (3.78 linear feet), 1 oversize folder.
formatsCorrespondence Financial Records Legal Papers Manuscript Personal Papers
accessOpen for research.
record linkhttp://www.lib.utexas.edu/taro/uthrc/00296/hrc-00296.html
record sourcehttp://www.lib.utexas.edu/taro/uthrc/00296/hrc-00296.html
finding aidAn unpublished finding aid with folder-level control is available in the repository and on the Internet.
acquisition informationGifts of Carlton Lake and purchase, 1970, 1985, 1997.
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titleMaurice SailletCollection of Sylvia Beach and Shakespeare and Company, 1917-1976, (bulk 1919-1964).
locationUniversity of Texas, Austin
collection titleThe collection comprises correspondence and other manuscript material, photographs, and printed ephemera documenting the life and activities of Sylvia Beach. It was assembled by Saillet, a close friend of Beach and a student of modern French literature.

Beach's relationship with Adrienne Monnier, together with her role as publisher of James Joyce's novel Ulysses, and as proprietor of Shakespeare and Company (the bookstore she operated in Paris from 1919 to 1941) are emphasized. Significant materials held include Beach's correspondence to Monnier from 1919 to 1955, together with subscribers' lists for Shakespeare and Company and for the first edition of Ulysses.

Correspondents include Hélène Baltrusaitis, Bryher, Katherine Dudley, T. S. Eliot, Stuart Gilbert, Maria Jolas, D. H. Lawrence, Jackson Mathews, Charles Mauron, Adrienne Monnier, Marie Monnier, Katherine Anne Porter, Howard C. Rice, Maurice Saillet, Stephen Spender, Camilla Steinbrug, and Thornton Wilder.
extent4 boxes (1.68 linear feet), 1 oversize flat folder
formatsCorrespondence Manuscript Photographs Ephemera
accessOpen for research. Permission from copyright holder must accompany photoduplication requests for James Joyce materials.
record sourcehttp://www.lib.utexas.edu/taro/uthrc/00116/hrc-00116.html
finding aidAn unpublished finding aid with folder-level control is available in the repository and on the internet
acquisition informationAcquired by purchase, 1986. Forms part of the Carlton Lake Collection of French Manuscripts
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titleLibrairie Dorbon-aîné Records, 1894-1954
locationUniversity of Texas, Austin
collection titleCorrespondence, handwritten and typed manuscripts, proofs of creative works, music manuscripts, printed material, and financial, legal and publicity records document the work of bookseller and publisher Librairie Dorbon-aîné. The bulk of the collection is comprised of

Series II. Works by Authors, which contains manuscripts of authors published by Librairie Dorbon-aîné. All stages of the publication process, as evidenced by the presence of original manuscripts, proofs with corrections, and final proofs, are well documented for such works as Aspects sentimentaux du front Anglais (1917) and L'Amphitryon d'aujourd'hui: Introduction à la vie gourmande (1936). Also present are proofs of an unpublished article detailing the founding of Librairie Dorbon-aîné by Louis Dorbon and a few pieces of correspondence from Marc Pincherle, an associate of Librairie Dorbon-aîné.

Series III. constitutes the smallest portion of the papers but provides crucial information about the internal workings of the Librairie. Included in this series are original designs for the Librairie Dorbon-aîné logo and a dossier of subscription requests for Dorbon-aîné's elite book club, Les bibliophiles fantaisistes.

Bio/History:
20th century bookselling and publishing firm started by Louis Dorbon.
extent13 boxes (5.46 linear feet)
formatsCorrespondence Manuscript Writings Financial Records Legal Papers
accessOpen for research
record sourcehttp://www.lib.utexas.edu/taro/uthrc/00295/hrc-00295.html
finding aidAn unpublished finding aid with folder-level control is available in the repository and on the Internet.
acquisition informationForms part of the Carlton Lake Collection of French Manuscripts.
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titleValentine Hugo Papers, 1872-1968.
locationUniversity of Texas, Austin
collection titleCorrespondence, manuscripts, notes, journals, diaries, artwork, legal, financial and personal documents, photographs, printed material, and photocopies document the life of Valentine Hugo from 1872-1968. Included in the Works series are a number of drafts of articles and notes relating to friends of Valentine Hugo such as Constantin Brancusi, Paul Éluard, Raymond Radiguet, and Erik Satie.

Also present are a number of manuscripts for radio broadcasts written in the 1950s and 1960s about her early artistic career and acquaintances.

Correspondence with Valentine's mother Zélie Gross comprises almost two thirds of the Letters series and a substantial portion of the Recipient series. Other notable correspondents in the Recipient series include Marie Laure, Romola Nijinsky, and André de Badet. Most of the materials in the Other Papers series are Valentine's own personal papers, such as her passport and birth certificate, and works or correspondence by other authors. A large part of materials in this series involve Jean Hugo, Valentine's husband, and legal documents, personal documents, and works by Valentine's mother, Zélie Gross, or father, Auguste Gross.

Bio/History:
French artist, author, and surrealist.

Language:
French; Material is mostly in French, with a few pieces in English.
extent21 boxes (8.82 linear feet).
formatsCorrespondence Diaries Artwork Legal Papers Financial Records
accessOpen for research.
record sourcehttp://www.lib.utexas.edu/taro/uthrc/00293/hrc-00293.html
finding aidAn unpublished finding aid with folder-level control is available in the repository and on the Internet.
acquisition informationForms part of the Carlton Lake Collection of French Manuscripts./
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titleFrançoise Gilot Collection, 1944-1965
locationUniversity of Texas, Austin
collection titleWhile the collection is primarily made up of the working drafts for Gilot's work Life with Picasso, (written in collaboration with Carlton Lake), a substantial portion is comprised of the correspondence received by Pablo Picasso during the years 1948-1951.

Series I. Works, includes the earliest corrected typescript of the first draft of Life with Picasso with corrections primarily in the hand of Carlton Lake. In addition, an untitled play that Gilot apparently wrote near the beginning of her relationship with Picasso is also present. Gilot and Lake used the documents present in the second and third series during the writing of their book. Some of the letters have identifying notations made in the hand of Carlton Lake. Several of them were recorded verbatim in Life with Picasso, while others demonstrate Gilot's restraint in what she revealed in the book.

Series II. is represented by one folder of correspondence to Gilot from the art dealers Louise Leiris and Daniel-Henry Kahnweiler. These letters document Gilot's personal relationship with the dealers, as well as the preparations for her 1952 one-woman exhibition at the Galerie Louise Leiris. The third series is devoted primarily to correspondence written to Pablo Picasso during the years 1944-1952. These were artistically rich years for Picasso, when he began to experiment with lithography and ceramics, and the letters from his secretary Jaime Sabartés partially record this process.

In addition, Picasso's relations with various Communist organizations, as well as his 1948 trip to Poland, are documented by the letters of several correspondents--notably those from Paul Eluard. Picasso's personal life is reflected in the letters written to him by his children Paul and Maya, by his first wife Olga, and his companions Marie-Thérèse Walter, Dora Maar, Geneviève Laporte, and Françoise Gilot. In addition, several family photos may be found in the correspondence of Marie-Thérèse Walter.

Bio/History: French painter
extent9 boxes (3.78 linear feet)
formatsCorrespondence Manuscript
accessOpen for research.
record sourcehttp://www.lib.utexas.edu/taro/uthrc/00374/hrc-00374.html
finding aidAn unpublished finding aid with folder-level control is available in the repository and on the internet.
acquisition informationForms part of the Carlton Lake Collection of French Manuscripts
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titleCarlton Lake collection of Samuel Beckett papers, 1947-2000
locationUniversity of Texas, Austin
collection titleThe Samuel Beckett Papers in the Carlton Lake Collection, 1947-2000, consist of manuscripts and proofs of Beckett's works, letters to various correspondents, correspondence and works associated with the authors of the first extensive bibliography of Beckett, and a few third-party works. Works included are generally brief monologues and prose passages in French or English.

Language:
Material written in English and French.
extent3 boxes (1.26 linear feet)
formatsManuscript Correspondence Writings
accessOpen for research.
record sourcehttp://irishliterature.library.emory.edu/content.php?id=doc00011_100413
acquisition informationCarlton Lake Collection, purchase and gift, 1981-2001.
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