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Katharine Pyle Papers
Manuscript Collection Number: 120
Extent: 1.33 linear ft.
Content: Autograph manuscripts, typescripts, correspondence, and photographs.
Access: The collection is open for research.
Processed: By Kim Sebold. Revised in August 1993 by Rhonda Newton and January 1994 by Kelly Baum.
Special Collections, University of Delaware Library
Newark, Delaware 19717-5267
Table of Contents
Pyle achieved recognition as an author through her short stories, poems, and plays for children. She also compiled and retold several volumes of fairy tales and myths. Her works include The Counterpane Fairy (1898), The Christmas Angel (1900), Once Upon a Time in Delaware (1911), Tales of Wonder and Magic (1920), Tales from Greek Mythology (1928), and Charlemagne and his Knights (1932). Pyle illustrated many of her own works as well as those of other authors, including her brother. She also painted portraits for prominent people, such as members of the DuPont family.
Burke, W.J. and Will D. Howe, ed. American Authors and Books: 1640 to the Present Day. New York: Crown Publishers, Inc., 1972. 521.
Falk, Peter Hastings, ed. Who Was Who in American Art. Sound View Press, 1985. 498.
Who Was Who in America. Vol. 1. Chicago: The A.N. Marquis Company, 1942.
Scope and Content Note
Series I contains typed and handwritten manuscripts of the chapters to Charlemagne and his Knights. Not all the chapters from the published version are represented and others Pyle decided not to include. Series II consists of similar manuscripts pertaining to Pyle's work, Tales from Norse Mythology, while those to Greek Mythology comprise Series III. Found in Series IV are manuscripts of Pyle's poems, short stories, plays, larger books and essays, and commercial jingles. Series V consists of a manuscript by Margaret Churchman Paynter Pyle, and examples of Pyle's illustrations comprise Series VI. Series VII contains correspondence; Series VIII photographs and cancelled checks.
Related collection:MSS 233 Howard Pyle Correspondence
I. Charlemagne and His Knights II. Tales from Norse Mythology III. Greek Mythology IV. Manuscripts 1. Poems 2. Short stories 3. Plays 4. Essays and books 5. Commercial jingles V. Manuscript by Margaret Pyle VI. Illustrations VII. Correspondence, 1904-1929 VIII.Photographs and checks, 1936
1 Series I. Charlemagne and His Knights F1 Forward F2 Charlemagne and His Paladins F3 Charlemagne and Fastrada's Magic Ring (Chp 1) F4 The Story of Roland (Chp 2) F5 A Roland for Oliver (Chp 3) F6 Ogar the Enchanted Knight (Chp 4) F7 The Prince and Princess of Cathay (Chp 7) F8 The Jousting Bout (Chp 8) F9 Adventures of Rinaldo (Chp 9) F10 Rinaldo and Flordelis (Chp 11) F11 Roland Destroys Falenna's Gardens (Chp 12) F12 The Saracens Prepare for Invasion (Chp 13) F13 Mandricardo's Story (Chp 15) F14 Angelica and the Orc (Chp 19) F15 Astolpho Destroys the Magic Castle (Chp 20) F16 Rogero's Combat with Braclamant (Chp 26) F17 Ogier Revolts Against Charlemagne (Chp 30) F18 Death of Rinaldo (Chp 31) F19 Ogier Returns to France (Chp 34) F20 The Pursuit of Angelica (Chp 10) and The Forest of Arden F21 The Seizure of Albacca F22 Brunello Steals the Magic Ring F23 Unidentified handwritten notes and manuscripts F24 Additional notes, drafts, and manuscript material 2 Series II. Tales from Norse Mythology F25 Rough plan of chapters F26 How the World Was Made (Chp 2) F27 Sif's Golden Hair (Chp 4) F28 How the Gods Once Made War and Peace with One Another (Chp 6) F29 Idun's Magic Apples (Chp 7) F30 Thor and Loki in Geirrod's House (Chp 8) F31 How Odin Became the Wisest of Wise (Chp 9) F32 How Loki Saved the Peasant's Son (Chp 10) F33 How Freya Won a Necklace for Herself (Chp 11) F34 The Charming of the Ferris Wolf (Chp 13) F35 How Frey Won a Bride and Lost a Sword (Chp 15) F36 How the Magic Mead Was Brought to Asgard (Chp 18) F37 Thor Loses and Finds His Hammer (Chp 19) F38 Thor, the Thunderer (Chp 20) F39 Thor Battles with Hrungnir (Chp 21) F40 The Fate of Balder (Chp 22) F41 The One Who Would Not Weep for Balder (Chp 23) F42 The Punishment of Loki (Chp 24) F43 Ragnarok, The Twilight of the Gods (Chp 25) F44 Unidentified manuscript material 3 Series III. Greek Mythology F45 Forward F46 The War of the Gods and Titans F47 Deucalion and Pyrrha F48 Pyramis and Thisbe F49 Arachne F50 The Golden Touch F51 The Story of Thesus F52 Bellerophon and Pegasus F53 The Labors of Hercules Series IV. Manuscripts Series IV.1. Poems F54 The Prisoner F55 Baking Day F56 Failure F57 Playmates F58 Verses F59 Adam and Eve F60 Several untitled poems F61 Tear sheet from Prose and Verses for Children F62 Rhymed couplets on the Old Testament Series IV.2. Short Stories F63 The Golden Bird F64 Rift in the Lute F65 An Episode F66 Ulysses F67 Uncle Eph and the Money Chest F68 The Green Bell F69 The Black-Eyed Puppy F70 Adventures of Elizabeth and Richard F71 Unidentified and incomplete stories Series IV.3. Plays F72 The Witch's Daughter F73 The Grandmother of Wind F74 The Christmas Rose F75 The Garden of Make Believe F76 The Land of Nowhere 4 Series IV.4. Essays and Books F77 Dogs F78 Weather signs and old superstitions F79 Notes towards a Swedenborgian Parable F80 Epilogue Series IV.5. Commercial Jingles F81 Jingles Series V. Manuscript by Margaret Pyle F82 A Little Country Girl Series VI. Illustrations F83 Drawing proof sheets F84 Original watercolor F85 Pen and ink drawing 4 Series VII. Correspondence, 1904-1929 F86 Correspondence Series VIII. Photographs and Checks, 1936 F87 Photographs and checks
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