date(s):
1855-1975
creator(s):
Chopin, Kate, 1850-1904
subject(s):
Authors; Women; Women authors; Short stories; Writing; Poetry; Travel; Publishers and publishing; Books and reading; Diaries; Weddings; Marriage; Accounts
type(s):
Documentary Artifacts; Collection
A0273 Chopin, Kate O'Flaherty Papers Inventory of Kate O'Flaherty Chopin Papers A0273 EAD by Jaime Bourassa using ArchivesSpace Missouri Historical Society Library and Research Center 2016 225 S. Skinker Blvd. St. Louis, MO 63105 archives@mohistory.org URL: This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on 2018-09-27 06:26:40 -0500 . English Describing Archives: A Content Standard English Missouri Historical Society Library and Research Center Kate O'Flaherty Chopin Papers Chopin, Kate, 1850-1904 A0273 2.8 Cubic Feet (6 boxes) 1855-1975 Some French Processing Information Finding aid by Molly Kodner. Donor Information The bulk of collection was acquired from the University of Pennsylvania Special Collections, where it had been deposited by Father Daniel S. Rankin, who had obtained the papers from Mrs. Lelia C. Hattersley, Kate Chopin's daughter, during the 1930s for his doctoral thesis on Kate Chopin. The papers were returned to St. Louis in 1955 at the request of the Chopin family. An additional group of papers were found in a locker in 1992 that Father Rankin had owned, but that had been unopened for forty years. This addition to the collection, acc.no. 92-0070, was forwarded to the Missouri Historical Society via the University of Pennsylvania Special Collections. The 1894-95 manuscript notebook "Impressions" was donated to the Missouri Historical Society by Robert C. Hattersley in 1963, acc.no. 63-0003. Biographical Sketch Kate Chopin's father, Thomas O'Flaherty, was a wealthy Irish immigrant who married into an old French Creole family. Chopin received a traditional Catholic education, which she supplemented by reading contemporary European literature. She married Oscar Chopin in 1870 and moved to Louisiana where she had six children. After her husband's death in 1883, she undertook the management of the plantations, apparently quite successfully. She carried on this work for more than a year, but finally yielded to her mother's urging to return to St. Louis. In 1884 she came back to St. Louis and at age 36 she began to write. Some of her published works include The Awakening (1899), At Fault (1890), A Night in Acadie (1897), and Bayou Folk (1894), as well as numerous poems and short stories. Until the early 1960s, she was best known as a local colorist, since most of her short stories dealt with scenes from Creole Louisiana. With the recent interest in women's studies, her works, and primarily her novel The Awakening , which concerns a woman's sexual awakening, have been reexamined extensively. Scope and Contents This collection consists of original manuscripts and published copies of many of Kate Chopin's short stories, poems, and translations from the French of Guy de Maupassant's short stories. The collection also includes some correspondence from friends regarding The Awakening , 1899; two commonplace books or copy books, 1860 and 1867-1870, the latter of which contains a diary of her 1870 wedding trip; an original manuscript book, 1894-1896, which also includes diary entries; and two account and memoranda notebooks that record her manuscript submissions to publishers, giving title, publication, date accepted/published/amount, 1888-1895 and 1888-1902. The collection also includes biographical information on Kate Chopin, copies of scholarly essays by Per Seyersted and Bernard J. Koloski, and papers on Kate Chopin by participants in the 1974 Chopin Seminar. Arrangement The collection is arranged in the following four series: Personal Series , Original Manuscripts Series , Printed Manuscripts Series , and Ancillary Material Series . There are also two boxes of preservation photocopies at the end of the collection. Separated Materials A group of photographs was transferred to the Photographs and Prints Collections. Conditions Governing Access The collection is open for research use. Permission to use original manuscripts must be obtained from the Archivist. Otherwise, preservation photocopies must be used. Conditions Governing Use For permission to publish, quote from, or reproduce material in this collection, please contact the Archives Reference Desk at archives@mohistory.org . Copyright restrictions may apply. The researcher assumes full responsibility for conforming to the laws of copyright. Photocopies may not be reproduced. Physical and Technical Requirements In order to preserve the original documents, only the preservation copies will be paged. All photocopies must be produced from the preservation photocopies. Photocopying of originals is not permitted. See separate inventory of preservation photocopies at the Archives Reference Desk. Existence and Location of Copies The Kate O'Flaherty Chopin Papers were digitized by Jaime Bourassa in 2012. The images may be viewed online by clicking the links beside each item in the inventory. Related Materials Researchers may want to also view The Per Seyersted Collection of Kate Chopin Material (A1504). Preferred Citation Kate O'Flaherty Chopin Papers, Missouri Historical Society Archives, St. Louis. American fiction -- Women authors American poetry -- Women authors Creoles -- Fiction Short stories, American Women authors, American -- 19th century Personal Series 1855-1902; no date Emphemera/Clippings 1855; 1899; 1902 Death notice of Thomas O’Flaherty, father of Kate Chopin and verso with handwritten account of Chopin’s friendship with Kitty Garasche. (2 pages) D03593 1855 Nov 10 1 1 Death notice of Thomas O'Flaherty, father of Kate Chopin, November 10, 1855 Program: The Wednesday Club of St. Louis, Reciprocity Day, An Afternoon with St. Louis Authors. (4 pages) D03579 1899 Nov 29 1 1 Program of The Wednesday Club of St. Louis, Reciprocity Day, November 29, 1899 Clipping: St. Louis Post-Dispatch article, "A St. Louis Woman who has Won Fame in Literature." (3 pages) D03580 1899 Nov 26 1 1 Newspaper clipping from the St. Louis Post-Dispatch : "A St. Louis Woman who has Won Fame in Literature," November 26, 1899 Receipt of Houghton, Mifflin & Company to Kate Chopin for payment of copyright on Bayou Folk . (1 page) D03594 1902 Feb 1 1 Receipt of Houghton, Mifflin and Company to Kate Chopin, Boston, February 28, 1902 Correspondence 1899; no date Letter signed Janet Scammon Young, London, England, to Kate Chopin, St. Louis, expressing admiration of Chopin's The Awakening and forwards a letter from Dr. Dunrobin Thomson, dated October 5, 1899. (original, 20 pages, and transcript, 6 pages) D03581 1899 1 2 Letter signed Janet Scammon Young, 8 Newman Street, Oxford St. W., London, to Kate Chopin, 1899 Letter signed Kate Chopin, St. Louis, to Editor, The Youth's Companion , Boston, sends a copy of "A Little Country Girl" for consideration. (1 page) D03595 1899 Feb 11 1 2 Note signed Kate Chopin, 3317 Morgan St., St. Louis, to Editor of The Youth's Companion , Boston, February 11, 1899 Letter signed R.E. Lee Gibson, St. Louis, to Kate Chopin thanks her for writing a kind note concerning a volume he recently sent to her and discusses literary matter. (original, 3 pages, and transcript, 2 pages) D03597 1899 Feb 26 1 2 Letter signed R.E. Lee Gibson, St. Louis, Mo., to Kate Chopin, February 26, 1899 Letter signed Lewis B. Ely, St. Louis, to Kate Chopin writes that he has just finished The Awakening and believes it "most delicate, artistic." (original, 1 page, and transcript, 1 page) D03598 1899 Apr 28 1 2 Letter signed Lewis B. Ely, Attorney at Law, Union Trust Building, Room 1021, St. Louis, Mo., to Mrs. Chopin [Kate Chopin], April 28, 1899 Letter signed R.E. Lee Gibson, St. Louis, to Kate Chopin expresses his admiration of The Awakening . (original, 2 pages, and transcript, 2 pages) D03599 1899 Apr 28 1 2 Letter from R.E. Lee Gibson, St. Louis, Mo., to Mrs. Chopin [Kate Chopin], April 28, 1899 Letter signed Lizzie L., Louisville, to my dearest Katie praising style, humor, and characterization of The Awakening plus friendly gossip. (original, 4 pages, and transcript, 3 pages) D03600 1899 May 10 1 2 Letter signed Lizzie L., Louisville, to my dearest Katie [Kate Chopin], May 10, 1899 Letter signed Lewis B. Ely, St. Louis, to Kate Chopin expressing disapproval of review of The Awakening in the Globe . (original, 1 page, and transcript, 1 page) D03601 1899 May 13 1 2 Letter signed Lewis B. Ely, Attorney at Law, Union Trust Building, Room 1021, St. Louis, Mo., to Mrs. Chopin [Kate Chopin], May 13, 1899 Letter signed L. to my dear little Katie offers further discussion of The Awakening and its merits. Tells of friends who have praised the book highly. (original, 4 pages, and transcript, 2 pages) D03602 1899 May 16 1 2 Letter signed L. [Lizzie L.] to my dear little Katie [Kate Chopin], May 16, 1899 Letter signed Anna L. Moss to my dear friend explains why she has so greatly enjoyed reading Chopin’s works. (original, 4 pages, and transcript, 3 pages) D03603 1899 June 25 1 2 Letter signed Anna L. Moss to my dear friend [Kate Chopin], June 25, 1899 Letter signed R.E. Lee Gibson, St. Louis, to Kate Chopin regarding a volume of poems that he has sent to her via a friend. The letter quotes celebrated nature poet Madison Cawin who praises Chopin's The Awakening . (1 page) D03604 1899 July 3 1 2 Letter of [R.E. Lee Gibson], Office of St. Louis Insane Asylum, St. Louis, Mo., to Mrs. Chopin [Kate Chopin], July 3, 1899 Letter signed Dunrobin Thomson to Lady Janet Scammon Young praises and critiques Chopin's The Awakening and gives opinion on contemporary beliefs regarding woman and sexuality in relation to the book. (8 pages) D03605 1899 Oct 5 1 2 Letter signed Dunrobin Thomson, Langham Hotel, London, to Lady Janet [Janet Scammon Young], October 5, 1899 Letter signed Kate Chopin, St. Louis, to Editor, The Companion , sends a copy of "Louisiana Snow" for consideration. (1 page) D03596 [1900?] Feb 15 1 2 Note signed Kate Chopin, 3317 Morgan St., St. Louis, to Editor of The Companion , February 15, [1900?] Letter of unknown to Kate Chopin. Portion of letter with friendly criticism of The Awakening . (2 pages) D03606 no date 1 2 Letter fragment of unknown author to Kate Chopin, no date Letter signed Sue V. Moore to my dear, my dear, expresses delight with The Awakening and is most anxious to talk with Chopin about the book. (original, 3 pages, and transcript, 1 page) D03607 no date 1 2 Letter signed Sue V. Moore to my dear, my dear [Kate Chopin], no date Copybook 1860 Copybook, "Leaves of Affection." Inscribed to "Katie" from her aunt, 1860 Dec 25. Contains school-girl verses honoring friendships, dated 1860, 1863. Includes one entry signed by Kitty Garesche. (18 pages) D03608 1860 1 3 Kate Chopin's copybook, titled "Leaves of Affection," 1860; 1863 Commonplace Book 1867-1870 Commonplace book. Contains copies of works by other authors and a few compositions (pages 1-159) and diary of her wedding trip, 1870 May 24-Sep 4, no date. (pages 160-203) (207 pages) D03621 1867-1870 1 4 Commonplace Book of Kate Chopin, 1867-1870 Account Books 1888-1902 Account Book. Consists of informal account of Kate Chopin's works, beginning with "Euphasie," renamed: "A No-account Creole," in 1888, lists number of words for each story/poem noted, where work was submitted or lent, published or destroyed. Sometimes includes editorial suggestions for how to improve manuscripts. (40 pages) D03659 1888-1895 1 5 Account book of Kate Chopin, 1888-1895 Account Book. Contains records of manuscripts and where they were submitted for publication and whether they were returned or accepted. (26 pages) D03681 1888-1902 1 6 Account book of Kate Chopin, 1888-1902 Original Manuscripts Series 1870-1900 Emancipation: A Life Fable. (2 pages) D03526 1870 2 1 Original manuscript of short story, "Emancipation," by Kate Chopin, 1870 A Little Free Mulatto. (4 pages) 1892 2 1 Original manuscript of short story, "A Free Little Mulatto," by Kate Chopin, 1892 In Dreams Throughout the Night. (2 pages) D03528 1893 2 1 Original manuscript of poem, "In Dreams Throughout," by Kate Chopin, June 27, 1893 Manuscript book. "Impressions.” D03529 1894-1895 2 1 Kate Chopin's manuscript book titled "Impressions," 1894-1895 Diary entries. (pages 1-25) (25 pages) 1894 May 4-Jul 6 2 1 "A Divorce Case." Short story translated from the French of Guy de Maupassant. (pages 26-41) (16 pages) 1894 Jul 11 2 1 Diary entries. (pages 41-52) (14 pages) 1894 Jul 24-26 2 1 "Cavanelle." Short story. (pages 52-69) (17 pages) 1894 Jul 31-Aug 6 2 1 "Mad." Short story translated from the French of Guy de Maupassant. (pages 69-79) (11 pages) 1894 Sep 4 2 1 "Regret." Short story. (pages 79-90) (11 pages) 1894 Sep 17 2 1 "The Kiss." Short story. (pages 90-97) (7 pages) 1894 Sep 19 2 1 "Ozeme's Holiday." Short story. (pages 97-113) (16 pages) 1894 Sep 23-24 2 1 "Then Wouldst Thou Know?" Poem. (page 114) (1 page) 1895 Aug 16 2 1 "Under My Lattice." Poem. (page 115) (1 page) 1895 Aug 18 2 1 Christmas Cards. Verses: "For Mrs. Ferris"; "To Hilda Schuyler"; "To 'Billy' with a Box of Cigars"; "To Mrs. B---r"; "To a Lady at the Piano--Mrs. R---m"; and "To Blanche." (pages 116-119) (4 pages) 1895 Dec 2 1 "For Sale." Short story translated from the French of Guy de Maupassant. (pages 120-134) (19 pages) 1896 Oct 26 2 1 Good Night. (2 drafts, 3 pages) 1894 2 1 Original manuscript of poem, "Good Night," by Kate Chopin, 1894 Original manuscript of poem, "Good Night," by Kate Chopin, no date Two Portraits. (16 pages) D03714 1895 2 2 Original manuscript of short story, "Two Portraits," by Kate Chopin, 1895 Under My Lattice. (2 drafts, 3 pages) 1895 2 2 Original manuscript of poem, "Under My Lattice," by Kate Chopin, 1895 Original manuscript of poem, "Under My Lattice," by Kate Chopin, August 18, 1895 Then Wouldst Thou Know. (2 pages) D03725 1895 2 2 Original manuscript of poem, "Then Wouldst Thou Know," by Kate Chopin, August 16, 1895 Vagabonds. (11 pages) D03726 1895 2 2 Original manuscript of short story, "Vagabonds," by Kate Chopin, 1895 A Mental Suggestion. (38 pages) D03727 1896 2 2 Original manuscript of short story, "A Mental Suggestion," by Kate Chopin, 1896 To a Lady of the Piano. (1 page) D00045 1896 2 2 Original manuscript of poem, "To a Lady of the Piano," by Kate Chopin, 1896 To Mr. Blackman. (1 page) D00046 1896 2 2 Original manuscript of poem, "To Mr. Blackman," by Kate Chopin, 1896 To Billy with Cigars. (1 page) D00047 1896 2 2 Original manuscript of poem, "To Billy with Cigars," by Kate Chopin, 1896 To Hider Schuyler. (1 page) D00048 1896 2 2 Original manuscript of poem, "To Hider Schuyler," by Kate Chopin, 1896 A Vocation and A Voice. (8 pages) D00040 1896 2 2 Original manuscript of short story, "A Vocation and A Voice," by Kate Chopin, 1896 Ti Frere. (pencil draft, ink draft, and pencil draft of Part II, 79 pages) 1896 2 3 Original pencil manuscript of short story, "Ti Frere," by Kate Chopin, 1896 Original pencil manuscript of short story, "Ti Frere" (Part II), by Kate Chopin, 1896 Original ink manuscript of short story, "Ti Frere," by Kate Chopin, 1896 The Locket. (26 pages) D00205 1897 2 4 Original manuscript of short story, "The Locket," by Kate Chopin, 1897 Let the Night Go. (1 page) D00206 1897 2 4 Original manuscript of poem, "Let the Night Go," by Kate Chopin, January 1, 1897 Oh Me, Oh My! (2 drafts, 2 pages) 1898 2 5 Original manuscript of poem, "O, Me! O, My!" by Kate Chopin, 1898 Original manuscript of poem, "O, Me! O, My!" by Kate Chopin, May 1, 1898 Old Natchitoches. (2 pages) D00209 1898 2 5 Original manuscript of poem, "Old Natchitoches," by Kate Chopin, 1898 White Oaks. (2 drafts, 2 pages) 1898 2 5 Original manuscript of poem, "White Oaks," by Kate Chopin, 1898 Original manuscript of poem, "White Oaks," by Kate Chopin, August 24, 1898 Lines to Linn. (1 page) D00212 1898 2 5 Original manuscript of poem, "Lines to Linn," by Kate Chopin, August 24, 1898 To Henry One Evening Last Summer. (1 page) D00213 1898 2 5 Original manuscript of poem, "To Henry One Evening Last Summer," by Kate Chopin, October 21, 1898 By the Meadow Gate. (3 drafts, 6 pages) 1898 2 5 Original manuscript of poem, "By the Meadow Gate," by Kate Chopin, October 24, 1898 Original manuscript of poem, "By the Meadow Gate," by Kate Chopin, October 24, 1898 Original manuscript of poem, "By the Meadow Gate," by Kate Chopin, November 1898 The Roses. (2 drafts, 2 pages) 1898 2 5 Original manuscript of poem, "The Roses," by Kate Chopin, July 1898 Original manuscript of poem, "The Roses," by Kate Chopin, July 11, 1898 Elizabeth Stock’s One Story. (31 pages) D00219 1898 2 5 Original manuscript of short story, "Elizabeth Stock's One Story," by Kate Chopin, 1898 Night. (14 pages) D00220 1898 2 5 Original manuscript of short story, "Night," by Kate Chopin, 1898 Ti Demon. (26 pages) D00087 1898 2 5 Original manuscript of short story, "Ti Demon," by Kate Chopin, 1898 A Document to Madness. (2 drafts, 4 pages) 1898 2 6 Original pencil manuscript of poem, "A Document to Madness," by Kate Chopin, 1898 Original ink manuscript of poem, "A Document to Madness," by Kate Chopin, 1898 The Roses. (2 drafts, 2 pages) 1898 2 6 Original ink manuscript of poem, "The Roses," by Kate Chopin, 1898 Original pencil manuscript of poem, "The Roses," by Kate Chopin, 1898 The Storm (20 pages) D00230 1898 2 6 Original manuscript of short story, "The Storm," by Kate Chopin, 1898 Father Amable. (first draft, 12 pages) D00236 1898 2 7 Original manuscript of short story, "Father Amable" (first draft), by Kate Chopin, 1898 Father Amable. (second draft, pages 1-43, 43 pages) 1898 2 7 Original manuscript of short story, "Father Amable" (second draft), by Kate Chopin, 1898 Father Amable. (second draft, pages 44-88, 45 pages) 1898 2 8 Original manuscript of short story, "Father Amable" (second draft), by Kate Chopin, 1898 Confidences. (15 pages) D00241 1899 3 1 Original manuscript of short story, "Confidences," by Kate Chopin, 1899 A December Day in Dixie. (13 pages) D00251 1899 3 1 Original manuscript of short story, "A December Day in Dixie," by Kate Chopin, 1899 I Opened the Portals Wide. (1 page) D00252 1899 3 1 Original manuscript of poem, "I Opened the Portals Wide," by Kate Chopin, 1899 Ti Demon. Story two. (29 pages) D00253 1899 3 1 Original manuscript of short story, "Ti Demon" (story two), by Kate Chopin, 1899 The Haunted Chamber. (2 pages) D00258 1899 3 1 Original manuscript of poem, "The Haunted Chamber," by Kate Chopin, 1899 A Day with a Splash of May. (3 pages) 1899 3 1 Original manuscript of poem, "A Day with a Splash of May" (draft one), by Kate Chopin, 1899 Original manuscript of poem, "A Day with a Splash of May" (draft two), by Kate Chopin, 1899 Original manuscript of poem, "A Day with a Splash of May" (draft three), by Kate Chopin, 1899 A Reflection. (3 pages) D00262 1899 3 1 Original manuscript of short story, "A Reflection," by Kate Chopin, 1899 A Little Country Girl. (2 drafts: pencil draft and ink draft, 53 pages) 1899 3 2 Original pencil manuscript of short story, "A Little Country Girl," by Kate Chopin, 1899 Original ink manuscript of short story, "A Little Country Girl," by Kate Chopin, 1899 Louisiana Snow. (6 pages) D00265 1899 3 2 Original manuscript of short story, "A Louisiana Snow," by Kate Chopin, 1899 Alexander’s Wonderful Experience. (64 pages) 1900 3 3 Original ink manuscript of short story, "Alexander’s Wonderful Experience," by Kate Chopin, 1900 Original ink manuscript of short story, "Alexander’s Wonderful Experience" (second copy), by Kate Chopin, 1900 Original pencil manuscript of short story, "Alexander’s Wonderful Experience" (partial), by Kate Chopin, 1900 The Gentlemen from New Orleans. (first draft, 29 pages) D00239 1900 3 4 Original pencil manuscript of short story, "The Gentleman from New Orleans," by Kate Chopin, 1900 The Gentlemen from New Orleans. (second draft, 30 pages) D00240 1900 3 4 Original ink manuscript of short story, "The Gentleman from New Orleans," by Kate Chopin, 1900 An Idle Fellow. (4 pages) D00278 1900 3 4 Original manuscript of short story, "An Idle Fellow," by Kate Chopin, 1900 The Impossible Miss Meadows. (17 pages) D00279 1900 3 4 Original manuscript of short story, "The Impossible Miss Meadows," by Kate Chopin, 1900 Jacques. (99 pages) 1900 3 5 Original ink manuscript of short story, "Jacques," by Kate Chopin, 1900 Original pencil manuscript of short story, "Jacques" (partial draft), by Kate Chopin, 1900 Charlie, Part IV. (24 pages) D00310 1900 3 6 Original manuscript of short story, "Charlie," Part Four, by Kate Chopin, 1900 Charlie, Part V. (32 pages) D00311 1900 3 6 Original manuscript of short story, "Charlie," Part Five, by Kate Chopin, 1900 Alone. (1 page) D00312 1900 3 6 Original manuscript of poem, "Alone," by Kate Chopin, 1900 Madame Martel’s Christmas Eve. (25 pages) D00313 1900 3 7 Original manuscript of short story, "Madame Martel's Christmas Eve," by Kate Chopin, 1900 Madame Martel’s Xmas Dream. (36 pages) D00314 1900 3 7 Original manuscript of short story, "Madame Martel's Christmas Eve" (second copy), by Kate Chopin, 1900 Croque-Mitaine. (5 pages) D00332 no date 3 8 Original manuscript of short story, "Croque-Mitaine," by Kate Chopin, no date Psyche’s Lament. (3 pages) no date 3 8 Original manuscript of poem, "Psyche's Lament," by Kate Chopin, no date Original manuscript of poem, "Psyche's Lament" (second copy), by Kate Chopin, no date It Matters All. (3 pages) no date 3 8 Original manuscript of poem, "It Matters All," by Kate Chopin, no date Original manuscript of poem, "It Matters All" (second copy), by Kate Chopin, no date An Hour. (1 page) D00337 no date 3 8 Original manuscript of poem, "An Hour," by Kate Chopin, no date If Yesterday. (2 pages) D00338 no date 3 8 Original manuscript of poem, "If Yesterday," by Kate Chopin, no date You and I. (3 pages) no date 3 8 Original manuscript of poem, "You and I," by Kate Chopin, no date Original manuscript of poem, "You and I" (second copy), by Kate Chopin, no date The Lull of Summer Time. (1 page) D00341 no date 3 8 Original manuscript of poem, "The Lull of Summer Time," by Kate Chopin, no date Ah! Magic Bird. (1 page) D00342 no date 3 8 Original manuscript of poem, "Ah! Magic Bird," by Kate Chopin, no date In Dreams throughout the Night. (1 page) no date 3 8 Original manuscript of poem, "In Dreams throughout the Night," by Kate Chopin, no date With a Violet-Wood Paper Knife. (2 pages) D00352 no date 3 8 Original manuscript of poem, "With a Violet-Wood Paper Knife," by Kate Chopin, no date Come to Me. (1 page) D00359 no date 3 8 Original manuscript of poem, "Come to Me," by Kate Chopin, no date A Sentimental Serenade. (2 pages) D00360 no date 3 8 Original manuscript of poem, "A Sentimental Serenade," by Kate Chopin, no date Love Everlasting. (1 page) D00361 no date 3 8 Original manuscript of poem, "Love Everlasting," by Kate Chopin, no date The New Year. (1 page) D00362 no date 3 8 Original manuscript of poem, "The New Year," by Kate Chopin, no date My Lady Rose Pouts. (1 page) D00363 no date 3 8 Original manuscript of poem, "My Lady Rose Pouts," by Kate Chopin, no date A Message. (2 pages) D00364 no date 3 8 Original manuscript of poem, "A Message," by Kate Chopin, no date A Fancy. (2 pages) D00365 no date 3 8 Original manuscript of poem, "A Fancy," by Kate Chopin, no date As Careless as the Summer Breeze (top half of page); The Lull of Summer Time (bottom half of page). (1 page) D00366 no date 3 8 Original manuscript of poems, "As Careless as the Summer Breeze" (top) and "The Lull of Summertime" (bottom), by Kate Chopin, no date Draft of verses from Lines Suggested by Omar (top half of page); draft of verses from Ah! Magic Bird (bottom half of page). (1 page) D00367 no date 3 8 Original manuscript of draft verses from "Lines Suggested by Omar" (top) and "Ah! Magic Bird" (bottom) by Kate Chopin, no date Draft of verses from Lines Suggested by Omar (top half of page); The Lull of Summer Time (bottom half of page). (1 page) D00368 no date 3 8 Original manuscript of draft verses from "Lines Suggested by Omar" (top) and "The Lull of Summertime" (bottom) by Kate Chopin, no date Draft of verses from Lines Suggested by Omar; page titled A Memory of the Rubaiyat. (1 page) D00369 no date 3 8 Original manuscript of draft verses from "Lines Suggested by Omar" titled "A Memory of the Rubaiyat" by Kate Chopin, no date Draft of verses from Lines Suggested by Omar; page titled An Echo of the Rubaiyat. (1 page) D00370 no date 3 8 Original manuscript of draft verses from "Lines Suggested by Omar" titled "An Echo of the Rubaiyat" by Kate Chopin, no date Draft of verses from several poems. (1 page) D00371 no date 3 8 Original manuscript of draft verses of Kate Chopin, no date Reve d’une Heure. (9 pages) D00346 no date 3 8 Manuscript of short story, "Reve d'une Heure [Dream of an Hour]," by Kate Chopin, translated into French by Henri Dumay, ca. 1894 Brothers. (3 pages) D00347 no date 3 8 Original manuscript of short story, "Brothers," by Kate Chopin, no date A Little Day. (1 page) D00348 no date 3 8 Original manuscript of poem, "A Little Day," by Kate Chopin, no date One Day; verso: Because and A Little Day. (2 pages) D00349 no date 3 8 Original manuscript of poem, "One Day," by Kate Chopin, no date If the Woods Could Talk. (4 pages) no date 3 8 Original manuscript of poem, "If the Woods Could Talk," by Kate Chopin, no date Original manuscript of poem, "If the Woods Could Talk" (second copy), by Kate Chopin, no date Original manuscript of poem, "If the Woods Could Talk" (third copy), by Kate Chopin, no date Lines Suggested by Omar. (5 pages) D00354 no date 3 8 Original manuscript of poem, "Lines Suggested by Omar," by Kate Chopin, August 1898 Ah! Magic Bird. (1 page) D00355 no date 3 8 Original manuscript of poem, "Ah! Magic Bird," by Kate Chopin, no date Unidentified fragment. (2 pages) D00356 no date 3 8 Unidentified story fragment of Kate Chopin, no date Unidentified fragment. (3 pages) D00357 no date 3 8 Unidentified story fragment of Kate Chopin, no date Unidentified fragment. (1 page) D00372 no date 3 8 Unidentified story fragment of Kate Chopin, no date Printed Manuscripts Series 1888-1902; no date Sheet music. Lilia Polka. Composed by Kate Chopin. Original transferred to MHS Library Music Collection. (3 pages) A0273-00035 1888 4 1 "With the Violin: A Christmas Sketch." The Spectator (3 pages) D00392 1890 4 1 Printed short story, "With the Violin: A Christmas Sketch," by Kate Chopin from The Spectator, December 6, 1890 "A Harbinger." St. Louis Magazine . (1 page) D00393 1891 4 1 Printed short story, "A Harbinger," by Kate Chopin from St. Louis Magazine, November 1891 "The Christ Light." Syndicated American Press Assoc. Retitled in Chopin's hand: "The Going a... of Liza..." (1 page) D00394 1892 4 1 Printed short story, "The Christ Light," by Kate Chopin from Syndicated American Press Assoc., 1892 "A Shameful Affair." Times Democrat . (2 pages) D00395 1892 4 1 Printed short story, "A Shameful Affair," by Kate Chopin from Times Democrat, April 9, 1892 "Mrs. Mobry's Reason." Times Democrat , New Orleans. (4 pages) D00383 1892 4 1 Printed short story, "Mrs. Mobry's Reason," by Kate Chopin from Times Democrat, New Orleans, April 23, 1892 "The Maid of Saint Phillippe." Short Stories: A Magazine of Fact and Fiction . (8 pages) D00384 1892 4 1 Printed short story, "The Maid of Saint Phillippe," by Kate Chopin from Short Stories: A Magazine of Fact and Fiction, November 1892 "Doctor Chevalier's Lie." Vogue Magazine . (1 page) D00400 1893 4 1 Printed short story, "Doctor Chevalier's Lie," by Kate Chopin from Vogue Magazine, October 5, 1893 Review of "Crumbling Idols." St. Louis Life . (1 page) D00401 1894 4 1 Kate Chopin's review of Crumbling Idols by Hamlin Garland from St. Louis Life, September 1894 "The Real Edwin Booth." St. Louis Life . (1 page) D00402 1894 4 1 Article titled "The Real Edwin Booth" by Kate Chopin from St. Louis Life, October 13, 1894 Review of "Emile Zola's Lourdes." St. Louis Life . (1 page) D00403 1894 4 1 Kate Chopin's review of Emile Zola's Lourdes from St. Louis Life, November 17, 1894 "The Dream of an Hour." Vogue Magazine . Retitled in Chopin's hand: "The Story of an Hour." (3 pages) D00404 1894 4 1 Printed short story, "The Dream of an Hour," by Kate Chopin from Vogue Magazine, December 6, 1894 "The Kiss." Vogue Magazine . (1 page) D00405 1895 4 1 Printed short story, "The Kiss," by Kate Chopin from Vogue Magazine, January 17, 1895 "It." St. Louis Life magazine. (2 pages) D00406 1895 4 1 Translation of Guy de Maupaussant's "It" by Kate Chopin from St. Louis Life, February 23, 1895 "Her Letters." Vogue Magazine . (8 pages) D00407 1895 4 1 Printed short story, "Her Letters," by Kate Chopin from Vogue Magazine, April 11, 1895 "Two Summers and Two Souls." Vogue Magazine . (1 page) D00408 1895 4 1 Printed short story, "Two Summers and Two Souls," by Kate Chopin from Vogue Magazine, September 19, 1895 "The Unexpected." Vogue Magazine . (3 pages) 1895 4 1 Printed short story, "The Unexpected," by Kate Chopin from Vogue Magazine, November 2, 1895 Printed short story, "The Unexpected," by Kate Chopin from Vogue Magazine (second copy), November 2, 1895 "Solitude." St. Louis Life magazine. (1 page) 1895 4 1 Translation of Guy de Maupassant's "Solitude" by Kate Chopin from St. Louis Life, December 28, 1895 Translation of Guy de Maupassant's "Solitude" by Kate Chopin from St. Louis Life (second copy), December 28, 1895 "As You Like It." Criterion . (1 page) D00413 1897 4 2 Article: "As You Like It" by Kate Chopin from Criterion, March 27, 1897 "The Falling in Love of Fedora." Criterion . (3 pages) D00414 1897 4 2 Printed short story, "The Falling in Love of Fedora," by Kate Chopin from Criterion, February 20, 1897 "Miss McEnders." Criterion . (8 pages) D00415 1897 4 2 Printed short story, "Miss McEnders," by Kate Chopin from Criterion, March 6, 1897 "A Morning Walk." Criterion . (3 pages) D00416 1897 4 2 Printed short story, "A Morning Walk," by Kate Chopin from Criterion, April 17, 1897 "The Blind Man." Criterion . (1 page) D00417 1897 4 2 Printed short story, "The Blind Man," by Kate Chopin from Criterion, May 13, 1897 "Aunt Lympy's Interference." Youth's Companion . (7 pages) D00418 1897 4 2 Printed short story, "Aunt Lympy's Interference," by Kate Chopin from Youth's Companion, August 12, 1897 "A Pair of Silk Stockings." Vogue Magazine . (2 pages) D00419 1897 4 2 Printed short story, "A Pair of Silk Stockings," by Kate Chopin from Vogue Magazine, 1897 "Suzette." Vogue Magazine . (6 pages) D00420 1897 4 2 Printed short story, "Suzette," by Kate Chopin from Vogue Magazine, October 21, 1897 "A Family Affair." The Saturday Evening Post . (4 pages) D00421 1899 4 2 Printed short story, "A Family Affair," by Kate Chopin from Saturday Evening Post, September 9, 1899 "An Egyptian Cigarette." Vogue Magazine . (3 pages) D00422 1900 4 3 Printed short story, "An Egyptian Cigarette," by Kate Chopin from Vogue Magazine, April 19, 1902 "A Vocation and a Voice." Reedy's Mirror . (13 pages) D00423 1902 4 3 Printed short story, "A Vocation and a Voice," by Kate Chopin from Reedy's Mirror, March 27, 1902 "The Wood-Choppers." Youth's Companion . (4 pages) D00447 1902 4 3 Printed short story, "The Wood-Choppers," by Kate Chopin from Youth's Companion, May 29, 1902 "Polly." Youth's Companion . (3 pages) D00448 1902 4 3 Printed short story, "Polly," by Kate Chopin from Youth's Companion, July 3, 1902 "An Embarrassing Position." One act comedy. (9 pages) D00449 no date 4 4 Printed one-act comedy, "An Embarrassing Position," by Kate Chopin, no date Biography of Kate Chopin. The Lounger . (1 page) D00429 no date 4 4 Printed biography of Kate Chopin from The Lounger, no date "A Scrap and A Sketch." Short story. Retitled by Chopin's hand as "The Night Came Slowly"; also: "Juanita." Short story with no by-line. (4 pages) D00430 no date 4 4 Printed short stories, "A Scrap and A Sketch" and "Juanita," by Kate Chopin, no date Ancillary Material Series 1970-1974; no date Reprint of article on Kate Chopin by Per Seyersted from American Literary Realism, 1870-1910 . (Spring 1970) A0273-00036 1970 4 5 "The Structure of At Fault ." A study of facets of Kate Chopin's work by Bernard J. Koloski. A0273-00037 1974 4 5 "The Swinburne Line in The Awakening " by Bernard J. Koloski. Reprinted from American Literature 45 . (January 1974) A0273-00038 1974 4 5 Invitation to Special Commemorative Program: Kate Chopin, St. Louis Woman of Literature. Associates of St. Louis U. Libraries. A0273-00039 1974 4 5 "Why Bayou Folk Museum Received its Name." Unidentified article by Mildred McCoy. (photocopy) A0273-00040 no date 4 5 Postcard: Bayou Folk Museum (Kate Chopin Home) in Cloutierville, Louisiana. D00450 no date 4 5 Postcard of the Bayou Folk Museum (Kate Chopin Home) in Cloutierville, Louisiana, no date Bayou Folk Museum, "Restoration of Kate Chopin Home, Cloutierville, Louisiana." D00451 no date 4 5 Flier for the Bayou Folk Museum (Kate Chopin Home) in Cloutierville, Louisiana, 1970s Brochure for Natchitoches tourism. D00452 no date 4 5 Brochure for Natchitoches, Louisiana tourism, no date Brochure for the Bayou Folk Museum (Kate Chopin Home). D00453 no date 4 5 Brochure for the Bayou Folk Museum (Kate Chopin Home) in Cloutierville, Louisiana, no date Paper placemat with an image of the Bayou Folk Museum (Kate Chopin Home). D00454 no date 4 5 Paper placemat with an image of the Bayou Folk Museum (Kate Chopin Home) in Cloutierville, Louisiana, no date Scholarly essays on Kate Chopin. By participants in the 1974 Kate Chopin seminar. Typescript or mimeograph copies. A0273-00041 1974 4 6 Preservation Photocopies Personal Series: 1855; 1899; 1902; no date. 5 1 Personal Series: Correspondence, 1899; no date. 5 2 Personal Series: "Leaves of Affection" Copybook, 1860. 5 3 Personal Series: Commonplace book, 1867-1870, pages 1-89. 5 4 Personal Series: Commonplace book, 1867-1870, pages 90-217. 5 5 Personal Series: Account book, 1888-1895. 5 6 Personal Series: Account Book, 1888-1902. 5 7 Original Manuscripts Series: 1870-1893. 5 8 Original Manuscripts Series: Manuscript book, "Impressions," 1894-1895. 5 9 Original Manuscripts Series: 1894-1895. 5 10 Original Manuscripts Series: 1896. 5 11 Original Manuscripts Series: Ti Frere, 1896. 5 12 Original Manuscripts Series: 1897. 5 13 Original Manuscripts Series: 1898. 5 14 Original Manuscripts Series: Father Amable, 1898. 5 15 Original Manuscripts Series: 1899. 6 1 Original Manuscripts Series: 1899. 6 2 Original Manuscripts Series: Alexander’s Wonderful Experience, 1900. 6 3 Original Manuscripts Series: 1900. 6 4 Original Manuscripts Series: Jacques, 1900. 6 5 Original Manuscripts Series: 1900. 6 6 Original Manuscripts Series: no date. 6 7 Printed Manuscripts Series: 1888-1895. 6 8 Printed Manuscripts Series: 1897-1899. 6 9 Printed Manuscripts Series: 1900-1902. 6 10 Printed Manuscripts Series: no date. 6 11 Ancillary Materials Series: 1970-1975, no date. 6 12 Ancillary Materials Series: Scholarly Papers, 1974. 6 13