Summary Information

Repository
George J. Mitchell Department of Special Collections & Archives, Bowdoin College Library, Brunswick, Maine 04011
Creator
Stephens, C.A., (Charles Asbury), 1844-1931
Title
Charles Asbury Stephens collection
ID
M170
Date [bulk]
Bulk, 1880-1931
Date [inclusive]
1880-1931
Extent
9.5 linear feet
Language
Abstract
Approximately 2,350 manuscript and typescript drafts with holographic corrections of Stephens' books, speeches, and articles, many of which were for The Youth's Companion.

Preferred Citation

Cite as: Charles Asbury Stephens Collection, George J. Mitchell Department of Special Collections & Archives, Bowdoin College Library, Brunswick, Maine


Biographical/Historical Note

Charles Asbury Stephens was born in 1844 in Norway, Maine. After graduating from Bowdoin in 1869, he taught at the Norway Liberal Institute. He began working for The Youth's Companion in 1871, eventually becoming the magazine's assistant editor, a position he held until his death in 1931. Stephens' fiction, including many children's books, were mainly travel stories and reminiscences of his Maine childhood. The titles include: Camping Out, Left on Labrador, Katahdin Camps, On the Amazon, and the Old Squire's Farm series.

Stephens earned a doctor of medicine from Boston University in 1887 so that he could write fair and accurate medical columns for The Youth's Companion. He built a biological laboratory in his Norway, Maine, home and wrote a number of books based on his theories, experiments and research on ageing and longevity, including Immortal Life ..., Living Matter ... and Natural Salvation ....

Stephens married Christine Stevens, his second cousin, in 1871. They had two daughters. After her death in 1911, Stephens married Minnie Scalar Plummer, a native of nearby South Paris and a well-known opera singer. He continued to do research and to write until his death in 1931.


Scope and Content

This collection largely consists of approximately 2,350 manuscript and typescript drafts, with holographic corrections, of Stephens' books, speeches, and articles (mostly undated, but ca. 1880-1931), many for The Youth's Companion. There is also a small group of letters (1868-1910); biographical records, certificates, and other printed ephemera (1887-1959); manuscript covers, story ideas, and other fragments (undated); clippings (1904-82), and two of Stephens' manuscript notebooks donated by the Friends of C.A. Stephens. The material is supplemented by a collection of Stephens' published works, and by Charles Waugh's address entitled "Adrift in 3000 Stories" in the Miscellaneous Manuscripts Collection.


Administrative Information

Publication Information

 George J. Mitchell Department of Special Collections & Archives, Bowdoin College Library, Brunswick, Maine 04011

3000 College Station
Brunswick, Maine, 04011
(207) 725-3288
scaref@bowdoin.edu

Access Restrictions

No restrictions.


Collection Inventory

 M170.1 Literary Drafts   2.5 linear feet

Series Description:

Approximately 2,350 manuscript and typescript drafts, with holographic corrections, of Stephens's books, speeches, and articles (mostly undated, but ca. 1880-1931), many for The Youth's Companion.

Arrangement:

Arranged alphabetically by title.

Box Folder
1 1

Accidental Electrical Shocks: How to Treat Their Sufferers (Incomplete Ms.) 

1 2

Addison's Painless Trap or The Old Squire's Offer (Ts.) 

1 3

Africa's Most Dangerous Animal (Ms. & Ts.) 

1 4

Ahead of the Flag, Ch.7-8 

1 5

Alexandra IV (Incomplete Ms. & Ts. With Tearsheets) 

1 6

An Affectin Bit of History (Ms. & Ts.) 

1 7

Andros Island (Ms.) 

1 8

Andros Island (Incomplete Ts.) 

1 9

Arethusa IV (Ts.) 

1 10

The Ark of 1803, Pts 7-8 (Ms.) 

1 11

The Astronomer At Home (Ms.) 

1 12

At a Lion Farm in Chihuahua (Ms. & Ts.) 

1 13

At an Apple in the Sierras (Ms. & Ts.) 

1 14

At Jericho Flume (Ts.) 

1 15

At the Blossoming of the Holy Sea (Ms.) 

1 16

At the Bombardment of Alexandria (Ms.) 

1 17

At the End of the Road (Ts.) 

1 18

At the Lamb Rock (Ms. & Ts.) 

1 19

At the Manilla Pumping Station (Ms.) 

1 20

At the Old Pulp Mill (Ms. & Incomplete Ts.) 

1 21

At The Old Home Farm, Chs. 4,7,11 (Ms. & Incomplete Ts.) 

1 22

At the Taking of Lewisberg (Ms. & Ts.) 

1 23

B. Solomon's Watch (Ms. & Clipping) 

1 24

The Baboon Who Tends a Switch (Ms.) 

1 25

The Baby Nobody Wanted 

1 26

Barty, A Peace River Pet 

1 27

The Bashaw Tiger, Pt.I (Ms., Ts. & Published Story) 

1 28

The Bashaw Tiger, Pt.II (Ms., Ts. & Published Story) 

1 29

A Bear Under the Schoolhouse (Ms.) 

1 30

Before the Mayflower Came (Ts.) 

1 31

Better Blood (Ms.) 

1 32

Beyond the Cerro Gigante: Camping Out at Panama (Ms.) 

1 33

Billy: A Decoration-Day Idyll (Ms. & Ts.) 

1 34

Billy String (Ms. & Ts.) 

1 35

Billy String (Original story, "An Eccentric Character," by E. Dorman Sharp with cover letter from publisher to C.A. Stephens) 

1 36

Black Foxes (Ms. & Incomplete Ts.) 

1 37

Blood On the Moon (Ms.) 

1 38

The Bohio Dam (Ts.) 

1 39

The Bold American, Ch. 1-5 (Ms.) 

1 40

The Bold American, Ch. 6-10 (Ms.) 

1 41

The Bold American (Ts.) 

1 42

The Bold American, Ch. 1-5 (Ts. Copies) 

1 43

The Bold American, Ch. 6-10 (Ts. Copies) 

1 44

The Bolt of Jove (Ms.) 

1 45

Botuns (Ms.) 

1 46

A Boy's A Boy the World Over (Ts.) 

1 47

Boy Scouts Under Sealed Orders (Ts.) 

1 48

Boy Scouts Under Sealed Orders, Pts. 5-7 (Revised Ts.) 

1 49

The Boy Who Disappeared: A Story of the Panama Canal (Ms. & Ts.) 

1 50

The Boy Who Made Good (Ts.) 

2 1

The Breath of Allah (Ms.) 

2 2

A Bright Idea (Incomplete Ms. & Ts.) 

2 3

Brodyags (Ms.) 

2 4

Budge, Ch. 1 (Ts.) 

2 5

Budge, Ch. 2 (Ts.) 

2 6

Budge, Ch. 3 (Ts.) 

2 7

Budge, Ch. 4 (Ts. & Incomplete Ms.) 

2 8

Budge, Ch. 5 (Ts.) 

2 9

Budge, Ch. 6 (Ms. & Ts.) 

2 10

Budge, Ch. 7 (Ms. & Ts.) 

2 11

Budge, Ch. 8 (Ms. & Ts.) 

2 12

Budge, Misc. (Ms. & Ts.) 

2 13

Bugbee's Mills: When the Young School Master Kept Bachelor's Halls (Ms.) 

2 14

The Burglar and the Book (Ms., Ts. & Published Story) 

2 15

Buried Goddesses (Ms.) 

2 16

Burning the Mortage (Ms.) 

2 17

Bushmasters (Ms.) 

2 18

A Busy Year At Old Squire's, Ch. 1-15 (Incomplete Ts. & Published Chs.) 

2 19

A Busy Year At Old Squire's, Ch. 16-37 (Incomplete Ts. & Published Chs.) 

2 20

A Busy Year At Old Squire's, Proof Sheets 

2 21

But He Handed Us Back the Change (Ts.) 

2 22

The Cabin Boy of the U.S. Bond (Ms.) 

2 23

Calling Moose (Ms. & Ts.) 

2 24

Camping in a Lion-Proof (Ms.) 

2 25

A Canadian Anabasis (Ms. & Ts.) 

2 26

Capping Droojba's Mate (Ms.) 

2 27

Capturing a Tree Fort (Ms.) 

2 28

Cat Eyed Sam (Ts.) 

2 29

Catherine's Bee Tree (Ms., Incomplete Ts. & Published Story) 

2 30

Caught in a Migration (Ms. & Ts.) 

2 31

Caught in Queer Company (Ms. & Ts.) 

2 32

The Caverns of Gold (Ms.) 

2 33

The Charmed Wolf Chain (Ms. & Ts.) 

2 34

The Choker Bridle (Ms. & Ts.) 

2 35

Chuff (Ms.) 

2 36

Cissy Doe (Ms. & Published Story) 

2 37

A City Under a Glass Roof (Published Story) 

2 38

A City Underground (Ms.) 

2 39

A Classic Adventure Story (Ms.) 

2 40

Clattering Betsy (Ms.) 

2 41

A Cold Snap (Ms.) 

2 42

Condor's Eggs (Ms. & Ts.) 

2 43

The Contrast (Ms.) 

2 44

Cousin Halstead's Monster (Ms. & Ts.) 

2 45

Cousin Theadora's Presentiment (Ms. & Ts.) 

2 46

Cuban War Story No. III (Ms.) 

2 47

A Curious Stroke of Good Fortune (Ms.) 

2 48

The Cycler's Map (Ts.) 

2 49

Cyclone-Proof Houses, Laboratory Papers No. I (Ms.) 

2 50

Daizy (Ms.) 

2 51

Dan Bolt, Ch. 1-2 (Ts. & Incomplete Ms.) 

2 52

Dan Bolt, Ch. 3-6 (Ts. & Incomplete Ms.) 

3 1

Dangerous Pigmies (Ms.) 

3 2

The Dark Day (Ms.) 

3 3

The Day the "Killers" Came (Ms.) 

3 4

Deadly Marksmen (Ts.) 

3 5

A Decided Runabout, Cruise of an Automobile (Ts.) 

3 6

Dingaam's Dog (Ts.) 

3 7

Dipping the Lambs (Ms. & Ts.) 

3 8

The Dog-Catchers (Ts.) 

3 9

The Don and His Little Lady (Ms.) 

3 10

Do We Want This In America? (Ts.) 

3 11

The Down, All of Little Dagon (Ms.) 

3 12

Down the Columbia (Ms. & Ts.) 

3 13

Dustrous Rob's Strategem (Ms.) 

3 14

An Early Attempt at Flash-Lighting (Ts.) 

3 15

Egg Day (Ms.) 

3 16

Elderberry Wine; A Youthful Prohibition in a Prohibition State (Ts.) 

3 17

Elder Witham's Big Squash (Ms.) 

3 18

Embalmed Eggs; A Youthful Speculation (Ts.) 

3 19

An Eventful Holiday (Ms. & Ts.) 

3 20

An Exciting Nigh at the Old Squire's (Ts.) 

3 21

Exploring for Paper Pulp Wood (Ts.) 

3 22

The Eye Sharpener (Ms. & Incomplete Ts.) 

3 23

A Famous Snowcave (Ms.) 

3 24

Firebugs (Ms. & Ts.) 

3 25

Fletch Bothers a Bear (Ms. & Published Story) 

3 26

A Flight From Petrograd (Ms.) 

3 27

The Flood That Made a Fire (Ms., Ts. & Published Story) 

3 28

The Flying Toboggan (Ms.) 

3 29

Fond of Honey (Ts.) 

3 30

A Forensic Strategem (Ms. & Ts.) 

3 31

For the Next World's Fair (Ms.) 

3 32

The Fox Sneak (Ts.) 

3 33

The Freshman's Little Dog (Ms. & Ts.) 

3 34

From Foul to Fair (Ms.) 

3 35

George Lafayette's Narrative (Ms. & Ts.) 

3 36

George Mumbo (Ms.) 

3 37

A Ghost of 1865 (Ms.) 

3 38

The Ghost of Old Whiteface (Ms. & Ts.) 

3 39

A Girl from Oklahoma, or This Perplexing New Age (Ms. & Ts.) 

3 40

A Girl From Oklahoma, or This Perplexing New Age (Ms. & Ts.) 

3 41

A Girl From Oklahoma, or This Perplexing New Age (Ms. & Ts.) 

3 42

Girl Scouts Pro Tem (Ts.) 

3 43

The Girls of Sodom (Ms. & Ts.) 

3 44

A Girl's Courage (Ms.) 

3 45

The Gland Grafters, Bana (Ts.) 

3 46

Gold Fields of the Yukon (Ms. & Ts.) 

3 47

Golden Wedding (Ms.) 

3 48

Gondola Versus Quakahl Canoe (Ms.) 

3 49

Good New Milk Cheese (Ts.) 

3 50

Grandmother Ruth's Gold Beads (Ms.) 

3 51

Grandmother Ruth's Long Lost Legacy (Ms. & Ts.) 

3 52

A Great Event of Our Lives, Pt.2 (Ms.) 

3 53

The Great September Gale (Ms. & Incomplete Ts.) 

3 54

A Great Year of Our Lives (Ms.) 

3 55

The Greatest Forest in the World (Ms.) 

3 56

Greenbacks (Ms. & Ts.) 

3 57

Greenfields (Ts.) 

3 58

The Grizzly and the Baby (Ms. & Ts.) 

3 59

Guess (Ts.) 

3 60

Gustus (Ts.) 

3 61

The Guide-Board, Pt. 1 (Ms.) 

3 62

The Guide-Board, Pt. 2 (Ms.) 

3 63

Half a Bushel of Gold Dollars (Ms.) 

3 64

Half a Day With a Great Showman (Ms. & Ts.) 

4 1

Halstead, I (Ms.) 

4 2

Halstead, II (Ts.) 

4 3

Halstead, III (Ms. & Ts.) 

4 4

Halstead, IV (Incomplete Ms. & Ts.) 

4 5

Halstead's New Derby (Ts. & Published Story) 

4 6

Haps and Mishaps at the Old Farm (Ms.) 

4 7

Hard Cider at the Antipodes (Ms. & Ts.) 

4 8

A Hard Times Refuge (Ms.) 

4 9

He Gave the Doctor $10.00 (Ms.) 

4 10

He Made Use of His Bible (Ms.) 

4 11

He Was a Graduate (Ms.) 

4 12

A Hint from the Fatherland (Ms.) 

4 13

The Hired Boys Tough Job (Ms.) 

4 14

His Business with Menelek (Ms. & Ts.) 

4 15

His City Greenness (Ms.) 

4 16

His Long Dark Night in Spitzbergen (Ms. & Ts.) 

4 17

His Queerest Case (Ms.) 

4 18

His Uniform (Ms.) 

4 19

Home Week at the Old Bexar Place (Ts. & Partial Ms.) 

4 20

Hot Waffles from the Waffle Cart (Ms. & Ts.) 

4 21

How Addison Got into Court--and Out (Ms. & Ts.) 

4 22

How Addison Won the Debate (Ms. & Ts.) 

4 23

How Roy Earned His Watch (Ms.) 

4 24

How They Catch & Charm the Cobra di Capello, or Captor & Captured (Ms.) 

4 25

How Tippoo Sahib Crossed the Delaware (Ms.) 

4 26

How to Trap Eels (Ms.) 

4 27

How we Learned to Pump Hot Water (Ms.) 

4 28

How We Lost Our Bees (Ms. & Ts.) 

4 29

How We Lost the Dowel Machine (Ms.) 

4 30

The Humors of Ostrich Farming (Ms.) 

4 31

Hunting a Maverick Ostrich (Ms. & Ts.) 

4 32

Hunting Jack Rabbits (Ms.) 

4 33

Hyatt's Dog (Ms. & Ts.) 

4 34

An Illustrious Refugee (Ms.) 

4 35

Immortal Life: The Human Personality (Ms.) 

4 36

An Importunate Offer of Marriage (Ms.) 

4 37

In a Dire Emergency (Ts.) 

4 38

In a Rolling Chair (Ms.) 

4 39

In Cuba With a Balloon (Ts. [annotated]) 

4 40

In Moscow with the Black Hundred (Ts. annotated]) 

4 41

In Old School District No. 11 (Ms.) 

4 42

In Search of a Ghost (Ms.) 

4 43

In Slogget's Bay (Ms.) 

4 44

In the Caribou's Last Retreat (Ts.) 

4 45

In the Citrus Belt (Ms.) 

4 46

In the Grip of Spain (Ts.) 

4 47

In the Gypsum-Water Country (Ms.) 

4 48

In the Heart of the Selkirks (Ms.) 

4 49

Indian Turnip Salad (Ts.) 

4 50

An Indignant Little Patriot (Ts.) 

4 51

Innoculating Old Ginger (Ms.) 

4 52

Interrupted by an Earthquake (Ms.) 

4 53

Ishur (Ms.) 

4 54

An Isthmus Tragedy (Ms.) 

4 55

Jack: an Early Maine Hero (Ts.) 

4 56

James Holman (Ms. & Ts.) 

4 57

Jehu (Ms. & Ts.) 

4 58

Jordan Water (Ts.) 

4 59

Josh Billing's Pulpit (Clipping) 

4 60

Juby: The Boy Who Wore the Papoose Splints (Ms.) 

4 61

A Jug of Split (Ms.) 

4 62

Jule: A Curious Episode of History (Ms.) 

4 63

Julia (Ms., Ts., & Published Story) 

4 64

Katahdin Camps: Chap. 1-6 (Ts. with Ms. Additions; Newspaper Section) 

4 65

Katahdin Camps: Chap. 7-15 (Ms.) 

5 1

Katahdin Camps (Galley Proofs) 

5 2

Keota's Flight (Ms. & Incomplete Ts.) 

5 3

Killing a Big Magnet (Ms.) 

5 4

A Klondike Rustler (Ts.) 

5 5

Knock About Club in the Woods (Ms.) 

5 6

Lafe and Lem in Paris (Ts. [annotated]) 

5 7

La Foule (Ms.) 

5 8

A Landscape in Maine (Ms.) 

5 9

The Larger Life (Ms.) 

5 10

Lassoing A Buck (Ms.) 

5 11

The Last Indian Attack in New England (Ms.) 

5 12

Laughing Sylvi's Boy: Chap 3 & 5 (Ms.) 

5 13

Learning to Shear Sheep (Ms.) 

5 14

Left Behind in the Mountains (Ms.) 

5 15

Left on Labrador [?] (Ms.) 

5 16

Left Wintering Among the Syots (Ms.) 

5 17

A Lesson in Pumps (Published Story) 

5 18

The Library of Congress (Ms.) 

5 19

The Lilla Halluma's Portrait Painter (Ts.) 

5 20

Little Big Hat (Ts.) 

5 21

Little Big-Heart (Ms. & Published Story) 

5 22

Little Mark Lovewell's Strategem (Ms.) 

5 23

A Lively Adventure While Spraying for Mosquitoes (Ts.) 

5 24

A Lively Night at Camp (Ts. with Ms. Additions) 

5 25

Long-Neckes in the Woods (Ts.) 

5 26

Lost at the Great Fair (Ms.) 

5 27

The Lost Girls (Ts. with Ms. Additions) 

5 28

Lud (Ms.) 

5 29

Lurena (Ts.) 

5 30

Maine Gold (Ms. & Ts.) 

5 31

Making Diamonds; Some Odd Glimpses of Human Nature (Ms. & Ts.) 

5 32

Making Ink (Ms.) 

5 33

Making Souvenir Books at the World's Fair (Ms.) 

5 34

The Man that Fixed that Clock (Ms.) 

5 35

Marooned (Ms.) 

5 36

Master Kennard's War Against "Busters" (Ms.) 

5 37

Match-maker in Spite of Himself (Ts. [annotated]) 

5 38

Mexican Foot-balls (Ms.) 

5 39

Milly Woodbridge's Trek to the Pacific (Ms. & Ts.) 

5 40

Minerva's Clay-bank (Ts.) 

5 41

Mirabel (Ms. & Ts.) 

5 42

A Mishap of Modern Whale-fishing (Ms.) 

5 43

The Mishaps of Cupid (Ms.) 

5 44

Mr. Shanklin's Dale (Ms.) 

10 1

Molly's Baby (Page Proofs, 2 copies) 

5 45

Molly's Baby [2] (Page Proofs) 

5 46

Molly's Baby (Page Proofs Part 4) 

5 47

Molly's Baby (Ms. with Ts. Additions) 

5 48

Molly's Baby (Galley Proofs) 

5 49

Molly's Baby (Galley Proofs Corrected) 

5 50

Molly's Diary (Ms.) 

5 51

Monkeys Who Make Wine (Ms.) 

5 52

The Morphia Lecture (Ts.) 

5 53

A Motor-Cycle Among the Lions (Ms.) 

5 54

Mt. Katahdin for a State Park (Ms.) 

5 55

Muff (Ms.) 

5 56

My Boyhood Friend (Ts. [annotated]) 

5 57

My Brave Little Great-Aunt Who Migrated to Ohio (Ts. with Ms. Additions) 

5 58

My Classmate Catherine (Ms. & Ts.) 

5 59

My First and Last Horse-Trade (Ms.) 

6 1

My Folks in Maine I (Ms., Ts. & Published Story) 

6 2

My Folks in Maine II (Ms., Ts. & Published Story) 

6 3

My Own Small Adventure (Ms. & Ts.) 

6 4

My Two Little Manchu Friends (Ts. [annotated]) 

6 5

Mysterious Immigrants (Ms.) 

6 6

Mysterious Visitors (Ms. & Published Story) 

6 7

The Nameless Graves (Ms.) 

6 8

National Revenges (Ms.) 

6 9

The Nation's Responsibility for Its Laborers on the Panama Canal (Ms.) 

6 10

Native Diamonds (Ts. [annotated]) 

6 11

A Naturalist Pro Tem (Ms. & Ts.) 

6 12

Natural Salvation (Ms. & Ts.) 

6 13

Nature's Wild Herd of Controversy (Ms. & Ts.) 

6 14

Nep: How We Cured a Balky Horse (Ms.) 

6 15

Newspapermen at the World's Fair (Ms.) 

6 16

Nick Strumpfer (Ts.) 

6 17

A Night at the Lower Geyser Basin (Ts.) 

6 18

The Night the Stars Fell (Ms.) 

6 19

The Night We Carried Home a Ghost (Ms. & Ts.) 

6 20

Nobel, Alfred (Published Story) 

6 21

Nobody's Boys; At Sea on a Lumber Raft (Ms.) 

6 22

Northwest Stories (Ms.& Ts.) 

6 23

Not Wholly His Growth (Ms.) 

6 24

Oil of Trout and Pussy (Ms.) 

6 25

The Old Boy's Tandem (Ms. & Ts.) 

6 26

The Old Copperhead's Boy (Ms.) 

6 27

The Old Elder's Grab Bag (Ms. & Published Story) 

6 28

Old Home Week at Wagnor; Some of the Stories They Told (Ms. & Ts.) 

6 29

Old Jamestown (Ms.) 

6 30

The Old Minister's Girls; But Chiefly Pony (Ms.) 

6 31

The Old Schoolmaster's Stories (Ms.) 

6 32

The Old Squire's Evaporator (Ts.) 

6 33

The Old Squire's Fire-bugs (Ts. [annotated]) 

6 34

The Old Squire's Grand Excursion (Ms. & Ts.) 

6 35

The Old Squire's Little Black Brother (Ts.) 

6 36

The Old Squire's Merycole (Ms. & Ts.) 

6 37

The Old Squire's Rennovation (Ms.) 

6 38

The Old Squire's Robin (Ms. & Ts.) 

6 39

The Old Squire's Spy-Glass (Ms.) 

6 40

The Old Squire's Story (Ts.) 

6 41

The Old Squire's Vinegar Bible (Ts.) 

6 42

An Old Tale of the Seas (Ts.) 

6 43

Old Zack's Lecture (Ts.) 

6 44

On a Corona (Ms.) 

6 45

On a Kerosene Bike (Ms.) 

6 46

On Board the Swamp King (Ts.) 

6 47

On R.F.D. Route No. 2 (Ts.) 

6 48

On the Amazon (Fragments) 

6 49

On the Great Caribour Barrens (Ms.) 

6 50

On the Road to Brighton (Ms. with Ts. Additions) 

6 51

On the Slashes (Ms.) 

6 52

On the Sober Seat (Ms. & Ts.) 

6 53

On the Way to Ohio (Ms. & Ts.) 

6 54

Once on a May-Day Eve (Ms.) 

6 55

The One-Eyed Decapitator (Ms.) 

6 56

One Night in the Grand Canon (Ms. & Ts.) 

6 57

One Sunday at the Old Farm (Ts. with Ms. Additions) 

6 58

129 Was a Great Hunter (Ms.) 

6 59

The Only Ghost I Ever Saw (Ts.) 

6 60

The Orange Robin; A High School Story (Ms. with Ts. Additions; Published Story) 

6 61

Orphaned Pets (Ts.) 

6 62

Oughter Know Better (Ts.) 

6 63

Our Drive into the Cemetary (Ms.) 

6 64

Our Farm Down East (Ms.) 

6 65

Our Herbariums (Ms.) 

6 66

Our Old Classmate Who Made Soup (Ms. & Ts.) 

6 67

Our Trip to Mexico (Ms.) 

6 68

Our Trip with the Six-Legged Calf (Ts.) 

6 69

Out of the Night Sky (Ms. & Ts.) 

6 70

Overheard Among the Gondolas (Ms.) 

6 71

Over the Border; Adventure Serial (Ts.[annotated]) 

6 72

A Pathetic Fugitive (Ms. & Ts.) 

6 73

Patrolling a Telegraph Line in Africa (Ms.) 

6 74

Pemmican for Prisoners in Germany (Ms.) 

6 75

Phillipine Sketches (Ms. & Ts.) 

6 76

Photographing Bears in an Apple Tree (Ms.) 

6 77

Phouts and the "Coon" (Ms.) 

7 1

Pioneering on the Peace (Ts.) 

7 2

Pitching Quoits (Ms.) 

7 3

Pluri-Cellular Man (Ms.) 

7 4

Poacher Story (Ms.) 

7 5

Poison Ivy (Ts.) 

7 6

A Poor Head for Politics (Ts.) 

7 7

Precious Platinum; the Whizzer and the Oscillation (Ms. & Ts.) 

7 8

A Pretty Scrape at the Old Squire's (Ms.) 

7 9

The Price of Discretion (Ms. & Ts.) 

7 10

The Price of Mercy (Ms. & Published Story) 

7 11

Promoting a Romance (Ms.) 

7 12

Prospecting for Copper on Isle Royale (Ms. & Ts.) 

7 13

The Pumas of Popocatapetl (Ms. & Ts.) 

7 14

Pur (Ms.) 

7 15

Queen o' the Meadow (Ms.) 

7 16

Queer Detectives (Ms.) 

7 17

The Queer Potency of the Bear (Ts. [annotated]) 

7 18

A Queer Ragget (Ts.) 

7 19

Quest for Fire (Ms.) 

7 20

Rats! Oh Rats! A Boy's Curious Experience (Ms. & Ts.) 

7 21

Reasonably Homesick (Ms.) 

7 22

A Recessional in Latin Pronunciation (Ms. & Ts.) 

7 23

Red Fire (Ts. [annotated]) 

7 24

Red Propaganda (Ms. & Ts.) 

7 25

The Remarkable Story of a Bee Farm (Ms.) 

7 26

The Return of Agony Gash-um (Ts.) 

7 27

A Righteous Revolution (Ts.) 

7 28

Rossomaks (Ms.) 

7 29

Round the Fireplace at Pueblo (Ts.) 

7 30

Russia Leather (Ms.) 

7 31

Saltpeter-Water (Ms.) 

7 32

Sambo the Tyrant (Ts. with Ms. Additions; Published Story) 

7 33

Schoolmaster up a Tree (Ms.) 

7 34

The Schoolmaster's Jug (Ts.) 

7 35

The Scientific Renaissance of Christianity (Ms. with Ts. Additions) 

7 36

The Senora's Chicken (Ms.) 

7 37

Sergeant Willis Murch Dubois (Ts.) 

7 38

A Set-to with Simon-Peter (Ms. & Ts.) 

7 39

Shall the Truth Always be Spoken? (Ms.) 

7 40

Shasskus (Ms. & Ts.) 

7 41

Shot (Ms. & Ts.) 

7 42

The Silver Ball (Ms. & Ts.) 

7 43

Six Weeks with the Sioux (Ts.[annotated]) 

7 44

Sixty Miles for a Dog (Ts.) 

7 45

Sneefus (Ms. & Ts.) 

7 46

Squommy-Hawks (Ts.) 

7 47

Stampeded by Egyptians (Ms.) 

7 48

Stopped it with His Hat (Ts.) 

7 49

A Store Boat on a South American River; Six Trading Adventures (Ts.) 

7 50

Stories by Truant Officers (Ms. & Ts.) 

7 51

Stories of My Home Folks (Ms. & Ts.) 

7 52

Stories of My Home Folks (Galley Proof) 

7 53

Stories of the Old Home Farm [?] I (Ms.) 

7 54

Stories of the Old Home Farm [?] II (Ms.) 

7 55

The Story of an Amethyst Cluster (Ms. & Ts.) 

7 56

The Story of the Famous Speciman (Ms. & Incomplete Ts.) 

7 57

The Story That Was Never Told (Ms. & Ts.) 

8 1

Strange Visitors at the Old Farm: Chap 1-4 (Ms.) 

8 2

Strange Visitors at the Old Farm: Chap 5-8 (Ms. & Ts.) 

8 3

Strangely Found Pearls (Ts.) 

8 4

Strategem in Hydrolics (Ms.) 

8 5

A Stroke of Good Fortune (Ts. [annotated]) 

8 6

The Subjugation of David Doble (Ts.) 

8 7

Sudden Wealth (Ms.) 

8 8

Sumac (Ms.) 

8 9

Surgeon to a White Bear (ms.) 

8 10

Swingel (Ts.) 

8 11

Tele-Photographing a Lion (Ms.) 

8 12

A Terrible Ride (Ms.) 

8 13

A Thanksgiving from the Northwest (Ts.) 

8 14

That Barrel of Spruce Gum (Ms.) 

8 15

That Buffalo on the Ten Dollar Bills (Ms.) 

8 16

That Crumcust Boy (Tx. [annotated]) 

8 17

That Cry in the Night (Ms. & Ts.) 

8 18

That Merry Golden Wedding; Up in Jericho (Ms.) 

8 19

That Old Leather Bottom Chair (Ms. & Ts.) 

8 20

That Plot at Quebec (Ms. published story) 

8 21

That Queer Class Memorial (Ms. & Ts. [annotated]) 

8 22

That Queer Gold Brick (Ms.) 

8 23

Their First Deer Hunt (Ts.) 

8 24

Their Remarkable Expedition to the Wild-Apple Orchards of Patagonia (Ms. & Ts.) 

8 25

Theologs (Ts.) 

8 26

They All Made Home Runs (Ms.) 

8 27

They Were Seeing America First (Ts.) 

8 28

Those Queer Fisherman (Ts.) 

8 29

Those Wood-Buffalo Calves (Ts. with ms. additions) 

8 30

A Thousand Ouiji Boards (Ts.) 

8 31

Three to One (Ms.) 

8 32

Tit for Tat (Ms.) 

8 33

To Babylon on a Steam Launch (Ms.) 

8 34

To Be Shot at Sunrise (Ts.) 

8 35

To Lovewell's Pond; Stolen Team (Ms.) 

8 36

To Preserve the Nation's Forests (Ms.) 

8 37

Tom and Ruth of the Chatham Fox Corners (reference to) 

8 38

The Tory Egg (Ms.) 

8 39

The Tragedy of My Boyhood (Ms.) 

8 40

A Tragedy of "Yellow Sunday" (Ts.) 

8 41

Trapping a Fire-Bug (Ms.) 

8 42

A Tremendous Trust (Ms., Ts. & published story) 

8 43

Trickery and Puck (Ts.) 

8 44

A Trip to the Chicago World's Fair (incomplete Ms.) 

8 45

Trotter (Ts.) 

8 46

Turkey Legs (Ms.) 

8 47

Twenty Pieces of Silver (Ts.) 

8 48

Two Old Boys Go Trapping (Ts.) 

8 49

Two Techs Abroad (Ms., chapters 1 and 5) 

8 50

Uncle Jarve's Automobile (Ms.) 

8 51

Uncle Jarve's Submarine (Ms.) 

8 52

Uncle Jarve's Water Dragon (Ms.) 

8 53

Uncle Jarve's Water Samson (Ms. & published story) 

8 54

Uncle Ludovic's Farm in Nebraska (Ts.) 

8 55

Uncle Sam's Camels (Ms.) 

8 56

Under the Bunk (Ms.) 

8 57

Under the Doorsteps at Montecello (Ms. & Ts.) 

8 58

Untidy Aldercraft (Ts.) 

8 59

Up in the Great Woods; Six Youthful Expeditions (Ms.) 

8 60

Valiant Little Sue (Ms.) 

8 61

The Vestal Band (Ts.) 

8 62

The Voyage of the Fire-Canoe (Ms.) 

8 63

Walter Wheelwright's Guardian (Ts.) 

8 64

War on the Lake (Ts.) 

8 65

Warm Hearts but Rash (Ts. [annotated]) 

8 66

Was it the Rogue? (Ms.) 

8 67

Watch-Night at the Ranche (Ms. & Ts.) 

8 68

The Water-American (Ms.) 

8 69

The Water Boas of the Locantins (Ts.) 

8 70

Waynor Milk Farm (Ms.) 

8 71

A Wayside Phillistine (Ms.) 

8 72

What Became of the Hare (Ts. [annotated]) 

8 73

What Got Into Laughing Sylvanus; His Fighting Blood (Ms.) 

8 74

What Happened to the Harvest Feast (Ms.) 

8 75

What One Know-Nothing Knew (Ms.) 

8 76

What Shall We Do With the Mississippi? (Ms. & Ts.) 

8 77

Wheel-foot and Dummy (Ms.) 

8 78-79

When Baranov Ruled Alaska (Ms. & Ts.) 

8 80

When Cousin Halstead Made His Will (Ts.) 

8 81

When Daniel Webster Sang Hail Columbia (Ts.) 

8 82

When Dolly Madison Saved the Stuart Portrait (Ms.) 

8 83

When "Et" Got Started (Ts.) 

9 1

When Halstead Wore the Sneezle-Snoot (Ms. & Ts.) 

9 2

When He Was a Boy (Ts.) 

9 3

When I Lived with the Indians (Ms.) 

9 4

When Life Was Young (Ms.) 

9 5

When Neighbor Catherine Blew the Horn (Ms. & Published Story) 

9 6

When the Fourth Came on Sunday (Ts.) 

9 7

When the Honey Jug Exploded (Ms.) 

9 8

When the Moon Fell Down (Ms.) 

9 9

When the Old Squire Held Court (Ms.) 

9 10

When the Reds Came to Astrakhan (Ts.) 

9 11

When the Self-Sender Went West (Ms., Ts., & Published Story) 

9 12

When the Watcher Slept (Ms. & Ts.) 

9 13

When Theodora Lost the Cap Box (Ms. & Incomplete Ts.) 

9 14

When We Brought Home Queen Tomyris (Ms. & Published Story) 

9 15

When We Stampeded Chataugua (Ts.) 

9 16

When We Took Quebec (Ms.) 

9 17

When we Went Home in Meal Bags (Ms. & Ts.) 

9 18

Where Did You Fit (Ms. & Ts.) 

9 19

Where Mocha and Java Grow (Ms.) 

9 20

While Cutting His Second Teeth (Ts.) 

9 21

While Guarding the Nation's Forests (Ms. & Ts.) 

9 22

While Guarding the Sheepfold (Ts. with Ms. Additions 

9 23

The Whisper Through the Key-hole (Ms. & Ts.) 

9 24

Why He Went to Klondike (Ts.) 

9 25

Why Laughing Sylvanus and "Lucy" Went to Princeton (Ms. & Ts.) 

9 26

Why Not Take off that Bounty? (Ms.) 

9 27

Why the 45th Parallel is Crooked (Ms.) 

9 28

Wild Knights of the Forest (Ms. & Ts.) 

9 29

A Wild Night on the Frazer (Ms.) 

9 30

A Wildwood Romance: Chap 1-10 (Ts.) 

9 31

A Wildwood Romance: Chap 11-21 (Ms. & Ts.) 

9 32

A Wildwood Romance: Chap 1-8; Addison's Romance (Ts.) 

9 33

A Wildwood Romance: Chap 9-21; Following Addison's Romance (Ts. with Ms. Additions) 

9 34

Wimble Betty (Ms.) 

9 35

Wintering Among the Koaks (Ts.) 

9 36

With a Bottle on His Back (Ts.) 

9 37

With a Load of Spring Lambs (Ms.) 

9 38

With the Help of Little Samson (Ts.) 

9 39

Without a Lantern (Ms.) 

9 40

The World's Fair of 1900 (Ms.) 

9 41

The Wrong Bird (Ms.) 

9 42

Yap Dollars (Ms.) 

9 43

Yeggs (Ms. & Ts.) 

9 44

Yilly Billy (Incomplete Ms. & Ts.) 

9 45

The Young Aeronauts (Ms.) 

9 46

Young Chief (Ms.) 

9 47

Young Love Running Wild (Ms. & Ts.) 

9 48

Young Satan (Ts.) 

9 49

A Young Stranger Who Came Along to Us (Ms. & Ts.) 

9 50

A Young Watcher's Christmas Eve (Ts.) 

9 51-71

Untitled Ms. 

9 72

Untitled Ms. Fragments 

9 73-78

Untitled Ms. Incomplete 


 M170.2 Personal Records   0.5 linear feet

Series Description:

Consists of a small group of correspondence (1868-1910); biographical records, certificates, and other printed ephemera (1887-1959); manuscript covers, story ideas, and other fragments (undated); clippings (1904-82), two of Stephens' manuscript notebooks donated by the Friends of C.A. Stephens, and a typescript copy of Minnie Scalar Stephens' will.

Arrangement:

Arranged alphabetically by subject.

Box Folder
10 2

Biographical Data 

10 3

Biographical Data Complied by Dr. Gerald Gruman 

10 4

Correspondence, March 31, 1868 - October 26, 1931, n.d. 

10 5

Covers, Misc. 

10 6

Documents and Certificates 

10 6a

Images 

10 6b

Misc. holographs 

10 7

Misc. Ms. (Article for The Portland Sunday Telegram) 

10 8

Misc. Ms. submitted for publication, "A Wild Goose Hunt", by Frank W. Calkins 

10 9

Newspaper Clippings, "C.A. Stephens re: Prol." 

10 9a

Newspaper Clippings, misc. 

10 9b

Newspaper Clippings, scientific rejunvination/radioendocrinology 

10 10

Newspaper Clippings, story ideas 

Volume
1

Notebook 

2

Notebook 

Box Folder
10 11

Printed Ephemera 

10 12

Story Ideas, Misc. Ms. Folder 1 

10 13

Story Ideas, Misc. Ms. Folder 2 

10 14

Story: Lists of Juvenile Stories 

10 15

Story: Tear Sheets 

10 16

Will (t.m.s.; copy), Minnie Scalar Stephens, October 26, 1954