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Charles Asbury Stephens collection M170

Title:
Charles Asbury Stephens collection
Creator:
Stephens, C.A., (Charles Asbury), 1844-1931
ID:
M170
Date [bulk]:
Bulk, 1880-1931
Date [inclusive]:
1880-1931
Extent:
9.5 linear feet
Language:
English
Repository:
George J. Mitchell Department of Special Collections & Archives, Bowdoin College Library, Brunswick, Maine 04011
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.
Access Restrictions:

No restrictions.

Preferred Citation:

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

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.

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.

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.

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

Box 1 Folder 1

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

Box 1 Folder 2

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

Box 1 Folder 3

Ahead of the Flag, Ch.7-8

Box 1 Folder 4

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

Box 1 Folder 5

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

Box 1 Folder 6

Andros Island (Ms.)

Box 1 Folder 7

Andros Island (Incomplete Ts.)

Box 1 Folder 8

Arethusa IV (Ts.)

Box 1 Folder 9

The Ark of 1803, Pts 7-8 (Ms.)

Box 1 Folder 10

The Astronomer At Home (Ms.)

Box 1 Folder 11

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

Box 1 Folder 12

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

Box 1 Folder 13

At Jericho Flume (Ts.)

Box 1 Folder 14

At the Blossoming of the Holy Sea (Ms.)

Box 1 Folder 15

At the Bombardment of Alexandria (Ms.)

Box 1 Folder 16

At the End of the Road (Ts.)

Box 1 Folder 17

At the Lamb Rock (Ms. & Ts.)

Box 1 Folder 18

At the Manilla Pumping Station (Ms.)

Box 1 Folder 19

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

Box 1 Folder 20

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

Box 1 Folder 21

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

Box 1 Folder 22

B. Solomon's Watch (Ms. & Clipping)

Box 1 Folder 23

The Baboon Who Tends a Switch (Ms.)

Box 1 Folder 24

The Baby Nobody Wanted

Box 1 Folder 25

Barty, A Peace River Pet

Box 1 Folder 26

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

Box 1 Folder 27

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

Box 1 Folder 28

A Bear Under the Schoolhouse (Ms.)

Box 1 Folder 29

Before the Mayflower Came (Ts.)

Box 1 Folder 30

Better Blood (Ms.)

Box 1 Folder 31

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

Box 1 Folder 32

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

Box 1 Folder 33

Billy String (Ms. & Ts.)

Box 1 Folder 34

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

Box 1 Folder 35

Black Foxes (Ms. & Incomplete Ts.)

Box 1 Folder 36

Blood On the Moon (Ms.)

Box 1 Folder 37

The Bohio Dam (Ts.)

Box 1 Folder 38

The Bold American, Ch. 1-5 (Ms.)

Box 1 Folder 39

The Bold American, Ch. 6-10 (Ms.)

Box 1 Folder 40

The Bold American (Ts.)

Box 1 Folder 41

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

Box 1 Folder 42

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

Box 1 Folder 43

The Bolt of Jove (Ms.)

Box 1 Folder 44

Botuns (Ms.)

Box 1 Folder 45

A Boy's A Boy the World Over (Ts.)

Box 1 Folder 46

Boy Scouts Under Sealed Orders (Ts.)

Box 1 Folder 47

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

Box 1 Folder 48

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

Box 1 Folder 49

The Boy Who Made Good (Ts.)

Box 1 Folder 50

The Breath of Allah (Ms.)

Box 2 Folder 1

A Bright Idea (Incomplete Ms. & Ts.)

Box 2 Folder 2

Brodyags (Ms.)

Box 2 Folder 3

Budge, Ch. 1 (Ts.)

Box 2 Folder 4

Budge, Ch. 2 (Ts.)

Box 2 Folder 5

Budge, Ch. 3 (Ts.)

Box 2 Folder 6

Budge, Ch. 4 (Ts. & Incomplete Ms.)

Box 2 Folder 7

Budge, Ch. 5 (Ts.)

Box 2 Folder 8

Budge, Ch. 6 (Ms. & Ts.)

Box 2 Folder 9

Budge, Ch. 7 (Ms. & Ts.)

Box 2 Folder 10

Budge, Ch. 8 (Ms. & Ts.)

Box 2 Folder 11

Budge, Misc. (Ms. & Ts.)

Box 2 Folder 12

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

Box 2 Folder 13

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

Box 2 Folder 14

Buried Goddesses (Ms.)

Box 2 Folder 15

Burning the Mortage (Ms.)

Box 2 Folder 16

Bushmasters (Ms.)

Box 2 Folder 17

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

Box 2 Folder 18

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

Box 2 Folder 19

A Busy Year At Old Squire's, Proof Sheets

Box 2 Folder 20

But He Handed Us Back the Change (Ts.)

Box 2 Folder 21

The Cabin Boy of the U.S. Bond (Ms.)

Box 2 Folder 22

Calling Moose (Ms. & Ts.)

Box 2 Folder 23

Camping in a Lion-Proof (Ms.)

Box 2 Folder 24

A Canadian Anabasis (Ms. & Ts.)

Box 2 Folder 25

Capping Droojba's Mate (Ms.)

Box 2 Folder 26

Capturing a Tree Fort (Ms.)

Box 2 Folder 27

Cat Eyed Sam (Ts.)

Box 2 Folder 28

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

Box 2 Folder 29

Caught in a Migration (Ms. & Ts.)

Box 2 Folder 30

Caught in Queer Company (Ms. & Ts.)

Box 2 Folder 31

The Caverns of Gold (Ms.)

Box 2 Folder 32

The Charmed Wolf Chain (Ms. & Ts.)

Box 2 Folder 33

The Choker Bridle (Ms. & Ts.)

Box 2 Folder 34

Chuff (Ms.)

Box 2 Folder 35

Cissy Doe (Ms. & Published Story)

Box 2 Folder 36

A City Under a Glass Roof (Published Story)

Box 2 Folder 37

A City Underground (Ms.)

Box 2 Folder 38

A Classic Adventure Story (Ms.)

Box 2 Folder 39

Clattering Betsy (Ms.)

Box 2 Folder 40

A Cold Snap (Ms.)

Box 2 Folder 41

Condor's Eggs (Ms. & Ts.)

Box 2 Folder 42

The Contrast (Ms.)

Box 2 Folder 43

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

Box 2 Folder 44

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

Box 2 Folder 45

Cuban War Story No. III (Ms.)

Box 2 Folder 46

A Curious Stroke of Good Fortune (Ms.)

Box 2 Folder 47

The Cycler's Map (Ts.)

Box 2 Folder 48

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

Box 2 Folder 49

Daizy (Ms.)

Box 2 Folder 50

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

Box 2 Folder 51

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

Box 2 Folder 52

Dangerous Pigmies (Ms.)

Box 3 Folder 1

The Dark Day (Ms.)

Box 3 Folder 2

The Day the "Killers" Came (Ms.)

Box 3 Folder 3

Deadly Marksmen (Ts.)

Box 3 Folder 4

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

Box 3 Folder 5

Dingaam's Dog (Ts.)

Box 3 Folder 6

Dipping the Lambs (Ms. & Ts.)

Box 3 Folder 7

The Dog-Catchers (Ts.)

Box 3 Folder 8

The Don and His Little Lady (Ms.)

Box 3 Folder 9

Do We Want This In America? (Ts.)

Box 3 Folder 10

The Down, All of Little Dagon (Ms.)

Box 3 Folder 11

Down the Columbia (Ms. & Ts.)

Box 3 Folder 12

Dustrous Rob's Strategem (Ms.)

Box 3 Folder 13

An Early Attempt at Flash-Lighting (Ts.)

Box 3 Folder 14

Egg Day (Ms.)

Box 3 Folder 15

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

Box 3 Folder 16

Elder Witham's Big Squash (Ms.)

Box 3 Folder 17

Embalmed Eggs; A Youthful Speculation (Ts.)

Box 3 Folder 18

An Eventful Holiday (Ms. & Ts.)

Box 3 Folder 19

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

Box 3 Folder 20

Exploring for Paper Pulp Wood (Ts.)

Box 3 Folder 21

The Eye Sharpener (Ms. & Incomplete Ts.)

Box 3 Folder 22

A Famous Snowcave (Ms.)

Box 3 Folder 23

Firebugs (Ms. & Ts.)

Box 3 Folder 24

Fletch Bothers a Bear (Ms. & Published Story)

Box 3 Folder 25

A Flight From Petrograd (Ms.)

Box 3 Folder 26

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

Box 3 Folder 27

The Flying Toboggan (Ms.)

Box 3 Folder 28

Fond of Honey (Ts.)

Box 3 Folder 29

A Forensic Strategem (Ms. & Ts.)

Box 3 Folder 30

For the Next World's Fair (Ms.)

Box 3 Folder 31

The Fox Sneak (Ts.)

Box 3 Folder 32

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

Box 3 Folder 33

From Foul to Fair (Ms.)

Box 3 Folder 34

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

Box 3 Folder 35

George Mumbo (Ms.)

Box 3 Folder 36

A Ghost of 1865 (Ms.)

Box 3 Folder 37

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

Box 3 Folder 38

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

Box 3 Folder 39

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

Box 3 Folder 40

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

Box 3 Folder 41

Girl Scouts Pro Tem (Ts.)

Box 3 Folder 42

The Girls of Sodom (Ms. & Ts.)

Box 3 Folder 43

A Girl's Courage (Ms.)

Box 3 Folder 44

The Gland Grafters, Bana (Ts.)

Box 3 Folder 45

Gold Fields of the Yukon (Ms. & Ts.)

Box 3 Folder 46

Golden Wedding (Ms.)

Box 3 Folder 47

Gondola Versus Quakahl Canoe (Ms.)

Box 3 Folder 48

Good New Milk Cheese (Ts.)

Box 3 Folder 49

Grandmother Ruth's Gold Beads (Ms.)

Box 3 Folder 50

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

Box 3 Folder 51

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

Box 3 Folder 52

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

Box 3 Folder 53

A Great Year of Our Lives (Ms.)

Box 3 Folder 54

The Greatest Forest in the World (Ms.)

Box 3 Folder 55

Greenbacks (Ms. & Ts.)

Box 3 Folder 56

Greenfields (Ts.)

Box 3 Folder 57

The Grizzly and the Baby (Ms. & Ts.)

Box 3 Folder 58

Guess (Ts.)

Box 3 Folder 59

Gustus (Ts.)

Box 3 Folder 60

The Guide-Board, Pt. 1 (Ms.)

Box 3 Folder 61

The Guide-Board, Pt. 2 (Ms.)

Box 3 Folder 62

Half a Bushel of Gold Dollars (Ms.)

Box 3 Folder 63

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

Box 3 Folder 64

Halstead, I (Ms.)

Box 4 Folder 1

Halstead, II (Ts.)

Box 4 Folder 2

Halstead, III (Ms. & Ts.)

Box 4 Folder 3

Halstead, IV (Incomplete Ms. & Ts.)

Box 4 Folder 4

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

Box 4 Folder 5

Haps and Mishaps at the Old Farm (Ms.)

Box 4 Folder 6

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

Box 4 Folder 7

A Hard Times Refuge (Ms.)

Box 4 Folder 8

He Gave the Doctor $10.00 (Ms.)

Box 4 Folder 9

He Made Use of His Bible (Ms.)

Box 4 Folder 10

He Was a Graduate (Ms.)

Box 4 Folder 11

A Hint from the Fatherland (Ms.)

Box 4 Folder 12

The Hired Boys Tough Job (Ms.)

Box 4 Folder 13

His Business with Menelek (Ms. & Ts.)

Box 4 Folder 14

His City Greenness (Ms.)

Box 4 Folder 15

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

Box 4 Folder 16

His Queerest Case (Ms.)

Box 4 Folder 17

His Uniform (Ms.)

Box 4 Folder 18

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

Box 4 Folder 19

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

Box 4 Folder 20

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

Box 4 Folder 21

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

Box 4 Folder 22

How Roy Earned His Watch (Ms.)

Box 4 Folder 23

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

Box 4 Folder 24

How Tippoo Sahib Crossed the Delaware (Ms.)

Box 4 Folder 25

How to Trap Eels (Ms.)

Box 4 Folder 26

How we Learned to Pump Hot Water (Ms.)

Box 4 Folder 27

How We Lost Our Bees (Ms. & Ts.)

Box 4 Folder 28

How We Lost the Dowel Machine (Ms.)

Box 4 Folder 29

The Humors of Ostrich Farming (Ms.)

Box 4 Folder 30

Hunting a Maverick Ostrich (Ms. & Ts.)

Box 4 Folder 31

Hunting Jack Rabbits (Ms.)

Box 4 Folder 32

Hyatt's Dog (Ms. & Ts.)

Box 4 Folder 33

An Illustrious Refugee (Ms.)

Box 4 Folder 34

Immortal Life: The Human Personality (Ms.)

Box 4 Folder 35

An Importunate Offer of Marriage (Ms.)

Box 4 Folder 36

In a Dire Emergency (Ts.)

Box 4 Folder 37

In a Rolling Chair (Ms.)

Box 4 Folder 38

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

Box 4 Folder 39

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

Box 4 Folder 40

In Old School District No. 11 (Ms.)

Box 4 Folder 41

In Search of a Ghost (Ms.)

Box 4 Folder 42

In Slogget's Bay (Ms.)

Box 4 Folder 43

In the Caribou's Last Retreat (Ts.)

Box 4 Folder 44

In the Citrus Belt (Ms.)

Box 4 Folder 45

In the Grip of Spain (Ts.)

Box 4 Folder 46

In the Gypsum-Water Country (Ms.)

Box 4 Folder 47

In the Heart of the Selkirks (Ms.)

Box 4 Folder 48

Indian Turnip Salad (Ts.)

Box 4 Folder 49

An Indignant Little Patriot (Ts.)

Box 4 Folder 50

Innoculating Old Ginger (Ms.)

Box 4 Folder 51

Interrupted by an Earthquake (Ms.)

Box 4 Folder 52

Ishur (Ms.)

Box 4 Folder 53

An Isthmus Tragedy (Ms.)

Box 4 Folder 54

Jack: an Early Maine Hero (Ts.)

Box 4 Folder 55

James Holman (Ms. & Ts.)

Box 4 Folder 56

Jehu (Ms. & Ts.)

Box 4 Folder 57

Jordan Water (Ts.)

Box 4 Folder 58

Josh Billing's Pulpit (Clipping)

Box 4 Folder 59

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

Box 4 Folder 60

A Jug of Split (Ms.)

Box 4 Folder 61

Jule: A Curious Episode of History (Ms.)

Box 4 Folder 62

Julia (Ms., Ts., & Published Story)

Box 4 Folder 63

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

Box 4 Folder 64

Katahdin Camps: Chap. 7-15 (Ms.)

Box 4 Folder 65

Katahdin Camps (Galley Proofs)

Box 5 Folder 1

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

Box 5 Folder 2

Killing a Big Magnet (Ms.)

Box 5 Folder 3

A Klondike Rustler (Ts.)

Box 5 Folder 4

Knock About Club in the Woods (Ms.)

Box 5 Folder 5

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

Box 5 Folder 6

La Foule (Ms.)

Box 5 Folder 7

A Landscape in Maine (Ms.)

Box 5 Folder 8

The Larger Life (Ms.)

Box 5 Folder 9

Lassoing A Buck (Ms.)

Box 5 Folder 10

The Last Indian Attack in New England (Ms.)

Box 5 Folder 11

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

Box 5 Folder 12

Learning to Shear Sheep (Ms.)

Box 5 Folder 13

Left Behind in the Mountains (Ms.)

Box 5 Folder 14

Left on Labrador [?] (Ms.)

Box 5 Folder 15

Left Wintering Among the Syots (Ms.)

Box 5 Folder 16

A Lesson in Pumps (Published Story)

Box 5 Folder 17

The Library of Congress (Ms.)

Box 5 Folder 18

The Lilla Halluma's Portrait Painter (Ts.)

Box 5 Folder 19

Little Big Hat (Ts.)

Box 5 Folder 20

Little Big-Heart (Ms. & Published Story)

Box 5 Folder 21

Little Mark Lovewell's Strategem (Ms.)

Box 5 Folder 22

A Lively Adventure While Spraying for Mosquitoes (Ts.)

Box 5 Folder 23

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

Box 5 Folder 24

Long-Neckes in the Woods (Ts.)

Box 5 Folder 25

Lost at the Great Fair (Ms.)

Box 5 Folder 26

The Lost Girls (Ts. with Ms. Additions)

Box 5 Folder 27

Lud (Ms.)

Box 5 Folder 28

Lurena (Ts.)

Box 5 Folder 29

Maine Gold (Ms. & Ts.)

Box 5 Folder 30

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

Box 5 Folder 31

Making Ink (Ms.)

Box 5 Folder 32

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

Box 5 Folder 33

The Man that Fixed that Clock (Ms.)

Box 5 Folder 34

Marooned (Ms.)

Box 5 Folder 35

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

Box 5 Folder 36

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

Box 5 Folder 37

Mexican Foot-balls (Ms.)

Box 5 Folder 38

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

Box 5 Folder 39

Minerva's Clay-bank (Ts.)

Box 5 Folder 40

Mirabel (Ms. & Ts.)

Box 5 Folder 41

A Mishap of Modern Whale-fishing (Ms.)

Box 5 Folder 42

The Mishaps of Cupid (Ms.)

Box 5 Folder 43

Mr. Shanklin's Dale (Ms.)

Box 5 Folder 44

Molly's Baby (Page Proofs, 2 copies)

Box 10 Folder 1

Molly's Baby [2] (Page Proofs)

Box 5 Folder 45

Molly's Baby (Page Proofs Part 4)

Box 5 Folder 46

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

Box 5 Folder 47

Molly's Baby (Galley Proofs)

Box 5 Folder 48

Molly's Baby (Galley Proofs Corrected)

Box 5 Folder 49

Molly's Diary (Ms.)

Box 5 Folder 50

Monkeys Who Make Wine (Ms.)

Box 5 Folder 51

The Morphia Lecture (Ts.)

Box 5 Folder 52

A Motor-Cycle Among the Lions (Ms.)

Box 5 Folder 53

Mt. Katahdin for a State Park (Ms.)

Box 5 Folder 54

Muff (Ms.)

Box 5 Folder 55

My Boyhood Friend (Ts. [annotated])

Box 5 Folder 56

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

Box 5 Folder 57

My Classmate Catherine (Ms. & Ts.)

Box 5 Folder 58

My First and Last Horse-Trade (Ms.)

Box 5 Folder 59

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

Box 6 Folder 1

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

Box 6 Folder 2

My Own Small Adventure (Ms. & Ts.)

Box 6 Folder 3

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

Box 6 Folder 4

Mysterious Immigrants (Ms.)

Box 6 Folder 5

Mysterious Visitors (Ms. & Published Story)

Box 6 Folder 6

The Nameless Graves (Ms.)

Box 6 Folder 7

National Revenges (Ms.)

Box 6 Folder 8

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

Box 6 Folder 9

Native Diamonds (Ts. [annotated])

Box 6 Folder 10

A Naturalist Pro Tem (Ms. & Ts.)

Box 6 Folder 11

Natural Salvation (Ms. & Ts.)

Box 6 Folder 12

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

Box 6 Folder 13

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

Box 6 Folder 14

Newspapermen at the World's Fair (Ms.)

Box 6 Folder 15

Nick Strumpfer (Ts.)

Box 6 Folder 16

A Night at the Lower Geyser Basin (Ts.)

Box 6 Folder 17

The Night the Stars Fell (Ms.)

Box 6 Folder 18

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

Box 6 Folder 19

Nobel, Alfred (Published Story)

Box 6 Folder 20

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

Box 6 Folder 21

Northwest Stories (Ms.& Ts.)

Box 6 Folder 22

Not Wholly His Growth (Ms.)

Box 6 Folder 23

Oil of Trout and Pussy (Ms.)

Box 6 Folder 24

The Old Boy's Tandem (Ms. & Ts.)

Box 6 Folder 25

The Old Copperhead's Boy (Ms.)

Box 6 Folder 26

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

Box 6 Folder 27

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

Box 6 Folder 28

Old Jamestown (Ms.)

Box 6 Folder 29

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

Box 6 Folder 30

The Old Schoolmaster's Stories (Ms.)

Box 6 Folder 31

The Old Squire's Evaporator (Ts.)

Box 6 Folder 32

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

Box 6 Folder 33

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

Box 6 Folder 34

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

Box 6 Folder 35

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

Box 6 Folder 36

The Old Squire's Rennovation (Ms.)

Box 6 Folder 37

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

Box 6 Folder 38

The Old Squire's Spy-Glass (Ms.)

Box 6 Folder 39

The Old Squire's Story (Ts.)

Box 6 Folder 40

The Old Squire's Vinegar Bible (Ts.)

Box 6 Folder 41

An Old Tale of the Seas (Ts.)

Box 6 Folder 42

Old Zack's Lecture (Ts.)

Box 6 Folder 43

On a Corona (Ms.)

Box 6 Folder 44

On a Kerosene Bike (Ms.)

Box 6 Folder 45

On Board the Swamp King (Ts.)

Box 6 Folder 46

On R.F.D. Route No. 2 (Ts.)

Box 6 Folder 47

On the Amazon (Fragments)

Box 6 Folder 48

On the Great Caribour Barrens (Ms.)

Box 6 Folder 49

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

Box 6 Folder 50

On the Slashes (Ms.)

Box 6 Folder 51

On the Sober Seat (Ms. & Ts.)

Box 6 Folder 52

On the Way to Ohio (Ms. & Ts.)

Box 6 Folder 53

Once on a May-Day Eve (Ms.)

Box 6 Folder 54

The One-Eyed Decapitator (Ms.)

Box 6 Folder 55

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

Box 6 Folder 56

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

Box 6 Folder 57

129 Was a Great Hunter (Ms.)

Box 6 Folder 58

The Only Ghost I Ever Saw (Ts.)

Box 6 Folder 59

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

Box 6 Folder 60

Orphaned Pets (Ts.)

Box 6 Folder 61

Oughter Know Better (Ts.)

Box 6 Folder 62

Our Drive into the Cemetary (Ms.)

Box 6 Folder 63

Our Farm Down East (Ms.)

Box 6 Folder 64

Our Herbariums (Ms.)

Box 6 Folder 65

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

Box 6 Folder 66

Our Trip to Mexico (Ms.)

Box 6 Folder 67

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

Box 6 Folder 68

Out of the Night Sky (Ms. & Ts.)

Box 6 Folder 69

Overheard Among the Gondolas (Ms.)

Box 6 Folder 70

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

Box 6 Folder 71

A Pathetic Fugitive (Ms. & Ts.)

Box 6 Folder 72

Patrolling a Telegraph Line in Africa (Ms.)

Box 6 Folder 73

Pemmican for Prisoners in Germany (Ms.)

Box 6 Folder 74

Phillipine Sketches (Ms. & Ts.)

Box 6 Folder 75

Photographing Bears in an Apple Tree (Ms.)

Box 6 Folder 76

Phouts and the "Coon" (Ms.)

Box 6 Folder 77

Pioneering on the Peace (Ts.)

Box 7 Folder 1

Pitching Quoits (Ms.)

Box 7 Folder 2

Pluri-Cellular Man (Ms.)

Box 7 Folder 3

Poacher Story (Ms.)

Box 7 Folder 4

Poison Ivy (Ts.)

Box 7 Folder 5

A Poor Head for Politics (Ts.)

Box 7 Folder 6

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

Box 7 Folder 7

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

Box 7 Folder 8

The Price of Discretion (Ms. & Ts.)

Box 7 Folder 9

The Price of Mercy (Ms. & Published Story)

Box 7 Folder 10

Promoting a Romance (Ms.)

Box 7 Folder 11

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

Box 7 Folder 12

The Pumas of Popocatapetl (Ms. & Ts.)

Box 7 Folder 13

Pur (Ms.)

Box 7 Folder 14

Queen o' the Meadow (Ms.)

Box 7 Folder 15

Queer Detectives (Ms.)

Box 7 Folder 16

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

Box 7 Folder 17

A Queer Ragget (Ts.)

Box 7 Folder 18

Quest for Fire (Ms.)

Box 7 Folder 19

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

Box 7 Folder 20

Reasonably Homesick (Ms.)

Box 7 Folder 21

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

Box 7 Folder 22

Red Fire (Ts. [annotated])

Box 7 Folder 23

Red Propaganda (Ms. & Ts.)

Box 7 Folder 24

The Remarkable Story of a Bee Farm (Ms.)

Box 7 Folder 25

The Return of Agony Gash-um (Ts.)

Box 7 Folder 26

A Righteous Revolution (Ts.)

Box 7 Folder 27

Rossomaks (Ms.)

Box 7 Folder 28

Round the Fireplace at Pueblo (Ts.)

Box 7 Folder 29

Russia Leather (Ms.)

Box 7 Folder 30

Saltpeter-Water (Ms.)

Box 7 Folder 31

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

Box 7 Folder 32

Schoolmaster up a Tree (Ms.)

Box 7 Folder 33

The Schoolmaster's Jug (Ts.)

Box 7 Folder 34

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

Box 7 Folder 35

The Senora's Chicken (Ms.)

Box 7 Folder 36

Sergeant Willis Murch Dubois (Ts.)

Box 7 Folder 37

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

Box 7 Folder 38

Shall the Truth Always be Spoken? (Ms.)

Box 7 Folder 39

Shasskus (Ms. & Ts.)

Box 7 Folder 40

Shot (Ms. & Ts.)

Box 7 Folder 41

The Silver Ball (Ms. & Ts.)

Box 7 Folder 42

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

Box 7 Folder 43

Sixty Miles for a Dog (Ts.)

Box 7 Folder 44

Sneefus (Ms. & Ts.)

Box 7 Folder 45

Squommy-Hawks (Ts.)

Box 7 Folder 46

Stampeded by Egyptians (Ms.)

Box 7 Folder 47

Stopped it with His Hat (Ts.)

Box 7 Folder 48

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

Box 7 Folder 49

Stories by Truant Officers (Ms. & Ts.)

Box 7 Folder 50

Stories of My Home Folks (Ms. & Ts.)

Box 7 Folder 51

Stories of My Home Folks (Galley Proof)

Box 7 Folder 52

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

Box 7 Folder 53

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

Box 7 Folder 54

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

Box 7 Folder 55

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

Box 7 Folder 56

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

Box 7 Folder 57

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

Box 8 Folder 1

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

Box 8 Folder 2

Strangely Found Pearls (Ts.)

Box 8 Folder 3

Strategem in Hydrolics (Ms.)

Box 8 Folder 4

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

Box 8 Folder 5

The Subjugation of David Doble (Ts.)

Box 8 Folder 6

Sudden Wealth (Ms.)

Box 8 Folder 7

Sumac (Ms.)

Box 8 Folder 8

Surgeon to a White Bear (ms.)

Box 8 Folder 9

Swingel (Ts.)

Box 8 Folder 10

Tele-Photographing a Lion (Ms.)

Box 8 Folder 11

A Terrible Ride (Ms.)

Box 8 Folder 12

A Thanksgiving from the Northwest (Ts.)

Box 8 Folder 13

That Barrel of Spruce Gum (Ms.)

Box 8 Folder 14

That Buffalo on the Ten Dollar Bills (Ms.)

Box 8 Folder 15

That Crumcust Boy (Tx. [annotated])

Box 8 Folder 16

That Cry in the Night (Ms. & Ts.)

Box 8 Folder 17

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

Box 8 Folder 18

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

Box 8 Folder 19

That Plot at Quebec (Ms. published story)

Box 8 Folder 20

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

Box 8 Folder 21

That Queer Gold Brick (Ms.)

Box 8 Folder 22

Their First Deer Hunt (Ts.)

Box 8 Folder 23

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

Box 8 Folder 24

Theologs (Ts.)

Box 8 Folder 25

They All Made Home Runs (Ms.)

Box 8 Folder 26

They Were Seeing America First (Ts.)

Box 8 Folder 27

Those Queer Fisherman (Ts.)

Box 8 Folder 28

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

Box 8 Folder 29

A Thousand Ouiji Boards (Ts.)

Box 8 Folder 30

Three to One (Ms.)

Box 8 Folder 31

Tit for Tat (Ms.)

Box 8 Folder 32

To Babylon on a Steam Launch (Ms.)

Box 8 Folder 33

To Be Shot at Sunrise (Ts.)

Box 8 Folder 34

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

Box 8 Folder 35

To Preserve the Nation's Forests (Ms.)

Box 8 Folder 36

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

Box 8 Folder 37

The Tory Egg (Ms.)

Box 8 Folder 38

The Tragedy of My Boyhood (Ms.)

Box 8 Folder 39

A Tragedy of "Yellow Sunday" (Ts.)

Box 8 Folder 40

Trapping a Fire-Bug (Ms.)

Box 8 Folder 41

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

Box 8 Folder 42

Trickery and Puck (Ts.)

Box 8 Folder 43

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

Box 8 Folder 44

Trotter (Ts.)

Box 8 Folder 45

Turkey Legs (Ms.)

Box 8 Folder 46

Twenty Pieces of Silver (Ts.)

Box 8 Folder 47

Two Old Boys Go Trapping (Ts.)

Box 8 Folder 48

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

Box 8 Folder 49

Uncle Jarve's Automobile (Ms.)

Box 8 Folder 50

Uncle Jarve's Submarine (Ms.)

Box 8 Folder 51

Uncle Jarve's Water Dragon (Ms.)

Box 8 Folder 52

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

Box 8 Folder 53

Uncle Ludovic's Farm in Nebraska (Ts.)

Box 8 Folder 54

Uncle Sam's Camels (Ms.)

Box 8 Folder 55

Under the Bunk (Ms.)

Box 8 Folder 56

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

Box 8 Folder 57

Untidy Aldercraft (Ts.)

Box 8 Folder 58

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

Box 8 Folder 59

Valiant Little Sue (Ms.)

Box 8 Folder 60

The Vestal Band (Ts.)

Box 8 Folder 61

The Voyage of the Fire-Canoe (Ms.)

Box 8 Folder 62

Walter Wheelwright's Guardian (Ts.)

Box 8 Folder 63

War on the Lake (Ts.)

Box 8 Folder 64

Warm Hearts but Rash (Ts. [annotated])

Box 8 Folder 65

Was it the Rogue? (Ms.)

Box 8 Folder 66

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

Box 8 Folder 67

The Water-American (Ms.)

Box 8 Folder 68

The Water Boas of the Locantins (Ts.)

Box 8 Folder 69

Waynor Milk Farm (Ms.)

Box 8 Folder 70

A Wayside Phillistine (Ms.)

Box 8 Folder 71

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

Box 8 Folder 72

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

Box 8 Folder 73

What Happened to the Harvest Feast (Ms.)

Box 8 Folder 74

What One Know-Nothing Knew (Ms.)

Box 8 Folder 75

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

Box 8 Folder 76

Wheel-foot and Dummy (Ms.)

Box 8 Folder 77

When Baranov Ruled Alaska (Ms. & Ts.)

Box 8 Folder 78-79

When Cousin Halstead Made His Will (Ts.)

Box 8 Folder 80

When Daniel Webster Sang Hail Columbia (Ts.)

Box 8 Folder 81

When Dolly Madison Saved the Stuart Portrait (Ms.)

Box 8 Folder 82

When "Et" Got Started (Ts.)

Box 8 Folder 83

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

Box 9 Folder 1

When He Was a Boy (Ts.)

Box 9 Folder 2

When I Lived with the Indians (Ms.)

Box 9 Folder 3

When Life Was Young (Ms.)

Box 9 Folder 4

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

Box 9 Folder 5

When the Fourth Came on Sunday (Ts.)

Box 9 Folder 6

When the Honey Jug Exploded (Ms.)

Box 9 Folder 7

When the Moon Fell Down (Ms.)

Box 9 Folder 8

When the Old Squire Held Court (Ms.)

Box 9 Folder 9

When the Reds Came to Astrakhan (Ts.)

Box 9 Folder 10

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

Box 9 Folder 11

When the Watcher Slept (Ms. & Ts.)

Box 9 Folder 12

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

Box 9 Folder 13

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

Box 9 Folder 14

When We Stampeded Chataugua (Ts.)

Box 9 Folder 15

When We Took Quebec (Ms.)

Box 9 Folder 16

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

Box 9 Folder 17

Where Did You Fit (Ms. & Ts.)

Box 9 Folder 18

Where Mocha and Java Grow (Ms.)

Box 9 Folder 19

While Cutting His Second Teeth (Ts.)

Box 9 Folder 20

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

Box 9 Folder 21

While Guarding the Sheepfold (Ts. with Ms. Additions

Box 9 Folder 22

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

Box 9 Folder 23

Why He Went to Klondike (Ts.)

Box 9 Folder 24

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

Box 9 Folder 25

Why Not Take off that Bounty? (Ms.)

Box 9 Folder 26

Why the 45th Parallel is Crooked (Ms.)

Box 9 Folder 27

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

Box 9 Folder 28

A Wild Night on the Frazer (Ms.)

Box 9 Folder 29

A Wildwood Romance: Chap 1-10 (Ts.)

Box 9 Folder 30

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

Box 9 Folder 31

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

Box 9 Folder 32

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

Box 9 Folder 33

Wimble Betty (Ms.)

Box 9 Folder 34

Wintering Among the Koaks (Ts.)

Box 9 Folder 35

With a Bottle on His Back (Ts.)

Box 9 Folder 36

With a Load of Spring Lambs (Ms.)

Box 9 Folder 37

With the Help of Little Samson (Ts.)

Box 9 Folder 38

Without a Lantern (Ms.)

Box 9 Folder 39

The World's Fair of 1900 (Ms.)

Box 9 Folder 40

The Wrong Bird (Ms.)

Box 9 Folder 41

Yap Dollars (Ms.)

Box 9 Folder 42

Yeggs (Ms. & Ts.)

Box 9 Folder 43

Yilly Billy (Incomplete Ms. & Ts.)

Box 9 Folder 44

The Young Aeronauts (Ms.)

Box 9 Folder 45

Young Chief (Ms.)

Box 9 Folder 46

Young Love Running Wild (Ms. & Ts.)

Box 9 Folder 47

Young Satan (Ts.)

Box 9 Folder 48

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

Box 9 Folder 49

A Young Watcher's Christmas Eve (Ts.)

Box 9 Folder 50

Untitled Ms.

Box 9 Folder 51-71

Untitled Ms. Fragments

Box 9 Folder 72

Untitled Ms. Incomplete

Box 9 Folder 73-78

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.

Biographical Data

Box 10 Folder 2

Biographical Data Complied by Dr. Gerald Gruman

Box 10 Folder 3

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

Box 10 Folder 4

Covers, Misc.

Box 10 Folder 5

Documents and Certificates

Box 10 Folder 6

Images

Box 10 Folder 6a

Misc. holographs

Box 10 Folder 6b

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

Box 10 Folder 7

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

Box 10 Folder 8

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

Box 10 Folder 9

Newspaper Clippings, misc.

Box 10 Folder 9a

Newspaper Clippings, scientific rejunvination/radioendocrinology

Box 10 Folder 9b

Newspaper Clippings, story ideas

Box 10 Folder 10

Notebook

Volume 1

Notebook

Volume 2

Printed Ephemera

Box 10 Folder 11

Story Ideas, Misc. Ms. Folder 1

Box 10 Folder 12

Story Ideas, Misc. Ms. Folder 2

Box 10 Folder 13

Story: Lists of Juvenile Stories

Box 10 Folder 14

Story: Tear Sheets

Box 10 Folder 15

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

Box 10 Folder 16
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