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James Stephens papers, 1908-1932

Prepared for the Web by Athena Salaba
1 record storage box, 1 cubic foot, 11th floor


Biographical Note

An Irish poet, playwright and author, James Stephens was born on February 2, 1882 (some sources indicate February 9, 1880) in Dublin, Ireland, and died December 26, 1950, in London, England. An Irish poet, playwright and author. As a pationate nationalist, Stephens incorporated Irish folklore into his work. In 1907 A.E. (George Russell) introduced Stephens to the concepts of theosophy. During the 1920's he met and became good friends with James Joyce. Among his works are: Insurrections (1909); The Charwoman's Daughter (1912); The Demi Gods (1914); Deidre (1923); and In the Land of Youth (1924).


Scope and Content

This collection of manuscripts includes mainly Stephens' individual poems, or parts of collections of poems. Also included is his correspondence mainly to Stephen McKenna and a few letters from A.E. (George Russell). Stephens discusses poetry, music, reading and writing in the majority of his letters.

The collection is arranged in chronological order.

Provenance varies. The larger part of the collection was purchased from Henry Wenning, New Haven, Conn., during June 1965 and June 1968. "Lesbia," "Little Things," "Notes" and the letters to Andre Brule were purchased from Paul Richards, Brookline, Mass., during June 1968. "The Storyteller" was purchased from the House of Books Ltd, New York, during June 1968.


  1. 1908, Jan.: Stephens, James, 1882-1950. The Philosopher's Wife . Typed Document Signed. 2 p., 33.6 cm.
  2. 1908, Jan.: Stephens, James, 1882-1950. Rebel No. 3. Typed Document. 1 p., 32.9 cm.
  3. 1908, 15 June: Stephens, James, 1882-1950. Ghoul. Typed Document. 1 p., 33.5 cm.
  4. 1908, 7 Sep.: [Stephens, James], 1882-1950. The Mill. Typed Document. 1 p., 33.4 cm.
  5. 1908, 19 Sep.: Stephens, James, 1882-1950. The Morning Road. Typed Document. 1 p., 33.4 cm.
  6. 1908, 18 Dec.: Stephens, James, 1882-1950. Down by the Meadow. Typed Document Signed. 1 p., 33.3 cm.
  7. 1908: Stephens, James, 1882-1950. [The Canal Bank]. Typed Document. 2 p., 21.3 cm. Corrected by the author. Published in The Adventures of Seumas Beg, Macmillan, 1915.
  8. 1909, 29 Jan.: Stephens, James, 1882-1950. If you must weep. Typed Document. 1 p., 33.6 cm.
  9. 1909, 2 Apr.: Stephens, James, 1882-1950. The King Cophetua. Typed Document. 4 p., 33.6 cm. Two versions of stanzas 2 and 3. Corrected by the author.
  10. 1909, 22 May: Stephens, James, 1882-1950. An t-Amadan Mor. Typed Document. 1 p., 33.6 cm. Corrections and notes by the author.
  11. 1909, 23 Aug.: Stephens, James, 1882-1950. Snow. Typed Document. 1 p., 33.6 cm. Corrected by the author.
  12. 1909, 16 Dec.: Stephens, James, 1882-1950. Holiday. Typed Document. 1 p., 33.6 cm. Corrected by the author.
  13. 1909: Stephens, James, 1882-1950. The Cowards. Typed Document. 1 p., 33.6 cm. Corrected by the author.
  14. 1909: Stephens, James, 1882-1950. Winter. Typed Document. 1 p., 33.6 cm. One stanza of the poem is in Stephens' handwriting. Published as "White Fields" in Collected Poems, Macmillan, London, 1926.
  15. [1910]: [Stephens, James], 1882-1950. King and Hermit. Typed Document. 4 p., 32.5 cm. Corrected by the author. Accompanied by a clipping of the poem, published as "King Guaire." Published as "King Guaire" in Sinn Fein, Feb. 12, 1910.
  16. 1911, 1 Mar.: Stephens, James, 1882-1950, Dublin [Ireland]. To Stephen [MacKenna]. About the publication of The Irish Review; acting in a play; reading Gaelic poetry. Autograph Letter Signed. 3 p., 25.6 cm. Accompanied by a 6 page commentary on the letter by Stephens. See The Serif , II (June 1965), 29-32.
  17. [1911, Oct.]: Stephens, James, 1882-1950. Duty. Printed poem. 1 p., 18.5 cm. Clipping pasted over a piece of paper containing the typed poem. Corrections by the author. Published in Nash's Magazine, V (Oct. 1911), 45. See The Serif, II (June 1965), 29-32.
  18. 1913, 28 June: [Stephens, James], 1882-1950, Paris, [France]. To Stephen [MacKenna]. Life in Paris; how he studies French. Autograph Letter. 2 p., 22.5 cm. The letter is incomplete. See The Serif, II (June 1965), 29-32.
  19. 1913, 10 Sep.: Stephens, James, 1882-1950, Paris, France. To A[ndre] Brule, Paris, France. Arranges a meeting. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 16.5 cm.
  20. 1913, 1 Nov.: Stephens, James, 1882-1950. The Messenger. Typed Document. 1 p., 20.5 cm. Corrected by the author. Published as "To the Queen of the Bees" in Collected Poems, Macmillan, London, 1926.
  21. 1913, 4 Nov.: Stephens, James, 1882-1950. Gacheuse. Typed Document. 2 p., 20.5 cm. Corrected by the author.
  22. 1913, 14 Nov.: [Stephens, James], 1882-1950, Paris, [France]. To Stephen [MacKenna]. About an article for The Irish Worker; comments on MacKenna's criticism of some of his poetry. Autograph Letter. 2 p., 20.3 cm. The letter is incomplete. Accompanied by a 7 page commentary on the letter by Stephens. See The Serif, II (June 1965), 29-32.
  23. 1913, Nov.: Stephens, James, 1882-1950, Paris, [France]. To Stephen [MacKenna]. Has written a play; comments on a poem by Ralph Hodgson. Autograph Letter Signed. 4 p., 15 cm. See The Serif, II (June 1965), 29-32.
  24. [1913]: Stephens, James, 1882-1950. The Reason. Typed Document. 1 p., 32.5 cm. Corrected by the author. Published in the Irish Review, 3 (May 1913), 129.
  25. 1914, 12 Jan.: Stephens, James, 1882-1950, Paris, [France]. To Stephen [MacKenna]. On winning the Polignac Prize; on his reading and writing. Autograph Letter Signed. 2 p., 26.5 cm. Accompanied by a 3 page commentary on the letter by Stephens. See The Serif, II (June 1965), 29-32.
  26. 1914, 15 Jan.: Stephens, James, 1882-1950. The Waste Places. Autograph Document Signed. 3 p., 17.4 cm. Part one published as "In Waste Places" in Collected Poems, Macmillan, London, 1926.
  27. 1914, 20 Mar.: Stephens, James, 1882-1950, Paris, [France]. To Stephen [MacKenna]. On writing. Autograph Letter Signed. 4 p., 16.8 cm. Accompanied by a 7 page commentary on the letter by Stephens. See The Serif, II (June 1965), 29-32.
  28. 1914, 7 Apr.: Stephens, James, 1882-1950, Paris, [France]. To Stephen [MacKenna]. On writing and reading. Autograph Letter Signed. 2 p., 16.8 cm. See The Serif, II (June 1965), 29-32.
  29. 1914, 20 June: Stephens, James, 1882-1950, Paris, [France]. To Stephen [MacKenna]. On writing The Demi-Gods; writing in general and reading. Autograph Letter Signed. 2 p., 16.8 cm. Accompanied by a 6 page commentary on the letter by Stephens. See The Serif, II (June 1965), 29-32.
  30. 1914: Stephens, James, 1882-1950. Four Notebooks. Autograph Document Signed. 93 p., 18.5cm. In ink and pencil. I. 16 p., disbound. II. 25 p., blue wrappers. III. 34 p., dated Jan. 8, 1914, blue wrappers. IV. 18 p., Aug. 14, 1913, rust wrappers. All in a green quarter morocco slip case.
  31. 1915, 8 Jan.: Stephens, James, 1882-1950, Dublin, [Ireland]. To Stephen [MacKenna]. On French poetry; his writing; his return to Ireland. Autograph Letter Signed. 2 p., 18.7 cm. See The Serif, II (June 1965), 29-32.
  32. 1915, 30 Mar.: Stephens, James, 1882-1950, Paris, [France]. To Stephen [MacKenna]. On his friendship with MacKenna. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 26.9 cm. Accompanied by a 3 page commentary on the letter by Stephens. See The Serif, II (June 1965), 29-32.
  33. [1915]: Stephens, James, 1882-1950. The Adventures of Seumas Beg. Five poems. Typed Document Signed. 8 p., 27.2 cm. "In the Orchard," "A Visit from Abroad," "Behind the Hill," (2 versions) "What the Snake Saw," "The Scout," i.e. "The Apple Tree." On verso of "A Visit form Abroad" is a poem "Outside the Village" which has been crossed out. Another version of this is included. All corrected by the author. Published in The Adventures of Seumas Beg The Rocky Road to Dublin, Macmillan, London, 1915. See The Serif, II (June 1965), 29-32.
  34. [1915]: Stephens, James, 1882-1950. Feathers. Typed Document. 1 p., 32.5 cm. Two stanzas in Stephens' handwriting. Published under the title "The Rivals" in Songs form the Clay, Macmillan, London, 1915.
  35. [1915]: [Stephens, James], 1882-1950. A Tune on a Reed. Typed Document. 1 p., 20 cm. Published in Songs from the Clay, Macmillan, London, 1915.
  36. 1916, 9 Mar.: [Stephens, James], 1882-1950, Dublin, [Ireland]. To ____. On writing an article on Charlotte Bronte. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 23.5 cm.
  37. 1916, 20 June: Stephens, James, 1882-1950. Garlands. Typed Document. 1 p., 32.2 cm. Corrected by the author. This is Part I of "Spring 1916" published in Collected Poems, Macmillan, London, 1926.
  38. 1916: [Stephens, James], 1882-1950, Dublin, [Ireland]. To ____. Personal matters. Autograph Letter Signed. 2 p., 23.5 cm.
  39. 1917, 24 Mar.: Drinkwater, John, 1882-1937, Brimingham, [England]. To [James] Stephens. Thanks him for sending a copy of his book. Autograph Card Signed. 1 p., 8.1 cm. See The Serif, II (June 1965), 29-31.
  40. 1917, 15 June: [Stephens, James], 1882-1950. Brigid Vesey. Typed Document. 1 p., 28.1 cm. Corrections in ink and pencil by the author.
  41. 1917, Sept.: Stephens, James, 1882-1950. Dublin [Ireland]. To [R.N. Green-Armytage]. The list of his books is correct; comments on an article in The English Review. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 20.5 cm. Removed from Spec Coll PR6037.T4H5 1912.
  42. 1917, 9 Oct.: Stephens, James, 1882-1950. Honoro Butler and Lord Kenmare (1720). Typed Document. 1 p., 27.8 cm. Corrections in ink and pencil by the author. Published in Reincarnations, Macmillan, London, 1918. See The Serif, II (June 1965), 29-31.
  43. 1920: [Stephens, James], 1882-1950. An Untitled Essay on the Subject Matter of Poetry. Autograph Document. 4 p., 28 cm. One page of the essay is written on stationary dated 1920.
  44. 1921, 4 Mar.: F[raser, Claud] Lovat, 1890-1921, London, [England]. To [James Stephens]. Invites him for a visit. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 17.6 cm. Accompanied by a broadside: "Greetings from Lovat Fraser." See The Serif, II (June 1965), 29-31.
  45. 1921, 28 May: Stephens, James, 1882-1950, Dublin, [Ireland]. To [Andre] Brule. Discusses music; Stephen MacKenna. Autograph Letter Signed. 2 p., 22.5 cm.
  46. 1921, 28 Nov.: Stephens, James, 1882-1950. Green Weeds. Typed Document Signed. 1 p., 32.8 cm. Corrected in pencil by the author. Published in Collected Poems, Macmillan, London, 1926.
  47. 1921, 2 Dec.: Stephens, James, 1882-1950. From the Katha Upanishad . Typed Document. 1 p., 32.7 cm. Corrected by the author. Published in Literary Digest, 72 (Jan. 14, 1922), 34.
  48. 1921, 7 Dec.: Stephens, James, 1882-1950. Minuette. On the Freedom of Ireland. Typed Document. 1 p., 32.8 cm. Heavily corrected in ink and pencil by the author. Published in Collected Poems, Macmillan, London, 1926.
  49. 1922, 17 Oct.: Stephens, J[ames], 1882-1950. The Last Word. Typed Document Signed. 1 p., 30.1 cm. Published in The Dial, 74 (March 1923), 232-233.
  50. 1922, Nov.: Stephens, James, 1882-1950. November 1922. Erskine Childers [Erskine Childers: Reqiuescat in Pace 1922]. Autograph Document Signed. 2 p., 24.7 cm. See Bramsback. page 192; The Serif, II (June 1965), 29-32.
  51. [1922]: [Stephens, James], 1882-1950. Golden Bird. Autograph Document. 2 p., 17.9 cm. Published in Living Age, 315 (Dec. 2, 1922), 549. On the verso of this manuscript is "The Merry Music." Both poems were published in Collected Poems, Macmillan, London, 1926.
  52. 1923, 30 May: Stephens, James, 1882-1950, Dublin, [Ireland]. To [Andre] Brule. Thanks for sending clipping about his work; discusses his writing. Autograph Letter Signed. 2 p., 22.5 cm.
  53. 1923, 10 Aug.: Moore, George, 1852-1933, London, [England]. To [James] Stephens. Asks about a book attributed to Stephens, published under the pseud. "Michael Ireland." Typed Letter Signed. 1 p., 25.5 cm. See The Serif, II (June 1965), 29-32.
  54. 1923, 22 Aug.: A.E. [Russel, George William], 1867-1935, Dublin, [Ireland]. To James [Stephens]. Personal matters. Autograph Letter Signed. 2 p., 28.7 cm. See The Serif, II (June 1965), 29-32.
  55. 1923, 16 Nov.: Stephens, James, 1882-1950, Dublin, Ireland. To [Andre] Brule. About the French translation of Stephens' books, especially Crock of Gold. Typed Letter Signed. 1 p., 22.5 cm.
  56. 1924, 2 Mar.: Mackenzie, Compton, 1883- , Channel Islands, [England]. To [James] Stephens. Will try to supply him with numbers of The Gramophone; personal matters. Autograph Letter Signed. 2 p., 25.5 cm. See The Serif, II (June 1965), 29-32.
  57. 1924, 18 June: Stephens, James, 1882-1950. Untitled essay. Autograph Document Signed. 3 p., 24.7 cm. Accompanied by a typewritten copy.
  58. 1924, 2 July: Stephens, James, 1882-1950. In the Land of Youth. Corrected proof. Chapter X to end. 33.5 cm. First proof, heavily corrected in ink by Stephens. Published by Macmillan, London, 1924.
  59. 1924, 13 Nov.: [Stephens, James], 1882-1950, Dublin, [Ireland]. To Stephen [MacKenna]. About one of his books and critical opinion of it. Autograph Letter Signed. 2 p., 22.5 cm. See The Serif, II (June 1965), 29-32.
  60. [1924]: Stephens, James, 1882-1950. Lesbia. Autograph Document Signed. 1 p., 27 cm. Published in Little Things, Freelands, Ky., 1924.
  61. [1924]: Stephens, James, 1882-1950. Little Things. Autograph Document Signed. 1 p., 27 cm. Published in Little Things, Freelands, Ky., 1924.
  62. [1924?]: Stephens, James, 1882-1950. The Storyteller. Typed Document Signed. 95 p., 25.4 cm. Corrected by the author. Title page in manuscript. A list of subjects treated in the paper is given in pencil on title page. See Bramsback, page 85, item 121.
  63. 1924: [Stephens, James], 1882-1950. Untitled essay on the Folk and Fairy Tale. Autograph Document. 14 p., 24.8 cm. Corrected by the author. Accompanied by a typewritten copy.
  64. 1925, 17 Aug.: Stephens, James, 1882-1950, [London, England]. To [Stephen MacKenna]. Writes about George Russell. Autograph Letter Signed. 2 p., 20.2 cm. See The Serif, II (June 1965), 29-32.
  65. 1925, 4 Sep.: Stephens, James, 1882-1950, [London, England]. To Stephen [MacKenna]. Personal matters. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 25.2 cm. See The Serif, II (June 1965), 29-32.
  66. 1925, 28 Oct. [Stephens, James], 1882-1950, [London, England]. To Stephen MacKenna. Personal matters. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 25.2 cm. See The Serif, II (June 1965), 29-32.
  67. 1925, 31 Oct.: Stephens, James, 1882-1950, [London, England]. To Stephen [MacKenna]. About guitar music. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 25.2 cm. See The Serif, II (June 1965), 29-32.
  68. 1925: Stephens, James, 1882-1950. A Poetry Recital. 36 p., 25 cm. Corrected page proofs, of the book published by Macmillan, London, 1925. See The Serif, II (June 1965), 29-32.
  69. 1926, 24 Jan.: Stephens, James, 1882-1950, Travelling in United States. To ____. Should take up the matter of making a musical of one of his books with Macmillan. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 17.6 cm.
  70. 1926, 25 May: Moore, George, 1852-1933, [London, England]. To [James] Stephens. Financial aid is available; his book is delayed. Typed Letter Signed. 1 p., 25.5 cm. See The Serif, II (June 1965), 29-32.
  71. 1926, 19 June: Eddison, Eric Rucker, 1882- , [London, England]. To [James] Stephens. Thanks him for his introduction to his book American Worm; his reading. Autograph Letter Signed. 3 p., 23 cm. See The Serif , II (June 1965), 29-32.
  72. 1926, 4 Oct.: [Stephens, James], 1882-1950, London, [England]. To Stephen [MacKenna]. On music; writing. Autograph Letter Signed. 2 p., 22.5 cm. See The Serif, II (June 1965), 29-32.
  73. 1926, 8 Oct.: [Stephens, James], 1882-1950, London, [England]. To [Stephen MacKenna]. Music; reading. Autograph Letter Signed. See The Serif, II (June 1965), 29-32.
  74. 1926, 16 Nov.: [Stephens, James], 1882-1950, Paris, [France]. To Stephen [MacKenna]. On French literature; on his literary reception in France; meets Andre Brule. Autograph Letter Signed. 2 p., 18 cm. See The Serif, II (June 1965), 29-32.
  75. 1926, 18 Nov.: Stephens, James, 1882-1950, Paris, France. To [Andre] Brule, Paris, France. Arranges a meeting. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 20.8 cm.
  76. 1926, 23 Nov.: Stephens, James, 1882-1950, Paris, [France]. To Stephen [MacKenna]. On music. Autograph Letter Signed. 2 p., 18 cm. Part of the letter in French. See The Serif, II (June 1965), 29-32.
  77. [1926]: Stephens, James, 1882-1950. [Collected Poems]. Typed Document Signed. 199 p., 25.6 cm. The heavily corrected typescript is complete through "Death" in Book VI. "Christmas at Freelands" is missing; "The Piper," "The Nucleus" (Part), and "The Land of Fal" present in manuscript. In a blue quarter morocco folding case. Published by Macmillan, London, 1926.
  78. 1927, 14 Jan.: Stephens, James, 1882-1950. [On Prose and Verse]. Typed Document Signed. 16 p., 26.7 cm. Both essays contained in this book are included: "On Prese" and "La Poesie Pure." Corrections in pencil. Bound in tan cloth by Sangorski & Sutcliffe, London. Published by Bowling Green Press, New York, 1928.
  79. 1917, 17 Jan.: Stephens, James, 1882-1950. [The Dream]. Autograph Document Signed. 17 p., 22.5 cm. Accompanied by a typewritten transcript of the story. Bound in green quarter morocco.
  80. 1927, 26 Feb.: Stephens, James, 1882-1950, Paris, France. To [Andre] Brule, Paris, France. Has been ill; returning to London. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 21.7 cm.
  81. 1927, 20 Aug.: Stephens, James, 1882-1950. Etched in Moonlight. Corrected Proofs. 38 cm. First proof, heavily corrected in ink by Stephens. List of contents in pencil. Published by Macmillan, London, 1928.
  82. 1927, Sep.: [Stephens, James], 1882-1950, [London, England]. To Stephen [MacKenna]. On music. Autograph Letter Signed. 2 p., 22.5 cm. See The Serif, II (June 1965), 29-32.
  83. 1927, 2 Oct.: Stephens, James, 1882-1950. To [Andre] Brule. About his writing. Autograph Letter Signed. 2 p., 17.8 cm.
  84. 1927: Stephens, James, 1882-1950, Paris, France. To Andre Brule, Paris, France. Invites Mr. & Mrs. Brule for a visit. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 14.2 cm.
  85. 1927: Stephens, James, 1882-1950, Paris, France. To Andre Brule, Paris, France. Invites Mr. & Mrs. Brule to visit. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 14.5 cm.
  86. 1928, 2 Jan.: [Stephens, James], 1882-1950, London, [England]. To Stephen MacKenna. Hopes he can visit. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 16.4 cm. See The Serif, II (June 1965), 29-32.
  87. 1928, 2 Mar.: Stephens, James, 1882-1950, London, [England]. To ____. Discusses some of his stories. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 21.5 cm.
  88. 1928, 2 Jun.: [Stephens, James], 1882-1950, [London, England]. To Stephen [MacKenna]. Personal matters. Autograph Letter Signed. 2 p., 21.6 cm. See The Serif, II (June 1965), 29-32.
  89. [1928]: [Stephens, James], 1882-1950. Desire. Typed Document. 13 p., 25.3 cm. Corrected by the author in ink. In a green paper folding case. Published in Etched in Moonlight, Macmillan, London, 1928.
  90. 1928: Stephens, James, 1882-1950. The Symbol-Song. Typed Poem Signed. 14 p., 23 cm. Accompanied by a musical version of the poem, dated May 1928, 11 p. Both poem and musical version of it are inscribed by Stephens to Crosby Gaige. Two photographs of Stephens laid in. In a blue full morocco slip case.
  91. [1928]: [Stephens, James], 1882-1950. The Wolf. Typed Document. 11 p., 25.3 cm. Minor corrections in pencil. Title page for the story "The Boss" is included. In a green paper folding case. Published in Etched in Moonlight, Macmillan, London, 1928.
  92. 1929, 21 Jan.: Stephens, James, 1882-1950, [London, England]. To Stephen [MacKenna]. A letter in verse. Typed Letter Signed. 1 p., 25.5 cm. See The Serif, II (June 1965), 29-32.
  93. 1929, 22 Jan.: Stephens, James, 1882-1950, [London, England]. To Stephen [MacKenna]. Note about his work. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 21.6 cm. See The Serif, II (June 1965), 29-32.
  94. 1929: Stephens, James, 1882-1950, Paris, France. To Andre Brule, Paris, France. Invites Mr. & Mrs. Brule to visit. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 14.4 cm.
  95. 1930, 12 Sep.: Stephens, James, 1882-1950. Today I felt as poor O'Brien did. Typed Document. 29 p., 26.8 cm. Several versions on the poem, corrected by the author. See The Serif, II (June 1965), 29-32.
  96. [1930]: Stephens, James, 1882-1950. [Theme and Variations]. Autograph Document. 8 p., 25.1 cm. Of the 7 poems grouped together here, only 2 were published in Theme and Variations. Contents: "The Rose," "The Pessimist," "The Mad Moon," "Stephen MacKenna," "Love" (2 versions), "Demiurge," "Vanity." Corrected by the author. In a green quarter morocco slip case.
  97. 1930: Stephens, James, 1882-1950, Paris, France. To Andre Brule. Invites Mr. & Mrs. Brule to visit. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 14.5 cm.
  98. 1931, 23 Sept.: Stephens, James, 1882-1950. On Criticism. Autograph Document Signed. 19 p., 26.6 cm.
  99. 1932, 9 Dec.: Stephens, James, 1882-1950. [The Poets and Poetry of the Nineteenth Century, An Estimate]. Typed Document Signed. 61 p., 28 cm. Corrected by the author. Part of the introduction to English Romantic Poets, ed. by Stephens, Edwin L. Beck, and Roya;; H. Snow, American Book Co., New York, 1933. See The Serif, II (June 1965), 29-32.
  100. no year, 8 Jan.: Green, [Mrs.] A[lice] S[ophia Amelia (Stopford)], 1848-1929. To [Cynthia] Stephens. Asks her to visit. Typed Letter Signed. 1 p., 11.5 cm.
  101. no year, 20 Apr.: Gregory, [Isabella] A[ugusta (Perse), lady], 1859?-1932. To [James] Stephens. Invites him to a production of a play by her at the Abbey Theater. Autograph Letter Signed. 2 p., 16.6 cm.
  102. no year, June: Stephens, James, 1882-1950, [Paris, France]. To [Andre] Brule, Paris, France. Personal matters; invites Mr. & Mrs. Brule for dinner. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 20.5 cm.
  103. no year, 3 Oct.: Stephens, James, 1882-1950, Paris, France. To [Andre] Brule, Paris, France. Invites Brule to visit. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 11.7 cm.
  104. no date: Green, [Mrs.] A[lice] S[ophia Amelia (Stopford)], 1848-1929. To [Cynthia] Stephens. Hopes to be able to call. Autograph Letter Signed. 2 p., 25.7 cm.
  105. no date: Pound, Ezra [Loomis], 1885-1972, [London, England]. To [James Stephens?] Asks him to contribute to The Dial. Autograph Letter Signed. 2 p., 8.8 cm. See The Serif, II (June 1965), 29-32.
  106. no date: A.E. [Russell, George William], 1867-1935. To James [Stephens]. Introduces a young friend; personal matters. Autograph Letter Signed. 5 p., 20.5 cm. See The Serif, II (June 1965), 29-32.
  107. no date: A.E. [Russell, George William], 1867-1935, Dublin, [Ireland]. To [James Stephens]. Invites him to meet Liam O'Flaherty. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 26.7 cm. See The Serif, II (June 1965), 29-32.
  108. no date: A.E. [Russel, George William], 1867-1935. To James [Stephens]. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 28.5 cm. See The Serif, II (June 1965), 29-32.
  109. no date: Stephens, James, 1882-1950. To ____. Contrasts the Irish and the French. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 16.8 cm. Letter is incomplete.
  110. no date: [Stephens, James], 1882-1950. To ____. Package sent him has gone astray. Autograph Letter. 1 p., 20.4 cm. Letter is incomplete.
  111. no date: Stephens, James, 1882-1950, [Paris, France]. To [Andre] Brule. Invites Mr. & Mrs. Brule for dinner. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 14.2 cm.
  112. no date: Stephens, James, 1882-1950, [Paris, France]. To [Andre] Brule. Accepts invitation to dinner; family matters. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 20.5 cm.
  113. no date: Stephens, James, 1882-1950, [Paris, France]. To [Andre] Brule. Arranges a meeting. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 20.5 cm.
  114. no date: [Stephens, James], 1882-1950, Paris, [France]. To Stephen [MacKenna]. Hopes he can visit them in Paris. Autograph Letter. 1 p., 22.7 cm. See The Serif, II (June 1965), 29-32.
  115. no date: Stephens, James, 1882-1950, Paris, [France]. To Stephen [MacKenna]. Their life in France. Autograph Letter Signed. 3 p., 25.6 cm. Written on verso of proof sheet (folded) for Tavern in the Town form Here Are Ladies, pp. 284-288. Accompanied by a one page commentary on the letter by Stephens. See The Serif, II (June 1965), 29-32.
  116. no date: [Stephens, James], 1882-1950, [London, England]. To Stephen [MacKenna]. About music. Autograph Letter. 1 p., 22.7 cm. Letter is incomplete. See The Serif, II (June 1965), 29-32.
  117. no date: Stephens, James, 1882-1950, London, [England]. To Stephen [MacKenna]. On his reading and writing. Autograph Letter Signed. 4 p., 17.8 cm. See The Serif, II (June 1965), 29-32.
  118. no date: [Stephens, James], 1882-1950, [London, England]. To [Stephen MacKenna?]. Has just returned from Italy; sending him music books. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 21.6 cm. See The Serif, II (June 1965), 29-32.
  119. no date: [Stephens, James], 1882-1950, Dublin, [Ireland]. To [Stephen MacKenna?]. On the poetry of Paul Claudel. Autograph Letter Signed. 2 p., 18.7 cm. See The Serif, II (June 1965), 29-32.
  120. no date: Stephens, James, 1882-1950, Budapest, Hungary. To Stephen MacKenna, London, England. Travel notes; music. Autograph Postcard Signed. 1 p., 9.8 cm. See The Serif, II (June 1965), 29-32.
  121. no date: Stephens, James, 1882-1950. Autograph. Autograph Document Signed. 1 p., 7 cm.
  122. no date: Stephens, James, 1882-1950. Christmas card. 1 p., 17 cm. Signed by James and Cynthia Stephens.
  123. no date: [Stephens, James], 1882-1950. Drawing of Ralph Hodgson. 1 p., 20.4 cm.
  124. no date: [Stephens, James], 1882-1950. Drawings of various figures. 1 p., 11 cm.
  125. no date: [Stephens, James], 1882-1950. The Earth. Typed Document. 2 p., 21.1 cm. On the verso is an untitled poem with the first line "I walked apart."
  126. no date: Stephens, James, 1882-1950. Evening. Typed Document. 1 p., 32.5 cm. Corrected by the author.
  127. no date: Stephens, James, 1882-1950. Faint Heart. Typed Document. 1 p., 32.2 cm. Corrected by the author.
  128. no date: Stephens, James, 1882-1950. Four Poems. Typed Document. 5 p., 28 cm. Contents: "Optimist," "Pessimist," "Invocation," and "Don Juan. On Not Going to the War." "Pessimist" was published in Theme and Variations. Written on the verso of stationary of Crosby Gaige. Bound in green boards.
  129. no date: [Stephens, James], 1882-1950. Notes. Autograph Document. 2 p., 22.6 cm. Lists of words, fragments of poems, reference to books in pencil and ink.
  130. no date: Stephens, James, 1882-1950. Rus in Urbe. 1 p., 5.2 cm. Pasted on a sheet of paper on which Stephens has revised the list stanza.
  131. no date: Stephens, James, 1882-1950. The Third House from the Corner . Clipping. 1 p., 14 cm. Pasted on a sheet of paper. Corrected by the author.
  132. no date: [Stephens, James], 1882-1950. Untitled essay on poetry anthologies. Autograph Document. 31 p., 26.7 cm. Corrected by the author. Accompanied by a 15 page typewritten copy of the essay.
  133. no date: [Stephens, James], 1882-1950. Untitled poem beginning "Here we go swinging hand in hand". Autograph Document. 2 p., 17.9 cm. Notes on the verso.
  134. no date: [Stephens, James], 1882-1950. Untitled poem beginning "In the poppy field". Autograph Document. 2 p., 21.6 cm. Part of the poem is in shorthand as are some of the notes on the verso.
  135. no date: [Stephens, James], 1882-1950. Untitled poem beginning "It truly should be so, and it is so". Typed Document. 18 p., 25.5 cm. Corrected by the author. Bound by Sangorski and Sutcliffe in tan cloth.
  136. no date: [Stephens, James], 1882-1950. Untitled poem beginning "Let us go wander in the quietude". Typed Document. 1 p., 32.5 cm. Corrected by the author.
  137. no date: Stephens, James, 1882-1950. Untitled poem beginning "O little wind that through the forest ways". Autograph Document Signed. 5 p., 32 cm. Corrected by the author.
  138. no date: [Stephens, James], 1882-1950. Untitled poem beginning "One tree alone grew on my little isle[?]". Typed Document. 4 p., 33.4 cm. Corrected by the author.
  139. no date: [Stephens, James], 1882-1950. Untitled poem beginning "Staying apart in sad and mournful way". Autograph Document. 1 p., 17.5 cm. Corrected by the author.
  140. no date: Stephens, James, 1882-1950. Untitled poem beginning "That is a young tree growing in the wood". Autograph Document Signed. 1 p., 21.1 cm.