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MF 5750, Series E, Reels 2-4

Buhler (Mary Edith) Papers

(Mss. 1192, 1210, 1333)

Inventory

Louisiana and Lower Mississippi Valley Collections

Special Collections, Hill Memorial Library

Louisiana State University Libraries

Baton Rouge, Louisiana State University

Reformatted 2007

Contents of Inventory

Biographical/Historical Note

4

Scope and Content Note

4

Series Descriptions

5-8

Index Terms

9-10

Container List

11

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Summary

Size.

983 items, 7 manuscript volumes, 8 printed volumes

Geographic locations.

East Baton Rouge Parish, La.; New Orleans, La.; Natchez, Miss.; New York, N.Y.; Nashville, Tenn.; Barbados

Inclusive dates.

1866-1931

Bulk dates.

1881-1922

Language.

English

Summary.

Papers of Mary Edith Buhler, chiefly poems and other written works by Buhler, as well as a travel diary and notebook of poems.

Organization.

Arranged by series.

Restrictions on access.

If collection is on microfilm, copies must be made from microfilm.

Related collections.

John Robert Buhler Papers, Mss. 1311

Buhler Family Papers, Mss. 1192, 1210, 1238, 1311, 1333

Copyright.

Copyright of the original materials is retained by descendants of the creators in accordance with U.S. copyright law.

Citation.

Mary Edith Buhler Papers, Mss. 1192, 1210, 1333, Louisiana and Lower Mississippi Valley Collections, LSU Libraries, Baton Rouge, La.

Stack location(s).

C:50; H:17; Vault:1

Also available on:

Microfilm 5750, Series E, Reels 2-4

Omissions: Theodore Roosevelt letter, 1918.

Biographical/Historical Note

Mary Edith Buhler, a poet and journalist, was a native of Natchez, Mississippi. Mary, her parents, John Robert Buhler (1829-1886) and Mary Buhler (nee Reynolds, 1826-1903), and her three sisters lived on the Independence Plantation near Natchez. This plantation belonged to the Smiths, grandparents of John Robert Buhler. Mary later lived and worked in New Orleans, Louisiana, and New York City. A volume of her poetry was published under the title The Grass in the Pavement" (1918). She died in 1931 or 1932.

Scope and Content Note

Papers consist chiefly of poems, articles, and other writings by Mary Edith Buhler, printed items, and personal papers. Among the numerous poems by Buhler is a collection entitled "Salute to adventures" which was prepared for publication but was not published. Two notebooks containing poems (1881-1922) and three scrapbooks containing clippings of published poems and articles by Buhler and articles related to the theater are included. Printed items include a copy of "The grass in the pavement," monographs related to religion, history, art, and literature, programs, bulletins, and newspaper clippings. Personal papers are comprised of genealogical materials and items related to family history, a travel diary (1931) documenting Mary Buhler's trip to Barbados, and a letter (1918) from Theodore Roosevelt in which he comments on her poetry.

Series Descriptions

Stack Location

Box

Folder

Dates

Contents

Series I, Poems, 1881-1931, undated

C:50

1

1

1907-1931, undated

281 items

Handwritten poems by M.E. Buhler

2

1919, undated

2 items

Typewritten copy of “M.E.B. index of all published poems, excluding those in book The Grass in the Pavement to date Oct.1, 1919;” lists the names of 229 poems

Typewritten list of 113 poems

3

1886-1922, undated

78 items

Typewritten copies of poems

4

1905-1919

125 items

Newspaper clippings of poems pasted on sheets of paper with index and front page with title “Salute to Adventurers” by M.E. Buhler with acknowledgements for reprinting to various newspapers and periodicals, apparently material to be used for another book of poems.

5

June 1905-Sept.1919, undated

308 items

Newspaper and other clippings of poems pasted on sheets of paper of approximately 200 different poems

6

Undated

293 items

Loose newspaper clippings of poems by Mary Edith Buhler

C:50

2

12

1914, undated

15 items

Newspaper clippings of poems other than M.E.B.

C:50

3

1881-1906

Vol.2, Notebook of handwritten copies of poems

H:17

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1914-1922

Vol.4, Notebook of handwritten copies of poems

H:17

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1906-1917

Vol.6, Scrapbook of newspaper clippings of poems

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Series II, Articles and Stories, 1857-1932

C:50

2

7

1857, 1915

2 items

Handwritten copy of article published in Nashville newspaper, Aug.1857

Clipping of letter from M.E. Buhler to editor of the New York Times concerning “Gunda's Obituary”

8

Undated

1 item

Handwritten copy of article “Tobacco and Am. Indians”

9

1917-1924, undated

27 items

1 handwritten, 26 typewritten articles by M.E. Buhler of New York City

10

1906-1913, undated

59 items

Newspaper clippings and other clippings by M.E.B.

11

1912-1932, undated

40 items

Newspaper clippings and other articles written by M.E.B. and others

H:17

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1887-1916

Vol.5, Scrapbook

Newspaper clippings of column “Round About in New York,” articles, and poems,

H:17

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1910-1914

Vol.7, Scrapbook

Column “Here and There in New York,” and newspaper clippings of pictures and articles pertaining to theater

Printed Items, 1883-1920

C:50

2

13

1883-1932

6 items

Program for “Lawrence Garrett as Lanciotto, Lord of Rimini in the Hon. Geo. H. Boker's Tragedy of Francesca Da Rimini” Academy of Music, New Orleans, 1883.

2 Bulletins of the New York Academy of Sciences, 1923, 1932.

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Contents

C:50

2

13

1883-1932

Bulletin of Public Lectures of American Museum of Natural History, Oct., Nov., Dec. 1917.

Order form The Grass in the Pavement by M.E. Buhler

C:50

3

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1893

Manual of the Congregational Church (First Church of Christ), Wethersfield, Conn. Comprising historical and biological memoranda, chronological catalogue, confession of faith, covenant, and standing rules, and Present List of the Church. The manual of 1860 as compiled by Stephen Chester is reprinted entirely. (Hartford, Conn., Press of the Case, Lockwood & Brainard Company, 1893)

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1909

The Wayfarer in New York, introduction by Edward S. Martin (New York: Macmillan Company, 1909).

On page 95 is the poem “In City Hall Park,” written by Mary Edith Buhler

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1918

The Grass in the Pavement, by M.E. Buhler (New York: James T. Whiter & Co., 1918)

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1919

Exhibition, 1919, New York Microscopical Society.

The Reynolds Family Association of America (1892-1922, Thirty-first Annual Report compiled by Mrs. Anna C. Ripper, Secretary). Historical Collections edited by Marion H. Reynolds

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1910

“The Metropolitan Museum of Art. The Wing of Decorative Arts.” Supplement to the Bulletin of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. March 1910.

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1916

Historical Sketch of Columbia Lodge, No. 91, F.&A.M. Read at the Stated meeting held Monday, October 23, 1917, celebrating the 150th Anniversary, also the Golden Masonic Jubilee 1866-1916 of Brother P.M. Julius F. Sachse (Philadelphia, 1916)

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1920

Transactions of the Huguenot Society of South Carolina.

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Personal Papers, 1981-1931 and undated.

C:50

2

14

undated

Genealogical data compiled by Mary E. Buhler

C:50

3

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1921

Vol.3, Notebook containing genealogical notes

1931

Vol.1, Travel diary from New York to Barbados

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C:50

3

1

1918

Theodore Roosevelt letter (original at Vault:1)

Index Terms

Articles.

Buhler family.

Bulletins.

Diaries.

Manuscripts (for publication)

Poems.

Programs.

Scrapbooks.

Women journalists--Louisiana--New Orleans.

Women j ournalists--Mississippi.

Women journalists--New York

Women poets, American--Louisiana--New Orleans.

Women poets, American--Mississippi.

Women poets, American--New York

Container List

Stack Location

Box

Folder

Contents

C:50

1

1-6

Poems, handwritten and typewritten copies, and clippings, 1886-1931, undated.

2

7-14

Articles and stories, handwritten and typewritten copies, and clippings, 1857-1932.

3

1

Theodore Roosevelt letter, 1918 (photocopy)

v. 1, Travel diary, 1931

v. 2, Notebook of poems, 1881-1906

v. 3, Notebook of genealogical notes, 1921

Printed volumes (8), 1883-1920

H:17

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v. 4, Notebook of poems, 1914-1922

v. 5, Scrapbook of poem, column, and article newspaper clippings, 1887-1916

v. 6, Scrapbook of poem newspaper clippings, 1906-1917

v. 7, Scrapbook of column and article newspaper clippings, 1910-1914.

Vault 1

Theodore Roosevelt letter, 1918 (original).

MF 5750, Series E

Reels 2-4

Omissions: Theodore Roosevelt letter, 1918.