Reference Request

* required
Please succinctly provide us with any information pertinent to your inquiry. If you are writing to us about a research request, provide as much detail as possible about the collections in which you are interested (including collection numbers, box numbers, and folder titles).
(if known)

The Smithsonian Institution Archives is using Constant Contact, a third-party contact management software vendor, to manage contacts and send eNewsletters. Please be advised that Constant Contact's Privacy Statement and Terms and Conditions apply to your use of these services. The Smithsonian Institution Archives has access to your name and email address which is subject to our privacy statement.

Finding Aids to Personal Papers and Special Collections in the Smithsonian Institution Archives

Accession 95-006

Dyar, Harrison G. (Harrison Gray), 1866-1929

Harrison G. Dyar Papers, 1908-1911, 1914-1924, 1926-1927 and undated

Repository: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washington, D.C. Contact us at osiaref@si.edu.
Creator: Dyar, Harrison G. (Harrison Gray), 1866-1929
Title: Harrison G. Dyar Papers
Dates: 1908-1911, 1914-1924, 1926-1927 and undated
Quantity: 2 cu. ft. (4 document boxes)
Collection: Accession 95-006
Language of Materials: English
Summary:

This accession consists of correspondence files which include documents sent to Harrison Gray Dyar and Wellesca Pollock Allen Dyar by B. Preston Clark, G. T. Clark, James Chamberlain Crawford, Leland Ossian Howard, Frederick Knab, E. B. O'Leary, George Freeman Pollock, and Francis X. Williams, 1911, 1914-1917, 1919-1922, 1924, and undated, concerning entomology, book purchases, and financing of the Skyland resort. All letters contain fragments of drafts of short stories by Harrison Gray Dyar on the reverse, undated. The short story files contain complete drafts of short stories by Harrison Gray Dyar, 1914-1923, 1927, and undated, with miscellaneous personal, business, and scientific correspondence and documents on the reverse of many drafts, 1908-1909, 1914-1927, and undated. Much of the business correspondence relates to Dyar's investments and real estate dealings.

Box 1 contains correspondence from George Freeman Pollock to Harrison Gray Dyar and Wellesca Pollock Dyar about the financial management of Skyland resort, 1914-1924; correspondence from Leland Ossian Howard and E. B. O'Leary of the U.S. Department of Agriculture to Harrison Gray Dyar, 1915-1916, including his letter of appointment to the Bureau of Entomology, 1915; correspondence from Frederick Knab of the U.S. National Museum to Harrison Gray Dyar, 1914-1916; miscellaneous correspondence to Harrison Gray Dyar concerning entomology and scholarly publications from B. Preston Clark, G. T. Clark, James Chamberlain Crawford, Francis X. Williams, and others, 1911, 1915-1917; and Harrison Gray Dyar drafts of short stories, 1914-1923, 1927, and undated.

Boxes 2-4 contain Harrison Gray Dyar drafts of short stories, 1914-1923, 1927, and undated, with miscellaneous business, personal, and scientific correspondence and documents on the reverse, 1908-1909, 1914-1927, and undated. Correspondence related to "REALITY" magazine, undated, and the American Literary Bureau, 1915-1917, are included in Box 3. Arranged by short story. Folder titles were copied from original folder titles.

Descriptive Entry

This accession consists of correspondence files which include documents sent to Harrison Gray Dyar and Wellesca Pollock Allen Dyar by B. Preston Clark, G. T. Clark, James Chamberlain Crawford, Leland Ossian Howard, Frederick Knab, E. B. O'Leary, George Freeman Pollock, and Francis X. Williams, 1911, 1914-1917, 1919-1922, 1924, and undated, concerning entomology, book purchases, and financing of the Skyland resort. All letters contain fragments of drafts of short stories by Harrison Gray Dyar on the reverse, undated. The short story files contain complete drafts of short stories by Harrison Gray Dyar, 1914-1923, 1927, and undated, with miscellaneous personal, business, and scientific correspondence and documents on the reverse of many drafts, 1908-1909, 1914-1927, and undated. Much of the business correspondence relates to Dyar's investments and real estate dealings.

Box 1 contains correspondence from George Freeman Pollock to Harrison Gray Dyar and Wellesca Pollock Dyar about the financial management of Skyland resort, 1914-1924; correspondence from Leland Ossian Howard and E. B. O'Leary of the U.S. Department of Agriculture to Harrison Gray Dyar, 1915-1916, including his letter of appointment to the Bureau of Entomology, 1915; correspondence from Frederick Knab of the U.S. National Museum to Harrison Gray Dyar, 1914-1916; miscellaneous correspondence to Harrison Gray Dyar concerning entomology and scholarly publications from B. Preston Clark, G. T. Clark, James Chamberlain Crawford, Francis X. Williams, and others, 1911, 1915-1917; and Harrison Gray Dyar drafts of short stories, 1914-1923, 1927, and undated.

Boxes 2-4 contain Harrison Gray Dyar drafts of short stories, 1914-1923, 1927, and undated, with miscellaneous business, personal, and scientific correspondence and documents on the reverse, 1908-1909, 1914-1927, and undated. Correspondence related to "REALITY" magazine, undated, and the American Literary Bureau, 1915-1917, are included in Box 3. Arranged by short story. Folder titles were copied from original folder titles.

Top of Page

Preferred Citation

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 95-006, Harrison G. Dyar Papers

Top of Page

Container List

Box 1

Folder 1 Correspondence from George Freeman Pollock, 1914-1924; Miscellaneous Scientific Reports & Correspondence, 1915-1922; Short Stories, undated.

Box 1 of 4

Folder 2 Miscellaneous Insurance, Real Estate, and Subscription Correspondence, 1921-1922; Short Stories, undated.

Box 1 of 4

Folder 3 Miscellaneous Correspondence from U.S. National Museum, U.S. Department of Agriculture, and academic departments of agriculture, entomology, and zoology, 1911-1927; Short Stories, 1914, 1921, and undated.

Box 1 of 4

Folder 4 Miscellaneous Correspondence from U.S. Department of Agriculture and others regarding scientific publications, 1914-1923; Short Stories, undated.

Box 1 of 4

Folder 5 "His One Sin (Original), 130, Sept. 13(?), 1923(?)"

Box 1 of 4

Folder 6 "Dame Fortune Smiles, 200, Feb. 13, 1927"

Box 1 of 4

Folder 7 "Love Slays, 117, Jan. 6, 1919"

Box 1 of 4

Box 2

Folder 1 "The Health Crusade in Bonneville, 132, May (?)"

Box 2 of 4

Folder 2 "Was Eve a Blonde?, 206, March 2 (?)"

Box 2 of 4

Folder 3 Untitled, undated story, no original folder

Box 2 of 4

Folder 4 "His Own House, 63, September 8, 1915"

Box 2 of 4

Folder 5 "I Am Not Mad, 22, November 3, 1914"

Box 2 of 4

Folder 6 "My Suffragette Speech, 24, November 15, 1914"

Box 2 of 4

Folder 7 "A Synthetic Personality, 8, June 30, 1914"

Box 2 of 4

Folder 8 "Flynn - Lacy Stories, 76, December 18, 1915". Written on outside of folder: "Flynn Gets Excited, Dec. 18, 1915," "Flynn Is Foiled, Dec. 23, 1915," "Lights Out, Flynn, Dec. 26, 1915," "Names and An Alibi, Jan. 2, 1916," "Flynn Takes the Bait, Feb. 8, 1916," "Enough is Enough, Feb. 22, 1916," "Uxores Defendam, Jul. 3, 1916"

Box 2 of 4

Folder 9 "The Adept, 134, Sept. 22, 1921"

Box 2 of 4

Folder 10 "Ouissa and I, 9, July 14, 1914"

Box 2 of 4

Folder 11 "My Affinity, 10, July (?)"

Box 2 of 4

Folder 12 "His Repentance, 31, January 23, 1915"

Box 2 of 4

Folder 13 "Through Thin Partitions, 58, Aug. 9, 1915"

Box 2 of 4

Folder 14 "Like Unto Like, 14, (?)"

Box 2 of 4

Folder 15 "De Foeminibus, 12, July 21, 1914"

Box 2 of 4

Folder 16 "A Fateful Anecdote" (no original folder)

Box 2 of 4

Folder 17 "The Benefit of the Doubt, 76" (no original folder)

Box 2 of 4

Folder 18 "In Altero Resurgam, 207, May 7, 1921"

Box 2 of 4

Folder 19 "Gas and Oil, 204, March 9th 1927"

Box 2 of 4

Folder 20 "As to Money, 106 (?), April 24, 1918"

Box 2 of 4

Folder 21 "Satan Intervenes, 92, May 21, 1971"

Box 2 of 4

Folder 22 "Diamonds Going and Coming, 1914"

Box 2 of 4

Folder 23 "Maggie" (no original folder)

Box 2 of 4

Folder 24 "How Corey Plucked the Plums" (no original folder)

Box 2 of 4

Folder 25 "The Professor"'s Problem, 129, May 24, 1920"

Box 2 of 4

Folder 26 "The Man Who Did Return, 13, August 5, 1914"

Box 2 of 4

Folder 27 "The Island of Delight, 25, (?)"

Box 2 of 4

Folder 28 "Satan Scores, 105, April 5, 1918"

Box 2 of 4

Folder 29 "Graddock"'s Ghost, 23, November 8, 1914"

Box 2 of 4

Folder 30 "Now We are All Mad, 57, August 7, 1915"

Box 2 of 4

Folder 31 "An Old Manuscript"

Box 2 of 4

Folder 32 "Lucy Larkin"'s Lovers, 111, Jan. 6, 1918"

Box 2 of 4

Folder 33 "In Altero Resurgam, 207, (Copy), May (?)"

Box 2 of 4

Folder 34 "I Shall Go Joyfully, 208, May (?)"

Box 2 of 4

Folder 35 "You and I and Gans, (?)09, June 3, 1927"

Box 2 of 4

Box 3

Folder 1 "Dame Fortune Smiles, A Story"

Box 3 of 4

Folder 2 "The Black Sheep, 125, Oct. 19, 1919"

Box 3 of 4

Folder 3 "Getting Evidence, 122, Sept. 5, 1919"

Box 3 of 4

Folder 4 "Taming a Suffragette, 60, August 16, 1915"

Box 3 of 4

Folder 5 "The Dingfa Rises, 123, Sept. 10, 1919"

Box 3 of 4

Folder 6 "The Dingfa Waits, 124, Sept. 18, 1919"

Box 3 of 4

Folder 7 "Soon Or Late, 21, October 30, 1914"

Box 3 of 4

Folder 8 "A Marriage of Reason, 61, September 4, 1915"

Box 3 of 4

Folder 9 "How Corey Plucked the Plums, 59, August 13, 1915"

Box 3 of 4

Folder 10 "The Rash Act of the Reverend Mott, 62, September 7, 191(?)"

Box 3 of 4

Folder 11 "Always and Forever, 20, October 10, 1914"

Box 3 of 4

Folder 12 Untitled, undated story, no original folder

Box 3 of 4

Folder 13 Untitled, undated story, no original folder

Box 3 of 4

Folder 14 "An Involuntary Wedding, 120, August 26, 1919"

Box 3 of 4

Folder 15 "Time for Three, 121, September 2, 1919"

Box 3 of 4

Folder 16 Untiled, undated stories, no original folder

Box 3 of 4

Folder 17 "Wanda"'s Wedding, 90, Dec. 30, 1916"

Box 3 of 4

Folder 18 Untitled, undated story, no original folder

Box 3 of 4

Folder 19 "From Life to Life, 89, Dec. 29, 1916"

Box 3 of 4

Folder 20 "Victory for Sleep, 77, January 14, 1916"

Box 3 of 4

Folder 21 "Simple Simon, 78, January 19, 1916"

Box 3 of 4

Folder 22 "A Disputed Inheritance, 80, August (?)"

Box 3 of 4

Folder 23 "Classify This One, Bert., 81, Aug. 24, 1916"

Box 3 of 4

Folder 24 "Where Madness Wins, 82, (?)"

Box 3 of 4

Folder 25 "Mooning, 83, October 12, 1916"

Box 3 of 4

Folder 26 "Matching Wits for Jessamine, 84, November 12, (?)"

Box 3 of 4

Folder 27 "The Cloud of Fate, 6"

Box 3 of 4

Folder 28 "The Elusive Fortune, 7, May 8, 1914"

Box 3 of 4

Folder 29 "For Pansy" undated story, no original folder

Box 3 of 4

Folder 30 "Babette, 30, January 18, 1915"

Box 3 of 4

Folder 31 "The Man with the Inner Voice, 128, April 12, 1920"

Box 3 of 4

Folder 32 "Exchanged Personality, 119, Aug. 18, 1919"

Box 3 of 4

Folder 32 "The Precipice, (?)8, June 11, 1919"

Box 3 of 4

Folder 33 "A Busy Vacation" undated story, no original folder

Box 3 of 4

Folder 34 "Patsy"'s Way, 83, Nov. 22, 1916"

Box 3 of 4

Folder 35 "The Apparition of the Ardsleys, 87, December 18, 1916"

Box 3 of 4

Folder 36 "What"'s Sauce for the Goose, 88, December 21, 191(?)"

Box 3 of 4

Folder 37 "The Master Mind, 205, March 24, 1927"

Box 3 of 4

Folder 38 "A Psychological Reformation, February 23, 1914"

Box 3 of 4

Folder 39 "Do Dreams Come True?, 115, December 13, 1918"

Box 3 of 4

Folder 40 "For Eye Hath Not Seen, 116, December 21, 1918"

Box 3 of 4

Folder 41 "The Tragedy of Lovely Isle, 114, December 1, 1918"

Box 3 of 4

Folder 42 Untitled, undated story, no original folder

Box 3 of 4

Folder 43 "Reincarnation, 131, Dec. 6, 1920"

Box 3 of 4

Folder 44 "A Dream, 1(?)0, July 14, 1920"

Box 3 of 4

Box 4

Folder 1 "The Joke"'s on Mary, 95, July 22, 1917"

Box 4 of 4

Folder 2 "Spargin Helps, 94, June 23, 1917"

Box 4 of 4

Folder 3 "Lost and Found, 74, Nov. 10, 1915"

Box 4 of 4

Folder 4 "Death House, 75, December 10, 1915"

Box 4 of 4

Folder 5 "Conley Tales, 11, How Burnam-Wood Came to Dunsinane, July 19, 1914; Violet Comes into Her Own, Sept. 21, 1914; For Pansy, Jan. 16, 1915"

Box 4 of 4

Folder 6 "Love"'s Losses, 203, March 3, 1927"

Box 4 of 4

Folder 7 "Annabel Lee, 3, February 17, 1914"

Box 4 of 4

Folder 8 "In Altero Resurgam" undated story, no original folder

Box 4 of 4

Folder 9 "His House in Order, 91, May 5, 1917"

Box 4 of 4

Folder 10 "Genesee Knocking, 28, January 5, 1915"

Box 4 of 4

Folder 11 "It Was True After All, 29, January 8, 1915"

Box 4 of 4

Folder 12 "Teddy"'s Test, 67, Oct. 7, 1915"

Box 4 of 4

Folder 13 "The Dream of Mason Jarr, 68, October 9, 1915"

Box 4 of 4

Folder 14 "The Prominence of Harvey Appledore, 69, Oct. 22, 1915"

Box 4 of 4

Folder 15 "Choosing a Wife, 66, October 1, 1915"

Box 4 of 4

Folder 16 "A Fateful Anecdote, 70, Oct. 26, 1915"

Box 4 of 4

Folder 17 "Ideals, 71, Oct. 28, 1915"

Box 4 of 4

Folder 18 "Red Hans, 72, Oct. 30, 1915"

Box 4 of 4

Folder 19 "The Transition of Peter Musser, 73, November 8, 1915"

Box 4 of 4

Folder 20 "The Meeting, 93, June 9, 1917"

Box 4 of 4

Folder 21 Multiple Short Stories, December 1913. Written on outside of folder: Letter to P.N.K Dec. 5, 1913, The Baby"'s Voice, The Treasure Chamber, The Judge, Letter to P.N.K Dec. 28, 1913, Davis Slips a Cog, What to do with Conchetta, The Ghost Wakers, The Story that Never Happened, The Ghost of a Dog, The Holdup, The Star, The Turkey, The Banshee, The White Lady, The Bell, Chameleon Spirits (Pierre Encinal), The Night Riders, Music on the Wind, The Vampire, Brother and Sister, The Long Arm

Box 4 of 4

Folder 22 "Hearts and Diamonds, 108, May 15, 1918"

Box 4 of 4

Folder 23 "The Head of Madour, 109, May 17, 1918"

Box 4 of 4

Folder 24 "Who Killed Aunt Ann?, 110, June 5, 1918"

Box 4 of 4

Folder 25 "The Adventure of the Common Law, 112, May 1, 1918"

Box 4 of 4

Folder 26 "Chew the Rag for Liberty, 113, June 30, 1918"

Box 4 of 4

Folder 27 "Peace or War, 65, September 30, 1915"

Box 4 of 4

Folder 28 "Easily Explained, 64, Sept. 16, 1915"

Box 4 of 4

Folder 29 "His One Sin (Copy), Sept. 13, 1923"

Box 4 of 4

Folder 30 "Conway House Waits, August 25, 1921"

Box 4 of 4

Folder 31 "Good Family Connections, 26, December 25, 1914"

Box 4 of 4

Folder 32 "The Insoluble Mystery, 103, March 2, 1918"

Box 4 of 4

Folder 33 "Dead Men"'s Shoes, 104, March 22, 1918"

Box 4 of 4

Folder 34 "The Choice of Emory Bates, 102, Feb. 20, 1918"

Box 4 of 4

Folder 35 "A Saucepan for Breakfast, 101, October 27, 1917"

Box 4 of 4

Folder 36 "In Garrett House, 98, April 10, 1916"

Box 4 of 4

Folder 37 "For Posterity (House story), 99, Sept. 9, 1917"

Box 4 of 4

Folder 38 "A Perfect Alibi, 100, Oct. 6, 1917"

Box 4 of 4

Folder 39 "Clark is Dead!, 96, May 1, 1916"

Box 4 of 4

Folder 40 "My Legacy, 97, August 23, 1915"

Box 4 of 4

Folder 41 Short Story Title List, undated, no original folder

Box 4 of 4

Folder 42 "Vishnu"'s Little Plan" undated short story, no original folder

Box 4 of 4

Folder 43 "Shuffle and Deal, 202, March 1, 192(?)"

Box 4 of 4

Folder 44 Unnamed, undated short story, no original folder

Box 4 of 4