University of Texas, Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center

Gertrude Franklin Horn Atherton:

An Inventory of Her Collection at the Harry Ransom Center

Creator: Atherton, Gertrude Franklin Horn, 1857-1948
Title: Gertrude Franklin Horn Atherton Collection
Dates: 1889-1947, undated
Abstract: The collection of American writer Gertrude Atherton (who also wrote under the pseudonym Frank Lin) includes a couple of blurbs written by Atherton, letters to several correspondents (including John Lane), correspondence with and an interview by John Burton Davis, as well as a royalty statement and a few other items.
Call Number: Manuscript Collection MS-0149
Extent: 1 box (.42 linear feet)
Language: English
Repository: The University of Texas at Austin, Harry Ransom Center



Open for research

Administrative Information

Processed by:

Joan Sibley and Michael Ramsey, 2011

Note: This finding aid replicates and replaces information previously available only in a card catalog. Please see the explanatory note at the end of this finding aid for information regarding the arrangement of the manuscripts as well as the abbreviations commonly used in descriptions.

Container List


1.1 In this novel Mrs. Atherton deals..., blurb, handwritten manuscript with changes, undated.
Senator North, by the way is..., blurb, handwritten manuscript with changes, undated.


1.2 ALS to unidentified recipient, undated. Removed from Ancestors by Atherton, PS 1043 A55.
ALS to unidentified recipient, 5 January no year.
TLS to Carsay, Miss, 15 November no year.
ALS to Chafman, 1904.
ALS to Davis, John Burton re interview, 30 October 1930.
1.3 3 ALS, 6 TLS to Giffen, R. L., 1921, undated.
1.2 3 TLS to Groves, John Stuart, 1933.
TLS to Kaute, Mr., 21 May no year. Tipped into PS 1042 C65.
1.4 43 letters to Lane, John, 1897-1905.
1.2 ALS to Leonard, Dr., 1 December 1927. Removed from 813 At 44g copy 2.
2 ALS to Paget, 1905.
TLS to Sullivan, John J., 19 November 1923. Tipped into F 861 A86.
1.2 TLS to Upton, 11 February 1941.
5 postcards to Young, James Carleton, 1905-1909.


1.5 Davis, John Burton. Letter to Atherton, Gertrude Franklin Horn re interview, 28 October 1938.


1.6 Atherton, Gertrude Franklin Horn. Royalty account, 25 January 1911.
1.7 Davis, John Burton. Interview with Gertrude Atherton, typescript with handwritten revisions, 7 pages, October 1938. Included with this: The Philadelphia Record, inter-office memo (Bergman) to Walter, 1938; (Unidentified author) telegram to The New York Post, 25 October, 1930.
1.6 Rice, Paul North (American Library Association). TLS to Moore, John, 27 October 1947. Removed from AC-L At44my 1946.
Wisbet (N.) & Co., Ltd. ALS to Atherton, Gertrude, 28 July 1889.

Explanatory Note Concerning Manuscript Collections Cataloged in the Card Catalog

Prior to 1990 when archival cataloging procedures were adopted at the Ransom Center, all manuscript collections were described in a card catalog.

Organization of Collections:

Manuscripts for each author collection were organized into four categories:

  • Works: manuscripts by the author, arranged alphabetically by title;
  • Letters: the author's outgoing correspondence, arranged alphabetically by recipient name;
  • Recipient: the author's incoming correspondence, arranged alphabetically by the author of the letter; and
  • Miscellaneous: all other manuscripts and correspondence, arranged alphabetically by creator.

Materials that did not fit into these categories, such as art, photographs, books, and near-print materials such as newspaper clippings, were dispersed to other Ransom Center collections for cataloging and storage.

Abbreviations Used in Descriptions:

The symbols below were used in combinations. For example ALS means autograph letter signed; Tccms means typed carbon copy manuscript, etc.

  • A = autograph (i.e., handwritten)
  • T = typed
  • S = signed
  • I = initialed
  • Ms = manuscript
  • Mss = manuscripts
  • L = letter
  • FL = form letter
  • N = note
  • D = document
  • C = card
  • PC = post card
  • cc = carbon copy
  • p = page
  • pp = pages
  • l = leaf
  • ll = leaves
  • nd = no date
  • inc d = incomplete date