de Grummond Collection

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MARGARET HODGES PAPERS

Collection Number
Collection Dates
Collection Volume
DG0464
1963-1992
5.90 cu.ft. (19 boxes)

Biographical Sketch | Scope & Content | Related Collections | Series & Subseries | Box Inventory

Provenance

Materials received from Margaret Hodges between 1966 and 1991.

Restrictions

Non-circulating; available for research.

Copyright

This collection is protected by the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, U. S. Code). Reproductions can be made only if they are to be used for "private study, scholarship, or research." It is the user's responsibility to verify copyright ownership and to obtain all necessary permissions prior to the reproduction, publication, or other use of any portion of these materials, other than that noted above.


Biographical Sketch

Sarah Margaret "Peggy" Moore was born on July 26, 1911 in Indianapolis, Indiana. She started writing at an early age, and from junior high through high school and into college she contributed to school magazines. She received her bachelor's degree with honors from Vassar College in 1932 and that same year married Fletcher Hodges, Jr., a museum curator. The couple eventually had three sons.

Hodges later pursued a master's degree in library science, which she received from the Carnegie Institute of Technology (now Carnegie-Mellon University) in 1958. She worked as a special assistant and children's librarian for the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania from 1953 to 1964. One of her duties during this period was to perform as storyteller for a children's radio program co-sponsored by the Carnegie Library and the Pittsburgh Public schools. In 1964 Hodges began work as a storyteller for the Head Start program in Pittsburgh, a job in which she continued until 1968. Meanwhile, in 1965 her radio program was picked up by Pittsburgh's educational television station and Hodges began taping episodes for "Tell Me a Story," which was syndicated nationally and ran until 1976. The same year she began as a story- teller for the Head Start program, Hodges began teaching at the Library School (now the School of Library and Information Science) of the University of Pittsburgh. She continued to teach courses in storytelling and children's literature there in the following years and was named Professor Emerita in 1977.

Hodges' first book, One Little Drum, was published in 1958. Since then, several of her books have won awards. The Wave (1964) was listed as one of the ten best illustrated books of the year by the New York Times, was an ALA Notable Book, and was a runner-up for the 1965 Caldecott Medal. The Fire Bringer: A Paiute Indian Legend (1972) was also an ALA Notable. Lady Queen Anne: A Biography of Queen Anne of England (1969) was a Junior Literary Guild selection and won an Indiana Author's Day Award in 1970. Her best-known book is perhaps Saint George and the Dragon (1984), which was adapted by Hodges from Spenser's The Faerie Queene and illustrated by Trina Schart Hyman. This title won the Caldecott Medal for 1985 and also made the New York Times Best Illustrated list for the year of its publication.

Though Hodges also writes her own stories, many of her books are adaptations that reflect her love of folklore and literature, such as The Gorgon's Head (1972) and Persephone and the Springtime (1973), retellings of Greek myths; Baldur and the Mistletoe (1974), a Norse myth; The Kitchen Knight (1990), an adaptation of the story of Sir Gareth from Malory's Morte d'Arthur; and Don Quixote and Sancho Panza (1992), an illustrated children's version of Cervantes' novel. The Wave and The Voice of the Great Bell (1988) were adapted from two of Lafcadio Hearn's stories. Hodges has also written biographies for young people on such historical figures as Queen Anne, Sir Thomas Malory, and Stephen Hopkins, one of the Mayflower pilgrims. She feels that her most lasting contribution to the field of children's literature will be Elva S. Smith's The History of Children's Literature (1980), a scholarly work which Hodges co-revised and edited with Susan Steinfirst.

Hodges and her husband enjoyed traveling, and researching for book writing took them to many far places: Iceland, the British Isles, Mexico, Italy and Greece. Sarah Margaret [Moore] Hodges died December 16, 2005 at her home in Pittsburgh.

Sources:

  • Children's Literature Awards and Winners, 2nd ed., p. 365.
  • Fourth Book of Junior Authors and Illustrators, pp. 179-180.
  • Something About the Author vol. 1, pp. 116-117; vol. 33, pp. 96-98.


    Scope and Content

    The collection contains photocopies of Hodges' correspondence to the de Grummond Collection, photographs, and original materials related to twenty-two of her books and four of her contributions to periodicals. The de Grummond correspondence documents the author's contributions to the Collection and provides additional information about the titles represented in her Papers. All materials related to books have been arranged alphabetically by title and within title according to the order in which they were probably created. The exception to this rule is correspondence, which precedes all other book materials and is arranged chronologically. Materials related to periodicals have been arranged alphabetically by periodical title and within each title according to the probable order in which they were created.

    The earliest book represented in the collection is Tell It Again: Great Tales from Around the World (1963), a collection of adaptations of folk tales and literary works. These stories, like many others Hodges was later to publish, began as radio script adaptations of stories for her "Let's Tell a Story" children's radio program in the 1950s and 60s. For this title there are manuscripts and typescripts of thirteen stories and carbon copies of two of the original radio scripts. For Sing Out, Charley! (1968), a children's Christmas story and another of Hodges' earliest titles, the collection holds a copy-edited typescript and a script for a school play adapted from the book.

    Many of Hodges' books are based on folklore and mythology. In the 1970s she adapted myths from different times and cultures for Little, Brown's "Myths of the World" series of children's books. Several of these stories had previously been adapted by Hodges for her Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh children's radio show. For Baldur and the Mistletoe; a Myth of the Vikings (1974) the collection holds correspondence, notes, a copy of the 1957 script adaptation Hodges wrote for her radio program, and two typescripts. For The Gorgon's Head; A Myth from the Isles of Greece (1972) the collection contains correspondence, notes, a radio script, an incomplete manuscript, several typescripts and typescript fragments, galleys, and advertising material. The Fire Bringer; A Paiute Indian Legend (1972) is represented by correspondence, research material, typescripts and galleys. For Persephone and the Spring- time: A Greek Myth (1973) the collection holds correspondence, research material, a radio script, typescripts and galleys. The correspondence for this title is especially interesting; in one letter, Hodges discusses a trip she and her husband made to Greece in 1968. In other correspondence, Hodges talks about her days as a children's radio program host and as a storyteller for the Pittsburgh Head Start program. The correspondence for all of these "Myths of the World" books is, to some degree, interrelated. Researchers interested in any of the titles in this series should read all of the correspondence for these four books.

    For The Little Humpbacked Horse: A Russian Tale (1980) the collection includes correspondence, research material, a manuscript fragment, a typescript, and an unbound proof. For The Other World; Myths of the Celts (1973) the collection holds extensive correspondence, research materials, typescripts of poems not published in the book, a copy-edited typescript, and galleys. The correspondence with Hodges' contacts in England, Ireland and Wales is especially interesting. If You Had a Horse: Steeds of Myth and Legend (1984) is a collection of horse stories from around the world; for this title there are two sets of galleys and a set of paste-ups annotated by the designer.

    Though Hodges is skilled at retelling ancient myths and legends for modern children, she is perhaps even more adept in her adaptations of literary works by other authors. Her most famous children's book, the Caldecott Medal-winning Saint George and the Dragon (1984), is taken from Edmund Spenser's Faerie Queene. For this title the collection holds correspondence, research material, notes, a manuscript, several typescripts, galleys, Caldecott Medal-related items, book reviews and publicity items. The correspondence includes copies of Hodges' letters to editors and to illustrator Trina Schart Hyman. In some of the letters Hodges explains where she got the idea to write Saint George. Letters and notes also discuss Hodges' original concept of the book, which was to have had an Elizabethan setting. The Voice of the Great Bell (1989) is another picture book, this one adapted from a story by Lafcadio Hearn. For this title the collection holds correspondence, research material, two typescripts, corrected galleys, and an unbound proof. Hodges originally published her adaptation of this Hearn story as one of the selections in Tell It Again: Great Tales from around the World.

    Hodges' interests include not only myths and legends of the past, but also the lives of real historical figures. Knight Prisoner: The Tale of Sir Thomas Malory and His King Arthur (1976) is a semi-fictional, speculative account of the life of the author of Le Morte d'Arthur. For this title the collection holds correspondence, research material, a holograph chronology of events in Malory's life, manuscripts, typescripts, galleys and page proofs. Hopkins of the Mayflower; Portrait of a Dissenter (1972) is another speculative biography, this one concerning Stephen Hopkins, one of the Mayflower pilgrims. The collection holds voluminous correspondence, research material, photo- graphs, photonegatives, and research notes for this book. For Lady Queen Anne; A Biography of Queen Anne of England (1969) there is one manuscript and one typescript. Making a Difference: The Story of an American Family (1989) is about the extraordinary Sherwood family of New York, all of whom rose from humble beginnings to make significant contributions to the fields of literature, medicine, environmental protection, and international business.

    The collection also holds original materials for several of Hodges' novels for young people. For The Avenger (1982), a historical novel set in ancient Greece, the collection includes correspondence, research materials, the author's notes, a manuscript, a typescript, designer's notes, and galleys. Of the three serio-comic "Joshua Cobb" novels, two are represented in the collection. For the first of these, The Hatching of Joshua Cobb (1967), which relates Joshua's experiences at summer camp, there is one complete carbon copy of a typescript and an original typescript fragment. The Freewheeling of Joshua Cobb (1974) relates Joshua's summer adventures bicycling with a group of friends through New England. For this title there are research materials, a manuscript bearing the original title of the book, "The Bewitching of Joshua Cobb," a typescript, notes, galleys, and an original dust jacket. This dust jacket is very rare, since it is not the one actually used for the published book. Richard Cuffari illustrated the published dust jacket. The High Riders (1980) is not technically a "Joshua Cobb" novel, but its protagonist, Larry Dunlap, first made his appearance as a character in The Making of Joshua Cobb (1971). The High Riders, which concerns Larry Dunlap's summer residence in a small English village and the intriguing people he meets there, has a more serious tone than the other Joshua Cobb stories. For this title the collection holds correspondence, research materials, notes, typescripts and galleys. Also included are several photographs; the building in these photographs has been identified as the Ram Inn, Wotton-under-Edge, Gloucester- shire. As a respected scholar of children's literature, Hodges has also made important professional contributions to the field. She was called upon to write the preface for Scribner's seventy-fifth edition of The Wind in the Willows (1981), and the collection holds a manuscript and two typescripts of this preface as well as research notes and several items of correspondence with the publisher. Hodges also contributed essays on Norwegian folklorists Peter Christian Asbjornsen and Jorgen Moe and Scottish authors James M. Barrie and Robert Louis Stevenson for the Scribner reference book Writers for Children (1987). Included in the collection for this title are typescripts of all three essays, correspondence, notes, and research material. For Hodges' greatest scholarly contribution, her co-revision of Elva S. Smith's The History of Children's Literature (1980), the collection includes extensive correspondence, numerous typescript drafts and page proofs. The correspon- dence documents Hodges' and Steinfirst's revisions and changes from the first edition.

    Hodges has made both fictional and non-fictional contributions to periodicals. The collection contains correspondence, research materials, notes, and several typescripts for "The American Children of R. L. S.," an article written for Horn Book and published in 1979. Hodges wrote another article on Robert Louis Stevenson for American Heritage magazine, "When Robert Louis Stevenson Was One of Us," which was published in 1988. For this article the collection includes correspondence, photonegatives, a typescript of "The American Children of R. L. S.," and two typescripts of articles titled "Stevenson in California," which are closer to the version published in American Heritage. The writing and publishing history of the Stevenson articles is somewhat complicated; researchers should consult Hodges' 1988 letter to the de Grummond Collection (included with these materials) for the full story.

    The collection also contains materials for two of Hodges' stories published in Cricket magazine. One of these, "The Golden Deer," a Jataka story of the Buddha, appeared in the December 1975 issue. There are two typescripts for this magazine story. "The Golden Deer" was later published as a picture book, with a slightly different text than the Cricket version, in 1992. For "The Talking Fish," an Armenian folk tale retold by Hodges in the October 1983 issue, the collection holds editorial correspondence, a script adapted by Hodges for a Motomation production, and two typescripts.



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    Series and Subseries


    A. Correspondence (1966-1992, undated)

    B. Photograph (1964)

    C. Books (1963-1989)

    D. Magazines (1975-1988)


    Box Inventory


        Box/Folder
    

    A. Correspondence

    1/1 To the de Grummond Collection, 1966-1992, undated, 52 items.

    B. Photograph

    1/2 Of Margaret Hodges with two unidentified children, 1 July 1964.

    C. Books

    THE AVENGER by Margaret Hodges (New York: Scribner's, 1982). 1/3 Correspondence with publisher, 1979-1982, 12 items. 1/4 General research material, 16 items. Holograph notes, 9 pp. Hand-drawn map of Greece. 1/5 Asini research material, 21 items. Holograph notes, 3 pp. 1/6 Olympia research material, 13 items. Holograph notes, 2 pp. 1/7 Epidauros research material, 3 items. Holograph notes, 1 p. 1/8 Piracy and slavery research material, 5 items. 1/9 Marathon research material, 6 items. 1/10 Holograph outline, 1 p. Manuscript, annotated, 58 pp. 1/11-1/15 Typescript photocopy, edited and marked for typesetter, 1/11 front matter, chapter I, 33 pp.; 1/12 chapter II, 32 pp.; 1/13 chapter III-IV, 40 pp.; 1/14 chapter V, 23 pp.; 1/15 chapter VI-VII, 53 pp. 1/16 Designer's notes, 9 pp. Design layouts, 3 items. 2/1-2/2 Galleys, edited and annotated, 2/1 chapters I-IV; 2/2 chapters V-VII. 2/3-2/4 Galleys, "master set," edited and annotated, 2/3 chapters I-IV; 2/4 chapters V-VII. 2/5 Advance review, photocopied, School Library Journal, November 1982, 1 p. BALDUR AND THE MISTLETOE; A MYTH OF THE VIKINGS retold by Margaret Hodges, illustrated by Gerry Hoover (Boston: Little, Brown, 1974). 3/1 Correspondence with publisher, 1972-1973, 7 items. Holograph notes, 1 p. 3/2 Typescript carbon copy, radio script "Balder," Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh Boys and Girls Department, 2 January 1957, 5 pp. 3/3 Typescript, minor corrections, 6 pp. 3/4 Typescript carbon copy, 10 pp. ELVA S. SMITH'S THE HISTORY OF CHILDREN'S LITERATURE: A SYLLABUS WITH SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHIES revised and enlarged by Margaret Hodges and Susan Steinfirst (Chicago: American Library Association, 1980). 3/5-3/9 Correspondence with publisher and Susan Steinfirst; research queries, 3/5 January 1976, 3 items; 3/6 February 1976 - November 1978, 22 items; 3/7 December 1978 - June 1979, 5 items; 3/8 July 1979 - December 1980, 9 items; 3/9 undated, 14 items. 3/10 Course outline, L.S. 224, History of Children's Literature, University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Library and Information Sciences, annotated, undated, 7 pp. 3/11 "Preface to the First Revised Edition," Typescript photocopy, 4 pp. Typescript, 4 pp. Typescript carbon copy, incomplete, 2 pp. 3/12 "General Bibliography," Typescript, corrected, 32 pp. 3/13 "British, Irish and American Folklore in the History of Children's Literature," Typescript, introduction, corrected, 4 pp. Typescript, introduction, 4 pp. Typescript carbon copy, outline, 3 pp. Typescript photocopy, outline, annotated, 3 pp. Typescript photocopy, bibliography, 26 pp. 3/14 "The Anglo-Saxon Period," Typescript carbon copy, introduction, corrected, 3 pp. Typescript photocopy, introduction, 3 pp. Typescript carbon copy, introduction, 4 pp. Typescript carbon copy, outline, 3 pp. Typescript photocopy, bibliography, 13 pp. 3/15 "The Feudal Age," Typescript photocopy, introduction, 3 pp. Typescript photocopy, outline. 3 pp. Typescript photocopy, bibliography, 14 pp. 3/16 "The 18th Century: Books of Instruction and Amusement for Children," Typescript, introduction, 3 pp. Typescript photocopy, introduction, 3 pp. Typescript outline, 3 pp. Typescript photocopy, bibliography, corrected, 23 pp. 4/1 "The 18th Century: The French Influence," Typescript photocopy, introduction, annotated, 4 pp. Typescript carbon copy, introduction, 4 pp. Typescript photocopy, outline, 2 pp. Typescript photocopy, bibliography, 23 pp. 4/2 "Poetry for Children in the Late 18th and Early 19th Centuries," Typescript, introduction, 3 pp. Typescript photocopy, introduction, annotated, 3 pp. Typescript photocopy, introduction, 3 pp. Typescript, outline, 3 pp. Typescript photocopy, outline and bibliography, minor corrections, 15 pp. Typescript photocopy, bibliography, minor corrections, 11 pp.; Typescript photocopy, bibliography, corrected and annotated, 11 pp. Typescript photocopy, bibliography, corrected, 11 pp. 4/3 "American Literature for Children: From the Revolution to the Mid-19th Century," Typescript, introduction, minor corrections, incomplete, 1 p.; Typescript photocopy, introduction, incomplete, 1 p.; Typescript, introduction, minor corrections, 2 pp.; Photocopied printed text and typescript outline, 2 pp.; Typescript photocopy, bibliography, corrected, 34 pp. 4/4 "The Late 19th Century," Typescript photocopy, bibliography, corrected and annotated, 67 pp. 4/5 "The Late 19th Century," Typescript with scattered photocopy pages, bibliography, edited and annotated, 21 pp. 4/6 "The Late Nineteenth Century," Typescript carbon copy, introduction, 4 pp.; Typescript photocopy, introduction, 5 pp.; Typescript photocopy, introduction, 5 pp.; Typescript carbon copy, bibliography, 9 pp.; Typescript photocopy, bibliography, annotated,incomplete, 13 pp. 4/7-6/3 Typescript photocopy, edited and marked for typesetter, incomplete, 4/7 front matter, "General Bibliography," 46 pp.; 4/8 "British, Irish, and American Folklore in the History of Children's Literature" and "The Anglo-Saxon Period," 51 pp.; 4/9 "The Feudal Age," 22 pp.; 4/10 "Tudor Times, The Renaissance, and the Reformation," 52 pp.; 5/1 "The Seventeenth Century: Puritan Literature for Children," 51 pp.; 5/2 "Divine and Moral Songs: Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries," 45 pp.; 5/3 "Instruction and Amusement: The Eighteenth Century" and "French Influence: The Eighteenth Century," 65 pp.; 5/4 "Poetry for Children: The Late Eighteenth and Early Nineteenth Centuries, 20 pp.; 5/5 "American Literature for Children: From the Revolution to the Mid-Nineteenth Century," 47 pp.; 5/6 "Early Victorian Literature," 47 pp.; 5/7-5/10 "Mid-Victorian Literature in England and America," 5/7 50 pp; 5/8 50 pp.; 5/9 50 pp.; 5/10 32 pp. 6/1-6/2 "The Late Nineteenth Century," 6/1 41 pp.; 6/2 42 pp. 6/3 "Illustrators of Books for Children," 67 pp. 6/4-6/8 Page proofs, corrected, edited and annotated, 6/4 front matter - "The Feudal Age," 26 items; 6/5 "Tudor Times, the Renaissance, and the Reformation" - "Instruction and Amusement: the Eighteenth Century," 25 items; 6/6 "French Influence: the Eighteenth Century" - "Evolution from Didacticism: the Early Nineteenth Century," 25 items; 6/7 "American Literature for Children: From the Revolution to the Mid-Nineteenth Century" - "Mid-Victorian Literature," 34 items; 6/8 "The Late Nineteenth Century" - "Illustrators of Books for Children," 24 items. 6/9-7/3 Page proofs, photocopied, corrected, 6/9 front matter - "The Anglo-Saxon Period," 41 items; 6/10 "The Feudal Age," 21 items; 6/11 "Puritan Literature for Children: the Seventeenth Century" - "Instruction and Amusement: the Eighteenth Century," 38 items; 6/12 "French Influence: the Eighteenth Century" - "English Didactic Writers: the Late Eighteenth and Early Nineteenth Centuries," 34 items; 7/1 "Poetry for Children: The Late Eighteenth and Early Nineteenth Centuries" - "Early Victorian Literature," 43 items; 7/2 "Mid-Victorian Literature in England and America," 46 items; 7/3 "The Late Nineteenth Century" - "Illustrators of Books for Children," 49 items. 7/4 Typescript and typescript photocopy, "Collections," 2 pp. 7/5 Review, photocopied, Library Quarterly April 1982, pp. 204-205, 2 pp. THE FIRE BRINGER; A PAIUTE INDIAN LEGEND retold by Margaret Hodges, illustrated by Peter Parnall (Boston: Little, Brown, 1972). 7/6 Correspondence with publisher, 1971-1972, 15 items. Research material, 1 item. 7/7 Typescript photocopy, annotated, incomplete, 5 pp. Typescript photocopy, minor corrections, 9 pp. Typescript, partially photocopied, corrected, 7 pp. 7/8 Galleys, "duplicate galleys," 19 September 1971, 4 pp. THE FREEWHEELING OF JOSHUA COBB by Margaret Hodges, illustrated by Richard Cuffari (New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1974). 7/9 Research materials, 11 items. 7/10 Manuscript, incomplete, "The Bewitching of Joshua Cobb," 27 pp. 7/11 Typescript, corrected, 56 pp. 7/12 Notes on changes in typescript, 5 pp. 7/13 Galleys, incomplete set, photocopied, corrected and annotated, 15 pp. 7/14 Original dust jacket. THE GORGON'S HEAD; A MYTH FROM THE ISLES OF GREECE retold by Margaret Hodges, illustrated by Charles Mikolaycak (Boston: Little, Brown, 1972). 7/15 Correspondence with publisher and illustrator; fan letter, 1971-1972, 18 items. Holograph notes, 1 p. 7/16 Typescript, radio script, "Perseus and Andromeda," Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh Boys and Girls Department, 5 November 1957, 3 pp. Typescript carbon copy, radio script "Perseus and Andromeda," corrected and annotated, 6 pp. 7/17 Manuscript, incomplete, 2 pp. Typescript, corrected, 6 pp. Typescript carbon copy, corrected, 7 pp. 8/1 Typescript carbon copy, 7 pp. Typescript fragment, corrected, 1 p. Typescript carbon copy fragment, opening paragraph, 2 pp. Typescript, edited and marked for typesetter, 8 pp. 8/2 Galleys, "author's file set, duplicate pages," corrected. 8/3 Advertising copy, 2 pp. Advertisement, School Libraries, Spring 1972. THE HATCHING OF JOSHUA COBB by Margaret Hodges, illustrated by W. T. Mars (New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1967). 8/4-8/5 Typescript carbon copy, corrected, 8/4 chapters 1-7, 42 pp.; 8/5 chapters 8-13, 39 pp. 8/6 Typescript, chapter 1, annotated, 10 pp. THE HIGH RIDERS by Margaret Hodges (New York: Scribner, 1980). 8/7 Correspondence with publisher; research queries, 1977-1979, undated, 8 items. 8/8 Research materials, 22 items. 8/9 "The Ridgeway Path 1975 Report of Survey," 72 pp. 8/10 Research notes, 16 pp./notecards. 8/11 Photographs, undated, 4 items. 8/12 Typescript carbon copy, chapters 1-2, corrected, 23 pp. 8/13 Typescript photocopy, chapters 4-5, corrected, 23 pp. 9/1-9/5 Typescript, original and photocopied pages mixed, corrected and annotated, 9/1 outline, front matter, chapters 1-3, 41 pp.; 9/2 chapters 4-6, 43 pp.; 9/3 chapters 7-9, 32 pp.; 9/4 chapters 10-12, 41 pp.; 9/5 chapters 13-15, 35 pp. 9/6 Galleys, "master proof," corrected. HOPKINS OF THE MAYFLOWER; PORTRAIT OF A DISSENTER by Margaret Hodges (New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1972). 9/7-9/8 Correspondence with publisher; research queries, 9/7 May 1970 - August 1971, 24 items; 9/8 September 1972 - February 1973, undated, 37 items. 9/9 Research materials, 13 items. Note card, 1 item. Holograph notes, 1 p. 9/10 Photographs, 3 items. Photonegatives, 12 items. 10/1-10/6 Notecards, 10/1 "Bermuda"; "Bibliography," 88 items; 10/2 "England, Society"; "Sea Venture"; "Hopkins, Eliz."; "Elizabeth"; "Dissent"; "Bristol," 60 items; 10/3 "England, Society"; "Voyages"; "Wotten under Edge"; "Last Chapter," 62 items; 10/4 "Hopkins, Stephen"; "England. Superstition"; "Doty and Leister"; "Sedition"; "England. London"; "England. Misc."; "Virginia," 72 items; 10/5 "Indians"; "James I"; "Mayflower"; "Pilgrims"; "Plymouth"; "Pocahontas"; "Poetry"; "Raleigh," 64 items; 10/6 "Shakespeare"; "Strachey"; "John Smith"; "Tempest"; "Tobacco"; "Virginia," 55 items. IF YOU HAD A HORSE: STEEDS OF MYTH AND LEGEND by Margaret Hodges, illustrated by D. Benjamin van Steenburgh (New York: Scribner, 1984). 11/1 Galleys, corrected. [Stored in Box 2]. 11/2 Galleys, "master pages," edited and marked. [Stored in Box 2]. 11/3 Paste-ups, annotated by designer, with illustration blueprints, 74 items. KNIGHT PRISONER: THE TALE OF SIR THOMAS MALORY AND HIS KING ARTHUR by Margaret Hodges, decorations by Don Bolognese and Elaine Raphael (New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1976). 11/4 Correspondence with publishers; research queries and fan mail, 1972, 1974-1977, 45 items. 11/5 Research materials, 11 items. 11/6 Holograph chronology, 31 pp. 11/7 Manuscript, "Gareth," "Launcelot," "Arthur," 25 pp. 11/8 Manuscript, introduction, "Galahad" [i.e., "Guinevere], "Mordred," acknowledgements, 45 pp. 11/9 Typescript carbon copy, corrected, 103 pp. 12/1-12/3 Typescript carbon copy, corrected, 12/1 introduction, chapters 1-3, 73 pp.; 12/2 chapters 4-5, 51 pp.; 12/3 chapters 6-7, afterword, 43 pp. 12/4 Typescript photocopy, corrected,, incomplete, 78 pp. 12/5 Typescript carbon copy, bibliography, corrected, 3 pp. 12/6-12/7 Galleys, "confirmation proofs," edited and marked, 12/6 front matter, chapters 1-4; 12/7 chapters 5-7, afterword, back matter. 12/8-12/9 Galleys, author's set, corrected and annotated, 12/8 front matter, chapters 1-4; 12/9 chapters 5-7, afterword, back matter. 12/10-12/11 Page proofs, edited and marked, 12/10 front matter, chapters 1-4; 12/11 chapters 5-7, afterword, back matter. LADY QUEEN ANNE; A BIOGRAPHY OF QUEEN ANNE OF ENGLAND by Margaret Hodges (New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1969). 13/1-13/2 Manuscript, 13/1 foreword, chapters I-X, 97 pp.; 13/2 chapters XI-XVI, back matter, 78 pp. 13/3-13/7 Typescript, edited and marked for typesetter, 13/3 front matter, chapters I-IV, 51 pp.; 13/4 chapters V-VIII, 47 pp.; 13/5 chapters IX-XII, 68 pp.; 13/6 chapters XIII-XV, 64 pp.; 13/7 chapter XVI, afterword, back matter, 55 pp. THE LITTLE HUMPBACKED HORSE: A RUSSIAN TALE retold by Margaret Hodges, with pictures by Chris Conover (New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1980). 14/1 Correspondence with publishers, 1977-1979, 6 items. 14/2 [The Little Humpbacked Horse], Louis Zellikoff translation, photocopied, 86 pp. 14/3 Typescript, The Little Humpbacked Horse, Gina Kovarsky translation, 68 pp. 14/4 Manuscript fragment, Hodges retelling, 1 p. 14/5 Typescript photocopy, Hodges retelling, corrected, 10 pp. 14/6 Proof, unbound, with dust jacket. Review of motion picture The Magic Pony, undated, 1 p. MAKING A DIFFERENCE: THE STORY OF AN AMERICAN FAMILY by Margaret Hodges (New York: Scribner, 1989). 14/7 Correspondence with publishers; research queries, 1986, 1989, 2 items. 14/8 Holograph notes, chronology, 12 pp. 14/9-14/13 Typescript photocopy with scattered original pages, "complete and revised," corrected, 29 September 1987, 14/9 front matter, introduction, chapter 1, 51 pp.; 14/10 chapter 2, 47 pp.; 14/11 chapter 3, 36 pp.; 14/12 chapters 4-5, 55 pp.; 14/13 chapter 6, genealogical charts, index, dust jacket text, 55 pp. 15/1-15/2 Page proofs, annotated, photocopied, 15/1 front matter, chapters 1-3; 15/2 chapters 4-6, genealogical chart, captions for photographs. THE OTHER WORLD; MYTHS OF THE CELTS retold by Margaret Hodges, illustrated by Eros Keith (New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1973). 15/3-15/4 Correspondence with publisher and travel agency; research queries, and fan mail, 15/3 29 January 1971 - 22 March 1972, 30 items; 15/4 12 April 1972 - 21 December 1973, undated, 34 items. 15/5 Research materials, 12 items. 15/6 Typescript carbon copies of poems not published in book, 8 pp. 15/7-15/8 Typescript, corrected, edited and marked for typesetter, 15/7 front matter, pp. 1-55; 15/8 pp. 56-113. 15/9-10 Galleys [stored in Box 2], 15/9 introduction, pp. 3-85; 15/10 pp. 86-177. PERSEPHONE AND THE SPRINGTIME: A GREEK MYTH retold by Margaret Hodges, illustrated by Arvis Stewart (Boston: Little, Brown, 1973). 16/1 Correspondence with publisher; research queries, 1970-1973, undated, 14 items. Research material, 1 item. 16/2 Typescript carbon copy, radio script, "The Pomegranate Seeds," Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh Boys and Girls Department, edited, 13 January 1958, 7 pp. 16/3 Typescript carbon copy, 6 pp. 16/4 Typescript photocopy, minor corrections, 5 pp. 16/5 Typescript, 6 pp. 16/6 Typescript, predominantly photocopied, corrected, edited and marked for typesetter, 11 pp. 16/7 Galleys, "author's file set, " corrected. SAINT GEORGE AND THE DRAGON: A GOLDEN LEGEND adapted by Margaret Hodges from Edmund Spenser's Faerie Queene, illustrated by Trina Schart Hyman (Boston: Little, Brown, 1984). 16/8 Correspondence with publishers and illustrator; research queries and fan mail, 1982-1986, undated, 38 items. 16/9 Research materials, 2 items. 16/10 Manuscript, including notes on picture ideas, 9 pp. 16/11 Notes on background and picture ideas, 2 pp. 16/12 Typescript photocopy, 9 pp. 16/13 Letter, photocopied, to Margaret Hodges from Elizabeth Isele, editorial director for children's books at Little, Brown and Company, 19 April 1983, 2 pp. Enclosure: typescript photocopy, annotated, 10 pp. 16/14 Typescript, predominantly photocopied, annotated, 8 pp. 16/15 Typescript photocopy, annotated, 9 pp. 16/16 Typescript photocopy, annotated, 10 pp. 16/17 Typescript photocopy, edited, annotated and marked for typesetter, 10 pp. 16/18 Galleys, photocopied, "author's file set," corrected. 16/19 Caldecott Medal-related materials, 6 items. 16/20 Reviews and publicity, 1984-1986, undated, 26 items. SING OUT, CHARLEY! by Margaret Hodges, illustrated by Velma Ilsley (New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1968). 16/21 Typescript, edited and marked for typesetter, 43 pp. 16/22 Typescript photocopy, play adapted for St. Edmund's Academy Christmas Pageant by Margaret M. Jenkins, 15 pp. TELL IT AGAIN: GREAT TALES FROM AROUND THE WORLD by Margaret Hodges, illustrated by Joan Berg (New York: Dial Press, 1963). "At Home with Grandfather" 17/1 Typescript carbon copy, radio script, "At Home with Grandfather," minor corrections, Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh Boys and Girls Department, 6 May 1957, 5 pp. "The Adventures of Pinnochio Begin" 17/2 Typescript carbon copy, annotated, 9 pp. "The Cratchits' Christmas Dinner" 17/3 Typescript carbon copy, annotated, 6 pp. "The City at the Bottom of the Sea" 17/4 Manuscript, 6 pp. 17/5 Typescript carbon copy, annotated, 7 pp. "My Mother is the Most Beautiful Woman in the World" 17/6 Typescript carbon copy, radio script, "My Mother is the Most Beautiful Woman in the World," Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh Boys and Girls Department, 13 May 1960, 5 pp. 17/7 "Note to the Editor," 1 p. Typescript, 11 pp. 17/8 Typescript carbon copy, corrected, 11 pp. 17/9 Typescript carbon copy, corrected and annotated, 9 pp. "The Last Lesson in French" 17/10 Typescript carbon copy, annotated, 7 pp. "David and Goliath" 17/11 Typescript carbon copy, 6 pp. "A Story for Anita" 17/12 Manuscript, 9 pp. 17/13 Typescript carbon copy, annotated, 8 pp. "The Nuremberg Stove" 17/14 Typescript carbon copy, annotated, 9 pp. "The Leak in the Dike" 17/15 Typescript carbon copy, annotated, 7 pp. "The Voice of the Great Bell" 17/16 Typescript carbon copy, annotated, 4 pp. "The Ugly Duckling" 17/17 Typescript carbon copy, annotated, 7 pp. "Hiawatha's Childhood" 17/18 Typescript carbon copy, annotated, 8 pp. THE VOICE OF THE GREAT BELL by Lafcadio Hearn, retold by Margaret Hodges, illustrated by Ed Young (Boston: Little, Brown, 1989). 17/19 Correspondence with publishers and editors; research queries, 1966, 1968-1970, 1976, 1986-1988, 55 items. 17/20 Research materials, 3 items. 17/21 Typescript, "original," corrected, 7 pp. 17/22 Typescript, 7 pp. 17/23 Galleys, "author's set," corrected and annotated. Proof, unbound, with dust jacket. THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS by Kenneth Grahame; illustrated in color and black and white by Ernest H. Shepard; Preface by Margaret Hodges (New York: Scribner, 1981). 17/24 Correspondence with publisher, 1983, 5 items. 17/25-17/26 Research note cards, 17/25 16 items; 17/26 61 items. 17/27 Manuscript, introduction, 2 pp. 17/28 Typescript, introduction, corrected, 6 pp. 17/29 Typescript photocopy, minor corrections, annotated, 9 pp. WRITERS FOR CHILDREN edited by Jane M. Bingham (New York: Scribner, 1987). "Asbjornsen and Moe" 18/1 Correspondence with editor and publishers, 1984-1985, 1987, 6 items. 18/2 Research materials, 5 items. Holograph notecards, 8 items. Holograph notes, 1 p. 18/3 Typescript, 19 pp. 18/4 Typescript photocopy, edited, 19 pp. 18/5 Typescript photocopy, 24 pp. 18/6 Typescript photocopy, corrected and edited, 24 pp. "James M. Barrie" 18/7 Correspondence with editor; Edward Ardizzone letters, 1963, 1984, 1986, 4 items. 18/8 Research materials, 2 items. Notes on New York productions of the play Peter Pan, 1 p. 18/9 Research notecards, 81 items. 18/10 Manuscript, incomplete, 5 pp. 18/11 Typescript, 1 p. 18/12 Typescript, "first draft," corrected, 14 pp. 18/13 Typescript, bibliography, 4 pp. 18/14 Revision notes for typescript, 3 pp. 18/15 Typescript, partially photocopied, minor corrections, 22 pp. "Robert Louis Stevenson" 18/16 Correspondence with editor, 6 January 1985, 1 item. 18/17 Typescript, corrected, 23 pp. 18/18 Typescript, minor corrections, 20 pp.

    D. Magazines

    AMERICAN HERITAGE "When Robert Louis Stevenson was One of Us," December 1988, pp. 81-90; 18/19 Correspondence with de Grummond Collection, 1 December 1988, 1 item. 18/20 Correspondence with publishers; research queries, 1976-1988, 11 items. 18/21 Research material, 1 item. 18/22 Photonegatives, 7 items. 18/23 Typescript, "The American Children of R.L.S.," predominantly carbon copy, 22 pp. 18/24 Typescript photocopy, "Stevenson in California," corrected, 22 pp. 18/25 Typescript photocopy, "Stevenson in California," with bibliography, corrected, 24 pp. CRICKET "The Golden Deer," December 1975, pp. 10-13; 19/1 Typescript photocopy, 4 pp. 19/2 Typescript, 6 pp. "The Talking Fish," October 1983, pp. 56-60; 19/3 Correspondence with editors, 1981, 5 items. 19/4 Typescript photocopy, script "adapted by Margaret Hodges for Motomation," 6 pp. 19/5 Typescript photocopy, 5 pp. 19/6 Typescript photocopy, edited and annotated, 4 pp. HORN BOOK "The American Children of R. L. S.," December 1979, pp. 641-647; 19/7 Correspondence with editor; research queries, 1976-1977, 8 items. 19/8 Research materials, 6 items. 19/9 Holograph notecards, 56 items. Holograph notes, 6 pp. 19/10 Typescript, corrected, 30 pp. 19/11 Typescript, corrected, 25 pp. 19/12 Typescript photocopy, 30 pp. 19/13 Typescript photocopy, incomplete, 8 pp.


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