Finding Aid for the Gróf Káoly Lonyay Papers, 1930-1963

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UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections
Manuscripts Division
Room A1713, Charles E. Young Research Library
Box 951575
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575
Email: spec-coll@library.ucla.edu
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Descriptive Summary

Title: Gróf Káoly Lonyay Papers,
Date (inclusive): 1930-1963
Collection number: 818
Creator: Lonyay, Gróf Káoly, 1886-1963
Extent: 11 boxes (5.5 linear ft.)
Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Department of Special Collections.
Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
Language: English
Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.

Administrative Information

Restrictions on Access

COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Open for research. Advance notice required for access. Contact the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.

Restrictions on Use and Reproduction

Property rights to the physical object belong to the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections. Literary rights, including copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The UC Regents do not hold the copyright.

Provenance/Source of Acquisition

Gift of Victoria Wolff, 1963.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Gróf Káoly Lonyay Papers (Collection 818). Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, UCLA.

UCLA Catalog Record ID

UCLA Catalog Record ID: 4233328 

Scope and Content

Collection consists of literary manuscripts, galleys, notes, scrapbooks, and ephemera of Count Carl Lonyay. Includes the manuscript of his unfinished autobiography, As a Hussar Saw it (boxes 3-4), and his manuscript, Rudolph: the Tragedy of Mayerling (1963).
Portions of this collection are in Hungarian and German.

Organization and Arrangement

Arranged in the following series:
  1. Correspondence (Boxes 1-2).
  2. Galley proofs of unidentified article (Box 1).
  3. Newspaper clippings (Box 2).
  4. As a Hussar Saw it (autobiography) (Boxes 3-4).
  5. The Prisoner (Box 4).
  6. The Lieutenant Remained a Virgin (Box 5).
  7. Franz Joseph I: the Liquidation of a Mighty Empire (Boxes 6-7).
  8. Rudolph: the Tragedy of Mayerling (Boxes 8-9).
  9. My Past, by Countess Marie Larisch (Box 9).
  10. The Two Prisoners (Box 10).
  11. Miscellaneous manuscripts and notes (Box 11).

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.

Subjects

Lonyay, Károly, gróf, 1886-1963--Archives.
Authors, Hungarian--20th century--Archival resources.

Genres and Forms of Material

Manuscripts for publication.


Container List

Box 1

Personal papers: passport, 1937.

Physical Description: 13 folders.

Scope and Content Note

Also, letters and other papers, in Hungarian and German, ca. 1930-40.
Box 1

Galley proofs of unidentified article in German with holograph corrections in German, not Lonyay's hand, ca. 1952.

 

Newspaper Clippings in Folders:

Box 2

Mayerling incident and revelation of “secret” documents about it, ca. 1949.

Box 2

Publication of Rudolph: the Tragedy of Mayerling, reviews, etc., ca. 1949.

Box 2

Pages from scrapbook with miscellaneous clippings, ca. 1949-60.

Box 2

Miscellaneous clippings about Lonyay personally, ca. 1949-60.

Box 2

Miscellaneous clippings bearing no direct relation to Lonyay, ca. 1949-60.

Box 2

Personal letters to Lonyay, ca. 1948-61.

Physical Description: 20 items.
Box 2

Drafts of letters from Lonyay with notes, holograph and typescript, ca. 1948-61; announcement of Lonyay's funeral.

Physical Description: Approximately 40 items.
Box 3

As a Hussar Saw it [autobiography]: Not published.

Physical Description: 3 manuscript drafts.
Box 4

As a Hussar Saw it: another copy.

Physical Description: First 95 pages missing; 28 random pages in a folder.
Box 4

The Prisoner [story of Napoleon II and Fanny Elsler].

Physical Description: Typescript and holograph.

Scope and Content Note

4 synopses for screenplay; 2 copies of screenplay; miscellaneous notes on Napoleon II. Not published.
Box 5

The Lieutenant Remained a Virgin [a novel].

Physical Description: Holograph typescript.

Scope and Content Note

2 complete drafts of manuscript; 1 incomplete draft of manuscript; notes. Not Published.
Box 6

Franz Joseph I - The Liquidation of a Mighty Empire.

Scope and Content Note

3 manuscript drafts. Not published.
Box 7

Franz Joseph I - The Liquidation of a Mighty Empire. Not published.

Physical Description: Notes, typescript and holograph, some in German.
Box 8

Rudolph: the Tragedy of Mayerling. New York: Charles Scribner's, 1949.

Physical Description: 2 drafts of manuscript.
Box 9

Rudolph: the Tragedy of Mayerling.

Scope and Content Note

Holograph notes; synopsis for screenplay; galley proofs; another manuscript draft.
Box 9

My Past, by Countess Marie Larisch, London, Eveleigh Nash, 1913.

Box 10

The Two Prisoners [Napoleon I and II].

Scope and Content Note

3 manuscript drafts. Not published.
 

Miscellaneous Manuscripts and Notes:

Box 11

Peter Wharton, incomplete novel(?).

Box 11

Frederick The Great.

Box 11

Frederick III.

Box 11

Ferdinand I.

Box 11

Tragic Queens: Elizabeth of Austria, Carlotta of Mexico, Last Empress of Russia, Eugínie of France, etc.

Box 11

Emperor Maximilian.

Box 11

Personal recollections. Not published.

Physical Description: Typescript and holograph.