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Finding Aid for the Collection of Material about Omar Khayyam, 1872-1948
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Box 1

Advertising matter using The Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyam as a theme. v.p. ca. 1915

Physical Description: (31 pieces)

Scope and Content Note

Includes cigarette, cigar, postcard, etc.
Box 1

Association item. Madras. 1928

Physical Description: (33 leaves)

Scope and Content Note

Made-up volume of loose plates by Muraqqa-i-Chaughtai, an Indian painter.

Note

Presented by Muhammad Sallem to A.G. Potter, 4 December 1931.
Box 1

Dooman, isaac. The Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyam. n.p. 1909

Physical Description: (37 leaves, typescript carbon, unbound)

Scope and Content Note

Collated and translated from the original Persian by Doonan. With 11pp. of introductory remarks and 5pp. of notes at end.
Box 1

Ephemera re the Omar Khayyam club. v.p. v.d.

Physical Description: (10 items)
Box 1

FitzGerald, Edward (1809-1883). Articles and essays. v.p. 1904-1934

Physical Description: (9 items)

Scope and Content Note

re FitzGerald's life and works appearing in various magazines and pamphlets.
Box 1

Heron-Allen, Edward (1861-1943) Letters, signed to A.G. Potter. v.p. 1909-1936

Physical Description: (7 pieces: holograph)

Scope and Content Note

With these: 5 pieces of ephemera re E. Heron-Allen.
Box 5

Illustrations and material re illustrating the works of Omar Khayyam. v.p. v.d.

Physical Description: (20 items)

Scope and Content Note

Material includes separate illustrations mounted on cardboard, illustrations from magazines, newspapers, from various editions of The Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyam. Among the artists represented are Elihu Vedder, Harold Thompson and Edmund J. Sullivan.
Box 1

Jackson, Holbrook (1874-1948). Edward FitzGerald and Omar Khayyam An essay and a bibliography. Liverpool: Booksellers' Company, Limited. 1899

Physical Description: (41pp. bound in 3/4 leather)

Scope and Content Note

  • Proofs with holograph corrections and original wrappers bound in.
  • Bound with this: Letter, signed from Jackson to Potter. London, 6 April 1910 (1p., holograph).

Note

Presentation copy from Holbrook Jackson to A.G. Potter, 14 June 1911.
Box 1

Manuscript of The Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyam being a composite of quatrains from the five editions of the translation into English verse by Edward FitzGerald. n.p. n.d.

Physical Description: (59 leaves, bound)

Note

Ex-libris: Percy Watts Rule, Christmas 1908.
Presented by Percy Watts Rule to A.G. Potter, July 1931.
Box 1

Manuscripts of The Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyam translated by Edward FitzGerald. London. ca. 1872

Physical Description: (2 items, bound)

Scope and Content Note

These items were copied while Omar was out of print by unknown persons.

Note

Ex-libris: A.G. Potter.
Box 2

Miscellaneous. v.p. 1876-1935

Physical Description: (ca. 50 items)

Scope and Content Note

Includes literary articles, clippings from catalogues, and ephemera.
Box 2

Morgan, John (d.1907) Letter, signed to Mr. Smith. Aberdeen. 6 July 1905

Physical Description: (1 piece)

Scope and Content Note

Morgan sends Mr. Smith a corrected copy of Mr. Smith's reprint of the 4th edition of FitzGerald's translation of The Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyam.
Box 2

Parodies on The Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyam including ephemera. v.p. 1902-1925

Physical Description: (16 items)

Scope and Content Note

  • Richard Le Gallienne's Omar Repentant. Kennerly, New York, 1908.
  • Humorous Parodies after Omar (typescript, 2 copies).
  • L.B. Coley's Rubáiyát of the Bowery (typescript, 2 copies).
Box 2

Photographs of various displays and editions of the works of Omar Khayyam. v.p. ca. 1913

Physical Description: (17 pieces)

Scope and Content Note

Also, portraits of Herman M. Schroeter, Jamshedji Edulji Saklatwalla and K. Yano.
Box 2

Pollen, John (1848- ) Letters, signed to A.G. Potter. v.p. 1915-1916

Physical Description: (6 pieces: 5 holograph and 1 typescript)

Scope and Content Note

These letters are concerned with P{ollen's translation of The Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyam.
Box 2

Potter, A.G. Letters, signed to A.G. Potter from R.B. Bhajiwalla, Nathan Haskell Doe, Kazumi Yano [Hô-jin Yano, pseudonym], and various persons. v.p. 1909-1940

Physical Description: (23 pieces)

Scope and Content Note

Letters, mainly re Omar Khayyam.
Box 2

Potter, A.G. Miscellaneous, all re The Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyam. v.d.

Physical Description: (50 pieces)

Scope and Content Note

Including:
  • Biographical notes and material on Potter's bibliography of Omar.
  • Articles by Potter.
  • Ephemera.
Box 3

Prideaux, William Francis (1840-1914) Letter, signed to Mr. Dobson. St. Lawrence-on-the-sea, Thante. 3 August 1900

Physical Description: (1 piece)

Scope and Content Note

Prideaux presents Mr. Dobson with a postscript to his bibliography of Edward FitzGerald.
Box 3

Prospectuses of various editions of The Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyam. v.p. ca. 1900-1920

Physical Description: (40 items)
Box 3

Rempis, Christian Herrnhold (1901- ) Letter, signed to Mr. [Ambrose George] Potter. Kirchheim-Teck. 2 May 1931

Physical Description: (2pp., holograph)

Scope and Content Note

A brief letter in which Herr Rempis thanks Mr. Potter for introducting him to Sir Edward Denison Ross, Director of the School of Oriental Studies, University of London.
With this, a carbon copy of a letter from Sir Edward Denison Ross to Herr Rempis, London 27 April 1931, in which Ross discusses Rempis's translation of The Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyam.

Note

Manuscript removed: Omar Khayyam Die Vierzeller . . . Tübungen, 1933. Presentation copy from the translator to Mr. A.G. Potter.
Box 3

Rempis, Christian Herrnhold (1901- ). Manuscripts, notes and Christmas greetings. 1926-1935

Physical Description: (7 pieces)

Scope and Content Note

  • The Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyam translated from Edward FitzGerald's English into German by Rempis. n.p., 1931 (3 typescripts).
  • The Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyam translated from the Persian into English by Rempis. Kirchheeim-Teck, 1926-1929 (1 typescript, bound).
  • “Omar Chajjam und seine Vierzeiler,” by Rempis. Tübungen, 1935 (8pp., holograph notes in English).
  • 2 Xmas greetings.
Box 3

Rodwell, ernest Hunter (1858- ) Letters, signed to A.G. Potter. Ipswich. 1931

Physical Description: (3 pieces: holograph)

Scope and Content Note

Letters concern E.H. Rodwell's translation of The Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyam.
With these: 6 newspaper clippings re E.H. Rodwell.
Box 3

R (fragments) of Omar Khayyam translated into English verse by Edward FitzGerald. n.p. n.d.

Physical Description: (27 leaves)

Scope and Content Note

Made-up volume of loose leaves by A.G. Potter, ca. 1910. Text and pictures (some by Willy Pogany) pasted on borders designed by Olden Jones for The Peer and the Peri.
Box 3

Saklatwalla, Jamshedji Edulji. Manuscripts and ephemera. v.p. 1927-1937

Physical Description: (9 items)

Scope and Content Note

Includes 2 letters to A.G. Potter, 1929 and 1930.
Box 3

Sander, Ulrich (1892- ). Edward FitzGerald's The Great Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyam. Deutsch von Ulrich Sander. Tübungen. July 1933

Physical Description: (23pp., bound typescript)

Note

Presentation copy from C.H. Rempis to A.G. Potter, 21 April 1934.
Box 3

Schroeter, Herman M. (1866- ) Letters from John Joseph Carrol, Nathan Haskell Dole, and various persons to H.M. Schroeter. v.p. 1908-1927

Physical Description: (83 pieces in 2 folders)

Scope and Content Note

With these: newspaper clippings and ephemera re Schroeter's interest in Omar Khayyam. v.p., ca. 1910 (16 pieces).
Box 3

Scrapbook containing clippings from the Daily Picayune. New Orleans, Louisiana. 1905

Physical Description: (41pp.)

Scope and Content Note

re the 1905 Carnival, the theme of which was The Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyam.

Note

Ex-libris: A.G. Potter.
Box 4

Selections of various quatrains from The Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyam appearing in ephemeral materials. v.p. 1897-1926

Physical Description: (15 items)
Box 4

Shorter, Clement King (1857-1926) Letters, signed to A.G. Potter. London. 1917-1921

Physical Description: (7 pieces: 2 holograph and 5 typescript)

Scope and Content Note

Letters concern Shorter's and Potter's interest in Omar Khayyam.
Box 4

Theatre programs, sheet music and ephemera pertaining to productions based on Omar Khayyam. v.p. 1907-1914

Physical Description: (27 items in 2 folders)

Scope and Content Note

Also, vocal scores for a musical version of The Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyam by Sir Granville Bantock.
Box 4

Thompson, Eben Francis (1859- ) Letters to various persons. v.p. v.d.

Physical Description: (3 items: holograph and typescript)

Scope and Content Note

  • 2 letters to A.G. Potter, 1921.
  • 1 letter to Thomas B. Mosher, n.d.
With this: 9 pieces of ephemera re Eben Francis Thompson.