The Papers of Ralph Sanborn in the Dartmouth College LibraryWMAN MS-465

Descriptive Summary

Creator: Sanborn, Ralph
Title Remainder: Papers. 1913-1934
Dates: 1913-1934
Identification: MS-465





Introduction

Born in Melrose, Massachusetts, in 1894, Ralph Sanborn was graduated from Dartmouth College in 1917. He served as an officer during the latter part of World War I with service in France in 1918 and 1919. Sanborn began his career in insurance in 1922 with the Connecticut Mutual Life Insurance Company as an agent and broker in Boston. In 1927, he published Business Life Insurance, the first textbook on the subject. This monograph remained the standard text on the subject for many years. He remained involved in insurance until his retirement in 1952. Ralph Sanborn died in 1987.

Aside from his career in insurance, Sanborn had a lifelong interest in literature and the theatre. One important result of this interest was the publication, with Barrett Clark, of A Bibliography of Eugene O'Neill (1931), that, with later editions, was the standard bibliography of O'Neill for many decades.

The collection consists of correspondence with family and friends, notes and manuscripts of his study of the economic history of Alaska, notes and manuscripts of Business Life Insurance, and correspondence, notes, and manuscripts of his Bibliography of Eugene O'Neill. Of particular importance is the correspondence with his family throughout the time he was a student at Dartmouth and while on active service during World War I. Another very important portion of the collection is the material relating to Eugene O'Neill. The collection was a gift of the estate of Ralph Sanborn in 1988 and is housed in four cartons occupying 4.5 linear feet.

Other Sanborn material is cataloged separately. This includes his correspondence with Noel Coward (Ms. 002078), the Eugene O'Neill Papers (MS-361), and papers relating to Dartmouth College Library (DL-20).






BOX 1

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Correspondence, December, 1913-February, 1914



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Correspondence, March-May, 1914



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Correspondence, June-September, 1914



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Correspondence, October-December, 1914



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Correspondence, January-April, 1915



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Correspondence, May-June, 1915



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Correspondence, July-September, 1915



FOLDER : 8.

Correspondence, October. 1915



FOLDER : 9.

Correspondence, November-December, 1915



FOLDER : 10.

Correspondence, January, 1916



FOLDER : 11.

Correspondence, February, 1916



FOLDER : 12.

Correspondence, March, 1916



FOLDER : 13.

Correspondence, May-June, 1916



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Correspondence, September, 1916



FOLDER : 15.

Correspondence, October, 1916



FOLDER : 16.

Correspondence, November, 1916



FOLDER : 17.

Correspondence, December, 1916



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Correspondence, February-March, 1917



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Correspondence, April-May 12, 1917



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Correspondence, May 18-June, 1917



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Correspondence, July 2-July 9, 1918



FOLDER : 22.

Correspondence, July 16-July 31, 1918



FOLDER : 23.

Correspondence, August 1-August 9, 1918



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Correspondence, August 11-August 15, 1918



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Correspondence, August 16-August 20, 1918



FOLDER : 26.

Correspondence, August 21-August 25, 1918



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Correspondence, August 26-August 31, 1918



FOLDER : 28.

Correspondence, September 1-September 5, 1918



FOLDER : 29.

Correspondence, September 6-September 10, 1918



FOLDER : 30.

Correspondence, September 11-September15, 1918



FOLDER : 31.

Correspondence, September 16-September 20, 1918



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Correspondence, September 21-September 25, 1918



FOLDER : 33.

Correspondence, September 26-September 30, 1918



FOLDER : 34.

Correspondence, October 1-October 5, 1918



FOLDER : 35.

Correspondence, October 6-October 10, 1918



FOLDER : 36.

Correspondence, October 11-October 15, 1918



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Correspondence, October 16-October 18, 1918



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Correspondence, October 20-October 25, 1918



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Correspondence, October 26-October 30, 1918



FOLDER : 40.

Correspondence, November 1-November 5, 1918



FOLDER : 41.

Correspondence, November 6-November 10, 1918



FOLDER : 42.

Correspondence, November11-November 16, 1918



FOLDER : 43.

Correspondence, November 18-November 22, 1918



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Correspondence, November 23-November 25, 1918



FOLDER : 45.

Correspondence, November 26-November 30, 1918



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Correspondence, December1-December 5, 1918



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Correspondence, December 6-December 10, 1918



FOLDER : 48.

Correspondence, December 11-December 15, 1918



FOLDER : 49.

Correspondence, December 16-December 20, 1918



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Correspondence, December 21-December 25, 1918



FOLDER : 51.

Correspondence, December 25-December 29, 1918



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Correspondence, December 29-December 31, 1918



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Correspondence, January 1-January 5, 1919



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Correspondence, January 6-January 10, 1919



FOLDER : 55.

Correspondence, January 11-January 13, 1919



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Correspondence, January 14-January 18, 1919



FOLDER : 57.

Correspondence, January 19-January 21, 1919



FOLDER : 58.

Correspondence, January 23-January 28, 1919



FOLDER : 59.

Correspondence, January 28-January 31, 1919



FOLDER : 60.

Correspondence, February 1-February 3, 1919



FOLDER : 61.

Correspondence, February 4-February 7, 1919



FOLDER : 62.

Correspondence, February 8-February 12, 1919



FOLDER : 63.

Correspondence, February 13-February 17, 1919



FOLDER : 64.

Correspondence, February 18-February 20, 1919



FOLDER : 65.

Correspondence, February 21-February 25, 1919



FOLDER : 66.

Correspondence, February 26-February 28, 1919



FOLDER : 67.

Correspondence, March 1-March 5, 1919



FOLDER : 68.

Correspondence, March 6-March 10, 1919



FOLDER : 69.

Correspondence, March 11-March 13, 1919



FOLDER : 70.

Correspondence, March 14-March 17, 1919



FOLDER : 71.

Correspondence, March 18-March 22, 1919



FOLDER : 72.

Correspondence, March 23-March 26, 1919



FOLDER : 73.

Correspondence, March 27-March 31, 1919



FOLDER : 74.

Correspondence, April 1-April 7, 1919



FOLDER : 75.

Correspondence, April 7-April 10, 1919



FOLDER : 76.

Correspondence, April 11-April 16, 1919



FOLDER : 77.

Correspondence, April 17-April 24, 1919



FOLDER : 78.

Correspondence, April 25-April 30, 1919



FOLDER : 79.

Correspondence, May, 1919



FOLDER : 80.

Schedule of letters, 1918-1919, while overseas



BOX 2

FOLDER : 1.

Correspondence, undated [1914-1917]



FOLDER : 2.

Correspondence, undated [1914-1919]



FOLDER : 3.

Correspondence, undated [1915-1917]



FOLDER : 4.

Correspondence, undated [1916-1917 school year]



FOLDER : 5.

Correspondence, undated [1918-1919]



FOLDER : 6.

Correspondence, undated [1918-1919]



FOLDER : 7.

Letters to Sanborn, 1921, 1927



FOLDER : 8.

Correspondence with Jonathan Cape, Ltd., 1929-1931



FOLDER : 9.

Correspondence with Benjamin de Casseres, 1930



FOLDER : 10.

Correspondence with George H. Sargent, 1930



FOLDER : 11.

Correspondence with Bennett Cerf, Random House, 1930



FOLDER : 12.

Correspondence with Bennett Cerf, Random House, January-May, 1931



FOLDER : 13.

Correspondence with Bennett Cert, Random House, June-November, 1931



FOLDER : 14.

Letter from Barrrett Clark, February 27, 1930, with copy of O'Neill's “Ancient Mariner”



FOLDER : 15.

Correspondence with Barrett Clark, January-June, 1930



FOLDER : 16.

Correspondence with Barrett Clark, July-October, 1930



FOLDER : 17.

Correspondence with Barrett Clark, November 1930-March 1931



FOLDER : 18.

Correspondence with Barrett Clark, April-August, 1931



FOLDER : 19.

Correspondence with Frank Shay, 1930



FOLDER : 20.

Correspondence with Frank Shay, 1931



FOLDER : 21.

Correspondence with Frrank Shay, 1932



FOLDER : 22.

Correspondence with Fred Anthoensen, Southworth Press, January-March, 1931



FOLDER : 23.

Correspondence with Fred Anthoensen, Southworth Press, April-August, 1931



FOLDER : 24.

Correspondence with Albert Gross, Horace Liveright, Inc., 1931



FOLDER : 25.

Correspondence regarding the New London Telegraph, 1931



FOLDER : 26.

Correspondence, miscellaneous, February-September, 1930



FOLDER : 27.

Correspondence, miscellaneous, October 1930-January 1931



FOLDER : 28.

Correspondence, miscellaneous, February-June 1931



FOLDER : 29.

Correspondence, miscellaneous, July 1931



FOLDER : 30.

Correspondence, miscellaneous, August 1931-March 1934



FOLDER : 31.

Correspondence relating to S. J. Perelman and “One Touch of Venus,” 1972.



FOLDER : 32.

Correspondence relating to S. J. Perelman and “One Touch of Venus,” 1973.



FOLDER : 33.

“An Economic History of Alaska,” 1915, pp. 1-30



FOLDER : 34.

“An Economic History of Alaska,” 1915, pp. 31-60



FOLDER : 35.

“An Economic History of Alaska,” 1915, Part I: The Alaskan Boundary Tribunal, 1903.



FOLDER : 36.

“An Economic History of Alaska,” 1915, Part II: Notes from the Harvard Library



FOLDER : 37.

“An Economic History of Alaska,” 1915, Part III: Notes from the Boston Public Library



FOLDER : 38.

“An Economic History of Alaska,” 1915, Part IV: Bibliography



FOLDER : 39.

“An Economic History of Alaska,” 1915, Notes from the Dartmouth Library, 1



FOLDER : 40.

“An Economic History of Alaska,” 1915, Notes from the Dartmouth Library, 2



FOLDER : 41.

“An Economic History of Alaska,” 1915, Miscellaneous notes, 1



FOLDER : 42.

“An Economic History of Alaska,” 1915, Miscellaneous notes, 2



FOLDER : 43.

“An Economic History of Alaska,” 1915, Miscellaneous notes, 3



FOLDER : 44.

“An Economic History of Alaska,” 1915, Miscellaneous notes, 4



FOLDER : 45.

English 3a compositions, 1916



FOLDER : 46.

English 3a compositions, 1916-1917



FOLDER : 47.

“A Brief Economic and Political History of Alaska,” 1917, pp. 1-25



FOLDER : 48.

“A Brief Economic and Political History of Alaska,” 1917, pp. 27-70



FOLDER : 49.

“A Brief Economic and Political History of Alaska,” 1917, pp. 71-113



FOLDER : 50.

“A Brief Economic and Political History of Alaska,” 1917, pp. 114-149



FOLDER : 51.

“A Brief Economic and Political History of Alaska,” 1917, pp. 150-176



FOLDER : 52.

“A Brief Economic and Political History of Alaska,” 1917, pp. 177-200



FOLDER : 53.

Business Life Insurance, 1927, manuscript, 1



FOLDER : 54.

Business Life Insurance, 1927, manuscript, 2



FOLDER : 55.

Business LIfe Insurance, 1927, manuscript, 3



FOLDER : 56.

Business Life Insurance, 1927, manuscript, 4



FOLDER : 57.

Business Life Insurance, 1927, manuscript, 5



FOLDER : 58.

Business Life Insurance, 1927, manuscript, 6



FOLDER : 59.

Business Life Insurance, 1927, manuscript, 7



FOLDER : 60.

Business Life Insurance, 1927, manuscript, 8



FOLDER : 61.

Business Life Insurance, 1927, manuscript, 9



FOLDER : 62.

Business Life Insurance, 1927, manuscript, 10



FOLDER : 63.

Business Life Insurance, 1927, manuscript, 11



FOLDER : 64.

Business Life Insurance, 1927, manuscript, 12



FOLDER : 65.

Business Life Insurance, 1927, manuscript, 13



FOLDER : 66.

Business Life Insurance, 1927, manuscript, 14



FOLDER : 67.

Business Life Insurance, 1927. manuscript, 15



FOLDER : 68.

Draft of chapter on “Co-operation”



FOLDER : 69.

Business Life Insurance, carbon, pp. 1-17



FOLDER : 70.

Business Life Insurance, carbon, pp. 18-39



FOLDER : 71.

Business Life Insurance, carbon, pp. 40-68



FOLDER : 72.

Business Life Insurance, carbon, pp. 69-86



FOLDER : 73.

Business Life Insurance, carbon, pp. 87-106



FOLDER : 74.

Business Life Insurance, carbon, pp. 107-121



FOLDER : 75.

Business Life Insurance, carbon, pp. 122-136



FOLDER : 76.

Carbon draft of chapter on “Co-operation”



FOLDER : 77.

Business Life Insurance, final form, pp. 1-25



FOLDER : 78.

Business Life Insurance, final form, pp. 26-50



FOLDER : 79.

Business Life Insurance, final form, pp. 51-75



FOLDER : 80.

Business Life Insurance, final form, pp. 76-100



FOLDER : 81.

Business Life Insurance, final form, pp. 101-126



FOLDER : 82.

Business Life Insurance, final form, pp. 127-150



FOLDER : 83.

Business Life Insurance, final form, pp. 151-175



FOLDER : 84.

Business Life Insurance, final form, pp. 176-200



FOLDER : 85.

Business Life Insurance, final form, pp. 201-225



FOLDER : 86.

Business Life Insurance, final form, pp. 226-248



FOLDER : 87.

Business Life Insurance, final form, pp. 249-269



BOX 3

FOLDER : 1.

Business Life Insurance, galley proofs, 1



FOLDER : 2.

Business Life Insurance, galley proofs, 2



FOLDER : 3.

O'Neill bibliography--Rough drafts of list of collations



FOLDER : 4.

O'Neill bibliography--Notes on collations, 1-4



FOLDER : 5.

O'Neill bibliography--Notes on collations, 5-8



FOLDER : 6.

O'Neill bibliography--Notes on collations, 9, includes copy of Masses, February, 1917, with poem “Submarine”



FOLDER : 7.

O'Neill bibliography--Notes on collations, 10-15



FOLDER : 8.

O'Neill bibliography--Notes on collations, 12-13, includes copies of Smart Set, May and August, 1918, containing “Ile” and Moon of the Caribees”



FOLDER : 9.

O'Neill bibliography--Notes on collations, 16-19



FOLDER : 10.

O'Neill bibliography--Notes on collations, 22-27, “Emperor Jones”



FOLDER : 11.

O'Neill bibliography--Notes on collations, 28-30, 32, 37-40



FOLDER : 12.

O'Neill bibliography--Notes on collations, 42-47, 53-55



FOLDER : 13.

O'Neill bibliography--Notes on collations, 58-60, 62-73



FOLDER : 14.

O'Neill bibliography--Notes on collations, miscellaneous



FOLDER : 15.

O'Neill bibliography--Notes for Part II



FOLDER : 16.

O'Neill bibliography--Notes for Part II



FOLDER : 17.

O'Neill bibliography--Notes for plays in anthologies



FOLDER : 18.

O'Neill bibliography--drafts of the index



FOLDER : 19.

O'Neill bibliography--Miscellaneous notes



FOLDER : 20.

O'Neill bibliography--Miscellaneous notes



FOLDER : 21.

O'Neill bibliography--Notes on materials from NYPL



FOLDER : 22.

O'Neill bibliography--Manuscript, forward and illustrations



FOLDER : 23.

O'Neill bibliography--Manuscript, pp. 1-22



FOLDER : 24.

O'Neill bibliography--Manuscript, pp. 23-44



FOLDER : 25.

O'Neill bibliography--Manuscript, pp. 45-66



FOLDER : 26.

O'Neill bibliography--Manuscript, pp. 67-89



FOLDER : 27.

O'Neill bibliography--Manuscript, pp. 90-110



FOLDER : 28.

O'Neill bibliography--Manuscript, pp. 111-127



FOLDER : 29.

O'Neill bibliography--Manuscript, Part II



FOLDER : 30.

O'Neill bibliography--Manuscript, Part III



FOLDER : 31.

O'Neill bibliography--Manuscript, Index



FOLDER : 32.

O'Neill bibliography--Manuscript, Illustrations



FOLDER : 33.

O'Neill bibliography--Galley proofs



FOLDER : 34.

O'Neill bibliography--Corrected page proofs, front matter



FOLDER : 35.

O'Neill bibliography-Corrected page proofs, pp. 1-25



FOLDER : 36.

O'Neill bibliography--Corrected page proofs, pp. 26-49



FOLDER : 37.

O'Neill bibliography--Corrected page proofs, pp. 50-75



FOLDER : 38.

O'Neill bibliography--Corrected page proofs, pp. 76-101



FOLDER : 39.

O'Neill bibliography--Corrected page proofs, pp. 103-126



FOLDER : 40.

O'Neill bibliography--Corrected page proofs, pp. 127-147



FOLDER : 41.

O'Neill bibliography--Corrected page proofs, pp. 148-162



FOLDER : 42.

O'Neill bibliography--Page proofs, pp. iv-xiv



FOLDER : 43.

O'Neill bibliography--Page proofs, pp. 1-21



FOLDER : 44.

O'Neill bibliography--Page proofs, pp. 22-46



FOLDER : 45.

O'Neill bibliography--Page proofs, pp. 47-69



FOLDER : 46.

O'Neill bibliography--Page proofs, pp. 70-91



FOLDER : 47.

O'Neill bibliography--Page proofs, pp. 93-107



FOLDER : 48.

O'Neill bibliography--Page proofs, pp. 109-132



FOLDER : 49.

O'Neill bibliography--Page proofs, pp. 133-156



FOLDER : 50.

O'Neill bibliography--Page proofs, pp. 159-173



FOLDER : 51.

H.T. Parker essay on “Mourning Becomes Electra,” Boston Evening Transcript, 9 November 1931



FOLDER : 52.

Diary notes on “Mourning Becomes Electra,” Boston Evening Transcript, 16 April 1932



FOLDER : 53.

Draft typescript of O'Neill's diary notes on “Mourning Becomes Electra”



FOLDER : 54.

Photographs from production of “Mourning Becomes Electra”



FOLDER : 55.

Reviews of operatic version of “Emperor Jones,” Metropolitan Opera, 1932-1933



FOLDER : 56.

Publicity book for movie version of “Emperor Jones”



FOLDER : 57.

Statement by O'Neill on “All God's Chillun Got Wings”



FOLDER : 58.

Drafts of letters by Sanborn to O'Neill about the bibliography



FOLDER : 59.

Typescript copies of letters of O'Neill to Frank Shay



FOLDER : 60.

Opinion of U.S. District Court on alleged copyright infringement by O'Neill, 22 April 1931



FOLDER : 61.

Theatre Arts, October 1958, containing article on O'Neill



FOLDER : 62.

Presentation copy of “Paul Green” by Barrett Clark



FOLDER : 63.

Presentation copy of “The Blush of Shame” by Barrett Clark



FOLDER : 64.

Presentation copy of “Survival in Chaos” by Philip Parrish



FOLDER : 65.

The American Spectator, November, 1932



FOLDER : 66.

The American Spectator, December, 1932



FOLDER : 67.

The American Spectator, January, 1933



FOLDER : 68.

The American Spectator, February, 1933



FOLDER : 69.

The American Spectator, March, 1933



FOLDER : 70.

The American Spectator, April, 1933



FOLDER : 71.

The American Spectator, May, 1933



FOLDER : 72.

The American Spectator, June, 1933



FOLDER : 73.

The American Spectator, July, 1933



FOLDER : 74.

The American Spectator, August, 1933



FOLDER : 75.

The American Spectator, September, 1933



FOLDER : 76.

The American Spectator, October, 1933



FOLDER : 77.

The American Spectator, November, 1933



FOLDER : 78.

Print of Provincetown Playhouse



FOLDER : 79.

Photograph of Robert Edward Jones, Kenneth Maggowan, and Eugene O'Neill



BOX 4

Photostats of poems of Eugene O'Neill in the New London Telegraph





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