Rilke, San Marco, poetry manuscript from The New Poems (1908)

Rilke, San Marco, poetry manuscript from The New Poems (1908)

"Dear Burt… Millie & John PS Right now John is stewed - M."

New York, NY
Postmarked 1945

Andre Breton, Three Collage Poems, (1920’s)

"When will the arbitrary be granted the place it deserves in the formation of works and ideas?"
-Andre Breton, From For Dada

Hungarian New Years’s postcard.

Hungarian New Years’s postcard.

Jack Kerouac writes to Ed White (1952)

Jack Kerouac writes to Ed White (1952)

Neal Cassady writes to Jack Kerouac

Neal Cassady writes to Jack Kerouac

The “Immortal Beloved” Letters | Ludwig van Beethoven

Beethoven’s unsent love letters written to his “Immortal Beloved”, whose identity remains unknown.

Carte Postale de Picasso à Apollinaire : « Je ne te vois plus. Tu es mort ? »L’employé de banque Guillaume Apollinaire devant la Bourse de Paris.6 décembre 1905.

Carte Postale de Picasso à Apollinaire : « Je ne te vois plus. Tu es mort ? »
L’employé de banque Guillaume Apollinaire devant la Bourse de Paris.
6 décembre 1905.

Papa Noel ~ 1910s French Christmas Postcard 

Papa Noel ~ 1910s French Christmas Postcard 

A very messy Beethoven manuscript. 
(From our latest Curator’s Choice by Sandra Tuppen of the British LIbrary on their digitised music manuscripts. See more here: http://bit.ly/1au9TYv )

A very messy Beethoven manuscript.

(From our latest Curator’s Choice by Sandra Tuppen of the British LIbrary on their digitised music manuscripts. See more here: )

Letter written by Rilke to his ‘grand ami’ Rodin. Source Musée Rodin

My dear friend, you should see the beautiful building and the room I live in since this morning. The three windows open to an abandoned garden where, from time to time, you can see innocent rabbits jumping through the trellises like in an old painting.

Envelope, 1911 France, from Pablo Picasso to Gertrude Stein

From: Gertrude Stein and Alice B. Toklas papers

Envelope, 1911 France, from Pablo Picasso to Gertrude Stein

From: Gertrude Stein and Alice B. Toklas papers

letter from neal to jack


“Madame Bovary” original manuscript by Gustave Flaubert.

“Madame Bovary” original manuscript by Gustave Flaubert.