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Dreiser's Private Library
Appendix 2
Dreiser's Books with Marginalia
by Roark Mulligan

Originally published in Dreiser Studies 33.2 (2002): 40-76. ) 2002 Dreiser Studies.
Republished on DreiserWebSource by permission of the author and Dreiser Studies.

Theodore Dreiser wrote in very few books, but he did mark books by underlining passages and by placing marks in the margins. The following list of books with underlining and marginalia includes books that have extensive marking throughout, such as Henry Klein's Bankrupting a Great City and Rufus Jones's Finding the Trail of Life, but the list also includes books that have almost no marking, such as Pedro Labarthe's The Son of Two Nations and Johann von Herder's God, Some Conversations. The acquisition numbers that follow each citation "49D-" or "58D-" identify the books within the Dreiser Collection and indicate the year (1949 or 1958) the books arrived at the University of Pennsylvania. Acquisition lists were prepared indicating that only 117 of the more than 1900 books have markings or marginalia. The following list of works with marginalia was compiled by examining the acquisition lists, which indicate works with marginalia and underlining, as well as the actual collection. But as Stephen Brennan has noted, several books, such as Freud's Three Contributions to the Theory of Sex, have no acquisition numbers because they arrived as part of the manuscript collection, so these books are identified by the file number that indicates their place within the manuscript collection.

Abrams, Albert. Man and His Poisons. New York: E. B. Treat, 1906. Underlining and marginalia. (49D-3)

American Trade Union Delegation to the Soviet Union. Russia After Ten Years. New York: International Publishers, 1927. Underlining. (49D-31)

Ames, Edward Remington. The Unknown God (Jehovah). Los Angeles: Ivan Deach, 1931. Underlining and notes. (49D-33)

Andersen, Arthur Olaf. The Second Forty Lessons in Harmony. Boston: C. C. Birchard, 1929. Underlining and notes. (49D-34)

Barron, Clarence Walker. More They Told Barron. Ed. Arthur Pound and Samuel Taylor Moore. New York and London: Harper and Brothers, 1931. Underlining and marginalia. (49D-83)

_____. They Told Barron. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1930. Underlining and marginalia. (49D-84)

Bazalgette, Leon. Henry Thoreau, Bachelor of Nature. Trans. Van Wyck Brooks. New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company, 1924. Underlining and marginalia. (49D-91)

Bhagavad-Gita, The Song of God. Trans. Swami Pravhavananda and Christopher Isherwood. Hollywood: Marcel Rodd, 1944. Marginalia by Helen Dreiser. (58D-3)

Bragdon, Claude. The Arch Lectures. New York: Creative Age Press, 1942. Marginalia. (58D-112)

Brill, Abraham Arden. Psychoanalysis: Its Theories and Practical Application. Philadelphia: W. B. Saunders, 1918. Underlining. (49D-168)

Brown, Brian. The Story of Buddha and Buddhism: His Life and Sayings. Philadelphia: David McKay, 1927. Underlining. (49D-180)

Brunton, Paul. A Search in Secret India. New York: B. P. Dutton, 1943. Underlining and marginalia. (58D-113)

Bukharin, Nikolai Ivanovich. Historical Materialism, A System of Sociology. New York: International Publishers, 1925. Underlining and marginalia. (49D-194)

Burton, Richard Francis. The Kasidah of Haji Abdu el-Yezdi. Trans. F. B. Portland, ME: T. B. Mosher, 1896. Underlining. 1 of 925 copies. (49D-213)

Calverton, Victor Francis. The Liberation of American Literature. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1932. Underlining and marginal notes. Inscribed to Dreiser by the author. (49D-223)

Carnevali, Emanuel. A Hurried Man. Dijon: Three Mountains Press, 1925. Marginalia. (49D-236)

Chase, Stuart. The Economy of Abundance. New York: Macmillan, 1934. Underlining and marginalia. (49D-248)

Christensen, C. L. Man and Woman in Prehistory. New York: C. L. Christensen, 1937. Underlining and marginalia. (File 11724)

De Casseres, Benjamin. Exhibitionism: A New Theory of Evolution. New York: Benjamin De Casseres at the Blactone Publishers, 1936. Marginalia. (58D-138)

Drummond, Henry. Natural Law in the Spiritual World. New York: J. B. Alden, 1887. Marginalia. (49D-611)

Duncan, Isadora. My Life. New York: Boni and Liveright, 1927. Marginalia. (58D-143)

Fabre, Jean Henri Casimir. Marvels of the Insect World. Trans. Percy F. Bicknell. New York: D. Appleton, 1938. Underlining and marginalia. (49D-674)

Fairchild, Henry Pratt. Profits or Prosperity. New York: Harper Brothers, 1932. Underlining. (49D-675)

Fort, Charles. Wild Talents. New York: Claude Kendall, 1932. Underlining and marginalia. (49D-717)

Fox, George. Journal. London: E. P. Dutton, 1924. Underlining and marginalia. (49D-724)

Freud, Sigmund. Reflections on War and Death. Trans. A. A. Brill and Alfred B. Kuttner. New York: Moffat, Yard, 1918. Underlining. (49D-748)

_____. Three Contributions to the Theory of Sex. Trans. A. A. Brill. 2nd ed. New York: Nervous and Mental Disease Publishing Company, 1916. Underlining and marginalia. (File 11725)

Friends, Society of. Biographical Sketches and Anecdotes of Members of the Religious Society of Friends. Philadelphia: The Tract Association of Friends, 1871. Underlining and marginalia. (49D-755)

_____. Discipline of the Yearly Meeting of Friends. Philadelphia: W. H. Pile's Sons, 1910. Underlining and marginalia. (49D-755)

Garrison, Winfred Ernest. Catholicism and the American Mind. Chicago: Willett, Clark, and Colby, 1928. Underlining and marginalia. (49D-773)

Goethe, Johann Wolfgang. Goethe's Elective Affinities. Boston: D. W. Niles, 1872. Marginalia. (49D-795)

Haeckel, Ernst Heinrich Philipp August. The Riddle of the Universe at the Close of the Niineteenth Century. New York: Harper Brothers, 1914. Underlining and marginalia. (49D-843)

Hamilton, James Burr. Children of the Slums. Scotch Plains, NJ: Flanders Hall, 1941. (58D-184)

Harper, Fowler Vincent. Give Me Liberty. Illus. Chichi Lasley. Chicago: Wheeler Publishing Company, 1942. Marginalia. (58D-188)

Harvey, Basil C. H. The Nature of Vital Processes According to Rignano. Chicago: Open Court Publishing Company, 1909. Underlining and marginalia. (file 11726)

Hearn, Lafcadio. Letters to a Pagan. Detroit: R. B. Powers, 1933. Underlining. Number 20 of 550. (49D-891)

Herder, Johann Gottfried von. God, Some Conversations. Trans. Frederick H. Burkhardt. New York: Veritas Press, 1940. (58D-195)

Hudson, William Henry. Green Mansions: A Romance of the Tropical Forest. New York: A. A. Knopf, 1916. Underlining. (49D-931)

James, William. On Some of Life's Ideals, On a Certain Blindness in Human Beings, What Makes a Life Significant. New York: Henry Holt, 1913. Marginalia. (58D-210)

Johnson, Hewlett. The Socialist Sixth of the World. London: Victor Gollancz, 1939. Marginalia. (58D-212)

Johnston, Charles, ed. and trans. Bhagavad Gita: "The Songs of the Master." Flushing, NY: Charles Johnston, 1908. Underlining and marginalia. (49D-975)

Jones, Rufus Matthew. Finding the Trail of Life. New York: Macmillan, 1927. Underlining and marginalia. (49D-977)

_____. The Later Periods of Quakerism. Vol. 2. London: Macmillan, 1921. Underlining and marginalia. (49D-978)

_____. The Trail of Life in the Middle Years. New York: Macmillan, 1934. Underlining and marginalia. (49D-979)

Klein, Henry H. Bankrupting a Great City. New York: Henry H. Klein, 1915. Underlining and marginalia. Inscribed to Dreiser by the author. (49D-1016)

Knight, Grant Cochran. American Literature and Culture. New York: R. Long and R. R. Smith, 1932. Underlining and marginalia. (49D-1023)

Labarthe, Pedro Juan. The Son of Two Nations. New York: Carranza, 1931. Marginalia. Inscribed to Dreiser by the author. (49D-1048)

Langland, William. Piers Plowman. New York: E. P. Dutton, 1912. Underlining. (49D-1065)

Lawrence, David Herbert. Fantasia of the Unconscious. London: Martin Secker, 1933. Marginalia. (58D-223)

_____. Psychoanalysis and the Unconscious. London: Martin Secker, 1931. Marginalia. (58D-225)

Leisy, Ernest. American Literature. New York: T. Y. Crowell, 1929. Underlining. (49D-1076)

Lemon, Harvery Brace. Cosmic Rays Thus Far. New York: W. W. Norton, 1936. Marginalia. (58D-227)

Lenin, Vladimir Ilich. Lenin, Stalin, 1917: Selected Writings and Speeches. Moscow: Foreign Languages Publishing House, 1938. Marginalia. (58D-228)

Lewis, Alfred Henry. Richard Croker. New York: Life, 1901. Underlining. (49D-1090)

Liepmann, Heinz. Poison in the Air. Trans. Eden and Cedar Paul. Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott, 1937. (58D-230)

Lodge, Oliver Joseph. Ether and Reality: A Series of Discourses on the Many Functions of the Ether of Space. New York: George H. Doran, 1925. Marginalia. (58D-41)

Loeb, Jacques. The Organism as a Whole, from a Physiochemical Viewpoint. New York: G. P. Putnam's, 1916. Marginalia. (58D-234)

Macaulay, Thomas B. Macaulay's Life of Samuel Johnson. New York: American Book Company, 1895. Underlining and marginalia. Signed by Florence Scovell. (49D-1142)

Maitra, Harendranath. Hinduism: The World-Ideal. New York: Temple Scott, 1922. Inscribed to Dreiser by the author. Underlining and marginalia. (49D-1171)

Martin, Everett D. Liberty. New York: W. W. Norton, 1930. Underlining and marginalia. (49D-1193)

Maugham, William S. Of Human Bondage. New York: George H. Doran, 1915. Underlining. (49D-1206)

Melville, Herman. Shorter Novels of Herman Melville. New York: H. Liveright, 1928. Underlining. (49D-1221)

_____. Typee, A Real Romance of the South Sea. Boston: L. C. Page, 1892. Inscribed to "Sue." Underlining and marginalia. (49D-1222)

Miller, Dayton Clarence. Sparks, Lightning, Cosmic Rays: An Anecdotal History of Electricity. New York: Macmillan, 1939. Underlining. (49D-1247)

Moore, Benjamin. The Origins and Nature of Life. New York: Henry Holt, 1913. Underlining. Signed by R. Chambers. (49D-1267)

Morey, William Carey. Outlines of Greek History, With a Survey of Ancient Oriental Nations. New York: n.p., 1903. Underlining and marginalia. (49D-1271)

Morier, James J. The Adventures of Hajji Baba of Ispahan. London: Macmillan, 1902. Underlining. (49D-1272)

Myers, Gustavus. History of the Great American Fortunes. 3 vols. Chicago: C. H. Kerr, 1911. Inscribed to Dreiser by the author. Underlining throughout. (49D-1283)

_____. The History of Tammany Hall. New York: Published by author, 1901. Inscribed to Dreiser by the author. Underlining and marginalia. (49D-1286)

Nearing, Scott. The Economic Organization of the Soviet Union. New York: Vanguard Press, 1927. Underlining and marginalia. (49D-1292)

Nelson, A. W. Yankee Swanson Chapters from a Life at Sea. New York: Sturgis and Walton Company, 1913. Marginalia. (58D-265)

Parsons, Cornelia M. The Quaker Cross. New York: National Americana Society, 1911. Marginalia. (49D-1369)

Peattie, Donald C. Green Laurels, The Lives and Achievements of the Great Naturalists. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1936. Underlining and marginalia. (49D-1376)

Penfold, Saxby. Why a Roman Catholic Cannot Be President of the United States. New York: Saxby Penfold, 1928. Underlining and typed notes. (49D-1378)

Plumb, Glenn. Industrial Democracy. Washington D. C.: International Association of Machinists, 1921. Inscribed to Dreiser by the author. Underlining. (49D-1389)

Polakav, Walter N. The Power of Age: Its Quest and Challenge. New York: Covici-Friede, 1933. Underlining and marginalia. (49D-1398)

Powys, John Cowper. Confession of Two Brothers: John Cowper Powys and Llewelyn Powys. Rochester, NY: The Manam Press, 1916. Underlining and marking. (58D-54)

_____. Essays on Emily Bronte and Henry James. Girard, KS: Haldemann-Julius, n.d. Marginalia. (49D-1403)

_____. A Philosophy of Solitude. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1933. Underlining. (58D-57)

_____. Wolf Solent. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1929. Notes on box. (58D-284)

Powys, Llewelyn. Love and Death. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1941. Underlining and marginalia. (49D-1414)

Pücker, Carl Erdmann. How Strong is Britain?. New York: Veritas Press, 1939. Marginalia. (58D-288)

Quinton, Rene. Soldier's Testament. London: Eyre and Spottiswoode, 1930. Marginalia. (58D-290)

Reik, Theodore. Psychology of Sex Relations. New York: Farrar and Rinehart, 1945. Underlining and marks. (58D-294)

Reitmeister, Louis. Love. New York: Lewis Copeland, 1930. Underlining. (49D-1453)

Reynolds, Mrs. Fred. A Quaker Wooing. London: Hutchinson, n.d. Underlining. (49D-1458)

Robinovitch, Louise. A Chemical Basis for the Treatment of Tuberculosis. n.p.: n.p., n.d. Underlining and marginalia. (49D-1475)

Russell, Bertrand. Marriage and Morals. New York: H. Liveright, 1929. Underlining and marginalia. (49D-1491)

St. John's University, Brooklyn. The Annual Catalogue of St. John's College. New York: St John's College, 1928. Underlining. (49D-1496)

Santalov, A. A., and Louis Segal, eds. Soviet Union Year-Book, 1930. London: G. Allen and Unwin, 1930. Underlining. (49D-1605)

Scherman, Harry. The Promises Men Live By: A New Approach to Economics. New York: Random House, 1938. Marginalia. (58D-303)

Schlapp, Max. The New Criminology. New York: n.p., 1928. Underlining and marginalia. (49D-1511)

Schnittkind, Henry. The Story of the Human Race. Boston: Winchell-Thomas, 1935. Underlining and marginalia. (49D-1515)

Schopenhauer, Arthur. Studies in Pessimism. New York: Boni and Liveright, 1912. Marginalia. (58D-305)

Spencer, Herbert. Data of Ethics. New York: Hurst and Company, n.d. Marginalia. (58D-322)

_____. First Principles. New York: A. L. Burt, 1880. Underlining and marginalia. (49D-1607)

Sprague, Oliver. History of Crises Under the National Banking System. Washington: Government Printing Office, 1910. Underlining and marginalia. (49D-1611)

Steiner, Rudolf. The Occult Significance of Blood. New York: Anthroposophic Publishing, 1926. Underlining and marginalia. (49D-1621)

Strachey, Rachel. A Quaker Grandmother, Hannah Whitall Smith. New York: Fleming H. Revell, 1914. Underlining. (49D-1644)

Swinburne, Algernon. Poems. New York: Modern Library, n.d. Underlining. (49D-1666)

Taber, Mary Jane. Just a Few "Friends." Philadelphia: J. C. Winston, 1907. Signed by the author. Marginalia. (49D-1670)

Thomas, Allen. A History of the Friends in America. Philadelphia: John C. Winston, 1905. Underlining and marginalia. (49D-1685)

Thompson, Dorothy. The New Russia. New York: H. Holt, 1928. Underlining and marginalia. (49D-1690)

Train, Arthur. On the Trail of the Bad Men. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1925. Marginalia. (49D-1709)

Twining, Harry. The Physical Theory of the Soul. Westgate, CA: Harry Twining, 1915. Inscribed to Dreiser by the author. Underlining and marginalia. (49D-1722)

Uspenskii, Petr. Tertium Organum, The Third Canon of Thought. New York: A. A. Knopf, 1925. Underlining. (49D-1728)

Waddell, Helen. Peter Abelard. London: Constable, 1933. Inscribed to Dreiser by the author. Underlining. (49D-1754)

Waley, Arthur. Zen Buddhism and Its Relation to Art. London: Luzac & Co., 1922. Underlining. (File 11733)

Watson, John Broadus. Behaviorism. New York: The People's Institute Publishing Company, 1924. (58D-343)

Wells, Herbert George. The New Machiavelli. New York: Duffield, 1917. Underlining. (49D-1782)

_____. The Science of Life. 2 vols. Garden City, NY: D. D. Doran, 1931. Underlining and marginalia. (49D-1784)

Winter, Paul. What Price Tolerance? Hewlett, L. I., NY: All-American Book, Lecture, and Research Bureau, 1928. Underlining and marginalia, extensive notes on back pages. (49D-1826)

Woolman, John. The Journal of John Woolman with an Introduction by John G. Whittier. Boston: J. R. Osgood, 1871. Underlining and marginalia. (49D-1844)

Yewdale, Merton Stark. The Origin of the Human Race. [New York] Privately printed [American Book-Stratford Press], 1939. Marginalia. (58D-355)

Young, Arthur Henry. On My Way. New York: H. Liveright, 1928. Underlining and marginalia. (49D-1854)

Appendix 1: Dreiser's Library of American Realism

Appendix 2: Books with Marginalia

Appendix 3: Theodore Dreiser's Private Library (Full list of books)