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John Masefield collection

  • RC0018
  • Collectie
  • 1955-1959

The collection consists of 4 letters from Masefield to Kathleen Harper, 1955-[1956]; a poem “On the Occasion of Her Majesty’s Visit to Canada, 1959”, 8 pages typed and signed by Masefield “For Kathleen Harper, August the 1st 1959”, also a one-page manuscript abridged version of the poem. The collection also contains a b&w photograph of Masefield, signed and inscribed to Harper in 1959 and a copy of Masefield’s play, Good Friday, signed and inscribed to Harper in July 1955.

Masefield, John

Powys family collection

  • RC0182
  • Collectie
  • 1916-2003

The collection consists of two accruals. The first accrual consists of correspondence and publications by the brothers as well as publications about them. The accrual has been arranged into the following series: John Cowper Powys; Theodore Francis Powys; Llewelyn Powys; Writings by A.R. Powys; Writings about the Powys family and their works; Periodicals. The second accrual consists of two items, an autograph letter and postcard written by Llewelyn Powys.

Powys family

H. G. Wells collection

  • RC0191
  • Collectie
  • 191?-1943

There have been several accruals. The collection consists of correspondence, mainly to Sir Newman Flower, manuscripts and typescripts. The manuscripts include Mr. Britling Sees It Through, which was published in 1916. There is also correspondence to Seigfried Sassoon. There is a one page memoir of Wells by one of his secretaries, Winnifred Classey. The collection also consists of an extensive holding of periodicals containing articles by and about Wells.

Wells, H. G.

Virginia Woolf collection

  • RC0204
  • Collectie
  • 1879-[1977]

The collection consists of correspondence with John Lehmann, Roger Senhouse, Dora Carrington, and others; photographs taken by Lady Ottoline Morrell at Garsington, and other items. There are also two letters written by Sir Leslie Stephen to Mrs. Holman Hunt and one letter from E. M. Forster to Mr. Roberts. The collection also contained George Spater's book collection which has been catalogued.

Woolf, Virginia

Iris Murdoch collection

  • RC0209
  • Collectie
  • 1940-1989

The collection consists of a few pieces of correspondence, ephemera, and serials containing articles by and about Murdoch. It is a small adjunct to the main book collection of over 400 books and translations by and about Murdoch.

Murdoch, Iris

Samuel Beckett collection

  • RC0229
  • Collectie
  • 1952-1980

There have been two accruals. The first accrual is arranged into 5 series: manuscripts, radio and television scripts, correspondence, research materials, Merlin publishing files. It contains a signed pen sketch by Ronald Searle (1920-) dated Paris, 1956. The second accrual consists of two brief letters from Beckett to Diane Root. The collection has been supplemented by books which have been catalogued for Research Collections and periodicals which have not been catalogued.

Beckett, Samuel

Albert Mansbridge collection

  • RC0236
  • Collectie
  • 1928-1952

The collection consists mainly of Mansbridge's letters to Leonard Clark. There are also a few manuscripts concerning Mansbridge, Christmas cards, invitations, and announcements relating to Mansbridge, photographs of Mansbridge, and some pamphlets by Mansbridge. This collection was assembled by his friend Leonard Clark. Clark, an educator, author, editor and poet was born on 1 August 1905 in St. Peter Port, Guernsey. He was made inspector of schools with the Ministry of Education in 1936. He died in London in 1981.

Mansbridge, Albert

Thomas Carlyle

  • RC0250
  • Collectie
  • 1819-1968

The fonds contains Thomas Carlyle correspondence, other Carlyle family correspondence, financial statements, photographs, notebooks and photocopies of diaries, and other materials

Carlyle, Thomas

W. H. R. Rivers collection

  • RC0523
  • Collectie
  • 1973-1919

The collection consists of letters and cards. There are letters from: C. L. Dodgson (1832-1898), mathematician and author, also known as Lewis Carroll, 1873-74; Sir Francis Darwin (1848-1925), botantist and son of Charles Darwin; Sir James George Frazer (1854-1941), social anthropologist and author of The Golden Bough; Andrew Lang (1844-1912), scholar, folk-lorist, and author; Bernard Shaw (1856-1946), playwright; Arnold Bennett (1867-1931), novelist and playwright; and Sir Charles Scott Sherrington (1857-1952), neurologist and Nobel laureate. The collection also contains a letter from Arnold Bennett to Ellery Sidgwick, the editor of the Atlantic Monthly, introducing W.H.R. Rivers to him; an autograph of H. G. Wells (1866-1946), author, and other documents, including two sketches, one in pencil and one in pen and ink. There is also a typescript titled "Memories of Lewis Carroll" by Katharine Rivers, a sister of W. H. R. Rivers. The typescript was published in Library Research News, 3, no. 4 (January 1976).

Rivers, W. H. R.

William Force Stead collection

  • RC0524
  • Collectie
  • 1909-1972

The collection consists of 6 letters, only one of which is from Stead. There is a letter from Arthur Sherbo who enclosed three of his articles on Christopher Smart. There is one manuscript page by H.W. Powell, a writer of nature notes for the Oxford Times and a typescript biographical sketch of Stead by his son, Julian. There is a pen and ink caricature of Stead done by R. D. Usherwood at Worcester College in 1931; a few news clippings, and an issue of Alumnae Journal of Trinity College which published an article by Stead about T.S. Eliot whom he had baptized into the Church of England. The collection was supplemented by books by Stead and two books belonging to him which have been catalogued.

Stead, William Force

Elizabeth Simcoe collection

  • RC0534
  • Collectie
  • [1850]-[19--]

The collection consists of: an original photograph, the Simcoe family estate in Wolford, England, with a woman, possibly Mrs. Simcoe, on the front lawn; a handwritten copy of a letter from her daughter, Sophia Simcoe, originally written in June 1835, mentioning her mother and Mrs. Scadding; a typewritten extract from an article by Henry Crawford Scadding commenting on an event in Mrs. Simcoe's diary. The dates of creation of the latter two items are not known.

Simcoe, Elizabeth

Walt Whitman collection

  • RC0625
  • Collectie
  • 1854-1913

The fonds contains photographs, a post card, and other material.

Whitman, Walt

Timothy Leary collection

  • RC0637
  • Collectie
  • 1961-1967

The collection consists of articles by and interviews with Leary.

Leary, Timothy Francis

Henry James collection

  • RC0645
  • Collectie
  • 1878-1976

The collection consists of four accruals. The first accrual consists of 4 letters and 1 note from James to Edmund Gosse, 1 letter to Messrs. Clay, [?] & Taylor, 1 printed letter to his friends on the occasion of his seventieth birthday, and printed materials including the order of service for his funeral. The second and third accruals consist of adaptations of two of James' novels by other authors. The fourth accrual is a copyright registration document.

James, Henry

C.S. Lewis collection

  • RC0646
  • Collectie
  • 1955

The collection contains two letters: one, a letter to Mrs. Mesney on 1 November 1955; and another, to W. B. Burwell on 25 July 1955.

Lewis, C. S.

Ethel Smyth collection

  • RC0651
  • Collectie
  • [1878]-1939

The collection contains letters from Pablo Casals, Albert Einstein, Gustav Holst, William James, Clara Schuman, Peter Tchaikovsky, Cosima Wagner, and others. Smyth drew on these letters in her autobiographical writings.

There is one letter from Smyth to Kenneth Wright, 19 November 1929. For additional letters written by Smyth, researchers are directed to the Eric Walter White fonds.

Smyth, Ethel

Sir Terence Mervyn Rattigan - Variation on a Theme, a new play

  • RC0652
  • Collectie
  • 1958

Mimeograph, typescript, and typescript carbon of "Variation on a Theme, a new play by Terence Rattigan". Written on the title page in pencil is “corrected by the author and his secretary”. Rattigan has written in ink: “To Cuthbert with great love and appreciation of his appreciation. Terry Rattigan.” Also one programme from The Streatham Hill Theatre and a photocopy of the notes about this play prepared by Bertram Rota Ltd. in preparation for its sale.

Rattigan, Sir Terence Mervyn

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