Joseph Conrad Collection
Scope and Contents
Other "loose" papers are subdivided into four groups: writings, correspondence, papers relating to Conrad, and photographs. Writings here include drafts of shorter works and sections to longer works, several French language translations, and the original autograph manuscript, corrected, of Conrad's novel, The Heart of Darkness (1899). There are separate, alphabetized runs of outgoing and incoming correspondence, with many files for English literary figures, including authors, critics, editors, and publishers, dating into the first three decades of the twentieth century. Correspondents include Arnold Bennett, Muirhead Bone, Ford Madox Ford, John Galsworthy, Edward Garnett, G. Jean-Aubry, Archibald Marshall, Humphrey Sumner Milford, Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch, Frank Swinnerton, and Hugh Walpole, among others.
The papers relating to Conrad consist chiefly of third-party correspondence and writings by others on or about Conrad. The largest file relates to G. Jean-Aubry and his work on Conrad. These materials include translations of writings by Conrad, biographical and bibliographical information relating to Conrad, correspondence, and printed and other material, such as clippings and ephemera. There are also many third-party letters from others to Jean-Aubry.
Typed transcriptions can be found in the collection for some writings and correspondence. When there are only transcriptions present in a file, this fact is noted (e.g. "copy") in the file-level description.
Language of Materials
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Box 25: Restricted material. May not be seen without the permission of the appropriate curator.
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Immediate Source of Acquisition
15.9 Linear Feet (40 boxes)
Joseph Conrad (1857-1924)
Biographical information taken from Magill’s Survey of World Literature, Rev. ed. (January 2009). Additional biographical information can be found in standard print and online sources.
This finding aid may be updated periodically to account for new acquisitions to the collection and/or revisions in arrangement and description.
Formerly classed as MS Vault Conrad and Uncat MS Vault 499-502, 505-506, 512, and 599.
- Adams, Elbridge L., 1866-
- Authors, Polish -- 19th century -- Archives
- Authors, Polish -- 20th Century -- Archives
- Bennett, Arnold, 1867-1931
- Benrimo, 1871-1942
- Bone, Muirhead, Sir, 1876-1953
- Candler, Edmund, 1874-1926
- Colvin, Sidney, 1845-1927
- Conrad, Jessie, 1873-1936
- Conrad, Joseph, 1857-1924
- English literature -- 19th century
- English literature -- 20th Century
- Ford, Ford Madox, 1873-1939
- Galsworthy, John, 1867-1933
- Garnett, Edward, 1868-1937
- Holland, Bernard, 1856-1926
- Jean-Aubry, G. (Georges), 1882-1950
- Keating, George T., 1892-
- Marshall, Archibald, 1866-1934
- Milford, Humphrey Sumner, Sir, 1877-1952
- Photographic prints
- Pinker, James B.
- Quiller-Couch, Arthur, 1863-1944
- Swinnerton, Frank, 1884-1982
- T. Fisher Unwin (Firm)
- Visiak, E. H. (Edward Harold)
- Walpole, Hugh, 1884-1941
- Guide to the Joseph Conrad Collection
- by Beinecke Staff
- 22 January 2015
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description note
- Finding aid written in English.
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