Letters to Stephen McKenna
Scope and Contents
Letters to Stephen McKenna consists of social and literary letters addressed to the English novelist. The papers span the dates 1917-1939 and correspondents include Alfred Austin, Augustine Birrell, John Drinkwater, John Galsworthy, Compton Mackenzie, Arthur Wing Pinero, John Sargeaunt, and Frank Swinnerton. Many of the notes concern dinner invitations and other social engagements.
Conditions Governing Access
The materials are open for research.
Conditions Governing Use
The Letters to Stephen McKenna is the physical property of the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University. Literary rights, including copyright, belong to the authors or their legal heirs and assigns. For further information, consult the appropriate curator.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Purchased from David J. Holmes on the Philip M. Neufeld Fund in 1997.
0.4 Linear Feet (1 box)
Language of Materials
Letters to the English novelist Stephen McKenna, principally from other authors, including Alfred Austin, Arnold Bennett, John Drinkwater, John Galsworthy, Compton Mackenzie, John Masefield, Arthur Wing Pinero, Frank Swinnerton, Hugh Walpole and Arthur Waugh. Many of the letters concern invitations to literary dinners and other social events.
This finding aid was produced from a previously existing card set in the Manuscripts Catalog, or from another inventory. All pertinent bibliographical information has been retained. This list is subject to revision once final folder numbering and labeling have been completed. If this collection contains unlisted or unsorted material, this has been noted.
- Austin, Alfred, 1835-1913
- Authors, English -- 20th century
- Bennett, Arnold, 1867-1931
- Drinkwater, John, 1882-1937
- Galsworthy, John, 1867-1933
- Mackenzie, Compton, 1883-1972
- Masefield, John, 1878-1967
- McKenna, Stephen, 1888-1967
- Pinero, Arthur Wing, 1855-1934
- Swinnerton, Frank, 1884-1982
- Walpole, Hugh, 1884-1941
- Waugh, Arthur, 1866-1943
- Guide to the Letters to Stephen McKenna
- Under Revision
- by Beinecke Staff
- September 1997
- Description rules
- Beinecke Manuscript Unit Archival Processing Manual
- Language of description note
- Finding aid written in English.
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