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Letters to Stephen McKenna

Call Number: GEN MSS 316

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.


  • 1917-1939


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


Catalog Record

A record for this collection is available in Orbis, the Yale University Library catalog

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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.

Processing Information

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.

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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