A. E. Coppard collection
Scope and Contents
Collection consists of correspondence and writings by A. E. Coppard. There are 47 letters from Coppard to Earl E. Fisk, accompanied by 3 letters from Coppard's second wife, Winifred May Coppard, Christmas cards, clippings from book catalogues, and publishers' advertisements. A snapshot of Coppard accompanies a letter of August 19, 1931. There are seven letters to Thomas Moult; a letter dated January 25, 1923 refers to the death of Katherine Mansfield. A letter from Jacob Schwartz to Earl E. Fisk has as an enclosure a letter from Coppard to Schwartz. Also present is a folder of publishers' rejection slips for stories submitted to various American magazines.
The writings consist of drafts of his short stories "Ahoy! Sailor Boy," "The Ballet Girl," "Count Stefan," "Dark Knowledge," "The Fair Young Willowy Tree," "Fifty Pounds," "The Gollan," "The Higgler," "Luxury," "Ninepenny Flute," "Nixey's Harlequin," "Polly Morgan," "Ring the Bells of Heaven," "Simple Simon," "The Smith of Pretty Peter," "Three-Handed Reel," and "The Tiger." The Collected Tales of A. E. Coppard is boxed separately, and contains the printer's copy and proofs, with corrections by the author.
- 1919 - 1951
Conditions Governing Access
The materials are open for research.
Conditions Governing Use
The A. E. Coppard collection 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
Materials acquired from various sources, as noted in the contents list.
Organized into two series: I. Correspondence, 1919-1951. II. Writings, 1935-1948.
1.5 Linear Feet (3 boxes)
Language of Materials
A record for this collection is available in Orbis, the Yale University Library catalog
The A. E. Coppard Collection consists of correspondence and writings by A. E. Coppard which were acquired from various sources. Correspondence primarily contains Coppard's letters to Earl E. Fisk and Thomas Moult; a letter dated Jan. 25, 1923, refers to the death of Katherine Mansfield. Also present are a few letters from Coppard's second wife Winifred, and a letter from Jacob Schwartz to Earl E. Fisk, enclosing a letter from Coppard to Schwartz. Writings contains drafts of several short stories, some with printer's proofs.
A. E. Coppard (1878–1957)
Alfred Edgar Coppard was a British short-story writer and poet.
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.
Former call number MS VAULT SHELVES Coppard
- Guide to the A. E. Coppard Collection
- by Beinecke staff
- July 1996
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description note
- Finding aid written in English.
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