George Augustus Sala collection
Scope and Contents
The George Augustus Sala Collection consists of papers accumulated by Ralph Straus in writing his biography of Sala; and autograph manuscript correspondence and writings by Sala acquired by the Library from other sources. Papers of Straus consist of autograph letters, signed, to and from Sala, members of his family, and others; autograph manuscript writings and notes by Sala; clippings of articles by and about Sala; photographs, engraved portraits, and printed caricatures of Sala; and autograph manuscript notes and correspondence of Straus.
- 1828 - 1942
- Majority of material found within 1860 - 1895
Conditions Governing Access
The materials are open for research.
Conditions Governing Use
The George Augustus Sala 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
Ralph Straus Papers Relating to George Augustus Sala: purchased from Pickering and Chatto on the Plain Fund, 1946.
Materials from Other Sources: acquired from various sources, 1937-2005. For more information, see the finding aid container list.
Organized into two series: I. Ralph Straus Papers Relating to George Augustus Sala, 1828-1942. II. Materials from Other Sources, 1855-1899.
10.51 Linear Feet (26 boxes)
Language of Materials
The George Augustus Sala Collection consists of papers accumulated by Ralph Straus in writing his biography of Sala; and autograph manuscript correspondence and writings by Sala acquired from other sources. Papers of Straus consist of autograph letters, signed, to and from Sala, members of his family, and others; autograph manuscript writings and notes by Sala; clippings of articles by and about Sala; photographs, engraved portraits, and printed caricatures of Sala; and autograph manuscript notes and correspondence of Straus.
George Augustus Sala (1828-1895)
English journalist; contributed to the Daily Telegraph and other serials; and published collections of his articles. Sala was a son of singer and actress Henrietta Catherina Florentina Simon Sala (1789?-1860). He married Harriet Elizabeth Hollingsworth Sala (died 1885) in 1859, and he married Bessie Stannard Sala in 1890.
Ralph Straus (1882-1950)
English author and journalist. Author of Sala: the Portrait of an Eminent Victorian (London: Constable, ).
This collection consists of materials formerly classed as MS Vault Shelves Sala, Ms Vault Sala, Uncat MS Vault 801, and Uncat Ms Vault File. In 2013, the collection received a baseline level of processing, including partial rehousing and minimal organization. The collection was reclassed under one call number, materials were organized by acquisition, and containers were renumbered in a single sequence. Most folder titles and folder notes were adapted from card catalog descriptions; some were assigned by Library staff. Chronological arrangement within groups of correspondence was retained, and card catalog see references from names of correspondents were adapted as subseries notes. Some names of correspondents were updated to conform to Library of Congress name authorities. Folder titles were not verified against contents.
- Authors -- England -- 19th century
- Authors -- England -- 20th Century
- Authors, English -- 19th century -- Archives
- Authors, English -- 20th Century -- Archives
- Daily telegraph (London, England)
- Engravings (prints) -- England -- 19th century
- Journalism -- England
- Journalists -- England
- Journalists -- England -- 19th century
- Photographs -- England -- 19th century
- Sala family
- Sala, Bessie Stannard
- Sala, George Augustus, 1828-1895
- Sala, Harriet Elizabeth Hollingsworth, -1885
- Sala, Henrietta Catherina Florentina Simon, 1789?-1860
- Straus, Ralph, 1882-1950
- Straus, Ralph, 1882-1950 (Sala)
- Guide to the George Augustus Sala Collection
- by Beinecke staff
- June 2013
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description note
- Finding aid written in English.
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