Authors, English -- 20th Century -- Archives
Subject Source: Local sources
Found in 21 Collections and/or Records:
Call Number: GEN MSS 828
Overview: The Peter Ackroyd papers primarily contain research files, manuscripts, drafts, and page proofs for many of Ackroyd's novels, biographies, and historical studies, as well as related correspondence and screenplays. Also present are his appointment books, some personal papers and photographs, and personal papers of his partner Brian Michael Kuhn (1952-1994).
Call Number: GEN MSS 663
Overview: The collection consists of manuscript and typescript drafts of Harold Acton's translations of Chinese literary works and his writings; correspondence from Chinese, English, and American scholars and friends; material relating to a lecture tour of Italy; and other papers. Highlights include the unpublished manuscript for Popular Chinese Plays, which was once thought lost, as well as correspondence concerning its projected publication by Henry Vetch. Also included...
Call Number: GEN MSS 1400
Overview: The J. M. Barrie Collection contains correspondence, writings, and other papers relating to the life and work of the British author and playwright J. M. Barrie. The material was accrued by the Beinecke Library through gifts and purchases in the decades preceding 2011, and assembled into one collection in 2015. Along with correspondence from, to, and about Barrie, and examples of his writings for the theater, serials, and various publishers and audiences, the collection contains images of Barrie...
Dates: 1686-1977, bulk 1890-1937
Call Number: GEN MSS 1013
Overview: The Papers contain correspondence with literary colleagues and family, most 1960s-1990s; drafts and reviews of novels and short stories, 1960s-2000; writings of others about Bates, most 1980s-1990s; audiocassettes of lectures by Bates about literature, 1960s-1970s, and interviews with him about his life and writings, 1980s; personal papers, including biographical information and legal documents, 1930s-1970s; a few photographs and documents concerning his International Brigade service during...
Dates: 1930-2002, bulk 1960-1995
Call Number: GEN MSS 454
Overview: The Marjorie Bowen Papers consist of the literary and personal papers of the British writer Gabrielle Margaret Vere Campbell, who published hundreds of works of fiction, historical fiction, and history, as well as reviews and opinion pieces, in the first half of the twentieth century. The collection primarily contains manuscripts, typescripts, and printed versions of her writings, with photographs, press cuttings, and some correspondence files that include letters from authors Samuel Clemens...
Dates: 1810-1998, bulk 1900-1951
Call Number: GEN MSS 873
Overview: The collection primarily consists of writings by Gilbert Cannan, containing autograph manuscripts of his novels, plays, poetry, and short stories, with some examples of his non-fiction writing, including the manuscript of his work Samuel Butler: a Critical Study. Series I holds the literary manuscripts, while Series II holds a law examination certificate and two photographs of Black Lake Cottage, in Farnham, Surrey, where Cannan lived for a time.
Dates: 1777-1925, bulk 1907-1925
Call Number: GEN MSS 141
Overview: The collection consists of letters and literary manuscripts by William De Morgan. Series I contains letters written to seven acquaintances including T. J. Cobden-Sanderson and William Mozely; some of the topics covered are De Morgan's bicycle patent and a writing project, the inventor John Worrell Keely, and Greek pottery. Series II contains autograph manuscripts and typescripts for four of De Morgan's novels: Joseph Vance (1906), Alice-for-short (1907), It never can happen again (1909), and...
Call Number: GEN MSS 1137
Scope and Contents: Papers relating to English author Robert Graves and his literary and social circle, collected by William S. Reese. The papers contain correspondence, 1916-1987 and undated, most autograph letters, signed, from Graves to correspondents including Desmond Flower, Dorothy and Ward Hutchinson, Violet and Walter McCormack, W. S. Merwin, Albert R. Mills, Frank Sanders, Siegfried Sassoon, Martin Secker, and other literary colleagues, friends, and family, with third-party correspondence about Graves,...
Dates: 1916-1987, bulk 1920-1980
Call Number: GEN MSS 773
Overview: The James Kirkup Papers includes correspondence, writings, photographs, audiovisual material, personal documents and memorabilia that document the life and work of British author James Kirkup.The papers span his writing career, from early school papers to printouts of digital books published in the 2000s, and include documentation of the diverse genres of Kirkup's research and writing. The papers document not only Kirkup's life and work, but also pacifism as a theme in literature,...
Dates: 1890-2007, bulk 1940-2007
Call Number: GEN MSS 476
Overview: The James Lees-Milne Papers contain correspondence, writings, and other papers of the author. The papers span the years 1907-1997, with the bulk falling between 1930-1997.Series I, Correspondence, is the most extensive, and documents Lees-Milne's relationships with a wide circle of close friends, social and literary acquaintances, publishers, the National Trust, his family and his wife's family. The majority of correspondents are members of the British aristocracy and of Britain's literary...
Call Number: GEN MSS 875
Overview: The collection consists of letters received by McDouall from his friends Harold Acton, Patrick Leigh Fermor, Evie Hone, John Sparrow, Cecil Woodham Smith, and others. They are personal in nature and include many invitations and thank-you notes. Also present is one photograph of two unidentified men.
Call Number: GEN MSS 991
Overview: The William McFee Collection contains correspondence between McFee and literary colleagues, publishers, friends, and family; third-party correspondence concerning McFee, his family, and his friendship with James T. Babb; autograph manuscript or typescript drafts for most of McFee's novels, and for short stories, essays, books reviews, and poems; autograph manuscript diaries, 1911-1963; writings of others, including Margery Allingham and Beatrice Allender McFee; photographs of McFee and others;...
Dates: 1862-1966, bulk 1900-1966
Call Number: GEN MSS 793
Overview: The Caryl Phillips Papers consists of correspondence, writings, research files, business papers, computer disks, audio recordings and printed material created and accumulated by Caryl Phillips from circa 1979 until 2006, including some research material with earlier dates. Writings include drafts (autograph manuscripts, typescripts, printouts, and computer files) and other material related to all of his major works during this time period, including the plays Strange Fruit (1981), Where There...
Dates: 1940-2015, bulk 1979-2015
Call Number: GEN MSS 513
Overview: The Alan Pryce-Jones papers consist of correspondence, manuscripts and printed versions of writings, family papers, diaries, financial papers, scrapbooks, photographs and other personal papers.Series I., Correspondence, includes letters from literary colleagues and acquaintances, family, and friends. It documents Pryce-Jones's career as a writer and editor, including many substantive letters from other writers and editors about their work. It also documents his family history, family...
Dates: circa 1810s-2000, bulk 1915-1990
Call Number: GEN MSS 1143
Scope and Contents: The David Alan Richards Collection of Rudyard Kipling consists of material by and relating to English author Rudyard Kipling. There are autograph and typescript letters, signed, from Kipling to others as well as some third-party letters relating to Kipling or the collection. Correspondents include Edward Bok, Ladies Home Journal, Sir Philip Burne-Jones, Moncure D. Conway, C. S. Jarvis, John Lockwood Kipling, A. E. W. Mason, H. Cotton Minchin, S. S. McClure...
Dates: 1869-2007, bulk 1894-1936
Call Number: GEN MSS 925
Overview: The collection consists chiefly of correspondence, diaries, notebooks, scrapbooks, business and estate records, writings, lectures, and gardening papers. Correspondents include family members such as Lionel Edward Sackville-West, Victoria Sackville, Harold Nicolson, and Nigel Nicolson, and friends and lovers including Rosamund Grosvenor, Hilda Matheson, Gwen St. Aubyn, and Christopher St. John. Writings include typescripts and manuscripts for works including the novels ...
Dates: 1866-2003, bulk 1900-1960
Call Number: GEN MSS 952
Overview: 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...
Dates: 1828-1942, bulk 1860-1895
Call Number: GEN MSS 283
Overview: Collection contains: holograph manuscript drafts of Thirkell's novels Private Enterprise and What Did it Mean?; correspondence between Thirkell and James Tinkham Babb, Barbara Waite Davidson, Gordon and Mary Haight, and others; third-party correspondence by Lance Thirkell, Laura Roberts Collins, C. A. Lejuene, and others; clippings and printed ephemera relating to Thirkell and her work; and computer media.
Call Number: GEN MSS 427
Overview: Collection contains correspondence, writings and other materials by or related to Violet Trefusis. The correspondence consists chiefly of approximately 500 letters from Trefusis to John Phillips written in the 1960's. Also included are letters to Trefusis from her mother, Alice Keppel, her sister, Sonia Keppel, and her husband, Denys Trefusis; several governmental departments in France and England concerning Trefusis's re-entry into France after World War II; and her nomination to the Légion...