English literature -- 20th Century
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Found in 29 Collections and/or Records:
Peter Ackroyd papers
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 87
Overview: The Agenda Records consist of materials from the production files of Agenda magazine from volume 7, number 3 (1969) through volume 37, number 4 (2000), with related financial records, and additional materials from editor William Cookson's files. Writings include works submitted for publication in Agenda or the Agenda Editions and consist of articles, poems, and reviews in holograph, typescript, galley and proof form, many bearing annotations by editor or author. The production files contain...
Dates: 1914-2001, bulk 1969-2001
George Barker collection
Call Number: GEN MSS 858
Overview: The collection consists of poetry and prose by George Barker in autograph, typescript, and printed forms, including poems with autograph revisions by T. S. Eliot. Also present are a small group of letters to Barker from editors and colleagues including Brian Higgins and Oscar Williams, six line drawings by Barker, and a collection of ten typescripts of poems by William Bell.
J. M. Barrie collection
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
Marjorie Bowen papers
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
Gilbert Cannan papers
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
Joseph Conrad Collection
Call Number: GEN MSS 1207
Overview: The Joseph Conrad Collection contains writings, correspondence, and other material by or relating to Joseph Conrad.
Agnes de Lima collection of Alyse Gregory
Call Number: YCAL MSS 164
Overview: The collection consists chiefly of letters from Gregory to de Lima, concerning their friendship; Gregory's writing and her life in Dorset and Devon; her interest in the New School for Social Research; and Randolph Silliman Bourne, Sigrid de Lima, the Powys family, and other literary friends. Other letters include correspondence between Gregory and Sigrid de Lima and Elizabeth Shepley Sergeant, and letters to Agnes de Lima from literary friends and publishers concerning Llewelyn Powys's letters...
Dates: 1924-1968, bulk 1939-1967
William De Morgan collection
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...
Michael Fraenkel papers
Call Number: GEN MSS 891
Overview: The collection consists of writings, correspondence, personal papers, and printed material, documenting the work of avant-garde writer and publisher Michael Fraenkel and his publishing company Carrefour Press, as well as the work of his wife Daphne Fraenkel who continued as director of the publishing company after Fraenkel's death and their literary executor Michael Peter Harris.
Ethel May Gate papers, 1912-1940.
Call Number: GEN MSS 250
Overview: Includes typescript and holograph manuscripts of Gate's collections of stories and poems for children, including "Punch & Robinetta", "The Fortunate Days", and "Tales from the Enchanted Isles", among others. Other writings include the essay collection "The Harvest of the Years" and individual short stories, poems, novels, and plays, including two acts completing Sir James M. Barrie's unfinished play, "Shall We Join the Ladies?". Also in the collection are actors' annotated copies of many of...
Alyse Gregory papers
Call Number: YCAL MSS 163
Overview: The collection consists chiefly of correspondence, with smaller amounts of diaries, writings, notebooks, artworks, photographs, and other personal papers. Also present are papers of others closely associated with Gregory, including papers of Llewelyn Powys; writings of John Cowper Powys and Edna St. Vincent Millay; and diaries of Gertrude Powys. Accompanying these is a small amount of correspondence and notes of Rosemary Manning, concerning Gregory's papers.
Dates: 1888-1982, bulk 1939-1967
G. Evelyn Hutchinson papers relating to Rebecca West
Call Number: GEN MSS 240
Overview: The papers document many aspects of Rebecca West's life, including her friendships with the Hutchinsons and others, her marriage and her relationship with her son, Anthony West. In addition to letters from West and her husband Henry Andrews, there are letters from others to Hutchinson about West, including Victoria Glendinning, Alan Maclean, Alexandra Pringle and Diana Stainforth. Writings includes photocopies of early poems by West and a corrected typescript of a group of late poems, "An Old...
Matilda Tyler Collection of Rudyard Kipling
Call Number: GEN MSS 1289
Overview: Manuscripts, correspondence, printed material, and memorabilia by Rudyard Kipling, as well as material about Kipling, collected by Matilda Tyler.
Andrew Lang collection
Call Number: GEN MSS 1109
Overview: The collection contains autograph letters, signed, written by Andrew Lang to acquaintances and colleagues, a photograph of Lang, and a small group of autograph manuscripts.
D. H. Lawrence collection
Call Number: GEN MSS 1093
Overview: The collection consists of correspondence, writings, agreements and contracts, photographs and artwork. The material documents Lawrence's writing career, his relationships with friends and publishers, and his travels in New Mexico, Mexico and Europe. Included is correspondence between his wife, Frieda Lawrence, and their mutual friends, and records relating to the rights to D. H. Lawrence's works after his death.
Robin McDouall correspondence
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.
William McFee collection
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
Osborn Manuscript Files
Call Number: OSB MSS FILE
Overview: The Osborn Manuscript Files contain single, unbound manuscripts and small groups of manuscripts acquired for the Osborn Collection from various sources at various times.
Dates: 14th - 20th century
Eric Allen Osborne papers concerning In letters of red
Call Number: GEN MSS 512
Overview: The collection consists of letters and manuscripts documenting the publication of the anthology in 1938. Contributors include: W. H. Auden, John Brownson, Cecil Day Lewis, Lion Feuchtwanger, George de Fiedorowicz, Louis Golding, Geoffrey Grigson, Robert Herring, Herbert Hodge, James Lansdale Hodson, Jeffrey Eardley Jeffrey, Peter Lagger, David Low, Louis MacNeice, Kingsley Martin, Siegfried Sassoon, John Strachey, Frank Tilsley, Edward Upward and Rex Warner.Series I, Correspondence,...