Bryn Mawr College Library Special Collections

Laurence Housman Papers

Part II: Box and Folder List: Outgoing and Third Party Correspondence

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Collection Number: M58

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General Outgoing Correspondence Letters and Other Materials On Censorship Third-Party Correspondence

General Outgoing Correspondence
(Unless otherwise noted, all letters by Housman were writen in Somerset.)

Box Folder Content Date
4 1

Adelman, Seymour:
3 ALsS: 1936 Aug 26; 1937 June 21; 13 Aug 1946
2 TLsS: 1936 Sept 15; 1936 Dec 24; 1937 Feb 4; 1937 March 31; 1937 Oct 28; 1939 Jan 23; 1939 Feb 27; 1946 Aug 13

A series of letters, mostly concerned with Seymour Ademan's collection of A.E. Housman materials. Housman , who is cordial throughout, thanks Adelman several times for his delicacy in handling the materials, and on several occasions offers him the opportunity to purchase A.E. Housman manuscripts and other memorabilia in his possession.

1936 Aug 26 -
1946 Aug 13
4 2 Addys-Scott, Mrs.: ALS: 9 July 1945 1945 July 9

Addys-Scott, R.A.: 2 ALsS: 14 Aug 1945 (with envelope), 28 Aug 1945

The letters to the Addys-Scotts concern R.A. Addys-Scott's collection of A.E. Housman material.

1945 Aug 14 - Aug 28

Attwater, Donald: ALS

Declines to write either of two possible essays on "Christian Revolutionaries" - Dick Sheppard or Lansbury. Purchased with the Adelman Fund.

1941 Sept 7

Bramley, Mr.: ALS

On his illustrations for Goblin Market and his further illustrations. Accompanies by a calligraphic copy of the note by the recipient and his note on the correspondence. Gift of Frederick and Louise Maser, May 1995.

9 Feb 1954
* Brown, Agnes Hewlett: 4 ALsS: 5 May 1916 New York, 8 June 1916, 25 Feb 1917 London, 19 May 1917 Kensington
Purchased with the Adelman Fund
1916 May 5 -
1917 May 19
Chapman, Cecil: ALS, Kensington 1903 Oct. 4

Clemens, Cecil: Carbon of typed page, Somerset 26 Sept 1936; copy of AL, Somerset, 12 Dec 1936

1936 Sept. 26; 1936 Dec. 12
Connor, Arthur: ACS, Dorset. 18 Mar 1911
Crosby-Brown, Mrs.: 4 AlsS
Gift of Bryn Mawr Bookshop of New York City, Oct. 1995.
1916 May 5 -
1917 May 19
4 3 Davray, Henry: ALS, Kensington 8 June (pencilled 1898)
Draper, Ruth: ALS; TLS 24 June 1936;
1 Dec 1937
French, Cecil: ALS with envelope, Hants
Purchased with the Adelman Fund
28 June 1922
Glass, Douglas: ALS with envelope
Purchased with the Adelman Fund
5 Mar 1932
Gould, Gerald: ALS 30 July 1936
Hardy, Thomas: ALS, Kensington 18 Mar 1908
Hobhouse, Thomas: ALS 25 Nov 1947
Kains-Jackson, Charles: 5 ALsS; 27 Oct 1922 New Milton; 27 May 1905 Kensington; 27 Sept 1905 Kensington; 19 Nov. 1905 Kensington; 4 Oct ny Kensington.
photocopy ALS (initials); Hants, 15 Oct 1923
1905 May 27 -
1923 Oct. 15
Landstrom, Russell: TLS
Purchased with The Adelman Fund, 1991
30 Oct 1943
4 4.1-4.10

League of British Dramatists (some letters addressed to Harold Rubenstein)
114 ALsS; 12 ACS; 74 TLsS; 4 TLS; 59 ACsS;

1932-1955
4 5.1 Long, Vincent: ALS.
Gift of the Friends of the Library, 1979.
1943 Nov. 15
Martin, Houston
5 ALsS: 7 May 1934, 19 May 1936 Cambridge, 11 June 1936, 5 Aug 1936, 4 June 1939

11 TLsS:
5 May 1934, 29 Sept 1936, 21 Oct 1936, 31 Dec 1936, 24 Feb 1937, 28 Jan 1938, 22 Apr 1939, 5 May 1939, 29 June 1939, 8 July 1939, 31 Aug 1939. (Folder includes unsigned typescript extract from a lecture on A Shropshire Lad)

1934 May 5 -
1939 Aug 31
4 5.2 Martin, Houston
17 ALsS: 17 Apr 1942, 7 July 1942, 10 July 1944 (but Housman notes in the letter that it is written in Coleford in the Forest of Dean), 12 May 1946 (with sheet listing photographs and documents that Martin might buy in support of Save Europe Now fund), 14 May 1946 (2 associated sheets enumerate A.E. Housman Oddments for sale), 31 May 1946 (associated sheet lists A.E. Housman mss sent to Martin with agreed prices), undated (ca June 1946), 8 July 1946, 30 July 1946, 8 Nov 1946, 31 Dec 1946, 30 Jan 1947, 5 Mar 1947, 27 Mar 1947, 24 June 1947, 17 July 1947, 24 Nov 1947, 9 Dec 1947 (includes typed sheet with 3 insertions for Cynthia for omitted lines to which reference is made in letter.)

TLS with a signed carbon copy (The date 12 Jan 1940 is corrected to 12 February in the original and to 19 Feb in the copy).

1940 Jan -
1947 Dec 9
4 5.3 Martin, Houston: 17 ALsS: 15 Feb 1948, 20 Mar 1948, 7 June 1948 with associated sheet containing copies of two letters (1925 and 1934) written by A.E. Housmanfrom Cambridge, 24 June 1948, 12 July 1948, 15 Sept 1948 with sheet listing prices offered by Martin for some letters of A.E. Housman, 25 Sept 1948 with sheet of copies of 3 letters of A.E. Housman (1895, 1907 and 1925), 27 Oct 1948, 12 Jan 1949, 5 Feb 1949, 5 Apr 1949, 21 July 1949, 27 Aug 1949, 12 Sept 1949 with separate sheet concerning publisher of Cynthia, 16 Oct 1949, 24 Mar 1950, 26 Apr 1950, with AL copy of his poem Love-bound Time. 1948 Feb. 15 - 1950 Apr. 26
5 1 Mitchell, Hannah: TLS and envelope, "Dear Miss Mitchell"; Somerset
Purchased with the Adelman Fund, 1998
10 Feb 1937
Pinker, J.: ALS 27 June 1936
Redway, (?): AL fragment ny July 24
Richards, Grant:
7 ALsS (c.1900):
London, 20 June 1905 Kensington, 19 Feb 1908 Kensington, 28 Feb 1908 Kensington, 3 April 1908 Kensington, 18 July 1908 Kensington, 19 Aug 1908 Kensington, 23 Sept 1908 Kensington;
ACS 30 Sept 1908 Kensington;
AL fragment 24 July (1958?) Kensington
1905 June 20 -
1908 Sept. 30
5 2 Rubinstein, Harold: 2 AlsS 1 June 1944; 12 June 1944
Rutland, Duchess of: TLS
Purchased with the Adelman Fund, 1992
29 June 1937
Rutland, Duchess of: ALS
17 Mar 1925
5 3 Secker, Martin: 2 TLsS 1 Mar 1938,
21 Sept 1938
5 4 Sheppard, Hugh Richard Laurie: ALS fragment undated np (contains copies of correspondence apparently marked for sections to be omitted in publication); TLS 16 July 1931 ; AL fragment undated, np (with handwritten copy). 1931
5 5.1-5.6 Society of Authors (letters addressed to George Thring, S. Lister-Kaye, Kilham Roberts, others)
123 ALsS; 33 ACsS; 1 APC; 4 ACS; 3 telegrams
1922-1943
5 6

Symons, A.J.A.: ALS; Engadine.
Gift of Bryn Mawr Bookshop New York City, Oct 1995

6 Sept 1928
Ward, R. H.: ALS; 7 June 1941
2 TLsS; Somerset, 6 Dec 1937, 31 Dec 1937
Purchased with Adelman Fund, 1986
1937 Dec. 6 -
1941 June 7
Wheeler, Ethel: ALS; Kensington
3 ALsS; Dorset, 15 Nov 1910; Hants, 29 Oct 1920; Hants, 23 Mar 1919
Purchased with Adelman Fund, 1986
1906 Jan. 10 -
1920 Oct. 29
Whittaker, Ruth: 2 ALsS; 19 Mar 1932; Somerset, 28 Oct 1927
Purchased with Adelman Fund, 1986
1927 Oct. 28; 1932 Mar. 19
5 7

Letters to Unidentified Correspondents
8 items

1923-1956

Letters and Other Materials On Censorship
Box Folder Content Date
5 8 "Editor of 'The Author'": ALS, concerning broadcast of play and attaching typed My 50 Years Fight with the Censor 11 Sept 1952
Redford, George Alexander: ALS, London (re: Examination of Plays based on scripture) 28 Oct 1902
Handwritten list of Housman's plays that have been licensed, those that have been refused a license, and "those that have no chance of having a license granted."  
Handwritten page of scenes from Victoria Regina.  
Written list of alterations required by censor.  
3 sheets concerning fees required for Victoria Regina plays.  
Written script of corrections for Lyric Theater productions of plays.  

Third Party Correspondence
Box Folder Content Date
5 9 Blackburn, Aubrey:
TLS, "Dear Mr Granville Barker", London;
AL, "My dear Gerald", Ramsgate
13 July 1933
1 Oct 1936
Bloch, A.: TL, "Dear Sir" copy (presumably from Society of Authors) nd
Braham, John:
ALS, "My dear Friend", London;
TL carbon, "Dear Mr. Blackburn", np
20 Feb 1852
22 July 1933
Driscoll, Emily: TLS, to Seymour Adelman, New York

1970 Aug. 24

 

Kapp, Edmond: ALS, "Dear Mr Grant-Richards", London (with hand-drawn illustration and list of proposed subjects for caricature) 2 Aug ny
("L.G. L"): ALS, "Dearest Lady Stepney", London 19 Aug 1863

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PART II: Box and Folder Content

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Last Update May 25, 2007. Special Collections