H. G. Wells collection of papers

Title
H. G. Wells collection of papers, 1892-1952 bulk (1896-1939).
Author
Wells, H. G. (Herbert George), 1866-1946.
Supplementary Content
Finding Aid

Items in the Library & Offsite


About 1 Item.
Still Loading More items...

FormatAccessStatusCall NumberLocation
Mixed materialPermit neededAvailableBerg Coll MSS WellsSchwarzman Building - Berg Collection Room 320

Details

Additional Authors
Description
696 items.
Genre/Form
  • Correspondence.
  • Diaries.
Access (note)
  • Restricted access;
Biography (note)
  • H. G. Wells was a British novelist, short-story writer, journalist, and essayist.
Indexes/Finding Aids (note)
  • Inventory list and card catalog available in repository.
Provenance (note)
  • This is a synthetic collection, created from materials acquired through gift and purchase from various sources. Former owners include W. T. H. Howe, Arthur Pforzheimer, Clement King Shorter, and the literary agency A. P. Watt and Son.
Processing Action (note)
  • Cataloged
Call Number
Berg Coll MSS Wells
Author
Wells, H. G. (Herbert George), 1866-1946.
Title
H. G. Wells collection of papers, 1892-1952 bulk (1896-1939).
Summary
This is a synthetic collection consisting of manuscripts and typescripts, correspondence, diaries for 1907 through 1913, legal and financial documents, portraits, and pictorial works. The manuscripts include a short story and essay by Wells, and memoranda from the literary agency A. P. Watt and Son relating to the author. The typescripts consist of stories, film scenarios, descriptive copy for a dust jacket, and essays. Also included are agreements between the author and his publishers. The diaries were kept by Sir Sidney Philip Perigal Waterlow recording conversations with the author and others.
The correspondence, dating from 1892 to 1942, include letters from the author to William Maxwell Aitken, C. F. Cazenove of the Literary Agency of London, Joseph Conrad, Ford Madox Ford, Strickland Gibson, Violet Hunt, John Lane, Morley Roberts, T. Fisher Unwin, the literary agency A. P. Watt and Son, Leonard Woolf, and others. There are also letters relating to the author, dating from [1900] to 1952, exchanged between various correspondents including Benn (Ernest) Ltd., Doubleday, Page & Co., Field, Roscoe & Co., Lucienne Southgate, Amy Catherine Wells, Marjorie Wells, and others. There are letters to Wells from Edward J. Bing, J. M. Dent and Sons, Doubleday, Page & Co., George Gissing, William Heinemann Ltd., Metheun & Co., Ltd., John Collings Squire, Hugh Walpole, and A. P. Watt and Son, dating from 1902 to 1931.
Restricted Access
Restricted access; Berg Collection; Permit must be requested at the division indicated.
Biography
H. G. Wells was a British novelist, short-story writer, journalist, and essayist.
Indexes
Inventory list and card catalog available in repository.
Local Note
Creation of collection-level record funded with the generous support of the Gladys Kreible Delmas Foundation.
Connect to:
Added Author
Waterlow, Sydney, 1878-1944.
Beaverbrook, Max Aitken, Baron, 1879-1964.
Bing, Edward J.
Cazenove, C. F.
Conrad, Joseph, 1857-1924.
Ford, Ford Madox, 1873-1939.
Gibson, Strickland, 1877-1958.
Gissing, George, 1857-1903.
Hunt, Violet, 1862-1942.
Lane, John, 1854-1925.
Roberts, Morley, 1857-1942.
Southgate, Lucienne.
Squire, John Collings, Sir, 1884-1958.
Walpole, Hugh, 1884-1941.
Wells, Catherine, 1872-1927.
Wells, Marjorie Craig.
Woolf, Leonard, 1880-1969.
Howe, W. T. H. (William Thomas Hildrup) Former owner
Pforzheimer, Arthur. Former owner
Shorter, Clement King, 1857-1926. Former owner
A. P. Watt and Son.
Benn, Ernest, limited, London.
Doubleday, Page & Company.
Field, Roscoe & Company.
Heinemann (Firm).
J.M. Dent & Sons.
Metheun & Co.
T. Fisher Unwin (Firm)
A. P. Watt and Son. Former owner
Research Call Number
Berg Coll MSS Wells
View in Legacy Catalog