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William Somerset Maugham collection of papers

Title
William Somerset Maugham collection of papers, [1897]-1964.
Author
Maugham, W. Somerset (William Somerset), 1874-1965.
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Box 1: A-MMixed materialUse in libraryBeing filmed*Z-10384 r. 1 Box 1: A-MSchwarzman Building - Berg Collection Room 320
Boxes 2-3: N-EndMixed materialUse in libraryBeing filmed*Z-10384 r. 2 Boxes 2-3: N-EndSchwarzman Building - Berg Collection Room 320
Mixed materialPermit neededAvailableBerg Coll MSS MaughamSchwarzman Building - Berg Collection Room 320

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Description
746 items.
Subject
Additional Formats (note)
  • Available on microfilm as part of William S.Maugham collection of papers;
Biography (note)
  • William Somerset Maugham was a British fiction and comedy writer, essayist, playwright, and literary critic.
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. The bulk of the materials was previously owned by W. T. H. Howe, the American Play Co., and the literary agency A. P. Watt and son.
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  • Cataloged
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Berg Coll MSS Maugham
Author
Maugham, W. Somerset (William Somerset), 1874-1965.
Title
William Somerset Maugham collection of papers, [1897]-1964.
Summary
This is a synthetic collection consisting of typescripts, manuscripts, correspondence, and legal documents. The typescripts and manuscripts include plays, short stories, novels, and other writings, as well as plays based on the author's works. Also included are agreements, forms, and statements from various theatrical agencies concerning the author. The correspondence consists of letters from the author, dating from [1897] to 1964, to Kate Mary Bruce, William Morris Colles, Violet Hunt, Edward Knoblock, Sir Edward Howard Marsh, Muriel Rukeyser, Clement King Shorter, Carl Van Vechten, the literary agency of A. P. Watt and Son, and others. Other letters, relating to the author, date from [1921] to 1956; the correspondents include Ian Fleming, Robert Graves, A. P. Watt and Son, the literary agency James B. Pinker and Son, and others. There are letters to Maugham from Shah Agha Khan, Felix Ferry, and Sir Stanley Unwin, dating from 1950 to [1954?].
Additional Formats
William Somerset Maugham's outgoing correspondence Available on microfilm as part of William S.Maugham collection of papers; service copy classmark: *Z-10384.
Biography
William Somerset Maugham was a British fiction and comedy writer, essayist, playwright, and literary critic.
Indexes
Inventory list and card catalog available in repository.
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Bruce, Kate Mary Maugham, 1897-
Colles, William Morris, 1855-1926.
Ferry, Felix.
Fleming, Ian, 1908-1964.
Graves, Robert, 1895-1985.
Hunt, Violet, 1862-1942.
Khan, Agha Mohammad Yahya, 1917-
Knoblock, Edward, 1874-1945.
Marsh, Edward Howard, Sir, 1872-1953.
Rukeyser, Muriel, 1913-1980.
Shorter, Clement King, 1857-1926.
Unwin, Stanley, Sir, 1884-1968.
Van Vechten, Carl, 1880-1964.
Howe, W. T. H. (William Thomas Hildrup) Former owner
A. P. Watt and Son.
James B. Pinker and Son.
American Play Company. Former owner
A. P. Watt and Son. Former owner
Research Call Number
Berg Coll MSS Maugham
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