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George Bernard Shaw letter of 1909 February 2 to the editor of The Times

Title
George Bernard Shaw letter of 1909 February 2 to the editor of The Times : manuscript copy.
Author
Shaw, Bernard, 1856-1950
Publication
between circa 1909 and circa 1933.
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TextPermit needed ​ Berg Coll MSS 186093Schwarzman Building - Berg Collection Room 320

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Description
1 item (2 pages); 23 x 18 cm + accompanying material
Summary
Bernard Shaw, born George Bernard Shaw, was an Irish writer of novels, plays, poems, short stories, and literary criticism. The item is a manuscript copy of George Bernard Shaw's letter to the editor of The Times of London, dated February 2, 1909, published on February 5, 1909. Shaw responds to a letter published in The Times on January 29, 1909 by English writer H.W. Mallock. Mallock had criticized remarks on income inequality made by Keir Hardie, M.P. at a Labour Party conference in Portsmouth, England on January 27th, as reported by the press. Shaw defended Hardie and questioned Mallock's knowledge of socialism and political economy in general, initiating an exchange of letters in the newspapers. The manuscript, in an unknown hand, is accompanied by an undated typed transcript of the item (3 pages), and a small half-tone photographic portrait of Shaw.
Subject
  • Mallock, W. H. 1849-1923 > Correspondence
  • Shaw, Bernard, 1856-1950 > Correspondence
  • Authors, English > 20th century > Correspondence
  • Dramatists, Irish > 20th century > Correspondence
  • Letters to the editor > London
  • Socialism
  • Great Britain > Politics and government > 1901-1910
Genre/Form
  • Letters (correspondence)
  • Letters to the editor.
  • Manuscripts (documents)
Note
  • Originally thought to be in the hand of George Bernard Shaw.
  • End date estimated from letterhead address on dealer's description.
Access (note)
  • Restricted access;
Source (note)
  • Jon Bresler;
Publications (note)
  • The Shaw-Mallock letters are published in Bernard Shaw's Socialism and Superior Brains: A Reply to Mr. Mallock (Fabian Tract No. 146), London: Fabian Society, 1909.
Call Number
Berg Coll MSS 186093
OCLC
1333444078
Author
Shaw, Bernard, 1856-1950, author.
Title
George Bernard Shaw letter of 1909 February 2 to the editor of The Times : manuscript copy.
Production
between circa 1909 and circa 1933.
Type of Content
text
Type of Medium
unmediated
Type of Carrier
sheet
Restricted Access
Restricted access; Berg Collection; Permit must be requested at the division indicated.
Publications
The Shaw-Mallock letters are published in Bernard Shaw's Socialism and Superior Brains: A Reply to Mr. Mallock (Fabian Tract No. 146), London: Fabian Society, 1909.
Source
Gift; Jon Bresler; 2022.
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Dramatists.
Research Call Number
Berg Coll MSS 186093
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