Bernard F. Burgunder Collection Of George Bernard Shaw, [ca. 1810]-1990

Collection Number: 4617

Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections
Cornell University Library


DESCRIPTIVE SUMMARY

Title:
Bernard F. Burgunder Collection of George Bernard Shaw, [ca. 1810]-1990.
Collection Number:
4617
Creator:
Bernard, Shaw 1856-1950.
Quantity:
53.8 linear ft.
Forms of Material:
Manuscripts, letters, documents, photographs, broadsides, microfilms, videocassettes, audio cassettes, posters, and other materials.
Repository:
Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Abstract:
Manuscripts, letters, documents, photographs, broadsides, microfilms, videocassettes, audio cassettes, posters, and other materials by and about Shaw, covering all aspects of his varied literary, critical, personal, and political activities.
Language:
Collection material in English


BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE

British playwright; literary, art, and music critic; lecturer and essayist; and socialist. One of the founders of the Fabian Society, precursor of England's Socialist Party.

COLLECTION DESCRIPTION

Manuscripts, letters, documents, photographs, broadsides, microfilms, videocassettes, audio cassettes, posters, and other materials by and about Shaw, covering all aspects of his varied literary, critical, personal, and political activities. Includes 2122 manuscripts by or about Shaw; 832 letters by Shaw; 2580 photographs, including some 2400 of productions of Shaw's plays at the Arts Theatre Club in London, 70 photographs of Shaw himself and 14 taken by Shaw; and a large collection of theater programs for productions of Shaw's plays through 1990, reviews of his plays, newspaper clippings which include articles on his many speeches and lectures, and proofs and rehearsal copies of his plays. Also, recordings of some of Shaw's radio broadcasts, and a 1962 BBC broadcast of Blanche Patch remembering Shaw. Also included are a bronze cast of a bust of Shaw by Clare Winsten, 1946, together with a letter from Shaw to her husband Stephen suggesting her as the artist for the bust (June 13, 1946), and related photographs, letters, and other materials concerning the bust's appearance at the opening of the St. Pancras Library and Shaw Theatre in 1971.
Correspondents include: Mrs. Patrick Campbell, the British Broadcasting Corporation, Lady Gregory, Hesketh Pearson, Blanche Patch, Charlotte Payne-Townshend Shaw (his wife), Harley Granville-Barker, Henry Arthur Jones, Gertrude Lawrence, F.E. Loewenstein, Sean O'Casey, Dame Sybil Thorndike, George Herbert Thring, Gene Tunney, H.G. Wells, Dan H. Laurence, and Bernard F. Burgunder. Also included are a 1903 letter to Charles Dickens's daughter Kate Perugini, concerning her father's literary stature, and an 1889 letter to Tighe Hopkins in which Shaw predicts the future of his own writing career.
Additional materials relating to Ann Elder Jackson. Includes autograph letters, notes and postcards from George Bernard Shaw to Ms. Jackson. Subjects include travel plans, rehearsal schedules, and diary engagements in addition to detailed instructions for Elder as his secretary.
SUBJECTS

Names:
Shaw, Bernard,1856-1950.
Burgunder, Bernard.
Campbell, Patrick, Mrs., 1865-1940.
Dickens, Charles, 1812-1870.
Granville-Barker, Harley, 1877-1946.
Gregory, 1852-1932.
Halls, Robert James, 1873-1932.
Hopkins, Tighe, 1856-1919.
Jones, Henry Arthur, 1851-1929.
Laurence, Dan H.
Lawrence, Gertrude.
Loewenstein, Fritz Erwin, 1901-
O'Casey, Sean, 1880-1964.
Patch, Blanche, b. 1878.
Pearson, Hesketh, 1887-1964.
Perugini, Kate, 1839-1929.
Shaw, Charlotte Frances Payne-Townshend.
Thorndike, Sybil, 1882-1976.
Thring, George Herbert, 1859-1941.
Tunney, Gene, 1898-
Wells, H. G.(Herbert George), 1866-1946.
Winsten, Clare, 1894-1989.
Arts Theatre Club (London, England).
St. Pancras Library.
British Broadcasting Corporation.

Subjects:
Drama--England--History--Sources.
Theater--England--History--20th century.
English literature--20th century.
Modernism (Literature).
Irish literature.
Socialism--Great Britain--History--Sources.
Musical criticism--England.
Art criticism--England.
English literature--History and criticism.
Socialism and theater.
Authors and the theater.
Theater--Production and direction.
Theatrical posters.
Authors, English.
Authors, Irish.
Authors, English.

Places:
Great Britain--Politics and government--20th century.

Form and Genre Terms:
Photographs.
Portraits.
Busts (figures).


INFORMATION FOR USERS

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Cite As:
Bernard F. Burgunder Collection of George Bernard Shaw, #4617. Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.
The published guide, containing more information about the collection, is available by clicking here. 6 MB PDF

RELATED MATERIALS

A large collection of books by and about Shaw (ca. 2530 titles) is also housed in the repository.
SERIES LIST

Series I. Manuscripts
Box 1-7
A - Ad
The Adventures of the Black Girl in Her Search For God
An - B
C - F
Diaries
G - I
J - P
Q - Z
Series II. Documents
Box 8
Series III. Envelopes annotated by Shaw
Box 9
Series IV. Outgoing Correspondence
Box 10-18, 112-114
Undated-1907
1908-1915
1916-1920
1921-1930
Dodd, Meade, & Co.
1931-1937
1938-1943
1944-1950
E. M. Wheeler
Ann Elder [Jackson]
Series V. Manuscripts and Correspondence to and by others
Boxes 19-32, 115-116
A - B
Campbell
Campbell 1939 - D
Cockerell, Sir Sydney To Judy Musters
E - K
Healy, George H. To Bernard F. Burgunder
L - Pas
Laurence, Dan H.
Mushlin, M. Harry to Bernard F. Burgunder
Musters, Judy to Ann Carr Jackson
Patterson, Jane
Pat - Shav
Shaw - Sz
T - Z
Watt, W. P.
Series VI. Miscellaneous Printed Material
Boxes 33-37
A - H
Collected Letters
I - S
T - Z, and letters
Works - Reviews, etc.
Series VII. Reviews on G.B. Shaw
Boxes 38-39
Series VIII. Miscellaneous Printed Material by others
Boxes 40-42, 44-48
A - C
D - I
J - L
M - Pa
Pb - R
S - Shaw Festival
Shaw Society - Z
Series IX. Statuettes
Boxes 43
Series X. Photographs of Shaw and Others
Boxes 49-53
Photographs of Shaw
A - F
G - M
N - Z
Series XI. Photographs of Shaw's plays
Boxes 54-56
A - C
D - O
P - Z
Series XII. Shaviana
Boxes 57-64
General Shaviana
Shaviana Hat
Printed Shaviana
A - Shaw (F)
Shaw (G - Z)
Laing Collection Clippings
Series XIII. Playbills, Posters, Pressbooks
Boxes 65 and Mapcase Folders
Series XIV. Theater Programs
Boxes 66-73
A - B
C
D - G
H - Maj
Mak - Mz)
O - Sa
Sb - Z
Miscellaneous
Series XV. Arts Theatre Club Photographs
Boxes 74-96, 111-111B
Arts Theatre Club Photographs (8x10)
Unidentified, A
B
Ca - Cn
Co - Cz
D
E
F
G
Ha - Hob
Hoc - Hz
I
J - L
Maa - Mas
Mat - Mz
N - O
P - Q
R
Sa - Sh
Si - Sz
Ta - Tra
Trb - Tz
U - V
W - Z
Arts Theatre Club Photographs (8x14)
Unidentified, A - B
C - G
H - J
K - L
M - N
O - R
S
T
U - Z
Arts Theatre Club Photographs (11x17)
A - C
D - G
H - L
M - Q
R - S
T - Z
Arts Theatre Club Photographs (oversized)
Series XVI. Miscellany Media
Boxes 117-120
Series XVII. Museum items
Boxes 122, 124 and MU items

CONTAINER LIST

Container
Description
Date
Box 1 Folder 1
GBS : Autograph Manuscript [fragment] "actually claims to be the first playwright to put sexual love on the stage,..."
n.d.
See: Harris, Frank. Bernard Shaw. New York, 1931. p. 233.; with transcript
Box 1 Folder 2
GBS : Address Book
[pre-1900]
format: photostat
quantity: 133 leaves
Made from the Microfilm of the address book in the British Museum, numbered 50715
Box 1 Folder 3
GBS : Autograph Manuscript: Address Book
ca. 1902
format: photostat
quantity: 55 leaves
Box 1 Folder 4
GBS : Typed Manuscript Signed: Address to the U.S.A. [fragment]
Summer 1940
quantity: 1 leaf
Includes note by GBS dated April 7, 1942; See: p. 322 of R. Mander & J. Mithcenson, Theatrical Companion to Shaw (London 1954) for text and circumstances
Box 1 Folder 5
GBS : Typed Manuscript: Address to the U.S.A.
Summer 1940
format: copy
quantity: 1 item
From the Tunney Collection
Manuscript: The Adventures of the Black Girl in Her Search For God
format: illustration proofs
quantity: 151 items
Made from various states of the wood engravings prepared by John Farleigh for the book published in December 1932; all items formed part of the Black Girl Collection, acquired by Cornell in October 1984
Box 1 Folder 6
GBS : Manuscript: The Adventures of the Black Girl in Her Search For God [Illustration proofs] 1) Title page
n.d.
format: 3 proofs
quantity: 3 leaves
Box 1 Folder 7
GBS : Manuscript: The Adventures of the Black Girl in Her Search For God [Illustration proofs] 2) Headpiece with capital W
n.d.
format: 3 proofs
quantity: 2 leaves
Box 1 Folder 8
GBS : Manuscript: The Adventures of the Black Girl in Her Search For God [Illustration proofs] 3) Lord of Hosts
n.d.
format: 4 proofs
quantity: 4 leaves
Box 1 Folder 9
GBS : Manuscript: The Adventures of the Black Girl in Her Search For God [Illustration proofs] 4) God of Job
n.d.
format: 4 proofs
quantity: 4 leaves
Box 1 Folder 10
GBS : Manuscript: The Adventures of the Black Girl in Her Search For God [Illustration proofs] 5) Ecclesiastes
n.d.
format: 8 proofs
quantity: 4 leaves
3 leaves mounted together on stationery of M.H. Mushlin
Box 1 Folder 11
GBS : Manuscript: The Adventures of the Black Girl in Her Search For God [Illustration proofs] 6) King Richard the Lion
n.d.
format: 7 proofs
quantity: 5 leaves
Box 1 Folder 12
GBS : Manuscript: The Adventures of the Black Girl in Her Search For God [Illustration proofs] 7) Micah
n.d.
format: 3 proofs
quantity: 2 leaves
Box 1 Folder 13
GBS : Manuscript: The Adventures of the Black Girl in Her Search For God [Illustration proofs] 8) Myopic professor
n.d.
format: 9 proofs
quantity: 8 leaves
Box 1 Folder 14
GBS : Manuscript: The Adventures of the Black Girl in Her Search For God [Illustration proofs] 9) Roman soldier
n.d.
format: 12 proofs
quantity: 8 leaves
Box 1 Folder 15
GBS : Manuscript: The Adventures of the Black Girl in Her Search For God [Illustration proofs] 10) Conjuror
n.d.
format: 12 proofs
quantity: 8 leaves
Box 1 Folder 16
GBS : Manuscript: The Adventures of the Black Girl in Her Search For God [Illustration proofs] 11) Ancient fisherman
n.d.
format: 12 proofs
quantity: 6 leaves
Box 1 Folder 17
GBS : Manuscript: The Adventures of the Black Girl in Her Search For God [Illustration proofs] 12) Explorers
n.d.
format: 9 proofs
quantity: 5 leaves
Box 1 Folder 18
GBS : Manuscript: The Adventures of the Black Girl in Her Search For God [Illustration proofs] 13) Sculptor
n.d.
format: 16 proofs
quantity: 11 leaves
Box 1 Folder 19
GBS : Manuscript: The Adventures of the Black Girl in Her Search For God [Illustration proofs] 14) Arab
n.d.
format: 7 proofs
quantity: 4 leaves
Box 1 Folder 20
GBS : Manuscript: The Adventures of the Black Girl in Her Search For God [Illustration proofs] 15) Voltaire
n.d.
format: 8 proofs
quantity: 7 leaves
Box 1 Folder 21
GBS : Manuscript: The Adventures of the Black Girl in Her Search For God [Illustration proofs] 16) Irishman
n.d.
format: 10 proofs
quantity: 6 leaves
Box 1 Folder 22
GBS : Manuscript: The Adventures of the Black Girl in Her Search For God [Illustration proofs] 17) Too busy to search
n.d.
format: 8 proofs
quantity: 6 leaves
Box 1 Folder 23
GBS : Manuscript: The Adventures of the Black Girl in Her Search For God [Illustration proofs] 18) Headpiece of typewriter and books
n.d.
format: 5 proofs
quantity: 3 leaves
Box 1 Folder 24
GBS : Manuscript: The Adventures of the Black Girl in Her Search For God [Illustration proofs] 19) Peace
n.d.
format: 1 proof
quantity: 1 leaf
Box 1 Folder 25
GBS : Manuscript: The Adventures of the Black Girl in Her Search For God [Illustration proofs] 20) Tailpiece of spear and harp
n.d.
format: 2 proofs
quantity: 2 leaves
(See also #21)
Box 1 Folder 26
GBS : Manuscript: The Adventures of the Black Girl in Her Search For God [Illustration proofs] 21) Endpapers
n.d.
format: 2 proofs
quantity: 6 leaves
One proof used for trial layout of front and back covers of the book; also contains proof of Tailpiece of spear and harp
Box 1 Folder 27
GBS : Manuscript: The Adventures of the Black Girl in Her Search For God [Illustration proofs] 22) Back cover design
n.d.
format: 2 proofs
quantity: 2 leaves
Box 1 Folder 28-67
The Adventures of the Black Girl in Her Search For God
format: illustration sketches; pencil, ink, and watercolor
quantity: 40 items
Preparatory sketches, for the book published in December 1932; all items formed part of the Black Girl Collection, acquired by Cornell in October 1984
Box 1 Folder 28
Farleigh : Manuscript: The Adventures of the Black Girl in Her Search For God [Illustration sketches] 1) Title page
June 15, 1932
format: pencil;
On verso is written Shaw's autographed letter signed to Farleigh
Box 1 Folder 29
GBS : Manuscript: The Adventures of the Black Girl in Her Search For God [Illustration sketches] 2) Title page
n.d.
format: pencil
Box 1 Folder 30
Farleigh : Manuscript: The Adventures of the Black Girl in Her Search For God [Illustration sketches] 3) Title page
n.d.
format: watercolor
Box 1 Folder 31
Farleigh : Manuscript: The Adventures of the Black Girl in Her Search For God [Illustration sketches] 4) Headpiece with capital W
n.d.
format: watercolor
Box 1 Folder 32
Farleigh : Manuscript: The Adventures of the Black Girl in Her Search For God [Illustration sketches] 5) Lord of Hosts
n.d.
format: watercolor
Box 1 Folder 33
Farleigh : Manuscript: The Adventures of the Black Girl in Her Search For God [Illustration sketches] 6) God of Job
n.d.
format: watercolor
Box 1 Folder 34
GBS : Manuscript: The Adventures of the Black Girl in Her Search For God [Illustration sketches] 7) Ecclesiastes
n.d.
format: pencil
Box 1 Folder 35
Farleigh : Manuscript: The Adventures of the Black Girl in Her Search For God [Illustration sketches] 8) Ecclesiastes
n.d.
format: watercolor
Box 1 Folder 36
Farleigh : Manuscript: The Adventures of the Black Girl in Her Search For God [Illustration sketches] 9) King Richard the Lion
n.d.
format: watercolor
Box 1 Folder 37
GBS : Manuscript: The Adventures of the Black Girl in Her Search For God [Illustration sketches] 10) Micah
n.d.
format: watercolor
Also contains a note in Shaw's hand on verso
Box 1 Folder 38
Farleigh : Manuscript: The Adventures of the Black Girl in Her Search For God [Illustration sketches] 11) Micah
October 30, 1932
format: watercolor
With a hinged overlay; on verso is Shaw's autographed letter signed to Farleigh
Box 1 Folder 39
Farleigh : Manuscript: The Adventures of the Black Girl in Her Search For God [Illustration sketches] 12) Micah
n.d.
format: pencil tracing
With note on verso by Shaw; (see also #34)
Box 1 Folder 40
Farleigh : Manuscript: The Adventures of the Black Girl in Her Search For God [Illustration sketches] 13) Micah
n.d.
format: watercolor
Box 1 Folder 41
GBS : Manuscript: The Adventures of the Black Girl in Her Search For God [Illustration sketches] 14) Myopic professor
n.d.
format: watercolor
Box 1 Folder 42
Farleigh : Manuscript: The Adventures of the Black Girl in Her Search For God [Illustration sketches] 15) Myopic professor
n.d.
format: watercolor
Box 1 Folder 43
GBS : Manuscript: The Adventures of the Black Girl in Her Search For God [Illustration sketches] 16) Beanstalk
n.d.
format: ink
Drawn on verso of printed proof sheet, numbered 64, and including the heading "Thou Art The Man," for the "Preface on Doctors" to Shaw's play The Doctor's Dilemma.
Box 1 Folder 44
GBS : Manuscript: The Adventures of the Black Girl in Her Search For God [Illustration sketches] 17) Roman soldier as Bobadil
n.d.
format: ink
Box 1 Folder 45
GBS : Manuscript: The Adventures of the Black Girl in Her Search For God [Illustration sketches] 18) Roman soldier as Tin Wellington
n.d.
format: ink
Box 1 Folder 46
Farleigh : Manuscript: The Adventures of the Black Girl in Her Search For God [Illustration sketches] 19) Roman soldier, 1st version
n.d.
format: watercolor
Box 1 Folder 47
Farleigh : Manuscript: The Adventures of the Black Girl in Her Search For God [Illustration sketches] 20) Roman soldier, 2nd version
n.d.
format: watercolor
Box 1 Folder 48
GBS : Manuscript: The Adventures of the Black Girl in Her Search For God [Illustration sketches] 21) Conjuror, on Malvern Hotel stationery
n.d.
format: pencil
Box 1 Folder 49
GBS : Manuscript: The Adventures of the Black Girl in Her Search For God [Illustration sketches] 22) Conjuror, on plain stationery
n.d.
format: pencil
Box 1 Folder 50
Farleigh : Manuscript: The Adventures of the Black Girl in Her Search For God [Illustration sketches] 23) Conjuror
n.d.
format: watercolor
Box 1 Folder 51
Farleigh : Manuscript: The Adventures of the Black Girl in Her Search For God [Illustration sketches] 24) Ancient fisherman
n.d.
format: watercolor
Box 1 Folder 52
Farleigh : Manuscript: The Adventures of the Black Girl in Her Search For God [Illustration sketches] 25) Explorers
n.d.
format: watercolor
Box 1 Folder 53
Farleigh : Manuscript: The Adventures of the Black Girl in Her Search For God [Illustration sketches] 26) Sculptor
n.d.
format: watercolor
Box 1 Folder 54
Farleigh : Manuscript: The Adventures of the Black Girl in Her Search For God [Illustration sketches] 27) Arab
n.d.
format: watercolor
Box 1 Folder 55
Farleigh : Manuscript: The Adventures of the Black Girl in Her Search For God [Illustration sketches] 28) Voltaire
n.d.
format: watercolor
Box 1 Folder 56
GBS : Manuscript: The Adventures of the Black Girl in Her Search For God [Illustration sketches] 29) Irishman
n.d.
format: watercolor
With draft of Shaw's autographed manuscript; colophon note written on verso
Box 1 Folder 57
Farleigh : Manuscript: The Adventures of the Black Girl in Her Search For God [Illustration sketches] 30) Irishman, 1st version
n.d.
format: watercolor
Box 1 Folder 58
Farleigh : Manuscript: The Adventures of the Black Girl in Her Search For God [Illustration sketches] 31) Irishman, 2nd version
n.d.
format: watercolor
Box 1 Folder 59
Farleigh : Manuscript: The Adventures of the Black Girl in Her Search For God [Illustration sketches] 32) Too busy to search
n.d.
format: watercolor
Box 1 Folder 60
GBS : Manuscript: The Adventures of the Black Girl in Her Search For God [Illustration sketches] 33) Headpiece of typewriter and books
n.d.
format: watercolor
Box 1 Folder 61
Farleigh : Manuscript: The Adventures of the Black Girl in Her Search For God [Illustration sketches] 34) Headpiece of typewriter and books
n.d.
format: pencil
With note by Shaw; drafts for Micah on verso
Box 1 Folder 62
Farleigh : Manuscript: The Adventures of the Black Girl in Her Search For God [Illustration sketches] 35) Headpiece of typewriter and books
n.d.
format: watercolor
Box 1 Folder 63
GBS : Manuscript: The Adventures of the Black Girl in Her Search For God [Illustration sketches] 36) Peace
n.d.
format: watercolor
With note by Shaw
Box 1 Folder 64
Farleigh : Manuscript: The Adventures of the Black Girl in Her Search For God [Illustration sketches] 37) Peace
n.d.
format: pencil
With note by Shaw
Box 1 Folder 65
Farleigh : Manuscript: The Adventures of the Black Girl in Her Search For God [Illustration sketches] 38) Tailpiece of spear and harp
n.d.
format: watercolor
Box 1 Folder 66
Farleigh : Manuscript: The Adventures of the Black Girl in Her Search For God [Illustration sketches] 39) Endpaper design, single unit
n.d.
format: watercolor
Box 1 Folder 67
Farleigh : Manuscript: The Adventures of the Black Girl in Her Search For God [Illustration sketches] 40) Cover design
n.d.
format: watercolor
Box 1 Folder 68
GBS : The Adventures of the Black Girl in Her Search For God [proof sheets]
October 10, 1933
format: photocopy
quantity: 5 leaves
Made from Photostats of originals in National Library of Scotland; showing autograph revisions by Shaw
Box 1 Folder 69
GBS : Manuscript: The Adventures of the Black Girl in Her Search For God [pre-proof] Title page
1932
quantity: 12 leaves
Trial layouts for title and imprint, including beginning of text, and proof of the Sculptor engraving; formed part of the Black Girl Collection; ink notes on 2 proofs by John Farleigh
Box 2 Folder 1
GBS : Typed Manuscript: The Adventures of the Black Girl in her Search for God [stage version]
September 1968
format: copy
quantity: 91 leaves +1 item
"Adapted for the stage by Christopher Isherwood;" with a copy of the printed program of the first and only production of this version (Mark Taper Forum, 1968); gifts of Gordon Davidson
Box 2 Folder 2
GBS : Typed Manuscript: Anecdote of an incident which took place on the opening night of On the Rocks
format: typescript
quantity: 1 leaf
With holograph additions and notes by Shaw
Box 2 Folder 3
GBS : Autograph Manuscript: "after Flaxman" [& drawing]
n.d.
format: Manuscript; transcript; and copy
quantity: 1 leaf + 2
Probably Shaw was caricaturing John (1755-1826) Flaxman's drafting style, parodying "The Pilgrim of Love" by Flaxman, or making facetious comparison with his own draughtsmanship
Box 2 Folder 4
GBS : American Patriots and Persecutions: A Letter by G. Bernard Shaw
July 1919
format: photocopy
quantity: 3 leaves + 2
On acid-free paper; made from original article printed on p. 388 of Vol. 41, No. 9 of Pearson's Magazine; with a copy of p. 386 on which is printed a paragraph by Shaw about Woodrow Wilson, from a letter to Frank Harris. See: Pearson's Magazine for the original
Box 2 Folder 5
GBS : Typed Manuscript: Androcles and the Lion
ca. 1950?
format: Carbon copy; interleaved in paper binder
quantity: 49 leaves
Date unknown; with some stage directions in margins, mostly in pencil
Box 2 Folder 6
GBS : Autograph Manuscript: Annajanska
January 9-10, 1918
quantity: 3 leaves + copies
Rehearsal notes; produced at the Coliseum, January 21, 1918; copy included
Box 2 Folder 7
GBS : Autograph Manuscript Signed: Answers to interview questions
August 27, 1945
format: ink
quantity: 2 leaves
In red ink, "Exclusive to Miss Dorothy Royal" to two typed questions; one on the capabilities of the Labour Government, the other on prospects for polygamy in postwar Europe
Box 2 Folder 8
GBS : Autograph Manuscript: Answers to questions on divorce
1920?
quantity: 3 leaves
Three typed questions with Shaw's holograph answers
Box 2 Folder 9
GBS : Autograph Manuscript: Arms and the Man; Great Catherine; You Never Can Tell
n.d.
quantity: 24 leaves + copies
Rehearsal notes for the productions of Arms and the Man (December 11, 1919); Great Catherine (February 17, 1921); You Never Can Tell (November 19, 1920)
Box 2 Folder 10
GBS : Designs for men's costumes for Arms and the Man
n.d.
quantity: 5 leaves
Box 2 Folder 11
GBS : Typed Manuscript: Arms and the Man & The Chocolate Soldier
1927-28
quantity: 1 leaf + 2 + 1
Also contains photocopy of another typing of the same statement, dated "April 1926;" including handwritten notes by Blanche Patch and Dan H. Laurence; explanatory note added on separate leaf by Bernard F. Burgunder
Box 2 Folder 12
GBS : Typed Manuscript: Arms and the Man & The Chocolate Soldier (2)
1927
quantity: 2 leaves + abbreviated typed transcript of 1 leaf
A statement concerning the relationship between Shaw's Arms and the Man and Oscar Strauss's The Chocolate Soldier (original-Der Tapfere Soldat)
Box 2 Folder 13
GBS : Autograph Manuscript: Augustus Does His Bit
January 22, 1917
quantity: 8 leaves + copies
Rehearsal notes; various dates, in Shaw's hand, appear on the manuscript
Box 2 Folder 14
GBS : Typed Manuscript Signed: "Authentic Shavian Democracy"
n.d.
quantity: 4 leaves + 1 + 1
Article appeared in Time and Tide of February 10, 1945; later reprinted in Time and Tide Anthology in 1956; note by Bernard Burgunder included
Box 2 Folder 15
GBS : Manuscript Signed: Autograph
n.d.
quantity: 1 leaf
Corner of a document cut off to show only Shaw's signature; in envelope
Box 2 Folder 16
GBS : Typed Manuscript: Draft scheme of Autumn Lectures by GBS
n.d.
format: copy?
quantity: 7 leaves
Lists a series of topics for thirteen lectures, and possible speakers
Box 2 Folder 17
GBS : Back to Methuselah [Preface][proof A]
1938?
format: printed
quantity: 1 leaf
For the Limited Editions Club edition, published 1939; text of the proof is found on pp. vii-viii of the book, but in a different format
Box 2 Folder 18
GBS : Back to Methuselah [Preface][proof B]
1938?
format: printed
quantity: 1 leaf
For the Limited Editions Club edition, published in 1939; text of the proof is found on pp. vii-viii of the book, but in a different format; penciling may be John Farleigh's sketch for the illustration published on p. 82 of the book
Box 2 Folder 19
GBS : Back to Methuselah [specimen pages]
ca. 1938
format: Printed
quantity: 2 leaves + 1 + copies
One page of text and one engraving by John Farleigh; for the Limited Editions Club edition (New York 1939); with identifying note added on separate leaf by Dan H. Laurence; with a printed (1938) "Catalogue of an Exhibition of Drawings for the Engravings by John Farleigh for 'Back to Methuselah' ..."
Box 2 Folder 20
GBS : Back to Methuselah [Title page][proof A]
1938
format: Printed
quantity: 1 leaf
For the Limited Editions club Edition, which was published in 1939 with a quite different title page
Box 2 Folder 21
GBS : Back to Methuselah [Title page][proof B]
1939
format: printed
quantity: 3 leaves
Three copies, one marked for changes; of a proof for the Limited Editions Club edition, which was published in 1939 with a quite different title page; See: Typed Letter Signed to John Farleigh from George Macy, February 14, 1939
Box 2 Folder 22
GBS : Autograph Manuscript: "A Balfour Ballad"
1888
format: shorthand
quantity: 3 leaves
In envelope
Box 2 Folder 23
GBS : Typed Manuscript: "A Balfour Ballad"
January 23, 1888
quantity: 3 leaves + 1
Date and Place given are those of publication in The Star; the verse was published unsigned
Box 2 Folder 24
GBS : Autograph Manuscript: "The Best Books for Children"
n.d.
format: photocopy
quantity: 4 leaves
Article written for unidentified periodical; with editor's introductory note added below title; copy of manuscript in the British Museum
Box 2 Folder 25
GBS : Typed Manuscript Signed: "Brogue Shock"
ca. March 1917
quantity: 8 leaves +1
Article, with corrections in Shaw's hand; published in The Nation, March 24, 1917
Box 3 Folder 1
GBS : Autograph Manuscript: Caesar and Cleopatra [one page textual revision]
ca. 1929?
quantity: 1 leaf + 1
"This textual change was written for the Malvern Festival of 1929." -- B.F. Burgunder; includes typed note by Burgunder, November 1970
Box 3 Folder 1a
GBS : Autograph Typescript: Caesar and Cleopatra, [prologue]
ca. 1928
quantity: 5 leaves
Signed inscription by GBS on first page
Box 3 Folder 2
GBS : Autograph Note(?): "Camera repairs" and an address
n.d.
quantity: 1 leaf
Address of Alfred Allen
Box 3 Folder 3
GBS : Autograph Manuscript: Candida [fragment]
1897?
quantity: 5 leaves + 1
One leaf in G.B. Shaw's hand; two leaves in Charlotte Shaw's hand. These fragments belong in Act III, for the Achurch-Charrington first production. They were found with Shaw's letters to Ashley Dukes; bought at Swann auction May 6, 1976; with note by Burgunder, June 22, 1976
Box 3 Folder 4
GBS : Autograph Manuscript: Captain Brassbound's Conversion cast list suggestions
1912?
quantity: 5 leaves + 1
Probably suggestions for Gertrude Kingston's revival at the Little Theatre, as several of the players Shaw recommends were actually cast; includes note by Bernard Burgunder, July 1974
Box 3 Folder 5
GBS : Autograph Note: on the German piracy of Cashel Byron's Profession in the journal Aus Fremden Zungen
December 7, 1906
format: Copy
quantity: 14 pages + 1 leaf + 1
The copy of the pirated Cashel which has been detached from the journal; with note by Shaw; typed explanation by Bernard Burgunder
Box 3 Folder 6
GBS : Autograph Manuscript: The Cassone
Aug. 1889-Nov. 1890
format: photostat
quantity: 30 leaves
Copies of the original manuscript in the British Museum; includes notes in Dan H. Laurence's hand
Box 3 Folder 7
GBS : Typed Manuscript: The Cassone
Aug. 1889-Nov. 1890
format: photostat
quantity: 27 leaves
Copies of the original manuscript in the British Museum: a dramatic fragment; edited in Dan H. Laurence's hand
Box 3 Folder 9
GBS : Typed Manuscript: Copyright information from the Library of Congress
1949?
format: carbon copy
quantity: 9 leaves + 1
Alphabetical list of works by Shaw citing American copyright records for each; with marginal notes in hand of F.E. Loewenstein; with explanatory note on separate leaf by Bernard F. Burgunder, October 29, 1979
Box 3 Folder 10
GBS : Manuscript: Daily Worker article
April 24, 1946
format: galley proof
quantity: 2 leaves + 1
A holograph note to Shaw also on proof; signature unidentified; London
Box 3 Folder 11
GBS : Autograph Manuscript: Dialogue of the Devil & St. Augustine -- Scenario
October 1909
format: photocopy
quantity: 12 leaves
Original manuscript in the British Museum; includes explanatory note on first leaf by Dan H. Laurence
Box 3 Folder 12
GBS : Typed Manuscript: The Drama and the Microphone; Broadcasting and the Art of the Theatre; A Symposium of Opinions
ca. 1925
quantity: 2 leaves
Shaw's answer to the question: "Will Broadcasting be detrimental to the Art of the Theatre;" copied from The Playgoer, the Organ of the Liverpool Playhouse Circle (March 1925 No. 6, p. 3)
Box 3 Folder 13
GBS : Material connected with "E.H. Bennett and Company," published in Colburn's New Monthly, February 1883
1883
quantity: 5 leaves + 1
Includes a handbill for Colburn's New Monthly, an advertising brochure from Bennett's with holograph notes in Shaw's hand, a facsimile of the published article, and a note of description by Bernard F. Burgunder
Box 3 Folder 14
GBS : Autograph Manuscript: Essay on T.E. Lawrence [fragment]
n.d.
quantity: 1 leaf + 1
Includes typed comments by Dan H. Laurence, February 17, 1968; See: T.E. Lawrence By His Friends. London, 1937. pp. 243-44
Box 3 Folder 15
GBS : Typed Manuscript: Everybody's Political What's What, or Machiavelli Modernized
n.d.
quantity: 2 leaves
Holograph corrections in Shaw's hand appear on the manuscript
Box 3 Folder 16
GBS : Manuscript: The Fabian Society. Election of the Executive Committee, 1907-8
May 1907
format: invoice
quantity: 1 leaf + 1
Received from George Standring, Printer and Publisher; with note on separate leaf by Dan H. Laurence
Box 3 Folder 17
GBS : Manuscript: Fanny's First Play rehearsal notes
February 10, 1915
quantity: 14 leaves + 1 + copies
From the production at Kingsway Theatre, February 13, 1915 (14 pages); 1 page typed note by Bernard F. Burgunder, July 10, 1963
Box 3 Folder 18
GBS : Autograph Manuscript: Fanny's First Play, cast list for production
April 19, 1911
quantity: 1 leaf
Date of first production?; a different cast is penciled in next to the original list, in a different hand
Box 3 Folder 19
GBS : Manuscript: Fanny's First Play -- Prologue
n.d.
format: typescript
quantity: 1 item
Stapled into paper wrappers; found among the papers of Allan M. Laing; probably copied from p. 19 of The Rehearsal Copies of Bernard Shaw's Plays by F.E. Loewenstein (London 1950)
Box 3 Folder 20
GBS : Autograph Manuscript: Fiction [lecture]
April 1887
format: photocopy
quantity: 29 leaves
The common saying that Truth is stranger than Fiction, implying that Fiction is not Truth; original in the British Museum; holograph notes in the hand of Dan H. Laurence
Box 3 Folder 21
GBS : Manuscript: File folder
n.d.
quantity: 1 item
Labelled "phonetics" in Shaw's hand
Box 3 Folder 22
GBS : Typed Manuscript: Flyleaves
1977
format: typescript
quantity: 51 leaves + 11
For the book Flyleaves (Austin, W. Thomas Taylor, 1977) edited by Dan H. Laurence and Daniel J. Leary; with galley proofs for the same book; both are the gift of Dan H. Laurence, in whose hand they are revised
Box 3 Folder 24
GBS : Manuscript: Forbes-Robertson, Mr. Bernard Shaw's tribute
n.d.
format: typescript
quantity: 1 leaf
Headed "With the compliments of Percy Burton, General Manager for Sire Johnston Forbes-Robertson
Box 3 Folder 25
GBS : Manuscript: "From the Preface to Buoyant Billions"
n.d.
format: copy
quantity: 3 leaves + 1
For the Malvern Festival Book of 1949; from a rehearsal copy of Buoyant Billions, corrected; includes a typed note of explanation
Box 4 Folder 1
GBS : Autograph Manuscript: Diaries -- shorthand
1880-1897
format: photostat
quantity: 54 leaves + 1
Of diaries for 1880, 1885, 1888, 1891, 1894, 1897; all are in shorthand except that of 1880; original is in the British Library of Political and Economic Science (London School of Economics); includes explanatory note on separate leaf by Bernard F. Burgunder
Autograph Manuscript: Diaries -- transcript
Copies of transcription by Blanche Patch from Shaw's shorthand; with some notes in the hand of Dan H. Laurence; filed in 12 folders, 1 folder per year; original is in the British Library of Political and Economic Science (London School of Economics)
Box 4 Folder 2
GBS : Autograph Manuscript: [Diaries -- transcript] Folder 1, 1885
1885
format: photostat
quantity: 24 leaves
Box 4 Folder 3
GBS : Autograph Manuscript: [Diaries -- transcript] Folder 2, 1886
1886
format: photostat
quantity: 28 leaves
Box 4 Folder 4
GBS : Autograph Manuscript: [Diaries -- transcript] Folder 3, 1887
1887
format: photostat
quantity: 28 leaves
Box 4 Folder 5
GBS : Autograph Manuscript: [Diaries -- transcript] Folder 4, 1888
1888
format: photostat
quantity: 49 leaves
First two leaves stapled together
Box 4 Folder 6
GBS : Autograph Manuscript: [Diaries -- transcript] Folder 5, 1889
1889
format: photostat
quantity: 56 leaves
First two leaves stapled together
Box 4 Folder 7
GBS : Autograph Manuscript: [Diaries -- transcript] Folder 6, 1890
1890
format: photostat
quantity: 62 leaves
First two leaves are stapled together
Box 4 Folder 8
GBS : Autograph Manuscript: [Diaries -- transcript] Folder 7, 1891
1891
format: photostat
quantity: 58 leaves
Box 4 Folder 9
GBS : Autograph Manuscript: [Diaries -- transcript] Folder 8, 1893
1893
format: photostat
quantity: 89 leaves
Box 4 Folder 10
GBS : Autograph Manuscript: [Diaries -- transcript] Folder 9, 1894
1894
format: photostat
quantity: 32 leaves
First two leaves are stapled together
Box 4 Folder 11
GBS : Autograph Manuscript: [Diaries -- transcript] Folder 10, 1895
1895
format: photostat
quantity: 17 leaves
Box 4 Folder 12
GBS : Autograph Manuscript: [Diaries -- transcript] Folder 11, 1896
1896
format: photostat
quantity: 8 leaves
Box 4 Folder 13
GBS : Autograph Manuscript: [Diaries -- transcript] Folder 12, 1897
1897
format: photostat
quantity: 3 leaves
Two leaves stapled together
Box 4 Folder 13.5
GBS : Autograph [shorthand] Manuscript : Dublin Gaiety Theatre
May, 1946
quantity: 1 leaf + 3 leaves + 3 leaves
Shorthand draft of Shaw's article, with transcription and letter to Mr. Dixon, telling him it was just found, May 18, 1948
Box 5 Folder 1
GBS : Autograph Manuscript: The Garden of Hesperides
n.d.
format: copy
quantity: 5 leaves + 2
Original manuscript in the British Museum; includes typed transcript edited partly in the hand of Dan H. Laurence
Box 5 Folder 2
GBS : Typed Manuscript: Getting Married
1976
format: transcript
quantity: 79 leaves
Transcript made by Barbara Smoker from photocopies of the two manuscript notebooks at Cornell and a third at the British Library, all mostly in shorthand
Box 5 Folder 3
GBS : Typed Manuscript: Getting Married
1976
format: carbon copy
quantity: 79 leaves
Carbon copy of a transcript made by Barbara Smoker
Box 5 Folder 4
GBS : Autograph Manuscript Signed: Getting Married
1907-1908
format: copy
quantity: 109 leaves
Photocopies from which Barbara Smoker transcribed the shorthand text of the play
Box 5 Folder 5
GBS : Autograph Manuscript: Getting Married [page 1]
1975
format: photographic negatives and prints
quantity: 7 leaves
Three negatives and one glossy print; used for reproduction in the "Shaw at Cornell" brochure and invitation; copies of the latter are filed in the same folder with the negatives and glossy print
Box 5 Folder 6
GBS : Typed Manuscript: The Girl with the Golden Voice
ca. August 1935
format: copy
quantity: 3 leaves + 1
Original manuscript in the British Museum; a dialogue broadcast by the B.B.C. on August 17, 1935; with an explanatory note on separate leaf by Dan H. Laurence
Box 5 Folder 7
GBS : Autograph Manuscript: Glastonbury Skit
August 1916
format: copy
quantity: 4 leaves + 5
Photocopy of the original manuscript in the British Museum; a dramatic interpolation; includes typed transcript, edited partly in the hand of Dan H. Laurence
Box 5 Folder 8
GBS : Autograph Manuscript: Hannen Swaffer's Story
November 17, 1943
quantity: 1 leaf
Two paragraphs presumably intended as substitutions in an interview by Swaffer ( Daily Herald, November 18, 1943): "Bernard Shaw's Final Words on Life, Death & the Hereafter, His Failures, Doubts & Hopes"; See: Typed Letter Signed to J. Tyler from Dan Laurence, February 3, 1981
Box 5 Folder 9
GBS : Autograph Manuscript: Heartbreak House [autograph rehearsal notes]
October 18, 1921
quantity: 16 leaves + copies
Produced at Court; backed by rehearsal notes of John Bull's Other Island
Box 5 Folder 10
GBS : Typed Manuscript: Heartbreak House, Great Catherine, & Playlets of the War
n.d.
quantity: 2 leaves
Press release, London?; with holograph corrections in Shaw's hand
Box 5 Folder 11
GBS : Typed Manuscript: "How To Talk Intelligently About the War"
1941?
format: copy
quantity: 7 leaves + 1
There is no record of the publication of this essay; includes accompanying note from Dan Laurence, via Bernard Burgunder
Box 5 Folder 12
GBS : Typed Manuscript: "I have been invited by The Independent Labor Party to give you..." [fragment]
n.d.
format: copy
quantity: 3 leaves + 1
Seems to be a partial transcript of a recording
Box 5 Folder 13
GBS : Autograph Manuscript: The Inca of Perusalem [autograph rehearsal notes]
n.d.
quantity: 2 leaves
Produced at the Criterion (Pioneer Player production) December 16, 1917
Box 5 Folder 14
GBS : Autograph Note: Inquiries for articles
Apr. 5, Oct. 21, 1900
quantity: 2 leaves + 1
According to enclosed note by Bernard Burgunder, these are a record kept by Shaw of requests by various journals and individuals for articles
Box 5 Folder 15
GBS : Autograph Manuscript Signed: Inscription in Cranach Press Hamlet
ca. July 1949
format: copy
quantity: 3 leaves
Photocopy of Shaw's inscription in his copy of the Cranach Press Hamlet; from the original in the Hanley Collection at the University of Texas; with notes added partly in the hand of Dan H. Laurence
Box 5 Folder 16
GBS : Autograph Manuscript Signed: Inscription in First Folio
ca. July 1949
format: photostat
quantity: 3 leaves
Copies of Shaw's inscription in his copy of the facsimile edition of Shakespeare's First Folio; made from the original in the Archibald Henderson Collection at the University of North Carolina; with note added in the hand of Dan H. Laurence on verso of third leaf
Box 5 Folder 17
GBS : Typed Manuscript: The Intelligent Woman's Guide to Socialism -- Author's Note
April 12, 1929
quantity: 4 leaves + printed version
Holograph corrections
Box 5 Folder 18
GBS : Typed Manuscript: Interview concerning the publication of the Shaw-Terry correspondence in response to an attack on Shaw by Gordon Craig [extract]
November 25, 1931
quantity: 3 leaves
Interview with Bishop now a release from the publicity department of Putnam Books; New York
Box 5 Folder 19
GBS : Typed Manuscript: Interview with G.W. Bishop essentially concerned with Gordon Craig and the latter's objection to the publication of the Shaw-Terry correspondence
1931
quantity: 13 leaves
Published in The Observor, 1931; with holograph corrections in Shaw's hand
Box 5 Folder 20
GBS : Manuscript: Interview with Shaw on politics, women, religion,...
February 20, 1937
format: galley proof
quantity: 2 sheets
London
Box 5 Folder 21
GBS : Typed Manuscript: Introduction / Cecil Chesterton / Cecil's Anti-Puritanism
n.d.
quantity: 4 leaves + 1
Holograph corrections; includes note by Bernard F. Burgunder
Box 5 Folder 22
GBS : Autograph Manuscript Signed: "It is idle, and somewhat exasperating, to talk of..."
August 6, 1914
quantity: 2 leaves + 1
One leaf of holograph, two leaves of typed manuscript; on the war
Box 6 Folder 1
GBS : Autograph Manuscript: John Bull's Other Island [set design]
n.d.
quantity: 2 leaves
Ink drawing by Shaw, and labeled by him, of set design for Act III and Act IV Scene 1; bought at auction April 9, 1987
Box 6 Folder 2
GBS : Autograph Manuscript: List of things to be checked when purchasing a new car
n.d.
quantity: 1 leaf + 1
Includes note by Bernard Burgunder
Box 6 Folder 3
GBS : Typed Manuscript: Literary Note
ca. February 1921
quantity: 1 leaf
A prospectus for Back to Methuselah; with note added in Shaw's hand and dated February 4, 1921; found among letters received from Shaw by Brentano's, and date-stamped by Brentano's February 21, 1921
Box 6 Folder 4
GBS : Typed Manuscript: Macbeth Skit
January 10, 1916
format: copy
quantity: 7 leaves + 1
Setting copy with notes partly in the hand of Dan H. Laurence on a photocopy of the original manuscript in the Humanities Research Center at the University of Texas
Box 6 Folder 5
GBS : Autograph Manuscript Signed: Major Barbara
Ca. April 1922
quantity: 1 leaf
Note for files; records authorization given to the Mansfield House Players to perform Major Barbara April 29, 1922
Box 6 Folder 6
GBS : Typed Manuscript: Major Barbara [scenes for film]
1944?
format: Typescript
quantity: 24 leaves + 1
With revisions in Shaw's hand and other hands, of scenes written especially for the film; pages are numbered with stamped numerals 1-15, 20-28, which supersede at least four earlier numbering sequences; acquired by Cornell in July 1987; the text of the scenes in this typescript differs from that in the Penguin "screen version" of 1945, and from that printed by Bernard Dukore in The Collected Screenplays of Bernard Shaw (1980); apparently this typescript provides the earliest known text of these scenes; for indications of related material see Dukore pp. 464-465 and Laurence A249
Box 6 Folder 7
GBS : Autograph Note: Memorandum on Mrs. Warren's Profession in America
August 20, 1903
quantity: 1 leaf
Strachur, Scotland
Box 6 Folder 8
GBS : Autograph Note: Memorandum of "Royalty Shares" in the publication of the Shaw-Terry correspondence in 1931
n.d.
quantity: 1 leaf
Box 6 Folder 9
GBS : Autograph Manuscript: The Merchant of Venice at the Lyceum
ca. 1879
format: photostat
quantity: 30 leaves
Review of a production by Henry Irving, with editor's comments; original manuscript in the British Museum
Box 6 Folder 10
GBS : Typed Manuscript: "The most profusely punctuated book in the English language is..."
n.d.
format: copy?
quantity: 1 leaf + 1
Shaw on punctuation; this may actually be a letter, as the heading is "From Bernard Shaw"; there is no salutation or internal evidence to suggest to whom it was addressed; with a note by Bernard Burgunder
Box 6 Folder 11
GBS : Typed Manuscript: A New Ending for Clemence Dane's Cousin Muriel
March 27, 1940
format: copy
quantity: 2 leaves + 4
From a letter(?) to Edith Evans; with photocopies of related materials, and an explanatory note on separate leaf by Dan H. Laurence
Box 6 Folder 12
GBS : Autograph Manuscript Signed: "The New York press may return"
April 11, 1933
format: photographic prints
quantity: 1 leaf + 1
6.5 x 8.5 glossy print reproducing a note written by Shaw, declining to be interviewed; identified on verso; with explanatory note on separate leaf by Bernard F. Burgunder
Box 6 Folder 13
GBS : Typed Manuscript: Nine Years of Failure as a Novelist Ending in Success as a Critic [fragment]
n.d.
quantity: 1 leaf + 1
An early draft of an essay published in Sixteen Self-Sketches; with a note by Dan Laurence
Box 6 Folder 14
GBS : Autograph Manuscript: Notations concerning staff salaries for the Fabian Society
n.d.
quantity: 1 leaf + 1
London?; on verso of copy of portion of account sheets; Dan Laurence "during World War I"
Box 6 Folder 15
GBS : Autograph Manuscript: Note concerning the pawning, redemption and sale at auction of a gold watch chain belonging to Shaw's uncle, W.J. Gurly
ca. November 1900
quantity: 2 leaves
London; with broker's receipt from the sale
Box 6 Folder 16
GBS : Autograph Note: Note on Samuel Butler's notebooks
March 18, 1949
quantity: 5 leaves
Note appears on a sheet bearing a typed excerpt from Butler's notebooks which concerns Shaw; included are a photocopy of the passage in the 1951 edition of the notebooks, an explanatory note by Bernard Burgunder, and a clipping from a bookseller's catalog
Box 6 Folder 17
GBS : Autograph Manuscript: Notes--Miscellaneous
various dates
quantity: 5 leaves + 2
Notes written on scraps of paper and envelopes; two shorthand notes are accompanied by transcriptions by Dan H. Laurence
Box 6 Folder 18
GBS : Typed Manuscript: Notes by the way
ca. April 1940
quantity: 5 leaves + 1
Very casual note on Hitler, anti-Semitism, and WWII; published in Time and Tide uon October 12, 1940; with a note by Bernard Burgunder
Box 6 Folder 19
GBS : Autograph Manuscript Signed: Notes for Mr. Curtis Brown
December 30, 1928
format: photocopy
quantity: 1 leaf + 1
Photocopy of the manuscript, with the dealer's description; concerns a publishing contract for Flying Visits, by Sir Philip Sassoon
Box 6 Folder 20
GBS : Typed Manuscript Signed: On corporeal punishment
April 4, 1924
format: manuscript + photocopies
quantity: 1 leaf + copy
Labeled "1/4/1124 [sic]"; the manuscript concerns "the anachronism of corporeal punishment in schools"
Box 6 Folder 21
GBS : Typed Manuscript: On Going to Church
n.d.
quantity: 28 leaves + 1 blank
Revised in his hand; with his autograph letter signed added at end to Arthur Brentano, December 2, 1911
Box 6 Folder 22
GBS : Autograph Manuscript: On The Rocks [sketch for playbill]
November 1933
quantity: 1 leaf
See his Autograph Letter Signed to John Farleigh, November 16, 1933
Box 6 Folder 23
GBS : Autograph Manuscript Signed: On the True Signification of the term Gentleman
December 11, 1879
quantity: 8 leaves + 2
London; dated in Shaw's hand on verso of next to last leaf; sent to One and All December 27, 1879; Cf. Bernard Shaw, Collected Letters 1874-1897, ed. Dan H. Laurence, p. 38
Box 6 Folder 24
GBS : Typed Manuscript: "Orkney and Shetland--Information for Motorists"
August 1925
format: carbon copy
quantity: 8 leaves + 1
From the files of Blanche Patch, Shaw's last secretary; with a note by Bernard Burgunder which mentions the possibility that the article was written for the Royal Automobile Club
Box 6 Folder 25
GBS : Autograph Manuscript: Passion play
February 1878
format: photostats
quantity: 51 leaves
Original manuscript in the British Museum; the first page is dated in Shaw's hand; published by the Windhover Press, 1971
Box 6 Folder 26
GBS : Autograph Manuscript: Poem written on verso of envelope addressed to Shaw by Elinor Huddart? [shorthand draft]
ca. March 1882
quantity: 1 envelope + 1
London; See enclosed note with comments of Dan Laurence
Box 6 Folder 26.5
GBS : Autograph Manuscript: Unpublished love poem in Shorthand [shorthand draft]
Apr.23, 1883
quantity: 2 leaves + 2 leaves + 1 leaf
[n.p.] Poem apparently written for Alice Lockett with transcription and note from James F. Drake, Inc describing it. Also contains a second 8 line poem about Rosy and Kate Stickerstone.
Box 6 Folder 27
GBS : Autograph Note: Precis...The World
Box 6 Folder 28
GBS : Autograph Manuscript: Preface to Great Expectations [fragment], letter to Dr. Szyfman [shorthand draft], and article on marriage of Edward VIII and Mrs. Wallis Simpson [fragment]
December 1936?
quantity: 1 leaf + 7 + 1
On the same sheet are Shaw's shorthand drafts of a letter to Dr. Arnold Szyfman, December 9, 1936, and part of an interview on the possible marriage of Edward VIII to Mrs. Wallis Simpson; included are typed transcriptions and explanatory notes; the letter concerns the Polish production of The Millionairess
Box 6 Folder 29
GBS : Autograph Manuscript Signed: The Principles that Govern the Dramatist
May 1, 1912
quantity: 1 leaf
Untitled statement written in ink on a sheet of parchment bearing printed announcement of The Modern Historic Records Association; published by the Association in 1913, in facsimile together with statements by others; reprinted subsequently several times in other publications
Box 6 Folder 30
GBS : Autograph Manuscript: Private note
n.d.
quantity: 1 leaf
Concerns Hubert Bland and others
Box 6 Folder 31
GBS : Typed Manuscript Signed: Pygmalion, a Scenario
ca. April 1938
format: photocopy
quantity: 148 leaves
Original located in the Hanley Collection, University of Texas; there are revisions in Shaw's hand, and his inscription on the first page: "to Floryan Sobieniowski for translation into Polish. G. Bernard Shaw 1st March 1938"; following p. 97, the paging begins again from 91
Box 7 Folder 1
GBS : Autograph Note Signed: Questionnaire
ca. 1937
quantity: 1 item
Mimeographed questionnaire, with Shaw's autograph replies; sent by National Education Association
Box 7 Folder 2
GBS : Autograph Manuscript Signed: Questionnaire Concerning George Sylvester Viereck
February 15, 1935
quantity: 1 leaf
Shaw's handwritten answers to thirteen questions typed on stationery of Elmer Gertz, attorney-at-law, Chicago
Box 7 Folder 3
GBS : Typed Manuscript Signed: Questionnaire with autograph replies
December 8, 1932
quantity: 1 leaf + 1
Includes note by Bernard F. Burgunder
Box 7 Folder 3A
GBS : Typed Manuscript Initialed: Interview regarding “The Apple Cart” with answers written in GBS's hand
February 2, 1930
quantity: 11 leaves
Box 7 Folder 4
GBS : Autograph Manuscript: "The Rationalization of Russia" [notes for lecture]
February 1, 1932
quantity: 5 leaves + envelope
Capetown; notes, with listings of topics, catchwords, and key phrases
Box 7 Folder 5
GBS : Typed Manuscript Signed: Reply to Gerald Bullett's proposal for simplified spelling
March 1948?
quantity: 2 leaves + 2
Ayot St. Lawrence?; printed in April 1948 edition of "Books"; with the manuscripts are the March 1948 issue of "Books" with Bullett's original letter and the April 1948 issue with Shaw's reply
Box 7 Folder 6
GBS : Typed Manuscript: "Report of the Dramatists Club Sub-Committee on the Employment of Children in the Theatre"
ca. May 1914
format: carbon copy
quantity: 15 leaves + 1
London; includes draft letter on same subject to the Press; published in The Era and the Morning Post; authorship ascribed to Shaw by Dan Laurence
Box 7 Folder 7
GBS : Autograph Manuscript: Resolution proposed by Shaw
n.d.
quantity: 1 leaf + 1
Partly in Shaw's hand; with explanatory note on separate leaf, "...Presumably related to activities of the National Theatre Shakespeare Memorial Committee"
Box 7 Folder 8
GBS : Autograph Manuscript Signed: Royal Society of Literature proposal by Shaw, seconded by Edmund Gosse
June 30-July 15, 1922
quantity: 1 leaf + 1
The proposal was made to the Academic Council of the Society; includes a note by Bernard F. Burgunder
Box 7 Folder 9
GBS : Typed Manuscript: Sequence for a Pageant of Plays and Players
Ca. November 5, 1947
format: photocopy
quantity: 4 leaves + 1
Original typescript in the British Museum; a dialogue between Shaw and Charles Cochran, written for St. John Ervine's B.B.C. Jubilee Theatre Programme; with explanatory note on separate leaf by Dan H. Laurence
Box 7 Folder 10
GBS : Autograph Manuscript: Shaw Gives Himself Away [Frontispiece]
June 1939
format: pencil drawing
quantity: 4 items + 2 photocopies
Two pencil portraits of Shaw by John Farleigh, and two of himself by Shaw, all being drafts for the frontispiece of Shaw's book published November 1939; on verso of one of Shaw's portraits is his autograph letter signed to John Farleigh June 26, 1939; acquired as part of the Black Girl Collection
Box 7 Folder 11
GBS : Typed Manuscript: Short Stories; Scraps; and Shavings
n.d.
quantity: 2 leaves + 1
Blurb or press release; includes explanatory note from Bernard F. Burgunder
Box 7 Folder 12
GBS : Autograph Manuscript: Shorthand note
n.d.
quantity: 1 leaf + 1
Transcribed by Dan H. Laurence on separate leaf, "How small of all that human hearts endure 354 "Lines added to Goldsmith's Traveller, 1763-64]"
Box 7 Folder 13
GBS : Autograph Manuscript Signed: Sir Edward Carson's Other Island
October 6, 1918
quantity: 4 leaves + copies + 1
Draft of manuscript which appeared in The Daily News of London, October 14, 1918; includes typed manuscript; See: The Matter with Ireland. Ed. By David Greene and Dan Laurence. Hart-Davis / 1962, p. 185
Box 7 Folder 14
GBS : Autograph Manuscript: Speech for Mrs. Campbell
1928
format: photocopy
quantity: 13 leaves
On Cornell Bond paper of the pencil manuscript and the typed manuscript
Box 7 Folder 15
GBS : Autograph Manuscript: Sweet shorthand
Ca. 1902-1904
quantity: 3 leaves + 9
Notes in the Sweet system of shorthand, including the only known fragment of Shaw's projected play Cromwell; with marked photocopy, transcription, and 2 leaves of commentary deriving from Dan H. Laurence
Box 7 Folder 16
GBS : Typed Manuscript: "Taste" and "Cock Robin" [Doggerel verse written to Mrs. Patrick Campbell]
1912, 1913
quantity: 1 leaf
"Taste" dated from internal evidence; "Cock Robin" appears in Mrs. Campbell's My Life and Some Letters, p. 265, and Bernard Shaw and Mrs. Patrick Campbell: Their Correspondence, p. 91
Box 7 Folder 17
GBS : Typed Manuscript: To the Electors of South St. Pancras
March 1904
quantity: 30 leaves
Platform of Shaw and his running-mate William Geary in their campaign for seats on the London County Council; See: Shaw PR5365 M67 No. 4
Box 7 Folder 18
GBS : Typed Manuscript: Touring in Russia [Part I]
January 1932
quantity: 8 leaves + 2 + 1
With this is filed Touring in Russia [Part II], 2 leaves (pp. 16-19) excerpted from Nash's & Pall Mall Magazine, February 1932; an explanatory note is added on separate leaf by Dan H. Laurence
Box 7 Folder 19
GBS : Autograph Manuscript: Treni 7, 14, 17, 21, 24, 28
n.d.
quantity: 1 leaf
Printed card of Florin Caplazi with pencil note listing train numbers in Shaw's[?] hand, and other notes in other hands adding "dudgeon" and "The Doctor's dilemma"
Box 7 Folder 20
GBS : Typed Manuscript: "The Unavoidable Subject"
June 1941
quantity: 6 leaves + 1
Text of a proposed radio address, banned by the B.B.C.; with holograph corrections in the hand of Blanche Patch
Box 7 Folder 21
GBS : Autograph Manuscript: An Unfinished Novel
May 14, 1887
format: photostats
quantity: 43 leaves
Original manuscript in the National Library of Ireland; published by Constable & Co., 1958
Box 7 Folder 22
GBS : Autograph Note: Violet Beverly
April 11, 1882
quantity: 2 leaves + 2 + 1
Manuscript poem in shorthand, with sketch in margin; includes transcription of shorthand
Box 7 Folder 23
GBS : Typed Manuscript: "Vivisection"
n.d.
quantity: 5 leaves + 1
Includes a carbon copy of a page, numbered 4
Box 7 Folder 24
GBS : Typed Manuscript: The Voice
1947
format: carbon copy
quantity: 37 leaves + 5
Transcript of a shorthand manuscript dated 1882-83, which was itself an unfinished revision of The Voice by George John Vandeleur Lee; with letters by the transcriber, and explanatory note by B.F. Burgunder; See: Laurence A265, and A. Henderson George Bernard Shaw, pp. 945-948
Box 7 Folder 25
GBS : Typed Manuscript: The Voice [copy]
1947
format: photocopy
quantity: 37 leaves + 4
Photocopy of transcript carbon of shorthand manuscript; See: Laurence A265
Box 7 Folder 26
GBS : Typed Manuscript: What indeed?
n.d.
format: carbon copy
quantity: 32 leaves + 1
"Report of a lecture...delivered before The Fabian Society at Kingsway Hall, London, November 26, 1931, at 8:30 p.m."; a transcript of a lecture given by Shaw; includes explanatory note by Bernard Burgunder
Box 7 Folder 27
GBS : Typed Manuscript: Whither Britain [transcript of a radio address]
February 6, 1934
quantity: 4 leaves
From the Recorded Programmes Permanent Library
Box 7 Folder 28
GBS : Autograph Manuscript: Widowers' Houses
August-November 1884
format: photostats
quantity: 26 leaves
Copies of the early shorthand draft in the British Museum; with notes added on first leaf in hand of Dan H. Laurence
Box 7 Folder 29
GBS : Autograph Note: "With Bernard Shaw's compliments"
n.d.
quantity: 1 item
Card removed from The Dark Lady of the Sonnets; October 8, 1910
Box 7 Folder 30
GBS : Autograph Manuscript: You Never Can Tell [Note for files]
1898
quantity: 1 leaf + 1
Refers to a letter received from Frederic Harrison and Cyril Maude; with identifying note added by Dan H. Laurence on separate leaf
Box 8 Folder 1
Béla Blau and Associates : Typed Document: In the matter of George Bernard Shaw's plays presented by the Theatre Guild, Inc.
June 1, 1926
quantity: 9 leaves + 1
New York; includes a note by Bernard F. Burgunder
Box 8 Folder 1.5
Shaw: Printed Document: British Museum Reading Room Request Ticketby George Bernard Shaw [draft]
[Oct., 1887?]
quantity: form
quantity: 1 leaf
Blank form except for numbers written in Shaw's hand.
Box 8 Folder 2
Mrs. Patrick Campbell : Typed Document Signed: Agreement [with Constance Smedley]
December 6, 1901
quantity: 1 leaf
Concerns performance rights for the play Gipsie Marie by Anne Constance (Smedley) Armfield
Box 8 Folder 3
Mrs. Patrick Campbell : Typed Document Signed: Memorandum of agreement [with James Mentieth Graham]
December 26, 1899
quantity: 3 leaves
Concerns performance rights for the play Marianaby José Echegaray y Eizaguirre, as translated by J.M. Graham
Box 8 Folder 4
R. & R. Clark, Ltd. Printers : Document: Bill for the printing of proofs of Shaw's Cymbeline Refinished
June 30, 1937
quantity: 1 leaf + 1
Edinburgh; with explanatory note on separate leaf
Box 8 Folder 4.5
Contract: Autograph Document : Contract forIn Good King Charles's Golden Days
Feb.23, 1948
quantity: 1 leaf
Ayot St. Lawrence; Terms and conditions form filled out in autograph by Shaw for the Malvern Company to produce in 1948 the play.
Box 8 Folder 5
R. & R. Clark, Ltd. Printers : Typed Document: List of all editions, impressions, and copies of Shaw's works
Sept.? 30, 1927
quantity: 8 leaves
Printed for Mr. Grant Richards, Messrs. Constable & Co., Ltd. and Messrs. Macmillan & Co., Ltd.; Edinburgh
Box 8 Folder 6
Douglas Cockerell and Son : Autograph Document: Bill to Shaw for "resizing, repairing, and rebinding Eikon Basilike"
Aug. 1945
quantity: 1 leaf
Letchworth, Herts; the bill is marked paid, and is from a firm of "Bookbinders & Makers of Marble Paper"
Box 8 Folder 7
Duffield & Co. : Typed Document: Agreement between Shaw and Duffield & Co.
Dec. 20, 1906
quantity: copy
quantity: 2 leaves + 1
Concerns the plates and copies of Shaw's previously published works; with note by Bernard F. Burgunder
Box 8 Folder 8
Faversham, William : Typed Document: Contract to produce Getting Marriedby George Bernard Shaw [draft]
1916
quantity: carbon copy
quantity: 4 leaves + 1
With handwritten revisions
Box 8 Folder 8.5
Fabian Society : Printed Document: Receipt of dues.
Mar.17, 1897
quantity: form
quantity: 1 leaf
Completed form crediting G. B. Shaw his two pounds and two shillings 1896-1897 dues to the Fabian Society.
Box 8 Folder 9
Gibbs, Bamforth and Company (Luton) Ltd. : Document: Invoice for Saint Joanfolders
Oct. 20, 1947
quantity: 1 leaf + 2
Addressed to G. Bernard Shaw, with note added in Shaw's hand; includes photocopy of printed Saint Joanfolder, showing text by Shaw concerning the sculpture made for him by Clare Winsten
Box 8 Folder 10
Gurly, Walter Bagnall : Document: Deed of Appointment
Oct. 30, 1869
quantity: 1 leaf
Dublin; certified copy (made January 9, 1962) of a deed assigning money to W.B. Gurly's son Walter John Gurly and to W.B. Gurly's daughter Lucinda Elizabeth (Gurly) Shaw, mother of George Bernard Shaw
Box 8 Folder 11
Gurly, Walter Bagnall : Document: Indenture [of Lease]
July 30, 1873
quantity: 1 leaf
Dublin, certified copy (made January 9, 1962) of an agreement concerning property leased from the Cathedral Church St. Lazarian Leighlin; parties of the third part include George Carr Shaw and Lucinda Elizabeth (Gurly) Shaw, parents of George Bernard Shaw
Box 8 Folder 11
The following, from folders 11.4-11.7, form part of the Ann Elder Jackson Collection
Box 8 Folder 11.4
GBS Autographed Itineraries, 1903-1910
1911-1920
12 leaves
[n.p.] Shaw's itinerary for 1911-1920. Handwriting unidentified.
Box 8 Folder 11.5
GBS Autographed Itineraries, 1911-1920
1911-1920
13 leaves
[n.p.] Shaw's itinerary for 1911-1920. 1 leaf typed.
Box 8 Folder 11.6
GBS Autographed Itineraries, 1921-1930
1921-1930
12 leaves
[n.p.] Shaw's itinerary for 1921-1930
Box 8 Folder 11.7
GBS Autographed Itineraries, 1931-1939
1931-1939
12 leaves
[n.p.] Shaw's itinerary for 1931-1939
Box 8 Folder 11.8
Shaw: Memorandum of Agreement and Terms Forms
[n.d.]
quantity: 12 leaves
[n.p.] Blank forms for terms and conditions for public performances and memorandum of agreement.
Box 8 Folder 12
Kennington, Eric Henri : Autograph Document Signed: Receipt for twenty guineas received from Shaw for designing the jacket of The Intelligent Woman's Guide...
July 1, 1924
quantity: 1 leaf + 1
Chiswick Mall; includes holograph note of explanation by Shaw on same sheet; with note by Bernard F. Burgunder
Box 8 Folder 13
London County and Westminster Bank Limited : Document: Check by which Shaw was swindled out of £525
Apr. 30, 1913
quantity: 1 leaf
Tunbridge Wells; signed by Shaw on back; see: Shaviana [printed] Articles on the swindling of Shaw for £525; with note by Dan Laurence
Box 9 Folder 1
GBS : Autograph Note: Notation on envelope which held receipt for insurance premium paid
1875
format: envelope
quantity: 1 item
London?
Box 9 Folder 2
GBS : Autograph Note: Notations on envelope marked "Hornet"
1876-77
format: envelope
quantity: 1 item
Written by Shaw on face of envelope marked "Hornet" "Correspondence"
Box 9 Folder 3
GBS : Autograph Note: Envelope labeled in Shaw's hand "Correspondence with Miss C. Southam...relative to advertisement for a copyist"
1882
format: envelope
quantity: 1 item
London
Box 9 Folder 4
GBS : Autograph Note: Précis of contents of letter received from [Annie?] Besant concerning "The Irrational Knot"
1886
format: envelope
quantity: 1 item
London
Box 9 Folder 5
GBS : Autograph Note: Précis of contents of letter received from Grace Black announcing her engagement
1889
format: envelope
quantity: 1 item
London; written by Shaw on face of envelope which contained original letter of Miss Black
Box 9 Folder 6
GBS : Autograph Note: Précis of contents of letter written Shaw by Grace Black concerning State Guild lecture on acting
1889
format: envelope
quantity: 1 item
London; written on face of envelope which contained original letter addressed to Shaw by Grace Black
Box 9 Folder 7
GBS : Autograph Note: Precis of contents of letter from John Burns who had asked Shaw to deny authorship of certain letters appearing in the Star
1889
format: envelope
quantity: 1 item
London; written on face of envelope which contained Burns's original letter; note by Shaw, "Did so 31/5/89"
Box 9 Folder 8
GBS : Autograph Note: Notation on envelope which at one time contained a letter from James Runciman concerning Cashel Byron's Profession
July 1889
format: envelope
quantity: 1 item
London?
Box 9 Folder 9
GBS : Autograph Note: Précis of contents of letter addressed to Shaw by Cassell & Co., concerning possible publication of Fabian Essays
April 15, 1889
format: envelope
quantity: 1 item
London; notation by Shaw on face of envelope which contained original letter from Cassell
Box 9 Folder 10
GBS : Autograph Note: Précis of contents of letter addressed to Shaw by Marjory Davidson concerning her forthcoming marriage
1889
format: envelope
quantity: 1 item
London; written by Shaw on face of envelope which contained the original announcement from Miss Davidson
Box 9 Folder 11
GBS : Autograph Note: Précis of letter addressed to Shaw by the Fabian Society which had complained of his "flippant tone at meetings"
1889
format: envelope
quantity: 1 item + 1
London; written by Shaw on face of the envelope which contained the original letter; includes note on separate leaf by Bernard F. Burgunder
Box 9 Folder 10
GBS : Autograph Note: Précis of contents of letter concerning Cashel Byron's Profession from Feld & Duer
1889
format: envelope
quantity: 1 item
London; written on envelope which contained the original letter from Feld & Duer; Shaw notes his declining their offer regarding an "abbreviated" edition of the novel
Box 9 Folder 11
GBS : Autograph Note: Précis of contents of letter received from D. Gordon, representing Walter Scott, concerning Cashel Byron's Profession: "Book not selling"
1889
format: envelope
quantity: 1 item
London; written on face of envelope which contained the original letter from Gordon
Box 9 Folder 12
GBS : Autograph Note: Précis of contents of letter received from D. Gordon representing Walter Scott, concerning An Unsocial Socialist
1889
format: envelope
quantity: 1 item
London; notations made on face of envelope which contained the original letter from Gordon
Box 9 Folder 13
GBS : Autograph Note: Précis of contents of letter received from May Morris regarding back cover design for Fabian Essays
1889
format: envelope
quantity: 1 item
Written on face of original envelope
Box 9 Folder 14
GBS : Autograph Note: Précis of contents of letter received by Shaw from F.W. Proctor regarding contest elections in Chelsea, and précis of Shaw's response
1889
format: envelope
quantity: 1 item
London; written on envelope which contained original letter from Proctor
Box 9 Folder 15
GBS : Autograph Note: Précis of contents of letter addressed to Shaw by John Satey[?] of the Penny Illustrated Paper
1889
format: envelope
quantity: 1 item
London; written by Shaw on face of envelope which contained original letter from the Penny Illustrated Paper
Box 9 Folder 16
GBS : Autograph Note: Précis of letter received (with draft of agreement) from Walter Scott regarding Cashel Byron's Profession, and Shaw's response
1889
format: envelope
quantity: 1 item
London
Box 9 Folder 17
GBS : Autograph Note: Précis of contents of letter written Shaw by the Unwin Brothers
1889
format: envelope
quantity: 1 item
Written by Shaw on face of envelope addressed to him which contained the original letter
Box 9 Folder 18
GBS : Autograph Note: Précis of contents of letter received by Shaw from T. Fisher Unwin regarding Fabian Essays
1889
format: envelope
quantity: 1 item
London; written on face of envelope which contained the original letter from Unwin
Box 9 Folder 19
GBS : Autograph Note: Précis of letter addressed to Shaw by T. Fisher Unwin concerning Fabian Essays "Withdrawn"
1889
format: envelope
quantity: 1 item
London; written by Shaw on face of envelope which contained the original letter from Unwin
Box 9 Folder 20
GBS : Autograph Note: Précis of letter addressed to Shaw by T. Fisher Unwin, concerning Fabian Essays
1889
format: envelope
quantity: 1 item
London; written by Shaw on face of envelope which contained original letter from Unwin
Box 9 Folder 21
GBS : Autograph Note: Précis of contents of letter received from T. Fisher Unwin regarding Fabian Essays
1889
format: envelope
quantity: 1 item
London; written on face of envelope which contained original letter from Unwin
Box 9 Folder 22
GBS : Autograph Note: Précis of contents of letter received from T.P. O'Connor accepting Shaw's resignation as "Corno di Bassetto"
1890
format: envelope
quantity: 1 item
London; written on envelope, stationery of The Star, which contained O'Connor's original letter
Box 9 Folder 23
GBS : Autograph Note: Précis of contents of letter received from Tito Pagliardini, with notation of response
1890
format: envelope
quantity: 1 item
London; written on face of envelope which contained Pagliardini's original letter
Box 9 Folder 24
GBS : Autograph Note: Précis of contents of letter addressed to Shaw by Walter Scott (publishers) concerning Fabian Essays with brief of Shaw's reply
1890
format: envelope
quantity: 1 item
London; written on face of envelope which contained original letter from Walter Scott
Box 9 Folder 25
GBS : Autograph Note: Précis of contents of letter stating interest by T. Fisher Unwin in Corno di Bassetto
1890
format: envelope
quantity: 1 item
London; written on face of envelope which contained original letter from that publisher
Box 9 Folder 26
GBS : Autograph Note: Précis of contents of letter received by Shaw from J. Kingston Barton
1891
format: envelope
quantity: 1 item
London; written on face of envelope which contained original announcement
Box 9 Folder 27
GBS : Autograph Note: Précis of contents of a letter from Elkin Mathews re "Joyne's Poems" with précis of Shaw's reply
1891
format: envelope
quantity: 1 item
London; written on face of envelope which contained original letter from Mathews
Box 9 Folder 28
GBS : Autograph Note: Précis of contents of letter received from Walter Scott concerning U.S. rights to Quintessence of Ibsenism
1891
format: envelope
quantity: 1 item
London; written on face of envelope which contained original letter from Walter Scott
Box 9 Folder 30
GBS : Autograph Note: Précis of letter received from Benjamin Tucker regarding The Quintessence of Ibsenism
1891
format: envelope
quantity: 1 item
London; written on face of envelope which contained Tucker's original letter
Box 9 Folder 31
GBS : Autograph Note: Précis of contents of letter received from Chatto & Windus concerning publication of The Irrational Knot
1892
format: envelope
quantity: 1 item
London; written on face of envelope which contained original letter from Chatto & Windus
Box 9 Folder 32
GBS : Autograph Note: Précis of contents of letter from Chatto & Windus offering to publish The Irrational Knot and brief of Shaw's response
1892
format: envelope
quantity: 1 item
London; written on face of the envelope which contained the original letter from Chatto & Windus
Box 9 Folder 33
GBS : Autograph Note: Précis of contents of letter received from Jim Crowell re; "Hyndman in Justice"
1892
format: envelope
quantity: 1 item
London; written on the envelope which contained the original of Crowell's letter
Box 9 Folder 34
GBS : Autograph Note: Précis of contents of letter received from David Nutt concerning manuscript of Widowers' Houses
1892
format: envelope
quantity: 1 item
London; written on envelope which contained the original letter from Nutt
Box 9 Folder 35
GBS : Autograph Note: Précis of contents of letter addressed to Shaw by H. Lowenfeld concerning Arms and the Man
1894
format: envelope
quantity: 1 item
London; written on the envelope which contained the original letter, with arms of the Prince of Wales Theatre
Box 9 Folder 36
GBS : Autograph Note: Précis of contents of letter from Walter Scott regarding Arms and the Man
1894
format: envelope
quantity: 1 item
London; written on the face of the envelope which contained the original letter from the publishing firm
Box 9 Folder 37
GBS : Autograph Note: Précis of contents of letter received from H.L. Brackstad regarding Scandinavian rights to Shaw's plays
1894
format: envelope
quantity: 1 item
London; written on the face of the envelope which contained the original letter from Brackstad
Box 9 Folder 38
GBS : Autograph Note: Précis of contents of letter from Walter Scott concerning Cashel Byron's Profession
1894
format: envelope
quantity: 1 item
London; written on envelope which contained the original letter from Walter Scott
Box 9 Folder 39
GBS : Autograph Note: Précis of contents of letter from Robert Buchanan who had written a novel which included a character based on Shaw
1895
format: envelope
quantity: 1 item
London; written on face of envelope which contained Buchanan's original letter
Box 9 Folder 40
GBS : Autograph Note: Précis of contents of letter addressed to Shaw by Richard Mansfield concerning Candida
1895
format: envelope
quantity: 1 item
London; written on face of the envelope which contained Mansfield's original letter; quote, " Candida impossible."
Box 9 Folder 41
GBS : Autograph Note: Précis of contents of letter received from Richard Mansfield concerning Candida (2)
1895
format: envelope
quantity: 1 item
London; written on face of envelope which contained Mansfield's original letter
Box 9 Folder 41.5
GBS : Autograph Letter Signed: to [Charles Charrington]
Jun.20, 1895
format: letter
quantity: 1 leaf + copy + 1 leaf
London; "I bicycled off to Hendon this afternoon". Includes copy of letter plus a note from B. F. Burgunder explaining content.
Box 9 Folder 42
GBS : Autograph Note: Précis of contents of letter received from Robert Buchanan; "Chaff"
1896
format: envelope
quantity: 1 item
London; written on face of envelope which contained Buchanan's original letter
Box 9 Folder 43
GBS : Autograph Note: Précis of contents of letter received from Cunninghame Graham
1897
format: envelope
quantity: 1 item
London; written on face of envelope which contained Graham's original letter
Box 9 Folder 44
GBS : Autograph Note: Précis of contents of letter received from Mr. Bonline
1897
format: envelope
quantity: 1 item
London; written on face of envelope which contained Bonline's original letter
Box 9 Folder 45
GBS : Autograph Note: Précis of letter from S.C. Cockerell (The Morris Lectures) and Shaw's response "Send them along"
1897
format: envelope
quantity: 1 item
London; written by Shaw on face of envelope which contained the original letter from Cockerell
Box 9 Folder 46
GBS : Autograph Note: Précis of contents of letter addressed to Shaw by H. Lowenfeld
1897
format: envelope
quantity: 1 item
London; notes Lowenfeld's desire to make a "light opera" of Arms and the Man; written on the face of envelope which contained Lowenfeld's original letter
Box 9 Folder 47
GBS : Autograph Note: Précis of contents of letter received from Richard Mansfield regarding Albany, New York production of The Devil's Disciple
1897
format: envelope
quantity: 1 item
London; written on face of envelope which contained Mansfield's original letter
Box 9 Folder 48
GBS : Autograph Note: Précis of contents of letter addressed to Shaw by Richard Mansfield
1897
format: envelope
quantity: 1 item
London; concerns Shaw's percentage of The Devil's Disciple; written on face of envelope which contained Mansfield's original letter
Box 9 Folder 49
GBS : Autograph Note: Précis of contents of letter received from Forbes Robertson concerning the impossibility of producing The Devil's Disciple
1897
format: envelope
quantity: 1 item
London; written on face o the envelope which contained the original letter
Box 9 Folder 50
GBS : Autograph Note: Précis of contents of letter received from Frank Harris concerning his resignation from The Saturday Review
1897
format: envelope
quantity: 1 item
London
Box 9 Folder 51
GBS : Autograph Note: Précis of contents of letter received from Clement Scott
1898
format: envelope
quantity: 1 item
London; written on face of envelope which contained the original letter
Box 9 Folder 52
GBS : Autograph Note: Précis of contents of letter received from H.S. Stone concerning the copyright to The Perfect Wagnerite
1899
format: envelope
quantity: 1 item
London; written on face of envelope which contained the original letter
Box 9 Folder 53
GBS : Autograph Note: Précis of request for loan from Paul Daubig received by Shaw
1900
format: envelope
quantity: 1 item
London; note by Shaw on face of envelope which held the original letter
Box 9 Folder 54
GBS : Autograph Note: Précis of contents of letter received from H.W. Massingham of the New Penny Daily
1900
format: envelope
quantity: 1 item
London; written with brief of Shaw's response on face of envelope which contained original Massingham letter
Box 9 Folder 55
GBS : Autograph Note: Précis of contents of letter addressed to Shaw by Thomas Common, apparently concerned with English publication of Nietzsche
1902
format: envelope
quantity: 1 item
London; note on face of envelope which contained original letter from Common
Box 9 Folder 56
GBS : Autograph Note: Précis of contents of letter received from J.M. Jeakes concerning the Fox and Pelican
1902
format: envelope
quantity: 1 item
London; the Fox and Pelican was a public house in Haslemere of which Shaw was a shareholder; written on face of envelope which contained original letter
Box 10 Folder 1
GBS : Autograph Note to Unknown
[n.d.]
quantity: 1 leaf
[n.p.] The [pound sign] 500 can begin on the 1st June
Box 10 Folder 2
GBS : Autograph Note to Unknown
[n.d.]
quantity: 1 leaf
[n.p.] Say there is a statutory right of reasonable quotation,
Box 10 Folder 3
GBS : Typed Letter Signed to Unknown
[n.d.]
quantity: 1 leaf
[Westminster] Dear Sir, As you have been a good friend to the Labour Research Department [Written on Labour Research Department letterhead asking for donations.]
Box 10 Folder 4
GBS : Typed Letter[draft] Signed to Editor of "The Nation"
[n.d.]
quantity: 3 leaves
[n.p.] Sir/ May I again point out the cruel absurdities in which we have been landed [Regarding the case of Stephen Hobhouse.]
Box 10 Folder 5
GBS : Autograph Letter Signed to Henry Kiell Ayliff
[n.d.]
quantity: 1 leaf
[n.p.] Would a Chaplin moustache be a breach of faith
Box 10 Folder 6
GBS :Typed Letter[draft] Signed to Governors of St. Bartholomew's Hospital
[n.d.]
quantity: 1 leaf
[n.p.] The Governors of St. Bartholomew's Hospital having inteded to entertain
Box 10 Folder 7
GBS : Typed Letter to Dr. Inches
[n.d.]
quantity: 1 leaf
[n.p.] Dear Dr. Inches, I have a tragic tale to tell of that unique juicer.
Box 10 Folder 8
GBS : Autograph Note to [Blanche Patch]
[n.d.]
quantity: 1 leaf
[London] Male servants licens abolished after January 1937.
Box 10 Folder 9
GBS : Autograph Letter to [Blanche Patch]
[n.d.]
quantity: 1 leaf
Ayot St. Lawrence; Can you do with [pound sign] 500? Net?
Box 10 Folder 10
GBS : Autograph Letter to [Blanche Patch]
[n.d.]
quantity: 1 leaf
[n.p.] In the study/ Bernard's Brethren, typed copy bound in red cloth.
Box 10 Folder 11
GBS : Envelope addressed to Miss Ethel Shaw
[n.d.]
quantity: 1 leaf
Torquay; [In Shaw's hand]
Box 10 Folder 12
GBS : Autograph Note to Charles Thomas
[n.d.]
quantity: 1 leaf + envelope + 1
[n.p.] This is on no account to be inserted in the Music article [Envelope is addressed to Robson & Son, Printers; note on envelope directs Shaw to "Please send this at once by hand to" Dobson & Son. Plus a note by B.F. Burgunder identifying Thomas.]
Box 10 Folder 13
GBS : Autograph Letter[shorthand, draft] to R. G. Walford
[n.d.]
quantity: 1 leaf + 1
[n.p.] Dear Mr. Walford/ The Society of Authors has sent me your letter about televising [Includes typed transcription of letter]
Box 10 Folder 14
GBS : Envelope Addressed to Mrs. Gordon Walters
[n.d.]
quantity: 1 leaf
[Hertshire] [Adressed to Mrs. Gordon Walters [Ethel Shaw] in Shaw's hand.]
Box 10 Folder 15
GBS : Autograph Note
[n.d.]
quantity: 1 leaf + 1
[n.p.] Immaturity [Presumably the identification card Shaw inserted beneath the string of the manuscript bundle. With note explaining it's significance, signed FEL.]
Box 10 Folder 16
GBS : Autograph Letter Signed to John Manger Fells
Aug.6, 1881
quantity: 1 leaf
[n.p.] My dear Fells/ I hereby solemnly undertake 9without in any was pledging myself) to submit
Box 10 Folder 17
GBS : Autograph Letter Signed to Edwin Habgood
Jul.12, 1883
quantity: 1 leaf + 1 leaf + 2 leaves
London; Ha! ha! ha! Health, education, and recreation: What a dog you are! [Included is typed transcription plus 2 leaf copy of original letter.]
Box 10 Folder 18
GBS : Typed Letter Signed to Mrs. Emery Walker
Jan.23, 1885
quantity: 2 leaves
London; Dear Mrs. Walker, Never shilst I live will I steal a handkerchief again.
Box 10 Folder 19
GBS : Autograph Letter Signed to Harold Wright
Feb.5, 1885
quantity: 1 leaf
London; Dear Wright/ I give you my word that the enclosed is the first five shillings
Box 10 Folder 20
GBS : Autograph Letter Signed to Harold Wright
Mar.12, 1885
quantity: 1 leaf
London; Dear Wright/ You looked as if you wanted to sit on the safety valve this evening.
Box 10 Folder 21
GBS : Autograph Letter Signed to Harold Wright
Mar.13, 1885
quantity: 1 leaf
London; Dear Wright/ We are indeed at the gates of hell;
Box 10 Folder 22
GBS : Autograph Letter Signed to Jenny Patterson
Mar.10, 1996
quantity: 1 leaf + 2 leaves + 2 photographs with negatives
London; As to Beatty, do as you please. Only remember that - [On verso is Jenny's reply to Shaw, dated Wednesday. Included is 2 leaf note by B.F. Burgunder and a photograph of each side of the leaf.]
Box 10 Folder 23
GBS : Autograph Letter Signed to Alice Lockett
Aug.19, 1886
quantity: 1 leaf + envelope + 4 photographs with negatives
London; My dear Alice/ I swear by the spirit of Nature's author, which is in the hills, [With 3 photographic copies of the letter and one of the envelope along with negatives.]
Box 10 Folder 24
GBS : Autograph Letter Signed to Frances E. (Trickett) Archer
Jan.12, 1887
quantity: 3 leaves
London; Dear Mrs. Archer/ I have at last made time to go carefully through your MS;
Box 10 Folder 25
GBS : Autograph Letter Signed to Mr. Bartlett
Aug.22, 1888
quantity: 1 leaf
London; Dear Bartlett/ If it were possible for me to belong to the Bloomsbury Society
Box 10 Folder 26
GBS : Autograph Letter Signed to Walter J. Evans
Mar.4, 1889
quantity: 1 leaf + 2 leaves
London;Dear Sir/ In Social Democracy there is practically infinite scope for courage, [With 2 page typed transcription]
Box 10 Folder 27
GBS : Autograph Letter Signed to Tighe Hopkins
Aug.31, 1889
quantity: 4 leaves + 9 leaves
London; Dear Hopkins/ In vain all these friendly remonstrances. [With 9 page typed transcription.]
Box 10 Folder 28
GBS : Autograph Letter Signed to Tighe Hopkins
Sept.2, 1889
quantity: 2 leaves
London; Dear Hopkins/ I return R's letter, for which thanks.
Box 10 Folder 29
GBS : Autograph Letter[postcard] Signed to Grant Richards
Dec.3, 1889
quantity: 1 leaf + 1 leaf
London; Henry & Leo have bust up their business [With note from B.F. Burgunder.]
Box 10 Folder 30
GBS : Autograph Letter[card] Signed to Charles Thomas
Sept.14, 1890
quantity: 1 leaf
London; Dear Mr. Thomas/ There has been nothing doing in the musical line;
Box 10 Folder 31
GBS : Autograph Letter[postcard] Signed to Jacob Thomas Grein
Nov.20, 1890
quantity: 1 leaf
London; Dear Sir/ Could you put off the Ibsen evening to next year?
Box 10 Folder 32
GBS : Autograph Letter[postcard] Signed to J. M. Strudwick
Feb.13, 1891
quantity: 1 leaf
London; A proof of my article has just come to hand.
Box 10 Folder 33
GBS : Typed Letter Signed to Charles Thomas
Mar.15, 1891
quantity: 1 leaf
London; Dear Mr. Thomas/ My bad habits are altogether the fault of Spottiswoodes.
Box 10 Folder 34
GBS : Autograph Letter Signed to Charles Thomas
Jul.30, 1891
quantity: 1 leaf
London; Dear Mr. Thomas/ There is absolutely nothing doing in the way of music now.
Box 10 Folder 35
GBS : Autograph Letter[postcard] Signed to Charles Thomas
Apr.24, 1892
quantity: 1 leaf
London; Dear Mr. Thomas/ Nothing happened last week that I could write about
Box 10 Folder 36
GBS : Autograph Letter Signed to Charles Thomas
May 19, 1892
quantity: 1 leaf
London; Dear Mr. Thomas/ You have no doubt noticed that Harris (Sir Augustus) has resolved to boycott
Box 10 Folder 37
GBS : Typed Letter Signed to Charles Thomas
Feb.3, 1893
quantity: 1 leaf
London; Dear Mr. Thomas/ What are the regulations under which my last article was disqualified?
Box 10 Folder 38
GBS : Autograph Letter Signed to Charles Thomas
Nov.6, 1893
quantity: 1 leaf
London;Dear Mr. Thomas/ This is mere cruelty to animals.
Box 10 Folder 39
GBS : Autograph Letter Signed to H. Berwick
Nov.13, 1893
quantity: 1 leaf
London;Dear Sir/ I have to lecture at Norwood on the 19th.
Box 10 Folder 40
GBS : Autograph Letter[postcard] Signed to H. Berwick
Dec.4, 1893
quantity: 1 leaf
London; Dear Sir/ I find that I shall be out of town in January
Box 10 Folder 41
GBS : Autograph Letter Signed to Jacob Thomas Grein
Dec.12, 1893
quantity: 1 leaf
London; Dear Grein/ You ask me for particulars about the play.
Box 10 Folder 42
GBS : Autograph Letter Signed toHenry W. Massingham
Jan.5, 1894
quantity: 2 leaves
London; Dear Messingham/ Mrs. Messingham has just written to me to ask about Mrs. Behnke.
Box 10 Folder 43
GBS : Autograph Letter Signed to Elizabeth Robins
Mar.29, 1894
quantity: 1 leaf + 1 leaf
London; Oh my Saint Elizabeth, holy and consoling, [With note from B.F. Burgunder]
Box 10 Folder 44
GBS : Autograph Letter Signed to C. D. Yates
May 28, 1894
quantity: 1 leaf
London; Dear Yatess/ I look forward with the greatest misgiving to the World's progress
Box 10 Folder 45
GBS : Autograph Letter Signed to C. D. Yates
May 30, 1894
quantity: 1 leaf
London; My dear Yates/ I thought it possible that the command might be taken by Major Griffiths,
Box 10 Folder 46
GBS Typed Letter Signed to Major Arthur Griffiths
Jun.2, 1894
quantity: 1 leaf
London; Dear Major Griffiths/ Not a bit of it : there is no objection in the world on my part
Box 10 Folder 47
GBS : Autograph Letter Signed to Charles Thomas
Oct.12, 1894
quantity: 1 leaf
London; Dear Mr. Thomas/ It occurs tome that as those books ought, I suppose, to be reviewed,
Box 10 Folder 48
GBS : Autograph Letter Signed to Charles Charrington
Mar.25, 1895
quantity: 1 leaf + 1 leaf
London; I have just had a telegram to say that the license must be for the Theatre Royal, [With note from B.F. Burgunder]
Box 10 Folder 49
GBS : Autograph Letterpostcard] Signed to J. W[erner] L[aurie]
Sept.11, 1895
quantity: 1 leaf
London; Dear Sir/ The remittance is all right : there was no question of a presentation.
Box 10 Folder 50
GBS : Autograph Letter[postcard] Signed to T. Fisher Unwin
Oct.10, 1895
quantity: 1 leaf
London; Dear Fisher Unwin/ I have just had notice that the Fabian committee meeting
Box 10 Folder 51
GBS : Typed Letter[mimeograph] Signed to Ellen Terry
[1896-1913]
quantity: 11 leaves
London; [ Correspondence between Ellen Terry and Bernard Shaw. Taken from "Ellen Terry & Bernard Shaw: A Correspondence" for Radio Broadcast on the occasion of Ellen Terrery's birthday]
Box 10 Folder 52
GBS : Autograph Letter Signed to Sally Fairchild
Mar.23, 1897
quantity: 1 leaf + 2 leaves + 2 leaves
London; Sally Fairchild/ If you send any "nice, pretty, ambitious little girl who is an actress" to me, [Fairchild was talking about Ethel Barrymore as metioned in a note from M.A. DeW. H[owe]. Included is a 2 page note from B.F. Burgunder.]
Box 10 Folder 53
GBS : Autograph Letter Signed to Charles Charrington
Mar.2, 1897
quantity: 1 leaf
London; Thanks for the fiver. I am not pressed just now;
Box 10 Folder 54
GBS : Autograph Letter Signed to Charles Charrington
Apr.1, 1897
quantity: 1 leaf + 1 leaf
London; Excuse me - I forgot to acknowledge the fiver. Many thanks;
Box 10 Folder 55
GBS : Autograph Letter[postcard] Signed to Jaegers Sanitary Wollen Co.
Oct.8, 1897
quantity: 1 leaf
London; I am sorry to say that the Daily Mail telegram is not sound commercial security
Box 10 Folder 56
GBS : Autograph Letter[postcard] Signed to Sydney Cockerell
Dec.15, 1897
quantity: 1 leaf
London; You should have let me do the art lectures
Box 10 Folder 57
GBS : Autograph Letter Signed to Mrs. Kennedy
May 15, 1898
quantity: 1 leaf
London; Dear Mrs. Kennedy/ I am invalided just at present, or I should ask Mr. Kennedy
Box 10 Folder 58
GBS : Autograph Letter Signed toEdward R. Pease
Feb.27, 1899
quantity: 1 leaf
Haslemere, Surrey; Dear Pease/ Is Mrs. Morgan Thomas still a member?
Box 10 Folder 59
GBS : Autograph Letter [draft] to [London Councilman?]
[ca.1900
quantity: 5 leaves
[London] Dear Sir/ I greatly regret that I shall be unable to attend the meeting
Box 10 Folder 60
GBS : Autograph Letter Signed to Clarence Rook
Mar.2, 1900
quantity: 1 leaf + envelope
London; Dear Rook/ I have just heard incidentally, through my acquaintance with Cunnighame Graham's people,
Box 10 Folder 61
GBS : Autograph Letter Signed to H. S. Salt
Mar.12, 1900
quantity: 1 leaf + 1 leaf + envelope
London; I called at Holbein House on Saturday evening, [With typed transcription and envelope]
Box 10 Folder 62
GBS : Typed Letter[copy?] Signed to Walter Crane
Mar.22, 1900
quantity: 2 leaves
London; My dear Crane/ All this seems to me to be true of the case of the natives
Box 10 Folder 63
GBS : Typed Letter Signed to Mr. McCleary
Apr.11, 1900
quantity: 2 leaves
London; Dear McCleary/ Forgive me for reminding you, but you have not yet,
Box 10 Folder 64
GBS : Autograph Letter Signed to Charles Thomas
May 25, 1900
quantity: 1 leaf
London; Dear Mr. Thomas/ Mr. Hanson Lewis has submitted the enclosed interview to me.
Box 10 Folder 65
GBS : Autograph Letter Signed to Harley Granville-Barker
Jun.15, [1900]
quantity: 1 leaf + 1
London; Dear Mr. Barker. If this reaches you in Maine, [With dealer's description]
Box 10 Folder 66
GBS : Autograph Letter Signed to Mr. Close
Oct.16, 1900
quantity: 1 leaf
London;Dear Mr. Close/ I begin to see that there was a special Providence in your being Church warden
Box 10 Folder 67
GBS : Typed Letter[printed] Signed to Mrs. Bertrand Russell
Oct.27, 1900
quantity: 1 leaf + 1 leaf
London; Please do not be misled by the recent newspaper paragraphs [With note by B.F. Burgunder]
Box 10 Folder 68
GBS : Autograph Letter Signed to Mr. Chrchwarden [Mr. Close?]
Nov.7, 1900
quantity: 1 leaf
London;Dear Mr. Churchwarden/ What about Friday? Yesterday I went for the first time
Box 10 Folder 69
GBS : Autograph Letter Signed to Mr. Chrchwarden [Mr. Close?]
Nov.8, 1900
quantity: 1 leaf
London; Dear Mr. Churchwarden/ This is simply damnable - red ruin and the breaking up of laws.
Box 10 Folder 70
GBS : Autograph Letter Signed to Matthew Hale Douglas
May 4, 1901
quantity: 1 leaf + envelope
London; Dear Sir/ You seem to be an extremely sentimental college
Box 10 Folder 71
GBS : Typed Letter Signed to T. Fisher Unwin
Dec.10, 1901
quantity: 1 leaf
Guildford; Dear Fisher Unwin/ For such a book as you sugges we are, I am afraid, a day after the fair.
Box 10 Folder 72
GBS : Autograph Letter[postcard] Signed to Frank Plowright
Mar.11, 1902
quantity: 1 leaf
London; You can't get any theatre for rehearsals in the evening
Box 10 Folder 73
GBS : Autograph Letter Signed to W. J. Douglas
Mar.19, 1902
quantity: 1 leaf + 1 leaf
London; Dear Sir/ Go to the nearest Town Hall and sit in the ratepayers gallery [ With dealer's description]
Box 10 Folder 74
GBS : Autograph Letter[copy, printed] Signed to Courtenay Thorpe
Mar.25, 1902
quantity: 1 leaf
Guildford; Courtenay's letter has just come.[Printed in The Frances W. and H. Jack Lang Letter Collection Catalogue at Case Western Reserve University Libraries, p. 27, with description.]
Box 10 Folder 75
GBS : Typed Letter Signed to Kate (Dickens) Perugini
Jun.2, 1903
quantity: 4 leaves
London; My dear Mrs. Kate/ I got your letter at Siena; but I have had to wrait for a little lull
Box 10 Folder 76
GBS : Autograph Letter[postcard] Signed to William Butler Yeats
Jun.23, 1903
quantity: 1 leaf
London; I have it quite seriously in my head to write an Irish play
Box 10 Folder 77
GBS : Typed Letter [copy] Signed to Edward Pease
Sept.30, 1903
quantity: 3 leaves + 1 leaf
Stracher, Loch Tyne; Dear Pease, I cnnot attend the Executive on Friday, [With note from B. F. Burgunder]
Box 10 Folder 78
GBS : Autograph & Typed Letters[copies] Signed to Brentano's
[1904-1928]
quantity: 45 leaves
London; [Copies of many letters to Brentano's.]
Box 10 Folder 79
GBS : Autograph Letter Signed to J. E. Brydone
Feb.23, 1904
quantity: 2 leaves + envelope
London; Dear Sir/ I quite sympathize with your objection to the present high rating;
Box 10 Folder 80
GBS : Typed Letter Signed to Brentano's
Jun.15, 1904
quantity: 3 leaves
London; Dear Sirs/ I have only j8ust returned from a holiday in Rome.
Box 10 Folder 81
GBS : Autograph Letter Signed to Editor of the "Saturday Review"
Apr.21, 1905
quantity: 1 leaf + 1 leaf
[London?] Mislaid this until 21/4/05, when I returned the cheque [Note written on acknowledgement receipt; with dealer's description]
Box 10 Folder 82
GBS : Autograph Letter Signed to Rosina Filippi
Jun.21, 1905
quantity: 1 leaf + 1 leaf
[London?] My dear Miss Filippi/ Whjat is this I hear about your being engaged to Hicks [With copy of verso of letter]
Box 10 Folder 83
GBS : Autograph Letter [postcard] Signed to Brentano's
Aug.6, 1905
quantity: 1 leaf
Derry, Rosscarbery, Co., Cork; The copyright law as to the I. K. is as follows.
Box 10 Folder 84
GBS : Typed Letter Signed to Millicent Murby
Feb.20, 1906
quantity: 1 leaf
London; My dear Miss Murby/ I advise you not to make yourself dependent on acting for your livelihood.
Box 10 Folder 85
GBS : Autograph Letter[draft] Signed to Editor of the "Standard"
Nov.21, 1906
quantity: 3 leaves
London; Sir- In the notice of my play in your issue of yesterday,
Box 10 Folder 86
GBS : Autograph Letter Signed to Edward R. Pease
Jul.25, 1907
quantity: 1 leaf + 1 leaf
Hafody Bryn, Llanbedr; Dear Pease/ Maude has got Dent on the brain. [With dealer's description]
Box 10 Folder 87
GBS : Autograph Letter[postcard] Signed to Brentano's
Jul.29, 1907
quantity: 1 leaf
Llanbedr, Merionethshire; In a bibliography which has just [been] compiled for me
Box 10 Folder 88
GBS : Autograph Letter Signed to Archibald Henderson
Jul.29, 1907
quantity: 2 leaves + 2 leaves
Hafod y Bryn, Llanbedr, Merionethshire; Mr dear Henderson/ You must restrain your enthusiasm for photogiavure, [With dealer's transcription and description.]
Box 10 Folder 89
GBS : Autograph Letter [postcard] Signed to Gladys M. Rees
Jul.30, 1907
quantity: 1 leaf
Hafod y Bryn, Llanbedr, Merionethshire; I quite appreciate the suggestion : in fact I have thought sponaneously of doing something
Box 10 Folder 90
GBS : Autograph Letter[postcard] Signed to Edgar Jepson
Aug.10, 1907
quantity: 1 leaf
Hafod y Bryn, Llanbedr, Merionethshire; C. H. Norman, an S. D. F.er who has been down here
Box 10 Folder 91
GBS : Autograph Letter Signed toMrs. [Pakenham?] Beatty
Aug.14, 1907
quantity: 1 leaf
Hafod y Bryn, Llanbedr, Merionethshire; Dear Mrs. Beatty/ It is possible to get from 3 1/2 to 4 % on investments
Box 10 Folder 92
GBS : Autograph Letter[postcard] Signed to Ben Iden Payne
Sept.8, 1907
quantity: 1 leaf
Hafod y Bryn, Llanbedr, Merionethshire; I got your letter too late to wire.
Box 10 Folder 93
GBS : Autograph Letter Signed to Rosina Filippi
Nov.13, 1907
quantity: 1 leaf
London; Dear Miss Filippi/ Yes, by all means. At the end of the second act,
Box 11 Folder 1
GBS : Typed Letter [fragment, draft?] to Messrs. Schneider and Jablonski
[1908]
quantity: 2 leaves
[n.p.] ... That the entirely new passages, as distinct from more unimportnat revisions... [Pages 3 and 4 only; corrected by hand. Recipients address is Berlin, Leipzigerstr., 101-2.]
Box 11 Folder 2
GBS : Typed Letter [copy] to Augustin Hamon
Mar.3, 1908
quantity: 2 leaves + 3 leaves + 8 leaves
Ayot St. Lawrence; My dear Hamon/ I telegraphed yesterday to same time. [Shaw discusses foreign language publications of his works. Included in folder is a 3 page explanation by B.F. Burgunder of the French & German editions of Shaw in the Cornell collection along with 8 pages of various catalogues listing Shaw items along with photocopies of some of the items listed. The Hamon letter is probably one of the items that was singled out.]
Box 11 Folder 3
GBS : Autograph Letter Signed to Unknown
Mar.31, 1908
quantity: 1 leaf
Ayot St. Lawrence: Dear Sir/ The story about the watch was in full swing about Charles Bradlaugh
Box 11 Folder 4
GBS : Autograph Letter [postcard] Signed to Mrs. Eveleen Myers
Apr.27, 1908
quantity: 1 leaf
London; Dine? Never.
Box 11 Folder 5
GBS : Autograph Letter Signed to [Robert d'Humieres]
May 3, 1908
quantity: 1 leaf
Battler's Green, Letchmore Heath; My dear Marquis/ You are wrong about Hamon. He has style, grit,
Box 11 Folder 6
GBS : Typed Letter [copy?] to Dr. Erich Hoffmann
May 12, 1908
quantity: 2 leaves
[n.p.] Dear Sir, I am much obliged to you for your letter of the 26th inst.,
Box 11 Folder 7
GBS : Typed Letter Signed to C. H. Norman
May 15, 1908
quantity: 1 leaf +1 leaf + 1 leaf
London; My dear Norman, I have nothing whatever to say about the criticisms. With copy send by Guy Bolton to Shaw who returned it with a note : "Dear Guy Bolton/ I have no recollection of this letter ... [With catalogue listing of the letters upon which B.F. Burgunder has typed a long note.]
Box 11 Folder 8
GBS : Typed Letter Signed to Miss Andrews
May 15, 1908
quantity: 1 leaf
London; Dear Miss Andrews, In case you have been able to get Messrs Ellis and Walery
Box 11 Folder 9
GBS : Typed Letter Signed to Miss Marion Chappell
Oct.12, 1908
quantity: 2 leaves
London; Dear Miss Chappell, It would of course be impossible for me to refuse to allow Richard Strauss
Box 11 Folder 10
GBS : Typed Letter [copy] to Curt Otto
Oct.24, 1908
quantity: 2 leaves
[n.p.] Dear Doctor Otto, Your letter of the 11th August arrived here while I was travelling abroad;
Box 11 Folder 11
GBS : Typed Letter [copy] to Curt Otto
Nov.12, 1908
quantity: 2 leaves + 1
[n.p.] Dear Doctor Otto, If the Creator of the Universe, surrounded by all his archangels, [With 1 leaf from Dan H. Laurence commenting on the Dr. Otto letters.]
Box 11 Folder 12
GBS : Typed Letter Signed to The Cambridge [Mass.] University Press
Nov.27, 1908
quantity: 1 leaf + 1
London; Dear Sirs, Enclosed is a preface for which I wish to secure American copyright. [With Dan H. Laurence's comments.]
Box 11 Folder 13
GBS : Typed Letter Signed to Mrs. Gamble
Feb.2, 1909
quantity: 2 leaves + envelope
London; My dear Mrs. Gamble, The difficulty in this religious controversy
Box 11 Folder 14
GBS : Autograph Letter [fragment] Signed to Brentano's
Mar.20, 1909
quantity: 1 envelope
Gibraltar; P.S. I hope this is sufficiently stamped. [Written on the envelope, no letter included.]
Box 11 Folder 15
GBS : Typed Letter Signed to Augusta, Lady Gregory
Jun.12, 1909
quantity: 3 leaves + envelope
London; Dear Lady Gregory, I think the best thing to do is to collect Synge's work first;
Box 11 Folder 16
GBS : Autograph Letter [copy] Signed to C.A. Vanderwell & Co.
Nov.4, 1909
quantity: 2 leaves + 1
[n.p.] Dear Sirs/I have now carried my trial of your electric lighting system [With note from B.F. Burgunder and Dan H. Laurence]
Box 11 Folder 17
GBS : Typed Letter Signed to Mona Limerick
Nov.13, 1909
quantity: 2 leaves
London; Dear Miss Mona Limerick, In September last I wrote to your unworthy husband
Box 11 Folder 18
GBS : Typed Letter Signed to Augusta, Lady Gregory
Nov.6, 1909
quantity: 2 leaves + envelope
London; Dear Lady Gregory, The Stage Society will take anything you can give it
Box 11 Folder 18A
GBS : Written Letter Signed to John E. Vedrenne
Dec. 16, 1909
quantity: 1 leaf + typed description
Ayot St. Lawrence; My Dear VD, Vex not your soul with the superman
Box 11 Folder 19
GBS : Autgraph Letter Signed to James Waters, Jr.
Jan.5, 1910
quantity: 2 leaves
Ayot St. Lawrence; Dear Waters/ It is arranged that nothing is to come out about the repertory scheme
Box 11 Folder 20
GBS : Autograph Letter Signed to A. B. Kershaw
Jan.7, 1910
quantity: 1 leaf + envelope + 1
Queen's Hotel, Soutsea; Dear Sir, Your letter has only just overtaken me, [With not from dealer Paul C. Richards regarding the letter.]
Box 11 Folder 21
GBS : Autograph Letter Signed to A. B. Kershaw
Jan.20, 1910
quantity: 1 leaf + envelope + 1
Ayot St. Lawrence; Dear Sir/ I hope the enclosed will provide Miss Gladys with a satisfactory pet, [With note from B.F. Burgunder.]
Box 11 Folder 22
GBS : Autograph Letter [postcard] Signed to John E. Vedrenne
Jan.11, 1910
quantity: 1 leaf
London; If Miss Buona Bent will call tomorrow between 12.30 & 1,
Box 11 Folder 23
GBS : Autograph Letter [postcard] Signed to John E. Vedrenne
Apr.6, 1910
quantity: 1 leaf
Pyrenees; I shall not be back until the end of the month
Box 11 Folder 24
GBS : Autograph Letter [postcard] Signed to C. H. Norman
Jun.3, 1910
quantity: 1 leaf
London; I answered both letters. Have my replies miscarried?
Box 11 Folder 25
GBS : Autograph Letter Signed to Unknown
Jul14, 1910
quantity: 1 leaf
Ayot St. Lawwrence; Lord bless her innocence, with her two dozen!
Box 11 Folder 26
GBS : Autograph Letter Signed to Robert Rattray
Jul.21, 1910
quantity: 1 leaf
Edstaston wem Shrewsbury; I am afraid I am already full up for next season.
Box 11 Folder 27
GBS : Autograph Letter [postcard] Signed to John E. Vedrenne
Jul.21, 1910
quantity: 1 leaf
Edstaston wem Shrewsbury; Whitney-Barbara is all bunkum. He wants to conciliate me
Box 11 Folder 28
GBS : Autograph Letter [postcard] Signed to Ben Iden Payne
Jul.28, 1910
quantity: 1 leaf
Carrigart Co., Donegal; It would be an interesting experiment: try it by all means.
Box 11 Folder 29
GBS : Autograph Letter [copy] Signed to Olga Nethersole
Sept.18, 1910
quantity: 2 leaves
Parknasilla-on-Sea, Co. Kerry; My dear Miss Nethersole/ I shall never get this dreadful book out:
Box 11 Folder 30
GBS : Autograph Letter [postcard] Signed to H. W. Massingham
Dec.16, 1910
quantity: 1 leaf
Loondon; Mark anything on the proof you want softened or omitted.
Box 11 Folder 31
GBS : AL [postcard] S to John E. Vedrenne
Dec.22, 1910
quantity: 1 leaf
London; Barker won't come up : he syas that as the scenery is going into your store
Box 11 Folder 32
GBS : Autograph Letters[postcards] to Margaret Halstan
May 18, 1911
quantity: 10 leaves + 10 leaves + 1
London; 10 directional postcards for Raina in "Arms and the Man". [Shaw apparently dropped in on the performance and noted his suggestions for her portrayal. Each postcard has a different picture of Shaw on the back. Plus there are transcriptions of each postcard on separate sheets. Plus a note from B.F. Burgunder explaining the situation.]
Box 11 Folder 33
GBS : Autograph Letter [postcard] Signed to John E. Vedrenne
Jul.29, [1911]
quantity: 1 leaf
Savoie, Thonon-les-Bains; I have no objection in the world to Mrs. Fay;
Box 11 Folder 34
GBS : Typed Letter [carbon] Signed to Ralph Brodrick
Nov.17, 1911
quantity: 1 leaf
London; Dear Sir, I attach a special value to the invitation with which you have honored me
Box 11 Folder 35
GBS : Typed Letter [mimeograph] to Emil Davies
Dec.13, 1911
quantity: 5 leaves
London; My dear Emil Davies, In reply to your letter asking for my opinion [Note at top of letter says this letter was mimeographed and sent to all members of the Fabian Society.
Box 11 Folder 36
GBS : Autograph Letter Signed to Viola Tree
Dec.17, 1911
quantity: 1 leaf
Ayot St. Lawrence; My dear Viola/ If I had had a notion that you would have liked Eurdice,
Box 11 Folder 37
GBS : Typed Letter Signed to D. Lewin Mannering
Jan.2, 1912
quantity: 1 leaf
Ayot St. Lawrence; Dear Lewin Mannering, You will drive me out of my senses.
Box 11 Folder 38
GBS : Autograph Letter Signed to Viola Tree
Jan.5, 1912
quantity: 1 leaf + envelope
Edsteston wem Shrewsbury; My dear Viola/ Just three lines in frantic haste to catch the post.
Box 11 Folder 39
GBS : Typed Letter Signed to John Palmer
Feb.24, 1912
quantity: 1 leaf
London; Dear Mr. Palmer, What I said about a book on the censorship would not hold
Box 11 Folder 40
GBS : Autograph Letter [shorthand draft] to J.N. Duddington
[Jun., 1912]
quantity: 1 leaf + 1 leaf + 1 leaf + 1
[Ayot St. lawrence] Dear Mr. Duddington, Shall we say provisionally a pound a week for the furniture [With letter from Duddington to Mrs. Shaw, 23-6-12, and a transcription of Shaw's shorthand; plus a note from B.F. Burgunder with explanations.]
Box 11 Folder 41
GBS : Typed Letter Signed to C. H. Norman
Jun.25, 1912
quantity: 1 leaf
[London] Dear Norman, The Malatesta Case comes sufficiently within the range of Radical interest [With note in Shaw's hand at the tope]
Box 11 Folder 42
GBS : Autograph Letter[postcard] Signed to Dorothy Minto
Jul.2, 1912
quantity: 1 leaf + 1
London; As the book is coming to pieces I have sent it to be stitched [With note from B. F. Burgunder giving background.]
Box 11 Folder 43
GBS : Autograph Letter [card] Signed to [Cyril Sykes]
Oct.2, 1912
quantity: 1 leaf
It is quite a mistake to suppose that male polictical prisoners are in any way privileged.
Box 11 Folder 44
GBS : Typed Letter Signed to Simon Brentano
Nov.6, 1912
quantity: 2 leaves
London; My dear Mr. Brentano, Whatever the reason may be, it is beyond all question
Box 11 Folder 45
GBS : Autograph Letter[card] to Simon Brentano
Nov.15, 1912
quantity: 1 leaf
London; The enclosed will help to document my letter
Box 11 Folder 46
GBS : Autograph Letter Signed to Augusta, Lady Gregory
Nov.18, 1912
quantity: 1 leaf + 1
Ayot St. Lawrence; My dear Lady Gregory/ Three times at least I have begun letters to you; [With comments from Dan. H. Laurence]
Box 11 Folder 47
GBS : Autograph Letter[postcard] Signed to Augusta, Lady Gregory
Nov.19, 1912
quantity: 1 leaf
Ayot St. Lawrence; Our letters crossed. I'll write to the Lord Mayor. [Shaw photo on the back of the postcard]
Box 11 Folder 48
GBS : Typed Letter Signed to Walter Stephens
Dec.11, 1912
quantity: 1 leaf
London; Dear Sir, The thing is entirely impossible.
Box 11 Folder 49
GBS : Autograph Letter Signed to Blake Adams
Jan.1, 1913
quantity: 1 leaf + envelope
London; Dear Blake Adams/ I made one or two notes at the last perfomance.
Box 11 Folder 50
GBS : Autograph Letter[postcard] Signed to William Poel
Jan.1, 1913
quantity: 1 leaf
London; I was in front on Tuesday with Barker,
Box 11 Folder 51
GBS : Typed Letter Signed to Brentano's
Apr.19, 1913
quantity: 2 leaves
London; Dear Brentanos, On going through your accounts I find no mention
Box 11 Folder 52
GBS : Autograph Letter[postcard] Signed to Clifford Sharp
May 19, 1913
quantity: 1 leaf
Ayot St. Lawrence; I have been finally crushed by Mrs. Patrick Campbell,
Box 11 Folder 53
GBS : Autograph Letter Signed to Ashley Dukes
Jun.17, 1913
quantity: 1 leaf + 1
Ayot St. Lawrence; Dear Ashley Dukes/ It will perhaps amuse you to learn that the following conversation [With transcription included.]
Box 11 Folder 54
GBS : Autograph Letter Signed to Rosina Fillippi
Sept.16, 1913
quantity: 1 leaf
Valence -s-Rhone; My dear Rosina Filippi/ Thank you for a very welcome letter.
Box 11 Folder 55
GBS : Autograph Letter[postcard] Signed to Clifford Sharp
Nov.3, 1913
quantity: 1 leaf
London; G.K.C. has utterly failed to get a rise out of me.
Box 11 Folder 56
GBS : Typed Letter Signed to John E. Vedrenne
Nov.17, 1913
quantity: 1 leaf
London; My dear Vedrenne, Have you got the old prompt copy of the Philanderer?
Box 11 Folder 57
GBS : Autograph Letter[card] Signed to Unknown
[ca.1914-15]
quantity: 1 leaf + 1
London; Keep all these press cuttings until the performances [With note from B.F. Burgunder]
Box 11 Folder 58
GBS : Autograph Letter[postcard] Signed to Gilbert Murray
Feb.2, 1914
quantity: 1 leaf
London; Sheafs of invitations, mostly from people who make downstrokes
Box 11 Folder 59
GBS : Autograph Letter Signed to Fanny [Brough]
Jun.16, 1914
quantity: 1 leaf + 1
Ayot St. Lawrence; Dearest Fanny/ What! Carlotta Addison gone! [With dealer's description with transcription included .]
Box 11 Folder 60
GBS : Typed Letter[copy] Signed to Constable & Co.
Nov., 1914
quantity: 1 leaf + 1 + 1
London; Dear Contables: My novels are not copywrite in America, [With letter from Constable & Co., November 10th 1914 asking Shaw about selling his books in America. Plus note from B.F. Burgunder on the copy and note from Dan H. Laurence too.]
Box 11 Folder 61
GBS : Typed Letter Signed to Bretano's
Nov.20, 1914
quantity: 4 leaves
London; My dear Brentano's/ Mr Doubleday's offer is an important one.
Box 11 Folder 62
GBS : Autograph Letter[card] Signed to Harold Wright
Dec.11, 1914
quantity: 1 leaf + envelope
London; Many thanks for the book. It will be most useful to me.
Box 11 Folder 63
GBS : Autograph Letter Signed to W. Perriton Maxwell
Aug.9, 1915
quantity: 1 leaf
Torquay; Dear Mr. Perriton Maxwell/ I had rather not answer your questions just now,
Box 11 Folder 64
GBS : Autograph Letter Signed to Sir John Squire
Sept.1, 1915
quantity: 1 leaf + 1
orquay; Dear Squire/ Read the enclosed. Denis Mackail is a son of Jack Mackail [With note from B.F. Burgunder with brief identity sketches of those mentioned in the letter. Pasted into a hard binding.]
Box 11 Folder 65
GBS : Autograph Letter Signed to Augusta, Lady Gregory
Sept.14, 1915
quantity: 1 leaf
Torquay; My dear Lady Gregory/ O'Flaherty V.C. many now, I think, re regarded as a certainty.
Box 11 Folder 66
GBS : Autograph Letter[telegram] to Carolos Paton Blacker
Oct.4, 1915
quantity: 2 leaves
Torquay; At vane Gower yesterday. Carolos handed the telegram from authorities.
Box 11 Folder 67
GBS : Autograph Letter Signed to August, Lady Gregory
Oct.19, 1915
quantity: 1 leaf
Torquay; My dear Lady Gregory/ On the point of returning to London
Box 11 Folder 68
GBS : Autograph Letter Signed to Carlos Paton Blacker
Oct.19, 1915
quantity: 1 leaf
Torquay; My dear Pep/ The worst is over at Vane Lower.
Box 11 Folder 69
GBS : Autograph Letter[postcard] Signed to Carlos Paton Blacker
Oct.20, 1915
quantity: 1 leaf
Torquay; My letter of yesterday needs a postscript.
Box 11 Folder 70
GBS : Autograph[shorthand] Letter Signed to Harry M. Paull
Oct.28, 1915
quantity: 2 leaves + 1 leaf
[London] My dear Paull, The members present did me a great injustice. [With typed transcription of shorthand.]
Box 11 Folder 71
GBS : Autograph Letter Signed to Florence (Johnston) Gamble
Nov.30, 1915
quantity: 1 leaf + 1
London; My dear Florence/ Why doesn't Constance get a war job? [With note from B.F. Burgunder]
Box 12 Folder 1
GBS : Autograph Letter Signed: to Florence (Johnston) Gamble
Jan. 6, 1916
quantity: 1 leaf
London?; begins "My dear Florence / How did that come about, I wonder?"
Box 12 Folder 2
GBS : Typed Letter: to Brentano's
Jan. 15, 1916
quantity: 1 leaf
London; begins "Dear Brentano's / I enclose, first, some photographs"
Box 12 Folder 3
GBS : Typed Letter Signed: to Brentano's
Feb. 18, 1916
quantity: 1 leaf + 1
London; with a typed prospectus; revised in Shaw's hand, for the volume of plays containing Androcles, Overruled,and Pygmalion
Box 12 Folder 4
GBS : Typed Letter Signed: to Brentano's
Feb. 24, 1916
quantity: 1 leaf
London; begins "Dear Brentanos / The shortage of labor here makes it"
Box 12 Folder 5
GBS : Typed Letter Signed: to Hesketh Pearson [initialed]
June 14, 1916
quantity: 2 leaves + envelope
London; begins "Dear Hesketh Pearson / If you won't read my works by degrees"
Box 12 Folder 6
GBS : Autograph Letter Signed: to Hesketh Pearson
Aug. 15, 1916
postcard
quantity: 1 leaf
Ayot St. Lawrence; postcard bearing photograph of Shaw; begins "I sent the last copy but one of the Caesar / prologue"
Box 12 Folder 7
GBS : Typed Letter Signed: to Brentano's
Aug. 22, 1916
quantity: 1 leaf
London; begins "Dear Brentanos / In your last accounting to me"
Box 12 Folder 8
GBS : Typed Letter Signed: to Augusta, Lady Gregory
Aug. 22, 1916
quantity: 3 leaves
London; begins "My dear Lady Gregory / I have at last heard from Robert"
Box 12 Folder 9
GBS : Autograph Letter Signed: to Augusta, Lady Gregory [initialed]
Sept. 3, 1916
quantity: 1 leaf + envelope
Sedbergh; begins "My dear Lady Gregory / I don't at all agree about Ibsen"
Box 12 Folder 10
GBS : Autograph Letter Signed: to Augusta, Lady Gregory [initialed]
Sept. 3, 1916
postcard
quantity: 1 leaf
Sedbergh; begins "What are the prospects of the / Abbey Players ever"
Box 12 Folder 11
GBS : Autograph Letter Signed: to Hesketh Pearson
Sept. 4, 1916
postcard
quantity: 1 leaf + 1
Sedbergh; with typed transcription on separate leaf; begins "I got Harris's book (the Wilde / one) before the 7th August"
Box 12 Folder 12
GBS : Autograph Note: to "Carbonato" [Paul Reynolds]
ca. Sept. 5, 1916
quantity: 1 leaf + 1
Text of a telegram Shaw sent to his New York agent regarding the sale of O'Flaherty V.C.;with transcription on a separate leaf; begins "Am doubtful about Flaherty / What does Hearst offer / play contains roughly 9,000 words"
Box 12 Folder 13
GBS : Autograph Letter Signed: to John E. Vedrenne
Sept. 6, 1916
quantity: 1 leaf
Turners Hill, Sussex; purchased at Sotheby's, December 13, 1994; begins "I have been out of London since Androclesappeared"
Box 12 Folder 14
GBS : Autograph Letter Signed: to Hesketh Pearson
Sept. 7, 1916
quantity: 1 leaf + envelope
Sedbergh; with typed transcription on separate leaf; begins "Dear Hesketh Pearson / I have kept a copy of the letter"
Box 12 Folder 15
GBS : Autograph Note: Envelopes addressed to Ernest Newman, the music critic
Aug.? and Sept. 13, 1916
envelope
quantity: 2 items
One envelope is labelled Sedbergh, the other London
Box 12 Folder 16
GBS : Autograph Letter Signed: to Ernest Newman
Sept. 13, 1916
quantity: 1 leaf
Sedbergh; begins "Dear Mr. Newman / I have just read your article"
Box 12 Folder 17
GBS : Autograph Letter Signed: to Hesketh Pearson [initialed]
Sept. 13, 1916
postcard
quantity: 1 leaf + 1
Sedbergh; with typed transcription on separate leaf; begins "I now find that there is a / difficulty about publication."
Box 12 Folder 18
GBS : Typed Letter Signed: to Ernest Newman
Sept. 20, 1916
quantity: 1 leaf + envelope
London; begins "My dear Newman / I cannot make up my mind about Glastonbury."
Box 12 Folder 19
GBS : Autograph Letter Signed: to Hesketh Pearson
Oct. 1, 1916
quantity: 1 leaf + 1 + envelope
Ayot St. Lawrence; with typed transcription on separate leaf; begins "Now, God help you, you are, like all hero"
Box 12 Folder 20
GBS : Autograph Letter Signed: to Hesketh Pearson [initialed]
Oct. 3, 1916
quantity: 2 leaves + 2 + envelope
Ayot St. Lawrence; typed transcription on separate leaf; with two of Shaw's printed postcards, one beginning "I have received your letter," the other beginning "Mr. Bernard Shaw's secretary has general instructions"
Box 12 Folder 21
GBS : Typed Letter Signed: to Hesketh Pearson
Oct. 20, 1916
quantity: 3 leaves + envelope
London; begins "Dear Hesketh Pearson / Since you like writing letters"
Box 12 Folder 22
GBS : Autograph Letter Signed: to W.J. Bassett-Lowke
Nov. 1, 1916
postcard
quantity: 1 item + 1
London; the body of the letter is in the hand of Ann Elder, Shaw's secretary; includes note on separate leaf by Bernard Burgunder; begins "It is quite clear that there has been no advance on"
Box 12 Folder 23
GBS : Autograph Letter Signed: to Hesketh Pearson [initialed]
Nov. 10, 1916
postcard
quantity: 1 leaf
London; with typed transcription on separate leaf; begins "Yes: my last letter to F.H. dealt with / Captain Kidd"
Box 12 Folder 24
GBS : Autograph Letter Signed: to Hesketh Pearson [initialed]
Dec. 7, 1916
postcard
quantity: 1 leaf
London; with typed transcription on separate leaf; begins "If you have any copies of the Wilde book to / spare"
Box 12 Folder 25
GBS : Autograph Letter Signed: to Hesketh Pearson [initialed]
Dec. 13, 1916
postcard
quantity: 1 leaf
Ayot St. Lawrence; with typed transcription on separate leaf; begins "I am sending one of my vellum copies"
Box 12 Folder 26
GBS : Typed Letter Signed: to Brentano's
Dec. 15, 1916
quantity: 2 leaves
London; begins "Dear Brentanos / I have just come across an unanswered letter"
Box 12 Folder 27
GBS : to Autograph Letter Signed: Hesketh Pearson [initialed]
Dec. 22, 1916
quantity: 1 leaf + envelope
Ayot St. Lawrence; with typed transcription on separate leaf; begins "You will see by the enclosed that / MacCarthy"
Box 12 Folder 28
GBS : Autograph Letter Signed: to A.G.? Gardiner
Dec. 28, 1916
quantity: 1 leaf + 1
Ayot St. Lawrence; with explanatory note on separate leaf; deals with World War I; begins "My dear Gardiner / I was, as you may imagine, delighted with your article: "The Dynasts"
Box 12 Folder 29
GBS : Autograph Letter Signed: to C.D. Medley, Jr. [initialed]
Dec. 29, 1916
postcard
quantity: 1 leaf
Ayot St. Lawrence; begins "Many thanks for the tip. I knew about the / section, and, as I now find on working out a few cases, / underrated its value."
Box 12 Folder 30
GBS : Typed Letter Signed: to Augusta, Lady Gregory [initialed]
Jan. 22, 1917
quantity: 3 leaves + envelope
London; begins "My dear Lady Gregory / I have talked to the Stage Society"
Box 12 Folder 31
GBS : Autograph Letter Signed: to Hesketh Pearson [initialed]
Feb. 12, 1917
quantity: 1 leaf + 1
Ayot St. Lawrence; with typed transcription on separate leaf; begins "Dear Hesketh Pearson / I have been at the front"
Box 12 Folder 32
GBS : Typed Letter Signed: to Herbert Thurston
Feb. 22, 1917
quantity: 3 leaves + 15
London; with photocopy of Thurston's article "Truth and falsehood about crime in Germany" from The Month(London) Jan. 1916, pp. 19-33; begins "Dear Sir / I am greatly obliged to you for sending me your"
Box 12 Folder 33
GBS : Autograph Letter Signed: to Hesketh Pearson [initialed]
Mar. 26, 1917
postcard
quantity: 1 leaf + 1
Ayot St. Lawrence; with typed transcription on separate leaf; begins "If you will send me the article I / will try to"
Box 12 Folder 34
GBS : Typed Letter Signed: to Augusta, Lady Gregory [initialed]
May 4, 1917
quantity: 2 leaves + envelope
London; begins "My dear Lady Gregory, I have practically pledged myself"
Box 12 Folder 35
GBS : Autograph Letter Signed: to Lt. W.J. Wills
May 28, 1917
postcard
quantity: 1 item + 1
London; with typed transcription on separate leaf; begins "Dear Mr. Wills / How do you feel about it generally?"
Box 12 Folder 36
GBS : Typed Letter: to Sergei Ivanov
June 21, 1917
carbon copy
quantity: 1 leaf
Gift of Dan H. Laurence, January 1989; acquired by him as a discard from the British Museum; see his letter to J. Tyler of January 10, 1989; with a note in the hand of Dan H. Laurence near bottom of the sheet; original letter unlocated; begins "Dear Sir / I have written an article for you"
Box 12 Folder 37
GBS : Autograph Letter Signed: to Augusta, Lady Gregory [initialed]
July 26, 1917
postcard
quantity: 1 leaf
London; begins "He literally was hovering over our chimney / pots with"
Box 12 Folder 38
GBS : Typed Letter: to Sir Horace Plunkett
Aug. 3, 1917
carbon copy
quantity: 14 leaves + 1
On the Irish political situation; with an explanatory "Note from Dan H. Laurence" on separate leaf signed B.F. Burgunder and dated May 10, 1977; begins "My dear Plunkett / I approach the question before the convention"
Box 12 Folder 39
GBS : Autograph Letter Signed: to Ernest Newman
Aug. 10, 1917
quantity: 1 leaf
Priors Field, Surrey; Shaw on music; Newman was a music critic; begins "My dear Newman / You have not tumbled to the joke about Strauss's Joseph. My elaborate apology"
Box 12 Folder 40
GBS : Autograph Letter Signed: to Ernest Newman
Oct. 5, 1917
quantity: 1 leaf + envelope
Kenmare, Co. Kerry; begins "My dear Newman / This is a reply to your letter from Nottingham"
Box 12 Folder 41
GBS : Typed Letter Signed: to Ernest Newman
Oct. 25, 1917
quantity: 2 leaves + envelope
Newman was a music critic; London; begins "My dear Newman / It is really rather interesting"
Box 12 Folder 42
GBS : Typed Letter Signed: to B.H. Stern
Nov. 2, 1917
London; with holograph postscript; begins "Dear Mr. Stern / I enclose an Agreement to be executed by"
Box 12 Folder 43
GBS : Autograph Letter Signed: to W. Perriton Maxwell
Nov. 9, 1917
quantity: 1 leaf
London; this letter is on the reverse side of a letter to Shaw from W. Perriton Maxwell; begins "After death, what then?"
Box 12 Folder 44
GBS : Autograph Letter Signed: to Brentano's
Nov. 18, 1917
quantity: 1 leaf
London; begins "I have already heard from and answered the editor"
Box 12 Folder 45
GBS : Autograph Letter Signed: to Augusta, Lady Gregory [initialed]
Nov. 27, 1917
quantity: 1 leaf + envelope
Ayot St. Lawrence; begins "My dear Lady Gregory / It was rather a pity that we"
Box 12 Folder 46
GBS : Autograph Letter Signed: to Augusta, Lady Gregory [initialed]
Dec. 3, 1917
postcard
quantity: 1 leaf
Ayot St. Lawrence; begins "The articles are being republished as"
Box 12 Folder 47
GBS : Autograph Letter Signed: to Sam. P. Gaines
Mar. 6, 1918
postcard
quantity: 1 leaf
Ayot St. Lawrence; begins "I really cannot understand a man going"
Box 12 Folder 48
GBS : Typed Letter Signed: to Charles Charrington
Jan. 24, 1918
quantity: 1 leaf
London; begins "My dear Charrington / No: I didn't call. And what the dickens is the"
Box 12 Folder 49
GBS : Typed Letter Signed: to Brentano's
Apr. 25, 1918
quantity: 1 leaf
London; the letter is in part also a receipt; begins "Dear Brentanos / I have this day received from you"
Box 12 Folder 50
GBS : Autograph Letter Signed: to Brentano's
June 7, 1918
postcard
quantity: 1 leaf
Ayot St. Lawrence; begins "Your letter of the 14th. May suggests that"
Box 12 Folder 51
GBS : Typed Letter Signed: to William Poel
July 12, 1918
London; the "letter" is Poel's Monthly Letter privately printed between 1915 and 1919; Shaw comments on Sir Johnston Forbes-Robertson's production of Caesar and Cleopatrabegins "My dear Poel / There is a comparison in your monthly letter"
Box 12 Folder 52
GBS : Autograph Letter Signed: to Colonel Lynch
Sept. 23, 1918
quantity: 2 leaves
Parknasilla; on recruiting the Irish for the war; begins "Dear Colonel Lynch / Your telegram about the recruiting reached me"
Box 12 Folder 53
GBS : Autograph Letter Signed: to Brentano's
Oct. 14, 1918
postcard
quantity: 1 leaf
London; begins "Please send a copy of my last volume of / plays"
Box 12 Folder 54
GBS : Typed Letter Signed: to Hesketh Pearson
Oct. 28, 1918
quantity: 5 leaves
London?; begins "Dear Hesketh Pearson / Why did it need a colossal war to"
Box 12 Folder 55
GBS : Typed Letter: to Hesketh Pearson
Oct. 28, 1918
copy
quantity: 4 leaves
With revisions in his hand; all but the last paragraph is taken from the Oct. 28, 1918 letter, and most is published in Pearson's Bernard Shaw(London 1942) on pp. 212-213, 216-217
Box 12 Folder 56
GBS : Typed Letter Signed: to Augusta, Lady Gregory [initialed]
Nov. 14, 1918
quantity: 1 leaf + envelope
London; begins "My dear Lady Gregory / I think you may regard the"
Box 12 Folder 57
GBS : Autograph Letter Signed: to Arthur Brentano
Jan. 19, 1919
card
quantity: 1 leaf
London; card apparently sent through George Sylvester Viereck; begins "If the Authors' League or the / Poetry Society"
Box 12 Folder 58
GBS : Typed Letter Signed: to Brentano's
Jan. 22, 1919
quantity: 1 leaf
London; begins "My dear Brentano's / Your accounts dated the third January 1918"
Box 12 Folder 59
GBS : Typed Letter Signed: to Gerald Gould
Jan. 25, 1919
quantity: 1 leaf
London; with corrections in his hand; bought from Bernard Quaritch, Ltd., in January 1980; begins "Dear Gerald Gould / Hamon has the great recommendation"
Box 12 Folder 60
GBS : Typed Letter Signed: to Capt. J.T. Wootton
May 8, 1919
quantity: 1 leaf
London; begins "Dear Sir, By all means send me any criticism you care"
Box 12 Folder 61
GBS : Typed Letter Signed: to Ernest Thurtle
May 9, 1919
quantity: 1 leaf
London; Thurtle had written a "popular explanation of military law"; begins "Dear Sir, As a rule I have to refuse all requests for prefaces."
Box 12 Folder 62
GBS : Typed Letter Signed: to Capt. J.T. Wootton
May 14, 1919
quantity: 8 leaves
London; with corrections in his hand; concerns the means to military discipline; begins "Dear Sir / I do not think that any of the good qualities"
Box 12 Folder 63
GBS : Typed Letter Signed: to Capt. J.T. Wootton
May 31, 1919
quantity: 3 leaves + envelope
London; the addressee's name is in this letter given as "Captain W.T. Wootton"
Box 12 Folder 64
GBS : Autograph Letter Signed: to Hesketh Pearson [initialed]
June 24, 1919
postcard
quantity: 1 leaf
Ayot St. Lawrence; with typed transcription on separate leaf; begins "I am shocked to find your letter / among the"
Box 12 Folder 65
GBS : Autograph Note Signed: to Ernest Thurtle [initialed]
July 1, 1919
card
quantity: 1 leaf
London; the "book" was published in 1920 as Military Discipline and Democracy,and was by Thurtle; begins "I have read the book, and will write to you about it as soon"
Box 12 Folder 66
GBS : Autograph Letter Signed: to Miss Chappell
Aug. 28, 1919
quantity: 2 leaves
Glastonbury; with typed transcription on separate leaf; begins "Dear Miss Chappell / What! begin writing light opera at"
Box 12 Folder 67
GBS : Autograph Letter Signed: to Augusta, Lady Gregory [initialed]
Sept. 4, 1919
quantity: 2 leaves
Penlee; begins "My dear Lady Gregory / I wash my hands of Androcles."
Box 12 Folder 68
GBS : Typed Letter: to Curt Otto
Oct. 4, 1919
quantity: 2 leaves
Gift of Bernard F. Burgunder, December 19, 1978; begins "Dear Herr Otto / It is with great pleasure that I find"
Box 12 Folder 69
GBS : Typed Letter: to H.E. the Minister for Foreign Affairs
Oct. 5, 1919
copy
quantity: 1 leaf
Read in conjunction with: Shaw, George Bernard. Typed Letter: to Dr. Emil Szalai [copy], October 5, 1919; letter to the Hungarian Minister; begins "Dear Sir / I am by profession a playwright, of Irish (officially British) nationality"
Box 12 Folder 70
GBS : Typed Letter: to Dr. Emil Szalai
Oct. 5, 1919
copy
quantity: 2 leaves
Dr. Szalai was Shaw's Hungarian dramatic agent; includes holograph corrections on the copy; begins "Dear Dr. Szalai / I have to thank you for your very interesting letter"
Box 12 Folder 71
GBS : Typed Letter: to Jan Sliwinski
Oct. 25, 1919
quantity: 1 leaf + 1
With explanatory note by Dan H. Laurence on separate leaf; begins "Dear Sir, Mr. Bernard Shaw's authorized translator for"
Box 12 Folder 72
GBS : Autograph Letter: to G.M. Jeffries [shorthand]
Oct. 30, 1919
quantity: 2 leaves
With "translation"; Shaw mentions a bulk offer of one million dollars for rights to all his works; Jeffries' letter appears on verso; begins "Dear Sir / The situation seems to be that Cashel Byron's Professionmay for business purposes"
Box 12 Folder 73
GBS : Typed Letter Signed: to Gladys Pearson
Nov. 13, 1919
quantity: 2 leaves
London; begins "Dear Mrs. Pearson, This is getting serious."
Box 12 Folder 74
GBS : Autograph Letter Signed: to Viola Tree
ca. Jan. 1920
quantity: 1 leaf
London; begins "My dear Viola / I am sorry to say that I am convinced that"
Box 12 Folder 75
GBS : Autograph Letter Signed: to Ernest Newman
Jan. 5, 1920
postcard
quantity: 1 leaf
Ayot St. Lawrence; begins "I am just wiring Madame Vandervilde"
Box 12 Folder 76
GBS : Typed Letter Signed: to J.H. Clynes
Jan. 15, 1920
quantity: 1 leaf + 1
London; with typed transcription on separate leaf; the autographed lithograph referred to is in the Cornell Shaw Collection; See: Rothenstein, Sir William, Lithograph portrait of G. Bernard Shaw; begins "Dear Mr. Clynes / I have inscribed the lithograph in pencil, as ink would spoil it"
Box 12 Folder 77
GBS : Typed Letter: to Curt Otto
Jan. 30, 1920
carbon copy
quantity: 1 leaf
Gift of Bernard F. Burgunder, December 19, 1978; begins "Dear Herr Otto, It is a crime to draw money from Germany"
Box 12 Folder 78
GBS : Autograph Letter: to Mrs. Patrick Campbell? [fragment]
ca. Feb. 1920
quantity: 2 leaves + 2
Instructions on acting the part of Eliza in Pygmalion;with explanatory notes added on two separate leaves
Box 12 Folder 79
GBS : Autograph Letter Signed: to Viola Tree
ca. Feb. 1920
quantity: 2 leaves
London; begins "My dear Viola / In reply to your kind note about seats"
Box 12 Folder 80
GBS : Autograph Letter Signed: to Eugene Bertram
Feb. 15, 1920
quantity: 1 leaf
Ayot St. Lawrence; begins "I am sending the photographic / poses to Miss Tree"
Box 12 Folder 81
GBS : Autograph Letter Signed: to Eugene Bertram
Feb. 16, 1920
quantity: 1 leaf
Ayot St. Lawrence; begins "I forgot to say that I want a set / of the"
Box 12 Folder 82
GBS : Autograph Letter Signed: to Orton Lewson
Mar. 26, 1920
quantity: 1 leaf
London; begins "Dear Mr. Orton Lewson / I am just off to Ireland for a"
Box 12 Folder 83
GBS : Autograph Letter Signed: to Viola Tree
Apr. 8, 1920
quantity: 1 leaf
Kilteragh, Foxrock, Co. Dublin; return address written in: c/o the Rt. Hon. Sir Horace Plunkett K.C.V.O.; begins "My dear Viola / Chuck Pygmalion like"
Box 12 Folder 84
GBS : Autograph Letter Signed: to Augusta, Lady Gregory [initialed]
Apr. 12, 1920
quantity: 2 leaves + envelope
Lucan; begins "Dear Lady Gregory / We were unlucky today in not being"
Box 12 Folder 85
GBS : Autograph Letter Signed: to Augusta, Lady Gregory
Apr. 16, 1920
quantity: 1 leaf + envelope
Lucan; begins "My dear Lady Gregory / As far as I can see the only"
Box 12 Folder 86
GBS : Autograph Letter Signed: to Blanche Patch
June 3, 1920
quantity: 1 leaf + envelope
London; note by Shaw on envelope; begins "Dear Miss Patch / Would you care to be my secretary?"
Box 12 Folder 87
GBS : Typed Letter Signed: to Blanche Patch
June 8, 1920
quantity: 1 leaf
Concerns his engagement of Blanche Patch as his secretary; begins "Dear Miss Patch / May I take this as quite final?"
Box 12 Folder 88
GBS : Autograph Letter Signed: to Blanche Patch
June 15, 1920
quantity: 1 leaf
begins "Dear Miss Patch / By all means arrange with Mrs. Jackson"
Box 12 Folder 89
GBS : Autograph Note: Ayot St. Lawrence
1920, 1922, 1928
quantity: 4 leaves
Notes on the size and financing of Shaw's home in Ayot St. Lawrence; also included is a map of the area, in an unknown hand; with a note by Bernard F. Burgunder. From Oct. 15, 1920, Oct. 14, 1922, Sept. 23, 1928
Box 12 Folder 90
GBS : Typed Letter Signed: to Augusta, Lady Gregory
ca. Nov. 1920?
quantity: 1 leaf
London; formerly cataloged under the date 1916?; begins "My dear Lady Gregory, The enclosed from Sally Not In"
Box 12 Folder 91
GBS : Typed Letter Signed: to Augusta, Lady Gregory [initialed]
ca. Nov. 1920?
London; begins "My dear Lady Gregory, What would be the use?"
Box 12 Folder 92
GBS : Autograph Letter Signed: to T. Crome
Dec. 9, 1920
quantity: 1 leaf
London; written on a printed correspondence card [Laurence D7] beginning: I am much obliged to you for your letter, which I have read carefully; letter begins "It seems to me that if such a picture were / by Rembrandt"
Box 13 Folder 1
GBS : Typed Letter Signed: to Arthur Brentano
Jan. 17, 1921
quantity: 1 leaf
London; begins "My dear Brentano, My new volume of plays will very soon be"
Box 13 Folder 2
GBS : Typed Letter Signed: to Edgar Jepson
Jan. 17, 1921
quantity: 1 leaf
London; begins "My dear Jepson, You have got it all right I think; at least that is"
Box 13 Folder 3
GBS : Autograph Letter Signed: to Lillah McCarthy [initialed]
Jan. 22, 1921
card
quantity: 1 leaf + 1
Ayot St. Lawrence; with typed transcription on separate leaf; begins "On Monday I shall be at the Drama League meeting at the Haymarket all afternoon"
Box 13 Folder 4
GBS : Typed Letter Signed: to A.E. [George Russell?]
Feb. 6, 1921
quantity: 1 leaf
Ayot St. Lawrence; begins "My dear A.E. Unluckily your letter came too late."
Box 13 Folder 5
GBS : Autograph Letter Signed: to Hesketh Pearson [initialed]
May 26, 1921
quantity: 2 leaves + envelope
London; written on margin and verso of Typed Letter Signed to him from Hesketh Pearson, May 26, 1921; begins "Dear H.P. / The difficulty about replying is that it is"
Box 13 Folder 6
GBS : Autograph Letter Signed: to Hesketh Pearson [initialed]
May 31, 1921
postcard
quantity: 1 leaf + 1
Ayot St. Lawrence; with typed transcription on separate leaf; begins "So that is what you call licking my boots"
Box 13 Folder 7
GBS : Typed Letter Signed: to Hesketh Pearson
June 22, 1921
quantity: 1 leaf
London; begins "Dear Hesketh Pearson, Will you send me a proof..."
Box 13 Folder 8
GBS : Typed Letter Signed: to Curtis Freshel
June 27, 1921
facsimile
quantity: 1 leaf
London; begins "Dear Freschel, I knew I should get you into a fearful domestic row"
Box 13 Folder 9
GBS : Autograph Letter Signed: to Hesketh Pearson [initialed]
June 29, 1921
quantity: 1 leaf + envelope + 1
London; with typed transcription on separate leaf; begins "Dear Hesketh Pearson / It has taken so long to read the"
Box 13 Folder 10
GBS : Typed Letter Signed: to Hesketh Pearson
June 30, 1921
quantity: 2 leaves
London; begins "Dear Hesketh Pearson, That essay of yours requires"
Box 13 Folder 11
GBS : Autograph Letter Signed: to J.E. Vedrenne [initialed]
July 17, 1921
postcard
quantity: 1 leaf
Ayot St. Lawrence; begins "I am just starting on my holiday (meaning the servants' holiday)"
Box 13 Folder 12
GBS : Autograph Letter Signed: to Hesketh Pearson [initialed]
July 22, 1921
quantity: 1 leaf + 1
Yorkshire; with typed transcription on separate leaf; begins "Hesketh: it is a pity you are such a ---- well, no matter."
Box 13 Folder 13
GBS : Autograph Letter Signed: to Brentano's
July 25, 1921
postcard
quantity: 1 leaf
Ayot St. Lawrence; begins "Will you be so good as to / send a copy..."
Box 13 Folder 14
GBS : Typed Letter Signed: to Brentano's
Sept. 27, 1921
quantity: 1 leaf
London; begins "Dear Brentano's, The enclosed letter and Insurance Policy"
Box 13 Folder 15
GBS : Typed Letter: to Sylvia Beach
Oct. 10, 1921
copy
quantity: 1 leaf
London; Cf. Ellmann, R., James Joyce, Letters III(New York, 1966), p. 50; statement of Shaw's critical appraisal of Ulysses,with particular reference to its description of Dublin life ca. 1870; begins "Dear Madam / I have read several fragments of Ulyssesin its serial form"
Box 13 Folder 16
GBS : Autograph Letter Signed: to [J.B.] Fagan [initialed]
Oct. 20, 1921
quantity: 1 leaf
London; "H.H." is Heartbreak House.Fagan produced the play at the Royal Court Theatre, Oct. 18, 1921; begins "My dear Fagan / Take a blue pencil and copy of H.H.; and make the following cuts in Act III"
Box 13 Folder 17
GBS : Autograph Letter Signed: to [?]
Nov. 1, 1921
quantity: 1 leaf
London; advice on how to learn musical composition and conducting; begins "Dear Sir, I can do nothing: old people like myself are"
Box 13 Folder 18
GBS : Autograph Letter Signed: to J.E. Vedrenne [initialed]
Nov. 26, 1921
card
quantity: 1 leaf
London; begins "Dear V.D. / I sent you a copy when the book was published"
Box 13 Folder 18.5
GBS : Autograph Postcard Signed: to Lady Gregory Augusta
Feb.12, 1922
postcard
quantity: 1 leaf
Ayot St. Lawrence; Yes, if you think it wise.
Box 13 Folder 19
GBS : Typed Letter Signed: to Arthur Brentano
Mar. 20, 1922
quantity: 2 leaves + envelope
London; begins "My dear Brentano, About tha tcollected edition of my works"
Box 13 Folder 20
GBS : Autograph Letter Signed: to J.M. Strudwick
Apr. 29, 1922
quantity: 1 leaf + envelope
Harlech, North Wales; begins "My dear Strudwick / I am getting slightly middle-aged"
Box 13 Folder 21
GBS : Autograph Letter Signed: to [Sir] Robert Donald [initialed]
Oct. 12, 1922
postcard
quantity: 1 leaf
Ayot St. Lawrence; concerns the find for the Shakespeare Memorial Theatre; begins "I have defended the capital fund of the"
Box 13 Folder 22
GBS : Typed Letter: to C. David Sterling
Nov. 23, 1922
quantity: 1 leaf
London; begins "Dear Sit, I find your letter waiting for me here (3.30 p.m.)"
Box 13 Folder 23
GBS : Autograph Letter Signed: to William Deuer, Jr. [initialed]
Dec. 11, 1922
card
quantity: 1 leaf
London; begins "Between ourselves, there was never a real old Italian method: Tubal Cain used to talk about the bel canto"
Box 13 Folder 24
GBS : Autograph Letter Signed: to Lady Rhondda
Jan. 27, 1923
quantity: 1 leaf
London; begins "Dear Lady Rhondda / The worst of coming to one for an"
Box 13 Folder 25
GBS : Autograph Letter Signed: to Augusta, Lady Gregory [initialed]
Apr. 8, 1923
quantity: 1 leaf + envelope
Minehead; begins "My dear Lady Gregory / Do you know the address of John"
Box 13 Folder 26
GBS : Autograph Letter Signed: to Blanche Patch [initialed]
May 1, 1923
quantity: 1 leaf
Crewe; begins "Dear Miss Patch / It has suddenly dawned on me that I have"
Box 13 Folder 27
GBS : Autograph Letter Signed: to Dr. A.A. Warren
July 1, 1923
postcard
quantity: 1 leaf
Ayot St. Lawrence; begins "The difficulty about using this report"
Box 13 Folder 28
GBS : Autograph Letter Signed: to Siegfried Trebitsch
Sept. 23, 1923
quantity: 1 leaf
Malvern; instructions for Trebitsch's visit to England; begins "My dear Trebitsch / I must write briefly because when I was in"
Box 13 Folder 29
GBS : Autograph Letter Signed: to Augusta, Lady Gregory [initialed]
Oct. 23, 1923
quantity: 1 leaf
London; begins "Alas! I finished up at Parknasilla / by slipping"
Box 13 Folder 30
GBS : Autograph Note Signed: to Olga Nethersole [initialed]
Nov. 1, 1923
facsimile
quantity: 2 leaves
London; includes facsimile of address on envelope; begins "What! Be wasted on the chair!"
Box 13 Folder 31
GBS : Typed Letter Signed: to Conal O'Riordan [initialed]
Nov. 21, 1923
quantity: 2 leaves + envelope
London; one leaf is a dealer description of the letter; "The proposal" is evidently for O'Riordan to write a book about Shaw; the envelope is addressed in a hand other than Shaw's; begins "My dear Conal / Unless the proposal involves an advance of at least"
Box 13 Folder 32
GBS : Typed Letter Signed: to George Herbert Thring
Jan. 30, 1924
quantity: 2 leaves
Box 13 Folder 33
GBS : Typed Letter Signed: to Werner Laurie
Feb. 11, 1924
quantity: 1 leaf + 1
London; apparently in response to a request for autobiographical material; with explanatory note on separate leaf; begins "Dear Mr. Werner Laurie / Many people complain that it has never occurred to me to do anything else"
Box 13 Folder 34
GBS : Typed Letter Signed: to George Herbert Thring
Feb. 12, 1924
quantity: 1 leaf
London; begins "My dear Thring, In answer to yours of the 2nd about the"
Box 13 Folder 35
GBS : Typed Letter Signed: to Henry W. Massingham
Feb. 27, 1924
quantity: 1 leaf
London; on the publication history of his article "On Going To Church"; gift of Bernard F. Burgunder, nov. 17, 1978; begins "My dear Massingham, On Going To Church is an"
Box 13 Folder 36
GBS : Typed Letter Signed: to George E. MacIlwain
Mar. 25, 1924
quantity: 1 leaf
London; begins "Dear Sir / I am much obliged to you for sending me the two columns of Needham news from the Boston Globe"
Box 13 Folder 37
GBS : Autograph Letter Signed: to George MacIlwain [initialed]
Mar. 24, 1924
card
quantity: 1 leaf
London; begins "Thanks for sending me the article"
Box 13 Folder 38
GBS : Autograph Letter Signed: to Hesketh Pearson [initialed]
Apr. 13, 1924
postcard
quantity: 1 leaf
Ayot St. Lawrence; Pearson is one of Shaw's biographers; with a note by Bernard F. Burgunder; begins "William being Silent at the top of his"
Box 13 Folder 39
GBS : Autograph Letter Signed: to Mrs. Forsyth Button
June 4, 1924
postcard
quantity: 1 leaf
London; acquired May 1992; begins "Why, when I have done a particularly / long and hard job"
Box 13 Folder 40
GBS : Autograph Letter Signed: to Mr. Dupernex?
July 13, 1924
quantity: 1 leaf
London; evidently the gentleman had sent Shaw some kind of "relic" connected with St. Joan; begins "Dear Mr. Dupernex / It was very kind of you to send me the enclosed; but I return it"
Box 13 Folder 41
GBS : Autograph Letter Signed: to Sir John Martin-Harvey
Aug. 3, 1924
postcard
quantity: 1 leaf
Strathpeffer, England; begins "Blanco is fully licensed, / and has been for years past."
Box 13 Folder 42
GBS : Autograph Letter Signed: to Augusta, Lady Gregory [initialed]
Sept. 1, 1924
postcard
quantity: 1 leaf
Oban; begins "Yes; we are repeating Dr. Johnson's expedition"
Box 13 Folder 43
GBS : Typed Letter Signed: to St. John Adcock
Oct. 23, 1924
quantity: 1 leaf
See Laurence BibliographyB423, C2504, and C2529; purchased 12/92; begins "I hope I am not upsetting the make-up of The Bookman"
Box 13 Folder 44
GBS : Autograph Letter Signed: to Augusta, Lady Gregory [initialed]
Nov. 22, 1924
postcard
quantity: 1 leaf
London; begins "Not possible. Sybil Thorndike is / to take St. J. round"
Box 13 Folder 45
GBS : Typed Letter Signed: to George Herbert Thring
Nov. 22, 1924
quantity: 1 leaf
London; begins "My dear Thring / It is quite true that I did not broadcast"
Box 13 Folder 46
GBS : Autograph Letter Signed: to Blanche Patch [initialed]
Dec. 31, 1924
postcard
quantity: 1 leaf
Madeira; begins "We arrived safely yesterday (Tuesday the 30th) after"
Box 13 Folder 47
GBS : Typed Letter: to Baron Palmstierna [draft]
ca. 1925
quantity: 2 leaves
London; Baron Palmstierna was the Swedish Minister in London; Shaw sent a similar letter to the Permanent Secretary of the Royal Swedish Academy; begins "May it please Your Excellency / The award of the Nobel prize for the year 1925 to"
Box 13 Folder 48
GBS : Envelopes addressed to Blanche Patch
1925?
quantity: 2 items
December 18, 1943; Ayot St. Lawrence; they seem to have been kept by Miss Patch as receipts; one is marked "Fur Coat," the other "Re. Joe's operation."
Box 13 Folder 49
GBS : Autograph Letter Signed: to Sir John Martin-Harvey
Mar. 16, 1925
quantity: 1 leaf + 1
London; with explanatory note by Bernard F. Burgunder; begins "Dear Martin-Harvey / The enclosed will serve all purposes. It does not bind you to / produce Blanco if in the meantime you should get going with anything more attractive"
Box 13 Folder 50
GBS : Autograph Letter Signed: to Sir John Martin-Harvey
Apr. 1, 1925
postcard
quantity: 1 leaf
London; discusses costumes of Blanco; begins "Let the imagination play. There never / was no such place nor no such people."
Box 13 Folder 51
GBS : Autograph Letter Signed: to Sydney Olivier, baron Ramsden
Apr. 24, 1925
postcard
quantity: 1 leaf
Stratford-on-Avon; begins "On Sunday I leave this place for home."
Box 13 Folder 52
GBS : Typed Letter Signed: to Augusta, Lady Gregory [initialed]
June 10, 1925
quantity: 1 leaf + envelope
Liphook; begins "My dear Lady Gregory / I am staying here with the"
Box 13 Folder 53
GBS : Autograph Letter Signed: to Augusta, Lady Gregory [initialed]
Aug. 28, 1925
quantity: 1 leaf + envelope
Sutherland; begins "My dear Lady Gregory / Ireland is passing through a series"
Box 13 Folder 54
GBS : Autograph Letter Signed: to John Shand
Nov. 13, 1925
quantity: 1 leaf
London; advice to a young writer; begins "Dear Mr. John Shand / You are in a devil of a hurry, aren't you? I earned £5-14-9 by my pen in 9 years."
Box 13 Folder 55
GBS : Autograph Letter Signed: to Gertrude Burnett
Dec. 16, 1925
postcard
quantity: 1 leaf
Ayot St. Lawrence; the postcard has a photograph of Shaw on the reverse side; begins "I was so sorry I could not come to"
Box 13 Folder 56
GBS : Autograph Letter Signed: to Blanche Patch [initialed]
Dec. 22, 1925
postcard
quantity: 1 leaf
Falmouth; begins "The son is not the man his father was"
Box 13 Folder 57
GBS : Autograph Letter Signed: to Brentano's?
Jan. 24, 1926
postcard
quantity: 1 leaf
Ayot St. Lawrence; the address is to New York City, and seems to be to Shaw's American publisher; begins "The book on Socialism - title: The Intelligent"
Box 13 Folder 58
GBS : Autograph Letter Signed: to Charles Hunt Helmsley
Feb. 26, 1926
quantity: 1 leaf
Discusses the program for the first public London discussion of Mrs. Warren's Profession; purchased 12/92; begins "My Dear C.H.H. / Here is the proof."
Box 13 Folder 59
GBS : Autograph Letter Signed: to Arthur Bourchier [initialed]
Mar. 3, 1926
quantity: 1 leaf + envelope + 2
London; with notes by Dan Laurence and Bernard Burgunder; Bourchier presented with Charles Macdona the 1st London production of Mrs. Warren's Profession and played the role of Sir George Crofts; begins "My dear Bourchier / But for you I don't know what would have happened"
Box 13 Folder 60
GBS : Autograph Letter: to Blanche Patch
May 12, 1926
card
quantity: 1 leaf
London?; begins "You can charge the hospital fees and expenses to me"
Box 13 Folder 61
GBS : Autograph Letter Signed: to Blanche Patch
June 1, 1926
quantity: 1 leaf
London? begins "Dear Blanche / You had better pay those expenses with your own"
Box 13 Folder 61.5
GBS : Typed Letter Signed: to George Sylvester Viereck
June 2, 1926
quantity: 1 leaf
London; begins "DearViereck/ I never lectured in my life about physical culture"
Box 13 Folder 62
GBS : Autograph Letter Signed: to Augusta, Lady Gregory [initialed]
July 22, 1926
quantity: 1 leaf + envelope
London; begins "My dear Lady Gregory / Do you remember my reading to you"
Box 13 Folder 63
GBS : Autograph Letter Signed: to Blanche Patch [initialed]
Sept. 4, 1926
quantity: 1 leaf
Stresa; begins "The £200 is for Travellers Cheques of"
Box 13 Folder 64
GBS : Typed Letter Signed: to Sir John Martin-Harvey
Nov. 11, 1926
quantity: 2 leaves
London; begins "My dear Sir John, I squeezed in at the Coliseum one night, and was glad to find / a house that left the management nothing to complain of. Blanco is / all right for you; and you are all right for Blanco."
Box 13 Folder 65
GBS : Autograph Letter Signed: to Charles Macdona
Feb. 3, 1927
quantity: 1 leaf
Begins "My dear Macdona, Mine is a dog's life. Half the time I am"
Box 13 Folder 66
GBS : Typed Letter: to Messrs Williams & Norgate Ltd.
Mar. 14, 1927
quantity: 1 leaf
London; this is the carbon of the typescript; the corrections, initials, and date are by Blanche Patch; begins "Dear Sir / I have no objection to the inclusion of"
Box 13 Folder 67
GBS : Autograph Letter Signed: to Ashley Dukes [initialed]
Apr. 6, 1927
quantity: 1 leaf + 1
Ayot St. Lawrence; concerns his Candida; with typed transcription on separate leaf; begins "Dear Ashley Dukes / I forgot to say that the notion"
Box 13 Folder 68
GBS : Autograph Letter Signed: to Sydney Cockerell [initialed]
June 26, 1927
quantity: 1 leaf
Ayot St. Lawrence; begins "My dear Cockerell / This accidental biography of Warington Taylor is much more effective"
Box 13 Folder 69
GBS : Autograph Letter Signed: to Oscar Swede
Aug. 18, 1927
quantity: 1 leaf + envelope
Stresa Borromeo; Shaw's response to a typed questionnaire sent him by Swede, with additional long note; begins "Remember my age - 71!"
Box 13 Folder 70
GBS : Autograph Letter Signed: to Mona Limerick [initialed]
Nov. 22, 1927
postcard
quantity: 1 leaf
Ayot St. Lawrence; an actress, Mona Limerick was married to Ben Iden Payne, an actor-manager; begins "I tried to get you on the phone this"
Box 13 Folder 71
GBS : Typed Letter: to H.M. Inspector of Taxes
Dec. 6, 1927
quantity: 1 leaf
London; begins "Dear Sir, Pursuant to your JLF/3195 of the 20th June last,"
Box 13 Folder 72
GBS : Autograph Letter Signed: to Ashley Dukes [initialed]
Dec. 15, 1927
card
quantity: 1 leaf
London; begins "The address is Miss Bertha Newcombe / Tilmore"
Box 13 Folder 73
GBS : Autograph Letter Signed: to Hesketh Pearson
Dec. 15, 1927
postcard
quantity: 1 leaf
London; postcard bearing photograph of Shaw; begins "Quite good. I read the lot at a / gulp."
Box 13 Folder 74
GBS : Autograph Letter Signed: to Brentano's
Apr. 3, 1928
quantity: 1 leaf
London; Handwritten note on card with printed heading "With Bernard Shaw's compliments"; found among letters received from Shaw by Brentano's; begins "I have handed your suggestion to Constables"
Box 13 Folder 75
GBS : Typed Letter: to Ebba, Lady Low
May 17, 1928
carbon copy
quantity: 1 leaf + 1
Concerning the Swedish translation of The Intelligent Woman's Guide to Socialism and Capitalism; with explanatory note by Bernard F. Burgunder on separate leaf; begins "Dear Ebba / You had better tell Glydendal and Bonnier"
Box 13 Folder 76
GBS : Typed Letter Signed: to [?]
June 27, 1928
quantity: 1 leaf
Concerns the Berne Convention, dealing with internation copyright; begins "Sir, It appears to us to be cause for very great regret"
Box 13 Folder 77
GBS : Autograph Letter Signed: to Margaret Halstan
July 4, 1928
postcard
quantity: 1 item + 1
Ayot St. Lawrence; with copy; postcard with photograph of Shaw, marked "Copyright Robert de Smet Bruxelles"; begins "This is what I look like when anyone / mentions"
Box 13 Folder 78
GBS : Autograph Letter Signed: to Blanche Patch [initialed]
July 31, 1928
quantity: 1 leaf
Cap d'Antibes; begins "The Chesterton debate books arrived safely; but I have"
Box 13 Folder 79
GBS : Autograph Letter Signed: to Gene Tunney
Aug. 31, 1928
quantity: 1 leaf
Cap d'Antibes; begins "Dear Mr. Tunney / On Tuesday next I leave this address"
Box 13 Folder 80
GBS : Autograph Letter Signed: to Blanche Patch [initialed]
Sept. 10, 1928
quantity: 1 leaf
Geneva; begins "We leave Geneva on Saturday night and arrive"
Box 13 Folder 81
GBS : Autograph Letter Signed: to Gene Tunney
Sept. 21, 1928
postcard
quantity: 1 item
London; begins "Just to say-in case you are"
Box 13 Folder 82
GBS : Typed Letter Signed: to Clarence Norman
Sept. 25, 1928
quantity: 1 leaf + envelope
London; begins "Dear Clarence Norman / Your old friend G.D. has had a breakdown and is very fragile-"
Box 13 Folder 83
GBS : Autograph Letter Signed: to Ellaline Terriss [initialed]
Nov. 21, 1928
quantity: 1 leaf
Ayot St. Lawrence; an actress, Miss Terriss was the daughter of William Terriss, an actor who died in 1897; See: SHAW PHOTOGRAPH Terriss, Ellaline; begins "My dear Ellaline Terriss / This is a nice trick to play on an ancient and broken man"
Box 13 Folder 84
GBS : Autograph Letter Signed: to Albert Victor Baillie
Nov. 24, 1928
quantity: 1 leaf + 1 + 5
London; Shaw's views on homosexuality, addressed to the Dean of Windsor; with explanatory note added on separate leaf by Bernard F. Burgunder; with 5 leaves of photocopies indicating the connection between this letter and The Well of Lonelinessby Radclyffe Hall; begins "My dear Dean / I think the letter is a leg-pull"
Box 13 Folder 85
GBS : Autograph Note Signed: to Unknown [initialed]
Dec. 11, 1928
quantity: 1 leaf
London; on preprinted Shaw compliments card; purchased Sept. 13, 1994, Swann Galleries; begins "What are all these about?"
Box 13 Folder 86
GBS : Autograph Letter Signed: to Maurice Baring
Dec. 14, 1928
copy
quantity: 1 leaf
London; note is reproduced as part of a typescript on "On Our First Meeting with George Bernard Shaw," by Gene Tunney and his wife, "G.A. and Mrs. T."; begins "Dear Maurice / Max Beerbohm and his wife are lunching with us today at"
Box 13 Folder 87
GBS : Typed Letter Signed: to Bernard Miall
Mar. 6, 1929
quantity: 1 leaf
London; begins "Dear Mr. Bernard Miall / I am much obliged to you for letting me know about the"
Box 13 Folder 88
GBS : Autograph Letter Signed: to Blanche Patch [initialed]
Mar. 9, 1929
quantity: 1 leaf
Hastings; begins "Mr. & Mrs. Sidney Webb want to go"
Box 13 Folder 89
GBS : Autograph Letter Signed: to Blanche Patch
Apr. 21, 1929
quantity: 1 leaf
Brioni; begins "Tell Kyllmann that there is no difficulty"
Box 13 Folder 90
GBS : Autograph Letter Signed: to "Signor J.N. Pasara" [Gene Tunney]
Apr. 24, 1929
quantity: 1 leaf + envelope + 1
Brioni, Istria; included are the envelope addressed by Shaw, and an Autograph Note initialed by Gene Tunney explaining Shaw's letter; begins "Dear Sir / I appreciate your kind intention in"
Box 13 Folder 90.5
GBS : Autograph Notes Initialed: to [Blanche Patch]
Apr.24, 1929
quantity: 1 leaf
Brioni; I want to know what business Barbara [Major Barbara] has done during its eight week's run.
Box 13 Folder 91
GBS : Autograph Letter Signed: to Gene Tunney
May 30, 1929
quantity: 1 leaf + envelope + 2
Venice; with photocopies; begins "My dear Gene / We got a fright about you on the way"
Box 13 Folder 92
GBS : Autograph Letter Signed: to Albert Coates
June 6, 1929
quantity: 2 leaves + 2 + envelope
Ravenna; with his Autograph Manuscript Signed St. Joan: A Grand Opera, by Albert Coates, May 5, 1929; bought from Bernard Quaritch, Ltd. in January 1980; begins "My dear Albert / How is Maritana - St. Joan getting on?"
Box 13 Folder 93
GBS : Autograph Letter Signed: to Gene Tunney [initialed]
June 6, 1929
postcard
quantity: 1 item
Venice; begins "I have now secured my homeward tickets for"
Box 13 Folder 94
GBS : Typed Letter Signed: to G.W. Bishop
Sept. 4, 1929
quantity: 1 leaf + 1
Malvern; with explanatory note on separate leaf; begins "Dear Bishop / I forgot to say, in the course of our conversation yesterday, that the main oversight in the criticisms of The Apple Cart "
Box 13 Folder 95
GBS : Autograph Letter Signed: to Malcom Morley
Sept. 29, 1929
postcard
quantity: 1 item
Ayot St. Lawrence; begins "Perhaps you had better send me the / rehearsal"
Box 13 Folder 96
GBS : Typed Letter Signed: to Robert S. Young
Oct. 19, 1929
quantity: 1 leaf + 1
London; on the subject of a National Theatre for England; with clipping from The Times(October 28, 1929) in which the letter is quoted; begins "Dear Mr. Young, The nation does not care tuppence about a National Theatre"
Box 13 Folder 97
GBS : Autograph Letter Signed: to Augusta, Lady Gregory
Oct. 29, 1929
quantity: 1 leaf + envelope
Ayot St. Lawrence; begins "Dear Lady Gregory / The portable wireless has just"
Box 13 Folder 98
GBS : Autograph Letter Signed: to Blanche Patch [initialed]
Oct. 31, 1929
quantity: 1 leaf
Ayot St. Lawrence; begins "If you can get onto Miss Lilian Dawson at the National"
Box 13 Folder 99
GBS : Autograph Letter Signed: to Charles Graves
Dec. 14, 1929
quantity: 2 leaves
London; includes typed transcript; begins "My dear Charles / My attendance at your wedding, or at anybody's wedding, is out"
Box 13 Folder 100
GBS : Typed Letter: to Mr. J. Chachik
Dec. 21, 1929
quantity: 1 leaf
London; authorizing an edition in Hebrew of "The Guide" [ An Intelligent Woman's Guide...? ] by Tarbuth Limited; begins "Gentlemen, I will accept £10 for an edition of 2000 copies of"
Box 13 Folder 101
GBS : Typed Letter Signed: to Charles Benjamin Purdom
Jan. 12, 1930
quantity: 3 leaves + 1 + envelope
London; envelope and photocopy of the Everyman article, "Is Shaw Played Out?" by Purdom, included; letter deals with Granville Barker and the production of Shaw's plays; begins "Dear Sir / I have to thank you for an understanding article in Everyman"
Box 13 Folder 102
GBS : Autograph Letter Signed: to Blanche Patch [initialed]
Feb. 2, 1930
quantity: 1 leaf
Cliveden; begins "I feel sure I added something to the"
Box 13 Folder 103
GBS : Letter: to W.E. Stafford
Mar. 28, 1930
quantity: 1 leaf + 3 + 2
London; included with this letter is a three-leaf manuscript in Stafford's hand concerning errors in The Admirable Bashville , and other addressed by Stafford to Byrne Lackett; with note by Bernard F. Burgunder; begins "I am much obliged to you for the correction in The Admirable Bashville / It is odd that all the most glaring"
Box 13 Folder 104
GBS : Autograph Letter Signed: to Gene Tunney
Apr. 20, 1930
quantity: 1 leaf + envelope
Shrewbury; Easter Sunday, 1930; begins "My dear Gene / The Cashel Byron proposals are only blind snatches"
Box 13 Folder 105
GBS : Autograph Letter Signed: to Blanche Patch [initialed]
July 23, 1930
card
quantity: 1 item
Begins "If a Mr. Wise rings up wanting to see"
Box 13 Folder 106
GBS : Autograph Letter Signed: to Mrs. Cecil Chesterton
Aug. 7, 1930
quantity: 1 leaf
London; probably a reference to essay on Chesterton; See: Shaw, G.B. Typed Manuscript Introduction Cecil Chesterton's Anti-Puritanism; begins "Dear Mrs. Cecil Chesterton / Will the enclosed do? / I think your only risk of refusal lies in G.K.C.'s pro-Polish propensities."
Box 13 Folder 107
GBS : Typed Letter: to the Editor of The Times
Aug. 29, 1930
copy
quantity: 2 leaves + envelope
Great Malvern; envelope addressed to G.W. Bishop; for other materials related to The Barretts of Wimpole Street , see G.W. Bishop's manuscript on the Malvern festival, and Shaw's letter to The Observerof early Sept. 1930; begins "Sir, There seems to be a good deal of the sultry West Indian"
Box 13 Folder 108
GBS : Typed Letter: to the Editor of The Observer
ca. early Sept. 1930
copy
quantity: 3 leaves
Great Malvern; concerns the production of The Barretts of Wimpole Street at Malvern; for related material see G.W. Bishop's manuscript concerning the festival, and the copy of Shaw's letter to The Times, 8/29/30; begins "Sir, On the 29th August The Times published an extraordinary"
Box 13 Folder 109
GBS : Autograph Letter Signed: to John Harvey Hogan
Oct. 21, 1930
quantity: 1 leaf
Ayot St. Lawrence; begins "Dear Sir / My great grandfather was Prosser Shaw's grandfather"
Box 13 Folder 110
GBS : Autograph Letter Signed: to G.W. Bishop [initialed]
Oct. 23, 1930
quantity: 1 leaf + envelope
London; begins "Dear Bishop / That stuff you sent me is not only an infamous breach of confidence"
Box 13 Folder 111
GBS : Autograph Letter Signed: to Henry Murray [initialed]
Nov. 2, 1930
postcard
quantity: 1 item
London; begins "I don't think any actor could beat Irving's Louis XI"
The letters of Shaw to Dodd, Mead & Co. have been kept among the papers with which they were received at Cornell in August 1987; these papers are the incomplete but extensive correspondence file maintained by Dodd, Mead & Co. on business relations with Shaw; added entry cards have been made for all items other than Shaw's letters to Dodd, Mead & Co.
Box 14 Folder 1
Calendar and dealer's list
Oct. 22, 1925-Dec. 19, 1949
quantity: 22 leaves + 143
Box 14 Folder 2
GBS : Autograph Letter Signed: to Max Pemberton
Aug. 1 and Sept. 17, 1905
postcard
quantity: 2 items
Box 14 Folder 3
GBS : Typed Letter Signed: to Ellen Terry
Jan. 17, 1915
copy
quantity: 2 leaves + 1
Photocopy of the original in the possession of S. Phelps Platt, Jr. and published in Laurence, Collected Letters,vol. 3; with typed explanatory note by S. Phelps Platt on separate leaf
Box 14 Folder 4
GBS : Autograph Letter Signed: to Dodd, Mead & Co.
Oct. 22, 1925
quantity: 1 leaf + envelope
Written on Typed Letter Signed to Shaw from Dodd, Mead & Co. on October 10, 1925
Box 14 Folder 5
GBS : Autograph Letter Signed: to Dodd, Mead & Co.
Dec. 14, 1932
quantity: 1 leaf
Box 14 Folder 6
GBS : Typed Letter: to Dodd, Mead & Co.
July 12, 1933
telegram
quantity: 1 leaf
Box 14 Folder 7
GBS : Typed Letter: to Dodd, Mead & Co. [fragment]
Sept. 22, 1933
copy
quantity: 2 leaves + 1
Photocopy; carbon copy of transcription and Shaw's autograph, clipped from the original letter?, inside envelope; with notes in hand of Dan H. Laurence; gift of Dan H. Laurence, see: his Typed Letter Signed to J. Tyler of February 25, 1989; begins "Dear Dodds both, Chase, Mead's Ghost, Lewis, old Uncle Tom"
Box 14 Folder 8
GBS : Autograph Letter Signed: to Dodd, Mead & Co.
Nov. 25, 1938
quantity: 1 leaf
Written on Typed Letter Signed to Shaw from Dodd, Mead & Co. on Nov. 16, 1938
Box 14 Folder 9
GBS : Typed Letter: to Gabriel Pascal [fragment]
Nov. 21, 1939?
quantity: 1 leaf
Box 14 Folder 10
Dodd, Mead & Co. : Autograph Manuscript: Cross-reference slips
1942-1944
quantity: 11 leaves
Box 14 Folder 11
Dodd, Mead & Co. : Typed Letter: to Shaw
Jan. 2, 1942
carbon copy
quantity: 2 leaves
Box 14 Folder 12
Dodd, Mead & Co. : Typed Letter: to Shaw
Feb. 10, 1942
carbon copy
quantity: 1 leaf
Begins "Under separate cover we are sending to you today your six author's copies of the Florence Farr Letters"
Box 14 Folder 13
Dodd, Mead & Co. : Typed Letter: to W.P. Watt
Mar. 27, 1942
carbon copy
quantity: 1 leaf
Begins "I am returning herewith the suggested agreement for the Florence Farr book, duly signed."
Box 14 Folder 14
Dodd, Mead & Co. : Typed Letter: to Mr. Di Angelus
Apr. 3, 1942
carbon copy
quantity: 1 leaf
Begins "We enclose our check for $1,308.24, payable to the Irving Trust Company"
Box 14 Folder 15
Dodd, Mead & Co. : Document: Contract... [draft]
ca. June 9, 1942
quantity: 2 leaves + 1
For the book Florence Farr, Bernard Shaw and W.B. Yeats;Includes typed explanatory note on separate leaf
Box 14 Folder 16
Dodd, Mead & Co. : Autograph Manuscript: Notes on sales of Shaw books
1943-1945
quantity: 4 leaves
Box 14 Folder 17
Dodd, Mead & Co. : Typed Letter: to Mr. Di Angelus
Oct. 1, 1942 and Apr. 1, 1943
quantity: 2 leaves
Begins "We enclose our check for $713.59 payable to the Irving Trust Company"
Box 14 Folder 18
F.S. Crofts : Typed Document: to Dodd, Mead & Co.
Nov. 1, 1942
quantity: 1 leaf
Royalty statement
Box 14 Folder 19
F.S. Crofts : Typed Document: to Dodd, Mead & Co.
May 1, 1943
quantity: 1 leaf
Royalty statement
Box 14 Folder 20
Dodd, Mead & Co. : Typed Letter: to Shaw
Sept. 14, 1943
telegram
quantity: 1 leaf
Begins "Our deepest sympathy and affection."; signed Frank Dodd
Box 14 Folder 21
Dodd, Mead & Co. : Typed Letter: to Mr. Di Angelus
Oct. 14, 1943
carbon copy
quantity: 1 leaf
Begins "We enclose our check for $983.53 payable to the Irving Trust Company"
Box 14 Folder 22
Dodd, Mead & Co. : Typed Letter: Internal memo
Oct. 18, 1943
carbon copy
quantity: 1 leaf
Begins "Memorandum to Mr. Dodd / In reading these proofs of Mr. Shaw's book I found a great many mistakes"
Box 14 Folder 23
Dodd, Mead & Co. : Typed Letter: to Shaw
Nov. 8, 1943
telegram
quantity: 1 leaf
Begins "Page proofs your new book received from constable stop"
Box 14 Folder 24
GBS : Typed Letter: to Dodd, Mead & Co.
Nov. 12, 1943
telegram
quantity: 1 leaf
Begins "No certainly not the proofs are unfinished uncorrected and were sent to you without my knowledge"
Box 14 Folder 25
Dodd, Mead & Co. : Typed Letter: to Shaw
Nov. 17, 1943
carbon copy
quantity: 1 leaf
Begins "Thank you so much for your cable."
Box 14 Folder 26
Dodd, Mead & Co. : Typed Letter: to Shaw
May 9, 1944
telegram
quantity: 1 leaf
Begins "Very keen about Everybody's Political WhatWhat stop"
Box 14 Folder 27
Dodd, Mead & Co. : Typed Letter: to Mr. Di Angelus
May 15, 1944
carbon copy
quantity: 1 leaf
Begins "We enclose our check for $1272.03 payable to the Irving Trust Company."
Box 14 Folder 28
Dodd, Mead & Co. : Typed Letter: to Shaw
Oct. 24, 1944
carbon copy
quantity: 1 leaf
Begins "Six copies of our edition of Everybody's Political What's What?were mailed you on October 13th"
Box 14 Folder 29
Dodd, Mead & Co. : Typed Letter: to Mr. Di Angelus
Nov. 3, 1944
carbon copy
quantity: 1 leaf
Begins "We enclose our check for $904.06 payable to the Irving Trust Company"
Box 14 Folder 30
Dodd, Mead & Co. : Typed Letter: to Shaw
Mar. 13, 1945
carbon copy
quantity: 1 leaf
Begins "The Editions for the Armed Services, Inc., is desirous of including a volume of your plays for distribution to the Armed Forces of the United States."
Box 14 Folder 31
Dodd, Mead & Co. : Typed Letter: to Shaw
Apr. 19, 1945
carbon copy
quantity: 1 leaf
Begins "Thank you for your prompt response to our letter requesting your approval of the publication of certain of your plays"
Box 14 Folder 32
Brentano, Lowell : Typed Letter: to Shaw
Nov. 28, 1945
telegram
quantity: 4 leaves
Begins "Have secured reprint deal in accordance with recent conversation"
Box 14 Folder 33
GBS : Document: Printed card "With Bernard Shaw's compliments"
Dec. 5, 1945
card
quantity: 1 leaf
Box 14 Folder 34
Dodd, Mead & Co. : Typed Letter: Internal memo
ca. Jan. 30, 1946
quantity: 1 leaf
Begins "The Shaw letter, as I read it, is a very clear invitation to Dodd Mead & Company to publish the Shaw books at $1.00."
Box 14 Folder 35
Dodd, Mead & Co. : Typed Letter: to Shaw
Jan. 31, 1946
carbon copy
quantity: 4 leaves
Begins "I hope you will forgive the delay in replying to your letter of a number of weeks ago concerning reprint editions of your books."
Box 14 Folder 36
Dodd, Mead & Co. : Typed Letter: to Shaw
Apr. 2, 1946
telegram
quantity: 1 leaf
Begins "May we publish this summer a selection of autobiographical material from your prefaces and other writings"
Box 14 Folder 37
GBS : Typed Letter: to Dodd, Mead & Co.
Apr. 17, 1946
telegram
quantity: 1 leaf
Begins "I object strongly but cannot refuse you and will send you material not otherwise accessible"
Box 14 Folder 38
Dodd, Mead & Co. : Typed Letter: to Shaw
Apr. 18, 1946
telegram
quantity: 1 leaf
Begins "Delighted with prospect of additional material but urge all possible speed because of current manufacturing delays to meet summer deadline"
Box 14 Folder 39
Dodd, Mead & Co. : Typed Letter: to Shaw
May 15, 1946
telegram
quantity: 1 leaf
Begins "Summer catalog going to press and salesmen setting out"
Box 14 Folder 40
GBS : Autograph Manuscript: Envelope to Dodd, Mead & Co.
May 20, 1946
envelope
quantity: 1 leaf
Box 14 Folder 41
Dodd, Mead & Co. : Typed Letter: to Shaw
May 24, 1946
carbon copy
quantity: 1 leaf
Begins "The material you asked us to wait for was some new autobiographical material which we could use together with a selection of autobiographical excerpts from your other writings"
Box 14 Folder 42
Dodd, Mead & Co. : Typed Document: Invoices to Shaw
May 28, 1946
quantity: 2 leaves + 2
Box 14 Folder 43
Patch, Blanche : Typed Letter Signed: to Dodd, Mead & Co.
June 12, 1946
quantity: 1 leaf
Begins "Is it possible for you to procure and send me a copy of Green Dolphin Country by Elizabeth Goudge, and debit Mr. Bernard Shaw's account with the cost?"
Box 14 Folder 44
Kyllmann, Otto : Typed Letter Signed: to Dodd, Mead & Co.
July 10, 1946
quantity: 1 leaf
Begins "In answer to your letter of the 24th June."
Box 14 Folder 45
Dodd, Mead & Co. : Typed Letter: to Shaw
ca. July 20, 1946
telegram
quantity: 1 leaf
Begins "The entire staff of Dodd Mead and Company sends you greetings"
Box 14 Folder 46
Dodd, Mead & Co. : Typed Letter: Internal memo
July 25, 1946
carbon copy
quantity: 1 leaf
Begins "Memorandum to Mr. H.C. Lewis / Mr. E.H. Dodd, Jr. / Just as a matter of written record, I think we ought to consider for near-future publication the idea of a Shaw omnibus"
Box 14 Folder 47
Dodd, Mead & Co. : Typed Letter: to Shaw
Oct. 22, 1946
carbon copy
quantity: 1 leaf + 2
With two carbon copies; begins "While we understandthat you are turning over business arrangements in connection with your literary affairs to the Incorporated Society of Authors, Playwrights and Composers, nevertheless I venture to approach you on a matter on which I am sure you will wish to make your own decision."
Box 14 Folder 48
Dodd, Mead & Co. : Typed Letter: to Shaw
Oct. 28, 1946
carbon copy
quantity: 2 leaves
Begins "The enclosed is a revised version of the Proposal for Shaw Reader which should have accompanied our letter of October 22nd."
Box 14 Folder 49
GBS : Typed Letter: to Dodd, Mead & Co.
Oct. 30, 1946
telegram
quantity: 1 leaf
Begins "Sorry impossible my contracts with Penguin and Oxford University Press forbid"
Box 14 Folder 50
Dodd, Mead & Co. : Typed Letter: to Shaw
Nov. 8, 1946
carbon copy
quantity: 1 leaf
Begins "We were greatly disappointed over your cable concerning the proposed Shaw Reader."
Box 14 Folder 51
Winsten, Stephen : Typed Letter Signed: to Dodd, Mead & Co.
Nov. 11, 1946
quantity: 1 leaf
Begins "The American edition of G.B.S.90 has just reached me."
Box 14 Folder 52
GBS : Typed Letter: to Dodd, Mead & Co.
Nov. 16, 1946
telegram
quantity: 1 leaf
Begins "Reader suggests schoolbook why not two omnibus volumes of all the plays and all the prefaces instead of picking out the plums"
Box 14 Folder 53
Dodd, Mead & Co. : Typed Letter: to Stephen Winsten
Nov. 19, 1946
carbon copy
quantity: 1 leaf
Begins "It was a great pity that we had no time to consult you when preparing the American edition of G.B.S. 90."
Box 14 Folder 54
Dodd, Mead & Co. : Typed Letter: to Shaw
Nov. 20, 1946
carbon copy
quantity: 1 leaf
Begins "Thanks for your cable. We already have two omnibus volumes of your plays - Nine Plays and Six Plays - and another one in contemplation for a later period."
Box 14 Folder 55
GBS : Autograph Letter Signed: to Dodd, Mead & Co.
Nov. 26, 1946
postcard
quantity: 1 item
Begins "'An omnibus selection' is a contradiction in terms."
Box 14 Folder 56
Dodd, Mead & Co. : Typed Document: Invoice to Shaw
Dec. 5, 1946
quantity: 1 leaf + 1
Box 14 Folder 57
Dodd, Mead & Co. : Typed Letter: to Shaw
Dec. 17, 1946
carbon copy
quantity: 1 leaf
Begins "This is just to tell you that we despatched a copy of William Morris As I Knew Himto Mr. Andrew Low"
Box 14 Folder 58
Dodd, Mead & Co. : Typed Letter: to Shaw
Jan. 15, 1947
carbon copy
quantity: 1 leaf