Dan Laurence Papers,circa 1950-2006

Collection Number: 4662

Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections
Cornell University Library


DESCRIPTIVE SUMMARY

Title:
Dan Laurence papers, circa 1950-2006
Collection Number:
4662
Creator:
Dan H. Laurence
Quantity:
31.5 cubic feet
Forms of Material:
Typewritten transcripts, photocopies, and microfilm of letters and manuscripts; page proofs and galley proofs. .
Repository:
Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Abstract:
Collection consists mainly of typewritten transcripts of letters by George Bernard Shaw, eventually published in the edition of Shaw's collected letters edited by Dan Laurence. With the transcripts are some notes, photocopies and microfilm of Shaw letters and manuscripts, and page proofs and galley proofs for the Collected letters. Also included is Dan Laurence's personal correspondence from 2002-2006.
Language:
Collection material in English


BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE

Dan H. Laurence was born Daniel Hyman Goldstein on March 28, 1920, in the Bronx. He changed his name in 1946. A noted scholar, editor, and bibliographer who taught at a number of different universities over the course of his career, Laurence devoted most of his professional life to the works of George Bernard Shaw. He compiled a two-volume bibliography of Shaw's works, and edited Shaw's collected letters, collected plays, music criticism, prefaces, and unpublished writings. Laurence died on February 5, 2008, in San Antonio, Texas, at the age of 87.

COLLECTION DESCRIPTION

Collection consists mainly of typewritten transcripts of letters by Bernard Shaw, eventually published in the edition of Shaw's collected letters edited by Dan Laurence. With the transcripts are some notes, photocopies and microfilm of Shaw letters and manuscripts, and page proofs and galley proofs for the Collected letters. Also included is Dan Laurence's personal correspondence from 2002-2006.
SUBJECTS

Names:
Laurence, Dan H.
Shaw, Bernard, 1856-1950--Correspondence.
Laurence, Dan H.

Subjects:
Editors.
Editing.

Form and Genre Terms:
Manuscripts for publication.


INFORMATION FOR USERS

Photocopies and microfilm may not be quoted or reproduced without permission of the holder of the originals.
Cite As:
Dan Laurence Papers, #4662. Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.

RELATED MATERIALS

Bernard F. Burgunder Collection of George Bernard Shaw, #4617.
Related books formerly owned by Dan Laurence are cataloged individually.

CONTAINER LIST

NOTE: Dates in this series are the dates of the original letters, not the dates when the transcripts were made.
Container
Description
Date
Series I. Typewritten transcripts and photocopies of letters by Bernard Shaw
Box 1
Transcripts of letters, with one photograph of some of the originals
1874-1890
Box 2
Transcripts of letters
1891-1896
Box 3
Transcripts of letters
1897-June 1900
Box 4
Transcripts of letters
July 1900-1902
Box 5
Transcripts of letters
1903
Box 6
Transcripts of letters
1904-June 1905
Box 7
Transcripts of letters
July 1905-1906
Box 8
Transcripts of letters
1907
Box 9
Transcripts of letters
January-August 1908
Box 10
Transcripts of letters
September 1908-1909
Box 11
Transcripts of letters
1910-March 1911
Box 12
Transcripts of letters
April-December 1911
Box 13
Transcripts of letters
1912
Box 14
Transcripts of letters
1913
Box 15
Transcripts of letters
1914-1915
Box 16
Transcripts of letters
1916-June 1917
Box 17
Transcripts of letters
July 1917-1918
Box 18
Transcripts of letters
1919-1920
Box 19
Transcripts of letters
1921-1922
Box 20
Transcripts of letters
1923-1924
Box 21
Transcripts of letters
1925-1927
Box 22
Transcripts of letters
1928-1930
Box 23
Transcripts of letters
1931-1933
Box 24
Transcripts of letters
1934-1936
Box 25
Transcripts of letters
1937-1939
Box 26
Transcripts of letters
1940-1942
Box 27
Transcripts of letters
1943-1945
Box 28
Transcripts of letters
1946-1948
Box 29
Transcripts of letters
1949-1950
Box 31
Transcripts of letters (undated); transcripts of letters to Augustin Hamon; letters from Charlotte Shaw
Undated; 1909-1914; 1901?-1907
Box 32
Transcripts of letters
1940-1950
Box 39
Transcripts of letters, unsorted
Various dates
Box 40
Transcripts of letters for Collected Letters volume 3
1911-1925
Box 41
Transcripts of letters for Collected Letters, unsorted
Various dates
Series II. Galleys, page proofs, and research materials for Collected Letters
Box 30
Page proofs for Collected Letters, volume 4 (1926-1950)
Box 33
Page proofs for Collected Letters, volume 1 (1874-1897); notes
Box 30
Page proofs for Collected Letters, volume 4 (1926-1950)
Box 34
Galleys, typescript, etc. for Collected Letters, volume 2 (1898-1910); miscellaneous transcripts and photocopies of correspondence for various volumes of the work
Box 35
Galleys, typescript, etc. for Collected Letters, volume 4 (1926-1950)
Box 36
Microfilm of: Shaw's address book, manuscripts (Passion Play, Gadfly, etc.), and letters held at various libraries and museums
Box 37
Film negatives of Shaw's correspondence with Augustin and Henriette Hamon; microfilm of Shaw diaries; typewritten transcripts of Shaw's letters to Marie Stopes, 1916-1949; notes on the book Florence Farr, Bernard Shaw, W.B. Yeats Letters, edited by Clifford Bax (London, 1946), with the book
Box 38
Notes, page proofs, and typewritten transcripts of letters for Collected Letters, volume 2 (1898-1910)
Series III. Dan Laurence personal correspondence
Box 42
Letters to and from Dan Laurence
2002-2006