George Bernard Shaw Letters And Documents, 1900-1972.

Collection Number: 8495

Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections
Cornell University Library


DESCRIPTIVE SUMMARY

Title:
George Bernard Shaw letters and documents, 1900-1972.
Collection Number:
8495
Creator:
Shaw, Bernard,
Quantity:
0.5 cubic feet.
Forms of Material:
Manuscripts
Repository:
Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Abstract:
Letters and documents relating to George Bernard Shaw; also, a sample of his hair.
Language:
Collection material in English


COLLECTION DESCRIPTION

Letters and documents relating to George Bernard Shaw; also, a sample of his hair.
SUBJECTS

Names:
Shaw, Bernard, 1856-1950.
Shaw, Bernard, 1856-1950.


INFORMATION FOR USERS

Cite As:
George Bernard Shaw Letters and Documents, #8495. Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.

CONTAINER LIST

Container
Description
Date
Box 1 Folder 1
Stock "Letter of Thanks" response to letters about Shaw's controversial 1914 Essay, "Common Sense About the War". Includes unsigned photograph of Shaw
Rudin # Sh-1
Format: ANS
Location: 10 Adelphi Terrace, WC
Recipient: George A. Greenwood
Box 1 Folder 2
Political activist Shaw calls the recipient's attention to "Properly qualified men for the official staff"
Rudin # Sh-2
October 31, 1900
Format: TLS
Location: London, England
Recipient: Dear Sir
Box 1 Folder 3
Shaw replies to Cotterill with brief note written on post card photograph of Shaw
Rudin # Sh-3
1908
Format: ANS
Location: London, England
Recipient: Erica Cotterill
Box 1 Folder 4
Shaw tells Cotterill to get married instead of going after married men, including him. Photo of Shaw and cameo portrait of Cotterill included
Rudin # Sh-4
April 27, 1908
Format: ALS
Location: 10 Adelphi Terrace, WC
Recipient: Erica Cotterill
Box 1 Folder 5
Shaw criticizes Cotterill's handwriting and firmly tells her what to do
Rudin # Sh-5
July 9, 1909
Format: ALS
Location: 10 Adelphi Terrace, WC
Recipient: Erica Cotterill
Box 1 Folder 6
Shaw offers Murray a chance to translate Cyrano de Bergerac
Rudin # Sh-6
December 3, 1909
Format: TLS
Location: 10 Adelphi Terrace, WC
Recipient: Gilbert Murray, Esq.
Box 1 Folder 7
Shaw responds to an invitation, "You already have twelve speakers, which is about eight more than human nature can bear"
Rudin # Sh-7
May 3, 1911
Format: TLS
Location: 10 Adelphi Terrace, WC
Recipient: William Poel
Box 1 Folder 8
Shaw discusses the first NY production of his play, "Major Barbara"
Rudin # Sh-8
January 10, 1916
Format: Postcard
Location: 10 Adelphi Terrace, WC
Recipient: David H. Wallace
Box 1 Folder 9
Shaw remarks on making a booklet, "Know Thyself", and unrelated printed card discussing Shaw's appeal for a British alphabet
Rudin # Sh-9
January 9, 1917
Format: Card, ALS
Location: 10 Adelphi Terrace, WC
Recipient: Curtis Freshel
Box 1 Folder 10
Shaw refuses to have his letters quoted as advertisements, protecting his literary reputation
Rudin # Sh-10
March 20, 1917
Format: ALS
Location: 10 Adelphi Terrace, WC
Recipient: Phelan Gibb
Box 1 Folder 11
Shaw's TMS "General Maurice's alleged breach of discipline" and letter from the Daily Chronicle declining publication
Rudin # Sh-10A
May 19, May 21, 1918
Format: TMS, TLS
Location: Ayot St. Lawrence, Welwyn, Herts
Recipient: Editor of the Daily Chronicle, My Dear Shaw
Box 1 Folder 12
Shaw gives his strong opinions concerning the proposed demolition of the Waterloo bridge. Accompanied by Baring's unsigned response
Rudin # Sh-12
January 20, 1926
Format: ALS
Location: Ayot St. Lawrence, Welwyn, Herts
Recipient: Maurice Baring
Box 1 Folder 13
Letter of thanks for a book on hanging with a discussion of printing corrections and reference to William Morris
Rudin # Sh-13
November 17, 1928
Format: TLS
Location: 4 Whitehall Court, London, SWI
Recipient: H Daus, Esq.
Box 1 Folder 14
Shaw declines offer to publish "The Apple Cart". Including a photo of Shaw from 1932
Rudin # Sh-14
August 16, 1929
Format: Personal postcard
Location: Ayot St. Lawrence, Welwyn, Herts
Recipient: Isaac Don Levine, Book League of America
Box 1 Folder 15
Shaw reminiscing about the first production of his play, "Arms and the Man"
Rudin # Sh-16
January 15, 1931
Format: TLS
Location: Whitehall Court 130, London SWI
Recipient: John Drinkwater
Box 1 Folder 16
Shaw does not like the work of painter Austin Spare and declines to go to an exhibit to purchase his art
Rudin # Sh-17
May 4,1932
Format: TLS
Location: 4 Whitehall Court, London, SWI
Recipient: GS Sandilands, Esq.
Box 1 Folder 17
Shaw replies to McIntosh telling her there is not a part that will fit her in his new play
Rudin # Sh-18
September 14, 1933
Format: Autograph postcard
Location: Malverne
Recipient: Madge McIntosh
Box 1 Folder 18
Two applications for renewal of license for mechanically propelled road vehicles, with photo of Shaw
Rudin # Sh-20
December 17, 1934; December 15, 1941
Format: TDS
Location: Hertfordshire CC
Box 1 Folder 19
Shaw sets out his views on the post-war economic relationship the allies will face versus Germany
Rudin # Sh-23
October 20, 1918
Format: TLS
Location: 10 Adelphi Terrace, WC
Recipient: Professor Halperine-Kaminsky
Box 1 Folder 20
Response to an interview request on a printed card that declines requests to author a preface
Rudin # Sh-25
March 14, 1928
Format: Printed postcard
Location: 4 Whitehall Court, London, SWI
Recipient: Ben Greet Jr.
Box 1 Folder 21
Letter regarding the influence of World War I on classical music
Rudin # Sh-26
April 11, 1918
Format: TLS
Location: 10 Adelphi Terrace, WG
Recipient: Dear Sir
Box 1 Folder 22
Shaw writes about Glare Boothe Lucy's performance in "Candida"
Rudin # Sh-27
June 21, 1946
Format: TLS
Location: Whitehall Court, London SWI
Recipient: My dear Emarel, Mrs. Curtis Freshel
Box 1 Folder 23
Quoting Woodrow Wilson, Shaw responds
Rudin # Sh-28
March 22, 1928
Format: TLS
Location: Whitehall Court, London, SWI
Recipient: Dear Sir, JT Jones
Box 1 Folder 24
Shaw says "You surely don't want to vote for Judas Iscariot"
Rudin # Sh-24
October 20, 1931
Format: ALS
Location: Ayot St. Lawrence, Welwyn, Herts
Box 1 Folder 27
Shaw tries to persuade Actress violet Vanbrugh to play his heroine in "Man and Superman". She did not accept. Accompanied by copy of his book, catalogued separately
Rudin # Sh-29
December 28, 1900
Format: ALS
Location: Maybury Knoll Woking
Recipient: Dear Mrs. Bourchier (Violet Vanbrugh)
Rudin # Sh-22
Shaw responds to a request for a lock of his hair
July 24, 1944
Format: Postcard
Location: Hertfordshire
Recipient: FE Loewenstein
Box 1 Folder 25
Auction catalogue, with GB Shaw materials
Rudin # Sh-19
May 9, 1972
Location: Sotheby Park-Bernet Public Auction, New York
Box 1 Folder 26
Shaw's own carbon copy of a prologue to BBC performance of his play
Rudin # Sh-21
April 22, 1938
Format: Typed manuscript

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