Maugham, W. Somerset (William Somerset), 1874-1965

Alternative names
Dates:
Birth 1874-01-25
Death 1965-12-16
Britons
English, German

Biographical notes:

British novelist, playwright, and short story writer, most well-known for his autobiographical novel "Of Human Bondage".

From the description of Letter, signed : St. Jean-Cap Ferrat (France), to James R. Parish, Brockton, Mass. 16 June 1961. (University of Michigan). WorldCat record id: 62718967

William Somerset Maugham (1874-1965) was a British author.

From the description of W. Somerset Maugham letters, 1919-1927. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 144652236

From the guide to the W. Somerset Maugham letters, 1919-1927, (The New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division.)

The only film on which Maugham himself worked. R.C. Sherriff and Noel Langley assisted with the screen adaptation.

From the description of Trio : screenplay, ca. 1950. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122397999

English novelist and playwright.

From the description of W. Somerset Maugham papers, 1958, 1962. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122595115

English writer. This was overseas transmission #111, "to talk of many things."

From the description of Twenty days in a ship : draft and final form of a radio broadcast, 1940 July 22. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 754866522

W. Somerset Maugham was born in Paris, grew up in England, and educated at King's School, Canterbury and Heidelberg University. When he returned to England he studied medicine and was certified in 1897, but abandoned it after the success of his first novels and plays. By 1915 he was an established writer of plays, short stories and novels. Maugham was a frequent traveller, and places he visited were often reflected in his works. Several of his stories and plays later were used in movies.

From the description of W.S. Maugham letter to Mrs. Allhusen, between 1908 and 1911? (Pennsylvania State University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 60494952

English author.

From the description of Typed letter signed : London, to Francis King, 1959 May 2. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 652526143

From the description of Typed letter signed : Villa Mauresque, Saint-Jean Cap Ferrat, to Francis King, 1954 Mar. 19. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 652525509

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Varenna, Italy, to Dion Boucicault, [ca. 1913] May 16. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 652447516

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Yemassee, S.C., to Thomas Johnson, [1941] Dec. 21. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 652152564

From the description of Autograph letter signed : London, to Dion Boucicault, [ca. 1912] March 24. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 652471747

From the description of Typed letter signed : Villa Mauresque, Saint-Jean Cap Ferrat, to Francis King, 1953 Jan. 22. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 652478173

From the description of Autograph letter signed : St. Jean-Cap Ferrat, to [Irene Vanbrugh], [1928-1958] Feb. 21. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 652478139

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Yemassee, S.C., to Thomas Johnson, [1942] Nov. 27. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 652196742

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Yemassee, S.C., to Thomas Johnson, [1942] Feb. 18. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 652186589

From the description of Autograph letter signed : London, to Mr. Meis, [1928 or later] Oct. 6. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 652031868

From the description of Typed letter signed : Lausanne, Switz., to Dan Pagley, 1962 May 9. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270858002

From the description of Typed letter signed : St. Jean-Cap Ferrat, to Miss F. Franklin, 1959 Aug. 12. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270857997

From the description of Autograph note signed : [n.p.], to Mr. Schweitzer, [n.d.]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270845031

From the description of Typed letter signed : London, to Mrs. Morgan, 1931 Sept. 22. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270857983

From the description of Autograph letter signed : London, to Holland, [no year] July 1. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270845010

From the description of Autograph letters signed (4) : London, to Mr. Meis, [no year] Oct. 2-31. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270845027

From the description of Autograph letter signed : London, to an unidentified friend, [1928 or later] Sept. 15. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270845023

From the description of Typed letter signed : New York, N.Y., to Mr. Pond, [no year] May 16. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270858019

From the description of Collection of autograph letters signed : primarily London, to Dion Boucicault and his wife Irene Vanbrugh, 1908-1914. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270845017

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Paris, to [Léon Barthon?], undated. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 652040234

From the description of Autograph letter signed : London, to Mr. Meis, [1928 or later] Oct. 31. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 652037354

From the description of Autograph letter signed : London, to Mr. Meis, [1928 or later] Oct. 2. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 652028717

From the description of Autograph letter signed : London, to Dion Boucicault, Sunday [ca. 1913?]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 652102784

From the description of Autograph letter signed : [Oyster Bay, N.Y.?] to "my dear Ainslie" [possibly the poet Douglas Ainslie], undated. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 652050803

From the description of Complete short stories, author's proof copies with corrections, 1951. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122384376

From the description of Autograph letter signed : London, to Mr. Meis, [1928 or later] Oct. 29. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 652033993

From the description of Collection of autograph letters signed (10) and typed letters signed (3) : West Los Angeles, Yemassee, S.C., and New York, to Thomas Johnson, 1941 July 22-[1942] Dec. 5. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270845034

From the description of Typed letter signed : Badgastein, Austria, to Francis King, 1959 June 18. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 652529350

From the description of Typed letter signed : Villa Mauresque, Saint-Jean Cap Ferrat, to Francis King, 1953 Feb. 13. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 652522670

From the description of Autograph letter signed : London, to Irene Vanbrugh, [1914 Feb. 28]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 652520557

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Yemassee, S.C., to Thomas Johnson, [1941 or 1942] Nov. 19. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 652123093

From the description of Typed letter signed : West Los Angeles, to Thomas Johnson, 1941 Sept. 16. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 652137102

From the description of Typed letter signed : West Los Angeles, to Thomas Johnson, 1941 July 22. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 652122800

From the description of Typed letter signed : West Los Angeles, to Thomas Johnson, 1941 Sept. 8. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 652130947

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Yemassee, S.C., to Thomas Johnson, [1942] Apr. 7. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 652165296

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Villa Mauresque, Saint-Jean Cap Ferrat, to Francis King, [195-?] Apr. 10. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 652478110

From the description of Autograph letter signed : London, to Dion Boucicault, [ca. 1908] Thursday. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 652477518

From the description of Autograph letter signed : London, to Dion Boucicault, Thursday. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 652478020

From the description of Autograph letter signed : London, to Dion Boucicault, [ca. 1909] Friday. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 652475588

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Berlin, to Irene Vanbrugh, [1908 or later]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 652483750

From the description of Typed letter signed : Villa Mauresque, Saint-Jean Cap Ferrat, to Francis King, 1952 Mar. 18. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 652488069

From the description of Autograph letter signed : London, to Dion Boucicault, [1910] Oct. 21. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 652447284

From the description of Autograph letter signed : London, to Dion Boucicault, [ca. 1913] June 19. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 652447446

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Varenna, Italy, to Dion Boucicault, [ca. 1913] March 16. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 652447643

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Yemassee, S.C., to Thomas Johnson, [1942] Dec. 5. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 652446206

From the description of Autograph letters signed (2) and typewritten letters signed (6) : dated Villa Mauresque, London, and Bdgastein, to Francis King, 1952-1959 and undated. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270638605

From the description of Ah King, six stories of Malaya : autograph manuscript of the volume, [n.d.]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270635383

From the description of Autograph letter signed : New York, to Belle Greene, [19--] Mar. 22. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270637270

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Yemassee, S.C., to Thomas Johnson, [1942] Jan. 8. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 652169350

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Yemassee, S.C., to Thomas Johnson, [1942] Feb. 2. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 652183441

From the description of Autograph letter signed : New York, to Thomas Johnson, [1942 Sept. 29]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 652196712

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Yemassee, S.C., to Thomas Johnson, [1942] Jan. 27. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 652173502

From the description of Autograph letter signed "Willie" : Paris, to "Charley" [Charles Hanson Towne], [1937] May 8. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270871502

From the description of Autograph letter : London, to Mr. Wiken, 1929 May 7. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270844995

From the description of Typed letter signed : New York, N.Y., to Mr. MacDonald, 1936 Mar. 26. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270858015

From the description of Typed letter signed : Hollywood, Ca., to Miss Little, 1921 Feb. 9. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270858005

From the description of Typed letter signed : St. Jean-Cap Ferrat, to Sydney, 1950 Jan. 28. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270858011

From the description of Typed letter signed : St. Jean-Cap Ferrat, to Esther Mansfield, 1964 Feb. 7. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270857993

From the description of Autograph letter signed : St. Jean-Cap Ferrat, to Browne, [no year] Feb. 24. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270845014

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Villa Mauresque, Saint-Jean Cap Ferrat, to Francis King, [ca. 1957] Jan. 16. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270845005

Charles Frohman, 1860-1915, American Theatrical manager.

From the description of Playscripts from the Charles Frohman collection, 1910,1923, and n.d. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122510738

William Somerset Maugham was a British fiction and comedy writer, essayist, playwright, and literary critic.

From the description of William Somerset Maugham collection of papers, [1897]-1964. (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 122575758

From the guide to the William Somerset Maugham collection of papers, 1897]-1964, (The New York Public Library. Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American Literature.)

Somerset Maugham--British novelist, short-story writer and playwright--was born in Paris and educated in England. On completing his medical internship, Maugham travelled in Europe and then settled in Paris. Maugham has written many novels, short stories and plays. His most successful novel was Of human bondage (1915). Many of his plays gained popularity including; The tenth man (1910), Our betters (1917), and The circle(1921).

From the description of Letters, 1922-1956. (Temple University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 122491209

Author.

From the description of W. Somerset Maugham papers, 1897-1966 (bulk 1897-1946). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70981685

English novelist, playwright, and short story writer.

From the description of Letters to Lord Beaverbrook [i.e., William Maxwell Aitken Beaverbrook, baron, n.p.] (University of Michigan). WorldCat record id: 66895345

From the description of Letter, 1921 Nov. 18 : Hotel-Sanatorium Garoet, Java, to [John] Rumsey [New York?]. (University of Michigan). WorldCat record id: 34364270

From the description of Letter, 1962 Dec. 18 : Villa Mauresque, St. Jean, Cap Ferrat [France], to Curtis Brown, [n.p.]. (University of Michigan). WorldCat record id: 34365030

From the description of Collection, 1905-1962. (University of Michigan). WorldCat record id: 34364524

From the description of Letter, 1962 Nov. 17 : Villa Mauresque, St. Jean, Cap Ferrat [France] to A.D. Alderson, Fareham, Hants [i.e. Southhampton, England]. (University of Michigan). WorldCat record id: 34364277

From the description of Letters, [196-?] : to Lord Beaverbrook [i.e. William Maxwell Aitken Beaverbrook, baron, n.p.]. (University of Michigan). WorldCat record id: 34364540

From the description of Letters, 1943 Dec. 12 and 24 : Parkers Ferry, Yemasee, S.C., to Mr. Ginsburg, [n.p.]. (University of Michigan). WorldCat record id: 34365034

From the description of The camel's back : playscript, [192-]. (University of Michigan). WorldCat record id: 34364257

From the description of Letter, [19]05 Dec. 11 : Coverdale, Chislehurst [England] to W.M. Colles [London]. (University of Michigan). WorldCat record id: 34364265

From the description of Letter, 1938 Jan. 27 : Madras [India], to "Miss Strakosch," [n.p.]. (University of Michigan). WorldCat record id: 34364536

From the description of Letters, 1958 Feb. 20 and 1959 July 9 : Villa Mauresque, St. Jean, Cap Ferrat [France], to Mrs. McLaren, [n.p.]. (University of Michigan). WorldCat record id: 34365024

From the description of Letter, 1953 July 21 : Villa Mauresque, St. Jean, Cap Ferrat [France] to Dr. Kurt Singer [n.p.]. (University of Michigan). WorldCat record id: 34364273

English novelist, playwright, and short-story writer.

From the description of Letters, 1956 : to W.R. Bett. (Duke University). WorldCat record id: 31704531

W. Somerset Maugham (1874-1965) was an English author.

Sir Hugh Percy Lane (1875-1915) was an Irish art dealer and critic. He was knighted in June 1909.

From the description of W. Somerset Maugham letter to Sir Hugh Percy Lane, 1909 June 25. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 367389751

Biographical Note

Bertram E. Alanson was born January 8, 1877 in San Francisco, California. He was an investment broker and served as President of the San Francisco Stock Exchange. Alanson was a personal friend of Maugham as well as his stockbroker. He collected first editions of Maugham's work and other materials about Maugham. Alanson died May 25, 1958.

William Somerset Maugham was born in Paris, France January 25, 1874. He studied medicine, but gave it up for literature. He wrote short stories, essays, and novels. He died in Nice, France December 15, 1965.

From the guide to the William Somerset Maugham collection, Bulk, 1921-1958, 1921-1979, (Department of Special Collections and University Archives)

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