Colles, William Morris, 1855-1926

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Colles was born in 1855; he became a prominent literary agent in London; his published works include Literature and the pension list (1889) and Playright and copyright in all countries, showing how to protect a play or a book throughout the world (with Harold Hardy, 1906); he died in 1926.

From the description of Letters, 1890-1926. (University of California, Los Angeles). WorldCat record id: 39287323

BIOGHIST REQUIRED English literary agent. Colles was the founder and managing director of The Authors' Syndicate, Ltd.

From the guide to the William Morris Colles Papers, 1888-1928., (Columbia University Rare Book and Manuscript Library, )

English literary agent.

Colles was the founder and managing director of The Authors' Syndicate, Ltd.

From the description of William Morris Colles papers, 1888-1928. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 489375069

1880 barrister, Inner Temple; 1890 founder and managing director, the Authors' Syndicate and council member, the society of authors.

Epithet: literary agent

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Biography

Colles was born in 1855; he became a prominent literary agent in London; his published works include Literature and the pension list (1889) and Playright and copyright in all countries, showing how to protect a play or a book throughout the world (with Harold Hardy, 1906); he died in 1926.

From the guide to the Letters to William Morris Colles, 1890-1926, (University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Department of Special Collections.)

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referencedIn Thomas Hardy collection of papers, 1870-1964, 1870-1928 The New York Public Library. Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American Literature.
referencedIn Vol. LXVII (ff. 325). 5 June 1895-5 Dec. 1899, n.d.includes:f. 1 Mary Augusta Austen Leigh, daughter of J E Austen Leigh: Letter to R. Bentley: 1895.ff. 3, 3b William Fraser Rae, writer: Agreements, etc., with R. Bentley and Son: 1887-1895.: Mos... British Library
referencedIn W. Somerset Maugham collection, 1897-1956 Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Hardy, Thomas, 1840-1928. Card, 1899 Dec. 20 : Max Gate, Dorchester, to Mr. Colles. Bryn Mawr College, Mariam Coffin Canaday Library
referencedIn Hans Gadow Papers, 1907-1914 American Philosophical Society
creatorOf SOCIETY OF AUTHORS ARCHIVE. Vol. CCCCIX (ff. 104). 1. ff. 1-13v. Frederick George Aflalo and Charles Henry Cook v. Lawrence & Bullen Ltd.; 1903. 2. ff. 14-18v. William Morris Colles v. W. Somerset Maugham; 1908. 3. ff. 19-23. A. Chantry Corbould v. '..., 1903-1915 British Library
creatorOf Colles, William Morris, 1855-1926. Letters, 1890-1926. University of California, Los Angeles
referencedIn Autograph File, P, 1554-2005. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Noyes, Alfred, 1880-1958. Alfred Noyes collection, 1903-1936 Princeton University Library
creatorOf Letters to William Morris Colles, 1890-1926 University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Department of Special Collections.
referencedIn Authors' Syndicate, Ltd. Letters to the Authors' Syndicate, Ltd., 1895-1925. Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Maugham, W. Somerset (William Somerset), 1874-1965. William Somerset Maugham collection of papers, [1897]-1964. New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Authors' Syndicate, Ltd. Letters to the Authors' Syndicate, Ltd., 1895-1925. Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Ellis, Havelock, Mrs., 1861-1916. ALsS, 1903-1905. Haverford College Library
creatorOf Maugham, W. Somerset (William Somerset), 1874-1965. Collection, 1905-1962. University of Michigan
referencedIn Vol. LXVI ( ff. 324 ). 20 Mar. 1893-31 May 1895.includes:f. 1 Ada Dayrell Fowler, alias 'Dayrell Trelawney', author: Agreement with R. Bentley and Son: 1893.: Signed. f. 3 Mary Elizabeth Carter, afterwards Stevenson; novelist: Agreements with R. Ben... British Library
creatorOf Nickerson, Charles C.,. Charles C. Nickerson collection of W. H. (William Hurrell) Mallock and other papers, ca. 1863-1971 (inclusive), ca. 1863-1908 and 1962-1971 (bulk). Harvard University, Houghton Library
referencedIn Jones, Bassett, collector. Bassett Jones records, 1818-1938. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
creatorOf Hardy, Thomas, 1840-1928. [Letter and photographs] / Thomas Hardy. Smith College, Neilson Library
creatorOf Gissing, George, 1857-1903. Papers, 1880-1904. Dartmouth College Library
referencedIn John Buchan papers, Buchan (John) papers, 1898-1958 John Hay Library, Special Collections
referencedIn Miscellaneous Canadian papers, 1646-1935. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Maeterlinck, Maurice, 1862-1949. Letters to William Morris Colles, 1921-1929. Harvard University, Houghton Library
referencedIn James B. Pinker and Son collection of papers, 1893-1940 The New York Public Library. Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American Literature.
referencedIn 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.
creatorOf Gissing, George, 1857-1903. Papers, 1863-1958. Indiana University
creatorOf Hewlett, Maurice, 1861-1923. Collection, 1908-1926. Harvard University, Houghton Library
creatorOf Payn, James, 1830-1898. James Payn collection, 1864-1898 (bulk 1891-1894) Princeton University Library
creatorOf Nesbit, E. (Edith), 1858-1924. Letters : Grove Park, to W.M. Colles, London, 1898 May 10 and July 25. Bryn Mawr College, Mariam Coffin Canaday Library
creatorOf Vol. XV (ff. 236). 1896.includes:f. 1 Sir John Murray, KCVO (1926); publisher; d.1928: Richard Bentley, publisher (II): Letters to Richard Bentley from Sir John Murray: 1894-1922.ff. 3-208 passim Miss Julie Sutter, author: Richard Bentley, publis..., 1896 British Library
creatorOf Maugham, W. Somerset (William Somerset), 1874-1965. Letter, [19]05 Dec. 11 : Coverdale, Chislehurst [England] to W.M. Colles [London]. University of Michigan
referencedIn Joseph Halle Schaffner autograph collection, 1683-1948. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Collection, 1908-1926. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Gissing, George, 1857-1903. Correspondence and manuscripts, [ca. 1868-1903] Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
creatorOf William Morris Colles Papers, 1888-1928. Columbia University. Rare Book and Manuscript Library,
referencedIn Charles C. Nickerson collection of W. H. (William Hurrell) Mallock and other papers, ca. 1863-1971 (inclusive), ca. 1863-1908 and 1962-1971 (bulk). Houghton Library.
creatorOf Gissing, George, 1857-1903. Letter, 1895 January 22, Epsom, Eng., to William M. Colles. Dartmouth College Library
creatorOf Colles, William Morris, 1855-1926. William Morris Colles papers, 1888-1928. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
creatorOf Hardy, Thomas, 1840-1928. Card, 1909 Mar. 9 : Max Gate, Dorchester, to "Dear Mr. Colles." Bryn Mawr College, Mariam Coffin Canaday Library
referencedIn Banks, Elizabeth L., 1870-1938. [Letters to William Morris Colles], 1893-1903. The University of Tulsa, McFarlin Library
creatorOf Hardy, Thomas, 1840-1928. Thomas Hardy collection of papers, 1870-1964 bulk (1870-1928). New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Maugham, W. Somerset (William Somerset), 1874-1965. W. Somerset Maugham collection, 1897-1956. Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Maugham, W. Somerset (William Somerset), 1874-1965. W. Somerset Maugham collection, 1897-1956. Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Caine, Hall, Sir, 1853-1931. Autograph letter signed : Hawthorne, Keswick, to Morris Colles, 1893 Jan. 6. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Phillpotts, Eden, 1862-1960. Eden Phillpotts collection of papers, 1892-1939. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Macfall, Haldane, 1860-1928. Letters and cards, 1911-1926, London, to Morris Colles, London. Bryn Mawr College, Mariam Coffin Canaday Library
referencedIn Macfall, Haldane, 1860-1928. Letters, 1907-1909, London, to Grant Richards. Bryn Mawr College, Mariam Coffin Canaday Library
creatorOf Buchan, John, First Baron Tweedsmuir, 1875-1940. Papers, 1898-1958. Brown University, John Hay Library
referencedIn Eden Phillpotts collection of papers, 1892-1939 The New York Public Library. Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American Literature.
creatorOf Grand, Sarah. Sarah Grand letters to William Morris Colles, and others, 1895-1911. Pennsylvania State University Libraries
referencedIn Maurice Maeterlinck letters to William Morris Colles, 1921-1929. Harvard Theatre Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University.
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Place Name Admin Code Country
England
England--London
Subject
Authors and publishers--England
Literature publishing
Literature publishing--England
Copyright--England
Publishers and Publishing
English literature--20th century
Literary agents--Correspondence
English literature--19th century
Authors and publishers
Translations
Copyright
Books--Translations
Publishers and publishing--England
Occupation
Authors, English--20th century
Novelists, English--20th century
Women authors, English--20th century
Women novelists, English--19th century
Authors, English--19th century
Literary agents
Novelists, English--19th century
Literary agents--England--London--Correspondence
Women authors, English--19th century
Women novelists, English--20th century
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Birth 1855

Death 1926-10-11

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