Sadleir, Michael, 1888-1957

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English author and publisher.

From the description of Letters to Seumas O'Sullivan, 1951. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122384047

Author, publisher, and bibliographer.

From the description of Michael Sadleir papers, 1797-1958 [manuscript]. WorldCat record id: 26660998

Sadleir was a British novelist, bibliographer, and book collector, best known for his collection of Victorian fiction.

From the description of [Letters] / Michael Sadleir. [1934-1937] (Smith College). WorldCat record id: 352918558

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From the description of Letters, 1956-1957. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122397889

Michael Sadleir (1888-1957) was an English novelist, biographer, and prominent bibliographer of nineteenth-century fiction.

From the description of Michael Sadleir papers, 1915-1970. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 367784468

Sadleir was born on Dec. 25, 1888 in Oxford, England; his father was Sir Michael Sadler, Master of University College, Oxford (whose library on education UCLA acquired in 1948); the younger Michael changed the spelling of his name to avoid being confused with his father; attended Balliol College, Oxford; worked in the War Intelligence Dept. during World War I; in 1919 he was a member of the British delegation to the Versailles Peace Conference, and for a brief period, was a member of the Secretariat of the League of Nations; became a collector of first editions of Victorian fiction, a publisher with Constable, and an author; publications include Fanny by gaslight (1940); he died in Dec. 1957 in London.

From the description of Papers, ca. 1680-1953. (University of California, Los Angeles). WorldCat record id: 41069618

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From the description of Letters, 1944-1946. (Indiana University). WorldCat record id: 47778383

Michael Sadleir (1888-1957) was an English novelist, biographer, and prominent bibliographer of nineteenth-century fiction.

Michael Sadleir was born December 25, 1888 at Oxford, England. He was born Michael Sadler but changed his name to Sadleir when one of his novels was wrongly attributed to his father, who was also named Michael Sadler. He attended Rugby and Balliol College, Oxford and then joined Constable and Company, a publishing house. Michael Sadleir is best known for his work as a book collector and bibliographer. He focused on nineteenth-century fiction and was the authority on the work of Anthony Trollope. Though he wrote biographical and bibliographical works on select nineteenth-century authors, his most recognized work, XIX Century Fiction, is an account of his collecting days and a catalog of his personal collection. He sold this collection to the University of California, Los Angeles in 1951. Michael Sadleir died December 15, 1957.

From the guide to the Michael Sadleir papers, 1915-1970, (L. Tom Perry Special Collections)

Michael Sadleir, author, publisher, and bibliographer, was born on Christmas Day 1888 in Oxford, England, to Sir Michael Ernest Sadler and Mary Ann Harvey Sadler. His father was an educator, author, and art collector, and his mother was a wealthy Yorkshire heiress. An only child, Sadleir was deeply devoted to his parents. Early in life, he adopted the name Sadleir, an older spelling of Sadler, to avoid confusion with his similarly named father.

Sadleir was educated at Rugby and at Balliol College, Oxford. In 1912, while he was still at Oxford, Sadleir completed his first major work, The Political Career of Richard Brinsley Sheridan, which won the Stanhope essay prize. In the same year, he secured a position with the publishing firm of Constable and Company, Ltd. By 1920, Sadleir was chairman of the company.

In 1913, Constable sent Sadleir to the United States for training with Houghton Mifflin, a publishing company in Boston. He married Edith Tupper Carey, when he returned to England in 1914. They had three children--Michael Thomas Carey, Richard, and Ann. Both sons fought in World War II; Michael Thomas Carey was killed in action in 1942.

Sadleir's first novel, Hyssop, was published in 1915. His other novels include The Anchor (1918), Privilege (1921), These Foolish Things (1937), and Forlorn Sunset (1947). The most successful of Sadleir's novels was Fanny By Gaslight (1940).

During World War I, Sadleir worked for the War Intelligence Department, and, at the conclusion of the war, was sent to the peace conference as a member of the British delegation. After the war, he served on the Secretariat of the League of Nations and helped to organize the League's Department of Publishing and Printing. After the war, Sadleir returned to Constable and Company, and continued to work there throughout his life.

Sadleir was a prolific writer. In addition to novels, he wrote numerous articles, reviews, introductions, and pamphlets. He was also active in biography and bibliography. His work in these fields includes Excursions in Victorian Bibliography (1922); Daumier (1924); Trollope--A Retrospect (1927); Trollope--A Bibliography (1928); Evolution of Publishers' Binding Styles, 1700-1900 (1930); Bulwer and His Wife, 1803-1836 (1931); and Blessington-D'Orsay : A Masquerade (1933).

Sadleir is probably best known for his contributions to bibliography. In 1937, he was the Sandars Reader in Bibliography at Cambridge University and president of the Bibliographical Society (Great Britain) from 1944 to 1945. He was particularly interested in bibliographic studies of lesser-known nineteenth-century authors, and amassed a huge collection of the works of these authors. Nineteenth Century Fiction, a massive, two-volume catalog published in 1951, is considered to be Sadleir's bibliographic masterwork. His exacting standards for bibliography, which are reflected in this work, have had a lasting impact on modern bibliography and book collecting.

Michael Sadleir died 15 December 1957 in England.

James Sadler m. Elizabeth Barnes (Sudbury, Derbyshire, 1738)

James Sadler (d. 1800) of Snalston m. Frances Ferrebee

Joseph m. Elizabeth Bowman

Michael Thomas (surgeon of Barnsley) m. Susanna Mawer

Michael Thomas (M.D. of Barnsley) m. Annie Eliza Adams

Michael Ernest m. Mary Ann Harvey

Michael (Sadleir) m. Edith Tupper Carey

Michael Thomas Carey

Richard m. Patricia Sanderson

Anne m. Miles Hornsby

Michael Thomas (Leeds M.P) m. Ann Fenton

Michael Ferrebee m. Maria Tidd-Pratt

Emily (Bay)

From the guide to the Michael Sadleir Papers, 1797-1958, (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Library. Rare Book Literary and Historical Papers.)

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creatorOf Sadleir, Michael, 1888-1957. Letters to Seumas O'Sullivan, 1951. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
creatorOf Murry, John Middleton, 1889-1957. John Middleton Murry collection of papers, [1911?]-1962. New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Murry, John Middleton, 1889-1957. Constable Correspondence, 1916-1956. Temple University Libraries, Paley Library
referencedIn Aubrey-Fletcher, Henry Lancelot, Sir, 1887-1969. Constable Correspondence, 1926-1938. Temple University Libraries, Paley Library
referencedIn Richard Harris Barham collection of papers, 1798?]-1930, 1827?-1845 The New York Public Library. Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American Literature.
referencedIn Jameson, Storm, 1891-1986. Letter [19]22 Mar. 27, Whitby [Eng.] to Mr. Shorter [n.p.] University of Michigan
referencedIn Houghton Mifflin Company contracts, 1831-1979 (inclusive) 1880-1940 (bulk). Houghton Library
referencedIn Mansfield, Katherine, 1888-1923. Katherine Mansfield collection 1907-1978. The University of Tulsa, McFarlin Library
creatorOf Sadleir, Michael, 1888-1957. Autograph letter signed : Windsor, Berks., to Robert K. Black, 1955 Apr. 18. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Ingoldsby, Thomas, 1788-1845. Richard Harris Barham collection of papers, [1798?]-1930 bulk ([1827?]-1845). New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Hamilton, Patrick, 1904 Mar. 17-1962. Patrick Hamilton Collection 1915-1984 (bulk 1925-1969). Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center
creatorOf Curle, Richard, 1883-1968. Letters, 1901-1966. Indiana University
referencedIn Guedalla, Philip, 1889-1944. Constable Correspondence, 1914-1939. Temple University Libraries, Paley Library
referencedIn M.T.H. Sadleir Manuscript, [1927?] Bodleian Library, University of Oxford
referencedIn John Middleton Murry collection of papers, 1911?]-1962 The New York Public Library. Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American Literature.
creatorOf Sadleir, Michael, 1888-1957. Letters, 1944-1946. Indiana University
referencedIn Nicolson, Harold George, Sir, 1886-1968. Constable Correspondence, 1920-1960. Temple University Libraries, Paley Library
referencedIn Bottomley, Gordon, 1874-1948. Constable Correspondence, 1918-1929. Temple University Libraries, Paley Library
creatorOf Michael Sadleir papers, 1915-1970 L. Tom Perry Special Collections19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts
creatorOf Trollope, Anthony, 1815-1882. Travel diaries, 1841-1871. Princeton University Library
referencedIn Royde-Smith, Naomi. Constable Correspondence, 1922-1928. Temple University Libraries, Paley Library
referencedIn Maria Edgeworth collection, 1791-1940 Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Dos Passos, John, 1896-1970. Constable Correspondence, 1926-1942. Temple University Libraries, Paley Library
referencedIn Farrell, James T. (James Thomas), 1904-1979. Constable Correspondence, 1935-1946. Temple University Libraries, Paley Library
referencedIn Kandinsky, Wassily, 1866-1944. Wassily Kandinsky papers, 1911-1940 (bulk 1921-1937). Getty Research Institute
creatorOf SOCIETY OF AUTHORS ARCHIVE. Vol. CCXXIII (ff. 182). 1. ff. 1-87. Rafael Sabatini; 1921-1945. 2. ff. 88-182. Michael Sadleir; 1921-1945.includes:ff. 1-87 Rafael Sabatini, author and dramatist: Correspondence with the Society of Authors of and rel. t..., 1921-1945 British Library
referencedIn Schnitzler, Arthur, 1862-1931. Constable Correspondence, 1929-1954. Temple University Libraries, Paley Library
creatorOf Sadleir, Michael, 1888-1957. [Letters] / Michael Sadleir. Smith College, Neilson Library
referencedIn Runyon, Damon, 1880-1946. Constable Correspondence, 1936-1937. Temple University Libraries, Paley Library
referencedIn Parrish, Morris Longstreth, 1867-1944,. Morris L. Parrish collection of Victorian novelists, 1806-1958 (bulk 1830s-1930s). Princeton University Library
creatorOf Correspondence relating to the announcement in the press of proposals to publish correspondence of Bernard Shaw by Constable and Co. The announcement produced a large number of replies, those from well-known persons and those including the text of le..., 1951-1952 British Library
creatorOf Sadleir, Michael, 1888-1957,. [Service medals for the Battle of the Atlantic : awarded posthumously to Temporary Lieutenant Michael Thomas Carey Sadler, RNVR] University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
referencedIn Bartlett, Vernon, 1894-1983. Constable Correspondence, 1925-1928. Temple University Libraries, Paley Library
referencedIn Vol. XLIV (ff. 77). Correspondence, notes, transcripts, draft articles, etc., of Meyerstein, relating to Marryat; followed (ff. 56-77) by miscellaneous correspondence of Meyerstein and drafts of his poems; 1931-1950.includes:f. 1 Reginald B. Ward, ..., 1931-1950 British Library
creatorOf Fraser, Claud Lovat, 1890-1921. Autograph letter signed : 45 Roland Gardens, S.W. London, 1913 Dec. 19. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Max Reinhardt papers, 1899-2006 British Library: Western Manuscripts
creatorOf Constable (firm). Correspondence with Theodore Dreiser and Donald Elder, 1920-1947, n.d. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
referencedIn Hamilton, Patrick, 1904 Mar. 17-1962. Constable Correspondence, 1926-1956. Temple University Libraries, Paley Library
referencedIn Edgeworth, Maria, 1767-1849. Maria Edgeworth collection, 1791-1940. Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Sadleir, Michael, 1888-1957. Papers, ca. 1680-1953. University of California, Los Angeles
creatorOf Drabble, Margaret, 1939-. Letters of English authors, 1840-1977. Haverford College Library
creatorOf Sadleir, Michael, 1888-1957. Papers, 1915-1970. Harold B. Lee Library
referencedIn Aldington, Richard, 1892-1962. Constable Correspondence, 1915-1930. Temple University Libraries, Paley Library
referencedIn Horgan, Paul, 1903-1995. Constable Correspondence, 1935-1945. Temple University Libraries, Paley Library
referencedIn Patrick Hamilton Collection None., 1915-1984, (bulk 1925-1969) Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center
creatorOf Constable (Firm). Directors' Files, Records, 1899-1959. Temple University Libraries, Paley Library
creatorOf Two Letters from Michael Sadleir to T. J. Wise, the earlier (f. 103) discussing the bibliography of Francis Cermaud, The Tears of Sensibility, 1773, translated by J. Murdock, the later asking to be allowed to visit the Ashley Library; 3 Jan. 1928, 11..., 1928-1930 British Library
referencedIn Wassily Kandinsky papers, 1911-1940, 1921-1937 Getty Research Institute
referencedIn Edgeworth, Maria, 1767-1849. Maria Edgeworth collection, 1791-1940. Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf CECIL OF CHELWOOD PAPERS. Vol. CXXIII (ff. 314). Miscellaneous correspondence relating to Cecil's writings, speeches, etc.; 1912-1945.includes:f. 1 Graeme M. Paterson: Letter to Lord Cecil from Graeme M. Paterson: 1912: Signed.ff. 2, 114-117, 134 ..., 1912-1945 British Library
referencedIn BIRRELL AND GARNETT ACCOUNT BOOKS. Vol. III (ff. i+202). Accounts with individuals, libraries, firms, etc., for books sold; 6 May 1927-3 July 1939. Alphabetically arranged, for the most part. Followed by indexes to 'Sundries' not in the present volum... British Library
referencedIn MacLehose, James. Constable Correspondence, 1928-1933. Temple University Libraries, Paley Library
creatorOf Sadleir, Michael, 1888-1957. Letters, 1956-1957. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
creatorOf Letter from Michael Sadleir to T. J. Wise concerned with the obtaining by Wise of a copy of the first edition of Joseph Conrad's Chance; 23 Sept. 1924. [Ashley Library Catalogue, viii, p. 118]includes:f. 105 Michael Thomas Harvey Sadleir, author an... British Library
referencedIn Marshall, Bruce, 1899-1987. Constable Correspondence, 1944-1957. Temple University Libraries, Paley Library
creatorOf COCKERELL PAPERS. Vol. CXXX (ff. 324). Sa-Sha.includes:f. 1 Margaret Sackville, author; daughter of Reginald, 7th Earl de la Warr: Letter to S. C. Cockerell: 1947.ff. 2-13b Margaret Sackville, author; daughter of Reginald, 7th Earl de la Warr: Po... British Library
creatorOf Sadleir, Michael, 1888-1957. Michael Sadleir papers, 1915-1970. Harold B. Lee Library
referencedIn Jameson, Margaret. Constable Correspondence, 1918-1943. Temple University Libraries, Paley Library
creatorOf Sadleir, Michael, 1888-1957. Michael Sadleir papers, 1797-1958 [manuscript]. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
creatorOf Michael Sadleir Papers, 1797-1958 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Library. Rare Book Literary and Historical Papers.
referencedIn Keable, Robert, 1887-1927. Constable Correspondence, 1921-1939. Temple University Libraries, Paley Library
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associatedWith Arlott, John. person
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associatedWith Bottomley, Gordon, 1874-1948. person
associatedWith Constable (Firm) corporateBody
associatedWith Curle, Richard, 1883-1968. person
associatedWith De la Mare, Walter, 1873-1956. person
associatedWith Dos Passos, John, 1896-1970. person
associatedWith Dublin Magazine. corporateBody
associatedWith Edgeworth, Maria, 1767-1849. person
associatedWith Farrell, James T. (James Thomas), 1904-1979. person
associatedWith Fraser, Claud Lovat, 1890-1921. person
associatedWith Guedalla, Philip, 1889-1944. person
associatedWith Hamilton, Patrick, 1904 Mar. 17-1962 person
associatedWith Horgan, Paul, 1903-1995. person
associatedWith Houghton Mifflin Company. corporateBody
associatedWith Ingoldsby, Thomas, 1788-1845 person
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associatedWith Jameson, Margaret. person
associatedWith Jameson, Storm, 1891-1986. person
correspondedWith Kandinsky, Wassily, 1866-1944. person
associatedWith Keable, Robert, 1887-1927. person
associatedWith Lawrence, D. H. (David Herbert), 1885-1930. person
associatedWith Lytton, Edward Bulwer Lytton, Baron, 1803-1873. person
associatedWith MacLehose, James. person
correspondedWith Mansfield, Katherine, 1888-1923. person
associatedWith Marshall, Bruce, 1899-1987. person
associatedWith Meredith, Daisy Elliot, person
associatedWith Meredith, George, 1828-1909 person
associatedWith Milton, John, 1608-1674 person
associatedWith Morinni, Clare de, person
associatedWith Murry, John Middleton, 1889-1957. person
associatedWith Newnham, Anthony. person
associatedWith Nicolson, Harold George, Sir, 1886-1968. person
associatedWith O'Sullivan, Seumas, 1879-1958. person
correspondedWith Parrish, Morris Longstreth, 1867-1944, person
associatedWith Ray, Gordon Norton, 1915- person
associatedWith Royde-Smith, Naomi. person
associatedWith Runyon, Damon, 1880-1946. person
associatedWith Sackville-West, V. (Victoria), 1892-1962. person
associatedWith Sadleir, Richard. person
associatedWith Sadler, Michael, Sir, 1861-1943. person
associatedWith Sadler, Michael Thomas, 1780-1835. person
associatedWith Sadler, Michael Thomas Carey, 1916-1942. person
associatedWith Sayers, Dorothy L. (Dorothy Leigh), 1893-1957. person
associatedWith Schnitzler, Arthur, 1862-1931. person
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