George Bernard Shaw Collection, 1757-1963 (bulk 1875-1950).

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Shaw, Bernard, 1856-1950. George Bernard Shaw Collection, 1757-1963 (bulk 1875-1950).

George Bernard Shaw Collection, 1757-1963 (bulk 1875-1950).

Manuscripts of working and final versions of plays and essays, correspondence, financial records, and legal agreements are all represented in the George Bernard Shaw collection, 1757-1963 (bulk 1875-1950). Diaries, scrapbooks, materials accumulated by Shaw's wife, and drafts of articles and books written about Shaw are also present. The Works Series contains material by Shaw in a variety of formats, including holograph drafts, typescripts, galley and page proofs, filmscripts, pamphlets, articles, poems, lectures, prefaces, and reviews. The Center holds a large number of Shaw's plays in versions varying from drafts and fragments to rehearsal and directors' prompt copies. Three novels are also represented in the collection. The Correspondence Series contains letters to and from Shaw, and between people associated with Shaw. Many of the letters to Shaw are from admirers, fundraising agencies, publishers, theaters, and friends, including Charles Charrington, Harley Granville-Barker, Archibald Henderson, Roy Limbert, Margaret Mackworth, Lucy Shaw, Sidney Webb, and others. The Personal Papers Series contains a series of agreements with publishers and producers, notes for and translations of a number of plays, as well as diaries, scrapbooks, and incidental notes and lists created by Shaw or with his collaboration. Financial records and additional legal documents are also included here. The Charlotte Shaw Personal Papers and Household Records Series contains a few notes and lists created by Shaw's wife and a small number of letters written by her, as well as a great deal of business correspondence sent to her by various contractors and publishers and well as a few personal letters from friends and acquaintances. The Third-Party Works, Legal Documents, and Financial Records Series is made up of notes, drafts, and proofs of essays, interviews, biographies, and plays written about Shaw or sent to him with requests for review or comment. Many items have short notes written by Shaw on the manuscripts. Also of interest are a series of Irish legal documents from as early as 1757, written by members of the Townshend family.

80 boxes (33.3 linear feet), 1 oversize box, 13 galley folders, 10 flat files, and 1 bound volume.

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Shaw, Bernard, 1856-1950

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Born in Dublin, Ireland, on July 26, 1856, George Bernard Shaw was the only son and third and youngest child of George Carr and Lucinda Elizabeth Gurly Shaw. Though descended from landed Irish gentry, Shaw's father was unable to sustain any more than a facade of gentility. Shaw's official education consisted of being tutored by an uncle and briefly attending Protestant and Catholic day schools. At fifteen Shaw began working as a bookkeeper in a land agent's office which required him t...

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Forbes-Robertson, Johnston, Sir, 1853-1937

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Salt, Henry S., 1851-1939

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Percy, Esmé, 1887-1957

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Shaw, Charlotte Frances Payne-Townshend.

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Rehan, Ada, 1857-1916

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Shaw, Lucy Carr, 1853-1920

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