Collection, 1884-1931.


Collection, 1884-1931.

Collection: autograph poems, 1884: "The Ambitious One" and "The Devil;" three items of ephemera, 1889, pertaining to the Central Democratic Club, including one with annotations by Shaw; revised page proofs, 1908, for a preface to the Fabian edition of Common Sense of Municipal Trading (Shaw's corrections appear as inserted by his secretary); autograph note, 1910, concerning the title of a lecture ("Socialism and the Political Situation"); shorthand draft, 1913, of "Beauty's Duty" (5 p.); copy of a message, 1914, sent to Paul Reynolds, Shaw's American agent, which pertains to publication of "Common Sense about the War," together with three notes (one a post card to his secretary), 1915 or 1916 and 1919, about other items to be communicated to Reynolds; typescript, 1917, of "Fabianism and the War," with corrections in Shaw's hand (13 p.); autograph note, 1923, to an unknown recipient concerning accomodations; holograph draft (3 p.), typescript with holograph corrections (2 p.) and proof with holograph corrections and changes (1 p.) for a (broadside?) announcement of Shaw's 1924 lecture "Some Observations from Experience;" and a typed note, 1931, to F.W. Galton alluding to Shaw's thoughts on "The Rationalization of Russia."

15 envelopes.


SNAC Resource ID: 6728244

Rutgers University

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