Hesketh Pearson Papers, 1789-2001 (bulk 1921-1964).

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Pearson, Hesketh, 1887-1964. Hesketh Pearson Papers, 1789-2001 (bulk 1921-1964).

Hesketh Pearson Papers, 1789-2001 (bulk 1921-1964).

The Hesketh Pearson Papers document the career and personal life of the biographer and author of short stories, dramatic works, and travel books through correspondence, manuscripts, proofs, photographs, clippings, diaries, and notebooks. The papers were formerly in the possession of biographer Michael Holroyd, who served as Pearson's literary executor and, after the death of Pearson's widow Joyce in 1975, his heir; consequently the collection also includes papers and correspondence generated by Holroyd in these capacities. The collection contains significant amounts of correspondence and research material concerning several of the subjects of Pearson's biographies: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, W.S. Gilbert, Frank Harris, Sir Walter Scott, Beerbohm Tree, and Oscar Wilde. Among the correspondents are A.P. Buckland-Plummer, Adrian Conan Doyle, Norman Charles Hunter, Hugh Kingsmill, Arthur Leonard Ross, Robert Sherard, and P.G. Wodehouse. More than 700 letters between Pearson and Kingsmill make up the bulk of the correspondence.

12 boxes, 1 bound v. (5 linear feet)

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