Directors' Files, Records, 1899-1959.

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Constable (Firm). Directors' Files, Records, 1899-1959.

Directors' Files, Records, 1899-1959.

The archives of this important nineteenth and twentieth century British publisher is dominated by correspondence between the two principals, Otto Kyllmann and Michael Sadleir, and the stable of American and British writers under contract. The letters number over 10,000, along with corrected proofs, typescripts, legal documents, and financial records.

9.6 cubic ft. (24 boxes)

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Belloc, Hilaire, 1870-1953

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Franco-British writer. From the description of Letters : to Miss Penn, 1917 Nov. 24 and 1929 Mar. 15. (Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center (HRC); University of Texas at Austin). WorldCat record id: 122601939 English historian, essayist, poet and novelist born La Celle-Saint-Cloud, France July 27, 1870; died Guildford, England July 16, 1953. Belloc wrote biographies of Robespierre (1901) Marie Antoinette (1909) and numerous works on English political history. From 1920-19...

Runyon, Damon, 1880-1946

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Damon Runyon was born in Manhattan, Kansas, and did his first writing as a correspondent for the Hearst newspapers during World War I. Runyon became a well known American humorist and short story writer between the two wars. From the description of Constable Correspondence, 1936-1937. (Temple University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 122612709 List available. From the description of Letter to Ernest Costello, 1946 August 17. (University of Virginia). WorldCat re...

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]. (Oceanside Free Library). 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 [Letter...

Santayana, George, 1863-1952

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Poet, philosopher, and educator. From the description of George Santayana correspondence and poem, 1937-1951. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70981741 Santayana (A.B. 1886) taught philosophy at Harvard 1886-1912. From the description of The realm of matter : manuscript, [ca. 1930] (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 612860176 From the description of The judgment of Paris : or how the first-ten man chooses a club : manuscript, 1892 Oct. 28. (Harvard ...

Constable (Firm)

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The publisher, Constable & Company has its origins with Scottish publisher, Archibald Constable at the beginning of the nineteenth century. Constable founded the EDINBURGH REVIEW and gained notice as the publisher of Sir Walter Scott. Severe financial problems in 1826 caused the bankruptcy of Constable's publishing house. The Constable & Co. associated with these records had its origins in 1890 when Archibald's grandson turned over his interests to a nephew, H. A...

De la Mare, Walter, 1873-1956

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Walter De la Mare (1873-1956) was a British poet, novelist, short story writer, critic, essayist, anthologist, dramatist, and a prolific writer of children's poetry and fiction. From the description of Papers of Walter De la Mare, 1923-1956. (Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens). WorldCat record id: 122584933 Mégroz was the early biographer of de la Mare. From the description of Letter, c. 1923, to R.L. Mégroz. (Unknown). WorldCat record...

Guedalla, Philip, 1889-1944

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Philip Guedalla was born on 12 March 1889 in London. He received his education from Rugby School and Balliol College Oxford, where he became President of the Oxford Union in 1911. Between 1913 to 1923 Guedalla served as a Barrister at the Inner Temple, London. During the First World War, 1914-1918, he served as a legal adviser to the Contracts Department of the War Office and Ministry of Munitions. From 1917 to 1920 he organised and became secretary of the Flax Control Board. He stood for parlia...

Bottomley, Gordon, 1874-1948

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Gordon Bottomley was an English author, known primarily for his verse plays. Born in Yorkshire, he took a job as a bank clerk, but had to give it up due to a tubercular condition, which contributed to his comparatively quiet life. He was an accomplished poet, and devoted himself to reviving the art of verse drama, writing some thirty plays, almost all of them in verse. He remains a gifted and visionary Georgian author. Bottomley married painter Emily Burton, and their home, The Sheiling, was a p...

Farrell, James T. (James Thomas), 1904-1979

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James T. Farrell (1904-1979) was an Irish-American novelist, short story writer, journalist, travel writer, poet, and literary critic. Born and raised in Chicago, Illinois, he attended the University of Chicago and published his first short story in 1929. He is best known for his Studs Lonigan trilogy and for his A note on Literary Criticism, in which he described two types of the American Marxist character. From the guide to the James T. Farrell Collection, 1953-1961, (Special Colle...

Dos Passos, John, 1896-1970

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American novelist. From the description of One Man's Initiation, 1917, 1968-1969. (Cornell University Library). WorldCat record id: 63937079 American author, From the description of State of the nation [manuscript], 1944. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647807708 American author. From the description of Screenplay by John Dos Passos [manuscript], 1934 October 15. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647830975 F...

Royde-Smith, Naomi, 1875-1964

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Naomi Royde-Smith was born in Llanwrst, Wales, and moved to London as a child and was educated at a private school in Geneva, Switzerland. From 1904-1922 she worked at the WESTMINSTER GAZETTE, serving as its literary editor and drama critic. From 1924-1927 Royde-Smith worked as a drama critic for THE OUTLOOK. She published her first novel, "Tortoiseshell Cat," in 1925. Royde-Smith published another thirty-seven novels, as well as travel books, short stories, plays and biographies. Fr...

Murray, John Middleton, 1889-1957.

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Jameson, Margaret, -1829.

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Horgan, Paul, 1903-1995

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Horgan (1903-1995) was born in Buffalo, N.Y. and spent his youth in New Mexico. He attended the Eastman School of Music, 1923-26, where he studied voice and participated in operatic productions. After leaving the Eastman School he turned to a career in writing, publishing many fiction and non-fiction works, for which he won two Pulitzer prizes and a Bancroft Prize. From the description of Paul Horgan collection, 1923-1994, bulk 1931-1942. (University of Rochester, Eastman School of M...

Bartlett, Vernon, 1894-1983

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Charles Vernon Oldfield Bartlett was born on April 30 1894 at Westbury, Wiltshire and educated at Blundell's School, Tiverton. After being invalided out of the army during the First World War, he began his career as a journalist, joining the Daily Mail as a general reporter. In 1917 he joined the staff of Reuters, which later sent him to cover the Paris peace conference. Subsequently he became a foreign correspondent for The Times, and it was his experiences in reporting from post-w...

Nicolson, Harold, 1886-1968

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Epithet: writer and diplomatist British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000001083.0x00010c Sir Harold George Nicolson was born in Teheran and he spent his life in the diplomatic corps at posts in Berlin, Teheran, Constantinople, and Madrid. At the end of his diplomatic career Nicolson pursued a career in journalism and politics, during which time he served as a member of the National Liberal Party in Parliment. ...

Ellis, Havelock, 1859-1939

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British essayist, editor physician and psychologist. He studied human sexual behavior and his research for Man and Women (1894) led to his major work, the seven volume, Studies in the Psychology of Sex (1897-1928). His last writings were the essays on literature and art reprinted in Views and Reviews (1932). From the description of Havelock Ellis papers, 1871-1939 (inclusive). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 702166017 From the guide to the Havelock Ellis papers, 1871-1939, (M...

Field, Bradda, 1904-1957.

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Bradda Field was a British novelist who was born in Northampton in 1904 and whose most important works included "The Earthen Lot," "Grand Harbour," and "Miledi," later published by Greystone Press of New York as. "Bride of Glory." From the description of Constable Correspondence, 1927-1944. (Temple University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 122582508 ...

Keable, Robert, 1887-1927

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Aldington, Richard, 1892-1962

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Richard Aldington, British poet, novelist and essayist. From the description of Richard Aldington collection, 1918-1962. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 81650599 From the description of Richard Aldington collection, 1918-1962. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 702148171 Richard Aldington was born in Hampshire in 1882. Educated at Dover College and London University he founded the "Egotist journal "in 1913. He joined the British Army and served on the Western Front in 19...

Kyllmann, Otto

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Dominations and powers was first published in 1951, in London by Constable & Co., of which Kyllmann was senior partner. From the description of Report : on Santayana's Dominations and powers : typescript, 1951. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 612860743 George Santayana's The last puritan, was first published in 1935, in London by Constable & Co., of which Kyllmann was senior partner. From the description of Report : on Santayana's Last puritan :...

Hamnett, Nina, 1890-1956

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English author and artist associated with the Bloomsbury Group. From the description of Nina Hamnett letter, undated. (Washington State University). WorldCat record id: 68194765 English author and artist associated with Bloomsbury Group. From the description of Nina Hamnett papers, 1900-1953. (Washington State University). WorldCat record id: 29853049 Nina Hamnett was born February 14, 1890 in Tenby, South Wales. She attended the Royal Schoo...

Hamilton, Patrick, 1904 March 17-1962

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English playwright and novelist; b. Anthony Walter Patrick Hamilton. From the description of Patrick Hamilton collection, 1937-1939. (Boston University). WorldCat record id: 70922495 Patrick Hamilton, playwright. From the description of Rope's end: typescript, 1939. (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 122431845 From the description of Gas light: typescript, n.d. (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 144652479 British author a...

Dreiser, Theodore, 1871-1945

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Theodore Dreiser was an American literary naturalist and author of two of the most significant works of early twentieth-century American fiction, SISTER CARRIE (1900) and AN AMERICAN TRAGEDY (1925). From the description of The mercy of God : manuscript, [1900-1945?] / by Theodore Dreiser. (Peking University Library). WorldCat record id: 63051908 Editor and author. From the description of Theodore Dreiser papers, 1910-1930. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 71009534 ...

Smith, Logan Pearsall, 1865-1946

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Logan Pearsall Smith, the British essayist, was actually born in Millville, New Jersey into a family of Quakers. Smith studied in England,became a British resident, and spent his life writing about English writers. From the description of Constable Correspondence, 1917-1943. (Temple University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 122491162 American essayist. From the description of Autograph letters signed (2) : London, to Belle da Costa Greene, 1943 Aug. 14-1943 Aug....

Aubrey-Fletcher, Henry Lancelot, Sir, 1887-1969

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Marshall, Bruce, 1899-1987

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Bruce Marshall was born in Edinburgh and studied and practiced accounting while writing novels focused on the issues of international politicsand the role of the Church in the modern world. The tone of Marshall's. Work was primarily farcical. From the description of Constable Correspondence, 1944-1957. (Temple University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 122543307 ...