Bernard Shaw papers, 1878-1964.

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Shaw, Bernard, 1856-1950. Bernard Shaw papers, 1878-1964.

Bernard Shaw papers, 1878-1964.

Items related to George Bernard Shaw collected or received by Archibald Henderson (1877-1963), mathematics professor at the University of North Carolina, and other materials. Included is correspondence between Henderson and Shaw, his secretaries, and members of his family, largely relating to Henderson's biography of Shaw. Also included are letters and cards received from Shaw by Otto Kyllman of Constable & Co., London, publishers of Shaw's collected works, and carbon copies of the letters sent by Kyllman to Shaw. These letters, dated 1909-1950 (bulk 1929-1933), are concerned primarily with the business relations between the author and his publisher. Letters, 1891-1945 (photostatic copies), from Shaw to Sidney and Beatrice Potter Webb concern their common interest in the Fabian Society and socialism in theory and practice. Also included is correspondence, 1910-1950, between Shaw and Cyril Clemens. This consists largely of letters from Clemens to Shaw requesting permission to quote Shaw's work and to dedicate works to him, and soliciting his advice on publishing activities. Letters, 1888-1907 (copies), from Shaw to British publisher Thomas Fisher Unwin (1848-1935), concern publishing possibilities for his own work and that of others. Letters, 1896-1928, from Shaw to British actress Margaret Halstan (1879-1967) deal with the production of Shaw's plays in which Halstan appeared, offering advice on acting and making comments on the British theatrical scene. Letters from Shaw to Louis Calvert, Shavian actor and director, concern productions of "Major Barbara." There is a small amount of other correspondence and compositions by Shaw as well as prints and photographs of Shaw and other subjects.

About 5000 items (5.5 linear feet).

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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...

Webb, Sidney, 1859-1947

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British socialist and economist. He and his wife, Beatrice, were early members of the Fabian Society. From the description of [Letter, 19]29 Feb. 9, Passfield Corner, Liphook, Hants. [to] Esther Lowenthal / Sidney Webb. (Smith College). WorldCat record id: 464289622 Author and activist Sidney Webb, along with his wife Beatrice, was an influential force for social reform in Great Britain. A brilliant student, he earned a law degree and held political aspirations. He was won o...

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...

Unwin, T. Fisher Thomas Fisher 1848-1935

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English publisher. From the description of Autograph letter signed : London, to Alfred Hunt, 1878 Apr. 26. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 771068056 ...

Webb, Beatrice, 1858-1943

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Beatrice Webb (1858-1943), nee Potter, social reformer and diarist. Married to Sidney Webb, pioneers of social science. She was involved in many spheres of political and social activity including the Labour Party, Fabianism, social observation, investigations into poverty, development of socialism, the foundation of the National Health Service and post war welfare state, the London School of Economics, and the New Statesman . From the guide to the Beatrice Webb, A summer holiday in S...

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 :...

Fabian Society (Great Britain)

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In October 1883 Edith Nesbit (1858-1924) and Hubert Bland (1855-1914) decided to form a socialist debating group with their Quaker friend Edward Pease (1857-1955). They were also joined by Havelock Ellis (1859-1939) and Frank Podmore (1856-1910). In January 1884 they decided to call themselves the Fabian Society. Hubert Bland chaired the first meeting and was elected treasurer. By March 1884 the group had twenty members. However, over the next couple of years the group increased in size and incl...

Henderson, Archibald, 1877-1963

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Archibald Henderson was an author and University of North Carolina professor of mathematics. From the guide to the Archibald Henderson Papers Relating to Family History, 1891-1964, (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Library. Southern Historical Collection.) Mathematician, historian, and author. From the description of Archibald Henderson : miscellaneous papers, 1920-1922. (Filson Historical Society, The). WorldCat record id: 49242271 From the ...

Calvert, Louis, 1859-1923

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Halstan, Margaret, 1879-1967

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Clemens, Cyril, 1902-1999

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Cyril Clemens (1902- ) was editor of the Mark Twain Journal and president of an international Mark Twain society. Clemens was a native of St. Louis, Mo.; son of James R. and Katherine Boland Clemens; and a kinsman of Samuel L. Clemens. From the guide to the Cyril Clemens Papers, ., 1936-1976, (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Library. Southern Historical Collection.) Cyril Clemens, born in St. Louis on July 14, 1902, died in Kirkwood on May 16, 1999. Distant cous...