Scope and Contents
Title: Max Beerbohm Collection of Majl Ewing
Identifier/Call Number: MS.1969.005
William Andrews Clark Memorial Library
Language of Material:
5.0 Linear feet
Date (inclusive): 1896-1966, undated
Original artwork and prints created by (or related to) caricaturist, author and artist Max Beerbohm. The items in this collection
were a donation from the estate of UCLA Professor Majl Ewing.
Language of Materials:
Materials in English.
Collection is open for research.
Copyright has not been assigned to the William Andrews Clark Memorial Library, UCLA. All requests for permission to publish
or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Clark Librarian. Permission for publication is given on behalf
of the William Andrews Clark Memorial Library, UCLA as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply
permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained.
[Identification of item], Max Beerbohm Collection of Majl Ewing, MS.1969.005, William Andrews Clark Memorial Library, University
of California, Los Angeles.
This collection was compiled by Majl Ewing and donated to the Clark Library after his 1967 death.
This collection was physically processed by Derek Quezada in 2011 and the finding aid was written by Rebecca Fenning Marschall
in June 2012.
Max Beerbohm was born Henry Maximilian Beerbohm on August 24, 1872, the youngest son of Julius and Eliza Beerbohm. His older
half-brother was the actor and theater manager Herbert Beerbohm Tree. "Max" (as he was always known) was educated at Charterhouse
and Merton College, Oxford, where he met some of his dearest and most influential friends, including William Rothenberg, Oscar
Wilde, and Aubrey Beardsley, among others. He left Oxford in 1894 without a degree and around the same time, gained prominence
as an essayist and caricaturist. From 1898 to 1910, he was also the drama critic for the
Saturday Review. In 1910, he married American actress Florence Kahn and moved with her to Rapallo, Italy, where they would live the rest of
their lives (with travels home to Britain during both World Wars and for their respective work). Beerbohm died in 1956.
Scope and Contents
This collection contains original art and prints by or related to Max Beerbohm, dating from approximately 1890 to 1964, and
collected by UCLA English Professor Majl Ewing in the 1950s-1960s.
This collection is arranged in two series: Series I. Original work and prints by Max Beerbohm; Series II: Work by others and
Subjects and Indexing Terms
Conder, Charles Edward, 1868-1909
Rothenstein, William, 1872-1945
Drawings (visual works)--England--19th century