Guide to the Rom Landau Collection

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Guide to the Rom Landau Collection, 1899-1965

Collection number: Mss 63

Department of Special Collections, Davidson Library, University of California, Santa Barbara

Contact Information:

  • Department of Special Collections
  • Davidson Library
  • University of California, Santa Barbara
  • Santa Barbara, CA 93106
  • Phone: (805) 893-3062
  • Fax: (805) 893-5749
  • Email: special@library.ucsb.edu
  • URL: http://www.library.ucsb.edu/speccoll/speccoll.html
    Processed by:
    Special Collections staff
    Date Completed:
    06 August 2001
    Encoded by:
    David C. Gartrell
© 2001 Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Rom Landau Collection,
Date (inclusive): 1899-1965
Collection Number: Mss 63
Creator: Landau, Rom, 1899-
Extent: ca. .4 linear feet (1 box)
Repository: University of California, Santa Barbara. Library. Department of Special Collections
Santa Barbara, California 93106-9010
Physical Location: Annex.
Language: English.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

None.

Publication Rights

Copyright has not been assigned to the Department of Special Collections, UCSB. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of Special Collections. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Department of Special Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which also must be obtained.

Preferred Citation

Rom Landau Collection. Mss 63. Department of Special Collections, Davidson Library, University of California, Santa Barbara.

Acquisition Information

Purchase, 1967.

Romauld (Rom) Landau was born in England, October 17, 1899. He was a sculptor, author, educator (including University of the Pacific, Stockton, CA), foreign service officer, and specialist on Arab and Islamic culture. His particular area of interest was Morocco, and he authored numerous works about Morocco, mainly in the 1950s and 1960s. He also was an art critic and book reviewer for several newspapers and periodicals, including The Spectator. Landau died in 1974.

Scope and Content of Collection

The collection primarily contains correspondence laid in books of Landau's, which were purchased by UCSB in 1967.
There are three series in the collection: Correspondence to Rom Landau, Correspondence to The Spectator, and Ephemera.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
Landau, Romauld (Rom) -- Archives.
Authors, English.
Correspondence.
Photographs.
Eliot, T.S. (Thomas Stearns), 1888-1965.
Forster, E.M. (Edward Morgan), 1879-1970.
Shaw, George Bernard, 1856-1950.
Woolf, Virginia, 1882-1941.

Related Collections

Rom Landau Middle East Collection (66.8 linear feet), 1840-1970, at the Holt-Atherton Department of Special Collections, University of the Pacific Library.
Rom Landau Papers (11.5 linear feet), 1927-1979, at the George Arents Research Library for Special Collections, Syracuse University.

Collection Contents

 

Series 1.  Correspondence to Rom Landau

Scope and Content Note

Correspondents include Elisabeth Bowen, Noel Coward, Robert Anthony Eden, T. S. Eliot, E. M. Forster, John Galsworthy, John Maynard Keynes, Cecil Day Lewis, Eleanor Roosevelt, George Bernard Shaw, Stephen Spender, Adali Stevenson, Arnold Toynbee, Hugh Walpole, Ganna Walska, Rebecca West, and Virginia Woolf. Much of the correspondence consists of letters of appreciation for books sent by Landau, but some is more substantive and relates to literary and contemporary political issues.
Box 1: 1

Adeane, Michael Edward - 1 TSS, 1951

Box 1: 2

Agg-Gardner, James Tynte - 5 ALS, 1 ANS, 2 envelopes, 1927 - 1928

Box 1: 3

Alexander, I. J. - 1 TLS, 1961

Box 1: 4

Aubray, Therese - 1 ANS, n.d.

Box 1: 5

Bowen, Elisabeth Dorothea Cole - 1 TLS, 1939

Box 1: 6

Butler, Richard Austen - 3 TLS, 1941 - 1943

Box 1: 7

Coward, Noel - 1 ALS, 1935

Box 1: 8

Cripps, Richard Stafford - 1 TLS, 1938

Box 1: 9

Dunne, John William - 2 ALS, 1939

Box 1: 10

Ebori, William - 1 TLS, 1 ALS, 1939

Box 1: 11

Eddington, Arthur Stanley, 1 ALS, n.d.

Box 1: 12

Eden, Robert Anthony, 1 ALS, 2 TLS, 1938 - 1951

Box 1: 13

Eliot, T. S. - 2 TLS, 1945 - 1948

Box 1: 14

Finletter, Thomas Knight - 1 TLS, 1952

Box 1: 15

Forster, E. M. - 3 ALS, 1 ANS, 1939 - 1949

Box 1: 16

Galsworthy, John - 1 TLS (form letter for the P.E.N. Club), n.d.

Box 1: 17

George II, King of Greece - 1 ALS, 1937

Box 1: 18

Hore-Belisha, Leslie -1 TLS, 1938

Box 1: 19

Huxley, Aldous Leonard - 1 ALS, 1953

Box 1: 20

Kemp, Emily Georgiana - 1 AN, 1936

Box 1: 21

Keynes, John Maynard - 1 ANS, 1938

Box 1: 22

Keyserling, Hermann Alexander - 11 ALS, 4 ANS, 8 TLS, 1935 - 1937

Box 1: 23

Krishnamurti, J. - 2 TLS, 1935

Box 1: 24

Lewis, Cecil Day - 2 TLS, ca. 1939

Box 1: 25

Leyburn, Dorothy - 1 TLS, 1965

Box 1: 26

Locke, Alain - 2 ALS, 1931

Box 1: 27

Macauley, Rose - 1 ANS, 1935

Box 1: 28

Maxton, James - 1 TLS, 1939

Box 1: 29

Morgan, Charles Langbridge - 1 TLS, 1938

Box 1: 30

Morizot, Maria - 1 ALS, 1935

Box 1: 31

Mosley, Oswald Ernald - 2 TLS, 1938 - 1939

Box 1: 32

Nicolson, Harold - 1 TLS, 1951

Box 1: 33

Ouspensky, P. - 1 ALS, 1935

Box 1: 34

Palamas, Kostes - 1 TDS, 1 TD, n.d.

Box 1: 35

Priestley, John Boynton - 2 TLS, 1939

Box 1: 36

Roosevelt, Eleanor - 3 TLS, 2 envelopes, 1952 - 1954

Box 1: 37

Rowan, Thomas Leslie - 1 TLS, 1941

Box 1: 38

Shaw, Charles F. - 2 ALS, 1936

Box 1: 39

Shaw, George Bernard - 6 ANS, 1946 - 1949

Box 1: 40

Spender, Stephen - 1 TLS, 1939

Box 1: 41

Stevenson, Adlai Ewing - 1 TLS, 1957

Box 1: 42

Strachey, Giles Lytton - 1 ALS, 1930

Box 1: 43

Teape, W. M. - 1 ANS, 1937

Box 1: 44

Toynbee, Arnold Joseph - 1 TLS, 1951

Box 1: 45

Vansittart, Robert Gilbert - 6 TLS, 1941 - 1951

Box 1: 46

Walpole, Hugh Seymour - 1 ALS, 1938

Box 1: 47

Walska, Ganna - 2 TLS, 1954

Box 1: 48

West, Rebecca - 1 TLS, 1939

Box 1: 49

Woolf, Virginia - 1 TLS, 1938

Box 1: 50

Younghusband, Francis Edward - 3 ALS, 1938

Box 1: 51

Miscellany - 4 TLS, 1 AN, 7 TLS, 1 TDS, 1924 - 1963

 

Series 2.  Correspondence to The Spectator

Scope and Content Note

Mainly letters to R. A. Mackay.
Box 1: 52

Benson, Edward Frederick - 1 ALS, n.d.

Box 1: 53

Corker, Thomas Martin - 1 ALS, n.d.

Box 1: 54

Drinkwater, John - 1 AN, 1929

Box 1: 55

Graves, Charles Larcom - 1 ALS, 1907

Box 1: 56

Long, Gabrielle Margaret Vere - 1 TLS, 1927

Box 1: 57

Maxwell, Herbert Eustace - 1 ALS, n.d.

Box 1: 58

Murry, John Middletown - 1 TLS, n.d.

Box 1: 59

Noyes, Alfred - 4 ALS, 1929

Box 1: 60

Parker, Eric - 1 ALS, 1922

Box 1: 61

Quiller-Couch, Arthur Thomas - 1 ALS, 1910

Box 1: 62

Shorter, Clement King - 1 ALS, 1909

Box 1: 63

Spencer, Herbert - 1 TLS, 1899

Box 1: 64

White, James William - 1 ALS, 1915

Box 1: 65

Zangwill, Israel - 1 ALS, 1912

Box 1: 66

Miscellany - 6 ALS, 1907 - 1924

 

Series 3.  Ephemera

Box 1: 67

Review of A Nation of Lions, Chained, by Mohammad T. Mehdi, ca. 1962

Box 1: 68

Miscellany (including postcards and photographs, one of a window exhibit in Rabat, Morocco, featuring Landau), n.d.