Guide to the Raymond Toole-Stott / W. Somerset Maugham Collection

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Guide to the Raymond Toole-Stott / W. Somerset Maugham Collection, 1904-1974

Collection number: Mss 143

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:
    D. Tambo
    Date Completed:
    23 August 2001
    Encoded by:
    David C. Gartrell
© 2001 Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Raymond Toole-Stott / W. Somerset Maugham Collection,
Date (inclusive): 1904-1974
Collection Number: Mss 143
Creator: Toole-Stott, Raymond
Extent: 3.4 linear feet (6 boxes and 1 oversize box)
Repository: University of California, Santa Barbara. Library. Department of Special Collections
Santa Barbara, California 93106-9010
Physical Location: Del Sur (Boxes 1-6) and Del Sur Oversize (Box 7).
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

Raymond Toole-Stott / W. Somerset Maugham Collection. Mss 143. Department of Special Collections, Davidson Library, University of California, Santa Barbara.

Acquisition Information

Purchase, 1968, with subsequent donations and purchases to ca. 1984.

Raymond Toole-Stott (1910-1982) was a British author, journalist, civil servant, and bibliographer of circuses and W. Somerset Maugham. He was author of Maughamiana, the Writings of W. Somerset Maugham: Being a Handlist of Works by William Somerset Maugham and of His Contributions to Certain Selected Periodicals... (Garden City, N.Y.: Doubleday, 1950) [Spec PR6025.A86 Z99 1950], The Writings of William Somerset Maugham, a Bibliography (London: Sole distributors: B. Rota, 1956) [Spec PR6025.A86 Z99 1956], and A Bibliography of the Works of W. Somerset Maugham (London: Kaye & Ward <1973>) [Spec PR6025.A86 Z99 1973]. He also was author of several works on the circus, including the multi-volume Circus and Allied Arts: A World Bibliography (1958-1992) [Spec Z7514.C6 T6].

Scope and Content of Collection

The bulk of the collection was purchased in 1968, with some later additions from Toole-Stott and his estate, ca. 1972-1983, and other small purchases to ca. 1984.
There is some correspondence to and from Maugham, but the collection primarily contains research files and drafts of Toole-Stott's bibliographies on Maugham's writings.
The collection also includes nearly 300 first and signed editions of Maugham's works, which have been cataloged separately and which can be searched on Pegasus, the UCSB Libraries online catalog.

Related Materials

Additional Maugham material in UCSB Special Collections:
  • SC 199, Maugham, W. Somerset. 4 TLS and 1 ALS to Laurence Brander, author of Somerset Maugham: A Guide. Villa Mauresque, 1954-1958, n.d. Also 1 picture postcard, portrait Maugham.
  • SC 200, Maugham, W. Somerset. 1 TLS to Louis Blevine. Villa Mauresque, 21 Feb. 1964.
  • SC 276, Searle, Alan (Secretary to Somerset Maugham). 2 TLS to Laurence Brander re Maugham. Villa Mauresque, 1963, 1966.
  • SC 604, Maugham, William Somerset. 1 TLS to Miss [?] Hale. Villa Mauresque, 1 Sept. 1937.
  • SC760, Maugham, W. Somerset. 1 signed b/w photograph with accompanying letter by Alan Searle, Maugham's secretary, 1969.
Significant Maugham collections are housed at other institutions, including:
  • Boston University. Mugar Memorial Library, Department of Special Collections.
  • British Library.
  • Indiana University, Lilly Library.
  • Library of Congress.
  • New York Public Library. The Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American Literature.
  • Stanford University, Green Library, Department of Special Collections.
  • Texas A & M, Cushing Library. W. Somerset Maugham Collection.
  • University of Texas, Austin, Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center.
  • University of Western Australia Library. William Riley Collection of W. Somerset Maugham.
  • Yale University, Beinecke Library. W. Somerset Maugham Collection (Gen Mss 263).
Toole-Stott:
In addition to the Toole-Stott/Somerset Maugham Collection, UCSB Special Collections has a Toole-Stott Circus Collection, containing manuscripts (PA Mss 14) and several hundred monographs, which have been cataloged separately and which can be searched on Pegasus, the UCSB Libraries online catalog.

Collection Contents

 

Series 1.  Correspondence

Box 1: 1

Maugham to Toole Stott (14 TLS and ALS, including 1 from Alan Searle on behalf of Maugham), 1949-1964, n.d.

Box 1: 2

Maugham to others (3 TLS to Mr. Dieher, Mr. Kilham Roberts, and Miss Jamieson), 1923, 1949, 1957

Box 1: 3

Alan Searle (Maugham's secretary) to Toole-Stott (6 TLS and 1 ALS), 1972-1973

Box 1: 4

Toole-Stott to Maugham mainly regarding bibliographical details (10 TL carbons), 1948-1958, n.d.

Box 1: 5 - 18

From and to Toole-Stott, some personal, but mainly regarding his Maugham bibliographies (includes extensive correspondence with libraries and individuals holding Maugham materials, printed and manuscript), ca. 1948-1957

Box 2: 1 - 10

From and to Toole-Stott (cont.), ca. 1949-1974

Box 2: 11 - 12

To Toole-Stott from E. L. [Ethel Lillian] Voynich, author of The Gadfly, regarding Toole-Stott's dramatic adaptation of the novel (includes typescript of Toole-Stott's adaptation), 1928-1930

 

Series 2.  Maugham Printed Material

Box 3: 1 - 6

By Maugham (mainly issues of magazines with articles by Maugham, arranged chronologically), 1909-1962

Box 3: 7

About Maugham (mainly articles and reviews), ca. 1934-1974

Box 3: 8

Announcements and Programs (art exhibitions, lectures, radio programs), ca. 1951-1960

Box 3: 9

Sotheby Auction Catalogs, 1962, 1967

 

Series 3.  Toole-Stott's Maugham Bibliographies

 

Subseries 1.  Research Files

Box 4: 1

Facsimiles and notes on various editions

Box 4: 2

Typed notes re Maugham short stories

Box 4: 3

Typed lists of Maugham's works in foreign languages

Box 4: 4

Library book loan slips

Box 4: 5

Newspaper articles on Maugham's life and works

Box 4: 6

"Flirtation" - carbon typescript of a short story by Maugham, 1904

Box 4: 7 - 8

Notebooks

Box 4: 9 - 10

Catalog cards

Box 4: 11

[Introduction to bibliography?]

Box 4: 12

Revised bibliography (mainly copies of articles and other works by Maugham)

Box 4: 13

Maugham's will (copy)

 

Subseries 2.  Drafts

Box 5: 1 - 3

Typescript copies of the 1956 bibliography

Box 5: 4

Typescript of addenda to the 1956 bibliography

Box 5: 5

Galley sheets of supplement to the 1956 bibliography

Box 6: 1 - 2

Typescript copies of the 1973 bibliography

Box 6: 3

Galleys and related material associated with the 1973 bibliography

 

Series 4.  Photographs

Box 6: 4

Color polaroids of Maugham books

 

Series 5.  Scrapbook

Box 7: 1

Clippings about Maugham, in British newspapers, mainly 1960s