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Finding Aid for the Mackenzie Bell Papers, 1860-1930
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Biography
  • Scope and Content
  • Organization and Arrangement
  • Indexing Terms
  • Items removed from Collection
  • Related Material

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Mackenzie Bell Papers,
    Date (inclusive): 1860-1930
    Collection number: 705
    Creator: Bell, Mackenzie
    Extent: 14 boxes (7 linear ft.) 4 oversize boxes
    Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library Special Collections.
    Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
    Abstract: Mackenzie Bell (1856-1930) published numerous books, articles and poems. The collection contains holograph manuscripts, notebooks, correspondence, pictures, and related ephemera. Includes holograph manuscripts of Spring's Immortality and Other Poems, Pictures of Travel and Other Poems, and William Morris, Poet and Socialist, as I Knew Him. Also contains materials relating to the Rossettis, Algernon Swinburne, Theodore Watts-Dunton, William Morris, and Charles Whitehead.
    Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact the UCLA Library Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information

    Restrictions on Use and Reproduction

    Property rights to the physical object belong to the UCLA Library Special Collections. Literary rights, including copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The UC Regents do not hold the copyright.

    Restrictions on Access

    COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Advance notice required for access.

    Additional Physical Form Available

    A copy of the original version of this online finding aid is available at the UCLA Library Special Collections for in-house consultation and may be obtained for a fee. Please contact:
    • Public Services Division
    • UCLA Library Special Collections
    • Room A1713, Charles E. Young Research Library
    • Box 951575
    • Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575
    • Telephone: 310/825-4988 (10:00 a.m. - 4:45 p.m., Pacific Time)
    • Email: spec-coll@library.ucla.edu

    Provenance/Source of Acquisition

    • W.P. Wreden, 1962,1975, purchase.
    • Winifred Myers, 1964, purchase.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Mackenzie Bell Papers (Collection 705). UCLA Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library.

    UCLA Catalog Record ID

    UCLA Catalog Record ID: 4230365 

    Biography

    Mackenzie Bell was born in 1856 in Liverpool, England; he settled in London in 1884; the same year saw the publication of his book, Charles Whitehead: A Forgotten Genius; wrote critical articles for Academy, Speaker, Temple Bar and other publications; became a member of the Reform Club; other published works include Verses of Varied Life (1882), Spring's Immortality: and Other Poems (1893), and Christina Rossetti: A Biographical and Critical Study; he died in 1930.

    Scope and Content

    Collection contains holograph manuscripts, notebooks, correspondence, pictures, and related ephemera. Includes holograph manuscript of Spring's Immortality and Other Poems, Pictures of Travel and Other Poems, and William Morris, Poet and Socialist, as I Knew Him. Also contains author's copy of collected poems, books about Christina Rossetti and Charles Whitehead, and a typescript of Swinburne and his poetry, with holographs of William Morris. Also contains materials relating to the Rossettis, Algernon Swinburne, Theodore Watts-Dunton, William Morris, and Charles Whitehead.

    Organization and Arrangement

    Arranged in the following series:
    1. Manuscripts and first editions of poems.
    2. Author's copy of his books on Christina Rossetti and Charles Whitehead, and typescript of book on Algernon Charles Swinburne.
    3. Miscellaneous manuscripts, photographs and ephemera.
    4. Illustrations, etchings and reproductions.
    5. Correspondence.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    Bell, Mackenzie, 1856-1930--Archives.
    Authors, English--Archival resources.
    Poets, English--Archival resources.
    Manuscripts for publication.

    Items removed from Collection

    • Morris, William, 1834-1896--Portrait. See Related Material.

    Related Material

    Picture Collection (Collection 99). UCLA Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library.
    • Collier, John. Richard Garnett. [London (?), ca. 1900] Photograph, mounted. (In Coll. ORIG. 99) 1 item. 22.5 × 18cm.