Finding Aid for the John Galsworthy Papers, 1910-1933

Processed by Brooke Whiting; machine-readable finding aid created by Caroline Cubé
UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections
Manuscripts Division
Room A1713, Charles E. Young Research Library
Box 951575
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575
Email: spec-coll@library.ucla.edu
URL: http://www.library.ucla.edu/libraries/special/scweb/
© 2002
The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Finding Aid for the John Galsworthy Papers, ca. 1910-1933

Collection number: 417

UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections

Manuscripts Division



Los Angeles, CA

Contact Information

  • Manuscripts Division
  • UCLA Library, Department of 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
  • URL: http://www.library.ucla.edu/libraries/special/scweb/
Processed by:
Brooke Whiting, November 1962
Encoded by:
Caroline Cubé
Online finding aid edited by:
Josh Fiala, March 2002
© 2002 The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: John Galsworthy Papers,
Date (inclusive): 1910-1933
Collection number: 417
Creator: Galsworthy, John, 1867-1933
Extent: 1 box (0.5 linear ft.)
Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Department of Special Collections.
Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
Abstract: John Sinjohn Galsworthy (1867-1933) was born in Kingston Hill, Surrey, England. He studied law, but did not practice. He wrote plays and novels including The Silver Box (1906) and Man of Property (1906). The collection consists of correspondence between John Galsworthy and Dr. J. Morris Slemons, and also Galsworthy letters to various persons. Includes a typescript of The Freelands, newspaper clippings relating to Galsworthy and theater programs for Galsworthy plays.
Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.
Language: English.

Administrative Information

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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 Department of Special Collections for in-house consultation and may be obtained for a fee. Please contact:
  • Public Services Division
  • UCLA Library, Department of 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

Gift of Mrs. J. Morris Slemons, 1954.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], John Galsworthy Papers (Collection 417). Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles.

Biography

John Sinjohn Galsworthy was born August 14, 1867 in Kingston Hill, Surrey, England; studied law and called to the Bar in 1890, but did not practice; traveled extensively, meeting Joseph Conrad in the far east; his first play was The Silver Box
Date: (1906)
; his first successful novel, Man of Property
Date: (1906)
, began the first of a series collectively known as The Forsyte Saga; founded P.E.N. club; refused a knighthood, but accepted the Order of Merit in 1929 and the Nobel Prize in 1932; died January 31, 1933 in London.

Scope and Content

Collection consists of correspondence between John Galsworthy and Dr. J. Morris Slemons, and also Galsworthy letters to various persons. Includes a typescript with holograph corrections to The Freelands. Also includes newspaper clippings relating to Galsworthy and theater programs for Galsworthy plays.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
Galsworthy, John, 1867-1933--Archives.
Authors, English--Archival resources.


Container List

Box 1

Correspondence between Dr. J. Morris Slemons of Los Angeles, various bookdealers and other Galsworthy collectors. v.p., ca. 1929-1933.

Physical Description: 16 items.
Box 1

Ephemera by and about John Galsworthy.

Physical Description: 7 items.
Box 1

Galsworthy, John, 1867-1933. Letters to various persons. v.p., v.d.

Physical Description: 15 items. Holograph and manuscript

Note

(Several letters are written by another person although signed by Galsworthy).
 

1. Letter to Charles Harry St. John Hornby (b.1867), December 29, 1921.

Box 1

Newspaper clippings relating to Galsworthy, including obituaries.

Physical Description: 1 folder.
Box 1

Galsworthy, John, 1867-1933. Preface to The Freelands. n.p., ca. 1915.

Physical Description: 5 leaves. Typescript(carbon) with holograph corrections. In a green morocco backed case.
Box 1

Theater programs for Galsworthy plays.

Physical Description: 4 items.
Box 1

Looney, J. Thomas. Shakespeare Identified. London: Cecil Palmer, 1920.

Physical Description: 551pp.

Scope and Content Note

Presentation copy from John Galsworthy to C.H. St. John Hornby, Christmas 1921.

Note

Ex libris: C.K. Ogden.
Box 1

Original black dustjacket for Galsworthy's The Silver Spoon.

Physical Description: 1 item. In a green morocco backed case.