Finding Aid for the Wilfrid Ewart Papers, 1910-1921

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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/
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The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

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Finding Aid for the Wilfrid Ewart Papers, 1910-1921

Collection number: 708

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/
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© 2002 The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Wilfrid Ewart Papers,
Date (inclusive): 1910-1921
Collection number: 708
Creator: Ewart, Wilfrid, 1892-1922
Extent: 2 boxes (1.0 linear ft.)
Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Department of Special Collections.
Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
Abstract: Wilfrid Herbert Gore Ewart (1892-1922) was a British captain in the Scots Guards in World War I. He wrote articles and books about the action of the batallion. The collection consists of Wilfrid Ewart's typescript and holographic literary manuscripts, many with emendations by his editor, John Gawsworth.
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

Restrictions on Use and Reproduction

Property rights to the physical object belong to the UCLA Library, Department of 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 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

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Wilfrid Ewart Papers (Collection 708). Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles.

UCLA Catalog Record ID

UCLA Catalog Record ID: 1218032 

Biography

Wilfrid Herbert Gore Ewart was born on May 19, 1892; was British captain in the Scots Guards in World War I; wrote articles about the action of the batallion for the Spectator, The National Review, The English Review, and The Land And Water; wrote several books, including Way of Revelation; a Novel of Five Years (1921), A Journey in Ireland (1921), and Scots Guard (1934); traveled to New Mexico and Mexico after the war; he died on Dec 31, 1922 in Mexico City.

Scope and Content

Collection consists of Wilfrid Ewart's typescript and holographic literary manuscripts, many with emendations by his editor, John Gawsworth. Also included are two holograph notebooks, and one letter to his parents describing his combat experiences in Belgium.

Organization and Arrangement

Arranged in the following series:
  1. The Scots Guards in the Great War, The Scots Guard, Love and strife (Box 1).
  2. Aspects of England (Boxes 1-2).
  3. Brigade of Guards in the European War, A journey in Ireland, A journey in New Mexico, Mexico, Why Armageddon came (Box 2).
  4. Letter to parents about combat experience in Belgium (Box 2).
  5. Holograph manuscript essays (Box 2).

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
Ewart, Wilfrid, 1892-1922--Archives.
Great Britain. Army. Scots Guards--Officers--Archival resources
Authors, English 20th century--Archival resources.
Manuscripts for publication.


Container List

Box 1

The Scots Guards in the Great War. London, n.d. The first four chapters in two versions.

Physical Description: Holograph and corrected typescript. 1 folder.

Scope and Content Note

First published by Rich & Cowan, London, 1934.
Box 1

The Scots Guard. London, 1934. With the prologue in the hand of John Gawsworth, the editor. Ewart's work comprises only the first four chapters; the book was completed by Major General Sir Cecil Lowther.

Physical Description: Complete corrected typescript.
Box 1

Aspects of England. London, n.d.

Physical Description: Typescript with corrections in the hand of the author and John Gawsworth. Includes several pages of galley proofs.

Note

First published by Richard's, London, 1937.
Box 1

Love and Strife [A biographical novel]. London, n.d.

Physical Description: Typescript with pencilled punctuations by E.H.W. Meyerstein.
Box 1

Modern Bibliographies. Four sheets of bibliographic data re Ewart by John Gawsworth.

Physical Description: All in 1 folder.
Box 2

Letter to his father and mother relating Ewart's combat experiences in Belgium. France, December 8, 1917.

Physical Description: Holograph. 14pp. in 1 envelope.
Box 2

Ideas Book and Questions and Notes on Ireland. n.p., n.d.

Physical Description: Two holograph notebooks. 1 folder.
Box 2

Brigade of Guards in the European War. London, n.d.

Physical Description: Typescript.
Box 2

A Journey in Ireland. n.p, 1921. Two essays with 8 newspaper cuttings on the Irish Troubles, 1921.

Physical Description: Typescripts with holograph corrections. 1 envelope.
Box 2

Aspects of England. London, n.d. Most of the essays are signed on the last page and dated.

Physical Description: Twenty holograph manuscript essays. 1 folder.

Scope and Content Note

First published by Richard's, London, 1937.
Box 2

Twenty holograph manuscript essays on the Country. London, 1910-1914. All are dated on the last page. Unpublished.

Physical Description: 1 folder.
Box 2

Essays. London, 1912-1921.

Physical Description: Fifteen holograph manuscripts. 1 folder.
Box 2

A Journey in New Mexico and Mexico. Unpublished.

Physical Description: Two holograph manuscripts. 1 folder.
Box 2

When Armageddon Came. London, 1919.

Physical Description: Six holograph manuscript essays. ca. 156pp. 1 folder.

Note

First published by Rich & Cowan, 1933.
Box 2

When Armageddon Came; Studies in Peace and War. London, 1933. With notes by John Gawsworth.

Physical Description: Corrected typescript copy prepared for printer, and galley proofs. 1 folder.