Finding Aid for the Majl Ewing literary correspondence and manuscripts collection, 1922-1964

Processed by Dan Luckenbill and Lilace Hatayama; machine-readable finding aid created by Dan Luckenbill and 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/
© 1998
The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Finding Aid for the Majl Ewing literary correspondence and manuscripts collection, 1922-1964

Collection number: 1505

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:
Dan Luckenbill and Lilace Hatayama, January 1987 and April 1994
Encoded by:
Caroline Cubé
Online finding aid edited by:
Josh Fiala, June 2002
© 1998 The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Majl Ewing literary correspondence and manuscripts collection,
Date (inclusive): 1922-1964
Collection number: 1505
Creator: Ewing, Majl
Extent: 2 boxes (1 linear ft.)
Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Department of Special Collections.
Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
Abstract: Majl Ewing (1903-1967) was a instructor in English (1930-31), assistant professor (1931-45), associate professor (1945-52) and professor (1953-67) in the UCLA Department of English. He served as chair of the department from 1948-55. He was also a member of the Modern Language Association and helped found and served as president of Friends of the UCLA Library. The collection consists of literary correspondence and manuscripts collected by, and written to, Majl Ewing.
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: Open for research. Advance notice required for access. Contact the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Majl Ewing literary correspondence and manuscripts collection (Collection 1505). Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles.

Biography

Ewing was born May 24, 1903 in Rochester, Kentucky; BA, University of the South, 1923; MA, Harvard, 1924; Ph.D, University of Virginia, 1929; instructor, University of Minnesota (1924-26); instructor (1926-29) and acting assistant professor (1929-30), University of Virginia; instructor in English (1930-31), assistant professor (1931-45), associate professor (1945-52), and professor (1953-67), Department of English, UCLA; chair of department, 1948-55; member, Modern Language Association; helped found and served as president of Friends of the UCLA Library; member, Board of Trustees of the Southwest Museum and the Los Angeles County Art Museum; publications include: A Guide to Better Writing (1940, with Franklin P. Rolfe and LLewellyn M. Buell) and English Prose of the Romantic Period (1938, with C.F. MacIntyre); died in 1967.

Scope and Content

Collection consists of literary correspondence and manuscripts collected by and written to Majl Ewing. Correspondents include: Stella Benson, Van Wyck Brooks, Norman Douglas, T.S. Eliot, Aldous Huxley, Selwyn Image, C.S. Lewis, Victoria Sackville-West, Edith Sitwell, Igor Stravinsky, and William Butler Yeats. Manuscripts include proof sheets of Richard Aldington's book about Ezra Pound & T.S. Eliot, writings about T.S. Eliot by Iris Murdoch, L.P. Hartley and others, and corrected proofs of Osbert Sitwell's The Jolly Old Squire, or Way Down in Georgia. Also includes manuscript notes by A.E. Housman and a festchrift for Marianne Moore.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
University of California, Los Angeles--Dept. of English--Faculty--Archives.
Authors, English--20th century--Manuscripts.
Authors, American--20th century--Correspondence.
Ewing, Majl.

Related Material

Majl Ewing Collection of Hogarth Press manuscripts (Collection 1299)  . Available at the Department of Special Collections, UCLA.

Container List

Box 1, Folder 1

Sitwell, Edith, n.d.

Box 1, Folder 2

Eliot, T.S., n.d.

Box 1, Folder 3

Reynolds, Max--correspondence about D.H. Lawrence, n.d.

Box 1, Folder 4

Yeats, William Butler, n.d.

Box 1, Folder 5

Housman, A.E., n.d.

Box 1, Folder 6

Lewis, C.S., n.d.

Box 1, Folder 7

Fletcher, John Gould, n.d.

Box 1, Folder 8

Glasgow, Ellen, n.d.

Box 1, Folder 9

Brooks, Van Wyck, n.d.

Box 1, Folder 10

Douglas, Norman, n.d.

Box 1, Folder 11

Aldington, Richard, n.d.

Box 1, Folder 12

Aldington, Richard, n.d.

Box 1, Folder 13

Image, Selwyn, n.d.

Box 1, Folder 14

Douglas, Norman, n.d.

Box 1, Folder 15

Eliot, T.S., n.d.

Box 1, Folder 16

Unwin, Francis Sydney, 1885-1925, n.d.

Box 1, Folder 17

Benson, Stella, n.d.

Box 1, Folder 18

Rothenstein, Will, n.d.

Box 1, Folder 19

Lawrence, D.H., n.d.

Box 1, Folder 20

Stravinsky, Igor, n.d.

Box 1, Folder 21

Hogarth Press catalog (photocopy), n.d.

Box 1, Folder 22

Holtzman, Howard, n.d.

Box 1, Folder 23

Crackanthorpe, Hubert Montague, 1870-1896, n.d.

Box 1, Folder 24

Barker, George(?), n.d.

Box 1, Folder 25

Shakespeare, n.d.

Box 1, Folder 26

Huxley, Aldous, n.d.

Box 1, Folder 27

Sitwell, Osbert, n.d.

Box 1, Folder 28

Sackville-West, Victoria, n.d.

Box 1, Folder 29

Crosby, Caresse, n.d.

Box 1, Folder 30

Lawrence, Frieda, n.d.

Box 2

Ewing family Bible, n.d.

Box 2

Barrie, J.M. Courage, n.d.

Box 2

Tambimuttu, ed. Festschrift...Marianne Moore, n.d.

Box 2

Cary, Joyce. The Horse's Mouth, n.d.