Finding Aid for the Edward Harry William Meyerstein Papers, 1927-1947

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/
© 1999
The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Finding Aid for the Edward Harry William Meyerstein Papers, 1927-1947

Collection number: 403

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, 22 December 1958
Encoded by:
Caroline Cubé
Text converted and initial container list EAD tagging by:
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Online finding aid edited by:
Josh Fiala, August 2002
© 1999 The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Edward Harry William Meyerstein Papers,
Date (inclusive): 1927-1947
Collection number: 403
Creator: Meyerstein, Edward Harry William, 1889-1952
Extent: 1 box (0.5 linear ft.)
Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Department of Special Collections.
Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
Abstract: Edward Harry William Meyerstein (1889-1952) wrote poetry, novels, plays, short stories, and non-fiction. The collection consists of manuscripts, correspondence, books with holograph notes, and corrected proofs of books.
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.

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  • 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], Edward Harry William Meyerstein Papers (Collection 403). Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles.

Biography

Meyerstein was born on August 11, 1889 in Hampstead, London, England; attended Harrow and Magdalen College, Oxford; assistant in the British Museum Department of Manuscripts; wrote poetry, novels, plays, short stories, and non-fiction; also became a music critic and pianist; published works include The Door (1911), Life of Thomas Chatterton (1930), Joshua Slade (1938), Robin Wastraw (1951), and Phoebe Thirsk (1953); he died on September 12, 1952.

Scope and Content

Collection consists of manuscripts, correspondence, books with holograph notes, and corrected proofs of books. Manuscripts include The Boy of Clare, Briancourt, The Climbers, Cockadoodledont for a Little Girl, Diomede and Cresside, New Odes, and Selected Poems. Correspondents include George Villiers.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
Meyerstein, Edward Harry William, 1889-1952--Archives.
Authors, English--20th century--Archival resources.
Manuscripts for publication.


Container List

Folder 1

Meyerstein, E.H.W. The Boy of Clare. n.p. n.d.

Physical Description: Marked proof copy; pp.33-98 only with holograph corrections.
Folder 1

--- Briancourt. London, Richards. 1937. With holograph dedication to Henry Bergen on wrapper. dated March 1937.

Physical Description: Marked proofs with holograph notes throughout. In wrappers.
Folder 1

--- The Climbers. An Ode on the Eton Masters Who Lost Their Lives Descending the Piz Roseg on August 17th, 1933. London: Metcalfe and Cooper. 1934. To Henry Bergen from E.H.W. Meyerstein (one of the 3 first, 1 only, proofs).

Physical Description: Wrappers. 5pp. with ink corrections in margin.
Folder 1

--- Cockadoodledont for a Little Girl. The Doggerel by E.H.W. Meyerstein, the pictures by Peggy Norgate. London: Cecil Palmer. 1927.

Physical Description: 56pp. Marked proof, holograph corrections in pencil. Sewn.
Folder 1

--- Diomede and Cresside. London: Metcalfe and Cooper. 1927.

Physical Description: 7pp. Marked proofs. Sewn.
Folder 1

--- New Odes. London: Richards. 1936. Dedication to Henry Bergen. December 1939, on title page.

Physical Description: 63pp. Marked proofs with holograph notes.
Folder 1

--- Selected Poems. Selections from the poems. London: MacMillan. 1935.

Physical Description: 43pp. Marked proof copy with holograph notes throughout.
 

Letters

Physical Description: (12 items)
Folder 2

Letter from Henry Wolfgang Donner to E.H.W. Meyerstein. December 10, 1935.

Folder 2

Letter from Thomas Weston Ramsey to E.H.W. Meyerstein. November 28, 1937.

Folder 2

Letter from Jack Haines to E.H.W. Meyerstein. June 6, 1932.

Folder 2

Letter from Oscar Levy to E.H.W. Meyerstein. May 12, 1945.

Folder 2

Letter from Helena May to E.H.W. Meyerstein. December 6, 1937.

Folder 2

2 letters from Josephine Bannet(?) to E.H.W. Meyerstein. May 24 and 31, 1946.

Folder 2

Letter from Claude Colleer Abbott to E.H.W. Meyerstein. December 10, 1935.

Folder 2

2 letters from George Villiers to E.H.W. Meyerstein. n.d.

Folder 3

Poems by E.H.W. Meyerstein.

Physical Description: 13 items. Manuscript and typescript.
Folder 4

Rimbaud translations, by E.H.W. Meyerstein. 1932. This is no.1 of two copies typed. February 20, 1932. E.H.W. Meyerstein.

Physical Description: Typescript. 21 leaves.
Folder 5

Letter to C.H. Abbot from E.H.W. Meyerstein n.p. January 17, 1936.

Physical Description: 2pp.

Scope and Content Note

Ex libris: C.K. Ogden.
 

Books:

 

1. Meyerstein, E.H.W. The Boy. London: Ingpen and Grant. 1928.

Physical Description: 62pp.

Scope and Content Note

First edition. The following appears on the fly-leaf: 370 copies [author's note of number printed?].
Ex libris: C.K. Ogden.
 

2. --- Briancourt. London: Richards. 1937.

Physical Description: 48pp.

Scope and Content Note

First edition. Presentation copy to C.H. Abbot from the author, September 1937.
Ex libris: C.K. Ogden.
 

3. --- New Odes. London: Richards. 1936.

Physical Description: 63pp.

Scope and Content Note

First edition. Presentation copy to C.H. Abbot from the author. January 1936.
Ex libris: C.K. Ogden.
 

4. O'Shaughnessy, Arthur. An Epic of Women and Other Poems. London: John Camden Hotten. 1870.

Physical Description: 229pp.

Scope and Content Note

First edition with the suppressed frontispiece by J.T. Nettleship. Presention copy from the author to Catherine Mathews dated 4th June 1871 and fully signed.
Emily Rossetti, a later owner, wrote a note on page 85: Disgraceful poetry I am ashamed to read such low ideas of God and woman, and tore out pp.83-84. The missing text has been supplied in manuscript by E.H.W. Meyerstein.
Also Ex libris: C.K. Ogden.
 

5. Commonplace Book. ca. 1775.

Physical Description: Bound in brown leather, 27.5 × 22cm.

Scope and Content Note

Containing 22 leaves of writing in an old hand; and 9 leaves of poetry in the hand of E.H.W. Meyerstein. March 1939.
Ex libris: D & F Murray and E.H.W. Meyerstein.
 

6. Quintilianus, Marcus Fabius. M. Fabi Quintiliani Institutionis oratoriae liber decimus. Oxford: The Clarendon Press. 1891.

Physical Description: 4 p.l., lxxx, 227, 64pp.

Scope and Content Note

A revised text with introductory essays, critical and explanatory notes and a facsimile of the Harleian Manuscript by W. Peterson...
Ex libris: E.H.W. Meyerstein with copious notes in his hand.
Also Ex libris: C.K. Ogden.
 

7. Wells, Charles Jeremiah. 1799?-1879. Joseph and His Brethren; A Dramatic Poem by Charles Wells. London [etc.], Henry Frowde. Oxford University Press. 1908.

Physical Description: lviii, 230pp.

Scope and Content Note

With an introduction by Algernon Charles Swinburne and a note on Rossetti and Charles Wells by Theodore Watts-Dunton.
Ex libris: E.H.W. Meyerstein with copious notes in his hand. Also Ex libris: C.K. Ogden.