Finding Aid for the Michael Sadleir Papers LSC.0415

Finding aid prepared by Jasmine Larkin, 2020.
UCLA Library Special Collections
Online finding aid last updated 2020 December 23.
Room A1713, Charles E. Young Research Library
Box 951575
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575

Contributing Institution: UCLA Library Special Collections
Title: Michael Sadleir papers
Creator: Sadleir, Michael, 1888-1957
Identifier/Call Number: LSC.0415
Physical Description: 1.0 Linear Feet (2 boxes)
Date (inclusive): circa 1680-1953
Physical Location: Stored off-site. All requests to access special collections material must be made in advance using the request button located on this page.
Language of Material: Materials are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

Portions of collection unprocessed. Please contact Special Collections reference ( for more information.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Source and date of receipt unknown.

Biographical History

Sadleir was born on December 25, 1888 in Oxford, England; his father was Sir Michael Sadler, Master of University College, Oxford (whose library on education UCLA acquired in 1948); the younger Michael changed the spelling of his name to avoid being confused with his father; attended Balliol College, Oxford; worked in the War Intelligence Dept. during World War I; in 1919 he was a member of the British delegation to the Versailles Peace Conference, and for a brief period, was a member of the Secretariat of the League of Nations; became a collector of first editions of Victorian fiction, a publisher with Constable, and an author; publications include Fanny by gaslight (1940); he died in December 1957 in London.

UCLA Catalog Record ID

UCLA Catalog Record ID: 4233719 

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Michael Sadleir papers (Collection 415). UCLA Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles.

Scope and Contents

Collection consists of typescripts of articles, manuscript diaries of a Holiday in Switzerland (1908), letters to Sadler, German and French socialist pamphlets, clippings, and other memorabilia of Sir Michael Sadler, as well as a group of letters, clippings, tear-sheets, and whole issues of periodicals relating to authors represented in the Sadleir Collection of 19th Century Fiction at UCLA. Also includes a book and pamphlets from the 1680s.

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