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Majl Ewing Collection on Max Beerbohm MS.1969.005
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  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Note
  • Processing Information
  • Biographical Note
  • Scope and Contents
  • Arrangement

  • Title: Max Beerbohm Collection of Majl Ewing
    Identifier/Call Number: MS.1969.005
    Contributing Institution: William Andrews Clark Memorial Library
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 5.0 Linear feet (3 boxes)
    Date (inclusive): 1896-1966, undated
    Abstract: Original artwork and prints created by (or related to) caricaturist, author and artist Max Beerbohm. The items in this collection were a donation from the estate of UCLA Professor Majl Ewing.
    Physical Location: Clark Library
    Language of Materials: Materials in English.


    Collection is open for research.

    Publication Rights

    Copyright has not been assigned to the William Andrews Clark Memorial Library, UCLA. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Clark Librarian. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the William Andrews Clark Memorial Library, UCLA as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Max Beerbohm Collection of Majl Ewing, MS.1969.005, William Andrews Clark Memorial Library, University of California, Los Angeles.

    Acquisition Note

    This collection was compiled by Majl Ewing and donated to the Clark Library after his 1967 death.

    Processing Information

    This collection was physically processed by Derek Quezada in 2011 and the finding aid was written by Rebecca Fenning Marschall in June 2012.

    Biographical Note

    Max Beerbohm was born Henry Maximilian Beerbohm on August 24, 1872, the youngest son of Julius and Eliza Beerbohm. His older half-brother was the actor and theater manager Herbert Beerbohm Tree. "Max" (as he was always known) was educated at Charterhouse and Merton College, Oxford, where he met some of his dearest and most influential friends, including William Rothenberg, Oscar Wilde, and Aubrey Beardsley, among others. He left Oxford in 1894 without a degree and around the same time, gained prominence as an essayist and caricaturist. From 1898 to 1910, he was also the drama critic for the Saturday Review. In 1910, he married American actress Florence Kahn and moved with her to Rapallo, Italy, where they would live the rest of their lives (with travels home to Britain during both World Wars and for their respective work). Beerbohm died in 1956.

    Scope and Contents

    This collection contains original art and prints by or related to Max Beerbohm, dating from approximately 1890 to 1964, and collected by UCLA English Professor Majl Ewing in the 1950s-1960s.


    This collection is arranged in two series: Series I. Original work and prints by Max Beerbohm; Series II: Work by others and collection notes.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Conder, Charles Edward, 1868-1909
    Ewing, Majl
    Rothenstein, William, 1872-1945
    Caricatures--19th century.
    Drawings (visual works)--England--19th century