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Finding Aid for the Sir John Collings Squire Papers, 1910-1958
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  • Administrative Information
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  • Organization and Arrangement
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  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Sir John Collings Squire Papers,
    Date (inclusive): 1910-1958
    Collection number: 978
    Creator: Squire, John Collings, Sir, 1884-1958
    Extent: 21 boxes (15.5 linear ft.)1 oversize box
    Abstract: Sir John Collings Squire (1884-1958) was the literary editor for the New Statesman (1913), a poet, editor of various books of poetry, the founder of the literary magazine London Mercury (1919), and a reviewer for the Illustrated London news (1937). The collection consists of literary manuscripts, correspondence, and miscellaneous printed material related to Squire's life.
    Language: English
    Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Department of Special Collections.
    Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
    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.

    Administrative Information

    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.

    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.
    Letters by T.S. Eliot may not be copied except with permission of Mrs. Eliot.

    Provenance/Source of Acquisition

    Winifred A. Myers (Autographs) Limited, purchase, 1964.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Sir John Collings Squire Papers (Collection 978). Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, UCLA.

    UCLA Catalog Record ID

    UCLA Catalog Record ID: 3222241 


    Squire was born in Plymouth, England on April 2, 1884; educated at St. John's College, Cambridge; unsuccessful Parlimentary candidate for Labour and Liberals; literary editor, New Statesman, 1913; published book of poems, Survival of the fittest (1916); founded literary magazine, London Mercury, in 1919; chairman, Architecture Club, 1922-28; editor of various books of poetry and also published volumes of critical essays; knighted, 1933; became reviewer, Illustrated London news, 1937; died at Rushlake Green, Sussex, December 20, 1958; his collected poems were published in 1959.

    Scope and Content

    Collection consists of literary manuscripts, correspondence, and miscellaneous printed material related to the life of Sir John Collings Squire. Prominent correspondents include Edmund Gosse and T.S. Eliot. Carbon copies of Squire's letters are also included.

    Organization and Arrangement

    Arranged in the following series:
    1. Manuscripts, notes, and clippings (Boxes 1-9).
    2. Correspondence (Boxes 10-18).
    3. Unidentified correspondence and annual report of Cambridge Union Society (Box 19).
    4. Misc. notes, manuscripts, photographs, and issue of Today magazine (Box 20).
    5. Letters from Edmund Gosse and correspondence with Squire family.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.


    Squire, John Collings, Sir, 1884-1958--Archives.
    Eliot, T.S. (Thomas Stearns), 1888-1965--Correspondence.
    Gosse, Edmund, 1849-1928--Correspondence.
    Authors, English--20th century--Archival resources.