Guide to the Claire John Eschelbach Papers UArch FacP 11

Preliminary arrangement and description by C. Husted, 1993; revised by A. Demeter, Mar. 14, 201; Latest revision by Myra Delgado 2019
UC Santa Barbara Library, Department of Special Research Collections
University of California, Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara 93106-9010
2019 November 18

Title: Claire John Eschelbach papers
Identifier/Call Number: UArch FacP 11
Language of Material: English
Contributing Institution: UC Santa Barbara Library, Department of Special Research Collections
Physical Description: 1 Linear Feet 2 document boxes; 1 half-document box
Creator: Eschelbach, Claire John
Date (inclusive): 1958-1971
Abstract: The collection primarily relates to Eschelbach's bibliography of Aldous Huxley.
Physical Location: Special Reearch Collections, UC Santa Barbara Library

Access Restrictions

This collections is open for research.

Publication Rights

Copyright has not been assigned to the Department of Special Collections, UCSB. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of Special Collections. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Department of Special Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which also must be obtained.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of Item], Claire John Eschelbach Papers. UArch FacP 11. Department of Special Collections, UC Santa Barbara Library, University of California, Santa Barbara.


Claire John Eschelbach (1929- ) was the first Head of Special Collections at UCSB Library. He is the co-author of Aldous Huxley: A Bibliography, 1916-1959 (1961).

Scope and Content of Collection

The collection primarily relates to Eschelbach's bibliography of Aldous Huxley. See: Claire John Eschelbach and Joyce Lee Shober, Aldous Huxley: A Bibliography, 1916-1959 (Berkeley: University of California Press, 1961).
The materials in this collection include bibliography drafts, correspondence to and from The Huxley family and colleagues related to publishing the bibliography, as well as newspaper clippings and reviews.


Original order of the collection has been maintained.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Eschelbach, Claire John
Huxley, Aldous

box-folder 1: 1

Huxley Family Tree

box-folder 1: 2

Foreword, by Huxley (includes typescript draft, with holographic corrections by Huxley)



box-folder 1: 3

1 letter (ALS). Aldous Huxley to CE, 5 Dec. 1959, re Huxley's introduction to the bibliography

box-folder 1: 4

1 letter (ALS), Aldous Huxley to CE, 22 Mar. 1961, re meeting with CE

box-folder 1: 5-7

Correspondence - Incoming and Outgoing (mostly concerning publication of the bibliography and requests for verification of citations; includes one 1968 letter from Laura Huxley) 1959-1971

box-folder 1: 8

Publicity 1961


Drafts of Bibliography

box-folder 1: 9-10

Final Draft, Parts 1 and 2 (working copy)

box-folder 1: 11

Final Press Draft, pages 1-150

box-folder 1: 12

"Specimen of First Twenty Pages," 1960

box 2

Pre-press Photocopy

box 2

Proof Sheets