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


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.



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.