Guide to the Marjorie Wilkinson Correspondence

Collection Title: Marjorie Wilkinson Correspondence
Dates: 1914-1916
Identification: MS116
Creator: Wilkinson, Marjorie
Extent: 1 Boxes
Language of Materials: English
Abstract: Marjorie Wilkinson corresponded with over forty authors or their literary executors to receive permission to publish poems or short prose pieces for a prospective children’s anthology commissioned by Constable & Company. The correspondence in this collection consists of replies to her.
Acquisition Information: This collection of correspondence to Marjorie Wilkinson was purchased from a dealer in 1997.
Processing Information: Sigrid Pohl Perry, May 2008.
Conditions Governing Use: All patrons must comply with federal copyright regulations.
Conditions Governing Access: There are no restrictions on use of the materials in the department for research.
Repository: Charles Deering McCormick Library of Special Collections
Deering Library, Level 3
1970 Campus Drive
Evanston, IL, 60208-2300
URL: http://www.library.northwestern.edu/spec
Email: special.collections@northwestern.edu
Phone: 847-491-3635

Biographical/Historical Information

Marjorie Wilkinson graduated from the University of London.

Scope and Content

Marjorie Wilkinson was commissioned by Constable & Company to compile an anthology of verse and prose for children. She corresponded with various authors or their literary executors to receive permission to publish poems or short prose between 1914 and 1916. However, the project was never completed due to lack of funds and complications related to copyright fees and negotiations during World War I.

The correspondence in this collection consists of replies to her. Some significant letters were sold separately before the rest were offered for sale as a collection by Sotheby's on 12 December 1991. Those authors included D.H. Lawrence, Rupert Brooke, Walter De La Mare, John Masefield, Richard Le Gallienne, George Russell, Laurence Housman, and Thomas Hardy. Personal replies in the collection include letters from Gordon Bottomly, Robert Bridges, Harold Monro, Francis Thompson, and R.C. Trevelyan.

Subjects

Subjects

Authors, English--19th century

Oral interpretation--Study and teaching


Container List / Contents

  • Ba-BeBox 1, Folder 1
    • [Barlow, George] by executor Henry J. Glaisher, 6 May 1915Box 1, Folder 1, Item 1
        Extent: 1p.
    • [Barrie, James] by E.L. Douglas, 7 May 1915Box 1, Folder 1, Item 2
        Extent: 1p.
    • [Benson, A.C.] by John Lane, 30 January 1915Box 1, Folder 1, Item 3
        Extent: 1p.
  • Bl-BuBox 1, Folder 2
    • [Blunt, Wilfred S.] by D. Carleton, 10 May 1915Box 1, Folder 2, Item 1
        Extent: 1p.
    • Buxton, Victoria, 8 May 1915Box 1, Folder 2, Item 2
        Extent: 2pp.
    • [Buchanan, Robert] by Harriet Jay, 12 May 1915Box 1, Folder 2, Item 3
        Extent: 2pp.
  • Bottomly, Gordon, 1914-1916Box 1, Folder 3
      Extent: 5pp. Scope and Contents: 1914: 22 Dec, 29 Dec; 1915: 27 Sep; 1916: 29 Nov.
  • Bridges, Robert, 1915Box 1, Folder 4
      Extent: 2pp. Scope and Contents: 1915: 30 Jan, 5 July
  • Clough, Arthur Hugh, 5 May 1915Box 1, Folder 5
      Extent: 1p.
  • Chatto & Windus, 1915-1916Box 1, Folder 6
      Extent: 6pp. Scope and Contents: 1915: 5 May, 10 May, 18 May, 13 Oct; 1916: 3 Jan, 11 Jan
  • Da-DobeBox 1, Folder 7
    • [Davidson, John] by Grant Richards, 28 September 1915Box 1, Folder 7, Item 1
        Extent: 1p.
    • Dobell, P.J. & A.E., 5 May 1915Box 1, Folder 7, Item 2
        Extent: 1p.
    • [Dobell, Sidney] by Smith, Elder & Co., 10 May 1915Box 1, Folder 7, Item 3
        Extent: 1p.
  • Dobs-DrBox 1, Folder 8
    • [Dobson, Austin] by Kegan Paul, Trench, Trübner, 1 February 1915Box 1, Folder 8, Item 1
        Extent: 1p.
    • [Drinkwater, J.] by Howard Corbett, 27 September 1915Box 1, Folder 8, Item 2
        Extent: 1p.
  • Elkin Mathews re: Thomas Hake, William Cosmo Monkhouse, Mary Coleridge, Henry Newbolt, 5 May 1915Box 1, Folder 9
      Extent: 1p.
  • FroudeBox 1, Folder 10
      Extent: 1p.
    • [Froude, James A.] by Longman’s, Green & Co., 18 October 1915Box 1, Folder 10, Item 1
        Extent: 1p.
    • [Froude, James A.] by Longman’s, Green & Co., 18 October 1915Box 1, Folder 10, Item 2
        Extent: 1p.
  • Gale, Norman, 1915Box 1, Folder 11
      Extent: 2pp. Scope and Contents: 1915: 7 July, 18 July
  • Garnett, R.S. re: Richard Garnett, 1915-1916Box 1, Folder 12
      Extent: 3pp. Scope and Contents: 2 May 1915; 27 Feb 1916
  • Gibson, Wilfrid Wilson, 1915Box 1, Folder 13
      Extent: 2pp. Scope and Contents: 1915: 4 May, 7 Oct
  • Ha-HoBox 1, Folder 14
    • Hake, Thomas, 12 May 1915Box 1, Folder 14, Item 1
        Extent: 1p.
    • Hodgson, Ralph, 2 July 1915Box 1, Folder 14, Item 2
        Extent: 2pp.
    • Holdsworth, Annie (Mrs. Lee Hamilton), 8 June 1915Box 1, Folder 14, Item 3
        Extent: 1p.
  • [Henley, W.E.] Anna Henley, 1915-1916Box 1, Folder 15
      Extent: 5pp. Scope and Contents: 17 May 1915; 3 Jun 1916
  • Longman’s, Green & Co. (re: Andre Lang, William Morris), 3 July 1915Box 1, Folder 16
      Extent: 1p.
  • Ma-MerBox 1, Folder 17
    • [Macaulay, Rose] by Sidgwick & JacksonBox 1, Folder 17, Item 1
        Extent: 2pp. Scope and Contents: 1915: 20 May, 27 Sep
    • Money Coutts, Francis Burdett (Baron Latymer), 5 May 1915Box 1, Folder 17, Item 2
        Extent: 3pp.
    • [Monro, Harold] by Poetry Bookshop, 6 July 1915?Box 1, Folder 17, Item 3
        Extent: 1p.
    • [Meredith, George] by Constable & Co., 3 January 1916Box 1, Folder 17, Item 4
        Extent: 1p.
  • [Meynell, Alice] by Wilfrid Meynell, 1915Box 1, Folder 18
      Extent: 5pp. Scope and Contents: 1915: 20 Jan, 8 May
  • Newbolt, Henry, 19 January 1915Box 1, Folder 19
      Extent: 1p.
  • Ros-RusBox 1, Folder 20
    • [Rossetti, Dante Gabriel] by Mssrs. Ellis, 25 May 1915Box 1, Folder 20, Item 1
        Extent: 1p.
    • [Ruskin, John] by Stanley Unwin, 17 February 1916Box 1, Folder 20, Item 2
        Extent: 1p.
  • Sa-StBox 1, Folder 21
    • Sargent, Edmund Beale, 22 Dec 1914Box 1, Folder 21, Item 1
        Extent: 2pp.
    • [Stephens, James] by Macmillan & Co., 14 October 1915Box 1, Folder 21, Item 2
        Extent: 1p.
    • [Swinburne, Algernon C.] by Harper & Bros., 17 January 1916Box 1, Folder 21, Item 3
    • [Stevenson, Robert Louis] by Charles Scribners’ Sons, 20 January 1916Box 1, Folder 21, Item 4
        Extent: 1p.
  • Th-TrBox 1, Folder 22
    • [Thompson, Francis] by Burns & Oates, 8 May 1915Box 1, Folder 22, Item 1
        Extent: 1p.
    • Trevelyan, R.C., 6 May 1915Box 1, Folder 22, Item 2
        Extent: 1p.
  • Wa-WeBox 1, Folder 23
    • [Watson, William] by secretary H. Howard, 1915-1916Box 1, Folder 23, Item 1
        Extent: 2pp. Scope and Contents: 31 Jan 1915; 4 Jan 1916
    • [Wells, H.G.] by Macmillian & Co., 8 October 1915Box 1, Folder 23, Item 2
        Extent: 1p.
  • MiscellaneousBox 1, Folder 24
    • David J. Holmes to Russell Maylone re: provenance of collection, 22 October 1997Box 1, Folder 24, Item 2
        Extent: 2pp.
    • Miscellaneous envelopes without return addressesBox 1, Folder 24