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Marjorie Wilkinson Correspondence

 Collection
Identifier: MS116
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.

Dates

  • 1914-1916

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

There are no restrictions on use of the materials in the department for research.

Conditions Governing Use

All patrons must comply with federal copyright regulations.

Extent

1.00 Boxes

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.

Method of Acquisition

This collection of correspondence to Marjorie Wilkinson was purchased from a dealer in 1997.

Processing Information

Sigrid Pohl Perry, May 2008.
Title
Guide to the Marjorie Wilkinson Correspondence
Author
Sigrid Pohl Perry; Amanda Robillard
Date
01/05/2008
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Repository Details

Part of the Charles Deering McCormick Library of Special Collections Repository

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