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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Thr 183

Magdelen Ponsonby correspondence


Letters to English dramatist Magdelen Ponsonby from various correspondents concerning the office of the dramatic censor.


  • 1908-1909

Language of Materials

Collection materials are in English.

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.1 linear feet (1 volume)
Includes letters to Ponsonby from Arthur Christopher Benson, Sir Benjamin Louis Cohen, Robert Offley Ashburton Crewe-Milnes, Sir Edmund Gosse, Sir Oliver Joseph Lodge, William MacDonald Sinclair, and Basil Wilberforce, among others, concerning a manifesto prepared by the Committee for the abolition of the office of dramatic censor. Also includes a letters from Ponsonby and Gilbert Cannan to Harley Granville-Barker as well as a statement to the Committee by Granville-Barker.

Biographical / Historical

Ponsonby (1864-1934) was an English dramatist and philanthropist.


Arranged alphabetically.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

*66M-73. Purchased with the F.E. Chase fund from Ifan Kyrle Fletcher, 22 Buckingham Gate, London S.W. 1; received: 1966 Dec. 19.
Ponsonby, Magdelen. Magdelen Ponsonby correspondence: Guide.
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library

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