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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Eng 990

Sir John Martin-Harvey papers concerning Bernard Shaw


Letters from Irish comic dramatist Bernard Shaw to English actor, producer, and theatre manager Sir John Martin-Harvey, as well as papers concerning Martin-Harvey's performances of Shaw's plays.


  • 1908-1937 and undated

Language of Materials

Collection materials are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material. Collection is open for research.


.5 linear feet (1 box)
Includes 17 letters, autograph and typed, from Shaw to Martin-Harvey. Also includes two copies of Hans Mueller's Tuberin 5 adapted by Peter Gray, a typescript and an unsigned autograph manuscript of The devil's disciple, six photographs of The devil's disciple performed by Martin-Harvey and his wife, a typescript of Shaw's The shewing-up of Blanco Posnet, and a portrait photograph of Martin-Harvey as Blanco Posnet.

Biographical / Historical

Shaw was an Irish comic dramatist, literary critic, and Socialist propagandist. Martin-Harvey was an English actor, producer, and theatre manager.


Organized into the following series:
  1. I. Letters to Sir John Martin-Harvey
  2. II. Playscripts

Physical Location


Immediate Source of Acquisition

55M-46. Gift of L. Richard Bamberger, Esq., 65 Broadway, New York City; received: 1955 October.
Martin-Harvey, John, Sir, 1863-1944. Sir John Martin-Harvey papers concerning Bernard Shaw, 1908-1937: Guide.
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library

Repository Details

Part of the Houghton Library Repository

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