Harley Granville-Barker papers
Chiefly correspondence of English actor, producer, dramatist, and critic Harley Granville-Barker.
Language of Materials
Collection materials are in English.
Conditions Governing Access
There are no restrictions on physical access to this material.
Extent.5 linear feet (1 box)
Consists chiefly of correspondence of Harley Granville-Barker, including letters from J. M. Barrie, John Galsworthy, and T. E. Lawrence, as well as letters written by Granville-Barker to Barrie. Correspondence with Barrie concerns the staging of Barrie's play The Boy David and also discusses finances and the political situation in France. Galsworthy's letters discuss literary matters, travels in Europe, and the establishment of a PEN Club. Lawrence's letters discuss the composition and publication of his books among other topics. Also included in the collection are other correspondence, Granville-Barker's birth certificate, wife Helen Granville-Barker's manuscript essays on Thomas Hardy, and several form letters urging the abolition of the Office of Dramatic Censor, each signed by a different person.
Biographical / Historical
Granville-Barker was an English actor, producer, dramatist, and critic.
Arranged alphabetically by author.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
56M-95. Gift of Constant Huntington Esq., 45 Kingston House, Princes Gate, London S.W. 7; received: 1957 January 11.
- Granville-Barker, Harley, 1877-1946. Harley Granville-Barker papers, 1877-1937: Guide.
- Houghton Library, Harvard College Library
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