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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Eng 1098

Sir Max Beerbohm letters to Reginald Turner

Overview

Letters of British author and caricaturist Max Beerbohm to British author Reginald Turner, largely on personal matters.

Dates

  • 1892-1938

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.

The letters in item (213) were formerly restricted until January of 1984.

Extent

1.6 linear feet (3 boxes and 1 volume)

Consists of 221 letters from Beerbohm to Turner, a few with drawings, largely about personal matters.

Biographical / Historical

Beerbohm was a British author and caricaturist. Turner was a British author.

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

58M-179. Purchased by the Friends of the Library from Tania Jepson, 10, Orme Square, London W. 2; received: 1959 April 15.

Processing Information

The original finding aid for this collection was prepared in 1959. Item numbers were assigned at this time. Later scholarship found that this finding aid had some incorrect dates. The finding aid was updated by Bonnie B. Salt in July, 2003 and the dates applied at this time were taken from: Max Beerbohm. Letters to Reggie Turner, edited by Rupert Hart-Davis. London: R. Hart-Davis, 1964.

See the internal file for additional information.

Title
Beerbohm, Max, Sir, 1872-1956. Sir Max Beerbohm letters to Reginald Turner, 1892-1938: Guide.
Author
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library
Language of description
und
EAD ID
hou01250

Repository Details

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