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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Eng 1046, 1046.1-.10, 1046.12-1046.16

Bernard Shaw additional papers


Primarily compositions of Anglo-Irish dramatist Bernard Shaw as well as some professional correspondence.


  • 1887-1932

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.


1.4 linear feet (1 box)

Collection consists primarily of manuscripts by Shaw, including typescripts with revisions and additions of Arms and the Man and Mrs. Warren' Profession. Other manuscripts are articles, reviews, essays, plays, and an autobiographical sketch. Also includes Shaw's answers to questions of T. D. O'Bolger, author of the Life of George Bernard Shaw, and letters by Shaw mostly on professional concerns.

Biographical / Historical

Shaw was an Anglo-Irish dramatist and author.


Organized into the following series:

  1. I. MS Eng 1046-1046.8, MS Eng 1046.10: Compositions and letters
  2. II. MS Eng 1046.9: Letters to various correspondents
  3. III. MS Eng 1046.12-1046.16: Forgeries and other papers

Physical Location

b, f,

Immediate Source of Acquisition

52M-129 - 52M-134, 52M-136, 52M-138, 52M-145, 52M-146, 52M-244; 56M-188, 56M-199. Deposited by Mr. L. Richard Bamberger, 65 Broadway, New York, NY; received: 1953 January 26; gift: May 1953-1957 June.

62M-198. Purchased from David Magrue Book Shop, 442 Post Street, San Francisco 2, California; received: 1963 Feb.

72M-74(201). Bequeathed by Joseph Halle Schaffner, '17; received: 1972 Nov.

Shaw, Bernard, 1856-1950. Bernard Shaw additional papers, 1887-1932: Guide.
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library
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