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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Eng 1635

Charles C. Nickerson collection on W. H. (William Hurrell) Mallock and other papers


Letters from and about English author W. H. Mallock, writer of novels, poems, and prose on economics, philosophy, politics, religion, and social welfare, with a Mallock genealogy and a few letters of other notables.


  • Creation: circa 1863-1971

Language of Materials

Collection materials are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material.


.1 linear feet (1 box)

The collection is formed around the collector's research into W. H. Mallock. The Mallock letters in the collection generally concern his writing, including arrangements to publish; other letters are about Mallock's writing in response to queries from the collector or are simply from other notable writers.

Recipients of Mallock's letters include William Morris Colles, Henry James Nicoll, C. N. Richardson, and Alexander D. O. (Alexander Dundas Ogilvy) Wedderburn. Also includes letters of Sir Max Beerbohm; S.N. Behrman; Randolph Caldecott; Richard Monckton Milnes, Lord Houghton; Aldous Huxley; C. P. Snow; and Charlotte Mary Yonge.

Biographical / Historical

W. H. Mallock was an English writer of novels, notably his satirical The new republic (1877), poetry, and prose on economics, philosophy, politics, and social welfare, including various provocative works on religion and faith. The collection also contains letters from other cultural figures and friends of collector Charles Nickerson.


Organized in three series: I. Letters from W. H. Mallock to others; II. Other correspondence; and III. Other compositions.

  1. I. Letters from W. H. (William Hurrell) Mallock to others
  2. II. Other correspondence
  3. III. Other compositions
  4. IV. Additions to collection

Immediate Source of Acquisition

2003M-72. Charles C. Nickerson, received: 2004 June 29.

2007M-9. Charles C. Nickerson, received: 2007 August 22.

2020M-64. Charles C. Nickerson, received: 2019 December 18.

2020M-86. Charles C. Nickerson, received 2020 February 11.

Processing Information

Processed by: Melanie Wisner. Betts Coup added one file (2020M-86).



Nickerson, Charles C., collector. Charles C. Nickerson collection on W. H. (William Hurrell) Mallock and other papers, circa 1863-1971: Guide.
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library
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