Contents and Arrangement

Correspondence and Financial Papers, 1921-1924

1 folder

Collection Overview

Collection Description & Creator Information


Consists of papers of Brett-Smith reflecting his position as literary editor (1920-1928) of the Shakespeare Head Press, which was founded in 1904 at Stratford-upon-Avon, England, by A. H. Bullen (1857-1920). Included are 86 letters received by Brett-Smith from Basil Blackwell, Herbert Farjeon, S. Gaselee, Sir Sidney Lee, P. Lister, R. B. McKerrow, and Bernard H. Newdigate. There are two letters, 1896 and 1900, by A. H. Bullen to a Mr. Firth. Also present are Brett-Smith's drafts for his short biography of A. H. Bullen written for the Dictionary of National Biography, manuscript notes on Bullen by P. E. Matheson, and manuscripts and galleys by Brett-Smith for his "Foreword" to Bullen's final work, an edition of Shakespeare's Sonnets, published posthumously in 1921, with a manuscript of "Suggested additions and omissions" to the "Foreword" by P. Lister.

An addition to the papers includes about 35 letters to Brett-Smith by Stephen Gaselee, B. H. Newdigate, Basil Blackwell, and others, as well as notices of board meetings, profit and loss account statements, balance sheets, statements on policy and location of the Shakespeare Head Press, a few clippings, and printed lists of publications and Shakespeare Head Press brochures.

The following standard abbreviations, or their variations, are used to identify materials in this collection: ACS = Autograph Card Signed, ALsS = autograph letters signed, AMs = autograph manuscript, TMs = Typewritten Manuscript.

Collection History

Archival Appraisal Information:

No appraisal information is available.

Access & Use

Access Restrictions:

Collection is open for research use.

Conditions for Reproduction and Use:

Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. No further photoduplication of copies of material in the collection can be made when Princeton University Library does not own the original. Inquiries regarding publishing material from the collection should be directed to RBSC Public Services staff through the Ask Us! form. The library has no information on the status of literary rights in the collection and researchers are responsible for determining any questions of copyright.

Credit this material:

Correspondence and Financial Papers; H. F. B. Brett-Smith Papers, C0840, Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

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