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Newbolt, Henry John, Sir, 1862-1938
Maurice Hewlett Letters to Sir Henry Newbolt
Manuscripts Division
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1 box and 0.2 linear feet
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  • ReCAP (scarcpxm): Box 1


Consists of letters by English poet Maurice Hewlett to his fellow poet Sir Henry Newbolt, spanning the years 1903 or 1904 to 1921, though many letters are undated.

Collection Description & Creator Information

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of 68 autograph letters by Hewlett to his fellow poet Sir Henry Newbolt spanning the years 1903 or 1904 to 1921, though 31 of the letters are undated. The letters discuss a variety of literary matters and people, and many concern Hewlett's work for the Royal Society of Literature. Also present are two letters (1928) by Hewlett's sister, E. J. Hewlett, to Newbolt, and a printed list marked "Strickly private and confidential" and titled "List of Nominations for the Academic Committee of the Royal Society of Literature."


Arranged chronologically.

Collection Creator Biography:

Newbolt, Henry John, Sir, 1862-1938

Maurice Hewlett was an English poet and historical novelist. A lawyer by training, Hewlett gave up the practice of law in 1898, following the success of his novel, Forest Lovers.

Collection History


This collection was purchased from David J. Holmes Autographs in 1998.


No appraisal information is available.

Processing Information

Folder inventory added by Nicholas Williams '2015 in 2012.

Access & Use

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

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Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

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Credit this material:

Maurice Hewlett Letters to Sir Henry Newbolt; Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

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Storage Note:
  • ReCAP (scarcpxm): Box 1