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Newbolt, Henry John, Sir, 1862-1938
Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
Maurice Hewlett Letters to Sir Henry Newbolt
Manuscripts Division
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1 box and 0.2 linear feet
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Firestone Library (mss): 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


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.

Archival Appraisal Information:

No appraisal information is available.

Processing Information:

Folder inventory added by Nicholas Williams '2015 in 2012.

Access & Use

Access Restrictions:

The collection is open for research.

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:

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

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