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Collection Overview

Creator:
Williamson, George Charles, 1858-1942
Collector:
Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
Title:
John Keats Memorial Volume Collection
Repository:
Manuscripts Division
Permanent URL:
http://arks.princeton.edu/ark:/88435/z029p4787
Dates:
1920-1921
Size:
2 boxes
Storage Note:
ReCAP (rcpxm): Box 1-2
Language:
English

Abstract

Consists of the original articles, essays, and poems written by prominent literary figures as contributions to the John Keats Memorial Volume (1921), edited by G. C. Williamson.

Collection Description & Creator Information

Description:

The collection consists of the original articles, essays, and poems written by prominent literary figures as contributions to the John Keats Memorial Volume, edited by G.C. Williamson, which was issued on February 23, 1921, by the Keats House Committee to mark the centenary anniversary of Keats's death. A signed note by Thomas Hardy accompanies his poem "At a House in Hampstead." Among the other literary persons who contributed are Henry van Dyke, General Sir Iain Hamilton, George Bernard Shaw, and Hugh Walpole. Included is a copy of the published volume extra-illustrated with clippings, photographs, portraits, and signed authograph letters and notes by various literary persons regarding their willingness to contribute to the volume, such as Arnold Bennett, John Galsworthy, H.G. Wells, A.E. Housman, Walter de la Mare, George Bernard Shaw, Osbert Sitwell, and John Drinkwater.

Arrangement:

Box 1: Contributions arranged in the order they appear in the published volume, beginning with the Warton Lecture on John Keats by Ernest de Selincourt and then alphabetically by origin of contributor: English and American, Foreign (Europe, Eastern Europe & Russia, Scandinavia), and Eastern (India). Box 2: A copy of the printed volume extra-illustrated with clippings, photographs, portraits, and signed authograph letters and notes from various literary persons.

Collection Creator Biography:

Johns Keats (1795-1821) is one of the most celebrated English poets, perhaps best known for his poem "Ode to a Grecian Urn." The The John Keats Memorial Volume was issued by the Keats House Committee on the centenary of the poet's death as a fund-raising vehicle to restore his house. George Charles Williamson, a British author, edited the volume.

Collection History

Acquisition:

Gift; Archibald S. Alexander, Princeton Class of 1928.

Custodial History:

From the library of George Charles Williamson, Mount Manor House, Guildford, England.

Archival Appraisal Information:

No appraisal information is available.

Processing Information:

The contents list for this collection was created by Jerome Jackson in June 2010.

Access & Use

Access Restrictions:

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:

John Keats Memorial Volume Collection; Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

Permanent URL:
http://arks.princeton.edu/ark:/88435/z029p4787
Location:
Firestone Library
One Washington Road
Princeton, NJ 08544, USA
(609) 258-3184

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Alternative Form Available:

Published as: John Keats Memorial Volume. London: John Lane, The Bodley Head ; New York: John Lane Company, February 23, 1921.

Genre Terms:
Extra-illustrated copies (Provenance)
Letters.
Photographs.
Names:
Keats, John, 1795-1821.