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- Williamson, George Charles, 1858-1942
- Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
- John Keats Memorial Volume Collection
- Manuscripts Division
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- 2 boxes
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- ReCAP (rcpxm): Box 1-2
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
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.
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.
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
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