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Finding Aid for the J.W.T. Ley Correspondence, 1900-1942
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  • Administrative Information
  • Biography
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  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: J.W.T. Ley Correspondence,
    Date (inclusive): 1900-1942
    Collection number: 704
    Creator: Ley, J.W.T. (James William Thomas), 1879-1943
    Extent: 1 box (0.5 linear ft.)
    Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Department of Special Collections.
    Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
    Abstract: The Dickens Fellowship was founded on October 6, 1902. The organization's purpose continues to be to create a common bond of friendship between admirers of English novelist Charles Dickens (1812-70) and to preserve properties associated with Dickens and his works. The collection consists of letters pertaining to Charles Dickens written to J.W.T. Ley, secretary and later vice-president of the Dickens Fellowship, London, from various persons writing in response to information requested by Ley for his book, The Dickens Circle (1918).
    Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information

    Restrictions on Use and Reproduction

    Property rights to the physical object belong to the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections. Literary rights, including copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The UC Regents do not hold the copyright.

    Restrictions on Access

    COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Advance notice required for access.

    Additional Physical Form Available

    A copy of the original version of this online finding aid is available at the UCLA Department of Special Collections for in-house consultation and may be obtained for a fee. Please contact:
    • Public Services Division
    • UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections
    • Room A1713, Charles E. Young Research Library
    • Box 951575
    • Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575
    • Telephone: 310/825-4988 (10:00 a.m. - 4:45 p.m., Pacific Time)
    • Email: spec-coll@library.ucla.edu

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], J.W.T. Ley Correspondence (Collection 704). Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles.

    Biography

    The Dickens Fellowship was founded on October 6, 1902, and maintains a headquarters at the Dickens House on Doughty Street in London; now with an international membership, the organization's purpose continues to be to create a common bond of friendship between admirers of English novelist Charles Dickens (1812-70) and to preserve properties associated with Dickens and his works.

    Scope and Content

    Collection consists of letters pertaining to Charles Dickens written to James W. T. Ley, secretary and later vice-president of the Dickens Fellowship, London, from various persons. Many were family members, friends and acquaintances of Dickens, writing in response to information requested by Ley for his book, The Dickens Circle (1918). Correspondents include Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema, Sir James Barrie, Marie Corelli, Sir Henry Fielding Dickens, Jerome K. Jerome, Leo Tolstoy, and Jules Verne.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    Ley, J.W.T. (James William Thomas), 1879-1943--Archives.
    Dickens, Charles, 1812-1870.
    Dickens Fellowship (London, England).