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Finding Aid for the Letters to William Morris Colles, 1890-1926
2007  
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Biography
  • Scope and Content
  • Organization and Arrangement
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Letters to William Morris Colles,
    Date (inclusive): 1890-1926
    Collection number: 2007
    Creator: Colles, William Morris, 1855-1926
    Extent: 4 boxes (2 linear ft.)
    Abstract: William Morris Colles (1855-1926) was a prominent literary agent in London, and a author. The collection consists of letters from various authors to Colles and his associates. Correspondents include Sir James Barrie, Arnold Bennett, E.F. Benson, Ford Madox Ford, Rider Haggard, and Somerset Maugham.
    Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Department of Special Collections.
    Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
    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.

    Biography

    Colles was born in 1855; he became a prominent literary agent in London; his published works include Literature and the pension list (1889) and Playright and copyright in all countries, showing how to protect a play or a book throughout the world (with Harold Hardy, 1906); he died in 1926.

    Scope and Content

    Collection consists of letters from various authors to literary agent William Morris Colles and his associates. Correspondents include Sir James Barrie, Arnold Bennett, E.F. Benson, Ford Madox Ford, Rider Haggard, and Somerset Maugham.

    Organization and Arrangement

    Arranged in the following series:
    • A - B (Box 1).
    • C - G (Box 2).
    • H - O (Box 3).
    • P - Z (Box 4).

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.

    Subjects

    Colles, William Morris, 1855-1926--Archives.
    Literary agents--England--London--Correspondence.