Finding Aid for the Letters to William Morris Colles, 1890-1926

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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.

Administrative Information

Restrictions on Access

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

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.

Provenance/Source of Acquisition

Winifred A. Myers, purchase, 1972.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Letters to William Morris Colles (Collection 2007). Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, UCLA.

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.


Container List

 

A - B

Box 1

A. Beckett, Arthur William, 1844-1909.

Physical Description: (2 items)
Box 1

Allingham, Helen (Paterson), 1848-1926.

Physical Description: (2 items)
Box 1

Archer, William, 1856-1924.

Physical Description: (4 items)
Box 1

Arnold, Sir Edwin, 1832-1904.

Physical Description: (38 items)
Box 1

Baring-Gould, Sabine, 1834-1924.

Physical Description: (1 item)
Box 1

Barnett, Edith A.

Physical Description: (20 items)
Box 1

Barr, Robert, 1850-1912.

Physical Description: (12 items)
Box 1

Barrie, Sir James Matthew, bart., 1860-1937.

Physical Description: (1 item)
Box 1

Bayly, Ada Ellen, 1857-1903.

Physical Description: (8 items)
Box 1

Bennett, Arnold, 1867-1931.

Physical Description: (4 items)
Box 1, Folders 1-18

Benson, Edward Frederic, 1867-1940

Box 1, Folder 1

1897.

Physical Description: (1 item)
Box 1, Folder 2

1899.

Physical Description: (20 items)
Box 1, Folder 3

1900.

Physical Description: (8 items)
Box 1, Folder 4

1901.

Physical Description: (31 items)
Box 1, Folder 5

1904.

Physical Description: (1 item)
Box 1, Folder 6

1905.

Physical Description: (2 items)
Box 1, Folder 7

1907.

Physical Description: (6 items)
Box 1, Folder 8

1908.

Physical Description: (1 item)
Box 1, Folder 9

1909.

Physical Description: (27 items)
Box 1, Folder 10

1910.

Physical Description: (21 items)
Box 1, Folder 11

1911.

Physical Description: (31 items)
Box 1, Folder 12

1912.

Physical Description: (4 items)
Box 1, Folder 13

1913.

Physical Description: (3 items)
Box 1, Folder 14

1914.

Physical Description: (1 item)
Box 1, Folder 15

1915.

Physical Description: (1 item)
Box 1, Folder 16

1916.

Physical Description: (11 items)
Box 1, Folder 17

1919.

Physical Description: (6 items)
Box 1, Folder 18

1921.

Physical Description: (8 items)
Box 1

Besant, Walter, 1836-1901.

Physical Description: (2 items)
Box 1

Birkerstaffe, Francis Browning Drew, count, 1853-1928.

Physical Description: (15 items)
Box 1

Black, William, 1841-1893.

Physical Description: (1 item)
Box 1

Blackwood, William, 1836-1912.

Physical Description: (12 items)
Box 1

Bland, Edith (Nesbit), 1858-1924.

Physical Description: (3 items)
Box 1

Blatchford, Robert, 1851-1943.

Physical Description: (5 item)
Box 1

Burgin, George Brown, 1856-1944.

Physical Description: (1 item)
 

C - G

Box 2

Caine, William Ralph Hall, 1865-1939.

Physical Description: (1 item)
Box 2

Cannan, Gilbert, b.1884.

Physical Description: (1 item)
Box 2

Canton, William, 1845-1926.

Physical Description: (23 items)
Box 2

Childers, Hugh Robert Eardley, 1862-1912.

Physical Description: (13 items)
Box 2

Clifford, Lucy (Lane) “Mrs. W.K. Clifford” d. 1929.

Physical Description: (16 items)
Box 2

Coleridge, Gilbert James Duke, b.1859.

Physical Description: (3 items)
Box 2

Conyers, Mrs. Dorothea (Smyth), b.1873.

Physical Description: (2 items)
Box 2

Courtney, William Leonard, 1850-1928.

Physical Description: (18 items)
Box 2

Crawford, Oswald John Frederic, 1839-1909.

Physical Description: (64 items)
Box 2

Croker, Bithia Mary (Sheppard) d. 1920.

Physical Description: (1 item)
Box 2

Curzon, George Nathaniel Curzon, 1st marquis, 1859-1925.

Physical Description: (4 items)
Box 2

Daily Mail, London.

Physical Description: (1 item)
Box 2

Davidson, Hugh Coleman, b.1852.

Physical Description: (37 items)
Box 2

Dobson, Austin, 1840-1921.

Physical Description: (1 item)
Box 2

Edge, John Henry.

Physical Description: (13 items)
Box 2

Emanuel, Walter Lewis, 1869-1915.

Physical Description: (1 items)
Box 2

Field, Julian Osgood, 1849-1925.

Physical Description: (52 items)
Box 2

Findlater, Jane Helen, 1866-1946.

Physical Description: (16 items)
Box 2

Findlater, Mary, 1865-1963.

Physical Description: (12 items)
Box 2

Findlater, Mora.

Physical Description: (1 item)
Box 2

Finnemore, John, b.1863.

Physical Description: (1 item)
Box 2

Fitzgerald, Percy Hetherington, 1834-1925.

Physical Description: (7 items)
Box 2

Fletcher, Josepy Smith, 1863-1935.

Physical Description: (38 items)
Box 2

Ford, Ford Madox, 1873-1939.

Physical Description: (1 item)
Box 2

Fowler, Sir Montague, bart., 1858-1933.

Physical Description: (4 items)
Box 2

Freshfield, Douglas William, 1845-1934.

Physical Description: (1 item)
Box 2

Furniss, Harry, 1854-1925.

Physical Description: (1 item)
Box 2

Garvice, Charles, d.1920.

Physical Description: (2 items)
Box 2

Gilchrist, Robert Murray, 1868-1917.

Physical Description: (11 items)
Box 2

Gissing, Algernon, b.1860.

Physical Description: (1 item)
Box 2

Gosse, Edmund Wilson, 1849-1929.

Physical Description: (1 item)
Box 2

Graham, Harry, 1874-1936.

Physical Description: (10 items)
Box 2

Graham, James M.

Physical Description: (40 items)
Box 2

Grand, Sarah (pseudonym), 1862-1943.

Physical Description: (5 items)
Box 2

The Graphic, London.

Physical Description: (1 item)
Box 2

Graves, Alfred Perceval, 1846-1931.

Physical Description: (2 items)
Box 2

Gribble, Francis Henry, 1862-1946.

Physical Description: (4 items)
Box 2

Griffith, Arthur, 1872-1922.

Physical Description: (1 item)
 

H - O

Box 3

Haggard, Sir Henry Rider, 1856-1925.

Physical Description: (2 items)
Box 3

Hall, Harold Fielding, 1859-1917.

Physical Description: (8 items)
Box 3

Harraden, Beatrice, 1864-1936.

Physical Description: (3 items)
Box 3

Hatton, Joseph, 1841-1907.

Physical Description: (1 item)
Box 3

Hawley, G.

Physical Description: (11 items)
Box 3

Heinemann, William.

Physical Description: (1 item)
Box 3

Henderson, Myra.

Physical Description: (39 items)
Box 3

Hewlett, Maurice Henry, 1861-1923.

Physical Description: (12 items)
Box 3

Hicks, Beatrice M.

Physical Description: (6 items)
Box 3

Hyne, Charles John Cutcliffe Wright, b.1866.

Physical Description: (4 items)
Box 3

James, Mrs. Florence Glice (Price), 1857-1929.

Physical Description: (104 items)
Box 3

Jepson, Edgar, b.1864.

Physical Description: (1 item)
Box 3

Keiley, Jarvis.

Physical Description: (7 items)
Box 3

Kennard, Mary E.

Physical Description: (59 items)
Box 3

Kennedy, H.A.

Physical Description: (3 items)
Box 3

Kernahan, Coulson, b.1858.

Physical Description: (1 item)
Box 3

Kropotkin, Petr Aleksieevich, kniaz, 1842-1921.

Physical Description: (1 item)
Box 3

Lean, Florence (Marryat) Church, 1837-1899.

Physical Description: (3 items)
Box 3

Lely, John Mounteney, 1839-1907.

Physical Description: (29 items)
Box 3

Lowndes, Marie Adelaide (Belloc), 1868-1947.

Physical Description: (1 item)
Box 3

Lowry, Henry Dawson, 1869-1906.

Physical Description: (14 items)
Box 3

Lynch, Harry Finnis Blosse, 1862-1913.

Physical Description: (1 item)
Box 3

McCarthy, Justin Huntly, 1860-1936.

Physical Description: (1 item)
Box 3

MacFall, Haldane, 1860-1928.

Physical Description: (1 item)
Box 3

Macnaughtan, Sarah Broom, d.1916.

Physical Description: (1 item)
Box 3

Mason, Alfred Edward Woodley, 1865-1948.

Physical Description: (1 item)
Box 3

Matthews, Brander, 1852-1929.

Physical Description: (1 item)
Box 3

Maugham, William Somerset, 1874-1965.

Physical Description: (5 items)
Box 3

Maxse, Leopold James, 1864-1932.

Physical Description: (1 item)
Box 3

Maxwell, Sir Herbert Eustace, 7th baronet, b.1845.

Physical Description: (1 item)
Box 3

Merrick, Leonard, 1864-1939.

Physical Description: (2 items)
Box 3

Miles, Eustace Hamilton, b.1868.

Physical Description: (1 item)
Box 3

Miller, Ester.

Physical Description: (1 item)
Box 3

Molesworth, Mary Louise (Stewart), 1842-1921.

Physical Description: (12 items)
Box 3

Muddock, Joyce Emerson Preston, b.1843.

Physical Description: (16 items)
Box 3

Neufeld, Charles, 1856-1918.

Physical Description: (6 items)
Box 3

Norris, William Edward, 1847-1925.

Physical Description: (1 item)
Box 3

Northcliffe, Alfred Charles William Harmsworth, 1st viscount, 1865-1922.

Physical Description: (7 items)
Box 3

O'Grady, Standish, 1846-1928.

Physical Description: (2 items)
Box 3

Ollivant, Alfred, 1874-1927.

Physical Description: (12 items)
Box 3

O'Neill, John.

Physical Description: (7 items)
Box 3

Orr, Alexander B.

Physical Description: (57 items)
Box 3

Osbourne, Lloyd, 1868-1947.

Physical Description: (7 items)
Box 3

Oswell, William Edward.

Physical Description: (1 item)
Box 3

Oxenham, John (pseudonym), 1852-1941.

Physical Description: (10 items)
 

P - Z

Box 4

Pall Mall Magazine.

Physical Description: (1 item)
Box 4

Parker, Sir Gilbert, bart., 1862-1932.

Physical Description: (6 items)
Box 4

Parker, Joseph, 1830-1902.

Physical Description: (1 item)
Box 4

Partridge, Sir Bernard, 1861-1945.

Physical Description: (1 item)
Box 4

Paterson, Arthur Henry, 1862-1928.

Physical Description: (1 item)
Box 4

Payn, James, 1830-1898.

Physical Description: (22 items)
Box 4

Pemberton, Sir Max, 1863-1950.

Physical Description: (11 items)
Box 4

Pendleton, John.

Physical Description: (2 items)
Box 4

Pollock, Walter Harries, 1850-1926.

Physical Description: (13 items)
Box 4

Pryce, Richard, 1864-1942.

Physical Description: (1 item)
Box 4

Quiller-Conch, Sir Arthur Thomas, 1863-1944.

Physical Description: (1 item)
Box 4

Reeve, Henry Fenwick, 1854-1920.

Physical Description: (11 items)
Box 4

Rhys, Ernest, 1859-1946.

Physical Description: (12 items)
Box 4

Rideing, William Henry, 1853-1918.

Physical Description: (12 items)
Box 4

Roberts, Morley, b.1857.

Physical Description: (36 items)
Box 4

Seaman, Sir Owen, 1861-1936.

Physical Description: (1 item)
Box 4

Shelley, Henry Charles.

Physical Description: (2 items)
Box 4

Shepperson, Claude Allin.

Physical Description: (2 items)
Box 4

Shorter, Clement King, 1857-1926.

Physical Description: (26 items)
Box 4

Sidgwick, Cecily (Ullmann), d.1934.

Physical Description: (1 item)
Box 4

Sladen, Douglas Brooke Wheelton, 1856-1947.

Physical Description: (6 items)
Box 4

Smith, Elizabeth Thomasina (Meade), d.1914.

Physical Description: (19 items)
Box 4

Spender, John Alfred, 1862-1942.

Physical Description: (1 item)
Box 4

Steel, Mrs. Flora Annie (Webster), 1847-1929.

Physical Description: (8 items)
Box 4

Stewart, John Alexander, 1846-1933.

Physical Description: (3 items)
Box 4

Straight, Sir Douglas.

Physical Description: (2 items)
Box 4

Stodard-Walker, Archibald.

Physical Description: (14 items)
Box 4

Sutcliffe, Halliwell, b.1870.

Physical Description: (4 items)
Box 4

Swan, Myra.

Physical Description: (1 item)
Box 4

Tanqueray, Mrs. Bertram.

Physical Description: (17 items)
Box 4

Teague, John Jessop, 1856-1929.

Physical Description: (10 items)
Box 4

Temple Bar.

Physical Description: (1 item)
Box 4

Tirebuck, William Edward, 1854-1900.

Physical Description: (23 items)
Box 4

Tweedie, Ethel Brilliana (Harley) d. 1940.

Physical Description: (3 items)
Box 4, Folders 1-2

Upward, Allen, 1863-1926

Box 4, Folder 1

1895-1900.

Physical Description: (63 items)
Box 4, Folder 2

1901-1922.

Physical Description: (55 items)
Box 4

Vallings, Harold.

Physical Description: (34 items)
Box 4

Ward, Mary Augusta (Arnold), 1851-1920.

Physical Description: (2 items)
Box 4

Watson, Henry Brereton Marriott, 1863-1921.

Physical Description: (1 item)
Box 4

Williamson, C.M.

Physical Description: (4 items)
Box 4

Yeats-Brown, Francis Charles Claypon, b.1886.

Physical Description: (1 item)
Box 4

Zangwill, Israel, 1864-1926.

Physical Description: (25 items)
Box 4

Zimmern, Helen, 1846-1934.

Physical Description: (3 items)
Box 4

Unidentified.

Physical Description: (6 items)