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Finding Aid for the Collection of Material About Eden Phillpotts, 1890-1960
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Biography
  • Scope and Content
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Collection of Material About Eden Phillpotts,
    Date (inclusive): 1890-1960
    Collection number: 651
    Extent: 8 boxes (4.0 linear ft.)
    Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Department of Special Collections.
    Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
    Abstract: Eden Phillpotts (1862-1960) published over 250 works including some 150 novels plus poems, essays, plays, short stories, and mysteries. The collection consists of about 900 letters from Phillpotts to his literary agent, W. Morris Coles, various publishers, and to friends and admirers, as well as signed publishers agreements, corrected manuscripts, and clippings.
    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], Collection of Material About Eden Phillpotts (Collection 651). Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles.

    Biography

    Phillpotts was born on November 4, 1862 in Mount Aboo, Rajputana, India; attended private school in Plymouth, England; worked as a clerk for Sun Fire Insurance Company, London; published over 250 works including some 150 novels plus poems, essays, plays, short stories, and mysteries; best known as author of the play, The Farmer's Wife (1916); his works were often based on life in the west of England, particularly Devon; published works include the Dartmoor novel series and the Human boy series; he died on December 29, 1960 at Broad Clyst, near Exeter, Devon, England.

    Scope and Content

    Collection consists of about 900 letters from Phillpotts to his literary agent, W. Morris Coles, various publishers, and to friends and admirers, as well as signed publishers agreements, corrected manuscripts, and clippings. Includes a letter from Phillpotts to Clarence Darrow and letters from Arnold Bennett to Phillpotts. Manuscripts include an appreciative essay of Phillpotts' novels, a draft introduction to the Widecombe edition of Phillpotts' novels, The Price of Milly Bassett, and the play, The Secret Women, by Phillpotts.

    Expanded Scope and Content

    The Eden Phillpotts Collection contains about 900 letters from Phillpotts to W. Morris Coles, his literary agent, and two file boxes of correspondence from Coles to Phillpotts' various publishers.
    In addition to this there are smaller groups of letters to friends and admirers, signed publishers' agreements, corrected manuscripts and clippings.
    This collection of papers supplements the collection of printed works by Phillpotts housed in this department.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    Phillpotts, Eden, 1862-1960--Correspondence.
    Authors, English--20th century--Archival resources.
    Manuscripts for publication.