Scope and Content Note
The notebook consists of Craig's annotated proof copy of Shaw's introductory essay to the Terry-Shaw correspondence. In it,
Craig responds to a number of specific claims made in Shaw's preface. This item is also noteworthy for containing a complete
copy of the rare Shaw proof; this proof is usually identified by the title Very private: preface to be attached to the correspondence
of Ellen Terry and Bernard Shaw should it ever be published. At the top of the first page of the proof, "private, of course,
except to trusted friends" has been written in red ink (apparently in Shaw's hand) and "E.G.C. 7.9.29" has been written in
black ink (this proof lacks a formal title page). The notebook is composed of 47 leaves with 4 leaves of notes lain in; 1
newspaper article ("William Archer's Advice to G.B.S." from News Chronicle, June 2, 1931) lain in; and 1 article ("G.B.S.
Letters to Ellen Terry" from Daily Express, April 8, 1930) tipped in. Craig makes reference to both of these articles in "A
Plea to G. B. S."