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Finding Aid for the Wallace Nethery Papers 1931-2000
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Box 1, Folder 1

Engravings May 23, 1994

Scope and Content Note

Order form for Pall Bohne's "A Miscellany of Thomas Bewick's Engravings" and letter from Bohne to Nethery.
Box 1, Folder 2

Frank Baxter 1958-1963

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence from Frank Baxter to Nethery about Charles Lamb and Nethery's books. Also newspaper clippings about Baxter.
Box 1, Folder 3

Rounce & Coffin Club -- Beatrice Warde 1932, 1962-1973

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence from Beatrice Warde, Bill Conway, and James Weygand.
Box 1, Folder 4

Saul & Lillian Marks -- Plantin Press 1975

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence from Lillian Marks and Reverend Francis J. Weber about the passing of Saul Marks. Also included are three copies of a memorial pamphlet about Saul Marks.
Box 1, Folder 5

The American Book Collector 1959-1968

Scope and Content Note

Includes correspondence from various individuals about Nethery's articles in the Amrican Book Collector. Also includes three issues of the American Book Collector: vol. 14, nos. 2 and 3 and vol. 12, no. 6.
Box 1, Folder 6

Western Books Awards 1960-1994

Scope and Content Note

Includes two letters and five awards of merit from Western Books Exhibitions hosted by the Rounce & Coffin Club. One letter (1960) from Edwin Carpenter informs Nethery his book on Charles Lamb was not picked for the exhibition. The other letter (1966) from Carey Bliss informs Nethery his book was picked for the exhibition. Awards of Merit are included for the following books: "Charles Lamb: Bibliophile" (1966), "Max & G.K.C" (1986), "The Second Lady Beerbohm" (1988), "A Visit with Dr. R" (1989), and "A Dissertation on Gravity" (1994).
Box 1, Folder 7

Miniature Books 1992-2000

Scope and Content Note

Includes a bibliography of books printed by Wallace Nethery, not including his 42 miniature books. (The miniature books are detailed in John Class's compilation "The Miniature Books Printed by Wallace Nethery" in Miniature Book Society Newsletter, New Series No. 31, October 1996, p. 7-11.) Also includes catalogs, lists, and correspondence about miniature books -- many by Nethery. Some letters are in Dutch and most of the letters are addressed to Corry, Wallace Nethery's wife.
Box 1, Folder 8

Correspondence misc -- miniature books, etc 1976-1992

Scope and Content Note

Includes correspondence from various individuals about Nethery's books, and a selection of Christmas cards sent to the Netherys. Some letters are in German.
Box 1, Folder 9

Max Beerbohm miscellaneous ca. 1967-1997

Scope and Content Note

Includes primarily newspaper and magazine clippings about Max Beerbohm from various sources, including the New Yorker magazine. Some articles are in German.
Box 1, Folder 10

Chesterton ca. 1930, 1980-1994

Scope and Content Note

Includes correspondence to and from the Chesterton Review, a copy of "Max and G.K.C" by Nethery, a copy of "Mr. Chesterton Indulges in Autobiograpy", and a photocopy of "The Paradoxes of Mr Pond: Pond the Pantaloon" by Chesterton. (G.K.C. is Gilbert Keith Chesterton.)
Box 1, Folder 11

Photocopies of Max's drawings and letters

Scope and Content Note

Includes photocopies of title pages of some books of Beerbohm's, and photocopies of letters written by Beerbohm.
Box 1, Folder 12

Dawson's Book Shop -- miniature books 1966, 1989-1998

Scope and Content Note

Includes a few catalogs of miniature books from Dawson's Book Shop, articles about miniature books, and a copy of a speech given by Glen Dawson in 1989 called "Adventures in Miniature Books" about his own life and experiences with miniature books.
Box 1, Folder 13

In Search of Max Beerbohm ca. 1984

Scope and Content Note

A typed manuscript with handwritten notes and edits for the miniature book "In Search of Max Beerbohm" by Wallace and Corry Nethery.
Box 1, Folder 14

Max & G.K.C. 1984-1985

Scope and Content Note

Includes multiple drafts of typed manuscripts for "Max and G.K.C." and correspondence about the article.
Box 1, Folder 15

Meditations of a Refugee, The Queen's Dolls' House, etc 1984-1986

Scope and Content Note

Includes letters to Nethery from Clarence House and the Lord Chamberlain's Office at St. James's Palace regarding miniature books and Queen Mary's Dolls House. (Nethery was invited to Windsor Castle to view a miniature Beerbohm; he later published his own copy of the book and gave a copy to the Queen.) Also includes a souvenir book and articles about the doll house, and a copy of "Meditations of a Refugee" by Beerbohm (about pretending to go to the doll house).
Box 1, Folder 16

The Second Lady Beerbohm -- notes, photocopies, Berlin & Marbach

Scope and Content Note

Includes notes and photocopies of letters about Max Beerbohm and his former secretary Elisabeth Jungmann who he married shortly before his death. Some notes and letters are in German.
Box 1, Folder 17

The Second Lady Beerbohm -- correspondence 1985-1991

Scope and Content Note

Includes correspondence to and from Wallace and Corry Nethery about Elisabeth Jungmann. Letters are primarily to and from Eva Reichmann (a sister of Elisabeth), and Kenneth Rose. Some letters are in Dutch and German.
Box 2, Folder 1

Elisabeth Jungmann -- misc. hauptmann -- binding c.s ca. 1980-1990

Scope and Content Note

Notes, newspaper clippings, and articles primarily in German relating to Elisabeth Jungmann, Rudolf Binding, and Gerhart Hauptmann.
Box 2, Folder 2

The Second Lady Beerbohm -- text ca. 1987

Scope and Content Note

Includes typed drafts with annotations and edits of "The Second Lady Beerbohm" by Corry Nethery. Copies are in various stages of editing, and one copy is annotated by Eva Reichmann.
Box 2, Folder 3

Schiller-Nationalmuseum Staatsbibliothek Preussischer Kulturbesitz; re: Second Lady Beerbohm 1986

Scope and Content Note

Includes notes, letters, photocopies for the Netherys' research into Elisabeth Jungmann. Also includes information about the Staatsbibliothek in Berlin, and reader cards for the Netherys. Most of the material is in German.
Box 2, Folder 4

Photographs, cuts; Max, Elis. Jungmann; re: Second Lady Beerbohm photos ca. 1931

Scope and Content Note

Includes prints of photographs of Elisabeth Jungmann with notes towards "The Second Lady Beerbohm".
Box 2, Folder 5

Beach-la-Mar

Scope and Content Note

Includes a heavily edited draft with bibliography of "Beach-La-Mar" by Wallace Nethery. Beach-La-Mar (also known as Bislama) is a creole language spoken on Vanuatu in the South Pacific (also previously known as Melanesia).
Box 2, Folder 6

Las Colondrinas

Scope and Content Note

Drawings by Margaret Class.
Box 2, Folder 7

A Dissertation on Gravity 1992-1993

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence with help for writing "A Dissertation on Gravity" and letters sent in praise of its publication. "A Dissertation on Gravity" relates to the town of Gravity, Iowa.
Box 2, Folder 8

Grandmother in Peace & War 1993-1994

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence praising Nethery's miniature book "Grandmother in Peace & War" about his grandmother.
Box 2, Folder 9

The Poet & His Books 1994

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence to Nethery praising his printing of Max Beerbohm's "The Poet and His Books".
Box 2, Folder 10

Little Books & Big Men ca. 1994

Scope and Content Note

Handwritten drafts of "Little Books and Big Men" by Nethery, also titled "Big Authors and Little Books" in the notes.
Box 2, Folder 11

Pastorale 1997

Scope and Content Note

Includes a handwritten draft, a typed draft, and copies of the layout for "Pastorale", the last miniature book Nethery wrote. He died in the middle of printing it; his wife printed it in his honor. Also included is correspondence to Corry praising the book and consoling her on the loss of her husband.
Box 2, Folder 12

Charles Lamb Society (bulletin) 1958-1996

Scope and Content Note

Includes correspondence and papers related to the Charles Lamb Society. Also includes articles Nethery wrote in the Charles Lamb Society Bulletin. Correspondence includes letters sent to and from Nethery to members of the Society, as well as a few letters between Corry Nethery and David Wickham (chairman of the Society) after Nethery's death.
Box 2, Folder 13

Charles Lamb Collection (Dawson) -- Lamb in America 1994

Scope and Content Note

Includes correspondence about the sale of Nethery's collection of Charles Lamb materials through Dawson's Book Shop. Also includes a list of books in the Nethery's collection of Lamb materials.
Box 2, Folder 14

Charles Lamb: Mr. H. in America, or, Anonymus redivivus / by Wallace Nethery 1955-1956, 1998

Scope and Content Note

Includes correspondence and copies of pages from "Mr. H in America, or, Anonymus Redivivus", as well as photograph negatives for two pages in the book.
Box 2, Folder 15

Charles Lamb Bibliophile ca. 1965

Scope and Content Note

Includes copies of a catalog from Dawson's Book Shop and typed notes regarding "Charles Lamb: Bibliophile", Nethery's first miniature book. Also contains hand-drawn mock-ups for "Charles Lamb: Bibliophile."
Box 2, Folder 16

Lamb & Poe 1953, 1958, 1970-1971

Scope and Content Note

Includes a copy of the article "Poe and Charles Lamb" in the Poe Newsletter (1970). Also includes correspondence to Nethery about Charles Lamb and Poe.
Box 2, Folder 17

The Pioneer & Charles Lamb 1958-1959

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence regarding "The Pioneer and Charles Lamb".
Box 2, Folder 18

Lamb's Town & Country ca. 1980-1983

Scope and Content Note

Includes notes and ephemera related to Hertfordshire (England) for use in researching and writing "Charles Lamb's Town and Country Revisited".
Box 2, Folder 19

Charles Lamb in America to 1848 1963-1964, 1974

Scope and Content Note

Includes correspondence for the publication of, and handwritten manuscript pages of "Charles Lamb in America to 1848". Also includes advertisements for the sale of the miniature book.
Box 2, Folder 20

Eliana Americana 1958-1972

Scope and Content Note

Includes correspondence praising "Eliana Americana" by Nethery, as well as advertisements for the book, and a registration to claim copyright certificate for the book.
Box 2, Folder 21

A Victorian Idyll; Robert Balmanno and Mary Cowden Clarke

Scope and Content Note

Includes primarily photocopies of correspondence between Robert Balmanno and Mary Cowden Clarke (ca. 1825-1852). Presumably used in the writing of "A Victorian Idyll", a miniature book by Nethery.
Box 2, Folder 22

Note on Emma Isola 1953

Scope and Content Note

Include a letter from Ernest C. Ross and a letter from French Fogle regarding the relationship of Charles Lamb and Emma Isola. (Lamb adopted Emma Isola, an orphan.)
Box 3, Folder 1

Charles Lamb to Janus Weathercock 1962

Scope and Content Note

Includes a typed copy and a printed copy of an article in Notes & Queries titled "Charles Lamb to Janus Weathercock".
Box 3, Folder 2

Midnight Darlings on Broadway ca. 1959-1960

Scope and Content Note

Includes a letter and two pages about "Midnight Darlings on Broadway" by Nethery. Also includes an envelope of what appear to be book plates reading "Midnight Darlings on Broadway".
Box 3, Folder 3

Witches & Other Night-Fears 1968-1969

Scope and Content Note

Includes three letters praising Nethery on his printing of Charles Lamb's "Witches & Other Night-Fears".
Box 3, Folder 4

Charles Lamb / Potgieter Translation (Dutch) 1961-1962

Scope and Content Note

Includes notes in Dutch and a photocopy of a Dutch translation of Lamb, "Proeven van een Humorist".
Box 3, Folder 5

Edwin W. Marrs -- The Letters of Charles & Mary Lamb 1967, 1975

Scope and Content Note

Includes letters from Marrs about letters of Charles Lamb to include in his book; a description of the book's effort is also included.
Box 3, Folder 6

Charles Lamb misc. 1834-1835, 1958-1976, 1983

Scope and Content Note

Includes articles and letters about Charles and Mary Lamb, also included are two issues of the New York Mirror (1834-5) with articles about Lamb.
Box 3, Folder 7

Wallace Nethery misc. 1938, 1956-1975, 1994

Scope and Content Note

Includes correspondence from various individuals to Nethery, two photographs of Nethery (1976 and 1990), membership certificates, and Nethery's annual contract (1972 and 1975) for his post at the University of Southern California. Also includes a preliminary inventory of a Wallace Nethery Collection (accession #199606.02) donated by Corry Nethery to USC (though not found via USC's catalog).
Box 3, Folder 8

Wallace Nethery misc writing 1988

Scope and Content Note

Includes a typed copy and tentative front page of a book that does not appear to have been published: "Max Beerbohm: Three Letters to Grant Richards" (1988), including a foreward, three letters from Beerbohm to Richards, and notes on the three letters. Includes a letter from Rupert Hart-Davis relaying the news that one letter for the book is held in copyright and not likely able to be reprinted. Includes notes about Thoreau and Lamb, an edited typed copy of "Letter on Charles Lamb & America by a Friend of Elia", and a "Biblio-Index of American Publications Relating to Charles Lamb 1805-18468". Also includes many pages of handwritten notes for use in various miniature books of Nethery's.
Box 3, Folder 9

Letters from William James to W.T. Harris (The Personalist) 1968

Scope and Content Note

Includes a copy of "Pragmatist to Publisher: Letters of William James to W.T. Harris" edited by Wallace Nethery from the 1968 volume of The Personalist.
Box 3, Folder 10

Big E -- James Michener 1995

Scope and Content Note

Includes a copy of a newspaper article from the July 4, 1995 Los Angeles Times entitled "Perspectives on World War II: Sea Battles for the Ages" by James Michener. Also includes a photocopy of a letter from Nethery to the editor of the Times with his comments about the article and makes note about disputes in the facts of a battle.
Box 3, Folder 11

Retirement -- June '76 1976

Scope and Content Note

Includes cards and letters sent to Nethery congratulating him on his retirement from the University of Southern California.
Box 3, Folder 12

Wallace Nethery bibliography and biography

Scope and Content Note

Includes multiple bibliographies of books published by Wallace Nethery. Also includes a short biography about Nethery written by Muir Dawson in 1998.
Box 3, Folder 13

Wallace Nethery -- articles about W.N & reviews (Charles Lamb) 1934, 1960-1984

Scope and Content Note

Includes a page from the Clock Tower (a Union College publication) with a blurb about Nethery's graduation and a picture (1934). Includes many newspaper clippings about Nethery's work at USC and his miniature books. Also includes a letter from CBS Radio thanking Nethery for appearing on "This is Los Angeles".
Box 3, Folder 14

Massimo Bacigalupo 1991-1995

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence from Massimo Bacigalupo (primarily yearly Christmas letters about the family and cards), friends of the Netherys.
Box 3, Folder 15

Ann Bahar 1987-1988

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence from Ann Bahar to Corry and Wallace Nethery; primarily about miniature books and the Beerbohm book the Netherys made for the Queen Ann's Dolls House.
Box 3, Folder 16

Tom & Charlotte Smith -- Tamazunchale Press 1987-1992

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence from Tom and Charlotte Smith to Wallce and Corry Nethery about the exchange and printing of miniature books. The Smiths operated the Tamazunchale Press.
Box 3, Folder 17

George L. Barnett 1960-1976

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence to Wallce Nethery from George Barnett regarding Charles Lamb.
Box 3, Folder 18

Mark Samuels Lasner 1986-1988

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence from Mark Lasner to the Netherys regarding Max Beerbohm.
Box 3, Folder 19

Aidan Mackey 1984-1996

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence from Aidan Mackey to the Netherys; some are personal letters, others are general letters for the G.K. Chesterton Study Centre (Mackey was the administrator).
Box 4, Folder 1-16

Photocopied letters relating to Elisabeth Jungmann ca. 1933-1960, 2007

Scope and Content Note

These folders include photocopies of letters primarily to and from Elisabeth Jungmann. Some letters are between mutual friends of hers. Letters are in English and German. Also included is a photocopy of a memorial for Jungmann (folder 16), and her work history (folder 6). Also included is a letter from Corry Nethery to Bruce Whiteman describing the donated photocopies -- "primarily from the Staatsbibliothek Preussischer Kulturbesitz in Berlin, some from the Deutsches Literaturarchiv in the Schiller National Museum in Marbach, and a few sent to [the Netherys] by Mark Samuels Lasner."
Box 4

George Hoyningen-Huene brochure 1970

Scope and Content Note

A brochure about George Hoyningen-Huene (fashion photographer) after a collection was received by USC's Doheny Library and an exhibit was put on at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. The brochure was edited by Wallace Nethery.