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Finding Aid for the Majl Ewing collection of Hogarth Press manuscripts, 1920-1923
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Biography
  • Scope and Content
  • Indexing Terms
  • Related Material

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Majl Ewing collection of Hogarth Press manuscripts,
    Date (inclusive): 1920-1923
    Collection number: 1299
    Creator: Ewing, Majl
    Extent: 1 box (0.5 linear ft.)
    Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Department of Special Collections.
    Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
    Abstract: Majl Ewing (1903-1967) was a instructor in English (1930-31), assistant professor (1931-45), associate professor (1945-52) and professor (1953-67) in the UCLA Department of English. He served as chair of the department from 1948-55. He was also a member of the Modern Language Association, and helped found and served as president of Friends of the UCLA Library. The collection consists of manuscript English translations of Russian literature published by the Hogarth Press. Includes typescript and holograph translations by Leonard Woolf, Virginia Woolf, and S.S. Koteliansky.
    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: Open for research. Advance notice required for access. Contact the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.

    Provenance/Source of Acquisition

    Gift of Majl Ewing.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Majl Ewing collection of Hogarth Press manuscripts (Collection 1299). Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles.

    UCLA Catalog Record ID

    UCLA Catalog Record ID: 1218034 

    Biography

    Ewing was born May 24, 1903 in Rochester, Kentucky; BA, University of the South, 1923; MA, Harvard, 1924; Ph.D, University of Virginia, 1929; instructor, University of Minnesota (1924-26); instructor (1926-29) and acting assistant professor (1929-30), University of Virginia; instructor in English (1930-31), assistant professor (1931-45), associate professor (1945-52), and professor (1953-67), Department of English, UCLA; chair of department, 1948-55; member, Modern Language Association; helped found and served as president of Friends of the UCLA Library; member, Board of Trustees of the Southwest Museum and the Los Angeles County Art Museum; publications include: A Guide to Better Writing (1940, with Franklin P. Rolfe and LLewellyn M. Buell) and English Prose of the Romantic Period (1938, with C.F. MacIntyre); died in 1967.

    Scope and Content

    Collection consists of manuscript English translations of Russian literature published by the Hogarth Press. Includes typescript and holograph translations by Leonard Woolf, Virginia Woolf, and S.S. Koteliansky. Contains material related to Maxim Gorky's Reminiscences of Leo Nicolayevitch Tolstoi and Reminiscences of Anton Checkhov, Fyodor Dostoevsky's The Possessed and The Life of a Great Sinner, Vasilii Spiridonov's The Autobiography of Countess Tolstoi, A.B. Goldenveizer's Talks With Tolstoy, Ivan Bunin's The Gentleman from San Francisco and Other Studies, and Paul Biryukov's Tolstoi's Love Letters with a Study on the Autobiographical Elements in Tolstoi's Works.

    Indexing Terms

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

    Subjects

    Ewing, Majl--Archives.
    Woolf, Leonard, 1880-1969.
    Woolf, Virginia, 1882-1941.
    Koteliansky, S.S. (Samuel Solomonovitch), 1880-1955.
    Hogarth Press.
    Literature teachers--United States--Archival resources.

    Genres and Forms of Material

    Manuscripts for publication.

    Related Material

    Majl Ewing literary correspondence and manuscripts collection (Collection 1505).   Available at the Department of Special Collections, UCLA.