Finding Aid for the Majl Ewing collection of Hogarth Press manuscripts, 1920-1923

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UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections
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Box 951575
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575
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Finding Aid for the Majl Ewing collection of Hogarth Press manuscripts, 1920-1923

Collection number: 1299

UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections

Manuscripts Division



Los Angeles, CA

Contact Information

  • Manuscripts 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
  • URL: http://www.library.ucla.edu/libraries/special/scweb/
Processed by:
Manuscripts Division staff, 13 April 1994
Encoded by:
Caroline Cubé
Online finding aid edited by:
Josh Fiala, June 2002
© 2000 The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

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.

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.

Container List

Box 1, Folders 1-3

Material related to Maxim Gorky's Reminiscences of Leo Nicolayevitch Tolstoi. 1920

Scope and Content Note

Authorized translation from Russian by S.S. Koteliansky and Leonard Woolf. Richmond, The Hogarth Press.
Box 1, Folder 1

Reminiscences of Leo Nicolayevitch Tolstoi. Authorized translation from Russian. n.p. n.d.

Creator/Collector: Gorky, Maxim
Physical Description: 61 leaves. 20 × 25.5 c.m. Manuscript.

Scope and Content Note

English translation by S.S. Koteliansky and Leonard Woolf in Virginia Woolf's hand with corrections by her.
Pages 3-28, Gorky's notes re Tolstoi, ca. 1900-1901; Page [1]-32, "[M. Gorky's letter to a friend]. A letter," written in 1910.
Box 1, Folder 2

[Reminiscences of Leo Nicolayevitch Tolstoi] n.p. n.d.

Creator/Collector: [Gorky, Maxim]
Physical Description: 7 leaves. 20.2 × 25. cm. Manuscript.

Scope and Content Note

Corrections and additions to the manuscript are in Virginia Woolf's hand. Pages 1-2 appear on pages 10-12 of the printed work, section III. Page 3 (there are two pages numbered 3) appears on page 31-32, section XXXIA. Pages 3, 4, and 7 do not appear in this form in the printed work.
Box 1, Folder 3

[Reminiscences of Leo Nicolayevitch Tolstoi] n.p. n.d.

Creator/Collector: Gorky, Maxim
Physical Description: 33 leaves. 21.5 × 33.5 cm. Typescript.

Scope and Content Note

Russian typescript [? - Majl Ewing's note on wrapper] with corrections by Leonard and Virginia Woolf.
Box 1, Folder 4

Material related to Reminiscences of Anton Checkhov by Maxim Gorky, Alexander Kuprin and I.A. Bunin. 1921

Scope and Content Note

Translated by S.S. Koteliansky and Leonard Woolf. New York. B.W. Huebsch, Inc.
Box 1, Folder 4

To Tchekhov's memory. n.p. n.d.

Creator/Collector: Kuprin, Alexander
Physical Description: 34 leaves. 20 × 25 cm. Manuscript.

Scope and Content Note

English translation by S.S. Koteliansky and Leonard Woolf, in Virginia Woolf's hand with corrections by her, mostly in purple ink. This appears on pp. 29-87 in the printed work. This did not appear in the Hogarth Press edition.
Box 1, Folders 5-8

Material related to the Note-books of Anton Tchekhov Together with Reminiscences of Tchekhov by Maxim Gorky. 1921

Scope and Content Note

Translated by S.S. Koteliansky and Leonard Woolf. Richmond, The Hogarth Press.
Box 1, Folder 5

Themes, thoughts, notes, fragments. n.p. n.d.

Creator/Collector: Tchekhov, Anton
Physical Description: 14 leaves. 20.2. × 25.2 cm. Manuscript.

Scope and Content Note

In Virginia's Woolf's hand with corrections by her in purple ink.
Box 1, Folder 6

Part II. Anton Tchekhov's note-book. (1894-1904)n.p. n.d.

Physical Description: 68 leaves. Manuscript.

Scope and Content Note

Written on two sizes of paper: title page - p. 5, 20.2 × 25.2 cm.; p. 6-68, 21 × 27 cm.
In Virginia Woolf's hand with corrections by her.
Box 1, Folder 7

Anton Pavlovitch Tchekhov. A biographical outline. By Michael Tchekhov. n.p. n.d.

Creator/Collector: [Tchekhov, Michael]
Physical Description: 78 leaves. 20 × 25.2 cm. Manuscript.

Scope and Content Note

  • [I], 1880-1887. p. [1]-18.
  • II, 1888-1889. p. [1]-18.
  • III, 1890-1891. p. [1]-8.
  • IV, 1892-1896. p. [1]-10.
  • V, 1897-1899. p. [1]-10.
  • VI, 1900-1904. p. [1]-6.
In Virginia Woolf's hand with corrections by Leonard Woolf in pencil. Parts I, III, IV, V, and VI are sewn with thread in the upper left corner.
Box 1, Folder 8

Bibliographical note, chronological index (not complete) of A. Tchekhov's work. n.p. n.d.

Physical Description: 9 leaves. 20 × 25.5 cm. Manuscript.

Scope and Content Note

In Virginia Woolf's hand.
Box 1, Folders 9-17

Material related to Dostoevsky's Stavrogin's Confession and The Life of a Great Sinner. 1922

Scope and Content Note

Translated by S.S. Koteliansky and Virginia Woolf. Richmond, The Hogarth Press.
Box 1, Folder 9

I) Stavrogin's Confession. II. The plan of The Life of A Great Sinner. With introductory and explanatory notes. Translated by S.S. Koteliansky and Virginia Woolf. [Published (for the first time) by the Central Archives.] Moscow. 1922

Creator/Collector: Dostoevsky, Fyodor Mikhailovitch
Physical Description: 9 leaves. Manuscript.

Scope and Content Note

Preliminary plan for the Hogarth press edition, including title page, table of contents, F.M. Dostoevsky's new Note Books: Note by the Russian Government, and brief descriptions of the content of the Hogarth Press edition, all in Virginia Woolf's hand.
Written on two sizes of paper: I, III-VIII, 21.5 × 26.8 cm.; II, IX, XI, 20 × 25 cm.
Box 1, Folder 10

Stavrogin's Confession. (The unpublished Chapter IX of The Possessed [with] At Tickhon's. n.p. ca. 1922

Creator/Collector: [Dostoevsky, Fyodor Mikhailovitch]
Physical Description: 44 leaves. Manuscript.

Scope and Content Note

English translation by S.S. Koteliansky and Virginia Woolf in her hand with corrections throughout by her in purple ink. An early draft with numerous changes when compared with the printed item.
Written on two sizes of paper: pp. 1-8, 17-43, 20 × 25 cm.; pp. 9-16, 21.8 × 27.7 cm.
With a note by Majl Ewing, "This is the complete Hogarth Press book - ME."
Box 1, Folder 11

Stavrogin's Confession. Three hitherto unpublished chapters of the novel The Possessed. This version is taken from the book: F.M. Dostoevsky. Published by the Central Publication Department of the Russian Soviet Government. Moscow. 1922

Creator/Collector: Dostoevsky, Fyodor Mikhailovitch
Physical Description: 51 leaves. 20.4 × 25.2 cm. Manuscript.

Scope and Content Note

English translation by S.S. Koteliansky and Virginia Woolf in her hand, with corrections throughout by Leonard Woolf in purple ink. on the title page, The Demon and [The Possessed] have been crossed out.
Single "Leonard Woolf/Hogarth House/Paradise Road/Richmond" in purple ink in lower left corner of the title page. Majl Ewing has added a penciled note underneath, "This is LW's script."
Box 1, Folder 12

[Stavrogin's meeting with Tikhon] n.p.. n.d.

Creator/Collector: [Dostoevsky, Fyodor Mikhailovitch]
Physical Description: 5 leaves. 20.2 × 25.3 cm. Manuscript.

Scope and Content Note

English translation by S.S. Koteliansky and Virginia Woolf of a portion of Stavrogin's meeting with Tikhon in Virginia Woolf's hand with corrections in purple ink. This appears on pages 78-83 of Stavrogin's confession, considerably changed from page 81 to the end of the chapter.
Box 1, Folder 13

Plan of the novel, The life of a great sinner. (from F.M.D.'s Note Books in the Central Archive.) n.p. n.d.

Creator/Collector: Dostoevsky, Fyodor Mikhailovitch
Physical Description: 27 leaves. 20.3 × 25.2 cm. Typescript(carbon).

Scope and Content Note

S.S. Koteliansky's English translation with numerous revisions throughout in Virginia Woolf's hand in purple ink.
Box 1, Folder 14

Plan of the novel, The life of a great sinner. (from F.M.D.'s Note Books in the Central Archive.) n.p. n.d.

Creator/Collector: Dostoevsky, Fyodor Mikhailovitch
Physical Description: 24 leaves. 20.2 × 25.3 cm. Manuscript.

Scope and Content Note

English translation by S.S. Koteliansky and Virginia Woolf in Virginia Woolf's hand with numerous corrections by her in purple and black ink.
Box 1, Folder 15

Stavrogin's meeting with Tikhon. From F.M. Dostoevsky's note-books. n.p. n.d.

Creator/Collector: Friche, V.
Physical Description: 5 leaves. 21.5 × 26.8 cm. Manuscript.

Scope and Content Note

Friche's explanatory notes regarding the unpublished chapters of The Possessed appeared in the edition published by the Russian Government according to the Translator's Note. The English translation by S.S. Koteliansky and Virginia Woolf is in her hand with corrections by her in purple ink. It appears on pp. 177-123 in the printed work.
Box 1, Folder 16

Introduction to the unpublished chapter of The Possessed. (Version belonging to the Poushkin House of the Russian Academy of Sciences.) Published N18 "Bylaye," 1922. By V. Komaritch. n.p. n.d.

Creator/Collector: Komaritch, V.
Physical Description: 13 leaves. 20.2 × 25.3 cm. Manuscript.

Scope and Content Note

English translation by S.S. Koteliansky and Virginia Woolf in her hand with corrections throughout by her in purple ink. It appears on pp. 127-144 in the printed work.
Box 1, Folder 17

Introductory note to The Life of A Great Sinner The unfulfilled idea. n.p. n.d.

Creator/Collector: Brodsky, N.
Physical Description: 15 leaves. Manuscript.

Scope and Content Note

English translation by S.S. Koteliansky and Virginia Woolf in her hand with corrections throughout by her in purple ink. It appears on pp. 147-169 in the printed work.
Written on two sizes of paper: t.p., 20.2 × 25.6 cm., ; pp. 1-14, 21.6 × 26.9 cm.
Box 1, Folders 18-19

Material related to The Autobiography of Countess Tolstoi. 1922

Scope and Content Note

With preface and notes by Vasilii Spiridonov. Translated by S.S. Koteliansky and Leonard Woolf. Richmond, The Hogarth Press.
Box 1, Folder 18

[Notes for preface and appendices for The Autobiography of Countess Tolstoi?] n.p. n.d.

Creator/Collector: [Spiridonov., Vasilii?]
Physical Description: 12 leaves. 20 × 25 cm. Manuscript.

Scope and Content Note

Manuscript is in Virginia Woolf's hand with corrections by her in purple ink as well as some by Leonard Woolf. This describes the disposition of Leo Tolstoi's manuscripts and the rift between Tolstoi and his wife, Sophie.
Box 1, Folder 19

LNT's will written in his diary. n.p. n.d.

Physical Description: 4 leaves. 21.7 × 28 cm. Manuscript.

Scope and Content Note

English translation in Virginia Woolf's hand with corrections by her in purple ink. With a note in the upper right corner of p. [1], "Taken from Tolstovsky Yerhezodnia for 1912."
With this is a single leaf numbered 6 regarding a manuscript with additional material for Sophie Tolstoi's autobiography. This appears on pp. 15-16 in the preface by Vasilii Spiridonov in the Hogarth Press edition. It is in Virginia Woolf's hand with corrections by Leonard Woolf in purple ink.
Box 1, Folders 20-21

Material related to Talks with Tolstoi by A.B. Goldenveizer. 1923

Scope and Content Note

Translated by S.S. Koteliansky and Virginia Woolf. Richmond, The Hogarth Press.
Box 1, Folder 20

[ Talks with Tolstoy. Introductory note and text] n.p. n.d.

Creator/Collector: [Goldenveizer, A.B.]
Physical Description: 258 leaves. 20 × 25.2 cm. Manuscript.

Scope and Content Note

English translation by S.S. Koteliansky and Virginia Woolf in Virginia Woolf's hand with corrections by her in purple ink. This version heavily revised and annotated.
Box 1, Folder 21

Talks with Tolstoy. by A.B. Goldenveizer. Translated by S.S. Koteliansky and Virginia Woolf. Published by Leonard and Virginia Woolf at the Hogarth Press, Richmond. 1923

Creator/Collector: Goldenveizer, A.B.
Physical Description: 154 leaves. 20.4 × 26.1 cm. Typescript(carbon).

Scope and Content Note

English translation by S.S. Koteliansky and Virginia Woolf in Virginia Woolf's hand with corrections by Leonard Woolf. pp. 1-24, and Virginia Woolf, pp. 25-152, all in purple ink.
On the title page is a penciled note, "To be addressed to Mr. S.S. Koteliansky, 5, Acacia Rd., St. John's Wood, London, NW 8."
Box 1, Folders 22-23

Material related to Tolstoi's Love Letters with a Study on the Autobiographical Elements in Tolstoi's Works by Paul Biryukov. 1923

Scope and Content Note

Translated from the Russian by S.S. Koteliansky and Virginia Woolf. Richmond, The Hogarth Press.
Box 1, Folder 22

Leo N. Tolstoi's letters to his fiancee. 1921

Creator/Collector: [Tolstoi, Leo]
Physical Description: 93 leaves. 20.3 × 25.3 cm. Manuscript.

Scope and Content Note

Published for the first time in Chapter X of Paul Biryukov's "Biography of Leo N. Tolstoi," (in Russian) (Vol. A. Third Edition, Berlin, 1921).
English translation by S.S. Koteliansky and Virginia Woolf in her hand, heavily corrected by her in purple ink, and with a few corrections by Leonard Woolf, also in purple ink.
Box 1, Folder 23

Autobiographical traits in L.N. Tolstoy's works by Paul Biryukov. n.p. n.d.

Creator/Collector: Biryukov, Paul
Physical Description: 86 leaves. 20 × 25.2 cm. Manuscript.

Scope and Content Note

English translation by S.S. Koteliansky and Virginia Woolf in her hand with corrections throughout by her in purple ink. This manuscript is heavily revised and corrected, and includes a page of corrections for text and another for the essay. Appears on pp. 73-134 in the printed work.
Box 1, Folder 24

Material related to The Gentleman from San Francisco and Other Stories by Ivan Alekseevich Bunin, Richmond, The Hogarth Press. 1922

Box 1, Folder 24

Gentle breathing. n.p. n.d.

Creator/Collector: [Bunin, Ivan Alekseevich, 1870-1953]
Physical Description: 7 leaves. 20 × 25.4 cm. Typescript(carbon).

Scope and Content Note

With corrections by Virginia Woolf in purple ink. This is one of the short stories which appeared in The Gentleman from San Francisco and Other Stories.