Guide to the William Somerset Maugham collection, 1921-1979 (inclusive), 1921-1958 (bulk) M0013

Department of Special Collections and University Archives
Stanford University Libraries
557 Escondido Mall
Stanford, California, 94305-6064
Repository email: speccollref@stanford.edu
1999


Title: William Somerset Maugham collection,
Identifier/Call Number: M0013
Contributing Institution: Department of Special Collections and University Archives
Language of Material: English
Physical Description: 2.5 Linear feet (600 items).
Date (bulk): Bulk, 1921-1958
Date (inclusive): 1921-1979
creator: Alanson, Bertram E., 1877-1958
creator: Maugham, W. Somerset (William Somerset), 1874-1965

General note

All letters are from W. Somerset Maugham to Bertram Alanson in San Francisco unless otherwise noted.

General note

Boxes 1,2,2b 3: copy of The Trembling of a Leaf

Biographical Note

Bertram E. Alanson was born January 8, 1877 in San Francisco, California. He was an investment broker and served as President of the San Francisco Stock Exchange. Alanson was a personal friend of Maugham as well as his stockbroker. He collected first editions of Maugham's work and other materials about Maugham. Alanson died May 25, 1958.
William Somerset Maugham was born in Paris, France January 25, 1874. He studied medicine, but gave it up for literature. He wrote short stories, essays, and novels. He died in Nice, France December 15, 1965.

Scope Note

This collection consists mainly of W. Somerset Maugham's correspondence with Bertram Alanson, dating from 1921 through 1958 when Alanson died. Alanson was Maugham's investment consultant, but more importantly he was Maugham's friend. The letters are very revealing about Maugham's activities, his philosophy, his works.
There is additional correspondence to Alanson; some concerning Maugham and some are written by members of Maugham's family.

Preferred Citation:

[Identification of item] William Somerset Maugham collection, M0013, Dept. of Special Collections, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, Calif.

Provenance:

Gift of Bertram E. Alanson, 1957 and 1958.

Publication Rights:

Property rights reside with the repository. Literary rights reside with the creators of the documents or their heirs. To obtain permission to publish or reproduce, please contact the Public Services Librarian of the Dept. of Special Collections.

Access Restrictions:

None.

Box 1, Folder 1

1921-1924

Physical Description: 21 letters
 

1. S. S. Wolverine State, Pacific Mail S.S.G.” [1921] February 26 “

Physical Description: ANS 1p. + envelope

Scope and Contents note

Thank you for stay in San Francisco.
 

2. Singapore 1921 April 25

Physical Description: TLS 2pp.

Scope and Contents note

Excursions in the jungle, infant daughter.
 

3. Hotel Sanatorium Tosari [India] 1921 August 23

Physical Description: TLS 2pp.

Scope and Contents note

San Francisco, German films, WSM had been hoping to write pictures, Malay cruise.
 

4. Garoet 1921 November 18

Physical Description: ALS 2pp. (2)

Scope and Contents note

Dedication of The Trembling of a Leaf.
 

5. [London] [1922] January 28

Physical Description: ALS 4pp. + envelope

Scope and Contents note

Legal problems.
 

6. [London] [1922] July 25

Physical Description: ALS 4pp. + envelope

Scope and Contents note

Going to N. Y. for play of “East of Suez”.
 

7. Upper Burma 1922 October 25

Physical Description: TLS 1p.

Scope and Contents note

Pony trip from Mandalay to Bangkok, story in Christmas Good Housekeeping.
 

8. Shanghai 1923 March 8

Physical Description: TNS 1p.

Scope and Contents note

Will be sailing to Vancouver, B.C., wants reservations at St. Francis in San Francisco.
 

9. Hollywood 1923 April 30

Physical Description: TLS ANS

Scope and Contents note

San Francisco, rodeo.
 

10. New York [1923] May 8

Physical Description: ALS 4pp. + envelope

Scope and Contents note

A “thank you” for kidness, etc. in San Francisco.
 

11. RMS “Aquitania” [1923] May 25

Physical Description: ALS 4pp. + envelope

Scope and Contents note

Investment, agency fee on “Rain”, Haxton to have made it into play, drinking.
 

12. Rangoon, Burma [1923] August 17

Physical Description: ALS 2pp.

Scope and Contents note

To produce play at once.
 

13. [London] [1923] August 24

Physical Description: TLS 2pp. + envelope

Scope and Contents note

Rehearsing, Gerald.
 

14. New York 1923 October 6

Physical Description: TLS 2pp. + envelope

Scope and Contents note

English production of “The Camel's Back”, Charles Chaplin, success of play “Rain”.
 

15. New York Te 1923 October 15

Scope and Contents note

Thanks for present, “opening postponed”.
 

16. New York 1923 October 25

Physical Description: ALS 2pp. + envelope

Scope and Contents note

Flask, rehearsals of [The Camel's Back], other plays.
 

17. Washington, D.C. Gerald Haxton to BA 1923 November 7

Physical Description: TL 2pp. + envelope

Scope and Contents note

Thanks for sympathy, opening of “Camel's Back”.
 

18. [London] [1924] January 14

Physical Description: ALS 4pp. + envelope

Scope and Contents note

Producers, plays, etc., trip to Central America, horse, London.
 

19. London [1924] January 30

Physical Description: TNS 1p. + envelope

Scope and Contents note

Thanks, to go to Paris, working on a novel.
 

20. [London] 1924 June 19

Physical Description: ALS 2pp.

Scope and Contents note

Alanson's marriage, finished novel, to New York in autumn, translations of work.
 

21. New York 1924 October 1

Physical Description: TLS 2pp.

Scope and Contents note

Planning Central American trip, wedding present, hotel prices.
Box 1, Folder 2

1925-1937

Physical Description: 28 letters
 

1. New York Tel. 1925 March 13

Scope and Contents note

Rehearsals of “Rain”, sailing on “Aquitania”.
 

2. [Paris] 1925 May 17

Physical Description: TLS with ms. corrections. 2pp.

Scope and Contents note

Rehearsals of “Rain”, Tallulah Bankhead, production, Margaret Bannerman, “The Letter”, legal problems, “The Painted Veil”, wife building house, Natoma.
 

3. [Brides-Les-Baines] 1925 July 9

Physical Description: TLS 4pp. with half page ANS

Scope and Contents note

Taking a cure, “Natoma”, finances, Circles Dramatics, Inc. “The Letter”, sending withdrawn edition of “Painted Veil”, daily routine, catastrophe at Santa Barbara, Mr. Latham.
 

4. London [1926] May 20

Physical Description: ALS 4pp. + envelope

Scope and Contents note

Death, houses, arrangement with his wife.
 

5. New York [1927] March 15

Physical Description: ALS 4pp. + envelope

Scope and Contents note

Collected a trunk of stories in the East, Saigon to Marseilles, personal, Latham.
 

6. Cap Ferrat [1927] August 1

Physical Description: TLS 1p. + envelope

Scope and Contents note

House, invitation, workmen.
 

7. New York [1927 October 11]

Physical Description: TLS 1p.

Scope and Contents note

Rehearsals, interviews, plays “The Letter” and “The Constant Wife”, villa.
 

8. Cap Ferrat 1928 February 4

Physical Description: TLS 1p. + envelope

Scope and Contents note

House finances, book on his travels in the Far East.
 

9. Cap Ferrat [1930] June 15

Physical Description: ALS 2pp.

Scope and Contents note

Alanson, Pres. of S. F. Stock Exchange, Palm Beach, Honolulu memories, The Gentleman in the Parlour, “ Notomas”, finances.
 

10. Cap Ferrat [1930] July 15

Physical Description: TLS 1p.

Scope and Contents note

Book, “Natomas”, financial questions.
 

11. London [1930] October 31

Scope and Contents note

New car, successful play [“The Breadwinner?”], America too unsettled for him.
 

12. Cap Ferrat [1931] April 24

Physical Description: ALS 2pp. + envelope

Scope and Contents note

Financial situation, wants to go to Constantinople.
 

13. Cap Ferrat [1932] January 27

Physical Description: TLS 1p. + envelope

Scope and Contents note

Finances, Riviera.
 

14. London [1932] November 18

Physical Description: ALS 2pp. + envelope

Scope and Contents note

Sending new novel, Mrs. G. B. Storm, an author, Prohibition.
 

15. Cap Ferrat [1933] January 22

Physical Description: ALS 2pp. + envelope

Scope and Contents note

Prohibition, book on Spain.
 

16. Cap Ferrat 1933 May 30

Physical Description: TLS 1p. with ANS.

Scope and Contents note

Peter Stern market.
 

17. London [1933] October 24

Physical Description: ALS 2pp. + envelope

Scope and Contents note

Germany.
 

18. London [1933] November 13

Physical Description: ALS 2pp. + envelope

Scope and Contents note

A celebration for Alanson.
 

19. Cap Ferrat 1934 January 27

Physical Description: TLS 1p.

Scope and Contents note

Thanks for “cheeque”, cost of living in France, film arrived.
 

20. Paris [1934] April 29

Physical Description: ALS 2pp. + envelope

Scope and Contents note

Returned from six weeks in Spain, machine gun firing in Madrid.
 

21. Cap Ferrat [1934] July 16

Physical Description: ALS 2pp. + envelope

Scope and Contents note

“Natomas Co.”, financial, work.
 

22. Cap Ferrat 1934 October 12

Physical Description: TLS 1p.

Scope and Contents note

Work, finances, trip to U.S.
 

23. Cap Ferrat 1935, February 4

Physical Description: TLS 1p. + envelope

Scope and Contents note

Finances, G. B. Stern.
 

24. Cap Ferrat 1935 May 19

Physical Description: TLS 1p. + envelope

Scope and Contents note

Thank you.
 

25. London [1936] November 1

Physical Description: ALS 2pp. + envelope, 50 copies,

Scope and Contents note

Reprint of an article, daughter's marriage, finances, work, Doubleday anthology of short stories.
 

26. Paris [1937] May 16

Physical Description: ALS 4pp. + envelope

Scope and Contents note

Finances, Theatre, wants to found prize.
 

27. London [1937] October 13

Physical Description: TLS 2pp. + envelope

Scope and Contents note

Finances, Theatre, nephew.
 

28. London [1937] November 12

Physical Description: ALS 2pp. + envelope

Scope and Contents note

Finances, Robin.
Box 1, Folder 3

1938-1940

Physical Description: 19 letters

General note

1st letter formerly 13/1/16 item 4
 

1. Cap Ferrat 1938 May 13

Physical Description: TLS 1p. with AN + envelope

Scope and Contents note

Money tied up in Germany.
 

2. Cap Ferrat 1938 May 22

Physical Description: TLS 1p. + envelope

Scope and Contents note

Finances, family.
 

3. London [1938] October 23

Physical Description: ALS 2pp. + envelope

Scope and Contents note

Finances, motor accident.
 

4. New York [1939] February 25

Physical Description: TLS 4pp. + envelope

Scope and Contents note

Mail, flue [sic], photos, parties, sailing from N. Y., picket against involvement in Spain, radio program, Gerald, Sunday articles, Halifax's speech.
 

5. Chicago [1939 February?]

Physical Description: ALS 3pp.

Scope and Contents note

Thanks for kindnesses, hospitality, train trip.
 

6. London [1939] April 4

Physical Description: ALS 2pp.

Scope and Contents note

Finances, Robin + political career, in service, [War].
 

7. Montecatini Termi, Italy [1939] June 12

Physical Description: ALS 2pp.

Scope and Contents note

War.
 

8. Cap Ferrat 1939 July 20

Physical Description: TLS 1 1/2pp. + envelope

Scope and Contents note

Finances, family, Robin Christmas Holiday, Hitler and war.
 

9. Cap Ferrat [1939] September 25

Physical Description: ALS 2pp. + envelope

Scope and Contents note

Alan's visit to BA, mail, Robin & viscouncy, finances & legal business.
 

10. Cap Ferrat [1939] October 24

Physical Description: ALS 2pp. + envelope

Scope and Contents note

Mail, Christmas Holiday, censorship, contraband.
 

11. Cap Ferrat [1939] November 18

Physical Description: ALS 4pp. + envelope

Scope and Contents note

[a trust?] for Robin, a week with French army at front, armaments plant, Alsace, driving military car, arms build up.
 

12. Cap Ferrat 1940 May 15

Physical Description: TLS 1p.

General note

Letter inserted formerly 13/1/16 Item 6

Scope and Contents note

Business, new job with government, war.
 

13. Cap Ferrat [1940?] May 20

Physical Description: ALS 2pp. + envelope

General note

Letter inserted formerly 13/1/16 item 23

Scope and Contents note

Letter about Alanson, finances, `29 crash.
 

14. Oyster Bay, New York [1940] October 13

Physical Description: ALS 2pp. + envelope

Scope and Contents note

Finances, Lisbon trip, taxes, mail, refugee children, air raids.
 

15. New York [1940] October 26

Physical Description: ALS 4pp. + envelope

Scope and Contents note

Moved to N. Y., travel.
 

16. New York [1940] November 8

Physical Description: ALS 2pp. + envelope

Scope and Contents note

Planning trip to U.S., N.Y. activities.
 

17. New York [1940] December 17

Physical Description: ALS 3pp. + envelope

Scope and Contents note

Trip to S.F., Seattle & Pullman.
Box 1, Folder 4

1941-42

Physical Description: 17 letters
 

1. Chicago [1941] March 17

Physical Description: ALS 3 1/2pp. + envelope

Scope and Contents note

Speaking engagements, to write a film for Selznick.
 

2. New York 1941 April 2

Physical Description: TLS 1p. + envelope

Scope and Contents note

Finances, flu.
 

3. New York [1941] April 30

Physical Description: ALS 2pp. + envelope

Scope and Contents note

Finances, no news from Hollywood, Dr. Benjamin.
 

4. Los Angeles 1941 June 5

Physical Description: TLS 1p. with AN + envelope

Scope and Contents note

Home in L.A., grandchildren, wine.
 

5. Los Angeles 1941 June 9

Physical Description: TLS 1p. with ms. note

Scope and Contents note

Alanson's visit.
 

6. Los Angeles [1941 August 8]

Physical Description: ALS 2pp. + envelope

Scope and Contents note

Lisa leaving, to visit S.F., book, Paramount buying movie rights, earnings, wine.
 

7. Los Angeles [1941] August 13

Physical Description: ALS 1p. + envelope

Scope and Contents note

A professor doing a bibliography of his works.
 

8. New York [1941] November 19

Physical Description: ALS 4pp. + envelope

Scope and Contents note

Wine, So. Carolina, Alan.
 

9. So. Carolina [1941] December 12

Physical Description: ALS 1 3/4pp. + envelope

Scope and Contents note

Gerald, Robin.
 

10. Parker's Ferry [1942] February 3

Physical Description: ALS 1 1/2pp.

Scope and Contents note

Finances, Br. Treasury, marlaria, “negro” servants.
 

11. So. Carolina [1942] February 22

Physical Description: ALS 2pp. + envelope

Scope and Contents note

To go to New York, finances.
 

12. S. Carolina, Parker's Ferry. [1942] March 24

Physical Description: ALS 2pp. + envelope

Scope and Contents note

Doing propaganda work, Robin has had tanks shot out from under him.
 

13. Edgartown, Massachusetts [1942] July 16

Physical Description: ALS 2pp. + envelope

Scope and Contents note

Robin wounded, finances, “The Razor's Edge” doing well.
 

14. Edgartown, Mass. [1942] July 27

Physical Description: ALS 1 1/4pp. + envelope

Scope and Contents note

Finances, Robin.
 

15. Edgartown, Mass. [1942] August 19

Physical Description: ALS 2pp. + envelope

Scope and Contents note

Finances, Anthology nearly finished, Doubleday Editor coming.
 

16. Edgartown, Mass. [1942] August 22

Physical Description: ALS 1p.

Scope and Contents note

Personal, death, Gerald.
 

17. [Parker's Ferry] [1942] November 25

Physical Description: ALS 2pp. + envelope

Scope and Contents note

Went to Boston, New Haven, etc., cottage and grounds, maids, chickens, life style.
Box 1, Folder 5

1943-1944

 

1. [Parkers] S.C. [1943] January 13

Physical Description: ALS 1 1/2pp. + envelope

Scope and Contents note

Business, Gerald, [G] has left WSM's employment, weather, rehearsals postponed.
 

2. Parker's Ferry 1943 March 31

Physical Description: TLS 2pp. + envelope

Scope and Contents note

Writing 1500 words a day by hand, Karl Pfeiffer compiling Maugham bibliography, garden.
 

3. Parker's Ferry [1943] April 29

Physical Description: TLS 2pp.

Scope and Contents note

Cancer tests negative, “Sheppey” not a success, movie deal, Gerald very ill.
 

4. New York [1943] May 30

Physical Description: ALS 2pp. + envelope

Scope and Contents note

Travel, Alain Searle, trip to India, Gerald, inflation.
 

5. Edgartown [1943] August 18

Physical Description: ALS 2pp. + envelope

Scope and Contents note

Finished novel, travel, Robin.
 

6. Edgartown [1943] September 7

Physical Description: ALS 2pp. + envelope

Scope and Contents note

Investments, trip to Reno.
 

7. New York [1943] October 29

Physical Description: ALS 4pp. + envelope

Scope and Contents note

Gerald, rehearsals of “Sheppey”. novel being serialized in Red Book.
 

8. New York [1943] November 12

Physical Description: ALS 4pp. + envelope

Scope and Contents note

Finances, Gerald, rehearsals of play.
 

9. London [1943] December 6

Physical Description: ALS 2pp. + envelope

Scope and Contents note

Finances, Doubledays.
 

10. Parkers Ferry [1944] January 23

Physical Description: ALS 2pp. + envelope

Scope and Contents note

Gerald, donations, education.
 

11. Parker's [1944] January 31

Physical Description: ALS 2pp. + envelope

Scope and Contents note

Alansons to visit, New Orleans, “Liza children's guardian”.
 

12. New York [1944] May 16

Physical Description: ALS 4pp. + envelope

Scope and Contents note

Gerald's illness, financial business, “Sheppey” a failure but book a success, movie contract.
 

13. Parker's Ferry [1944] July 1

Physical Description: ALS 2pp. + envelope

Scope and Contents note

Gerald, movie contract for “Razor's Edge”, finances, to establish author's prize.
 

14. Saranac Lake, NY to Lake Tahoe, California [1944] August 1

Physical Description: ALS 2pp. + envelope

Scope and Contents note

Finances, Gerald, John Hopkins.
 

15. Edgartown [1944] August 14

Physical Description: ALS 2pp. + envelope

Scope and Contents note

Finances, [vacation], Gerald.
 

16. Parker's Ferry [1944] August 26

Physical Description: ALS 1p. + envelope

Scope and Contents note

Death of BA's brother, success of “Razor's Edge”.
 

17. Parker's Ferry [1944] November 24

Physical Description: ALS 1p. + envelope

Scope and Contents note

Business, finances.
 

18. Cap Ferrat [1944] December 22

Physical Description: ALS 1p. + envelope

Scope and Contents note

Finances, Alan.
Box 1, Folder 6

1945-1946

Physical Description: 16 letters
 

1. Hollywood [1945] June 7

Physical Description: ALS 2pp. + envelope

Scope and Contents note

Financial business, Alan, George Cukor.
 

2. New York 1945 September 26

Physical Description: TLS 1p. + envelope

Scope and Contents note

Suite at Plaza, Kaiser & Co., domestic difficulties.
 

3. [New York] [cvr. 1945] October 16

Physical Description: ALS 1p. + envelope

Scope and Contents note

Financial business.
 

4. New York [1945] October 31

Physical Description: ALS 1p. + envelope

Scope and Contents note

Oil magnate.
 

5. Parkers [1946] January 22

Physical Description: ALS 2pp. + envelope

Scope and Contents note

Thanks, Alan, financial business, working on novel.
 

6. Parker's 1946 February 16

Physical Description: TLS 1p.

Scope and Contents note

Novel, trust fund for children.
 

7. New York [1946] May 8

Physical Description: ALS 4pp. + envelope

Scope and Contents note

Interviews, etc., book done, propaganda, “Athes” (ship), Sam Behrman making a play of story “Jane”, revolt at Alcatraz.
 

8. New York 1946 May 21

Physical Description: TLS 1p. + envelope

Scope and Contents note

Denies being anti-Semitic.
 

9. Cap Ferrat 1946 June 15

Physical Description: ALS 2pp. with AN + envelope

Scope and Contents note

Arrival in Marseilles, shell damage to house and property, Germans took all the writing paper.
 

10. London 1946 October 2

Physical Description: TLS 1p. + envelope

Scope and Contents note

Financial business, post-war conditions.
 

11. London 1946 November 28

Physical Description: TLS 1 1/2pp.

Scope and Contents note

France still unsettled, business, Robin, “The Razor's Edge” a success in NY, successful revival of first play “Lady Frederick”.
 

12. London 1946 December 6

Physical Description: TLS 1p.

Scope and Contents note

Financial business.
 

13. London 1946 December 7

Physical Description: TLS 1p.

Scope and Contents note

Alansons coming to France.
 

14. Cap Ferrat 1946 December 16

Physical Description: TLS 1/2p. + envelope

Scope and Contents note

Alanson's visit.
 

15. Cap Ferrat 1946 December 20

Physical Description: TLS 1p.

Scope and Contents note

Alanson's visit.
 

16. Cap Ferrat 1946 December 20

Physical Description: TLS 1p. with AN + envelope

Scope and Contents note

White coats, visit.
Box 1, Folder 7

1947-1949

Physical Description: (26 letters)
 

1. Cap Ferrat to [London, S.F.] [1947] February 13

Physical Description: ALS 2pp. + envelope

Scope and Contents note

Weather, visit, “Rigoletto”.
 

2. Cap Ferrat 1947 March 13

Physical Description: TLS 1p. with AN

Scope and Contents note

Financial business, Alan, Maugham prize.
 

3. Cap Ferrat [1947] September 8

Physical Description: ALS 2pp. + envelope

Scope and Contents note

Trip to Spain postponed, other trips, rice, smuggling, finances, trust for grandchildren, Alan, malaria.
 

4. New York [1947] November 11

Physical Description: ALS 4pp. + envelope

Scope and Contents note

Trip from L.A. to Charleston, house, Parker's Ferry.
 

5. Cap Ferrat to New York 1948 February 4

Physical Description: TLS 1p.

Scope and Contents note

Alansons to visit, gas short for individuals, dollars and black market.
 

6. Cap Ferrat to New York 1948 February 12

Physical Description: TNS 1p. + envelope

Scope and Contents note

To meet Alansons' ship at Cannes.
 

7. Cap Ferrat to New York 1948 February 17

Physical Description: TNS 1p. + envelope

Scope and Contents note

Business.
 

8. Cap Ferrat to Paris [1948] April 7

Physical Description: ANS 2pp. + envelope

Scope and Contents note

Visit, thanks.
 

9. Madrid to New York [1948] April 26

Physical Description: ALS 3 1/4pp. + envelope

Scope and Contents note

Interviews, spoke in Spanish on the radio.
 

10. Seville [1948] May 13

Physical Description: ALS 4pp. + envelope

Scope and Contents note

Spain, people, Prado, Goya, Duquesa de Luccas “a jolly old girl”, Alvarez in Madrid, Alan.
 

11. Cap Ferrat [1948] June 18

Physical Description: ALS 2pp.

Scope and Contents note

Marked “personal” Moccasins, people's welcome to WSM on trip.
 

12. London [1948 November 9]

Physical Description: ALS 4pp. + envelope

Scope and Contents note

“Lord Mayor's Day”, sailing for N. Y.
 

13. New York [1948] December 24

Physical Description: ALS 2 1/2pp.

Scope and Contents note

Finances, trip from America, Christmas at Oyster Bay.
 

14. [Cap Ferrat (letter) [1947 or 48] December 24

Physical Description: ALS 2pp. + envelope New York (envelope)]

Scope and Contents note

Birthday, finances, grandchildren, Alan, travel restrictions.
 

15. France ND

Physical Description: Fragment of a cover
 

16. Cap Ferrat 1948 February 8

Physical Description: Envelope only
 

17. Rome [1949] January 12

Physical Description: ALS 2pp. + envelope

Scope and Contents note

Taxes, Mabel's birthday.
 

18. New York [1949] February 9

Physical Description: ALS 4pp. + envelope

Scope and Contents note

Food, finances, “bankers lunch”, Overseas Press Club, Allen, Alais.
 

19. Cap Ferrat [1949] March 17

Physical Description: ALS 2pp.
 

20. Cap Ferrat 1949 March 17

Physical Description: TLS 1/2p.

Scope and Contents note

Business letter, inheritence tax, concern over deed signed in San Francisco and financial management of his estate upon his death.
 

21. Cap Ferrat [1949] April 10

Physical Description: ALS 2pp.

Scope and Contents note

An article, Norman Crump, Liza, finances, has purchased paintings by Pizzaro, Renault, Renoir, and Monet; black market; French Consul.
 

22. Cap Ferrat [1949] April 30

Physical Description: ALS 2 1/2pp.

Scope and Contents note

An article by Norman Crump, Liza, finances, purchase of Impressionist pictures by Pizzaro, Renoir and Monet.
 

23. [Abano] Italy [1949] May 8

Physical Description: ALS 2pp.

Scope and Contents note

Italy, Alan, health.
 

24. Abano [1949] May 18

Physical Description: ALS 2pp.

Scope and Contents note

Riviera, [Albano?] a strange place, baths treatment, publication date set for October 15.
 

25. Cap Ferrat [1949] May 21

Physical Description: ALS 1p.

Scope and Contents note

Mabel Alanson's illness.
 

26. Cap Ferrat [1949] August 28

Physical Description: ALS 2pp.

Scope and Contents note

Guests, essay, the Behrmans who own The Book of the Month Club; trip to Spain and Portugal, Jerry Zipkin.
 

27. NP [1949] ND

Physical Description: envelope
 

28. London, England (The Dorchester) 1949 November 13

Physical Description: TLS 2pp.

Scope and Contents note

Taxes, finances, Trust, will.
 

29. London, England (The Dorchester) [1949] December 3

Physical Description: ALS 2pp. + envelope

Scope and Contents note

Alan.
Box 1, Folder 8

1950-1951

Physical Description: 19 letters
 

1. Cap Ferrat [1950] January 13

Physical Description: ALS 2pp.

Scope and Contents note

Finances, yearly grant to young authors, British political scene, bought a female nude by Renoir.
 

2. Cap Ferrat [1950] February 16

Physical Description: ALS 1p. + envelope

Scope and Contents note

Solicitor, death, garden, Alan.
 

3. Porte de G Kasbah Eilala, [1950] April 13

Physical Description: ALS (picture postcard)

Scope and Contents note

Morocco Morocco, palace.
 

4. [Morocco [Atlas Mountains?]] [1950 May 1]

Physical Description: ALS (picture postcard)

Scope and Contents note

Morocco, Taroudant, city gates, hot weather.
 

5. Cap Ferrat [1950] May 14

Physical Description: ALS 2pp. + envelope

Scope and Contents note

Cities in Tunisia, Egypt and Turkey, Laza's child, Paul Mellen and Anthony Eden are godfathers.
 

6. Cap Ferrat [1950] June [24]

Physical Description: ALS 2pp.

Scope and Contents note

Columbia Records, Dr. Wolf.
 

7. Cap Ferrat [1950] July [24]

Physical Description: ALS 1p. + envelope

Scope and Contents note

Pen, RKO, Library of Congress party.
 

8. Cap Ferrat 1950 August 14

Physical Description: TLS 1p. + AN [1/2p. at bottom]

Scope and Contents note

“Churchill Magazine”, Cakes, AND Ale.
 

9. France (Carlton Majestic) [1950] September 5

Physical Description: ALS 1p.

Scope and Contents note

Finances, Showing of “Trio”.
 

10. New York to New York [1950 September 28]

Physical Description: Typed inviation, no signature. 1p. + envelope
 

11. New York [1950] October 19

Physical Description: ALS 2pp. + envelope

Scope and Contents note

Bought “the Renoir”, television show, Morgan Library.
 

12. London 1950 October 25

Physical Description: ALS 2pp. + envelope

Scope and Contents note

Thanks for sympathy.
 

13. Cap Ferrat [1950] December 22

Physical Description: ALS 2pp.

Scope and Contents note

Writing, Frieda seriously ill, Christmas presents, Lady Bateman, customs.
 

14. Cap Ferrat [1950] December 25

Physical Description: ALS 2pp. + envelope

Scope and Contents note

Christmas party, finances.
 

15. Cap Ferrat [1951] January 14

Physical Description: ALS 2pp. + envelope

Scope and Contents note

Finances, death of Frieda von [Leidlitz], an essay published, [70th] birthday.
 

16. Cap Ferrat [1951] March 12

Physical Description: ALS 1p. + envelope
 

17. Cap Ferrat [1951] March 31

Physical Description: ALS 1 1/2pp. + envelope

Scope and Contents note

Birthday, finances, TV introductions.
 

18. Venice, Italy [1951] May 11

Physical Description: ALS 2pp. + envelope

Scope and Contents note

Venice, weather, Academy speech.
 

19. Cap Ferrat [1951] July 12

Physical Description: ALS 2pp. + envelope

Scope and Contents note

Academy speech, introduction to Kepling's stories, to go up the Nile.
Box 1, Folder 9

1952

Physical Description: 18 letters
 

1. Cap Ferrat [1952] January 6

Physical Description: ALS 1 1/2pp. + envelope

Scope and Contents note

Birthday wishes to Mabel, festive Christmas & New Year, stories a success.
 

2. Cap Ferrat [1952] January 26

Physical Description: ALS 2pp. + envelope

Scope and Contents note

Fan mail, gifts.
 

3. Cap Ferrat [1952] January 29

Physical Description: ALS 2pp. + envelope

Scope and Contents note

Fan mail, gifts.
 

4. Cap Ferrat [1952] March 2

Physical Description: ALS 1 1/2pp. + envelope

Scope and Contents note

Finances, court case, rheumatism.
 

5. Cap Ferrat [1952] March 24

Physical Description: ALS 1 1/2pp. + envelope (note address on bottom of 2nd page--not WSM's writing)

Scope and Contents note

Finances.
 

6. Vaud, Switzerland [1952] April 29

Physical Description: ALS 1 3/4pp + envelope

Scope and Contents note

Stay in mountains for health.
 

7. Netherlands [1952] May 29

Physical Description: ALS 2pp. + envelope

Scope and Contents note

Alanson's health and his own.
 

8. Cap Ferrat [1952] June 30

Physical Description: ALS 1pp. + envelope

General note

Letter inserted formerly 13/1/16 item 11

Scope and Contents note

Alanson recovering.
 

9. Cap Ferrat [1952] August 27

Physical Description: ALS 1p. + envelope

Scope and Contents note

Sent color copy of his portrait by Graham Sutherland.
 

10. Cap Ferrat [1952] August 26

Physical Description: ALS 4pp.

Scope and Contents note

Bath cures, Austria.
 

11. Switzerland (Ouchy-Lausanne) [1952] September 27

Physical Description: ALS 4pp. + envelope

Scope and Contents note

Health.
 

12. Switzerland (Ouchy-Lausanne) [1952] October 5

Physical Description: ALS 2pp. + envelope

Scope and Contents note

Finances
 

13. Switzerland (Ouchy-Lausanne) [1952] ND

Physical Description: envelope
 

14. London (The Dorchester) [1952] October 13

Physical Description: ALS 2pp.

Scope and Contents note

Finances, work tours.
 

15. London (The Dorchester) [1952] November 26

Physical Description: ALS 2pp. + envelope

Scope and Contents note

Photo of Alansons
 

16. London (The Dorchester) [1952] December 5

Physical Description: ALS (short one page note)

Scope and Contents note

Business.
 

17. London (The Dorchester) [1952] December 16

Physical Description: ALS 4pp. + envelope
Box 1, Folder 10

1953

Physical Description: 22 letters
 

1. Cap Ferrat [1953] January 20

Physical Description: ALS 2pp. + envelope

Scope and Contents note

Clinic in Switzerland, tax problems, McCabe, financial business, approaching 80th year.
 

2. Cap Ferrat [1953] February 17

Physical Description: ALS 1p. + envelope

Scope and Contents note

Financial business.
 

3. Cap Ferrat [1953] February 26

Physical Description: ALS 1 1/4pp. + envelope

Scope and Contents note

Brother's visit, party.
 

4. Cap Ferrat [1953] March 2

Physical Description: ALS 2pp. + envelope

Scope and Contents note

Taxes, finances, George Cukor.
 

5. Cap Ferrat [1953] March 14

Physical Description: ALS 2pp. + envelope

Scope and Contents note

Business.
 

6. Cap Ferrat [1953] March 20

Physical Description: ALS 2pp. + envelope

Scope and Contents note

Finances.
 

7. Cap Ferrat [1953] March 27

Physical Description: ALS 2pp. + envelope

Scope and Contents note

Financial business.
 

8. Cap Ferrat [1953 March 31]

Physical Description: ALS 1 1/4pp. + envelope (letter difficult to read)

Scope and Contents note

Business, Robin.
 

9. Cap Ferrat [1953] April 13

Physical Description: ALS 1p. + envelope

Scope and Contents note

Business, guests.
 

10. Istanbul [1953 April 26]

Physical Description: Postcard written and initialled 1 p.

Scope and Contents note

Sightseeing.
 

11. Rhodes [1953 May 29]

Physical Description: Postcard ANS

Scope and Contents note

Island and travel.
 

12. Cap Ferrat [1953] June 21

Physical Description: ALS 3pp. + envelope

Scope and Contents note

Travels.
 

13. Cap Ferrat [1953] July 18

Physical Description: ALS 2pp. + envelope

Scope and Contents note

Politics, prices.
 

14. Cap Ferrat [1953] July 23

Physical Description: ALS 3pp. + envelope

Scope and Contents note

England, ceremony at palace.
 

15. [Germany] Travel. [1953 August 1]

Physical Description: postcard ANS
 

16. Cap Ferrat [1953] September 1]

Physical Description: ALS 1p. + envelope

Scope and Contents note

TV rights.
 

17. Cap Ferrat [1953] September 14

Physical Description: ALS 1 1/8pp. + envelope

Scope and Contents note

TV rights.
 

18. London (The Dorchester) [1953] October 30

Physical Description: ALS 2pp. + envelope

Scope and Contents note

Charlie Chaplin.
 

19. N.Y. (Plaza) [1953] November 7

Physical Description: ALS 2pp.

Scope and Contents note

Lecture at Columbia, played bridge with General Eisenhower, Doug Black, speeches, Columbia records.
 

20. London (The Dorchester) [1953] November 12

Physical Description: ALS 2pp. + envelope
 

21. London (The Dorchester) [1953] December 23?

Physical Description: ALS 1p. + envelope

Scope and Contents note

Gale blowing.
 

22. Cap Ferrat [1953?] December 26?

Physical Description: ALS 2pp. + envelope

Scope and Contents note

New Years note, audience with Queen Elizabeth.
Box 1, Folder 11

1954

Physical Description: 14 letters
 

1. Paris (Hotel Vendome) [1954] January 9

Physical Description: ALS 2pp.

Scope and Contents note

[WSM] ill, 80th birthday (in London) approaching, finances.
 

2. Paris (Vendome) [1954] January 12

Physical Description: ANS 1p. + envelope (addition to January 9 letter)

Scope and Contents note

Finances, attorney (& suit) in N.Y.
 

3. Cap Ferrat [1954] February 5

Physical Description: ALS 2pp. + envelope

Scope and Contents note

Thanks, 80th birthday, health, lawsuit in N.Y.
 

4. Cap Ferrat [1954] April 5

Physical Description: ALS 1 1/2pp. + envelope

Scope and Contents note

Finances, houseguests, travel plans, N.Y. lawyers (royalties).
 

5. Cap Ferrat [1954] June 11

Physical Description: ALS 1p. + envelope

Scope and Contents note

Returned from trip, going to London, Turkey, Greece, Liza.
 

6. Cap Ferrat [1954] August 5

Physical Description: ALS 2pp. + envelope

General note

Letter inserted Formerly 13/1/16

Scope and Contents note

Thanks, faimily, correcting new book, finances.
 

7. Cap Ferrat [1954] September 5

Physical Description: ALS 2pp. [envelope dated September 4]

Scope and Contents note

Going to Spain with Alan, new book.
 

8. Granada [1954 September 29]

Physical Description: Postcard

Scope and Contents note

Weather.
 

9. London (The Dorchester) [1954] October 29

Physical Description: ALS 2pp. + envelope

Scope and Contents note

Birthday present, health.
 

10. London [1954] November 23

Physical Description: ALS 4pp.
 

11. London (The Dorchester) [1954] November 28

Physical Description: ALS 2pp. + envelope

Scope and Contents note

Ill health, going to the Riviera, Alan, Authors' Society Fudn, tax, Winston's [Churchill?] birthday.
 

12. [1954] December 9 (envelope dated December 8)

Physical Description: ALS 2pp. + envelope

Scope and Contents note

Fund, health, thanks, Gerald Kelly.
 

13. London (The Dorchester) [1954] December 13

Physical Description: ALS 2pp. + envelope

Scope and Contents note

Health, weather, Liza.
Box 1, Folder 12

1955

Physical Description: (21 letters)
 

1. Cap Ferrat [1955] January 13

Physical Description: ALS 2 1/4pp.

Scope and Contents note

Finances, thanks.
 

2. Cap Ferrat Mabel Alanson [1955] January 25

Physical Description: ALS 1 1/4pp.

Scope and Contents note

Birthday, thanks, BA's visit.
 

3. Cap Ferrat [1955] January 30

Physical Description: ALS 1p.

Scope and Contents note

BA left.
 

4. Cap Ferrat [1955] February 7

Physical Description: ALS 1 1/8pp. + envelope

Scope and Contents note

[BA]'s trip home, thanks.
 

5. Cap Ferrat [1955] February 21

Physical Description: ALS 1p. + envelope
 

6. Cap Ferrat 1955 April 8

Physical Description: ALS 2pp.

Scope and Contents note

Agreements, Trust Deed, Alan (?).
 

7. Cap Ferrat [1955] April 22

Physical Description: ALS 2pp. + envelope

Scope and Contents note

Prince of Monaco's wedding.
 

8. Cap Ferrat [1955] July 1

Physical Description: ALS 1p. + envelope

Scope and Contents note

Consolation for Mabel's health.
 

9. Cap Ferrat Mabel [Alanson] 1955 July 16

Physical Description: 1 1/2pp. + envelope

Scope and Contents note

Memories of [WSM] meeting Mabel.
 

10. Cap Ferrat [1955] July 28

Physical Description: ALS 1 1/2pp. + envelope [dated July 27]

Scope and Contents note

Going to Salzburg, Liza's mother died, Robin.
 

11. Cap Ferrat 1955 August 4

Physical Description: ALS 2pp.

Scope and Contents note

Sympathy for Mabel's death, WSM invites BA to visit.
 

12. Cap Ferrat [1955 August 25]

Physical Description: ALS 1p. + envelope

Scope and Contents note

Thanks for photos.
 

13. Cap Ferrat 1955 September [25]

Physical Description: AN 1p. + envelope [dated September 25]

Scope and Contents note

BA's visit.
 

14. Cap Ferrat [1955] September 30 MISDATED!

Physical Description: ALS 2pp.

Scope and Contents note

Finances, Gerald Kelly, thanks, lunched with Winston [Churchill], T.V. agreement with Ronald Coleman.
 

15. London (The Dorchester) [1955] October 7

Physical Description: ALS 2pp. + envelope

Scope and Contents note

Thanks for whiskey from BA, BA's visit.
 

16. London (The Dorchester) [1955] October 8

Physical Description: ALS 2pp. + envelope

Scope and Contents note

Thansk, [WSM]'s brother.
 

17. London (The Dorchester) [1955] October 30

Physical Description: ALS 2pp. + envelope

Scope and Contents note

Earthquakes in S.F., Princess Margaret, thanks.
 

18. London (The Dorchester) [1955] November 7

Physical Description: ALS 1 1/2pp. + envelope

Scope and Contents note

Asks BA not to send anymore foodstuffs, [WSM] sending detective story to BA.
 

19. London (The Dorchester) 1955 November 22

Physical Description: ALS 1 1/2pp. + envelope

Scope and Contents note

Terry Tipkin(?), sending BA reprint of something written 50 years earlier, Rubenstein.
 

20. London AS to BA [?] 1955 December 13

Physical Description: TL (not signed) 2pp.

Scope and Contents note

Gerald Kelly, “Moon and Sixpence”, Honor Earl.
 

21. Cap Ferrat [1955] December 18

Physical Description: 2pp. + envelope

Scope and Contents note

Renting villa to Butler, Chancellor of the Exchequer, sale of WSM's mss. at auction by Gerald Kelly.
 

22. Cap Ferrat [1955] December 29

Physical Description: ALS 1 1/2pp.

Scope and Contents note

WSM's neice, Author's Society Fund, Dick Simon?.
Box 1, Folder 13

1956

Physical Description: (17 letters)
 

1. Cairo (Semiramis Hotel) 1956 January 15

Physical Description: ALS 2pp. + envelope (envelope dated January '55)

Scope and Contents note

Going to Assoan as guests of Aga Khan?
 

2. Assouan (Cataract Hotel) [1956] January 22

Physical Description: ALS 2pp. + envelope

Scope and Contents note

Finances, trust to Nick & Camilla, Aga Khan.
 

3. Cairo (Semiramis Hotel) [1956] January 28

Physical Description: ALS 3 1/2pp.

Scope and Contents note

Trip up the Nile.
 

4. Cap Ferrat [1956] February 10

Physical Description: ALS 1 1/2pp. + envelope

Scope and Contents note

Health, Finances.
 

5. Cap Ferrat [1956] February 19

Physical Description: ALS
 

6. Cap Ferrat [1956] March 13

Physical Description: ALS 2pp. + envelope

Scope and Contents note

Health (ear), garden.
 

7. Cap Ferrat [1956] May 16

Physical Description: ALS 2pp. + envelope

Scope and Contents note

Alan ill, new car, 500th performance of play in Paris, Royalties.
 

8. Abano [1956] June 6

Physical Description: ALS 2pp. + envelope

Scope and Contents note

BA going to Europe.
 

9. Cap Ferrat [1956] July 8

Physical Description: ALS 1 1/2pp. + envelope (dated 11 July)

Scope and Contents note

Work, first son-in-law.
 

10. Cap Ferrat [1956] August 4

Physical Description: ALS 1 1/4pp. + envelope dated August 5

Scope and Contents note

Gerald and Jane Kelly to visit.
 

11. Cap Ferrat [1956] August 29

Physical Description: ALS 2pp. + envelope

Scope and Contents note

Liza & Camilla (her daughter), Gerald & Jane Kelly, going to London, party at Monte Carlo, Princess Grace.
 

12. Cap Ferrat [1956] September 7

Physical Description: ALS 1 1/2pp. + envelope

Scope and Contents note

BA to visit, Kelly's visit, Ellen Doubleday to visit, finances (Gerald Kelly).
 

13. London 1956 October 16

Physical Description: Telegram 1p. + envelope

Scope and Contents note

WSM worried because he hadn't heard from BA.
 

14. London (The Dorchester) [1956] October 21

Physical Description: ALS 1 1/2pp. + envelope

Scope and Contents note

Relieved to hear from BA, thanks for masks, health.
 

15. London (The Dorchester) [1956] November 2

Physical Description: ALS 2 1/2pp. + envelope

Scope and Contents note

Public appearances, Egypt situation, Labour Party, Alan, raise (?) finances.
 

16. London (The Dorchester) [1956] November 25

Physical Description: ALS 1 1/2pp. + envelope

Scope and Contents note

Health, finances, returning to Cap Ferrat, gas rationing.
 

17. Cap Ferrat [1956] December 17

Physical Description: ALS 2pp. [No envelope]

Scope and Contents note

Thanks, gas & oil shortage, lunch with Lady Bateman (?).
 

18. Cap Ferrat WSM and Alan to BA [1956] December 31

Physical Description: Telegram 1p.

Scope and Contents note

Happy New Year & Love.
Box 1, Folder 14

1957

Physical Description: (21 letters)
 

1. Cap Ferrat 1957 January 9

Physical Description: ALS 2pp. + envelope

Scope and Contents note

Finances, Alan's trust, BA's birthday.
 

2. Cap Ferrat [1957] January 23

Physical Description: ALS 2pp. + envelope

Scope and Contents note

Age [Maugham & Alanson], girl born to Princess Grace, finances, provisions for Alan.
 

3. Cap Ferrat [1957] January 28

Physical Description: ALS 2pp. + envelope

Scope and Contents note

Thanks for birthday card, death of Bob [Tarkion?], “Elsie's” husband; TV interview.
 

4. Cap Ferrat [1957] February 4

Physical Description: ALS 2pp. + envelope

Scope and Contents note

Glad [BA] gave MS to University, “Rain”, location of [WSM]'s MSS in Universities & libraries, The Moon & Sixpence, heating & weather.
 

5. Cap Ferrat [1957] February 5

Physical Description: ALS 2pp. + envelope [dated February 8?]

Scope and Contents note

Finances, funds for Alan, Liza, Author's Society, fuel oil.
 

6. Cap Ferrat [1957] March 9

Physical Description: ALS 2pp. + envelope

Scope and Contents note

Health, thanks for photographs, Prof. Swank, trust fund, [WSM] gve Liza money to buy house, grandchildren.
 

7. Cap Ferrat [1957] March 24

Physical Description: ALS 2pp. + envelope

Scope and Contents note

S.F. earthquake, health, letter from Doug Black.
 

8. Cap Ferrat [1957] April 19

Physical Description: ALS 1 1/2pp. + envelope

Scope and Contents note

Health, planned holiday to Germany & Austria.
 

9. Heidelberg [1957 May 14]

Physical Description: Autographed Postcard Signed
 

10. Austria, Bad Gastein (Grand Hotel De L'Europe) [1957]? May 29

Physical Description: ALS 1p.

Scope and Contents note

[WSM] sat for German sculptor, health.
 

11. Cap Ferrat [1957]? June 1

General note

[NO: OUT OF ORDER]

Scope and Contents note

Mabel's health (Mabel already died!!!)
 

12. Badgastein [1957 June 7]

Physical Description: Autograph Postcard Signed

Scope and Contents note

Health: “cure”.
 

13. Cap Ferrat [1957] July 8

Physical Description: ALS 1 1/2pp. + envelope

Scope and Contents note

Weather, work.
 

14. Cap Ferrat [1957] July 26

Physical Description: ALS 2pp. + envelope

Scope and Contents note

Work, Riviera crowded, Rubenstein.
 

15. Cap Ferrat [1957] September 1

Physical Description: ALS 2pp. + envelope

Scope and Contents note

Alanson's health, work on [WSM's] last book, wages rose.
 

16. Cap Ferrat [1957] September 26

Physical Description: ALS 2pp. + envelope

Scope and Contents note

Father [Lacomb?]
 

17. London (The Dorchester) [1957] October 20

Physical Description: ALS 2pp. + envelope

Scope and Contents note

Stocks, Chales [Gorin]?, bridge player “Elsie”.
 

18. London (The Dorchester) [1957] November 27

Physical Description: ALS 2pp. + envelope

Scope and Contents note

President's stroke.
 

19. London (The Dorchester) [1957] December 4

Scope and Contents note

WSM sending print to BA.
 

20. Postcard from Madrid [OUT OF ORDER] [1957] Misdated

 

21. 18, Half Moon St., Mayfair W.I. ND

General note

Note [OUT OF ORDER]
Box 1, Folder 15

1958

Physical Description: 11 letters
 

1. Cap Ferrat 1958 January 1

Physical Description: ALS 1 1/2pp. + envelope

Scope and Contents note

Holiday parties.
 

2. Cap Ferrat 1958 January 5

Physical Description: Telegram 1p.

Scope and Contents note

Birthday thoughts.
 

3. Cap Ferrat [1958] January 10

Physical Description: ALS 1 1/2pp.

Scope and Contents note

Finances, trust, Author's Society Fund.
 

4. 1958 [?]

Physical Description: Envelope
 

5. Cap Ferrat [1958] January 19

Physical Description: ALS 2pp. + envelope

Scope and Contents note

Finances, bought picture.
 

6. Cap Ferrat [1958] January 25

Physical Description: ALS 2pp. + envelope

Scope and Contents note

Thanks for birthday carnations, Guaranty Trust letter.
 

7. New York to Cap Ferrat Guaranty Trust Co. of N.Y. to WSM 1958 January 20

Physical Description: TLS 2pp. + envelope

Scope and Contents note

G.T.Co. asks WSM to put his holdings in their charge. [WSM sent this letter to BA in S.F. in cover dated February 8, 1958.]
 

8. Cap Ferrat [1958] February 6

Physical Description: ALS 2pp.

Scope and Contents note

BA's health, WSM's reply to Guaranty Trust Co., thanks.
 

9. Cap Ferrat [1958] February 25

Physical Description: ALS 2pp. + envelope

Scope and Contents note

Letter from G. T. Co., WSM declines invitation to U. S., work on last book, Doug [Black].
 

10. Cap Ferrat 1958 March 22

Physical Description: Telegram 1p. + envelope

Scope and Contents note

WSM wants news of BA.
 

11. Cap Ferrat [1958 April 4]

Physical Description: ALS 2pp. + envelope

Scope and Contents note

Thanks for cable, Doug Black, [WSM's] brother died.
 

12. Venezia WSM & Alan to BA 1958 April 25

Physical Description: Telegram 1p. + envelope

Scope and Contents note

Sympathy.
 

13. Venezia (Gritti Palace-Hotel) [1958] April 25

Physical Description: ALS 1 1/8pp. + envelope

Scope and Contents note

Sympathy--BA's brother died.
 

14. Vevey (Suisse) (Hotel Des Trois-Couronnes) [1958?] May 17

Physical Description: ALS 2pp. + envelope

Scope and Contents note

Health, WSM leaving clinic, invites BA to Cap Ferrat.
Box 1, Folder 16

No Years Given

Physical Description: 17 letters
 

1. 5, Portland Place, W.1. [1935-40]

Physical Description: ALS 2pp.

Scope and Contents note

Agreements, Lawrence [Sharpe], finances, Robin, war.
 

2. Cap Ferrat [?] February 12

Physical Description: ALS 2pp.

Scope and Contents note

Finances, taxes, new book, “Gerald”, work.
 

3. Hotel Tivoli, Ancon [?] February 7

Physical Description: ALS 3 1/2pp.

Scope and Contents note

Sailing to Los Angeles, wants to visit BA, Mabel.
 

4. Delhi, Maiden's Hotel [1938] March 15

Physical Description: ALS 4pp. + envelope

Scope and Contents note

Finances, India, Robin, Robins's father Lord Chancellor, book success, Theatre, Doubleday

General note

Moved to 13/1/3 1st Item (Item 0)
 

5. Cap Ferrat [?] April 10

Physical Description: ALS 2pp.

Scope and Contents note

Thanks, Annette, Alan: salary, Author's Society Fund, Robin, finances, houseguests, Labour Movement, prize money, Liza's divorce.
 

6. Cap Ferrat [ca. 1940] May 7

Physical Description: ALS 2pp. + envelope

Scope and Contents note

Finances, soldiers, possibility of war, work.

General note

moved to 13/1/3
 

7. Vichy, Carlton Majestic Thermal [?] June 9

Physical Description: ALS 2pp.

Scope and Contents note

Taxes, finances, inheritance, “cure”, houseguests, business & stocks.
 

8. Cap Ferrat [ca. 1954] June 27

Physical Description: ALS 2pp.

Scope and Contents note

Work, Queen to deliver insignia, Arthur Rubinstein.

General note

moved to 13/1/11
 

9. Cap Ferrat [?] July 3

Physical Description: ALS 2pp.

Scope and Contents note

Finances, Theatre, comments on trip to Sweden, Denmark, Belgium.
 

10. Cap Ferrat [?] July 17

Physical Description: ALS 2pp.

Scope and Contents note

Thanks, houseguests, Liza's wedding (second).
 

11. Cap Ferrat [1952] July 23

Physical Description: ALS 1p.

Scope and Contents note

Health, clinic in Geneva, Alan.

General note

moved to 13/1/9
 

12. Cap Ferrat [?] July 31

Physical Description: ALS 2pp. + envelope

Scope and Contents note

Kelleys, financial markets.
 

13. envelope addressed to BA, S.F. [?]

 

14. Cap Ferrat [?] August 21

Physical Description: ALS 1 1/2pp.

Scope and Contents note

Thanks, proposed trip to U.S., John & Liza, Princess Alexandria & [?], parties, book.
 

15. envelope addressed to BA, S.F. [193?]

 

16. Naples [?] August 23

Physical Description: ALS 2pp.

Scope and Contents note

Liza & John, travel, Riviera.
 

17. Cap Ferrat [?] August 20

Physical Description: ALS 2pp.

Scope and Contents note

New novel, Andrew Mellon.
 

18. Cap Ferrat [?] September 15

Physical Description: ALS 2pp.

Scope and Contents note

Work, New York, play, Gerald.
 

19. Taormina (Hotel Timeo) [?] September 30

Physical Description: ALS 2pp.

Scope and Contents note

Travels, election in England, Labour Party, Prime Minister.
 

20. London (The Dorchester) [1954] November 23

Physical Description: ALS 4pp. + envelope

Scope and Contents note

Interviews, lectures, Encore, Fren? WSM's publisher, election, John, politics, finances.
 

21. London (The Dorchester) [?] October 28

Physical Description: ALS 2pp.

Scope and Contents note

Securities, trusts, Guaranty Trust.
 

22. Spain, Santader [?]

Physical Description: Autograph Postcard Signed

Scope and Contents note

[Comillas?]
 

23. [[1940]?] August 19

Physical Description: ALS 2pp.

Scope and Contents note

Work, travel to U.S., Gerald, war, villa, Churchill.

General note

moved to 13/1/3
 

24. Spain? [?]

Physical Description: Postcard
 

25. 4 envelopes.

Box 2, Folder [A]

holograph preface with signed typescript copy. Signed typescript of address given to Royal Academy of Art.

Physical Description: Six ALSs,

General note

moved to 13/3/6
 

1. [OUT OF ORDER] Cap Ferrat WSM to “Mr. [J. Terry] Bender” 1958 April 1

Physical Description: TLS 1p. (1)

Scope and Contents note

Cover letter sending “Preface”.
 

2. [OUT OF ORDER] Cap Ferrat WSM to JT[Bender] 1958 March 16

Physical Description: TLS 1p. (1)

Scope and Contents note

“I should like to write a short piece for your exhibition.”
 

3. Printed preface from the Stanford keepsake 1958 May

Physical Description: 2pp. (4)
 

4. By Way of Preface” 1958 May “

Physical Description: Typescript signed 3pp. (3).
 

5. “By Way of Preface”

Physical Description: AMsS 3pp. (3).
 

6. Cap Ferrat WSM to JB, Stanford 1958 June 10

Physical Description: TLS 1p. (1).

Scope and Contents note

Stanford exhibit, Alanson's death.
 

7. Cap Ferrat WSM to Professor Swank, Stanford 1958 June 12

Scope and Contents note

“I cannot imagine that my letters to Bertram Alanson could be of any interest to anyone else, and the idea that they might be useful to scholars makes me laugh...I am resigned to being completely forgotten five years after my death.”
 

8. Cap Ferrat WSM to Ben Abramson 1938 August 22

Physical Description: TLS 1p. + envelope

Scope and Contents note

Will not sell twin Mss of Of Human Bondage.
 

9. WSM to [Royal Academy] 1957

Physical Description: TMsS with holograph corrections 5pp. (5)

Scope and Contents note

“Response to a toast to literature.”
Box 2, Folder 1

Bob [?] to Alanson 1950-1954

Physical Description: 19 letters
 

1. Canterbury [Bob] to BA 1950 March 24

Physical Description: ALS 4pp. (4) + envelope

Scope and Contents note

Thanks.
 

2. Canterbury [Bob] to BA 1950 April 3

Physical Description: ALS 2pp. (2) + envelope

Scope and Contents note

Presents, household.
 

3. Canterbury Bob to BA 1950 April 6 & 7

Physical Description: ALS 2pp. (2) + envelope

Scope and Contents note

Parcels, gratitude, plum puddings.
 

4. Canterbury [Bob] to “Dear Alansons” 1950 September 19

Physical Description: ALS 4pp. (4) + envelope

Scope and Contents note

Weather, Paris, Alan, new film Trio.
 

5. Monte Carlo Bob to BA 1950 September 30

Physical Description: ALS 2pp. (2) + envelope

Scope and Contents note

Arrival, King of Egypt.
 

6. Canterbury Bob and Elsie to BA 1950 December 5

Physical Description: ALS 2pp. (3) + envelope

Scope and Contents note

Willie and Alan have never written, Truman and Atlee.
 

7. Canterbury Bob and Elsie to Alansons 1951 July 2

Physical Description: ALS 4pp. (4) + envelope

Scope and Contents note

Xmas puddings, American tourists, trouble getting house maids, Elsie leaving, garden.
 

8. London Bob to BA 1952 January 24

Physical Description: ALS 1 1/2pp. (2)

Scope and Contents note

Birthday, “I shall be 65 on Saturday”, has written a short story for Willie's birthday.
 

9. Canterbury Bob and Elsie to BA 1952 July 29

Physical Description: ALS 2pp. (2) + envelope

Scope and Contents note

Health
 

10. Canterbury Bob to BA 1953 January 13

Physical Description: ALS 2pp. (2) + envelope

Scope and Contents note

New cigarette “Dunhill selling well.
 

11. Canterbury Bob to Alansons 1952 July 1

Physical Description: ALS 3 1/4pp. (4) + envelope

Scope and Contents note

Fruit farm, not good financially, Willie not well, Swiss doctors, trip to New York.
 

12. Canterbury Bob to Alansons 1953 January 27

Physical Description: ALS 2pp. (2) + envelope

Scope and Contents note

69th birthday, “dunhill”.
 

13. Canterbury [Bob] to BA 1954 May 6

Physical Description: 1p. (1) + envelope

Scope and Contents note

Some seed packets destroyed.
 

14. London Bob to BA 1956 March 14

Physical Description: ALS 2pp. (2) + envelope

Scope and Contents note

Willie back from Egypt, does not look or feel well.
 

15. Canterbury Bob to BA 1956 April 3

Physical Description: ALS 2pp. (2) + envelope

Scope and Contents note

Garden and visitors, business letter.
 

16. Canterbury Bob to BA 1956 October 30

Physical Description: ALS 1p. + envelope

Scope and Contents note

Packet of seeds.
 

17. Monte Carlo [Hotel de Paris?] Bob to BA [1956] Sunday

Physical Description: ALS 2pp. (2) + envelope

Scope and Contents note

Meeting.
 

18. Monte Carlo Elsie to BA [1957 February 19]

Physical Description: APC S

Scope and Contents note

“Willie looks younger than ever...”
 

19. Canterbury Elsie to BA 1957 April 6

Physical Description: ALS 2pp. (2) + envelope

Scope and Contents note

Death of Bob.
Box 2, Folder 2

Klaus Jonas to Alanson 1950-1957

Physical Description: 7 letters
 

1. New Brunswick, N.J. KWJ to BA 1950 August 22

Physical Description: TLS 1p. (1)

Scope and Contents note

Jonas' bibliography of Maugham's works, mentions a number of authors who have submitted essays on Maugham for one of Jonas' works.
 

2. New Brunswick, N.J. KWJ to BA 1953 June 10

Physical Description: ALS 2pp.

Scope and Contents note

Jonas' writing and lectures on Maugham, Alanson ill, note on Thomas Mann and Hermann Hesse.
 

3. New Brunswick, N.J. KWJ to BA 1954 January 18

Physical Description: ALS 2pp. (2)

Scope and Contents note

The Maugham Enigma, Jonas' tribute to Maugham on Maugham's 80th birthday, Alanson's assistance on KWJ's first literary effort in U.S.
 

4. New Haven, Connecticut KWJ to BA 1956 August 5

Physical Description: TLS 2 pp. (2) + envelope

Scope and Contents note

Center for Maugham Studies, 1958 ALA meeting in S.F.
 

5. New Haven, Connecticut KWJ to BA 1956 August 15

Physical Description: ALS 1p. (1) + envelope

Scope and Contents note

Death of Mrs. Alanson.
 

6. Pittsburg KWJ to BA 1957 October 8

Physical Description: TLS 2pp. (2) + envelope

Scope and Contents note

Visited Maugham, planning new works on Maugham, Maugham being considered for Nobel.
 

7. Pittsburg KWJ to BA 1957 October 16

Physical Description: ALS 2pp. (2) + envelope

Scope and Contents note

Thanks for advice on buying securities, publication and radio broadcast of KWJ's first visit to Villa Mauresque, “Stanford's Maugham Celebration”.
Box 2, Folder 3

Sir Gerald Kelly to Alanson 1928-1956

Physical Description: 15 letters
 

1. Cap Ferrat Gerald [Kelly] to BA 1928 August 6

Physical Description: TLS 1p. (1) + envelope

Scope and Contents note

Gambling, Willie rehearsing new play, Kelly translating a Bourdet play.
 

2. Los Angeles GK to BA 1941 June 11

Physical Description: TLS 1p. (1) + envelope

Scope and Contents note

Kelly's house and garden.
 

3. London GK to BA 1951 April 3

Physical Description: TLS 2pp. (2) + envelope (dated April 1)

Scope and Contents note

Thanks for food, has a lot of Maugham portraits, pictures painted for pleasure, Alan Searle.
 

4. London GK to BA 1952 January 11

Physical Description: TLS 1p. (1) + envelope

Scope and Contents note

Maugham in England, Royal Academy exhibits.
 

5. London GK to BA 1952 March 1

Physical Description: TLS 1p. (1) + envelope

Scope and Contents note

Food packages, late king.
 

6. London GK to BA 1952 October 24

Physical Description: TLS 1p. (1) + envelope

Scope and Contents note

Portrait of Willie.
 

7. London GK to BA 1952 November 29

Physical Description: TLS 1p. (1)

Scope and Contents note

Frame for portrait and a 1p. sketch of frame in cross-cut with ms notes.
 

8. London GK to BA 1953 January 31

Physical Description: TLS 1p. (1) + envelope

Scope and Contents note

Wants to send money to a friend.
 

9. London GK to BA 1953 March 3

Physical Description: TLS 1p. (1)

Scope and Contents note

Dinner with the Queen, Royal Academy collections.
 

10. London GK to BA 1953 October 6

Physical Description: TLS 1p. (1)

Scope and Contents note

Parcel of bacon, storms.
 

11. London GK to BA 1954 December 6

Physical Description: TLS 1p. (1) + envelope

Scope and Contents note

Health, Willie had fallen and injured himself, Royal Academy dinner.
 

12. London GK to BA 1954 December 30

Physical Description: TLS 1p. (2)

Scope and Contents note

Thanks for parcel.
 

13. London GK to BA 1955 February 9

Physical Description: TLS 1p. (2)

Scope and Contents note

Past President of Royal Academy.
 

14. London GK to BA 1956 October 12

Physical Description: TLS 1p. (1) + envelope

Scope and Contents note

Mutual visit to Willie, art exhibits, wild rice.
 

15. London GK to BA 1956 November 2

Physical Description: TLS 2pp. (3) + envelope

Scope and Contents note

Willie at Dorchester, politics, A. Eden.
Box 2, Folder 4

Alan Searle to Alanson 1939-1954

Physical Description: 27 letters
 

1. Hollywood AS to BA 1939 August 23

Physical Description: ALS 1 1/2pp. (2) + envelope

Scope and Contents note

Thank you note.
 

2. London AS to BA 1939 October 24

Physical Description: ALS 2pp. (2) + envelope

Scope and Contents note

London in war time, Ashenden.
 

3. New York AS to BA 1946

Physical Description: TLS 1p. (1) + envelope

Scope and Contents note

A function in Washington.
 

4. New York AS to BA 1946 May 9

Physical Description: TLS 1p. (1) + envelope

Scope and Contents note

“Willie...more social than Mr. Truman”...
 

5, Cap Ferrat AS to BA 1947 August 21

Physical Description: TLS 1p. (1) + envelope

Scope and Contents note

“Willie...more social than Mr. Truman...”
 

6. Cap Ferrat AS to BA 1947 December 17

Physical Description: TLS 2pp. (2) + envelope

Scope and Contents note

Entertaining the Windsors and some Indian princes, grandchildren, Creatures of Circumstance doing well.
 

7. Cap Ferrat AS to BA 1948 June 20

Physical Description: TLS 2pp. (2)

Scope and Contents note

Delighted with mocassins, visit to Spain.
 

8. Vichy AS to BA 1949 June 18

Physical Description: TLS 1p. (1) + envelope

Scope and Contents note

Health, WSM has finished editing his notebooks.
 

9. Cap Ferrat AS to BA 1950 January 12

Physical Description: TLS 1p. (1)

Scope and Contents note

Health, age, travel plans.
 

10. Cap Ferrat AS to BA 1950 March 8

Physical Description: TLS 1p. (1)

Scope and Contents note

Macombers, Canasta, [Goelet's] wives.
 

11. Cap Ferrat AS to BA 1951 July 14

Physical Description: TLS 1p. (1)

General note

(see box 2, folder “A”)

Scope and Contents note

Sends copy (not enclosed) of WSM's speech at the Academy Banquet, health.
 

12. Vaud AS to BA 1952 May 7

Physical Description: TLS 1p. (1) + envelope

Scope and Contents note

Health.
 

13. Amsterdam AS to BA 1952 June 2

Physical Description: TLS 1p. (1) + envelope

Scope and Contents note

Health.
 

14. Cap Ferrat AS to BA 1952 June 20

Physical Description: TLS 1p. (1) + envelope

Scope and Contents note

Alanson's health.
 

15. Cap Ferrat AS to BA 1952 July 7

Physical Description: TLS 1p. (1)

Scope and Contents note

Alanson's health, photograph of jaunt to Oxford.
 

16. Cap Ferrat AS to BA 1952 July 12

Physical Description: TLS 1p. (1)

Scope and Contents note

WSM not well.
 

17. Cap Ferrat AS to BA 1952 July 15

Physical Description: TLS 1p. (1) + envelope

Scope and Contents note

WSM's health.
 

18. Cap Ferrat AS to BA 1952 July 28

Physical Description: TLS 2pp. (2) + envelope

Scope and Contents note

WSM much better.
 

19. Cap Ferrat AS to BA 1952 July 23

Physical Description: TLS 2pp. (2) + envelope

Scope and Contents note

WSM continues to improve.
 

20. Lausanne AS to BA 1952 July 31

Physical Description: TLS 2pp. (2)

Scope and Contents note

WSM's health.
 

21. Lausanne AS to BA 1952 August 20

Physical Description: TLS 2pp. (2)

Scope and Contents note

WSM's health.
 

22. Lausanne AS to BA 1952 August 28

Physical Description: TLS 2pp. (2)

Scope and Contents note

Sutherland's portrait of “Willie”.
 

23. Lausanne AS to BA 1952 October 8

Physical Description: TLS 1p. (1) + envelope

Scope and Contents note

WSM recovered from operation.
 

24. London AS to BA 1952 December 4

Physical Description: TLS 2pp. (2) + envelope

Scope and Contents note

WSM recovered, social whirl and difficulties.
 

25. Cap Ferrat AS to BA 1953 January 29

Physical Description: TLS 2pp. (2) + envelope

Scope and Contents note

AS's health.
 

26 Paris AS to BA 1954 January 1

Physical Description: TLS 2pp. (2)

Scope and Contents note

London, WSM's birthday.
 

27. London AS to BA 1954 November 4

Physical Description: TLS 2pp. (2)

Scope and Contents note

WSM's schedule, successful new novel, “Theatre” made into a very successful French play.
Box 2, Folder 5

Alan Searle to Alanson 1955-1958

Physical Description: 26 letters
 

1. Salzberg AS to BA 1955 February 8

Physical Description: TLS 1p. (2) + envelope

Scope and Contents note

Willie's health and spirits.
 

2. Cap Ferrat AS to BA 1955 March 2

Physical Description: TLS 1p. (1) + envelope

Scope and Contents note

Inquires about Mabel's health, storm destroyed garden.
 

3. Cap Ferrat AS to BA 1955 March 31

Physical Description: TLS 1 1/2pp (2) + envelope

Scope and Contents note

Mabel's health, King Macomber.
 

4. Salzburg AS to BA 1955 March 31

Physical Description: ALS 2pp. (2) + envelope

Scope and Contents note

Mabel's death.
 

5. Cap Ferrat AS to BA 1955 September 24

Physical Description: TLS 1p. (1) + envelope

Scope and Contents note

BA's visit.
 

6. London AS to BA 1955 October 7

Physical Description: TLS 1p. (1)

Scope and Contents note

Willie being pestered by the press, etc., death of King Macomber.
 

7. London AS to BA 1955 November 30

Physical Description: ALS 1 1/2pp. (2) + envelope

Scope and Contents note

Searle's health, Rubenstein concerts, going to Egypt.
 

8. Cap Ferrat AS to BA 1956 March 10

Physical Description: TLS 1 1/2pp. (2) + envelope

Scope and Contents note

Willie ill but getting better.
 

9. Cap Ferrat AS to BA 1956 May 6

Physical Description: TLS 2pp. (2) + envelope

Scope and Contents note

Paris, 500th performance of “Adorable Julia” Willie's health, new car, Richard Adler wants to make a musical of a WSM story.
 

10. Luxor AS to BA 1956 February 4

Physical Description: TLS 2pp. (2) + envelope

Scope and Contents note

Egypt, “Guests of the Aga and Beguhr”.
 

11. Cap Ferrat AS to BA 1956 July 18

Physical Description: TLS 2pp. (2) + envelope

Scope and Contents note

Italian trip, financial business.
 

12. Cap Ferrat AS to BA 1956 August 6

Physical Description: TLS 1 1/2pp. (2)

Scope and Contents note

Photographs of Mabel Alanson. Ellen Doubleday.
 

13. London AS to BA 1956 November 11

Scope and Contents note

Appollo Magazine, health.
 

14. Cap Ferrat AS to BA 1956 December 20

Physical Description: TLS 2pp. (2)

Scope and Contents note

Christmas greetings.
 

15. Cap Ferrat AS to BA 1957 January 11

Physical Description: TLS 2pp. (2) + envelope

Scope and Contents note

Bob Tritton, musical of Of Human Bondage.
 

16. Cap Ferrat AS to BA 1957 March 27

Physical Description: TLS 2pp. (2) + envelope

Scope and Contents note

Concerned over report of earth tremors in S.F. asthma.
 

17. Cap Ferrat AS to BA 1957 April 29

Physical Description: TLS 2pp. (2) + envelope

Scope and Contents note

Planning trip to Geneva et al, Heidelberg University.
 

18. Bad Gastein AS to BA 1957 June 11

Physical Description: TLS 1p. (1) + envelope

Scope and Contents note

Exhausting time of it with the Press, Sadler's Well's production of The Moon and Sixpence.
 

19. Cap Ferrat AS to BA 1957 August 7

Physical Description: TLS 1p. (1) + envelope

Scope and Contents note

Klaus Jonas.
 

20. Cap Ferrat AS to BA 1957 August 22

Physical Description: TLS 1p. (1) + envelope

Scope and Contents note

Have not heard from BA.
 

21. London AS to BA 1957 November 1

Physical Description: TLS 1 1/2pp. (2) + envelope

Scope and Contents note

Still no word from Alanson.
 

22. Cap Ferrat AS to BA 1958 January 10

Physical Description: TLS 2pp. (2) + envelope

Scope and Contents note

Birthday, dinner with Prince Rainer and Princess Grace, “She has improved the prince beyond all recognition”.
 

23. Cap Ferrat AS to BA 1958 January 28

Physical Description: TLS 2pp. (2) + envelope

Scope and Contents note

Willie's birthday, Winston.
 

24. Venice AS to BA 1958 April 25

Physical Description: TLS 1p. (1) + envelope

Scope and Contents note

Death of Alanson's brother, sketch on envelope.
 

25. Vevey AS to BA 1958 May 18

Physical Description: TLS 2pp. (2) + envelope

Scope and Contents note

Willie's medical check-up, “Stanford to get the manuscript of the Ten Novelists' and I shall let them have my collection of Maughamiana. All the first editions, a lot of letters addressed to Willie by eminent people, photographs, “etc.”.
 

26. Cap Ferrat 1957 [?]

Physical Description: Tel 1p. + envelope

Scope and Contents note

Willie much better.
Box 2, Folder 6

Robin Maugham to Alanson 1937-1958

Physical Description: 21 letters
 

1. London Robin Maugham to BA 1937 August 19

Physical Description: ALS 5pp. (5) + envelope

Scope and Contents note

To stay with Alansons.
 

2. Grenoble RM to BA [1937 September 27]

Physical Description: ALS 4pp. (4) + envelope

Scope and Contents note

Trip to the U.S. by ship, to stay in Hollywood a few days.
 

3. Washington, D.C. RM to BA 1938 March 4

Physical Description: APCS 1p. (1)

Scope and Contents note

Staying with Michael Straight, Dr. Genthe.
 

4. Bedford RM to BA 1939 January 17

Physical Description: ALS 6pp. (6) + envelope

Scope and Contents note

Thank you letter for a tie, working as a judge's marshall, Bar exams, reaction to Germany's treatment of Jews.
 

5. London [RM] to BA 1939 October 18

Physical Description: AL 8pp. (8)

Scope and Contents note

Prime Minister's return from Munich, hysteria in England, approaching war, Willie has put on weight, England in winter.
 

6. [Middle East] RM to BA 1942 April 6

Physical Description: ALS 1p. (1) + envelope

Scope and Contents note

In tank battles, desert.
 

7. London RM to BA 1943 November 23

Physical Description: ALS 2pp. (2) + envelope

Scope and Contents note

Editing a paper “which I hope will do something to help the War Effort, Xmas and “happier” New Year which will see the final defeat of the Japanese and the Germans. Envelope bears Censor's label.
 

8. London RM to BA 1948

Physical Description: ALS 2pp. (2)

Scope and Contents note

To take a holiday.
 

9. London RM to BA 1949 December 11

Physical Description: ALS 3pp. (3)

Scope and Contents note

Grateful to Willie, learning about business.
 

10. London RM to BA 1953 October 23

Physical Description: TLS 1p. (1)

Scope and Contents note

His film The Intruder opened in Edinburgh to good reviews.
 

11. London RM to BA 1954 June 17

Physical Description: TLS 2pp. (2)

Scope and Contents note

“Daddy” at 87 finished his book, family. WSM awarded Companion of Honour, RM has finished a novel.
 

12. London RM to BA 1954 December 1

Physical Description: TLS 1p. (1)

Scope and Contents note

Writing a film script from The Rough and the Smooth.
 

13. London RM to BA 1955 March 3

Physical Description: TLS 1p. (1) + envelope

Scope and Contents note

Health, family, new novel.
 

14. London RM to BA 1955 September 30

Physical Description: TLS 1p. (1)

Scope and Contents note

Film: The Black Tent being made in Tripoli.
 

15. London RM to BA 1955 October 27

Physical Description: TLS 1p. (1) + envelope

Scope and Contents note

Willie and father, publication of RM's book, Honor Earl (RM's sister) commissioned to do portraits in NY.
 

16. London RM to BA 1956 February 24

Physical Description: TLS 1p. (1) + envelope

Scope and Contents note

Knee operation, new play sold to Herbert Shumlin.
 

17. Sussex RM to BA [1956 June 21]

Physical Description: TLS 1p. (1) + envelope

Scope and Contents note

Film The Black Tent, family, financial matters.
 

18. Hove RM to BA 1957 June 21

Physical Description: TLS 1p. (1) + envelope

Scope and Contents note

Sends reviews of one play, another opening, congratulations from Willie.
 

19. Hove RM to BA 1957 August 30

Physical Description: TLS 1p. (1) + envelope

Scope and Contents note

Play reviews, his month in San Francisco with the Alansons.
 

20. London RM to BA 1958 April 8

Physical Description: TLS 1p. (1) + envelope

Scope and Contents note

Death of his father.
 

21. Hove RM to BA 1958 December 4

Physical Description: TLS 1p. (1) + envelope

Scope and Contents note

Willie pleased with R's new play, other productions of his work.
Box 2, Folder 7

Arthur Wilson to Alanson 1954-1956

Physical Description: 12 letters
 

1. Zurich AW to BA 1954 March 9

Physical Description: TLS 1p. (1) + envelope

Scope and Contents note

Terrible weather in Europe.
 

2. Oreville AW to Gen. Howard M. Snyder, Denver 1955

Physical Description: TL 2pp.

Scope and Contents note

President's heart attack, Thomas Mattingly, medical advice, regards to Mrs. Eisenhower.
 

3. Frankfurt/Main AW to BA 1956 January 29

Physical Description: TMsS 3pp. (3) with Ms corrections

Scope and Contents note

President's health and politics.
 

4. Frankfurt/Main AW to BA 1956 February 1

Physical Description: TLS 1p. (1) with ANS

Scope and Contents note

Ellen, stocks, Coca Cola report, health.
 

5. Frankfurt/Main AW to BA 1956 February 14

Physical Description: TLS 1p. (1) with ANS by Ellen + envelope.

Scope and Contents note

Health, stocks, Eisenhower.
 

6. Bonn AW to BA [1956] February 24

Physical Description: TLS 1p. (1) + envelope

Scope and Contents note

Visiting, Ike will run again.
 

7. Stuttgart AW to BA 1956 March 1

Physical Description: Tel 1p. (1)

Scope and Contents note

“Congratulations letters received...”
 

8. Zurich AW to BA 1956 March 7

Physical Description: Tel 1p. (1) with [postal receipt?] + envelope APCS 1p. (1)

Scope and Contents note

Stocks, Stevenson and Ike, conferences.
 

9. NY AW to BA Very cold weather in Europe. 1956 November 2

 

10. AW to BA 1956 March 6

Physical Description: APCS 1p. (1)

Scope and Contents note

APO Travel plans.
 

11. APO AW to BA 1956 February 13

Physical Description: envelope only (1)
 

12. APO AW to BA 1956 [?]

Physical Description: envelope only (1)
Box 2, Folder 8

Ellen Wilson to Alanson 1956-1957

Physical Description: 14 letters
 

1. Frankfurt/Main EW to BA 1956 January 29

Physical Description: TLS 2pp. (2) + envelope

Scope and Contents note

Congratulations on new Chrysler, Art's health.
 

2. Bad Nornburg EW to BA 1956 February 16

Physical Description: ALS 2pp. (2) + envelope

Scope and Contents note

Cold weather, transportation problems.
 

3. Munich A and EW to BA 1956 March 8

Physical Description: ALS 3pp. (3) + envelope and clipping

Scope and Contents note

BA and WSM, death of friends.
 

4. APO EW to BA 1956 March 12

Physical Description: APCS 1p.

Scope and Contents note

Mountains, family.
 

5. Frankfurt/Main EW to BA 1956 March 21

Physical Description: ALS 3pp. (3) + envelope

Scope and Contents note

Moving, health, coming home, Spring.
 

6. APO New York A and EW to BA [1956 March 28]

Physical Description: APCS 3pp. (3) + envelope

Scope and Contents note

Easter card with ANS 3pp. (3) of E and AW + envelope.
 

7. Denver A and EW to BA 1956 April 20

Physical Description: APCS 1p. (1) + envelope

Scope and Contents note

On the way home.
 

8. Frankfurt/Main AW to BA 1956 March 2

Physical Description: Envelope only (2)
 

9. Oroville EW to BA [1956 June 4]

Physical Description: ALS 2pp. (2) + envelope

Scope and Contents note

Trip postponed.
 

10. [Oroville] EW to BA 1956 October 29

Physical Description: ALS 2pp. (2) + envelope

Scope and Contents note

Death of AW.
 

11. Oroville EW to BA 1956 October 29

Physical Description: APCS 2pp. (2)

Scope and Contents note

with attached clipping about Maugham.
 

12. Oroville EW to BA [1957 May 17]

Physical Description: ANS 3pp. (2) + envelope

Scope and Contents note

To be in San Francisco 5/27 & 28.
 

13. np EW to BA [1957 October]

Physical Description: ANS 2pp. (2)

Scope and Contents note

Returned from Modesto, enclosure mentioned but not present.
 

14. Cap Ferrat [AW?] to BA 1956

Physical Description: Envelope only (1)
Box 2, Folder 9

Incoming Adams - Garcia - Gordon Loygorri

 

1. Typed list of correspondents

Physical Description: 1p. (1).
 

2. White House, Washington, D.C. Sherman Adams to BA 1956 October 10

Physical Description: TLS 1p. (1) + envelope

Scope and Contents note

Thanks for letter to President re: Mrs. Ellen Wilson's eligibility for naturalization.
 

3. White House, Washington, D.C. Sherman Adams to BA 1956 November 5

Physical Description: TLS 1p. (1)

Scope and Contents note

Mrs. Wilson's eligibility for naturalization.
 

4. [Washington, D.C.] Commissioner of Immigration and Naturalization to the Attorney General, Washington, D.C. [1956 October]

Physical Description: Carbon memo 1p. (1) + envelope

Scope and Contents note

Ellen Wilson.
 

5. Stockton Warren H. Atherton to BA 1957 June 21

Physical Description: TLS 2pp. (2)

Scope and Contents note

Political campaign.
 

6. New York Harry Benjamin to BA 1947 November 4

Physical Description: ALS 1p. (1)

Scope and Contents note

Picture of Arnold in action.
 

7. New York H. Benjamin to BA 1957

Physical Description: ANS on ptd appointment card.
 

8. New York Douglas M. Black to BA (“Alanson”) 1952 October 28

Physical Description: TLS 1p. (1)

Scope and Contents note

Portrait arrived and is being forwarded.
 

9. New York Douglas Black to BA 1952 July 3

Scope and Contents note

WSM's dedication of the two new wings of Heineman's Wind-mill Press.
 

10. New York DB to BA 1956 October 25

Physical Description: TLS 1p. (1) + envelope

Scope and Contents note

Death of Black's father, note from the President, and Doubleday's new plant in Virginia.
 

11. New York DB to BA 1957 October 23

Physical Description: TLS 1p. (1) + envelope

Scope and Contents note

Alanson's new San Francisco Bay book, visitors from Europe, White House reception for the Queen, sends clipping about Maugham.
 

12. Washington, D. C. Ned [Bruce] to BA 1938 February 11

Physical Description: TLS 1p.

Scope and Contents note

Will miss seeing Maugham.
 

13. np Maria Burger to BA nd

Physical Description: Signed birthday card 3pp. (2)
 

14. np Herb Caen to BA nd

Physical Description: ANS 1p. (1)

Scope and Contents note

“Thanks so much for risking this with me...”.
 

15. Berkeley, California Kenneth J. Carpenter to BA 1956 April 19

Physical Description: TLS 1p. (1)

Scope and Contents note

Interested in Alanson's Maugham collection.
 

16. Stockton Tom Connolly, Jr. to BA [1956?]

Physical Description: TLS 1p. (2) with ANS of “Marietta”.

Scope and Contents note

Seeking campaign support for Warren Atherton.
 

17. Athens George Cukor to BA 1949 November 1

Physical Description: APCS 1p. (2)

Scope and Contents note

Willie, new picture.
 

18. Leland W. Cutler to BA 1957 February 25

Physical Description: TLS 1p. (1) + envelope

Scope and Contents note

Alanson's gift to Stanford of “the Somerset Maugham manuscript”.
 

19. San Francisco Fleishhacker family to BA [1957 April 17]

Physical Description: Ptd card with autograph note + envelope 2pp. (2)

Scope and Contents note

Thanks for expressions of sympathy.
 

20. London AS Frere to BA 1954 December 30

Physical Description: TLS 2pp. (3)

Scope and Contents note

WSM suggested that the Freres contact Alanson in San Francisco.
 

21. np [Mrs. Pierre Desautels] to BA 1956 February 7

Physical Description: ALS 1p. (1)

Scope and Contents note

Travels in Europe, mutual friends.
 

22. Paris Mrs. Desautels to BA 1956 September 10

Physical Description: ALS 2pp. (2) + envelope

Scope and Contents note

Thank you for dinner, Pierre's travels, death of Arthur Wilson.
 

23. Paris Pierre Desautels to BA 1956 February 27

Physical Description: TLS 1p. (1)

Scope and Contents note

Coffee [for Maugham], BA missed anniversary.
 

24. Paris PD to BA 1956 May 4

Physical Description: TLS 1p. (1) + envelope

Scope and Contents note

Thanks for congratulations.
 

25. Paris PD to BA 1957 October 1

Physical Description: TLS 1p. (1) + envelope

Scope and Contents note

To move officially to New York.
 

26. np Marie Gardenhue to [BA] nd

Physical Description: Signed birthday card 3pp. (2)
 

27. Mexico City MG to BA 1956 August 10

Physical Description: APCS 1p. (1)

Scope and Contents note

Mexico.
 

28. NY Consuelo Guy to BA 1956 February 28

Physical Description: Note in Spanish. ANS 2pp. (2) + envelope
 

29. Madrid Gabriel Garcia-Loygorri to BA 1954 September 21

Physical Description: TLS 1p. (1)

Scope and Contents note

Maugham's itinerary in Spain.
 

30. NY Gertrude Gardner to BA 1928 December 31

Physical Description: ALS 3pp. (3)

Scope and Contents note

New Years greetings, family and social news.
Box 2, Folder 10

Incoming Haas-Swank

 

1. Los Angeles Alexander F. Haas to BA 1956 March 14

Physical Description: TLS 1p. (1) + envelope

Scope and Contents note

[Arthur] Rubinstein.
 

2. NY Martin J. Heller to BA 1953 September 1

Physical Description: ALS 1p. (1) + envelope

Scope and Contents note

Natomas, Paris.
 

3. [San Francisco] E. Johnson to BA [1957 October]

Physical Description: ANS 1p. (1)

Scope and Contents note

A magazine article.
 

4. Yonkers Alva Johnston to BA 1948 December 31

Physical Description: TLS 2pp. (2)

Scope and Contents note

Guatamala in the late nineteenth century, Wilson Minzer.
 

5. np Jean & Jacqueline de Lagarde nd

Physical Description: Signed Christmas card. 1p. (1)
 

6. NY Jean de Lagarde to BA 1952 April 4

Physical Description: TLS 1p. (1) + envelope

Scope and Contents note

Financial business, Henri Beaujard.
 

7. NY Sinclair Lewis to the Alansons 1927

Physical Description: TLS 1p. (1) + envelope

Scope and Contents note

“My great sorrow that our friend George Sterling is gone.”
 

8. Hollywood Montagu Love to BA 1931 November 7

Physical Description: TLS 1p. (1) + envelope

Scope and Contents note

Looking for bookings, Maugham, American Play Company.
 

9. Washington, D.C. Salvador de Madariaga to BA 1931 Julv 6

Physical Description: TLS 1p. (1) + envelope

Scope and Contents note

In Spanish.
 

10. London Liza Maugham to BA 1950 April 10

Physical Description: ALS 2pp. (2) + envelope

Scope and Contents note

Wants dividends sent to London bank, Maugham's birthday.
 

11. London Lord Maugham to BA 1947 March 29

Physical Description: ALS 4pp. (4) + envelope

Scope and Contents note

Thanks for food parcel, England's postwar difficulties, pleasure at meeting the Alansons.
 

12. London Lord Maugham to BA 1949 December 1

Physical Description: ALS 2pp. (2) + envelope

Scope and Contents note

Thanks for parcel.
 

13. White House, Washington, D.C. Kevin McCann to BA 1955 October 10

Physical Description: TLS 1p. (1) + envelope

Scope and Contents note

San Francisco, evening with the Alansons and the Blacks.
 

14. SF J. (Jack) Mitcheson to BA 1951 May 3

Physical Description: TLS 1p. (1)

Scope and Contents note

Party at Stock Exchange Club during visit of Sir Leslie Rowan.
 

15. SF J. Mitcheson to BA 1951 April 14

Physical Description: TLS 1p. (1)

Scope and Contents note

Sir Leslie Rowan, preparations for luncheon.
 

16. SF T.S. Peterson to BA 1956 February 8

Physical Description: TLS 1p. (1) + envelope

Scope and Contents note

Gen. [Wilson's] letter re: Ike.
 

17. Stanford Norman Philbrick to BA 1957 February 6

Physical Description: TLS 1p. (1)

Scope and Contents note

Invitation to attend a Stanford production of The Circle.
 

18. SF Irving S. Reichert to BA 1956 October 29

Physical Description: TLS 1p. (1) + envelope

Scope and Contents note

Burial of Mabel Alanson.
 

19. NY Leon H. Rosenthal to BA 1930

Physical Description: ALS 3pp. (2) on Mrs. Rosenthal's letterhead.

Scope and Contents note

Congratulations on Presidency of the Stock Exchange, Anton Schutz, The Gentleman in the Parlor.
 

20. Memphis, Tenn. Arthur Rubenstein to BA 1956 March 21

Physical Description: ALS 1p. (1) + envelope

Scope and Contents note

In Spanish. Arranging a meeting in San Francisco.
 

21. Beverly Hills Nela Rubenstein to BA 1956 April 20

Physical Description: ANS 2pp. (2) + envelope

Scope and Contents note

Thanks for lace gloves.
 

22. np Alanson entry in Who's Who in the West nd

Physical Description: 2 printed pages (1) with entry pasted on.
 

23. Wheeler Sammons, Jr. [1957]

Physical Description: TLS 2pp.

Scope and Contents note

Who's Who in the West
 

24. Washington, D.C. Robert C. Smith to Ronald E. Mahler with copy to BA. 1942 September 11

Physical Description: TL (carbon) 1p. (1) + envelope

Scope and Contents note

Diego Rivera mural in Stock Exchange Lunch Club.
 

25. (see #24) Robert C. Smith to BA 1942 September 11

Physical Description: TLS 1p. (1)

Scope and Contents note

Photograph of Rivera mural, Dr. Genthe's photographs.
 

26. Teheran [Karen?] & Axel Speron-Fiedler to BA [1956 December]

Physical Description: ANS 1p. (1) on photocard + envelope
 

27. SF G.B. Stern to BA nd

Physical Description: ALS 2pp. (1)

Scope and Contents note

Introducing Miss G.B. Stern (a very tongue-in-cheek piece).
 

28. London G.B. Stern to BA [1934] December 9

Physical Description: ALS 6pp. (6) + envelope

Scope and Contents note

Introducing Edward Mayne of Shell Oil Mexico, Willie's new use of exaggeration, Stern's book of short stories.
 

29. Stanford R.C. Swank to BA 1956 March 5

Physical Description: TLS 1p. (1) + envelope

Scope and Contents note

Alanson's plans to bequeath his Maugham collection to Stanford “it is by such gifts as this that a great scholarly library is created”...
Box 2, Folder 11

Misc. Incoming. First Names Only.

 

1. np “Arnold” 1940 August 7

Physical Description: TLS 2pp. (2) with holograph postscript.

Scope and Contents note

Sale of Courbet painting, paintings of Antoine Wertz, Thomas Watson, patron of the arts.
 

2. Cannes “Dick” to BA 1956 January 1

Physical Description: ALS 1p. (1) + envelope

Scope and Contents note

Leonard Heller, lunch with ____ Alan, Willie out, weather.
 

3. Pontresina “Dick” to BA [1950]

Physical Description: APCS 1p. (1)

Scope and Contents note

Thanks for letter, aging.
 

4. San Francisco “Cobbie” to BA 1952 May 13

Physical Description: TLS 1p. (1)

Scope and Contents note

Health, “Cardiac Club”, Valley of the Moon.
 

5. Tucson [Lionel] to BA [1952]

Physical Description: ALS 3pp. (2) + envelope

Scope and Contents note

Arizona Inn & staff, food, Pontiac car, store in Tucson.
 

6. Monte Carlo “Adrian” [Zleder?] to BA 1956 March 2

Physical Description: ALS 2pp. (2) + envelope

Scope and Contents note

Desautels returned from India, show on the Riviera, visitors.
 

7. London “Honor” to BA 1956 March 11

Physical Description: ALS 4pp. (4) + envelope

Scope and Contents note

Coming to San Francisco, to do a portrait, Willte better.
 

8. np “Margaret and Jill” to BA Easter card signed in Spanish. [1956 April]

 

9. np [?] to BA 1956 March 30

Physical Description: Envelope only 1p. (1)
 

10. San Francisco “Ruth” to BA [1957] April 10

Physical Description: ANS 3pp. (2) + envelope

Scope and Contents note

Thanks for gift, meeting with Rubenstein, Nick joins in greetings.
 

11. np “Marie and Arthur” to BA nd

Physical Description: Signed birthday card 3pp. (2)
 

12. np “Lousie” to BA nd

Physical Description: Signed birthday card 3pp. (2)
 

13. np “Lemuel & Carrie” to BA nd

Physical Description: Signed birthday card 3pp. (2)
 

14. np “Frances and Frank, Ann and Lionel” to BA nd

Physical Description: Signed birthday card 3pp. (2)
 

15. Paris “Bill and [Thel]” to BA & Mabel nd

Physical Description: ALS 2pp. (2)

Scope and Contents note

Thanks for gift.
Box 2, Folder 12

Miscellaneous Incoming--Initials only. Letters to Others than Alanson.

 

1. inc d--no year given September 28 San Francisco [Favilua Tulhaud?] to BA

Physical Description: ANS 2pp. (1) + envelope

Scope and Contents note

“Thanks for your book.”
 

2. np [S. Cardet?] to “Mabel” 1939 January 31

Physical Description: ALS 2pp. (2) + envelope

Scope and Contents note

Sending “Unforgotten Years” and “Trivia”, Maugham might be interested.
 

3. Monte Carlo [V.E. or V.G.?] to BA 1950 January 26

Physical Description: TLS 1p. + envelope

Scope and Contents note

Guest list.
 

4. Portsmouth 1957 June 22

Physical Description: Typed envelope only 1p. (1)
 

5. [New York] [Bertram?] to WSM [1954]

Physical Description: ANS 1p. (1)

Scope and Contents note

Congratulations on Oxford degree.
 

6. Monte Carlo [Adrian] Zleder to Mr. Desautels 1956 February 9

Scope and Contents note

Thanks to him and BA for coffee.
 

7. Zermatt [RVS] to BA [1957 August 26]

Physical Description: APCS 1p. (1)

Scope and Contents note

Princess of Montenegro re: Alansons.
 

8. np John W. Stanton to WSM, New York 1942 June 10

Physical Description: TL 1p. (1)

Scope and Contents note

Copy of agreement with Alanson, legal-financial matters.
 

9. Feldberg [?] to BA nd

Physical Description: APCS 1p. (1)

Scope and Contents note

Christmas/New Year greetings.
 

10. Canterbury R. [Tritton] to BA nd

Physical Description: APCS 1p. (1)

Scope and Contents note

“Willie and Alan with us.”
 

11. New York [?] to BA 1957 April 6

Physical Description: Typed envelope only.
 

12. France Unknown to BA 1926 July 11

Physical Description: Partial envelope only.
 

13. London [JTM] to WSM, np 1942 [October 4]

Scope and Contents note

Thanks for food parcel, Robin now a Capt. and on staff of Gen. Spears, his bravery.
 

14. Austria Unknown to BA [1957 June 11]

Physical Description: Envelope only 1p. (1)
Box 2, Folder 13

Miscellaneous Newspaper Clippings.

 

1. Arthur Wilson's death.

 

2. Pierre Desautels promoted.

 

3. Oroville Mercury Estate of A.R. Wilson, obituary for A.R. Wilson. 1956 August 11

 

4. France-Amerique Douglas Black officer of the Legion of Honor. 1956 February 26

 

5. France-Amerique M. Joseph Klein. 1956 February 26

Box 2, Folder 14

Clippings and Notices re Alanson

 

1. San Francisco Examiner and News Call Bulletin Clint Mosher article on Maugham and Alanson's gift to Stanford of his Maugham collection. 1965 December 15

 

2. Maugham signature.

Physical Description: Photo negative.
 

3. Oxford Cherwell 1958 February 8

Physical Description: News photo

Scope and Contents note

Maugham at Oxford.
 

4. San Francisco News 1930 March 28

Physical Description: clipping

Scope and Contents note

re Alanson.
 

5. Fresno Republican 1930 March 29

Physical Description: clipping

Scope and Contents note

re Alanson.
 

6. np cartoon of Alanson. nd

 

7. np Obituary of Lord Maugham. nd

 

8. Anaheim Bulletin 1949 January 28

Physical Description: Photo

Scope and Contents note

Maugham and Alanson at San Francisco Stock Exchange Club for WSM's 75th birthday.
 

9. Oxford 1952 June 25

Physical Description: Ptd program 4pp. (4)

Scope and Contents note

the ceremony awarding honorary degrees Encaenia (Maugham received the Doctor of Letters).
 

10. [Oxford] 1952 June 25

Physical Description: 5pp. (5)

Scope and Contents note

English abstracts of Encaenia addresses including WSM's presentation.
 

11. np Bertram Alanson, “Alanson sets up memorial fund.” nd

Physical Description: clipping and photograph
 

12. np Who's Who, “ Bertram Alanson” nd

Physical Description: clipping
 

13. San Francisco Chronicle 1948 August 27

Physical Description: Article

Scope and Contents note

Alanson's 40-year anniversary as a member of the San Francisco Stock Exchange.
 

14. Rio de Janeiro Vanguarda 1928 November 12

Physical Description: Article

Scope and Contents note

Alanson's trip with other members of California's Association of Chambers of Commerce to Rio. (w/1 dup)
 

15. San Francisco News nd

Physical Description: (with 2 duplicates)

Scope and Contents note

“S. F. exchange head overcomes obstacles”
 

16. San Francisco News “ Stock exchange honors veteran member, B.E. Alanson feted for 40 years mart membership” 1948 August 27

 

17. [San Francisco Chronicle] Herb Caen Article on arrival of Sir Gerald Kelly's portrait of WSM for Alansons. 1953 June 26

 

18. np Article on Mrs. B.E. Alanson's death. nd

 

19. [California and Oregon] 1930 March 27

Physical Description: 16 clippings

Scope and Contents note

Alanson heading San Francisco Stock Exchange.
 

20. np nd

Physical Description: clipping

Scope and Contents note

“Off to America” re WMS's attitude to French and the play Rain.
 

21. np 1940 December 24

Physical Description: Article (with picture of Alansons)

Scope and Contents note

Alanson's trip to Guatamala.
 

22. np nd

Physical Description: News picture and caption

Scope and Contents note

San Francisco Chamber of Commerce's trip to Latin America.
 

23. Buenos Aires La Nacion [1928 November 31]

Physical Description: Clipping

Scope and Contents note

Alanson's trip to Latin America with the California Association of Chambers of Commerce.
 

24. Valparaiso, Chile (as above) 1928 October 23

 

25. np (as above) nd

Physical Description: clipping
 

26. Guatemala El liberal progresista 1940 December 28

Physical Description: (2)

Scope and Contents note

“Guatamala is the true earthly paradise, Mr. Bertram Alanson tells us.”
 

27. np Beaux Arts Ball in New York. nd

Physical Description: Clipping
 

28. np Original cartoon drawing by S. P. Kahn Alanson. nd

Box 2, Folder 15

Allan [UNK] “Norman,” 26 [UNK] 51

Box 3, Folder 1

Clippings and notices re Maugham I

 

1. San Francisco News 1949 January 26

Scope and Contents note

WSM's visit for 75th birthday to Alanson's house in SF. Picture inc. WSM, Alanson, George Cukor, Mrs. & Mrs. C.R. St. Aubyn & Frederick Koster.
 

2. Heidelberg Life 1957 June

Scope and Contents note

WSM at 83 revisits school where he spent 3 semesters in 1890's (described in Of Human Bondage).
 

3. New York Herald Tribune [1954]

Physical Description: Clipping

Scope and Contents note

WSM's 80th birthday.
 

4. San Francisco Call Bulletin 1941 February 3

Physical Description: News picture

Scope and Contents note

WSM & Mrs. Alanson.
 

5. Chicago Tribune 1949 January 16

Scope and Contents note

WSM in Chicago for publisher's party for Notebooks. Also information on Quartet.
 

6. Oakland Tribune 1949 January 26

Physical Description: (and 3 duplicates).

Scope and Contents note

WSM's 75th birthday with Alansons picture.
 

7. San Francisco WSM's 75th birthday. [1949 January 14]

Physical Description: Clipping
 

8. np WSM's introduction to Quartet, a movie produced by J. Arthur Rank made up of 4 short stories by WSM. [1949]

Physical Description: Clipping
 

9. [San Francisco Call] Alanson's visit to Cap Ferrat. [1946 December 20]

 

10. [San Francisco News] 1949 December 12

Physical Description: Article

Scope and Contents note

A Writer's Notebook.
 

11. Chicago Tribune 1949 January 15

Physical Description: Clipping

Scope and Contents note

WSM's 75th birthday.
 

12. Sacramento Bee 1949 January 28

Physical Description: News picture

Scope and Contents note

WSM's 75th birthday.
 

13. New York Herald Tribune 1946 April 21

Physical Description: Clipping

Scope and Contents note

The movie The Razor's Edge, WSM's first screen play.
 

14. New York Times Magazine 1947 June 1

Physical Description: News picture

Scope and Contents note

WSM receiving degree from Toulouse University.
 

15. New York Herald Tribune Books 1942 May 3

Scope and Contents note

4 news photos of WSM in South Carolina, his retreat during WWII.
 

16. Washington Star WSM's speech on the function of a novelist in modern society. 1946 April 28

 

17. New York Times WSM's 80th birthday. [1954 January 26]

 

18. [New York Times] WSM on WWII and plans for novels he will write while in U.S. [1940 October 10]

 

19. Oakland Tribune WSM's reminiscences at 75th birthday, 1949 January 30

Physical Description: photo.
 

20. np A Writer's Notebook. nd

 

21. np Trio, a movie suceeding the previous year's Quartet. nd

 

22. [San Francisco Examiner] List of people at WSM's 76th birthday party. [1950 March 15]

 

23. Boston Interview following WSM's donation of Of Human Bondage ms to Library of Congress. 1946

 

24. np Presentation of Of Human Bondage to Library of Congress. nd

 

25. New York Times WSM's 75th birthday. 1949 January 26

 

26. Boston Herald WSM with Doubleday editors and 1 vol of the original ms of Of Human Bondage. [1946] May 5

Physical Description: News photo
 

27. Oakland Tribune WSM with unidentified friends. 1941 February 2

Physical Description: Newsphoto
 

28. [New York Times] Book Review interview of WSM bv Robert Van Gelder 1946 April 21

Physical Description: (1 duplicate).

Scope and Contents note

(with photo portrait and photo of ms leaf) Discusses early writings.
 

29. np The Stars and Stripes WSM at 80, the Garrick testimonial dinner, daily schedule, Bertrand Russell and obscenity, writing and finances. nd

 

30. State of Washington 1949 January 28

Physical Description: 4 news clippings

Scope and Contents note

75th birthday.
 

31. London The Listener 1954 January 28

Scope and Contents note

Broadcast talk given by WSM on 80th birthday.
 

32. San Francisco (4 different papers) 1939 January 19-23

Physical Description: 7 articles (7)

Scope and Contents note

WSM's coming visit to San Francisco.
 

33. Manchester Guardian [1954 January 24]

Scope and Contents note

WSM's 80th birthday.
 

34. np [1939]

Scope and Contents note

The Lord Chancellor's breakfast.
 

35. San Francisco Chronicle 1950 May 26

Physical Description: (1 duplicate)

Scope and Contents note

WSM “richest writer in the world”.
 

36. New York Times 1950 October 19

Scope and Contents note

“Maugham starts television series” host in Teller of Tales, based on his short stories.
 

37. New York Times 1954 January 26

Scope and Contents note

WSM on Cakes & Ale, Presentation to Princeton of original holograph ms of novel Theatre.
Box 3, Folder 2

1. New York Sutton Theatre Program 1950 October 9

Scope and Contents note

American premier of Maugham's Trio.
 

2. Paris Le Theatre du Symnaise. Ticket, schedule and program for Adorable Julia by Marc-Gilbert Sauvajon from the work by 1956 September 19-25

Scope and Contents note

Somerset Maugham and Guy Bolton. Directed by Jean Wall.
 

3. London Strand Theater program 1957 June 16

Scope and Contents note

The Last Hero by Robin Maugham Repertory Players.
 

4. London St. Martin's Theatre advertising card nd

Scope and Contents note

Odd Man In, a play by Claude Magnier adapted from the French by Robin Maugham.
 

5. np nd

Physical Description: TS 1/2p.

Scope and Contents note

“Excerpt from Maugham Collections in America, by Dr. Klaus W. Jonas, to be published Dec 56”
 

6. London 1954 Autumn

Physical Description: (6)

Scope and Contents note

“A Season of works by Somerset Maugham” 13 synopses of presented radio plays, full plays, and short stories, with an appreciation of WSM by Ivor Brown.
 

7. Encounter [1954]

Physical Description: (6)

Scope and Contents note

Waugh, Alec Maugham at Eighty
 

8. Rutaers University, New Jersey Reprint nd

Scope and Contents note

inscribed “For Mr. Alanson from KW Jonas”
 

9. New York Times Book Review Hines, Jack 1923 June 17

Scope and Contents note

“Mr. Maugham on deck and in the smoking room”. with photo of pencil drawing by Cesare.
 

10. New York Times Book Review 1923 May 27

Scope and Contents note

“Collected plays of England's most civilized dramatist.”
 

11. London Illustrated News Squire, Sir John 1952 November 15

Scope and Contents note

review of The Vagrant Mood, a collection of 6 essays. Reproduction of photograph by Karsh.
 

12. London The Times 1957 June 17

Scope and Contents note

Reviews of Robin Maugham's The Last Hero.
 

13. Neve Zurcher Zeitung 1957 April 28

Scope and Contents note

“Ze Bescuh be: Somerset Maugham” inscribed to Mr. Alanson from KW Jonas.
 

14. San Francisco Call 1939 January 25

Scope and Contents note

Short joke about Cakes and Ale.
 

15. San Francisco Chronicle 1939 January 26

Scope and Contents note

WSM visits Mrs. Frances Wilson.
 

16. San Francisco Call 1939 January 24

Scope and Contents note

WSM's visit to Alansons.
 

17. Several cities. 1933 August 29

Physical Description: 5 articles

Scope and Contents note

Alanson's 25th anniversary as member of the San Francisco Stock Exchange.
 

18. San Francisco Chronicle 1949 September 18

Physical Description: Picture

Scope and Contents note

WSM and quote.
 

19. Paris Le Figaro 1924 November 22

Physical Description: Article

Scope and Contents note

Success of Our Betters, play by WSM.
 

20. [San Francisco Chronicle] 1954 January 24

Scope and Contents note

This World. General note of WSM's 80th birthday and Jonas' book The Maugham Enigma.
 

21. np Daily nd

Physical Description: Picture

Scope and Contents note

WSM receiving honorary degree at Oxford.
 

22. np Popolo d' Italia [1925 January 15]

Scope and Contents note

“Io voglio cosi”.
 

23. np 1957 January 7?

Scope and Contents note

WSM's birthday invitation.
 

24. [San Francisco Chronicle] Herb Caen column nd

Scope and Contents note

Alanson's acquisiton of Kelly's portrait of Maugham.
 

25. Palo Alto Times 1957 January 24

Physical Description: Article

Scope and Contents note

Alanson's gift of Maugham materials to Stanford.
 

26. Stanford News release 1957 January 23

Scope and Contents note

Alanson's gift of Maugham materials to Stanford.
 

27. [San Francisco Examiner] Herb Caen column [1957 February 15]

Scope and Contents note

Alanson's gift.
 

28. np nd

Physical Description: 3 articles

Scope and Contents note

Alanson gift.
 

29. San Francisco Call Bulletin 1957 February 9

Scope and Contents note

Alanson gift to Stanford.
 

30. San Francisco Chronicle 1957 January 27

Scope and Contents note

Alanson gift to Stanford with picture.
 

31. San Francisco Examiner 1957 February 3

Scope and Contents note

Alanson gift to Stanford.
 

32. Kalamazoo, Michigan Scope Weekly (Upjohn Co.) 1957 October 9

Scope and Contents note

Interview with (and two pictures of) Maugham.
 

33. Heidelberg, Germany, Heidelberg Life 1957 [June]

Scope and Contents note

General.
 

34. Sports Illustrated 1957 [June 10]

Scope and Contents note

Maugham's trip to Germany.
 

35. Newsweek [1957 June 12]

Scope and Contents note

“Moon and Sixpence”.
 

36. London Times 1958 March 24

Scope and Contents note

Viscount Maugham's (WSM's older brother? or father?) obituary.
 

37. np Times 1957 October 6

Scope and Contents note

WSM discusses current plays and novels.
 

38. Nice Matin 1955 January 23

Scope and Contents note

Alanson's visit to Cap Ferrat
 

39. Nice Matin 1955 September 6

Scope and Contents note

Friendship with Alanson.
 

40. np nd

Physical Description: Newsphoto

Scope and Contents note

WSM's Picasso.
 

41. np Daily Mail [1956 November 1]

Scope and Contents note

cartoon.
 

42. [San Francisco Examiner] [1955 March 24]

Scope and Contents note

[Herb Caen] on WSM's 81st birthday.
 

43. 1956 May 27

Physical Description: Article

Scope and Contents note

San Francisco Examiner San Francisco Street, last paragraphs about Alanson and Maugham.
 

44. np nd

Physical Description: Picture

Scope and Contents note

Lord and Lady Hope at the christening of their son.
 

45. np Riviera Gazette 1955 January 23

Physical Description: Article (with photo)

Scope and Contents note

Alanson's visit to Maugham.
 

46. np nd

Physical Description: Photo

Scope and Contents note

Maugham (and others), caption in Arabic.
 

47. [London] Daily Telegraph 1952 June 26

Physical Description: Picture

Scope and Contents note

WSM receiving honorary degree.
 

48. Victoria, B.C., The Daily Colonist 1951 July 26

Scope and Contents note

WSM's thoughts on growing old.
 

49. np [1959]

Physical Description: Article

Scope and Contents note

Alanson's trip to France.
 

50. np Illustrated 6 pictures of Villa Mauresque and story of daily life with WSM at 74. 1948 October 16

Physical Description: (3)
 

51. [London] Times 1949 April 24

Scope and Contents note

“Oil shares as an investment”.
 

52. Palo Alto Times 1949 January 27

Physical Description: Picture

Scope and Contents note

San Francisco Stock Exchange party for WSM's 75th birthday.
 

53. [London] Times 1949 April 24

Scope and Contents note

“Oil shares as an investment”.
 

54. np [1950]

Scope and Contents note

People at WSM's 76th birthday.
 

55. np nd

Scope and Contents note

Maugham in London at 83.
 

56. np Evening Standard [1956 February 2]

Scope and Contents note

“Stolen Tune” by Robin Maugham.
 

57. np Time 1957 October 14

Scope and Contents note

WSM at Heidelberg.
 

58. San Francisco Examiner 1949 June 15

Scope and Contents note

WSM in San Francisco, interview.
 

59. np [1949]

Physical Description: Picture

Scope and Contents note

WSM and Gracie Fields.
Box 3, Folder 3

Alanson Memorabilia

 

1. np nd

Scope and Contents note

Well-wishes from Stock Exchange Club.
 

2. np nd

Scope and Contents note

Congratulatory speech on 40th anniversary of election to San Francisco Stock Exchange.
 

3. San Francisco 1933 August 28

Scope and Contents note

Remarks of Mr. Ross Ambler Curran on 25th anniversary of Alanson's membership in San Francisco Stock Exchange.
 

4. np nd

Scope and Contents note

Speech delivered in appreciation of Alanson's term on governing board [of San Francisco Stock Exchange].
 

5. [Paris] nd February 2

Scope and Contents note

Invitation to lunch with Carl Gottfried von Seidlitz.
 

6. Monte Carlo nd January 25

Scope and Contents note

Invitation to birthday dinner for WSM with Carl Gottfried von Seidlitz.
 

7. 4 menus at Restaurant de L'Hotel de Paris, Monte Carlo. 1950 January 25, 26 and February 2

 

8. [New York] [year?] October 9

Scope and Contents note

2 tickets to American premier of WSM's Trio.
 

9. np nd

Scope and Contents note

Wine and Food Society's list of books in stock by Andre L. Simon.
 

10. Written on back of sheet from desk calendar of this date are dividend figures for WSM's account. 1949 October 5

Box 3, Folder 4

Photographs

 

1. Foochow 1933

Scope and Contents note

Where Maugham lived.
 

2. np PC 1930

Scope and Contents note

“To Mabel & Bert from Uncle Hiram Lewis and Aunt Eve.”
 

3. np nd

Scope and Contents note

“A Sr Bertram--Jose Iglesias”.
 

4. Alfred Hertz.

 

5. Villa Mauresque 1934 July 16

Scope and Contents note

A side of the house.
 

6. [Alcatraz island from San Francisco] nd

Physical Description: 2 pictures.
 

7. To M. Alanson in kind remembrance of Princess Alexander de Beaubuay(?). 1948 “

 

8. Mika's picture”. 1929 “

 

9. unidentified woman being photographed.

 

10. Coit Tower. nd

 

11. Photograph of oil painting of Maugham.

 

12. negatives

General note

13/3/6 Added [Formerly 13/2/A]
Box 4

Photostat of “Trembling of a leaf” ms.

Box 5

Ms of “Trembling of a leaf” a [UNK] Section