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MS Eng 796

James B. Pinker and Son. James B. Pinker and Son correspondence concerning John Galsworthy: Guide.

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Cataloging funded by the Francis P. Scully and Robert G. Scully Class of 1951 Fund.

Descriptive Summary

Location: Harvard Depository
Call No.: MS Eng 796
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: James B. Pinker and Son.
Title: James B. Pinker and Son correspondence concerning John Galsworthy,
Date(s): 1901-1946.
Quantity: 1 collection (1 box (1.25 linear ft.)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English, French, and German.
Abstract: Correspondence with British literary agent firm James B. Pinker and Son, regarding publication, translation, or adaptation of works by John Galsworthy and others.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

*50M-130. Purchased with the Frank Brewer Bemis fund, agent Maggs Brothers, Ltd., 50 Berkeley Square, London W.1, England; Sale Sotheby, lot 194 1950 June 26; received: 1950 Sept. 19.

Processing Information:

Processed by: Megan O'Shea

Conditions Governing Access:

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material.
This collection is not housed at the Houghton Library but is shelved offsite at the Harvard Depository. Retrieval requires advance notice. Readers should check with Houghton Public Services staff to determine what material is offsite and retrieval policies and times.

Preferred Citation for Publication:

James B. Pinker and Son Correspondence Concerning John Galsworthy (MS Eng 796). Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Biographical / Historical

The Pinker firm, founded by James Brand Pinker (1863-1922), was a firm of literary agents in London. John Galsworthy (1867-1933) was an English novelist and dramatist.

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically by correspondent. Please note that item number 210 was idadvertently omitted from this finding aid.

Scope and Contents

Correspondence, chiefly with book and periodical publishers, concerning publication, translation, or adaptation of works by John Galsworthy. Includes correspondence written to authors or other firms, including Galsworthy and publishers Duckworth (Firm), which was forwarded on to James B. Pinker and Son. Some of the correspondence also concerns other writers such as Arnold Bennett, Joseph Conrad, St. John G. (St. John Greer) Ervine, Aldous Huxley, W. Somerset (William Somerset) Maugham, Sir Hugh Walpole, and others represented by the Pinker firm. Includes materials in English, French, and German. Also includes receipts, telegrams, and photographs.

General

This collection is shelved offsite at the Harvard Depository. See access restrictions below for additional information.

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