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Call No.: MS Thr 135
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Maeterlinck, Maurice, 1862-1949.
Title: Maurice Maeterlinck letters to William Morris Colles,
Quantity: 1 collection (1 volume (.1 linear ft.)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in French.
Abstract: Letters from Belgian author Maurice Maeterlinck to English journalist and literary agent William Morris Colles.
Maeterlinck was a Belgian Symbolist poet, playwright, and essayist who won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1911. Colles (1855-1926) was a English journalist, literary agent, and founder and managing director of Authors' Syndicate in London, England.
The collection includes six autograph letters, four autograph correspondence cards, and one typed letter from Maeterlinck to Colles, all in French. Some typed translations are included in the collection. The letters discuss meetings between the correspondents and business matters in general, including the publication and translation of Maeterlinck's plays. The letters also mention the publication rights to the Blue Bird series among others of Maeterlinck's works.