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MS Eng 990

Martin-Harvey, John, Sir, 1863-1944. Sir John Martin-Harvey papers concerning Bernard Shaw, 1908-1937: Guide.

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Descriptive Summary

Location: b
Call No.: MS Eng 990
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Martin-Harvey, John, Sir, 1863-1944.
Title: Sir John Martin-Harvey papers concerning Bernard Shaw,
Date(s): 1908-1937 and undated.
Quantity: 1 collection (1 box (.5 linear ft.)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Abstract: Letters from Irish comic dramatist Bernard Shaw to English actor, producer, and theatre manager Sir John Martin-Harvey, as well as papers concerning Martin-Harvey's performances of Shaw's plays.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

55M-46. Gift of L. Richard Bamberger, Esq., 65 Broadway, New York City; received: 1955 October.

Conditions Governing Access:

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material. Collection is open for research.

Preferred Citation for Publication:

Sir John Martin-Harvey Papers Concerning Bernard Shaw, 1908-1937 (MS Eng 990). Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Biographical / Historical

Shaw was an Irish comic dramatist, literary critic, and Socialist propagandist. Martin-Harvey was an English actor, producer, and theatre manager.


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Scope and Contents

Includes 17 letters, autograph and typed, from Shaw to Martin-Harvey. Also includes two copies of Hans Mueller's Tuberin 5 adapted by Peter Gray, a typescript and an unsigned autograph manuscript of The devil's disciple, six photographs of The devil's disciple performed by Martin-Harvey and his wife, a typescript of Shaw's The shewing-up of Blanco Posnet, and a portrait photograph of Martin-Harvey as Blanco Posnet.

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