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MS Eng 1020

Granville-Barker, Harley, 1877-1946. Harley Granville-Barker papers, 1877-1937: Guide.

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Descriptive Summary

Location: b
Call No.: MS Eng 1020
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Granville-Barker, Harley, 1877-1946.
Title: Harley Granville-Barker papers,
Date(s): 1877-1937.
Quantity: 1 collection (1 box (.5 linear ft.)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Abstract: Chiefly correspondence of English actor, producer, dramatist, and critic Harley Granville-Barker.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

56M-95. Gift of Constant Huntington Esq., 45 Kingston House, Princes Gate, London S.W. 7; received: 1957 January 11.

Conditions Governing Access:

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material.

Preferred Citation for Publication:

Harley Granville-Barker Papers, 1877-1937 (MS Eng 1020). Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Biographical / Historical

Granville-Barker was an English actor, producer, dramatist, and critic.


Arranged alphabetically by author.

Scope and Contents

Consists chiefly of correspondence of Harley Granville-Barker, including letters from J. M. Barrie, John Galsworthy, and T. E. Lawrence, as well as letters written by Granville-Barker to Barrie. Correspondence with Barrie concerns the staging of Barrie's play The Boy David and also discusses finances and the political situation in France. Galsworthy's letters discuss literary matters, travels in Europe, and the establishment of a PEN Club. Lawrence's letters discuss the composition and publication of his books among other topics. Also included in the collection are other correspondence, Granville-Barker's birth certificate, wife Helen Granville-Barker's manuscript essays on Thomas Hardy, and several form letters urging the abolition of the Office of Dramatic Censor, each signed by a different person.

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