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MS Eng 985.1

Hewlett, Maurice Henry, 1861-1923. Maurice Henry Hewlett collection, 1903-1927: Guide.

Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University


Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138 USA

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Descriptive Summary

Location: b
Call No.: MS Eng 985.1
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Hewlett, Maurice Henry, 1861-1923.
Title: Maurice Henry Hewlett collection,
Date(s): 1903-1927.
Quantity: 1 collection (1.5 linear feet (2 boxes)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English, with a few in German.
Abstract: Correspondence and compositions of British novelist and poet, Maurice Henry Hewlett and correspondence and business papers concerning Hewlett's work from his literary agent, William Morris Colles and the Authors' Syndicate.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

55M-101F. Purchased with the Charles Eliot Norton fund from Bertram Rota, Bodley House, Vigo Street, London W.1, England; received 1956 January. Former call-number: bMS Eng 985.1.
56M-40. Purchased with the Amy Lowell fund from G. F. Sims, Peacocks, Hurst, Berkshire, England; received 1956 October. (Cat. 32, Lot 102). Former call number: bMS Eng 985.2.
57M-44. Purchased with the Bemis fund from G. F. Sims, Peacocks, Hurst, Berkshire, England; received 1957 October. (Cat. 30, Lot 168). Former call-number: bMS Eng 985.3.

Processing Information:

Processed by: Bonnie B. Salt, 2013.
Prior to full processing, this material had three call-numbers: bMS Eng 985.1, bMS Eng 985.2, and bMS Eng 985.3. In 2013 the collection was fully cataloged under bMS Eng 985.1; the other "point" numbers of .2 and .3 have been discarded.

Conditions Governing Access:

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material.

Preferred Citation for Publication:

Maurice Henry Hewlett Collection, 1903-1927 (MS Eng 985.1). Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Biographical / Historical

Maurice Henry Hewlett (1861-1923) was a British novelist, poet, and essayist.
William Morris Colles (1855-1926) was Hewlett's literary agent and founder and managing director of the Authors' Syndicate.


Organized into the following series:

Scope and Contents

Includes correspondence of Maurice Henry Hewlett with William Morris Colles, Harold Monro, and Alida Klemantaski Monro; but primarily the bulk is correspondence of Colles with many others (especially publishers) concerning the publishing and movie rights to Hewlett's work. Also includes a few Hewlett compositions: a typescript of his short story, Brazenhead in Milan, scenarios, etc ... ; and business papers assembled on Hewlett by William Morris Colles and the Authors' Syndicate, including contracts, some lists of expenses, and other material.

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