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Descriptive Summary

Biographical Note

Scope and Contents

Arrangement

Restrictions

Index Terms

Related Material

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Series I: Family History, n.d.

Series II: Correspondence, 1908-1965

Woodson Research Center, Rice University

Guide to the Grover Smith collection of Aldous Huxley correspondence, 1908-1965



Descriptive Summary

Title: Guide to the Grover Smith collection of Aldous Huxley correspondence
Dates: 1908-1965
Abstract: The Grover Smith papers are largely comprised of photocopies of letters between literary critic and author Aldous Huxley and numerous correspondents -- literary, scientific, firends, and family -- mainly from Great Britain and the U.S., dating from 1908-1985, bulk years 1930s-1950s. Some original correspondence between Julian Huxley and Smith exists, which relates to Smith's publication of the Huxley letters as Letters of Aldous Huxley, Harper & Row, 1970.
Identification: MS 462
Quantity: 4.75 cubic feet
Language: Materials are in English.
Repository: Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University, Houston, TX

Biographical Note

Grover Cleveland Smith, born Sept. 6, 1923 in Atlanta Georgia, was educated at Columbia University, receiving his B.A. in 1944, M.A. in 1945, and Ph. D. in 1950. Smith taught classes in English at CCNY, Rutgers, and Yale Universities. He was Professor of English at Duke University from 1952 until his retirement in the mid-1980s. His publications include a critical study of T.S. Eliot, entitled T.S. Eliot's Poetry and Plays.

Aldous Leonard Huxley was born in Godalming, Surrey, England, on July 26, 1894 into a prominent British family, which included his father, Leonard Huxley (biographer, editor, poet), grandfather T.H. Huxley (biologist), and brother Julian Huxley (biologist). He studied at Eton College (1908-13) and received a B.A. in English from Oxford College in 1916. Huxley worked for the War Office in London in 1917 and taught at Eton College and Repton. His first collection of poetry appeared in 1916, and he wrote biographical and architectural articles, screenplays, and reviews of fiction, drama, music, and art.

Huxley married Maria Nys in 1919 and lived in Italy during the 1920s. In 1932, Huxley published his best known work, Brave New World. In the late 1930s the couple moved to the United States and eventually settled in Southern California in 1947. They had one son. Maria died in 1956, and Huxley married Laura Archera. Huxley died on Nov. 22, 1963.

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Scope and Contents

The Grover Smith papers are largely comprised of photocopies of letters between Aldous Huxley and numerous correspondents -- literary, scientific, firends, and family -- mainly from Great Britain and the U.S., dating from 1908-1985, bulk years 1930s-1950s. Some original correspondence between Julian Huxley and Smith exists, which relates to Smith's publication of the Huxley letters as Letters of Aldous Huxley, Harper & Row, 1970.

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Arrangement

This material is arranged in two series:
Series I: Family History, n.d.
Series II: Correspondence, 1908-1965

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

This material is open for research.

Use Restrictions

Permission to publish material from the Grover Smith collection of Aldous Huxley correspondence must be obtained from the Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, and/or from the institutions which holds the item's copyright.

If a notation of origin is not included on the photocopy of the letter, consult Letters of Aldous Huxley (Harper & Row, 1970) for original repository information. Contact Woodson staff for assistance.

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Index Terms

Correspondents
Huxley, Aldous, 1894-1963.
Huxley, Julian, 1887-1975.
Smith, Grover Cleveland, 1923- .
Subjects (Persons)
Huxley family.
Huxley, Aldous, 1894-1963 - Correspondence.
Huxley, Julian, 1887-1975 - Correspondence.
Huxley, Juliette, 1896- - Correspondence.
Smith, Grover Cleveland, 1923- - Correspondence.
Subjects
Authors, English - 20th century - Correspondence.
Formats
Correspondence.
Genealogies.

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Related Material

See the following related materials at the Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University:

  • Julian S. Huxley papers, MS 50
  • Juliette Huxley papers, MS 474
  • Max Nicholson / Julian Huxley papers, MS 54
  • Kenneth Clark . Julian Huxley letters, MS 55
  • Solly Zuckerman / Julian Huxley correspondence, MS 56
  • Julian S. Huxley letter to G.W.N. Eggers, MS 57
  • Julian S. Huxley letter to Fred M. Dyke, MS 58
  • Julian S. Huxley information (vertical) file.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Grover Smith collection of Aldous Huxley correspondence, 1908-1985, MS 462, Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Grover Smith, September 1997, as a compliment to the library's Julian Huxley papers.

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Detailed Description of the Collection

 

Series I: Family History, n.d.

Box Folder
1 1 Huxley-Nys families genealogies, n.d.

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Series II: Correspondence, 1908-1965

This series includes photocopies of letters between Huxley and over 275 correspondents, institutional correspondents and family members. It also includes folders of original correspondence between Smith and Julian and Juliette Huxley, and between Smith and individual contacts who could offer no letter for Smith's book project.
Subseries A: Special-General Correspondence
Box Folder
1 2 Originals to Grover Smith re: Aldous Huxley, but no copies of Huxley's letters (list included)
3 Originals/copies to Grover Smith from Julian & Juliette Huxley, 1964-75, 1978, 80, 83-85
Subseries B: Letters (photocopies) between Aldous Huxley and specific correspondents, 1911-1969
Box Folder
1 4 Catalog (incomplete) of correspondents, 1985
5 Abercrombie, Lascelles; 1931
6 Alberts, W. Watson; 1956, 65
7 Aldington, Richard; 1930
8 Allen, Rita; 1955
9 Armitage, Edith; 1962, 65
10 Atkins, John; 1955, 65, 67
11 Austin, Freda; 1963, 65
12 Baillot, Juliette [see also Correspondence-Family]; 1918
13 Bedford, Sybille; 1930, 42, 46, 55, 61, 63, 68
14 Beerbohm, Max; 1922, 67
15 Beja, Morris; 1957, 65
16 Bell, Clive; 1930, 31, 65
17 Benet, W.R.; 1930
18 Bennett, Arnold; 1921-23, 26, 29
19 Benoit, Hubert; 1949-50, 66-67
20 Bernstein, Leonard; 1957, 67
21 Bertalanffy, Ludwig von; 1949, 52, 54-55, 57, 61-62, 67-70
22 Bibby, Cyril; 1960, 65
23 Blumenfeld, Ralph; 1930, [75]
24 Bremer, Beth; 1957, 65, 67
25 Brett, Dorothy; 1918-19, 31, 67
26 Brochway, A. Fenner; 1930
27 Brooke, Anthony; 1961
28 Brooks, B.G.; 1920-21, 24, 27-29, [65]
29 Brunner, R.K.; 1931-32, 35-36, 46-47, 63
30 Bryan, Elizabeth; 1940
31 Buday, Gyorgy; 1936
32 Buzzard, Joan; 1911, 13, 24, 39, 41-42, 67, 69
33 Canby, H.S.; 1929, 33
34 Carrington, Dorothy; 1917-18
35 Carswell, Catherine; 1931
36 Cary, Richard; 1959-60, 67
37 Cassapidis, Olivia; 1956, 58, 60-62, 65
38 Closs, August; 1947, 50, 65
39 Closs, Hannah; 1950
Box Folder
2 1 Cohen, John; 1962
2 Collier, Ethel; 1927
3 Corke, Helen; 1930
4 Cowan, Wilfrid; 1961
5 Craft, Robert; 1955, 57-58
6 Craigie, Colin; 1944, [68]
7 Crane, Allan J.; 1963
8 Crowninshield, Frank; 1923
9 Cukor, George; [1965]
10 Dahlberg, Dorothy; 1957, [65]
11 D'Aranyi, Jelly; 1913-16, 18, n.d.
12 Dardis, Thomas; 1963
13 Davenport, []; 1949
14 Davies, Richard Ed.; 1959
15 Dawe, Winifred; 1932
16 Diston, Marshall; 1930
17 Donovan, William A.; 1960
18 Douglas, Norman; 1922, 24-25, 30, 34
19 Dubin, Nathan; 1962
20 Dumaine, Philippe; 1945-47
21 Duncan, []; 1937
22 Eisenstein, Sam; 1961-62
23 Eliot, T.S.; 1924-26, 30-34, 36, [65]
24 Elliott, Robert C.; 1961
25 Elmhirst, Dorothy; 1963
26 Eschelbach, Claire John; 1961
27 Estabrooks, George H.; 1961-63
28 Fancher, Raymond; 1962
29 Farrar, John; 1928
30 Fenton, Roy; 1934
31 Fischer, John; 1963
32 Fitch, Ellen; 1962
33 Fletchtheim, Ossip K.; 1946
34 Forster, E.M.; 1935
35 Forster, Flora; 1917
36 Foster, Joseph G.; 1950
37 Frere, A.S.; 1957
38 Frits, Bernardine; 1962, n.d.
39 Furnas, J.C.; 1961
40 Gabor, O.; 1962
41 Gardner, Reid; 1962
42 Garnett, Edward; 1930
43 Garrett, Eileen; 1953-58, 60-63
44 Geller, James; 1958, 60, 61, 63
45 Gertler, Mark; 1937
46 Gielgud, Kate; 1920
47 Gielgud, Lewis/Eleanor; 1914-18, 27-28, 40-41, 48-49
48 Glass, Douglas; 1932, 35
49 Glover, Mrs. J. Howard; 1918
50 Godel, Roger; 1950, 52-55
Box Folder
3 1 Graham, Aelred; 1953
2 Green, Russell; 1921, 25, 34
3 Gross, Cynthia Maris; 1956
4 Guermans, Lil[]; 1957
5 Haldane, Naomi; 1915
6 Hall, []; 1928, 61
7 Handley, Leonard; 1931, 34
8 Harding, Walter; 1953
9 Harper, Allanah; 1954-55
10 Harvey, Helen; 1957
11 Haulleville, Rose de; 1953, 55-56, 62
12 Hawley, Carolyn; 1962
13 Haynes, E.S.P.; 1923-24, 31-32, 40, 45
14 Hepburn, James; 1956
15 Hermann, Eva; 1936-37, 39, 42, 47, 61
16 Hersey, John; 1959
17 Hessig, S.; 1962
18 Heywood, Jean E.; 1945-46
19 Hilton, Laurence; 1936
20 Hofmann, Albert; 1958, 61-62
21 Honig, Camille; 1953
22 Howard, George E.; 1927
23 Hubbell, Jay B.; 1937
24 Hubble, Edwin & Grace; 1944, 48-49, 53, 55-56, 63
25 Hujita, Soiji; 1961
26 Hupfel, Mary McEldowney; 1936-37
27 Hutchins, Robert M.; 1959, 62
28 Irving, William H.; 1954
29 Isherwood, Christopher; 1942, 44, 50
30 Isherwood, Margaret; 1955, 57, 59, 64
31 Janiger, Oscar; [see also Menninger Foundation] 1957, 60
32 Johnson, []; 1954
33 Jones, Idwall; 1937
34 Kahn, Lucille; 1961-63
35 Kauffer, E. McKnight; 1932
36 Kelley, Nancy; 1960
37 Kennedy, James G.; 1961
38 Kester, Max; 1961, 63
39 King, Carlyle; 1955
40 Kiskadden, Peggy; 1944, 50, 55-56, 60, 62
41 Knight, G. Wilson; 1931, 63
42 Kripalani, Krishna; 1961-63
43 Kusel, Heinz; 1956
44 Lamson, Roy & Peggy; 1961-62
45 Land, Myrick; 1962
46 Lawrence, Frieda; 1930, 46, 51, 55-56
47 Leary, Timothy; 1961-63
48 LeCron, Leslie M.; 1962
49 Leonard, Florence; 1961
50 Lewis, C. Day; 1937
51 Lion, Leon M.; 1944, 47
52 Lippis, Nathan; 1941
53 Loos, Anita; 1926, 41, 45, 47, 49-50, 53, 55-57
54 Lucas, E.V.; 1924
55 Luhan, []; 1930
56 Lyngstad, Sverre; 1959
57 MacDonald, Pirie; 1926
58 Mann, Felix; 1961
59 Mann, Klaus/Thomas; 1933-35
Box Folder
4 1 Marsh, Edward; 1921-22
2 Martens, S.; 1928
3 Martin, Kingsley; 1939
4 Massingham, John H.; 1930
5 Mazia, Gertrude; 1959
6 McConoughey, Gerald; 1962
7 McCormack, Jeanne E.; 1946
8 McLeod, A.W.; 1930
9 Medlin, Frank; n.d.
10 Mencken, H.L.; 1921-22, 29, 34
11 Merton, Thomas; 1958-59
12 Miles, Hamish; 1934
13 Mitchison, Naomi; 1916-18, 20, 25, 32, 37, 52, 58
14 Moeller, Philip; 1931
15 Monro, Harold; 1919
16 Mora-Figueroa, Santiago de; 1963
17 Murray, W.H.; 1945
18 Murrell, Elise; 1951-52, 54-60
19 Murry, J. Middleton; 1925, 46, 60
20 Myers, Frederic W.H.; 1962
21 Neveux, Jeanne; 1962
22 Neveux, Suzanne & Georges; 1938, 47-49, 53-57, 59-63
23 Newton, Marianna; 1955-56, 63
24 Nichols, Dudley; 1944
25 Nichols, Phyllis; 1963
26 Nichols, Robert; 1917-18, 23-30, 33, 35, 37
27 Nicolas, Suzanne; 1923-24, 46, 55, 60-62
28 Nilson, Ebba Sparre; 1933
29 Noailles, Charles; 1932-33, 35
30 Norris, E.E.A.; 1949
31 Ocampo, Victoria; 1931, 34-36, 43, 45-47, 49, 52-53, 55, 58-59, 62-63
32 Orwell, George; 1949
33 Osborn, Fairfield; 1948, 53
34 O'Shea, Daniel T.; 1963
35 Osmond, Humphrey; 1954
Box Folder
5 1 Osmond, Humphrey; 1953-56
2 Osmond, Humphrey; 1957-63
3 Overton, Grant; 1920, 22
4 Paget, Viola; 1925
5 Parsons, Ian; 1948, 56-57, 59, 61-63
6 Petersen, Frances; 1915-18
7 Petrie, Maria; 1960-62
8 Philipson, Morris; 1960
9 Piercy, Josephine; 1929
10 Pinker, Eric S.; 1922-29, 36
11 Pinker, J.B.; 1921
12 Pinker, J. Ralph; 1929-32, 39
13 Pollinger, Laurence; 1959
14 Powell, L.C.; 1940, 42-45, 50, 52, 56-57, 60-61
15 Prabhavananda, Swami; 1943, 47, 51, 53-56
16 Prentice, C.H.C. [see also Chatto & Windus]; 1927, 29-31
17 Priestly, J.B.; 1938
18 Prouty, Bertha L.; 1942
19 Queval, Jean; 1953-54
20 Randel, William; 1963
21 Raymond, Harold [see also Chatto & Windus]; 1927, 32, 36-37, 39-40, 42,-44, 46-52, 55
22 Rhine, J.B.; 1936-37, 42-43, 46-47, 51, 53-54, 57, 60, 63
23 Roberts, Kethevan; 1932-33, 36, 38, 41
24 Robinson, G. Gidley; 1916
25 Rorem, Ned; 1953, 65
26 Rossiter, []; 1962
27 Roth, Sanford H.; 1952
28 Rothenstein, William; 1922-23, 33
29 Roy, Dilip Kumar; 1948
30 Royde-Smith, Naomi; 1926
31 Rugg, H.G.; 1923
32 Russell, Bertrand; 1940, [64]
33 Ryland, Henry E.; 1933
34 Sackville-West, Eddy; 1920, 26, 32, 34, n.d.
Box Folder
6 1 Saxton, Eugene F.; 1926-27, 30-43
2 Sayre, Nevin; 1945
3 Schauer, Marianna; 1955
4 Schwartz, []; 1949-50
5 Scott-James, R.A.; 1936
6 Seldes, George; 1959
7 Semprun, Sylvia de; 1961
8 Seward, William W., Jr.; 1956
9 Sewell, Gordon; 1939-40
10 Sheldon, William H.; 1951-53, 58
11 Shoemake, Peter; 1955
12 Shorter, Clement K.; 1922
13 Simonson, Solomon; 1945
14 Singh, Karan; 1962
15 Sitwell, Edith; 1950, 54
16 Smallwood, Norah; 1965
17 Smith, Grover; 1952
18 Smith, Huston; 1952
19 Standen, Edith; 1956
20 Stevens, Barry; 1955, 59, 66
21 Strachey, Lytton; 1922
22 Straumann, Heinrich; 1929, 31
23 Stravinsky, Igor; 1951-52
24 Strick, Anne; 1959, n.d.
25 Strong, L.A.G.; 1923, 32
26 Strousse, Flora "Floyd Starkey"; 1928-35, 37-38, 40-41, 45, 55
27 Stuart, R.; 1963
28 Swinnerton, Frank; 1924, 34
29 Taylor, Colin; 1959
30 Tedlock, E.W., Jr.; 1957, 59
31 Temple, F.J.; 1963
32 Thoma, Richard; 1955
33 Thorn, Joe; 1963
34 Tickell, Renee; 1945, 48, 51, 53
35 Traube, Shepard; 1950
36 Unknown; 1919, 44
37 Urquhart, Fred; 1931
38 Valery, Paul; 1929-30, 35
39 Van Doren, Irita; 1926, 35, 59
40 Van Oruten, John; 1937, 41, 45-46
41 Ventura, []; 1956
42 Vinzant, Mark H., Jr.; 1960
43 Waldal, Per; 1963
44 Watts, Alan W.; 1942, 44, 50, 52
45 Wellings, Arthur; 1928
46 Wells, H.G.; 1927, 32, 34, 36
47 Wendell, Betty[]; 1955-57, 59-60, 62-63
Box Folder
7 1 White, Claire; 1947, 49, 55, 62-63
2 White, Robert W.; 1949
3 White, Victor F.; 1958
4 Whiting, John; 1960-61
5 Wickes, George; 1959, 62
6 Wiess, R.C.; 1947
7 Wilson, Charles; 1930
8 Wittycombe, E.G.; 1927
9 Woolf, Leonard; 1936
10 Worthington, Marjorie; 1934
11 Wylie, Elinor; 1926, 28
12 Wylie, Philip; 1949, 52
13 Young, []; 1940
14 Zeitlin, Jake; 1937-41, 43, 48, 55, 57-58, 60-62
15 Zuccaro, Francesca; 1915-18
Subseries C: Institutional Correspondents, 1926-1963
Box Folder
8 1 Chatto & Windus; 1926-33, 35-39
2 Chatto & Windus; 1940-49
3 Chatto & Windus; 1950-63
4 Harper & Row, 1938-56
5 Harper & Row, 1957-60
6 Harper & Row, 1961-63
7 Library of Congress; 1929-30, 42, 44, 48, 55
8 [Karl] Menninger Foundation; 1958-60
9 University of California at Santa Barbara; 1937, 57-61, n.d.
Subseries D: Family, 1908-1965
Box Folder
9 1 Eckersley, Tobias; 1961
2 Huxley, Gervas; 1908-10, 14, 40, 42, 47, 61, 63
3 Huxley, Henrietta; 1910
4 Huxley, Julian & Juliette; 1950, 55-63
5 Huxley, Julian; 1908-34
6 Huxley, Julian; 1935-53
7 Huxley, Julian; 1954-63
8 Huxley, Juliette; 1917-18, 27-28, 30, 33, 44, 49-50, 53-54
9 Huxley, Juliette; 1955-61, 63
10 Huxley, Juliette from Laura Huxley; 1963
11 Huxley, Juliette from Maria Huxley[?]; 1925, 45, 49, 54
12 Huxley, Leonard; 1910-15
13 Huxley, Leonard; 1916-17
Box Folder
10 1 Huxley, Leonard; 1918-24
2 Huxley, Leonard; 1925-33
3 Huxley, Matthew; 1927, 43-44, 47-49, 53, 56, 59-63
4 Huxley, [Mrs. Matthew] Ellen; 1953, 55-56, 58-60, 63
5 Huxley, Matthew & Ellen; 1952-58
6 Huxley, [Mrs. Matthew] Judy; 1963-65
7 Huxley, Rosalind; 1912, 14, 18-19, 33-34, 36, 55
8 Huxley, Tessa/Trev; 1957, 61, 63
9 Whitridge, Arnold; 1936

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