University of Texas, Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center

Joseph Conrad:

Photography Collection Literary File at the Harry Ransom Center



Creator: Conrad, Joseph, 1857-1924
Title: Joseph Conrad Literary File
Dates: 1893-circa 1920s
Abstract: The Joseph Conrad Literary File consists of 68 pictures, including portraits of Conrad, his wife, his sons, and miscellaneous friends.
Call Number: Photography Collection PA-00281
Extent: 68 items
Language: English
Repository: The University of Texas at Austin, Harry Ransom Center

Scope and Contents

The Joseph Conrad Literary File consists of 68 pictures, including portraits of Conrad, his wife, his sons, and miscellaneous friends. There are also images of his grave, personal possessions, and residence. An index at the end of this guide lists photographers whose work is featured in this file. Further descriptions of some items are available in a card catalog in the repository.


Restrictions

Access:

Open for research


Related Material

The Ransom Center also holds manuscript materials by Joseph Conrad.


Item List

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LA Description: Photographic reproduction of a painting of Conrad at age 4.
 
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LA Description: Portrait of Conrad as a young man.
 
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LA Description: Portrait of Conrad; signed presentation on image recto to Alfred Knopf.
 
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LA Description: Portrait of Conrad's wife, Jessie, 1923.
 
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LA Description: Portrait of Conrad at the Someries, 1909.
 
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LA Description: Portrait of Conrad (enlargement of the left side of P68; same as P33).
 
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LA Description: Portrait of Conrad in a lawn chair, smoking, 1924.
 
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LA Description: Photographic reproductions of drawings by T. S. Sargent (P10) and Walter Tittle (P11) of Conrad.
 
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LA Description: Photographic reproduction of a painting of Conrad; mounted, with inscription on mount recto: "With love from A. G. Kinkead."
 
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LA Description: Photographic reproduction of a caricature of Conrad.
 
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LA Description: Image of a bust sculpture by Jo Davidson of Conrad.
 
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LA Description: Portrait of Conrad with his son Borys and Edmund Oliver (left), September 1911.
 
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LA Description: Snapshot of Joseph and Jessie Conrad, the Someries, 1919.
 
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LA Description: Snapshot of a group including Joseph and Jessie Conrad in the garden of Chapel House, 1911.
 
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LA Description: Snapshot of Joseph and Jessie Conrad, their son Borys, and another boy in a car, 1904.
 
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LA Description: Group portrait of Joseph and Jessie Conrad, their son Borys (as a baby), Stephen Crane and his wife, Conrad's sister, and an unidentified young woman; taken in front of the Crane's residence.
 
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LA Description: Photograph of Conrad, his son John, and Jane Anderson, 1916.
 
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LA Description: Photograph of Conrad with Ellen Glasgow, 1913.
 
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LA Description: Portrait of Conrad with Sir David Wilson Barker, Oswalds, 1921.
 
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LA Description: Portrait of Conrad with Sir Muirhead Bone and David Bone, 1923.
 
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LA Description: Portrait of Conrad's mother.
 
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LA Description: Portrait of Jessie Emeline George (Conrad's wife), 1893 (P27 is an enlargement of P26).
 
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LA Description: Cabinet card portrait (P28) and a snapshot (P29) of Jessie Conrad and her son Borys, 1900.
 
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LA Description: Cabinet card portraits of Borys Conrad seated on a step (P30) and mounted on a horse (P31), 1903.
 
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LA Description: Photograph of Borys Conrad riding a horse, the Someries, 1909.
 
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LA Description: Portrait of Conrad (enlargement of the left side of P69; same as P8).
 
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LA Description: Portrait of Borys Conrad in military uniform, 1918.
 
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LA Description: Portrait of Borys Conrad, 1922.
 
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LA Description: View of Pent Farm with Jessie Conrad, her son Borys, and her sisters Ethel and Nellie, 1900.
 
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LA Description: Photograph of an unidentified old woman reading a book.
 
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LA Description: View of Conrad's birthplace.
 
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LA Description: Photographic postcard of a view of Ivy Walls, Essex, where Youth was written.
 
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LA Description: View of Conrad's grave (P44) and a close-up of his tombstone (P45).
 
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LA Description: View of an unidentified grave covered with flowers.
 
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LA Description: Photographic postcard of an interior view of Conrad's study, Oswalds.
 
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LA Description: Photographs of Conrad's writing table and chair (P48), pen and briefcase (P49), and wallet (P50-P51).
 
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LA Description: View of Lannion, France.
 
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LA Description: Photographs of sailing ships.
 
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LA Description: Snapshots of Conrad's son John as a boy (apparently taken on the same occasion).
 
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LA Description: Portrait of Conrad, 1923 (P59-P60 are later prints of P58, possibly from the original nitrate negative).
 
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LA Description: Photographic reproductions of a drawing by Bruce Cameron of Conrad.
 
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LA Description: Copy prints of P70-P72 (P63-P64 each show one snapshot in full and half of another).
 
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LA Description: Stereograph portrait of Conrad.
 
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LA Description: Stereograph group portrait of Conrad, his wife, their sons, 2 unidentified women, and Norman Douglas' son.
 
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LA Description: Snapshots of Conrad seated with 2 unidentified women (P70-P71) and standing with one of them (P72).
 
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LA Description: Photogravure portrait of Conrad, removed from More Men of Mark, 1922.
 
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LA Description: Photograph of Jessie George Conrad and one of her sons (Borys?) as a young man.
 
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OV Box, Small Description: Portrait of Conrad, 1923 (same image as P58).
 
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OV Box, Small Description: Portrait of Conrad; mounted, with inscription on mount recto: "at the time of his marriage / 1896."
 
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NV:LF Boxes Description: Nitrate negative (same number as corresponding print).



Index of Photographers

  • B. & W. Fisk-Moore--P46
  • Barnes, Walter--P59-P60
  • Coburn, Alvin Langdon, 1882-1966--P75
  • Conrad, Borys, 1898-1979--P22
  • Daily mail (London, England)--P24
  • Dederko, Marian, 1880-1964--P2
  • Emberson, George, Jr.--P26
  • Entwistle (Canterbury, England)--P48-P51
  • Futcher, Colin--P3
  • Gray, William E.--P12
  • Jacob, W. H.--P4, P28, P30
  • National Portrait Gallery (Great Britain)--P11
  • Schiff, John--P15
  • T. & R. Annan & Sons--P1, P58