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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.

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Restrictions

Access:

Open for research

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Related Material

The Ransom Center also holds manuscript materials by Joseph Conrad.

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Item List

 

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LA Accession / P Number: P2
Description: Photographic reproduction of a painting of Conrad at age 4.
 
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LA Accession / P Number: P3
Description: Portrait of Conrad as a young man.
 
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LA Accession / P Number: P5
Description: Portrait of Conrad; signed presentation on image recto to Alfred Knopf.
 
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LA Accession / P Number: P6
Description: Portrait of Conrad's wife, Jessie, 1923.
 
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LA Accession / P Number: P7
Description: Portrait of Conrad at the Someries, 1909.
 
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LA Accession / P Number: P8
Description: Portrait of Conrad (enlargement of the left side of P68; same as P33).
 
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LA Accession / P Number: P9
Description: Portrait of Conrad in a lawn chair, smoking, 1924.
 
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LA Accession / P Number: P10-P11
Description: Photographic reproductions of drawings by T. S. Sargent (P10) and Walter Tittle (P11) of Conrad.
 
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LA Accession / P Number: P12
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 Accession / P Number: P14
Description: Photographic reproduction of a caricature of Conrad.
 
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LA Accession / P Number: P15
Description: Image of a bust sculpture by Jo Davidson of Conrad.
 
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LA Accession / P Number: P16
Description: Portrait of Conrad with his son Borys and Edmund Oliver (left), September 1911.
 
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LA Accession / P Number: P17
Description: Snapshot of Joseph and Jessie Conrad, the Someries, 1919.
 
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LA Accession / P Number: P18
Description: Snapshot of a group including Joseph and Jessie Conrad in the garden of Chapel House, 1911.
 
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LA Accession / P Number: P19
Description: Snapshot of Joseph and Jessie Conrad, their son Borys, and another boy in a car, 1904.
 
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LA Accession / P Number: P20
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 Accession / P Number: P21
Description: Photograph of Conrad, his son John, and Jane Anderson, 1916.
 
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LA Accession / P Number: P22
Description: Photograph of Conrad with Ellen Glasgow, 1913.
 
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LA Accession / P Number: P23
Description: Portrait of Conrad with Sir David Wilson Barker, Oswalds, 1921.
 
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LA Accession / P Number: P24
Description: Portrait of Conrad with Sir Muirhead Bone and David Bone, 1923.
 
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LA Accession / P Number: P25
Description: Portrait of Conrad's mother.
 
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LA Accession / P Number: P26-P27
Description: Portrait of Jessie Emeline George (Conrad's wife), 1893 (P27 is an enlargement of P26).
 
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LA Accession / P Number: P28-P29
Description: Cabinet card portrait (P28) and a snapshot (P29) of Jessie Conrad and her son Borys, 1900.
 
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LA Accession / P Number: P30-P31
Description: Cabinet card portraits of Borys Conrad seated on a step (P30) and mounted on a horse (P31), 1903.
 
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LA Accession / P Number: P32
Description: Photograph of Borys Conrad riding a horse, the Someries, 1909.
 
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LA Accession / P Number: P33
Description: Portrait of Conrad (enlargement of the left side of P69; same as P8).
 
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LA Accession / P Number: P34
Description: Portrait of Borys Conrad in military uniform, 1918.
 
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LA Accession / P Number: P35
Description: Portrait of Borys Conrad, 1922.
 
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LA Accession / P Number: P36
Description: View of Pent Farm with Jessie Conrad, her son Borys, and her sisters Ethel and Nellie, 1900.
 
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LA Accession / P Number: P37
Description: Photograph of an unidentified old woman reading a book.
 
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LA Accession / P Number: P42
Description: View of Conrad's birthplace.
 
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LA Accession / P Number: P43
Description: Photographic postcard of a view of Ivy Walls, Essex, where Youth was written.
 
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LA Accession / P Number: P44-P45
Description: View of Conrad's grave (P44) and a close-up of his tombstone (P45).
 
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LA Accession / P Number: P46
Description: View of an unidentified grave covered with flowers.
 
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LA Accession / P Number: P47
Description: Photographic postcard of an interior view of Conrad's study, Oswalds.
 
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LA Accession / P Number: P48-P51
Description: Photographs of Conrad's writing table and chair (P48), pen and briefcase (P49), and wallet (P50-P51).
 
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LA Accession / P Number: P52
Description: View of Lannion, France.
 
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LA Accession / P Number: P53-P54
Description: Photographs of sailing ships.
 
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LA Accession / P Number: P55-P57
Description: Snapshots of Conrad's son John as a boy (apparently taken on the same occasion).
 
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LA Accession / P Number: P58-P60
Description: Portrait of Conrad, 1923 (P59-P60 are later prints of P58, possibly from the original nitrate negative).
 
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LA Accession / P Number: P61-P62
Description: Photographic reproductions of a drawing by Bruce Cameron of Conrad.
 
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LA Accession / P Number: P63-P65
Description: Copy prints of P70-P72 (P63-P64 each show one snapshot in full and half of another).
 
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LA Accession / P Number: P68
Description: Stereograph portrait of Conrad.
 
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LA Accession / P Number: P69
Description: Stereograph group portrait of Conrad, his wife, their sons, 2 unidentified women, and Norman Douglas' son.
 
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LA Accession / P Number: P70-P72
Description: Snapshots of Conrad seated with 2 unidentified women (P70-P71) and standing with one of them (P72).
 
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LA Accession / P Number: P75
Description: Photogravure portrait of Conrad, removed from More Men of Mark, 1922.
 
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LA Accession / P Number: 997:0105:0071
Description: Photograph of Jessie George Conrad and one of her sons (Borys?) as a young man.
 
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OV Box, Small Accession / P Number: P1
Description: Portrait of Conrad, 1923 (same image as P58).
 
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OV Box, Small Accession / P Number: P4
Description: Portrait of Conrad; mounted, with inscription on mount recto: "at the time of his marriage / 1896."
 
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NV:LF Boxes Accession / P Number: P58
Description: Nitrate negative (same number as corresponding print).

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 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

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