University of Texas, Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center

Sir Sydney Carlyle Cockerell:

An Inventory of His Collection at the Harry Ransom Center



Creator: Cockerell, Sydney Carlyle, Sir, 1867-1962
Title: Sir Sydney Carlyle Cockerell Collection
Dates: 1879-1964, undated
Abstract: Includes letters written and received by Sir Sydney Cockerell, the English museum curator and collector. Incoming letters from J. M. Barrie, Edward Burne-Jones, Walter De La Mare, Roger Fry, Thomas Hardy, John Masefield, Jane Morris, Emery Walker, and others are present. A number of letters are addressed to Gwen Simnett.
Call Number: Manuscript Collection MS-0838
Extent: 1 box (.42 linear feet)
Language: English
Repository: The University of Texas at Austin, Harry Ransom Center

Restrictions

Access:

Open for research


Administrative Information

Processed by:

Joan Sibley and Jamie Hawkins-Kirkham, 2011

Note: This finding aid replicates and replaces information previously available only in a card catalog. Please see the explanatory note at the end of this finding aid for information regarding the arrangement of the manuscripts as well as the abbreviations commonly used in descriptions.


Container List

Letters:

Container
1.1 ALS to unidentified recipient Blair, 20 July 1960. Not described in card catalog.
ALS to Cline, Clarence Lee, 21 July 1955.
7 PC to Cockerell, Florence Kate Kingsford, Lady, 1906-1907.
ALS to Dickinson, Patric, 28 July 1957.
Container
1.2-3 105 letters to Heaton, Jeanne, 1941-1963. 85 pieces included in bound volume, 19 additional ALS, and an ALS framed previously framed with Cockerell portrait. Also included are laid in clippings and letters from Katie Lewis, Cockerell, and unidentified author Nina. Purchase 1992 (R12575); not described in card catalog.
Container
1.1 6 ALS, 2 APCS to Laurence, Dan H., 1960-1961. Not described in card catalog.
3 ALS to Marillier, H. C., 1897-1903. Reference to William Morris.
ALS to Mew, Charlotte Mary, 18 September 1918.
ALS to Shaw, George Bernard, 27 November 1944.
Container
1.4-5 90 ALS, 14 PC, 1 printed card to Simnett, Gwen, 1947-1962. The body of 2 letters in Dorothy Hawksley's hand.
Container
1.1 2 ALS to Tittle, Walter, 31 January 1924, 30 May 1954.



Recipient:

Container
1.6 Unidentified author B. E. B. ALS to Cockerell, 23 July 1899.
Unidentified author Blair. TLS / copy to Cockerell, 15 July 1960. Not described in card catalog.
Unidentified author Clare. APCS to Cockerell, 11 December 1952.
Unidentified author S. E. C. ALS to Cockerell, 23 August 1887.
Bain, Francis William, 1863-1940. 2 ALS to Cockerell, 7 March 1910, 14 May 1919.
Barrie, James Matthew, Sir, 1860-1937. ALS to Cockerell, 2 December 1923.
Barron, Oswald, 1863-1939. ALS to Cockerell, 20 August 1926.
Benson, Arthur Christopher, 1862-1925. ALS to Cockerell, 14 April 1910.
Bullen, Arthur Henry, 1857-1920. ALS to Cockerell, 18 June 1904. Removed from PR 5904 W4 1903a HRC.
Burne-Jones, Edward Coley, Sir, 1833-1898. 2 ALS to Cockerell, 25 January 1896, 13 January 1898.
Container
2.6 Burne-Jones, Philip. ALS to Cockerell, 6 May 1921.
Cobbett, Walter Willson, 1847-1937. ALS to Cockerell, 19 March 1931.
Container
1.6 Cobden-Sanderson, Thomas James, 1840- . ALS to Cockerell, 13 December 1893.
Crane, Walter. ALS to Cockerell, 27 November 1890.
De La Mare, Walter John, 1873-1956. ALS to Cockerell, 6 July 1943.
De La Ramée, Marie Louise, 1839-1908. ALS to Cockerell, 18 June 1902.
Doughty, Charles Montagu, 1843-1926. ALS to Cockerell, 22 October 1911.
Dowson, Anne, Sister. ALS to Cockerell, 5 January 1930.
Draper, Ruth, 1884-1956. ALS to Cockerell, 4 November 1949.
Ferrers, Walter Knight Shirley, 1864-1937. ALS to Cockerell, 23 May 1915.
Field, Michael, pseud. ALS to Cockerell, 1893?
Fry, Roger Eliot, 1866-1934. ALS to Cockerell, 13 February 1903.
Container
1.7 Gosse, Edmund William, Sir, 1849-1928. ALS to Cockerell, 29 January 1916.
Gregory, Isabella Augusta Persse, Lady, 1852-1932. ALS to Cockerell, 14 October 1925.
Hardy, Florence Emily Dugdale, d. 1937. ALS to Cockerell, 2 August 1927.
Hardy, Thomas, 1840-1928. APC to Cockerell, 7 June 1917.
Harris, Leverton, Mrs. ALS to Cockerell, 13 September 1927.
Hozier, Blanche Henrietta, Lady, 1852-1925. ALS to Cockerell, 10 December 1922.
James, Montague Rhodes, 1862-1936. ALS to Cockerell, 7 February 1930.
Laurence, Dan H. 4 TccL to Cockerell, 1960. Not described in card catalog.
Le Strange, Guy, 1854-1933. ANS to Cockerell, 9 March 1917.
Lethaby, William Richard, 1857-1931. ALS to Cockerell, 27 February 1926.
Luxmoore, Henry Elford, 1841-1926. ALS to Cockerell, 1924.
Mackail, Denis George, 1892- . TLS to Cockerell, 21 April 1950.
Mackail, Margaret. ALS to Cockerell, 29 November 1942.
Masefield, John, 1878-1967. ALS to Cockerell, 6 August 1952.
Mew, Charlotte Mary, 1869-1928. ALS to Cockerell, 8 October 1918.
Midges, Albert. ALS to Cockerell, 7 August 1913.
Morris, Jane Burden. 2 ALS to Cockerell, 26 October 1897, 7 July 1898.
Morris, May, 1862-1938. 2 ALS to Cockerell, 15 March 1921, 11 January 1924.
Murray, Charles Fairfax, 1849-1919. ALS to Cockerell, 11 November 1896.
Powell, M. Douglas. ALS to Cockerell, 16 August 1889.
Ricketts, Charles S., 1866-1931. ANS to Cockerell, 24 May 1917.
Smith, Richard S. ALS to Cockerell, 1 January 1953.
Thomas, Ernest S. ALS to Cockerell, 14 October 1924.
Walker, Emery, Sir, 1851-1933. ALS, TLS to Cockerell, 4 December 1912, 19 December 1917.
White, William Hale, 1831-1913. ALS to Cockerell, 29 November 1897.



Miscellaneous:

Container
1.8 Burne-Jones, Georgiana MacDonald, Lady, d. 1920. TL / copy to Campbell, Beatrice Stella, 6 October 1896.
Burne-Jones, Georgiana MacDonald, Lady, d. 1920. ALS to Lethaby, William Richard, 13 May 1918.
Cardew, Margaret. ALS to unidentified recipient, undated. This appears to be a fair copy of a letter sent to an editor concerning Lady Cockerell.
Cockerell, Florence Kate Kingsford, Lady. Signed Christmas card to unidentified recipient, undated.
Cockerell, Florence Kate Kingsford, Lady. 10 ALS to Simnett, Gwen, 1947-1949, undated.
Cockerell, Sydney Carlyle, Sir, 1867-1962. List of correspondents, handwritten manuscript, 1 page, undated.
Cockerell, Sydney Morris. TLS to Kennedy, Shelby L., 15 July 1964. Not described in card catalog.
Darbishire, Helen, 1881-1961. ALS to Simnett, Gwen, 10 July 1951.
Forbes, Henry Ogg, 1851-1932. ALS to Cockerell, Sydney Carlyle, 7 February 1926. AN by Cockerell at top and bottom of letter.
Gibson, Wilfrid Wilson, 1878-1962. ALS to Simnett, Gwen, 12 July 1951.
Hassall, Joan. ALS to Simnett, Gwen, 30 January 1951.
Hawksley, Dorothy. 5 ALS, 2 PCI, Christmas card to Simnett, Gwen, 1949-1962, undated.
Hill, Octavia, 1838-1912. ALS to Sydney, John Cockerell, 5 May 1879.
Laughton, Katharine Cockerell. ALS to Simnett, Gwen, 13 January 1952.
Mackail, Denis George, 1892- . 3 TLS to Simnett, Gwen, 1950.
Morris, William, 1834-1896. Envelope addressed to Webb, Philip, 4 May 1896.
Purdy, Richard Little, 1904- . ALS to Cockerell, Sydney Carlyle, Sir, 21 June 1928. With enclosures: printed invitation to a Thomas Hardy exhibition at Yale University, 20 April 1928; sheet of Fitzwilliam Museum stationery with a note on it by Cockerell, 13 August 1939. Removed from Z 8386.5 Y18 1928 HRC.
Swinburne, Algernon Charles, 1837-1909. Envelope addressed to Cockerell, Sydney Carlyle, Sir, 21 January 1897.
Vulliamy, Colwyn Edward, 1886- . Copy of notice sent to the Times on Lady Cockerell's death, handwritten manuscript / copy, 1 page, 22 September 1949.
Webb, Philip Speakman, 1831-1915. ALS to Cockerell, Florence Kate Kingsford, Lady, 3 January 1885.



Explanatory Note Concerning Manuscript Collections Cataloged in the Card Catalog

Prior to 1990 when archival cataloging procedures were adopted at the Ransom Center, all manuscript collections were described in a card catalog.

Organization of Collections:

Manuscripts for each author collection were organized into four categories:

  • Works: manuscripts by the author, arranged alphabetically by title;
  • Letters: the author's outgoing correspondence, arranged alphabetically by recipient name;
  • Recipient: the author's incoming correspondence, arranged alphabetically by the author of the letter; and
  • Miscellaneous: all other manuscripts and correspondence, arranged alphabetically by creator.

Materials that did not fit into these categories, such as art, photographs, books, and near-print materials such as newspaper clippings, were dispersed to other Ransom Center collections for cataloging and storage.

Abbreviations Used in Descriptions:

The symbols below were used in combinations. For example ALS means autograph letter signed; Tccms means typed carbon copy manuscript, etc.

  • A = autograph (i.e., handwritten)
  • T = typed
  • S = signed
  • I = initialed
  • Ms = manuscript
  • Mss = manuscripts
  • L = letter
  • FL = form letter
  • N = note
  • D = document
  • C = card
  • PC = post card
  • cc = carbon copy
  • p = page
  • pp = pages
  • l = leaf
  • ll = leaves
  • nd = no date
  • inc d = incomplete date