University of Texas, Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center

Bermondsey Bookshop:

An Inventory of Its Collection at the Harry Ransom Center



Creator: Bermondsey Bookshop, circa 1921-1930
Title: Bermondsey Bookshop Collection
Dates: 1921-1945, undated
Abstract: Includes chiefly correspondence to Bermondsey Bookshop, a London bookshop founded in 1921 by Ethel Gutman, concerning speaking engagements and contributions to the quarterly publication The Bermondsey Book. Correspondents include H. E. Bates, John Galsworthy, Frank Harris, Aldous Huxley, John Masefield, Bertrand Russell, Sybil Thorndike, Ernst Toller, Virginia Woolf, and others.
Call Number: Manuscript Collection MS-0354
Extent: 1 box (.21 linear feet)
Language: English, French
Repository: The University of Texas at Austin, Harry Ransom Center

Restrictions

Access:

Open for research


Administrative Information

Processed by:

Joan Sibley and Richard Mikel, 2013

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

Miscellaneous:

Container
1.1 Ashton, Winifred. ALS "Clemence Dane" to Bermondsey Book, directed to Frederick W. Heath, undated.
Aumonier, Stacy, 1887-1928. 2 ALS to Ethel Gutman, undated.
Barbusse, Henri, 1874-1935. 2 TLS to Bermondsey Book, 13 October and 5 November 1926. Written in French.
Bates, Herbert Ernest, 1905- . 2 ALS to Bermondsey Book, 9 December 1925, 18 January 1926; ALS to Sidney Gutman, 20 January 1945.
Beerbohm, Max, Sir, 1872-1956. ALS to Evans, 22 March 1925.
Binyon, Laurence, 1869-1943. ALS to Bermondsey Book, addressed to Frederick W. Heath, 20 July 1925.
Burke, Thomas, 1887-1945. TLS to Bermondsey Book, addressed to Mrs. Sidney Gutman, undated.
Caine, Hall, Sir, 1853-1931. ALS to Bermondsey Book, addressed to Miss Lion, 21 March 1922.
Carr_____?, TLS to Bermondsey Book, addressed to Frederick W. Heath, 7 October 1925.
Chateaubriand, Alphonse de, 1877- . ALS to Bermondsey Book, 19 December 1925. Written in French.
Galsworthy, John, 1867-1933. ALS to Bermondsey Book, addressed to Sidney Gutman, 10 October 1925; ALS addressed to Frederick W. Heath, 22 October 1925; 2 ALS addressed to Miss Lion, 17 April 1922, 4 May no year.
Gosse, Edmund William, Sir, 1849-1928. 2 ALS to Bermondsey Book, addressed to Frederick W. Heath, 12 June and 21 December 1926.
Grein, Ludwig, 1896- . ALS to Sidney Gutman, 24 March 1925.
Container
1.2 Haldane, John Burdon Sanderson, 1892- . ALS to Bermondsey Book, addressed to Frederick W. Heath, 24 September 1925.
Harris, Frank, 1855-1931. TLS to Bermondsey Book, addressed to Sidney Gutman, 11 November 1925; 6 TLS to Frederick W. Heath, October-December 1925.
Huxley, Aldous Leonard, 1894- . 2 ALS, APCS to Bermondsey Book, addressed to Frederick W. Heath, 2 and 15 July 1926, undated.
Huxley, Julian Sorrell, 1887- . 2 ALS to Bermondsey Book, addressed to Frederick W. Heath, 8 May and 28 August 1926.
Jerome, Jerome Klapka, 1859-1927. ALS to Mrs. Sidney Gutman, 18 February 1922.
Kipling, Rudyard, 1865-1936. TLS to Bermondsey Book, addressed to Frederick W. Heath, 28 August 1926.
Komai, T. G. 2 ALS/ incomplete to Bermondsey Book, undated.
Laski, Harold Joseph, 1893-1950. ANS, undated; TLS to Bermondsey Book, addressed to Frederick W. Heath, 19 March 1926.
Leacock, Stephen Butler, 1869-1944. 2 TLS to Mrs. Sidney Gutman, 22 October and 1 December 1921.
Container
1.3 Maeterlinck, Maurice, 1862-1949. ALS to Bermondsey Book, 3 October 192-?. Written in French.
Masefield, John, 1878- . TLS to Bermondsey Book, 23 July 1927.
Nevinson, Henry Woodd, 1856-1941. TLS to Bermondsey Book, addressed to Sidney Gutman, 24 March 1925.
Powys, Llewelyn, 1884-1939. Dr. Johnson: idler, rambler and straggler, signed typescript with handwritten revisions, undated.
Priestley, John Boynton, 1894- . TLS to Bermondsey Book, addressed to Frederick W. Heath, 29 September 1927.
Container
1.4 Robinson, Lennox, 1886-1958. 3 ALS to Bermondsey Book, addressed to Sidney Gutman, undated. One letter includes directions / map to Dalkey. On letterhead of Abbey Theatre.
Russell, Bertrand Russell, 3rd earl, 1872- . 2 ALS to Bermondsey Book, addressed to Frederick W. Heath, 17 December 1925, 10 August 1927.
Sharp, Evelyn. 2 TLS to Bermondsey Book, addressed to Sidney Gutman, 19 January and 6 February 1937.
Sitwell, Osbert, Sir, 1892- . 2 ALS to Bermondsey Book, addressed to Frederick W. Heath, undated.
Stead, William Force, 1884- . TLS to Bermondsey Book, addressed to Sidney Gutman, 27 October 1925; addressed to Frederick W. Heath, 22 October 1925.
Thorndike, Sybil, Dame, 1882- . 2 TLS to Mrs. Sidney Gutman, 5 February and 10 October 1924.
Toller, Ernst, 1893- . ANS, TLS to Bermondsey Book, addressed to Sidney Gutman, 5 January 192-?, 6 December 1926.
Trevelyan, George Macaulay, 1876-1962. ALS to Bermondsey Book, addressed to Frederick W. Heath, 3 September 1926.
Woolfe, Humbert, 1885-1940. 3 TLS to Frederick W. Heath, 1926.
Woolf, Virginia Stephen, 1882-1941. ALS to Bermondsey Book, 14 March 1926.



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