University of Texas, Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center

R. A. (Rolfe Arnold) Scott-James:

An Inventory of His Collection at the Harry Ransom Center



Creator: Scott-James, R. A. (Rolfe Arnold), 1878-1959
Title: R. A. (Rolfe Arnold) Scott-James Collection
Dates: 1895-1959, undated
Abstract: The collection of British journalist, editor, and literary critic R. A. Scott-James includes various drafts of his own works and numerous letters and drafts of works from contemporary, modernist authors.
Call Number: Manuscript Collection MS-3759
Extent: 7 document boxes (2.94 linear feet), 1 galley folder
Language: English and French
Repository: The University of Texas at Austin, Harry Ransom Center

Restrictions

Access:

Open for research. Part or all of this collection is housed off-site and may require up to three business days' notice for access in the Ransom Center's Reading and Viewing Room. Please contact the Center before requesting this material: reference@hrc.utexas.edu.


Administrative Information

Acquisition:

Purchase, 1966 (R3137)

Processed by:

Joan Sibley and Jamie Hawkins-Kirkham, 2012

Note:

This finding aid replicates some 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.


BAR CODE LIST

  • Box 1: 059188000065715
  • Box 2: 059188000065737
  • Box 3: 059188000065726
  • Box 4: 059188000065748
  • Box 5: 059188000065759
  • Box 6: 059188000065760
  • Box 7: 059188000065770

Container List

Works:

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1.1 Unidentified article on the novel and novelists, handwritten manuscript / draft / incomplete with handwritten revisions, 8 pages, undated. Two versions of first page.
Unidentified statements re new chapter for book, handwritten manuscript / draft / fragment with revisions, 2 pages, undated. Included with this: initialed handwritten manuscript / notes, 1 page.
Untitled poem, I do not want to eat my lunch… , 2 handwritten manuscript / drafts with revisions, 2 pages, undated.
Untitled World War I article, handwritten manuscript with emendations, 12 pages, undated.
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1.3 America - 1912 - 1923 - 1956, signed handwritten manuscript with revisions, 33 pages; typescript with handwritten emendations, 17 pages; carbon typescript with handwritten emendations, 17 pages; circa 1956.
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1.2 America revisited, signed handwritten manuscript with revisions, 11 pages, undated.
Come and stay with us, typescript with handwritten emendations, 13 pages; carbon typescript, 9 pages; signed carbon typescript with handwritten title page and emendations, 14 pages, undated. Typescript bound in paper covers and bears additional title manilius.
Dorothy Richardson, typescript with handwritten corrections and emendations, 6 pages, undated.
Editorial notes, signed handwritten manuscript with revisions, 10 pages, undated.
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1.4-7 An Englishman in Ireland, signed handwritten manuscript with revisions, approximately 300 pages, undated. Included with this: carbon typescript of chapters XI and XII, 20 pages.
Fifty years of English literature, 1900-1950:
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1.9 Chapter seventeen, postscript - 1950-1955, signed handwritten manuscript with revisions, 52 pages, undated.
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1.8 Introduction, handwritten manuscript / fragment with revisions, 1 page, undated.
Notebook, handwritten manuscript with emendations, 1 exercise book, undated. Contains summaries of and critical comments on several books of the period.
Preface to new edition, handwritten manuscript with revisions, 2 pages, undated.
A giant of the press, carbon typescript, 7 pages, undated.
The hangman is unnecessary, signed handwritten manuscript with revisions, 7 pages, typescript with handwritten emendations, 4 pages, undated.
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1.10 Janet or Jean?: A play in three acts by H. C. Rolstone (pseudonym), typescript with handwritten corrections and emendations, 93 pages, undated.
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1.11-2.3 Knights and knaves (novel), signed handwritten manuscript with revisions, approximately 320 pages, undated. Unpublished.
Lytton Strachey:
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2.4 Typescript with handwritten emendations and corrections, 43 pages, undated.
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gf 1 Galley proofs, 14 pages, 1955.
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2.4 Blurb, typescript with handwritten emendations, 1 page, 1955.
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2.5-9 The making of literature, handwritten manuscript with revisions, approximately 600 pages, undated.
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2.10 The new weekly: An episode in literary journalism, signed handwritten manuscript with revisions, 24 pages; carbon typescript with handwritten emendations and corrections, 18 pages; undated.
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2.11 A party, carbon typescript with signed handwritten title page, 9 pages, undated.
Prospectus for proposed literary memoirs, carbon typescript / incomplete with handwritten corrections, 2 pages, undated.
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gf 1 Review of The human age: II, book 2, Monstre Gai; book 3, Malign fiesta, by Wyndham Lewis, galley proofs with handwritten emendations, 2 pages, undated. Titled Twixt heaven and hell.
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3.1 Review of The inheritors by Richard Church and The enemy in the heart by T. H. Jones, handwritten manuscript with emendations, 5 pages, 28 March 1957. Titled Rest and unrest.
Review of Seven centuries of poetry: Chaucer to Dylan Thomas, edited by A.N. Jeffares, initialed handwritten manuscript with revisions, 1 page, undated. Titled A new anthology.
Review of The springs of adventure by Wilfred Noyce, signed handwritten manuscript with revisions, 10 pages; carbon typescript, 6 pages, undated. Titled Adventure.
Review of Verlaine: Prince of poets by Lawrence and Elizabeth Hanson, signed handwritten manuscript with revisions, 12 pages, undated.
Review of William Wetmore Story and his friends by Henry James, handwritten manuscript with revisions, 7 pages, undated.
Review of Wyndham Lewis: A portrait of the artist as the enemy by Geoffrey Wagner, signed handwritten manuscript / draft with revisions, 15 pages, undated
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2.11 The sensitive crab (poem), signed handwritten manuscript with emendations, 2 pages, undated.
Shadow book:
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3.2 The mead of asphodel: chapters 1-3., signed handwritten manuscript / draft / incomplete with revisions, 70 pages, undated. Title Shadow book deleted.
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3.4 Typescript with handwritten corrections and emendations, 332 pages bound, undated. Title The field of asphodel deleted.
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3.5 Chapters 1-8, 14-15. Carbon typescript / incomplete with handwritten emendations and corrections, 220 pages, undated. Title The field of asphodel deleted.
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3.2 Chapter 9: The National Theatre. Handwritten manuscript / draft / incomplete with revisions, 24 pages; 2 signed carbon typescripts with handwritten emendations, 19 pages each, undated.
Chapter 10: Some letters from John Galsworthy. Signed carbon typescript / incomplete with handwritten corrections and emendations, 22 pages, undated.
Chapter 11: Dinner with Swinburne. 2 handwritten manuscripts / drafts / fragments, 3 pages; carbon typescript / incomplete with emendations, 9 pages, undated.
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3.3 Chapter 12: When Ford was Hueffer. 2 handwritten manuscripts / drafts / fragments, 5 pages; carbon typescript / fragment, 3 pages, undated.
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3.6 Chapter 12: Ford Madox Ford. When he was Hueffer, signed typescript / early draft with handwritten emendations and title page, 30 pages; signed carbon typescript / later draft / incomplete with handwritten revisions, 30 pages, undated.
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3.3 Chapter 13: With Hardy in Dorset. 2 carbon typescripts with handwritten emendations, one signed, 16 pages each, undated.
Chapters 14-15. Handwritten manuscript / draft / incomplete with revision, 74 pages, undated.
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2.11 Wyndham Lewis: The novelist, mimeo press release for Wyndham Lewis’s The human age, volume II, 2 pages, September 1955.



Letters:

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4.1 Mimeo FL requesting recipient’s presence at committee meeting re Shakespeare National Theatre, 7 April 1908. Written on verso: list of names.
TccL to Boyd, Miss, 5 March 1937.
3 TccL / duplicates to the editor of The times, 14 September 1938.
ALS / draft, 2 TccL to the editor of The times, 14 September 1938. Included with this: TLS / replay by secretary, 15 September 1938.
TccL to Verscholyle, 4 June 1934. By secretary. See Fleming - Scott-James correspondence.



Recipient:

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4.2 Unidentified author. ALS to Scott-James, 10 June no year.
Unidentified author. TLS to Scott-James, 6 February 1939.
Unidentified author. 2 ALS to Scott-James, 12 December 1935, undated.
Unidentified author. George. ALS to Scott-James, 2 December 1937.
Anand, Mulk Raj. 4 ALS to Scott-James, 1935-1936, undated. Not described in card catalog.
Archer, Charles, 1861-1941. ALS, 5 TLS to Scott-James, 1937. Includes 4 TccL Scott-James to Archer, 1937.
Ashwell, Roy. ALS to Scott-James, 20 September 1955.
Atlantic monthly. TLS editor Edward Weeks to Scott-James, 21 March 1938.
Atlantic monthly. 3 TLS, 1 cablegram editor Edward Weeks to Scott-James re Yeats poems, 1938. Included with these: 3 TccL Scott-James to Weeks, 1938.
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4.3 Bailey, Mary. ALS to Scott-James, 22 January 1910.
Baring, Maurice, 1874-1945. 2 ALS to Scott-James, 1934-1935. Included with these: 4 TccL Scott-James to Baring, 1934-1935.
Barker, George, 1913- . ALS, 11 TLS to Scott-James, 1935-1936, undated.
Barrie, James Matthew, Sir, 1860-1937. ALS to Scott-James, 25 March no year.
Beachcroft, Thomas Owen, 1902- . ALS to Scott-James, 8 January 1936.
Bell, Vanessa. ALS to Scott-James, 22 June 1936.
Belloc, Hilaire, 1870-1953. ALS, 5 TLS to Scott-James, 1914-1915.
Bennett, Arnold, 1867-1931. 7 ALS, 10 TLS, APCS to Scott-James, 1911-1931, undated.
Binyon, Laurence, 1869-1943. ALS to Scott-James, 30 August 1938.
Blackwood, G. D. TLS to Scott-James, 9 June 1955.
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4.4 Blunden, Edmund Charles, 1896- . ALS to Scott-James, 9 January 1929.
Blunden, Edmund Charles, 1896- . ALS to Scott-James, 29 March 1939.
Blunden, Edmund Charles, 1896- . 7 ALS to Scott-James, 1934-1938.
Bodkin, Thomas, 1887- . TLS to Scott-James, 12 May 1938. Edited for publication.
Bone, Muirhead, Sir, 1876-1953. ALS to Scott-James, undated.
Bone, Muirhead, Sir, 1876-1953. 9 ALS to Scott-James, 1934-1938. Included with these: 3 TccL Scott-James to Bone.
Bótzaris, Sava. ALS to Scott-James, 2 May 1938.
Bowen, Elizabeth Dorothea Cole, 1899- .ALS to Scott-James, 3 April 1939
Bowen, Elizabeth Dorothea Cole, 1899- . ALS, 2 TLS to Scott-James, 1938.
Bowes Lyon, Lilian Helen, 1895- . ALS to Scott-James, 7 December 1938.
Bradley, Andrew Cecil, 1851-1935. ALS to Scott-James, 5 April 1908.
Brasch, Charles Orwell, 1909- . 3 ALS to Scott-James, 1936-1937. Included with these: 4 TccL Scott-James to Brasch.
Brew, Anne. ALS to Scott-James, 27 March 1957.
British Broadcasting Corporation. TLS M. Barclay to Scott-James, 24 March 1954.
British Council. ALS, TLS to Scott-James, 13 April 1949.
British Council. TLS deputy director Oliver Warner to Scott-James re his Lytton Strachey, 13 April 1955.
Bryan-Brown, Vaughn. ALS to Scott-James, 12 November 1935.
Buchan, John, 1875-1940. TLS to Scott-James, 5 September 1934.
Bullen, Arthur Henry, 1857-1920. ALS to Scott-James, 23 April 1912.
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4.5 Cape, Jonathan. TLS to Scott-James,, 11 February 1936. Included with this: TccL Scott-James to Cape, 12 February 1936.
Cape (Jonathan) Limited. TLS Menina Mesquita to Scott-James, 7 January 1949.
Clark, Kenneth McKenzie, Sir, 1903- . TLS to Scott-James,, 9 March 1935. Letterhead: National Gallery. Included with this: TccL Scott-James to Clark, 12 March 1935.
Coleridge, Ernest Hartley, 1846-1920. ALS to Scott-James, 29 June 1911.
Colum, Mary Maguire, Mrs. 6 TLS to Scott-James re Sean O’Faolain’s review of her From these roots, 1938. Included with these: 3 TccL Scott-James to Colum.
Conrad, Joseph, 1857-1924. 3 ALS to Scott-James, 9 March, 13 March, and 20 April 1915. Includes TL / copies of each.
Cory, Vivian. ALS Victoria Cross to Scott-James, 17 November 1935.
Craig, Edward Gordon, 1872- . 4 ALS, TLS to Scott-James, 1922-1937.
Craig, Edward Gordon, 1872- . 5 ALS, 20 TLS to Scott-James, 1935-1938, undated. Included with these: TccL Scott-James to Craig, 13 April 1937.
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4.6 Davies, William Henry, 1871-1940. ALS to Scott-James, 10 December 1911.
Davies, William Henry, 1871-1940. 2 TLS to Scott-James, 10 February 1938, undated.
Day-Lewis, Cecil, 1904- . 2 TLS to Scott-James, 20 August and 26 September no year.
De la Mare, Walter John, 1873-1956. 3 ALS, 16 TLS to Scott-James, 1934-1939.
De la Mare, Walter John, 1873-1956. TLS to Scott-James, 29 March 1939.
Douglas, Alfred Bruce, Lord, 1870-1945. ALS to Scott-James, 12 August 1938. Edited for publication.
Douglas, Alfred Bruce, Lord, 1870-1945. ALS to Scott-James, 18 August 1938.
Douglas, Norman, 1868-1952. ALS to Scott-James, 6 September 1934. Included with this: 2 TccL Scott-James to Douglas, 1 September and 10 September 1934.
Douglas, Norman, 1868-1952. ALS to Scott-James, 30 April 1942.
Dudeney, Alice, 1866- . 2 ALS, ANS to Scott-James, 1938.
Dudeney, Alice, 1866- . ALS to Scott-James, 23 September 1938. Enclosed with this: proof sheet.
Eady, H. J. TLS to Scott-James, 2 August 1938. Edited for publication.
Eliot, Thomas Stearns, 1888-1965. TLS to Scott-James, 18 June 1957. Letterhead: Faber and Faber Limited.
Epstein, Jacob, 1880-1959. ALS to Scott-James, 6 January 1938.
Evening standard (London). TLS to Scott-James, 12 March 1931.
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4.7 Farleigh, John, 1900- . 4 ALS to Scott-James, 1934-1937. Included with these: TccL Scott-James to Farleigh, 3 September 1934.
Fleming, E. Vandermere. 5 TLS to Scott-James, 1935-1937. Included with these: 5 TccL Scott-James to Fleming.
Ford, Ford Madox, 1873-1939. 3 ALS, ALI, 5 TLS, 2 TLI to Scott-James, 1911-1939, undated. Some letters relate to Hunt-Hueffer affair.
Ford, Ford Madox, 1873-1939. 2 TLS, 2 TLI, TN to Scott-James, 1935-1936, undated.
Forster, Edward Morgan, 1879- . 3 ALS, TLS, APCS to Scott-James, 1914-1939.
Forster, Edward Morgan, 1879- .13 ALS, TLS, 2 APCS, APCI to Scott-James, 1934-1938.
Frank, Bruno, 1887-1945. 6 ALS to Scott-James, 1936.
Freeman, John. ALS to Scott-James, 23 August no year.
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4.9 Galsworthy, John, 1867-1933. 2 TL / copies, 13 TccL / copies to Scott-James, 1908-1923.
Galsworthy, John, 1867-1933. 18 ALS to Scott-James, 1808-1932, undated. Three letters in the hand of Ada Galsworthy.
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4.8 Garnett, Edward, 1868-1937. 6 ALS to Scott-James, 1934-1936.
Garvin, James Louis, 1868-1947 2 TLS to Scott-James, 17 February 1914, 10 October 1927.
George, Walter Lionel, 1882-1926. 3 ALS to Scott-James, 1914, undated.
Gibbon, Perceval, 1879-1926. ALS to Scott-James, 26 March 1914.
Gielgud, John, Sir, 1904- . ALS, TLS to Scott-James, 30 November 1935, 24 July no year.
Goldring, Douglas, 1887-1960. ALS to Scott-James, 15 March 1936.
Gordon, H. L. ALS to Scott-James, 21 March no year.
Gosse, Edmund William, Sir, 1849-1928. 5 ALS to Scott-James, 1914.
Graham, Robert Bontine Cunninghame, 1852-1936. 3 ALS to Scott-James, 1910-1934. 2 letters in another hand.
Granville-Barker, Harley Granville, 1877-1946. 8 ALS, 3 TLS to Scott-James, 1934-1938, undated.
Granville-Barker, Harley Granville, 1877-1946. 8 ALS, TLS to Scott-James, 1914-1939, undated.
Graves, Robert, 1895- . TLS to Scott-James, 5 August 1936. Signed also by Laura Riding. Letterhead: Seizin Press.
Greene, Graham, 1904- . ALS to Scott-James, 6 October no year.
Greenwood, Walter, 1903- . 4 ALS, TLS to Scott-James, 1936-1938.
Guthrie, Tyrone, Sir, 1900- . TLS to Scott-James, 10 December 1937. Letterhead: Old Vic.
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4.10 Halward, Leslie. 4 TLS to Scott-James, 1936-1938.
Hanley, James, 1901- . 9 ALS, 2 TLS to Scott-James, 1935-1938. Included with these: 2 TccL Scott-James to Hanley.
Hanley, James, 1901- . ALS to Scott-James, 29 march 1939.
Hannay, James Owen, 1865-1950. ALS to Scott-James, 13 July 1914.
Hardy, Florence Emily Dugdale, d. 1939. ALS to Scott-James, 9 May 1930.
Hardy, Thomas, 1840-1928. 4 ALS, ALI to Scott-James, 1908-1914. Included with these: The year’s awakening and Before and after summer, typescript, 2 pages, 1910.
Hare, John, Sir, 1844-1921. 3 ALS to Scott-James re Shakespeare Memorial Theatre, 1908. Included with these: mimeo FLS Scott-James inviting recipient to meeting of Committee for Shakespeare Theatre, 1 April 1908; TccL Scott-James to R. J. Cruikshank, editor of News chronicle re history of Shakespeare Memorial Theatre, 2 July 1951.
Hayward, John, 1905- . ALS to Scott-James, 17 December 1937.
Heald, Edith Shackleton. ALS to Scott-James re W. B. Yeats, 27 November 1938. Attached to this: newspaper clipping. Included with this: TccL / reply by Scott-James.
Hibbitt, Edward A. 2 TLS to Scott-James, 13 April and 30 April 1937.
Hodgkinson, Guy A. ALS to Scott-James, 20 September no year.
Housman, Alfred Edward, 1859-1936. ALS to Scott-James, 21 April 1936.
Housman, Laurence, 1865-1959. ALS to Scott-James, 15 May 1936.
Housman, Laurence, 1865-1959. TLS to Scott-James, 11 December 1937.
Hunt, R. W. APCS to Scott-James, 29 April 1937.
Hunt, Violet, 1866-1942. ALS to Scott-James, undated. Concerns her relationship with Ford Madox Ford.
Huxley, Aldous Leonard, 1894-1963. 4 ALS, APCS to Scott-James, 1935-1937.
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5.1 James, Edward. TLS to Scott-James, 1 April 1939.
John, Augustus Edwin, 1878-1961. ALS, telegram to Scott-James, undated.
Jones, Henry Arthur, 1851-1929. ALS to Scott-James, 5 April 1908.
Jones, Thomas. ALS to Scott-James, 23 November 1954.
Kapp, Edmund. 3 ALS to Scott-James, 1914.
Kastner, Rudolf, d. 1948. ALS to Scott-James, 21 March 1900.
Kenyon, Max. TLS to Scott-James, 10 February 1938. Edited for publication.
Knickerbocker, Frances Wentworth Cutler. ALS to Scott-James, 30 December 1956.
Kohler, C. ALS to Scott-James, 30 November 1954. Included with this: TccL reply by secretary.
Lafourcade, Georges. ALS, 6 TLS to Scott-James, 1936-1938.
Larbaud, Valery, 1881-1957. 2 ALS to Scott-James, 28 May 1914, 20 December 1915.
Laughton, Charles, 1899-1962. TLS to Scott-James, 19 January 1937.
Lawrence, William John, 1862-1940. 6 TLS to Scott-James, 1937-1938.
Lawrence, William John, 1862-1940. ALS to Scott-James, 29 March 1939.
Lazare, Sister. ALS to Scott-James, 1 December 1950. Signed also by her pupils.
Lee, Sidney, Sir, 1859-1926. ALS to Scott-James, 26 August 1919.
Lehmann, Rosamond. 2 ALS to Scott-James, 13 January 1937, undated.
Leighton, Clare Veronica Hope, 1900- . 5 TLS to Scott-James, 1934-1935, undated. Included with these: 3 TccL Scott-James to Leighton, 1934-1935.
Lewis, Wyndham, 1886-1957. ALS, 3 TLS to Scott-James, 1934-1938. Included with these: 10 TccL Scott-James to Lewis.
Lloyd George, David Lloyd George, Earl, 1863-1945. TLS to Scott-James, 27 August 1936.
Low, David, 1891- . ALS to Scott-James, 8 November 1935.
Lynd, Sylvia Dryhurst, 1888-1952. ALS to Scott-James, 5 January 1935.
Lytton, Victor Alexander George Robert Bulwer-Lytton, Earl, 1876-1947. ALS to Scott-James, 5 April no year.
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5.2 Macaulay, Rose, Dame, 1881-1958. TLS to Scott-James, undated. Edited for publication.
Macaulay, Rose, Dame, 1881-1958. 2 TLS to Scott-James, 14 August 1935, 4 April 1938.
Macaulay, Rose, Dame, 1881-1958. TLS to Scott-James, 28 March 1939.
MacCarthy, Desmond, Sir, 1878-1952. ALS to Scott-James, 15 November 1937.
MacColl, Dugald Sutherland, 1859-1948. 15 ALS, APCS to Scott-James, 1935-1938.
McLaren, Dick & Co., Ltd. FL to Scott-James, 3 April 1956.
Masefield, John, 1878- . 2 TLS to Scott-James, 1 January 1935, undated.
Masefield, John, 1878- . 3 ALS to Scott-James, 1909-1912.
Massingham, Henry William, 1860-1924. TLS to Scott-James, 4 April 1912. Letterhead: The nation.
Masterman, Charles Frederick Gurney, 1873-1927. 7 ALS, 2 ALI, APCI to Scott-James, 1910-1917, undated.
Masterman, Charles Frederick Gurney, 1873-1927. 1 TL / copy, 7 TccL / copies to Scott-James, 1910-1915, undated.
Masterman, Lucy Blanche Lyttleton, 1884- . ALS to Scott-James, undated.
Masterman, Margaret. 2 ALS, 4 TLS to Scott-James, 1935-1938.
Mavor, Osborne Henry, 1888-1951. 2 TLS "James Bridie" to Scott-James, 7 October 1935, 2 August 1937.
Mavor, Osborne Henry, 1888-1951. 2 ALS, 2 TLS "James Bridie" to Scott-James, 1939, undated.
Meredith, George, 1828-1909. ALS to Scott-James, 9 June 1906.
Meyerstein, Edward Harry William, 1872-1945. ALS to Scott-James, 3 April 1939.
Miller, Margaret. ALS to Scott-James, 29 September no year.
Millin, Sarah Gertrude Liebson, 1899- . ALS, TLS to Scott-James, 13 November 1936, 15 February 1938.
Moore, Evelyn Stuart. 4 ALS to Scott-James, 1911, undated.
Moore, Thomas Sturge, 1870-1944. 2 ALS to Scott-James, 21 October 1937, 3 February 1939.
Muersey, M. L. ALS to Scott-James, 17 November 1918. In French.
Muir, Edwin, 1887-1959. ALS, TLS to Scott-James, 16 January 1936, 1 August 1937.
Murray, Gilbert, 1866-1957. TL to Scott-James, 29 March 1908.
Murray, Gilbert, 1866-1957. TLS to Scott-James, 10 October 1934.
Murry, John Middleton, 1889-1957. TLS to Scott-James, 20 April 1938.
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5.3 Nash, Paul, 1889-1946. ALS to Scott-James, 26 November 1934.
The nation. 2 TLS, 1 cablegram literary editor Margaret Marshall to Scott-James re Yeats poems, 1938. Included with these: 4 TccL Scott-James to the editor, The nation, 1938.
Nevinson, Henry Woodd, 1856-1941. TLS to Scott-James, 25 July 1937.
Newbolt, Henry John, Sir, 1862-1938. ALS to Scott-James, 9 May 1908. Not sent until 18 December.
Nichols, Robert Malise Bowyer, 1893-1944. 2 ALS to Scott-James, 21 September and 9 October 1936.
Nicoll, William Robertson, Sir, 1851-1923. ALS to Scott-James, 20 March 1914.
Noguchi, Yoné, 1875-1947. 2 ALS to Scott-James, 1 May 1935, 23 July 1936.
Noguchi, Yoné, 1875-1947. 2 ALS to Scott-James, 14 March 1937, 12 May no year.
O’Faolain, Sean, 1900- . TLS to Scott-James re his review of Mary Colum’s From these roots, undated. Included with this: TccL Scott-James to O’Faolain, 20 June 1938.
O’Faolain, Sean, 1900- . ALS, 4 TLS to Scott-James, 1934, undated.
O’Faolain, Sean, 1900- . ALS to Scott-James, 9 April 1939.
Oxford and Asquith, Margot Tennant Asquith, Countess, 1864-1945. ALS to Scott-James re Lloyd George, 17 January 1943.
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5.4 Parekh, H. D. and Mrs. Madhurika. TLS to Scott-James, 25 April 1939.
Parr, John. ALS to Scott-James re W. B. Yeats’ The three bushes, 1937. Included with this: TccL reply by Scott-James.
Phillpotts, Eden, 1862-1960. 3 ALS to Scott-James, 1908.
Pinero, Arthur Wing, Sir, 1855-1934. ALS to Scott-James, 3 April 1908. Text of letter not in Pinero’s hand.
Pitter, Ruth, 1897- . 2 ALS to Scott-James, 12 May 1938, 25 February 1939.
Plomer, William Charles Franklyn, 1903- . ALS, AL / incomplete, TLS to Scott-James, 1934-1936, undated.
Plomer, William Charles Franklyn, 1903- . ALS to Scott-James, 29 March 1939.
Powys, Llewelyn, 1884-1939. 6 ALS to Scott-James, 1936, undated.
Preston, W. H. ALS to Scott-James, 4 December 1920.
Pritchett, Victor Sawdon, 1900- . 2 ALS to Scott-James, 13 November no year, undated.
Prokosch, Frederic, 1908- . 9 ALS to Scott-James, undated.
Quiller-Couch, Arthur Thomas, Sir, 1863-1944. 2 ALS to Scott-James, 1 April and 10 September 1935.
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5.5 Raverat, Gwendolen Mary Darwin, 1885- . 2 ALS to Scott-James, undated.
Reid, Forrest, 1876-1947. ALS, TLS to Scott-James, 13 October 1937, 18 July 1938.
Richardson, Dorothy Miller, 1873-1957. APCS to Scott-James, 23 October 1937.
Riding, Laura, 1901- . 2 ALS, TLS to Scott-James, 1936-1937, undated. Included with these: 2 TccL Scott-James to Riding, 1936-1937.
Roberts, Michael, 1902-1948. 5 TLS to Scott-James, 1935-1939.
Roberts, Michael, 1902-1948. 2 TLS to Roberts, Michael, 1902-1948., 15 March and 19 March 1939.
Rothenstein, William, Sir, 1872-1945. ALS to Scott-James, 14 September 1935. Included with this: APCS Rothenstein to Dilys Powell, 11 September 1935.
Rothenstein, William, Sir, 1872-1945. ALS to Scott-James, 4 April 1939.
Rouse, William Henry Denham, 1863-1950. 2 ALS to Scott-James, 16 November 1935, 26 May 1936.
Russell, Bertrand Russell, Earl, 1872- . 2 ALS to Scott-James, 7 February 1936, 30 October 1937.
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5.6 Sackville-West, Victoria Mary, 1892-1962. ALS to Scott-James, 2 September 1938.
Salmon, Christopher. TLS to Scott-James, 21 May 1937. Letterhead: British Broadcasting Corporation.
Sassoon, Siegfried Lorraine, 1886- . 4 ALS to Scott-James, 1935.
Sayers, Dorothy Leigh, 1893-1957. TLS to Scott-James, 22 November 1938.
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5.7 Scott-James, Rolfe Arnold, 1878-1959. Letters relative to publishing letters of various Scott-James correspondents to Scott-James, ALS and TLS, 1955.
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5.6 Sharp, Elizabeth Amelia Sharp, 1856-1932. 2 ALS to Scott-James, undated.
Shaw, George Bernard, 1856-1950. 3 ANI, AN, APCS, telegram to Scott-James, 1936-1937. 1 ANI written on TLS Scott-James to Shaw, 15 February 1937. Included with these: ALS Charlotte F. Shaw to Scott-James, 14 June 1938 and TccL / copy Shaw to Mrs. Lyttelton, undated.
Shaw, George Bernard, 1856-1950. TLS to Scott-James, 15 February 1938. Edited for publication.
Sitwell, Edith, Dame, 1887-1964. ALS to Scott-James, undated.
Sitwell, Edith, Dame, 1887-1964. 8 ALS to Scott-James, 1934-1936.
Smallbone (J.) & Sons Limited. TLS M. Williams to Scott-James, 21 April 1956.
Smith, Florence Margaret, 1902-1971. ALS, 4 TLS Stevie Smith to Scott-James, 1937-1939.
Smith, Owen H. 8 TLS to Scott-James, 1934-1936. Included with this: TLS Smith to Palmer, 16 June 1937; TccL Scott-James to Smith, 22 October 1936.
Spender, Stephen, 1909- . 12 ALS, 4 TLS to Scott-James, 1938, undated. Included with these: TccL Scott-James to Spender, 24 October 1938.
Squire, John Collings, Sir, 1884-1958. ALS to Scott-James, 1 September 1934.
Stevenson, F. L. ALS to Scott-James, 7 January 1929.
Stevenson, F. L. TLS to Scott-James, 28 January 1943.
Sutton & Sons Ltd. TLI to Scott-James, 17 March 1952. Enclosed with this: soil analysis report and printed information leaflet and catalogue.
Symons, Arthur, 1865-1945. 2 ALS to Scott-James, 26 January and 3 April 1908.
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5.8 Tessimond, Arthur Seymour John, 1902- . 2 ALS to Scott-James, 2 July and 4 September no year.
Toller, Ernst, 1893-1939. 3 TLS to Scott-James, 1935-1936.
Toller, Ernst, 1893-1939. 2 TLS to Scott-James, 20 July 1938, 10 April 1939.
Turner, Walter James, 1889-1946. ALS to Scott-James, 30 January 1939.
Unwin, Stanley, Sir, 1884- . TLS to Scott-James, 14 September 1955. Enclosed with this: TL / copy signed G. Lissant Cox to Unwin, 13 September 1955.
Vaughan Williams, Ralph, 1872-1958. ALS to Scott-James, 28 August no year.
Virginia quarterly review. TLS managing editor William Jay Gold to Scott-James, 5 January 1939.
Warner, Sylvia Townsend. 1 ALS, 7 TLS to Scott-James, 1934-1939. Not described in card catalog.
Waugh, Evelyn, 1903-1966. 2 ALS to Scott-James, 9 April and 19 September no year.
Wells, Herbert George, 1866-1946. APCS to Scott-James, 12 March 1914.
Wells, Herbert George, 1866-1946. 3 ALS to Scott-James, 1936-1937, undated. Included with this: ALS, 2 TLS Marjorie (Mrs. G. P.) Wells to Scott-James, 1937 (one with ANI from H. G. Wells); TLS Scott-James to Wells (with ANI by H. G. Wells), 9 April 1937; 4 TccL Scott-James to Marjorie Wells, 1937.
Wolfe, Humbert, 1885-1940. 2 TLS to Scott-James, 4 August and 19 August 1936.
Wolff, Paul. TLS to Scott-James, 1 April 1939.
Woolf, Virginia Stephen, 1882-1941. 2 ALS, 3 TLS to Scott-James, 1934-1938. Included with these: 6 TccL Scott-James to Woolf, 1934-1938.
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5.9 Yeats, William Butler, 1865-1939. 8 ALS, 8 TLS, 2 telegrams to Scott-James, 1934-1939; 10 TLS, 1 telegram George (Mrs. W. B.) Yeats to Scott-James, 1935-1938. Included with these: 11 TccL, 4 TccL secretary for Scott-James to W. B. Yeats, 1934-1938; 7 TccL, 3 TccL secretary for Scott-James to George (Mrs. W. B.) Yeats, 1935-1939; ALS Nannette Crick (secretary for Sir John Squire) to Scott-James re Yeats poems, 1934; Attached to ALS Yeats to Scott-James, 5 June 1936: Margot Roddick’s reminiscences with preface and poem by Yeats, typescript / incomplete signed by Yeats, 11 pages; Also corrections for poems and financial notes.
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5.8 Yeats, William Butler, 1865-1939. TLS to Scott-James, undated. Edited for publication.
Young, George Malcolm, 1882- . 10 ALS to Scott-James, 1936-1938, undated. Included with these: TccL Scott-James to Young, 18 October 1938.



Miscellaneous:

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6.1 Unidentified author. The future (poem), handwritten manuscript, 1 page, undated.
Unidentified author. Glastonbury Abbey (poem), carbon typescript with handwritten emendations, 1 page, 8 April 1898.
Unidentified author. Income tax allowances for journalists, ditto, 1 page, undated.
Unidentified author. Poems, typescripts, 18 pages, undated. Attached to these: unused stamped envelope addressed to Sir Campbell Mitchell-Cotts, a director of London mercury.
Unidentified author Winifred. ALS to Scott James, Paule, 4 April 1956.
Auden, Wystan Hugh, 1907- . In memory of W. B. Yeats, signed handwritten manuscript, 4 pages, undated.
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6.2 Barrett, F. A. Review of The survey of London, volume XVIII: The Strand, signed handwritten manuscript with few emendations and deletions, 11 pages, undated.
Bennett, Percival J. ALS to Curran, Dr., 27 April 1938.
Berlin, Isaiah, Sir. Review of Science and music by Sir James Jeans, signed handwritten manuscript with emendations and deletions, 4 pages, undated. Titled Laws of musical sound.
Blunden, Edmund Charles, 1896- :
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6.2 Departed, signed handwritten manuscript, 1 page, undated.
In memoriam A. R.-S., signed handwritten manuscript, 1 page, undated.
Review of Adonais: A life of Keats by Dorothy Hewlett, signed handwritten manuscript, 3 pages, undated. Titled Keats day by day.
Review of The childhood of Edward Thomas: A fragment of autobiography by Edward Thomas, signed handwritten manuscript, 4 pages, undated. Titled A late-Victorian boyhood.
Review of Coleridge’s miscellaneous criticism ed. by Thomas Middleton Raysor, 4 pages, undated. Titled Satyrane among the authors.
Review of George and Sarah Green: A narrative by Dorothy Wordsworth, edited by E. de Selincourt, signed handwritten manuscript with emendations, 3 pages, undated. Titled The Wordsworthian community.
Review of A letter from Pontus and other verse by John Masefield, signed handwritten manuscript, 3 pages, undated. Titled the Poet-Laureate.
Review of The letters of William and Dorothy Wordsworth: The middle years, arranged and edited by Ernest de Selincourt, signed handwritten manuscript, 6 pages, undated. Titled Wordsworth in council.
Review of The old century and seven more years by Siegfried Sassoon, signed handwritten manuscript, 3 pages, undated. Titled Siegfried Sassoon - early years.
Review of The war the infantry knew, 1914-1919: A chronicle of service in France and Belgium, signed handwritten manuscript, 3 pages, undated. Titled Four years of war.
Bowen, Elizabeth Dorothea Cole, 1899- . Unidentified story, signed typescript / fragment with handwritten emendations, final page 14 only, undated.
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6.3 Cazamin, Louis François, 1877- . ALS to unidentified recipient re Scott-James’ Fifty years of English literature, 7 November 1951.
Chubb, Lawrence, Sir. The sea coast and the public, signed handwritten manuscript with emendations, 16 pages, undated. Original title The public and the coast.
Clark, C. S. Copies of Mr. J. Scott-James’ prescriptions, handwritten manuscript, 1 page, undated.
Cooper, Stephenson & Glover. TccL John D. Stephenson to Waterhouse and Co. re Edward William Kelly estate, 21 December 1936.
Craig, Edward Gordon, 1872- . Review of Edward Lear by Angus Davidson, initialed typescript with handwritten emendations, 3 pages, undated. Titled The skipping spirit.
Elise C. R., Sister. ALS to Scott-James, Paule, 31 March 1956.
Ensor, Robert Charles Kirkwood, 1877- :
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6.3 Review of Before the war, volume II: The coming of the storm by G. P. Gooch, signed handwritten manuscript with emendations, 4 pages, undated. Titled The balance of power.
Review of Foundations of British foreign policy: Documents selected and edited by Harold Temperley and Lillian M. Penson, signed handwritten manuscript with emendations, 3 pages, undated. Titled Foreign policy in documents.
Rural England and its saviours: signed handwritten manuscript with emendations, 18 pages, undated.
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6.4 Fausset, Hugh I’Anson, 1895- . Review of Matthew Arnold by Lionel Trilling, signed handwritten manuscript with emendations, 2 pages, undated. Titled Guide to Arnold’s thoughts.
Fausset, Hugh I’Anson, 1895- . Review of T. E. Hulme by Michael Roberts, signed handwritten manuscript with emendations, 3 pages, undated. Titled The thought of T. E. Hulme.
Festing-Jones, Henry. Printed FPC (self-addressed) for Erewhon dinner reservation, 3 July 1914. Not filled out or mailed.
Forster, Edward Morgan, 1879- . Review of Belchamber by Howard Overing Sturgis, composite handwritten and typed manuscript with handwritten revisions, 13 pages, undated.
Garnett, Edward, 1868-1937. Review of Charles M. Doughty: A study of his prose and verse by Anne Trenner and Selected passages from The dawn of Britain, arranged with introduction by Barker Fairley, signed handwritten manuscript with emendations, 11 pages, undated. Titled Doughty’s poetry.
Garnett, Edward, 1868-1937. R. B. Cunninghame Graham: Man and writer, signed handwritten manuscript with revisions, 15 pages, undated.
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6.5 Great Britain. Ministry of Information. Defence notices, printed book, unpaginated, undated.
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6.4 Great Britain. War Office. Papers for R. A. Scott-James, 1916-1920.
Guthrie, Tyrone, Sir, 1900- . Where is the brontosaurus now?, handwritten manuscripts, 11 pages, undated.
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6.6 Hone, Joseph Maunsell, 1882-1959. Review of A servant of the queen: The autobiography of Maud Gonne MacBride, handwritten manuscript with emendations, 5 pages, undated. Titled Irish Joan of Arc.
Hone, Joseph Maunsell, 1882-1959. Yeats as political philosopher, handwritten manuscript with emendations, 15 pages, undated. Original title Yeats in public life deleted.
Housman, Laurence, 1865-1959. Unidentified article, signed typescript / fragment with handwritten emendation, final page 12 only, undated.
Levens, S. N., Mrs. TLS to editors of Encounter, 8 December 1955.
Lloyds. Temporary covering note (car insurance) for R. A. Scott-James, 12 April 1956.
London mercury:
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6.7 Blurb for April 1939 final issue, mimeo, 2 pages, March 1939.
Duplicated FL (R.A. Scott-James, editor), 28 March 1939. Attached to this: carbon typed list of recipients with handwritten deletions and additions.
Letters from former subscribers in answer to form letter requesting reasons for discontinuing the magazine, 1938.
Letters of condolence upon its ceasing publication, April 1939.
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6.8 Letters to the editor, various dates. Attached to many letters: TccL / reply.
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6.6 Lothian, Philip Henry Kerr, Marquis, 1882-1940. Review of Outlanders: A study of imperial expansion in South Africa by C. E. Vulliamy, handwritten manuscript with emendations, 8 pages, undated. Titled South Africa and empire.
MacColl, Dugald Sutherland, 1859-1948:
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6.6 The Lane pictures, handwritten manuscript, 1 page, undated.
The last word on the Hugh Lane affair, signed handwritten manuscript with carbon typescript poem and handwritten revisions, 6 pages, undated.
Patmore and Hopkins: Sense and nonsense in English prosody, signed handwritten manuscript with revisions, 13 pages, undated.
The public-school burglar and The cat, signed handwritten manuscript with emendations, 1 page, undated.
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6.9 Morven Press. Legal, financial, and business papers relating to Morven Press and London mercury, 1935-1939.
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6.6 Nichols, Robert Malise Bowyer, 1893-1944. 2 ALS to Jackson, 5 December and 14 December 1936.
Oliver, W. T. Unidentified notes, handwritten manuscript, 4 pages, undated.
Oxford Union Society. Certificate of membership for R. A. Scott-Jones, 22 February 1902.
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6.10 Pritchett, Victor Sawdon, 1900- . Review of The lawless roads by Graham Greene, handwritten manuscript with emendations, 4 pages, undated.
Quiller-Couch, Arthur Thomas, Sir, 1863-1944. The lighthouse seat, initialed handwritten manuscript with emendations, 2 pages, undated.
Quiller-Couch, Arthur Thomas, Sir, 1863-1944. Review of Shakespeare as a dramatist by Sir John Squire, handwritten manuscript / incomplete, 4 pages, undated. Titled Sir John Squire on Shakespeare.
Rouse, William Henry Denham 1863-1950. Review of Greek lyric poetry by C. M. Bowra, signed handwritten manuscript with revisions, 6 pages, undated.
Russell, Bertrand Russell, Earl, 1872- . Review of Language, truth, and logic by Alfred J. Ayer, signed handwritten manuscript with emendations, 7 pages, undated.
Scott-James, J. Names (poem), initialed handwritten manuscript, 1 page, undated.
Scott-James, J. Notice of death of Mary Elizabeth Scott-James, printed card, May 1895.
Scott-James, Rolfe Arnold, 1878-1959:
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7.1 Bibliographies for his Lytton Strachey, handwritten, typed, and carbon manuscripts, 12 page, 1954. Attached to one: TLS National Book League cover letter to Scott James, 19 October 1954.
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7.2 Fifty years of English literature, 1900-1950, lists of publications, 2 handwritten manuscripts / notebooks, undated.
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7.1 List of reviewers for London mercury, typescript with handwritten additions and notes, 3 pages, undated. Included with this: sample typography page with handwritten notes.
Miscellaneous notes, handwritten manuscript, 8 pages, undated.
Miscellaneous papers, undated.
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7.3 Notes for issues of London mercury, handwritten manuscript / notebook, undated.
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7.1 Notes from various works, handwritten manuscript / notebook, undated. Contains many notes for his Lytton Strachey.
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7.4 Notes of miscellaneous nature, 3 notebooks, undated.
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7.5 Notes on artillery procedures, handwritten manuscript / notebook, undated.
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7.1 Notes on Swinburne and Watts-Dunton, handwritten manuscript, 2 pages, undated.
Terms of will, handwritten manuscript / rough draft with revisions, 4 pages, undated.
War diary (1917), handwritten manuscript, 37 pages in notebook, 29 March – 20 September 1917.
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7.7 Seljouk, M. A. My goddess, page proofs, viii, 93 pages, 1959. Included with this: TLS cover letter Gerald Duckworth & Co. Ltd. to Scott-James, 4 June 1959.
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6.10 Seton-Watson, Robert Williams, 1879- . Review of Europe and the Czechs by Shiela Grant Duff, signed handwritten manuscript with few emendations, 2 pages, undated. Titled The truth about Czechoslovakia.
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6.10, gf 1 Shaw, George Bernard, 1856-1950. Cymbeline refinished, page proofs with handwritten corrections, note and revisions, 20 pages; galley proofs for Mercury reprinting with handwritten corrections, emendations and initialed note, 9 pages; January 1938.
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7.8 Sitwell, Edith, Dame, 1887-1964. Four new poets, signed handwritten manuscript with emendations, 28 pages, undated.
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6.10 Spender, Stephen, 1909- . Review of Homage to Catalonia by George Orwell, signed handwritten manuscript with emendations, 5 pages, undated.
Stowells. Bill to Scott-James, 31 March 1956.
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7.9 Tagore, Rabindranath, Sir. My mistress of the line, signed typescript, 1 page, 11 September 1938.
Temperley, Harold William Vazeille, 1879-1939. Review of The life of Jules Cambon by Geneviève Tabouis, signed handwritten manuscript with emendations, 10 pages, undated.
Turner, Walter James, 1889-1946. Karel Capek, signed handwritten manuscript with revisions, 13 pages, undated.
Underhill, Evelyn, 1875-1941. Unidentified article, signed typescript / fragment, final page 5 only, undated.
United Newspapers Limited. Statement of income for R. A. Scott James, 2 printed forms with handwritten entries, 2 pages, 16 July 1926, 20 April 1929.
Waugh, Arthur, 1866-1943. Review of Whippingham to Westminster: The reminiscences of Lord Ernle, signed handwritten manuscript with emendations, 4 pages, November 1938.
Williams, E. Harcourt, 1880- . A memory of Lilian Baylis, handwritten manuscript / fragment, page 1 only, undated.
Yeats, William Butler, 1865-1939:
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7.9 His convictions, typescript with handwritten emendations, 3 pages, undated.
A stick of incense, carbon typescript with handwritten emendation, 1 page, undated.
The wild old wicked man, carbon typescript with handwritten emendations, 2 pages, undated.
TLS to Heald, Edith Shackleton, 26 February 1938.
Young, George Malcolm, 1882- . Inserts I - V for unidentified work, handwritten manuscript with few emendations, 6 pages, undated.



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