University of Texas, Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center

William John Locke:

An Inventory of His Collection at the Harry Ransom Center



Creator: Locke, William John, 1863-1930
Title: William John Locke Collection
Dates: 1861-1930, undated
Abstract: William John Locke was an English novelist and playwright. This collection contains manuscripts, correspondence, and miscellaneous items, such as a marriage license and a will.
Call Number: Manuscript Collection MS-2528
Extent: 35 document boxes (14.7 linear feet), 1 galley file (gf), 3 oversize folders (osf)
Language: English
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 and transfer, 1966, 1968 (R3533)

Processed by:

Hagan Barber, Betsy Nitsch, and Jack Boettcher, 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: 059188000067878
  • Box 2: 059188000067889
  • Box 3: 059188000067890
  • Box 4: 059188000067903
  • Box 5: 059188000067914
  • Box 6: 059188000067925
  • Box 7: 059188000067936
  • Box 8: 059188000067947
  • Box 9: 059188000067958
  • Box 10: 059188000067969
  • Box 11: 059188000067970
  • Box 12: 059188000067980
  • Box 13: 059188000067991
  • Box 14: 059188000068000
  • Box 15: 059188000068010
  • Box 16: 059188000068021
  • Box 17: 059188000068032
  • Box 18: 059188000068043
  • Box 19: 059188000068054
  • Box 20: 059188000068065
  • Box 21: 059188000068076
  • Box 22: 059188000068087
  • Box 23: 059188000068098
  • Box 24: 059188000068101
  • Box 25: 059188000068112
  • Box 26: 059188000068123
  • Box 27: 059188000068134
  • Box 28: 059188000068145
  • Box 29: 059188000068156
  • Box 30: 059188000068167
  • Box 31: 059188000068178
  • Box 32: 059188000068189
  • Box 33: 059188000068190
  • Box 34: 059188000068203
  • Box 35: 059188000068214

Container List

Works:

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7 Ancestor Jericho, Ams with A revisions (1234pp in 2 V.), nd. Bound.
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1.1 The apostle [short story], AmsS with A revisions [41pp], 1919 Christmas [dedication], from Stories near and far.
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1.2 The apostle [short story], TccmsS with A emendations and corrections [27pp], nd], from Stories near and far.
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1.1 As it was in the beginning, Ams / fragment S with A emendations [2pp], 1923 September 26.
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8 At the gate of Samaria, AmsS with A revisions and A printer’s notes (843pp), nd. Bound.
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9 The beloved vagabond, AmsS with A revisions (557pp.), nd. Bound.
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gf 1 The comedy of Susan, Galley proofs (3pp), nd.
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10 The coming of Amos, AmsS with A revisions [approx. 650pp], nd. Bound.
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1.3 The conquerer [short story], AmsS with A revisions [40pp], nd. Title in old garden deleted Far-away stories.
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gf 1 The dawn of a day, Galley proofs (3pp), nd.
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11 The demagogue and Lady Phayre, AmsS with A revisions and A printer’s notes (255pp.), 1895 February - 1896 July, Bound.
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11-12 Derelicts, Ams with A revisions (537pp in 2V.), nd. Bound.
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1.4 [Diary] American Diary, Ams [28pp. in notebook], 1910 October - December, Bound.
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1.5 English Literature lectures: Book II, Ams notebook with A revisions (148pp), 1892.
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osf 1 The eternal note: I Aftermath, Galley proofs S with A corrections [8 galleys on 4 sheets], 1895 July.
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13 The fortunate youth, AmsS with A revisions (590pp.), nd. Bound.
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14 The glory of Clementina Wing, Ams with A revisions (625pp.), nd. Bound.
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1.6 The golden journey of Mr. Paradyne [short story], AmsS with A revisions [50pp], 1923 October 11 (Cannes), from Stories far and near.
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15 The great Pandolfo, Ams with A revisions [approx. 600pp.], nd. Bound.
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1.1 The heart of twenty [short story], Tms with A emendations (12pp), nd, from Far-away stories.
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1.7 1930, Helen: a novel, AmsS with A revisions [255pp], 1878 December - 1879 Easter.
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1.8 The honour of the family, Tms [60pp], nd.
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16 The house of Balthazar, AmsS with A revisions [approx. 600pp], nd. Bound.
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1.1 How I turned the corner, Tms [2pp], nd.
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1.9 [Idea book], Ams / notes and outlines [67pp], nd. Contains material for various works, Bound.
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17 Idols, AmsS with A revisions (579 pp. in 2 V.), nd. Bound.
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1.10 The incomparable Paragot [short story], Tms with A emendations and corrections [22pp.], Tccms [22pp.], nd.
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1.1 Introduction to Mr. Leonard Merrick’s the Man who understood women, AmsS with A emendations [13pp], nd.
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18 Jaffery, AmsS with A revisions (624pp), nd. Bound.
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1.1 Jaffery: Dedication (To my wife), Proof with A note and inscription to his wife [2pp], 1915 May 19 [inscription].
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19 [Joshua’s vision] Joshua, Ams with A revisions and notes [1390pp in 2V.], nd. Bound.
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2.1-2 The joyous adventures of Aristide Pujol, AmsS with A emendations [approx. 165pp], nd.
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2.3 [The Kingdom of Theophilus], Tms / fragment with heavy A revisions (pp. 90-94), [c. 1927].
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20 [The Kingdom of Theophilus] The flame, Ams with A revisions [approx. 1550pp], nd. Bound.
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2.4 Lectures, Ams notebook with A revisions (140pp), 1893. Contains lectures on Hamlet, Quentin Durward, King Lear, Romola and As You Like It. Bound.
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2.5 A lover’s dilemma [short story], AmsS with A revisions [37pp], nd, from Far-away stories.
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2.3 Miles ignotus, Ams with A emendations [17pp], nd. Title An unknown soldier deleted.
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2.6 A moonlight effect [short story], AmsS with A revisions [26pp], nd, from Stories near and far.
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21 Moordius and Co., AmsS with A revisions [approx. 600pp], nd. Bound.
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2.7 Morals for the young by Marcus [pseud.] with forward by William J. Locke, Tms with A revision [26pp], nd. Pseudonym and title derived from his book The morals of Marcus Ordeyne.
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22 The morals of Marcus Ordeyne, AmsS with A revisions and A printer’s notes (603pp), nd. Bound.
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23 The mountebank, AmsS with A revisions [approx. 600pp], nd. Bound.
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2.8 My own generation, Tccms [14pp], nd.
My own generation [talk], Ams with A revisions [24pp], nd. Written in black exercise book. Bound.
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2.3 [Notes and synopsis for unidentified works], Ams / notes [3pp], nd.
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24 The old bridge, Ams with A revisions [1631pp], 1925 January 22 [date on p. 1]. Title A waif of Italy deleted on title page but no p. 1. Bound.
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2.9 [The old bridge: A Florentine tale], Tms / fragments with A revisions [33pp], nd.
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2.10 An old man’s fancy [short story], Ams / inc with A revisions (19pp), Ams notes for conclusion in hand of Sheila Locke [8pp], Tms with A emendations by Sheila Locke [30pp], nd. Tms incorporates Sheila Locke’s conclusion.
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2.11 An old-world episode [short story], AmsS with A revisions and inscription [48pp], 1909 July 28 [date of inscription], from Far-away stories.
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3.1-3 The palace of Puck: A fantastic comedy, Ams with A revisions [100pp in 3 notebooks], [1907]. Bound.
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3.4 The palace of Puck: A fantastic comedy, Tms [77pp in 3 booklets], [1907]. Included with this: Tms Summary (10pp). Bound.
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3.5 A Pierrot of the gutter, Tms (5pp), nd.
A Pierrot of the gutter [short story], AmsS with A emendations (12pp), nd.
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3.6 Pontifex [short story], Ams with A emendations (104pp), nd, from Stories near and far.
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25 The red planet, AmsS with A revisions [approx. 600pp], nd. Title The major’s chronicle deleted. Bound.
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3.7 Ridet Olympus [short story], TmsS with A emendations and note (19pp), 1899, from stories near and far.
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26 The rough road, AmsS with A revisions [approx. 600pp], nd. Title Doggie deleted. Bound.
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3.8 The scourge [short story], AmsS with A revisions [48pp], nd, from Far-away stories.
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3.9 Scraps, Ams notebook S with A emendations (40pp), 1885-1890. Collection of short poems. Bound.
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3.10 Scraps, AmsI with A emendations [64pp in leatherette notebook], 1881-1884. Contains group of youthful poems and index. Bound.
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27 Septimus, AmsS with A revisions (551pp), nd. Bound.
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3.11 A shadow in a soul, AmsS with A revisions [47pp], nd.
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3.12, 4.1-2 The Shorn lamb, Ams with A revisions (640pp), [c. 1930]. Published posthumously. Boxed.
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4.3 The shorn lamb: Chaps. I-IX, Tms / inc S with A revisions [169pp], nd, Bound.
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4.4 [The shorn lamb] Chapter X-XIX, Tms / inc with A emendations (pp. 169-395), [c. 1930]. Bound.
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4.5 The shorn lamb: Chapter XV, Ams / fragment revised version with A revisions (12pp), [c. 1930].
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5.1 A silver silence, TmsS [29pp], nd.
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28 Simon the jester, Ams with A revisions (603pp), nd. Bound.
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5.2 The song of life [short story], AmsS with A revisions [46pp], nd. Title The great symphony deleted from Far-away Stories.
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5.3 [The song Oo-oo (short story)], Ams / inc with A revisions [44pp], nd. First page missing, from Stories near and far.
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29 Stella Maris, AmsS with A revisions (623pp), nd. Bound.
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gf 1 The story of Bertha Begg, Galley proofs (3pp), nd.
The strange making of Roddy Nicol, Galley proofs (3pp), nd.
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30 A Study in shadows, AmsS with A revisions (322pp), 1894 September – 1895 February. Title A bit of the dome deleted. Bound.
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31 The tale of Triona, AmsS with A revisions [approx. 600pp], nd. Title The blue moon deleted. Bound.
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5.4-7 [The town of Tombarel], Ams with A revisions [approx. 1150pp], nd.
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5.8 [The town of Tombarel]: A Spartan of the hills, Tms / fragment with A revisions and with A note S on title page [39pp], 1925 Christmas [date of note on title page]. Title The Spartan Pogomas deleted.
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32 The usurper, Ams with A revisions and A printer’s notes (614pp), nd. Bound in two volumes.
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33 Where love is, Ams with A revisions and A printer’s notes (676pp), nd. Title The optimist deleted. Bound.
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34 The white dove, AmsS with A revisions (501pp in 2 V.), 1899. Bound.
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6.1 A woman of the war [short story], AmsS with A revisions and dedicatory note [45pp], 1918 February 1.
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35 The wonderful year, AmsS with A revisions [approx. 650pp], 1914 June 11 [date on p. 1]. Bound.
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6.2 Zola as a Ethical/Moral Teacher, AmsS with A revisions (23pp), nd.



Letters:

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6.3 ALS to [unidentified recipient], 1920 April 18.
ALS to Austin, J. C., 1917 August 31.
ALS to Calthrop, [Dion Clayton], ____ November 3.
ALS to Cazenove, C_____ F_____, 1911 January 29.
ALS to Cryan, 1922 February 15.
4 ALS, 8 ALI to Lane, John, 1 nd. 1911-1924.
ALS to Lane, Mrs. [John], 1920 May 2.
ALS to Willett, [?], 1913 March 13.



Recipients:

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6.4 [Unidentified author], ALI to J. G. W. to [Locke, William John] "Will", 1915 June 30.
Finnis, Downey, Linnell and Chessher, 4 TLS Herbert Linnell to Locke, W[illiam] J[ohn], 1920 July 21, 1920 August 20, 1923 April 5, 1923 April 20.
Frampton, Sutro, Marlowe, Drinkwater, Gillies, Telegram to Locke, W[illiam] J[ohn], 1923 April 7.



Miscellaneous:

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6.5 [Unidentified author], Jeanne de Cambrai, Tccms [7pp], 1927 May 24.
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osf 1 Cambridge. University Honour certificate for W. J. Locke, 5 Printed D with A entries [1p each], 1875-1879.
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6.5 Kirkman, J_____ P_____, ALS to [unidentified recipient], 1889 October.
Locke, John, Last will and testament, TD / copy [2pp], 1918 September 16.
[Locke, John], [Marriage certificate of John Locke and Sarah Elizabeth Johns], Printed D with A entries / copy [1p], 1861 July 25.
[Locke, William John], Certificate of baptism], Printed D with A entries [1p], 1864 March 3.
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6.6 Locke W[illiam] J[ohn], Notes on art &c, Ams [14pp in notebook], nd.
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6.5 Locke, W[illiam] J[ohn], Signatures on 2 small slips of paper, 1 nd. 1920 June.
L[ocke], W[illiam] J[ohn], [Statement re The mystery of the Downs], AmsI [1p], nd.
Miles, William, ALS to [unidentified recipient], 1880 August 21.
Parkinson, S, ALS to [unidentified recipient], 1884 June 6.
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osf 2 The Public Trustee Office, Statement of account [for] The estate of the late Mr. John Locke, TD (15pp), 1921 September 6.
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6.5 Ward, J[oseph] T[immins], ALS to [unidentified recipient], 1884 June 16.



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