University of Texas, Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center

James B. Pinker:

An Inventory of His Collection at the Harry Ransom Center



Creator: Pinker, James B., 1863-1922
Title: James B. Pinker Collection
Dates: 1891-1938, undated
Abstract: Collection contains chiefly correspondence written to the English literary agent James B. Pinker and his sons, Eric and Ralph. Correspondents include Gerald Brenan, St. John Greer Ervine, Sylvia Dryhurst Lynd, Frida Strindberg, Angela Mackail Thirkell, and others. Several letters to Eric Pinker concern representation of Mikhail Artzybashev.
Call Number: Manuscript Collection MS-3265
Extent: 1 box (.42 linear feet)
Language: English with one item in German
Repository: The University of Texas at Austin, Harry Ransom Center

Restrictions

Access:

Open for research


Administrative Information

Processed by:

Joan Sibley and Katherine Noble, 2012

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 2 TLS to Albatross Verlag, 3 and 11 November 1931.
21 TLS, TL / copy, telegram, 3 receipts to Albatross Verlag, 1934-1938.
3 TLS to Holroyd-Reece, John, 1938.



Recipient:

Container
1.2 Unidentified author. AL / incomplete to Pinker, 7 August 1926.
Unidentifed author. TccL / incomplete to Pinker, Eric S., re Artzybasheff representation, 20 May 1922.
Unidentified author T. ALI to Pinker James B., May 1909.
Agate, James Evershed, 1877-1947. TLS to Pinker, James B., 1 November 1917.
Albatross Verlag. TccL to Pinker (James B.) & Son, 18 December 1933.
Albatross Verlag. 32 TccL to Pinker (James B.) & Son, 1934-1938. Included with these: interoffice memo in German.
Almgren, Gisela. TLS to Pinker, James B., 26 May 1927.
Ans_____, Horace. ALS to Pinker, James B., 4 May 1914.
Barber, Alfred S. ALS to Pinker (J. B.) & Sons, directed to Mrs. T. C. Dagnall, 25 August 1928.
Barcyńska, Countess (Hélène), 1894-1964. TLS to Pinker, Eric S., signed as Loven, Marguerite, 5 November 1924.
Blomefield, C. TLS to Pinker, James B., 6 May 1919.
Brenan, Gerald. ALS to Pinker, James B., 27 January 1901.
Cape (Jonathan) Limited. TccL / copy to Pinker (James B.) & Son, 5 February 1935.
Century Magazine. TL to Pinker, James B., 16 March 1906.
Charlton, Randal. ALS to Pinker, James B., 13 September 1911.
Chatterton, Edward Keble, 1878- . ALS to Pinker, 14 October 1934.
Chester, Samuel Beach, 1880- . TLS to Pinker, James B., 20 September 1907. Included with this: TccL to E. R. Cowling, 20 September 1907.
Cornford, L. Cope. ALS to Pinker, James B., 21 November 1900.
Denry, W. P. 2 ALS to Pinker, James B., 6 and 14 November 1911.
De Rougemont, Louis. ALS to Pinker, James B., 7 May 1906.
Ervine, St. John Greer, 1883- . TLS to Pinker, Ralph, 6 June 1933.
Fa_____, Dorothea. ALS to Pinker, 16 August no year.
Ferguson, John. ALS to Pinker, 23 July no year.
Guttamel, Herbert. ALS to Pinker, James B., 19 October 1915.
Container
1.3 Haendelman, George E. ALS to Pinker, Eric S., re Artzybasheff manuscript, 24 May 1922.
Heinemann (William) Ltd. TLS director C. S. Evans to Pinker, Eric, 4 June 1924.
Hill, George A. ALS to Pinker, 27 August 1934.
Jacob, Alaric, 1909- . ALS to Pinker, undated.
Jones, L. A. M. TLS to Pinker, undated.
Keate, Edith M. ALS to Pinker, 26 May 1929.
Knowles, Miss. APCS to Pinker, James B., 27 June 1910.
Kuhn, Loeb & Co., TLS secretary William J. Wilson to Strindbreg, Frida re Artzybasheff manuscript, 22 May 1922.
Lathom, Xenia de Tunzelman Bootle-Wilbraham, Countess of. ALS to Pinker, 6 May 1931.
Lawrence, Boyle, 1869- . ALS, APCS to Pinker, 9 and 13 July 1926.
Linford, Madeline. TLS to Pinker, 8 August no year.
Lithgow, Campbell. ALS to Pinker (J. B.) & Sons, 11 May 1931.
Lynd, Sylvia Dryhurst, 1888-1952. ALS to Pinker, 25 November 1924.
Maas, William. 3 ALS to Pinker, 1920-1924. Letterhead: The Daily Chronicle.
Macrae, Madeline. 2 ALS to Pinker, James B., 2 September 1909, 11 September 1910.
Maitland, Edith Alice. ALS to Pinker, James B., 24 October 1900.
Malcolm, Joan. ALS to Pinker, James B., 16 May 1929.
Marshall, _____. Telegram to Pinker (J. B.) & Sons, 13 March 1922.
Maud, Ida M. ALS to Pinker (J. B.) & Sons, 12 November 1923.
Merritt, A. Lea. ALS to Pinker, James B., 19 September 1910.
Methuen and Co. TLS to Pinker, James B., 30 October 1900.
Metropolitan. TLS H. J. Whigham to Pinker, James B., 4 May 1914.
Middleton, Irene. ALS to Pinker, 1 January 1928.
Mills, Arthur. ALS to Pinker, James B., 23 April 1912.
Mitchell, Edmund. APCS to Pinker, James B., 1 January 1891.
Mitchell, Edmund. 2 ALS to Pinker, James B., 14 September and 30 October 1900.
Moffat, Dickson. ALS to Pinker, James B., 15 October 1915.
Moore, Edith Mary. ALS to Pinker, James B., 1 June 1917.
Moore, Evelyn Stuart. 3 ALS to Pinker, James B., 1919-1922.
Morgan, Charles. TLS to Pinker, 13 December 1929.
Container
1.4 Nicklin, Constance. ALS to Pinker, James B., 24 July 1920.
Nordhoff, A. D. ALS to Pinker, James B., 31 December 1905.
Pall Mall Magazine. TLS accountant T. Pateman to Pinker, James B., 3 July 1906.
Paterson, Isobel G. ALS to Pinker, James B., 5 February 1913.
Paterson, William Romaine, 1871- . ALS to Pinker, James B., 3 February 1913.
Peterson, Henry. ALS to Pinker, 10 May 1927.
Pryce, Richard. ALS to Pinker, 6 December 1917.
Pulling, Christopher. TLS to Pinker, 26 July 1920.
Pulsford, Florence M. TLS to Pinker, James B., 21 July 1920.
Purdon, K. F. 3 TLS to Pinker, James B., 1913.
Rain, Stella. ALS to Pinker, James B., 10 December 1917.
Ramsay, R. ALS to Pinker, James B., 2 July 1909.
Richards, Harold Grahame, 1885- . 3 ALS, TLS to Pinker, James B., 1910-1915.
Richards, Harold Grahame, 1885- . ALS to Pinker, Eric, 20 May 1924.
Rowden, W. Courtenay. ALS to Pinker, 19 July 1920.
Shipley, R. H. ALS to Pinker, James B., 29 September 1911.
Strindberg, Frida. 4 ALS to Pinker re Artzybasheff, 1922, undated. Letterhead for 2 ALS: United Artists Russian Relief.
Thirkell, Angela Mackail, 1890-1961. 3 TLS to Pinker, 1934. Written on back of 27 October 1934 TLS: AL / draft in unidentified hand to unidentified recipient, undated.
T. ALI to Pinker, James B., 4 May 1909.
Traherne, C. P. ALS to Pinker, 9 March no year.
Tweedale, Violet Chambers. ALS to Pinker, undated.
Vachell, Horace Annesley. ALS, 4 TLS to Pinker, 1918-1931.



Miscellaneous:

Container
1.5 Kegan Paul, Trench, Trubner & Co., Ltd. TLS managing director B. W. Willett to Lea-Merritt, Mrs., 17 September 1910. Enclosed with this: ALS C. G. Kiddell to Kegan Paul, Trench, Trubner & Co., Ltd, 15 September 1910.



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