Catalogue of letters from Joseph Conrad, with papers relating to him,
Bodleian Library, University of Oxford
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Papers of, and relating to, Joseph Conrad, 1894-1990, n.d.
Shelfmarks: MSS. Eng. c. 4802-4804
Extent: 3 shelfmarks
Joseph Conrad (1857-1924), formerly Józef Teodor Konrad Korzeniowski, was a novelist.
See the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography for details.
Given by Lady Dalrymple-Champneys, through the Friends of the Bodleian, 1994.
Preferred Form of Citation
Oxford, Bodleian Library [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g.
MS. Eng. c. 4802, fols. 1-2].
Personal names (NCA Rules)
Joseph | 1857-1924 | novelist
|Letters to Hodgson & Co., 1919-1935,
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 4802
Extent: iii + 87 leaves
Binding: bound by Morrell of Oxford in gilt-ruled half red
Scope and Content:
- (fols. 2-23) ten from Joseph Conrad, 1919-24
- (fols. 24-37) six from Jessie Conrad, 1926-35
- (fols. 38-50, 59-60) seven from Richard Curle, 1922-1926, with (fols. 51-58) a
manuscript draft of Curle's preface to Hodgson's Conrad sale catalogue, 13 Mar.
- (fols. 68-73) newspaper cuttings of obituaries and appreciations of Conrad,
|Copies of letters from Conrad, with miscellaneous papers relating to him,
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 4803
Scope and Content:
- (fol. 2) a facsimile [made in 1928?] of pages from the manuscript of 'The
Tale' and the amended typescript of 'A Warrior's Soul'
- (fols. 3-75) typescript copies of fifty-four letters from Conrad to T.
Fisher Unwin, 1894-1904, n.d., made by J.E. Hodgson in 1928 from original
letters in the Conrad sale at Hodgson's, 11 May 1928
- (fols. 77-90) photocopies of twelve unpublished letters, 1895-1904, made
from the above typescripts by Norma Dalrymple-Champneys for an unwritten
article, 1990 (copies of the twelve letters were subsequently given to the
editors of The Collected Letters of Joseph Conrad)
- (fols. 97-117) items removed from MS. Eng. c. 4804, including
- (fols. 99-100) two undated photographs of drawings given by Jessie
Conrad to J.E. Hodgson, 1928, n.d., (fol. 99) a sketch by Conrad, 'Old
Peyrol' [the original is in the Beinecke Library, Yale], (fol. 100) a
drawing of Conrad by Sargent, 1911, later said to be a forgery
- (fols. 102-106) newspaper cuttings relating to sales of Conrad's
manuscripts, letters and books, 1925, 1928
- (fols. 107-108) an article by J.G. Sutherland, 'At War in a Q
Brigantine. When Mr. Conrad Went U-Boat Chasing', The Navy, Oct. 1920
- (fols. 109-112) a review by Richard Curle, 'Tales of Hearsay.
(Conrad's Posthumous Volume)', The Blue
Peter [Feb. 1925]
- (fols. 113-116) an article by Edmund Blunden, 'A Conrad Repository',
London Mercury, Dec. 1927
- (fol. 117) a photocopy of an article by M.L. Turner concerning Conrad,
Wise and Bodleian MS. Eng. misc. e. 578 [The Book
Collector, XV (66) 350-351]
|Slip-case, lettered 'Pamphlets by or relating to Joseph Conrad', formerly
containing MS. Eng. c. 4803, fols. 97-107
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 4804
Binding: Made by Morrell of Oxford, gilt-ruled red cloth, red
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