An artificial collection created by the Special Collections Department comprising letters to and from John Galsworthy and Ada Galsworthy to various friends and colleagues, 1907-1949.
John Galsworthy Letters Additional Collection
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- ReferenceGB 150 JGLAdd
- Dates of Creation1907-1949
- Name of Creator
- Language of MaterialEnglish
- Physical Description191 items
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Scope and Content
Administrative / Biographical History
John Galsworthy, 1867-1933, playwright and novelist; educated at Harrow and New College, Oxford; called to bar (Lincoln's Inn), 1890; published early novels under pseudonym John Sinjohn; The Man of Property, 1906; began the Forsyte Saga sequence (published collectively in 1922) in which he wrote with an exact and not unsympathetic observation of Victorian upper-class commercial society, continuing the story of its supersession by a more easy-going generation in the trilogy A Modern Comedy, 1929; his remarkably successful plays including The Silver Box, 1906, Justice, 1910; and The Skin Game, 1920, state a theme with great simplicity of construction and dialogue; Nobel Prize for Literature, 1932.
Reference: The Concise Dictionary of National Biography Part II 1901-1950 (Oxford, 1967).
The letters are listed in order of acquisition.
Conditions Governing Access
Open. Access to all registered researchers.
This collection was acquired over a long period of time from various sources beginning in 1964.
Other Finding Aids
A paper catalogue to item level is available in the Special Collections Department and at the National Register of Archives in London.
Alternative Form Available
Many of the papers within the collection are photocopies of originals.
Conditions Governing Use
Permission to make any published use of any material from the collection must be sought in advance in writing from the University Archivist, Special Collections. Identification of copyright holders of unpublished material is often difficult. Special Collections will assist where possible with identifying copyright owners, but responsibility for ensuring copyright clearance rests with the user of the material.
Further acquisitions are expected.