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Copies of letters from Conrad, with miscellaneous papers relating to him, 1894-1990

MS. Eng. c. 4803
Held at the Weston Library

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(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(fols. 77-90) photocopies of twelve unpublished letters, 1895-1904, made from the above typescripts by Norma Dalrymple-Champneys for an unwritten article, 1990 (copies of the twelve letters were subsequently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:

  1. (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
  2. (fols. 102-106) newspaper cuttings relating to sales of Conrad's manuscripts, letters and books, 1925, 1928
  3. (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
  4. (fols. 109-112) a review by Richard Curle, 'Tales of Hearsay. (Conrad's Posthumous Volume)', The Blue Peter [Feb. 1925]
  5. (fols. 113-116) an article by Edmund Blunden, 'A Conrad Repository', London Mercury, Dec. 1927
  6. (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]


  • Creation: 1894-1990


117 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • English


MS. Eng. c. 4803

Repository Details

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Weston Library
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Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom