Department of Special Collections and University Archives
McFarlin Library. University of Tulsa.  2933 E. 6th St.  Tulsa, OK.  74104-3123 (OKT - OkTU)


Katherine Mansfield papers, 1907-1978

Collection 1963-003

Dates:  1907-1978.

Extent:   (6 boxes).

Level of Description:   Item level.

Name of creator(s):  Jeffrey Meyers, John Bennett  Shaw, et al.

Date of creation:   Undetermined.

Scope and Content:   The collection is organized into two series: Series 1: Katherine Mansfield correspondence and Series 2: Jeffrey Meyers papers (writings and research material relating to his book, Katherine Mansfield:  A Biography (1978).

Series 1: Katherine Mansfield correspondence:  Consists of 33 handwritten or typed letters and postcards exchanged between Katherine Mansfield, John Middleton Murry (her second husband), and Michael Sadleir (her publisher at Constable); and 10 handwritten or typed letters exchanged between Thomas Moult, Ben Belitt, John Middleton Murry, and Constable, in reference to Katherine Mansfield, her poetry and/or her biography.  The correspondence dates from 1920-1939.  Following the correspondence are 17 black and white photographs taken by J. Michael D. Hardwick, Wellington, New Zealand, circa 1958.  They include views of four of the Mansfield's homes in Wellington, New Zealand; the exclusive school which she attended; the Mansfield Memorial; and the musical score for two songs (lyrics written by Mansfield, score by sister Vera).  Accompanying the photographs is a carbon copy typescript of biographical information about Katherine Mansfield and background information about the photographs.

Series 2: Jeffrey Meyers papers:  A.  Katherine Mansfield correspondence:  Consists of photocopies of 25 handwritten letters and postcards from Mansfield to Edie Bendall, John Middleton Murry, Garnet Trowell, Mr. and Mrs. Trowell and their daughter, Dolly, Virginia Woolf, and Violet Schiff.  Also included is a photocopy of an handwritten letter from Ida Baker to Garnet Trowell; a photocopy of an handwritten letter from Virginia Woolf to John Middleton Murry; and 2 programmes from violincello recitals given by Arnold Trowell.  The correspondence dates from 1907-1923.

Series 2: Jeffrey Meyers papers:  B. Correspondence:  Consists of 236 handwritten or typed letters, postcards, and telegrams exchanged between Meyers, friends and acquaintances of Mansfield, Mansfield family members, various libraries and universities, and his publisher, in preparation for and publication of his book, Katherine Mansfield: A Biography.  The correspondence dates from 1975-1978.

Series 2: Jeffrey Meyers papers:  C.  Writings:  Consists of handwritten, typed or photocopied typed  copies of a book proposal, notes, and drafts for Katherine Mansfield: A Biography, 8 related essays, and a lecture; a variety of research materials including travel notes, brochures, maps, and black and white photographs from England, France, Germany, Italy, New Zealand, and Switzerland; interview notes; contact sheet and photo-negatives of proposed illustrations for the book.

Administrative/Biographical History: 

Access and Copyright:

Language and Scripts:   English.

Finding aid/Inventory:  Finding aid is available online.

Provenance/Source of Acquisition:   The Mansfield/Sadleir correspondence purchased from Barry Scott Bookseller prior to 1980; remaining correspondence purchased from David J. Holmes Autographs Oct 1986.  The photographs were acquired from John Bennett Shaw in the mid-1960s.  The Jeffrey Meyers Papers were purchased from Meyers, 1979.

Date(s) of description:   Milissa Burkart, Jun 1994.

Access Points:

Subject Headings 

 
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Corporate names

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Inventory

Series 1: Katherine Mansfield Correspondence 
Constable
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15 Nov 1920.  From J. Middleton Murry.  "I'm sorry to say that my wife is rather upset by my having allowed the photograph of her to be published...."  Handwritten and signed letter.

19 Nov 1920.  From Katherine Mansfield.  "Could you arrange for new photograph already sent by me...."  Telegram.

   
       
Michael Sadleir
 

17 Nov 1920.  From Katherine Mansfield.  "My press agency posted me today a most awful photograph of myself published in The Sphere...."  Typed and signed letter.

23 Nov 1920.  To J. Middleton Murry.  "BLISS WRAPPER: We enclose herewith a proof of the wrapper which is now to appear on Bliss...."  Carbon copy typed letter.

25 Nov 1920.  From Katherine Mansfield.  "I am greatly obliged to you for your letter.  I am sorry [it] has not been found possible [---] by the substitution of other blocks, to stop that horrible photograph...."  Handwritten and signed letter.

4 Dec 1920.  To Katherine Mansfield.  "Having unexpectedly come back from Geneva for a week I should like to write a word about the photograph complication...."  Carbon copy typed letter.

8 Dec 1920.  From Katherine Mansfield  "Thank you so much for your letter.  I am sorry I [lifted] up my voice so loud...."  Handwritten and signed letter.

14 Jan 1921.  To Katherine Mansfield.  "Just a line to let you know that Bliss is about to go into a second edition...."  Carbon copy typed letter.

7 Feb 1921.  From Katherine Mansfield.  "I am v. sorry not to have answered your letter sooner.  I have--I am ill...."  Handwritten and signed letter.

9 Feb 1921.  To Katherine Mansfield.  "Thank you for your letter of the 7th.  I was very sorry to hear from the Anthenaeum offices that you were so ill again...."  Carbon copy typed letter.

24 Sept 1921.  From Katherine Mansfield.  "Some days ago I sent my new book off to Pinker--at long last...."  Handwritten and signed letter.

27 Sept 1921.  From Katherine Mansfield.  "I was very glad to hear two or three days before I got back from my holiday that your Michael Sadleir. had been received from Pinker...."  Carbon copy typed letter.

3 Oct 1921.  To Katherine Mansfield.  "I have waited to write to you until I had heard from Pinker...."  Handwritten and signed letter.

10 Oct 1921.  From Katherine Mansfield.  "I have just written to Pinker saying that (if agreeable to you) I v. much like to add one story to my new book...."  Handwritten and signed letter.

13 Oct 1921.  To Katherine Mansfield.  "Your letter of the 10th has just arrived.  It will be quite all right to add another story...."  Carbon copy typed letter

21 Oct 1921.  To Katherine Mansfield.  "I have received safely this morning the additional story for your book...."  Carbon copy typed letter.

4 Nov 1921.  To Katherine Mansfield.  "A line of congratulations on the success of Bliss in being recommended to the Femina Vie Heureuse French Committee...."  Carbon copy typed letter.

11 Nov 1921.  From Katherine Mansfield.  "If anyone should want a photograph of mine before my new books appear it occurs to me that [these] would reproduce better than the other...."  Handwritten and signed letter.

14 Nov 1921.  To Katherine Mansfield.  "I was very glad to get the two photographs this morning because curiously enough I was on the point of writing to ask you to let me have some...."  Carbon copy typed letter.

29 Nov 1921.  From Katherine Mansfield.  "Forgive a troublesome author!."  Carbon copy typed letter.

22 Dec 1921.  To Katherine Mansfield.  "What would your feeling be about a small limited edition of The Garden Party on special paper and signed by the author?...."  Carbon copy typed letter.

25 Dec 1921.  From Katherine Mansfield.  "If you think a small limited edition of The Garden Party would sell--would think the idea an excellent one...."  Handwritten and signed letter.

29 Jan 1922.  From Katherine Mansfield.  "Just in case my book should be out within a fortnight...."  Handwritten and signed letter.

5 Feb 1922.  From Katherine Mansfield.  "I am not returning to Switzerland so the above will be my address until May next...."  Handwritten and signed letter.

6 Feb 1922.  To Katherine Mansfield.  "The Garden Party is to be published on February 23rd...."  Carbon copy typed letter.

23 Feb 1922.  To Katherine Mansfield.  "The copy of Bliss was sent to Chapman & Hall as rapidly as we could manage...."  Carbon copy typed letter.

26 Feb 1922.  From Katherine Mansfield.  "Very many thanks for sending the copy of Bliss to Chapman & Hall...."  Handwritten and signed letter.

1 Mar 1922.  To Katherine Mansfield.  "I enclose this letter from The Sketch; typed letter from The Sketch editor, 24 Feb 1922 attached...."  Handwritten and signed letter.

3 Mar 1922.  To Katherine Mansfield.  "I was out of town yesterday and find your letter of the 1st this morning.  Please make allowances for a slight delay in review copies...."  Carbon copy typed letter.

9 Mar 1922.  From Katherine Mansfield.  "When things are more settled [may] I have that second half dozen copies of The Garden Party sent to me?...."  Handwritten and signed letter.

25 Mar 1922.  From Katherine Mansfield.  "Many thanks for your letter.  Alone in a German pension...."  Handwritten and signed letter. 

20 Jun 1922.  From Katherine Mansfield.  "Would you tell Knopf 'no'...."  Handwritten and signed postcard.

Undated.  From Katherine Mansfield.  "I'm leaving for Switzerland next week...."  Calling card with handwritten note.

   
       
Moult, Thomas
 

9 Jun 1933.  To Belitt, Ben.  "I am preparing The Best Poems of 1933 (from periodicals) to be published in the autumn by Jonathan Cape...."  Handwritten and signed letter.

3 Oct 1933.  To Benlitt, Ben.  "I have at last got into touch with Mr. Middleton Murray."  Handwritten and signed letter.

   
       
Belitt, Ben
 

19 Oct 1933.  From J. Middleton Murry.  "I hope I have your name correctly.  Mr. Moult has forwarded me your letter...."  Typed and signed postcard.

16 Nov 1933.   From J. Middleton Murry.  "A hasty answer to your main questions before I catch my train...."  Typed and signed letter.

30 Mar 1934.  From J. Middleton Murry.  "I am returning under separate cover, by registered book post, your thesis...."  Handwritten and signed postcard.

12 Jun 1934.  From J. Middleton Murry.  "I am sorry for my delay in replying to yours of April 30th.  I will give what help I can in your project...."  Handwritten and signed postcard.

23 Oct 1934.  From Constable.  "Thank you for your letter of the 5th October and enclosed money order.  We have sent you a copy of The Life of Katherine Mansfield..."  Typed and signed letter.

23 Jul 1937.  From Moult, Thomas.  "I am preparing The Best Poems of 1937 (from periodicals) to be published by Jonathan Cape in the autumn...."  Form letter with handwritten note.

9 Feb 1939, 1s with envelope.  From Morris, Guy Norman.  "I trust you will pardon the liberty I am taking in writing to you but I am much interested in certain references of yours in an article on Katherine Mansfield which appeared in Book Review of 12th September 1937...."  Typed and signed letter with envelope.

10 Jun 1939.  From Morris Guy Norman.  "I had given up expecting to hear from you so your letter was a very pleasant surprise this morning.  I have to thank you for the information you have given me...."  Typed and signed letter with envelope.

   
       
Photographs
  Carbon copy typed biographical information about Katherine Mansfield and the following photographs are credited to J. Michael D. Hardwick, Wellington, New Zealand, 1p, 2 copies.    
       
1:2 17 black/white photographs taken by J. Michael D. Hardwick, circa 1958.  Featured are some of the places important in Katherine Mansfield's life and played important roles in her stories such as:

Mansfield's four homes in Wellington, New Zealand;

the exclusive school she attended; and

"the asphalt zigzag where the fennel grows wild".

Also featured are the Mansfield Memorial (built by Mansfield's father, Sir Harold Beauchamp, after her death in 1923) and a copy of the music for two songs composed by Mansfield's sister, Vera, for which Katherine wrote the lyrics at the age of fifteen.

Reproduction rights owned by J. Michael D. Hardwick, P. O. Box 1240, Wellington, New Zealand.

   
       
1:3 Press cuttings about Katherine Mansfield and her work removed from a bound volume collected by John Bennett Shaw.    
       
Series 2: Jeffrey Meyers papers

A.  Katherine Mansfield Correspondence

       
Bendall, Edie
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[circa 1907].  From Katherine Mansfield   "This afternoon on the [Quay] I saw such a charming little [group].  A little girl with very red hair and a green frock set on a doorstep--with oranges in her lap...."  Photocopy of a  handwritten and signed letter.

   
       
Murry, John Middleton
  [19 Dec] 1915.  From Katherine Mansfield.  "My dearest love.  Have just got the letter that you wrote me on Thursday night--with the money in it.  Papers have come, too, which I have not opened yet and other letters are waiting--but I want to speak to you [this] sentiment...."  Photocopy of a  handwritten and signed letter.    
       
Trowell, Arnold
  2 recital programmes, incomplete date; photocopy of extracts from the Belgian press of articles about Arnold Trowell, 2p.    
       
Trowell, Garnet
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Sept 1908.  From Katherine Mansfield.  "My Dearest, I feel I must just write you a little note.  Fate has been so unkind to you both today.  Dearest--I've wanted you ever since I saw you yesterday...."  Photocopy of a  handwritten and signed letter; typed transcription of same, 1p.

17 Sept 1908.  From Katherine Mansfield.  "I have just come back from Carlton Hill, dearest, where I spent the afternoon--and stayed on to dinner.  It was so delightful--they were really happy and merry, and I felt, very often, you understand me--I can bring happiness to that house...."  Photocopy of a  handwritten and signed letter; typed transcription of same, 2p.

23 Sept 1908.  "Heart's Dearest--I dreamed last night most vividly that I was with you.  It was so sweet that I trembled to wake, and yet when I woke there was a letter from you--so reality was as good as dreaming...."  Photocopy of a  handwritten and signed letter; typed transcription of same, 1p.

25 Sept 1908.  From Katherine Mansfield.  "My dearest-- I opened your letter just now and the three photographs fell into my thrilled and happy hands--Now you are framed on my writing table--you are on a little low shelf by my bed--and even against my candlestick; so your face shall be the last thing I see when I blow out the light...."  Photocopy of a  handwritten and signed letter; typed transcription of same, 2p.

1 Oct 1908.  From Katherine Mansfield.  "Best Beloved and Dearest One--It's so fine to be back here even tho' I love the country.  I feel so wonderfully happy tonight that were you with me, I really don't know what would happen...."  Photocopy of a  handwritten and signed letter; typed transcription of same, 1p.

3 Oct 1908.  From Katherine Mansfield.  "My beloved--I am sitting, curled up in a big armchair--A red armchair which has just been put into my room--my writing case on my knee--and I bridge over the miles that separate us...."  Photocopy of a  handwritten and signed letter; typed transcription of same, 2p.

Oct 1908.  From Katherine Mansfield.  "Dearest--Now if we were in our own home--we would be lying on a sofa before an open window, watching the moon gild the autumn trees in our garden--Happy with the long night before us--and the days and nights of--how many years--to spend together...."  Photocopy of a  handwritten and signed letter; typed transcription of same, 2p.

6 Oct 1908.  From Katherine Mansfield.  “....I know it is absurd, dearest, but there is a strong wind blowing this morning & I cannot help but feel the old days back again.  I mean, I get that frightful sensation of grief that used to come over me in Wellington...."  Photocopy of a  handwritten and signed letter fragment; typed transcription of same, 1p.

7 Oct 1908.  From Katherine Mansfield.  "The long day over, beloved, I turn to you, seeking from you what I think I shall always find--yes, and more--rest and Divine Happiness.  Today I was lunching with some old people up in Hampstead...."  Photocopy of a  handwritten and signed letter; typed transcription of same, 2p.

7 Oct 1908.  From Katherine Mansfield.  "I must begin the day with you, my darling--Good morning--Here the city is smothered in fog, and the sun hangs like a gold ball in the half leafless trees--a raw, Winter morning...."  Photocopy of a  handwritten and signed letter; typed transcription of same, 2p.

8 Oct 1908.  Foam Katherine Mansfield.  My dearest one--This morning I got your letter  oh, so gladly.  But you do indeed raise my curiosity.  What is the rumour?  Do tell me even if it does not eventuate--it is such a wonderfully, beautiful thought...."  Photocopy of a  handwritten and signed letter; typed transcription of same.

13 Oct 1908.  From Katherine Mansfield.  "Beloved--though I do not see you, know that I am yours.  Every thought, every feeling in me belongs to you--I wake in the morning and have been dreaming of you--and all through the day, while my outer life goes on steadily, my inner life, I live with you in leaps and bounds...."  Photocopy of a  handwritten and signed letter; typed transcription of same, 2p.

   
       
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15 Oct 1908.  From Katherine Mansfield.  "My dearest, It seems so strange to be sitting in the sunshine, and outside, instead of Paddington Station, long vistas of garden and trees, and spreading far and away the sweet English country.  Only one regret have I this morning, which is that your letter has to arrive later than it does in London...."  Photocopy of a  handwritten and signed letter; typed transcription of same, 2p.

17 Oct 1908.  From Katherine Mansfield.  "I am in my room, dearest, sitting and watching the valley so smothered in blue mist that I cannot see where land ends and where [sky] begins--it is like a great, blue, motionless wave covering the land...."  Photocopy of a  handwritten and signed letter; typed transcription of, 2p.

Oct 1908.  From Katherine Mansfield.  "My dearest Boy--Your letter last night did so enchant me, but I feel so strongly, too the stupidity of our separation.  Do you know I feel indeed, curiously, married to you...."  Photocopy of a  handwritten and signed letter; typed transcription of same, 3p.

26 Oct 1908.  From Katherine Mansfield.  "Dearest, I am back in London again, and tho' it is really Thursday morning already I am stealing a night off and start a letter to you.  We left Paris by an early train this morning, and travelled through the lovely French country...."  Photocopy of a  handwritten and signed letter; typed transcription of same, 2p.

28 Oct 1908.  From Katherine Mansfield.  "My most Beloved One--I feel that I must write you a long letter tonight and try and say what never can be said between us--only felt and expressed--never written--My soul is full of love for you...."  Photocopy of a  handwritten and signed letter; typed transcription of same, 2p.

Undated.  From Katherine Mansfield.  "My darling little Boy.  Just a note to say 'Goodnight' before I get into bed.  I'm sitting curled up on my [eider down] in a frilled nightdress which I'm sure you could not but admire...."  Photocopy of a  handwritten and signed letter; typed transcription of same, 1p.

4 Nov 1908.  From Katherine Mansfield.  "My Best Beloved One--I have just come in from such a fine afternoon with our little Doll.  She is truly a dear child--and I like to take her about--and make her see things as we see them...."  Photocopy of a  handwritten and signed letter; typed transcription of same.

5 Nov 1908.  From Katherine Mansfield.  "My dearest--I am alone in the house; a cold day & everybody has gone to church--but here there is a brilliant fire and I am far happier...."  Photocopy of a  handwritten and signed letter; typed transcription of same, 2p.

29 Jul 1910.  From Baker, Ida.  "Garnet--I am so sorry we have not met after all--especially as I have to go away next Thursday--K came to see me today & asked me to send you this--and also to give you her address.  She is busy just now with some literary friends also on the staff of the New Age...."  Photocopy of a  handwritten and signed letter; typed transcription of same, 1p.

   
       
Trowell, Thomas (Mr. and Mrs.)
  14 Nov 1907.  From Katherine Mansfield.  "My dearest Mr. Trowell, Mrs. Trowell, and Dolly.  By this time, though I can't yet realise it at all, you are nearly Home--you know I am sure, how very much I have missed you all and how eagerly I am awaiting news.  I pass 18 Buller Street, and just look at it out of the corner of my eye, and cannot feel that I shall not be able just to come in for three minutes...."  Photocopy of a  handwritten and signed letter; typed transcription of same, 1p.    
       
Woolf, Virginia
 

19 Aug 1917.  From Katherine Mansfield  "....I should love to come to Asheham on the 17th.  Do have me.  My story I have sent to the typist who lets me have it back on Thursday...."  Photocopy of a typed transcription of an handwritten letter fragment, 1p.

May 1918.  From Katherine Mansfield.  "I have been 'kept in' ever since the sunset I spent with you last week.  And I thought you were leaving for Asheham sooner.  That is why, missing one day, I did not send the drawings the next.  I gave Murry the notices to have printed for me...."  Photocopy of a typed transcription of an handwritten letter.

   
       
Murry, John Middleton
  11 May 1923.  "My dear Murry: This is just to say that I am back here again, it you have done with Katherine's letters, and would like to send them back.  Brett said that you would let me have a photograph of her one of these days...."  Photocopy of a typed transcription of an handwritten letter, 1p.    
       
Schiff, Violet
  May 1922.  From Katherine Mansfield.   "Violet dearest.  You may imagine how much I dislike proving to you and Sydney how insupportable a creature I am.  But I am now in bed with a violent cold.  I caught it somehow on Wednesday in those corridors and here it is in all its vileness...."  Photocopy of a  handwritten and signed letter; typed transcription of same, 1p.    
       
 
Series 2:  Jeffrey Meyers papers
B.  Jeffrey Meyers correspondence
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Alexander Turnbull Library, The (New Zealand).  1975-1977.  To Jeffrey Meyers.  5 typed and signed letters.  Includes directional maps to the library, rules for reader's use, reader's card, and brochure on the 1967 Katherine Mansfield exhibition of manuscripts, published works, and photographs.

Alferink, Werner and Elizabeth.  1976.  To Jeffrey Meyers (and Valerie and Rachel).  2 typed and signed letters.  Includes photocopies of correspondence of Anthony Alpers and Charanne Kurylo.

Alpers, Anthony.  (See Series 2: Correspondence: McGill-Queen University Press)

Angus & Robertson (UK) Ltd. (Ian Dear).  1977.  To and from Jeffrey Meyers.  17 typed and signed letters, 2 telegrams.  Includes queries and answers to queries pertaining to the Meyers biography.  (See also Series 2: Correspondence: Society of Authors, The)

Auckland, The University of (Dept of English).  1976-1977.   To Jeffrey Meyers.  1 handwritten and signed letter, 5 typed and signed letters.

   
       
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Alpers, Anthony.  (See Series 2: Correspondence: McGill-Queen University Press)

Bagnold, Enid.  1976.  To Jeffrey Meyers.  Handwritten and signed letter.

Baker, Ida C.  1976.  To Jeffrey Meyers.  Typed and signed letter.

Barr, Barbara.  1976.  To Jeffrey Meyers.  Handwritten and signed letter.

Bennett, C. B.  1976.  To Jeffrey Meyers.  Handwritten and signed letter.

Beran, Sylvia.  1976.  To Jeffrey Meyers.  Typed and signed letter.

Bickler, Jean L.  1976.  To Jeffrey Meyers.  Handwritten and signed postcard.

Bican, Marty.  Undated.  To Jeffrey Meyers.  Handwritten and signed letter.

Birmingham, The University of.  1976.  To Jeffrey Meyers.  Typed and signed letter.

Bowden, George Charles (by Dina Moore Bowden).  1977.  To Jeffrey Meyers.  Typed and signed letter.

(See also Series 2: Correspondence: King's College Library; Museo de Mallorca; Series 2: Writings: Research material)

Brenan, Gerald.  1975.  To Jeffrey Meyers.  Handwritten and signed postcard.

Bulletin of Bibliography and Magazine Notes (Eleanor C. Jones and Sandra Conrad, eds.).  1976-1977.  To Jeffrey Meyers.  Handwritten note, 6 typed and signed letters.

Carco, Francis (by Seymour S. Weiner).  1976.  To Jeffrey Meyers.  Handwritten and signed letter.

Cincinnati, University of.  1976.  To Jeffrey Meyers.  Typed and signed letter.

Clarke, Charanne C.  1976.  To Jeffrey Meyers.  Typed and signed letter.  (See also Series 2: Correspondence: Modern Fiction Studies)

Constable Publishers.  1976.  To Jeffrey Meyers.  Typed and signed letter.

Cooperman, Sheldon.  1975-1976, Undated..  To Jeffrey Meyers.  5 Handwritten and signed letter, Typed and signed letter.  Contains medical descriptions and definitions.  Typed transcription [by Jeffrey Meyers] accompanies each of the 5 handwritten and signed letters.

Curle, Richard.  (by Adam Curle, son).  1977.  To Jeffrey Meyers.  Typed and signed letter.

D'Angelo, Georgina.  1977.  To Jeffrey Meyers.  Handwritten and signed letter.

Davis, Robert G.  1977.  To Jeffrey Meyers.  Typed and signed letter.

Drey, David.  1977.  To Jeffrey Meyers.  2 handwritten letters.

de la Mare, Walter (by Mrs. Lawrence Whistler).  1976.  To Jeffrey Meyers.  Handwritten and signed letter.  (See also Temple University)

Dubler, I.  1976.  To Jeffrey Meyers.  Typed and signed letter.

Fordham University.  1976.  To Jeffrey Meyers.  Typed and signed letter.  Includes photocopy of "A Needed Improvement In Medical Teaching In America" by V. E. Sorapure, M.D. appearing in Fordham Monthly, Feb 1910.

Frere, A. S.  1976.  To Jeffrey Meyers.  Typed and signed letter.

Garland Publishing, Inc.  1976.  To Jeffrey Meyers.  Typed and signed letter.

Garnett, David.  1975.  To Jeffrey Meyers.  Typed and signed letter.

Gerhardie, William (by Christina Gerhardie, niece).  1976.  To Jeffrey Meyers.  Typed and signed letter.

Guildhall School of Music and Drama.  1976.  To Jeffrey Meyers.  Typed and signed letter.

   
       
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Hamish Hamilton Ltd. (John Henderson).  1977-1978.  To and from Jeffrey Meyers.  28 typed and signed letters, 2 telegrams.  Includes queries about text and permissions for photographs.

Harper & Row, Publishers, Inc.  1977.  To Jeffrey Meyers.  3 typed and signed letters.

Heinemann, Francis (by Tara Heinemann).  1977.  To Jeffrey Meyers.   Typed and signed letter.

Hilton, Enid.  1976.  To Jeffrey Meyers.  2 typed and signed letters.

Huxley, Juliette.  1975.  To Jeffrey Meyers.  Typed and signed letter.

   
       
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Isherwood, Christopher.  1976.   To Jeffrey Meyers.  Handwritten and signed postcard.

Journal of Modern Literature.  1977.  To Jeffrey Meyers.  Typed and signed letter.

Kamin, Debra.  1975-1976.  To Jeffrey Meyers.  2 handwritten and signed letters.

King's College Library (Cambridge).  1976.  To Jeffrey Meyers.  Typed and signed letter.  Includes photocopy of George Charles Bowden obituary and brief bio.  (See also Series 2: Correspondence: Bowden, George Charles; Museo de Mallorca; Series 2: Writings: Research material)

Alfred A. Knopf Incorporated.  1976.  To Jeffrey Meyers.  Typed and signed letter.

Lacey, Gerald M.  1977l.  To Jeffrey Meyers.  Typed and signed letter.

Laurence, Dan H.  To Jeffrey Meyers.  1 typed and signed letter.  1976.  Includes photocopy of material relating to George Bernard Shaw and Floryan Sobieniowski.

Lea, Frank A.  1976.  To Jeffrey Meyers.  2 handwritten and signed letters.

Library of Congress.  1977.  To Jeffrey Meyers.  Typed and signed letter.

London Magazine (Alan Ross, ed.).  1976.  To Jeffrey Meyers.  Handwritten and signed letter, handwritten note.

Manchester, John.  1975-1977.  To and from Jeffrey Meyers.  4 handwritten and signed letters, typed and signed letter.

Mantz, Ruth.  1975-1976.  To and from Jeffrey Meyers.  Handwritten and signed letter, 2 typed and signed letters, typed and signed note.

Maund, Rupert.  1977.  To Jeffrey Meyers.  Handwritten and signed letter.

McGill-Queen University Press (Donald Sutherland, dir.).  1976.  To Jeffrey Meyers.  2 typed and signed letters.  Includes a typed and signed form letter from Anthony Alpers with addressee's name crossed out.

McLaughlin, Ann L.  1977.  To Jeffrey Meyers.  3 Typed and signed letter.

Modern Fiction Studies (Margaret Church, ed.).  1976-1977.  To and from Jeffrey Meyers.  5 typed and signed letters.  (See also Series 2: Correspondence: Clarke, Charanne C.; Zytaruk, George J.)

Murry, Colin.  1976.  To Jeffrey Meyers.  2 handwritten and signed letters.

Murry, Mary Middleton.  1976.  To Jeffrey Meyers.  2 handwritten and signed letters.

Murry, Richard.  1976.  To Jeffrey Meyers.  2 handwritten and signed letters, typed and signed letter.  Includes carbon copy typed letter Richard Murry to Ruth [Mantz], 10 Jun 1973, in reference to the Heron Press and memories of Katherine Mansfield, John Middleton Murry, Ida Baker; photocopy of a press cutting of Richard Murry's letter to the editor of the Radio Times (Jul 1973); photocopy of typed transcriptions of letters to the editors of the Times in reference to BBC production of "Picture of Katherine Mansfield" and the casting of Vanessa Redgrave as Ida Baker.

Museo de Mallorca.  1977.  To Orlando, Felipe (Museo Arqueológico Municipal, Director).  Photocopy of a typed signed letter.  In reference to the address for Mrs. George Bowden.  (See also Series 2: Correspondence: Bowden, George Charles; King's College Library)

Muzeum Narodowe W Krakowie.  1977.  To Jeffrey Meyers.  2 typed and signed letters.  In reference to Katherine Mansfield's poem, "To the Memory of Stanislaw Wyspianski."  (See also Series 2: Correspondence: Polish Institute of Arts and Sciences in America, Inc., The; Polish Library, The)

   
       
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O'Brien, Lucy.  1977.  To Jeffrey Meyers.  2 handwritten and signed letters, handwritten and signed postcard.  Includes Lucy Obrien's short story, "Harvest of the Oaten Time," excised from the Georgian Review, circa 1964.

Orage, Alfred Richard (by University of Toledo, Dept of English Language and Literature).  1976.  to Jeffrey Meyers.  Typed and signed letter.

Orton, William (by Smith College Archives, Northampton, Massachusetts).  1977.  To Jeffrey Meyers.  Typed and signed letter.  Includes sample photocopies of materials within the Orton archive.

Oxford University Press.  1976.  to Jeffrey Meyers.  Typed and signed letter.

Polish Institute of Arts and Sciences in America, Inc., The.  1977.  To Jeffrey Meyers.  Typed and signed letter.  (See also Muzeum Narodowe W Krakowie; Polish Library, The)

Polish Library, The.   1977.  To Jeffrey Meyers.  Typed and signed letter.  Includes typed and signed letter from the National Library in Warsaw, Poland.  All in reference to Katherine Mansfield's poem, "To the Memory of Stanislaw Wyspianski."  (See also Series 2: Correspondence: Muzeum Narodowe W Krakowie; Polish Institute of Arts and Sciences in America, Inc., The)

   
       
1:9

Queen's College (London).  Registration form, introductory brochure.

Random House, Inc.  1976.  To Jeffrey Meyers.  Typed and signed letter.

Renshaw, Jeanne Beauchamp.  1976.  To Jeffrey Meyers.  Handwritten and signed letter.

Rice, Anne Estelle (by Elinor M. Short).  1975.  To Jeffrey Meyers.  Handwritten and signed letter.

Richards, Dorothy.  1977.  To Jeffrey Meyers.  Handwritten and signed letter.

Robison, Edith Kathleen.  1976.  To Jeffrey Meyers.  Handwritten and signed letter.

Schenkel, Elmer.  1976.  To Jeffrey Meyers.  Handwritten and signed letter.

Schwartz, Florence.  1976.  To Jeffrey Meyers.  5 typed and signed letters,  handwritten and signed card.

Scott, Margaret.  1976-1977.  To and from Jeffrey Meyers.  Handwritten and signed letter, 5 typed and signed letters, telegram.

Society of Authors, The (agent for Katherine Mansfield estate).  1976.  To Jeffrey Meyers.  Typed and signed letter.  Includes a photocopy of a typed letter from the Society to Angus & Robertson Ltd. in reference to permissions to quote.

Sorapure, V. E.  (See Series 2: Correspondence: Fordham University)

Stoye, Catherine.  1976.  To Jeffrey Meyers.  Handwritten and signed letter.

Swinnerton, Frank.  1976.  To and from Jeffrey Meyers.  2 typed and signed letters,  handwritten and signed note.

Swiss, Michel.  1976.  To Jeffrey Meyers.  Typed and signed letter.  1976.  In reference to Katherine Mansfield's perfume.

Targ, William.  1976.  To and from Jeffrey Meyers.  2 typed and signed notes.

Tedlock, Ernest.  1977.  To Jeffrey Meyers.  Typed and signed letter.  In reference to Frieda Lawrence-John Middleton Murry relationship.

Taos News, The.  1977.  To Jeffrey Meyers.  Typed and signed letter.  In reference to Dorothy Brett obituary.

Temple University.  1976.  To Jeffrey Meyers.  Typed and signed letter.  1976.  In reference to Walter de la Mare correspondence.  (See also Series 2: Correspondence: de la Mare, Walter)

Texas, University of (Humanities Research Center).  1976-1978.  To Jeffrey Meyers.   4 typed and signed letters.  Includes reader's card and HRC reader's information.

Trowell, Douglas C.  1977.  To Jeffrey Meyers.  Typed and signed letter.

Trowell, Oliver.  1976.  To Jeffrey Meyers.  Handwritten and signed letter.

Twentieth Century Literature (William McBrien, ed.).  1976-1978.  To and from Jeffrey Meyers.  6 typed and signed letters.

   
       
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Vinogradoff, Julian.  1976.  To Jeffrey Meyers.  Handwritten and signed letter.

von Arnim, Elizabeth (by Ann E. Hardham).  1977.  To Jeffrey Meyers.  Typed and signed letter.

Warner, Sylvia Townsend.  1977.  To Jeffrey Meyers.  Handwritten and signed letter.

Waterlow, Sydney (by John Waterlow, son).  1976.  To Jeffrey Meyers.  Typed and signed letter.

Weekly, Montague.  1975-1976.  To Jeffrey Meyers.  2 handwritten and signed letters.

Wellington, Victoria University of.  1975-1976.  To Jeffrey Meyers.  5 typed and signed letters.

West, Rebecca.  1977.  To Jeffrey Meyers.  Handwritten and signed postcard.

Windsor, University of.  1976.  To Jeffrey Meyers.  4 typed and signed letters.

Wright, Celeste.  1975.  To Jeffrey Meyers.  Typed and signed letter.

Zytaruk, George J.  1976.  To Jeffrey Meyers.  Typed and signed letter.

   
       

Series 2: Jeffrey Meyers papers

C.  Writings
       
2:1 "D. H. Lawrence, Katherine Mansfield and Women in Love."  Photocopy of a typed essay with handwritten revisions, 30p with carbon copy typed notes.  (See also Series 1: Correspondence: London Magazine)    
       
2;2 "Katherine Mansfield: A Bibliography."  Carbon copy typescript with handwritten revisions, pi-ii, 1-38.    
       
  Katherine Mansfield:  A Biography    
2:3

"Jeffrey Meyers: Proposal for a Biography of Katherine Mansfield"  Carbon copy typescript with handwritten revisions, 4p.

"Jeffrey Meyers: Supplement to my Proposal for a Biography of Katherine Mansfield"  Carbon copy typescript with handwritten additions and revisions, 2p.

Carbon copy typed proposal for a paperback text edition of the works of Katherine Mansfield, written in letter form to "Mr. Thornton of NAL," 1p.

   
       
2:4 Photocopied press cuttings of Jeffrey Meyer's queries for information about Katherine Mansfield.    
       
2:5

Photo-reproduction of a "miniature from photo of Katherine Mansfield at Barons Court, 1913.  Courtesy of Alex. Turnbull Library, NZ."

Certified copy of marriage registration for Kathleen Beauchamp and George Charles Bowden, 2 Mar 1909.

Photocopy of Katherine Mansfield's scholastic record for Junior and Senior terms, 2p.

Typed list of Katherine Mansfield's addresses in London, 1p.

Typed list of first hand accounts of Katherine Mansfield, with handwritten additions and revisions, 1p.

Photocopy of Katherine Mansfield's obituary from unknown source.

Publication advertisements for various books about Katherine Mansfield written by others.

"The Garden Party."  Advertisement for a short film adaptation of Katherine Mansfield's short story; excised from unknown source, with handwritten note to Jeffrey Meyers; typed draft blurb and acquisition information about the film.

"Literary Supplement of the Holiday Issue of the Monday Newspaper."  Typescript of a short article, with handwritten marginal notes, dealing with the influence of Stanislaw Wyspianski on Katherine Mansfield's writing, 2p.

   
       
2:6

3 photographic postcards from Mrs. George (Dina Moore) Bowden featuring scenes from her home at Puna de na Dina with typed description by her on verso of each.

Excised publication blurb about The Dialogues of Gurdjieff by Jan Cox and The Harmonious Circle by James Webb.     

2 typed transcriptions of letters from D. H. Lawrence to Madame Bowden, circa 1916; typed transcription of a letter from D.H. Lawrence to Katherine Mansfield, circa 1919.

Photocopy of a typed transcription of 3 letters from Wyndham Lewis to Violet Schiff, circa 1922.

"Ouspensky In Search of the Miraculous."  Typescript with handwritten revisions, of [Jeffrey Meyer's] impressions and page notes concerning the book, 2p.

Exhibit catalogue for the Middleton Hall, University of Hull, exhibit of the paintings by Anne Estelle Rice, 1969; postcard reproduction of Rice's portrait of Katherine Mansfield

Photograph of Rebecca West at her home in London, Aug 1977.

Material in reference to Stanislaw Wyspiansky, photocopied from various sources; handwritten notes by Katherine Mansfield, 2p.

Photocopy of 4p from a journal [author unknown] for Jan-Feb 1920.

Photograph of 2 women, with handwritten inscription on verso: "This mystic friend comes over from Swisse every June, here she says her soul is restored--In the Valley where I live she is loved--'she does something to us Madam, I am told!'  Myself and [Sister] Martha Schwarzenback in Zrick.  1974."

   
       
       
2:7 England:  "Notes taken during research trip to England."  Handwritten notes, 6p; photograph of The Elephant, Hampstead.    
2:8 France:  Travel and hotel brochures, photographs, maps, and souvenir postcards from Bandol, Fontainbleau-Avon, Menton, Paris, and Randogne.    
2:9 Germany:  Brochures, poster, postcards, and photographs from Bad W”rishofen.    
2:10 Italy:  Brochure, poster, and photographs from Ospedaletti.    
2:11-12 New Zealand:  Travel brochures, postcards, and maps from Rotorua and Wellington; general guide to New Zealand; Catalogue of New Zealand Pacific and General Books, Smiths Book Shop, 1975.  "Notes taken during research trip to NZ."  Handwritten notes, 26p; carbon copy typescript,  "Summary of my research trip to New Zealand during summer of 1976 on CRCW grant-in-aid," 1p.    
2:13 Switzerland:  Travel brochures and photographs from Baugy, Montana, and Sierre.    
       
2:14 Typed and handwritten general notes which include topics such as Rhythm; "Mother and Daughter," by D. H. Lawrence; Memories of  Katherine Mansfield  by LM; Les Innocents by Francis Carco; The World in the Evening by Christopher Isherwood; Elizabeth and Her Country Garden by Elizabeth von Arnim; 11p.     
       
2:15

Typed list, with handwritten revisions, of addresses of individuals to be interviewed or queried, 2p.

Typed list of individuals and the dates on which they are to be interviewed, 1p.

Typed lists of questions for Dorothy Brett.

Typed interview notes for David Drey, A. S. Frere, David Garnett, Ruth Herrick, Lady Huxley, Frank Lea, Colin Murry, Mary Murry, and Richard Murry.

Typed list of questions for Mrs. [Jeanne Beauchamp] Renshaw.

Typed interview notes for Dorothy Richards, Frank Swinnerton, Oliver Trowell, Julian Vinogradoff, and Montague Weekly.

Typed list of other Katherine Mansfield researchers, addresses and current/recent works about Katherine Mansfield.

   
       
2:16 "Chapter 1: Childhood."  Handwritten draft and chapter notes, with handwritten revisions, 18p.
2:17 "Chapter 2: Queen's College."  Handwritten draft and chapter notes, with handwritten revisions and text taped in, 10p.    
2:18 "Chapter 3: Return to New Zealand, 1907-1908."  Handwriten draft and chapter notes, with handwritten revisions, 27p.    
2:19 "Chapter 4: Disorder and Early Sorrow, 1908-1909."  Handwritten draft and chapter notes, with handwritten revisions and text taped in, 28p.    
3:1 "Chapter 5: The New Age, 1910-1911."  Handwritten draft and chapter notes, with handwritten revisions and text taped in, 14p.    
3:2 "Chapter 6: John Middleton Murry."  Handwritten draft and chapter notes, with handwritten revisions, 37p.    
3:3 "D. H. Lawrence, Katherine Mansfield and Women in Love."   Photocopy of a typed essay used as chapter 8, with handwritten revisions, additional text and chapter notes, 29p.    
3:4 "Chapter 9: Koteliansky and Carco, 1913-1915."  Handwritten draft and chapter notes, with handwritten revisions, 25p.    
3:5 "Chapter 10: Leslie, Brett and Bandol, 1915-1916."  Handwritten draft and chapter notes, 20p.    
3:6 "Chapter 11: Garington and Bloomsbury, 1916-1917 (age 27-28)."  Handwritten draft and chapter notes, with handwritten revisions, 25p.    
3:7 "Chapter 12: Chelsea and Return to Bandol, 1916-1918 (age 27-29)."  Handwritten and typed chapter notes, with handwritten revisions and text taped in, 33p.    
       
4:1

"Chapter 13: Tuberculosis, 1918-1923 (age 29-34)."  Handwritten draft and chapter notes, with handwritten revisions, 30p.

"Chapter 15: Ospedaletti and Menton, 1919-1921 (age 31-32)."  Handwritten draft and chapter notes, with handwritten revisions, 48p.

"Chapter 16: Switzerland and Paris, 1921-1922 (age 32-33)."  Handwritten draft and chapter notes, with handwritten revisions, 32p.

"Chapter 17: Gurdjieff, 1922-1923 (age 34)."  Handwritten draft and chapter notes, with handwritten revisions, 30p.

   
       
4:2

"1st typescript."  Typed draft, with handwritten revisions and text taped in; pi-vii (list of illustrations, acknowledgments, and select bibliography), chapter 1-6.

Chapter 7-8.

Chapter 12.

Chapter 13-18.

Typed and carbon copy typed draft Table of Contents and draft fragments of additions and revisions to text, with handwritten revisions and text taped in, 105p.

   
       
4:3 Photocopies of draft fragments (marked as 2nd revisions) of additional revisions to text and chapter notes, with handwritten revisions and text taped in, 30p.    
4:4 Typed and photocopies of typed commentaries by [readers for Hamish Hamilton] on the Meyers biography, 14p.    
4:5 Carbon copy typed list of additions and corrections to text by page and line, with handwritten revisions and notations, 7p; carbon copy typed list of revisions by page and line, with handwritten notations, 4p.    
4:6 Carbon copy typed draft list of unpublished Mansfield passages for permission to quote, 6p.    
4:7 Handwritten list of photographic illustrations, 2p, with typed list of captions and sources, 2p.    
       
4:8 Photo-negative of Arnold, Dolly, and Garnet Trowell.  Wellington, 1901.

Photograph of Katherine Mansfield (i.e. Kathleen Beauchamp).  16 Mar 1903.

Photo-negative of Katherine, Vera, Charlotte, and Belle Dyer at Queen's College, London.  circa 1906.

Photocopy reproduction of a Max Beerbohm caricature of Sydney Schiff.  1925.

2 contact sheets of photographs, some of which are to be used as illustrations.

   
       
4:9

"Additional Mansfield Bibliography."  Typed and handwritten list of works about Katherine Mansfield, 2p; typed draft list of works by Katherine Mansfield, 2p; carbon copy typed and handwritten list of works by Meyers about Katherine Mansfield, 1p.

"Mansfield bibliography: Reviews."  Typed list with handwritten revisions, 3p.

"Katherine Mansfield chronology."  Typed list with handwritten revisions and additions, 3p.

"The Extant MSS of Katherine Mansfield in Etudes Anglaises (from Margaret Scott)."  Typed list, with handwritten revisions and additions, of Mansfield related items and the institutions at which they are held, 1p.

"Katherine Mansfield's comments on her stories (from Mantz: Crit Bib)."  Typed list with handwritten revisions and text taped in, 2p.

   
       
4:10 Carbon copy typed dust jacket blurb, with handwritten revisions, 1p.    
       
4:11 Typed and photocopied typescript marked as being the 3rd revision, with handwritten revisions and text taped in.  Originally entitled, "The Hard Course of Loving: A Biography of Katherine Mansfield"  pi-vi, Chapter 1-11.    
4:12 Chapter 12-[14].    
4:13 Chapter 15, in 2 versions.    
5:1 Carbon copy typed and photocopied page notes, Chapter 2-16.    
5:2 Carbon copy typed and photocopied typescript marked as "final typescript", with handwritten revisions; pi-viii, Chapter 1-8.    
5:3 Chapter 9-13.    
5:4 Chapter 14-15.    
5:5 Chapter notes (1-16); selected bibliography.    
       
5:6 "Katherine Mansfield: A Critical Survey."   Typescript of tentative table of contents, 1p.    
       
5:7 "Katherine Mansfield, Gurdjieff and Lawrence's 'Mother and Daughter'."  Carbon copy typed essay (for publication in 20th Century Literature) with handwritten revisions, 15p.     
       
5:8 "Katherine Mansfield and John Middleton Murry: Nausicaa and Polypheme."  Photocopy of a typed essay with handwritten revisions, 30p.    
       
5:9 "Katherine Mansfield: The Road to Liberation."  Typed essay with handwritten revisions, 18p.    
       
5:10 "Katherine Mansfield lecture at Queen's College."  Handwritten draft lecture notes, 1p.    
       
5:11 "The Quest for Katherine Mansfield: Genesis of a Biography."  Handwritten draft essay with 1p preliminary notes, 17p; typescript of another version, with handwritten revisions, 23p.    
       
5:12 "Katherine Mansfield's 'To Stanislaw Wyspianski'."  Handwritten draft essay and notes, 6p.    
       
5:13 "Floryan Sobieniowski."  Typed fragment, with handwritten revisions, 5p.    
       
  Miscellaneous    
5:14 Excised pages from book and manuscript dealer catalogues; reproduction of a print of Katherine Mansfield by Mark Luca; unidentified photograph of a painting (inscription on verso reads: "Sing-on-Kee f---/my 1st/Chinese/models").    

 

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