Lilly Library Manuscript Collections


The Farjeon mss., 1918-1939, consist primarily of correspondence between English author Eleanor Farjeon, 1881- 1965, and her publisher Joseph Malaby Dent, founder of J.M. Dent and Sons, concerning the publication of her books Singing Games for Children, The Soul of Kol Nikon, Gypsy and Ginger, and Martin Pippin in the Apple-Orchard. Also present is an exchange between Dent and Farjeon's brother Harry regarding a book of "rounds" or songs on which Harry and Eleanor collaborated. A correspondence file, 1938-1939, chiefly between Eleanor's second brother Herbert and Dent's successor E. F. Bozman regarding Herbert's Nine Sharp and Earlier completes the collection.

Correspondents include Ernest Franklin Bozman, Mabel Colebrooke Carey, Joseph Malaby Dent, Eleanor Farjeon, Harry Farjeon, Herbert Farjeon, John Charles Heywood Hadfield, and William George Taylor.

Collection size: 208 items

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