Lilly Library Manuscript Collections

GALSWORTHY MSS.

The Galsworthy mss., 1900-1932, consist of correspondence of John Galsworthy, 1867-1933, novelist, with Edward Garnett, 1868-1937, author. There are a few letters of Galsworthy to Mrs. Constance (Black) Garnett. The draft of Galsworthy's sketch, "The Kings," Aug. 17, 1904, is included in the collection.

The majority of the letters are from Galsworthy and are concerned chiefly with his own work. They contain some criticism of Garnett's writings. The Garnett letters present in the main criticism of Galsworthy's writings. The letters of both men comment on the writings of other authors, among these being Samuel Butler, Joseph Conrad, Gabriele D'Annunzio, Fedor Mikhailovich Dostoevskii, Ford Madox Ford, William Henry Hudson, Rudyard Kipling, David Herbert Lawrence, Harold Alfred Manhood, Edgar Lee Masters, George Bernard Shaw, Il'ia L'vovich Tolstoi, Herbert George Wells, and Henry Williamson.

The following letters from this collection have been printed in Letters from John Galsworthy, 1900-1932, ed. ... by Edward Garnett (London, Jonathan Cape, 1934). Pages on which each letter appears in the book are given in parentheses after the date of the letter.

Letters of Galsworthy to Garnett: Feb. 12 (pp. 31-32), 25 (pp. 33-35); May 10 (pp. 36-37), 11 (p. 39); Sept. 10 (p. 40); Nov. 5 (p. 44), 10 (p. 45), 18 (p. 46), 1902. Apr. 6 (pp. 47-48), [May] (p. 50), Oct. 17 (p. 52), 1903. Feb. 1 (pp. 56-57); May 13 (pp. 61-63), 16 (pp. 64-65), 25 (pp. 66-67); June 1 (pp. 73-78), 2 (pp. 79-80), [6] (pp. 84-86), 14 (pp. 90-91), 26 (pp. 92-93); July 13 (p. 96), 24 (pp. 97-98), 1905. Jan. 6 (pp. 101-103); Feb. 4 (p. 106), 9 (pp. 107-108), 22 (pp. 109-110); Mar. 10 (pp. 114- 115); July (pp. 116-117); Aug. 17 (p. 118), 25 (pp. 119-120); Sept. 30 (p. 122); Sept. (p. 121); Oct. 25 (p. 123), 27 (pp. 124-125); Nov. 3 (p. 126), 1906. Jan. 2 (p. 130), 25 (p. 131); Feb. 10 (p. 132), 17 (pp. 133-135), 20 (p. 136), 24 (pp. 137-138); Mar. 2 (p. 139), 9 (p. 140) [date published as May 3], 16 (p. 143); July 16 (p. 144), 22 (p. 145), 26 (p. 146); Aug. 11 (pp. 147-148) [enclosed is suggested letter to The Censor, G.A. Redford, drafted by Galsworthy] (pp. 149- 151), 15 (pp. 152-153), 19 (p. 154), 30 (p. 155); Oct. 10 (p. 156), 21 (pp. 157-158); Dec. 14 (p. 159), 31 (pp. 160-161), 1907. Feb. 15 (p. 162); May 20 (p. 164); June 6 (p. 165); Sept. 26 (p. 167); Oct. 14 (p. 168), 1908. Feb. 11 (p. 169); June 14 (p. 170), 20 (p. 171); Sept. 7 (pp. 172-173); Dec. 19 (p. 174), 1909. Apr. 24 (p. 177); May 1 (p. 178); Aug. 30 (p. 180); Sept. 1-13 (pp. 181-183), 14 (pp. 184-185) [enclosed criticism of Garnett's The Trial of Jeanne D'Arc] (pp. 186-188), 18 (pp. 189-194), 22 (p. 195), 30 (p. 196); Nov. 5 (pp. 197-198), 13 (pp. 199-200), 27 (p. 201), 1910. Jan. 26 (p. 202); Apr. 24 (p. 203); May 2 (p. 204), 23 (p. 205); Aug. 6 (p. 206-207), 1911. Nov. 15 (p. 208), 29 (p. 209), 1912. Aug. 18 (pp. 210-211); Sept. 26 (pp. 212-213), 1913. Mar. 26 (p. 214), Apr. 5 (p. 217), 13 (pp. 218-219); June 21 (p. 220) [date published as June 14], 1914. Oct. 15 (p. 221), 1915. Feb. 15 (p. 222), 25 (p. 223) [date published as Feb. 26], 28 (p. 224); Mar. 17 (pp. 225-226); Nov. 24 (p. 227), 1916. July 19 (pp. 228-229); Aug. 11 (p. 230); Sept. 10 (p. 231), 1917. Jan. 6 (p. 232); June 6 (pp. 233-234), 1918. Sept. 5 (p. 235), 8 (p. 236), 19 (pp. 237- 238), 1919. Aug. 27 (p. 239); Nov. 20 (p. 240), 1924. Feb. 2 (p. 241); June 14 (p. 242), 1925. Nov. 29 (p. 243), 1926. Feb. 14 (pp. 244-245), 1927. Aug. 8 (p. 246), 1928. Sept. 9 (pp. 248-249); Nov. 11 (p. 250), 12 (p. 251), 1931.

Garnett's letters to Galsworthy: Sept. 25 (pp. 17-20); Oct. 19 (pp. 21-22); Nov. 4 (p. 23), 15 (p. 24), 1900. Feb. 27 (p. 26), Feb. (p. 25); Apr. 3 (p. 27), 21 (pp. 28-29); June 14 (p. 30), 1901. Nov. 3 (pp. 41- 43), 1902. May 21 (p. 49) [date published as May 20]; July (p. 51), 1903. Dec. 22 (pp. 54-55), 1904. May 8 (pp. 58- 60), 27 (pp. 68-72); June 7 (pp. 81-83); July 5 (pp. 94-95), 26 (pp. 99-100), 1905. Jan. 14 (pp. 104-105); Mar. 8 (pp. 111-113); Nov. 4 (pp. 127-129), 1906. May 6 (pp. 141-142), 1907. Jan. 13 (pp. 175-176), 1910. Mar. 26 (pp. 215-216) [date published as Mar. 28], 1914.

Galsworthy's letters to Mrs. Garnett: May 10 (pp. 36-37), 1902. June 14 (pp. 87-89), 1905. July 18 (p. 166), 1908. May 12 (p. 179), 1910.

Collection size: 287 items

Related manuscripts: Galsworthy mss. II

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