Lilly Library Manuscript Collections


The Garnett mss. II, 1895-1957, consist primarily of letters from Joseph Conrad, 1857-1924, author, to Edward Garnett, 1869-1937, writer. Materials after 1923 consist of an exchange of letters between Garnett and book dealer Edgar H. Wells about Garnett's copy of The Nigger of the Narcissus in 1925, and a letter from Conrad's son, John Alexander Conrad to Garnett (probably Edward's son David) in 1957 about a Conrad exhibition.

Conrad's letters to Garnett appear in Letters from Joseph Conrad, 1895-1924; edited, with introduction and notes by Edward Garnett, Bloomsbury: Nonesuch Press, 1928 (Lilly PR6005 .O4 Z5 1928e). The American edition of this title was published by Bobbs-Merrill, 1928, and copy 2 in the Lilly has been marked as to which original letters are held by Lilly (Lilly PR6005 .O4 Z5 1928f copy 2).

Two carbon copies of articles are also present: "The Princess and the page." Translation by Joseph Conrad, 6p.; "A sketch of Joseph Conrad's life written by himself in 1900." 2p.

To complete the collection, the eight Conrad to Garnett letters formerly cataloged in the Conrad mss., have been transferred and interfiled in this group.

Collection size: 65 items

Related manuscripts: Garnett mss.

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