Identified individuals are represented by a biographical sketch, a list of connections to other signatures, and, in most cases, an artifact from the Ransom Centers collections. Help us identify more signatures by submitting your suggested identification.
This previously unidentified signature was identified as the English publisher Jonathan Cape on the opening day of the exhibition by the University of Texas's own Michael Winship, the Iris Howard Regents Professor of English Literature. Cape's distinctive signature includes a slash at the end of his last name, which worked as a red herring on the minds of the project's curators until Dr. Winship made his suggestion. The identification was confirmed swiftly with a trip to the stacks and a glance at an inscription by Cape in a book. We will select an item from the collections and add a biography of Cape soon.
Two letters from George Bernard Shaw to Jonathan Cape, 1924 and 1927