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W. Somerset Maugham, 1874-1965
Literary File, Photography Collection

229 items (3 boxes)

Acquisition: Internal transfers
Access: Open for research
Processed by: Susan McClellan, 2006
RLIN Record ID: None


Table of Contents

Scope and Contents
Item List
Index of Photographers

Scope and Contents

The W. Somerset Maugham Literary File consists of 229 items, most of which depict Maugham throughout his life, both alone and with various people. Also included are interior and exterior views of his home. An index at the end of this guide lists photographers whose work is featured in this file. Further descriptions of some items are available in a card catalog in the repository.

This file forms a part of the Literary File Collection, which is comprised of photographs and albums withdrawn from the libraries and/or papers of literary figures, and generally include portraits and images collected by or of those figures.


Item List

Container Accession / P No. Description
PH:LF:Maugham, W. S., Box 1 P1-P8, P9A-P9D, P10-P25, P26A-P26B, P27, P28A-P28B, P29-P34 Images of Maugham from childhood to circa 1940.
PH:LF:Maugham, W. S., Box 2 P35-P62, P62A, P63-P100, P101A-P101E, P102-P116 Chiefly images of Maugham after World War II.
PH:LF:Maugham, W. S., Box 3 P117-P121, P122A-P122B, P123-P126, P127A-P127E, P128-P129, P131-P148, P149A-P149C, P150-P152, P153A-P153C, P154, P155A-P155B, P156, P157A-P157C, P159A-P159C, P160-P188, P194; 980:0104:0001; 980:0105:0001Chiefly images of Maugham alone and with others, as well as interior and exterior views of his home (P170-P188).
PH:LF:OV Box, Small P130A-P130C Images of Maugham at game of whist with three unidentified men.
PH:OV:064P189-P193 Portraits of Maugham.
PH:LF:Albums:Maugham, W. S. 957:0090:0001-0008 [was P158]Album, inscribed on first page: "Souvenir / of / The Explorer / Penelope / Mrs. Dot," containing 8 photographic postcards of scenes and characters from the three above noted plays; all postcards are autographed.


Index of Photographers

Acme Newspictures--P34, P43, P54-P55, P62, P104-P105, P111
Ballarin, Gerhard--P122A-P122B
Bauer, Jerry--P87
Bown, Jane--P126
Central Press Photo Ltd.--P149A
Chappelow, Allan--P75-P76
Daily mail (London, England)--P121
Dieuzaide, Jean--P106-P110
Dorvyne--P128, P169
Dover Street Studios--957:0090:0006-0008
Duraud, Lionel--P81
Fein, Nat--P56, P118
Foulsham & Banfield--957:0090:0001-0005
Gerson, Mark--P161-P168
Goodchild, photographer--P33, P65
Greenhaus, Ben--P64, P119-P120
Haupt, Roland--P60
Jerome, Ltd.--P123
Library of Congress--P114-P116
Life magazine--P147
Lyon, Fred--P129
Lyons, Islay, 1922- --P84-P86, P97, P151
MacDonald, Pirie, 1867-1942--980:0104:0001
Maruzen--P153A
McKeown, Michael, photographer--P130A-P130C
Mendelssohn, H. S.--P3
Nolan, Herbert K.--P127A-P127E
Paramount Pictures Corporation--P57, P132
Paul-Louis--P44, P73-P74
Photo Sauser--P102
Photopress--P4
Quinn, Edward--P45-P53
Rank Organisation--P69
Rhys-Dorvyne--P128, P169
Ross-Mackenzie, Ken--P61
Rotary Photographic Co. Ltd.--957:0090:0001-0005
Scottish Studios and Engravers Ltd.--P160
Sherman, Editta--P32
Turner, Lawrence--P35
Vaccaro, Michael A.--P189-P193
Van Vechten, Carl, 1880-1964--P9A-P9D, P103, P124
Wide World Photos, Inc.--P27, P70-P71, P77-P80, P117


W. Somerset Maugham Literary File Finding Aid
(Last modified: 21 June 2007)

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