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Thomas James Wise, 1859-1937
Literary File, Photography Collection

163 items (1 box)

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 Thomas James Wise Literary File consists of 163 items, including portraits of Wise and various other people, such as Joseph Conrad, Harry Buxton Forman, Herbert E. Gorfin, Edmund Gosse, Thomas Hardy, Clement King Shorter, and James Patterson Smart. There are also negatives of correspondence to/from Wise, transparencies in glass covers of frontispieces and portraits, and negatives of articles on literary forgeries from the Symington Collection, Rutgers University. 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This file forms a part of the Literary File Collection, which is comprised of photographs and albums withdrawn from the libraries and/or papers of literary figures, and generally include portraits and images collected by or of those figures.

*Items are located at PH:LF:Wise, T. J., Box, unless otherwise noted.


Item List

Container Accession / P No. Description
* P1, P3, P5 Portraits of Wise as a middle-aged man (three variant poses).
* P7-P8 Photographic reproductions of half-tone prints of portraits of Wise as a middle-aged man.
* P9-P11 Portrait of Wise as a middle-aged man (P11 is a photographic reproduction of a half-tone print of P9-P10).
* P12 Portrait of Wise as an older man.
* P13-P14 Portraits of Wise as a middle-aged man in his library.
* P15-P17 Portrait of Wise as an older man, wearing a cap and gown (3 copies; P17 is signed by Wise).
* P18 Photographic reproduction of a half-tone print made from the portrait of Wise seen in P15-P17.
* P19-P21 Portraits of Wise as an older man with unidentified women.
* P22-P27 Portraits of Joseph Conrad, Herbert E. Gorfin, Harry Buxton Forman, James Patterson Smart, and Clement King Shorter.
*P28 Portrait of Thomas Hardy and Edmund Gosse.
*P30Negative of an unidentified man seated at a desk.
* P31Portrait of two unidentified men.
*P34-P35 Views of Wise's library in Hampstead (P35 is a photographic reproduction of a half-tone print).
* P36A-P36B, P37A-P37B, P38A-P38BColor snapshots and transparencies of three exterior views of Wise's house, Heath Drive, London.
*P43-P46 Photographic reproductions of a letter and a postcard to Wise.
*P73-P112, P113A-P113E Negatives of articles on literary forgeries from the Symington Collection.
*P114 Photographic reproduction of the bookplate of the Ashley Library, 1931.
*P115 Photographic reproduction of Wise's bookplate.
*P117 Photographic reproduction of a half-tone print of a drawing of Wise.
* 980:0093:0001-0004Portraits of John Carter and Graham Pollard.
* 980:0093:0005-0008Images pertaining to Carter and Pollard's research on the Wise forgeries.
* 982:0019:0001Portrait of Wise as a middle-aged man.
*982:0019:0002 Portrait of Herbert Athol Wise (brother of Thomas James Wise) as a middle-aged man.
*982:0019:0003 Photographic postcard of an exterior view of Wise's house, Heath Drive, London.
PH:LF:OV Box, Small P2, P4Enlarged photographic reproductions of half-tone prints of portraits of Wise (P1 and P3 are original prints of the same portraits).
PH:FC-01:DR-04P9, P23, P29, P32-P33, P39-P52, P116-P117, 981:0062:0001-000324 glass negatives (photographic prints P9, P23, P43-P46, and P117 correspond to negatives with these numbers).
PH:FC-15:DR-07 P53-P7220 glass-covered transparencies of frontispieces and portraits.
NV:LF Boxes P1, P3, P6-P7Four nitrate negatives (photographic prints P1, P3, and P7 correspond to negatives with these numbers).


Index of Photographers

Chappuis, P. E. (Paul Emile)--P29
Elliott and Fry (Firm)--P24-P25
Gorfin, Herbert E. (Herbert Edwin), 1877 or 8-1942--P1, P3, P5-P6
Hughes and Mullins--P26
J. Russell & Sons--P12, P15-P17
Swanwick, Peter--P11
Walker, Emery, Sir, 1851-1933--P12, P15-P16
Wrightson, Hay--P27


Thomas James Wise Literary File Finding Aid
(Last modified: 27 June 2007)

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