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W. Somerset Maugham:

An Inventory of His Collection at the Harry Ransom Center

Creator: Maugham, W. Somerset (William Somerset), 1874-1965
Title: W. Somerset Maugham Collection
Dates: 1899-1965, undated
Extent: 20 document boxes, 2 card boxes, 1 oversize box (10.63 linear feet), 8 galley folders (gf), 1 oversize folder (osf)
Abstract: Contains manuscripts and correspondence by the English novelist, playwright, and short story author W. Somerset Maugham. Works include his early novel, The Merry-go-Round (1904), and other seminal works such as Cakes and Ale (1930) and The Moon and Sixpence (1919). Maugham's letters to Barbara Back, Reginald Golding Bright, Paul Dottin, Charles Frohman, various family members (including nephew Robin Maugham), Karl Graham Pfeiffer, James B. Pinker, and Gladys Bronwyn Stern predominate. Also present is extensive research material and correspondence gathered by Maugham bibliographer Klaus W. Jonas.
Call Number: Manuscript Collection MS-2725
Language: English with some Danish, Finnish, French, German, Italian, Norwegian, Polish, Spanish, and Swedish
Access: Open for research

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Processed by: Joan Sibley and Apryl Voskamp, 2016 Note: This finding aid replicates and replaces information previously available only in a card catalog. Please see the explanatory note at the end of this finding aid for information regarding the arrangement of the manuscripts as well as the abbreviations commonly used in descriptions.

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