Scope and arrangement
This is a synthetic collection consisting of manuscripts and typescripts, correspondence by and about the author, a notebook for 1901-1902, legal documents, and portraits. The collection includes holographs and typescripts of essays, articles, poems, obituaries, criticism, notes toward works, plays, synopses, lectures, and translations of poems and plays. The collection contains correspondence from the author, dating from 1908 to 1939, to Richard Aldington, Henry Seidel Canby, Ivy Clegg, Anne Fremantle, Lady Gregory, Sir Edward Howard Marsh, his daughter Ann Wolfe, his wife Jessie Chalmer Graham Wolfe, James B. Pinker and Son, and others. It also contains letters relating to the author, dating from 1920 to 1944, between various correspondents including Gordon Bottomley, Lee Keedick, Leon M. Lion, Edward John Thompson, Ann Wolfe, Jessie Chalmers Graham Wolfe, and others. There are letters to Wolfe from Amalgamated Press (London), Rita Atkinson, Ernest Benn Ltd., the publishers Adam & Charles Black, B. H. Blackwell, Ltd., Thornton Butterworth Ltd., the Carnegie Endowment, Cassell & Co., Chapman and Hall, Richard Church, Cresset Press, Monica Curtis, Daily Sketch (London), J. M. Dent & Sons, East Moors Players (Cardiff), Encyclopedia Britannica, Eyre & Spottiswoode, Heathcote William Garrod, James Louis Garvin, Victor Gollancz, Ltd., Barbara Gould, Gerald Gould, Robert Graves, British Broadcasting Corp., William Heinemann, Ltd., Thomas Jeeves Horder, Hulton Press, Storm Jameson, Daniel Lawrence Kelleher, A. A. Knopf, Inc., John Lane, Edward Charles Lascelles, Leon M. Lion, London Film Productions, Bohun Lynch, Sylvia Lynd, Rose Macaulay, Macmillan & Co. (London), Methuen & Co., Gilbert Miller, Humphrey Cotton Minchin, Rubeigh James Minney, Alida Klementaski Monro, George Moore, Charles Morgan, Thomas Moult; Nicholson, Ivor & Watson, Ltd., Oxford University Press, the literary agent, A. D. Peters; J. B. Pond Llyceum Bureau, Naomi Gwladys Royde-Smith, Albert Daniel Rutherston, Harold Shaylor, Ltd., Edward John Thompson, Hilda Vaughan, Sylvia Townsend Warner, James Raye Wells, and others, dating from 1901 to 1939.
The Humbert Wolfe collection of papers are arranged in four series: