Scope and arrangement
Papers chiefly concern the publication of George Bernard Shaw's "The War Indemnities" by the American Mercury. The story had originally been submitted to Pearson's Magazine, but was discarded after the departure of editor Frank Harris. Correspondence is largely between Shaw or his representatives and American author and editor George S. Hellman. The collection contains two typescript drafts of the story emended by Shaw, one typescript copy emended by Hellman, and an annotated author's proof from the American Mercury. Also included are an unrelated clippings, a photograph of Shaw, and a postcard from Shaw to Savoy Theater managers Harley Granville-Barker and J. E. Vedrenne.