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Diary, 1904, 1904-08-01 - 1904-10-10

 File — Box: 1, Folder: 1
Identifier: 94004

Scope and Contents

1 Autograph Manuscript notebook dated circa 08/01/1904 to 10/10/1904, pp. 608 - 688, containing transcribed poems and other literary works, newspaper cuttings, and diary entries. The diary entries comprise a record of correspondence sent and received, book lists, descriptions of daily routines and publishing transactions, observations of his children and wife, and a dream record; these entries are interspersed with postal receipts, book advertisements, postcards, and numerous press cuttings of crime reporting and short notices regarding figures in the publishing business. Of note is a lengthy description (pp. 647, 664 - 667) of a dinner in Anderton's Hotel held in honor of Thomas Werner Laurie on the occasion of his leaving the firm of Fisher Unwin to start his own publishing house; a number of prominent figures of the London publishing scene are described, including his friends G. K. Chesterton and Edward Garnett. Also of note are his transcriptions from the 18th century "Fifteen Plagues of a Maidenhead" with his notes (pp. 608 - 614), and similar transcriptions and evaluations of poetry written under the pseudonym "Marc Antony" by a writer identified as E. G. Bowling (pp. 673 - 685). References to his wife Nora Hopper Chesson, publisher James Milne, writer William Hale White (who wrote under the pseudonym Mark Rutherford), writer M. P. Shiel, Francis Garrison, the book "Told at Twilight" by Nicholas Everitt, his book "Cruikshank", G. K. Chesterton, Thomas Werner Laurie, Thomas Fisher Unwin, Edward Garnett, Arthur Garnett, Sir Charles Dilke, and Lady Emilia Dilke.


  • 1904-08-01 - 1904-10-10

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From the Collection: 1 Linear Feet (2 letter sIze document cases.)

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English

Repository Details

Part of the Georgetown University Manuscripts Repository

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