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Guide to the Joseph Conrad Papers, 1897-1958

Abstract

British author, of Bishopsbourne, Kent, England

Letters by Conrad to Sir Sidney Colvin and his wife, Frances, and to Henry Arthur Jones and his daughter, Jennie Doris Arthur Jones Thorne, discussing literary and personal matters, and letters by Conrad concerning literary and business subjects to his publisher, T. Fisher Unwin, and to David S. Meldrum, an advisor to Wm. Blackwood & Sons. There is comment on current events such as the career of Admiral J.R. Jellicoe and the activities of Conrad's son, Borys, in France during World War I, as well as on Conrad's writings, and the works of other authors. Frequently mentioned are Henry James and John Galsworthy. There are also manuscripts by Conrad; an album of photographs, 1860-1890, of Conrad's Polish relatives, and scrapbooks, 6 vols., compiled by Conrad's wife, Jessie George Conrad, with clippings on the writer's visit to the U.S. in 1923; obituaries and tributes following his death, 1924; copies of his last letters and an unfinished manuscript; reviews of "A Handbook of Cookery for a Small House," by Jessie Conrad; the manuscript of "Joseph Conrad as I Knew Him" (1926), by Jessie Conrad; reviews of a biography by G. Jean-Aubrey; articles on the Conrad memorial at Bishopsbourne; and loose materials concerning Conrad and his work.

Descriptive Summary

Repository
David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University
Creator
Conrad, Joseph, 1857-1924.
Title
Joseph Conrad papers 1897-1958
Language of Material
English
Extent
202 Items
Location
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Collection Overview

Letters by Conrad to Sir Sidney Colvin and his wife, Frances, and to Henry Arthur Jones and his daughter, Jennie Doris Arthur Jones Thorne, discussing literary and personal matters, and letters by Conrad concerning literary and business subjects to his publisher, T. Fisher Unwin, and to David S. Meldrum, an advisor to Wm. Blackwood & Sons. There is comment on current events such as the career of Admiral J.R. Jellicoe and the activities of Conrad's son, Borys, in France during World War I, as well as on Conrad's writings, and the works of other authors. Frequently mentioned are Henry James and John Galsworthy.

There are also manuscripts by Conrad; an album of photographs, 1860-1890, of Conrad's Polish relatives, and scrapbooks, 6 vols., compiled by Conrad's wife, Jessie George Conrad, with clippings on the writer's visit to the U.S. in 1923; obituaries and tributes following his death, 1924; copies of his last letters and an unfinished manuscript; reviews of "A Handbook of Cookery for a Small House," by Jessie Conrad; the manuscript of "Joseph Conrad as I Knew Him" (1926), by Jessie Conrad; reviews of a biography by G. Jean-Aubrey; articles on the Conrad memorial at Bishopsbourne; and loose materials concerning Conrad and his work.

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Contents of the Collection

Papers, 1897-1958, undated.
Box 1
Misc Clippings
Box 1
Volumes: Scrapbooks I & II
Box 2
Volumes: Scrapbooks III, IV, V, VI
Box 3
Volumes: Picture Album
Box 4

Historical Note

British author, of Bishopsbourne, Kent, England

Subject Headings

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Joseph Conrad Papers, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University

Provenance

The Joseph Conrad Papers were received by the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library as a gift, 1949-1968.

Processing Information

Processed by Rubenstein Library Staff

Encoded by Abraham Lee, January 2010

Updated to remove outdated locations by Alice Poffinberger, May 2014

Descriptive sources and standards used to create this inventory: DACS, EAD, NCEAD guidelines, and local Style Guide.

This finding aid is NCEAD compliant.