Finding Number (Click this to view full catalogue structure)JGLAdd
TitleJohn Galsworthy Letters Additional Collection
Extent195 items
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DescriptionAn artificial collection created by the Cadbury Research Library: Special Collections department comprising of letters from John Galsworthy and Ada Galsworthy to various friends and colleagues.
ArrangementThe letters are listed in order of acquisition.
Access ConditionsAccess to all registered researchers.
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Access StatusOpen
Administrative HistoryJohn Galsworthy, 1867-1933, playwright and novelist; educated at Harrow and New College, Oxford; called to bar (Lincoln's Inn), 1890; published early novels under pseudonym John Sinjohn; The Man of Property, 1906; began the Forsyte Saga sequence (published collectively in 1922) in which he wrote with an exact and not unsympathetic observation of Victorian upper-class commercial society, continuing the story of its supersession by a more easy-going generation in the trilogy A Modern Comedy, 1929; his remarkably successful plays including The Silver Box, 1906, Justice, 1910; and The Skin Game, 1920, state a theme with great simplicity of construction and dialogue; Nobel Prize for Literature, 1932.

Reference: The Concise Dictionary of National Biography Part II 1901-1950 (Oxford, 1967).
AcquisitionThis collection was acquired over a long period of time from various sources beginning in 1964.
CopiesMany of the papers within the collection are photocopies of originals.
Related MaterialCadbury Research Library also holds the John Galsworthy Papers, reference: JG(II). A substantial part of the initial deposit of the Galsworthy Papers was sold by Sotheby in 1979 at the direction of the Galsworthy Trust. The papers are now housed at Forbes Magazine, Forbes Building, 60 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10011. The manuscript of Galsworthy's famous novel The Forsyte Saga was donated to the library of the British Museum (now the British Library) by Galsworthy himself during his lifetime.


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