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  • Title
    Thomas Sturge Moore Papers
  • Held at
  • Reference
    MS978
  • Date
    1816-1989
  • Creator
    Moore, Thomas Sturge (1870-1944) writer, designer and wood engraverMore Info on Creator
    Moore, Henriette (Riette) Helene Rebecca Sturge (1907-1995) theatre designer and teacherMore Info on Creator
  • Scope and Content
    The material comprises correspondence between Thomas Sturge Moore (TSM) and various members of the Moore, Sturge and Appia families, friends, literary colleagues, including R.C Trevelyan, A.H Fisher, W.B Yeats, Robert Ross, Wyndham Lewis, George Bernard Shaw and Charles Ricketts, publishers and various others; diaries, notebooks and journals; drafts, proofs and published copies of his poems, articles, speeches and lectures; sketches and designs for costumes, book covers and bookplates for both his own work and that of others, most notably W.B Yeats; personal and family papers and photographs. Also included are copies of correspondence between the artist Charles Ricketts and friends, colleagues and various others; copies of his journals and diaries; material relating to his work and art collection; draft notes for a biography of Ricketts by Ursula Bridge and personal papers of the artist Charles Shannon.
  • Conditions of access
    Open, but access to some archive collections may be restricted under the Freedom of Information Act or the Data Protection Act and some files may be closed. Please contact Special Collections for details. 24 hours notice is required for research visits.
  • Exent
    79 boxes, 2 outsize boxes and 1 roll
  • Language
    English, French, German, Italian, Latin, Flemish
  • System of Arrangement
    The collection is arranged into the following series:MS978/1 Correspondence.MS978/2 Written Work.MS978/3 Art Work.MS978/4 Notebooks, Diaries and Loose Notes.MS978/5 Personal and Business Papers.MS978/6 Literary Figures and Societies.MS978/7 Charles Ricketts and Charles Shannon.
  • Finding aids
    Catalogued online (click on the "contains" icon below) and a handlist is held in the Special Collections reading room. A pdf version of the handlist is attached to this description.
  • Related files
  • Related
    Senate House Library also holds other Sturge Moore papers and Sturge Moore family papers (MS1159, MS1223). The British Library holds correspondence with Sir Sydney Carlyle Cockerell, 1915-1941, (Ref: Add MS 52737); letters to Katherine Harris Bradley, under her pseudonym of Michael Field, 1901-1911, (Ref: Add MS 45856); correspondence with Macmillans, 1904-1943, (Ref: Add MS55000); correspondence with Shri Purohita Svami, 1931-1932, (Ref: Add MS 45732); correspondence with Charles Ricketts and Charles Shannon, 1899-1930, (Ref: Add MS 45732) and correspondence with the Society of Authors, 1926-1940, (Ref: Add MSS 63306). Reading University Library has correspondence, mainly with John Gawsworth, 1937-1944, (Ref: MS 165). Cambridge University Library contains letters to George Edward Moore, 1892-1940, (Ref: Add 8330) and Trinity College Library, Cambridge, holds letters to R.C Trevelyan, 1899-1939. The Royal Society of Literature holds letters from Sturge Moore to the Society, 1911-1942.
  • Level of description
    fonds
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