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Series I: Cataloged Series
Series II: Arranged Series
At a Glance
This collection is arranged into 2 series.
Cataloged correspondence, manuscripts, photographs, and artwork (Box 1); Arranged correspondence (Box 2); Arranged manuscripts (Boxes 3-10); Arranged documents, photographs, and objects (Box 11); Printed materials (Boxes 12-13); Artwork by Stephen Haweis (Box 14, 15, oversize folders)
Scope and Content
Correspondence, manuscripts, documents, photographs, artwork, objects, and printed material. Included among the list of 37 cataloged correspondents are: Vera Brittain, Edward Gordon Craig, Clarence Darrow, Havelock Ellis, Augustus John, Emmeline Pankhurst, Edward Steichen, Gertrude Stein, Algernon Charles Swinburne, Sybil Thorndike, Alec Waugh, and H. G. Wells. The cataloged manuscripts include a poem by Witter Bynner entitled "Hay Wagon." There is a large selection of Stephen's writings (poetry, novels, plays, articles, biographies, memoirs) including drafts of a proposed biography of his father, a bound volume of his own memoirs, numerous notebooks, and "Mount Joy," a description of life on Dominica. His photographs and paintings are well represented, with 6 albums of photographs and 2 boxes & 1 folder of approximately 200 paintings and sketches. The printed material includes works by Stephen, his father and his mother.
Using the Collection
Rare Book and Manuscript Library
Restrictions on Access
This collection has no restrictions.
This collection is located on-site.
Terms Governing Use and Reproduction
Readers must use microfilm of materials specified above.
Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. The RBML maintains ownership of the physical material only. Copyright remains with the creator and his/her heirs. The responsibility to secure copyright permission rests with the patron.
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Stephen Haweis papers; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.
Alternate Form Available
Haweis' memoirs (28 p. bound volume) are on: microfilm.
Ownership and Custodial History
Gift of the Estate of Mrs. Philip J. Roosevelt, 1988.
Gift of Mrs. John Roosevelt, 1994.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Source of acquisition--Roosevelt, Mrs. Philip J. Method of acquisition--Gift of the Estate; Date of acquisition--07/20/1988. Accession number--M-88-07-20.
Microfilm of memoir, 8 p: Method of acquisition--Added; Date of acquisition--09/--/1994. Accession number--94-09.
5 oil paintings: Source of acquisition--Roosevelt, Mrs John. Method of acquisition--Gift; Date of acquisition--08/--/1994. Accession number--M-94-8.
About the Finding Aid / Processing Information
Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library
Processed PL 12/19/1988.
Microfilm of memoir, 8 p Processed HR 10/04/1994.
5 oil paintings Processed HR 02/21/1996.
2010-02-11 Legacy finding aid created from Pro Cite.
2019-05-20 EAD was imported spring 2019 as part of the ArchivesSpace Phase II migration.
History / Biographical Note
Stephen Haweis (1878-1969), youngest son of the Reverend Hugh Reginald and Mary Eliza Haweis, a socially prominent couple in late Victorian London who entertained at their house in Cheyne Walk (previously owned by Dante Gabrielle Rossetti). Stephen studied art in Paris with Alphonse Mucha and Eugene Carrière. After becoming interested in photography, Stephen met Rodin and subsequently photographed many of the sculptor's pieces. In 1903 he married the poet Mina Loy (they were divorced in 1917). After losing much of his inheritance in the stock market crash of 1929, Stephen moved to the West Indian island of Dominica, where he studied and painted tropical fish, wrote for local newspapers, and worked on a variety of writing projects till his death.