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Stephen Haweis papers, 1860-1969

Summary Information

At a Glance

Call No.: MS#0566
Bib ID 4078458 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Haweis, Stephen, 1878-1969
Title Stephen Haweis papers, 1860-1969
Physical Description 5 linear feet (15 boxes; 4 oversize folders)
Language(s) English .
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Arrangement

Arrangement

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)

Description

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

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Restrictions on Access

You will need to make an appointment in advance to use this collection material in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room. You can schedule an appointment once you've submitted your request through your Special Collections Research Account.

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.

Preferred Citation

Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Stephen Haweis papers; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.

Accruals

Materials may have been added to the collection since this finding aid was prepared. Contact rbml@columbia.edu for more information.

Alternate Form Available

Haweis' memoirs (28 p. bound volume) are on: microfilm. MN#94-2033-6.

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

Processing Information

Processed PL 12/19/1988.

Microfilm of memoir, 8 p Processed HR 10/04/1994.

5 oil paintings Processed HR 02/21/1996.

Revision Description

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.

Subject Headings

The subject headings listed below are found in this collection. Links below allow searches at Columbia University through the Archival Collections Portal and through CLIO, the catalog for Columbia University Libraries, as well as ArchiveGRID, a catalog that allows users to search the holdings of multiple research libraries and archives.

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Genre/Form

Heading "CUL Archives:"
"Portal"
"CUL Collections:"
"CLIO"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
"ArchivedGRID"
Albums (books) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Articles Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Biographies (literary works) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Diaries Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Memoirs Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Microfilms Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Notebooks Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Novels Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Paintings (visual works) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Photographs Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Plays (performing arts compositions) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Poems Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Sketches Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

Subject

Heading "CUL Archives:"
"Portal"
"CUL Collections:"
"CLIO"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
"ArchivedGRID"
Artists Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Authors, English Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Brittain, Vera, 1893-1970 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Bynner, Witter, 1881-1968 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Craig, Edward Gordon, 1872-1966 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Darrow, Clarence, 1857-1938 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Ellis, Havelock, 1859-1939 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
John, Augustus, 1878-1961 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Journalists Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Painters Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Painters -- England -- Dominica -- 20th century Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Pankhurst, Emmeline, 1858-1928 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Photographers Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Steichen, Edward, 1879-1973 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Stein, Gertrude, 1874-1946 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Swinburne, Algernon Charles, 1837-1909 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Thorndike, Sybil, Dame, 1882-1976 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Waugh, Alec, 1898-1981 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Wells, H. G. (Herbert George), 1866-1946 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

History / Biographical Note

Biographical sketch

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.

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Series I: Cataloged Series


Subseries I.1: Correspondence



Box 1 Barnes, Sir Kenneth Ralph, 1878-


Box 1 Beebe, William


Box 1 Brittain, Vera, 1893-1970


Box 1 Carlton, John Dudley, 1908-


Box 1 Caroe, William Douglas, 1857-1938


Box 1 Craig, Edward Gordon, 1872


Box 1 Darrow, Clarence, 1875-1938


Box 1 Ellis, Alexander John


Box 1 Ellis, Havelock


Box 1 Galton, Francis, 1822-1911


Box 1 Geddes, Sir Patrick


Box 1 Gogh-Bonger, Johanna van, 1862-1925


Box 1 Haweis, Hugh Reginald, 1838-1901


Box 1 Hawkins, Edwards Comerford


Box 1 Hind, Charles Lewis, 1862-1927


Box 1 Hitchens, Ivon


Box 1 Hodge, W. H. (Walter Henricks), 1912-


Box 1 Huxley, Elspeth Joscelin, 1907


Box 1 John, Augustus Edwin


Box 1 Johnston, Sir Reginald Fleming, 1874-1938


Box 1 Kelly, Sir Gerald Festus, 1879-1972


Box 1 Konody, P. G.


Box 1 Lavery, John, 1856-1941


Box 1 Le Braz, Anatole


Box 1 Mann, William M.


Box 1 Pankhurst, Emmeline, 1858-1928


Box 1 Sandwich, George Charles Montagu, 9th Earl of, 1874-


Box 1 Sanger, Margaret, 1879-1966


Box 1 Seifriz, William 1888-


Box 1 Somerset, Lady Isabella Caroline, 1851-1921


Box 1 Steichen, Edward


Box 1 Stein, Gertrude


Box 1 Swinburne, Algernon Charles


Box 1 Taylor, Fred, 1875-1963


Box 1 Thorndike, Sybil


Box 1 Waugh, Alec, 1898-


Box 1 Wells, Herbert George, 1866-1946


Subseries I.2: Manuscripts


Box 1 Bynner, Witter, 1881-1968


Box 1 Warner, Charles, 1846-1909


Subseries I.3: Photographs and Art


Box 1 Craig, Edwrad Gordon, 1872-


Box 1 Joy, Thomas Musgrave, 1812-1866

Series II: Arranged Series


Subseries II.1: Correspondence



Box 2 Chipman, Renee


Box 2 Haweis, Lionel


Box 2 Haweis, Mary Eliza


Box 2 Haweis, Stephen


Box 2 Paynter, Thomas


Box 2 Roosevelt, John E.


Box 2 Torrey, Margaret E.


Box 2 A-Z, 21 folders


Subseries II.2: Manuscripts



Box 3 Haweis, Hugh Reginald. Ink presses


Box 3 Haweis, Hugh Reginald Notes


Box 3 Haweis, Lionel Story of Deed of Gift


Box 3 Haweis, Mary Eliza Chaucer Calendar

On Microfilm: MN# 2001-3108-1


Box 3 Haweis, Mary Eliza Diary

On Microfilm: MN#2001-3108-1


Box 3 Haweis, Mary Eliza Fragments

On Microfilm: MN#2001-3108-1


Box 3 Haweis, Stephen Address book


Box 3 Haweis, Stephen Memoir, 1 volume, 3 folders.


Box 3 Haweis, Stephen Notes for his Will



Box 10 Mss Fragments, 2 folders


Box 10 Howe, Bea List of people painted by Thomas Musgrave Joy

[With article.]


Box 10 Paynter, Thomas [Paynter] family pedigree


Box 10 Roosevelt, Mrs. John Story of the Stephen Haweis materials


Subseries II.3: Fiction



Box 4 Short stories, 4 folders


Box 4 Albut and the Old Man, 2 folders


Box 4 The Archer of Living Eden


Box 4 From Kalymnos He Came

[Box 5]



Box 5 A Great Lady, 2 folders


Box 5 Love Letters to Dead Ladies


Box 5 Roseau in Dominica


Box 5 The Satyr, 2 folders


Box 5 The Scented East, 2 folders


Box 5 The Secret Island

[Box 6]



Box 6 That Foolish Game


Box 6 Treasure Trove, 3 folders


Subseries II.4: Non-fiction


Box 6 Bimonadism


Box 6 The Daphne Affair


Box 6 David Without Devotion


Box 6 Death and All That, 3 volumes


Box 6 Ezra Did It


Box 6 Freedom on Quick Sand, 2 volumes


Box 6 The Future and Imagination

[Box 7]



Box 7 Men and Women and Mortality and Morality


Box 7 Mount Joy, 5 folders


Box 7 The Natural Way to Draw

[Box 8]



Box 8 Spoilt Child: the Story of Hugh Reginald Haweis, 2 folders


Box 8 The Thirteenth Disciple


Subseries II.5: Notebooks


Box 8 Notebooks, 1946-48


Box 8 Notebooks, ca. l948


Box 8 Notebooks, ca. 1949


Box 8 Notebooks, ca. 1950-67

[Box 9]



Box 9 Notebooks, ca. 1952-65


Box 9 Notebooks, ca. 1963


Box 9 Notebooks, ca. 1964


Box 9 Notebooks, ca. 1967


Box 9 Notebooks, ca. 1967-69


Box 9 Notebooks, ca. 1968, 3 folders


Subseries II.6: Plays


Box 9 Because I love You


Box 9 Clockwise


Box 9 A House Set in Disorder


Box 9 Pegs


Box 9 They Hated Their Parents


Box 9 The Three Hairs


Box 9 [Untitled]


Subseries II.7: Poems



Box 10 Miscellaneous poems by Stephen Haweis, 6 folders


Box 10 Poetry notebooks, 13 volumes


Subseries II.8: Documents



Box 11 Haweis, Stephen Patent for a musical instrument


Box 11 Mrs. Stephens Statement by re Hugh Reginald Haweis


Subseries II.9: Photographs


Box 11 Photograph albums, 6 volumes


Box 11 Photographs (loose)


Subseries II.10: Objects


Box 11 Joy ,Thomas William Musgrave. Shell and hair


Subseries II.11: Printed Materials



Box 12 Books by Stephen, his father, and his mother; exhibition; exhibition catalogs; clippings; and The Arbiter of Elegance by Bea Howe, the biography of his mother



Box 13 Books by Stephen, his father, and his mother; exhibition; exhibition catalogs; clippings; and The Arbiter of Elegance by Bea Howe, the biography of his mother


Subseries II.12: Artwork



Flat Box 301 Haweis, Stephen Various pieces of original art (With an 11 page inventory by Margaret E Torrey), ca. 200 items

[Oversize boxes shelved with collection]