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   William Morris Colles Papers, 1888-1928.

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Identification of specific item; Date (if known); William Morris Colles Papers; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.

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Summary Information

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Call No.:MS#0246
Bib ID:4078626 View CLIO record
Creator(s):Colles, William Morris, 1855-1926.
Title:William Morris Colles Papers, 1888-1928.
Physical description:2.5 linear ft (6 document boxes)
Language(s):In English
Access: This collection is located on-site. This collection has no restrictions.  More information »



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Scope and Content

Files dealing with publishers, the editing of manuscripts, serial rights, copyright, translation rights, financial accounts, and the like. Among the correspondents are A.P. Graves, Thomas Hardy, Frederick T. Jane, W.E. Norris, Alfred Ollivant, John Pendleton, William H. Rideing, Hall Caine, Prince Peter Kropotkin, Mrs. Belloc Lowndes, Douglas Sladden, and Mrs. Humphrey Ward.

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Using the Collection


Access Restrictions

This collection is located on-site.

This collection has no restrictions.

Restrictions on Use

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); William Morris Colles Papers; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.

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About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries. Rare Book and Manuscript Library; machine readable finding aid created by Columbia University Libraries Digital Library Program Division

Processing Information

Letters Cataloged 05/04/1989 Christina Hilton Fenn

Letters Cataloged 12/22/1992 HR

Letters Cataloged 12/22/1992 HR

Letters Cataloged 12/22/1992 HR

Letters Cataloged 12/22/1992 HR

Letters Cataloged 12/22/1992 HR

Letters Cataloged 12/22/1992 HR

Letters Cataloged 12/22/1992 HR

J.S. Fletcher letters Cataloged 12/22/1992 HR

A.E.W. Mason letters Cataloged 12/22/1992 HR

F.B. Young letters Cataloged 12/22/1992 HR

Letters Cataloged 12/22/1992 HR

13 letters from various authors Cataloged 03/28/1994 HR

Eden Philpotts letter Cataloged 03/28/1994 HR

T. Hardy, H. Caine, & E.F. Benson letters Cataloged 12/16/1994 HR

2 letters: E. Phillpotts & J./ Buchan Cataloged 04/04/1995 HR

1 letter from Hall Caine Cataloged 10/21/1996 HR

3 Lloyd Osbourne & 1 Alfred Sharpe letters Cataloged 10/29/1996 HR

Edna Lyall letter Cataloged 12/03/1906 HR

William Watson letter Cataloged 12/09/1996 HR

22 letters from various authors Cataloged 09/16/1997 HR

Alec Waugh letter Cataloged 09/16/1997 HR

11 letters by T. Hardy, J. Payn & W. Watson Cataloged 10/01/1998 HR

2 a.l.s. of E. Phillpotts & 1 a.p.c.s. of A. Symons Cataloged 01/13/2000 HR

9 letters to William Morris Colles Processed 10/15/2013 Adrien Hilton

Machine readable finding aid generated from MARC-AMC source via XSLT conversion July 7, 2009 Finding aid written in English.
    2013-10-16 xml document instance created by Adrien Hilton

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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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Bills (financial).PortalCLIOArchiveGRID


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Alec-Tweedie, Mrs. (Ethel), d. 1940.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Allingham, Helen Paterson, 1848-1926.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Ambient, Mark, 1860-1937.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Anstey, F., 1856-1934.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Arnold, Thomas Walker, Sir, 1864-1930.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Authors and publishers--England.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Authors' Syndicate, Ltd.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Authors, English--19th century.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Authors, English--20th century.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
À Beckett, Arthur William, 1844-1909.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Beauchamp, William Lygon, Earl, 1872-1938.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Belloc, Hilaire, 1870-1953.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Bennett, Arnold, 1867-1931.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Benson, E. F. (Edward Frederic), 1867-1940.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Bensusan, S. L. (Samuel Levy), 1872-1958.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Besant, Walter, Sir, 1836-1901.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Blackwood, Algernon, 1869-1951.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Blatchford, Robert, 1851-1943.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Bryce, James Bryce, Viscount, 1838-1922.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Buchan, John, 1875-1940.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Burlingame, Edward L. (Edward Livermore), 1848-1922.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Buxton, Sydney, 1853-1934.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Caine, Hall, Sir, 1853-1931.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Colvin, Sidney, Sir, 1845-1927.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Cope di Valromita, James Biddle, Baron, b. 1852?PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Corbett, Julian Stafford, Sir, 1854-1922.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Courtney, W. L. (William Leonard), 1850-1928.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Cox, Harold.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Crawford, F. Marion (Francis Marion), 1854-1909.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Crawfurd, Oswald, 1834-1909.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Cripps, C. A. (Charles Alfred), Baron Parmoor, 1852-1941.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Cross, Wilbur L. (Wilbur Lucius), 1862-1948.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Daryl, Sidney, 1844-1914.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Dibdin, Lewis T. (Lewis Tonna), Sir, 1852-1938.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Dixon, Ella Hepworth.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Ellis, Havelock, Mrs., 1861-1916.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
English literature--19th century.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
English literature--20th century.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Fenn, George Manville, 1831-1909.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Fletcher, J. S. (Joseph Smith), 1863-1935.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Freshfield, Douglas William, 1845-1934.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Gibbs, Philip, 1877-1962.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Gilchrist, Murray, 1868-1917.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Gilder, Joseph Benson, 1858-1936.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Graham, P. Anderson (Peter Anderson), d. 1925.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Graham, Winifred (Matilda Winifred Muriel)PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Graves, Alfred Perceval, 1846-1931.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Hall, Mary, 1857-1912.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Hardy, Thomas, 1840-1928.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Hayes, M. Horace (Matthew Horace), 1842-1904.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Hedin, Sven Anders, 1865-1952.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Hewlett, Maurice Henry, 1861-1923.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Holdich, Thomas Hungerford, Sir, 1843-1929.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Horniman, Annie Elizabeth Fredericka, 1860-1937.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Hyne, Charles John Cutcliffe Wright, 1866-1944.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Jacks, L. P. (Lawrence Pearsall), 1860-1955.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Jane, Fred T. (Frederick Thomas), 1865-1916.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Jerome, Jerome K. (Jerome Klapka), 1859-1927.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Keltie, John Scott, Sir, 1840-1927.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Kropotkin, Petr Alekseevich, kni︠a︡zʹ, 1842-1921.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Linton, E. Lynn (Elizabeth Lynn), 1822-1898.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Literary agents.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Literature publishing--England.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Lowndes, Marie Belloc, 1868-1947.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Lyall, Edna, 1857-1903.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Lynch, H. F. B. (Harry Finnis Blosse), 1862-1913.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Macnaughtan, S. (Sarah), d. 1916.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Mason, A. E. W. (Alfred Edward Woodley), 1865-1948.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Maude, F. N. (Frederic Natusch), 1854-1933.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Maugham, W. Somerset (William Somerset), 1874-1965.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Miles, Eustace, 1868-1948.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Mill, Hugh Robert, 1861-1950.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Mitford, Bertram, 1855-1914.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Morris, Harrison S. (Harrison Smith), 1856-1948.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Murray, T. Douglas.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Norris, W. E. (William Edward), 1847-1925.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Novelists, English--19th century.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Novelists, English--20th century.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
O'Neill, Norman.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Ollivant, Alfred, 1874-1927.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Osbourne, Lloyd, 1868-1947.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Osgood, James R. (James Ripley), 1836-1892.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Oxenham, John, 1852-1941.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Pain, Barry, 1864-1928.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Parker, Joseph, 1830-1902.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Paterson, Arthur, 1862-1928.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Payn, James, 1830-1898.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Pendleton, John.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Phillpotts, Eden, 1862-1960.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Pollock, Walter Herries, 1850-1926.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Praed, Campbell, Mrs., 1851-1935.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Publishers and publishing--England.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Rideing, William.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Roberts, Morley, 1857-1942.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Sedgwick, Ellery, 1872-1960.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Senior, William, 1839?-1920.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Sharpe, Alfred, Sir, 1853-1935.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Sherard, Robert Harborough, 1861-1943.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Shorter, Clement King, 1857-1926.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Sladen, Douglas Brooke Wheelton, 1856-1947.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Smith, James Walter, 1830-1917.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Snaith, J. C. (John Collis), 1876-1936.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Stacpoole, H. De Vere (Henry De Vere), 1863-1951.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Steel, Flora Annie Webster, 1847-1929.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Stein, Aurel, Sir, 1862-1943.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Stoddart, J. M. (Joseph Marshall), 1845-1921.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Stone, Christopher, 1882-1965.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Symons, Arthur, 1865-1945.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Vail, R. W. G. (Robert William Glenroie), 1890-1966.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Vivian, Herbert, 1865-1940.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Wain, Louis, 1860-1939.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Ward, Humphry, Mrs., 1851-1920.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Watson, E. H. Lacon (Edmund Henry Lacon), 1865-1948.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Watson, William, 1858-1935.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Wells, H. G. (Herbert George), 1866-1946.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Whitney, Caspar, 1862-1929.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Wolf, Lucien, 1857-1930.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Women authors, English--19th century.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Women authors, English--20th century.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Women novelists, English--19th century.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Women novelists, English--20th century.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Woolf, Leonard, 1880-1969.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Young, Francis Brett, 1884-1954.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Zangwill, Israel, 1864-1926.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID

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History / Biographical Note

Biographical Note

English literary agent. Colles was the founder and managing director of The Authors' Syndicate, Ltd.

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