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Westgate Press records, 1929-1931

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Call No.: MS#1324
Bib ID 4079460 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Westgate Press (San Francisco, Calif.)
Title Westgate Press records, 1929-1931
Physical Description 1 box (1 box (182 pages))
Language(s) English .
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Description

Summary

Correspondence, manuscripts, proofs, and miscellaneous documents relating to the Westgate Signed Editions, a series of signed first editions of American and British authors, published in 1929-1930 by the Westgate Press, San Francisco, under the direction of Oscar Lewis. The collection contains correspondence from Sherwood Anderson, Havelock Ellis, Zona Gale, Lewis Mumford, Bertrand Russell, Wilbur Daniel Steele, Ruth Suckow, Frank Swinnerton, Rebecca West, and Virginia Woolf, as well as carbon copies of Oscar Lewis' replies.

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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 is located on-site.

This collection has no restrictions.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

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); Westgate Press records; 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.

Reproduction Note

Type of reproduction--Carbon copies in part

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Source of acquisition--Friends' Account - 45106H. Method of acquisition--Purchase; Accession number--M-59.

About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Processing Information

Cataloged Christina Hilton Fenn 09/--/89.

Revision Description

June 2020 PDF replaced with full finding aid, YH

Subject Headings

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Subject

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American literature -- 20th century Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Anderson, Sherwood, 1876-1941 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Ellis, Havelock, 1859-1939 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
English literature -- 20th century Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Gale, Zona, 1874-1938 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Lewis, Oscar, 1893-1992 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Mumford, Lewis, 1895-1990 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Publishers and publishing -- California -- San Francisco Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Russell, Bertrand, 1872-1970 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Steele, Wilbur Daniel, 1886-1970 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Suckow, Ruth, 1892-1960 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Swinnerton, Frank, 1884-1982 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
West, Rebecca, 1892-1983 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Woolf, Virginia, 1882-1941 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

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Westgate Press records, 1929-1931



Box 1 Anderson, Sherwood


Box 1 4-Typed letter signed, 4 pages, 1929


Box 1 1-Copyright card, Library of Congress, May 12, 1930


Box 1 1-Telegram, April 09, 1929


Box 1 7-Typed replies from Westgate Press, 7 pages


Box 1 8-Pages of corrected proofs of "Elizabethton, An Account of a Journey"


Box 1 1 -The Outlook, Vol, 148, #1, "Nearer the Grass Roots" by Sherwood Anderson, Jan. 4, 1928


Box 1 Beebe, William


Box 1 1-Autograph letter signed, 1 page, April 1,1929


Box 1 1 -Typed reply from Westgate Press, 1 page


Box 1 Belloc, Hilaire


Box 1 1-Typed letter signed, from Belloc's literary agent, 1 page, April 10, 1929


Box 1 1-Typed reply from Westgate Press, 1 page, March 25, 1929


Box 1 Beer, R.C.


Box 1 2-Typed letter signed, re: brother, Thomas Beer, 2 pages


Box 1 1-Typed reply from Westgate Press, 1 page, April 1929


Box 1 Beer, Thomas


Box 1 4-Typed letter from Westgate Press, 4 pages, 1929-1930


Box 1 Cerf, Bennett


Box 1 1-Telegram to Westgate Press, May 1929


Box 1 1-Typed letter signed, 1 page, June 5, 1929


Box 1 2-Typed reply from Westgate Press, 2 pages


Box 1 Connor, Torrey


Box 1 1-Autograph letter signed, 1 page, June 29, 1929


Box 1 1-Typed reply from Westgate Press, 1 page


Box 1 Garvin, Martha Jane


Box 1 1-Autograph letter signed, 1 page, August 11, 1929


Box 1 1-Typed reply from Westgate Press, 1 page


Box 1 Ellis, Havelock


Box 1 1-Copyright card from Library of Congress, May 12, 1930


Box 1 3-Autograph letter signed, 6 pages, 1929 May-1930 June


Box 1 1-Typed letter signed, 1 page, April 8, 1929


Box 1 4-Typed replies from Westgate Press, 4 pages, 1929


Box 1 Gale, Zona


Box 1 1-Typescript of "Children's Children", signed, 12 pages


Box 1 4-Typed letter signed, 4 pages, 1929


Box 1 5-Typed replies from Westgate Press, 5 pages, 1929


Box 1 Gerould, Katherine Fullerton


Box 1 1-Autograph letter signed, 1 page, March 31, 1929


Box 1 Johnston, Paul


Box 1 1-Typed letter signed, 1 page, October 26, 1929


Box 1 Lerner, A.


Box 1 1-Typed letter signed, 1 page, Feb. 25, 1930


Box 1 Macy, George


Box 1 1-Typed letter signed, 1 page, Feb. 17, 1931


Box 1 Mcmaster, Lyman


Box 1 1-Typed letter signed, 1 page, Feb. 13, 1930


Box 1 1-Typed reply Westgate Press, 1 page


Box 1 Mumford, Lewis


Box 1 1-Copyright card, Library of Congress, May 12, 1930


Box 1 3-Autograph letter signed, 3 pages, 1929


Box 1 3-Typed letter signed, 3 pages, 1929


Box 1 8-Typed replies Westgate Press, 8 pages, 1929


Box 1 1-Corrected article, Harper's Monthly Magazine, showing corrections by author, American Taste, 8 pages


Box 1 Ransom, Will


Box 1 2 -Typed letter signed, 2 pages, 1929


Box 1 1-Typed reply Westgate Press, 1 page, 1929


Box 1 Russell, Bertrand


Box 1 2-Typed letter signed, 2 pages, 1929


Box 1 2-Typed replies Westgate Press, 2 pages, 1929


Box 1 1-Typescript corrections in ink, The Optimism of America, 9 pages


Box 1 Steele, Wilbur Daniel


Box 1 4-Typed letter signed, 4 pages, 1929 April-1930 January


Box 1 4-Typed replies Westgate Press, 4 pages, 1929-1930


Box 1 Suckow, Rush


Box 1 2-Typed letter signed, 2 pages, April 1929


Box 1 2-Autograph letter signed from Elian McIlvaine, literary agent, 2 pages, 1929


Box 1 4-Typed letter signed, 4 pages, 1929


Box 1 5-Typed replies from Westgate Press, 5 pages, 1929


Box 1 Swinnerton, Frank


Box 1 1-Typed letter signed, 1 page, April 1929


Box 1 2-Typed letter signed, from E.S. Pinker, literary agent, 2 pages, 1929


Box 1 4-Typed replies from Westgate Press, 4 pages, 1929


Box 1 West, Rebecca


Box 1 1-Typed letter signed, 1 page, April 1929


Box 1 1-Typed reply from Westgate Press, 1 page, May 1929


Box 1 Woolf, Virginia


Box 1 3-Typed letter signed, 3 pages, June-October 1929


Box 1 1 -Typed letter, 1 page, undated


Box 1 6-Typed replies from Westgate Press, 6 pages, 1929


Box 1 1-Corrected proof, corrections in ink, Street Haunting; A London Adventure, 14 pages


Box 1 Miscellaneous Publisher's Correspondence, 5 pages