George Bernard Shaw letters to Bernard Partridge

The collection consists of eleven letters from George Bernard Shaw to Bernard Partridge (a.k.a. Bernard Gould) dating 1893-1928. The first nine discuss the rehearsals for and staging of the first performance of Shaw's play Arms and the Man, and the final two are about personal matters. Although this collection does not contain any of Partridge's responses, it is implied in many of the letters that Partridge did, in fact, answer them. The final item in the collection is a reproduction of the 1894 portrait of Shaw painted by Partridge held by the National Portrait Gallery, London.

 

The collection is arranged in a single series, in which the letters are arranged chronologically and followed by the reproduction.

 

Physical characteristics

.25 linear foot (1 box)

Created

1893
1928

Collected

1893
1928

Coverage

1893
1928
Custodial History

Purchased from Napier Williams in June 2005. Napier Williams inherited the collection from his father, Richard J. Williams, who purchased them sometime after World War II. Details of this purchase are unknown. 

Accrual
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Closed
Accrual Method
Purchase
Accrual Periodicity
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Added by John J. Burns Library | Last updated on: 09 February 2018