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SHAW: THE PAPERS OF GEORGE BERNARD SHAW (1856-1950)

From the British Library, London

Part 1: Plays, Poems, Novels and Short Stories

Part 2: Critical Writings, Essays and Fabian Society Material

Part 3: Journalism, Lectures and Autobiographical Material

Detailed Listing - Part 3

REEL 1

SHAW PAPERS: SERIES II

50593-50743.  Purchased from the residuary legatees of George Bernard Shaw, 9 April 1960, and incorporated in the Department of Manuscripts 8 March 1961.

One hundred and fifty volumes classified as follows:

A.     Plays of G. B. Shaw: 50593-50649.

B.     Poems, Novels and Short Stories: 50650-50658.

C.     Critical Writings and Essays: 50659-50679.

D.     Fabian Society: 50680-50690.

E.      Newspaper and Periodical Articles: 50691-50699.

F.      Lectures: 50700-50705.

G.     Autobiographical Writings and Biographical Memoranda: 50706-50718.

H.     Notebooks: 50719-50739.

I.        Miscellanea: 50740-50743.

Newspaper and Periodical Articles

Add Ms 50691

Contributions to “The Hornet”, “The Dramatic Review, and “The World”, 1876-1889

50691. G. B. Shaw Papers: Series ii. Vol. xcviii (ff. 109).  Contributions to The Hornet, The Dramatic Review, and The World; 1876-1889.  Printed.

Add Ms 50692

Contributions to “The Pall Mall Gazette”, 1885-1888

50692. G. B. Shaw Papers: Series ii. Vol. xcix (ff. 79).  Contributions to The Pall Mall Gazette; 1885-1888.  Printed.

Add Ms 50693

Contributions on miscellaneous subjects written for or published in newspapers and periodicals, 1879-1901

50693-50699. G. B. Shaw Papers: Series ii. Vols. c-cvi. Other contributions on miscellaneous subjects, written for or published in newspapers and periodicals.  Partly shorthand, typewritten and printed.

50693.  Vol. C (ff. 293).  1879-1901.

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Add Ms 50694

Contributions on miscellaneous subjects written for or published in newspapers and periodicals, 1902-1907

50693-50699. G. B. Shaw Papers: Series ii. Vols. c-cvi. Other contributions on miscellaneous subjects, written for or published in newspapers and periodicals.  Partly shorthand, typewritten and printed.

50694.  Vol. CI (ff. 297).  1902-1907.

Add Ms 50695

Contributions on miscellaneous subjects written for or published in newspapers and periodicals, 1908-1915

50693-50699. G. B. Shaw Papers: Series ii. Vols. c-cvi. Other contributions on miscellaneous subjects, written for or published in newspapers and periodicals.  Partly shorthand, typewritten and printed.

50695.  Vol. CII (ff. 282).  1908-1915.

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Add Ms 50696

Contributions on miscellaneous subjects written for or published in newspapers and periodicals, 1916-1919, nd

50693-50699. G. B. Shaw Papers: Series ii. Vols. c-cvi. Other contributions on miscellaneous subjects, written for or published in newspapers and periodicals.  Partly shorthand, typewritten and printed.

50696.  Vol. CIII (ff. 328).  1916-1919, n.d.

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Add Ms 50697

Contributions on miscellaneous subjects written for or published in newspapers and periodicals, 1920-1932

50693-50699. G. B. Shaw Papers: Series ii. Vols. c-cvi. Other contributions on miscellaneous subjects, written for or published in newspapers and periodicals.  Partly shorthand, typewritten and printed.

50697.  Vol. CIV (ff. 351).  1920-1932.

Add Ms 50698

Contributions on miscellaneous subjects written for or published in newspapers and periodicals, 1933-1943

50693-50699. G. B. Shaw Papers: Series ii. Vols. c-cvi. Other contributions on miscellaneous subjects, written for or published in newspapers and periodicals.  Partly shorthand, typewritten and printed.

50698.  Vol. CV (ff. 279).  1933-1943.

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Add Ms 50699

Contributions on miscellaneous subjects written for or published in newspapers and periodicals, 1944-1950, nd 

50693-50699. G. B. Shaw Papers: Series ii. Vols. c-cvi. Other contributions on miscellaneous subjects, written for or published in newspapers and periodicals.  Partly shorthand, typewritten and printed.

50699.  Vol. CVI (ff. 383).  1944-1950. n.d.

Lectures

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Add Ms 50700

Cards for lectures and public addresses by Shaw, 1884-1888, nd

50700. G. B. Shaw Papers: Series ii. Vol. cvii (ff. 294).  Cards; 1884-1888, n.d.  Printed.

Add Ms 50701

Bills and advertisements for public addresses by Shaw, 1886-1928, nd

50701. G. B. Shaw Papers: Series ii. Vol. cviii (ff. 264).  Bills and advertisements; 1886-1928, n.d.  Printed, with autograph notes.

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Add Ms 50702

Drafts, notes, newspaper reports, 1884?-1890

50702-50704. G. B. Shaw Papers: Series ii. Vol. cix-cxi. Drafts, notes, newspaper reports.  Partly printed and typewritten with autograph amendments.

50702.  Vol. CIX (ff. 282).  1884?-1890.

Add Ms 50703

Drafts, notes, newspaper reports, 1892-1912

50702-50704. G. B. Shaw Papers: Series ii. Vol. cix-cxi. Drafts, notes, newspaper reports.  Partly printed and typewritten with autograph amendments.

50703.  Vol. CX (ff. 237).  1892-1912.

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Add Ms 50704

Drafts, notes, newspaper reports, 1913-1933, nd

50702-50704. G. B. Shaw Papers: Series ii. Vol. cix-cxi. Drafts, notes, newspaper reports.  Partly printed and typewritten with autograph amendments.

50704.  Vol. CXI (ff. 278).  1913-1933, n.d.

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Add Ms 50705

Broadcasts, 1928-1947

50705. G. B. Shaw Papers: Series ii. Vol. cxii (ff. 129).  Broadcasts; 1928-1947.  Partly shorthand, printed and typewritten with autograph amendments.

Autobiographical Writings, Personal Memoranda and Ephemera

Add Ms 50706

Shaw gives himself away, 1939

50706. G. B. Shaw Papers: Series ii. Vol. cxiii (ff. 180).  'Shaw Gives Himself Away'; 1939.  Galley proofs and typewritten with extensive autograph additions.  Incomplete.  Folios 167-180 comprise extracts from 'Bernard Shaw as a Clerk' (1908) not quoted in this publication.

Add Ms 50707 (ff 1-181)

Sixteen Self Sketches

Preliminary drafts, 1949

50707 A. Vol. cxiv A (ff. 1-181). Prelinary draft.  Mostly typewritten with autograph amendments; incomplete.

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Add Ms 50707 (ff 182-364)

Sixteen Self Sketches

Preliminary drafts, 1949

50707 B. Vol. cxiv B (ff. 182-364). Preliminary draft.  Partly shorthand, typewritten and printed; incomplete.

Add Ms 50708

Sixteen Self Sketches

Galley proofs of preliminary Drafts, 1949

50708.  Vol. cxv (ff. 61). Galley proofs of preliminary draft (incomplete), with some autograph amendments and corrections.

Add Ms 50709

Material discarded from Sixteen Self Sketches, nd

50709. G. B. Shaw Papers: Series ii. Vol. cxvi (ff. 152).  Material discarded from 'Sixteen Self Sketches'.  Typewritten with some autograph amendments.

Add Ms 50710A

Autobiographical notes, 1877-1889, nd

50710 A. G. B. Shaw Papers: Series ii. Vol. cxvii a (ff. i+26).  Autobiographical notes, etc.; 1877-1889, n.d.  Partly shorthand.  Bound notebook; ff. 18-26v are written in reverse sequence.

Add Ms 50710B

Autobiographical notes, 1876-1892

50710 B. G. B. Shaw Papers: Series ii. Vol. cxvii b (ff. 3).  Autobiographical notes; 1876-1892.  Partly newsprint.

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Add Ms 50711A

Family history notes, medical reports, certificates of membership and other ephemera, 1889-1945, nd

50711 A. G. B. Shaw Papers: Series ii. Vol. cxviii a (ff. 231).  Family history notes, medical reports, certificates of membership and other ephemera; 1889-1945, n.d.  Partly printed.

Add Ms 50711B

Cheque-book stubs, 1911-1933

Motoring and travel documents, 1909-1947

50711 B. G. B. Shaw Papers: Series ii. Vol. cxviii b (ff. 170).

ff. 1-130.  Cheque-book stubs; 1911-1933.

ff. 131-170.  Motoring and travel documents; 1909-1947.  Mostly printed.

Add Ms 50712

Copies of Shaw’s wills, 1901-1950

50712. G. B. Shaw Papers: Series ii. Vol. cxix (ff. 140).  Copies of Shaw's wills; 1901-1950.  Partly typewritten, with autograph notes.

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Add Ms 50713

Form postcards and letters as sent by Shaw to correspondents, 1906-1944, nd

50713. G. B. Shaw Papers: Series ii. Vol. cxx (ff. 45).  Form postcards and letters as sent by Shaw to correspondents; 1906-1944, n.d.  Printed with some typewritten drafts.

Add Ms 50714

Daily list of correspondence to be dealt with, 1913, 1929-1941, nd

50714. G. B. Shaw Papers: Series ii. Vol. cxxi (ff. 282).  Daily lists of correspondence to be dealt with, usually written by Shaw's secretaries but including some by Shaw; 1913, 1929-1941, n.d.

Add Ms 50715

Address books, 1887-1902

50715-50718. G. B. Shaw Papers: Series ii. Vol. cxxii-cxxv. Address books, partly annotated in shorthand.  The date ranges indicated are derived from Shaw's insertions.

50715.  (ff. 135).  1887-1902.

Add Ms 50716

Address books, 1883; 1891-1913

50715-50718. G. B. Shaw Papers: Series ii. Vol. cxxii-cxxv. Address books, partly annotated in shorthand.  The date ranges indicated are derived from Shaw's insertions.

50716.  (ff. 54).  1883; 1891-1913.

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Add Ms 50717

Address books, 1912-1930

50715-50718. G. B. Shaw Papers: Series ii. Vol. cxxii-cxxv. Address books, partly annotated in shorthand.  The date ranges indicated are derived from Shaw's insertions.

50717.  (ff. 54).  1912-1930.

Add Ms 50718

Address books, 1932-1950

50715-50718. G. B. Shaw Papers: Series ii. Vol. cxxii-cxxv. Address books, partly annotated in shorthand.  The date ranges indicated are derived from Shaw's insertions.

50718.  (ff. 56).  1932-1950.  ff. 42-56 comprise BL insertions of miscellaneous loose lists and cards, including, at f..42, a list of names, possibly guests, of 1903; and, at ff. 48-55, an undated 'Press List for theatrical paragraphs'.

Notebooks and Drafts

Add Ms 50719

Juvenile drawings, 1871-1874, nd

50719. G. B. Shaw Papers: Series ii. Vol. cxxvi (ff. i+22).  Juvenile drawings; 1871-1874, n.d.

H.  Notebooks and drafts.

Add Ms 50720

Draft poem and personal memoranda included in printed diary for 1873, nd

50720. G. B. Shaw Papers: Series ii. Vol. cxxvii (ff. ii+13).  Draft poem and personal memoranda; undated, included in printed diary for 1873.

Add Ms 50721A, B

Draft poems, articles, letters, synopses of novels, printed leaflets, notes on music, shorthand exercises, 1877-1884, nd

50721 A, B. G. B. Shaw Papers: Series ii. Vol. cxxviii a, b (ff. 123, 68).  Draft poems, articles, letters, synopses of novels, printed leaflets, notes on music, shorthand exercises, etc.; 1877-1884, n.d.  Now bound together in one volume with two foliation sequences.

Add Ms 50722

Draft articles, lectures, letters and Fabian Society tracts, 1883-1889, nd

50722. G. B. Shaw Papers: Series ii. Vol. cxxix (ff. 74).  Draft articles, lectures, letters and Fabian Society tracts, etc.; 1883-1889, n.d.  Mostly shorthand.

Add Ms 50723

Notes on miscellaneous subjects, 1886-1897, nd

50723. G. B. Shaw Papers: Series ii. Vol. cxxx (ff. 26).  Notes on miscellaneous subjects, arranged alphabetically, with printed, etc. inserts; 1886-1897, n.d.

Add Ms 50724

Notes on the history of the socialist movement, c1890

50724. G. B. Shaw Papers: Series ii. Vol. cxxxi (ff. 24).  Notes on the history of the socialist movement; circa 1890.

Add Ms 50725

Draft poem and personal memoranda, 1892

50725. G. B. Shaw Papers: Series ii. Vol. cxxxii (ff. ii+6).  Draft poem and personal memoranda; 1892.  Partly shorthand.

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Add Ms 50726A-C

German exercises, 1893, nd

50726 A-C. G. B. Shaw Papers: Series ii. Vol. cxxxiii (ff. ii+70, ii+79, 13).  German exercises; 1893, n.d.  Partly typewritten and printed.  50726 A ff. 45v-42v contain, in reverse sequence, a draft review of Henry James's play 'Guy Domville'; 1895.

Add Ms 50727

Miscellaneous notes and draft letter to the press, c1890

50727. G. B. Shaw Papers: Series ii. Vol. cxxxiv (ff. i+6).  Miscellaneous notes and draft letter to the press; circa 1890.

Add Ms 50728

Memoranda, list of photographs taken in France1901, nd

50728. G. B. Shaw Papers: Series ii. Vol. cxxxv (ff. ii+32).  Memoranda, list of photographs taken in France, etc.; at ff. 2-11 are rehearsal notes for 'The Man of Destiny'; at ff. 30-27,  notes for 'The Revolutionist's Handbook'; 1901, n.d..  Written in forward and reverse sequence.

Add Ms 50729

Notes on vaccination, 1902, nd

Notes on the Boer War, 1901

50729. G. B. Shaw Papers: Series ii. Vol. cxxxvi (ff. 25). 

1.  ff. 1-14.  Notes on vaccination; 1902, n.d.

2.  ff. 12v-24v.  Notes on the Boer war; 1901?  Written in reverse sequence.

Add Ms 50730

Personal memoranda, notes on vaccination and rehearsal notes for Mrs Warren’s Profession, nd

50730. G. B. Shaw Papers: Series ii. Vol. cxxxvii (ff. i+10).  Personal memoranda, etc.; n.d.  Notes on vaccination are at ff. 1-4; rehearsal notes for 'Mrs Warren's Profession' at ff. 5v-6v.

Add Ms 50731

Personal memoranda and rehearsal notes, 1904, nd

50731. G. B. Shaw Papers: Series ii. Vol. cxxxviii (ff. ii+39). Personal memoranda, and rehearsal notes as follows: ff. 6-17v, 18v, 'You Never Can Tell', ? f. 18, 'John Bull's Other Island'; ? ff. ii, 33-19v, 'Candida'; 1904, n.d.  Written in forward and reverse sequence.

Add Ms 50732

Miscellaneous notes and memoranda and rehearsal notes, c1903-1906

50732. G. B. Shaw Papers: Series ii. Vol. cxxxix (ff. i+39).  Miscellaneous notes and memoranda, together with: ff. 1-4v, rehearsal notes for 'John Bull's Other Island', ? ff. 6-7, 'The Philanderer'; ? ff. 8-12, 'How he lied to her Husband'; ? ff. 16-30, 38v-31v, 'You Never Can Tell'; ? ff. 10v-8v, 28v-16v, 30v, 31-35,  'Man and Superman'; ? ff. 36-37, draft letter to Robert Loraine on the casting of 'Man and Superman'; circa 1903-1906.  Written in forward and reverse sequence.

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Add Ms 50733

Personal memoranda, notes on discussions and rehearsal notes, 1905, nd

50733. G. B. Shaw Papers: Series ii. Vol. cxl (ff.  41).  Personal memoranda, notes on discussions, etc., together with:. ff. 2-8, draft 'Maxims for Revolutionists', published in 1903; ? f. 8v, notes for the preface to 'John Bull's Other Island'; ? ff. 9-11, notes on Darwin and Marx 1905, n.d.; ? ff. 14-22, 29v-16v, rehearsal notes for 'Major Barbara'; ? ff. 36v-30v, rehearsal notes for 'Man and Superman'.  Mostly n.d.  Written in forward and reverse sequence.

Add Ms 50734

Notes on debates and rehearsal notes, nd

50734. G. B. Shaw Papers: Series ii. Vol. cxli (ff. 88).  Notes on debates, etc., and rehearsal notes, including: ff. 1v-2, 19v-21v, 27v-52 passim, 'The Philanderer'; ? ff. 3-17, 21-25v, You Never Can Tell'; ? ff. 15v-19, 24-29, 33v-41v, 80-85, 'The Doctor's Dilemma'; ? ff. 67v-53v, 'Captain Brassbound's Conversion'; ? ff. 68v-72v, 75v-82v, 'Man and Superman'; ? ff. 2v-4v, 78-74, draft letter to The Daily Express; 1909?.  Mostly n.d.  Written in forward and reverse sequence.

Add Ms 50735

Rehearsal notes, draft letters, etc, 1907-1909

50735. G. B. Shaw Papers: Series ii. Vol. cxlii (ff. 42).  Folios 1-21, rehearsal notes for 'Man and Superman' 1907; ? ff. 21v-25v, draft letter to 'The Times', ('The Censor's Revenge'), 1909 (mostly shorthand); ? ff. 22-33, draft preface to W. H. Davies, 'Autobiography of a Supertramp', 1908; ? ff. 42v-34v, notes for 'Don Juan in Hell', 1907?  Written in forward and reverse sequence.

Add Ms 50736

Draft article and rehearsal notes, 1907, nd

50736. G. B. Shaw Papers: Series ii. Vol. cxliii (ff. 42).  Folios 1-39,  Draft article, 'A Nation of Villagers'; ? ff. 37v-30v, rehearsal notes for 'John Bull's Other Island'; ? ff. 42v-38v, 30v-18v, rehearsal notes for 'The Devil's Disciple'; 1907, n.d.  Written in forward and reverse sequence.

Add Ms 50737

Memoranda, notes on own publications, draft letter to the press, c1908

50737. G. B. Shaw Papers: Series ii. Vol. cxliv (ff. 8).  Memoranda, notes on own publications, draft letter to the press; circa 1908.

Add Ms 50738

Notes on motoring in Scotland, draft letters etc, 1923, 1927, 1933, nd

50738. G. B. Shaw Papers: Series ii. Vol. cxlv (ff. ii+18).  Folios 1-3, additional dialogue for 'Back to Methuselah', 1923; ? ff. 4-14, notes on motoring in Scotland, n.d.; ? ff. 15, 16, draft letters, 1927; ? ff. 17, 18, list of prefaces, 1933.

Add Ms 50739

Letter, fragments of dialogue and rehearsal notes, nd

50739. G. B. Shaw Papers: Series ii. Vol. cxlvi (ff. 13).  Letter in shorthand draft, fragments of dialogue and rehearsal notes; n.d.

Add Ms 50740

Newscuttings, printed ephemera etc relating to Shaw, 1887-1930

50740, 50741. G. B. Shaw Papers: Series ii. Vol. cxlvii, cxlviii. Newscuttings, printed ephemera, etc., relating to Shaw but also to a variety of political, theatrical and medical topics.  Partly French and German.

50740.  (ff. 201).  1887-1930.

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Add Ms 50741

Newscuttings, printed ephemera etc relating to Shaw, 1876-1946?, nd

50740, 50741. G. B. Shaw Papers: Series ii. Vol. cxlvii, cxlviii. Newscuttings, printed ephemera, etc., relating to Shaw but also to a variety of political, theatrical and medical topics.  Partly French and German.

50741.  (ff. 309).  1875-1946, n.d.  Not in strict chronological sequence.

Add Ms 50742

Make-up volume of miscellaneous pamphlets, discussion notes by writers other than Shaw, 1891-1948, nd

50742. G. B. Shaw Papers: Series ii. Vol. cxlix (ff. 234).  Volume of miscellaneous pamphlets, discussion notes, etc., by writers other than Shaw; 1891-1948, n.d.  Partly printed, duplicated, and typewritten.  Partly German, and Italian.

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Add Ms 50743

Make-up volumes of miscellaneous notes and memoranda, 1883-1944, nd

50743 A, B.  G. B. Shaw Papers: Series ii. Vol. cl A, B.  Volumes of miscellaneous notes and memoranda.

50743 A. (ff. 1-218).  1883-1907?, n.d.  Mostly on political and economic topics.  Partly shorthand.  Not in strict chronological sequence.

50743 B. (ff. 219-447).  1883-1944, n.d.  At ff. 363-367 are drawings thought to be stage sets for 'John Bull's Other Island'; f. 368 is a plan of scene for 'How He Lied to Her Husband'.  Partly shorthand.  Not in strict chronological sequence.

 

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