Correspondence, 1915-1948, bulk dates 1936-1948.

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With a sub-series, letters received after the publication of his biography of Shelley, 1940. Arranged alphabetically by correspondent. One folder of miscellaneous correspondence is filed under White, N.I. The major correspondents include Frederick L. Jones, editor of Mary Shelley's letters, Lord Abinger, the Marchesa Enrica Della Robbia, Payson G. Gates, Ellsworth Barnard, artist Mrs. W. Murray Crane, Thomas J. Wise, and members of Keats and Shelley societies. There are several folders of correspondence with people at Alfred A. Knopf, Inc. concerning publications; among these correspondents are Blanche Knopf and Sidney R. Jacobs. The publication contract is also in this file. Other correspondents include George Bernard Shaw, George L. Kittredge, Percy Long, of the Modern Language Association, H.L. Mencken, Sir John C. Shelley- Rolls, John H. Smith, and L.C. Thompson. The letters concern book reviews, and interpretations of the Romantic poets, research requests to libraries, archives, and booksellers, and include correspondence from other students of literature at institutions in the United States and in Europe. Indexes to the correspondence can be found in Box 6 and in the University Archives collection file.


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