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Maurice Hewlett Letters to Sir Henry Newbolt


Held at: Princeton University Library: Manuscripts Division [Contact Us]

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Newbolt, Henry John, Sir, 1862-1938

Maurice Hewlett was an English poet and historical novelist. A lawyer by training, Hewlett gave up the practice of law in 1898, following the success of his novel, Forest Lovers.

The collection consists of 68 autograph letters by Hewlett to his fellow poet Sir Henry Newbolt spanning the years 1903 or 1904 to 1921, though 31 of the letters are undated. The letters discuss a variety of literary matters and people, and many concern Hewlett's work for the Royal Society of Literature. Also present are two letters (1928) by Hewlett's sister, E. J. Hewlett, to Newbolt, and a printed list marked "Strickly private and confidential" and titled "List of Nominations for the Academic Committee of the Royal Society of Literature."

Arranged chronologically.

This collection was purchased from David J. Holmes Autographs in 1998.

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Folder inventory added by Nicholas Williams '2015 in 2012.

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Collection Inventory

Letters to Sir Henry Newbolt I, 1903-1910. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Letters to Sir Henry Newbolt II, 1911-1921. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Letters to Sir Henry Newbolt III, undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Letters from E. J. Hewlett to Sir Henry Newbolt, 1928. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Royal Society of Literature: List of Nominations, undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

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