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William Davenport Adams Correspondence

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Adams, William Davenport, 1851-1904

William Davenport Adams was a British journalist and author, son of William Henry Davenport Adams. He was an editor of provincial papers, and a dramatic critic from 1878 to 1904. He compiled an unfinished Dictionary of the Drama (1904) and other literary works, such as Dictionary of English Literature: Being a Comprehensive Guide to English Authors and Their Works, With Poet and Player: Essays on Literature and the Stage, and Latter Day Lyrics: Being Poems of Sentiment and Reflection by Living Writers.

Consists of 71 letters from several well-known British authors and poets addressed to William Davenport Adams and to his wife. They are mainly responses to requests made by Adams to grant him permission to either publish some of their works or to quote them in his various dictionaries of English literature and authors. ‡b Some of the prominent correspondents names include Aubrey De Vere, Francis Hastings Doyle, Emily Faithfull, Norman Gale, Joseph Hatton, Lucas Malet, William Hurrell Mallock, Charles Marriott, Robert Bright Marston, Gerald Massey, Sir Lewis Morris, Sir Walter Alexander Raleigh, Sir George Otto Trevelyan, William Watson, and William Aldis Wright.

Arranged alphabetically by correspondent.

Purchased on October 31, 1968 (AM19688).

Finding aid written by James Flannery in January 2006. Folder Inventory added by Hilde Creager (2015) in 2012.

No appraisal information is available.

Publisher
Manuscripts Division
Finding Aid Date
2006
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Collection Inventory

J. Ashby Sterry, 1875-1900. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Louisa Sarah Bevington, 1883 June 15. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Aubrey De Vere, 1885-1893. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Ellis and Elvy, 1902 September 18. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Francis Hastings Doyle, undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Emily Faithfull, 1879 March 13. 1 folder.
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1 folder

J.R. Forman, 1882 December 30. 1 folder.
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1 folder

John C. Francis, 1894 January 24. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Norman Gale, undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Joseph Hatton, 1895 February 11. 1 folder.
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1 folder

H. Grevel and Co., 1902 September 23. 1 folder.
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1 folder

James Hedderwick, 1877 September 25. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Houghton, 1892 June 7. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Kegan Paul, Trench, Trubner, and Co., 1902 October 2. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Rose Kingsley, 1902 September-October. 1 folder.
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1 folder

C.S. Lawrence, 1902 November 18. 1 folder.
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1 folder

W. Algmon Locker, 1903 April. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Robert Bright Marston, 1902 October 1. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Gerald Massey, undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Lucas Malet, 1902 September 24. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Charles Marriott, undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Methuen and Co., 1902-1904. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Macmillan and Co., 1902-1904. 1 folder.
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1 folder

William Hurrell Mallock, 1902 August 20. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Sir Lewis Morris, 1877 March 5. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Ernest Myers, 1877-1892. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Edward M. Oakeley, 1903-1904. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Sir Herbert Oakeley, 1902-1903. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Sir Walter Alexander Raleigh, 1895-1898. 1 folder.
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1 folder

James Rhoades, 1877 October 2. 1 folder.
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1 folder

T. Bailey Saunders, 1902 September 24. 1 folder.
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1 folder

William Sawyer, undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Herbert Sennett, 1883 October 29. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Smith Elder and Co., 1902 September. 1 folder.
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1 folder

W.A. Southwell, 1892 July. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Swan Sonnenschein and Co., 1902 September 26. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Una Taylor, 1893 September 14. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Sir George Otto Trevelyan, 1904 March 5. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Rosamund Tomson, undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Unidentified, 1883-1892. 1 folder.
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1 folder

William Watson, undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Richard Wilton, 1881-1889. 1 folder.
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1 folder

William Aldis Wright, 1904 February 16. 1 folder.
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1 folder

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