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Maurice SailletCollection of Sylvia Beach and Shakespeare and Company, 1917-1976,

Author: Maurice SailletHélène BaltrusaitisSylvia BeachBryherKatherine DudleyAll authors
Edition/Format:   Archival material : French
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The collection comprises correspondence and other manuscript material, photographs, and printed ephemera documenting the life and activities of Sylvia Beach. It was assembled by Saillet, a close friend of Beach and a student of modern French literature. Beach's relationship with Adrienne Monnier, together with her role as publisher of James Joyce's novel Ulysses, and as proprietor of Shakespeare and Company (the
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Genre/Form: Galley proofs
Photographs
Postcards
Biography
Named Person: Sylvia Beach; James Joyce; Adrienne Monnier; Sylvia Beach; James Joyce; Adrienne Monnier
Document Type: Archival Material
All Authors / Contributors: Maurice Saillet; Hélène Baltrusaitis; Sylvia Beach; Bryher; Katherine Dudley; T S Eliot; Stuart Gilbert; M Jolas; Carlton Lake; D H Lawrence; Jackson Mathews; Charles Mauron; Adrienne Monnier; Marie Monnier; Katherine Anne Porter; Howard C Rice; Stephen Spender; Camilla Steinbrugge; Thornton Wilder
OCLC Number: 82090635
Language Note: Largely in French, with a few letters in English.
Description: 4 boxes (1.68 linear feet), and 1 oversize flat folder.

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The collection comprises correspondence and other manuscript material, photographs, and printed ephemera documenting the life and activities of Sylvia Beach. It was assembled by Saillet, a close friend of Beach and a student of modern French literature. Beach's relationship with Adrienne Monnier, together with her role as publisher of James Joyce's novel Ulysses, and as proprietor of Shakespeare and Company (the bookstore she operated in Paris from 1919 to 1941) are emphasized. Significant materials held include Beach's correspondence to Monnier from 1919 to 1955, together with subscribers' lists for Shakespeare and Company and for the first edition of Ulysses.

Correspondents include Hélène Baltrusaitis, Bryher, Katherine Dudley, T. S. Eliot, Stuart Gilbert, Maria Jolas, D. H. Lawrence, Jackson Mathews, Charles Mauron, Adrienne Monnier, Marie Monnier, Katherine Anne Porter, Howard C. Rice, Maurice Saillet, Stephen Spender, Camilla Steinbrug, and Thornton Wilder.

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