Department of Special Collections and University Archives
McFarlin Library. University of Tulsa.  2933 E. 6th St.  Tulsa, OK.  74104-3123 (OKT - OkTU)


Edith Nesbit archive

Collection   2005-002

Dates:  1880s-1930s.

Extent:  (15 boxes, oversize).

Level of Description:  Item level.

Name of creator(s): 

Date of creation:  Undetermined.

Scope and Content:   Consists of correspondence between Nesbit and others, and others writing about Nesbit; photoalbum; oversized miscellaneous.

Administrative/Biographical History:  English children's author and early Fabian and socialist gathered by her two biographers Doris Langley Moore and Julia Briggs.

Access and Copyright:  This material is housed off-site and will require special arrangements for anticipated use. Contact the Department of Special Collections.

Language and Scripts:  English.

Finding aid/Inventory:  Finding aid is available online.

Provenance/Source of Acquisition:   Purchased from Julia Briggs through Charlotte and Colin Franklin, Oct 2004.

Date(s) of description:   Unknown.

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1:1 Series of correspondence concerning a biography of E. Nesbit  
  Cover Poem from E. Nesbit to Margaret Bondfield; “Such gifts as yours… in the silent way”; July 15, 1911  
  Page 1 of letter from Margaret Bondfield, Minister of Labor, to Mrs. Langley Moore, Concerning Moore’s interest in writing a biography of E. Nesbit; 29, August, 1931; typed  
  Page 2 of letter; typed  
  A one page letter to Mrs. Langley Moore, mentioning that Miss Bondfield is out of town on vacation; 31, July, 1931; typed  
  Carbon Copy of original typed letter from Moore to Bondfield concerning the aforementioned Biography of E. Nesbit; July 29, 1931  
1:2 Letters, from Professor E.N. da C. Andrade, to Moore  
  Handwritten, 1 page letter thanking Moore, mentions the donation of a photograph (not with copy); March 12, 1936  
  Carbon copy from Moore to Pr. Andrade, thanking him for photograph; March 12, 1936  
  Carbon copy from Moore, thanking Pr. Andrade for his review of the book, and talking about the misacknowledged photograph he gave; mentions another question about the book  
1:3 Filed under Andrade, Prof. E.N. da C; more correspondence between Moore and Olinda Andrade  
  3 pages handwritten letter (writing on front and back); Mentions a play “The Sword of … (illegible)”; Mentions Minific Logantmorum Cononis Descripio (Canon Discriptis)  
  1 Page Carbon copy of letter from Moore to Pr. A returning photograph borrowed; 2, January, 1937  
  1 page carbon copy of letter from Moore to Pr. A returning Nesbit letters; 6, July, 1932  
  1 page carbon copy of letter from Moore to Pr. A, thanking Pr. A for letters; 6, July, 1932  
  1 page handwritten letter from Pr. A to Moore, mentions old letters, “nothing very exciting”; June 30, 1932  
  1 page handwritten letter from Pr. A to Moore, looks forward to reading the book; June 28, 1932  
  1 page carbon copy letter from Moore to Pr. A; more thanks, Mr. Horshell refuses to help her with something; 17, June, 1932  
  1 page carbon copy letter from Pr. E.N. A.; thanking for praise, looks forward to reading; 15, June, 1932  
  1 page carbon copy letter to Pr. Andrade; thanks for services, and is giving him a gift (the book); 10, June, 1932  
  2 page typed letter from Pr. A to Moore, basically, “Sorry for not sending materials, I was sick”; mentions Bacon essays  
  1 page carbon copy letter from Moore to Pr. A; requests “On [her] bended knees” information about Nesbit’s Bacon-Shakespeare researches; 7, June, 1932  
  August 7, 1937; from E.N. da Andrade to Moore; basically, “Sorry, work has kept me busy”; 1 page (front and back) handwritten letter  
  July 21, 1931; from Moore to Pr. A; requesting memoranda of E. Nesbit’s method of investigating Bacon-Shakespeare problem (1 page, carbon copy letter)  
  14, May, 1931; From Pr. A to Moore; “Thanks for the note, meeting up on Monday, 18 May @ 11.30  
  1 page typed (on half a sheet) to Pr. A; thanking him for the kind letter, wishes to meet at college at aforementioned date (13, May, 1931)  
  1 page typed letter from Pr. A to Moore; 12, May, 1931; will help with Nesbit biography, will meet at college next Monday or Tuesday  
  1 page carbon copy letter to Pr. A to Moore, requesting help on her biography  
1:4 Concerning Society of Antiquaries of London et. al  
  1 page typed letter from … (illegible, Asst. Secretary) to Langley Moore, mentioning that they did not have an official visit to Well Hall; 11, May, 1931  
  2 page typed (on half sheets), inquiring about Well Hall; mentions biography of “E. Nesbit,” Mrs. Hubert Bland in 1917, to Mrs. Tucker; 8, May, 1931  
  14, March, 1932, to Moore form Incorporated Society of Authors, Playwrights, and Composers; they cannot give correspondence due to member confidentiality; signed by an E. … (illegible; Mallett? Mullett?)  
  March 12, 1932, requests information about E. Nesbit; 2 page carbon copy letter (front and back)  
  ISAPC letter to Moore, thanking for letter of the 23rd, returning the Dr. Morgan letters, 25 Jan 1932, signed again by “E … (illegible)”  
  Moore to ISAPC (collection Bureau manager), 23 Jan 1932, apologizing for the delayed acknowledgement of their help in her biography  
  ISAPC to Moore; 1 page typed, wishing to have Miss De Morgan acknowledged in the biography; from Collection Bureau (E.J. Mullett), Jan 12, 1932  
  Moore to ISAPC; 1 page carbon copy letter; wishes to acknowledge Oscar Wilde sources, adds a footnote to the book; Dec. 11, 1931  
  ISAPC to Moore, 2 pages typed, 9 Dec 1931, wishes to convey that the administrator of the Oscar Wilde estate wishes that if a letter is cited, it should be acknowledged; again, E.J. Mullett  
  Second page, acknowledgement: permission to print letter from Oscar Wilde was granted by Mr. Vyuyan Holland  
  ISAPC to Moore; 2 page typed; 7 Dec 1931; letter acknowledging the Dec 5 letter, Oscar Wilde acknowledgement  
  Second page of the letter  
  Moore to ISAPC manager of collection bureau, a confirmation from Wilde’s estate on permission to use the letter; 1 pace carbon copy letter  
  ISAPC to Moore, thanking for Dec 3 letter, they are writing to the Oscar Wilde Administrator; 2 pages typed  
  Moore to ISAPC (Society of Authors branch); Dec 3, 1931; securing permission to use Oscar Wilde’s letter, wonders whether she needs permission from current owner (letter had been sold) or just from Oscar Wilde Administrator; 1 page typed  
  ISAPC to Moore; 1 Dec 1931; enclosing letter granting permission to use Oscar Wilde letter; 2 pages typed (2nd page is a copy of the letter mentioned)  
  Copy of letter from Parker Garrett & Co. to secretary of ISA; 30 Nov 1931 (original date); permission granted  
  E.J. (ISA) to Moore; 25 Nov 1931; got the copies, and is asking the estate for permission, she will get back to them; 1 page typed  
  Kathleen M. Wiseman (ISA) to Moore referring her to other people to get permission regarding reprinting letters; Nov 23, 1931  
  Moore to D. Kilham Roberts, Esq. (ISA); 2 page carbon copy letter (front and back); wants to use letters from W. Henley, A. Lang, R. Haggar, … O. Wilde, et al. and wants to know how to get permission to use them (undated)  
  D. Killiam Roberts to Moore; June 11, 1931; wished to tell that she cannot disclose some information concerning Bland-Tucker’s fund sources, but she can use letters if she gets permission from legal representatives, not the current owner of the letter; 2 pages, typed  
  Moore to Secretary of ISA; 9 June 1931; letting them know of E. Nesbit’s biography; inquiring whether she needs permission from letter writers of their heirs (Nesbit’s); many celebrities wrote them (2 page carbon copy letter, front and back)  
1:5 Other writers and acknowledgements  
  C. Greene (F.A. Sir James Barrie); May 14, 1931 to Moore; mentions that Sir James Barrie did not meet with E. Nesbit; 1 page handwritten  
  Moore to Sir Barrie; May 13, 1931; letting him know of biography, wishes to know of any reminisces of E. Nesbit; she could call; 2 pages typed)  
  Oswald to Moore, 26 May, 1931; letting her know that he is ill; gives some basic account of her, he does not like to see his name in print (2 pages handwritten; front and back)  
  Moore to Oswald, June 23, 1931, asks specific question: how did she come to write for children; 2 page carbon copy letter (front and back)  
  Oswald to Moore; 30 June 1931, answer: he does not know; perhaps because she loved children, like he loves his father; 1 page handwritten  
  Moore to Mr. Barron; 14 Dec 1931; Question: should he be cited? 2 page carbon copy letter  
  Barren to M; 17 Dec 1931; Answer: no, I am an old man and I enjoy my privacy.  
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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C.W. Beckett correspondence
Carbon copy letter from Doris Moore to C.W. Beckett. Esq., dated 6 November
1931, 2 pp., Letter mentions bibliography and wants information about Mrs. Bland.
Handwritten letter from C.W. Beckett to Doris Moore, dated 11 November 1931,
4 pp., Letter mentions that he never was acquainted with Mrs. Nesbitt, but knew of others who would help, (1) Miss Enid Kelsey.
Carbon copy letter from Doris Moore to C.W. Beckett, dated 14 November 1931,
1 p., Mentions “thanks and more thanks.”


Peter Blundell correspondence
Carbon copy letter from Doris Moore to Peter Blundell, dated 6 November 1931, 2 pp., lets him know of biography asks for help. She enjoys his books, especially “The Finger of Mr. Blee.”
Typed letter from Peter Blundell to Doris Moore, dated 2 November 1931, 3 pp., interesting, mentions to cite him as Peter Blundell, his pen name. His real name is F.N. {Butterworth } He met her during …..(?) work. They danced, “she was easily fatigued.” They had parties, lots of errors and corrections with the typewriter; many quotes, mentions socialism, many friends.
Carbon copy letter from Doris Moore to Peter Blundell, dated 14 November 1931,
1 p. Thank you; 1 copied the verse from the inscription page.
Typed letter from Peter Blundell to Doris Moore, dated 5 August 1932, 1 p. “Thank you; glad you could use the sketch; look forward to book.”
Postcard (typed) from Peter Blundell to Doris Moore, postmarked 20 February 1933, “Reading book, very enjoyable; she is amazing.”

Correspondence: Miss {Mary} Bowley to Doris Moore.
Carbon copy letter from Doris Moore to {Mary} Bowley, dated 14 November 1931, 1 p., Concerning liaison between Edith Nesbit’s husband and R’s mother; E. Nesbit’s actions as “noble.”
Handwritten letter from Mary Bowley to Doris Moore, dated 11 November 1931,
11 pp., Relating the liaison of the aforementioned letter, shares other little memories (a cook, other Mrs. Bland friends).

Correspondence: Miss Ada Breakell to Doris Moore
Typed letter from Doris Moore to Ada Breakell, dated 5 May 1931, 2 p., “Honored to be writing Edith Nesbit’s biography, any help?”
Handwritten letter from Ada Breakell to Doris Moore, dated 8 May 1931, 2 pp., “Honored by your letter, What day is best? I may not be much help.”
Typed letter from Doris Moore to Ada Breakell, dated 11 may 1931, 1 p., “I have tea on Tuesday, does Thursday work? Cheers, yours sincerely etc.”
Carbon copy letter from Doris Moore to Ada Breakell, dated 3 June 1931, 2 pp., Mentions taking extracts from letters Ada Breakell provided, will return hem. “Will return them, still working on poetry, photographs, but taking good care of them, any more letters? Trying to find out how Nesbit started writing children’s books; Yours etc.”
Handwritten letter from Ada Breakell to Doris Moore, dated 8 June 1931, 3 pp., About children, suggests talking to J.W. Oswald Barron (previously covered in Folder 1). “Don’t know his address; regards.”
Carbon copy letter from Doris Moore to Ada Breakell, dated 16 June 1931, 1 p., “Thanks, Mr. Barron was no help, senile, bad memory etc. The still has her photographs.”
Postcard from Ada Breakell to Doris Moore, postmarked 20 June 1931, “I received the letters.”
Carbon copy letter from Doris Moore to Ada Breakell, dated 19 August 1931, 2 pp., A few more questions about Edith Nesbit concerning {Sovetta} half sister, also about ages of Nesbit’s children (5, Nesbit was one of five), returns 2 articles, sincerely etc.
Handwritten letter from Ada Breakell to Doris Moore, dated 21 August 1931, 3 pp., Ada Breakell recollects ages, to the best of her ability. Ada Breakell always writes on a folded sheet of paper, almost like a card.
Handwritten (two), copy (two), letter from Doris Moore to Ada Breakell, dated 19 October 1931, 4 pp., Doris Moore wants to know more details of Nesbit’s married life, anything confidential will be left out. She wants to know for example,”Did mother approve of engagement?” Nesbit was with a man who was engaged to someone else? Children dying in infancy. “Nesbit’s memory is sacred.”
Handwritten letter (full pages, not halves) from Ada Breakell to Doris Moore, dated 23 October 1931, 5 pp., “Never told much about their marriage, but still writes for 5 pages.
Carbon copy letter from Doris Moore to Ada Breakell, dated 27 October 1931, 1 p., “Thanks, that helps a lot, thanks for the trouble, sincerely etc.”
Carbon copy letter from Doris Moore to Ada Breakell, dated 2 January 1931, 1 p., “I returned the photographs to you; there were some citation errors, but still good, sincerely etc.”
Handwritten letter from Ada Breakell to Doris Moore, dated 5 January 1933, 1 p., “I received the photos;look forward to the book.”
Handwritten letter from Ada Breakell to Doris Moore, dated 14 January 1933, 1 p., “I have the copy, look forward to reading it, thanks.”


Letters from Sir Ernest Wallis Budge to Doris Langley Moore

Handwritten letter from Ernest Wallis Budge to Doris Moore, dated 14 May 1931,
1 p., Recounts tales of Edith Nesbit.
Handwritten letter from Ernest Wallis Budge to Doris Moore, dated 17 May 1931,
1 p., “Thanks for your letter, want to meet up? Sincerely etc.”
Carbon copy letter from Doris Moore to Ernest Wallis Budge, dated 18 May 1931,
1 p., “Yes, let’s meet up; you’re so kind.”
Handwritten letter from Ernest Wallis Budge to Doris Moore, dated 21 May 1931,
1 p., “Thank you so much. You were a little nervous. Wrong idea as to your age. Many years younger. Don’t forget Tuesday morning.” Doris Moore notes “correspondence in a personal vein.”

Letters from Miss Mavis Carter to Doris Moore

Handwritten postcard from Mavis carter to Doris Moore, dated 19 May 1931, 1 p., “She has many letters written and dictated, they are in an attic however, I’ll get them when I can.”
Carbon copy letter from Doris Moore to Mavis carter, dated 2 June 1931, 1 p.,
“I copied the letters and return them post haste, letters are very “precious things” to Doris Moore, how about your diary? Could I get that? I might not use it, but provides a portrait; Important: remember Edith Nesbit mentioning Lewis Carroll?”
Handwritten letter from Mavis Carter to Doris Moore, dated 23 June 1931, 1 p.,R.e. Lewis Carroll very little; Cecily was right for liking Alice better than any of her stuff; apologizes the letter was sent haste, very sloppy; Regards.”
Carbon copy letter from Doris Moore to Mavis Carter, dated 3 July 1931, 1 p., “Thanks, you provide Nesbit from a different angle, very nice; hope to use diary extracts in full; let’s meet again; Sincerely etc.”
Handwritten letter from Mavis Carter to Doris More, dated 24 June 1932, 1 p., More fine details covered; When is book coming out? (letter card); All this concerned a Nesbit serial.
Carbon copy letter from Doris Moore to Mavis Carter, dated 25 June 1932, 1 p., “Yes the serial was the lark; you would have to pay for the book (15/-); If I could, you would certainly receive one*; Sincerely, etc. (*Apparently only male lovers get a copy).
Carbon copy letter from Doris Moore to Mavis Carter, dated 8 August 1932, 1 p., “Here are the passages I used; Is it OK? Let me know.”
Telegraph from Mavis Carter to Doris Moore, dated 10 August 1932, 1 p., “Sure it works. What about the letters with tempers? Also, could you call me Mavis Carter (no Miss, please).”
Carbon copy letter from Doris Moore to Doris Carter, dated 11 August 1932, 2 pp., Thanks, explains instances of confusion, says she might have to use “Miss” in certain areas; tempers……didn’t want to cite when it was so intimate; the reader should know.

Letters from Mrs. Cecil Chesterton
Carbon copy letter from Doris Moore to Cecil Chesterton, dated 8 May 1931, 1 p., Some time since our last meeting; “raison d’etre” for letter; E. Nesbit biography, any help? You or your husband.

(no second correspondence)


 Letter from Mr. G.K. Chesterton to Doris Moore (his secretary answers)
Carbon copy letter from Doris Moore to G.K. Chesterton, dated 6 May 1931 2 pp., “Can you help with biography? You were related. Thanks, Sincerely etc.”
Typed letter from G.K. Chesterton’s secretary to Doris Moore, dated 19 May 1931, 1 p., Remembers Mrs. Bland, not as well as his brother, no good reminisces for your book, however.
Carbon copy from Doris Moore to G.K.Chesterton, dated 19 May 1932, 1 p., Question about Mr. Bland’s conversion to Catholicism; do you know why? Second point, something about a testimonial to Mrs. Cecil Chesterton, thanks, sincerely, sorry for bothering you.
Typed letter from G.K.Chesterton’s secretary to Doris Moore, dated 6 June 1932,
1p., Sorry don’t know about Catholic conversion; Second matter, not really either an explanation given.


Letter from Doris Moore to Mrs. Joseph Conrad
Typed letter (copy?) from Doris Moore to Mrs. Joseph Conrad, dated 11 Dec 1931, 1 p., “I know Joseph knew her in Wells’ {Hall}, did you? Let me know. Thanks, sorry for troubling you.”
Handwritten letter from Jessie Conrad to Doris Moore, dated 16 December 1931, 3 pp., She remembers one of two meetings with Nesbit, not much; remembers for a little, tells that she should talk to H.G. Wells. Sincerely, Jessie Conrad.

Correspondence with Albert Coumber
Handwritten letter from Albert Coumber to Doris Moore, dated 15 July 1931, 5 pp., Referring to letter earlier, has a pleasant remembrance. He stumbled across Nesbit in a garden as a younger lad.
Carbon copy letter from Doris Moore to Albert Coumber, dated 18 June 1931, 1 p., “Thanks for the letter, very interesting enclosure. It will be used.”
Carbon copy letter from Doris Moore to Albert Coumber, dated 8 June 1932, 1 p., Arrived at chapter with the episode previously mentioned. Is it OK? Compressed story, but same words.
Original letter from Doris Moore to Albert Coumber, dated June 8 1932, First page original copy of Section 3 (previous letter) Second page, original draft of a page of Edith Nesbit’s biography.
 
2:1 Handwritten letter from Marie Belloc Lowndes to Bland Tucker, dated 20 October (no year), 1p., About books.
Handwritten letter from Marie Belloc Lowndes to Bland Tucker, dated 3 November (no year) 1 p., Writing to PLF.
Handwritten letter from Marie Belloc Lowndes to Bland Tucker, dated 20 November (no year), 1 p., About enjoying their friendship.
Newsclipping, Manchester paper, dated 5 September 1917, “The Little 62” by Edith Nesbit.
Newsclipping, Socialist Exquisite, dated 17 April ?, “The Late Mr. Hubert Bland and His Colleagues,” About Hubert Bland and the early Fabian Society.
Newsclipping, Reynolds Newspaper, no date, “Reynolds’ Democratic Calendar, April 1, 1917. About Hubert Bland’s role in founding the Fabian Society.
Newsclipping, no publication, no date, Photograph caption “The Magic City” constructed by Mrs. Nesbit Bland.
Typed letter (copy) from G.B. Shaw to Hubert Bland, dated 18 November 1889, 2 pp., “What I said was that before a man gets tea consciousness of his spiritual self he has to pay certain price.”
Handwritten letter from Philip W. {Sergeant} to no addressee, no date available, no page number, “Leaving the matter open I will try to come.”
Typed letter from Berta Ruck to Paul Tucker, dated 19 February 1935, 1 p., “This is to ask you whether you would mind being mentioned in the book that I am now writing of Reminisances.” Additional handwritten letter in envelope, dated 8 November 1931, no page, “Austria, My Dear Skipper” from Berta “Thank you for the warm kindness shown to my boy.”
Handwritten letter, from ? to Edith Nesbit, dated 1 October (no year),
1 p., front and back, “Always you loving. “I am sending this with a letter to Away {Mouse}.
Handwritten letter from G.S. to Mrs. Bland, dated 26 September 1906, 1 p., “I suppose this will find you well.”
Handwritten letter, from ? to “Auntie Mouse”, dated 1 January 1914, 1p., front and back, “Thank you for your card.”
Handwritten letter from {L.M. Meedie} to “Dear Madame,” dated 16 July 1888, 1 p., “I have been pretty delighted with the poem of yours.”
Envelope addressed to Mrs. Bland crossed out written on old letters sent to and returned by Pas. McKenee the addressor, dated 5 June 1974, Mainly Fabian letters.
Handwritten letter from C. Fitzgerald to Mrs. Bland, no date, 1 p. front and back, “I have returned.”
Handwritten letter from C. Fitzgerald to “Dear Comrade,” dated 2 November 1886, 1 p., front and back, “I am engaged every Thursday morning.”
Handwritten letter from C. Fitzgerald to “Dear Comrade,” dated 22 March 1886, 1p., front and back, “Our next meeting is on Thursday at 8:00 p.m. at Reeves.”
Handwritten letter from C. Fitzgerald to “Dear Bland”, no date, 1 p., front and back, “I am sorry you allowed yourself to be drawn by the within {Jmthes}last week.”
Handwritten letter from Edward R. Pease to Dear Mrs. Bland, no date, 1p., front and back, 1p., front and back, “Allow me to thank you for your very admirable letter in Justice.”
Typed letter from Norman McKenzie “Center for Educational technology” to Mrs. Bland, dated 2 June 1974, “I am returning the letters you kindly lent me.”
Three photographs in an envelope addressed to Paul Bland, photo of Paul Bland and dog, photo of two women toasting, photo of Hubert Bland.
Typed letter from Berta Ruck to Paul Bland, dated 30 September 1918, 1 p,, “I was glad to have your note in the middle of about 76 others from the Sunday Pictorial, by people who evidently think I am a matrimonial agency.”
Handwritten letter from Berta Ruck to Paul Bland, date 20 June 1939, 2 pp., “Many thanks for your kind letter with remembrances of my father.”
Handwritten letter from Margaret Griffith to Dear Madame, dated 29 May 1899, 1 p., front and back, “I am preparing an anthology of poems and passages on the Daisy and shall be very greatly indebted to you.”
Handwritten letter from Ronald to “My dear aunt”, no date, 1 p., front and back, illustrated.
Handwritten letter from unknown to “Dear Aunt,” no date, 1 p., front and back, “Thank you for your two notes.” Also, illustrated.
Handwritten letter from Oswald to “My dear aunt,” no date, 1 p., front and back, Illustrations.
Handwritten letter from Arthur Wates to “Dear Mrs. Bland,” no date, 1 p., front and back, A complaint about where he is.
Handwritten letter from Gleeson {Write}, no date, 1p., Thank you.
Handwritten letter from L. Cope Coraford to Mrs. Bland, dated 13 September 1903, 1 p., front and back, “It was most kind of you to send me The Literary Sense.”
Handwritten letter from Mildred Stephenson to “Dear Mrs. Nesbit,” dated October 1903, 1 p., Asked for autograph.
Handwritten letter from Alphonse Courlander to “Dear Madam,” dated 2 September 1904, 1p., “I am afraid I cannot tell you the publisher of The Swan Song.”
Handwritten letter from {SA} to Dear Poet, “I am dead but by Friday –perhaps- I can take notice-tea even.”
Handwritten letter from Stephen Adams to Dear Mrs. Bland, no date, 1 p., “Ihave not been in the Arts Club until today.”
Handwritten letter from Mr. Bland to ?, Selvyn Image, dated 16 October 1907, 1p., “I am sending you along with this a little essay on Bawick’s Landscapes.”
Handwritten letter from Mr. Bland to ? Certaing, dated 11 November 1907, 1 p., “I have no objection to his “slip” as to handmade paper ground(?) out.”
Handwritten letter from Frances Sullivan to Mrs. Bland, dated 26 October 1907, 1 p., front and back, “It is very kind of you to ask me,,,,”
Handwritten letter from Otto Sreiner to ? , dated 17 November 1907, partly in German.
Handwritten letter from Mar…J. Mann to Dear Madam, dated 14 June 1909, 1 p., front and back.
Postcard from Gibson to Mrs. Bland, postmarked 22 May 1908, “Many thanks.”
Slip of paper – illegible
Handwritten letter from C. A. Finn to Mrs. Bland-Tucker, dated 14 July 1918, 1 p., “No luck again.”
Handwritten letter from Edgar Jepson to Mrs. Bland, dated 8 July 1912, “It must be early ten years since I last saw you.”
Handwritten letter from Russell ? to Dear Mrs. Bland, dated 18 November 1920, 1 p., “The play has been read with interest…”
Handwritten letter from Annie Bothe to Mrs. Tucker, dated 27 February 1919, 1 p., front and back, “I cannot tell you how much pleasure your…”
Handwritten letter from R. Blatchford to Mrs. Bland, no date, 1 p., front and back, “If you kindly send ? bill to Mr. W.P. Wilkinson..”
Postcard with illustration, postmarked 8 January 1910.
Handwritten letter, 1 p., illegible.

Large faded grey book with maroon spine and black ribbon, scrapbook
Photograph, Edith Nesbit age 18
Photographs of West Hall, Fabian and deerhound (?), Edith Nesbit.
Newsclipping, Daily Mail, dated 5 Novemeber 1917 “The Haunted Garden” by Edith Nesbit.
Newsclipping, Saturday Westminister Gazette, dated 22 December 1917, “Unrecorded, Unrewarded,” by Edith Nesbit and TTTucker
Newsclipping, Saturday Westminister Gazette, dated 26 January 1918 “Hooligan, V.C.” by Edith Nesbit and TTTucker.
Newsclipping, The New Witness, dated 6 December1918, “The Pride of the Pelican” by Edith Nesbit and TTTucker.
Newsclipping, Saturday Westminister Gazette, dated 22 November 1919 “Bunger One” by Edith Nesbit and TTTucker.
Newsclipping, Saturday Westminister Gazette, dated 9 August 1919, “The Block Prince” by Edith Nesbit and TTTucker.
Newclipping no date, “Anne’s Arms” by Edith Nesbit.
Newsclipping, no date, “SOS” by Edith Nesbit and TTTucker.
Typed, no date, “Broken Clinkers” by Edith Nesbit and TTTucker
Newsclipping, The New Witness and Woolwick Pioneer,dated 9 October 1917, “Chains Invisble” by Edith Nesbit and TTTucker.
Typed, no date, “The Recounter” by Edith Nesbit and TTTucker.
Newsclipping, Daily News, no date, “Labour Unrest” and “The Cause and the Cure” by Edith Nesbit and TTTucker.
Newsclipping, Saturday Westminister Gazette, dated 3 September 1918, “The Blowing Snorter” by Edith Nesbit and TTTucker.
Newsclipping, Everyman, dated 19 October 1917, “Clinkers’ Wives” by Edith Nesbit and TTTucker.
Newsclipping, Time and Tide, dated 6 August 1920, “Tommy Lee’s Jack” by edith Nesbit and TTTucker.
Newsclipping, Everyman, dated 7 December 1917 “Kleiney Delivers the Goods” by Edith Nesbit and TTTucker.
Newclipping, Saturday Westminister Gazette, no date, “The Providian” by Edith Nesbit.
Newsclipping, The Eye Witness, dated 29 December 1911, “Babs and the Burglar A study in Sentiment” by Edith Nesbit.
Newsclipping, Saturday Westminister Gazette, dated 23 December 1916, “The feast of the Nativity” by Edith Nesbit.
Newsclipping, Daily Mail, dated 13 january 1917, “Old Mooch” by Edith Nesbit and TTTucker (2 copies).
Newclipping, no date, “Coal from the Thames” by Edith Nesbit and TTTucker
Newsclipping, Daily News, dated 5 September 1917, “The Little 62” by Edith Nesbit and TTTucker.
Newsclipping, no date, “A Sanctuary in the Air” by Edith Nesbit.
Newsclipping, Saturday Westminister Gazette, dated 24 August 1912, “The Decadence of the Art of the Pastry-Cook” by Edith Nesbit.
Newsclipping, The New Witness, dated 24 July 1913, “The Monster” by Edith Nesbit.
Newsclipping, New Statesman, no date, “The November Garden” by Edith Nesbit.
Typed “The Novice to the Gods” by Edith Nesbit
Newsclipping, The Saturday Review, no date, “”Porro Unum Est Necessarium” by Edith Nesbit
Newsclipping, Odd Volume, no date, “The Mills of God” by Edith Nesbitt
Newsclipping, New W, no date, “Laws While You Wait” by Edith Nesbit.
Newsclipping, Weekly Westminister Gazette, dated 18 November 1922, “Braga’s Serenata” by E Sitwell.
Newsclipping, New W, dated 29 December 1922, “Mendelssohn’s Song Without Sense” by Edith Nesbit.
Newsclipping, New Statesman, dated 27 September 1913, “The Hare (Romney Marsh)” by Edith Nesbit.
Newsclipping, New Statesman, no date “The Witch (Romney Marsh)” by Edith Nesbit.
Newsclipping, New Statesman, no date, “Romney Marsh The Cherub’s Head” by Edith Nesbit.
Newsclipping, New Lays, dated 4 December 1915, Romney Marsh “The Pyre” by Edith Nesbit.
Newsclipping, no date “Romance” by Edith Nesbit.
Newsclipping, no date, “Three Women” by Edith Nesbit
Newsclipping, The Nation, dated 5 December 1908, “The Run of England” by Edith Nesbit.
Newsclipping, no date. “The Marble Child” by Edith Nesbit.
Newsclipping, no date, “The First Wrinkle” by Edith Nesbit.
Photograph
Photographer ad “The Lewisham Studio T. White photos” Edith Nesbit
Manuscript, no date, “Damned” by Edith Nesbit.
Newsclipping, no date, “The Herald” by Edith Nesbit
Newsclipping, no date, “Spring Song” by Edith Nesbit
Newsclipping, no date, “The Third Bag-A Sentimental Comedy” by Edith Nesbit.
Newsclipping, The E-W, dated 17 October 1912, “Take Care” by Edith Nesbit.
Newsclipping, The E-W, dated 29 December 1922, “Mendelssohn’s Songs” by edith Nesbit.
Handwritten Manuscript, no date, “Dead or Alive.”
Newsclipping, Westminister Gazette, dated 1 April ?, “Dead or Alive” by Edith Nesbit.
Manuscript Waste
Typed “Home”
Handwritten from ? to Edith Nesbit, no date, “With Love.”
Handwritten letter from Mrs. S (signed) to ?, dated 15 August 1917, 15 August 1918.
Handwritten name French title {Fraut erish des Lebens, no date.
Typed Letter, Westminister Gazette, dated 11 October 1918.
Photographs
 
  Photos of Edith Nesbit. Includes 1 framed portrait, two photos by photographer David Morris (1 may be a reproduction), one photo by unknown photographer, and one negative. All black and white.  
2:2 Manila envelope addressed to “Miss G.E.C. Nebel.”  
  Schedule for University of London Matriculation Examination, June 1904  
  Certificate for admission to the Royal Society of Teachers for Gertrude Ellen Carolina Bland (August 1916) and a certificate from the Teacher’s Registration Council, same name/date.  
  Another document from the Teacher’s Administration Council with a list of Nebel’s degrees and experience.  
  Notice of transfer from Union St. School (Girl’s department) to Wood St. School. Form letter, dated 3/30/1914 to Nebel.  
  Notice of salary increase to 150 pounds per year, addressed to Bland, date 12/8/1917.  
  Letter addressed to Nebel from the Technical Education Board regarding admission to a two-year course at the London Day Training College, date 9/22/1904.  
  Letter to Nebel from the Training College principal regarding opening meeting. 9/24/1904.  
  Letter to Nebel on 6/12/1906. Request to fill out and send an enclosed form by return. Form not in envelope.  
  Letter from London County Council to Nebel regarding the award of a Teacher’s Training Scholarship, requesting reply. Date 11/12/1904.  
  Letter from LCC to Nebel, notifying her of delay in effective transfer to Wood St. School due to early closing. 3/17/1914.  
  Notice of scholarship requirements from LCC technical education board for training scholarships. No addressee. October, 1903.  
  Letter from LCC, naming an appointment for Nebel to Union St. School (Girl’s Department) effective 3/4/1907. Letter dated 2/13/1907.  
  Letter to Nebel from Board of Education, notifying her of her acceptance as a certified teacher, effective August 1906. Date of letter January 1907.  
  Rectangular card with address and phone number: Dockland Settlement, Canning Town E. 16, and telephone Albert Dock 1171/2. Handwritten text reads “With Reginald [indecipherable], Grateful Thanks, January, 1934.  
  Postcard to Nebel from LDTC, stating that all two-year students examined in July have passed, and that a Miss Selley has obtained distinction. Date 10/12/1906.  
  Page from the London Times, dated 11/7/1805. Contains transcriptions of letters from the Admiralty Office regarding the Battle of Trafalgar.  
2.3 Blue file folder labeled “Bland Letters.”  
  Manila envelope labeled “Original E. Nesbit Letters.” Contains a total of 12 letters, 5 adressed to Gertrude, 4 addressed to children, and 3 poems, one of them a photo reproduction). Signatures vary, but all appear to be in the same hand. Dates range from 1918 to 1919.  
  1 typed letter from Dr. Selwyn Goodmere to a Julia. Seems to be regarding research on a female writer. Possibly Nesbit, but no names are mentioned. Dated 4/19/1987.  
  Editorial notes that mention Nesbit from Selwyn Goodmere. No addressee or date, typed. Possibly part of a larger letter.  
  Hand-made paper folder, labeled “Murat.” Has several hand-written notes regarding contents of correspondence. Contains:  
  Postcard with image of a painting from Winchester College, signed by members of the Courlander family, addressed to “Mrs. Nesbit Bland.” Postmark 8/12/1912.  
  Two letters addressed to a “Paul,” written in identical hand on pieces of stationary from 36, Brook Green, W.6. Signature appears to read “Arnold Barron” (initials A.B.). Both letters seem to be regarding a banner or coat of arms, and have small sketches.  
  Letter to a Mrs. Bland on gray stationary from 47, Queensborough Terrace, Portchester Gate, W., From Alphonse Courlander. It seems to be requesting an interview from Bland regarding her latest story.  
  A poem on two small pieces of notepaper, signed “Caris Brooke.” No addressee or date.  
  Letter to Mr. Bland from Hermann Vezin (on self-addressed stationary). Seems to be declining an invitation of some kind. Dated 6/27/1910.  
  Letter from the editor of the English Illustrated Magazine, declining to publish several sonnets by the addressee, presumably Nesbit. Dated 3/31/84.  
  Letter to a “Dear Madame” from A.J. MacPherson regarding a letter of James of Murray’s, about a resolution passed by the Westminster [Bench], published by a Hyndman. Requesting a copy of the addressee’s resolution. Dated 12/10/85.  
  3 letters addressed to “My dear Comrade” dates 12/15/85, 2/26/86, and 4/28/86. All from a “C. Fitzgerald.” Letters refer to Hyndman again.  
  Letter to a Mr. Locker from “H. April” regarding a request to write Bland about her work. Addressed to 25 Chesham St. S.W. No date.  
3:1 Here in the "Grey Box", we can notice three different parts: the first one is an Album, the second is a correspondence between Mrs Moore, Mrs Streatfeild and also Mr Earnest Benn, and the third one is the records of Mrs Bland's Examination and work informations.

The album, contains the photos of Paul Bland with his military permissions during World War I. The permissions seem to allow him to go to London, they are dated in 11/3/1919, 10/9/1918, 30/12/1918.There is also some pictures of his brothers in arms, a little girl, a dog called Jack...all these picture are in black and white. This Paul Bland could have been her husband or her son.

Then come the correspondence :about a hundred letters sometimes typed and sometimes handwritten. The major theme of this series of letters is those articles concerning E. Nesbit. Indeed Mrs. Streatfeild tries to find out all the "Girl's own" articles about Nesbit, the title of the series seems to be "the Child who was afraid". She seems to to have found the articles concerning her childhood. Following Moore's correspondence of the 26th April 1958.We also have the comments of Mr Benn upon Nesbit's Work: a lot of humour, high spirits, rapid action, vivid character, memorable plots, first rate writing...A parallel is drawn by Benn between Streatfeild's work and Nesbit's work; especially the fact that they have both some great subjects in their works. Several other documents are added to this correspondence; the front and back page of Ferguson's book Nymphs and Satires. You can find a register, a letter to thank the probably future editor of Nesbit bibliography written by Moore. She also received a response from Mr Benn limited publishers saying that they must publish her book here is the start of their correspondence: March 3rd 1931 proposal for Moore's book, then come a letter where she asks for an appointment with the boos of the publishing company Earnest Benn. February 3rd 1936, some problems in the correspondence because the author and the publisher don't live in the same town (Norfolk lodge and London). January 21st 1936, how he work is selling well, the boss asks for her agreement to sold the stock. October 3 1935 Moore wanted to publish another book but the "Bouverie House" didn't want to preferring to keep selling the best seller on E Nesbit, they also want her to keep working on this subject.

Finally the last set of documents deals with Mrs Bland's examination and work information about teaching. But the first document is a "programme" for a concert at the Royal Albert Hall on October 14th 1911. The representation is divided into several parts: songs, chorus, orchestra....There is also a diary dedicated to the report of the daily work at the London College in 1905.Here is a document concerning Mrs Nebel's funds and her salary as a schoolmaster, several teaching instruments can be also found right here like a school board for teacher in the region of London, a book where the girls student of the university of Cambridge are registered to have the exams in December 1900, there are also another list of students who pass their exams in June 1904 at the Universty of London. Some final exams subjects are also present in different field of study like: English, French, History, Nature Study,Geography, Drawing, Science, Composition, Geometry....There also some postal card from several different persons like Alice, Jocelyne, Doris and the most recurrent name is Mrs Bland.

 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Typed letter (copy) from Doris Langley Moore to Ernest Benn, dated 5 October 1935, 1 p., Asked for statement of account.
Typed letter (copy) from Doris Langley Moore to Ernest Benn, dated 30 September 1935, 1 p., About copyright on Nesbit’s biography.
Typed letter (copy) from Doris Langley Moore to Chief Accountant E.B. Ltd., dated 23 May 1935, 1 p., Income tax statement request.
Typed letter (copy) from Doris Langley Moore to Ernest Benn, dated 8 April 1935, 1 p., Response to his letters about (autoo?) of her father.
Typed letter from {Harriet} Benn to Doris Langley Moore, dated 25 March 1935, 1 p., About letter from Moore’s father.
Typed letter from {Ganniel} Benn to Doris Langley Moore, dated 13 March 1935, 1p., “Daniel Mcmillan was the…”
6 letters between Mrs. Moore and J.H. Sikes regarding her research.
Two letters to Edith Nesbit
Letter headed: 'Copy of a letter from E. Merit's sister Mary Nesbit, written to her Uncle Edward Planta Nesbit'.
Six letters (copies) between Edith Nesbit and Little Daisy.
Copy of a newspaper cutting, 'furnished by Mr. Tucker, concerning Edith Nesbit' s brother.
File with photocopies of Parish History of Halstead', by Geoffrey Kitchener with 2 letters to Julia Briggs from Geoffrey Kitchener.
 

Five letters between Doris Langley-Moore and Noel Streatfield.
Dust jacket of Nymphs and Satires by Rachel Ferguson.
Typed list, headed Names and Addresses of Helpers. (5 pages)
115 letters between Doris Langley-Moore and Ernest Benn Ltd. (E. Benn's letters are originals, Langley-Moore's are carbon copies with no signatures and only two or three are handwritten).
'Memorandum of Agreement'. Document between Mrs. Langley-Moore and Ernest Benn, concerning the work entitled 'Life of E. Nesbit', dated March 31st 1932.
Four page list of helpers who should 'receive copies of E. Nesbit in return for their services in various capacities'.


delicate print from a woodcutting
2 letters from Clementine Churchill (1 handwritten, one typed, but with original signature) to Mrs. G. Bland.
Envelope addressed to Sapper Paul Bland, with locks of hair, marriage notice mounted on a card
and a photo.
Three more personal letters
Six or so early photos of family?
2 notelets from Margaret Taylor? Don’t know to whom.

'Mrs. G. Bland (Miss Gertrude Nebel)
Examination papers )
Teacher Certificates ) 1900-1911
Theatre Programme* )
*This programme from the Royal Albert Hall entitled 'Madame Albani's Grand Farewell Concert and Benefit', Sat Oct 14th 1911, with a few manuscript notes written in by GSD?

 
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Handwritten Notes London Magazine, dated 1905, 2 pp.
Handwritten Transcripts of diaries at LSE, no date 14 pp.
Handwritten Notes Shaw An Autobiography, dated 1874-1897, 1 p.
Handwritten Notes Bernard Shaw Collected Letters, dated 1874-1897, 7 pp.
Handwritten Notes Arthur Nethercot The First Five Lives of Annie, no date, 4 pp.
Handwritten Notes Minute Books at Nuffield, no date 4 pp.
Handwritten Notes Correspndence at Nuffield, no date, 12 pp.
Handwritten Notes “Nesbit,” no date, 1 p.
Handwritten Notes “Childhood Chapter,” no date, 1 p.
Handwritten Notes “Nister’s Holiday Annuls, “dated 1894, 2 pp.
Handwritten Notes 1 p.
Handwritten Notes “Marriage, Work and Fabianism,” no date, 6 pp.
Handwritten Notes Chapter 2, no date, 3 pp.
Handwritten Notes “Lays and Legends,” dated 1886, 4 pp.
Handwritten Notes “Leaves of Life,” dated 1888, 2 pp.
Handwritten Notes on radio show “Mrs. Kes’s, 4 pp.
Handwritten Notes “Beatrice Welsh on Marriage”
Typed letter from Sanjay Sircar to Julie Briggs, no date, 1 p.,“Having seen your appeal for Nesbit material in the TLS..”
Typed letter from Sanjay Sircar to Julie Briggs, no date, 2 pp.,“I was overwhelmed with joy on receiving your letter.”
Handwritten letter from Sanjay Sircar to Julie Briggs, no date, 1 p., “Many thanks for your letter of early January.”
Typed letter from Sanjay Sircar to Julie Briggs, no date, 1p., “Thank you very much for your extremely kind letter.”
Handwritten Notes 3 pp
Handwritten Notes “Publishing Records” 2 pp.
Handwritten Notes “Day In and Day Out”, dated 1924, 2 pp.
Handwritten Notes Floral tributes at her funeral, no date, 1 p
Handwritten Notes Books listed in the London Library catalogue, no date, 1 p.
Handwritten Notes “Thoughts,” no date, 1 p.
Handwritten Notes from Margaret Taylor’s files, no date, 4 pp.
Handwritten letter from John Bell on Christmas Eve 197? To Julia Briggs.
Handwritten Notes “Conversation in{NanS 1 Carter, no date, 1 p.
Typed Notes from biography of Doris Langley Moore, no date, 1 p.
Carbon copy “Edith Nesbit 1974,” 1 p.
Photocopy note “Edith Nesbit May ’74,” 2 pp.
Handwritten Notes 2 pp.
Newsclipping “Reading Behind the Lines” TLS Children’s Books by Margaret Meek, dated 1 October 1976.
Handwritten list of books in Bodley Catalogue
Handwritten looseleaf papers, no date, 3 pp., titled “Books in Bodley Catalogue.”
Handwritten looseleaf papers, no date, 14pp., titled “Transcripts of Diaries at LSE Brit. Lib. or Political and Economic Science.” (No publication without permission{Jimn} Shaw Trustees.
Handwritten looseleaf papers, titled “Shaw An Autobiography 1856-1898, Bodley Open Shelves-{WKR}, Selected from his writings by Stanley Weintraub, 1970. 1 p.
Handwritten looseleaf papers, titled Bernard Shaw. Collected Letters 1874-1897 Ed. Dan H. Lawrence 1965, 3pp.
Handwritten looseleaf papers, titled Collected Letters 1898-1910 ed D.H. Lawrence 1972, 3 pp.
Handwritten looseleaf papers, titled Extra Paragraph <Doris Langley Moore’s Revised Life – p287 (old p. 283), 1 p.
Handwritten looseleaf papers, titled Arthur Nethercot The First Five Lives of Annie – reference list 2 pp.
Handwritten looseleaf papers, notes from Edward Bernstein My Years of Exile, 2 pp.
Handwritten looseleaf papers, titled Minute Books Nuffield timeline notes, 5 pp.
Handwritten looseleaf papers, titled Correspondence (etc) at Nuffield, 10 pp.
Handwritten looseleaf notes on Bland’s relationships, 3 pp.
Handwritten paper notes on Edith Nesbit’s “row with publishers over illustrations” 1 p.
Handwritten looseleaf papers, titled Childhood Chapter notes
Handwritten looseleaf notes on Edith Nesbit’s publication, 2 pp.
Handwritten looseleaf notes on manuscript revision.
Handwritten looseleaf papers, titled “Marriage, Work and Fabianism” 6 pp.
Handwritten looseleaf notes on life, 3 pp.
Blank loosleaf page
Handwritten looseleaf papers, titled “Lays and Legends,” 4 pp.
Handwritten looseleaf papers, titled “Leaves of Life” by Edith Nesbit, contents list 2 pp.
Handwritten looseleaf notes from Mrs. {Kes’s} radiotalk, 4 pp.
Handwritten looseleaf manuscript notes, 1 p.
Typed letter from Sanjay Sircar at the Australian National University to Mrs. Julia Briggs, no date, 1 p., Asks for information/sources for his MA Thesis on Nesbit and Mrs. Molesworth.
Typed letter from Sanjay Sircar to Julie Briggs, no date, 1 p., With attached passage “Thank you for her letter”
Handwritten letter from Sanjay Sircar to Mrs. Briggs, no date, 1 p., Response to her letter.
Typed letter from Sanjay Sircar to Mrs. Briggs – shares sources.
Handwritten sheets notes on chronology, no date, 3 pp.
Handwritten looseleaf papers date, 1 p.
Handwritten looseleaf papers Publishing record, 2 pp.
Handwritten looseleaf papers, “Day In and Day Out.” 2 pp.


Handwritten notes from John O’London’s Weekly, dated 15 November 1919, 5 pp.
Notes from Marshall Steele: The One and All Recites, published by John Lane, The Bodley Head , dated 1901, 1 p.
Notes Sylvia’s Home Journal, 1 p.
Notes contributions to The Argosy, edited by Mrs. Henry woods (1880-1890), 4 pp.
Photocopy of “Yododhara” from The Argosy 40(1885?): 372-380, signed Fabian Bland.
Photocopy of “The Fabric of a Vision” from The Argosy 39(1884?): 234-244, Fabian Bland.
Photocopy of “The Wishing Tree” by Edith Nesbit, Windsor Magazine VI(1897):59-60.
Photocopy of “A Perfect Stranger” by Edith Nesbit, Windsor Magazine 10(1899- Summer):168-177.
Photocopy of “The Letter in Brown Ink” by Edith Nesbit ,Windsor Magazine 10(Autumn 1899):352-359.
Photocopy of “G.H. and I” by Edith Nesbit, The Mall Magazine XVI(1898):534-542.
Notes Green book systems and Neon chart, 2 pp.
Photocopy of “The Three Drugs” by Edith Nesbit, Fear, dated 1910, 161-180.
Photocopy of “The Power of Darkness” by Edith Nesbit, The Strand (possibly XXIV), dated 1905, -57.
Photocopy of “The Aunt and the Editor” Man and Maid
Notes from The Neolith, 5 pp.
Photocopy appears to be a play – “Queen Maacah, Queen Abigail, Queen Bathsheba,” 10 pp., first page missing.
Notes from The Neolith II, dated 1908, 12 pp.
Notes Wings and the Child, Hodder and Stronghton, dated 1913, 2 pp.


Handwritten timeline 2 pp.
Notes Oswald [Brron], no date, 11 pp.
Notes Correspondence, no date, 12 pp.
Notes Doris Langley Moore Session III, no date, 11 pp.
Notes Doris Langley Moore Session IV, no date 13 pp.
Notes Doris Langley Moore Session V, no date, 16 pp.
Notes Doris Langley Moore Session VI, no date, 7 pp.
Notes Doris Langley Moore Session VII, no date, 12 pp.
Notes “Loose Ends,” no date, 1 p.
Photocopy of handwritten Edith Nesbit’s Alice {Hoatson’s Account}, no date, 33 pp.
Photocopy of a letter from Edith Nesbit to Miss Ada Breakell, no date, 2 pp.
Photocopy extract from Edith Nesbit letter to Miss Ada Breakell, no date, 1 p.
Photocopy extract from Edith Nesbit letter to Miss Breakell, no date, 1 p.
Photocopy letter from Edith Nesbit to Ada Breakell, no date, 1 p.
Photocopy letter from Edith Nesbit to Ada Breakell, dated 1884, 2 pp.
Photocopy letter from Edith Nesbit to Ada Breakell, date 30 March 1884, 2 pp.
Photocopy letter from Edith Nesbit to Ada Breakell, no date, 4 pp.
Photocopy extract from Edith Nesbit letter to Ada Breakell, no date, 4 pp.
Photocopy extracts from article on Edith Nesbit, Literary Post, dated 6 July 1910, by Mary E. Breakell, 2 pp.

Handwritten letter from “John” to “Julia”, dated 6 October 1985, 2 pp., front and back, “More Fabian Bland prose is on its way.’
Handwritten letter to Julia Briggs unsigned, dated 10 October 1985.
Newsclipping “Gerald Gould” (1885-1936), List of works.
Handwritten notes Anne Fremantle Good Words, no date, 5 pp.
Handwritten notes 2 pp.
Handwritten notes Richard Haldane
Handwritten notes 21 pp.
Handwritten notes and telephone message attached to typed letter from Sarah Wimbusch to Julia Briggs, National Portrait Gallery, dated 21 August 1986, 1 p.
Typed notes from “Some of the early Fabian Society records, completed by Margaret Taylor, no date, 4 pp.
Handwritten letter from Margaret Taylor to Julia Briggs, dated 27 August 1986, 1 p., front and back, “Hope this helps a little!”
Handwritten letter from Stephanie, no date, 1 p., front and back, “I can see this is getting out of hand, but we must do the best we can.”
Handwritten letter from Margaret Taylor to Julia Briggs, dated 22 August 1986, 1 p., front and back, “By an odd coincidence….”
Handwritten notes The Chestertons by Mrs. Cecil Chesterton, dated 1941, 1 p.
Handwritten notes 7 pp.
Handwritten notes”Chronology” 1 p.
Handwritten notes “To My Wife Mildred” poem, no date, 1 p.
Handwritten notes 15 pp.
Book Announcement –The Archives of Mcmillan & Co., dated 1854-1924.
Handwritten letter from Sharona to Julia Briggs, no date, “Many, many apologies for not replying sooner.”
Handwritten letter and notes from Sharona to Julia Briggs, no date, 8 pp., “Here are the copies of Kipling’s letter to Edith Nesbit and the five Readers’ Reports.”
Handwritten notes Netta Sylvet’s “The Shattering Tree,” dated 1939, 3 pp.
Handwritten notes 3 pp., and photocopy of Notes and Reference.
Handwritten notes 1 p.
Handwritten notes Correspondence with Mcmillan, no date, 4 pp.
Handwritten notes “PCB-NBK 2,” no date, 1 p., front and back.
Typed and handwritten notes, Selected letters of Edith Bland to Morris Colles, no date, 7 pp.
Handwritten notes Noel Cowerd Present Indicative, dated 1938, 1 p.
Handwritten notes Lewis and Sybil a Memoir John Carson, dated 1972, 4 pp.
Handwritten notes 1 p.



Photocopy “Illustrators of Edith Nesbit” from the Junior Bookshelf 199-201
Photocopy “Daily Magic” by Edward Eager, The Horn Book Magazine, dated October 1958, 348-358.
Photocopy “A Further Note on the Illustrators of Edith Nesbit” by R.C. Green, The Junior Bookshelf, 321-322.
Photocopy “Edith Nesbit Treasure Seeker” by Roger Lancelyn Green , The Junior Bookshelf, dated October 1958, 175-185..
Photocopy “Edith Nesbit in Kent” by Marcus. Crouch in The Junior Bookshelf, dated January 1955, 11-21.
Photocopy “edith Nesbit As I Knew her” by Mavis Strange, The Hornbook Magazine, dated October 1958, 359-363.
Photocopy “Edith Nesbit and the Poor” by Allec Ellis, The Junior Bookshelf, dated August 1974, 73-78.
Photocopy “The Nesbit Influence” byNoel Streatfield, The Junior Bookshelf, no date, 187-193.
Photocopy Illustration “The Early Hours” by Joan Hassall.
Photocopy “The Nesbit Trandition” by Marcus Crouch, The Junior Bookshelf, no date, 194-198.
Typed notes “The Junior Bookshelf” list of articles on Edith Nesbit.
Photocopy “Peaces of Enchantment” by Eleanor Graham, dated Ocotober 1958, 364-365.
Photocopy “Chapter I of Understanding” from Wings and the Child by Hodder and Stonghton, 1918.
Photocopy “Chapter II Playthings” from Wings and the Child
Photocopy “Chapter IV excerpts “Imagination” from Wings and the Child
Photocopy Chapter V excerpts “Of Taking Root” from Wings and the Child
Photocopy Chapter VI excerpts ”Beauty and Knowledge” Wings and the Child
Photocopy Chapter VII excerpts “Of Building and Other Matters” Wings and the Child
Photocopy Chapter VIII excerpts “The Moral Code” Wings and the Child
Photocopy Chapter X excerpts “The One Thing Needful” Wings and the Child
Photocopy Chapter I “Romancium Gamus”
Photocopy Chapter II excerpts “Building Cities”
Photocopy Chapter IV excerpts “The Magic City”
 
6:1 Picture of man, n.d.  
  Postcard of Tudor Barn at Well Hall, n.d.  
  Picture of wedding party, n.d., with caption “Southend Parade, Eltham”  
  Positives of a house, n.d., 3 copies  
6:2 Photocopy of “Plaints and Paeans (In View of the General Election): part I,” 11 Oct 1885  
  Photocopy of “Plaints and Paeans (In View of the General Election): part II,” 18 Oct 1885, on top of stack and marked “poems published in The Weekly Dispatch  
  Photocopy of “Plaints and Paeans (In View of the General Election): part III,” 25 Oct 1885  
  Photocopy of “Plaints and Paeans (In View of the General Election): part IV,” 1 Nov 1885  
  Photocopy of “Plaints and Paeans (In View of the General Election): part V,” 8 Nov 1885  
  Photocopy of “Plaints and Paeans (In View of the General Election): part VI,” 15 Nov 1885  
  Photocopy of “A Song of Labour,” 21 Feb 1886  
  Photocopy of “Somnambulism,” 14 Feb 1886  
6:3 Copy of The Observer with article about E. Nesbit’s The Railway Children being made into a movie, 20 Dec 1970  
  Article cut from unidentified newspaper about The Railway Children being made into a movie, n.d.  
  Copy of “The Ultimate Cinemas of the Seventies” with article about The Railway Children being made into a movie, Dec 1970  
  Article from unidentified newspaper titled “Right Royal Treat for Kids…,” n.d.  
  Letter from Pat Clarke to Mrs. Paul Bland: “I am now pleased to send you herewith three complimentary tickets…,” 15 Dec 1970  
  Letter from Joan Hirst to Mrs. Bland: “Sir Noel is in Switzerland…,” 15 Dec 1970  
  Ticket for two to Press Show of The Railway Children, 14 Dec  
  Ticket stubs (tickets still attached) to Gala Opening of The Railway Children, 21 Dec 1970  
  Card: “This card will admit you to a reserved seat…,” n.d.  
  Letter to Mrs. Bland from Nigel Lassen: “May I draw to your attention that, due to a last minute change…,” 8 Dec 1970  
  Envelope addressed to Mrs. Bland from John Farquharson Ltd., n.d.  
6:4 Folder marked “Puffin Club. Correspondence with Mrs. G Bland, etc. Also correspondence 1964 after death of Paul Bland” (contained everything in this folder)  
  Letter from Siemens Brothers & Co. Ltd. To Mr. Lewis Nebel: “We are in receipt of your letter of the 21st…,” 22 Feb 1882 (with envelope)  
  Handwritten poem titled “Olivesodes, No. 1,” n.d., signed  
  Handwritten poem titled “Olivsodes, No. 2,” marked “19.1.60”  
  Christmas card to Mrs. Bland from Barbara Robertsen: “So sorry not to have written…,” n.d.  
  Card to Mrs. Bland from Doris: “Just a quick note to say that there has been a change in the transmission time…,” 1 May 1975  
  Letter to Mrs. Bland from Doris: “I hoe you are enjoying this ‘long hot summer’…,” 21 June 1975, 2 pages  
  Letter to Mrs. Nixon from Doris Kes: “I was so sad when I’d read your letter…,” 11 April 1976  
  Christmas card to Mrs. Bland from Keiko Sato: “E. Nesbit’s books are my favorite…,” n.d., with envelope  
  Letter to Mrs. Bland from Innes Rose: “You will be glad to know, I am sure, that I now have authority…,” 1 Dec 1964  
  Letter to Mrs. Bland from Innes Rose: “I think it would help considerably…,” 26 Oct 1964  
  Letter to Mrs. Bland from Reginald Page, (“re E. Nesbit (Royalties)”): “In order to obtain payment…,” 30 Oct 1964  
  Letter to Mrs. Bland from Reginald Page, (“re The Nesbit Royalties”): “We have to-day heard from the Solicitor…,” 30 Oct 1964  
  Letter to Mrs. Bland from Sylvia Mogg: “I feel so very guilty to have kept…,” 9 Dec 1975  
  Card to Mrs. Bland from Janice Brent (“Kaye Webb’s secretary”): “Just to let you know that your letter to Kaye Webb has arrived safely….” 13 Jan 1976  
  Photograph of 2 drawings, one titled “A Conscientious Objector to Chins,” n.d.  
  Letter to Keiko Sato from Sylvia: “As you can see we have had the welcome letter rewritten…,” n.d., 2 pages
Welcome letter/newsletter for Puffin Club
 
6:5 Letter to Mrs. Bland from Jeanne Mackenzie: “I just wanted to thank you for being so kind..,” 13 May
Notation: “Borrowed by Norman Mackenzie…,” n.d.
 
  Letter to Mrs. Bland from Norman Mackenzie: “It was kind of you to write so nicely…,” 20 Nov 1973  
  Letter to Mrs. Bland from Norman Mackenzie: “I was sorry to have missed you at the opening of the E. Nesbit Exhibition…,” 6 May 1974  
  Picture of house, captioned “The Long Boat. New Romney,” n.d.  
  Envelope addressed to Mrs. Bland  
  Flyer for ‘E. Nesbit and Well Hall’ Exhibition at Well Hall, handwritten directions on back, 3 copies  
  Letter to Mrs. Bland from Margaret Taylor: “First a belated but very grateful ‘thank you’ for my Christmas box of chocolates….” 16 Jan 1975  
  Copy of Community Magazine of Romney Marsh Group of Parishes, May 1974, with article on commemoration of 50th anniversary of E. Nesbit’s death  
  Envelope addressed to Mrs. Bland from the Puffin Club, post-dated 12 July 1974 (contained the following 3 items)
Letter to Mrs. Bland from Sylvia Mogg: “This is a copy of the article I have written fro Puffin Post.” 31 July 1974
 
  TM, signed by Sylvia Mogg: “Although I enjoyed my visit to the E. Nesbit Exhibition…”  
  Sheet of book plates (printed above: “Here is your year’s supply of Puffin Book Plates….”)  
  Letter to Mrs. Bland from Sylvia Mogg: “I was with the party of Puffin Club members who went to the E. Nesbit Exhibition…,” 10 May 1974  
  Letter to Mrs. Bland from Sylvia Mogg: “How very pleasant to received a letter from you…,” 17 Sept 1974  
  7 sheets of blank paper with Puffin Club logo  
  Article from Kentish Times: “Let’s go to the park…,” 2 May 1974  
  Blank post card of The Moat, Well Hall Pleasaunce, Eltham, n.d.  
  Newsletter for Puffin Club, n.d.  
  Picture of woman with boy, no names, n.d.  
  Picture of woman, no name, n.d.  
  Picture of flowers alongside a house, n.d.  
  Picture of E. Nesbit’s grave with wood tombstone, n.d.  
  Blank postcard of girls in a schoolroom, one holding a plaque that says “Class II,” no names, n.d.  
  Picture from unidentified newspaper, captioned: “Descendants of famous Well Hall families look at an Edith Nesbit commemorative bench…,” n.d.  
  TM – possible program for E. Nesbit Exhibition  
  Letter to Mrs. Bland from Anne Roper: “How good it was to meet you and your niece at Well Hall last Saturday….” 11 May 1974  
  Letter to Mrs. Bland from Anne Roper: “How good it was of you to make that long journey…,” 20 May 1974
Card with illustrated depiction of “Romney Marsh Group of Parishes”
 
  Letter to Mrs. Bland from Anne Roper: “Please don’t think me discontinuous for not having written before this…,” 16 June 1974, four 3 pence stamps attached  
  Article from The Telegraph titled “Unfamiliar Nesbit,” 27 Dec 1974  
  TM by George Seaver titled “Memories of E. Nesbit,” 14 Nov 1973, with a few corrections  
  Package still containing 4 sheets of Puffin Club stationary  
  Menu for Tudor Barn Restaurant marked “temporary printing,” April 1974  
  Article from “the Pioneer and Labour Journal” titled “Hubert Bland: An Appreciation,” 24 April 1914, in envelope marked both ‘Hubert Bland’s’ and ‘Gertrude B.’  
  Letter to Mrs. Bland from BBC producer Mark Shivas: “The Director of Programs has passed your letter to me…,” 27 Aug 1974  
  Photo of a church, no name, n.d.  
  Photo of E. Nesbit’s grave (much less clear than the other), n.d.  
  Drawing of angel with arrows titled “Ex libris E. Nesbit,” n.d.  
  Letter to Mrs. Bland from J.H. Lester: “I am writing to you as treasurer of the Eltham Society…,” 18 July 1974  
  Letter to Mrs. Bland from Herbert Trodd: “Or should I say ‘Dear Dil’!” 10 June 1974  
  Letter to Mrs. Bland from Margaret E. Taylor: “Please find enclosed the booklet….” 30 Apr  
  Letter to Mrs. Bland from Margaret Taylor: “Thank you for your letter which arrived yesterday….” 23 Apr  
  Letter to Mrs. Bland from Margaret Taylor: “I have delayed writing to you in the hope that I should be able to include a copy of the finished E. Nesbit commemorative booklet…,” 17 Apr 1974  
  Letter to Mrs. Bland from Margaret Taylor: “The delay in sending this thank-you letter…,” 28 July  
  Letter to Mrs. Bland from Margaret Taylor: “Thank you for your kind letter of July 9th…,” 21 July  
  Letter to Mrs. Bland from Margaret Taylor: “I was given your address by the agents for E. Nesbit…,” 1 May  
  Card from Puffin Club: “Congratulations Mrs. Bland. You have won a Puffin prize….” n.d.  
  Letter to Mrs. Bland from Sylvia Mogg: “This is to acknowledge that Mrs. Gertrude Bland has loaned the Puffin Club…,” 10 July 1974  
  Ticket (?): “Please admit one Puffineer to the Puffin Club Film Show of The Railway Children.” 23 Jan  
  Letter to Mrs. Bland from Sylvia Mogg: “I do hope that your membership pack arrived safely…,” 19 July 1974  
  Letter to Mrs. Bland from Sylvia Mogg: “Here is your membership pack as promised…,” n.d.  
  Letter to Mrs. Bland from Sylvia Mogg: “Thank you so much for your very kind reply…,” 24 June 1974, marked “Answered 5/7/74”  
  Envelope addressed to Mrs. Bland: “Hubert’s obituary!” post-dated 4 Aug 1974, containing the following 2 items  
  Letter to Mrs. Bland from Doris Kes: “I expect you have forgotten me from among your myriad visitors this summer…,” 4 Aug 1974  
  Letter to Mrs. Bland from Doris Kes: “I hope I’m not imposing on your good nature too much…,” 9 Aug 1974  
7:1 Marriage certificate for E. Nesbit and Hubert Bland  
  Floorplan with room descriptions, titled “Romney Marsh” (sp?)  
  Letter from Mrs. Strahan to Mrs. Briggs, post-dated 15 May 1989; “I have just finished reading A Woman of Passion…”, including photo of man and woman captioned “John and Marie Bland, Payn’s Hill, Summer 1946”  
  Photo of cover for Fabian Society with meeting details  
  Typed letter from Mrs. Arthur Watts to Miss Briggs, n.d.; “I have read your book about E. Nesbit with pleasure…”  
  Letter to Julia Briggs from Mary C. Francis, 6 August 1997; “Enclosed please find the original art…”, including 2 pictures of drawings  
  Small paperback, titled “E. Nesbit in Eltham,” compiled by Margaret Taylor, published 1974  
  Newspaper picture, with “ ‘Times’, November 10th, 1931” handwritten; captioned “A Link With Sir Thomas More – The picturesque 16th century building at Well Hall, Eltham…”  
  Letter to Mrs. Langley Moore from John Collins, “Please forgive loughand [sp?], but everyone has gone…” with list of 20 photograph descriptions  
  Full page from The Daily Mail, 5 November 1917, with “The Haunted Garden” by E. Nesbit  
7 Photo of E. Nesbit’s second husband
Photo of Child
Photo of E. Nesbit sitting in chair
Photo of Nesbit (head and shoulders)
Photo of E. Nesbit, “age 29”
Photo of E. Nesbit writing
Photo of Sarah Lesht (sp?)
Photo of George Bernard Shaw
Photo of Hubert Bland
Drawing of Hubert Bland, 1909
Woodcut of E. Nesbit
Photo of woman and child, out of focus, n.d., 2 copies
Photo of boy standing against wall, n.d., 2 copies
Photo of newspaper picture with caption “Edith’s home from 1889 to 1894…”, n.d.
Photo of magazine picture with caption “Well Hall, Eltham – E. Nesbit’s Home for 23 years.”
Photo of 10 people (bridal party?), n.d.
Photo of E. Nesbit at 18 with initials (S.V.?) in upper righthand corner, n.d., 3 copies
Photo of man and child at beach, n.d.
Photo of 7 people, n.d.
Photo of magazine pictures of E. Nesbit – ages 16 (cut off), 18, 26, and 31; n.d.
Photo of book cover – “’Lilies and Heartsease’, songs and sketches arranged by E. Nesbit and Robert Ellice Mack…”
Photo of woman (next to tin castle?)
Sheet of modern positives, 2 cut out
Negative of man with dog, caption “Fabian”, n.d.
Negative of woodcut, caption “Philip felt that it was best to stop the car…”
Negative of woodcut, captioned “It was heavy work turning the lions over.”
Negative of woodcut, captioned “Oh! my Daddy, my Daddy!”
Negative of man with dog (not the same as above), captioned “Charles restrained by Edward.”
Negative of woman, n.d.
Negative of E. Nesbit and unidentified man in front of a house, captioned “E. Nesbit and”
 
     
8 Schedules: Edith Nesbit’s daily schedules from 1908-1924 in chronological order, Describe Edith Nesbit’s progam.
In the first main part of box 8, there are a series of reports recording the principal subject by years.
Letter from ? to Lord {Junsony}, dated 1913, Regarding a testimonial in favor of Cecil Chesterton.
The literature does not stop during World War I, there is only in 1918 that there is nothing to do 1920. Edith Nesbit is tired of {association} with literary { }.
Newsclipping, Westminister Gazette, dated 1921, two of Edith Nesbit’s works and one of the
Newsclipping, Well Hole {B…}
In 1922, Arthur {Walts} was signaling out of {Dymehive}.
In 1919, there was a disapproval of Edith Nesbit’s psychoanalysis.
Letter to {com…?}and TTTucker, dated 1917, Tell him marriage is a totally new life.
Dated 1908, interesting view of socialism through children’s books, and also the {?} issues.
Newsclipping, Well Hole {?}, no date “Sole of Flowers and Fruits”
In the second part of box 8 is a kind of literature critics, who are charmed by the way Edith Nesbit leads, drives her stories in general. Her work is even compared to one of the most famous writers of the time which is {Tone Acustes}.
This critic is encouraged to read Edith Nesbit’s novel which are full of humor. In fact, “Her work can be considered as a gift.”
Edith Nesbit’s life is definitely interesting. Indeed she lived during “five or six distinct periods,” met a lot of distinguished figures throughout her life.
= Born in 1858, mid, Victorian era, talk about repressions, {expansions} and all their notions linked to the {U….ver} of Imperialism.
= Edith Nesbit playedboisterous game with Rossetti.
= She was there at the principal movement of the 1880’s: Socialism and Aesthetic.
= Because of her life as a bohemian, she met a lot of people.

Bernard Shaw, Mrs. Annie Besont, Mr. Sidney Webb, Sydney {Glivier}, Oscar Wilde, more {dis….?} She has a correspondence with almost all of them, like with Mr. Webb and Mr. Shaw in box 3.
 Finally, she faced Decadent Nineties of the Victorian age.
In this critic, Edith Nesbit is moved as a great writer.

Edith Nesbit encourages a lot of young writers like {Esquire Dunsary} or Gould. The {?} used her husband was killed during the Great War diminished her capacity to help young writers and write herself.
During and after the war she was more concerned about her housekeeping and gardening.
After she was unable to communicate with {un?}.
In this critic is the author for children who is seen as a wonderful one.
It seems that more than her work, her behavior made her a greta writer. She used all the treasure that she added in store for children’s literature.
She also wrote for adults but only half of {?} she did for children.
There are general pieces of information concerning Eith Nesbit’s bibliography/biography with a word from Doris Langley Moore.
Letter from {?} to {Etham} Kent, no date, Talk about Edith Nesbit and propose to {…….} Kent in order to {store} ideas.
Epilogue written by Edith Nesbit which deals with {tha..} Bonds who was her husband. She {depicts} her behavior and his thoughts and beliefs regarding several aspect of the life like the qulaity of intellectual honesty, religion and love.
The introduction is made by Cecil Chesterton, mainly depicts the way {?} husband Bond used to work.
 
Box 10 - This portion of the Edith Nesbit collection contains a number of letters written by and to Doris Langley Moore concerning her biography of Nesbit and requests for information. This box also contains several newspaper clippings of letters to the Editor written by Moore in an effort to reach unknown acquaintances of Nesbit. Highlights include letters to Moore from George Bernard Shaw and Sir Lawrence Olivier.
10:1 Typed letter from W. Nevinson to Doris Langley Moore, dated 13 February 1932, 1 p., “Many thanks for returning the E. Nesbit letters so promptly.”  
  Typed letter from W. Nevison to Doris Langley Moore, dated 11 February 1932, 1 p., “The book referred to was ‘In the Valley of Tophet.’”  
  Typed letter (copy) from E. Nesbit to Henry Nevinson, dated 1896, 2 pp., “Your book ‘In the Valley of Tophet’ has come here for review.”  
  Typed letter from Doris Langley Moore to Henry Nevinson, dated 8 February 1932, 1 p., “I have the honour to inform you that I am writing a biography of the late E. Nesbit under an agreement with Messrs. Ernest Benn, the present publishers of her works for children.”  
10:2 Typed unsent letter to the Editor of Time and Tide from Doris Langley Moore, dated 6 Feb. 1933, 1 p., Marked “Confidential,” “I should be much your debtor if you could see your way clear to publish the accompanying letter in your next issue…” Asks to correct “a very false impression” of E. Nesbit  
  Typed letter (copy) to the Editor of Time and Tide from Doris Langley Moore, dated 6 February 1933, 1 p., Marked “Published Version,” “I would be grateful if you would give the hospitality of your pages to a comment that I think might reasonably be allowed to make on Mr. Richard Sunne’s review of my book, ‘E. Nesbit.’  
  Typed letter to the Editor of The Daily Telegraph from Doris Langley Moore, dated 20 January 1933, 1 p., front and back, Note: “Private,” “Mrs. Doris Langley Moore will be very much obliged to the Editor of the Daily Telegraph if he will find room for the enclosed letter in his correspondence column.” On the back: the Letter to the Editor: “Sir, Miss Rebecca West’s review of my newly-published biography of E. Nesbit ends with this comment—“ About West’s failure to read the Acknowledgements page.  
  Newspaper clipping (The Universe) of letter by Doris Langley Moore, dated 3 June 1932, “S--, I am engaged in writing a life of E. Nesbit (Mrs. Hubert Bland), the author of children’s books, who lived for many years at West Hall, Eltham.” Asks for information on the Blands’ conversion to Catholicism.  
  Newspaper clipping (The Times Literary Supplement) from Doris Langley Moore, dated 14 May 1931, Asks for letters and photographs of E. Nesbit for her biography.  
  Newspaper clipping (The Times [London]) from Doris Langley Moore, dated 14 May 1931, Asks for letters and photographs of E. Nesbit for her biography.  
  Newspaper clipping (Spectator) from Doris Langley Moore, dated 16 May 1931, Asks for letters and photographs of E. Nesbit for her biography.  
  Typed letter (copy) from Doris Langley Moore to The London Mercury, dated 11 May 1931, 1 p., Marked “To be Published,” Asks for letters and photographs of E. Nesbit for her biography.  
10:3 Typed letter and c.c. from the News Chronicle to Doris Langley Moore, dated 11 February 1932, 1 p. Acknowledges receipt of Moore’s letter.  
10:4 Handwritten letter from Charles A. Norris to Doris Langley Moore, dated 27 November 1952, 1 p. “I was very pleased to know the work was satisfactory and I thank you for your generous payment.”  
  Typed letter (copy) from Doris Langley Moore to Charles Norris, dated 25 November 1932, 1 p., Notation of a enclosure. “Thank you very much indeed for your excellent work on my bibliography.”  
  Handwritten letter from Charles Norris to Doris Langley Moore, dated 24 November 1932, 2 pp., front and back, attached bibliography. “I have checked the Bibliography very carefully from our catalogue…”  
  Typed letter (copy) from Doris Langley Moore to Charles Norris, dated 21 November 1932, 1 p., front and back, “I am glad you will be able to undertake the job I telegraphed you about.”  
  Handwritten letter from Charles Norris to Doris Langley Moore, dated 6 October 1932, 1 p., “I have searched the Pall Mall and Windsor Magazines from 1900 to 1906 but have found no trace of ‘The Railway Children.’”  
  Typed letter (copy) from Doris Langley Moore’s secretary to Charles Norris, dated 2 June 1932, 1 p., “Mrs. Moore requests me to thank you for your answer to her enquiries.”  
  Handwritten letter from Charles Norris to Doris Langley Moore, dated 1 June 1932, 2 pp., “I am afraid I have not been as successful as usual with your enquiries.”  
  Typed letter (copy) from Doris Langley Moore to Charles Norris, dated 27 May 1932, 1 p., “Thank you very much indeed for your answer to my letter of last week.” Requests a first edition of E. Nesbit’s The New Treasure Seekers.  
  Handwritten letter from Charles Norris to Doris Langley Moore, dated 26 May 1932, 2 pp., “I am sorry to have kept you waiting for the information.” Lists Nesbit stories in The Strand.  
  Typed cc. letter from Doris Langley Moore to Charles Norris, dated 19 May 1932, 1 p., front and back, “Would you be so good as to do a little more Nesbit research work for me.”  
  Postcard from Charles Norris to Doris Langley Moore, postmarked 14 May 1932, “I thank you for your letter.”  
  Typed cc. letter from Doris Langley Moore to Charles Norris, 11 March 1932, 1 p., “Many thanks for your letter which tells me all I want to know.”  
  Typed letter from C. A. Norris to Doris Langley Moore, dated 9 March 1932, 1 p., front and back, “I have much pleasure in answering your queries.”  
  Typed letter (copy) from Doris Langley Moore to Charles Norris, dated 5 March 1932, 1 p., front and back, “I wonder if you would be kind enough to make a rather urgent request.”  
  Handwritten letter from C. A. Norris to Doris Langley Moore, dated 19 February 1932, 1 p., “I am in receipt of your letter and remittance for which I thank you.”  
  Group of letters: Typed letter (copy) from Doris Langley Moore to Charles Norris, dated 17 February 1932, 1 p., “I enclose my cheque for 15sh, with many thanks for the useful work you have done.” Attached to typed letter from Charles Norris to Doris Langley Moore, dated 15 February 1932, 2 pp., “I have much pleasure in enclosing nearly all the information you require. Also, attached to typed letter (copy) from Doris Langley Moore to Charles Norris, dated 10 February 1932, 2 pp., “Will you again undertake some museum researches for me?” Attached to handwritten letter from C. A. Norris to Doris Langley Moore, dated 5 February 1932, 1 p., “I have much pleasure in enclosing the information as required by you.” Attached to handwritten letter from C. A. Norris to Doris Langley Moore, dated 30 January 1932, 1 p., “I have searched the ‘Palace Journal’ as instructed by you.”  
10:5 Typed letter (copy) from Doris Langley Moore to Lord Olivier, dated 1 March 1932, 1 p., “I am very grateful indeed for your kind letter received this morning.”  
  Typed letter from Lord Olivier to Doris Langley Moore, dated 29 February 1932, 1 p., “I am very sorry to have disappointed you and given you the trouble of writing again.”  
  Typed letter (copy) from Doris Langley Moore to Lord Olivier, dated 10 February 1932, 1 p., “I am really deeply regretful at being obliged to trouble you again in connection with my biography of E. Nesbit.”  
  Typed letter (copy) from Doris Langley Moore to Lord Olivier, dated 26 November 1931, 1 p., front and back, “I was very grateful for your note received two weeks ago, telling me that you would see if you could send me any information about the early days of the Blands.”  
  Postcard from Lord Olivier to Doris Langley Moore, postmarked 9 November 1931, acknowledging receipt of her letter.  
  Typed letter (copy) from Doris Langley Moore to Lord Olivier, dated 31 October 1931, 1 p., Asks for reminiscences about E. Nesbit.  
10:6 Handwritten letter from A. R. Orage to Doris Langley Moore, dated 25 June 1931, 1 p., front and back, “I have been racking my brains for recollections of Hubert Bland…”  
  Typed letter (copy) from Doris Langley Moore to Mr. Orage, 6 May 1931, 2 pp., “You will be surprised to hear from this familiar address, and I am surprised and pleased too to have occasion to write to you…”  
10:7 Typed letter (copy) from Doris Langley Moore to Lord Passfield, dated 6 November 1931, 1 p., “I am extremely grateful for your kind letter of the 4th…”  
  Handwritten letter from Lord Passfield to Doris Langley Moore, dated 11 April 1931, 1 p., front and back, “I am sorry to say, in reply to your letter of 31 October, that I fear I am unable to help you with information about Mrs. Bland.”  
  Typed letter (copy) from Doris Langley Moore to Lord Passfield, dated 31 October 1931, 1 p., “I have the honour to inform you that I am writing a biography of the late E. Nesbit…”  
10:8 Postcard from Joan Platt to Doris Langley Moore, postmarked 21 July 1932, “Thank you for your letter.”  
  Group of letters: Typed letter (copy) from Doris Langley Moore to Joan Platt, dated 18 July 1932, 1 p., Asking for her husband’s initials for the acknowledgements page. Attached to Typed letter (copy) from Doris Langley Moore to Joan Platt, dated 5 December 1931, 1 p., “I am very grateful for your interesting communication about E. Nesbit.”  
  Handwritten letter from Joan Platt to Doris Langley Moore, dated 12 February 1931, 2 pp., front and back, “I enclose a letter which I received from the late ‘E. Nesbit’ in 1913.”  
10:9 Typed letter (copy) from Doris Langley Moore to Spencer Pryse, dated 21 July 1931, 1 p., Asking for information on E. Nesbit.  
  Typed letter from Proprietors of Punch to Doris Langley Moore, dated 15 June 1931, 1 p., Giving permission for the inclusion of a poem by E. Nesbit. Attached to a typed letter (copy) from Doris Langley Moore to the Editor of Punch, dated 11 June 1932, Asking for permission to reprint a poem.  
10:10 Handwritten letter from F. Ethel Ringland to Doris Langley Moore, dated 27 February 1933, 2 pp., A “fan letter” that congratulates Moore on the biography.  
  Handwritten letter from F. Ethel Ringland to Doris Langley Moore, dated 3 June 1931, 2 pp., front and back, about the Blands’ relationship to the Bennetts.  
  Handwritten letter from F. Ethel Ringland to Doris Langley Moore, dated 25 May 1931, 1 p., front and back, Expressing gladness about the usefulness of the cuttings that she had sent to Moore.  
  Handwritten letter from F. Ethel Ringland to Doris Langley Moore, dated 20 May 1931, 1 p., front and back, Notes in response to the Spectator request for information.  
  Newspaper clipping, no date, no title, “Miss Rosamund Bland also was encored for her song and graceful cymbal dance.”  
10:11 Handwritten letter from Berta Ruck to Doris Langley Moore, dated 24 September, 2 pp., “Yes! I can clear up the E. Nesbit book mystery.”  
  Typed letter (copy) from Doris Langley Moore to Berta Ruck, dated 20 September 1935, 1 p., “I received the enclosed letter from a bookseller the other day, and of course bought the Nesbit item which he offered.”  
  Typed letter (copy) marked “from E. Nesbit” to Berta Ruck, no date, 1 p., “I am so sorry about Arthur. I hope you are going to see him yourself.”  
  Typed letter (copy) from E. Nesbit to Berta Ruck, Marked “In the handwriting of Miss Olive Hill,” dated 17 March 1924, 2 pp., “I like the C. S. H. very much, as indeed I do everything you send me, but the…”  
  Typed letter (copy) from E. Nesbit to Berta Ruck, dated 3 December 1919, 1 p., signed “Your loving Duchess,” “This is to thank you for your last three letters.”  
  Typed letter (copy) from E. Nesbit to Berta Ruck, dated 26 July 1923, 1 p., “I like The Sick Pearl (of course that’s its name really).”  
  Typed letter (copy) from E. Nesbit to Berta Ruck, dated 20 June 1923, 2 pp., “Thank you. Yes—I always took an interest in your work and believed in it and thought you would do great things.”  
  Typed letter (copy) from E. Nesbit to Berta Ruck, dated 5 December, 1 p., “Thank you for the satisfying sketch of Arthur’s Party with its spirited illustrations.”  
  Typed letter (copy) from E. Nesbit to Berta Ruck, dated 11 August 1923, 1 p., “Thank you very much for your letters.”  
  Typed letter (copy) from E. Nesbit to Berta Ruck, dated 7 December, 1 p., “Thank you for your lovely Christmas presents.”  
  Typed letter (copy) from E. Nesbit to Berta Ruck, dated 21 April 1924, 1 p., “I will try to write to dear Berta myself.”  
  Typed letter from Berta Ruck to Doris Langley Moore, dated 23 January 1932, 9 pp., Discusses the enclosed Nesbit letters and provides a description of each one. Page 6 leaves off on the typing. The remaining 3 and a half pages are handwritten.  
10:12 Typed letter from H. Seal, Assistant Sales Manager of Selfridge $ Co. from Doris Langley Moore, dated 14 June 1932, 1 p., “In reply to your enquiry, we much regret that at the moment we are unable to send you any information.”  
  Attached, typed letter (copy) from Doris Langley Moore to Managing Director of Messrs. Gordon Selfridge Ltd., dated 9 June 1932, 1 p., “I should be very much obliged to you if you could furnish me with a certain piece of information…” About a model town - Magic City - exhibited there between 1910 and 1912.  
  Postcard from Athene Seyler to Doris Langley Moore, Postmarked May 1931, “I am filming all day and playing…”  
  Attached typed letter (copy) from Doris Langley Moore to Athene Seyler, dated 6 May 1931, 1 p., “I have just recollected that when we had that delightful day at Fountains’ Abbey in Yorkshire…”  
  Typed letter (copy) from Doris Langley Moore to Miss Evelyn Sharp, dated 17 February 1932, 1 p., “I am very grateful for your kind letter received this morning, and for the information it contains…”  
  Attached typed letter from Evelyn Sharp to Doris Langley Moore, dated 16 February 1932, 1 p., front and back, “I am afraid this is a very meager contribution to your biography,” About E. Nesbit’s support of the “Conciliation Bill” and women’s suffrage.  
  Attached typed letter (copy) from Doris Langley Moore to Evelyn Sharp, dated 15 February 1932, 1 p., “Mr. H. W. Nevinson has been kind enough to recommend me to get in touch with you…”  
10:13 Typed letter (copy) from Doris Langley Moore to George Bernard Shaw, dated 6 November 1931, 4 pp., “I am sorry that you remain adamant in your refusal to help me with my biography of ‘E. Nesbit.’” She wants him to have editorial control over the letters that he sent to E. Nesbit.  
  Typed letter (copy) from Doris Langley Moore to George Bernard Shaw, dated 11 May 1931, 2 pp., “I find it very hard to be denied the most desirable material that I am ever likely - or unlikely - to get for my life of E. Nesbit on the grounds that I shall probably not be able to steer between the Scylla of black paint and the Charybdis of whitewash.”  
  Typed letter (copy) from Doris Langley Moore to George Bernard Shaw, dated 5 May 1931, 2 pp., “I have the honour to inform you that I am working on a biography of ‘E. Nesbit.’”  
  Typed letter (copy) from Doris Langley Moore to George Bernard Shaw, dated 30 July 1932, 1 p., “You told me not to publish anything about yourself in my biography of E. Nesbit without letting you see what I had written. The book is finished…”  
  Typed letter (copy) from Doris Langley Moore to George Bernard Shaw, dated 26 May 1932, 1 p., “I am very sorry to trouble you again…” Asks for information on how Hubert Bland converted to Catholicism.  
  Typed copy of two postcards: from Georgina Mustus, Secretary to Doris Langley Moore, dated 15 August 1932, “In answer to your letter of the 30th July, Mr Bernard Shaw has asked me to say that he would prefer to see the proofs with the index.” And, from Blanche Patch, Secretary to Doris Langley Moore, dated 9 November 1931, “Mr Bernard Shaw asks me to say that he would like to have all quotations from his letters…” Handwritten note on photocopy by Doris Langley Moore, “Replied thanking, agreeing, and asking an interview, the 9th.”  
  Photocopy of postcards: from George Bernard Shaw to Doris Langley Moore, dated 27 May 1932, “I am like most of the others: I don’t know.” From George Bernard Shaw to Doris Langley Moore, dated 10 November 1931, “If you are passing 4 Whitehall Court tomorrow (Thursday) at 5:30 I shall be there until 6…” From Blanche Patch, Secretary to Doris Langley Moore, 8 May 1931, “Mr Bernard Shaw desires me to say that as Edith was an audaciously unconvential lady and Hubert an exceedingly unfaithful husband he does not see how a presentable biography is possible as yet…”  
10:14 Typed letter from Florence R. Simpson to Doris Langley Moore, dated 23 May 1931, 2 pp., “My sister and I are interested in your request concerning the late Mrs. Bland, since we have recollections of the lady visiting this village many years ago.”  
10:15 Typed letter from Helen Moran to Doris Langley Moore, dated 14 June 1932, 1 p., “The death of Mr. Squire’s mother has made it necessary for him to be in Devonshire for a week…”  
  Typed letter (copy) from Doris Langley Moore to Mr. Squire, dated 7 June 1932, 1 p., “I writer in the utmost trepidation…”  
  Typed letter (copy) from Doris Langley Moore to Mr. Squire, dated 21 July 1931, 1 p., “I take the liberty of reminding you of your kind promise to write me some notes…”  
  Typed letter (copy) from Doris Langley Moore to J. C. Squire, dated 6 May 1931, 2 pp., Handwritten note: “Interviewed him,” “When I had the pleasure of meeting you at the First Edition Club dinner I was arranging to take your advice on the question of broadcasting talk about modern poetry.”  
10:16 Typed letter from [Wromhead], Secretary to Doris Langley Moore, 6 August 1932, 1 p., “Miss G. B. Stern asks me to apologize for not writing herself but she is exceedingly busy.”  
  Typed letter (copy) from Doris Langley Moore to G. B. Stern, dated 15 May 1931, 1 p., Asks for an interview.  
  Typed letter from G. B. Stern to Doris Langley Moore, dated 7 May 1931, 1 p., “Thank you very much for your letter.”  
  Typed letter (copy) from Doris Langley Moore to G. B. Stern, dated 5 May 1931, 1 p., Asks for information on E. Nesbit.  
10:17 Typed letter (copy) from Doris Langley Moore to Mr. Symons, dated 15 May 1932, 1 p., “I enclose copies of the Corvo letters as you requested.”  
  Typed letter (copy) from Doris Langley Moore to Mr. Symons, dated 14 July 1932, 1 p., “I wonder if you could possibly let me know to whom I must apply to get permission for the use of one of Corvo’s letters in the Nesbit biography.”  
  Typed letter to Doris Langley Moore from A. J. A. Symons, dated 23 June 1932, 1 p., “Here are the originals of Corvo’s letters to John Bland.”  
  Postcard from A. J. A. Symons to Doris Langley Moore, postmarked 18 June 1932, “Many thanks for the reminder.”  
  Typed letter from A. J. A. Symons to Doris Langley Moore, dated 2 June 1932, 1 p., “Please forgive my silence.”  
  Typed letter (copy) from Doris Langley Moore to A. J. A. Symons, dated 24 May 1932, 1 p., “I should be exceedingly obliged if you would send me Baron Corvo’s correspondence with John Bland…”  
  Postcard from A. J. A. Symons to Doris Langley Moore, no date, “Of course. Please quote, cite, excerpt and paraphrase any thing useful.”  
10:18 Typed letter from the Editor of The Universe to Doris Langley Moore, dated 18 June 1932, 1 p., “Thanks very much for your letter. I am much interested in what you tell me about the Blands.” About her request for the Editor to check the “Catholic Who’s Who.”  
  Typed letter (copy) from Doris Langley Moore to H. S. Dean, Esq., Editor of The Universe, dated 16 June 1932, 1 p., “I thank you very much indeed for your kind reply to my last letter.” Provides a synopsis on what she found out about the Blands and Catholicism.  
  Typed letter from H. S. Dean to Doris Langley Moore, dated 15 June 1932, 1 p., “I am sorry that little or no information has been forthcoming about the Blands.”  
  Typed letter (copy) from Doris Langley Moore to the Editor of The Universe, dated 13 June 1932, 1 p., “I am very sorry to trouble you again in connection with my enquiry about the conversion of Mr and Mrs Hubert Bland.”  
  Typed letter (copy) from Doris Langley Moore to the Editor of The Universe, dated 24 May 1932, 1 p., “I thank you for your letter received this morning in which you you [SIC] tell me that you have been unable to learn anything about the conversion of the Blands to the Catholic faith.”  
  Typed letter (copy) from Doris Langley Moore to the Editor of The Universe, dated 24 May 1932, 1 p., Asks for information on the Blands’ conversion to Catholicism.  
  Typed letter from H. S. Dean to Doris Langley Moore, dated 23 May 1932, 1 p., “I am afraid I do not know anything about the Blands.”  
  Typed letter (copy) from Doris Langley Moore to the Editor of The Universe, dated 19 May 1932, 1 p., “I am engaged in writing the biography…” Asks for information about the Bland conversion and that her enquiry be kept private.  
10:19 Typed letter from J. B. Pinker & Sons to Doris Langley Moore, dated 18 November 1932, 1 p., “I must apologize for the delay in answering you [SIC] letter concerning Mrs Bland.”  
  Typed letter (copy) from Doris Langley Moore to J. B. Pinker and Sons, dated 11 June 1932, 1 p., Asks for information as J. B. Pinker was Nesbit’s agent.  
10:20 Typed timeline of Nesbit publication from 1892 – 1907. Notation at top: “find published 1890…”  
  Typed letter (copy) from Doris Langley Moore to Gustave Tuck, dated 6 November 1931, 1 p., “In your recent letter addressed to Harrogate you were so good as to say that you would give me an interview in connection with ‘E. Nesbit’ when I was next in London.”  
  Typed letter (copy) from Doris Langley Moore to Gustave Tuck, dated 22 October 1931, 1 p., a thank you for his agreement to assist with information on Nesbit.  
  Typed letter from Managing Director, Raphael Tuck & Sons to Doris Langley Moore, dated 20 October 1931, 1 p., Contains a stamp of the “National Scheme for Disabled Men,” Suggests that he meet with Doris Langley Moore to share his memories of E. Nesbit.  
  Typed letter (copy) from Doris Langley Moore to the Managing Director of Raphael Tuck & Sons, dated 19 October 1931, 1 p., Asks for information on Nesbit.  
  Seward, Barbara. "Elizabeth Bowen's World of Impoverished Love." College English 18 (Oct. 1956): 30-37.  
10:21 Typed letter from Assistant Editor of The Strand magazine to Doris Langley Moore, dated 21 December 1931, 1 p., Information on Nesbit’s publication in The Strand.  
  Attached to typed letter (copy) from Doris Langley Moore to the Editor of The Strand, dated 16 December 1931, 1 p., front and back, Asks for publication information.  
10:22 Typed letter (copy) from Doris Langley Moore to A. A. Sykes, Esq., dated 20 July 1931, 1 p., “I am very grateful for your kind letter of the 17th.”  
  Typed letter from Arthur A. Sykes to Doris Langley Moore, dated 17 July 1931, 1 p., “In reply to yours just received, I much regret that my recollections of Daisy Nesbit, of about 1875 – 7, are rather scanty.”  
  Typed letter (copy) from Doris Langley Moore to A. A. Sykes, dated 15 July 1931, 1 p., Requests information on Nesbit.  
10:23 Typed letter from Susan Holmes to Doris Langley Moore, dated 10 July 1932, 1 p., “In reply to your letter, the initials of Mrs. Thorndike are AM.”  
  Typed letter from Doris Langley Moore to Miss Holmes, dated 18 July 1932, 1 p., Asks for Mrs. Thorndike’s initials for the Acknowledgement page of the biography.  
  Typed letter from S. Holmes to Miss Bemrose, dated 15 June 1932, 1 p., “I am extremely sorry that I can get no information from Mrs. Thorndike, except that she and the family knew E. Nesbit for nearly 20 years.”  
  Typed letter (copy) from Doris Langley Moore to Miss S. Holmes, dated 10 June 1932, 1 p., Asks for S. Holmes to speak with Mrs. Thorndike.  
  Typed letter from S. Holmes to Doris Langley Moore, dated 10 June 1932, 1 p., “In reply to your letter Dame Sybil will not be back in England for six or eight months.”  
  Typed letter (copy) from Doris Langley Moore’s Secretary to Miss Sybil Thorndike’s Secretary, dated 8 June 1932, 1 p., About Moore’s need to get in touch with Mrs. Thorndike about Nesbit information.  
  Typed letter from Sybil Thorndike to Doris Langley Moore, dated 11 August 1931, 1 p., Apologizes that she cannot meet with Moore because her tour has begun.  
  Typed letter (copy) from Doris Langley Moore to Sybil Thorndike, dated 24 June 1931, 1 p., Handwritten note: “wrote asking for an app. 7th Aug.,” “Perhaps you are glad, but I am very sorry not to have rung you up this month…”  
  Typed letter from Sybil Thorndike to Doris Langley Moore, dated 22 May 1931, 1 p., Apologizes for not being available for a meeting.  
  Typed letter (copy) from Doris Langley Moore to Sybil Thorndike, dated 18 May 1931, 1 p., Asks for an appointment.  
  Typed letter from Sybil Thorndike to Doris Langley Moore, dated 9 May 1931, 1 p., Asks to wait to meet until after filming.  
  Typed letter (copy) from Doris Langley Moore to Mrs. Lewis Casson, dated 6 May 1931, 1 p., Asks for information about E. Nesbit.  
10:24 Typed letter from E. Temple Thurston to Doris Langley Moore, dated 11 February 1932, 1 p., “I only met the late E. Nesbit on one occasion.”  
  Typed letter (copy) from Doris Langley Moore to E. Temple Thurston, dated 9 February 1932, 1 p., Asks for information.  
10:25 File marked “UNANSWERED LETTERS”  
  Typed letter (copy) from Doris Langley Moore to Mrs. Peggy Zeylmans, dated 19 November 1931, 1 p.  
  Typed letter (copy) from Doris Langley Moore to Alfred Sutro, dated 14 May 1931, 1 p.  
  Typed letter (copy) from Doris Langley Moore to Sir Frank Brangwyn, dated 6 November 1931, 2 pp.  
  Typed letter (copy) from Doris Langley Moore to Oswald Cox, Esq., dated 14 September 1931, 1 p.  
  Typed letter (copy) from Doris Langley Moore to Miss Violet Oakley, dated 15 July 1931, 1 p.  
  Typed letter (copy) from Doris Langley Moore to J. W. N. Sullivan, Marked URGENT, dated 25 May 1932, 1 p.  
10:26 Handwritten letter from Ann Verrall to Doris Langley Moore, dated 7 December 1931, 2 pp., “I heard from my sister in answer to my question as to where the Blands met.”  
  Typed letter (copy) from Doris Langley Moore to Ann Verrall, dated 1 December 1931, 1 p., Asks for information.  
  Typed letter (copy) from Doris Langley Moore to T. Fisher Unwin, dated 13 May 1931, 1 p., Asks for information.  
  Typed letter (copy) from Doris Langley Moore to Mr. Watts, dated 24 April 1933, 1 p., “I can’t tell you how pleased I was to have your charming note about my book.”  
  Handwritten letter from Commander Watts to Doris Langley Moore, no date, 1 p., “I must write and tell you how admirable I think your biography of Mrs. Bland is.”  
  Typed letter (copy) from Doris Langley Moore to Arthur Watts, dated 20 July 1931, 1 p., Asks for information.
Handwritten letter from Arthur Watts to Doris Langley Moore, dated 16 July 1931, 1 p., Agrees to give her information about the Blands.
 
  Typed letter (copy) from Doris Langley Moore to Arthur Watts, dated 14 July 1931, 1 p., “On the 12th of May I wrote to you at an address in Sutton which was evidently given me in error.”  
  Typed letter (copy) from Doris Langley Moore to Arthur Watts, dated 12 May 1931, 1 p., Asks for information.  
10:27 Typed letter (copy) from Doris Langley Moore to H. G. Wells, dated 7 July 1931, 1 p., Thanks him for the permission to use his letters.  
  Typed letter from the Secretary for H. G. Wells, dated 5 July 1932, 1 p., Stating that Wells has no objection to the quotation of his letters.  
  Typed letter (copy) from Doris Langley Moore to Miss Southgate, dated 30 May 1931, 1 p., “I see that, owning to a foolish oversight, I submitted to Mr. Wells an uncorrected copy of the letter…”  
  Typed letter (copy) from Doris Langley Moore to Miss Southgate, dated 26 May 1932, 1 p., Thanks her and asks that she give the letter to H. G. Wells.  
  Typed letter to Doris Langley Moore from Miss Southgate, dated 25 May 1932, 1 p., States that H. G. Wells is abroad.  
  Typed letter (copy) from Doris Langley Moore to H. G. Wells, dated 20 May 1932, 1 p., Asks permission to publish his letters.  
  Typed letter (copy) from Doris Langley Moore to H. G. Wells, dated 8 May 1932, 1 p., “You will see that I am keeping my promise to look after Mrs. Bland’s letters carefully and return them punctually.”  
  Typed letter (copy) from Doris Langley Moore to H. G. Wells, dated 6 May 1931, 2 pp., Asks for information.  
10:28 Typed letter from Emery Walker to Doris Langley Moore, dated 7 November 1931, 1 p., He has “no reminiscences” about E. Nesbit.  
  Typed letter (copy) from Doris Langley Moore to Emery Walker, dated 6 November 1931, 1 p., Asks for information.  
10:29 Handwritten letter from Woolwich Town Clerk to Doris Langley Moore, dated 3 March 1936, 1 p., front and back, About the acquisition of Well Hall.  
  Typed letter (copy) from Doris Langley Moore to the Borough Librarian, dated 2 March 1936, 1 p., “I must beg your urgent attention to my letter to you of February 19th.”  
  Typed letter (copy) from Doris Langley Moore to the Borough Librarian, dated 19 February 1936, 1 p., “In September 1932, we were in correspondence regarding the prospect of dedicating a Juvenile Library on the site of Well Hall House to the memory of Edith Nesbit, who lived there.”  
  Typed letter from the Borough Librarian to Doris Langley Moore, dated 21 September 1932, 1 p., Says that the committee will consider her suggestion of dedicating the Juvenile Library to “Evelyn Nesbitt.”  
  Typed letter from the Town Clerk of Woolwich (Sir Arthur B. Bryceson) to Doris Langley Moore, dated 20 July 1932, 1 p., Acknowledges receipt of her letter.  
  Typed letter (copy) from Doris Langley Moore to the Town Clerk, Arthur Bryceson, dated 15 July 1932, 1 p., Asks that the Council dedicate the Children’s library to the memory of Edith Nesbit and that she will contribute money towards it.  
  Typed letter form Arthur Bryceson to Doris Langley Moore, dated 1 July 1932, 1 p., “In reply to your letter of the 21st ultimo, ‘Well Hall House’ in which Evelyn Nesbitt lived, was demolished in March, 1931.”  
  Typed letter (copy) from Doris Langley Moore to the Town Clerk Borough of Eltham, dated 21 June 1932, 1 p., Asks for information on E. Nesbit.  
NOTEBOOKS
10:n1 Small black book, inside cover note: “Crossing Out merely indicates that the information has been copied into Card Index or elsewhere.” Titled “Nesbit Notebook 1,” contains interview notes.  
10:n2 Small grey book, with green binding that states “The Heraldic Series,” titled “E. Nesbit Notebook No. 2 (Private) Doris Langley Moore,” Contains interview notes.  
10:n3 Small grey book, black binding with a printed symbol “The Heraldic Series,” on the inside cover note: “The shorthand notes herein have been transcribed,” Titled “Nesbit Notebook # 3 Doris Langley Moore,” contains a list of interview notes contained within notebook along with notes, bits of paper marking various places and a postcard from Mrs. Christopher Singer, dated 25 June, “Thank you for your card…”  
10:n4 Small green/blue book, inside cover list of interview notes, Titled “Nesbit Notebooks No. 4,” contains interview notes, the last 28 pp. in shorthand.  
10:n5 Small brown book with a floral pattern with the word “Tennyson,” inside inscription “Daisy E. Nesbit Christmas 1877,” Cover page: “The Tennyson Birthday Book” 1877, produced by Henry S. King & Co., London, edited by Emily Shakespear, similar to a day planner, contains Tennyson quotations on one side and spaces to add names and birth year on the facing page.  
10:n6 Small dark brown book, cover title “The Portrait Birthday Book of Famous Names,” inside inscription “Paul Bland from Mother Xmas 1893,” one side of the page contains famous people’s birthdays and medallion portraits of 1 person/day with space on the facing page for birthdays.  
10:n7 Medium-sized black, thin book, inside cover inscription: “Mary C Nesbit December 1869 III,” contains handwritten poems and excerpts from literature, such as Owen Meredith, George Eliot, Charles Algernon Swinburne, Christina Rossetti, Robert Browning, and Victor Hugo, index copied out on back cover with last 2 pages with titles and authors in numerical order.  
10:n8 Medium black thin book, inside inscription “Daisy Bland Aug. 27, 1879 ‘deeply reperetted,” handwritten poems with a title index in the back.  
10:n9 Small brown leather book with daisies painted on the front, inside inscription, “To Hubert Bland from Daisy Nesbit for Xmas 1878,” a handwritten poem copied out in XLIV parts.  
11:1 Shipping envelope addressed to Mr. Arthur Colder Marshall  
12  Richmond {Bruhye}Willoughby Roah Twickenham Middlesex contains:
Photocopy letter from Arthur Colder Marshall to the Librarian at Hertford College concerning the donation of his personal library, dated 8 August 1988,
Handwritten note from Arthur Colder, “Not Thursday morning nor Tuesday morning.” Stapled to the note a memo, dated 30 August 1988 from the librarian to the governing body regarding this letter and a letter from N.G.Grum to Arthur Colder Marshall accepting his donation, dated 23 August 1988.
Photocopy letters Appear to be incomplete, written by Arthur Colder Marshall (?), the first letter appears to be regarding an expensive business trip to London., no date.
Photocopy letter from Arthur Colder Marshall(?) to “My dearest Lallin,” regarding social affairs.
Photocopy letters from Arthur Colder Marshall to “My own dearest Lan,” Letterhead reads: Petrograd,10 January 1914.” Personal correspondence, Arthur has apparently not received a letter from “Lan” for a long time and seems to be having writer’s block.
Photocopy letter from Arthur Colder Marshall to “My own darling Lan,” dated letterhead
reads British Club Moscow 20 July 1914. Letter seems to be regarding the success of a business trip.
Photocopy letter from Arthur Colder Marshall to Lan, from the Great Northern Railway Hotel, dated 9 June 1914, regarding wet weather in the area.
Photocopy letter from Arthur Colder Marshall to Lan, from the Hotel National in Moscow, date 22 July 1914, regarding a business trip there and his health. The postscript requests a care package.
Photocopy letter from Arthur Colder Marshall to Lallin, from the Hotel Astonia in St. Petersburg, dated 25 July 1914, Regarding the status of his trip and his health.
Photocopy letter from Arthur Colder Marshall to “My dearest little wife” from the Hotel Astonia in St. Petersburg stationary, dated 4 August 1914, regarding rumors of war with Germany and describing a riot that resulted in the {?}of a German Embassy.
Photocopy letter from Arthur Colder Marshall to his wife, from St. Petersburg, dated 30 July 1914, He describes a mob that gathered outside the German Embassy, but peacefully dispersed. He gives details of his business trip and health.
Photocopy of letter from Arthur Colder Marshall to his wife, written on stationary from the Hotel Astonia in St. Petersburg, dated 9 August 1914, Describes the conditions in Russia after the declaration of war. He describes a rally held for Russian troops going off to the front, as well as the complete lack of German economic presence.
Photocopy letter from Arthur Colder Marshall to his wife, from the Hotel Astonia in St. Petersburg, dated 2 August 1914, Describes the general reaction surrounding Germany’s declaration of war with France.
 
 
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