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Gawsworth mss., 1932, 1953-1962

Papers, 1932,1953-1962, of Percy H. Muir at the Lilly Library, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana

Summary Information

Repository
Lilly Library (Indiana University, Bloomington)
Indiana University
1200 E. Seventh St.
Bloomington, IN 47405-5500
Phone: 812-855-2452
Fax: 812-855-3143
Email: liblilly@indiana.edu
http://www.indiana.edu/~liblilly

Creator
Muir, Percy H. (Percy Horace), 1894-1979.

Extent
26 items

Title
Gawsworth mss., 1932 , 1953-1962 

Collection No.
LMC 2368

Extent
26 items

Language
Materials are in English

Abstract
The Gawsworth mss. consist of letters and cards from British bookseller Percival Horace Muir, 1894-1979 to poet John Gawsworth, the pseudonym used by Terence Ian Fytton Armstrong, 1912-1970.

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research.

Biographical Note

British bookseller, antiquarian book dealer, author, bibliographer. Percival Horace Muir was the founder and first president, 1945-1947, of the Antiquarian Booksellers Association. He was also the first president of the International League of Antiquarian Booksellers (ILAB), 1948-1950.

Arrangement/Organization

Collection is arranged chronologically.

Scope and Content Note

The Gawsworth mss. consist of letters and cards from British bookseller Percival Horace Muir, 1894-1979 to poet John Gawsworth, the pseudonym used by Terence Ian Fytton Armstrong, 1912-1970. The two earliest items relate to Gawsworth's bibliographical work Ten Contemporaries. The remaining letters focus on Muir's payments or offers of payment for books and manuscripts scouted by Gawsworth to sell to Muir for the book trade. There is one letter in the file not to Gawsworth but to a patron of his named W.R. Hipwell, 19 February 1955.

  • Indexing Terms

  • The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in IUCAT, the IU Libraries' online catalog. Materials about related topics, persons or places can be found by searching the catalog using these terms.

    • Names
    • Muir, Percy H. (Percy Horace), 1894-1979 --Correspondence.
    • Gawsworth, John, 1912-1970 --Correspondence.
    • Gawsworth, John, 1912-1970 --Ten contemporaries.
    • Gawsworth, John, 1912-1970.
    • Topics
    • Authors, English --20th century --Correspondence.
    • Booksellers and bookselling --Great Britain.
    • Titles
    • Ten Contemporaries.

Administrative Information

Acquisition Information
Purchase. 2002
Usage Restrictions
Prior arrangements are not necessary before coming to the Library, however, patrons from out of town are encouraged to communicate with the Library in advance of their visits to ascertain availability of materials.

Photocopying permitted only with the permission of the Curator of Manuscripts, Lilly Library

Preferred Citation
[item], Gawsworth mss., Lilly Library, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana

Collection

Folder 1 Muir, Percival Horace, 1894-1979 to Gawsworth, John

1932, Apr. 15 ; 1932 

1953 

Jan. 18 

Jan. 30 

(postcard)


Mar. 3 

Apr. 5 

Apr. 9 

May 16 

May 30 

June 3 

July 10 

Sept. 9 

Oct. 19 

Oct. 26 

Dec. 7 

(postcard)


Dec. 16 

Dec. 28 

1954, Jan. 14 

1955 

Feb. 19 , Muir, Percival Horace, 1894-1979 to Hipwell, W. R.

Feb. 23 

1960, Nov. 16 

1962 

Apr. 19 

Apr. 24 

Nov. 6