MC:P414/C105 Miscellaneous Correspondence from Figures in Literature and Scholarship
MC:P414/C105 MISCELLANEOUS CORRESPONDENCE FROM FIGURES IN LITERATURE AND SCHOLARSHIP
MC:P414/C105/1 Not dated (c. 1886–93?)
Letter from John Emerich Edward Dalberg Acton, 1st Baron Acton (1834–1902) to Herbert Warren. Acton enjoyed meeting Warren at Magdalen, and hopes that they will meet again. He throught that Benjamin Jowett (who died in 1893) was on good form, and passes his regards to Warren’s wife (whom Warren married in 1886). No address given.
MC:P414/C105/2 18 Nov 1890
Letter from Sabine Baring-Gould (1834–1924; Church of England clergyman, author, and folksong collector) to Herbert Warren. Baring-Gould regrets that he was out when Warren called on him at Brasenose. Sent from an illegible hotel, Great Russell Street.
MC:P414/C105/3 Easter Day (12 April) 1903
Letter from Francis William Bourdillon (1852–1921; poet and translator) to Herbert Warren. Bourdillon congratulates Warren on his biography of Prince Christian Victor. He discusses a new poem by Robert Bridges, which he does not like. Sent from Buddington, Midhurst, Sussex.
MC:P414/C105/4 2 Nov 1917
Letter from Francis William Bourdillon (1852–1921; poet and translator) to Herbert Warren. Bourdillon would be be delighted if Warren can include a poem of his in a volume on Lady Tennyson and her son. He reports on the funeral of ‘the Old Man’ at Windsor – presumably Prince Christian (father of Prince Christian Victor), whose children he taught. Sent from Buddington, Midhurst, Sussex.
MC:P414/C105/5 7 Apr 1897
Letter from George Earle Buckle (1854–1935; editor of the Times, 1884–1912) to Herbert Warren. Buckle would be glad to review the Tennyson book. He gathers that the book is not finished yet and that there is no hurry. He was disappointed at not being able to attend the Milner banquet. Sent from The Times, Printing House Square, E.C.
MC:P414/C105/6 8 Apr 1897
Letter from Herbert Warren to George Earle Buckle (1854–1935; editor of the Times, 1884–1912). Warren says that he does not consider Buckle to be bound by his earlier promise. He will find out when the book is due to appear and then come and see him. The letter was written at Magdalen College, Oxford.
MC:P414/C105/7 18 May 1925
Letter from George Earle Buckle (1854–1935; editor of the Times, 1884–1912) to Herbert Warren. Buckle has heard that there is a desire to elect a non-party political candidate to succeed Lord Milner as Chancellor of Oxford University. He suggests Earl Haig, who might be seen to carry on the tradition of the Duke of Wellington. He suggests David Lindsay, 27th Earl of Crawford, as an alternative, though supposes he could not be considered apolitical. Sent from 62 Oakley Street, Chelsea, S.W.
MC:P414/C105/8 5 Sep 1918
Letter from Sir (Mary) Valentine Ignatius Chirol (1852–1929; journalist and author) to Herbert Warren. Chirol is glad that Warren approved of what he wrote about Cecil Spring Rice. He hopes that they will meet soon. Sent from 34 Carlyle Square, Chelsea.
MC:P414/C105/9 15 Nov 1912
Letter from Sidney Colvin (1845–1927; art and literary scholar and museum administrator) to Herbert Warren. Colvin looks forward to reading Warren’s lecture in full. He has considered printing some of the correspondence as an appendix to his book. He thinks that the letter that Warren is missing may have been misdated. Sent from 35 Palace Gardens Terrace, Kensington, W.
MC:P414/C105/10 27 Mar 1908
Letter (2 sheets) from Marie Corelli (1855–1924; novelist) to Herbert Warren. Corelli writes about the behaviour of a young man called Lindsay, who is trying to get into Oxford, and who is known to her, and whose education she is supporting. She describes his character, and expresses anger that he wanted to apply to Oxford when in her opinion he was not ready for it, and she had told him not to go. Sent from Mason Croft, Stratford on Avon.
MC:P414/C105/11 27 Mar 1908
Letter from Marie Corelli (1855–1924; novelist) to Herbert Warren. Corelli discusses once again the case of her protégé Lindsay because of the meddling of a friend of his called Mr. Beaumont. Sent from Mason Croft, Stratford on Avon.
MC:P414/C105/12 10 Apr 1908
Letter (3 sheets, with envelope) from Marie Corelli (1855–1924; novelist) to Herbert Warren. Corelli writes again about her protégé Lindsay and the bad effect of Mr. Beaumont on him. It seems that Beaumont has entered Lindsay for Magdalen, and Corelli warns Warren that there are rumours about the nature of Beaumont’s companionship with Lindsay. Sent from Mason Croft, Stratford on Avon.
MC:P414/C105/13 5 Sep 1916
Letter from (Henry) Austin Dobson (1840–1921; poet and author) to Herbert Warren. Dobson asks whether he can quote some extracts from Essays on Poets and Poetry in a compilation he is preparing for the Clarendon Press.
MC:P414/C105/14 11 Sep 1916
Letter from (Henry) Austin Dobson (1840–1921; poet and author) to Herbert Warren. Dobson thanks Warren for his kind letter congratulating him on his work, and letting him use the passages from Essays on Poets and Poetry. He regrets that he is now too lame to be able to visit Oxford. Sent from 75 Eaton Rise, Ealing.
MC:P414/C105/15 21 Oct 1907
Letter from John Benjamin Firth (1864–1943; journalist for the Daily Telegraph) to Herbert Warren. Firth is preparing a collection of poems about Oxford, and asks Warren whether he would allow him to include two poems of his own, and whether he can recommend any poems on Magdalen. Sent from 95 Bedford Court Mansions.
MC:P414/C105/16 24 Oct 1907
Letter from John Benjamin Firth (1864–1943; journalist for the Daily Telegraph) to Herbert Warren. Firth supplies some more information on his proposed anthology. He also supplies some information about himself. Sent from 95 Bedford Court Mansions.
Letter from Percy Hetherington Fitzgerald (1834–1925; man of letters) to Herbert Warren. Fitzgerald hopes that Warren will be able to come to dinner at his house. Sent from the Athenaeum.
MC:P414/C105/18 7 Jun 1899
Letter from Henry Rider Haggard (1856–1925; novelist) to Herbert Warren. Haggard regrets that he had to decline the invitation of the I.P.G.[?] as he is currently unable to travel far from home to make speeches. He hopes that next time he is in Oxford Warren will accept his apology in person. Sent from Ditchingham House, Norfolk.
MC:P414/C105/19 ‘Saturday’ (13 Jul 1878, to judge from the postmark)
Letter from William Money Hardinge (1854–1916, novelist) to Herbert Warren. Hardinge regrets not seeing Warren that morning, and hopes to meet him soon. Sent from 29 Charles Street, Berkeley Square, to Warren at Clifton College.
MC:P414/C105/20 13 Feb 1901
Letter (2 sheets) from Caroline Lane Reynolds Jebb (née Slemmer), Lady Jebb (1840–1930) to Herbert Warren. Lady Jebb expresses her sorrow at the death of Frederic Miles. She hopes to read an article by Warren in the latest issue of the Quarterly. Her husband Richard Jebb has been unwell lately, but hopes to complete his edition of Bacchylides by Christmas. Sent from Springfield, Cambridge.
MC:P414/C105/21 22 May 1899
Letter (2 sheets) from Sir Richard Claverhouse Jebb (1841–1905; classicist) to Herbert Warren. Jebb has enjoyed reading Warren’s article on Dante in the Quarterly Review. He is also glad to hear of Hallam Tennyson’s reception in Australia. He is having trouble completing a lecture (unspecified) due to illness. Sent from Springfield, Cambridge.
MC:P414/C105/22 3 Jan 1916
Letter from Gilbert C. Joyce to Herbert Warren. Joyce has been looking through the Gladstone papers in search of a letter to him from Warren about Professor Bywater, but they could not find it. Sent from St. Deiniol’s Library, Hawarden.
MC:P414/C105/23 8 Oct (no year given; 1906?)
Letter from Andrew Lang (1844–1912) to Herbert Warren. Lang discusses a missing portrait (called ‘That Agar[?] portrait’, but suspects that it was a myth. He congratulates Warren on being appointed Vice-Chancellor. Sent from 1 Marloes Road, Kensington.
MC:P414/C105/24 16 Nov (no year given)
Letter from Andrew Lang (1844–1912) to Herbert Warren. Lang confirms that an unspecified poetical reference is from Matthew Arnold. Sent from 1 Marloes Road, Kensington.
MC:P414/C105/25 10 Jun (no year given)
Letter from Andrew Lang (1844–1912) to Herbert Warren. Lang advises an unnamed Bishop and lady on sending a book to Longman’s for consideration for publication. Sent from 1 Marloes Road, Kensington.
MC:P414/C105/26 Undated (1908?)
Letter from Andrew Lang (1844–1912) to Herbert Warren. Lang is glad that Warren has enjoyed his latest book (identified by Warren as Lang’s book on Joan of Arc, published in 1908). Sent from 8 Gimson Place, St. Andrews.
MC:P414/C105/27 4 Dec (no year given)
Letter from Andrew Lang (1844–1912) to Herbert Warren. Lang regrets that he cannot attend a meeting of the Anthropological Committee. Sent from the Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St. Andrews, Fife.
MC:P414/C105/28 23 May (no year given)
Letter from Andrew Lang (1844–1912) to Herbert Warren. Lang will be delighted to dine with Warren, if he can get rooms at Oxford in his College. Sent from 1 Marloes Road, Kensington.
MC:P414/C105/29 5 Nov (no year given)
Letter from Andrew Lang (1844–1912) to Herbert Warren. Lang apologises if he has put Warren to any trouble in an unspecified matter. Sent from 1 Marloes Road, Kensington.
MC:P414/C105/30 21 Mar 1915
Letter from John William Mackail (1859–1945; classical scholar and poet) to Herbert Warren. Mackail discusses his latest pamphlet. Sent from 6 Pembroke Gardens, Kensington, W.
MC:P414/C105/31 22 Apr 1892
Letter from Sir Theodore Martin (1816–1909; lawyer and biographer) to Herbert Warren. Martin thanks Warren for his praise of his translations, especially of Catullus. Sent from 103 Marine Parade, Worthing.
MC:P414/C105/32 9 Dec 1892
Letter from Sir Theodore Martin (1816–1909; lawyer and biographer) to Herbert Warren. Martin thanks Warren for sending him some translations from Martial. Sent from 31 Onslow Square.
MC:P414/C105/33 12 May 1903
Letter from Thomas Power O’Connor (1848–1929; journalist and politician) to Herbert Warren. O’Connor discusses his friendship with Prince Christian Victor, and looks forward to seeing Warren’s biography of him. Sent from 17 & 18 Henrietta Street, London.
MC:P414/C105/34 21 Feb 1906
Letter from Herbert Warren to William Michael Rossetti (1829–1919; art critic and literary editor). Warren asks Rossetti if he wrote the review of Tennyson’s In Memoriam for the Spectator. He had read a mention of this in William Holman Hunt’s reminiscences of the Pre-Raphaelite movement. The letter is a typescript copy of the original.
MC:P414/C105/35 15 June 1886
Printed copy of a letter from John Ruskin (1819–1900) to Herbert Warren. Ruskin thanks Warren for his sympathy. He is unsure what use it would be for him to write to undergraduates, as he no longer knows much about undergraduate life. Originally sent from Brantwood, Coniston, Lancashire.
MC:P414/C105/36 4 Mar 1899
Letter from John Edwin Sandys (1844–1922; classical scholar) to Herbert Warren. Sandys encloses a copy [non extant] of his speech made in honour of Lord Tennyson. He discusses some lines from Tennyson. Sent from Merton House, Cambridge.
MC:P414/C105/37 24 Oct [Year not given]
Letter from Siegfried Sassoon (1886–1967; poet and writer) to Herbert Warren. Sassoon is sorry that Warren’s name was not included in the Times list. He had sent them a list of nearly 200 names, of which they chose 80. He adds that he is aware of the existence of a sonnet addressed ‘to the President of Magdalen College, Oxford’ (the autograph of a sonnet addressed to Warren, written by Robert Bridges, can be found at MC:P409/MS1/2). Sent from 54 Tufton Street, SW1.
MC:P414/C105/38 7 Mar 1892
Letter from George Bernard Shaw (1856–1950) to Herbert Warren. Shaw explains that he suffered no lasting damage after the prank at Magdalen, and that Warren should not worry any further about the matter [He was invited to a gathering at a student’s room and trapped in a cupboard after a riot]. Shaw says that he should not have written to the Pall Mall about it, and only did so because a couple of other students felt more offended than he about the incident. He is happy that his lost items should remain at Magdalen as a trophy. Sent from 29 Fitzroy Square.
MC:P414/C105/39 13 Aug 1912
Letter from Clement Shorter (1857–1926; journalist and magazine editor) to Herbert Warren. Shorter recalls sitting next to Warren at the American Dinner in July, which was the last time they saw Andrew Lang. He encloses two volumes [non extant] that he hopes Warren will have time to look at. Sent from 6 Great New Street, Fetter Lane, E.C.
MC:P414/C105/40 6 Dec 1899
Letter from Edward Adolf Sonnenschein (1851–1929; classical scholar) to Herbert Warren. Sonnenschein met Austen Chamberlain last week, who mentioned something about the Principalship of Birmingham University. He tried to persuade Chamberlain about Sadler [Sir Michael Ernest Sadler?] but fears that he has heard too many negative comments about him. He has also given his opinion of Butcher [Samuel Henry Butcher?] to Chamberlain. He is unsure what sort of institution Chamberlain wants Birmingham University to be. Sent from Harborne, Birmingham.
MC:P414/C105/41 9 Jun 1907
Letter from John Alfred Spender (1862–1942; journal editor and writer) to Herbert Warren. Spender thanks Warren for correcting some proofs, and hopes to get an (unspecified) article into the next edition of his journal. Sent from 45 Sloane Street.
MC:P414/C105/42 8 Oct 1912
Letter from John St. Loe Strachey (1860–1927; editor of the Spectator) to Herbert Warren. Strachey regrets that he will not have time to write Warren’s suggested piece about Edward, Prince of Wales, at Oxford, but he has passed it one to one of his best men. He notes that war has just been declared by Montenegro. Sent from ‘The Spectator’, 1 Wellington Street, Strand, London, W.C.
MC:P414/C105/43 17 Oct 1912
Letter from John St. Loe Strachey (1860–1927; editor of the Spectator) to Herbert Warren. The writer is glad that Warren thought that the Spectator article was useful. Sent from ‘The Spectator’, 1 Wellington Street, Strand, London, W.C.
MC:P414/C105/44 17 Nov 1914
Letter from John St. Loe Strachey (1860–1927; editor of the Spectator) to Herbert Warren. Strachey congratulates Warren on his knighthood, and reflects on the recent death of Lord Roberts. Sent from Newlands Corner, Merrow Downs, Guildford.
MC:P414/C105/45 23 May 1895
Letter from Mary Ward (1851–1920; novelist and writer, better known as Mrs. Humphrey Ward) to Herbert Warren. Ward apologises for her late response and expresses her thanks for Warren’s letter. She thanks Warren for his advice regarding the education of her son, Arnold Ward. Sent from 25 Grosvenor Place, London.
MC:P414/C105/46 31 Mar 1902
Letter, with enclosed lecture, from Arthur Waugh (1866–1943; publisher and writer) to Herbert Warren. Waugh thanks Warren for his praise and describes him as a great Tennysonian. He explains his interest in Tennyson and encloses a copy of a lecture about the poet’s life which he gave at St. Augustine’s in Kilburn. He believes that his audience enjoyed the lecture, in part due to Tennyson’s appeal to all classes of society. Sent from 11 Highfield Road, West Hampstead.
MC:P414/C105/47 15 Jan 1926
Letter from William Watson (1858–1935; poet and literary critic) to Herbert Warren. Watson thanks Warren for his kind words about his most recent volume of poetry. He recalls visiting Addison’s Walk in his youth and promises to meet Warren in the future. Sent from Flushing, Falmouth, Cornwall.
MC:P414/C105/48 10 Dec 1893
Letter from Theodore Watts-Dunton (1832–1914; writer and poet; then writing as Theodore Watts) to Herbert Warren. Watts reflects on Jowett’s death, and praises Warren’s poems. Sent from The Pines, Putney Hill.
MC:P414/C105/49 6 Dec 1897
Letter from Theodore Watts-Dunton (1832–1914; writer and poet) to Herbert Warren. Watts-Dunton discusses various literary matters, including his hopes to publish some prose writings, and news that Warren plans to publish a volume of poetry soon. Sent from The Pines, Putney Hill.
MC:P414/C105/50 29 Jan 1899
Letter from Theodore Watts-Dunton (1832–1914; writer and poet) to Herbert Warren. Watts-Dunton thanks Warren for his appreciation of ‘Aylwin’. He praises Warren’s recent book of poetry in turn, and encourages him to visit when he is next in London. Sent from The Pines, Putney Hill.
MC:P414/C105/51 18 Jun 1899
Letter from Theodore Watts-Dunton (1832–1914; writer and poet) to Herbert Warren. Watts-Dunton and Algernon Swinburne have enjoyed reading Warren’s article on Dante in the Quarterly Review. Sent from The Pines, Putney Hill.
MC:P414/C105/52 3 July 1907
Letter from Theodore Watts-Dunton (1832–1914; writer and poet) to Herbert Warren. Watts-Dunton explains that he thought the publishers had sent Warren a copy of the pamphlet, but he is happy to send him one. He is also sending a copy of ‘The Coming of Love’ and ‘Aylwin’. He invites Warren to make good on his promise of visiting him and Algernon Swinburne. Sent from the Pines, 11 Putney Hill.
MC:P414/C105/53 16 Aug 1909
Letter from Theodore Watts-Dunton (1832–1914; writer and poet) to Herbert Warren. Watts-Dunton thanks Warren for his address on Tennyson, which he much enjoyed. He praises Warren’s poetry. Sent from Doves Nest, Harold Road, Cliftonville, Margate.
MC:P414/C105/54 21 Apr 1907
Letter from Stanley Weyman (1855–1928; novelist) to Herbert Warren. Weyman thanks Warren for his letter. He discusses his use of John Bloxam’s works. Sent from Plas Llanrhydd, Ruthin, N. Wales.
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