Joseph Conrad Photograph Album of His Polish Relatives, circa 1857-circa 1892

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This digital collection comprises selected materials from the following archival collection at David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library:

Joseph Conrad papers 1850-1972, 2023

Collection #RL.00256 | 3 Linear Feet (5 boxes)

Joseph Conrad was a Polish-born novelist and resident of Bishopsbourne, England. Collection comprises letters and scrapbooks about the life and works of novelist Joseph Conrad. Correspondence includes letters by Conrad to David S. Meldrum, an advisor to publisher Wm. Blackwood & Sons. Conrad conveys family news, including his son Borys's activities in France during World War I; he also comments on his various literary projects, including Lord Jim, Heart of Darkness, Youth: A Narrative and Other Tales, and The Rescue. Other correspondence includes letters of Jessie George Conrad, and letters from Conrad to Sir Sidney Colvin and his wife, Frances; Henry Arthur Jones and his daughter, Jennie Doris Arthur Jones Thorne; and T. Fisher Unwin, Conrad's publisher. Frequently mentioned are Henry James and John Galsworthy. There is also an album of 43 cabinet card photographs, 1850s-1890s, of Conrad's Polish relatives, many of whom were exiled by political and military conflicts. Six scrapbooks of reviews, tributes, and clippings, and a recipe book, all compiled by Conrad's wife, Jessie George Conrad, round out the collection.

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