Wells, Herbert George, 1866-1946 (novelist)
- Existence: 1866 - 1946
Herbert George Wells (1866-1946), novelist
Found in 14 Collections and/or Records:
Three letters to Meynell (1927, 1935, 1940). With them are a printed order of service (2 copies, one revised from the other) for the memorial service of Amy Catherine Wells (died 1927) apparently designed for Wells by Meynell; and miscellaneous typescript notes by Meynell about Wells.
Reading 'Isadora'; accounts of various social engagements including the Russian Ballet, the Reform Club with Arnold Bennett and H.G. Wells, and a trip to Max Gate [home of Thomas Hardy]; has not done much writing.
Letter from Herbert G. Wells, (1866-1946), novelist, (London) to Siegfried Sassoon in praise of ''your book'', and invitation to supper, 23 Oct. 1930
The collection largely comprises letters addressed to Sassoon although there are few other recipients such as Glen Byam Shaw and Georgiana Theresa Thornycroft, Siegfried Sassoon's mother. There are also some postcards; draft and unpublished copies of poems; bills; and other related papers.
Letter from Herbert George Wells (47 Chiltern Court, NW1) to Frederick Gowland Hopkins re arranging to meet and naming his guests as Dr & Mrs Julian Huxley, Dr & Mrs Brierly and Lady Aberconway, 4 Oct. 1934
Letter from Herbert George Wells, Church Row, Hampstead, 26 Apr. 1910 (Circa, undated [endorsed: recd 26 Apr. 1910])
A 'terribly difficult novel' has prevented him thanking Money before for his writings: 'When I admire you I feel like a coal hammer admiring a clock - or a mincing machine. While I tap off lumps you chop up, arrange, put away.'; autograph on card
Possibly congratulating Money - in rather oblique fashion - on his knighthood; autograph
An appreciation of Money's writings: 'I do wish you'd come in with me and try and broaden out ... the Fabian Society. Well, anyhow if you won't I'm still very much yours.'; autograph
Admires Money's Riches and Poverty and hopes to make his acquaintance: 'I'm trying to revive the youth of the Fabian Society and set a propaganda going among the student class and the middle class youth generally in London.'; autograph
Honoured by references to him in 'samples'; 'But it is aphorism really to be used in this way?'
Comprises single items or small collections, chiefly correspondence, donated to or purchased by Cambridge University Library. Together with a number of items and fragments found in Cambridge University Library books and bindings.