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Forster, Edward Morgan, 1879-1970 (novelist and critic)

 Person

Dates

  • Existence: 1879 - 1970

Biography

Edward Morgan Forster (1879-1970), novelist

Found in 29 Collections and/or Records:

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 File

Broadstream novels, 1 May 1961-1963

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9987/8/6
Scope and Contents

Includes a letter and a card from E. M. Forster to Holbrook, [1963?], relating to a proposed abridgement of 'Where Angels Fear To Tread'.

Dates: 1 May 1961-1963
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The collection contains personal correspondence. The provisions of the Data Protection Act (1998) apply to access. Two files are restricted on grounds of confidentiality, and a number of files are not available for research on account of the poor physical condition of the documents they contain.
 File

Card from E. M. Forster to Peter Hawkes; Cambridge, 29 Mar. 1965

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9846/70
Scope and Contents From the Fonds:

Letters and related items, mostly addressed to the editors of the Cambridge Review, and predominantly to Peter Hawkes. Some letters were intended for publication; most of the others concern the contribution (or otherwise) of articles and book reviews.

Dates: 29 Mar. 1965
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Correspondence with E.M. Forster, 30 Aug. 1936-13 May 1937

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9369/B1/38-44
Scope and Contents From the Fonds: Comprises: minutes of meetings of the F.I.L. committee, 1935-1940; scrpabook of press cuttings, chiefly letters written by F.I.L. members to the press on a range of subjects in the lead-up to the Second World War; printed publications and statements; papers of the British Section of the International Association of Writers for the Defence of Culture, 1938-40, including letters of Hugh Walpole, Compton Mackenzie and Sylvia Townsend Warner; papers relating to refugees; publications; index of...
Dates: 30 Aug. 1936-13 May 1937
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
 Item

E. M. Forster; Cambridge, 3 Apr. 1953

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9578/23
Scope and Contents

Will be pleased to see Datta and show him papers relevant to his thesis; his great grandfather was a friend of Charles Grant; mentions Henry Morris's biography of Grant, published in 1904.

Dates: 3 Apr. 1953
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
 Item

E. M. Forster; Cambridge, 29 May 1953

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9578/24
Scope and Contents

Postcard. Looks forward to seeing Datta next Wednesday. Someone else has applied to see the diary.

Dates: 29 May 1953
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
 Item

E. M. Forster; Cambridge, 1 July 1953

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9578/33
Scope and Contents

Postcard. Report on a volume of manuscripts.

Dates: 1 July 1953
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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E. M. Forster; Cambridge, 2 Dec. 1953

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9578/34
Scope and Contents

Postcard. Thanks Datta, and looks forward to visiting him next Sunday.

Dates: 2 Dec. 1953
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
 Item

E. M. Forster; Cambridge, 1 Jan. 1957

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9578/35
Scope and Contents

Aerogramme. Thanks for Christmas card; he is glad to have news of Datta and his wife, and has pleasant memories of Datta's hospitality; he is keeping well for his age, and has recently been to the Aegean and to Leiden; visit of Ravi Shankar; best wishes for 1957.

Dates: 1 Jan. 1957
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Edward Morgan Forster I, 1909-1947

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Kennet Part I/28
Scope and Contents

Letters from E. M. Forster to EHY.

Dates: 1909-1947
 File

Engagement diary, 1919 - 1920

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9724/2/1
Scope and Contents

Small leather-bound diary with entries for Dec. 1919 - Feb 1920 (American and Canadian tour), one entry in April and a few Aug.-Sep.; primarily notes on social engagements. At the front, names and addresses of American and Canadian contacts. Includes note: 'Don't express any opinion about any living poet except T.H. [Thomas Hardy]'. Individuals mentioned include 'G.A' [Gabriel Atkin] and E.M.F. [E.M. Forster]. NB. One detached folio (for memoranda) housed separately.

Dates: 1919 - 1920
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
 Series

From Edward Morgan Forster [Author], Alexandria, 10 June 1916

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.7973/F/12
Scope and Contents

Asks for news, 'As for me, I stand as firmly as can be expected on this globe of blood and filth';enjoys his work and is teaching himself to swim: 'I want to write a novel which opens with the whole of the characters bathing ... and I also want to collect a bathing anthology ...'; 'I expect to lead a Cambridge, literary existence until I die, but to lead it in a dream in which its gaiety and its seriousness are equally remote from facts.'

Dates: 10 June 1916
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
 Series

From Edward Morgan Forster [Author], Alexandria, 24 Mar. 1918

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.7973/F/13
Scope and Contents

An office row with a female opponent:'I have always idealised women and wished them a greater share in the direction of the world, but the sight of them actually at work has been very disillusioning; they have neither balance nor generosity. If ever I take up novel writing again it will be where I left it at The Longest Journey - well, I suppose I did take it up there in Maurice'; cultural developments in Alexandria; fears returning to 'the England that is and that will be.'

Dates: 24 Mar. 1918
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
 Series

From Edward Morgan Forster [Author], [Alexandria], 2 Oct. 1918

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.7973/F/14
Scope and Contents

Has been corresponding with [Siegfried] Sassoon;the prospect of an end to the war with Turkey; 'I look forward very little ... I am continually on the defensive against the entire universe'; 'I still see nothing but the abyss, the losing battle of individualism'; an invitation to dine with Sir Bartle Frere.

Dates: 2 Oct. 1918
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
 Item

Genealogical diagram, 1953 (date of original)

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9578/36
Scope and Contents

Photographic film negative. Showing the descent of Forster from Henry Thornton; apparently from a diary, and immediately preceding an entry dated 6 June 1953.

Dates: 1953 (date of original)
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Journal, 8 Jan. 1921-11 July 1922 (with later annotations dated 1926, 1949 & 1967)

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9852/1/17
Scope and Contents The volume is a plain notebook titled 'Journal 1921', written while living at 54 Tufton Street. It is entirely comprised of diary entries in an unusually fair hand together with many later annotations and expurgated sections. It includes: - quotations from Conrad, Sir J. Davies, Pope, Bertrand Russell, Goethe and Stendhal: /1b (r)-1b(v). - list of social engagements: /7r, 8r. - mention of the suicide of young Holloway at Nellie Burton's...
Dates: 8 Jan. 1921-11 July 1922 (with later annotations dated 1926, 1949 & 1967)
Conditions Governing Access: This notebook has been digitised and can be viewed in full on the Cambridge Digital Library at http://cudl.lib.cam.ac.uk/view/MS-ADD-09852-00001-00017/1. The original item is currently unavailable for consultation due to its poor physical condition.
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Journal, 10 June 1926-12 Dec. 1926 (with some later annotations and scoring out in Siegfried Sassoon's hand)

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9852/1/23
Scope and Contents The volume is a ruled notebook marked '1926 II' and mostly comprises diary entries. There are notes throughout on the progress of Sassoon's literary work (number of words written). Diary entries include passages on: /13v-14r, /116v-117r. Edith Sitwell and a feud with Noel Coward; /24r-25r. 'Little [Edmund] Blunden' and Glen [Byam Shaw]; /25v-54r. a visit to France, Switzerland and Italy with the Morrells; /55r, /56v-57r, /63v-64r, /70r. Robert Graves and his relationship with...
Dates: 10 June 1926-12 Dec. 1926 (with some later annotations and scoring out in Siegfried Sassoon's hand)
Conditions Governing Access: This notebook has been digitised and can be viewed in full on the Cambridge Digital Library at http://cudl.lib.cam.ac.uk/view/MS-ADD-09852-00001-00023/1. The original item is currently unavailable for consultation due to its poor physical condition.
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Journal, 13 Dec. 1926-11 Mar. 1927 (with some later annotations and scoring out in Siegfried Sassoon's hand)

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9852/1/24
Scope and Contents The volume is a ruled notebook marked '1926-27-I' and mostly comprises diary entries. These include passages on: /27r. showing American publisher Crosby Gaige the manuscript of [Wilfred] Owen's poems; /34r-34v. a visit from Robert Graves; /43v-44r. 'My Landlord' (about Harold Speed); /44v-45v. anecdotes about poets W.B. Yeats and Wordsworth told to him by Edmund Gosse; /54v-67r. visits to Ruth and Henry Head and to Thomas Hardy at Max Gate; /79r. reflections on his influence on Wilfred...
Dates: 13 Dec. 1926-11 Mar. 1927 (with some later annotations and scoring out in Siegfried Sassoon's hand)
Conditions Governing Access: This notebook has been digitised and can be viewed in full on the Cambridge Digital Library at http://cudl.lib.cam.ac.uk/view/MS-ADD-09852-00001-00024/1. The original item is currently unavailable for consultation due to its poor physical condition.
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Journal, 5 Oct. 1929-22 July 1930 (with some later annotation in Siegfried Sassoon's hand)

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9852/1/30
Scope and Contents The volume is a ruled notebook marked '1929.II.1930.I' and mostly comprises diary entries and reflective passages. It also includes: - notes on the reception of Robert Graves's 'Goodbye to all that': /128v-129r. - notes on a visit to Max Gate and a conversation while at tea and lunch with W.B. Yeats: /133r-136v. - a note of the sales figures for 'Memoirs': /2v. - 'list of things to be done in the first four weeks after my return...
Dates: 5 Oct. 1929-22 July 1930 (with some later annotation in Siegfried Sassoon's hand)
Conditions Governing Access: From the Series: The First World War journals and some post-war journals (MSS Add.9852/1/4-25 and 32) are unavailable for consultation due to their poor physical condition. Digital copies of these items are provided in the Sassoon Journals section of the Cambridge Digital Library, https://cudl.lib.cam.ac.uk/collections/sassoon/1. The other journals are available for consultation.
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Letter and postcard from E. M. Forster, 1960-1969 (date range estimated; the postcard is dated 'Friday' but postmarked 24 March 1965 (a Wednesday); the letter is dated 31 Oct.)

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9987/7/1/96
Scope and Contents From the Sub-Series:

Letters are to Holbrook unless otherwise stated.

Dates: 1960-1969 (date range estimated; the postcard is dated 'Friday' but postmarked 24 March 1965 (a Wednesday); the letter is dated 31 Oct.)
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The collection contains personal correspondence. The provisions of the Data Protection Act (1998) apply to access. Two files are restricted on grounds of confidentiality, and a number of files are not available for research on account of the poor physical condition of the documents they contain.
 Series

Letter and press cutting, 9 Mar. 1927 (year inferred)

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9454/59
Scope and Contents

Giving news (has been feeling bad; was visited by Anzie Wylde; had a letter from Sam Behrman; on meeting E.M. Forster). A press cutting is enclosed.

Dates: 9 Mar. 1927 (year inferred)
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Letter from E.M. Forster, 3 Sep. 1924

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9225/8/47
Scope and Contents

Russell's of Baker Street can supply photographs of him

Dates: 3 Sep. 1924
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Letter from 'Morgan' [E.M. Forster] (King's College, Cambridge) to Siegfried Sassoon, 27 Sep. 1957

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9852/9/8/25
Scope and Contents

Stating that he had heard news of Sassoon's conversion and sending his love and good wishes; also giving news of a trip to Austria with Bob [Buckingham] and of another to Scotland.

Dates: 27 Sep. 1957
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
 Series

Letter (Heytesbury House), 23 May 1935

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9454/207
Scope and Contents

Inviting Shaw to stay; E.M.F. [E.M. Forster] also visiting; with mention of the death of T.E. Lawrence.

Dates: 23 May 1935
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
 Item

Letters from E.M. Forster, 1935

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.8900/5/7/25-27
Scope and Contents From the Fonds: Minutes, accounts, lists of books recommended and considered, letters from English and French committee members and prizewinners, and newscuttings. Letters from prizewinners: Percy Lubbock, Mary Webb (6), Radclyffe Hall, Virginia Woolf, H.M. Tomlinson, Charles Morgan (7), Stella Gibbons/Webb (4), Elizabeth Jenkins (2), L.H. Myers (2), Margaret Lane, Richard Church (2), and Robert Graves. Letters from French prizewinners: Joseph Kessel, François Mauriac, Marion Gilbert (2), étienne Burnet...
Dates: 1935
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
 Fonds

Letters to Vishwa Nath Datta

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9578
Scope and Contents

The letters are mostly from senior members of the University of Cambridge. With related items.

Dates: 1952-2002
Conditions Governing Access: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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