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Hans van Marle Collection

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0096 MS1169
Held at: Senate House Library, University of London
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Full title: Hans van Marle Collection
Date(s): 1871-2005
Level of description: Fonds
Extent: 23 boxes
Name of creator(s): Marle | Hans van | 1922-2001 | scholar
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Administrative/Biographical history:

Hans van Marle was born Adrianus van Marle in Baarn, Holland in 1922. During the Second World War, he joined the Dutch resistance and operated under a false name from 1943. He was deeply interested in Indonesia, having travelled to the Dutch East Indies in 1946: a lengthy article by van Marle on the new republic of Indonesia was published in a student newspaper in 1948. The first of numerous articles by van Marle on Joseph Conrad, a note on Lingard, was published in 1960. Van Marle also edited two volumes on Indonesian history. From 1957-1975 van Marle was involved in editing Delta: A Review of Arts, Life and Thought in the Netherlands. He was awarded an honorary life membership of the Joseph Conrad (UK) Society in 1996.


Scope and content/abstract:

Correspondence, mostly in English, with scholars and the Conrad family relating to van Marle's research into Joseph Conrad, 1959-2001; photographs including Conrad's relatives, ships associated with him, Conrad scholars, 1871-1995; card indexes of Conrad's correspondence; annotated editions of Conrad novels and letters, 1946-2001; festshrifts for van Marle, tributes to van Marle, copy of Norman Sherry's Phd on Conrad, 1963-2005.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:
English Dutch French Danish German Russian Polish Afrikaans

System of arrangement:

Arrangement into 6 sections reflects van Marle's scholarship.

Conditions governing access:

Open for research although access to some files may be restricted by the Freedom of Information Act. 24 hours notice should be given prior to research visits.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Copies may be made, subject to the condition of the original. Copying must be undertaken by Special Collections staff, who will need a minimum of 24 hours to process requests.

Finding aids:

File-level catalogue is attached to the collection-level description on the ULRLS archives catalogue.

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Dr. Gene Moore

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