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Joyce Collection

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0103 JOYCE
Held at: University College London
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Full title: Joyce Collection
Date(s): Created 1914-1983
Level of description: Collection (fonds)
Extent: 11 boxes, 1 file (1500 items)
Name of creator(s): Lucia Joyce Jane Lidderdale Harriet Shaw Weaver
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Administrative/Biographical history:

The James Joyces Centre was set up in 1973. The collection was started with the help of the Trustees of the Joyce Estate, Faber & Faber, the Society of Authors and other donors. The Centre started collecting archival material in 1974.


Scope and content/abstract:

The collection includes current and rare editions of Joyce's publications, critical and background literature. Archival material consists of the Lidderdale papers (1915-1983), which includes letters to Jane Lidderdale (god-daughter and joint biographer of Harriet Shaw Weaver, and Lucia Joyce's literary executor); copies of letters to Harriet Shaw Weaver (Joyce's patron and publisher); and papers, letters and photographs of Lucia Joyce (Joyce's daughter). The Weaver papers (1914-1958) include material relating to James and Lucia Joyce, and press cuttings. The Joyce Centenary papers contain various news cuttings etc from 1982. The Lucia Joyce Bequest (1924-1982) includes personal documents, letters, cards and photographs relating to Lucia Joyce.

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Certain restrictions apply. The papers are available subject to the usual conditions of access to Archives and Manuscripts material, after the completion of a Reader's Undertaking.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Normal copyright restrictions apply.

Finding aids:

File level description on CALM.

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Material donated in 1973 by Faber & Faber, the Society of Authors, Trustees of the Joyce Estate and other donors. Also donations from Jane Lidderdale in 1974, 1980, 1982 (twice), 1985 and 1986. Supplemented by material collected by the Centre relating to events during the centenary year (1982).

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