This collection consists of 11 letters, written between the years 1911 and 1914, from John Galsworthy to Professor William Sadler. The identity of the latter figure remains unknown. The letters usually contain information regarding travel plans and arrangements for meeting each other. Several of the letters comment on current events, including Galsworthy’s response to Sadler on the outbreak of World War I.
Permission to publish material from the John Galsworthy Letters must be obtained from the Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library.
John Galsworthy (1867-1933) was a playwright and novelist educated at Harrow and New College, Oxford. He was called to the bar (Lincoln’s Inn) in 1890 and published his early novels under the pseudonym of John Sinjohn. He wrote The Man of Property (1906) and The Forsyte Saga (1922) along with many other works including the trilogy A Modern Comedy in 1929. Some of his more successful plays include: The Silver Box (1906), Justice (1910), and The Skin Game (1920). John Galsworthy was awarded the Order of Merit in 1919 and the Nobel Prize in 1932.
This collection consists of 11 letters written between the years 1911 and 1914 by John Galsworthy to Professor William Sadler. Most of the letters contain travel plans and arrangements for meeting each other; however, several of the letters comment on current events, including Galsworthy’s response to Sadler on the outbreak of World War I.
This collection was a gift donated by the Friends’ Fund (Whittington gift) in 1953.
Fondren Library MS-44, Rice University 6100 Main St.
John Galsworthy letters to Professor William Sadler, 1911-1914, MS 317, Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University. https://archives.library.rice.edu/repositories/2/resources/271 Accessed December 07, 2023.