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Charles Ricketts correspondence, 1906-1931

 File — Box: 2, Folder: 7

Scope and Contents

From the Collection:

The materials are comprised of correspondence from Dr. Woodring to other Ricketts and Shannon scholars, booksellers, museums and libraries. There is also correspondence from Ricketts and Shannon as well as those in their circle such as Laurence Binyon, Gordon Bottomley and Thomas Sturge Moore.

Biographical material such as theses, articles, essays and exhibition catalogs are included as well as photocopies of artwork by Ricketts and Shannon. Included are proofs such as "The Sleeping Methymnaeans," signed by Shannon, from Daphnis and Chloe. Charles Ricketts and Charles Shannon both worked on the designs and the cutting of the wood-blocks for this Vale Press publication. Of special note are works of art by Ricketts and Shannon, including oil paintings, drawings and a large collection of Shannon’s lithographs.

Vale Press ephemera, such as notices, prospectuses, and invitations are included. A collection of Vale Press titles, including The Vale Shakespeare (1900-1904), as well as an extensive book collection on Ricketts and Shannon, are among the holdings.


  • Creation: 1846-2001


Access Restrictions

This material is open for research.

Conditions Governing Access

Stored off-site at the Library Service Center. Please request this material via or call 713-348-2586.


From the Collection: 7 Linear Feet (11 boxes + oversized materials)

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English

General note

to Monsieur Douvray, of Anglo-French Review, postcard, undated

General note

to James Louis Garvin, [1917]

General note

to Mr. Laing regarding the book Titian, seven letters, 1906 –1910

General note

to J.A. Wilson regarding recollections of Oscar Wilde, [July 1931] and postcard, July 14, 1931

General note

to Howes Norris, Jr. (for autograph collection), November 9, 1930

General note

to Dear Sir, a note card, …Shannon is too ill to send you his autograph, undated

Repository Details

Part of the Woodson Research Center, Rice University, Houston, Texas Repository

Fondren Library MS-44, Rice University
6100 Main St.
Houston Texas 77005 USA