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XX. Miscellaneous Sylvia Beach & Shakespeare & Company Material

Folder 1

First circular for the Shakespeare and Company lending library at 8, rue de Dupuytren, with an envelope with notations in Beach’s hand; n.d. [1919].


Folder 2

A later version of the circular for the Shakespeare and Company lending library, with notations in Beach’s hand on the verso; n.d. [?1919-1921].


Folder 3

3 blank Shakespeare and Company lending library business cards with address revised to show 12, rue de l’Odéon; n.d. [after 1921].


Folder 4

Shakespeare and Company business card with 12, rue de l’Odéon address and notation in Beach’s hand on the verso; n.d. [after 1921].

Notes See Sylvia Beach and the Lost Generation, p. 52, for a reproduction of a Shakespeare and Company business card.


Folder 5

Beach’s Accounting Diary; 1921-1922.


Folder 6

Miscellaneous bank invoices, shipping receipts, and paper specimens from Imprimerie Darantiere, in French and English, with notations in Beach’s hand; 1921-1931.

Notes Also see X.L: Joyce to Maurice Hirschwald, XII: Beach to Baron Bernard d’Avout, and XIV: Imprimerie Darantiere to Sylvia Beach and Shakespeare and Company.


Folder 7

2 Hogarth Press publication announcements and 1 invoice; January 1922.


Folder 8

Receipt from "Grant Richards Limited" to Shakespeare and Company for payment received; March 1922.


Folder 9

Invoice from Alfred A. Knopf, Inc. for book order; 13 January 1923.

Notes Also see XII: Beach to Alfred A. Knopf and XIII: Alfred A. Knopf to Beach.


Folder 10

2 Shakespeare and Company invoices: 1) for "Mrs. Graves," in Beach’s hand; 29 December 1922 and 2) for "Miss Johnson," in Myrsine Moschos’s hand; 1 September 1925.


Folder 11

Receipt for Princesse Eugène Murat in Beach’s hand; 18 January 1924.


Folder 12

Label for Clos St. Patrice/Chateauneuf du Pape, along with shipping slip; n.d. [?1924].


Folder 13

Receipt for books ordered presumably for T.S. Eliot in Beach’s hand; n.d. [probably early 1925].

Notes Also see XIII: [Eliot] to Beach, 13 January 1925.


Folder 14

Invoice from Marcel Day, with separate note and accounts in Beach’s hand on Shakespeare and Company letterhead; 28 September 192[5].


Folder 15

Receipts for telegraphs presumably sent to Joyce, with notations in Beach’s hand; 1925–1926.


Folder 16

News clipping for "La Vente Monnier" from the journal "Les Nouvelles Littéraires," in French; 22 May 1926.


Folder 17

W. & G. Foyle Booksellers receipt to Shakespeare and Company; 12 October 1926.


Folder 18

2 catalogues of the Paul-Émile Bécat exposition at La Maison des Amis des Livres, in French; 15 December 1926 through 25 January 1927.


Folder 19

A card with John Drinkwater’s address, possibly in Joyce’s hand; Saturday, 19 February [?1927].


Folder 20

Receipt from Public Stenographers to Beach; 31 August 1927.


Folder 21

Financial correspondence from "Banque de Paris & des Pays-Bas" and "Lloyds Bank," in French and English; September–October 1927.


Folder 22

"John Rodker, Publishers" catalogue for 1927, with notations concerning Joyce’s typescripts in Beach’s hand on the verso of the back page; n.d. [after 1927].


Folder 23

A transition advertisement card with address and book order written on it in an unknown hand; n.d. [after 1927].


Folder 24

Invoice for Beach from The Poetry Bookshop for books ordered; 1 January 1928.

Notes Also see XII: Beach to Alida Monro and XIII: Alida Monro and Harold Monro to Beach.


Folder 25

List of poeMS from Chamber Music in Beach’s hand, with further notations in Beach’s hand, 2l; n.d. [January 1928].


Folder 26

Two Lloyd’s bank receipts for money sent by Beach to Eileen Schaureck, with notation in Beach’s hand; 28 April 1928 and 4 July 1928.


Folder 27

Invitation to "Exposition d’Illustrations et de Dessins" at La Maison des Amis des Livres, with list and notations in Beach’s and unknown hands on the verso, Wednesday, 13 March [1929].


Folder 28

4 advertising letters to Beach/Shakespeare and Company in German, Italian and English, with notations in Beach’s hand; 1925–1930.


Folder 29

Collection of material regarding "Books ordered by Joyce" from Shakespeare and Company, some with invoices. Book lists in both Joyce’s and Beach’s hands, with newspaper clippings and publisher catalogues, some of which show ink notations or are marked in colored crayon probably by Joyce; from 1923 to 1929.


Folder 30

Newspapers marked by Joyce probably while at Shakespeare and Company, with notations in Beach’s hand; from 1925 to 1931.


Folder 31

"Books borrowed by the Joyces" from Shakespeare and Company containing multiple records for books borrowed, in Beach’s and Moschos’s hands; from 1920 to 1932.


Folder 32

Invoices, receipts, and accounting notes in Beach’s hand relating to orders with Editions Narcisse/Black Sun Press/Crosby Editions/Messageries Hachette; 1929–1934.

Notes Also see XI: Harry and Caresse Crosby to Joyce, XII: Beach to Crosby Continental Editions/Black Sun Press, and XIII: Harry and Caresse Crosby to Beach.


Folder 33

2 Shakespeare and Company bottom copy invoices for books ordered by Zygmunt Bornstein, with notations in Beach’s hand; 12 February and 5 May 1930.

Notes Also see XII: Beach to Bornstein and XIII: Bornstein to Shakespeare and Company.


Folder 34

Receipt labeled "Paid for and to Joyce" in an unknown hand; 7 June–16 October 1930, 1l folded as 2l, recto, recto.


Folder 35

Typed accounts for the Imagist Anthology , with additional notations in ink; 26 November 1930.


Folder 36

"Reviews sent by Mr. Joyce": list of reviews of Joyce’s works in an unknown hand; 17 and 19 February 1931, 1l folded as 2l, recto–verso, recto–verso.


Folder 37

Note regarding Jacob Schwartz and James R. Wells letters in Beach’s hand, with additional computations in Beach’s hand; 24 March [1931].

Notes Also see XII: Beach to Schwartz, XII: Beach to Wells, and XIII: Wells to Beach.


Folder 38

Business cards and envelopes of Joyce’s Japanese translators, with notation in Beach’s hand; n.d. [?early 1930s].

Notes Also see XI: Sadamu Nagamatsu, Hisanori Tsujino and Hitoshi Ito to Joyce; XII: Beach to Nagamatsu, Tsugino, and Ito; XII: Beach to Watanabe; XIII: Nagamatsu, Tsujino and Ito to Beach; and XIII: Kazuo Watanabe to Beach.


Folder 39

PoeMS from George Dillon’s La Pierre Fleurie (translation of The Flowering Stone ), transcribed in Beach’s hand, in French; n.d. [?after 1931], 3l, recto, recto, recto–verso.


Folder 40

Typed bottom copy draft of a contract made between Shakespeare and Company and The Servire Press, for French distribution rights for transition; February 1932.

Notes Also see XII: Beach to Carolus Verhulst and XIII: Carolus Verhulst to Beach.

Folder 41

List of Beach’s papers given to Paul Léon for Joyce, in Beach’s hand and signed by Léon; 3 October and 9 December 1932, 2l.

Notes Also see also XI: Léon to Joyce, XII: Beach to Léon, and XIII. Léon to Beach.


Folder 42

Guggenheim Memorial Foundation application for Michael Stuart submitted to Beach, with Guggenheim circular enclosed; 18 November 1935, 5l.


Folders 43

File on the La Hune Exhibit, with typed and autograph inventories, along with notations in Beach’s and Monnier’s hands; n.d. [probably October–November 1949].


Folder 44

Poster from the James Joyce exhibition at The Institute of Contemporary Arts; June to July 1950.


Folder 45

Ulysses first edition prospectus with a dated note in Beach’s hand on the first page; 17 October 1953.


Folder 46

Various notes concerning the Conner dossier, typed and in Beach’s hand; October 1957.

Notes Also see XVIII.E.2: Folder 22: The Conner dossier.


Folder 47

2 typed bottom copies of Beach’s Joyce collection, with notations in Beach’s and Oscar Silverman’s hands; n.d. [?late 1950s] 9l and 12l.


Folder 48

Typed bottom copies of Beach’s "Catalogue of Shakespeare and Company Library," and the "Extract from the Catalogue of Books in the Shakespeare and Company Library," with emendations in Beach’s hand; n.d. [?after 1959], 30l and 4l.


Folder 49

Typed bottom copy of Shakespeare and Company inventory of French books and photographs of French authors, with emendations in Beach’s hand; n.d. [1959 or later], 12l.


Folder 50

Commencement program for Beach’s honorary degree at the University at Buffalo and news clipping from the Buffalo Courier-Express; 7 and 8 June 1959.


Folder 51

Typed and autograph drafts of an article on Joyce by Beach, in French, 9l; n.d. [?1950s–1960s].


Folder 52

American Embassy invitation for Beach to attend the "Paris in the Twenties" exhibition; 20 June 1960.


Folder 53

3 newspaper clippings of Beach’s obituary in The New York Times, with notations in an unknown hand; 10 October 1962.


Folder 54

Notes on Ulysses lecture with page numbers, in Beach’s hand; n.d., 1l, recto–verso.


Folder 55

Beach’s calling card, with notations and accounts in her hand on the recto and verso; n.d.


Folder 56

Typed interview form: "A difficult series of questions for Sylvia Beach/ to be answered for the sake of posterity"; n.d.


Folder 57

Typed copy of the entry for Arthur Edward Guinness from "Who’s Who," on Shakespeare and Company letterhead, with notation in Beach’s hand; n.d.


Folder 58

Jacques Simon’s address on the verso of a Shakespeare and Company invoice; n.d.


Folder 59

Broadside of Christoph Plantin’s sonnet "The Happiness of this World," with a note in Beach’s hand on the verso, and accompanied by a separate note also in Beach’s hand: "Joyce gave this to SB"; n.d.


Folder 60

John Galsworthy poem, "Valley of the Shadow," transcribed in Beach’s hand on a Shakespeare and Company postcard; n.d.


Folder 61

Inventory and partial transcriptions of letters and other communication sent from Joyce to Beach, in Beach’s hand; n.d., 17l, almost all leaves are 1l folded as 2l, recto–verso, recto–verso.


Folder 62

Partial transcriptions of letters and other communication sent from Joyce to Beach in Beach’s hand; n.d., 4l.


Folder 63

Large file of disparate notes "Concerning letters" in Beach’s hand; n.d.


Folder 64

Two notebooks containing partial inventories of Joyce photos in Beach’s hand; n.d.


Folder 65

Large file of disparate notes concerning Joyce manuscripts, photos, and other materials in Beach’s hand; n.d.


Folder 66

Biographical/Publishing history notes related to Joyce and his works in Beach’s hand, in French and English; n.d.


Folder 67

Miscellaneous notes in Beach’s hand; n.d.


Folder 68

Unidentified bills, circulars, newsclippings and other business documents in English and French, some with notations in Beach’s hand; 1922–1952.


Folder 69

Blank Shakespeare and Company stationary; n.d., 2l.


  1. All iteMS are a single leaf, recto only unless otherwise stated.