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Serials and Monographs: Materials relating to Joseph Conrad

Conrad, Joseph. Youth and two other stories. New York: McClure, Phillips, 1903. 381 p. 20 cm.

Quinn, John. Papers, 1901-1926. Originals: 46 linear feet (72 boxes, 41 letterbooks, 3 v.). General correspondence: 50 microfilm reels. Finding aid available in repository. Manuscripts & Archives Section, NYPL.

John Quinn was a corporate lawyer in New York City who collected manuscripts and art. His correspondence, 1901-1924, is with artists, art dealers, critics, poets, playwrights, booksellers, publishers, and members of his family. He had special interest in modern and avant-garde art, modern literature, and the Irish Home Rule Movement. His correspondents include Constantine Brancusi, William Butler Yeats, Marcel Duchamp, James Joyce, and Ezra Pound, among very many others. He carried on a correspondence with Sir Roger Casement, the traitorous English peer and Congo hero, during the latter's (largely unsuccessful) fundraising tour of America in the last years of his life. The letter from Joseph Conrad responding to Quinn's questions about Casement is included here; the Casement section begins on the leaf labeled "II."