Whyte (Frederic) Archive

Subject strengths: Literature

The papers of Frederic Whyte (1867-1941) form a literary archive although it contains a large amount of correspondence. The letters date largely from the late-Nineteenth and early-Twentieth Centuries and include correspondence with publishers, editors and literary agents. Correspondence also includes letters from Arthur Conan Doyle, George Bernard Shaw and correspondence with H.G. Wells.

There are articles, notes and draft translations (including a manuscript draft and copy of an article 'Portrait of Cecil Rhodes' and correspondence about M.G. Sarfatti's biography of Mussolini); material for Whyte's Life of W.T. Stead, miscellaneous photographs, cuttings (including a scrapbook of press cuttings on the Boer War), book reviews, manuscript diaries, some publications and material relating to Sweden.

Collection Name and Collection Reference Code:

Collection Name: Whyte (Frederic) Archive

Archive Ref Code: FW

Date Range of Material

1867 - 1941

Type of Material

Personal archive of Frederic Whyte, but containing much relating to his professional life.

Size of Collection

7 Linear Metres of shelving 

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Other Resources

Material from this collection was used in our Treasures of the Month feature for March 2005.