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James Joyce Collection

over 1,500 items

Front cover of 1st edition of UlyssesSet up in 1973 as part of the James Joyce Centre, the collection was started with the help of the Trustees of the Joyce Estate and the Society of Authors. It contains current and rare editions of Joyce's publications, critical and background literature. The only major Joyce research collection in the UK, it also includes archival material donated by Jane Lidderdale, relating to both Harriet Shaw Weaver (Joyce's patron) and Lucia, Joyce's daughter. Books added to the collection since 1982 are traceable through UCL Library's online catalogue: Explore.

Inside cover of Anna Livia Plurabelle signed by Joyce

Weaver Papers
1 box

Correspondence and papers of Harriet Shaw Weaver (1876-1961), mainly relating to James Joyce, 1914-1958.
(Outline handlist available).

Lidderdale Collection
3 boxes

Papers collected by Jane Lidderdale (1909-1996) during her work on the biography, 1920-1969, of Harriet Shaw Weaver (1876-1961), the editor of The Egoist and patron and publisher of James Joyce. The collection also includes letters from Lucia Joyce, 1959-1981.
(Draft handlist available).


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