G. E. Bentley

Box/File List

Box 1
Series: 1: Subject/correspondence files
11 Various correspondence found in publications1969-2006
12 Various correspondence1976-2005
13 Abley, Mark—“Ivimy” manuscripts
14 Abo Akademi1973-1974
15 Aethered, Alexander1980
16 Baine, Rodney M.—“Blake’s animal symbolism : a study of zoological symbolism… ” 1979-1982
17 Baine, Rodney M.—“Blake’s Dante in a different light”1990
18 Bedard, Michael—“The gates of paradise : a life of William Blake”2002
19 “Bibliomania”2002
110 Blake collection of Raymond E. Thompson1974-1984
111 Blake events2006
112 Blake Society of St. James, Piccadilly1985-1997
113 Bogan, James—“A guidebook to William Blake’s ‘Jerusalem’”1981
114 Books owned—Blegny’s “Zodiacus Medico-Gallicus”2002
115 Bowden, Betsy—“Sacred/secular/Blake/Stothard: contrasting conceptions of the Canterbury pilgrimage, 400 years along the way”1993
116 Bright, John Adams—“Marriage of heaven and hell” material aspects2004
117 Brown, James B.—“The history of an illusion: the meaning of the four Zoas in Blake’s “‘The fourZoas’” 1984
118 Brown, Judy—“The marriage of heaven and hell” manuscript novel1981-1990
119 Carr, Stephen Leo—“William Blake’s print-making process in ‘Jerusalem’”1979
120 Crosby, Mark—“‘A fabricated perjury’ the [mis]trial of William Blake”2007
121 Davies, Keri—“The lost Moravian history of William Blake’s family: snapshots from the archive”2006
122 Davies, Keri—“William Blake in contexts: family, friendships, and some intellectual microcultures of eighteenth- and nineteenth-century England” thesis
123 Davies, Keri—“William Blake in contexts: family, friendships, and some intellectual microcultures of eighteenth- and nineteenth-century England” thesis

Compact disc

Box 2
Series: 1: Subject/correspondence files
21 Deck, Raymond—“Blake and Swedenborg” dissertation1977-1978
22 Deck, Raymond—“Curiouser and curiouser : “William Blake and ‘The book of Enoch’”1978
23 De Luca, V.A.—“The changing order of plates in ‘Jerusalem’, chapter II”1982
24 Dilworth, Tom—“‘Infant joy’, Blake’s revolutionary riddle-poem”1999
25 Dorrbecker, D. W.—“Innocence lost and found: an untraced copy traced”1981
26 Dorrbecker, D.W.—“‘The song of Los: the Munich copy and a new attempt to understand Blake’s images”1988
27 Dowdey, Landon—“The four Zoas”1980-1982
28 Eaves, Morris/Essick, Robert/Viscomi, Joseph—“The Blake archive”
29 Eldridge, Aethelred and Alexandra1968-1983
210 Essick, Robert N.—“Blake in the marketplace 1992”
211 Essick, Robert N.—“Blake in the marketplace 2006”
212 Essick, Robert N.—Proposal for William Blake commercial book illustrators1988
Box 3
Series: 1: Subject/correspondence files
31 Essick, Robert N.—Sotheby sale1989
32 Fitzwilliam Museum list of acquisitions1986
33 Flaxman bibliography1977-1979
34 Freed, Eugenie R.—“The enslavement of the daughters of Albion : Blake and Mary Wollstonecraft”2001
35 Frost, E.C.—“Blake’s ‘Ancient of days’”1979
36 Fry, Collin—Print of “Tyger”1996
37 Frye, Northrop1990, 2003
38 Frye, Northrop—Lecture notes on “Jerusalem”1996
39 Fuller, David—Blake exhibition of Durham University and Cathedral Libraries1993
310 Gabbett-Mulhallen, K.A.—“Blake’s ‘Night thoughts’ designs: context, Christology and composite work”1976
311 Gandy, Michael—Genealogical information on Blake/Boucher
312 Gardner, Stanley1981-1982
313 Gardner, Stanley—“Songs of innocence and of experience”1989
314 Getty Publications Program1986
315 Gimeno, Francisco—“Blake in Spain”2002
316 Gleckner, Robert—Blake entry for “Spenser Encyclopedia”1983
317 Gleckner, Robert—Teaching “Songs of innocence and of experience” questionnaire1984
318 Gleckner, Robert—“W.J. Linton, latter-day Blake”1980
319 Gourlay, Alexander S.—A new colored copy of “Night thoughts” at Smith College1993
Box 4
Series: 1: Subject/correspondence files
41 Gourlay, Alexander S.—“Philip D. Sherman’s Blakes at Brown University”1992-1993
42 Grant, John E.—“Blake’s title pages for ‘Songs of innocence and of experience’ and other visions of the expulsion from Eden”1980-1981
43 Grant, John E.—“The powers of “death” in Blake’s ‘Night thoughts’ engravings”2002
44 Grant, John E.—“Who shall bind the infinite and arrange it in libraries? The use of G.E. Bentley Jr.’s ‘Blake books’ and ‘William Blake’s writing’”1981
45 Grenfell, Michael—“Blake and gnosis”1997
46 Heisler, Ron—“William Blake as political economist: a discovery”1988
47 Hillyard, Brian—“David Steuart: man and book collector” lecture1987
48 Hori, Keiko—“William Blake is Mary Wollstonecraft”1983
49 Iowa videodisc Blake proposals1984
410 Johnson, Mary Lynn—“Blake, Chodowiecki, Schellenberg, lips, and images for ‘The proprietors of the English Lavater”2002
411 Johnson, Mary Lynn—“Effacing Chodowiecki: engravings by Blake and others for the Fuseli-Lavater Physiognomy”1993
412 Johnson, Mary Lynn—“The fall and promise of redemption in Blake’s biblical watercolours for Thomas Butts”1980
Box 5
Series: 1: Subject/correspondence files
51 Keynes, Geoffrey1972
52 King, James—Blake biography proposals1983
53 King, James—“Cowper, Hayley, and Samuel Johnson’s ‘Republican’ Milton’”1988
54 Ko, So Woong—“A study of the Japanese criticism of William Blake’s poetry”1976
55 Kukota, Irina1999
56 La Belle, Jenijoy—Motif catalogue of Blake’s designs Guggenheim proposal1989
57 Latona, Robert1981
58 Lister, Antony—“George John, 2nd Earl Lister and his ‘Librarian’ Thomas Frognall Dibdin”1987
59 Looper, Edna2004
510 Masefield, John—“Words on the anniversary of the birthday of William Blake”1993
511 Matheson, Suzanne—“Let no strangers to the Muses enter: art and the public sphere In Romantic Britain”1998
512 Mee, Jon—“‘Portentous, as the written wall’: Millenarianism and politics in Blake’s ‘Night thoughts’ designs”1994
513 Miner, Paul—“The Bard’s Prophetic song”2002
514 Miner, Paul—“Blake and the night sky”1985
515 Minney, Penny—“Job’s Gethsemane : tradition and imagination in William Blake’s illustrations for the ‘Book of Job’”1997
516 Minney, Penny—“‘Rescue archaeology’ in 1800: a fourteenth century find and Blake’s ‘Job’ water-colours”1998
517 Moravian Church2004
518 Mulhallen, Karen—“William Blake’s designs for Edward Young’s night thoughts” Review1981
519 Naunton, Stewart—Blake collection1993
520 Otto, Peter1989
521 Paley, Morton D.—“Why Blake?” film prospectus1981
522 Phillips, Michael—Proposal for biography of Blake1986
Box 6
Series: 1: Subject/correspondence files
61 Pierce, John—“Blake’s writing of ‘Vala or the four zoas’: a study of textual development”1987, 1991
62 Read, Dennis1993
63 Read, Dennis—“Appealing to ‘A great madjority’: Blake, Cromek, and the Chalcographic Society”1981
64 Read, Dennis—“Blake’s eschatology”1980
65 Read, Dennis—“The career of R.H. Cromek”
66 Read, Dennis—“Cromek’s provincial advertisements for Blake’s ‘Grave’”1976
67 Read, Dennis—Reviews of “The counter-arts conspiracy” by Morris Eaves/“Dangerous enthusiasm” by Jon Mee1994
68 Read, Dennis—“The rival Canterbury pilgrims of Blake and Cromek: Herculean figures in the carpet”, 1987 9 Rix, Robert W.—“The Bible of Hell: William Blake and the discourses of radicalism”2002
610 Rix, Robert W.—“Blake, Bacon and ‘The devils arse’”2001
611 Robson, Lane/Viscomi, Joseph—“Copper intoxication—the cause of Blake’s death?”1995
612 Rose, E.J.—“The grotesque in Blake and Goya” Killam Research Fellowship Proposal1984
613 Sato, Hikari—“Blake in the Orient” International Conference2003
614 Scroyer, Richard—“The 1788 publication date of Lavater’s ‘Aphorisms’”1976
615 Schuard, Keith—various articles2005-2006
616 Sklar, Susanne—“Apocalyptic wedding: Jacob Boehme’s visions and William Blake’s ‘Jerusalem’”
617 Sotheby’s sale of “Urizen”1999
618 Sperduti, Leonardo1978
619 Stedman, John—“Narrative of his expedition against the revolted negroes of Surinam”1985
620 Stothard album1995
621 Suances, Francisco Gimeno2007
622 Sung, Mei-Ying—“Technical and material studies of William Blake’s engraved ‘Illustrations of The Book of Job(1826)’”
Box 7
Series: 1: Subject/correspondence files
71 Swinburne correspondence1995
72 Taylor, Dena Bain—“Emanations of the divine: Kabbalistic elements in the Poetry and designs of William Blake”1983
73 Tolley, Michael—“The annotated Blake: a new, variorum edition”1989
74 Tory, Alan—“Mr. Blake’s transatlantic rainbow” a contemporary play in three acts1976, 1979
75 Tyson, G.P—“Joseph Johnson : a liberal bookseller”1974
76 University of California at Los Angeles1994
77 Van Kleeck, Justin—“Blake’s four…‘Zoa’s’?”
78 Vaulbert de Chantilly, Marc—“Property of a distinguished poisoner: Thomas Griffiths Wainewright and the Griffiths family library”2001
79 Viscomi, Joseph—“Blake and the idea of the book”1989-1990
710 Viscomi, Joseph—“Digital facsimiles: reading the William Blake archive”2002
711 Viscomi, Joseph—“Like father like son : the unknown Blake acquisitions of Thomas Butts, Jr. and the market for Blake in 1852”1994
712 Viscomi, Joseph—“William Blake’s ‘The phoenix/to Mrs. Butts’ redeux”1994
713 Volger, Thomas “Intertextual signifiers and the Blake of that already”1986
714 Wallace, Christina—“Illuminating Blake : a new reading of William Blake’s “The marriage of heaven and hell” thesis2001, 2002
715 Ward, Aileen—“Who was Robert Blake”1995
Box 8
Series: 1: Subject/correspondence files
81 Warner, Janet—“Blake’s wife: a novel”2000-2002
82 Whitehead, Angus—“But, Kitty, I better love thee: George Richmond’s annotation To ‘Song [I love the jocund dance]’ in Volume II of Alexander Gilchrist’s ‘Life of William Blake (1863)”2004
83 Whittingham, Selby—“The Blake Society at St. James’”1986
84 Windle, John1997
85 Witke, Johanne “‘Jerusalem: Blake’s epic defense of art”1982
86 Wright, John—“On ‘Song of innocence’: a new Blake attribution”1986
Series: 2: Research material
Art and engraving
87 Various drawings
88 Various engravings
89 Various engravings
810 Electrotype pulls
811 Blair—“The grave”
Box 9
Series: 2: Research material
91 Bible—Book of Job
92 Bunyan—“Pilgrim’s progress”
93 Dante—“Divine comedy”
94 Emlyn, Henry—“A new order in architecture”
95 Gay, John—“Fables”
96 Hayley, William—“Ballads”
97 Hayley, William—“Little Tom the sailor”
98 Josephus
99 “The ladies new and polite pocket memorandum-book”
910 Lavater, J.C.—“Aphorisms”
911 Lavater, J.C.—“Essays on physiognomy”
912 Malkin, Benjamin Heath—“A father’s memoirs of his child”
913 Milton—“L’allegro/Il penseroso”
914 Rees, Abraham—“Cyclopaedia”
915 “The seaman’s recorder”
916 Stedman, J.G.—“Narrative of a five years’ expedition against the revolted negroes of Surinam”
917 Virgil
918 “The wit’s magazine”
919 Wollstonecraft, Mary—“Original stories from real life”
920 Young—“Night thoughts”
Box 10
Series: 2: Research material
Writings -- Photographs for “William Blake’s writings”, edited by Bentley
101 “The accusers”
102 “All religions are one”
103 “The book of Ahania”
104 “The first book of Urizen”
105 “For children: the gates of Paradise”
106 “Glad day”
107 “The marriage of Heaven and Hell”
108 “The song of Los”
109 “Songs of experience”
1010 “Songs of innocence”
1011 “There is no natural religion”
1012 “Visions of the daughters of Albion”
Writings -- Various
1013 “America”
1014 “America”
1015 “The book of Enoch”
1016 “The book of Thel”
Box 11
Series: 2: Research material
111 “Europe”
112 “The first book of Urizen”
113 “Jerusalem”
114 “Laocoon”
115 “Songs of Los”
116 “Tiriel”
117 “Visions of the daughters of Albion”
General Research
118 Books owned by Blake
119 Buttons representing Blake
1110 Cumberland, George
1111 Cumberland, George
1112 Residences (Blake)
Box 12
Series: 2: Research material
121 Jenkins, Herbert
122 Linnell, John
123 Portraits of Blake
125“The Stranger from paradise : a biography of William Blake”
Series: 3: Records relating to writings
126 “The artist and the prophet : the art of William Blake”—Lecture, West Shore Graphic Arts Society, Muskegon1996
127 “Blake books” 1978, 1999-2000
128 “Blake books supplement”—Review, Janet Warner1989
129 “Blake discoveries, scholarship, and criticism 1971–1992”—Lecture, Blake Society, Durham1993
1210 “Blake in the art of his time”—Conference, Art Department and English Department, University of California at Santa Barbara1976
1211 Blake microfilm project1981-1982
Box 13
Series: 3: Records relating to writings
131 “Blake studies in Japan : a bibliography of works on William Blake published in Japan, 1893–1993”—Review, Karen Mulhallen
132 “Blake’s illuminations”—Lecture {1996?]
133 “Blake’s visionary heads : lost drawings and a lost book”2001
134 “Blake’s visions: what he saw; how he understood his visions; and what he made of them”—Lecture, Durham1996
135 “The colouring of Blake’s ‘Job’ engravings”1974
136 Bible notes1987
137 “Book illustration and illustrated books”—Essay2001-2002
138 “Boydell’s Shakespeare”
139 “The captive of the castle of Sennaar”—Typescript of book by George Cumberland, annotated by Bentley1972-1973
1310 “Comrades and strangers”—Typescript of book on China experiences1985
1311 Cumberland bibliography1974-1975
1312 “Edward Irving and the devil’s holocaust: Tatham’s burning of Blake’s papers”1994
1313 “The Edwardes of Halifax”1985-1994
1314 “The freaks of learning : learned pigs, musical hares, and the romantics”—Lecture, The Friends of the Osborne and Lillian H. Smith Collections, Toronto1980
1315 “Grave indignities : greed, hucksterism, and oblivion: Blake’s watercolours for Blair’s ‘Grave’”2006
1316 “The great Bible chase : great research libraries from Cologne to Canberra,”—Lecture1992, 1993
1317 “The holy pirates : legal enforcement of the patent in the Authorized Version of the Bible c. 18001993-1995
1318 “‘I hear a voice you cannot hear’ : William Blake’s audiences”—Article1995, 1996
1319 “Intramuralia”2001
1320 “An island in the moon and other manuscripts”1974-1975
1321 “Jane Austen on love” by Juliet McMaster—Review1980
1322 “John Marsh and Peregrine Project: ‘A tour through some of the Southern counties of England’ (1904)”—Essay1997
1323 Lectures, various—Ephemera1980-1997
1324 Linnell (John) autobiography1962-1963
1325 “Macklin (Thomas)” 1998-2000
Box 14
Series: 3: Records relating to writings
141 “The meaning beyond the words : William Blake as an illuminated poet”—Lecture, University of Durham1996
142 “My name is legion: for we are many: William Blake in London, 1740–1830”—Essay2000-2001
143 “New Blake documents : ‘Job’, ‘Oedipus’, and the ‘Songs of innocence and of Experience’” with Mark Abley1986, 1987
144 “New directions in Blake scholarship: mapping the Old World, the New World, and Terra Incognita”—Lecture[1989?]
145 “New facts in Blake’s biography”—Lecture[1963?]
146 “A new Shakespeare document”1989-1990
147 “Of ghostly fleas and archangels: the pleasures of a Blake biographer”—Lecture[1962?]
148 “Patrons of Blake”
149 “The peripatetic painter and the stroke of genius”—Article1999, 2000
1410 “Robinson (George), bookseller”2001
1411 Robson, John—Obituary2002
1412 “The sources of serendipity : George Cumberland’s ‘Captive of the Castle of Sennaar in the Mortlake Collection of the Australian National University—Lecture
1413 “The stranger from paradise”—Correspondence2000-2003
Box 15
Series: 3: Records relating to writings
151 “The stranger from paradise”—Proofs1999
152 “Strangers and comrades : letters from China 1982–1983”1984
153 “Strangers in the world : Blake, Cowper, and madness”, 1991—Lecture, University Of Toronto1991
154 Toronto Blake Symposium—Proposed volume
155 “‘The tyger’ and ‘The lamb’ : easy questions and impossible answers”—Lecture, University College1996
156 “The unrecognized first printing of Flaxman’s ‘Iliad’ (1793)”1995-1997
157 “What is the price of experience? William Blake and the economics of illuminated printing” 1998, 1999
158 “What is the price of experience? William Blake and the economics of illuminated Printing”—Lecture, Toronto Society for the Book1998
159 “William Blake and his circle”1998
1510 “William Blake and the Sophcles enigma”1996-1997
1511 “William Blake: prophet of the New Age”—Transcript of CBC radio program “Ideas” (with Northrop Frye and four others)1987
Box 16
Series: 3: Records relating to writings
161 “William Blake’s ‘The song of Los’: a bibliographical introduction”1975
162 “William Blake’s ‘Visions of the daughters of Albion’: a reproduction of copy F”1975
163 “William Blake’s visual arts”1983-1985
Series: 4: Ephemera relating to William Blake
164 Exhibitions/Symposia1969-2006
165 Conferences1976-2006
166 Lectures1969-2007
167 Blake Society1986-2007
168 Performances/Celebrations1955-2007
Box 17
Series: 2: Research material
171 List of books owned by Bentley2000
Series: 3: Records relating to writings
172 Part V 1818–1827
173 Appendix
174 Preliminaries
175 Prelude
176 Part I 1757–1779
177 Part II 1779–1799
178 Part III 1500–1505
179 Part VI 1827–1831
1710 Postscript 1831–1833
1711 Appendix IA Malkin
1712 Appendix 1C J.T. Smith
1713 Appendix 1E Tatham
1714 Appendix 1F HCR Reminiscences
1715 Appendix 1G Strange
1716 Appendix II Residences
1717 Appendix III Accounts
1718 Appendix IV Engravings
1719 Appendix V Reprints
1720 End notes
Box 18
Series: 2: Research material
Microfilm and slides
18 29 microfilm reels and slides of research material
Box 1
Series: 1: Subject/correspondence files
11Various correspondence 1997-2011
Series: 3: Records relating to writings
12"William Blake and His Circle, 2009" 2010
13"William Blake and His Circle for 2010" 2011
15"William Blake's Four Zoas" - Thesis submitted for Doctorate Vol. I (annotations are not Bentley's; may be those of Dr. Herbert Davis, one of the Examiners) 1956
16"William Blake's Four Zoas" - Thesis submitted for Doctorate Vol. II (annotations are not Bentley's; may be those of Dr. Herbert Davis, one of the Examiners 1956
Series: 4: Ephemera relating to William Blake
14Various ephemera 2003-2011
Series: 2: Research material
Elucidation of Mr. Boyer's plan


Box 1
Series: 1: Subject/correspondence files
11Blake in Spanish [correspondence]2012


12Essick, Robert—"Blake in the Marketplace" 2012


13Grant, Mary Lynn—"Thomas Butts insures his art collection'2012


14Greg, Andrew—"Spurious issues of Lavater"2012


15Miner, Paul—"Blake: The metaphors of generation"[2012?]


16Pyle, Eric—"Illustrations for the 'Divine Comedy'"2012


17Cumberland Conference2006


Series: 2: Research material
18Blake's heavy metal [copperplates]2005


19Blake's trial


110Broadstreet,London - Blake's birthplace


111Cromek Papers [Princeton University Library]2010


112The Cabinet of the Arts in Yale2006


113Thomas Butts genealogy


114Joseph Wright to William Hayley 1782-1789, Derby Museum and Art Gallery2011


115Anthony Stephen Mathew's will


116Felpham photos

3 photographs : col and b&w

Textual material

117Apprenticeship of Thomas Owen to William Blake 1788


122Mr. Boyers address to the patrons of fine art respecting his aplendid national undertaking of the history of England, flyer from Gottingen


124Robert Bowyer "To the Public", prospectus from Gottingen


125Archibald Sparse "The Bowyer Bible (1920)"


126Bowyer Lottery


Series: 3: Records relating to writings
118"Pictura Ignota" [typescript]2010


119London Book Trade Cards to 18201979-1984


120"English Illustrated Bibles 1530-1830" 1989

Includes 38 photographs : b&w and b&w negs.  

121"Robert Bowyer : The Illustration of National History" / Bowyer Notes


Box 2
Series: 1: Subject/correspondence files
211[Various correspondence]1982-2013


212Forster, E.M.1964


213Rosenwald, Lessing J.1957-1964


Series: 2: Research material
21Bensley in the Huntington


22Linnell, John, letter to his wife Mary 6 February 1826

Possibly for use in Blake Records. Note BR(2) 433

23Lowell Libson Catalogue, Strothand in his Studio c.18002013


24Thackrey & Robertson catalogue listing Blake and Palmer 1979 September 6 - October 31


251929 March 4 Christie catalogue of Blake and Palmer


26Robert Blair's "The Grave" Central Library Leeds2008


27Blake in the Philadelphia Museum of Art 2012


28[Various scholarly articles related to Blake]


29Hartley, Observations on Man


210Henrietta Poole from Roussel Sergeant. Taken from Abstract of Deed dated 13th April 1870


Box 3
Series: 1: Subject/correspondence files
31[Invoices for rare books]1966-1996

  Also includes a ticket for a William Blake exhibition in Japan from September 22-November 25, 1990.

32[Correspondence with colleagues]1978, 2009, 2010

  Correspondence with colleagues including D.H. Weinglass, Rumyana Hristova, and Dennis M. Read.

Series: 3: Records relating to writings
Art and engraving
34"Visionary Heads" [copies of plates used in book][200-]

Copies of images taken from Tate Modern, University of Toronto Library, and Smith College Museum of Art; plates from Joseph Holland and Vanderhoef collections; and three negatives.

Series: 4: Ephemera relating to William Blake
34Thomas Wright's scrapbook bought from his son in Olney, 19551896-1913, 1957

   Scrapbook contains newspaper clippings, notices of book sales, advertisements for William Blake engravings, and notices for William Blake exhibitions.

35Holland, Joseph Blake Miscellanea [Scrapbook]1948-1956

Scrapbook of prints of William Blake woodcuts, photocopies of sketches by William Blake and contemporary artists, an obituary of Percy MacKaye, an American dramatist and poet, and letters by Percy MacKaye.

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