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.

Box 1
Series: 1: Subject/correspondence files
11"The Accuracy of the Blake Trust Gray Catalogue"1974


12"Almost Blake"1974


13Bain, Iain1978-1979


14"Blake Bibliography"2001


15"Blake's Shadow"1978-1979


16"Blake's Stolen Pride"2005-2006


17Cambridge University Press2002-2005


18"The Colouring of Blake's Job Engravings"1973-1974

Includes copy of article.

19Davids, Roy1993


110Eaves, Morris1974, 1979


111Edwards, Anne2017


112Edwards, Rosa1985

Includes her article “James Edwards, Giambattista Bodoni, and the Castle of Otranto: some unpublished letters” published in Publishing History, XVIII, 1985 and 2 photographic prints.

113Essick, Robert — "2008 Checklist"2009


114Essick Robert — "William Blake and His Circle and Followers"2008


115Essick, Robert — "William Blake Printmaker"1978


116Essick, Robert — Various correspondence


117Essick, Robert/Windle, John2015


118"Ged" [Gerald Eades Bentley Sr.]1965, 1992


119"Georghiou, George1990


120Halliday, Robert1994

Correspondence regarding Learned Pigs. Contains excerpts of Pigs from other sources sent by Halliday.   

121Ivusic, Christine1978


122Jones, Sarah2009


123Marks, Philippa — "The Edwards of Halifax Bindery"1992-1995

Written by Marks to accompany The Edwards of Halifax. Also includes drafts and an offprint of The British Library Journal, Vol 24 No 2, 1998, in which the article first appeared.

124Paley, Morton1974, 1978, 2011


125Pausch, Peter1983-1984


126Ringler, Susan1982-1983


127Tyson, Gerald P.1981


128University of Toronto Press2004-2007

Correspondence regarding Edwards of Halifax publication.

129Watkinson, Raymond2000-2004


130Weber, Jeff1985


Box 2
Series: 1: Subject/correspondence files
21"William Blake and the Alchemical Philosophers"1954, 1993

Correspondence regarding Bentley's B.Litt. thesis.

22[Various correspondence]1958, 1966-2016


Series: 2: Research material
23"Blake Books Supplements" reproductions1992

Includes correspondence requesting and granting permission to use reproductions in the addenda.

24"Blake's Blair" material2013

Includes correspondence and copies of images.

25"Thus Spake William Blake" photos

8 photos from Thus Spake William Blake, including a portrait of Bentley.

26White Data2014

Bibliography of White's references to Blake.

27W.A. White Acquisitions Book


28[W.A. White collection of Blake material]

Copies of material from the W.A. White file of the Rosenbach Co. archives.  

29[List of Blakes in the National Gallery of Australia]1997


210[Blake letters in the Wedgwood Archive]


211[The American Blake Foundation list of Blakes]


212[William Blake and Edwards of Halifax in Wormsley Library]


213[Articles related to Blake]


214Various engravings and prints

Images of Blake's engravings and prints from Stedman, Marriage of Heaven and Hell, Cromek letter, and The Grave. Includes 2 CDs.

215"Genesis: The Seven Days of the Created World"

Autograph manuscript by Blake.

216James Blake's will


217"Edwards of Halifax" material


218"Edwards of Halifax" material


Box 3
Series: 2: Research material
31"Edwards of Halifax" images

Includes images of plates and illustrations from websites, notes on images, and correspondence granting permission to use images from other institutions. 5 photographs and 1 CD inside.

32Edwards-Bodoni letters

Letters are in French.

33James Edwards letters


34Richard Edwards title pages


35John Edwards of Northowram Hall's willdated 1819, copied 1982
36Edwards of Halifax Sample Book1985


37Macklin Bible Proposals (1789)


38Macklin Bible, Extra-illustrated


39Macklin Bible plates


310Macklin Bible images


311"Macklin and Bowyer"1963

Article by T.S.R. Boase, published in JWCI, XXVI.

312Thomas Macklin letters


313Thomas Macklin's will


314Macklin: Edward Rogers

Material related to Edward Rogers, Macklin's partner.

315George Cumberland sketchbook

Includes correspondence from 2012. 

316George Cumberland, "A Sermon for a General Fast"

Includes correspondence and digital images from 2013, used in William Blake and His Circle, 2012.

317Descendants of George Cumberland2016


318Joseph Johnson Letter-book

Includes correspondence from 1995-96.

319Mylius, The Junior Class-Book

Includes correspondence.

Box 4
Series: 2: Research material
41Du Roveray plates


42Du Roveray photographs

39 photographs.

43The Book of Ahania2014

Printouts of images and correspondence from 2014.

44Blake, "Death's Door"

Reproductions from Magasin Pittoresque.

45Sale Catalogues2013


46[Various catalogues]


47[Various catalogues]


48Bryan, Michael — "A Biographical and Critical Dictionary of Painters and Engravers" (1816)


49Wills, Jim — "Shelf List of Extra-Illustrated Books in the Huntington Library"1974


410John Murray Archive


411Hassel, J. — Calcographia (1811)


412[Various scholarly articles]

Scholarly articles on various subjects. Includes:

"Adventures in Bookselling: The Removal of the Spencer Library from Althorp to Manchester in 1892", Piccadilly Notes, No. 2 (1933)

“Anne Lister’s Journal, 1817-1840” by Phyllis M. Ramsden published in Halifax Antiquarian Society, 1970

“A Group of Stuart Miniatures and their History.” Offprint by Rosa Edwards, published in Notes and Queries, 1984

“Parma and Edinburgh: Some letters relating to the European bookstrade at the end of the eighteenth century.” Offprint by Brian Hillyard, Bulletin du bibliophile, 2 (1992)

“Regal Presence in Rare Books, or Evocations of Elizabeth I: Gleanings from Rare Books at the University of Chicago” by Janel Mueller, 2003

Box 5
Series: 3: Records relating to writings
51"A Fifth Zoa"1987-2000

Multiple submissions. Includes a copy of "William Blake and Earl Spencer".

52"A 'New' Blake Engraving in Lavater's Physiognomy"1972


53"A Unique Prospectus for Blake's Grave Designs"1973


54"A Year in Algiers"2006

Published privately.

55"Bibliographical Discoveries, mostly Blakean: The right way, the wrong way and Beth's way"2005


56"A Blake Bestiary"[between 2009 and 2017]

Unpublished manuscript, final draft version.

57"Blake Books" — review by Robert Essick1977


58"Blake Books" reviews1977, 1981


59"Blake's Heavy Metal" essay addenda2006


510"Blake Records, 2nd Edition"2000-2005

Correspondence, reviews, addenda and other material.

511"Blake Records" addenda


512"Blake Records Second Edition" addenda2004-2011


513"Blake Records Second Edition" addenda and corrigenda2016


514"Blake Records" reviews1971-1972


515"Blake Records Supplements" reviews1990


Box 6
Series: 3: Records relating to writings
61"Blake's Youth in Surrey"


62"Blake and the Xenoglots: Strange speaking critics and scholars of Blake"ca. 2004


63"Blake in the Eighteenth Century Short Title Catalogue"1991-1992, 2000

Essay by Bentley, with related correspondence.

64"Boondoggles: Memoirs of a Vagrant Academic"ca. 2011


65"British Bible Table"


66"British Illustrated Bibles"

Unpublished manuscript.

67"The Captive of the Castle of Sennaar" reviews1992-1994


68"Catherine Wright of Walkeringham"2004

Biography of William Blake's mother.

69"Edwards of Halifax Bindings"1993


610"Edwards of Halifax" publishing agreement2011


611"English Bible Illustrations"


612"English Illustrated Bibles, 1530-1830: introduction"


613"English Illustrated Bibles, 1530-1830: working notes"1989


614"The Inscriptions on Blake's Design to Pilgrim's Progress"1972


615"Intramuralia" revised2003


616"Joseph Johnson in Prison: A Publisher and Pitt's White Terror"1996-2000

Also contains correspondence. 

617"Leigh Hunt's Literary Pocket-Book (1818-1822): A Romantic Source Book"1974


618"Money Flies From Me" 1998

Two copies with some correspondence.

619"Romney's Legacy"

Undated essay.

620"Some Continental Illustrated Bibles, 1478-1830: working notes"1989


621"Stranger from Paradise" reviews2001


622"Stranger from Paradise" reviews2001-2004

Reviews featured in various newspapers and journals.

623"Thomas Macklin" final draft typescriptca. 2016


Box 7
Series: 3: Records relating to writings
71"Thomas Macklin" New DNB[2016?]


72"Thomas Macklin" contract and submissions2016


73"Thomas Macklin" review2016


74"Thus Spake William Blake: Conversations with the Quick and the Dead and a Concordance of the Poet's Conversations"[between 2009 and 2017]


75"Thus Spake William Blake" reviewsca. 2009


76"White on Blake"

A copy of an essay written about William Augustus White, a collector of Blake's work.

77"William Blake and His Circle, 2007"


78"William Blake and His Circle, 2008"


79"William Blake and His Circle, 2008" addenda


710William Blake's Writings addenda


711"William Blake's Mother and the Moravians"2004


712"William Blake and the Empire of the Imagination"1989-1993

Drafts and notes.

713"William Blake in the Desolate Market"2011-2013

Reviews, correspondence, contracts and notes.

714"William Blake in the Desolate Market" reviews2014-2015


Box 8
Series: 3: Records relating to writings
81[Dissertations and theses written about Blake][n.d.]

Essay and bibliography written and compiled by Bentley.

82"A Different Face: William Blake and Mary Wollstonecraft" consent to publish1979


83Reader's Report on "Rosenbach's Blakes[,] Especially those Bought en Bloc from W.A. White"[n.d.]


84"An Astonishing Discovery"1994

Correspondence regarding submission of essay to Blake: An Illustrated Quarterly, essay included.

85"Blake's Murderesses: Visionary Heads of Wickedness"2009

Published in Huntington Library Quarterly, Vol 72 No. 1, 2009.

86"Blake's Shadow"1978

Published in The Times Literary Supplement newspaper.

87"Blake's Works as Performances: Intentions and Inattentions"1988

Published in Transactions of the Society for Textual Scholarship, Vol 4, 1988.

88"Cenci: A War of Theologies"1958

Published in Chicago Maroon, 1958.

89"Flaxman in Italy: A Letter reflecting the Anni Mirabiles, 1792-93"1981

Published in The Art Bulletin, Vol LXIII No 4, 1981.

810"Ozias Humphry, William Upcott, and William Blake"1975

Offprint, published in Humanities Association Review, 1975.

811"R.C. Jackson - A wild goose chase?"2001

Submitted to and published in Camberwell Quarterly, 2001.

812"Thomas Butts, White Collar Maecenas"1956

Published in PMLA, Vol LXXI, No 5, 1956.

813"The Vicissitudes of Vision"1978

Offprint, published in Humanities, 43, 1978.

814"William Blake and Earl Spencer"1989

Offprint, published in The Aligarh Critical, Vol 2 No 2, 1989.

815[Essays included in Minute Particulars]1978

Featured in "Minute Particulars", a section of Blake: An Illustrated Quarterly.

816[Submissions to Notes and Queries]2011, 2014, 2016


817Review of "A Bibliography of Jane Austen"ca. 1982


818Review of "A Catalogue of William Blake's Separate Plates"

Review of Robert Essick's work.

819"Blake the Professional"1993

Review of Robert Essick's William Blake's Commercial Book Illustrations, featured in Antiquarian Book Monthly.

820"God's Plenty"1980

Review of David Bindman's The Complete Graphic Works of William Blake.

821Review of "Milton and English Art"1971

Review of Marcia R. Pointon's work, featured in The Library.

822Review of "William Blake's Water-colour Designs for the Poems of Thomas Gray"1972


823Review of "William Blake: Songs of Innocence and Experience"2009

Review of Robert Essick's work.

824"Blake's Murderesses — lecture


825Fifth Seminar on the British Book Trade: report1987

Contains a short essay by Bentley, "Eighteenth Century English Illustrated Book Publishing".

826"Mistakes, Mischief, Murder"1990

Copy of a paper given at the University College Symposium.

827"Why Edit? Fiat Lux!"1986

Presented at a conference at the University of Toronto.

Series: 4: Ephemera relating to William Blake
828"The Reception of Blake in Europe"2004

For the Reception of British Authors in Europe series, in which Bentley was asked to participate. Contains correspondence, notes and guidelines for editors and contributors.


Ephemera from various conferences on Blake.

830Blake Exhibitions2009


831The Visual Languages of William Blake1982-1983

Material from the William Blake symposium at the Art Gallery of Ontario where Bentley presented. Includes pamphlets, notes, itinerary, name tag and other ephemera.

832"Blake in Our Time" symposium material2010


Box 9
Series: 2: Research material
9Blake Books index cards

Part 1: “Writings”, The Accusers – A Descriptive Catalogue

Box 10
Series: 2: Research material
10Blake Books index cards

Part 1: “Writings”, Europe– Island  

Box 11
Series: 2: Research material
11Blake Books index cards

Part 1: “Writings”, Jerusalem – Marriage (Pt. 1)

Box 12
Series: 2: Research material
12Blake Books index cards

Part 1: “Writings”, Marriage (Pt. 2) – Songs of Innocence (Pt. 1)

Box 13
Series: 2: Research material
13Blake Books index cards

Part 1: “Writings”, Songs of Innocence (Pt. 2) – Songs of Innocence and of Experience (Pt. 1)

Box 14
Series: 2: Research material
14Blake Books index cards

Part 1: “Writings”, Songs of Innocence and of Experience (Pt. 2) – Visions of the Daughters of Albion (Pt. 1) 

Box 15
Series: 2: Research material
15Blake Books index cards

Part 1: “Writings”, Visions of the Daughters of Albion (Pt. 2) – Selections (Pt. 1)

Box 16
Series: 2: Research material
16Blake Books index cards

Part 1: “Writings”, Selections (Pt. 2) – Part 2: “Drawings”, Bunyan, John

Box 17
Series: 2: Research material
17Blake Books index cards

Part 2: “Drawings”, Dante, Alighieri – Part 3: “Engravings”, Blair, Grave

Box 18
Series: 2: Research material
18Blake Books index cards

Part 3: “Engravings”, Blair, Grave – Flaxman, Hesiod   

Box 19
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19Blake Books index cards

Part 3: “Engravings”, Flaxman, Iliad – The Lady’s Magazine 

Box 20
Series: 2: Research material
20Blake Books index cards

Part 3: “Engravings”, Lady’s Pocket BookSeaman’s Recorder  

Box 21
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21Blake Books index cards

Part 3: “Engravings”, Shakespeare, Boydell – Part 4: “Catalogues”, 1784  

Box 22
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22Blake Books index cards

Part 4: “Catalogues”, 1785 – 1826

Box 23
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23Blake Books index cards

Part 4: “Catalogues”, 1827 – 1893-94

Box 24
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24Blake Books index cards

Part 4: “Catalogues”, 1894 – 1934

Box 25
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25Blake Books index cards

Part 4: “Catalogues”, 1935 – 1973

Box 26
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26Blake Books index cards

Part 4: “Catalogues”, 1974 – Part 5: “Criticism”, Ames, Winslow

Box 27
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27Blake Books index cards

Part 5: “Criticism”, Amenoff, Gregory – Anon. “The Poetry of Pictor Ignotus”

Box 28
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28Blake Books index cards

Part 5: “Criticism”, Anon. “The Poetry of Sacred and Legendary Art” – Bellin, H.F. et al.

Box 29
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29Blake Books index cards

Part 5: “Criticism”, Bellis, Mrs. – Blake Quarterly XXIII

Box 30
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30Blake Books index cards

Part 5: “Criticism”, Blake Quarterly XXIV – Bloom, Harold, “Run the Sacred Truth”

Box 31
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31Blake Books index cards

Part 5: “Criticism”, Bloom, Harold, “Visionary Cinema” – Carey, Leo

Box 32
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32Blake Books index cards

Part 5: “Criticism”, Carey, William – Cunningham, Allan

Box 33
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33Blake Books index cards

Part 5: “Criticism”, Cunningham, George – Eaton, Anne Thaxter

Box 34
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34Blake Books index cards

Part 5: “Criticism”, Eaves, Morris – Ezard, John

Box 35
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35Blake Books index cards

Part 5: “Criticism”, F., Nu-shih C. – Gilchrist, Alexander

Box 36
Series: 2: Research material
36Blake Books index cards

Part 5: “Criticism”, Gilchrist, A. – Hamilton, K.

Box 37
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37Blake Books index cards

Part 5: “Criticism”, Hamilton, Kenneth M. – Hron, Zdenek

Box 38
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38Blake Books index cards

Part 5: “Criticism”, Hsing, P’eng-chu – Kellner, Leon

Box 39
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39Blake Books index cards

Part 5: “Criticism”, Kellner, Leon – Lee, Samjin

Box 40
Series: 2: Research material
40Blake Books index cards

Part 5: “Criticism”, Lee, Sherman – Matthey, Pierre-Louis

Box 41
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41Blake Books index cards

Part 5: “Criticism”, Maudslay, E.C. – Nance, Guinevera A.

Box 42
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42Blake Books index cards

Part 5: “Criticism”, Napora, Joe – Pearson, Edwin

Box 43
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43Blake Books index cards

Part 5: “Criticism”, Pease, Donald – Rawlinson, Nick

Box 44
Series: 2: Research material
44Blake Books index cards

Part 5: “Criticism”, Rawlinson – Sadler, Thomas

Box 45
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45Blake Books index cards

Part 5: “Criticism”, Sáenz Obregoń, Javier – Southey, Robert

Box 46
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46Blake Books index cards

Part 5: “Criticism”, Spacks, Patricia – Thomas, Frankie E.

Box 47
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47Blake Books index cards

Part 5: “Criticism”, Thomas, George Powell – Wagner, Herbert H.

Box 48
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48Blake Books index cards

Part 5: “Criticism”, Wagner, Peter – Witcutt, W.P.

Box 49
Series: 2: Research material
49Blake Books index cards

Part 5: “Criticism”, Witex, John C. – Zdanowicz, Irena   

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