Records relating to writings

Title: Records relating to writings
Dates of Material:
71 cm of textual material
Scope and content

Series consists of drafts, proofs, typescripts, correspondence, notes contracts, reviews, announcements, reports and other records, 1962–2011, relating to public lectures, articles, essays, books, including Blake records, and other published and unpublished writings by Bentley, predominantly on Blake; also includes thesis, 1956.

General notes

Box 17 contains “Blake records : documents (1714–1841) concerning the life of William Blake (1757–1827) and his family, incorporating Blake records (1969), Blake records supplement (1988), and extensive discoveries since 1988” corrected typescript, [ca. 2004]

Box 12
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
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
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
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
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
Box 17
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 1
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
Box 1
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 3
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.

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