Photographs of James Joyce from the Harriet Shaw Weaver Papers

Description

This collection of photographs shows the Irish novelist James Joyce, as well as members of his family and some of his associates. Some are by notable photographers such as the avant garde Henri Martinie (B, ff. 3–5r).

The collection also includes photographs of the novelist’s wife, Nora Joyce, and of his daughter, Lucia Joyce. There are single portraits of Sylvia Beach and Harriet Shaw Weaver who, as his publishers and patrons, played instrumental roles in Joyce’s career. Beach inscribed her own portrait with a handwritten dedication to her partner: 'For Josephine with love from Sylvia 28/1/1926'. The photographs in part B of the collection were sent from Beach, who lived in Paris, to Weaver, in London.

Harriet Shaw Weaver Papers

This collection belongs to the Harriet Shaw Weaver Papers, which Weaver bequeathed to the British Library in her will (executed in 1970). Weaver was a publisher, editor and Joyce’s patron. Containing a vast number of letters, cuttings and photographs, the Papers shed light on the lives and work of both Joyce and Weaver.

Full title:
Harriet Shaw Weaver Papers. Vol. XXI A, B. Photographs, mostly of James Joyce; 1888-1938
Created:
1888–1938, Zürich, Saint-Malo, Brittany, Fécamp, Normandy, Turin, Paris, probably London
Format:
Photograph / Image
Language:
English
Creator:
C(amille) Ruf, unknown [photographer], Henri Martinie, Sylvia Beach, John Trevor
Usage terms

Alex Ehrenweig: © GL Archive / Alamy. Except as otherwise permitted by your national copyright laws this material may not be copied or distributed further.

C(amille) Ruf: This material is in the Public Domain.

Photographs without attribution: This material is in the Public Domain.

Henri Martinie: © Henri Martinie/Roger-Viollet. All rights reserved. Roger-Viollet Agency. Except as otherwise permitted by your national copyright laws this material may not be copied or distributed further.

Sylvia Beach (manuscript annotation on f. 5r): © Estate of Sylvia Beach. Published under a Creative Commons Non-Commercial Licence.

John Trevor: This material is in the Public Domain.

Held by
British Library
Shelfmark:
Add MS 57365 A-B

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