- Restrictions on Access:
- Unrestricted access.
- The collection consist of three letters from Adcock to John Freeman, including: 15 June 1924, relaying that he is not a member of the Press Club, and commenting on Osbert Sitwell's brutal review of Noyes, published by Strachey in the Spectator; 31 May 1926, stating that he sent a portrait to Mrs. Doughty, commenting on his Melville and a letter from Percival Gibbon; and 27 July 1927, trying to arrange for Freeman to get together with Adcock and Cale Young Rice.
- In Rare Books and Manuscripts, University Libraries, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA (#XXXX-0856R/VF Lit)
- Administrative History:
- Arthur St. John Adcock was a prolific British man of letters with diverse talents. Born in London and privately educated, he worked as a law clerk for several years before quitting to become a full-time writer. With poor health and no connections, he became successful as a sort of journeyman author, writing reviews, poetry, essays, articles, short fiction, and anything he could imagine. He was perhaps best known as an editor, and for his gritty, realistic portrayal of London's Cockney East End.
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