Items from the Larry McMurtry collection of H. G. Wells, 1880-1965 | Rare Book & Manuscript Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
This collection consists of personal correspondence, publishers' correspondence and records, items related to the film Things to Come, and other items written by and related to H. G. Wells. The items in this collection formed a part of Larry McMurtry's personal collection of H. G. Wells artifacts. See the Box and Folder Listing for an item-level description of the collection's contents.
The H. G. Wells Correspondence consists of personal correspondence between H. G. Wells and acquaintances such as authors, editors, publishers, and friends. Wells discussed others' work, the publication of his own work, his political ideas and beliefs, and personal matters.
The Visual Materials series consists of drawings, a photograph, and advertisements.
The Things to Come Production and Advertising Materials relate to the production and marketing of the 1936 film Things to Come, based on Wells's novel of the same name.
The Publishers' Correspondence, Contracts, and Financial Records series consists of items relating to the publication of various works by Wells, including letters between publishers, H. G. Wells, and Marjorie Wells; contracts; and invoices, royalty reports, and other financial records.
The Books series consists of 16 books and galleys by H. G. Wells, Catherine Wells, and George Bernard Shaw. Some of the books include inscriptions, letters, notes and drawings by H. G. Wells, Marjorie Wells, and Catherine Wells.