Sturge Moore Collection

The collection

Books from the personal library of the poet, dramatist, art critic, engraver and illustrator Thomas Sturge Moore (1870-1944; see ODNB). Mainly published between 1868 and 1942, the books are chiefly poetry, plays and essays on literature, by Sturge Moore himself and by other writers. Most are in English, with a few in French. Many contain his inscriptions to members of his family or his corrections or other annotations. The collection complements books from Sturge Moore’s library acquired from his daughter Henriette (“Riette”) in 1959 and held in the Sterling Library; the 1959 acquisition is especially strong in works by W.B. Yeats.


The collector

T. Sturge Moore.



Items 1-139 purchased by the Institute of English Studies, School of Advanced Study in 2009; items 140-236 acquired from the Sturge Moore family as part of the Sturge Moore Archive, 1964-6.



Catalogued online, 2010.  For an overview of the collection, do a mixed classmark search under “[S.M.C.]”. Catalogue records note former ownership and annotations.
The collection is held off-site and material requires 48 hours (excluding weekends) to be fetched.


Related archives

Thomas Sturge Moore papers (MS978); Sturge Moore family papers (MS1159).