J. M. Barrie Collection, 1686-1977

The J. M. Barrie Collection contains correspondence, writings, and other papers relating to the life and work of the British author and playwright J. M. Barrie. The material was accrued by the Beinecke Library through gifts and purchases in the decades preceding 2011, and assembled into one collection in 2015. Along with correspondence from, to, and about Barrie, and examples of his writings for the theater, serials, and various publishers and audiences, the collection contains images of Barrie and some of his colleagues, artwork and ephemera from publications and theater productions, writings about him by other authors, and objects including his inkwell and his personal key to London’s Kensington Gardens.