THE BERNARD AND BARBARA WALL PAPERS

The Bernard and Barbara Wall Papers consists of corespondence, clippings and some ephemera. The material is mainly from three specific periods, and material from each period tends to focus on a specific subject. Material from 1933 to 1935 concerns the publication of Colosseum, that from 1946 to 1948 regards the publication of Changing World, and material from 1967 to 1973 generally regards the Latin Mass and various campaigns to change the Vatican's stance on it.

The great majority of the correspondence is to or from Bernard Wall.

Barbara and Bernard Wall both first became active in the Catholic intellectual movement in their youth. Both were involved in London's Catholic Worker movement in the 1930's, which is how the two met, and together they founded the Catholic Worker newspaper. This appears to have begun a lifelong interest in publishing Catholic intellectual writing. In 1934 Bernard Wall founded Colosseum which, though a small production, gained a great deal of interest and attention in the years before the war, especially among intellectuals interested in religion. All the material in the Papers during this period regard the publication and progress of Colosseum. Among this material we find such things as a letter from Sir Arnold Lunn to Bernard Wall mentioning its success in some American intellectual circles, letters from Thomas Derrick about a cartoon he was commissioned to draw for the magazine, a letter from Thomas Gilby regarding a dinner he was holding to benefit Colosseum and printed ephemera advertising the publication to potential readers and advertisers.

Colosseum was short-lived, however, and it was not until after the War that Bernard Wall was to found another publication, Changing World. During the period between these publications, there is no correspondence in the Papers. There is only, however, a set of clippings from Bernard Wall's regular column in The Catholic Herald, "New Things and Old", which also reflected Wall's interest in change in Catholic thought. The correspondence in the Papers dating from 1946 to 1948 regards the publication and progress of Changing World almost exclusively. Among the most notable letters from this period is a letter from Manya Harari, co-founder of the magazine, setting down her own, rather specific ideas about what the publication should consist of and have as its goals.

Like Colosseum, Changing World was not published for very long, and again the Papers do not include correspondence for an extended length of time. There are, however, two clippings of reviews of Anathémata (1952) by David Jones; one of which is by Bernard Wall. The correspondence picks up again in 1967 and extends to 1973 and mostly regards the movement to reinstate the Tridentine Mass in the Catholic Church. Materials from this period consist of letters to and from friends and acquaintances about the movement, essays by Bernard Wall about Church policy and petitions to the Pope with lists of noteworthy (potential) signers of such petitions. There are a few letters from this period which are addressed to Barbara Wall which are mostly personal in nature. The Papers also include a typed manuscript of Headlong into Change, Bernard Wall's autobiography published in 1969.

Included with the Collection were a complete set of Changing World (1946 - 1949), the first three issues of Colosseum (1934) and copies of Anathémata (1952) by David Jones (reviewer's copy) and of Headlong into Change (1969). These additional materials have been catalogued and placed elsewhere in the Special Collections.

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Bernard Wall was born in 1908 in England and was educated at the English Jesuit College, Stonyhurst, at Oxford University and at Fribourg University in Switzerland. His books include Spain of the Spaniards (1937), European Notebook (1939), These Changing Years (1947) and his autobiography, Headlong into Change (1969). Bernard Wall died on May 2, 1974.

Barbara Wall was born in 1911 in England and was educated at St. Paul's Girls School in London. She was early associated with the Catholic Worker movement in London. Barbara Wall usually wrote under her maiden name, Barbara Lucas, and titles of her novels include Stars were Born (1936), The Trembling of the Sea (1938) and Anna Collett (1948). Barbara Wall lives in West Sussex, England.

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Number of Boxes: 2
Extent: .75 linear feet
Provenance: Acquired from Barbara Wall, 1984.
Date Span: November 8, 1929 - February 8, 1974
Processed by: Michael J. North
Date: September 19, 1988

FOLDER LISTING

Box 1 Folder 1
Basset, Bernard, S.J. to Bernard Wall
Date span: 1 May 1931
Description: 1 ALS from Bernard Basset, S.J. to "BJ" [Bernard Wall] regarding mutual friends.


Box 1 Folder 2
Berge, François to Bernard Wall
Date span: 10 Feb 1947 - 24 May 1947
Description: 3 ALSs and 2 TLSs from François Berge to BW regarding the French edition of Chemins du Monde (Changing World?).


Box 1 Folder 3
Berlin, Isaiah to Bernard Wall
Date span: 13 Apr 1971
Description: 1 TLS from Berlin to BW regarding the Latin Mass. (Letter the gift of John Hirsh, 1987).


Box 1 Folder 4
Daniel-Rops to Bernard and Barbara Wall
Date span: 22 Sep 1946 - 9 Nov 1946
Description: 3 ALS from Henri Daniel-Rops and 2 ALS from Madelaine Daniel-Rops to Bernard and Barbara Wall.


Box 1 Folder 5
D'Arcy, Martin C., S.J. to Bernard Wall
Date span: 8 Jan 1934 - 29 May 1934
Description: 3 ALSs from Martin C. D'Arcy, S.J. to BW.
Includes the following items:
1 ALS from D'Arcy to BW regarding Colosseum.
8 Jan 1934
1 ALS from D'Arcy to BW regarding a subscription. List of potential subscribers.
25 Feb 1934
1 ALS from D'Arcy to BW regarding the writings of Eric Gill.
29 May 1934


Box 1 Folder 6
de Lubac, Père, S.J. to Bernard Wall
Date span: 20 Sep 1966 - 18 Mar 1969
Description: 7 ALSs from Père de Lubac to Bernard Wall. Most regarding mutual acquaintances and writing. References to Headlong into Change and Aldous Huxley.


Box 1 Folder 7
de Menasce, Jean, O.P. to Bernard Wall
Date span: 17 Mar 1969 - 2 May 1973
Description: 9 TLSs from de Menasce to BW, one carbon copy letter to de Menasce from BW. Much discussion of Latin Mass and Church politics. References to Teilhard de Chardin, Harman Grisewood and Jacques Maritain. Last letter discusses ulcers in de Menasce and BW (May 1973).


Box 1 Folder 8
de Reynold, Gonzague to Bernard Wall
Date span: 8 Nov 1933 - 28 Jul 1934
Description: 7 TLSs and ALSs from de Reynold to BW. Disscussion of the founding of Colosseum and of the publication of de Reynold's book or article, L'Europe Tragique.


Box 1 Folder 9
Derrick, Thomas to Bernard Wall
Date span: 13 Jul 1934 - 8 Aug 1934
Description: 4 TLSs from Thomas Derrick, cartoonist, to BW concerning a cartoon of Marlene Deitrich BW commissioned Derrick to draw for Colosseum. Reference to Jacques Maritain.
Includes the following items:
1 TLS from Derrick to BW.
13 Jul 1934
1 TLS from Derrick to BW.
28 Jul 1934
1 TLS from Derrick to BW.
3 Aug 1934
1 TLS from Derrick to BW.
8 Aug 1934


Box 1 Folder 10
Fitzgerald, Desmond to Bernard Wall
Date span: 8 Sep 1934 - 21 Dec 1934
Description: 2 ALSs and 1 TLSs from Fitzgerald to BW. References to travel, Michael de la Bedoyere and Colosseum.


Box 1 Folder 11
Fowlie, Wallace to Bernard Wall
Date span: 4 Sep 1946 - 30 Sep 1947
Description: 2 TLSs from Fowlie, a professor at University of Chicago, to BW regarding articles by Fowlie and Changing World.


Box 1 Folder 12
Galsworthy, John to Bernard Wall
Date span: 25 May 1929
Description: 1 brief ALS from John Galsworthy to BW regarding a speaking engagemnent at a dinner (25 May 1929).


Box 1 Folder 13
Gilby, Thomas, O.P. to Bernard Wall
Date span: 3 Jul 1934 - 10 Sep 1934
Description: 1 ALS and 1 TLS from Gilby to BW regarding a dinner held at Blackfriars School, Laxton, possibly to benefit Colosseum. List of names of people invited to a dinner, includes Evelyn Waugh.


Box 1 Folder 14
Greene, Graham to Barbara Wall
Date span: 18 Nov 1949 - 21 Apr 1978
Description: 1 brief TLS from Graham Greene to Barbara Wall regarding a demonstration (21 Apr 1978).


Box 1 Folder 15
Heenan, John Cardinal to Bernard Wall
Date span: 22 Dec 1971 - 28 Feb 1974
Description: 2 TLSs from Heenan to BW. One letter regards the publication Slant, the other regards The Tablet and includes a letter from BW to Thomas Burns, editor of The Tablet.


Box 1 Folder 16
Hollis, Christopher to Bernard Wall
Date span: undated
Description: 2 undated TLSs from Christopher Hollis to BW regarding helping BW find a job; probably written in BW's youth. Reference to Douglas Woodruff.


Box 1 Folder 17
Knox, Ronald A. to Bernard Wall
Date span: undated
Description: 2 undated letters from Knox to BW. 1 ALS regrets that Knox cannot meet BW. 1 TLS discusses the possibility of writing an article for BW (for Colosseum?).


Box 1 Folder 18
Martindale, C. C., S.J. to Bernard Wall
Date span: undated
Description: 1 undated TLS from Martindale to BW regarding the writing of a religious(?) essay.


Box 1 Folder 19
Mitcheson, Naomi to Barbara Wall
Date span: undated
Description: 1 undated TLS from Mitcheson to Barbara Wall regarding a request for a religious essay. Reference to a smear campaign against Mitcheson by Sir Arnold Lunn.


Box 1 Folder 20
Raine, Kathleen to Bernard Wall
Date span: 24 Feb 1973 - 27 Sep 1973
Description: 7 ALSs from Raine to BW, mostly regarding religion.
Includes the following items:
1 ALS from Raine to BW: "In caswe you are interested..."
8 Feb [1972?]
1 ALS from Raine to BW: "Yes. You knew..."
24 Feb [1973?]
1 ALS from Raine to BW: "Before answering the..."
16 Mar [1973?]
1 ALS from Raine to BW: "I had nearly..."
16 Apr [1973?]
1 ALS from Raine to BW: "I have all now but..."
1 Jun [1973?]
1 ALS from Raine to BW: "Thank you for your letter..."
10 Jul [1973?]
1 ALS from Raine to BW: "I was touched..."
27 Sep [1973?]


Box 1 Folder 21
Speaight, Robert to Bernard Wall
Date span: 12 May 1934 - 29 Jul 1969
Description: 4 ALSs from Speaight to BW and 1 TMs from a poem, The Cherry Orchard, which Speaight wanted published in Colosseum. 1 undated invitation to Speaight's wedding.
Includes the following items:
1 ALS w/ TMs of poem from Speaight to BW.
12 May 1934
1 ALS from Speaight to BW regarding Colosseum.
18 Jun 1934
1 ALS from Speaight to BW regarding Latin Mass.
3 Jun 1969
1 ALS from Speaight to BW regarding Latin Mass.
29 Jul 1969


Box 1 Folder 22
Toynbee, Philip to Bernard Wall
Date span: 20 Aug 1965 - 12 Feb 1973
Description: 12 TLSs and 1 ALS from Toynbee to BW, 1 TL from BW to Toynbee. TL from BW thanks Toynbee for a favorable review of a book of his (21 Feb 1969). (Letter dated 19 Mar 1971 gift of John Hirsh, 1987.)
Includes the following items:
1 brief ALS from Toynbee to BW.
20 Aug 1965
1 TLS from Toynbee to BW re: religion and The Observer.
23 Jan 1967
1 TLS from Toynbee to BW re: funding ideas for a new publication(?).
6 Feb 1967
1 TLS from Toynbee to BW re: a new publication by BW. Reference to Richard Rees.
6 Feb 1967
1 TLS from Toynbee to BW re: religion and politics. Reference to Richard Rees.
28 92 1967
1 TLS from Toynbee to BW re: The Observer.
6 Mar 1967
1 TLS from Toynbee to BW re: a review Toynbee did on a book by BW.
24 Feb 1969
1 TLS from Toynbee to BW with a signed petition to the Pope reference Latin Mass.
19 Mar 1971
1 brief TLS from Toynbee to BW.
14 Jan 1972
1 brief TLS from Toynbee to BW.
14 Jan 1972
1 TLS from Toynbee to BW.
13 Dec 1972
1 TLS from Toynbee to BW regarding Evelyn Waugh.
10 Jan 1973
1 TLS from Toynbee to BW regarding Evelyn Waugh.
17 Jan 1973
1 TLS from Toynbee to BW regarding Evelyn Waugh.
12 Feb 1973


Box 1 Folder 23
von Künelt Leddlin, Erik to Bernard Wall
Date span: 1934
Description: 3 TLSs and 2 ANSs from von Künnelt Leddlin to BW. Discusses Socialism and the Bourgeoisie in Austria. References to Thomas Burns, Michael de la Bedoyere, The Tablet and Colosseum. Includes a booklet on Catholicism in German.


Box 1 Folder 24
Watkin, Edward I. to Bernard Wall
Date span: 28 Feb 1969 - 22 Jan 1973
Description: 5 ALSs from Watkin to BW regarding Christopher Dawson, religion, Pax and Communism.
Includes the following items:
1 ALS from Watkin to BW.
28 Feb 1969
1 ALS from Watkin to BW.
4 Mar 1969
1 ALS from Watkin to BW.
24 Mar 1971
1 ALS from Watkin to BW.
14 May 1971
1 ALS from Watkin to BW.
22 Jan 1973


Box 1 Folder 25
Woodruff, Douglas to Bernard Wall
Date span: 20 Jan 1967 - 20 Apr 1972
Description: 1 ALS from Woodruff to BW referring to Arnold Lunn (undated), 1 TLS from Woodruff to BW about philosophy, and one (carbon) TL from BW to Woodruff discussing BW's idea of a council of lay "elders" in the Church.


Box 1 Folder 26
Miscellaneous Correspondence to Bernard Wall
Date span: 30 Nov 1934 - 3 May 1970
Description: 4 ALSs to BW from miscellaneous correspondents. Which discuss student exchange programs, Una Voce. 1 (carbon) TL, perhaps from BW, to "Tom" (Thomas Burns?).


Box 1 Folder 27
Correspondence regarding Changing World
Date span: 20 May 1946 - 2 Nov 1948
Description: 6 letters to BW regarding the founding of Changing World and contributions. 1 TLS from Harman Grisewood, 1 TLS from Ronald Bottrall.
Includes the following items:
1 TLS from Manya Harari to BW laying out structure of Changing World. References to T. S. Eliot, W. H. Auden.
20 May 1946
1 TLS from Lewis Mumford to Manya Harari regarding a contribution to Changing World.
30 Apr 1948


Box 1 Folder 28
Correspondence regarding Colosseum
Date span: 17 Jan 1934 - 25 Nov 1935
Description: 9 TLS from miscellaneous correspondents to BW regarding the foundation and progress of Colosseum and contributions to the magazine.
Includes the following items:
1 brief TLS from Sir Arnold Lunn to BW regarding Colosseum's progress in the U.S.
25 Nov 1935


Box 1 Folder 29
Printed Matter regarding Colosseum
Date span: Mar 1934 - Jun 1935
Description: 8 pieces of printed material advertising Colosseum to potential subscribers and advertisers.


Box 1 Folder 30
Correspondence regarding Second Appeal
Date span: 13 Mar 1969 - 19 Sep 1973
Description: 21 pieces of miscellaneous correspondence regarding Second Appeal and Latin Mass. 1 TLS to John Jolliffe; several letters from BW.


Box 1 Folder 31
Second Appeal - Lists and Related Material
Date span: 10 Mar 1971 - 3 Jul 1971
Description: Miscellaneous articles about the Latin Mass and lists of noteworthy supporters. Lists include famous British personalities (Vannessa Redgrave, John Guielgud, Rudolph Nureyev, W. H. Auden, Auberon Waugh, Mrs. T. S. Eliot, Graham Greene, Iris Murdoch, etc.)


Box 1 Folder 32
Headlong into Change - Manuscript, pp. 1 - 161
Date span: undated
Description: 1 TMs of Headlong into Change labelled "Setting copy", pp. 1 - 161.


Box 1 Folder 33
Headlong into Change - Manuscript, pp. 162 -339
Date span: undated
Description: 1 TMs of Headlong into Change, pp. 162 - 339.


Box 2 Folder 34
Miscellaneous Manuscripts
Date span: 1935 - [1970]
Description: 5 typewritten essays on the Latin Mass and a publisher's booklet on upcoming books. Publisher's booklet includes a title of BW's (with Christopher Ward) with a note written beside it, "never written".


Box 2 Folder 35
Photograph - Bernard Wall
Date span: undated
Description: 1 black and white photograph of BW, 91/2" x 111/2".


Box 2 Folder 36
Clippings - Catholic Herald Column
Date span: 1937 - 1938
Description: Clippings of BW's column in The Catholic Herald(?), "New Things and Old", from the late 1930's.


Box 2 Folder 37
Clippings - Reviews of Anathémata
Date span: 22 Nov 1952
Description: 2 newsclippings of reviews of David Jones' Anathémata (1952). One review is written by BW, the other by Kathleen Raine.


INDEX

Anathémata clippings 2: 37

Auden, W. H. reference 1: 27

Basset, Bernard ALS to BW 1: 1

Berge, François ALSs to BW 1: 2

Berlin, Isaiah TLS to BW 1: 3

Bottrall, Ronald ALS to BW 1: 27

Burns, Thomas F. TL from BW 1: 15
- 1: 26
- reference 1: 23

Catholic Herald, The clippings 2: 36
- reference 1: 4

Changing World French ed.? 1: 2
- reference 1: 11
- 1: 27

Chemins du Monde reference 1: 2

Cherry Orchard, The manus. 1: 21

[Chesterton, G. K.] TL to BW 1: 28

Collins, Dorothy E. TLS to BW 1: 28

Colosseum cartoons 1: 9
- reference 1: 5
- 1: 8
- 1: 10
- 1: 13
- 1: 17
- 1: 21
- 1: 23
- 1: 28
- 1: 29

D'Arcy, Martin C., S. J. ALSs to BW 1: 5

Daniel-Rops, Henri ALSs to BW 1: 4

Daniel-Rops, Madelaine ALSs to BW 1: 4

Dawson, Christopher reference 1: 24

de Chardin, Teilhard reference 1: 7

de Lubac, Père, S.J. ALSs to BW 1: 6

de Menasce, Jean, O.P. ALSs to BW 1: 7

de Reynold, Gonzague ALSs to BW 1: 8

de la Bedoyere, Michael reference 1: 3
- 1: 9
- 1: 10
- 1: 23

Deitrich, Marlene reference 1: 9

Derrick, Thomas TLSs to BW 1: 9

Eliot, T. S. reference 1: 27

Eliot, T. S. (Mrs.) reference 1: 31

Europe Tragique, L' reference 1: 8

Fitzgerald, Desmond ALSs to BW 1: 10

Fowlie, Wallace TLSs to BW 1: 11
- reference 1: 27
Galsworthy, John ALSs to BW 1: 12

Gilby, Thomas, O.P. ALSs to BW 1: 13

Gill, Eric reference 1: 5

Graves, Robert reference 1: 31

Greene, Graham TLS to BarW 1: 14
- reference 1: 31

Grisewood, Harman TLS to BW 1: 27
- reference 1: 7

Harari, Manya TLS to BW 1: 27

Headlong into Change manus. 1: 32
- 1: 33
- reference 1: 6

Heenan, John Cardinal TLSs to BW 1: 15

Histoire Sainté reference 1: 3

Hollis, Christopher TLSs to BW 1: 16

Huxley, Aldous reference 1: 6

Jésu en son Temps reference 1: 3

Jolliffe, John TLS to 1: 30

Jones, David reference 2: 37

Knox, Ronald A. ALSs to BW 1: 17

Lunn, Arnold, Sir TLSs to BW 1: 28
- reference 1: 21
- 1: 25

Maritain, Jacques reference 1: 7
- 1: 9

Martindale, C. C., S.J. TLSs to BW 1: 18

Mitcheson, Naomi TLS to BarW 1: 19

Murdoch, Iris reference 1: 31

New Things and Old clippings 2: 36

Observer, The reference 1: 22

Pax reference 1: 24

photograph of BW 2: 35

Raine, Kathleen ALSs to BW 10: 20
- clippings 2: 37

Rees, Richard reference 1: 22

Second Appeal reference 1: 30
- 1: 31

Slant reference 1: 15

Speaight, Robert ALSs to BW 1: 21

Tablet,The TL from BW 1: 15
- reference 1: 23

Tolkein, J. R. R. reference 1: 31

Toynbee, Philip TLSs to BW 1: 22

Una Voce reference 1: 26

von Künnelt Ledllin, Erik TLSs to BW 1: 23

Wall, Barbara TLS to 1: 14
- 1: 19
- ALS to 1: 4

Ward, Christopher reference 2: 34

Watkin, Edward I. ALSs to BW 1: 24

Waugh, Auberon reference 1: 31

Waugh, Evelyn reference 1: 13
- 1: 22

Woodruff, Douglas ALSs to BW 1: 25
- reference 1: 16




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