Copyright on all correspondence resides with the originator. Correspondence in the collection not written by Mary Lago may be consulted but not photocopied or published without permission from the copyright holder.
The majority of the correspondence collected by Lago is in the form of photocopies. Lago did have possession of a number of original letters, which are marked as such in the inventory. Parts of the collected correspondence are in the form of handwritten or typed notes, some of which are in Lago’s shorthand. Photocopies of correspondence collected by Lago (Forster, e.g.) may be under further restrictions based on instructions of original source.
Alphabetized by the names of individual correspondents:
E.M. Forster Letters. Collected by Mary Lago and PNF for their edition of Forster’s. Of over 15,000 letters collected, 446 were included in the two-volume edition. Arranged as found. Majority of letters are photocopies. Some are Mary Lago’s transcripts or notes, often in shorthand. Duplicate set deposited by PNF at King’s College, Cambridge Library. Some folders were empty, but were retained. For an item-level finding aid, see Calendar of the Letters of E. M. Forster (Mansell, 1985) that includes originating source information [not all letters listed in Calendar included here]. Also included here are letters from originating source to Lago and/or Furbank.