Hope Emily Allen, George Bernard Shaw, George Wallingford Noyes, Oneida Community
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This exchange of letters between Hope Emily Allen and George Bernard Shaw of November 1924 is published here for the first time. The letters reveal Shaw's interest in the Oneida Community and the descendants' apprehensions about public exposure of their historical documents, forty-four years after the breakup of the Community.
The archives were guarded by George Wallingford Noyes, nephew ofJohn Humphrey Noyes and Community historian, until his death in 1941. Thereafter some descendants who were part of Oneida Community Ltd. destroyed most of the original manuscripts, a tragedy mitigated only by the fact that G. W. Noyes had placed, in a bank vault, carbon copies of typed transcripts of selected manuscripts.
Syracuse University Library Associates, "From the Collections, from Courier, Vol. XXVIII, No. 2, Fall 1993" (1993). The Courier. 295.