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Edith OEnone Somerville collection of papers

Title
Edith OEnone Somerville collection of papers, 1886-1938.
Author
Somerville, E. Œ. (Edith Œnone), 1858-1949.
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Description
308 items.
Subjects
Genre/Form
Correspondence.
Biography (note)
  • Edith OEnone Somerville was an Irish short-story writer, novelist, essayist, and illustrator.
Indexes/Finding Aids (note)
  • Inventory list and card catalog available in repository.
Provenance (note)
  • This is a synthetic collection, created from materials acquired through gift and purchase from various sources. Previous owners include Elizabeth Hudson and Violet Martin.
Processing Action (note)
  • Cataloged
Call Number
Berg Coll MSS Somerville
Author
Somerville, E. Œ. (Edith Œnone), 1858-1949.
Title
Edith OEnone Somerville collection of papers, 1886-1938.
Summary
This is a synthetic collection consisting of manuscripts, correspondence, portraits, and pictorial works. The manuscripts include stories, essays, portions and drafts of novels, and reviews by the author, as well as poems and novel plots by her cousin and collaborator Violet Florence Martin (a.k.a. Martin Ross). The correspondence includes letters from the author, dating from 1886 to 1938, to Lady Isabella Augusta Persse Gregory, Violet Martin, Ethel Mary Smyth, the literary agency James B. Pinker and Son, and others, as well as letters relating to the author, dating from 1901 to 1951, between various correspondents, including Geraldine Cummins, Elizabeth Hudson, Violet Martin, Sir Horace Curzon Plunkett, Sir Owen Seaman, James B. Pinker and Son, and others. There are letters to Somerville from Violet Florence Martin dating from 1886 to 1912.
Biography
Edith OEnone Somerville was an Irish short-story writer, novelist, essayist, and illustrator.
Indexes
Inventory list and card catalog available in repository.
Local Note
Creation of collection-level record funded with the generous support of the Gladys Kreible Delmas Foundation.
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Cummins, Geraldine Dorothy, 1890-
Gregory, Lady, 1852-1932.
Hudson, Elizabeth.
Plunkett, Horace Curzon, Sir, 1854-1932.
Ross, Martin, 1862-1915.
Seaman, Owen, Sir, 1861-1936.
Smyth, Ethel, 1858-1944.
Hudson, Elizabeth. Former owner
Ross, Martin, 1862-1915. Former owner
James B. Pinker and Son.
Research Call Number
Berg Coll MSS Somerville
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