Von Arnim, Elizabeth, 1866-1941

Alternative names
Dates:
Birth 1866-08-31
Death 1941-02-09
Gender:
Female
Australians
English

Biographical notes:

Novelist.

From the description of Letters, 1922-1928. (Indiana University). WorldCat record id: 39306118

Countess Russell (1866-1941), English author, was known under the name "Elizabeth" after publishing her novel titled, Elizabeth and her german garden. She was the daughter of Henry Herron Beauchamp and a cousin of Katherine Mansfield. She married Count Henning August von Arnim (d. 1910) and later married John Francis Stanley Russell, 2nd Earl Russell, in 1916 (they separated in 1919).

From the description of Papers of Elizabeth Mary Russell, Countess Russell, 1890-1962. (Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens). WorldCat record id: 122383147

Mary Annette Beauchamp (1866-1941), English novelist, became known to the world as "Elizabeth" after the publication of her first novel, Elizabeth and Her German Garden, in 1898. She was a very popular writer during her lifetime and wrote some twenty works, mainly semi-autobiographical novels, between 1897 and 1940. Her friends included many writers and also select groups which visited, first, her chalet in Switzerland and then her estate on the French Riviera; throughout her life she travelled extensively in Europe and the United States. She married Count von Arnim-Schlagenthin in 1891; together they had five children. After the Count's death in 1910, Elizabeth married John Francis Stanley Russell, 2nd Earl, in 1916, but the marriage was not a success and they permanently separated in 1919; Elizabeth remained Countess Russell until her death in Charleston, South Carolina, in 1941.

Henry Norman (1858-1939) was an English journalist and Liberal politician. He travelled widely, wrote for and edited various publications, and was a Member of Parliament from 1900-1923; he was created Baronet of Honeyhanger in 1915. He owned "Chateau de la Garoupe," on the French Riviera, near "Mas Des Roses," the home of Elizabeth Russell.

From the description of Papers of Elizabeth Russell - Henry Norman, 1931-1938. (Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens). WorldCat record id: 677965309

Biography

Countess Russell (1866-1941), English authoress, was known better by the name "Elizabeth," after publishing her most famous novel Elizabeth and her German Garden. She was the daughter of Henry Herron Beauchamp and a cousin of Katherine Mansfield. She married Count Henning August von Arnim (d. 1910) and spent 20 years on his East Prussian estate (Nassenheide). Elizabeth returned to England and married John Francis Stanley Russell, 2nd Earl Russell in 1916. They were separated in 1919. Her friends included many writers and also the select groups which visited her estate. She travelled extensively in Europe and the United States before her death in 1941. [For further information see Leslie de Charms' Elizabeth of the German Garden, 1958; this biography was written by her daughter, Elizabeth (von Arnim) Butterworth]

From the guide to the Mary Annette Russell, Countess, Papers, 1896-1941, (The Huntington Library)

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  • Authors, English--20th century--Correspondence
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  • Germany--History--1933-1945--Sources
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  • Authors, English--Correspondence
  • World War, 1914-1918--Public opinion--Sources
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