Webb, Mary, 1881-1927

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English novelist.

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Hampstead, to an unidentified "Dear Madam", 1925 Jan. 18. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270587517

Webb, an English writer, wrote novels, poetry, essays, stories, sketches and review articles.

From the description of Mary Webb papers, 1898-1926. (Smith College). WorldCat record id: 52752538

Mary Webb was born in Leighton-under-the-Wrekin, Shropshire, England, on March 25, 1881 to George Edward and Sarah Alice Meredith. She was educated at home by her schoolmaster father, but spent two years in Southport attending a private school. Webb suffered from Graves's disease throughout her adult life, her most serious attack keeping her bedridden for several years at the age of twenty. She married Henry Webb in June 1912, and lived in Shropshire until 1921 when the couple moved to London. The Institut Français presented her with the Femina/Vie Heureuse prize for Precious Bane in 1926, acknowledging "the best imaginative work in prose or verse descriptive of English life by an author who has not gained sufficient recognition."

Her writings include the novels The Golden Arrow (London: Constable, 1916; New York: Dutton, 1935), Gone to Earth (London: Constable, 1917; New York: Dutton, 1917), The House in Dormer Forest (London: Hutchinson, 1920; New York: Doran, 1921), Seven for a Secret, A Love Story (London: Hutchinson, 1922; New York: Doran, 1923), Precious Bane (London: Cape, 1924; New York: Dutton, 1926), Armour Wherein He Trusted (London: Cape, 1929; New York: Dutton, 1929), a collection of essays entitled The Spring of Joy (London and Toronto: Dent/New York: Dutton, 1917; New York: Dutton, 1937), a poetry collection Fifty-one Poems Hitherto Unpublished in Book Form (London: Cape, 1946; New York: Dutton, 1947) and two anthologies Poems and the Spring of Joy (London: Cape, 1928; New York: Dutton, 1929) and Mary Webb: Collected Prose and Poems, edited by Gladys Mary Coles (Shropshire: Wildings, 1977).

From the guide to the Mary Webb Papers MS 8., 1898-1926, (Mortimer Rare Book Room)

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creatorOf Webb, Mary Gladys Meredith, 1881-1927. Letters, 1920 Mar. 30-June 5, Shrewsbury (Eng.), to Mr. Dakers. Dartmouth College Library
creatorOf Webb, Mary Gladys Meredith, 1881-1927. Spring and a dead leaf [between 1910 and 1920?] University of North Texas Library, UNT
creatorOf Webb, Mary Gladys Meredith, 1881-1927. Dialogue script for Gypsy blood, 1952, Jan. 2. University of North Texas Library, UNT
creatorOf Webb, Mary Gladys Meredith, 1881-1927. Letters, Spring Cottage, Lyth Hill, Shrewsbury, to Mr. Dakers, [London?], 1920. University of North Texas Library, UNT
creatorOf Mary Webb Papers MS 8., 1898-1926 Mortimer Rare Book Room
creatorOf Webb, Mary Gladys Meredith, 1881-1927. Poems, [ca. 1912]. University of North Texas Library, UNT
creatorOf Webb, Mary Gladys (Meredith), 1881-1927. Autograph letter signed : Hampstead, to an unidentified "Dear Madam", 1925 Jan. 18. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Curtis Brown Ltd records, 1906-1960 The New York Public Library. Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American Literature.
referencedIn Curtis Brown, Ltd. (London). Curtis Brown Ltd. papers, 1907-1935 1917-1935. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
creatorOf Webb, Mary Gladys Meredith, 1881-1927. Mary Webb papers, 1898-1926. Smith College, Neilson Library
referencedIn Worthington, Greville, 1903-. Letter : London, to A. Edward Newton, [London], [ca. 1930] Feb. 27. University of Chicago Library
creatorOf Webb, Mary Gladys Meredith, 1881-1927. George Meredith in his novels : an appreciation : typescript, [1906?] / [Mary Webb]. University of North Texas Library, UNT
referencedIn Worthington, Greville, 1903-. Letter : London, to A. Edward Newton, [London], [ca. 1930] Feb. 27. Texas Christian University
referencedIn Raney, McKendree Llewellyn, 1877-1964. McKendree Llewellyn Raney papers, 1929-1954. Johns Hopkins University, Sheridan Libraries and the Milton S. Eisenhower Library
creatorOf Webb, Mary Gladys Meredith, 1881-1927. Joy : typescript, [between 1900 and 1915]. University of North Texas Library, UNT
creatorOf Webb, Mary Gladys Meredith, 1881-1927. The white moth : signed typescript, 1902. University of North Texas Library, UNT
referencedIn Worthington, Greville, 1903-. Letter, 1938, March 11, London, to P[hilip] D. Sherman, Oberlin, Ohio. Brown University, John Hay Library
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associatedWith Curtis Brown Ltd corporateBody
associatedWith Curtis Brown, Ltd. (London) corporateBody
associatedWith Hughes, K. Lawrence, Mrs, person
associatedWith Meredith, George, 1828-1909 person
associatedWith Raney, McKendree Llewellyn, 1877-1964. person
descendantOf Scott, Walter, 1771-1832 person
associatedWith Worthington, Greville, 1903- person
Place Name Admin Code Country
Shropshire ENG GB
Saint Leonards-on-Sea ENG GB
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Women novelists, English--20th century
Women poets, English--20th century
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Birth 1881-03-25

Death 1927-10-08

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