Mitchison, Naomi, 1897-1999

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From the description of Thunder over Dacca : typescript, [n.d.]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270875096

From the description of The boxes : typescript, [n.d.]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270870153

From the description of Mary and Joe [short story] : typescript, [n.d.]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270870181

From the description of The winter plower ... : typescript, [n.d.]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270875089

From the description of The three kings [poem] : typescript, [n.d.]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270875092

From the description of The sea horse [short story] : typescript, [n.d.]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270875072

From the description of Typescript of an untitled essay, [n.d.]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270874979

English author, novelist, and poet.

From the description of Papers, 1909-1979. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 122482707

Naomi Mitchison was born in Scotland in 1897, the daughter of the physiologist John Haldane (1892-1964). She studied science at Oxford and, in 1916, married the barrister Gilbert Mitchison (1890-1970). Gilbert ('Dick') Mitchison shared his wife's socialist beliefs and was later Labour MP for Kettering (1945-1964). He was made a life peer (Baron Mitchison of Carradale) in 1964.

Mitchison herself was a prolific author and completed over ninety works in her lifetime. These included historical and contemporary novels, poetry, plays, short stories, children's and fantasy fiction, and a set of memoirs. Politically active in the 1930s when she stood as a Labour Party candidate for the Scottish Universities in 1935, advocacy - especially of women's rights but also in respect of Scottish island communities - remained an important part of her life. She travelled widely and had a particular interest in African affairs. Africa provided a setting for some of her novels. In 1963 she was made a tribal adviser ('Mmarona' or 'mother') to the Bakgatla of Botswana. The close relationship with this tribal community began when, having been stranded while travelling, the chief offered her hospitality. A lasting relationship with the Bakgatla developed from this and she continuted to visit even in her later years.

From the guide to the Papers of Naomi Mitchison, 1955-1972, (Borthwick Institute for Archives, University of York)

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creatorOf Mitchison, Naomi, 1897-1999. Memorandum of agreement between Naomi Mitchison and Anthony Blond Limited, 1967 July 27. Pennsylvania State University Libraries
creatorOf Lewis, Wyndham, 1882-1957. Wyndham Lewis collection, 1877-1975. Cornell University Library
creatorOf Mitchison, Naomi, 1897-1999. Papers, 1909-1979. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
referencedIn Guide to the Juliette Huxley papers, MS 474., 1895-1994 Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University
creatorOf Mitchison, Naomi, 1897-1999. The winter plower ... : typescript, [n.d.]. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn New Yorker records, ca.1924-1984 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
referencedIn Havelock Ellis Correspondence, 1894-1950. Columbia University. Rare Book and Manuscript Library,
referencedIn Papers of Robert Graves: Correspondence (arranged by correspondent), c1909 to 2004 St John's College, Oxford
referencedIn Ellis, Havelock, 1859-1939. Havelock Ellis letters, 1894-1950. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
creatorOf Papers of Naomi Mitchison, 1955-1972 Borthwick Institute for Archives, University of York
referencedIn Papers of Rosalind Mary Mitchison (1919-2002), 1877-2001 Edinburgh University Library
creatorOf Mitchison, Naomi, 1897-1999. The three kings [poem] : typescript, [n.d.]. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Mitchison, Naomi, 1897-1999. The boxes : typescript, [n.d.]. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Papers of Robert Graves: Correspondence (arranged by subject), 1915 to 1996 St John's College, Oxford
referencedIn Garnett Collection, 1882-1966, 1891-1928 Charles Deering McCormick Library of Special Collections
referencedIn Sir William Rothenstein correspondence and other papers, 1887-1957. Houghton Library
creatorOf Mitchison, Naomi, 1897-1999. The sea horse [short story] : typescript, [n.d.]. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Mitchison, Naomi, 1897-1999. Correspondence with Theodore Dreiser, 1935. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
creatorOf Bridge, Ann, 1889-1974. Papers, 1815-1973, (bulk 1905-1973). Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center
referencedIn Charles Madge Archive, 1912-1996 University of Sussex Library
referencedIn Llewelyn Powys, Theodore Powys and John Cowper Powys: Miscellaneous Letters, 1926-1961 Cambridge University Library, Department of Manuscripts and University Archives
referencedIn Gail and Stephen Rudin autograph collection, 1841-1993. Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.
referencedIn Huxley, Aldous, 1894-1963. Aldous Huxley oral history papers 1985-1990. Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens
referencedIn Charles Marie Georges Garnier papers, 189-1953. Houghton Library
referencedIn Oswald Garrison Villard papers, 1872-1949 Houghton Library
referencedIn Papers of Lady Naomi Mitchison, 1897-1999, Scottish novelist and poet, 1976 Stirling University Library
referencedIn Mass-Observation Archive. Directive replies, 1939-1940. Libraries Australia
creatorOf Mitchison, Naomi, 1897-1999. Mary and Joe [short story] : typescript, [n.d.]. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Henderson, Walter Brooks Drayton, 1887-1939. Papers, 1916-1938. Dartmouth College Library
creatorOf Mitchison, Naomi, 1897-1999. Thunder over Dacca : typescript, [n.d.]. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Mitchison, Naomi, 1897-1999. Typescript of an untitled essay, [n.d.]. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Mitchison, Naomi, 1897-1999. Letter : London, to Laurence Housman, 1933 May 16. Bryn Mawr College, Mariam Coffin Canaday Library
referencedIn Mass-Observation Archive. Diaries, 1939-1940. Libraries Australia
creatorOf Anderson, Poul, 1926-2001. Golden Age Sci-Fi mss., 1935-1956. Indiana University
referencedIn Elsie J. Corrigan collection. McMaster University
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associatedWith Anthony Blond Limited. corporateBody
associatedWith Auden, W. H. (Wystan Hugh), 1907-1973. person
associatedWith Belloc, Hilaire, 1870-1953. person
associatedWith Bentley, Phyllis Eleanor, 1894-1977. person
associatedWith Bridge, Ann, 1889-1974. person
associatedWith Cardus, Neville, 1889-1975. person
associatedWith Courtney, Kathleen, Dame, 1878-1974. person
associatedWith De la Roche, Mazo, 1879-1961. person
associatedWith Ellis, Havelock, 1859-1939. person
associatedWith Forster, E. M. (Edward Morgan), 1879-1970. person
associatedWith Garnett, David, 1892-1981 person
correspondedWith Garnier, Charles Marie Georges, 1869- person
associatedWith Graves, Robert Ranke, 1895-1985 person
associatedWith Graves, Robert Windham, 1858-1934 person
associatedWith Henderson, Walter Brooks Drayton, 1887-1939. person
associatedWith Housman, Laurence, 1865-1959. person
associatedWith Huxley, Aldous, 1894-1963. person
correspondedWith Huxley, Juliette, 1896- person
associatedWith Lewis, Wyndham, 1882-1957. person
associatedWith Llewelyn Powys, Theodore Powys and John Cowper Powys person
associatedWith Lucas, F. L. (Frank Laurence), 1894-1967. person
associatedWith Madge, Charles, 1912-1996 person
associatedWith Menen, Aubrey. person
associatedWith Mitchison, Lady Naomi (1897-1999: novelist and poet person
associatedWith Mitchison, Naomi, 1897- person
associatedWith Mitchison, Rosalind Mary person
associatedWith Murray, Gilbert, 1866-1957. person
associatedWith Myres, John Linton, Sir, 1869-1954. person
correspondedWith New Yorker Magazine, Inc corporateBody
associatedWith Plunkett, Horace Curzon, Sir, 1854-1932. person
associatedWith Priestley, J. B. (John Boynton), 1894-1984. person
correspondedWith Rothenstein, William, Sir, 1872-1945 person
associatedWith Russell, Dora, 1894-1986. person
associatedWith Sitwell, Osbert, 1892-1969. person
associatedWith Squire, John Collings, Sir, 1884-1958. person
associatedWith Strachey, John, 1901-1963. person
associatedWith Trevelyan, George Macaulay, 1876-1962. person
correspondedWith Villard, Oswald Garrison, 1872-1949 person
associatedWith Wallas, Graham, 1858-1932. person
associatedWith White, T. H. (Terence Hanbury), 1906-1964. person
associatedWith Woolf, Leonard, 1880-1969. person
Place Name Admin Code Country
Botswana
England
Subject
English literature--20th century
Authors, English
Personal papers
Authors and publishers
Occupation
Novelists
Women novelists
Women poets
Poets
Women authors, English
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Birth 1897-11-01

Death 1999-01-11

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