Von Arnim, Elizabeth, 1866-1941

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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

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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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referencedIn Wehner, Volkhard. Elizabeth [manuscript] : the long journey from Rose Bay to her German garden / Volkhard Wehner. Libraries Australia
referencedIn John Middleton Murry collection of papers, 1911?]-1962 The New York Public Library. Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American Literature.
creatorOf Robertson, W. Graham (Walford Graham), 1866-1948. Papers of W. Graham Robertson, 1875-1948. Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens
creatorOf Mary Annette Russell, Countess, Papers, 1896-1941 The Huntington Library
creatorOf Von Arnim, Elizabeth, 1866-1941. Letters, 1922-1928. Indiana University
referencedIn Cobden-Sanderson, T. J. (Thomas James), 1840-1922. T.J. Cobden-Sanderson papers : and other materials, 1874-1984 (bulk 1884-1922). UC Berkeley Libraries
creatorOf Von Arnim, Elizabeth, 1866-1941. Papers of Elizabeth Mary Russell, Countess Russell, 1890-1962. Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens
creatorOf Teʼaṭron ha-ʻironi Beʼer-Shevaʻ (Beersheba, Israel). April ha-ḳasum. HCL Technical Services, Harvard College Library
creatorOf Elizabeth, 1866-1941. Papers of Elizabeth Russell - Henry Norman, 1931-1938. Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens
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associatedWith Arnold, Kathleen, person
associatedWith Beauchamp, Sydney, Sir, 1861-1921. person
correspondedWith Bigelow, Poultney, b. 1855 person
associatedWith Birrell, Augustine, 1850-1933. person
associatedWith Blind, Mathilde, 1841-1896. person
associatedWith Butterworth, Elizabeth von Arnim, person
associatedWith Cain, James M. (James Mallahan), 1892-1977. person
correspondedWith Cobden-Sanderson, T. J. (Thomas James), 1840-1922. person
correspondedWith Curle, Richard, 1883-1968 person
associatedWith Field, Michael. person
associatedWith Forster, E. M. (Edward Morgan), 1879-1970. person
associatedWith Frere, Alexander Stewart, person
associatedWith Guthrie, Olive, person
associatedWith Hitler, Adolf, 1889-1945. person
associatedWith Hitler, Adolf, 1889-1945. person
associatedWith Kerr, Geoffrey, 1895-1971. person
associatedWith Kipling, Rudyard, 1865-1936. person
associatedWith Lee, Vernon, 1856-1935, person
associatedWith Mansfield, Katherine, 1888-1923, person
associatedWith Moore, George, 1852-1933. person
associatedWith Murry, John Middleton, 1889-1957, person
associatedWith Norman, Henry, 1858-1939. person
associatedWith Ritchie, Maud, person
associatedWith Robertson, W. Graham (Walford Graham), 1866-1948. person
associatedWith Russell, Bertrand, 1872-1970, person
associatedWith Russell, John Francis Stanley Russell, Earl, 1865-1931. person
associatedWith Santayana, George, 1863-1952. person
associatedWith Skidmore, John S. person
associatedWith Walpole, Hugh, Sir, 1884-1941, person
associatedWith Wehner, Volkhard. person
associatedWith Wells, H. G. (Herbert George), 1866-1946. person
associatedWith West, Rebecca, 1892-1983. person
associatedWith Woolf, Virginia, 1882-1941. person
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Birth 1866-08-31

Death 1941-02-09

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