Compton-Burnett, I. (Ivy), 1884-1969

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Ivy Compton-Burnett was born at Pinner, Middlesex, England, June 5, 1884; educated at Addiscombe College, Howard College, and the Royal Holloway College; wrote first novel, Dolores (1911), while a governess for her younger sisters; wrote over twenty novels in her lifetime, receiving the James Tait Black memorial prize for Mother and son (1955); died, London, England, Aug. 27, 1969.

From the description of Literary manuscripts, 1948-1963. (University of California, Los Angeles). WorldCat record id: 38272478

Ivy Compton-Burnett was a British novelist.

From the description of Ivy Compton-Burnett letters, 1941-1972. (Pennsylvania State University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 36669921

Ivy Compton-Burnett (June 5, 1884-August 27, 1969), a fiction writer, relied heavily on dialogue in her work. She developed a highly individualistic style of writing: no use of colons or semi-colons, exclamation marks or italics. She primarily wrote about human weaknesses and foibles of all sorts and in each of her novels the dysfunctional family emerged. She wrote 20 known and published books; most of her novels are out of print.

From the guide to the Ivy Compton-Burnett Letter to A. R. Redway, December 3, 1947, 1947 and 1950, (University of Colorado at Boulder Libraries. Special Collections Dept.)

English writer.

From the description of Darkness and Day: original autograph manuscript, ca. 1950. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 754866486

From the description of Darkness and Day : corrected typescript, ca. 1950. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122566082

British novelist.

From the description of Collection, 1953-1964. (Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center (HRC); University of Texas at Austin). WorldCat record id: 122590248

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Ivy Compton-Burnett was born at Pinner, Middlesex, England, June 5, 1884; educated at Addiscombe College, Howard College, and the Royal Holloway College; wrote first novel, Dolores (1911), while a governess for her younger sisters; wrote over twenty novels in her lifetime, receiving the James Tait Black memorial prize for Mother and son (1955); died, London, England, August 27, 1969.

From the guide to the Ivy Compton-Burnett Literary Manuscripts, 1948-1963, (University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Department of Special Collections.)

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Role Title Holding Repository
creatorOf Ivy Compton-Burnett Letter to A. R. Redway, December 3, 1947, 1947 and 1950 University of Colorado at Boulder Libraries. Special Collections Dept.
creatorOf Compton-Burnett, I. (Ivy), 1884-1969. Darkness and Day: original autograph manuscript, ca. 1950. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
referencedIn Rose, W. K. William Kent Rose papers, [ca. 1940]-1968. Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
referencedIn Francis Henry King Collection TXRC92-A51., 1939-1992 Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center
creatorOf Ivy Compton-Burnett Literary Manuscripts, 1948-1963 University of California, Los Angeles. Library Special Collections.
creatorOf Alfred A. Knopf, Inc. Records. Series VI., Editorial Department Files, 1915-1984 (bulk 1948-1978). Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center
creatorOf Alfred A. Knopf, Inc. Records. Series VII., Other Department Files, 1916-1996 (bulk 1943-1969). Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center
referencedIn Sykes, Christopher, 1907-1986. Christopher Sykes papers, 1909-1976. Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Sykes, Christopher, 1907-1986. The Christopher Sykes papers, 1945-1981. Georgetown University, Joseph Mark Lauinger Memorial Library
referencedIn Christopher Sykes Papers, 1909-1976 Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Allanah Harper Papers TXRC99-A8., 1931-1993 Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center
referencedIn Askwith, Betty, 1909-1995. Betty Askwith collection, 1916-1981. Boston University. School of Medicine
referencedIn Donald and Katharine Foley Collection of Penguin Books, 1935-1965 Bancroft Library
referencedIn Samuels, Jack Harris, d. 1966,. English and American literary manuscripts and letters collection, 1663-1964. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
referencedIn Sybille Bedford Papers TXRC03-A5., 1914-2001 (bulk 1940s-1980s) Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center
referencedIn Lees-Milne, James. James Lees-Milne papers, 1907-1997. Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Harper, Allanah, 1904-1992. Allanah Harper Papers, 1931-1993. Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center
creatorOf Kirschbaum, Leo, 1907-1962. Correspondence, 1942-1957. University of Michigan
creatorOf King, Francis Henry. Collection, 1923-1992. Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center
creatorOf Sybille Bedford Papers TXRC03-A5., 1914-2001 (bulk 1940s-1980s) Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center
creatorOf Compton-Burnett, I. (Ivy), 1884-1969. Darkness and Day : corrected typescript, ca. 1950. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
referencedIn Howard Griffin collection of papers, 1942-1975 The New York Public Library. Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American Literature.
referencedIn Lees-Milne, James. James Lees-Milne papers, 1907-1997. Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Compton-Burnett, I. (Ivy), 1884-1969. Literary manuscripts, 1948-1963. University of California, Los Angeles
creatorOf Howard, Elizabeth Jane. Papers of Elizabeth Jane Howard, 1933-2009. Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens
creatorOf Compton-Burnett, I. (Ivy), 1884-1969. Note, 1957 Aug. 30, Cornwall Gardens [London] to Leo Kirschbaum [London] University of Michigan
creatorOf Alfred A. Knopf, Inc. Records. : Series I., General Correspondence, 1922-1977 (bulk 1946-1966). Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center
creatorOf Compton-Burnett, I. (Ivy), 1884-1969. Collection, 1953-1964. Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center
referencedIn James Lees-Milne papers, 1907-1997 Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Compton-Burnett, I. (Ivy), 1884-1969. Ivy Compton-Burnett letters, 1941-1972. Pennsylvania State University Libraries
referencedIn Rose, W. K. William Kent Rose papers, [ca. 1940]-1968. Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
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associatedWith Alfred A. Knopf, Inc. corporateBody
correspondedWith Askwith, Betty, 1909-1995. person
associatedWith Bedford, Sybille, 1911-2006 person
associatedWith Bowen, Elizabeth, 1899-1973. person
associatedWith Carmichael, W.E. person
associatedWith Foley, Donald L. person
associatedWith Foley, Katharine person
associatedWith Garnett, David, 1892-1981, person
associatedWith Griffin, Howard, 1915-1975 person
associatedWith Harper, Allanah, 1904-1992 person
associatedWith Howard, Elizabeth Jane. person
associatedWith Jourdain, Margaret. person
associatedWith King, Francis Henry. person
associatedWith King, Francis Henry, 1923- person
associatedWith Kirschbaum, Leo, 1907-1962. person
associatedWith Lees-Milne, James person
associatedWith Lees-Milne, James. person
associatedWith Lehmann, Rosamond, 1901-1990, person
associatedWith McDouall, Robin, 1908- person
associatedWith Rose, W. K. person
associatedWith Samuels, Jack Harris, d. 1966, person
associatedWith Schwartz, Jacob. person
associatedWith Sprigge, Elizabeth, 1900- person
correspondedWith Sykes, Christopher, 1907-1986. person
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Novelists, English--20th century
Women authors
English literature--20th century
Authors, English--Manuscripts
Women novelists, English--Archival resources
Women authors, English--Correspondence
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Women novelists, English--Archival resources
Authors, English--Manuscripts
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Birth 1884-06-05

Death 1969-08-27

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English

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