Meynell, Alice, 1847-1922

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English author Alice Meynell was born in to a wealthy and artistic family. A voracious reader,she began writing poetry and was encouraged by literary friends to have it published, to great success. She met and married Wilfrid Meynell, and the couple would eventually produce seven children. Alice Meynell began writing prose to support their growing family, and her many fine essays were influential and admired. A gifted writer, her work is noted for clarity and erudition. In addition to writing poems and essays, she was also a journalist and lecturer; she was active in social issues, devout in her religious beliefs, and devoted to her family. She remains one of the major essayists of her day, and a gracious and timeless poet.

From the description of Alice Meynell letters, circa 1910. (Pennsylvania State University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 61113023

Alice Christiana Gertrude Meynell, née Thompson, English poet and journalist.

From the guide to the Alice Meynell manuscript material : 1 item, between 1877 and 1897, (The New York Public Library. Carl H. Pforzheimer Collection of Shelley and His Circle.)

English poet, essayist, and critic.

From the description of Alice Meynell letters to M. S. O'Donnell [manuscript], [?] Oct 25 and 1902 Mar 31. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 648017891

Alice Christiana Thompson Meynell was an English poet and essayist.

From the description of Alice Christiana Thompson Meynell collection of papers, 1895-1929. (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 122570580

From the guide to the Alice Christiana Thompson Meynell collection of papers, 1875-1929, (The New York Public Library. Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American Literature.)

English writer, suffragist.

From the description of Alice Meynell papers, ca. 1875, 1893. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 51576551

From the description of Papers, 1920. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 155519481

British author Alice Christiana Thompson Meynell wrote poems and essays.

"Meynell, Alice Christiana Thompson, 1847–1922." Literature Online. http://lion.chadwyck.com (accessed April 4, 2007).

Irish poet and author Ethel Rolt Wheeler was a member of the Irish Literary Society of London and chair of the Irish Circle of the Lyceum Club (London).

O'Donoghue, D.J. The Poets of Ireland . Detroit: Gale Research, 1968.

From the guide to the Letters to Alice Meynell letters to Ethel Rolt Wheeler, 1910–1911, (University of Delaware Library - Special Collections)

British Catholic poet, essayist, reviewer, and art critic.

Meynell was born in Surrey and traveled extensively in her youth. She converted to Catholicism in 1868. Her first book of poetry, Preludes, was published with illustrations by her sister Elizabeth, in 1875. In 1877, she married Wilfrid Meynell, with whom she had eight children and collaborated on literary activities. In addition to columns, reviews, and prefaces, Meynell published books of essays and poetry. She died in 1922.

From the description of Alice Meynell collection, 1876-1960 (bulk 1876-1923). (Boston College). WorldCat record id: 33953179

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creatorOf Sasnett, J. Randolph. J. Randolph Sasnett papers, 1844-1937, (bulk 1936-1937). Boston College. John J. Burns Library
creatorOf Meynell, Alice, 1847-1922. Letter : London, to Samuel Loveman, Cleveland, Ohio, Feb. 14. Bryn Mawr College, Mariam Coffin Canaday Library
referencedIn Coventry Kersey Dighton Patmore collection of papers, 1841]-1948, 1841-1892 The New York Public Library. Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American Literature.
creatorOf Meynell, Alice, 1847-1922. Autograph letter signed : London, to Mrs. [Rosamund Marriott] Watson, [no year] May 15. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Meynell, Alice, 1847-1922. To Silence : autograph manuscript signed of the poem : [n.p., n.d.]. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Meynell, Alice, 1847-1922. Alice Christiana Thompson Meynell collection of papers, 1895-1929. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Meynell, Alice, 1847-1922. Letters : London, to Mrs. Burchett, [London], [187-?]. Texas Christian University
creatorOf Meynell, Alice, 1847-1922. Autograph letter signed Alice Meynell to: "My Dear Mrs. Bates" Wellesley College
creatorOf De la Mare, Walter, 1873-1956. Typed letter signed : Taplow, to Tom Turner / 1938 Dec. 28. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Meynell, Alice, 1847-1922. Autograph letter signed : London, to an unidentified recipient, [1880] July 14. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Meynell, Alice Christina Thompson, 1847-1922. Papers, 1920. Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
referencedIn Additional papers, ca. 1870-1922. Houghton Library
creatorOf Meynell, Alice, 1847-1922. Alice Meynell letters, circa 1910. Pennsylvania State University Libraries
creatorOf Carrico, Joseph Leonard, 1881-1944. Papers, 1910-1936. University of Notre Dame, Hesburgh Library
creatorOf Meynell, Alice Christina Thompson, 1847-1922. Alice Meynell papers, ca. 1875, 1893. Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
referencedIn Patmore, Derek, 1908-1972. Derek Patmore papers, 1920s-1971, bulk 1963-1971. Boston College. John J. Burns Library
creatorOf Thompson, Francis, 1859-1907. Francis Thompson collection, 1865-1967. Boston College. John J. Burns Library
creatorOf Meynell, Alice, 1847-1922. Letters : London, to Mrs. Burchett, [London], [187-?]. University of Chicago Library
referencedIn Thompson, Christiana Jane, 1825-1910,. Autograph letters signed from Christiana Thompson to Augustin Daly [manuscript], 1892-1894. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf Patmore, Coventry, 1823-1896. Coventry Kersey Dighton Patmore collection of papers, [1841]-1948 bulk ([1841]-1892). New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Meynell, Alice, 1847-1922. Letter, 19-- Sept. 28, Greatham, Pulborough, Sussex, to Mr. Farjeon. Texas A&M University-Commerce Libraries
creatorOf Meynell, Alice, 1847-1922. Autograph letter signed and typed letter signed : London, to Mr. [Richard] Le Gallienne, [n.d.]. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Meynell, Wilfrid, 1852-1948. Letter : London, to Laurence Housman, 1922 Dec. 4. Bryn Mawr College, Mariam Coffin Canaday Library
creatorOf Sasnett, J. Randolph. J. Randolph Sasnett papers, 1844-1937, (bulk 1936-1937). Boston College. John J. Burns Library
creatorOf Carey, Graham. Clippings, 1925-1931. University of Notre Dame, Hesburgh Library
creatorOf Meynell, Alice, 1847-1922. The wind is blind : autograph manuscript signed of the poem : [n.p., n.d.]. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Beach, H. H. A., Mrs., 1867-1944. Christ in the universe : for soli, chorus and organ ; op. 132 / words by Alice Meynell ; music by Mrs. H.H.A. Beach. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Meynell, Alice, 1847-1922. Autograph letter signed Alice Meynell to: "colonel Higginson" October 31, [s.d.]. Wellesley College
creatorOf Patmore, Coventry, 1823-1896. Coventry Patmore Collection, 1818-1945, bulk 1818-1896. Boston College. John J. Burns Library
creatorOf Huss, Henry Holden, 1862-1953. A shepardess [sic] : song for high voice / poem by Alice Meynell ; music by Henry Holden Huss. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Meynell, Alice, 1847-1922. Autograph letter signed Alice Meynell to: "My Dear Miss Marks" August 29, 1918. Wellesley College
referencedIn British authors collection, 1840-1953. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
creatorOf Meynell, Alice, 1847-1922. Typed letter to: "My Dear Miss Tuell" December 14, [s.d.]. Wellesley College
creatorOf Snell, Kenneth R. (Kenneth Richard), 1940-1993. Papers of Kenneth Snell. Libraries Australia
referencedIn Autograph File, M, 1648-1985. Houghton Library
creatorOf Willcox, Louise Collier, 1865-1919. Papers of Louise Collier Willcox, 1870-1933. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Willcox, Louise Collier, 1865-1919. Papers of Louise Collier Willcox, 1870-1933. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Murphy, Anna. Letter 1897, Oct 8, Berkeley, Calif [to] Mr. [Edwin] Markham, Oakland, Calif / Anna Murphy. Wagner College, Horrmann Library
referencedIn Housman, A. E. (Alfred Edward), 1859-1936. Commonplace book, 1890s. Bryn Mawr College, Mariam Coffin Canaday Library
referencedIn Clement King Shorter collection of papers, 1853-1926, 1889-1926 The New York Public Library. Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American Literature.
creatorOf Meynell, Alice, 1847-1922. Alice Christiana (Thompson) Meynell letter. University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign
creatorOf Meynell, Alice Christiana Thompson, 1847-1922. Alice Meynell letters to M. S. O'Donnell [manuscript], [?] Oct 25 and 1902 Mar 31. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Meynell, Wilfrid, 1852-1948. Letters and card, 1930-1936 and 1943, London and Sussex, to R.N. Green-Armytage, Bath. Bryn Mawr College, Mariam Coffin Canaday Library
creatorOf Meynell, Alice, 1847-1922. Autograph letter signed Alice Meynell to: "My Dear Miss Tuell" September 23, [s.d.]. Wellesley College
creatorOf Alice Christiana Thompson Meynell collection of papers, 1875-1929 The New York Public Library. Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American Literature.
creatorOf Lee, Sidney, Sir, 1859-1926. Autograph manuscripts in the hand of various authors of introductions, general and individual, to the Renaissance edition of Shakespeare (1907-1908) [manuscript], 1903-1906. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf Meynell, Alice, 1847-1922. Autograph letter signed : London, to "Dear Madam", 1885 July 17. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Meynell, Alice, 1847-1922. Letters, undated, London, to Laurence Housman. Bryn Mawr College, Mariam Coffin Canaday Library
creatorOf Tabb, John B. (John Banister), 1845-1909. Papers of John Banister Tabb [manuscript]. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn John Singer Sargent Letters, 1895-1923 Special Collections Research Center, Syracuse University Libraries
referencedIn Howells family papers, 1850-1954 (inclusive). Houghton Library
creatorOf Tuer, Andrew White, 1838-1900. Letters, 1879-1918. Indiana University
creatorOf Meynell, Alice, 1847-1922. Letter, 191- Jan. 4, London, to Mr. Rugg. Dartmouth College Library
referencedIn Murphy, Anna. Letter 1897, Sept 25, Berkeley, Calif [to] Mr. [Edwin] Markham, Oakland, Calif / Anna Murphy. Wagner College, Horrmann Library
creatorOf Meynell, Alice, 1847-1922. Alice Meynell collection, 1876-1960 (bulk 1876-1923). Boston College. John J. Burns Library
creatorOf Meynell, Alice, 1847-1922. Letter : [London], to Lady Grove concerning engagements. Washington State University, Holland and Terrell Libraries
referencedIn Sir William Rothenstein correspondence and other papers, 1887-1957. Houghton Library
referencedIn Patmore, Coventry, 1823-1896. Letter, [1896 Mar. 27, Lymington] : to Wilfrid Meynell, London. Bryn Mawr College, Mariam Coffin Canaday Library
referencedIn John Lane Company Records TXRC00-A11., 1856-1933, bulk 1894-1930 Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center
referencedIn Fales Manuscript Collection, ca. 1700-2000 Fales Library & Special Collections
referencedIn Sarah Orne Jewett correspondence, 1861-1930. Houghton Library
referencedIn James Thomas Fields collection of autographs and portraits of distinguished women, 1814-1907. Houghton Library
creatorOf Beaux, Cecilia, 1855-1942. Letters, 1903-1913. Boston Athenaeum
referencedIn Papers and Correspondence of Coventry Patmore (1823-1896), poet and writer, 1850-1949 The University of Nottingham
creatorOf Alice Meynell manuscript material : 1 item, between 1877 and 1897 The New York Public Library. Carl H. Pforzheimer Collection of Shelley and His Circle.
creatorOf Christitch, Annie, 1885-1977. Annie and Elizabeth O'Brien Christitch Papers, 1879-1977, (bulk 1910-1940). Boston College. John J. Burns Library
referencedIn Fales Manuscript Collection, ca. 1700-2000 Fales Library & Special Collections
creatorOf John Lane Company. Records of the John Lane Company, 1856-1933 (bulk, 1894-1930). Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center
creatorOf Letters to Alice Meynell letters to Ethel Rolt Wheeler, 1910–1911 University of Delaware Library - Special Collections
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associatedWith Melrose, Andrew, 1860- person
associatedWith Meynell, Francis, 1891-1975 person
associatedWith Meynell, Wilfrid, 1852-1948. person
associatedWith Murphy, Anna. person
associatedWith O'Donnell, Michael S., 1847- person
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associatedWith Patmore, Derek, 1908-1972. person
associatedWith Peabody, Josephine Preston, 1874-1922 person
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Women poets
Journalists--Great Britain--19th century--Correspondence
Authors, English--19th century--Correspondence
Authors, Irish--20th century--Correspondence
Women poets, English
Women poets, English--19th century--Correspondence
English literature--Catholic authors--20th century--Sources
Poets, English--19th century--Correspondence
Women poets, English--20th century--Correspondence
Authors, English--20th century--Manuscripts
Women authors, English--19th century--Manuscripts
Women poets, English--20th century--Manuscripts
Women authors, English--20th century--Correspondence
Women authors, English--20th century--Manuscripts
English literature--Catholic authors--19th century--Sources
Women authors, English--19th century--Correspondence
Authors, English--19th century--Manuscripts
Women poets, English--19th century--Manuscripts
Authors, English--20th century--Correspondence
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Birth 1847-09-22

Death 1922-11-27

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