O'Conor, Norreys Jephson, 1885-

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Norreys Jephson O'Conor (1885-1958) was an American poet and author.

From the description of Papers of Norreys Jephson O'Conor, 1890-1964 (bulk 1940-1958). (Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens). WorldCat record id: 228718380

O'Conor and Brooks were friends at Harvard.

From the description of Correspondence to Van Wyck Brooks, 1937-1958. (University of Pennsylvania Library). WorldCat record id: 182789136

American author.

From the description of The lovely land of Ireland : place not specified : autograph manuscript of the poem signed, 1930 Apr. 5. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270612559

From the description of Autograph letter signed : London, to "Dear Sister", 1934 Sept. 2. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270872057

Author and educator. Graduated from and later taught at Harvard.

From the description of Norreys Jephson O'Conor [manuscript] (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 180936484

Norreys Jephson O'Conor was born in New York City on December 31, 1885, the son of John Christopher and Maria Jephson (Post) O'Conor. He graduated from Harvard University (A.B., 1907 and M.A., 1911). After working as an editor in various publishing companies, he taught in the English Department at Harvard (1911-1913) and at Radcliffe College (1918-1919). He also taught at Grinnell College (1922-19230), Mount Holyoke College (1923-1924) and at Bryn Mawr College (1924-1926).

O'Conor was known for his work on early Irish literature, as well as his own poetry and prose. He worked in civil defense during World War II in California.

O'Conor married Grace Edith Corson, in Cambridge, Mass., on June 27, 1917. They had two daughters, Moria and Cathleen. Following his divorce from Grace in 1935, he married Evangelia Hawley in the same year. He died in Santa Barbara, California on October 24, 1958.

See: National Cyclopedia of American Biography, v. 37, p. 391.

Grace Hazard graduated from Smith College, Class of 1899. She studied music and studied in Europe before her marriage to Roscoe Platt Conkling in 1905. She had two children with him, but was divorced from him in 1914, at which time she accepted a teaching position at Smith College. Besides her teaching responsibilities, she wrote poetry and short stories that were published in the popular journals of the day. She died on November 15, 1958.

From the guide to the Norreys Jephson O'Conor's letters to Grace Hazard Conkling MS 311., 1918-1932, (Mortimer Rare Book Room)

O'Conor was an American author and poet. He died in 1958.

Conkling was an American author and professor at Smith College.

From the description of Norreys Jephson O'Conor's letters to Grace Hazard Conkling, 1918-1932. (Smith College). WorldCat record id: 301329374

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creatorOf O'Conor, Norreys Jephson, 1885-1958. Autograph letter signed Norreys Jephson O'Conor to: Miss Bates October 15, 1918. Wellesley College
creatorOf O'Conor, Norreys Jephson, b. 1885. Norreys Jephson O'Conor [manuscript] University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf O'Conor, Norreys Jephson, 1885-1958. Autograph letter signed Norreys Jephson O'Conor to: Miss Bates May 17, 1922. Wellesley College
creatorOf O'Conor, Norreys Jephson, 1885-1958. Autograph letter signed Norreys Jephson O'Conor to: Miss Bates June 21, 1922. Wellesley College
referencedIn Autograph File, O, 1706-1966. Houghton Library.
creatorOf O'Conor, Norreys Jephson, b. 1885. The lovely land of Ireland : place not specified : autograph manuscript of the poem signed, 1930 Apr. 5. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf O'Conor, Norreys Jephson, 1885-1958. Autograph letter signed Norreys Jephson O'Conor to: Miss Bates May Day", [s.d.]. Wellesley College
creatorOf Norreys Jephson O'Conor's letters to Grace Hazard Conkling MS 311., 1918-1932 Mortimer Rare Book Room
referencedIn Century Company records, 1870-1924 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
referencedIn Correspondence, 1860-1979. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Horace Mason Reynolds papers, 1895-1965. Houghton Library.
creatorOf O'Conor, Norreys Jephson, 1885-1958. Autograph letter signed Norreys to: Miss Bates. Wellesley College
creatorOf O'Conor, Norreys Jephson, b. 1885. Norreys Jephson O'Conor's letters to Grace Hazard Conkling, 1918-1932. Smith College, Neilson Library
creatorOf O'Conor, Norreys Jephson, 1885-1958. Autograph card from Norreys & Grace & Cathleen O'Conor to: Miss Bates[?]. Wellesley College
creatorOf O'Conor, Norreys Jephson, 1885-1958. Autograph letter signed Norreys Jephson O'Conor to: Miss Bates April 30, [s.d.]. Wellesley College
creatorOf O'Conor, Norreys Jephson, 1885-1958. Autograph letter signed Norreys Jephson O'Conor to: Miss Bates September 17, [s.d.]. Wellesley College
referencedIn Poems and essays from various correspondents sent to Amy Lowell, 1917-1929. Houghton Library.
creatorOf O'Conor, Norreys Jephson, 1885-1958. Autograph letter signed Norreys Jephson O'Conor to: "My dear Miss Bates" April 26, 1917. Wellesley College
creatorOf O'Conor, Norreys Jephson, 1885-1958. Autograph letter signed Norreys Jephson O'Conor to: Miss Bates January 31, 1927. Wellesley College
creatorOf O'Conor, Norreys Jephson, 1885-1958. Autograph letter signed Norreys Jephson O'Conor to: Mrs. Burgess February 4, 1934. Wellesley College
creatorOf O'Conor, Norreys Jephson, 1885-1958. Autograph letter signed : London, to "Dear Sister", 1934 Sept. 2. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Papers, 1897-1930. Houghton Library.
creatorOf O'Conor, Norreys Jephson, 1885-1958. Autograph letter signed Norreys Jephson O'Conor to: Miss Bates October 21, 1922. Wellesley College
creatorOf O'Conor, Norreys Jephson, 1885-1958. Typed letter signed Norreys Jephson O'Conor to: Miss Marks November 13, 1948. Wellesley College
referencedIn Edward Sheldon correspondence, 1899-1959. Harvard Theatre Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University.
creatorOf O'Conor, Norreys Jephson, 1885-1958. Autograph letter signed Norreys Jephson O'Conor to: Miss Bates. Wellesley College
creatorOf O'Conor, Norreys Jephson, b. 1885. Papers of Norreys Jephson O'Conor, 1890-1964 (bulk 1940-1958). Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens
referencedIn Houghton Mifflin Company contracts, 1831-1979 (inclusive) 1880-1940 (bulk). Houghton Library.
creatorOf O'Conor, Norreys Jephson, 1885-1958. Autograph letter signed Norreys Jephson O'Conor to: Miss Bates August 8, 1923. Wellesley College
creatorOf O'Conor, Norreys Jephson, 1885-1958. Autograph letter signed Norreys Jephson O'Conor to: Miss Bates. Wellesley College
creatorOf O'Conor, Norreys Jephson, b. 1885. Correspondence to Maxwell Struthers Burt, 1951. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
referencedIn Amy Lowell correspondence, 1883-1927 (inclusive), 1910-1925 (bulk). Houghton Library.
creatorOf O'Conor, Norreys Jephson, 1885-1958. Autograph letter signed Norreys Jephson O'Conor to: Miss Bates June 4, [s.d.]. Wellesley College
creatorOf O'Conor, Norreys Jephson, 1885-1958. Autograph letter signed Norreys Jephson O'Conor to: "My dear Miss Bates" December 18, 1917. Wellesley College
creatorOf O'Conor, Norreys Jephson, b. 1885. Correspondence to Van Wyck Brooks, 1937-1958. University of Pennsylvania Library
creatorOf O'Conor, Norreys Jephson, 1885-1958. Autograph letter signed Norreys Jephson O'Conor to: Mrs. Burgess June 20, 1929. Wellesley College
referencedIn O'Conor, John Christopher, 1847-1933. John Christopher O'Conor papers, 1833-1933 (bulk 1862-1920). New-York Historical Society
creatorOf O'Conor, Norreys Jephson, 1885-1958. Autograph letter signed Norreys Jephson O'Conor to: Miss Bates January 22, [s.d.]. Wellesley College
creatorOf O'Conor, Norreys Jephson, 1885-1958. Autograph letter signed Norreys Jephson O'Conor to: Miss Bates April 1, [s.d.]. Wellesley College
creatorOf O'Conor, Norreys Jephson, 1885-1958. Autograph letter signed Norreys Jephson O'Conor to: Miss Bates July 19, 1927. Wellesley College
creatorOf O'Conor, Norreys Jephson, 1885-1958. Autograph letter signed Norreys Jephson O'Conor to: Miss Bates May Day", 1922. Wellesley College
creatorOf O'Conor, Norreys Jephson, 1885-1958. Autograph letter signed Norreys Jephson O'Conor to: Miss Bates July 1, 1921. Wellesley College
creatorOf Akins, Zoë, 1886-1958. Papers pertaining to "The Enchanted Years" [manuscript], 1919-1922. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf O'Conor, Norreys Jephson, 1885-1958. Autograph letter signed Norreys Jephson O'Conor to: Miss Bates. Wellesley College
creatorOf O'Conor, Norreys Jephson, 1885-1958. Autograph letter signed Norreys Jephson O'Conor to: Miss Bates April], [s.d.]. Wellesley College
referencedIn Thomas Bird Mosher papers, 1890-1939 (inclusive) 1895-1924 (bulk). Houghton Library.
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associatedWith Aiken, Conrad, 1889-1973. person
associatedWith Bates, Katharine Lee, 1859-1929. person
associatedWith Benét, William Rose, 1886-1950. person
associatedWith Bowen, Elizabeth, 1899-1973. person
correspondedWith Braithwaite, William Stanley, 1878-1962 person
associatedWith Brooks, Van Wyck, 1886-1963. person
associatedWith Bryant, Arthur Wynne Morgan. person
associatedWith Buck, Pearl S. (Pearl Sydenstricker), 1892-1973. person
associatedWith Burgess, Dorothy Whittemore Bates. person
associatedWith Burt, Maxwell Struthers, 1882-1954. person
associatedWith Catton, Bruce, 1899-1978. person
correspondedWith Century Company corporateBody
associatedWith Conkling, Grace Hazard, 1878-1958 person
correspondedWith Dellenbaugh, Frederick Samuel, 1853-1935 person
associatedWith Eliot, T. S. (Thomas Stearns), 1888-1965. person
associatedWith Fletcher, John Gould, 1886-1950. person
associatedWith Frost, Robert, 1874-1963. person
associatedWith Gogarty, Oliver St. John, 1878-1957. person
associatedWith Hillyer, Robert, 1895-1961. person
correspondedWith Hocking, William Ernest, 1873-1966 person
associatedWith Houghton Mifflin Company. corporateBody
associatedWith Humphries, Rolfe. person
associatedWith Linscott, Robert Newton, 1886- person
associatedWith Lippmann, Walter, 1889-1974. person
correspondedWith Lowell, Amy, 1874-1925 person
associatedWith Mackenzie, Compton, Sir, 1883-1972. person
associatedWith Marks, Jeannette Augustus, 1875-1964. person
associatedWith Mattingly, Garrett, 1900-1962. person
associatedWith Morison, Samuel Eliot, 1887-1976. person
associatedWith Morley, Christopher, 1890-1957. person
correspondedWith Mosher, Thomas Bird, 1852-1923 person
associatedWith Moss, Howard, 1922-1987. person
associatedWith Nemerov, Howard. person
associatedWith Nevins, Allan, 1890-1971. person
associatedWith Nichols, Robert, 1893-1944. person
associatedWith O'Conor, Evangelia Waller. person
associatedWith O'Conor, John Christopher, 1847-1933. person
associatedWith Perkins, Maxwell E. (Maxwell Evarts), 1884-1947. person
correspondedWith Reynolds, Horace Mason, 1896-1965 person
associatedWith Roberts, Kenneth Lewis, 1885-1957. person
associatedWith Sackville-West, V. (Victoria), 1892-1962. person
correspondedWith Sheldon, Edward, 1886-1946 person
associatedWith Wheelock, John Hall, 1886-1978. person
associatedWith Young, E. H. (Emily Hilda), 1880-1949. person
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Poets, American--20th century--Correspondence
Authors, American--20th century--Correspondence
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Birth 1885-12-31

Death 1958-10-24

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