O'Conor, Norreys Jephson, 1885-Alternative names
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
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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