An annotated bibliography of British women's autobiographies, 1790-1950 : research and reference materials, 1986-1998.
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Bell, Susan Groag, 1926-2015
Susan Groag Bell (25 January 1926 – 24 June 2015) was a Czech-American pioneer in Women's Studies. At a time when there were no academic courses nor textbooks, offered in women's history, Bell compiled images of women's participation in society from artworks and began presenting lectures to present roles women had held in society. In 1971, a year after the first women's studies course was offered in the United States, Bell taught her own class on the subject and prepared a reading guide for the ...
Bondfield, Margaret, 1873-1953
Margaret Grace Bondfield CH PC (17 March 1873 – 16 June 1953) was a British Labour politician, trade unionist and women's rights activist. She became the first female cabinet minister, and the first woman to be a privy counsellor in the UK, when she was appointed Minister of Labour in the Labour government of 1929–31. She had earlier become the first woman to chair the General Council of the Trades Union Congress (TUC). Bondfield was born in humble circumstances and received limited formal ed...
Lutyens, Emily, Lady, 1874-1964
LeBreton, Anna Letitia, 1808-1885.
Maybrick, Florence Elizabeth, 1862-1941
Sitwell, Edith, 1887-1964
English poet, biographer, critic, and anthologist. Edited and contributed to the annual anthology Wheels. From the description of Edith Sitwell correspondence, 1942-1944. (Texas Woman's University Library). WorldCat record id: 28185434 English poet, critic, and novelist. From the description of Letter to an unknown recipient, ca. 1949. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647817483 From the description of Photoprint and letter, n.d. and 1981 Oct...
Paul, Brenda Dean, b. 1907.
Jeune, Susan Mary Elizabeth Stewart-Mackenzie, Lady
Susan Mary Elizabeth Stewart-Mackenzie (1845-1931), widow of John Constanine Stanley, married Sir Francis Jeune in 1881. He was created Baron St. Helier shortly before his death in 1905. Lady Jeune (after 1905 Lady St. Helier), a well-known hostess and Liberal Party supporter, introoduced Winston Churchill to his future bride in 1908. She authored articles on the "marriage market," shopping, women's employment, and the New Woman, among other topics. A philanthropist with a special interest in ho...
Jackson, Annabel Huth.
Furse, Katharine Symonds, Dame, 1875-1952.
Tweedsmuir, Susan, 1882-
Susan Buchan was a British playwright. She was married to John Buchan (Lord Tweedsmuir), who was a British writer and Governor-General of Canada. From the description of Susan Buchan fonds. . (University of Victoria Libraries). WorldCat record id: 667848365 ...
Richardson, Henry Handel, 1870-1946
Henrietta Richardson Robinson, writing as Henry Handel Richardson, was a major Australian novelist rather forgotten in the rest of the world. Although she lived most of her adult life in Germany and England, her fiction remained Australian, evoking a sense of national pride in her fans and critics and influencing numerous diverse Australian authors. From the description of Henry Handel Richardson letters and papers, 1929-1946. (Pennsylvania State University Libraries). WorldCat recor...
Woodward, Kathleen, 1896-1961
Petrova, Olga, 1886-
Priestley, Lady (Eliza Chambers).
Brown, Jane, b. 1902.
Smith, Mary, 1822-1889
Creighton, Louise, 1850-1936
Epithet: alias 'C E Raimond', actress and author British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000543.0x00020f Epithet: actress British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000001302.0x000104 ...
Ward, Humphry, Mrs., 1851-1920
Mary Augusta Ward was an English writer, and wife of critic Humphry Ward. She began writing literary criticism, and soon progressed to writing novels. Although not stylistically distinguished, her novels were popular because they explored interesting questions of the day. Her earnest approach was admired, and her literary attempts to bring human drama to political, sociological, or religious issues continue to provide an interesting perspective on Victorian society. From the descript...
Cusak, Margaret A.
Finn, Elizabeth Anne McCaul, 1825-1926.
Greville, Violet, Lady, 1842-1932
Lady Violet Greville, née Graham, English writer. From the guide to the Lady Violet Greville manuscript material : 1 item, 1886, (The New York Public Library. Carl H. Pforzheimer Collection of Shelley and His Circle.) ...
Bagod, Sophy Louisa Percy, b. 1821.
Elizabeth, Countess of Fingall, b. 1867?.
Bankes, Viola Florence Geraldine.
Neilson, Julia, b. 1869.
Somerville, Mary, 1780-1872
Mary Somerville was a Scottish astronomer and physicist. From the description of Letter, 1834. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 232007445 Mary Somerville (born Mary Fairfax) was born on December 26, 1780 in Jedburgh, Roxburghshire, Scotland. Somerville became interested in mathematics as a teenager. Somerville's first major work was a translation of the mathematician Laplace's book Mécanique Céleste. She included in the translation detailed explanations of the adv...
Humphreys, Desmond, Mrs.
Carbery, Mary, 1867-1949
Helps, Mary Alice.
Gordon, Helen Cameron, 1867-1949
Ashby, Lillian Luker, 1876-
Nevinson, Margaret Wynne
Epithet: alias 'Mary Burchell' writer British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000001186.0x00035b ...
Foley, Alice, b. 1891.
Vanbrugh, Violet, b. 1867.
Flora Thompson (1876-1947), writer, was born Flora Jane Timms, the daughter of stonemason Albert and his wife Emma of Juniper Hill on the Oxfordshire and Northamptonshire border. She left school at fourteen to work in the village post office at Fringford. After marrying, she and her husband John William Thompson moved first to Bournemouth, where she won a magazine essay competition in 1911. From 1916, the couple ran the post office in Liphook, Hampshire, where she began to write in ...
Montagu, Lilian Helen, 1873-1963
Epithet: OBE British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000429.0x0001a7 ...
Balfour, Frances, Lady, 1858-1931
Gordon, Edith Susan Leeson, Lady.
Smith, Dodie, b. 1896.
de Steiger, Isabelle, b. 1836.
Napier, Elma, b. 1892.
Campbell, Margaret, 1888-1952.
Martineau, Harriet, 1802-1876
Harriet Martineau, English novelist, economist, and social reformer. From the guide to the Harriet Martineau manuscript material : 11 items, ca. 1834-1861, (The New York Public Library. Carl H. Pforzheimer Collection of Shelley and His Circle.) English author and traveler. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Stockbridge, Massachusetts, to Judge Joseph Story,  May 5. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270871427 Harriet Martineau, journalis...
Dando, Ellen D.
Brooke, Sylvia, Lady, 1885-1941.
Asquith, Margot, 1864-1945
British author. From the guide to the Margot Asquith autograph and photograph, 1926, (The New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division.) 1894 married Herbert Asquith. Epithet: née Tennant, political hostess and diarist British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000350.0x00008d ...
Bowen, Elizabeth, 1899-1973
British writer of essays, short stories, and novels. From the description of Letter to Mrs. Brownrigg [?], ca. 1930. (Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens). WorldCat record id: 122570785 Elizabeth Bowen (1899-1923) was an Anglo-Irish author. Among her many novels are The last September (1929), The house in Paris (1935), The death of the heart (1938), The heat of the day (1948), A world of love (1955), and Eva Trout; or, changing scenes (1968). Her othe...
Poore, Ida Margaret Graves, Lady, 1860-1941
Calvert, Adelaide, 1836-1921
English actress. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Maze Lawn, Alexandra Park, [Manchester], to William A. Turner, [1876 Feb. 13]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270133487 ...
Bowen, Marjorie, 1888-1952
The British author Marjorie Bowen was born Gabrielle Margaret Vere Campbell on Hayling Island, Hampshire, on November 1, 1885, the daughter of Josephine Elisabeth Ellis and Vere Douglas Campbell. An introspective and unhappy child, Bowen was raised by her unstable mother in a chaotic and peripatetic Bohemian household in and around London. She studied with John Crompton at the Heatherley School of Art, attended the Slade School of Fine Art (1901-1904), and studied art in Paris, but ...
Cooper, Margaret, 1964-
Raverat, Gwen, 1885-1957
Epithet: née Darwin wood-engraver British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000208.0x000263 ...
Arnold, Mary Augusta, 1851-1920.
Oliphant, Mrs. (Margaret), 1828-1897
Scottish novelist and historial writer. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Windsor, to Mr. Grove, 1877 Mar. 8. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270611471 Margaret Oliphant was born in Scotland, and published her first novel at age twenty-one. After the death of her husband, she took to writing to support her young family, and showed remarkable industry, ultimately publishing more than one hundred books and more than two hundred articles, chiefly in Blackwood's E...
Grant, Anne MacVicar, 1755-1838
Author. From the description of Letter, 1830 October 17. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 145407785 Scottish writer who spent some of childhood living in the United States. From the description of Letters of Anne Grant, 1822-1836. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 35035731 Scottish writer who spent some of her childhood living in the United States. From the description of Letters of Anne Grant [manuscript], 1822-1836. (University of...
St. Helier, Lady (Susan Mary).
Vidal, Lois, b. 1889.
Drew, John, Mrs., 1820-1897.
Campbell, Patrick, Mrs., 1865-1940
Campbell, whose maiden name was Beatrice Stella Tanner, was an English actress. Von Zastrow was an actress as well. From the description of Mrs. Patrick Campbell letters to Bertha von Zastrow, 1902-1939 and undated. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 705558265 Beatrice Stella Cornwallis-West, known by her stage name as Mrs. Patrick Campbell, was a noted English stage actress, who remained popular for over 40 years. She created many classic roles, including Eliza Dooli...
Spring, Marion Ursula Howard, b. 1890.
Sitwell, Constance, b. 1887.
Anderson, Doris Garland.
Bayley, Emily, Lady, b. 1830.
Munster, Wilhelmina Fitzclarence, Countess of, 1830-1906
Kenney, Annie, b. 1879.
Leigh, Elizabeth Medora, 1814-1849
Draper, Muriel, 1886-1952
Muriel Draper (1886-1952), author of Music at Midnight, was a writer, lecturer and political activist who also befriended and encouraged many artists and musicians. From the description of Muriel Draper Papers. 1881-1977 (bulk 1925-1950). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 702134003 Muriel Draper was born in Haverhill, Massachusetts in 1886. She was the youngest daughter of Thomas S. Sanders, one of the earliest investors in the American Telephone Company. She grew ...
Brooke, Sylvia Leonora Brett, lady, Rani of Sarawak, 1885-1971.
Born Sylvia Brett, the youngest daughter of Reginald, Viscount Esher, married Sir Charles Vyner Brooke, the third and last white rajah of the kingdom of Sarawak. Sarawak had been given to the Brooke family in 1841 as a reward for the services of Sir James Brooke. In 1946, Sir Charles ceded Sarawak to Britain. In 1963, it became an autonomous state of the Federation of Malaysia. From the description of Rani of Sarawak papers, [ca. 1938-1972]. (Cornell University Library). WorldCat rec...
Allinson, Francesca, 1902-1945
Aberdeen, Ishbel Maria.
Galsworthy, Ada, -1956
Wife of John Galsworthy. From the description of Autograph letters signed "Ada" (6) : London, to Lillah McCarthy,  Mar. 9-1933 Feb. 2. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 269590601 Ada Pearson Cooper Galsworthy (1864-1956) married John Galsworthy in 1905. For both of them it was their second marriage. From the description of Correspondence to Morley Roberts, 1916-1938. (University of Pennsylvania Library). WorldCat record id: 636474794 ...
Peel, Dorothy Constance Bayliff.
Cole, Margaret, 1893-1980
Dame Margaret Cole (1893-1980) was born at Cambridge, educated at Roedean and Girton College, Cambridge, and taught at St Paul's School, London, during the First World War. She had sympathies toward conscientious objection and was disinherited by her father for her views. From the guide to the Interview with Dame Margaret Cole, 1977, (GB 206 Leeds University Library) ...
Gertrude Lawrence, actress, was born Gertrud Alexandra Dagnar Lawrence Klasen in London, England on July 4, 1898. She was a musical star of stage and screen. She worked frequently with producer John Golden, and with actor and writer Noel Coward. Miss Lawrence's last stage appearance was with Yul Brynner in the musical, The King and I, in 1951. Gertrude Lawrence died on September 6, 1952. From the guide to the Gertrude Lawrence collection, 1910-1952, (The New York Public Library. Bill...
Praed, Campbell, Mrs., 1851-1935
Novelist. Born in Queensland in 1851. Praed married an Englishman, Arthur Campbell Praed in 1872. They returned to England and she resumed writing, producing more than forty five books mostly about Australian life. From the description of Letters [manuscript]. 1901. (Libraries Australia). WorldCat record id: 222800046 Novelist, born and educated in Queensland where she remained until 1876 when she and her husband left for England. From the description of OM78-58/...
Barr, Amelia E., 1831-1919
American novelist. From the description of Letter to "Dear Miss Watson" [manuscript], n.d. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647804716 Journalist and author of historical fiction, Amelia Barr was the author of dozens of novels, including Remember the Alamo (1888) and The Paper Cap (1918). From the description of Letter, 1895. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 232009180 Amelia Edith Huddleston Barr was born in England and emigrated to ...
Boyle, Mary Louisa, 1810-1890
Ormerod, Eleanor, LL.D., 1828-1901.
St. John, Christopher, 1942-
Somerville, E.OE. (Edith Oenone), 1858-1949.
Mayo, Isabella Fyvie, 1843-1914
Epithet: Mrs; novelist British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000220.0x000013 Isabella (Fyvie) Mayo was a writer and law-writer who resided in England. From the description of Isabella Fyvie Mayo collection. . (University of Victoria Libraries). WorldCat record id: 651603407 ...
Jacob, Naomi Ellington, 1889-1964
Naomi Eleanor Clare Jacob (pseudonym Ellington Gray; known as Naomi Ellington Jacob), English writer and actress. From the guide to the Naomi Jacob manuscript material : 8 items, 1956-1963, (The New York Public Library. Carl H. Pforzheimer Collection of Shelley and His Circle.) English author, teacher, and actress. From the description of Naomi Jacob collection, [192-]-1963. (Boston University). WorldCat record id: 70968757 ...
Fraser, Hugh, Mrs., 1851-1922
Markham, Violet R. (Violet Rosa)
LeBreton, Anna Letitia Aikin, 1808-1885.
Courtney, Janet E.
Harper, Allanah, 1904-
Allanah Harper was an English writer and editor, and a friend of writers and artists. She spent much of her life abroad, primarily in the south of France, with a brief interlude in the United States. From the description of Allanah Harper Papers, 1931-1993. (Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center (HRC); University of Texas at Austin). WorldCat record id: 122492308 Allanah Harper was born in Brighton, England on the 6th of November, 1904. Her father was a highly...
Frankau, Pamela, 1908-1967
Epithet: novelist British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000207.0x0002da English author and novelist. The daughter of Gilbert Frankau, the English popular novelist, and Dorothea Drummond Black, Frankau was educated in Sussex; of Jewish descent, both Pamela and her father converted to Roman Catholicism in 1942. She wrote more than thirty novels, several dozen articles, and short stories. Her mo...
Ffoulkes, Maude M. C.
Epithet: née Strachey wife of S Bussy British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000001026.0x00023d ...
Swanwick, Helena M. (Helena Maria), 1864-1939
Helena Maria Sickert, b. 1864, in Munich, Germany, of an English mother and Danish father; family moved to England when Helena was four years old; educated at Girton College, Cambridge; married Frederick Tertius Swanwick in 1888; author, journalist, and lecturer involved in peace activism, feminism, and social justice; chair of the British Section of the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom, 1915?-1922; British delegate to the League of Nations, 1924-193?; d. Maidenhead, England, 1...
Meredith, Anne, 1899-1973
Dalglish, Doris N., b. 1894.
Brooke, Margaret, Lady, 1849-....
Terry, Ellen, Dame, 1847-1928
British actress. From the description of Dame Ellen Terry correspondence and calling card, 1896. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70980587 Epithet: actress British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000208.0x000002 Dame Ellen Terry was a 19th century British actress, who for many years performed opposite Henry Irving at the Lyceum Theatre, London. She was made a Dame Grand Cross in 1925. Fro...
Soldene, Emily, 1844?-1912.
Fletcher, Eliza Dawson, b. 1770.
Aria, Mrs. (Eliza Davis), 1866-1931
Jersey, Margaret Elizabeth Leigh Child-Villiers, Countess of, 1849-1945
Phillips, Margaret Mann
Hamilton, Mary Agnes, 1884-1966
Epithet: head of the American Information Department Foreign Office British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000001186.0x0002b9 Molly Hamilton was a novelist, historian, and political writer. She was born in Manchester, but brought up in Scotland. She served as Labour M.P. for Blackburn 1929-31, a governor of the BBC 1933-37, and afterwards as alderman on the London County Council. She wrote biographies of Labour Party Lea...
Eyles, Leonora, 1890-
MacManus, Emily E.P.
May, Betty, 1940-
English artist's model. From the description of Letters, to Mont[gomer]y Evans II, 1928 July 18 and November 14. (Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center (HRC); University of Texas at Austin). WorldCat record id: 86157599 ...
Wilson, Anne C. (Anne Campbell), Lady
West, Katherine Leaf, b. 1900.
Cameron, Mary, Lady
Phillips, C. P.
Smith, Eleanor Furneaux, Lady, 1902-1945.
Penn, Margaret, b. 1896.
Leigh, Margaret Mary
Dyke, Zoe Hart, Lady
Lytton, Constance, Lady, 1869-1923
Melba was born Helen Porter Mitchell. In 1882 she married Charles Nesbit Frederick Armstrong, who died in 1948. From the description of Papers concerning Mitchell and Armstrong families [manuscript]. (Libraries Australia). WorldCat record id: 225791512 Mrs Helen Porter Armstrong, soprano singer, was born in, and derived her non de plume from Melbourne. She first appeared in opera in 1887 after concentrating for many years on her piano playing and made her final appearance in...
Gielgud, Kate Terry Lewis, 1868-
Buchanan, Meriel, 1886-1959
The Buchanan family were originally from Ardenconnel in Dunbartonshire. Sir Andrew Buchanan (1807-1882) entered the diplomatic service in 1825 and spent his early career in Constantinople and Corfu. He was in St Petersburg from 1838 to 1841, when he moved to Florence, before returning to St Petersburg in 1844. In 1852 he moved to the Swiss Confederation, and in 1853 to Denmark. After service in Madrid from 1858 and subsequently in the Hague from 1860, he held postings in Prussia (18...
Keynes, Margaret Elizabeth
Christie, Agatha, 1890-1976
Epithet: author British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000787.0x000160 ...
Ham, Elizabeth, b. 1783.
Frith Panton, J.E. (Jane Ellen), 1848-1923.
Starr, Leonora, Mrs., b. 1902.
Smyth, Ethel, 1858-1944
Composer, author, and feminist. From the description of Letters, 1908-1934, bulk 1933-1934. (Washington State University). WorldCat record id: 36312849 English composer. From the description of Letters and scrapbook. 1877-1939 (bulk) [microform]. (Yale University). WorldCat record id: 702690852 From the description of Autograph letter signed, from E.M. Smyth to Mr. Kroll, Frimhurst, Farnboro Station, Hants., 1893 March 6. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 1...
Leslie, Henrietta, 1884-1946
Allen, Dorothy, 1896-1959.
Gordon Cumming, C.F. (Constance Frederica), 1837-1924
British author of travel literature. Beginning in 1875, she was governess for the family of the British governor of Fiji, Sir Arthur Hamilton Gordon. From the description of Letters : to Elizabeth, Duchess of Argyll, 1876-1878. (University of California, San Diego). WorldCat record id: 32071202 Biography British author of travel literature. Beginning in 1875, she was governess for the family of the British governor of Fij...
Smith, Dorothy Gladys, 1896-
Abdullah, Morag Murray
Fawcett, Millicent Garrett, Dame, 1847-1929
President of the National Union of Women's Suffrage Societies. From the description of Letters : London, to Laurence Housman, 1918 Jan. 18, 1928 Oct. 29, and undated. (Bryn Mawr College). WorldCat record id: 25374993 Fawcett was an author and a leader in the women's suffrage movement. From the description of ALS [19--?] April 9 : Lismus, Ireland to "Dear Sir" / M.G. Fawcett. (Haverford College Library). WorldCat record id: 28013193 Epithet: ...
Montefiore, Dora B., 1851-1927.
Ruck, Berta, 1878-1978
Panton, Jane Ellen Frith, 1848-1923.
Webb, Beatrice Potter, 1848-1943.
Davies, Celia, b. 1902.
Londonberry, Edith Helen Chaplin Vane-Tempest, Marchioness of, b. 1878.
Swan, Annie S., 1859-1943
Epithet: novelist British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000679.0x0001bc The novelist Annie Shepherd Swan was born at Mountskip, Gorebridge, Midlothain, in 1859. She was educated at the Ladies' College in Edinburgh. Her writing career began with stories for children and with contributions to The Christian leader . Other work includes Ups and downs (1878), Aldersyde (1883) the romance which established her, Carlowrie (...
Malleson, Constance, Lady, 1895-1975
Ringer, Frederica A.
Martindale, Hilda, 1875-1952
Mackworth, Margaret Haig Thomas, Viscountess Rhondda, 1883-
Fraser, Hugh, Mrs., 1851-1922
Charles, Elizabeth Rundle, 1828-1896
Lazarovich-Hrebelianovich, Eleanor Hulda Calhoun, Princess.
Asquith, Cynthia, Lady, 1887-1960
Author of biographies, novels, short stories, and plays. Compiler of anthologies of ghost stories and children's tales. Private secretary to author J.M. Barrie during World War I. From the description of Cynthia Asquith correspondence, 1927-1955. (Texas Woman's University Library). WorldCat record id: 9628027 Novelist. Compiled a number of anthologies of short stories and children's tales, and acted as private secretary to Sir James Matthew Barrie. ...
Story, J.L., b. 1828.
Macartney, Catherine, Lady, 1877-1949
Smithson, Annie M. P. (Annie Mary Patricia), 1883-1948
Kinnaird, Emily, b. 1855.
Havergal, Maria V. G. (Maria Vernon Graham), 1821-1887
MacDonald, Alice Edith, Lady, 1861-1935.
Ward, E. M. (Edward Matthew), Mrs., 1832-1924
Painter. From the description of Autograph letter signed : [London], to Mr. Bergheim, [n.d.]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270872441 From the description of Autograph letter signed : [London], to S.C. Hall, [n.d.]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270872437 ...
de Stoeckl, Agnes, Baroness, b. 1874.
Collier, Constance, 1878-1955
Nicoll, Catherine Robertson, b. 1863.
McKerlie, E. Marianne H.
Morgan, Lady, (Sydney), 1783-1859
Sydney Morgan, née Owneson, Lady Morgan, Irish-born novelist and socialite. From the guide to the Sydney Morgan, Lady Morgan manuscript material : 22 items, 1809-1858, (The New York Public Library. Carl H. Pforzheimer Collection of Shelley and His Circle.) Sydney Owenson Morgan, Irish novelist, published her first volume of verse in March 1801 and her most famous novel, The wild Irish girl, in 1806. She married surgeon Sir Thomas Charles Morgan on 20 January 1812. They moved...
Carr, J. Comyns (Joseph Comyns), 1849-1916
English dramatist; collaborator of Arthur Sullivan. From the description of Autograph letter signed : 18 Eldon Road, Kensington, [London], to Mary Frances Ronalds, [1900 Nov.]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270125578 British critic and dramatist. From the description of Autograph letter signed : [London], to Mr. Eller, [n.d.]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270133457 Epithet: writer of plays British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue...
Brown, Beatrice Curtis
Anderson, Mary, 1859-1940
Shakespearean actress. From the description of Mary Anderson : miscellaneous papers, 1898-1936 bulk (1898-1904). (Filson Historical Society, The). WorldCat record id: 46719324 British actress. From the description of Letters : Broadway, [England], to Laurence Housman, 1902 Apr. 5 and 1934 July 17. (Bryn Mawr College). WorldCat record id: 25311111 American stage actress. Mary Anderson is the stage name of Mary Anderson De Navarro. From the des...
Davies, Clara Novello, 1861-1943
Clift, C. Winifred Lechmere
Cusack, Mary Francis, 1829-1899
Forsyth, Jessie, 1847-1937
Alec-Tweedie, Mrs. (Ethel), -1940
Blackwell, Elizabeth, 1821-1910
Dr. Elizabeth Blackwell was born in Bristol, England, in 1821 to a politically outspoken father committed to fairness among his male and female children. In 1832, Samuel Blackwell moved his family to the United States in part for financial reasons but also to participate in the abolitionist movement. Two of his daughters would grow up to continue this fight against slavery and to work towards women's rights, specifically in the area of women in medicine. After years of struggling to be taken ...
Churchill, Randolph Spencer, Lady, 1854-1921
Lehmann, Rosamund, 1901-
Kirby, Georgiana Bruce, 1818-1887
Originally from Bristol, England, Kirby re-located in Santa Cruz to join Eliza Farnham, with whom she worked as an assistant warden at Sing Sing Women's Prison. Her book, Years of experience (1886), describes her life before Santa Cruz. From the description of Georgiana Kirby diary : typed transcript, [undated]. (California Historical Society). WorldCat record id: 122558991 ...
Sackville-West, V. (Victoria), 1892-1962
Victoria Sackville-West (1892-1962), English poet, novelist, and author of books on gardening, known for her association with the Bloomsbury group and the gardens she designed at Sissinghurst Castle. From the description of Passenger to Teheran, 1926. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 702191711 From the description of Victoria Sackville-West writings and commonplace book, 1910-1961. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 702184003 Vita Sackville-West was an English novelist, p...
Bacon, Gertrude, b. 1874.
Charke, Charlotte, 1713-1760
Booker, Beryl Lee, b. 1887.
Peel, C. S., Mrs.
Davies, C. Stella, b. 1895.
Mackesy, Leonora Dorothy Rivers, b. 1902.
Ashford, Mary Ann, b. 1787.
Serrell, Alys F.
Mordaunt, Elinor, 1877?-1942
Butler, Elizabeth, Lady, 1846-1933
Jopling, Louise, 1843-1933
English painter. From the description of Letters, 1890, 1894. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 81728193 From the description of Autograph letter signed : London, to W. A. Turner, [no year] Jul. 12. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270488052 ...
Rennie, Jean, 1906-
Margaret, Ranee of Sarawak, b. 1849.
Homewood, Isabel Georgina.
Fry, Caroline, 1787-1846
Byrne, M. St. Clare (Muriel St. Clare), 1895-
Menzies, Amy Charlotte Bewicke.
Parrish, Maud, b. 1878.
Jukes, Harriet Maria, 1817-1854
Chorley, Katherine, b. 1897.
Murray, Amelia M. (Amelia Mathilda), 1795-1884.
Lee, Jennie, 1904-....
Epithet: politician Title: Baroness Lee of Asheridge British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000472.0x00012f ...
Fletcher, Margaret, b. 1862.
Rhondda, Margaret Haig (Thomas) Mackworth, Viscountess, 1883-1958.
Ring, Elizabeth, b. 1912.
Barrington, Charlotte, 1855-1935.
Langtry, Lillie, 1853-1929
English actress. From the description of Autograph letter signed : the Prince's theatre, Monday. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270597323 Lillie Langtry (1853-1929), an English actress, organized her own company and toured in Europe and the U.S. From the description of Lillie Langtry letters, ca. 1882-1901. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122517528 From the guide to the Lillie Langtry letters to Clement Scott, ca. 1882-1901, (The New York Public Library. ...
Gwynne-Vaughan, Helen, Dame, b. 1877.
Henderson, Kathleen C.T.
Lumsden, Louisa Innes
Steel, Flora Annie Webster, 1847-1929
English novelist. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Bromsgrove, to Isabel, [n.d.]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270670067 Flora Annie Steel (1847-1929) was a British novelist and short story writer. Although she received very little formal education, she was allowed free run of her parents' library and was known for her strong personality and boundless energy. She married government official Henry Steel in 1867 at the age of twenty, and they left for India ...
Churchill, Randolph Spencer, Lady, 1854-1921
Howitt, Mary Botham, 1799-1888
Mary Howitt, née Botham, English writer and translator. From the description of Mary Howitt manuscript material : 2 items, ca. 1828? (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 430350254 Writer of children's stories and other works, who often wrote with her husband, William Howitt. From the description of Letters, 1835-1854. (University of Iowa Libraries). WorldCat record id: 122295254 English author. From the description of Papers, 1832-...
Simon, Rachel, Lady, b. 1824.
Brown, Hildegarde Gordon.
Beckwith, Muriel, Lady, b. 1884.
Thirkell, Angela, 1890-1961
Angela Mackail Thirkell, English novelist. From the description of Angela Mackail Thirkell collection, 1947-1960. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 78159902 From the description of Angela Mackail Thirkell collection, 1944-2003. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 702152152 Author. From the description of Note [manuscript]. 1957. (Libraries Australia). WorldCat record id: 225829742 ...
Peel, Georgiana Russell, Lady, b. 1836.
Ravenhill, Alice, 1859-1954
Born in England, Alice Ravenhill educated herself in the subjects of public health, home economics and child care. She held many positions, including Secretary of the Royal British Nurses' Association (1894-1897), and university lecturer on Home Economics at the University of London, through which she helped advance social welfare in Britain. In 1910 she came to Canada where she organized womens' institutions in B.C. and helped generate interest in home economics and school hygiene. In the late ...
Orczy, Emmuska Orczy, Baroness, 1865-1947
Stephenson, Sarah, 1738-1802
Allen, Mary Sophia
Marshal, Mary Paley, b. 1850.
Radnor, Helen Matilda Chaplin, Countess of, 1846-1928.
Murray, Margaret Alice
Battersea, Lady (Constance), 1843-1931.
Hart Dyke, Zoe, Lady.
Ward, E.M., Mrs., 1832-1924.
Richardson, Mary R.
McDougall, Harriette, 1817-1866.
Stocks, Mary Danvers Brinton, 1891-
Faithfull, Lilliam M., b. 1865.
Barry, Alice F
Smith, Emma, pseud.
Gordon, Will, Mrs.
Bentwich, Helen C.
Williams, Peggy Eileen Arabella, 1909-1958.
Jones, Emily Elizabeth Constance, 1848-1922
Harrison, Jane Ellen, 1850-1928
Jane Ellen Harrison was born on 9 September 1850 in Cottingham, Yorkshire, the third daughter of Charles Harrison, timber merchant, and his wife Elizabeth Hawksley Nelson, who died of puerperal fever within a month of Jane's birth. She was educated at home by a succession of governesses until at the age of 17 she was sent to Cheltenham Ladies College to complete her education, gaining a First Class Certificate in 1869. After leaving Cheltenham in 1870, Jane Harrison returned home to her family t...
Cambridge, Ada, 1844-1926
Poet and novelist. From the description of Ada Cambridge manuscript collection. 1897-1908. (Libraries Australia). WorldCat record id: 220456238 American author. From the description of Tomorrow, 1900 May 12. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 54022657 ...
Butler, Josephine Elizabeth Grey, 1828-1906
Josephine Elizabeth Grey Butler (1828-1906) was a social reformer who supported the early stages of the movement for women's higher education. For fuller details of her life and work, see the Dictionary of National Biography From the guide to the Correspondence of Josephine Butler, ca. 1860-1885?, (GB 206 Leeds University Library) ...
Soskice, Juliet M.
Epithet: daughter of George, 4th Earl of Aberdeen British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000766.0x00015b ...
Diehl, Alice M. (Alice Mangold), 1844-1912
English writer. From the description of Autograph letter signed, dated : Redhill, to Mrs. [Joseph] Bennett, 1899 Sept. 8. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270565835 ...
Brittain, Vera, 1893-1970
Vera Brittain was a British author, journalist, and lecturer. Her memoir, Testament of youth, has been hailed as a touchstone of the WWI generation. Brittain was a dedicated feminist and pacifist, active in Britain and the United States before World War II. From the description of Vera Brittain letter to Amy Loveman, 1937 Nov. 3. (Pennsylvania State University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 52605430 ...
Ashwell, Lena, 1872-1957
Epithet: OBE, actress and director British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000001149.0x00028c ...
Pakenham, Mary, Lady, b. 1907.
Lehmann, Liza, 1862-1918
English singer and composer whose full name was Elisabetha Nina Mary Frederica (Lehmann) Bedford. From the description of Letter [n.d.] 28 Abercorn Place, N.W. [London] to Miss Klickman [n.p.] (University of Michigan). WorldCat record id: 34370436 From the description of Letter [n.d.] Wimbledon [Surrey, England] to [M.S.] Mackinlay[!] [London?] (University of Michigan). WorldCat record id: 34370434 From the description of Letter [n.d.] Portman Mansions, W. [London] ...
Cobbe, Frances Power, 1822-1904
English journalist and reformer. From the description of Autograph letter signed : London, to W.A. Knight, [n.d.]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270899208 Frances Power Cobbe, English philanthropist, social worker, and religious author, advocate of women's rights, education for poor and neglected children, and anti-vivisectionist. From the description of Correspondence to France Power Cobbe, 1855-1904. (Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens...
Haldane, Elizabeth Sanderson, 1862-1937
Knight, Laura, | Dame, 1877-1970
Hunt, Agnes Gwendoline, Dame, 1867-1948
Evans, Joan, 1893-1977
British writer on history and art history. From the description of Letters : to Miss [Evelyn M.] Hatch, 1925 July 21 and . (Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center (HRC); University of Texas at Austin). WorldCat record id: 122494201 ...
Echlin, Elizabeth G. (Elizabeth Gladys)
Christie, Agatha, 1890-1976
Epithet: author British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000787.0x000160 ...
Evans, Margiad, 1909-1958
James, Norah C.
Hughes, Alice M. (Alice Mary), 1919-
Walker, Bettina, d. 1893.
Johnson, Amy Jo
Keynes, Florence Ada, 1861-
Garrett, Eileen J. (Eileen Jeanette), 1893-1970
Medium. From the description of Seance records, 1929-1932. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 155485763 Trance medium. From the description of Correspondence with Margaret Naumburg, 1933-1938. (University of Pennsylvania Library). WorldCat record id: 63585665 ...
Hamnett, Nina, 1890-1956
English author and artist associated with the Bloomsbury Group. From the description of Nina Hamnett letter, undated. (Washington State University). WorldCat record id: 68194765 English author and artist associated with Bloomsbury Group. From the description of Nina Hamnett papers, 1900-1953. (Washington State University). WorldCat record id: 29853049 Nina Hamnett was born February 14, 1890 in Tenby, South Wales. She attended the Royal Schoo...
Bentham-Edwards, Mathilda, 1836-1919.
Barlow, Amy, b. 1893?.
De Wolfe, Elsie,, 1865-1950.
Actress, decorator, hostess; author of "The house in good taste." From the description of Elsie DeWolfe letter to Miss Monroe [manuscript], 1892- (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 407796951 ...
Vigers, Edith M.
Hewitt, Kathleen, 1893-
Eames, Emma, 1865-1952
American soprano. From the description of 7 photographs of Emma Eames, n.d. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122500329 From the description of Emma Eames autographs, 1893 Oct. 20. (Cornell University Library). WorldCat record id: 639465193 From the description of Autograph letter signed Emma Eames Gogorza, dated : New York, 9 December 1928, to Mrs. [Harry Harkness] Flagler, 1928 Dec. 9. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270566097 From the description of Autograp...
Lodge, Eleanor Constance, 1869-1936
Hirst, Alice Ellen.
Garnett, Angelica, b. 1918.
Hughes, M. V. (Mary Vivian), 1866-1956
Epithet: afterwards Cuthbert art critic and author, 2nd wife of David Cuthbert British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000001186.0x000372 ...
Malleson, Lucy Beatrice, 1899-1973
Bentinck, Norah, Lady.
Luck, Lucy, b. 1848.
Becker, Augusta, 1830-1909.
Conyers, Dorothea, 1873-
Biography Dorothea Conyers was born in Fedamore, Co. Limerick as Dorothea Spaight Blood-Smyth (1873-1949). She married her first husband, Charles Conyers, an army officer who was killed in action, in 1892. In 1917, John Joseph White became her second husband. Dorothea Conyers is known for her humorous and lively stories of Irish sport. Some of her well-known works consist of her first book, The Thorn Bit (1900), Lady Elverton's Emeralds (1909...
Delisle, Françoise Roussel
Tynan, Katharine, 1861-1931
Katharine Tynan was an Irish-born writer known mainly for her novels and poetry. After her marriage to Henry Albert Hinkson, a barrister, she usually wrote under her married name. From the description of Shamrock song : poem, 1939. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 754864457 Katharine Tynan Hinkson was born at Whitehall, Clondalkin County, Dublin in 1861. She made an early reputation with two poetry collections, Louise de la Valliere and Other Poems (London, Kegan Paul & Co...
Gonne, Maud, 1866-1953
Maud Gonne (1866-1953), Irish nationalist, author, and actress; loved by Yeats and heroine of many of his poems and plays. From the description of Maud Gonne collection, [ca. 1870-1978], (bulk 1901-1902; 1973-1974). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 173863182 Irish nationalist. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Dublin, to Stephen Gwynn, 1919 Dec. 18. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270878691 From the description of Autograph letter signed : P...
Woolf, Virginia, 1882-1941
Virginia Woolf (b. January 25, 1882, London, England–d. March 28, 1941, Ouse, River, Englnad) was a noted novelist and is now viewed as a pioneer of feminist literature. She was a member of the Bloomsbury Group, comprised of English artists, philosophers, and writers in the early twentieth century. She was also a co-founder and operator (along with husband Leonard Woolf) of Hogarth Press. Though she received little formal education, her father, a writer and editor with strong ...
Pitt, Frances, b. 1888.