A Guide to the Victorian British Women Authors Autograph Letters 1873-1900 Victorian British Women Authors Autograph Letters, 1873-1900 11028

A Guide to the Victorian British Women Authors Autograph Letters 1873-1900

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Accession Number 11028


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Victorian British Women Authors Autograph Letters 1873-1900
Physical Characteristics
There are 4 items in this collection.

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Victorian British Women Authors Autograph Letters, 1873-1900, Accession #11028, Special Collections Dept., University of Virginia Library, Charlottesville, Va.

Acquisition Information

These items were purchased by the Library from Bernard Quaritch Ltd, London, Great Britain, on January 14, 1992.

Scope and Content Information

This collection consists of four autograph letters, 1873-1900, of the Victorian women authors Charlotte Cowan Riddell (1832-1906), Anne Manning (1807-1879), Rosa Nouchette Carey (1840-1909) and Mathilde Blind (1841-1896).

Charlotte Riddell, whose writing was important in the development of the ghost story as a genre, writes from London, March 28, 1884, to J.E. Bowen, that although she has no short stories ready at present she will send him the first suitable one as soon as it is finished.

Anne Manning, "The Authoress of Mary Powell," and other historical novels written in the form of diaries or letters concerning domestic life and religion, from Surrey, December 23, 1873, sends to Mrs. Edith Malleson a Christmas present of a complete set of her Illusions Dispelledfor the Malleson family. Illusions Dispelledwas a serial story published in Dr. Whittemore's magazine Golden Hours. Her full signature as "Anne Manning" in this letter is unusual as she always preferred to refer to herself as "the authoress of Mary Powell".

The note from Rosa Carey, East Putney, June 5, 1900, to a female admirer of her novels answers her request for an autograph and expresses appreciation of her kind letter. An autograph postcard from Mathilde Blind, May 10, 1886, at a villa near Nice, France, to Alexander Ireland, Cheshire, regrets that she cannot use the material that he sent her for her book of poetry The Heather on Firesince it has been completely in print for a week and remarks that she would like to see his list of the hundred best books which included two of her own.