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Somerville, E. Œ. (Edith Œnone), 1858-1949.

E. Œ. (Edith Œnone) Somerville letters

1921–1942


Descriptive Summary

Identification: MSS 099, F229


Creator: Somerville, E. Œ. (Edith Œnone), 1858-1949.


Title: E. Œ. (Edith Œnone) Somerville letters


Inclusive Dates: 1921–1942


Extent: 4 items (5 pp. with photograph and envelope)


Abstract: E. Œ. (Edith Œnone) Somerville letters to various individuals.


Language: Materials entirely in English.



Citation

MSS 099, F229, E. Œ. (Edith Œnone) Somerville letters, Special Collections, University of Delaware Library, Newark, Delaware.

Shelving Summary

Shelved in SPEC MSS 099

Location

Special Collections Department, University of Delaware Library / Newark, Delaware 19717-5267 / Phone: 302-831-2229 / Fax: 302-831-6003 / URL: http://www.lib.udel.edu/ud/spec/

Source

Purchase, 1986.

Processing

Processed and encoded by Debra Johnson, March 2007.


The collection is open for research.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

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Biographical Note

Anglo-Irish author Edith Anna Œnone Somerville (1858–1949) partnered with her cousin Violet Martin to write novels under the name “Somerville and Ross."

Sources:

"Somerville, E. OE (Edith Œnone), 1858–1949. Literature Online."http://lion.chadwyck.com (accessed March 28, 2007).


Scope and Content Note

This collection consists of three autograph letters signed by E. Œ. (Edith Œnone) Somerville along with one photograph. One letter (along with an envelope) dated November 21, 1921 is addressed to Glen Walton Blodgett. The letter includes a tipped-on signature of Somerville's recently-deceased cousin and collaborator Violet Martin. Somerville mentions that their "... names have ever appeared together ... ." Another letter to an unidentified individual is dated October 19, 1932. A third letter dated February 27, 1942 is addressed to Mr. Gore. She mentions "... repairing the damage that Hitler had inflicted on me ... ." This letter includes a photograph of a memorial to Somerville.


Selected Search Terms

Personal Names
Martin, Violet.
Topical Terms
Authors, Irish--20th century--Correspondence.
Form/Genre Terms
Letters (correspondence)
Photographs.
Occupation
Authors.

Related Materials in this Repository

This item forms part of MSS 099 Miscellaneous Literary and Historical Manuscripts.


Detailed Contents List

Letter to Glen Walton Blodgett, 21 November 1921   [Box 11 F229]

Autograph letter with envelope.

Includes a tipped-on signature of Somerville's recently-deceased cousin and collaborator Violet Martin. Somerville mentions that their "... names have ever appeared together ... ."

Letter to unidentified, 19 October 1932   [Box 11 F229]

Autograph letter.

Letter to Mr. Gore, 27 February 1942   [Box 11 F229]

Autograph letter with a photograph of a memorial to Somerville.

She mentions "... repairing the damage that Hitler had inflicted on me ... ."