Letters of Mary Elizabeth Hawker (d. 1908)

Scope and Content

The material is composed of: a letter to Field talking of diets and a visit to Eastbourne and to a house 'where they make a point of diets'; and, a letter requesting help for a 'sister scribbler' and for lodgings.

Administrative / Biographical History

The writer Mary Elizabeth Hawker was educated at home and in France. Hawker wrote under the pseudonym Lanoe Falconer. Her work includes Mademoiselle Ixe (1890), The Hotel d'Angleterre (1891), Cecilia de Noel (1891), Shoulder to shoulder (1891), and Old Hampshire vignettes (1907). She had lived in Whitchurch, Hants., England. Mary Elizabeth Hawker died on 16 June 1908.

Access Information

Generally open for consultation to bona fide researchers, but please contact repository for details in advance.

Acquisition Information

Among miscellaneous letters of Scottish interest, purchased Ed. Hall, October 1975, Accession no. E75.50.


The biographical/administrative history was compiled using the following material: (1) Who was who - 1897-1916. London: A. and C. Black, 1920.

Compiled by Graeme D Eddie, Edinburgh University Library, Special Collections Division.

Other Finding Aids

Important finding aids generally are: the alphabetical Index to Manuscripts held at Edinburgh University Library, Special Collections and Archives, consisting of typed slips in sheaf binders and to which additions were made until 1987; and the Index to Accessions Since 1987.


Check the local Indexes for details of any additions.