Diary for 1871; bound manuscript notebook, containing notes entitled 'Wars of the Roses', [n.d.], a collection of letters, 1838-1849, and French exercises [n.d.]; bound volume of reviews, cuttings, letters etc, c 1870.
Papers of Deborah Alcock
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Administrative / Biographical History
Deborah Alcock (1835-1913), novelist, was born in Ireland, the daughter of John Alcock, a clergyman of the Reformed Church of England and Ireland. A contemporary reviewer describes how, as a child, she sat on her father's knee while he regaled her with tales of Protestant persecution, so perhaps not surprisingly, her novels contain recurring themes of church history, particularly Continental Reformation and Calvinism. Her best known work was 'The Spanish Brothers' (1870), a story about Protestant martyrdom in sixteenth century Spain.
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Donated by a descendant of Deborah Alcock to the University Library (2005). Several volumes of books by Deborah Alcock were also deposited: these have been added to the Brooks Collection (as book accession 2005/9).
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Description created by Rob Ford, 15 Feb 2007.
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