Papers of Evelyn Sharp

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      GB 161 MSS. Eng. misc. b. 102, c. 499, d. 667-73, e. 630-41, f. 403-11, g. 76; Eng. lett. c. 269, c. 277-9, d. 276-80
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Scope and Content

Papers of Evelyn Sharp, consisting of:  

  • Letters to Evelyn Sharp, with some copies of her replies, 1888-1955
  • Letters to Evelyn Sharp on the death of her husband, 1941-2
  • Diaries of Evelyn Sharp, 1920-37, 1942-7
  • Exercise books containing lectures on London and Gothic architecture in England, 1897
  • Exercise books and notebooks containing anecdotes, quotations and notes on social, political and economic subjects, 1909; newspaper cuttings and notes, 1907-8; speeches, 1914-42; and lists of stories and articles for children
  • Drafts of a novel, short stories, verse and plays
  • Miscellaneous papers, 1845-1946, including printed papers
  • Photographs of Germany, 1920; Ireland, 1920-1; Russia, 1922; and the Sharp family, 19th century
  • Letters from John Masefield to H.W. Nevinson and Evelyn Sharp, 1910-41
  • Miscellaneous letters to H.W. Nevinson, 1891-1941

Administrative / Biographical History

Evelyn Sharp (1869-1955) was an author, journalist and suffragette. Her husband was Henry Wood Nevinson (1856-1941), essayist, philanthropist and journalist. Details are given in the Dictionary of National Biography.

Access Information

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Acquisition Information

The papers were bequeathed to the Library by Joan A. Sharp in 1969.


Collection level description created by Emily Tarrant, Department of Special Collections and Western Manuscripts.

Other Finding Aids

M. Clapinson and T.D. Rogers, Summary Catalogue of Post-Medieval Western Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library Oxford. Acquisitions 1916-1975. (Oxford, 1991), vol. I, nos. 42901-40.

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