Scrapbook of letters from Ouida, with related material

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  • Reference
      GB 206 Brotherton Collection MS Misc. Letters 1 Ouida
  • Dates of Creation
      ca. 1895-1928
  • Name of Creator
  • Language of Material
  • Physical Description
      1 vol. with most leaves cut down to stubs on which letters are mounted, manuscript and press-cuttings, some with photographs. Bound with boards partly covered with a navy blue leather spine and corners, the spine being gilt-embossed with the lettering OUIDA. There is marbling on both outside boards and inside covers and endpapers.

Scope and Content

Comprises a scrapbook on Ouida, including 20 letters from her to Clement Shorter, who is usually addressed as "Dear Sir", often undated, but including letters dated 20 July 1895 to 4 September 1897, and 16 press-cuttings concerning her dated between 1907 and 1928, including obituaries on her, appreciations of her work, and 5 portrait photographs of her.

Administrative / Biographical History

Ouida, pseudonym of Maria Louisa Rame (1839-1908), the novelist. For fuller details of her life and achievements see the Dictionary of National Biography.

Access Information

Access is unrestricted.

Acquisition Information

Probably from the library of Lord Brotherton.


In English.