Ethel W. Baker Collection

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

The collection consists mostly of poetry and prose of Ethel Winifred Baker - for the most part, this is undated manuscript poetry, although there are also short stories, plays, novels, and a talk given at the Folk House, Bristol. There is also a small amount of correspondence with her publishers.

Administrative / Biographical History

Ethel Winifred Baker lived in Bristol, attended Clifton High School, and remained active in the Old Girls' Society. She wrote plays, novels, and poetry, including "Dowry Square" (1936), "Rose of the Spirit: Unison Song" (1931), and "Penelope", (1939). Ethel Baker died in Bristol in February 1941, and was buried at St. Andrews' Church, Clifton - now Church Walk.

Conditions Governing Access

Accessible to all bona fide readers.

Acquisition Information

Given to the University of Bristol in 1968.

Note

Compiled by Martin Hall, Assistant Archivist, University of Bristol Information Services - Special Collections.

Other Finding Aids

Extensive typescript catalogue available at University of Bristol Information Services - Special Collections.

Conditions Governing Use

Permission to copy material must be obtained from the University of Bristol Information Services - Special Collections.

Additional Information

See also DM 384 - papers of James Baker, held at the University of Bristol Information Services - Special Collections. These papers consist of correspondence of James Baker (father of E.W. Baker) with notable persons of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.

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