Literary papers of Katharine Morris, writer and social worker, undated,c.1990

Scope and Content

The collection comprises undated, unannotated and unpublished typescript manuscripts by KatharineMorris of:

  • A novel, 'When all the trees were green' (MS 585/1).
  • A short story, 'In celebration of Christine' (MS 585/2).
  • Reminiscences, 'In memory of Tony Murphy' (MS 585/3).
  • Collection of poems, 'The Pendant World and other poems' (MS 585/4).
  • Diary entries, 'Some notes written during The Battle of Britain in 1940' (MS 585/5).

Administrative / Biographical History

Katharine Morris was born in Nottingham in 1910 to wealthy lace factory owner, Robert Morris. Thefamily moved to Bleasby, Nottinghamshire when Katharine was eight where she was educated at home andbegan to develop her interest in writing. She became an auxiliary nurse at the outbreak of thesecond world war and joined the Women's Auxiliary Air Force. After the war, she travelled toHamburg, Germany to help destitute families and then returned to London where she became a socialworker. Katharine Morris retired to Bleasby in 1974 where she continued to assist at the primaryschool. She died in 1999.

Her published works were, Country Dance (Hodder and Stoughton; London, 1951), TheVixen's Club (Macmillan; London, 1955), The House by the Water (Macmillan; London, 1957),and The Long Meadow (Macmillan; London, 1958).


The collection has been arranged by title.

Access Information

ACCESS: Accessible to all registered readers.

REPROGRAPHIC: Reprographic copies can be supplied for educational use and private study purposesonly, depending on access status and the condition of the documents.

Conditions Governing Use

COPYRIGHT: Permission to make published use of any material from this collection must be soughtin advance in writing from the Keeper of the Department of Manuscripts and Special Collections(email TheDepartment will try to assist in identifying copyright owners but this can be difficult and theresponsibility for copyright clearance before publication ultimately rests with the person wishingto publish.

Custodial History

The collection was acquired by The University of Nottingham's Department of Manuscripts andSpecial Collections in three separate accessions between August 1990 and March 1993.