Woodson Research Center, Rice University

Guide to the Mary Webb letter, ca. 1914 MS 162



creator aut Webb, Mary
Title: Mary Webb letter
Dates: undated, possibly circa 1914
Abstract: This collection contains a letter by Mary Webb, an English author, to Geoffrey Dearmer. The letter, thanking Dr. Dearmer for his advice regarding publishers and some of her writings, also gives a description of her cottage in Hampstead.
Identification: MS 162
Quantity: 0.1 Linear Feet(1 letter)
Language: English
Repository: Woodson Research Center, Rice University, Houston, Texas

Biographical / Historical

Mary Webb (1881-1927) was an English Romanic novelist who authored novels including The Golden Arrow (1916) and Precious Bane (1924). Most of her works were set in the Shropshire countryside where she grew up, and many of her characters were based on people that she knew there. However, her novels did not achieve much literary success with the general public until after her death.


Scope and Contents

This collection contains a letter by Mary Webb, an English author, to Geoffrey Dearmer. The letter, thanking Dr. Dearmer for his advice regarding publishers and some of her writings, also gives a description of her cottage in Hampstead. The letter is dated March 29, but no year is given.


Restrictions

Conditions Governing Access

This material is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Permission to publish material from the Mary Webb Letter must be obtained from the Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library.


Index Terms

English literature -- 20th century
letters (correspondence)

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Mary Webb Letter, no date, MS 162 Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University

Immediate Source of Acquisition

This collection was purchased in 1964.


Detailed Description of the Collection

Series I: Mary Webb letter no date
0 Linear Feet

Folder
1 Mary Webb letter