University of Texas, Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center

Radclyffe Hall:

An Inventory of Her Collection at the Harry Ransom Center



Creator: Hall, Radclyffe, 1880-1943
Title: Radclyffe Hall Collection
Dates: 1806, 1919-1944, undated
Abstract: Contains works and chiefly correspondence of the English author and poet, Radclyffe Hall. The bulk of this collection consists of Hall's letters to Evguenia Souline from 1934 to 1942 during the course of their long affair. Also present is an 1806 genealogy of the Radclyffe family.
Call Number: Manuscript Collection MS-1793
Extent: 5 boxes, 1 oversize box (osb) (5.93 linear feet)
Language: English
Repository: The University of Texas at Austin, Harry Ransom Center

Restrictions

Access:

Open for research


Administrative Information

Processed by:

Apryl Voskamp and Joan Sibley, 2015

Note:

This finding aid replicates and replaces information previously available only in a card catalog. Please see the explanatory note at the end of this finding aid for information regarding the arrangement of the manuscripts as well as the abbreviations commonly used in descriptions.


Container List

Works:

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1.1 A ship is a lovely thing, great with adventure…, signed handwritten manuscript, 1 page, 1935; initialed handwritten manuscript, 1 page, 16 November 1938. Written on the signed manuscript: "From The Forgotten Island."
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1.2 The sixth beatitude, typescript, 276 pages, April-October 1935.
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1.3 The sixth beatitude, carbon typescript / author's copy with handwritten note to printer, 276 pages, April-October 1935. Handwritten list of corrections enclosed.



Letters:

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1.4 3 ALS to Caruth, Jane, 1926.
5 ALS "John" to Macy, Winifred, 1919-1930.
TccLS to The Plimpton Press, 5 February 1932.
571 ALS, TL, 28 APCS, 5 APC, 67 telegrams to Souline, Evguenia, 1934-1942:
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1.5 Undated; 1934, July-September 5
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1.6 1934, September 6-November 1
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2.1 1934, November 2-December
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2.2 1935, January-April 21
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2.3 1935, April 23-October 23
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2.4 1935, October 24-December 4
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2.5 1936, January 31-1937, August 9
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3.1 1937, August 10-1938, May
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3.2 1938, June
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3.3 1938, July-August
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3.4 1938, September-December
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4.1 1939, January-March 17
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4.2 1939, March 19-June
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4.3 1939, July-1940, April
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4.4 1940, May-1941, October 10
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4.5 1941, October 12-December
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5.1 1942, January-April
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5.2 1942, May-August
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5.3 1942, September-December



Miscellaneous:

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5.4 Cumbo, Enrico, Dr. Radiological examination of the chest of Radclyffe Hall, typed report, 1 page, 31 May 1939.
Franciscans. ALS, TLS to Hall, Radclyffe, 15 December 1934, 30 July 1937.
Grellier, Bernard. X-ray report of the leg of Radclyffe Hall, handwritten report, 1 page, 30 August 1937.
National Provincial Bank Limited. Bayswater Branch. TLS to Souline, Evguenia, 1 January 1935. Included with this: deposit slip, 1 June 1939.
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6 (osb) Radclyffe, William, 1770-1828. The genealogy of the Radclyffes of Foxdenton… extracted from the records of the College of Arms, London, by William Radclyffe, Rouge Croix Pursuivant of Arms, handwritten genealogical chart, 1806. Not described in card catalog: purchase, 1999 (R14474).
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5.4 Souline, Evguenia. ALS / copy to Hall, Radclyffe, 4 June 1939.
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5.5-6 Troubridge, Una Elena Taylor, Lady. 68 ALS, APCS to Souline, Evguenia, 1934-1942, undated.
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5.4 Visetti, Marie. 6 ALS to Caruth, Jane, 1943-1944.



Explanatory Note Concerning Manuscript Collections Cataloged in the Card Catalog

Prior to 1990 when archival cataloging procedures were adopted at the Ransom Center, all manuscript collections were described in a card catalog.

Organization of Collections:

Manuscripts for each author collection were organized into four categories:

  • Works: manuscripts by the author, arranged alphabetically by title;
  • Letters: the author's outgoing correspondence, arranged alphabetically by recipient name;
  • Recipient: the author's incoming correspondence, arranged alphabetically by the author of the letter; and
  • Miscellaneous: all other manuscripts and correspondence, arranged alphabetically by creator.

Materials that did not fit into these categories, such as art, photographs, books, and near-print materials such as newspaper clippings, were dispersed to other Ransom Center collections for cataloging and storage.

Abbreviations Used in Descriptions:

The symbols below were used in combinations. For example ALS means autograph letter signed; Tccms means typed carbon copy manuscript, etc.

  • A = autograph (i.e., handwritten)
  • T = typed
  • S = signed
  • I = initialed
  • Ms = manuscript
  • Mss = manuscripts
  • L = letter
  • FL = form letter
  • N = note
  • D = document
  • C = card
  • PC = post card
  • cc = carbon copy
  • p = page
  • pp = pages
  • l = leaf
  • ll = leaves
  • nd = no date
  • inc d = incomplete date