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Archive of Ursula Roberts (Susan Miles)


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The collection consists mainly of typescripts of novels, articles and poems.


  • Creation: 1912-1969


1.32 Linear metres (12 boxes)

Language of Materials

  • English

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MSS. Eng. misc. a. 24].

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Full range of shelfmarks:

MSS. Eng. misc. a. 24, c. 692-693, d. 1000-1005, e. 969; Eng. poet. d. 212, e. 152

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 13827


Archive of Ursula Roberts (Susan Miles)

Biographical / Historical

Ursula Wyllie Roberts (1887-1975) was born in India and educated in Highgate and at the University of London. In 1909 she married William Roberts who became the Rector of St. George's, Bloomsbury (1917-1938). She published poetry, a novel in verse, Lettice Delmer and her husband's biography, Portrait of a Parson, all under the name 'Susan Miles' to avoid confusion with another writer called Ursula Roberts. She was also a suffragist and a supporter of women's ordination. She died in 1975.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Given to the library by Dr. C.H. Roberts in 1976.

Archive of Ursula Roberts (Susan Miles)
Collection Level Description by Emily Tarrant; EAD version 2021 by Catherine McIlwaine
EAD version 2021
Language of description
Script of description

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom