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Drawings of Norman O'Neill by Aubrey Beardsley

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MS. 16112
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Imaginary sketches of Norman O'Neill by Aubrey Beardsley with captions by Count Eric Stenbock, sent to O'Neill while stuying in Frankfurt, circa 1893, comprising:

  1. (fol. 1) 'N. begs from Mayor permission to play golf' and 'N. the Masher'
  2. (fol. 2) 'The English flower in the German Conservatory'
  3. (fol. 3) original caption


  • Creation: c.1893


3 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • English

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. 16112, fol. 1].

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MS. 16112

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 16112


Drawings of Norman O'Neill by Aubrey Beardsley.

Biographical / Historical

Aubrey Beardsley (1872-1898) was an illustrator and author. See the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.

Norman O'Neill (1875-1934) was a composer and conductor who specialised in music for the theatre. He studied in London, 1890-1893, and in Frankfurt at the Hoch Conservatory, 1893-1897.

Count Eric Stenbock (1860-1895) was a poet and short-story writer, and friend of many writers and artists in late-19th century London. See the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated by Katherine Jessel, granddaughter of Norman O'Neill, in 2019.

Related Materials

Bodleian: MS. Autogr. b. 9, p. 1310 letter to John Lane, photograph and press cutting, n.d.; MS. Walpole a. 1 posters, cards and other designs by Aubrey Beardsley, letter from Beardsley to John Lane, 1897, and letters about Beardsley's work, 1912-1928.


  • Stenbock, Yeats and the Nineties; with an hitherto unpublished essay on Stenbock John Adlard (1969)
  • Norman O'Neill, a life of music Derek Hudson (1945)
Catalogue of the Drawings of Norman O'Neill by Aubrey Beardsley
Finding aid prepared by Lucy McCann
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Repository Details

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Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom