Papers of Evelyn Sharp
Papers of Evelyn Sharp, consisting of:
- Letters to Evelyn Sharp, with some copies of her replies, 1888-1955
- Letters to Evelyn Sharp on the death of her husband, 1941-1942
- Diaries of Evelyn Sharp, 1920-1937, 1942-1947
- Exercise books containing lectures on London and Gothic architecture in England, 1897
- Exercise books and notebooks containing anecdotes, quotations and notes on social, political and economic subjects, 1909; newspaper cuttings and notes, 1907-1908; speeches, 1914-1942; and lists of stories and articles for children
- Drafts of a novel, short stories, verse and plays
- Miscellaneous papers, 1845-1946, including printed papers
- Photographs of Germany, 1920; Ireland, 1920-1921; Russia, 1922; and the Sharp family, 19th century
- Letters from John Masefield to H.W. Nevinson and Evelyn Sharp, 1910-1941
- Miscellaneous letters to H.W. Nevinson, 1891-1941
Language of Materials
Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MSS. Eng. misc. b. 102].
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Full range of shelfmarks:
MSS. Eng. misc. b. 102, c. 499, d. 667-673, e. 630-641, f. 403-411, g. 76; Eng. lett. c. 269, c. 277-279, d. 276-280
Collection ID (for staff)
CMD ID 13857
Biographical / Historical
Evelyn Sharp (1869-1955) was an author, journalist and suffragette. Her husband was Henry Wood Nevinson (1856-1941), essayist, philanthropist and journalist. Details are given in the Dictionary of National Biography.
Other Finding Aids
M. Clapinson and T.D. Rogers, Summary Catalogue of Post-Medieval Western Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library Oxford. Acquisitions 1916-1975. (Oxford, 1991), vol. I, nos. 42901-40.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
The papers were bequeathed to the Library by Joan A. Sharp in 1969.
- Papers of Evelyn Sharp
- Emily Tarrant
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