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Archive of Evelyn Sharp


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Papers of Evelyn Sharp, consisting of:

  1. Letters to Evelyn Sharp, with some copies of her replies, 1888-1955
  2. Letters to Evelyn Sharp on the death of her husband, 1941-1942
  3. Diaries of Evelyn Sharp, 1920-1937, 1942-1947
  4. Exercise books containing lectures on London and Gothic architecture in England, 1897
  5. 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
  6. Drafts of a novel, short stories, verse and plays
  7. Miscellaneous papers, 1845-1946, including printed papers
  8. Photographs of Germany, 1920; Ireland, 1920-1921; Russia, 1922; and the Sharp family, 19th century
  9. Letters from John Masefield to H.W. Nevinson and Evelyn Sharp, 1910-1941
  10. Miscellaneous letters to H.W. Nevinson, 1891-1941


  • Creation: 1845-1955


2.31 Linear metres (39 Boxes)

Language of Materials

  • English

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MSS. Eng. misc. b. 102, fols. 1-2].

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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


Archive of Evelyn Sharp

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.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The papers were bequeathed to the Library by Joan A. Sharp in 1969.

Catalogue of the archive of Evelyn Sharp
Collection Level Description by Emily Tarrant; EAD version 2019 by Alice Whichelow
EAD version 2019
Language of description
Script of description

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom