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Radclyffe Hall and Una Troubridge - papers and research material series [textual record]. 

Series consists of



Place of creation

No place, unknown, or undetermined

1.28 m of textual records.

Scope and content

Series consists of papers of the English author Radclyffe Hall and her companion Una Troubridge, and material relating to Lovat Dickson's biography of Radclyffe Hall. Included are Una Troubridge's diaries, 1913-1933 (vols. 1-3 or microfilm H-1196 to H-1197; Una Troubridge's manuscripts, [c. 1962] (vol. 3 or microfilm H-1197); Correspondence received by Una Troubridge and Radclyffe Hall, 1872-1944 (vol. 4 or microfilm H-1197 to H-1198); Subject files, 1914-1955 (vol. 5 or microfilm H-1198); Radclyffe Hall's manuscripts and publications, n.d., 1907-1968 (vol. 5 or microfilm H-1198); Dickson's research files, 1872-1973 (vols. 5-6 or microfilm H-1198 to H-1199); and a series of additional material, n.d., 1915, 1970-1977 (vol. 7 or microfilm H-1199). The diaries were kept daily by Una Troubridge. The 1919 diary contains some entries by Radclyffe Hall. The diaries of 1913-1914 document a period before Una Troubridge met Radclyffe Hall and include references to her husband, Admiral Sir Ernest Troubridge, and daughter, Andrea, as well as references to Nijinsky, the Russian ballet dancer, 1913, and to her husband's court martial, 1914. Much of the 1914 diary is written in Italian. The diaries of 1917-1933 record Una Troubridge's life with Radclyffe Hall, with references to domestic affairs, their health, families, travels, psychic research, social engagements, Radclyffe Hall's writings, court cases, and other writers such as Colette, Noel Coward, Rebecca West, Alec Waugh and Hugh Walpole. The correspondence received by Una Troubridge and Radclyffe Hall includes files of letters from Romaine Brooks, Dr. Crichton Miller, Havelock Ellis, Admiral Lord Fisher, Adeline Genée, Evguenia Souline, Fred Terry. Phyllis Neilson-Terry, and W.B. Yeats. Radclyffe Hall's general correspondence includes letters from Mignon Nevada, Dame Ethel Smythe, W.B. Maxwell, Violet Hunt and J.L. Garvin; Una Troubridge's general correspondence includes letters from Natalie Barney, Charles Sims, Augustus John, Eugene Goossens, Edward Poynter, G.F. Watts, Thomas Brock, Minnie Stevens, Dame Ethel Smythe, Ida Wylie, John Galsworthy, Alec Waugh, J.L. Garvin, W.B. Maxwell, Storm Jameson, Sir Henry Wood and Thomas Mann. Lovat Dickson's research material includes correspondence with Morris Ernst, Alec Waugh, Harold Rubenstein, and others. Also included are typescript essays by Jane Rule and Vera Brittain.

Textual records
Microfilm reel H-1199
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Textual records
Microfilm reel H-1196
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Textual records
Microfilm reel H-1197
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Textual records
Microfilm reel H-1198
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Textual records
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from 1 to 7
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Archival reference no.
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Additional information

Availability of other formats note
Reels H-1196 to H-1199.