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Finding Aid for the Marie Corelli Papers, ca. 1880-1930
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Biography
  • Scope and Content
  • Organization and Arrangement
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Marie Corelli Papers,
    Date (inclusive): ca. 1880-1930
    Collection number: 748
    Creator: Corelli, Marie, 1855-1924
    Extent: 2 boxes (1 linear ft.)
    Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Department of Special Collections.
    Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
    Abstract: Marie Corelli was the pen name of Mary MacKay (1855-1924). She was the best selling author of her time, writing 27 novels, several collections of short stories, a book of verse, and a number of essays. The collection consists of correspondence, literary manuscripts, and a scrapbook containing clippings and ephemera.
    Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information

    Restrictions on Use and Reproduction

    Property rights to the physical object belong to the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections. Literary rights, including copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The UC Regents do not hold the copyright.

    Restrictions on Access

    COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Advance notice required for access.

    Additional Physical Form Available

    A copy of the original version of this online finding aid is available at the UCLA Department of Special Collections for in-house consultation and may be obtained for a fee. Please contact:
    • Public Services Division
    • UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections
    • Room A1713, Charles E. Young Research Library
    • Box 951575
    • Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575
    • Telephone: 310/825-4988 (10:00 a.m. - 4:45 p.m., Pacific Time)
    • Email: spec-coll@library.ucla.edu

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Marie Corelli Papers (Collection 748). Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles.

    Biography

    Marie Corelli was the pen name of Mary MacKay, born May 1, 1855 in Bayswater, London, England; she was the best selling author of her time, writing 27 novels, several collections of short stories, a book of verse, and a number of essays; most popular works include The Sorrows of Satan, or, The Strange Experiences of One Geoffrey Tempest, Millionaire: A Romance (1895), Thelma: A Society Novel (1887), and Barabbas: A Dream of the World's Tragedy (1893); died April 21, 1924.

    Scope and Content

    Collection consists of correspondence, literary manuscripts, and a scrapbook of Marie Corelli. The scrapbook contains clippings and ephemera. Correspondents include Sir Edwin Arnold, Bertha Vyver, the Dickens Fellowship, Rider Haggard, Richard Bentley publishing firm, Herbert Halliwell Hobbes, Coulson Kernahan, Otto Kyllmann, Field and Tuer publishing firm, Andrew White Tuer, and Frederic Henry Fisher.

    Organization and Arrangement

    Arranged in the following series:
    1. Scrapbook.
    2. Letters from various persons to John Cuming Walters.
    3. Marie Corelli letters to various persons.
    4. Corelli literary manuscripts.
    5. Letters from Bertha Vyver to various persons.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    Corelli, Marie, 1855-1924--Archives.
    Women authors, English--Archival resources.
    Vyver, Bertha.