Inventory of the Mary Annette Russell, Countess, Papers, 1896-1941

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Inventory of the Mary Annette Russell, Countess, Papers, 1896-1941

The Huntington Library



San Marino, California

Contact Information

  • Manuscripts Department
  • The Huntington Library
  • 1151 Oxford Road
  • San Marino, California 91108
  • Phone: (626) 405-2203
  • Fax: (626) 449-5720
  • Email: lgarcia@huntington.org
  • URL: http://www.huntington.org/huntingtonlibrary.aspx?id=554
Processed by:
The Huntington Library staff
Date Completed:
1979
© 2000 The Huntington Library. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Mary Annette Russell, Countess, Papers,
Date (inclusive): 1896-1941
Creator: Elizabeth, 1866-1941
Extent: ca. 1,300 pieces
Repository: The Huntington Library
San Marino, California 91108
Language: English.

Administrative Information

Provenance

Gift of Elizabeth (von Arnim) Butterworth, May 1967

Access

Collection is open to qualified researchers by prior application through the Reader Services Department. For more information please go to following URL .

Publication Rights

In order to quote from, publish, or reproduce any of the manuscripts or visual materials, researchers must obtain formal permission from the office of the Library Director. In most instances, permission is given by the Huntington as owner of the physical property rights only, and researchers must also obtain permission from the holder of the literary rights. In some instances, the Huntington owns the literary rights, as well as the physical property rights. Researchers may contact the appropriate curator for further information.
Edward Morgan Forster: Literary rights owned by King's College, Cambridge, England.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Mary Annette Russell, Countess, Papers, The Huntington Library, San Marino, California.

Biography

Countess Russell (1866-1941), English authoress, was known better by the name "Elizabeth," after publishing her most famous novel Elizabeth and her German Garden. She was the daughter of Henry Herron Beauchamp and a cousin of Katherine Mansfield. She married Count Henning August von Arnim (d. 1910) and spent 20 years on his East Prussian estate (Nassenheide). Elizabeth returned to England and married John Francis Stanley Russell, 2nd Earl Russell in 1916. They were separated in 1919. Her friends included many writers and also the select groups which visited her estate. She travelled extensively in Europe and the United States before her death in 1941. [For further information see Leslie de Charms' Elizabeth of the German Garden, 1958; this biography was written by her daughter, Elizabeth (von Arnim) Butterworth]

Subject matter

The collection includes almost all of Elizabeth's journals between 1896-1941. These journals entail day-to-day activities, a record of visitors, and occasional reflections. There is also a typewritten copy of the journals which has many attached letters written to her family. The collection of manuscripts includes some unpublished and incomplete writings of Elizabeth. E. M. Forster's remembrance of Nassenheide and various letters and printed material were deposited later into the collection by Mrs. Butterworth while she was working on Elizabeth's biography. Elizabeth's correspondence with literary figures and friends is detailed and quite comlete in most cases, and it gives an interesting account of her life and literary work.

Container List

Box I

Manuscripts: BLIND, Mathilda. Love's Completeness: a poem. typewritten FORSTER, Edward Morgan. Nassenheide. typewritten KERR, Geoffrey. A Scenario. typewritten, 1938 RUSSELL, Mary Annette (Beauchamp), Countess RUSSELL: 21 mss.

Scope and Content Note

Account of days at the chalet at the outbreak of World War I; Account of journey around Lake Geneva; The Ananymous in Poetry; Christmas in a Bavarian Village; Correspondence between a Lady and a Gentleman; Das Abrudbrod; Der Pastor am Theetisch; Dramatisation of The Benefactress; Ellen in Germany; Essay on Women; Extracts of love letters received by Countess Russell; Fragment of lecture on Bronte's; Fragment of thoughts on Virginia Woolf's, A Room of One's Own; I travel with a dog; One Thing in Common (introduction); The Pastor's Wife (two tentative beginnings); Regurgitation, account of the pilgrimage to Nassenheide; Stray bits of a book not written; The Tea Rose, two drafts; Wie man sein Bernhard klein kriegt;
Box II

Manuscripts:

 

RUSSELL, Mary Annette (Beauchamp), Countess RUSSELL: 6 mss.

Scope and Content Note

Account of a visit to Nassenheide in 1920; Notes for dramatization of The Benefactress; Priscilla Runs Away, a play; 3 notebooks
 

TYPESCRIPT OF A COURT CASE: Earl Russell vs. Shoolbreds Limited; appearing in the High Court of Justice (King's Bench Division), July 8, 1919

 

Journals of Elizabeth for the years: 1896, 1897, 1898, 1899, 1901, 1902, 19letters 19letters 19letters 19letters 19letters 19letters part of 19letters 19letters 1920.

Box III

Journals of Elizabeth for years 1921 to 1941.

Box IV

(A & B)

Typescript of the journals of Elizabeth and also attached letters which are written to her family for the years: 1896, 1898, 1901, 1902, 1910, 1912, 1913, 1914, 1915, 1916, part of 1918, 1919 to 1932.

Box V

(A & B)

Typescript of the journals of Elizabeth and also attached letters which are written to her family for the years: 1933 to 1941.

Scope and Content Note

Printed material; reviews of Elizabeth's books, obituary notices, etc.
Box VI

Letters of RUSSELL, Mary Annette (Beauchamp), Countess RUSSELL (abbr. E.R.):

 

E.R. to Kathleen Arnold, (1914-1940)

Physical Description: 28 letters
 

E.R. to Harry Beauchamp, (1930?)

Physical Description: 1 letter
 

E.R. to Henry Herron Beauchamp, (1898-1901)

Physical Description: 7 letters
 

E.R. to Poultney Bigelow, (1916)

Physical Description: 1 letter
 

E.R. to Elizabeth (von Arnim) Butterworth, (1910-1940)

Physical Description: 30 letters
 

E.R. to Janet Eeles, (1940)

Physical Description: copies of 3 letters
 

E.R. to Alexander Stewart Frere, (1922-1927)

Physical Description: c. 235 letters
 

E.R. to Olive Guthrie, (1929-1936)

Physical Description: copies of 16 letters
 

E.R. to Leonie (Blanche), Lady Leslie, (1940)

Physical Description: copy of 1 letter
 

E.R. to Lady Constance Mary (Annesley) Malleson, (1930-1936)

Physical Description: copies of 6 letters
 

E.R. to Katherine Mansfield & John Middleton Murry, (1920-1927)

Physical Description: 42 copies of letters and autograph letters,
 

E.R. to Margery (Waterlow) Norton, (1925-1940)

Physical Description: copies of 14 letters
 

E.R. to Charity Pitts, (1940)

Physical Description: copies of 5 letters
 

E.R. to Maud Ritchie, (1920-1940)

Physical Description: copies of 86 letters
 

E.R. to Bertrand Russell, 3rd Earl Russell, (1920 & 1930)

Physical Description: copies of 2 letters
 

E.R. to Rosalie Stewart, (1932-1938)

Physical Description: 3 postcards,
 

E.R. to Sir Hugh Walpole, (1910-1937)

Physical Description: 104 letters
 

E.R. to Orlo Williams, (1921-1934)

Physical Description: copies of 7 letters
Box VII

Letters mostly to RUSSELL, Mary Annette (Beauchamp), Countess RUSSELL (abbr. E.R.):

 

ARNIM, Henning August von to Henry Herron Beauchamp, (1890-1902)

Physical Description: 8 letters
 

ARNIM, Henning August von to E.R., (1908)

Physical Description: 1 letter
 

BEAUCHAMP, Henry Herron to Henning August von Arnim, (1897-1901)

Physical Description: 2 letters
 

BEAUCHAMP, Henry Herron to E.R., (1907)

Physical Description: 2 letters
 

BEAUCHAMP, Sir Sydney to E.R., (1910-1921)

Physical Description: 2 letters
 

BIRRELL, Augustine to E.R., (1920-1928)

Physical Description: 25 letters
 

BUTTERWORTH, Elizabeth (von Arnim) to Edward Morgan Forster, (1960)

Physical Description: copies of 2 letters
 

De ROBECK, Nesta to E.R., (1935)

Physical Description: 1 letter
 

FLEMING, Peter to E.R., (1937)

Physical Description: 1 letter
 

FRERE, Alexander Stewart to E.R., (1921-1922)

Physical Description: 17 letters and 33 copies of letters
 

FORSTER, Edward Morgan to Elizabeth (von Arnim) Butterworth, (1951-1960)

Physical Description: 3 letters
 

FORSTER, Edward Morgan to Beatrix (von Arnim) Hirschberg, Baroness Hirschberg, (1959)

Physical Description: 1 letter
 

JOSCELYNE, Celena to Sir Hugh Walpole, (1941)

Physical Description: 1 letter
 

KERR, Geoffrey to E. R., (1938)

Physical Description: 1 letter
 

KEUN, Odette to E. R., (1937)

Physical Description: 2 letters
 

KIPLING, Rudyard to E. R., (1934)

Physical Description: 1 letter
 

MALLESON, Lady Constance Mary (Annesley) to E. R., (1936)

Physical Description: 2 letters
 

MANSFIELD, Katherine to E. R., (1921-1922)

Physical Description: copies of 27 letters
 

MOORE, George to E. R., (c. 1920-1930)

Physical Description: 22 letters
 

MURRY, John Middleton to E. R., (1921-1922)

Physical Description: 2 letters
 

OSBOURNE, Lloyd to E. R., (1928)

Physical Description: 1 letter
 

PAGET, Violet to E. R., (1933-1934)

Physical Description: 3 letters
 

PAGET, Violet to Ethel Mary Smyth, (1929)

Physical Description: 1 letter
 

RUSSELL, Bertrand, 3rd Earl RUSSELL to E. R., (1919-1937)

Physical Description: 1 copy of a letter and 8 autograph letters,
 

RUSSELL, John Francis Stanley, 2nd Earl RUSSELL to E. R., (1914-1918)

Physical Description: 8 letters
 

SANTAYANA, George to E. R., (1931-1937)

Physical Description: 5 letters
 

SKIDMORE, John S to Elizabeth (von Arnim) Butterworth, (1954-1956)

Physical Description: 16 letters
 

SMYTH, Ethel Mary to Violet Paget, (1929)

Physical Description: 1 letter
 

SMYTH, Ethel Mary to E. R., (1929)

Physical Description: 1 letter
 

STERN, Gladys Bronwyn? to Sir Hugh Walpole, (1941)

Physical Description: 1 letter
 

STRONG, Charles to E. R., (1935-1937)

Physical Description: 3 letters
 

WATERLOW, Sidney to E. R., (1921-1935)

Physical Description: 4 letters
 

WELLESLEY, Gerald, 7th Duke of WELLINGTON to E. R., (1936)

Physical Description: 1 letter
 

WELLS, Herbert George to E. R., (1934-1936)

Physical Description: 2 letters
 

Miscellaneous letters,

Physical Description: c. 10 letters