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Guide to the William Sharp Papers, 1869-1904 (bulk 1889-1904)
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Description
Consists of a small amount of correspondence, manuscripts, personal writings, and reviews that span a portion of William Sharp's literary career. Correspondence includes letters from Amelia Robertson Hill, concerning the bust she was making of Sharp, with notes concerning her work. Manuscripts contain excerpts, notes and fragments of Sharp's writings, some under the pen name, Fiona Macleod. Personal writings include 1893 diary of Elizabeth A. Sharp, his wife, describing travels in Africa. Reviews of Sharp's biographies of Heinrich Heine and Percy Bysse Shelley.
Background
William Sharp, born on September 12, 1885 in Paisley, Scotland to David Galbraeth and Katherine Brook Sharp, had a distinguished literary career as a Scottish poet, novelist, short story writer, biographer, essayist, and dramatist. He attended Glasgow Academy at an early age and later in life enrolled at Glasgow University. Sharp wrote many works under the pen name, Fiona Macleod, whose topics and themes revolved around Celtic legends, folklore, and mythology. Through these writings, Sharp achieved literary fame, earning him the reputation as the foremost Scottish writer of the Celtic Renaissance during the late nineteenth century.
Extent
Number of Containers: 2 boxes. Linear ft.: 0.8
Restrictions
Copyright has not been assigned to The Bancroft Library. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the appropriate curator or the Head of Public Services for forwarding. Permission for publication is given on behalf of The Bancroft Library as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the reader.
Availability
Collection is open for research.