Scope and Content
Title: Violet Hunt Manuscript Notebook,
Date (inclusive): 1873-1911
Collection number: 423
Hunt, Violet, 1862-1942
1 box (0.5 linear ft.)
University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Department of Special Collections.
Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
Abstract: Isabel Violet Hunt (1862-1942) published poetry in
Century magazine at age 13, and later, wrote collections of short stories and novels. She was also an active feminist, joining the
Women's Social and Political Union. The collection consists of a manuscript notebook in Violet Hunt's hand containing 100
poems, published works by Hunt and books from her library.
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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
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Provenance/Source of Acquisition
Ifan Kyrle Fletcher, purchase, 1957.
[Identification of item], Violet Hunt Manuscript Notebook (Collection 423). Department of Special Collections, Charles E.
Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles.
Isabel Violet Hunt was born on September 28, 1862 in Durham, England; she was the eldest daughter of landscape artist Alfred
William Hunt and novelist Margaret Peacock; attended Notting Hill and Ealing High School in London; published poetry in
Century magazine at age 13; her first short story, A Thief in the Night, was published under the pseudonym Violet Herris in
Belgravia magazine; became an active feminist, joining the Women's Social and Political Union; wrote collections of short stories and
The Maiden's Progress (1894),
A Hard Woman (1895),
The Human Interest (1899),
Affairs of the Heart (1900),
White Rose of Weary Leaf (1908),
Tales of the Uneasy (1911), and
More Tales of the Uneasy (1925); became contributor, reader, and subeditor for Ford Madox Ford's
English Review; died on January 16, 1942.
Scope and Content
Collection consists of a manuscript notebook in Violet Hunt's hand containing 100 poems, with a personal note referring to
her life with Ford Madox Ford, published works by Hunt and books from her library. Includes editions of her
White Rose of Weary Leaf,
Tales of the Uneasy, and
Personalia, with annotations and corrections. Also contains a copy of George Sand's
Impressions et Souvenirs, Paris, 1873, with a holograph note on the fly-leaf.
The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
Hunt, Violet, 1866-1942--Archives.
Women authors, English--Archival resources.
Women poets, English--Archival resources.