Finding Aid for the Violet Hunt Manuscript Notebook, 1873-1911

Processed by Manuscripts Division staff; machine-readable finding aid created by Caroline Cubé.
UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections
Manuscripts Division
Room A1713, Charles E. Young Research Library
Box 951575
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575
Email: spec-coll@library.ucla.edu
URL: http://www.library.ucla.edu/libraries/special/scweb/
© 1999
The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Finding Aid for the Violet Hunt Manuscript Notebook, 1873-1911

Collection number: 423

UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections

Manuscripts Division



Los Angeles, CA

Contact Information

  • Manuscripts 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
  • URL: http://www.library.ucla.edu/libraries/special/scweb/
Processed by:
Manuscripts Division staff
Encoded by:
Caroline Cubé
Online finding aid edited by:
Josh Fiala, July 2002
© 1999 The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Violet Hunt Manuscript Notebook,
Date (inclusive): 1873-1911
Collection number: 423
Creator: Hunt, Violet, 1862-1942
Extent: 1 box (0.5 linear ft.)
Repository: 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.
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

Provenance/Source of Acquisition

Ifan Kyrle Fletcher, purchase, 1957.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Violet Hunt Manuscript Notebook (Collection 423). Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles.

Biography

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 novels, including: 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.

Indexing Terms

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.


Container List

 

Notebook, Published Works by Violet Hunt With Her Holograph Corrections and Books from Her Library,1873-1911

Creator/Collector: Hunt, Violet, 1866-1948
Physical Description: (1 box, 5 pieces)

Scope and Content Note

  • 1: Manuscript notebook in V. Hunt's hand, containing copies of about 100 famous poems. Title page and index decorated in water-color. At end short personal note referring to her life with Ford Madox Ford.
  • 2: White Rose of Weary Leaf. Heinemann, 1908. First edition with holograph annotations and corrections made in 1936 (unpublished?).
  • 3: Tales of the Uneasy. London, 1911. Signed on fly-leaf Violet Hueffer. Manuscript corrections throughout.
  • 4: Sigma pseudonym: Personalia. New York, 1903.
  • 5: Sand, George (pseudonym) Impressions et Souvenirs, Paris, 1873. From the library of Violet Hunt with holograph note on fly-leaf.