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  • Conditions Governing Access
  • Conditions Governing Use
  • Preferred Citation
  • Immediate Source of Acquisition
  • Biographical / Historical
  • Scope and Contents
  • Processing Information
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  • Contributing Institution: The Huntington Library
    Title: Oliver Bainbridge letters
    Creator: Bainbridge, Oliver
    Identifier/Call Number: mssBainbridge
    Physical Description: 0.83 Linear Feet (2 boxes)
    Date (inclusive): 1878-1928
    Date (bulk): 1903-1928
    Abstract: Personal and professional letters written to Australian-born author Oliver Bainbridge.
    Language of Material: Materials are in English.

    Conditions Governing Access

    Open to qualified researchers by prior application through the Reader Services Department. For more information, contact Reader Services.

    Conditions Governing Use

    The Huntington Library does not require that researchers request permission to quote from or publish images of this material, nor does it charge fees for such activities. The responsibility for identifying the copyright holder, if there is one, and obtaining necessary permissions rests with the researcher.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item]. Oliver Bainbridge letters, The Huntington Library, San Marino, California.

    Immediate Source of Acquisition

    Purchased from N.A. Kovach, October 1951.

    Biographical / Historical

    Oliver Bainbridge (1877-1922) was an Australian-born author. His works include: The devil's note book (1908), The heart of China (1912), Peace (1912), India today (1913), England's arch-enemy, the Kaiser (1915?), and War letters (1916). He died in Australia in 1922.

    Scope and Contents

    The majority of the correspondence is addressed to Oliver Bainbridge (there are a few letters not addressed to him and there are only two letters written by Bainbridge). The authors of the correspondence are mostly British royalty, diplomats and administrators in India and Australia, as well as American, British, Australian and Canadian clergy, writers and politicians. Issues addressed within the correspondence include the life and career of Oliver Bainbridge and 20th century politics and government within Great Britain, India, Canada, and Australia. Correspondents include Sir George Christopher Molesworth Birdwood, Sir Henry Arthur Blake, Sir William Martin Conway, Sir Almeric William Fitz Roy, Sir Henry Knollys, Reginald Brabazon, the 12th Earl of Meath, Olʹga Alekseevna Novikova, Sir George Houstoun Reid, Horatio Nelson Nelson, and Ellis Rowan. In the container list, if the addressee is not Oliver Bainbridge, that is noted.

    Processing Information

    The collection was processed by Brooke M. Black in December 2013. In 2020, Brooke M. Black encoded the finding aid.


    Arranged alphabetically.


    Former call number: mssBainbridge letters.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Authors, American -- 20th century -- Correspondence
    Authors, Australian -- 20th century -- Correspondence
    Authors, English -- 20th century -- Correspondence
    Statesmen -- Australia -- Correspondence
    Statesmen -- Great Britain -- Correspondence
    Statesmen -- United States -- Correspondence
    Great Britain -- Politics and Government -- 20th century
    Letters (correspondence) -- Great Britain -- 20th century
    Birdwood, George C. M. (George Christopher Molesworth), 1832-1917
    Blake, Henry Arthur, Sir, 1840-1918
    Conway, William Martin, Sir, 1856-1937
    Fitzroy, Almeric W. (Almeric William), 1851-1935
    Knollys, Henry, Sir, 1840-1930
    Meath, Reginald Brabazon, Earl, 1841-1929
    Nelson, Horatio Nelson, 1823-1913
    Novikova, Olʹga Alekseevna, 1840-1925
    Reid, G. H. (George Houstoun), 1845-1918