Scope and Content
Title: Dorothea Conyers Papers
Collection number: MS.2002.004
William Andrews Clark Memorial Library
2520 Cimarron Street
Los Angeles, CA, 90018
3.55 Linear feet
Date (inclusive): ca. 1900-1950
This collection consists of typescripts and manuscripts of many of the works of 20th century Irish author Dorothea Conyers.
This collection is stored at the Southern Regional Library Facility. Please contact Clark Library staff at least 2 weeks
in advance if you would like to view the materials in this collection.
Language of Materials:
Conyers, Dorothea, 1873-
Collection is open for research.
Copyright has not been assigned to the William Andrews Clark Memorial Library, UCLA. All requests for permission to publish
or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Clark Librarian. Permission for publication is given on behalf
of the William Andrews Clark Memorial Library, UCLA 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.
[Identification of item], Dorothea Conyers Papers, MS.2002.004, William Andrews Clark Memorial Library, University of California,
The contents of this collection were a 2002 purchase by the Clark Library (MS.2002.004).
Dorothea Conyers was born in Fedamore, Co. Limerick as Dorothea Spaight Blood-Smyth (1873-1949). She married her first husband,
Charles Conyers, an army officer who was killed in action, in 1892. In 1917, John Joseph White became her second husband.
Dorothea Conyers is known for her humorous and lively stories of Irish sport. Some of her well-known works consist of her
The Thorn Bit (1900),
Lady Elverton's Emeralds (1909), a crime story with hunting passages;
For Henri and Navarre (1911) a historical tale,
The Boy, Some Horses and A Girl: A Tale of An Irish Trip (1903), a comedic story of Irish servants and a competition among three men to win an heiress with a desirable house and
stableyard in the west of Ireland, and
Sporting Reminiscences (1920), which can be considered the best source of information on her career. (source: "Conyers, Dorothea" The Oxford Companion
to Edwardian Fiction. Sandra Kemp, Charlotte Mitchell and David Trotter. Oxford University Press 2002. Oxford Reference Online.
Oxford University Press. UC - Los Angeles. 26 May 2011)
[Note: There have been numerous dates found for Conyers' birth but the one listed here was taken from the Library of Congress
This collection has been arranged by title of work where possible and chapters have been organized in numerical order. The
majority of the contents have not been identified and there did not appear to be any particular original order when the collection
arrived at the Clark.
The William Andrews Clark Memorial Library owns about twenty-three of Conyers' published works. These have been catalogued
and are searchable using the UCLA Library Catalogue.
Scope and Content
This collection consists of typescripts and manuscripts of many of Dorothea Conyers' works. Some of the identified works include
Come On (Box 1),
Blind (Box 1 and 8),
The Cheat (Box 1),
Strange Adventures of a Great Detective (Box 1),
The Fortunes of Evadne (Box 6),
Rooted Out (Box 9),
A Legacy (Box 8),
Substitutes (Box 9) and
The Beach Shadow (Box 9). There is also an abundant amount of unknown fragments of various works. A small amount of correspondence exists,
but the bulk of the materials are in the form of Conyers' manuscripts.
Subjects and Indexing Terms
Manuscripts (document genre)--Ireland--20th century