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Finding Aid for the Marie Corelli Papers, ca. 1880-1930
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Box 1

Scrapbook of clippings and ephemera relating to Marie Corelli, compiled by John Cuming Walters ( d. 1933). Birmingham and Manchester, 1893-1927.

Physical Description: Bound in green buckram.

Note

The following items in Box 1 have been removed from this scrapbook.
Box 1

Corelli, Marie. Letters to John Cuming Walters.v.p., 1893-1927.

Physical Description: 79 items. Holograph (5 folders).

Note

Names in bold appear as added entries in the Numbered Collections Catalog.

Scope and Content Note

Walters, a newspaper man, was on the staff of the Birmingham Daily Gazette, the Manchester Evening Chronicle, and, from 1906 to 1931, was editor of the Manchester Evening Chronicle. Many of Marie Corelli's letters to him have to do with various controversies in the Letters to the Editor columns.
Box 1

Vyver, Bertha. Letters to John Cuming Walters. Stratford, 1924-1927.

Physical Description: 10 items. Holograph.

Scope and Content Note

Miss Bertha Vyver was a life long friend and companion of Miss Corelli; she wrote and published Memoirs of Marie Corelli. London: A. Rivers, 1930.
Box 1

Letters from various persons to John Cuming Walters, relating to Marie Corelli. v.p., v.d.

Physical Description: 13 items. Manuscript and typescript.

Scope and Content Note

1 letter in this group is from Walters to Dear Sir.
Box 1

Corelli, Marie. [2 Literary manuscripts] Libelling Miss Marie Corelli. n.p., n.d. And Earthquake Arguments: Divine Law and Human Interference. n.p., n.d.

Physical Description: (2) 6 leaves. Holograph.

Scope and Content Note

Publishing history unknown.
Box 2

Corelli, Marie. Letters to various persons. v.p., v.d. A - H.

Physical Description: 47 items. Holograph.

Note

Includes:
Box 2

Arnold, Sir Edwin, 1832-1904.

Box 2

Dickens Fellowship.

Box 2

Haggard, Sir Henry Rider, 1856-1925.

Box 2

Farrar, Lucy Mary (Cardew) Mrs. Frederic William Farrar.

Box 2

Bendall, Ernest Alfred, 1846-1924.

Box 2

Binstead, Mary (Openshaw) d. 1928.

Box 2

Bentley, Richard, firm, publishers, London.

Box 2

Corelli, Marie. Letters to various persons. v.p., v.d. I - Z.

Physical Description: 35 items. Holograph.

Note

Includes:
Box 2

Jackson, Holbrook, 1874-1948.

Box 2

Kent, Charles, 1823-1902.

Box 2

Wakefield, Charles Cheers Wakefield, 1st viscount, 1859-1941.

Box 2

Payn, James, 1830-1898.

Box 2

Rees, Leonard, 1856-1932.

Box 2

Methuen, Sir Algernon Methuen Marshall, bart., 1856-1924.

Box 2

Page, Walter Hines, 1855-1918.

Box 2

Kirkby, William Forsell, 1844-1912.

Box 2

Tillotson and Son, Limited.

Box 2

Corelli, Marie. Letters to unidentified persons. v.p., v.d.

Physical Description: 38 items. Holograph.

Scope and Content Note

3 letters (July-August 1892), refer to Queen Victoria.
Box 2

Corelli, Marie. Letters to Herbert Halliwell Hobbes. v.p., 1900-1914.

Physical Description: 50 items. Holograph (4 folders)

Scope and Content Note

Herbert Halliwell Hobbes, 1877-1962, was an actor on both the stage and in the cinema.
See Who's Who in the Theatre.
Box 2

Corelli, Marie. Letters to Coulson Kernahan. Stratford-on-Avon, 1900-1923.

Physical Description: 16 items. Holograph.

Note

The subject matter of these letters is largely literary.
Box 2

Corelli, Marie. Letters to Otto Kyllmann. Stratford-on-Avon, 1906-1908.

Physical Description: 8 items. Holograph.

Scope and Content Note

Otto Kyllmann was connected with the publishing of some of Marie Corelli's books. The letter of February 11, 1908, is missing the first part.
Box 2

Corelli, Marie. Ephemera (mostly newspaper clippings). v.p., v.d.

Physical Description: 12 items.
Box 2

Vyver, Bertha. Letters to various persons. v.p., v.d.

Physical Description: 1 item.
Box 2

Corelli, Marie. Letters to Field and Tuer, firm, publishers, London. v.p., ca. 1886-1890.

Physical Description: 9 items. Holograph.

Scope and Content Note

Some of these letters are about Eric Mackay, 1851-1898, Marie Corelli's half brother. Six of the letters are addressed to Andrew White Tuer, 1838-1900.
Box 2

Corelli, Marie. Letters to Frederic Henry Fisher. v.p., n.d. and 1898.

Physical Description: 11 items. Holograph.

Scope and Content Note

This correspondence concerns one of Marie Corelli's many altercations with the press. Also included are copies of two letters from H.W. Toms, the vicar of Combe Martin, North Devon, who was involved in the controversey, and two newspaper clippings. Fisher was the editor of the Literary World.
Box 2

Corelli, Marie. A Madrigal. n.p., 1916.

Physical Description: 1 leaf. Typescript (carbon), signed.

Scope and Content Note

A poem, set into type from this copy for Poetry Review(?). Editor's pencilled note: Mag. To be set as here: the 3rd lines not to turn if poss. K.
Box 2

Corelli, Marie. Brown Jim's Problem (?). n.p., n.d.

Physical Description: p.20 only. Typescript (carbon), signed in ink.

Note

The last leaf of a short story.
Box 2

Corelli, Marie. The First Shot: A Strange Experience. n.p., ca. 1916.

Physical Description: 19 leaves. 28 cm. Holograph manuscript and 3 sheets with holograph corrections. In a tan buckram portfolio.

Scope and Content Note

This short story appeared in Y.M., a periodical published in London by the Y.M.C.A., under the title, The First Shot, and Where It Led To. With this manuscript: galley proofs of The First Shot.
Box 2

Corelli, Marie. The Call of the Motherland. n.p., ca. 1915.

Physical Description: 12 leaves. 28cm. Holograph manuscript on ruled paper.

Note

Publishing history unknown.