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Eliza Fall Papers: Finding Aid
mssHM 42764-42816  
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Description
This collection consists of 8 manuscript poems and sonnets by English poet Eliza Fall (1821–1881) and 45 letters from Fall to William Henry Harrison (1795?-1878) concerning her efforts to have a volume of poetry published. Fall's letters discuss her poetry, her nom de plume "Mary Maynard" and her reasons for keeping her identity secret, and John Ruskin (1819-1900) and his work.
Background
Eliza Fall (1821-1881) published a book of poems in 1851 under the nom de plume Mary Maynard, concealing the fact of her authorship from all but a few. Her brother, Richard Whiteman Fall, was the childhood friend of John Ruskin who read Eliza Fall's Poems and urged her to publish them. He recommended William Henry Harrison, his editor, and it was Harrison who helped to get a publisher for her.
Extent
53 pieces in 1 red rope case.
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