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