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ADAM, H Pearl (1882-1957)

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 106 7HPA
Held at: Women's Library
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Full title: ADAM, H Pearl (1882-1957)
Date(s): 1896-1956
Level of description: fonds
Extent: 2 A boxes
Name of creator(s): Adam | Helen Pearl | 1882-1957 | journalist
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Administrative/Biographical history:

Helen Pearl Adam (1882-1957) was born on the 25 Apr 1882, the daughter of Mrs CE Humphrey who, as 'Madge' writing in 'Truth', was one of the first women journalists in Britain. Helen began her own career as a journalist in 1899 when she was seventeen. Ten years later, she married another newspaper writer, George Adam. The pair were correspondents in Paris during the First World War, where George Adam had been posted in 1912. There she edited 'International Cartoons of the War' in 1916 and subsequently published her diary of the period under the title Paris Sees it Through. After the war, the couple remained in the city where Helen Pearl Adam met the writer Jean Rhys, allowing her to live in the Adam's flat, editing Rhys' first novel, Triple Sec and introducing her to Ford Maddox Brown. George Adam resigned from The Times in Jan 1921 but remained there working for American newspapers, while his wife wrote articles commissioned by the Evening Standard, the Observer and the Sunday Times amongst others. George Adams died in Paris in 1930 and in the wake of this Helen Pearl Adams returned to England where she continued her work, which included writing the History of the National Council of Women of Great Britain in 1945. She died on the 2 Jan 1957.


Scope and content/abstract:

The archive consists of manuscript diaries (1912-1914, 1950-1956), manuscript notebooks which include some of her own poetry (1900-1922), publications by Adams and photographs of visits to Paris (1906, 1915).

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This collection is available for research. Readers are advised to contact The Women's Library in advance of their first visit.

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Finding aids:

Fawcett Library Catalogue

Archival Information

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Immediate source of acquisition:

Deposited by HM Sturges in 1985 and 2007.

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Description Notes

Archivist's note:
Finding aid created by export from CALM v7.2.14 Archives Hub EAD2002. Edited for AIM25 by Sarah Drewery.

Rules or conventions:
In compliance with ISAD (G): General International Standard Archival Description - 2nd Edition (1999); UNESCO Thesaurus, December 2001; National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal, Place and Corporate Names, 1997.

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