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Easdale, Gladys Ellen: correspondence

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0096 AL341
Held at: Senate House Library, University of London
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Full title: Easdale, Gladys Ellen: correspondence
Date(s): 1934-1961
Level of description: fonds
Extent: 25 items
Name of creator(s): Easdale | Gladys Ellen | 1875-1970 | author x Killin | Gladys Ellen


Administrative/Biographical history:

Gladys Ellen Easdale spent her adult life on the margins of the London literary and musical scene. She wrote about her life in an autobiography, Middle Age , 1885-1932, published in 1935, first anonymously and then under the surname of Killin.


Scope and content/abstract:

(1) 7 letters from Vita Nicolson [the marrried name of Vita Sackville-West] to Gladys Easdale, 1949-1961. (2) 18 letters and postcards from Virginia Woolf to Gladys Easdale, 1934-1940. Some items are autograph and most bear signatures.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

See hard copy catalogue.

Conditions governing access:

Access to this collection is unrestricted for the purpose of private study and personal research within the supervised environment and restrictions of the Library's Palaeography Room. Access to individual items in Senate House Library archives collections may be restricted under the Data Protection Act or the Freedom of Information Act. Please contact the University Archivist for details. 24 hours notice is required for research visits.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Copies may be made, subject to the condition of the original. Copying must be undertaken by the Palaeography Room staff, who will need a minimum of 24 hours to process requests.

Finding aids:

Typescript catalogue available in the Library's Palaeography Room.

Archival Information

Archival history:

See archivist

Immediate source of acquisition:

Gift from Mrs G E Easdale, 1965.

Allied Materials

Related material:

Publication note:

Description Notes

Archivist's note:
Compiled by Anya Turner.

Rules or conventions:
Compiled in compliance with General International Standard Archival Description, ISAD(G), second edition, 2000; National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal, Place and Corporate Names, 1997.

Date(s) of descriptions:
July 2008

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