Constance Holme papers

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Constance Holme papers

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Constance Holme papers

Constance Holme papers

Finding Aid

Prepared by Kevin Ferst, April 10, 2002; Last Update: May 2020


Inclusive Dates: 1918-1937
Extent: .33 cubic foot (1 document case)
Physical Location: 11th floor


Biographical Note: (Edith) Constance Holme (1880-1955) was born in Milnthorpe, Westmorland, England, the youngest of fourteen children. She wrote novels, short stories and plays. Some of her best-known works include Beautiful End (1918), The Splendid Fairing (1919, The Lonely Plough (1914), and The Things Which Belong (1925). For more information on Holme and her writings see Dictionary of Literary Biography, vol. 34.


Scope and Content: This collection consists of manuscripts of the novel Beautiful End, one short story, and a one-act play. There is also some correspondence with E. A. Osborne, and several certificates of authenticity to her typescripts.


Box 1
Folder -- Contents

  1. Manuscript: Beautiful End, 1918
  2. Receipts: For the sale of books and mss. to E. A. Osborne, 1935
  3. Correspondence: Holme, Constance to Peter J. Eyre, Jan. 10, 1935
  4. Correspondence: Holme, Constance to E. A. Osborne, July 12, 1936
  5. Correspondence: Holme, Constance to E. A. Osborne, January 25, 1937
  6. Certificate of authenticity of typescript: Beautiful End, October 23, 1937
  7. Certificate of authenticity of typescript: Crumb Folk Going Home, October 23, 1937
  8. Certificate of authenticity of typescript: He Who Came?, October 23, 1937
  9. Certificate of authenticity of typescript: The Things Which Belong, October 23, 1937
  10. Correspondence: Holme, Constance to E. A. Osborne, October 23, 1937
  11. Correspondence: Holme, Constance to E. A. Osborne, October 26, 1937
  12. Correspondence: Holme, Constance to E. A. Osborne, November 3, 1937
  13. Manuscript: The Jogged Elbow, undated
  14. Manuscript: That's Easy!, undated