CollectionSomerville and Ross Collection
Collection DescriptionThis is a significant collection of personal and literary papers of one of Ireland's most celebrated literary partnerships, Edith Somerville (1858-1949) and Violet Martin (1862-1915), alias “Somerville and Ross,” . The collection reflects the lives, work and interests of Somerville and Ross, and consists of diaries, correspondence, working papers, and draft manuscripts. Some of Somerville and Ross's correspondence and illustrations have been digitised and are available through QUB's Digital Special Collections and Archives. A descriptive list for the collection is available (see link)
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Manuscript of two short stories by E. Oe Somerville, with various essays which include 'Some further reflections on the 'Autobiography of Margot Asquith', with a letter from Asquith (April 1921) to Somerville about criticisms of her autobiography, also an account of sketching Pasteur in Paris in 1886 and an unpublished preface to her life of Chief Justice Kendal Bushe, 'An incorruptible Irishman'.

AccessBy prior appointment.
Date1886; 1921
Century19th, 20th
Repository NameQueen's University Belfast Special Collections and Archives
AddressQueen's University Library Floor 1 The McClay Library 10 College Park Belfast
UK Postal CodeBT7 1LP
Telephone+44 28-9097-6333
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CommentSome of the information listed from this repository has been extracted by the Women's History Project from lists available in the library. It must be remembered that due to time constraints, not all items in this repository were examined individually. We are grateful for the assistance provided by Mary Kelly, librarian.