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Meynell, Alice, 1847-1922



  • Existence: 1847 October 11 - 1922 November 27

Biographical Note

Alice Meynell was born in Surrey and traveled extensively in her youth. She converted to Catholicism in 1868. Her first book of poetry, Preludes, was published with illustrations by her sister Elizabeth, in 1875. In 1877, she married Wilfrid Meynell, with whom she had eight children and collaborated on literary activities. In addition to columns, reviews, and prefaces, Meynell published books of essays and poetry. She died in 1922.

Social Networks and Archival Context (SNAC) Identifier

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

Boston College collection of the Alice and Wilfrid Meynell family

Abstract This collection documents the literary life of British Catholic authors, editors, and publishers Alice and Wilfrid Meynell, as well as their sponsorship of poet Francis Thompson. It contains materials created or collected by both Alice and Wilfrid, as well as six of their children: Everard, Francis, Madeline, Monica, Sebastian, and Viola. Materials include correspondence, drawings, ephemera, manuscripts, photographs, proofs of publications, and a scrapbook. The focus of the collection is on...
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Collection is open for research.

Dates: 1868 - 1958; Majority of material found within 1881 - 1938

Coventry Patmore collection

Abstract The collection contains manuscripts by British poet Coventry Patmore. It also contains letters by and to Coventry Patmore from major 19th Century British literary figures including Alfred Tennyson, Robert and Elizabeth Browning, Thomas Carlyle and John Ruskin as well as a number of letters from members of Patmore's family including Harriet Patmore, Tennyson Patmore and Peter Patmore. Finally, the collection includes visual materials: a drawing of Emily Augusta Patmore, photographs of...
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Collection is open for research.

Dates: 1818 - 1945; Majority of material found within 1818 - 1896