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Meynell, Viola, 1886-1956



  • Existence: 1886 - 1956

Biographical Note

Viola Meynell, daughter of poet Alice Meynell and editor Wilfred Meynell, was raised a Catholic. Her first novel, Martha Vine: A love story of simple life (1910), was published anonymously. She authored numerous novels, memoirs, and introductions, and served as editor for several collections of letters of publishing figures throughout her career. Meynell was married to John Dallyn with whom she had a son. Her final novel, Ophelia, was published in 1951. Meynell died in 1956.

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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