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Lady Juliet Duff commonplace book

 Collection — Volume: MS.2001.018
Collection MS-2001-018: Lady Juliet Duff commonplace book


  • Creation: 1916

Scope and Contents

This collection contains a single item: a commonplace book of poetry gathered by Lady Juliet Duff. Poets include Maurice Baring, Hilaire Belloc, G.K. Chesterton, and W.B. Yeats. The book is leather-bound and entitled J.D. 1916.


Language of Materials

English and French.

Restrictions on Access

Open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

These materials are made available for use in resrearch, teaching and private study, pursuant to U.S. Copyright Law. The user must assume full responsibility for any use of the materials, including but not limited to, infringement of copyright and publication rights of reproduced materials. Any materials used for academic research or otherwise should be fully credited with the source. The original authors may retain copyright to the materials.

Biographical note

Born in 1881, Lady Juliet Duff was the daughter of the Fourth Earl of Lonsdale. In 1903, she married Sir Robin Duff. Sir Duff was killed in action in 1914. Lady Duff married Major Kenneth Trevor in 1919 and divorced him in 1926. She is best known for her friendships with Maurice Baring, Hilaire Belloc, and Winston Churchill.


1 Volumes (1 container)

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchased in 1985 from Robin Waterfield, Ltd.

Related Materials

Collections containing correspondence of Lady Juliet Duff:

Hilaire Belloc papers, MS.2005.003, John J. Burns Library, Boston College.

Hilaire Belloc papers, MS.2007.012, John J. Burns Library, Boston College.

Materials Specific Details

"This book is for Simon" and "This book will some day be Simon's" inscribed by Duff on first and second leaves.

Processing Information

This collection was formerly called J.D. 1916.

Lady Juliet Duff Commonplace Book
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Repository Details

Part of the John J. Burns Library Repository

John J. Burns Library
Boston College
140 Commonwealth Avenue
Chestnut Hill MA 02467 United States