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Elodie Hogan Belloc correspondence

 Collection
Collection MS-2007-005: Elodie Hogan Belloc correspondence

Dates

  • 1890-1914, undated
  • Majority of material found within 1897-1913

Scope and Contents

This collection contains Elodie Hogan Belloc's correspondence primarily with her husband, Hilaire Belloc, but also with family members and others. Exchanges with Hilaire document their family life. Other letters are between Elodie Belloc and her siblings in California, household employees, and religious women in Europe and the United States.

Creator

Language of Materials

English, French

Restrictions on access

Collection is open for research.

Restrictions on use

These materials are made available for use in research, 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

Elodie Agnes Hogan was born in 1868 in Napa, California to Irish immigrant parents. She considered becoming a nun with the Order of the Sisters of Charity and spent time at a convent in Maryland before deciding to not pursue a religious vocation. She met her husband, Hilaire Belloc who was a British writer, in London in 1890 while on a family trip. Elodie's mother, Ellen, initially did not approve of Hilaire because she thought he was too young and would not be able to provide for her daughter. Eventually after a courtship of several years they married in Napa, California on June 16, 1896.

She and Hilaire had five children - three sons and two daughters: Louis (1897), Eleanor (1899), Elizabeth (1900), Hilary (1902) and Peter (1904). Elodie Belloc fell ill quite suddenly in December 1913 and died on February 2, 1914 at the age of 45.

Sources:

MacFairlane, Iain. "Elodie Hogan Belloc." Find A Grave. Accessed on December 4, 2020, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/7470654/elodie-agnes-belloc

Speaight, Robert. The Life of Hilaire Belloc. London: Hollis and Carter, 1957.

Extent

6.25 Linear Feet (15 containers)

Abstract

The collection contains the correspondence of Irish-American Elodie (Hogan) Belloc (1868-1914). The letters are primarily between Elodie and her husband, Hilaire Belloc, with some correspondence from her family and others.

Arrangement

Arranged into two series. Series I. Elodie and Hilaire Belloc and Series II. Family and others.

Provenance

Purchased from the Belloc estate.

Related Materials

Arthur MacGillivray, S.J. collection of twentieth-century authors, BC.1991.053, John J. Burns Library, Boston College.

Belloc Family correspondence, MS.1996.028, John J. Burns Library, Boston College.

Belloc Family correspondence, MS.2007.007, John J. Burns Library, Boston College.

Belloc Family correspondence, MS.2007.008, John J. Burns Library, Boston College.

Belloc Family correspondence and Administrative Documents, MS.2007.009, John J. Burns Library, Boston College.

Bessie Rayner Parkes Belloc - Kelsey Family collection, MS.1998.027, John J. Burns Library, Boston College.

Hilaire Belloc papers, MS.2005.002, John J. Burns Library, Boston College.

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

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

Hilary A. Belloc papers, MS.1998.004, John J. Burns Library, Boston College.

Herbert Family - Hilaire Belloc correspondence, MS.1991.003, John J. Burns Library, Boston College.

Hoffman Nickerson - Hilaire Belloc collection, MS.1988.008, John J. Burns Library, Boston College.

Maurice Baring papers, MS.1996.041, John J. Burns Library, Boston College.

Patrick Cahill collection of Belloc and Chesterton materials, MS.1986.138, John J. Burns Library, Boston College.

Source

Title
Elodie Hogan Belloc Correspondence
Subtitle
1890-1914, bulk 1897-1913
Status
Completed
Author
Matthew Heitzman, Philip Kiley, S.J., Francis Vye, S.J.,
Date
2007 July
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

Part of the John J. Burns Library Repository

Contact:
John J. Burns Library
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