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E. Œ. (Edith Œnone) Somerville letters

Identifier: MSS 0099-F0229

Scope and Content Note

This collection consists of three autograph letters signed by E. Œ. (Edith Œnone) Somerville along with one photograph. One letter (along with an envelope) dated November 21, 1921, is addressed to Glen Walton Blodgett. The letter includes a tipped-on signature of Somerville's recently-deceased cousin and collaborator Violet Martin. Somerville mentions that their "... names have ever appeared together ...." Another letter to an unidentified individual is dated October 19, 1932. A third letter dated February 27, 1942 is addressed to Mr. Gore. She mentions "... repairing the damage that Hitler had inflicted on me ...." This letter includes a photograph of a memorial to Somerville.


  • Creation: 1921-1942


Language of Materials

Materials entirely in English.

Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

Use of materials from this collection beyond the exceptions provided for in the Fair Use and Educational Use clauses of the U.S. Copyright Law may violate federal law. Permission to publish or reproduce is required from the copyright holder. Please contact Special Collections, University of Delaware Library,

E. Œ. (Edith Œnone) Somerville (1858-1949)

Anglo-Irish author Edith Anna Œnone Somerville (1858-1949) partnered with her cousin Violet Martin to write novels under the name “Somerville and Ross."

"Somerville, E. OE (Edith Œnone), 1858-1949. Literature Online." (accessed March 28, 2007).


4 item (5 pages with photograph and envelope)


E. Œ. (Edith Œnone) Somerville letters to various individuals.


Purchase, 1986.

Related Materials in this Repository

This item forms part of MSS 0099 Miscellaneous Literary and Historical Manuscripts.

Shelving Summary

Box 11, F0229: Shelved in SPEC MSS 0099 manuscript boxes.


Processed and encoded by Debra Johnson, March 2007. Further encoded by George Apodaca, September 2015.

Finding aid for E. Œ. (Edith Œnone) Somerville letters
University of Delaware Library, Special Collections
2007 March 30
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Repository Details

Part of the University of Delaware Library Special Collections Repository

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