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death May Sinclair
She was cremated after her funeral on 18 November at the chapel in Golders Green Cemetery. Her ashes were buried in Hampstead churchyard.
Boll, Theophilus E. M. Miss May Sinclair: Novelist: A Biographical and Critical Introduction. Fairleigh Dickinson University Press.
In a will made almost thirty years before she died...
Intertextuality and Influence Emily Gerard
Scholar Elizabeth Miller discovered that Bram Stoker 's own notes identify EG 's Transylvanian Superstitions as a significant source for Dracula.
Miller, Elizabeth. Email about Emily Gerard to Isobel Grundy.
Copies of the Nineteenth Century essay and The Land Beyond the Forest which...
Literary responses Charlotte Yonge
E. M. Delafield writes that during the 1940s CY retained wide popularity: that the London Library 's copies of her books were often checked out by readers, and that when Delafield wrote to the Times...
Material Conditions of Writing Marie Belloc Lowndes
She planned but never completed a biography of the eighteenth-century French letter-writer Julie de Lespinasse . In May 1940 she was researching in the London Library for this book.
Lowndes, Marie Belloc. Diaries and Letters of Marie Belloc Lowndes, 1911-1947. Editor Marques, Susan Lowndes, Chatto and Windus.
Material Conditions of Writing Julia Strachey
Frances Partridge observes that Strachey began to write these memoirs [q]uite late in her life, probably in her sixties.
Strachey, Julia, and Frances Partridge. Julia: A Portrait of Julia Strachey. Little, Brown.
She worked at them in the London Library , and with the assistance of typists...
Material Conditions of Writing Dorothy Wellesley
DW 's prose works included a discursive and elusive autobiography, and a biography: Sir George Goldie , Founder of Nigeria, A Memoir. This was, she said, a record of her conversations with Goldie...
Material Conditions of Writing Penelope Fitzgerald
It took PF two years, working in the London Library , to translate into English the actual correspondence of Novalis.
Matthew, Henry Colin Gray et al., editors. Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.
Material Conditions of Writing Pamela Frankau
This, she said, was a commission she could not turn down since as usual she needed the money. She found the research assignment alarming, and spent long, unhappy days at the London Library .
Frankau, Pamela. Pen to Paper. Heinemann.
Occupation George Meredith
GM received several honours for his literary achievements, including the Order of Merit from Edward VII and the Gold Medal of the Royal Society of Literature . In 1892 he succeeded Tennyson as president of...
Occupation Marina Warner
MW has given her time in many public capacities. She was a  Member of the Advisory Board of the Royal Mint (1986-1993); a Member of the Committee of Management of the National Council for One-Parent Families
Occupation Virginia Woolf
VW refused E. M. Forster 's request for permission to nominate her to the Committee of the London Library , because of the library's policy against women members (a policy instituted by her father, Leslie Stephen ).
Bell, Quentin. Virginia Woolf: A Biography. Hogarth Press.
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Bishop, Edward. A Virginia Woolf Chronology. Macmillan.
Lee, Hermione. Virginia Woolf. Chatto and Windus.
Reception Isabella Bird
This is one of the books that Bram Stoker drew on for writing Dracula.The copy he used and annotated is now in the London Library .
“Latest News, The Books that Made Dracula”. The London Library.
Reception Sarah Grand
At her death, SG left all her manuscripts, copyrights, and published works to her step-granddaughter, Elizabeth Genevieve Bernadine Crawford Haldane McFall , daughter of Haldane McFall .
Kersley, Gillian. Darling Madame: Sarah Grand and Devoted Friend. Virago Press.
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Her letters and papers are now...
Textual Production Doris Lessing
DL published her second Canopus in Argus novel, The Marriages between Zones Three, Four, and Five (as Narrated by the Chroniclers of Zone Three).
The London Library copy bears a datestamp for 23 May 1980.
British Library Catalogue.
Textual Production Rose Macaulay
The essays include prose, verse, and a number of pastiches of other writers. Two about Reading describe the London Library and the British Museum Reading Room . Others describe London literary life, or demonstrate Macaulay's...


3 May 1841: The London Library, established by Thomas...

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3 May 1841

The London Library , established by Thomas Carlyle with Harriet Martineau , Dickens , Thackeray , and others, first opened its doors.

May 1978: Virago Press issued its first Virago Modern...

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May 1978

Virago Press issued its first Virago Modern Classics, a historically important series most though not all of which were novels.


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