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death Enid Bagnold
She was cremated and her ashes interred at Rottingdean. At a memorial service held in November, John Gielgud read the lesson and Vita Sackville-West 's son Nigel Nicolson gave the address. EB 's papers...
death Lady Margaret Sackville
Some of her some of her property figured in a Sotheby's sale of papers, letters, and first editions on 11 May 1964. (May 07, 1964; pg. 384; Issue 3245)
TLS Centenary Archive Centenary Archive [1902-2012].
3245 (7 May 1964): 383
Family and Intimate relationships Nadine Gordimer
NG was twice married. In 1949 she married a dentist called Gerald Gavronsky or Gavron, whom she divorced in 1952.
Brockes, Emma. “A Life in Books. Nadine Gordimer”. The Guardian, pp. Review 12 - 13.
Review 12
In 1954 she married art-dealer Reinhold Cassirer , who had come to South...
Publishing Sarah Green
The literary-critical preface, unusually for such a satirical work, bears her intials. Green says she has reasons for concealing her name, but will affix the REAL initials of that name to this advertisement. ....
Reception Lady Anne Clifford
In 2003 Cumbria Record Office in Kendal bought from Sotheby's a complete set of the Great Books, a fair copy made in the years preceding 1652, with about 70 pages of LAC 's own...
Textual Features Florence Nightingale
FN 's report is based on her testimony to the Royal Commission. Its chapters and appendices deal with military medical practices. They touch on a wide range of topics, including mortality rates, sanitation, military wives...
Textual Production Jane Austen
British Rail Pension Fund put up for sale at Sotheby in London two of JA 's early manuscripts, Volume the Third and part of The Watsons: they sold for £120,000 and for £90,000 respectively.
Le Faye, Deirdre. A Chronology of Jane Austen and her Family. Cambridge University Press.
Textual Production Dorothy Bussy
In 1921 DB began to record her relationship with Gide in private volumes that both referred to as the black notebook. It is possible that these were the diaries which Pippa Strachey later urged...
Textual Production Elizabeth Gaskell
EG sent a copy to her friend Richard Monckton Milnes with thanks for his approval of the book. She wanted endorsement because she felt so anxious about her, and took so much over writing it...
Textual Production Seamus Heaney
Some of SH 's poetic manuscripts were sold by Sotheby's on 17 December 1981.
TLS Centenary Archive Centenary Archive [1902-2012].
4102 (13 November 1981): 1340
Textual Production Amy Levy
Some of AL 's letters and other papers were burned by her family. The rest, privately owned, did not become available to scholars until they were sold at Sotheby 's in 1990. A fully annotated...
Textual Production Ling Shuhua
A representative of the New York Public Library 's Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American Literature purchased papers by and to Ling Shuhua at a Sotheby auction in London.
Laurence, Patricia Ondek. Lily Briscoe’s Chinese Eyes: Bloomsbury, Modernism, and China. University of South Carolina Press.
Wealth and Poverty Dorothy Bussy
She had left everything to her daughter, who had herself not made a will. Her possessions were dispersed among Strachey relations; Sotheby sold her books in late 1963 and her letters and manuscripts in May...


8 February 1534: Catherine of Aragon wrote a letter to the...

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8 February 1534

Catherine of Aragon wrote a letter to the Holy Roman Emperor Charles V (her nephew), seeking to enlist the support of Pope Clement VII against her husband 's attempts to have their marriage annulled.

1867: The library of books by women collected by...

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The library of books by women collected by the Rev. Francis John Stainforth was sold at Sotheby 's and the greater part of it acquired for the British Museum (that part of it which is...

17 November 1958: The sale began at Sotheby's of the collection...

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17 November 1958

The sale began at Sotheby's of the collection of first editions built up by the bibliographer Michael Sadleir , who had recently died.

November 2003: A painting by John Hoppner entitled Portrait...

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November 2003

A painting by John Hoppner entitled Portrait of a Lady as Evelina (Frances Burney 's earliest heroine, born in January 1778) sold at Sotheby 's to an unnamed private buyer for £173,600.

13 July 2006: A rare book sale at Sotheby's brought under...

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13 July 2006

A rare book sale at Sotheby's brought under the hammer both a First Folio of the works of Shakespeare and a copy of the first edition of Woolf 's Orlando inscribed to Vita Sackville-West .

6 May 2009: The antiquarian book collection of the late...

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6 May 2009

The antiquarian book collection of the late Paula Fentress Peyraud (the largest in private hands), auctioned in New York, fetched more than $1.5 million US. Books by women between 1760 and 1830 predominated.

21 May 2013: Sotheby's held an auction of fifty contemporary...

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21 May 2013

Sotheby's held an auction of fifty contemporary first editions annotated for the purpose of this sale by their authors. A total of £439,200 was raised for English PEN , of which £150,000 (the highest price)...


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