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Finding Aid for the John Stuart Verschoyle Papers 1884-1915
MS.2007.001  
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Series 1.  Correspondence 1881-1915

Physical Description: 2 boxes (1 linear foot)

Scope and Content Note

Approximately 400 letters written to John Stuart Verschoyle between 1881-1915 by various and diverse leaders in late Victorian literature, politics, journalism and society. The majority of letters are related to Verschoyle's work as an assistant editor of the Fortnightly Review and the social circle he built as a result of this work, but Verschoyle's connections to colonial African mining interests are also well-represented as is his involvement in social reform movements, particularly the anti-vivisection movement. Frequent correspondents include Frank Harris, Theodore Watts-Dunton, Oswald Crawfurd, Frances Power Cobbe, Edward Dowden, Edmund Gosse and Emile Joseph Dillon. Other important names represented here include Henry James, Rudyard Kipling, Thomas Hardy, W.T. Stead, and A.C. Swinburne.

Arrangement

Correspondence is arranged in alphabetical order by correspondent and in chronological order within folders.
Box 1, Folder 1

Aldin, Cecil undated

Physical Description: 1 item
Box 1, Folder 4

Archer, William 1889-1891

Physical Description: 5 items
Box 2, Folder 31

Balfour, Arthur James 1889

Physical Description: 1 item
Box 1, Folder 5

Barrie, J.M. 1890, undated

Physical Description: 2 items
Box 1, Folder 6

Beit, Alfred 1889

Physical Description: 1 item
Box 1, Folder 7

Black, Clementina undated

Physical Description: 1 item
Box 1, Folder 8

Blackmore, R.D. (Richard Doddridge) 1896-1897

Physical Description: 3 items
Box 1, Folder 9

Buchanan, Robert undated

Physical Description: 1 item
Box 1, Folder 10

Bunting, Percy William 1903, 1909

Physical Description: 2 items
Box 1, Folder 11

Burne-Jones, Philip undated

Physical Description: 1 item
Box 1, Folder 12

Blaze de Bury, Marie 1890-1892, undated

Physical Description: 4 items
Box 1, Folder 13

Cawston, George 1889

Physical Description: 2 items
Box 1, Folder 14

Chamberlain, Rahmeh undated

Physical Description: 3 items
Box 1, Folder 17

Cobbe, Frances Power after 1884

Physical Description: 17 items
Box 1, Folder 16

Compton, Lord Alwyne undated

Physical Description: 1 item
Box 1, Folder 18-19

Crawfurd, Oswald 1888-1897, undated

Physical Description: 34 items
Box 1, Folder 20

Dameron, N. (?) undated

Physical Description: 1 item
Box 1, Folder 21

Darmesteter, Mary 1891

Physical Description: 1 item
Box 1, Folder 23

Davidson, John 1899

Physical Description: 4 items
Box 1, Folder 22

Davidson, Randall T. 1889

Physical Description: 1 item
Box 1, Folder 24

Dilke, Charles Wentworth 1891, undated

Physical Description: 7 items
Box 1, Folder 25

Dilke, Emilia F. 1891

Physical Description: 1 item
Box 1, Folder 26

Dillon, Emile Joseph 1890-1892, 1899, undated

Physical Description: 22 items
Box 1, Folder 27

Dowden, Edward 1886-1897

Physical Description: 17 items
Box 1, Folder 28

Eastlake, Elizabeth Rigby 1888-1893

Physical Description: 8 items
Box 1, Folder 29

Everett, Katharine 1926

Physical Description: 1 item

Scope and Content Note

Postcard addressed to "W. Verschoyle-Campbell, 9 Fitzwilliam Sq, Dublin."
Box 1, Folder 30

Farrar, F.W. (Frederic William) 1902

Physical Description: 1 item
Box 1, Folder 31

Fawcett, Edgar undated

Physical Description: 1 item
Box 1, Folder 32

Fawcett, Dame Millicent Garrett 1891, undated

Physical Description: 2 items
Box 1, Folder 33

Francillon, R.E. (Robert Edward) 1895

Physical Description: 1 item
Box 1, Folder 34

Fremantle, W.H. (William Henry) 1887-1888, 1896

Physical Description: 3 items
Box 1, Folder 35

French Ministry of Commerce (Ministere du Commerce et de l'Industrie), Exposition Universelle de 1889 1889

Physical Description: 1 item
Box 1, Folder 36

Gattie, Catherine A. ca. 1909

Physical Description: 1 item
Box 1, Folder 37

Grand, Sarah 1899

Physical Description: 1 item
Box 1, Folder 38

Gosse, Edmund 1888-1891, 1896

Physical Description: 13 items
Box 1, Folder 39

Hardy, Thomas 1887, 1891

Physical Description: 4 items
Box 1, Folder 40

Hadwen, Walter (British Union for the Abolition of Vivisection) 1910

Physical Description: 1 item
Box 1, Folder 48-49

Harris, Frank 1884-1898

Physical Description: 24 items
Box 1, Folder 41

Harrod, Charles? 1896

Physical Description: 1 item
Box 1, Folder 42

Henley, W.E. (William Ernest) 1891, undated

Physical Description: 2 items
Box 1, Folder 43

Herbert, Auberon 1890-1891

Physical Description: 5 items
Box 1, Folder 44

Herbert, Clair undated

Physical Description: 1 item
Box 1, Folder 45

Hichens, Robert 1901

Physical Description: 1 item addressed to M. Arapott of Cairo
Box 1, Folder 46

Huxley, T.H. (Thomas Henry) 1888

Physical Description: 1 item
Box 1, Folder 50

Ingelow, Jean undated

Physical Description: 1 item

Scope and Content Note

Letter begins "My dear Madame," and it is unclear if it was originally sent to JSV.
Box 1, Folder 51

James, Henry 1900, 1906

Physical Description: 3 items
Box 1, Folder 52

Jephson, A. J. Mounteney (Arthur Jermy Mounteney) 1891

Physical Description: 1 item
Box 1, Folder 53

Johnston, H.H. (Henry Hamilton) 1881-1891, 1897

Physical Description: 11 items
Box 1, Folder 54

Knight-Bruce, G.W.H. (George Wyndham Hamilton) undated

Physical Description: 2 items
Box 1, Folder 55

Kipling, Rudyard 1896-1906, undated

Physical Description: 9 items
Box 1, Folder 56

Le Gallienne, Richard 1891, 1896

Physical Description: 4 items
Box 1, Folder 57

Leigh, J.W. (James Wentworth) 1891, 1895

Physical Description: 4 items
Box 1, Folder 58

Linton, E. Lynn (Eliza Lynn) undated

Physical Description: 3 items
Box 1, Folder 59

Low, Sidney J. 1889-1892, undated

Physical Description: 7 items
Box 1, Folder 61

MacQuoid, Katharine S. 1884-1891

Physical Description: 3 items
Box 1, Folder 62

Maguire, Rochfort 1891

Physical Description: 1 item
Box 1, Folder 60

Malabari, B.M. (Behramji Merwanji) 1891

Physical Description: 1 item
Box 1, Folder 63

Manning, Henry E. 1889

Physical Description: 3 items
Box 1, Folder 64

Meredith, George 1893-1894

Physical Description: 3 items
Box 1, Folder 65

Meynell, Alice ca. 1896

Physical Description: 2 items
Box 1, Folder 66

Morris, Lewis 1899, 1905

Physical Description: 2 items
Box 1, Folder 67

Morris, William undated

Physical Description: 1 item
Box 1, Folder 68

Moulton, Louise Chandler undated

Physical Description: 7 items
Box 2, Folder 1

Muller, F. Max 1888

Physical Description: 1 item
Box 2, Folder 2

Myers, F.W.H. (Frederic William Henry) 1889-1891

Physical Description: 5 items
Box 2, Folder 3

Norwich, Bishop of undated

Physical Description: 1 item
Box 2, Folder 4

Pater, Walter ca 1889

Physical Description: 4 items
Box 2, Folder 5

Patmore, Coventry 1893-1895

Physical Description: 6 items
Box 2, Folder 6

Peel, Robert undated

Physical Description: 1 item
Box 2, Folder 7

Plunket, William Conyngham 1888

Physical Description: 1 item
Box 2, Folder 8

Plunkett, Horace 1892-1893, undated

Physical Description: 8 items
Box 2, Folder 9

Pottinger, Henry 1889-1891, undated

Physical Description: 9 items
Box 2, Folder 10

Prior, C.H. 1887

Physical Description: 1 item
Box 2, Folder 11

Prothero, R.E. (Roland Edmund) 1891

Physical Description: 1 item
Box 2, Folder 12

Rajou, Antoine 1890

Physical Description: 1 item
Box 2, Folder 13

Rhodes, Cecil 1891, undated

Physical Description: 2 items

Scope and Content Note

1 item is an incomplete draft of a letter from JSV to Rhodes.
Box 2, Folder 14

Sarrazin, Gabriel 1889

Physical Description: 1 item
Box 2, Folder 15

Seaver, F.W. undated

Physical Description: 1 item
Box 2, Folder 16

Selous, F.C. (Frederick Courteney) 1889-1890, undated

Physical Description: 3 items
Box 2, Folder 17

Sharp, William 1890, 1900, undated

Physical Description: 6 items

Scope and Content Note

Includes 1 letter from Sharp's pseudonym Fiona MacLeod.
Box 2, Folder 18

Shorter, Clement undated

Physical Description: 1 item
Box 2, Folder 19

Stead, W.T. (William Thomas) 1889-1893

Physical Description: 7 items

Scope and Content Note

Includes an incomplete letter to Stead from JSV.
Box 2, Folder 20

Symonds, J.A. (John Addington) 1889

Physical Description: 1 item
Box 2, Folder 21

Swinburne, A.C. (Algernon Charles) 1889, undated

Physical Description: 3 items

Scope and Content Note

Includes a printed proof of a poem with JSV's notes.
Box 2, Folder 22

Tynan, Katharine undated

Physical Description: 1 item
Box 2, Folder 23

Tyrrell, R.Y. (Robert Yelverton) undated

Physical Description: 13 items
Box 2, Folder 24

Ward, Mary (Mrs. Humphry) 1902

Physical Description: 1 item
Box 2, Folder 25

Watson, William 1890, 1909, undated

Physical Description: 8 items
Box 2, Folder 28

Watts-Dunton, Clara 1914-1915

Physical Description: 2 items
Box 2, Folder 26-27

Watts-Dunton, Theodore 1888-1914

Physical Description: 25 items
Box 2, Folder 29

Webster, Wentworth 1881-1891

Physical Description: 4 items
Box 2, Folder 30

Whistler, J. MacNeil undated

Physical Description: 1 item
Box 2, Folder 32

Wolseley, Garnet Joseph 1891-1895, undated

Physical Description: 4 items
Box 2, Folder 33

Wyndham, George undated

Physical Description: 1 item
 

Series 2. Miscellany 1888-1893

Physical Description: 3 folders

Scope and Content Note

This series contains several miscellaneous items found in the Verschoyle archive.

Arrangement

These items are arranged in alphabetical order by author.
Box 1, Folder 2

Anonymous manuscript essay on Shakespeare undated

Box 1, Folder 3

Anonymous, religious text in Latin September 19, 1893

Box 1, Folder 15

Church of England, printed circulars 1888, undated

Physical Description: 2 items