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Letter from Violet Fane

 Collection — Folder: 1
Call Number: MS P603


Letter written by Violet Fane (literary pseudonym of Mrs. Mary Montgomerie Lamb Singleton, later Lady Currie, 1843-1905) from 22 Grosvenor Place [London] accompanying gift of her book, Collected Verses (London, 1880) to Lady Feversham (Mabel Violet Dunscombe Feversham, countess of, died 1915). Lady Feversham was the wife of William Ernest Dunscombe, 1st Earl of Feversham. Subject: Why the book I'm sending you [presumably Fane's Collected Verses] may not please you as much as the previous ones. The letter was signed '"Violet Fane."'


  • 1880?


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1 folder (2 pages and annotation (1 leaf)) : Note the [apparently original] elegant blue morocco Riviere binding: front board stamped in gold with a violet, and with "Violet Fane" at the foot; highly decorated gilt inner margins; spine with slightly ornamented raised bands, "Collected Verses" at head, "1880" at the foot.

Physical Location

MS P603

Custodial History

Found tipped in before the half-title of the O'Hegarty copy of "Collected Verses" (O'Hegarty B72), which is marked on the inside of the front board "Mabel Feversham 1880", signed "Mabel Feversham" on the title-page, and inscribed on the title-page 'From "Violet Fane" With good wishes for this, & all coming new years. 1880'. The Feversham signature and the inscription on the title-page overlap slightly.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

O'Hegarty, 1959

Separated Materials

Fane, Violet. Collected Verses. London: Smith, Elder, & Co, 15 Waterloo Place, 1880. Located at Spencer Research Library at O'Hegarty B72.

Guide to the Violet Fane Letter
Letter from Violet Fane
Finding aid prepared by alh, 1992; revised by ksc, 2006. Finding aid encoded by skt, 2006.
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Letter from Violet Fane, MS P603, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas

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