Pearl Mary Teresa Craigie Papers
1885-1916


Finding Aid Prepared by Michael Stone.
February 2001


Date Range: 1885-1916
Size of Collection: 25 Files.
Date of Acquisition: Purchase.
Terms of Access: Available for faculty, students, or researchers engaged in scholarly or publication projects.
Restrictions on Use or Access: None.
Location in Stacks: In sequence.
Processing Information: Revised November 1981 by BRC, February 1988 by PL, February 2001 by MS
RLIN ID: 89-A197

BIOGRAPHY

       Pearl Richards was born on November 3, 1867 in Boston Massachusetts but was raised in England. In February 1887 she married Mr. Reginald Walpole Craigie a well-connected Englishman. Mrs. Craigie divorced her husband soon after the birth of their only son. In 1892 she converted to Roman Catholicism and added Mary Teresa to her name. Her first literary work had been published in 1891 under the pseudonym John Oliver Hobbes. Her best-known works were The School for Saints and its sequel Robert Orange Mrs. Craigie loved the theater and wrote plays as well as novels. She died on August 13 1906 at the height of her fame.

SCOPE AND CONTENT

       The collection includes incoming and outgoing correspondence and the holograph manuscript for the novelThe Serious Wooing, published in 1901.


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Cataloged Correspondence, 1885-1916


Note: The series contains incoming and outgoing correspondence of Pearl Mary Teresa Craigie. It is arranged chronologically, with undated material at the end of the series.
1    1 Craigie, Pearl Mary Theresa
     To: Annie [Richards]
     London 28 June 1885
     31p. a.l.s.
     
1 Craigie, Pearl Mary Teresa
     To: Nell [Ellen Ternan]
     n.p. November 1896
     1p. a.n.s.
     
1 Craigie, Pearl Mary Teresa
     To: Dorothy Richards
     December 1896
      3 p. a.l.s.
     
1 Craigie, Pearl May Teresa
     To: Miss Curtis
     20 March 1897
     2 p. a.l.s. (in the hand of Zoe proctor, her secretary)
     
1 Craigie, Pearl mary Teresa
     To: Miss Curtis
     25 February 1898
     1 p. a.l.s.
     
1 Craigie, Pearl Mary Teresa
     To: "Dear Madam"
     17 March 1898
     1 p. a.l.s.
     
1 Craigie, Pearl Mary Teresa
     To: Mrs. Halsey
     26 November 1898
     1 p. a.l.s.
     
1 Craigie, Pearl Mary Teresa
     To: Miss Curtis
     3 March 1899
     1 p. a.l.s.
     
1 Craigie, Pearl Mary Teresa
     To: Miss Curtis
     10 April 1899
     1 p. a.l.s.
     
1 Ward, Mary Augusta Arnold (Mrs. Humphrey)
     To: Pearl Mary Teresa Craigie
     Stocks Tring England 10 March 1902
     4 p. a.l.s.
     
1 Craigie, Pearl Mary Teresa
     To Arthur Christopher Benson
     26 March 1904
     3p. a.l.s.
     
1 [Richards, Dorothy]
     To: John Morgan Richards
     London 30 November 1916
     2p. a.l. (by a Lady in Waiting for the Queen of England)
     
1 Craigie, Pearl Mary Teresa
     To Miss Curtis
     7 March [n.y.]
     1 p. a.l.s.
     
1 Craigie, Pearl Mary Teresa
     To: Miss Curtis
     London n.d.
     2 p. a.l.s.
     
1 Ward, Mary Augusta Arnold (Mrs. Humphrey)
     To: Pearl Mary Teresa Craigie
     n.d.
     5 p. a.l.s.
     
1 Ward, Mary Augusta Arnold (Mrs. Humphrey)
     To: Pearl Mary Teresa Craigie a.l.s., 2 p.,
     The Priory [Reigate, Yorkshire] [n.d.]
     2 p. a.l.s.
     
1 Ward, Mary Augusta Arnold (Mrs. Humphrey)
     To: Pearl Mary Teresa Craigie
     [n.d.]
      3 p. a.l.s.
     
1 Ward, Mary Augusta Arnold (Mrs. Humphrey)
     To: Pearl Mary Teresa Craigie
     Carlton Gardens 18 March, [n.y.]
     3 p. a.l.s.
     
1 Ward, Mary Augusta Arnold (Mrs. Humphrey)
     To: Pearl Mary Teresa Craigie
     18 May, n.y.
     3 p. a.l.s.
     
1 Ward, Mary Augusta Arnold (Mrs. Humphrey)
     To: Pearl Mary Teresa Craigie
     The Priory, Reigate [Yorkshire] 3 June [n.y.]
     4 p. a.l.s.
     
1 Ward, Mary Augusta Arnold (Mrs. Humphrey)
     To: Pearl Mary Teresa Craigie
     4 September [n.y.]
     4 p. a.l.s.
     
1 Ward, Mary Augusta Arnold (Mrs. Humphrey)
     To: Pearl Mary Teresa Craigie
     18 September [n.y.]
     4 p. a.l.s.
     

Works


Note: The series consists of the annotated manuscript of Craigie's book The Serious Wooing, written under the pen name of John Oliver Hobbes, and a bookplate autographed by Craigie.
1    2 Bookplate
     
1 The Serious Wooing
     n.d. (Published by Methuen in 1901).
     97 p. a.ms. novel