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Briggs, Julia, 1943-2007



  • Existence: 1943-12-30 - 2007-08-16


Professor of English literature, De Montfort Univ. and emeritus fellow of Hertford Coll., Oxford; author.

Found in 429 Collections and/or Records:

University of Reading Library to Julia Briggs, 1987-05-19

 Item — Box: 3, Folder: 9
Identifier: 2005.
Scope and Contents

Written by Michael Bott, keeper of archives and manuscripts.

Dates: 1987-05-19

Watts, Marjorie to Julia Briggs, 1988-06-21

 Item — Box: 3, Folder: 11
Identifier: 2005.
Scope and Contents

"Dear Mrs Briggs Now to your letter and the photo - [?] my daughter and I have come to the conclusion that the one enclosed (herewith returned) must have been of Arthur; altho' it does not tally with his description of himself, or that earlier photo of him with the dog, or any of my own photos. But the fact that yours was in the Bland family album - and identified by Paul Bland proves the point..."

Dates: 1988-06-21

Watts, Marjorie to Julia Briggs, 1988-06-06

 Item — Box: 3, Folder: 11
Identifier: 2005.
Scope and Contents

"Dear Miss/Mrs(?) Briggs, I was delighted to get your letter this morning - together with my [?] of family photos and the other one which you think may be of Arthur. I agree with you it could perhaps be Arthur - although I have never seen a photo of him with a moustache or heard of one!..."

Dates: 1988-06-06

Watts, Marjorie to Mr. Cohen, 1988-05-19

 Item — Box: 3, Folder: 11
Identifier: 2005.
Scope and Contents "Dear Mr Cohen Thank you for your letter of May 9th. I have no photograph of Arthur with E. Nesbit, but I enclose one of him with a dog when he was about 20-21 at the Slade. I am sorry I have to include it with a number of other photos, but it is from an album. Arthur was born in 1883 and was a lot order than me; he was at the Slade Art School in about 1902-4 so he was between 19 and 20 when he met - thro' her daughter - E. Nesbit. She dedicates 3 books to him (see my letter to Julia Briggs,...
Dates: 1988-05-19

Watts, Mrs. Arthur [Marjorie] to Julia Briggs, March 11

 Item — Box: 3, Folder: 11
Identifier: 2005.
Scope and Contents "Dear Miss or Mrs Briggs, I have read your book about E. Nesbit with great pleasure, - in fact I asked my family to give it me for Christmas, because I knew there was a lot in it about my late husband, Arthur Watts. Actually, early in my marriage - perhaps the summer of 1925 or 6 - Doris Langley Moore came to see us to talk to Arthur about his friendship with E. Nesbit when he was at the Slade. She had only lately died a year or two before, and he[sic] second husband, Tommy Tucker, had given...
Dates: March 11

Yale University Press to Julia Briggs, 1997-08-06

 Item — Box: 3, Folder: 12
Identifier: 2005.
Scope and Contents

Written by Mary C. Francis, assistant to Cynthia Wells. Two photographs of artwork were originally included with this letter, but they have been removed and placed into the photographic series.

Dates: 1997-08-06

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Archival Object 428
Collection 1
Authors, English -- 19th century -- Biography 1
Children's literature, English. 1
Special Collections -- Manuscripts -- Moore, Doris Langley. 1
Special Collections -- Manuscripts -- Nesbit, E. 1
Women -- England -- London -- Biography 1