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Patricia Allan-Burns collection of Eliot Bliss, approximately 1907-1994

 Collection
Identifier: 2011-009

Scope and Contents

Includes proofs and published copies of Bliss's own works, other books from her personal library, correspondence, a manuscript from her mother on a 1907 earthquake, photographs, and ephemera, much of which was used as page markers in her books.

Dates

  • 1907 - 1994

Creator

Access

This material is open for research use by any registered reader.

Use and Copyright

This material is owned by the University of Tulsa, McFarlin Library, Department of Special Collections. Unpublished manuscripts are under copyright. Therefore, permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be secured from both the repository and the copyright holder.

Biographical / Historical

Eliot Bliss was born Eileen Bliss in a Jamaican army garrison in 1903. She was educated in convent schools in England before rejoining her family in Jamaica in 1923. In 1925, she left the island for good and returned to England. Her two novels, Saraband (Peter Davies, 1931) and Luminous Isle (Cobden-Sanderson, 1934), are autobiographical, based on her experiences growing up as a child of Anglo-Irish descent in Jamaica. Bliss adopted the first name Eliot because of her admiration for T.S. Eliot and George Eliot.

Extent

0.5 Linear Feet (1 box)

Language of Materials

English

Physical Location

Collection shelved on 3rd floor.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchase

Separated Materials

Published books cataloged individually with subject heading Patricia Allan-Burns Collection of Eliot Bliss.

Source

Creator

Title
Patricia Allan-Burns collection of Eliot Bliss, circa 1907-1994
Status
Completed
Author
Milissa Burkart
Date
2011 February
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
English

Repository Details

Part of the The University of Tulsa, McFarlin Library, Department of Special Collections & University Archives Repository

Contact:
McFarlin Library
University of Tulsa
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Tulsa 74104-3123 US US
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