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Dorothy Miller Richardson papers, 1909-1959

Identifier: 1975-003

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of correspondence between Richardson and Eliot Bliss, Peggy Kirkcaldy, Rose Odle and John Hinsdale Thompson, John Cowper-Powys, Phyllis Cowper-Powys to Rose Odle, H. G. Wells and Miriam Grossman to Leon Edel. The correspondence dates from 1928 to 1952. Also included in the collection are typescript and carbon copy typescript transcriptions of articles by Richardson, reminiscences of Richardson by Elizabeth Odle Turner and Pauline Marrian, and a checklist and annotated bibliography by Gloria Glikin. Also included in the collection is the manuscript for Dawn's Left Hand and an autobiographical draft piece by British artist, Adrian Allinson, entitled A Painter's Pilgrimage which includes numerous corrections and editor's notes by Richardson. Accompanying this manuscript are fifteen poems by Allinson. The miscellaneous material consists of a pocket notebook belonging to Leon Edel and photocopied press cuttings relating to Richardson.


  • Creation: 1909 - 1959


These materials are in English.


This material is open for research use by any registered reader. This material is housed off-site and will require advance notice of 1 business day for use.

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 Unpublished manuscripts are under copyright.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

Dorothy Miller Richarson, a British Author, born on May 17, 1873. She began working as a governess as a teen because of family financial difficulties. Her father went bankrupt in 1893 and her mother committed suiside 1895. She moved to Bloomsbury, London to work as a receptionist. She published her first article in 1902. Her association with writers and radicals influenced her writing. She went on to write articles, book reviews, short stories and poems. She is known for creating feminine prose and a feminine voice in her writings. She wrote her first novel, "Painted Roof," in 1915. She wrote two novels on the subject of Quakers. She married Alan Olde in 1917. She used her writings to support her and her husband. She died on June 17, 1957.


2.5 Linear Feet (3 document boxes and 1 oversize box)

Physical Location

3 document boxes shelved at off-site storage; 1 oversize box shelved on 5th floor oversize shelved.

Immediate Source of Acquisition


Dorothy Miller Richardson papers, 1909-1959
Lori N. Curtis
1997 August
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Repository Details

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

McFarlin Library
University of Tulsa
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Tulsa 74104-3123 USA
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