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Richard Jefferies Collection (VMF087)

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Stonehenge [essay] by Frances Anne Collins

Writer Who Loved the Country: Richard Jefferies [essay] by W. Hazell. Clipping from the Co-operative News

Eric Harris to Samuel Looker

Samuel Looker to Eric Harris

Eric Harris to Samuel Looker

Samuel Looker to Eric Harris

The Associated Booksellers of Great Britain and Ireland, London Branch Associates. Announcement of a lecture by Samuel Looker in honor of the centenary of Richard Jefferies

English Association, Worthing Branch. In Memory of Richard Jefferies...: Centenary Commeration [program]

Clipping from unidentified newspaper concerning Jefferies centenary tribute

Phoenix House Ltd., London. Advertising flyer for Chronicles of the Hedges [collection of essays] by Jefferies and The Jefferies Companion [compilation] by Samuel Looker



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Title: Richard Jefferies Collection (VMF087), 1916-1948Add to your cart.

Predominant Dates:1916-1948

ID: MSS/VMF/087

Primary Creator: Jefferies, Richard (1848-1887)

Extent: 10.0 Items

Date Acquired: 08/04/1978

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

Miscellaneous clippings, programs, announcements, and correspondence relating to Jefferies and the celebration surrounding the centenary of his birth.

Collection Historical Note

John Richard Jefferies (November 6, 1848 –August 14, 1887) was an English nature writer, noted for his depiction of English rural life in essays, books of natural history, and novels. His childhood on a small Wiltshire farm had a great influence on him and provides the background to all his major works of fiction. For all that, these show a remarkable diversity, including Bevis (1882), a classic children's book, and After London (1885), an early work of science fiction. For much of his adult life, he suffered from tuberculosis, and his struggles with the illness and with poverty also play a role in his writing. Jefferies valued and cultivated an intensity of feeling in his experience of the world around him, a cultivation that he describes in detail in The Story of My Heart (1883). This work, an introspective depiction of his thoughts and feelings on the world, gained him the reputation of a nature mystic at the time. But it is his success in conveying his awareness of nature and people within it, both in his fiction and in essay collections such as The Amateur Poacher (1879) and Round About a Great Estate (1880), that has drawn most admirers.

Administrative Information

Repository: MSS Manuscripts

Access Restrictions: Open

Use Restrictions:

Users of the collection must read and agree to abide by the rules and procedures set forth in the Materials Use Policies.

Providing access to materials does not constitute permission to publish or otherwise authorize use. All publication not covered by fair use or other exceptions is restricted to those who have permission of the copyright holder, which may or may not be Washington University.

If you wish to publish or license Special Collections materials, please contact Special Collections to inquire about copyright status at (314) 935-5495 or spec@wumail.wustl.edu. (Publish means quotation in whole or in part in seminar or term papers, theses or dissertations, journal articles, monographs, books, digital forms, photographs, images, dramatic presentations, transcriptions, or any other form prepared for a limited or general public.)

Acquisition Method:

Originally laid in Jefferies' Land by Richard Jefferies. DA690 S98 J4 1896a

Accession number 1479

Preferred Citation: Name of the Collection, Washington University Libraries, Department of Special Collections

Processing Information: Processed August 1978


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[Item 1: Stonehenge [essay] by Frances Anne Collins, 1916: June],
[Item 2: Writer Who Loved the Country: Richard Jefferies [essay] by W. Hazell. Clipping from the Co-operative News, 1947: March 8],
[Item 3: Eric Harris to Samuel Looker, 1947: September 29],
[Item 4: Samuel Looker to Eric Harris, 1947: October 2],
[Item 5: Eric Harris to Samuel Looker, 1948: March 10],
[Item 6: Samuel Looker to Eric Harris, 1948: September 18],
[Item 7: The Associated Booksellers of Great Britain and Ireland, London Branch Associates. Announcement of a lecture by Samuel Looker in honor of the centenary of Richard Jefferies, 1948: November],
[Item 8: English Association, Worthing Branch. In Memory of Richard Jefferies...: Centenary Commeration [program], 1948: November 6],
[Item 9: Clipping from unidentified newspaper concerning Jefferies centenary tribute, 1948: November 7],
[Item 10: Phoenix House Ltd., London. Advertising flyer for Chronicles of the Hedges [collection of essays] by Jefferies and The Jefferies Companion [compilation] by Samuel Looker],
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Item 1: Stonehenge [essay] by Frances Anne Collins, 1916: JuneAdd to your cart.
Printed pamphlet, 4 pages


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