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Butts, Mary, 1890-1937



  • Existence: December 13, 1890-March 5, 1937

English writer Mary Butts (1890-1937) was born in Parkstone, Dorset, the daughter of Captain F. J. Butts and Mary (Briggs) Butts. Profoundly interested in the supernatural, and writing as often about the classical world as the modern, Butts was acclaimed as a short story writer and novelist in her lifetime. Butts was married twice, first to publisher John Rodker in 1918 (their daughter, Camilla, was born in 1920), and secondly to artist Gabriel Atkin in 1930. After living intensely amid literary and artistic social circles in London and in Europe, she died at the age of forty-six in Sennen, Cornwall.

Found in 8 Collections and/or Records:

Mary Butts papers

Call Number: GEN MSS 487
Overview: The Mary Butts Papers consist of writings, correspondence, and other papers of the British writer Mary Butts, as well as papers of her daughter Camilla Rodker Bagg and other family members, and the research files and drafts of writings about Butts of several researchers. The papers span the years 1830 to 1990, but the bulk fall between 1915-37. They are organized into three series: Papers of Mary Butts, ...
Dates: 1830-1990, bulk 1915-1937

"Journals", 1916-1937.

 Part of Collection — Box: 29A/192, Folder: 9
Call Number: MSS 29, MSS 29A, Series XI, Sub-Series XXIXA/XI.A

Lawrence & Wishart records

Call Number: GEN MSS 703
Overview: The collection consists of correspondence, business and financial records, artwork, and photographs relating to the early years of the British publishing company Lawrence & Wishart, its predecessor company Wishart & Company, and the founding partner Ernest Edward Wishart. Correspondence includes letters to, from, and about various authors, journalists, lawyers, and booksellers, among others. There is extensive correspondence concerning the publication of Jack Butler Yeats's book Sligo...
Dates: 1927-1951

Letter : Hotel de la Colline, to an unidentified recipient, n.d.

 Part of Collection — Box: 74, Folder: GROUP 2981, F-1
Call Number: GEN MSS MISC
Scope and Contents: ALS to "My dears" asking them to cash a check for her and asking after H. G. Wells.
Dates: n.d.

Mary Butts Diary Excerpt., 1927.

 Part of Collection — Box: 29A/192, Folder: 10
Call Number: MSS 29, MSS 29A, Series XI, Sub-Series XXIXA/XI.A

[Selected Poems of Mary Butts]., n.d.

 Part of Collection — Box: 29A/192, Folder: 11
Call Number: MSS 29, MSS 29A, Series XI, Sub-Series XXIXA/XI.A

Selected Poems of Mary Butts., n.d.

 Part of Collection — Box: 29A/192, Folder: 12
Call Number: MSS 29, MSS 29A, Series XI, Sub-Series XXIXA/XI.A

Glenway Wescott papers

Call Number: YCAL MSS 134
Overview: The Glenway Wescott Papers consist of correspondence, journals, notebooks, manuscripts, personal and financial papers, research files,photographs, graphic items, clippings, objects, and audiotapes. The material documents Wescott's life, work, and personal relationships with many noted artists, writers, and performers of the 20th century including his long-time companion, Monroe Wheeler, many of whose papers are included here.Series I, Correspondence, consists of six subseries:...
Dates: 1900-1990