- Scope and Contents
The Lady St. Helier Papers consist primarily of social and personal letters received by Susan Mary Elizabeth Stewart-Mackenzie, Lady St. Helier, and one of her daughters, Dorothy Stewart Allhusen. There are also some letters to Francis Henry Jeune, Baron St. Helier; Lady St. Helier's other daughter, Marjorie Fremantle Brodrick, Lady Midleton, and her husband, William St. John Fremantle Brodrick, the Earl of Midleton; and a few other recipients.
The collection has been organized into one series, Correspondence , arranged alphabetically by author, and spans the years 1847-1955, with the bulk of the material dating from between 1885 and 1915.
While in most cases the number of letters under a given correspondent is ten or fewer, there are more substantial groups of letters from several individuals, including Sir Austen Chamberlain (27), Pearl May Teresa Richards Craigie (62), Kate Greenaway (126), Sir Henry Thompson (110), Bishop James Edward Welldon (49), Edith Wharton (38), and Sir Evelyn Wood (82). The correspondence is mainly social in nature and concerns invitations, parties, country houses, and entertainments. Some letters to Baron St. Helier concern politics and legal cases, including those by Viscount Alverstone, William Gladstone, and the Earl of Balfour.
- Conditions Governing Access
The materials are open for research.
- Conditions Governing Use
The Lady St. Helier Papers are the physical property of the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University. Literary rights, including copyright, belong to the authors or their legal heirs and assigns. For further information, consult the appropriate curator.
- Immediate Source of Acquisition
The Lady St. Helier Papers were a gift in memory of Dorothy Allhusen from Richard L. Purdy, Yale 1925, in 1965.
- 2.73 Linear Feet (7 boxes)
- Related Names
- Jeune, Susan Mary Elizabeth Stewart-Mackenzie, Lady, 1931-
- Language of Materials