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Mark Holloway papers related to Martha Gordon Crotch

 Collection
Call Number: GEN MSS 933

Scope and Contents

The papers consist of material gathered by Mark Holloway in preparation for his unpublished biography of Martha Gordon Crotch. Series I holds Crotch's autograph manuscript diaries describing her daily activities between 1935 and 1956 and her relationships with friends Alexander (Sasha) Berkman, Emmy Eckstein, Emma Goldman, Frieda Lawrence, and Norman Douglas, among others. Also present is the typescript of Crotch's autobiography and some personal papers and photographs, including a folder of material on Francis Frederick Gordon, editor of the Advocate of India. Series II holds Mark Holloway's notes and other research material, as well as autograph manuscript and typescript pages of outlines, drafts, and chapters of his projected book, which had the working title "Auntie: a biographical memoir of Mrs. Gordon Crotch (1879-1967) of Vence, and of some of her friends -- Frieda Lawrence, Emma Goldman, Norman Douglas, and Robert Nichols -- during the decade 1930-1940."

Dates

  • 1890 - 1970
  • Majority of material found within 1935 - 1970

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

The materials are open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

The Mark Holloway Papers Related to Martha Gordon Crotch is 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

Purchased from David J. Holmes on the Edwin J. Beinecke Book Fund, 2004.

Arrangement

Organized into two series: I. Martha Gordon Crotch Papers, 1890-1970. II. Mark Holloway Papers, undated.

Extent

5 Linear Feet (5 boxes)

Language of Materials

English

Catalog Record

A record for this collection is available in Orbis, the Yale University Library catalog

Persistent URL

http://hdl.handle.net/10079/fa/beinecke.holloway

Overview

The papers consist of material gathered by Mark Holloway in preparation for his unpublished biography of Martha Gordon Crotch. Series I holds Crotch's autograph manuscript diaries describing her daily activities between 1935 and 1956 and her relationships with friends Alexander (Sasha) Berkman, Emmy Eckstein, Emma Goldman, Frieda Lawrence, and Norman Douglas, among others. Also present is a typescript of Crotch's autobiography, some personal papers, and photographs, including a folder of material on Francis Frederick Gordon, editor of the Advocate of India. Series II holds Mark Holloway's notes and other research material, as well as autograph manuscript and typescript pages of outlines, drafts, and chapters of his projected book which had the working title "Auntie: a biographical memoir of Mrs. Gordon Crotch (1879-1967) of Vence, and of some of her friends -- Frieda Lawrence, Emma Goldman, Norman Douglas, and Robert Nichols -- during the decade 1930-1940."

Mark Holloway (1917-2004)

Mark Holloway, English poet, editor, and biographer.

Martha Gordon Crotch (1879-1967)

Martha Harriet Gordon was born in Hartlepool, England; she became officially, by deed poll in 1929, Martha Gordon Crotch, presumably due to an association with her friend William Walter Crotch. Known as "Auntie," she was the proprietor of The Peasant Shop, a bohemian pottery store/antiques shop/tea room in the artists' colony in Vence, France.

Processing Information

Collections are processed to a variety of levels, depending on the work necessary to make them usable, their perceived research value, the availability of staff, competing priorities, and whether or not further accruals are expected. The library attempts to provide a basic level of preservation and access for all collections, and does more extensive processing of higher priority collections as time and resources permit.

This collection includes materials previously identified by the following call number: Uncat MSS 693.
Title
Guide to the Mark Holloway Papers Related to Martha Gordon Crotch
Author
by Beinecke Staff
Date
2013
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

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Access Information

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