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Katherine Mansfield, 1888-1923
Literary File, Photography Collection

513 items (5 boxes)

Acquisition: Internal transfers
Access: Open for research
Processed by: Susan McClellan, 2006
RLIN Record ID: None


Table of Contents

Scope and Contents
Item List
Index of Photographers

Scope and Contents

The Katherine Mansfield Literary File consists of 513 items, the bulk of which are images of Mansfield, her husband John Middleton Murry, and other family members, as well as friends and associates, including Dorothy Brett, Marie Laurencin, D.H. and Frieda Lawrence, Lady Ottoline Morrell, and Leonard and Virginia Woolf. The file also contains views of places in New Zealand, England, France, Italy, and Switzerland that are associated with Mansfield. An index at the end of this guide lists photographers whose work is featured in this file. Further descriptions of some items are available in a card catalog in the repository.

This file forms a part of the Literary File Collection, which is comprised of photographs and albums withdrawn from the libraries and/or papers of literary figures, and generally include portraits and images collected by or of those figures.


Item List

Container Accession / P No. Description
PH:LF:Mansfield, K., Box 1 P1-P6, P8-P9, P12-P33, P36-P38, P40-P68, P72-P92 Chiefly images of Mansfield, family members, her husband John Middleton Murry, and various other people, including Dorothy Brett, Francis Carco, Marie Laurencin, D. H. and Frieda Lawrence, Lady Ottoline Morrell, and Leonard and Virginia Woolf, as well as places associated with Mansfield in New Zealand, England, France, Italy, and Switzerland.
PH:LF:Mansfield, K., Box 2 957:0057:0001-0100Images of Mansfield in various locations, including her home and schools in New Zealand, Queen's College (London, England), vacations in the Mediterranean, and the home of D. H. Lawrence.
PH:LF:Mansfield, K., Box 3 957:0057:0101-0148; 980:0109:0001-0002; 980:0165:0001-0040 Images of Mansfield in various locations, including her home and schools in New Zealand, Queen's College (London, England), vacations in the Mediterranean, and the home of D. H. Lawrence.
PH:LF:Mansfield, K., Box 3 980:0109:0001-0002Images of Mansfield at Queen's College (London, England).
PH:LF:Mansfield, K., Box 3 980:0165:0001-0040Images of or pertaining to Mansfield collected by Ruth Elvish Mantz.
PH:LF:Mansfield, K., Box 4 980:0165:0041-0130Images of or pertaining to Mansfield collected by Ruth Elvish Mantz.
PH:LF:Mansfield, K., Box 5 980:0165:0131-0206, 0213-0218Images of or pertaining to Mansfield collected by Ruth Elvish Mantz.
PH:LF:OV Box, Small 980:0165:0219-0221Group portraits of (middle school?) children dressed in costumes for a play or pageant, collected by Ruth Elvish Mantz.
PH:OV:053 [unnumbered] View of Mansfield's house, with handwritten note on mount verso: "K M's house - Hampstead Heath / taken from rear." Image approx. 16 x 26 cm., printed on paper approx. 32 x 38 cm. Handwritten, upper left of verso: "In this residence - 1918 - 21 / K.M. entertained D.H.L. de la Mare, Kot [?], Conrad Aikan, [illegible], Virginia Woolf, etc. - as 'silent' ed. of Athenaeum." Handwritten, upper right of verso: "East Heath Road - 2 Portland Villas / Now - late 1960's - dedicated with plaque to Katherine Mansfield." Stamped, center of verso: "Enlargement by EKS Eastman Kodak Stores / Nov 18 1936."
PH:LF:Albums:Mansfield, K. 980:0165:0222-026443 photographic prints; chiefly portraits.
FC-01:DR-04 P70-P71Views of Mansfield's gravestone at Protestant Cemetery, Avon-Fontainbleau, France (glass negatives).
FC-01:DR-04P93-P100 Images of the place in France where Mansfield died marked with plaques by Les Amis de la Forêt, Le Syndicat d'Initiative, Fontainebleau, June 1939 (glass negatives).
FC-01:DR-04 980:0165:0207-0212Chiefly images of Mansfield's family(?) in New Zealand, collected by Ruth Elvish Mantz (glass negatives).
NV:LF Boxes957:0057:0148 Nitrate negative of graphic image (same number assigned to corresponding photographic print).


Index of Photographers

Agence Photographique Francaise--P92
Alban, Georges--P89
Baker, Ida--P1-P3, 957:0057:0010
Currie, Duncan--P44
Editions Aris--P90
Esparcieux, G.--P67-P68, P72-P78, P86-P88
Jones, J. W., fl. 1920s-1930s--957:0057:0095
Martin Drake Ltd.--P38, P91


Katherine Mansfield Literary File Finding Aid
(Last modified: 21 June 2007)

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