Hudson (Elizabeth) Collection of E.Œ. Somerville & Personal Papers
Collection contains correspondence, writings, drawings and paintings, and other papers documenting the life of E. Œ. Somerville, as well as materials related to Elizabeth Hudson's interest in the military and her involvement in the relief efforts of World Wars I and II. Correspondence includes letters to Hudson from the Chiswick Press, Hildegarde Coghill, Geraldine Cummins, Edith Somerville, Moira Somerville, and A. J. A. Symons concerning the Somerville family's life in Ireland, Edith Somerville's writing, and efforts by Hudson and Somerville to publish a bibliography of the works of Somerville and Ross. Other letters include correspondence between Somerville and various individuals and some third-party letters.Writings include drafts and proofs of Hudson's Somerville and Ross bibliography, typescript copies of portions of Somerville's diary, and a typescript of Somerville's play Flurry's Wedding. Artwork contains original and reproduction drawings and paintings by Somerville. Photographs include pictures of Somerville, her sister Hildegarde Coghill and others. Other materials include notes and papers related to the bibliography and to Somerville's writing in general, as well as transcriptions of automatic writing and spiritual communications with Somerville, her cousin Martin Ross, and Hudson's friend and companion Dorothy Sturges.Papers related to war and the military document Hudson's service in the American Red Cross Military Hospital No. 1 during World War I, and her involvement in relief efforts for France during World War II. Included are letters to Hudson from soldiers, nurses and children, photographs of Paris, military hospitals, soldiers and nurses, scrapbooks of newspaper clippings, and other papers.