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Katherine Mansfield and the (Post)colonial$
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Janet Wilson, Gerri Kimber, and Delia da Sousa Correa

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780748669097

Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: May 2014

DOI: 10.3366/edinburgh/9780748669097.001.0001

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The 2012 Alexander Turnbull Library Mansfield/Murry Acquisition

The 2012 Alexander Turnbull Library Mansfield/Murry Acquisition

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(p.167) The 2012 Alexander Turnbull Library Mansfield/Murry Acquisition
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Katherine Mansfield and the (Post)colonial
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Fiona Oliver

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Edinburgh University Press
DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9780748669097.003.0014

This report focuses on the acquisition of the Murry/Mansfield archive by the Alexander Turnbull Library after two years of negotiation with the Murry family. Earlier purchases from Murry demonstrate a story of an emerging national resource, but also of the resuscitation of Mansfield’s spirit. The latest purchase is the largest acquired by the ATL since the 1950s. As well as Murry’s papers, there are documents relating to D.H. and Frieda Lawrence, photographs, Hogarth Press First editions, locks of Mansfield’s hair, her cloak and typewriter, and a Māori head carved from gum. An important discovery in this collection was made by Gerri Kimber, ‘Sumurun: Am Impression of Leopoldine Konstantin’ (1911), a previously unknown creative impression of a play that Mansfield saw in London in January 1911.

Keywords:   Alexander Turnbull Library, John Middleton Murry, D.H. Lawrence, Hogarth Press

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