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Collection Level Description: Papers of 'Michael Field'

Reference: MSS. Eng. poet. a. 2, c. 28-31, c. 33-40, c. 66, d. 54-112, d. 204-6, e. 60-85, e. 137-48, f. 18-23, g. 3-4; Eng. lett. c. 418-34, d. 120-1, d. 400-8, e. 31-3, e. 142-3; Eng. misc. b. 47, b. 191, c. 301-4, c. 653-7, d. 333-7, d. 973-86, e. 335-43, e. 941, g. 16-17; Eng. th. d. 37-8
Title: Papers of 'Michael Field'
Dates of Creation: 1832-1970
Extent: 195 shelfmarks
Name of Creator: Katharine Harris Bradley (1846-1914) and Edith Emma Cooper (1862-1913).

Language of Material: English

Administrative/Biographical History

'Michael Field' was the joint pseudonym of Katharine Harris Bradley (1846-1914) and her niece Edith Emma Cooper (1862-1913). Details under the name of 'Michael Field' are given in Who Was Who.

Scope and Content

Papers of 'Michael Field', arranged into five groups:

Administrative Information

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The bulk of the working papers was given to the Bodleian in 1942, the rest being bought from D.C. and Riette Sturge Moore in 1974. Papers of Thomas Sturge Moore and Ursula Bridge relating to 'Michael Field' were given to the Library in 1974.

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Further Information

Finding Aids

M. Clapinson and T.D. Rogers, Summary Catalogue of Post-Medieval Western Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library Oxford. Acquisitions 1916-1975. (Oxford, 1991), vol. I, nos. 46116-316.

Related Units of Description

Diaries and some correspondence of Katharine Harris Bradley and Edith Emma Cooper are in the British Library (Add. MSS. 45851-6, 46776-804, 46866-7).

Access Points


Drama | 19th century

Drama | 20th century

Poetry | 19th century

Poetry | 20th century

Bradley | Katherine Harris | 1846-1914 | Poet and Dramatist called Arran Leigh also shared pseudonym with Edith Emma Cooper, Michael Field

Cooper | Edith Emma | 1862-1913 | poet and dramatist called Isa Leigh and shared pseudonym with Katherine Bradley as Michael Field

Field | Michael | fl 1871-1911 | see Bradley Katherine Harris

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