Papers of Joan Feisenberger (née Greenall), with Bligh family papers

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Table of Contents

Introduction
A   Letters to Joan Feisenberger 1802-1990
    A.1   Letters from J. H. Freeman 1933-1994
    A.2   Letters from John Mair ('Aubery') to Joan Greenall, including some drafts of poems and short stories, and a few hotel bills 1934-41, n.d.
B   Letters to Joan Mair, and papers of John Mair 1802-1990
C   Papers of Joan Feisenberger and Eric Bligh 1933-1965
    C.1   Letters from Eric Bligh to Joan Feisenberger 1933-65
    C.2   Correspondence of Eric Bligh 1897-1948
    C.3   Letters from Joan Feisenberger to Eric Bligh 1933-65, n.d.
    C.4   Letters to Eric Bligh from various correspondents 1904-65
    C.5   Papers of Eric Bligh 1899-1904
    C.6   Bligh family papers 1802-1925
D   Photographs


Papers of Joan Feisenberger (née Greenall), with Bligh family papers, 1802-1990

1802-1990

Abstract:
Papers of Joan Feisenberger, with Bligh family papers, 1802-1990

Extent: 3.5 Linear metres, 35 shelfmarks
Language(s) of Material: English

Full range of shelfmarks:

MSS. Eng. b. 2051, c. 4835-60, d. 2573-6, e. 2837-40

Biographical History

Joan Feisenberger, née Greenall (d 1992). Her first husband was the writer John (Dunbar) Mair (1913-42).

Scope and Content

Papers of Joan Feisenberger (née Greenall, d. 1992), including papers of her first husband, the writer John (Dunbar) Mair (1913-42), and of the bookseller and writer Eric (Walter) Bligh (1889-1965).

Restrictions on Access

Restricted material is indicated in the catalogue.

Acquisition

Given by Dr. H. A. Feisenberger, 1993

Preferred Form of Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Library [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. Eng. c. 4835, fols. 1-2].

Separated Material

Five Bligh family portrait miniatures, 19th cent., are Janitor's list of Library Portraits and Objects 727-31; some catalogues of Bligh & Co., and a copy of Kate Greenaway's Birthday Book for Children (London, [c.1880]), with stamped and addressed wrapper, transferred to the Department of Printed Books, 1994.

Personal name(s) (NCA Rules)

Bligh | Eric Walter | fl 1889-1965 | bookseller and writer
Feisenberger | Joan | d. 1992
Mair | John Dunbar | 1913-1942 | writer

Subject(s)

Authors--20th century

A   Letters to Joan Feisenberger 1802-1990

A.1   Letters from J. H. Freeman 1933-1994

Scope and Content

Many written from Westminster School and Brasenose College, Oxford.

Full range of shelfmarks:

MS. Eng. c. 4835-36

Letters from J. H. Freeman
Date: 1933
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 4835
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 222 leaves

Letters from J. H. Freeman
Date: 1933-1934
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 4836
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 265 leaves

A.2   Letters from John Mair ('Aubery') to Joan Greenall, including some drafts of poems and short stories, and a few hotel bills 1934-41, n.d.

Full range of shelfmarks:

MSS. Eng. c. 4837-9

Letters from John Mair ('Aubery') to Joan Greenall, including some drafts of poems and short stories, and a few hotel bills
Date: 1934-1935
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 4837
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 245 leaves

Restrictions on Access:

Closed.


Letters from John Mair ('Aubery') to Joan Greenall, including some drafts of poems and short stories, and a few hotel bills
Date: 1936-1937
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 4838
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 212 leaves

Restrictions on Access:

Closed.


Letters from John Mair ('Aubery') to Joan Greenall, including some drafts of poems and short stories, and a few hotel bills
Date: 1938-41
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 4839
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 146 leaves

Restrictions on Access:

Closed.


B   Letters to Joan Mair, and papers of John Mair 1802-1990

Full range of shelfmarks:

MS. Eng. b. 2051, c. 4840-41, d. 2573, fols. 1-13, e. 2837, fols. 1-5


Letters from Joan Greenall to John Mair
Date: 1934-1937
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 4840
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 114 leaves

Restrictions on Access:

Closed.


Papers of John Mair
Date: 1934-1990, n.d.
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 4841
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 229 leaves

Scope and Content

Comprises:

Restrictions on Access:

Some leaves are closed.


Volume of press-cuttings of articles and reviews by John Mair
Date: 1936-1942
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. b. 2051
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 481 leaves

Scope and Content

With reviews of his books:

Issue of periodical containing contributions by John Mair, or edited by him
Date: 1933
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. d. 2573/1-13
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 13 items

Issue of periodical containing contributions by John Mair, or edited by him
Date: 1940
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. e. 2837/1-5
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 5 items

C   Papers of Joan Feisenberger and Eric Bligh 1933-1965

C.1   Letters from Eric Bligh to Joan Feisenberger 1933-65

Full range of shelfmarks:

MSS. Eng. c. 4842-50

Letters from Eric Bligh to Joan Feisenberger
Date: 1933-1938
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 4842
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 301 leaves

Letters from Eric Bligh to Joan Feisenberger
Date: 1939-1941
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 4843
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 341 leaves

Letters from Eric Bligh to Joan Feisenberger
Date: 1942-1944
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 4844
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 426 leaves

Letters from Eric Bligh to Joan Feisenberger
Date: 1945-1948
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 4845
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 371 leaves

Letters from Eric Bligh to Joan Feisenberger
Date: 1949-1952
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 4846
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 432 leaves

Letters from Eric Bligh to Joan Feisenberger
Date: 1953-1956
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 4847
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 319 leaves

Letters from Eric Bligh to Joan Feisenberger
Date: 1957-1959
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 4848
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 275 leaves

Letters from Eric Bligh to Joan Feisenberger
Date: 1960-1962
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 4849
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 307 leaves

Letters from Eric Bligh to Joan Feisenberger
Date: 1963-1965
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 4850
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 216 leaves

C.2   Correspondence of Eric Bligh 1897-1948

Full range of shelfmarks:

MS. Eng. c. 4851-52

Letters from Eric Bligh
Date: 1928-1948
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 4851
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 290 leaves

Scope and Content

With (fols. 263-end) a few letters from Stubbs to Bligh, 1931-61.

Letters from Eric Bligh's mother to him
Date: 1897-1931
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 4852
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 324 leaves

Scope and Content

Comprises:

C.3   Letters from Joan Feisenberger to Eric Bligh 1933-65, n.d.

Full range of shelfmarks:

MSS. Eng. c. 4853-5

Letters from Joan Feisenberger to Eric Bligh
Date: 1933-1954
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 4853
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 320 leaves

Letters from Joan Feisenberger to Eric Bligh
Date: 1955-1960
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 4854
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 191 leaves

Letters from Joan Feisenberger to Eric Bligh
Date: 1961-1965
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 4855
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 174 leaves

C.4   Letters to Eric Bligh from various correspondents 1904-65

Full range of shelfmarks:

MS. Eng. c. 4856-7

Letters to Eric Bligh
Date: 1904
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 4856
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 200 leaves

Letters to Eric Bligh
Date: 1965
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 4857
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 250 leaves

Scope and Content

Includes:

C.5   Papers of Eric Bligh 1899-1904

Full range of shelfmarks:

MS. Eng. c. 4858-9, d. 2574-6, e. 2838

Diary of Eric Bligh
Date: 1899
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. d. 2574
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 81 leaves

Diary of Eric Bligh
Date: 1904
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. e. 2838
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 119 leaves

Eric Bligh's Album for autographs and literary gleanings
Date: 1896-9
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. d. 2575
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 56 leaves

Scope and Content

Containing prose and verse, mainly by him, and a few letters to him, 1896-9

Typescript articles and short stories by Eric Bligh
Date: Not recorded at time of cataloguing
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. d. 2576
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 154 leaves

Scope and Content

With (fols. 147-154) unpublished autobiographical chapters.

Volume containing names and addresses of Eric Bligh's British customers and foreign customers and libraries
Date: Not recorded at time of cataloguing
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 4858
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 100 leaves

Volume containing names and addresses of Bligh's British customers and foreign customers and libraries
Date: Not recorded at time of cataloguing
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 4859
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 92 leaves

C.6   Bligh family papers 1802-1925

Full range of shelfmarks:

MS. Eng. c. 4860, e. 2839-40

Day unto day, An illuminated diary
Date: 1875-1965
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. e. 2839
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 17 leaves

Scope and Content

Originally belonging to Bligh's mother, with entries for 1875-1965.

Diary of Bligh's father, Samuel Bligh, M. D
Date: 1889
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. e. 2840
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 152 leaves

Scope and Content

Renshaw's almanack & diary.

Bligh family papers
Date: 1802-1925
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 4860
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 119 leaves

Scope and Content

Including letters, copies of verse, a few printed items, and genealogical notes.

Bligh family papers
Date: 1802-1925
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 4860
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 119 leaves

Scope and Content

Including letters, copies of verse, a few printed items, and genealogical notes.

D   Photographs

Full range of shelfmarks:

MSS. Photogr. c. 52-4, f. 1


Family and other photographs
Date: Not recorded at time of cataloguing
Shelfmark: MS. Photogr. c. 52
Language(s) of Material: English

Family and other photographs
Date: Not recorded at time of cataloguing
Shelfmark: MS. Photogr. c. 53
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box

Family and other photographs
Date: Not recorded at time of cataloguing
Shelfmark: MS. Photogr. c. 54
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box

Family and other photographs
Date: Not recorded at time of cataloguing
Shelfmark: MS. Photogr. f. 1
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box


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