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Collection Level Description: Papers of Joan Feisenberger

Reference: MSS. Eng. b. 2051, c. 4835-60, d. 2573-6, e. 2837-40
Title: Papers of Joan Feisenberger
Dates of Creation: 1802-1990
Extent: 35 shelfmarks

Language of Material: English

Administrative/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, including papers of John (Dunbar) Mair, and of the bookseller and writer Eric (Walter) Bligh (1889-1965). The papers consist of correspondence, press-cuttings, periodicals, diaries, articles and short stories.

Administrative Information

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The papers were given to the Library by Dr H.A. Feisenberger in 1993.

Access Conditions

Entry to read in the Library is permitted only on presentation of a valid reader's card (for admissions procedures see

Further Information

Finding Aids

A full description is available in the Library.

Related Units of Description

Family and other phototgraphs, 19th-20th century, are MSS. Photogr. c. 52-4, f. 1. Five Bligh family portrait miniatures, 19th century, 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, were transferred to the Department of Printed Books in 1994.

Access Points

Authors | 20th century

Bligh | Eric Walter | fl 1889-1965 | bookseller and writer

Feisenberger | Joan | d 1992

Mair | John Dunbar | 1913-1942 | writer

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