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At a Glance
The collection includes incoming and outgoing correspondence and the holograph manuscript for the novel, The Serious Wooing, published in 1901.
Using the Collection
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Restrictions on Access
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Terms Governing Use and Reproduction
Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. Permission to publish material from the collection must be requested from the Curator of Manuscripts/University Archivist, Rare Book and Manuscript Library (RBML). The RBML approves permission to publish that which it physically owns; the responsibility to secure copyright permission rests with the patron.
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Pearl Mary Teresa Craigie Papers; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.
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Immediate Source of Acquisition
Source of acquisition--Purchase. Accession number--M-59.
About the Finding Aid / Processing Information
Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library
Cataloged Christina Hilton Fenn 06/--/89.
Revised November 1981 by BRC, February 1988 by PL, February 2001 by MS. Finding Aid Prepared by Michael Stone, February 2001
2010-01-21 Legacy finding aid created from Pro Cite.
2019-04-24 Collection title changed from John Oliver Hobbes papers to Pearl Mary Teresa Craigie Papers.
2019-05-20 EAD was imported spring 2019 as part of the ArchivesSpace Phase II migration.
History / Biographical Note
Biographical / Historical
Anglo-American novelist and dramatist. Pearl Craigie wrote under the pseudonym John Oliver Hobbes.
Pearl Richards was born on November 3, 1867 in Boston Massachusetts but was raised in England. In February 1887 she married Mr. Reginald Walpole Craigie a well-connected Englishman. Mrs. Craigie divorced her husband soon after the birth of their only son. In 1892 she converted to Roman Catholicism and added Mary Teresa to her name. Her first literary work had been published in 1891 under the pseudonym John Oliver Hobbes. Her best-known works were The School for Saints and its sequel Robert Orange Mrs. Craigie loved the theater and wrote plays as well as novels. She died on August 13 1906 at the height of her fame.