Papers of Mary Montgomerie Currie (Violet Fane)

Mary Montgomery Currie (1843-1905), was a novelist, poet and essayist, who wrote as Violet Fane.

The bulk of the collection consists of around 2,000 items of correspondence, mostly addressed to members of Violet Fane's family during the period 1850 to 1905. Many are written by family members, but there are also letters from friends, including literary figures of the time such as Alfred Austin, Robert Browning and Wilfrid Scawen Blunt. The collection includes letters written by Violet Fane herself, and letters written to her by her husbands and children and diaries kept by Violet Fane 1898-1905.

More information

  • A handlist is available at the Special Collections Service and to download as a pdf here (205 KB)
  • A full description is available from our online database
  • Manuscript number MS 2608
literature correspondence, personal papers, literary manuscripts fane violet

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