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Dorothy Field papers, 1905-1952

Emory University

Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library

Atlanta, GA 30322



Permanent link: http://pid.emory.edu/ark:/25593/vmhjv

Descriptive Summary

Creator: Field, Dorothy.
Title: Dorothy Field papers, 1905-1952
Call Number:Manuscript Collection No. 1512
Extent: .25 linear feet (1 boxes)
Abstract:Papers of writer Dorothy Field, including correspondence, writings, and newspaper clippings.
Language:Materials entirely in English.

Administrative Information

Restrictions on Access

Unrestricted access.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

All requests subject to limitations noted in departmental policies on reproduction.


Purchased from Am Here Books, 2019

Custodial History

Purchased from a dealer; provenance and custodial history unknown.


[after identification of item(s)], Dorothy Field papers, Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library, Emory University.

Appraisal Note

Acquired by interim Curator of Literary and Poetry Collections, Carrie Hintz, as part of the Rose Library’s holdings in poetry and literature. The Rose Library has retained all material that formed the initial purchase.


Arranged and described at the file level by Carrie Hintz, July 2021.

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Collection Description

Biographical Note

Dorothy Field (1884-1968) was a British poet and writer. She married Lieutenant Norman Dudley Short in 1922 and after marriage also published under the name Dorothy Dudley Short. She was a reporter for the Times Educational Supplement (London, England) from 1923-1927 and wrote poetry, children’s literature, and essays on world religions, particularly Sikhism.

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of the papers of Dorothy Field from 1905-1952, including correspondence, writings, and newspaper clippings. Major correspondents include the poet Clifford Bax and pianist Fanny Davies. The general correspondence is about Field’s writing or topics of interest to her such as Sikhism, theosophy, spiritualism, and graphology. The collection also includes some of Field’s writings, reviews, and clippings related to the death of her husband on a carnival ride.

Arrangement Note

Arranged in alphabetical order.

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Container List

Box Folder Content
1 1 Bax, Clifford, letters to Dorothy Field, 1910-1945
1 2 Davies, Fanny, letters to Dorothy Field, 1905-1930
1 3 General correspondence, 1913-1962
1 4 Newspaper clippings, 1941
1 5 Writings and promotional material, 1914-1952