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Elizabeth Cecil writings and correspondence RHC-21

Grand Valley State University Special Collections & University Archives
1 Campus Drive
Allendale, MI 49503

2010



Repository: Grand Valley State University Special Collections & University Archives
creatorCecil, Elizabeth
creatorConway, Clarence
Title: Elizabeth Cecil writings and correspondence
Dates: 1891-1929
Quantity: 0.35 Linear feet(1 box)
AbstractElizabeth Cecil was a writer from Baltimore, Maryland and wrote under the pseudonym Clarence Conway. Her correspondence with acquaintances and publishers document her efforts to publish her work. Writings include short stories, plays, poems, songs, short essays and scenarios for movies.
Identification: RHC-21
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Arrangement

Arranged in 2 series: 1) Correspondence and 2) Manuscripts and annotated typescripts

Collection Description

The Elizabeth Cecil collection documents the work of Ms. Cecil written under the pseudonym Clarence Conway. Her correspondence with acquaintances and publishers document her efforts to publish her work. Writings include short stories, plays, poems, songs, short essays and scenarios for movies.


Biography

Mrs. Elizabeth F. Cecil was a member of a Baltimore family who owned a department store into the 1960's. She was the wife of Ernest W. Cecil of Oakland, Maryland. Cecil was a writer and wrote under the pseudonym Clarence Conway. While living in Baltimore she wrote for the Baltimore Eclectic magazine and the Good Literature magazine. She was a member of the Aryan Society, a group that formed in Baltimore to promote Southern art and literature. She moved to Chicago, and spent time in Muskegon, Michigan, c. 1925. She wrote short stories, plays, songs, short essays and scenarios for movies. Her interest was in writing on historic subjects and the classics.


Aryan Society.
Authors, American
Baltimore (Md.)
Muskegon (Mich.)

Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

Collection is open for research use.

Publication Rights

For information on copyright or permissions for this collection, contact Grand Valley State University Special Collections.


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Elizabeth Cecil writings and correspondence (RHC-21). Special Collections & University Archives, Grand Valley State University Libraries.

Source of Acquisition

Acquired from Dolores Holbrook, in 1982.


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