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  • Title
    Ternan Family Papers
  • Held at
  • Reference
    MS915
  • Date
    c1800-1974
  • Creator
    Robinson, Ellen Lawless (1839-1914) née Ternan, actressMore Info on Creator
    Trollope, Frances Eleanor (1835-1913) née Ternan, actress and authorMore Info on Creator
    Taylor, Maria Susannah (1837-1904) née Ternan, actress and authorMore Info on Creator
  • Scope and Content
    Papers relating to the extended Ternan family and their friends, [c1800-1974], including; manuscript material received by Katherine Longley from Helen Florence Wickham as joint executrix and legatee of the personal property of Gladys Eleanor Wharton Reece (daughter of Mr and Mrs George Wharton Robinson), and later bequeathed to Senate House Library. Includes commonplace and address books for Mr and Mrs George Wharton Robinson, diaries kept by Gladys Wharton Reece and other documents, 1868-1913; material received by Katherine Longley from Helen Florence Wickham and later bequeathed to Senate House Library, University of London. Includes diaries, correspondence and other material relating to the Wickham and Darby families, particularly, John Wickham, Thomas Elde Darby and Rosalind Wickham; letters to Helen Wickham from Mrs Wharton Robinson, Mrs F.E.Trollope and Rosalind Wickham, along with material relating to Helen Wickham's career as an artist, c1800-1929; photographs of and concerning the extended Ternan family, including photographs of Mr and Mrs George Wharton Robinson and their children, Geoffrey and Gladys Wharton Robinson, Helen Wickham, Maria Taylor and others, along with family group photographs, photographs of non-family members (including Charles Dickens and many actors and theatrical managers) and images of sites and buildings with family connections, c1859-1974; framed illustrations and portraits concerning the extended Ternan family, including miniatures painted by Helen Wickham and pencil portraits of Ellen Ternan and Rosalind Wickham, 1824-1913. An additional deposit, purchased by Senate House Library in 2003, comprises letters written to Captain Geoffrey Wharton Robinson, son of Ellen Ternan, 1909-1924 (MS1179).
  • Conditions of access
    Open for research although at least 24 hours notice required
  • Exent
    3 boxes; 3 outsize items.
  • Language
    English
  • System of Arrangement
    The collection is arranged into the following sections: MS915/1: Manuscripts MS915/2: Other Manuscripts MS915/3: Photographs MS915/4: Framed Items
  • Finding aids
    Catalogued online (click on the "contains" icon below). A pdf version of the hard-copy catalogue is also attached to this catalogue.
  • Related files
  • Related
    Other Ternan family papers are reference MS1177, MS1179, MS1214. See also Longley papers MS1003.
  • Level of description
    fonds
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