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Author Bliss, Eliot, 1903-

Title Patricia Allan-Burns collection of Eliot Bliss.

 McFarlin Special Collections E (Fifth Floor)  Coll. No. 2011.009     LIB USE ONLY
Descript 1 box, 18 v. (2.5 linear ft.)
Arranged by form of material then by date.
Note This material is open for research use by any registered reader.
Summary Includes proofs and published copies of Bliss's own works, other books from her personal library, correspondence, a manuscript from her mother on a 1907 earthquake, photographs, and ephemera, much of which was used as page markers in her books.
Note Patricia Allan-Burns collection of Eliot Bliss. Coll No. 2011.009. McFarlin Library. Department of Special Collections and University Archives. University of Tulsa.
This material is owned by the University of Tulsa, McFarlin Library, Department of Special Collections. Unpublished manuscripts are under copyright. Therefore, permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be secured from both the repository and the copyright holder.
Eliot Bliss was born Eileen Bliss in a Jamaican army garrison in 1903. She was educated in convent schools in England before rejoining her family in Jamaica in 1923. In 1925, she left the island for good and returned to England. Her two novels, Saraband (Peter Davies, 1931) and Luminous Isle (Cobden-Sanderson, 1934), are autobiographical, based on her experiences growing up as a child of Anglo-Irish descent in Jamaica. Bliss adopted the first name Eliot because of her admiration for T.S. Eliot and George Eliot.
Formerly owned by Patricia Allan-Burns, the dedicatee of Luminous Isle, and Bliss's companion for over fifty years.
Indexes Finding aid available online:
Note Special Collections note: Published books removed and cataloged individually with subject heading Patricia Allan-Burns Collection of Eliot Bliss.
Subject Bliss, Eliot, 1903-
Special Collections -- Manuscripts -- Bliss, Eliot.
Other Author Bliss, Eliot, 1903- Saraband.
Bliss, Eliot, 1903- Luminous isle.
Allan-Burns, Patricia, former owner.