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In memoriam, Ernest D. Chesterfield / by Lucas Malet

 Item — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 8149

Scope and Contents

Manuscript of short story written by Lucas Malet in the form of a eulogy memorializing Ernest D. Chesterfield. The manuscript is eleven pages, and is not dated.


  • Date not identified


Conditions Governing Use

Open for public research.

Conditions Governing Use

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from In memoriam, Ernest D. Chesterfield / by Lucas Malet must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Biographical History

Lucas Malet (1852-1931) was an English novelist. Her real name was Mary St. Leger Kingsley Harrison.

Mary St Leger Kingsley was born on June 4, 1852 in Eversley, Hampshire, England, third of four children of social reformer Reverend Charles Kingsley and his wife Frances Eliza Grenfell. Mary studied under Sir Edward Poynter at the Slade School of Fine Art in the early 1870s. In 1876 she married Reverend William Harrison, her father's curate, and left behind her artistic career. Unfortunately the marriage was unhappy and childless; the couple soon amicably separated. Mary's began writing under the pseudonym Lucas Malet began at the end of the Victorian Age and carried through the Edwardian Age into the Modernist Period. Among her best known works are Colonel Enderby's Wife, The Wages of Sin, and The History of Sir Richard Calmady. Mary travelled extensively, living part of the year in Switzerland. She died in Tenby, Wales on October 27, 1931.


1 folder (0.01 linear ft.)

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Custodial History

Manuscript was previously owned by The Kelmscott Bookshop and was purchased by L. Tom Perry Special Collections in January 2013.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchased; The Kelmscott Bookshop; 2013.


Literary Manuscripts Archives.



Processing Information

Processed; Kristi Young; 2013.

Register of In memoriam, Ernest D. Chesterfield / by Lucas Malet
Kristi Young
2013 April 12
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Language of description note
Finding aid written in English in Latin script.

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

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Brigham Young University
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