AMU Digital Collections
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|Title:||Sheila Kaye-Smith Collection|
|Quantity:||>2 shelves of 64 books and 1 album of correspondence, etc.|
|Summary:||The Sheila Kaye-Smith Collection (comprising works of Kaye-Smith in 62 volumes (51 titles), together with 2 biographies of Kaye-Smith, a book of literary criticism which includes Kaye-Smith’s work, as well as a collection of signed correspondence and photographs. There are 5 signed books, of which 4 are limited editions.).|
|Repository:||Ave Maria University – Canizaro Library Rare Books and Special Collections
5152 Donahue Street
Ave Maria, FL 34142
Phone (239) 280-2557
Director of Library Services
|Languages:||Collection materials are in English [etc.]|
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[Identification of item], in the Sheila Kaye-Smith Collection, Rare Books and Special Collections, Canizaro Library, Ave Maria University.
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Sheila Kaye-Smith (1887-1956) was born into a Low Church Anglican family in Hastings. In her early years she was sympathetic to High Church Anglicanism, and even to Roman Catholicism. In the year 1924 she married the Anglo-Catholic clergyman T. Penrose Fry. In 1928 she and her husband traveled to Italy where they were jointly impressed by Catholicism. In 1929, under religious instruction from Reverend C. C. Martindale, S.J., they were received into the Catholic Church. Thereafter they settled in Sussex where a great many of Kaye-Smith’s novels were set. She died in 1956 and was survived by her husband. For more information on Kaye-Smith see: (Hoehn, Matthew, O.S.B Catholic Authors: Contemporary Biographical Sketches 1930-1947. pp.370-373).
The Sheila Kaye-Smith Collection (comprising works of Kaye-Smith in 62 volumes (51 titles), together with 2 biographies of Kaye-Smith, a book of literary criticism which includes Kaye-Smith’s work, as well as a collection of signed correspondence and photographs. There are 5 signed books, of which 4 are limited editions.).
The collection consists of 64 books and 1 album of correspondence, etc.
Theodore Penrose Fry
C. C. Martindale
St. Leonards (East Sussex, England)
Ave Maria University, Ave Maria, Florida
Catholic Women Authors