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JMBarrie / Re: Mary Ansell signature?
« on: October 21, 2008, 01:43:52 PM »
No luck with the U of Nottingham, although it was an excellent suggestion and they were very helpful. Unfortunatey, there are no letters in Mary Ansell's hand in their D.H. Lawrence collection.
JMBarrie / Re: Mary Ansell signature?
« on: October 08, 2008, 12:10:02 PM »
Thanks for the reply, and the suggested source. I am pursuing it and will let you know how it turns out.

The book in question was inscribed by the author to "Mrs. J.M. Barrie" in the mid-1890s. It also bears the later signature "M.K. Cannan 1910."

I assumed that Mary Ansell added the signature after her divorce and re-marriage, but I haven't found any indication that she had or used a middle name -- unless it signifies her mother's maiden name "Kitchen."

A puzzle without something more definite to go on ...
JMBarrie / Mary Ansell signature?
« on: September 30, 2008, 05:11:59 PM »
Could anyone point me to an online example of Mary Ansell's handwriting? I believe I have a book from her personal library, but I haven't been able to locate anything for visual comparison.
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