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Victoria Cross letter, 1909 (Ms1987-039)

 Digital Record
Identifier: Ms1987-039


  • 1909


Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

Use Restrictions

Permission to publish material from Victoria Cross letter must be obtained from Special Collections, Virginia Tech.


Annie Sophie Cory was an English female fiction author who wrote and published novels from the 1890s through the 1930s.

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Acquisition Information

The collection was acquired by Special Collections in 1987.


This collection contains a letter from English author Victoria Cross (Annie Sophie Cory) to Hughes Massie requesting that he read and provide feedback for her novel Life's Shop-Window.


Victoria Cross was a pseudonym of English writer Annie Sophie Cory. She wrote this letter from the Hotel Cecil, Strand, to "Mr. Massie," asking him to read and provide feedback for her novel Life's Shop-Window. Hughes Massie was a literary and dramatic agent based in London with whom Cross had some business dealings. For a time, he also represented Cross in the United States. In the letter she asks him to, "read it through carefully from beginning to end and form your own opinion on it. People who are jealous of me always hurl at my writings the reproach that they are immoral."

Processing Information

The processing, arrangement, and description of the Victoria Cross letter was completed in September 2013.

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech Repository

Special Collections and University Archives, University Libraries (0434)
560 Drillfield Drive
Newman Library, Virginia Tech
Blacksburg Virginia 24061 US