Victoria Cross Letter
Scope and Content
Victoria Cross was a pseudonym of English writer Annie Sophie Cory. She wrote this letter from the Hotel Cecil, Strand, to "Mr. Massie," presumably her literary agent Hughes Massie, asking him to read and provide feedback for her novel Life's Shop-Window. 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."
Language of Materials
The materials in the collection are in English.
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Annie Sophie Cory (1868-1952) was an English novelist and fiction writer who published under a variety of pseudonyms, including Victoria Cross, Victoria Crosse, Vivian Cory, and V. C. Griffin. Her works were often, during their own time, considered to be both exotic and erotic. She is also listed among the canon of late 19th century "New Woman" writers.
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.
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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.
Source of Acquisition
The collection was purchased by Special Collections in January 1987.
Rights Statement for Archival Description
The guide to the Victoria Cross Letter by Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech, is licensed under a CC0 (https://creativecommons.org/share-your-work/public-domain/cc0/).
The processing, arrangement, and description of the Victoria Cross letter was completed in September 2013.
- Victoria Cross Letter, 1909
- Betsy Reed, Graduate Assistant, and Kira A. Dietz, Archivist
- 2014 (CC0 1.0)
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