RepositorySpecial Collections Archives (GB 0029)
Ref NoEUL MS 389/HOU/2
Extent1 box (9 folders, 1 envelope)
TitleLetters relating to Mother Elizabeth Hesselblad
DescriptionLetters relating to Mother Maria Elizabeth [Elizabetta Maria] Hesselblad, founder of the Swedish Branch of the Order of the Most Holy Saviour. The majority of letters are from Mother Elizabeth to the community of Syon Abbey, but this series also includes several letters relating to Mother Elizabeth from and to other correspondents. The letters written by Mother Elizabeth were sent from different Bridgettine houses in Europe, including Casa di Santa Brigida in Rome, Birgittakloster in Altom√ľnster, and Casa Santa Birgitta in Lugano, Switzerland.
LanguageEnglish, Italian, German and Swedish
Access StatusOpen
Access ConditionsOne letter dated 1987 is closed. Post-1975 correspondence is closed to public inspection on a 50-year rolling basis.
ArrangementThe majority of these letters were found in Box 18 and Box 64. They were clearly separated from other correspondence, and marked as being letters relating Mother Elizabeth Hesselblad. The files within this sub-series represent the bundles in which the correspondence was kept by the community. The original order has been retained within each file.

The correspondence in EUL MS 389/HOU/2/1, EUL MS 389/HOU/2/4, EUL MS 389/2/5, EUL MS 389/2/6, EUL MS 389/2/7 and EUL MS 389/2/9 was originally stored in a shoebox covered in Christmas wrapping paper. The letters from this box appear to have been rearranged into six distinct bundles prior to arrival at the University of Exeter in vague chronological order and undated items were arranged in a separate bundle.
Creator_NameSyon Abbey (1415-2011); Bridgettine
Hesselblad, Saint Maria Elizabeth (1870-1957)
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