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SC 73

Noble, Lydia Edmundovna, 1884-1929. Papers of Lydia Edmundovna Noble, 1895-1940: A Finding Aid

Radcliffe College Archives, Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America


Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University
July 2007
Cambridge, Mass.

© 2007 President and Fellows of Harvard College

Descriptive Summary

Call No.: SC 73
Repository: Radcliffe College Archives, Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute
Creator: Lydia Edmundovna Noble, 1884-1929
Title: Papers of Lydia Edmundovna Noble, 1895-1940
Quantity: 1.25 linear feet (3 file boxes)
Language of materials: Materials in English.
Abstract: Correspondence, poems, articles, etc., of Lydia Edmundovna Noble, Radcliffe College Class of 1909.

Processing Information:

Processed: November 1982
By: Elena Taratuta

Acquisition Information:

This collection was given to the Radcliffe College Library by Lydia Edmundovna Noble's sister Beatrice Noble ca. 1950.

Access Restrictions:

Access. Collection is open for research.

Use Restrictions:

Copyright. Copyright in the papers created by Lydia Edmundovna Noble as well as copyright in other papers in the collection may be held by their authors, or the authors' heirs or assigns.
Copying. Papers may be copied in accordance with the library's usual procedures.

Preferred citation for publication:

Lydia Edmundovna Noble Papers, 1895-1940; item description, dates. SC 73, folder #. Radcliffe College Archives, Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute, Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass.


Lydia Edmundovna Noble, poet and translator, was born February 22, 1882 and raised in Malden, Massachusetts. Her father, Edmund Noble was a journalist and her mother, Lydia Lyvovna Pimenoff Noble was of Russian origin. LEN attended Malden High School and Radcliffe College (1902-1905, 1907-1909) where she studied English, German, French, Latin, Spanish, Fine Arts and Music. She also knew Russian from her mother. Noble translated poems and articles by the Russian poet Konstantin Dmitrievich Balmont and the diary of Constantine Belash, a young Russian officer. Her own articles and translations of articles from French were published in Eastern and Western Review. She also wrote poetry, some of which was translated into Russian by Balmont and into Serbian by Ivan Shaikovich. She gave lectures at schools and churches in the Boston area.


This collection consists of Lydia Edmundovna Noble's correspondence (originals, transcriptions, and copies) with friends and poets including Konstantin Balmont. Also included are drafts of Noble's poems, translations, articles, and other writings, and poems by LEN's sister and mother. Much of the collection consists of copies of materials that were deposited at Houghton Library (49M-263) by LEN's sister Beatrice Noble in May 1950.



Additional catalog entries

The following catalog entries represent persons, organizations, and topics documented in this collection. An entry for each appears in the Harvard On Line Library Information System (HOLLIS) and other automated bibliographic databases. THIS IS NOT AN INDEX.
Bal'mont, Konstantin Dmitrievich, 1867-1942
Belash, Constantine
Eastern and Western Review
Noble, Beatrice
Radcliffe College. Class of 1914
Shaikovich, Ivan
Women poets