Like Blanche Baughan, Ursula Bethell was born in Surrey, England, and for a time was a social worker. But, unlike Baughan, she grew up in New Zealand (although spending long periods in England) and, although both were born in the 1870s, Bethell's published poetry came later – in the 1920s. However this photograph, taken when she was a young woman, suggests that her literary interests were of long standing.
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Macmillan Brown Library, University of Canterbury, Ursula Bethell papers
Reference: MB 558.16096
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