Wilkie Collins collection of papers, 1849-1890

Collection Data

Description
This is a synthetic collection consisting of manuscripts, correspondence to, from, and about the author, a diary for 1867 and 1868, and legal documents.
Names
Collins, Wilkie, 1824-1889 (Creator)
Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1849 - 1891
Library locations
Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American Literature
Shelf locator: Berg Coll MSS Collins
Topics
Collins, Wilkie, 1824-1889
Genres
Manuscripts
Correspondence
Documents
Diaries
Notes
Biographical/historical: Wilkie Collins was an English writer of short stories, biographies, and novels.
Content: Inventory list and card catalog available in repository.
Content: This is a synthetic collection consisting of manuscripts, correspondence by and about the author, a diary for 1867 and 1868, and legal documents. The manuscripts include holographs of stories, bibliographies, and notes for various works, as well as a manuscript copy in the hand of an amanuensis with holograph sections of "The Lighthouse." The correspondence includes letters, dating from 1849 to 1888, from the author to George Bentley, Richard Bentley, Peter Cunningham, George Smith, and others. Also included are letters relating to the author, dating from 1862 to 1898, between various correspondents including Harriet Elizabeth Bartley, Sir Walter Besant, Sir Hall Caine, Samuel Lucas, Harriet Martineau, the literary agency A. P. Watt & son, and others. There are letters to Collins from George Bentley, Charles Collins, Charles Dickens, A.P. Watt and Son, and others, dating from 1859-1891. (content note)
Physical Description
Microforms
Extent: 325 items
Type of Resource
Text
Identifiers
RLIN/OCLC: NYPW04-A48
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b15893271
MSS Unit ID: 19169
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 6fd356d0-c6b6-012f-afa1-58d385a7bc34
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