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Wilkie Collins collection of papers

Title
Wilkie Collins collection of papers, 1849-1890.
Author
Collins, Wilkie, 1824-1889.
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1 vol.Mixed materialUse in libraryBeing filmed*Z-10342, r. 9 1 vol.Schwarzman Building - Berg Collection Room 320
Mixed materialPermit neededAvailableBerg Coll MSS Collins [Text]Schwarzman Building - Berg Collection Room 320

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Description
325 items.
Subjects
Genre/Form
  • Correspondence.
  • Diaries.
Biography (note)
  • Wilkie Collins was an English writer of short stories, biographies, and novels.
Indexes/Finding Aids (note)
  • Inventory list and card catalog available in repository.
Provenance (note)
  • This is a synthetic collection, created from materials acquired through gift and purchase from various sources. The bulk of the materials was formerly owned by W. T. H. Howe, the literary agency A. P. Watt & son, and Henry W. and Albert A. Berg. Other materials were previously owned by Oliver R. Barrett, Frederick Douglass Underwood, "The Lighthouse" contains a manuscript note: "This was given by Wilkie Collins to Emile Forgues his French translator, Leon Forgues gave it to me in 1866. [signed] H.L.E."; and inscribed on verso of p. 98 of an incomplete holograph of "Iris": "This manuscript came from the library of my father, Eugene Field. Nov. 9, 1931. Eugene Field II."
Processing Action (note)
  • Cataloged
  • Will microfilm;
Call Number
Berg Coll MSS Collins
Author
Collins, Wilkie, 1824-1889.
Title
Wilkie Collins collection of papers, 1849-1890.
Summary
This is a synthetic collection consisting of manuscripts, correspondence, 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 Dickens, A.P. Watt and Son, and others, dating from 1859-1891.
Biography
Wilkie Collins was an English writer of short stories, biographies, and novels.
Indexes
Inventory list and card catalog available in repository.
Processing Action
Will microfilm; 20080603
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Bartley, Harriet Elizabeth.
Bentley, George, 1828-1895.
Bentley, Richard, 1794-1871.
Besant, Walter, Sir, 1836-1901.
Caine, Hall, 1853-1931.
Cunningham, Peter, 1816-1869.
Dickens, Charles, 1812-1870.
Lucas, Samuel, 1818-1868.
Martineau, Harriet, 1802-1876.
Smith, George, 1824-1901.
Barrett, Oliver R. (Oliver Roger), 1873-1950. Former owner
Berg, Albert Ashton, 1872-1950. Former owner
Berg, Henry W., 1858-1938. Former owner
Field, Eugene, 1850-1895. Former owner
Forgues, E. D. (Emile Daurand), 1813-1883. Former owner
Forgues, Leon. Former owner
Howe, W. T. H. (William Thomas Hildrup) Former owner
Underwood, Frederic Douglass. Former owner
A. P. Watt and Son.
A. P. Watt and Son. Former owner
Research Call Number
Berg Coll MSS Collins [Text]
*Z-10342 [Microfilm]
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