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George Gissing collection of papers

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George Gissing collection of papers, 1871-1954 bulk (1878-1929).
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Gissing, George, 1857-1903.
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Mixed materialPermit neededAvailableBerg Coll MSS Gissing [Text]Schwarzman Building - Berg Collection Room 320

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1,108 items.
Subjects
Genre/Form
  • Commonplace books.
  • Correspondence.
  • Diaries.
Biography (note)
  • George Gissing was a British novelist, short-story writer, essayist, and literary critic.
Language (note)
  • Some materials in French.
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 previously owned by W. T. H. Howe and Arthur Pforzheimer. Other former owners include John Ford, Algernon Gissing, Harry Glemby, Herschel V. Jones, Thomas Edgar Pemberton, Clement Shorter, and Owen D. Young.
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  • Cataloged
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Call Number
Berg Coll MSS Gissing
Author
Gissing, George, 1857-1903.
Title
George Gissing collection of papers, 1871-1954 bulk (1878-1929).
Summary
This is a synthetic collection consisting of manuscripts, correspondence, diaries kept from 1879 to 1913, a commonplace book, financial and legal documents, portraits, and pictorial works. The manuscripts include novels, stories, and essays by the author, including the holograph of the novels "Demos" and "New Grub Street." The diaries include two volumes kept by Sir Sydney Philip Perigal Waterlow from 1907 to 1913. The bulk of the collection includes correspondence, written by the author, dating from 1876 to 1904, to George Bentley, Arthur Henry Bullen, Joseph Conrad, his brother Algernon Gissing, his sister Ellen, his sister Margaret, James B. Pinker, Morley Roberts, Clement Shorter, and others.
The correspondence also includes letters relating to the author, dating from 1897 to 1954, between various individuals including Henry James, George Moore, Morley Roberts, H. G. Wells, and others. There are letters to the author from his brothers, Algernon and William Gissing, from the publishers Lawrence and Bullen, and from James B. Pinker, dating from 1875 through 1900.
Biography
George Gissing was a British novelist, short-story writer, essayist, and literary critic.
Language
Some materials in French.
Indexes
Inventory list and card catalog available in repository.
Processing Action
Will microfilm; 20080603
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Waterlow, Sydney, 1878-1944.
Bentley, George, 1828-1895.
Gissing, Algernon, 1860-1937.
Gissing, Ellen, 1867-
Gissing, Margaret.
Gissing, William.
Pinker, James B.
Roberts, Morley, 1857-1942.
Shorter, Clement King, 1857-1926.
James, Henry, 1843-1916.
Moore, George, 1852-1933.
Wells, H. G. (Herbert George), 1866-1946.
Howe, W. T. H. (William Thomas Hildrup) Former owner
Pforzheimer, Arthur. Former owner
Gissing, Algernon, 1860-1937. Former owner
Glemby, Harry. Former owner
Jones, Herschel V. (Herschel Vespasian), 1861-1928. Former owner
Pemberton, T. Edgar (Thomas Edgar), 1849-1905. Former owner
Shorter, Clement King, 1857-1926. Former owner
Young, Owen D., 1874- Former owner
Lawrence & Bullen.
Research Call Number
Berg Coll MSS Gissing [Text]
*Z-10346 [Microfilm]
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