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William Harrison Ainsworth collection of papers

Title
William Harrison Ainsworth collection of papers, [1823]-1889.
Author
Ainsworth, William Harrison, 1805-1882.
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Mixed materialPermit neededAvailableBerg Coll MSS AinsworthSchwarzman Building - Berg Collection Room 320

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Description
131 items.
Subjects
Genre/Form
  • Correspondence.
  • Notebooks.
Biography (note)
  • William Harrison Ainsworth was an English novelist.
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. Previous owners include W. T. H. Howe and Owen D. Young. The notebooks were a gift of Mr. and Mrs. Donald F. Hyde in honor of Dr. A. A. Berg.
Call Number
Berg Coll MSS Ainsworth
Author
Ainsworth, William Harrison, 1805-1882.
Title
William Harrison Ainsworth collection of papers, [1823]-1889.
Summary
This is a synthetic collection consisting of manuscripts, correspondence by and about the author, notebooks dating from 1843 to 1845, and pictorial works. The manuscripts include poems and portions and drafts of novels. The pictorial works include drawings by George Cruikshank for Ainsworth's novels. The correspondence includes letters from the author, dating from [1836] to 1889, to Richard Harris Barham, George Cruikshank, his cousin Dr. James Bower Harrison, William Charles Mark Kent, and others, as well as letters relating to the author, dating from [1839] to 1841, between Richard Harris Barham and Richard Bentley. Also present are letters to the author from Richard Harris Barham, George Cruikshank, W. M. Thackeray and others dating from 1823 through 1857.
Biography
William Harrison Ainsworth was an English novelist.
Indexes
Inventory list and card catalog available in repository.
Local Note
Creation of collection-level record funded with the generous support of the Gladys Kreible Delmas Foundation.
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Bentley, Richard, 1794-1871.
Cruikshank, George, 1792-1878.
Harrison, James Bower.
Ingoldsby, Thomas, 1788-1845.
Kent, Charles, 1823-1902.
Howe, W. T. H. (William Thomas Hildrup) Former owner
Young, Owen D., 1874- Former owner
Eccles, Mary Hyde Eccles, Viscountess, 1912-2003. Donor
Hyde, Donald, 1909-1966. Donor
Research Call Number
Berg Coll MSS Ainsworth
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