This newly acquired database features Victorian manuscripts from the Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of the New York Public Library, one of the finest literary research collections in the world. Most of these unique manuscripts are unavailable in any medium elsewhere. They are supplemented by some rare printed materials, including early editions annotated by the authors.
Authors represented in this collection include: Matthew Arnold, the Brontës, Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Robert Browning, Wilkie Collins, Joseph Conrad, Charles Dickens, George Eliot, George Gissing, Thomas Hardy, Henry James, Dante Gabriel Rossetti, John Ruskin, Alfred Tennyson, and William Makepeace Thackeray. Unpublished poems, working notebooks, holograph manuscripts and drawings trace the inspiration and genesis behind the period’s greatest works.
This resource is of immense importance to those researching the business of Victorian publishing, documenting the relationship between writers and their publishers through correspondence and financial and legal documents.
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