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Collins, William Wilkie (1824-1889), novelist and playwright

GB/NNAF/P126286   (Former ISAAR ref: GB/NNAF/P6218)

Location of Related Collections
Scopeletters and papers (2 vols)
RepositoryBoston Public Library
NRA catalogue referenceNRA 11046 Boston Library
Other referencesee Hamer, Archives and MSS in USA 1961
Scopeletters and MSS
RepositoryPrinceton University Library
Record ReferenceCO171 link to online catalogueexternal link - opens in a new window
Scopeletters (44) and literary MSS (5)
RepositoryHarvard University: Houghton Library
Other referencesee Hamer, Archives and MSS in USA 1961
Scopeletters
RepositoryOxford University: Bodleian Library, Western Manuscripts
Record ReferenceMS Autog d 21
ScopeMS of No Name
RepositoryThe King's School, Canterbury
Record ReferenceWALPOLE link to scanned list external link - opens in a new window
NRA catalogue referenceNRA 15260
ScopeMS of The Storm at the Lighthouse
RepositoryNational Art Library, Victoria & Albert Museum
Record ReferenceForster Collection
NRA catalogue referenceNRA 38887 Forster
Scopec1880: MS of The Devil's Spectacles
RepositoryBolton Archives and Local Studies Service
Record ReferenceZBEN/4/7
Other referencesee Location Register of English Literary MSS 18-19th cent 1995
Scope1888: MS of The Legacy of Cain
RepositoryDurham University Library, Special Collections
Record ReferenceSR.18D
Other referencesee Location Register of English Literary MSS 18-19th cent 1995
Scope1852: literary drafts
RepositoryBritish Library, Manuscript Collections
Record ReferenceAdd MS 41060
Scopefamily corresp (400 items)
RepositoryThe Morgan Library
Other referencesee Times Literary Supplement 24 August 1973
Scope1850-89: letters (136) and literary MSS (12 items)
RepositoryHuntington Library
Other referencesee Guide to literary MSS 1979
Scope1851-80: misc letters and MSS
RepositoryBritish Library, Manuscript Collections
Other referencesee Index of MSS, III, 1984
Scope1850-79: agreements, accompts, etc with Richard and George Bentley
RepositoryBritish Library, Manuscript Collections
Record ReferenceAdd.MSS.46615-19, 46652 passim
Other referencesee Location Register of English Literary MSS 18-19th cent 1995
Scope1860-73: letters to the 'Cornhill magazine' (11) and George Smith (7)
RepositoryNational Library of Scotland, Manuscript Collections
Record ReferenceMS.23180 ff.130-191
Other referencesee Location Register of English Literary MSS 18-19th cent 1995
Scope1863-74: letters to WP Frith (7) and Mrs Frith (13)
RepositoryNational Art Library, Victoria & Albert Museum
Record Reference86.CC.33
Other referencesee Location Register of English Literary MSS 18-19th cent 1995
Scope1860-89: letters (30) to William Holman Hunt (copies)
RepositoryBritish Library, Manuscript Collections
Record ReferenceRP 800/2
Scopeletters (68) to Edward Smyth Pigott
RepositoryHuntington Library
Other referencesee NUC MS 77-336
Scope1867-77: letters (c150), mostly to WF Tindell, his solicitor
RepositoryArchives and Special Collections, The Mitchell Library
Record Reference891117
Other referencesee Location Register of English Literary MSS 18-19th cent 1995
Scope1852-86: (copies) letters (68) to ES Piggott
RepositoryBritish Library, Manuscript Collections
Record ReferenceRP 654 (2)

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