University of Texas, Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center

Robert Lee Wolff:

A Preliminary Inventory of his Collection of 19th Century Fiction in the Manuscript Collection at the Harry Ransom Center



Creator: Wolff, Robert Lee (1915-1980)
Title: Robert Lee Wolff Collection of 19th Century Fiction
Dates: Circa 1800s-1984
Abstract: This collection contains correspondence, manuscripts, proofs, review clippings, and other pre- and post-publication materials associated with particular Victorian-era authors and works, as well as some of Wolff's own manuscripts and academic papers.
Extent: 59 document boxes (29.40 linear feet), 5 card boxes, 1 oversize box (osb), 2 oversize folders (osf)
Language: English
Repository: The University of Texas at Austin, Harry Ransom Center

Scope and Contents

Robert Lee Wolff, a professor of history at Harvard University, assembled a library of more than 18,000 volumes of Victorian fiction published in Britain between 1820 and 1910. The library consists of "triple deckers" (novels in three volumes), issues in monthly parts, yellowback and other reprint editions, and magazine appearances. Acquired by the Ransom Center in 1984, these published materials are listed in the University of Texas online library catalog and are available for viewing in the Harry Ransom Center reading room.

Along with Wolff's library of published materials, the Ransom Center acquired Wolff's collection of correspondence, manuscripts, proofs, review clippings, and other pre- and post-publication materials associated with particular Victorian-era authors and works. This collection, which also contains some of Wolff's own manuscripts and academic papers, is also available for viewing at the Ransom Center and is described in this preliminary inventory.

The Wolff Collection is arranged in five series: I. Materials Described in Wolff Bibliography, II. Materials Not Described in Wolff Bibliography, III. Book Withdrawals, IV. Mary Elizabeth Braddon, and V. Wolff Works and Research. The bulk of the material is located in Series I. and consists of original Victorian-era materials described in the five volume Nineteenth-Century Fiction: A Bibliographical Catalogue Based on the Collection Formed by Robert Lee Wolff (1981-1986). Series II. also contains Victorian-era materials, but these are not listed in the Wolff bibliography.

Series I. and II. materials are in alphabetical order by author. Materials from individual authors may be located in both Series I. and II., as well as in other series in the collection. The Series I. container list includes the unique number associated with each item's entry in the Wolff bibliography. The collection includes materials from major Victorian writers, such as Wilkie Collins, H. Rider Haggard, and George MacDonald, but also contains material from minor writers. Women authors are well represented, with materials from authors Anna Eliza Bray, Marie Corelli, and Marie Louise de la Ramée, who wrote under the pseudonym Ouida. Original drawings and prints from illustrators such as Hablot Knight Browne (known as Phiz), Harry French, John Leech, and Frederick H. Townsend are also present in the collection.

Series III. Book Withdrawals is the smallest series in the collection and, as its title indicates, contains materials such as letters or inserts removed from the Wolff Library books. It is in alphabetical order by author and arranged in two parts: items listed in the Wolff bibliography and items not listed.

Series IV. Mary Elizabeth Braddon contains materials similar in type to those in Series I. and II., but focuses solely on Braddon and contains original Braddon diaries, journals, photographs, drawings, and correspondence. Included in the correspondence are letters from Wilson Barrett, J. M. Barrie, Herbert Beerbohm Tree, Arthur Conan Doyle, Thomas Hardy, Henry Irving, Henry James, and Arthur W. Pinero. This series reflects Wolff's particular interest in Braddon and includes copies and transcripts of original Braddon material as well as Wolff's research, correspondence, and drafts related to his work on the author, predominantly documenting his 1979 book Sensational Victorian: The Life and Fiction of Mary Elizabeth Braddon.

Wolff's other academic pursuits and writings are documented with drafts, research, and correspondence located in Series V. The bulk of this series consists of correspondence, invoices and catalogs from rare book dealers. Also present are correspondence, research files, and other materials related to several of Wolff's published works. Of special significance are Wolff's bibliographic note cards which provided the descriptive text used in Nineteenth-Century Fiction: A Bibliographical Catalogue Based on the Collection Formed by Robert Lee Wolff (1981-1986). The cards contain the typed text replicated in the published bibliography, but also contain extensive handwritten annotations by Wolff, which do not appear in the published work. Also of note in the series is a fan letter from Maurice Sendak describing Sendak's appreciation of Wolff's The Golden Key: A Study of the Fiction of George MacDonald and MacDonald's influence on Sendak's own work.


Restrictions

Access:

Open for research


Related Material

In addition to the book and manuscript Wolff holdings, other Ransom Center collections contain Wolff material. The Robert Lee Wolff Art Collection consists of twenty-three drawings by Francis Donkin Bedford used to illustrate Billy Barnicoat by Greville MacDonald, published by George Allen and Unwin in 1922. The Robert Lee Wolff Literary File in the Photography Collection contains three images: 1) P1, "R. L. W. on the moors in Scotland," circa 1975; 2) 988:0070:0001, "R. L. W. in a book room at 10 Follen St.," circa 1977; and 3) 997:0079:0037, Albumen print of a man in an early automobile, removed from Wolff collection book The Magic Ink and Other Tales by William Black. The Ransom Center Vertical File contains forty-two folders of printed materials withdrawn from books in the Wolff Book Collection.


Administrative Information

Acquisition:

Gifts, 1990 (G8697), 1996 (G10506), 1999 (G11493)

Processed by:

Katy Hill, Stephen Mielke, 2008


Container List

Series I. Materials Described in Wolff Bibliography

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1.1 Ainsworth, William Harrison (39a)
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1.2 Ainsworth, William Harrison (57a)
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1.3 Ainsworth, William Harrison (61a)
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1.4 Ainsworth, William Harrison (66b)
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1.5 Ainsworth, William Harrison (74a)
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1.6 Ainsworth, William Harrison (80)
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1.7 Ainsworth, William Harrison (81)
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1.8 Allen, Grant (129)
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1.9 Banim, John and Michael (233a)
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1.10-12 Banks, Mrs. G. Linnaeus (239)
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2.1-2 Banks, Mrs. G. Linnaeus (240)
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2.3-4.3 Banks, Mrs. G. Linnaeus (244)
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4.4 Baring-Gould, Sabine (262b)
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4.5 Baring-Gould, Sabine (281a)
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5.1 Beale, Anne (368)
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5.2 Besant, Walter and Rice, James (412c)
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5.3 Besant, Walter and Rice, James (413a)
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5.4 Besant, Walter and Rice, James (426a-d)
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5.5 Besant, Walter (435a)
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5.6 Besant, Walter (436b)
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5.7 Besant, Walter (440a-c)
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5.8 Besant, Walter (463b)
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5.9 Besant, Walter (464b-d)
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5.10 Black, Clementina (488a, 489)
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6.1 Black, Clementina (489)
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6.2-7.1 Black, William (493)
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7.2-4 Black, William (509)
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7.5 Black, William (520)
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7.6 Black, William (521, 521a-c)
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7.7 Boulger, Mrs. George Simmonds (605a)
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7.8 Bray, Anna Eliza (779a)
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7.9 Bray, Anna Eliza (780a)
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7.10 Bray, Anna Eliza (781a)
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7.11 Bray, Anna Eliza (798a-b)
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7.12 Brough, Robert B. (844b)
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7.13 Bullen, Frank T. (916a)
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7.14 Bulwer, Edward George Earle Lytton (932a)
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7.15 Bulwer, Edward George Earle Lytton (934a)
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7.16 Bulwer, Edward George Earle Lytton (940d)
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7.17 Bury, Lady Charlotte Susan Maria (1016a)
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7.18 Carey, Mrs. Joanna (1083a)
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8.1 Carter, Frederick (1138)
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8.2 Cholmondeley, Mary (1212b)
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8.3 Cholmondeley, Mary (1213b-c)
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8.4 Cholmondeley, Mary (1215a-b)
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8.5 Cholmondeley, Mary (1216a/1219a)
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8.6 Cholmondeley, Mary (1219)
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8.7 Cholmondeley, Mary (1220a-b)
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8.8 Clifford, Lucy, Mrs. W[illiam] K[ingdom] (1259a)
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8.9 Clifford, Lucy, Mrs. W[illiam] K[ingdom] (1262, 1262a)
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8.10 Cobban, J. Maclaren (1273, 1273a-c)
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60 Cobbold, Richard (1284b)
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8.11 Cobbold, Richard (1284c)
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60 Cobbold, Richard (1290)
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8.12 Collins, Charles Allston (1322a-b)
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8.13 Collins, Mortimer and Frances (1340a)
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8.14 Collins, Wilkie (1343c-d)
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8.15 Collins, Wilkie (1344b)
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8.16 Collins, Wilkie (1345b)
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8.17 Collins, Wilkie (1349a)
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8.18 Collins, Wilkie (1354b)
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8.19 Collins, Wilkie (1356a)
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8.20 Collins, Wilkie (1357b)
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8.21 Collins, Wilkie (1358d-f)
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8.22 Collins, Wilkie (1359d)
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8.23 Collins, Wilkie (1363f)
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8.24 Collins, Wilkie (1368c-d)
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8.25 Collins, Wilkie (1369c)
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8.26 Collins, Wilkie (1370e-f)
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8.27 Collins, Wilkie (1371a)
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8.28 Collins, Wilkie (1386)
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8.29 Collins, Wilkie (1387)
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8.30 Collins, Wilkie (1389)
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8.31 Collins, Wilkie (1390)
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8.32 Collins, Wilkie (1391)
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8.33 Collins, Wilkie (1392)
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8.34 Collins, Wilkie (1393)
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8.35 Connor, Marie (1409a-d)
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8.36 Connor, Marie (1414a-e)
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8.37 Connor, Marie (1418a-q)
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8.38 Conway, Hugh (1423b)
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9.1 Corelli, Marie (1442)
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9.2 Corelli, Marie (1443)
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9.3 Corelli, Marie (1444)
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9.4 Corelli, Marie (1445)
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9.5 Corelli, Marie (1446)
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9.6 Corelli, Marie (1447)
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9.7 Corelli, Marie (1448)
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9.8 Corelli, Marie (1449)
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9.9 Corelli, Marie (1450)
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9.10 Corelli, Marie (1451)
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9.11 Corelli, Marie (1452)
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9.12 Corelli, Marie (1453)
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9.13 Corelli, Marie (1454)
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9.14 Corelli, Marie (1455)
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9.15 Corelli, Marie (1456)
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9.16 Corelli, Marie (1457)
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9.17 Corelli, Marie (1458)
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9.18 Corelli, Marie (1459)
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9.19 Corelli, Marie (1461a)
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9.20 Craigie, Pearl Maria Theresa (1526a)
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9.21 Crawford, F. Marion (1561b)
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9.22 Crawford, F. Marion (1594, 1594a-g)
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9.23 Croker, Bithia Mary (1616a-i)
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9.24 Croker, Bithia Mary (1622b-c)
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9.25 Croker, Bithia Mary (1623a-r)
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9.26 Croker, Bithia Mary (1627a-e)
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9.27 Cruikshank, George (1663, 1663b)
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9.28 Dasent, George Webbe (1725a)
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9.29 Diver, Maud (1853a-b)
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9.30 Du Maurier, George (1950a)
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9.31 Du Maurier, George (1952d)
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9.32 Du Maurier, George (1952g)
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10.1-11.1 Edwards, Matilda Barbara Betham (2021)
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11.2 Edwards, Matilda Barbara Betham (2022a)
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11.3 Edwards, Matilda Barbara Betham (2043)
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11.4 Edwards, Matilda Barbara Betham (2043a)
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11.5 Farjeon, Benjamin Leopold (2130a)
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11.6 Fenn, George Manville (2187)
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11.7 Fitzgerald, Percy (2254a)
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11.8 Fitzgerald, Percy (2254b)
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11.9 Gore, Mrs. C[atherine Grace] F[rances] (2609d-e)
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11.10 Gore, Mrs. C[atherine Grace] F[rances] (2623a)
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11.11 Gore, Mrs. C[atherine Grace] F[rances] (2624b-c)
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11.12 Gore, Mrs. C[atherine Grace] F[rances] (2632a)
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11.13 Gore, Mrs. C[atherine Grace] F[rances] (2638)
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11.14 Gore, Mrs. C[atherine Grace] F[rances] (2654)
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11.15 Haggard, H[enry] Rider (2837)
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11.16 Haggard, H[enry] Rider (2847a)
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11.17 Haggard, H[enry] Rider (2848a)
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11.18 Haggard, H[enry] Rider (2848b)
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11.19 Haggard, H[enry] Rider (2863e)
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11.20 Haggard, H[enry] Rider (2863f)
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11.21 Haggard, H[enry] Rider (2886)
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11.22 Haggard, H[enry] Rider (2901)
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11.23 James, G[eorge] P[ayne] R[ainsford] (3535a)
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11.24 Jefferies, Richard (3618a)
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11.25 Jenkins, John Edward (3632d)
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12.1-2 Jerrold, Douglas William (3667)
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12.3 Jerrold, Douglas William [contains original illustrations by John Leech] (3667c)
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12.4 Lawless, Emily (3958a)
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12.5 Lawrence, George A[lfred] (3968a)
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12.6 Lee, Holme (3995)
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12.7 Le Fanu, J[oseph] Sheridan (4027a)
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12.8 Le Fanu, J[oseph] Sheridan (4028a)
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12.9 Lemon, Mark (4055)
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12.10 Lever, Charles (4075a-j)
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12.11 Linton, Mrs. E[liza] Lynn (4128a-c)
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12.12 Linton, Mrs. E[liza] Lynn (4140b)
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12.13 Linton, Mrs. E[liza] Lynn (4153)
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12.14 MacDonald, Frederika (4293b)
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12.15 MacDonald, Greville (4322a)
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12.16 Maclise, Daniel (4351)
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12.17-13.1 Mahon, Lady (4389)
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13.2 Manning, Anne (4470)
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13.3 Marriott, Charles (4484a)
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13.4 Morrison, Arthur (4949a)
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13.5 Norris, W[illiam] E[dward] (5139a-b)
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13.6 Norris, W[illiam] E[dward] (5142a)
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13.7 Norris, W[illiam] E[dward] (5143a)
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13.8 Norris, W[illiam] E[dward] (5154a)
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13.9 Norris, W[illiam] E[dward] (5164a-b)
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13.10 Norris, W[illiam] E[dward] (5172b)
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13.11 Norris, W[illiam] E[dward] (5186b-d)
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13.12 Norris, W[illiam] E[dward] (5187a-c)
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13.13 Oliphant, Mrs. Margaret (5241a)
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13.14 Oliphant, Mrs. Margaret (5252a)
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13.15 Oliphant, Mrs. Margaret (5261)
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13.16 Ouida [Marie Louise de la Ramée] (5317b)
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13.17 Ouida [Marie Louise de la Ramée] (5321a)
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13.18 Ouida [Marie Louise de la Ramée] (5323)
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13.19 Ouida [Marie Louise de la Ramée] (5332a)
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13.20 Ouida [Marie Louise de la Ramée] (5343a)
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13.21 Ouida [Marie Louise de la Ramée] (5358)
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14.1 Payn, James (5431)
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14.2-14.5 Payn, James (5439)
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15.1-2 Payn, James (5446)
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15.3 Reade, Amos (5704c)
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15.4 Reid, Captain Mayne (5744a)
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15.5 Reid, Captain Mayne (5756b)
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15.6 Reid, Captain Mayne (5757c)
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15.7-8 Robinson, F[rederick] W[illiam] (5932)
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16.1 Roulet, Pauline Marie (5976)
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16.2 Russell, Lord John (6000)
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16.3 Russell, W[illiam] Clark (6013a)
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16.4 Russell, W[illiam] Clark (6014a-c)
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16.5 Russell, W[illiam] Clark (6016a)
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16.6 Shorthouse, Joseph Henry (6300a)
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16.7 Smart, Henry Hawley (6400a)
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16.8 Smedley, Frank (6401a-c)
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16.9 Stanuell, Charles A. (6532)
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17.1 Stanuell, Charles A. (6533)
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17.2 Stanuell, Charles A. (6534)
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17.3 Steel, Flora Annie (6541 a,1-50)
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17.4 Steel, Flora Annie (6541 51-79)
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18.1 Steel, Flora Annie (6547a)
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18.2 Taylor, Captain Meadows (6676b)
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18.3 Trollope, Anthony (6792a)
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18.4 Trollope, Anthony (6795c)
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18.5 Truemark, Ernest (6870)
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18.6 Ward, Catherine (7017a)
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18.7 Ward, Mrs. Humphry (7019b)
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19.1 Ward, Mrs. Humphry (7024)
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19.2 Warren, Samuel (7069a)
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19.3 Warren, Samuel (7072b)
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19.4 Wood, Lady (7266a)
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19.5 Wood, Lady (7274a)
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19.6 Wood, Lady (7290b)
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19.7 Wood, Lady (7292c)
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19.8 Yonge, Charlotte Mary (7360b)
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19.9 Anonymous (7607)
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19.10 Z., A. (7684)
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19.11 The Oriental Annual (7853c)



Series II. Materials Not Described in Wolff Bibliography

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19.12 Ainsworth, William Harrison
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19.13 Allen, Grant
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19.14 Anstey, F. [Tomas Anstey Guthrie]
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19.15 Arnold, Edwin
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19.16 Banim, John
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19.17 Baring-Gould, Sabine
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19.18 Banks, Mrs. G. Linneaus
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19.19 Bellairs, Nona and Rose
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19.20 Benson, Claude E.
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19.21 Bentley, Richard
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19.22 Berkeley, Grantley F.
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19.23 Besant, Walter
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19.24 Bettany, Jeanie Gwynne
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19.25 Biffin, Sarah
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19.26 Black, William
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19.27 Bray, Anna Eliza
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19.28 Brook, Lyndhurst, and Hauts
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19.29 Brooks, Shirley
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19.30 Brough, Robert B.
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19.31 Broughton, Rhoda
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19.32 Buchannan, Robert
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19.33 Bullen, Frank T.
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20.1 Bulwer and Bulwer-Lytton
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20.2 Caine, Hall
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20.3 Caldecott, Randolph
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20.4 Carey, R[osa] N[ouchette]
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20.5 Carleton, William
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20.6 Chesney, General Sir G[eorge] T[omkyns]
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20.7 Cholmondeley, Mary
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20.8 Clifford, Lucy, Mrs. W[illiam] K[ingdom]
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20.9 Coghill, Joscelyn
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20.10 Collins, Mortimer
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20.11 Collins, Wilkie
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osf 1 Collins, Wilkie
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20.12 Connor, Marie and Robert Leighton
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20.13 Corelli, Marie
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20.14 Craik, Georgiana
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20.15 Crawford, F. Marion
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20.16-17 Croker, Bithia Mary
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20.18 Crowe, Catherine
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20.19 Cruikshank, George
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20.20 Cruikshank, Isaac Robert
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21.1 Cudlip, Annie Thomas
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21.2 Dawe, William Carlton Lanyon
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21.3 Dowling, Richard
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21.4 Downey, Edmund
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21.5 Drury, Anne H[arriet]
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21.6 Du Maurier, George
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21.7 Dyer, Louis
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21.8 Edwards, Amelia B.
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21.9 Faithfull, Emily
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21.10 Falconer, Edmund
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21.11 Farjeon, Benjamin Leopold
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21.12 Fenn, George Manville
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21.13 Fenton, Gertrude
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21.14 Fitzgerald, Percy
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21.15 Fraser, James Baillie
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21.16 Fraser, Patrick
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21.17 Freeland, William
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21.18 Frere, B.
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21.19 Galsworthy, John
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21.20 Gissing, Algernon
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21.21 Glascock, William N.
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21.22 Gore, Mrs. C[atherine Grace] F[rances]
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21.23* Hall, Samuel Carter and Anna Maria Felding Hall (* one item removed to oversize box 60)
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21.24 Halton, Joseph
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21.25 Hector, Annie French
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21.26 Hook, Theodore Edward
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21.27 Howitt, Mary
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21.28 Hume, Fergus
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21.29 James, G[eorge] P[ayne] R[ainsford]
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21.30 James, Henry
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21.31 Jerome, Jerome K[lapka]
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21.32 Kavanagh, Julia
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21.33 Keary, Anne
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21.34 Kingsley, Charles
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21.35 Kingsley, Henry
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21.36 Kingston, William H[enry Giles]
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21.37 Landon, Laetitia E[lizabeth]
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21.38 Le Fanu, J[oseph] Sheridan
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21.39 Lemon, Mark
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21.40 Lever, Charles
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21.41 Lewes, G. H.
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22.1 Linton, Mrs. E[liza] Lynn
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22.2 Lockhart, J[ohn] G[ibson]
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22.3 Lover, Samuel
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22.4 Lyall, Edna [Ada Ellen Bagly]
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22.5 Maarrtens, Maarten
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22.6* MacDonald, George and Greville (* three items removed to oversize box 60)
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22.7 MacDonough, Felix
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22.8 Maginn, William
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22.9 Manning, Anne
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22.10 Manning, H. E.
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22.11 Marryat, Florence
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22.12 Marryat, Frederick
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22.13 Martineau, Harriet
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22.14 Maxwell, W[illiam] B[abington]
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22.15 Middlemass, Jean
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22.16 Miller, Thomas
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22.17 Molesworth, Mary Louisa
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22.18 Morgan, Lady Sydney
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22.19 Morier, James
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22.20 Morrison, Arthur
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22.21 Mulock, Dinah Maria
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22.22 Murray, David Christie
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22.23 Neddie, Henrietta [Sara Iztler]
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22.24 Norris, W[illiam] E[dward]
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22.25 Norton, Caroline
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22.26 Oliphant, Mrs. Margaret
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22.27* Ouida [Marie Louise de la Ramée] (* one item removed to oversize box 60)
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22.28 Partridge, Bernard
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23.1 Payn, James
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23.2 Petherick, John and N. W.
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23.3 Ponsonby, Emily
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23.4 Porter, Anna Maria and Jane
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23.5 Praed, Mrs. Campbell [Rosa Mackworth]
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23.6 Reid, Captain Mayne
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23.7 Riddell, Charlotte
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23.8 Rita [Mrs. Humphreys]
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23.9 Russell, W[illiam] Clark
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23.10 St. John, James Augustus
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23.11 Sadlier, Michael
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23.12 Sala, G[eorge] A[ugustus Henry]
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23.13 Saunders, John
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23.14 Schreiner, Olive
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23.15 Sewell, Elizabeth and Mary
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23.16 Shoberl, Frederick
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23.17 Shorthouse, Joseph Henry
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23.18 Sinclair, Catherine
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23.19 Sterry, J. Ashby
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23.20 Stevenson, Mrs. R. L.
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23.21 Tauchnitz
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23.22 Tinsley
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23.23 Tonna, Mrs. Charlotte Elizabeth
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23.24 Trollope, Frances
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23.25 Ward, Mrs. Humphry
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23.26 Warren, Samuel
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23.27 Watts, Alaric A.
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23.28 White, William Hale
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23.29-24.2 Wood, Mrs. Henry
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24.3 Yates, Edmund
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60 The Yellow Book broadside
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24.4-5 Yonge, Charlotte Mary
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24.6 Zola, Emile
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24.7-8 Unidentified correspondence and collage album



Series III. Book Withdrawals

Described in Wolff bibliography
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25.1 Ainsworth, William Harrison [contains original illustrations by Hablot Knight Browne] (60a) - Fullerton, Lady Georgia (2370)
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25.2 Fullerton, Lady Georgia (2371) - Peard, Frances Mary (5502)
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25.3 Pigott, Mrs. Harriott (5564) - Tinsley's Magazine (7918)
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25.4 Not described in Wolff bibliography



Series IV. Mary Elizabeth Braddon

Subseries A. Braddon Diaries
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26.1 1890
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26.2 1891
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26.3 1892
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26.4 1893
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26.5 1894
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27.1 1895
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27.2 1896
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27.3 1897
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27.4 1898
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27.5 1899
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28.1 1900
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28.2 1901
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28.3 1902
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28.4 1903
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28.5 1904
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29.1 1905
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29.2 1906
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29.3 1907
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29.4 1908
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29.5 1909
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30.1 1910
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30.2 1911
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30.3 1912
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30.4 1913
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30.5 1914
Subseries B. Braddon Journals
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31.1 "M. S. S. volume IV," March 1889
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31.2 "M. S. S. volume V," August 1874 - October 1884
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31.3 Circa 18 May 1892
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31.4 Circa 1892
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32.1 Pre 1895
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32.2 Pre 1909
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32.3 Undated
Subseries C. Braddon Works
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33.1 Aurora Floyd (625f)
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osf 2 Aurora Floyd (625i)
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33.2-3 The Good Hermione (648)
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33.4 Joshua Haggard's Daughter (658)
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33.5 Lady Audley's Secret (660m)
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osf 2 Lady Audley's Secret (660p)
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33.9 Lady Audley's Secret (660u)
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33.6-34.2* Mary (669; * two envelopes removed to oversize box 60)
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34.3 Mohawks (672b)
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34.4 Run to Earth (684)
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34.5 The Vixen (698c)
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34.6 The White House (700)
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34.7 Oscar Bertrand (705)
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34.8 A Life Interest (720)
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34.9 The Missing Witness (723)
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34.10 Address written by Braddon for James Hall Benefit Concert (727)
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34.11 Before the Knowledge of Evil (728)
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34.12 Emile Zola and the Naturalist School (730)
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34.13 People Who Write to the Times (742)
Not listed in Wolff bibliography
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35.1 At Daggers Drawn
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osf 2 Aurora Floyd
A Friendly Mount
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35.2 Maria Jones, Her Book
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35.3 Tom Pearson's Last Party
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35.4 The Ubiquitous Man
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35.5* Untitled fragments (* two items removed to oversize box 60)
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60 Scrapbook
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35.6 Braddon signatures, undated
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35.7-9 Braddon drawings, undated
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35.10 Original illustrations by "H. French," "S. H.," "Hal Ludlow," "F. H. Townsend," and "W. Parkinson" used in Braddon works, undated
Subseries D. Braddon Correspondence
Outgoing
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35.11 A-Z, 1863-1910, undated
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35.12 [Braddon], Alice, undated
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35.13 Broughton, [Rhoda], undated
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35.14 Frith, 1906 & undated
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35.15 Jeaffreson, Mrs. [John Cordy], 1894-1909
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36.1 Kent, Chase, 1865-1881 & undated
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36.2 Monckton, Lady, undated
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36.3 Sims [George], 1898, undated
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36.4 Strand Magazine, 1915
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36.5 Whitwig, Juliette, 1887-1914, undated
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36.6 Unidentified recipient, 1893-1912, undated
Incoming
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36.7 A-Z, 1858-1914, undated
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36.8 Arnold, Edwin, 1875
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36.9 Bancroft, Mary Elizabeth, 1892
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36.10 Bancroft, Squire, 1906
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36.11 Barrett, Wilson, 1899
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36.12 Barrie, J. M., 1907
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36.13 Basdin [Braddon's aunt], 1866
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36.14 Bateman, Stringer, 1912
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36.15 Beerbohm Tree, Herbert, Harriette Jealous, M. D. Kavanagh, Leo Trevor, J. B. McCallum, 1890-1900, undated
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36.16 Beerbohm Tree, Herbert, 1898
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36.18 Bourchier-Wrey, 1908
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36.19 Braddon family, 1890-1897 & undated
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36.20 Brough, Lionel, 1902
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36.21 Broughton, Rhoda, undated
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36.22 Bulwer-Lytton, Edith and Lord L., 1885-1900
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36.23 Burnand, F. C., 1902-1911, undated
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36.24 Burnham, 1914
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36.25 Burns, K. G., 1909
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36.26 Cholmondeley, Mary, undated
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36.27 Clifford, Lucy, Mrs. W[illiam] K[ingdom], undated
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36.28 Cowlard, S. [Braddon's aunt], undated
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36.29 Dawson, 1913
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36.30 Delane, John Thadeus, undated
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36.31 Devon, C. J., 1864
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36.32 Dicksee, Francis Bertrand, 1902
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36.33 Doneraile, 1909
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36.34 Doyle, Arthur Conan, 1909
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37.1 Frith, 1865-1908
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37.2 Gilby, J., 1860-1861
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37.3 Gladstone, William, 1891
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37.4 Hardy, Thomas, 1903
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37.5 Harrison, Frederic, 1900
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37.6 Harrison, R. B., 1914
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37.7 Hawkins, Anthony, 1905
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37.8 Irving, Henry, 1891
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37.9 James, Henry, 1911-1914
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37.10 Kendal, Madge, undated
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37.11 Li Ching-Fong, 1909-1910
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37.12 Macleay, Alex C., 1884
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37.13 Maxwell, John, 1861
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37.14 Nevell, 1904-1909, undated
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37.15 Oxenford, J[ohn], 1875
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37.16 Pinero, Arthur W., 1895-1906
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37.17 Reade, Charles, undated
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37.18 Ritchie, Anne, undated
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37.19 Robins, Elizabeth, 1912
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37.20 Sala, George A[ugustus Henry], 1892, undated
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37.21 Sawyer, W., 1860, undated
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37.22 Seaman, Owen, 1912, undated
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37.23 St. Helier, Mary, 1879
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37.24 Treadwell, R., 1888
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37.25 Tree, M., undated
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36.17 Watt, A. S., 1914
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37.26 Whitewig, Richard, 1908
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37.27 Wyndham, Charles, undated
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37.28 Yates, Edmund, 1881-1889
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37.29 Young, Julian C., undated
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37.30 Unidentified, 1891-1913, undated
Third Party
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37.31 To Braddon, Fanny
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37.32 Leitch, W. L. to Mrs. Wyndham, 1878
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37.33 Longman, William to Waldorf, 1873
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37.34 Mackay, Charles to John Maxwell, 1881
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37.35 Maxwell, Gerald to Lady Turner, 1912
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37.36 Maxwell, W. B. to various, 1915-1937
Subseries E. Wolff Research and Works on Braddon
Transcriptions of Braddon diaries
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38.1 1880
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38.2 1881
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38.3 1882
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38.4 1883
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38.5 1884
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38.6 1885
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38.7 1886
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38.8 1887
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38.9 1887-1888
Transcription of Braddon notebooks
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38.10 Notebook 1
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38.11 Notebook 2
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38.12 Notebook 9 (Maxwell)
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39.1-2 Transcriptions of Braddon early works, undated
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39.3 Transcriptions of letters to Braddon, undated
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39.4 Photocopy of Braddon's Before the Knowledge of Evil (728)
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39.5-6 Photocopies of letters from Braddon to Bulwer-Lytton, undated
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40.1-3 Photocopies of Braddon correspondence, undated
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40.4 Typed summaries of Braddon works, undated
Wolff correspondence
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40.5 Sercombe-Smith, 1961-1965
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40.6 General, 1955-1961
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40.7 Maxwell holdings, typed list, undated
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40.8 "The Novels of Mary Elizabeth Braddon," by Benjamin Nyberg, photocopy thesis, 1965
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41.1 Photographs
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41.3-5 Research material - general
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41.6-42.2 Research material - used
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42.3 Unidentified typed draft fragments, undated
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42.4 Lecture, 1967
Sensational Victorian: The Life and Fiction of Mary Elizabeth Braddon (1979)
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42.5-6 General correspondence and research material, 1976-1979, undated
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43.1 Permissions and research correspondence, 1961-1975
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43.2 Photographs used, undated
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43.3 Reviews, 1979



Series V. Wolff Works and Research

Subseries A. Works
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43.4 The Balkans in Our Time (1956), correspondence, 1956-1975
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43.5 Devoted Disciple, typed draft fragment, undated
Gains and Losses: Novels of Faith and Doubt in Victorian England (1977)
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43.6-7 Correspondence and research material, 1974-1980
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43.8 Permissions, 1976-1977
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43.9 Afterthoughts, typed notes and research material, undated
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44.1 The Genesis of The Turn of the Screw, typed drafts and notes, 1940
The Golden Key: A Study of the Fiction of George MacDonald (1961)
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44.2 General correspondence and research material, 1959-1975
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44.3 Fan mail, 1959-1973
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44.4 Sendak correspondence, 1966-1970
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44.5 Grolier Club speech, correspondence, typed draft, and research material, 1967-1969
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44.6 Harvard Class of 1936: Talk 1974, correspondence and typed draft, 1961-1974
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44.7 Henry James and Robert Louis Stevenson, handwritten and typed notes and drafts, undated
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44.8 "The Hundredth Anniversary of a Classic: Anthony Trollope's The Way We Live Now,"Harvard Magazine, correspondence, typed drafts, and tearsheets, 1975
Ireland: From Act of Union, 1800, to the Death of Parnell, 1891
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45.1-3 Handwritten and typed notes, research material, and correspondence, 1977-1979
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45.4-6 Offprints of introductions, undated
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45.7 Publisher catalogs, undated
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46.1-2 Manchester and the factory system, 1965
Nineteenth-Century Fiction: A Bibliographical Catalogue Based on the Collection Formed by Robert Lee Wolff (1981-1986)
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61-65 Bibliography note cards, undated
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46.3-50.4 Incomplete photocopy of bibliography note cards, undated
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50.5 Correspondence, 1978-1984
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50.6-7 Photographs, undated
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50.8 Reviews, 1982-1983
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50.9 Strange Stories and Other Explorations in Victorian Fiction (1971), correspondence and reviews, 1971-1979
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50.10 "Surrender to Trollope, Master Victorian Novelist,"The Boston Globe, 1976
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50.11 Review of J. A. Sutherland, Victorian Novelists and Publishers, 1976
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51.1 Times Literary Supplement, "Present Uses for the Past" and "The Preacher in Fairyland," 1970-1975
Subseries B. Research Files
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51.2 Ademar of Chabannes, undated
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51.3 Annals of the Parish, undated
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51.4 "Are We the Coming Race" and "Re-introducing the Madam," 1971
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51.5 Bond Slaves/ Mrs. G. Linnaeus Banks, undated
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51.6 Bulwer-Lytton, undated
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51.7 Carleton Newsletter, 1972-1974
Collins, Wilkie
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51.8-11 Collins correspondence photoduplicates, undated
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51.12-52.1 Photographs and drawings of Collins, undated
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52.2 The Woman in White, illustrations, undated
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52.3-5 Research material and notes, 1890-1950, undated
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52.6 Comings By and North and South, undated
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52.7 Crusades, undated
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52.8 Future papers, undated
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52.9-53.3 Naples manuscript translation, circa 1940
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53.4 Shorthouse, J. M/Wagner, circa 1978
Subseries C. Correspondence Files
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53.5 Academic, 1956-1977
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53.6 Bulwer-Lytton/Flower, 1978-1979
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53.7 Disraeli project, 1976
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53.8 Feldman, 1974-1975
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54.1 Harvard, 1927-1980
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54.2 Henty list/Forgy, 1938-1949
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54.3 Hollis, Thomas, 1962-1966
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54.4 Lilly Library, 1967-1979
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54.5 Maison, 1980-1981
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54.6 Smith, 1969
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54.7 Speck/Martineau, 1971-1972
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54.8 Victorian subjects, 1961-1979
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54.9 Wolff, Mary, 1981-1983
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55.1-59.9 Subseries D. Book Dealer Catalogs and Correspondence, 1937-1981
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60 Oversize materials
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61-65 Note cards