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University of Texas, Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center

Wilkie Collins:

An Inventory of His Collection at the Harry Ransom Center



Creator: Collins, Wilkie, 1824-1889
Title: Wilkie Collins Collection
Dates: 1843-1938, undated
Abstract: Includes both manuscripts and correspondence of the popular British Victorian novelist, playwright, and short story writer, Wilkie Collins. Among his correspondents are Walter Besant, Sir Hall Caine, Cassell, Petter and Galpin, Edward Matthew Ward, and others. Research material that was gathered by Dorothy Sayers as she worked on bibliographic, biographical, and critical studies of Collins is also present in the collection.
Call Number: Manuscript Collection MS-0881
Extent: 8 document boxes, 1 oversize box (4.36 linear feet)
Language: English, French, German
Repository: The University of Texas at Austin, Harry Ransom Center

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Open for research

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Note:

This finding aid replicates and replaces information previously available only in a card catalog. Please see the explanatory note at the end of this finding aid for information regarding the arrangement of the manuscripts as well as the abbreviations commonly used in descriptions.

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Container List

 

Works:

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1.2 Antonina, or The fall of Rome, handwritten manuscript with many revisions, 171 pages bound, "begun April 23, 1846." Bound with this: Jezebel's daughter and Miss or Mrs. Queen 904abc.
Armadale: a drama:
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1.3 Act I, signed handwritten manuscript / copy with revisions, 32 pages, undated.
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1.4 Act II, handwritten manuscript with extensive revisions, 27 pages, undated.
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1.5 Act II, handwritten manuscript / rough copy with many revisions, 38 pages, undated.
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1.6-2.2 The bird-doctor (play), handwritten manuscript / early versions with extensive handwritten revisions and inserts in another hand, 443 pages, "Begun March 14, 1880." Earlier title: Lady Calisto.
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2.3 Blind love; the last third of the story set forth in careful outline, handwritten manuscript in another hand with corrections by Collins, 61 pages bound, May 1889. At head of first page: The Lord Harry.
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1.1 Books necessary for a liberal education, handwritten manuscript in another hand, 7 pages, 11 February 1886. Extract from The Pall Mall Gazette.
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2.5 The case of Roxalana Druse, handwritten manuscript with revisions, 6 pages, 1887. Brief sketch for a work based on the murderess. Included with this: handwritten manuscript / copy in another hand and typescript / copy of The case of Roxalana Druse. Also included with this: Monotonous lives of the middle classes by Collins.
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2.6 The dream-woman; a story in four narratives, handwritten manuscript and printed text with extensive handwritten revisions, 57 pages, undated. Included with this: handwritten manuscript / copy in an unidentified hand of The dream-woman.
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2.7 The evil genius; a drama in four acts, signed handwritten manuscript in an unidentified hand with revisions by Collins, 151 pages bound, undated.
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3.1 Fie! Fie! Or The fair physician, handwritten manuscript in another hand, 63 pages, 1882.
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9.1 The guilty river, handwritten manuscript with numerous revisions, 102 pages bound, circa 1886.
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3.2-3 Heart and science; a story of the present time, signed handwritten manuscript with extensive revisions, 299 pages, undated.
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2.4 Hide and seek, handwritten manuscript / incomplete with revisions, 4 pages (numbers 104-107), undated. At head of first page: Le gros.
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3.4 How I married him; the confession of a young lady; edited by Collins, signed handwritten manuscript with extensive revisions, 22 pages, undated.
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2.4 How I write my books; related in a letter to a friend, signed handwritten manuscript with many revisions, 4 pages, undated. From the Hanley Collection.
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1.2 Jezebel's daughter, signed handwritten manuscript with extensive revisions, 232 pages bound, undated. Bound with Antonina, or, The fall of Rome, and Miss or Mrs.
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3.5-6 The law and the lady, signed handwritten manuscript with extensive revisions, 281 pages, undated.
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4.2 Love and liberty, handwritten manuscript with extensive revisions, 32 pages, undated.
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4.1 Man and wife; preface, initialed handwritten manuscript with revisions, 1 page, 30 October 1871.
Memorandum relating to the life and writings of Wilkie Collins, handwritten manuscript / copy with few revisions, 2 pages, 1862. Written on envelope containing manuscript: ANS.
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4.3-4 Miss Gwilt; a drama in five acts, signed handwritten manuscript with extensive revisions, 166 pages, undated. Altered from the novel of Armadale for performance on the stage.
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1.2 Miss or Mrs.; a Christmas story, signed handwritten manuscript with extensive revisions and notes and inserts in unidentified hand, 85 pages bound, 1871. Bound with Antonina, or, The fall of Rome and Jezebel's daughter.
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4.5 Rambles beyond railways, initialed handwritten manuscript with many revisions, 88 pages bound, undated.
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4.6 The red vial; a drama in three acts, signed handwritten manuscript with few revisions, 52 pages, 11 October 1858.
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4.7 Reminiscences of a story teller, handwritten manuscript with many revisions, 10 pages, undated.
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4.8 A square in a country town, signed handwritten manuscript, 1 page, 20 August 1860. From The woman in white. Included with this: photograph of Collins.
Story of the mad woman who was no mad woman, handwritten manuscript with few revisions, 2 pages, undated. Written on accompanying envelope: AN by Collins reading "Told to me by Mr. Lutwych." Typed transcript included.
…warm summer days which preceded the close of my engagement at North Villa…, handwritten manuscript / photo reproduction, 1 page, undated.
The widowed wives; company: notes for play, handwritten manuscript with revisions, 4 pages, undated. Written on envelope containing AN.

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Letters:

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4.9 ALS to unidentified recipient, 6 December 1865.
ALS to unidentified recipient, 6 June 1868.
ALS to unidentified recipient, 22 August 1870.
TccL / copy to unidentified recipient, 10 June 1871.
ALS to unidentified recipient, 2 July 1876.
ALS to unidentified recipient, 25 April 1883.
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4.10 ALS to unidentified recipient, 26 December 1884. From the Drake Collection.
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4.9 TL / copy to unidentified recipient, 4 February 1888.
AL / copy to unidentified recipient "Aunt," 26 November 1884. Written in another hand.
ALS to unidentified recipient "Madam," 17 March 1877.
ALS to Adams, W. E., 1 February 1879.
ALS to Anderson, Mary, 24 October 1885.
ALS to Annie, 14 September 1888.
ALS to Ashworth, Edwin, 16 June 1888. Attached to this: printed article re Collins.
ALS to Ball, Benjamin West, 26 June 1865.
4 ALI to Bartley, Harriet Elizabeth Graves, 1886-1888. Letters directed to "Carrie."
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4.11 15 ALS to Beecheno, Yaxley and company, 1883-1889. Correspondence concerns purchase of wine and champagne. Included with these: photograph of Collins and one empty envelope postmarked 23 May 1888.
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4.9 2 ALS to Besant, Walter, 23 February 1887 and 25 April 1889. With copies.
TL / copy to Booth, William D., 20 September 1870. Written on this: AN by Dorothy Leigh Sayers?
ALS to Boucicault, Dion, 22 September 1870.
ALS to Bryant, Bernard W., 11 November 1872.
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4.12 2 ALS, ALS / photocopy to Buck, E. A., 1879-1883.
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4.9 ALS to Bullar, 13 October 1866.
ALS / copy to Bullar, Mrs., 23 February 1859.
ALS to Burnblum, Eveline M., 15 April 1881.
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4.13 AL / copy to Chambers, Miss, 15 May 1860. Copy in unidentified hand.
ALS to Chatto and Windus, Ltd., 4 March 1875.
ALS to Collins, W. Whitaker, 20 April 1864.
ALS to Cunliffe?, 13 March 1873.
2 ALS / photocopies to Davenport, Miss, 28 July and 8 September 1877.
TccL / copy to Deems, Rev. Dr., 5 October 1865.
ALS to Dikar, 22 April 1873.
ALS to Heart and science, addressed to the editor, 9 March 1883.
ALS / copy to G_____, Thomas, 20 May 1884.
3 ALS to Gale, William, 1857-1875.
ALS to Goldsmid, Lady, 14 June 1861.
ALS to Hall, Samuel Carter, 3 May 1854.
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4.14 10 ALS, 2 TL / copies to Harper's, 1867-1884. Included with these: duplicates of the TL copies.
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4.13 TL / copy to Hayne, Paul Hamilton, 3 May 1884.
AL / copy to Henry, Thomas Joseph, undated. Signed W. Wilkie Collins. Written on the letter are notes about it.
ALS to Higgins, Henry, 29 April 1883.
ALS to Hodgson, Thomas, 1 November 1855.
ALS to Hollingshead, John, 1 June 1869.
TL / copy to Holmes, Oliver Wendell, 17 May 1875.
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5.1 4 ALS to Kent, Charles, 1881-1886.
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4.15 ALS to Knight, John P., 9 April 1872
3 ALS to Laffan, William M., 1883.
TL / copy to Lehmann, 1862?
TL / copy to Lehmann, Mrs., 13 November 1862.
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5.2 ALS, 13 TL / copies to Lehmann, Frederick Augustus, 1869-1888. Enclosed with ALS: ALI / copy in unidentified hand.
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5.3 ALS, 2 ALI, 7 TL / copies to Lehmann, Nina Chambers, 1868-1883, undated. Letters directed to "Padrona." Included with these: duplicate transcript of letter dated 1 March 1883.
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4.15 ALS to Lowe, James, 13 April 1858.
ALS to Manby, Charles, 3 July 1862.
ALS to Marsh, Ernest, 24 December 1884.
ALS to Millais, Jack, 6 April 1863.
ALS to Munnings, James, 9 September 1874.
TL / copy to Neill, E. B., 10 October 1861.
2 ALS, TL / copy to Nelson, Mrs., 1 August 1877 and 9 April 1879.
ALS to Nicoll, Henry James, 28 November 1881.
2 ALS to Ouvry, Frederic, 4 and 5 April 1864.
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5.4 7 ALI, AL to Payn, James, 1869-1882, undated. Signature cut from one letter. Included with these: TL / transcript of letter dated 21 March 1869.
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4.15 ALS to Peel, Robert, 4 May 1848.
3 ALS to Phayre, J. F., 1883-1884.
AL / copy to Phillips, F. V., 24 March 1866.
ALS to Pitts, John Linwood, 10 December 1860.
ALS to Pritchard, Edward, 20 October 1883.
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5.6 ALS, ALS / photo reproduction to Richmond, George, 20 May 1847 and 26 June 1848.
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5.5 ALS to _____ Robson & Sons, 21 October 1878.
ALS to Routledge, Edmund, 1 November 1867.
ALS to Rowe, George F., 21 February 1884.
2 TL / copies to "Rudy" (Rudie), 1 January and 3 June 1880.
ALS to Sampson Low, Son and Co., 10 October 1861. Attached to this: printed article re Collins.
7 TL / copies to Satchell, Thomas W., 1871-1872.
ALS to Semter, H. P., 10 March 1877.
ALS to Smith, _____, 23 September 1887.
ALS to Smith, Elder and Co., publishers, London, 17 March 1863.
ALS to Speed, Miss, 30 March 1867.
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5.7 6 ALS to Thomas, Frederick Moy, 1875-1888.
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5.5 TL / copy to Tiny, Miss, 1873-1880. Written on this: TL copies to unidentified recipient; George M. Towle; Mrs. Ward; John Watkins; Olive Logan Sikes.
TL / copy to Turner, John, 13 July 1888.
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5.8 23 ALS to Ward, Edward Matthew "Ned," 1853-1873. Written on ALS to 6 August 1864: ALS to Edward M. Ward from J. Ward?
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5.9 15 ALS to Ward, Edward M., Mrs, 1857-1879.
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5.5 ALS to Ward, Leslie, 20 January 1879.
2 ALS to Watkins, Herbert, 20 March 1858 and 18 February 1861.
2 ALS, APCS to Watt, A. P., 1882-1885.
ALS to Williams, _____, 7 April 1869.
TL / copy to Willis, Charles H., 8 August 1881.
ALS to Wingfield, Lewis Strange, 19 June 1871.

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Letters 1:

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5.10 ALS / copy to Belinfante Brothers, Messrs., 18 November 1869. Body of the letter in another hand with corrections by Collins.
23 ALS, 3 ALI, ANS to Cassel, Petter and Galpin, Messrs., 1869-1871. 4 ALS are addressed to the editor of Cassell's Magazine.
ALS to the editor of The Echo, 30 November 1869. Tipped into an album with other letters, number 16.
ALS to Fenn, George Manville, 2 September 1881. Tipped into an album with other letters, number 45.
5 ALS to Galpin, Thomas Dixon, 1869-1871.

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Miscellaneous:

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5.11 Unidentified author. TN, undated. Possibly a quotation from a Collins letter.
Unidentified author. 2 ALS to Sayers, Dorothy Leigh, 17 April and 17 June 1929.
Adler, Elkan Nathan, 1861- . TLS to Sayers, Dorothy Leigh, 27 June 1928.
Archibald, W. H. ALS to Millais, J. G., Sir, 22 January 1900. Written on this: ANS by Millais.
Bateson, Frederick Wilse, 1901- . Printed form letter to Sayers, Dorothy Leigh, 5 August 1935.
Bennett, Charles J. ALS to Sayers, Dorothy Leigh, 25 March 1930. Enclosed with this: bill and receipts of photographic service.
Bennett, Frank W. TL / copy to Payson and Clarke re Dorothy Leigh Sayers, 12 December 1929.
Berger, Francesco, 1834- . 2 ALS to Sayers, Dorothy Leigh, 10 and 16 September 1928.
Brown?, Helen. ALS to Sayers, Dorothy Leigh, 18 October no year.
Bull, Montagne. ALS to Sayers, Dorothy Leigh, 8 May 1929.
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5.12 Caine, Hall, Sir, 1853-1931. 5 ALS, AL / incomplete to unidentified recipient, February-May 1888, undated. Includes 4 typed transcriptions.
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5.11 Caine, Hall, Sir, 1853-1931. ALS to Collins, Wilkie, 26 February 1889.
Caine, Hall, Sir, 1853-1931. ALS to Robinson, 26 October 1889.
Caine, Hall, Sir, 1853-1931. 4 ALS to Thomas, Moy, 1888-1899.
Clemens, Cyril, 1902- . ALS to Sayers, Dorothy Leigh, 29 December 1929. Letterhead: Mark Twain Society.
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5.13 Collins, Harriet Geddes, 1790-1868. Untitled narrative My father was the son of a Scotch gent…, handwritten manuscript / incomplete in Harriet Collins' hand with revisions by Wilkie Collins, 151 pages, 25 April 1853. Identified by Catherine Peters as autobiography "superficially disguised as fiction."
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6.1-2 Collins, Harriet Geddes, 1790-1868. Untitled narrative My father was the son of a Scotch gent…, typescript / copy with handwritten corrections, 201 pages; carbon typescript / copy with handwritten corrections, 201 pages, 25 April 1853. Identified by Catherine Peters as autobiography "superficially disguised as fiction."
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5.11 Collins, Charles Allston, 1828-1873. ALS to Ward, Edward M., 28 January 1863.
Collins, Wilkie, 1824-1889:
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5.11 Autograph, undated. On fragment of an 1859 contract between Charles Dickens and C. Evans, witnessed by Collins.
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6.3 Dealer's catalogs and miscellaneous pages containing lists of Wilkie Collins items for sale, printed pages with handwritten notations, 72 pages, 1891-1929. Collected by Dorothy Leigh Sayers for her research on Wilkie Collins.
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6.4 Documents re births, marriages and deaths of individuals related to Wilkie Collings, handwritten and typed manuscripts, 18 items, 1929-1933. Collected by A. May Osler and Dorothy Leigh Sayers for biography of Wilkie Collins.
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5.11 Last will and testament of William Wilkie Collins, handwritten manuscript / photocopy, 22 March 1882.
Last will and testament of William Wilkie Collins: extracts, typescript with handwritten correction, 4 pages, undated.
List of works arranged chronologically, 3 pages, undated.
Love-affairs of Wilkie Collins, typescript with few handwritten revisions, 8 pages, undated.
Miss Gwilt: note on the first London production, handwritten manuscript / note in unidentified hand, 1 page, undated.
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6.5-6 Notes and copies of some records re Wilkie Collins, handwritten and typed manuscript, 148 pages, circa 1933. Some fire damage. Collected by A. May Osler and Dorothy Leigh Sayers for biography of Wilkie Collins.
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5.11 Notes re articles by Wilkie Collins printed in All the Year Round, handwritten manuscript, 4 pages, undated.
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6.7 Quotations and extracts from articles, letters and book reviews re Wilkie Collins, typescript with handwritten inserts, 160 pages, undated.
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5.11 Wilkie Collins library, handwritten manuscript in the hand of Dorothy Sayers, 14 pages, undated. List of books sold by Puttick & Simpson, 20 January 1890.
Collins, William John Thomas. Last will and testament, signed handwritten manuscript / photocopy, 3 pages, 3 May 1843. With this: legal position of Wilkie Collins under the will of William Collins, his father, handwritten manuscript, 7 pages, undated.
Compton-Rickett, Arthur, 1869-1937. 2 ALS to Sayers, Dorothy Leigh, 23 June 1928 and 12 July no year.
Cournos, John, 1881- . TLS to Sayers, Dorothy Leigh, 12 June 1928.
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7.1 Darlow, William. ALS to Sayers, Dorothy Leigh Flemings, Mrs., 10 March 1929.
Dickens, Charles, 1812-1870. TL / copy to Satchell, Thomas W., 29 August 1871.
Dierkes, _____. TLS to Sayers, Dorothy Leigh, 3 November 1929.
D'Oyley, Elizabeth. 2 TLS to Sayers, Dorothy Leigh, 11 and 19 September 1930. Enclosed with these: 2 bibliographies of Wilkie Collins, typescripts, 13 pages, 1930.
Fenn, J. F. TLS to Sayers, Dorothy Leigh, 23 September 1930. Enclosed with this: bibliography of Wilkie Collins, typescript, 4 pages, 1930.
Fletcher, Alick. TLS to Sayers, Dorothy Leigh, 29 September 1930.
Forgues, E. D. (Emile Daurand). Études sur le roman anglais, William Wilkie Collins, signed handwritten manuscript with few corrections, 60 pages, undated. Written in French.
Haines, H. ALS to Sayers, Dorothy Leigh, 23 July 1933.
Halcomb, R. F. TLS to Sayers, Dorothy Leigh, 29 April 1931. Enclosed with this: TL / copy to Halcomb from Bertha Long, 22 April 1931; TL / copy to Halcomb from Herbert B. Stradling, 19 April 1931.
Harting, Hugh. ALS to Sayers, Dorothy Leigh, 26 June 1928.
Harvey, William. 2 ALS to Osler, A. May, 24 April and 2 May 1933.
Haynes, Edmund Sidney Pollock, 1877-1949. ALS, TLS, 2 APCS to Sayers, Dorothy Leigh, 1928.
Henderson-Begg, W. 2 ALS to Osler, A. May, 10 and 12 May 1933.
Humphris, Henry Elliston. ALS, 2 TLS, ANS to Sayers, Dorothy Leigh, 1929. Enclosed with these: signed ANS by Townley Searle.
Jones-Bateman, C. ALS to Osler, A. May, 3 April 1933.
King, Raphael. TLS to Sayers, Dorothy Leigh, 21 January 1936.
Leach, Howard Seavoy, 1887- . TLS to Sayers, Dorothy Leigh, 3 July 1928.
Lehmann, Alice. 3 ALS to Sayers, Dorothy Leigh, 1928-1930, undated.
Lercombefiwith, R. 2 ALS to Sayers, Dorothy Leigh, 26 April and 8 May 1932.
Linsell, Katherine. ALS to Osler, A. May, 7 June no year.
Long, Bertha. 3 ALS to Osler, A. May, 1933, undated.
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7.2 Macqueen, Harry Q. ALS to Sayers, Dorothy Leigh, 20 June 1928.
Maxwell, Mary Elizabeth Braddon, 1837-1915. ALS to Bartley, Mrs., undated.
Meyerstein, Edward Harry William, 1889-1952. ALS, TN to Sayers, Dorothy Leigh, 21 April 1924, undated.
Miller, W. ALS to Sayers, Dorothy Leigh, 27 January 1929.
Muriel. ALS to Sayers, Dorothy Leigh, undated.
Newfield, Maurice. ALS to Sayers, Dorothy Leigh, 10 January 1930. Attached to this: The progeny of Sherlock Holmes, galley proof, undated.
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7.3 Osler, A. May. 21 ALS to Sayers, Dorothy Leigh re Wilkie Collins, February-October 1933, undated.
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7.4 Parker, Edwin Charles. TLS to Osler, A. May, 9 September 1933.
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7.5 Parrish, Morris Longstrath. Bibliogaphy of Wilkie Collins, 27 typed cards, 3 May 1929.
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7.4 Parrish, Morris Longstrath. AL / copy, 2 TLS to Sayers, Dorothy Leigh, 1929-1933.
Pleadwell, Frank Lester, 1872- . 3 ALS to Sayers, Dorothy Leigh, 1928-1929.
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7.6 Pollard, Graham. 13 TLS to Sayers, Dorothy Leigh, 1932-1934.
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7.4 Pollard, Graham. TLS to Sayers, Dorothy Leigh, 2 June 1933. Letterhead: Birrell and Garnett, Ltd.
Pollock, Frederick, Sir, 1845-1937. APC to Haynes, Edmund Sidney Pollock, 25 June 1928.
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7.7 Radford, Myles. 6 ALS to Sayers, Dorothy Leigh, 1928-1937.
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7.4 Rake, John S. ALS, TLS to Sayers, Dorothy Leigh, 22 June 1929 and 25 May 1930.
Reade, Charles, 1814-1884. TL / copy to Satchell, Thomas W., 18 October no year.
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7.8 Sadleir, Michael, 1888-1957. ALS, 5 TLS, APCS to Sayers, Dorothy Leigh, 1929-1933, undated. Attached to one of these: pages from a Southey catalogue. Printed with AN, undated.
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7.4 Sala, George Augustus Henry, 1828-1895. AL / copy to Collins, Wilkie, 24 June no year. Written on this: extract from unidentified newspaper re Wilkie Collins.
Sawyer, Charles James, 1876-1931. TLS to Sayers, Dorothy Leigh, 31 May 1929.
Sayers, Dorothy Leigh, 1893-1957:
Bibliography: William Wilkie Collins:
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7.4 Handwritten manuscript with few revisions, 25 pages, undated.
Typescript with many handwritten revisions, 21 pages, undated.
Carbon typescript with few handwritten revisions, 20 pages, undated.
Carbon typescript with handwritten revisions, 20 pages, undated.
Galley proofs, 4 pages, undated.
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7.9 Bills and book loan slips connected with her research on Wilkie Collins, handwritten and typed manuscript, 30 pages, 1928-1933.
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7.10-8.2 Notes re Wilkie Collins with references to sources of information, handwritten cards, 248 pages, undated.
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8.3-4 Notebooks re life and works of Wilkie Collins, handwritten manuscripts in 6 notebooks, undated.
Wilkie Collins, a critical and biographical study:
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8.5 Handwritten manuscript with many revisions, 140 pages, undated.
Chapter 1:
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8.6 Signed handwritten manuscript with few revisions, 34 pages, undated.
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8.7 Typescript, 23 pages, undated.
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8.8 Two carbon typescripts, 23 pages each, undated.
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7.4 Outline and notes, handwritten manuscript with few revisions, 9 pages, undated.
TccL to the editor of The Hornsey Journal, 12 March 1929.
TccL to King, Raphael, 20 February 1936.
TccL to Leach, Howard Seavoy re Wilkie Collins, 16 July 1928.
Schörke, Paula. ALS to Sayers, Dorothy Leigh, 30 September 1930.
Sehlbach, Hans. ALS to Sayers, Dorothy Leigh, 21 July 1930. Written in German.
Seymour, William. 4 ALS to Sayers, Dorothy Leigh, 1929-1930.
Sprigge, Squire. TLS to Sayers, Dorothy Leigh, 8 April 1930.
Stokes, Dorothy Scots. ALS to Sayers, Dorothy Leigh, 9 October 1933.
Strauss, Ralph, 1882- . ALS to Sayers, Dorothy Leigh, 5 March 1931.
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8.9 Thomas, Frederick Moy. ALS to Sayers, Dorothy Leigh, 15 February 1929.
Tomlinson, J. E. ALS to Osler, A. May, 1 June 1933.
Turnel, J. Doman. ALS to Sayers, Dorothy Leigh, 16 April 1929.
Ward, L. Signed pencil sketch of Wilkie Collins, 1862.
Wheeler, Hugh. 2 ALS, APCS to Sayers, Dorothy Leigh, 1933. Addressed to Mrs. Fleming.
Wooten, Mary. ALS to Sayers, Dorothy Leigh, 23 July 1928.
Worthington, W. Greville. TLS to Sayers, Dorothy Leigh, 25 August 1938.

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 Explanatory Note Concerning Manuscript Collections Cataloged in the Card Catalog 

Prior to 1990 when archival cataloging procedures were adopted at the Ransom Center, all manuscript collections were described in a card catalog.

Organization of Collections:

Manuscripts for each author collection were organized into four categories:

  • Works: manuscripts by the author, arranged alphabetically by title;
  • Letters: the author's outgoing correspondence, arranged alphabetically by recipient name;
  • Recipient: the author's incoming correspondence, arranged alphabetically by the author of the letter; and
  • Miscellaneous: all other manuscripts and correspondence, arranged alphabetically by creator.

Materials that did not fit into these categories, such as art, photographs, books, and near-print materials such as newspaper clippings, were dispersed to other Ransom Center collections for cataloging and storage.

Abbreviations Used in Descriptions:

The symbols below were used in combinations. For example ALS means autograph letter signed; Tccms means typed carbon copy manuscript, etc.

  • A = autograph (i.e., handwritten)
  • T = typed
  • S = signed
  • I = initialed
  • Ms = manuscript
  • Mss = manuscripts
  • L = letter
  • FL = form letter
  • N = note
  • D = document
  • C = card
  • PC = post card
  • cc = carbon copy
  • p = page
  • pp = pages
  • l = leaf
  • ll = leaves
  • nd = no date
  • inc d = incomplete date

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