Literary Studies

Literary Studies

Literary Studies is a collection of digitized literary manuscripts, rare printed works, and personal papers of leading British and American literary figures. Highlights include:

  • Holograph copies and early editions of books by George Eliot, including several volumes of the seminal work of English literature Middlemarch
  • Autograph manuscript of The Ring and the Book and several early editions of Robert Browning’s poetry
  • Personal papers, literary manuscripts and correspondence of Charlotte, Maria and Emily Brontë
  • Manuscripts and correspondence of Henry David Thoreau, including early draft versions and corrected proofs of Walden, or Life in the Woods

Authors represented in this collection include:

  • Mary Elizabeth Braddon
  • The Brontës
  • Robert Browning
  • George Eliot
  • Elizabeth Gaskell
  • Thomas Gray
  • Felicia Hemans
  • Elizabeth Inchbald
  • Geraldine Jewsbury
  • Lady Sydney Morgan
  • Margaret Oliphant
  • Robert Southey and Caroline Bowles
  • William Thackeray
  • Henry David Thoreau
  • Anthony Trollope
  • Mary Tighe
  • Gothic writers such as Matthew “Monk” Lewis, Ann Radcliffe, and Caroline Lamb
  • Popular female fiction writers of the 19th century, including Matilda Betham-Edwards, Florence Marryat, Helen Mathers, Charlotte Riddell, Dora Russell, Adeline Sergeant and Emma Jane Worboise


Dates covered

18th & 19th centuries

Resource types