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Mary A. (Mrs. Humphry) Ward papers, 1878-1920

Summary Information

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Call No.: MS#130
Bib ID 4079447 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Ward, Mary Augusta Arnold, 1851-1920
Title Mary A. (Mrs. Humphry) Ward papers, 1878-1920
Physical Description 2 boxes (2 boxes)
Language(s) English .

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In 1898 Mary Augusta Ward was asked by George Smith to write the critical introductions for his "Haworth edition" of the Brontë novels (London, Smith, Elder, 1899-1902). These papers are her manuscripts, drafts, proofs, and notes assembled for the project, and include typescripts of Charlotte Brontë's letters to George Smith, 1847-1854. Other notes and correspondence concern her work for The Brontë Society. Also, some correspondence about her volunteer work during World War I and the complete manuscript and drafts for her last novel, HARVEST, which was posthumously published in 1920.

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Restrictions on Access

This collection is located on-site.

This collection has no restrictions.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. The RBML maintains ownership of the physical material only. Copyright remains with the creator and his/her heirs. The responsibility to secure copyright permission rests with the patron.

Preferred Citation

Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Humphry Ward papers; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.

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Processing Information

Cataloged Christina Hilton Fenn 09/--/89.

Subject Headings

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Heading "CUL Archives:"
"CUL Collections:"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
Brontë, Charlotte, 1816-1855 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Brontë Society Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
English literature -- 20th century Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Literature -- Societies, etc Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Smith, George, 1824-1901 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Ward, Mary Augusta Arnold, -- 1851-1920 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Women authors, English Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
World War, 1914-1918 -- War work Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

History / Biographical Note

Biographical / Historical

Mary Augusta Arnold (Mrs. Humphry) Ward was a novelist and president of The Brontë Society.