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Scope and Contents
Correspondents include Eleanor Cropper Acland, Dame Eva Isabella Henrietta Hanbury-Racy Anstruther, William T. Field (11 letters), Agnes M. Mather, Marjorie Peice, Erman Jesse Ridgway, Lilias Guthrie Rodd, Humphrey Ward, Rowland Edmund Prothero, Robert F. Wilson, and Butler Wood (13 letters).
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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Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Mary A. (Mrs. Humphry) Ward papers; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Source of acquisition--276008, 276087. Accession number--M-59.
About the Finding Aid / Processing Information
Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library
Cataloged Christina Hilton Fenn 09/--/89.
2023-02-28 Basic finding aid created. kws
History / Biographical Note
Biographical / Historical
Mary Augusta Arnold (Mrs. Humphry) Ward was a novelist and president of The Brontë Society.