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

Summary Information

At a Glance

Call No.:
MS#130
Bib ID:
4079447 View CLIO record
Creator(s):
Ward, Mary Augusta Arnold, 1851-1920
Repository:
Rare Book and Manuscript Library
Physical Description:
1 linear feet (2 manuscript boxes)
Language(s):
English .
Access:
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Description

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.

Arrangement

Cataloged and arranged.

Using the Collection

Restrictions on Access

You will need to make an appointment in advance to use this collection material in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room. You can schedule an appointment once you've submitted your request through your Special Collections Research Account.

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); 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

Processing Information

Cataloged Christina Hilton Fenn 09/--/89.

Revision Description

2023-02-28 Basic finding aid created. kws

Biographical / Historical

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

Subject Headings

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Name
Brontë, Charlotte, 1816-1855 CLIO Catalog ArchiveGRID
Brontë Society CLIO Catalog ArchiveGRID
Smith, George, 1824-1901 CLIO Catalog ArchiveGRID
Subject
English literature -- 20th century CLIO Catalog ArchiveGRID
Literature -- Societies, etc CLIO Catalog ArchiveGRID
Women authors, English CLIO Catalog ArchiveGRID
World War, 1914-1918 -- War work CLIO Catalog ArchiveGRID