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Mary Augusta Ward Papers (MSS123), 1892-1915

Collection Overview

Title: Mary Augusta Ward Papers (MSS123), 1892-1915

Predominant Dates:1892-1915

ID: MSS/MSS/123

Creator: Ward, Mary Augusta Arnold, 1851-1920

Extent: 4.0 Boxes

Date Acquired: 12/05/1972

Languages: English [eng]

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The Mary Augusta Ward Papers consists primarily of autograph, typescript, and galley proof versions of novels by Mrs. Humphry Ward. Included are The History of David Grieve [1892], The Mating of Lydia [1913], and Delia Blanchflower [1915]. Also included are three folders of miscellaneous notes and anecdotes. A folder of correspondence contains three pieces of personal correspondence and drafts of two letters, written by Mrs. Humphry Ward to unidentified correspondents, one [circa 1910] concerning the National Union of Women Workers Great Britain], and another [undated], incomplete, concerning the question of Irish independence.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions: Open

Use Restrictions:

Users of the collection must read and agree to abide by the rules and procedures set forth in the Materials Use Policies.

Providing access to materials does not constitute permission to publish or otherwise authorize use. All publication not covered by fair use or other exceptions is restricted to those who have permission of the copyright holder, which may or may not be Washington University.

If you wish to publish or license Special Collections materials, please contact Special Collections to inquire about copyright status at (314) 935-5495 or spec@wumail.wustl.edu. (Publish means quotation in whole or in part in seminar or term papers, theses or dissertations, journal articles, monographs, books, digital forms, photographs, images, dramatic presentations, transcriptions, or any other form prepared for a limited or general public.)

Acquisition Source: Purchase from Barry Scott, Sotheby's

Acquisition Method:

Accession number 1382, December 5, 1972.

Accession number 1395. May 18, 1973

Preferred Citation: Name of the Collection, Washington University Libraries, Department of Special Collections


Box and Folder Listing

Folder 1: Miscellany, Box 1Add to your cart.
Includes three letters from personal friends and editors, and two drafts of letters, one incomplete, from Mrs. Humphry Ward to unidentified correspondents. Also included are miscellaneous notes and blank sheets of paper. 8 items, 33 pages
Folder 2: Julianic Anecdotes, Box 1, No dateAdd to your cart.
Autograph draft, 9 pages
Folder 3: Notes of Manchester Experience, Box 1, circa 1889-1991Add to your cart.
Autograph draft, 9 pages.  Early sketch for some ideas and characters that were to appear in Ward's third novel The History of David Grieve (3 vol., 1892). Although Ward changed the names of the characters in the book she retained many of the characteristics she cited in the brief notes.
Folder 4: Notes of Visit to Derbyshire, Box 1, No dateAdd to your cart.
Autograph draft, 28 pages
Folder 5: The History of David Grieve, Box 2Add to your cart.
Item 1: Incomplete autograph draft, circa 1892Add to your cart.
Item 2: Partial galley proofs, circa 1892Add to your cart.
1 item, 23 galleys, 1 autograph note
Item 3: Incomplete page proofs, circa 1892Add to your cart.
82 pages
Item 4: Miscellaneous notes, circa 1892Add to your cart.
34 pages
Folder 6: The Mating of Lydia, Box 2-3Add to your cart.
Item 1: Miscellaneous notes, circa 1912Add to your cart.
18 pages
Item 2: Miscellaneous autograph pages, circa 1912Add to your cart.
29 pages
Item 3: Page proofs with typescript and autograph inserts, circa 1912Add to your cart.
8 items, 123 pages
Item 4: Typescript and typescript [carbon], and autograph outlines and notes, circa 1912Add to your cart.
8 items, 82 pages
Item 5: Title printed in autograph on brown wrapping paper, circa 1912Add to your cart.
1 item
Item 6: Typescript, incomplete, with autograph revisions, circa 1912Add to your cart.
1965 pages
Item 7: Incomplete autograph draft of chapters 3-10, circa 1912Add to your cart.
239 pages
Item 8: Incomplete autograph draft of chapters 11-22, circa 1912Add to your cart.
231 pages
Folder 7: Delia Blanchflower, Box 4Add to your cart.
Item 1: Title printed in autograph on brown wrapping paper, circa 1914Add to your cart.
1 item
Item 2: Miscellaneous typescript and autograph notes and pages from the novel, circa 1914Add to your cart.
11 pages
Item 3: Incomplete page proofs, heavily revised, with typescript and autograph inserts, circa 1914Add to your cart.
1 item, 145 pages of pro 27 pages of note
Item 4: Incomplete autograph draft with some typescript inserts, circa 1914Add to your cart.
Item 5: Incomplete typescript with autograph revisions, circa 1914Add to your cart.
348 pages