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MS Eng 1122-1122.11

Braddon, M.E. (Mary Elizabeth), 1837-1915. Mary Elizabeth Braddon papers: Guide.

Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University


Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138 USA

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Descriptive Summary

Location: Harvard Depository (b), MS
Call No.: MS Eng 1122-1122.11
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Braddon, M.E. (Mary Elizabeth), 1837-1915.
Title: Mary Elizabeth Braddon papers,
Date(s): 1861-1888.
Quantity: 1 collection (2 linear feet (11 volumes and 1 box)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Abstract: Papers of British novelist Mary Elizabeth Braddon Maxwell.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

*59M-176F - *59M-185. Purchased with the Amy Lowell Fund from Pickering & Chatto Ltd., 13, Orange Street, London W.C. 2; received: 1960 February.
*61M-69,*61M-70. (bMS Eng 1122.11): Gratis; received: 1961 October.

Conditions Governing Access:

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material.
A portion of this collection (bMS Eng 1122.11) is not housed at the Houghton Library but is shelved offsite at the Harvard Depository. Retrieval requires advance notice. Readers should check with Houghton Public Services staff to determine what material is offsite and retrieval policies and times.

Preferred Citation for Publication:

Mary Elizabeth Braddon Papers (MS Eng 1122-1122.11). Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Biographical / Historical

Mary Elizabeth Braddon Maxwell was a British novelist best known for Lady Audley's Secret (1862).


Arranged in accession number order.

Scope and Contents

Includes manuscripts of the novels Taken at the Flood and The Story of Barbara ; notebooks of prose and poetry and on Greek literature, and 17th and 18th century subjects; a pen drawing of murder scene from Lady Audley's Secret ; and a notebook containing review s of Garibaldi and Other Poems (1861).
Also includes an autograph manuscript photocopy of a journal for 1881 and an autograph manuscript photocopy of a journal and notebook for 1888 [originals owned by descendant of Braddon/Maxwell].


A portion of this collection is shelved offsite at the Harvard Depository. See access restrictions below for additional information.

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