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About this collection

Mary Elizabeth Braddon was a prolific English writer of popular fiction in the Victorian period. Her best-known work is Lady Audley's Secret, published in 1862.

The Mary Elizabeth Braddon collection is drawn from a portion of the Robert Lee Wolff collection of nineteenth-century fiction. It focuses solely on Braddon and contains original diaries, journals, manuscripts, photographs, drawings, playbills, and correspondence. Manuscripts are present for The Good Hermione, Joshua Haggard's Daughter: A Novel, and Mary, among others. Twenty five diaries spanning from 1890 to 1915 document Braddon's daily life, while seven journals provide insight into her writing process. Included in the correspondence are letters from Wilson Barrett, J. M. Barrie, Herbert Beerbohm Tree, Arthur Conan Doyle, Thomas Hardy, Henry Irving, Henry James, and Arthur W. Pinero.

This collection was digitized as part of Project REVEAL (Read and View English & American Literature).

 

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Subseries A. Braddon Diaries

Subseries B. Braddon Journals

Subseries C. Braddon Works

Subseries D. Braddon Correspondence

 
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