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Mrs. Humphry Ward Marcella Manuscripts


Held at: Princeton University Library: Manuscripts Division [Contact Us]

This is a finding aid. It is a description of archival material held at the Princeton University Library: Manuscripts Division. Unless otherwise noted, the materials described below are physically available in their reading room, and not digitally available through the web.

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Mary Augusta Ward (1851-1920) was a British novelist who wrote under her married name, "Mrs. Humphry Ward." Some of her works include "Marcella," "Robert Elsmere," "Lady Rose's Daughter," and "Hellbeck of Bannisdale." She was also a renown Anti-Suggragist, who founded and led the Women's National Anti-Suffrage League.

The collection consists of holograph drafts of several chapters of British novelist Mary Augusta Ward (1851-1920)'s novel Marcella, with a few pages of galley proofs interleaved, and with holograph corrections and pencilled printer's marks. In addition, there is a folder containing a chapter outline, a plan of the book, and notes relevant to the composition of Ward's novel, all in the hand of the author.

Published under same title (New York and London: Macmillan and Co., 1894).

Folder inventory added by Hilde Creager (2015) in 2012.

Collection title was updated by Faith Charlton for DACS compliancy in 2022.

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Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research.

Use Restrictions

Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. No further photoduplication of copies of material in the collection can be made when Princeton University Library does not own the original. Inquiries regarding publishing material from the collection should be directed to RBSC Public Services staff through the Ask Us! form. The library has no information on the status of literary rights in the collection and researchers are responsible for determining any questions of copyright.

Collection Inventory

Ward, Humphry, Mrs. (1851-1920). "Marcella" Autographed Manuscripts w/author corrections, circa 1894. 6 folders.
Scope and Contents

6 Folders of "Marcella" Manuscripts, along with some notes.

Physical Description

6 folders

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