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William De Morgan Novels

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

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De Morgan, William, 1839-1917

William De Morgan first gained a reputation making stained glass, glazed pottery, and decorative tiles, working for a time with William Morris. At the age of 67, he embarked on a successful writing career.

The collection consists of manuscripts of four of De Morgan's novels: Somehow Good (1908), It Never Can Happen Again (1909), A Likely Story (1911), and When Ghost Meets Ghost (1914). Generally, these works are represented in typescripts with holograph corrections, though much of the autograph manuscript for A Likely Story is also present.

Arranged alphabetically by title of the novel.

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Folder inventory added by Allyse Terrell '2014 in 2012.

Publisher
Manuscripts Division
Finding Aid Date
2008
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Collection Inventory

A Likely Story: Chapter Headings, undated. 1 folder.
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A Likely Story: Chapter I, undated. 1 folder.
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A Likely Story: Chapter II, undated. 1 folder.
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A Likely Story: Chapter III, undated. 1 folder.
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A Likely Story: Chapter IV, undated. 1 folder.
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A Likely Story: Chapter V, undated. 1 folder.
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A Likely Story: Chapter V (i.e. Chapter 7), undated. 1 folder.
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A Likely Story: Chapter VI, undated. 1 folder.
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A Likely Story: Chapter VI (i.e. Chapter 8), undated. 1 folder.
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A Likely Story: Chapter IX, undated. 1 folder.
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A Likely Story: Epilogue ("Apology in Confidence..."), undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

A Likely Story: Miscellaneous Proofs and Notes, 1911. 1 folder.
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It Never Can Happen Again: Chapters I- IV, undated. 1 folder.
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It Never Can Happen Again: Chapters V - VIII, undated. 1 folder.
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It Never Can Happen Again: Chapters IX - XII, undated. 1 folder.
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It Never Can Happen Again: Chapters XIII- XVI, undated. 1 folder.
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It Never Can Happen Again: Chapters XVII - XX, undated. 1 folder.
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It Never Can Happen Again: Chapters XXI - XXIV, undated. 1 folder.
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It Never Can Happen Again: Chapters XXV - XXVII, undated. 1 folder.
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It Can Never Happen Again: Chapters XXVIII - XXXI, undated. 1 folder.
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It Never Can Happen Again: Chapters XXXII - XXXV, undated. 1 folder.
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It Never Can Happen Again: Chapters XXXVI - XXXIX, undated. 1 folder.
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It Never Can Happen Again: Chapters XL - XLIII, undated. 1 folder.
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It Never Can Happen Again: Chapters XLIV -XLVII, undated. 1 folder.
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It Never Can Happen Again: Chapters XLVIII - LIII, undated. 1 folder.
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Somehow Good: Chapters I - IV, undated. 1 folder.
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Somehow Good: Chapters V - IX, undated. 1 folder.
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Somehow Good: Chapters X - XIV, undated. 1 folder.
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Somehow Good: Chapters XV - XVIII, undated. 1 folder.
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Somehow Good: Chapters XIX - XXII, undated. 1 folder.
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Somehow Good: Chapters XXII - XXVI, undated. 1 folder.
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Somehow Good: Chapters XXVII - XXXII, undated. 1 folder.
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Somehow Good: Chapters XXXIII - XXXVII, undated. 1 folder.
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Somehow Good: Chapters XXXVIII - XL, undated. 1 folder.
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Somehow Good: Chapters XLI - XLIV, undated. 1 folder.
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Somehow Good: Chapters XLV -XLVII, undated. 1 folder.
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When Ghost Meets Ghost: Chapters 0 - IV, undated. 1 folder.
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When Ghost Meets Ghost: Chapters V - VIII, undated. 1 folder.
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When Ghost Meets Ghost: Chapters IX - XII, undated. 1 folder.
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When Ghost Meets Ghost: Chapters XIII - XVI, undated. 1 folder.
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When Ghost Meets Ghost: Chapters XVII - XX, undated. 1 folder.
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When Ghost Meets Ghost: Chapters XXI - XXIV, undated. 1 folder.
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When Ghost Meets Ghost: Chapters XXVI - XXIX, undated. 1 folder.
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When Ghost Meets Ghost: Chapters XXX - XXXII, undated. 1 folder.
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When Ghost Meets Ghost: Chapters XXXIII - XXXV, undated. 1 folder.
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When Ghost Meets Ghost: Chapters XXXVI - XXXVIII (i.e., Chapters IV - VI, Book II), undated. 1 folder.
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When Ghost Meets Ghost: Chapters XXXIX - XLI (i.e., Chapters VII - IX, Book II), undated. 1 folder.
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When Ghost Meets Ghost: Chapters XLII - XLIV (i.e., Chapters X - XII, Book II), undated. 1 folder.
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When Ghost Meets Ghost: Chapters XLV - XLVII (i.e., Chapters XIII - XV, Book II), undated. 1 folder.
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When Ghost Meets Ghost: Chapters XLVIII - L (i.e., Chapters XVI - XVIII, Book II), undated. 1 folder.
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When Ghost Meets Ghost: Chapters LI- LIII (i.e., Chapters XIX - XXI., Book II), undated. 1 folder.
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When Ghost Meets Ghost: Chapters LIV- LVI (i.e,., Chapters XXII - XXIV Book II), undated. 1 folder.
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When Ghost Meets Ghost: Chapter LVII - LIX (i.e., Chapters XXV - XXVII Book II), undated. 1 folder.
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When Ghost Meets Ghost: Chapters LX - LXI (i.e., Chapters XXVIII - XXIX, Book II), undated. 1 folder.
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When Ghost Meets Ghost: A Last Word, undated. 1 folder.
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Essay on Reading Habits, undated. 1 folder.
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