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Sir Walter Besant:

An Inventory of His Collection at the Harry Ransom Center

Creator: Besant, Walter, Sir, 1836-1901
Title: Sir Walter Besant Collection
Dates: 1754-1912, undated
Extent: 3 boxes (1.26 linear feet)
Abstract: Includes chiefly manuscripts of literary works and letters written by the English novelist and historian Sir Walter Besant. One essay concerns publisher Robert Dodsley (1703-1764) and includes two original Dodsley documents. Among Besant's correspondents are William Morris Colles, William Hepworth Dixon, George Henslow, Rudyard Kipling, Charlotte Mary Yonge, and others. Some letters written by Besant were on behalf of The Palestine Exploration Fund, The Society of Authors, or The Survey of London.
Call Number: Manuscript Collection MS-0364
Language: English
Access: Open for research

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Processed by: Joan Sibley and Sara Saastamoinen, 2012 Note: This finding aid replicates and replaces information previously available only in a card catalog. Please see the explanatory note at the end of this finding aid for information regarding the arrangement of the manuscripts as well as the abbreviations commonly used in descriptions.

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