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Wilkie Collins:

An Inventory of His Literary File Photography Collection at the Harry Ransom Center

Creator: Collins, Wilkie, 1824-1889
Title: Wilkie Collins Literary File Photography Collection
Dates: circa 1850-1900
Extent: 29 items
Abstract: Twenty-nine photographs of and related to novelist Wilkie Collins (British, 1824-1889).
Call Number: PH-02900
Language: English
Access: Open for research. Negatives cannot be accessed without curatorial approval. To make an appointment or to reserve photography materials, please email Visual Materials Reference staff. Researchers must create an online Research Account and agree to the Materials Use Policy before using archival materials.
Use Policies: Ransom Center collections may contain material with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations. Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in the collections without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g., a cause of action under common law for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which the Ransom Center and The University of Texas at Austin assume no responsibility.
Restrictions on Use: Authorization for publication is given on behalf of the University of Texas as the owner of the collection and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder which must be obtained by the researcher. For more information please see the Ransom Center's Open Access and Use Policies.


Administrative Information


Preferred Citation Wilkie Collins Literary File Photography Collection (PH-02900). Harry Ransom Center, The University of Texas at Austin.
Acquisition: Internal transfers
Processed by: Susan McClellan and Mary Foster, 2006
Repository:

Harry Ransom Center, The University of Texas at Austin,

Scope and Contents


The collection consists of 29 photographs of and related to novelist Wilkie Collins (British, 1824-1889). The items in the collection were transferred from manuscript collections that likely include the Wilkie Collins Collection (MS-00881) and the Robert Lee Wolff Collection of 19th Century Fiction (MS-00881). One photograph (997:0079:0044) was removed from a copy of Collins' book, The Evil Genius: A Domestic Stories, from the library of Robert Lee Wolff, that is located in the Ransom Center library (call no. WOLFF 1350). Further descriptions of some items may be available in a card catalog in the repository. An index at the end of this guide lists photographers whose work is featured in this file.
This file forms a part of the Literary File Collection that is comprised of photographs and albums withdrawn from the libraries and/or papers of literary figures, and generally includes portraits and images collected by or of those figures.

Related Material


Additional material by and about Collins can be found in the Center's library, in the Wilkie Collins Collection (MS-00881), and in the Robert Lee Wolff Collection of 19th Century Fiction (MS-04574).

Index Terms


People

Collins, Charles Allston, 1828-1873.
Collins, Harriet Geddes, 1790-1868.
Collins, Wilkie, 1824-1889.

Subjects

Authors.
Diaries.
Portraits.

Document Types

Cabinet photographs.
Cartes de visite.
Glass negatives.
Photographic prints.

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