Michael Slater papers

Scope and Content

Subject files on Katharine Longley and Ellen Ternan. Includes correspondence with Katharine Longley about Ellen Ternan. Also includes general discussions regarding Charles Dickens/Ternan scholarship and the relationship between Dickens and Ternan. Photograph of Katharine Longley (1975).

Administrative / Biographical History

Michael Slater, Emeritus Professor of Victorian Literature at Birkbeck College, University of London, edited "The Dickensian" from 1958-1977. He was President of the International Dickens Fellowship and also of the Dickens Society of America. Michael Slater's books include "Dickens and Women" [Dent, 1983], "Douglas Jerrold : 1803-1857" (Duckworth, 2002], "Charles Dickens" [Yale, 2011], and "The Great Charles Dickens Scandal" [Yale, 2012].

Access Information

Open for research although at least 24 hours notice required. Access to some files might be restricted by the Freedom of Information Act. See archivist for details.

Other Finding Aids

Catalogued to fonds-level online, http://archives.ulrls.lon.ac.uk/dispatcher.aspx?action=search&database=ChoiceArchive&search=priref=110049461

Related Material

Senate House Library holds the Katharine Longley papers (MS1003) and also archives of the Ternan family (MS915, MS1177, MS1179). The Library also holds Michael Slater's research files on Douglas Jerrold (MS1170).