The Wynne Collection: Adventure stories for boys

Scope and Content

The collection comprises of

  • Books

Administrative / Biographical History

The Wynne Collection comprises approximately 200 items published between 1850 and 1900. Most of the textual content falls within the general category of adventure stories written for boys, some based on historical events. Most of the stories are set in exotic spaces and both reflected and fuelled contemporary interest in foreign and unfamiliar territories. The Collection was originally put together in order to contextualise the writing of G.A. Henty and to assess his position amongst contemporary writers of adventure fiction 1850 - 1900.

Conditions Governing Access

Acquisition Information

Desposited by Brian Wynne in 2008.

Other Finding Aids

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Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements

All items can be handled.

Archivist's Note

Collection level description by Sarah Stretton, Graduate Trainee, University of Worcester.

Conditions Governing Use

Photocopies/photographs can be made according to copyright law and depending on the condition of the documents. A copyright agreement and an agreement covering reproduction must be signed.

Appraisal Information

Appraised in accordance with GB3284 collection policy and depositor agreement.

Custodial History

Collection deposited with University of Worcester Research Collections in 2008. Listed on University of Worcester Research Collections:


No further accruals are expected.