Manuscript Account of an Easter Ramble

Scope and Content

This lengthy account of an Easter ramble opens: To George R. Gissing, this short account of an Easter Ramble by his two brothers, during their Easter holidays (1878), is affectionately dedicated by William W. Gissing. On Thursday April 18 after business I caught a train to Hebden Bridge, intending to find an Hotel & then wait until Alg arrived from Wakefield; but when I stepped out of the train I was at once seized & heartily shaken by a large man in a light coat of a sporting kind, having five or six pockets stationed at various points over the front - this was Alg....

With this manuscript is a photocopy of an undated typescript article by Pierre Coustillas, entitled William and Algernon Gissing on Tour An Unpublished Account, which includes some contextual information and a full transcript of the manuscript.

Related Material

Several letters between the brothers relating to this ramble are held at New York Public Library and are reproduced in P.F. Mattheisen, et al., The collected letters of George Gissing, volume one, 1863-1880 (Athens, Ohio: Ohio University Press, 1990), pp. 82-7.