Letters from Alfred Gissing and Arthur Young to Winifred Isaac

Scope and Content

Twenty-five letters from George Gissing's son Alfred to Winifred Isaac, writer and Gissing collector, concerning their reminiscences of Gissing and his reputation in the mid twentieth-century, as well as Miss Isaac's own writing. There is also a single letter from Arthur Young to Miss Isaac (GRG/2/1/2/18).

Administrative / Biographical History

Winifred F.E.C. Isaac, writer and Gissing collector, was related to the Gaussen family who were known to the Gissings. Mrs Gaussen was a friend and admirer of George Gissing from 1884 onwards, who, at one time, taught her son, James. The family lived at Broughton Hall, Lechlade, Gloucestershire, but spent much time in London. Isaac's publications include, Alfred Wareing: a biography (London: Green Bank Press, [1951]), and Ben Greet and the Old Vic: a biography of Sir Phillip Ben Greet (published by the author, 1964) .