Two manuscripts by Edgar Wallace

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Two manuscripts by Edgar Wallace comprising:

  • a manuscript notebook containing twenty-two 'Tommy Poems', 1898-9, fourteen of which were published in Writ in Barracks (1900), with related material, 1900-1
  • an undated manuscript notebook containing chapter one and two of 'How Dyne Came', the first thriller story written by the author,

Administrative / Biographical History

Edgar Wallace (1875-1932) was a novelist, playwright and journalist.

Conditions Governing Access

Entry to read in the Library is permitted only on presentation of a valid reader's card (for admissions procedures see

Acquisition Information

Given to the Library in 1980.


Collection level description created by Susan Thomas, Department of Special Collections and Western Manuscripts.

Other Finding Aids

A description is available in the Library, where there is also a card index to unpublished catalogues.