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 http://www.bodley.ox.ac.uk).

Acquisition Information

Given to the Library in 1980.

Note

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A description is available in the Library, where there is also a card index to unpublished catalogues.