Miscellaneous letters, manuscripts, and press-cuttings relating to George Meredith

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      GB 206 Brotherton Collection MS 19c Meredith (2)
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      2 vols, manuscript, typescript, and printed. Both volumes are bound partly in leather and have much marbling on the covers and endpapers with gilt lettering on their spines, as follows: (1) MEREDITH'S MISCELLANIES; (2) GEORGE MEREDITH ADDRESS. PHOTOGRAPHS, CUTTINGS & LETTERS.

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Comprises: Vol.1: Newspaper cuttings comprise obituaries, reviews, reminiscences, interviews with Meredith, plus some printed material by Meredith, such as letters to various newspapers on women's suffrage, marriage, education, censorship amongst other current topics, and some poems, such as "The caging of Ares" and "The crisis"; articles about Meredith included in the volume are by C.L. Chesterton, Sotheby, Nevinson, Watson, Chisholm, Marsh, Clodd, Beiley, Hardman, Harris, Greene, Edgar, Cary, and O'Mahony; Vol.2: Miscellaneous printed and manuscript material collected to celebrate Meredith's 80th birthday on 12th February 1908, including signatures and letters from prominent literary personalities

Administrative / Biographical History

George Meredith (1828-1909), the novelist and poet. For a full account and assessment of his life and achievements see the Dictionary of National Biography

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Vol.2 is from the library of Clement K. Shorter, since it bears his armorial bookplate


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