Correspondence and literary manuscripts of Bram Stoker

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      GB 206 Brotherton Collection MS 19c Stoker
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      3411 letters in 24 boxes and 3 envelopes, and 3 vols of literary manuscripts; manuscript. The volumes of literary manuscripts are bound with boards and brown leather spines, on which gilt lettering is embossed, as follows: (i) BRAM STOKER'S MS - PERSONAL IMPRESSIONS OF AMERICA; (ii) BRAM STOKER'S MS - SECRET OF THE GROWING GOLD; (iii) BRAM STOKER'S MS - SEVEN GOLDEN BUTTONS. Within each volume small paper pages in Stoker's autograph have been pasted on to larger pages.

Scope and Content

Comprises: (1) Correspondence dated between 1866 and 1911; (2) Autograph literary manuscripts by Bram Stoker: (i) Lecture 'Personal impressions of America', delivered at the London Institute (and elsewhere), Dec. 28. 1885, with various notes and memoranda; (ii) Short story entitled "The secret of the growing gold", published in Black and White, Jan 23 1892, together with printed copy; (iii) 'Miss Betty'. The MS bears the title 'Seven golden buttons', and the ending is different from the work as published in 1899.

Administrative / Biographical History

Bram (Abraham) Stoker (1847-1912), the novelist and manager of the Lyceum Theatre, London. For fuller details of his life and achievements see the Dictionary of National Biography.

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Acquisition Information

From the library of Lord Brotherton.


In English.

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The letters are listed in the Letters database