Literary manuscripts of Maarten Maartens, with some related books

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Comprises: Boxes of manuscripts, as follows: (1) 'Dorothea', MS 958pp. in 6 envelopes, and first MS drafts I-III in 3 envelopes, held in 2 boxes; (2) 'Eve', MS 510pp. in 4 envelopes, and sections rewritten later in 1 envelope. Also, 'The wedding', MS 15ff. in 1 envelope. All held in 1 box; (3) 'God's fool', MS 568pp. in 4 envelopes, held in 1 box; (4) 'The greater glory', first MS 724pp. in 5 envelopes, and second MS 542pp. in 4 envelopes, held in 2 boxes; (5) 'Harmen Pols, peasant', 'last MSS', Nov 1909-Apr 1910, 417pp. in 3 envelopes, and MS of rewritten sections 293pp. in 2 envelopes, held in 1 box; (6) 'The healers', MS 613pp. in 4 envelopes, and MS of rewritten sections in 1 envelope, held in 1 box; (7) 'Her memory', MS 2-221pp. in 2 envelopes, and MS of alternative version 140pp. from the start of the text in 1 envelope. Also, 'The jailbird', TS playscript with revisions by the author in 1 envelope, and 'Contestatio: a poem', MS drafts, fair copy, the same annotated for the printer, TS, and corrected print proof from 'Temple Bar' in 1 envelope. All held in 1 box; (8) 'My lady nobody', MS 583pp. in 5 envelopes, and rewritten sections in 1 envelope, held in 1 box; (9) 'My poor relations', MSS of many different titles in 5 envelopes, held in 1 box; (10) 'The new religion', MS 655pp. in 4 envelopes, and an alternative beginning 204pp. in 1 envelope, held in 1 box; (11) 'An old maid's love', MS 467pp. in 4 envelopes. Also, 'A question of taste' MS using earlier title 'Mayonnaise: a story of a modern Sisera' in 1 envelope, and the original wrapping material and label for the MS bundle in 1 envelope. All held in 1 box; (12) 'The price of Lis Doris', MS 690pp. in 6 envelopes, and MSS 'The dream of Lis Doris', 2 earlier versions of the opening section of 'The price of Lis Doris', held in 1 box; (13) 'Some women I have known', MS of a series of short stories in 3 envelopes. Also, 'Brothers all', MSS I-III in 3 envelopes. All held in 1 box; (14) 'The woman's victory', MSS I-IV in 4 envelopes, and a wrapper for the MS of the work in 1 envelope, held in 1 box. The following printed books by or about Maartens are also held with the collection: (1) The price of Lis Doris, London: Methuen, 1909; (2) The sin of Joost Avelingh, London: Remington, 1889. 2 vols; (3) My lady nobody, London: Bentley, 1895; (4) The letters of Maarten Maartens, edited by his daughter, London: Constable, 1930; (5) Maarten Maartens, poet and novelist, by W. Van Maanen, Groningen: Noordhoff, 1928.

Administrative / Biographical History

Maarten Maartens (1858-1915) was a Dutch novelist who wrote in English. For details of his life and works see Who was who, 1897-1916

Conditions Governing Access

Access is unrestricted

Acquisition Information

From the library of Lord Brotherton

Note

In English