Literary Studies

Research Source

Literary manuscripts, rare printed works, and personal papers of a range of leading literary figures, as well as unique access to a goldmine of rare and obscure literary texts and genres.

This collection provides students and scholars of British and American literature invaluable access to a rich seam of resources to support in-depth study in this field.

Key Data


  • 2019

Period Covered

  • 18th and 19th centuries

Authors and Literary Figures Include

  • Henry David Thoreau
  • Robert Browning
  • George Eliot
  • Anthony Trollope
  • William Thackeray
  • Robert Southey and Caroline Bowles
  • Elizabeth Gaskell
  • The BrontĂ«s
  • Mary Elizabeth Braddon
  • Margaret Oliphant
  • Thomas Gray
  • Felicia Hemans
  • Geraldine Jewsbury
  • Mary Tighe
  • Lady Sydney Morgan
  • Elizabeth Inchbald
  • Gothic writers such as Matthew “Monk” Lewis, Ann Radcliffe, Caroline Lamb
  • Popular female fiction writers of the 19th century, including Matilda Betham-Edwards, Florence Marryat, Helen Mathers, Charlotte Riddell, Dora Russell, Adeline Sergeant and Emma Jane Worboise

Material Types

  • Personal papers
  • Diaries and journals
  • Literary manuscripts
  • Rare books
  • Business records of publishers