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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Eng 1112-1112.7

George MacDonald papers

Manuscripts of the novels and other papers of British poet and novelist George MacDonald.


  • 1851-1905

Language of Materials

Collection materials are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material.


1 linear feet (7 volumes and 1 box)

Includes manuscripts of the novels The Seaboard Parish and Wilfrid Cumbermede, together with poems and shorter writings. Also includes 30 pen drawings by Arthur Hughes for a 1905 edition of MacDonald's Phantastes and a scrapbook of manuscript and printed poems by MacDonald collected by his son Greville MacDonald.

Biographical / Historical

MacDonald was British poet and novelist.


Arranged in accession number order.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

*59M-65-*59M-74F. Purchased with the Amy Lowell Fund from R.A. Brimmell, Hampton Hill, Middlesex; received: 1959 August and October.
MacDonald, George, 1824-1905. George MacDonald papers: Guide.
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library

Repository Details

Part of the Houghton Library Repository

Houghton Library is Harvard College's principal repository for rare books and manuscripts, literary and performing arts archives, and more. The library's holdings of primary source material are managed by an expert staff and shared with scholars, students and the public in the reading room.

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