Part 1: Diaries, Notebooks and Literary Manuscripts of Mary Elizabeth Braddon (1835-1915) from the
Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center, University of Texas, Austin
Contents of Reels
Before the Knowledge of Evil (Manuscript novel)
Emile Zola and the Naturalistic School; or, Realism in French Literature (Essay)
The Wife (Manuscript extract from Play and other material relating to plays)
The Good Hermione, A story for the Jubilee Year by Aunt Belinda (Manuscript Story)
The Little Woman in Black (Story)
Joshua Haggards Daughter (page proof, insertions and large portions of original manuscripts)
At Daggers Drawn (Story)
A Life Interest (Play)
Fragment of a play
Maria Jones. Her Book (Story)
Mary (Typescript Novel with manuscript notes and insertions)
The Missing Witness: An Original Drama (Printed Play with manuscript corrections)
People who write to the Times (Story)
Run to Earth (Story)
The Ubiquitous Man (Story)
A Grey Day (Story)
Tom Pearsons Last Party (Story)
Letters (together with transcripts)
a) Miscellaneous notes on Flaubert, Don Quixote, Huxley, Mirabeau and other subjects. Much in French. Includes "A Drawing Room in Berlin." Part indexed at end of volume.
b) Miscellaneous notes on African explorers (Livingstone and Burton), Schillers death, Kants philosophy, Kings and Queens, Shakespeare, and extracts from William James. Part indexed at end of volume.
c) Miscellaneous notes on colloquial Hindostani, the Bible, Shakespeare, Dryden, Wordsworth and diary entries for 1 Oct 1900 and 1 Sep 1905. Part indexed at end of volume.
d) Miscellaneous notes on Napoleon, his army, Waterloo and "Lydia Langrish: A Play."
e) Miscellaneous notes on cricket, essays (‘The New Parvenu’, ‘The Great Lady’, ‘The Stylist’), stories and plays (‘Two cads’, ‘He had been there before’).
f) List of titles for books and plays and literary extracts from Scott, Keats, Browning, Dickens and other writers, including French, German and Classical authors.
g) Plot notes, records of Florence, Venice, and other parts of Italy, notes on Plato, notes on Jowett, jottings on classical legends and other matters. Part indexed at end of volume.
Letters from Barrie, Dicksee, Hardy, Reade, Ritchie and others
Autographs, Additional letters, Photographs, Drawings and Illustrations for her novels
M E Braddon diaries - 1890 -1893
(starting with the ‘Army and Navy Pocket Diary & Almanac for 1890, No.1: featuring a week per opening with notes on the weather, appointments, health, progress with writing, brief accounts, what read, etc.)
M E Braddon diaries - 1894 -1896
(these diaries show the centrality of walking, reading and writing to her life and describe meetings with Rhoda Broughton, Anna Jameson and other public figures)
M E Braddon diaries - 1897 -1902
M E Braddon diaries - 1903 -1908
M E Braddon diaries - 1909 -1914