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Ward, Humphry, Mrs. (1851-1920)
Mrs. Humphry Ward Marcella Manuscripts
Manuscripts Division
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circa 1894
1 box and 0.4 linear feet
Storage Note:
  • ReCAP (scarcpxm): Box 1


Consists of holograph drafts of several chapters, and other manuscript material, for Marcella, a novel by British novelist Mary Augusta Ward (1851-1920) who wrote under her married name as Mrs. Humphry Ward.

Collection Description & Creator Information

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of holograph drafts of several chapters of British novelist Mary Augusta Ward (1851-1920)'s novel Marcella, with a few pages of galley proofs interleaved, and with holograph corrections and pencilled printer's marks. In addition, there is a folder containing a chapter outline, a plan of the book, and notes relevant to the composition of Ward's novel, all in the hand of the author.

Collection Creator Biography:


Mary Augusta Ward (1851-1920) was a British novelist who wrote under her married name, "Mrs. Humphry Ward." Some of her works include "Marcella," "Robert Elsmere," "Lady Rose's Daughter," and "Hellbeck of Bannisdale." She was also a renown Anti-Suggragist, who founded and led the Women's National Anti-Suffrage League.

Collection History

Processing Information

Folder inventory added by Hilde Creager (2015) in 2012.

Collection title was updated by Faith Charlton for DACS compliancy in 2022.

Access & Use

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Single copies may be made for research purposes. To cite or publish quotations that fall within Fair Use, as defined under U. S. Copyright Law, no permission is required. For instances beyond Fair Use, it is the responsibility of the researcher to determine whether any permissions related to copyright, privacy, publicity, or any other rights are necessary for their intended use of the Library's materials, and to obtain all required permissions from any existing rights holders, if they have not already done so. Princeton University Library's Special Collections does not charge any permission or use fees for the publication of images of materials from our collections, nor does it require researchers to obtain its permission for said use. The department does request that its collections be properly cited and images credited. More detailed information can be found on the Copyright, Credit and Citations Guidelines page on our website. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us through the Ask Us! form.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

For preservation reasons, original analog and digital media may not be read or played back in the reading room. Users may visually inspect physical media but may not remove it from its enclosure. All analog audiovisual media must be digitized to preservation-quality standards prior to use. Audiovisual digitization requests are processed by an approved third-party vendor. Please note, the transfer time required can be as little as several weeks to as long as several months and there may be financial costs associated with the process. Requests should be directed through the Ask Us Form.

Credit this material:

Mrs. Humphry Ward Marcella Manuscripts; Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

Permanent URL:
Firestone Library
One Washington Road
Princeton, NJ 08544, USA
(609) 258-3184
Storage Note:
  • ReCAP (scarcpxm): Box 1

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Existence and Location of Copies

Published under same title (New York and London: Macmillan and Co., 1894).

Subject Terms:
English fiction -- 19th century.
Fiction -- 19th century
Women novelists, English -- 19th century.
Genre Terms:
Drafts (preliminary versions)