Contents and Arrangement

Memoranda, 1876-1894

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Collection Overview

Collection Description & Creator Information


The collection consists of Yates's correspondence, photographs, and memoranda, as well as papers of others, relating to his founding and editorship of the London newspaper The World. Much of the correspondence is addressed to Charles Thomas, another World editor, and to the newspaper in general, including letters to the editors, cover letters for works submitted for publication, and letters by contributors to the paper's "Acrostics" column, but there are letters by Yates as well. In addition, the collection contains a photograph of Wilkie Collins and newspaper clippings, including some describing Yates's imprisonment for libel in 1885.

Among the papers of others are some letters by a group of minor Victorian novelists, W. B. Maxwell, Mrs. F. Cashel Hoey, Charlotte Riddle, and Mary Elizabeth Braddon. In addition, there are reminiscences of Yates by Braddon, Sir Francis Burnand, Joseph Ashby-Sterry, and "Nemo."

Collection History

Custodial History:

The collection was formed as a result of a departmental practice of combining into one collection manuscript material of various accessions relating to a particular author.

Archival Appraisal Information:

No appraisal information is available.

Access & Use

Access Restrictions:

The collection is open for research.

Conditions for Reproduction and Use:

Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. No further photoduplication of copies of material in the collection can be made when Princeton University Library does not own the original. Inquiries regarding publishing material from the collection should be directed to RBSC Public Services staff through the Ask Us! form. The library has no information on the status of literary rights in the collection and researchers are responsible for determining any questions of copyright.

Credit this material:

Memoranda; Edmund Yates Collection, C0376, Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

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