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De Morgan, William, 1839-1917
William De Morgan Novels
Manuscripts Division
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5 boxes
Storage Note:
Firestone Library (mss): Box 1-5


Consists of manuscripts of four works by English novelist William De Morgan.

Collection Description & Creator Information


The collection consists of manuscripts of four of De Morgan's novels: Somehow Good (1908), It Never Can Happen Again (1909), A Likely Story (1911), and When Ghost Meets Ghost (1914). Generally, these works are represented in typescripts with holograph corrections, though much of the autograph manuscript for A Likely Story is also present.


Arranged alphabetically by title of the novel.

Collection Creator Biography:

De Morgan, William, 1839-1917

William De Morgan first gained a reputation making stained glass, glazed pottery, and decorative tiles, working for a time with William Morris. At the age of 67, he embarked on a successful writing career.

Collection History

Processing Information

Folder inventory added by Allyse Terrell '2014 in 2012.

Access & Use

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing 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:

William De Morgan Novels; 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:
Firestone Library (mss): Box 1-5