Contents and Arrangement

Notebooks and Sketchbooks, 1799-1849

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Collection Overview

Collection Description & Creator Information

Scope and Contents

Includes notebooks/sketchbooks for various literary projects. Edgeworth titled most of the notebooks, which are as follows: "Sketches for The Paren'ts Assistant and Popular Tales"; "Madam de Fleury and English Misanthrope; Modern Sketches"; "Sketches for Popular Tales and Orphans"; "Lenora"; "Nora"; "Ennui"; "Rosanna"; "Harry Owen or The Snow Woman"; "Miscellaneous Irish"; "Sketch of the Freeman Family"; "Out of Debt, Out of Danger, and Murad the Unlucky"; "Absentee"; "Manouvring and Vivian"; "Hints for Harry and Lucy"; "Pleasure's Price"; "Parent's Assistant; Basket Woman; Waste Not, Want Not"; "Take for Granted"; "Notes and Emile de Coulanges or Great and Little Sacrifices"; "Orlandini"; "Angelina or My Bosom[?] Friend"; "The Captain or Eton Montem"; "The Conract and the Will; The Blessing and the Curse; The Genesis or the Adventurer; By and By"; "Whim for Whim or Something New, Something Old; Little Merchants"; "Forrester or the Adventurer"; "Unfashionable Tales"; "Sketches for Moral Tales; Abroad and at Home; Belinda"; "All for Effect or The Irish [Heights?]"; "Literary Projects Written 1849"


As no original order was discernible, materials were arranged by type/genre.

Collection History


No materials were removed from the collection during 2021 processing beyond routine appraisal practices.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Chloe Pfendler in 2021. Finding aid written by Chloe Pfendler and Faith Charlton in 2021.


Several items were treated for inactive mold in 2021.

Access & Use

Conditions Governing Access

Open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

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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:

Notebooks and Sketchbooks; Maria Edgeworth Papers, C1664, Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

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