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Besant, Walter, 1836-1901



  • Existence: 1836-08-14 - 1901-06-09


Walter Besant (1836-1901), British novelist and historian

Found in 5 Collections and/or Records:

BESANT, WALTER, SIR, 1836-1901

Call Number: GEN MSS MISC

Draft of first part of East London, [ca. 1900]

 Part of Collection — Box 76: [Barcode: 39002137225513], Folder: GROUP 3064, F-1-2
Call Number: GEN MSS MISC
Scope and Contents:

Holograph and typescript draft, corrected and signed, of first part of novel on East End section of London. Includes headings for Chapters I, III and IV: "Chapter I: What is it?"; "The Pool and the Riverside"; and "The Pool and the Wall."

Dates: [ca. 1900]

Letter : to Arthur W. Waters, undated

 Part of Collection — Box 263: [Barcode: 39002140920282], Folder: 22
Call Number: GEN MSS MISC
Scope and Contents:

Typescript letter, signed, suggesting to Waters that he publish his book in subscription.

Dates: undated

Thomas Raynesford Lounsbury papers

Call Number: MS 1231
Abstract: The papers consist of correspondence, diaries, writings, research, notes, scrapbooks, and other materials documenting Lounsbury's personal life and professional career as an author and educator of English literature at Yale University. Correspondence with Yale colleagues, students, authors, and officials details his academic and literary interests, and activity in the areas of international language and simplified spelling. Personal materials include letters relating to Lounsbury's Civil War...
Dates: 1829-1915

William Harrison Riley papers

Call Number: MS 417

The papers consist of correspondence and other papers relating to nineteenth century socialism in England and the United States. Included are two literary manuscripts by William Riley entitled Literary Cranks by One of Them and Radical Jack; copies of periodicals edited by Riley; and letters from Walter Besant, Edward Everett Hale, Rudyard Kipling, Justin McCarthy, Karl Marx, William Rossetti and John Ruskin.

Dates: 1844-1899