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Thomas Hardy collection

 Collection
Call Number: GEN MSS 307

Scope and Contents

Autograph letters, signed, from Thomas Hardy to J. M. Barrie, Arthur Locker, Charles S. Prideaux, and others, with letters from his wives, Emma Lavinia Gifford Hardy and Florence Emily Hardy; and writings by Hardy, including an autograph manuscript draft of his novel Far from the Madding Crowd and typescript proofs of a short story, Spectre of the Real. Also includes a photograph of Hardy.

Dates

  • 1873 - 1989

Creator

Language of Materials

In English.

Conditions Governing Access

The materials are open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

The Thomas Hardy Collection is the physical property of the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University. Literary rights, including copyright, belong to the authors or their legal heirs and assigns. For further information, consult the appropriate curator.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Ongoing collection of documents acquired by gift and purchase from various sources. Type of accession (gift or purchase) and date of acquisition is noted in the collection contents. For further information, consult the appropriate curator.

Arrangement

Organized in four series: I. Correspondence, 1876-1929. II. Writings, 1873-1919. III. Other Materials, 1889-1920. IV. Additions Since July 1997, 1885-1989.

Associated Materials

See also Richard L. Purdy Collection of Thomas Hardy, GEN MSS 111.

Extent

1.80 Linear Feet (7 boxes)

Catalog Record

A record for this collection is available in Orbis, the Yale University Library catalog

Persistent URL

http://hdl.handle.net/10079/fa/beinecke.hardycol

Overview

Autograph letters, signed, from Thomas Hardy to J. M. Barrie, Arthur Locker, Charles S. Prideaux, and others, with letters from his wives, Emma Lavinia Gifford Hardy and Florence Emily Hardy; and writings by Hardy, including an autograph manuscript draft of his novel Far from the Madding Crowd and typescript proofs of a short story, Spectre of the Real. Also includes a photograph of Hardy.

Biographical / Historical

Thomas Hardy, English novelist and poet.

Existence and Location of Copies

Several items are available on microfilm. Consult Public Services staff.

Processing Information

Collections are processed to a variety of levels, depending on the work necessary to make them usable, their perceived research value, the availability of staff, competing priorities, and whether or not further accruals are expected. The library attempts to provide a basic level of preservation and access for all collections, and does more extensive processing of higher priority collections as time and resources permit.

These materials have been arranged and described according to national and local standards. For more information, please refer to the Beinecke Manuscript Unit Processing Manual.

Former call numbers: MS Vault Shelves Hardy, Uncat MSS 272, Uncat MS Vault File Hardy, Uncat MSS 274.
Title
Guide to the Thomas Hardy Collection
Author
by Beinecke Staff
Date
2016
Language of description
Finding aid written in English

Revision Statements

  • 2007-08-13: beinecke.hardycol.xml converted for compliance with Yale EAD Best Practice Guidelines with brbl-migrate-01.xsl (mr2007-08-13).
  • 2007-03-08: PUBLIC "-//Yale University::Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library//TEXT (US::CtYBR::::[THOMAS HARDY COLLECTION ])//EN" "hardycol.xml" converted from EAD 1.0 to 2002 by v1to02.xsl (sy2003-10-15).
  • 2010-02-10: Transformed with yale.addEadidUrl.xsl. Adds @url with handle for finding aid. Overwrites @url if already present.

Repository Details

Part of the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library Repository

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