WOMEN, EDUCATION AND LITERATURE
The Papers of Maria Edgeworth, 1768-1849
Part 3: Edgeworth Papers from other libraries
Maria Edgeworth occupies an important place in the history of women’s writing.
A pioneer of social realism, her novels represent a significant contribution to the literature of class, race and gender.
The first two parts of this project made available the two largest surviving Edgeworth collections from the Bodleian Library, Oxford, and the National Library of Ireland. Part 3 offers important additional material from:
- The British Library - the manuscript of Helen.
- The National Library of Scotland - Correspondence and poems, including 33 letters from Walter Scott.
- Birmingham University Library - Correspondence with J M Moilliot, the Birmingham banker, William Whewell, David Wilkie, Kay-Shuttleworth, Madame Romilly and others.
- The Royal College of Surgeons - the Hunter-Baillie Collection featuring correspondence between Maria Edgeworth and Joanna Baillie.