Morley's First Sketch of English Literature papers, 1909 and 1936.

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Browne, Maurice, 1881-1955. Morley's First Sketch of English Literature papers, 1909 and 1936.

Morley's First Sketch of English Literature papers, 1909 and 1936.

The papers relate to Browne's preparation, commissioned by Cassell & Co., of an augmented edition of Henry Morley's A first sketch of English literature. They consist of letters and brief bio-bibliographical sketches by and about authors, and drafts, galley proofs, and page proofs of new sections by Browne. The last section on living authors was unfinished when the project was halted by Browne's illness. The 1912 "new and enlarged edition" contains none of Browne's material, and none was ever. published. Also included is correspondence from 1936, with Desmond Flower and H.F. Morley, concerning the possible publication of a small textbook on Victorian literature based largely on a portion of his old manuscript.

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