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The Symington Collection

Leslie A. Marchand

Abstract


Marchand describes the Symington Collections of nineteenth and early twentieth century British literature, previously owned by J. Alex. Symington and acquired by the Library.  He summarizes the contents in the following groups: The Brontes, George Borrow, Swinburne and His Circle, The Rossettis, Early Nineteenth Century, the Mid-Victorians, and Late Nineteenth and Early Twentieth Centuries.  It contains original letters, draft literary manuscripts and contemporary publications of the period. The Symington Collection is Rutgers Special Collections most important single, literary collection.

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