Department of English

University of Toronto

13.0 Manuscripts and Archives


Alexander Turnbull Library, and National Archives of New Zealand. National Register of Archives and Manuscripts in New Zealand. Wellington: National Library of New Zealand, 1979- . Irregular. [Z 6620 N45N3] http://www.nram.org.nz/  See also http://tapuhi.natlib.govt.nz/  

Braswel, Laurel Nichols. A Handlist of Douce Manuscripts Containing Middle English Prose in the Bodleian Library Oxford (1987). Cambridge: Brewer, 1987. [Z 6621 B665 M53 1987]

Brown, Peter. A Handlist of Manuscripts Containing Middle English Prose in the Additional Collection (10001 -12000), British Library, London, and in the Additional Collection (12001-14000), British Library, London (1988). Cambridge: Brewer, 1988. [Z 6621 B86E53 1988] See also http://molcat.bl.uk/  

de Ricci, Seymour, and W. J. Wilson. Census of Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts in the United States and Canada. 3 vols. New York: Wilson, 1935-40. [ref Z 6620 U5R5--FISHER]
Supplemented by W. H. Bond Supplement to the Census of Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts in the U.S. and Canada. New York: Bibliographical Society of America, 1962. [ref Z 6620 U5R5 Suppl.--MUSIC]

Eldredge, L. M. A Handlist of Manuscripts Containing Middle English Prose in the Ashmole Collection, Bodleian Library Oxford (1992). [not yet held by ROBA. Ask at ROBAREF desk] http://www.bodley.ox.ac.uk/dept/scwmss/wmss/medieval/mss/ashmole.htm  

Hanna, Ralph. A Handlist of Manuscripts Containing Middle English Prose in the Henry E. Huntington Library (1984). Cambridge: Brewer, 1984. [Z 6621 H44M534 1984]

Horner, Patrick J. A Handlist of Manuscripts Containing Middle English Prose in the Digby Collection, Bodleian Library, Oxford (1986). Cambridge: Brewer, 1986. [Z 6621 B66 3M55 1986] See also http://www.bodley.ox.ac.uk/dept/scwmss/wmss/medieval/browse.htm  

Howard, Diana, comp. Directory of Theatre Resources: A Guide to Research Collections and Information Services. 2nd ed. London: Library Assn. Information Services Group, Society for Theatre Research, 1986. [PN 2598.5 H68 1986]

Index of Middle English Prose. Cambridge: Brewer, 1984- .
Handlists of extant Middle English prose manuscripts. 7 volumes to date, shelved separately in the stacks.

Index of Middle English Prose. A Handlist. On Order.

Lester, G. A. A Handlist of Manuscripts Containing Middle English Prose in the John Rylands University Library of Manchester and Chetham's Library, Manchester (1985). Cambridge: Brewer, 1985. [Z 6605 E5L47 1985]

Manion, Margaret M., Vera F. Vines, and Christopher de Hamel. Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts in New Zealand Collections. New York: Thames & Hudson, c. 1989. [duff--FISHER]

Mooney, Linne R. Manuscripts in the Library of Trinity College, Cambridge (1995). Woodbridge, Suffolk, UK: Brewer, 1995. [Z 6621 T6743 E57 1995]

Ogilivie-Thomson, S. J. Handlist of Manuscripts Containing Middle English Prose in Oxford College Libraries. (1991). Rochester, NY: Brewer, 1991. [Z 6605 E5045 1991]

Pickering, O. S. A Handlist of Manuscripts Containing Middle English Prose in Yorkshire Libraries and Archives (1989). Cambridge: Brewer, 1989. [Z 6605 E5P53 1989]

Simpson, Jones. A Handlist of Manuscripts Containing Middle English Prose in Parisian Libraries (1989). Cambridge: Brewer, 1989. [Z 6605 E5S59 1989]

Sinclair, K. V. Descriptive Catalogue of Medieval and Renaissance Western Manuscripts in Australia. Sydney: Sydney UP, 1969. [Z 6620 A8S55--VUPT]

Storey, Richard, and Lionel Madden. Primary Sources for Victorian Studies: A Guide to the Location and Use of Unpublished Materials. London: Phillimore, 1977. [Z 2019 S86--ROBAREF]
Updated by: Storey, Richard. Primary Sources for Victorian Studies: An Updating. Occasional Papers in Bibliography. Leicester: Victorian Studies Centre, U of Leicester, 1987. [Z 2019 S86 Suppl. 1987--ROBAREF]

Taavitsainen, Irma. Manuscripts in Scandinavian Collections (1994). Cambridge: Brewer, 1994. [Z 6605 E5T33 1994]

Weil, E., ed. International Directory of Manuscripts, Collections, Libraries. Private Collections, Repositories and Archives/Répertoire des bibliothèques, collections, depôts de manuscripts et archives dans le monde. Paris: Berger-Levrault, 1978- . [Z 6601 A1I5]
Vol. 1: Europe; Part I: The Manuscripts Collections/Fascicule 1: Les Collections de manuscrits.

Young, William C. American Theatrical Arts: A Guide to Manuscript and Special Collections in the United States and Canada. Chicago: ALA, 1971. [Z 6935 Y6--ROBAREF]

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British


Abbott, T. K., comp. Catalogue of the Manuscripts in the Library of Trinity College, Dublin. To Which is Added a List of the Fagel Collection of Maps in the Same Library. Dublin: Hodges, Figgis, 1900. [Z 6621 D84]

Beal, Peter, et al., comps. Index of [English] Literary Manuscripts. London: Mansell, 1980- . Irregular. [ref Z 6611 L715--FISHER]
Vol. I: 1450-1625, 2 pts., comp. Peter Beal (1980), vol. II: 1625-1700, 2 pts; comp. Peter Beal; vol. III: 1700-1800, 3 pts., comp. Margaret M. Smith, et al. (1986-92); vol. IV: 1800-1900, 3 pts, comp. Barbara Rosenbaum and Pamela White (1982-90); vol. V: Index [in progress].

Catalogue of Manuscripts in the British Museum. New series. 1 vol. in 3 pts. London. Trustees of the British Museum, 1834-[41]. [Z 6621 B84 1834--ROBAREF]
Updated by: Catalogue of Additions to the Manuscripts. 1783- . London: British Library, 1949- . Irregular [approx. 4-5 yr. cumulations]. [Z 6621 B842--ROBAREF]
Title varies. http://molcat.bl.uk/  

Catalogue of the [Westem] Manuscripts Preserved in the Library of the University of Cambridge. Ed. for the Syndics of the UP. 5 vols., plus Index. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 1856-67. [Z 6621 C 17]
Updated by: Owen, A. E. B. Summary Guide to Accessions of Western Manuscripts (Other Than Medieval) Since 1867. Cambridge: Pub. for the University Library by Cambridge UP, 1966. [Z 6621 C 173]

Catalogues of the Manuscript Collections in the British Museum [by T. C. Skeat, keeper of manuscripts]. Rev. ed. London: The Trustees of the British Museum, 1962. [Z 6621 B844 1962--ROBAREF] http://molcat.bl.uk/

Early Manuscripts at Oxford University. Imaging Project, 2001.
This site offers access to over 80 early manuscripts now in institutions associated with the University of Oxford. http://image.ox.ac.uk/  

First-Line Index of English Poetry, 1500-1800, in Manuscripts of the Bodleian Library. Ed. M. Crum. 2 vols. Oxford: Clarendon, 1969. [PN 1021 C78]

Greg, W. W. Dramatic Documents from the Elizabethan Playhouses: Stage Plots, Actors' Parts, Prompt Books. 1931. Rpt. Oxford: Clarendon, 1969. [PN 2589 G74 1969]

Index of Manuscripts in the British Library. 11 vols. Cambridge: Chadwyck-Healey, 1984-86. [Z 6621 B837B75 1984--ROBAREF]

Ker, N. R. Catalogue of Manuscripts Containing Anglo-Saxon. 1957. Rpt. Oxford: Clarendon, 1990. [Z 6605 A56 K4]

Ker, N. R., and A. J. Piper. Medieval Manuscripts in British Libraries. 4 vols. Oxford: Clarendon, 1969-92. [6620 G7K4--ROBAREF]
Excludes manuscripts in the British Library, the National Library of Scotland, the National Library of Wales, the Bodleian and the Cambridge University Library.

Klinkenborg, Verlyn, and Herbert Cahoon. British Literary Manuscripts. 2 vols. New York: Pierpont Morgan Library, Dover, c. 1981. [ref Z 6611 L7K59--FISHER]

Location Register of English Literary Manuscripts and Letters: Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries. 2 vols. London: British Library, 1995. [Z 6611 L7 L625--ROBAREF]

Location Register of Twentieth-Century English Literary Manuscripts and Letters: A Union List of Papers of Modern English, Irish, Scottish, and Welsh Authors in the British Isles. 2 vols. London: British Library, 1988. [Z 6611 L7L63 1988--ROBAREF]

Madan, Falconer, et al. Summary Catalogue of Western Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library, Oxford. 7 vols. in 8. Oxford: Clarendon, 1895-1953. [Z 6621 096W4]
Title varies.

National Library of Scotland. Catalogue of Manuscripts Acquired Since 1925. 4 vols. Edinburgh: Her Majesty's Stationery Office, 1938-82. [Z 6621 S385]

National Library of Wales. Handlist of Manuscripts in the National Library of Wales. Aberystwyth: Council of the National Library of Wales, 1940. [Z 6621 A138 1959]
Publishing history varies. In part, published as a supplement to The National Library of Wales Journal. Supplements, reprints and indexes (constituting a partial run) shelved together in the stacks.

Williams, Moelwyn I., ed. A Directory of Rare Book and Special Collections in the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland. London: Library Assn., 1985. [Z 675 A2D5 1985--ROBAREF]

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U.S.

Akeroyd, Joanne Vinson, and George F. Butterick. Where Are Their Papers?: A Union List Locating the Papers of Forty-two Contemporary American Poets and Writers. Storrs, CT: U of Connecticut Library, 1976. [Z 1231 P7A43--ROBAREF]

Houghton Library. Catalogue of Manuscripts in the Houghton Library, Harvard University. Alexandria, VA: Chadwyk-Healey, 1986-87. [Z 6621 H5913--FISHER]

Library of Congress. Medieval and Renaissance Manuscript Books in the Library of Congress: A Descriptive Catalog. Comp. Svato Schutzner. Washington, DC: Library of Congress, 1989- . [duff--FISHER]
Vol. 1: Bibles, Liturgy, Books of Hours; Vol. 2: Theology and Canon Law; Vol. 3 [in progress] to be devoted to secular manuscripts.

Library of Congress. National Union Catalog of Manuscript Collections. Library of Congress Catalogs. 1959- . Washington, DC: Library of Congress, 1962- . Annual. [Z 6620 U5N3--ROBAREF]
Index to Personal Names in the National Union Catalog of Manuscript Collections. 1959-1984. 2 vols. Alexandria, VA: Chadwyck-Healey, c. 1986-88. [Z 6620 U5N3 Index 1959-84--ROBAREF]

National Historical Publications and Records Commission. Directory of Archives and Manuscript Repositories in the United States. 2nd ed. Phoenix: Oryx, 1988. [CD 3020 U54 1988--ROBAREF]

Robbins, J. Albert, et al. American Literary Manuscripts: A Checklist of Holdings in Academic Historical, and Public Libraries, Museums, and Authors' Homes in the United States. 2nd ed. Athens: U of Georgia P, c. 1977. [Z 6620 U5M6 1977--ROBAREF]

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Canadian

Bird, Viola A., et al. Research Collections in Canadian Libraries. 15 vols. Ottawa: National Library of Canada, 1972-84. [Z 675 R45R37--ROBAREF]
In two series: Universities and Special Studies.

Canada. Public Archives. Manuscript Division. General Inventory: Manuscripts/Inventaire général: manuscrits. Ed. E. Grace Maurice. 8 vols. Ottawa: [Information Canada], 1971-78. [CD 3626 1971--ROBAREF]

Directory of Canadian Archives/Annuaire des services d'archives canadiens. Ottawa: Canadian Council of Archives, 1990. [CD 3620 D56 1990--ROBAREF]

Hoad, Linda. Literary Manuscripts at the National Library of Canada/Les manuscrits littéraires à la bibliothèque nationale du Canada. 2nd ed., rev. and enl. Ottawa: National Library, 1990. [Z 6621 N38N38 1990]

Leclerc, Paul-André. Ètat général des fonds d'archives privées manuscrits. 2nd ed. Montreal: Ministère des affaires culturelles, Archives nationales du Québec á Montreal, 1986. [CD 3645 Q3A46 1986--ROBAREF]

McCallum, Heather and Ruth Pincoe. Directory of Canadian Theatre Archives. Halifax: School of Library and Information Studies, Dalhousie U, 1992. [Z 688 T6M32 1992]

Québec. Archives. Ètat général des archives publiques; et privées. Québec: Ministère des affaires culturelles, 1968. [CD 3645 Q3A45]

Québec. Bibliothéque Nationale. Départ. des manuscrits. Catalogue des manuscrits. Montreal: Ministère des affaires culturelles, Bibliothèque nationale du Québec, 1978. [Z 6620 C3Q9--ROBAREF]

Quebec. Bibliotheque Nationale. Catalogue des Fonds et Collections d'Archives Privées. Montreal: Bibliotheque nationale du Quebec, 1992. [CD 3645 Q3B52 1992]

Union List of Manuscripts in Canadian Repositories/Catalogue collectif des manuscrits des archives canadiennes. Ed. E. Grace Maurice, et al. Rev. ed. 6 vols. Ottawa: Public Archives, 1975-85. [Z 6620 C3A4 1975--ROBAREF]

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