RARE EDITIONS, MANUSCRIPTS ON EXHIBIT IN MEMORIAL ROOM
Literary Works to Be Shown Next Week in Widener Library
Manuscripts, letters, and original editions of Stevenson, Tennyson, and Dickens will be on exhibition next week in the Harry Elkins Widener Memorial Room.
Steven's "Memoirs" is shown in manuscript form, as well as in a special private edition printed by Harry Elkins Widener. Of forty such volumes printed, only a few beside this one remain, the others having gone down with the Titanic, in the same disaster which costs Widener his life.
First editions of Tennyson's "Poem of Two Brothers" and his Holy Grail", and the corrected proof of the "Ode on the Duke of Wellington" are to be shown. A first edition of the famous "Charge of the Light Brigade" is included in the exhibition.
To represent Dickens, there is a copy of the first edition of "Bleak House" and also several letters to his friends. A note from George Cruikshank comments on the cartoons for the Pickwick Papers."