Biographical/historical: George Gissing was a British novelist, short-story writer,essayist, and literary critic.
Date: Bulk of the collection was created 1878-1929.
This is a synthetic collection consisting of manuscripts, correspondence, diaries kept from 1879 to 1913, a commonplace book, financial and legal documents, portraits, and pictorial works. The manuscripts include novels, stories, and essays by the author, including the holograph of the novels "Demos" and "New Grub Street." The diaries include two volumes kept by Sir Sydney Philip Perigal Waterlow from 1907 to 1913. The bulk of the collection includes correspondence, written by the author, dating from 1876 to 1904, to George Bentley, Arthur Henry Bullen, Joseph Conrad, his brother Algernon Gissing, his sister Ellen, his sister Margaret, James B. Pinker, Morley Roberts, Clement Shorter, and others.