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Bedtime

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: Vault MSS 388
Scope and Contents Original pen and ink drawing, initialed, and dated 24 Feb. 1893. The item depicts a mother mouse holding a baby mouse with two other mice in a cradle. This is one of a set of six drawings intended to illustrate "There was an old woman who lived in a shoe," which was never published. It was later used in "Appley Dapply's Nursery Rhymes." It was also used in "The Tale of Two Bad Mice."
Dates: 1893 February 24

Baron Edward Bulwer Lytton drawings

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: Vault MSS 370
Scope and Contents Original color drawings to illustrate Lytton's novels. They are entitled: The Caxtons, The Coming Race, Devereux, Eugene Aram, Falkland, Godolphin, Kenelm Chillingley, Lucretia, Zanoni, and A Strange Story.
Dates: 1849

Pink and Lily Inn visitor's book

 Item — Folder: 1
Identifier: Vault MSS 379
Scope and Contents Visitor's book containing notes, poems, autographs, and sketches. The item has entries made by visitors to the inn including Rupert Brooke, the English poet. Also included are poems by Ivor Gurney (p. 142), Lance Sieveking (p. 141), and Wallis Mansford (p. 237) and numerous illustrations by Hanslip Fletcher.
Dates: 1910-1938

Poetics

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: Vault MSS 372
Scope and Contents Handwritten poems dedicated to Mrs. Eliza Touchet. Ainsworth made twenty-one monor revisions and corrections in the texts of these items and supplied a line omitted by a copyist in the poem titled "To Eliza."
Dates: 1823

William Sansom papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 1977
Scope and Contents Fifteen typewritten short stories with handwritten corrections, a script for a television play, essays, photographs, and articles. The materials document some of Sansom's writing career.
Dates: 1969-1972

Joanna Southcott sealing document

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 899
Scope and Contents Handwritten certificate signed by Joseph Allman and Joanna Southcott. The item was also "sealed" with a red wax seal which meant that the holder would be among the 144,000 mentioned in the Book of Revelations who had a special calling at the return of Jesus Christ. The document states: "The sealed of the Lord the elect precious man's redemption to inherit the Tree of Life to be made heirs of God and joint heirs with Jesus Christ."
Dates: 1808

Henry Williamson papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 1714
Scope and Contents Contains handwritten and typescripts of writings, reports, correspondence, postcards, notes, and miscellaneous documents. These materials shed light on many of Williamson's publications, his ideas, personality, temperament, and relationships.
Dates: 1934-1966