Thomas J. Wise Collection|
University of British Columbia, Special Collections and University Archives Division
Wise, Thomas J.; Literary forgeries and mystifications
The collection was acquired from Arthur Stockett in 1976.
It contains literary forgeries and piracies printed by Thomas Wise, and works by and about Wise. Some of the forgeries are now relatively rare and many are hard to find. Ten letters written by Wise are also included. Few items are collected at present.
180-190 monographs; 3cm of manuscripts.
The collection is uncatalogued. Material is accessible from a loose leaf catalogue arranged according to William B. Todd's "A handlist of Thomas J. Wise", in Thomas J. Wise: centenary studies (Austin: University of Texas Press, 1959). Two sources used for subject headings are Todd's handlist, and Wise after the event: a catalogue of books, pamphlets, manuscripts and letters relating to Thomas James Wise displayed in an exhibition in Manchester Central Library, September, 1964, edited by G.E. Haslam (Manchester: Manchester Libraries Committee, 1964).
The collection is in Rare Books and Special Collections. Material must be retrieved by staff. The collection is open to the public. For further information visit: http://www.library.ubc.ca/spcoll/.
Interlibrary Loan: Yes.
Reprography: Photocopying is done by the staff.
Reference Assistance: Yes.
Publications Describing Collection
None at present.