British Literary Manuscripts Online 1660-1900

British Literary Manuscripts Online presents facsimile images of literary manuscripts, including letters and diaries, drafts of poems, plays, novels, and other literary works, and similar materials. Searching is based on tags and descriptive text associated with each manuscript. Images of the complete manuscript can be viewed, manipulated and navigated on screen.

Please note that the text of the manuscripts themselves is not searchable.

British Literary Manuscripts Online is published in two parts: