Archival Sources

The main body of archival material (Eddison’s literary manuscripts, notes, correspondence and drawings) is held in two repositories, Leeds Central Library and the Bodleian Library, University of Oxford. Researchers should contact the appropriate library in advance to arrange a visit.

Leeds Central Library

Eddison’s literary manuscripts and correspondence relating to them were donated to Leeds Central Library by his widow, Winifred Grace Eddison. Papers held there include the manuscripts of The Worm Ouroboros, Mistress of Mistresses, A Fish Dinner in Memison, Egil’s Saga and Styrbiorn the Strong, as well as related correspondence.

Local and Family History Library
2nd Floor, Central Library
Calverley Street

Bodleian Library, University of Oxford

Eddison’s juvenilia (including stories and drawings), correspondence with friends and publishers relating to his literary work, corrected proofs of Egil’s Saga and press cuttings of reviews of his published works, were donated to the Bodleian by his daughter, Jean Latham in 1968.

Rare Books and Manuscripts Reading Room
Weston Library
Broad Street