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T. Edward Hanley Library

Manuscript slipcases from the Hanley Library.

Manuscript slipcases from the Hanley Library.

Edward Hanley was a Bradford, Pennsylvania collector of rare books and art who sold his massive collection of books, manuscripts, and literature-related art to the University in 1958 and 1964. This acquisition formed the foundation for the Center's collections of first editions and manuscripts of D.H. Lawrence, G.B. Shaw, Dylan Thomas, and Samuel Beckett, all of which are among the most comprehensive in the world. Hanley also collected important first editions, manuscripts, and association copies of other significant 19th- and 20th-century authors, as well as portraits of literary figures. The most important single item from the Hanley Collection is the set of corrected page proofs for James Joyce's Ulysses.


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