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Joseph Thomas Sheridan Le Fanu research collection
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[Beaumaris]

File consists of a tourist guide to Beaumaris, Isle of Anglesey. File also includes 6 photographs and 4 photo negatives located in PH-02 to PH-11 (Small prints – photograph storage).

Bibliographies

Series consists primarily of the handwritten or typed bibliography of Le Fanu’s works as composed by Roy Stokes. The bibliography covers Le Fanu’s works published during his lifetime and after his death. The series also includes photocopies of various book chapters and articles written by other authors that Roy Stokes used during his research process.

Sheridan Le Fanu, Joseph Thomas

Correspondence

Series consists of letters of correspondence, where the bulk of the records are typed transcription copies of letters by, for, or about Le Fanu during his lifetime. These copies were received by Roy Stokes from possibly the Archive Centre at Kings College in Cambridge, UK, but that is unconfirmed. There are uncorrected copies as well as copies that have notes and annotations by Roy Stokes. The series also includes four original letters to, from, or about Le Fanu as well as correspondence between Roy Stokes and various institutions and people, notably William Le Fanu, a direct descendant of Le Fanu.

Sheridan Le Fanu, Joseph Thomas

Family

File consists of the family history of Le Fanu composed by Roy Stokes including information about his ancestors dating to 1576 as well as photocopied excerpt from books.

Joseph Thomas Sheridan Le Fanu research collection

  • RBSC-ARC-1837
  • Fonds
  • 1576-1995

The fonds consists of the research on Le Fanu conducted by Roy Stokes. Records relate to the personal life and professional writing career of Le Fanu that were collected and composed by Roy Stokes. Records include: four original letters by or for Le Fanu, typed transcripts of letters, and correspondence between Stokes and various people and institutions throughout his research process; bibliographies by Roy Stokes and other authors; photographs and photo negatives of Beaumaris; newspapers and articles; photocopies of book chapters; and a poster and program for the Gate Theatre performance of “Carmilla”.

Sheridan Le Fanu, Joseph Thomas

Le Fanu Bibliography 1814-1873

File consists of a bibliography of works by Le Fanu composed by Roy Stokes and includes handwritten and typed bibliographic entries, photocopies of books and reviews of Le Fanu's work, as well as letters of research correspondence between Roy Stokes and institutions.

[Le Fanu Bibliography] Post-1873

File consists of a handwritten bibliography of works by Le Fanu composed by Roy Stokes and includes his works post-1873, undated editions, American editions, translations, Bentley's catalogues, and photocopies of the book "Sheridan Le Fanu and Victorian Ireland" by W.J. McCormack.

Research

Series consists of the research that Roy Stokes did about the history of Le Fanu. Series includes familial history dating Le Fanu’s lineage back to 1576 as well as his descendants; newspapers, articles, and book chapters; bibliographic notes and general queries; theatrical adaptions of Le Fanu’s work “Carmilla”; and photographs and photo negatives of Beaumaris, Isle of Anglesey where Le Fanu spent time as a child and later in life.

Sheridan Le Fanu, Joseph Thomas