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Finding Aid for the Edward Bulwer Lytton Letters to Camille Ernst, 1863-1866
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  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Edward Bulwer Lytton Letters to Camille Ernst,
    Date (inclusive): 1863-1866
    Collection number: 1576
    Creator: Lytton, Edward Bulwer Lytton, Baron, 1803-1873
    Extent: 2 boxes (1 linear ft.)
    Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Department of Special Collections.
    Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
    Abstract: Edward George Earle Bulwer Lytton (1803-1873) was a successful novelist and member of Parliament. The collection consists of letters from Edward Bulwer Lytton to Camille Ernst and includes transcripts of all letters.
    Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information

    Restrictions on Use and Reproduction

    Property rights to the physical object belong to the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections. Literary rights, including copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The UC Regents do not hold the copyright.

    Restrictions on Access

    COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Advance notice required for access.

    Additional Physical Form Available

    A copy of the original version of this online finding aid is available at the UCLA Department of Special Collections for in-house consultation and may be obtained for a fee. Please contact:
    • Public Services Division
    • UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections
    • Room A1713, Charles E. Young Research Library
    • Box 951575
    • Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575
    • Telephone: 310/825-4988 (10:00 a.m. - 4:45 p.m., Pacific Time)
    • Email: spec-coll@library.ucla.edu

    Provenance/Source of Acquisition

    Gift of Majl Ewing, 1969.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Edward Bulwer Lytton Letters to Camille Ernst (Collection 1576). Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles.

    UCLA Catalog Record ID

    UCLA Catalog Record ID: 2221091 


    Edward George Earle Bulwer Lytton, 1st Baron Lytton of Knebworth was born on May 25, 1803 in London, England; attended University of Cambridge; in 1828 published first successful novel, Pelham; entered Parliament as a Liberal member for Lincoln in 1831; retired in 1841 in protest against the repeal of the Corn Laws; became a Tory and was returned to the House in 1852 as member for Hertfordshire; continued to publish novels, including Eugene Aram (1832), The Last Days of Pompeii (1834), Harold, the Last of the Saxon Kings (1848), The Caxtons (1849), and My Novel (1853); he was created a peer in 1866; died on January 18, 1873 in Torquay, Devonshire.

    Scope and Content

    Collection consists of letters from Edward Bulwer Lytton to Camille Ernst. Also contains four letters from Robert Lytton and a letter from a grandson regarding Bulwer Lytton. Includes transcripts of all letters.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    Lytton, Edward Bulwer Lytton, Baron, 1803-1874--Archives
    Ernst, Camille
    Authors, English--19th century--Archival resources.
    Authors, English--19th century--Correspondence.