Finding Number (Click this to view full catalogue structure)HM/350-354
TitleAutograph letters, signed from [Elizabeth Cleghorn] Gaskell
Extent5 items
DescriptionLetters from Elizabeth Gaskell to Harriet Martineau discuss the identity of George Eliot and the authorship of 'Adam Bede' and 'Scenes of Clerical Life'. [Joseph Liggins laid claim to the books when in fact they were written by Marian Evans under the pseudonym of George Eliot]. See also HM/81-87.
Access StatusOpen
Administrative HistoryGaskell, Elizabeth Cleghorn (1810-1865) nee Stevenson, novelist
Evans, Marian [pseud. George Eliot] (1819–1880), novelist, was known under several names during her life: Mary Anne Evans (at birth), Mary Ann Evans (from 1837), Marian Evans (from 1851), Marian Evans Lewes (from 1854), and Mary Ann Cross (1880)
Liggins, Joseph (c 1806–1872), literary impostor