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Charles E. Mudie Papers, 1816-1897

The Charles E. Mudie Digital Collection is comprised of correspondence, visual materials, and documents. This gathering of materials shed light on the management of Mudie’s Select Library, an innovative library that pioneered the concept of a circulating system operated by membership, as well as Mudie’s wide network of subscribers. The correspondence between Mudie, his family, and prominent 19th century literary English figures provides an ample view of the literary and publishing milieu during the Victorian era.