Daniel G. Siegel, Class of 1957, donated to the Brown University Library the manuscript of George
Orwell's last novel, Nineteen Eighty-Four. Containing almost half of the published
text of Nineteen Eighty-Four this is the only substantial Orwell manuscript which was
not destroyed by the author. More
In 1997 Daniel J. and Katharine Kyes
Leab donated one of the largest and most important gatherings of George Orwell material in private hands
to the Brown University Library. Consisting primarily of printed works by and about Orwell, the Leab
Collection contains first and subsequent editions of all of his books, from Down and Out in Paris and
London to Nineteen Eighty-Four. In addition, the Leab Collection
contains a small, select group of manuscripts, as well as books owned by the author, including school books signed
"Eric Blair," Orwell's birth name, and a considerable body of ephemeral material.
Bibliographic access to this material is now available via Josiah,
the Library's online catalog, thanks to a gift from Lyman G.
Bloomingdale, Class of 1935.
Link to works by George
Orwell in the Brown University Library catalog.
Link to works about George Orwell
in the Brown University Library catalog.
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