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Incomplete manuscript, "Indian Island", by Letitia Landon., ? 1836-1896.

Identifier: MS.42330

Scope and Contents

The manuscript here is for a short story entitled ‘Indian Island’ by Letitia Landon, which was first published as part of ‘Traits and trials of early life’, in 1836. This volume was a book of moral short stories for girls.

The story tells of a young brother and sister who are shipwrecked, but survive on a deserted island before being rescued by their father.

The manuscript is incomplete, missing the end of the story. There are some amendments, deletions and additions to the text. The text is not formatted, although chapter divisions are noted.

The manuscript is housed in an enclosure entitled ‘MSS. by L.E.L.’. Also included is a letter to John Murray [IV] relating to the Landon.

Manuscript of ‘Indian Island’, ?1836: folios 1-34;

Letter possibly of Sir Robert Turing to John Murray [IV] with attached press cutting regarding Letitia Landon, 1896: folio 35.


  • Creation: ? 1836-1896.


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36 Leaves

Language of Materials



i + 35 folios.

Immediate Source of Acquisition


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Part of the National Library of Scotland Archives and Manuscripts Division Repository

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