Digital Dinah Craik Project Research Sources
Biography and Genealogy
- Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (UCalgary link)
- Burke’s Peerage (was Landed Gentry)
- 1879 Landed Gentry (Internet Archive)
- Ancestry.com (Searchable for free, subscription or library access required for content)
- UK Wills and Probate
- American National Biography Online Database (UCalgary link)
- FamilySearch.org (Searchable for free, subscription or fee required for content)
- Findmypast.com (Searchable for free, subscription or fee required for content)
Newspapers & Periodicals
- 19th Century British Newspapers Database (UCalgary link)
- 19th Century UK Periodicals Database (UCalgary link)
- Times (London) Digital Archives of Database (UCalgary link)
- British Newspaper Archive (free to search, subscription required to access articles)
- Illustrated London News (UCalgary link)
- Nineteenth Century Collections Online Database (UCalgary link)
- Periodicals Archives Online (UCalgary link)- has Harper’s and other literary magazines
- Victorian Research Guides (include indices to fiction in Chamber’s and other journals)
- Macmillan’s Magazine (Internet Archive and HathiTrust).
- Chamber’s Edinburgh Journal (issues) and Chamber’s Journal Indexes to Fiction 1854–1910 (by Sue Thomas, at Victorian Fiction Research Guides.)
- Dickens Journals Online A complete online edition of Dickens’s weekly magazines, Household Words and All the Year Round.
- Victorian Poetry Network—Database of Victorian Periodical Poetry
Catalogues and Indexes (of Publishers and Journals)
- A Bibliographical Catalogue of Macmillan and Co.’s Publications from 1843–1889. (Google Books)
- Harper & brothers’ descriptive list of their publications 1880 (Google Books)
Dinah Craik Major Archival Sources
- Finding Aid for the Mulock Family papers, 1803-1893 (UCLA Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library)
- Dinah Craik: Inventory of Her Collection at the Harry Ransom Center (UTexas at Austin)
- M.L. Parrish Collection of Victorian Novelists (Princeton U Library)
Biographies of Dinah Craik
- Sally Mitchell’s Dinah Mulock Craik fulltext on Victorianweb.org
- The Reades of Blackwood hill 1906 by Allen Lyell Reade (Internet Archive)
- Mellards and their Descendants 1915 by Allen Lyell Reade (Internet Archive)
- The Family of Mulock 1905 by Edmund Thomas Bewley (Internet Archive)
- Dinah Mulock (Mrs. Craik) by Mrs. Parr in Women Novelists of Queen Victoria’s Reign: a Book of Appreciations 1897 (Internet Archive)
Language / Dictionaries
- Oxford English Dictionary (U of Calgary link):
- A Dictionary of Slang and Colloquial English 1905 (Internet Archive)
- Passing English of the Victorian era: a Dictionary of Heterodox English, Slang and Phrase (1909) (Internet Archive)
- Slang and its Analogues: Past and Present (Internet Archive)
volume 1 1890
volume 2 1891
- Dictionary of the Scots Language
- Historical Directories for England and Wales (U of Leicester Special Collections Online)
- Scottish Post Office Directories 1773 to 1911 (National Library of Scotland)
- Kelly’s directories are also available through Google Books to some degree
- Ancestry database has some local directories.
- Bromley Strong’s Street Directories (1869–1898)
- UPenn Online Books – dictionaries of pseudonyms
- The Language of Flowers 1884 (Internet Archive)
- The Querist’s Birthday Book 1882 (Internet Archive)
- Descriptive Botany 1889 (Internet Archive)
- Classification of Occupations in the 1881 Census of England and Wales Matthew Woolard U of Essex 1999.
- Hathi Trust
- Gazetteer of British Place Names (modern: Association of British Counties)
- Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales 1870 (Internet Archive)
- New and Comprehensive Gazetteer of England and Wales James Bell 1835 (Internet Archive)
- Historical gazetteers of Scotland (National Library of Scotland)
- Scotlands Places
- Scottish Places
Victorian Resource lists
- Nineteenth Century Scholarship Online (NINES)
- The Victorian Web
- Victoria Research Web last update 2014 (Finding manuscript material)
- Victoria Resources Online (2000)
- Sites of Interest for Victorian Studies Birckbeck University London (looks good)
- British Victorian Period Research: Free Web Sites 2015 Michigan State
- Nineteenth Century Serials Edition (The Nineteenth-Century Serials Edition (ncse) is a free, online scholarly edition of six nineteenth-century periodicals and newspapers.)
- Victorian Database Online (U of Calgary link)
- Victorian Poetry Network (has database of poetry found in periodicals)
- Victorian Women Writers Project
Dinah Craik’s travel narratives (Internet Archive editions)
A Selection of some of the letters to or from Dinah (or Dinah mentioned in) in other collections:
- The Carlyle Letters Online
- Baylor: the Browning Letters
several (8?) letters (scanned and online) from Robert Browning to George or Dinah 1863 to 1881 (and a mention of Dinah in a 1853 letter)
- NY Public Library Pforzheimer Collection of Shelley and His Circle: 2 letters
- Columbia U Jack Harris Samuels English and American literary manuscripts and letters collections, 1663-1964: 1 letter
- University of Iowa Special Collections – several letters
- Yale University Library
Books and Articles on Dinah Mulock Craik
On Dinah Mulock Craik and the Victorian Period
Bourrier, Karen. “Dinah Mulock Craik and Benjamin Mulock: Re-Reading the Role of the Male Relative in the Woman Writer’s Career.” Prose Studies: History, Theory, Criticism 33.3 (2011): 174-187.
—. “Finding a Transatlantic Audience: Reading Dinah Mulock Craik’s Mistress and Maid in Good Words and Harper’s Magazine.” Victorian Periodicals Review 49.1 (2016): 100-122.
—. “Narrating Insanity in the Letters of Thomas Mulock and Dinah Mulock Craik.” Victorian Literature and Culture 39.1 (2011): 203-222.
Delafield, Catherine. “Marketing Celebrity: Norman Macleod, Dinah Mulock Craik, and John Everett Millais in Alexander Strahan’s Good Words.” Victorian Periodicals Review 46.2 (2013): 255-278.
—. Serialization and the Novel in Mid-Victorian Magazines. Farnham, England: Ashgate, 2015.
Gore, Clare Walker. “‘The Right and Natural Law of Things’: Disability and the Form of the Family in the Fiction of Dinah Mulock Craik and Charlotte M. Yonge.” Queer Victorian Families: Curious Relations in Literature. eds. Duc Dau and Shale Preston. New York: Routledge, 2015. 116-133.
Mitchell, Sally. Dinah Mulock Craik. Boston: Twayne, 1983.
Stoddard Holmes, Martha. “Dinah Mulock Craik and the Pre-Raphaelites: Pages from Pettitt’s Annual Diary.” Women’s Writing 20.3 (2013): 297-307.
On Olive (1850)
Obermueller, Erin V. “The Artist’s Model in Mid-Victorian Women’s Fiction.” Women’s Writing 11.1 (2004): 55-72.
Shields, Juliet. “The Races of Women: Gender, Hybridity, and National Identity in Dinah Craik’s Olive.” Studies in the Novel 39.3 (2007): 284-300.
Sturrock, June. “Catholic Anti-Heroines: Craik, Sewell and Yonge.” Women’s Writing 11.1 (2004): 89-98.
On John Halifax, Gentleman (1856)
Colella, Silvana. “Gifts and Interests: John Halifax, Gentleman and the Purity of Business.” Victorian Literature and Culture 35.2 (2007): 397-415.
Mascarenhas, Kiran. “John Halifax Gentleman: A Counter Story.” Antifeminism and the Victorian Novel: Rereading Nineteenth-Century Women Writers. ed. Tamara S. Wagner. Amherst, NY: Cambria, 2009. 255-270.
Min, Byoung Chun. “Creating a Paradigm of Gentleman by Displacing History: A Historical Reading of John Halifax, Gentleman.” British and American Fiction 21.1 (2014): 137-156.
Spilka, Mark. “Victorian Keys to the Early Hemingway: Part I: John Halifax, Gentleman.” Journal of Modern Literature 10.1 (1983): 125-150.
On “A Woman’s Thoughts about Women” (1856)
Seeley, Tracy. “Victorian Women’s Essays and Dinah Mulock’s Thoughts: Creating an Ethos for Argument.” Prose Studies: History, Theory, Criticism 19.1 (1996): 93-109.
On A Life for a Life (1859)
Linder, Lynn M. “Dual-ing Diaries, Intersecting Identities: Victorian Subjectivity and Dinah Mulock Craik’s A Life for a Life.” Victorians Institute Journal 39 (2011): 203-226.
On A Noble Life (1866)
Gore, Clare Walker. “Noble Lives: Writing Disability and Masculinity in the Late Nineteenth Century.” Nineteenth-Century Contexts 36.4 (2014): 363-375.
On The Little Lame Prince and His Travelling Cloak (1875)
Philipose, Lily. “The Politics of the Hearth in Victorian Children’s Fantasy: Dinah Mulock Craik’s The Little Lame Prince.” Children’s Literature Association Quarterly 21.3 (1996): 133-139.
Richardson, Alan. “Reluctant Lords and Lame Princes: Engendering the Male Child in Nineteenth-Century Juvenile Fiction.” Children’s Literature: Annual of the Modern Language Association Division on Children’s Literature and The Children’s Literature Association 21 (1993): 3-19.
On Hannah (1871)
Frew, Charlotte. “The Marriage to a Deceased Wife’s Sister Narrative: A Comparison of Novels.” Law and Literature 24.2 (2012): 265-291.
Gruner, Elisabeth Rose. “Born and Made: Sisters, Brothers, and the Deceased Wife’s Sister Bill.” Signs 24.2 (1999): 423-447.
On King Arthur: Not a Love Story (1886)
O’Toole, Tess. “Adoption and the ‘Improvement of the Estate’ in Trollope and Craik.” Nineteenth-Century Literature 52.1 (1997): 58-79.