The Gaskell Society online
The Gaskell Journal – our annual journal of Gaskell studies
The Gaskell Society blog – in case you missed it! Articles and updates by our members and friends, plus videos and transcripts of some of our most interesting talks.
The Gaskell Society on Facebook – news, events and things we like.
The Gaskell Society on Twitter – news, events – and a Gaskell quote for every day of the year.
Gaskell Society E-bulletins – sign up for news, forthcoming events and invitations for members and non-members.
Resources for research and further reading
Project Gutenberg – full-text works by Elizabeth Gaskell, all free to read.
The British Library – a page about Elizabeth Gaskell with links to related articles, works and people.
Victorian Web – not the most modern of websites, but an absolute treasure trove of articles.
The Rylands Gaskell Collection can be browsed in the John Rylands Library (University of Manchester)’s LUNA database. It contains nearly 150 digitised copies of letters, photographs, manuscripts and more – all relating to Elizabeth Gaskell and her Plymouth Grove home.
Manchester Digital Collections – the Elizabeth Gaskell and Charles Dickens Collection
A collection of letters and manuscripts, digitised by the John Rylands Library at the University of Manchester. The collection includes manuscripts of Wives and Daughters, The Life of Charlotte Brontë, ‘The Grey Woman’ and ‘The Crooked Branch’. There are also letters from Charles Dickens to Elizabeth Gaskell and an illuminated manuscript of A Christmas Carol.
The University of Manchester Library and Elizabeth Gaskell’s House
by Fran Baker, archivist at the University of Manchester Library and Helen Rees Leahy, Professor of Museology at the University of Manchester.
This online presentation shows resources in the Gaskell Collection. It also includes pages from the auction catalogue when the house’s contents were sold off in 1914 after Meta’s death, as well as interior photographs of the house and portraits of the Harper family who lived there after the Gaskells.
Gaskell Discussion Group
This email discussion list connects society members and anyone interested in the life and works of Elizabeth Gaskell. Contributions, notices and enquiries about related subjects – Dickens, the Brontës, industrial novels, Victorian family issues etc – are also invited on this list. To subscribe, use the link, then click on the list called “gaskell-l” and follow the instructions.
Places to visit
The Portico Library – Manchester’s beautiful subscription library, where William Gaskell was Chairman for many years.