Wlliam Gilmore Simms
Item informationTitle: Sir Will O'Wisp; Or the Irish Baronet; a Tale of its own day
Genre: Novel (Romance)
Publication information
  • Composition date: 1865 - 1870
  • Publication date: 2014

Time periods
    Digitization Digital collection: William Gilmore Simms Digital Collection
    Rights: Digital Copyright © 2014, The University of South Carolina. All rights reserved. For more information contact The South Caroliniana Library, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC 29208
    Resource identifier prefix: WSS_18xx
    On demand printing? No

    Sources/ReviewsSources consulted by researcher:
    • Pirates and Devils: William Gilmore Simms’s Unfinished Postbellum Novels
    Physical Information
    • Copy 1
    Composition history According to Meriwether and Newton, this MS has its origins in an 1838 short story, “Jack-O’-Lantern: A New-Light Story,” published in the Southern Literary Messenger.
    Bibliographic citation Simms, William Gilmore. ''Sir Will O'Wisp; Or the Irish Baronet; a Tale of its own day.'' MS.  South Caroliniana Library, Columbia, South Carolina.  
    Description Unbound manuscript.  Approximately 188 individual leaves with hand-written page numbers in upper-right hand corners.
    Notes Individual pages contained within clear mylar sleeves.

    A transcribed version of this text will be published by the Simms Initiatives in 2014.