The du Maurier family have a fascinating history, with many of its members leading distinguished and well-documented careers. The family members represented in this collection include Louise Wallace (aunt of George du Maurier), George du Maurier (illustrator and novelist), Gerald du Maurier (actor and manager) and Daphne du Maurier (writer). Also included are papers relating to Sylvia du Maurier (sister to Gerald) and Angela du Maurier (sister to Daphne).
The collection includes several early manuscripts by Daphne du Maurier, including notebooks relating to ‘Rebecca’ and ‘My Cousin Rachel’. Most of her later works are represented in either original typescript or proof.