All images courtesy of The Sheffield City Council Libraries and Archives Edward Carpenter Collection
The Edward Carpenter collection was donated to Sheffield City Libraries in the 1930s and is divided into two parts. The first includes Carpenter’s personal library of over 1,000 books and pamphlets. The second consists of many editions and translations of Carpenter's own works including almost every periodical to which he contributed, and 2,280 papers which comprise the manuscripts of nearly all his books, letters from friends and publishers and notebooks. This part of the collection has been added to by friends and scholars who have continued to write about Carpenter.