Scope and arrangement
The Adelaide Neilson Papers consist of personal and legal correspondence and personal ephemera. Most of the letters are from Miss Neilson to her mother. These span the years 1870-1879. The legal correspondence, dated 1911, concern her brother's claim to her mother's estate. Among the ephemera are copies of her will and a lock of her hair.
The Adelaide Neilson papers are arranged in two series:
This series consists of letters from Miss Neilson to her mother Anne Bland. It also contains letters from her mother-in-law and William Carr Glynn. The legal correspondence  concerns her brother Charles' claim to her estate.
This series consists of personal ephemera including a lock of Miss Neilson's hair, copies of her will and her mother's death certificate. Some clippings, photographs and biographical materials complete this series.