George Eliot's “Florentine Notes” for Romola is held at the British Library in London and is cataloged as Additional Manuscript 40768. Here I present the text together with my notes, a list of sources Eliot consulted, and an index. The “Florentine Notes” was one of twenty George Eliot notebooks sold at Sotheby's saleroom as part of the main sale of “books, relics, manuscripts and portraits” on Wednesday, 27 June 1923, which were bought by various institutions and individuals in America and England (Eliot, Some George Eliot Notebooks 1: 2). This notebook, containing fifty-five folios, was purchased by the British Museum for £18, and the manuscript bears the stamp of the British Museum on pages 1v, 15v, 44r, and 55v (endpaper), and a cataloging label bearing the date 1930 when the MS was “folio'd by A.J. GS” and “Examined by P.E.J.E.” At the same sale in 1923, the “Quarry for Romola”...

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