The Royal Library where the majority of Hans Christian Andersen's manuscripts for the fairy tales are situated, has so far presented 13 manuscripts. This first presentation has been chosen as these 13 manuscripts were included in the collection sold to the Royal Library in 1878 by the heires of the late professor in French N. C. L. Abrahams. The collection with the catalog siganture Abrahamske Manuskriptsamling (The Abrahams manuscript collection no 3) contains among other things the manuscripts for the fairy tales The Shepherdess and the Chimneysweep, She was no good, Under the Willow Tree and It Is Perfectly True.
In the collections of Odense City Museums there are at present 17 fairy tale manuscripts. These can be studied - as well as two of the three manuscripts stolen at the large theft from the Hans Christian Andersen Museum in 1992 - by clicking here. The manuscripts are listet chronologically. By a click on the individual fairy-tale titles the handwritten manuscripts are shown in a readable format with the possibility of searching for specific pages, comparing it with the text edtion in Danish Literature Archives and of obtaining facts about the manuscript and the fairy-tale.