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Count Dracula… Dracula… Dracula.[66]


Historiae Personae[67]


Doctor of madhouse <xxx> Seward

Girl engaged to him ◦ Lucy Westenra[68] ◦ schoolfellow of Miss Murray

Mad patient[69] – theory of getting life – instinctively goes for Count & follows up idea with mad cunning

Lawyer <Arthur Abbott>[70] <John> Peter Hawkins[71] ◦ Exeter[72]

His clerk ___ Jonathan Harker

Fiancée of above ◦ pupil teacher Wilhelmina Murray (called Mina)

<Lawyer – Wm. Young>

<His sister>


Friend & former schoolfellow of above ___ Kate Reed[73]

The Count ___ Count <Wampyr> Dracula[74]

<A Deaf Mute Woman>

<A Silent Man> English servants of the Count[75]

A Detective ___ Cotford

A Psychical Research Agent ___ Alfred Singleton

<An American Inventor from Texas>[76]

A German Professor ___ Max Windshoeffel

A Painter ___ Francis <A> Aytown

A Texan ___ Brutus M. Marix[77]


Mem. makes dinner of 13[78]


Mem. secret room – coloured like blood[79]

[66] “Count Dracula” is underlined in the top left-hand corner of the page, while “Dracula” is scribbled on both sides of the heading. Stoker may have been savoring the sound of this word as a possible name for his anti-hero.

[67] “Historiae Personae” is Latin for “The Characters of the Story.” This list, which expands and names many of the characters on page 1, was created in two or more stages.

[68] This is the first appearance of the name “Westenra.” In contrast to the novel, Lucy is engaged to John Seward.

[69] The name “Renfield” does not appear in the Notes. In The Undead, John McLaughlin informs us that, in the typescript, “the name of Renfield, the Count’s lunatic messenger, has been typed only in the latter portions of the novel. Prior to those appearances he is referred to variously as The Flyman, Renfold or as simply a blank space reserved for the later insertion of the name” (n.p.).

[70] Frayling transcribes this name as “William Abbott” (307).

[71] Abraham Aaronson’s transformation into Arthur Abbott, then John and, finally, Peter Hawkins testifies to a minimum of three revisions. Eventually, Stoker bestowed his given name, “Abraham,” on Professor Van Helsing and christened Lucy’s victorious suitor “Arthur.”

[72] Hawkins, like Harker, resides in Exeter.

[73] Kate Reed will rise from the grave of literary obscurity to become an ongoing character in Kim Newman’s Anno Dracula series.

[74] Stoker began to use “Dracula” during or shortly after the summer of 1890.

[75] Both the deaf mute woman and the silent man are Dracula’s servants.

[76] The “inventor” will become “Brutus M. Marix.” As David J. Skal points out, the author’s “working imagination seem[s] to spontaneously clone, merge and shuffle fictional identities, as if testing the possibilities” (22).

[77] In 1985, Clive Leatherdale interpreted this name as “Moris” (Novel & Legend 235 n.31); five years later, Skal transcribed it as “Marix” (10).

[78] The preceding list contained nineteen characters but six of them were crossed out, leaving thirteen.

[79] “Mem” and the contents of the memo are added in pencil. In the novel, there is no such room in any of the Count’s houses.