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Charles Dickens Correspondence

 Collection — Container: MS Acc 29
Call Number: MS Acc 29
Abstract This collection contains twenty letters written by Charles Dickens (1812-1870), that either discuss a variety of subjects, such as the Tavistock House theatricals, financial help for orphans, or the 'Ragged School Movement', or provides insight into his personal life, including the health of his wife, the cadetship for one of his sons, and his brother-in-law’s funeral expenses.
Dates: 1839-1867; Other: Date acquired: 00/00/1940

Mary Botham Howitt and William Howitt papers

 Collection
Call Number: MS Eng. 328
Scope and Contents This collection consists of personal and professional correspondence from English poet Mary Botham Howitt (1799-1888) and her husband, English writer William Howitt (1792-1879), between 1823-1888. Of interest is a letter by Mary Botham Howitt discussing her translations of Fredrika Bremer’s articles pubished in a Stockholm newspaper and a letter by William Howitt discussing his interest in the Aurora Borealis. The collection also contains several manuscript fragments of poems, in both Mary and...
Dates: 1823 - 1888

John Ruskin correspondence with Lucia and Francesca Alexander

 Collection
Call Number: MS 5086
Abstract This collection contains 300 letters, dating from 1882-1889, which document the personal and professional relationship between John Ruskin (1819-1900), Francesca Alexander (1837-1917), and her mother, Mrs. Francis Alexander (1814-1916), (nee Lucia Gray Swett). Originally from Boston, Massachusetts, the Alexanders met John Ruskin in Italy in 1882 and they immediately began corresponding. Many common themes run throughout the letters such as the writers’ emotional and physical well-being, art,...
Dates: 1882-1889

Emily Tennyson Letters

 Collection — Container: MS 6015
Call Number: MS 6015
Abstract The eighty-three letters in this collection written by Emily Lady Tennyson (1813-1896) primarily to Margaret Gatty (1809-1873) reveal the decades long friendship between the Tennyson and Gatty families. Lady Tennyson’s letters provide insight into many aspects of daily life in the Tennyson household, including the progress of Lord Tennyson’s writing and various business dealings, family travels, and the health of the children. In addition, the letters include the responses of Lord and Lady...
Dates: 1858-1873; Other: Date acquired: 02/20/1951