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Benjamin Robert Haydon Clipping Book

Call Number: MS 305

Benjamin Robert Haydon, 1786-1846, was an English historical painter and author. This clipping book contains items from the first half of the 19th century, including printed reviews of Haydon's art works, printed essays and letters to the editor by Haydon, letters to Haydon, and handwritten copies of quotations and verse.

Dates: 1813 - 1846

Charles Kingsley collection

Call Number: MS P176

This collection consists of two letters written by Anglican clergyman and author Charles Kingsley (1819-1875), collected from various sources by Spencer Research Library staff.

Dates: 1855, 1865

Documents of Walter Savage Landor, collected by John Forster

Call Number: MS 111
Overview A collection of letters, poems, printed portraits, photographs, etc. Most of the collection formerly belonged to John Forster, whose definitive biography of Walter Savage Landor was published in 1869. The collection largely consists of letters addressed to Forster after the publication of the book, concerning Landor's character. Also in the collection are some other letters addressed to Forster; some original Landor material; and portraits and other materials concerned with the publication...
Dates: approximately 1830-1876 (bulk 1869)

Edward Capern letter

 Collection — Folder: 1
Call Number: MS P58

This collection consists of a single letter written by Edward Capern to Dr. Lin from Bideford, England, providing biographical details about his life and career, including working as a child laborer at a factory.

Dates: March 19th [1859]

John Galsworthy outgoing correspondence

Call Number: MS P122
Overview This collection includes five outgoing letters from John Galsworthy, English novelist and playwright. Two letters are to W. H. (Wilfrid Hugh) Chesson regarding Joseph Conrad's Almayer's Folly. The other 3 letters represent Galsworthy's side of brief formal correspondence with Arthur Tait, Secretary of the Leeds Institute of Science, Art and Literature (now Leeds Metropolitan University). They include 2 responses from Galsworthy to requests to give lectures...
Dates: 1921 - 1932

Letter from Violet Fane

 Collection — Folder: 1
Call Number: MS P603
Overview Letter written by Violet Fane (literary pseudonym of Mrs. Mary Montgomerie Lamb Singleton, later Lady Currie, 1843-1905) from 22 Grosvenor Place [London] accompanying gift of her book, Collected Verses (London, 1880) to Lady Feversham (Mabel Violet Dunscombe Feversham, countess of, died 1915). Lady Feversham was the wife of William Ernest Dunscombe, 1st Earl of Feversham. Subject: Why the book I'm sending you [presumably Fane's ...
Dates: 1880?

Letter to Sir John Philippart

 Collection — Folder: 1
Call Number: MS P660

Frederick George Barton (born 1817) was a curate in the mill town of Ossett, Wakefield, West Yorkshire, England. He was also the author of Religion in Heart and Life (1854). In this letter he writes to Sir John Philippart (circa 1784-1875) to renew connections between the families and to tell Sir John that he is having his publishers, Wertheim and McIntosh, send him a copy of his book.

Dates: January 4, 1853

Letters from Basil Hall

Call Number: MS P482

Captain Basil Hall (1788-1844) followed a career in the Royal Navy by becoming a popular travel writer. These 4 letters reflect his naval and literary connections and activities. Items probably mostly written in London, perhaps also Italy.

Dates: 1820; 1840-1842

Letters, literary manuscripts, and personal papers of the Porter family

Call Number: MS 28

The Porter family papers consist of letters, literary manuscripts and personal papers of an English literary family from the mid-18th century to the mid-19th century. Two-thirds of the almost 3000 items in the collection consists of the correspondence of the siblings, Sir Robert Ker Porter (1777-1842), Jane Porter (1776-1850), Anna Maria Porter (1778-1832), and other members of the Porter family.

Dates: 1750 - 1849

Mathilde Blind correspondence

Call Number: MS P607

A collection of six letters by poet and biographer Mathilde Blind. Correspondents include Charles Rowley, a social reformer and figure involved in the Manchester, England arts scene, pre-Raphaellite painter Frederic Shields, and a "Mr. Dolman."

Dates: 1891 - 1896

Philip James Bailey correspondence

Call Number: MS 204
Overview Collection of letters written to poet Philip James Bailey (1816-1902) largely by important or minor figures in the literary world: authors (professional and amateur), journalists, editors of periodicals, publishers, dramatists, artists, patrons. Some letters include poems and sketches as parts of letters; there are also 5 copied quotations in the collection. The collection includes some letters from politicians, landowners, philosophers, geologists, members of the Scottish universities; some...
Dates: 1833-1898 (bulk 1840-1869)

Robert Southey collection

Call Number: MS P295

This collection consists of 2 letters by English Romantic poet Robert Southey (1774-1843), collected from various sources by Spencer Research Library staff.

Dates: 1797, 1834

Thomas De Quincey collection

Call Number: MS P91

Collection of letters from various sources written by Thomas De Quincey (1785-1859) or daughter Florence (De Quincey) Smith.

Dates: 1838-1854, undated

William Makepeace Thackeray collection

Call Number: MS P317

Small collection of literary texts and letters by the English novelist William Makepeace Thackeray (1811-1863) and gathered together by Spencer Research Library staff.

Dates: 1838, 1860

William Wordsworth collection

Call Number: MS P355

This collection consists of two letters written by English Romantic poet William Wordsworth (1770-1850).

Dates: 1830s; undated

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