MS Eng 951.24
Letters concerning William Makepeace Thackeray, 1844-1911: Guide.
Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
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Call No.: MS Eng 951.24
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Title: Letters concerning William Makepeace Thackeray,
Quantity: 1 collection (1 volume (.1 linear ft.)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Abstract: Letters written about British novelist William Makepeace Thackeray.
57M-83. Gift of Herbert L. Carlebach, 120 Broadway New York 5, New York; received: 1957 December 26.
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Letters Concerning William Makepeace Thackeray, 1844-1911 (MS Eng 951.24). Houghton
Library, Harvard University.
Thackeray was a British novelist.
Letters concerning Thackeray from William Harrison Ainsworth, Charles Dickens, Henry
Wadsworth Longfellow, and Anne Isabella (Thackeray) Ritchie.
- (1). Ainsworth, William Harrison, 1805-1882. A.L.s.to [Charles] Ollier; Brighton, 10 Apr 1854. 1s.(4p.)
Refers to Thackeray's "sneers" at Goldsmith, Smollett, and Sterne.
- (2). Ainsworth, William Harrison, 1805-1882. A.L.(last leaf with signature wanting) to [Horatio] Smith; London, 21 Feb 1846. 1s.(4p.)
Tells of Thackeray's reaction to a review he considered unfavorable.
- (3). Dickens, Charles, 1812-1870. A.L.s.to [William Henry] Wills; Folkestone, 5 Sep 1855. 1s.(2p.)
Refers to Thackeray's description of Charterhouse in The Newcomes.
- (4). Forster, John, 1812-1876. A.L.s.to Edward Chapman; [London, 184-] 1s.(3p.)
Mentions reviewing a book by Thackeray.
- (5). Lever, Charles, 1806-1872. A.L.s.to [William Harrison] Ainsworth; Templeogue House, 7 Apr 1844. 1s.(4p.)
Contains an unfavorable reference to Thackeray, who had annoyed him with a review of Tom Burke of Ours.
- (6). Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth, 1807-1882. A.L.s.to [James Matthews Legaré]; Cambridge, 15 Mar 1853. 1s.(4p.)
Longfellow's letter-book shows that he wrote to Legaré on this date. Mentions Thackeray.
- (7). Procter, Bryan Waller, 1787-1874. A.L.s.to  Nicholas; [London] 31 Dec 1863. 1s.(4p.)
Speaks of the death of Thackeray.
- (8). Ritchie, Anne Isabella (Thackeray) lady, 1837-1919. A.L.s.to [Frederic] Chapman; Wimbledon,  2s.(7p.)
Declining to edit or write an introduction to a collection of Thackeray's essays.
- (9). Ritchie, Anne Isabella (Thackeray) lady, 1837-1919. A.L.s.to  Johnson; [London] 29 Mar  1s.(4p.)
About a portrait of Thackeray.
- (10). Ritchie, Anne Isabella (Thackeray) lady, 1837-1919. A.L.s.to ; [London] 25 Mar [1867?] 1s.(2p.)
Mentions Harriet's approaching marriage to Sir Leslie Stephen.