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MS Eng 881

Thackeray, William Makepeace, 1811-1863. William Makepeace Thackeray miscellaneous papers, 1838-1861: Guide.

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Descriptive Summary

Location: b
Call No.: MS Eng 881
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Thackeray, William Makepeace, 1811-1863.
Title: William Makepeace Thackeray miscellaneous papers,
Date(s): 1838-1861.
Quantity: 1 collection (1 box (.5 linear ft.)
Abstract: Letters and other papers of the English novelist William Makepeace Thackeray.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

Received from various sources at various times.

Conditions Governing Access:

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material. Collection is open for research.

Preferred Citation for Publication:

William Makepeace Thackeray Miscellaneous Papers, 1838-1861 (MS Eng 881). Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Biographical / Historical

Thackeray was an English novelist and short-story writer, most famous for the novel Vanity Fair.


Arranged alphabetically by recipient or title, with photographs listed at the end.

Scope and Contents

Letters from Thackeray to various correspondents, including several to Charlotte Thackeray Ritchie and William Webb Follett Synge. Also includes a literary excerpt and photographs of portraits of Thackeray.

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