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Call No.: MS Eng 1339
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Mitford, Mary Russell, 1787-1855.
Title: Mary Russell Mitford letters to Sir Thomas Noon Talfourd and other letters,
Quantity: 1 collection (.75 linear feet (2 volumes)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Abstract: Autograph manuscript letters from English author and dramatist Mary Russell Mitford to English judge and author Sir Thomas Noon Talfourd.
Mary Russell Mitford (1787-1855) was an English author and dramatist. Sir Thomas Noon Talfourd (1795-1854) was an English judge and author whose influence assisted Mitford's literary career.
Arranged into two series, as bound, mostly chronological:
- I. Volume 1
- II. Volume 2
Collection consists primarily of over 250 autograph manuscript letters from Mitford to Talfourd containing discussions of her literary and dramatic productions and other matters. Most letters were written from Three Mile Cross, England, and are signed by Mitford. There are also a few letters from others to Mitford including a Miss James and a Mrs. Hofland. Collection also includes a few of Mitford's autograph manuscript compositions, including a poem and a partial verse play about Cromwell. There is also a partial letter from Talfourd to a "Rachael". Some letters were bound out of date order. Volumes are bound in dark blue morocco.