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Lewis, Marian, approximately 1826-1906


Found in 8 Collections and/or Records:

Alice Woolner letter to Marian Lewis, between 1874 and 1876, March 22

 Item — Box 1, Folder: 23
Call Number: MSS 53
Scope and Contents:

Woolner appears to inquire about the health of J.F. Lewis, noting "this severe weather I fear is very bad for your invalid."

Dates: between 1874 and 1876, March 22

Thomas Woolner letter to John Frederick Lewis, 1875 January 31

 Item — Box 1, Folder: 10
Call Number: MSS 53
Scope and Contents: "Jan 31 '75. My dear Lewis, If you refuse being Mr-ed; - I was much delighted with your kind letter and the hope it offered me of a pleasant glimpse of your happy life. Please to ask Mrs Lewis to accept my bow of homage, and say with what pleasure I look forward to making her acquaintance. I know that I have already seen her several times in life, and, if I mistake not, once in her immortality as she looks in the "Bey's Garden," the guardian angel of...
Dates: 1875 January 31

Thomas Woolner letter to Marian Lewis, 1876 January 16

 Item — Box 1, Folder: 15
Call Number: MSS 53
Scope and Contents: "Jan 16 '76. My dear Mrs Lewis, the date of your last letter just now shocked me to see how long it was written: it has been on my desk ever since to be answered, and the answer was to be that I meant to jump into a train and to answer for myself. Now, unless I fix a time I shall go on for 3 months longer without paying you a visit, as I never by any chance have a day disengaged, therefore unless you forbid me to do so I shall come to see you on Sunday 23rd. - But if Sunday is a day with you...
Dates: 1876 January 16

Thomas Woolner letter to Marian Lewis, 1876 January 18

 Item — Box 1, Folder: 16
Call Number: MSS 53
Scope and Contents:

"Jan 18 '76. My dear Mrs Lewis, Best thanks; wet or dry I shall come next Sunday at about the time you say. I will tell all about Cook's statue when I come - he is to be on the top of a column so that he must stand - why does the great man wish to see him sitting - he who never rested? Perhaps because he thinks the mighty Captain should rest after so much activity! Ever truly yours, T. Woolner."

Dates: 1876 January 18

Thomas Woolner letter to Marian Lewis, 1876 February 20

 Item — Box 1, Folder: 18
Call Number: MSS 53
Scope and Contents: "Feb: 20 '76. My dear Mrs Lewis, I ought to have answered your letter before, but of late every evening I have had has been so closely engaged that I have not been my own master but rather the unwilling slave of that unpitying Demon brute - Circumstance. Tho wet a great deal, the weather has been so mild these last few days I hope it has dealt kindly with my well-beloved Patriarch. I was by no means pleased to have your confirmation of what I had heard of him. I am glad you think it does him...
Dates: 1876 February 20

Thomas Woolner letter to Marian Lewis, 1876 March 11

 Item — Box 1, Folder: 20
Call Number: MSS 53
Scope and Contents: "March 11 '76. My dear Mrs Lewis, I am grieved at your sad news, and hope it is only a few days of depression you have to be anxious about. Tell him he must not think of writing unless doing so allows one to accept it as a sign of very great improvement indeed: - mind this is bona fide, and I cannot accede to any vagaries of his generous impulses. I do not at all like writing to my wife that he is worse for his last letter rejoiced her so much; and she gets so little holiday, having this...
Dates: 1876 March 11

Thomas Woolner letter to Marian Lewis, 1876 March 27

 Item — Box 1, Folder: 21
Call Number: MSS 53
Scope and Contents: "March 27 '76. My dear Mrs Lewis, We were grieved to have your bad news of your glorious veteran; and the weather so abominable that I scarcely expect to have a better yet awhile. Tell him that if I see anything brilliant I will tell him. I am glad he sent his own, for a true blossom is grateful where artificial flowers fatigue. You saw that my wife has returned, and the house has received its soul again. How she longs for cheery news, and to see you both again. Her day at your house is...
Dates: 1876 March 27

Thomas Woolner Letters to John Frederick Lewis

Call Number: MSS 53
Abstract: The collection comprises 15 letters from Thomas Woolner to John Frederick Lewis, written between 1874 and 1876. It also includes 5 letters from Woolner to Lewis’s wife, Marian Harper, one letter from Lewis to dealer William Vokins, and several letters from Woolner’s wife and daughter. The letters primarily concern Lewis’s declining health—he died several months after the last letter in the collection—Woolner’s admiration for Lewis’s painting, updates on the politics of the Royal Academy and...
Dates: 1863-1914, bulk 1874-1876

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