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Thackeray, William Makepeace, 1811-1863

 Person

Dates

  • Existence: 1811-07-18 - 1863-12-23

William Makepeace Thackeray (1811-1863), British novelist, author, and illustrator.

Found in 108 Collections and/or Records:

Frederick Stoever Dickson collection regarding Henry Fielding

 Collection
Call Number: GEN MSS 511
Overview: The Frederick Stoever Dickson Collection regarding Henry Fielding consists of correspondence, writings and subject files documenting research and scholarship on Henry Fielding. There are two series: Frederick Stoever Dickson Papers and Material from Other Sources.The Frederick Stoever Dickson Papers consist of three subseries: Correspondence, Writings and Subject Files. Correspondence consists chiefly of letters to Dickson from publishers, bookdealers, journal editors, libraries and...
Dates: 1733-1937, bulk 1900-1922

Frederick Stoever Dickson collection regarding William Makepeace Thackeray

 Collection
Call Number: GEN MSS 1100
Overview: The collection consists of manuscript and typescript material created by Frederick Stoever Dickson and others pertaining to Dickson's research on the life and work of William Makepeace Thackeray; included are letters to Dickson from authors, librarians, publishers, and other colleagues.
Dates: 1853-1912, bulk 1891-1912

John Frederick Lewis letter to William Vokins, 1863 December 25

 Item — Box: 1, Folder: 1
Call Number: MSS 53
Scope and Contents: "Xmas Day 1863. My dear Vokins, Poor Thackeray has gone! I suppose you saw this morning an account of his death in the "Times". Poor fellow. What a loss! & so young too. At one time I knew him well. Your note gratified me much this morning & when I opened & saw the Photograph, I thought you had put your real self in - & had got somebody to seal you up! Thanks for it - it is very like [...] God knows yet what I shall get by April - I will do my best, if my health holds out -...
Dates: 1863 December 25

Letter : London, to Mr. [Sterry?] (forgery), [after 1860]

 Part of Collection — Box: GROUP 2567, Folder: F-1
Call Number: GEN MSS MISC
Scope and Contents: ALS.

Forgery: by an unidentified forger (determined by Gordon Ray, Apr, 1946).
Dates: [after 1860]

Letter to an unidentified recipient, 1796 November

 Item — Box: [8]
Call Number: MSS 29
Scope and Contents: Undated; "Nov. 1796" supplied in graphite at a later date. Dr. Thackeray is gravely ill. The letter ends hurriedly and may be unfinished. People mentioned: Dr. Thackeray and Mrs. Heaton.
Dates: 1796 November

Letter to an unidentified recipient, between 1795 and 1816?

 Item — Box: [83]
Call Number: MSS 29
Scope and Contents: Copies out a ditty--"Pretty Waltzer, Adieu!"
Dates: between 1795 and 1816?

Letter to an unidentified recipient, between 1795 and 1816?

 Item — Box: [84]
Call Number: MSS 29
Scope and Contents: Piozzi suggests that her addressee will "cut a good losing Figure at the Whist Table next Monday" and offers to lend her copy of Zoonomia (by Erasmus Darwin), a book with "many very fine things in it, and many very strange ones."
Dates: between 1795 and 1816?

Letter to an unidentified recipient, between 1795 and 1816?

 Item — Box: [87]
Call Number: MSS 29
Scope and Contents: Piozzi writes, "the Frolicks Dear Sir have been blown away by the Wind & starved in the Snow--not so the Dinner at which we hope to see you."
Dates: between 1795 and 1816?

Letter to an unidentified recipient, between 1795 and 1816?

 Item — Box: [88]
Call Number: MSS 29
Scope and Contents: Piozzi sends the recipient her old letters and writes, "the Prophet's Mess of Blasphemy & Madness is at Mrs. Heaton's." People mentioned: Mrs. Heaton.
Dates: between 1795 and 1816?

Letter to William Makepeace Thackeray, 1803

 Item — Box: [16]
Call Number: MSS 29
Scope and Contents: Piozzi discusses her husband's gout and rumors of sickness in Bristol, London, and Paris. People mentioned: Dr. Thackeray's brother, Mr. Piozzi, Dr. Parry, Louis Seize, the Members of Parliament, and an unnamed Friend.
Dates: 1803

Letter to William Makepeace Thackeray, 1795 April 16

 Item — Box: [1]
Call Number: MSS 29
Scope and Contents: Sent from Streatham Park. Piozzi discusses her return from a journey and the state of affairs at home. People mentioned: the princess and her husband, the king and queen, Mrs. Piozzi’s daughters, Mr. Lloyd of Wygfair, Mrs. Siddons and her baby, Mr. Chappelow, one of Dr. Thackeray’s brothers, Mr. Mostyn, Hamilton, Mrs. Heaton, Miss Ashbourne, Mr. Moore, and Mr. Piozzi.
Dates: 1795 April 16

Letter to William Makepeace Thackeray, 1795 May 5

 Item — Box: [2]
Call Number: MSS 29
Scope and Contents: Discusses a trip to the opera and dinner at Llannerch, and current affairs, including the current war. People mentioned: Lady Abermarle, Eliza Martin, Mrs. Leo, Hillisberg, Duchess of Rutland, Captain Molloy, Mrs. Siddons, Mrs. Hamilton, Lady Louisa Gordon, the Duchess of Bedford, Mr. Sheridan, Thackeray’s brother, Mrs. Heaton, Mr. Moore, Mrs. Crespigny (?), Mr. Mostyn, Cecilia, and Mr. Piozzi.
Dates: 1795 May 5

Letter to William Makepeace Thackeray, 1795 June 4

 Item — Box: [3]
Call Number: MSS 29
Scope and Contents: Discusses possible remedies for Mrs. Piozzi’s ailment. People mentioned: Cecilia, Miss Heaton, Mrs. Heaton, W. Mead, Peane the Poulterer, Lady Owen, Mr. Chappelow, ‘our’ Bishop, Bennett Williams, Sir Edward Lloyd, a captain, Mrs. Leo, Sir Frederick Eden, Princess, Mr. Miles, Prince, Mr. and Mrs. Mostyn, Mrs. Myddelton, and Mr. and Mrs. Moore.
Dates: 1795 June 4

Letter to William Makepeace Thackeray, 1795 June 12

 Item — Box: [4]
Call Number: MSS 29
Scope and Contents: Discusses her daughter’s safe return, marriage and inheritance arrangements, and Dr. Thackeray’s retirement. People mentioned: Mrs. Piozzi’s daughter, Mr. Thrale, Mr. Thrale’s daughter, Lord Chancellor, Mr. Mostyn, Cecilia, Mrs. Mostyn, Mr. Piozzi, Miss Heaton, the prince, the Stadtholder.
Dates: 1795 June 12

Letter to William Makepeace Thackeray, 1795 June 22

 Item — Box: [5]
Call Number: MSS 29
Scope and Contents: Tells the story of a young noble lady who ran away from home to work at an ale house. People mentioned: the Prince of Wales, the Duke and Duchess of York.
Dates: 1795 June 22

Letter to William Makepeace Thackeray, 1795 September 20

 Item — Box: [6]
Call Number: MSS 29
Scope and Contents: Discusses Mr. Piozzi, gout, and Dr. Thackeray's recovery. Piozzi invites Dr. Thackeray to visit in October. People mentioned: Mr. and Mrs. Mostyn, Mrs. Piozzi’s three daughters, and Mr. Piozzi.
Dates: 1795 September 20

Letter to William Makepeace Thackeray, 1796 July 29

 Item — Box: [7]
Call Number: MSS 29
Scope and Contents: Discusses Sir Roger Mostyn's death and Mr. Piozzi's gout. Piozzi also discuss the situation in Europe, particularly mentioning Italy and Portugal. People mentioned: Sir Roger Mostyn, Mr. Piozzi, Mr. Moore, and the Queen of Portugal.
Dates: 1796 July 29

Letter to William Makepeace Thackeray, 1796 November

 Item — Box: [9]
Call Number: MSS 29
Scope and Contents: Undated; November 1796 surmised from continued discussion of Dr. Thackeray's (?) illness. Mr. and Mrs. Piozzi send their condolences and a book to a sick friend. People mentioned: Mr. Piozzi, Mrs. Piozzi, and a friend.
Dates: 1796 November

Letter to William Makepeace Thackeray, 1796 November

 Item — Box: [10]
Call Number: MSS 29
Scope and Contents: Discusses hopes that Dr. Thackeray is better and urges him to read Johnson'sLife of Mr. Richard Savage. People mentioned: Lady Macclesfield, Colonel Brett, Mr. Seward, Dr. Johnson, Shakespeare, Mrs. Heaton, and Mr. Piozzi.
Dates: 1796 November

Letter to William Makepeace Thackeray, 1796 November 24

 Item — Box: [11]
Call Number: MSS 29
Scope and Contents: Wishes Dr. Thackeray a speedy recovery from his illness. People mentioned: Mr. Moore and Mr. Piozzi.
Dates: 1796 November 24