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Thackeray, William Makepeace, 1811-1863



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

Found in 108 Collections and/or Records:

Letter to William Makepeace Thackeray, 1806 December 10

 Item — [33]
Call Number: MSS 29
Scope and Contents:

Mr. Piozzi's health continues to mend. Mrs. Piozzi discusses the "new scheme of blockading Great Britain." People mentioned: Mr. Piozzi, Mr. Piozzi's "Attendant Men," Bowen, Mr. Mostyn, Mr. Mostyn's wife and children, and Selina (Dr. Thackeray's daughter).

Dates: 1806 December 10

Letter to William Makepeace Thackeray, 1807 February 17

 Item — [34]
Call Number: MSS 29
Scope and Contents: Piozzi discusses the return of Mr. Piozzi's gout, which is now mending. She discusses the death of a lady as a "consequence of being quacked and magnetized" and wishes for medical reform. Piozzi also mentioned Mostyn's continued ill health, which she thinks might improve if he were less worried about it. Stocks are rising, and Piozzi predicts that Britain will soon control all of South America. People mentioned: Mr. Piozzi, Dr. Parry, Mr. Bowen, Mr. Cam, Mrs. Siddons, "the prettiest lady we...
Dates: 1807 February 17

Letter to William Makepeace Thackeray, 1807 December 1

 Item — [35]
Call Number: MSS 29
Scope and Contents:

Piozzi discusses Sophia Thrale's marriage to Mr. Hoare and her own daughter's impending marriage to Admiral Lord Keith. Maria Dore has chest pains and is chlorotic and Piozzi discusses her treatment. People mentioned: Sophia Thrale, Mr. Hoare, Mrs. Piozzi's daughter, Admiral Lord Keith and Maria Dore {the undercook).

Dates: 1807 December 1

Letter to William Makepeace Thackeray, 1807 December 31

 Item — [36]
Call Number: MSS 29
Scope and Contents:

Piozzi discusses Maria Dore's improving health. She asks Dr. Thackeray to send a servant to find out what happened to a valuable Gainsborough landscape she sent to her daughter as a bridal gift. She also comments on the war. People mentioned: Maria Dore, Sophia Hoare (Mrs. Piozzi's daughter), Gainsborough, Lord Keith and Buonaparte.

Dates: 1807 December 31

Letter to William Makepeace Thackeray, 1808 January 5

 Item — [37]
Call Number: MSS 29
Scope and Contents:

Piozzi says that the landscape painting has been found. Mr. Piozzi is plagued with gout. Mrs. Piozzi hopes the Prince of Portugal will land safely and that Lord Strangford's health will improve. She also discusses the Queen's "sudden return to her senses." People mentioned: Mrs. Merrick Hoare, Mr. Piozzi, the Prince of Portugal, Lord Strangford, the "Old Queen" and Maria Dore.

Dates: 1808 January 5

Norman Holmes Pearson Collection of “Art for the Wrong Reason”

Call Number: YCAL MSS 1031
Scope and Contents: The collection contains sixty-three sketches, drawings, paintings, and prints acquired by Yale faculty member Norman Holmes Pearson not for their aesthetic or artistic merit, but because they were created by poets and other authors; he titled his collection “Art for the Wrong Reason.” The works were executed in crayon, gouache, graphite, ink, charcoal, oil, and watercolor on paper, board, canvas, and panel, by fifty-three writers including E. E. Cummings, George Du Maurier, Victor Hugo, D....
Dates: 1833-1979

William Makepeace Thackeray collection

Call Number: GEN MSS 1101
Abstract: The collection consists of correspondence, writings, and drawings by or related to William Makepeace Thackeray. Correspondence includes letters written by Thackeray to colleagues such as Connop Thirlwall and William Webb Follett Synge, and letters to Thackeray from potential conributors to Cornhill Magazine. Writings include an autograph manuscript of a chapter of The Adventures of Philip, an autograph poem parodying Goethe's Werther, and an autograph manuscript notebook with memoranda,...
Dates: 1846-1912

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